Sep
16

Game 149: Home Stretch

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No Ricky Romero this weekend, thankfully. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Here we are, the home stretch. There’s only 14 games and 13 days left in the season, and exactly two weeks from today, CC Sabathia will be doing exactly what he’ll be doing tonight: starting for the Yankees. The stakes will be much higher in two weeks though, that will be Game One of the ALDS. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF

CC Sabathia, SP

Hooray for a 7pm ET start! The game will be on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy. Oh, and go Rays.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No Jesus? booooooooooooo…

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Blame Cecil

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Feel the heat! The Rays!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Can’t stand my9 games

    • Mr. Wallace

      Me neither. They’re so cheap they have the same scoreboard as yes but covered everything up with my9

      • The Big City of Dreams

        And to make matters worse Flash is doing the game

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      When is this stupid contract up? The Yankees should pull their games from my9 until they get HD.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Don’t know when it’s up but I’m sure someone on here does. The sooner it ends the better.

      • CP

        My9 doesn’t have HD? I live by Albany and I live these games because I get My4 (Albany station) in HD, but nit YES in HD.

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

        I get My9 in HD. Time Warner in NYC.

  • Tom O

    I have Martin and Montero as my catchers in my fantasy league.

    I prefer when Montero plays.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    I understand Yankee and Red Sox fans rooting against each other, but doesn’t it seem kind of wrong right now for Yankee fans to be rooting for the Rays? Aren’t they asking for potential trouble?

    In order for the Yankees to make the postseason they at least need to secure the Wild Card. Their competition right now for that are the Rays. A Yankee win and a Rays loss brings the Yankees closer. A Yankee loss and a Rays win brings the Rays closer to the Yankees, and the Yankees have seven games remaining against the Rays, including the last series of the year. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have seven games remaining against the Orioles.

    Be careful what you wish for Yankee fans. If things break the wrong way, the Yankees might be feeling the extreme pressure the Red Sox are right now.

    • Rookie

      Agreed, Urban. But why not hope that the Rays win, but it’s close enough that it keeps the Red Sox from allowing their players/pitchers to rest and heal as they’d like or maybe even line their pitchers up the way they want?

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        I’m not disagreeing. As a Yankee fan, I’m enjoying this mini-collapse by the Sox. I’m just wondering when it starts to become counter productive on the Yankees side.

        The best scenario is the Yankees sweep in Toronto, and the Rays sweep the Sox, and then the Yankees sweep the Sox in the head-to-head competition, while the Yankees do mediocre enough to allow the Sox to fall into third, but the Yankees never lose first. The other scenario is a full-blown collapse by the Sox, including losing four or five games to the Orioles. Not sure I can see all this happening.

        • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

          …mediocre enough against the Rays.

    • StanfordBen

      The chances of the Yankees not making the playoffs at this point is insignificant. For the Yankees to not make the playoffs, they’d have to have what is probably the worst collapse in history at this point in the season (the Mets were 6.5 games up with 17 games to play in their 2007 collapse) *and* the Red Sox would have to also beat them out. Given that the Rays and Sox play each other, those chances are outrageously slim. Coolstandings’ 99.7% estimate for the Yanks, which doesn’t even account for the fact that the Sox are a debilitated team now compared to the rest of the season, is probably about right.

      And even if you don’t think the Yanks should prefer one team over another in the playoffs, making the Sox play more meaningful and stressful games down to the wire is a tangible benefit because they won’t necessarily be well-rested and lined up for the playoffs. The best case is a 1-game playoff, which would be beneficial for the Yankees even if they don’t play the winner immediately.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        I know the odds.

        I also know there’s a lot of head-to-head matches.

        I fully expect the Yankees in the postseason. I’m just doing a gut check on Yankee fans. How uncomortable are you willing to be for the sake of the potential of the Red Sox collapsing all the way out.

        The extra stress on the Sox team is nice. This is a question about stress on Yankee fans.

        • StanfordBen

          The odds include head-to-head matchups, which make it easier to make up ground. It’s not just that it’s a near certainty that the Yankees will make the playoffs, it’s that the uncomfortable scenario you describe is also extremely unlikely. It would take a collapse similar to what the Red Sox just did (which was outrageously unlikely, plus the Yankees don’t have the same fundamental problems the Sox do), except with fewer games to do it in, and that’s just for them to get uncomfortable.

          Basically, I’d say that given a Rays sweep, the chances of the Yankees even being uncomfortable about making the playoffs is around 5%. I’d easily trade a 5% chance of being uncomfortable for a high likelihood of the Wild Card team needing to play stressful games down the stretch, and possibly needing a 1-game playoff.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      You realize the Yankees have 14 games left and as long as they play .500 ball over that time, it doesn’t matter what Tampa does?

      Even if the Yankees go 4-10 in those 14 games, Tampa would have to go 11-2 to pass them. I’m not worried. Go Rays.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        Oh, and this doesn’t even factor in the Red Sox. Even if the Yankees were to go 4-10 and Tampa were to go 11-2, the Red Sox would have to go 8-5 (not entirely unlikely, but still) to tie the wildcard and 9-4 to win it.

        It’s pretty much next to impossible for the Yankees to not make the playoffs at this point.

        • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

          and StanfordBen basically said what I said before I said it.

          • MikeD

            Late to this. I think both you and StanfordBen missed what’s being said.

            He seems to believe that the chances of the Yankees missing the postseason are quite small, yet one of the likely ways for the Rays to pass by the Red Sox would be for the Yankees to play like crap. If the Yankees play well, Tampa is dead.

            In other words, it’s pointless to be rooting for the Rays, because it’s almost rooting for a Yankees collapse.

            That’s my take.

  • Bronx Byte

    Winning 2 of 3 in Toronto will be good. It’s 2 more games toward the magic number and more if the Rays do damage in Boston.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Agreed. I don’t expect the Yankees not to make the postseason, but when I look at the schedule, it’s going to be tough for the Rays to pass the Red Sox, unless the Yankees doing poorly against the Rays. Yet that’s a horrible scenario as the Red Sox are playing the Orioles.

      If the Yankees were to have a bad series in Toronto this weekend, and the Rays were to have a good series against the Sox, I’m not so sure Yankee fans are going to be comfortable realizing they have to play the Red Sox and the Rays heading into the final games of the season, while the Sox have seven against the Orioles.

      In order for the Rays to knock the Red Sox out of competition, Yankee fans are going to have to live with a lot of discomfort about the fate of their own team, at least potentially.

      • StanfordBen

        I think you’re overestimating how likely a collapse is by a lot. Realize that it would probably be the most unlikely collapse at this time of year in the history of baseball. They’d have to be caught by BOTH the Sox and Rays, and the closest they will be by the end of the weekend is 4.5 games with 13 left to play, which is still a comfortable lead when you need to be passed by both teams.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’m actually going to watch the TB/BOS game more than the Yanks game tonight. I’ll check in on the Yanks but this potential Boston collapse is a must watch.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Keep us apprised on the action. I may do so flipping myself.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Will do.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Here’s a bold prediction I say either Brackman or Betances makes their MLB debut tonight.

  • Sheepmeister

    Why is posada starting and not jesus?

    • Cy Pettitte

      gotta get Po Po some ABs

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      The Sabbath starts at sunset

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

      Right Handed pitcher. Gotta use the old guy once in a while.

  • pat

    My9 might suck, but for the thousands of people who don’t get YES it is a godsend. Yanks would anger a lot of people if they pulled them off the air completely.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Beckett putting on a LOL fest right out of the gate

  • mbonzo

    Lol Beckett, bunt double.

  • nedro

    Is this gonna be one of THOSE games? Fuck, I hope not.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Rays gotta score just one and Shields will pitch a CGSO.

    /wishfulthinking’d

    • Cy Pettitte

      just getting a hit is great for them.

      Beckett 2 starts 17IP 2H 0ER against them this year.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Well they just got 2 runs on 1 swing. Gotta love baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    LONGO! 2 run BOMB off the monstah!

    • Cy Pettitte

      over not off

  • JobaWockeeZ

    2-0 Rays.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two run home run by Longo.

  • mbonzo

    LONGORIA! 2-0 Rays, suck it Beckett.

    Oh and this ump crew in the Yankees game is terrible.

  • Greg

    Longoria bomb 2-0 Rays

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

    Wow Joe Mauer has pneumonia now? Seriously not his year.

  • StanfordBen

    Haha, home run off Beckett. This is so fun to watch.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Fuck you Francona, even Orsillo and Remy think it’s a homer.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Longoria’s home run was not well struck, just a high fly ball. Beckett is still unhittable.

    ESPN’d

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      laughing

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He shouldn’t have hit a homer, that’s selfish of him. Only singles should count.

      /ESPN’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck Robbie?

  • Tyrion Lannister

    What the hell was that, Robbie? He always flips that over to first.

  • Greg

    I think Chavez should have gone home. He would have been out

    • pat

      Instead of the inning ending double play that gets turned 99% of the time?

      • Greg

        That’s true but McCoy was dead to rights at home.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          And if he gets McCoy at home, there’s runners on 1st & 2nd w/ 2 outs and Lawrie coming up.

          If he delivers a hit that scores a run, you (and everybody else) would be bitching and moaning that he didn’t turn two.

          Chavez made the correct decision, it just didn’t work out that time. It happens.

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

    Don’t see Cano do that very often.

    • Vocabularry

      Cano is dealing with 3 different thirdbasemen, all with distinctly different ways of throwing the baseball, especially on double plays. Chavez tends to sling the ball almost sidearm, and his throws move significantly from left to right. Timing is also a factor, as well as the difference in speeds for the three guys.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Could someone please describe that play?

    • Cy Pettitte

      the run scoring play? Chavez fields, throws to Robbie, Robbie throws it wide to the RF side, looked like he might have rushed after trouble with the transfer and just yanked it.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        thanks.

    • Greg

      Grounder to third, Chavez to Cano but Cano’s throw sails to the left of Tex.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Think ima make this a Sons of Samhorn night.

    GL CC!!!!

  • nsalem

    Jennings bunted Beckett threw it away are you watching Mr. Torre are you watching?????

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Please don’t bring up Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS.

      /stillpissedoffaboutthatstupidseries’d

    • Kramerica Industries

      It sucks that any-time there is a bunt against a hobbled pitcher, that’s the first thought that comes to mind.

      Probably true for the majority of us.

      Hard to forget the epic stupidity of that night.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Hahaha Casey Kotchman with a stolen base.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Jorge Posada could steal a base off Varitek.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        But he’s teh captain!1!!111!111!!

  • pat

    You gotta be fucking kidding me with that call.

    • pat

      Eh, I guess it was the right one. I begrudgingly tip my cap, Mr. Umpire.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie you’re killing me tonight.

  • mbonzo

    Bad break for Cano.

    • StanfordBen

      It looked like he slowed down a couple steps before 2nd.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    bang bang play

  • Greg

    Robbie slowed down around first and that cost him.

  • nedro

    Damn good tag…

  • Cy Pettitte

    all i know is they better start pounding this guy the 2nd time through…

  • Greg

    Offense has been struggling since last week. They better wake up

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Shields with a 2-0 lead before taking the mound, am I the only one who smells a CGSO??

    • Cy Pettitte

      leadoff double. ewww.

      • Greg

        Then an RBI single down the line by Pedroia.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You jinxed it.

    • Cy Pettitte

      2-1 Rays now. ugh come on James.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Ah fuck, so much for that shutout.

    • Greg

      Then an RBI single by Ortiz 2-2

  • Cy Pettitte

    2-2 off a Papi double. wow. come on Shields.

    • Cy Pettitte

      make that a single. forgot how insanely slow/lazy Papi is

  • Kramerica Industries

    James Shields not on top of his game thus far.

    To say the least.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy gone wild

  • pat

    All fuckin day Brett. THANKS!

  • James A

    Gotta admit, I’m really impressed with McGowan’s movement and velocity so far, we’ll see how he does going deeper into the game and on his 2nd and 3rd time through the lineup, but he looks pretty sharp

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    who would people rather see make the playoffs right now, rays or sox?

    I’d pick rays, just because that offense seems to be overachieving big time right now and no one is that line up scares me. Yea the starting pitching is better, but I’d take my chances against shields price and hellboy (or niemann).

    • Tyrion Lannister

      If Beckett is healthy I’d rather see the Rays as the Sox are better. If Beckett is not healthy then I’d rather see the Sox because they’d have to field a rotation of Lester, Bedard, Lackey, Wakefield and might not even make it out of round 1.

  • Greg

    3-2 curveball nasty.

    Where for art thou offense?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Sucks that the offense is still cold.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Just makes you wonder why Girardi continues to bunt Gardner over to 2nd when he can just steal 2nd and 3rd. Hopefully Joe isn’t that dumb in the playoffs.

    • Greg

      I wonder if it has to do with the fact that Gardner doesnt steal immediately.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees have mentally checked out

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees are playing stupid right now.

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

    Smart throw by Grandy. GIDP is still in order.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Shields looks so bad right now…ugh.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      And CC doesn’t look that stellar thus far either.

      • Cy Pettitte

        yea, CC looks like ass too, not encouraging.

  • bonestock94

    Man, it feels like nice and smooth CC games have been kinda rare in the second half.

  • Greg

    In this stretch of games, CC’s location has been all over the place. He’s not being efficient with his pitches.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      6 day rotation maybe?

      • Cy Pettitte

        CC has been going every 5th day

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          WELL THEN I GUESS HE JUST FUCKING SUCKS!!!!!1!!!!!

          • Cy Pettitte

            this is also a common theory.

      • Greg

        That’s the common theory.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice GIDP

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

    Tex is bitching that Encarnacion was running inside the line.

    • crm

      I wouldn’t call it bitching, Mike. It’s a legitimate complaint.

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

        Oh I know, I didn’t mean it to sound like he was wrong.

        • crm

          No worries, Mike. Tex is a right-handed fielding first baseman. It’s tougher for him to give Martin an angle when the runner is inside the baseline.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Why isn’t Big Game James pitching like it’s a Big Game?

    • mbonzo

      Red Sox are a very good team.

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOL Sox just bunted into a double play.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      That was not a gritty bunt.

      • Cy Pettitte

        that was the dumbest bunt ever. Girardi-esque. Shields looked like shit and they give him 2 free outs and then they get no runs. lol.

        • joe

          He also had just walked the 1st 2 guys of that inning… while 1st/2nd no out is one of the times where a bunt is good, you have to consider the situation and the possibility of a big inning.

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

      How? MLB.tv not working for me. 1-5-3 or something?

      • Cy Pettitte

        5-4-3

        • Cy Pettitte

          er 5-6-3, my bad. bunted way too hard right to Longo.

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

            Impressive. Twitter tells me Aviles didn’t run hard out of the box either.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Bunted in the air and Longoria got it on the short hop, threw it to 2b, then got the out at first on a bang bang play.

      • mbonzo

        I thought it was just me that was having trouble, its working for me now, but its been laggy and takes a few minutes to load. Very disappointed.

        • Cy Pettitte

          I’m watching it on MLB.tv (Rays broadcast, I don’t know if that matter) took like 5 minutes to load but it’s been fine since it finally did.

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

          I still can’t get it. The loading wheel just keeps spinning. Can’t get any game.

          • Cy Pettitte

            tried a different browser? I’ve been having that happen in chrome lately, working fine in firefox though.

          • mbonzo

            Last time that happened I fixed it by lowering the video quality. Worth a try if you haven’t already.

  • Champagne_whores

    THey are stealing signs again flucking cheats

  • Karl Krawfid

    As Granderson stands at first base watching.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    PEDroia had a chance to make a gritty play and failed? madness.

  • Champagne_whores

    Why no montero tonight?

  • Sheepmeister

    could someone tell me why they keep hacking at the first pitch? His control has be shaky at best when they don’t swing.

  • mbonzo

    Flaherty, don’t let Kay walk all over you, put him in his place.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisherian!

  • pat

    Yay swishies.

  • Champagne_whores

    Swihy nice

  • Greg

    Well done Swisher.

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

    No pressure!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    all of a sudden these Yanks look like a well rested team

  • Champagne_whores

    Steal the signs swish

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lulz Varitek is so terrible.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Varitek airmailed one trying to get Jennings, he goes to third.

  • mbonzo

    ZOMBIE!

  • pat

    I APPRECIATE YOU ERIC CHAVEZ!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Zombie.

  • Champagne_whores

    Chavez revine

  • Greg

    CHAVEZ!

  • CBean

    WOO CHAVEZ!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CHAVEZ!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy fuck Chavez!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    the Yankees heads are really in this game

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Zombie.

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

    The Zombie hits one out to dead center. Perfect.

    • nedro

      ICWYDT…nice

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Love when you turn on the game and good things happen right away :)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And the Rays take the lead!!

  • Champagne_whores

    Steal signals die by it

  • pat

    America Runs

    On Varitek.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3-2 Rays on a Longo single

  • Champagne_whores

    Late to the game today why no montero

  • Greg

    Where was Cano going on that single by Lind?

  • Champagne_whores

    Mauer reminds me of when giambi broke down after the roids

    • bonestock94

      That’s a hell of an implication.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC needs normal rest.

  • Greg

    I just dont understand how one extra day of rest can affect a pitcher’s location so much.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol what the hell was AGon doing?

  • pat

    WHEWWWWW Thanks Gardy!

  • Champagne_whores

    Gritty catch

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow what a play, Gardy!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    UZR goodness.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Gardy wearing his PF Fylers.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Who said White Men can’t jump!

    What baby!

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

    That might have hit the wall before going in the glove.

    • crm

      I thought so, too, but I rewound it on DVR. Definitely hit the glove first.

      BTW, who do you think will pitch the split DH on Wednesday? I have tickets for the nightcap.

  • Greg

    The blue backsplash behind the wall made me think it was gone.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    nice jump by Brett, Dave Winfield would have caught that at his shoelaces (kidding)

  • nsalem

    Hank Arencibia

  • Chen Meng Wang

    It looked like Pedrioa was out for anybody watching the Sox game…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Yep. And Jerry Remy is completely oblivious to that.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        To say something nice about Micheal Kay: If the umpire makes a bad call that goes either way, he calls the ump out on it.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          and he does a true home run call when the opposition hits one…Hawk just goes silent

  • http://www.abovetheyankeedugout.com Carl

    UZR’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    and Shields gives it right back 3-3.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jamie Shields defiantly not on tonight…

    • Hall and Nokes

      He sure is showing them!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Does anybody else hear that god damn noise in the background of the broadcast?

    Btw, Papi go yard or something?

    • Cy Pettitte

      doubled in Pedroia

      • Chen Meng Wang

        ahhh…gotta give credit where it’s due…they have a really good line-up.

    • crm

      To me, WWOR’s mics sound worse than YES’. Also, the roof being closed may have something to do with the reverb that you are hearing.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        It’s not a re-verb I’m hearing…it almost sounds like somebody playing with a synth machine at a really low volume.

        • crm

          I don’t hear it, but I probably got some hearing loss from the Big 4 concert!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Michael Kay once again not knowing what the hell he’s talking about.

    Aceves hasn’t saved shit. They’re 3-11 this month.

    • Greg

      In terms of eating innings, Kay is absolutely right.

  • Sheepmeister

    mike mccoy (.204 hitter) and kelly johnson (.214 hitter) are 4-4 off sabathia tonight combined.

    • Champagne_whores

      Batting average climbs 100 pts when you know what is coming.

  • SevenAces

    Did Beckett get plumper all of a sudden? He seems rounder…

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

    That was gross. Put him away 0-2.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC looks so bad.

  • Champagne_whores

    CC struggling now. No control

  • Greg

    He’s starting to lsoe it again.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    “Victor Martinez might be the best off-season pick up”
    -Buck Martinez
    Adrian Gonzalez says hello

    • mbonzo

      Cliff Lee wasn’t so bad either.

  • mike c

    CC burnett

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC sucks

  • Greg

    Cant blame the offense tonight.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      No one has blamed the offense.

      • Greg

        Preepmtive strike

  • Champagne_whores

    Cheating bastards

  • Tyrion Lannister

    CC just isn’t very sharp. Get the big man back on regular rest. Oh wait, they can’t with how they’ve screwed this up.

    • Greg

      Frankly if one day of extra rest bothers you that much, you dont deserve to be an ace.

      • Matt

        Frankly, if you don’t understand pitching, you shouldn’t criticize. You don’t just magically have your command any time that you want to throw the ball. It’s maintained by repetition and routine.

        I guess we should expect CC to be lights out in his first spring training start as well? After all, if he can’t deal with extended rest, then he’s not deserving of the ace label?

        • Greg

          All I know is that I have heard of pitchers going on 2 or 3 days rest and being fine.

          And if one wants to blame the extra days, blame Phil Hughes for not pitching AJ Burnett out of the rotation.

          • Matt

            That’s ridiculous. It’s up to the manager to set the rotation, and to keep his pitchers on their normal rest. Who cares if your #5 pitches on turn if it throws off your number #1?

            Also, just because some pitchers have happened to pitch well once in a while on extended rest, it doesn’t magically extend it to all pitchers in baseball. The majority of pitchers don’t like throwing on extra rest, unless they are abnormally fatigued or coming off a high pitch count outing.

            Certain kinds of pitchers are also better on short rest than normal rest. For instance, sinker ballers struggle when they are too strong because their ball ends up too high in the zone. Throwing them on short rest is like having them pitch with 15 or 20 pitches already on the arm, and most sinker ballers struggle early in games.

      • nedro

        Shirley, you can’t be serious.

  • ArchStanton

    He’s been struggling, hope the innings aren’t starting to catch up….

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Cc is just not the same since that mariners game. He has been good since then, but he was just absolutely dominant before that

  • Cy Pettitte

    Shields sucks too, HR to Aviles.

    • joe

      The same guy they had bunting when Shields was struggling early on.

  • Champagne_whores

    Speaking of fat where did CC weight loss from spring go?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Ha ha, reminds me of a joke my dad would say when my sister would say “I lost 10 lbs” – He’d reply…”turn around, you’ll find it.”

  • Champagne_whores

    If cc does this in the playoffs we are folked

    • bonestock94

      Ugh enough

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      and so here on September 16th, let’s assume the absolute worst possible scenario for the yankees, and start panicking now.

      • Champagne_whores

        No the worst is the Angels getting the WC WEAVER and HAREN is deadly to us in a 5 game series

  • Champagne_whores

    100 pitches in 5 ininngs WTF

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      He was almost out of it in the Bautista AB with 82 pitches.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    And that should be it for CC. Shut him down and bring in Wade.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC pitches to a 2.56 era on normal rest.

  • Greg

    Unacceptable from CC. In a period where we are struggling to score runs you need the ace to pitch like an ace and dominate.

    And if he’s bothered by one extra day of rest, then I dont know

    • Karl Krawfid

      I hope this is a joke.

      • SevenAces

        Sadly, he is serious.

      • Greg

        No I’m not joking. This is what George would have said. I want to win, that’s it.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          LOL at this.

          • Greg

            You know its probably true.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              That doesnt mean it’s not really stupid.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          look…George was an idiot – did he make the best investment of the 21st century? Yes!! But, he got very lucky.

    • Matt

      Exactly, you don’t know.

      It’s a pretty big difference throwing on extended rest when you are used to pitching on less. You are used to pitching with a certain level of fatigue, and if you are too strong, then you tend to overthrow and miss location up in the zone.

      Which is happening tonight? Good velocity and overthrowing, or diminished velocity and a lot of balls in the dirt?

      • Greg

        Then waste that excess energy doing something on the side.

        • Matt

          What do you expect him to do? Throw a bullpen the day before his start?

          You just don’t get it.

          • Greg

            MAybe an arm exercise or something.

            I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that extra rest can hurt pitchers.

            • Matt

              Go to your local baseball field and throw a baseball when you haven’t in a few weeks. You’re likely going to be rusty with your mechanics, and feel so strong that you are throwing it farther than expected (and over your friend’s head).

              Now apply that to a pitcher, who needs to have pinpoint location and very consistent mechanics to execute his pitches.

              Now go out there a few days later and do the same thing. You’re going to probably feel fatigued, but you’ll be getting your throws down a bit more, instead of airmailing it over your friend’s head. You may not reach at longer distances as well, but you are allowing him to knock it down still.

              • SevenAces

                Matt, he is not going to understand it. Save your energy and use it somewhere else.

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

                Very good explanation. Probably wasted, but spot on.

        • Matt

          Also, look at Matsuzaka. He was used to pitching on an extra day of rest in Japan, but still tried to maintain his throwing regiment inbetween starts. He ended up with arm trouble because he couldn’t make the adjustment.

    • bonestock94

      Look at CC’s season line before running your mouth.

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        He pitched so well on short rest for Milwaukee in 2008. Maybe the Yanks should go with a 4 man rotation. J/K

  • Bill

    It’s surprising that CC’s mechanics have been so out of whack lately. Is it because of the extra days rest that is a result of a 6-man rotation?

  • Bill

    To me, Teixeira has been the most frustrating Yankee to watch this year.

  • mike c

    tex’s pop up swing is one of the ugliest swings on the team… I think its time for him to work on his mechanics too

  • first time lawng time

    Wow. Sabathia has been trash lately.

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

    Bronson Arroyo has allowed 44 homers this year. How does that happen?

    • bonestock94

      How does his contract happen? Remember the trade rumors to the Yankees in mid ’09, that was terrifying.

      • Karl Krawfid

        That was Mike Francesa screaming that garbage.

    • Bill

      Really bad pitcher + Great American Ballpark = lots of homers

    • Pat D

      Being shitty?

    • Cy Pettitte

      at least he’ll have a great post-baseball career throwing batting practice for some team.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He’s also walked 44 this season. Very odd.

  • Karl Krawfid

    The sad part of the 6 man rotation is, they are basically doing it to accommodate AJ and Hughes over big CC, the franchise pitcher.

    Freddy hasn’t looked as good either.

    • mike c

      isn’t the extra day off because of the travel day? I thought they were keeping CC on his normal schedule

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yes. But it was actually his turn to pitch tomorrow.

        Now Bartolo is on 6 days I think instead of CC.

        The whole situation is dumb.

        • mike c

          well I’m not sure giving bartolo & freddy some extra rest is a bad thing, fortunately this little cushion should give us some flexibility. it will be interesting how the stretch plays out… I think whoever has the hot hand will determine who #2 and 3 are for the playoffs

        • Greg

          So he’s on normal rest now?

          • Jetrer

            no

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Clutch Swish.

  • Champagne_whores

    Refuse to lose baby

  • Jetrer

    so unclutch Swish

  • Cy Pettitte

    god damn that unclutch Swish.

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

    Damn,no pressure again!

    I kid because I love, Cuso.

  • Greg

    Swisher getting out the forklift

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Swish!!!

  • pop up teixeira

    hell yea Swisher!

  • Champagne_whores

    CC back out there. 99 pitches

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Joe really makes me scratch my head sometimes. I like him as a manager overall but this makes no sense at all…

      • JohnnyC

        He’s trying to get CC his 20th win. I know, I know…

      • Greg

        Meh, he’s trying to save the bullpen an inning.

  • Champagne_whores

    Kay reading the theads
    CC and extra rest

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Jeter! with the D!

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

    Every time I get mad at Tex for popping up, he goes and makes a monster scoop at first like that.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Which is why I can’t stay mad at him for more than two or three minutes after a bad at bat. :)

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    A guy named Kelly has four hits…

    /joking

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      *three

  • Champagne_whores

    Johnson now 3-3 every time he swung right

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Just tuned in. I see that Teixera’s still sucking ass and Granderson’s MVP hopes continue to slide. Also, what’s up with CC? His pitch efficiency has disappeared of late.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      So in other words you haven’t missed much.

  • joe

    So has Girardi said what they are doing with CC between now and the playoffs?

    They should look for a Sunday start with Game 1 on Friday, no?

    Does that mean a short start during next week? (which is also complicated by having a DH on Wed)

    • Tyrion Lannister

      It’s obvious they don’t know what the hell they’re doing. CC should not have started this inning. Might cost us the ballgame.

      • Greg

        I would let him face Thames and thats it.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Let Mike McCoy beat you again, CC. Get that pen up, Joe.

  • Greg

    Its the Fugitive!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC is done, just take him out.

  • Champagne_whores

    Go get him joe

  • pop up teixeira

    come on CC, no more runs plz

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I didn’t even want CC to start this inning.

  • http://www.simdynasty.com/index.jsp?refer=Jeety Jeety

    I figured once they went up 3 – 1 CC would take it home, not so much

    • Karl Krawfid

      He hasn’t been sharp the whole game. Don’t know why you thought that.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The Rays opened the sixth with a lead off single, down by one run, and they didn’t sacrifice…I really hope they score this run. Zobrist totally didn’t go around btw.

    • Cy Pettitte

      that call on Zobrist was BS

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They should be straling off Varitek with guys like Damon, no excuse not to…

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        3 SBs so far.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I agree, but Zobrist was behind in the count almost from the get go, so I kind of understand him not going in that situation.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Damon just stole, should have done it with Zobrist AB.

  • Champagne_whores

    Finally changed the signals

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    CC is really staying away from the fastball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Damon steals 2nd again, gotta get him in here.

    Also, this is probably Beckett’s last inning, hopefully they can work over the pen again.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I really don’t understand wasting your 100th pitch of the night on an 0-2 count with a runner in scoring postition like beckett just did. It makes no sense…

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    why is cc acting scared of a guy he has OWNED until tonight

  • mike c

    maybe CC misses cervelli back there with the fist pumps

  • Champagne_whores

    Look how the guy on second goes back to second on fastballs

  • Karl Krawfid

    Protecting your ace by allowing him to throw 120 pitches.

    • Greg

      Tell that to the Brewers.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Get in there Ayala and give up 3 runs without raising your ERA. That’s why he’s on the ballclub.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ayala’s gonna give up a bases clearing double, and his ERA will remain the same.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please score Tampa.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They can now score and tie it w/o a hit..

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Not when Joyce pops it up. God he’s been terrible for the last three months it seems.

  • Widget

    kinda bummed it’s not Boone Logan.

  • JohnnyC

    A page from the Joe Torre book on managing pitching changes. Wait until bases are loaded and bring in a guy who doesn’t have excellent control. And I’m sure letting CC remain in the game to throw 120 pitches is really productive.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And now Damon steals 3rd. I just don’t get why every single runner that gets on just doesn’t take off on Varitek.

    • Widget

      Biggest reason Crawford’s stolen base totals have gone down, well outside of actually getting on base, is that he no longer gets to face Super Catcher.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He has 3 steals in this game, didn’t he have only 8 steals his final year with the Yankees?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Nope, he had 12.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I’m not complain about Damon, they had plenty of chances to do it early, with Longoria and I think Zobrist and didn’t do it. just don’t get that…

    • joe

      They pretty much have been… they have 6 steals (Kotchman has a steal) and they’d have 8 or 9 steals had batters not fouled off pitches with runners moving.

  • Champagne_whores

    Ayala has given up runs before in this role . Pray for a pop up

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

    Raise your hand if you thought Ayala would be with the team all year. And be pretty useful at that.

    Ok. put em down liars.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      i’m not going to tell you where my hands were, but they weren’t raised.

  • Champagne_whores

    Laffey really JOEY!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    oooooofff

  • Chen Meng Wang

    BABiP WIN!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Ayala farts in your general direction

    /Holy Grail’d

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Bautista, your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries.

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

    Anybody know why there are CDs stuck to the dugout walls in Toronto?

    • nedro

      I’m triple platinum, bitch!

  • Pat D

    What is this batter’s eye seats thing? Is this for real?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Strike 3 to Jaso was outside: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I think that’s what Maddon is saying to Wendelstat.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I didn’t see that, I flipped back to the Yankee game once Jaso went down by way of the K

        /Orsillo’d

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Wow “by way of the K” I’ve never heard that before, thats worse than “put it on the left side”

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            He says it all the time, it’s pretty stupid.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            I found this awhile back: http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2.....-game.html

            It’s pretty hilarious that it was posted 4 years ago since he still says the majority of those phrases. Here at RAB we should create a list like that for Michael Kay, haha.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              “Put it on the left side”
              “DRILLED to right field…and caught”
              “Player X’s struggles continue”
              “”Not in love with that call”

              • Chen Meng Wang

                We’d die. No like seriously, people would get alcohol poisoning and die if they were to play a drinking game using any ONE of those phrases, let alone THREE.

                • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

                  Haha I know, but it’s funny to imagine since there’s a number of phrases he says ALL THE TIME.

              • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

                “He gets into and out of trouble”
                “He ties a record held by many”

                And also something to do with him overvaluing wins for individual pitchers.

                • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

                  Also, “Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?”

                  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                    “DRob for MVP!!!”

      • Hall and Nokes

        It would be awesome for a manager to get a printout from brooksbaseball and show it to the ump. Someone is going to do that someday, and earn my respect for life.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          The bench coach or whoever should have a laptop in their hands the entire game with Wifi and check Brooksbaseball after every close strike/ball call.

        • SevenAces

          Sad thing is, these horrible umps won’t face any repercussions at all. They’ll just continue to do their jobs the shitty way.

    • joe

      And not as bad as the punch out of Upton earlier in the game:

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

      There’s no way Pedroia or Gonzalez get punched out on those pitches (heck Pedroia walked on a 3-2 pitch yesterday that was even close to a ball)

  • JohnnyC

    Since Aug. 1, Sabathia had gone on extra rest in 7 of 9 starts entering tonight. He was 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in those 9 starts.

    –Mark Feinsand via Twitter

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Not terrible, but not very Sabathian.

      • JohnnyC

        They’ve essentially turned an ace into a mid-rotation innings eater. Good job!

        • Bill

          Yeah, and it’s only to give guys like AJ Burnett extra looks. Go figure.

    • joe

      He’s given up more than 3ER just twice over those 9 starts…. the #’s are a bit impacted by 2 bad starts (12ER allowed)

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    this team have any lefty relievers? jonesin for Jesus.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Josh Beckett is getting every call.

    Such a joke.

  • mbonzo

    This homeplate ump hasn’t given Shields a single call and Beckett has gotten a huge strikezone.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=3

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    woah what did Maddon get tossed for? arguing balls and strikes?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Those last few comments just answered my question

    • mbonzo

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=3

      All night long, Beckett gets the close calls outside the zone and Shields gets balls when he hits corners.

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

        It’s the Fenway strike zone. Umps are scared of calling strikes against Sox pitchers because the fans are right on top of them.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          /conspiracy theory’d

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Must be because Beckett’s had a huge zone all night and he was arguing about something

  • Pat D

    How many fucking times has he done that this year? That’s at least the third.

    • Pat D

      This is why I have no sympathy for him and don’t subscribe to this stupid fucking thought that some of you have developed that he “deserves” to catch Mo’s 602nd save.

  • JohnnyC

    Girardi wanted to see what this kid Posada could offer the team in the post-season. Not much apparently.

  • JohnnyC

    So when’s the blessed event for the Litsch family. Looks like Jesse’s around the 7 month mark.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I would think they, yes they (definitely twins), are coming late November.

    • Champagne_whores

      You would think the black top would be slimming

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joe G didn’t use Brackman or Betances with a 9-1 lead.

  • Bill

    So we have one player who only hits pop ups and one player who only hits grounders to the left side of the infield.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    5 hits to 10… Where’s this monster offense I’ve been reading about all year? No more blacks holes. No more Jorge and Martin. I want Jesus and Austin! Also, my prayers go out to Mo that ARod comes back and lights the world on fire, and by “world” I mean Beckett. I hate that guy.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      *Black holes* . . .

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Captain Varitek has been pinch hit for :(

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Don’t they know how awesome he is behind the plate?! Tito must not know about the 4 no-no’s he’s caught…only a great Captain and Field General, and not somebody extremely lucky, could ever hope to accomplish something like that…

  • SDM

    Great to see the Umpires continue their love affair with Beckett, the gave him two punchouts on strikes no where near the zone

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hughes should hang out with Shields this off season. He’s allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings and has thrown 89(!!!) pitches against the redsox.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Hughes could learn how to throw 3-1 changeups from Shields.

  • Bill

    Who does Boston go to if Beckett doesn’t go 8?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Ace :(

      • Greg

        As Kay said, the savior of that bullpen.

      • Bill

        Still wish Cashman kept him.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      hand the ball to Bard and cross their fingers. Or hand the ball to Aceves, cause he’s saved their season

      /Micheal Kay’d

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Aceves for like the 8,000th time.

      I swear, it seems like he at least warms up just about every game.

      • Greg

        He’s getting Proctor’d

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he starts next year like Phil Hughes started this year.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            Me neither. They have Beckett, Lester, and Buchholz, and they’ll probably stick with Lackey. But they should just lose Wakefield, or at least put him in the bullpen. The Red Sox should realize Aceves>>>>>>>>Wakefield.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        8,000 appearances this year? Cash will sign him for 2012.

  • JohnnyC

    Meals is so short you’d think he’d give you the low strike.

  • Mister Delaware

    Gas.

  • Champagne_whores

    Ace in
    He must have gotten into big pappys protiein shakes

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Don’t call him Ace. He’s not on the Yankees anymore.

    • bonestock94

      Moron

    • Champagne_whores

      He throws mid 90 s now never had that when he was here.

  • Mister Delaware

    Lets bottle that for the playoffs.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    strikes out the side

  • Chen Meng Wang

    side K’d by Soriano?! That’s kind of what I expected this past offseason.

  • pop up teixeira

    struck out the side

  • Chen Meng Wang

    BJ Upton has one of the most flawed swings I’ve ever seen…It’s no surprise to me he’s hitting in the .220s

    • Mister Delaware

      The timing tick with his front foot is definitely … unique … but when he’s on, there’s no righty that looks prettier.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        It looks like he’s almost constantly late on the ball because of it. Idk if you saw this at bat just now, he got a hanging slider at 81 on the inner half of the plate and was wayyy late on it.

        • Mister Delaware

          I saw it. I think he just decided to swing after he’d already decided not to and it looked odd.

  • Kostas

    Yanks can’t go extra innings. They can’t win in extra’s this year.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeets swings at a ball on the 2-0 count. Mr. Hit streak!

    • Vocabularry

      and how is the MVP making out with his “hit streak?”

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        dude, your reply to Mike ealier in the thread had me believing you passed through puberty in 7 days, guess regression was inevitable.

        • Vocabularry

          and Dude your reply each and every time you do reply causes me to believe that at midnight tonight you’ll be out there with lipstick on, heels, and a nice blonde wig.
          Go take a bath with a toaster.

          • Nuke LaDoosh

            and thanks to you for proving my point…

            • Vocabularry

              what point? That you’re an idiot asshole who decided tonight to come after me without any justification?

              • Nuke LaDoosh

                LOL

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            Really???

            • Nuke LaDoosh

              nah, i’m 6’4″ so I wear flats

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 on 2 out for Kotchman, please do something here.

  • pop up teixeira

    damn you Tex

  • Greg

    Dammit we’ve been struggling this month. We need a win.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Blue Jay crew attibuting all of the success against CC to the Jays Vs. CC being off tonight … nice narative.

  • Champagne_whores

    Need a montero bomb to win this game

  • Bill

    If this game goes to extras we’re losing.

  • joe

    Why is Tex still 3rd in the order against right starters?

    /thatsthewayitsalwaysbeen’d

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Twitterverse is blowing up against the six-man rotation thing. Harming CC? I’d say a definite maybe.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    My God, this strike zone is terrible in Boston. Even Orsillo thought it was a ball.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      +1

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Kotchman got royally fucked up that AB.

  • pop up teixeira

    come on D Rob

  • C

    Is it just me, or have our pitchers given up a lot of leadoff hits the last week or two?

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    yanks against the 9 players on the field and the dbag in the stands tipin pitches

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on DRob, dont turn into Bard.

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

    Ugh. Take a free out.

  • jon

    nice way to take away the bunt

    walk him

  • Champagne_whores

    Drob way off

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

    Are you fucking kidding me? Whats worse: walking the guy who is trying to bunt or bunting when a guy is trying his best to walk you?

  • Mister Delaware

    Robertson is such a choker. Demote him to the 7th!!!

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    fuck you rookie

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    It’s been a long road trip and guys are tired so Girardi decides to rest Montero.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    D Rob owned him

  • Mister Delaware

    This Proctor stuff is getting really stupid.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bunting fail.

  • jon

    how do you walk a guy trying to bunt then go back and strike a dude out trying to bunt

  • Champagne_whores

    Procter and laffey up as girardi ready to raise the white flag

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

    I can’t wait until September is over so I never have to see Proctor and Laffey up in the bullpen at the same time again.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    horrible throws all night long! damn it

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    The dangerous McCoy finally retired. Wipes brow.

  • mbonzo

    Sloppy game tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    play good defense you stupid idiots.

  • Mister Delaware

    It ain’t called a Glove Arm, boys.

    • Mister Delaware

      Gold, not Glove. Whatever.

  • jon

    nice job jeter

  • Champagne_whores

    Come on jetes wtf

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Just walk Jose, go after Encarnacion.

  • Greg

    Walk Bautista

    • mbonzo

      Yea one of the few times I agree with an IBB.

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

    Yeah … definitely not liking this walk.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Do you ever like IBBs?

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

        Generally not. Now a walk or HBP forces in a run.

    • jon

      dude is not superman anymore hes only batting .240 something since the ASB

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    man in stands to Bautista…..”4 wide”

  • Mister Delaware

    Right call.

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

    That was some swing by Encarnacion.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    notice how these guys are swinging hard…like they know whats coming….

    • Champagne_whores

      Been stealing signs all night bro
      Girardi can’t figure it out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    HOLY LONGORIA! wow. just a spectacular play.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I missed it…what was it?

      • Cy Pettitte

        line drive that he snagged on a dive and then tagged 3rd base to get Aviles taking his secondary lead.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Yeah I just flipped to NESN and saw the replay. that was amazing.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I completely understand walking Bautista but as to Kay’s comment “you’d walk him if it was 2nd and 3rd, why not 1st and 3rd?” I’d say it’s because you don’t want to put that second runner in scoring position.

  • Mister Delaware

    Knew it and was still late on strike 1. Not late on strike 2.

  • Champagne_whores

    Houdini does it again

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    D Rob….un b fucking lievable

  • pop up teixeira

    and he does it again!

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

    Is there any way to explain the enigma that is David Robertson?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      he’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an inigma

      • Vocabularry

        enigma? that was 6th grade, Einstein

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          hahhah, you do remember.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    News just came in, D-Rob is actually Houdini’s great grandson.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Great decision to walk Bautista. Now let’s cash in and bring in Mo for #601.

  • Mister Delaware

    Bard time!

    • TomH

      So, Mr. D., where in Del.are you from? I grew up there, in the 50s.

  • joe

    Girardi needs to give DRob some time off after this… 4th appearance in 6 days. (7th appearance in 11 days)

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    I know they are resting guys, but I cant watch another walk off win

  • Champagne_whores

    Please pinch hit for posada with jesus

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      + A billion.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    So once again the Yankees fail to do a fucking thing against another lackluster bullpen… This is pathetic. Knock the starter out early and they proceed to do nothing? This team needs a kick in the ass if they hope to stay afloat in the playoffs. Fact.

    • Greg

      Actaully the Blue Jays bullpen is not that bad

      • Chen Meng Wang

        but..but..but…the Yankees have to hit 1.000 against every bullpen with nothing but homers or they’re terrible!

        • Montero’s Mojo

          Do your research, twat. No need to insert your useless, asinine comments into statements that do not require them. You’ve created your own narrative and implied I was saying something else entirely. You can do better. Just being honest

        • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

          Ehh, Jays bullpen not as good as Orioles’ bullpen. Now those guys are killers.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, how many blow jobs do these umps get up in Boston?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Probably many from Heidi Watney.

      /Joking

      • Chen Meng Wang

        No longer mad, just jealous.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Don’t blame you one bit.

  • Mister Delaware

    Bob Davidson sucks so hard.

  • mbonzo

    The Red Sox couldn’t get anymore calls tonight. FFS with these umps.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rays have been getting calls against them all night from behind the plate and on check swings.

    fucking bullshit

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Any news on who is starting Sunday for the Jays?

  • Mister Delaware

    This is just stupid. At this point I can’t believe they didn’t rule Longoria isn’t allowed to leave his feet to make a catch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my god, another awful call against the Rays on that 3-1 pitch.

    at least he got the walk any way.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Will gladly eat my words but I’m predicting a walk-off loss here. They haven’t been themselves since that 6-7 game win streak ended.

    • ArchStanton

      Looking that way, since they apparently fold against any and all bullpen pitchers.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        Yup, that’s what I’ve been saying for quite some time now. I don’t know who’s fault this could be, but something HAS to be corrected here.

    • jon

      wow so youre going out on a limb on that one huh?

      • Montero’s Mojo

        Haha, pretty much. All I’m saying is that they’re going to lose… Don’t want to ruin the ending by tellin’ y’all what inning it will be.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Damn, it should be first and second with nobody out in Boston.

    Fuck you Balkin’ Bob.

  • Cam

    I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, and I’ve only seen Tex’s last AB, but he looks like he closed his stance a lot. That seems to be another K-long trait. Anyone else notice?

  • Champagne_whores

    Blue jays playing hard for team out of it wonder if Theo has a favor in with Farrel

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Well, since the Jays are 4-2 vs the Sux in the last 10 days, I kinda doubt it.

    • TomH

      Absolutely not. This has been how Toronto has played NY since the 1970s. It’s some kind of Toronto vs. NY thing. All of Canada gets excited at the prospect of knocking off the Yankees, and it passes even to the Jays’ American players.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    e

  • Tyrion Lannister

    And that should be it. Chances of the other clowns in the bullpen holding the tie are slim.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Last time I checked a strike zone is one end of the plate to the other, not batters box to batters box right?

  • kev

    this is an unreal strike zone that first pitch to jaso was 4 inches outside!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    this strike zone is disgusting. Jaso is getting fucked

  • Mister Delaware

    Bahd is wicked back!

  • Champagne_whores

    Walk off homer coming here the guy in the stands with an asst

    • Champagne_whores

      Almost

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Oh, well. We have to worry about the Yankee game right now, Sox/Rays is secondary.

  • pop up teixeira

    Logan, how bout not giving up a walk off ok?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Now that I think about it, I’m really surprised that the umps didn’t overrule Longo’s first inning homer.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    top 10…Jeter game winning hit…Mo saves 601. Mark it

  • mbonzo

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    Amazing, not a single red triangle out of the zone, but plenty of red squares out of the zone. Meanwhile, checkout all the green triangles that were easy strikes.

    • Tyrion Lannister

      The umps were probably given orders directly from the MLB offices, keep the Red Sox in the playoffs.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    ESPN will go crazy if the Sox win- Beckett dominates- Aceves, Bard, Papelbon best 7-8-9 in MLB.

  • Jesus Freak

    Fucking Hunter Wendlestat is giving the Red Sox staff every single call.

  • Greg

    Cant really blame the offense tonight. You score 4 runs with your ace on the mound that should be enough.

    • Jetrer

      having ace on the mound is no excuse for the offense to continue to suck against bullpens

      • ArchStanton

        Not to mention the starter was no great shakes either.

  • mbonzo

    Fuggin Logan.

  • C

    Another leadoff double, right on schedule…

  • Cy Pettitte

    NOBOONE.jpg.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Boonie’s arm looks kind of dead.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lolgan

  • bobtaco

    How many walk-offs has Logan given up this year?

  • jon

    fucking boon logan

  • mbonzo

    Stupid IBB.

  • ArchStanton

    This dude has had a dead arm for three months now, but he’s still out there getting hammered. What am I missing?

  • Jesus Freak

    Hunter Wendlestat = Tim Donaghy

  • Montero’s Mojo

    HAHAHAHA! Fuck this team. They suck extreme amounts of dick right now. This offense has been non-existent. If you can’t hit a bullpen then you deserve to lose. Simple as that.

    • mbonzo

      Damn you need to work on your trolling bro. Getting way too obvious.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        How about a reality check? Maybe that will help your perspective. Excuse me for stating the obvious truth. And trolling? Come on now… Such an idiotic comment to make.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      And yet they have the best record in the league. Imagine that.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Bring in Wade please.

    • Widget

      Too late to take it back.

  • Widget

    Overall so far a pretty shitty night of baseball. I guess losing ANOTHER 1 run game is the icing on the cake.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    If I’m the Jays you HAVE TO be bunting.

  • Kostas

    Well at least this sets up a chance not to lose in extra innings. Damn it!

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    LOVE THAT PLAY…..please take notes Nunez

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

    Someong shoot me. IBB with no outs?

    • Jetrer

      meh, that runner makes absolutely no difference

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Watch and learn, Nunez.

  • Champagne_whores

    Bunt again bitches lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    see how Chavy backed up and stayed at 3rd? take notes Nunie.

  • bobtaco

    Wow, look at that, Nunez goes to field that ball… thanks Zombie.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Credit to Logan and Chavez knowing what to do there.

  • Mister Delaware

    Underrated nice play by Chavez there.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Nice play by Logan. Nunez would have tried to field the bunt instead of being at third.

  • will

    bum logan

  • CBean

    Chavez > Nunez on that play there

  • Jesus Freak

    Hunter Wendlestat = Red Sox’ 10th Man on the field

    • Mister Delaware

      Wouldn’t that be Ortiz?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      So does that make the 3rd base ump the 11th?

  • Vocabularry

    Great IBB. An essential part of the game. Just like last inning

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Molina loves to hit against the Yanks

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    My God, that was nearly an eephus!

  • Champagne_whores

    Molina really

  • Chen Meng Wang

    fail Wade…fail..

  • Mister Delaware

    Go Rays.

  • Erica

    Ew.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Molina?

    and Cory is killing me.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Damn you Jose Molina…

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Kelly Johnson, Mike McCoy, and Jose Molina beat us. This bullpen needs work, lineup needs work, we aren’t ready for October.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      /overreacting

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Worst 90 win team evahhhhh.

    • Pat D

      We?

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        that’s us

      • Mister Delaware

        I know my wife isn’t. Only has maternity clothes for the summer and you can’t get away with cardigans over dresses once the really chilly weather hits. We’re totally screwed.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          huh?

  • Jesus Freak

    Blue jays acting like a high school team.

    • Mister Delaware

      We throw desserts at each other.

    • Bellevue Patient

      Take off your homer glasses. You remember how the Yankees celebrated a walk off win against the Jays on May 24th this year, like a girls hs softball team?

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/photos?.....Id=1325063

    • MikeD

      At this time of the year, that’s pretty much all Toronto has. A win against the best team in the league is the way they motivate themselves.

  • bobtaco

    Wade is quickly turning back into a pumpkin…

  • pop up teixeira

    DAMN IT!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    OMG Wade Suckz cause he’z given up 2 walkoffz in a row!!!1!1!!

  • mbonzo

    Well, that anti-climactic.

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

    Un freaking real.

  • Kostas

    This fucking team. Give away stupid wins a great way to enter the post season.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      I’m guessing you don’t remember the 2000 Yankees.

      • Widget

        They didn’t exactly play great last year down the stretch and how’d that turn out?

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          It worked out in the ALDS, that’s for damn sure.

      • Kostas

        Difference, this is just stupid fucking managing by Mr. What does my binder say.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    down and away down and away down and away….Wade….”nah, I will give him a fat ball right over the plate”

  • Pat D

    Eh, it was all Logan’s fault anyway.

    Right?

  • Greg

    Well, hello 3.5 game lead

    • mbonzo

      3.5! NOOOOOO!

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    This is getting old.

  • Widget

    I miss winning.

  • joe

    Girardi does know Wade actually gets lefties out better than Logan right?

    This addiction to handedness is ridiculous… does Girardi’s binder have actual PERFORMANCE stats and splits of his pitchers or does it just say left=left, right=right?

    Does he even think about who gets lefties out best or does he just blindly assume any lefty is going to be better?

    • SevenAces

      Shhh…don’t let Greg hear you.

    • Jetrer

      Girardi does know Wade actually gets lefties out better than Logan right?

      Not really, Wade vs. LH 4.80 FIP, 3,62 xFIP, 1.93 HR/9
      Logan vs, LH 3.63 FIP/ 2.98 xFIP, 1.46 HR/9

      • joe

        Using FIP with relievers? Not so sure about that.

        While avg and OPS against are flawed stats over smaller samples I’ll take that over a modelled # which assumes all balls in play are created equal.

        • Jetrer

          I don’t mean to say Logan is definitely better, just that Logan is better than Wade in some stats, so overall they are fairly close in performance against LH, so it make sense to use the lefty considering Lind is much worse against LHP.

  • Champagne_whores

    Jays hyped up for a running out the season game huh Little boston north of the border
    An asst to the guy in croud tipping pitches all night

    • d.

      Yeah shame on them for enjoying that walk off.

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    what do you expect when you get outhit 13 to 5…cant hit a mediocre bullpen and the jays know what pitches are coming?

  • C

    Well you can’t expect to win by giving up leadoff hits in 6 of 9 innings.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Am just glad Michael Kay explained what a walkoff is. I was really wondering there………

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      *I’m

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        Am worked fine too. Subject was assumed.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    A lot of these late September ballgames you aren’t gonna win because you put out a lineup full of AAA kids or you’re starting a spot starter. But when you’ve got your ace on the mound and your regular lineup in there you damn well better beat an inferior opponent.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I take it you either only get the MY 9 games or you’re overreacting.

      I’ll take the latter.

    • Mister Delaware

      All AL opponents are technically inferior. Baseball teams lose, that’s how the sport goes.

  • Kostas

    So using the closer in a tie game is against the rules. MLB has to change that rule. It is unfair to teams to not be able to use their closer in tie games in the 9th inning.

    Players Union should protest.

  • Wow

    It’s unreal how this team loses so many games at or after the ninth

    • Montero’s Mojo

      Careful what you say. Speaking the truth will have the regulars accuse you of trolling! Apparently only a few of us can see that this team is seriously reeling right now. No offense for miles.

    • Kostas

      You are correct. They do possess an ability to not close out games properly…

  • Normando

    You mean being in first?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees get the starter out of the game then fold up against another shitty bullpen.

    Grandy and Tex aren’t doing a damn thing.

    • FIPster Doofus

      They’re both painful to watch.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    LOLGonzalez

  • Mister Delaware

    C’monnnnnnn Papelblown.

  • mt

    4 hits Wednesday; 5 hits today; maybe we can scratch out 6 hits tomorrow if pattern holds?

    This is where it would be nice to have AROD carry us for a few games.
    Also they need to keep Montero in there.

  • takecare

    Anyone else worried about CC’s return to mere mortal?

  • stuart a

    boone….. nic work boone..

    watch out below tex popping up to short..

    btw tex sucks and gets no grief.

    the guy is hitting 245!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    I’m always amused by how this site reacts after a loss like this.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Same here. I thought RAB separated the men from the boys if you will.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        nah, no separation, leave the door open and anyone can walk in ;)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least if Tampa loses our magic number gors down

    • Pat D

      Would still rather Boston lose.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        So would I, just looking at the positive.

  • Mister Delaware

    Jennings: “Was that a strike?”

    Wendelstedt: “Do you mean was that a strike or would I have called it a strike?”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Fucking Hell…walk off losses when Mo doesn’t get used is EXTREMELY frustrating.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Two run homer Longoria please.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I hate Papelbon almost as much as I hated Rocker

    • Mister Delaware

      I assume Papelbon is racist too.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Well we all know Salty is.

        • Mister Delaware

          Right, and Papelbon is blonde and I think from Mississippi.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Louisiana. Your point stands though.

            • Mister Delaware

              Assuming non-New Orleans, its the same thing. Maybe worse.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                Baton Rouge according to wikipedia

                • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

                  Yep, the Stooge from Baton Rouge.

  • Kevin

    Bottom line, this loss is on CC and his inablity to put batters away after an 0-2 count.

  • Mister Delaware

    Papelbon will get a lot of money for a lot of years to pitch in Philadelphia and everything I hate will someday be in one 3×3 area.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Don’t watch ESPN tonight, folks.

    • Mister Delaware

      ESPN: 8===[) – - – the Red Sox

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      no, i’ve already flipped to msnbc

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    Would like to see Granderson and Teixiera start hitting again…like soon.

  • tom

    Well, the magic number drops to 6, yet somehow it doesn’t feel like a successful night.

    Two thoughts:

    I guess others have said this before, but it really does seems like that rain-aborted would-be perfect game drew a line in CC’s season. He just hasn’t had his mojo working since.

    This Yankee bullpen is absolutely stellar at holding onto a 6th-inning-or-later lead. But it seems like they have a very difficult time winning in a battle-of-the-bullpens/late inning tie situation. A good part of that is on the offense, of course, but still there’s a sense that the other team’s bullpen is always capable of holding out longer than theirs. On the road, that’s logical (even mathematically likely, I believe). But they’ve been failing just as convincingly at home.

    And losing so many of these games — in defiance of Pythagoras — is costing the team an easy coast to a division title.

    • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

      Yep, and man think if we just won a few more of those Sox games. Different story.

      So, do they make us sweat this out or what?

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

      The reason we win when we have a lead is because Girardi is willing to go Robertson, Soriano, Mo, etc. to win. But if we’re tied, or even down by 1 or 2 runs, Girardi is much more apt to go to Ayala or Wade or the world’s worst excuse for a LOOGY, Boone Logan. This is so he can “save” his more effective relievers for later innings, when they’re winning. It never works.

      FWIW, This isn’t a “blame Girardi” thing, because literally every manager does this. You can not find a manager who doesn’t do this, because if they actually do the smart thing and pitch to leverage, they receive criticism.

      • tom

        Mostly agree. But does this mean the Yankees’ second-tier relief corps is inferior to most other teams’ second-tier? Because, as you say, nearly every manager does this, yet somehow, just over the past week or so, the Orioles/Angels/Mariners/Jays have all managed to win with their lesser relievers over the Yankee equivalent. You’d think by happenstance you’d get the opposite result once in a while.

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

          No, I’m saying our second-tier relief corps is a second-tier relief corps; they’re going to give up runs.
          That’s fine if you have a comfortable lead, but if you’re tied or behind, why widen it?

  • Kostas

    Girardi must not want to overuse or tire out Mo so he can get his 601st save.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      I wouldn’t have brought Mo in tonight.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        Picked a bad night to quit smoking.

      • Kostas

        Then, none of the regulars should have played either. Get the win and get it done instead of stringing this shit out.

        Plus it is really about the piss poor patter that Girardi displays that carries over into the post season. He starts going all Joe Torre and leans heavily on a few people but then never makes the right call until its too late.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          He’s 4-1 in Post Season Series.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He normally doesn’t bring in Mo in a tie game on the road, in the regular season at least.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I don’t like the look in CC’s eyes in this interview.

    • Kostas

      CC is gassed and should be skipped in his next turn…Of course that would require the Yankees being in the playoffs already… so scratch that.

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    If we take the next 2 in Toronto, we’re good whatever happens in Boston.

  • your mom

    WTF Teixeira? WTF offense? WTF CC? Fuck Boone, piece of shit LNOGY.

  • mbonzo

    Mike Zagurski was juust DFA’d. I don’t think he’d be a bad option as a LOOGY to try out.

  • Kevin

    CC has nothing…six days rest, five days rest…he’s gassed.

  • MikeD

    I feel like we’re living the anti-2009. If it’s a close game in late innings, or goes to extra innings, the Yankees seem to lose. Amazing the Yankees overall record is as good as it is considering their record in one-run games and extra-inning games.