Game 58: Win It For Brett


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.


  1. forensic says:

    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 says:

      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.

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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

    At least this made me giggle:

  5. j6takish says:

    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

  6. sangreal says:

    Hughes finally got a haircut?

  7. Christopher says:

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

  8. sangreal says:

    is today a holiday? Just noticed the caps

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

  10. Christopher says:


  11. New Balance Cleats says:

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

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

  12. New Balance Cleats says:

    “Fans don’t like rebuilding years.”

    *insert “you don’t say” meme*

  13. The Guns of Navarone says:

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

  14. Christopher says:

    Yep, mow ‘em down.

  15. bobo says:

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

  16. Mike Axisa says:

    Sheesh, Russ threw him out by a mile.

  17. 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.

  18. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  19. sangreal says:

    RISP hit!

  20. OMG RISPNONFAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  22. Mike Axisa says:

    A-Rod! With a man in scoring position!

  23. 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.

  24. pat says:

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

  25. bobo says:

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

  26. New Balance Cleats says:

    It’s like deja vu all over again

  27. pat says:

    Son of bitch.

  28. Greg says:

    Well they got their hit with RISP for the night

  29. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Gah. Lord Voldemort taketh and he giveth…

  30. 718 (Bronx) says:

    Yankees are pathetic!

  31. Rick says:

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

  32. cjc says:

    You seriously can’t make this shit up unreal

  33. pat says:

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

  34. pat says:

    A changeup!!!!

  35. Mike Francessa says:

    Outfield options
    David Dejesus
    Coco crisp

  36. cjc says:

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

  37. Kevin G. says:

    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.

  38. Mike Francessa says:

    Trade for maxwell back he raked in st

  39. pat says:

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

  40. Mike Francessa says:

    Maybe the bravesnhave a guy they want to get rid of

  41. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  42. pat says:

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

  43. New Balance Cleats says:

    The lady in the toyota commercial is not attractive.

  44. New Balance Cleats says:

    Quintanilla? Come on Phil

  45. Mike Axisa says:


    • Ivan says:

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

      • Greg says:

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

      • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • The Guns of Navarone says:

        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.

  46. pat says:

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

  47. your mom says:

    Did he really give up a HR to that guy?

  48. Mike Francessa says:

    Joe buck hates Coughlin!

  49. Cuso says:

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

  50. Pat D says:

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

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

  52. Pat D says:

    Wow, Rosenthal didn’t sound robotic for once.

  53. Christopher says:

    Is it against booth rules to discuss game?

  54. your mom says:

    CGrand in a slump?

  55. Christopher says:

    Fan fail.

  56. pat says:

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

  57. Pat D says:

    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.

  58. Mister D says:

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

  59. Hall and Nokes says:

    Why the f’ed up hats tonight?

  60. Pat D says:

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

  61. Christopher says:

    Looked Jeter could have gotten that.

  62. The Guns of Navarone says:

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

  63. pat says:

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

  64. Christopher says:

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

  65. Need Pitching says:

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

    useful insight

  66. Pat D says:

    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.

  67. pat says:

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

  68. Need Pitching says:

    love the 0-2 walk

  69. Jedile says:

    Duda slightly resembles Jason Giambi.

  70. vicki says:

    are swish’s high socks tribute to godner?

  71. Christopher says:

    The $137 million no-hitter.

  72. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Swisher is just brutal.

  73. Christopher says:

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

  74. pat says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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?

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

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

      • Pat D says:

        They also cancelled Family Guy twice.

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

        • and Futurama, and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!!!!

          • Mike Francessa says:

            Dollhouse and Fringe too

          • 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 says:

              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.

              • 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 says:

                  Seinfeld was noticeably worse after Larry David left.

                • Kramerica Industries says:

                  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 says:

                    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.

              • bobtaco says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

              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 says:

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

          • Pat D says:

            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 says:

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

          • sangreal says:

            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.

  75. Mike Francessa says:

    95 or did fox radar burp.

  76. Dan in Atlanta says:

    90 pitches

  77. Greg says:

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

  78. Christopher says:

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

  79. Christopher says:

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


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

    thanks, Tim.

  80. Mike Francessa says:

    McCarver never forgave the yanks for beating his boston teams

  81. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  82. Mike Francessa says:

    Hughes with a meatball

  83. Wow says:

    If only the friggin bats would wake up.

  84. Rick says:

    No home runs = no wins

  85. Christopher says:

    Okay, how about some runs, boys?

  86. Dino Velvet says:

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

  87. Christopher says:

    How about some runs, boys?

  88. Christopher says:

    Hey, there’s an echo in here.

  89. Tom Q says:

    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.

  90. Christopher says:

    Wow, A-rod was late on that pitch.

  91. Need Pitching says:


  92. pat says:

    Aroid puts that one out.

  93. Rick says:

    Wow how many times has this happen this year.

  94. Leg-End says:

    Productive warning track power.

  95. Mike Nitabach says:

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

  96. Need Pitching says:

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

  97. Greg says:

    Again, a good changeup

  98. your mom says:

    Calling a HR here.

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

  100. Christopher says:


  101. Leg-End says:

    Tex message.

  102. Mike Nitabach says:


  103. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  104. Greg says:

    Well, there’s your homer, Rick

  105. Rick says:

    Win in the bag.

  106. Jedile says:

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

  107. pat says:

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

  108. Mike Nitabach says:

    Unsustainable. Not a playoff team.

  109. pat says:

    “Home field advantage is definitely n advantage.”

  110. pat says:

    Slider time.

  111. Mike Nitabach says:


  112. pat says:

    Granderson, such a bad OF.

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

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

  113. Need Pitching says:


  114. Greg says:

    Quintanilla has some pop in that bat

  115. sangreal says:

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

  116. Christopher says:

    Big time catch.

  117. Mike Nitabach says:

    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.

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

    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 says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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.

  119. pat says:

    Fucking ump, the 0-1 pitch was WHERE?

  120. Pat D says:

    Uh oh, Buck’s getting closer…

  121. pat says:

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

  122. Christopher says:


  123. Pat D says:

    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!

  124. Mike Axisa says:

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

  125. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  126. Need Pitching says:

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

  127. pat says:

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

  128. pat says:

    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 says:

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

  129. The Guns of Navarone says:

    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.

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

    I really look forward to D-Rob returning.

  131. Need Pitching says:


  132. Cuso says:

    Scary leverage situation for Rapada. Give him credit.

  133. Christopher says:

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

  134. Mike Axisa says:


  135. Greg says:

    The Grandyman!

  136. pat says:

    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.

  137. Leg-End says:

    Grandy man with the garbage time POWWWA.

  138. CBean says:


  139. hogsmog says:

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

  140. Pat D says:

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

  141. Dan in Atlanta says:

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

  142. Dan in Atlanta says:

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

  143. pat says:

    Wow. Those all fucking looked good.

  144. New Balance Cleats says:

    thanks Tim Tschida

  145. Greg says:

    Well we now know who to blame if this goes awry

  146. The Guns of Navarone says:

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

  147. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  148. New Balance Cleats says:

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

  149. New Balance Cleats says:

    Lol completely overmatched right there

  150. Dan in Atlanta says:

    Soriano really is Wetteland 2.0

  151. Greg says:

    There we go

  152. Christopher says:

    Alright, good win.

  153. Bunt Gardner says:

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

  154. pat says:

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

  155. New Balance Cleats says:

    Hate the way Soriano untucks his shirt after every game

  156. Mike Nitabach says:


  157. dontchaknow says:


  158. Tom says:

    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.

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