May
21

Game 42: Time for Change

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(REUTERS/Mike Stone)

The Yankees have been struggling offensively for about three weeks now and apparently the time has finally come for change. Joe Girardi dropped Mark Teixeira — who’s had the last three days off to deal with his lingering cough — to seventh in tonight’s lineup, the first time he’s started a game there since his rookie season. We’ve been waiting for Tex to bat lower in the order for a while now given his continued poor performance, but the Yankees waited as long as they could for him to improve. Something had to give. Here’s the starting nine…

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

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

The weather in New York is pretty crummy, but the forecast has gotten better as the day progressed and it looks like they’ll get a full nine innings in tonight. The game is scheduled to start at 7pm and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • RkyMtnYank

    I would prefer to see Swisher and Ibanez swapped in the order but oh well, it’s a start.

    • Need Pitching

      long term, I would agree
      but Ibanez has been hot lately, Swisher has been cold
      May as well ride the hot hand

      I would like to see Cano or Granderson batting cleanup instead of ARod, with ARod hitting 2nd or 3rd. ARod has become more of a table setter than run producer.

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

        This. I still think the ideal line up for the way to offense is currently going is:
        Jeter
        A-Rod
        Cano
        Granderson
        Swisher
        Inbanez
        Tex
        Martin
        Wise

        • Bunt Gardner

          Now I would like to see that batting order a few games.

        • RI$P FTW

          I posted my preference in another thread (pretty much the same, except Swish and A-Rod)
          Jeter
          Swisher
          Granderson
          Cano
          ARod
          Ibanez/Andruw
          Teix
          Martin
          Gardner

          I used to love watching Swisher take all those pitches in the 2 spot. Maybe I’m not remembering correctly?
          Probably some changes depending on L/R. I have no idea.

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

            Swish does take a lot of pitches, the reason I have Alex 2 is because at this point the power just isn’t there for him like it used to be, but he’s getting on base at a decent clip and still has above average speed, so we take advantage of that. Having Swish 5th is just a matter of his ability to go yard ~30 times a season

            • RI$P FTW

              Makes sense.

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

    I wonder if Greg has anything to say about Neftali Feliz being out until the All-Star break with an elbow injury. That kind of stuff only happens to young pitchers on the Yankees.

    http://trsullivan.mlblogs.com/.....tar-break/

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      It’s all Nolan Ryan’s fault for having his pitchers throw so much.

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

      Joking aside, that sucks. Neftali was one of the most exciting young arms in the game. Btw, why is it that every time I see elbow injury and young fire thrower I immediately think TJS and every team pushes it back as long as possible then has them get the surgery anyway?

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Maybe I wasn’t as aware of injuries a I am now but it sure seems that pitchers are getting injured a lot more than they did in the late 70’s and through the 80’s.

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

          I think alot of that has to due with the medical tech we have today, as well as the media coverage. Today a young pitcher feels weakness in his arm, he’s immediately shut down and sent for an MRI and the media is all over it, in the 70s and 80s the guy either kept it to himself or told the trainer who said take a few days off and go back out there.

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’m sure it will Napoli’s fault!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Feliz didn’t have the momentum.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Good for Girardi finally dropping Teix. He’s clearly been far worse than the 6 hitters batting in front of him tonight and hopefully this will give him a little kick in the pants to get it going.

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

    So is this game actually happening? What’s the deal?

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

      I only ask because I’m about a mile away from the bridge right now and the weather still seems pretty shitty.

    • sangreal

      Sounds like it. The tarp is off the field

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It won’t affect anything but I didn’t think Girardi had it in him to drop Teix that low. Bravo.

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

      He did try to hit Jorge 8th or 9th last year.

      • Pat D

        Tried.

        Teix is clearly a better team player than Jorge.

        (waiting for it)

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Sore left elbow for ManBan. Not his back.

    • Pat D

      As Bret Maverick said, “What the hell else can go wrong?”

  • Mike Nitabach

    OK. They just threw down the gauntlet on the pre-game, stating that the Royals suck even worse than the Reds.

  • http://none GrandyManCan

    Isn’t it time we started firing some people?

  • Arya

    I’ve been saying for weeks to drop Teixera. Joe finally listened and I expect the offense to come alive.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m just gonna put this Tex quote out there. Someone asked him if he thinks his numbers will be back on track.

      “Oh yeah. Because they always are. No one’s been more consistent than me. … I feel like I’m getting a little better and I know that I can get back. We may need to take some time off like we did this weekend every now and then if my energy and stamina aren’t there, but we’ll just play it by ear. It’s a day-by-day thing.”

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

        What was he supposed to say?

        • Mike Nitabach

          “Nope. I’m all washed up. I am writing a check back to the Yankees for the rest of my contract and going to play golf.”

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Well everything above is fine. Except for this one sentence.

        • Pat D

          Something like what Ryan Leaf said to that reporter. I’d post the YouTube clip, but I’ve already done one, and I don’t want to overload the page.

  • flamingo

    Y’all, Joe Posnanski wrote a blog post on the ninth inning today, and he mentioned DRob:

    TThe latest talk in New York, as the city shakily tries to recover from the Mariano Rivera injury, is about David Robertson and whether he has the stuff, the guts, the pluck, the spirit, the moxie, the cojones, the courage, the bravery, the backbone, the grit, the fire, the fearlessness, the toughness, the determination, the audacity, the boldness, the spine, the mettle, the heroism and the nerve to actually get batters out in the ninth inning.

    I flat-out guffawed reading that. (He’s obviously behind the times, too, since we’ve moved on to Soriano now. Too many injuries this season.)

    • Mike Nitabach

      That dude’s thesaurus is bullshit. He left out “dauntlessness”.

      • flamingo

        A letter to the editor is obviously in order.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow the roll call is especially loud tonight on the broadcast

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

    That was not a pretty swing from Hosmer.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Looks like Kuroda’s keeping his pitches decently down.

  • Professor Longnose

    That was pathetic.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Has anyone ever tried to use the mlb at bat app in Canada? For some odd reason, i can’t bring up the audio feed or pitch by pitch. It is on wifi, not sure if that should make a difference

    • Mike Nitabach

      You’re supposed to be watching hockey, eh?

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        maybe thats there plan. just up in toronto for the night. and nevermind, it works now just in time for sterling to tell me moose tacos hit a homer. glad to see kuroda is doing his thing

    • sangreal

      I used it in Montreal the other week, but I had to call to get them to remove the blackout restriction for some reason (their system saw the IP as being from NY)

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

    Good grief.

    • Professor Longnose

      Well expressed.

    • Pat D

      Ha! Is funny because words together make no sense, just like bald kid who constantly says “good grief.”

      /really reaching for humor’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    booo is right.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Well, that pitch sure wasn’t decently down.

  • jjyank

    Sigh.

  • C

    Can’t wait until 8pm when I can switch to the Ranger game

  • James A

    Horrible pitch by Kuroda, but it never should have been made, how that Butler ball wasn’t caught is beyond me

  • flamingo

    I really didn’t believe the “can he transition from the NL to the AL” stories. I might be beginning to believe them, though.

    • Pat D

      I was going to point out his home/road splits, but the HR changed my mind.

  • DAiello18

    Unreal. Another early hole. Time to see if the offense has any life tonight.

  • Karl Krawfid

    2 strike fastballs.

    Didn’t know one of those was coming.

  • 718

    Kuroda still can’t pitch to American League hitters I see.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Just curious, any non-gloom baggers sick of Kuroda?

    • DAiello18

      As sub-par as Kuroda has been, can you honestly say you’d rather have AJ or Sweaty Freddy out there? Yeah Kuroda hasn’t been very good, but i’ll take him over those two at this point in time.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I know it’s still early, and I like Kuroda. But I can probably only take one or two more shitty starts before I start drinking the hateraid.

        • DAiello18

          That’s fair enough. I only gave Freddy two starts before i wanted him put on the Invisible Season Long DL so i wouldn’t have to see him again. It’s either the pitchers are doing shit, or the pitches are giving us quality starts and the offense decides not to show up. It’s really becoming a shit show and hard to watch. I wish the Boss was still here to bust into the clubhouse right about now and start chewing people out. Maybe it’s just me but it feels like he used to strike the fear of god into our guys and stop these losing streaks.

      • sangreal

        No, but AJ has only allowed more than 2 runs once this season (in true AJ fashion, he allowed 12 in 2.2 for the other start). Granted, that is in the NL Central.

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

        Yeah I don’t miss Burnett one bit. He could win the Cy Young this year, I don’t care.

    • Pat D

      I’m sick of overall sucky play, doesn’t matter who contributes to it.

      Which means I’m pretty much sick of everyone but Ibanez at the moment.

      • sangreal

        Bat aside, I’m not sure how Ibanez’s fielding can be called anything other than ‘sucky.’ His inability to catch a fly ball already led to 2 runs tonight

        • Pat D

          Oh, I’m not watching the game yet, so I missed that.

          OK, I’m sick of everyone.

          • sangreal

            Well, Kuroda’s meatball didn’t help either

            • Pat D

              Kuroda is part of everyone.

      • Professor Longnose

        I’m sick of Ibanez playing the outfield.

  • CBean

    I know this isn’t true but lately it feels like all our opponents score as soon as someone gets on base but we can’t get a run in if our lives depended on it.

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

    Another early deficit? Hooray!

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

    That play right there is exactly why Alex would be a great number 2 hitter.

  • Need Pitching

    An A-Bloop … from ARod!!!!

    • jjyank

      I’ll take any form of baserunner at this point.

  • 718

    Oh no RISP!

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

      Lord Voldemort laughs at your fear of RISP.

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

        :(

        • Pat D

          Voldemort reminds you why he’s the Dark Lord.

      • jjyank

        He was going to hit that out, but that meddling little punk Harry Potter got in the way.

  • 718

    Of course they didn’t score.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If I see that Lexus dog commercial one more goddamn time…

    • Pat D

      My sister’s dog starts barking at that commercial every time she hears it. She doesn’t even have to be looking anymore, she just hears it and she’s at the TV barking.

      Lucky she doesn’t live here anymore, so it’s been a while since that’s happened.

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

    Anybody ever have Shawarma before? I just ordered it for dinner, never had it but I’m excited.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Delicious. You’re gonna love it.

    • jjyank

      I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan. I ate that stuff like 5 times a week. Amazing. You get chicken or lamb?

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

        lamb and beef. I figured if I was going to try something new, take a risk and get something interesting like lamb instead of something safe like chicken.

        • jjyank

          Lamb’s the best. Good choice.

  • SMK

    The first round goes to you, chinstrap beard guy.

  • Tom

    Pop out on a 3-1 change.

    Well at least Ibanez will contribute with his glove in the OF.

    Why does Girardi continue to use his DH in the OF? Does he not understand DH means designated hitter?

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

      because our OF bench currently consists of a guy who barely hits righties(Jones) and a guy who just doesn’t hit (Wise)

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yeah BG should be playing right now. Oh wait…

      • Tom

        We are talking Chavez bat vs. Wise or Jones – is that upgrade worth the defensive dowgrade?

        Oh wait… let’s be snarky… and completely miss the point.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Anytime you’re anointed the “next George Brett,” you’re pretty much fucked.

    • eephus_pitch

      They did that to Damon, too.
      But then, I guess KC doesn’t have a lot of legendary players to compare their rookies to.

  • DAiello18

    We didn’t score which blows, but it seems like it’s been a while since we made a pitcher throw 20+ pitches in an inning. Maybe a minor victory if we can continue that. Who knows, maybe the guys read the article about how they aren’t seeing enough pitches. I mean a-rod saw something like 6 pitches in 4 at-bats yesterday.

  • Worley

    Fire Long and steal Magadan from the Red Sox. Their guys seem to hit no matter where they play.

  • eephus_pitch

    I miss April MVP Jeter.

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

    question from a radio listener to you TV viewers, does a non-Derek Jeter shortstop make that play?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Only if Jorge Posada was running.

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

      I dunno, but the Yankees have allowed, by far, the most ground ball hits this season. That’s not just dumb luck or balls with eyes.

    • DAiello18

      not with Escobar running. And with a slow runner a few will make that. It didn’t look routine to me.

    • sangreal

      Not even close. It was a long run for Jeter, and Escobar is too fast

      • sangreal

        A better 3rd baseman might have had it, however…

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

      Fair enough, but I agree with Mike, our defense seems like they are allowing a lot of infield “hits.”

  • Freddy’s Mom

    Just wondering, is anybody else concerned about our pitching? Um, oh, and our offense? Special teams are fine, of course.

  • jjyank

    Well that looked a lot better.

  • DAiello18

    Unrelated, Berkman out 6-8 weeks. Torn Meniscus. Odds he calls it quits?

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

      Decent I think, especially if it’s in the same knee as the ACL.

    • Pat D

      Better than torn ACL, which is what I saw earlier today.

      I don’t think he quits yet.

  • Athenian

    Well a new day, a new series, and the punchline to the joke is still: NY Yankees.

    Need to change their name to the NY Groundhog Day’s. At least that is more appropriate of the current state

    • Pat D

      Who had an inning and a half in the pool?

      • jjyank

        I’m surprised he waited this long.

      • eephus_pitch

        What is anyone supposed to talk about, at this point?

        • Pat D

          What we all had for dinner?

          Will the Rangers or Devils win?

          Why did Big Show help Johnny Ace and attack John Cena last night?

          Was there ever a more offensive thing in all of showbiz other than blackface?

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            That was truly vile, wasn’t it.

          • eephus_pitch

            Decent topics, though probably not relevant during the live chat of a Yankees ballgame.

            • Pat D

              Well, you said what else should we talk about? I thought that meant other than the game.

  • eephus_pitch

    Oh, that’s right.
    Sterling really calls Nick Swisher “the ol’ Swisharoo.”
    Kill me.

    • Mike Nitabach

      Listen to a Red Saaaack radio broadcast for a few minutes, and you’ll be grateful for Sterling.

      • eephus_pitch

        I like the Sox crew.

        • Pat D

          If you complain about Sterling, I really can’t see how you can like Orsillo/Remy.

          Sterling, at least generally, makes every home run sound the same, even ones the other team hits. Orsillo makes opponent’s home runs sound like pop outs to short and Red Sox home runs sound like he’s just climaxed.

          • eephus_pitch

            Radio crew.

            • Pat D

              Oh. Don’t know them.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    .282 OBP? He’s in Vernon Wells land of suckville.

    • Cy Pettitte

      getting dangerously close to Pujols territory

      • Professor Longnose

        Pujols had a good week.

        • Cy Pettitte

          .256 OBP

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            As onerous as Teix’s contract is, I wouldn’t trade him for Pujols.

          • Professor Longnose

            Last 7 days: .292/.370/.542

  • DAiello18

    11 pitch inning. Way to make him work on the mound guys… Is it that hard to look at a few pitches.. Honestly.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hiroki Bukkaka

  • Mr. Pink

    Yup. This the year where the Yankees pay for all the bad contracts and the year where all the mismanaging of this organization catches up with them.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      “The” year?

      As in the “only” year? If so, I’ll take it.

  • James A

    Yankees making Felipe Paulino look like Nolan Ryan. I feel like this club just needs one moment, something to get the momentum turned around, but at the moment I’m not sure where its going to come from

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

      They got back to Atlanta this year. Gotta call up Cervelli and tell him to hit a solo homer.

    • Pat D

      Joffrey’s head on a spike.

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

    jj and manny, you were right. This shit is great. I thought it was supposed to be served in a pita though?

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      I had it on a plate with some cous cous but you can get it in a pita too.

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

        not the biggest fan of cous cous, I got it with a salad and some roasted potatoes and this is great.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          You might wanna turn off this game or it it will ruin your dinner.

    • jjyank

      Usually, but Americans like to Americanize food. They’re the bomb though.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        I hope it didn’t come with French fries.

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

          that was an option.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            You made the right choice.

    • Mike Nitabach

      The way they slow broil it on a vertical rotating rotisserie so the juices drip down and marinate it from top to bottom as it cooks is part of what makes it so fucking delicious.

  • Will The Thrill

    Hey guys lets give Hosmer an extra RBI for when he hits a HR by putting a scrub on in front of him.

  • Need Pitching

    fucking awfulness all around

  • Mike Nitabach

    Oh, for fuck’s sake.

  • 718

    New York Yankees are pathetic!

  • sangreal

    Could they not get one normal camera angle of that ball?

  • Erica

    Guess it’s the better choice to watch the Rangers game tonight? Le sigh.

    • jjyank

      It’s too bad I don’t care about any other sport. A distraction would be nice.

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

        That’s why football season can’t come fast enough for me. The problem is there’s now real “overlap” because if the Yankees are still playing once the Giants season really starts going, it’s because the Yankees are in the playoffs. I really wish I could get into hockey though…but unless I’m at a game I can’t really bring myself to care for some reason.

        • Erica

          As fun as football is, what’s so great about baseball is that it’s every day. Except this is like… repeated torture. I don’t know. Doomandgloom.

          Hockey is sooooo much back and forth and half the time, it’s hard to see where the puck is. I hear being AT the game is a lot better of an experience? Regardless, I totally fell asleep the last time I watched a hockey game, so.

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

            It really is a much different experience being at a hockey game vs watching on TV. Especially if you’re near center ice, about halfway up. Following the puck is the easiest from that vantage point and the crowd is soooooo intense through the entire thing it’s hard not to get pumped.

            • Erica

              Hearing the crowd chant on TV is insane. I can’t even imagine how wild they actually are! Cool stuff.

          • RI$P FTW

            LOL @ rationalizing why it’s more fun to watch people standing around.

            • Erica

              Haha, the slower pace of baseball works.

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

          NO real “overlap”*** lol I really should proof read.

      • Erica

        Basketball? Blarg. Uhhhh… we should all catch up on our DVR’d programs.

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

          Haha, basketball can be fun to watch, following it…not so much.

          • Pat D

            Referring to your original post, you do realize the Giants are pretty much already fucked for next year, right?

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

              I feel like they’re talented enough to win 9, possibly 10 games. The schedule is brutal, don’t get me wrong, but they’ve proven, give them a playoff spot and that’s all they need.

              • Pat D

                I’m referring to their past history (1987, 1991, 2001, 2008) where they were mediocre or collapsed.

                And, yes, between the schedule and no obvious improvements made to the O-line and defense, you’re almost asking Eli, Nicks and Cruz to replicate this past year.

                Also, no one repeats in this league anymore.

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

                  I expect Eli and Nicks to repeat. Cruz is another story. I think we should’ve tried to beef up the secondary a bit via the draft, but we’ll see.

                  • Pat D

                    I think that Cruz is going to be ranked ahead of Nicks in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list, which is so wrong.

                    Then again, that list is meaningless because Eli’s never been on it until this year (whereas Josh Freeman was ranked this year and Tim Tebow is ranked this year).

            • Erica

              Didn’t everyone say that the Giants were screwed last year, too? And then look what happened.

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

                In Pat’s defense they have probably the toughest 16 game schedule ever.

                • Erica

                  OH true, yes true. Yes you’re right. Forgot about the sched.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team just sucks.

  • DERP

    Cole Hamels is gonna look so awesome in pinstripes.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      More likely Dodger blue.

    • Athenian

      Just what the Yankees need, paying ridiculous money and a long term contract for declining years.

  • Tom

    Next pitch is pitch # 60 with 1 out in the 3rd?

    He’s only faced 12 batters.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Not only does he suck but he’s gonna wreck the bullpen too.

  • Athenian

    I think the level of suck that is showing right now is on purpose so the Yankees can draft some quality players in the amateur draft. Rays envy.

  • flamingo

    Wow, I just don’t get it. Kuroda doesn’t pitch like this. He never has. Where did Good Kuroda go?

    • CBean

      add him to the list of #can’tpitchinNY?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Good Kuroda stayed in the NL West with all those godawful offenses.

  • Athenian

    Serious question, can Rothchild be blamed for almost an entire pitching staff just being awful? Billy Hatcher paid the price for Albert’s ineffectiveness.

    • RI$P FTW

      Give him time. Maybe he’ll ruin Pettitte, too.

      LOL!

    • Pat D

      That was Mickey Hatcher. And I think it had more to do with everyone but Trout and Trumbo not hitting.

  • Jonathan

    Hey Mike,

    Suggestion for tomorrows post headline:

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, your last place Yankees”

    • Need Pitching

      nah, Clay is melting down in Baltimore

    • Pat D

      They won’t be in last fucking place. They’ll be tied with the Red Sux, and with tiebreakers, they’ll still technically be 4th.

      OPTIMISM DAMMIT!

  • flamingo

    I think we just got two hits in a row.

  • Mike Nitabach

    TWO HITS IN A ROW! I’m popping the champagne!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Save the champagne for the inevitable triple play.

  • Professor Longnose

    All right, baserunners. Breakout!

  • Athenian

    The ONLY shining spot. DSJ

    • Need Pitching

      Ibanez?

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

    getting a live look in from MLB.com, damn the stadium is EMPTY tonight.

    • Mike Nitabach

      I’m glad I’m inside on the couch tonight.

    • flamingo

      The weather is appalling, though.

  • flamingo

    Bases loaded, no one out.

    C’MON, ROBBIE.

  • Mike Nitabach

    DO IT!

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

    If Cano swings at the first pitch and it’s anything but a grandslam I’m going to scream.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Maybe a grand Slam is what turns things around.

  • Zooboy

    Here comes the 1st-pitch triple play.

  • DAiello18

    Time to channel my inner sterling. This is the Rally Moment of the game. Brought to you by Rally Dodge or Chevy or Something in Westbury!

  • Dan in Atlanta

    This has gotten ridiculous

  • Erica

    OH effin A.

  • Greg

    Great pitching sequence.

    And here comes the double play

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

    at least it wasn’t a double play, but that’s too close to take with two strikes Robbie.

    • jjyank

      Hell, at least a double play would score a run.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    really would like to see al tie lou here

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Swing the fucking bat Robbie. That’s too close to take with 2 strikes.

  • Worley

    Bases loaded no outs. This will end bad.

    • Tom Q

      It’s their kryptonite. They have a better chance scoring with two out/nobody on.

  • DERP

    Eat a dick Robbie

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If Arod grounds into a DP, I’m going to bed.

  • RI$P FTW

    Prediction: A-Rod will pop up, yell F%^& and smash hit bat into the ground.
    I’ve seen it so many times.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Kill me

  • Erica

    I am sick.

  • Need Pitching

    pathetic

  • Athenian

    Bases loaded and 3-4-5 coming up… who has NO runs?

  • jjyank

    Ugh

  • Mike Nitabach

    The crowd is PISSED!

  • Greg

    Not Girardi’s fault at all.

  • flamingo

    An Ibanez grand slam would make my annoyance subside a bit.

    • flamingo

      I hate everything.

  • Will

    Yankees special. Who has stats for scoring with bases loaded and no out I bet any money we are dead last.

    • Pat D

      2 for 9 with a double and a grand slam.

      • Pat D

        I’m sorry, that’s 2 for 10 now.

      • Will

        Does that mean we only scored twice out of 9 times when we have 0 outs?

  • Athenian

    They just need to forfeit and save the embarassment. HOw long before the home crowd starts “Yankees Suck” chants.

  • Kevin G.

    Of course.

  • Need Pitching

    fuck

  • jjyank

    *slams head against wall*

  • Mike Nitabach

    FUCK

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If this wasn’t so fucking pathetically sad, it would be comical.

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

      thank you for making me lolz

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

        When words cant express how you feel, there’s a rage comic for it.

    • Erica

      Exactly.

  • Leg-End

    This team………..

  • Karl Krawfid

    Trash Trash TRASH

  • Kramerica Industries

    This team is something else.

    Unbelievable. It’s amusing right now to watch these hacks fail in these spots. Good luck continuing to lose home games against inferior opponents, schmucks.

  • Worley

    How many more years of this awesome version of A-Rod do the Yankees get to watch?

    • eephus_pitch

      Only 5 more!

  • Professor Longnose

    I give up.

  • Athenian

    THAT folks are your 2012 NY Yankees.

  • Greg

    Again, this is why I am a negative person. That hurt, but only for a few seconds.

    And there is no evidence to suggest that they are going to turn this around.

    Its been going on for a few weeks, not a few days.

    • Need Pitching

      wouldn’t the fact that it has been a few weeks and not the full season be evidence that they will likely turn it around?

      • Greg

        But a few weeks can destroy a season. Look at last year.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    At least Ibanez tried…

  • 718

    Beyond pathetic! I’m done with these choking losers!

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

      bye!

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      ill keep coming back, but choking losers fits them pretty well over the last two weeks or

  • wow

    Ok, I’m getting past the whole “slump” excuse. This is just unbearable.

  • flamingo

    Thanks for the out.

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

    hey, a call went our way! nice!

  • Mike Nitabach

    Finally something good.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    It’s clearly mental right now. for that to happen again is ridiculous odds.

  • Athenian

    At least of George was still around, someone would get fired as they should.

    • Need Pitching

      how’s they do in the eighties when he was firing everybody left and right?

      did it pay off?

      • Pat D

        Of course it did. Because eventually he got banned, and then the roots were planted with him gone.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Tthe 21st century George wouldn’t have fired, but he definitely would have spoken in the papers.

  • eephus_pitch

    This is surreal.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    god does kuroda suck, don’t even care about the tag

  • Greg

    Tell you what, the networks must be crying right now because both the Yankees and the Red Sox are bad this year.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Well, at least the Rangers are playing. Unfortunately, the Devils just scored.

    • jjyank

      I’m a Devils fan if I must pick, since I’m born and raised in the Jerz. So….go Devils?

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

        haha I’m the same way. Plus when I played Hockey as a kid I was a goalie and Marty was everything I wanted to be.

        • Greg

          Even if the Devils win, they are not beating the Kings. Neither will the Rangers I think

          • jjyank

            You can’t predict hockey, Suzyn.

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

            I don’t know nearly enough aboot(see what I did there, Canada) to argue against that so http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/.....kayguy.jpg

          • Kramerica Industries

            LA is a red-hot team. They underachieved in the regular season, but they are not as good as New York is. If NY plays to their capabilities, they’re hoisting the Cup in a few weeks.

    • Erica

      So much game left- go Rangers!

      • Erica

        Freakin A Devils… NO. I want the Rangers to win. We need something decent in NY sports! ARGGG.

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

          But you gotta rep Jersey, especially against the Big Bad City. We’re worse at so many other things, can’t we at least be better in Hockey?

          • Erica

            But Lundqvist is really hot and that’s the only thing keeping me into this game – because it’s just so easy to see his face.

        • jjyank

          Pfff go Devils. Jersey has Yankee fans too!

  • Tom

    The only good news is that Buchholz is back to giving up his 5ER a game so the slide to last place might be delayed one day.

    Not sure how he is 4-2 with an ERA above 8.00 (he’s given up at least 5ER in 7 of his 9 starts)

    • Greg

      They basically have the opposite problem we have. Our pitching is okay but the offense is awful. Their offense is great but their pitching sucks

  • eephus_pitch

    Keep trying to pull the ball, Tex. It’s working out marvelously for you.

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

    AN OFFENSE!!!!!! EXTRA BASES AT THAT!!

    • Greg

      Doesn’t matter at all

      • jjyank

        Can you at least wait until the inning is over before you say that it doesn’t matter?

        • Greg

          That’s how bad its gotten. The failure is expected now.

          • jjyank

            They’re due for regression.

  • jjyank

    Can I has a RISP please?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    It’s a shame Russell already fulfilled his hit quota for the day.

  • New Balance Cleats

    OMG RISP!!!

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

    So…this sucks. At this rate starting tomorrow we’re going to have to hit like .600 with RISP the rest of the season to just get back to league average. Or so it seems.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    yea for padding our glorious risp stats

  • Pat D

    Well fucking A.

    Rangers now down 2-0.

    • Erica

      NY needs something good in sports right now.

      What’s going on with the Yanks? More RISP? I refuse to put the game back on. :(

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

        the first two outs of the bottom of the fourth took about 5 pitches, then Chavez hit a two out double, then Martin grounded out meekly to second.

        • Erica

          Thanks. I… I can’t.

    • cjc

      what a great fucking night thus far shit

  • Kevin

    I have come to terms with the fact this team isn’t going to sniff the postseason.
    Regardless,I will still root for them. Yankee fan until the day I die.

  • Kevin

    I have come to terms with the fact this team isn’t going to sniff the postseason.
    Regardless,I will still root for them. Yankee fan until the day I die.

    • jjyank

      They’ll make the playoffs. Watching a team lose sucks, but it’s still May. Over 2/3 of the season to go.

    • FIPster Doofus

      It’s way too early to come to terms with that. My optimism and patience are waning, though. It’s one thing to lose; it’s another to look lifeless in the process. These guys flat-out suck right now, and they’re nearly unwatchable.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Its a shame how KC gave us an extra 90 and we still couldn’t get him in :(

  • Need Pitching

    and more great defense

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

    That should’ve been two robbie.

  • Need Pitching

    fucking awful in every fucking phase of the game

    ridiculous

  • New Balance Cleats

    to think I voted 9 on the confidence poll only 2 months ago…

  • flamingo

    Feinsand thinks Kuroda said this is the kind of pitcher he always is? Oh no.

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

    I still love the name Moose-Tacos btw. and I would absolutely eat Moose
    Tacos.

    • jjyank

      It’s my favorite baseball nickname for sure.

  • jjyank

    At least one member of the Yankee Universe has an excellent 2012 FIP.

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

      Haha, can this meme die? It’s starting to embarrass me a little bit. The fact that the best FIP of the season was turned down is a little sad.

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

        what’s the “f” stand for again?

        • jjyank

          Flawless.

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

            Okay, that makes me feel better lol.

      • jjyank

        I rather enjoy that meme actually. Don’t worry, I think that its best FIP has more to do with the general rotation issues in 2012 than you anyway.

      • Erica

        FIP!

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

          Offer is forever on the table Erica :)

          • jjyank

            Haha round two right here brings your FIP back up to the mid-3s or so, that one was a little weak.

            Still all-star caliber though.

            • Erica

              Compile the stats!

          • Erica

            Awwwwww. :)

            In Port Authority the other day, some dude came up to me, as I was perusing a magazine.

            DUDE: You know, you’re really cute.
            ME: [looks up, gives pointed stare]
            DUDE: Where are you from?
            ME: I have a boyfriend.
            DUDE: Oh okay, my bad!
            ME: I appreciate it though!

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

              Haha, that’s really funny. I was explaining this whole thing to my friend the other day, because I was talking about what i do at work and him being another internet user like us I knew he’d find it funny. His first response was, dude you’ve been to 4chan. She’s definitely a dude.

              • Erica

                HAHAHA, 4chan users are, like, sketchballs?

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

                  ..you have no idea. If you haven’t been there don’t ever go. especially to /b/ it’s a dark scary place. When you’re parent’s warned you about bad people on the internet /b was beyond their darkest memories.

                  • Erica

                    Oh I’ve seen /b. “B” is for “bad news.” Eugh.

              • jjyank

                RAB should totally add a dating service.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Giancarlo Stanton just hit the most ridiculous grand slam I’ve ever seen.

    Not exaggerating. Filthy.

    • Leg-End

      Worth checking out folks, ccccccRUSHED it. That dude sure can spank a ball.

    • Andrew

      Reminds you what offense looks like.

  • Arya

    They should put Paulino in the HOF. That or put this team up for sale. Wonder what they’d fetch on the open market with this sorry bunch of overpaid underacheivers.

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

      double what Magic’s group payed for the Dodgers.

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

          How many of those do you have bookmarked?

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

            none, just a quick google search. I just will never not find them funny.

            • jjyank

              Yeah, they’re funny. It just seems like a lot of variations today lol

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    They started the night on MLB Tonight with Harold Reynolds and AL Leiter. For whatever reason, 60 minutes in they replaced Leiter with that piece-of-shit Joe Magrane. If anyone wants to get angrier give a watch.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Nevermind. Al is back. Must have been a pee break.

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

      He makes my head hurt.

    • Kevin

      The only person worse than Magrane is Lupica.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    does kuroda only give up xbh’s?

    • sangreal

      I don’t know, but since he never gets any run support I suppose it really doesn’t matter what he does up there

  • DERP

    Kuroda can eat a BOD tongiht.

  • flamingo

    I didn’t think Kuroda would last until the sixth. That’s one positive thing, I guess.

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

    So leaving work, hopefully they make things interesting by the time i get home.

  • Need Pitching

    fucking awful defense is awful

  • flamingo

    We’re just cursed with bad luck.

  • DERP

    Can someone tell me what just happened?

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      the yankees failed with risp

      • http://none Dimaggio’s Left Shoe

        is that tonite or are you referring to another night?

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    So the Rangers seem headed to another 7 game series

    • CBean

      as long as they leave game seven as the winners

      • Pat D

        And as long as the Kings have to play one or two more.

  • Pat D

    Wait, you’d eat Moose Tacos?

    Please tell me you’re not someone who would drive 900 miles for those Doritos shell tacos at Toxic Hell, or whatever it is that their commercial claims.

    • jjyank

      It sounds kind of dirty when you say it like that.

  • New Balance Cleats

    seems like even YES gave up on the yanks for a second haha

  • Athenian

    Remember when 12 mill to 23 mill per season carried value. Damn economy is bringing everyone down.

  • jjyank

    Hey look, Tex is learning!

  • New Balance Cleats

    Because Eppley facing Jarrod Dyson would have just been awful…

  • Need Pitching

    Kuroda didn’t look very good and was shaky as hell

    but if he had a LF with any speed and a competent IF defense, he theoretically could have gone 7 innings and given up only 2 runs

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    “Clean up hitter” Alex Rodriguez i haz a l0lz

  • Mike Nitabach

    YAY-ROD

  • jjyank

    Do something with this boys!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    woo hoo, double for ardo

    • Monterowasdinero

      Who is this ardo?

  • flamingo

    I wasn’t expecting him to be safe. Huh.

  • Mike Nitabach

    whoah

  • Erica

    OH GOD I’m so happy A-Rod is safe. No, seriously. I was really seeing him getting tagged out. Holy crap.

    • jjyank

      So did I, thought he was gonna be out by a mile.

      • Erica

        And if he was out? There would have been a lot of TVs with holes in their screens.

        • jjyank

          I’ve learned to keep throwable objects out of reach when the Yankees are slumping.

  • Pat D

    OK, I’m watching wrestling, which is frankly more interesting than either of the two games right now.

    Was ARod’s double another missed HR?

    • jjyank

      No, shot right over the third base bag into the LF corner.

      • Pat D

        Thanks.

  • jjyank

    Wow A-Rod. Safe, but not the right move down 3 runs.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      maybe not the worst idea, we are 6 for 64 with risp

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        nevermind, it means nothing 6 for 65

      • jjyank

        Considering how close he was to not being safe, you can’t be making outs at third when you’re down 3 runs.

  • Mike Nitabach

    The throw totally beat him if it was a better line.

  • Athenian

    LOL! Sterling “Alex made is safely so he can score on an out. Good for him”. That’s funny.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    2 more risp fails.

  • Need Pitching

    of course

  • CBean

    they’re not going to bring this run in, are they?

    • Kramerica Industries

      It was Teixeira at the plate.

      No chance.

    • Leg-End

      Nope.

  • JohnnyC

    Do the Yankees change the caps they’re tipping every game or do they just the same caps?

  • FIPster Doofus

    This is a sick joke.

  • Mike Nitabach

    this is fucking painful

  • Erica

    THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

    Ridiculous.

    Plain stinkin’ stupid.

  • flamingo

    Yeah, I’d be booing if I were in the stadium, too. And I never boo. This game, compounded by the last two weeks, has been incredibly frustrating.

  • Kramerica Industries

    0-8 with RISP.

    At least they’re still good at that.

  • Pat D

    I’m taking off work tomorrow to work on my resume, but I’m thinking about going to see a movie.

    I think I’ll wear my Royals hat.

  • Athenian

    This is some of the best comedy ever!!!

  • Knoxvillain

    Again, guys. The team is not slumping. They just suck. I know you guys don’t want to hear it, but they just aren’t a good team. Period.

    Final record: 84-78.

    • Need Pitching

      6 games over .500 = suck

      spoiled much

      • Pat D

        Really.

      • Knoxvillain

        That’s pretty bad. You’re gonna be about 15 out behind the Rays and Jays at the end of the year. I’d say 4th place because the O’s look for the real.

        At least the Sox are set for last. Maybe.

        • jjyank

          Okay then, season’s over. Don’t bother watching.

          I, however, will continue to watch because they will win more than 84 games, and I plan on watching them.

          • Knoxvillain

            Haven’t watched much. I come in the living room every now and again. I’ve watched no more than 10 innings total the last 6 or 7 games.

        • Need Pitching

          neither the Rays nor Jays will win 99 games this season

          • Knoxvillain

            I’d bet on the Rays winning 94-96, Jays at about 92, and O’s at 88.

            • jjyank

              HA you actually think the O’s win more games than the Yankees? There’s a reason that the season is actually longer than 2 months.

              • Knoxvillain

                They are better all around and it’s not even close. Spanked the Yanks, Sox, Rays, and Nats.

                • jjyank

                  Come on man, really? The O’s are playing over their heads, lets be realistic here.

                  • Knoxvillain

                    I am. I don’t think they are. I think they’re a good team, and the Yankees are a bad team.

                    You are as good as your record. And the Yankees are a .500 team at best right now.

                    • jjyank

                      Remember when they were under .500 in May of 2009? I will bet my life that the Yankees will end 2012 with a better record than the O’s.

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

                  The Yankees have won five of eight against the Orioles, but don’t let facts get in your way.

                  • Pat D

                    Facts are meant to be ignored/manipulated.

                    Just ask our political parties (mostly the Republicans).

                    • Knoxvillain

                      You’ve got to be high if you think there is a difference between republicans and democrats. The voters, yet. But the people in office, no.

                    • jjyank

                      I like that you focused on the one off-hand political comment, probably because you know that you were wrong about the Yankees getting “spanked” by the O’s.

                    • Pat D

                      @Knoxvillain:

                      No, I don’t think there’s much difference between them. But the people who give them money and tell them what to do, yes.

                • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

                  They’re worse all around and not even close. Their starting pitching has gotten exposed for what it is the last 7 days. Strop & Johnson are for real. Not a single other pitcher on that team is for real.

                  They are smacking the ball around well. When that comes down to Earth, look out.

                  • jjyank

                    This.

                    The O’s hot start has gone on longer than I though, but that team has no sure things in the rotation, just a couple of good relievers, and a lineup of Wieters, Markakis, Jones, and friends? Come on.

    • JohnnyC

      If that happens, good luck keeping the payroll below 189 million in 2014.

      • Need Pitching

        if they don’t make the playoffs, I think the whole 189M in 2014 thing goes out the window

        they’d stand to lose a ton of revenue next year (as well as losing revenue this year) if they don’t make substantial, obvious upgrades to a non-playoff team

        • JohnnyC

          It was always just a pipedream.

          • Need Pitching

            agreed. I thought everything had to go right over the next 2 years for it to have any chance of happening. Pineda’s injury threw a big wrench into the plans. If they don’t make the playoffs, I can’t imagine they’d risk long term attendance loss and the fans wrath by cutting payroll that much.

      • Knoxvillain

        They will find a way. And they will do it for three years after they don’t make the playoffs once.

  • 718

    A bunch of pathetic choking losers!

    • jjyank

      Nice to see that you’re mixing up the vocabulary.

  • Worley

    Thank god the Red Sox are doing their part to win so the Yankees can sit tied for last.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Jesus, looks like another stinker. Where is the offense?!

  • Kevin

    Jack Curry said the Yanks would only win 84 games..he might be right.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    feels like hosmer has been up like 10 times today. have a very bad feeling the yanks will be in the basement in about an hour. especially with keeping rapada in against butler

    • Worley

      Tied in the basement. After the eventual Red Sox win, both teams will be 21-21

  • Arya

    Jack Curry is right. Similar to what I said a couple days ago. This is an 82-80 team. That may have been too generous after watching the past couple games.

    • Mike Nitabach

      You have no idea what you are talking about. This is clearly an 83-79 team.

      • Knoxvillain

        Idiots. Both of you. I’ve been calling 84 for about two weeks now.

        • Mike Nitabach

          You’re even stupider than Mr. 82-80.

    • jjyank

      It’s comments like this that provide me with quality entertainment during Yankee losses.

  • First time lawng time

    This offense: absolute dog shit.

    At this point it’s comical. They suck. There is no other way to put it. I don’t like to be negative, especially because negativity is kind of ill-received here, but let’s be real. These guys couldn’t score runs if their lives depended on it. They can’t get hits with RISP. 6 for last 67 with RISP? That has got to be some kind of MLB record. They flat out suck. It’s almost like they’re trying to make outs with RISP. I never would have imagined that this team could be so crappy. I can’t even watch entire games now. I turn it on, try to watch, but it’s just so boring and I know there is no way in hell that they’ll make a comeback at this point, so I turn it off. I guess I’ll be shutting this game off pretty soon.

    I’m not even angry with this team; I’m just dumbfounded. I am in utter disbelief that this team could be this shitty.

    I mean, the one day our SP isn’t vile, and our offense decides to do absolutely nothing. Not that it does anything on any other day, but still, if your SP gives up only 3 runs, you should be in good shape to come back or something. But no. This team won’t, because they are that shitty.

    Just my feelings on this situation.

    • TomH

      Suck, a stupid-ass kid’s word, used to describe everything from a bad-tasting candy bar to a team’s collapse.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i think it fits in this situation

  • eephus_pitch

    The picture at the top of this article was well-chosen.

  • Mike Nitabach

    oh, crap

  • Karl Krawfid

    And that is the ball game.

    Gonna go to the gym to kill some stress this shitty team is causing me.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    if only we could have our lineup face our pitching staff, we might get the lineup going

  • Arya

    Swisher .246
    Teixera .221
    Martin .175

    What happened to these guys? Our 1st baseman has a .665 OPS. People always say Texiera is a Giambi with a better glove. Giambi was never that bat with the bat. Jorge never hit .175 as a catcher.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Giambi was awesome. People underrate the hell out of him.

      • Kramerica Industries

        As much as the Stadium ruined his swing, he was still a .400 OBP guy who hit 30 home runs a season. Shitty as hell situationally, which was his biggest shortcoming offensively.

        Still worlds better than someone who has declined sharply now three years running. I was in favor signing Tex, but Tex lovers nor Tex haters could’ve ever fore-seen him become such a worthless schmuck that he is.

  • Rek4gehrig

    I’m amazed there are still fans at the game

  • flamingo

    So instead of hitting home runs, we allow them now? Ugh.

    I really think this team has a lot of talent – would be nice if they showed it every once in a while.

  • Arya

    Boston now up 7-5. We’re gonna be in the AL East cellar, folks. Boston has turned their ship around behind good pitching and a good offense. And they still don’t have their best player back yet. The Os, Rays, and Jays aren’t going anywhere. Something major needs to change to shake things up and more than just moving Teixera down. Maybe see what Tony Pena can do or fire Kevin Long.

    • JD

      lol

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Yes. Buchholz was awesome tonight.

    • FIPster Doofus

      What good pitching are you referring to?

    • Bunt Gardner

      I’m mailing you a Baltimore cap.

  • JD

    Banuelos TJS. Fuck.

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

      Don’t post false news.

      • JD

        Sorry. I’m preparing myself for if it happens.

    • Pat D

      Where you getting this?

      • JD

        He’s fine for now.

        • Pat D

          Don’t be that guy.

          • JD

            I regretted it as soon as I posted it. I’m sorry.

  • Dave M

    Yankees Suck. Theeeee Yankees Suck!

  • First time lawng time

    What this team needs: steroids. And lots of them.

    • JD

      Their balls are small enough as it is.

      • RBC

        Good one.

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

          I laughed at both.

  • Kramerica Industries

    When will rock bottom finally be reached?

    I want to think it has, but this team just digs deeper and deeper.

    • Pat D

      Rock bottom will not be reached until The Rock’s music hits in the stadium, and he enters the stadium and proceeds to layeth the smack down on each and every one of their candy asses.

    • Athenian

      When the season is over?

      • jjyank

        Today, actually. Guess you don’t need to come back anymore!

  • Monterowasdinero

    In the old days-a firing would be imminent. No excuses. Losing LIKE THIS would not have been tolerated and a head or two would roll.

    We shall see but I only read this site now-don’t bother torturing myself watching the game.. When Ibanez is your best hitter-you are a last place team.

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

    Wow..what did I miss…5-0? I was gone for a half hour or so…

    • jjyank

      Frenchy with a two run homer.

  • ClayDavis

    So what exactly is Kevin Long’s purpose again?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Has Grandy had a day off yet?

  • JD

    ONE TIME

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

    why’d I even turn the game back on? I want to stay positive but this team and these boards are making it harder by the day.

    • Pat D

      Because you didn’t see where I asked that since you said you’d eat Moose Tacos, would you drive 900 miles to get tacos made out of Doritos.

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

        My friends and I used to drive 4+ hours for Sonic or Waffle House, semi regularly too…I miss doing things like that lol.

        • Pat D

          Waffle House I’ve actually never been despite there being one near where I work. Sonic, no way. Just not good enough.

          BUT YOU STILL DIDN’T ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!

          • jjyank

            I would.

            • Pat D

              Really? I am disappoint.

              • jjyank

                A Moose Taco? Sounds like something that would be on my bucket list.

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

                  Well my thinking is this, Moose is a type of deer, venison is awesome, so moose should be as well…then you add a tortilla shell, some spicy salsa and cheese…how could you go wrong.

                  • jjyank

                    Guacamole or sour cream?

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

                      Guacamole. How dare you put sour cream in the same sentence.

                    • jjyank

                      What’s wrong with sour cream? Personally, I would just do both. I always pay extra at Chipotle to get both.

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

                      Nothing against sour cream, but it is to Guacamole as what the 1927 Yankees are to the 2011 Red Sox.

                    • jjyank

                      That’s harsh man.

                • Pat D

                  No, I’m talking about that Taco Bell Doritos Taco.

                  I can get eating moose, because it’s unusual. My sister ate ostrich at Disney World, so I figure anything’s fair game.

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

                    ostrich is very good, I had it at a Brazilian BBQ place as a child.

                    • RBC

                      The one time I saw ostrich patties was at a supermarket in Vancouver, Canada.

                  • jjyank

                    I wouldn’t drive 900 miles, but I would try that. I like Taco Bell. I once ate 3 crunch wrap supremes in one sitting.

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

            Go. right now. drop whatever you’re doing and go. get the grandslam breakfast. get hasbrowns with it and get them loaded and smothered. side of toast, cause even that’s damn good.

            for the record, if I wasn’t doing all the driving I’d consider it.

            • Pat D

              I’m getting laid off June 22. Maybe I’ll convince some of my coworkers we should go hit it up that night.

            • Pat D

              I thought the Grand Slam was Denny’s?

              • jjyank

                Denny’s does have one, but I suppose it’s a common enough term that other places have their own versions.

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

                Idk…i think it was called the grandslam, but I could be wrong. it’s the really big thing on the place mat/ menu

                • Pat D

                  I’ll have to check it out. I do like me the breakfast foods.

    • jjyank

      Just gotta use RAB the right way. Treat the 80-win crowd / the Orioles will finish with a better record crowd as pure entertainment, and take comfort in being consoled by more rational fans. Tough to watch, but I still think they’ll be alright.

      • eephus_pitch

        I wish I saw any sign of that happening. They’re misfiring in every phase of the game, and have been for almost the whole season.

        • jjyank

          I’m a big believer in regression. They didn’t get this much worse than 2011. That alone is enough evidence for me.

  • Brian S.

    Last place wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. There are so many bad contracts on this team it is unbelievable.

    • Pat D

      Technically not.

    • Need Pitching

      there’s what, 4?

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

        It depends what you mean by “bad contract” I personally don’t think the CC deal’s a terrible one. A-rod’s is god awful, Tex’s turned into a nightmare, and Derek’s proven his might not be too bad.

        • Need Pitching

          I was thinking Tex, ARod, Soriano, and arguably Jeter

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

            I forgot about Soriano’s. his is very, very bad.

      • eephus_pitch

        Teixeira’s contract didn’t seem bad at the time. He was great that first year, and still young. He’s terrible now, but no one knew it would happen so quickly.
        C.C.’s is just fine.
        Jeter’s is very bad.
        A-Rod’s is a disaster, to be sure. In fairness, though, he was just coming off a mindblowing MVP season, and they thought he was PED-free. They wanted to lock up the player who they thought would break the homerun record “cleanly.” Yeah. Hindsight on that one hurts like a bitch.
        Soriano’s is awful.
        Are they still paying for Feliciano and Marte?

        • Knoxvillain

          I wouldn’t say Jeter’s is very bad just yet. He’s two months in and he’s been worth every penny so far.

          I forgot about Feliciano. Is he even alive?

          • Need Pitching

            Jeter’s contract started last season
            despite the second half surge, he probably wasn’t a 15M player last year … he still has a slight chance for it to be a good contract, but he would have to severely defy the normal aging process

            Feliciano is still getting paid to do nothing
            Marte got a 250K of his 4M option for this season

            • Need Pitching

              *250K buyout

        • RBC

          Although Jeter has been worth every penny, if you consider what he got paid and what other players with comparable stats got paid, his first mega contract was ridiculous. But the latest contract is actually decent.

          • eephus_pitch

            If he plays like April MVP Jeter, then yeah. Worth every penny. Otherwise it’s going to be disastrous.

      • RI$P FTW

        Only 4, but they’re huge.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    what is lowest ba for risp for 100 ab’s?

    • Knoxvillain

      .000

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    falu better thank us, yanks have made him look like a real major leaguer

    • JohnnyC

      My cat ate the scouting report on him. Sorry.

  • bringer of news

    MONTERO JUST HIT A GRANDSLAM

    • Pat D

      This might be the dumbest comment ever.

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

        Already banned him. I’m through giving people second chances when they post false news.

        • Pat D

          I figured you would. I mean, the game didn’t even start.

    • jjyank

      Don’t care.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Oh c’mon, you’d have to tip your cap to a pre-game grandslam, don’t see alot of those.

        • jjyank

          Heh true, that is rather rare.

  • JD

    If you could punch only one player on the team in the face, who would it be?

    • Zooboy

      Clay Rapada. I think he’s the only dude in the majors I’m pretty sure I could take.

      • JD

        You misunderstood the question. You don’t have to fight the guy, you just get to punch him in the face without repercussions.

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

        Idk, Robertson and Gardner are both relatively tiny.

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

        Idk, Robertson and Gardner are both relatively tiny.

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

          don’t know how that happened..sorry.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      easily soriano, as long as he couldn’t punch me back

    • jjyank

      Brett Gardner. Maybe pain in his face will take the focus off of his elbow and he can play again.

    • eephus_pitch

      I’d rather just teach them all to go with the pitch. Violence isn’t going to make them play better.
      Besides, there’s a new candidate for punching every game.

    • First time lawng time

      LOL I love how you say “only one.”

  • mike_h

    seriously FUCK THIS SHIT

    • mike_h

      just yell that out loud about 15 times, it will make you feel a little better…until you see the score again

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    im done with the yankees tonight, go o’s!

  • Pat D

    OK, I just saw this and can’t not share it. These are the kind of people who need to be severely punished. Either by having their parental rights revoked, or by getting lined up in front of a firing squad.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenti.....00809.html

    • jjyank

      WAT?!?

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

        In all seriousness though, if they aren’t facing criminal charges of assault, and child abuse, as well as reckless endangerment, see my comment above.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      that video is very disturbing, but easier than watching a yankee game the last two weeks

      • Pat D

        I didn’t even watch the video. The description was enough for me. I have a 10 month old niece, and I’d have nightmares about her in a similar situation, even though it would never happen because my sister and brother-in-law aren’t morons.

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

          I have a 14 month old niece, she fell down one step once when I was watching her…I didn’t let her feet touch the ground again until my sister got home…

          • Pat D

            Yea, I would have done the same.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Yeah. Just read your description.

          My ten month-old’s had an ear infection for a couple of days now. Royally sucks. Poor little guy.

          My actual real life day-to-day job has me working extremely close with child welfare. Honestly, things like this are an outlier and the stuff of crazy websites. What I see every day is much more mundane, and most of the families who get caught up in the system do so for a whole bunch of reasons other than actually abusing their kid. You can maintain your faith in humanity.

  • 28 this year

    This is just plain bad to watch. Something needs to give. I think the Yankees need a injection of youth and ability but at the same time, this is literally the worst time to call up a prospect cause all the pressure is on them to save the team. This team is just awful to watch. They can’t hit, they can’t pitch, they can’t field. The fact that they are sitting at .500 is unbelievable but this isn’t fun to watch. Like shit needs to happen at this point, its hard to be a fan right now. There isn’t a single exciting thing about this team. Literally, I cannot think of something that I actually want to watch about the Yankees right now.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      if by injection of youth you mean hgh or steroids, i totally agree

  • ClayDavis

    I was hoping that pitch hit Tex, at least he would have got om

  • Mike Nitabach

    They should give the fans still at the game free beers on their way out to drink on the subway home.

    • Pat D

      That’s as good of an idea as unlimited 10 cent beer night.

      • Mike Nitabach

        That’s why I get paid the big money.

  • RetroRob

    So just joining. Can somene give me a quick update on the Yankees scoring?

    • Need Pitching

      I laughed … out loud

  • Pat D

    What a shitty night for NY sports. Even the Mets lost.

  • ClayDavis

    Yay an absolutely worthless double

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, that makes ten times this season the Yankees will have been held to one run or less. And they were one strike away Friday night from that being 11 times.

    The Twins and Mariners both had strong weekends, so I think the Yankees, massive payroll and everything, have the most one run or fewer offensive performances in baseball this season.

    Bra-fucking-vo.

    • Need Pitching

      A’s and Pirates (and maybe other teams) have more

      not that that makes it any less pathetic

  • Pat D

    Jeez, the Rangers just lost their composure. This better not carry over to Game 5.

  • ArchStanton

    Nice of Tex to let the boys pad their record-setting RISP failure numbers here.

    • ArchStanton

      Add 3 more outs to the futility. Just wow.

    • eephus_pitch

      You can’t kill the guy for getting a hit.

  • RetroRob

    In order to dig out of the grave, you must first be buried. I wonder if they’re there yet.

    • wow

      Add to that: 1) The night is darkest just before dawn, and 2) Pain is weakness leaving the body

    • Betty Lizard

      “In order to dig out of the grave, you must first be buried.”

      Ah, it is so.

      Now I have visions of David Carradine in the Yankees dugout, telling them to walk the rice paper.

  • Mike Nitabach

    barf

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit!!

    Toronto looks like they will beat Tampa Bay!!!

    I guess the Yankees prefer keeping a pristine record of ineptitude intact, with their RISP shit-show.

  • wow

    At least the game is over #silverlining

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    crap, we are in last place (tied at least)

    • Need Pitching

      tied for fourth

      /glasshalffull’d
      /graspingatstraws

  • cuponoodles

    Anyone else excited to see Gardner come back and spark this offense a bit?*

    [justkiddingexceptnotreally]

  • RI$P FTW

    It WOULD be kind of cool to see the bloated pigs (Yankees, Sox, Angels, Phillies) all fall on their faces this year.
    I wish Texas would, too, but doesn’t look likely at this point.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Anyone know when the last time the Yanks were in last or tied for last this late into the season?

    • RI$P FTW

      2009!!!!??!!

      • wow

        In 2009, they were so last that they actually dropped down to 3rd in the AL Central before gloriously coming back to win the WS.

        /Phoenix’d
        /Risefromtheashes
        /2009Facts

    • Need Pitching

      last place (21-25) on this date in 2008

  • ClayDavis

    Girardi is beginning to sound completely lost and clueless during these press conferences

    • eephus_pitch

      All the guy can do is fill out the lineup card.
      The players get the big bucks to produce, and they ain’t getting it done.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If this isn’t rock bottom, I hate to see how much lower they can go. I’ve been watching Monday night raw for the last hour. That’s how unwatchable the Yankees have become.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You wrote this at 10:43? I was well into an episode of “Sherlock” by 8:30, THEN tuned into Raw, although Cena is pretty painful in his own right.

  • http://none Dimaggio’s Left Shoe

    where is KAte Hudson when you need her????

    • RBC

      Married with a kid.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    There is nothing to say.

    I think I can sum up the way we feel after this loss and a Banuelos elbow DL stint with this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzpkPy7H700 (SFW)