Jun
10

Game 59: Bragging Rights

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(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

The Yankees have already won the series and while that is always the goal — two out of every three is a 108-win pace — it’s time to get greedy and finish off the sweep. There are bragging rights are on the line and in this age of the internet, bragging rights are worth more than ever. Here’s the lineup…

DH Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
LF Andruw Jones
Russell Martin
SS Jayson Nix

LHP Andy Pettitte

Today’s game starts a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on both YES and WPIX locally as well as TBS nationally. Enjoy.

Freddy Garcia Update: Garcia is back with the team after going home to Venezuela following his grandfather’s death. He’s been activated off the bereavement list and Ryota Igarashi has been sent back to Triple-A.

Hiroki Kuroda Update: Kuroda (foot) threw his regular between starts bullpen this afternoon. He’s expected to be good to go for his next start, but we won’t know for sure until Joe Girardi speaks after the game.

  • Greg

    So…. is Bob Arum a crook?

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Of course he is.

      That fight was probably fixed to get Manny another multi-million dollar payday against a safe opponent leading up to the superfight with Mayweather sometime in 2013.

      • RetroRob

        It’s one of the problems with boxing overall. As much as I like boxing, I have no level of trust in it.

      • DM

        Arum’s a gangster — and boxing is probably the most corrupt sport — maybe horseracing as well.

        But I don’t think this sets up a fight with Floyd in 2013; I think it’s Manny generating PPV interest in a trilogy with Bradley since he and Floyd can’t reach an agreement. Manny will win next time and the time after that.

        • RetroRob

          A trilogy? Hmmm, I’m not even sure I want to see a rematch.

          • DM

            I didn’t want to see the first fight — and I love boxing.

    • Pat D

      Part of me would like to think that the guys who favored Bradley on their cards were punishing Pacquiao for his anti-gay comments.

    • RI$P FTW

      Their Athletic Commission is garbage. It goes beyond one sport.

  • pat

    Wow, two games in a row on public TV for us poor people? AMAZING.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Who calls the game on WPIX?

    • Greg

      The SNY crew. Darling, Cohen, and Hernandez

    • pat

      Looks like Franco, Adam Rubin and some other dude I don’t recognize.

      • pat

        Whoops, maybe those are the pregame guys, my bad!

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      I remember the old days when the Yankees were on WPIX with Phil Rizzuto, Bill White and Frank Messer.

      • RetroRob

        I still have problems with the Mets on WPIX and the Yankees on My9, which used to be WOR. WPIX should be the Yankees channel.

        • goterpsgo

          Same thoughts here. I recall watching Rizzuto calling the games. And the kids shouting “PIX! PIX! PIX!” into their phones.

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

    can we just fast forward ten minutes into the future and get this game started.

  • pat

    When the opponent is starting Scott Hairston in the effing cleanup spot you need to win the game.

    • Greg

      Be careful of that. Scott Hairston has been killing lefties this year

  • pat

    Wow, I’m loving the zoom in for Roll Call. Take note YES.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, the ball’s not carrying today.

    • Greg

      Not that way at least.

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

    quickest half inning ever.

    • jjyank

      Love it. Go Andy!

    • pat

      Yankees will see your short half inning and raise you a shorter one.

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

    What happened to Mike “He’s going to be better than Hughes(Francesa)” Pelfrey?

    • Greg

      Injured. He was off to a good start this year as well

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

        That’s why I asked, I remember him getting off to a hot start.

  • pat

    To me it looked like he was trying to front door the curve, not backdoor it.

    • Jack

      In through the out door?

      • Pat D

        The Zeppelin album for non-Zeppelin fans.

        • RI$P FTW

          Did they steal all of those songs, too?

          • Pat D

            ?

            • DARREN

              Looks like Jake Holmes is posting on RAB.

  • RetroRob

    Looks like this game will be done by 2:05.

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

      That would be pretty awesome.

  • Greg

    See what I mean. Hairston kills lefties

  • pat

    Of course.

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice to see we have an UTL infielder that cant field..

    • Greg

      You want Nunez out there?

      • pat

        Don’t bother.

      • Pat D

        He might have gotten to the ball. Where it would end up after that is anyone’s guess.

        • jjyank

          I’ll go with the Ball Boy.

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

          I’d say camera well.

    • RI$P FTW

      or a starter.

      • jjyank

        Hahaha you think Jeter gets to that ball?

        • RI$P FTW

          No. Re-read.

  • Greg

    Pettitte not as sharp as he was last time out

    • Hummingbird S.

      he’s pitching to the corners and getting groundballs.. unfortunately the HP ump is blind and the D has been awful..

      • jjyank

        Yeah, given good defensive plays and a more liberal ump, Andy could easily have gotten out of this inning without a run.

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

          Can’t do anything about the ump, Cano not making the play was the big blunder.

          • jjyank

            Oh I know, I’m not complaining about the ump. Just saying that on a different day, Andy could have also looked pretty good this inning.

  • Pat D

    Not liking this strike zone.

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

    Robbie… :(

  • Greg

    This is feeling like a loss already. Early but so far nothing has gone Andy’s way

    • RI$P FTW

      A great pitcher picks up his team, no?

      • Greg

        I could mince words and say ace and great pitcher are not the same thing, but you got me. Thanks for making mr feel more miserable

  • Kramerica Industries

    Groundballs of death this inning.

    Jesus.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad luck + bad D = big innings..

  • wow

    between the ump and the shoddy defense, I don’t know what’s worse.

  • Ethan

    Sigh, I know it’s still very early in the game but I only get to watch 1, maybe 2 games a week. Would be nice if they didn’t get blown out. C’mon Andy!

  • pat

    Ugh, this is the National Leaguiest of rallies. Soft ground balls, errors, blah.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now I can see why the Angels canned the Fizz.

    Decided to take the easy way instead of watching Kay and YES today – wow this guy is terrible. No voice or feel for the game at all.

  • jjyank

    Jesus this is a really obnoxious inning.

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

      +1

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This is gonna get ugly.

    • pat

      NOPE. Andy will get us through this.

      • Greg

        No he will get through it. The problem is his pitch count will be through the roof and we will be in an early hole

        • pat

          It’s ok. Phelpsie is due for a tantalizingly good outing.

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

          40 pitches is hardly through the roof. He’ll be out there to start the 7th if he settles down.

  • Athenian

    Well you knew Pettitte was due for an average outing. Now lets see if the offense can pick up a pitching staff that has been saving their asses. Return the favor.

    • Hummingbird S.

      I still think this hasnt been his fault.. strikezone is awful and the defense was even worse.

      • Athenian

        Agree. But he can’t rely on a friendly umpire all the time. Offense needs to show up again like Friday night…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Huge pitch to Wright.

  • jjyank

    Okay Andy. One more. The Yanks can score more than 3 for ya, just get out of this here.

    • RI$P FTW

      Is he checking this thread from the clubhouse?

      • jjyank

        Yup.

        • RI$P FTW

          He did leave early last night, according to Hughes (Pettitte’s a real team guy, you know). Maybe he had to hurry home and read the game summary?

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

            The next day’s starting pitcher leaves every game early.

            • jjyank

              Go to read RAB.

              • jjyank

                Bah. *To go read RAB.

  • Ethan

    Good work Andy! Holding it to 3 runs! Well done! Let’s go now offense!

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

    Teh sky iz falling!!! OH NOES WE GONNA LOSE!!!

    Or it’s the bottom of the second inning and we’re down by 3.

  • RetroRob

    Looks like this game will be done by 7:05.

  • jjyank

    Thank you Andy.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Tim McCarver would like to point out that leadoff walks are bad.

  • Hummingbird S.

    lets hope the offense was paying attention.. take pitches because the strikezone is really small

    • Greg

      So far yes they hAVE

  • Crime Dog

    Robbie really needs to stop making it blatantly obvious when he’s taking all the way, unless he’s baiting the pitcher (which he easily could be, but I have never seen him swing after obviously taking a ball all the way the pitch before)

  • pat

    Let’s go Swish. Just pass the baton, no need to try and get wild.

    • pat

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. I love ya Swish, but I have no fucking clue what that was.

  • Mike Nitabach

    FIRE GIRARDI!

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

    Difference between now and earlier in the season, after a four pitch lead off walk to A-Rod Robbie waited for a strike. Earlier in the season after four pitch walks it seemed like who ever was up was flailing at the first pitch.

    SWISH WHAT THE FUCK?!?!!?!?!?!?

  • Kramerica Industries

    What in the world was Swisher thinking?

    Brutal.

  • Hummingbird S.

    really? what a fucking awful idea..

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

    Anytime you can give an out to a pitcher struggling to throw strikes, do it.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Man I hope that Girardi didn’t call that bunt. Ridiculous decision.

    • Greg

      Girardi’s not that stupid

  • FIPster Doofus

    What the fuck was that, Swisher?

  • teddy

    bench swisher now moron

  • wow

    holycrapareyouserious

  • Greg

    Only thing I can think of that Swisher was bunting for a hit

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      If he was he would’ve been running out of the box.

      /stupid baseball

  • RetroRob

    Really? A bunt?

    Whisky.Tango.Foxtrot

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

    Seriously that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of happening on a baseball field. Ever.

    • RetroRob

      Trying to think who I’d be more annoyed at. If Girardi called it, or Swisher did it himself. I think Girardi, because it would reinforce that he believes in bunting so much he’s taking it to a new level. That had to be Swisher’s doing.

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

        It has to be Swish doing that on his own. If Girardi called that he deserves a bitch slap and to be disallowed in the dugout for a couple games.

        • RetroRob

          I mean, even if he got the bunt down and got a base hit, I’d still be questioning it.

  • jjyank

    …bunt?!

  • jjyank

    Even Michael Kay didn’t get the bunt!

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing. When even Kay isn’t down with your ridiculous small-ball, you know you messed up.

  • RI$P FTW

    Everyone’s being too harsh on Swisher. Give him a break. He was probably practicing his wacky moves in front of a mirror all night.

    • RI$P FTW

      He’s so extreme. It’s like…crazy.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Yanks need a run here.

  • RI$P FTW

    When did the Mets pick up Dallas Braden?

  • Brandon

    I wasnt sure Girardi could get any dumber with all the dumb decisions he has made over his tenure. Then that just happened. What the fuck?!?!?!?! Is Joe serious with that?

    If that was all Swisher’s doing, he needs to be taken out of the game immediately. I dont care if it leaves us short handed. That was just about the dumbest possible thing someone can do.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      There’s no way in hell Girardi called that. He did that on his own, without question.

    • jjyank

      Pretty sure that was Swisher’s call, and I’m pretty sure taking him out of the game would also be stupid. This isn’t little league, where benching a player to make a point can help. Swisher in the game gives the team the best chance to win going forward, bad bunt decision or not.

      • Brandon

        It does give us the best chance to win, but you can’t excuse that type of decision though. Theres stupid decisions, and then there are unexcusable stupid decisions. Calling a bunt in that situation was past unexcusable. That could have possibly been the dumbest decision I have ever seen in baseball..

        • jjyank

          It was stupid. I hope Swisher got bitched out by Girardi in between innings. But making the line up weaker to prove a generally meaningless point (in the scheme of things) is also stupid.

    • pat

      I’d have to say taking him out and leaving the team shorthanded would be dumber.

  • Hummingbird S.

    yankees formula – get a runner in scoring position, do nothing after..

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Swisher single-handedly torpedoed that inning.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Swisher fucked up the entire inning.

  • wow

    idiotic. it’s amazing how unwatchable this team can be.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I didn’t know Niese could dial it up to 94.

    Swisher gave him a freebie, but that was still a nice job by the Mets starter.

  • Greg

    Should I put this in the loss column yet? Its feeling like it.

    I know Girardi is not that stupid to pull that.

    • Hummingbird S.

      All Swisher.. dumb fuck

  • teddy

    mets get three, yanks get nothing, bench swisher, he ruined the inning .

    • jjyank

      Stupid bunt, yes, but benching him accomplishes nothing.

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

        He’ll never bunt again in that spot.

        • jjyank

          Bitching him out in the dugout can accomplish that without making the line up weaker too.

        • Kramerica Industries

          I’ve seen Swish bunt in the 9th inning of a one run game with the closer desperately on the ropes…and fail.

          If he’ll do it then, he is apt to do it at any time. And likely fail as well.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      What’s the point of benching him? Nothing positive comes from replacing a good hitter with Wise/Nix.

      Tell Swish that it was freaking moronic when he comes back to the bench, and move on.

    • Mike Nitabach

      As has been pointed out above, this isn’t little league, and you don’t bench a guy in the middle of a game to make a point.

  • Mike Nitabach

    This Mets pitcher has an interesting throwing motion. There is something compact or abbreviated or whatever. (Not a pitching expert so I’m not sure how to describe it.)

  • Brian S.

    If Girardi called for that he should be fired immediately.

  • cjc

    Honestly i will not miss swisher

  • stuart a

    shrewd move by swisher. that was on his own. he is a real scholar. what a joke, clown…the baseball iq of a dog.

    cano error cost them 2 runs not 1…

    this team cannot hit with RISP, it is staggering…..

    • jjyank

      A little harsh for one ill timed bunt.

      • Greg

        One VERY ill timed bunt. That could cost us a win against the Mets and a game in the standings.

        • jjyank

          It could or it couldn’t. You can’t assume Swish gets a hit instead either. I’m not defending the bunt, but the amount of insults being thrown at Swisher for something we won’t even remember a week from now is a little ridiculous.

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

      Oh hey suart…whatta you know. I was worried we’d never hear from you again because both the team and Alex have played decently as of late.

  • Jamey

    I hope Girardi finally gets what he’s always wanted for Christmas this year, a time machine to take him back where he can manage a NL team in the late 1970’s.

  • Brian S.

    Remember when Swisher bunted against Boston last year when there was already one out? That was just as bad.

  • Athenian

    Too many 3-2 counts.

  • Greg

    Yep its that kind of day for the Yankees. We should all turn off the game now

    • Mike Nitabach

      It’s only the top of the third. Lots more baseball to be played.

      • jjyank

        Also its only 3 runs. Not exactly a blowout.

  • stuart a

    swisher is so avg. hitting 250 for him is good…..

    i will enjoy the day that clown is gone. bunting on his own in that spot is inexcusable for the level of stupidity…

    • jjyank

      I’ll remember that when Swisher leaves via free agency and we can’t get another right fielder that can hit 25-30 homers a year.

      • Greg

        Carlos Quentin says hi

        • jjyank

          That wasn’t my point.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Seriously. The guy made a stupid mistake. No need to pillory him.

        • pat

          That’s what the internet is for.

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

        BJ Upton would be a perfect replacement for Swish in my eyes. I really think they should let Swish walk and sign Upton to replace him. He’s younger, more athletic, also he could replace Granderson if we let him walk the following year. Nothing against Swish at all, I just think Upton is a better option going forward.

        • Greg

          No. Upton is just like Reyes. Playing great in a contract year

          • pat

            Upton rocking a nice .344 BABIP, which corresponds nicely with his 30 point bump in BA. No thanks, Upton.

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

              His LD% is also higher than it’s been his entire career, you can’t just look at BABIP, you have to look at his Line Drive Rate, Fly Ball Rate, and Ground ball rate. His BABIP might be up because his LD% is up, not just happinstance of more groundballs getting through and what not.

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

            I just checked to make sure I’m not crazy, both players had very good careers before their contract year, and played even better in their contract year…

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

            Upton’s 27 years old. His contract year isn’t a contract year, it’s a player entering his prime years.

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

          Upton is the one guy they could bring in that most fans would dislike more than Swisher.

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

            Mike, this isn’t the first time we’ve discussed this, and it seems that you like Upton as a player but believe that he’s a bad fit because fans would hate the hell out of him…am I reading this right?

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

              Oh I don’t care what the fans thing, Upton’s a really good player and I’d be happy to have him on the Yankees (under reasonable terms, of course).

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

                I can’t figure out what a good contract for him would be though…he plays an outstanding outfield, steals a good amount of bases, and has decent-above average power. But he doesn’t have the best On Base skills.

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

                  I’d go five years on him no problem at that age. 5/60? Works for me. He does literally everything but hit for average. Walks, homers, steals, great defense … does it all.

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

                    5/60?! Shit, sign me up in a heartbeat. I’ll drive down to Tampa and pick him up myself.

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

                      I am very, very good and underestimating free agent contracts.

                    • Brian S.

                      I bet he asks for Adam Jones money.

          • DM

            He won’t fit the budget but I think he’d thrive here surrounded by older all-stars who have rings. I think the big stage would bring out the best in him. He has all the talent in the world.

  • pat

    Apparently you don’t fuck with the Hairston. I apologize everyone.

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

      List of people you don’t fuck with:
      Chuck Norris
      Scott Hairston

      that is all.

  • RI$P FTW

    Maybe Swish can replace Millar or Sean Casey as MLBN’s resident wacky guy.

  • First time lawng time

    The Yankees always seem to do poorly whenever I watch them.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Classic.

  • Dela G

    that was funny

  • Mike Nitabach

    I love that play.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Kiss him on the cheek? Coney, were you out partying again last night?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Coney was out doing the El Duque

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        When he said that for whatever reason, my thoughts went immediately to that commercial.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The balk premise doesn’t make sense to begin with.

    “Not allowed to deceive the baserunner.”

    WTF do you think pitcher’s are trying to do in pick-off situations? No deception will ruin the whole point.

    • Mike N

      http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/officia.....cher_8.jsp

      I just tried to read this rule and understand the balk–I am a registered patent attorney and know how to understand complicated rules–and my brain nearly melted.

    • jjyank

      It’s like the definition for a check swing. “Intent to swing”. What? Every time the bat moves, the batter has the intent to swing! Strange wording.

  • mike_h

    Hairston TOOTBLAN

  • Dela G

    that’s crazy that cone didnt even play full time high school baseball

  • pat

    54 pitches through 3. Pretty much back on schedule. Yay AP.

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

      David Phelps could use some work anyway.

  • Mike N

    That was a better inning for Pettite.

  • Greg

    Swisher saying “I thought the third baseman wouldn’t charge…”

  • RetroRob

    If Jeter decides to bunt…

    • RetroRob

      …then I’d agree, since it was better than a double play.

      • pat

        Hah.

  • wow

    Man on first!. Bunt him over NOW!!!!11!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    very predictable

  • Greg

    Well done Cone, well done

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Jesus Jeter, come the frick on.

  • Kramerica Industries

    At long last, Jeter finally seems to have fallen back into that shell-of-himself version that we saw until June of 2011.

    Another instance of idiocy.

    • Greg

      What idiocy?

    • jjyank

      Jeter slumping is idiocy?

      • Kramerica Industries

        Niese has been spotty all day.

        Swinging 2-0 wasn’t likely going to yield a great result.

        • jjyank

          It’s a hitter’s count. I don’t fault him for swinging in a 2-0 count. The GIDP was a frustrating result, but swinging 2-0 is not nearly as bad as swinging at the first pitch or 3-0.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter could use a week off..

  • flamingo

    Jeter’s BA has dropped by what, a hundred points in the past month? There’s unsustainable production and then there’s a terrible slump and way too many ground balls.

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

      Sounds like the highs and lows of a baseball season, only taken to a slight extreme :/

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      I don’t even care that he’s slumping. I care that he’s GIDP at ridiculous times to kill momentum.

      Slumps happen. The God-awful timing of his GIDPs are sickening.

      • Mike N

        I don’t understand how you think he is “timing” GIDPs.

  • Pat D

    Jeter and Granderson are getting on my nerves.

    • Kosmo

      mine too ! 11 GDP for jeter and don´t get me started on Curtis.

    • Hummingbird S.

      top of the order hitters that cant get on base… something is not right

  • Greg

    Problem is that the Rays are kicking the crap out of the Marlins and they will be further ahead in first place. If Orioles win, they pass us too.

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

      … they’ll be up by one game. Who the hell cares.

      • Greg

        First place by J16th will become less of a possibility.

        • jjyank

          Who cares who’s in first by June 16th?

          • Greg

            Professor Longoose does. He made that guarantee some time ago

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

            Somebody a month or so ago guaranteed that the Yankees would be in first place by June 16th

    • Kramerica Industries

      Marlins had that great month of May, then start of June by getting swept in back to back series at home, by the Braves and Rays.

      Somehow, I’m not shocked. They’ll be streaky all season because, frankly, they aren’t all that strong a team.

    • RI$P FTW

      These games don’t count at the end of the season. Only September games count.

  • Mike N

    I’m not worried about the Os.

  • Pat D

    Willie Mays, Duke Snider…

    • Pat D

      Yogi…

      • Pat D

        and Rickey, which I remember just as they reveal the damned answer.

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

      I didn’t see the question, but Yogi and Rickey were no-brainers.

      • Pat D

        And yet it took me a minute to remember Yogi and I remembered Rickey only at the end. Mays and Duke I remembered straight away. So weird.

  • Mike N

    All right. Let’s get something going this inning!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Pettitte has righted his ship. Now let’s see if the offense can wake up from their Sunday drive mentality.

  • pat

    My goodness this new Adam Sandler movie looks horrific. When you start quoting random Twitter users in your previews that doesn’t bode well.

  • Athenian

    Ok, now time for some offense. Make this hack work, tired of seeing his cocky stroll off the mound between innings. Dude, you play for the Mets, that’s B league.

  • RetroRob

    Am I the only one who wants the lions to be sent to the bank in the Chase commercial?

    • Athenian

      Nope. Was thinking that the bank employees should be wearing the meat suits from the Degree commercials. Then lock the doors from the outside.

    • jjyank

      As an employee of a bank…I’m in favor of it. Some customers deserve to get eaten by a lion.

      • RI$P FTW

        This comment explains a lot.

        • jjyank

          ? What does that mean?

  • jjyank

    Hopefully Andy is pulling a CC “THAT’S ALL THEY GET!” and the Yanks come back and score some runs.

  • Ethan

    shit!

  • Hummingbird S.

    warning track power.. 2012 alex

  • Mike N

    Crap. Is the wind blowing in today?

  • pat

    Not anymore, Alex. :(

  • Greg

    Balls not carrying today anywhere

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I think it’s time to call up Dickerson.

  • Hummingbird S.

    theres Cano.. hacking his way into a shitty AB

    • pat

      And a .293/.348/.533 line on the year,

      • RetroRob

        Cano is excellent, but he’d be an elite hitter if he had just a bit of plate discipline.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Im sorry, you’re right. That was an excellent AB.

  • Greg

    Cant blame Swisher on that at bat. The 3-1 pitch was a ball called a strike.

    This is just one of those games where nothing is going the Yankees way

    • RetroRob

      …so far.

      I have faith they’ll have at least one big inning here.

      Pettitte’s control issues in the 2nd hurt, although three of the four hits he’s give up were bleeders, including one by Jeter I think most SS’s would have had.

      • Hummingbird S.

        It’s Nix on the field. But he looks like he has the same range as Jeter going to his left

        • RetroRob

          Thanks.

          Watching the game with the sound off. Didn’t realize Jeter wasn’t in the field. But, yeah, I don’t think Nix has any great range out there either.

        • JohnnyC

          Worse. Can’t believe Cashman would leave the team without a real shortstop on the bench. Send down Nunez if you want but bring in a viable shortstop. Even Ramiro Pena.

      • Ethan

        Nix you mean?

    • RI$P FTW

      It’s a conspiracy.

      • Brian S.

        Pettitte didn’t get the outside corner in the second inning. But Niese gets up and away. That pisses me off.

    • Hummingbird S.

      strikezone has been awful, and it’s hurting the Yankees a lot more than the Mets

    • Kosmo

      it ain´t over till it´s over

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

      This is just one of those games where nothing is going the Yankees way

      Except for when Niese gift-wrapped the Yankees two base-runners to lead off the second. Hard enough to beat the other team, don’t need to beat your own stupidity as well.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Those Braves jerseys are sharp.

  • Mike N

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Pettitte’s a maniac today.

    Time for the O to follow suit.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Andy in fine form.

  • RetroRob

    Pick-offs #100 and 101 today.

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

      They weren’t pickoffs, the runner has to break back to the base to be a pickoff.

  • Crime Dog

    Seems like the Mets’ book on Andy is run, run, run

  • pat

    While he has stymied us so far, I feel like Neise has been on the verge of imploding.

    • pat

      As he blows away Jones Martin and Nix. I will stop insulting their players as of now.

  • Crime Dog

    Side note: does it bug anyone else when Jeter DH’s? It leaves little wiggle room for late in the game when you may want to PH for Nix, because nobody else on the bench can play SS and you don’t want to lose the DH

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

      Can’t give up that bat!

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

        That said, Jeter should be in the lineup against a lefty.

        • Brian S.

          Jeter has been awful since April 27 and is the worst defensive player in baseball. I’m slowly starting to resent him like I did last season.

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

            He’s not even the worst defensive player on the team.

            • Brian S.

              League worst UZR…

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

                Who the hell cares about UZR two months into the season.

                • Brian S.

                  I do.

        • Crime Dog

          Yes he should, it would’ve been nice to see him sit vs Gee last night and get a full day off

  • pat

    Oof, I bet that freaking kills.

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

    The 2-2 Struck-no no he foul ti *pause* no he struck him out.

    John Sterling at his best everybody. Also, if I didn’t know Jeter was DHing, I’d think he’s at short with the amount of time He’s called Nix Jeter.

    • Mike N

      Hahahahahah. I wonder if Waldman could do play-by-play?

      • flamingo

        Oh god no.

        • Tut

          Has his eyesight really gotten that bad?

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

            In his defense the catcher did drop the ball, and Jones back swing hit the catcher on the wrist.

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

        I’d hang myself. then swallow a whole bunch of pills. then slit my wrists. then put a bullet in my brain. just to be safe.

        • Mike N

          HAHAHAHAHAH! I think it would be pretty entertaining to hear Suzyn do play-by-play. After drinking an entire bottle of gin.

          • Mike N

            And I meant me drinking the gin, not Suzyn.

        • JohnnyC

          Good to know. Will file it away for future reference. Oh, look, Waldman’s doing play-by-play…permanently.

  • 718 (Bronx)

    Offense is dead and so is this game. Yankees won 2 of 3, that’s good enough.

    • Mike N

      It’s only 3-0 and sixth inning, so don’t lose hope.

  • Dennis

    Cone coming with that ether.

  • Greg

    Just feels like a fait accompli. 2 of 3 is alright.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Anyone know who is doing the YES broadcasts for the Atlanta series?

  • Ivan

    Cmon offesne lets go..

  • Brian S.

    Niese looks like Cliff Lee out there

    • JohnnyC

      He was far more handsome before Carlos Beltran paid for his nose job. This is true. I’m not making this up.

  • Will The Thrill

    Yanks can’t get even a damn single and capitalize on a RISP opportunity early, then the opposing team’s pitcher gets his confidence back and settles in. How many times must we go through this?

    • pat

      Happens with every single team in baseball.

    • Greg

      I dont know how that could injure anybody. He caught it clean in the hand in a natural position. It would sting but it shouldn’t be that bad

      • Mike N

        It could bruise pretty good.

  • Mike N

    OH, SHIT!

  • Pat D

    Oh, for the love of something…

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

    Andy, if you’re not ok I’ll kill you.

  • pat

    Looks like he’s in a lot of pain. Trying to gut it out. Andy is a warrior.

  • Ivan

    you guys are really conceeding this game?!?!

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

      Many fans give up after the other teams takes the lead.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        Those are not “fans.”

  • Greg

    I cant understand how that can injure a person. He caught it clean in the hand. IT would sting yes, but it shouldn’t break anything

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

      Oh yes it could, the bones in your hand are flimsy little things.

      • Greg

        But it didn’t hit any of the fingers or the wrist. he caught it in his palm in a natural position. Plus it was a bouncer so the velocity and force would be less than if on the fly

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

      Maybe not an actual injury, but it could swell up alot, and if his fingers are swollen then maybe he can’t get good grip on his pitches.

  • RI$P FTW

    Another genius athlete.

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

      Yes, because I’m sure you have complete control of your reflexes to not reach for something coming at you fast or put your hand out to break a fall.

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

        Don’t waste your time.

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

          I normally wouldn’t but that’s literally reflex to reach your hand out to try to catch something coming near you. Especially if you’ve played any kind of sport in your life and you’ve been taught catching the ball/stopping the puck is a good thing.

      • jjyank

        This. You and I have discussed this several times haha.

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

          Haha, in related news, my hand is almost completely healed…hopefully the rest of the scab comes off/can be peeled off within the next couple days.

          • jjyank

            Good to hear.

    • jjyank

      Instincts. It’s a reaction, one that I’m willing to bet you’d make with a ball coming right at you as well.

      • RI$P FTW

        Yes. It’s instinct to flail your hand at a hard object that would otherwise not hit you.
        I know I always flail my hand out at cars that drive by, so they can hit my hand and not simply drive by.

        • jjyank

          Worst analogy ever. Do you catch cars with your hand for a living? These guys are trained to catch balls hit to them so they can make outs. It’s instinct. Why do you think so many pitchers do that?

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

          If a car is coming at you full speed you don’t stick your hand out to protect yourself? Weird.

        • Crime Dog

          No its instincts to catch the ball, you know, the point of playing DEFENSE, or what a player does every inning

          • jjyank

            Yup. All RI$P’s comment told me is that he hasn’t played sports.

  • flamingo

    Andy…

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

    any winces or anything while throwing? I mean don’t get me wrong, I know that hurt, but your inner hand is the most padded part of your hand..so I’d think he’s ok if he didn’t bend a finger the wrong way/to far back.

    • RI$P FTW

      Yes. Lots. They just showed.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      His hand is in pain. Whether that means he’s hurt or not, I don’t know. But he’s in pain.

    • jjyank

      Yeah he’s in pain, but it could just sting still. I’m sure they’ll have a closer look in between innings, so if he goes out there again he’s probably okay.

  • Ethan

    We continue to miss Gardy

  • Mike N

    He’s in pain.

  • Pat D

    This guy should nickname himself “The Pasta.”

    But I guess that’s too obvious.

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

    I hate John Sterling. so much. That went from being caught by granderson, to being gone, to being caught by Swisher.

    • Mike N

      Hahahahahahah. Maybe we should take up a collection and buy him a spyglass, like what they have on pirate ships to sight their prey.

      • jjyank

        That’s a Kodak moment right there.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    By the way, Ibanez is a much better defender than Andruw in this point in their careers. And it’s not even close.

    That’s saying something. Jones may have the instincts and the Gold Gloves, but he’s less than a shadow of what he was. No arm, no range, no hustle.

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

      Andruw camps under fly balls that Ibanez has to catch on the run. He’s not what he once was, but Jones is considerably better on defense.

    • JohnnyC

      He’s let himself go after having the twins.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Smoltz talking about Game 5 in 1996 just reminds me of this:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......8;c_id=mlb

    • flamingo

      Smoltz is in the booth?

      *evil cackle*

  • Hummingbird S.

    What a horrible swing

  • Brian S.

    Time for Phelps? Or is he not allowed to pitch anymore?

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

    Jesus, if you were to just listen to Suzyn Waldman you’d think that Andy was shot in the hand with an RPG.

    • RetroRob

      I’m sure his hand is just stinging, might feel slighly numb. It’ll pass. Not that I’m a doctor or anything.

    • Hummingbird S.

      LOL

      that being said, it looks like he was still feeling some pain after every pitch

    • Mike N

      I think her crowning achievement was when she saw Clemens in the Yankees management luxury box at that game when they announced he was coming back:

      “Oh, my goodness! Goodness gracious! It’s ROGER CLEMENS!”

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

        bahahhahaha…that was the funniest thing. Ever.

        • Mike N

          Sometimes when my wife and I are shooting the shit, she’ll do that in her Waldman impersonation just to crack me up. It never fails to amuse.

  • RetroRob

    I remember looking at only one doubleplay for Jeter through April and thinking regression is coming. Okay, regression has swung too far thee other way.

    • flamingo

      Yup. And I love the guy, but he needs to snap out of it.

      • JohnnyC

        It would help if they’d give a 38 year old a complete day off once in a while. Perhaps?

        • flamingo

          I think he’s due, too.

        • RetroRob

          Totally. I don’t see them doing it against the Mets, but he should get a few more days off. I think he’s sat out one game so far.

  • pat

    Grandy is all sorts of crossed up right now. Could probably use a blow.

    • Greg

      Its opposite day for you man

    • pat

      Literally every single thing I have said has been wrong today.

      • Hummingbird S.

        quick, say they arent going to hit a HR

    • RetroRob

      I think the plan was to do that once Gardy came back. They need to call up Dickerson. Someone who can play CF every once in a while.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Great piece of hitting by Granderson.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Uh oh.

    1/2, 0 out, 3/4/5 due up.

    Oh well. It was worth a shot.

    • RetroRob

      Ha!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Self-fulfilling prophecies FTW.

    • RetroRob

      …and sadly you were right.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great AB by Grandy..

  • Will The Thrill

    A double steal would be nice here.

  • RetroRob

    Disappointed. No bunt attempt by Tex.

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

    Tex definitely swings at that 0-2 pitch earlier in the season.

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

    Officially like the Mets booth, they just made a Harry Potter reference.

    • jjyank

      If only there was a female in the booth, you could totally FIP them.

  • Hummingbird S.

    WHY? why swing at that shit over your head?

  • Brian S.

    Oh Teix…

  • Mike N

    OK. Bring in Jeter from third. Do this.

  • Greg

    Would they walk ARod to face Cano?

  • Will The Thrill

    Arod a single or a walk would be fine. We don’t want you to fly out to the warning track again.

    • Greg

      That would have been a base hit without the shift. Collins taking lessons from Maddon

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        They were playing for the DP, it wasn’t a Maddon shift.

        • pat

          The 2B was practically even with the base. That wasn’t your typical DP depth.

    • Mike N

      Yes, we did.

  • Mike N

    DAMMIT!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh fuck me sideways…

  • Dennis

    God he sucks.

  • C

    6th DP this series…

  • Hummingbird S.

    great run producers we have..

  • Pat D

    Fothermucker.

  • wow

    unbearable

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

    Well…there’s still a chance we win this game. But, it’s almost statistically impossible to win every game.

  • Arya

    Aren’t these RISP numbers supposed to improve? They’ve done nothing but go down even further today. Two situations where we had 1st and 2nd and no outs. One idiotic bunt and a DP, just terrible.

    • Athenian

      Actually they are improving. They are now failing more with bases loaded than just with runners at second and/or third.

  • Greg

    That was a base hit without the shift. Nothing going their way

  • Brian S.

    There really is no hyperbole extreme enough to describe our hitting with RISP.

  • Ivan

    Figures….

  • Hummingbird S.

    its automatic, if there’s a runner on 2nd or 3rd, they start hitting like Cody Ransom..

    • jjyank

      If only this was a box jumping tournament!

  • Athenian

    The combination of old age, bad luck, and “well that sucks”.

  • Dennis

    Yankees should offer anyone who convinces arod to retire 10m.

    • jjyank

      I’d much rather old A-Rod than whoever else on the roster that would replace him.

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

        He’s been the third best hitting 3B in the AL this year. Should be a piece of cake to replace him.

        • Dennis

          Are any of them making 28m a year

          • jjyank

            It’s not my money.

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

            Cause that’s clearly put a strangle on them adding players around him…CC, Tex, AJ, Martin, Soriano, Jeter all say hi.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Takes the pitch he should swing at, swings at the pitcher’s pitch because he’s afraid to get in a strikeout count. A-Rod is just about the easiest guy in the lineup to pitch to right now.

    He “guesses” and “hopes” during his ABs.

  • Will The Thrill

    These defense shifts will be the death of me. Yanks have to be the unluckiest team ever. Almost everything the Yankees seem to hit is right at someone. I’d become homer happy too after constantly seeing my grounders and line drives caught.

  • Crime Dog

    In other news, Nova will be attempting to tie the AL league lead in wins tomorrow going for his 8th. WIth a 5+ ERA. Yeaaaa…

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

      Wins, the best way to judge a starting pitcher.

  • Mike N

    Good job, Rapada!

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

    AJ no hitter against KC through 5.

  • Greg

    Its difficult with ARod. On the one hand, we don’t win in 2009 without him. On the other hand, we’re saddled by his contract. Its almost 50/50

    • jjyank

      Flags fly forever man.

      • flamingo

        Yup. I don’t think I’ll ever regret it.

  • jjyank

    Heyyyyy good LOOGY

    *gives cookie*

  • Brian S.

    What did Phelps do to Girardi to make him hate him so much?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    John Smoltz with the “Baseball Stars” reference.

    Pure awesome.

  • 718 (Bronx)

    Tex and A-Rod, two of the most unclutch players in baseball!

    • Brian S.

      I didn’t see you complaining when Saint Jeter did the same thing.

  • Crime Dog

    With the rare appearances of Phelps, I’d rather they send him down to make starts and bring up another short reliever. This is silly

    • pat

      Pretty much any chance of him being a full time starter anywhere next year is dwindling.

      • Crime Dog

        Maybe when D-Rob comes back they send down Phelps to stretch out. Or at least DFA Sweaty Freddy (fingers crossed)

  • stuart a

    arod is on pace for under 80 rbi’s. he has been horrible…

    this team will be 0 and 13 if they lose and do not hit a homer.

    there issues with RISP are beyond ludicrous….arod is horrible plain and simple. throw in swisheer, cano, tex, etc and you have a all or nothing team. when ibanez at 250 with RISP looks good you know this team has huge issues..
    jeter with 10 GIDP in a month!!!!that is hard to do if you tried……

  • Mike N

    Should Girardi be fired for leaving Rapada in that entire inning?

  • Ivan

    this game is killing me…

  • Ethan

    I think Niese is blinding them with his nose.

  • RetroRob

    Burnett with a no-hitter through five.

  • Mike N

    ugh

  • Kramerica Industries

    And another double play.

    Unreal.

  • pat

    Fucking smoked it right at 3B. Of course.

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

    The Yankees really don’t ground into enough double plays. Fuck.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what a game by the offense.

  • flamingo

    It’s just this kinda day.

  • Greg

    Just not their day. He hits it hard right at somebody

  • Mike N

    Swisher is making an awfully high leg kick. Is that typical for him?

  • RetroRob

    Damnit.

    Bunt Swisher, bunt!

    Run, Forrest, run!

  • Brian S.

    Cannot wait until Swisher is off the team.

  • Will The Thrill

    Yup. Nick Swisher isn’t going to be on the 2013 New York Yankees. What a bum!

  • Hummingbird S.

    a homer here to make them pay for this error would be awesome.

    • Hummingbird S.

      one of those cheapies going the other way that Martin likes to hit

      • Hummingbird S.

        CALLED IT

      • Crime Dog

        Bravo

      • Mike N

        You da’ man!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Well done sir.

      Well done.

    • Andy

      boom

    • RetroRob

      Good call, man.

    • Brian S.

      No shit?

  • Jon

    Man what’s the record for gidps seems like it happened every inning

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    It’s a brand new ballgame!

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

    Love this stadium.

  • Arya

    SHE’S GONE! WE’RE RIGHT BACK IN THE BALLGAME!!!!

  • Mike N

    RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

  • Will The Thrill

    I miss Melky.

    :-(

  • Greg

    Has Lady Luck begun to turn?

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

    YS3 SPECIAL!!!!!!

    Just enough Mussel, Mr. Martin.

    1 run game, but this game is over everybody =P

    • Greg

      COme on man, it felt like the game was over.

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

        a 3 run game isn’t over until the last out of the 9th. 3 runs can score in the blink of an eye.

      • Mike N

        How does a 3-0 game in which the opposing starting pitcher has allowed a ton of base-runners and we’re destined to reach the shitty opposing bullpen feel over?

  • Mike N

    I wonder what Girardi just told the bullpen? Sit Phelps back down?

  • pat

    When that went out Hernandez made the most disgusted sound I’ve ever heard a broadcaster make.

    • Brian S.

      Good.

    • RetroRob

      He’ll do a snort of coke later to get over it.

      • pat

        Gram a day keeps the doctor away.

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

          you’re definitely going to need to see a mortician if your doing a gram of coke a day.

          Btw RetroRob, a snort of coke? I know one snorts coke, but I’ve never heard any amount be referred to as a “snort”

    • Pat D

      Hernandez can go fuck himself.

  • jjyank

    Wooo! One more boys! I had a good feeling after the Wright error.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Of course, the downside is that I’m still haunted by images of Jeter’s dying flyball in Game 5 last year to RF.

    Two more feet and the Yankees win that series. The time when the short porch was not short enough…

    • RetroRob

      I thought that ball was gone. It just seemed to die on the way out to right.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Can any French speakers tell me what Sterling’s ramblings after Martin homers means?

    • Mike N

      He’s analyzing what to order for dinner later.

  • pat

    I love homeruns, but I love them more when they end an opposing pitchers day on a sour note.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Mike Trout is absolutely freaking unconscious. If Darvish gets ROY over him, the sportswriters should be drawn and quartered.

    • Pat D

      Still a lot of season left. Though at this point, it’s gotta be Trout.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Who would you rather have — Trout or Bryce Harper?

      • Kramerica Industries

        Maybe Trout.

        But it could really go either way.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Although I generally prefer lefties, I’d actually take Trout. Harper’s swing mechanics don’t project as well as Trout’s going forward.

  • Pat D

    Hmm. Really do wonder where that would have landed, but, too late to worry now.

    • RetroRob

      What do you mean? It seemed to hit the top of the wall. Did he get his glove on it and deflect it?

      • Mike N

        Question is whether the ball would have bounced back into the field and been in play had the fan not reached out for it.

        • RetroRob

          Ok. Thanks. Even on review, I don’t think they could overturn that.

      • Pat D

        He didn’t get his glove on it. But from the one replay the guy reached forward, so it was hard to tell if he reached over the wall.

        Then they showed the replay even with the wall, and the ball bounced straight up, so it looks like he did not.

    • Brian S.

      As long as Mets fans are mad it doesn’t matter.

  • Hummingbird S.

    shut them down Wade. Please!

  • Mike N

    Am I remembering correctly that 53 was Matsui’s number?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      55

      • Mike N

        Tx.

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

      55. Abreu and Melky were 53.

  • pat

    Freeze him with a bender inside, plz.

  • RetroRob

    Everybody on their phones. Ray Bradbury alarmed.

    • pat

      A 2 out walk isn’t that bad.

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

        Not to David Wright it’s not.

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

          If I’m Cory Wade I’d much rather face Hairston than Wright.

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

            Hairston against righties this year: .182/.250/.364
            Wright against righties this year: .362/.431/.617

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Haha IETC

  • RetroRob

    I don’t understand the controversy. Why would there be a review and why would they overturn that HR? The guys didn’t reach over. Hit the top of the wall and went into the seats. HR.

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

      It’s not like it matters..it was a full inning ago already.

      • Mike N

        Yeah, it’s just some shit for them to talk about in the booth instead of some other shit.

  • Mike N

    yesssssss

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

    Best double ever.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      The old infield double. Classic.

  • Mike N

    YEAH! JEET!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    GREAT baserunning by Jeter.

    Let’s go!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh Derek…

    Time to waste this RISP opportunity.

  • Hummingbird S.

    just like we imagined!

  • pat

    The essence of Jeter.

    • pat

      “Eau del Capitan”

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

    Good Job taking the extra base there Jeets.

  • Arya

    Don’t bunt Grandy. Joe’s probably going to give the bunt sign and he’ll bunt it right back to the pitcher.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    DO NOT BUNT.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Nick Swisher suggests a bunt in this situation.

  • Pat D

    Wow, can’t believe Girardi won’t bunt!

  • RetroRob

    So help me if he bunts, I’ll cut a body part off.

    No I won’t. I’ll cut someone else’s body part off.

    • RetroRob

      post lag.

  • Pat D

    I cannot believe they held him up!

    • Greg

      Jeter hesitated a bit at second

    • Pat D

      Never mind.

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

      No outs. No reason to risk it with the heart of the order coming up.

      • Pat D

        Yea, upon seeing the replay I see it would have been risky.

  • Mike N

    YEAH!

  • Hummingbird S.

    a DP drives in a run! I like our chances here..

  • Kramerica Industries

    That hit was too perfect!!

    Hah, Now what happens?

  • pat

    Perfect. Time for a Tex popup followed by an Arod DP.

    • Pat D

      I would’ve been hunting for you had this happened.

      • jjyank

        Battle of the Pats!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ugh. I know there’s no outs, but that was soft enough to send him given their RISP futility

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

    If Jeter doesn’t score this run now, I’m going to kill Robbie Thompson. I’m only listening to the game but Second base is called “scoring position” for a reason.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Jeter hesitated for a beat before taking off, he would’ve been easily out at the plate.

    • pat

      It would have been close.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Dear Tex: no pop ups!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gotta get one run in this situation, no question.

  • Brian S.

    We can’t seriously fuck this up can we?

  • Athenian

    If Grandy keeps going opposite, look out. That will really open up things.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hell yeah!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    WOOOO

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh it’s about fucken time.

  • Greg

    BASE HIT!

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

    TEX!!!! w/ the sustainable ground ball rally lol

    • Mike N

      not a playoff team

  • Mike N

    WOO! HOO!!!!!

    This is fucking great!! I love baseball!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    A single!!!!!!!!!! HOORAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This is awesome.

  • flamingo

    TIE GAME!

  • Greg

    That was the same ball A Rod hit an inning before except the second baseman was not shifted towards the bag

    • Mike N

      yep

    • Pat D

      Very true.

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Alex, dont choke

  • Pat D

    Wow, Kay just forgot that Jeter DH’ed today.

    • Greg

      He did

    • RetroRob

      I did too earlier, but I’m not being paid a seven-figure salary to broadcast the game, and I had the sound off so I didn’t have to list to Kay.

      • RetroRob

        *listen*

  • Brian S.

    All we need is a sac fly A-Rod…

  • jjyank

    Love that Mets bullpen!

    • Mike N

      YEAH!!

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

    That … looked like strike three.

    • Pat D

      Yeah, it did.

  • pat

    Easily looked like strike 3.

    • Hummingbird S.

      nice of the ump to give us one.. Andy wasnt getting any calls early on.

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

    HAHAHA ALEX W/ THE BLOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    And the Yankees take the lead.

  • Hummingbird S.

    great rally!

  • Mike N

    HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! YAY-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Smile. Big smile.

  • Dennis

    Hahaha all the luck has turned

  • Greg

    Yep the luck has turned. Now we are getting the bloops and bleeders

  • Kramerica Industries

    After all the Mets luck today, it’s time the Yankees got some in return.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    When did the Mets become the Bad News Bears?

    This is the funniest rally ever!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      1962, I believe.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ladies and gentlemen, The New York Mets in a nutshell.

    • Greg

      No. This is the New York Mets in a nutshell.

      “Help! We’re in a nutshell”!

      Austin Powers joke

      • jjyank

        I laughed.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    The dreaded bloop single

  • flamingo

    WOOOOOHOOOOO

  • Pat D

    That’s what you call an infield in hit.

  • Frank

    Mr. Clutch comes through

  • Kramerica Industries

    Meanwhile, Danny Espinosa just put Washington ahead with a two-out, two-run Monster freebie.

    So that’s a nice little side-note.

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

    meanwhile in Boston, Washington is up 3-2 and looking for the sweep as well.

    • jjyank

      Go my adopted second team, GO!!!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Meanwhile, we both made the same kind of post with the same starting word.

      That’s always fun.

  • jjyank

    Finally cheap hits go our way!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I will never understand Met fans. You are given the choice between a Rolls Royce and a hunk of shit and what do you, year in year out, choose?

    I do love my Met fan friends, though.

  • Brian S.

    Remember everyone, we should all turn off the game in the third inning because we are definitely losing this game.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I turned to my mother-in-law in the sixth and said “We’re winning this game.”

      • Dennis

        Haha spending time with mother in law. Sad life.

        • jjyank

          Spending a Sunday afternoon with family is sad?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          How’s masturbating in your sister’s room going for you, kid?

          • jjyank

            I sure hope the sister is at least out for the day.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I really shouldn’t have written that, but oh well. I’m sure Dennis is a nice fellow otherwise.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seeing a Mets lefty just reminds me…

    is Pedro Feliciano still alive?

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

      Yes, but his entire left arm is being replace with a robotic one.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        We can rebuild him…but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.

        • jjyank

          Ha! Family Guy reference, right?

          • Kramerica Industries

            I think that’s one from when I used to watch the show.

            Early seasons were far and away the best, as far as I’m concerned.

            • jjyank

              Oh no doubt. But you can say that about most TV shows.

    • Pat D

      Witness Protection.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ve never seen him and Nelson Figueroa in the same room. Have you?

  • Brian S.

    Swisher is closing in on that 100 wRC+. He wants to be league average so bad.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    So is Rafael Soriano’s entrance music his own personal theme song, or what?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We need some sort of circus music for him.

    • jjyank

      I have no idea what it is, but my vote would be for “Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangster”.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        It’s some Caribbean-sounding song that uses the word “Soriano” about a hundred times. I was wondering if it was written specifically for him.

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

    Time for Rafeal “John Wettland” Soriano, MFIKY.

  • Brian S.

    Ibanez hasn’t been good since Anaheim.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Insurance would’ve been nice.

    I look forward to Soriano finishing this game off (hopefully).

    I don’t look forward to his continued disrespect to the pinstripes if/when that happens, though. George rolls in his grave every time that happens.

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

      It’s better than some of the victory dances that almost every other closer in baseball does. I would actually love for it to be written into Mariano’s successor’s contract that any ridiculous celebration for a regular season save will result in a fine.

      • jjyank

        I bet if they got Valverde, and had that clause in his contract, he would have a seizure trying to restrain himself.

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

          THAT would be fun to watch.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And, if the Yanks had Valverde, we’d be defending him every day on here.

          I’d never defend those glasses, though. Shit’s gotta go.

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

            God no, I vomit in my mouth every time I see it. I also don’t agree with Robby’s staring down doubles in the gap. Just put the bat down and run it out.

    • Crime Dog

      What disrespect?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        No clue. It’s not like Joba Chamberlain or, hell, Goose F’ing Gossage didn’t show emotion out there.

    • jjyank

      Disrespect to the pinstripes? Do you mean untucking his shirt after getting the last out? I don’t see the big deal.

      *shrug*

      • Kramerica Industries

        It just strikes me as completely bush league.

        I’m not going to hold anyone to Mo’s standards. That’s unfair. But when you’re between the lines, the jersey should always be kept tucked. That’s how the jersey was meant to be worn.

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

          It’s also meant to be worn to fit at least somewhat normally. CC looks like he’s wearing elephant skins when he’s in the away uniform, that’s how baggy the uniform hangs off of him.

          • Mike N

            His pants look like jodphurs.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          New celebration: Jersey tucked, whip out penis.

        • Mike N

          Oh, please. More importantly, convert the damn save!

        • jjyank

          If the game is over, Soriano can take his pants off for all I care. As long as he doesn’t dance. No dancing.

        • RI$P FTW

          Do you also think blacks shouldn’t be allowed to vote?

          • Kramerica Industries

            Just answering for shits and giggles sake, but nice strawman.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Oh crap

  • RetroRob

    WTF is Kay talking about? Mo is scheduled to be back in April. It doesn’t take a year from surgery.

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

    damnit MFKIY. Mother fucker, I WILL kill you.

  • Pat D

    I thought Granderson only made misreads on balls hit in front of him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why the hell would you be that shallow?

  • Pat D

    Well this is fucking awesome.

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

    Are you kidding me Soriano? Seriously?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Lack of insurance runs FTL.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Who didn’t see this coming?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Right down Broadway.

  • Crime Dog

    This is where the Proven Closer (TM) will kill you. Would’ve rather seen Logan vs. the lefty brigade here

  • Brian S.

    Soriano is garbage.

    • Mike N

      21.0 2-0 9 1.71 19 10

      Yeah, garbage.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Were you saying this during his 9-9 SVO streak?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ugh. Had a feeling this was set up well for Ike.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Oh fuck you with the miracle stick, Soriano.

    • The Miracle Stick

      I’m sorry.

  • flamingo

    A walk-off would be nice, Yanks. Since the save is now out the window.

  • jjyank

    Damn it I miss Mo so much.

  • RetroRob

    Nice.

  • pat

    Nix you sneaky dog!

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

    Some play by Nix.

  • Widget

    I’m not as mad at Soriano as I am with the offense today. They shouldn’t have even had to use soriano today.

  • Mike N

    Huge play!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Pleasantly surprised that worked.

    Get out of this without further damage, then finish these fuckers.

  • 718 (Bronx)

    Nix might have just saved the game.

  • Dela G

    what a throw

  • Brian S.

    Also, getting an insurance run when we had 1st and 2nd no out would have been cool or something.

  • Greg

    And to be fair to Soriano, Granderson screwed him with the misread in center

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

      Don’t blame the rocket hit on the outfielder.

    • RetroRob

      Ball hit at the CFer is tough. I know he likes to play shallow, but late in the game he should be moved back. Single in front is better than double or triple over the head. Would also give him more time to react on the line drive at him. But, whatever…

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

    Life with a normal closer sucks. I want Mo back.

  • jjyank

    Wow ballsy play by Nix! Very awesome.

  • Athenian

    Guess the Yankees are in need of a walk off. But will there be pie?

    • Pat D

      Poontang for all.

    • Pat D

      Poontang for all.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It’ll be like the ’86 Mets, minus the cocaine.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Jayson Nix >>>>>>>>>>>>> EEEEEE Nunez

  • Kramerica Industries

    Suck harder, Raffy.

  • Mike N

    Uh, oh.

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

    Mariano…get well soon…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why didn’t you just start the inning with Logan Joe?

    • Greg

      Why should he? Soriano is the closer. You never ask that of Rivera do you?

      • Crime Dog

        Uh, Soriano isn’t Rivera…

        • Evan3457

          Wow.

          • Crime Dog

            ?

      • Karl Krawfid

        You comparing Mo to Soriano? Mo gets shit done.

        • Greg

          Doesnt matter. Soriano was 9/9 in save situations. HE was doing a fine job

        • Robinson Tilapia

          ….except every closer blows a save at some point.

  • Widget

    Now I’m mad at Soriano. He has nothing.

  • pat

    Loone Bogan 1 pitch win. Calling it now.

    • pat

      I mean, wait. Ummm, nothing.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Bad D and bad pitching.. thats how you lose the game. Granderson and Soriano blew this inning and possibly the game.

    • Brian S.

      Granderson doesn’t catch that even if he doesn’t take the wrong first step.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Yup. Don’t blame Grandy for a frozen rope to dead center.

    • Adam

      Whoops!

  • Brian S.

    Soriano needs to opt out meow.

    • Pat D

      Uh, I’m sorry, are you saying “meow?”

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Brian S. = Catwoman

      • jjyank

        Am I saying “meow”? Do I look like a cat to you, boy? Do you seem jumpin’ around from tree to tree, all nimbly-bimbly? Am I drinkin’ milk from a saucer?? DO YOU SEE ME EATING MICE??

        • Pat D

          This was the correct answer.

          • jjyank

            That’s my favorite movie :P

      • Brian S.

        Did I stutter?

      • RI$P FTW

        He stole the bit from me.

        • Brian S.

          No I didn’t. It’s all over the blogosphere.

  • Mike N

    That is really lame that they’re booing Soriano. Every closer blows saves, and I can’t ever remember Mariano being booed when he’s blown them.

    • Fernando

      +1

  • Crime Dog

    Yea, letting Soriano face Duda, Davis, Quantanilla and Murphy’s cool but Jordany Valdespin is where we draw the line.

    Amazing that all 30 managers are subject to the same groupthink that the closer needs to pitch the 9th inning every single time.

  • Widget

    Logan should have started the damn inning. I hate losing to the Mets.

    • Greg

      Is Logan the closer? WOuld you have said the same thing if Rivera was the closer?

      • Crime Dog

        No obviously not. You’re beating this drum that Soriano should be given the same respect as Mo and it makes no sense.

        If Cano went down tomorrow, and Corban Joseph was brought up to replace him. Late in the game, if Andruw Jones were to pinch hit for him, would you say that’s a bad move because you wouldnt have pinch hit for Cano? No.

        • Greg

          He’s the closer. That’s his job. My god, how fickle

          • Crime Dog

            I’m just saying, in extreme circumstances (less than extreme, ideally), you’d want your manager to be more flexible with what pitcher pitches what inning.

            If I have 3 lefties in a row, and 4 out of the next 5 hitting and two very good relievers pitching (Soriano is better, but not against lefties), I’d want Logan in. I guess there’s an argument to be made either way, but there should be some flexibility, IMO.

            And this isn’t hindsight, I was saying I’d rather see Logan vs the lefties at the start of the inning.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I like Rafael Soriano less than you do. He rubs me the wrong way. He is the closer on this team, and I will rally the hell behind him because I want the team to win. He is on my team. He is a Yankee.

          He also came to this team, whether we like how it happened or not, with quite a better pedigree than Corban Joseph.

          • Crime Dog

            The CoJo reference was a bit of a reach, I’ll agree. Just a quick reference point while trying to watch the game at the same time.

            My point is, just because he is the “closer” doesn’t mean he should be pidgeonholed in the 9th

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I can’t disagree with that.

        • Evan3457

          You’re comparing a guy who’s actually succeeded at being a closer in the big leagues to the difference between Corban Joseph and Robbie Cano?

          Seriously?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Let the record reflect that I’ve never liked Soriano.

    *coughmarianoblewgamestoohowever*

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

      you should really get that cough checked out. I mean it almost sounds like sacrilege.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        That often happens.

  • Athenian

    You have to hope Soriano continues to do well so he can exercise that opt out clause and leave.

    Another reason owners need to stay out of baseball decisions. Good job Mini Stein.

    • Pat D

      I hope you mean Randy Levine.

      • Athenian

        I thought it was the new George wannabe that did the signing, sending his minion Randy “I don’t even know how the game of baseball is played” Levine to do the dirty work?

        But if it was all Levine, further proof fancy titles in management structure are the definition of the Peter Principle, especially in his case.

  • jjyank

    Good move by Joe. Go to the bullpen if Soriano doesn’t have it. Only Mo has earned the right to stay out there no matter what.

  • Greg

    I agree. He’s 9/10 in save situations. Give him a break. We didn’t deserve to win this game in the first place

    • Robinson Tilapia

      *carves “I DID NOT EARN THIS” into his arm*

  • Arya

    Soriano has been good and just had a bad game. It happens, even to Mariano. I blame the offense for having 1st and 2nd no outs three separate times this game, including last inning after A-Rod’s “single” and no runs were scored.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Going back three years now, it seems like the Yankees blow an inordinate amount of saves in these damn TBS games…

    Hell, Mo blew one last year against the Mets. And I can recall blown saves against the Jays, O’s, and Twins as well.

  • 718 (Bronx)

    Maybe clueless will learn a lesson. Soriano is not Rivera! You can’t just go to him in any save situation.

    • Pat D

      He was signed as Mariano insurance. Well, that’s his job now.

    • Evan3457

      Wow. Just…wow.

    • Greg

      Unbelievable the stupidity being shown here

      • Mike N

        Srsly. Ridiculous.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Agreed. However, saying the team doesn’t deserve to win this game wasn’t your shiniest moment either. They came back and took the lead in the late innings. They’ve done everything they’ve needed to do to get to where they were.

        • Greg

          Its just the feel. The Mets have outplayed us most of this game

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I actually think wins like that are even sweeter.

  • Hummingbird S.

    hanger, got away with that slider

  • Mike N

    If I am recalling correctly, Mariano has even blown two saves in a row.

  • pat

    Looks like he’s been throwing the curve. Get him with the slide right now. MArty’s gotta block it though.

  • Mike N

    Hell, YEAH!

  • Pat D

    Thole should have been tossed. Made contact with the ump and gestured with his bat.

    • Pat D

      Or maybe he didn’t make contact.

    • RI$P FTW

      Looked like contact to me.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    What it Thole complaining about? That was a hanger!

  • Crime Dog

    Oh MAN Thole should’ve gotten tossed there. That would’ve been great, no catcher left after him.

  • Dan in Atlanta

    This is Soriano’s first blown save in 10 tries. That’s pretty much the same rate as Mo. Get over it.

    • RI$P FTW

      Truth.

    • Mike N

      If Girardi had started Logan this inning, and Logan blew the save, the same people would be screaming at how stupid that was and that Soriano is the closer and FIRE GIRARDI!

      • jjyank

        Yep. Some people will complain no matter what.

      • mac

        Gutsy move by Girardi and smart. Joe G gets the win in my book.

    • 718 (Bronx)

      9 saves is a small sample size. So get off your high horse!

      • jjyank

        Well it’s the only sample size we have.

      • pat

        What about the 45 he saved two years ago?

      • Evan3457

        Soriano has a 83% save rate for his career, but in the 2 seasons he’s held the closer’s job for any great length of time, not counting this season, it’s 91%

        That’s actually not a very small sample size (80 save attempts), and it’s actually a very good save %.

        But, whatever.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Logan has to get this hitter..

  • pat

    ROBINSONNNNnn

  • Kramerica Industries

    Finish these fuckers.

    I don’t even care how.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      +1,000

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Hope you liked that one.

      Love,
      Russell

  • Hummingbird S.

    NICE! Robbie!

  • Brian S.

    We haven’t had a walkoff home run since 2010. It’s time.

  • RetroRob

    Let’s be honest. It’ll be even more enjoyable to break the Mets on a walk-off.

    • RetroRob

      …and it was!

  • Athenian

    Cano is just sooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

  • Pat D

    So Logan was on the mound and licked his hand.

    Isn’t that supposed to be a balk or an automatic ball or did they relax that rule?

    • Bunt Gardner

      Saw Nova do that the other day and wondered the same thing.

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

      They changed the rule, the pitcher has to wipe his hand or something.

  • forensic

    What’s with the clamoring for Logan over soriano to start the inning? Half of the lefties were pinch hitters and wouldn’t have been there if Logan was in. He blew the save, it sucks but that’s life.

    • Adam

      Same silly mentality that led fans at the Stadium to boo Soriano. Hate it.

  • RI$P FTW

    holy shit.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  • Arya

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MARTIN!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The great Hall & Oates, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Hummingbird S.

    RUSSSSSS!!!

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Yes!!!!!!

  • Greg

    PIE FOR MARTIN!

  • RetroRob

    Russel the Muscle!

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

    All aboard the Russ Bus.

  • Mike N

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT A FUCKING GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    *Faces the borough of Queens and grabs his nuts*

    Take THAT.

    Ballgame.

  • pat

    He fucking better not have just hurt himself.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russ! what a game

  • Pat D

    And I was so ready to call Nix as the hero, figuring that the defensive play would be good karma.

  • forensic

    Sweet!!!

    Now let’s see some pie!

  • flamingo

    NO WAY

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Too many homeruns!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Ballgame!

    First walk-off home run for the Yankees since September 2010!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Pie?

    • RetroRob

      Looks like not.

      Or they didn’t elect a new pie master.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Russ almost broke his leg

  • Widget

    Suck it mets.

  • Athenian

    WHERE IS THE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • forensic

      In Pittsburgh. :-(

      • Robinson Tilapia

        WELL BRING HIM BAC…..oh, wait…

        • forensic

          I always liked him for some reason and was absurdly optimistic that he would somehow turn it around here. The pies really put him over the top.

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

    Russel!!!

  • jjyank

    YYYYEESSSSSS

  • Brian S.

    EXTEND THAT MAN

  • pat

    Still not enough. Yanks needed to take 4 of 4 from the Mets to stay relevant in the Al East.

    /

  • Adam

    Wait…wait…I thought we lost the game already? That’s what people said above?

    • Mike N

      No, no. It just *felt* over.

  • Greg

    Oh well. Invisible pie vibes for Martin

    • Betty Lizard

      I’ll make him a pie, all right. One he’ll never forget . . . .

      • jjyank

        Well there’s an image.

  • mustang

    YESSSSS!!!!

    AND BTW those of you had given up on Martin he now has more HR then Montero.

    LOL!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Awww, no pie.

    Yea, he better not have fucked up his leg.

  • Crime Dog

    Yeah I saw Russ rounding third and hoped to God he wouldnt pull and Kendrys Morales. And he did. But he’s fine thankfully.

    What a game. What a series. Yanks are officially on a roll

  • Athenian

    Ok, NO PIE??? Yankees officially just ruined a great win. Lame, lame, lame!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nothing like an anti-smoking commercial to celebrate a walk-off with.

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

      Really they went to one of those terribly depressing smoking commercials right after a walk off win?

      • Pat D

        Apparently I’m one day closer to emphysema.

        But I’ve never smoked.

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

          I’m about to get one cigarette closer to emphysema.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yup. It does beat its usual time, which is right during my fucking dinner.

        The tracheotomy dude in the old batch of commercials was so much better.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Those PSA’s should be illegal.

          No one should be unwarned about an ad featuring people with holes in their necks. That’s extremely graphic stuff.

  • Betty Lizard

    It’s been a little rocky this year wiith my baseball boyfriend, Russell Martin. But now? My season, she is made.

  • Kevin G.

    Hey Miami thanks for the help.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It was time to finally sweep somebody.

    Not finishing on Thursday was frustrating. At least they finished today.

    5-1 homestand. Off to Atlanta!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Is there a reason why ARod always grabs the helmet of the player who gets the walk off hit right after he tosses it?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      With the money he’s getting paid at the end of this contract, he better then clean it with a toothbrush.

    • pat

      I believe he ascribes to the bridesmaid/bouquet theory.

      • Crime Dog

        I’ve heard this as well

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

      I’ve wondered that for a while.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Does he always sniff it?

    • forensic

      When they toss it it’s supposed to be like the bouquet at a wedding, good luck for the guy who gets the helmet.

  • jjyank

    I miss the pie. Oh well, nothing heightens my mood for the day like a walk off!

    • Greg

      Any extra cookies?

      • jjyank

        Fresh out. I gave Boonetang all of my remaining stash for the day.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Martin’s wOBA is nearing .350. He sucks!

  • Frank

    Russell doing his best Kendry Morales imitation.

  • Mike N

    What a great day!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m 5’7″. Jon Rauch is about 6’10”. This is God’s cruel joke. He could have given me a couple of those inches of height in order to at least make me taller than my wife.

    • jjyank

      You should try heels.

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

      Haha, one of my keys when it comes to finding a girl is she must be shorter than me, and I’m 5’8″

      • jjyank

        So glad I’m 6’2”. If a girl is taller than me, that’s just weird.

        • Pat D

          I’m 6’4″, so I guess I’m lucky.

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

            You have no idea how lucky you are.

          • jjyank

            Not when you have to fly on an airplane! I feel ya brother, sometimes being short is a good thing.

            • Pat D

              Oh, yea, it’s nice to be tall, but there are surely disadvantages.

              I always sit to the back in movie theaters, because I don’t want to block someone else’s view. But I always try for the handicapped row that most stadium screens have because my knees are apt to get sore very quickly and I need to keep them stretched out.

              I haven’t been on an airplane for 5 years, luckily. That was also the last time I was at a theme park. What I’ve found is that some rides don’t agree with me anymore. I don’t think I’ll ever go on Space Mountain again.

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

                Really? The only reason I’ll never go on space mountain again is because it was a waste of time after an hour and a half spent online.

                • Kramerica Industries

                  waste of time after an hour and a half spent online.

                  No wonder. You’re doing it wrong.

                • Pat D

                  Yea, it’s kind of outdated in terms of roller coasters. The whole point of the ride is that it’s supposed to be dark and you can’t see where you’re going.

                  So it has a lot of twists and turns. Now I’m very overweight in addition to being tall, but it’s really just the height aspect that’s troublesome on that ride. The restraint only came up as far as the middle of my legs, so on every sudden twist and turn, my legs were quite uncomfortable.

                  So unless they increase the size of the cars, which is unlikely, I don’t think I’ll be on it again.

                  I went to Great Adventure when I was a senior in high school and found a bunch of the rides then to be uncomfortable, especially the Batman ride.

          • Havok9120

            6’6″ and my body keeps sneaking centimeters. I think I finally finished up during the winter though.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Height isn’t an important factor to me.

        My supremacist views lie squarely in terms of age. Must be the older half.

        • Pat D

          I don’t know if I could handle someone obviously smarter than me.

          Someone who’s equal to me would be fine, but if I was with someone obviously smarter than me, I’d feel pretty emasculated.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Wife has PhD so, yes, smarter as well.

    • mustang

      I hear you LOL. I’m also 5’7, but at least I’m taller then my wife.

      LIFE IS CRUEL.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Great weekend for the bombers. Bad day to bench Russell Martin in fantasy. At any rate we saw Soriano blow his first save, although I can’t imagine we’ll see his first 1-2-3 inning anytime soon. Way to keep pace with Tampa.

    • forensic

      Arguably he had a 1-2-3 inning on the 6th. It was just after nova was left in to start the inning.

    • RetroRob

      Not sure who you replaced Martin with at catcher, but I’d leave him active. He’s been hitting well lately, and he’s a streaky hitter, and he’s on the good side of the sreak at the moment.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Brian McCann.

  • Greg

    Nationals just got to Aceves in the top of the ninth. 4-3 Nats going to the bottom

    • jjyank

      Our embedded spy strikes again!

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

        Now other embedded agent Clippard is doing his best to hold onto the win.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Or his worst.

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

            You’re right, I thought he was supposed to be a relief ace?

            • Kramerica Industries

              He was struggling, but it was his third straight game.

              Ultimately, he got it done, though, so all is good.

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

            Clippard holds on and strikes out Pedroia to end it.

  • Fernando

    No more Kendry-like jumps on homer celebrations!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Bobby V asshole just got tossed for arguing balls and strikes. The pitch was borderline, but way to close to take.

    • RI$P FTW

      Didn’t Girardi get kicked out recently for doing that?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nats sweep the Red Sox.

    Impressive…

    • forensic

      Their announcers said its their second sweep at home this season, with the orioles being the other one. I guess they decided to pretend the Yankees series didn’t happen, even though it ended up only being 2 games.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wow. And the Nats Sweep.

  • forensic

    Well, the marlins sure do suck, but at least the nationals took care of business this weekend.

  • Greg

    And the Orioles walkoff against the Phillies. Double by Wieters, Jones scores

  • JScott

    Surprised to read through this thread and see so much credence being given the JustThisSideOfMeaningless Save stat given so much love viz Soriano. I wasn’t nearly as down on this signing as were many here. But facts are still facts. Prior to joining the Yankees Soriano never had a WHIP worse than 1.06 in any season where he pitched at least 50 innings. Last year he was at 1.30; this season it’s 1.43 going into today and probably north of 1.50 given today’s atrocity. Pretty Save% notwithstanding Soriano hasn’t been much good and I, for one, am concerned.

  • Dela G

    jon rauch looks like a scary man in that locker room

    he at least knows he’s been sucking this year

  • SMK

    What I heard as Pedroia went down swinging to finish off the sweep for the Nats:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....ytCEuuW2_A

  • JScott

    Continuing on this point, the Soriano/Wetteland comparison has become a common meme in the “Closers who live on the edge but get the job done” category. In 1996 Wetteland’s WHIP was 1.18. Detroit’s Valverde got a lot of notice for having one of those hair-raising but effective years last season. His WHIP was 1.19.

    Soriano is either gonna stop putting so many people on base or he’s gonna start accumulating blown saves on a semi-regular basis.

    • forensic

      Prior to today, he had a 1.0 whip since he’s been the closer. Not a big sample, but it’s something.

      • JScott

        forensic, how is that possible? The guy never pitches a “clean” inning. There are always people on base.

        • forensic

          He had one outing with no hits/walks, just a jeter error. Had another with a one batter dp to end a game. Had another retiring 3 straight after nova started the inning. 9 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks.