Game 38: How about some runs?


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


  1. Arya says:

    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.

  2. Pat D says:

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

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:


  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    “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.


  5. Monterowasnotdinero says:

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

    Snap out of it boys!

  6. Professor Longnose says:

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

  7. Mike Axisa says:

    Anyone else getting YES in non-HD?

  8. Cuso says:

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

  9. 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

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

  11. Cuso says:

    Here, kid. Have an out. No charge.

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

  13. Robinson Tilapia says:

    A first inning lead!!!

  14. Mykey says:

    I really missed this Cano guy.

  15. Arya says:

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

  16. jjyank says:

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

  17. CBean says:

    yay a run!

  18. The Dude says:

    Moar runz pleeze.

  19. CUYanks says:

    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.

  20. Mykey says:

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

  21. Ivan says:

    Hughes getting squeeze…

  22. The Dude says:

    Phil Hughes ladies and gentlemen.

  23. Tom says:

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

  24. jjyank says:

    Nice Hughesy!

  25. Professor Longnose says:

    Phil Hughes Ks Jose Bautista. Whattaya know.

  26. CBean says:

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

  27. jjyank says:

    Wow, Hughes’ fastball looks good tonight.

  28. Professor Longnose says:

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

  29. Professor Longnose says:


  30. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  31. Mykey says:

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

  32. Need Pitching says:

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

  33. jjyank says:

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

  34. vin says:

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

  35. RetroRob says:

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

  36. VinRae says:


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

  38. Arya says:

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

  39. Anon says:

    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.

  40. Need Pitching says:

    wtp again

  41. The Dude says:

    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 says:

      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.

  42. parmesan says:

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

    • jjyank says:

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

      • parmesan says:

        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. :)

  43. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  44. Jeter with his best Nunez impression.

  45. Need Pitching says:

    defense has been rather shitty lately

  46. Hummingbird S. says:

    Derek Nunez

  47. mt says:

    More bad defense extending innings

  48. Need Pitching says:

    Phil really needs to be more ePHicient

  49. OldYanksFan says:

    Dere6 Jete6

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  51. Tom says:

    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)

  52. 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

  53. Mykey says:

    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.

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

  55. Need Pitching says:

    did I just witness a Yankee exploit the shift?

  56. jjyank says:

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

  57. OldYanksFan says:

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

  58. nedro says:

    Here comes Tex to Kill the Rally!

  59. Hummingbird S. says:

    thankfully we still have Teix getting plenty of RBI chances…

  60. Erica says:


    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.”


  61. Greg says:

    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

  62. Cuso says:

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

  63. Tom says:

    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.

  64. VinRae says:

    Why is that second pitch a ball? ugh.

  65. Arya says:

    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.

  66. The Dude says:

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

  67. jjyank says:

    Damn it.

  68. Erica says:

    Bautista is good at hitting the baseball. Goddamn.

  69. nedro says:

    WTF, not there, Phil!

  70. Tom says:

    Yeah keep throwing those cutters…

  71. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    • Will The Thrill says:

      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.

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

  73. Widget says:

    Yeah Hughes. You give up that lead.

  74. Greg says:

    Absolutely no confidence right now. None.

    • Widget says:

      You should probably see a doctor about that.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      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

      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)

      • Hah, this is great because I love The Smiths.

      • Erica says:

        Hair metal songs, please?

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          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

  75. nedro says:

    and, exhale….

  76. VinRae says:

    Just give us a quality start.

  77. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  78. James A says:

    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

  79. Professor Longnose says:

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

  80. SMK says:

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

  81. Will The Thrill says:

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

  82. Need Pitching says:

    for fuck’s sake

  83. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team might set a record for GIDPs

  84. Greg says:

    Swisher should have pulled an Albert Belle and ran him over

  85. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  86. Need Pitching says:

    Swish needs to run Johnson over there

  87. Leg-End says:

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

  88. Widget says:

    Nice going Eric Texeiria

  89. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  90. Will The Thrill says:

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

  91. CBean says:

    please Andruw, do something here!

  92. eephus_pitch says:

    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.

  93. Athenian says:

    Well at least they are consistent.

  94. Tom says:

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

  95. Pat D says:

    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.

  96. Athenian says:

    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.

  97. Erica says:


  98. Cuso says:

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

  99. Arya says:

    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.

  100. Willy says:

    Cano should have dropped that ball and turned two.

  101. RetroRob says:

    Runs, please.

  102. Cuso says:

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

  103. RetroRob says:

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

  104. Nathan says:

    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.

  105. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • flamingo says:

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

      • Mike Axisa says:

        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.

  106. RetroRob says:

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

  107. aarpyanks says:

    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.

  108. CBean says:

    Come on Robbie, drive in some runs here.

  109. Professor Longnose says:

    Tie the score or suffer my wrath!!

  110. Tom says:

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

  111. nedro says:

    Here comes Tex to Kill the Rally! Again!

  112. DERP says:

    Robinson Canope

  113. Cuso says:

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

  114. Erica says:

    Oh my effin GOD

  115. nedro says:


  116. Greg says:

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

  117. Arya says:

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

  118. Pat D says:

    This is when Duh should show up.

  119. Kramerica Industries says:

    Tex couldn’t get the job done.


  120. Leg-End says:

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

  121. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Tex pops up right into the narrative.

  122. eephus_pitch says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  123. yanks or death says:

    tex is a dog

  124. SMK says:

    Oh, plouffe!

  125. Erica says:

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

  126. Cy Pettitte says:

    that curve was filthy.

  127. sum dum phuk says:

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

  128. Greg says:

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

    • 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
      God knows I’ve got to live mine

      • Greg says:

        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.

    • nedro says:

      The Mets say hi. Wait…

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  129. Cuso says:

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

  130. flamingo says:

    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?

  131. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Still waiting on that guaranteed rise in his BABIP.

  132. nedro says:

    Wingardium Leviosa!

  133. Professor Longnose says:

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

  134. Pat D says:

    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??

  135. Cuso says:

    Chavy bomb coming

  136. Anon says:

    Hamilton in 2013 please.

  137. DERP says:

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

  138. Erica says:


  139. teddy says:

    now chavez doubles, is a little late

  140. Erica says:


  141. Pat D says:

    Andruw seems to have been pretty worthless lately.

  142. nedro says:

    Fucking Puh-thetic

  143. Greg says:

    3-41. .073

  144. SMK says:

    I’m ready for some football!

  145. Arya says:

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

  146. JohnnyC says:

    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.

  147. Arya says:

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

    • eephus_pitch says:

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

  148. DERP says:

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

  149. Cuso says:

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

  150. Cuso says:

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

  151. Robinson Tilapia says:

    World’s Shittiest Squeeze

  152. Professor Longnose says:

    That wasn’t a very safe safety squeeze.

  153. Need Pitching says:

    thanks for the free out

  154. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Wholly shit, they pulled a Yankees

  155. mt says:

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

  156. Arya says:

    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.

  157. DERP says:

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

  158. JohnnyC says:

    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 says:

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

      • JohnnyC says:

        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.

  159. DERP says:

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

  160. Zooboy says:

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

  161. Need Pitching says:

    make him pay, Curtis, make him pay

  162. Grandy, make use of this reprieve.

  163. Professor Longnose says:

    E2, Brutae.

  164. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  165. Erica says:


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

  167. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  168. Steve S. says:


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

  169. ClayDavis says:

    Kevin Long should be on the hot seat

  170. Erica says:

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

  171. Tyrone Sharpton says:

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

  172. Cuso says:

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

  173. Greg says:


  174. flamingo says:


  175. rawbrain says:

    game over

  176. eephus_pitch says:

    The Yankees have turned Arrencibia into Mike Piazza.

  177. Arya says:

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

  178. Steve S. says:

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

  179. Widget says:

    I dislike this JP guy alot.

  180. cjc says:

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

  181. rawbrain says:

    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

  182. nedro says:

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

  183. Lord Snow says:

    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 says:

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

    • TomH says:

      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).

  184. rawbrain says:

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

    • ArchStanton says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • rawbrain says:

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

            • jjyank says:

              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.

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

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

              • rawbrain says:

                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

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

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

                  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 says:

                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.

            • TomH says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          The ending always makes me cry.

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

  185. SMK says:

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

  186. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  187. eephus_pitch says:

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

  188. rawbrain says:

    garcia = game is lost

  189. Lily says:

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

  190. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.)

  191. Lily says:

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

  192. Kramerica Industries says:

    Another lost series up in Toronto.

    7-13 there since 2010 began.

    Fucking brutal.

    • TomH says:

      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.

  193. mike_h says:

    ugh fan on field

  194. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  195. mike_h says:

    well this sucks

  196. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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

  197. RetroRob says:

    “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.

  198. flamingo says:

    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 says:

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

      They’re never as bad as these slumps seem.

      • TomH says:

        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.

  199. Athenian says:

    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.

  200. Kevin says:

    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.

  201. eephus_pitch says:

    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.

  202. SMK says:

    Mike: “How about some runs?”

    Yanks: “How about no.”

  203. pistol pete says:

    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.

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