Sep
12

Game 146: Thrown to the wolves

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A week and a half ago, Jesus Montero made his big league debut. The Yankees didn’t exactly baby him; his first game was in Fenway Park with Jon Lester on the bump. Montero responded by scoring the game-winning run, and he’s gone on to play well in his limited action. Although we saw Austin Romine catch yesterday, he gets his first career start tonight. His assignment? Felix Hernandez, in a park that is unkind to right-handed hitters like himself. Welcome to the big leagues kid, here’s Felix. Fun fun fun. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, DH
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, 1B – tested out his elbow before the game
Eric Chavez, 3B
Brett Gardner, LF
Chris Dickerson, RF
Austin Romine

Phil Hughes, RHP

The game is scheduled to start a little after 10pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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690 Comments»

  1. JohnnyBGoode says:

    Woot woot no 1st base defense!

    • NHYankeesFan says:

      Joe Girardi has done extensive scouting reports and found that no Mariners hitter has hit the ball to first base this year, but there have been many to right field

  2. Reggie C. says:

    You mean Swisher is playing 1B, right?

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Phil Hughes CGSHO you heard it here phirst!

  4. mbonzo says:

    I work with a lot of “Yankee fans” and they think Romine is another scrub catcher who can really field, but can’t hit a lick. Boy are the unknowing Yankee fans in for a surprise when Romine comes to hit.

  5. Thomas Cassidy says:

    I wonder why Montero isn’t playing more often. He’s looked pretty damn good.

    • mbonzo says:

      If Martin and Cervelli go down, they only have 2 weeks to figure out who can catch. They need to learn this rotation asap, and the only way to do that is to catch.

      • Thomas Cassidy says:

        I think Martin will be fine, it’s just a bruised thumb I believe. I just want to see him hit. It seems like every game he plays in he hits a home run (I know he only has three, but it’s about time he’s up).

        I really thought Cashman was a fucking idiot to not deal Nova, Montero and Nunez for Lee. Whoops.

  6. Xstar7 says:

    I like how you guys used a picture of Gary Sheffield fighting that Red Sawk fan for the Magic Number sidebar.

    This would have been pretty cool too: http://www.valdostamuseum.org/.....uchRUN.gif

  7. Kramerica Industries says:

    Pretty long odds tonight. Yankees haven’t beaten Felix since May 2008 – it’s been six starts since then, and only in two did the Yankees come close to winning (a Mo blown save and Jobber implosion being the reasons they didn’t).

    I wouldn’t be disappointed with a loss just because of the odds against. Hopefully, they’re due to hit Felix just enough to pull out a win. Would be nice to stretch the division lead to four, and lower the magic number to 10. It got really friggen frustrating seeing it stuck at 12 for five days.

    • Ethan says:

      just out of curiosity, how many times did Felix win the game?

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        He won four or five times, at least.

        He threw two CG’s and an eight-inning, 0 ER performance last year alone. He won the game back in July, and I think he won the game back in May as well.

        In fact, I think he threw a CG in the walk-off win the M’s had against Mo in 2009 as well. That would give him six wins in those six games.

        There’s no shame in being owned by Felix. It is hard to believe, however, that a pitcher on a team with an unbelievably wretched offense has managed to always keep the Yankees at least one run lower in every occasion. Hopefully tonight is the bucking of a three year trend.

  8. Will says:

    No Montero? Lame. I would’ve loved to see beast Venezuelan pitcher vs. beast Venezuelan hitter. Girardi needs to understand that Montero isn’t a Marcus Thames platoon hitter. He’s a pure hitter that can hit lefties and righties.

    Montero HR vs LHP: 0
    Montero HR vs RHP: 3

    I don’t expect this lineup to do much against King Felix. Nor do I expect Hughes to hold one of the most anemic offenses down. He’s probably going to make them look like batting champions. Argh.

  9. ultimate913 says:

    In Romine’s defense, he’ll be calling the pitches against the M’s offense, which is almost non-existent.

    So we can downgrade those wolves to puppies or something less harmless. Much. Less. Harmless.

  10. BigBlueAL says:

    So Girardi is starting Romine ahead of Montero because “Romine has been considered one of the top defensive catching prospects in baseball, so that’s why I brought him in.”

    So being one of the top defensive catching prospects in baseball while not exactly lighting it up offensively at AA is better than being the universally regarded best hitting catching prospect in baseball who has already proven to be able to hit major league pitching.

    Anyone else think with Girardi as manager Montero has no chance in hell of being the everyday C for the Yankees? Hell looks like he might not even be the backup C for the Yankees next year if Girardi values defense at catcher so much.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      What he said.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Also Romine caught Hughes when he pitched a rehab game in Trenton this year. Real great logic. Never mind the fact that facing King Felix we need all the bats we can have in the lineup.

        Gonna be interesting to see if Martin doesnt catch tomorrow who starts at C between Romine and Montero.

    • Ivan says:

      I mean I wouldnt look too much into it. I agree to a certain extent that it is a bummer Montero is not catching, but I think the organization will work hard with Montero on his defense.

      I remember Utley being a terrible 2nd baseman coming up and after years of work, became a very good defender.

    • CMP says:

      Funny thing is most scouting reports I’ve read rates Romines defense as pretty average at best.

      No one is gonna mistake Romine for Pudge Rodriquez behind the dish.

    • Stratman9652 says:

      At least Montero is not with the Angels, he would be playing second fiddle to a guy hitting under .200 with zip for power.

    • Jetrer says:

      Montero is only 21, Girardi not considering him ready to be everyday catcher now doesn’t mean that will still apply next year, or into the future
      that said, I would rather he not be the every day catcher anyways, every day catchers usually only start 120-130 games/year, being primary DH/BU catcher should allow him to start at least 150 games/year with much less wear and tear

    • Pat D says:

      So they’re gonna walk Beck to get to Parkman.

      Obviously Taylor’s thinking……I don’t know what the hell he’s thinking!

  11. James says:

    Montero gets the “doesn’t know the pitching staff” excuse as for why he doesn’t catch, but Romine gets the start right away. I understand Martin and Cervelli may not be available, so it had to be one of them, but I think it’s pretty clear Girardi and the coaches don’t trust Montero’s defense just yet. Then again it’s been barely a week since he’s been here, so maybe I’m wrong.

  12. Kramerica Industries says:

    Sidenote – the Tigers are really laying it to the White Sox of late.

    Going back to the SNB game a week ago, the Tigers have scored 32 runs in their last 15 innings against White Sox pitching. Holy shit.

  13. Kramerica Industries says:

    Rays win.

    Make the wild card race three games. And the magic number will only go down with a Yankee victory.

    Would be a good night all-around in that case.

  14. forensic says:

    The utter and obvious lack of faith in Montero’s defense really just makes it even more assinine that they left him in the minors all season. Not that there was ever any doubt, but it clear that he’s a catcher in name only and they’ve just been blowing smoke about his improvements and such.

    • Jetrer says:

      or he has improved, but still has room to improve further
      he’s only 21, not many catchers are MLB ready at 21

      • BigBlueAL says:

        But Romine at 22 and having only played 4 games at AAA and not having an MLB bat like Montero already has is ready??

        • Jetrer says:

          he might be farther along defensively, not all catchers start at the same level and not all catchers develop at the same pace
          Romine being ahead of Montero now defensively doesn’t mean Montero can’t still develop into an adequate defensive catcher
          As far as the bat, clearly Montero is ahead of Romine, I’m guessing Joe G figured runs are gonna be hard to come by today with or without Montero, so he doesn’t want the defense giving up any cheap runs.

      • forensic says:

        Yeah, I’m sure that’s it. It’s not like they’re playing a 22 year old who was called up from AA about 30 hours ago, not to mention the defensive replacing of him yesterday.

        • Jetrer says:

          clearly they think Romine is better defensively right now. That doesn’t mean Montero can’t still improve enough to be at least adequate defensively

          • forensic says:

            I don’t see it happening, personally. He’s had years to almost exclusively work on his defense apparently without much improvement, so little that the organization isn’t even sold on it. The sad thing is I don’t think Romine will be much of a hitter at all in the majors.

            • Jetrer says:

              and most 21 yo catchers in the minors have had years to work on their defense in college and/or minors and aren’t MLB ready. Catching at the MLB is very difficult and for most catchers takes a long time to refine. I think next season will be the real test for Montero, I think 21 is too young to come to any final conclusion about his defense. I do doubt he becomes the everyday catcher though, I think he’s more likely to be primary DH/ BU catcher, and maybe move to first after Tex is gone. Given his bat, that would probably work out better anyways, allowing him to play more games with less wear and tear.

              • forensic says:

                Next year, when he’s again not allowed to catch is somehow going to test him? He’ll again probably be #4, or lower, on Girardi’s depth chart.

                • Jetrer says:

                  I’m holding out hope that he will catch at least once a week, but he can still improve his skills in pregame workouts. He wouldn’t be lower than #3 anyways, they aren’t going to carry 4 catchers on the roster.

  15. nedro says:

    Iffy lineup or not, a strong outing by Hughes would go a longway toward….
    Wait, wtf am I thinking. He’ll be in the pen, no matter what happens.

  16. first time lawng time says:

    Teixeira got new batting gloves it looks like.

  17. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tex closed his stance.

  18. Rainbow Pinstripes says:

    I still think Montero should be in there every day so they can decide if he gets a post season spot.

    Oh, and Manny got arrested. Ha.

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    eww.

  20. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We’re just getting a preview of our #2 starter next year.

  21. Phil’s gonna Phuckin’ dominate this lineup…

  22. John says:

    Typical play that Gardner steals from Granderson for UZR.

  23. Rey22 says:

    How huge has the Chavez signing been? With A-Rod missing so much time this year think of all the extra Nunez we’d have to put up with this year if it wasn’t for him.

  24. mbonzo says:

    Nasty Phil.

  25. nedro says:

    Huuuuughes….

  26. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Phil can still be the #4 starter in the playoffs. He needs a good showing tonight. CC, Nova, Colon are locked in but that 4th spot is still up for grabs.

  27. Karl Krawfid says:

    Starting Swish is dumb.

    Yankees always do this shit.

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

    Detroit is scary hot right now with the bats, wow.

  29. Haha that’s awesome…In the “King’s Court” Phans hold up K signs but the lone Yankee fan held up a sign that said hit.

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    Leiter: “so you get the ticket AND the shirt for $30? that’s pretty cool.”

    he’s mystified because in NY it’d be another $30 for the shirt on top of the ticket

  31. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And it’s clear that the Mariners took the wrong deal. Montero > Smoak.

  32. CBean says:

    I was looking forward to Montero’s HR against King Felix and rubbing it in their face. This was how it was going to go in my head.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    Montero could have done that.

  34. mbonzo says:

    Thanks for Montero Smoak.

  35. Hummingbird S. says:

    Maybe we can keep it scoreless till the 11th when Felix exits the game and we go for the win

  36. Bob Stone says:

    Let’s go Gardy – Steal Second!

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

    Let him steal first and then bunt..

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

    steal then bunt him to 3rd

  39. Bob Stone says:

    Dickerson!!

  40. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    here comes Romine 3 run home run!!!

  41. CBean says:

    Woo! Hitting, better than bunting.

  42. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Anybody else having slight lagging issues with the broadcast feed?

  43. Tyrion Lannister says:

    In the future we have to play Nunie in right to give us more offense.

  44. Hummingbird S. says:

    Gardner should have gone… now a DP and its over

  45. Bob Stone says:

    Gardy should have scored on that fly ball.

  46. teddy says:

    i would tried it

  47. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, C-Dick’s tearing shit up this inning.

  48. Cy Pettitte says:

    Dickerson brings the grit

  49. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chris Dickerson is sexy.

  50. Karl Krawfid says:

    atta boy Dickerson

  51. nedro says:

    Jeter sucks?

  52. Mike Axisa says:

    There’s your run, Philbert.

  53. teddy says:

    good job jeter

  54. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Holy shit we scored against Felix.

  55. C says:

    Alright let’s see a shutdown inning, Phil. Feels like Yanks have been struggling in that department lately…

  56. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Well, it’s one.

  57. Hummingbird S. says:

    If only we could have gotten a hit with RISP, but at least we got a run. Now its up to Phil!

  58. mbonzo says:

    Trayvon Robinson was a steal by the Mariners.

  59. I like Ground ball Phil over Phly ball Phil.

  60. Hummingbird S. says:

    I wish Hughes could command his fastball, it would make things a lot easier

  61. Xstar7 says:

    Robinson grounds one to Robinson.

  62. Tom says:

    What do folks think of the off day at DH philsophy?
    (I’m not a huge fan of it)

  63. Bryan says:

    Good to see Romine picking this curves out of the dirt.

  64. Bob Stone says:

    Hughes command tonight is lacking.

  65. Brandon says:

    Hate to say it, but if Cervelli has another concussion, it could just be better for his health to retire. This can have some serious long term effects.

  66. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fransisco Cervelli sucks.

    The catching situation should be the last thing on Joe G’s mind.

  67. I smell a 1-0 Phinal. 8 shutout innings for Phil.

  68. Bryan says:

    Hughes command is definitely lacking. What happened to it?

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      Its been a while since Hughes could command his fastball to either side of the plate and keep it down.

    • Tom says:

      You mean Phull count Phil? When you don’t trust your fastball you nibble…

      He threw a 3-2 curve to the #8 hitter in one of the best pitcher’ parks in baseball.

  69. Bob Stone says:

    It is really incredible how little attention there is on Mariano chasing 601 saves.

  70. mbonzo says:

    Phucking Ichiro.

  71. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That was a stupid 0-2 pitch

    • JT says:

      A hanging curveball is a bad pitch in any count. All of his pitches are below average offerings this year. Hopefully he turns it around next year.

  72. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Awesome, Phil.

  73. Hummingbird S. says:

    terrible pitch selection. Ichiro cant get hit the fastball.

  74. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hughes folks.

  75. Matt says:

    Ichiro cannot catch up to a fastball anymore, so let’s throw him an 0-2 curveball! Awesome pitch selection!

    • mbonzo says:

      There is more logic in my fishtank.

      • Matt says:

        Why didn’t you comment on any of the other posts which just said the exact same thing? Oh right, because you are obsessed with me. Once again proving that you lack credibility.

        • mbonzo says:

          No one was mad at him throwing a curveball, he missed his spot though. You think you should throw a fastball on an 0-2 pitch to one of the best hitters who, despite what you thin, has not been slumping the last month.

      • Tom says:

        Ichiro against fastball this year -14.9 runs
        Ichiro against curveball this year +5.9 runs (and the pitch type he hits the best against)

        • mbonzo says:

          Pitch Type Values isn’t really a meaningful stat.

          • Matt says:

            But I’m sure you will use it plenty when it suits your own argument? You are hilarious. Not only do the eyes show that Ichiro cannot catch up to the fastball, but the numbers even back it up.

            Stop before you dig yourself an even deeper hole. If you were hoping to get the entire blog to gang up on me, you failed miserably, because my argument is very obviously correct.

            • mbonzo says:

              Right, a relatively new stat that you can’t even explain to me proves a point about Phil Hughes being wrong when throwing his out-pitch on an 0-2 count. I don’t lead anybody in “ganging up on you”, you do it by yourself. You need to understand the fundamentals of baseball before you start touting how you know more than the professionals. When it comes down to it, you throw your breaking ball out of the zone on an 0-2 pitch, and Hughes missed his spot.

              Your mind is doing mental gymnastics at this point to try and prove to yourself that there is some sort of RAB conspiracy to disagree with you, the fact is that your ideas are batshit crazy.

              • Matt says:

                Right, I need to understand the fundamentals of baseball? You need to get off your high horse and stop thinking you own this blog.

                When a hitter cannot catch up to your fastball, and has been totally unable to make the adjustment not only within the game, but across two starts against the same pitcher, that clearly shows that you need to throw him offspeed pitches?

                Throwing the curveball on 0-2 was pointless, because the only way Ichiro was going to beat you in that at bat was if you hung him a pitch. Elevate the fastball even more in the zone and try to get him to chase, since he might try to cheat on the pitch and is an aggressive hitter.

                Not a single poster on this blog agreed with you, not one. Give it up. The only one playing mental gymnastics is you, who is still trying to convince himself that he somehow has credibility.

              • Matt says:

                And it’s hard for you to argue that it isn’t about your obsession with me when you continue to pull at straws to keep this argument going, even though every argument (statistical, logical, observational) points the opposite way.

                Your only argument is to suggest that all other arguments are wrong. Maybe that’s a sign to you that it’s time to reconsider your viewpoint, unless of course your only purpose is to incite a flame war.

                • mbonzo says:

                  I only argue when I disagree, and you say a lot of illogical stuff. I don’t need commentors to agree with me, there is a professional pitcher and catcher that agree with me because thats how you play baseball, use your outpitches when you’re 0-2. You’re taking this way too personally.

        • Matt says:

          How much do you want to bet that he will not respond to this post?

          Ichiro is not the hitter that he once was. He’s older and his bat speed has diminished. He hasn’t caught up to Hughes’ fastball in either of his two starts against Seattle, and it’s obvious that he is struggling in general to get to that pitch (just watch how much the pitch is beating him by his swings).

    • Bryan says:

      Yes because Hughes’ fastball has been fooling people all year.

      • Hummingbird S. says:

        Ichiro has shown he cant get around on that fastball. Why throw anything else?

      • Jetrer says:

        his fastball has been above average in terms of results, his curveball has been well below average in effectiveness

      • Matt says:

        Yes, because Ichiro isn’t 37 years old, has caught up to the fastball all night, and is worth positive runs against the fastball this year?

        Oh wait, none of that is true. Maybe you want to get the facts right before you criticize.

    • Tom says:

      Don’t know what impact Romine has but Phil should be smarter.

      3-2 curve to the #8 hitter (and a walk) also was costly. No reason to throw a curve to a hitter like Ichiro who’s going to flick his wrists and wave the bat at it… even located down, it’s a bad pitch.

  76. JT says:

    His curveball has fallen a long way from his prospect days.

  77. David N says:

    Damn, Sterling is pissed.

  78. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joe G is a dick.

    Let Posada catch Mo shit.

  79. CBean says:

    First inning Phil is not 3rd inning Phil.

  80. tut says:

    0-2 base hit. How predictable Phil.

  81. Chip says:

    Ugh, the curve really wasn’t working for Phil that inning. He needs a good breaking ball badly

  82. Bryan says:

    Teix message!

  83. teddy says:

    great job teix

  84. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Tex owns Felix.

  85. Karl Krawfid says:

    Keep that stance closed Tex.

  86. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Yay Teixeira hit a changeup!

  87. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit. Teix launched one into orbit.

  88. Bob Stone says:

    Awright Tex!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. flamingo says:

    NO WAY

  90. Mike Axisa says:

    Waaa waaa waaa , Tex shouldn’t hit third against RHP.

  91. Esteban says:

    Teix can’t hit good pitching.

  92. pop up teixeira says:

    got that run back!

  93. Chip says:

    AJ Burnett?

  94. CBean says:

    Man Tex is useless…wait what?

  95. Xstar7 says:

    Motherphucking Phil Hughes couldn’t throw a phucking shutdown inning if the phate of the world depended on it.

  96. Nogomo says:

    Saved Phil’s bacon. Joe’s too. Why was Joe letting Phil go after Ishiro?

  97. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Tex sucks, that was just a long pop up

  98. Bryan says:

    Ho hum. Another double for Cano.

  99. flamingo says:

    HELLO, YANKEE OFFENSE :D

  100. David N says:

    Damn, we’re actually hitting Felix.

  101. Bob Stone says:

    Maybe the Yankees finally get to King Felix tonight.

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    back to back XBHs off Felix, wow.

  103. Bob Stone says:

    Swish – Keep it going.

  104. pop up teixeira says:

    what’s this? the yankees have figured out the KING?!

  105. Karl Krawfid says:

    Phucking King Felix doesn’t know the meaning of a shutdown inning.

  106. teddy says:

    lets go chavez

  107. Woooooo Whoooooo
    We OWN King Phelix!!!

    /Extremely small sample sized’

  108. Eirias says:

    Tex hit that but good.

    /Offtopic: Fuck Brady, fuck him so very much. 53 points.

  109. theyankeewarrior says:

    Who is this Teixeira guy? Looks like he can really handle the changeup!

  110. Esteban says:

    Yanks can’t hit good pitching.

  111. Bob Stone says:

    Nice base running Swish.

  112. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Zombie with the sac fly; Swish with the smart tag up. Noiccceeee.

  113. teddy says:

    great job chaveaz and good baserunning by swisher

  114. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Felix is human.

  115. forensic says:

    Hernandez’s pitches have been up all game. Looks like they may have gotten lucky with him tonight and they really need to take advantage for more runs with Hughes on the mound.

  116. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Mike Blowers (Mariners analyst guy) just said the Yankees were “similar to the Angels”.

  117. Bob Stone says:

    YES!! Gardy!

  118. Mike Axisa says:

    What the hell is going on here?

  119. flamingo says:

    I LOVE THIS GAME SO FAR.

  120. teddy says:

    great job gardner!

  121. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Bonerrrrr.

  122. Greg says:

    There’s the Gardner we need more often.

  123. Cy Pettitte says:

    Felix sucks. I demand they trade him to us right now.

  124. Jetrer says:

    really nice to see Gardy hitting again

  125. David N says:

    TEH GRITTINESS!

  126. Karl Krawfid says:

    Smacking the Queen around.

  127. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This is phucking awesome.

  128. Hummingbird S. says:

    offense is making us proud!

  129. Rey22 says:

    It’s about time Felix didn’t dominate the Yankees.

  130. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Gritner!

  131. Bob Stone says:

    3 hits and a LONG sac fly. That doesn’t seem possible against the King.

  132. Mickey Mantle's Outstanding Experience says:

    Holy shit

  133. Bob Stone says:

    INCREDIBLE!

  134. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    THE DICCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!

  135. Bryan says:

    What the hell is going on????????????????????????

  136. Hummingbird S. says:

    HOT DAMN! C-DICK

  137. Xstar7 says:

    Gardner sucks. He’s too inconsistent. Wait, what?

  138. Greg says:

    Speechless

  139. Esteban says:

    Yankees can’t hit good pitching when the pressure is on.

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    HOLY SHIT!

    what the fuck is going on? fucking bizzaro world.

  141. wow says:

    Am I watching a video game?

  142. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What was Sterling’s call?

  143. Ivan says:

    Wow….this is why they play the game.

  144. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Dickerson!!!

  145. Jetrer says:

    wow, just wow

  146. JT says:

    Joe Girardi is an idiot for playin Dickerson in RF. =)

  147. Six runs off Phelix? Holy Phuck! Phil better win this game!

  148. Tom says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy a hat like Felix’s which has the bill off to the side like that?

    When I go to the store I only see them selling the hats with the bills in the front.

    /Herc’d (The Wire)

  149. flamingo says:

    HAHAHA I CAN’T EVEN WITH THIS GAME ANYMORE. Who’d have thought?!

    /capslock forever

  150. Chip says:

    Dickerson?? Really??

  151. pop up teixeira says:

    Dickerson lmao!! Is it safe to say that the yankee offense is back?

  152. Bob Stone says:

    Dickerson really creamed that ball.

  153. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    No but for real Dickerson just killed that rally.

  154. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I would give anything to be that guy in the middle of the K people with the “hit” sign.

  155. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that was a bomb, pretty certain we are on the verge of the apocalypse, and YES screwed up the end of inning music too, what is this world coming to?

  156. Tom says:

    Is this the end of the Nunez RF experiment?

    (Girardi will need to choose between Montero and Posada for the playoffs no?)

  157. RCA says:

    Seeing the Mariners warm up their bullpen when Felix pitches is as shocking as him giving up 6 runs in 3 2/3 innings.

  158. Xstar7 says:

    C-Dicccccccccccccck isn’t docking around

  159. JFH says:

    Dickerson’s swing on that HR reminded me of Bernie.

  160. MikeD says:

    Who is this guy who looks like King Felix? Some rookie the Mariners called up?

  161. Over/Under on runs given back by Hughes this inning is at 1.5

  162. Bob Stone says:

    C’mon Phil. Let’s win this game.

  163. Greg says:

    That’s very telling

    Three worst outings of the year by Felix

    Toronto, Boston, New York

  164. Chip says:

    You know, it wouldn’t surprise me to see either C-Dick or Maxwell as the backup outfielder next season.

  165. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil blows it by him with the 91mph “high heat”

  166. Chip says:

    Nice, I nailed that trivia question

  167. Bob Stone says:

    Phil – Let’s get some control going here. It’s your game to win or lose.

  168. teddy says:

    thats a strike

  169. JT says:

    0-2 to 4-2
    the story of his f-ing life

  170. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil is just TOO generous. always giving back.

  171. Ethan says:

    Lol maybe Burnett is worth part of his salary from the fact that he is not beating the Yankees. Say he got 0.3 WAR per game he pitched and won 3 games against the Yankees that would be almost 1 WAR per year, approximately a $5 million contract

  172. Greg says:

    Now we know that Girardi will not be shy about taking Hughes out.

  173. Tom says:

    Phive Phull counts on the last 7 hitters by Mr Ephicieny

  174. JT says:

    Is a ball put in play counted as a strike? even if its a hr?

  175. Hummingbird S. says:

    what a shitty job by Hughes once again.. cant even do well against the worst offense in the league

  176. Ethan says:

    Michael Kay does not understand SSS

  177. Bob Stone says:

    Nice pitch.

  178. mbonzo says:

    Phil Hughes is outpitching Felix Hernandez, you just can’t predict baseball…

  179. Xstar7 says:

    Phil Hughes just can’t phucking have a shutdown inning can he?

  180. Karl Krawfid says:

    73 pitches in 4 innings against this team?

    Come the hell on Phil.

    • mbonzo says:

      Hughes out pitches pretty much the best pitcher in the AL West and you’re angry about his pitch count.

    • Tom says:

      19 pitches in the first 2 innings
      53 pitches in the next 2 innings

      If he can figure out how to put batters away when he has them 0-2, 1-2 he could be good…. without a couple of mph’s on the fastball, he really needs another pitch or he’s going to struggle with efficiency (he had a stretch of 5 full counts over 7 batters)

  181. HyShai says:

    Hughes rubs up so many balls he must be gay. #fouls

  182. Mojo says:

    Is Granderson slumping? Seems like his average has dropped precipitously since late August / early September? Has anyone noticed any particular trends or mechanical failures in his swing?

    • Greg says:

      He has been slumping himself out of an MVP award.

      • Bob Stone says:

        So true. He had it locked.

      • Mojo says:

        Yeah, I’ve noticed. Sucks because I don’t think there’s a single player in baseball more deserving of such accolades. A great guy Grandy is, hopefully he’ll snap out of it at the right time. Can’t have too many funks falling into the playoffs.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        He shouldn’t have won it anyway.

        • Bob Stone says:

          Who do you think deserves the award . . . at this point?

          • Mike Axisa says:

            Bautista. Leads MLB in OBP (11 points) and SLG (48 points), played two positions. I don’t care that his teammates are terrible.

            • Bob Stone says:

              Are you ignoring the argument about most “VALUABLE” not best player? He has played great but what has it done to help his team make the playoffs? Nothing.

              I think Verlander wins based on “Valuable” – Cy Young award arguments aside.

              • Mike Axisa says:

                I don’t see the difference between “valuable” and “best.” Same thing to me.

                Take Bautista off the Jays, and they’d be worse off than the Yankees would be if you took away Granderson. One team being in contention and the other not has much more to do with the other 48 players than Bautista and Granderson.

                • Bob Stone says:

                  Good points. But the defintion of the award has been a problem with the voters for a long time.

                  • Mickey Mantle's Outstanding Experience says:

                    That’s only because voters warp the definition to fit their narrative. The rules of the award explicitly define value as “strength of offense and defense”. There is absolutely no mention of team record.

                • forensic says:

                  But by that thinking you’re saying that nobody on a good team should ever win it since they have more good players backing them up making the team not as bad without them.

              • Chip says:

                Can you imagine how bad they’d be without him? He’s the most valuable guy on that team by far and really they haven’t had a bad season. They’d be in second place if they played in the central. Are you really going to take the MVP away from him because the Blue Jays play in the wrong division?

                • Bob Stone says:

                  Iwouldn’t take it away but the voters will. How many times has a great player’s performance been overlooked becuase his team did not make the play-offs?

              • mbonzo says:

                The way I think of it, helping a team make the playoffs just means you’re at the right place at the right time, thats not something you can put “value” on.

                Value has to be earned.

        • Greg says:

          You still think Bautista?

        • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

          Joey Bats gets it. Especially if the Red Sox miss the playoffs.

    • forensic says:

      He’s hitting .150 (12-80) with 30 strikeouts and an ops under .700 in his last 22 games.

      • Montero's Mojo says:

        Holy shit that’s bad. I saw that he set a new franchise record for strike outs. That’s embarrassing. What happened to good Grandy? I miss him.

  183. flamingo says:

    Good at bat by Tex

  184. teddy says:

    kay is on crack

  185. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Tex working the count? #ycpb

  186. Cy Pettitte says:

    pour it on. I wanna see Brackman or Betances.

  187. teddy says:

    swisher killed that ball, oh well

  188. James A says:

    If Kay talks about Granderson’s average again and the MVP I’m going to go nuts, we’re voting for the 2011 MVP, not the 1943 MVP, we have a ton of much better ways to evaluate value and the greatness of a season, and while he merits consideration the point is winning as a team, not winning MVPs. I’d be thrilled for Curtis or Robbie if they did win, but I’d be a lot happier if the Yankees won the world series. And I don’t give a shit what Curtis is hitting, he’s had a great season

    • MikeD says:

      Ehh, he’s slumping. I expect a hot finish. More importantly, I want him hot in the postseason. If he’s going to hit his first extended slump of the season, better now than October.

  189. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    If you’re going to kill a rally, do it the Chris Dickerson way.

  190. Tom says:

    Lefty approach has been great… a lot of batted balls up the middle and the other way.

    Probably just perception but when the Yankees face a tough pitcher they seem a little less pull happy (Tex is still trying to pull everything but that’s his swing these past few years).

  191. JFH says:

    When did Teixeira close his stance?

  192. Cy Pettitte says:

    “You can’t lose to the Oakland A’s”

    you can when Piniero is pitching.

  193. Karl Krawfid says:

    Thank you Phil.

    You should do that more often.

  194. teddy says:

    good job hughes

  195. flamingo says:

    Did Phil just have a 1-2-3?!

  196. nedro says:

    Hack-tastic.

  197. Tom says:

    Dickerson for Mitre deal… not quite Swisher for Betemit… but the fact they got anything for Mitre is a steal!

  198. Chen Meng Wang says:

    So, I laid down at like 8 o clock and told myself “don’t fall asleep or you’ll miss half the Yankee game and wont be able to fall asleep again. guess what happened?

  199. Montero's Mojo says:

    I haven’t been able to see Romine’s at bats… Does he look as though he’s capable of hitting at the utmost level? I’d hate to think that Montero won’t get his fair share of reps behind the plate.

  200. Hummingbird S. says:

    looked out..

  201. pop up teixeira says:

    come on Phil

  202. teddy says:

    he out, might want to start getting the pen up

  203. Xstar7 says:

    Here we phucking go….

  204. Karl Krawfid says:

    No Phaith in Phil?

  205. flamingo says:

    Why do I feel like Phil had better location in that downpour than he has tonight?

  206. Bob Stone says:

    6.1 innings with one run. Phil hasn’t had his A game especially in terms of control, but how can you complaiin about this performance? Granted, it’s against a poor offense, but even so, it’s a pretty good job.

  207. Stratman9652 says:

    So far I’m impressed by Romine behind the plate, looks like a legitimate catcher. Should be interesting to see if he can hit at the Major league level though.

  208. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon Joe, if he doesnt get Olivo out pull him

  209. Karl Krawfid says:

    Phil Hughes wants to blow this

  210. JT says:

    Romine likes to pretend to throw to second.

  211. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I’d like to know where that missed

  212. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Is it just me or has Phil had a tight strike zone..I’ve only been watching since top 5 though so I can’t be sure.

  213. Karl Krawfid says:

    Lavarnway Lite lmao

  214. JT says:

    Good thing they aren’t playing the Angels, otherwise that ball would of dropped in.

  215. flamingo says:

    *breaths*

    One more out, Phil, come on

  216. mbonzo says:

    Hughes needs to locate that curveball and tighten it up.

  217. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Phil got lucky there…that curve hung just a bit…

  218. Montero's Mojo says:

    Strike, Strike, Single
    Strike, Strike… Walk
    Strike, Strike… ?

    This Phil Hughes… He’s good, huh?

  219. teddy says:

    hughes curveball is trash

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil says no runs for you.

  221. Chen Meng Wang says:

    The numbers say solid six innings from Hughes. QS for him.

  222. Jetrer says:

    collective sigh of relief now

  223. Rey22 says:

    6 IP 1 R looks good on paper, but damn Hughes did not make that look easy.

  224. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Betancs for the 7th and 8th, Brackman for the 9th.

  225. pop up teixeira says:

    way to get out of it Phil

  226. Xstar7 says:

    And the inning is phinally over.

  227. mbonzo says:

    First of many for Romine.

  228. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grats Romine

  229. flamingo says:

    Congrats Romine!

  230. Hummingbird S. says:

    Congrats Romine!

  231. Cy Pettitte says:

    Romine! yay first hit.

  232. David N says:

    Way to go Romine, welcome to the bigs.

  233. teddy says:

    congrats romine, he swung that very well tonight

  234. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    He can’t hit…..

  235. Bob Stone says:

    Congrats Austin Romine!

  236. MikeD says:

    Congrats, Austin. Jesus at DH and Austin behind the plate is something we may be seeing for years to come.

  237. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    w00t, way to go!

  238. pop up teixeira says:

    congrats Romine on your first MLB hit!

  239. Chen Meng Wang says:

    DON’T TALK ABOUT JEANO LIKE THAT MICHEAL!!!

  240. BK2ATL says:

    Welcome to the big leagues, Romine!!!

  241. Chip says:

    Wow, Romine has decent speed for a catcher. He got a great jump too

  242. Xstar7 says:

    Derek Jeter ain’t dead yet folks

  243. MikeD says:

    Still loving retro Jeter again. There was a point where I thought we’d never see line drives to right again.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Trust me you weren’t alone. I thought he was done being a .300 hitter. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.

    • Xstar7 says:

      There was a point where I thought we’d never see him PULL a ball again.

      • MikeD says:

        That, too. Happy to see hard-hit balls out of the infield. He’s always hit the infield dribblers, but that was all he was hitting for a year straight.

        Three more years of retro Jeter, please, if I may get greedy.

    • Bartolo's Colon says:

      I brought this up a ways back, but I remember back in June, there was a guy on here who was certain jeter would finish the year with a higher ops than gardner, rab collectively pointed and laughed at him (myself included) and now jeter has got gardner beat by about 20 points, how is that dude not gloating?

      • MikeD says:

        Who was it…or it this your humble was of saying it was you?

        • Bartolo's Colon says:

          I have no idea, it wasn’t me, i said this above. but it happened in june or so, and started a big argument, i think it was a game thread, but i don’t have the energy to check, does no one else remember this, maybe i dreamed it?

  244. Curtis, you have wronged my fantasy team of late. Redeem yourself with some garbage time production for me.

  245. teddy says:

    hahhhhhhhhh romine

  246. flamingo says:

    All RIGHT, Grandy!

  247. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Austin Romine deserves his own laugh track on the bases.

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix slam, blow it wide open.

  249. Bartolo's Colon says:

    if nothing else, romine is graceful on the basepaths

  250. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Here comes a Tex Slam

  251. teddy says:

    break it open some more and betances or brackman please

  252. Tom says:

    Time to Proctor/Laffey proof this game….

  253. Tom says:

    3-1, 93mph right down the middle… how did he miss that?

    And then a 3-2 fail….

  254. Hummingbird S. says:

    That has to be one of the ugliest swings ever. Terrible.

  255. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That was embarrassing, Tex.

  256. Bob Stone says:

    Tex swung at ball four twice.

  257. Montero's Mojo says:

    Hooray Tex, you twat!

  258. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Cano has been BEAST with the bases loaded this season.

  259. Cy Pettitte says:

    3-1

    here we go

  260. mbonzo says:

    Between all the iPad and Red Bull talk, I feel like I’m watching a commercial.

  261. Stratman9652 says:

    Dammit guys stop swinging at ball four.

  262. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cano swung at ball four, five and six

  263. Tom says:

    Mariner announcers talking about how good his FB is getting poor contact on the FB… they apparently don’t notice that Tex and Cano have been swinging at pitches out of the zone

  264. teddy says:

    i love cano

  265. flamingo says:

    ROBBIE! DONTCHA KNOW!

  266. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Betances time!!

  267. Hummingbird S. says:

    Beast Mode Robbie.

  268. mbonzo says:

    I feel like Cano can get a hit whenever the hell he wants.

  269. Bob Stone says:

    GREAT fucking at bat Robbie!!!

  270. Sarah says:

    The blowout we’ve been waiting for has arrived!

  271. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice job Robbie, even if you swung at ball four like, ten times.

  272. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nice at bat.

  273. Ivan says:

    That is just ridiculous hitting there by Cano. You just cant teach that.

  274. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie WOW. such a good hitter.

  275. Orlando says:

    Asi mismo Robinson que bueno!!!!

  276. Xstar7 says:

    Robinson Cano: He’s just better than you

  277. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh yes!

  278. pop up teixeira says:

    what an at bat by Cano

  279. Bartolo's Colon says:

    oh yeah, i forgot, the yankees have an awesome offense

  280. Killer B’s (righty editions) time.

  281. BK2ATL says:

    Take a walk when you swing like Robbie Cano??? How dare you??? Hahaha!!!

  282. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Robbie has so much strength the other way it’s almost unfair. If you were to show me just the ball going into left field, I’d swear a righty pulled an inside fast ball.

  283. forensic says:

    I’ve been getting on Granderson lately, but that was impressive baserunning. I don’t know how he read it that well and scored from first on that.

  284. BK2ATL says:

    Ummm…..Betances or Brackman now please. No excuses, Girardi. You can rest your bullpen now. Do the right thing.

  285. jon says:

    just tuned in

    how has hughes been?

  286. Tom says:

    That AB reminded me of the AB Cano had against Baltimore a while back (and hit a grandslam after seeing 7 straight fastballs)

    Cano got 10 straight 4 seam fastballs in that AB… the only surprising result was he stayed in the park.

  287. mbonzo says:

    Proctor :/

  288. Cano’s OPS with the bases loaded this year is over 1700. That’s 1.700.

  289. teddy says:

    swisher struggline with hitting a sac fly lately

  290. MikeD says:

    Brackman, please.

    Or

    Betances, please.

    Why do I think it will be neither?

  291. forensic says:

    They’ve scored plenty and have the game well in hand, but again they failed to get a run home from 3rd with less than 2 out. I think that’s 3 times tonight.

  292. Karl Krawfid says:

    Betances for the 8th.

    Brackman for the 9th.

  293. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Girardi is a moron. A 9-1 game against the Mariners, where else are you gonna get Betances some work?

  294. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck, Scott Proctor? why? go away Scott.

  295. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Poor route there by Grandy…

  296. Montero's Mojo says:

    WTF Swish! Damnit, dude, get that extra run in! And why the FUCK is the Butt Doctor in? Where the hell is Betances and Brackman? Why have that kind of fire power around if you’re not even going to use them?

  297. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy should have had that.

    • Bob Stone says:

      Probably – for some reason he got turned around on that ball. Not something he usually does. Remember that Safeco is a BIG ball park though.

      • forensic says:

        I actually think he does often take bad routes and get bad jumps on balls, which is why he should be in LF (not that many people disagree on that part because of Gardner’s awesome D).

  298. jon says:

    woot backmoster in the pen

  299. mbonzo says:

    BRACKMONEY!

  300. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Wow, Torre hated his bullpen guys, huh?

  301. Bobtaco says:

    Brack Monster up

  302. Cy Pettitte says:

    BRACKMAN!

    holy shit yes

  303. Rey22 says:

    Brackman sighting! :O
    Hope he pitches the 8th. That’d be exciting.

  304. Greg says:

    Brackman is now up in the pen along with Logan

  305. JFH says:

    It must suck to be a M’s fan.

    • flamingo says:

      Eh, I have a friend who’s a Mariners fan. She tells me she’s used to losing, victory is sweeter, etc.

    • Tom says:

      I live up in the NW and it’s amazing the wait til next year/we got unlucky in 2010 attitude that exists. And now Felix/Pineda = get a few pieces and they are back in contention.

      They had a winning record in ’09 (despite being outscored) and then they added Lee and thought “we should contend” (not realizing it was the ’09 year that was the lucky year). Since they regressed they assumed it was a luck issue.

      Jack Z also walks on water and can do no wrong… the SABR crowd really likes him too and have spent much time talking about how Smoak was a much better choice than Montero for Lee; how the Figgins deal looks bad in hindsight but was not a terrible decision at the time…. etc… etc…

      • JFH says:

        I am not much for being a hater, But after the C Lee deal, I am close to that with Jack Z. At the very least, I want Montero to become the “one that got away” for the M’s.

  306. MikeD says:

    UZR king at it again.

  307. Bob Stone says:

    Great catch Gardy!!!!!

  308. jon says:

    garder is so good out there

  309. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    There’s Grandy’s UZR

  310. teddy says:

    so brackman next inning

  311. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gold Glove Gardy gets it!

  312. Montero's Mojo says:

    Please, please, please put in 2/3 of the killer B’s!

  313. Chip says:

    Gardner is just good at baseball

  314. Tom says:

    Goddamn if Gardner’s not one of the smoothest looking fielders on that ball to his left going back (especially in contrast to Granderson who has trouble with that exact ball)

  315. Brackman in the eighth and Betances in the ninth please.

  316. ArchStanton says:

    Is there any reason to think Valdes can get left-handers out? Not sure why he’s on the team as he hasn’t sniffed action while Laffey has been getting his butt handed to him.

  317. mbonzo says:

    Adam Jones is not a certified star FYI.

  318. MikeD says:

    Regarding UZR, Fangraphs uses that for its fielding metric, correct?

    Regardless, Peter Bourjos was at 9.2+ heading into yesterday’s game with the Yankees where he bothed up two balls.

    So what’s his fielding metric today? How much did it go down you ask. It didn’t. It went up to 9.4+.

    Haven’t a clue.

    • mbonzo says:

      I might be wrong, but I think errors are counted as fielded balls in UZR since its a demonstration of range.

      • MikeD says:

        The problem I have with many advanced fielding meterics is a lack of transparency. We see base hits. We know how BA and OBP and SLG is calculated. We can double check against park factors.

        With fielding, we don’t get to see how each play is scored in UZR, or Dewan’s plus/minus. Maybe it exists somewhere, but I haven’t found it. So while I understand the concept, and agree with much of it, what I don’t like is I can’t score the scorers. It’s a match equation, there is input, but I can’t see it easily. That’s why many people have problems with it.

    • Jetrer says:

      I don’t think that UZR is update daily, so yesterday’s game may not be included. Not sure about that though.

      • Tom says:

        I believe fangraphs does its UZR updates every 2 weeks.

        I looked to see if Granderson’s UZR had changed after the 2 OF assists (which should impact the armR component in UZR and it hadn’t changed)

  319. Cy Pettitte says:

    Betances gettin loose!

  320. teddy says:

    betances and brackan warming , giadri is toying with our emotions

  321. Rey22 says:

    Ok, so Brackman sat down and Betances is up. I’ll settle for either one!

  322. Chip says:

    Betances, this is going to get fun fast

  323. Bobtaco says:

    Unleash the B’s!

  324. forensic says:

    Heh, Girardi’s just playing mind games with everyone. They’re really just up to throw a bullpen session and Proctor and Laffey will finish the game…

  325. mbonzo says:

    There is a freak show in the bullpen, Mariners fans watching Brackman and Betances warm up must feel like they’re at a circus watching giants pitch.

  326. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I fucking love Bruce Springsteen.

  327. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Dude I didn’t know the Betances family lived like two towns over from me. The restaurant I work at delivers to Teaneck regularly… I’m going door to door with menus tomorrow lol.

  328. Montero's Mojo says:

    Jeter, please stay away from this abundance of groundouts. Thank you.

  329. Karl Krawfid says:

    Come on Joe damn.

  330. Cy Pettitte says:

    Proctor again? ugh. Joe is really messing with my emotions.

  331. teddy says:

    fuck you giradri, whats the point of callinh them up if giadri won’t pitch them

  332. Montero's Mojo says:

    Thanks, Girardi, ya cock knocker.

  333. Cy Pettitte says:

    the gods want Betances to pitch.

  334. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joe G finds a way to make a blowout win feel like shit.

  335. teddy says:

    nice scoop swisher

  336. Bob Stone says:

    Proctor is throwing some heat – 94-95 mph

  337. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What happened to my comment? I guess it got stuck with Betances and Brackman…

  338. Tom says:

    Proctor working his way on to the post season roster?

    /Ilovememysecurityblankets

  339. flamingo says:

    PULL PROCTOR. NOW.

  340. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Ok, pull Scotty please. Put in anybody(except Brackman) and lets close this out.

  341. BK2ATL says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that our fucking manager is probably auditioning Scott Fucking Proctor for a postseason roster spot….

    There’s no other sensible reason for this, esp. vs. a weak offense like Seattle. The kids should be pitching at least an inning a piece.

  342. Cy Pettitte says:

    I can haz Betances now?

  343. Bob Stone says:

    Vintage Proctor. He’s working hard to create a save situation for Mariano.

  344. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ayala?

    Fucking Joe man.

  345. Tom says:

    Figured it out…. Girardi trying to work this game to save #600?

    Either that or trying to get Proctor the always fun 3 inning, scorer’s discretion save

  346. SevenAces says:

    When is this Proctor/Laffey experiment going to end?

  347. Greg says:

    They might not pitch in a game until we clinch a playoff spot.

  348. Bobtaco says:

    Grandy back?

  349. Why the Phuck isn’t Girardi using Brackman or Betances to at least get an inning in to get their feet wet?

    Maybe he’s saving them for tomorrow for when A.J gets lit up.

    /Probably answered my own question’d

  350. flamingo says:

    Maybe Girardi is saving the Bs for relief if/when AJ implodes.

  351. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ump is in a hurry, helping out M’s pitchers

  352. Pat D says:

    Shit, I just realized that was the kidnapper/rapist.

  353. jon says:

    well i guess the ump gets points for consistency

  354. Karl Krawfid says:

    AYALA WHY

  355. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Well there goes seeing the B’s tonight.

  356. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ayala? come on…can Girardi at least bring in Raul Valdez?

  357. Rey22 says:

    Dammit Girardi. Such a tease. Warm Betances and Brackman…but give us Proctor and Ayala.

  358. teddy says:

    i pretty sure betances can out pitch proctor in relief, tb using moore in relief

  359. Naved says:

    I hate Joe right now.

  360. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Dude, Brackman is HUGE

  361. I hate Girardi even more. The Yankees won the game, and I still can’t stand this guy, my God.

  362. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Laffey.

    Joe is a bitch.

  363. Greg says:

    Great point made earlier.

    Joe is prepping for an AJ meltdown

  364. Rey22 says:

    That Olivo HR probably cost the B’s a shot to appear in this game :/

  365. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Personally I think that is a weak hazing. Phil’s rookie year was awesome, the Wizard of Oz.

  366. Tom says:

    Brackman getting loose for the 10th inning!
    (or getting work in)

  367. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Am I the only one happy with the win?

  368. Bob Stone says:

    Good win Yankees!

  369. flamingo says:

    Theeeeee Yankees win! Against King Felix! For the first time!

  370. Naved says:

    I dont think I ever been this mad at a 9-3 victory in a long time.

    • BK2ATL says:

      LMAO but I’m the same way right now. Tight. WTF is with our manager???

      And he’s the very first one to complain about such-and-such pitcher is not available today due to…..

      You got two of our talented kids in the bullpen, ready to go, in a low-risk situation, versus a weak offense, with a 8 run lead and you roll out Scott Proctor and Luis Ayala?????

  371. Xstar7 says:

    4 games up on the Red Sox in the division. Nice round number. And now the magic number is the ol’ Phil Rizzuto.

    • BK2ATL says:

      But the Rays are the team to watch in Sept. We have 2 series with them, and they are already dismantling Boston. They are getting hot at the exact right time of the year, and they’re young and healthy. Keep your eyes on the Rays as Boston fades.

  372. So what’d you guys think of Phil?

    • BK2ATL says:

      Got the job done. Not overwhelming, got squeezed and hit pretty often, but didn’t implode against a weak offense. No matter vs. whoever, you can’t be too mad at a 6 inning, 1 run outing.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      I thought he did what he needed to do against a bad ophense. He looked great in some innings, and shaky in others but he was able to not give up any runs. 1 run in 6 innings is great phor him, especially against a pitcher like Felix.

  373. Bill says:

    Romine seems like a smart player and a likable guy from his postgame interview.

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