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
  • Lysol

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

    • jjyank

      Fuck that, the ump should be suspended.

      “You have to earn the right.” PLEASE, grow up blue.

  • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

    “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.

    • jjyank

      Agreed. Martin’s post-game comments were not smart, but Diaz’s comments were of the “ridiculous 8 year old girl” variety.

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

    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

      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

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

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    This delayed strike call is going to be annoying.

    • Hummingbird S.

      especially on a pitch that was a whole foot outside of the strikezone

    • Leg-End

      So this guys Dad I reckon.

  • Leg-End

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

  • flamingo

    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.

  • Tom

    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

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

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

      • Tom

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

        Consistently wrong = wrong… never liked that philosophy.

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

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

        • jjyank

          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.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      he didn’t want to ruin the rispfail situation

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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)

    • Hummingbird S.

      it wont matter if he keeps pitching to the middle of the plate

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        He won’t to them. To that AAAA leadoff hitter sure

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. Talk about shallow Grandy.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Damn! Right on Stewart’s hand!!

  • jjyank

    Lame.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Attack CC’s fastball. Easy work.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hmm.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Umpire a dick again

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This kid is gonna hit Cano

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    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.

    • jjyank

      I would love that.

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • jjyank

    Ohhhhhhh look at Cano with a walk!

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Make this guy throw strikes

  • jjyank

    Come on boys, make him pay.

  • Mike Nitabach

    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.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Jones wont take a walk

  • Mr. Pink

    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.

    • jjyank

      Basing an offense off power is more sustainable than a rally of singles. So….not seeing your point.

      • Mike Nitabach

        CUUUUUUUUURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I have faith in Nix

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      To draw a walk

  • DERP

    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.

    • jjyank

      Definitely the latter.

  • Arya

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

  • Mike Nitabach

    C’mon, Stewart!!!!!!

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Stupid jones

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for Clutch Stewart

  • Mike Nitabach

    Fuuuuuuuuck.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Take the dammed walk stewie you moron

  • Arya

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

  • Need Pitching

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

  • Mike Nitabach

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

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

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    He can’t help but swing

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • Tom

    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.

  • teddy

    cashman should be fired, what a joke

    • jjyank

      you should be fired.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Cashman would never swing at the first pitch.

  • J6takish

    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

  • Mr. Pink

    Should’ve totally tried the squeeze with Stewart…

  • DERP

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

    • jjyank

      I saw that too haha. Ridiculous.

      • Mike Nitabach

        That’s the famous guy who does that all the time, right? (Well, famous among baseball dweebs.)

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’ll take the walk!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. Hooray.

  • jjyank

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

  • Arya

    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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    still no hits, but the walk is nice!

  • DERP

    This umpire should DIAF.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy fucking shit don’t be so mean Curtis

  • Arya

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    hey, a hit!!! GRANDY!!

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

  • jjyank

    RISP SUCCESS!!!! YEAAAH GRANDY!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    BOOM!

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

    GRANDERSLAM

  • Need Pitching

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

  • Mr. Pink

    I love you Grandy!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • DERP

    He should cockslap the ump as he crosses home plate.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Grandy make him PAY,,,,,

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • Leg-End

    Curtis is good isn’t he.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Lefties who hit lefties…so awesome.

  • DERP

    GrandersOWNED

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Mike Nitabach

      hahahahah

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      White Sox scored 4 on no hits v. Andy Hawkins.

      • Need Pitching

        during the dark ages of Yankee baseball …

  • DERP

    Casey Crosby misses AAA.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • jjyank

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

  • Mr. Pink

    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.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

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

    • DERP

      No.

      • DERP

        I mean he’s not what A-Rod used to be. What A-Rod used to be = one of the best ever

        • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

          As far as the arod we got not the guy in seattle and texas.

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

            Were you around for the last eight years? The Yankees got that guy and then some.

            • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

              Got back to the states in 2008 was busy from 2000-2008. Saw mostly post season baseball.

          • Need Pitching

            that would also apply to Yankee ARod in at least 2005 and 2007

      • jjyank

        Agreed that he is not what A-Rod used to be, but I am in favor of switching A-Rod and Grandy. If A-Rod goes on a power surge, you can switch them back, but right now A-Rod is hitting like a #2 hitter.

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

    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?

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

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

    – Kay

    • jjyank

      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.

  • jjyank

    Real nice play by CC there.

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

      But…he’s a fat, lazy non-ace!

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

    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?

    • jjyank

      CC gave up a run early on a triple and a single, Yankees scored 5 run on 1 hit (four straight walks, then a Granderslam). Awesomeness.

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

        …but LHP we’ve never seen before?!?!?!

        • jjyank

          I think that narrative needs to die. The Yanks rocked Will Smith in KC a week or so ago too.

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

            Oh, one of the reasons I was actually happy for the 8’oclock start, I just watched the season 4 Finale of Dexter. My jaw is still being collected from the floor.

            • jjyank

              DUDE. So sad. I never cry, but that was gut wrenching. Poor Dex.

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

                I’m rarely ever shocked by a TV show, it’s actually only happened twice. Once: the Series Finale of Lost, Twice: This.

                • jjyank

                  Never watched Lost, but that finale of Deter was probably the most devastating ending I’ve seen in a TV show, for sure.

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

                    Not the same type of shock at all, more of just an “oh my god it’s actually over…there will never be another episode again.” I definitely think it’s worth a watch, even if season 6 is a little weird, it does make sense if you pay attention.

                    • jjyank

                      I would like to, unfortunately I’ll be a little short on time with the move and the new job. I’ve heard good things, just never got around to it.

    • Mike Nitabach

      Hahahahaha. LOSER!

      The dude walked the bases loaded, walked in a run, and then Grandy hit a slam with two outs.

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

        two out RISP non-fail?! I don’t believe it.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

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

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

      Because they normally don’t take it off the mask, plus their masks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>batting helmets.

      • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

        So cathers should wear the goalie masks for protection.

        • Tom

          Some have started to.

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

          Still, the difference remains, the pitcher is literally aiming at/around the catchers face. Hockey pucks are attempted to be aimed around a goalie

        • jjyank

          Some of them do wear that style. But catchers get hit with foul balls more than goalies get hit with pucks with regards to the head. And a foul tip on a ball likely is well over 100 mph.

          • Tom

            Perhaps now the Yankees can take a strike and make this guy work.

            CC has thrown 10 more pitches than Crosby

            • Tom

              How did this end up here?

  • Tom

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

    • Tom

      *scary

  • Mr. Pink

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

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

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

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

      That’s probably gone if it’s in Yankee Stadium.

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

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

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Thats enough of that shit CC.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC needs a damn cutter for real.

  • Hummingbird S.

    its impossible to get by a start without allowing a HR

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

      except you know, four days ago when Kuroda pitched an 8 inning shutout…but let’s not let that get in the way…

      • Hummingbird S.

        lets be a child and read everything with it’s literal meaning..

        • jjyank

          Ahhh yes, insults. Makes your point so much more salient.

          • The Irony Guy

            Really now?

            • jjyank

              What? Calling someone a “child” for reading something literally on the internet, where there is no context of sarcasm, etc.? Also from a commenter who is borderline troll status? Give me a break. Keep it civil (I.E., without name calling) and your point is worth more.

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

                Also from a guy who’s been saying this same line since the Kuroda game.

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

          Childish comments deserve childish remarks.

  • DERP

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

  • Mike Nitabach

    Keep cool, CC.

  • Mr. Pink

    CC giving back runs by HRs again…

    • jjyank

      CC will be fine, shhh.

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

        Dude, he gave up a homer, he’s clearly not an ace.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • DERP

    Awful CC.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Who is this berry guy

    • jjyank

      Last name Berry, first name Dingle.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Right down the middle.

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

    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.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Bohica

  • Widget

    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.

  • Will The Thrill

    CC doing his best Ivan Nova impression.

  • DERP

    Why can’t he put away these shitty hitters?

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

      cause he’s too focused on getting Miggy and Prince.

  • Mike Nitabach

    ughhhhh

  • DERP

    Sweet start CC!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Stupid pitching man.

  • Greg

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cc sucks

  • DERP

    I’ve had enough. Fuck you CC.

  • Mike Nitabach

    What the fucking hell???????

  • your mom

    CC bout to shit the bed. WTF?

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Unreal how we just give it back.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    • Greg

      Andy Pettitte ring a bell?

      • Karl Krawfid

        Did you watch his last start?

        • Need Pitching

          so you’re expecting a starter to pitch great every start?

          you’re going to be waiting an awful long time for that

  • Need Pitching

    sooooo … CC pitching like shit today

  • Will The Thrill

    CC Sabathia is sucking big time.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Pettitte is the only guy in the rotation i trust.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC = complete crap tonight.

  • your mom

    Base hit prob pushes the ERA over 4

  • Karl Krawfid

    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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    CC looks like shit, no command at all

  • Mike Nitabach

    Uh, oh…

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    CC makes too much to pitch like this.

    • jjyank

      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.

  • your mom

    Grandslam???

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Mr. Pink

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

  • Widget

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

  • Mike Nitabach

    Strike this fucker out!

    • your mom

      yay

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • The Troll

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

  • DERP

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

    • Mike Nitabach

      Half time football coach interviews are worse.

      • DERP

        Those are bad, but I have to miss part of the game to hear the baseball ones.

  • Frank

    CC- nice “ace” like performance.

  • Mike Nitabach

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

    • DERP

      I think people aren’t really worried about this game, but rather that this is CC’s fourth straight mediocre start.

      • jjyank

        http://www.baseball-reference......#038;year=

        I only see one “mediocre” start there.

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

        I’m on CC’s Baseball Reference because that just didn’t sound right…

        May 10 VS Tampa: 8IP 2R(0ER) 1BB 10K
        May 15 @ Baltimore: 6IP 4ER 4BB 6K
        May 20 VS Cincinnati: 7IP 3ER 5BB 6K
        May 26 @ Oakland: 7IP 2ER 2BB 4K

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

      What’s the point of watching if you can’t complain regardless of game situation?

      • Mike Nitabach

        heh

  • The Troll

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

    • Will The Thrill

      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

        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.

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • James A

    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

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

    Wow Jayson Nix.

  • jjyank

    NIX

  • Pat D

    You have failed me for the last time, Blockbuster.

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

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

  • jjyank

    Yay Stewie!

  • hogsmog

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

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

    The most Chris Stewart hit ever.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • Mike Nitabach

      Yeh.

  • Will The Thrill

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

    #justsaying

    • Need Pitching

      if only Russell Martin could also hit weak ground balls … oh, wait.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yeah, at least when Stewart beats the ball into the ground it gets through for a hit!!!!!

      • jjyank

        That would be called BABIP.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          No, it’s called skill. And Stewart is a very very skilled hitter.

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

            He’s got the intangibles.

          • jjyank

            You can’t be serious right? I actually laughed out loud a “Stewart is a very very skilled hitter.”

            http://www.baseball-reference......ch01.shtml

            Really?

            • Need Pitching

              might need to check your sarcasm meter

              • jjyank

                I’m not familiar with Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan here. I’ve seen his name before, but not often enough to know if that was serious.

                Considering that there is a solid faction of people here calling for Stewart as the every day catcher, it is hard to pick up on sarcasm unless it’s really outlandish.

                • Need Pitching

                  I may be wrong.
                  I’m just assuming somebody saying ” Stewart is a very very skilled hitter” can’t be serious.

                  • jjyank

                    I hope you’re right. However, I can’t be sure of that, unfortunately.

  • The bronx bombers who like to bunt

    Damaso brother

  • Tom

    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.

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

      X+1

      If you think CC has two innings left, he’ll throw three. If you think he has three left, he’ll throw four. Never fails.

      • jjyank

        I think CC has 12 innings left.

        • CUYanks

          He’ll throw 13.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    what happened to al abuquerque? is he hurt?

    • CUYanks

      Maybe Mike Francesca was right– he doesn’t exist…

    • jjyank

      Yup. Elbow trouble, supposed to be back around the all-star break.

    • Mike Francessa

      There is no such guy

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

      Yeah I think he blew out his elbow actually. Not sure if he had surgery.

      • jjyank

        No surgery from what I can tell, just rest and rehab.

        • DERP
          • jjyank

            My bad, I just went with my fantasy baseball updates on him. Didn’t realize it happened in the offseason. For the record, this is what I was going off:

            Aluburquerque (elbow) is expected to begin the mound progression portion of his rehab soon, Mlive.com reports.
            Recommendation: Barring setbacks, the right-handed reliever remains on schedule to return to action around the All-Star break.
            (Rotowire.com)

            December seems so long ago I forgot about it.

  • Will The Thrill

    And BABIP finally helps us!

  • jjyank

    Another nice play by CC! Nice!

  • DERP

    Thanks for the free out!

    • DERP

      yeah I thought there were guys on

  • Need Pitching

    big fella movin’

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • CUYanks

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

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Tom

    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.

  • Mike Nitabach

    YEAH!!!! TEIX!!!!!

  • Need Pitching

    normal Tex shift and that would’ve been an out

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      why wouldn’t every team do the “normal” tex shift. it just seems stupid not to do it.

      • Need Pitching

        I agree

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

    • DERP

      Kontos for Stewart will displace that in a few years.

    • CUYanks

      The cash and the suit didn’t put up great numbers in the trades for Ruth and Cy Young (respectively), if I remember correctly.

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • Mike Nitabach

    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?

    • DERP
    • Zooboy

      I agree with the ump. Until Martin’s hitting over .200 he should not be allowed to throw the ball to the pitcher.

      • jjyank

        Wut? ….WAT?

    • Will The Thrill

      Dude. You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about that. It’s even on RAB!!! Just go back a couple of threads ago.

  • The Troll

    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.

  • DERP

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

  • Tom

    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.

  • Need Pitching

    nice play … on both ends

  • DERP

    Guise, civil authorities have issued a tornado warning.

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

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

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

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

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

      Yeah, do it. Skip his next start.

      • CUYanks

        I doubt it will happen. They already had someone getting up in the Mets bullpen during the 7th.

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

          They just let him hit, so I assume he’ll go out for the 8th.

          • CUYanks

            Yes, I think the only chance he makes it all the way to the 9th is if he has a very, very quick 8th and is under 115 pitches.

  • raw

    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.

  • DERP

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

    • Will The Thrill

      Brandon is pretty ugly too ya know.

  • Need Pitching

    fucking shitty umpires strike again

  • jjyank

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    That wasn’t even close!

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

    Bob Davidson is so terrible

  • mt

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

    That was no bang/bang play.

  • Andrew

    Balking Bob!

  • Tom

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

  • Arya

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

  • Fin

    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.

  • jjyank

    ROBBIE

  • Need Pitching

    SWEET!!!!

  • DERP

    GODinson Cano

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit Robbie.

    I thought he was a poor defensive player?

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

    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

      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”.

  • Mr. Pink

    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

  • Tom

    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?)

  • mt

    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

      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

        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

          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.

  • mt

    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.

  • Total Dominication

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

    • DERP

      I know he batted third the last game in Oakland. He probably will against lefties going forward.

    • Need Pitching

      6th time this year
      seems like they might be having him bat third vs. LHP now

  • Will The Thrill

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

    • jjyank

      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

        not in the new contract

        • jjyank

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

          • CUYanks

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

            • jjyank

              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

            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

              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.

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

    Johan’s through eight!

  • CUYanks

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

  • Mike Francessa

    Beltran helping out his buddy

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

    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

      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

      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.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    watching al tonight is sad. he looks horrific

    • mt

      Looks bad against fast and slow stuff.

  • Greg

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

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

      Armango. Gallaraga.

  • Tom

    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)

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • DERP

      He gets Cabrera and that’s it.

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

        Can’t Wade do that?

        • Greg

          He’s leading off the inning. If he hits a homer, its 6-4 only

    • Greg

      It would be just to face Cabrera. Joe will give the loogy to Prince

      • CUYanks

        Then why not just let CC have that one batter?

  • Nathan

    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.

  • Frank

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

    • jjyank

      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

        That line is in dire need of more cowbell.

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

          + The entire internet

          seriously, that joke will never be not funny

      • Frank

        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

          “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.

  • Will The Thrill

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

    • Greg

      Holliday hits a blooper into center but it holds up enough. 1 away

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Will The Thrill

    BIG RUN!

  • The Troll

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

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Greg

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

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

    One more out Johan!

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

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

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

    Johan got it!!!

    • Fin

      Happy that Johan got it, sad that the Mets got it.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Greg

    Welcome to the club New York Mets

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

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Widget

    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

      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

        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.

  • Frank

    Congratulations Johan. Great job.

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

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

    • Greg

      For Mets fans, probably

      • jjyank

        My thoughts as well. If your a Mets fan, things like this are all you can realistically root for.

  • your mom

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hughes and Joba would’ve been worth it. IPK is needed for Grandy.

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

    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.

  • your mom

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

  • Greg

    JJYank: Its Cookie Time!

    • jjyank

      Don’t you worry, I’ve got ‘em ready.

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

  • jjyank

    YES! Time for some Boone-tang!

  • Tom

    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?

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

      Hmm..it is minor cause I’ve never really thought about it…but that is an excellent point. It seems silly because he usually does it with outfielders and usually the better defensive outfielder is faster.

  • Widget

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

    • Will The Thrill

      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

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

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

        Like I said in the thread last night

        Ledge Jumping Yankee fans: “guys, the orioles are for real, they’re going to be around all season…”

        Orioles: “Lol, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. Fuck.”

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

          “The Orioles are out-developing us and it shows”

          “Guys, the Os are for real. They’re not going anywhere. We’ll be lucky to not finish last.”

          “The Yankees are an 82-80 team. Good enough for 4th place. Maybe 5th if the Os stay around.”

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

            The only 3 people on the Orioles I’d take are Weiters, Jones, and their SS prospect…I can’t remember his name.

            • Widget

              I’d take Dylan Bundy in a heartbeat.

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

                The Yankees would mess him up somehow.

                /trolltrolltroll

  • Greg

    Cookies!

    • jjyank

      *feeds*

  • your mom

    I hate Delmon Young

    • Will The Thrill

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

  • Will The Thrill

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

    • Greg

      We just swept the A’s. Those were pretty much drama free

      • Will The Thrill

        Stop being so logical. Haha!

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

        OMG Greg with the Logic and positive comments!!! The End is near!!!

        jk man :)

        • jjyank

          I love it.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

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

  • Greg

    Too many homers! is back

    • jjyank

      I hope it’s back to stay.

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

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

    • jjyank

      Heyyyy, look at you watching TV instead of the radio. Someone get the night off?

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

        Ha, no. We close at nine, and most of my friends are religious Jews so they do religious things on Friday night…I missed most of the game though because I was busy at work right up until 9, had some book keeping problems I had to work out till 920 or so, and just got in shortly ago.

        • jjyank

          Well at least you caught some of it! I’m not a Kay fan, but Kay >>>> Sterling.

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

      Didn’t they beat Felix, Price, Verlander, Shields by hitting homers? All pitchers they have a good chance of seeing in the playoffs.

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

        Err…maybe not Felix haha.

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

        …but what happens when they face good pitching in the playoffs

        http://25.media.tumblr.com/ava.....d0_128.png

  • Rick

    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.

  • mike_h

    finally Granderson stealing a base

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

    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.

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

      pft hahahaha….wow. my timing couldn’t have been any worse.

  • Rick

    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

  • Need Pitching

    not bad for a singles hitter

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Arod must be listening to Kay

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

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

  • Greg

    Thanks Kay!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

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

      Looked good off the bat, i thought it was going to bang off the wall though.

  • Tom

    Wow… thought that had no chance…

  • bobtaco

    Garbage time… and silences Kay…

  • DERP

    Okay, but where is the power?

  • Leg-End

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

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

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

  • mike_h

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

  • DERP

    A-rod is powerless, hits home run anyway.

  • mt

    Finally 20 rbis.

  • jjyank

    But…I thought A-Rod was garbage?

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

    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.

    • jjyank

      Please, for the love of Mo, keep trashing A-Rod!!! His stat line depends on it.

  • Tom

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

    • Tom

      Rapada time!

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

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

    • jjyank

      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)

        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

      Yikes… 2 useless specialists eating up roster space.

      Barring a double play, Soriano might be pitching tonight

  • mt

    When was last time Rapada pitched?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    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.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Im right here watching, just playing PS3 and cant type a lot.. And Ive commented since the second inning. Dont worry about me man, Im fine.

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

        gotta respect a man’s ps3 time. I don’t get much of it anymore.

        • jjyank

          Pssshh. 360’s where it’s at.

      • jjyank

        What’re ya playing man?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Likely nothing very good since it’s the PS3.

          • jjyank

            Ha fair enough. I’m a 360 guy, we have better titles for sure. PS3 does have the better hardware though.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              They do but they gotta actually take advantage of it. There’s MGS4 and that’s it.

              • jjyank

                Pretty much, yeah. And I love the MGS series, but they need more exclusives for sure.

              • DT

                Uncharted? God of War? MLB the show? come on man.

                • jjyank

                  Forza, Gears of War, Halo, Perfect Dark, Saints Row? I can go on.

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

                  uncharted<3

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

                    I still argue that the opening scene to Uncharted 2 is one of the greatest opening scenes in videogame history.

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

            hey man, assassin’s creed, skyrim, journey, bio shock, mass effect…all excellent games.

            • jjyank

              All also on the 360 though!

              But yeah, all awesome.

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

                MLB The Show. Your arguments are invalid :)

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  Definitely a good game. The odds aren’t in your favor though!

                • jjyank

                  True, but I don’t like sports games in general. I’m more of a shooter/RPG guy. I’m all about Ghost Recon right now.

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

                    I’ve honestly grown to hate shooters…the last one I played that seemed at all original was Borderlands.

                    • jjyank

                      Borderlands was awesome, loved that game. But to me, shooters are the perfect unwind sort of game. Also good for online gaming. RPGs are my perfect “do nothing all day but play xbox” sort of game, but shooters mix it up well for me.

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

                and hold up Journey released on 360?

                • jjyank

                  No, I actually don’t know that game, my bad. Still though, PS3 is lacking on exclusives.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Agreed. In fact I’m playing the ME series from scratch. Thing is none of those games are exclusive to the PS3 so in a likely case the game isn’t going to be good..

          • Hummingbird S.

            That;s harsh, I love my PS3

        • Hummingbird S.

          FIFA 12, since Im brazilian :)

    • The Troll

      I’ve been commenting tonight for a while now . . . But thanks for playing the douche game.

  • your mom

    Nice Rapada, nice.

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

    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.

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

    fucking dingle Berry.

    • jjyank

      I said the same thing above somewhere, before you graced us with your presence.

  • your mom

    Fuck Rapada!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn man would this ump call a fucking strike?

  • Need Pitching

    Way to be useless, Clay

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i guess arods dinger wasnt garbage tim after all

  • Widget

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

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

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

  • jjyank

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • The Troll

    It’s salami time!

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

    FUCK YEAH MFIKY!!!!!!!!!!

  • your mom

    Thank God Soriano!

  • DERP

    AND STILL NO 1-2-3 INNING

    • The Troll

      Hahaha. That’s the best part of it all in my opinion.

  • Need Pitching

    thanks for making it quick and easy, MFIKY

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i am starting to hate soriano less and less

    • Tyler

      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.

  • Tom

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    Soriiii! guess he loves being a closer

  • Eirias

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

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • DERP

    Soriano can’t perform unless he starts an inning.

  • Mike Nitabach

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

    • Pat D

      Banned.

      • jjyank

        Duh Innings? Haven’t seen him.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.