May
28

Game 48: Connected

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(Weaver via AP, Hughes via Getty)

Tonight’s starters — Phil Hughes and Jered Weaver — have a bit of a connection dating back to 2004. Weaver was the consensus top pitching prospect in the country prior to the draft that year, fresh off winning the Dick Howser Trophy (Collegiate Player of the Year) and Roger Clemens Award (Collegiate Pitcher of the Year) at Long Beach State. Hughes was considered the top high school pitcher in California that spring, a top 15 talent for the draft.

Weaver was advised by Scott Boras, who let teams know he was seeking Mark Prior money ($10.5M). The Angels had been connected to Hughes all spring long, but when Boras’ asking price cause Weaver to fall out of the top three picks and into Anaheim’s lap with the 12th overall pick, they pounced. That left Hughes on the board for the Yankees, who took him 23rd overall with the Astros’ first round pick. They received that when Andy Pettitte signed with him hometown team.

Eight years later, the 25-year-old Hughes and 29-year-old Weaver will square off tonight in their native Southern California. Weaver is a legitimate Cy Young candidate and clearly the better pitcher, but I’m pretty sure he’s jealous of Phil’s World Series ring. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game starts a little after 9pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads

953 Comments»

  1. Cuso says:

    Alright, Phil. Show Jeff’s little brother you ain’t sneered.

  2. Cuso says:

    Dammit. Skerred.

  3. DERP says:

    I’m sure that San Diego was pleased with their selection of Matt Bush!

  4. Ari Gold says:

    Jered is basically what Phil hopes to become. A flyball pitcher who doesn’t give up homers. Weaver didn’t really turn the switch until he turned 26. Phil is 26. See where I’m going?

    • Ari Gold says:

      Well 26 in a little less than a month but you get the point.

    • Tom says:

      Weaver pitches in a fairly extreme pitcher park though.
      Career Home ERA, FIP: 2.58, 3.94
      Career Road ERA,FIP: 3.92, 4.23

      You can see the massive FIP – ERA delta at home which is mainly a product of a 6% HR/FB rate (its ~9% on the road, which is pretty close to normal)

      I think Weaver would be a 3.75-4.00 ERA guy in a neutral park. In Yankee stadium he’d probably be 4-4.25

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

    Regression’s a bitch isn’t it, Orioles?

  6. Morneau After Pill says:

    I’m sure the only thing that Jered is jealous of is that his hair didn’t curl when it got long like Hughes’s did.

  7. Mike Nitabach says:

    What up, peeps??

  8. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, who knew less than 15 months later we would have already lost the Martin/Saltalamaccia sweepstakes… Oh well, at least Aceves is making them miss Papelbon.

  9. Ivan says:

    Wow that 2004 mlb draft was pretty freakin loaded…

  10. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAH! JEET!

  11. MannyGeee says:

    There goes the no hitter

  12. Mike Nitabach says:

    BACK TO BACK!!!!!!! WOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandy going oppo is cool, keep that up so they stop shifting

  14. Kramerica Industries says:

    Since I missed the Memorial Day thread, I’ll add my piece now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ftWerL1Wcs

    Thank you.

  15. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAHHHH!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

  16. Mike Axisa says:

    Fundamentally sound Angels.

  17. Professor Longnose says:

    A run! Life is good…

  18. Gone Phishin' says:

    It’s not Anaheim unless Scott Boras is standing directly behind home plate and making sure the camera picks him up

  19. Mike Nitabach says:

    DP ball.

  20. MannyGeee says:

    Wow… got a gift there..

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

    Angels Baseball!

  22. Kevin G. says:

    Mike, I am APPALLED that you didn’t tell us to go check out HalosHeaven when you did your series preview.

  23. jjyank says:

    Wow great baserunning by Granderson.

  24. Mike Nitabach says:

    Now Weaver’s leg is fucked up???

  25. Professor Longnose says:

    I don’t like to root for injuries, but if they have to take Weaver out of the game as a precautionary measure, I wouldn’t complain.

  26. MannyGeee says:

    Oh shit. With the way this game has been going, a cramped hammy might be the best case scenario for weaver

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    errr wow that was odd. see ya Jered.

  28. Kramerica Industries says:

    Yikes, Jered.

    That’s brutal. Hope he’s fine going forward.

  29. DERP says:

    They should put Haren in.

  30. Professor Longnose says:

    Now weaver has a no-hitter and a no-outer in the same season.

  31. Mike Axisa says:

    That sucks, hope Weaver’s not hurt bad. Just bad enough to not pitch tonight.

  32. Mike Nitabach says:

    Oh, man. That is harsh.

  33. Karl Krawfid says:

    Weaver just let out a loud FUCK and is out of the game.

    I heard it on my TV.

  34. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, that kinda sucks. Hope he’s OK enough to shove it up the Red Sox’ asses in a few weeks.

  35. Erica says:

    Good start for the… Yankees at least. Damn, Weaver.

  36. Charles says:

    Never wanna see someone get hurt, but I’m not crying that Weaver is out of the game :)

  37. jjyank says:

    Not rooting for injuries, but the Yankees are in a great position right now.

    • Professor Longnose says:

      Yes, especally if the Angels wind up emptying the pen to get the innings they need.

      • jjyank says:

        Right. First game of the series, and the bullpen has to pitch a 9 inning game. Hopefully the Yanks take advantage.

  38. Cuso says:

    Sorry, I can’t wait until the second inning now. Damn, that sucks for Jered. Feel bad for him.

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

    Feel sorry for Weaver, but if it had to happen at least it happened against the Yankees.

  40. Mike Axisa says:

    Goes without saying that the Yankees have to completely wreck the bullpen now and screw them up for the rest of the series.

  41. Tom Q says:

    Very tough break, something you don’t wish on anybody. Though obviously as a fan I’ll take it.

    Would it be greedy in context to say I didn’t think that last pitch should have been called a strike?

  42. Kramerica Industries says:

    I count at least three “not rooting for injures, but…”.

    I mean, I know what you guys are saying. Doesn’t really change the fact, though.

  43. jon says:

    ok i missed the first 5 mins what happened?

    • Havok9120 says:

      2 singles, ARod hit one that should’ve been a DP but an error let everyone stay safe and Jeter score. Then Weaver messed up his leg or back throwing to Cano.

  44. Eirias says:

    (a) So very glad I sat Weaver tonight.
    (b) So very pissed he’s injured.

    Ah well, annihilate the corps de secours.

  45. DERP says:

    He saw how the game was going and decided to fake an injury. Can’t blame him. I wouldn’t want to face the Yankee offense either.

    jk I hope he is okay

  46. Cuso says:

    Another team just joined the Roy Oswalt sweepstakes.

  47. MannyGeee says:

    Wow,nth at FAAAAAACK from Weaver was kinda cool!

  48. fifteen minutes late and it looks like I missed quite a lot. What happened so far?

  49. Kevin G. says:

    If this weren’t the Angels, maybe I’d feel bad. (Unless he’s seriously hurt, then I’ll feel some pity.)

  50. jjyank says:

    Also not terribly upset that my opponent in fantasy this week has Weaver…win-win.

    Seriously though, I hope he’s okay. If it was going to happen, I’m glad it happened in this game, but I hope he can make his next start.

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

    I kinda wonder why they don’t bring in a starter. they have Thursday as an off day so it wouldn’t really mess up their rotation that much.

  52. Mike Nitabach says:

    How the fuck did he hurt himself?

  53. Ivan says:

    yankees gotta put up a couple runs here

  54. Cuso says:

    Haha. I know this guy pitching. He’s from my town.

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeff ? Jered, Ken.

  56. Mike Nitabach says:

    This dude has an awesome beard.

  57. Scheister says:

    Doom! The dude with a 6.75 ERA in AAA pitches a gem, 6 innings of 4 hit, two run ball. He over matches all hitters except Martin, who hits a solo shot. Or so my crystal ball says, it never lies.

  58. DERP says:

    I alway though Weaver was kind of a douche, so I don’t feel that bad. If this was Haren, I would be crying my eyes out. That dude is awesome.

  59. Erica says:

    Michael Kay! The ol’ first-to-third happened and you didn’t tell us!

  60. Mike Nitabach says:

    Get some more runs!!

  61. MannyGeee says:

    Bases loaded 1 out? Oh RISPFail, how I’ve missed you

  62. Mike Nitabach says:

    WOO!!!

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow this inning is a comedy of errors

  64. DERP says:

    Good defense IM0!

  65. Erica says:

    What is this inning!!!!!!

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

    Lol

  67. Karl Krawfid says:

    I love this.

  68. jjyank says:

    Wow this is little league territory here.

  69. Mike Nitabach says:

    OMFG! Another error!

  70. CBean says:

    Oh LOLZdefense

  71. Hummingbird S. says:

    love me some Angels D!

  72. Mike Axisa says:

    Yay fundamentals.

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

    Mike Sciosca must be proud.

  74. MannyGeee says:

    Ohhhhh thank you Angels.

  75. Professor Longnose says:

    Pujols could have caught that if he was willing to let Ibanez rip his arm off.

  76. MannyGeee says:

    This is all awesomeness

    • Tom says:

      The best part is that this is usually the type of inning the Angels have (except the singles would be infield single)

  77. pistol pete says:

    Two singles, a double play ball, a strikeout, a short foul flyout and a comebacker and we’re up 3 zip with 2 still on, Yanks are living right.

  78. MannyGeee says:

    Think this is enough to give Phil his comfort lead?

  79. Cuso says:

    Russell is coming through here.

  80. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, Martin!!!!!! GS and you deserve a 50 million dollar contractr!!!

  81. MannyGeee says:

    Wow Russell, just wow

  82. Mike Nitabach says:

    League minimum.

  83. Gone Phishin' says:

    I wonder if it’s tough to see at the plate….

  84. Scheister says:

    I still think when a pitcher makes an error, the run should count as earned, I know the Aybar error skus this instance but my point still stands.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Agreed. Though how bad was that throw? I lost the ball. It may have been one Pujols should’ve had.

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

    I was half expecting Borjous to drop the ball.

  86. mike_h says:

    nice lead, could have been more

  87. MannyGeee says:

    As a sidebar, the celtics are threatening to make it a game in Miami…. If ray Allen can hit a free throw.

  88. DERP says:

    Fuck this. If Mike Trout didn’t have such a pretty face, I would tell him to go fuck himself.

  89. MannyGeee says:

    Wow. Trout can fly

  90. Cuso says:

    By the way, Trout is nasty. Straight up gamer.

  91. Erica says:

    Grandy catch!!!

  92. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow Grandy covered some serious ground.

  93. chris says:

    wow – grandy!!

  94. CBean says:

    Grandy!!!

  95. Hummingbird S. says:

    beautiful Grandy!

  96. Mike Nitabach says:

    WHat a catch!!!!!

  97. MannyGeee says:

    Ok I just spent 2 weeks in a hotel, did not at any moment worry about the well being of my hand. Someone explain to me what Lucroy did. I must be doing it wrong

  98. jjyank says:

    Nice, I thought that was gonna be in the gap for sure off the bat.

  99. DERP says:

    nice play

  100. Kramerica Industries says:

    Granderson’s flashed some serious range the past couple days…

  101. Widget says:

    I heart Grandy a lot.

  102. Fuck…Mike Trout is fast….and Raul Ibanez isn’t so much.

  103. CBean says:

    I liked it better when Pujols had forgotten how to hit.

  104. Widget says:

    However i dislike Hughes. He is totally giving all those runs back.

  105. Cuso says:

    This is going to be a great series. I feel it in my bones.

  106. Hummingbird S. says:

    awful play by Alex… he has to make that play..

  107. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn A-Rod get that ball.

  108. MannyGeee says:

    wow, Pujols straight laced that one

  109. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hughes needs to put these guys away.

  110. cjc says:

    Boy would it be nice if he could just learn to be efficient

  111. Mike Nitabach says:

    hmm

  112. Hummingbird S. says:

    no swing and miss stuff for Phil tonight.. same old shit with all the foul balls

  113. MannyGeee says:

    Be nice if Hughes could get out of this with minimal damage

  114. Kramerica Industries says:

    At least Phil Hughes looks like, well, Phil Hughes right now.

    Give ‘em all back!

  115. chris says:

    saw that curve all the way

  116. jjyank says:

    Wasn’t a bad pitch…but Hughes has got to shut this down now.

  117. Karl Krawfid says:

    Shit like this is why I won’t go to Anaheim to watch the Yankees play man. Never fails.

  118. pistol pete says:

    Phil struggling, only out a bomb to center from a Punch and Judy hitter. Joe’s going to have to empty the bullpen. Get ready Freddie Phil looks like he’s got nothing.

  119. cjc says:

    Battle of the bullpens brewing i can feel it in my bones. He just sucks against the angels

  120. Erica says:

    Uuuuuummmmmm

  121. CBean says:

    No good Phil

  122. Cy Pettitte says:

    great inning Phil

  123. Kramerica Industries says:

    Mix in a little bad luck and we’re all set.

  124. Hummingbird S. says:

    look at that, a team that takes advantage of a garbage pitcher and get hits with RISP

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yeah, because that was a terrible pitch.

    • the yankees are on a four game winning streak, and this garbage pitcher you speak of had a 3.45 ERA this month coming into this start. Fucking relax.

      • jjyank says:

        5 game winning streak. Makes your point a bit stronger :P

      • pistol pete says:

        Hughes is 4 and 5 with a 4.94 era and a whip of1.37, let’s tell the whole story. He’s been a very large disappointment considering what they could have traded him for and what they thought he’d be. He’s a borderline No 5 pitcher who I feel would be a better than average middle reliever. He’s had plenty of time and chances to prove he can start. Maybe for someone else but we’re the Yankees and the Yankees require better.

        • Kevin Winters says:

          He has been better the last few starts but the bar is set so low fans break their neck to defend him. You had ppl on Lohud saying well if you take the collusion play away and A-rod catches the ball at third blah blah blah.

  125. jjyank says:

    Damn it Phil…

  126. Havok9120 says:

    Camo NY is pretty cool.

    C’mon Phil.

  127. chris says:

    crikey

  128. cjc says:

    Fuck lucky its not 5

  129. Karl Krawfid says:

    Keep throwing fastballs up and away you idiot.

  130. Arya says:

    And Phil is pissing away the lead. Maybe Hughes should fake an injury so Joe can take him out.

  131. Matty Ice says:

    Hughes is fucking terrible.

  132. MannyGeee says:

    Phrusterating.

  133. Erica says:

    What is this

  134. Kevin G. says:

    Phuck

  135. Kramerica Industries says:

    Way to go Phil.

  136. Total Dominication says:

    Well this sucks.

  137. cjc says:

    Come on

  138. Athenian says:

    Old Phil is back. Fire up the pen. He is not fooling anyone.

  139. Mike Nitabach says:

    WTF!!??

  140. Hummingbird S. says:

    and some lunatics were saying Phil was our number 2 pitcher..

  141. AnthonyD says:

    Yankee staff forgot to put the screen out in front of Phil

  142. Andrew says:

    Paging Freddie!

  143. Need Pitching says:

    Phuck Phil

    Phelps please

  144. CBean says:

    This is going to be a long game

  145. Cuso says:

    Welcome to the OK Corral

  146. MannyGeee says:

    Bright side, still only at 25 pitches

  147. Arya says:

    He pissed it all away and it only took him 1/3 of an inning. Where is Phelps?

  148. The Troll says:

    Wow. Phil is phucking horrible.

  149. pistol pete says:

    For all you guys that complain about Nova how do you like Philly tonite. They’ve waited for this guy forever, their bonus baby, and at best he’s going to be a middle reliever. Freddy to starter 5, Phil to the 6th or 7th. This guy murders the bullpen just does not know how to limit damage.

  150. Hummingbird S. says:

    fastballs up in the zone, sounds like a great plan Phil!

  151. Frank says:

    Hughes- you can’t get by by just throwing a straight FB with no movement and no effective secondary pitches.

  152. jon says:

    angles RISP 3 for 3

    yankees RISP 0 for 4

  153. Widget says:

    Hughes is worthless. I hate watching him pitch.

  154. Karl Krawfid says:

    GET PHELPS UP

  155. Will The Thrill says:

    Phil Hughes has to be the most unclutch pitcher ever. He’s back to no strikeouts Phil Hughes. Disgusting. No need for this scrub anymore I’d rather have DJ Mitchell or Phelps starting.

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

    Wow, I thought I could at least leave for 10 minutes without the lead disappearing. What happened?

  157. cjc says:

    Garbage

  158. chris says:

    crazy ass 1st

  159. Mike Nitabach says:

    Man, this is brutal.

  160. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Hughes really is nothing special. We may see garcia tonight.

  161. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Typical Yankees in Anaheim – always find a way to make the Angels look great. Up 3-0, bases loaded. Martin makes out. Hughes goes out and starts throwing that flat, straight fastball and next thing you know you’re chasing 1 run with Hughes at 30 pitches in the first. Feels like a Freddy Garcia kind of night!

  162. Frank says:

    Hughes won’t make it through 4. He’s lucky it’s only 4-3.

  163. TomH says:

    Well, Singleton was thrilled by the last 4 starts, but 3 of them were against turkey teams (2 KC / 1 SEA).

  164. jjyank says:

    Well, hope the Yankees continue the hot hitting. This is looking like a slugfest.

    • The Troll says:

      Hot hitting as evidenced by the first inning?

      • jjyank says:

        No, by the last week genius *looks at handle* Nevermind.

        • The Troll says:

          Ooo. You’re witty and creative! That same line has cracked me up all 5 other times you’ve posted it. HILARIOUS!

          • jjyank says:

            Stupid comments (like ignoring that the Yankee bats have actually been better of late) while wielding a handle that reminds one of stupid comments…well, that doesn’t inspire much faith.

            • The Troll says:

              Uhh . . . what? Smoking too much cheeba again there, hoss? Get back to your video games, son.

              • jjyank says:

                LOL see that IS a troll comment, because none of that is true. You’re only aiding my view.

                • The Troll says:

                  Do I have to bring up previous threads? “Witcher 2″ and the possible legalization of weed in NJ that YOU were rooting for.

                  • jjyank says:

                    I haven’t smoked since I was in undergrad two years ago. And I enjoy video games, so what?

                    I root for the legalization fo weed because it’s just stupid not to for many reasons, whether you smoke it or not.

                    You’re being a troll, and now are making personal assertions with zero basis in reality. Just stop.

                    • The Troll says:

                      Sounds all true to me. Once a stoner, always a stoner. Hey, it’s 4:20 somewhere. Have a ball, Mr. I Always Have to Have the Last Word.

                    • jjyank says:

                      I’m done feeding the trolls. Happy trolling! Haha this is seriously just sad.

                    • The Troll says:

                      Haha, Mr. I Always Have to Have the Last Word stays true to his namesake! Hallelujah!

                  • jjyank says:

                    Additionally, I think its really fucking sad that you keep me playing The Witcher 2 in your back pocket as a point of argument. Really?

                    • The Troll says:

                      Losers are losers. Not much I can do about that. Sorry. Speaking of such. I’m going to go be productive. Adios muchacho.

              • Havok9120 says:

                You’re getting better at this. I mean, that jab was at least lame AND annoying. Its an improvement.

                • The Troll says:

                  You again? Seriously nothing better to do than go back 25 minutes into a confrontation that had nothing at all to do with you? And I’m the troll, right?

  165. Wow, I’d hate to pitch in NY, go look at his Baseball-Reference or FanGraphs page. Phil’s had a very good month, one bad inning and all the trolls are hunting for him. I’m surprised you guys aren’t storming cross country with your pitchforks and torches.

  166. Cy Pettitte says:

    D) playing the AL West

  167. Slu says:

    Hughes can’t beat good teams. Fact.

  168. The Troll says:

    At what point do you take Phil out? 1 Run? 2 Runs? 100 pitch count? I’m hoping for option 3 but expecting the fourth… 3-4 runs in the next two innings…

  169. Monterowasdinero says:

    ARod has to catch Pujols hot shot. New Yankee caps? Special for Memorial Day? The NY emblem is different.

  170. Havok9120 says:

    A) That was absolutely brutal and I’m glad I jumped off the Hughes bandwagon last year and never looked back.

    B) Calm the heck down, commenters. Its the second inning. Breathe a bit.

  171. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Now they will make this guy look like verlander

  172. Karl Krawfid says:

    Way to go Jeter. Your guy throws almost 30 pitches and you do that shit.

  173. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Now watch them get shut down by this no name relief pitcher.

  174. Erica says:

    GRANDY!!!!!!!!

  175. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Thank God for Grandy!

  176. Mike Nitabach says:

    TIE!!!!

  177. CBean says:

    Grandyman!

  178. Kramerica Industries says:

    There’s ball 4, bitch!

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

    Wait, so Hughes has one bad start after a very strong month and all of a sudden he’s back to a bullpen pitcher? Come on.

    Game tied btw.

  180. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandy putting the team on his back

  181. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Grady baby

  182. chris says:

    this is grandy’s team

  183. jjyank says:

    Tie game! Thank you Grandy!

  184. The Troll says:

    Cassevah with 6 innings of shut out ball. Book it.

  185. 1stbase says:

    Wow they won 5 in a row, one bad inning by a starter and there the worst team in the history of baseball, i guess that’s how it works now

    • jjyank says:

      Trolls/doom-sayers always show up when things look bad. Unfortunately, that’s a fact of life.

    • The Troll says:

      It’s because it’s Phil Hughes. I don’t care to look up statistics, but it honestly seems like the guy can NEVER beat good teams. It’s a matter of having a liability every time the team travels to the likes of Arlington, Detroit, Tampa, Boston, Toronto, etc. I’m still of the ilk that would rather have him in the pen. He’s too scary and unpredictable to watch in the early-going of a game.

      • jjyank says:

        Don’t most teams have an unstable 5th starter situation?

        • The Troll says:

          Like Felix Doubrant?

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

            Bard.

          • jjyank says:

            What? So one 5th starter performs better than expected, and that somehow validates your point?

            Most 5th starters “can’t beat good teams”. If Hughes is a 5th starter, they could do worse.

            • The Troll says:

              I rather have Phelps than Phil. I don’t like Phil as a starter. Simple as that. He’s insufferable against quality teams. At least with DP, I have the slightest inkling that he’ll throw up a few decent innings . . .

              • Mike Axisa says:

                Phelps is just as terrible.

                • The Troll says:

                  I’d still prefer him to Hughes. Hughes has battered my faith for quite some time now. As he has for you too. Quality bullpen arm or a starting question mark? I’d take my chances on Phelps and put the known quantity into the pen where his stuff actually plays up pretty damn well.

                  • Mike Axisa says:

                    You’d be singing a different tune after about three starts. I like Phelps, I just like him as a starter even less than Hughes.

                    • The Troll says:

                      Well Phelps is the lesser of my two evils. All I know is that I don’t want Freddy anywhere near the mound. I’m sure there’s a better option somewhere, though.

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

              Doubront isn’t even their 5th starter. Bard is.

    • TomH says:

      Aren’t they mostly complaints about Hughes?

      As for the 5 in a row, well, yes, you’ve got a point, but they were 5 against weak teams. Now they’re playing grown-up’s, and it’s natural for fans to raise the ante accordingly.

  186. cjc says:

    Now hughes needs to sack the fuck up

  187. Mike Nitabach says:

    SEND HUGHES DOWN! NOW!

  188. Karl Krawfid says:

    0-0 Game

  189. Grandy…don’t you know we’re a terrible team and there’s no way we come back to win this game? Why even bother trying. RAB commenters have spoken, this game is over.

  190. mike_h says:

    tied up atleast

  191. Mr. Pink says:

    Hughes is absolutely useless. He can’t strike anyone out, doesn’t get ground balls, and gives up way too many flyballs that are usually extra base hits. Worst of all he costs the Yanks millions. The Yankees front office is getting me tired with their supposed “faith” in him. He’s a failed prospect, accept it, deal with it, and move on. He’s got no business being a starter on this team.

  192. Widget says:

    Yankees won’t score another run this game. In fact, I bet they don’t get a runner to 2nd the rest of the game. A typical crap burger against the always overrated Angels.

  193. Need Pitching says:

    just take him out now

  194. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hughes sucks man :(

  195. cjc says:

    Is there anything harder to watch than a pitcher who has absolutely nothing

  196. Frank says:

    Here we go. Second time through the order. Pujols is drooling in the dugout. This could get ugly quick.

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phelps.

  198. Mr. Pink says:

    Watching Phil Hughes pitch makes me forget that a pitcher can actually miss a bat when they throw a baseball.

  199. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Maybe hughes needs stewie behind the plate.

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

    Where was Jeter?

  201. jon says:

    jesus jeter has no range what so ever

  202. I love Derek Jeter. He’s probably my second favorite player of all time behind Paul Oniel. But Christ he has zero range.

    • eephus_pitch says:

      I agree with everything you just said. It still amazes me when I see what looks like a sure groundout to short, then the camera pans over and Jeter’s standing flatfooted, 15 feet from the ball.

  203. Karl Krawfid says:

    With 2 outs why not play jeter back?

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil’s gonna use every inch of this park

  205. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Thought that was gone

  206. Hummingbird S. says:

    he’s toast, lucky they didnt score more..

  207. Mr. Pink says:

    I can’t wait until Texas trades us Elvis Andrus when Jurickson Profar is ready so that we can have a shortstop that actually has some range.

  208. Frank says:

    Morales just missed that. Another straight,very hitable FB.

  209. cjc says:

    Boy that was lucky should have put that beachball 1000 rows back

  210. Tom says:

    How many O-2 fastballs have been hit hard tonight? With noone on base I get going at hitters and trying to put them away quickly, but with men on or a quality hitter up, you just can’t lay in fastballs on 0-2 counts.

    Has he thrown a single fastball inside?

  211. pistol pete says:

    Phelps or Freddy tonite what does anyone think?

  212. eephus_pitch says:

    I want to see some swings and misses from the Angels. Phil hasn’t had the putaway stuff tonight.
    And let’s see the Yanks beat up this Angels ‘pen.
    Also, I hate Howie Kendrick. He’s basically a nobody against everyone else, but he hits like Ted Williams against the Yanks.
    Also also, I’m stuck with the Angels announcers. They’re so bad I’d rather listen to Sterling.

  213. Professor Longnose says:

    This would be a good inning to drive Cassevah out of the game.

  214. I love how people are arguing against Phil’s solid month by saying he was facing garbage teams. One of those garbage teams according to you same trolls holds the greatest hitter on the planet and Cashman’s greatest mistake ever in Jesus Montero. Two of those teams are supposed threats to the yankees for the division when you same trolls are arguing that the yankees are terrible in Baltimore and Toronto. The only team left is the Royals, who believe it or not have a decent line up with some quality hitter in it.

  215. jjyank says:

    Fuck you Mike Trout.

  216. Hummingbird S. says:

    heckuva ball player…

  217. Mr. Pink says:

    Wow. This game is pull your hair out frustrating already. Luckily I have no hair…

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

    Why is Flaharty doing play by play?

  219. Hummingbird S. says:

    dumb and dumber

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    We are now the Angels

  221. Mike Nitabach says:

    Oh, shit!

  222. Kramerica Industries says:

    Granderson and Swisher just did the Sheffield/Crosby routine of 2005!

    Bravo, gents.

  223. Robinson Tilapia says:

    You can tell I don’t watch anything other than the Yankees. Today marks the first time I realized Mike Trout was white.

    Looking through…..325 comments in three innings. Well that can’t be good.

    The Yanks, Jered Weaver, and Jesus Christ Almighty are handing Phil Hughes a gift tonight. It’s up to him to keep this team in the game and allow them the chance to win. I’m sure that, if I were to scroll above, this game would be acting as absolute proof to some that Hughes iz teh terrible pitcha.

    And Swish and Grandy actually collide this time. What the motherfuck is going on out there? Get your shit together.

    • eephus_pitch says:

      Hughes is getting killed. It’s painful to watch. Let them vent.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.” – Zach de la Rocha

        I kid.

        • jjyank says:

          I love that song.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            I saw them touring for that album at what was a very strange concert/corporate rave type of deal in the early 90′s, or whenever. It was them, House of Pain, Meat Beat Manifesto, and 808 State. One of the stranger shows I’d ever been to.

            That album holds up so damn well. 20 fucking years already practically.

        • RI$P FTW says:

          …as he sells his CD’s for a major corporation.

  224. Need Pitching says:

    Ughhh …. take Phil out before he gets someone injured

  225. Mike Axisa says:

    Now outfielders are dying because of Hughes. The humanity.

  226. Tut says:

    Swisher you dope

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

    That’s really not what Hughes needed. Thankfully everyone’s OK.

  228. Karl Krawfid says:

    Team is a joke man.

  229. Mike Nitabach says:

    That was frightening. In real time it looked like their heads collided.

  230. jon says:

    how is that not an error if it was in and out of swishs glove?

  231. Scheister of Doom says:

    Why the PHUCK is Hughes still pitching? Hook please.

  232. mike_h says:

    this shit is sad…

  233. Havok9120 says:

    Blargh.

  234. nsalem says:

    3rd time I can remember collisions like this in LA. 2005 ALDS think it was Bubba and Sheffield and it also happened in the early 80′s I think it was Reggie and Bobby Brown, That collision resulted in a walk-off win for the Angels.

  235. Monterowasdinero says:

    Swish needs to stay out of right center-just stay away please. Russell Martin hits his weight this year?

  236. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Id rather see cervelli up there and make stewie the everyday catcher

  237. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    bandwagon ass mofo’s. it’s his first bad start in like, 5 starts. let’s bash him if he stinks up his net start.

    • Slu says:

      This year he has beaten Kansas City twice, Minnesota and Seattle. Everyone else has knocked him around. He has done nothing to warrant any confidence.

  238. Cy Pettitte says:

    worst defensive display ever

  239. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    We need a catcher next year

  240. Hummingbird S. says:

    remember when this team killed mediocre middle relievers? great times..

  241. Mr. Pink says:

    Chris Stewart > Russell Martin

    Martin has been close to an automatic out this year. He’s just been dreadful offensively. Luckily his solid D doesn’t render him completely useless…

  242. MannyGeee says:

    Good thing Pujols has been hitting the cover off the ball all seaso….oh wait

  243. Monterowasdinero says:

    Pujols receives worse than Montero. Get him outta there!

  244. Scheister of Doom says:

    Capitalizing on errors and hitting with RISP = Winning baseball.

  245. MannyGeee says:

    This game is like fucking keystoNe capers… Cannot remember a sloppier game by both teams in recent memory

  246. Scheister of Doom says:

    16 games only 13 innings. Over under on 2 IP tonight for Takahashi?

  247. Cuso says:

    No more weak hacks Alex lets go

  248. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I think Curtis Granderson might actually choke someone tonight.

  249. chris says:

    that feels like the zillonith hit in this game

  250. Buddy says:

    RISP!

  251. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    In offseason Na-Po-Li say it with me.

  252. Hummingbird S. says:

    0 for 5 with RISP and 6 LOB.. very nice showing from the offense.

  253. eephus_pitch says:

    ARGH

  254. Mike Axisa says:

    It was cool when Cano hit lefties all those years. Shake it off, Robbie.

  255. cjc says:

    They’ve won 5 and still suck balls with risp

  256. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    I miss jorge but at the end porr guy would have no idea what was going on in the game
    Too bad we dont have a power hitting prospect in aaa huh.

    • RI$P FTW says:

      He’s one of the only people to hit in the 2011 post-season. Everyone else choked.
      He DID quit on the team in the middle of the season, though.
      Poor millionaire had to bat in the bottom of the order! How sad! Poor guy!

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Phil. get this guy out of here.

  258. Seriously, Fuck. You. Mike. Trout.

  259. Need Pitching says:

    please, please, please get Phil the Phuck out of this game

    • Scheister of Doom says:

      I said this last inning, I’m pretty sure Giradi wanted to ensure his HR per start streak continued. And I repeat, HOOK PLEASE!

  260. eephus_pitch says:

    HUGHES. Still doing it.

  261. Kramerica Industries says:

    Trout hitting a home run, given the direction of this thread, seems so appropriate.

  262. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Hey hughes atbleast bean the next guy.

  263. Mr. Pink says:

    And there’s the obligatory homer Phil Hughes gives up at least once every start…

  264. cjc says:

    There it is

  265. Havok9120 says:

    Sigh.

  266. Cuso says:

    Trout is a manimal

  267. Karl Krawfid says:

    I give up.

  268. eephus_pitch says:

    And on top of it all, the Angels announcers are telling me that Mike Trout is the next Mickey Mantle.

  269. Nathan says:

    Seems like the last two guys to pitch at home (CC & Phil) struggle a bit. I wonder if they press too hard at home, in front of their friends/family.

    This game started so promising: 3-0 and Weaver out.

  270. Athenian says:

    Oh snap. That does not bode well for us.

  271. Will The Thrill says:

    Let’s all ride the Phil Hughes roller coaster everyone!

  272. cjc says:

    Run him can’t argue balls and strikes

  273. Cuso says:

    By far the best 3rd base coach name in the majors : Dino Ebel.

    Every time I hear it it sounds like “see no evil”

  274. Havok9120 says:

    Right, things left to do:

    Leave Ibanez in against a lefty
    Leave Rapada in against a righty
    sac bunt
    Teixera infield popup with RISP
    Major injury to one of the key players

  275. TEX!!!!!!!!!! Loving the air out west!

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

    Tex!!!!!!

  277. Rainbow Pinstripes says:

    No. Doubt.

  278. Cuso says:

    Teix is the sinister minister

  279. jjyank says:

    I like good Tex. 1 run game baby!

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

    Takahashi seems like someone Jones could tee off against. Alas…

  281. Cuso says:

    Stop “guessing ” Swish

  282. Swish looks absolutely lost at the plate right now.

  283. DERP says:

    Teixeira wRC+ up to 117. 124 last year

  284. pistol pete says:

    Hughes is going to get Granderson killed tonight. This game is far from over but Joe really needs to get our adding machine off the mound before it gets worse.

  285. cjc says:

    Honestly not going to miss Swish much

  286. Cuso says:

    By the way I agree with not pinch hitting for Raul or Chavez this early. This guy isn’t a tough lefty. There’s likely to be a eighty coming in soon and you still got Downs out there. You save Andru for Downs.

  287. Scheister of Doom says:

    Hughes gives up only one run this inning! Bet!

  288. Cuso says:

    Granderson has the Thundercat sword with the eye of Thundera. Everyone else is blind.

  289. flamingo says:

    Just read a quick game rundown – what the heck is going on out there?!

  290. Scheister of Doom says:

    OMG………a swing and a miss….WOWZA!

  291. eephus_pitch says:

    Howie Kendrick again.

  292. Robinson Tilapia says:

    At least my Heat won. I’m happy no matter what tonight.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      Don’t be too happy. Whoever somes out of the west will smoke the heat and king choker.

    • Boo!!!! I hate Labum Queen James because of reasons!!!

      I’m I irrationally hating him for choosing to go to Miami to play with other great players, in a beautiful city, with out any state income tax right?

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        No state income tax. It’s a beautiful city if you’ve got tons of cash. If not, you’re talking traffic almost as bad as Houston or LA.

        It’s still Wade’s team to me. I think we like the idea of Lebron on the team more than anything else.

        • Haha, that was supposed to Read “Am I….right?” I’m not a huge basketball fan, but I have no problem with the best player in the league putting himself in the best position to make money and win. That would be exactly the same as other teams fans hating Yankees who sign big money contracts as free agents.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            The TV special was one of the classic dick moves of all time, I’ll admit.

            There’s an irrational hatred of him from entitled Knick fans who think everyone should WANT to play for the Knicks because, after all, they’re a NEW YORK TEAM as well and how dare they when they don’t.

            • Yeah, it was dick. I understand hating him for that after it happened but that was years ago. I also understand Cleveland hating him for not handling it differently. but the rest of the country, Knicks fans included need to grow the fuck up and get over it.

  293. DERP says:

    On the positive side, this game has brought back some of the trolls. I was worried about them.

  294. DERP says:

    I’m worried that wasting their bullpen won’t matter if Haren throws a complete game tomorrow.

  295. pistol pete says:

    Funny how the Yanks went from loaded with catchers to a dead spot in the lineup. What’s up with Martin, this is no longer a small hitting sample and as for receiving it seems the pitchers actually do as well or better pitching to Stewart who’s no Johnny Bench.

  296. Cuso says:

    I know we’re not thrilled with Hughes, but I’m enjoying this game. Competetive.

  297. Alex…what were you doing…those first two pitches were right there man :(

  298. CP says:

    Did Jeter grab Aybars crotch to break up the double play?

  299. Hummingbird S. says:

    what a pathetic swing…they either have to run into one or hope the D makes a mistake, what a great offense!

    • Scheister of Doom says:

      These swings and misses have really made the Yanks look overmatched tonight, anything off speed has been their kyptonite.

  300. Cuso says:

    Wow. Are we really in Eppley territory? I guess it’s not Garcia territory ……so there’s that.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Everyone has moved up 2 notches in the pecking order. So yeah.

    • jjyank says:

      Eppley is pretty effective against righties…not a terrible call, especially considering the Yankees having their two best relievers on the shelf.

  301. stuart a says:

    arod has 19 rbi’s. on pace for the low 70′s. he is a singles hitter. he is a piece of trash……he stinks….

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      I can’t imagine what you’re gonna be saying about him in 2017.

    • Scheister of Doom says:

      Is this considered trolling? What if I quasi agree, he IS a singles hitter. He should hit in the two spot with Grandy batting third. But I know that lumps together same side hitters and makes match up easier for the opposing manager.

      • Dude. I’ve been saying he should be hitting second for ages. The difference between me and the guy up there is I don’t call A-Rod garbage in the process, because I understand that as players get older their skills erode. In Alex’s case his power has eroded, he still gets on base at a decent clip, but he doesn’t hit homers anymore.

      • jjyank says:

        He is losing his power, yes. But he was OBPing near .400 until recently, he is certainly not trash. I totally agree on the #2 hitter thing though.

      • Havok9120 says:

        Its only trolling if you’re familiar with the circumstances under which ‘ole stuart a posts. “Piece of trash and he stinks” would be one of those heat of the moment things for 99% of this board’s populace.

  302. Manny's BanWagon says:

    At least Hughes hung in and gave the Yanks some innings instead of totally imploding like an AJ.

  303. stuart a says:

    freddy garcia should not be on the roster……………

    hughes another nice outing. jeez…….

  304. Cuso says:

    Am I the only one that feels like Hughes’ family looks like a bunch of pansies?

  305. 718 (Bronx) says:

    You suck Phil Hughes.

  306. Crime Dog says:

    Man, Phelps is getting Noesi’d pretty hard here. On a similar note, anyone else curious as to how long Garcia can waste a roster spot for?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Is being Noesi’d some sort of weird kinky thing? Does it involve an inflated balloon during sex, then being the throw-in in a trade to Seattle?

  307. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m not entirely sure that was really Raul

  308. Scheister of Doom says:

    ROOGY!!

  309. jjyank says:

    Did I just hear “nice running catch” and “Ibanez” in the same sentence?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Its when he leaves his feet that you know it’ll be GIF-worthy.

      He’s had more nice plays out there than I thought possible. Its almost 1-1 Good-Bad at this point.

  310. Cuso says:

    Andruw doesn’t get that ball

  311. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Trout in gonna be just unreal in a year or two.

  312. The Real Slim Trolly says:

    The Yankees are trash. I’m totally rooting for the Orioles now.

  313. Scheister of Doom says:

    Dear god please pop out, strike out, ground out or foul out.

  314. Hummingbird S. says:

    game over.. nice job by everyone on the team! A lot of fail to spread around

  315. Cuso says:

    WOW. Morales is a switch-hitter too. And he just stood up that left-handed and said F U.

  316. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Phelpss sure wasted no time throwing gasoline on that fire.

    • Havok9120 says:

      But he’s the Once and Future Starter!! He’s to deliver us from the evil Philbert and all that stuff.

  317. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’m going to bed. Score more runs than the Angels while I’m sleeping.

  318. flamingo says:

    Well, that didn’t go according to the script.

  319. stuart a says:

    arod with a 426 slugging %. then again it is better then russell martin. arod is a glorified singles hitter…. the guy is a joke and he gets zero grief. eppley is garbage. eppley and garcia should not be on the team

    angels kill the yanks forever it is a joke…….

  320. cjc says:

    What is this thing the angls are doing hits with risp never heard of such a thing

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They’re the third worst hitting team in the league with runners in scoring position. Yanks would look marvelous in those spots if they got to face Hughes too.

  321. Karl Krawfid says:

    I’m jealous. They know how to hit with risp.

  322. Cuso says:

    Why the EFFFFFFF didn’t Joe turn Morales around to bat righty?!?!

  323. …was pujols racing robbie to second?

  324. jjyank says:

    Come on boys, don’t go out without a fight!

  325. The Troll Monger says:

    A-Rod should bat ninth, DFA Martin, drop Hughes to the 6th and fire Giradi!!!1!1!

  326. Cuso says:

    Ibanez still in was the right move. Phelps over Rapada was the wrong move.

  327. Havok9120 says:

    Alright boys, with the bats.

  328. Scheister of Doom says:

    Raul…SMASH!

  329. Cuso says:

    Isringhausen + Ibanez = 142 years old.

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

    Uhhh…Cano?

  331. jjyank says:

    DO IT BOYS! Bases loaded RISPFAIL regression starts NOW!

  332. More of the fundamentals that the Angels are so good at.

  333. Cy Pettitte says:

    please Swish

  334. FIPster Doofus says:

    Not good enough, Swish. Stop sucking.

  335. Mike Nitabach says:

    Whoah! Just woak up on the couch!

  336. Chavez should be ultra patient here..I don’t think he’s going to see anything.

  337. Why Martin in this situation…I’d rather any hitter on the roster…

  338. Scheister of Doom says:

    So how many sac flys have the Yanks got this year, sheeze. A hit would be glorious right now.

  339. eephus_pitch says:

    Russell’s got this.

  340. pistol pete says:

    One time Russell, please.

  341. Scheister of Doom says:

    He’s due, no?

  342. Widget says:

    I still think the Yanks win this game regardless of Martin’s outcome.

  343. Cy Pettitte says:

    ClutchMart

  344. FIPster Doofus says:

    RUSS

  345. Mike Nitabach says:

    MARTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  346. FUCK YEAH RUSSEL MARTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  347. Karl Krawfid says:

    Now dats clutch

  348. Mike Axisa says:

    All aboard the Russ Bus!

  349. DERP says:

    Fuck yourself Russell haters.

  350. Hummingbird S. says:

    russ!! finally!

  351. jjyank says:

    RUUUUUSSSSSS! TIE GAME HELL YESSS!

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

    RUSSELL!!!!!!

  353. Havok9120 says:

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo whoooooooooooooo!!!

  354. eephus_pitch says:

    Derek’s got this.

  355. flamingo says:

    TIE GAME!

  356. Athenian says:

    Good for you Martin

  357. Mike Nitabach says:

    HUGE CONTRACT!

  358. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Yes Russell.

    Great time for a blind squirrel to find a nut.

  359. dkidd says:

    feels good to be emotionally invested in a game again

  360. Scheister of Doom says:

    Finally!!! PHUCK!!!

  361. pistol pete says:

    This should have been a blowout if Hughes didn’t suck tonight.

  362. Havok9120 says:

    Whew. Well….that could’ve gone a lot worse.

  363. Cuso says:

    What a great game!

    ..I mighta mentioned that already, but whatever.

  364. Total Dominication says:

    Suck it trolls!

  365. Athenian says:

    Nice to see them tie the game…goose reason to be up at 7 am

  366. Serious Question: Where’s Wade, why is Phelps still in?

  367. jjyank says:

    Come on Phelps, hold it here!

  368. dkidd says:

    pickin’ machine!!!

  369. Hummingbird S. says:

    I guess a 1-2-3 inning is too much to ask

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

    Kinda OT, but is Trout eligible for ROY?

  371. Need Pitching says:

    wtf Swish

  372. Hummingbird S. says:

    swisher.. simply awful

  373. pistol pete says:

    How many runs have the Angels given up tonight in the field? The first inning was a butcher job. They should have gotten out of that inning with no runs. Now the butcher job in right field just cost them two more. Wow and now we’re tied, unbelievable. This game would be a gift is the Yanks win it considering how bad Hughes was and how bad the angels played in the field.

  374. StanfordBen says:

    Pretty rare to make an out and a fielding error on the same play.

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

    Where are those missing????

  376. Need Pitching says:

    WTF ump??!!??!

  377. Cuso says:

    Who wishes tomorrow was a holiday too? Stupid work…..

  378. Karl Krawfid says:

    GJ walking bobby fukcking Wilson.

    Trout will eat your face now.

  379. Mike Nitabach says:

    GET OUT TROUT!

  380. Phelps…please figure out where this ump’s outside corner is. Ump please remember just part of the ball has to cross over part of the plate to be considered a strike?

  381. Hummingbird S. says:

    we need somebody from the pen

  382. Tony says:

    This has trouble written all over it. Of course the ump isn’t helping either

  383. Karl Krawfid says:

    You couldn’t give him the talk when he was facing bobby wilson?

  384. dkidd says:

    trout is no salmon

  385. Mike Nitabach says:

    YESSSS!

  386. Need Pitching says:

    and exhale ….

  387. Tony says:

    This game isn’t good for stress

  388. David…I’m an out of shape smoker…my heart cannot take that kind of shit man..

    • jjyank says:

      If my name was “The Troll”, I would call you a loser!

      • Scheister of Doom says:

        Or The Troll Monger might have said Cervelli would’ve hit a HR in that spot earlier instead of a measly double and your heart palpitations wouldn’t be as prevelent.

  389. StanfordBen says:

    Phew.

  390. Kramerica Industries says:

    The Trout is out.

  391. Scheister of Doom says:

    How do you spell redemption? O-U-T!

  392. Cuso says:

    This aren’t the sh!try April Yankees. They’re locked in. They might lose, but not in disaster fashion. Angels are gonna have to earn it. Enjoy thi, peeps.

    One way or another we’re gonna remember Memorial Day ’12.

    Erase the doom

  393. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn, two good pitches..

  394. Troll, Stuart a, where are you guys?

  395. dkidd says:

    this pitcher looks like he’s losing his footing with every pitch

  396. Hummingbird S. says:

    embarrassed A-Rod..

  397. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeter looked at A-Rod like damn you suck hahaha

  398. Mike Nitabach says:

    Something fishy going on here…

  399. Mike Axisa says:

    Really pushing it with Phelps here.

  400. Need Pitching says:

    really don’t understand why Phelps is still in now

  401. Mike Nitabach says:

    Interesting Phelps still in. I think armchair managers give far less weight to the opportunity cost of bringing in a reliever than real managers do.

  402. Cuso says:

    Yeah Pujols! What you got?

    (Flinches)

  403. dkidd says:

    phelps looks a little like john malkovich

  404. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow Phelps made Pujols look bad

  405. Total Dominication says:

    Got ahead 0-2, then didn’t give him anything to hit. Perfection.

  406. Scheister of Doom says:

    Re-reading the article in which these wonderful comments are located below and I seemed to have forgotten it was Petittes fault Hughes is even a Yankee. In turn they never would have traded Kennedy instead they would have included Brackaman to AZ as Ian would have kept Hughes spot in the rotation. Damn you AP, but it’s good to have you back, again!

  407. Havok9120 says:

    Whew.

  408. Athenian says:

    If the yanks pull this one out, what a great step forward

  409. Cuso says:

    Wisely turning around Morales to RHB. At least wont make same mistake twice….

  410. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, Boone.

  411. Scheister of Doom says:

    I want to shoot the rally monkey in the face then eat it, it’s face that is.

  412. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice pitch Boone!

  413. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAH, BOONE!

  414. jjyank says:

    BOONE-TANG

  415. Mike Axisa says:

    Boone effin’ Logan.

  416. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone has gone from blah LOOGY to legit late full inning reliever

  417. Crime Dog says:

    I’m not sure I’m ready to live in a world where David Phelps makes Pujols look silly and Boone Logan is a damn good reliever

  418. Athenian says:

    Boone has been prettty solid of late. Dare I say Graeme Lloydesque

  419. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Boone-tang. Struttin’ his shit.

  420. Mike Nitabach says:

    Beautiful.

  421. Total Dominication says:

    I love how with the homer and 3 walks before, Teix was still overlooked on the player of the game pool over Martin.

  422. Cuso says:

    Teix is the Matador of Mayhem

  423. Scheister of Doom says:

    Teix’s bat spits hot fire. The three hottest hitters on the Yanks right now? Teixeira, Teixeira and Teixeira.

  424. Scheister of Doom says:

    What’s the correct pronunciation of Eric’s Chavez?

  425. Mike Axisa says:

    Kill them all Russ.

  426. Cuso says:

    Can. Russell. Do. It. AGAIN?

  427. Cy Pettitte says:

    5 year extension if you do it again Russ

  428. Karl Krawfid says:

    Remember when Mark Teixeira killed Bobby Wilson?

  429. Total Dominication says:

    This would be a nice time for Martin to start being good again.

  430. Mike Nitabach says:

    BILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT!

  431. flamingo says:

    C’mon, Russ, be a hero.

  432. Mike Nitabach says:

    Holy crap!!

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

    Dammit Aybar. Cmon Jeter!!

  434. Mike Axisa says:

    That works. Walden’s tired and wild, could score a run without even putting the ball in play.

  435. dkidd says:

    come on, captain

  436. Total Dominication says:

    It’s a start Russell.

  437. Need Pitching says:

    not at all predictable, Captain Clutch

  438. Hummingbird S. says:

    captn groundout

  439. Mike Nitabach says:

    oy

  440. Total Dominication says:

    Why would you swing at the first pitch?

  441. dkidd says:

    couldn’t take a pitch?

    boy do i want this game…

  442. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gonna turn this off so I don’t have to see what I think ima see.

  443. Cuso says:

    Dammit!

    What a great freaking game…

  444. Scheister of Doom says:

    Even when they get a hit with RISP, they don’t score, something’s gotta give and soon!

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

    Do the Angels have anyone other than Downs left?

  446. Total Dominication says:

    Can anyone give a rundown of what’s left in the ANgel’s pen?

  447. Havok9120 says:

    Ho hum.

    Alright guys, lets send this to extras.

  448. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I look around that stadium…and I’m happy I’m not an Angels fan.

  449. Who remembers the navy blue Yankee caps with the American flag in the NY I think they wore ‘em in ’08. I’m really upset I didn’t buy one when I had the chance. They looked so sweet and I can’t find them anywhere.

  450. eephus_pitch says:

    This is the part where I want to complain about Jeter’s fucking groundballs and average with RISP.

  451. Pat D says:

    Interesting thread so far.

    I’d like for this game to be over in 10 innings. Gotta take the car to the garage by no later than 8:00.

  452. Total Dominication says:

    Was Boone for one out in a late tie game really a great idea?

  453. Need Pitching says:

    Fuck, Fuck, fucking fuck

  454. Mike Nitabach says:

    ugh

  455. Total Dominication says:

    Well that was disappointing, but not some horrible loss or anything. We absolutely obliterated their bullpen.

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

    That sucks.

  457. dkidd says:

    that was inevitable

    i hate the angels

  458. StanfordBen says:

    Damn. Still a good game.

  459. Havok9120 says:

    Didn’t see that coming from, like, yesterday. Ugh.

  460. Greg says:

    Expected, really

  461. Cuso says:

    Yep. Trumboed.

  462. Scheister of Doom says:

    Good night.

  463. Pat D says:

    Well all I can say is fuck me in the fucking ass.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I’m officially blaming you.

      Mustang! Make a note in the Blame Log!

      • Pat D says:

        Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        What did I do??????

        • Havok9120 says:

          “Interesting thread so far.

          “I’d like for this game to be over in 10 innings. Gotta take the car to the garage by no later than 8:00.”

          First post of the night, asking for the game to end to fit with YOUR SCHEDULE?!11

          That had jinx written all over it. C’mon Pat, you’re better than this.

  464. Scheister of Doom says:

    This game had walk-off written all over it. Good game.

  465. C says:

    3 for 20 with RISP in the last 2 games…and runs have scored on exactly zero of those 3 hits. Can’t keep wasting opportunities

  466. Pat D says:

    God, I hate this team and their fucking gerbil-cheeked manager and their fucking fireworks after every fucking home run.

    Look, it’s just a home run, not an orgasm.

    Gonna be a dick here now and hope Weaver’s on the shelf for a good, long while.

    • eephus_pitch says:

      I saw a game there back in ’06 against the Tigers. The Angels were getting murdered, like 10-1 in the 9th inning. In the bottom of the 9th Gary Matthews hit a solo homer for the halos, and guess what? They shot off the fireworks.
      That’s minor league ballpark bullshit.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      I’m with you, buddy. Word for word.

  467. Hummingbird S. says:

    11 LOB… thats why you lose a 1-run game. This team sucks, but at least they can beat the As.

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

    Win the next 2.

  469. flamingo says:

    Ugh.

  470. eephus_pitch says:

    This is why I no longer go to games at Angels Stadium. Even the good ones end up breaking my spirit.

  471. Kevin says:

    Screw the 11 LOB,when you score eight runs and still lose,that’s on your pitching staff,not your offense.

  472. stuart a says:

    maybe they should hit arod 8th., would that insult the little boy? do you think he will have a higher slugging % this year then brett gardner? Arod’s ab’s are awful. he is a total guess hitter…

    nice game tonight. great pitching. hughes takes throwing strikes to a new level…..this team cannot hit with RISP…….jeter with a patient ab with th bases loaded….te yanks do more with there opportunities then almost any team in baseball!!!!!!that is a joke of course……..

    • Havok9120 says:

      Good to see you made it back on schedule.

    • Pat D says:

      Much like your spelling and punctuation.

    • DT says:

      Jeter is hitting like .290/.330/.350 for May which is terrible. But Arod who is hitting .311/.376/.434 for May deserves to hit 8th. Yeah makes sense. Arod’s Abs are awful but jeter first pitch swinging and grounding out every time with men in RISP isn’t?

  473. Pat D says:

    Uh, did they shut the lights off that soon or did they have a power outage? It’s funny either way.

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

      I think it’s a firework night. Why else have a night game on Memorial Day?

  474. Pat D says:

    Jack, they still have Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland.

    They only removed it from The Magic Kingdom at Disney World. And I miss it so.

  475. stuart a says:

    angels had 3 errors and should have had 4 on the trumbo play..

    yanks were handed 3 or 4 runs. there offense is 9thin baseball…

    this offense is slow, old, and offensive. they hit solo jacks that is it……….

    • DT says:

      Yankees had 8 runs, 6 without the errors. They had a huge double to tie it by Russ. But pitching gives up 9 runs. So we blame the offense for being old? Stupid fans are stupid.

    • Kevin says:

      and yet they scored eight runs. This loss was on one person,and one person only,Phil Hughes

  476. pistol pete says:

    Well that was quick.

  477. stuart a says:

    i forgot on this site talking trash about king arod is a nono. after allhis contract is a fair price for his greatness….

    the guy has done 1 thing good ti year and that is steal bases… the guys sluggng is like a 7thor 8th place avg hitter….

    arods contract was a folly frm the fat, crew cut steinny fol and we will suffr with him for 5 more years..but hey he was great in 2001…………

    • Need Pitching says:

      wtf are you talking about?
      ARod is constantly slammed on this site. Of course his contract is horrible. Yes he’s older, declining, and losing power.
      He’s still easily a top 10 3rd baseman in the game.

    • Pat D says:

      I’d take your gripes more seriously if you used proper grammar. I mean, like, use capital letters, spell words correctly, that kind of stuff.

  478. stuart a says:

    dt arod has 18 rbis.. let that sink into your head. maybe we should compare arod to erick aybar… jeter is a 37 year old singles hitter who actually is slugging higher then arod but heck arod is on pace for almost 80 rbi’s this year,give him a raise…

  479. stuart a says:

    Yep embarrasing myself by stating that Arod is a joke… Not really debateable after last year and this. COmplain about my grammar and spelling. You my english teacher? This team has not gotten a hit with bases loaded in about 23 ab’. hittin like 150 on the year with bases loaded bu the $25 mill. 3rd baseman is a likeable guy as he gets out on 3 piches all the friggin time..

    But hey arod is a top 10 3rdbaseman. the league sucks.Russel Maritn may be a top 10 catcher, that proves what? Maybe we should give Martin a Yankee contract.. I say 3 years $30 mill.after all we do not want to hurt his feelings….. This team is ot liekable and it is frigginold.Look at the ages of this team. Cano the teenager is 29… ANd the yankee fandom wants to give him what? 7 years.. that sounds like another smart move…………

    • Need Pitching says:

      Seriously dude, if you hate the team so much, why bother following them?

      What’s not debateable after last year and this is ARod is at least a top 10 3rd baseman, despite being older and in decline. Not sure how being above average is a joke.

      And he’s making more than $25M. If you’re going to endlessly rant about him, at least get your facts straight.

    • DT says:

      If you don’t like this team then stop watching them. There are other fans who like the team and enjoy watching them. And why the fuck are you so high on Arod. He’s not the reason we lost, especially when the starter gives up 7 runs and other players have failed in bigger spots this game than Arod. I mean Arod left 1 on base this game, while Cano and Jeter left 4 and both did not hit with RISP in higher leverage spots.

    • Pat D says:

      No, I’m not your English teacher. If I was I should be ashamed of myself.

      My point is that with the way you type your thoughts, I can’t read them. Which is what helps make you a troll.

      So all I get is ARod sucks blah blah blah Cano sucks Hughes sucks blah blah blah blah blah the whole teams sucks.

  480. stuart a says:

    DT everything you say is true. so you want me to state Cano sucks and is horrble with RISP… Jeter is a old singles hitter. All true and Arod sucks. the guy hits 3rd or 4th in this lineup with 18 rbi’s. Tex has been horrible and he has 30 rbi’s.

    ALso arod need sto DH all the tim so he can stay healthy.. Arod gives you as bad as ROI of almost any player in baseball, that is how bad he has been.

    when we are talking rosy how about Nicky boy down to mid 240′s BA..Let’s give him 3 years on his next deal at $12 mill per year after all in true yankee form we do not wan to insult him…

    tonights lineup the teenager is Cano at 29,foolowed by numerous guys ready for the senior circuit……blow this thing up….can they play a guy under 27 or is it against the law………

  481. Monterowasdinero says:

    Hip swivel plus hesitation = Japanese pitcher.

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