Jun
09

Game 58: Win It For Brett

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Needs more Gardner. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

The Yankees got some more bad news about Brett Gardner and his sprained right elbow today as his latest minor league rehab game resulted in more pain. He’s headed to the doctor on Monday and Joe Girardi said he doesn’t expect him back until after the All-Star break. Gardner is no superstar but his presence has been missed, specifically his speed in the lineup and his defense in the outfield. Win this game for him Yankees, win it for him and clinch the series win over the Mets. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:15pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy.

David Robertson Update: Robertson (oblique) will make his first minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Empire State tomorrow. He could return in time for next weekend’s series in Washington.

  • forensic

    can be seen on FOX

    Unless you live in one of the seven million cities that are being blacked out because they stole 5! games to put up against each other. Bastards!!!

    • Arya

      Agreed. They really need to change these blackout rules. At least when Sunday Night Baseball does it there’s only one game and you can watch it on ESPN. With FOX there’s multiple games and you’re stuck with whatever they give you.

      • RI$P FTW

        The teams don’t care about you.

        • Jon in CUO

          Obviously, but they’re still pieces of shit and just because we understand their motivations doesn’t mean we should simply excuse them.

          • Andrew 518

            Try Fox en espanol it you have it…

            Dodgers v Mariners on regular fox in my market but the Yankees are on en espanol.

          • RI$P FTW

            Oh, I’m not excusing them. They are scumbags.

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

    Now I really want them to go after LaHair. He’s not a very good defender, but we’ve managed to live pretty much the whole year with Ibanez out there. Maybe Tony Campana, but then they’d have 2 of the exact same player when Gardner gets back.

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

    Not fake news, but I FEEL the words Tommy John Surgery coming. I mean it’s usually pitchers (or Xavier Nady) that need TJS, but it’s usually only pitchers who have pain for this long in their elbow.

    • Brian S.

      Yeah…This really sucks.

    • sangreal

      I think everyone assumes this the minute you hear “Dr. James Andrews.” I’ve been worried about it since the first setback, but fingers still crossed.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m stuck watching Marlins vs. Rays because I live in Florida. This fucking sucks.

    At least this made me giggle:
    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....roadcasts/

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

      I <3 Ralph Nadar.

  • j6takish

    Jim Thome hit his first home run today. Anyone else saddened to see him go out like this, a pinch hitting specialist on a floundering NL team that was supposed to be a big time contender and his last chance at a winner? He was still a 130+ wRC player just last year

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He still has a chance to turn it around. Look what Adam Dunn is doing this season. Thome is much older but they’re of the same skill set. There’s always a chance he can turn it around.

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

      He was on the DL for like, eight weeks.

  • sangreal

    Hughes finally got a haircut?

  • Christopher

    Alright, Mr. Hughes, let’s do this.

  • sangreal

    is today a holiday? Just noticed the caps

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

      Military Appreciation Day.

      • sangreal

        Never heard of it, but that makes sense. thanks

    • New Balance Cleats

      yeah I saw that too. I noticed that the guy who threw the first pitch was some sort of military.

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

    Phil :( come on, you’re better than that.

  • Christopher

    grrr

  • New Balance Cleats

    Predictions as to how many times Tim McCarver gets tongue tied tonight?

    I think he’s already screwed up at least 3 times.

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

      I’m going to say 37.

      • New Balance Cleats

        A little low, wouldn’t you say? lol

  • New Balance Cleats

    “Fans don’t like rebuilding years.”

    *insert “you don’t say” meme*

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Have to wonder if that CG effort last time out will mess with Hughes’ command.

  • Christopher

    Yep, mow ‘em down.

  • bobo

    McCarver 137 million dollar win by Santana? Time for Florida Tim

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

    Sheesh, Russ threw him out by a mile.

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

    OMG, Derek’s on base?!?!?! Now if the world is really upside down maybe Grandy will get on base as well, then Arod get’s a hit.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Changing location is important for pitcher? Did not know that…

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

      Tim Mcarver imparting his wisdom?

      • Jack

        Did you know that the ball slows down as it approaches home plate?

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

          I’m happy I’m only listening on the Radio tonight.

          • Jack

            McCarver vs. Sterling is like the exact opposite of Sophie’s choice.

          • Tom

            Wait until he goes into his clever “ironically, speeds slows the game down” routine.

            Not sure if M’s/Dodgers is all that much worse than listening to ME-Carver.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Left handed hitters are low ball hitters. Hughes is a high ball pitcher. That’s why lefties have had trouble with Hughes. – Tim McCarver

          That’s it and that’s all. No other analysis or statistical study is necessary. Thanks Tim.

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

            “When pitchers are struggling hitters are hitting the ball hard”

            -Tim McCarver during a Yankee-Red Sox game last year.

  • sangreal

    RISP hit!

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

    OMG RISPNONFAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • New Balance Cleats

    A hit with RISP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    A-Rod! With a man in scoring position!

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

    As much as our left side of the infield is as old as some diamonds, I love that every time they get a hit/score a run/get an RBI they are passing some HOFer.

  • pat

    Robbie looking locked in. When he’s hot he’s going with every pitch wherever they throw it. Love it so much.

  • bobo

    These guy get worse every week. How does Fox continue to use them?

    • sangreal

      Joe Buck is on the record saying he would rather watch the Bachelorette than Baseball and only reads about the games he needs to cover in the paper.

      http://www.dailymotion.com/vid.....no?start=1

      It’s ridiculous that Fox keeps trotting him out there

  • New Balance Cleats

    It’s like deja vu all over again

  • pat

    Son of bitch.

  • Greg

    Well they got their hit with RISP for the night

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Gah. Lord Voldemort taketh and he giveth…

  • 718 (Bronx)

    Yankees are pathetic!

    • Greg

      In terms of hitting with the bases loaded and RISP yes they are

  • Rick

    If I was a pitcher playing against the Yankees I would load the bases every inning. Easiest CG Shutout ever.

    • Greg

      Pitch count would be too high.

      • Rick

        No, pop up and dp every inning.

      • Need Pitching

        3 HBP, GITP
        4 pitches

  • cjc

    You seriously can’t make this shit up unreal

  • pat

    Wow it looks like there are actually people at the game tonight.

  • pat

    A changeup!!!!

  • Mike Francessa

    Outfield options
    Span
    David Dejesus
    Soriano
    Byrd
    Coco crisp

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Mike Francesa? What about Nate McLouth?

      • Rick

        Why does no one ever mention him to that fat scout wannabe.

    • Greg

      Soriano cant play a lick of defense.
      Span is a slap hitter. Same with Dejesus

      Byrd is iffy.

      Crisp is an interesting possibility

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

        Span is a black Brett Garnder.

        • Greg

          Only he is a better average hitter

      • Need Pitching

        Wait, DeJesus is dismissed for being a slap htter, but Crisp is interesting?

        • Greg

          Fair enough. I thought Crisp had more home runs

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

      Brian LaHair!

    • New Balance Cleats

      Damn I hate Willingham’s new contract

  • cjc

    I never thought i would ever say this but i actually dred bases loaded

  • Kevin G.

    That was an at-bat of what I don’t like to see from Hughes. Put them away Phillip.

    Hopefully that was just one at bat.

  • Mike Francessa

    Trade for maxwell back he raked in st

  • pat

    I will never understand why Tyler Perry is practically a billionaire. Unreal.

  • Mike Francessa

    Maybe the bravesnhave a guy they want to get rid of

  • New Balance Cleats

    What about Headley? He can spell A-Rod at third base too

  • pat

    Someone tell Buck Trout was drafted 25th overall not in the 25th round.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      It’s completely unbearable listening to them.

  • New Balance Cleats

    The lady in the toyota commercial is not attractive.

    • Mike Francessa

      She is no Kim Jones thats for sure

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I love her. I think she’s totally sexy.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Quintanilla? Come on Phil

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

    #obligatoryhomer

    • Ivan

      The way Hughes is giving up Homers, this has to regress to the norm at some point right?

      • Greg

        We could say the same thing about the Yankees ability to hit in the clutch, but it hasn’t changed

        • Need Pitching

          .333 RISP today …

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

        Extreme fly ball pitcher in the AL East in Yankee Stadium. This is the norm.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Regression to his norm isn’t exactly regression to “the norm” meaning the league average. It could fluctuate to extremes from season to season, as we’ve seen with other pitchers (Shields, Beckett), but those guys get ground balls. This is Phil Hughes. You’re just happy when they’re solo shots.

  • pat

    Of f*cking course. F*cking piece of sh*t bum. Ugh.

  • your mom

    Did he really give up a HR to that guy?

  • Mike Francessa

    Joe buck hates Coughlin!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I hate being blacked out. I forgot how much I dislike Suzynzzzwyynn Wldmynnynnn.

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

      better than Tim “I state the obvious or am completely oblivious” McCarver.

  • Pat D

    Yes, Tim, Derek will forever be a “player.”

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

    off topic…I just ate an entire pizza. I have never been more comfortable, yet hated myself so much at the same time.

    • Pat D

      What kind of pizza? I don’t mean toppings, I mean from where?

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

        Place called Pizza Nova. It was real pizza, I can never live outside of the NYC area because the pizza is so much better than the rest of the country.

        • Pat D

          Yea, I just wanted to make sure it was real pizza as opposed to a chain place or something like a Tombstone.

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

            God no, after a slice or two of Dominos/Pizza Hut/Papa Johns I feel a gross fullness, and I don’t eat frozen pizza. After working in a pizzaria for a couple years I got used to only eating real pizza.

            • Pat D

              Every once in a while the chain places will lure me back in. I always feel disgusted afterwards.

              I also don’t live in NYC, so I don’t have the benefits you have.

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

                I actually live just over the bridge in Jersey, but yeah, I understand. Once you leave NYC, Westchester, and Northern NJ finding good pizza is near impossible.

                • OMG! Bagels!

                  Putnam and Rockland are not bad.

  • Pat D

    Wow, Rosenthal didn’t sound robotic for once.

  • Christopher

    Is it against booth rules to discuss game?

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

      Honestly, while listening at some points I forget I’m listening to a game and wonder “why am I listening to two old people babble again?”

  • your mom

    CGrand in a slump?

  • Christopher

    Fan fail.

  • pat

    Goddamn it, that’s your FAN DUTY to knock that ball away.

    • Need Pitching

      I believe he was wearing a Met shirt

  • Pat D

    I think Phil Shiffley would be a better announcer than these 2. I’ve only been listening for half an inning and I think it’s time to watch the game on mute.

  • Mister D

    Hey guys, just flipped the game on but I’m already confused. Why did Hughes’ fastball move a little bit?

  • Hall and Nokes

    Why the f’ed up hats tonight?

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

      Military appreciation night. show respect.

      • Hall and Nokes

        I hate the troops. Although I do support our wars.

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

          ::rolls eyes:: just going to ignore you forever now.

          • Pat D

            I have to think that was an extremely exaggerated joke.

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

              Hence the rolled eyes, his humor may be honest, but it’s terrible.

              • Mister D

                I think its the opposite.

  • Pat D

    I think that Jeter caused that as much as Granderson did.

  • Christopher

    Looked Jeter could have gotten that.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Granderson’s reads in the outfield are just awful. He starts back on absolutely everything. He’s fooled far too much.

  • pat

    LOL who the hell are you to be swinging 3-0? Are you shitting me?

  • Christopher

    Better just call for it and go get it, Jetes.

  • Need Pitching

    scout: Phil Hughes battled back from 3-0 to retire Daniel Murphy.

    useful insight

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

      I hate the scout, so much. It’s almost always useless.

      • Need Pitching

        It’s almost like Tim McCarver found a side job.

  • Pat D

    Geez, listening to these 2, you’d think the Mets have a better offense than the Yankees.

    Yankees are +16 with 2 fewer games played.

    • Greg

      In the clutch they do. They are one of the best teams in baseball in hitting with RISP and getting two out runs

      • RI$P FTW

        They’re in a weak division, though. Wait…nevermind.

  • pat

    Hah 0-2 to 4-2 come on dude.

  • Need Pitching

    love the 0-2 walk

  • Jedile

    Duda slightly resembles Jason Giambi.

    • vicki

      not just physically, but that big powerful swing juice employed in pinstripes.

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

    runs would be nice.

    • Pat D

      Patches O’Houlihan has seen better runs in his shorts.

  • vicki

    are swish’s high socks tribute to godner?

  • Christopher

    The $137 million no-hitter.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Swisher is just brutal.

    • Greg

      Were you saying this last year?

    • sangreal

      You can’t be serious. While underperforming a bit, he is far far from brutal

      • The Guns of Navarone

        What the sweet fuck are you watching? A .318 OBP is BRUTAL. He’s swinging at a career high in pitches out of and in the zone. He’s been brutal.

        For serious.

  • Christopher

    Baseball is so boring. It’s much more interesting to talk to last nights losing pitcher.

  • Pat D
  • pat

    Hate how Fox doesn’t have the pitch count listed.

    • Pat D

      I was saying this earlier to my dad. How is it that every regular baseball network shows the pitch count and this fucking network, that televises the World Series, does not?

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

      Fox is terrible at everything. Their news network sucks, their sports broadcasting team sucks, and they cancelled Firefly. I hate Fox.

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

        I understand that was years ago, but never forget!!!

      • Pat D

        They also cancelled Family Guy twice.

        Oh, and their news network is not a news network.

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

          and Futurama, and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!!!!

          • Mike Francessa

            Dollhouse and Fringe too

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

            At least Family Guy and Futurama got picked up by other networks though, Arrested Development and Firefly being canceled are two of the biggest travesties in modern entertainment history.

            • Pat D

              The biggest travesty is NBC renewing Community, only to move it to Fridays and then fire the creator/showrunner.

              I have a feeling next season of Community will be like watching Bewitched when Dick Sargent suddenly replaced Dick York.

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

                replacing the showrunner isn’t anything new, I mean Sienfeld replaced Larry David and continued to be successful, changing it to Friday is going to kill it though. Which is sad, because it’s a very good show.

                • Pat D

                  Seinfeld was noticeably worse after Larry David left.

                • Kramerica Industries

                  Seinfeld was already a dying show by the end of the 7th season.

                  I actually felt a breath of fresh air with season 8, but their final season was awful, by their standards. Ratings were fine, sure, but the show was but an empty husk of what it used to be by that point.

                  The worst episode from seasons 3-5 annihilates the best episode of season 9.

                  • Pat D

                    Worst. Finale. Ever.

                    Which was written by David, too. Makes me hate watching the good episodes because the finale is always in the back of my mind.

                    • Kramerica Industries

                      No doubt.

                      Everything about that episode is trailer trash.

              • bobtaco

                Sony was responsible for firing Dan Harmon, not NBC… but I don’t think they were sad to see him go.

                It was really about get the syndication numbers, which is why NBC doesn’t mind burying it on Fridays… it’s a shame… great show…

                • Pat D

                  NBC could have overruled Sony if they’d given a shit.

                  Don’t know if you saw Harmon’s comments but the head guy at NBC never talked to him at any time, so that’s pretty telling.

            • Genghis

              I hate to defend Fox, but on this issue– no other broadcast networks would have picked up Arrested Development or Firefly in the first place. Had Arrested Development been pitched in 2010 or later, it would have ended up with a long life– on cable.

        • Rick

          We can’t all watch objective news channels like msnbc.

          • Pat D

            Touchy, are we?

            When did I say anything about MSNBC? I find them just as terrible, and I’m supposed to agree with them.

          • Need Pitching

            yeah, cause anybody said they were objective
            neither one is remotely objective

          • sangreal

            Whatever lack of objectivity MSNBC opinion programs have does not compare to Fox (both their opinion and news programming). Don’t think MSNBC has sued for the right for a news program to misinform the public either. Anyways, this is getting off topic.

  • Mike Francessa

    95 or did fox radar burp.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    90 pitches

  • Greg

    Gee has a good changeup tonight; the bane of the Yankees

    • pat

      The bane of all baseball players.

      • Pat D

        The Bane of Batman.

  • Christopher

    It’s that old wise man grand daddy delivery, right? I mean, because Tim never actually makes sense, however he SOUNDS like he does.

  • Christopher

    “Most guys come to the majors because of their arms, Gee came to the major’s because he could pitch.”

    Therefore:

    Most people get brought to the majors because they can’t pitch.

    thanks, Tim.

  • Mike Francessa

    McCarver never forgave the yanks for beating his boston teams

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, while I was out today, I hear a problem now with Brett Gardner, and I can’t even watch this game!

    I hate when the Yankees have to play these Saturday night home games, anyway, since only FOX even ever makes the Yankees (or Mets) ever play Saturday night home games. These two almost always play during daylight hours in New York, which is the way it should be.

  • Mike Francessa

    Hughes with a meatball

  • Wow

    If only the friggin bats would wake up.

  • Rick

    No home runs = no wins

  • Christopher

    Okay, how about some runs, boys?

  • Dino Velvet

    Why are so many people in the stadium cheering Wright’s homer?

    • pat

      Because Mets games sell well on Stubhub.

  • Christopher

    How about some runs, boys?

  • Christopher

    Hey, there’s an echo in here.

  • Tom Q

    Despite the Yankees’ overall respectable record (and position in the standings), this is the kind of game they really seem so far to fail in. Like Kuroda in alot of his games, Phil is pitching well enough to win. Since the opposing starter is also solid, it’ll take a timely hit or two to prevail. And, as we saw in the 1st inning, all too often the Yanks not only miss those opportunities, they seem to toss them away.

    I hope they prove me wrong this inning, but it seems a season-long issue.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Doesn’t the late inning success in 2009 seem like a LONG time ago?

  • Christopher

    Wow, A-rod was late on that pitch.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Get mad

  • Need Pitching

    WTP

  • pat

    Aroid puts that one out.

    • Pat D

      Hit it closer to his hands than the good part of the bat, but keep thinking that.

      • pat

        Yes, I will keep thinking that a roided up Alex muscles that one out.

        • Pat D

          Of course he does. But, you know, he last did roids in 2003 or 2005, not within the last few years.

  • Rick

    Wow how many times has this happen this year.

  • Leg-End

    Productive warning track power.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Joe Buck is like fingernails on a blackboard. I fucking hate him annoucing games.

    • Pat D

      I’d prefer the soothing sound of the blackboard.

      • Mike Nitabach

        He gets so excited when the Mets do something, and is so dispassionate when the Yanks do something. It is ridiculous how biased he is against the Yanks. And his voice sounds like some weird freak llama attendant at a children’s zoo.

  • Need Pitching

    That’s OK.
    Don’t take the walk Robbie.
    Outs are better.

  • Greg

    Again, a good changeup

  • your mom

    Calling a HR here.

    • pat

      BRILLIANT!

      • Jedile

        !!!!

    • Pat D

      Give the man a cigar!

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      you are good, why the hell aren’t you calling more hr’s???

      • your mom

        Can’t over do it.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      I’d settle for a wild pitch

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        God, I hate being on at-bat12 tape delay!

    • Need Pitching

      and what are tonight’s Powerball numbers, please?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Blargh!

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

    NICE THANK YOU TEX!!!!!!!!!! I can leave work happy now :)

  • Christopher

    Yes!!

  • Leg-End

    Tex message.

  • Mike Nitabach

    TEEEEIIIIIIIIISSXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • New Balance Cleats

    TEX!!!!! With a homer, now we have a chance to win this game!

  • Greg

    Well, there’s your homer, Rick

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

    Tex!

  • Rick

    Win in the bag.

  • Jedile

    Of course after the homerun they would show a replay of the ‘good’ curve ball and not the homerun.

    • New Balance Cleats

      That’s fox for you

  • pat

    He finally hit our HR , now we can win this game.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Unsustainable. Not a playoff team.

  • pat

    “Home field advantage is definitely n advantage.”

    • Mike Nitabach

      I hate these fuckers. There are both stupid and ignorant. They make Kay look like a Rhodes scholar.

    • New Balance Cleats
      • New Balance Cleats

        Sorry Reply fail

    • Jack

      As good as Tim McCarver was in the first half of his career, that’s as bad as he’s been in the second half.

      • Pat D

        This is a lie, for Tim McCarver was never good.

        • Jack

          It was a reach, but I had to work in that Family Guy quote somehow.

          • Pat D

            I posted it earlier, but it didn’t show up because I posted the Stewie/Mets fan joke in the same post.

  • pat

    Slider time.

  • Mike Nitabach

    WHAT A CATCH!

  • pat

    Granderson, such a bad OF.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Be thankful it wasn’t a shallow pop up in front of him. He would’ve gone back to the track before coming in.

  • Need Pitching

    Grandy!!!!!

  • Greg

    Quintanilla has some pop in that bat

  • sangreal

    could have tagged and reached second on that. glad he didnt

  • Christopher

    Big time catch.

  • Mike Nitabach

    McCarver is fucking delusional: I don’t think he touched second base on the way back to first.

    No, he didn’t touch it. He stomped on it.

    • sangreal

      Yeah, really not sure how he came up with that one.

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

    Sterling made me think that was a routine fly ball. And then he called Girardi Torre THREE TIMES!!!

    I guess he’s better than McCarver though…

    • Mike Nitabach

      I love when he still refers to Torre as the manager.

    • Pat D

      Eh, everyone makes those Girardi/Torre mistakes. I was listening to the Scott Van Pelt show on the way to work the other day, and one of the NBA announcers was on and he called Kevin Durant “Kevin Garnett” a few times.

  • pat

    Fucking ump, the 0-1 pitch was WHERE?

  • Pat D

    Uh oh, Buck’s getting closer…

  • pat

    It’s not that there was no play, it’s that Martin wanted to catch the guy on 3rd leaning.

  • Christopher

    Nice.

  • Pat D

    Wright’s a bigger threat than Torres? Well, I’m very glad you’re here to tell us these things, Tim.

    Chewie, take the professor in the back and plug him into the hyperdrive!

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

    Phew. Now they can turn things over to Robertson and Mari…crap.

    • Mike Nitabach

      srsly

    • New Balance Cleats

      Don’t realize how much you miss something until its gone

  • New Balance Cleats

    “I think Wright’s a bigger threat (than Andres Torres)”

  • Need Pitching

    Hughes has given up 2 runs or fewer in 14/23 starts since returning from the DL last year

    • Mike Nitabach

      SEND HIM DOWN!!! FIRE GIRARDI!!

    • LiterallyFigurative

      But he sucks!
      Why?
      I’m not sure, but prevailing wisdom is he sucks!

  • pat

    Let’s go Chavy. We need some geico runs.

  • pat

    It would be pretty sweet if Kevin Long were magically able to work some voodoo magic on Martin and bring him back to his ’06-’08 form.

    • Slamalamadingdong

      Id prefer he get Arod back to ’06-’08 form. And by “voodoo magic”, i mean steroids.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Jeter and Youkilis are the only players I can think of that argue a called third strike EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    Youkilis usually throws a fit. Jeter is classy… he’ll just lean in and talk about it.

    • Pat D

      That’s because Jeter is smooth, suave, and sophisticated.

      Youkilis is a Cro-Magnon.

      There’s a fine line.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Swisher argues it every time too, except his does flamboyant gyrations as well.

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

    I really look forward to D-Rob returning.

  • Need Pitching

    Clay!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Scary leverage situation for Rapada. Give him credit.

  • Christopher

    I’m glad we got out of that quickly, but more because it shuts up those two babblin’ booth buffoons.

    • Pat D

      That’s got a good ring.

      BuckCarver: The Babblin’ Booth Buffoons.

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

    Grandyyyyyyyyyyyman

  • Greg

    The Grandyman!

  • pat

    Would anybody else be down for signing Youk next year if the contract is right? I know he’s been off the past couple years, but I think he’s been quietly battling through injuries and has never really taken to the rather abrupt full time switch to 3B he had to make. I think he still has a couple good years in the tank. Sox seem to like Middlebrooks a lot and I wouldn’t be surprised if they let him walk.

    • Betty Lizard

      No. Never. Hate.

    • TwainsYankee

      Oh they will et him walk. My only interest in him coming to the yankees is the hope he does good and causes sox fans more apoplexy. I don’t see a spot for him though, we already have an old thirdbaseman and an old fistbasemen

      • Need Pitching

        DH/Backup3B/Backup1B

        • pat

          Basically taking Chavez’s role.

          • Need Pitching

            I could see it, but only if it was a relatively low base salary on a 1 year deal

      • Jack

        Left field.

        I’m joking, but he wouldn’t be that much worse than Raul.

  • Leg-End

    Grandy man with the garbage time POWWWA.

    • pat

      A 2 run game is garbage time? Lol ok. trololollool

      • Leg-End

        Wooooosh.

  • CBean

    #cured?

  • hogsmog

    Um isn’t Granderson exactly the kind of hitter that hits line drive home runs?

  • Pat D

    Still seems like the Mets are winning this game, doesn’t it?

    • Greg

      You mean it feels like they are currently winning the game right?

      • Pat D

        No, I mean by listening to the Babblin’ Booth Buffoons.

    • Jack

      Nope.

    • pat

      Hah, yup. The futility against Gee gave this a familiar feeling. Had to keep reminding myself we were actually winning.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    It’s better if you watch the game with the sound off on Fox. Dead silence for nearly three hours here. Much better.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Anyone know who is doing the YES telecast for the Braves series?

  • pat

    Wow. Those all fucking looked good.

  • New Balance Cleats

    thanks Tim Tschida

  • Greg

    Well we now know who to blame if this goes awry

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Bay is sad. They’re literally pumping fastballs right down the middle and he simply cannot catch up.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Buck thinks everyone who comes up is only trying to hit a homer

    • pat

      This Jordanny kid is, hah.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Random but, does anyone know when Fox’s rights to the World Series ends?

    • Kramerica Industries

      As of right now – 2013.

  • New Balance Cleats

    Lol completely overmatched right there

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Soriano really is Wetteland 2.0

  • Greg

    There we go

  • Christopher

    Alright, good win.

  • Bunt Gardner

    Listening to McCarver announce a game should be a reminder for everyone to have your parents tested for dementia.

  • pat

    I hate this untucked shirt shit. Have some respect for the uniform.

    • New Balance Cleats

      haha sorry didn’t see your comment. But yeah my coach would make you run poles if anyone did that after one of our games

    • Brian S.

      Who cares?

      • pat

        Apparently me and that other dude.

      • New Balance Cleats

        fans who don’t like there players looking selfish…I guess not everybody can have the class that Mo does

  • New Balance Cleats

    Hate the way Soriano untucks his shirt after every game

    • pat

      Heh, +1.

      • Kramerica Industries

        +2

    • Tom

      I don’t like it, but it’s at least better than doing some sort of rain dance (Valverede) or shooting fake arrows into the sky (Rodney).

      • Kramerica Industries

        Fernando Rodney can kiss the fat part of my ass.

  • Mike Nitabach

    WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dontchaknow

    dontchaknow

  • Tom

    That tack on run was huge…. who knows what that inning looks like after a leadoff walk, but it would probably have involved bunts and/or steals.