Game 147: Sleepless in Seattle

SI Yanks take home NYPL Championship
Mariano makes history as Yanks win again
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Only two more west coast games … only two more west coast games … only two more west coast games … here’s the lineup …

Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Swisher, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jesus Montero, DH
Andruw Jones, LF
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, 3B
Brett Gardner, CF

A.J. Burnett, SP

It’s another 10:10pm ET start, and you can watch on YES. Enjoy.

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SI Yanks take home NYPL Championship
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  • Champagne_whores

    Furbush? Really?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Really.

    • Zanath

      You know who he was traded for?

      Fister.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        So a Fister for a Furbush? Am I the only one who see’s a disturbing innuendo there?

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Nope. RABers have pounded that trade to the ground.

          • CP

            If only they could have somehow included Wang in a three-way.

    • Cy Pettitte

      too bad they traded Doug. Could have been Felix, Fister Furbush.

      • Champagne_whores

        I laughed

  • bonestock94

    Hopefully a poor Mariners offense and pitchers park helps AJ look good tonight.

    Is it just me or do you guys really hate Nick Markakis now? I wish they could play more game this year just to nail him with a fastball.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This thread should have been called Fister For Furbush.

    • Champagne_whores

      Yup the ole fister in the furbush. I wonder if ichero gets the joke.

  • huuz

    nothing better get through the right side with two second-basemen…

    • Chen Meng Wang

      BURN Axisa.

  • mbonzo

    Number of times Kay talks about trading for “King Felix”, over or under 1.5?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Over. I’m saying double.

  • Champagne_whores

    Can Al Lieter say furbush without a snicker good thing cone is not here anymore

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero protecting Cano who usually protects ARod. Jesus right in there with the big boys.

  • Pat D

    Nice to see Swisher back in right, Martin back behind the plate and Curtis getting a night off.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I work part time in Stop and Shop as a chasier and in comes a guy that looks exactly like Jack Curry. I didn’t want to say anyhting because if it wasn’t him it would be awkward. I thought it was him but I thought he should have been in Seattle. So I scan and bag his groceries until the register tells me that I owe 0.00 change to…Jack Curry.

    So I was like choking up and of course the only thing I say is “The machine is telling me you’re Jack Curry…”

    Then he gave me a blank stare for a couple seconds and he was like yeah. And I was getting gassed up and shit. He was asking if I saw him on TV and shit and I’m like why aren’t you in Seattle and it was his day off. Fuck I didn’t get to say much because he was asking where I was from and shit but next time I’m going to have a Yankee conversation with a guy from YES. Not gonna lie it was fucking epic seeing him in real life.

    • mbonzo

      Curry seems like a great guy and he’s my favorite guy on YES, tied with Cone.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I agree. Now I met him for like 2 minutes but does seem like a nice guy. He was friendly before I fully knew it was him and then when the machine told me it was him my mind was blown.

        • mbonzo

          I think it was Curry who met up with Axisa and Pawlikowski last year at the winter meetings, he seemed great then and I’ve heard some stories about him. He’s the anti-Heyman.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I’m gonna be sad if I don’t see him and actually talk about baseball this time…

            • Wooderson

              can i ask which stop and shop it was? does he live in NYC or the tristate area?

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Emerson, NJ. He told me he lives in River Vale.

                • Wooderson

                  aww shucks. i live in paramus. I WANNA RUN INTO JACK CURRY!!!!

                  • JobaWockeeZ

                    Yeah it was so awesome. But I live in River Edge which is 3seconds form you so you might catch him if you’re really lucky.

                    • Wooderson

                      hey neighbor!! i live right up the street from kinderkamack, off midland. jack curry fans unite!!

  • Pat D

    So are they done panicking in Boston? Ortiz left with back spasms or something.

    Also, looking at their box score, all the offense came from the 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 hitters pretty much. That’s weird.

    • mbonzo

      Back spasms for a guy that age and size, one in very bad shape that does nothing but DH is a very bad sign.

    • Cy Pettitte

      beating Morrow and the AAA Jays ain’t that impressive.

      Hopefully they resume their free fall tomorrow against Romero.

      • Pat D

        And Wakefield still pitched like shit, too.

      • mbonzo

        Morrow with a 3.49 xFIP and the Blue Jays have some damn good bats in that lineup.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jete jumps on Furbush

    • Champagne_whores

      Jeter all over furbush nothing new there.

  • teddy

    nice jeter

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Not so nice Swish.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why the hell is Swisher playing?

    Didn’t he say that his arm still hurts swinging from the the right side?

    • Greg

      He said that 24 hours ago. It might have changed

      • Karl Krawfid

        I’m sure with him shaking his arm after every swing last night he’s feeling great.

  • teddy

    damm right at him

  • MikeD

    Two pitches, two outs, with a hit included. Has to tie a record made many times over.

    Although I’m guessing there’s been a three-pitch inning with two guys on that ended in a triple play.

    • mbonzo

      Even better.
      1 pitch triple play inning for this guy.
      http://www.baseball-reference......5270.shtml

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        How can a runner score on a triple play? I thought the inning would be over with no runs coming across.

        • mbonzo

          Thats what I thought right away, but thats only on the force play I think, in this case there was a regular force play-double play and the run scored, then the last out of the triple play was a tag at home plate. I’m pretty sure if this was a force play all around, the run wouldn’t count.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            Ah.

        • Appendicitis Rex

          Unless the chain of forceouts is maintained, it’s a race between the runner crossing the plate and the third out being recorded. Think liner, caught off base, caught off base.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    They just spent 9 minutes, 47 seconds dissecting the Boston game that hasn’t evenended yet. They had to show every single hit by Ellsbury & Pedroia in the highlight.

    “This is the game that just got Boston into the playoffs.”

    if it was the Yanks beating Toronto 18-5, they would show the final and a 10-second highlight with no box score.

    They showed the entire box score on BB2N.

    I just threw up in my mouth again.

    (no, i’m not surprised by this. just consistently sickened by it.)

    • Greg

      ITs 18-5. The game is practically over.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I think he was more pissed off at the fact that they showed every hit by Ellsbury and Pedroia (8) in the highlight. I remember the 3 Grand Slam game they showed just the three Grand Slams and a few of the A’s hits that day.

        • Greg

          I hate NESN national. But I have to give them a break on that one.

          • MikeD

            I’ve never seen NESN beyond, that is, when the Red Sox are on MLBN and they ALWAYS use the NESN feed. I can’t understand why they don’t use the opposing team’s broadcasters on some occassions.

            The main announcer for the Red Sox is fine. It’s Jerry Remy I can’t take. His voice, his accent and his yelling (he’s normal pitch is close to a yell) are all horrible.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          When I saw it on Quick Pitch, they just showed the 3rd, with a quick “The Yankees became the first team to hit three grand slams in a game” and the final. I had stayed up just to see the highlights at like 2am. I was very upset.

        • Tom

          But don’t they have to show every hit to keep the Ellsbury MVP campaign on track?

          Pedroia you have to show because he’s short and gets extra creidt for being short and being able to hit.

          I do love how Kruk was talking about how these guys came up big “when it counted” (apparently the Rays series that just finished was relatively unimportant)

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          That’s why I never ever ever ever ever ever watch ESPN except when the Yankees are playing on sunday nights.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            I’ve developed a very bad habit in watching ESPN. I like to listen to the Herd and the announcer (Colin Cowherd) brings in Curt Schilling once a week and he defends his Red Sox and poo-poos the Yankees.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          this. and yes Jesse read my angst correctly.

  • Cy Pettitte

    IPK going for W #20, spotted a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st.

    what a year for him.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Good for him. Glad he found success elsewhere. I still don’t think he’d ever have amounted to that for us.

  • Monteroisdinero

    AJ with the electric command.

  • teddy

    ump got a tight zone, not a good sign for burnett

    • MikeD

      Tight strikezone and AJ = Bad.

      Yankees approach in the first innings seemed to be to attack Furbush’s first pitch. The scouting report probably shows he throws a lot of first-pitch strikes. They may want to change that approach is the ump is going to be tight.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Where the hell are these missing?

    • Tom

      They aren’t missing, Brooks has them on the corner… (the Smoak pitch was a bit marginal)

      CHeck swing call was also pretty marginal… he struck out Smoak 3 times in that AB (and struck out Carp in the AB before on the 0-2 pitch)

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gotta like Martin calling for a 3-1 changeup on Ackley. Even though AJ shook it off, 1st inning is a good time to try it with AJ.

  • teddy

    jeter gotta turn that dp

  • Karl Krawfid

    This zone is a joke.

  • teddy

    take pitches, ump not calling a thing

  • Monteroisdinero

    No implosion. Good offspeed stuff.

  • mbonzo

    Now the strikezone is huge.

    • Greg

      He called the Cano strike on the swing not the spot of the pitch.

      • mbonzo

        Don’t think so, he would have pointed to the bat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh shit that was beautiful.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    CANO hits to many homers.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Don’t ya know!!

  • boogie down

    Dude is amazing.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Beast

  • Monteroisdinero

    Ribinson!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    The Prince of the City

  • JobaWockeeZ

    8 game hitting streak right?

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Jesus base hit :)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Montero!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Mi tambien.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Jesus is good at this hitting thing
    (So far)

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Imagine Cano’s run production if Teixera were actually any good… I can’t help but mock the MT25. It’s like . . . a disease . . . it’s like I just can’t help myself.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Criticize Teix all you want, but calling him not “any good” is batshit insane.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        You’re right. I think I’ll criticize Teixera all I want. He’s not any good.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          congrats, you’re batshit insane.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Didn’t he hit a homer yesterday?

    • mbonzo

      Ranks 3rd in WAR for 1B, but I guess he sucks.

      • MikeD

        He’s a troll. Don’t worry about him.

        • Montero’s Mojo

          Yeah . . . About that . . .

          • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

            You definitely need to be banned.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I want to ask you a serious question though. Besides Gonzo and Pujols, who in your opinion is better than Tex in baseball?

      • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        Eh, Prince? Maybe. Depends what you like/long-term value.

        Also, Joey Votto pretty easily at this point, I’d say.

        • Jetrer

          Cabrera as well, I would say

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Wow. Joey Votto does have huge numbers…I mean I knew he was good but I never realized he was that good.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Speed on the bases. Not exactly.

  • teddy

    lets go martin

  • Tyrion Lannister

    That 1-1 pitch to Russell looked like a strike. This ump ain’t calling nothin close.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Martin swung at ball 4

  • Tom

    Yankees might want to be ready for 3-2 curveballs (I know you have to be ready for the fastball, but it’s not like he’ going to blow it by you)

  • boogie down

    Furbush didn’t want any of that.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Let’s get more for AJ guys.. That’ll do.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Montero shows off the speed

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus with teh wheels .

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Kid is completely unstoppable.

  • teddy

    can anybody hit a sac fly, just dreadful

    • mbonzo

      Sac fly to bring the runner home from firstbase? Maybe Montero.

  • Greg

    Well they got the one run out of it which was necessary

  • Monteroisdinero

    Thank goodness for the wp.

  • CBean

    ok AJ, shut down inning please

    • C

      AJ Burnett with a lead: .957 OPS against
      AJ Burnett while trailing: .655 OPS against

  • mbonzo

    Did YES run out of commercials, or did the announcers finally talk about the ipad and red bull enough to skip the ads.

  • Greg

    Just out of curiousity

    What is the Yankees ERA in shutdown innings?

    • Tom

      0.00

      • NJ_Andy

        +1

      • CBean

        IETC

    • Chen Meng Wang

      couldn’t find it at baseball-reference.com…

  • MikeD

    Credit to Martin for calling that breaking ball again after the first one fell short by two feet. The hitter was looking for anything but a curve.

  • BK2ATL

    We go up 2-0 and AJ does what he does. Shit is a broken record.

    What really sucks is this Seattle offense is horrendous.

    • mbonzo

      2.0 IP and 1 ER, can we give the guy sometime to implode before we declare this a shitty start.

      • BK2ATL

        It’s a broken record. We score a run, he gives one up immediately after.

        Do they keep that kind of stat? How often a pitcher immediately (next 1/2 inning) surrenders a run after the offense provides him the lead.

        We just need to keep scoring runs against this team who normally can’t score.

        • mbonzo

          As long as we score more runs than he gives up, he can keep this up.

          • BK2ATL

            Still think he can keep this up???

    • Greg

      Unless he gives up the lead, you cant object.

  • teddy

    this is why burnett is a major league scrub

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And just when I thought AJ might actually not give up a run…

    • Chen Meng Wang

      nah, runner on third no one out, you gotta expect the run to score.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So…that could’ve been a lot worse.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus Montero 2011 fWAR: 0.3
    Ichiro Suzuki 2011 fWAR: 0.4

    • mbonzo

      Keith Law better start bloging about food.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so no commercials anymore? I like.

  • FIPster Doofus

    So … no more commercials?

  • mbonzo

    I can’t express how amazing this no commercial YES broadcast is.

    • MikeD

      Curious. Where are you, and what provider are you on? I’m getting commercials.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Bergen County, NJ. On YES provided by IO by Cablevision.

      • mbonzo

        Nassau county, Verizon Fios.

        • Wooderson

          bergen county. no commercials before but now they’re back :(

        • MikeD

          Hmmm, I’m Cablevision in Westchester. Plenty of commercials. You’re on Fios and Chen Meng Wang is on IO Cablevision (which I think, although not sure, is different than my Optimum Cablevision), so not sure what the deal is.

          Enjoy your ad-free Yankee game!

  • CBean

    Moar Yankee runs please!

  • Greg

    Wont complain about AJ because he didnt give up the lead.

    If and When he does then I will complain.

  • mike_h

    so what happened to the commercials?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Loving this no commercial thing.

  • John

    Is it just me, or are there no commercials??

  • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    Yeah what’s going on with the zero commercials the entire game?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    BABiP fail

    • mbonzo

      Double that.

    • Greg

      x2

    • Chen Meng Wang

      x2

  • Tom

    Listening to the Mariners feed:

    Fun to listen to them talk about how they need Smoak to become a power guy… I’d love to know what goes through their heads when they see Montero bat.

  • mbonzo

    Tex taking some nice swings. Tex message?

  • Cy Pettitte

    commercials? noooooooooo

  • teddy

    he got lucky, buts thats a shutdown inning, burnett wouldn’t know what that is

  • Greg

    Wait what are these tings on my screen right now?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Commercials are back. At least it’s a good one.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Now they went to commercial. Very strange.

    • mbonzo

      I wonder if they had trouble switching feeds or something?

  • thetruth

    what am I missing….why no Grandy but a Hurt Swisher?

    • mbonzo

      Girardi is give players days off.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Because Golson can’t hit! Swish can’t throw-less important.

  • Greg

    If only Girardi saw that wince…

  • teddy

    burnett is pathetic

  • BK2ATL

    The definition of insane…..

    Here it comes….again.

  • thetruth

    makes sense with Grandy starting to come out of his slump an all…best thing for that is to sit a day

  • FIPster Doofus

    Burnett is pathetic.

    • FIPster Doofus

      heh, teddy beat me to it a couple posts up.

  • Greg

    He’s injured.

  • mbonzo

    AJ injured, there is your 5 man rotation.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Aj hurt?

  • Tyrion Lannister

    The phantom injury for AJ, shut him down.

  • teddy

    pull him

  • thetruth

    oh darn, burnett is hurt

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I swear, i could point to any bum’s name in the phonebook & they could get a hit off AJ

  • jon

    they are just going to let him throw?

  • Kelly

    he’s wincing. dont look good for burnett.

  • CBean

    so, is michael kay saying that the Yankees don’t care if AJ is hurt?

  • Cy Pettitte

    So Noesi throwing in the pen but nobody even went out to talk to AJ?

  • teddy

    really tough play ,been nice to turn 2 there

  • mbonzo

    Tex is popping up balls with his glove now. This guy can’t stop popping up.

  • Will

    I’m so tired of Burnett. Every game, regardless of the quality of the line-up he just sucks. I’d rather see Betances or Noesi get a chance. At least if they bomb I can justify it by saying they’re young and raw. Burnett is just awful. Cringe worthy pitching. I don’t know what to tell you if you can’t hold a pathetic Mariners offense down…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Take him the fuck out

  • Esteban

    AJ is such a joy to watch. By far the most fun games to watch.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Death, Taxes, and AJ.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Take this clown out of the game. This should be his last hitter to get Noesi warmed.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I swear the Yankees are so dumb when it comes to injuries.

    Get his ass out of the game.

  • Monteroisdinero

    AJ is deranged.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    a healthy burnett is horrible, should be interesting to see what potentially injured burnett is like

  • thetruth

    this is hilarious

  • SevenAces

    Does AJ have Count Chocolutis?

    • SevenAces

      /post fail

      Count Choculitis

    • FIPster Doofus

      Spontaneous dentohydropolosion.

      • SevenAces

        Inverted Penis

  • Kelly

    as much as i dont like burnett well prob most yankee fans hate burnett but if ur hurt dont decide to be macho and tell coaches ur fine. we still have a game to win and unfortunately stuck with u for another 2 years

  • Urban Achiever

    Look everyone! AJ’s back!

    • SevenAces

      *collective groan*

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Is it stupid for me to be ok with an AJ injury?

  • thetruth

    hey Giradi, the great thing about pulling a pitcher because of injury is you get to let the next guy warm up as LONG AS HE WANTS

  • theyankeewarrior

    Holy shit Joe, just take him out!

    This fucking guy is wincing in pain after every pitch and has obviously lost every bit of control that he ever had to begin with- which isn’t much at all…

    Is it that hard to see?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    AJ sucks, but this ump isn’t doing him any favors.

  • theyankeewarrior

    This is comical. If that was any other Yankee pitcher (even including Scott Proctor) he would have been dragged off the mound 10 pitches ago.

  • Monteroisdinero

    No post season for this guy. Enough already.

  • teddy

    olivio has a 257 obp, you suck aj

    • Greg

      Olivo didnt get on base.

  • Appendicitis Rex

    This is like watching Kei Igawa, but with more tatts. And worse control.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      And more expensive.

  • mt

    I have never seen a “curve” so wild – LOL if Montero or Romine were back there.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Could Betances really be worse than this??

    • Greg

      COnsidering what I’ve heard about his control yes.

    • BK2ATL

      We’ll never know, since our manager doesn’t trust him.

      But this joke he rolls out every 5 days????? The Webster’s dictionary picture of trustworthiness with a lead.

      /sanity

  • Monteroisdinero

    If that was montero……

  • Esteban

    It’s just a shame that AJ can only pitch every 5 days. This is so fun to watch. Just crisp and dominant.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It’s too bad that guys don’t swing at pitches 4 feet out of the zone.

  • Will

    Doug Fister would’ve been nice to have. I wonder what Jack Z would’ve wanted from the Yanks for him.

    Probably something ridiculous like Betances and Romine. Fucking Jack Z.

    • Esteban

      Would Colon have been a fit for Fister?

      • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

        So sad that it seems nobody else got this joke. Well done.

    • mbonzo

      I’d say Brackman and Warren.

  • AlecT

    Pretty please, have mercy and put this horse down.

  • Kostas

    Martin looks like a hockey goalie. $85 million of shit that he has to protect.

  • Rey22

    Burnett starts are a pain to watch. Don’t know why I’m staying up so late for this crap.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Would love to have seen Romine catch tonight.

  • Greg

    All told, that could have been much worse.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    AJ is slightly pumped about that K…maybe he can settle down and give us three or four more innings of 0-1 run baseball? I live in a fantasy world btw.

  • teddy

    noesi should start the next inning.yanks should be up if nunez can hit a damm sac fly

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The maddening thing is that he always buys himself an extra inning.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Well AJ has done a good job of limiting the damage in the last two innings, I’ll give him that. But man, the guy is allergic to 123 innings.

  • BK2ATL

    Oh well, there went the lead. Back to 0-0, offense. Gotta be the biggest moral booster hitting behind this pitcher.

  • boogie down

    Leyritz

  • Tom

    The main problem is this dumbass bounce the curve in the dirt philsophy…. he doesn’t need to go for a swing and a miss on just about EVERY 2 strike curveball.

    Most of them are so far off the plate they become easy takes… how many curves do you see caught below the strike zone that aren’t bounced?

  • Greg

    The King, Jim Leyritz

  • mbonzo

    Hit one out Montero.

  • mt

    Technically Martin had a passed ball in that inning but given how much a catcher has to move on many of these AJ curves I don’t blame the catcher – it’s almost like catching Wakefield.

    • mt

      Since changed to a wild pitch by official scorer.

      I wonder how Martin’s thumb is feeling.

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

    Flaherty seems too obvious for the trivia.

    • Greg

      Its Jim Leyritz

  • Cy Pettitte

    Montero > Smoak.

    what a beast.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck that would have been out everywhere else. Go go Jesus!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hooray Jesus.

  • teddy

    montero crushed that ball

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s a homer in YS3

  • Kelly

    i know its a septemeber sample but im really loving me some montero

  • Monteroisdinero

    Epic.

  • Esteban

    He didn’t look like he swung hard at all.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Thank mo we have jesus

  • CBean

    Jesus makes me happy.

  • David N

    Sterling practically jumped out of his shoes on that one. And then fell quickly back into them.

  • teddy

    rookie mistake by jesus

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Montero Fail?

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      hell no, jones should have known to not hit it towards the ss

  • Kelly

    that sucked

  • mbonzo

    Well he certainly runs like a catcher, suck it Keith Law.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    What the hell is that kid doing? Might cost us a run. Somebody on the bench better school him for next time.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Ah well.

  • NHYankeesFan

    Hes Miguel Cabrera with the bat but hes Jorge with the baserunning

  • JFH

    I am not sure what is more predictable, A.J.’s lack of command each start, or the comments about A.J on the RAB game threads.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Learn baby learn. Jesus will correct that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Am I the only one who thought it wasnt that big of a deal? It was a hard hit grounder and he just got out. If hes safe, both him and Jones are on.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Not at all, I mean it’s a bad mistake, but not unforgivable.

  • FIPster Doofus

    This game sucks.

  • BK2ATL

    On a positive note, you know that Cashman is somewhere grinning at the hitting display Montero is putting on in Seattle, while Smokes (Smoak) is struggling to find his way still.

    • mbonzo

      Be careful, positive comments aren’t allowed on AJ days.

  • Greg

    And very quietly, Furbush is doing to the Yankees what the like of Adam Loewen and Bryan Bullington did. Keeping the Yanks in check.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Didn’t Bryan Bullington throw a complete game shutout? Furbush isn’t coming anywhere close to that.

      • Greg

        Yes I know that, But you’re ruining my narrative.

    • Will

      Don’t forget about Sean O’Sullivan. The change-up guru who killed us in 3 games down the stretch last year. I swear that he was our kryptonite.

  • theyankeewarrior

    For the first time in my life, I have forgiven Jesus.

  • Greg

    It was Flaherty!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow it was Flaherty. I thought it was Layritz.

  • Will

    I’m starting to get really annoyed that Furbush is settling down and pitching like Jon Lester while AJ somehow finds a way to walk the bases loaded with a lineup full of guys with .250 OBPs. Disgusting.

    • mbonzo

      As AJ has a 1,2,3 inning.

  • FIPster Doofus

    A 1-2-3 inning from Burnett? Has 2012 come early?

    • Jetrer

      he didn’t have a lead to blow that inning

  • teddy

    nice inning burnett

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I cannot believe I’m saying this: awesome inning from AJ

  • Greg

    Look, a 123 inning

  • BK2ATL

    1-2-3 inning by Burnett!!!!
    1-2-3 inning by Burnett!!!!
    1-2-3 inning by Burnett!!!!

    Holy shit!!!! All things are possible!!!!

  • teddy

    who got a better bat nunez or laird

    • Greg

      I would still say Nunez.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Laird but it’s close.

  • Greg

    Furbush is basically doing it the Brett Cecil way. Fastball on the plate and curveball away.

  • Kostas

    Man, when Gardner is slumping he just looks sophomoric at the plate

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yankees, just get Furbush’s pitch count up. You can’t hit him, obviously.

  • Tom

    I know it’s a small sample size… but Nunez seems like a terrible 2 strike hitter

    0-2 .456 OPS
    1-2 .455 OPS
    2-2 .316 OPS
    3-2 .657 OPS

    It’s about 110 AB’s total… small sample, but his approach on 2 strikes is not good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Yeah I am not lasting through this game. 10pm games suck

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m only here for Jesus.

      • Jetrer

        Jesus almost makes watching AJ pitch tolerable

        • JobaWockeeZ

          He also makes meaningless games in September bearable.

  • FIPster Doofus

    I’d compliment AJ, but with 2 outs, he’ll probably walk the next three guys and then give up a grand slam.

  • Rey22

    AJ got tired of our shit and decided to get to work apparently.

  • Greg

    Who is this pitcher and where did he come from?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow, eight straight retired by Burnett. Wake the hell up, offense. Streaks like this are bound to end in ugly fashion.

  • teddy

    burnett looking very good, heart of the lineup

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Is AJ allowed to have 2 good innings in a row?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    another good inning by AJ. Whats going on here?

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    did AJ pull a I dont’t suck anymore muscle?

  • Kibbitty

    Everyone SHHH! Don’t jinx it…

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    new bat smell

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish! get ‘em over get ‘em in now.

  • teddy

    swisher hit the ball hard tonight, come on teix

  • Chen Meng Wang

    SWISHAROO with a huge double.

  • mbonzo

    Rookie pitchers have a 6.39 ERA against the Yankees. Doesn’t seem like it.

  • teddy

    very good job teix, come on cano

  • MikeD

    So he could hit a double that would give the Yankees the lead, that’s why.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2821613

    • mbonzo

      Its amazing how many people on the internet know how to play/manage the game better than the professionals.

  • teddy

    cano swung at a bad pitch, not a good hack, damm

    • Greg

      Worked just like a sac fly.

  • BK2ATL

    I’ll take it Robbie. You got the run in. 3-2 Yanks.

    • Greg

      But I wont take that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow come on Robbie…..

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Fuck Safeco

  • mbonzo

    That would be 2 homeruns for Montero if this was Yankee stadium.

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

    I can’t stay mad at you, Robbie.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That was a lot worse than way Jesus did.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Well that sucked.

  • teddy

    montero just missed it and cano ruins the inning. y

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankee beisbol

    • Greg

      Beisbol berry berry good to me

      /1986 Dodgers’d

  • BK2ATL

    Jesus wept…

    • JFH

      John 11:35 on the RAB thread…..nice.

  • MikeD

    Oh, come on, Mr. Robinson Cano. How many times has that happened to Jeter or A-Rod in their lengthy careers?

    Love Robbie, but…

  • boogie down

    Well, at least he crushed it. Don’t think that would’ve gone out of other parks.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on Robbie, Peter Borjous is an ANGEL, not a Mariner.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    The curve is on tonight.

  • teddy

    come on aj 1 more out

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    This is the best I’ve seen AJ since April of 2010.

  • mbonzo

    Where is the AJ implosion? Just when I thought I could count on him for something he goes ahead and messes that up too.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Gotta hand it to Burnett tonight. Eleven K’s and two ER. Impressive, regardless of the offense he faced.

  • Greg

    The best AJ has looked this year.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    wow

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ’s first quality start since……?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      June 29. Seriously.

    • Jetrer

      June 29 I believe

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    11 K’s. wow.

  • Jetrer

    ok, not bad AJ, not bad at all

  • teddy

    casper wells from my high school, having said glad he k 3 times

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Now I would take 6 innings and 2 runs from AJ any day of the week and call it a day. Any bets Joe runs him out for the 7th and doesn’t start warming anyone until at least 2 guys get on base with 0 outs?

    Don’t dislike Joe but he has done this too many times.

    • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

      To be fair, since the bit of wildness early, AJ has looked damn good. But my point stands.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    whatever the hell happened to aj in the second or third inning was awesome

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Hopefully he keeps it going for the rest of the season.

      /too optimistic

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i have learned to never get excited about anything he does, because i always end up getting disappointed

  • CBean

    wow except for the 3rd, AJ’s been lovely tonight.

  • BK2ATL

    AJ Burnett actually held a lead!!!!! Strange game, but I’ll take the result.

  • Charles

    Wow wasn’t expecting this from AJ, great sign if he can pull it together for the remainder of the season and during the playoffs.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    like seriously that went from going down in flames to a completely different pitcher

  • mbonzo

    I know its SSS, but so far with these new mechanics AJ has a 3.66 xFIP. Can’t wait to see what it’ll be after tonight.

  • JFH

    It is like A.J. flipped some switch after the 3rd inning. The guy could barely find the catcher, let alone the strike zone that inning. After that he has been a different pitcher.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    If Burnett could keep this up somehow for the rest of the way, I believe the Yankees would be the favorites to win the World Series. Best offense, best bullpen, best defense, and second best rotation to the Phillies, who we beat two years ago. CC, Nova, Burnett, and maybe Garcia/Colon with Hughes in the bullpen.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      We already have the best pitching staff in the AL playoff 4. We’re better than Texas, Boston lol, and probably Detroit.

  • teddy

    kinda fiqure curtis would get the day off

  • BK2ATL

    Curtis is back in stride again. Slump be gone!!!!

  • MikeD

    I hate Yankee hits that suddenly become double plays.

  • mbonzo

    Russell Martin and BABIP are NOT friends.

  • teddy

    this inning is over

  • BK2ATL

    Fucking Russell!!! C’mon….1st pitch GIDP???

    Then Nunez???? Way too fast of a inning.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    ugh

  • Chen Meng Wang

    off topic: the buffalo flavored dipped chicken sandwhich that Wendy’s brought back and is advertising is average at best. The regular spicy chicken sandwich is much better.

    • Esteban

      Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s is my go-to fast food meal. OM NOM NOM

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Me too usually but I love everything Buffalo, this didn’t live up to my expectations.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Granderson with a hit in 3 consecutive games. First time since August 19th.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Congrats Sweeny.

  • MikeD

    Trending #600.

  • Orlando

    attaboy Sweeni!

    • Orlando

      ***Sweeny***

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    Ichiro down looking?

  • teddy

    great job soriano

  • Karl Krawfid

    1-2-3 inning!!!

    World Series ova!

  • Avi

    Worth every penny.

    • Esteban

      Just for this game. Both AJ and Soriano.

      • Samuel Pacarro

        And that 2009 World Series, thing.

        No Big Deal. Just brought the 27th championship, back to the neverending AJ Hate narrative.

  • Rey22

    Burnett making it look easy. Soriano making it look easy. Can you tell we’re playing the Mariners?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    something in the air in Seattle…AJ looks good, strikes out 11, and Soriano has a 1-2-3? WTF?

  • BK2ATL

    Great inning by Soriano!!!

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    Maybe Ive been living under a rock or something, but the countdown to Mo’s 600 just doesnt seem to have much hype to it. I mean this guy is about to do what only one other person in baseball has ever done and might actually finish with close to 700 for his career. why is this not a bigger deal?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Nah, your totally right. It hasn’t gotten any hype at all…

    • FIPster Doofus

      Well, anyone with a brain knows Rivera’s the best ever. The saves record is just gravy.

      • thaaaaaayankeeswin

        I know, but we are talking about a record that might become another one of those “unbreakable” records in baseball. After Mo no one is even close

        • FIPster Doofus

          I agree, but I think what I said above is why his march to 600 hasn’t gotten much attention. Plus, with a growing amount of sabermetric-minded fans these days, saves are losing their meaning. A lot of people are realizing how much of an overrated stat it is. You don’t need it to tell you how dominant Rivera has been.

      • flamingo

        I think this is why he hasn’t gotten more attention. 600 is just a nice round number; he’s already got the other numbers that prove his dominance.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          But you could say that about any player reaching a milestone. Very few players who got there needed that 3000th hit or 500th homer or 300th win to prove they were a HOF player, but there was a whole bunch of excitement leading up to it.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Those are much “sexier” accomplishments, though.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              Really just playing devil’s advocate cause I’m bored, what’s “sexier” than being the second EVER to accomplish something?

    • MikeD

      His name is not Pabelbon?

    • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

      Probably because of the unpredictability of save situations. The Yankees winning a lot of games without save situations, save situations that arise when Mo isn’t available and just loses in general make counting down saves pretty difficult.

  • Derek Jeter

    Don’t write Ichiro off just yet.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Looks like 600 will be tonight. Wonder if Joe will let Jorge catch it.

    • MikeD

      I’m generally not into those types of things, but I have to say, I’d be happy if he let Jorge catch the 9th.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Binder says no. :(

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I think as a prank, during the last week of the season(when we hopefully have a playoff berth locked up) the players or coaches should steal The Binder and have Joe manage the game with out it.

    • Jetrer

      I could see maybe with a 3 run lead, but I doubt Joe will play around with a 1 run lead.

  • Orlando

    #600???

    • Kibbitty

      What do ya say let’s let Robertson pitch an inning first.

  • teddy

    and jeter refuses to walk, pathetic at bat

  • BK2ATL

    The March to “Mo 600″ is upon us!!!

    Let’s go D-Rob!!!

    MLB Network will go live to the game to cover it for Mariano.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why no curve ball?

    They haven’t hit one all day.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    hammer dont hurt em

  • teddy

    huge k, 2 more please

  • Kostas

    OHHHHH Snap… There will be a bean ball fest in tomorrow’s Diamondbacks/Dodgers game. Kuo for the Dodgers threw high at the head of Parra for the Diamondbacks as he squared to bunt. Two pitches later Parra went deep and stood and watched – took his time. Kershaw was yelling at the Diamondbacks and Parra, he pitches tomorrow. Awesome!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Love it.

    • BK2ATL

      If Kershaw throws at Parra tomorrow, he better expect to get one in the back as well while he’s up to bat as well. Parra had every right to celebrate, since Kuo almost took off his head with a high heater while he was attempting to bunt.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I couldn’t disagree more. As a pitcher you’re taught if you know the batter is bunting, throw it hard, up and in. Showboating a Homer in my opinion is reason to be plunked because it just looks like your going out of your way to show up the pitcher.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    wont throw his curve

  • teddy

    he refuses to throw his curveball

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He probably didn’t have a feel for it in his warm up pitches…

  • Karl Krawfid

    No curve ball!

  • Greg

    John Wetteland 2.0

  • Will

    Smoak clearly wasn’t going to swing at anything. He was clearly trying to walk.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    now, throw the damn curve ball

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    great…single gets the lead

  • teddy

    2 down, 1 more please

  • Cy Pettitte

    give him the golden sombrero david

  • teddy

    w.tf are you doing giradri

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Are they seriously IBBing Adam freaking Kennedy??

    • BK2ATL

      I don’t get that either. A .227 hitter with 3K already tonight.

  • Avi

    I don’t like walking kennedy. Robertson doesn’t have the best control

  • Karl Krawfid

    Epic meltdown in progress.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Really hate this IBB with such a walk heavy pitcher.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Need some Hou-dizzle

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    oh shit, no namer with 2 homeruns….this is gonna get ugly

  • Tom

    Girardi setting up the double play with 2 out and apparently still not aware the opposing manager is allowed to pinch hit

    • MikeD

      …and why do you assume that Girardi also didn’t factor that into his decision? He’d rather have D-Rob face the lefty hittin rookie than Kennedy. The rook had little chance against Robertson facing him for the first time.

  • Widget

    Wow, Adam Kennedy is their DH? That’s pathetic. Of course losing a game to this team is even more pathetic.

  • MikeD

    D-Rob should eat this guy up.

  • ItsATarp

    IBB to the load the bases with a guy who has a 4+ BB/9…GREAT MOVE GIRARDI

  • Greg

    what was the stat that he struck 9 straight with the bases loaded.

  • Will

    Is it just me or do horrible teams like the Mariners suddenly develop plate discipline and have pro-longed at bats when they face the Yankees?

    • thaaaaaayankeeswin

      all crappy teams do

  • Karl Krawfid

    Crisis averted!

  • NHYankeesFan

    Drob is a monster with the bases loaded

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    whew

  • Avi

    Sleep with one eye open..

  • teddy

    whewwwwwwwwwwwwww! giradri got lucky

    • Greg

      Giradri?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I wasn’t even worried. at all.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    HUGE K how is he so good at that?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s why I love DRob.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Vintage D-Rob

  • BK2ATL

    D-Rob is pure gold!!!!!

    I’d have no problem if he’s the heir apparent to Mariano, when he’s done.

  • Rey22

    It’s funny, I’m more calm with Robertson on the mound and the bases loaded than I am with a couple of Yankee pitchers with the bases empty.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Soriano and Burnett come to mind.

    • Greg

      That’s probably why Girardi walked Kennedy.

    • MikeD

      Reminds me when El Duque was on the Yankees. He’d pitch around batters, put a couple on, get behind the next batter 3-1, but I generally wasn’t worried.

  • Kibbitty

    D-Rob with a flair for the dramatic…

  • Dude

    Is There A Stat Or Something For How Many Runners Hes Stranded?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bradon League is 1-5 so he sucks!!

    Kay’d

  • Chen Meng Wang

    This is the first time since Moose’s perfect game bid in 01 that I was praying the yankees went down 123 in the top of the 9th, just to get to the bottom

  • teddy

    lets go mo,bad game for the offense

  • Cy Pettitte

    put in Posada you binder bitch.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      It’s called The Binder, and you will respect The Binder.

  • MikeD

    No, not Martin. No, not Posada. Reports have Girardi strapping on the gear to catch the 9th. “I caught #1,” said Girardi, “I’ll catch #600!”

    http://www.baseball-reference......5170.shtml

    • Chen Meng Wang

      +1

    • Pat D

      The Angels had an interesting lineup that night.

      • MikeD

        Let me take a shot.

        Interesting in the sense that five of the Angels starters at one time played for the Yankees, and two of the pitchers played for the Yankees?

  • flamingo

    And now the moment of truth.

    (Really resisted saying MOment there. It was tough.)

    • MikeD

      Yet you did. : -)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wily Mo Pena, oh lord.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn, no Posada.

  • Dude

    DRob Needs Ks to get to 100, so thats like what….?? two innings??

  • Rey22

    Mo flashing the 94mph. Nice.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    2 away.

  • teddy

    1 down

  • Pat D

    Do not show that video.

  • Pat D

    Oh, Jesus Christ, that song is played out in college football, you’re going to start playing it at a baseball game?

  • BK2ATL

    Ichiro is such a great hitter…..

    Let’s go Mariano!!!!! 2 to go!!!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Imagine if he had come over three or four seasons earlier…he’d have 3000hits easily.

      • BK2ATL

        Easily. He’s a 200 hit/season machine.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I just looked at his Baseball-Reference page, he’s probably be at 3100 at this rate if he came 3 years ago.

  • David N

    1 to go….

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    All right Mo, one more.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    WHY NO POSADA? ME NO GUSTA!!!!

    • Greg

      That’s why

    • A.Garcia

      NO ME GUSTA**

  • Pat D

    That’s awesome, because I hate Ichiro.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    HAHAHAHA on a CS. That is awesome. 600 for MO

  • mbonzo

    On his 600th save, Mo proves how stupid the stat is.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That was pretty fucking sweet.

  • David N

    600, in unconventional fashion.

    Congrats Mo. Best ever (not that we needed this to know that).

    • Pat D

      Yea, with two more saves, even that guy in San Diego will have to admit it.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    It’s pretty amazing that Mo has averaged >1.8 Ks per inning over all these years.

    • Evan3457

      Huh? What?

  • Greg

    Does Posada make that throw?

    • MikeD

      No. He would have had the courtesy to allow Mo record #600 with a strike out!

  • BK2ATL

    What a way to end the game, win the game and get #600 for Mo!!!!

    Jeter 3K.

    CC 2K.

    Mo 600 saves!!!

    What a season of individual milestones. Next up, #28!!!

    • BK2ATL

      Oh yeah, congrats to AJ on pitching a good game.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Ichiro might’ve been safe…the throw did beat him but I don’t think the tag did.

    • Pat D

      Eh, fuck him.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Yeah, what ever. It’s not like Mo wasn’t gonna save it anyway :)

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      I was watching the Ms broadcast and they had a view that showed him clearly out.

    • well you know

      The Mariners feed had a slow motion close up and the Seattle announcers agreed he was out.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Indeed.

  • Dude

    i cant remember the last time anyone was thrown out stealing with Mo on the mound

    • well you know

      September 22, 2009. That was a dramatic one too. In LA, one run game, Reggie Willits pinchrunning, strike out DP for the first two outs of the ninth.

  • dennyneagleshooker

    mo getting his 600th save wouldn’t have happened today if he did’t suck and blow like 4 saves a year over the last decade and a half. wtf bro

    • Rey22

      He sucks Cashman! Trade him for Melky!!!111

    • Adam Parker

      This is a true statement.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grats Mo!

  • BK2ATL

    Mariano Rivera – 1st ballot HOFer. Any doubts?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      0

    • Rey22

      Should be unanimous. Won’t be because there’s always a couple of dumbasses everywhere.

  • David N

    Posada had better be catching for #602.

  • Bob Stone

    Congrats Mo!

  • Avi

    We need 100 more comments to get to 600.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I

      • FIPster Doofus

        am

        • FIPster Doofus

          hungry

          • FIPster Doofus

            There’s my contribution to the quest for 600. See ya.

  • Dave the Ox

    God

  • Dave the Ox

    and

    • Dave the Ox

      Jesus

  • Dave the Ox

    = 28

    I’m out.