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.

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523 Comments»

  1. Buddy says:

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

  2. New Balance Cleats says:

    Go get ‘em tonight boys!

  3. Need Pitching says:

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

    for anyone interested (or just bored)

  4. Cuso says:

    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?”

  5. 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!!

  6. Manny's BanWagon says:

    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.

  7. jjyank says:

    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.

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

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

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

  10. Lord Snow says:

    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 says:

      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) says:

        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.

  11. jjyank says:

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

  12. chris says:

    go andy

  13. Pat D says:

    Would I trade a Yankees win for a Rangers win?

    Hmmmmmm……….

  14. Mike Nitabach says:

    GO ANDY!

  15. jjyank says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. chris says:

    alright

  18. Kramerica Industries says:

    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!

  19. chris says:

    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 says:

      AND….The Stare.

    • RI$P FTW says:

      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.

  20. chris says:

    grandy smokes one, welcome, rook.

  21. Need Pitching says:

    lol … thank goodness the bunt was foul

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  23. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  24. jjyank says:

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

  25. Lord Snow says:

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

  26. Mike Nitabach says:

    Nice!

  27. CS Yankee says:

    I aim to please.

  28. Chip says:

    Love seeing Tex work a walk on some close pitches

  29. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  30. RI$P FTW says:

    Girardi is a genius.

  31. AN A-BOMB FROM A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s a little more than warning track power

    A-Bomb!

  33. chris says:

    YO! Now I like seeing that!

  34. Mike Nitabach says:

    Schweeeeet!

  35. jjyank says:

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

  36. Hummingbird S. says:

    POWER!

  37. Need Pitching says:

    power from Arod!!!!!!!

  38. Chip says:

    I needed a game like this

  39. Buddy says:

    garbage time.

  40. Mike Axisa says:

    A-Rod’s still got it.

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

  42. VinRae says:

    A Bomb! Teh power!

  43. Greg says:

    More please!

  44. Chip says:

    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

  45. RI$P FTW says:

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

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  47. Cuso says:

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

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

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

  49. jjyank says:

    Andy lookin’ SHARP. Love it.

    • 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 says:

        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) says:

          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!

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  51. chris says:

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

  52. Chip says:

    O man, Pettitte is going to save us this season

  53. Lord Snow says:

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

  54. chris says:

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

  55. Tony says:

    The yankees allow so many infield singles

  56. Need Pitching says:

    nice play Tex!

  57. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  58. Tony says:

    That was pure awesomeness

  59. Mike Axisa says:

    That was some double play. Wow.

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

  61. chris says:

    so cool

  62. jjyank says:

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

  63. bill says:

    Defense!

  64. Tom Q says:

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

  65. flamingo says:

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

  66. RI$P FTW says:

    The Yanks are fired up tonight. DAYUM.

  67. chris says:

    mmm, mmm, good!

  68. Yeah! Lead-off 2B!

  69. jjyank says:

    Captain!

  70. Need Pitching says:

    Ah Jeter

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

  71. Now let’s unload!

  72. chris says:

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

    • jjyank says:

      *Flash*

      You have NO idea how to play baseball.

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

      Agent J: GOOD….

  73. flamingo says:

    Hits are nice.

  74. Kevin G. says:

    -_-

  75. Zooboy says:

    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.

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

  77. Greg says:

    Doesn’t matter. Gets the job done

  78. RI$P FTW says:

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

    Ugh.

  79. chris says:

    paul o’neil waxing poetic about team meetings

  80. flamingo says:

    FREAKING A-ROD.

  81. Lord Snow says:

    Cool Tex. Cool.

  82. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy fucking shit A-Rod is murdering this kid

  83. Kevin G. says:

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

  84. Mike Axisa says:

    A-Rod’s just showing off now.

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

    2 HR’s!!!!

  86. bill says:

    power’s back

  87. Greg says:

    An A BOMB!

  88. Need Pitching says:

    Holy power surge, ARod!!1!!

  89. jjyank says:

    I missed this A-Rod!!

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

  91. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. RI$P FTW says:

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

  93. chris says:

    kevin long is smokin’ a cuban cigar in his mind

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

  95. Buddy says:

    arod picks on child pitchers… what a jerk.

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

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

  97. widget says:

    yeah A-Rod!!1

    However, why is Tex batting 3rd?

  98. Chip says:

    Me thinks A-Rod is back

  99. Athenian says:

    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.

  100. CS Yankee says:

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

  101. RI$P FTW says:

    At least he can go home to Jada. Right?

    No?

  102. 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?

  103. VinRae says:

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

  104. Greg says:

    Saberhagen’s one

  105. Lord Snow says:

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

  106. jjyank says:

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

  107. Zooboy says:

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

  108. Chip says:

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

  109. chris says:

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

  110. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andy is pissed. I like that.

  111. chris says:

    billy butler, kc secret (no so) weapon

  112. Greg says:

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

  113. Tony says:

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

  114. CS Yankee says:

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

  115. Cy Pettitte says:

    these are the cheapest hits ever.

  116. Greg says:

    So 2 bloopers and 2 infield hits.

  117. Greg says:

    Make that 3 infield hits and 2 bloopers

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

    Hate those cheap hits.

  119. RI$P FTW says:

    Shane from the Walking Dead needs to shut this down.

  120. Will The Thrill says:

    OMFG! I fucking hate these cheap ass hits!

  121. Zooboy says:

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

  122. jjyank says:

    LOL I want a .gif of that swing!

  123. Cy Pettitte says:

    that might have been the swing of the year

  124. jjyank says:

    Andy is Fuckin’ Dandy!

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

    Struck out the side!

  126. flamingo says:

    Wooohoooooo Andy.

  127. Tom says:

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

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

  129. Need Pitching says:

    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.

  130. 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 says:

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

      • 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.

  131. Mike Nitabach says:

    Kid’s gone.

  132. Lord Snow says:

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

  133. 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.

  134. Tom Q says:

    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.

  135. Greg says:

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

  136. Lord Snow says:

    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 says:

      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) says:

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

  137. flamingo says:

    Who’s Mitch Maier?

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

  139. Mike Nitabach says:

    Andy’s looking good.

  140. In Mason We Trust says:

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

  141. chris says:

    jetes causing a little chaos

  142. jjyank says:

    BUST. IT. OPEN.

  143. Havok9120 says:

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

  144. CS Yankee says:

    Jeet continuning Moose Tacos education…priceless!

  145. Greg says:

    Devils up 3-0

  146. RI$P FTW says:

    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 says:

      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.

  147. According to the Sterling Waldman theory, Grandy swings.

  148. Havok9120 says:

    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.

  149. In Mason We Trust says:

    What a “grand” opportunity for Tex.

  150. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Rangers look like absolute shit.

  151. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, TEX!!!!!!!

  152. Patrick says:

    Triple play. Calling it right now.

  153. So…this could be fucking amazing…

  154. Mike Nitabach says:

    That works!

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

    Watch out, Lou.

  156. chris says:

    tex bb rbi

  157. jjyank says:

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

  158. In Mason We Trust says:

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

  159. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  160. Mike Nitabach says:

    Keep that kick down again!

  161. flamingo says:

    This game is AMAZING.

  162. In Mason We Trust says:

    Damn

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

  164. jjyank says:

    Ahh. Next time A-Rod.

  165. Havok9120 says:

    Oh well. Maybe next time.

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

  166. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  167. Mike Nitabach says:

    Let’s go, Robbie.

  168. Greg says:

    Rangers just got on the board. 3-1 Devils

  169. Mike Nitabach says:

    Wow, what a play.

  170. jjyank says:

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

  171. bill says:

    jeter doesn’t make that play

  172. chris says:

    woah, sooner or ltr those bullets are going thru

  173. In Mason We Trust says:

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

  174. Havok9120 says:

    A run is a run.

  175. Tony says:

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

  176. Mike Nitabach says:

    Ouch.

  177. jjyank says:

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

  178. jjyank says:

    ????? ???

    (Thank god)

    • jjyank says:

      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.

  179. Mike Nitabach says:

    WOOOO!!!!!

  180. In Mason We Trust says:

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

  181. Havok9120 says:

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

  182. Tommy says:

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

  183. Mike Nitabach says:

    I love when they do the “K by K”!

  184. jjyank says:

    Moose Tacos with the hat trick!

  185. Lord Snow says:

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

  186. jjyank says:

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

  187. Lord Snow says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • jjyank says:

          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 says:

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

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

      Some people just can’t be satisfied.

      • Lord Snow says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

        • Havok9120 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              Greg?

              • Havok9120 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

              Sounds about right.

              • The Troll says:

                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.

            • Havok9120 says:

              0_o

              And you think GREG is annoying?

              • jjyank says:

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

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

                • Havok9120 says:

                  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 says:

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

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      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 says:

                      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 says:

      Insanity is in the eye of the beholder.

    • Havok9120 says:

      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.

  188. Greg says:

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

  189. Mike Nitabach says:

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

  190. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  191. In Mason We Trust says:

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

  192. 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.

  193. chris says:

    tex on another walkabout

  194. Alkaline says:

    Come home and see this score. I like.

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

  196. 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 !

  197. flamingo says:

    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.

  198. Robinson Tilapia says:

    *standing ovation from his computer chair*

  199. chris says:

    thnx, andy

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

    • Havok9120 says:

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

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

      • jjyank says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

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

  201. Havok9120 says:

    Well done Mr. Pettitte.

    This is awesome.

    • Mike Nitabach says:

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

      • Havok9120 says:

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

  202. Pat D says:

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

    • jjyank says:

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

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

    • Havok9120 says:

      Meh.

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

      • jjyank says:

        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) says:

          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.

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

  204. 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 ?

  205. flamingo says:

    Nix has seen a lot of pitches tonight.

  206. Havok9120 says:

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

  207. 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 says:

      See, now this is more like it.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Slippin.

    • jjyank says:

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

      • Havok9120 says:

        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! says:

      He’s better known as Bri-Bri

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

        • OMG! Bagels! says:

          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.

    • 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.

  208. chris says:

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

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

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

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

  211. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  212. 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?

  213. flamingo says:

    Good win.

  214. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  215. Mike Nitabach says:

    w00t!!!

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

  217. jjyank says:

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

  218. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  219. Havok9120 says:

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

  220. Greg says:

    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.

  221. Mike Nitabach says:

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

  222. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  223. 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 –

  224. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Andy saves the day/year/team.

  225. jjyank says:

    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.”

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