May
16

Game 37: North of the Border

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Hey now. TD Comfort Zone indeed. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

The Blue Jays have become something of a nuisance in recent years. They’ve improved but not to the point of being a legitimate contender, but they’re just good enough to give the Yankees fits whenever they play. New York is 19-17 against Toronto since the start of the 2010 season, which is far too close to .500 for my liking. Tonight is the first time these two clubs will meet in 2012. Here’s the lineup…

CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
DH Eric Chavez
Russell Martin
SS Jayson Nix

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

The game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Ivan Nova Update: Nova tested his contused right foot and sprained right ankle with some light running today and pitching coach Larry Rothschild confirmed that he will throw his regular side session tomorrow. I suppose we’ll find out if he can make Saturday’s start after that.

Categories : Game Threads

462 Comments»

  1. jjyank says:

    Woooo if last night’s game thread was anything like the game story afterwards, I’m sure glad I was apartment hunting in DC rather than on RAB.

    New game, new series. Let’s do it boys.

    • Pat D says:

      I’m at work, so I won’t really be able to participate in the game thread.

      After the game? No. No, no, no. I’m O:S with all that.

      • jjyank says:

        Can’t say I blame you Pat. That was one epic thread I slogged through this morning. I think O:S is the only strategy to deal with Duh Innings.

        • Pat D says:

          Yea, I find that if I get into one epic argument with someone, that’s the only logical solution.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            Just don’t go further than a few replies. No need to argue with anyone for more than a couple of rounds.

            ….or just make fun of him.

    • Havok9120 says:

      The Game Thread really wasn’t bad at all, at least the last third of it.

      That said, more of the inconsolable pessimists were on at once than is usual.

  2. SMK says:

    “Hey, a Blue Jay landed in my seat! Do I get to keep him?”

  3. Pat D says:

    Wow, Lawrie only got 4 games? That seems…light.

    • Arya says:

      He should have gotten 10 games. You don’t throw things at umpires. Selig ain’t no Roger Goodell, that’s for sure.

      • OldYanksFan says:

        ummmm… he didn’t throw it at the umpire. He spiked it into the ground. Ump just took the bad bounce.

        And frankly, I’d like to see umps called out for all these poor calls we see. They shouldn’t be the one’s who decide who wins the game.

        • Alkaline says:

          Regardless, as a professional, you shouldn’t be slamming the ground with your helmet like that. I’ve almost gotten a helmet to the face cause a teamate felt the need to spike it after striking out.

          Second, yes they were absolutely horrible calls. But, they are going to happen. Unless you move to an automated system or have instant replay of balls/strikes, you’re going to have mistakes.

          I think people take for granted how many right calls they get sometimes. These are plays that are sometimes hard to tell with slowing down instant replay.

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I have no cutesy words of support for Hiroki Kuroda yet. No “big man,” “SuperNova,” or “Hughaladay.” Just fucking win.

  5. Cuso says:

    Guessing A-Rod sits a full day, manyana.

    • Arya says:

      Yeah, they don’t want Jete and A-Rod playing on the turf. That’s why Joe gave Jete a day off the 2nd game of the season.

  6. Cuso says:

    Drabek is a guy they should hammer.

  7. Professor Longnose says:

    I have a weird feeling the Yankees will hit well tonight.

    First place by June 15.

  8. Cuso says:

    Wayne Tolleson’s son last night, Doug drabek’s tonight….

    Wonder if we get to meet Joe Balboni tomorrow?

  9. Havok9120 says:

    A Robbie Cano 2 out walk.

    Whoa.

  10. Kramerica Industries says:

    Could be worse.

    At least the Yankees don’t have to play games in Ottawa.

  11. Professor Longnose says:

    I once loved a girl in Canada…

  12. Good evening everybody :)

    anything terribly interesting missed?

  13. Wow…what happened to Jose Bautista? >.200?!?!

  14. Havok9120 says:

    Is anyone else watching the Jays broadcast? They’ve either put microphones on the bats, or they’ve got a guy slapping two pieces of plywood together everytime someone makes contact.

  15. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Is there a reason Sterling calls Joey Bats “Bo-tista”?

  16. Kramerica Industries says:

    Gee, what a shock.

    Yankees in Toronto, and Michael Kay’s not with the team. Lemme guess, Canadians have head-size regulations? Must eat food with condiments? I can’t recall him ever being with the team in Canada

  17. Hummingbird S. says:

    why are they pitching him away and shifting for him to pull?

  18. Hummingbird S. says:

    beautiful pitch… nice inning from Kuroda

  19. Havok9120 says:

    Nice pitch on that K to Bats.

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

    Gotta be Pujols.

    I’ve always been expecting Joey Bats to fall off a cliff (or at least not be a 40+ HR guy) and I had no idea Upton was struggling.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    Brett Nunez extends the inning

  22. Hummingbird S. says:

    if not for bad D that would have been another DP with RISP… at least some good luck so far tonight

  23. Hummingbird S. says:

    those pitches werent even close..

  24. so I’m thinking of going to a new handle…Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA Raul Ibanez. Thoughts?

  25. Havok9120 says:

    Robbie. Blah.

  26. Cy Pettitte says:

    lazydominican’d

  27. Grit for Brains says:

    Watching the Seattle game on MLBTV and wow, Jesus is definitely not a catcher. Pass ball and an error throwing a ball into left field in the first inning…three runs directly his fault

  28. teddy says:

    thanks for nothing cano

  29. Hummingbird S. says:

    garbage pitch

  30. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees love throwing off speed pitches this year.

  31. Widget says:

    Thank goodness the Kuroda deal is just a 1 year deal.

  32. eephus_pitch says:

    Working the count doesn’t mean you get the count to 2-0 and then swing at ball 3.

  33. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Toronto still stealing signs i see. Wonder if girardi is smart enough to change the signs?

  34. eephus_pitch says:

    Nice inning, gang.

  35. Wow…Vizquel is still playing…that’s something. Alex, Derek ignore that he’s like a million and still playing.

  36. eephus_pitch says:

    I just want to say- whatever hell the rest of you may be going through, I’m stuck listening to Sterling and Waldman for this game.

  37. Tom says:

    Solid approach… let’s try to pull the ball against a groundball sinkerballer.

    Is every out a groundout to the pull side so far tonight? Just a horrendous approach at the plate. I’m not against pulling the ball but there are just too many hitters rolling over on pitches on the outside corner in neutral or hitter counts.

  38. TomH says:

    A zombie team again tonight.

  39. Greg says:

    Game over. Goodbye.

  40. Hummingbird S. says:

    with this offense.. game over

  41. flamingo says:

    Well.

    That didn’t go according to plan.

  42. Karl Krawfid says:

    Turning this off.

    Have a good one folks.

  43. Arya says:

    So that’s that. At least we’ve got playoff basketball we can watch. This pitching staff is awful and the offense isn’t much better.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yes, damn them for having just the third best offense and possibly the most consistent with spreading out its scored runs between games. And all those come from behind wins….pffft.

      Damn them to Hell.

  44. 718 says:

    Another N.L. pitcher that can’t handle real big league hitters in the A.L.!

  45. eephus_pitch says:

    These Yanks definitely look poised to score 6 runs tonight.

  46. First time lawng time says:

    Yeeeaaaah this team sucks.

  47. Havok9120 says:

    Good to see that the gang is all here.

  48. ClayDavis says:

    Plate ump not helping Hirok. Both HRs came with extra outs.

  49. Rek4gehrig says:

    Playoff hockey and basketball calling

  50. OldYanksFan says:

    Can anyone tell me how the Yanks are in 1 Run and 2 Run (differencial) games?

  51. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can’t wait until Mason Williams makes the show so the Yankees can trade him.

  52. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    They are stealing signs again waiting on offspeed stuff.

  53. flamingo says:

    Guys, there’s a DISTURBING TREND going on: a two-run HR in the second, and a three-run HR in the third. OBVIOUSLY there’s going to be a grand slam in the fourth, and from the fifth on we’ll have to play some creative baseball.

  54. DERP says:

    So jj, what neighborhoods in DC are you looking?

  55. Cuso says:

    So this is annoying…

  56. Cuso says:

    Chavez just broke his foot

  57. First time lawng time says:

    Let me just make a comment about all of these injuries. With the exception of Rivera, whose injury seems legit and serious, these “injured” guys need to get over it. In all seriousness, you play baseball for a living. Baseball is not remotely physically demanding, especially when compared to the other four sports. Suck it up and be a man.

    • DERP says:

      Reminds me of this:

      Dibble criticized Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg for missing a start due to an injury: “Suck it up, kid. This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can’t have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow.” It was revealed shortly afterward that Strasburg had torn an elbow ligament and required Tommy John surgery.

      • First time lawng time says:

        None of these guys have anything similar to a torn elbow ligament.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Always great advice from a guy whose arm fell off.

        Can’t wait until they hire Joel Zumaya as an analyst.

        • DERP says:

          He actually went off on Strasburg and the Nats today on this twitter account. Guess he’s still Salty they fired him.

  58. SMK says:

    Let’s go Rangers!

  59. Lily says:

    IS IT ME OR DOES IT SEEM LIKE THE YANKEES ARE ALWAYS DOWN IN A GAME?

  60. Hummingbird S. says:

    one hit through 4 against mediocre pitcher while the #2 pitcher on the staff gives up 5 runs in 3 innings.. and some people still think they’ll go to the playoffs… funny

    • Need Pitching says:

      name 5 better teams

      • Athenian says:

        Tampa Bay, Texas, Detroit, Dodgers, Cardianls, Braves, Brewers, Nationals

        • DERP says:

          lol at Detroit

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          ….aaaaaaand Troll Happy Hour is ON!

        • Mike Axisa says:

          Detroit, Milwaukee, and Washington? LOL. Someone doesn’t watch much baseball.

          And three of those teams play in the AL.

        • Havok9120 says:

          AL teams. Its for the playoffs.

          Detroit is not better than us.

        • Tampa Bay: Line up/bullpen playing over their collective heads
          Texas: Most complete team in baseball, no arguement
          Dodgers: I laugh
          Cardinals: We could beat in a best of 7, but it probably goes 7
          Braves: I don’t know enough about the braves to break them down, but I don’t think they could beat the Yankees
          Brewers: Their pitching would be eaten alive by our line up, even now
          Nationals: Decent NL team, wouldn’t win more than 85 games in the AL

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

          Detroit 18-18 in a terrible division. Brewers 16-20 in an equally terrible division.

        • Need Pitching says:

          I was referring to making the playoffs. The five better teams would have to be in the AL. Tampa Bay and Texas definitely look better right now. Someone will win the Central. Most likely both wildcards come from the east, so the Yankees would just have to finish third in the East to make the playoffs. They are third in the East now, and I really doubt Baltimore stays good all season. Most likely, the Yankees would just have to finish better than two of Boston, Baltimore, and Toronto to make the playoffs. I think that’s entirely realistic, and think the Yankees would rightly be favored to do so.

      • Honestly…
        Texas.
        Texas.
        Texas.
        Texas.
        Texas.

    • DT says:

      Because this one game is going to dictate the future.

      • Hummingbird S. says:

        Because the sucky pitching has been there all season long, and the aging offense might not improve… only that.

        • Need Pitching says:

          and yet if the playoffs started today, they would be in (despite the sucky pitching and aging offense)

        • DT says:

          2 games ago we we’re one game out from first. The offense beat some really pitchers and the pitching was doing fine for a week+. (kuroda, CC, Nova and Hughes all had games where they pitched well in the stretch) Then two bad games, the season’s over? Fair-weather fans lol…

      • Athenian says:

        I always love responses like this. They are the standard come back to the expression of frustration by a fan simply made to chastise them or demean them in a manner that says their just stupid.

        However, when one looks at this team and the huge inconsistencies they have, pitching, fielding,especially hitting, it is not a hard jump to say they may miss the playoffs. Sure people will quote their offensive numbers but those numbers mean nothing when they come head to head with teams they should beat, teams they should hit, and yet, stubble to find a single run.

        Right now, this team is a yo-yo with no one person taking the lead. Joe gives his usual cliche responses as do the players. They tip their cap so much during the season it is a wonder they are not all on the DL with strained wrists.

  61. Professor Longnose says:

    What does O:S stand for?

  62. Cuso says:

    Chavez just broke his tongue

  63. Lily says:

    DAMN KURODA, I GUESS HE DOESN’T LIKE PLAYING N TURF

  64. 15 DAY DL says:

    This team is brutal to watch. Call me in August

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

    If the season ended today, the Yankees would still be in the playoffs as a WC team.

    For those who like to worry about the standings on May 16…

  66. Happy Happy Joy Joy says:

    Has the hat tipping started yet?

  67. TomH says:

    Hard to know what to say about this lackadaisical team. Win a couple, lose a couple, win three, lose 2, split a couple, go 3-5 go 5-3, etc.

    It really needs some sort of shakeup, whether that be by changes in the lineup, benchings, other kinds of personnel moves, etc., I don’t know. I suspect that if we were in the 70s or 80s, Joe G. might be gone soon.

    Of course, it may just be that they’re “unshakeable,” and just plain mediocre. It’s six weeks into the season now. “Early” excuses are over.

    As for the present score, no one should be surprised by it. This team plays the Yankees hard, and they’re not without talent. They’re younger and more energetic.

  68. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Oh lordy.

  69. Shawn R says:

    This team is garbage. Cashman needs to be fired. HORRIBLE pitching staff. HORRIBLE. Cant get one decent starts out of ANYONE BUT CC consistently. Disgusting overpaid pigs. Yankees.

  70. Frank says:

    Third consecutive inning runs score with 2 outs. Inability to close out an inning an issue for this team all season. Glad Kuroda is signed for only 1 year. The clock has started for getting another starter.

    • TomH says:

      And giving up whom, at what level of quality? Ain’t no one going to be giving the Yankees any bargains because soon the Nietzsche principle may come into play: “When you see something slipping, give it a shove.”

    • DT says:

      He was fine before this stinker. He was inconsistent, but had a 3.5 ERA coming into the game.

  71. Wow says:

    #hattipping

  72. Robinson Tilapia says:

    …….aaaaaand the Bud Light Girls have arrived.

  73. DERP says:

    Hiroki Kuroda with no regard for my Fangraphs The Game SP!

  74. Wow says:

    This team is hilarious… I honestly can’t get upset at the pitching when you know there’s a really good chance the offense won’t show up… I just feel bad for the pitchers.

  75. DT says:

    It feels either Kuroda strikes them out or the ball is out for a homerun

  76. DT says:

    At least all these runs Toronto scores only counts for one game! I’ll take some nice signs from the offense in the next few innings and hope they carry it over to tomorrow.

  77. Tom says:

    3-1 fastball on the outside corner…. pulled groundball.

    Outside of Jeter does anyone on this team regularly go with the pitch?

  78. Professor Longnose says:

    I’m not giving up on this game. I’ll bet you all a pile of snark the Yankees get the tying run to the plate at some point.

  79. Good Tiexiera, you get a ribbie.

  80. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Clay Rapada comes into the game.

    Clay Rapada has weird viral infection.
    Robinson Tilapia comes home from vacation with strep throat.
    Coincidence?

  81. Just started reading Duh Inning’s rant from last night…ouch. My head hurts.

  82. Tony says:

    Horrible, horrible call!

  83. Greg says:

    Nothing really good on tonight. Celtics are blowing out the Sixers. The Rangers are going to beat the Devils in their series. And this laughfest.

    • jjyank says:

      “And this laughfest.”

      Yes, we have missed your comments.

      Sincerely,

      Duh Innings

      amidoingitrite?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      The rain falls hard on a humdrum town
      This town has dragged you down
      Oh, the rain falls hard on a humdrum town
      This town has dragged you down
      Oh, no, and everybody’s got to live their life
      And God knows I’ve got to live mine

      /worthanothertry’d

  84. jjyank says:

    Boo Nix was safe.

  85. Captain Howdy says:

    What’s really amazing to me is that you can’t point to the injuries and say, “Well, that’s the reason they’re so pedestrian.”

    I think the fact is that Cashman and Co. did absolutely nothing to infuse to youth into the everyday lineup. They were shown to be lackluster and flawed at the end of last yr, and what did they do to remedy it? Nada.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Didn’t they give Nunez more playing time?

      • Captain Howdy says:

        They did, and their hands are somewhat tied by the long-term deals they’re saddled with, but there has to be a creative solution somewhere in there.

        If they paid me a few million I could come up w/a pretty good plan.

        ;)

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

      Is that you, Mr. Innings?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      You need to pick one handle and stick to it. You’re working on three this thread already.

    • Greg says:

      The Yankees are feeling the effects right now of the Steinbrenner Era in early 2000s when they didn’t develop anybody and traded all of their prospects.

      Like the mid 80s.

      • jjyank says:

        They traded, what, one prospect? If you’re comparing mid 80′s Yankee farm with 2012 farm, you are not paying attention.

        • jjyank says:

          My bad. But you can’t complain IPK and A-Jax anyway.

        • Greg says:

          I wasn’t talking about their farm system now. The lack of development in the mid 2000s and such was the problem

          Jake Westbrook
          Ted Lilly
          Mike Lowell (even though it wasn’t in this decade)
          John Axford (released, not traded)
          Tyler Clippard

          Plus if you look at their drafting for that period of time, it was awful

          • jjyank says:

            Okay, the IPK, Robertson, Nova, Hughes (if he keeps this up), Joba, Cervelli, Nunez, Gardner. All serviceable, or more, players.

            What’s your point?

            • jjyank says:

              Also, if you’re brining up players not from this decade, let’s go ahead and throw Jeter, Mo, Posada, and Pettitte on that list. Again, what’s your point?

              • Greg says:

                IPK, Joba, and Hughes were all drafted in 2005-2006, I believe. I’m talking about from the late 90s to about mid decade.

                • jjyank says:

                  So you pick a sample where they were bad and disregard the more recent successful examples? Again, I don’t really see the point. So they had bad development 20 years ago? They’ve been better recently, as I’ve pointed out, so where’s the beef?

                  “Some beef is big and some beef is small
                  But what y’all call beef is not beef at all”

                  -Mos def

                  • Greg says:

                    At some point, lack of development catches up with you. That’s the point. And yes the Yankees have done better in the last 5 years.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      Yes. So let it happen.

                      This is when we need TSJC and his microwaved burrito.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Now you’re just throwing together shit from somewhat recent Yankee history that you think will make you sound old and knowledgeable when, in the end, you know you’re not making any damn sense.

        The early 2000s and the mid 80s were two completely different animals. Completely. You can start with the sheer existence of the Wild Card.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Also,

          Poor old man
          He had an “accident” with a three bar fire
          But that’s OK
          Because he wasn’t very happy anyway

        • Greg says:

          Yes, but the actions of Steinbrenner in both times were the same thing

          Doug Drabek
          Willie McGee
          Jay Buhner
          Al Leiter

          • Greg says:

            Bob Tewksbury
            J.T. Snow

            • Greg says:

              Greg Gagne

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                Worst dropkick in the business. Oh, not that Greg Gagne.

                You’re also just looking these up on the web as you type them, as if Greg F’ing Gagne was the one that got away.

                FWIW, JT Snow was blocked by Mattingly. The Yanks didn’t dare acquire another 1B until Tino came along.

                It was dumb to trade away Tewksbury. The point isn’t that they made dumb trades in the 80′s. It’s that the 80′s and the 00′s have nothing in common. Go ahead, though, and keep on Wiki’ing transactions from the 80′s. You forgot Fred McGriff.

                • Greg says:

                  Baseball reference. Interesting look into what could have been.

                  I’m just pointing similarities. Of course the eras were different

                  BTW, Roy Smalley did have 2 good years with the Yanks so that kind of evens out Gagne

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            I do not believe you could have come up with Willie McGee for Bob Sykes by yourself.

            I remember all those trades well and, yes, there was actually a point to Al Leiter for Jesse Barfield, btw.

            Three of those trades literally completely disregarded a good young player in order to either obtain quick veteran fixes that weren’t very good to begin with in order to chase god-knows-what since there were plenty of other things wrong with those teams.

            My point is that the moves were much less ridiculous in the last decade, and they were actually chasing something. What was on par with Buhner/Phelps in your eyes?

            • Greg says:

              Yeah I know. But the similarities are there. Of course, Geroge then got suspended and Gene Michael came in and so did good drafting.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                They also drafted well because they were a last-place team drafting high. That kinda sorta helped.

                I saw the list of “current” names you provided above. Most of those names are no longer on the Yankees for different reasons than why Jay Buhner wound up in Seattle. You need to squint awfully hard to get to the similarities you’re claiming.

    • jjyank says:

      Mo, Joba, Swisher (for a little while), Gardner?

      And what did they do to remedy last year? Pineda? Kuroda?

      This team at the beginning of the season was better on paper than last year, yet that is “nada” in your book. Just because it hasn’t gone according to plan so far doesn’t mean nothing was done at all.

    • DT says:

      They got Ibanez who has a wRC+ of 133, huge up grade over other DH from last year if you forgot how bad he was.

  86. Greg says:

    I get pissed off when people say “Oh they love the human element”.

    With so much money at stake for victories, the human element shouldn’t come into account at all.

  87. Guest says:

    ROBOT UMPS

  88. Cuso says:

    That was God-awful. I mean how can you even keep a straight face. And I have to listen to the Toronto feed.

  89. DT says:

    So many goddamn Homeruns…

  90. So who thought Avengers was awesome, but feels like Batman is going to blow it away?

  91. Cuso says:

    Hey tilapia! Did I say 5-1 in the 8th? I meant 8-1, sorry.

    Sebastian Rhoden

  92. Karl Krawfid says:

    Epply is throwing some good pitches but not getting any calls.

  93. Kramerica Industries says:

    Could’ve basically guaranteed tonights results after the developments in Toronto the past two days, and the Yankees general sucktitude in Toronto since 2010 (7-12). Alas, get ‘em tomorrow.

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

      The Blue Jays are the most underrated pain in the ass team ever.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Truth.

        I’m just surprised Colby Rasmus has joined in on the fun. Goes to show how far in the shitter he is, and has been since Toronto acquired him.

        Meanwhile, his replacement in St. Louis is now the masher everyone expected Rasmus to be.

  94. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Sure, Robbie. Why not? Let’s let it all hang out tonight.

  95. chmch says:

    robbie getting bored

  96. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I had Pizza Pizza up in Toronto once. That shit ain’t pizza. It’s sort of like the Little Caeser’s Outlet Store.

  97. chmch says:

    what the expression on girardi’s face mean?

  98. The Inability to Hit with RISP (Formally known as Michaels' Pineda) says:

    This team is lifeless…

    • jjyank says:

      -1 for your handle. Boooo.

    • JohnnyC says:

      If Kelly Johnson can beat the shift with a freaking 5 hopper through the vacated shortstop hole, why can’t any Yankee batter do the same? Oh, right, Johnson sucks while our entire lineup is going to the Hall.

  99. eephus_pitch says:

    Preemptive hat-tip.

  100. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol @ Yes showing BG like he’s Bonds in his prime.

  101. RBC says:

    I’m listening to Leiter and Singleton and I disagree that the be all end all of wins is starting pitching. Hitting and defense are just as important. It just sounds like another excuse for the lack of run production on this ball club.

  102. Athenian says:

    7 runs tonight. Tomorrow night could be brutal with Hughes pitching.

  103. jjyank says:

    Anyone ever heard of The Expendables?

    Blasting their new album makes baseball loses okay.

    Yes, I am a reggae head. But seriously, extremely talented band.

  104. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Anyone notice the game ended?

  105. Pat D says:

    At this rate, I can’t wait for the post game thread. I promise to just observe.

    • Need Pitching says:

      lol … I’m just staying out completely

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Maybe sleeping, like the rest of us do, will be a good idea for some of you.

      • Pat D says:

        I could do with sleep. But I’m getting laid off in 5 weeks, and my current job is trying to be nice and bring in other employers for job fairs. So one is tomorrow and I suck at compiling a résumé, so I’ll be spending most of the night doing that.

        • jjyank says:

          Good luck Pat! I’d offer my own advice, since I am also job hunting, but since I’m not getting my desired job and am falling back to a previous position, I suppose I shouldn’t recommend myself.

    • jjyank says:

      Well someone has to put the crazies in their place, Pat!

  106. Need Pitching says:

    Yankees held to 2 runs or less in 8 of the last 16 games.
    Offense definitely struggling a bit right now.

  107. RBC says:

    So I guess everyone on the board gave up on this game just as fast as the Yanks did.

  108. even Bill Miller couldn’t stop the Jays tonight…

  109. Kramerica Industries says:

    Just to confirm what the rest of you may suspect by now…

    Yes, I might just hate the Rays more than the Red Sox, now in 2012. I wouldn’t trade a thing about September 2011 – incredible collapse that will forever be on my instant playlist.

    But, that in mind, living in the TB has jaded me so damn much against that franchise. Seeing the Rays perennially turn total schmucks like Kyle Farnsworth and Fernando Rodney into lights out closers annoys the shit out of me. Seeing them win with lineups that routinely feature Sean Rodriguez, Elliot Johnson, Jose Molina, and other shitty offensive players annoys me.

    Worst of all, the myopic assholes that form sports talk radio are insufferable with that and their boversimplified generalizations about the Yankees, Red Sox, and their fanbases (I mean, why am I annoyed at the Boston side? Principle – it’s blatant lies done just to pander to the huge bandwagon fanbase of TB sports fans).

    Fuck ‘em all. I’m comforted knowing that Texas would destroy that team, again, in the playoffs before they could ever reach the World Series.

  110. SMK says:

    We need some helmet throwers!

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