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


  1. Kevin G. says:

    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.

  2. GardnergoesYardner says:

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

  3. Dela G says:

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

  4. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:

    Nunez error poll

  5. Mike Axisa says:

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

  6. Kevin G. says:

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

  7. Ethan says:

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

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  9. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  10. Gonzo says:

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

  11. jjyank says:

    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.?

  12. Gonzo says:

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

    • Greg says:

      “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?

  13. Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost says:

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

  14. Greg says:

    Bruce Bochy just lost a lot of kudos.

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  15. Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  16. leo says:

    arods beard really makes him look old

  17. Joe says:

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

  18. Greg says:

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

  19. jjyank says:

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

  20. Cy Pettitte says:

    most excited I think I’ve ever heard Buck.

    • Greg says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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.

  21. Greg says:

    Thought that was gone

  22. Mike Axisa says:

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

  23. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:

    And it starts

  24. Dela G says:

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

  25. Eirias says:

    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.

  26. Dino Velvet says:

    Why does Baby Buck dislike the Yankees so much?

  27. Raza says:

    Freddy sucks.

  28. jjyank says:

    Sigh. Hope the Yanks brought the bats today!

  29. Greg says:

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

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phelpsitize me cap’n

  31. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hate this guy pitching.

    He sucks.

    Garcia you suck.

  32. First time lawng time says:

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

  33. Ari Gold says:

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

  34. Tom says:

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

    Were the 2 doubles to left hit hard?

  35. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  36. jjyank says:

    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 says:

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

  37. Athenian says:

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

  38. Ryan says:

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

  39. Guest says:

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

    • TomH says:

      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.

  40. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:

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

  41. jjyank says:

    At least we get RHB Tex for at bats.

  42. Professor Longnose says:

    So should have kept Colon.

  43. Guest says:

    That ball was a foot inside

  44. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  45. Sdjohn says:

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

  46. Athenian says:

    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 says:

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

      • Greg says:

        Earn it first. Do more

      • Havok9120 says:

        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.

  47. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  48. Chrisis says:

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

  49. jjyank says:

    “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…

  50. Dino Velvet says:

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

  51. First time lawng time says:

    This ump is awful.

  52. Buddy says:

    wow… great swing.

  53. Eirias says:

    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 says:

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

  54. Mike Axisa says:

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

  55. jjyank says:

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

  56. Guest says:

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

  57. Chen Meng Wang says:

    :( Freddy, why?

  58. Needed Pitching says:


  59. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  60. Greg says:

    This might be game

  61. Leg-End says:

    Urgh Freddy.

  62. Athenian says:

    This One is getting out of hand early.

  63. Ryan says:

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

  64. radnom says:

    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?

      • radnom says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

  65. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  66. xyzyx says:

    Freddy Garcia is awesome at sucking.

  67. Needed Pitching says:

    Phelps now please

  68. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  69. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  70. Manny's BanWagon says:

    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.

  71. Sdjohn says:

    20 throws to first, be quick out there phelps.

  72. James A says:

    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?)

  73. Monterowasdinero says:

    The Swisha cannon!

  74. Greg says:

    Another by product of developing quality starting pitching

    And this game is over

  75. Phelps says:

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

  76. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  77. 28 this year says:

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

  78. Gone Phishin' says:

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

  79. Leg-End says:

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

  80. Mykey says:

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

  81. Who's Your Daddy? says:

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

  82. Athenian says:

    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!

  83. Dino Velvet says:

    Fire Cashman.

    Send him to chicago with his buddy Theo.

  84. Karl Krawfid says:

    5 runs? Yankees got this.

  85. Leg-End says:

    Rapada to the rotation!

  86. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hooray for Andy Pettitte’s change of heart.

  87. Sdjohn says:

    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?

  88. Cy Pettitte says:

    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

  89. CJ says:

    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.

  90. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • rek4gehrig says:

      Dont leave to go get snacks. Yanks dont like that

    • Gone Phishin' says:

      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

  91. xyzyx says:

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

  92. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I hate you John Sterling.

    • Sdjohn says:

      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 says:

        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.

  93. Clyde Barrow says:

    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 says:

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

    • Needed Pitching says:

      “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

  94. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  95. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees can’t even shift right.

  96. Tony says:

    The Yankees really suck at shifting

  97. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  98. Eirias says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

        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.

  99. Greg says:

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

  100. Chen Meng Wang says:

    He hit Youk. I approve :)

  101. Athenian says:

    This is ugly! Not happening today.

  102. Greg says:

    Who wanted David Phelps to start again?

  103. Widget says:

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

  104. Athenian says:

    What the hell was that relay? Is this Williamport?

  105. Manny's BanWagon says:

    As good as Grandy is, he has no arm.

  106. Johnny Damon says:

    Yikes, what an awful throw.

  107. Mike Axisa says:

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

  108. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  109. Havok9120 says:

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

  110. Mykey says:

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

  111. mustang says:

    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 says:

      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.

  112. Reggie C. says:

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

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • Reggie C. says:

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

        • Greg says:

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

          His salary was 8 million in 2010!

          • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

            • Havok9120 says:

              And Garcia wasn’t last season?

              • Chen Meng Wang says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

              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

  113. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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?

  114. Widget says:

    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.

  115. Athenian says:

    Tex you just kill me

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  117. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  118. Dino Velvet says:

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

  119. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  120. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Girardi lying through his teeth to that fool Joe Buck

  121. Eirias says:

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

    • Greg says:

      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 says:

        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.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        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 says:

          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.

          • Mike Axisa says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

  122. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

    • Gone Phishin' says:

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

  123. Greg says:

    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

  124. Ryan says:

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

  125. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  126. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  127. Hall and Nokes says:

    They’re playing getaway day baseball on a Saturday.

  128. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

  129. Leg-End says:

    Oh wow look a clicker………..jesus.

  130. Ryan says:

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

  131. radnom says:

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

  132. Reggie C. says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  133. mustang says:

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

  134. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Jeez, that was crushed.

  135. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  136. Reggie C. says:

    I blame Garcia.

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

    Freddy the Reanimator Garcia.

  137. Greg says:

    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 says:

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

      • Greg says:

        We essentially lost three, maybe 4 if you include Wang

        • Chen Meng Wang says:

          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 says:

        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.

  138. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  139. Mike Axisa says:

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

  140. Widget says:

    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.

  141. Mike Axisa says:

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

  142. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

        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.

  143. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  144. James A says:

    The Humber Games ™

  145. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  146. Greg says:

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

  147. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  148. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Padilla was brought in to hit someone.

  149. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  150. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Umber’s two away, for anybody not watching.

  151. Greg says:

    Two away

  152. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  153. Greg says:


  154. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  155. Eirias says:

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

  156. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

      • radnom says:

        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 says:

          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) says:

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

          • radnom says:

            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 says:

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

  157. forensic says:

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

  158. Greg says:

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

  159. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  160. Mike Axisa says:

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

  161. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  162. Pat D says:

    Congrats to Humber!

  163. Greg says:

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

  164. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  165. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

      • Adam Parker says:

        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.

  166. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  167. Greg says:

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

  168. Greg says:

    That takes Garcia off the hook.

  169. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  170. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  171. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  172. Professor Longnose says:

    Fox missed this turning into a game!

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

  174. JobaWockeeZ says:


  175. Professor Longnose says:

    Holy crap!!

  176. Greg says:


  177. Kevin G. says:


  178. RO says:


  179. radnom says:


  180. Needed Pitching says:


  181. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  182. luisergi says:


  183. Ari Gold says:

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

  184. Cy Pettitte says:

    MT25 set to crush!

    omfg this is amazing

  185. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  186. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Holy shit Tex went the opposite way with power.

  187. Mike Axisa says:

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

  188. Chet K says:

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

  189. forensic says:

    Holy shit!!!

  190. Mike Nitabach says:

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


  191. Monterowasdinero says:

    Tex goes opposite field after a week of Axisa analysis.


  192. Tom Q says:

    OK, I knew Boston’s bullpen sucked.

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

  193. Professor Longnose says:

    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?

  194. Greg says:

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

  195. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  196. DM says:

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

  197. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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?

  198. Professor Longnose says:

    Steal, Curtis!

  199. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:

    See i am good luck

  200. Ryan says:

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

  201. Cy Pettitte says:



  202. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  203. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Grandy was out.

  204. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Ooh, I think he was out there.

    Tough shit.

  205. Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  206. Needed Pitching says:

    did McCarver really just call Andruw Jones Alex Rodriguez??

  207. mustang says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

      • mustang says:

        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

  208. luisergi says:

    The GRandyman was out, but who cares…

  209. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  210. Pasqua says:

    Andru Jones just got summoned to Kangaroo Court!

  211. Mike Axisa says:

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

  212. Who's Your Daddy? says:

    This game is basically the opposite of a perfect game!

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  213. luisergi says:

    Odds Soriano gives up at least a run here…

  214. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Soriano is a bigger waste than Freddy Garcia.

  215. Mike Axisa says:

    Rafael Soriano never lets the Yankees have anything nice.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  216. Clyde Barrow says:

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

  217. Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  218. mustang says:


  219. Greg says:


  220. luisergi says:

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

  221. Cy Pettitte says:

    Good job working around the leadoff double at least

  222. Professor Longnose says:

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

  223. mike_h says:

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

  224. Chen Meng Wang says:


  225. Ari Gold says:

    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.

  226. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  227. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  228. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nunez will get picked off.

  229. Chen Meng Wang says:

    The Experience should be running.

  230. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Havok9120 says:

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

  231. Needed Pitching says:

    odds of a TOOTBLAN coming up now?

  232. Ari Gold says:

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

  233. Mike Axisa says:

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

  234. Greg says:

    He’s going to Aceves now

  235. Professor Longnose says:

    Aceves, huh? Let’s do it!

  236. Cy Pettitte says:

    who else is in that Sox bullpen besides Aceves now?

  237. Monterowasdinero says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  238. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  239. Clyde Barrow says:

    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.

  240. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  241. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let him steal before the bunt please…

  242. luisergi says:

    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.

  243. Widget says:

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

  244. Manny's BanWagon says:

    How bout a little Bucky Dent from Jeter.

  245. mustang says:

    He is not BUNT !!!!!

  246. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  247. Mike Axisa says:

    Maybe Aceves will tire himself out throwing to first.

  248. Professor Longnose says:

    A walk to Jeter would be excellent.

  249. Sdjohn says:

    Now u hit n run.

  250. Monterowasdinero says:

    Aceves getting squeezed. phelps did too.

  251. JobaWockeeZ says:

    95 for Aceves? Gun is juiced.

  252. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Since when does Aceves throw 96?

  253. Don'tcha Know? says:

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

  254. Who's Your Daddy? says:

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


  255. mustang says:

    Nice AB

  256. Clyde Barrow says:

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

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

    great AB Jetes

  258. Professor Longnose says:

    The Swishman.

  259. Professor Longnose says:

    A walk to Swisher here would be beyond excellent.

  260. Anon says:

    damn missed a meatball

  261. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  262. Mike Axisa says:

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

  263. Chen Meng Wang says:


  264. Clyde Barrow says:


  265. Mike Axisa says:

    Garbage fucking time!!!!

  266. luisergi says:

    GArbage Time!!!

  267. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish! oh my fucking god we are wining

  268. Greg says:

    YES! YES!

  269. Sdjohn says:


  270. Professor Longnose says:


  271. Havok9120 says:


  272. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Holy Shit!

  273. Ari Gold says:

    Yea let’s trade Swisher’s dead beat ass


  274. JobaWockeeZ says:


  275. Needed Pitching says:

    Hell YES!!!!!!

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

  276. mustang says:



  277. Anon says:



  278. pete says:


  279. Manny's BanWagon says:

    I just pooped my pants. Holy Swishalicious.

  280. mike_h says:

    Sawx pen = LOL

  281. ArchStanton says:

    Why would you walk someone here? ?

  282. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  283. Kevin G. says:

    So who pitches the 8th?

  284. JobaWockeeZ says:

    McCarver >>> Valentine.

  285. Preston says:

    The Nick Swisher Garbage Time meme is dead.

  286. Clyde Barrow says:

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

    • Havok9120 says:

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

  287. Ari Gold says:

    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.

  288. Sdjohn says:

    You can almost hear the hurt in mccarver and bucks voices

  289. Electric Nunez aka the shocker says:


  290. Professor Longnose says:

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

  291. radnom says:

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

  292. Tom says:

    Valentine apparently borrowed Girardi’s binder on IBB.

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

  293. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Damn. Swisher’s got RBI fever this April.

  294. mustang says:

    Come on A-Rod make them pay!!

  295. Greg says:

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

  296. Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

    Glad to see Teix and Swish on fire.

  297. radnom says:

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

  298. Gone Phishin' says:

    Are those “Yankee suck” chants?

  299. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  300. Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  301. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    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.

  302. TampaYankee says:

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

  303. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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?


  304. Cy Pettitte says:


  305. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  306. mike_h says:

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

  307. Clyde Barrow says:

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

  308. mustang says:

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

  309. Cy Pettitte says:


  310. Greg says:


  311. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  312. Chen Meng Wang says:


  313. mustang says:

    Tear of happiness running down my face.

  314. David N says:


  315. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

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

  316. swishers fauxhawk says:

    this is the most amazing game

  317. Cy Pettitte says:

    keep on handing out the IBBs lmfao.

  318. Clyde Barrow says:

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

  319. luisergi says:

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

  320. Ari Gold says:

    Dat Bobby V.

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

  321. Widget says:

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

  322. Sdjohn says:

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

  323. Professor Longnose says:

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

  324. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  325. mustang says:

    Anyone want Aceves back now?

  326. rek4gehrig says:

    Booby V’s hair will turn black soon

  327. Professor Longnose says:

    Nick is elated. Cool.

  328. BK2ATL says:

    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!!!

  329. Jerome S. says:

    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??!

  330. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck you Valentine.

  331. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    I’m gonna enjoy reading OTM tonight.

  332. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  333. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn Ibanez crushed that. oh well.

  334. Cy Pettitte says:

    Russ Mart! he’s fixed!

  335. mustang says:

    This is just nuuuts!!!

  336. Chen Meng Wang says:

    This is insane :D

  337. Greg says:


  338. Professor Longnose says:

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

  339. Anon says:

    yes russs!!!

  340. Mike Axisa says:

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

  341. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hooray offense!

  342. rek4gehrig says:

    Martin is fixed

  343. Clyde Barrow says:

    LOL! Martin crushing the ball now. Stupid Valentine.

  344. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  345. David N says:

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

    This is turning into a very good day.

  346. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  347. RO says:

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

    “Perfection followed by Imperfection!”

  348. mustang says:

    Wow Bobby V is going to get killed out there.


  349. ArchStanton says:

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

  350. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  351. J says:

    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

  352. Professor Longnose says:

    I bet Bobby Valentine REALLY hates the Yankees now.

  353. mustang says:

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

    Just maybe

  354. Sdjohn says:

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

  355. Who's Your Daddy? says:

    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!

  356. mike_h says:

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

  357. RkyMtnYank says:

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

    • Gone Phishin' says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • RkyMtnYank says:

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

  358. JobaWockeeZ says:


  359. Mike Axisa says:

    This just keeps getting better.

  360. Peter Gammons says:

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


  361. Anon says:


  362. Greg says:

    HA! HA!

  363. Cy Pettitte says:

    ahahahahha oh my god too perfect

  364. Professor Longnose says:

    Oh, this is just sad.

  365. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:


  366. mustang says:

    LMAO !!!!!!

    God is having a real good time.

  367. mike_h says:

    yup that Scutaro trade was worth it

  368. Clyde Barrow says:

    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.

  369. Mike Axisa says:

    18 of the last 21 Yankees have reached base.

  370. David N says:

    Thanks, Aviles.

  371. mike_h says:

    Sawx getting a real buttfucking now

  372. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    And they gave Jeter the hit too

  373. Tom Q says:

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

  374. hogsmog says:

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

  375. Rey22 says:

    Over the Monster is going to be so hilarious tonight.

  376. pistol pete says:

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

  377. Don'tcha Know? says:

    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) says:

      You’re not allowed to be objective here.

    • Havok9120 says:

      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.

  378. mustang says:

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

  379. aRX says:

    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?

  380. Total Dominication says:

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

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

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

  381. luisergi says:

    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 says:

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

      • Chen Meng Wang says:

        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 says:

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

          • Chen Meng Wang says:

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

          • JAG says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

          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)

  382. Karl Krawfid says:

    I think I called this comeback kinda.

  383. Chen Meng Wang says:

    You wanna talk about a LOLpen…

  384. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Pedroia can’t even hit a LOOGY.

  385. Tom says:

    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”

  386. jjyank says:

    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.

  387. V says:

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

  388. jjyank says:

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

    • Professor Longnose says:

      Toss the garbage meme in the garbage?

      • aRX says:

        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 says:

          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.

        • JMK says:

          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 says:

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

  389. Who's Your Daddy? says:

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

  390. David N says:

    Yankees bullpen > Sox bullpen.

  391. mustang says:

    The looks on the Red Sox fans in the background


  392. JDub says:

    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.

  393. Dino Velvet says:


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

    oh, man.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection) says:

      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.

  394. Tut says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      CBA made it irrelevant I think.

      • jjyank says:

        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 says:

        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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

  395. Countryclub says:

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

  396. Zooboy says:

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

  397. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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.

  398. Mike Axisa says:

    Cliff Lee was just placed on DL.

  399. CUYanks says:

    Aceves just doesn’t lose games.

  400. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  401. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • David N says:

      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.

  402. luisergi says:



  403. CUYanks says:

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

  404. mustang says:

    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.

  405. CUYanks says:

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

  406. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  407. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

    • Jerome S. says:

      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 says:

        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.

  408. Tom says:

    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?

  409. luisergi says:


  410. Karl Krawfid says:

    Mo signing Baseballs during the game lol

  411. Greg says:

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

  412. Don'tcha Know? says:

    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.

  413. mustang says:

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


  414. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Oh, wow this was a fun fucking game :D

  415. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  416. Greg says:

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

  417. mike_h says:

    now time for the YES Postgame

  418. Athenian says:

    Wow! Just caught the final. Fuck me!

  419. pistol pete says:

    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 says:

      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.

  420. pistol pete says:

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

  421. TomH says:

    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.

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