Apr
21

Game 15: Back on Track

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Freddy Garcia owes Phil Hughes a steak dinner, because Phil’s crummy performance in the early going has drawn the attention away from Freddy’s equally crummy performance. The Chief has allowed nine runs in 10.1 IP across two starts so far, including five runs in 5.2 IP against a Twins team that has scored the third fewest runs in the league. Today he gets the Red Sox, a powerful offense despite the absence of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford. Ivan Nova set the tone yesterday, now it’s time for Sweaty Freddy to follow suit and give the Yankees a quality performance. Here’s the starting nine…

DH Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
CF Curtis Granderson
LF Andruw Jones
Russell Martin
SS Eduardo Nunez

RHP Freddy Garcia

This afternoon’s game starts at 4:05pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy.

Bullpen Alert: The forecast calls for lots of rain on Sunday, so there’s a a pretty good chance tomorrow’s game will be postponed. Don’t be surprised if Joe Girardi uses his bullpen a little more heavily today in anticipation of that impromptu day off. In other words, we could see both Mariano Rivera and David Robertson pitch for the third straight day this afternoon

Categories : Game Threads
  • Kevin G.

    I hate Saturday afternoon FOX games against the Red Sox. It feels like we never win those games. It’s probably wrong, but it’s still annoying.

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

      I feel like these weekend series against Boston always go…

      Friday: Yanks win in blowout
      Saturday on FOX: Sox win in blowout
      Sunday on ESPN: Close game that could go either way

      • C

        Is there a way to see the Yankees’ record in nationally televised games over the last couple years? It feels we always lose FOX/ESPN games, but I have no idea if that’s actually the case.

        • Ethan

          It really does seem like they do lose in those games!

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

          No idea.

      • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

        Nope. That’s just confirmation bias on your part.

        hehe.

      • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

        This is actually probably pretty darn accurate.

      • pete

        ** Sunday on ESPN: Close game that could go either way but no matter what makes you want to take a shower afterwards

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Glad to see The Experience is back in the field. I almost missed him yesterday when Jeter’s throws actually made it to first.

  • Dela G

    I can believe the red sox are about to trade for marlon Byrd

    • Zooboy

      Byrd and Valentine. This should be interesting.

      • Cy Pettitte

        don’t forget Byrd and Aceves

        • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

          Byrd and Bard.

        • Plank

          That sounds like a funky 70s downtown crime fighting duo.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunez error poll

    • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

      Third inning overthrow to first allows in two runs.

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

    Someone please tell me they just saw what happened in the Mets game.

    • jjyank

      I wish, but what happened?

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

        Basically Luis Castillo again.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          In April, though…

  • Kevin G.

    Since when did Luis Castillo resign with the Mets? And when did he play SS?

  • Ethan

    Tim Mccarver: Boston apparently has the lowest team ERA in the AL

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mentally preparing for the worst today, setting expectations low for Freddy in hopes of being pleasantly surprised.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I thought for a second this would be The Experience+Raul. I got scared lol.

  • Gonzo

    I was just told that there is no such grammar rule against split infinitives. Is this true?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      What are split infinitives? Can you give an example?

      • Gonzo

        “To boldly go” is a split infinitive. I was always told that you can never place an adverb in there. That it should always be “to go boldly.”

        • Chen Meng Wang

          According to wiki, while technically against the rules, it’s really not a big deal.

          • Gonzo

            Thanks, the person that told me this said no style book would ever say that. Formal education…

            • Professor Longnose

              The rule about split infinitives came to English rather late, and it was created by professional grammarians rather than codified because it was used by a lot of people It’s basically in imitation of Latin, in which infinitives are one words. But it’s not natural to English.

              • Gonzo

                Thank you, so there is no real rule on it then?

                • Professor Longnose

                  It depends on what you recognize as the appropriate authority–and who you’re trying to impress. But there is certainly a case for splitting infinitives and there are some professionals who accept them.

                  • Gonzo

                    Thank you again!

                  • JobaWockeeZ

                    So you’re an actual professor I take it.

                    • Professor Longnose

                      No, but a professional medical editor.

                • Plank

                  If you are writing an academic paper or a formal business proposal or something similar, you shouldn’t use them, even if they sound more natural. Everywhere else, only a-holes would care.

        • TomH

          You know the Churchill view of the split infinitive: “That is a foolishness up with which I will not put.”

        • First time lawng time

          Personally, I think the latter sounds better than the former.

          • Gonzo

            Tell that to any Trekkie. LOL

  • jjyank

    I’m not real familiar with Doubront. I know he’s nothing special, but where would he rank, say, in our AAA rotation? Is he better, worse, or the same as guys like Phelps, Mitchell, Warren, etc.?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Good question. Anyone?

      • Needed Pitching

        I’d say he’d rate between Brackman and Igawa last year :)

        • jjyank

          Heh, let’s hope so.

  • Gonzo

    “Every team you’re playing is an elite team.”

    • Greg

      “In my view, as good as the Yankees looked as a team in the first half of the game, that’s as bad as they have been now?

  • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

    John Kruk might be right, Jeter might hit .400.

  • Greg

    Bruce Bochy just lost a lot of kudos.

    He had Aubrey Huff playing second base in the ninth inning. AUBREY HUFF!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Hey, he’s my lefty DH in The Show, cause I have Montero catching against righties, he’s a beast lol.

  • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

    Is FOX under the assumption that Nova is starting this game?

  • leo

    arods beard really makes him look old

    • TomH

      ARod’s stats against lefties make him look old too.

  • Joe

    Mike is there any specific reason that Arod is so bad against lefties? Is this something that can be corrected?

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

      No idea and I doubt it at this point. I guess it’s better to suck against lefties than righties.

  • Greg

    And Ryan Sweeney just goes against everything McCarver just said and gets a double

  • jjyank

    Come on Freddy, just keep us in the game. Sweat MOAR!

  • Cy Pettitte

    most excited I think I’ve ever heard Buck.

    • Greg

      Game 6 last year was more exciting, especially since it was his team.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think this is his best call ever.

      “Eli Manning….stays on his feet. Airs it out…it is caught by Tyree…”

      Bets Super Bowl play of all time and that AGon double was more excitable apparently.

      • Gonzo

        He was more excited about the pressure on Eli than Tyree’s catch.

  • Greg

    Thought that was gone

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

    That ball should have landed halfway up the stands. Gonzalez’s power has just disappeared since his shoulder started barking.

    • Widget

      Good thing he took place in the Home Run derby last year. Was his shoulder barking before that or did it start right after?

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

        Had surgery during the 2010-2011 offseason and was complaining of fatigue and soreness last September.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    And it starts

  • Dela G

    can we get rid of freddy now? good god he sucks

  • Eirias

    I was downplaying the Yankees’ chances in my mind as some sort of pitiful reverse psychology but Garcia: under-promise, over-deliver only works if you over-deliver.

  • Dino Velvet

    Why does Baby Buck dislike the Yankees so much?

    • Greg

      Every play by play man hates the Yankees

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think it’s a New York thing.

  • Raza

    Freddy sucks.

  • jjyank

    Sigh. Hope the Yanks brought the bats today!

  • Greg

    Ortiz beats the shift more often then any player that I have seen. And not just against the Yankees

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phelpsitize me cap’n

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hate this guy pitching.

    He sucks.

    Garcia you suck.

  • First time lawng time

    God, I hate Freddy. Can’t wait til he’s gone.

  • Ari Gold

    Freddy is terriawful. So bad I had to use a fake word.

  • Tom

    I guess I should be glad Fox is showing M’s-White Sox in my area.

    Were the 2 doubles to left hit hard?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And this is why his original role was the long man. He’s league average at his absolute best.

  • jjyank

    Jeez, my heart stops for a second every time a ball is hit to Nunez. I really like this bat, especially for a utility guy, but I wish he could without me bracing for a ball in the seats.

    • jjyank

      Not to rip on him, he did make the play. Just saying that I grip the edge of my seat in situations like that.

  • Athenian

    Ever think that the Yankees cannot win when they are on Fox on Saturdays. Like the Sunday night ESPN hex.

    • Athenian

      Say that because two of those hits were sheer luck.

  • Ryan

    Can’t wait to see Phelps start against the Rangers next week. (Please Joe!)

    • TomH

      If that game’s in Texas, it’s hard to believe they’ll let Phelps start, not toss a young guy into that lion’s den.

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

      That is neither the time nor the place for him to make his first career start.

    • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

      Not in texas
      That ballpark has killed both hughes and joba. There is evil in there for young yankee pitchers.

    • Ryan

      Sorry… can’t wait to see Phelps make his first appearance in Texas in the second inning next week!

  • Ari Gold
    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      Douche vs douche.

    • Gonzo

      Say what you want about Jason Sudwhatever, but he bangs hot chicks.

  • Guest

    I really do not like listening to Buck/McCarver call these Yankee Sox games.

    • TomH

      I don’t think it’s an anti-Yankee attitude that bothers me about him. It’s that monotonous, colorless, drill-like voice. He should be announcing funerals.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Dont even waste a spot in the pen on this guy garcia dfa

  • jjyank

    At least we get RHB Tex for at bats.

  • Professor Longnose

    So should have kept Colon.

  • Guest

    That ball was a foot inside

  • Chen Meng Wang

    ..he’s not a soft tossing lefty. Why are we struggling so far?

    • Greg

      You obviously dont remember the year in which the Yankees couldn’t hit lefties who threw changeups

      • Athenian

        That is still Tex.

  • Sdjohn

    How do girardi and cashman sleep at night trotting Freddy Garcia out there every 5th day?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      To be fair sleeping through his meltdowns are the best way to get through them.

    • Greg

      They slept last year.

  • Athenian

    For all those disappointed with Garcia, two “ifs”: Pineda is not hurt and Hughes was effective as a starter there would be no Garcia.

    • Sdjohn

      Another IF for ya, IF those two geniuses could reliaze phelps gives us a better opportunity, Freddy could just be DFA’d already.

      • Greg

        Earn it first. Do more

      • Havok9120

        Dude, its three low-leverage appearances competing against a guy who did very well last year. His chance will come, but you can’t just yank starters out of the rotation for a couple of bad starts at the beginning of the season.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    This strike zone seems to be a little all over the place.

  • Chrisis

    If Grandy needs a day off, who do we put in center?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Swisher I guess.

    • jjyank

      I think we’ll call up Wise at some point in the near future.

    • http://www.twitter.com/WashngtonYankee Alex C.

      I thought Andruw..

  • jjyank

    “That great celebration here at Fenway Park”. I started laughing. The great celebration where Millar was standing on top of the dugout, wasted, shouting random things? Yeah…

  • Dino Velvet

    I can’t believe they gave McCarver the Ford Frick award.

  • First time lawng time

    This ump is awful.

    • Athenian

      Luckymformusntherenis no umpire accountability so he will suck all year and make lots of money.

      • jjyank

        Seems like I chose the wrong career path.

  • Buddy

    wow… great swing.

  • Eirias

    Christ, Doubront has been in the Red Sox system for EIGHT years? I get minor league development but that seems like an eternity to reach the majors.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I don’t think that’s “development” as much as “yeah, we don’t think you can cut it, you’re officially organizational depth.”

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

    The second and third time through the order should be fun.

    • Greg

      For whom?

      • Athenian

        The umpire. He will really make up shit.

    • jjyank

      I’ll cheers to that.

  • jjyank

    It’s Saturday, and I have to sweat through Freddy vs. Red Sox (pun intended). Good a time as any to start drinking.

    • Gone Phishin’

      Gonna go ahead and do the same thng

    • Havok9120

      I started two hours ago. Welcome to the party.

  • Guest

    Guys which broadcasting team is worse: Buck McCarver or the effervescent Miller Morgan

    • Greg

      I like Jon Miller calling games. And I dont know what people’s problem was with Joe Morgan. SO I would take Miller Morgan

      • Needed Pitching

        Morgan was a horrible announcer

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Buck is the worse play-by-play of the two. Morgan was the worse color guy. I’ll take the team with the better play-by-play guy.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    :( Freddy, why?

  • Needed Pitching

    BP

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And Freddy was mad he wasn’t guaranteed a spot.

  • Greg

    This might be game

    • Buddy

      are you the same greg that calls EVERY game in the 2nd inning?

      • Havok9120

        ……
        …..
        ….

        Maybe.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I laughed. Greg lit candles and played some Morrissey.

  • Leg-End

    Urgh Freddy.

  • Athenian

    This One is getting out of hand early.

  • Ryan

    This is really odd… I could’ve sworn we traded AJ Burnett…

  • radnom

    Easily bypassed MLB.tv’s national blackout so I could watch today’s game on my laptop outside. Anyone know if this will work for the playoffs as well, based on past years?

    • Ryan

      Proxy?

      • radnom

        Yes but a good one. Can’t tell for sure, but I’m confident mlb.tv is unable to identify it as a proxy. I’m supposedly typing this from the UK.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Is it a website translating site? But it’s impressive you can get videos to work from a proxy. Should work since what 10 people probably do that.

          • radnom

            Not sure what you mean by website translating site. I actually pay a very modest amount for access to a couple private proxy servers scattered around the world (for reasons entirely unrelated to mlb.tv). Speed is pretty good – I’m streaming now at the same quality I would on a direct connection.

        • Ryan

          I used to do it, haven’t had much luck lately.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Your mission Mr. Phelps-should Girardi decide to use you-is to keep this game close for us.

  • xyzyx

    Freddy Garcia is awesome at sucking.

  • Needed Pitching

    Phelps now please

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Phelps in now please. Let’s keep it a ballgame.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I know Freddy has sucked out of the gate. However, for anybody who wants to give Phelps a chance to start, I can almost guarantee Phelps would do no better.

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

      I’m skeptical of Phelps as a starter, but it’s hard to think he could be worse than Freddy right now.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I will gladly take that bet.

      • Havok9120

        As would I.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Make it three.

          See that, Phelps? Do well today.

    • Mykey

      Why’s that?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Lack of experience, average fastball, average breaking ball. All of the reasons his ceiling coming into this season were a 4-5 guy in the major leagues. 8IP out of the bullpen in garbage time do not convince me he’s going to be a great starting pitcher.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Or even a good one for that matter.

        • Needed Pitching

          a 4-5 guy would be a huge improvement over Garcia’s performance so far this year

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Probably, I’m just trying to temper expectations, people are expecting this kid to be some sort of savior after 8 innings in blow outs. That’s not fair for him, or anybody for that matter.

            • Needed Pitching

              agreed

          • Havok9120

            This.

            Normally I’m on board with newbies not being as good as an average, or even somewhat below average, MLB pitcher. That said, Garcia hasn’t BEEN somewhat below average, he’s been significantly worse.

        • Mykey

          You do not need to be convinced he will be a great starting pitcher in order to assume that he’ll do better than Freddy has. That was in no way what the argument was.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Ok, poor word choice, he would do better, because Freddy has been fucking terrible. But to expect him to be anything better than slightly below average is just unfair.

            • Mykey

              I don’t really have high expectations of Phelps at all. I would still be fine with him replacing Freddy however.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          If Ivan Nova’s supposed to have a ceiling of a 4-5 guy, I’ll take more 4-5 guys, please.

    • Sdjohn

      Done, how much?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Take out Freddy please.

    Last year was an aberration. He’s got no stuff and Phelps should replace him in the rotation till Pettitte or Pineada are ready.

    • Mykey

      Pineda’s dead.

      • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

        *lurks*

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Cesar, you’re more dead than Pineda gtfo.

          • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

            Even Stairs sees the irony of your screen name saying that.

            RIP Gimp Foot and Shoulder Wang

            • Chen Meng Wang

              I’m a zombie, as far as I know, I’m pitching again. You on the other hand…

  • Sdjohn

    20 throws to first, be quick out there phelps.

  • James A

    Freddy Garcia, hate to say it, but this flat out isn’t going to cut it. I’m very grateful for how good he was last year, but it’s a new year and a what have you done for me lately town and this is unacceptably bad so far. If the news on Pineda is bad, I could see the Yankees actually trying to make a trade for a starter (Brandon McCarthy?)

    • Monterowasdinero

      No trade. Phelps, DJ Mitchell first.

    • Havok9120

      There is NO need for a trade. Not with our minor league depth.

  • Monterowasdinero

    The Swisha cannon!

  • Greg

    Another by product of developing quality starting pitching

    And this game is over

    • Tarik

      Dude, it’s the second inning.

    • Buddy

      so you can leave now??? please?

    • Greg

      I shouldn’t say the game IS over because that was stupid. I apologize.

      But it doesn’t look good.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Hopelessly drift in the eyes of the ghost again down on my knees and my hands in the air again….

        (I realize no one gets this joke)

  • Phelps

    Cano is a great defender but he doesn’t know how to apply those tags

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If at first the breaking ball doesn’t work…keep doing it cause the fastball sucks too.

  • 28 this year

    Banish Freddy somewhere else. Holy crap, he has been less than useless this year.

  • Gone Phishin’

    Too early to say that we signed the wrong reclamation project with how Bart has pitched in the early going?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Considering Freddy’s SIERA was nearing the 4.50s no it’s not early to say that he’s bad.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Is that a joke? His ERA is almost 10.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Last year I meant.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      I’d say Cashman f’ed up that decision royally.

      • Greg

        I think he chose Freddy because Colon struggled at the end of the year and Freddy didn’t.

      • Greg

        And concerning Bart’s stats, he is pitching in a cavern of a ballpark in Oakland

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’d say neither guy would matter in the long run.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Maybe not but in the short run Freddy is killing us.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            He potentially lost the team three games. It’s not fun to watch, and I want him to go away as well, but it’s not “killing” anyone.

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

              Didn’t they win Freddy’s first start?

              • Robinson Tilapia

                This is why you run the site and I don’t.

  • Leg-End

    Well he got us 5 outs, WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!?!

    • Mykey

      Gotta go to our 2nd inning guy.

  • Mykey

    Hahaha that’s no way to keep your rotation spot, Freddy. Repeatedly punching Pineda in the shoulder while he sleeps on the other hand…

  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    It will be insane if Freddy is still in the rotation after this start. There are other options.

    • Mykey

      Like a pitching machine.

  • Athenian

    I realize that you don’t want to burn the pen, but what the fuck did Joe see that permitted Garcia to pitch the second? Because AGon and Ortiz didn’t go yard? Down 5-0 and NOW he is removed!

    • rek4gehrig

      Mind boggling

  • Dino Velvet

    Fire Cashman.

    Send him to chicago with his buddy Theo.

  • Karl Krawfid

    5 runs? Yankees got this.

  • Leg-End

    Rapada to the rotation!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hooray for Andy Pettitte’s change of heart.

  • Sdjohn

    Better chance of happening? Freddy making his next start in 5 days? Or a cake making it out intact after being locked in a room with Rosie O’Donnel?

  • Cy Pettitte

    @BloggingBombers
    Former Yankee alert: The Diamondbacks have recalled Jonathan Albaladejo. And no, I don’t miss spelling his name.

    good to see him get another shot in the big leagues

    • Monterowasdinero

      Nice guy-hope he sticks and does well.

  • CJ

    Freddy throws a great BP. Wrong to sign him. Wrong to not trade him before season. Impossible to trade him now. Can’t start him. Release him and waste $4m. Nice.

    • Greg

      Its the Yankees. They dont care about 4 million. Even if they are trying to lower their budget.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Sort of correct. I’d say they care about 4 million, but they’d eat it if they had to.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I left to get a snack how the hell is there 2 outs already?

    • rek4gehrig

      Dont leave to go get snacks. Yanks dont like that

    • Gone Phishin’

      When you leave to get snacks the Yankees record quick outs
      When the Yankees record quick out the produce quick innings
      When they produce quick innings they dont score runs

      Don’t leave to get snacks during Yankee games

  • xyzyx

    Time for Freddy to go join A.J. in Pittsburgh.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I hate you John Sterling.

    • Sdjohn

      Lemme guess led u to think it was out? Only 30 feet or so short, that dude sucks at calling a game with all his missed home run calls.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Off the bat it sounded like he was going to hit the Red Seat out in the bleachers, then all of a sudden it was caught by Ross before the triangle.

  • Clyde Barrow

    And that’s the last start Freddy Garcia will make as a Yankee. Phelps will take over for now. God forbid we had kept Colon who throws 38 straight strikes and can actually miss bats.

    • Greg

      Again remember the end of last year. Colon struggled mightily. That’s why he’s not here

    • Needed Pitching

      “and can actually miss bats”

      Garcia had a higher swinging strike % than Colon last year, and going into today’s start this year

      just saying

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Garcia looks like he should consider an analyst position at this point. I can’t remember a non-injury situation with a starter at the beginning of the season where I couldn’t even squint and reach for a positive.

    Drop Freddy, Phelps to rotation, Mitchell to bullpen, and Warren to the 40 man? Time to see what you’ve got.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Agree all the way around.

    • Needed Pitching

      no reason to add Warren to the 40-man until he gets promoted

      • Robinson Tilapia

        True.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees can’t even shift right.

  • Tony

    The Yankees really suck at shifting

    • Greg

      Not exactly. Ortiz beats the shift more often than any player I have ever seen. And not just against the Yankees

    • Athenian

      But they can bunt better than any other team

  • JobaWockeeZ

    At least we got the horrible LOOGY out of the game early.

  • Eirias

    What, exactly, was the point of using Rapada for 0.1+ innings

    • JobaWockeeZ

      To get a lefty out. He can’t even do that and he has a 1.000 OPS against righties and Phelps is ready.

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

      Phelps needed time to warm up, plus the lefties. No problem with the move.

    • Tom

      Girardi for some reason likes to use a “normal” reliever to finish the inning and bring in the long man the following inning.

      Not sure if this is a warmup time issue or just another weird idiosyncrasy of Girardi

      Not sure why he wouldn’t leave in Rapada to face Ortiz then bring in Phelps though. Why not see what Rapada can do in game situations againts tough lefties?

      • Tom

        Oops he did leave Rapada in… trying to follow on line as Fox s showing the glorious M’s White Sox matchup in may area.

  • Greg

    And again about Colon: Gigantic ball park in Oakland. AL West offenses, where only the Rangers are excelling

  • Chen Meng Wang

    He hit Youk. I approve :)

  • Athenian

    This is ugly! Not happening today.

    • TomH

      It’s Fenway, the Wild West of baseball, anything can still happen, especially if they get into the Sox bullpen.

      • Athenian

        Ya normally you would be correct. Not today. 7-0 and only two hits. Hope for a win tomorrow night.

      • Kevin Winters

        Crazy how it worked out.

  • Greg

    Who wanted David Phelps to start again?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      ?_?

    • Needed Pitching

      I still do
      Can’t be any worse than Freddy has been

      • Greg

        Still think that?

        • Needed Pitching

          yes

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Where are all the fallacy of the predetermined outcome arguments you use to defend Girardi?

          • Greg

            Huh? If he hadn’t given up the two runs, I still would have disagreed with him. That has nothing to do with fallacy. I now have more evidence to prove my point

            • Needed Pitching

              what is your point?
              Freddy very clearly sucks right now
              Phelps may or may not be better (it would be very difficult for him to be any worse)
              Since Freddy won’t be long for the rotation anyways, why not see what Phelps can do

              • Greg

                Hector Noesi. And he pitches in a big ballpark.

                • Needed Pitching

                  wtf are you talking about???
                  because Noesi has struggled so far, there is no chance that Phelps can outperform Garcia and his 9.75 ERA
                  Are you being serious or just straight trollin?

        • Havok9120

          Yes.

        • Needed Pitching

          not making judgements based on one inning
          entirely possible Phelps will fail, but may as well see what he’s got, he may actually have a future with the Yankees, Freddy does not

    • Robinson Tilapia

      His worst crimes so far have been a hit batsman and a single. Go take a Zoloft.

  • Widget

    There really is a lot of crap in that Red Sox lineup.

  • Athenian

    What the hell was that relay? Is this Williamport?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    As good as Grandy is, he has no arm.

  • Johnny Damon

    Yikes, what an awful throw.

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

    Oh look, David Phelps is giving up runs to a good lineup. I guess you can’t always face the Angels.

    • Greg

      That’s what I’m saying

      • Needed Pitching

        didn’t Freddy just get his ass kicked by the same team??
        Why is Freddy still a better option?
        because Phelps may not be good either??
        may as well find out

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      So you would run Freddy out for his next start and keep Phelps in the pen?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Second-ballot HOF as a Yankee now, Axisa?

    • radnom

      He still look pretty good. Not sure why the fact that some people are getting over-excited about it means you react by blaming his good performance on the opponent.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Really trying to figure out why I’m still watching this.

    • Athenian

      You hope the Yanks will chip away and make it interesting. But 90% unlikely.

  • Havok9120

    And this, my friends, is why Mr. Eppley is in the bullpen right now.

  • Mykey

    And just like last year, we’ll probably get Boston out of their slump. Whatever.

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

      Boston got swept immediately after beating the Yankees for their first wins of the season last year. They’ll wake up because their schedule is a cake walk for the next month.

      • Greg

        But you what the media will say…

      • Mykey

        Wow really? Shows how selective my memory is. Only joking anyway. Team’s too good to keep playing like they have.

  • mustang

    Wow I thought I was having a bad day when I spend 2 hours with my kid at a Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday party while the Sox and Yankees played. Garcia sucks again and Pineda setback btw the comments in that thread were right down ugly any other good news?
    I’m going to back to Chuck E. Cheese’s.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I remember when Chuck E Cheese was full of actual videogames which you could basically play for free for two hours. That was actually fun.

      Now? I pray I don’t get invited to many of them once my kid begins to actually make friends.

      • mustang

        Dude it was horrible from the food to the staff working there avoid it at all cost!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Is it true Garcia couldnt get a FB above 86 this afternoon?

    I just turned on the game. Doubront … seriously???

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

      Does he every throw harder than 86? I didn’t think that was unusual.

      • Reggie C.

        How does a guy who cant throw harder than 86 get $4 million guaranteed …

        • Greg

          Hey man, a 50 year old got 1.1 million guaranteed.

          His salary was 8 million in 2010!

          • Chen Meng Wang

            He’s still getting hitters out to some degree though.

            • Havok9120

              And Garcia wasn’t last season?

              • Chen Meng Wang

                I’m talking about here and now. I’m not saying Moyer could do it in the AL East, hell he probably couldn’t. I’m just saying so far Moyer has definitely been earning his money more than Freddy.

                • Havok9120

                  I thought we were talking about the merits of the contract? If that’s the case, using hindsight is a bit silly, no? Did he deserve the contract AT THE TIME?

            • Greg

              True, but that wasn’t the point. Reggie asked how could a guy who just throws 86 get 4 mil. guaranteed. If a near 50 year old can get 1 million, then the guy who Reggie refered to can get 4 million.

              I was just pointing out that its not absued as some people think

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Yankees are getting pounded, My gameboy died, and today has probably been the slowest day since I started at this tobacco shop. Can we just fast forward till ten o’clock tonight?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You could always ask your mom for another Gameboy.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Haha, my mom hasn’t bought me anything in about a decade.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Walked right into that one, dude. :)

          • Robinson Tilapia

            …and lord knows there’s not a whole lot else to talk about…

          • Chen Meng Wang

            I know, but shit video games are a great way to kill time. and yeah…there is zero to talk about.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I will say that Skylanders Cloud Patrol is the greatest IPhone game ever.

    • mustang

      I had 6-foot rat dancing at a Birthday party and people wonder why 3 kids started to cry and run away.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Now you know how Freddy Garcia feels.

        • mustang

          I’m just proud that my son stood his ground although he did have a concern look on his face.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            This is a great game thread for us to just say “screw it” and talk about the kids. Mine’s been napping for over an hour now.

            • mustang

              Mine doesn’t nap much anymore he just likes to put water into the living room lamps and try to shave his eyebrows off with my wife’s leg shaver. Lets just say he has been spending lots of time in his room in the last 24 hours.

              LOL

  • Widget

    They are not making King Felix Doubront work at all. Girardi should just pull all the starters now. I hate games like this especially against the Red Sox.

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

      He’s at 60 pitches already.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      YOU! CODY EPPERLY! GO PLAY RIGHTFIELD!

      • Chen Meng Wang

        That Robertson kid has a wicked throwing arm from shortstop.

    • Havok9120

      “Pull all the starters”? What is this, football? September? I mean, maybe the umps let Joe G catch the rest of the game for novelty’s sake. And maybe Eppley and Wade can field a little. Hell, Mo can play for Granderson. Ibanez in for Swish, but then we kinda run out of bodies.

    • Total Dominication

      You should totally be manager.

  • Athenian

    Tex you just kill me

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I think Mike already proved the switch hitting thing as the cause of slow starts to be wrong seeing as every other switch hitter doesn’t have epic fails in April like Tex.

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

      The guy just raked for a week and after one day and two at-bats people are already getting on him. Sheesh.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        A week doesn’t really change Teix’s terrible April stats in his career.

      • Athenian

        He is to inconsistent. Either feast or famine.

        • Athenian

          Problem is when he is not hitting he looks far worse than when he is hitting. Almost an auto out.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The plan is clearly to get Mark Melancon out from wherever he’s hiding and pound him into submission.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I thought they sent him down?

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Isn’t he in AAA?

      Better think of a plan B.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Well, we know where he’s hiding, then.

        /didntreadthepapertoday’d

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          The empire state Yankees can get him.

  • Dino Velvet

    Don’t worry, things will get better when Andy and Pineda return.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I don’t know if you heard the news, Pineda is for all intents and purposes gone for the foreseeable future.

    • Athenian

      Pineda will be out for the year. Odds say he has a rotator cuff tear.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Usually when they do an MR arthrogram, they’re looking for a labral or capsular tear which would be far worse than a rotator cuff tear.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        They already did an MRI that showed no structural damage, so I would say the odds are almost completely against his rotator cuff being torn.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The Athenian odds? Not touching those.

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

        What odds are those?

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Odds that this Greek gentleman came up with just now.

      • Dino Velvet

        you guys are tooo pessimistic.

        Cashman doesn’t make mistakes. He didn’t trade the best hitting prospect in 17 years for nothing.

        Watch, once again, Cash will be right.

      • Havok9120

        You’re just making that up. Or being as pessimistic as possible in order to be pleasantly surprised.

        • Athenian

          I hope I am wrong but I think Pineda came in with the injury and it got worse during spring. He will require surgery and be out for the year.

          • http://www.twitter.com/WashngtonYankee Alex C.

            Are you stupid? THEY DID HIM AN MRI BEFORE he arrived with the team, otherwise the trade wouldn’t go through.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Girardi throwing underhand to the trolls there with the mid-inning interview.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Girardi lying through his teeth to that fool Joe Buck

  • Eirias

    Girardi on replacing Garcia in the rotation: “We haven’t even talked about that.”
    Oh Joe, you liar.

    • Greg

      Is it true that Pineda is out for the year? Because people are starting to say that on here.

      Still would have done the trade despite that.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        It’s not been said he is out for the year, but he felt “weakness” in the back of his shoulder after one inning yesterday in ExtST, and has been shut down indefinitely. It’s the Hughes thing from last year all over again.

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

        People were picking out Robertson’s casket after he slipped down some steps. You’re surprised there are people saying Pineda’s done for the year?

        • Chen Meng Wang

          While I feel that some people are over reacting Mike, I think you are drastically under reacting. I don’t think we see him till around the All Star Break. That’s just my humble opinion, from the outside with no more (probably much less) information than you have.

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

            We’re not going to see him until the break, at least. Maybe sooner if they get lucky. The point is that everyone rushes to the extreme and assumes the worst.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              I mean, while that’s not “the worst case scenario,” it’s certainly not best case, and I think people should be concerned. Especially with the slow starts of Freddy and Phillip.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Maybe it’s too obvious of a decision that they don’t need to talk about it.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Phelps reminds me a lot of a poor mans Mike Mussina.

    • Gone Phishin’

      That’s funny you say that because I was about to post that from certain angles, Phelps looks like Moose to me

  • Greg

    Yankees medical staff should be let go after this season.

    Wang, Hughes, Joba, Kennedy, Aceves (and not seeing that he was alright) and now Pineda

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      That’s crazy talk. Every team is plagued by injuries to pitchers.

      • Greg

        Yes. But not that many in a short amount of time.

        I accept there are injuries, but not that many.

        Meanwhile, Texas is letting their young starters throw 120 pitches and I haven’t heard a peep about their injuries

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That just spanned about 5-6 years.

          Let’s also throw Steve Karsay in there for shits and giggles.

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

            Karsay was a) a health wreck before he signed with the Yankees, and b) Torre’d. He was doomed to get hurt.

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

          You listed five injuries over a five season span.

          • Greg

            5 MAJOR injuries over a 5 year span. I’m not sure but all of them (except Pineda’s cause we are still waiting) were season ending.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Didn’t Ian Kennedy have a friggin aneurysm? Aceves had a bad back, for god’s sake.

              • Greg

                Yeah, and Jon Lester had cancer

              • AndyisDandy

                Also Wang got hurt rounding a base in an inter league blowout by the yankees. Shame to see that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Pitching in general is a bitch to the team.

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

      I hate to break it to you, but every team deals with pitcher injuries.

      • Greg

        I know, but again that many major injuries in 5 years?
        I accept their are injuries but the amount is ridiculous.
        Especially when limited to young pitchers.

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

          You listed five. One pitching injury a year is actually a really good rate. I’d sign up for that in a heartbeat.

          • Greg

            But again, I;m not talking about any old injury. I’m talking about nmajor season ending injuries.

            And I’m just limiting it to the young pitchers.

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

              So am I. Are you familiar with young pitchers? They get hurt all the time. For no apparently reason too, they just get hurt. Young pitchers get hurt and they walk people, it’s what they do best.

              • Greg

                Tampa Bay? Texas?

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

                  Let’s see, Tampa destroyed Scott Kazmir and Davis/Niemann have been on the DL a combined five times over the last two years.

                  Tommy Hunter, Mason Tobin both got seriously hurt for Texas just last year. That doesn’t include Neftali Feliz’s DL trip and mysterious decline, particularly against RHB.

                  • Greg

                    Kazmir I’ll give you because that effectively ended his career.

                    It’s not the injuries themselves, mind you, its the number of them. That seems like too many.

                    Plus the Aceves thing doesnt give me much faith in them

                • Chen Meng Wang

                  Scott Kazmir says hi.

            • Manny’s BanWagon

              How did the medical staff do anything wrong with Wang, Kennedy and Hughes?

              • Greg

                The injury might be luck, but dealing with it afterwards is another story.

                • Manny’s BanWagon

                  Again, I’d like to see evidence that the medical staff handled any of those injuries improperly.

                  • Greg

                    Well the worst was the Aceves injury.

                    • TurdFerguson10

                      lol, moron

                    • Needed Pitching

                      the front office and/or medical staff clearly misjudged Aceves

                      That’s one mistake

                      for that, clearly “Yankees medical staff should be let go after this season.”

                    • Manny’s BanWagon

                      For all you know, Cashman might not have wanted Aceves around anymore after his motorbike accident.

      • Mykey

        No! Name one other team, I dare you. That’s right, you can’t. It’s just the Yankees.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      That’s just downright McNultyish.

      You’re better off as the goth, tortured soul character always claiming the team is doomed during…..the pre-game show.

      • Havok9120

        You’re not only correct here on both counts, I burst out laughed for a good ten seconds.

        Well played, sirrah.

  • Ryan

    What contest did Nate Spears win? Pinch hit for your favorite Red Sox?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    My dog died after seeing that shot of Bobby Valentine smiling.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Mine didn’t die, he just immediately had a bowel movement on the rug.

    • Reggie C.

      I too would be smiling by finally seeing a semi-talented lineup finally take advantage of that wall.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    How dare Jones smile with the Yankees down 7-0.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Fire him immediately.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        He has a negative grittiness factor.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          A -GF?! that’s simply unacceptable.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            By definition, no one from Curaçao can ever have a +GF.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              Can we make this a legit fake stat? somebody like Brett Gardner obviously has a +15GF and just make it up from there?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He should be cutting himself in the arm right there on the field.

  • Hall and Nokes

    They’re playing getaway day baseball on a Saturday.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Well, just checking in here. Looks like a good day for me to be dealing with the FOX blackout in Chicago. As you were.

  • Leg-End

    Oh wow look a clicker………..jesus.

  • Ryan

    Can we just refer to Tim McCarver as Grampa Simpson from here on out?

  • radnom

    Did hear right that the pitching coach’s name in that clicker story was “Dick Pole”??

  • Reggie C.

    So lets say Pineda’s shutdown is again attributed to simple soreness. Lets say Yanks are just being overcautious with their potentially prized starter and instead of giving Pineda regular throwing schedules, the shutdown is the way the FO has decided to go by it.

    When does Pineda come back?

    Its got to be by the End of May? I cant imagine Pineda not returning before then if the hurt is structural.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They’ve said the MRI came back negative the first time around. They’re sending him for a “dye-contrast MRI” I’m not a medical professional, so I have no idea what that means but one can assume that it’s a more exstensive test. So I guess we’ll have more info after that. This all via the Daily News 5th with Mark.

      • Havok9120

        Yup. Its for checking for smaller, or at least more subtle (see: much much worse), damage and apparently does better picking out specific kinds of damage.

  • mustang

    Wow this just a FUCK UP DAY!!!!!

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Jeez, that was crushed.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Pedroia looks like he should be in a homeless shelter somewhere.

  • Reggie C.

    I blame Garcia.

    He just re-activates opposing lineups. Brings ‘em back to life.

    Freddy the Reanimator Garcia.

  • Greg

    All I;m saying is that the number of major injuries to all of the Yankees young starter in a short amount of relative time is insane to me.

    Not the fact that they occurred but the number of them

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      How would you like to be a Cubs fan and lose 2 phenoms like Prior and Wood at the same time?

      • Greg

        We essentially lost three, maybe 4 if you include Wang

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Wang was the only one in my opinion that went above prospect status, Prior and Wood were both doing it in the Majors before being hurt. Hughes and Joba came nowhere near close to Prior or Wood’s level, even before getting hurt.

      • radnom


        How would you like to be a Cubs fan and lose 2 phenoms like Prior and Wood at the same time?

        Not sure thats the example you want to go with there, given that the general consensus is that a mis-managment of their workload at a very young age contributed to those injuries.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Phillip Umber is 7&2/3rds innings and perfect, I’m gonna listen, see if I can get some history.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Does it still count against a AAA team like Seattle?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      8 full innings.

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

    Yeah Teixeira hit a homer and has mashed for a week now, but what has he done for me since he rounded the bases?!?

    • Bunt Gardner

      But it was just stat padding.

      Garbage timed

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Not a damn thing, that bastard!

      He could have at least got me a drink from my fridge.

  • Widget

    Nice job Yanks of making Doubront look like an ace. I look forward to Peter Gammons telling us he’s a better bet going forward than Pineda or Strasburg.

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

    FOX better change over to the Seattle game. Stupid blackouts.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, Gordon Beckham has really underwhelmed…I remember when he was supposed to be the next big thing from the White Sox.

    • Tom

      The Chicago announcers were constantly comparing him to a young Derek Jeter when he started out well that first year.

      Sure Hawk and Stone are idiot homers, but even for them that was beyond absurd.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Sort of like Montero being compared to a young Miguel Cabrera? Or Hughes being a young Clemens? I’m so used to hometown guys pumping up their prospects like that, it doesn’t bother me anymore.

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

    Live feed of the Seattle game: http://www.mlb.com/video/play......756772-996

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Nice to,see Montero bust it down the line on that ground ball.

  • James A

    The Humber Games ™

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Full of Win.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Humber is an example why the Yankees shouldn’t give up on Hughes yet.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    God damnit Chicago Offense. I want Perfect Game, not situational hitting and scoring insurance run.

  • Greg

    Remember when people were crying about the Yankees losing to Phillip Humber last year? This guy’s good.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Rain out tomorrow? When was CC’s last good start at Fenway?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Padilla was brought in to hit someone.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Had to leave for awhile can someone summarize the game for me? 9-1 really?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Garcia got lit up over the first 2. Phelps came back to earth a little bit 3-5th, and our offense has done nothing.

      In other news, Umber is one out away from perfection in Seattle.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Umber’s two away, for anybody not watching.

    • radnom

      Switched over to that game. This is intense. One left.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        He’s one strike away.

        • radnom

          Holy shit, full count.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Shit doesn’t get more real.

          • radnom

            That was certainly dramatic…..I’d really like to see a replay of that swing from the 1B angle.

      • radnom

        Down to one strike!

  • Greg

    Two away

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Yeah Humber. Mets fans feel a little pain with yet another ex Met throwing no hitter while they still have none.

  • Greg

    HE DID IT

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Phil Umber just pitched the 20th perfect game in regular season history. 23rd all time.

    • Eirias

      21st.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I blame the Chicago broadcaster, he said 20th

      • Bo Knows

        22nd I’m counting the Gallaraga game…dumb call or not that was a perfect game

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Then you shouldn’t count this one, cause there is no way he went around.

  • Eirias

    He so did not swing at that, but good work Humber.

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

    There’s no way Ryan swung, but this is awesome.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Not a shot in hell. He definitely held up in time, who cares though.

      • radnom

        I’m I the only one who sorta cares? He shouldn’t have the perfect game. Its one thing to get a blown call early in the game – thats just the luck of the draw. But this call felt influenced by the moment, and yeah that sort of bugs me.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          It bugged me too but the White Sox got screwed by one perfect game so the ump evened it out.

        • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

          You shouldn’t watch baseball. It’s a sport full of terrible calls on a regular basis.

          • radnom

            Way to not respond to what I actually said and instead imply that I claimed to be bothered anytime an umpire blows a call.

      • forensic

        Who cares? It’s BS history now. That’s embarrassing.

  • forensic

    The ump looks like he just pulled a reverse Jim Joyce.

    • Grit for Brains

      I thought the same exact thing…that was ridiculous

  • Greg

    And yes, in that situation, the pitcher will get that call every time, except Milt Pappas

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If any team deserved a gift for a perfect game it’s the White Sox.

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

    Holy fuck Nick Swisher hit a grand slam. It’s 9-5

    • Betty Lizard

      (Sees a couple of frogs dropping from the sky. Laughs nervously. Considers sacrificing a fresh tofu.)

  • Hall and Nokes

    I thought he went around…..but I’d like to see that 1st base angle too.

  • Pat D

    Congrats to Humber!

  • Greg

    BY the way, a grand slam by Nick Swisher has the Yankees within 4

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Holey Shit, what’ happening over here? We’re making a comeback?!?!?!?!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Holy*

    • Needed Pitching

      Yankees start playing well as soon as Fox switches to the other game

      Coincidence???????

      • Kevin Winters

        I think not :D

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I still haven’t seen a grand slam live for this team in the past couple years.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Me neither :( I was working last season during the game we hit three in a single game.

      • Adam Parker

        Was at that time… to my everlasting shame we left just before the first slam was hit. My (at the time) 1.5 year old was not having fun and it was drizzling all day. Listened to the rest of that game on the radio… insanity.

        • Adam Parker

          Was at that *game*, not time. :P

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Hey Mke , should I drop Matt Latos or Justin Masterson and pick up Humber on my fantasy team?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No and no.

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

      No way.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      If you can some how retroactively put him on your roster yes.

  • Greg

    This might not help us today, but it might help us tomorrow, making Boston waste pitchers

    • radnom

      This could still help them today. Tying run on deck in the 7th in Fenway. Game is still in reach.

  • Greg

    That takes Garcia off the hook.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Again with the fallacy.

      • Greg

        No it actually does on that stat sheet

        • Needed Pitching

          does what??
          he’s still in line for the loss unless the Yanks at least tie the game

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah that’s what i thought.

    • Needed Pitching

      in what way??

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I feel bad for Ryan, but every single time, in the history of baseball..if you even think about going around and you’re the last out of a perfect game you’re going to be rung up.

  • Hall and Nokes

    lol at the montage of Mariners swinging at pitches 12 inches out of the strike zone.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Now that it’s back it’ll be a GIDP

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

      Yeah no kidding.

  • Professor Longnose

    Fox missed this turning into a game!

  • http://yesnet tendollaryankee

    Tell me again how swish aint good enough to be a yankee.

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

      It was a garbage time grand slam.

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

    OH MY god.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    HOLY SHIT

  • Professor Longnose

    Holy crap!!

  • Greg

    UNBELIEVABLE!

  • Kevin G.

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RO

    HOLLYYY FUNKCING SHITEET

  • radnom

    Nice.

  • Needed Pitching

    Tex!!!!!!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Humber very humble but a Text message is more exciting!!!!!!!

  • luisergi

    HOLY SHIT TEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXX!!!!!

  • Ari Gold

    Oh my lord. That just fucking happened. That just happened. Tex just hit a HR from the left side. Oh my god.

  • Cy Pettitte

    MT25 set to crush!

    omfg this is amazing

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So, that Swish guy only hits in garbage time. And Teixeira as a lefty? God Awful. amirite?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Holy shit Tex went the opposite way with power.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Something else that’s only happened 20 previous times in MLB history.

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

    Forget the score. Tex just hit an opposite field homer as a lefty.

    • Tom

      I laughed.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I guess he read your analysis of him Mike.

  • Chet K

    TEX!!!!!! TEX!!!!! TEX!!!!

  • forensic

    Holy shit!!!

  • Mike Nitabach

    Had to stop by to say WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Tex goes opposite field after a week of Axisa analysis.

    YCPB!!

  • Tom Q

    OK, I knew Boston’s bullpen sucked.

    I didn’t quite know it SUUUUUUUU-CCCCCC-KKKKK-ED!

  • Professor Longnose

    If the Yankees come back and win this by less than 4 runs, does it count as a win on Fox since they didn’t show the grand slam?

  • Greg

    If they pull this off, Bobby Valentine’s not getting out of the park alive.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If the Yankees win, the only thing that could make it better is if Bobby V collapses in the dugout clutching his chest.

  • DM

    Who pitches for the Yanks if there still down 1 run?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So with Bard in the rotation, Bailey on the DL and Papsmear in Philly who exactly should I be scared of in the Boston bullpen?

  • Professor Longnose

    Steal, Curtis!

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    See i am good luck

  • Ryan

    The comments over at Overthemonster could revive a dead Yankee fan.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      They’re worse ledge jumpers than we are.

      • Havok9120

        Waaaaaaaaaaaay worse. I can’t wait to go read them later tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DO IT ANDRUW!

    please

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    The Red Sox bullpen sucks despite the fact everyone throws like 95.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      You can throw it 101, if it doesn’t have movement, or if you have no secondary pitch, major league hitters are going to sit on a zone and wait.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Grandy was out.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ooh, I think he was out there.

    Tough shit.

  • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

    Grandyman was out.
    Fucking umps always screw over the Yanks!!!

  • Needed Pitching

    did McCarver really just call Andruw Jones Alex Rodriguez??

    • Ryan

      Yes. I for one applaud Fox for employing a stroke victim.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Lol

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      I don’t even think it’s the first time today.

  • mustang

    So went to pick up my daughter from dance what’s been going on?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Philip Umber pitched a “perfect game”
      Swish hit a grandslam
      Tex hit a three run oppo-bomb from the left side.

      • mustang

        I have a car radio I was kidding Susan and John were keeping me updated in their special way. I had to wait about 5 minutes to make sure Tex’s HR was actually a HR because God knows my steering wheel can’t take another beating. Plus my kids were in the car I couldn’t express my love for John’s HR calls or the lack of.

        Thank you

    • mustang

      LOL

  • luisergi

    The GRandyman was out, but who cares…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Aceves warming up, I hope his shitty FIP catches up with him now.

  • Pasqua

    Andru Jones just got summoned to Kangaroo Court!

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

    I hope they bat around again and Andruw Jones makes all three outs of the inning.

  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    This game is basically the opposite of a perfect game!

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      Especially with Rafael ‘The Human Frown’ Soriano in the game.

  • luisergi

    Odds Soriano gives up at least a run here…

    • luisergi

      Against the bottom of the order.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Soriano is a bigger waste than Freddy Garcia.

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

    Rafael Soriano never lets the Yankees have anything nice.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Everytime he does something negatively Cashman looks at Levine and says, see. that’s why I don’t trust you with the checkbook.

  • Clyde Barrow

    The comeback was over as soon as Joe sent Soriano in there. That guy just doesn’t have it. Promote Wade.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      I’d take Wade Phillips over Soriano.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        I’d take Wilson Phillips over Soriano, even the fat one.

    • Needed Pitching

      MFIKY

  • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

    It’s a miracle! Nunez caught and threw a ball!

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      I half expected that throw to land in the first row.

  • mustang

    NICE!!!!!

  • Greg

    Well…

  • luisergi

    Thank you Soriano, you now can go to Levine’s office, he wants to give you 4 years and 60M…

    • mustang

      LMAO!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Good job working around the leadoff double at least

  • Professor Longnose

    Soriano got the job done. Right now, that’s all that’s important.

  • mike_h

    come on guys offense!!!!!!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    MFIKY!!

    • Professor Longnose

      For a millisecond there I thought you said, “MELKY!!”

  • Ari Gold

    Soriano could be good guys. The guy is competing for another shot at getting overpaid as a closer or becoming Mo’s successor. Who knows but I’m not going to badmouth him just yet. He hasn’t really killed us this season. He’s got 1 meltdown.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nunez making nice, controlled throws from short. He has a great arm when accurate.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Do John and Suzyn ever go against an umpire on a call that doesn’t hurt the Yankees?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nunez will get picked off.

    • Karl Krawfid

      N/M

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The Experience should be running.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’m starting to think Nunez’s bat may not just be an aberration. Too bad he can’t field.

    • Havok9120

      But you have to admit, that bat (if its anywhere near this good) means its worth making absolutely SURE he can’t field.

  • Needed Pitching

    odds of a TOOTBLAN coming up now?

  • Ari Gold

    Nunez still has a better UZR than Jeter doesn’t he? He’s got a good bat and could be Cano-lite.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not at all. His errors at the very least negates whatever range advantage he brings.

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

    Jeter’s going to bunt, I can feel it in me bones.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I really hope he doesn’t :(

    • Gone Phishin’

      Thankfully that feeling is wrong

  • Greg

    He’s going to Aceves now

  • Professor Longnose

    Aceves, huh? Let’s do it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    who else is in that Sox bullpen besides Aceves now?

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

      Thomas, Atchison, Tazawa. This is all Aceves now.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nunez to steal? Get picked off? Get thrown out stealing? Jeter bunt? Hit and run? Whaddya think?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I think he should steal, he’ll get in safely, and then Jeter can decide if he’s not going to get a good pitch to hit, bunt him to third where hopefully Granderson can make some contact and tie this shit up.

      • V

        Granderson is not Swisher ;-)

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    I give Aceves a 60% chance of blowing this save.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Jeter needs to work a 2-0 count and then bunt. If we do get the tie it’s a good thing Joe didn’t use Robertson and Mariano yesterday in a 4 run game.

    • Anon

      yup Drob unavailable today….freakin re-tardi…

  • Monterowasdinero

    I am worried about Nunez getting picked off. Mick Kelleher-it is on you!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Let him steal before the bunt please…

  • luisergi

    Anyone noticed how nobody was looking at Valentine, heck, A. Gonzales turned his back and didn’t even move to make room, or show a path, when he aproached. Amazing, 2 weeks into the season and he already broke the clubhouse.

  • Widget

    Who pitches the ninth for the Sawx? Is Valentine gonna try to get 6 outs with Aceves?

    • Greg

      Yes

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    How bout a little Bucky Dent from Jeter.

  • mustang

    He is not BUNT !!!!!

    • mustang

      BUNTING

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Jesus, I just set the spray chart on gameday to show all balls hit in play this game…it looks like a cluster fuck of blue and red bubbles.

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

    Maybe Aceves will tire himself out throwing to first.

  • Professor Longnose

    A walk to Jeter would be excellent.

  • Sdjohn

    Now u hit n run.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Aceves getting squeezed. phelps did too.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    95 for Aceves? Gun is juiced.

    • V

      Looks legit. He’s added velocity this year.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Are you sure it’s the gun? If their broadcasters are going to make unfounded accusations about our players, let’s do the same lol.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No GameDay says the same. Maybe it’s because of extra rest but apparently it’s been going on all year,

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I meant about what’s juiced lol.

    • Anon

      maybe he is juiced ;)

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Since when does Aceves throw 96?

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

      Since his back got healthy, I guess.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Aceves throws 95 MPH? I don’t remember that.

    • CP

      He started right after getting some vitamins from Ortiz…

  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    Sorry to post something non-Yankees related but this is too good:

    https://p.twimg.com/ArChDuDCQAAzr1R.jpg

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Dude, we stopped talking about this game for a while to talk about that game.

  • mustang

    Nice AB

  • Clyde Barrow

    Joe just can’t help himself. He will instruct Swisher to bunt after he just hit a grand slam.

    • Greg

      No he’s not it looks like

  • Cy Pettitte

    great AB Jetes

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

      Yeah, that was fantastic.

  • Professor Longnose

    The Swishman.

  • Professor Longnose

    A walk to Swisher here would be beyond excellent.

  • Anon

    damn missed a meatball

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I hear a lets go Yankees chant out there :) I love how Yankee fans travel.

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

    Meanwhile, A.J. Burnett just walked the first batter he faced as a Pirate on four pitches.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    GARBAGE TIME :D

    • Chen Meng Wang

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Clyde Barrow

    THEY’VE TAKEN THE LEAD! SWISH!!!!!!!

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

    Garbage fucking time!!!!

    • luisergi

      This!!!

  • luisergi

    GArbage Time!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish! oh my fucking god we are wining

  • Greg

    YES! YES!

  • Sdjohn

    Yessssssss

  • Professor Longnose

    YAAAAAAAHFKFOPIJYYGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Havok9120

    GARBAGE FREAKING TIME

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Holy Shit!

  • Ari Gold

    Yea let’s trade Swisher’s dead beat ass

    #sarcasm

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Swish!!!

  • Needed Pitching

    Hell YES!!!!!!

    On a related note, the Red Sox bullpen is AWESOME.

  • mustang

    YEESSSS!!!

    THIER FAILURE IS NOW COMPLETE !!!

  • Anon

    WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK GOD HE DIDNT BUNT!!!!

  • pete

    lolskies

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    I just pooped my pants. Holy Swishalicious.

  • mike_h

    Sawx pen = LOL

  • ArchStanton

    Why would you walk someone here? ?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The only problem I have with this game is I’m not DVRing it, and it’s on Fox so there’s no Encore tonight.

  • Kevin G.

    So who pitches the 8th?

    • Cy Pettitte

      maybe they tack some more on and they can let Wade and Logan finish it

  • JobaWockeeZ

    McCarver >>> Valentine.

  • Preston

    The Nick Swisher Garbage Time meme is dead.

  • Clyde Barrow

    We’ll take the baserunner, thank you Bobby V. Let’s get another one in. We don’t have Robertson thanks to Joe.

    • Havok9120

      You’re rrrrreeeeeealllly determined to bring some negative into this game aren’t you? You’ve been picking through nits trying to find one.

  • Ari Gold

    Boston’s bullpen totally doesn’t need Bard.

    And on top of that Bobby V is about to look a bit smarter or even dumber.

  • Sdjohn

    You can almost hear the hurt in mccarver and bucks voices

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Swishalishous

  • Professor Longnose

    Man, if this game was on YES it would be on Yankee Classics 20 times this year.

    • forensic

      They can still get fox games, they just use the radio audio over it.

  • radnom

    Thanks for walking Cano with no one out Bobby V. Seriously.

  • Tom

    Valentine apparently borrowed Girardi’s binder on IBB.

    Regardless of what ARod does that seems like a dumb move.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Damn. Swisher’s got RBI fever this April.

  • mustang

    Come on A-Rod make them pay!!

  • Greg

    The plan is to go to Logan because 3 of next 4 batters are lefties. If he gets in trouble, go to Mo

  • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

    Glad to see Teix and Swish on fire.

  • radnom

    Yes. Please let Tazawa make an appearance in this game.

  • Gone Phishin’

    Are those “Yankee suck” chants?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Suzyn with the line of the year “Nobody’s going to get up (in the pen) until there’s an out Mariano has taught them all to warm up in 7 pitches.” I don’t know why but I found it hysterical.

  • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

    Valentine’s face always reminds me of a clown face.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      He looks a little like the Joker from Batman.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    There was a game Yanks Vs Sux back in the late 80’s where Yanks fell behind by I think by 11 (IIRC) Vs Clemens in his prime and they came back and won.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yeah, but all that scoring happened early. They put the 9-spot up in the first and, by the second, we’d scored 11. This may be sweeter.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Oh yes !

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Sox also tied that game up before we won it in extras. This is WAY better.

  • TampaYankee

    Joe Buck sounds so pissed the Yankees game back. It sounds like he is gritting his teeth describing what has happened. I love it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Yes, I did miss the entire comeback while taking my kid for a walk.

    Best comeback since the 11-spot on Clemens in ’87 or so?

    LET’S DO THIS.

    • TampaYankee

      I missed it too. I was watching the Devils game, figured this was over. Wow.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this.is.amazing.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    STERLING!!(Imagine me yelling this much like the Professor from Futurama shouting Wurntsrom!!)

  • mike_h

    cant wait to see what the win probability chart after the game will look like

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


      Source: FanGraphs

      • Chen Meng Wang

        It’s like a cliff face. It’s beautiful.

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

      This is just perfect.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        “You ever seen one do that before.”
        -Chief Brody (Jaws)

  • Clyde Barrow

    LOL, will Valentine intentionally walk Teixera with no outs? What an idiot!

  • mustang

    This whole inning is just full of GOOD fucking AB’s

  • Cy Pettitte

    MT25!

  • Greg

    TWO MORE!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well I’m taking everything bad I’ve said about Tex.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING RIGHT NOW :D

  • mustang

    Tear of happiness running down my face.

  • David N

    LOLpen.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Holy shit. I wasn’t watching most of this game but holy shit.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    this is the most amazing game

  • Cy Pettitte

    keep on handing out the IBBs lmfao.

  • Clyde Barrow

    LOL! Bobby V putting another free runner on base! Jesus.

  • luisergi

    Axisa, you obviously fixed Tex… Do it with Martin now!

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Yes. Agreed. Make Martin a .330 hitter with 30 HR power. Do it. DO IT!

    • luisergi

      It was not Axisa, is the Sawx Bullpen…

  • Ari Gold

    Dat Bobby V.

    Seriously going to intentionally walk the bases loaded with no out….

  • Widget

    Jones, the ball wants to land on Landsdowne Street. Make it happen.

  • Sdjohn

    Wow. I remember watching that 87 game down 9-0. Winfield smoked a liner over the centerfield wall if memory serves me correct.

  • Professor Longnose

    I hope someone uploads this. I want to watch it again.

  • Hall and Nokes

    And meanwhile, A.J. loaded the bases and got out of it. I really am rooting for the guy.

  • mustang

    Anyone want Aceves back now?

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

      The embedded Yankee served them well again.

  • rek4gehrig

    Booby V’s hair will turn black soon

  • Professor Longnose

    Nick is elated. Cool.

  • BK2ATL

    This is great!!! Love this comeback and even more so at Fenway!!! Tex and Swisher have joined the party. Phelps needs to stick around at the MLB level. Nunez is a great piece to have on the team. Good times, guys!!!

    • RkyMtnYank

      Phelps doesn’t get much love here at RAB but I hope he moves into the rotation soon.

  • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    I stopped watching after the fourth inning. I watched a Daily Show, had dinner, came back online and checked the scores on Fangraphs, just to see how bad it was.
    Then I started crying.
    Are you not entertained??!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Where the heck have you been?

    • rek4gehrig

      Did exactly the same thing. Daily Show and then came back. I smiled

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck you Valentine.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    I’m gonna enjoy reading OTM tonight.

    • your mom

      this.

      • Professor Longnose

        I read a bit. It’s not even funny anymore, they’re so pissed.

  • Hall and Nokes

    OMG at the teenage girl that just got in Bobby V’s face.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn Ibanez crushed that. oh well.

  • mustang

    Wow

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russ Mart! he’s fixed!

  • mustang

    This is just nuuuts!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    This is insane :D

  • Greg

    YOU GET A RUN! YOU GET A RUN! YOU GET A RUN!

  • Professor Longnose

    In other circumstances, that DP would have bugged me. Now I think it’s just kind of cute.

    • Tom Q

      You almost feel like the Yankees spotted the Sox that, so they could prove they could pummel them in spite of it.

    • luisergi

      LMAO! :)

  • Anon

    yes russs!!!

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

    Pour it on, baby. I want Bobby V. to come out and make another pitching change.

    • Anon

      got your wish

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hooray offense!

  • rek4gehrig

    Martin is fixed

  • Clyde Barrow

    LOL! Martin crushing the ball now. Stupid Valentine.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    If Russell continues to hit, that lineup is going to be unreal.

  • David N

    Just when I think this can’t get any better, hello Russell Martin.

    This is turning into a very good day.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie! so fucking epic. I can’t believe this.

  • RO

    You do all realize that every paper on the East Coast will feature this as their headline tomorrow morning.

    “Perfection followed by Imperfection!”

  • mustang

    Wow Bobby V is going to get killed out there.

    LOL

  • ArchStanton

    Any chance they bring back Francona? This reminds me of when the Lakers let Phil Jackson go only to come crawling back to him.

    • Professor Longnose

      Or Jay Leno. That kind of thing.

  • TampaYankee

    Is Fox spazzing out every few minutes for anyone else? Or is it my shitty Brighthouse. This is getting really annoying, it keeps stuttering picture and sound and I keep missing things.

  • J

    Gotta feel a little bad for Bobby

    I’m absolutely amazed the fans are hanging around. Actually, maybe they are sticking around to give it to Bobby et al

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Feel bad my ass. They should storm the field and lynch that SOB.

    • David

      No you don’t.

  • Professor Longnose

    I bet Bobby Valentine REALLY hates the Yankees now.

  • mustang

    Mabye Bobby V shouldn’t of pulled the starter after a nothing HR?

    Just maybe

  • Sdjohn

    Going from getting drunk to drown sorrows to getting drunk in celebration mode is in f’n credible.

  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    I feel real bad for Ibanez. That was so unlucky, if that hadn’t happened this game might be 20-9 by the end of the inning. But maybe it will be anyway!

  • mike_h

    Tito is watchin this with a bucket of chicken and beer and loving every minute of it

    • Havok9120

      He’s got the game tomorrow. Its gonna be fantastic.

  • RkyMtnYank

    So what are the odds that Bobby V. is fired and actually replaced by Tito?

    • Gone Phishin’

      That would require both sides to agree and there is no way Tito would accept anything from this organization after the way he was dismissed

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Yeah, he’s said multiple times how hurt he felt after that whole ordeal. He said the only reason he came to the ceremony yesterday was to thank the fans for their support, and that he probably wasn’t even going to stay for the game.

        • RkyMtnYank

          I understand, but if the fans keep the pressure on about it, can they actually change his mind despite ownership?

          • RkyMtnYank

            … well, not despite ownership, but if ownership actually wants him back and pays him very handsomely, could his mind be changed?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL AVILES.

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

    This just keeps getting better.

  • Peter Gammons

    “If you ask scouts who will be better for the next six years between Sabathia and Tazwa, all scouts pick Tazwa”

    #Someofthecrazythingsgammonshassaid

    • Kevin Winters

      I hope that’s just you joking around.

  • Anon

    AHHAHAHAHHA YEESSSS

  • Greg

    HA! HA!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Look. Even Greg is happy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ahahahahha oh my god too perfect

  • Professor Longnose

    Oh, this is just sad.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    EL OH FUCKING EL

  • mustang

    LMAO !!!!!!

    God is having a real good time.

    • luisergi

      LOL
      Me too!

  • mike_h

    yup that Scutaro trade was worth it

  • Clyde Barrow

    LOL! It’s a comedy of errors. This Red Sox team is one of the worst in years. Francona got out just at the right time.

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

    18 of the last 21 Yankees have reached base.

  • David N

    Thanks, Aviles.

  • mike_h

    Sawx getting a real buttfucking now

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    And they gave Jeter the hit too

  • Tom Q

    So, even the three outs in the inning came on well-struck balls.

  • hogsmog

    I left in the fifth inning, haunted by the image of a grinning Bobby Valentine. I come back now; this is glorious.

  • Rey22

    Over the Monster is going to be so hilarious tonight.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Their server will probably commit suicide.

  • pistol pete

    We have an overunder pool at work on Valentine’s firing for July 1st. I took the under, looking pretty good right now.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    On a slight side note . . . It seemed that Felix pitched well, did he not? I may be the only one, but I don’t exactly buy that Bard and especially Doubrant (sp?) will be all that bad.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      You’re not allowed to be objective here.

    • Havok9120

      Too early to tell, just like it is for everyone. I must say, Bard looked very good last start for the first 85 pitches. I think he’ll work out.

      Doubrant….eh. Yeah, he looked good against us, and thats nice, but I have no faith there yet. We’ll see.

  • mustang

    God I wish I were in Boston. I probably would have had 8 fights by now, but it would worth it.

  • aRX

    Figures after all the Saturdays I’ve set aside just to end up watching them lose, they pull this off the one week when I have a prior engagement that I can’t get out of. And I missed a perfect game, too…*sigh* Oh well, at least I got home in time to see them take the lead :/ Guess this game has been kinda crazy, huh?

    • Havok9120

      A bit. I watched the whole thing except where Fox cut out. Loving it.

  • Total Dominication

    This is amazing. And it’s CC v Bard tomorrow.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      Don’t get too excited. CC’s been bad so far. He’s been bad since last year.

  • luisergi

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that was obviously BV’s fault AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Screw the sawx!!!

    In all seriousness, i really really think that Aviles is the Worst SS in the league, i have no statistical proof or anything, it just feels that way.

    • Total Dominication

      There is a man. He has a name. And his name, is Yuneski Betencourt.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I thought Betencourt was considered an above average defensive shortstop, then again I stopped caring about him since he left the Mariners or got traded or whatever.

        • Professor Longnose

          Not by the numbers. He was one of those guys who made great plays but had no range.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Kind of like Nunez? Makes the flashy play, but not the routine ones?

          • JAG

            I recall a post by a Royals blogger after Betancourt got traded to the Royals. The blogger called him historically bad. He said children would one day sing campfire songs about how bad a shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt was.

        • Total Dominication

          Oh, I meant overall. I just know he’s below average on D and horrrrrrrrible on offense. He’s considered the worst player in baseball by many.

        • luisergi

          I know he is bad, and Joe Posnanski (or something) keeps making fun of him, but this Aviles is right there with him (as the worst SS)

  • Karl Krawfid

    I think I called this comeback kinda.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    You wanna talk about a LOLpen…

    • jjyank

      Ha yeah. I loved how Bobby V got booed every time he made a pitching change.

      • aRX

        Which, while I feel no sympathy for him, what can he do? That pen is like playing Russian roulette with a bullet in any chamber.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pedroia can’t even hit a LOOGY.

  • Tom

    Mike… if the score holds, for the wrap up you should just post the win expectancy chart for the summary and say “That is all you need to know”

    • mike_h

      yup, self explanatory

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

      I honestly can’t do this game justice. Friday and Saturday nights are usually my nights to take it easy and just bullet point the recap, but I’m probably going to do something like you suggested.

  • jjyank

    Amazing comeback. Even more amazing that the comeback was big enough to (potentially) spare the high end bullpen arms. Just awesome. Really, that’s the only word for it: awesome.

  • V

    The Yankees I have on my fantasy team: 1/8 (Granderson and ARod).

    • jjyank

      Ha! I also have A-Rod, but I also have Swisher, so it’s all good tonight!

    • aRX

      Lol been there…nothing worse than looking at the boxscore and seeing banner days for every journeyman, backup and scrub, all except your guys.

    • V

      I’ve also been in trade talks to acquire Teixeira. I have a feeling he’ll become unavailable now.

  • jjyank

    I’d like to propose the end of the garbage time meme. Can the Swisher haters just back off now?

    • Professor Longnose

      Toss the garbage meme in the garbage?

      • aRX

        What exactly is the garbage time meme, btw? I looked up and saw 3 pages worth, but I always seem to catch these RAB memes after the fact.

        • jjyank

          There is a vocal faction here on RAB who seems to believe that Swisher can only get hits during “garbage time” situations. Meaning, he stat pads in blowout games.

          Which is complete bullshit, as we have witnessed here today.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            A whole lot of memes, hopefully, died tonight.

        • JMK

          It’s not a “meme”, per se, but rather some ridiculous notion that Swisher only hits when it’s inconsequential, usually late in the game. It’s also wedded to “Nick is a choker” in the playoffs and close games.

          See “what people used to say about A-Rod” for similar statements.

      • jjyank

        Heh, yes, that is indeed what I am proposing.

  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    The best thing would be for Swisher to come in and pitch a perfect ninth inning!

  • David N

    Yankees bullpen > Sox bullpen.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yankees>Sox there I fixed that for you.

  • mustang

    The looks on the Red Sox fans in the background

    PRICELESSSSS!!!!

    • jjyank

      Indeed. I love every second of it.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      They’re so drunk, they don’t even know what’s happening.

      • jjyank

        Plus, their heads are buried in chicken wings.

  • JDub

    Aviles had a -6.1 UZR in just 91 games last year and -4.3 in 110 games in 2010 so while he may not be THE worst defensive shortstop in the league, he’s certainly in the conversation.

    • JMK

      He may be bad with the glove but those are really small sample sizes you’re citing.

  • Dino Velvet

    ahahahaaahahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhahah

    Fox is openly discussing if Valentine will resign — during a live game.

    oh, man.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      It was kind of funny last night when Cone said something like:
      “Well, the one thing Girardi has done right during his tenure is bullpen management.”

      Kind of uncomfortable.

  • Tut

    I’m enjoying Swisher’s walk year.will he be a “type A” free agent?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      CBA made it irrelevant I think.

      • jjyank

        I thought there are still Type A’s, they just eliminated Type B’s and made A’s more exclusive. I could be wrong though.

      • Tom

        They can offer him a 1 year qualifying contract under the new rules (last year I think it would have been ~12.5mil) and if he walks the team gets a pick (not sure if it is both a first rounder and a sandwich pick or just a sandwich pick).

        The new CBA did away with compensation picks from other teams and a simple arbitration offer and replaced it with a requirement of a 1 year qualifying offer.

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

      The new CBA got rid of Type-As (and Type-Bs).

  • Countryclub

    This will the greatest moment of the season….until they win the WS, that is.

    • jjyank

      I second this statement.

  • Zooboy

    Had to step out for a bit after the 4th inning. Have I missed much?

  • Karl Krawfid

    When was the last time the Yankees won an April series at Fenway?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      2008 I think. Cause we were terrible against them in 09 and 10, and got off to a very slow start against them last year.

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

    Cliff Lee was just placed on DL.

    • JAG

      Maybe shouldn’t have pitched 10 innings?

    • CUYanks

      In other news, the Pirates have a pitcher who just came off the DL and is off to a nice start today.

    • aRX

      Yikes. Hopefully nothing long term. At least it’s April, plenty of time to heal.

      Just my luck. Every April, no matter who I draft, I end up with half my pitching staff on the DL…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Fire the entire Phillies medical staff.

  • CUYanks

    Aceves just doesn’t lose games.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It’s funny, I might not have returned to the TV if it weren’t for the perfect game.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    @PeteAbe Red Sox had a cop and 3 security guards at the dugout when Valentine came back from the mound.

    • David N

      Guy’s going to need to leave the ballpark in a disguise today. I don’t recommend fake glasses and a mustache, though – that’s not going to fool anybody.

  • luisergi

    FENWAY FAVORITES???

    TODAY!!!!!

  • CUYanks

    It was nice of the yankees to wait for the perfect game out of respect before going off in historic fashion.

  • mustang

    How much does anyone want to bet that ESPN bury this game?

    I mean it will like the 10th thing they talk about after 2 or 3 commercials breaks.

    • mustang

      By ESPN i mean Sportcenter.

    • Total Dominication

      No way. They’ll hype this so much, they love dramatic Yankees/Sox games.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Especially with them having the Sunday night game if it doesn’t rain out.

      • mustang

        Your on.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      It IS just one game in April.

  • CUYanks

    I find it funny that Tim McCarver can mess up even the safest guesses: “Cody Eppley first time at Fenway”

    • Dino Velvet

      that’s HOF broadcaster Time McCarver

      • Pat D

        And multi-platinum recording artist* Tim McCarver.

        (*God, I hope that’s not true)

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Good thing Girardi didn’t take that one commenter’s advice and pull all the regulars in the fourth.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So, where are all the people concerned that we aren’t scoring enough runs to keep pace with the Bostons of the world :D

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Boston won’t be “that team” this year. It’ll be the Rangers, or maybe the Tigers.
      Many of us Yankees fans have Napoleon complexes about the idea of another team hitting on par with the Yankees.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I’ve noticed that since I’ve become an active Yankee fan online, on the old Facebook group I used to belong to, here, and Lohud. If another offense is even close to on par with us, some fans get their panties in a bunch.

  • Tom

    So how is Cano not shifted further for Ortiz? It looked like he was playing in his normal location just backed up 15-20 feet

    For all the shifting Girardi now likes to do, how does he get the Ortiz shift wrong?

    • Greg

      It’s Cano’s fault. He’s a statue in the shift.

  • luisergi

    OMG WHO IS THAT GUY PLAYING 1ST??? HE CAN HIT TOO!!
    LEARN HOW TO DO IT GONZALEZ!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Mo signing Baseballs during the game lol

  • Greg

    Yankees- 5 relievers 7.1 inningz
    Red Sox- 6 relievers 3 innings

  • Don’tcha Know?

    I would love nothing more to see a Nationals vs. Yankees World Series. I’ve always liked the Nationals for some reason and I absolutely adore their ballpark. It’s very relaxing, and with a few of the monuments in the background. I love it. Great venue. Let’s make it happen.

  • mustang

    You guys made this game even more enjoyable then it was.

    THANK YOU.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Comebacks. Kids fighting off giant rats. It was a big day in mustangville.

      • mustang

        LOL.

        Yes Sir it was.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Oh, wow this was a fun fucking game :D

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Best comeback against the Sox I’ve ever seen. Leaves ’87 versus Clemens in the dust. Amazing job by the offense.

    The Sox sink like the Titanic and it’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for them.

    Sweep tomorrow.

  • Greg

    BY the way, the Sox have traded Michael Bowden and a prospect for Marlon Byrd.

  • mike_h

    now time for the YES Postgame

    • rek4gehrig

      me too and quick pitch tomorrow morning

  • Athenian

    Wow! Just caught the final. Fuck me!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What do the Athenian odds have to say now?

      • Athenian

        That it is 3am and my lady friend is coming over. Odds are good….ps my earlier odds were onPineda being out.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      This is why you never leave a game early or turn a game off :)

      • Athenian

        While I agree. See above comment.

  • pistol pete

    Nunez is an awesome addition to this team. He’s a great offensive player with blinding speed and will field better the more he’s used. Great addition to the team.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Nice to see this comment. I like Nunez alot too-through all the frustration.

      A few years ago, I was hoping AAA Nova, Nunez, Montero and Golson would all be making big contributions for us. 2 for 4.

  • pistol pete

    Hoping CC can step on Boston’s neck tomorrow and keep them on their downward spiral.

  • TomH

    Around 5:30, I posted “It’s Fenway, the Wild West of baseball, anything can still happen, especially if they get into the Sox bullpen.” (In fact, I didn’t believe it.) Then we went to a concert, to hear my daughter, and my grandson (12) asked what the Yankees’ score was: 9-0, I said. He then went through a scenario of high-scoring Yankee innings, culminating in a win. I laughed, said, “Well, we’ll see,” and came home. Turned on the scores and was stunned. Do you believe in magic? Me do.

    • Bo Knows

      your grandson is obviously the chosen one…please have him use his powers (1998 dominance please)