May
10

Game 31: Turn The Page

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Last night’s loss was tough to swallow, but the only thing you, me, David Robertson, and the Yankees can do is turn the page and focus on tonight’s rubber match against the Rays. CC Sabathia is on the mound against David Price, the sixth time the two ace left-handers have met. The Yankees are 0-5 in the previous five meetings, believe it or not. Here’s the lineup…

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

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • stuart a

    4 games behind tampa and 2 blown saves against tampa.

    problem is drob and soriano are toast for tonight, so not only do they blow the game but the pen is short tonight. move phelps to the pen when pettitte comes back and therefore have another pretty good arm in the pen.

    gardner issue is concerning. they need his taking pitches in the lineup and speed….

    • Knoxvillain

      Phelps needs to stay in the rotation when Pettitte comes back. Hughes needs to be out of the rotation or just DFA’d. I hate seeing him pitch. He had a great game the other night, but I’m not sold. Five years in the ML and he’s had half of a season as a good starter. Hughes to the pen, Phelps stays up.

      • jjyank

        I’m not sold either, but if you think Hughes should be DFA’d…well, that would not be smart.

      • Preston

        Yes let’s DFA a guy striking out over a batter per inning.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Maybe once CC would like to not have to hear that we need at least eight innings from him. Well, now he gets to hear we need 9.

  • jjyank

    Well if the back end of our bullpen is gonna be shot, at least it happens on CC day. Get it done big man!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Probably heard this by now, but in these Price/Sabathia matchups, the Yankees are 0-5.

    Need to put an end to that tonight.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nunez being Nunez.

    Hahah, oh wow.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Hooray Nunez!!!

  • jjyank

    Nunez…come on man.

  • CBean

    freakin’ nunez

  • The Melkman

    The Eduardo Nunez Experiment never fails to fail…

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    “… reaches on fielding error by 3rd baseman Eduardo Nunez”

    Drink!

    • jjyank

      I would, but I might get called an alcoholic again.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I like how Nunez has completely destroyed any trade value he had, however minimal, before this season started in a month.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Electric baby

    • jjyank

      BOOGIE WOOGIE WOOGIE

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Grand slam right here

  • Cy Pettitte

    put another run on Nunie’s ERA

    • flamingo

      Ha, if only.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Does A-Rod have to DH this damn much? Damn man.

    • Havok9120

      We’d be asking why he didn’t DH more if he got hurt a week or two ago.

      Pick your poison. Until he shows he’s still durable and has just had bad luck….

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Swish saved Nunez’s ass..we need a stat for Nunie, UnEarned Run Average.

  • The Melkman

    You gotta love these throws Swish has been making the last couple of games. Arm looks good as ever.

    • jjyank

      True. That sac fly last night in the 9th, I thought there was no chance, that throw by Swish was awesome.

  • jjyank

    Get well soon Chavez.

  • Hummingbird S.

    ridiculous inning all around… CC hits a lousy hitter on 0-1 pitch, the worst defender on the league makes another error and finally a blooper finds grass and drives in a run.. It’s a mix of bad luck with incompetence

  • flamingo

    The Yankees think he can be a viable infielder… why exactly?

    Every time I convince myself he can turn it around his next time out, he does something like this.

  • Tom

    Lefty groundball pitcher… why would you weaken the left side of the defense?

  • Need Pitching

    Seriously, don’t the Yankees need to reach the conclusion at some point that Nunez isn’t a competent major league baseball player.
    I’m all for giving young guys a chance, but Nunez is just ridiculously bad.

    • Havok9120

      I think the decision will be made at some point this season. I won’t be surprised, or even angry, if its well into the second half though.

  • mt

    Has any other team gone with a back-up infielder who can’t field?

  • Havok9120

    That was unfortunate.

    Another nice throw by Swish tho.

  • Leg-End

    Nunez gonna Nunez

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunez needs to be sent to AAA

    • The Dude

      Maybe Ron Washington can turn him into a Gold Glover like he did with Eric Chavez.

  • Hummingbird S.

    all 3 pitches in the strikezone.. wonder what he’s waiting for

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    No. Why swing? Idiot.

    • Havok9120

      Yes….because all three of those were clearly hittable. Especially that one at the knees and inside that probably wasn’t even a strike.

      Sigh.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I was specifically looking at the 3rd pitch.

        But thank you for your sigh.

        Feel free to post other bodily functions as well.

        • Havok9120

          The third pitch was an backdoor cutter that broke back over the plate. Its not like he grooved a fastball.

          *belches*

          Thanks for the permission. Really needed that one.

  • flamingo

    Good Cano is back, I hope!

  • jjyank

    Eight game hitting streak, eh? Sounds like Robbie is rounding into form nicely. Keep it up, we could use a boost in that offense.

  • stuart a

    girardi is loyal to a fault. nunez cannot field, let alone play 4 positions effectively. the love for Nunez is a head scratcher for me….

    nunez’s errors have cost this team big time this season…..

    so cc gave up an enearned run and threw probably 7 more pitches then need be….

    leiter is a moron…bj upton does not strike out alot. 11 k’s in 55 ab’s. 20% and career #’s I bet are similar. not exactly joe dimaggio 45 k’s a season.

    • Havok9120

      His K% is 8-10 points lower than his recent career numbers. That was all he was saying there.

  • SMK

    Girardi after the game: “I think Nuney’s coming along with the glove.”

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    7 pitches, all strikes…Price is coming out hot.

    • CP

      Or a large zone…

  • stuart a

    cano has 9 rbi’s, not exactly great…..

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This looks eerily like the 8th inning last night.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Great hitting by Cano and ARod. Too bad nothing will come of it because Teixera will pop up to end the inning.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      God, your head must be a sad place. Seriously, I thought I was a pessimist before this site.

      • jjyank

        I was hoping for Bonnie tonight.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

          Is she the more cheerful of the personalities?

          • jjyank

            Ha no, they’re the same. I just thought it’ be nice to mix it up from game to game.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        Why is he coming from a “sad place” when, essentially, 90% of the time, the MT25 does just that? Teixera’s predictable and he made the astute observation. You can’t fault him for that.

  • jjyank

    A-Rod over the last 2 weeks:

    .372 / .471 / .512

    Hopefully a sign of things to come.

    • Havok9120

      He clearly needs Tommy John.

      Oh, and the offense sucks.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        Teixera sucks . . . Not much of an argument there . . .

        • Havok9120

          Yes there is and we’ve had it before.

          That, however, is not the focus of most these posters. The offense in general is what most of them like complaining about.

        • jjyank

          Nobody mentioned Tex except you.

          • Don’tcha Know?

            Funny… Last I checked, Teixera was part of the aforementioned “offense”. Hmm, I could be wrong, however. Let me go check my notes.

            • jjyank

              You do that.

              • Don’tcha Know?

                Nope. You’re right. Teixera is not listed as a member of the offense. My mistake. His contributions are limited solely to Defense. Bingo, bango, bongo.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        You’re finally getting it. Unless we score at least 5 runs an inning, with out any homers (cause homers kill rallies), and our starting pitchers go at least 7 shut out innings, and Robertson even gets into a 3 ball count the game shouldn’t count as a win, because we’re the Yankees and every game should be an automatic blow out win.

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Teix, its your good side.. do something

  • Hummingbird S.

    he obviously does nothing and yet another out with RISP… this team is predictably bad right now, and there are no easy fixes

    • Leg-End

      It’s the first inning.

      • Havok9120

        He only ever posts during bad innings or at the end of a loss. He has to get his comments in while he can.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Teix really was better when he was drinking milkshakes in tex and atl.

  • Need Pitching

    un-fucking real

  • Cy Pettitte

    DFA Nunez.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Can I play 3rd?

    • Erica

      I’ll fight you for it. I throw like a girl, though.

      • jjyank

        At least “throwing like a girl” wouldn’t include airmailing it to right field.

  • flamingo

    Thanks, Nunez. Thanks a lot.

  • Erica

    The second I log on here …. NUNEZ ERROR.

    Le sigh. Hi everyone.

    • jjyank

      Welcome to defensive hell.

      • Erica

        SNED HALP DO NOT WANT

  • jjyank

    Alright…I think it’s time for a defensive replacement.

  • aRX

    WTF Nunez!??

  • Karl Krawfid

    How the hell is this guy in the majors?

  • mt

    Also it surprsied me but they said on Yes that CC has started agsinst Tampa 14 times as a Yankee and only won twice (yes, wins are overrated but not as much for your ace who you know will go 6-8 innings in a game unless he gets absolutely bombed).

    (And I remember one of those games was the near no-hiiter when he gave up a hit to Sohppach in eighth inning. Reporters were all over Girardi as to whether CC would have started the ninth if he still had no-hitter.)

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

    Just take him the fuck out.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I hope you’re talking to the sniper in the RF bleachers and not Joe G.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      and put in who? Do we still have Nix? Can he even play 3rd?

      • jjyank

        I think we have Nix, right? Can’t be worse than Nunez in the field.

      • Erica

        It can’t get any worse than Nun-E.

      • Need Pitching

        1) Nix
        2) yes
        3) that apparently isn’t a qualification for playing Nunez, but yes he has played third

      • Rich M

        A cardboard cutout with a glove taped to it could field better than Nunez!

        • Erica

          Should I get my life-sized Jack Sparrow cardboard cutout from the basement? I’ll do it.

          • jjyank

            “‘Ello darlin’, I’m Captain Jack Spar-*head gets lobbed off by line drive*”

            • Erica

              WELL, at least he slowed the ball down.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Wow…flash backs to Chuck Knoblauch…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Not sure if serious, Nunez.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Nunez has got to go. This is ridiculous.

    • Joey H.

      +1. You can only make excuses for someone for oh so long. This is not little league.

  • CBean

    Concussed or not, get Chavez in the game

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Pull him right now put in nix

  • Leg-End

    Nunez, you gotta be shitting me.

  • The Melkman

    Any JV 3B in a NYC public high school turns that double play every time.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another miss on player evaluation by Cashman and Girardi… love that he’s still in there

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    At what point do they run out of patience with Nunez?

    • Knoxvillain

      When Girardi gets kicked the fuck out where he belongs.

      • Spiff

        oaktag

  • Knoxvillain

    I try to like you, Nunez. But please die.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. This is actually getting funny.

    • Havok9120

      Unfortunately, its been funny all year. Because we expect it.

      Now do you understand why I sigh?

  • flamingo

    I love the sarcastic cheers.

    • The Melkman

      Highlight of the night so far.

  • Havok9120

    Oh that was incredible.

    And this is why I was a little peeved with the MLB taking its sweet time on Chavez’ tests.

    • Need Pitching

      Nunez would be starting today regardless

      • Havok9120

        I know he would, that’s not what I mean. I mean that, no matter how badly he screws up, he’s the guy tonight.

        Or is Nix still up? Haven’t seen him in awhile.

        • Need Pitching

          yes, Nix is still up

  • Sansa

    We can’t have Nunez committing error after error every game. If you’re going to rest Jeter and Arod as much as you are you need someone you can field. Nunez can’t field, period. He was better in left field.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      For real. I think he could make a decent 4th outfielder…but as much as I like Nunez’s bat he’s terrible with the glove.

  • wow

    holy crap this team sucks. lol

  • James A

    It would be one thing if Nunez was hitting, but hes not. This should be the last game of E-duardo era

    • NoH

      This is something that I’ve been thinking too. We keep hearing that he’s being put in the lineup because of his offense, but I’ve never really seen him as a stud offensively either. I don’t think he’s terrible with the bat it’s just that he doesn’t do enough to make up for these ridiculous errors defensively.

      • Joey H.

        No, lets be fair. For streaks of last year his bat was live. Especially when compared to Pena who can’t get the ball out of the infield. However, Pena capitalizes when the ball is hit his way.

      • Havok9120

        He’s very streaky, and when he’s hot he’s incredibly hot. Hot enough to try and shoehorn him into the lineup.

        That said, its getting to the point where you’re right. Almost no amount of offense can make up for this nonsense.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunez cheer lol

  • 718

    Suck a tale pipe Nunez!

  • NoH

    Lol that was a play even Nunez couldn’t screw up.

  • mt

    Zobrist trying to hit ball to Nunie – LOL

  • Leg-End

    Nice pick Nunez, way to be.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Is Nix still up?

  • John Henry

    Cashman please take Nunez away from Girardi.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they are actually bunting towards Nunez.. it’s that bad

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Errordo ‘No’nez

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Josh Hamilton is just unreal. I hope he can play at least 130 games this year…I’d really love to see 150+ games from him.

    • Knoxvillain

      Probably won’t happen. I’d love to see him in New York though. I don’t think he would last in this city with his problems, but I could be wrong. Doesn’t matter though, Girardi would bat him 8th.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        I don’t think he should or is going to leave Texas, they’ve supported him through everything, and he’s said in interviews that means a lot to him. But when this dude is healthy he’s a great hitter who is so strong the ball just jumps off of his bat.

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

          The Rangers aren’t stupid enough to re-sign him long-term.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

            I’m not saying it’s long term. I think every front office in baseball is smart enough to realize how likely it is for his body to break down more rapidly than that of a normal athlete. I think his largest offer is a 5 year deal, probably at 22-24 per.

      • Havok9120

        You’d love to see him in NY, but you don’t think he would last?

        Eh, wot?

        • Knoxvillain

          Yep. If he could last I’d love to see him here. But I don’t think he would last so no point in thinking about it. Plus that 189 bullshit.

    • Joey H.

      Swisher replacement? Ha.

      Actually wouldn’t be too crazy finances aside. His lack of ability to stay healthy can be some what alleviated by the DH merry go round.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        and his love for crack cocaine as well as a whole mess of other things will definitely be the opposite of alleviated with living in the NY area. Seriously, I’m a broke 22 year old living on the Jersey side of the bridge, and i know absolutely anything I want is but a phone call, or maybe two.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Put arod at 3rd and let CC hit.

  • Whatever Floats Your Boat

    I wonder if Joe Girardi’s wife ever finds him alone in the bathroom with a well-worn picture of Eduardo Nunez?

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      I actually laughed at that.

  • mt

    These errors also driving up CC pitch count whne we need him to pitch at least 8 tonight.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    That’s two unearned runs tonight.

  • Hummingbird S.

    game over with this shitty offense.. CC needs to do better

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two out hits driving in a run for the second straight inning.

    With David Price on the mound, this type of shit will drive this game out of reach in a hurry.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Careful, it’s only the second inning!!! That’s what people say, right? Doesn’t matter that David Price is pitching . . . no, not at all.

      • Havok9120

        Oh look. We’ve cut it in half.

        How surprising.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    2 errors, 2 runs.

    Fuck you Nunez.

  • Sansa

    A 2-0 deficit seems like 6-0 with the way this offense is hitting. Nunez screws us every time he plays in the field.

  • 718

    FU Nunez!

  • Erica

    I’m sure it’s been said but it seems like Nunez is the 2012 version of Gaudin.

    • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

      You mean Mitre

      • Erica

        I mean AJ Burnett.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Anyone notice grandy has a shitty arm. Other than the rest of baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I feel like we might be seeing Sweaty Freddy tonight

  • Tom

    It’s also not just the unearned runs… how many extra pitches has CC had to throw thanks to Nunez?

  • The Melkman

    Nuney’s ERA for the day is currently 10.73

    • The Melkman

      And CC brings it down to an even 9.00

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      All the way down to 9

  • Knoxvillain

    Nunez might set the fucking record for most RBIs for opposing teams in a season.

  • stuart a

    noonie with 2 erros has caused CC to throw literally 20 extra pitches.

    the guy is a joke. postgame with Girardi and his usuall bullshit… take time, blah blah blah.

    btw nice ab by tex last inning. what a shocker tex did not ge tthe run in. this is a 3 year downtrun for him, when do people admit he is not that good. the guy is a 230 hitter know, never adjusts..

    he is a joke offensively a joke….

    • Havok9120

      What else is Girardi supposed to say publicly? “I wouldn’t play him if Cash could find me someone competent”?

      • jjyank

        Heh yeah, this is Girardi, not Bobby Valentine.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunez needs to slip in the shower after the game.

  • Rey22

    Someone get Nunez off this fucking roster. Please. Zero value with the bat, and absurdly negative value with the glove. Entirely fucking useless. I’d rather have Pena and his shitty bat but decent glove in the lineup.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit that was a laser

  • The Melkman

    In Curtis We Trust.

  • Erica

    OH! Grandy! Okay! Everyone – KEEP DOING THAT.

  • flamingo

    Apparently that’s only the second HR Price has given up this season? WHICH MAKES IT EVEN BETTER.

  • CBean

    oh Curtis Granderson, I love you

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Yankees 1
    Rays 0
    Nunez 2

    That was a bomb.

  • Sansa

    Grandy still showing he can hit lefties. He should keep hitting 2nd even vs lefties.

  • Leg-End

    Granderson gonna Granderson.

  • RetroRob

    Eduardo: 2
    Yankees: 1

    It’s tough to win with a double-agent working against you.

  • Tom

    Nunez 2, Yankees 1, Rays 0…. not sure what total will be the highest tonight.

  • Kentucky Bomber

    If we are going to lose with our young players release Jones, release Chavez, release Garcia, bring up kids. Otherwise send Nunez to Empire State where he can learn his craft, whatever it is.

    • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

      And then release CC, release Jeter, release, A-Rod, release Tex. Bring up the full AAA squad!

      • Erica

        Well at least SWB would have a permanent home…

  • CBean

    wait, is Andruw hurt? Jesus did the whole team break a mirror while walking under a ladder?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Can u run a little harder, please? I mean at least make it “look” good….

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      Yeah! Run through pulling your hamstring!!! I Don’t care that it feels like your leg is being pulled off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Havok9120

    That was a great play by SRod.

  • Sansa

    Oh no, not another hamstring to an outfielder. The lineup will be even weaker if Jones has to leave.

  • Guest

    Yes, Grandy should totally hit sixth against lefties. Totally.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well Andruw looks done. OF is down to Ibanez, Swish, Grandy, Nunie and Nix

    • Cy Pettitte

      or not I guess?

      • Havok9120

        No way to know until we see if they send him back out.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    STEAL damnit.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Thank you

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunz electric

  • jjyank

    At least Nunez can do something right.

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Nunz electric walk there

  • Sansa

    Nunez trying to do everything he can to show his value.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Beckett has already given up 4 to the Indians. Perhaps he is better suited to become a full time golfer.

    • Havok9120

      Have they lit the Monster on fire yet?

      • mt

        Also heard his co-golfer Clay Bucholz when asked about Josh and golf said “no comment” – not sure that will fly in Boston.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Stewart is out most clutch hitter.

    • RBC

      This should tell you how sad our club is right now.

  • RBC

    This is a comedy of errors tonight

  • Erica

    Chris Stewart! Yes.

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

    Chris Stewart. It’s happening.

    • BK2ATL

      George Kontos who???

  • jjyank

    Man Stewart has really impressed with the bat! Seriously, what alternate universe is this?

  • The Melkman

    Way to be Stewart!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Chris Stewart > Russ Martin.

    Stop bitching.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    So I guess 2 runs against Price isn’t all that insurmountable.

    • Havok9120

      Its all luck. We suck against good pitching and the offense is terrible.

  • RetroRob

    Spirit of Nunez infests all teams at Yankee Stadium.

    Exorcist in transit.

    • Erica

      HAHA. I snorted laughing at this. What a visual.

  • flamingo

    Where’d this offense come from? I’m starting to like this backup catcher – he’s not a black hole in the lineup, apparently!

  • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

    Stewie rocks

  • Zooboy

    Hoo-weet Thins!

  • Leg-End

    Yeah Stewart nice job.

  • Sansa

    Chris Stewart does such a good job in limited duties. I think he should play more if Martin keep struggling. Nunez makes up for one of those two runs he lost.

    • BK2ATL

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but he actually might next year, if he keeps it up and Martin continues to struggle at the plate.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    THATS why you don’t wait to steal. If Nunez on first none of that happens. No 2nd run. No Stewart on 3rd.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    While Stewart likely would not continue hitting over the long haul why not play him while he has the hot hand?

    • Havok9120

      Oh well.

      Let us begin again.

  • mt

    Why did BJ think he could throw out Nunez?

  • Need Pitching
  • BK2ATL

    Babe “Skeets” Stewart strikes again. Great to see Nunez try to make something happen with his legs. Still owe CC one run, kid. Granderson is in a HR zone. Let’s go, Cap.

    Lovin’ it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    once again, Francisco weeps.

    • Electric Nunez aka the shocker

      With his 214 Ba

    • Erica

      Poor, poor Frankie.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      Poor dude isn’t ever going to sniff our roster again. I like him too, minus all the fist pumping.

      • Erica

        I actually own a #29 Cervelli name & number tee from two years ago. NO SHAME.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

          Damn the man!!! Fight the Power!

          • Erica

            YEAAAAHHH!!! Fight with “vintage” tees containing no value!

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    OH NOES!!!!!!!!!!! OUR OFFENSE IZ TEH AWFUL!!!ONE!!111!!!! WE’RE DOWN TOO RUNZ TWO PRICE!!! CC IZ NOT TEH ACE!!!!

    Oh, wait? we scored and we’re winning?!?! I’m a huge fan, We’re the best team in baseball!!! What are you talking about? I’m not a flip flopper, I stay through this team no matter what!! How dare you!

    • jjyank

      Mitt Romney is that you?

      • Havok9120

        His “position has evolved.”

        Well, that’s a President Obama quote, but you get the idea.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        You caught me. I usually dont discuss politics, but Obama totally cool with gays getting married, and I’m totally cool with this. I mean if I vote it’s going to be for him anyway, but that’s one more positive.

        • jjyank

          Agreed. Thing is, the Mitt Romney joke isn’t even partisan. It’s pretty well documented how many times he’s changed his opinions.

          • RetroRob

            They all do.

            I hate all politicians. Does that make a political comment or a non-political comment?

          • Havok9120

            No, not partisan at all as long as you don’t try to pretend he’s alone in that between the two. They’re both terrible with sticking to a position, and very good at not going on record on an issue unless its on their terms.

            Now. Back to the game. These threads are bad enough without opening a political debate.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

              I agree with rob’s comments. I hate all politicians because they all say what ever they think they need to say to get elected.

  • Sansa

    Price is losing the zone here. Walk to Nunez. Walk to Jeter. Let’s take advantage while we can.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Any time you can put Fielding pressure on the Rays, they fall apart. I’m remembering the Shields-CC pitching duel last year. If you play their small ball game, you have a better chance. The Earl Weaver 3-run HR baseball doesn’t work on theses guys
    .
    I miss Gardner.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Have there been any updates on Gardner? I never quite realized how much I cherished his company until he was gone. :(

  • Guest

    Seriously, what K do people think Hamilton will get?

    Let’s say he plays 155 this year and puts up .365/.440/.650 w/50 HR’s and 157 RBIs. As ridiculous as those numbers are, given his talent, recent performance, and this unbelievable start, I think 155 games is the biggest stretch.

    What would that kind of Bondsian performance get for a former league MVP who’s going to be 32, has crushed his body on and off the field, and the year after that Pujols K (which looks turr-ible already)?

    It’ll be really interesting to watch. My guess is, if he puts up ridiculous numbers, he gets 3 yrs 60 from someone with a club option for year 4 also at 20M.

    • jjyank

      No idea what he’d get, but I’ll be its more than 3/60. A lot more, and I really hope it’s not from the Yankees.

    • Spiff

      Lol, even if he hits .310 with 35 homers in 130 games he’ll probably get more than that.

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

    Well that’s unfortunate.

  • Erica

    OOOF. That hurt.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Just 2 runs after all that.

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

      Meh, that double play was the epitome of bad luck.

  • Sansa

    Damn, what bad luck for Swish. Damnit.

  • RetroRob

    Damn, that looked like a sure hit. That is, unless Maddon had the 2B’man, SS and CFer all standing around second, which is possible.

  • The nunez factor

    Jesus swish. Hard but right at price

    • Don’tcha Know?

      He paid the Price for hitting it too hard.

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

    So does anyone else think maybe this year is the first in a slow transition to DH for A Rod? I can only buy so much of the whole “keeping him fresh” line for so long. If that is the case, it certainly makes the Montero trade much more logical if they thought the DH spot was going to be A-Rod’s sooner rather than later.

    • jjyank

      I dunno if this is a transition, but I think knowing that A-Rod would eventually be the DH certainly made Montero more expendable.

      • Erica

        MONTERO COMMENT ALERT.

        …Kidding. We’ll let this one pass.

      • mt

        Yes, I agree Montero as Dh on Yanks with Arod and Tex contracts was stupid – but still do not know why he couldn’t be back-up catcher and part-time DH.

        He already has caught several games for Seattle (especially after Olivo injury) and the world did not end, including some good games by Felix and Noesi’s shutout. Now Yanks may have to pay big dollars for Russell Martin (even with his crappy average) or Miguel Montero given the Yadier Molina contract.

        In any case Yanks wanted potential pitching stud Pineda bad so probably all of the Jesus position speculation is moot.

        • jjyank

          Most people don’t think Montero could be a starter. And leaving Pineda’s injury and hindsight aside, a pitcher of that caliber is most likely more valuable to the construction of the team than a BUC/part-time DH is.

    • Havok9120

      I think they’re testing his durability more than anything. I’ll be interested to see if they keep him DH’ing at this rate all season if he stays more or less healthy.

      But if this was the plan for this season all along, you’re right that it makes the trade look more logical from their perspective.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    The Red Sox are really this bad, aren’t they?

    7-1 cleveland.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Nah. Beckett’s just trying to get pulled so he can enjoy another round of golf with the Clayster.

      • jjyank

        Don’t forget the beer and chicken buffet afterwards.

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

        He got his wish! He’s done after just 2.1 innings.

    • SevenAces

      I’m sure it can get uglier, which is what makes it all so amusing.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Beckett, Lester and Buchholz are so unbelievably bad right now. And LOL at their line up these days.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        Will Middlebrooks is going to win Rookie of the Year, AL MVP, AND the NL Cy Young. Haven’t you been reading ESPN?

    • Sansa

      As much of a downer as last night’s game was at least we aren’t Boston. They’ve got more injuries, a bad pitching staff and a crazy manager. We have it real good here compared to them.

      • RetroRob

        NYers are never Boston.

        That’s a good thing.

        • Erica

          New RAB shirt. Now.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I might have to change my handle to Chris Stewart #1 Fan.

    • jjyank

      You’ve got my support.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC has the Jordans on.

    Notice the ups.

  • RetroRob

    Yeah. Screw range. Make plays. I need to save my angst for the pen.

  • OldYanksFan

    Good things happening at Fenway to our beloved Beckett.

    • jjyank

      Good. Now that Poopelbon is gone, Beckett can take the mantle as my least favorite player.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Oh shit! I thought that game was in Cleveland.

      Red Sox have lost 10 of 11 at Fenway. I’d love to find a statistician who can verify the last time that happened. I certainly can’t think of a time recently.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Let’s keep the heat on Price here. I mean we’d probably have the lead right now if that line drive wasn’t directly at Price.

    PS, I’ve lost all faith in the Red Sox making this a three team race.

  • flamingo

    John and Susyn discussing the awfulness of the Sox = awesome.

    • Erica

      What are they saying??

      • flamingo

        Bemoaning Beckett and golf. It was great.

  • Erica

    Yay Robbie!

  • RetroRob

    Cano. No shift works for me.

  • Erica

    I can literally listen to Al Leiter talk about pitching all day.

    • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

      I’d love it if him and Cone had their own hour long pitching show.

      • Erica

        AH! That would be perfect. This idea should be pitched (heh) to YES.

    • Sansa

      Al is one of my favorite YES color guys along with Cone, Kenny and Paulie. Those 4 should do all of the games.

      • jjyank

        Agreed entirely. Best booth IMO.

  • Need Pitching

    ugggh…fuck BABIP

  • Cy Pettitte

    F you BABIP gods

  • Sansa

    Another unlucky break. We’re getting some good swings off Price and working the counts. It’s just a matter of time before we break through.

    • jjyank

      True that. I’ll take all the optimism I can get on game threads.

    • Professor Longnose

      Innings or months?

      • Sansa

        Innings. Have you been watching the game? A-Rod and Swish hit the ball on the screws right at people. Granderson just hit it deep to right center after hitting a HR his 1st time up. Cano has two hits. They’re seeing the ball well, just getting a little unlucky thus far.

        • Professor Longnose

          I’ve been watching. Just making jokes.

  • Havok9120

    Another one on the screws.

    Dangit.

  • jjyank

    So close.

  • flamingo

    I thought that would be a home run, Sterling, thanks.

    He was doing such a good job of toning it down, too.

    • Havok9120

      See, if we lose the game, all we’ll hear about is offensive failure from all the people who, oddly, disappeared last inning. But that’s one we just missed and two balls caught on the screws, one of which scores a run.

      • flamingo

        Yeah, they’re getting in good swings. It’s encouraging.

      • jjyank

        I just really don’t understand that concept. Why do they disappear? Do they really want the Yankees to do poorly so they can comment? I don’t get it.

        • Havok9120

          It certainly seems that way. I know it isn’t for at least some of them, but the rest?

        • flamingo

          They need to vent their frustration, I guess.

          • jjyank

            That’s all well and good, but why not rejoice when they do something well too? To me, you’re not a real fan if you can’t do both.

      • Havok9120

        Sigh. Misstype.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so many loud outs, they should pound him the 3rd time through the order

  • RetroRob

    A DH question. I should know this, and certainly did at one time,but not sure now.

    Can a DH and position player switch without losing the DH? Meaning, if Girardi decides he can’t take it anymore, could he simply flip A-Rod to third and Nunez to the DH spot?

    • Need Pitching

      no
      if ARod went in at third, pitcher would take Nunez’ spot in the lineup (not sure that’s a bad thing)

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      A-Rod could go from DH to third, but Nunez would have to be replaced in the line up.

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

      Nope. If you take the player who started at DH and move him to any position, you lose the DH. Can’t sub in another player until he pinch-hits or pinch-runs.

    • Spiff

      No, we lose the DH by switching the DH to a position in the field. But CC batting and A-rod’s glvoe is probably better than nunez batting and his glove.

    • RetroRob

      Thanks. It’s what I suspected. Still doesn’t make sense beyond it’s just a left over from when the rule was created. Instead of eliminating the 1st/3rd spin play (really??), maybe updating the DH rule would be better.

  • RetroRob

    Red Ruffing?

    Andy Pettitte?

    I’m pretty sure it’s not Ford.

    • Professor Longnose

      Ford haed two 20+-game seasons after Houk took over for Stengel, but I think Stengel held him out to face good teams and he didn’t pitch as many innings. So, yeah, he might not have gotten to 19 too often.

      Guidry had 2 or 3 20s. Not sure about 19s, though. One 18 I remember, year after the 25.

      Pennock?

      • RetroRob

        Ford had a couple 20-win seasons, including a 25 one, and Pettitte had two 20-plus win seasons and a 19, but the others were all 14-16 seasons. Ford similar because of how he was used, as you noted.

        Turns out I misunderstood the question. I thought they said there were two they were seeking, when there was only one more. It was Ruffing.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Insultingly easy Rays trivia question tonight.

    “Who hit the last home run in the old Yankee Stadium?”

    Yeah, I guess I would know that, but the final game was nationally televised, and it was amusing that Jose Molina powered up that night. I would hope most of the dumbasses in the market know the answer.

  • Havok9120

    See, if we lose the game, all we’ll hear about is offensive failure from all the people who, oddly, disappeared last inning. But that’s one we just missed and two balls caught on the screws, one of which scores a run.

    • jjyank

      Guess I’ll just post my original reply here:

      I just really don’t understand that concept. Why do they disappear? Do they really want the Yankees to do poorly so they can comment? I don’t get it.

      • Professor Longnose

        I would guess it’s not that they disappear, it’s just that they don’t feel they have anything to say. For some people, “Hey, a run!” feels like a silly comment, whereas “Sheesh! An error!” doesn’t. Others are the other way around, and some like or don’t like both kinds. I find different kinds can be intelligent, dedicated fans, and differenth kinds can be obnoxious morons.

        Personally, I go back and forth.

        • jjyank

          I get that, but you rarely see the doomsayers say things like “A-Rod’s hit really well the last two weeks” or “This pitcher’s fastball command is awesome tonight”. It’s more like “we haven’t scored in 2 innings, we’re teh doomed and old!” I just don’t see the point.

          • Professor Longnose

            Well, it takes all kinds. I suppose a chunk of it is trolling.

            On the other hand, EVERYTHING is teh doomed anyway.

        • Havok9120

          I don’t mind either type in and of themselves. Even a poster like Cuso, who I generally disagree with and who generally is on the negative side, at least doesn’t totally blank out on nights where the game goes well, only to show up if there’s a bad inning. The same can not be said for many others.

          Heck, Clyde/Bonnie may have switched to trolling, but he at least isn’t averse to the occasional positive comment.

          • Professor Longnose

            I enjoy witty, negative comments, having been raised on them. What I really hate is when someone not only has an opinion, but insists that it’s right and everyone else is wrong.

            • Havok9120

              Yes, this as well.

              Like I said, negativity is usually constructive and useful. It rarely gets to me, even when its monolithic. Negativity in spite of all reason and evidence though? And that you only voice when something goes wrong?

              That’s when I get annoyed.

      • Erica

        If there’s one thing I have learned commuting to the city 5x a week via bus and observing the general population for about an hour and a half each way, it is this:

        People enjoy being miserable.

        • Professor Longnose

          You are wise.

      • RetroRob

        Oh, you’re talking about the whiners who basically only show up when bad things are happening, and especially right at the end of the game like last night?

        There’s only a few of them. They’re probably here the entire game but by nature everything is bad to them, so they can’t engage in normal banter. Life is miserable for them.

  • Kramerica Industries

    On a more serious note, Sabathia needs to stop allowing hacks like Elliot Johnson and Chris Gimenez to reach base.

    That’s 3-4 reaching base, in relation to Sabathia’s pitching to them.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC needs a cutter for these righties

    • Havok9120

      Well….HE thinks that he throws one already.

    • jjyank

      Isn’t the changeup supposed to neutralize opposite handers?

      • Havok9120

        Yes.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Look how they crowd the plate against him though.

        • jjyank

          Meh, throw an inside FB then. CC is a Cy Young caliber pitcher, I don’t think he needs to develop more pitches.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    CC is really good but boy, why do you throw a 3-2 breaking ball to Elliot Johnson?

  • The Melkman

    I’ve heard Kay do this before too…shouldn’t it just be a “6-3 double play,” not a “6-6-3 double play”?

    • Kramerica Industries

      It is 6-3.

      But Michael Kay has to say in character regardless, I guess.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Strasburg with 11 Ks through 5 IP. Kid is straight up nasty.

    • Leg-End

      He’s in my opponents fantasy team this week along with Hamilton, I can’t catch a break.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’v got Strasburg on my team, but the guy I’m facing has Hamilton.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Strasburg fell to 81st in my league before being drafted.

        Lucky me. TJS and everything, I know, but he’s about as filthy as it gets.

  • chcmh

    nunie working his back to yankee loveland

    • RetroRob

      Of course. That’s what’s to be expected and why he’s earned the nicknames around these parts as The Eduardo Nunez Experience(TM) or the World’s Most Interesting Man.

      He’s always fascinating. I’m really not sure I can think of a comparable Yankee through the 80s.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m a huge baseball degenerate who has watched thousands of games in my life and will probably watch parts of over 1000 this year as well before it’s all said and done.

    That said, I’m stumped about this:

    No one will question the serious talent the Rays have in their rotation. David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson, Jeff Niemann, and Matt Moore might be the best rotation in baseball right now.

    But over the past three years, how have the Rays consistently churned out 90 wins when they regularly feature the likes of Sean Rodriguez/Elliot Johnson/Reid Brignac/Sam Fuld and others in their lineup, and a bullpen that has had a multi-team reject as their closer each of the past two years end up becoming a stud, along with fledgling middle relievers consistently becoming reliable shutdown arms?

    Sternberg, Friedman, and Maddon are like a triumvirate of evil geniuses. But there’s no way the Rays are this good in terms of true talent, are they?

    Or am I completely misguided? It’s ok if I am, because I often times end up being misguided with my “opinions”.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      The fewer runs you give up the less you need to score in order to win.

      • Havok9120

        And there’s, of course, tthis.

    • Havok9120

      Meh. They, much like us actually, are quite good at pickups off the scrap heap. Their MLB scouts are good just like their other scouts. That’s the simplest answer, I think, though it certainly isn’t all-encompassing. Luck and coaching also play a major role.

    • Professor Longnose

      They have an advantage in that they don’t get rattle by noise when they play at home.

  • jjyank

    Nunez trying real hard to make fans like him again.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Is it just me or does Price have a really bad pickoff move?

    • jjyank

      I can’t tell if it’s the move, but he doesn’t seem to be throwing very hard on the move.

  • Leg-End

    Nunez is redeeming himself, nice job.

  • RBC

    Who’s complaining about Nunez again??

  • Don’tcha Know?

    It seems the only way to get Nunez going offensively is to instill him with significant guilt.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Didn’t feel like swinging.

  • Karl Krawfid

    RISP fail again.

  • Erica

    Every time I see Jeter up against Price, I get giddy flashbacks to the DJ3K game. I could have sworn that as the ball flew through the air, the noise of the crowd paused for a slight second – was it really happening? Was that his 3,000th hit? – it sure was.

    Beautiful day and memories for a lifetime.

    • jjyank

      I was so pissed. I was on vacation the week before, and I kept checking every couple of days to see if he did it. Literally does it the day before I got home while sitting in an airport. YOU COULDN’T WAIT ONE MORE DAY JETERZ!??

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

        I feel you…I was away for both A-Rod’s 600th and CC’s near perfect game. Plus, because of Fox’s stupid blackouts, I also couldn’t watch the 9 run comeback against the Sox.

        • Erica

          Not seeing the comeback had to be painful! Listening to it on the radio was interesting because Sterling.

          (I was at ARod’s 600th game, too. Maybe I need to apply for the position of Nu-Kate Hudson so they can win some more games.)

          • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

            I was at what I thought was Andy Pettitte’s final regular season win – July 8 2010. 8 gorgeous innings followed by a Mo save.

            Small memories.

            • Erica

              Heh. Andy –> Mo (Mo for 2 innings??) must have been truly beautiful.

              • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

                He threw a killer offspeed pitch to Yankee Killer(tm) Russell Branyan with the bases loaded on a 3-2 count.

                And then 2 days later, Javy Vazquez *almost* outpitched Felix Hernandez. Javy Vazquez!

            • Kramerica Industries

              April 10, 2010 at the Trop.

              Was four outs away from seeing C.C. Sabathia throw a no-hitter. And he had only walked one batter in that game.

              Damn you Kelly Shoppach. Damn you to hell.

              • Erica

                D’awwww. Devastating. But still a gem of a performance!

                July 3, 2010 – Yankee Stadium

                My first game at the new Stadium, with a Brett Gardner grand slam to boot!

      • Erica

        Oh man! That’s such obnoxious timing! SO RUDE OF TEH_JETURR.

        I got tickets to that game back in, like, February. Total fluke. My dad and I picked out a Saturday game that fit in with our work schedules and that was that.

        If you remember, the game the night before (7/8) got rained out. My friend Mike had tickets to it and kept telling me that Jeter was going to hit 3K. I told him it wasn’t happening until my game – of course, I was right. The best part? We agreed that the “loser” of this bet had to buy the “winner” a case of beer.

        I’m still waiting for my case, dangit.

        • jjyank

          Ha that’s awesome. I guess the plus side of the airport was that I was at least back in the U.S. on a layover, so I could watch clips on my phone.

          • Erica

            Smartphones FTW!

  • Havok9120

    I love the Paul O’Neil food jokes.

    • jjyank

      As do I. I had a quick visual of Paul O’Neil being the “closer” in those Turkey Hill commercials.

    • Erica

      Yes! It would be silly to see him enter a hot-dog eating contest. And then win.

      • Havok9120

        My favorite Paulie moment in the booth was that 15 inning game AJ vs Beckett in ’09. It was long, even for a Yanks/Sox game of that many innings. He ran out of food and none of the concessions would bring him any. He wound up raiding the booth fridge and eating a 3 year old pack of yogurt.

        • Erica

          It’s like “Survivor: Paul O’Neill” edition.

  • jjyank

    Nice CC. If only Nunez could field, you might have a shutout going.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Miss anything since top 4th?

    • jjyank

      CC was CC, and Nunez keeps getting hits and stealing so we all stop hating him.

      • Need Pitching

        I still hate him, just slightly less.

  • flamingo

    DONTCHA KNOW!

  • Erica

    OH! CANO!

  • jjyank

    Robbie!!! He’s back baby!

  • Hummingbird S.

    now thats the Robbie we like to see!!!!

  • Havok9120

    Hehe.

    Guess who?

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    My goodness that was a BOMB

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    ribbie for robbie!

  • Professor Longnose

    Cano is definitely getting hot!

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

    Welcome back, Robbie.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hopefully this is Robbie rounding into form.

    That alone would take this offense to the next level.

  • chcmh

    price has that talking to himself look that i love to see

  • Leg-End

    BOMB, Cano is heating up.

  • RetroRob

    Way to go, Cano!

    Strange that the Rays’ best pitcher is “easier” for the Yankees than some of their other starters.

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

      They can’t hit good pitching, drrr.

  • The Melkman

    I wonder how many times Price has given up 2 HRs to lefties in the same game.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Probably never.

      I think Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Chase Utley were the only lefties to ever take him deep, period. He went two years without giving up a home run to a lefty.

      So giving up two on the same night has to be a first.

  • Sansa

    WOW! Cano is locked in now. I like the good version of Cano coming back to life.

  • chcmh

    alex on his horse

  • Erica

    Who said it here that things would start happening against Price the third time around?

  • The Miracle Stick

    I have switched my focus to David Price tonight.

    You are welcome.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Thanks, Miracle Stick!

    • Havok9120

      Memes are fun.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Come on :( we need hits with risp also :(

    • Havok9120

      Ask and receive.

  • Havok9120

    Silly double plays, ruining our chance to bust it open here.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Like that!

  • Erica

    Sweet piece of hitting from Jones! NICE!

  • Professor Longnose

    All right, they’re banging Price around pretty good.

  • chcmh

    jones tumblin’ to a ribee

  • Kramerica Industries

    Andruw picked up Curtis big-time right there.

    Three run lead for the big man to work with. Hopefully that’s good enough for him to take this team deep into the game, given the shallow bullpen.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, its been a warm spring, tho I dunno what the temp is tonight in the Bronx. Lots of short sleeves.

      I wouldn’t be stunned or dismayed if he gets to 120 tonight.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    Not bad to be up 3 runs with our ace on the mound after we were done for in the 2nd inning.

  • chcmh

    nunez asking for more forgiveness and getting it

  • Erica

    Nunez has slightly won us back. Bonus: his helmet has fallen off.

    ‘Tis a lovely turn of events, kids.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

      I love when he looses his helmet, especially because it’s natural for him, unlike my newest mancrush/mosthated Bryce Harper, who flipped his hat off on the way from first to second in a game I was watching the other day.

  • The Melkman

    Classic Nuney losing his helmet.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Is it bizarre that I actually look forward to Chris Stewart’s at-bats now?

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Damn. Guess I jinxed it.

      • Erica

        You’re not alone in this.

  • Havok9120

    BABIP felt bad for us.

    I love the slow mo helmet loss.

  • jjyank

    Ahh Nunez, you and your helmet just don’t have a good relationship, do you?

    • Havok9120

      In slow-mo too. It was awesome.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nunez has committed two errors, and reached base three times.

    Nunez being Nunez.

  • Havok9120

    Chris Stewart trying to kill all the good will by popping up a bunt.

  • Havok9120

    Good inning. That DP could’ve killed it and didn’t. Color me happy.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    Wow, with the exception of Teixera, those Yankee averages are looking fu**able, even without Gardner.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero is gonna kill the Yanks.

    • jjyank

      I’m not sure I can handle the game threads if that happens.

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

        I can only imagine if Montero homers and Noesi beats the Yankees on Saturday. Even if we win the other 2.

        On the other hand, how about if he allows the Yankees second walkoff passed ball?

        • Havok9120

          If its gonna be truly soul crushing, Montero has to crush against Andy on Sunday AND Noesi has to shut us out.

          • jjyank

            Don’t even say that! Take it back!

          • Need Pitching

            Montero is mashing lefties this year (and struggling against righties). If he’s gonna hit anyone, it’ll likely be Andy.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

            I hope Montero goes 3-3 with three empty base doubles in every game, but we win every game going away anyway.

            • Havok9120

              That would be ideal.

    • Erica

      Shhhh.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    I missed the big inning, god damn druggies needing Detoxes to pass PTI

    • jjyank

      Just tell them that their THC level will have to wait the fuck until commercial breaks.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        “yeah yeah yea, I heard you, one more test and you’re done, I don’t give a fuck, you can wait until between innings.”

        • jjyank

          “Listen pal, if you fail your drug test, it ain’t gonna be because the Yankee game anyways. Go eat some peanut butter or something until I’m ready.”

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

            “Well if you took a second to enjoy the game, maybe your dumb ass wouldn’t have gotten caught, cause you smoked in your back yard then turned the game on, instead of going on that L-Ride.”

            • jjyank

              “You want some real comedy? You don’t even need to get high at all! Just watch Eduardo Nunez starts! Boom, just saved you a shit-load of community service.”

    • Havok9120

      It was a thing of beauty. Swish bloop, Robbie homer, ARod stretched a double. Grandy rolled into a DP, but Andrew hit a booming double for the third run.

      Good stuff.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        wait, you’re telling me we got a two out hit with RISP? If I only read this board and never watched/listened I wouldn’t think such things possible.

  • Need Pitching

    6th inning defensive replacement…nice

    • Havok9120

      Yeah.

      Yeah……….

  • Sansa

    Hopefully this is a sign that Nunez won’t be playing in the field as much. Chavez can play 3rd for Alex and Nunez can occasionally play SS for Jeter. If they want his bat in the lineup they can DH him vs lefties and play Jones in LF.

  • chcmh

    cc looking nasty

    • Leg-End

      Loving it, vintage CC this.

  • Need Pitching

    filthy

  • jjyank

    Carsten Charles Cruisin’

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Prettayyyyyyy prettayyyyy prettayyyyyy prettayyyy good.

  • Sansa

    The only bad thing is CC has one, maybe two more innings left. Hopefully we can get some more runs because I don’t think they’ll use Soriano and Robertson for the 3rd straight day. Wade and Logan will probably close it out.

    • Havok9120

      What’s the temperature? I won’t be shocked if we see him pitch ~120.

      • jjyank

        I think they’ll give him that many regardless, the back end of the bullpen is pretty much toast for tonight.

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

        I’ve realized that whenever I think Sabathia has X innings left, he usually ends up throwing X+1.

  • chcmh

    nice play there, rodriguez

  • Don’tcha Know?

    What’s Price’s average pitch count?

    • Need Pitching

      106

  • chcmh

    67 degrees at game time

  • 28 this year

    Cory Wade as closer tonight is my guess. CC finishes the 8th and then Cory Wade finishes it. Hopefully lol. Either him or Soriano throws a 3rd day in a row. I am positive that D-Rob isn’t a go tonight.

    • jjyank

      It’d would probably be Wade, which is perfectly fine, especially for the wonderful 3-run lead save.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I think this is CC’s last inning.

      • Havok9120

        I think, and certainly hope, that you’re incorrect.

        Unless of course they can’t get the third out. Blargh.

  • chcmh

    cc gives up a bloop, then cc gets serious.

    • jjyank

      “THAT’S ALL THEY GET!! *ROARS*”

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        I guess I’m not the only one who pictured a big bear roar after he said that.

        • jjyank

          CC is pretty big bear-like.

  • Havok9120

    That groundball was like Cano saying “Alright, remember last night.”

  • Havok9120

    That 1-1 slider was insane.

  • Need Pitching

    CC in full on beast mode … leave him in

    • Havok9120

      This.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        +1

  • jjyank

    Wow he made Upton look silly in that AB. Beautiful.

  • Havok9120

    Cheeseburger fist pump!

    “RRRRRAAAAAAAARRRRGGHHH!!!!”

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a performance by CC

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    When CC gets pumped, I get aroused. It’s science.

    • jjyank

      I’m telling Amber on you!

  • BK2ATL

    I love watching our ace deal like he is. CC is in a major groove right now.

  • chcmh

    cc is so hot he’d get ethel mermen out

  • RetroRob

    It’s sorry to see Josh Hamilton struggle so much being distracted by his contract year.

  • jjyank

    Good god man, Hamilton has 15 home runs already? That’s insane. Some team is going to overpay for that hardcore.

    • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

      I hope hope hope it’s not the Yankees.

    • Havok9120

      Hopefully its the Red Sox.

      No! THE RAYS! That would be nice.

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

        The Red Sox can always use another injury prone player.

      • jjyank

        I wish, but that’s not the Rays style. If the Red Sox continue to tailspin I can totally see them making a move like that, likely ownership driven. But yeah, as long as it’s not the Yanks, it’s all good.

    • Alkaline

      Serious. I was listening to ESPN radio the other day about it. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t give him 5 years. But, he’ll get that with a large amount of money.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        If we didn’t have Alex, who is probably the full time DH from next year through the end of his contract, I’d give him 5 years. I’d let him play the outfield for two and DH the last 3. But I wouldn’t go a day over five years.

        • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

          I want Cole Hamels this offseason and no. one. else.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

            Meh, I still think he’s a little twat. Not to say I wouldn’t root for his success if he came here, but I just don’t like him.

          • Havok9120

            I’d rather keep the lineup playing.

            That said, I’d be ecstatic to get him. I just don’t think its optimal, and I’m pretty much convinced that Cash & Co aren’t interested unless he falls into our laps.

            JUST DON’T TRADE FOR HIM WHEN THE PHILLIES START THE FIRESALE.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

          But there would be so many clauses written into that contract that if he even sniffed the bubbly after winning the Division, Pennant, or World Series his contract would be completely void. No offense to those suffering addictions, but a hard line would have to be drawn for this case.

      • Havok9120

        5 years isn’t too insane. Its risky, but not batshit crazy considering the upside. But 5 is the absolute limit, and someone desperate for offense or really trying to show themselves as contenders will give him 7 or something.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

          Any GM that even entertains the thought of giving him 7 should be fired on the spot.

          • Havok9120

            It’ll be fun to watch.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

              I still stand by what I said earlier tonight, he stays in Texas for 4-5 years at probably anywhere from 22-25 per.

  • Havok9120

    Steve Weatherford in teh houze!

    Big Blue? Big Blue.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    Trevor Plouffe is now the starting third baseman for the Twins. I’m giddy with insults.

    • jjyank

      How did that kid get through middle school?

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

        The same way Josh Red-dick did.

        • jjyank

          That’s rough man. Kids can be cruel. I’m sure high school was fine, being a jock usually negates that stuff, but being 11-12?

          • RetroRob

            If he was always a bit bigger and more athletic than the other kids (highly likely), kick a few asses and suddenly it all stops.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

              Absolutely. Most of these guys have been bigger and stronger than most people their entire lives, it’s kind of hard to bully somebody bigger than you. see this

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMvVOJV5A6Y

              • Need Pitching

                that is awesome

  • RetroRob

    I’d like to see Boone Logan come in to close the 9th, throw nine pitches to strike out the side.

    Just because.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’m down.

  • Havok9120

    That was a heck of an inning from Price.

  • Need Pitching

    hooray for defensive replacements!!!!

    • Need Pitching

      and again

    • Tom

      x2

      Instead of 1st and 2nd (or 2nd and 3rd on the throwing error) and the tying run up it’s 2 out, noone on.

  • jjyank

    Oh look, a third baseman!

  • Erica

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I am rock hard right now…

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

    Another un-ace-like performance from not-an-ace CC Sabathia.

    • BK2ATL

      #narrativedead

    • jjyank

      But…I was told he’s been ruined since last July??

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

        Yeah Mike didn’t you hear, he hasn’t been the same guy since that rain delay last summer.

  • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

    CC would have a shutout if it weren’t for Nunez. Dominating!

  • Need Pitching

    CC is the Mother F***ing Man

  • Havok9120

    Send him back out.

    Send. Him. Back. Out.

    • jjyank

      I agree. Dude is throwing easy, stress free pitches anyway. DO IT!

  • BK2ATL

    Wow CC!!!! Guess we know who’s the real ace of the AL East.

  • jjyank

    Wow CC is just awesome. Would likely be working a shutout without Nunez at third, and the spare pitches he would have saved just might have let him complete the game too.

  • jjyank

    Gardner is smiling, just got there. Good news I hope.

    • RetroRob

      Happy Ending at the completion of the MRI?

      And by that, I mean good news.

      Okay, no, that’s not what I meant.

      • jjyank

        It was one of those cheap Asian MRI joints.

  • Pat D

    I think I saw it already mentioned, but I’m at work and skimming quickly, so forgive me.

    But I see that Mr. Beckett’s golf outing greatly helped. Anytime that Jack Hannahan and Jason Kipnis take you deep, you know you’re on your game.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Well, Kipnis is kind of awesome. Hannahan, not so much.

    • RetroRob

      Isn’t there a rapidly approaching end-date for that job?

      And, yes, Beckett got hit hard. Good news all around so far.

    • Havok9120

      Oh, it was brought up. But no one minds hearing of it again, methinks.

  • jjyank

    The Legent of Chris Stewart (TM) grows.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com The Plouffenator

    If the Mariners got in yesterday they should all be at the game tonight watching, at least that’s what I’d be doing. Especially if I was starting the game the following day.

    • Havok9120

      Meh. We’d do it ‘cuz it isn’t our career. Off days in NYC aren’t something to be squandered at work when you don’t live in the city.

    • Yankeefan Arod Fan

      They Usually Go Clubbing most teams do when they come to ny they usually dont club in there cities because of there media i no cuz ive gone clubbing with players from the reds.

  • Havok9120

    Hmmm. Sori.

    Hmmmmmm.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    CC’s pitch count?

    • RetroRob

      119.

      • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        Thx

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wait, why isn’t mo in?

    • jjyank

      Too soon.

    • RetroRob

      I don’t know, but he called wanting to know the name of your doctor.

  • jjyank

    All in all, a good series. Yanks were 1 bad inning away from sweeping their chief division rival (non-tail spin division). Good stuff.

    • Havok9120

      I shall be checking in on the aforementioned tail-spinning rival’s fans this evening.

      • jjyank

        No better night cap.

  • handtius

    hey peoples. who’s anointed sori the new closer tonight?

    • Havok9120

      Robertston’s pitch count.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Nice

  • chcmh

    can i open my eyes now?

    • Havok9120

      If I answer “yes,” how will you know?

      • jjyank

        That was impressive typing. Eyes closed and no errors.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      that’s obviously good luck, please be sure to do this in all non-mo save situations going forward

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    mo better be careful, he’s going to get wally pipp’d by soriano

  • Tom

    Nice inning by Sori… pretty cheap run but he looked solid.

    Would have been nice to have the sweep but 2 out of 3 is OK.

  • Erica

    Woot!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC’s going 32-0 this year.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    oh f, i miss you gardner

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    So Nick Swisher has been productive, and Granderson proves, again, that he can hit lefties. When does Girardi finally drop Tex to the 6th spot, and let Grandy / Swish platoon the 2nd/5th spots. It’s gotta happen sometime…