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.

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415 Comments»

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

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      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.

  2. Baby Bomber says:

    Montero catching! You can also watch on MLB Network

  3. Jesse says:

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

  4. mustang says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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.

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

  6. Mantle28 says:

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

  7. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  8. Jesse says:

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

  9. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  10. Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • D-Rob's Great Escape says:

      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.

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    everyone looks drunk out there.

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

    • Sarah says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  12. BK2ATL says:

    This might get ugly….lol.

  13. bong hitter says:

    omg yankees are losing on purpose!!!111

  14. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is bad news for Boston.

  15. ArchStanton says:

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

    On the majorly negative side, Colon is cooked.

    • BK2ATL says:

      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.

  16. Greg says:

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

  17. Karl Krawfid says:

    Betances and Brackman tonight!

  18. Jesse says:

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

  19. BK2ATL says:

    Good job, kids!!!

    Yeah Tampa!!!

  20. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  21. Hummingbird S. says:

    Moore looks nasty

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    Moore in pinstripes please. Rays pitchers are so filthy.

  23. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    • Montero's Mojo says:

      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.

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    yup Yanks definetly still drunk

  25. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  26. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeets with the Noonie.

  27. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yanks must have been drinking heavy last night.

  28. BK2ATL says:

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

  29. Jimmy McNulty says:

    PILE ON THOSE RUNS TAMPA!!!!

  30. Hummingbird S. says:

    Bartolo looks awesome…

  31. Sarah says:

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

  32. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is so bad. can only laugh.

  33. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  34. nedro says:

    DOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

    too soon?

  35. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  36. Chip says:

    Time for Dellin/Brackmonster?

  37. mustang says:

    Come on bring in the Killer B’s already!

  38. Montero's Mojo says:

    Massacre.

  39. Bronx Byte says:

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

    Tough break !!

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  40. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  41. Tom says:

    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?

  42. Montero's Mojo says:

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

  43. Jesse says:

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

  44. Jerome S. says:

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

  45. SDM says:

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

  46. BK2ATL says:

    This kid Moore looks official!!!!!

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

  47. Dela G says:

    Matt Moore, good at baseball, folks

  48. Jerome S. says:

    My level of caring about this game is like zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  49. BK2ATL says:

    Stat-padding time. LOL!!!

    And that groan you heard was from Boston.

  50. Rey22 says:

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

  51. Dela G says:

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

  52. Tom says:

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

  53. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Jesse says:

      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.

  54. teddy says:

    is been fun colon, i think is over though

  55. Jesse says:

    Yep, Colon sure deserves a postseason start…

  56. Bill says:

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

  57. David, Jr. says:

    Off to the fat farm.

  58. Jerome S. says:

    Matt Moore is fucking good.

  59. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    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.

  60. pop up teixeira says:

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

  61. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  62. Karl Krawfid says:

    Really?

    Proctor?

    Really?

  63. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    Girardi’d

  64. Tom says:

    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 says:

      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.

  65. nsalem says:

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

  66. SDM says:

    Even now Joe refuses to use Brackman and Betances….

  67. Karl Krawfid says:

    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

  68. BK2ATL says:

    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?

  69. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol @ the Boston sucks chant.

  70. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeter looks like Nunez out there

  71. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Jeter

    so bad.

  72. CP says:

    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.

  73. Tom Zig says:

    Is Girardi not allowed to use Brackman or Betances?

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Scott Proctor

  75. iloveyoubartolo says:

    Fun, fun, fun.

  76. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  77. BK2ATL says:

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

    WTF Girardi!!!

  78. Rey22 says:

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

  79. Jimmy McNulty says:

    BRING ON THE SCRUBS!!!!

  80. Sarah says:

    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 says:

      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.

  81. Bill says:

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

  82. Naved says:

    Where are the killer b’s!!!

  83. Greg says:

    See, Coney believes in momentum

  84. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Maybe Golson will pitch

  85. Naved says:

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

  86. Karl Krawfid says:

    Laffey what the hell?

  87. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  88. bong hitter says:

    keep it up, scott

  89. tom says:

    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”.

  90. Pasqua says:

    So, this is what a hangover actually looks like…

  91. CP says:

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

  92. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is Montero’s fault.

  93. Tom says:

    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.

  94. Greg says:

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

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      I’m sure as hell Cashman told him no.

      Hell Torre is the reason for Joba rules.

      • Greg says:

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

        • Karl Krawfid says:

          Girardi knows how to handle young pitching.

          Torre destroys arms.

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            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.

  95. Sarah says:

    Hey look, Ramiro Pena!

  96. Tom says:

    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)

  97. Karl Krawfid says:

    Montero baby

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jesus isn’t scared of Moore

  99. Rey22 says:

    Jesus is unimpressed by Moore’s shit.

  100. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Laffey warming smh

  101. Pants Lendelton says:

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

  102. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  103. mbonzo says:

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

  104. Karl Krawfid says:

    Warren has 9 k’s.

  105. nedro says:

    Who are we trotting out there this inning? Pedro?

  106. Jesse says:

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

    /GoingOverboard’d

  107. Pants Lendelton says:

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

    All tied up 5-5.

  108. pop up teixeira says:

    9 K’s in 4 innings…

  109. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  110. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    • Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  111. Tom says:

    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.

  112. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I hope Laffey gives up a Slam.

  113. Karl Krawfid says:

    Off a brand name!

    Laffey!

  114. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  115. Monteroisdinero says:

    Laffey has 2 pitches. Bad and worse.

  116. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  117. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yeah Brackman!!!!!

  118. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeets should shave the stubble off the top.

  119. BK2ATL says:

    Finally!!!!!

    Brackman’s up!!!!

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

  120. Chip says:

    Finally, something worth watching in this game

  121. mustang says:

    OMG !
    OMG!
    OMG!

    The killer B is warming up!!!!!

  122. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  123. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh god this shitty ass story again?

    Come on Kay.

  124. Rey22 says:

    BRACKMAAAAAAAANNNN!!! :D

  125. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  126. Cy Pettitte says:

    BRACKMAN! oh shit it’s really happening.

  127. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I think Girardi just brought in Luis Ayala on stilts.

  128. nedro says:

    RAB set to explode…

  129. Bill says:

    Finally we get to see one of the Colossal Combo.

  130. mustang says:

    YESSSSSS!!!!!

    Enjoy it guys have a goodnight.

  131. BK2ATL says:

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

    C’mon, kid. Throw strikes!!!

  132. Monteroisdinero says:

    Brack to the rack!

  133. Tom says:

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

  134. Rey22 says:

    Holy shit he is huge

  135. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh shit very nice.

  136. Karl Krawfid says:

    That was cool

  137. Mike Axisa says:

    Andrew Brackman, not short.

  138. Chip says:

    Goodness that guy is tall

  139. Karl Krawfid says:

    Cutter huh. Must have been talking to Mo.

  140. Chip says:

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

  141. Mike Axisa says:

    Former Yankee farmhand Dane De La Rosa on the bump.

  142. jon says:

    man brackman is fucking huge

  143. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Andruw you stat padder.

  144. Mike Axisa says:

    Andruw Jones starts the comeback.

  145. Karl Krawfid says:

    GJ Jones

  146. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  147. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jesus!

  148. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees will win 14-13

    Brackman gets his first win

  149. Karl Krawfid says:

    That was Karl Krawfid

  150. boogie down says:

    That throw still amazes me.

  151. Jesse says:

    Brackman better come back out…..

  152. Jesse says:

    What the fuck was that?

  153. jon says:

    lol nice curve brackmoster

  154. boogie down says:

    Brackman uncorked that one.

  155. Jesse says:

    Me likey Brackman’s cutter.

  156. Monteroisdinero says:

    NC St? Brackleford! Brack to the rack!

  157. Reggie C. says:

    So … this Matt Moore kid is pretty good.

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

    “and Brackman walked him”

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

  159. Cuso says:

    Prediction:

    This is Brackman’s ‘Moonlight’ Graham moment.

  160. Reggie C. says:

    is Betances getting an inning tonite?

  161. Jesse says:

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

  162. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  163. Cy Pettitte says:

    Capuano for Iglesias

    do it.

    do it.

  164. Jesse says:

    Yes!!! Dellin is warming!!!

  165. DERP says:

    Dellin warming up. OMG

  166. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    this is the best 13-2 deficit ever.

  167. Chip says:

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

  168. Jesse says:

    “He works into and out of trouble.”

    Drink!

  169. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  170. Tom Zig says:

    Did Banuelos ever get called up?

  171. Pants Lendel-stros. says:

    Andrew Brackman = T.J beam with a cutter.

  172. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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…

  173. Naved says:

    Dellin Betancessssssss lets go :)

  174. Kibbitty says:

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

  175. Cy Pettitte says:

    Montero mashes

  176. Chen Meng Wang says:

    That ball just JUMPED off of his bat.

  177. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus :)

  178. Naved says:

    Woooo for Montero

  179. Sarah says:

    Jesus is stat padding. :-)

  180. Monteroisdinero says:

    Monterowillbemuchodinero!

  181. teddy says:

    jesus big night, but we still need to see betances

  182. Tom O says:

    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

  183. Jesse says:

    Jesus was lucky because that was unpredictable.

    /Jim’d

  184. pop up teixeira says:

    Montero 3-3! yankees are makin it interesting

  185. Kibbitty says:

    I officially have Zeus fever.

  186. Cy Pettitte says:

    DELLIN COMING IN TO MAKE HIS DEBUT!!!!

  187. boogie down says:

    Betances!!!

  188. Tom says:

    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

  189. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  190. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Dellin and Brackmonster!!

  191. Naved says:

    DELLIN TIME!

  192. dad says:

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

  193. Tom says:

    Game 3 starter? (j/k)

  194. DERP says:

    He has a live arm.

  195. dad says:

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

  196. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Some douche in the front row with a Beckett jersey on

  197. Jesse says:

    Please no walks Dellin…..

  198. Karl Krawfid says:

    Man what a nice game to watch.

    Montero getting hits.

    Betances and Brackman pitching.

  199. Kibbitty says:

    Looks nervous…

  200. Naved says:

    Too wilddddd.

  201. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Dellin Charlie Sheen’ing it.

  202. bong hitter says:

    nice control!

  203. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Not cool Dellin…

  204. pat says:

    Hahah poor Dell.

  205. Cy Pettitte says:

    Dellin is literately unhittable

  206. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    BBetances

  207. Jesse says:

    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.

  208. Cuso says:

    Relax, Dellin!

    He’s about to kill someone, lol.

  209. pop up teixeira says:

    wow

  210. boogie down says:

    Better to experience this now.

  211. Karl Krawfid says:

    Michael Kay bringing up Jeter?

    Doesn’t surprise me.

  212. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  213. BK2ATL says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is quite ugly

  215. Cuso says:

    Well, at least Dellin was unhittable……

    ;)

  216. Joba's Mom says:

    That was hard to watch.

  217. Kibbitty says:

    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.

  218. Gonzo says:

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

  219. DERP says:

    Looked like he was overthrowing. Probably really anxious.

  220. LiterallyFigurative says:

    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!

  221. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    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.

  222. Tom says:

    The homeplate umpire has to be pissed right about now.

  223. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  224. BK2ATL says:

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

  225. BK2ATL says:

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

  226. Greg says:

    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 says:

      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.

  227. pop up teixeira says:

    looks like the rays wanna make this game close

  228. Kibbitty says:

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

  229. Kibbitty says:

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

  230. Karl Krawfid says:

    Montero is making the adjustments on that breaking ball away.

  231. LiterallyFigurative says:

    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!

  232. Ethan says:

    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.

  233. pat says:

    Goddamn it. Could have made it interesting.

  234. Avi says:

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

  235. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  236. BK2ATL says:

    Nice pitching, Kontos!!!!

    3 more outs.

  237. Stratman9652 says:

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

  238. BK2ATL says:

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

  239. BK2ATL says:

    And that’s how you end a game.

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

  240. pop up teixeira says:

    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

  241. Rey22 says:

    And not a single fuck was given this day :)

  242. Pants Lendel-stros. says:

    Bye bye Angles.

  243. Carl says:

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

  244. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

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