May
17

Game 38: How about some runs?

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Brett Lawrie dropped his appeal and will not play tonight. (Abelimages/Getty Images)

The Yankees have had some trouble scoring runs these last few days and really for the last two weeks or so, and I think we all need an offensive explosion for sanity’s sake. The Blue Jays are running rookie right-hander Drew Hutchinson out there, a mostly two-pitch guy with good command. Please hit him hard. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
DH Nick Swisher
3B Eric Chavez
RF Andruw Jones
Russell Martin

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Try to enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Arya

    Hughes is the only one putting up quality starts of late so I feel good about this game. Teixera shouldn’t be hitting anywhere near 4th though.

  • Pat D

    He has good command? Why does that make me think they’ll just hack instead of at least attempting to work the count?

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    A win would be nice tonight.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ROY PHUCKING HUGHLLADAY!

    • jjyank

      Drew Ponsonitchison!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    “Reggie C. says:
    May 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Both you and Robinson need to hug it out.

    Its getting funny for the rest of the board.”

    C’mere, Jimmy.

    *smoooooooooooch*

  • Monterowasnotdinero

    The Yanks and Montero have been depressing me for several days now.

    Snap out of it boys!

    • jjyank

      Montero has only been depressing you for several days?

  • Professor Longnose

    They haven’t gone on major losing streaks. Let’s hope that keeps up.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Really? Shit if I only went on some comments made on this site I’d think the Yankees are currently 0-the season.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I shudder to think what this forum would look like during a six-game losing streak…..and you know one will eventually come.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I think a majority of ledge jumpers will jump at that point and it’ll be nice and quiet for a while.

        • jjyank

          That would be a nice silver lining.

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

    Anyone else getting YES in non-HD?

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

      Yeah this is weird, half of my HD channels are coming in SD. Grumble grumble.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        HD here, Axisa. Time Warner NYC in Brooklyn.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And it just went SD. Your fault

      • jjyank

        I’m in HD here, watching on YES with Comcast in Jersey.

    • Gone Phishin’

      I’m all good, but I’m watching on DirecTv MLB Extra Innings

      Moved from NY’d

      • sum dum phuk

        You guys have HD and SD, I have 4D.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Please keep me interested and upbeat until at least the fifth inning, Phil

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Bold predictions for tonight:
    Pitches will be thrown
    Hits will be had
    Runs will be scored
    There will be a winning pitcher
    There will be a losing pitcher

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    really Derek? Really? That’s what you do? First Pitch? Really?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Here, kid. Have an out. No charge.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Hutchison First time through the line up ~.181 second time through <.300

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      >.300*

  • Robinson Tilapia

    A first inning lead!!!

  • Mykey

    I really missed this Cano guy.

  • Arya

    Robbie Cano dontcha know. There’s some good news.

  • jjyank

    yeahhh Robbie!! Maybe he’ll smile in the dugout after this and piss off a couple of people who think baseball is so serious.

  • CBean

    yay a run!

  • The Dude

    Moar runz pleeze.

  • CUYanks

    Considering Jeter has been around for forever and has had a great career and has, what, 500 or so doubles (and same with Arod), makes me see Cano at 300 doubles already as very impressive.

    • The Dude

      I heart extra base hits.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Honestly if he continues on his current career path, one has to believe his career ends with a plaque in upstate NY.

      • jjyank

        I would like that very much, plus it would make me feel smart for choosing Robbie as the one jersey I would splurge the $170 for 4 years ago.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          I picked Joba. :(

          • jjyank

            Ouch. I can’t blame you, I certainly considered Joba. I didn’t want a jersey for a guy that was older, I wanted to pick a guy who was home grown and would be with the team for awhile. So Joba was definitely part of my thought process.

            Ultimately I went with Robbie because A., he’s awesome, and B., even when he’s not on the Yankees, I feel like #24 is usually occupied by a good player. So after he’s gone, hopefully the next guy to wear 24 is a star, and then I can pretend its his jersey too haha.

            • Gone Phishin’

              I did the same exact thing with the same exact results…I’m just hoping they’ll retire 24 when he’s done

          • Professor Longnose

            Don’t give up. Everyone hearts Joba.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              Yeah, but I thought he was going to be a starter at the time.

              • jjyank

                He could still end up being the closer. I love me some D-Rob, but you never know.

  • Mykey

    Thank God. I thought this weird new strike-throwing Hughes was re-emerging.

  • Ivan

    Hughes getting squeeze…

    • Leg-End

      This ump zone is some bullshit.

  • The Dude

    Phil Hughes ladies and gentlemen.

  • Tom

    This isn’t the Mariners lineup…. could be a long night.

  • jjyank

    Nice Hughesy!

  • Professor Longnose

    Phil Hughes Ks Jose Bautista. Whattaya know.

  • CBean

    ok Hughes– we need some length from our starters. More strikes please.

  • jjyank

    Wow, Hughes’ fastball looks good tonight.

  • Professor Longnose

    2 K’s…ah, that could happen to anyone.

  • Professor Longnose

    HUGHES!!! YAAAAAAAAAH!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phil! I like when he just blows people away instead of trying to get too cute with the cutter.

  • Mykey

    Impressed with Hughes there. Refound his control. I am pleased, at least until next inning when my irrational reactionism will return.

  • Need Pitching

    way to settle in Phil
    now just do that with fewer pitches

  • jjyank

    Good sign right there. Heart of the lineup with two men on and no outs, the three straight outs, 2 by strikeouts.

  • vin

    (gruff voice)
    Forget about the cutter Hughesy… give ‘em the heater.

  • RetroRob

    Nice recovery. Overpowered three righthanded power hitters in a row. I like 94/95 Phil better than 88 Phil last year.

  • VinRae

    Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuges!

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Hughes came back phucking huge that inning. Probably coast him ~30 pitches though =/

  • Arya

    27 up, 27 down. Baseball immortality for David Wells! I can’t believe some people thought Boomer didn’t deserve his own Yankeeography.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      still don’t.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        btw formally “The Plouffenator,” who brought up what a terrible idea it is.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          formerly****

        • jjyank

          This is a note for Erica that your man is still here. He didn’t run away after posting a solid 2012 FIP.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Haha, I could try to post a better one…but I feel like it would be in vein.

            • jjyank

              *vain.

              Sorry, I had to.

              • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                You know, I had vain. Then changed it to vane, then thought no, it’s vein. I should’ve googled it but didn’t

                • jjyank

                  This is why I love Macs. I have a dashboard app that serves as a dictionary/thesaurus. Comes in handy quite often and is quicker than google.

                  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                    As a Google Chrome user…how dare you say anything is better/faster than Google!!

                    • jjyank

                      I have Mac AND Google Chrome. So I guess I win.

                    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                      Haha, you should look into rockmelt then, according to my friend it’s “google chrome on crack” The only reason I’m not trying it is this is my work computer, and I felt bad enough downloading Chrome…but I just wasn’t using IE.

                    • jjyank

                      Hmm I’ll check that out.

          • Erica

            FIP! MY FIP! You’re now sort of Raul Ibanez? I cannot keep up with you and your sneaky ways.

    • RetroRob

      I didn’t realize there was a bar for Yankeeographies! It’s not the HOF. To have one, a player should have contributed to the Yankees and be interesting. Boomer certainly qualifies on both fronts.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        One of these things is not like the other
        Goose Gossage
        Ron Guidry
        Andy Pettitte
        David Wells

        • jjyank

          Meh, Yankeeographies are just a way for YES to fill space. They can’t keep it too restricted. Wells pitched a perfect game and had an interesting persona, so why not? I don’t want a Wells plaque in Monument Park or anything, but I’m cool with a Yankeeography.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Alex Rodriguez should get a Yankeeography before David Wells.

            • jjyank

              True, but I also don’t like Yankeeographies for players who aren’t done yet. Just seems dumb, since they’ll have to redo them in a couple of years.

              • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                You mean like Jeet’s and his 3 or 4?

                • jjyank

                  Yes, and I agree that they should have chilled out on the Jeter Yankeeographies.

        • RetroRob

          I know one of the producers for Yankeeographies, usually meet up with him a couple times a year. I’ll express your displeasure. : -)

      • The Dude

        Um. No. Yankeeographies are basically for Yankees royalty. As much as I like Wells I don’t feel like he is deserving of one. Next thing you know Jon Sterling and Michael Kay will get a Yankeeography!

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          As much as The Dude irritates me, he’s absolutely right.

          • The Dude

            Sorry I annoy you. I will try to tone down my prissiness and pessimism.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              Wow, thanks dude(pun absolutely intended) I just feel like everybody would have more fun watching the game if we wanted/expected positives.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          You can’t predict Yankeeographies

      • eephus_pitch

        I don’t mind a Yankeeography, just don’t retire his number. The Yanks already retire too many numbers.

        • RetroRob

          Exactly. A Yankeeography is basically a video produced in conjunction with YES and MLB Productions about interesting or noteworthy Yankees. Being an all-time great like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle will guarantee a video. Other than that, being a more recent Yankees with lots of video to build the piece is key. Heck, Hideki Matsui has one, but Roy White doesn’t. Eventually they are going to have to move down a level or two on these if the series is to continue, which it will.

    • Cy Pettitte

      “Hey Coney, why don’t you have a Yankeeography?”

      • RetroRob

        +1

  • Anon

    Umm. Umpire is giving Hutchinson everything and Phil Hughes nothing. This ends only one way. Blue Jays will hit many homeruns and Yankees will not draw any walks.

  • Need Pitching

    wtp again

  • The Dude

    So it’s going to be one of these kinda nights where Yankees hit balls right at people and miss homeruns by a foot. Awesome.

    • Professor Longnose

      I’m not sure if I prefer that to the nights where the Yankees strike out 7 times and hit 20 groundballs to the shortstop.

  • parmesan

    0-2 then stops attacking. Why. Just go after him like you were to begin with Hugheselberry.

    • jjyank

      Hugheselberry? I thought we were going for Hughlladay or something that make him a better pitcher, not an injured center fielder.

      • parmesan

        Lol, I dunno, I like Hugheselberry. Oft injured, enigmatic youngsters with 1 good big-market-seasons to their names. Granted, The Berry’s season was vastly superior, but hey. :)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’re still one of my favorite cheeses.

  • Hummingbird S.

    As a brazilian, I wish the Yankees win 6-1 and Gomes hits a HR..

    • Professor Longnose

      Are you here in the US now?

      • Hummingbird S.

        Nope, Rio.

        • Professor Longnose

          Well, that’s totally cool, watching the Yankee game with someone in Brazil.

          • Hummingbird S.

            where are you at?

            • Professor Longnose

              New York. Actually, about 80 miles north of the Stadium.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Jeter with his best Nunez impression.

  • Need Pitching

    defense has been rather shitty lately

  • Hummingbird S.

    Derek Nunez

  • mt

    More bad defense extending innings

  • Need Pitching

    Phil really needs to be more ePHicient

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      At this rate he’ll be out by the Phiphth or sixth inning.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I phope he phlasts until the phevenpth.

        • Need Pitching

          heh, I think you’re doing it wrong

          • Robinson Tilapia

            The spit on my monitor says otherwise.

  • OldYanksFan

    Dere6 Jete6

  • Cy Pettitte

    one more error tonight and Jeter is on a bus to triple A tomorrow

  • Tom

    2 scoreless, but Hughes is on pace to go 5 innings… Going to need to throw something other than a fastball (he’s thrown I think 5 non-fastballs out of 42 pitches)

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Lol at Sterling/Waldman having a love fest for the Reds, who we aren’t even playing yet.
    Favorite PR guy: on the Reds
    Favorite manager: Dusty Baker
    Favorite player: Miguel Cairo

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Speaking of the Reds, I saw the greatest T-shirt ever today on someone. It had the Rick Ross lyric, “Everyday I’m hustlin….” with a pic of Pete Rose. I need that shirt.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I want it.

  • Mykey

    I know the days when A-Rod was our best hitter are gone, and in reality he’s probably like our 4th best hitter or something along those lines, but I still just feel like this lineup is entirely different without him.

    • OldYanksFan

      ARod is having a poor year so far, but OPS wise, he is 11th of 26 of 3Bman with 100 PA.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Strike 3 to Derek was a strike, but hasn’t been called one all game until that pitch.

    • jjyank

      Looked a tad low to me. Borderline, but the reply seemed to show it juuust slightly below the knee cap.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I’m going By Gameday and according to that it was in the rectangle that represents the low outside corner

        • jjyank

          Can’t argue with that I suppose, but I still thought it was just a tad low. I’m not blaming the ump, it is too close for that.

  • Need Pitching

    did I just witness a Yankee exploit the shift?

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Shhh!!! it’s like a baby deer, we don’t want to startle them, just act natural!!!

  • jjyank

    Well that’s gotta be the weakest double I’ve seen in awhile. I’ll take it though.

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

      Didn’t Melky once hit a double literally off Farnsworth? I think I remember a comebacker hitter Farnsworth in the foot and flying into the stands for a ground-rule double.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Can you find video of that? It sounds too funny and I don’t remember it.

  • OldYanksFan

    I love how Jeter NEVER argues with the HP Ump…. simply has an intellectual conversation about the nature of the pitch.

    • jjyank

      Because Jeter is classy.

      I’m looking at your, Lawrie.

      • jjyank

        *you

  • nedro

    Here comes Tex to Kill the Rally!

  • Hummingbird S.

    thankfully we still have Teix getting plenty of RBI chances…

  • Erica

    GODDAMNIT TEX.

    Here’s an eye-rolling gem from my dad before, commenting on that kid Gomes, “We should have someone like that in the organization — OH WAIT, WE DON’T.”

    /trollingaboutMontero’d

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Hey dad, Gary Sanchez says hi.

      • jjyank

        Tell him about Mason Williams Erica! A Yankee center fielder with the last name Williams? What’s not to like?

        • Erica

          That takes so much effort!

          • jjyank

            I know, it’s hard. The casual (and by casual, I mean non-internet Yankee blog whore) fan doesn’t hear about prospects until they’re much further along. You might just have to suck it up until Mason makes it to AA!

            • Erica

              Yes! I keep referring him to RAB and then nothing. Go Mason, GO! PLEASE make it to AA because reasons!

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              who are you calling a whore!!! I’m a one Yankee blog man!

              • Erica

                You proposed internet marriage, ya trollop.

                • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                  yeah…and to quote the Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m a monogamous man, no more one night stands.”

                  • Erica

                    Womp womp

                    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                      If this is an Archer reference….you just win at life, congrats.

                    • Erica

                      No no, though Archer is pretty funny. Just sounds. Just making noises. It’s better than booing at the TV.

      • Erica

        If it’s not Montero, they don’t exist.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          I feel like a lot of the fans who “follow the farm” have the same mindset as your dad.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          If it’s not Scottish, it’s CRAP!

          /fatbastard’d

          • Erica

            Trolololo!

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

        So does DBJ, Mason, Austin.

        • Erica

          I keep telling him to read RAB and he doesn’t listen.

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

            You gotta at least get him some Dotf’s!

  • Greg

    Boggles. The. Mind.

    I just don’t know of an all around great hitter who devolved in a matter of three seasons when age wasnt involved.

    If anybody knows any examples, let me know

    • nedro

      Derek Jeter, April 2010 – July 2011?

      • jjyank

        Pretty sure that would have fallen into the age-related category. Sure, he’s surged since, but middle infielders drop off pretty quick, and at the time age was the blame.

        • nedro

          Agreed, at the time it was, but more recent performance suggest otherwise.

          • jjyank

            Right. But I think the question was more like “what 30-32 year olds have dropped off like Tex has”. Jeter was older than that at the time, so I don’t know if he counts.

            • nedro

              OK,then how bout Mauer? Not that he’s completely “devolved”, but he certainly is a shadow of what he was three-five years ago. Although I suppose the park factor is the main culprit.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Bret Boone?

      Oh wait….

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

      David Ortiz 2009-mid 2010?

    • Greg

      If the trend continues maybe Albert Pujols

    • OMG! Bagels!

      wouldn’t everything be age-related?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Could be PED related

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Adam Lind.

      BOOM.

      • Greg

        Possibly but the only problem was that he was inconsistent before his crash. He only hit .300 once and that was the year before the crash. Tex consistently put up .300+ averages.

    • A.D.

      Bit of a stretch, but Ben Grieve, all around “great” might be a stretch, but fell off a cliff going into his prime

      • Greg

        Injuries according to his wiki page. I use wikipedia for things that can’t really be lied about.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The next close call that goes against the Yanks, Girardi is going to get himself run. Just have that feeling.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      He was peeved about a bunch of calls last night, and it’s the last game of the series so you don’t have to worry about the ump holding a grudge the next game…so I could see it.

  • Tom

    Surprised they just didn’t intentionally walk Cano there. (Though a 2-1 change and 3-2 change is one of those… let’s see if he chases or we can fool him)

    Why is Tex hitting 4th (even with ARod out)…. I’m assuming Girardi wants to break up the switch hitters, but why not hit Swisher 4th and Tex 6th.

  • VinRae

    Why is that second pitch a ball? ugh.

  • Arya

    Too many balls. Almost a 1-1 ratio. He’ll be lucky to get through 5. Hopefully he can at least keep the runs to a minimum.

  • The Dude

    AL East is so tough this year. I feel like all the teams in the division are just beating each other up.

  • jjyank

    Damn it.

  • Erica

    Bautista is good at hitting the baseball. Goddamn.

  • nedro

    WTF, not there, Phil!

  • Tom

    Yeah keep throwing those cutters…

  • Kramerica Industries

    Could’ve left it to the Yankees to turn Bautista’s season around.

    • Will The Thrill

      Yup. Yanks can’t let the guy beat them. And also a fly ball pitcher and the AL East is not a good combo. Sigh. Poor Hughsie, can’t get a ground ball to save his life.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Talk about a meat ball…86mph high and centered. Shit I could hit that.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      For the record: still think we win this game. But that was a baaaad pitch.

  • Widget

    Yeah Hughes. You give up that lead.

    • Erica

      By one run… one run lead. One. Run.

  • Greg

    Absolutely no confidence right now. None.

    • Widget

      You should probably see a doctor about that.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I left the North
      I travelled South
      I found a tiny house
      And I can’t help the way I feel
      Oh yes, you can kick me
      And you can punch me
      And you can break my face
      But you won’t change the way I feel
      ‘Cause I love you
      Oh…

      And is it really so strange?
      Oh, is it really so strange?
      Oh, is it really so, really so strange?
      I say NO, you say YES
      (and you will change your mind)

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Hah, this is great because I love The Smiths.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’re just egging me on.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            I’m just saying The Boy With A Thorn in His Side is one of my favorite songs of all time.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              The first half of “Louder than Bombs” is still some of the best shit ever.

      • Erica

        Hair metal songs, please?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Just for you, and because this is both still my favorite song of the era and you probably don’t know it…

          My love, our love is stranger than paradise
          I’ve had enough, I can’t put up with this sacrifise
          Cause I’m a street hero, a street star, oh, and I’m a rebel at heart
          It’s not you, it ain’t me, it’s our love baby, can’t you see

          Why did you take me to the top
          Oh no, oh no, our love is stranger than paradise
          Oh no, oh no, stranger than paradise

          My love, I don’t wanna keep you hanging on
          I’m gonna tell you right now – right now
          I’m gonna tell you what it’s all about
          All my love for you, it made me do things I would never do

          I can’t go on, I gotta let go
          Oh no, oh no, our love is stranger then paradise
          Oh no, oh no, stranger than paradise
          Oh, oh no

          • Erica

            Sleez Beez? I just looked this up. They look like Skid Row! This is fantastic.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              One-song band. A great song, though.

  • nedro

    and, exhale….

  • VinRae

    Just give us a quality start.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      So we can lose 3-2.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    FWIW, I still think you could go far worse with a Yankeeography than David Wells.

    • Professor Longnose

      You could do Stump Merrill.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I will they did one on the lost faces of that era. I miss you, Chuck Cary.

        • Professor Longnose

          Andy Stankiewicz.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Stankie the Fucking Yankee.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Matt DeSalvo?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Christian Parker.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Ooh that’s a good one.

    • Erica

      Scott Proctor.

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

        He will forever be remembered for giving up Longoria’s walkoff homer in game 162.

        • Erica

          YES, and that alone deserves a Yankeeography.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Yankeeography: The Greatest Loss in Yankee History

            • Erica

              I wonder… is there a docu made yet about game 162 from last year? With all the games? I’d watch that.

              • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                As would I. That was honestly the most exciting night of baseball I remember since the 2003 ALCS game 7

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Heh, probably. I think Tino and even Clemens should get one first though

      • Need Pitching
        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Wow, I missed both on Wiki.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        MLB had a “Greatest Games” series where you got the radio broadcast of classic games on CD. I bought my mother-in-law the Wells perfect game for Christmas once.

        It was special enough a moment. Really.

        Just my opinion.

        • Erica

          What a great gift and what a bad-ass MIL!

    • Pat D

      They still haven’t done one on Bill Dickey, which boggles my mind.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Carl Pavano, Kevin Brown or Javy Vazquez.

  • James A

    Why is every team we play dramatically shifting against all of our lefty hitters, and why aren’t they all bunting all the time until it stops? Also, James Mcdonald perfect through 4 against the Nats with 9 strikeouts, he has a nasty curveball

    • eephus_pitch

      1. The fielders are shifting because it’s been working.
      2. The batters aren’t bunting (or hitting the other way, at least) because they’re either stubborn or just don’t know how.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Wow, 9Ks through 4? that’s impressive.

  • Professor Longnose

    I can’t think of any Blue Jays Hall of Famers. I’m drawing a blank.

    • Pat D

      Winfield, Rickey, Niekro.

      All had very brief tenures with the Jays, but Winfield and Rickey got rings out of them.

      • Professor Longnose

        I thought of Rickey but couldn’t place him as a Blue Jay. Padres I remember.

        • Kramerica Industries

          He was on the ’93 World Series team, I believe.

    • Widget

      Roberto Alomar

      • James A

        Paul Molitor

        • Widget

          Alomar is the only player in the Hall of Fame with a blue jays hat. Molitor went in as a Brewer.

    • Greg

      Roberto Alomar?

    • SMK

      Dave Stieb might belong in there. He was awesome.

      • Pat D

        His career was too injury plagued so he had a shorter peak.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He was Mr. Fucking Blue Jay, though.

    • Small Potatoes

      Roberto Alomar.

  • SMK

    I get Hutchinson’s strategy: I’ll just walk everyone until I get to Teixeira again.

  • Will The Thrill

    Just like MLB is going to eliminate the Jeff Nelson first to third move, they should also eliminate defensive shifts.

    • eephus_pitch

      They should eliminate the “it scraped the jersey, that’s a HBP” rule first.

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

        They should expand instant replay first.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Robot umps!!

    • Professor Longnose

      First thing I would do if I were King of Baseball would be to stop catchers blocking the plate.

      • Will The Thrill

        So…

        Robot Umps
        No catchers blocking the plate
        No defensive shifts

        Did I get everything?

  • Need Pitching

    for fuck’s sake

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team might set a record for GIDPs

  • Greg

    Swisher should have pulled an Albert Belle and ran him over

  • Kramerica Industries

    All this team can do right now is shoot itself in the foot.

  • Need Pitching

    Swish needs to run Johnson over there

  • Leg-End

    DP every single time, might as well just bunt now.

  • Widget

    Nice going Eric Texeiria

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’ll come out and say it on here: It’s my birthday tomorrow.

    • Pat D

      Sappy Birthday!

      How old?

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        lol “sappy” Birthday

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Old enough that my first musical memory was the late Donna Summer, but not old enough to feel bad about myself over it.

        • Pat D

          Sad about Donna Summer. Especially since the Grammys are so far away so she won’t get as good a tribute as Whitney Houston did.

        • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

          Ha-ha, I’m right in that sweet spot myself. Happy birthday.

    • Erica

      Birthday, yeah!! The Yanks need to win tomorrow!

    • jjyank

      Happy B-Day dude. Yanks are gonna win one for ya.

  • Will The Thrill

    Argh. I hate double fucking plays. When will the ball ever find a hole? Dammit!

  • CBean

    please Andruw, do something here!

    • CBean

      …that’s not what i meant. I should have been more specific.

  • eephus_pitch

    Man, what happened to Andruw Jones? I thought that guy was a sure-fire Hall of Famer. At one point. Now he looks like Marcus Thames against righties.

  • Athenian

    Well at least they are consistent.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Happy Hour has begun!

      • Athenian

        Happy hour? Oh that is right, I comment and jackass responses begin. That was a good one. I am still laughing…

        • jjyank

          Yes, we’re the jackasses…riiiiight.

  • Tom

    Time for another inning of high fastballs / hoping Phil doesn’t hang one of his secondary pitches.

  • Pat D

    That’s funny that Leiter didn’t know Winfield and Rickey because he was on the ’92 and ’93 teams that those guys were on.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He probably remembers his ring in Florida better since he was always hurt in Toronto

  • Athenian

    Honestly at this point, Joe’s jackass stubbornness refusing to try a new line up is as much to blame as this ineffective offense.

    This constant belief that this will turn around anytime soon is of no comfort because the at bats are not getting better, just the same night after night.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      please Athenian, grace our small minds with an optimal line up shake -up that will get this team magically rolling again.

      • eephus_pitch

        I don’t think there is one. They’re just going to continue playing like crap until they stop playing like crap. Waiting for that to happen is frustrating, but there aren’t any easy answers.

        • Erica

          I wonder if Athenian is Duh Innings. I want to hear this lineup…

          • Athenian

            Who is Duh Innings?

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              Another poster, who isn’t only in favor of a line-up shake-up, but an outright fire sale.

              • Pat D

                I’m convinced he’s been banned.

                Which actually makes me sad.

                • Erica

                  Someone else will step up and carry out his ideas and his legacy will live on. Just you wait and see. It’ll happen.

                  • Pat D

                    Yea, but I developed an emotional investment in him. I was never treated/accused of doing things I didn’t do by anyone else quite like him.

                • jjyank

                  I’ve seen his lineup shakeup idea weeks ago, and I didn’t want him banned then. But his responses the other night were unacceptable, and I will shed no tears if he was banned. RAB is better than what he was bringing to the table the other night.

              • Athenian

                Fire sale is stupid. That solves nothing.

                • jjyank

                  Tell Duh Innings that.

                  • Athenian

                    Apparently he is banned.

                    • jjyank

                      Well good.

      • Athenian

        Wow nice response. Keep hammering that round peg into a square hole.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Ok, that was an immature response to a comment that was meant to inflame and anger the general commenting group. We were both wrong. However, you have presented an argument, that being the members of the line up could react favorably to a shake up in said line up. Defend your argument, preferably using the new line up you would suggest using.

          • Athenian

            Which comment was meant to inflame and anger? Mine was not. I don’t like Girardi. I don’t think he is a good in game manager. I think he has less faith in players than Torre did. I personally think he needs to go, but Joe Maddon is not available. And in 2009 the Yankees won despite Girardi’s managing, not because of it.

            I’d try this for one night.

            Jeter
            Martin – make him bunt a few times NL style
            ARod/Cano/grandy
            Cano/ARod
            Ibanez/Swisher
            Swisher/ibanez/jones
            Tex/jones
            Chavez
            Jones

            Completely unorthodox but removes Tex from a serious run producing spot which might help. Use Cano to provide protection to ARod or Grandy.

            • Pat D

              I don’t know if I’d let Martin hit 2nd right now. He looks as lost as Teix. Maybe he’d see better pitches hitting between Jeter and whoever, though.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              That’s actually not a bad idea. Now how hard was that?

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              You know, honestly besides Martin batting 2 that isn’t that balls out crazy. I’d personally do
              Jeter
              Arod
              Granderson
              Cano
              Swish
              Ibanez
              Tex
              Jones/Chavez
              Martin

              • jjyank

                I would sign on for that lineup. I like it.

                Yanks can always move things back if different players get hot, but this groups all the better (so far) hitters together.

              • Athenian

                Of the everyday players who have batted second, Martin holds the lower strikeout percentage. Higher walk percentage and knowing his ground ball tendency should be a clue to put Jeter in motion.

                • jjyank

                  True, but A-Rod has the OBP, but not the power, which makes him a better candidate for a 2-spot than the 3-4 he’s currently been occupying.

                  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                    This is why I did what I did.

                • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                  I just feel like that Martin is just as lost at the pate as Tex, so batting him second is about as useful as leaving Tex in the middle of the lineup.

    • Will The Thrill

      Completely agree. Girardi seems like he’s managing in 1990 instead of 2012.

      • Erica

        That’s cool, I didn’t realize Jeter was in the Majors in 1990!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          High school aged Jeter > Alvaro Espinosa.

          • Erica

            Heh.

        • Athenian

          What does that even mean?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        What is that even supposed to mean?

        • Erica

          Is this directed toward me?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            No. It’s a total setup for Will the Thrill to tell me 1990 was the Dark Ages or something.

            • Erica

              OH. Will, go for it…

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      waiting…

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        still waiting for this line up that will save the day…I even asked like a non-jerk up there…

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Jeter
          Granderson
          Rodriguez
          Cano
          Athenian
          Swisher
          Jones
          Gardner
          Martin

          • jjyank

            I laughed.

  • Erica

    Sigh.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Why would u throw him a curve? He can’t hit your heat…..AT ALL

  • Arya

    Well Phil held em off as long as he could. You can only throw 95 for so long and then you start hanging your other pitches. I don’t see this offense breaking through.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Hutchinson’s gotten lucky quite a few times thus far. I disagree.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Cano should have dropped that ball and turned two.

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

      There were no force plays.

      • Pat D

        So?

  • RetroRob

    Runs, please.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Smoke and mirrors, fellas. Smoke and mirrors. Keep it up.

  • RetroRob

    Hughes had a good curve his last time out. Did he leave it in NY? Fastball heavy tonight.

  • Nathan

    Man, this offense is down right offensive. I would have liked to say that Tex is off to a slow start but he hasn’t looked right in a long time. Martin is stinking up the joint and Cano/Grandy aren’t hitting consistently so…blah.

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

    Man if Bautista misses that ball … inside the parker potential.

    • flamingo

      Inside the park HRs are my favorite play in baseball, I think. Oh well. It definitely would have been a triple.

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

        Depends on how Bautista recovers. If he pops right up and runs it down, it’s a triple. If he puts his head down and jogs on over, maybe Jeter gets around.

  • RetroRob

    Yeah, right. Bautista’s “skills” as a 3B’man caused that play. Poorly played.

  • aarpyanks

    a decent line up and hughes is back to being 80 pitches in 4 innings.

    This team is old and kinda sucks… if we dont make it this year i wish we come in last so that there are some decent picks.

  • CBean

    Come on Robbie, drive in some runs here.

  • Professor Longnose

    Tie the score or suffer my wrath!!

    • Pat D

      What shalleth be your wrath?

      • Professor Longnose

        I didn’t really think it through that far.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Lead Researcher for “Yankeeography: Athenian.”

        • Pat D

          How ’bout now?

          • Professor Longnose

            I’ll give them another inning or two.

    • Need Pitching

      didn’t work this time
      Tex fears no wrath

  • Tom

    Three run HR for Tex here…. he’s due.

  • nedro

    Here comes Tex to Kill the Rally! Again!

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      nerdo, do you post at anyother time than directly before a Tex at bat, and directly after a Tex failed at bat?

      • nedro

        Yes. Occasionally.

      • nedro

        Just trying the reverse jinx in a futile attempt to get him going. Silly, I know.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        haha. Intentional error methinks.

  • DERP

    Robinson Canope

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    That Bautista luckbox feels huge right now. Can’t catch a break.

  • Erica

    Oh my effin GOD

  • nedro

    Surprise.

  • Greg

    3-40. Has anyone ever seen a stretch like this?

  • Arya

    Teixera has probably left close to 1,000 men on base this season.

    • Will The Thrill

      I feel like Hamilton would have 100RBI already if he had all the chances with men on base that Tex has had.

    • Need Pitching

      101 including 5 today, worst on the Yankees
      Cano is a close second at 100 LOB

  • Pat D

    This is when Duh should show up.

    • Erica

      I think we need him.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Like we need genital warts.

      • jjyank

        NO!

        • Erica

          Jokes! Jokes. BREATHE.

          • jjyank

            *breathes*

            Sorry, I forgot.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Tex couldn’t get the job done.

    Shocking!!

  • Leg-End

    Sky is blue, water is wet and Tex pops up.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Tex pops up right into the narrative.

  • eephus_pitch

    I don’t think they win in 2009 without Teixeira. I’d still make that deal, every time.
    With that said… UGH. Enough, already.

    • flamingo

      Yeah, pretty much. I’m hoping that he’s just not feeling well, and that he’ll start producing as soon as he feels fine.

      But it’s starting to feel more like grasping at straws.

    • Pat D

      Something that has always worried me was the possibility that they made all those moves prior to the ’09 season and they’d only get 1 title out of it. Like the Celtics when they brought in Allen and Garnett.

      But, still 1 > 0.

      • Greg

        You could say the same thing with A-Rod. We only got one title out of him.

        • Pat D

          Well I suppose you could lump his new contract in with all of that.

  • yanks or death

    tex is a dog

  • SMK

    Oh, plouffe!

  • Erica

    Realistically, can Tex be benched? Or is there something in his contract that says he can’t? He is plain pitiful to watch.

    • Small Potatoes

      Care to take Adam Lind off our hands?

      • Erica

        Would I be the first lady GM? Say it ain’t so!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I will shank you before that happens.

          Love,
          Kim Ng

          • Erica

            HA

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Straight up? Hell yeah.

    • Professor Longnose

      I suppose he deserves it, but in favor of who? Anyone else would be a defensive downgrade, and it’s not like the Yanks have someone on the bench pounding the ball and waiting for playing time.

      • Erica

        I don’t know. Pure irrational thinking.

        • Professor Longnose

          The best irrational thinking is the purest.

          • Erica

            I see what you did there.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I’d take anyone with an OBP above .300 until he gets his act together.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that curve was filthy.

  • sum dum phuk

    If Hughes can throw that curve all the time, he’d be our number 2

  • Greg

    Who would have thought that the dimensions of a stadium could bring down such a great hitter?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      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
      God knows I’ve got to live mine

      • Greg

        Did I mention any “woe is me” stuff?

        I just said that the lure of the short porch in Yankee Stadium has destroyed Tex as an offensive player.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I love that song.

          I actually agree with you. Improper use of meme foul.

    • nedro

      The Mets say hi. Wait…

      • JobaWockeeZ

        They don’t have great hitters outside of Wright and even then CitiField only screwed him for a year.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Yankees have too many #7 hitters & #4 starters on their team.

  • flamingo

    Oh god, Feinsand and Susyn talking about Joe “sending messages” to his players.

    He won’t drop Tex to the six spot, and you think he’ll bench someone for a week?

    • eephus_pitch

      At least it’s more interesting than Suzyn and John rhapsodizing about reconnecting with Miguel Cairo when the Reds are in town.
      This really happened.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Wax poetic

      • Erica

        Really? Oh, how we must all long for the days of John and Suzyn figuring out how to place an online order for pizza.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          that was the most infuriating conversation to listen to. I’d rather them regal me with stories about Miguel Ciaro the rest of the season then talk about that again.

      • flamingo

        …I’m glad I missed that.

      • Pat D

        Yea, they also told me how Hughes was just blowing the ball by every hitter. Then I get home just as Joey Bats goes deep.

        But it seems that other than the high pitch count, Hughes has been OK.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        +1 it did it was awful

      • Robinson Tilapia

        That would absolutely happen.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Still waiting on that guaranteed rise in his BABIP.

  • nedro

    Wingardium Leviosa!

  • Professor Longnose

    I think the Yankees ought to start wearing camouflage so that the hitters will think no one is on base.

  • Pat D

    What’s more shocking? That they are 3-40 with RISP over the last 5 games or that they’ve had 40 RIPS AB’s in the last 5 games??

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s pitiful. It really is. There’ve been enough good licks to give Hughes a nice lead.

      You can’t be rationally negative on a Game Thread, though. Save that for the daytime threads.

    • JohnnyC

      What? Waiting for a 3 run homer isn’t fun as heck?

      • Pat D

        Earl Weaver always thought so.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Chavy bomb coming

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      We’ll take it……..I guess…..

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Just wanted to get that rispfail on the board.

  • Anon

    Hamilton in 2013 please.

    • Pat D

      Nah.

      • Need Pitching

        if it was ONLY 2013, hell yes.
        long term deal = disaster waiting to happen

  • DERP

    Bryan Mitchell with 5IP 5K 0BB 0ER 6GO-2FO so far tonight.

    • The Dude

      Wow. I just realized that all of our good/interesting prospects are at least 4 years away from the majors. Depressing. This is life post-Montero.

      • Pat D

        Well, according to someone, Mason Williams should be the LF next year.

        • Need Pitching

          well if Bryce Harper can do it …

          • Pat D

            I meant to ask if he honestly thought Mason = Harper.

      • DERP

        Yeah so Bryan Mitchell just struck out the side in the sixth. 6IP 8K now. Only 74 pitches.

    • jjyank

      Beautiful. I know Mike is a huge fan, hopefully his prospect love is well-placed. I’m hopeful.

  • Erica

    ZombieChav!<3

  • teddy

    now chavez doubles, is a little late

  • Erica

    FOR THE LOVE

  • Pat D

    Andruw seems to have been pretty worthless lately.

  • nedro

    Fucking Puh-thetic

  • Greg

    3-41. .073

  • SMK

    I’m ready for some football!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not if you’re a Jets fan.

      • Greg

        I actually think the Jets will do well this year. Easy schedule and nobody is expecting them to do anything.

        • Pat D

          Tebow!!!!!

          Starting!!!!!!!!

          • Greg

            Tebow’s not gonna start unless he beats Sanchez in training camp or Sanchez completely fails.

            • Pat D

              Call into Francesa and tell him that. He’s already convinced that Tebow will start based upon what the Jets say publicly.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Sorry Greg, but if Tebow starts…the Jets are doing a whole lot of nothing this year. I still thin Sanchez can be at least average, if not slightly above. And I’m a Giants fan.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I’m perfectly fine with Sanchez if he has the right supporting cast. I also still have no clue why Tebow is here.

              • jjyank

                Why don’t they take all the quarterbacks who can’t throw….AND PUT THEM ON THE JETS!!!

  • Arya

    Something has to change. I’d start by sending a message and moving Teixera down to 7th tomorrow.

    • your mom

      Does it really matter where anyone bats at this point?

      • Arya

        Yes it does. Swisher and Ibanez have been better than Teix. Not saying much but at least those two have shown signs of life at times.

  • JohnnyC

    Jack Curry?@JackCurryYES

    Before Hutchison’s six solid innings, rookies were 3-0 with 1.67 ERA in 4 starts vs Yanks in 2012. Starts by Chen (2), Darvish & Smyly.

    This, of course, is just an urban legend.

    • Greg

      Same thing happened a couple of years ago.

  • Arya

    Yanks with RISP 3-41.
    Gomes 1-1.

    • eephus_pitch

      In other words, the worst-hitting NL pitcher has as good of a chance to get a hit with RISP.
      That seems impossible.

  • DERP

    Yeah so Bryan Mitchell just struck out the side in the sixth. 6IP 8K now. Only 74 pitches

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    FYI: if this team could hit a lick, Joe would’ve let Hughes finish the 6th.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    great play by Cory Wade.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Haha. Singleton with the Freudian slip: ” this call to the book….er bullpen is sponsored by..”

  • Robinson Tilapia

    World’s Shittiest Squeeze

  • Professor Longnose

    That wasn’t a very safe safety squeeze.

  • Need Pitching

    thanks for the free out

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Wholly shit, they pulled a Yankees

    • Erica

      Maybe the tables have now turned.

      • nedro

        Or not…

  • mt

    thanks God he threw home -Cano was not at first.

  • Arya

    We’ve got 3 innings to run into a HR. Ibanez and Swish have been close so my bet is on them. If we’re lucky someone will draw a walk before that HR.

  • DERP

    So how much would it take to sign Shaun Marcum after the season?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I like Shawn Marcum.

    • DERP

      Nevermind, he just allowed a home run.

      Do not want.

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      69 million over 6 years

  • JohnnyC

    I would DL Teixiera…for multiple reasons. He needs to get over his flu-like symptoms and clear his head of his hitting issues. Maybe some perspective would help him make some real adjustments. Or maybe not. But, he’s not going to be a hero playing thru this.

    • nedro

      ok, so, Swisher @ 1st? Then who’s in RF? Ibanez? Wise? Or Chavez at 1st… then what happens when he shatters?

      • JohnnyC

        It’s 15 days, LOL. It’s only May 17th. Remember last season when Jeter went on the DL and came back like a house on fire? 2 weeks off the field might make a big difference for Tex.

  • DERP

    Mitchell up to 10K and 0BB in 7 innings.

    • jjyank

      Wow. That’s just awesome.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Yankees minor league pitchers have been rolling lately.

  • Zooboy

    scout: the Yankees can’t hit a lick right now. It really does not matter what the pitcher throws.

  • Need Pitching

    make him pay, Curtis, make him pay

    • Need Pitching

      not exactly what I had in mind

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Grandy, make use of this reprieve.

  • Professor Longnose

    E2, Brutae.

    • flamingo

      This is pretty awesome.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    If Martin has dropped that it would have ignited a7 run rally

  • Erica

    Whatever

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    So…umm…Greg, Athenian…where is this ledge that you guys hang out on?

    • Greg

      In my mind. Emotional fragility, Self Confidence

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m about to reply to my own comments with Smiths and Cure lyrics.

    • Erica

      And late-era Queen lyrics, too.

      • Greg

        Try Innuendo. Fantastic heavy power ballad

        • Erica

          YES

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I fucking love that album.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    E-2.

    Has there ever been a Catcher with the last name “Brutus” ?

  • ClayDavis

    Kevin Long should be on the hot seat

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Thankfully, the people who make decisions about his job security understand baseball.

      • JohnnyC

        Not that I think Long needs to go but are you saying Mike Sciosia doesn’t understand baseball?

    • eephus_pitch

      I don’t see how it’s his fault. Everyone can see what the hitters are doing wrong. They have to correct their own mistakes.

      • jjyank

        This. K-Long has done an admirable job for the most part, 6 weeks of an underachieving offense does not put him on the hot seat.

        • ClayDavis

          6 weeks? Every season guys go not these absurd collective slumps. Situational hiting has been atrocious for years now. The lineup consistently makes pitchers they’ve never sen before look like Cy Young candidates.

          • eephus_pitch

            And yet they’ve somehow won 5 WS since ’96.

            • JohnnyC

              They’ve somehow only won 1 since 2000.

              • jjyank

                That’s still pretty good. Not many teams win more than 1 WS in a decade. That’s a bad bar to set.

              • eephus_pitch

                The playoffs are a crapshoot. If you run into a hot goalie… wait. Wrong sport.
                Still, short series are a bitch.
                Witness two weak Cardinals teams winning two WS in as many tries.

          • jjyank

            And yet they make the playoffs just about every year. And the playoffs are a crap shoot and having nothing to do with Kevin Long.

            So…stop overreacting. Please?

  • Erica

    I still don’t want to go to Saturday’s game.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Por que?

      • Erica

        Meh. :(

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

          You know what’s the great thing about a slump?

          There’s a hot streak right around the corner. And if you get too down on them, you’ll miss it.

          • Erica

            IIIIIII know :(

            • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

              There’s some ice cream in the fridge.

              • Erica

                Bronx Bombers Sundae???

                • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

                  Enough to make your brain freeze.

              • jjyank

                Nah I ate it all.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Votto. You have to.

      • Erica

        Go… Reds?

        Painful.

        • jjyank

          ..Votto is on my fantasy team?

          • Erica

            Go Votto?

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Just satin it’s be a shame to miss the chance to see an elite LHB who will forever play in the NL. It may be 2017 before the Reds come back

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I’ll go in your place :)

    • Robinson Tilapia

      GO TO THE GAME.

      • Erica

        UGH BUT

        • Robinson Tilapia

          But what? Erica, it’s Yankee Stadium. Even when they lose, something good comes out of it. YOU. MUST. GO.

          It’s also the Saturday of MY birthday weekend.

          • Erica

            Fiiiiiiine, I’ll go and celebrate your birthday!

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    nice start from hughes today. not great, but serviceable. good job

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      He kept them in the game but with this offense, unless you throw a CGSO you’re screwed.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Other than length, nothing wrong with the start.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Anyone else ever notice the random smiley face at the bottom of the page below the comment box?

    • Erica

      Yup! It’s so cheerful.

  • Greg

    Goodbye

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  • Erica

    wtf

  • flamingo

    Ugh.

  • rawbrain

    game over

  • eephus_pitch

    The Yankees have turned Arrencibia into Mike Piazza.

  • Arya

    And that’s the ballgame. A good outing by Hughes wasted. Hopefully not a whole season wasted.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    That’s one way to make up for an error.

  • Widget

    I dislike this JP guy alot.

    • Small Potatoes

      That’s too bad, he always speaks so highly of you.

  • cjc

    With how this team has been hitting that will about put things out of reach

  • rawbrain

    i really wish we had gardy back. theres no excitement. it would have been exciting to watch montero grow this year. this team is boring right now

  • nedro

    At some point the pendulum’s gotta swing back, right? For maybe more than 5 or 6 games, I mean?

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Nah, they’re going to bat .087 with RISP as a team for the rest of the season. Maybe until the world comes to an end.

      You know, my dog thinks like that. When the last treat comes out of the bag he thinks they’re gone forever, never to return. Humans are supposed to be more evolved than that. Unless they root for the Yankees.

      • jjyank

        Haha I enjoyed that, thanks.

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

          WOOF!

  • Lord Snow

    This team is cooked. Me thinks a visit by Cashman is right around the corner . . . And why the f**k can they not win in Toronto? Damn this AL East. Damn it all to hell!

    • jjyank

      Right…the team that makes the playoffs every year (minus 2008) needs to be fired. What a chump.

      • Lord Snow

        Uhh . . . what? Looks like someone is a wee bit confused. Chump . . . Hahahaha, how old are you?

        • jjyank

          No team is “cooked” by May.

    • TomH

      I keep trying to explain to y’all why they can’t win in Toronto. THEY GET ALL EXCITED UP HERE at the chance to beat the NEW YORK YANKEES. It’s a Canada vs. America thing, no matter how many Jays are Americans-born. For them it’s an I’ll-teach-that-country-that-didn’t-hire-me opportunity. And Torontonians never got over an early 70s delirium that led them to believe they would pass NY as the top city on the continent. So victory over NY washes everything away. The stadium is all excited, happy, FULFILLED. It’s contagious and passes to the players.

      I compared it to Purdue’s famous victories over Leahy and Parseghian teams years ago (when ND was the Yankees of Football — ANY football).

  • rawbrain

    time to watch “the searchers” for the first time. its gotta be better than this

    • ArchStanton

      It is. It’s so hyped up though that the first time I saw it I was a bit underwhelmed, plus I hate white guys playing Indians. But it’s really good.

      • rawbrain

        hahah ok so i should drink some more whiskey before i put it on. i fell asleep on it last night after getting too drunk watching the game which was painful

        • jjyank

          Again, why was I called an alcoholic a couple of weeks ago? Just saying. Where is Plank and handitus now?

          • rawbrain

            must not have been on the boards that night. nothing wrong with some sour mash whiskey

            • jjyank

              I agree, I’m not saying you have a problem. But after a comment about having a beer to keep me sane during writing my last final paper of my academic career, I was called an alcoholic. Yet other people discuss whiskey and tequila on a regular basis, yet, I have the problem. Again, not saying you do at all, but Plank and handitus made that wonderful logical leap for me, and I still don’t understand why.

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            You’re only an alcoholic if you go to meetings or drink before noo….11am on a regular basis.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I’m on antibiotics right now. If not, this was definitely a top shelf bourbon kind of night.

              • rawbrain

                agreed. i only start in night time and if I had top shelf it would be that kind of night. its just boring too watch the yanks right now. they need some energy

              • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                definitely pouring myself a glass of Johnny Walker Black when I get home.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I never knew you were one of my elderly uncles. They love that stuff.

                  I don’t think it’s bad, but I’d love to have a shot of someone else’s bottle of Blue.

              • jjyank

                Can I say that I’ve been drinking tonight without being called out on it? Because I have. Girlfriend broke up with my yesterday, still waiting on job offers, and the Yanks have been losing. Soooo Captain Morgan sounds like a solid companion.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Fuck Captain Morgan. Upgrade to Matusalen. You won’t regret it on a night like this.

                  • jjyank

                    Do you not remember the part where I am an unemployed recent graduate? I gots no monies.

            • TomH

              If you drink between midnight and, say, 5 am, are you OK?

        • Pat D

          The ending always makes me cry.

          But unless you go to IMDB and spoil yourself, you won’t know why.

          • rawbrain

            hopefully its not as sad as this team right now. but i will prepare myself. thanks

  • SMK

    Axisa asked for runs. I guess these stiffs weren’t listening.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    This sucks. I guess I’ll come back later to read DoTF.

  • eephus_pitch

    Suzyn just informed me that Darren Oliver knows how to pitch.

  • rawbrain

    garcia = game is lost

    • MB

      He’s actually done well in relief though.

  • Lily

    what a frustrating stretch. frustrating to watch. coming into the seasn i did not think we would have problems offensively.nothing is going right

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well, you turned the Caps Lock off. That’s something going right.

      • jjyank

        Baby steps.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Tonight’s question – “How about some runs?”

    Nah, try again.

    (And make that nine times being held to one run through 38 games. This offense is fucking abysmal.)

    • FIPster Doofus

      And they’re on their way to falling to 0-9 when not hitting a home run. Awesome!

    • Need Pitching

      9 times with one run or fewer ties them with the vaunted Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins offenses

  • Lily

    it feels like the alds series against the tigers mind fkd them and its carried on to this season

    • FIPster Doofus

      How so? Didn’t the Yankees start 20-20 last season?

      • Kramerica Industries

        They started fairly well, and it was a six game losing streak in mid-May that put them at 20-19.

        This team has consistently won three/lost three and never actually progressed any significant distance away from .500.

      • Lily

        i didn’t say the 2011 season, i said the alds

        • FIPster Doofus

          So what was your excuse when they were 20-19 thru nearly a quarter of last season? Did the Rangers series mind fuck them?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …..with the Miracle Stick, of course.

      • The Miracle Stick

        WHAT? I would never…

  • Kramerica Industries

    Another lost series up in Toronto.

    7-13 there since 2010 began.

    Fucking brutal.

    • TomH

      And oh you should have heard them at the hot dog counter, laughing and sneering at how the mighty had fallen and would never be mighty again. It reminded me of the early 1990s, during their glory days, when they expected the Yanks to kiss their ring (which they kept in their back pocket). It’s going to be hard dealing with them on a daily basis if–as they plan–they finish ahead of the Yankees this season.

  • mike_h

    ugh fan on field

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I always love it when even the most progressive baseball announcer turns into a death penalty advocate when someone runs out onto the field.

  • mike_h

    well this sucks

  • Robinson Tilapia

    It doesn’t matter if we all die
    Ambition in the back of a black car
    In a high building there is so much to do
    Going home time
    A story on the radio

    Something small falls out of your mouth
    And we laugh
    A prayer for something better
    A prayer
    For something better

    Please love me
    Meet my mother
    But the fear takes hold
    Creeping up the stairs in the dark
    Waiting for the death blow
    Waiting for the death blow
    Waiting for the death blow

    • botz

      100 Years!

  • RetroRob

    “Game 38: How about some runs?”

    Well, they got one, but that’s only a run, not runs.

    I don’t think the Blue Jays’ pitcher pitched all that well. This one is on the Yankees offense.

    Back tomorrow.

  • flamingo

    I really hate losing.

    I’m glad we’re starting interleague play early (it is earlier than usual, right?) because the Yanks seem to play really well against NL teams, and I could use a great run starting tomorrow.

    (Would be nice to look back at this stretch in July and say, remember how bummed we all were in May?)

    • Robinson Tilapia

      These are awful stretches when they happen. Just awful to sit through.

      They’re never as bad as these slumps seem.

      • TomH

        The “x is never as bad as it looks when y” has become a meaningless sports cliche.

        These slumps are bad, every bit as bad as they seem. “Seems, Madame? I know not seems.” The slumps are what they are. They don’t hide a prince beneath that froggie costume.

  • Athenian

    Well that’s three in a row and 4 of thelast 5. Pretty much negates the success over Seattle and Tampa. This is not a good team right now. In my opinion they lack some leadership or something. Whatever it is, the wash rinse repeat philosophy and hat tipping cliches are no longer exceptable.

    Too much talent to continue performing like the cast of Jersey Shore trying to speak in complete sentences.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      When all else fails: Leadership.

      • Athenian

        Then Houston, we have a problem.

        • Pat D

          Houston has their own problems.

    • Roman

      Athens is mine.

    • FIPster Doofus

      If by “leadership” you mean hitting and pitching, then yes, leadership is lacking.

  • Kevin

    THis team just looks flat out awful right now…3-60 is flat out unacceptable.
    At this point though,I’ve accepted the fact we aren’t going to make it this year. Maybe we’ll start to give youth a chance again after this year instead of older players.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Too bad none of the impact youth is anywhere near major league-ready.

  • eephus_pitch

    There are so many terrible things about Sterling and Waldman, but I think the most infuriating is how they seem contractually forbidden from saying anything negative about Jeter.
    So where the rest of the world might be thinking “man, it’s a real bummer that he’s lost 50 points off his batting average in the past 2 weeks, especially when no one else on the team is hitting,” all you hear from the Loews broadcasting booth is “CAN YOU BELIEVE JETER’S PHENOMENAL SEASON??”

    It’s my own fault for listening to those cretins, I know.

    • TomH

      Are you, perhaps, young?

      • eephus_pitch

        Younger than whom? Younger than John Sterling, to be sure. Older than Derek Jeter.

  • SMK

    Mike: “How about some runs?”

    Yanks: “How about no.”

  • pistol pete

    Yankees look lethargic, old, disinterested, and tired. Saddled with long term contracts totaling over $50m/yr for 5 more years at 1b and 3b leaves little room for improvement as long as Cashman is hamstrung to a reduced budget. I have no idea how to fix this team but it needs fixing.