Jun
18

Game 66: Shooting for double-digits

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It’s been seven years since the Yankees last won ten straight games, but they have a chance to match that tonight with CC Sabathia on the mound. Sabathia has actually been the team’s worst starter during his pitching dominated stretch but it’s not like he’s been bad — 3.54 ERA and 2.76 FIP in 28 innings across four starts during his 19-4 stretch. He held the Braves to one run over his final six innings after allowing three in the first last week, so hopefully that strong finish carries right over into tonight. Here’s the lineup…

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

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally.

Categories : Game Threads

615 Comments»

  1. Cano fan #1 says:

    Vote for Cano please

    • BK2ATL says:

      Already did 2x. Doing my part.

      Kinsler is not having a better season than Cano, but apparently Texas has become pretty popular. Yanks’ fans need to step up.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Holy shit how does Cano have 3.1 WAR already?

      • 28 this year says:

        I just looked at Cano’s stats, holy crap, he is having a good year, upped the walk rate although I think much of that has to do with the intentional walks but still holy crap. Its been a quiet but super productive year, the only thing is he hasn’t hit with RISP so it doesn’t seem like he is doing as good as he as as his RBI totals are lower than you woudl expect but then again, not by much. He is having an amazing season, at this rate, he could have a fWAR of 7+ by the end of the year.

  2. BK2ATL says:

    Hoping that CC rights the ship in this start. For once in his tenure as a NYY, he’s being picked up by the rest of the rotation.

    We’ll need him to get on one of those CC-as-THE-boss-hogg runs, like he does right around now each season.

    Conversely, Mike Minor needs to get lit up something fierce by our offense tonight.

  3. Bartolo says:

    Russell Martin at DH?….yuck. But we’re playing so well i doubt it matters

  4. Guest says:

    Truth be told, the offense has been solid but not gangbusters during this run (RISPfail, come on down!!); yet the Yank’s have been like the U in the eighties for the last month.

    For me, it’s far more relaxing to watch win streaks predicated on great pitching rather than on great hitting. When the team is winning because they’re hitting is masking poor pitching, each game you sit on pins and needles hoping the starter/bullpen doesn’t blow it. But when they’re pitching well, you feel like it’s time to light up the celebratory cigar the second they take a lead.

    Since real life is hard enough as it is, I rather like this whole “2-0 lead in the fourth for the Yanks?…They got this” stretch. It’s calming. Like yoga, or a fine herbal tea…

  5. Greg says:

    Once again, I am looking for less hits from CC and to be dominant from the start.

  6. jjyank says:

    Let’s make it TEN IN A ROW boys! Man life is so good during a winning streak.

    Some of you may view me as in unflappable optimist blinded by reality sometimes, but truth be told I am just as frustrated as many of you when things are going poorly. I just don’t like to show it for my own sanity’s sake. But shit, things are just awesome right now. Here’s to hoping CC passes the torch.

  7. Martin, Stewart, and Nix all in the same lineup? Wow…Girardi must feel bad for the NL.

  8. Pat D says:

    That’s a great start.

  9. Greg says:

    Once again….

  10. Karl Krawfid says:

    All these extra base hits to lefties make me sad. Come on CC.

  11. DH says:

    Zoilo Almonte named Eastern League Hitter of the Week for June 11-17 by milb.com.

    http://www.milb.com/news/artic.....news_opotw

  12. Greg says:

    If this is the only run he gives up, I’ll be fine with this start, but he just cant seem to dominate from the start

  13. Cuso says:

    CC is the weak link.

    Just kidding….kind of….

  14. Havok9120 says:

    Uh oh. Jim Joyce impersonator behind the plate. Or is that Joyce?

  15. Tom says:

    91mph fastballs to Bourne.

    CC’s fastball has been down this year, couple that with command issues and it shouldn’t be that surpising he is giving up more hits and is not as effective. Usually by now the fastball is heating up, but this year he’s been hovering in the 91-93 range.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/fgrap.....120612.png

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Wasn’t the speed, it was the location.

      CC doesn’t throw hard to start off the game.

      • Tom says:

        It’s both… When you are up at 94-96 you can get away with that mistake a lot more often, at 91-92 it gets hit hard most of the time.

        Also while he does pick up speed during the game if you look at the chart I linked, the overall range is lower (meaning he’s starting at a lower level and building up to afinal velocity that is lower)

  16. Mike myers says:

    What did he say about a Charlie horse?

  17. Hummingbird S. says:

    Mike Minor, Yankee killer… but otherwise garbage

  18. Karl Krawfid says:

    One day they will swing at Mike Minors fastball that splits the plate.

    • Greg says:

      The problem is they want to be patient at the plate and take pitches. If he’s throwing strikes right out of the gate.

  19. Greg says:

    Good breaking ball from the lefty. Spells a bit of doom

  20. Mykey says:

    Just turned on the game. How’s CC look after 1?

  21. Mike Minor:
    Against everybody else: Jeff Weaver
    Against us: Sandy Koufax

  22. Greg says:

    Now it might not just be the Yankees. He had an okay start against Miami before these two starts. So maybe, he’s just getting into a groove

  23. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Danny Aiello is Michael Kay’s uncle? Aiy.

  24. Greg says:

    Its the one problem I had with the winning streak so far. We’ve won 9 in a row, but we are only 1.5 games up over the O’s

  25. I almost never do this: But calling an A-Bomb.

  26. Brian S. says:

    Would an ace have given up a triple to Micheal Bourn?

    • Greg says:

      Well, Bourn is having a spectacular season.

      Jesus Flores on the other hand…

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

        Just because you give up a XBH to a backup catcher doesn’t mean you suck.

      • Tom says:

        Bourne is hitting .257, with a wRC+ of 96 (below average) against lefties this year. For his career he has a wRC+ of 69 against lefties(very bad)

        He’s having a spectacular season… against right handed pitchers.

    • Crime Dog says:

      This is stupid. Who would you consider an “ace”?

  27. jjyank says:

    God Lord Mo of all that is right in the world! I just realized something.

    When I moved into my new apartment in DC, I opted to not pay for cable. I have MLB.TV, and can stream things like Netflix and HBO on my xbox, so I figured cable was unnecessary as long as I had internet. This weekend’s games with the Nationals got me thinking…okay, so I’m blacked out this weekend (I did go to the game on Friday), and a few Orioles games…big deal right? And then it hit me. I can’t watch the playoffs. Big mistake.

    *calls Comcast immediately*

    I have no idea why I never considered that sooner.

  28. Greg says:

    See what happens when they are aggressive?

  29. Hummingbird S. says:

    Randy Johnson shutting them down so far..

  30. Brian S. says:

    It’s weird. Cano is having a great year but he’s still hitting way too many ground balls. 50.7% this year, ~45% his last two years.

  31. Pat D says:

    This umpire sucks.

  32. Hummingbird S. says:

    They need to get a lefty masher that can actually hit lefties.. Jones simply cant do it anymore.

  33. Brian S. says:

    A-Rod sucks he doesn’t have any power! All he did was walk! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

  34. Cuso says:

    CC has to get locked in. Can’t let the Braves nickel and dime 3 or 4 runs before the bats finally solve Minor.

  35. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice pitch

  36. Brian S. says:

    Score runs meow.

  37. Off topic: I feel like such a grown up, I own stocks, and they’re doing well!!!

  38. Greg says:

    Lefty with a good changeup, the Yankees kryptonite

  39. Cuso says:

    Tony Pena : emergency catcher

  40. Hummingbird S. says:

    Russ Martin as a DH.. it’s better to have CC hit

  41. Brian S. says:

    This really is fucking stupid. Mike. Minor.

  42. Cuso says:

    Knocked the shit outta that one!

  43. Cuso says:

    Bend over, here it comes

  44. Hummingbird S. says:

    CC’s command is still awful..

  45. Dela G says:

    I can’t believe the white sox are that good at interleague.

  46. Tom says:

    McDonough should not be doing Yankee games on ESPN… any borderline pitch that goes the Yankees way and he is quick to point it out. When it goes the other way he is dead silent.

  47. Brian S. says:

    Bear down CC

  48. Allowed two baserunners in one inning…so not an Ace.

  49. Frank says:

    This is shaping up like CC’s melt down inning.It seems like he’s good for one of these evert start.

  50. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Un-ace-like double play.

  51. Frank says:

    Nice. Now let’s get the old man.

  52. Pat D says:

    Slightly surprised to see that Don Sutton is the answer to the trivia question.

    • Greg says:

      From 1966-1982, he won 10+ games a year. In fact only 2 season in which he does not have more than 10 wins. 1983 and 1988

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        And, no matter what year it was, he looked old.

        See also “Niekro, Phil.”

      • Pat D says:

        And he really was never a great pitcher. He’s really the ultimate compiler among HOF pitchers.

        Well, you could say the same for guys like Gaylord Perry and Phil Niekro and Bert Blyleven and Nolan Ryan, too, but…I didn’t think Sutton was better than any of those guys.

      • Brian S. says:

        WINZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!

  53. Brian S. says:

    That was almost ace-like. But it’s CC so it wasn’t.

  54. Greg says:

    CC’s been better in this start then the last couple

  55. If we can not get no-hit by this guy, that’d be great…

  56. Hummingbird S. says:

    even when they get good counts, they cant hit the ball hard.. a lot of easy grounders.

  57. Brian S. says:

    I know the Yankees have won 9 in a row but this is actually annoying. I wouldn’t be mad if we were getting no-hit by Hanson but Jesus Christ.

  58. Greg says:

    Behind the fastball, ahead of the changeup

  59. Cris Pengiucci says:

    4 innings and Minor has only allowed one base runner! DOOMED!!!

  60. Frank says:

    Michael Kay just said they are being no-hit. Hopefully, they break through in the 5th.

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

    As bad as the offense has looked, they’re still only 1 run down and can easily tie this game on one swing.

  62. Greg says:

    Luckily the O’s are playing R.A. Dickey tonight so they wont be winning

  63. Brian S. says:

    Put on all the leadoff runners.

  64. Karl Krawfid says:

    Horrible.

  65. Hummingbird S. says:

    flirting with danger all game long.. I want good CC back

  66. Arya says:

    CC is the weakest link. He needs to learn how to field. He does that every single time, preventing Cano from getting the DP.

  67. eephus_pitch says:

    I don’t think Suzyn is being entirely objective about this Clemens verdict.
    Just a feeling.

  68. teddy says:

    come on cc, he been awful

  69. eephus_pitch says:

    Blech. Get the lefties out already.

  70. Hummingbird S. says:

    what a shitty effort from CC yet again..

  71. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ man. Keep giving him fastballs down the middle.

  72. Erica says:

    Alright alright alright! Hey shipjumpers! GAME’S NOT OVER YET. Slow your rolls.

    GO CC!

  73. Widget says:

    CC is such a buzzkill.

  74. Jonathan says:

    we sure could use this kind if BABIP luck once in awhile.

  75. Pat D says:

    He’s only really given up 2 solid hits. Fucking bloops.

  76. Kramerica Industries says:

    OT: Florida just got fucking HOSED in Omaha.

    Unreal. They weren’t winning the CWS, but that doesn’t mean that a pitch five inches off the plate, with the bases loaded in the 9th inning of a one run game, is a fucking strike. That’s insane.

  77. Brian S. says:

    Still not CC’s fault if we lose this game.

  78. Greg says:

    I’m starting to sulk a bit thinking about hoe McDonough and ESPN are loving this.

  79. bklyn says:

    What has the world come to when CC has been the Yankees worst pitcher over the last couple of weeks.

  80. DERP says:

    The only problem I have with CC tonight is giving up hits to the lefty Bourn. He’s been very good otherwise.

  81. BK2ATL says:

    This is funny. CC hasn’t pitched great, just good. But we’re getting no-hit by this kid????

    C’mon offense.

  82. Pat D says:

    Not that it applies right now, but I’d just like to say that ARod and Cano have been equally terrible in RISP and bases loaded situations so far this year.

    Seriously, look at their splits. God awful.

  83. Bartolo's Colon says:

    when is cc going to be cc again. i used to look forward to his starts.

    yeah, no no-hitter!! please no dp

  84. DERP says:

    Alex is still dirty.

  85. Brian S. says:

    Not an extra base hit though! He’s a slap hitter!

  86. Brian S. says:

    Haha. A-Rod hella made him throw that wild pitch by fucking with him.

  87. Minor did that on purpose

    #RISPFAILSTRATEGERY

  88. Bartolo's Colon says:

    please, time to crush this dude

  89. Tom says:

    What is ARod doing?

    He should stay at first on that wild pitch.

    /kidding (well only partially)

  90. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Let the beating commence.

  91. Brian S. says:

    Here comes the bomb. DO IT JONES!!!

  92. Havok9120 says:

    Allllllllright, Andruw. Lets do something that isn’t a DP. Productivity would be nice, but I don’t want to be unreasonable.

  93. Brian S. says:

    That was not a fucking strike. And the whole at-bat changes.

  94. Tom says:

    That’s not even close…

  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andruw you are allowed to swing the bat

  96. Greg says:

    Fed him nothing but breaking balls

  97. Greg says:

    Fed him nothing but breaking balls

  98. Brian S. says:

    Ronnier. Mustelier.

  99. Bartolo says:

    Anecdotally, Andruw Jones hasn’t brought much to the table for a while

  100. Cuso says:

    Andruw Jerkoff Jones

  101. MR. Martin=teh man, from time to time.

  102. Brian S. says:

    FUCK YOU FAN!!!!

  103. Erica says:

    Russ!!!!!

  104. Tom says:

    Stupid fan!

  105. Dela G says:

    RUSSS!!!!

  106. DERP says:

    That fan shouldn’t leave the park in one piece.

  107. Jonathan says:

    Toss that fucking fan

  108. Cuso says:

    Russell Martin for full time DH!

  109. Greg says:

    It would have gone in the stands anyway

    • Tom says:

      Thank you Derek!

      Just take it up the middle…. wish more Yankees would take that approach with men on base.

  110. Havok9120 says:

    BAM!

  111. Bubba says:

    Hororay for RISPHIT!!!

    From Black Hole Martin no less

  112. Betty Lizard says:

    Russell!
    Love you!
    (Call me!)

  113. eephus_pitch says:

    I’d like to believe we can at least get a weak groundball out of Jayson Nix.

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    here comes a clutch dribbler up the middle

  115. Bartolo's Colon says:

    o god, the yankees kryptonite!!

  116. flamingo says:

    Let’s get to this guy.

  117. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The irresistible force meets the immovable object: Chris Stewart with the bases loaded.

  118. Brian S. says:

    Pinch hit Swisher for Stewart. I don’t care about his quad I want runs.

  119. Bubba says:

    Loading the bases for Stewart… Big Mistake

  120. Kramerica Industries says:

    Gotta wonder how they fuck this one up?

    Easy GIDP? That’s my guess.

  121. eephus_pitch says:

    Stew’s got this.

  122. Kramerica Industries says:

    That was simple.

  123. Greg says:

    Changeup again

  124. Bartolo's Colon says:

    no chance here with jeter, i hope this serves as reverse juju, but i have zero faith

  125. Cy Pettitte says:

    at least Jeter can’t GIDP with the bases loaded now

  126. Dela G says:

    good lord i hate this chris stewart guy on offense

  127. Hummingbird S. says:

    thats what happens when you have a pitcher hitting in the AL

  128. Brian S. says:

    Come on Jeter! Do something clutch for once so you can make a new commercial out of it!

  129. Erica says:

    Sigh. I miss old YS.

  130. Mykey says:

    Obligatory “Big Hit” moment please?

  131. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Any time I see video footage of Bernie’s playing days I get sad.

  132. flamingo says:

    At least walk, Jeter.

  133. Athenian says:

    Winning streak or not, this team is a disaster with bases loaded, let alone RISP. Just a punch line to any joke about failure. Awful.

  134. Dela G says:

    what the hell is jeter doing? swing at that changeup on 2-1!

  135. Dela G says:

    Jeter comes through!!

    WOO WOO!!!

  136. AndrewYF says:

    There was seriously no one else to DH? Chavez, Ibanez? I know they’re lefties, but…Chris Stewart? Seriously?

    Guess it doesn’t matter, but damn.

  137. Erica says:

    JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

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

    RISPWIN!!!

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

    I was one batter off on the clutch dribbler up the middle comment.

  140. Brian S. says:

    That’s going in a Gilette commercial.

  141. Greg says:

    Jeter guessed correctly. Changeup away

  142. Hummingbird S. says:

    atta boy captain!

  143. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I believe Derek Jeter just took Athenian’s virginity.

  144. Mike N says:

    RIIIIIIIIIIISPWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!!

  145. flamingo says:

    Look at that!

  146. Erica says:

    I love Jeter’s family. Please adopt me.

  147. jjyank says:

    RISPHITS! But i thought the game was over in the 4th? Silly me.

  148. Greg says:

    Ike Davis just hit a granny off Arrieta. With Dickey on the mound, good night O’s

  149. Athenian says:

    Well that is once in the past two games so that is .500 in games, not actual chances.

    • jjyank says:

      Just enjoy hte 9 (potentially 10) game winning streak, huh?

      • jjyank says:

        *the

      • Athenian says:

        enjoying the winning streak is fine but when there are still season long problems its kind of the lazy way of assessing the team. They could win 20 in a row and still hit with RISP like they do and it would be unsatisfactory, borderline abysmal.

        • jjyank says:

          It depends on your worldview. I don’t believe those RISP numbers will be that bad by the end of the season. In fact, I find it impressive they’ve been this good without those numbers. If you insist on being a Debbie Downer and want to believe they’ll be terrible all year with RISP, go right ahead….I’m sure you’ll do just that anyway.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          The only thing abysmal here is the glutton for punishment who shows up during losses when no one ever has a nice thing to say to them.

        • Alkaline says:

          Honest question. Why do you even follow the team? If you can’t at least be satisfied with this streak, how can you possibly enjoy being a fan?

          • Athenian says:

            I have followed them since I was 6 yrs old, through all the nonsense and losing and the glory Torre years. It is not about winning and losing – they win 90+ games every year and are in the playoffs. Enjoyment comes from watching the pieces of the game executed like the second movement of a Mozart concerto.

  150. Kramerica Industries says:

    Surprised it worked.

    Hope it continues.

  151. Brian S. says:

    Now CC needs to pretend that he is an ace for a minute and throw a shutdown inning.

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

    I will never get tired of players audibly swearing after just missing one.

  153. Stupid customers making me miss rallies. What happened after Mr.Martin did good things?

  154. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Fred McGriff’s numbers are pretty damn good.

  155. Bartolo's Colon says:

    for how awesome diaz is against cc, that was a lot of horrendous swings

  156. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    CC wearing his ace costume.

  157. Cy Pettitte says:

    hooray for shutdown innings

  158. Havok9120 says:

    A real ace would have struck out the side following a rally.

  159. BK2ATL says:

    Nice shutdown inning by CC.

    Let’s go O. Keep this kid on the ropes before the knockout blow.

  160. Dela G says:

    TEXY!

  161. Greg says:

    A TEX MESSAGE!

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow that ball was crushed. looks like they’ve solved Minor

  163. MARK TEXTING WHILE DRIVING(pitches that is)

  164. Hummingbird S. says:

    and the real Minor appears..

  165. Dela G says:

    lol what the hell is wrong with that fan

    so damn excited

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

    lol I’ve never seen anyone that excited to get a HR ball

  167. Bartolo's Colon says:

    like most of you here, i never lost faith and knew we would start tearing minor apart

  168. DERP says:

    Did anyone else notice how Teixeira mouthed “Fuck yourself Brian S.” as he crossed home plate? Not sure what that was about.

  169. Havok9120 says:

    He pulled that HR, so its only half a run.

  170. Mike N says:

    And a homer!!

  171. dkidd says:

    and tex’ career ops is back at .900

  172. Karl Krawfid says:

    R.A Dickey can make history tonight. Amazing.

  173. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I hope you win 20 games one day, Mike Minor.

  174. jjyank says:

    They Yankees have RISP in every single at bat. Sure, having runners on second or third and not getting on them is frustrating. But they also lead the league in homers. That is not an accident. RISPFAIL is annoying, but it doesn’t meant he offense is subpar.

    • Erica says:

      I started reading this post as a troll post, then glanced up at your name, and figured you knew what you were saying. So yes. RISPFAIL = annoying.

      • jjyank says:

        I apologize, you probably read it as a troll post because I misspelled so many things…just saying that the Yanks ALWAYS have RISP, therefore, RISPFAIL doesn’t bother me as much.

        • Erica says:

          You know what I think it is? “RISPFAIL” has become the new “Jesus Montero,” so my radar went off. False alarm! Heh.

  175. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grats to Dickey.

  176. Bartolo's Colon says:

    ra dickey is fun to watch, i feel bad for the yankees next sunday. i hope they can get him on a bad day

  177. Brian S. says:

    You don’t fool me Teixeira.

  178. CUYanks says:

    CC with 97 k’s on the season, shot at reaching 100 this game!

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Such a weak link.

      • CUYanks says:

        Haha yeah. Pretty funny how people can nitpick every start as if any pitcher (other than RA Dickey) can go a full season without giving up any earned runs. I mean he might even have a shot at a CG here.

  179. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    So Yankee players are not allowed to have facial hair below the lips. Is this actually enforced? I’m pretty sure Pettitte and CC are in violation of the no-beard policy.

  180. Bartolo's Colon says:

    new rule, cc is not allowed to try to field a ball

  181. bus home time…hopefully the game’s over in a positive fashion when I get home.

  182. MannyGeee says:

    LOL @Johnny Damon… Well played Cashman, well played

    • BK2ATL says:

      Great minds…LOL!!!

    • Greg says:

      What did he do?

      • MannyGeee says:

        Gave up an in the park homer and bruised his ass on the wall… It was a disaster, and made me appreciate Voldemort all the more.

      • DERP says:

        Allowed a ball down the line to get past him and caused the batter to score on the play. Also was holding his ass as he was running after the ball after it got by him.

      • BK2ATL says:

        You’ll see it on the highlights in loops.

        Brandon Phillips hit a double down the line. Damon being Damon missed cutting it off, hurt his back, chased the ball down while holding his back and running like Nancy, threw the ball like Sheila, and Phillips made it home safely.

  183. BK2ATL says:

    And Johnny Damon again shows why Cashman was right in going with Ibanez. LOL!!!

    • CUYanks says:

      His trek towards 3000 hits has gotten painfully slow.

      • BK2ATL says:

        Wonder where all of those posters who were clamoring for Damon have disappeared to. Cashman averted a complete disaster with strong decisioning. We (all of us) would’ve been seriously calling for Cashman’s head if he signed Damon.

        And to Cashman’s point, Ibanez has been decent in the field for an extended period of time. The bat has been pretty good too.

        • Havok9120 says:

          The same place so many people go after we take the lead.

        • CUYanks says:

          It’s hard to say if Damon sitting out the first month of the season really hurt him though. Who knows what he would have done with regular PT in Yankees Stadium, one suited for him. That being said, if you told me Ibanez (or Damon, or anyone for that matter) would put up the stats Raul has season-to-date, I would have been thrilled.

          • BK2ATL says:

            Dude, just say it. Cashman was right.

            • Brian S. says:

              Ibanez hasn’t done anything in a month. But yeah, Damon is awful.

              • BK2ATL says:

                0 > -2. Get it? LOL!!!

                Ibanez hit a HR just last week, in support of Nova vs. Atlanta. He hasn’t been great, but he hasn’t sucked. He also shouldn’t be playing this much LF….but things changed. He’s earned his pinstripes from here on in.

                Again, Cashman was right.

  184. Kramerica Industries says:

    Wait, R.A. Dickey is throwing another shutout, 1 hit, 10+ K performance?

    Jesus Christ.

  185. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Jeter with the range

  186. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jeter up the middle! I dont believe my eyes.

  187. MannyGeee says:

    PastadivingJ…. whaaaaaaaaaaaaa????

  188. Zooboy says:

    Nice stab by Cano, too. That was money all the way around.

  189. jjyank says:

    *trolls Erica*

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4430049

    Thoughts? Screw bulldogs!

  190. MannyGeee says:

    I got your DH right here!

  191. Erica says:

    Hey Betty, what did you think of that Russ hit?

  192. Betty Lizard says:

    Omg there are going to be 2 more Russell Martin articles in the NT Times. Happiness . . . .

  193. Kramerica Industries says:

    So, I checked the scales yesterday at about 176.

    Since then, I’ve had about 1.5 cans of Pringles (9.57 ounces) in that time, and rode about 7 miles on a bike as my form of exercise.

    Checked the scales today – 174.

    Hahahah! This is likely not a good measure of everything, but I would love if that actually works. Huge Pringles streak right now for me – eventually Jim Rome’s classical theory of the Law of Diminishing Returns will catch up to me and I will grow to hate them. But until then, I will enjoy them.

  194. Monterowasdinero says:

    Ibanez faster than Posada. He has surprised me in so many ways.

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

    RA Dickey with another shutout. Yawn.

  196. Greg says:

    13 strikeouts for R.A.! His career high was 12, set last start

  197. Erica says:

    Jeet x 2

  198. Hummingbird S. says:

    3-6 with RISP! awesome!

  199. Kramerica Industries says:

    Back to back CGSO, 1 H, 12+ K performances by R.A. Dickey.

    This is unreal.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Counterpoint……

      The Orioles.

    • Tom says:

      Two minor nitpicks
      - he gave up an unearned run in his last game (not a shutout)
      - complete game shutout is redundant… a shutout for a pitcher has to be a complete game for it to be a shutout.

      • CUYanks says:

        Actually, if a pitcher comes in with runners on in the 1st, and records all the outs, without allowing any of those runs to score, he can get a shutout without starting. So it’s not really redundant, I believe.

        • Tom says:

          If the pitcher came on in relief, it’s not a shutout. A shutout is defined as a complete game (from MLB.com)

          “A pitcher is credited with a shutout when he pitches a complete game without allowing a run. When two or more pitchers combine to pitch a shutout, neither shall be awarded a shutout.”

          Doesn’t matter if outs are recorded or not by the other pitcher.

    • CUYanks says:

      Technically one was not a shutout, as he allowed an unearned run in the 9th.

  200. BK2ATL says:

    The Captain blows up #RISPFAIL. 2 RISP deliveries tonight.

    5-2 Yanks.

  201. Greg says:

    11-1 with a 2.00 ERA

    Not only is he an all-star he’s the frontrunner for NL Cy Young

  202. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Yeah ventners!!

  203. DERP says:

    I love Dickey and he was great, but he got some strike calls that were legit awful.

    • Greg says:

      That’s what you can get with a knuckleball. It comes across the plate in one place and ends in another time zone when caught

  204. MannyGeee says:

    Meh, beating the piss out of the Braves is starting to bore me…

    I wonder what the Kardashians are up to?

  205. Mike N says:

    WHOAH!!!!!!!!!!

  206. CT Yankee says:

    Yeah. The neighbors wrapped up their game quick. Just a little over 2 hours.

  207. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Please load the bases for al!!!!!

  208. Stratman9652 says:

    Venters has really lost the plate. Couldn’t find it in the series in ATL either.

  209. Athenian says:

    Since going 0-16 – 3 game series against TB and game 1 v Mets – Jeter has 17 hits, multi hit games. Damn!

  210. MannyGeee says:

    Maybe Tex wasn’t aware….

    SWEEEP THE LEGGGGG! venters was on the ropes, and you let him off the hook

  211. Mike Myers says:

    Broken?

  212. MannyGeee says:

    Do you think Hiroki drinks at night seeing CC & Nova get 5 runs behind him and he barely gets 2?

  213. Mike N says:

    I can only conclude that all this “CC is not a real ace” and “Yankees are a terribly flawed team” is pure trolling, because seriously, who could truly believe either of those things at this point in the season?

    • MannyGeee says:

      Come back after the winning streak….

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

      The Yankees could win every game for the rest of the season and there would still be people who find something to complain about.

    • RetroRob says:

      Never overestimate the intelligence of some, but for the most part it is trolls and a few known negative types. In other words, fans.

  214. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    CC for the complete game non-shutout?

    • RetroRob says:

      What’s his pitch count?

      I would, but I also would have left Nova in for another inning yesterday and would have had Andy go futher also in his start, although the Yankees may have pulled both because they saw fatigue. If so, right move.

  215. RBC says:

    Was that just a scuffle in the bleachers??

  216. BK2ATL says:

    Best 2B in MLB. Go and vote for him!!!

  217. Robinson Tilapia says:

    How a weak un-ace-like link this CC guy is. It’s so obvious the other four starters are carrying him. He should just change his name to “CC Janetty” already.

  218. DERP says:

    Not an ace IMO!

  219. jjyank says:

    Remember when CC was not an Ace and the game was over in the 4th?

  220. MannyGeee says:

    Watching Cano field the ball makes me giggle like Erica looking at a puppy calendar…. Just so awesome.

  221. Erica says:

    ROBBIE.

  222. RetroRob says:

    Vote often, vote early.

    Robinson Cano!

  223. Greg says:

    Crushed

  224. Mike N says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. dontchaknow says:

    dontchaknow ?

  226. DERP says:

    What a fucking lazy piece of shit.

  227. Dela G says:

    CANO!

  228. flamingo says:

    Robbie’s the best.

  229. BK2ATL says:

    Cano is in a zone. Love it.

  230. MannyGeee says:

    Andruw Jones doesn’t give a FUCK about your dropped 3rd strike… That was pretty funny

  231. Mike N says:

    How did the ump not even flinch when he got fucking tagged by that foul ball?????

  232. DERP says:

    Robinson Cano wRC+ in 2010: 141
    Robinson Cano wRC+ in 2012: 142

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_05qJTeNNI

  233. dkidd says:

    good luck stopping cc from pitching the ninth, joe

  234. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Who is this weak link pitching the ninth?

  235. sangreal says:

    Girardi said Russell Martin likely would have caught CC Sabathia tonight if Swisher had been able to play the outfield. Without Swisher, Girardi had to choose between two catchers and three left-handed hitters at DH. He decide to DH Martin and catch Chris Stewart. “CC and Stew were against Atlanta (last week) and (Stewart) knows where things went right, where things went wrong,” Girardi said. “It will be easier, in a sense. I do want to get Russell and him back together.”

    Anyone still buying this “not a personal catcher” line?

  236. BK2ATL says:

    From the kicking-dirt-in-you-while-you’re-down files, the Red Sox are shopping Youklis everywhere. With a current line like this and the next injury one minute away, who would want this dude?

    “The 33-year-old corner infielder is in the midst of a 1-for-21 slump and has seen his triple slash line plummet to .215/.301/.345. He’ll earn more than $7MM over the remainder of this season, and an acquiring team would have the option of picking up a $13MM option or paying a $1MM buyout.”

    • dkidd says:

      and when he signed that contract, everyone thought he was giving a huge hometown discount

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

      Dodgers will pick him up.

      • vicki says:

        for pennies on the dollar. which of course is better than nothing on the dollar.

      • BK2ATL says:

        For why? James Loney is the same thing, and you don’t need to give up anything for him.

        Boston is willing to kick in cash just to get rid of Youklis, which means they really just want him gone for whatever prospects they can get.

        Also read on ESPN Insider that the Boston clubhouse is a complete mess. In addition to Youklis, Bard might be on the block too. Loving this implosion. And I’m sure somewhere, Theo and Terry are smirking their asses off.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Nothing would make me happier then Kevin Youkulis, 2013 NL MVP…

      Not that I lie Youk at all, rather fuck the Red Sox…

  237. jjyank says:

    Robinson Tilapia…I’d like to congratulate you on being the only one here who can view my semi-embarrassing frat boy pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      If you look through my pics you’ll notice that, strangely, sometime around last year, I actually stopped appearing in pictures I was tagged in. I wonder why.

      • jjyank says:

        It happens. For me…hint: start scrolling though picture backwards. I miss those times.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          I’m shocked I was the only one to friend you.

          • jjyank says:

            I have a few entertaining pictures :P Anyone who’s not a troll is welcome.

          • Erica says:

            I kind of like the anonymity of this place! But it was cool that you shared your pup with us.

            • jjyank says:

              I feel like I have developed a pretty solid picture in my mind of what everyone looks like by now. Tilapia’s name threw me off, but not his appearance. And stuart and Athenian look like Smeagle from LotR. That much I know for sure. But the rest I have a pretty good idea anyway.

              • Erica says:

                Hahahaha! Oh, Athenian.

                What do we all look like?!

                • jjyank says:

                  Normal? Specific descriptions are difficult (though you have previously described yourself as pretty, so I won’t doubt that). Pat D, while I enjoy his comments very much, has also admitted to being overweight. Etc., etc. I don’t draw all my conclusions on my own.

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

                  I have scrolled through the “likes” on the RAB page before to see if I found some obvious faces, but have never matched up anyone.

                  jjyank fits my mental image as well. I’ll just spy on his page to see who the hell from the rest of you start showing your faces.

                  • Robinson Tilapia says:

                    of course, by “the rest of you,” we all mean Erica.

                  • jjyank says:

                    So far only one guy besides you as friend requested me, and I’m pretty sure it’s “Jeff from Columbia”, the guy I almost went to the Friday Nats game with.

                    But if you spy on my page, you’ll mostly just see lots of frat brother love and a few friends from Long Island who I share a Yankee love with. Also a few Red Sox fans from undergrad that might talk shit every now and again.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      I actually have strange FB boundaries. I never go through other people’s pages. I actually feel like I’d be invading their privacy. Ridiculous, I know.

                    • jjyank says:

                      Haha I get it, but trust me, if I didn’t want someone to go through my facebook life, I’d just block them from it. I’ve done that to several peopl, so if you are allowed (which you are) don’t feel intrusive. I’ll gladly block anyone that I don’t want to see my life. Trust me, considering the career I’m going for, I’d prefer more strangers from Yankee blogs than real acquaintances anyway looking through my stuff…as weird as that may sound.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      Same here. I have people from pretty much every era and walk of my life on my page so, while I do go out on a limb, there’s nothing I would ever regret on there.

  238. Erica says:

    It’s SO un-acelike for CC to be pitching the 9th. C’mon.

  239. Tom says:

    That’s just not fair…. 3-2 slider up 4 runs, he had no chance hitting that.

  240. Tom says:

    Doesn’t matter if it hit him.. he swung at the pitch anyway.

  241. BK2ATL says:

    The Braves really haven’t done jackshit since we handed CC the lead.

    #Ace

  242. Erica says:

    10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aayyiiii!!!

  243. Mike N says:

    NOT AN ACE!

  244. Robinson Tilapia says:

    TEN.

  245. MannyGeee says:

    Just like a non-ace… He has to break Heywards wrist in order to get the CG.

  246. BK2ATL says:

    Boom!!!!

    Ace ends it, CG-style.

    Yanks win 6-2.

  247. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I remember in May 2005 when they were about to win 11 in a row then Gary Sheffield’s error fucked everything up and the Mariners came back and won.

  248. jjyank says:

    A complete game?? But CC isn’t an ace? Ah well.

    Awesome game. Ten in a row, how can you not feel awesome about this run?

  249. MannyGeee says:

    And in closing, Dempster to the DL. is this god intervening so Cashman doesn’t do something stupid?

    PS: goddam is CC a big mutherfucker.

  250. BK2ATL says:

    Oh and the bullpen just woke up. They really had the night off. Like no warmups or anything.

    10 straight and counting!!!!

  251. Greg says:

    I bow down to CC. Fantastic start. Especially after we got the lead he went into the dominating mode that I have been waiting to see. Keep it up CC. Well done

  252. CUYanks says:

    Career win number 185 for C.C. Pretty impressive pace.

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

    For your enjoyment: http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nge-68877/

    20-4 since.

  254. Jerome S. says:

    This league can’t even handle us right now.

  255. BK2ATL says:

    FYI, on the great news front via MLB Trade Rumors..

    “GM Brian Cashman told Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio that the Yankees haven’t pursued contract extensions for Robinson Cano or Curtis Granderson, but aim to keep both players long-term”

    Sweet!!!!

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