Game 43: A Friendly Face


(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Yankees have scored double-digit runs just three times in 42 games this season (7.1%), down from 11.1% last season and 11.7% the year before. The first time was the win over the Angels on Sunday Night Baseball (when Raul Ibanez nearly hit a ball into the upper deck), the second time was the huge Fenway Park comeback win over the Red Sox, and the third time was in Kansas City against Luke Hochevar two weeks ago. Hochevar is on the mound again tonight, and boy if there was ever a time for him to repeat that 2.2 IP, 7 R showing, it’s right now. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

The weather in New York isn’t great again but it looks like they’ll get a full nine innings in tonight. The game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Robinson Tilapia says:


    (Suggestions for the lineup welcome)

  2. jjyank says:

    Hmm I think my vote for Luke’s face up there would instead be cast in favor of “creepy”.

  3. Cuso says:

    So guys? How we gonna Dick this one up tonight!

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Prediction: Hochevar will walk a guy with the bases loaded and no outs and the Yankees will not score a run.

  5. DAiello18 says:

    Ok we are in good shape. Just poured Jobu a shot of rum and gave him a cigar. He blessed our bats. I also sacrificed a chicken. Time to win.

  6. If the Yankees don’t win tonight I’m going to be very upset, because I just watched the season 3 opener to Dexter, and there’s a new fucking serial killer as well as Rita being preggers.

  7. Cuso says:

    Come on Phil. Let this guy swing.

  8. Mike HC says:

    I think Hughes can salvage this season. If he can continue to develop into a dangerous pitcher, Cashman may be able to keep his job after all, ha.

  9. RkyMtnYank says:

    Hughes looks very good so far, nice and aggressive like his bullpen days!

  10. Chip says:

    So Hughes is currently our best starter. Didn’t think you’d hear that anytime this season did you?

    • jjyank says:

      No, because CC still is. One mediocre start from him doesn’t erase the string of beast mode starts before that.

  11. ultimate913 says:

    A 1-2-3 inning in the 1st? By Yankee pitching?

  12. jjyank says:

    Well that’s not a good omen.

  13. RkyMtnYank says:

    Damn, Jeter chased ball 4 twice.

  14. Hummingbird S. says:

    awesome AB by Jeter… especially nice that he swung at balls 4 and 5

  15. Chip says:

    I really hope we don’t hit home runs today. Those stupid things keep destroying our rallies

  16. Hummingbird S. says:

    not even a garbage pitcher can cure this offense..

  17. Mike Nitabach says:

    Let’s win this one!!! PLEEZ!!!

  18. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Prediction: Someone will attempt to score from third tonight but will stop and quizzingly look at that strange pentagon-shaped thing before being tagged out.

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

    Has anyone seen this? How much of a total douche is David Ortiz?

  20. jjyank says:

    Nice curve there.

  21. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is that ACE Phil Hughes. THIS IS THE ACE PHIL HUGHES.

  22. Mike Axisa says:

    Where in the world are these curves coming from? That’s David Robertson in Phil Hughes’ uniform. It’s the only explanation.

  23. RkyMtnYank says:

    Liking this version of Hughes!

  24. Mike Nitabach says:

    I am eating pad thai right now. If the Yanks win, I have to eat it every game night.

  25. DAiello18 says:

    Singleton with the Cerrano reference middle of the broadcast. Love it

  26. Knoxvillain says:

    So does Tex come up with RISP this inning? If he does, no runs.

  27. raise your hand if you didn’t feel that coming…

  28. Hummingbird S. says:

    hahaha, what a shitty player.. fitting for this shitty team

  29. Kevin G. says:

    Where’s Leigh Teixeira when you need her to smack some sense into Mark?

  30. Mike Nitabach says:

    I am so glad we got to hear about Singleton and Swisher sniffing Swisher’s new “The Lish” cherry wood bats. Now my day is complete.

  31. Knoxvillain says:


  32. In Mason We Trust says:

    Hughes looks sharp. The bats, however…

  33. Monterowasdinero says:

    Phil looks great so far-from his 12-6 DRob curve at 75 mph to his low and rising fb at 94. He has also thrown a few changeups in hitter’s counts although not for strikes.

    I could get Hughsed to this.

  34. 15 DAY DL says:

    Sit Tex until he tries going the other way on an outside pitch. He is an absolute joke.

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      If they sit him, he isn’t ever going to try going the other way on an outside pitch, is he?

  35. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Prediction: Someone will round third tonight and Robbie Thomson will just send them straight to the dugout.

  36. So a 28 year old rookie can take a low outside pitch the other way, but a “all star caliber” veteran can’t. I’m sorry, there’s something wrong there.

  37. Kevin G. says:

    Insurmountable lead.

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

    Quintero can hit with RISP but the Yankees can’t.

  39. Marc says:

    Yikes, hopefully we can at least score 1 run tonight

  40. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The radio feed is running way too behind the feed on my Iphone. I’m waiting for this run to goddamn score. Ah, there it is.

  41. jjyank says:

    George Brett is hilarious, I have to say.

  42. jjyank says:

    That RBI double aside, Hughes is looking good.

  43. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Hopefully my transition from office desk to car will rally this team.

  44. Something to cheer you guys up in these dark days

    seriously never stops being funny.

  45. Mike Nitabach says:

    Yanks are getting walks. That’s a good sign.

  46. In Mason We Trust says:

    Ok, why is Dwayne Wise and Freddy Garcia on the roster?

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    what a terrible AB

  48. so completely off topic, but it looks like New Jersey is getting ready to decriminalize marijuana.

  49. Tom says:

    Hit and run please…

  50. Need Pitching says:

    predictable DP is predictable

  51. cjc says:

    Glad to see things improving

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

    Remind me why Wise didn’t bunt?

  53. Chip says:

    Ugh, even our hard hit balls end up being double plays

  54. Kramerica Industries says:

    DPDJ has been back in full force the past week or so now.

  55. mt says:

    Girardi getting too cute.

  56. eephus_pitch says:

    I can’t even be angry or surprised anymore.

  57. Cuso says:

    My guess for Trivia question is Willie Wilson.

  58. Pat D says:

    Wow, all 3 of my guesses for that question were wrong.

  59. Knoxvillain says:

    Pure comedy right now. They should change their name to the fucking New York Carlins or something. Geez.


  60. Erica says:


  61. Cuso says:

    9 straight starts with a homer

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    its not a Hughes start without a HR surrendered

  63. an opponent going yard and a ycpb….worst sequence ever.

  64. eephus_pitch says:

    I see Hughes’ record is still intact.

  65. mt says:

    9 straight with a HR.

  66. widget says:

    Is it me or does Francouer own the Yankees this season?

  67. Cuso says:

    2 runs = insurmountable

  68. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hah, whenever you get mentioned in a graphic with Black Jack McDowell from his Yankee year, you know you’ve fucked up something.

  69. Hugh says:

    And there’s the ball game.

  70. In Mason We Trust says:

    What does Girardi think when he manages? Comments in 3,2,1…

  71. mt says:

    Can we score 3 runs? Not sure, even against Luhe H.

  72. cjc says:

    He has at least 1 pitch an inning miss by a foot

  73. DAiello18 says:

    Wang was activated by the Nats today to be their long man.. Boy has he faded into the abyss. I remember when he was a 19 game winner… Sigh.

    • In Mason We Trust says:

      I live just outside of Syracuse and I went to a Chiefs game, and he went all the way into the 9th inning with that familiar heavy sinker. He’s still got it, he’s the long man because the Nationals are stacked with good pitching.

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      I mark his end with that fucking groin strain jogging home from third in interleague.

  74. flamingo says:

    Just turned on the radio in time to hear Hughes give up a home run… Ugh. How does he look otherwise?

  75. ClayDavis says:

    Well this lead is now too much to overcome

  76. DAiello18 says:

    Does 2-0 feel like 9-0 to anyone else, or maybe it’s just me.

  77. jon says:

    Thats what you get for cowering like a little girl on a pop fly

  78. cjc says:

    This is just painful to watch

  79. flamingo says:


  80. Cuso says:

    Haha that’s Torrie Wilson!

  81. RBC says:

    Isn’t that Torrie and A-Rod’s buddy??

  82. Mike Nitabach says:


  83. Kevin G. says:

    What the fuck was that?

  84. jjyank says:

    Thank you Robbie. Can that be a spark please?

  85. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s more like it Robbie

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

    A run!

  87. Need Pitching says:

    well they hit a HR

    at least now they have a chance to win

  88. Hugh says:

    Rally killer.

  89. Erica says:

    Go Robbie.

    Yo, offense – see what he did?


    See THAT?


  90. Tom says:

    73 pitches through 4innings… looks like a 6inning start

    He’s averaging just under 5 pitches per AB…. even a perfect game at that rate is 135 pitches.

  91. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    What just happened? What does it mean when a Yankee player hits the ball over the fence on the fly?

  92. Chip says:

    It would be nice if Cano would stop that, he’s supposed to be starting rallies!

  93. Mike Nitabach says:

    That was the sound of a ball hit with the sweetest center of the sweet spot.

  94. RkyMtnYank says:

    Robbie “one pitch” finally got one, cool, but would expect him to roll-over on the next two ab’s.

  95. Mike Nitabach says:


  96. RBC says:

    Is this actually Yankees offense we’re witnessing???

  97. cjc says:

    Lol if only tex could be so lucky

  98. Cuso says:

    ARod special right there.


  99. Hugh says:

    This is new.

  100. jjyank says:

    Thanks A-Rod. My fantasy team needs the steals with Gardner out…

  101. This is why Alex should be a number two hitter. I will not let this die until it happens.

  102. Kevin G. says:

    Alex Rodriguez, realizing he has now become a singles hitter, decided to complete the transformation by beginning to steal bases and be a speedster.

  103. Mike Nitabach says:

    What the hell was that?????

  104. Chip says:

    Man, A-rod might have the best baserunning instincts of anybody I’ve ever seen

    • Chip says:

      And there’s further proof, most runners would have just stood there looking at the ball rather than realize that nobody was covering third

  105. Marc says:

    Why do they suck so much with RISP?!

  106. Pat D says:

    You asshole, ARod, stealing just set you up for more RISP fail.

    It’s bad enough you guys have already lost your chance to win a game without hitting a HR.

    It’s like they’re not even trying.

  107. cjc says:

    Here swish to strikeout

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    RISP Fail. ugh.

  109. DAiello18 says:

    0-16 this series with RISP. We are on pace to set a god damn record of some sort.

  110. Chip says:

    Swisher is very obviously pressing when he’s got a man on

  111. eephus_pitch says:

    It only feels like Swisher has struck out in every AB since he returned to the lineup.
    It’s an illusion.

  112. Hugh says:

    Man on 2nd, one out.

    Pop out, strike out.

    Straight from the text book.

    • Pat D says:

      “How to Leave Men on Base in Style”
      —2012 New York Yankees, as told to Mike Lupica

      • Pat D says:

        Note: Lupica will write this book no matter what happens the rest of the year, and without watching a single inning of any game.

        • Erica says:

          His columns are mind boggling because I don’t think they’re actually in English. They’re just a bunch of words thrown together.

          • Pat D says:

            I have not looked at anything he’s done for some time now. I can’t remember exactly when that was, but there was something he wrote that was so incredibly stupid that I was like, “OK, I’m done.”

        • eephus_pitch says:

          I still giggle when I think about that love letter book he wrote about Sosa and McGwire.

  113. Need Pitching says:

    damn ARod.
    Killed the rally by selfishly stealing second and getting in scoring position.

  114. RkyMtnYank says:

    I would of liked for Brett to stay on the broadcast for a couple more innings, was interesting.

  115. So my friend who doesn’t follow the yankees, and hates sports in general, just called them out for not being able to score runs…You know it’s bad times when even your nonsports friends making things up on the spot are right.

  116. Pat D says:

    OK, MIB, that alien was just trying to order an iced coffee. Why was he arrested? Was he in Arizona?

  117. I’d give a kidney for Tex to just try to go to left field right now.

  118. Professor Longnose says:


  119. Erica says:

    Shift the eff up!

  120. DAiello18 says:

    A “double” through the shift… My eyes must deceive me.

  121. Professor Longnose says:

    Leadoff runner on second.

    And he’s going to score! Sez me.

  122. Pat D says:

    I was about to say that could just be the type of play they need. Teix beats the shift and a dumb play by Francoeur.

    Then I realized he’s now in scoring position, so…

  123. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, Martin!

  124. chris says:

    that’s the kind of hits this team needs to get going

  125. Hugh says:

    Tex shoud have stayed on 1st despite the error.


  126. chris says:

    every nub counts

  127. Need Pitching says:

    now’s a good time for a bunt

  128. Wise bunt. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I HATE THE BUNT BUT BUNT!!!!!!!!

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

    OK, pleeeeease have Wise bunt!

  130. jjyank says:

    I’ll take it. Please guys, get something outta this.

  131. widget says:

    Strikeout then a double play or double play then a strikeout?

  132. DAiello18 says:

    For the Love of Jobu BUNT

  133. Chip says:

    Ahh crap, now they have the double play set up

  134. RkyMtnYank says:

    A force actually sets up the double/triple play, sad we actually have to think about that.

  135. Hugh says:

    Setting up the triple play.

    I’m calling it. You know you want to see it, too.

  136. jjyank says:

    Unrelated to baseball, but I want to see if I can give a +1 for someone.

    No Googling!

  137. chris says:

    get wyse, man

  138. chris says:

    wow! nice.

  139. jjyank says:

    HELLS yeah! Great bunt.

  140. Mike Nitabach says:

    Nice bubt!!!

  141. Cy Pettitte says:

    a hit with RISP!

  142. Kevin G. says:

    Bunt again!!

  143. Perfect outcome to that scenario. DEREK TAKE STRIKE ONE!!!

  144. FIPster Doofus says:

    That’s the halcyon moment of Dewayne Wise’s Yankee career.

  145. Need Pitching says:

    look at Wise being usefull

  146. Chip says:

    2-0 I’d be tempted to let him swing for the fences

  147. TampaYankee says:

    Great bunt by Wise!!!

    I like that guy alot, wish he had a better bat, but I’m glad to see him back up in the big leagues.

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


  149. Hugh says:

    Quadruple play.

  150. Professor Longnose says:

    Hang on, peoples…runs is comin’.

  151. Kramerica Industries says:

    Bases loaded/0 out.

    How do they fuck up this time?

  152. RkyMtnYank says:

    Nice job Wise, he should bunt every time!

  153. eephus_pitch says:

    Let’s do this.

  154. Mike Nitabach says:

    HE TOOK!

  155. Wow, that ball must have been in the dirt for Jeter not to swing.

  156. FIPster Doofus says:

    Melky Cabrera leads MLB in hits? What the shit is happening?

    • DM says:

      Yep, picked up right where he left off — maybe better. I guess A-Rod was on to something after all. The 1 “fluke” year is turning into 2.

  157. Need Pitching says:

    any chance Jeter doesn’t hit a ground ball here?

  158. Will says:

    Yankees special? Is it coming

  159. Kevin G. says:

    Melky? MELKY?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

  160. TampaYankee says:

    And here comes the Jeter double play. He’s so clutch when it comes to that.

  161. mt says:

    Our favorite situation – bases loaded, no outs.

  162. chris says:

    come on, capt.

  163. jjyank says:

    Another take! Yay patience.

  164. Please don’t strike out derek. Even a dp means the game’s tied.

  165. Erica says:


  166. Marc says:

    Let’s see how they screw up this situation lol. Ok, no more trolling for me.

  167. jjyank says:


  168. Erica says:


  169. Mike Nitabach says:


  170. Professor Longnose says:


  171. Cy Pettitte says:

    Captain clutch!

  172. RkyMtnYank says:

    Wow, how the fuck did that happen.

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

    A RISP HIT!!!

  174. Pat D says:

    What are these things? Hits?

  175. Kramerica Industries says:

    Holy fucking shit!!

    WHAT WAS THAT!?!?!?

    Is this what happens on days where I get more than three hours of sleep?

  176. chris says:

    did we need that? we did!

  177. Mike Axisa says:

    Now they’re in business.

  178. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    proud to say i’ve supported hughes throughout…glad he’s back on track

  179. Guys…I’m confused. What’s this feeling I have? It’s like a warmness in my chest, and I’m smiling?

  180. Monterowasdinero says:



  181. Chip says:

    Francour might have had a play at home

  182. chris says:

    let’s go grandy.

  183. Mike Nitabach says:


  184. Erica says:

    Okay I’ll take it!

  185. jjyank says:

    At least that wasn’t a DP.

  186. chris says:

    ok. we’ll take ‘em as we get ‘em.

  187. eephus_pitch says:

    Weak RBI groundout feels like sweet bliss at this point.

  188. Kevin G. says:

    Get mad, Alex. Get MAD.

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

    This is so gonna bite the Royals in the ass…

  190. Chip says:

    I’ll take that, now we just need to hit the ball out of the infield

  191. Pat D says:

    Fail, Curtis. Fail.

    Another 0 for RISP and Bases Loaded.

  192. jjyank says:

    Okay A-Rod, I don’t care right now where your power is, I will most gladly take one of those singles.

  193. mt says:

    An RBI groundout – what a shock!

  194. DERP says:

    Someone hold me.

  195. Marc says:

    Make ‘em pay Alex!

  196. chris says:

    so now arod can make them regret it

  197. Need Pitching says:

    an A-bomb would be very nice right here

    but I’ll settle for an A-bloop

  198. chris says:

    lets go arod

  199. Mike Nitabach says:

    I’ll take a sidewinder bugfucker single like the last AB.

  200. Mike Nitabach says:


  201. Hugh says:


    Going to lie down.

  202. Need Pitching says:

    awful ARod, just fucking awful

  203. Cy Pettitte says:

    an A-K from A-rod. ugh.

  204. chris says:

    time for a two out rally

  205. Pat D says:


  206. Erica says:

    Cmon Voldemort.

  207. Mike Nitabach says:

    Ibanez was going for a five-run homer on that first pitch.

  208. widget says:

    Intentionally walking a guy to get to A-Rod. Never thought I’d see that. How the mighty have fallen.

  209. chris says:

    time for an ibomb

  210. TomH says:

    Huge disappointment if they don’t get more runs.

  211. chris says:

    don’t be shy ibanez

  212. eephus_pitch says:


  213. Erica says:

    OH my God I hate EVERYTHING

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      hahahahahah The Yanks do have a lead.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:


      I, hate the rain and sunny weather,
      and I, hate beach and mountains too;
      (and) I don’t like a thing about the city, no, no,
      and I, I, I, hate the countryside too!

      And I, hate everything about you!
      …everything about you!

      I, don’t like a thing about your mother,
      and I, I hate your daddy’s guts too,
      I don’t like a thing about your sister,
      ’cause I think sex is overrated too.

  214. Mike Nitabach says:


    But still, a 3-2 lead!

  215. Cy Pettitte says:

    so bad.

  216. jjyank says:

    Well…at least we have a lead?

  217. chris says:

    ok. a lead for the young guy on the hill

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

    That was…less than an optimal outcome.

    At least we have a lead!

  219. chris says:

    slow it up, phil

  220. Robinson Tilapia says:

    It took a lot of driving in circles to get that sort of measely rally.

  221. eephus_pitch says:

    Best thing to do is walk the leadoff man on 4 pitches.

  222. widget says:

    Say bye bye lead. You have to score more than 2 runs in a bases loaded no outs situation.

  223. Tom says:

    Just caught the replay on the Derek Jeter single – why in the world was Tex tagging up on that?

    You have Jeff Francouer in RF… even a semi-deep fly to right and there’s a decent chance he gets thrown out, yet alone one that shallow. The only way he could have tagged is if Francouer had made a sliding catch and decided to lay on the ground for 2-3 seconds to give Tex a head start

    He’s lucky he didn’t get forced out at home.

  224. Monterowasdinero says:

    Big inning for Phil.

  225. jjyank says:

    Shut it down Phil. Come on, we need a win.

  226. Mike Nitabach says:

    That dude groaned like he just got a sudden testicle seizure.

  227. chris says:

    that’s it, keep swish busy in right

  228. Pat D says:

    Now that we have some time, I want to share a little story.

    There was a family restaurant about a mile from my house that my mother and sisters worked at over the course of 20 years that we have lived where we do. The place up and closed about 2 years ago when the scumbag who bought the place about 10 years ago closed it without warning.

    So this weekend came a story that some company purchased the property and intends to turn it into a nursing home. Frankly, I can’t see how the building is big enough, but OK.

    However, yesterday the first township meeting is held and it turns out that the people who bought the place want to open a mental health clinic, in order to treat people who suffer from “anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder for a period of 4-6 months.”

    Well, naturally, the shit hit the fan. All of my concerned citizen neighbors were there with the normal complaints. “Find another area.” “What if these people have criminal records?” “I don’t want my son exposed to that.” Essentially, as always, NIMBY.

    Anyone have an opinion on this? Frankly, I find it said that people only think of themselves. I doubt that if this place is meant as a shorter-term clinic there would be too many people with criminal records there.

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      “anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder for a period of 4-6 months”

      As far as I am aware, there is no correlation between suffering from any of those disorders and committing violent crimes.

      • Professor Longnose says:

        A very quick search of pubmed comes up with an article suggesting there might be a link, especially for patients at risk of substance abuse:

        • Mike Nitabach says:

          From that abstract, it looks like there is almost no link except in bipolar patients who are drug abusers.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            And all they’re saying is that it’s worth a further look. When you find that there’s, maybe, something there, but there’s not enough to prove causation, etc., it’s generally what you write in your conclusion. Interesting, but not what you’d want to cite as evidence.

          • Professor Longnose says:

            You would need a whole lot of these studies to make any general conclusion. Like most medical issues, it’s a complicated issue, and even an association isn’t a causality.

    • Professor Longnose says:

      I don’t trust private mental health clinics because of the potential for quackery. But if it’s on the up and up, it could work. It really depends on who the potential clients are and how much it costs, which would tell you a lot about what kind of people would go there.

    • jjyank says:

      NIMBY just pisses me off. I’ve taken enough environmental politics classes in my academic career for it do just inherently bother me when people say “Hh, yeah we need a place like that. Oh wait, you mean you want it in my town? Fuck that.”

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Honest full disclosure, for real reals:

      I’ve been a social worker for 15 years and have worked in plenty of mental health settings. That’s utterly ridiculous. People who are in need deserve help, regardless of whether they have a criminal record, and people do better when those options are available close to their homes.

      I can’t speak on the particulars of this specific place but, based on the information you’re giving, there should be zero concerns as the effect of quality of life in your neighborhood.

      I’m not getting into arguments or discussions on this on here. That’s my opinion. Take it or leave it (not directed at you, Pat, obviously.)

      • jjyank says:

        I think we seem to be in agreement here.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          You told me you were a doctor.

          • jjyank says:

            The Love Doctor.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              HAIR METAL MOMENT!

              You need my love baby, oh so bad
              You’re not the only one I’ve ever had
              And if I say I wanna set you free
              Don’t you know you’ll be in misery
              They call me (Dr. Love)
              They call me Dr. Love (calling Dr. Love)
              I’ve got the cure you’re thinkin’ of (calling Dr. Love)
              And even though I’m full of sin
              In the end you’ll let me in
              You’ll let me through, there’s nothin’ you can do
              You need my lovin’, don’t you know it’s true

              So if you please get on your knees
              There are no bills, there are no fees
              Baby, I know what your problem is
              The first step of the cure is a kiss
              So call me (Dr. Love)
              They call me Dr. Love (calling Dr. Love)
              I am your doctor of love (calling Dr. Love), ha
              They call me (Dr. Love),
              they call me Dr. Love (calling Dr. Love)
              I’ve got the cure you’re thinkin’ of (calling Dr. Love)

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Inpatient facility. Should be secure. Worst thing I’d worry about would be ambulance sirens.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Also sounds like people were more perturbed about the “nursing home” reference, initially.

          • Pat D says:

            The author of the story posted in the comments that the “nursing home” claim is purely for zoning related purposes.

            Something tells me the people here won’t care about that.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              Clearly, that’s creating mistrust, though.

              No clue as to the particulars as to zoning in your area.

              I used to work adjacent to the crisis unit when I first was in the field in Florida. Whenever you heard “Code Red” over the PA, it meant every male was to report to the crisis unit, usually because someone was being admitted against their will. This was generally a bad idea in every sense of the word, as was proven when I slooooowly walked over once and witnessed someone with almost no MH experience practically break a guy’s neck trying to subdue him. Fun times.

              Thankfully, I’ve moved faaaaar beyond that in my career.

      • Professor Longnose says:

        I certainly agree that everyone who needs help should get it.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      I assume criminals don’t go to restaurants?

      It’s really stupid. People who are depressed, anxious or bipolar are not criminals. People are so stupid.

      There are not enough mental health clinics as it is and most run out of medical buildings etc. Just because it’s a stand alone site doesn’t mean people are coming to gitcha.

      Ooga booga

    • Erica says:

      The general public is the worst. People who need help deserve it. Boom. The end.

  229. Cuso says:

    Quick hook I bet

  230. chris says:

    i kinda wish they didn’t obsess about 100 pitch count

    • TomH says:

      Sterling: “When Allie Reynolds pitched against Early Wynn, they didn’t worry about 100-pitch counts. 150 maybe.”

    • JohnnyC says:

      Maybe if they ever let them throw more than 90 pitches a game in the minors. They lift them at the earliest sign of trouble. How do you learn? I thought development was paramount not winning minor league games.

  231. chris says:

    and that wasn’t a strike?

  232. TomH says:

    Important inning for Hughes.

  233. Mike Nitabach says:

    uh oh

  234. chris says:

    let him get out of this

  235. Mike Nitabach says:

    Rothchild to Hughes: “Get this fucker out, you fuck”.

  236. TomH says:

    I left the room and came back to hear Sterling referring to Musial. Anyone else listening, who knew what the point was? My co-favorite, with Mantle.

  237. Tony says:

    Please take him out. Im worried

  238. Kramerica Industries says:

    Phil Hughes struggling with two outs?

    That never happens.

  239. JD says:

    Why no LOOGY for Gordon?

  240. Professor Longnose says:

    100 pitches, game on the line. Sheesh, bring in a lefty.

  241. Mike Nitabach says:


  242. Tony says:

    Great job by Phil

  243. chris says:

    ok. good job, phil.

  244. JD says:

    and exhale

  245. JD says:

    That was such a Phil Hughes inning. Only thing missing was a home run.

  246. Frank says:

    Hopefully, that’s it for Hughes. He got by. Get him out of there.

  247. Fernando says:

    Way to go Phil. Working too hard can give us a heart-attack-ack-ack!

  248. chris says:

    if this season is going to mean anything you need to let phil get himself off hooks like that. good job leaving him in.

  249. chris says:

    time for nick to put that cherry bat to good use

  250. chris says:

    thats not what i meant

  251. Erica says:

    2 quick outs, what is this

  252. chris says:

    uh, guys? we could use some more good at bats right now.

  253. chris says:

    hmm, martin looks lost

  254. Fernando says:

    ugh, Martin looks like shit. no way you give this guy 10 million per year.

  255. Will The Thrill says:

    Wow. I’m kinda getting tired of watching our lineup getting mowed down by scrubs.

  256. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Bring up Cervelli. There’s some kind of enthusiasm at least.

  257. DERP says:

    WTF Who pitches the eighth now?

    • jjyank says:

      Well this is yet another scenario in which the 7th is just as important as the 8th, so does it really matter what the order is?

      • DERP says:

        Yeah, I blanked on the Royals lineup. I didn’t realize Hosmer was batting second, so I figured it was a waste to use Logan for just Dyson.

  258. Frank says:

    Boone Logan in the set up role. Scary.

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

      Boone has been very effective this year.

      • Frank says:

        He’s been inconsistent and hasn’t pitched in the set up role. He got 1 out. Now he has to face Hosmer, Butler and Moustakas in the 8th.

  259. flamingo says:

    Logan just strikes ‘em out.

  260. chris says:

    that’s harsh putting that up on the big screen while a guy’s a bat

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

    Holy crap Brian Matusz with 6.1 innings of one run ball against Boston.

  262. chris says:

    michael kay is like ADD announcer

  263. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This hasn’t been a great offensive performance in the least but, by god, I hope it’s enough tonight.

    Notice there’s no trolls around yet. They must be home poking each other in the eye with a fork.

  264. Frank says:

    Nice game by Hochevar.

  265. Will The Thrill says:

    Luke Hochevar, 8Ks. How? Why? I fucking hate this team right now.

  266. chris says:

    come on guys, we can’t afford mistakes

  267. FIPster Doofus says:

    Logan’s a fat, pussy toad.

  268. Need Pitching says:

    What the fucking fuck?

    this team just looks for ways to lose

  269. mike_h says:

    wtf was Logan for the cover?

  270. Pat D says:

    Oh, Francesa also said this (who’s getting the outs when they have a lead) is more concerning to him than the lineup woes.

    I thought to myself, “you’re crazy.”

    Now after Boone’s brain fart, hmmm…..

  271. Cy Pettitte says:

    Epply vs. Butler is that much better than Boone vs. Butler?

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

    I miss D-Rob.

  273. Need Pitching says:

    Cody Eppley in the eighth inning with a one run lead?


  274. chris says:

    different breed of fan round here. I’m alway thinking the yanks are going to win.

    • TomH says:

      Aren’t these just matters of temperament, about which there’s nothing much to say? Glass half full / Glass half empty? The worst is always possible / The Best is Yet to Come? One prefers hearing Sinatra sing “Stormy Weather,” and the other is always whistling “Happy Days are Here Again.” Useful to have them both around, especially in the Pentagon!

    • jjyank says:

      There are a few of us optimists around here.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      We’re optimists. We’re just having some fun with the adversity.

      The trolls will show up if Soriano can’t finish this. Trust me.

  275. mike_h says:

    new strategy for Girardi is to play every game like its World Series game 7 with all the matchups

  276. eephus_pitch says:


  277. Tony says:

    we always used to laugh about the absurdity of using Joba as the 6th inning guy when he comes back because of the crazy bullpen depth. Now look who’s in the 8th

  278. mike_h says:


  279. Mike Nitabach says:

    I wasn’t paying close enough attention, but Kay said Logan was falling off the mound and thus couldn’t get to first base.

  280. Frank says:

    If Rapada gets Moustakas, Soriano is in for the 4 out save.

  281. mike_h says:

    what next Joe gonna let everyone in the pen throw 1 pitch. 1-0 count bring in Epply, 1-1 count bring in Logan, 1-2 count bring in Wade for the K

    shit was easier when it was Soriano/DRob/Mo

    • jjyank says:

      “shit was easier when it was Soriano/DRob/Mo”

      Well….yeah, duh. And if Logan gets hammered by a guy who hammers righties, would you be bitching that he left Logan in too long (to face a righty no less)?

  282. Mike Nitabach says:


  283. chris says:

    wow. that’s a gif!

  284. Erica says:


  285. Need Pitching says:

    some luck going the Yankees way for a change

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

    That was totally planned.

  287. DERP says:

    o hai double play

  288. Chip says:

    Girardi totally had that planned, score one for the binder!

  289. DZ says:

    I said it in the offseason, Phil Hughes will be our best pitcher not named CC this year. So far he’s making me look pretty good. Now that we finally have a 2, we need to get our offense going.

  290. Pat D says:

    The Twins scored 9 runs in 5 innings against the White Sox.

    I am sad.

  291. chris says:

    need some breathing room, boys

  292. DERP says:

    BTW, are we rooting for the Orioles or the Red Sox this series? I assume everyone will say Orioles, but I just want to make sure.

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

      Orioles all the way.

      • jjyank says:

        Yeah. There is a commenter or two that actually thinks the O’s are for real, but I consider them a joke until they are still in contention in July.

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

          They might reach that elusive 70 win mark, but I’d be shocked if they did much more than that.

          • jjyank says:

            Yeah, they might be better than last year, but I was arguing with a guy last night who actually believed that the O’s would win 88 games while the Yankees would only win 84. I didn’t know what to say.

    • Erica says:


  293. Pat D says:

    Yikes. Teix Smash!

  294. Chip says:

    Alright, let’s blow this game open

  295. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix’s face was hilarious

  296. chris says:

    tex really deserves love for the faces he makes

  297. chris says:

    we needed another 15 feet!

    • Need Pitching says:

      in an effort to aid in ARod’s warning track power and cure Tex’s obsession to pull every pitch, the short porch in YSIII will be moved from RF to LF next season

  298. pat says:

    Arod on steroids puts that out… :(

  299. Chip says:

    What? No Jones here? This seems like the time to let him swing for the fences

    • Tom says:

      Seems odd. Girardi lives to get the platoon advantage when setting the lineup or when the defense is on the field.

      When he has a lead, he for some reason doesn’t deem it important… I wonder if he lets Ibanez hit there in a tie game or down a run.

  300. chris says:

    raphael, you must throw the ball with feeeeeeling

  301. Tom says:

    When did Ibanez become more than a platoon DH?

    I know they have the lead, but don’t you pinch hit Jones there?

  302. jjyank says:

    Well at least this is (should be) a nice quick game. Just picked up Ghost Recon and I’m itching to pop some caps into some illegal gun runner asses.

  303. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Soriano, you fucker. Get the save.

  304. TomH says:

    Does he ever smile? He’s the anti-Andruw

  305. Robinson Tilapia says:

    What did Logan do that was so awful? I was tending to my kid.

  306. Erica says:


  307. chris says:

    hang in there, senor

  308. chris says:

    one more

  309. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, Soriano. One more out.

  310. Pat D says:

    Sweep the leg!

  311. Erica says:

    One strike one strike DO IT SORI

  312. pat says:

    If he can’t get Escobar out here we don’t deserve to win another game.

  313. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This is like that scene in Boogie Nights.

  314. chris says:

    and……..untuck the shirt!!

  315. Erica says:


  316. Pat D says:

    Jeez louise.

  317. Mike Nitabach says:

    WOOOOOOO!!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  318. jjyank says:

    Well my heart definitely stopped for a second, but HELL YEAH!

  319. pat says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO Boy. Alex put some STANK on that.

  320. Need Pitching says:


  321. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Thank you, Soriano, you fuck.

    YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

  322. Erica says:


  323. mike_h says:

    and exhale….

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

    This is what turns this team around. Book it.

  325. Chip says:

    Ugh, that might have been a gift of a call there

  326. DERP says:


  327. mike_h says:

    this is only game 43 and yet it feels like we clinched the division

  328. Mike Nitabach says:

    Good game!

  329. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Just for symmetry’s sake: ROY PHUCKING HUGHLLADAY!!!!!

  330. Erica says:

    So many emotions. I almost want to cry happy cries.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      NEED. A. SONG.

      • Erica says:

        Remember the nights we sat
        And talked about all our dreams
        Well, little did we know then
        They were distant than they seemed
        Well I, oh I knew it, hey you knew it too
        The things we’d go through
        Well, we knew the things, we had to do
        To make it, baby

        You gotta cry tough
        Out on the streets
        To make your dreams happen
        You gotta cry out
        Out to the world
        To make them all come true

        Life ain’t no easy ride
        At least that’s what I am told
        Sometimes the rainbow, baby
        Is better than the pot of gold
        Well I, you’ve got to stick it out
        Whether you’re wrong or right
        And you can’t give in without a fight
        To make it, baby

  331. Hall and Nokes says:

    That win was the proverbial line drive in the box score.

  332. jjyank says:

    Now I can go play Ghost Recon happily. Boo-ya!

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

    I’m glad that the Yankees won, but the general baseball fan in me says that last play is a reason why they have to expand instant replay. A play that close that was literally the ballgame…you gotta be SURE you get that right.

    • jjyank says:

      I agree. Not because I thought the call was wrong, but because instant replay just needs to be instituted on close plays, especially ones of such importance.

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      It was unambiguously clear on the replay that the call was correct.

      • jjyank says:

        Right, but that’s not the point. The point is that the play was close enough that it was a difficult call in real time that things like that probably be reviewed, just in general.

  334. In Mason We Trust says:

    I first cursed when I saw the play unfold, but once the umpire called out, I yelled “fuck yeah”. Goodnight my fellow fans.

  335. Monterowasdinero says:

    Good phor Phil. Love the use of his changeup. He needs to throw it like this in every game. The growing pains will be worth it. Throw it alot early in the game and continue with it if it is around the plate.

  336. Erica says:

    “A delightfully manageable 2:37″

    Did Michael Kay morph into Joe West?

  337. Haha, wow…I missed the last three innings or so with having to take public transit home…I cannot wait to watch the highlights/encore to see why this board went all bipolar for a short while there.

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