May
23

Game 44: Getaway Night

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The Yankees have been scuffling in a real bad way these last few weeks, but they have a chance to win their second straight tonight and head into tomorrow’s day off feeling positive. No one wants to spend their Thursday thinking about yet another loss. Things turned around last season with a late-May trip to West Coast and that’s where the Yankees are heading next, so let’s wrap up this homestand on a high note. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
DH Andruw Jones
Russell Martin
LF Jayson Nix

LHP Andy Pettitte

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Team Meeting Update: Jack Curry reports that Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi called a team meeting prior to last night’s game. They told the players not to panic and that they believe in their ability to bounce back from this ugly stretch of baseball.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Buddy

    can we call one of those meetings for the people who post in this game thread?

    • EricVA

      Include Mike. He’s been freaking out just as much as some of the commenters.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Go get ‘em tonight boys!

  • Need Pitching

    The new CBA has been posted here:
    http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/info/cba.jsp

    for anyone interested (or just bored)

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that whenever the Yanks won their next game (yesterday) that the following day we were going to hear about some “meeting?”

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

    I forget who I was talking about this with a couple weeks ago, I think it was jjyank, and maybe Pat D, or Robinson Talapia, but it was about the merits of falling properly after a runner slid into first…For the billionth time I fell improperly off my skateboard again and jammed my wrist as well as ripping my palm open lol. This is why you always try to roll your shoulder into a fall!!

    • Pat D

      Wasn’t me.

    • jjyank

      Ha yeah that was me. That sucks dude. Always let your body take the fall! But unfortunately, that’s instinct, not a skill. Feel better.

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

        Hah, thanks. I’m fine, except my palm feels raw…I barely feel any pain in my wrist.

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

        If you wanna see a picture of my palm there’s a picture on my attached blog.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Girardi’s message probably was don’t panic, pull your heads out of your asses and start hitting that fucking ball before you get my ass fired.

  • jjyank

    Man two wins in a row would make the off day so much better…I was too busy getting blitzed with some old college buddies in Boston during the last Pettitte start, so here’s to hoping for a repeat performance.

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

    Why is Tex in the 3 hole? He’s done nothing in the 7th spot to show he deserves to be moved back up.

    • Need Pitching

      because he hit lefties well last season, apparently

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

        He did, but he hasn’t this season. http://www.baseball-reference......2&t=b

        • Need Pitching

          I know.
          I really don’t get the move, though Cano has been awful against lefties this year as well.

    • jjyank

      Your guess is as good as mine.

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

    N0 Kay? I approve. Does anyone know where he is?

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

      *No

    • jjyank

      No idea if he’s working the West Coast trip, but if he is, maybe he got the day off to have an extra day to either get out there or just chill before the trip.

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

        Kay on the West Coast? Hah.

        • Pat D

          Yea that would be the first time since he was on radio.

        • jjyank

          Kay is NOT going, going back, back, to Cali, Cali…

        • Kramerica Industries

          He did a series out in Anaheim a few years ago, but probably only because it was late in the season and they were the two best teams in the league.

          Other than that, I seldom recall Kay calling games even west of Texas. Doesn’t happen too often, and I’m sure whether it’s a good or a bad thing.

    • RI$P FTW

      Wasn’t he on Sportscenter tonight?

    • Kevin Winters

      ESPN had an event in Bristol called Audio Avenue. They invited all of their affiliates.

  • Lord Snow

    When the hell did the Red Sox obtain Podsednik? WTF. They will forever have the offense that refuses to die. No matter what scrub they bring along, they will indeed contribute. Tired of seeing Yankee “All-Stars” falter while the nobodies in Boston always seem to flourish. Argh argh bark bark bark meow.

    • Kramerica Industries

      While confirmation bias no doubt exists here, I can’t help but agree with much of what is said here. Seems like a ton of schmucks go to Boston and experience an offensive revival, and it’s not always because of Fenway or bitamins.

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

        To be fair, we have seen players like Ibanez, Thames and Jones come out of nowhere and have big years with us. But I agree, it’s ridiculous how they have Daniel Nava and Mike Aviles and Scott Podsednik being as good as they’ve been.

  • jjyank

    Am I the only one that is disappointed that Will Smith is white? Lame.

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

      totally lame.

  • chris

    go andy

  • Pat D

    Would I trade a Yankees win for a Rangers win?

    Hmmmmmm……….

    • jjyank

      NO!!

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

      I would, only if Hamilton hits a couple more bombs in the loss

      tollololol

      • Lord Snow

        Hockey.

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

          Hence the trollololol at the bottom ;)

          • Carl G

            If only you had said trollololol…

  • Mike Nitabach

    GO ANDY!

  • jjyank

    I love Andy’s windup. Always have, it just seems so smooth and awesome and crafty. So happy to be seeing it again.

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

    It’s incredible that he’s only been out of the league a year and there are already basically two full line ups he’s never seen before in Seattle and Kansas City.

  • chris

    alright

  • Kramerica Industries

    The AL Central favorite Detroit Tigers, who I picked to win the World Series this year myself…

    Haven’t won back-to-back games since 4/17-4/18, which was five weeks ago. Ouch!

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

      The Rangers are 15-16 in their last 31 games and haven’t won more than two straight since the series immediately before they played the Yankees.

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

        But if you were to ask a large chunk of this blog, we’re the only team that’s struggled…i don’t get it???

      • Kramerica Industries

        Sounds like the NHL Rangers too, in some ways!

        10-8 since the playoffs began. Fortunately, they’ve placed those wins in good places.

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

      They were picked by 50/50 ESPN experts to win the division. I know they still can win the division and are still very good, but still…

  • chris

    andy is a lesson in pitching – the rhythm, which helps the defense, the readiness, which puts pressure on the batter, the sense that nothing is going to rattle him.

    • jjyank

      AND….The Stare.

    • RI$P FTW

      Sometimes I watch softball in Central Park during my lunch breaks.
      One douche CONSTANTLY tried to pitch the ball before the batter even lifted his bat.
      He would also scream and yell at the catcher for not returning the ball immediately at fastball speed.
      He was kind of extreme with the ‘readiness’. Poor sportsmanship.

      I have no point. Just a boring anecdote.

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

    Grandyman.

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

    GRANDYMAN! YES HE CAN!!!

  • chris

    grandy smokes one, welcome, rook.

  • Need Pitching

    lol … thank goodness the bunt was foul

  • Cy Pettitte

    man, it feels like forever since they scored first. Thank You Grandyman.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Let’s hope it’s one of those games where they club a young pitcher.

  • jjyank

    YEAHHHHH Grandyman! Welcome to be big leagues Agent J, maybe you should go fight aliens.

  • Lord Snow

    Curse of the First Inning Homerun. They’re going to lose now . . . 72% serious.

    • jjyank

      No.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Nice!

  • CS Yankee

    I aim to please.

  • Chip

    Love seeing Tex work a walk on some close pitches

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hahahah, oh wow.

    Mitch Williams (I believe) just said PED’s are no longer in baseball, unlike when ARod was coming up.

    WHAT!?!?!?

    Holy shit he’s off his rocker.

  • RI$P FTW

    Girardi is a genius.

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

    AN A-BOMB FROM A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s a little more than warning track power

    A-Bomb!

  • chris

    YO! Now I like seeing that!

  • Mike Nitabach

    Schweeeeet!

  • jjyank

    AROD!!!! OFF A LEFTY!!!! Hellz yes.

  • Hummingbird S.

    POWER!

  • Need Pitching

    power from Arod!!!!!!!

  • Chip

    I needed a game like this

  • Buddy

    garbage time.

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

    A-Rod’s still got it.

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

    He can’t hit lefties any more they said….he can’t hit for power anymore they said.

    • jjyank

      He sold his soul to Raul Ibanez.

  • VinRae

    A Bomb! Teh power!

  • Greg

    More please!

  • Chip

    I love when Cano starts an at-bat off with that fake bunt walk. It really seems to throw pitchers off and he’s likely taking all the way anyhow

  • RI$P FTW

    If I were a rookie pitcher, I’d be flattered to give up HR’s to Granderson and A-Rod.

  • Karl Krawfid

    A-Rod had like no leg kick on that swing.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Interesting.

    • Mike Nitabach

      I heard Long say in one of the pre-games the last few days that he has been working with A-Rod on trying to stay better planted with less kick, and more of an up-and-down kick than back-and-forth.

      • jjyank

        I heard that as well. Hope this was a sign of things to come.

        • Mike Nitabach

          Anybody understand the significance of up-and-down versus back-and-forth? He didn’t explain it at all.

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

            I’d think if he’s going forward with the leg, it takes longer to get the foot back down causing him to loose his timing, as well as putting him out in front.

          • jjyank

            I think it just means means a more vertical keg kick, rather than a horizontal one (moving it towards the pitcher). But I’m not hitting coach.

            • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

              YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

              • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

                That was meant to be at the bottom of the comments after the double play. lol

          • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

            I think they also want him to avoid shifting his weight from back to front so much. That way he can stay back on the pitch longer.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Haha. Arod said “halle-fuckin-lujah” when he got in the dugout.

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

      Can you blame him lol?

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

    Is Kevin Millwood this year’s Bartolo? What the hell’s going on?

  • jjyank

    Andy lookin’ SHARP. Love it.

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

      I’m not going to lie, I expected him to do well coming back, he was pitching great in 2010 before he got hurt.

      • jjyank

        I did too. It’s not like Andy went out with a wimper. I was actually of the opinion that a year off would do him good. Rest the arm, rest the legs, have some extra time to get back into shape.

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

          I was very upset after he called it quits and his last game was losing to Cliff Lee. He’s gotta have a better sendout than that!

          • jjyank

            Right, which is why he’s gonna clinch game 7 of the WS this year.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andy is blowing my mind. Loving every second of this.

  • chris

    1-2-3. 1-2-3.

  • Chip

    O man, Pettitte is going to save us this season

    • jjyank

      That would make the inner child on me very happy.

      • RI$P FTW

        Interesting.

        • jjyank

          Why is that interesting? I grew up with Andy being my favorite non-Mo pitcher ever. Him coming back was awesome, and him coming back and greatly aiding the Yankee rotation after a year off is even more so.

          • RI$P FTW

            You should read what you actually wrote, not what you intended to write.

            • Hugh

              Such a cool reply!

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

              Haha, I thought it was funny too..

              • jjyank

                It’s not fair to have the “o” and “i” keys right next to each other. Damn you QWERTY.

        • jjyank

          Oh nevermind, wow I saw my typo. Scratch that haha. You know what I mean!

          • RI$P FTW

            I thought it was funny.

            • jjyank

              You’re right it is. I just didn’t see the typo until it was too late lol.

  • Lord Snow

    Good night offense. See you in the 8th. :)

    • Hugh

      Also funny.

    • Havok9120

      Silly infield singles.

      • Havok9120

        Whoops.

  • chris

    that looked like maybe tex should have taken first and andy shoveled it to him

    • RI$P FTW

      It’s the cough.

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    C’mon. DP now.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Yup.

    • Havok9120

      Ask and receive.

  • Tony

    The yankees allow so many infield singles

  • Need Pitching

    nice play Tex!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy Teix. what a play. makes up for the stupid infield hits.

  • Tony

    That was pure awesomeness

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

    That was some double play. Wow.

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

    I wish I had a video feed of the game, that sounded incredible…

    • jjyank

      It was one of the nicer 3-6-3’s you’d see. Diving stop, throw from the knees by Tex, easy pivot at 2B then back to Tex for a relatively close play.

      • jjyank

        Scratch that, not an easy pivot. Runner went into Jeet and he had to jump over and make a good throw back to Tex.

    • Hugh

      It’s on mlb.com as a clip…

  • chris

    so cool

  • jjyank

    Beautiful Tex. At least we can be thankful that his poor hitting hasn’t taken a toll on his fielding.

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

      Make Tex a late inning defensive specialist!

      • jjyank

        Ha if only we had someone better at first with the bat, which we don’t.

        • RI$P FTW

          Swisher.

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

            No other viable RF option.

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

          Duh Innings and Steve Pearce would like a word with you.

          • jjyank

            Heh, I forgot, we were supposed to trade the guys with no trade clauses for young studs. Good call.

  • bill

    Defense!

  • Tom Q

    And the combination of Pettitte/Tex rescues an otherwise bungly inning for the infield.

  • flamingo

    Tex needs to hit some more so he can get that deserved Gold Glove.

    • jjyank

      Haha I hate that.

  • RI$P FTW

    The Yanks are fired up tonight. DAYUM.

  • chris

    mmm, mmm, good!

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    Yeah! Lead-off 2B!

  • jjyank

    Captain!

  • Need Pitching

    Ah Jeter

    imagine if all MLB pitchers were of the left-handed variety

    • jjyank

      Jeter: Ummm….hey Joe? I gotta go change my pants.

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    Now let’s unload!

  • chris

    will smith needs one of those MIB silver pen thingys to reset this game

    • jjyank

      *Flash*

      You have NO idea how to play baseball.

      Yankees: We…have…no idea how to play baseball.

      Agent J: GOOD….

  • flamingo

    Hits are nice.

  • Kevin G.

    -_-

  • Zooboy

    What’s this odd feeling I have listening to the Yankees? It’s vaguely familiar, but I can’t seem to remember what it’s called.

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

    Well…I mean…it could’ve been worse.

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    Ah, Tex.

  • Greg

    Doesn’t matter. Gets the job done

  • RI$P FTW

    Save some for the next series! LOL! LOL! LOL!

    Ugh.

  • chris

    paul o’neil waxing poetic about team meetings

  • flamingo

    FREAKING A-ROD.

  • Lord Snow

    Cool Tex. Cool.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy fucking shit A-Rod is murdering this kid

  • Kevin G.

    What the fuck is going on?????!!?!??!?

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

    A-Rod’s just showing off now.

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

    2 HR’s!!!!

  • bill

    power’s back

  • Greg

    An A BOMB!

  • Need Pitching

    Holy power surge, ARod!!1!!

  • jjyank

    I missed this A-Rod!!

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

    A-ROD!!!!! WITH ANOTHER A BOMB!!!!!!!!!!! AND I GOT TO SEE IT!!!!

    • jjyank

      They give you one of those live look-in thingys?

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

        Yep, I missed the Granderson single while it was loading, but got to see all of alex’s at bat.

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RI$P FTW

    Stop showing the kid’s mother! I’m starting to root against the Yankees!

  • chris

    kevin long is smokin’ a cuban cigar in his mind

    • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

      srsly

    • Havok9120

      But….I thought we were firing him because of teh RI$P Fail??

  • http://bbs.yale.edu/people/michael_nitabach.profile Mike Nitabach

    Yeah, that time he also did a smaller leg kick.

  • Buddy

    arod picks on child pitchers… what a jerk.

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

    A-Rod has 2 homers because Mike linked to the Ian OConnor article in the Cody Ransom post.

  • widget

    yeah A-Rod!!1

    However, why is Tex batting 3rd?

  • Chip

    Me thinks A-Rod is back

  • Athenian

    Holy shit. Go to one rally to get Greece off the Euro and suddenly someone replaces my Yankees with a team scoring runs… The world is upside down.

  • CS Yankee

    Arod teaching that kid a lesson…one that few have been taught this year:(

  • RI$P FTW

    At least he can go home to Jada. Right?

    No?

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

    Best part about that homerun, right before he launched it the KC tv broadcast was going on and on about how younger guys don’t really understand the history of the game and how Singleton had to pull Alex aside to explain to him the importance of catching Willy Mays. Who ever the broadcaster for KC is, he does know that Alex has a huge respect for the history of the game right?

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

      Wow. For reals?

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

        Yeah, he was just getting into the story as Alex swung. It was actually perfectly timed.

  • VinRae

    ARod with power is just one of the most fun players to watch.

  • Greg

    Saberhagen’s one

  • Lord Snow

    I whip my hair back and forth! I whip my hair back and forth!

  • jjyank

    Just like that, powerless A-Rod is back on pace for 26 homers (if you round up).

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

      Haha, before this game he was on pace for like 19 if you round down.

  • Zooboy

    After this mauling Will Smith’s mom is going to send him to live with his Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air.

    • Greg

      You win

    • RI$P FTW

      He had the hottest cousins ever.

    • jjyank

      Or to fight ALIENS!!

    • RI$P FTW

      or to hide his homosexuality behind Scientology.

      • jjyank

        Isn’t that Tom Cruise?

        • RI$P FTW

          And Travolta. Seems to be a running theme.

  • Chip

    Poor Cano, he’s hit two balls absolutely as hard as you can right at guys

  • chris

    meanwhile back in pettiteville, the pitches are humming and the bats are quiet

    • CS Yankee

      shut up

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

    YS3 special?

    • Greg

      Yea

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

        by sterling’s call it sounded like it, cause he gets pumped no matter who hits it out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andy is pissed. I like that.

  • chris

    billy butler, kc secret (no so) weapon

  • Greg

    This is why you score insurance runs, which the Yankees did luckily

  • Tony

    Andy Pettitte: 4 hits, 2 infield, 1 bloop, and a short solo homer. Thats some bad luck

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

      ycpb.

    • jjyank

      Make that 2 bloops.

    • Tony

      make that 2 bloopers and 5 hits

  • CS Yankee

    Pettitte likes him some Moose Tacos…2 K’s in 2 PA

  • Cy Pettitte

    these are the cheapest hits ever.

  • Greg

    So 2 bloopers and 2 infield hits.

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

    Why’d Jeter throw home?

    • jjyank

      I forgot who the lead runner is…was it someone fast? Because that would make sense.

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

        It was francouer.

  • Greg

    Make that 3 infield hits and 2 bloopers

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

    Hate those cheap hits.

  • RI$P FTW

    Shane from the Walking Dead needs to shut this down.

  • Will The Thrill

    OMFG! I fucking hate these cheap ass hits!

  • Zooboy

    Rothchild probably told Andy to let them hit the ball harder.

  • jjyank

    LOL I want a .gif of that swing!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that might have been the swing of the year

  • jjyank

    Andy is Fuckin’ Dandy!

  • chris

    phew

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

    Struck out the side!

  • flamingo

    Wooohoooooo Andy.

  • Tom

    Andy had had enough of this crap and is just going to strike people out now.

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

    Andy was just like “fuck that shit, if all these dinks and dunks are gonna fall in, I’ll just strike them out.”

  • Need Pitching

    Andy had enough of the cheap ass hits and decided it was better to just not let them put the ball in play at all.

    Good thinking, Andy.

    • Havok9120

      He’s got baseball smarts.

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

    Russel can’t hit anybody, why make the change for him, I would’ve made it for Andruw. Odds are Girardi doesn’t pinch hit this early in the game.

    • CS Yankee

      You don’t want them to pull the starting C in the 4th when up by 4, do you?

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

        No, I’m saying that if I was Yost I would have brought in the righty to face Jones, or just left the lefty in to face Martin. B/c Odds are Joe doesn’t pinch hit for Jones in the forth, and he’s terrible against righties, as well as Martin couldn’t hit a beach ball pitched under hand with a boat oar at this point.

        • CS Yankee

          Got it, Jones been decent against RHP (so far) this season.

          SSS, acknowledged.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Kid’s gone.

  • Lord Snow

    Poor Nick. He needs to put that pep back into his step and start raping the ball again.

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

    Watching the replay of Alex’s homers, who ever mentioned it before…that is a much shorter leg kick than he’s used for a majority of this season, also it is just straight up and down instead of an actual stride.

    • jjyank

      I noticed it too. Whatever works, hope it continues.

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

        Absolutely, I think it helps him start the swing faster, letting him get more power/pull into the swing before he makes contact.

  • Tom Q

    Smith was lucky to make it as long as he did. Even outs like Tex’s DP were hit pretty much on the nose. If he’d had Pettitte’s luck with balls falling in, the Yanks would have about 9 runs.

  • Greg

    Whoa. Devils up 2-0 in the first 5 minutes in Game 5

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

      Nice.

      • jjyank

        +1

  • Lord Snow

    Ok. That’s it. I cannot defend Martin any longer because he’s a classy, nice, good guy. No matter his character I am over him. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is better than Martin. Good grief, Charlie Brown.

    • CS Yankee

      BS…Martin is the suck now at the dish, but he is better at baseball than Salty, he’ll be ahead of him come August.

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

      Saltalamachia is a terrible defender and Martin still has a higher OBP by 30 points.

  • flamingo

    Who’s Mitch Maier?

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

      Someone who will forever get to say he took borderline hall of famer Andy Pettitte yard.

      • flamingo

        Ha, yes.

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

    That was just a bad pitch. straight down the middle.

    • jjyank

      I’ll take two solo shots and a bunch of cheap hits. Hopefully Andy can still go another couple of innings to make it a good/great start.

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

        Don’t get me wrong, he’s pitched very very well apart from that pitch (even the one to Butler wasn’t terrible) but I was just stating, that was a terrible pitch.

        • jjyank

          Oh yeah, I know. Every pitcher gets a pass on a bad pitcher or two though, happens to everyone.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Andy’s looking good.

  • In Mason We Trust

    This is a good opportunity to get a hit with runners in scoring position.

  • chris

    jetes causing a little chaos

  • jjyank

    BUST. IT. OPEN.

  • Havok9120

    I hope that play was as classic on video as it sounds like it should be.

    • jjyank

      It wasn’t that amazing. I prefer Quintero falling on his ass on the check swing the other inning.

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

      It was just a high throw. Nothing too special.

  • CS Yankee

    Jeet continuning Moose Tacos education…priceless!

  • Greg

    Devils up 3-0

    • jjyank

      Hell yeah.

  • RI$P FTW

    What’s the advantage of having a 1B coach standing between 1B and home?
    On that Jeter play, he maybe would have been more helpful out past 1B.
    Where he is, he’s out of view of the runner.
    Once there’s a runner at 1B, I can see a 1B coach being closer. I guess.

    • Havok9120

      Maybe in case a runner is coming home. Someone has to tell him how close the play will be.

      Thats all I can think of tho.

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

    According to the Sterling Waldman theory, Grandy swings.

  • Havok9120

    I was thinking ARod would be up after Grandyman, and thought that maybe tonight would be the night he ties Gehrig.

    Then I remembered Tiex is 3rd tonight.

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

      Well if Tex walks, singles with only one base advancement, or pops out you’ll still get a chance.

      • Havok9120

        Walk! w00t!

        I really am hoping he does it. That would be sweet.

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

          It would’ve been amazing, but you know what? You can’t expect it…

      • CS Yankee

        BB, FTW!

  • In Mason We Trust

    What a “grand” opportunity for Tex.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It’s a bloodbath at Madison Square Garden right now.

    Rangers look like absolute shit.

  • Mike Nitabach

    C’mon, TEX!!!!!!!

  • Patrick

    Triple play. Calling it right now.

    • In Mason We Trust

      Negative Nancy

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

        There’s always one.

        • Patrick

          Yeah you guys are right the Yanks have a great track record with RISP this year…

          • jjyank

            It takes a troll for a triple play call when the Yankees are hitting well in a game. So go away.

    • jjyank

      Go away.

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

    So…this could be fucking amazing…

  • Mike Nitabach

    That works!

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

    Watch out, Lou.

  • chris

    tex bb rbi

  • jjyank

    Heh I’ll take it. But let’s make this a laugher now.

  • In Mason We Trust

    Let’s see if Rodriguez ties Gehrig on that Grand Slam list…

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Tex can’t hit but at least he can take a walk.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Keep that kick down again!

  • flamingo

    This game is AMAZING.

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

      More fun than amazing. From a competitive stand point…it’s actually been boring.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Ill take a lot of those from now on…

      • flamingo

        I’m okay with boring if it means 8 runs. I’ve forgotten what offense feels like. Feels pretty amazing.

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

    Another look in :)

  • In Mason We Trust

    Damn

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

    BOO!!!!!!!!! RISP FAIL BOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jk.

  • jjyank

    Ahh. Next time A-Rod.

  • Havok9120

    Oh well. Maybe next time.

    Meanwhile, it wasn’t a DP. So I’ll take it.

    • jjyank

      It will happen. He’s under contract for too long to not get two more.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Not what I was hoping for but at least he got a run in.

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

      …no he didn’t lol. Bases are still loaded with one away though.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Let’s go, Robbie.

  • Greg

    Rangers just got on the board. 3-1 Devils

  • Mike Nitabach

    Wow, what a play.

  • jjyank

    Well can’t put that on Robbie…that was an amazing play. At least a run scores.

  • bill

    jeter doesn’t make that play

    • Mike Nitabach

      Yeah, Jeter sucks. Send him down.

      • Havok9120

        While I also think that that was the sentiment which may have spawned this comment, lets not jump down his throat for nothing. What he said was true.

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

      And the reason to say that is…

    • In Mason We Trust

      Stupidest comment I’ve seen at RAB.

      • Havok9120

        Ouch. You must not come around much.

        • jjyank

          Or, at all…

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We should introduce you to Rainbow Connection sometime.

  • chris

    woah, sooner or ltr those bullets are going thru

  • In Mason We Trust

    Christ. I’ll take the run, but damn.

  • Havok9120

    A run is a run.

  • Tony

    Some bad BABIP luck for the Yankees tonight. And theyre winning. Im confuse

  • chris

    ouch

  • Mike Nitabach

    Ouch.

  • jjyank

    Oh shit, I hope Swish is okay…right on the elbow.

  • jjyank

    ????? ???

    (Thank god)

    • jjyank

      Whoops, guess RAB doesn’t like Arabic text…transliterated, my line was “hamdu lelah”, meaning thank god. We need Swish to not go back on the DL.

  • Mike Nitabach

    WOOOO!!!!!

  • In Mason We Trust

    I haven’t heard my iPhone ESPN notifications go off this much since the Boston Massacre back in April.

  • Havok9120

    Yikes. Is that 3 runs walked in by KC tonight?

    • Need Pitching

      only 2

  • Tommy

    Incredible! Even when the Yankees score they can’t get hits with RISP!

  • Mike Nitabach

    I love when they do the “K by K”!

  • jjyank

    Moose Tacos with the hat trick!

  • Lord Snow

    Yikes. Baltimore has scored more runs than the Yankees. Just noticed this. I puked a little.

    • In Mason We Trust

      They can actually hit with RISP

    • jjyank

      *shrug* They’ll be back in last place at some point.

      • In Mason We Trust

        They’re not a last place team. They got fight in ‘em.

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

          Get back to me in July.

        • jjyank

          They are. And they will be.

        • Havok9120

          Supposedly, they’ve had that for years now. And been in last every year anyway.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’ve heard that about the Baltimore Orioles before. Open to being wrong. I wouldn’t be putting money on it if I were you.

    • Greg

      Which is why they have a better record than the Yankees do.

      • Lord Snow

        Man, Greg, for reasons beyond my comprehension, I just do not like you. Sorry.

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

          Pot meet kettle.

  • jjyank

    Tim Collins…he has the most adorable little chocolate chip on his shoulder…and he only pitches at…AWESOME O’CLOCK.

    • Havok9120

      He should go help Doctor Evil with a plan to beat Austin Powers.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      And he’s my height.

      • jjyank

        Well aren’t you a little adorable chocolate chip!! I bet you put your child to bed at…AWESOME O’CLOCK.

      • Havok9120

        Hmm.

        I’ll try not to run you over accidentally.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          My wife is taller. Just look for her first.

  • Lord Snow

    3 Walks, 2 HBPs, and 1 Hit = 3 Runs. What was it, 0-3 with runners on base? I know beggars can’t be choosers but that inning was pretty horrific. Still no apparent ability to hit with RISP, especially at the heart of the order. Should they manage the win tonight, I still won’t be terribly satisfied to be honest. I know that some balls have been hit hard and all, but this insanity is just excruciating.

    • jjyank

      They’re winning 8-2. Does it really matter how they score 8 runs? Just be happy for a day, will ya?

      • In Mason We Trust

        We as Yankee fans demand perfection. It’s The Boss in us.

        • jjyank

          No it’s just stupid in you. 8-2 is a good win, people need to stop bitching about stupid things. Would would think an easy 8-2 win would quiet the complainers. Just enjoy the win. I’m pretty sure the Boss would have been fine with such a score.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I demand someone drop an anvil on the head of anyone who busts out assholery like this.

          • In Mason We Trust

            It seems like someone ran out of doucheing this fine evening.

            • Havok9120

              Are you referring to Tilapia? Because if so, you should know that he’s one of the most prolific users of sarcasm on this site.

              • Havok9120

                On the other hand, I was hoping your comment was also sarcasm. If it wasn’t….we may have a deeper problem, flapjack.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                As well as a prolific user of the finest cologne.

            • jjyank

              I wish you and Lord Snow here would run out of it.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              It seems like someone decided to try out some new screen names tonight.

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

      Some people just can’t be satisfied.

      • Lord Snow

        Sorry, sir, I guess the last few weeks (or entire season for that matter) have acted as quite the deterrent to my prospective satisfaction. My bad. But hey, going 8-90 (or whatever it is) with RISP is certainly respectable, I’ll give you that. A win is good but the holes are still apparent. Sorry for having an opinion and subsequently stating it. I will not do it again, your highness.

        • jjyank

          The point is to relax and enjoy a nice win. If you can’t just sit back and enjoy an easy 8-2 win, then maybe baseball isn’t your sport.

          • Lord Snow

            Hey, thanks for the advice. Appreciate it. I’ll be sure to take your unsolicited advice into consideration. You’re the best. You take care now, ok?

            • jjyank

              You don’t seem like a baseball fan. Yanks win 8-2, yet you’re still pissy. I’m confused. A-Rod his a couple of homers, Yanks take a bunch of walks, Pettittie throws a gem, some nice fielding plays, and yet you still complain. I feel bad for you, I really do.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              So what was your screen name yesterday, before you decided a winning game thread just wasn’t exciting enough for you?

        • Havok9120

          Why is it that you can express an opinion and then expect no one who has a problem with it to post their opinion in turn?

          It isn’t about being peachy keen and having a 10 on the confidence scale after tonight. Its about actually enjoying the game, and the way you’re talking (and have been talking in nearly every game thread this handle has appeared in), you don’t.

          • Lord Snow

            I’m sorry, boss. I hate my life. You’re right. I don’t know how to enjoy myself or the wondrous elements around me. Thanks for the push. Now, if you don’t mind, I need to go gather some scented candles, rusty razor blades, Kenny G’s Greatest Hits, and start up the bathtub.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Greg?

              • Havok9120

                Lord Snow supposedly hates Greg. I’m really hoping they’re different people. I like to think Greg doesn’t switch his name up. He’s grown on me, like mold or a benign tumor.

                • jjyank

                  I actually don’t mind Greg either. He said positive things when warranted. Lord Snow here, isn’t satisfied with a 6 run lead. I’m confident that they are in fact different people.

            • jjyank

              Sounds about right.

              • The Troll

                I just like seeing the three usual assbags on this site getting all hot and bothered. Cannot tolerate any one of you, but together . . . It’s actually quite entertaining. You make baseball . . . fun. Yeah, fun, that’s it. Take a break from the threads for a while and, I don’t know, get a life. Cool beans? Cool beans. All right. Adios fellas.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I resent the word “usual.”

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

                  You’re cool.

                • jjyank

                  The name says it all I suppose. Adios to you too.

            • Havok9120

              0_o

              And you think GREG is annoying?

              • jjyank

                So is Lord Snow in the troll book now? Because he’s rubbing me that way.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Have you seen him or In Mason We Trust before tonight? Hmmm.

                  • Havok9120

                    Snow has been around for awhile, if intermittently. Weeks at least. Mason is new.

                • Havok9120

                  Eh. I like to give people a lot of rope before I stick them there. He might just be having one of “those nights.”

                  • jjyank

                    I’ve seen him before, he’s not new here.

                    • Havok9120

                      Yeah. He’s usually not this silly or rude though.

                      Or at least that was my impression. You’re around here more than me now that I’m home for the summer.

                    • jjyank

                      He’s been a bit like Bonnie/Clyde. Not a troll, but usually very negative. I guess I’ll give him another game thread or two before it’s troll status, but this was a step in that direction for sure.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Insanity is in the eye of the beholder.

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

        “Insanity is to repeat the same thing over and over and to expect the outcome to change”-Albert Einstein, paraphrased.

    • Havok9120

      Dear God. This has gotten silly.

      You aren’t satisfied with two homers from ARod, AP throwing a gem, Teix looking good in the field and actually taking some walks again, Cano hitting balls on the screws for outs….? NONE of that gets you? And you still enjoy baseball over the course of a full season?

      Impressive.

  • Greg

    Rangers score again. 3-2 Devils. Devils are losing this game I bet

  • Mike Nitabach

    Am I correct that both KC runs came on solo HRs?

    • jjyank

      Yup. One of which was a cheapie.

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

      Yes

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Guess who just got back today,
    Them wild-eyed boys that’d been away,
    Haven’t changed, had much to say,
    But man, I still think them cats are crazy.
    They were askin’ if you were around,
    How you was, where you could be found.
    Told them you were livin’ downtown,
    Drivin’ all the old men crazy.

    The boys are back in town.

  • In Mason We Trust

    Could you imagine a starting rotation of Sabathia, Hamels and Pettitte. Dreamers can dream…

    • Havok9120

      Take payroll out of the equation and I’d be drooling at CC/Hamels.

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    Take this to the bank:

    Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner has a very heated conversation about future of the club yesterday. Hal wasn’t really moved much and is still focused on cutting payroll. The topic of the conversation was “Offense”. Cashman expressed to Hal the need for a much improved offense (he’s pushed it for years, I know what the media says).. Hal at this point wants nothing to do with spending money. There’s a catch – Shortly thereafter Cashman received a call from Hank who is pushing for Josh Hamilton with full guns blazing. Why am I posting this you may ask ? The disharmony in Yankee land is nothing to sneeze at. Jennifer fully trusts Hal and usually goes with what he suggests, but even she is having change of heart.

    More to come as it comes.

    • Mike Nitabach

      Interesting speculation.

    • jjyank

      STAY AWAY FROM HAMILTON FOR THE LOVE OF MY SNOWBOARD.

      Sorry, that is more holy to me personally. But you get the point. I’m curious where you get your information from though.

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

        the lowest most orifice on the back side of his body.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE A DOCTOR.

        • jjyank

          Na I’m really just a snowboarder.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Was there a car chase? I love a good car chase.

  • chris

    tex on another walkabout

  • Alkaline

    Come home and see this score. I like.

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

    Hooray, more offense between leaving work and getting home :)

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    Dropping More:

    Cashman reached out to Bobby Abreau but he wanted to stay in Ca if possible. It was a geography thing but at one point I thought it was going to happen.

    Cashman has been making phone calls to see what’s available. Nothing imminent but you might just say that Bri’s doing the footwork. It’s quite possible, we’ll see a deal with a west coast team for a bat !

    • Robinson Tilapia

      This is getting fun.

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

        I hear it’s gonna be Andre Eitheir for Phelps, Nunez, and Epply.

      • Havok9120

        What if he actually knows what he’s talking about? Its almost certainly not the case, but still….

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He’d have spelled Abreu correctly.

          Still, though, Yankee FO fan fiction may be an untapped source of entertainment here. I’m waiting for my Gene Michael erotic thriller.

    • Mike Nitabach

      Tell the truth: You’re Cashman’s chauffeur, right?

  • flamingo

    Sterling needs to stop saying “The bags are bulging with Bombers”.

    Actually, on second thought, I guess I can deal with it if it means the bases are loaded, annoying as it is.

    • Mike Nitabach

      Hahahahaha. Classic Sterling buffoonery. I wonder if he talks like that around the house.

      • jjyank

        “Honey, my bags are BULGING with bombers.”

        “…what?? Yes…yes, I did take my Viagra…”

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

        I think his family would’ve killed him at this point.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    *standing ovation from his computer chair*

    • Mike Nitabach

      *standing ovation lying down on the couch*

      • jjyank

        *standing ovation from sitting in a leather chair*

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

          SAME!!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Hmmm.

  • chris

    thnx, andy

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

    I’d rather Freddy here in a low leverage, multiple inning role, and Phelps in a higher leverage multiple inning role.

    • Havok9120

      I agree, but he hasn’t pitched since the 19th. They might just want to get him some work.

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

        I was thinking that as I typed, but at the same time I just wanted to put that opinion out there.

      • jjyank

        Yep. My dad and I were just talking about how we almost forgot Phelps was on the roster. Freddy is the mop up guy, then what is Phelps? I kinda want the Yankees to try him out in a close game in the 7th inning or something to see what happens. Two long/mop up men is really not necessary.

    • Need Pitching

      I agree, but Phelps has only pitched once in the last 8 days, and they have an off day tomorrow

      He could use the work

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I agree. I also can’t remember the last time I saw Phelps.

  • Havok9120

    Well done Mr. Pettitte.

    This is awesome.

    • Mike Nitabach

      It’s good that Pettitte only threw 98 pitches tonight, after 115 (I think) in the last one.

      • Havok9120

        Yeah, no reason to stretch him so much when he’s not outright dominating like last time. Especially with Phelps needing the work.

  • Pat D

    So I see I’ve missed quite a few interesting posts.

    • jjyank

      Indeed you have. Negativity in 6 run leads. I feel bad for them.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Interesting” probably is giving it all a bit too much credit.

    • Havok9120

      Meh.

      I mean….I guess its good these guys are at least showing up when we win now? Is that a positive?

      • jjyank

        I preferred it the other way. Negativity in games where the Yankees have a 6 run league boggles my mind. I at least understand it when they’re losing.

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

          If I had to pick, it’d be this way. At least negativity in a 6 run game is easy to laugh off. In a loss, it’s just like salt in the wound.

          • jjyank

            True. Can’t argue with that.

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

    So…did anybody just see that poor dude get ROCKED in the face?

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

      Seriously. I cannot be the only person who thought that was hysterical…

      • SMK

        He was doing his Nunez impersonation.

        :rimshot:

        Seriously, though, ouch! Looked like caught him right above the left eye. They never went back to him.

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

          No, but before they cut away I saw a cop running over to him, I’m sure he’s okay.

    • Pat D

      Yea, I can’t believe they didn’t show a replay. Maybe the Royals feed did. That’s something that should be on not Top 10.

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    More:

    Cashman went to bat for Andy. Hal set the amount and I quote, “For Andy, we can make an exception but since we don’t need him I don’t see us being able to reallocate more than two-half”. Yes, he said “reallocate”.

    There was also heated debate over the fans having to pay the price over Hank’s Arod blunder. Hal isn’t hearing it but he does recognize that changes need to be made. They all still have full faith in Girardi, in fact Hal see’s Girardi’s tenure competing with Torre’s one day.

    — Prying anybody from Dodgers will be impossible right now. Now with their hot start. A wait and see maybe ?

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

      None of this is really news, I enjoyed your fake news more…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Why is the thought of Girardi approaching Torre’s stature threatening to Hal? I must know more.

    • Mike Nitabach

      “There was also heated debate over the fans having to pay the price over Hank’s Arod blunder.”

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, you were doing well until now. But “debate over the fans having to pay the price”???? Please try harder.

    • jjyank

      Okay you either stop posting fake new, or you post a link/source, mkay?

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

        Nah, this is fun.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          This is awesome. The ante needs to be upped. Suzyn walks in Sterling with his pants around his ankles and Carlos Siiiiiiiilva nearby type stuff.

        • Pat D

          Yea, I’ve gotten to the point where I miss Duh Innings.

          Yes, I’m serious.

          • Havok9120

            Holy crap. That’s…..that’s bad.

          • jjyank

            No, you’re not! You can’t be!

          • Need Pitching

            will somebody else accusing you of making fun of somebody dying of cancer do?

            • Pat D

              Yes, it just might.

  • flamingo

    Nix has seen a lot of pitches tonight.

    • Havok9120

      His last AB was kinda epic, or would have been had he found a way to get on base.

  • Havok9120

    This strikezone has been….interesting tonight, at least looking at ESPN’s Gamecast.

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    Last drop:

    Cashman approached Seattle to pry King Felix from them. He told Jack to basically pick the players that would get it done. Bri basically packaged 6 different players to get it done, he did get very creative. Seattle was willing to trade King Felix for Robinson Cano & Nova.
    Yankees obviously refused and unintentionally worked themselves into the Piñata (Pineda, we call him that here) trade.

    The day after the trade was made. Brian said, “This is either a home run or a bust, but without the money to go after Darvish we have to take the risk, you saw what pitching did for us last year”.

    • Havok9120

      See, now this is more like it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Slippin.

    • jjyank

      LOL. I seriously cracked up on this one. Piñata? Cashman as “Bri”? Love it.

      • Havok9120

        Yeah, our FO probably called ARod ARoid back when it was hip. They mock the players openly all the time.

        Maybe he’s Cashman’s biographer!

    • OMG! Bagels!

      He’s better known as Bri-Bri

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You never explained your screen name, and I’m suddenly craving carbs.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          Stupid story. A couple of years ago I kept seeing these memes for post titles and screen names like OMG! Puppies! or Cats! or Ponies! or whatever.

          One day I was sitting in a work meeting starving and reading RAB when I should have been paying attention to the meeting and the next thing I knew I was posting my first comment as bagels came through the door.

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

      Terrible writing, switching back and forth between Cashman and Brian. Rule 1 of news/sports journalism, pick either a first or last name and stick with it as to avoid confusion from readers. Usually it’s last because it makes far less confusing, and it’s easier to include titles such as Doctor or Esquire.

  • chris

    cc and broxton do NOT ride on the same plane – ever.

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

    It’s so much fun to see the Tigers fall flat on their face like this.

    • Havok9120

      The same could be said for us and Boston.

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

        Worse for them. 20-23 when they were CLEARLY the best team in their division.

        • Havok9120

          Very true.

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    My Source ? Like I’d really give it. Here’s a hint. Exit 13.

    • OMDB

      IF ONLY THAT MEANT ANYTHING

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

      How about who are you, not your source, but who are you? As well as a link that proves you are who you say you are. And what gives you access to your source?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Maybe he’s SJ44 from the old LoHud days.

      • jjyank

        Something tells me he’s just a dude living at his parents house who’s making shit up for fun. “Bri” and “Piñata” was the obvious giveaway.

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

          Hey, whats wrong with living in your parents house? :(

          • jjyank

            Nothing, I currently am as well (for another couple of weeks anyway). Just driving the point home that he’s not a front office exec.

          • OMG! Bagels!

            The postings are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!

        • Mike Nitabach

          Gee! You think?

      • Havok9120

        I’m sticking with him being Cashman’s biographer.

        Nitabach’s guess that he’s the chauffeur also bears thinking upon.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I feel like even Axisa has big dinner plans tonight and left the blog completely unsupervised.

    • Havok9120

      This does sort of seem to be the case. We usually hear from him on ridiculous posts.

      • jjyank

        It’s “Wasted Wednesday” after all. Maybe Axisa is having himself a night on the town. He could probably use it.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          If this is going to be that kind of party, I’m going to stick my dick in the mashed potatoes.

          • Havok9120

            Fun win. Hope ARod’s modified swing works for him.

          • jjyank

            American…Mashed Potatoes? ewww.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Time to pull out that copy of “Ill Communication.” RIP MCA.

              • jjyank

                RIP MCA indeed.

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

                  Yeah…the world is a different place knowing the Beastie Boys will never make music again, and that if they do MCA won’t be there.

                  • jjyank

                    And it won’t be Beastie Boys without MCA. Very sad. End of an era.

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

    Damn, what is with all these bloops falling, as well as Cano getting robbed on three hard hit balls…Babip gods, what did we do?

  • flamingo

    Good win.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ah, DOTF just put up. Axisa is indeed around.

  • Mike Nitabach

    w00t!!!

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

    Not good enough!!!!!!!!! TOO MANY HOMERZ!!!! NO CLUTCHEYNESS!!! AND ZERO HEART!!!!

    • jjyank

      Okay Lord Snow.

    • Mike Nitabach

      SO TRUE! This is unsustainable!! I am revising my prediction from this being an 83-79 team to an 81-81 team.

  • jjyank

    Solid win. Awesome to go into the off day with back-to-back wins. Yanks needed this.

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

      I’ve said this before, but it always seems they put it together right before an off day, then stumble out of it…I hope this breaks the trend though.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So, on a night where the team puts together good pitching, actual hitting and getting needed runs home, and Alex Rodriguez hits two HRs, those who bellyache the most on here about those things are silent. Figures.

    Great win. That was so much more like it.

  • Havok9120

    Fun win. Hope ARod’s modified swing works for him.

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

      I just hope that if he makes out the first few times on friday he doesn’t revert back =/

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Works much better here than when you replied to the mashed potatoes line with it.

      • Havok9120

        Yes. Yes it does.

        Damn you, reply fail. Damn you.

    • jjyank

      I’m hopeful. I know it’s something they’ve been working on, hope this is a sign of things to come. A-Rod has been productive, but if he gets his power stroke back, it’ll be a huge boost for the offense.

  • Greg

    Rangers just tied it up.

    I’m torn. I feel bad because it feels like the state in which I live in is so hated that I don’t feel confidence in myself. However, it is a New York team going into the finals, so it’s not bad.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Not a hockey guy at all, but I’d consider them both “local” teams.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Now I gotta figure out how the fuck to stay awake for these West Coast night games.

    • jjyank

      Coffee + Baileys = West Coast Win.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Did anyone listen to Kay’s bizzare rant on Alex’s postgame interview on the radio yesterday? I’m glad Alex hit the two dingers just to shut him up. Kay’s just been stranger than usual lately.

  • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

    Goodnight folks. More will be revealed at a later date. If I had more info I would give it, erm, uhm, well maybe not :)

    Tomorrow, I might “drop” a bit more .

    Fun is fun and this team is in need of fun. Yankees maybe be struggling but they’ll get it together.

    “I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.”—Babe Ruth

    — Exit 13, Darien CT –

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Not off the Merritt it ain’t.

      • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

        Correct. 95, right next to Duchess.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Andy saves the day/year/team.

    • jjyank

      God damn it I want a bagel. With butter AND cream cheese. AND CHIVES!!

      • http://www.yankees.com Lost-in-Bats-out

        That does sound awfully good. Can it be a salt bagel ?

        *night*

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

        Wow, getting crazy there, you want some Lox as well =P

        • jjyank

          No FUCK lox. Scallions. Lots and lots of scallions.

  • jjyank

    Girardi on postgame (I’m paraphrasing) when asked about the team meeting:

    “Umm well if I wanted to invite outside people to a meeting I might or might not have had, I would. But I didn’t. And if I do have a meeting that I might or might not have, I’ll let Zillo know. Let’s just leave it at that.”

    Hahaha seems like a really nice, media-friendly to say “Fuck you, leave my team meetings alone.”

    • Havok9120

      That’s good stuff.

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

    I leave you all with a funny for the night:

    http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr......better-and