Jun
01

Game 51: Return to Comerica

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"Earn the privilege?!" (REUTERS/Alex Gallardo)

A 4-2 record on the West Coast was a pretty good start to this nine-game road trip that now takes the Yankees to Detroit. It’s their first trip to Comerica Park since A.J. Burnett put together an unexpectedly strong performance in Game Four of last fall’s ALDS, in what was ultimately his final act as a Yankee. The Tigers have been disappointing this year, so it would be nice for New York to finish this trip with a couple of wins and head home 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
LF Jayson Nix
C Chris Stewart

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Brett Gardner Update: Prior to the game, Joe Girardi said that Gardner’s workouts (he hit in the cage today) continue to go well and he could return to the team by next weekend or shortly thereafter. He still needs some minor league rehab games after missing nearly two full months.

David Robertson Update: Robertson was supposed to play catch today and throw a bullpen tomorrow, but it rained in Tampa. He could still throw off a mound tomorrow, but they’re likely to just push everything back a day according to Girardi.

Russell Martin/Laz Diaz Update: MLB Executive VP of Baseball Ops Joe Torre discussed the little spat between Martin and Diaz with both parties and decided not to impose any punishment. No fines, no suspensions, nothing.

Categories : Game Threads

488 Comments»

  1. Lysol says:

    If this was the NFL, Martin would have been suspended 90 games

  2. Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost says:

    “No fines, no suspensions, nothing.”

    I’m sure the league saw that as ‘giving Martin a break’, but in every just part of the universe it was cutting that shitbag Laz Diaz more slack than he deserves. What a silly man-child.

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

    Chris Stewart is not CC’s personal catcher – it’s just a remarkable coincidence he’s caught CC every game since Opening Day. I know what Girardi said, but do you think Stewart will start Game 1 of the playoffs?

    • Bartolo's Colon says:

      at this point, i hope he does. if he catches him the entire season, why would you change it up for the first playoff game. it’s not like martin is piazza or posada with the bat

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Of course he will, he sat out Posada for Molina in 2009 when they needed as much offense as possible because Burnett was pitching.

  4. Bartolo's Colon says:

    not a very good ab. sparse crowd there, it sounds like minor league game

  5. Hummingbird S. says:

    so the umps will definately screw us all year long after those comments by Martin..

  6. Mike Axisa says:

    This delayed strike call is going to be annoying.

  7. Leg-End says:

    How long does he want to wait!? My word.

  8. flamingo says:

    Wow, there really has been more media commentary on the umps lately. Sterling just said that it’s impossible to do play-by-play with Lane because he’s so slow.

  9. Tom says:

    Ridiculous zone already – one of the strikes to Jeter was ~4″ off the plate per pitch f/x and the strike to Granderson was well off the plate

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/......php?img1=..%2FpfxVB%2Fcache%2Ffastmap.php-pitchSel%3Dall%26game%3Dgid_2012_06_01_nyamlb_detmlb_1%26sp_type%3D2%26s_type%3D7.gif&img2=..%2FpfxVB%2Fcache%2Ffastmap.php-pitchSel%3Dall%26game%3Dgid_2012_06_01_nyamlb_detmlb_1%26sp_type%3D3%26s_type%3D7.gif

    • Mike Axisa says:

      As long as Sabathia gets the same big zone, I don’t care. Just be consistent.

      • Tom says:

        But a big zone allows a weaker pitcher to stay in the game longer.

        Consistently wrong = wrong… never liked that philosophy.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          Neither do I, but it’s the best we can get with umps these days.

        • jjyank says:

          As a former umpire (little league, but still), I’m cool with it. Every ump has a different zone, it’s hard to be perfect all the time. What bothers me is when the zone changes throughout the game, like one a veteran pitcher gets a call that a rookie doesn’t, etc. I’m cool with the zone as long as it’s the same for both parties.

  10. Hummingbird S. says:

    Let’s just hope the zone is as big for CC..

  11. Hummingbird S. says:

    what the hell is Alex waiting for? 2 hanging pitches and he just takes them.. pathetic.

  12. Cuso says:

    So CC is gonna get that strikezone too…..right?

    (In the back of my head I’m sensing Cabrera/Fielder getting benefits of the doubt)

  13. Cuso says:

    Wow. Talk about shallow Grandy.

  14. Cuso says:

    Damn! Right on Stewart’s hand!!

  15. jjyank says:

    Lame.

  16. Karl Krawfid says:

    Attack CC’s fastball. Easy work.

  17. Karl Krawfid says:

    Triple to a lefty. Single to the righty. Cabrera double play. Can’t predict baseball folks.

  18. Stratman9652 says:

    CC really has lost some weight. Doesn’t look as bad in the road grays as he used to.

  19. Will The Thrill says:

    Two of my least favorite road ballparks in one road trip, Comerica and Anaheim. Disgusting…

  20. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Umpire a dick again

  21. Cuso says:

    This kid is gonna hit Cano

  22. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    What would happen if martin is behind the plate and Diaz is the ump, martin calls for a high fastball and then lets it bean diaz. Could mlb or the crew do anything about it? As martin can claim he was crossed up on the sign.

  23. Will The Thrill says:

    I can hear the degenerates in the Detroit crowd way too clearly.

  24. jjyank says:

    Ohhhhhhh look at Cano with a walk!

  25. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Make this guy throw strikes

  26. jjyank says:

    Come on boys, make him pay.

  27. Mike Nitabach says:

    I hate Lane. But not as much as John Sterling hates him. I am not listening on the radio, but I can hear him in my mind sniveling about how unfair it is to the play-by-play guy to call strikes like that.

  28. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Jones wont take a walk

  29. Mr. Pink says:

    Me thinks the Yanks would be wise to take a gap/singles approach this series. Trying to hit homers to win games ain’t gonna work here.

  30. Cuso says:

    I have faith in Nix

  31. DERP says:

    Not sure what is worse for Wei-Yin Chen: giving up five runs in the first to the Rays or being called Bruce Chen by your own announcers.

  32. Arya says:

    Chris Stewart will get the clutch hit here. He has all season.

  33. Mike Nitabach says:

    C’mon, Stewart!!!!!!

  34. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Stupid jones

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    time for Clutch Stewart

  36. Mike Nitabach says:

    Fuuuuuuuuck.

  37. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Take the dammed walk stewie you moron

  38. Arya says:

    Stupid. 9th place hitter should take there. He had walked 3 in the inning.

  39. Need Pitching says:

    WTF?
    pitcher walks the bases loaded and the shittiest hitter on the team swings at the first pitch

  40. Mike Nitabach says:

    This guy just walked the bases loaded, and you swing at the first pitch?

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    Chris Stewart is an equal opportunity run preventer. He does it offensively and defensively.

  42. Cuso says:

    He can’t help but swing

  43. Mike Nitabach says:

    And now Jeter just swings at the first pitch???

  44. Tom says:

    So the guy has walked 3 batters this inning and at least 3 guys have swung at the first pitch… I get being aggressive, but make this guy work.

  45. teddy says:

    cashman should be fired, what a joke

  46. J6takish says:

    Mario and Rod on FSD just put up a stat. Nyy is hitting .151 with bases loaded Detroit hitting .114. This is going to be a long series

  47. Mr. Pink says:

    Should’ve totally tried the squeeze with Stewart…

  48. DERP says:

    The guy behind home plate who is pretending to be the umpire is just slaying me.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’ll take the walk!

  50. Cuso says:

    Wow. Hooray.

  51. jjyank says:

    I’ll take it! I don’t give a shit anymore, just score.

  52. Arya says:

    We’ll take it. If he’s going to give us those walks we’ll take em. Now don’t swing at the 1st pitch.

  53. Hummingbird S. says:

    still no hits, but the walk is nice!

  54. DERP says:

    This umpire should DIAF.

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy fucking shit don’t be so mean Curtis

  56. Arya says:

    AND THERE’S THE DEATH BLOW!!!!! GRANDY!!!!!!!

  57. Hummingbird S. says:

    hey, a hit!!! GRANDY!!

  58. LiterallyFigurative says:

    GRANDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. jjyank says:

    RISP SUCCESS!!!! YEAAAH GRANDY!!!

  60. Need Pitching says:

    Bases loaded production!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Mr. Pink says:

    I love you Grandy!!!

  62. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wait, what just happened there, you can get a hit with the bases loaded?!?!?

  63. DERP says:

    He should cockslap the ump as he crosses home plate.

  64. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Grandy make him PAY,,,,,

  65. Mike Nitabach says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Leg-End says:

    Curtis is good isn’t he.

  67. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Lefties who hit lefties…so awesome.

  68. DERP says:

    GrandersOWNED

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    I can’t remember ever seeing a team score 5 runs on 1 hit

  70. DERP says:

    Casey Crosby misses AAA.

  71. Cuso says:

    There’s no excuse for it not to be game over. None.

  72. jjyank says:

    That was glorious. Gotta feel good giving CC a four run lead.

  73. Mr. Pink says:

    CC please don’t make this interesting. Four runs is plenty to work with. Don’t pull what you did with Cincy and start giving up HRs and blowing the lead.

  74. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Quick question why doesnt grandy hit clean up? He is what arod used to be.

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

    This is the 3rd time this year that we’ve murdered a lefty that we’ve never seen before. Maybe we can put that narrative to rest?

  76. Mike Axisa says:

    “Deep to right, and that ball is gone …………… foul”

    - Kay

    • jjyank says:

      At least when Tex hit the ball off the end of the bat the other inning, Kay made a similar call and then goes “my bad” when he realized the left fielder was running in for it, not out.

  77. jjyank says:

    Real nice play by CC there.

  78. So…um…I thought tonight was an 8 o’clock start. Till I saw a friend’s Facebook status saying “a grandslam.” Somebody wanna give me a quick recap?

  79. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    How come hockey goalies dont get concussions and they get hit with a frozen piece of rubber that goes over 100 mph?

  80. Tom says:

    Nice inning by CC there… though that last play on a cold night where it’s misting is scray as hell.

  81. Mr. Pink says:

    That was a Ramiro Pena-esque at bat by A-Rod.

  82. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Swisher is just weaker this year he doesnt use his hips anymore. The ball carried better last year.

  83. I kind of knew that was gone off the bat, cause suzyn said “woah” as soon as Santiago made contact.

  84. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Thats enough of that shit CC.

  85. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC needs a damn cutter for real.

  86. Hummingbird S. says:

    its impossible to get by a start without allowing a HR

  87. DERP says:

    I just went from midnight to six once I saw Bryan Mitchell’s line tonight.

  88. Mike Nitabach says:

    Keep cool, CC.

  89. Mr. Pink says:

    CC giving back runs by HRs again…

  90. Cuso says:

    Hopefully that solo jack will be a reminder to the offense not to give at bats away

  91. DERP says:

    Awful CC.

  92. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Who is this berry guy

  93. Karl Krawfid says:

    Right down the middle.

  94. So, for that at bat, it was a full count, but according to Game Day not one of those pitches was out of the strikezone, or even close.

  95. Widget says:

    Oh so it’s going to be one of those games where the Yankee starter can’t hold any sort of lead. Come on CC, you are an ace, stop this stupid crap.

  96. Will The Thrill says:

    CC doing his best Ivan Nova impression.

  97. DERP says:

    Why can’t he put away these shitty hitters?

  98. Mike Nitabach says:

    ughhhhh

  99. DERP says:

    Sweet start CC!

  100. Karl Krawfid says:

    Stupid pitching man.

  101. Greg says:

    What happened to CC’s changeup? In 2009 it was dominating hitters.

  102. Bartolo's Colon says:

    cc sucks

  103. DERP says:

    I’ve had enough. Fuck you CC.

  104. Mike Nitabach says:

    What the fucking hell???????

  105. your mom says:

    CC bout to shit the bed. WTF?

  106. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Unreal how we just give it back.

  107. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can’t depend on any Yankee starter. Fucking horrible.

  108. Need Pitching says:

    sooooo … CC pitching like shit today

  109. Will The Thrill says:

    CC Sabathia is sucking big time.

  110. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Pettitte is the only guy in the rotation i trust.

  111. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC = complete crap tonight.

  112. your mom says:

    Base hit prob pushes the ERA over 4

  113. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC’s change up has no depth. Fastball is flat. One pitch pitcher. You would think someone on the Yanks would help him correct the shit.

  114. Hummingbird S. says:

    CC looks like shit, no command at all

  115. Mike Nitabach says:

    Uh, oh…

  116. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    CC makes too much to pitch like this.

    • jjyank says:

      Pitches don’t dominate every single game, you know that right? CC is still an elite pitcher, and other than (maybe) Mussina, has been the best free agent pitching signing in Yankee history.

  117. your mom says:

    Grandslam???

  118. Bartolo's Colon says:

    what a waste tonight, not only does cc blow after given a big lead, but the bullpen is going to have to work hard.

  119. Mr. Pink says:

    This inning has been a nightmare. It’s unreal how CC hasn’t been able to get three outs with his stuff.

  120. Widget says:

    The lead was fun while it lasted. Nothing says ace like walking a back up catcher.

  121. Mike Nitabach says:

    Strike this fucker out!

  122. Mike Nitabach says:

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. The Troll says:

    Well I see I came in at the perfect time. I’ll have a CC melt, please. Hold the cheese!

  124. DERP says:

    There is nothing worse than in-game manager interviews. Nothing.

  125. Frank says:

    CC- nice “ace” like performance.

  126. Mike Nitabach says:

    Easy now, the Yanks have a two-run lead, and the Tigers’ pitcher sucks. No need to jump off any bridges yet.

  127. The Troll says:

    Uh oh . . . Buchholz pitching a good game thus far . . . Those scumbags may truly be turning it around!

    • Will The Thrill says:

      Me thinks not. They had a stretch like this last year. It’s just an illusion. All of their starters have high walk and left on base rates. That’s not a recipe for success. Plus I don’t expect Doubront and Bard to last as starters all season. As bad as our pitching seems, theirs is worse.

      • The Troll says:

        I don’t know. Doubrant has been pretty damn good. All I’m saying is that the Red Sox are indeed a top team, no matter what their record shows. But, I hope you are right. I hope they amount to absolutely nothing because, so long as the Yankees suck, it’s nice to know that the Sox suck more.

  128. Will The Thrill says:

    Yanks doing this kid a huge favor by not working the count deeper. He’s all over the place.

  129. James A says:

    Johnny Mize, Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones. unless its guys coming immediately off a 50 homer season, but Cecil wasn’t when he joined the Yanks

  130. Pat D says:

    You have failed me for the last time, Blockbuster.

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

    It’s really amazing how much Flaharty sympathizes with backup catchers.

  132. jjyank says:

    Yay Stewie!

  133. hogsmog says:

    What the fuck are Kay and Flaharty doing. I don’t care about boy bands.

  134. Mike Axisa says:

    The most Chris Stewart hit ever.

  135. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I believe the Chili Peppers are staying at the team hotel tonight.

  136. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i think we are good on hits with risp for the series. or maybe this is finally regression?

  137. Will The Thrill says:

    That at bat Chris Stewart is a better at bat than any of Martin’s at bats this year.

    #justsaying

  138. The bronx bombers who like to bunt says:

    Damaso brother

  139. Tom says:

    Yankees need to treat this guy as a starter and work counts and drive pitch counts.

    CC is at 71 pitches through 3 innings and he may have just 2-3 innings which means 3-4 innings out of the pen. Not sure 6 runs wins this game.

  140. Bartolo's Colon says:

    what happened to al abuquerque? is he hurt?

  141. Will The Thrill says:

    And BABIP finally helps us!

  142. jjyank says:

    Another nice play by CC! Nice!

  143. DERP says:

    Thanks for the free out!

  144. Need Pitching says:

    big fella movin’

  145. Mike Nitabach says:

    CC SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! Send him down!!! Fire Cashman!!!!!!!!

  146. CUYanks says:

    Don’t look now but Johan’s got a no-no through 6 for the Mets…

  147. Will The Thrill says:

    Berry doing his best to win The Most Pesky Player of The Game…

  148. Tom says:

    CC needed that inning – should be able to go at least 6 now.

    I know Berry isn’t a big time hitter, but after a double and triple that was a gift to make an out on the first pitch like that.

  149. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAH!!!! TEIX!!!!!

  150. Need Pitching says:

    normal Tex shift and that would’ve been an out

  151. Will The Thrill says:

    I think the Miguel Cabrera trade has to be the most one sided trade is baseball history. Marlins got a whole bunch of busts and Tigers got a potential Hall of Famer.

  152. Mike Nitabach says:

    Until they mentioned it, I had forgotten that Leland won a WS with the Marlins.

  153. Mike Nitabach says:

    What are they talking about with Martin and the ump?? The ump said he wouldn’t let Martin throw balls back to the pitcher?? Wut?

  154. The Troll says:

    Oh Cano. I miss you so. I think it’s time Cano takes a trip to the back third of the order. Murderer’s Row + Cano had the man hitting 9th and he was spectacular. Something’s off. Something must be done. Something.

  155. DERP says:

    Smoltz with the base loaded grand slam comment. Well done.

  156. Tom says:

    Frustrating watching quality hitters rolling over and hitting lazy groundball or flyballs on offspeed stuff (especially on the outside corner) in hitters counts.

    Seems like they make up their mind to swing at it so long as it’s a strike no matter what type of pitch it is.

  157. Need Pitching says:

    nice play … on both ends

  158. DERP says:

    Guise, civil authorities have issued a tornado warning.

  159. Mike Axisa says:

    Johan’s through seven! Pitch count is over 105 though.

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

    So…do the Mets leave Johan in if he has to throw ~140 pitches?

  161. raw says:

    I really hope the yanks dont give up the farm for garza. if they give up sanchez,bichete,mason or austin ill be pissed. we need to have the excitement of home grown players.

  162. DERP says:

    Gerald Laird is a fat, ugly POS. Can’t believe he is related to Brandon.

  163. Need Pitching says:

    fucking shitty umpires strike again

  164. jjyank says:

    Wow out by a MILE! Where are my Robot Umps??!

  165. Kramerica Industries says:

    That wasn’t even close!

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

    Bob Davidson is so terrible

  167. mt says:

    On MLB Network Costas is defending umps due to bang/bang plays.

    That was no bang/bang play.

  168. Andrew says:

    Balking Bob!

  169. Tom says:

    He should have been called out for two reasons:
    - He was clearly out
    - He’s an idiot for diving (false hustle)

  170. Arya says:

    How did that clown miss that call. Totally changes the inning.

  171. Fin says:

    Thats a terrible call by the ump. THe good thing is it keeps the human eliment in the game. Much rather have that than the correct call.

  172. jjyank says:

    ROBBIE

  173. Need Pitching says:

    SWEET!!!!

  174. DERP says:

    GODinson Cano

  175. Kramerica Industries says:

    Holy shit Robbie.

    I thought he was a poor defensive player?

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

    So with MLB seemingly opting to add the extra WC over expanded replay, that almost guarantees that an umpire will have a big blown call in the one game playoff, right?

    • jjyank says:

      Was just talking about this with a friend. If that happens, I hope the ensuing controversy is big enough to ruin Selig’s stupid “legacy”.

  177. Mr. Pink says:

    I thought Cano ranged over to 2nd base to get that but then the replayed showed he simply took a couple of steps to his right.

    #norange

  178. Tom says:

    Ironically that call may have saved a run (bear with me… and yes there’s the whole fallacy thing)

    runner on 2nd one out. Nix flyball out #2. With no DP opportunity with 2 out is Cano playing that close to the bag? (would that have been a single?)

  179. mt says:

    Thhe bang/bang plays can go either way and I understand – it is the blatant misses like tis Laird call and the one Leyland freaked out about in Boston (the “foul tip” that was clearly no foul tip) that are so maddening – Laird looked out to the naked eye so what did ump see?

    • Tom says:

      The only valid reason I’ve ever heard for diving into 1st (other than avoiding a tag) is that it makes it harder on the 1st base ump who is so used to calling 1st base based on the sound of the ball hitting the 1st baseman’s glove vs the sound of the runner’s foot on the bag.

      I think the umps get so used to relying mainly on sound to make the call that they can botch the call when there is no foot hitting the base.

      • jjyank says:

        That’s a good point. Umps do rely on the sound a lot to determine the call, so I can definitely see that strategy.

        I still hate the dive to first, but that does make sense.

        • Tom says:

          Oh definitely… it’s still a dumb play when you consider the injury risk, but I remember some fast baserunner saying it makes it tougher to call the bang bang plays and thinking, “yeah that makes sense”.

          Of course that play wasn’t all that close.

  180. mt says:

    Can we score tack-on runs or is that just a fantasy?

    I hope Girardi pulls CC next inning if he struggles – we have an off-day Monday and we had one yesterday.

  181. Total Dominication says:

    Maybe I missed it, but has Teix batted third before this game?

  182. Will The Thrill says:

    Boy Prince Fielder’s contract is going to look really bad in a couple of years.

    • jjyank says:

      Pujols will be worse. Longer contract and older player. People thought A-rod was bad…it might have been more money, but at least they got some MVP years.

      • Need Pitching says:

        not in the new contract

        • jjyank says:

          They got 1 MVP year, and several MVP caliber years…so yeah, point stands.

          • CUYanks says:

            I’m not ready to say the Angels aren’t going to get ANY MVP-caliber years from Pujols in this contract, yet.

            • jjyank says:

              Oh I know. I’m just saying, Pujols has been trending downward in a couple areas before the contract, and now he’s on a ten year deal. At least A-Rod have several monster years. Maybe Pujols can as well, but there is more concern at the beginning of his deal than there was at the beginning of A-Rod’s deal.

          • Need Pitching says:

            the MVP year wasn’t in his new contract. The only year in the new contract where he was remotely worth the contract was 2008. He’s definitely been a net positive for his entire tenure (so far – may not be saying that in 5 years)with the Yankees, but the new contract has been (and will continue to be) a disaster.

            • jjyank says:

              If that’s your opinion, fine. I feel Pujols will be a worse contract. A-Rod was elite in 2008 and 2009. He’s also still pretty damn good, just with less power.

  183. Mike Axisa says:

    Johan’s through eight!

  184. CUYanks says:

    122 pitches through 8 ip. This is getting a bit scary here for Terry Collins et al.

  185. Mike Francessa says:

    Beltran helping out his buddy

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

    Let’s say Pettitte had a no hitter through 8, but was at 120+ pitches. You think Girardi lets him stay in? I’d have to say yes. A no hitter is the only thing he’s missing.

    • Fin says:

      Andy didnt miss 2 yrs with shoulder reconstruction. When he blows his arm out again in a month, I hope the no hitter was worth it.

    • mt says:

      Remember Girardi said he was going to pull CC when he had a no-hitter in the eighth inning early in 2010, I think, in Tampa Bay – I think he would be careful with Andy and not let him go past 125 at max.

  187. Bartolo's Colon says:

    watching al tonight is sad. he looks horrific

  188. Greg says:

    Wait a minute, the ump missed the call so it shouldn’t be a no-no

  189. Tom says:

    Wow what a brutal decision for Collins.

    I guess you leave it up to the pitcher?

    If he previously had a no hitter (or the anyone in Mets history), I think you have to pull him given his shoulder history, but in this situation….

    (We all know what the binder would do, and it wouldn’t necessarily be the wrong move)

  190. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i want johan to get the no hitter, but i don’t think he will

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    Eppley in the 8th after a day off in a 6-3 game?

  192. Nathan says:

    I think A-Rod needs to be sat down.

    And damn Cano has a pretty swing but he takes some ugly hacks. Makes me appreticate Bonds’ pitch recognition.

  193. Frank says:

    A-Rod a $30M embarassment. 5 more years of this guy. Yikes!

    • jjyank says:

      A-Rod’s 2012 season:

      .283 .370 .424

      Not $30 mil, for sure, but (1. The season IS NOT OVER YET and (2. Those numbers are not that bad for a third basemen.

      • The Troll says:

        That line is in dire need of more cowbell.

      • Frank says:

        Dude watch the games. He’s singles hitter who can’t get around on a good FB, he bats 3-4th and has only 19 RBI in 47-48 games played. He’s an old 36. He’s not getting better.

        • jjyank says:

          “Dude”, I’ve watched every game. I never said he’d get better, but stop pretending he’s some sort of disaster. If A-Rod can keep the OBP up, that’s all I care about.

          I agree he shouldn’t be hitting 3rd or 4th, but he’s an ideal 2nd hitter. A-Rod is still a good player, even without power.

  194. Will The Thrill says:

    Yankees taking pitches right down the middle and hacking at shit in the dirt/up high again.

  195. OldYanksFan says:

    Santana taking his AB in the 8th. Stay tuned.

  196. Will The Thrill says:

    BIG RUN!

  197. The Troll says:

    Matsui with 2 HRs in 3 Games. I like. And I miss.

  198. Will The Thrill says:

    Jayson Nix quietly playing well as the Yankees bench/utility guy.

  199. Greg says:

    ANother soft hit fly ball that holds up enough. Two away

  200. Mike Axisa says:

    One more out Johan!

  201. I haven’t really been able to pay attention to the game tonight…just caught like 3-5th innings…how’s it gone?

  202. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wow, he got it. didn’t think that would happen

  203. Greg says:

    Welcome to the club New York Mets

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

    I…I…never thought I’d be so thrilled about a Mets win.

  205. Bartolo's Colon says:

    some dude just ran out on the field toward santana, lokks like he was tackled promptly

  206. Widget says:

    I hate the Mets but I like Johan so nice job Johan. Enjoy it because that your shoulder is going to file a restraining order.

    • Fin says:

      Yea, Mets should enjoy it while they can. When his arm falls off in one of his next 4 or 5 starts, they will be taking all kinds of heat from the fans that wanted him left in to finish it off. 134 pitches for a guy on his 11th start after shoulder surgery seems to me to be a recipe for disaster.

      • Joe says:

        Dude… Seriously..?? Don’t you get that there have been no no-hitters in Mets HISTORY.?? Not in recent years, not in decades, EVER! I dont care if he would have thrown 200 pitches or if he cant throw in 5 starts… No Mets fan that isn’t insane can ever question Collins’ decision… I’m a die hard yankee fan, but I truly respect Johan and what he just did was an incredible piece of history.

  207. Frank says:

    Congratulations Johan. Great job.

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

    Question. Does this make Johan’s contract worth it?

  209. your mom says:

    Should of traded Hughes and IPK for him. Fire Cash!!!

  210. I’ve never had anything against the Mets, and two of my closest friends are Met fans, one born in 87 the other in 89 so their best seasons ended in disappointment. I’m happy for them.

  211. your mom says:

    What’s up with the “Soul Glo” music in the background?

  212. Greg says:

    JJYank: Its Cookie Time!

  213. Will The Thrill says:

    Should’ve left CC in to see if he could have an easy inning. I think we all knew Eppley vs. Miguel Cabrera was going to end in either a hit or walk.

  214. jjyank says:

    YES! Time for some Boone-tang!

  215. Tom says:

    A minor thing that Girardi does that drives me crazy… He will only put the defensive substitution prior to the beginning of the inning.

    If he was going to put Wise in for Nix, why not have him pinch run for him once he walked?

    He did this a ton last year with Swisher, who would get on base late in the game and for some reason Girardi would wait until the end of the inning to put Dickerson in (instead of just having him pinch run for him).

    It’s a minor thing… but why wait until the end of the inning before making the change?

  216. Widget says:

    Orioles lose again. They are crashing and burning pretty bad.

    • Will The Thrill says:

      I don’t think the Orioles even expected the Orioles to keep on winning. They have a nice team and some interesting pieces for the future but they’re a long way from being a contender in the AL East. It was a nice run and they proved to everyone that they’re not a doormat anymore.

    • jjyank says:

      Yep, I think most of us thought they would. Not surprising.

  217. Greg says:

    Cookies!

  218. your mom says:

    I hate Delmon Young

    • Will The Thrill says:

      Seriously. The guy used to be an auto out now he’s impossible to get out even with his free swinging ways…

  219. Will The Thrill says:

    Why can’t we have a stress/drama free win?

  220. Bartolo's Colon says:

    im surprised that the phillies are still in it and only a few games out. halladay’s out and has not been good, lee hasn’t even won a game, worley is out and their offense is god awful. i really want to see them do bad

    • jjyank says:

      Don’t worry, they’ll be bad. Losing Halladay will have its toll soon enough, all they had was pitching.

  221. Greg says:

    Too many homers! is back

  222. Hooray!! Kay’s starting the Too Many Homers!! I knew it was only a matter of time.

  223. Rick says:

    Well we get this one…tomoro looks good…hughes/verlander on Sunday? We score 4 but it won’t matter..Detroit 10 to 4 with fielder and Cabrera hitting 3 homers. Only question is who hits 2. Hughes is a nice guy…but nice guys finish last.

  224. mike_h says:

    finally Granderson stealing a base

  225. How long till the MSM and the Yankees realize what a lot of us realized a couple weeks ago…Alex should be the number 2 hitter.

  226. Rick says:

    Baltimore fade has begun..toronto next..then the rays and the genius with the Halloween glasses. Yanks and red sux and a long summer of booby valentine. Oh god

  227. Need Pitching says:

    not bad for a singles hitter

  228. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Arod must be listening to Kay

  229. Mike Axisa says:

    Waaa waaa waaa A-Rod’s a singles hitters. Stop complaining bitches.

  230. Greg says:

    Thanks Kay!

  231. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wow, nice al, did not think that was going out

  232. Tom says:

    Wow… thought that had no chance…

  233. bobtaco says:

    Garbage time… and silences Kay…

  234. DERP says:

    Okay, but where is the power?

  235. Leg-End says:

    They should talk about A-Rod’s lack of power more often.

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

    Kay goes and bitches about ARod and BOOM! He hits a HR.

  237. mike_h says:

    looks like ARod heard Kay and Flash complaining about the lack of power

  238. DERP says:

    A-rod is powerless, hits home run anyway.

  239. mt says:

    Finally 20 rbis.

  240. jjyank says:

    But…I thought A-Rod was garbage?

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

    Also funny: ARod hit 2 HRs the day after this article was published.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....rd-baseman

    I might have to stop complaining about the media constantly trashing him.

  242. Tom says:

    Phelps?
    Rapada? (if he’s still alive… when was the last time he pitched?)
    Garcia?

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

    Can we maybe not have so many pitching changes in a 9-4 game?

    • jjyank says:

      Seems like as good a time as any to continue to challenge Rapada to earn his spot on the roster.

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

        Yeah, I guess that makes sense. But on that line, you could also bring in Freddy who hasn’t pitched since god knows when.

        I really shouldn’t be complaining in a 9-4 lead though!

    • Tom says:

      Yikes… 2 useless specialists eating up roster space.

      Barring a double play, Soriano might be pitching tonight

  244. mt says:

    When was last time Rapada pitched?

  245. Cy Pettitte says:

    last time Rapada pitched was May 22. I assumed he was dead.

  246. So I’m sure Athenian, The Troll, Stuart A, and Hummingbird just had previous engagements tonight and they haven’t been commenting strictly because we’ve been winning since the second inning.

  247. your mom says:

    Nice Rapada, nice.

  248. I’m still confused by Kay’s logic…the yankees offense needs to be more dynamic and score in more ways but the homerun, but the yankees problem offensively is Alex isn’t hitting enough homeruns.

  249. your mom says:

    Fuck Rapada!

  250. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn man would this ump call a fucking strike?

  251. Need Pitching says:

    Way to be useless, Clay

  252. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i guess arods dinger wasnt garbage tim after all

  253. Widget says:

    This is what happens when you let a guy rot. He can’t be effective.

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

    Rapada doing his part to make sure Soriano picks up enough saves to consider opting out.

  255. jjyank says:

    It is this situation exactly that makes me miss D-Rob.

  256. Cuso says:

    Wow. Are we really here? And with Cabrera & Fielder?

  257. The Troll says:

    It’s salami time!

  258. your mom says:

    Thank God Soriano!

  259. DERP says:

    AND STILL NO 1-2-3 INNING

  260. Need Pitching says:

    thanks for making it quick and easy, MFIKY

  261. Cuso says:

    He didn’t have to get 3 outs. Still looking for that 1-2-3 inning :)

  262. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i am starting to hate soriano less and less

    • Tyler says:

      It’s (awesomely) bizarre to see him being a key piece of the team. It’s also nice to see him being a closer where he’s most comfortable.

  263. Tom says:

    Wow… that was much easier on the blood pressure. Thank you Sori. (was fearing the Prince Fielder tying run situation)

  264. Hummingbird S. says:

    Soriiii! guess he loves being a closer

  265. Eirias says:

    See, a 1-.-. inning for Soriano. He can do it!

  266. Mike Nitabach says:

    YEAH!!! Aqesome win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  267. DERP says:

    Soriano can’t perform unless he starts an inning.

  268. Mike Nitabach says:

    Where is “send {A-rod}{Jeter}{CC}{Tex} down! Fire Cashman!!! Burn Girardi at the stake!!!!”?

  269. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I can assure you the trolls were not hanging out with me either.

    It’s starts like these, when CC clearly doesn’t have his best stuff, but pulls through, where I appreciate him the most. We are very lucky to have him. This is, for reals, for a “true ace” does.

    Great win tonight.

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