Game 21: Win the series


(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Yankees have won just one of their last three series, but today they have a chance to take two of three from the Tigers before embarking on a pretty favorable stretch of the schedule. The right guy is on the mound too, and the Yankees really need CC Sabathia to step up and help set this disaster of a rotation straight. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanez
DH Eric Chavez
C Chris Stewart

LHP CC Sabathia

Today’s game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. CS Yankee says:

    I guess the focal point of that picture was to capture a time that those lux seats are actually filled; otherwise the focus should have been on the Grandyman.

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

      Well it WAS a one-time only event. AND there are minorities at YS!! Crazy!

  2. Typical MIT Nerd says:

    Soooooo, Chavez at DH and Stewart, the defensive specialist, at C.

    Yeah, there was no place for Montero to play…

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I don’t think anyone has ever seriously said there wasn’t a place for him.

      • Typical MIT Nerd says:

        You don’t read the comment threads around here? It’s been the running theme among more than a handful that there was no place for him…

        It’s still amazing to me that Cervelli was CC’s catcher last year while Montero repeated AAA.

        So now the defense-first backup is CC’s personal catcher. Awesome.

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

        I did. There would be a logjam at DH in the future with all the old dudes getting over-paid for years to come.

    • jjyank says:

      …what? Nobody ever said there wasn’t a place for him in the lineup. It’s the fielding position that was sketchy. And seriously, enough about the Montero comments. It’s getting to a point where I’m starting to hate the poor kid because I’m so sick of hearing his name. Get over it.

  3. Mike Stanley says:

    Mike Silva taking shots at the blog on twitter. The guy is a pathetic troll mad at the world.

  4. Derrick says:

    Yankees killer on the mound that era will go down real fast after today.

  5. Diego says:

    I always liked the Stewart decision more than most. Not only he’s way better than Cervelli defensively, but he also has a history of hitting lefties well. He has a career line against lefties of .288/.377/.424 in the Majors (small sample) and .304/.370/.435 in the Minors (from 2005 on, couldn’t find splits before that).

    I imagined that the Yankees, aware of that, would try to limit his appearances to games against left-handers (as much as possible, anyway). That way, he might have a chance of bringing some sort of contribution offensively. But instead, it seems Girardi is simply assigning him as CC’s personal catcher. If that’s the case, I’m really starting to change my mind about that deal…

    • Typical MIT Nerd says:

      You make too much sense.

    • jjyank says:

      Good points. But I can see the argument of having him catch CC. If you’re going to take an offensive hit by sitting Martin in favor of Stewart, you might as well do it with your ace on the mound.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        My problem with the personal catcher thing is that it sets them up for second guessing, especially come playoff time. Are they really going to start Chris Stewart in Game One of a series? If not, how is CC going to respond? Unnecessary distractions.

        • jjyank says:

          Yeah, true. But I think at this point, Martin knows CC well enough. They don’t need to make Stewart his personal catcher 100% of the time either, but I get the argument that they can do it a majority of the time.

        • OldYanksFan says:

          So… we’re definitely in the PS?

          • Mike Axisa says:

            Of course not, but I have a real hard time seeing five better teams in the league. A lot has to go wrong for the Yankees to miss the postseason. Two sucky rotation spots in April would just be the tip of the iceberg.

  6. jjyank says:

    Scherzer’s eyes never cease to freak me out.

  7. Sheepmeister says:

    fantasy question, someone in my league wants to trade for miguel cabrera. What should I ask for in return. I also have Arod and Fielder on this team.

    • jjyank says:

      Well it depends on what the guy has, right? Throw some names on his roster out there.

      • Sheepmeister says:

        He has Halladay, Hamels, lance lynn, Tex, A. Ramirez, Hunter Pence, Jay Bruce.

        My Pitching staff has Gallardo, Shields, Beckett, and Daniel Hudson as its headliners.

        • jjyank says:

          I dunno, maybe Halladay. Plus someone else. Does your league have UTIL spots so you can play A-Rod, Fielder, and Cabrera? Because I might keep him in that case.

          • Sheepmeister says:

            There is a UTIL spot, I just dont know if should trade him unless I get Halladay, Hamels and 1 of Tex/Pence/Bruce

            • jjyank says:

              Oh, no doubt. Ask for Halladay and two of that group. If he says no, ask for one. If he still says no, walk away. If you have Fielder, you don’t really need Tex though. Who’s your outfielders if you want Pence/Bruce?

              • Sheepmeister says:

                Beltran, Melky, and Luke Scott, with LoMo on the bench. I have asdrubal as SS, pedroia at 2B and Miguel Montero at C. So OF is my weak spot.

        • See if you can get Halladay/Hamels (I personally go Halladay) and two of the three of Tex/Pence/Bruce. Your probably going to have to settle for one of the three but it’s worth a shot.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      Matt Kemp?

  8. Clyde Barrow says:

    If our ace can’t win a big series at home against a playoff rival then we’re in serious trouble. The pitching staff has been dreadful and it’s always up to the ace to eat up innings and right the ship. CC needs to win today.

  9. “The Yankees have won just one of their last three series,” While 100% true, I find this slightly disingenuous, because it makes it seem they lost the other two when they split with the Twins.

  10. jjyank says:

    Atta boy Carsten. Good way to set the tone.

  11. Clyde Barrow says:

    Stewart should catch CC all the time. If that’s what he’s comfortable with, why not? Stewart has been good with the bat, as good as Martin in fact. They seem to work well together and I’m guessing that CC doesn’t really have a good rapport with Martin. He prefers Cervelli or Stewart.

  12. Mike Stanley says:

    Boesch owns the Yankees.


  13. Cabrera 9-17 off CC? I thought good pitching beats good hitting?

  14. flamingo says:

    NICE, CC.

  15. jjyank says:

    No first inning runs? Glorious day.

  16. Clyde Barrow says:

    And that’s how the ace sets the tone for the game. 2-3 runs should be good enough for CC today.

  17. Manny's BanWagon says:

    CC and Prince should be facing off in a Sumo Dohyo, not on a baseball diamond.

  18. Mike Nitabach says:

    No runs in the top of the first! WOOOOOO!!

  19. Clyde Barrow says:

    Tight strikezone today benefits our patient hitters. Make this guy work.

  20. jjyank says:

    Bunting already…sigh.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    a bunt? you gotta be kidding me

  22. Mike Axisa says:

    What a stupid bunt.

  23. Smart play, if Cabrera fields that it’s a hit.

  24. Manny's BanWagon says:

    God job giving the tigers an out for free. With Granderson no less.

  25. MMMMyyKuroda says:

    I’m watching this on gameday…did Granderson really just sac bunt?

    If so, time to get my ‘don’t f*cking bunt’ t-shirt out of the closet (courtesy of the RAB shop, of course.)

  26. Mike Stanley says:

    I can’t believe Alex let that 2-2 pitch go.

  27. WillTheThrill says:

    Great! That bunt has seemed to awaken Good Max Scherezer.

  28. Robby, I would have ripped my hair out if that was a double play.

  29. WillTheThrill says:

    I can predict exactly what’s gonna happen here. Yanks are going to make Scherzer sweat here but not score, then Scherzer will settle down and retire the next 14 Yankees via strikeout.

  30. We didn’t score any runs, but something tells me Scherzer is not long for this game at all.

  31. 718 says:


  32. Mike Stanley says:



  33. OldYanksFan says:

    Man… Teix just looks bad. How many players got big money then turned to shit?

  34. Athenian says:

    I am amazed that Tex with all his apparent talent can not do more than just continually pull everything. wouldn’t you think he has the ability to make adjustments? Apparently not.

    • WillTheThrill says:

      It’s so strange too because in 2009 he was an all fields hitter which was awesome. Looks like he’s selling out for power and looking to validate his huge contract with homeruns. I don’t know about you guys but I’d rather have someone hit .315 20HR 130RBI with an all fields approach than .250 40HR with a pure pull approach.

  35. jjyank says:

    CC’s change looks nasty today.

  36. Mike Nitabach says:

    CC looking really good!

  37. flamingo says:

    Am loving the strikeouts.

  38. Suzyn Waldman “Girardi says that Stewart isn’t CC’s personal catcher, but Girardi likes to give the back up catcher just one guy to focus on so they can know each other really well.” Does anybody else see the irony?

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      CC is Stewart’s personal pitcher!

    • jjyank says:

      Kay said that Girardi wants to limit a BUC to two pitchers, just to perserve familiarity. I think Waldman was mistaken with the one pitcher thing.

    • Bo Knows says:

      It might be because CC is about as low maintenance a pitcher as they come, so that might be why CC alwasys seems to get the “personal catcher”

  39. Mike Stanley says:

    This is sacrilegious, but I really want a GIF of David Ortiz sitting in the washing machine. Hilarious.

  40. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Is Delmon Young banned from Yankee stadium for life like Ronin Tynan?

  41. SMK says:

    Life would be so great if we could all just fall back on our ready-made excuses.

    “Sorry for losing all those accounts, boss. You know how it is, I just can’t do anything right in April.”

  42. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Sacrifice by Chavez now?

  43. jjyank says:

    I’m glad they brought Chavez back.

  44. Mike Stanley says:

    I hate to cast a pall on the game, but apparently there’s been a very serious, deadly accident at the Bronx Zoo. NYT is tweeting about it.

  45. jjyank says:

    40 pitches already. I like it.

  46. Mike Nitabach says:

    Car accident on the BRP.

  47. J says:

    With the first inning double the Yankees have played 20 games and retired the side in order in the first FOUR times. FOUR.

  48. jjyank says:

    Real tight strike zone today.

  49. Mike Stanley says:

    You had to know Jeter was getting a hit after that.

  50. flamingo says:

    C’mon, Grandy!

  51. Mike Nitabach says:


  52. The Scout on Gameday finally said something I like. after his 45th pitch hitters are tagging Scherzer to a .520AVG!!!

  53. flamingo says:


  54. jjyank says:

    Haha I love it! Good eye Grandy!

  55. Mike Nitabach says:

    YESS! I love patience!

  56. That’s rough…he’s one bad strike away from falling apart Garcia style.

  57. flamingo says:

    Alex, the bases are loaded and you are one grand slam away from tying Lou Gehrig for the MLB lead.

  58. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Too many walks!!!

  59. CS Yankee says:

    Need an Abomb

  60. jjyank says:

    Well, not the way I drew it up in my head, but I’ll take it.

  61. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAH!!!!! Another infield hit!!!!!!

  62. Need Pitching says:

    hooray for cheap runs

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Scherzer is getting some terrible luck

  64. Midland TX says:

    Wow. Scherzer is Leyland’s Hughes. At least Phil pounds the strike zone.

  65. Manny's BanWagon says:

    2-0 and the ball hasnt left the infield.

  66. Mike Nitabach says:

    For some reason, I always laugh my ass off every time the booth refers to “YES-mo”. It sounds so goofy.

  67. Mike Axisa says:

    I miss the good Robinson Cano.

  68. jjyank says:

    Ahh damn Robbie. You’re better than that.

  69. cjc says:

    It really is time for cano to start producing enough is enough already

  70. Clyde Barrow says:

    Chavez should be DHing more vs righties. Dump Ibanez and get someone with more range as the 4th outfielder.

  71. jjyank says:

    It sucks, but I’m not worried about Robbie. He’s the kind of guy that will go out and hit like .500 for two weeks and absolutely carry the team. He’ll be alright.

  72. Professor Longnose says:

    …are NOT coming.

  73. Greg says:


    If we win this game, on this tough stretch that we had, we would have gone 5-3. I think people would have signed up for that.

  74. Ogre says:

    im sick of cano hes so impatient come on man wait for a good pitch and stop swinging at everything if he doesnt pick it up they should drop him in the order and forget about resigning him his skills are gonna erode

  75. jjyank says:

    CCC (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

  76. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Girardi should drop Tex to the 6th spot, and let Swish and Grandy platoon that 5 hole.

  77. jjyank says:

    Oh no, please don’t tell me Swish pulled a hammy or something.

  78. jjyank says:

    Ouch, 70 pitches for Scherzer now.

  79. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Please be OK Swish.

    • Midland TX says:

      Tonight: “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

      Tomorrow: “Swish is day-to-day. He says he feels fine but we’ll take it one day at a time.”

      In the manager and GM’s offices: “Ohshitohshitohshitohshitohshitohshit” along with sacrificing much rum and many cigars to Jobu.

  80. aRX says:

    *sigh* What a week…

  81. Clyde Barrow says:

    And now Swisher’s out of the ballgame. Sure would be nice to have a 4th outfielder that could play good defense as we have the lead. Now there’s no defensive replacement for Ibanez in left.

  82. Ogre says:

    we should trade for scherzer he has serious heat and sweet control

  83. If somebody told me that we’d have Scherzer at 78 pitches in the 3rd, and that he will have thrown more balls than strikes, I would imagine we’d score more than two runs.

    • jjyank says:

      I’d like that, but I’ll take a 2 run lead with CC apparently in beast mode any day of the week.

    • Greg says:

      The walks are spread out, two an inning, and last inning, the runner was walked into scoring postiion with 2 outs.

      First inning: Failure to take advantage
      Second Inning: Took advantage
      Third inning: 2 outs when runner was in scoring position

  84. Clyde Barrow says:

    With Swish out let’s sign Abreu to play right, Ibanez can play left, and Andy can convince Bernie Williams to come back and play center.

  85. jjyank says:

    I wonder how much longer Hughes’ leash is with Phelps, Mitchell, and eventually Pettitte looming.

    • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

      I think that Phelps will start in Garcia’s place and then Hughes will get bumped for Andy when he comes back unless he shows drastic improvement.

    • pistol pete says:

      I hope not long. I just don’t think he has it to be a starter. Not enough pitches, not enough command. Put him in the pen and let him empty it out for an inning or two. He did great most of 2009 in the pen.

  86. Yeah, well…Prince will do that from time to time.

  87. Greg says:

    That was up and in!

    • jjyank says:

      Yeah, it was a slider though. Gotta keep those down.

      Still though, mistakes happen. He still looks real good outside of that pitch.

  88. jjyank says:

    Ah shit. I guess it was inevitable that Fielder would hit one out in this series.

  89. Ogre says:

    we shud have signed fielder instead of that bum teixeira whos doomed to hit 210 and 25 bombs thats not great value for your money we should trade him for brandon belt hes a young phenom

  90. WillTheThrill says:

    If we lose this game, it’ll be really disappointing because the Yankees had a lot of baserunners on and could only squeeze 2 runs out of a wild Scherzer.

  91. 718 says:

    These TBS announcers are idiots!

  92. flamingo says:

    I hate Sterling.

  93. Need Pitching says:

    should have bunted

  94. Mike Stanley says:


  95. jjyank says:

    Holy crap I thought A-Jax had that for a second. Great effort by him.

  96. FIPster Doofus says:

    Holy shit, I thought he caught that.

  97. Greg says:


  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    Holy shit Ajax had that thing in/on his glove

  99. Mike Axisa says:

    I’m almost mad he didn’t make that catch. That was amazing.

  100. jon says:

    WOW he had that ball

  101. CS Yankee says:

    What a great non catch.

    Ajax has glove though.

  102. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    That was one hell of an almost catch there.

  103. jjyank says:

    Wooo 95 pitches in the 4th. Let’s feast on that bullpen.

  104. Midland TX says:

    Grandy getting fat this series on Coke and over A-Jack.

  105. Cy Pettitte says:

    I can’t prove it with science but I think Teix and his pop ups do more damage to the ozone than pollution and all that other stuff

  106. Question: If Phelps get the start in KC, who does Girardi go to when he gets an itchy trigger finger and has a quick hook because he has zero confidence putting a rookie on the mound to start.

  107. jjyank says:

    For all the concerns about Tex’s bat, he can still pick it a first with the best of em.

  108. I finally got video of the almost catch…would’ve been hands down play of the year.

  109. Greg says:

    I was looking at the Red Sox White Sox box score and was shocked to discover that their lowest batting average was Cody Ross with .261. That’s nuts

  110. flamingo says:

    Aaaaand he’s at 100 pitches.

  111. RetroRob says:

    Interesting article on the Rays’ increasing use of shifts, something I thought might become more of a story based on what I saw in the opening series.

    The Rays led the league in shifts in 2011 with about 1.3 a game. So far in 2012 that is up 600%! Also of note, the Yankees are second in the majors in incorporating defensive shifts. Although well behind Tampa, they are using shifts at a higher rate than Tampa did last year.


  112. jjyank says:

    Jeez, Jason Hammel is 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA?

    How about some regression tomorrow night, eh?

  113. CS Yankee says:


  114. Greg says:

    Now that’s a pop-up

  115. jjyank says:

    Benoit warming up already? I thought he was the set up guy?

  116. flamingo says:

    Wow, that’s two infield hits for Jeter today.

    I’ll take them.

    • RetroRob says:

      It’s always been part of his game. In addition to his opposite-field, line-drive stroke, those infield hits are one of the reasons he produces high BABIP throughout his career.

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    never seen so many infield singles

  118. Need Pitching says:

    it would be nice if one of these RISP hits actually got through the IF and knocked in runs

  119. Tom says:

    Ron Darling with the quote of the day:
    “4 more outs and Scherzer can actually have a ‘quality’ start” (he was obviously mocking the stat)

      • jjyank says:

        Yep. Quality starts say that 6 IP 3 ER (4.5 ERA) is better than 9 IP 4 ER (4.00 ERA).

        I guess it’s useful for talking about a collective pitching staff over the course of a whole season though. Team X having the most quality starts in the league does tell you something useful. But it could certainly be improved.

        • aRX says:

          If it was 6IP/2R and 7+IP/3R, at least it wouldn’t be as laughable as it is now.

          • That’s a small positive step in the right direction

          • jjyank says:

            I think it just needs to be in-game ERA. If your game ERA is 4.5 or below, than it’s a quality start. That way those 9 IP 4 ER scenarios count as quality starts.

          • CP says:

            Both of those would be excellent starts. That’s not what the stat tries to measure. It’s trying to get an idea of how often the starter gives a reasonably good performance. People love to point out the 6 IP, 3 R games as the weakness of the stat, but they make up a very small percentage of quality starts.

            • jjyank says:

              My problem isn’t what it includes, it’s what it excludes. 8 or 9 IP and 4 ER is a quality start in my opinion, but not according to the stat.

              • CP says:

                There were 2268 games started by AL pitchers last year. Of those, 1200 were quality starts by the current definition. There were 17 games other games where the starter went 8+ innings and gave up 4 runs. There were 97 games where the starter went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs.

  120. Greg says:

    Yankees 3-10 with RISP, which is .300 including that Grandy out

  121. If we were loosing this game, I’d be screaming about guys being left on, but CC has been great, and we’re winning so, it’s not as bad.

  122. Clyde Barrow says:

    This ain’t good. Against a lineup like this you want more of a lead so that a bloop and a blast can’t tie you. Too many men LOB. Good thing CC is on his game today and will get us to Robertson and Mo with ease if they are needed.

  123. Clyde Barrow says:

    And this is why you score more than 3 runs against this lineup, especially when you’re given 7 BBs.

  124. jjyank says:

    Damn it, that slider was right over the middle.

  125. RetroRob says:

    Wow. Eldred has 240 minor league HRs. Rarely see those kind of cumulative numbers for a minor leaguer. Must be a AAAA guy.

    • jjyank says:

      Yeah, that’s kind of like how Igawa set the SWB record for wins. Not the kind of records you want to have.

  126. CS Yankee says:

    Call Gieco, and get us some insurance runs, damnit!

  127. Mike Axisa says:

    Tex smoked that the other way. But it was an out and no one will notice.

  128. aRX says:

    ¿3-run jack por favor?

  129. Clyde Barrow says:

    And here’s Chavez to put the game away. Thankfully, this won’t come down to Chris Stewart.

  130. aRX says:

    They’re trolling us.

  131. We’ve left a small village on base today lol.

  132. CS Yankee says:

    Feels like 300 men LOB

  133. Greg says:

    3-11. Starting to enter RISPfail territory. Get under .250 and it will be

  134. Greg says:

    ANother bad factor is that they are not doing this with nobody out.
    Its always with one or two outs which lessens the chance of runs scoring

  135. Athenian says:

    Three times bases loaded and nada. This is why runs scored is in effective as a counter argument to the lack of consistent offense.

  136. aRX says:

    Now let’s just hope CC can go 8/9 and Fielder/Cabrera don’t catch hold of one. The Yanks could load the bases again, even with none out, and I’m not expecting any more runs.

  137. mike_h says:

    Stewart is like Cervelli with out the fist pumps

  138. jjyank says:

    SSS I know, but maybe Stewart isn’t the complete black hole we thought. If he can get hits every once in awhile with great defense, that’s a pretty valuable BUC.

  139. Mike Stanley says:

    Play for one run=one run

  140. Hummingbird S. says:

    IBBs and bunts.. awesome strategy Joe.

  141. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    They better not have Curtis bunt.

  142. Need Pitching says:

    please don’t bunt
    please don’t bunt
    please don’t bunt
    please don’t bunt

  143. Tom says:

    Granderson needs to end this here….

  144. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Angels lose again. 7-15 now!!

  145. aRX says:

    So close…

  146. jjyank says:

    Juuuust missed that.

  147. Greg says:

    Essentially works as a bunt, but now 3-12

  148. CS Yankee says:

    Phil Coke is rubbing off on his fellow relievers

  149. Hummingbird S. says:

    yanks offense has 9 walks and only 4 strikeouts… damn!

  150. flamingo says:

    Did Susan just tell me that the Red Sox are getting no-hit through six? Did I hear correctly?

  151. WillTheThrill says:

    Can we get some real hitters in the lineup please? Preferably ones who hit with RISP.

  152. aRX says:

    A little 2 run single up the middle…that’s all we’re asking for.

  153. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Stewie with the ninja slide.

  154. Greg says:

    He got his foot in

  155. aRX says:

    lol whatever.

  156. jjyank says:

    Nice! Like I said earlier, this is not how we drew it all up, but I’ll take it. He got his foot in, good call by the ump.

  157. Mike Axisa says:

    Some slide by Stew.

  158. Mike Stanley says:

    I don’t know if getting no-hit by Gavin Floyd causes the Red Sox clubhouse to fully implode, but I’d love to find out.

    • jjyank says:

      Considering how quickly it took for tension to arise with Valentine and the players, I have a feeling this will end badly for them. I can’t wait for the drama to explode.

  159. Tom says:

    Gotta give the ump credit.

    Usually when the ball beats the runner and throw is on target, they give the defense the benefit of the doubt. But clearly that was the right call.

    Cowboy Joe would have been ringing him up (to speed up the game).

  160. mike_h says:

    a few more feet Cano

  161. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Chris Stewart 2012 fWAR: 0.1
    Albert Pujols 2012 fWAR: -0.5

  162. Midland TX says:

    173 pitches by Tiger pitchers through 7 vs. 88 for CC. Good thing they wore out Valverde last night.

  163. Need Pitching says:

    midget broke up the no-no

  164. jjyank says:

    Came across this again earlier today. It still cracks me up.


  165. flamingo says:

    Is anyone else hearing the Bronx Zoo accident update?!

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      All 7 people in the mini van were killed. 3 children (girls), 3 women and a man. No one at the zoo was involved.

  166. Mike Axisa says:

    Not an ace CC Sabathia with another un-ace-like performance. Too bad the Yankees couldn’t sign a real ace, someone like Justin Verlander who never has an off night.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      He’s no Johan!

    • jjyank says:

      Haha I laughed. I had quite the argument with my girlfriend’s friend’s boyfriend (kind of confusing, I know) about whether or not CC was a top 10 pitcher in baseball. It was hard to be civil.

  167. Tony says:

    Why not let CC finish the game

  168. Karl Krawfid says:

    Let CC complete this thing

  169. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andruw is such a beast. jesus.

  170. jjyank says:

    Yeaaaaah Andruw! Guy still has crazy power.

  171. Need Pitching says:

    Nowwww its OK to smile, Andruw.

  172. flamingo says:

    Sterling: They’d never get Mariano Rivera up and not use him!

    Andruw Jones: Care to test that theory?

  173. Greg says:

    Now I would sit Mo down

  174. aRX says:

    If pretending there’s no one on base helps you guys to hit, fine by me.

  175. jjyank says:

    I’d definitely let CC finish this, but I didn’t see what his pitch count was.

  176. jjyank says:

    I’d like CC to finish this, but D-Rob is on my fantasy team, so I won’t complain too much.

  177. teddy says:

    no cc with 2 lefty coming up

  178. flamingo says:

    Ain’t the ninth inning without a bat broken by a Yankees reliever.

  179. Karl Krawfid says:

    “Why did he use Mo 2 days in a row!”

    (Doesn’t see Mo for a week after)

  180. RetroRob says:

    Yankees about to finish 5-3 during what was acknowledged as a tough stretch, originally nine games before the last Boston game rained out.

    Well done.

  181. aRX says:

    So you won the game, and the series. Nicely done (seriously). But next time you put that many runners on base, I want blood. And entrails. And at least 10 runs.


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