Apr
11

Game Six: For The Sweep

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Adam Jones sees you getting arrested. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Yankees have already (and unfortunately) experienced getting swept this season, and now it’s time to turn the tables and do the sweeping. Last night’s extra-innings win was anything but routine, and it really took a toll on the bullpen. CC Sabathia is going to have to soak up some innings tonight, preferably nine or so. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
DH Raul Ibanez
Russell Martin
LF Brett Gardner

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Update (7:05pm ET): The first rain delay of the year! It doesn’t appear that it will be a lengthy delay, so the tarp might not be on the field all that long.

Update (7:14pm): The tarp is already coming off the field, so we’ll have baseball soon.

Categories : Game Threads

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  1. Pat D says:

    I’d just like to take this opportunity to congratulate Terry Francona on, essentially, singing “The Thunder Song” to the Red Sox.

    • Kiko Jones says:

      Good for him. Always had much respect for the guy; Francona was nothing less than a class act, only to get thrown under the bus by those scumbags, so screw ‘em.

      • Johnny says:

        That’s the Boston way. Everybody was predicting that the front office would start disseminating scandalous stories about him after he left and, sure enough, about a week later, we started hearing leaked stories about his marriage. The Red Sox has a horrible PR textbook and they follow it to the letter.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      FUCK YOU THUNDER. YOU CAN SUCK MY DICK.

  2. Kiko Jones says:

    The Big Man will shine tonight.

  3. Johnny says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how Joe uses the bullpen tonight. Should we be anticipating a solid two to three innings of relief from a Rapada/Logan combo. Guh-reat.

  4. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Rain…..

    FARC!

    Just hope there are no delays during the game. Then we’d really be screwed if CC has to be come out early.

  5. Cy Pettitte says:

    nooooooo rain delay

  6. William Bonney says:

    And here comes the tarp. Damn. After last night’s game went long I was hoping tonight would be a quick 3 hour game.

  7. Johnny says:

    Girardi did a rain dance to spare his bullpen.

  8. Johnny says:

    Waldman describing Soriano’s nail injury. It sounds grizzly. Ever since I saw fingernail torture scenes in 24 and Syriana I can’t handle nail-related injuries.

    • Pat D says:

      Considering problems I’ve had with ingrown toenails over the years, I also don’t want to think too much about a “torn” fingernail.

      Chills up the spine.

  9. Buffalo Bill says:

    I’m stunned. Doesn’t Mother Nature know that she should have delayed LAST NIGHT’s game – it was the one that was on My9.

  10. Mike HC says:

    Jonah Keri, Grantland.com:

    “The Indians aren’t necessarily getting a bargain. FanGraphs’ MIKE AXISA looked at four other premier offensive catchers and their earnings over the same five-year stretch for which Santana got guaranteed money. He found that Santana will earn as much as top earners Joe Mauer and Mike Napoli, and considerably more than Brian McCann and Miguel Montero for that same period. It seems the Indians aren’t likely to squeeze huge value out of the deal … even after accounting for inflation, and even if Santana rakes as expected.”

    ——–

    Axisa getting the credit he deserves for his good work.

  11. Tom Zig says:

    A rain out would reallllly help the Yankees today.

  12. RetroRob says:

    The rains of My9 come late this year.

  13. Mike HC says:

    The rain delay was supposed to be yesterday during My9′s telecast. Even the baseball weather gods have to shake off some early season rust I guess.

  14. RetroRob says:

    I agree with Bob Lorenz. Get rid of the sad, rain-delay music. Really, it can drive a man to drink.

  15. Johnny says:

    First pitch @ 7:25.

  16. RetroRob says:

    Who is this youthful lead-off hitter?

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    hey, the Cap’n hits righties now too

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandyman! no doubter

  19. LiterallyFigurative says:

    It seems as if the Grandy man can….

  20. Greg says:

    THe Grandyman!

  21. flamingo says:

    Well, I’m enjoying the game so far.

  22. Mike Axisa says:

    These ain’t the Twins anymore, Arrieta.

  23. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Grandyman, before I can even settle in :)

  24. SevenAces says:

    Has the captain discovered the fountain of youth?

  25. Sheepmeister says:

    This strikezone may make for a long game.

  26. Johnny says:

    I dislike people who use the phrase “ribbie.”

  27. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Alex doesn’t look to good out of the gate :(

  28. Stratman9652 says:

    Do the O’s have a third catcher on the roster? DHing your backup seems a tad risky.

    • Johnny says:

      They don’t, but Showalter obviously wants all the righties he can get to face Sabathia.

      Also, because Girardi’s practically been standing in front of Showalter’s office announcing it with a megaphone, Showalter knows that the Yankees bullpen is off limits tonight apart from Logan and Rapada—two lefties. (Obviously, Rivera will probably come in in the ninth if there is a save situation in play.)

  29. mustang says:

    Holy shit ! Montero is catching !!!!

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Seattle is crazy. Over/under 2.5 passed balls.

      • mustang says:

        Lets see give the kid a chance.

        • Chen Meng Wang says:

          Honestly, I want nothing more for Montero than for him to excel in every way in the Majors but even though I loved is bat as a prospect, from everything I’ve ever read about his defense him doing an impression of Piazza defensively was the absolute ceiling of his defensive abilities.

          • mustang says:

            Agree, but just like anything else I like to see what really is going to happen instead of predicting and projecting shit to death.

  30. Ethan says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha yay for YES!

  31. Dave M says:

    ok..can they not show that picture again

  32. Kevin G. says:

    Can somebody tell me how the Yankees scored their 2 runs? I didn’t realize the game came back.

  33. Kevin G. says:

    Raul woth the dreaded OBP smaller than AVG.

  34. flamingo says:

    Love this thread – everyone was so nervous about CC, and there’s not a mention of him yet.

  35. Johnny says:

    Has there been any news on whether the Yankees will wear throwback jerseys for the Fenway Park 100th?

  36. Kevin G. says:

    There goes the perfect game

  37. Greg says:

    This strike zone is bad for both pitchers so far

  38. Pat D says:

    CC doing Regis Philbin here.

  39. Needed Pitching says:

    dumbass

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC just let it go. does that every time.

  41. Johnny says:

    Let’s hope our mole Betemit gets Sabathia out of this

  42. Monterowasdinero says:

    Wow CC. Instinct but dumb.

  43. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn CC. Easy DP man.

  44. Cuso says:

    Relax your sphincters

  45. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Wilson Betemit: True Yankee™

  46. Cuso says:

    I think I just saw the ghost of Mike Devereaux in center

  47. RetroRob says:

    This is not going as scripted.

  48. teddy says:

    epic fail by cc sabathia, way to step like a true ace

  49. Chen Meng Wang says:

    CC…you had such a good first inning man…

  50. Greg says:

    cant blame Girardi for that

  51. Cy Pettitte says:

    what a garbage inning. 2 out, 2 run hit to the #9 hitter

  52. Karl Krawfid says:

    Shitty man. 0-2 to a full count fastball.

    Just throw the damn slider for a called strike. Trying to get cute.

  53. D-Rob da man says:

    Cc = overpaid

  54. Greg says:

    Ever since that Seattle game last year, CC has looked like crap

  55. William Bonney says:

    This is bad. We have no pen. CC just had to let that ball go through and it’s a DP.

  56. Johnny says:

    Boo Andiño. I would like you better if your name was pronounced with the ñ, not straight -no.

  57. Needed Pitching says:

    and the bridge jumpers have quickly made their return

  58. C says:

    Would it kill one of our starters to have a good outing? Way too many 30+ pitch innings already this season.

  59. teddy says:

    hughes is gotta have to pitch

  60. D-Rob da man says:

    47 pitches thanks for 4 innings asshole

  61. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I will say right now, CC throws 7 innings tonight.

  62. Ethan says:

    Not that I think this will happen but what if CC is only able to go 4 innings? Can the bullpen cover the other 5?

  63. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We have Cy Phelps for tomorrow guys don’t worry. And lol relying on Hughes to give you innings. He’s the last person to trust to use their bullets conservatively.

  64. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Regardless of the outcome of this At-Bat this is an excellent job by Brett.

  65. gageagainstthemachine says:

    Dear Michael Kay-
    Stop saying pitchers “struck out the side” unless it’s a 1-2-3 inning…for the LOVE OF GOD!!!

    • Mike Axisa says:

      But he’s right. You can strike out the side, or you can strike out the side in order.

      • gageagainstthemachine says:

        I suppose you’re right, but in situations like that it makes him sound like he’s trying to make a pile of crap with a few rose petals sound like it’s a bouquet…but hey, that’s just me. Thanks for the correction, I appreciate it. But now, I’m going to be listening for whether or not he says it correctly each time :)

        Let’s go Yankees…turn this thing back around in our favor…

    • RetroRob says:

      It’s Michael Kay. All models come with limitations built in.

  66. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Wow. Great inning right there . . .

  67. mustang says:

    5,4,3,2,1

  68. Mike Axisa says:

    Jeter so un-rangy.

  69. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh the range.

  70. Plank says:

    Charleston is Charlestoning by the way. Campos is Camposing and all the offense is coming from the non-prospects.

  71. your mom says:

    Where’s the velo?

  72. Havok9120 says:

    The best part about the complaining about how long CC will go is that if he throws 120-30 pitches, they’ll crush Girardi for letting him throw that many.

  73. Karl Krawfid says:

    Get the damn batter. Stop rushing your delivery.

  74. Johnny says:

    Until Cashman buys this Wieters kid I shall be booing him hereforth. Is there no decent scouting report on this guy, or is he the next Ted Williams and will just hit everything you throw at him?

  75. Johnny says:

    How do you walk Mark Reynolds twice!? The guy has little contact and virtually no plate vision

  76. Rick Bladt Attack says:

    At the bottom of the Cap’n Crunch box…

  77. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why the hell is he worried about the runner on 2nd with 2 strikes? Base hit he scores anyway.

    This is the way you expect someone like Phelps to pitch. Not a Vet like CC.

  78. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:

    Damn.

  79. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Yikes. This is not looking pretty. Who comes in to pitch should CC not make it into the 5th?

  80. Alkaline says:

    Phew!

  81. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Ok, can we let CC take more than like a 7 minute break this inning?

  82. William Bonney says:

    Is CC starting or is Freddy Garcia? This ain’t good, folks. We needed 6 innings out of him.

  83. Kostas says:

    This is ugly. CC looks like AJ

  84. Pat D says:

    I fell asleep the last inning and a half. Seems like it was a good thing.

  85. D-Rob da man says:

    Avalible pitchers
    Logan, rapada,hughes swisher,martin

  86. Mike Axisa says:

    Guidry is definitely one of the trivia answers. Moose is probably another. Not sure about the third, maybe Clemens?

  87. Tom says:

    So will CC even go 5 innings?

    He needs to stop trying to strike everyone out… even if he gives up a hit 0-2 or 1-2, let them put the ball in play – even if it means a few runs.

    In the 2nd inning with 1 guy on base he doesn’t need to be throwing first pitch and 2-0 change ups to Ronnie Paulino. In the 3rd he threw a first pitch fastball to him and got a quick out.

    • Havok9120 says:

      His change up is his best pitch tonight. You’re asking him to exert control over things he has no real power over. He can’t control what they swing at, only what he throws.

  88. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Mike Mussina and David Cone I’m guessing.

  89. RetroRob says:

    Campos, no-hitter through five, seven Ks.

  90. Johnny says:

    Another fly ball from Nicholas that reaches the track. Andruw and A-Rod hit that exact same spot yesterday too.

  91. Pat D says:

    I’m going with Clemens, Guidry and Johnson for the trivia.

  92. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice, already saying they are gonna baby the ace of our staff.

  93. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Do we have an answer on the trivia question?

  94. Karl Krawfid says:

    That’s how you do it Carl Crawford!

  95. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Perfect, that’s exactly what you needed CC…what was that? An 8 pitch inning?

  96. mustang says:

    Dante making up for break my heart yesterday.

  97. Pat D says:

    I would have never guessed Melido Perez. I forgot how good he was that year.

    • RetroRob says:

      Yeah, whenever there’s a question about a top Yankee pitching season recently and you can’t figure out the final answer, it’s usually Melido Perez. A fine season for a horrible team that year.

      • Pat D says:

        Eh, not completely horrible. I mean, not when compared to the previous 3 years.

        • RetroRob says:

          Another way of judging 1992, in June of that year, thanks to the prior season, the Yankees drafted one named Derek Sanderson Jeter.

          • Pat D says:

            Thanks to the Astros not listening to HOF pitcher Hal Newhouser, who was a scout for them at the time.

            He was so upset the Astros didn’t take Jeter, he quit.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Could have had 100 guesses and I wouldn’t have said him.

  98. First time lawng time says:

    Just want to remind everyone that CC traditionally gets off to a slow start. Don’t want people to get all tense and angry from his first two starts.

  99. Plank says:

    If I had a full day to come up with answers, I don’t think Melido Perez would come out of my mouth.

  100. Needed Pitching says:

    WTF???

    Charleston manager takes Campos out with a no hitter going???

    I’m outraged!!!

  101. Chen Meng Wang says:

    first pitch bunt I’m calling it

  102. RetroRob says:

    Chances that Gardner doesn’t bunt?!

  103. Johnny says:

    Sterling informs us that if fielders show any indecision while fielding bunts the batter will make it to first.

  104. Chen Meng Wang says:

    wow…he’s not bunting, at least not right away…

  105. Andy E says:

    i want to take a puke off the top of that building behind right field.

  106. Chen Meng Wang says:

    haha…well done gardy.

  107. First time lawng time says:

    LOL Red Sox are 1-5. I haven’t spoken with any Sox fans lately, but for those that have, are they all panicky and freaking out?

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    no bunt > bunt

  109. Tom says:

    Thumbs up to Girardi for letting Garnder swing away there. It would have been easy to call for a sac bunt (and it wouldn’t necessarily a bad decision)

  110. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Jeter does know he doesn’t always have to first pitch swing(or bunt) with runners on right?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      The Yankees do that a lot in general. It’s the whole “the first pitch might be the best pitch because the hitter doesn’t want to fall behind in the count” mentality.

      • Chen Meng Wang says:

        Granderson and Cano as well, I guess the logic is sound…but when you load the bases on a walk and hit batsman, I think you should take a pitch…

        • Tom says:

          Jeter swung at a 93 mph fastball nearly down the middle of the plate?

          I sure hope he’s swinging at that with the bases loaded as it could be the best pitch he sees all at bat.

          And Granderson hit one one on the screws… it’s not like they are chasing 1st pitch offspeed stuff out of the zone.

          With the bases loaded, pitchers will obviously be looking to get ahead in the count with a fastball or a get me over secondary pitch.

          I don’t understand the complaint when hitters are swinging at strikes.

    • RetroRob says:

      Jeter, across 18 seasons, swinging on the first pitch:

      .381/.565

      Swing away, Derek, swing away.

  111. Johnny says:

    Jeter with an unintentional Baltimore job.

  112. Monterowasdinero says:

    Derek Jeetuh.

    Professional hitter.

  113. Chen Meng Wang says:

    fuck…grandy really hit that hard.

  114. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah, Grandy hit that on the screws.

  115. Tom Q says:

    Well, that was instant karma for Gardy’s hit.

  116. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Ugh, I just remembered how much I hate blackouts on MLB.tv. I live in Iowa so I get six teams blacked out: Cards, Brewers, White Sox, Cubs, Royals, and Twins. I wouldn’t mind watching Hosmer and Moustakas on the Twins or some of the teams that play some teams that aren’t listed. As active as Bud was about “fixing” the draft slotting system, blackouts are a far bigger problem IMO.

    Ugh smoked right off Andino’s glove.

    • Plank says:

      One “problem” cost the owners money. One problem makes the owners money. Which one do you think they want to fix?

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

        Wouldn’t the owners make more money if MLB.tv reached more viewers? Six fucking blackouts? I live in six teams home markets? The Brewers and Royals are fucking nine hours apart…somehow I’m in both home markets? I don’t see how owners make money off of MLB.tv blackouts UNLESS they’re blacking out areas where their network is seen.

        • Plank says:

          I hear you. It must make financial sense to them otherwise they wouldn’t keep doing it despite it being widely criticized.

          Your part of the country and I think Las Vegas get hit the worst by the blackout policy.

          • Jimmy McNulty says:

            Remember how long it took baseball teams to embrace on base percentage? I mean these guys are fucking dinosaurs and they’re clearly not the most willing to jump on the new thing. I get the Fox blackout, because Fox plays a shitload for that, and I get the ESPN blackout…why the regional blackouts? Can’t you just set it so you get that team’s commercials if you’re in their area? Or at least limit it to two or three blackouts?

            • Plank says:

              I don’t know what the answer is. It’s not just baseball that is suffering growing pains with new technology.

              Why can’t I watch Law and Order whenever and wherever I want? I would gladly watch with commercials if they let me.

              The regional blackout was in effect in an effort to get people to show up at the stadium, I believe. What is the purpose now?

          • forensic says:

            Yup, I’m in Vegas. Both LA teams, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Arizona all blacked out.

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    bases loaded no outs – get one run.

  118. First time lawng time says:

    That was…a bit disappointing.

  119. Karl Krawfid says:

    I hate this team when runners are in scoring position.

  120. RetroRob says:

    When Cano has a trip to Baltimore and doesn’t punish the Orioles in at least on game, he’s in a massive slump.

  121. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Bases loaded…one run.

  122. William Bonney says:

    Wasn’t that average with RISP supposed to turn around? That was pathetic. CC’s almost done so we need runs.

  123. Dave Miller says:

    Is there any team in baseball that squanders chances with runners on third like the Yankees? It drives me CRAZY!

  124. Jimmy McNulty says:

    I used to defend Jeter, now I’d like to see what it’s like to have a good defensive shortstop, how many of those hits would be outs. Sigh…

  125. Johnny says:

    Off topic, but if any of you guys play MLB 12: The Show, the guys on the Operation Sports forum just released their Opening Day roster revision—full minors, full opening day 40-man.

  126. Chen Meng Wang says:

    fuck….

  127. TomH says:

    Take him out. Something’s wrong with this guy since late last season.

  128. Karl Krawfid says:

    Get this man out of the game.

  129. RetroRob says:

    On a positive note, I do have Reynolds on my fantasy team. Hey, I’m looking for anything here!

  130. Kostas says:

    These guys look like shit tonight.

  131. D-Rob da man says:

    Get logan up

  132. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Crappy single past Jeter, ball singled off of CC bounced to A-Rod, stolen base on a crappy transfer by Martin. Jesus Christ CC’s getting fucked here. Next start I expect him to pitch a shutout where allows 27 booming fly balls that die at the warning track.

  133. William Bonney says:

    And that’s how you hit with RISP. Pathetic performance by our offense last inning and CC tonight. The big man let us down.

  134. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I cannot wait until we comeback in this game and all these nay-sayers go on and on about how they knew we’d win all along.

  135. Kostas says:

    Can’t figure out why a team of the caliber of the Yankees always plays down to the level of weak opponents like the Orioles. At least give an effort.

  136. Johnny says:

    Take Sabathia out… and replace him with who? You honestly want Logan and Rapada in there against practically an all right handed side?

    (What’s the innings cap for Phelps? He pitched less than three yesterday, right? You add the warm up to that… shrug.)

  137. Pat D says:

    Honestly, what was ARod supposed to do with those pitches?

  138. your mom says:

    Arod…..sucks.

  139. JohnnyC says:

    Alex didn’t like any of those pitches. Will wait for one he likes. Maybe tomorrow.

  140. Johnny says:

    There’s MT25, swinging at a slider almost at eye-level…

  141. Ethan says:

    Arod looks pretty bad right now

  142. What the Kruk? says:

    lol @Teixeira.

    Helplessly flailing away…

  143. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:

    That may have been the worst swing I’ve seen Texeria during his Yankees tenure.

  144. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Damn. Our 4 & 5 hitters are DANGEROUS! Good thing the Yanks never paid a king’s ransom for a portly prince . . .

  145. D-Rob da man says:

    Girardi will end up blowing out CC arm here in cold weather on second start.

  146. Plank says:

    Mason Williams with a double. All RiverDogs now have a hit.

  147. your mom says:

    $75 million looked like shit today.

  148. William Bonney says:

    Ibanez saved us last night. Jeter looks good. Grandy had one good swing. Gardner has been good. What is everyone else doing? Alex looks like he’s 46. We should have dumped Teixera and signed Prince. Robbie has no protection.

    • Don'tcha Know? says:

      Unfortunately, I am the only one who will agree with you about Fielder. Although I would’ve advocated they sign Prince at First, move Tex to third, and DH Alex (or play musical chairs between T and A). Had they done that, World Series title #28.

    • Johnny says:

      Robbie has no protection.

      I’m not fully convinced about this “protection” thing, but either way, that’s Girardi’s fault. That’s why your best hitter bats fourth. Why is Cano hitting third? Because A-Rod is spectacular?

    • First time lawng time says:

      They’re 6 games in. Relax. They’re just going through slumps, like every other player in the MLB does multiple times throughout the year. It just so happens that they are slumping in the first week of the season, so it’s magnified, especially since everyone wants the team to get off to a strong start.

      Let’s not go around declaring certain players bad until a significant amout of playing time has passed.

    • Needed Pitching says:

      Tex has a full no trade clause, he wasn’t going anywhere
      Also, he almost always gets off to slow starts, it’s a bit soon to write him off

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Idiot.

  149. Johnny says:

    In what universe was that first pitch to Andino a ball?

  150. Chen Meng Wang says:

    FiRE EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUR LINEUP IS TEH SUCKZORZE!!!!!!!!!

  151. Sdjohn says:

    Ladies and gentleman your 4-5-6 hitters. Is there any other 3 hitters in a row you would want to see less in this lineup coming up in say the 9th needing to score a run or two? If only tex and swisher would swing harder.

  152. jjyank says:

    I deliberately avoided the game thread tonight once I saw CC struggling…but I was drawn back. Damn RAB. They’re gonna come back ya know. I’m sure I don’t need to read through the 300+ comments to know there’s been too much negativity going on. So go positivity!

  153. Mike Axisa says:

    In a stunning turn of events, Sabathia completes six innings.

    62nd straight start of 5+ IP, btw.

  154. JohnnyC says:

    If CC only recognized the fact that there’s a group of infielders behind him tonight…

  155. Zoso says:

    I don’t think they’ll be booing Tex much longer. So he’s got that going for him.

  156. Karl Krawfid says:

    OMG 111 pitches. What must a man do!

  157. First time lawng time says:

    You guys gotta lay off the Teixeira hate.

  158. teddy says:

    can anyone on this team hit a 3 and 1 first, jesus christ

  159. Chen Meng Wang says:

    lulz again that Ayala is coming in during a relatively high pressure moment…

  160. MrPappageorgio says:

    Well, CC’s velocity is down…why?

    Also, if these guys are struggling to beat the O’s, imagine what Detroit or L.A. will do to them. This is gonna get real bad real quick

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      I will bet you literally any amount of money that barring an unseen major injury this team makes the playoffs.

      • MrPappageorgio says:

        Yeah, make the play-offs, but get bounced out by the tigers or angels in the 1st round. Again.

        • jjyank says:

          Well, guess the Yanks can just go home now then. Season’s over.

          …Seriously? Get over it dude. CC always pitchers better as the season goes on.

        • Needed Pitching says:

          Question: If you despise this team as much as you seem to, and have so little confidence in this team as you seem to, why do you bother to follow the team???

          If you’ve given up on the season already, what the hell is the point of watching the games?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Oh good, the “they beat up on bad teams and can’t beat good teams” narrative. We were due for that this series.

      • MrPappageorgio says:

        Yeah, cause that’s what I said…

        • Havok9120 says:

          It actually kind of is. Unless “if these guys are struggling to beat the O’s, imagine what Detroit or L.A. will do to them,” carries a different meaning than you intended.

          • MrPappageorgio says:

            How do you get “beat up on bad teams” out of anything I posted? The orioles are a bad team. They’re struggling mightily against them.

            • Havok9120 says:

              Ah. So we suck even worse than that. Alright then.

              Nice talking to you.

            • jjyank says:

              So what? It’s April! Good teams struggle against bad teams at times throughout the season. It is a simple fact of baseball. How the second series of the year allows you to extrapolate so much information boggles my mind.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              And the Rangers are struggling mightily against the Mariners. It happens – it’s baseball. Just admit you’re not making any relevant points and move on.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      You don’t think either Detroit or LA will struggle at some point against bad teams this year? Someone’s new to baseball…

      • MrPappageorgio says:

        Verlander > cc

        Cabrera / Prince > A-rod / Tex

        Different team man, by a long shot.

        Someone’s drinking cool-aid

        • jjyank says:

          I think you’re drinking the Tiger-aid. So one pitcher the Tigers have is better than one pitcher the Yankees have. Two hitters the Tigers have are better than two hitters the Yankees have.

          The other 22 men on the roster have no bearing on who the better team is? Are you serious?

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          Because those are the only players on either team, right?

          Someone’s taking stupid pills.

          • MrPappageorgio says:

            Actually, I’m being realistic. this is a different year. A different look around the league. This team is the same team that that couldn’t get past Detroit last year, and Detroit has improved since last year. With the yanks, it remains to be seen. Even if A-rod stays healthy, what will that translate to? Aging ex-steroid abusers tend to fall off pretty fast. CC is not an ace. This team doesn’t have a shutdown starter in the play-offs when other teams have 2. Compound that with Girardi’s bone-head moves and it doesn’t bode championship. Postseason, yeah. But that’ll not what this team is supposed to be about.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              “CC is not an ace.”

              Your credibility after a statement like that: nonexistent.

              Ironically, the non-ace and the bonehead manager were good enough to win a championship three years ago. How soon some forget.

              • MrPappageorgio says:

                Tell us more about 2009… Lol, 3 years ago. Yep, maybe we can get Matsui and A.J back, we’ll win for sure

                • FIPster Doofus says:

                  Matsui and AJ had more to do with that championship than Sabathia, who was lights out throughout the playoffs and had a 1.98 ERA in 36.1 innings? Ha ha ha.

                  If only non-ace Sabathia could match clutch ace Verlander and his 5.57 playoff ERA. Seriously, “CC is not an ace” might be the dumbest thing anyone has ever said on this website.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              Too bad they don’t have a real ace like Verlander, that guy’s money when it counts.

            • Needed Pitching says:

              lolz

              CC’s not an ace. So there’s what … 5 or so aces in all of baseball then.

              No shut down starter for the playoffs, but your in love with the Tigers and Justin Verlander. Who’s their shutdown playoff starter. Verlander ??? He’s never had an ERA under 5 in any postseason series. In fact in his career, he has been worse than Sabathia in the postseason.

        • Needed Pitching says:

          point by point:

          “Verlander > cc” – maybe slightly
          “Cabrera / Prince > A-rod / Tex” – agree 100%, though I’m not sure why your comparing Tiger’s 3/4 to Yankees 4/5 hitters

          add to that:
          Other 22 guys on Yankees > other 22 guys on Tigers

          Not drinking Kool-aid, just judging teams by more than 3 players

          • MrPappageorgio says:

            You are straight up chugging Jim Jones personal personal cool-aid stash if you think Verlander is “maybe slightly better than CC”.

            Pitching wins the postseason usually, and the tigers staff is much better than the yanks. So is the angels, and the Rays.

            And fine, Cabrera and prince are better than cano and Alex.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              “Pitching wins the postseason usually”

              I guess that explains why Verlander, with his near-6.00 playoff ERA, has never helped lead the Tigers to a championship.

            • Needed Pitching says:

              Verlander postseason ERA – 5.57
              Sabathia postseason ERA – 4.81

              “Pitching wins the postseason usually, and the tigers staff is much better than the yanks. So is the angels, and the Rays.”

              Which is why those teams, and the Phillies, all shared the WS last season. Angels and Rays definitely have a better rotation, but also weaker bullpens.

              And Yankees pitching overall > Tiger’s pitching last year, and the Yankees will likely be better again this year. Verlander will likely be better than any other pitcher on the Yankees this year. Unfortunately for the Tigers, he can’t pitch everyday, and so far he has sucked in the postseason.

              Feel free to switch allegiances to the Tigers though, since you like them so much.

        • CP says:

          I disagree about the first point, and would like to point out that there are more than 3 people on a baseball team.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          BTW, two can play this game. Allow me to randomly cherrypick three players of my choosing:

          Cano > Raburn
          Granderson > Jackson
          Swisher > Boesch

  161. Plank says:

    I feel like they are going to man-handle Ayala.

  162. Mike Axisa says:

    Granderson with the B swing!

  163. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandy!

  164. Needed Pitching says:

    damn Granderson

    ruining the narrative

  165. Monterowasdinero says:

    The Grandymancan!

  166. Johnny says:

    Wow, that pitch was way outside and Granderson rode with it. Can they teach Teixeira to do that?

    (No.)

  167. Ethan says:

    Wow a hit with RISP!!

    • Sdjohn says:

      It was nice, but from what I’m getting is even though it’s a Yankee blog the natives get a little restless unless everything you type is pro yankee. Don’t mention bad swings or the failures and certainly don’t mention the Yankees are currently struggl– cuz that really gets em goin. Ooops did I type that out loud? My bad mike.

      • Havok9120 says:

        Sigh.

        Disagreeing with you and calling you an alarmist for extrapolating 6 games for an entire season is not unreasonable. If you don’t want people to type back to you, often in disagreement, then don’t comment. Most of us are polite enough (we’ll mock you just like you do us if you get too crazy) and use statistics more than anecdotes. Pardon us for that.

        Good evening.

  168. Tom says:

    For a guy that strikes out a lot, that was one heck of a 2 strike approach by Granderson.

  169. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, Cano used his A swing. That was a C swing situation.

  170. Johnny says:

    Heard this: Girardi will bring in Rapada if the game is tied in the ninth, will tell him to throw batting practice.

  171. RetroRob says:

    Come on, Robbie. They’re wearing Orioles uniforms. You love the site of Baltimore unis. Crush.

  172. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I obviously want the Yankees to win this game…but I’d rather loose in regulation than go to extra innings again…

  173. Johnny says:

    Jesus Montero has developed some unfortunate Euro-like facial hair.

  174. Plank says:

    Here’s some trivia:

    Melido Perez was second in the AL in 1992 with 218 Ks. Who was first?

  175. Tom says:

    Girardi found his new 7th inning guy!

    Would like to see Arod and Tex quiet some of the folks around here (it would also potentially give the Yankees 2 LOOGY’s two out of their 3 wins)

  176. flamingo says:

    Just got back in and missed part of the game – was CC struggling because of location, because he didn’t have his fastball, or because he was getting squeezed?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Fastball was all over the place. In the strike zone, but not where he wanted it. Slider was so-so. Changeup was quite good tonight tho.

      The strikezone was crud early (haven’t paid attention lately) and didn’t help, but CC was off. His big problem was out of the stretch. In the windup he looked good.

  177. SevenAces says:

    Logan, not just a LOOGY.

  178. Greg says:

    Like this move. Get the speed on base

  179. Johnny says:

    Thanks for the deflection Andiño!

  180. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Not a fan of these veggie juices….

  181. Johnny says:

    Swisher seems obsessed with picking on the first pitch.

  182. Johnny says:

    The Nunez pinch-run is a win-win by Girardi: Nunez has speed and he also enjoys committing errors, so if the Yanks don’t score the Birds will.

  183. RetroRob says:

    That was one of the worst slides I’ve seen in a while.

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

    Wooooooo, I’ll take it!

  185. jjyank says:

    Great base running by Nunez! Heads up play.

  186. Karl Krawfid says:

    The way Swish is going, he won’t make any money next year.

  187. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish you suck, couldn’t even put it in play

  188. Sabathiasgut says:

    Bullshit call

  189. Zoso says:

    Laz Diaz, go eat a bag of dicks.

  190. V says:

    Ken, shut up, that was outside.

  191. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Gonna need some sweet sweet Coltrane!

  192. William Bonney says:

    Brilliant. Not as good as Johnnys double steal but still pretty good.

  193. jjyank says:

    Ha, who thought Ibanez would be getting IBB’ed after watching his spring training? Love it.

  194. pat says:

    Ibanez is such a stat padder.

  195. Johnny says:

    Martin will get a hit.

  196. DAiello18 says:

    What a horsecrap call that was. Holy hell. That wasn’t even a good job of framing Wieters had to reach up and away. If that’s not a giveaway I don’t know what was.

  197. Mike Axisa says:

    Ibanez now leads the Yankees in stolen bases.

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

    Ibanez with more stolen bases than Gardner

  199. jjyank says:

    Also, who thought Ibanez would have two stolen bases? haha

  200. Eirias says:

    Seriously, Sterling? His peregrination around the mound?

  201. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ.

  202. RetroRob says:

    So in today’s 2012 news:

    8.7 magnitude quake off Indonesia.
    7.0 magnitude quake off Mexico.
    5.9 magnitude quake off Oregon.

    I now return you to our baseball game.

  203. Greg says:

    Yankees 3-9 with RISP

  204. Don'tcha Know? says:

    6 games of RISP Fail . . . Not much fun to watch.

  205. Johnny says:

    Can’t anybody here play this game?

  206. William Bonney says:

    Swisher has to at least swing at the ball on 3-2, close pitch. Runner on 3rd, 1 out. Make contact. He’s worthless. And now Nunez is in on defense. We’re out of pitchers. This is a nightmare.

  207. The Scheister says:

    STRIKE ZONE fail, this is awful.

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

    Well I guess Soriano’s broken nail is fine.

  209. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robinson Cano oh my lord

  210. jjyank says:

    WOW. I thought people thought Robbie was bad at defense?

  211. Sabathiasgut says:

    Crazy good

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

    Cano’s sexy and he knows it.

  213. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh my lord Cano

  214. Johnny says:

    Boone Logan = the only guy who can get Wieters out.

  215. tony says:

    Boone Logan = ROOGY

  216. pistol pete says:

    Some idiotic defensive measure had Cano in the bottom half of second basemen. I hope someone sends them the tape of that last play. It was incredible. I’ll go so far as to say he’s the best fielding second baseman in the game. No doubt has the best arm, incredible play, love Cano.

    • Don'tcha Know? says:

      Hey. Hey! HEY! Didn’t you know that Pedey’s the wicked tits?! The best guhdamn baseball playuh evuhhh!!! Gud lawd.

    • jjyank says:

      I love Robbie and his defense. I wouldn’t say the best, but I believe he is top 5. His defense is severly underrated by non-Yankee fans.

      I read the comments in the post mike wrote over at MLBTR about Cano as a extension candidate, and people were saying that Cano’s defense is mediocre and below average. The obviously don’t watch him play.

  217. RetroRob says:

    I oddly have less concern with Logan pitching as a general, all-purpose reliever I live in fear of him being used as a LOOGY.

  218. Johnny says:

    Good job, Boone. Even if we lose, I will remember you and your weapons-grade slider.

  219. Kevin G. says:

    Michael Kay: “I know it’s early, but CC looks sharp.”

    *Shit hits fan*

    • J says:

      Lol, Kay has no gauge of these things at all. How many times did we hear that after AJ got through the first inning? Could tell right off the bat he didn’t have his stuff.

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

    Girardi let’s Logan face Wieters and Reynolds but takes him out because he’s afraid of…….Ronnie Paulino?

  221. Ethan says:

    Every play with Nunez is an adventure

  222. jjyank says:

    Nunez, it is always an adventure.

  223. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunie always an adventure

  224. Needed Pitching says:

    Nunez … yikes

  225. Greg says:

    Wow. nothing original about Nunez here. 3 straight adventure statements

  226. pat says:

    I don’t have a video feed, but something tells me Nunez just had an adventurous play.. hahah.

  227. Stratman9652 says:

    At this point you just have to laugh when a ball goes toward Nunez.

  228. Randi B says:

    Nunez is like a box of chocolates…..

    lol

  229. Havok9120 says:

    Stupid feed cut out and I apparently missed the greatest 2B play ever.

    Sigh.

  230. tony says:

    Lets go Gardner. work a walk

  231. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Ayala may get ragged on quite a bit, but, so far, he’s kept the Yankees in check. Although, that may not be such a gargantuan task this early in the season.

  232. The Scheister says:

    Greggs about to get got.

  233. Karl Krawfid says:

    Remember when Kevin Gregg beat up David Ortiz?

  234. RetroRob says:

    I’m thinking what the Yankees really need tonight is a nice 16-inning game.

    • jjyank says:

      I’m really not sure what would happen in that scenario. I guess Hughes pitchers for the Yanks, but it would be ugly for both teams.

      • RetroRob says:

        I guess there’s always Swisher for the 17th.

        This game is now starting to have that feel of extra innings, where whoever is out on the mound starts throwing up goose eggs, as the hitters swing for the fences.

  235. Sabathiasgut says:

    Wonder what the percentage of gardners strikeouts are looking

  236. The Scheister says:

    They just have to swing at the ball away, no? You know its bad when the O’s play by play guys are moaning about a Yankee K.

  237. Plank says:

    That was a sweet spin move by Gardener fouling off the 3-2 pitch. Michael Jackson would be proud.

  238. jjyank says:

    Ok, so if the game goes into extras, just might have to pitch. If that happens, who takes his next start if he can’t? Do they switch Phelps and Hughes for one rotation turn?

  239. Karl Krawfid says:

    OMG Torii Hunter.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....de=gameday

    Look at the Twins/Angels latest highlight lol

  240. Don'tcha Know? says:

    Last I checked, Kevin Gregg wasn’t THAT good. C’mon boys (and Raul)!

  241. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice another check swing by Granderson in a hitters count.

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

    What’s up with these delayed strike calls from Laz Diaz? Who does he think he is, Tim McClelland?

  243. jjyank says:

    Did Mo just pitch last night, or did he also pitch the day before? Trying to figure out who pitches if the Yankees can get the lead in the top half of an inning if we go to extras.

  244. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    Soriano=Steinbrenners don’t get to make any more baseball-related decisions

  245. Sabathiasgut says:

    Giardi feverishly looking at his notebook. Hilarious

  246. Johnny says:

    Girardi has some nice color-coded charts there. Do you think Girardi spends time in Excel? I guess they just have some assistants do that stuff.

  247. Sabathiasgut says:

    No hit in this series, get ready for the walk off

  248. Ethan says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IBB

  249. RetroRob says:

    Uncomfortable with this move.

  250. Randi B says:

    They’re going to IBB Markakis???? HUH????

  251. Cy Pettitte says:

    Binderball

  252. Johnny says:

    Binder says walk Markakis!

  253. tony says:

    just stupid

  254. Mike Axisa says:

    This is the dumbest IBB ever.

  255. Don'tcha Know? says:

    So, out of three games . . . How many times have the bases been intentionally loaded in the bottom of the ninth?

  256. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Well, we certainly know Girardi doesn’t read this blog.

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

    Gotta have those righty-lefty match ups. I guess Girardi doesn’t want this to go into extras.

  258. V says:

    Gonna walk in the run. Weeee.

  259. Greg says:

    This is a better move than walking S. Rodriguez

  260. tony says:

    good start by laz diaz

  261. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    this game is over

  262. Randi B says:

    Binder Joe gets it right!!!! How about that!!!

  263. Ethan says:

    woah girardi was right wtf?

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

    Errr…ummmmm, we never doubted you, Raffy!

  265. Sabathiasgut says:

    Girardi is a genius!

  266. Johnny says:

    Soriano to Girardi: you may want to lose this game to avoid extra innings but I do not.

  267. RetroRob says:

    I mean, what I meant to writes was, brilliant move.

  268. jjyank says:

    Well it worked. Guess the binder isn’t useless?

  269. tony says:

    horrible process – good result?

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    bad process, good results

    MFIKY’d

  271. Mike Axisa says:

    That strikeout will only encourage Girardi to do it again.

  272. Hall and Nokes says:

    That was certainly foolish of Jones to swing at ball 2. Had a good feeling after that.

  273. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Girardi is a jackass for walking he bases loaded after Soriano just walked a guy on 4 pitches even though it worked out OK.

  274. Johnny says:

    Girardi is studying hard to become the next Bob Brenly.

  275. tony says:

    last year was horrible bunting decisions. I hope this year isnt the year of horrible IBB decisions

  276. Zack says:

    If we had just been able to score with the people left on,this game would be done already.
    Our offense is putrid,simply putrid.

    • jjyank says:

      Just…no. The second best (and largely unchanged) offense last year is..putrid? Right, I forgot that 5-6 games determines the rest of the season.

  277. Tom says:

    Nice job by Soriano…. got away with that 1-1 fastball down the middle, but that was some pretty good pitching (esp the approach to Andino as they just kept going up the ladder and didn’t mess around with a slider)

    Go one more with with Soriano?

  278. William Bonney says:

    Joe is a genius. He knew Soriano could get Jones to swing at his wild heat. The guy just knows baseball.

  279. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    why was nunez trying to bunt?

  280. Needed Pitching says:

    wtf Nunez

  281. Plank says:

    The IBB didn’t bother me.

  282. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunie….

  283. tony says:

    This game is like a car crash. Just so ugly, but I can’t look away

  284. Greg says:

    He’s safe. That’s a bad call

  285. Don'tcha Know? says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!

  286. jjyank says:

    Ah DAMN IT Nunez. I try to defend you, and you reward my efforts by getting thrown out on the bases in the 10th inning.

  287. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    wtf…
    .
    .
    .
    .
    dfa

  288. Johnny says:

    I was about to praise Nunez but then he got picked off. That’s not exactly Andy Pettitte picking-off out there.

  289. Sabathiasgut says:

    Stupid

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

    Nunez looked safe. Umpire was just appealing to the home crowd.

  291. Hall and Nokes says:

    Real stupid of Nunez to not get picked off like that.

  292. Tom says:

    I’ve been critical of Girardi… but that IBB was not a bad call.. Soriano is much better against righties.

    Folks also need to keep in mind Adam Jones is one of the least patient hitters in baseball and walks less than 5% of the time. Yes you introduce the risk of walking in a run, but Jones is the ideal guy to be facing (as you saw with him chasing the 1-0 pitch)

    • jjyank says:

      I’m inclined to agree. Everyone likes to make fun of the binder, but what is the binder really? Just a collection of statistics? What if that collection of statistics suggested that facing Jones offered a greater chance for success? I’m not saying that it was a 100% defensible move, but the idea has more merit than the commenters here are giving it.

      • Tom says:

        And to drive the point home further:

        Vlad, Alfonso Soriano, Miguel Olivo

        Question: Who are the only hitters in baseball last year to swing at a higher % of pitches out of the strikezone than Adam Jones.

  293. Sabathiasgut says:

    The ump was right there and still missed the call

  294. The Scheister says:

    These umps are terrible.

  295. Ethan says:

    Damn it Nunez!!!!!!

  296. V says:

    Opposite field!

  297. Sabathiasgut says:

    Beat the shift!

  298. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Nunie would have scored on that.

  299. Cy Pettitte says:

    beat the shift!

  300. jjyank says:

    Fallacy of the predetermined outcome I know…but if Nunez doesn’t get thrown out, he might have scored.

  301. Johnny says:

    HE WENT OPPOSITE FIELD

  302. Don'tcha Know? says:

    I can’t see the game but someone is going to have to tell me whether or not Swisher is swinging out of his shoes to “end” the game.

  303. tony says:

    Now imagine the ump didnt screw up and that happened

  304. William Bonney says:

    Someone tell Nunez he ain’t Brett Gardner. Joe needs to reign him in.

  305. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    the orioles look like the keystone cops on the field.

  306. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Based on the way Betances pitched today, guess it’s good he’s not the guy warming up in the bullpen right now.

  307. The Scheister says:

    Cmon Swish! Pretend the bases are empty in the third!

  308. Dela G says:

    hehehe tex!

  309. Johnny says:

    NICHOLAS SWISHER

  310. Dela G says:

    WOOOOOO!!!! SWISHA!!!

  311. tony says:

    Garbage Time!

  312. Greg says:

    GOODBYE!

  313. flamingo says:

    SWISHER!

  314. Needed Pitching says:

    fucking Swisher never ever gets a meaningful hit…

    Oh wait

  315. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Swishalicious.

  316. jjyank says:

    SWISHER!!!! Oh wait, nevermind. That was garbage time, almost forgot.

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

    Swisher? In the clutch??????????

  318. pat says:

    Fucking Swisher is such a piece of shit. Hate that mofo.

  319. sangreal says:

    more stat padding for Swisher

  320. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish! redemption

  321. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Meaningless HR by Swisher, as always.

  322. Sabathiasgut says:

    Swish

  323. Stratman9652 says:

    Garbage time homerun.

  324. thekid says:

    Swish homers, must be garbage time…

  325. The Scheister says:

    My man!

  326. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Boy, that Swisher only produces in Garbage Time………

    • JoeG says:

      He only hit it cuz he had Tex on base so he cud get an xtra RBI.. You know, so he cud pad his stats… His teammates recognized the selfishness of that play and gave him the slap treatment…

  327. Chip says:

    Garbage time homer

  328. jjyank says:

    That was awesome. We couldn’t let this game drag out too much, off day tomorrow or no, that’s huge for the bullpen to end it sooner rather than later.

  329. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nick Swish to me: “F U Pay me”

  330. William Bonney says:

    Swisher redeems himself.

  331. Cuso says:

    So. I just stopped by.

    What’s going on in the game tonight?

    :)

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

    This Mariano Rivera kid better not blow this.

  333. Robinson Tilapia says:

    See above for about 20 commenters (myself included) coming up with the same Nick Swisher joke at the exact same time.

  334. Stratman9652 says:

    The vast amount of “garbage time” comments cause this page to reload at dial up like speeds. Love it.

  335. jjyank says:

    I love you Mo. Blown save on opening day or not, it just feels so damn good to sit back and have you come into the game. I feel so sorry for every other team in baseball for the last decade and a half.

  336. Johnny says:

    Girardi lifted Nunez for Chavez.

    Good move by Girardi.

    Real vote of confidence for Nunez! :D

  337. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Who was the person who said Swisher only gets homers in garbage time?

  338. Havok9120 says:

    That was a Garbage Time homerun. Damn you Swisher.

  339. Sabathiasgut says:

    Now the strike zone shrinks

  340. Preston says:

    Swisher can never get a hit when it’s important.

  341. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees are clutch this year.

    Only late in games though.

  342. Ethan says:

    Is Mo’s velocity down a bit? He’s usually sitting around 91-92 but seems to be 88-90 his last couple of outings.

  343. tony says:

    Hopefully the Yankees don’t get this umpiring crew for the rest of the year. They have been pitiful

  344. mike_h says:

    sweep!!!!!

  345. Cuso says:

    I’m somewhat honored for being responsible for “garbage time.”

    That’s two years in a row since believe it or not I coined “Stat padding” as well.

  346. The Scheister says:

    Gotta love the shrinking strike zone.

  347. Needed Pitching says:

    thank goodness for defensive replacements

  348. tony says:

    imagine nunez trying to make that play

  349. Sabathiasgut says:

    Nunez does not make that play

  350. jjyank says:

    Wow, real glad Chavez was in there and not Nunez.

  351. tony says:

    jesus christ. these are down the middle. whats wrong with the ump

  352. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Bullpen could really use the day off tomorrow. HOW THE FUCK WAS THAT NOT STRIKE THREE GODDAMNIT!!!!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Yanks won. You can log off until the next loss now, Jimmy.

      • I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

        Your screename makes me hungry for some fried tilapia, mmmmmmmmmm.

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

        The pen’s been used pretty heavily the past two nights, and Mo got fucked on a final strike three call to end the game…where is that rooting for the loss?

        Oh wait, that’s my mistake, I assumed you knew how to read and form a coherent thought. That’s my fault, I forgot you’re just a mindless homer that always insinuates that nothing is wrong. CC, Granderson, and Cano could break their legs in a car crash and you’d still say they have a shot at the Wild Card.

  353. The Scheister says:

    C’mon Mo, throw strike 4!

  354. FIPster Doofus says:

    Why is the ump squeezing the best ever? How you gonna choke a legend?

  355. Stratman9652 says:

    3rd straight day and he’s throwing harder than he did yesterday. Amazing.

  356. Needed Pitching says:

    I ? Mo

  357. flamingo says:

    SWEEP!

  358. Johnny says:

    Apart from the IBB, this was a solid game for Girardi. Well done, Skip.

  359. jjyank says:

    Hell yeah. Good game guys. Nothing erases a wept-by quite like sweeping someone else. Bring on Pujols and the Angels.

  360. Dela G says:

    Yankees win!!

  361. Manny's BanWagon says:

    That was a sweep but it sure wasn’t easy.

  362. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Headed home .500. Not bad Yankees, not bad. David Phelps could use the time off, he’ll have some damage to do this weekend. Also, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira…wow, you can go from goat to god by the end of the night.

  363. flamingo says:

    Curtis on with Susan now – he’s a class act.

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

    This team looks old and tired or something.

  365. Dan in Atlanta says:

    Some team is looking awfully gritty and gutty for this early in the season.

    2012 Yankees, winning and breaking down sportswriters racially biased cliches. Now start winning earlier so I don’t need five cups of coffee at work every day.

  366. William Bonney says:

    I always knew we’d pull this one out. CC sure gutted out a gritty performance. What a game. What a team.

  367. Total Dominication says:

    Logan was the pog for me.

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