Sep
22

Game 156: Rest

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It’s not quiet the full Triple-A lineup, but it’s pretty close. I have a feeling the few regulars in the starting nine will find themselves on the bench before the eighth and ninth inning rolls around. The division’s clinched, time for a breather.

Derek Jeter, SS
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Mark Teixeira, DH
Nick Swisher, RF
Andruw Jones, LF
Jesus Montero, C
Jorge Posada, 1B
Brandon Laird, 3B
Greg Golson, CF

Bartolo Colon, SP

The game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Divison title is amazing and all, but I want HFA. We’ve been on a roll since June in the Bronx.

    • FIPster Doofus

      The Yankees are five games up on the second-best team in the AL with seven to play. Procuring HFA shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Baby Bomber

    Montero catching! You can also watch on MLB Network

    • mustang

      Good can’t wait to see how he does.

      • mustang

        Hopefully Joe can get the B boys in soon so they can finally quite the RAB masses.

        • mustang

          quiet not quite

        • Jorge

          I think the experience of Scott Proctor being brought out for a fourth straight inning while every troll on here comes alive would be a nice bit of well-deserved comedic relief.

          • mustang

            True so true.

            LOL

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Ha! Even Russell Martin knows the Red Sox are gritty!

  • mustang

    Really would like to see Jeter finish batting .300 or better. After all the talk of him being dead it would be a great way for him to tell his critics KISS MY ASS!!

    • nedro

      Speaking of half-dead has-beens, I still can’t get over Jorge’s hit last night. I’ve been thinking about it all day, and it literally gives me goose bumps. I happened by a TV at work today just as that moment came on the re-broadcast, and found myself rooted to the spot for a couple minutes, completely forgetting what I was supposed to be doing. All the haters out there, go ahead and call me sappy and too forgiving, but I seem to have forgotten all the GIDP/facepalms, and if and when he retires after the season, I have a hard time imagining a better memory with which to cap his career.

      • BK2ATL

        How about if he caps his career with a significant contribution (bat only) in the drive to #28???

        What a way to go out!!!!

        • mustang

          We will see i wouldn’t put anything pass any of that core 4.

      • mustang

        Totally agree. I remember what the catching position use to be like before that man took over. I realize what he has become, but I still can’t just discard him because something shiner happen to come along.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Jesus got wild with the champagne last night. He was literally pouring it on everyone.

    • Kramerica Industries

      He can walk on water, so he doesn’t care how much he was pouring on others.

      • Rod

        It was seltzer water before He got to it.

        • TCMiller30

          well played sir

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/486240-arad-markowitz Mantle28

    Why is AJ in the picture? What has he contributed to this year? …I kid I kid…sorta.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Plus he looks really creepy when he smiles, at least in this picture.

  • BK2ATL

    These are the games where we should have Jorge Vasquez playing 1B, Nunez at SS, David Adams or Ramiro Pena at 2B, Betances or Brackman on the mound.

    ALL of the vets should have a day off except A-Rod, who only needs to work on his stroke.

    We can play watch the scoreboard with DET, to ensure HFA. Let Tampa, Boston and LAA battle it out until game 162.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      agreed…I kind of expected this line up:
      SS Nunez
      RF Dickerson
      DH Montero
      3B A-Rod
      LF Jones
      1B Vasquez
      2B Pena
      CF Golson

      at least tonight.

      • BK2ATL

        I’d want A-Rod DH and Montero behind the plate, as he is.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Ok Colon, you’re the number 3 starter, pitch like you mean it you “lucky”, “lucky” bastard!

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Lol at the lucky comment. It got kind of crazy a couple of posts ago.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        That’s why I went there, haha

        • The Big City of Dreams

          I wouldn’t mind seeing that discussion continue. It was interesting. I’m more so on you’re side. Imo luck plays a role but I don’t think a players entire season can be boiled down to being lucky or unlucky.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            I made my point, and they made theirs, they obviously don’t agree with me and I don’t agree with them. No need to bicker about it even more.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Why the hell are so many regulars starting? Time to roll out the AAA lineup and roll over for the Rays.

    • Greg

      Well we kind of are.

    • Sarah

      Jetes, Jones and Swish are in so Matt Moore has to throw to some legit major leaguers.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        I like how you left out Teixera. : )

  • Hummingbird S.

    If he’s our 3rd starter, we are probably screwed come playoff time

    • D-Rob’s Great Escape

      I’ve always felt the rotation would be CC in 1&4, Nova in 2&5 and Garcia was our G3 guywith Colon only pitching if we advance to the LCS where he would get a token start.

  • Cy Pettitte

    everyone looks drunk out there.

    Bartolo is falling down and Swish can’t pick the ball up

    • Sarah

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      haha, I’m trying really hard not to get mad about anything in this game tonight…but I have to take exception with Micheal Kay “If he(Bartolo) throws up a stinker tonight, they(the Yankees) might have to rethink things(about their rotation)” I really don’t think we should judge Bartolo by this one start at all and that he should be out number 4 anyway behind Freddy.

  • BK2ATL

    This might get ugly….lol.

  • bong hitter

    omg yankees are losing on purpose!!!111

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is bad news for Boston.

  • ArchStanton

    On the plus side, we will see Brackman and Bettances at this rate- right?

    On the majorly negative side, Colon is cooked.

    • BK2ATL

      This about Colon appears to be right. He’s barely hitting 90. Something to keep an eye on. I don’t mind the runs, or even losing this game, just that he corrects whatever has been off. So far, the velocity and command are something to worry about.

  • Greg

    Let’s see if Brackman or Betances get a look in this game, especially given all the pitchers we used yesterday.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Betances and Brackman tonight!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yep. This is the Yankees number 3 starter right here.

    • Greg

      I’m still thinking either Hughes or Garcia.

      • D-Rob’s Great Escape

        Garcia likely gets game 3 and CC pitches on short rest in game 4 like he was scheduled to do the past 2 years, they just happend to sweep MIN so it didn’t happen but it was planned.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I’m praying for Hughes.
        If I had it my way (heaven forbid) I’d want it to be CC, Nova, Healthy Hughes/Garcia, Garcia/Healthy Hughes

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Hughes is probably coming out of the pen

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’ll be #4

      • D-Rob’s Great Escape

        Exactly and we shouldn’t need a 4th until we reach the LCS and he would only throw 1 game in that series anyway.

  • BK2ATL

    Good job, kids!!!

    Yeah Tampa!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Nice DP to get out of it there Bartolo…one thing that always amazes me about Colon, he always seems to keep his pitch count down. If Hughes allows three runs in an inning it always seems like he throws 30+ pitches while doing it…same with everyone else in the rotation including CC…Colon threw 21.

    • Tom

      Why is Swisher playing? Isn’t his elbow still a bit dinged up?

      I know playing Dickerson against a lefty is not ideal, but why not give Swish some time off too?

      • Tom

        reply fail….

  • Hummingbird S.

    Moore looks nasty

    • Greg

      He almost has the velocity that Strasburg has without the viiolent movement.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Moore in pinstripes please. Rays pitchers are so filthy.

    • BK2ATL

      But we’d have to suck ass for many years to get all of those high 1st round picks.

      I could live without that trade-off.

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

        Moore was an eighth rounder.

        • Sarah

          Details.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Wait, I thought all great pitching prospects were high first rounders.

          • The Big City of Dreams

            So did I. Something is not right here lol.

        • BK2ATL

          Ouch!!! My bad.

          So does that mean that the Yanks didn’t even think much of this lefty coming out of the draft?

          Or that he just blossomed in the minors?

  • Monteroisdinero

    This seems like a no way we win game. Hope for the kids to do well, lose and move on.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      Montero cycle with a salami and the Yankees lose 8-6. The next 5 Ray runs are all a result of 3 Nunez errors. And, also, Jesus throws out 5 base runners.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yup Yanks definetly still drunk

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter didnt miss by much, only a couple of miles.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeets with the Noonie.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yanks must have been drinking heavy last night.

  • BK2ATL

    Jeter got a champagne hangover. That ball had no chance.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    PILE ON THOSE RUNS TAMPA!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Bartolo looks awesome…

  • Sarah

    This is awesome. I don’t even care that Colon is sort of sucking.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      That’s actually the ONE thing I do care about.

    • BK2ATL

      Funny enough, I’m watching this and don’t feel a thing about it either. Keep piling it on, Tampa. I just want to see Betances and Brackman out there.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      That is really the only concern I have…we could look terrible in every other front, but I would’ve liked to see Colon look good going into the playoffs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is so bad. can only laugh.

  • Monteroisdinero

    With all these .230 hitters, why no legendary Sam Fuld?

  • nedro

    DOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

    too soon?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It will be very interesting to see how Girardi manages to avoid using Brackman and Betances tonight.

  • Chip

    Time for Dellin/Brackmonster?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Valdes/Procotr

  • mustang

    Come on bring in the Killer B’s already!

    • mustang

      How many comments will compare the killer B’s to Strasburg in some way?

      5 over/under?

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Massacre.

  • Bronx Byte

    The sillies in Beansville must be seething and foaming in the mouth.

    Tough break !!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They’re going on about how the integrity of baseball is being ruined by the yankees not playing their regulars, when they know the Sox would do the same thing.

  • Monteroisdinero

    And at sports bars throughout New England, fans head for their caaahhhhhhhs.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Nah, they aren’t drunk enough to face their fat wives yet.

  • Tom

    Why is Swisher playing? Isn’t his elbow still a bit dinged up?

    I know playing Dickerson against a lefty is not ideal, but why not give Swish some time off too?

    • Monteroisdinero

      To avoid the no hitter.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Yikes, I wasn’t aware that Montero was such a hacker. Hopefully those Strikeouts will go away with time and experience.

    • Karl Krawfid

      He walked.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        I’m aware, bucko. I was referring to his MLB statistics: 15 SO/45 AB

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

          Exactly, 45 AB. I’m sure you could dig up a 45 AB stretch of anyone’s career when they struck out 15 times.

          • Montero’s Mojo

            Which is why I wished it away with experience at the ML level and eventual plate discipline . . . No need to be so aggressive, just making an observation.

            • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

              That’s how he is.
              But I’ve noticed your observation too.

          • Jimmy

            Joe DiMaggio struck out 13 times in the entire 1941 season. Wow.

        • Chip

          He’s a rookie fighting for a playoff spot. Of course he’s out there swinging away, I mean the guy is only 21

          • The Big City of Dreams

            It seems like many ppl forget he’s 21.

        • Karl Krawfid

          Don’t CALL ME BUCKO!

        • bong hitter

          oh man, “bucko” … ouch!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Colon should still start games in the playoffs! The Yankees have been “lucky” to have him!!!

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

    Bartolo definitely has a bookie, and he did not bet on the Red Sox.

  • SDM

    Is it just me or does Moore’s delivery look awful similar to Nova’s?

  • BK2ATL

    This kid Moore looks official!!!!!

    Price, Shields, Neimann, Davis, and Moore….we better keep our offense in tact for many years to come.

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

      Some suggest Moore’s the best of the bunch. That’s saying something.

      • BK2ATL

        Yeah, something scary….

      • SDM

        Can see why, he has a Price like fastball and yet doesn’t rely on it exclusively.

  • Dela G

    Matt Moore, good at baseball, folks

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

    My level of caring about this game is like zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • BK2ATL

    Stat-padding time. LOL!!!

    And that groan you heard was from Boston.

  • Rey22

    Ring ring, get the B’s warming up. Duty calls!

  • Dela G

    welp, looks like colon’s mailed it in this second half

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

      He’s not even using his muscle. His pitching on the strength of his fat.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Dr. Atkins approves!

  • Tom

    Time to get Jeter (Pena) and Swisher (Dickerson) out…. not sure why they were in the lineup in the first place.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC, Nova, and Garcia/Hughes will be the 1-3. Colon will start game 4 (or 5 if CC goes on short rest) of the LCS and WS.

    • Bill

      I’m not sure I’d give Hughes a start in the playoffs. He hasn’t been impressive all year, and now his back is bothering him. I would use him in the pen exclusively.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      A month or two ago I predicted the Yankees 1-4 would be CC, Nova, Hughes, and Garcia with Colon going to the ‘pen and Burnett off the roster. If Hughes can show he’s healthy and if Colon keeps throwing up meatballs, my prediction may very well be correct. But if I’m correct NO ONE will notice and instead I’ll be crucified for saying the Red Sox will win 6/7 against Baltimore. Tough crowd.

  • teddy

    is been fun colon, i think is over though

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yep, Colon sure deserves a postseason start…

  • Bill

    Colon has been tattooed lately. Not a good sign going into the playoffs.

    • BK2ATL

      Yeah, didn’t realize how bad it’s been. He’s given up 4+ runs in 5 of his last 7 starts, including this one.

      Not good. Looks like the luck might have worn off.

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

        It wasn’t luck, he was legitimately awesome, but yeah he sucks now lol whatevs.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          + Infinity

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Where did he say he sucks? Seriously shit like this caused that meltdown on the typo thread…

  • David, Jr.

    Off to the fat farm.

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

    Matt Moore is fucking good.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Why do you guys act like this game is meaningless? Have you ever heard of momentum? If the Yankees lose, it starts negative momentum that will very likely carry over to the ALDS.

    • SDM

      Considering half the lineup isn’t in and the other half may very well be hung over after clinching the AL East. Yeah the game is meaningless.

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

        I think he’s joking.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        You are missing the point, my friend. It is all about momentum. You are familiar with the concept of momentum, aren’t you?

        • Greg

          There though is time to swithc the momentum back.

          /dontarguewithafool…

        • SDM

          I’m more familiar with the concept of resting weary bodies that have playing a shit ton of games in a short period of time.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            Was just joshin’, my friend. (I could’ve done the whole /….’d thing and given it away, but it’s much more fun not to.

            Jerome S. wins!

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

      It’s not meaningless, but sometimes clunkers like this one happen, and it’s better that it happened the day after we clinched the AL East and have a 5-game lead for home field in the American League.

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

      ICWUDT

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        My man.

  • pop up teixeira

    Rays are gonna have a really dangerous rotation in the future cuz this Matt Moore guy is ridiculous

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    I hate to say this, but I’d rather see Hughes (if healthy) or AJ start Game 3, than Colon or Sweaty. Colon is done, it’s well past midnight. Sweaty has been sucking since coming off the DL. I say role the dice with Hughes or AJ, hope they are on, and if not, have the very quick hook ready.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever want to see AJ start a playoff game. I’d rather they go with Noesi if it means no AJ.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        I actually would rather they go with Noesi too, but I don’t think it’s an option. He’s only started one game all year and went two innings. I just don’t see Joe G throwing him out there to start under any circumstances. Personally, I would roll the dice, but I’m not the manager.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Really?

    Proctor?

    Really?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Time for Proctor to go the final 6. Gotta stay away from Brackman/Betances!!

    Girardi’d

  • Tom

    Awesome now we run the risk of a guy like Proctor or Laffey actually putting up a few zero’s and Girardi adding them to the playoff roster?

    • Tom

      Phew…. fortunately Proctor is pitching like Proctor and Girardi can put that experiment to rest.

      Now all that needs to happen is some lefties crushing Laffey.

  • nsalem

    Red Barber was fired over the game from 1966 for pointing out how small the crowd was

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

    So much lol

  • SDM

    Even now Joe refuses to use Brackman and Betances….

  • Karl Krawfid

    Like Mike said on twitter. CC gave up 9 against the Rays before the 2009 ALDS.

    Upton hit for the cycle.

    He may do it again lol

  • BK2ATL

    Scott Freaking Proctor again???

    And just like that…..Girardi’s a freaking genius.

    /sarcasm

    What is he expecting??? Next up, Laffey. Then, Valdes. Then, Mitre. Then Gaudin. Can we get Moseley back?

  • Karl Krawfid

    lol @ the Boston sucks chant.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeter looks like Nunez out there

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Jeter

    so bad.

  • CP

    I have a feeling the few regulars in the starting nine will find themselves on the bench before the eighth and ninth inning rolls around.

    Apparently Jeter decided that he should stop playing SS already.

  • Tom Zig

    Is Girardi not allowed to use Brackman or Betances?

    • Greg

      Maybe not. Maybe Cashman told him no.

      • Karl Krawfid

        But he said they can warm up!

        • Greg

          Maybe so.

        • CP

          They may not be warming up, just getting some work in.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Then there’s no reason they can’t “get some work in” in a blowout.

            • Greg

              Again maybe Cashman told him dont do it.

              Maybe to not hurt their psyche, maybe to avoid injury, who knows.

      • Tom Zig

        That’s what I’m thinking.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Scott Proctor

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Fun, fun, fun.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Maybe they should use that Welch’s sparkling grape juice next time.

  • BK2ATL

    And you’re telling me that Betances and Brackman couldn’t be worse than this dude???

    WTF Girardi!!!

    • BK2ATL

      Meant, couldn’t be better……

  • Rey22

    Well, at least if Joe had any bizarre remains of an idea to get Proctor into the playoff roster, it’s gone. :)

  • Jimmy McNulty

    BRING ON THE SCRUBS!!!!

  • Sarah

    Tampa needs to save some offense, they still play the Jays this weekend. I doubt the Jays roll out the Triple A/Hangover offense.

    • BK2ATL

      Well, we’re just helping them out with batting practice, seeing as we kept them shut down for the previous 3 games.

      Now, go get them Sux.

  • Bill

    If Joe was entertaining the idea of having Proctor on the postseason roster, that idea should be trounced immediately.

  • Naved

    Where are the killer b’s!!!

  • Greg

    See, Coney believes in momentum

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Maybe Golson will pitch

  • Naved

    At least the broadcasters are thinking the same as we are!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Laffey what the hell?

    • Greg

      Maybe Cashman told him no? No one has asked Girardi about it, maybe someone should.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’ve seen enough Proctor, Valdes and Laffey. Give the kids some innings please.

  • bong hitter

    keep it up, scott

  • tom

    Well, this game should put the Yankees closer in line with their Pythagorean projection.

    You know the Rays are muttering to themselves “Yeah — we couldn’t put up just one or two of these at some point yesterday”.

  • Pasqua

    So, this is what a hangover actually looks like…

  • CP

    How did he get to third on Greg “Canon Arm” Golson??

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is Montero’s fault.

    • mbonzo

      How’s he been tonight? Just got home.

      • CP

        So far he has not caught any of the home runs.

      • Karl Krawfid

        As good as a player can be when they have Colon getting smacked around.

        And Proctor getting smacked around. And Jeter making 2 errors.

  • Tom

    On the plus side, this is a good game for Montero to catch as he’s probably only having to catch ~50% of the pitches thrown.

    • Pants Lendelton

      nice one.

  • Greg

    Didn’t somebody say that Torre didn’t use his rookie pitchers also?

    • Karl Krawfid

      I’m sure as hell Cashman told him no.

      Hell Torre is the reason for Joba rules.

      • Greg

        Well if he told Torre no, then he probably told Girardi no as well.

        • Karl Krawfid

          Girardi knows how to handle young pitching.

          Torre destroys arms.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Based on what? I’m sure he’s better than Torre but he hasn’t been given a lot of young pitching to handle. There’s Joba in 2009 which was a disaster, and Hughes in 2010 which in the second half was a disaster. That’s pretty much it. I mean there’s DRob but there’s the whole dry hump thing.

  • Sarah

    Hey look, Ramiro Pena!

  • Tom

    Ramiro Pena for Swisher?

    Smells like a Nunez in RF so Girardi can carry another pitcher in the postseason experiment…. (or he will just out Dickerson in)

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero baby

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jesus isn’t scared of Moore

  • Rey22

    Jesus is unimpressed by Moore’s shit.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Laffey warming smh

  • Pants Lendelton

    So far the highlight of the game is a Jesus Montero single… am i right?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Even Kay knows that this is the game to get Betances/Brackman in.

    • Greg

      I think Cashman told him not to if Karl is correct that he told Torre not to.

  • mbonzo

    I can’t wait for the ESPN article bashing the Yankees for playing like shit against the Rays after their clincher.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Warren has 9 k’s.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      ?

      • nedro

        That’s what Kay said!

        • Karl Krawfid

          yep lol

      • Pants Lendelton

        Moore

  • nedro

    Who are we trotting out there this inning? Pedro?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please, please, please, please have Brackman OR Betances pitch at least 1 inning, please Girardi. I’m begging you!!!!

    /GoingOverboard’d

    • Greg

      Cashman’s orders

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You don’t know that

        • Greg

          If Karl is correct and that Cashman told Torre that he couldnt do it, it would make logical sense that he told Girardi about it too.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            It doesn’t make sense to me how they let them warm up, but can’t get them into a game.

            • Greg

              I dont think they were ever going to get in a game. I think they were just doing bullpen work and keeping them in turn. Like a bullpen session.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            He ordered it because Joba was nearing his innings limit. I’m pretty sure neither Brackman nor Betances are close.

  • Pants Lendelton

    …And just like that The Tigers are back in the game against Baltimore.

    All tied up 5-5.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Sox fans must be soooo pissed that the O’s go back to sucking after they leave Fenway haha.

      • Jetrer

        they sucked in Fenway as well, the Red Sox just sucked more

  • pop up teixeira

    9 K’s in 4 innings…

  • Monteroisdinero

    Posada is a AA hitter now from the right side-maybe.

    • mustang

      Wow! Dude can you leave it alone let the guy retire in peace.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So what was our biggest loss (run differential) of the season?

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      July 14th the Yanks got beat 16-7. They have only given up 12 or more runs one other time all year (before tonight).

  • Tom

    I think the Proctor and Laffey outings are good news as you know Girardi at least had considered these guys for the postseason.

    Hopefully Laffey gets hammered by some lefties so Girardi can put an end to his LOOGY madness.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Good joke.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hope Laffey gives up a Slam.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Same.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Off a brand name!

    Laffey!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And Moore looks like a beast. And he was an 8th rounder too. Damn you Tampa.

    • mustang

      He looks very impressive but its like a AAA line-up.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Eh there are 5 big leaguers in there still. Hell those 5 could still be an average offense. Anyways true he’s facing against 3 or 4 minor leaguers but doing this is NY is quite impressive for any kid.

        • mustang

          Agree

      • pop up teixeira

        it wouldn’t be too surprising if he would have this performance against the regulars

  • Monteroisdinero

    Laffey has 2 pitches. Bad and worse.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Can the Rays score in every inning? It’s only been done two times.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      This season?

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        Ever.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yeah Brackman!!!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeets should shave the stubble off the top.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Bosley

    • Karl Krawfid

      “They grab it and pull on it. I mean it’s my real hair you know?”

  • BK2ATL

    Finally!!!!!

    Brackman’s up!!!!

    Maybe…just maybe. If not, I’m switching over to The Office.

  • Chip

    Finally, something worth watching in this game

  • mustang

    OMG !
    OMG!
    OMG!

    The killer B is warming up!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’d rather have YES show Brackman pitching in the pen than Laffey pitching on the mound.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Oh god this shitty ass story again?

    Come on Kay.

  • Rey22

    BRACKMAAAAAAAANNNN!!! :D

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Over/under 5 ER for Brackman? I say over.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BRACKMAN! oh shit it’s really happening.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I think Girardi just brought in Luis Ayala on stilts.

  • nedro

    RAB set to explode…

  • Bill

    Finally we get to see one of the Colossal Combo.

  • mustang

    YESSSSSS!!!!!

    Enjoy it guys have a goodnight.

  • BK2ATL

    Finally, what we’ve been waiting for for 21 days….One of the killer Bs….

    C’mon, kid. Throw strikes!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Brack to the rack!

  • Tom

    He needs to Charlie Sheen it and throw one to the backstop and create an aura….

  • Rey22

    Holy shit he is huge

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh shit very nice.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That was cool

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

    Andrew Brackman, not short.

  • Chip

    Goodness that guy is tall

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cutter huh. Must have been talking to Mo.

  • Chip

    Wow, he’s so efficient, maybe they should consider trying him in the rotation?

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

    Former Yankee farmhand Dane De La Rosa on the bump.

  • jon

    man brackman is fucking huge

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Andruw you stat padder.

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

    Andruw Jones starts the comeback.

  • Karl Krawfid

    GJ Jones

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jones is 10 years older than me and I look older than he does :(

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees will win 14-13

    Brackman gets his first win

  • Karl Krawfid

    That was Karl Krawfid

  • boogie down

    That throw still amazes me.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Brackman better come back out…..

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    What the fuck was that?

  • jon

    lol nice curve brackmoster

  • boogie down

    Brackman uncorked that one.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Me likey Brackman’s cutter.

    • Tom

      looks to have some tremendous movement. (almost like a slider on a couple of them)

  • Monteroisdinero

    NC St? Brackleford! Brack to the rack!

  • Reggie C.

    So … this Matt Moore kid is pretty good.

  • Cy Pettitte

    “and Brackman walked him”

    not the first time we’re gonna hear that one.

    • Cy Pettitte

      last time*

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Prediction:

    This is Brackman’s ‘Moonlight’ Graham moment.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He’ll be a 6’11 first-year dental school student by this time next year

  • Reggie C.

    is Betances getting an inning tonite?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Ok have Brackman finish this inning and have Dellin pitch the 8th and 9th. I’m greedy!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I LOL’d when I heard about that Capuano thing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Capuano for Iglesias

    do it.

    do it.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Uhhhhhhh
      Iglesis is the next Ozzie Smith!

      /Gammons’d

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yes!!! Dellin is warming!!!

  • DERP

    Dellin warming up. OMG

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    this is the best 13-2 deficit ever.

    • SF Yanks

      I laughed.

  • Chip

    Man, Brackman has some crazy movement on his fastball. No wonder he can’t control it for how much it dives

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    “He works into and out of trouble.”

    Drink!

  • Karl Krawfid

    did HE work into trouble, or did Dickerson do it?

  • Tom Zig

    Did Banuelos ever get called up?

    • Cy Pettitte

      not on the 40 man

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Him, Warren, and I believe Phelps will shag some fly balls and stuff like that before the game, and they’ll watch the game from the stands (obviously in very good seats) during the Red Sox series this weekend.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He didn’t because he reached his limit.

  • Pants Lendel-stros.

    Andrew Brackman = T.J beam with a cutter.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      What a downer….

      • Pants Lendel-stros.

        I’m just saying.

        He just reminds me of him with a good cutter and a better delivery.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I cannot believe I missed a Killer B…I got caught up in two of my favorite episodes of Futurama(Bender gets an Upgrade and the episode where Bender makes infinite copies of himself) and figured there would be a lot of Proctor/Valdes/Laffey…

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Shame on you!

      No, Brackman looked pretty good. He was in the zone for the most part, and he has a nice cutter.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Awesome, hopefully I can see some of Betances before Sunny and Archer start. I really really need to get a DVR.

  • Naved

    Dellin Betancessssssss lets go :)

  • Kibbitty

    Is Brackman’s velocity really only 90-92? I expected more from a guy his size….

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He was hitting 93 with his cutter, no need to pout.

      • Kibbitty

        Im not pouting, big guy, I’m merely inquiring about whether or not this outing is representative of his velocity. You hear a guy is 6’11″ you figure hes gonna be in the 95-97 range at least.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He has had some issues with velo this season.

    • jon

      a guy whos 6-11 only needs to throw low 90s with his massive downward plane

      • Kibbitty

        Excellent point. Trust me, I’m just curious.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Montero mashes

  • Chen Meng Wang

    That ball just JUMPED off of his bat.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus :)

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

    Jesus saves.

  • Naved

    Woooo for Montero

  • Sarah

    Jesus is stat padding. :-)

  • Monteroisdinero

    Monterowillbemuchodinero!

  • teddy

    jesus big night, but we still need to see betances

  • Tom O

    Montero with a 2-run double. He’s just padding his stats, he couldn’t come through with the bases loaded yesterday.

    /A-rod’d

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Jesus was lucky because that was unpredictable.

    /Jim’d

  • pop up teixeira

    Montero 3-3! yankees are makin it interesting

  • Kibbitty

    I officially have Zeus fever.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DELLIN COMING IN TO MAKE HIS DEBUT!!!!

  • boogie down

    Betances!!!

  • Tom

    Well Detroit and Texas lost.

    Would like to see the Angels close to within 3 and force Texas to burn a couple of starters in that final 3 game series…. of course if Detroit keeps losing that might just serve to help TB/Bos depending on who ends up as the 2 and 3 seeds

  • Chen Meng Wang

    AHHH!!!!!!!! Betances!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Dellin and Brackmonster!!

  • Naved

    DELLIN TIME!

  • dad

    Detroit lost tonight. Ya baltimore! 6 games lefty and 5up…winning

  • Tom

    Game 3 starter? (j/k)

  • DERP

    He has a live arm.

  • dad

    Detroit lost tonight. Ya baltimore! 6 games lefty and 5up right

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Some douche in the front row with a Beckett jersey on

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please no walks Dellin…..

    • pop up teixeira

      so much for that

  • Karl Krawfid

    Man what a nice game to watch.

    Montero getting hits.

    Betances and Brackman pitching.

  • Kibbitty

    Looks nervous…

  • Naved

    Too wilddddd.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Dellin Charlie Sheen’ing it.

  • bong hitter

    nice control!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Not cool Dellin…

  • pat

    Hahah poor Dell.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dellin is literately unhittable

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    BBetances

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    So Cone says it’s his back leg collapsing which is the reason why he’s out of the zone. How can he fix that? Just curious.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Man if I could even pretend to answer that question I’d be a pitching coach somewhere right now.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Haha good point.

    • Cy Pettitte

      keep your weight shifted on your back leg longer so that your arm isn’t dragging behind your body as you deliver the ball? (disclaimer: I’m not an MLB pitching coach)

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Relax, Dellin!

    He’s about to kill someone, lol.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      & just as i post that he plunks some1

  • pop up teixeira

    wow

  • boogie down

    Better to experience this now.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Michael Kay bringing up Jeter?

    Doesn’t surprise me.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    And this is why Girardi didn’t bring this kid in a game that meant something. Girardi knows best.

  • BK2ATL

    I’m okay with Betances struggling with his command. Because he hasn’t seen a live batter in 3 weeks. Either way, any experience is good experience for him. Rothchild can see what he needs to work on and fix it over the winter.

    • Tom

      He needs at least a year in AAA (possibly/probably 2)….

      I don’t mind these Sept callups, but expectations are just way too high in terms of the timetable on some of these guys.

      • BK2ATL

        I’m fine with that. I didn’t think he was ready for the Bronx in April 2012, but now you can see what his mechanical issues are live, and versus real batters. The talent is there. The game just sped up for him, his mechanics got out of whack. All of which can be repaired. So, sure AAA for him next year until he can get those mechanics straightened out.

        On a good note, Kontos looked pretty good, as did Brackman.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is quite ugly

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Well, at least Dellin was unhittable……

    ;)

  • Joba’s Mom

    That was hard to watch.

  • Kibbitty

    Watching him reminded me of watching Dontrelle Willis last year with the D’backs. Even as my team was walking in run after run I felt bad for Dontrelle. Seeing a pitcher so frustrated is tough to watch. Unless its like….Beckett.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      Or Papelbon . . . Or Lester . . . Or Lackey . . . Or Pedroia (should he ever decide to pitch)

  • Gonzo

    Oh well, at least he never has to pitch for the first time in Yankee Stadium again.

  • DERP

    Looked like he was overthrowing. Probably really anxious.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Not a good debut for Dellin, but he hasn’t exactly had much work over the past few weeks.

    Hopefully he gets another chance to pitch before the season ends.

    Good SO Kontos!

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Now that Jesus is here I would love to be able to get a new version of the “Jesus is Coming” t-shirt except have it say “He is Risen”.

    I have a couple of folks who would love those for Christmas.

  • Tom

    The homeplate umpire has to be pissed right about now.

    • jon

      missed it what happened?

      • Tom

        Nothing specific…. just the 50 walks with a game that is completely out of hand.

        And now you have Gomes throwing curveball after curveball with a 7 run lead (and a 3-1 curve?)

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Seeing Pena in the 4 hole is what my nightmares are made of.

  • BK2ATL

    These kids have put up 8 runs and counting. Gotta love it. LOL!!!

  • BK2ATL

    These kids have put up 8 runs and counting. Gotta love it. LOL!!!

  • Greg

    I was watching College Football but I heard about the Killer B’s

    I heard that Brackman was good and Betances was Mr. Walk the Park.

    • BK2ATL

      Walk the park, frustrated, mechanics out of whack, hit a batter, just……ugly.

      I’d chalk it up to nerves, playing in your hometown, in the big leagues for the 1st time. He lost it and could never slow himself down enough to get back on track. He tried to impress and ended up overthrowing and overcompensating and over….everythinging.

      Plus there’s that 3 week rust thing too.

      Simply put, he’s got some things to work on. I was glad to see Rothchild chatting with him on the bench after. I hope they give Betances another shot before the season ends, in another low-risk situation.

  • pop up teixeira

    looks like the rays wanna make this game close

  • Kibbitty

    Ideally, our youngn’s continue to pad their statsand build their confidence and we lose 14-15, right?

  • Kibbitty

    Haha, looks like the Rays all caught whatever Dellin’s brought to the stadium.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero is making the adjustments on that breaking ball away.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Bring in Cano or A-Rod for Posada!

    I know this isn’t a meaningful game, but I would love to see the comeback of all comebacks, just to see it!

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Damn you Girardi!!!!!

      :)

  • Ethan

    Not that this game matters a whole lot but it would be nice to see the pitchers doing well considering the post season is a week away.

    • pat

      None of these guys will see any PS action.

  • pat

    Goddamn it. Could have made it interesting.

  • Avi

    I predict that that’s Jorge’s last at bat of his career batting right handed.

  • BK2ATL

    We need Tampa to want to win this game. We need them sharp for this weekend. We gave them a great batting practice session earlier. Their bullpen needs to stiffen up and win this thing.

    Could you imagine being in Boston and watching this score tonight??? LOL!!!!

    Tampa needs to win 5 more games this year, including this one.

    • pop up teixeira

      Question is, can the yankees take 2 of 3 or sweep boston this weekend? Hope so

      • BK2ATL

        I have a feeling that we won’t see this lineup or group of pitchers again until game 162.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice pitching, Kontos!!!!

    3 more outs.

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

    So at midnight will this be a Game Recap or a Down on the Farm?

    • Kibbitty

      Bazzinga.

    • Sarah

      I feel like it should be a Game Recap entitled “The Farm in the Bronx.” Or maybe “Field Trip to the Bronx.”

  • BK2ATL

    C’mon Toronto, you gotta have one more run in you!!!!

  • BK2ATL

    And that’s how you end a game.

    Nice try, kids!!!! You did your jobs well. LOL!!!

  • pop up teixeira

    Would’ve never thought that the “B” team would score 8 runs. Positive note on the day and of course the rays winning and tigers losing too

  • Rey22

    And not a single fuck was given this day :)

  • Pants Lendel-stros.

    Bye bye Angles.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      But the Angels are still here..

      • BK2ATL

        3 games back now, with 6 to go.

        We need to beat Boston in at least 2 games. Then the fun really starts.

  • http://www.abovetheyankeedugout.com Carl

    Encarnacion, your walkoff blast better be the death knell for the Halos.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Damn, looks like a well played game, sorry I missed it.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      The Rays just got lucky, damn those lucky bastards.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        hah hah – not quite sure why people got angry, never really get the lack of civility driven by anonymity…but what really happened tonight, the Rays just wanted it more ? ;)