Game 13: Running Out Of Time

Yanks have no plans to restart extension talks with Martin
Charleston turns triple play in comeback win
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Yankees have given Phil Hughes a lot of rope through the years, and it sure seems like that rope is getting shorter and shorter by the start these days. Andy Pettitte and Michael Pineda are still a few weeks away, but it’s going to take more than one or two strong starts for Hughes to keep his rotation spot when those two return. The Twins are about as good of a matchup as he could hope for these days, so even though it’s only April 19th, this is a pretty important start for Phil. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Alex Rodriguez
DH Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanezand so it begins
Russell Martin
2B Eduardo Nunez

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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  • Plank

    Everyone has this notion that the Twins offense is bad. When Mauer and Morneau are out, their offense is bad, but when they are healthy, the Twins are a good hitting team.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      Completely agree. So far, Mauer and Morneau have been locked in at YS3 this series, and with Willingham, that’s 3 legit hitters to watch out for. People say, Oh it’s the Twins, but let’s not forget #1 – It’s their mediocre pitching that has hurt them recently and #2 – They were extremely sucessful from 06-10 b/c of Mauer and Morneau, and those guys haven’t left. They’re big league hitters and can damage a pitching staff.

    • BronxBombers98

      Especially with Josh Willingham hitting between them.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hey guys, Idk who is around yet, but my friend posed a question earlier today: If Jamey Moyer sticks around another couple of seasons and gets 300 wins, is he a Hall Of Famer? Usually the answer to if Player X gets 300 wins is he a hof’er the answer is an unquestioned yes. However in the case of Moyer after looking at his career numbers I think it has to be no. What do you guys think?

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

      No way. He was never great.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        My answer to him was: hells no, a career ERA over 4? a career WHIP of 1.36? No Cy Youngs, one year of over 150Ks…he’s been an average pitcher for 25 years. Impressive? Yes. HOF worthy? god no.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I do think though that there should be a nice little nook in the museum dedicated to him though. Just not a plaque in the Hall itself.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Oh, god I just realized how terribly worded that was. I apologize everyone.

    • Plank

      I stopped caring about the HoF long ago but I’d say he has a fairly similar case to Tommy John. Even though it shouldn’t, I would say 300 gets him in, and 299 keeps him out.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Pretty much what I think as well.

    • MannyGeee

      Maybe next to Schillings sock in the novelty section… I mean really, still pitching in the bigs at almost 50?

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Bob Lorenz just said that some fans are ready to break the glass case that says in case of emergency for Hughes. Guess he reads RAB.

  • Greg

    Me and Mike are to blame for this. I called the Twins our female dogs and he said to expect a sweep. We share the jinx responsibly.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    And so it begins lol

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m going to put all my positive energy into this right now. Ready?

    PHIL PHUCKIN HUUUUUUUUUUUGHES!!

  • Monterowasdinero

    It’s either a good outing from Hughes and we hold our breath or a bad outing and we enjoy Mr. Phelps again.

    • MannyGeee

      I mean really, he could be in the showers by 7:20 or he can be catching the first shaving cream pie of the season all up in his face and neither would surprise me in the least.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I have never been more disappointed with a prospect than I have been with Phil Hughes…(and I was there for Bam Bam, Ruben Rivera et al…going back to late 70’s teams) I think it definitely was driven by my expectations. Hughes has already had more big league success than the two names I gave and many others…but the drop off from what I thought he’d be is brutal.

  • Pat D

    Back at work and can’t watch the game.

    Hopefully that will end up being a bad thing. A bad thing in the sense that I will miss a well-pitched game where a lot of runs are scored.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Damn, Twins feed on MLB Extra Innings.

    • MannyGeee

      MLB network.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      At least you get to actually watch…Sterling is already driving me stark raving mad and we’re only two weeks into the season.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        There was a time when I would kill the volume on the TV broadcast and listen to Sterling and Kay on the radio (late 90’s). I keep telling myself now that the Yankee TV guys at the time SUCKED (and they did) and that Sterling and Kay were better back then and have each gotten progressively (or regressively?) worse through the years. Can I get some alignment here or am I delusional?

        • Chen Meng Wang

          No, I definitely think the Sterling/Kay combo was great in the late 90s and both have gotten progressively worse as time has gone by since they separated.

          • Paul VuvuZuvella

            Good. I remember a friend hating Sterling back then, when I like him, so every now and then I question whether he was right all along.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        They’ve just basically been themselves thus far. That one’s on you. I actually liked Suzyn’s lead-in tonight.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Ignore what I said there. ;)

          • Plank

            I’m pretty sure John Sterling would be a blast to hang out with.

      • TomH

        Actually, I’ve turned off the tv sound rather than listen to those two baseball pedants over-analyze and get in the way of the action. They’ve got an explanation for everything, the sure sign of a crank. I’ll turn on Sterling and Suzie rather than endure these 2 nerds.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Any news on Pineda’s progress?

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Just out of curiosity, when was the last time Mo pitched?

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    No hitter i am calling it.

    • Greg

      Well that lasted long

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Why in God’s name is Nova still in this phantom competition for staying in the rotation, he’s the only guy who has looked anything like what we want out of him.

    • Greg

      He’s not. Who’s saying that he is?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Sterling.

        • Greg

          Why are you even taking what Sterling says seriously?

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Because I like getting myself worked up about silly things.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Ok a 1 hitter

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Over/Under 22.5 pitches per inning for Hughes tonight?

    • Greg

      Over

    • GardnergoesYardner

      WHY THE HELL IS CANO DHING!!!!!!!!???????!!!!!

      • GardnergoesYardner

        Sorry posting fail.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        To keep a guy whose played 159+ games the past four seasons and is 29 years old fresh, obvi.

    • Plank

      3.2 IP, 86 pitches. I’m thinking he gets in to trouble and Girardi uses a short leash.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Oye 14 pitches already

  • Needed Pitching

    fucking Nunez

  • Chen Meng Wang

    God damnit Nunie.

  • MannyGeee

    Heres a fun little game…. Who’s defense is gonna give me an ulcer first… Nunez or Ibanez?

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Lol
    I blame girardi and his love for nunny

    • Ppiddy

      I agree. What the hell is Giradi doing? He’s throwing some HORRIBLE defensive guys out there when he doesn’t need to. Is Gardner hurt or something?

      • Havok9120

        Gardner is on the DH, yes.

        As for Nunez….we have to see what we have. I don’t understand why people can’t compute that.

  • Greg

    Nunez strikes again!

  • Anon

    what a lazy a** throw

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That’s not Robbie, Sterling. Robbie would not have thrown that ball onto the Macombs Dam Bridge.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      I loled

  • Zooboy

    Somebody hide that kid’s glove.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Haha. This is going to be a long, long game. I’ve finally accepted the fact that they’re going to fart through the rest of April and then gradually start to put the pieces together. Yeah, that’s right, I’m waving the white flag for the next two weeks! Hoorah.

  • Greg

    Only his second error of the year. That surprises me

    • MannyGeee

      The season is like 20 minutes old

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    GBU GBU GBU

  • GardnergoesYardner

    The Adventures of Eduardo Nunez. Today’s Episode: Throws to First from Second. Hint: This involves every possible outcome except the ball actually reaching first.

  • Chad

    NUNEZ MUST GO!!!! THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!!! UNREAL!!!

  • MannyGeee

    94’on the gun there… V-lo can suck it

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Somewhere chuck knoblauck smiles.

    • Chad

      I dont see enough good to warrant all of his errors. George would neve have put up with this.

      • Plank

        King George had such an amazing record when he was in control of the team.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I don’t think he is smiling a lot these days.

  • MannyGeee

    Hughes is getting squeezed

  • Rey22

    When do the Yankees say enough is enough with Nunez and his ridiculously awful defense? It’s beyond embarrassing.

    • Greg

      When he stops hitting. He’s hitting .400

  • Greg

    I’ve been wanting Nunez to play DH for a long time.

    Who do you want instead of Girardi?

  • MannyGeee

    Surprise of the day… We’re playing from behind again. Fuck the shift

  • Needed Pitching

    sigh

  • Tarik

    This is the Murphy’s law inning.

  • sdjohn

    Shifting on Doumit? Girardi can’t get out of his own way this season..

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Gbu 2 run error boy girardi is great huh.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Oh look first inning runs, shocking.

  • Needed Pitching

    awful, just fucking awful

  • Alex S

    this is utter bullshit

  • Sabathiasgut

    Good lord. Can’t watch anymore

  • William Bonney

    I don’t believe it. Robbie Cano is still a young man. He’s not in his upper 30s. It is a joke to play Nunez in the field so much because he can’t field. Cost us a game in Tampa and may cost us tonight. Girardi is overmanaging this team into the ground.

    • Greg

      That error hurt, but Hughes is the main culprit.

      How did Girardi win a a WS overmanaging?

    • Needed Pitching

      the problem isn’t giving Cano a half-day off in the midst of 13 straight games
      the problem is having a backup IF who can’t field any position

  • RkyMtnYank

    Hopefully Phelps was warming up before the game.

  • Greg

    When you have only one good pitch, you go to the bullpen.
    When you go to the bullpen, you clean up.
    When you clean up, you feel bad about yourself
    When you feel bad about yourself, you gamble your salary

    Dont gamble your salary.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Phil hughes needs to reenact Platoon scenes with Charlie Sheen.

      • Greg

        Or sell his hair to a wig shop.

        • I’m sexy and I Cano it

          Let’s be real. He needs to wake up in a roadside ditch.

  • stuart a

    can leiter shut up please????????

    Nunez is a joke…….how can you play a guy who cannot field at all?????????/

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Maybe we can get Joe a PS3 and the show so before a game he can manage his ass off, and save the game for reality.

    • Slugger27

      is it joes fault though? i gotta imagine cashman is the one deciding nunez making the team over bill hall or pena or whoever. correct me if im wrong, i honestly dont know.

      • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        If cano is at 2 nd this is a 1-0 yankees game. Yes girardi needs to stop resting 24 yr old alstar 2nd basemen

        • Havok9120

          Why are we not at all worried about resting guys? Seriously, its 13 straight games, including travel time. Why is resting Cano (who is 29, not 24) an inherently bad thing?

          • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

            Traveling to fenway is 30 min flight.

        • Needed Pitching

          he’s not 24, he’s 29, and they are in the midst of 13 straight games
          Giving Cano an occasional half day in a long stretch isn’t a bad thing

          Having a backup IF who can’t field any position, on the other hand…

  • William Bonney

    And this is it for Hughes. Phelps will take over in the rotation until Andy comes back. What an embarrassment.

  • V

    Joe Girardi – You aren’t Joe Maddon. Stop trying to be.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Great first inning by Hughes. :-(

  • Tom

    Just pull him at this point…

    Until the guy learns how to pitch this is just useless… the guy’s idea of pitching is fastball up fastball away to get ahead and throwing an occasional change to a lefty or an occasional curve/cutter to righties. He has to be one of the most predictable pitchers in baseball.

    He’ll never be a more than 5 inning pitcher when all he does is pump in 92-93mph fastballs at the top of the zone. He may occasionally ge a 6 inning stint in but at this point he’s a bullpen pitcher posing as a starter.

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

      Why bother pulling him? He’s got 100 innings in that arm, use them rather than taxing the bullpen before Boston.

      • Greg

        Signed Mr. Expect a sweep.

        Sincerely,

        Mr. the twins are our bitches

  • GardnergoesYardner

    This is laughable. Hughes got screwed by Nunie, but still is showing all of his usual problems. Next time the Twins get something going, pull Hughes without even thinking. Phelps can make spot starts until Pettitte/Pineda.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    …fuck…what happened. I step away from the computer for literally five minutes to help a costumer(and an annoying one at that) I come back, and we’re down four and the inning’s over.

  • stuart a

    yanks are playing like crap. 3 quality starts…

    nunez stinks, he is replacing Jeter? they will not be able to sell seats behind 1b.

    minny comes to town and spanks them WOW.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I love you, Phil. I do not want to see you in this rotation five days from now.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Why don’t we just spot the opponents 4 runs and save the pitches on the starters arm?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Both Nunez and Hughes are pathetic. How long does Hughes last in the rotation?

    • sdjohn

      About 3 more innings.

      • Needed Pitching

        so 2-3 more games?

  • Widget

    It has to be time to finally pull the plug on Hughes. He’s just not very good.

  • http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/2011-red-sox-will-challenge-1927-yankees-for-title-of-greatest-team-in-major-league-history.html wilk

    EDUARDO NUNEZ, PLEASE LEARN HOW TO PLAY DEFENSE

  • mike

    can the eduardo nunez experiment end please?

  • William Bonney

    Joe needs to send a message. Pull Hughes right now and put in Phelps. Unfortunately, he can’t pull Nunez because he has his only backup at DH! What an idiot! Send Hughes to the pen and make him the long man.

    • Greg

      Actually it would be better if he didn’t pull Hughes.

      Dont waste the bullpen in a probable loss. Save it for Boston

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Carroll has nothing on Nunie.

  • Buhner’s barber

    Rob Lowe is playing SS for the Twins

  • James A

    I agree that Nunez is talented, but why isn’t he in AAA playing shortstop everyday where he can A) work on his defense, and B) work on taking pitches, instead of destroying the big league team? I’d rather have Ramiro Pena on the roster, at least when he’s out there he can pick it.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Pena didn’t pick it all that well last year. Definite drop off Vs. 2010.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Two games 4-0 hole nice.

  • First time lawng time

    I’m sorry, but Hughes sucks as a starting pitcher. Once Pettitte and Pineda come back, he’ll be in the BP or AAA, right? There’s no way they can choose him over Nova (assuming both of them continue to pitch they way are), right?

    And where is Pena?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Grandyman!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Coco

    The Grandyman can!

  • Greg

    Dont be surprised that I am not cheering for that one

    • First time lawng time

      Oh, please. They score, so you cheer. What, do you want them to just not score and lose?

      • Greg

        If they do score, I want them to score a ton of runs because I know that Hughes still has to go out there.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Our resident tortured soul…

    • Bunt Gardner

      Why do you even watch the games?

  • sdjohn

    Most disappointing so far? Girardi’s moves? Nunez’s D? Martin’s batting avg? or Starting rotation woes?

    • Greg

      Starting rotation woes.

      3 quality starts in 13 games is ridiculous.

    • Coco

      Rotation

    • Needed Pitching

      SP woes
      they were the least expected, imo

    • Professor Longnose

      Ibanez playing outfield?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        +1 trillion

        • Professor Longnose

          Wow. Wish I could bank those.

    • yankw

      pitchers by a mile

  • Countryclub

    Hughes struck out 1 and got 3 weak ground balls that inning. Yes he gave a double, but that was when he should have been out of the inning twice over. He hasn’t been good this yr but that inning was a clusterfuck….and not by his doing.

    • Greg

      Great Starting Pitchers can overcome shoddy defense and have the team’s back to win games. A longtime baseball tenet.

    • DM

      Caught a bad break but he never stops the bleeding — and he was pitching from behind on every batter just like his last outing. The double was just the HR the other day. He wilts when things go poorly.

  • James A

    Hughes’s destiny is I think a multi-dimensional reliever who can go long if he needs to but also can come in and dominate for an inning. Coming out of the pen he seems to throw more strikes, he can amp up his fastball, and focus on the fastball/curve combo. Phelps could take his spot until Pettitte is ready, with Pineda gunning for Garcia’s job

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Joe Girardi is an absolute disgrace of a manager. How many more runs will his decisions cost the team before people wise up to just how bad he actually is?

    • Greg

      He’s got a ring. Not a total disgrace. Plays too much by the book for sure. but not a total disgrace.

      • Professor Longnose

        This year he looks worst than usual. He’s doing things he hasn’t done before and he’s coming up craps every time.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He looked worster last year.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        CC, Tex, and AJ have a ring… Not Girardi. I believe that those three acquisitions are what helped the Yankees win the WS. Girardi had absolutely nothing to do with it.

        • Greg

          Its impossible for a manager to have nothing to do with a team winning. The game is too strategic for that.

        • Havok9120

          So when things go wrong, its his fault but when they go right, the players get the credit?

          Sigh.

  • weird_phish

    Anxious to see if Pineda has his velocity back when he returns

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I don’t think they let him anywhere near a ML mound until his velo comes back.

      • Needed Pitching

        idk, even at his spring velocity, he’d probably be more effective than Hughes and Garcia

        • Havok9120

          We aren’t desperate yet. No need to endanger the 5-6 year investment to bail out the SP in April.

          • Needed Pitching

            not saying he should come back if he’s not fully healthy, but if he’s fully healthy and still sitting 91-92, no need to have him making minor league starts instead of major league starts

  • Big will

    Shitty throw, I get it. But just like Kuroda, pick up your fielders! Hughes is just as responsible as Nunez. Also dude is hitting .450 when everyone not name jeter is hitting .225. He isn’t going anywhere people, get over it. Sadface

  • Tom Zig

    Ryan Doumit is playing right field? Isn’t he a catcher?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      C/1B/RF, he fakes it in RF a little bit, but he’s passable apparently.

  • Coco

    Anyone get a Tex?

  • Needed Pitching

    he can hit HR’s!!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    YOU’RE ON THE MARK, TEIXEIRA!

  • sdjohn

    I feel I’ve seen this movie before…

    • DAiello18

      it’s deja vu all over again.

  • Greg

    Score 5 more runs this inning and I will feel safe.

  • >>>

    3 runs in the first inning every game of this series would be lovely if if they weren’t coming from behind each time

  • Sabathiasgut

    Now Girardi, bring Phelps in immediately! Don’t wait til Hughes gives up more runs

    • sdjohn

      That ain’t gonna happen man.

      • Sabathiasgut

        I know, it’s way too logical….but a boy can dream

        • Needed Pitching

          unnecessarily wearing out the bullpen before a Fenway series is not at all logical

          • RkyMtnYank

            That’s not wearing out the bullpen, Phelps is here for long relief.

            • Needed Pitching

              even if Phelps finished the game, that would mean no long man for the Fenway series
              and it’s extremely unlikely Phelps would go 8, so other relievers would be used as well

              • RkyMtnYank

                What if we don’t need a long man vs Boston? You use your pitchers when you need to use them. If Phelps pitches several innings then they’d call up someone else to eat innings. I’d rather Phelps pitch today and take Hughes spot in the rotation.

                • Needed Pitching

                  they pretty much always need lots of relievers vs. Boston, esp at Fenway.
                  I’m not at all opposed to using Phelps today. I’m opposed to using him unnecessarily. If Hughes begins to struggle again, he absolutely should be used. But panicing after one shaky inning aided by an error will likely just weaken the pen for the next series without much of a gain for this game.

                  • RkyMtnYank

                    Even if Hughes was fantastic this game, other relievers would still need to be used. Hughes was not going to pitch 9 innings so all you would be losing is Phelps for the Boston series if he gets sent down. The rest of the bp should still be intact.

                    • Needed Pitching

                      sure, but then Phelps would be gone for 10 days
                      I’m not opposed to doing it if absolutely necessary, but I don’t see the benefit of jumping the gun and potentially losing Phelps (who’s been very effective so far) for 10 days (and replacing him with a likely less effective pitcher) when it wasn’t absolutely needed

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hey Greg, still think it’s a probable loss?

    • Greg

      Yes if they dont take the lead. reminds me of last night’s game

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You are correct. They will lose if they do not take the lead.

        • Greg

          And if you eat alot, you take a big dump later.

          /Caliendo’s Madden’d

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Considering that the offense is going to bed now . . . Yeah, the probability of them probably losing is problematically probable. It’s the curse of the first inning runs, I tell ya!

      • Havok9120

        Has that been changed now to :Curse of the Early Innings in order to make it accurate?

  • Greg

    BY the way, forgive my negativeness. Helps to avoid disappointment.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You need a hug.

      • Havok9120

        Seriously though. Its sad.

  • Ethan

    And now offense goes to sleep for much of the rest of the game. Seems to always happen after scoring in the first.

  • BronxBombers98

    I used to chalk Nunez’s terrible fielding last year to just playing sporadically and not being able to get in a groove. I know see how wrong I was and that it is time to trade him while some idiot GM still thinks he can handle being an everyday shortstop.

  • sdjohn

    Does Phil throw a first pitch strike EVER?

    • Professor Longnose

      If it only took two strikes to retire a hitter, Hughes would end up in the Hall of Fame.

  • jimmy

    Best text poll ever.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I saw the choices but missed the question. What was it? Which new manager gets canned first?

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Hughes needs a dp bad

  • Plank

    If I were the Twins, I would be bunting to 2B on every AB.

    • Greg

      The problem with that is that you have to go through the pitcher first.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Lolipop curve going to get crushed

  • sdjohn

    Nunez’s D makes me miss Bobby Meachem. Used to watch that guy throw sidearm 10-15 rows deep into the stands pretty consistently. Steve Sax?

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    In 2007 phil hughes had a devisating curveball what happened to that pitch?

    • Greg

      It seems that when he got injured in Texas, he just lost it

      • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Remember that texas game he had electric stuff. Joba had a nice game in texas too

        • Kevin G.

          Fuck Texas. I blame them.

  • jimmy

    OHHHHHH WHAT A PLAY BY IBANEZ!

    • Pinstripes in Cali

      Showing occasional displays of competence.

      • mustang

        Wow!

        The guy just can’t win.

    • mustang

      To be honest it’s probably an easier play for someone else, but I will take it.

  • sdjohn

    46 pitches through 2. Dang..

  • Dan

    I don’t know who is making me more nuts this game. Girardi for his ridiculous over managing. Or the Yes Director for his madeningly awful camera views.

    • Plank

      Ridiculous overmanaging?

      • Needed Pitching

        apparently trying to keep guys fresh in the midst of 13 consecutive games and a 162 game season is ridiculous overmanaging

      • Havok9120

        No one is allowed to have an off day. Ever. Even against the Twins.

  • sdjohn

    Hmm, the fan’s can see Swarzak throwing the 2 seamer comeback over the inside corner, how can’t a MLB hitter be looking for it?

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Russell the black hole martin

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      We can start stewie and get the same production

      • Needed Pitching

        Stewart at his best might match Martin at his worst

    • CP

      He has a .410 OBP this year. Not much of a black hole.

      • Havok9120

        That doesn’t count.

        No, I don’t know why. Apparently its been coming in Garbage Time or something.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So is there really any argument that Phail should still be starting? The guy’s fucking garbage and there’s actually good pitchers behind him in the depth chart?

    • First time lawng time

      No. Personally, I believe he would be valuable in the bullpen. I guess it makes sense to leave him in the rotation until Pineda and Pettitte return, but once they’re back, I don’t see any reason to keep him (unless he actually pithes well, but I don’t see that happening).

      Think about it, he’s been crap since about June 2010. He’s a few good starts sprinkled in there, but overall, he’s been awful.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        He was also terrible as a starter from that Texas start until about April of 2010 with a good two months in there. I’d rather see Phelps, he looks like he might not be godawful which is more than what could be said about Hughes.

  • Needed Pitching

    Jeterian

  • James A

    Derek “Call me MVP” Jeter

  • sdjohn

    Nice Derek! Even though the ump missed the 1-0 pitch…

  • Bubba

    Is this ump kinda neighborly with the twins pitchers strike zone

  • mustang

    37 and declining…… L O V E I T!!!!!!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Around February or so, sometime right before pitchers and catchers reported, my friend Cesar and I were talking about baseball…we were talking about unsettling thoughts “What’s the bullpen going to look like without Rivera in it?” “Can you imagine a Yankee team without either Jeter or Rivera” we both came to the conclusion that hopefully we die in car crashes before something like that happens so we can avoid the disappointment. I guess we’ll just have to savor these moments while we still can.

      • mustang

        Yes, because life moves fast enough by itself it doesn’t predictions and projections to help.

        • mustang

          doesn’t need predictions…

        • forensic

          Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

          /Bueller’d

          • mustang

            Exactly!!!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Great pull Hughes now, tie game, put in Phelps so that the team has a chance to win.

  • Sabathiasgut

    Jets. Unreal

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Captain sets things right.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Anthony Ballzak.

  • sdjohn

    How did Nunez look in the Outfield?

  • OldYanksFan

    Nunez is Jeter’s successor.
    Get used to it.
    He will be an above average SS.
    He will help us with our payroll.
    He ain’t going anywhere.

    • sdjohn

      Nunez will not be Jeter’s successor at Short unless his defense improves immensely in the next year. Not a chance, no way, no how! He isn’t going anywhere, I’ll give you that, but in a super utility role, UNLESS he proves over the remainder of this year, and all of next his hands, footwork, and throws improve, and not a little, a ton..

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

    Boo hoo Granderson’s batting average crew

  • Needed Pitching

    too bad the offense went to sleep after the first inning

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    let hughes throw 120 tonight. time to make him a man

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Grady is for real

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Granderson to Jeter at home plate:

    “Tell me how my ass tastes”

  • First time lawng time

    Imagine what this place would be like if the Yankees were up 4-0 after the first inning, and then losing by 2 by the 3rd.

  • Sabathiasgut

    Girardi’s genius is just starting to show

    • sdjohn

      Girardi’s genius? I’m sorry, I’ve never seen those two words used together before.

  • Greg

    And look who started that rally. Nunez. That’s why he’s in the lineup

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m not going to gloat about probable losses just yet, but I intend on queuing up the band in the 9th inning. Stick around.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        …..if it comes to it, of course.

      • Greg

        Again, I go negative to avoid disappointment

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You are the son and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar.

          • Greg

            What?

    • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      I thought he is in the line up because he has pictures of girardi and farm animals in a motel.

  • GardnergoesYardner

    *crying* Our offense doesn’t suck! I knew this day would come! Everything they said about waiting for the BABIP correction and the hitters to heat up is true!

  • CP

    Shelley Duncan leads the AL in OBP? Really?

    http://www.baseball-reference......sh01.shtml

    • mustang

      Yes, he is of to a great start.

      • forensic

        Since about the day the Damon signing was breaking he’s hitting .368/.538/.684. Before that he was hitting .167/.333/.250.

        Obviously small numbers of games (4 before, 6 after), but is that a coincidence? I’m not so sure, but to each their own.

  • mustang

    They don’t look ” OLD” today very “YOUNG” looking.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Like the women Paul LoDuca sleeps with.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    bets on how far hughes make it tonight? i’ll say 5.1 innings

  • Don’tcha Know?

    No matter the outcome for Hughes, isn’t it blatantly evident that he’s simply not suited to be a starting pitcher? All I see when he’s on the mound is his inability to put hitters away, which inevitably adds to his always astronomical pitch count.

    • Greg

      I agree. He should be in the bullpen

    • Tom

      Yup

      20-30 pitches when he’s throwing 1 inning at a time is a non-issue. When he stacks just 2-3 of those together, it’s a 5 inning start, even if he’s not giving up runs.

      It’s almost like he got used to blowing hitters away in the pen on 2 pitches (and primarily the high fastball) and thought he could just do that 5-6 innings at a time. This is why I think it is dangerous putting young starter prospects in the bullpen as 1 inning guys – it’s not necessarily just the impact on the arm (which I question has any impact at all); it’s the change in approach to getting hitters out.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Some of you just need to settle down. We’ve got the lead now. Hughesie is just getting into his groove. The offense is just getting into his groove, except Jeter. Joe is playing a marathon, not a sprint.

  • forensic

    Is it just me or does it seem like Hughes just puts the entire crowd to sleep when he pitches? 30 pitches per inning with a long time between pitches will do that to you I guess.

  • Greg

    Oh nobody told me we were in a stretch of 13 consecutive games. That explains the DH’ing of Cano a bit

    • Clyde Barrow

      Exactly. Joe is playing a marathon, not a sprint. Some of you would run these ballplayers into the ground. These guys aren’t Cal Ripken. They need to stay fresh for the whole season, not just games in April. Joe is doing what any good manager would do.

      • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Bullshit
        Girardi is trying to show how smart he is.

        • Havok9120

          I say again:

          13 consecutive games including road trips to Boston and Texas.

          What don’t you understand about that?

          • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

            Its aplril they need to get reps and in playing shape. Its baseball not a contact sport like football let them play for month then you can start resting guys. Guys played everyday in the 70s 80s and 90s. I am not a fan of pitch counts either

            • Havok9120

              How nice for you and the players from the 70s-90s.

              If we actually want to keep Robbie Cano for another 8 years or so, why is it so bad to rest him? Why can’t ARod, perennially injured, have a day off (everyone was cursing and moaning yesterday), why can’t Jeter, our 37 year old SS? Why can’t Swish, who spent 3 weeks benched for injuries in ST?

              This idea that resting players is somehow over-managing is one of the dumber ideas to come out of this year’s April Panic. It will pay dividends down the line.

            • Needed Pitching

              guys in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s weren’t subject to PED testing either

              just saying

      • sdjohn

        Hold up man, I get giving a guy a day off, trust me i Know they need it. But resting Jeter day 2 of the season? Resting Martin game 3? I don’t care if it was in Tampa with concrete under the field or not, that’s a bit ridiculous. It’s not just him sitting guys, it’s when he does it. You don’t sit down Jeter with Kuroda (ground ball guy) and weaken your D with Nunez. And then sit Swisher with Phil (fly ball guy) and put Ibanez in RF. There’s more to it than just giving guys a rest.

        • Havok9120

          This is the component of this argument that holds water.

          I got resting Jeter that day. Its only really a negative when you have a much lower opinion of Nunez’ D than the Yankees had at the begining of the season. Even with Swisher, while I hated the timing, I understood their standpoint. Guy had been hurt for 3 of the last 5 weeks before Opening Day, with leg issues on turf. Jeter, too, had the calf issue.

          Believe me, I was up in arms at the time about the timing of the rest, but it was hardly unreasonable for them to do. And tonight, the complaints make no sense at all except people hate Nunez. Hughes is a flyball pitcher, we’re in the middle of a long streak of games and about to go on the road against two of our biggest rivals this season. I want Cano in every one of the next six games and if that means a half day off tonight, so be it.

    • Havok9120

      13 consecutive games including road trips to Boston and Texas. So.

      Yeah.

      • Greg

        With that, it makes more sense to why he did it then at the beginning of the game.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Perspective
    Its 6-0 if nunez makes the throw to 1st.

    • Greg

      No that’s a fallacy of the predetermined outcome.

    • forensic

      Or it’s 6-0, or 6-1, or 6-2, or 6-3 if Hughes picks up his defense a little and gets somebody else out before giving up the 4 runs.

      • Countryclub

        He struck out a hot hitter and induced a weak grounder to short after the error.

    • Havok9120

      Or Nunez isn’t in the game doesn’t start the 2 out rally in the 2nd and we’re still down a run.

      Alternate history is fun, isn’t it?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I hate costumers so much. From the outer store I heard Sterling screaming in the office. What happened?

    • Greg

      Nothing, I dont think

      • Chen Meng Wang

        apparently we scored three runs, I think I over heard a two run shot by grandy, I guess that was after the double by Nunie?

        • Greg

          Yep. I didn’t know how far back you were.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Is it halloween already? :)

      • Havok9120

        I actually had the same thought: “Why are there people in costumes at the store?”

        Then it clicked.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      31 pitches in the first inning and 46 pitches in the last 3 innings for Hughes.

  • Tom

    Russell Martin slash line: .143/.415/.143 :-)

    Must be a catcher thing….. Stewart .286/.286/.286

  • sdjohn

    In the Minors, Bryan Mitchell had a short outing. 1.2 innings, 5 runs only 2 earned. Charleston has only one hit so far and believe it or not it was Cito Culver. No other big news that I’ve seen so far. Can’t wait for Campos to get back on the mound…

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

      Charleston turned a 6-2-5 triple play.

      • Needed Pitching

        I’m trying, but I can’t remotely envision how a 6-2-5 triple play would unfold

        • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

          Shortstop to the plate to thirdbase right

          • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

            Third baseman would have to tag the runner.

          • Needed Pitching

            I get that, but it was a line drive caught by the SS, according to the play-by-play.
            Why would the SS then throw home? Was the runner on third tagging on a lineout to SS?? It just seems like an odd sequence.

            • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

              The shortstop could have dropped it or it had to hit the ground for the throw home
              I saw a 6-2-3 triple play once.

            • Needed Pitching

              nevermind, from the play-by-play, it appears it was a 6-3-2-5 triple play, which makes more sense

  • Greg

    Bench was one, Anybody?

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

      Yogi?

      • Greg

        Yep he won three

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I get Granderson on my team. The only times I get to watch him he strikes out or flies out. When I don’t watch him he hits a homer.

    • sdjohn

      Turn the channel please…

  • Greg

    damn I thought that was gone

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon Hughes!

    Earlier in the day on this site I predicted a 6.1 inning, 4 run effort from you tonight. Don’t give up another run!!

  • Countryclub

    It’s funny how the comments slow down when things are going well. I’ll never understand it, but the negative crap sells. It’s why the ny papers are the way they are. And guys like Woody Page too. People react to the negative.

    • sdjohn

      The way I look at it it’s either come on here and say god dammit the yanks suck (when they are losing) or I kick my dog. My dog, by the way, is a HUGE fan of this blog..

      • Countryclub

        Well done

    • Havok9120

      This. Half of the regular attendees of Game Threads stop commenting when the game is going well. Then they’ll be right back at it, defending the points they wanted to make in the first place as soon as things start going badly.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Nice we are giving up a run here.

    • Havok9120

      Phil Hughes and the D laugh at your negativity.

    • Havok9120

      As do I, for that matter.

  • Havok9120

    ESPN Gamecast’s presentaion of Yankee stadium is soooooo bad. Every ball hit to right goes foul into the stands, but somehow they’re all doubles or outs. Balls that go for homers are clearly foul too.

  • RetroRob

    I-Rod’s brief tenure on the Yankees might have also been responsible for Joba’s arm injury, even though it was indirect.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    I know nothing about him but is this Chris Parmelee character any good/legit? Too legit to quit?

    • RetroRob

      I think of him as a Kotchman-like hitter. Line-drive hitter, medium-range power. Probably could hit 15 HRs in a fair park, although in Minnesota as a lefty that will be difficult.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        Thank you.

  • Greg

    Good pitch by Hughes.

  • RetroRob

    Just joining. Please tell me that the Nunez error I see listed had nothing to do with the Twins’ runs in the first.

    • Greg

      I would, but I’d be lying to an extent. All four runs unearned

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      C’mon, you know it did.

      • RetroRob

        :-)

  • Greg

    good job, Phil.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hooray for the Andy Pettitte signing. Can’t wait for that.

  • sdjohn

    Nice job Phil.

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

    Hughes has actually settled down. He’s retired nine of the eleven he’s faced, with just that double by Parmalee and a bunt single two innings ago.

  • Greg

    Roy Campanella and Mickey Cochrane are the other two

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    31 pitches in the first inning and 46 pitches in the last 3 innings for Hughes. Nicely done.

  • Countryclub

    5th inning will be huge for Phil. Middle of the order coming up. If he can get through it unscathed and throw 15 or so pitches he’ll have a shot to throw 6. Wouldn’t be bad considering how things started.

  • Greg

    THREE CHEERS FOR GRANDY!

  • flamingo

    OH MY GOD CURTIS FREAKING GRANDERSON

  • forensic

    Wow, Grandy!!!

    • forensic

      See what happens when you make more contact!!! Keep it up.

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

    Curtis!

  • RetroRob

    Wow. We’re only in the 4th innings. Let’s go, Curtis.

  • Professor Longnose

    Wow for Granderson.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    On fire

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Holy fuck! Way to go Granderson!

  • Reggie C.

    Curtis the Legend…

    Go for FOUR!!!

  • Needed Pitching

    the Grandyman can
    the Grandyman can
    the Grandyman can

  • mustang

    Looking “YOUNGER” by the minute.

  • SevenAces

    So what is the record for number of HRs hit by a single player in 1 game?

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      4, which has been accomplished numerous times by several people including Lou Gehrig.

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

        Yeah, Carlos Delgado has a four-homer game a few years ago and all four homers either tied the game or gave the Jays the lead.

        • I’m sexy and I Cano it

          Pretty incredible stuff.

        • forensic

          3 of the 4, not all four. It’s kind of sad that only just over 13,000 fans were there to see it. End of season game between the barely above average Jays and the terrible Devil Rays.

    • sdjohn

      4 I believe, the last one Mark “hard hittin” Whiten? is that still correct?

      • forensic

        Since Whiten, Mike Cameron, Shawn Green, and Carlos Delgado have all done it. Cameron and Green did it 3 weeks apart.

        • sdjohn

          Damn, I suck at life…

  • NoH

    It’s good to see Grandy getting hot.

  • Dela G

    Granderson again!!!

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Best cashman trade ever.
    Even though IPK is a ace and Ajack is turning into a player,is Cokie still around?

    • Countryclub

      Got Boone in that trade too, if I’m not mistaken. Nothing special but a serviceable arm.

      It’s close for me with the swish trade. Yanks gave up nothing for him.

      • forensic

        Logan was a different trade with Javy Vazquez for Arodys Vizcaino.

      • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Though we got boone in the vasquez trade with atl.

      • I’m sexy and I Cano it

        Nope. Boone came in the Vazques for Arodys trade.

    • RetroRob

      Trading away young talent is fine. It helps a team fill in gaps elsewhere. The Yankees needed a CFer and LF’d power. They got it both in same player. Wouldn’t undo the trade.

  • Countryclub

    3 HRs in 4 innings is pretty sick

  • First time lawng time

    Good Lord. 8:45 and the bottom of the fourth just ended?

    • Greg

      prepping for the weekend

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And I didn’t bother to turn on the TV. Don’t worry guys I’ll keep it off, he’ll get 4.

  • sdjohn

    Man, when Phil pitches ahead in the count, he looks completely different.

    • Greg

      WHen he throws that good curve, he looks different

  • RetroRob

    Mauer would be unstoppable hitting in Fenway.

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      I would be unstoppable hitting in Fenway.

  • http://twitter.com/nomchompsky Nom Chompsky

    Carlos Delgado had a .724 WPA in that game, which is both ridiculous and perhaps indicative in a flaw of WPA (namely, that you can be worth more than one win in a single game).

  • First time lawng time

    Anyone even look at the standings? I haven’t really bothered. It’s too early for me.

    • Greg

      I have. Just to see the oddities.

      • Havok9120

        This. I enjoy seeing the nonsense.

        Also, the easiest way to compare the run differential is on ESPN’s standings, and I like seeing those stats even after 5 or 6 games.

  • ahinds

    is derek jeter the greatest short stop of all time?

    i think he fucking might be based on longevity and what not. its so weird we spend so much time hating on him around here you forget that he is a legit hof. he’s better than guys like youngt, larkin, aparicio… he’s awesome. wouldnt have realized this if i hadnt looked up what the hell he’s doing @ 37…

    here’s hoping he can keep it up

    • Jim Is Bored

      Conversation begins and ends with Honus Wagner. But Jeter is top 5 easy, arguably top 3.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      2nd best.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Actually 3rd best.

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      I’d say only Ripken Jr. and Honus Wagner are better.

      • Greg

        Ozzie Smith’s in the top 5 too

        • I’m sexy and I Cano it

          Forgot about Ozzie. Smith’s got the huge advantage defense-wise but ditto for Jeter offensive-wise. And offense > defense.

        • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

          Remember it was
          Jeter
          Arod
          The guy in boston lol

      • JobaWockeeZ

        ARod has roughly 30 more WAR than Jeter at shortstop and he last played shortstop in 2003.

        • Needed Pitching

          if you’re talking fWAR, ARod’s numbers include his whole career, not just his time at SS

          • I’m sexy and I Cano it

            By the time A-Rod’s career is over, he’ll have played many more games at 3B than at SS.

        • radnom

          Its hilarious you thought this could be accurate. Arod has >10 less WAR at SS, and growing.

      • ahinds

        i dont think so because of longevity, jeter has played 2406 games at short, wagner played only 1887 games @ short. thats almost 4 full seasons more at the end of this season. i think that has more value.

        also a guy like wagner played before integration. so his numbers and greatness i take with a grain of salt. does not mean i dont respect it tho. so i give derek the edge over wagner.

        as far as ripken, you might be right but only because of ripkins advantage defensively if it were just based on offense jeter is actually the more valuable player based on oWar

        but still thats not to bad. 2nd best ss of all time perhaps

        if a-rod did’nt move if nomar did’nt get hurt give tulawisky 10 years… i know i know

    • RetroRob

      Wagner.

      Where he falls after that depends on how the ratings are done. Peak value? A-Rod was on his way to eclipsing Wagner. Arky Vaughan always seems to get lost in the conversation. Ozzie’s up there is you go by his tremendous defense. Yet when it’s all rolled together with the longevity, we’ve had the pleasure of watching one of the ten greatest SS’s in MLB history. He’s probably somewhere anywhere from 3rd to 7th depending on howyou want to slice and dice the numbers between longevity and peak. That’s saying alot.

      Old Aches and Pains may turn out to be Jeter’s Patron Saint. A man who seemed to be losing to age in his mid-30s, and then kept going well into his 40s.

      • ahinds

        never heard of arky vaughan before, def a stud but he dos’nt have jeters longevity and had the benefit of playing in a racially exclusive league. but he was damn good.

        and it works both was obviously. guys like satchel page, james bell and josh gibson, you cant say they were the greatest because they were also in a racially exclusive league. really sucks they didnt compete.

        • RetroRob

          Well now we’re going down a different path, which is trying to incorporate competitive level into the equation, and based on that than I’m going to pick all modern players. That’s not meant as an insult to old-time players, but the game keeps improving on the margins every decade, so the game is dramatically more difficult than it was in the 1920s or 30s, etc.

          Now before someone jumps all over me, I’m not saying that Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, etc wouldn’t be great players today. They might actually be the very best players today as they were then. My guess is that Ted Williams is a better hitter than anyone alive today. Yet they would be different players, especially the further back we go. While the game would be faster paced than when they played, they would also gain all the advantages of today if they were raised and trained under modern technics. The eye-hand coordination, the ability to hit a baseball, field, etc. would translate quite well. What they’ll lose statistically by the increased commpetitive level they’ll gain some back by all the advantages players have today on training, equipment, on and on.

          Babe Ruth today wouldn’t be a career .340/.470/.690 hitter with 714 HRs. Yet he might still be a career .300 hitter and it wouldn’t shock me at all if maybe he would hit 800 career HRs. While I view the competitive level of the game to have increased tremendously, that doesn’t mean the single greatest HR hitter ever just happened to play baseball in the 1920s.

          So getting back to Vaughan, he doesn’t exist today, and if he did he would be different, but I have no doubt he’d be one of the top SS’s in the game. Derek Jeter can’t exist back in the 1930s either, and if he did, he would be different because most of the things that enhance Jeter’s skills wouldn’t exist then either. So I can only judge players based on the competition of their time.

          BTW Based on the records we have, Ruth crushed the Negro Leagues when he barnstormed. They couldn’t figure him out amymore than the Major league pitchers could either.

  • mustang

    I get the feeling that the Yankees’ bullpen is looking forward to a successful return of Andy and Pineda.

  • sdjohn

    Effin A Phil, I almost gave up on ya after inning 1 (even though it wasn’t all on ya), but that was a helluva effort and great way to fight back. Believe in your stuff Phil, pitch ahead in the count, and ATTACK. Keep the faith in Phil….

  • RkyMtnYank

    Wow, Hughes era all the way down to 5.54 now with the 4 unearned runs.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I’m really impressed with Phil tonight. He’s actually pitching a good game.

    • Chris

      Still think he is?

    • Havok9120

      You jinxed it.

      Totally kidding. I’m impressed to, even after the homer.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Everytime I get a god damn costumer something happens…

    • sdjohn

      Dude, where do you work?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        A smoke shop in Englewood, NJ…selling “tobacco” pipes.

        • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

          Tobacco er right wink wink

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Haha, hey I have a sign and everything that says all products sold are for tobacco and legally smoking herbs only.

            • Paul VuvuZuvella

              Got any vaporizers?

              • Chen Meng Wang

                Yeah, we’ve got the Iolitte, The Whisper, The Exremte-Q, The Atmos, Thermavape, and some cheap Topoo’s. We should get another Volcano in the next few days, I just sold it a couple days ago.

                • Paul VuvuZuvella

                  Nice.

                • RMS

                  Hey, I’ve been there before. Is it called serenity?

                  • Chen Meng Wang

                    Haha, yeah it is, there’s a chance I’ve met you.

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’m not normally the grammar police but since it’s the third time you’ve said it … the word is “customer” dude.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Haha thank you. My bad.

        • RkyMtnYank

          No problem, at first I just thought it was halloween.

      • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        How do you know he does have a costume shop smart guy?

        • RkyMtnYank

          I thought about that but then took everything in context.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    That looked like it didn’t feel good.

    • forensic

      I wonder if he was trying to break his ankle or his knee? Maybe split the difference and go for the shin?

      • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        I wasn’t sure whether he intentionally slid or just slipped or what happened there. Looked more like he lost his footing to me.

  • Needed Pitching

    fuck

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Left Phillip in a little too long apparently.

  • Reggie C.

    damn.

  • forensic

    Ugh, why push your luck with him, especially after the walk???

    • Greg

      Doumit’s a switch hitter

      • forensic

        What does that have to do with anything I wrote? Somehow you got through 5 innings with the lead from Hughes. Get him out. After he walks the leadoff guy, definitely get him out. I don’t care about the batter.

  • Dela G

    that was destroyed

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Pull him now

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Phil Hughes still in line for the win = rotation spot preserved

    • GardnergoesYardner

      Wins are useless guys. Look at Hughes in 2011. Was he guaranteed a rotation spot after winning 18 games with blah peripherals?

      Oh wait…

  • Monterowasdinero

    I hate when fans are more concerned with throwing the HR ball back on the field. Bush and childish.

    • First time lawng time

      Gotta agree with this. I don’t really see the point in doing it. Personally, if I caught a HR ball hit by someone on the other team, I’d keep. I mean, it’s not every day you get an official game used MLB ball.

      • MannyGeee

        Unless you’re sitting behind first when Nunez is playing…. AmIRite? Huh????

  • sdjohn

    Leadoff walks..

    • mustang

      ALWAYS !!!!!!

  • mustang

    Can we get a Pineda and Andy watch going?

    FUCK ME!

  • forensic

    The way things are going for this team, this will be the game the bullpen struggles a bit. Boy I hope not.

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Kay just called our bullpen stout. Is that a compliment or an insult?

    • TomH

      A compliment, as in Nelson Eddy singing, “Give me some men / Who are stout-hearted men”

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nobody commented but Martin sliding feet first into 1B and almost getting hurt was incredibly stupid.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I saw that, I thought he twisted and ankle or something and fell/slid in.

  • Duh Innings

    Here’s what the backpage of the New York Post (or Daily News if you prefer) should be if the Yanks win tonight:

    GRAND-THREE-MAN

    Re: Hughes. I think the Yanks will ultimately use their last option sent him down to the minors (AAA) before June 1 when he’d gain fifth year player status to veto being sent down so they can have him under control through 2014 thus prevent a scenario where he has a good or better 2013 then would surely be courted by at least a dozen teams besides the Yanks and possibly sign with one of those other teams. To put it another, more blunt way, they don’t want to give him less time to straighten out (2012-13 only) than they would if they sent him down only to lose him to free agency or overpay for him after 2013.

    Hughes has just given up a pair of homeruns to the Twins’ backup catcher (although it looks like more like a super-backup as I’ve noticed Mauer is getting far less playing time as a catcher in the early going probably so he can be fresh for the long haul and his contract.) So one more run by the Twins could erase Granderson’s 3 HR, Mike Stanley-style (Stanley hit 3 homeruns for the Yanks in a loss one year, I wanna say 1997.)

    Jesus H for Hughes Christ.

    • V

      Doumit is not just a ‘backup catcher’. To call him that is blatant ignorance of non-Yankees’ players.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      Doumit is a regular player, he only hit one homer, and if the Twins got one run it would only be a tie game in the sixth inning and would certainly not erase anything of Grandy’s incredible night.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Doumit is a pretty good hitter.

      Save yourself some time and do some research before you write a paragraph about Hughes sucking because he gave up homers to a backup catcher who actually has a really solid bat.

      • MannyGeee

        I would take Doumit over Martin next season to be honest. Dude can hit, not a bad defensive catcher and plays a nice (if not spectacular) outfield… And gets reps at first on the regs too

        And by the way he is making something Absurd like $3.1M this season… Sounds like the kind of guy you want catching alongside Romine while he gets his feet wet, don’t he?

  • sdjohn

    Well, Here’s to hopin I get to shut up all the Twins fans I work with tomorrow. The nerve, Twins fans talking smack to a Yankees fan since owning them x 15 years. You wouldn’t think it, but they are obnoxious little group those Twins fans..

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Mike E

    Boone Logan again? Eek

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    1 inning logan please.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    LNOGY!

  • mustang

    3 HR by Granderson, 7 runs and it’s a close game.

    STARTING PITCHING!!!!!!!

    People remember this game the next time we talk about the Montero trade!!!!

    • Havok9120

      No. It doesn’t jive with the offensive fail mindset so many people seem to be eager to embrace this season.

      • mustang

        Yes, Sir !!!!!

    • Monterowasdinero

      We are over the Montero trade. We must let it go and we must move on.

      • mustang

        WOW!!!!!

        LMAO!!!!!

        Did this happen today?

        LMAO!!!

        • mustang

          I think your being sarcastic, but it still funny.

        • Havok9120

          Breathe, dude.

          Seriously though, when DID the holdouts get over the trade? We still hear about it every other game thread when the offense doesn’t plate every runner. Or every time Pineda is mentioned.

          • mustang

            +100

          • MannyGeee

            When Montero went 1-11 over the past week.

    • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Pineda is good but campos may be the next roger clemens.

      • forensic

        He’s also like 5 years away from the majors. Can we wait on comparing people to one of the greatest pitchers of all time till he does anything even close to the majors?

        • Needed Pitching

          besides, Phil Hughes is the next Roger Clemens

          • YanksFanInBeantown

            Phuck that, Joba’s the next Roger Clemens

        • MannyGeee

          When he says the next roger Clemens, he means Campos is a real asshole

        • RetroRob

          I think he was kidding. At least I took it that way.

      • RetroRob

        Pineda will be the next Roger Clemens.

        Campos will be the next Bob Gibson.

        We’ll be okay.

      • Havok9120

        Or his arm could detach and go pinwheeling over the backstop.

        Pitching prospects suck, unfortunately. Still, I’ll make the Noesi for Campos trade every day of the week and twice on Sundays. I love reading Campos’ lines and its exciting to know that arm is down in the system.

  • Hummingbird S.

    It feels like everytime Logan and Rapada get in the game they go 2-0 to the first hitter..

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    11 players have hit 4 no one has hit 5

    • RetroRob

      …and that will remain true after tonight.

      Yet there are times I like being wrong, and this would be one of them. But I won’t.

    • V

      15 have 4.

    • forensic

      15 players have hit 4, not 11.

  • sdjohn

    Would love a little hit and run if Jeter gets in a good count here.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Electric baby

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nunez always does something good. He never gets down. He is ……..

    The world’s most interesting utility man.

    • MannyGeee

      “I don’t always throw to first, but when I do…. I put it in the stands.”

      • RkyMtnYank

        I lol’d out loud!

        • forensic

          Since you were the grammar police before, I guess I’ll step in and be the jerk here. :-)

          Isn’t ‘I lol’d out loud!’ redundant?

      • DF

        Aaaaaand MannyGeee wins the thread. Lmao

  • Dela G

    those were some great fake boobs in the stands

  • Chen Meng Wang

    History? maybe? Please?

  • Professor Longnose

    Would love to see some history here.

  • MannyGeee

    More surprising, Nunez going on the first pitch, or Nunez helmet coming along for the whole ride?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Def the helmet staying the entire way.

    • RetroRob

      Totally the latter.

  • sdjohn

    Only a single, what a scrub…

  • Dela G

    nice job grandy

  • Chen Meng Wang

    That was a very nice throw from Doumit.

  • Duh Innings

    I love Al Leiter but he’s been a little too much tonight.

    He’s basically saying the only really bad mistake Hughes made was the second homerun to Doumit. Al, yes, the four runs in the first inning were unearned due to Nunez’s error, but Phil was partly responsible for them from serving up a two-run single and a two-run double after that error. The two-run single, fine, that’s mostly on Nunez. The two-run double? Mostly on Hughes. It was a shared sucking.

    Oh yeah, enough with this idiocy re: awarding wins. Justin Verlander pitches scoreless ball the first eight innings of a game but gets a no-decision cuz his closer blew the lead, the closer gets the win for simply being the last pitcher on the mound before his team walks off with a win (Detroit’s season opener), yet Phil Hughes can pitch 5 1/3 IP 6 R 2 ER ball and possibly get the win if the bullpen is good enough to keep the Twins from tying the game. There has to be some rule changes and minimum standards for a win.

    New rule: Official scorer’s discretion awarding a win. If Sabathia pitches 8 scoreless innings, leaves the game up 1-0, Mo blows the lead in the 9th, Yanks win it in the bottom of the ninth 2-1, Sabathia gets the win at the officia scorer’s discretion.

    Another new rule: You give up more runs (earned and unearned) than innings pitched, no win for you even if you leave the game with the lead and the lead is kept the rest of the way. The best reliever gets the win unless he saves the game (no win in that case, just a save.)

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I like the first rule, second one, not so much.

      • flamingo

        Same. I really dislike reliever wins in general. Someone pitching for one inning and getting the win always annoys me.

    • RetroRob

      Offical scorers, and the media outlets most of them work for, won’t go for it. With players being awarded tons of money based on awards, no official scorer will want to be in a position where denying a win or awarding a win could lead to him being questioned.

      • RetroRob

        …and I should add, pitcher wins are a junk stat.

    • V

      The 2 run single in the 1st is a double play if the manager isn’t obsessed with proving he’s as smart as Joe Maddon.

      • forensic

        Have you even looked at Doumit’s spray chart? It’s Teixeira-like on the infield. A huge glob of outs on the right side and very, very few on the left side.

        How is playing the percentages ‘obsessed with proving he’s as smart as Joe Maddon’?

  • flamingo

    This game’s pretty great so far.

  • MannyGeee

    Got, he didn’t even hit 4 homers today…. Can I get an A-Jax trade redo?

  • sdjohn

    Now, I know I’m gonna get some shit for this, but I’m gonna say it anyway. I’m hoping Arod throttles back the swing and gets the ball in the air deep enough to hit sac fly. Don’t have to hit a 3 run bomb here, but cannot K or GIDP.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Is a HBP an acceptable outcome?

      • Professor Longnose

        Not if there’s an injury.

    • Havok9120

      I’ll take a HBP too.

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      Should’ve told this to Cano.

    • sdjohn

      HBP as long as he’s not hurt, good. GIDP Bad…

  • MannyGeee

    Cano needs to take a goddam pitch… For realz

  • RetroRob

    Robbie. Bad.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Robbie…fail. I love ya buddy, but FAIL.

  • Havok9120

    My gut tells me that we’re not scoring here. Brain and heart tell me we are.

    I’M SO CONFLICTED!!

    • Havok9120

      Sigh. Damn you, gut.

      Damn you.

  • flamingo

    A double play ball, Robbie? Really?

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Holy Shit. From favorite to least favorite.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Maybe if robbie had a full day off to rest er fail.

    • Havok9120

      Wut?

  • First time lawng time

    That Yankees Universe commercial is so bad. You can tell they’re reading off the teleprompter. Especially Jeter LMAO

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Jeter’s always been a really bad actor.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Idk, I’ve always liked that one with him and the kid at the Ford dealership.

        • Don’tcha Know?

          All I can think of at the moment is Seinfeld and the Ford Edge commercials. He’s pretty smooth in interviews but when there’s a script involved he’s about as charming as a Hitler/Stalin/Pol Pot tea party.

      • JobaWockeeZ
        • GardnergoesYardner

          You dick! I’m Derek Jeter, you shot me!

          Except the other line would now be revised to “You should have shot Nunez!”

        • Needed Pitching

          “you should’ve shot ARod”

          funniest line ever

          • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

            Second best part of that crappy movie after the rock and sam jackson jump off the ten story building.

        • MannyGeee

          This is THE BESSSSSST!!!

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      Professional Athletes =/= Actors

      • Don’tcha Know?

        I believe Carl Weathers would beg to differ.

        • I’m sexy and I Cano it

          Always exceptions to the rule.

        • forensic

          One half of the most awkward man hug in history.

      • MannyGeee

        OJ Simpson says hi… Of course to hear him, you have to accept the charges… See, because he’s in jail…alllllright

      • Slu

        Alex Karras killed it on Webster.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      The one from last year was a lot worse because Jeter and ARod are obviously, but Joba and CC were just as bad. At least Grandy and Mo try to be engaging, not just reading from the prompter.

      • First time lawng time

        Yeah I remember you could see CC’s eyes move as he spoke.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So gentleman, I have a brain buster for you. My best friend’s girl friend of a year and a half wants to go out for drinks, just her and I. Normally I’d have no problem doing this because her and I are friends, but she had a dream about her and I about two weeks ago, and there has definitely been a tension between us since then. What should I do?

    • Needed Pitching

      Is she hot?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        If I’m being completely honest without trying she’s a 7/10, when she’s trying to impress she’s probably 8.5-9.

    • Havok9120

      Go out and try to relieve the tension. Won’t go away with you sitting around trying to figure it out.

      Besides which, human contact is fun.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        To be blunt when I say tension, it’s sexual tension lol. That, plus the inclusion of alcohol has never ended with out advances(at the very least) in my personal experience.

        • Havok9120

          Well, that’s your problem.

          An equally important issue is: can you decline without doing damage?

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          Are people who work in “tobaco” pipe stores allowed to use the word blunt?

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Ah. You’re right…to be DUTCH!!! DUTCH!! NOT BLUNT!!!

      • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Get yourself a hooker and some blow, leave her alone bro’s before ho’s

        • Chen Meng Wang

          You have just won the internets in my opinion.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Does she know about the dream? If not then the only one with tension is you.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        She had the dream, not me.

        • Havok9120

          See, THAT I did not know. That’s kinda important. lol

        • First time lawng time

          Honestly, dreams mean nothing. I’ve had dreams in my lifetime that…well IDK how to put it, but let’s just say they had no reflection of something I secretly desired or was thinking of (or trying not to think of to put it Freudingly)
          If it was a lucid dream, though, that’s a different story.

          • MannyGeee

            I had a dream once that you came back to us, and now here you are…. Soooooo, what does that mean????

        • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

          Ah, misread that. If the tension did turn into something you’ve gotta ask yourself if you really wanna get with someone who would screw around on your best friend who she has been dating for that long.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      What is this, a dating hotline? First the chick at the video game store last night, now this?

      Anyway, I wouldn’t do it. She’s your best friend’s girl, don’t get anything started unecesarily.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Since you said “best friend”, I would advise against. Not sure how old you are but girl friends come and go, best friends can last a lifetime.

      • RetroRob

        …unless you fuck their girlfriends. Then they don’t. So yeah, stay home.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        22, and me and this kid have known each other for about 12 years, and wound up being the only people left of our old group after awhile. He’s probably been my closest friend for about 3 years. I’m starting to think you guys think I shouldn’t go out with her.

        • Havok9120

          That seems to be the majority opinion, yes.

    • RetroRob

      How would your friend truly feel?

      What will you gain from this?

      If you’re feeling tension, the answer is obvious. No.

    • handtius

      bring some rubbers and chloroform.

    • First time lawng time

      Don’t do it. Bros before hoes.

    • CT Yankee

      Lyrics from “Jesse’s Girl” are running through my head.

      Doooooooon’t do it. Last think you need is to get involved with your buddy’s relationship.

    • MannyGeee

      As a married man, I say run for the hills. She is looking for trouble… Bros before hos…

      Counterpoint: as a man, i say bring a rubber & borrow moms minivan.

      • Needed Pitching

        ” as a man, i say bring a rubber & borrow moms minivan.”

        lmao

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Yeah, I actually laughed out lout at that, which is something I rarely do while reading anything other than cracked.com.

          • MannyGeee

            Glad I could help out boys….

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

      Bros before hos.

    • I’m sexy and I Cano it

      Go, but invite your best friend. If he’s unavailable, just say you have other plans. Whatever you do, don’t force laughter.

    • forensic

      Wow, have there really been more comments related to this than related to Granderson’s 3 homers? It must be pretty close. I don’t know what it means, but that’s pretty crazy.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Blame it on the booze, it got her going loose.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      She told you she had the dream. She invited you for drinks. Maybe she’s feeling ignored by your BFF, and is just using you to get him more interested. Maybe she just wants to fool around and then blow both of you off (and then your friendship could end too.) Sounds risky. Lots of other girls out there.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Thanks for your help guys :) I mean it’s resulting in me not drinking tonight, but hey. It’s probably for the best.

      • MannyGeee

        This game is pretty much done, and last call isn’t for like 4 hrs… Jus sayin

        • Chen Meng Wang

          And I’m actually leaving work now…but Nah, it’s not worth it.

          • Havok9120

            Well, I think his point was more, you can drink without going out with her.

            • MannyGeee

              Nah, I was living vicuriously through him

    • Slu

      My wife was one of my best friend’s girl friend. And he is still one of my best friend. Just saying…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Simple answer: If you have to ask commenters on a Yankees blog, don’t do it.

      • MannyGeee

        I take offense. Dick….

        So, anyone got any thoughts on 401k allocations?

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    great game by hughes today. if that nunez error never happened the line would have looked even better. now he can build on this for his net start

    • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      In the bullpen when andy returns.

      • Havok9120

        Probably, but that’s a ways away.

        And if he looks at all decent, Freddy will go before he does.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      did you mean to use your other screen name?

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        only this one sn racist

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Soriano making his best attempt to blow the lead. Bravo, Soriano, bravo.

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Hate this doughnut guy more than plouffe.

    • Havok9120

      Do we hate Plouffe? I thought we liked the name to much to hate him.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I was under the impression I brought such a hate for the name that he himself became hated.

        • Havok9120

          Hmm. I mean, by “liking” the name, I mean we like to make fun of it. But I thought that got the player brownie points. I could easily be wrong tho.

  • Greg

    K’s the side!

    Soriano’s numbers are very good so far except the walk rate

  • flamingo

    Soriano worked out of that. Niiiiice.

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah, but who cares…. CMW is having real problems with the best friends chick…

      • RetroRob

        His last name is Wang.

        Perhaps it’s his best friend who needs to be concerned.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Matt Cain is incredible.

    • Needed Pitching

      not bad for a solid #2

  • Professor Longnose

    Predictions for the Yankees’ record in the next 9 games?

    • Tom

      5-4 (2 wins against Boston and Detroit, 1 against Tex)

    • RetroRob

      6-3.

      Tough schedule, but some of our hitters are just coming alive. Teams will be punished.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Sweep Red Sox, get swept by Texas and 2 out of 3 in Detroit.

    • forensic

      3-6. I like to keep my expectations a little low.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      2/3 against Boston, 1/3 against Texas and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say a sweep against Detroit.

  • First time lawng time

    Soriano trying to be like Robertson.

  • Professor Longnose

    Tex beat the shift! Tex beat the shift!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      But no, no he didn’t…

      • Professor Longnose

        Do I need new glasses?

  • MannyGeee

    Span falling on the catch… What a try-hard…

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Ummmm, nice catch?

  • RetroRob

    So are the Yankees employing more shifts this year?

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah after Madden clumped them at the Trop, Girardi has been going all dead pull shift on guys who may not warrant it…

      • MannyGeee

        Chumped, not clumped

      • RetroRob

        I doubt it has anything to do with Maddon, at least this year. Employing shifts requires lots of data. I found it interesting because it says to me that Yankees are trying to use data even more on the defensive side. I like the idea, but it requires more than data. It requires the right type of defense and pitchers. I’ve seen at least three balls hit right to SS and Jeter is no where near. It’s not Jeter’s fault. They have him positioned somewhere near the North Star.

        It’ll be interesting to see how much this happens throughout the season, but I sense a developing story here.

  • Greg

    That Gardner play eerily reminds me of that Matsui play a few years back with less disastrous consequences

    • MannyGeee

      Goddam do I miss Matsui. The sketch wife, the porn addiction, the not knowing English after being here for a decade….

      Dude was awesome.

      • NoH

        Porn addiction? I have never heard that before.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I remember something about it…but it’s vague.

        • Rookie

          Porn COLLECTION, not porn addiction. It was apparently a memorable one, but that doesn’t mean he had an addiction.

          No need to start rumors here…

      • First time lawng time

        LOL

        The sketch wife, the porn addiction, the not knowing English after being here for a decade….

        Well, you are certainly on a roll tonight.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Apparently he got married to win a bet. That is hysterical.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Oh good. As if that last GIDP wasn’t agonizing enough.

    • Greg

      Yeah but you expect from Martin, not Cano

      • forensic

        How do you not expect it from Cano? He’s hit 16 or more DP’s every season, and 18 or more every season since his rookie year. In just 7 years, he’s moved to the top 11 in DP’s in Yankee history. It’s always a huge threat with him.

  • forensic

    Has Martin hit a single ball in the air yet this year?

    • MannyGeee

      He has been brutal… Like Nick Johnson brutal

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Again, I love guy. He has the dispositional make-up of a great Yankee, but, dear god, he’s an abomination at the plate. It’s never good when you expect an out from a player . . . Should’ve held onto Montero :) Now where did I put my time machine . . .

      • Don’tcha Know?

        “I love guy” – – – THE guy . . . But on a side note, I do love guy.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    No worries, this is exactly where D-Rob wants them.

  • flamingo

    I hate to say it, but I like the fact that our 7-8-9 guys are coming out in their usual spots. Feels pretty good.

    Aaaaaand just as I say that, DRob gives up a double. That feels familiar, too.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    You just know the twins will leave Yankee stadium and promptly loose 7 in a row

    • Greg

      No only 6 they play TB and Boston in 3 game series. Then they play the Royals. They beat the Royals

  • Greg

    Good throw by Nunez there

  • Professor Longnose

    NUNEZ MAKES THE PLAY!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

    • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      The electric throw

  • Electric Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Drobs fastball 93 come over like its 97 best setup guy in baseball.

  • MannyGeee

    Anyone else shit themselves a little bit when span hit that ball right to cano, but then you realized it was Nunez? My hand is still shaking a little bit.

    • NoH

      Me. I was like “Oh good Cano will make that play easy and we will be out of this inn….Oh Shit it’s Nunez!”

  • MannyGeee

    Ha. Player of the game choices huh?

  • Don’tcha Know?

    So this Twins bullpen . . . They’ve been doing their job, eh? I thought the Yankees crushed soft, middle of the road relievers?

    • Havok9120

      We generally do, we didn’t really this series. It happens.

      This is baseball, teams don’t usually crush one another outright. Can’t we take the 23 runs scored this series and be happy for a little while?

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Here we go history coming up

  • MannyGeee

    Curtis

    Curtis.

    Curtis.

  • Kevin G.

    Granderson you suck

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Hustle!

  • MannyGeee

    Really knocked the crap outtat that one.

    not a homer, but that waaaaaas gritty!

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    That should raise the ol batting average

  • Professor Longnose

    What was really cool–Granderson took the 3-1 pitch.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, looked like Grandy got around that slide actually.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So on my way home John and Suzyn where just capt’n foreshadow. “The always reassuring Mariano warming in the pen.”- creepy voiced Suzyn “Granderson’s last chance, barring extra innings.”-John.

  • CUYanks

    Can we get Cano in at 2b this inning?

    • Tom

      Was wondering the same thing.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    93?? I’m calling bullshit on the gun.

    • Tom

      Pitch f/x (at least I think that’s what MLB game day uses) had the 1st and 3rd pitch at 93 and the 2nd one at 92mph

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        When did this happen? I’ve seen 88-89 thus far. Is he drinking from the same fountain as Jeet?

        • RetroRob

          Who, Mo? I saw him hit 93 in spring training. He’s rested. Overall, he’ll be around 91 most of the year, especially as the season warms.

    • forensic

      Nah, he just needs 7 days off in between appearances from now on.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Suck it Mauer.

  • First time lawng time

    Weird, but I think Robertson secretly enjoys getting into jams and then getting out of them.

    Not saying he gives up hits on purpose, just that he’s cool with it because he knows he’ll get out of it.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    The shocker nice throw

    • forensic

      It was Cano.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Mo >>>

    • Chen Meng Wang

      the world.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Split

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    6 pitches. The Mo Of old

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nice game curtie
    Joe girardi

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Great probably loss tonight by the Yanks. I hope they probably lose like this the rest of the season.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    WWWMW over already?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’ll see you sometime in August.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Very encouraging to see a game in which the middle of the lineup, other than Robbie of course, did most of the heavy lifting. Some more of that, and getting some consistency out of the rotation, and things will be looking good.

    • RetroRob

      Tex is looking better the last few games. Grandy certainly, too. A-Rod and Cano will soon join the parade. They’ll be fine. Their competition won’t. They’re just warming up.

  • Dan

    That pitch to Mauer one of the nastiest cutters you will ever see

  • Nathan

    Mannn…everytime I see Joba/Hughes, I think “We could have had ________”.

    What’s the deal with Yankee prospects? Over-hyped or poor development?

    • forensic

      IMO, both.