Jun
08

Game 57: Subway Series

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(REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

I’m not sure how often this has happened or even if it has ever happened before, but the Yankees open the 2012 edition of the Subway Series with fewer wins than the Mets. They come into tonight’s game with a 31-25 record while the Amazin’s are 32-26. Of course, winning percentage (.554 vs. .552) and run differential (+29 vs. -8) still favor the Bombers. Johan Santana is coming off his 134-pitch no-hitter and has had a full week to recuperate, plus he’s thrown back-to-back complete game shutouts. Let’s hope his scoreless streak ends soon. 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 Raul Ibanezagainst the lefty? whyyy
Russell Martin

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on both My9 and SNY locally as well as MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Joba Chamberlain Update: Joba (elbow, ankle) threw 25 pitches off a full mound in the batting cage down in Tampa this afternoon. He’s also resumed running full sprints in the outfield. “Is that even a question?” he replied when asked if he’ll pitch this season. Just remarkable.

David Aardsma Update: Aardsma (elbow) threw 40 pitches in his third live batting practice session today and he could throw a simulated game as soon as early next week. Reinforcements … they are coming.

  • Erica

    No but really…Joba isn’t human. Great news though!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    They want bats in the lineup I guess. The limb is mine: Ibanez will get one hit off the lefty.

    • Need Pitching

      Ibanez 348/380/500 vs. Santana

      and Nix is still Nix

      • Need Pitching

        shoulda read down further before replying

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    D-

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    D-Rob, Joba AND Aardsma?!

    Head is spinning.

  • Pat D

    I guess Ibanez as opposed to Nix/Wise or having Chavez, another lefty, play.

    Oh, and because Ibanez is .348/.380/.500 with 2 HR’s in 46 AB’s vs Johan.

    • Pat D

      Oh, yea and Chavez is .152/.194/.333 in 33 AB’s vs Johan.

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

      I was actually just about to post these numbers…that makes it make a little more sense.

  • Voice of Reason

    Why would Ibanez play LF rather than Jones?

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

      Four innings in the field in the team’s last 19 games. I wonder if the knee is barking again.

      • Greg

        The numbers back it up. Ibanez has hit very well in his career against Santana.

        .348 with 2 homers and 10 rbis

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

          The vast majority of those plate appearances came a long, long time ago. When Ibanez was with the Royals and Santana was on the Twins. Hard to consider them meaningful in 2012.

          • Greg

            Fair enough. Cut it down to 2007-2012.

            .286/.318/.476 with 1 HR and 3RBi in 21 at bats

            • Greg

              Sorry messed up years.

              2008-2012

              .250 1HR 2 RBI Medium

        • Tom

          I think the question was why DH Jones and LF Ibanez as opposed to it being reversed…. as opposed to why is Ibanez playing.

          • Voice of Reason

            Yeah. I don’t see any problem with Ibanez starting against Santana (is Jayson Nix really a substantially better option? Santana’s platoon split is pretty mild historically), it just seems obvious that as long as both players are in the lineup, Jones should be playing the field provided he’s not injured or anything.

            Gardner better not fuck up his elbow again.

    • vicki

      and ibanez has looked better out there lately. then again, how could he look worse?

  • can’t think of a name

    Hey, is it alright if I ask a fantasy question here?

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

      No, you can never ask anything relating to anything other than the current pitch happening =P

      • can’t think of a name

        So, I take it that’s a yes?

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

          Haha, I mean I hold no actual authority on this website, but as I’ve come to understand Game Threads=open threads.

          • can’t think of a name

            Who do you think wins a trade of Gardner, Cargo, Lance Lynn, and Jason Kipnis for Pence, Latos, and Pedroia?

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

              Whoever gets the CarGo package and I don’t think it’s all that close.

            • Pat D

              I’d say team getting 4 guys. I think Pedroia is going to hurt himself more.

              • can’t think of a name

                I’m hoping they will undervalue gardner and not trust kipnis. I don’t it will go through, but this is a counter to a ridiculous offer they made me.

                • Pat D

                  What was that? I love seeing ridiculous offers.

                  • can’t think of a name

                    They wanted Votto, Pence, and Latos for Matt Adams, Alex Gordon, Wade Miley, and Pettitte. Maybe not as ridiculous as I thought, but I still think it’s bad.

            • Josh

              the first package

  • Pat D

    Just some quick movies notes for everyone.

    Prometheus is pretty good, definitely worth seeing.

    If you’re looking to depress the shit out of yourself, however, go rent a movie called We Need to Talk About Kevin.

  • Christopher

    This is going to be fun.

  • jjyank

    First Yankee game in the new D.C. apartment. Kill them all, Yanks.

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

    Strasburg in Fenway tonight. Thank goodness for MLB.tv.

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

      6-8IP no more than 4ER with at least 7Ks

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        4 ER? That’s safe. C’mon. Balls to the wall.

        I’ll name that song in 3 earned runs or less.

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

          I was going to say 2, but that’s hubrus.

          • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

            Haha. I jumped on 3. 2 is crazty talk.

            • RetroRob

              I’m gonna go out on the limb here and say he only gives up two runs, while striking out 13 in just six innings for the win.

  • Kevin G.

    At this point the next bullpen-injury news I expect to see is Rivera’s ACL magically healing and Feliciano not being totally useless.

  • Christopher

    i vote we give Hiroki some solid run support.

  • Christopher

    jetes is up there hacking.

  • Christopher

    Santana is aggressive.

  • Need Pitching

    hooray for swinging at ball 4 and then taking strike 3 down the middle

  • Greg

    That what happens when a pitcher has a great changeup. You get frozen on a fastball in the zone

    • Need Pitching

      not at all
      change fools with speed, not location

      • Greg

        It makes no difference in this case. If the fastball was dead center, Tex would have taken it. That’s what the great changeup dows

        • Need Pitching

          no it doesn’t. If he though it was a changeup, it would still be down the middle
          A great changeup messes up a hitters timing, not whether or not they swing at a pitch down the middle

          • Need Pitching

            *thought

          • Greg

            Okay, but the location of the pitch makes no difference in this case. Tex was expecting a changeup and Santan threw a fastball. Before Tex could react, it went for Strike 3

            • Need Pitching

              he didn’t react at all. Even if he though it was a changeup, he would have swung. He just would have swung late.

            • Tom

              Hence the guessing part- With 2 strikes you have to expect a fastball and adjust… he clearly was looking for a change with 2 strikes.

  • Tom

    3-1 change in the dirt…. swing, 3-2 fastball down the middle… take

    I thought Arod was on deck? Looked like Tex was guessing big time there.

    • Greg

      As I said, that’s what happens when a pitcher has a great changeup.

      And the pitch to Jeter wasn’t in the dirt.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Andre 3000 feels like a viking

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hairstons love YS3

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

    Strasburg is ridiculous.

    • can’t think of a name

      What’s he doing?

    • Christopher

      I wonder if surgery these days can actually impove an arm?

      • jjyank

        TJS can in some cases.

        • Tom

          There have been some studies on this – it really doesn’t improve the arm, but some pitcher prior to TJ can be working at a reduced level (as opposed to the arm just going out on one pitch like Strasburg), so it seems like they are better than before.

          There was a good story (I think maybe Sports Illustrated?) a while back about young pitchers who were healthy actually trying to get TJ surgery in hopes they would gain on their fastball. A couple of doctors who were interviewed on this said this is not a real effect for a pitcher with a healthy elbow.

          • Tom

            It was the NY times.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07.....rgery.html

            The “better” is just perception and often involves a comparison of a pitcher who was operating at deteriorated levels prior to the surgery and the surgery basically retruns them to a healthy state.

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

          It’s not the surgery itself, it’s the rehab that actually helps.

  • Christopher

    And . . . . Cano!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ba-ba-boo-yah!!

  • Need Pitching

    No no-no for you Johan!

  • Greg

    DING DONG!

  • Havok9120

    Boooooom!

    No need for RISP.

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

    Welcome back to the AL, Johan.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that swing is beautiful

    • jjyank

      +1 on that. Prettiest I’ve ever seen.

      • flamingo

        Yup. Although A-Rod when he’s right can challenge that.

        • jjyank

          Fair enough, I won’t argue against that.

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

        The smile just fell from Griffey jr’s face.

        • jjyank

          Heh also won’t argue on that. That man was just born to swing a bat.

  • jjyank

    God damn it, MLB.TV, your lag made RAB spoil that for me. I should only refresh in certain situations. Gotta learn to adapt.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, I’ve learned the refresh rules with my poor-quality streams.

      • jjyank

        My stream is HD quality, the premium service, and the game itself doesn’t lag like the connection is bad. It just plays like 5-10 seconds behind the TV service apparently.

        • Havok9120

          Oh, I’m not saying quality as in picture-quality. I just mean the delay.

          • jjyank

            Yeah. I had MLB.TV when I was an undergrad, but that was over two years ago now, forgot about the delay. I’ll get used to it. Guess I could just only refresh right after a better or in between innings.

            • jjyank

              Also, I didn’t comment on RAB back then, so I knew there was a delay, but never had to worry much about spoiling it besides the occasional text from a friend watching a delay-less game.

  • flamingo

    Robbie the best.

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

    we hit to many homer.

  • Greg

    Hey Ibanez got a hit!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    True to form, Raul.

  • jjyank

    Voldemort scoffs at lefty splits.

  • Christopher

    Bonus!

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

    Martin’s been en fuego lately.

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

    Who is this guy, and what has he done with Russel Martin? and can Russel Martin never come back?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Johan is looking for a pitcher to get in the garter’s box about now.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Batter’s*

  • Greg

    win win for us here whatever happens

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

    You can always count on Jeter to snuff out a rally these days. Sheesh.

  • Christopher

    That was anticlimactic, to put it politely.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they could be putting together great ABs but as soon as the runner gets in scoring position they forget how to hit like a big leaguer.. amazing.

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

    Derek’s been ice cold lately. Like .245/.302/.286 in his last 107 ABs cold.

    • Greg

      Called the Law of Averages.

    • Frank

      0-15 with 14ABs either a K or groundball. Ouch.

    • Tom

      He probably needs a day off. He was getting a lot of off days early on (or at least DH’ing), but I can only remember him getting 1 day off since Nix went on the roster.

      • Tom

        Of course the Yankees have had a couple of scheduled off days, so maybe my theory isn’t the best as I think a bit more about it.

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

          I think there is a little bit of something to it though, because he was getting at least half a day every 4 days or so with Nunez on the roster.

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

        They’ve had a lot of days off lately, but they were travel days. Can’t imagine he’ll sit when they go to the NL parks next week.

  • Christopher

    The soccer people are excited.

  • CS Yankee

    Holy crap..I typically record the YES (Kay & Co) thru Direct TV, when at work and FF thru the breaks to get caught up around the 6th or so. YES was blackout when trying to set on the iPhone, so I grabbed the feed by MLB and the SNY reminds me of baseball in the 80′s with real shitty quality and monotone voices and hair.

    Gotta get caught up and switch to the Costas feed ASAP…I’ll be back.

    • vicki

      mets have one of the best booths in baseball.

      • Havok9120

        It really isn’t bad at all.

      • CS Yankee

        After listening to them for the first 4 innings…good content but not interesting voices/excitement. Video quality is really bad…really, really bad.

        • vicki

          you don’t enjoy ron darling’s james woods-like lispy thing?

          mex is the best (i love when they catch him sleeping during the early games), and when they get kiner in there for an inning or two they really click.

  • Greg

    By the way Philly is kicking the crap out of Baltimore. Up 7-0 in the second inning

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

      Not surprising, Jake Arrieta is awful.

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

        Well…so is the Phillies offense.

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

          Good pitching beats good hitting and sucky pitching outsucks sucky hitting.

      • forensic

        Except against the Yankees unfortunately.

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

      But Baltimore is a legit threat for the division everybody.

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

        They’ve outdeveloped the Yankees, clearly.

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

          There are way too many people who truly believe that.

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

          They’re going to be around all season! I’ll bet anything!!

    • Tom

      Blanton on the mound…. 7 might not be enough

      /Only half kidding

  • jjyank

    Huroki looking good so far.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Is Kuroda attempting to take a dump on Mets history?

    • jjyank

      I would be willing to hold his hand if he needs something to squeeze during his final push.

  • Greg

    Grandy has struck out 5 times in a row or clost to in a row

  • wow

    dang Grandy’s just looking awful…

  • Christopher

    i switched over to the Mets broadcast – holy crap – leaves the Yankee booth in the dust in terms of quality, focus and game notes.

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

    ROBBIE CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

  • Greg

    CANO!

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

    Don’t be so mean Robbie.

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

      He’s gotta mix in some more singles!

  • Need Pitching

    Robbie!!!!!!!!!!!

    (too many HR’s)

  • Christopher

    A-rod/Cano, a lethal combo tonight.

  • Hummingbird S.

    just keep getting on base Alex… Cano will take care of you!

  • Tom

    Dammit Robbie… stop swinging at the first pitch!

  • jjyank

    I love you Robbie.

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

    Garbage time!

  • Greg

    BACK TO BACK!

  • Hummingbird S.

    they got him now!

  • Christopher

    Bang bang!

    • vicki

      bang bang bang

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

    Garbage time?

    GARBAGE TIME!!!!!!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Haha. If the shoe fits….

  • Tom

    Bob Costas:

    “If it’s fair…”

    Really Bob?

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

      Haha, that’s honestly one of my favorite calls. “If it’s fair,” on a ball that’s clearly fair. To me it means there isn’t even a chance that it’s not long gone.

      • Tom

        Sadly this wasn’t one of those Sportscenter guys doing it to be funny, I think he was being serious.

        But yeah I love that call….especially on a no doubter to straight away centerfield.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Was that 2 swings on 2 pitches?! I think it was.

    • Tom

      2-0 pitch to Swish.

    • Havok9120

      But….swinging at the first pitch is bad!

  • Need Pitching

    Johan’s still in line for a no-hitter with RISP, though.

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

    I am looking very smart for not starting Johan in fantasy tonight.

  • CP

    Everyone gets worked up about back to back home runs, but the second home run is just a solo shot. Sure it’s exciting, but it’s about the worst way you can hit multiple home runs.

    • jjyank

      Well yeah, but it’s better than a homer and a single back to back. That’s the point, that it’s back to back.

    • Tom

      How about back to back to back?

  • vicki

    so, robbie, if your dad’s busy allstar weekend, maybe take johan?

    • Need Pitching

      lmao

  • jjyank

    GARBAGE TIME!!!

  • ESPN

    Those are all routine flyouts in Citi Field! YS is a little league park!

    • Havok9120

      Someone will say it.

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

      You spelled Yellowstone National Park wrong, NESPN.

  • Hummingbird S.

    HOT DAMN!!

  • Christopher

    Wow!

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

    Haha

  • Greg

    ANDRUW JONES!

  • Need Pitching

    Holy HRs!!!!

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

    bahahahhahahahahaha

    TO MANY HOMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Johan’s so gonna pull a Chase Wright here.

  • Leg-End

    C-C-C-C-COMBO.

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

      C-C-C-C-COMBOBRAKER :(

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Amateurs.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    (giggle)

  • jjyank

    Jesus. Welcome back to the AL Johan.

  • Havok9120

    This is me, loving it.

  • Christopher

    Hernandez on SNY just said as Swish went down the dugout with his arms raised, ‘Well, the Yankees like celebrating.’ Yes, Keith, they do.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, I heard that too. Tho he was only talking about Swish.

      This inning was awesome.

  • Athenian

    If your at the game, YOU SUCK. Because I can’t be at the game. But it is only Santana pitching…Bwaaaahhhhhhh

  • Pat D

    So I come into work late and because there’s no basketball, they have the game on. I have to start pulling up my systems, so as far as I know it was 2-0. Then I see Jones rounding the bases and the score 6-0, and check the PBP.

    I am disappoint.

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

    I don’t even know what the question is but the 2014 Super Bowl should win.

    • jjyank

      Agreed, and I don’t even like football.

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

    How many times does a pitcher have the chance to tie both Johnny Vandermer AND Chase Wright in the same start? What’s the record for most HRs allowed in one start?

  • Havok9120

    Whew. I thought Raul was gonna have to jump for that.

    I was genuinely terrified.

  • flamingo

    Man, I check my email and the Yankees score four runs? Bye, guys. Off to check my email again.

    • jjyank

      YOU’RE NEVER ALLOWED TO LEAVE YOUR INBOX!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter cant be any slower on the field.

  • Tom

    Jeter breaking up the perfect game opportunity… no hitter still intact

  • Christopher

    Flying bats!

  • Havok9120

    That was DAMN impressive by ARod.

    That’s redemption there.

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

    Lol at Dubrant giving the lead right back to Washington in Boston.

  • Greg

    Jeter didn’t look tired on that swing. Just a normal slump

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

      Still, a game on the bench couldn’t hurt.

  • Kramerica Industries

    SNY trivia question has to be Yogi Berra, no?

    Played for the Yankees until 1963, managed a year, then played 1965 with the Mets.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Those who watch SNY more often than I do – how long do they take to answer the trivia questions?

      It’s been an inning now. These fuckers are starting to annoy me.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Marvelous Marv.

      Oh well.

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

    I hope someone else saw that changeup Strasburg threw to strikeout Pedroia.

    • vicki

      gorgeous. hot nady catch too.

    • Chip

      Not fair

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

    Even with his recent slump, Derek still OPSing 1.150 against lefties this season.

  • Athenian

    That was ridiculous. Unfair.

  • Greg

    Starting to get veeeeeerrrrrrry interesting

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

    so…guess what Sterling’s talking about lol

    • Greg

      Do the words “no” and “hitter” have anything to do with it

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

        you know it.

      • jjyank

        Shhh!

        *knocks on wood*

        • Greg

          Oh Well

    • Havok9120

      Boo. I thought that was gonna get down.

      • Havok9120

        Darn you, reply fail.

  • jjyank

    HiroKruisin’

  • Tom

    Kuroda looking sharp… moving the ball in and out, good movement on the fastball and good command of his offspeed stuff.

    Maybe he’s starting to settle in? (not that he has pitched that poorly – just a couple of bad starts)

  • dkidd

    joey votto is insanely good

    sober josh hamilton good

    • Tom

      “Sober Josh Hamilton good”

      I probably shouldn’t have laughed so hard at that, but that is pretty damn hilarious.

  • Havok9120

    Boo. I thought that would get down.

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

    Bryce Harper just murdered a baseball.

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

      Damnit, get him fitted for Pinstripes already! Gut the Farm! Trade Everybody!!! I don’t care, get this man in a Yankee uni!

      • CS Yankee

        He’ll help in our quest for 31 in 2017.

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

    Damn, Bryce Harper.

    • vicki

      he’s gonna feast on hughes and nova.

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

    Watching the TWC raw feed with no commercials. They were showing a guy getting helped out of the seating area and into a wheelchair with blood running down his face during the break. Did someone lose a bat into the stands or foul one off into the guys face before the break? I just got in so I didn’t see what had happened.

    • Havok9120

      Not that they’ve mentioned on SNY.

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

        Yes didn’t mention it either.

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

    Félix Doubront getting lit up by The Nationals.

    • Havok9120

      Good to see.

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

        Apparently my current man-crush had a lot to do with it. :) I am happy.

    • Havok9120

      Maybe everyone will lose but us tonight. That would be nice.

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

      Boston’s pitching is…underwhelming to say the least.

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

        I could’ve sworn I saw people saying Félix Doubront is better than anybody on the Yankee’s staff as recently as two weeks ago.

      • jjyank

        Boston’s pitching is awesome….for a Yankee fan.

    • Kramerica Industries

      I streamed Doubront today so that I had two starters going today.

      Little did I realize that:

      a) Doubront was facing Washington, and Strasburg was my other starter

      b) That’s the third time this week I’ve made that mistake! Monday I streamed both Samardzija and Vogelsong, but that’s probably defensible since they were two of the best pitchers going that day. I picked up Harang for yesterday, when I already had Hamels, and now Doubront when I had the Stras.

      Oh well. I’d rather see Boston get lit up 11 times out of 10.

  • CS Yankee

    Somebody call the DEA, because Kuroda is dealing.

  • dkidd

    nunez and phelps for bryce harper

    get it done, cashman!

    • jjyank

      Nah, Melky and IPK gets it done.

      • Havok9120

        And Giambi!

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

    Gardner gets there.

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

    :( I don’t care what anybody says, In my mind if Brett Gardner makes that play. I don’t want to hear logic otherwise, my mind is made up.

  • Need Pitching

    Bah, Gardy might’ve saved that

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

    Inconsistent Kuroda allows a hit after five hitless innings.

    • CS Yankee

      Yu is so much cheaper and younger and will be around so much longer. Nolan Ryan has raised the standard and knows what pitchers are worth investing in and the Rangers don’t jerk their young guys from starters to RPers. Yada, yada, yada…

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

        And now Holland is on the DL, Feliz is on the DL…

        • Need Pitching

          but Rangers pitchers don’t get injured
          how could this be?

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

        I know you’re being sarcastic, but for all people who believe thisz:

        CJ Wilson, Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando all say hi

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

          I don’t know how the ‘z’ got on the end of ‘this.’

          • CS Yankee

            Might be fat finger syndrome with the z being the low fruit to the s.

  • jjyank

    Well it was fun while it lasted.

  • sangreal

    Missing Gardner right now

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

    I’m kinda glad the Mets got a hit because I’m kinda tired and didn’t want to spend my night writing about a no-hitter.

    • Greg

      The pressure would have been intense. Also his pitch count would have been up there

  • Tom

    I like that Kuroda went after him there on a 3-2 count on the double.

    He might have gotten him to chase something offspeed, but up 6 runs, no sense possibly walking him. If it was the 8th or 9th (or a close game)… I could see him trying to get him to chase.

    • CS Yankee

      Jack Morris would have grooved every pitch with a six run lead because thats how the game was meant to be played.

      • dkidd

        he pitched to the score!!!!!!!!!

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

        “True pitchers know how to pitch to the scoreboard.”-Actual Micheal Kay quote.

  • Greg

    Mercy Strike

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

    Lord Voldemort blows it even further open right here. Calling it.

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

      Not calling anything ever anymore.

    • Greg

      Meh about 10-20 ft short

    • jjyank

      You jinxed yourself.

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

    Coney the best.

    • vicki

      michael kay: “math is hard!”

      • jjyank

        Cone: Do you want me to explain the pythagorean record?

        Kay: Umm…I mean…if you want…

        I was cracking up.

  • Hummingbird S.

    3 walks to load the bases.. it’s pretty much a lock that Jeter will swing at the first pitch and GIDP

    • Greg

      Wasn’t on the first pitch so you lose

      • Hummingbird S.

        sorry

        • Greg

          Didnt mean to be that harsh. Sorry

    • Need Pitching

      half right

      of course a Jeter GIDP with runner on first is about as sure a thing as there is in baseball

  • Greg

    10-1 Jeter swings at the first pitch

    • Greg

      No.

    • Need Pitching

      too late to take that bet?

  • Athenian

    Jeter breaks the bases loaded failure right here

    • Athenian

      Or not

  • Hummingbird S.

    this is beyond ridiculous.. at least we are winning.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That might’ve been the most shocking GIDP w/RISP I have ever seen.

    /Texting language for the victory

    //And sarcasm

    • Tom

      You forgot to misuse “literally”… (you know when people think the word literally means “I really want to emphasize my point”)

  • Greg

    Expected. Hard thrower gets on the hands and gets a ground ball

  • Widget

    Even in a game they are kicking butt, they still find a way to fail with the bases loaded. I miss April/May Jeter.

    • DT

      Jeter’s stat line since late April: .266/.335/.331

      • Tom

        So unless I’m mistaken over the last 7 games, the shortest outing by a Yankee starter has been 6.2IP.

        Good timing with Roberston on the mend.

    • CS Yankee

      He needs a day off and a new “A” list hottie or the golden Giambi thong.

      • vicki

        rally ‘stache.

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

    Strasburg is at 10 K through 4.2 IP.

  • Greg

    Starsburg tonight: 5 IP 2H 2R 1BB 10K on 86 pitches

  • Need Pitching

    bizarre pop out
    hope Kuroda is OK

  • Greg

    I’ve never seen that before!

    • Havok9120

      Nor I.

      ‘Tis awesome.

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

    Damnit HIROCK!!!!!! you better be ok!

    • CS Yankee

      He needs to charge that ball.

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

    Be okay Hirok.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Now that was cool.

  • Havok9120

    That ball got some lift off Kuroda’s foot.

  • Tom

    So unless I’m mistaken over the last 7 games, the shortest outing by a Yankee starter has been 6.2IP.

    Good timing with Roberston on the mend.

    (I’ll try this not as a random reply this time)

  • Greg

    Gonna have a big bruise there soon, but he was able to walk off on his own power

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

    Hopefully they’re just taking him out because it’s 6-0.

  • Havok9120

    O noes!

    Runner on third.

    Bring forth the Doom Song.

  • Havok9120

    Well. I’ll take it.

  • Greg

    Harper is killing the Red Sox tonight. 3-4 with 3 RBI

  • vicki

    gotta give kay credit, making the moneyball points.

    • vicki

      who was the actor who played zito in the movie? oh yeah, that’s right.

  • Tom

    Philly up 5 over the O’s, The “Natinals” up 5 over Boston, Atlanta up 1-0 over Toronto in the 5th… just need Mia to run things around against TB (down 3-1) to turn this into a truly great night.

  • Havok9120

    w00t!

    RISP hit.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hits with risp. That’s all we want.

  • jjyank

    RISP HITS??!! Though it was garbage time…

  • Havok9120

    Holy crap!

  • Greg

    That’s 3 hits in a row with RISP

    • Need Pitching

      ummm, 2

  • jjyank

    MOAR RISP HITS

    • Havok9120

      ….

      You scared the bats.

      • jjyank

        You’re right, I shouldn’t have roared. My bad bats…COME BAAAAACK!

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

    13 K for Strasburg. Most by a visitor at Fenway since Moose’s near perfecto.

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

    Haha Youkilis is such a D-bag.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Strasbeast

  • Greg

    Wow.

    Bases loaded, 1 out for the Sox against Strasburg. He K’s Salty and Youkilis.

    6 IP 4H 2R 2BB 13K

  • Greg

    Ultimate revenge. Igarashi pitching against the Mets

  • Tom

    Damn, Miami has had all sorts of runners against TB but can’t push them across.

    Hellickson went 4.1innings with 5 hits and 7 walks…. and allowed 1ER!

    • Havok9120

      Holy cow.

  • Kevin G.

    Is this Poll question a joke?

  • Mike Nitabach

    What the fuck happened to Kuroda???? I just got home from a goddamn french restaurant and missed the whole game. Nice score, though!!!!!!!

    • Havok9120

      Took a line drive off the foot.

      Calm the heck down, man.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Hahahahah. Trying to calm down. All that french restaurant crap got me all agitated.

        Is his foot going to be ok? Just a bruise? What inning?

        • Havok9120

          Left foot contusion (bruise) after 7 innings. It was the third out of the 7th.

          • Mike Nitabach

            Thank you. I am feeling calmer now.

  • Greg

    Left foot contusion for Kuroda. X-Rays negative

  • Need Pitching

    love these 9-0, ninth inning walks

  • Mike Nitabach

    What inning did we eject Mr. No-No?

  • Havok9120

    Darn.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I. Am. Mad.

    • Havok9120

      0_o

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

    Who got sent down for Igarashi?

    • Greg

      Garcia is on the bereavement list

    • Need Pitching

      Garcia on restricted list due to death in family

  • Mike Nitabach

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

  • Christopher

    For a Friday night Subway Series that was been a pretty mellow game. Good one, Yanks.

  • Mike Nitabach

    WOW! Just two hits the whole game for Mets! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  • Havok9120

    Huzzah!

    Mark me happy. Good game.

  • In Mason We Trust

    Igarshi is gone when Garcia comes back…

  • your mom

    Almost a one hit shutout. . . . . . . stupid Igarashi.

  • Leg-End

    So was Strasburg as ridiculous as his 13 k’s through 6 looks? Man I hope that guy stays healthy because its gonna be fun watching him.