Game 66: Shooting for double-digits

Clemens acquitted on all perjury counts
Josh Norris' state of the system series
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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.

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  • Cano fan #1

    Vote for Cano please

    • BK2ATL

      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

      Holy shit how does Cano have 3.1 WAR already?

      • 28 this year

        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.

  • BK2ATL

    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.

  • Bartolo

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

    • Monterowasnotdinero

      Martinisdinero. Not.

      • jjyank

        Montero isn’t dinero in 2012 either.

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

          Fun fact:

          Combined bWAR of Montero and Noesi: -0.3
          Combined bWAR of Campos and Pineda: 0

          We’re winning the trade.

          • BK2ATL

            Funny.

  • Guest

    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…

    • Dick Gozinya

      Well put, couldn’t agree more.

  • Greg

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

    • Zooboy

      That would be Ace.

  • jjyank

    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.

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

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

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

    lead off triple=gaysauce.

    • RI$P FTW

      Why is language like this allowed on this site? Is this a gay bashing site?

      • Brian S.

        Yes it is.

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

        Ha, calling a bisexual a gay basher…too funny.

  • Pat D

    That’s a great start.

  • Greg

    Once again….

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • DH

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

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

  • Greg

    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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    CC is the weak link.

    Just kidding….kind of….

    • Greg

      Well he is right now

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        And Mike Minor is Tom Glavine apparently.

    • RI$P FTW

      You’re not kidding. He is. Especially for that amount of money.

  • Havok9120

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

    • jjyank

      No idea. But…STTRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKKKE.

  • Tom

    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

      Wasn’t the speed, it was the location.

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

      • Tom

        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)

  • Mike myers

    What did he say about a Charlie horse?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mike Minor, Yankee killer… but otherwise garbage

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    • Greg

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

  • Greg

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

  • Mykey

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

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

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

    • Greg

      But why is this? YOu can say that, but give a reason

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yankees are not aggressive enough.

        • Greg

          But that goes against their nature, don’t you see?

      • Crime Dog

        I’d say SSS noise. In both regards. Minor is a pretty highly regarded pitcher, he’s not gonna pitch to a 6 ERA the whole year. He’s also not going to pitch 8 shutout innings everytime out. His real talent level (obviously) lies somewhere in the middle.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          This.

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

        Against us anyway, he throws breaking pitches over the plate, and strikes early. With a guy who is pitching to a 6 ERA the team’s probably expecting 2-0 every count, but before they know it they’re down 0-1 or 0-2

      • RI$P FTW

        This isn’t a court of law. Get ahold of yourself.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          This comment FTW.

  • Greg

    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

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Danny Aiello is Michael Kay’s uncle? Aiy.

  • Greg

    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

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

      Still not taking the O’s seriously at all, so still not concerned.

      • jjyank

        Me either. The Yanks are 3.5 up on the Rays, and that is far more important than whatever the hell the O’s are doing.

        • Brian S.

          The O’s are actually good. If they can just add one starting pitcher at the deadline so that Hunter doesn’t have to keep pitching for them they will contend.

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

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

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

      A-Walk

    • Brian S.

      You will get an A-Walk and A-Like it.

  • Brian S.

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

    • Greg

      Well, Bourn is having a spectacular season.

      Jesus Flores on the other hand…

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

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

      • Tom

        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

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

  • jjyank

    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.

  • Greg

    See what happens when they are aggressive?

    • Hummingbird S.

      Clearly, every time they swing at the first pitch they will ground into double plays. you’re right.

      • Greg

        I just dont want people complaining when any Yankee swings at the first pitch tonight

  • Hummingbird S.

    Randy Johnson shutting them down so far..

  • Brian S.

    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.

    • Brian S.

      1.95 GB/FB ratio, 1.53 career.

  • Pat D

    This umpire sucks.

    • Hummingbird S.

      It actually caught the bottom of the strikezone.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Greg

      That’s what I brought up yesterday.

    • jjyank

      Sure, more of a guarantee would be nice..but plenty of people said the same thing at this point last year, and Jones went on a tear in the second half. I’m not excusing his play so far, but I don’t think he got completely cooked in a matter of ~8 months either.

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

      Jones last year:
      1st half .195/.294/.357
      2nd half .291/.416/.612

      • jjyank

        Yeah that was pretty much my point. I’m not ready to say he “simply can’t do it anymore” 3 months (season wise) after tearing the cover off of left handed pitching.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Sure you can hope for a miracle turnaround, but at his age, a decline is a lot more likely.

        • jjyank

          Game season wise, Jones is three months removed from being awesome against lefties. I am not ready to call him done yet.

      • vicki

        joe was hitting him against righties before he wised up midseason. the platoon with jorgie was pretty perfect.

    • Havok9120

      Okay, lets assume Jones won’t turn it around. Who are you targeting?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Musteiler!

        Meh…

    • Crime Dog

      Guys like that don’t exactly grow on trees. Most of the ones that are available or can be available have their warts too

  • Brian S.

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

    • jjyank

      Slugging percentage is the only stat that matters!!

      If you disagree with me, you’re a saberwhore!!

      /stuart a’d

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

        RBI’s too!

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

        I will continue to yell and complain that he’s terrible but I will never suggest an alternative, I will just name other 3rd baseman who are also terrible, and call them all terrible!!!!!!

        /really stuart a’d

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

    • Brian S.

      Problem is only an ace can do that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice pitch

  • Brian S.

    Score runs meow.

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

      did you say meow?

      • Havok9120

        He’s trying to make it his thing.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It’s working about as well as Mick Foley.

        • JohnnyC

          Fun fact: Brian S. is really a…uhhh…cat.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Okay woof.

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

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

  • Greg

    Lefty with a good changeup, the Yankees kryptonite

    • Hummingbird S.

      lefty with a good changeup who throws 90mph fastballs down the middle, the Yankees kryptonite

      • Greg

        They don’t look like 90mph with a good changeup.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Tony Pena : emergency catcher

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Brian S.

    This really is fucking stupid. Mike. Minor.

    • Greg

      As I said, Lefty with a good changeup. The Yankees struggle against pitchers like this. Actually we should have expected it

      • Brian S.

        Well we crushed Johan didn’t we?

        • Greg

          Only after 8 days of rest and rust building.

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

            As always, the Yankees get no credit.

            • Greg

              Even the Yankees announcers were putting that performance because of that reason

              • Robinson Tilapia

                It actually counted as half a win in the standings. FACT.

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

        and he throws strikes on top of it. He is the Yankee’s kryptonite.

      • Havok9120

        Except for those guys just like this that we crushed earlier this season. But, y’know, narrative.

        • Brian S.

          +1

      • Robinson Tilapia

        And a young guy with an actual pedigree. As fans, we have no patience with our young pitchers but we expect the team to knock the tar out of someone else’s.

        I realize the guy hasn’t been pitching well, but he is in the majors for a reason.

        • jjyank

          I totally agree. Minor was a first round pick. Maybe he’s putting it together, and maybe he’s not. But we should probably stop acting like he’s Sidney Ponson. Point being, he has potential and is still young. Is it really that surprising that he shows flashes of that potential?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Let the skullfucking of Mike Minor begin.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              MAJOR REPLY FAIL

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Knocked the shit outta that one!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Bend over, here it comes

  • Hummingbird S.

    CC’s command is still awful..

  • Dela G

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

  • Tom

    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.

    • JohnnyC

      That’s why they DO use McDonough. It’s ESPN for chrissake.

  • Brian S.

    Bear down CC

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

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

  • Frank

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

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

        That Imperial Commander’s actual name? Frank. FACT.

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

          If you have a source I feel I have officially won the internet.

          • Havok9120

            You’re demanding a source? Who are you, Ted Nelson?

        • Frank

          Ok. I was off by an inning.

      • jjyank

        Hahahaha +1000000000

      • Pat D

        I find your lack of pants disturbing.

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

          i will or will not wear pants when ever I damn well please.

          • jjyank

            Unless you live in Vermont, I believe you would get arrested.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Move to Portland, Oregon, where everyone is either pantsless or shirtless.

          • Pat D

            I was referring to this inspired bit of hilarity:

            http://www.savageresearch.com/humor/pants.html

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

      Try again.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Un-ace-like double play.

    • Havok9120

      They shouldn’t have been on base in the first place!

  • Frank

    Nice. Now let’s get the old man.

  • Pat D

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

    • Greg

      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

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

        See also “Niekro, Phil.”

      • Pat D

        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.

        WINZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!

  • Brian S.

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

  • Greg

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

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

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Greg

      So what does that tell you?

      • Hummingbird S.

        that they suck against a pitcher everyone else is crushing..

        • Greg

          Look at his starts. Marlins didn’t crush him in the start prior to these two.

          5IP 4H 1ER 5BB 4Ks

          • Hummingbird S.

            5 innings, 9 baserunners.. he was great.

          • Tom

            9 baserunners in 5 innings is a poor start…especially against the Marlins who have scored the 3rd fewest runs in all of baseball.

  • Brian S.

    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.

    • Greg

      The Yankees were almost no hit by Phillip Humber last year. What did you feel then?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Numbness in my center-right nut?

      • Brian S.

        Humber was really good last year.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      This guy’s such a schmuck he was actually the seventh overall pick in the draft three years ago and is already in the majors.

      I can haz Wikipedia two!

  • Greg

    Behind the fastball, ahead of the changeup

  • Cris Pengiucci

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

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Oh, and I’m voting a 4 in the Fan Confidence poll next week!

      • Havok9120

        You should go 5. You don’t want to seem like a hipster.

  • Frank

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

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

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

    • Havok9120

      Stop it. You aren’t allowed to be reasonable.

    • Hummingbird S.

      that might not last, not if CC keeps putting the first 2 men on every goddamn inning

  • Greg

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

  • Brian S.

    Put on all the leadoff runners.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Horrible.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Arya

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      Cano wasnt getting to that ball.

  • eephus_pitch

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      RAWGAH CLEMENS IS STANDING IN GEORGE’S BOX!

  • teddy

    come on cc, he been awful

  • eephus_pitch

    Blech. Get the lefties out already.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what a shitty effort from CC yet again..

    • Greg

      Shitty by ace standards yes

      • Brian S.

        He’s not an ace though. So it’s not fair to compare him to those standards.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Erica

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

    GO CC!

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

      butbutbut…teh losing?!?!?!?

      • jjyank

        Maybe a FIP will help.

        • Erica

          A FIP may help. It may.

          • jjyank

            Mr. Riddle? I believe this is your cue.

            • Erica

              Ah said no!

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

              Erica knows my first offer will be on the table until the end of days ;) <3

              • Erica

                D’awwwwww.

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

                and Erica, a little thing to sweeten the pot: I have decent credit and a stock portfolio with a very strong potential.

                • Erica

                  UGHDECIZIONZ

                • jjyank

                  But I might (hopefully) soon work for an unnamed government agency who fights bad guys! PICK ME! I’ll get good benefits :P

                  Just kidding. I’ll find my own FIP. Or real girlfriend. Whichever comes first.

                  • Erica

                    I think that Betty Lizard gal sounds available. FIP her, FIP her!!

                    • jjyank

                      I don’t look enough like Russel Martin.

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

                      I don’t wanna speak for erica, but I think she digs the bad guy ::Looks dark and cool::

    • jjyank

      This. I feel like we’ve seen this movie before. CC will be fine, and the Yankees will win.

      • Erica

        Exactly! I love when people just assume the game is over in the 4th. Silly rabbits.

        • jjyank

          Trix (read: trolling) is for kids!!!

          • Erica

            “The Troll”???

            • jjyank

              Nah. The Real Slim Trolly.

  • Widget

    CC is such a buzzkill.

  • Jonathan

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

    • Brian S.

      We did in the first game of the Nats series.

    • Havok9120

      That A-Rod hit against the Mets used our allotment for the month. The baseball gods have taken a page from Selig and begun rationing it out.

      • jjyank

        God damn it I hate Selig even more now.

  • Pat D

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • Pat D

      The spirit of Eric Gregg.

  • Brian S.

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

  • Greg

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

    • Havok9120

      The joke is far too easy here.

  • bklyn

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

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

      Yet he still has an ERA in the mid 3s….

    • Erica

      Doom. Gloom. Fiery pits of baseball hell. ohnoez

    • Robinson Tilapia

      So sad that someone whose screenname is my borough said that.

      • Erica

        Hipsters.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He was being ironic, perhaps?

          • Erica

            No, I think he was trying to be the first one out of everyone to make such a statement… y’know?

            …Hipsters.

  • DERP

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

  • BK2ATL

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

    C’mon offense.

  • Pat D

    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.

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

    AROD SUCKS!!!!!!!

    ohwaitimean…

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    yeah, no no-hitter!! please no dp

  • DERP

    Alex is still dirty.

  • Brian S.

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

  • Brian S.

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

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

    Minor did that on purpose

    #RISPFAILSTRATEGERY

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    please, time to crush this dude

  • Tom

    What is ARod doing?

    He should stay at first on that wild pitch.

    /kidding (well only partially)

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Let the beating commence.

  • Brian S.

    Here comes the bomb. DO IT JONES!!!

  • Havok9120

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

  • Brian S.

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

    • Havok9120

      Unfortunately, a couple of the balls weren’t balls either.

      This zone is insane.

  • Tom

    That’s not even close…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw you are allowed to swing the bat

  • Greg

    Fed him nothing but breaking balls

  • Greg

    Fed him nothing but breaking balls

  • Brian S.

    Ronnier. Mustelier.

  • Bartolo

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Andruw Jerkoff Jones

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

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

    • Betty Lizard

      As with many of my other boyfriends, I only remember the good times . . . .

  • Brian S.

    FUCK YOU FAN!!!!

    • Brian S.

      Nevermind. That was going in.

    • Dela G

      it was going into the stands….

      • Brian S.

        Which is why I followed up my original comment.

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

      It was gonna bounce out regardless.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i still hate that fan, just because his seats are a lot better than the ones i sit in

  • Erica

    Russ!!!!!

  • Tom

    Stupid fan!

  • Dela G

    RUSSS!!!!

  • DERP

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

  • Jonathan

    Toss that fucking fan

    • Brian S.

      Sell him to the Libyans.

      • jjyank

        I think the Syrians would be far worse.

        *coming from a MidEast specialist*

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Russell Martin for full time DH!

  • Greg

    It would have gone in the stands anyway

    • Tom

      Thank you Derek!

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

  • Havok9120

    BAM!

  • Bubba

    Hororay for RISPHIT!!!

    From Black Hole Martin no less

    • Betty Lizard

      RISPHIT is so much better than RISPSHIT!

    • Erica

      Uhhhh, Russ has been doing quite well as of late. Do we watch the same games?

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

        he was like 1-18 since the Mets series.

        • Betty Lizard

          1 for 19. I was very sad.

          • Erica

            Goddamnit. I have blind faith in him. I love me some Russ. Betty, I’ll fight ya for him!

            • Betty Lizard

              It’s OK . . . I’ll share. . . . .:-)

  • Betty Lizard

    Russell!
    Love you!
    (Call me!)

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Call her already, Russ. This seems like a pretty easy deal.

      • Betty Lizard

        :-)

    • Bartolo

      call her maybe?

  • eephus_pitch

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    here comes a clutch dribbler up the middle

    • ASU Yanks87

      haha good call

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    o god, the yankees kryptonite!!

  • flamingo

    Let’s get to this guy.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Brian S.

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

    • jjyank

      It’s not garbage time though. Swish would be useless!

  • Bubba

    Loading the bases for Stewart… Big Mistake

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gotta wonder how they fuck this one up?

    Easy GIDP? That’s my guess.

  • eephus_pitch

    Stew’s got this.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That was simple.

  • Greg

    Changeup again

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      you’re welcome everyone

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Dela G

    good lord i hate this chris stewart guy on offense

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Brian S.

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

  • Erica

    Sigh. I miss old YS.

    • Brian S.

      Me too :(

  • Mykey

    Obligatory “Big Hit” moment please?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • flamingo

    At least walk, Jeter.

  • Athenian

    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.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …….aaaaaaaaand you can go fuck yourself.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        +1

      • Athenian

        you are one classy person. Now that i know personal attacks of posters with such hate and vitriol is permissible – regardless of what RAB guidelines are, this should get real fun. Let me know when your mouth and head are out of the sewer and perhaps the exchange can be fun.

    • flamingo

      Honestly, if the only way they ever scored was through solo HRs, I wouldn’t care as long as they won.

    • Erica

      Hipster.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        +8,000

        I may not have stocks, but I have a reaaaaally cute kid.

        • Erica

          Are you hitting on me too!

          • jjyank

            In all fairness, I hear his kid is a lefty from Cuba who is already represented by Scott Boras and sit easily in the mid-90’s. So you should be honored.

            • Erica

              Daaaaaamn, they start those pitchers young. Diapers! He’s in diapers, isn’t he? Cuba has a mightily different work ethic.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            The wife IS at yoga right now.

  • Dela G

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

    • Greg

      It was a changeup away

  • Dela G

    Jeter comes through!!

    WOO WOO!!!

  • AndrewYF

    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.

  • Erica

    JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

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

    RISPWIN!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Brian S.

    That’s going in a Gilette commercial.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Someone’s gonna smiling in their Ford truck.

  • Greg

    Jeter guessed correctly. Changeup away

    • Greg

      Fastball away, my correction

    • Brian S.

      That’s all he’s been throwing to every batter.

      • Greg

        Well he threw a fastball in on the previous pitch

  • Hummingbird S.

    atta boy captain!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I believe Derek Jeter just took Athenian’s virginity.

    • jjyank

      I don’t think even Derek “Gift Basket” Jeter would hit that.

      • Erica

        I chuckled.

  • Mike N

    RIIIIIIIIIIISPWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!!

  • flamingo

    Look at that!

  • Erica

    I love Jeter’s family. Please adopt me.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’ll be my adopted sister?

      • Erica

        Are you a spawn of Jeter Sr.?! Kewl. Let’s be best friends.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          They adopted me too.

          • Erica

            Cool, I’m in!

  • jjyank

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

  • Greg

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

    • Erica

      Oh, Shmets.

    • dkidd

      if not for that unearned run last start, dickey would be at 40 scoreless innings in a row

      • Greg

        The earned run streak is still in play

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

        He better start the ASG.

  • Athenian

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

    • jjyank

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

      • jjyank

        *the

      • Athenian

        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

          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

          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

          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

            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.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Surprised it worked.

    Hope it continues.

  • Brian S.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Havok9120

      Jeter base hit, Granderson K.

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

      Jeter with a clutch 8 hopper up the middle for a 2 run single.

      • Havok9120

        Well….it didn’t hit the ground until it was near second base. So there’s that.

      • JohnnyC

        You’re watching the game on radio, right?

    • Zooboy

      Jeter base hit. You made a sale. Granderson K.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fred McGriff’s numbers are pretty damn good.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      reminded me of bryce harper vs. andy pettitte, that was awesome….

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

      Okay, this is just blatant Erica pandering now.

      • Havok9120

        I was studiously not commenting on that.

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

        Haha, not even, a friend of mine posted on facebook and my first thought was THIS IS TOO CUTE TO NOT BE SEEN BY EVERYBODY!!!

        • jjyank

          Whatever you say brah…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      That’s really fucking cute, actually.

      • jjyank

        You’re married, so I’ll let that one slide.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          FACT: I am forced to rate dogs on a scale from one to ten every time we’re out on the street.

          • Erica

            HAHAHA. Yes, rating dogs = important. I annoy the crap out of the bf with pictures of bulldogs.

            Seriously, though. English bulldogs rock, what with their squishy faces and copious amounts of neck, leg and back wrinkles. They’re like towels with 4 legs. Oooooh, squishmonsters.

            • jjyank

              No, I’m sorry. They’re ugly. There, I said it. I have never had a dog that is not a Golden Retriever,(I’ve had 3 in my life) and they (aside from possibly Labs) are the cutest dogs ever. No dog that looks like its face got smashed in by a frying pan can be cuter than my Golden puppy. Just saying.

              • MannyGeee

                Obvious troll is trolling….

                And FWIW, bullies are the shit!

                Except for my bully, shes a bitch

                • Erica

                  Manny, I want to know more about your bully!!!

    • Erica

      Why are you doing this to me.

    • Alkaline

      Yeah. This is just adorable. No one could deny it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC wearing his ace costume.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hooray for shutdown innings

  • Havok9120

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

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

      on 3 pitches.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice shutdown inning by CC.

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

    • BK2ATL

      And Tex goes to big boy school. 4-2 Yanks.

  • Dela G

    TEXY!

  • Greg

    A TEX MESSAGE!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jack

    BAMF

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

    MARK TEXTING WHILE DRIVING(pitches that is)

    • MannyGeee

      Wow…. Nthats a stretch, but I will give you a point for that one….

  • Hummingbird S.

    and the real Minor appears..

  • Dela G

    lol what the hell is wrong with that fan

    so damn excited

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

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • DERP

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

    • Mike N

      Who’s Brian S.?

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i think a commenter

        • Mike N

          Oh. HAHAHAHAH! Now I get it!

          • Brian S.

            LOL DERP IS DO FUNNY OMG LOL

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Did he meow?

      • jjyank

        Did he say “MEOW”? Did he drink milk from a saucer? Did he jump around from tree to tree, all nimbly-bimbly? DID HE EAT MICE????? Meow what was he talking about?”

        • boogie down

          Great movie.

    • Brian S.

      You can suck my dick.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Attaboy.

        • Brian S.

          You’d watch

  • Havok9120

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

  • Mike N

    And a homer!!

  • dkidd

    and tex’ career ops is back at .900

  • Karl Krawfid

    R.A Dickey can make history tonight. Amazing.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • jjyank

    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

      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

        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

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

          • jjyank

            Heh, the Montero stuff will always annoy me more. At least RISPFAIL has to do with the current team.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grats to Dickey.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Absolutely.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • jjyank

      You never know. Yankees have tagged Tim Wakefield plenty in the past. Here’s to hoping.

  • Brian S.

    You don’t fool me Teixeira.

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

      lol with the Tex hatred.

  • CUYanks

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Such a weak link.

      • CUYanks

        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.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    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.

    • Mike N
    • jjyank

      Pettitte is just rocking the 5 o’clock shadow look, and CC’s mustache is so thin, it’s almost unnoticeable. They’ve also allowed Mattingly, Randy Johnson, Jason Giambi, and more recently (also a very thin ‘stache) Martin. I guess it’s cool as long as it’s not out of control.

      • Havok9120

        Mustaches have always been allowed.

        • Jack

          Yep. It’s below the lip that’s banned.

    • Betty Lizard

      Andy commented that he didn’t want to get busted for shaving AFTER he pitches . He and CC are both skating by on the “temporary” 5 o’clock shadow exemption. Andy surmised his beard was growing faster. Oh Andy, it’s the gray, honey, that’s making it more visible.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        lol

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

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

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

  • MannyGeee

    LOL @Johnny Damon… Well played Cashman, well played

    • BK2ATL

      Great minds…LOL!!!

    • Greg

      What did he do?

      • MannyGeee

        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

          I think it was a double and an error, but whatevs.

      • DERP

        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

        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.

  • BK2ATL

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

    • CUYanks

      His trek towards 3000 hits has gotten painfully slow.

      • BK2ATL

        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

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

        • CUYanks

          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

            Dude, just say it. Cashman was right.

            • Brian S.

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

              • BK2ATL

                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.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    Jesus Christ.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Jeter with the range

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter up the middle! I dont believe my eyes.

  • MannyGeee

    PastadivingJ…. whaaaaaaaaaaaaa????

    • Havok9120

      It’d be awesome if that had been Sterling’s call.

  • Zooboy

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

  • jjyank

    *trolls Erica*

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

    Thoughts? Screw bulldogs!

    • Erica

      I want to slap you with a cold fish. Bulldogs are big and beautiful. Goldens are flawless angels. I love them all. LOVE. Love. I nearly molest the bf’s Shiba Inus whenever I see them. I need dogs, all of them.

      Except chihuahuas.

      • MannyGeee

        Wow, this just got creepy.

      • jjyank

        http://www.facebook.com/photo......38;theater

        I’m not sure if my facebook allows you to see this. But if it does, this is me and my Golden puppy. Wayyy cuter than any damn bulldog.

        • Erica

          Look at that puppy! LOOK. Oh my. She is lovely.

          I still stand by my bulldogs. Fat, wiggly and roly-poly.

          • jjyank

            Eh maybe I’m just bitter because my ex’s family had a bulldog. Ugly fucker. Labs FTW as far as I’m concerned.

            • Erica

              Fair enough. Labs/retrievers are phenomenal. I know two goldens that have the biggest and silliest personalities ever. I don’t even mind when they drool on me, because their faces say, “you love me anyway,” and damn right, I do.

              • jjyank

                Retrievers (Labs and Goldens) are hands down the friendliest, most loyal breed of dog out there. You can have your own personal preference in look/type, but those two breeds are easily the most consistant in the “best personality” category.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I was a bulldog fan for a while, I’ll admit.

            I’m more a dog lover from afar. Never had a pet as a kid, so that part of me never developed as it should have.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Awwwwww.

          Yes, we did see it.

          • jjyank

            To be fair, she’s much bigger now. That was like a year ago, so I trolled a bit in her puppy cuteness. But she’s still amazingly cute. The breeder we got her from has told us repeatedly that she regrets selling her to us because she could have been a show dog.

            I guess I’m only going this in depth because I miss her. She was my dog for two years before I moved out.

            • Erica

              This makes me sad. Reclaim your lady!

              • jjyank

                I wish. She’s really my parent’s dog I suppose, even though she has more loyalty to me than my mom (since she works and it was my dad and I that trained her).

                She’ll come down with my parents next month and stay in my apartment for a couple days.

                • Erica

                  Awww, that’s exciting! And that’s when you dupe your parents into leaving her with you! Foolproof.

        • Havok9120

          I agree.

          I’m a Shepherd guy, though.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Of course, the real question is what the creepiest friend request you’ll get from posting that is.

          • jjyank

            I will screen any friend request for the words “troll” “athenian” and “duh innings”

            • Robinson Tilapia

              The one you just got is me, btw.

              • jjyank

                Unless I have screen refresh fail, I didn’t get one.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Ya got screen refresh fail then. :)

                  • jjyank

                    I gotta admit, I didn’t expect that to be your name. I guess the fish handle fooled me.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I actually used to use my real first name when I first posted on here.

                    • jjyank

                      Mine is relatively close. I got jjyank from my first online video game handle because my nickname in middle school was “JJ” and “yank” comes from…you guess it..Yankees.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I should have changed my FB name to “The Miracle Stick” beforehand.

  • MannyGeee

    I got your DH right here!

  • Erica

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

    • jjyank

      *FIPS*

      • Erica

        Where is the FIPmeister?! THIS IS HIS CHANCE AND I AM SETTING HIM UP.

        • jjyank

          I believe he is on the bus on his way home from his head shop job :P

          • Robinson Tilapia

            hahaha!

        • Havok9120

          *facepalm*

          • jjyank

            You facepalm, but someday this internet marriage will need internet grooms…

    • Betty Lizard

      2 for 3! This is what dreams are made of . . . .

  • Betty Lizard

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      BRILLIANT!

      You are like the Anti- Atkins diet!

  • Monterowasdinero

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

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

    RA Dickey with another shutout. Yawn.

  • Greg

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

  • Erica

    Jeet x 2

  • Hummingbird S.

    3-6 with RISP! awesome!

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    This is unreal.

    • MannyGeee

      Counterpoint……

      The Orioles.

      • Jim Is Bored

        The Orioles offense isn’t terrible this year. Really hasn’t been terrible the past few years.

        6th in the AL in runs scored.

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

        Yeah but the O’s haven’t be at their typical levels of suckitude this year either.

      • Brian S.

        …Who are good.

    • Tom

      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

        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

          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

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

  • BK2ATL

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

    5-2 Yanks.

  • Greg

    11-1 with a 2.00 ERA

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

    • Tom

      The scary thing is he had that one awful start against ATL in the rain (which probably is not good for a knucleball grip) where he gave up 8ER in I think 4 innings.

      Minus that start his ERA is in the 1.30 range.

    • Brian S.

      Win Loss records!

    • Brian S.

      Grienke, Gio, Cain, Cueto>Dickey

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It’s not a crazy suggestion. A lot of baseball left to be played, though.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Yeah ventners!!

  • DERP

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

    • Greg

      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

  • MannyGeee

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

    I wonder what the Kardashians are up to?

  • Mike N

    WHOAH!!!!!!!!!!

  • CT Yankee

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Please load the bases for al!!!!!

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

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

    • Greg

      Which makes Tex’s K headshaking

  • Athenian

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

  • MannyGeee

    Maybe Tex wasn’t aware….

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

    • Brian S.

      You dare criticize Teixeira? Prepare to be insulted next time he does something of remote value.

      • MannyGeee

        Duely noted

        • Robinson Tilapia

          meow

  • Mike Myers

    Broken?

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Mike N

    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

      Come back after the winning streak….

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

      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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC for the complete game non-shutout?

    • RetroRob

      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.

  • RBC

    Was that just a scuffle in the bleachers??

  • BK2ATL

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

  • DERP

    Not an ace IMO!

  • jjyank

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

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Erica

      You didn’t make squeaky sounds, so this statement is slightly false.

      • MannyGeee

        Ohhhhh…I actually might have.

        And I flat out girl-screamed at that HR, like I saw my best friend at the mall screamed…..

        • Erica

          A little high-pitched Bee Gees falsetto action. You get it, you do!

  • Erica

    ROBBIE.

  • RetroRob

    Vote often, vote early.

    Robinson Cano!

  • Greg

    Crushed

  • Mike N

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

  • dontchaknow

    dontchaknow ?

  • DERP

    What a fucking lazy piece of shit.

  • Dela G

    CANO!

  • flamingo

    Robbie’s the best.

  • BK2ATL

    Cano is in a zone. Love it.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Mike N

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

  • DERP

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

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

  • dkidd

    good luck stopping cc from pitching the ninth, joe

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Who is this weak link pitching the ninth?

  • sangreal

    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?

  • BK2ATL

    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

      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)

      Dodgers will pick him up.

      • vicki

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

      • BK2ATL

        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

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

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

  • jjyank

    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

      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

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

        • Robinson Tilapia

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

          • jjyank

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

          • Erica

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

            • jjyank

              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

                Hahahaha! Oh, Athenian.

                What do we all look like?!

                • jjyank

                  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

                  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

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

                    • Erica

                      http://instagr.am/p/L-4O46g84v/ Curiosity satisfied.

                    • jjyank

                      Well you certainly are pretty. Just don’t let Tom Riddle see that, he’ll go nuts.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Weird. That’s actually close to what I expected, Erica. Had you pegged as dark-haired, dark-eyed.

                    • Erica

                      Hahaha, that’s because I don’t come off as a dumb blonde! Derp.

                  • jjyank

                    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

                      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

                      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

                      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.

  • Erica

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If he’s a real ace, he’ll come out for the 10th……even if the game’s over.

      • Erica

        Yes. And if he’s a real ace, he’ll just keep throwing strikes through the night. To nobody. To anybody. To invisible people.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And someone will still complain about his command.

          • Erica

            Who’s our latest favorite troll that would say that? Nobody has been too hardcore today.

    • Mike N

      Srsly. Even if he completes this win, he didn’t do it like a real ace. Send him down. And fire Girardi and Cashman. This is not a playoff team.

      • Erica

        YUP

  • Tom

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

  • Tom

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

  • BK2ATL

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

    #Ace

  • Erica

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

  • Mike N

    NOT AN ACE!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    TEN.

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Mike N

      hahahahahahah! Best comment of the night!

  • BK2ATL

    Boom!!!!

    Ace ends it, CG-style.

    Yanks win 6-2.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    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.

  • jjyank

    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?

    • Havok9120

      Judging by the number of people who don’t (or at least don’t show it), its pretty easy.

  • MannyGeee

    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.

    • Greg

      You saw the interview with Kurkjian?

      • MannyGeee

        Pretty funny. Not a small dude at all… Maybe kurkjian is like 5’1″?

        • Mike N

          Kurkjian is, indeed, a shrimp.

    • BK2ATL

      I doubt that Dempster talk is serious. Just due diligence by Cash.

      That being said, I can’t see us giving up even Adam Warren or Ramon Ortiz for Dempster. It’s a long season, but between Garcia and Phelps, we have rotation depth this time around.

      • jjyank

        Pretty sure I would give up Ortiz, but yeah, otherwise I do think the Dempster stuff was just due diligence.

  • BK2ATL

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

    10 straight and counting!!!!

  • Greg

    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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Hell yeah.

    • Havok9120

      And this, Greg, is why pretty much everyone on here either likes you or at least finds you bearable.

      • jjyank

        I like Greg. He at least sticks around long enough to give props at the end of a win. More than I can say about a lot of commenters.

  • CUYanks

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

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

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

    20-4 since.

    • Havok9120

      The end of that thread…..heh.

    • Erica

      Damn. When we’re down, we’re plain drowning in our misery.

  • Dela G

    10!

  • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    This league can’t even handle us right now.

  • BK2ATL

    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!!!!