Game 67: Do I hear 11?

Aardsma throws scoreless inning in first minor league rehab appearance
Pineda on target to begin throwing in mid-September
(REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

It’s been a long time since the Yankees last won 11 straight games. They last did it in late-August/early-September way back in 1985, a streak that started when Mike Pagliarulo hit a three-run homer off Doug Corbett of the Angels and ended when Cecil Cooper of the Brewers hit a walk-off single off Dave Righetti. Yeah, it’s been a while. Here’s tonight’s lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
DH Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
RF Nick Swishertested the quad out before the game and he’s good to go
3B Eric Chavez
Russell Martin

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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Aardsma throws scoreless inning in first minor league rehab appearance
Pineda on target to begin throwing in mid-September
  • captain kiwi

    really new to commenting on RAB but a long time reader. extremely excited that i get to have a night off to watch the game AND perhaps join in on the commenting shenanigans! #feellikeakid

    • captain kiwi

      and of course, let’s go yankees!

    • Guest

      Welcome!

      • CP

        So the guest welcomes the new guy? Seems odd…

        • MannyGeee

          You know what they say Suzyn….l

      • captain kiwi

        thank you!

    • jjyank

      Welcome to the comment section! I was also a longtime reader, but only started commenting regularly in the offseason. It’s a lot like watching every Yankee game with loads of fellow Yankee fans, and it’s especially a blast when the Yankees are playing this well. Hope you stick around!

      • captain kiwi

        thanks! i’m actually unfamiliar with having yankee fans around since i live in georgia :) one of the reasons why i decided to hang out with RAB recently is because my gf hasn’t been around lately… braves fan and all that hehe.

        • jjyank

          I think you’ll enjoy it. We can have some pretty good times on here during game threads.

        • Alkaline

          It’s lots of fun reading the comments at this place.

    • RI$P FTW

      Obvious troll.

      • jjyank

        …is you?

    • Professor Longnose

      One shenanigan to a customer.

  • Dan in Atanta

    Two guys playing third at the same tine should help the Captain’s range. I’m guessing ARod is the DH?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Yes, Axisa. We do hear 11.

    • Guest

      It goes to 11!

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Its 1 louder.

    • jjyank

      Fuck it, I hear 20.

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

        More like 107.

        • jjyank

          I like the way you think, but there are only 96 games left :P

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

            11-0 in the playoffs

            • jjyank

              Ha my bad. Good call man.

  • jjyank

    Kuroda has been so much more enjoyable to watch recently, I love it. Pass the torch Hiroki, keep it moving!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
  • Dick Gozinya

    Hirok!

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

    I’m just curious, and I hope this jinx’s nothing, but what is the franchise’s longest winning streak?

    • dkidd

      if we lose tonight, you and captain kiwi are banished to the land of wind and ghosts

      /mr. sparkle’d

      • jjyank

        Tom Riddle won’t be banished entirely, he just has to ride the bus commute to and from work over and over. They always seem to play well when he’s on his way home from work.

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

          Ha, I thought I was the only one to notice. I also am sad that I missed out on the long discussions about puppies and such that I started last night.

          • jjyank

            You missed out man. Me and Tilapia even became facebook friends because of it. RAB bonding at its best.

      • captain kiwi

        i will accept all blame if the streak ends tonight

        • captain kiwi

          as long as i also get credit if they push it to 11 :)

          • jjyank

            If they get to 11, I’ll fly to Georgia and shake your hand in person.

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

              Dude, don’t make promises like that…that’s expensive.

              • jjyank

                It is. And I have zero room in the budget :P I just want the Yanks to win!

    • Sweet Dick Willie
  • jjyank

    Good a start as any!

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

    Hirok.

  • pat

    Hiroki getting after it.

  • jjyank

    Kuroda’s fastball command looked good. Keep it up Hirok!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ooh. Swisher scooched down to 7th. That’s where he should be – makes lineup better.

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

      Now if we were to just put Alex in the 2 hole and Grandy cleaning up…I feel the lineup would be in it’s best form.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        This.

      • jjyank

        Agreed as well. I’d like to see that.

  • flamingo

    Great AB by Jeter.

  • pat

    10 pitch walk? Ok fine.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Jeter worked an AB longer than 3 pitches! Holy crap!

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

    Some at-bat by Derek.

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

    Getting a live look in, and they just showed Moose in a graphic, it reminded me…Why does Kay dislike Mussina so much?

    • jjyank

      He had that cold/dry sarcastic humor attitude with reporters, probably rubbed him the wrong way. I’m just speculating though.

  • jjyank

    Great AB by Jeter there.

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

    That …. didn’t look like a strike.

    • Greg

      And it wasn’t

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

    too close to take with 2 strikes…but I think it was inside.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    nice strike zone idiot

  • Karl Krawfid

    Omg If I could get those calls I could pitch in the Majors.

  • jjyank

    Just realized this:

    You know your an NL team when….your DH is still your #9 hitter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hiroki better get the same zone

    • The Scheister of Doom

      THIS.

  • Greg

    Jeter won that inning for us all by himself with that 10 pitch walk

  • Jack

    You know who wouldn’t have missed that call? A robot.

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

      this.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Trying to be positive despite my handle but that delayed strike three called on A-Rod was one of the worst calls I’ve seen this year.

  • jjyank

    Ah well. At least they got Hudson over 20 pitches for the inning.

    • sangreal

      not bad considering Hiroki doesnt even have 20 pitches total through 2

  • jjyank

    That’s a hell of a text poll.

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

      share for your radio brethren.

      • Greg

        Baseball’s best/favorite living legend

        Aaron,Berra,Mays,Musial

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

          Well…Mays has always come across as pompous to me, Berra is a little to eccentric for my taste, so it’d be between Aaron and Musial for me.

          • jjyank

            But as far as purely being a player…that’s a question with no right answer.

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

              Which is why I went right to personality.

  • Greg

    Its always good when your starter has less pitches through two innings than the opposition has through one

  • jjyank

    Kuroda is looking sharp. The starting pitching during this run has been so much fun to watch.

    • captain kiwi

      agreed. my only gripe (and even then it’s not a big one) was last cc last tuesday against the braves. i was actually at the game and it was tough to see cc labor

      • jjyank

        Hopefully he put that behind him after his last start.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Raul!

  • captain kiwi

    nice raul!

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

    Brian S.’s least favorite guys starting rallies =P

  • dkidd

    raul is going streaking!!!

    • Fernando

      “Old School” style

  • Greg

    Gonna be hard to hit a sac fly off of a sinker

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

      They’re playing back so anything past the pitcher is a run.

    • Jack

      He almost did.

    • jon

      not that hard

  • mustang

    Raul ” I read the thread”

    • mustang

      and that’s my answer!!!

  • Greg

    Inconsistent K zone

  • jon

    wow this is a pretty interesting strike zone

  • Tom

    Raul Ibanez laughs at Mike Axisa RAB articles!

    (said in jest, I thought it was good)

  • Ross

    Unfortunately, this game is not on MLB Network west of the Mississippi. I mean … who cares about the Cardinals? :-)

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

      It’s on MLBN for me and I live out on the West Coast. You probably live in Cards or Tigers territory.

      • Ross

        Arizona … a lot of mid-westerners here, I guess.
        I am sorry I spoke for all western Yankee fans in my post.

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

      Hah, I took one of those silly My Space quiz’s forever ago, about what baseball fan I am. Turns out I should be a Cardinals fan.

  • sangreal

    Welcome back, Swish!

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

    SWISHALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    GARBAGE TIME!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    aww yea Swish!!!

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

    That had the good sound.

  • mustang

    Swisher ” did you guys miss me”

  • Greg

    Yes Sir!

  • flamingo

    Swishhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • jjyank

    Strike zone is terrible (though you all know that, I’m sure).

  • Cy Pettitte

    40 pitches with no one out in the 2nd wow

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    He can be so freaking dangerous as a #7 hitter. He should stay there.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Oh, ohnonononono!

  • Professor Longnose

    No garbage time jokes?

    • Professor Longnose

      Oops, missed RI AKA TMR’s mention.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      April is calling.

  • jjyank

    Garbage time/fantasy points. Glorious.

  • Athenian

    So would you keep Swisher and Granderson and let Cano walk? Considering budgets, declining years, contract demands, Scott Boras, etc.

    • Professor Longnose

      It would try to find a way to keep Cano, but if that’s how it works out, I don’t think it would be a disaster over the next few years.

      • jjyank

        I do think Cano could also slide over to third (considering his arm and his minor league experience there) with A-Rod at DH down the line. Grandy is also older, and a CF who becomes a LF is probably less valuable than a 2B who becomes a 3B.

  • mustang

    WHY?????

  • Jack

    What the fuck Russell? I mean, what the fucking fuck?

  • Greg

    Nice idea, just bad execution. Chipper doesnt move well but he hit it too hard

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

      Nice idea if you have plus speed. Martin’s got average speed at best.

      • Greg

        Booth analysts agreed with me. Nice idea but too hard hit

      • jjyank

        Yeah, that’s a nice idea if you’re Brett Gardner or Dewayne Wise. Maybe I get it with no outs (sets up the sac fly), but with one out already? Just swing the bat, Russ.

  • Ross

    The guy has thrown 44 pitches in 2 innings, Derek … take a frickin’ pitch!

    • Greg

      He took ten in his last at bat. That’s 5 per at bat

      • Ross

        I dig the simple math!
        But, it’s the lapses in judgement on the situational stuff that irks me. He’s DJ so, he should do whatever he pleases but, that sets a bad example to the rest of the team who should be taking strike one there.

    • RetroRob

      Yes, and you might have forgotten that Jeter took him up heavy on pitch count to start the game before drawing the walk.

      The future HOFer never has understood hitting. He’s getting therer based on his glove.

  • jjyank

    I love how a two run lead makes me feel so damn confident about winning the game now. Early in the season I’d be sweating for insurance runs, but the way the Yanks have been pitching (and how Kuroda has looked thus far) makes me feel like it’s insurmountable.

    • Professor Longnose

      The season sure how turned around.

      • Professor Longnose

        …sure has…

      • jjyank

        And I expected it to turn around. But I really am loving how good I feel with a two run lead, it’s awesome.

      • mustang

        May 21, 2012 6-0 lost to KC at home!!!!!!!

        LAST PLACE.

        yes sir it has.

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

        Amazing thing is, it wasn’t that long ago when the Orioles were gonna run away with the division and the Yankees were an 82-80 team at best.

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

          They’ve clearly outdeveloped the Yankees!

          • jjyank

            If there’s a team in this division who’s been worse than the Yankees, it’s most definitely the Orioles.

    • mustang

      I love how a 10 GAME WINNING STREAK lead makes …..

  • hogsmog

    AHHHhhhhHHhh

  • Tom

    Pitcher over 40 pitches with 1 out in the 2nd…

    I don’t mind the general idea of bunting for a hit, but recognize the situation and don’t give the guy with a very high pitch count the potential for a quick out.

    And then Jeter follows it up with a first pitch out.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    RAB Official Index:

    Garbage time = GT

    Thank you for the consideration.

    • jjyank

      I approve. It would save us all some typing when Swisher gets a hit.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Good. I’ll look to you for policing efforts.

        This way I don’t pull my hair out every time its typed :).

        • jjyank

          Haha I told you, it’s really got nothing to do with you anymore. Just a general meme now.

          • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

            I know, I know. I cry just a little when I think of letting go…..

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

      Not until my Grittiness Factor (GF) gets in there

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why are they playing that shallow?

    • Greg

      Even if they were deep, they werent getting that. That was hammered

    • jjyank

      They wouldn’t have gotten to it anyway. That almost hit the base of the wall.

      • Karl Krawfid

        He would have been on 2nd not third though. Oh well who cares. 2 gbs he would have scored anyway.

        • Greg

          He got to third because Grandy misplayed the ball off the carom

    • Tom

      It’s the defensive philosophy… which would normally be fine, but Granderson’s biggest weakness is going back on balls, especially ones to his left (right center)

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

        Granderson wasn’t catching that.

      • jjyank

        More hits drop in front of an outfielder than get hit over their head anyway. I’m okay with that strategy. Bloop hits are annoying, and rockets that almost hit the wall are on the pitcher, not the outfielder.

        • Tom

          It’s not as simple as that – a ball over the head is guaranteed double. It also increases the probability of a triple (vs a double). While there may be more hits prevented, the expected run prevention value might not be better.

          The rockets over the head are on the pitcher is a tired meme… not every ball over an OF’rs head is a “rocket”, plus you have the double vs triple factor.

          The more significant problem in my view is you are maximizing Granderson’s weakness, which is going back on balls – he is much better side to side and coming in. If it was Gardner out there (who is incredible going back on balls) it would be a different story

          • jjyank

            In the late innings of a game, you’re right. Most teams to play deep “no doubles” defense.

            It’s not a “tired meme”. It’s true. Heywards hit was a rocket, and most balls that go that far are hit pretty damn hard. With nobody on base in the early innings, Grandy has a better shot of making an out by playing a bit shallow.

            8th inning, 1 run lead? Yeah, play him deeper. I don’t think it’s an issue here.

            • Tom

              I’m not talking about just one ball… there have been a few FLY balls that have landed on the grass prior to the warning track that turn into doubles/triples. And then there are the extra bases (runners scoring from first, double to triple)

              I’m not saying play no doubles defense – I’m talking about playing NORMAL defense (Granderson is at one of the most shallow positions in the game).

              If you can define “most balls” and “pretty damn hard” maybe it wouldn’t sound like a meme… but with no data to support the most balls over the outfielder’s head it becomes a nice narrative.

              And again it’s not simply out vs hit… a double/triple is not the same as a single, you have to look at the expected run values. Given Granderson’s weakness going back on flyballs, I’m not convinced Granderson is cutting off enough singles to outweigh the extra doubles and extra bases caused by playing shallow.

              And while the UZR data is limited and noisy… it give you a clue about the impact and the tradeoff.

              • jjyank

                I don’t think Granderson is that weak going back. UZR means nothing to me in a small sample.

                And again, it’s not a meme. If the ball almost hits the wall, it is not a lazy fly ball, it is hit hard. This is not nearly as big a deal as you’re making it.

                • Tom

                  Not all hard hit balls are doubles… some actually get caught by people playing moderately deep – the thought that anything hit hard is the pitcher’s fault and should be a hit is a bit ridiculous in my view… CF’rs regularly track down hard hit balls.

                  Is Granderson preventing 2-3 singles for every extra double or triple? I’m not so sure, but that’s roughly what it would take for it to have a positive impact.

                  And while I have a general dislike of UZR… Granderson is on pace for an all time bad value. He was also significantly negative last year. When you get close to 2 years of data for the high out positions (SS, CF), the sample size starts getting significant (I think it is 1.5 years for SS, maybe 2 years for CF’s, 3 years for most other positions)

                  It’s not a big deal.. but why do it? Is it actually working? Or is it just feeding the balls hit over an OF’rs head is the pitchers fault narrative? If it’s working great… the numbers suggest it’s not working.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Fuck this strike zone.

    • Greg

      I;m with you, Even on the triple to Heyward, Kuroda was down 2-0 on close pitches.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        An inconsistent strike zone really grinds my gears.

  • http://www.g6tec.com Jedile

    I’d love to see Jeyward manning RF for us. He’d have 30+ HR potential in YS. Though this will never happen I’m just speaking my desires..

    • Karl Krawfid

      Hell yeah. I would trade Swisher for him right noooooow. ATL would say no to that but in my mind I would do it noooow.

      • Professor Longnose

        Me, too. I’d even throw in a free toaster.

        • http://www.g6tec.com Jedile

          Unless that toaster can pitch, I don’t know if the Braves would be that interested. I’d think a deal for Jeyward would be be along the lines of the Montero-Pineda trade. Though Braves have excellent pitching depth so they’d want hitting!

      • jjyank

        Well yeah. But not only would Atlanta say “no”, they’d laugh into the phone for about 5 minutes before hanging up.

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

      still would prefer FA to be BJ Upton.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Jeyward Manning?

      Archie’s youngest son?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    You know, I wonder if Granderson’s shallow play has been influenced by the presence of Andruw on the team?

    If anyone would know about playing a shallow CF and getting good jumps ….

    • Monterowasdinero

      Mo asked Grandy to play shallow for him a few years ago and Curtis obliged and liked it. He has improved going back on balls. He tends to get bad jumps coming in as he naturally freezes or takes a step back on balls off the bat.

      I. like.shallow.

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

    Still feel supremely confident in winning this game.

    • Greg

      So do I because we’re leading

      • jjyank

        Oh Greg.

    • Professor Longnose

      I’d feel even more confident if the Yankees scored 20 runs this inning.

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

        Of course, so would I. I’m saying as the score stands now, I’d be surprised if the Yankees lost.

        • Professor Longnose

          I agree with you. I just want runs!

  • Tom Q

    Well, that inning certainly extended Hudson’s stay

  • jjyank

    Yankee booth giving some love to my new hometown :D

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

    I <3 Hirok's commercial on 880.

  • The Scheister of Doom

     Umpire Requirements
    Umpires must meet some basic requirements:
    High school diploma or G.E.D.
    Reasonable body weight
    20/20 vision (with or without corrective lenses)
    Good communication skills
    Quick reflexes, good coordination
    Some athletic ability
    Required preliminary training for the job (i.e., professional umpire school)

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

      I could be an umpire…because I see nothing on there about favoring certain teams…

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

      “Some athletic ability”

      Athletic ability as good as Jeter’s range.

    • Monterowasdinero

      According to most announcers in mlb, they must favor the Yanks.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        That’s the only reason they’ve won 10 straight since their clearly not hitting with RISP.

  • Professor Longnose

    Silly question: If Michael Pineda came back tomorrow, fully recovered and ready to pitch, would you put him in the rotation, and if so who would you punt?

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

      Battle to the death between everybody not named CC and Andy(because childhood) first one to die looses his spot.

      • Professor Longnose

        I’d watch that.

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

        And may the odds be ever in their favor.

    • jjyank

      Well I wouldn’t, because assuming that in your scenario he’s still coming back from shoulder surgery, I would want to see him in rehab games.

      Now, if he did rehab and was destroying AAA, it obviously has to be either Nova or Hughes. CC, Kuroda, and Pettitte aren’t going anywhere. I really don’t know which one would go, but I would lean Hughes because Nova is under contract for longer and might be a more valuable asset going forward.

    • The Scheister of Doom

      Earlier this year the answer clearly could’ve been Nova or Hughes but since they’ve turned the corner, that’s a great question. I guess the first one between the two that has a sustained losing streak.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Trade him….

      • The Scheister of Doom

        For a slugger with high upside like Xavier Nady or Rick Ankiel…

      • Monterowasdinero

        I mean Kevin Millwood? Hector Noesi?

  • The Scheister of Doom

    In case anyone wants to apply for a umpire job, https://therightcall.net/register.aspx

     Umpire Requirements
    Zero accountability
    Umpires must meet some basic requirements:
    High school diploma or G.E.D.
    Reasonable body weight
    20/20 vision (with or without corrective lenses)
    Good communication skills
    Quick reflexes, good coordination
    Some athletic ability
    Required preliminary training for the job (i.e., professional umpire school)

    • The Scheister of Doom

      My bad, didn’t realize the other post went through. Doh!!

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

    I will always remember Uggla as the guy who committed 3 errors during the all star game at the stadium.

    • jjyank

      And the dude with biceps the size of my face.

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

    Freeman has a .295 OBP? I had no idea.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Per ehow…

    According to CNN, the average salary of Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires as of October, 2009 is $192,000 per year, with individual salaries based on an umpire’s experience and job performance. Rising to the ranks of MLB umpiring requires specialized training and over a decade of experience officiating minor league baseball games.

    So does this mean all ML umps used to be good and their skills have eroded over time or just zero accountability has been part of their sustained culture?

    • The Scheister of Doom

      Good call by the ump on realizing the run didn’t score yet.

  • Cy Pettitte

    such a bad 1-2 pitch. ugh.

  • Widget

    What the deuce Kuroda?

  • jjyank

    Damn it. Get outta this right here Hiroki!

  • Greg

    What happened? Did Kuroda become Steve Blass?

  • DERP

    Why don’t you clap your hands again you stupid fucking asshole Heyward.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kuroda’s lucky.

    Hopefully the O can bounce back for him. Ugly inning.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Fuck! But thank you Braves!

  • jjyank

    Wow. That was an interesting end to the inning.

  • Widget

    hideous inning. that is the sort of inning that ends streaks

    • RalphieD

      the kind of inning that leaves you down by 1 run with 6 innings to play? i understand your frustration but lets be real here….

    • jjyank

      For the love of Mo man, they’re down by 1 in the 4th inning. They’ve overcome bigger odds on this one streak alone.

    • DERP

      I hope your dick falls off.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        I laughed. Castration with a touch of sodomy!

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Yankees get a huge gift.

  • captain kiwi

    that could’ve been a lot worse. hopefully the offense doesn’t continue the same narrative of “kuroda gets no run support”

    • jjyank

      I swear, every time Kuroda pitches he must think “God damn it, I thought I left the Dodgers!!”

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Longo gone again for the Rays as his rehab blew up.

    • Knoxvillain

      Most overrated player in baseball.

      • jjyank

        Disagree, that’s a ridiculous statement. He’s injured, but he’s easily one of the top 3 third basemen in the game when healthy.

        • Knoxvillain

          Zimmerman, Beltre, Wright, Trumbo, Ramirez. I’d take them all over Longoria. And probably Lawrie in a couple of years.

          I don’t think Longoria is a bad player. But it’d be nice if people could stop obsessing over him when he can’t even play 130 games a year.

          • DERP

            You might want to look at the number of games played by Beltre and Ramirez over the past few years.

          • jjyank

            Zimmerman is just as injury prone and LOL at Trumbo and Ramirez. Laughable.

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

              Zimmerman is terrible. He’s barely out-OPsing Ike Davis. No idea what the hell happened to him.

              • jjyank

                I didn’t look up the numbers, but yeah. My point is that Longo is a really good player, and there are far, far more guys who are more overrated than him.

            • Knoxvillain

              Just like Longoria is but still a better player. Trumbo is having a great year. I’m not sure what you’re watching.

              Longo=overrated.

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

                Trumbo’s playing OF.

                • Knoxvillain

                  Whoops. I’d still start him at 3rd over Longoria if I had to choose.

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

                    He’s even worse than Nunez with the glove.

                    • jjyank

                      And Longo is superb. Seriously, I find the assertion that Trumbo > Longo ar third insane.

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

                I agree that Longoria is a bit overrated, but there’s no chance I’d take Trumbo over him. Defense counts and Trumbo gives back runs with his glove. Plus his track record is so much shorter.

                • Knoxvillain

                  That’s the only problem with him. I like Longoria, but he isn’t the best 3rd baseman in baseball like everyone thinks. This year I’d take Trumbo over him in a hearbeat.

                  • jjyank

                    I never said the best. But Trumbo had a sub-.300 OBP last year, so you’re basing this on a small sample. Longo may be overrated, but you’re taking this too far.

              • jjyank

                Maybe slightly. I’m not saying Longo is the best ever. But the most overrated player in baseball? Ridiculous. They guy is awesome when healthy, and Zimmerman, Beltre, and Ramirez have plenty of injury problems of their own. And Trumbo is in his second year, hardly a large sample.

                • jjyank

                  Oh, and Trumbo has a sub-.300 OBP last year. Yep, he’s fucking awesome, huh?

                  • Knoxvillain

                    It was his rookie year. But good way to judge how good a player is, their first year in baseball.

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

                      And the first ten weeks of their sophomore year are?

                  • jjyank

                    So you’d rather ignore that and focus on a sample size of less than half a season? Yes, perfect argument.

              • DERP

                It’s funny, I’m pretty about three months ago, people were saying Trumbo was the most overrated player in baseball.

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

              Trumbo isn’t even a 3B anymore.

      • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

        Torn hammy not easy to come back from.

    • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

      Makes the Rays stiil a pop gun offense with them relying on bj upton and zobrest for power. At least they have godzilla.

  • Monterowasdinero

    3-0 changeup?

    Wow

    • Knoxvillain

      He’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball for a long time for a reason.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Good ab by Swish.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Kuorda isnt getting that exact pitch called a strike. Pretty sure the ump is from Atlanta…

    • Bubba

      Hudson does seem to be getting every close call.

  • Knoxvillain

    What a surprise.

  • Will The Thrill

    Argh. Please get Tim Hudson out of there Yanks. He’s the kind of pitcher I hate for the Yankees to face : A sinkerballer who can also strike people out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russ! clutch hit.

    • Cy Pettitte

      or clutch error I guess

  • Jack

    See what happens when you swing the bat Russ?

  • Monterowasdinero

    Chipper ready for coed softball league.

    • Jack

      Will they let him and Byrnes be teammates?

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Yes! Martin with the clutch hit!!

    • The Scheister of Doom

      Err…error! It was a clutch error!

  • Knoxvillain

    How the hell is that pitch a ball to Jeter but if it was five inches off the outside corner it’s a strike? This umpire sucks ass.

  • jjyank

    RRUUUUSSS BUSSSS

  • Bubba

    Black hole Martin strikes again

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    86 for hutson wow

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Jeter with the mammoth hit foul ball!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Whoa.

    Thought that was strike three on Derek.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was a ball

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

    I definatley didn’t expect Jeter to hit a ball like that, even though it was foul.

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

    So…wtf…seems like I loose internet connection for a short time and the world goes to hell…

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Grandy slam here i am calling it.

  • http://www.retire21.org/ first name only male – Retire 21

    I hate having to listen to John Sterling announce these games. “THAT IS HIT WAYYYYYYY DEEP…and foul, the count remains full.”

    • Knoxvillain

      Same with Michael Kay. “THAT IS HIT DEEEEP TO CENTERFIELD…CANO BACK…AND HE MAKES THE PLAY.”

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

      Ha, yeah, it is terrible. That’s why I listened to the Nat’s broadcast…but honestly they’re just as bad in other respects.

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

      I may be the only one, but watching on TV I thought that ball was way gone.

      • Bwhahah

        Ditto. ‘Twas a moonshot

  • Knoxvillain

    Fuck you, Granderson.

    • rconn23

      Seriously? He’s on pace for 50 home runs.

      • Knoxvillain

        He pissed me off.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Want the Yankees out? Load the bases

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    90 pitches for a guy who can only go 110 In the 5 nice

  • Knoxvillain

    Dat range.

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

    Leaving for the bus soon, but I leave you all with this:
    http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr......140/source

    • jjyank

      Good, the Yankees will take the lead.

      No offense, of course.

  • Cy Pettitte

    11 pitch 1-2-3 inning. that’s more like it Hiroki

  • Kramerica Industries

    Always love a good Fenway bloodbath.

    • Tom

      Good to see Buchholz return to form…. people were way too optimistic after a few good starts. Though given Miami’s general suckiness he could pick up another win.

      People like to talk about Nova and run support, yet you never hear ESPN and other media folk mention Buchholz.

      He has seven starts where he has given up at least 5 ER, and is somehow 3-1 in those games. Well 8 now with tonight

      • Kramerica Industries

        I was actually talking about the YES note about 6/19/2000, when the Yankees won 22-1 at Fenway.

  • Hummingbird S.

    just got home, how are they doing so far?

    • jjyank

      Kuroda looks real sharp outside of one inning, Yanks have a couple timely hits but Hudson is hanging in there.

      • jjyank

        The plus side of the Hudson thing is he’s thrown a lot of pitches.

  • Cy Pettitte

    man some of these calls Hudson is getting are ridiculous

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 pitches out of the zone per gameday, 2 called strikes. Amazing umpiring.

  • pat

    That was waaaay too shallow. Come the fuck on.

    • Cy Pettitte

      yea I know it’s two outs but I can’t believe they sent Teix. Heyward got to that ball very quickly.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Ive seem one legged guys hop around faster than Teix can run..

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Slow ass

  • Greg

    It was too shallow but Eric Chavez is 0-2 tonight so that might have been their only chance

    • Hummingbird S.

      good send, good throw… Teix is too damn slow.

    • DM

      Their only chance — in the bottom of the 5th??

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    We would have the slowest guy on the team running.

  • Hummingbird S.

    great throw.. and teix is too damn slow

  • DM

    Crappy decision — with Hudson most likely outta of the game after that hit.

    • Greg

      Chavez 0-2 on the night

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

        So? That doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to make an out.

        • Hummingbird S.

          you gotta look at it from this angle: the chances of Heyward not making a great throw are greater than the chances of Chavez get a hit (especially if you consider a lefty would have come in to face him)

          • DM

            0-2 means he’s less likely to get a hit the next time? Can he draw a walk with the bases loaded? Was Rivera coming in for them or something?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Rather see tex thrown out at home than another bases load fail

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Don’t mind sending him but Teix is pathetically slow.

  • BK2ATL

    Heyward welcomed Tex to the gun show. LOL!!! Great throw.

    Sucks that we only have 3 runs on the board, and that Kuroda’s giving up 3 runs. Bright side is Hudson’s already at 109 pitches thru 5 innings.

  • She thinks my Pineda’s sexy

    get the bullpen a’stirrin Joey.

  • Bwhahah

    Who cares A Rod would strike out anyway

    • Greg

      I R STUPID

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great pitch

  • Betances’ Command

    LARRY!

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

    does anybody know if you can listen to the game using the I Heart Radio app?

    • Betances’ Command

      No, sir. I was curious to try that one time but you can not.

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

        damn, do you know of anyway I could use a smart phone to listen to the game on the bus ride home?

        • CBean

          the mlb app is worth every penny, IMO. You can listen to every game, home or away broadcasts. I sometimes switch to away broadcasts to avoid Sterling but then end up switching back when the away broadcasters bug me with their Yankee’s blahblahmoneycakes talk.

  • Greg

    I might consider going to Rapada now

  • Betances’ Command

    Try this, my friend.

    the mobile stream center.com on your phone

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

      thanks man.

      • Betances’ Command

        No problem

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Tex gone for the century

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit.

    Kuroda has been shit with two outs tonight, and Tex gave himself up to prevent possibly two runs from scoring.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Now this is a bad decision… why do you have 2 lefties in the pen and dont use one here… Kuroda has nothing left. Bad decision by Joe, might cost the game.

    • Greg

      88 pitches

      • Hummingbird S.

        so what? he looked gassed and was missing his spots.. just because he’s under 100 pitches doesn’t mean he’s doing great..

  • Greg

    Instantly going into sulking mode. Red Sox are winning….

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I hate it when people talk down on “pessimists” but surely you can’t be serious.

      • Kramerica Industries

        He is serious.

        And don’t call him Shirley.

    • Jack

      What’s a Red Sock?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Now you’re just playing to character. Really, Greg.

  • Knoxvillain

    The Braves are 3-3 RISP today. This is why they’re winning, Yankees.

    • Greg

      WRONG

      3-9

      Yanks 2-8

      Thanks for playing but

      YOU LOSE

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

      I dunno where you get your stats from, but you might want to unsubscribe.

      • Knoxvillain

        Well, the Braves announcers said 3-3.

        • jjyank

          Guess the Braves announcers suck then, huh?

          • Knoxvillain

            I’d say 90% of announcers do.

        • Bunt Gardner

          The same Braves announcers that said the Yankees signed Kuroda after Pineda blew his arm out?

          • Knoxvillain

            Yep. I wanted to yell at my TV but they follow the Braves so they probably wouldn’t know.

        • Kramerica Industries

          I listened to the intro to last night’s game for replay purposes last night…

          Chip Caray (remember him!) said the Braves were 4-1 in interleague games in New York. Without even looking, I knew he was wrong because the Yankees took 2/3 in NY back in 2006. I don’t know if they’ve played in NY any other time than 1998 or 2006, but the actual record was 3-2 Yankees.

          I mean, could be poor statisticians, but I don’t know how those numbers could be so easily screwed up. Perhaps SportsSouth just has no clue WTF they’re doing.

  • Frank

    Heyward was a bad match up there. Should have pulled Kuroda for Logan. That’s 3 runs scored by ATL. with 2 outs.

  • Hall and Nokes

    A bit surprised Rapada wasn’t up and ready for Heyward. He’s killed Kuroda twice in a week now.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    I miss 2nd inning Kuroda

  • Betances’ Command

    Could you imagine Heyward in a Yankee uniform playing 81 games at home with the short porch in RF? Holy shit, dudes and dudettes.

    • Frank

      I thought the same thing earlier. His swing is tailor made for YS.

  • Zooboy

    They got this. Haven’t had a walk off yet during the streak. Maybe setting up for some pie.

    • Greg

      Martin against the Mets

      • jjyank

        Yeah, and there was no pie. Lame.

        But the streak still has me confident. Still have more than 3 innings to score 2 runs. Very possible.

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

          And the non-Kimbrel Braves bullpen isn’t exactly lights out.

  • dkidd

    chad durbin and chad gaudin are pitching at the same time

    just as the mayans predicted…

  • Greg

    If this is the end, I am for the most part happy because we’d won 10 in a row and you cant win every game. But we didn’t separate ourselves from anybody in the East. Especially that team at the bottom which still scares me.

    • jjyank

      We’re 4 games ahead of Tampa and 8 games ahead of Boston. I’m not saying those teams can’t go on a run, they certainly can. But this is a pretty solid lead so far.

      • jjyank

        And yes…Baltimore doesn’t count.

    • Jack

      1 run, 3 innings.

    • Zooboy

      Can’t win the AL East by beating up on teams during interleague. Gotta beat the teams within the division. I say: bring it.

    • Kramerica Industries

      They picked up 4.5 games on the Rays.

      That’s about as much as you reasonably hope for. The idea of “separation” this early in the season is just preposterous. Red Sox couldn’t even hold a nine game lead in September – and that was with 30 games left to play, not 95.

      • Greg

        The 86 Mets would like to give you a call

        • Kramerica Industries

          Teams that good are exceptionally rare.

          There’s a reason why that Mets team is undoubtedly the best in the history of the franchise. And why, in many ways, it’s a shame those Mets team only won one World Series.

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

          So do the 98 Yankees. Pointing out extreme examples doesn’t really help your cause.

          • Greg

            It does when the idea is thought of as preposturous

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Boston? I was thinking about this today. I still say they finish third behind the Yanks and Rays.

      I’m willing to give the Orioles fourth place, but that’s as far as I’m going.

  • stuart a

    dont worry the great arod is up next inning. expect a A+ AB. The guy is dominating. Per the einsteins on this site he is still a very good player. They compare him to the slew of great 3B in baseball today. the likes of; callasp, whatever dregs oak and seattle have, wilson betemit, jack hanahan, and a slew of other great 3B.

    Arob may get another RBI this week, since he is in the zone.

    Let’s bat arod 3rd or 4th since he is playing so well…

    chipper at 40 statistically is as good as Arod now……

    • Greg

      Oh look, it’s Kate Hudson

    • jjyank

      YES! He’s back! Trolololololololol.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Eric Hinske-Mall Cop.

    • jjyank

      Ha he does look a lot like him,

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

    The Red Sox are 8 games out. So are the Twins.

    AL Central sucks.

  • pat

    7 innings 4 runs? I would have signed up for that.

    • Tom

      ERA of >5 against the Braves?

      I wouldn’t sign up for that – this isn’t the late 90’s/early 00’s anymore

  • Monterowasdinero

    After the game it is announced that Tex will have an MRI. Tomorrow we will find out he will be out for 6 weeks as it swelled up overnight etc etc…

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 lefties and a righty that cant hit lefties.. perfect time to bring in Venters. Also, it seems like he pitched every game against the Yankees so far.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Makes sense – he pitched in just about every game last season, too. And then you wonder why he sucked in September and so far this season.

      Fredi Gonzalez is the new Joe Torre. His BP management is even worse than I remember from his Marlins days – that being, back in the days when I actually watched the Marlins on a semi-regular basis.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Perhaps I’m just un-American, but I’ve heard that recorded rendition of God Bless America too many times on Yankee broadcasts. I just can’t listen to it anymore.

    • jjyank

      Na I agree. It’s not unAmerican to wish for a more modern version of it. Call me a heretic, but I’m so tired of it in general. I want Cotton Eye’d Joe back more.

      • TomH

        As long as they don’t give it to one of these melismatic egomaniac singers who thinks the song is about her.

        And they should leave Frank’s song alone. It’s good luck.

        • jjyank

          Sinatra at the end of the game? Of course, leave that alone, it’s awesome. I do think that it’s been more than a decade since 9/11, and I am tired of being reminded of it when I watch baseball in my leisure time.

          • Kramerica Industries

            All of this.

            Frank Sinatra is fantastic. After big wins (such as division clinchers/playoff wins) I love to sing along with it, even from my home. Fantastic song.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You Un-American. You should move to…..New York, or something.

  • Professor Longnose

    On. Over. In.

  • Professor Longnose

    Agreed. Let’s go back to Take Me Out To The Ball Game.

    • MannyGeee

      Or something by Hoobastank…

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Going back to the start of the wild card era the most wins any team would have needed to get the second wild card spot was 90. The average was 86. If the Yanks play .500 from now on they would be at 89 wins.

    Not too shabby.

  • Tom

    Hopefully Venters channels the last appearance he had against the Yankees in a game started by Hudson

    • CBean

      he’s working on it.

  • Jack

    Pass that baton, Al.

  • flamingo

    I thought Venters was a great reliever?

    • Knoxvillain

      He’s pretty good. It just looks like the Yankees have his number. Let’s hope they can score these two runs.

    • Tom

      He was until Fredi Gonzalez went all Torre/Proctor on him.

      Apparently chasing down a 79 appearance rookie year with an 85 appearance sophomore season (both seasons >80 innings) might have a bit of a detrimental impact on the arm.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So which one of you ladies is going to post a picture of yourselves tonight?

    • MannyGeee

      Wait…. Did that happen? Did I miss it?

      I greyed out after Betty went all schnauzer crazy last night, had no idea we had a show & tell at any point…

      • jjyank

        I believe both me and Erica showed our faces. Though mind was really just in the context of showing my dog.

        • MannyGeee

          Sorry I missed that party… Who knew the night would get MORE interesting after the CC CG…

          • jjyank

            Go look at last night’s game thread. If your word search “puppy” you’ll find it all quickly.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And I have a rather surprising real name.

    • jjyank

      Not cool man.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        ??

        • jjyank

          I’m not a lady?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I completely forgot that all started with a picture of you. Funny.

            • jjyank

              Yeah, I did start it. Also, your son looks like the bomb. Just thought you should know. I’m even more on the “make him throw lefty” bandwagon now.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                I won’t lie. He is the fucking cutest kid I’ve ever seen.

                • jjyank

                  I won’t dispute that at all. And I’m not his father, so that should carry more weight :P

    • Erica

      Hardy har har har har har

      • jjyank

        Oh look who decided to join us!

        • Erica

          Oh hello! (Been applying for jobs… but still leaving the game on. RISPRISPRISP!)

          • jjyank

            You and me both sister. Though I do have something rather BAMF cooking.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      I think we should have a repost for those who were at minor league games last night. :-)

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Let’s go Tex

  • Greg

    GEts the job done. Will Venters IBB Tex?

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wish Robbie could hit with RISP..

    • Knoxvillain

      He did his job. Now it’s up to Tex. Yay.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Really? He’s not paid to ground out weakly to first.

        • Knoxvillain

          His job is to at least move the runners over. They had two runners in scoring position that inning with one out and didn’t score. Not his fault.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Cano is 9-61 with RISP?!? What the blood clot!

  • Knoxvillain

    Great job, Granderson. You’ve been very productive today.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, another guy gunned down at the plate… That blows

  • Hummingbird S.

    Alex didnt even go to third… awesome way to choke and not score

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

    Stupid contact play is stupid.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    That looked like strike three…makes up for the A-Rod call. Two runners thrown out at the plate…ouch!!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Chipper the elder redeems himself.

    Sign Robbie and Cano long term please.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Robbie and Curtis. Correction.

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

    Where’s Andruw?

    • Greg

      Not doing well against lefties this year

      • Tom

        Neither is Ibanez….

        • Greg

          5/11 against Venters according to stats

          • Tom

            Yeah, that’s a meaningful stat… 11 AB’s.

            (sadly that might have been what Girardi was thinking too)

    • Hall and Nokes

      Not a save situation.

    • Hummingbird S.

      he blows against lefties this season..

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

        Ibanez blows against lefties forever.

        • Hummingbird S.

          so they are equally bad… dont blow a PH just for the sake of doing it

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

            What are you saving him for, the next time there’s a lefty on the mound with runners on base and a chance to tie the game? That situation was exactly why he is on the roster.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Raul against a tough lefty is just BAD managing by Joe.

      • Greg

        Jones wouldn’t have done better

        • The Scheister of Doom

          He would have at least smiled after his K.

    • pat

      Ibanez was 5/11 vs Venters.

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

        Who cares? 11 at-bats spread over three years is meaningless.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This inning was screwdriver up when Tex took the 93 MPh fastball on the 2-1 count right down the cock.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Screwed* that is. How do you take that pitch? That had at least sac fly written all over it. That pitch HAD to be swung at. No question.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Wtf ump

  • Knoxvillain

    lol

    The 2012 Yankees will be the 2012 Yankees, 10 game winning streak or not.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I see RISPFAIL is still in effect.

    Nice 0-3 that inning.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Yanks handing out more bailouts than congress

  • Erica

    Hooooooo-kay, let’s go for #11 here – for selfish reasons, of course. Crappy day at work – could seriously use another W!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You and me both…..and mine just ended an hour and a half ago.

      Whiskey. Muddled blueberries and raspberries. Simple syrup. Seltzer. Ice.

      Give me 11 please, and quit running into home plate when there’s a Brian McCann holding a ball just standing there.

      • Erica

        Your drink is making me simultaneously jealous and thirsty. That sounds so gourmet and fabulous.

        Right? It’s like, Brian McCann is invisible to them. Stop doing that, guys. Stop.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          The….sweet…..precious…..

          Drink was OK. I needed some fresh mint.

          So your day was as sucky as mine?

          • Erica

            Haha. It started out promising and took a severe divebomb at the very end. Workin’ for the man, y’know? Workin’ for the man. *swishes invisible drink around*

            Crappy day, too? Blarg. Let’s just all quit and join the circus.

      • jjyank

        That sounds a lot classier than my Bacardi and Coke. But I also don’t make much money right now haha.

        • Erica

          AT LEAST it’s not a PBR!

          • jjyank

            I am a Frat Boy, but I am not some freshman undergrad. I absolute refuse to drink cheap, canned beer. As poor as I may be right now, I have Riverhorse and Flat Tire in my fridge. Saving it for the wekend, though.

            • Erica

              Hahaha, I’m sure you suffered through Natty Lite and Keystone too. All watery, gross and just wrong. I’m happy to hear you have higher beer standards now!

  • Greg

    OH MY GOD. ESPN WILL LOVE THIS

    • Knoxvillain

      People still watch ESPN?

    • Erica

      Will love… what?

  • pat

    Seems like the ump decided to widen the zone during that half inning.

  • stuart a

    have a parade Arod walked.

    Cano as clutch as ever.

    Texiera, just shake your head.

    they win despite this offense…

    • pat

      Preach on brutha. The only one here who sees through the curtains.

    • jjyank

      I see “stuart a”, and I read “I suck”.

      Whatever man.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    He had to swing after that pitch called a strike off the plate. WOWZA this team stinks with runners on, I prefer a couple solo shots to win as opposed to depending on back to back to back hits in a span of three outs.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    E. Barry Bonds!

  • Will The Thrill

    Yankees taking too many fastballs down the middle these days. I understand if you’re trying to wear the starting pitcher down but fucking swing if you’re facing a fucking reliever. Tex and Ibanez each took a straight fastball down the middle. Sheesh. It’s like they love hitting with two strikes.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      No excuse for Tex taking that 2-1 pitch. Everything else is understandable/predictable/50-50 maybe. That 2-1 take may have ended the streak. 7,8, 9 in the 8th then Unhitta”brel ” in the 9th.

    • Frank

      Agree. The 2-1 pitch Tex took was waiting to be crushed.

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

    Girardi really messed up that inning. Put on a stupid contact play and left Ibanez in against the lefty.

    • Greg

      Ibanez was 5-11 against Venters

      • Greg

        .455 with 3 RBIs

      • The Scheister of Doom

        Fuck the binder, Raul should not have faced Venters, IMO.

        • Greg

          Combine that with Jones only hitting .188 against lefties this year…

          • The Scheister of Doom

            I’d rather judge the larger SS over the past couple years as opposed to 11ABs spread out. Oh well, whadda gonna do. I smell a comeback!!

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

        I consider that more of a fluke since he is generally terrible against them.

      • Tom

        Once again an 11 AB sample size is meaningless….

  • Frank

    Just pathetic. Yanks should have at least 6 runs with just 1 more hit and a SF.

  • captain kiwi

    ack. went out for a beer run and all this happened? time to find my “blame” hat…. i thought for sure we’d blow up venters.

  • pat

    The choice was Ibanez with good numbers vs Venters or Jones vs whatever righty they have warming up, not exactly cut and dry.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    If we cheer enough, maybe Greg posts a picture of himself with sad puppies tonight.

  • Ppiddy

    I’m so sick of the RISPFAIL. It’s a pandemic!!!!!!!!!!

  • Will The Thrill

    This winning streak has been great but the it’s glaringly obvious that the Yankees still suck at hitting with RISP. Bad at-bats almost every time by everyone when there are guys on base.

  • Frank

    Yanks need a younger more productive OF bat and get rid of either Wise or Jones. Fuck waiting for Gardner. Who knows when he’ll be back.

    • pat

      It’s amazing this kind of analysis is dispensed freely on the internet. You should write Cashman an email.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Peralta removed by umps in Nationals game. Glove/equipment violation. Successful protest by Davey Johnson.

    • Erica

      What did his glove look like??

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      “Press box announcement on Joel Peralta: Ejected for having a “foreign substance on or in his fielding glove.” per Adam Kilgore

  • DERP

    Crazy shit just happened in the Rays game. Joel Peralta entered for the eighth, but before he threw a pitch, the umpire confiscated his glove and Peralta left the game.

    • DERP

      He’s also a former Nat, so maybe one of his old teammates ratted him out.

    • MannyGeee

      Confiscated his glove? Was it corked or something?

  • Will The Thrill

    For a second there I thought the Braves’ bullpen consisted of only Chad Durbin and Johnny Venters. Eric O’Flaherty? Dafuq?!

  • Hummingbird S.

    just missed.. no luck so far tonight

  • Greg

    Well here he is

  • pat

    That must have been cathartic for the Jones haters.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Russ HR.. comon!

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

    Oh look, Andruw reached base against a righty lefty. Wouldn’t have wanted him to do that last inning.

    • Tom

      I think you mean lefty…. but the point is rather obvious.
      (well except those that treat 11 AB sample sizes as gold)

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

        I did, my bad.

    • Greg

      FALLACY

  • MannyGeee

    OK… It had to be done. I went trolling through last nights thread to see what the deal was, I have come to the following conclusions:

    -JJYank only bought got a puppy for picking up tail (note: in no way is this a bad thing, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a reeeeeeeeeeeeal asshole)

    -Erica is not nearly as blonde as I expected… Not that you act like a ‘blonde’ in the prototypical way, just the name sounds blonde to me.

    – we spent way too much time talking dog last night… And Youk…

    Ok, back to the action.

    • jjyank

      Heh. Technically it’s my parent’s dog. I had her (and trained her) for two years, but I moved out a couple weeks ago, and she does not get me any tail, as she doesn’t live with me anymore. I wish she did though.

      Guess I have to find other insidious ways to get girls to like me :P

      • MannyGeee

        Nah go borrow the dog.. Served me well when I first moved out.

        Oooooooh, Or find someone with a baby to loan out… Easy girls LOOOOOVE babies!

        • Erica

          Hahahhaa, someone needs to invent a baby library. Check out a baby and return it within a week.

          • MannyGeee

            Ummmmmm. A week? You obviously have no children.

            3 hours like a seedy motel, baby! Anymore and they become work.

            • Erica

              I never thought I’d see someone compare time with a small human to the local Motel 9.

              I love it.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Most people would return the baby sooner. They make terrible loaners, let me tell you.

        • jjyank

          At this rate, I probably do need my own dog to get a girl. But I also live in a semi-ghetto, that’s not helping either. If I can get this new job that I’m a finalist in (government, IC is all I can say), that might do even more.

          • MannyGeee

            Here’s a hint: you don’t need the dog to get the girl, however you do need the girl to walk the dog for you whilst at the fancy gov’t job….

            Ponder that shit

            • jjyank

              If I get that job, I can pay for a dog-walker.

    • Erica

      One can never spend too much time talking about dogs. They’re better than people and they don’t have opinions on Brian Cashman, dangit!

      • jjyank

        I’ve worked enough customer service jobs in my life to agree that dogs >>>> people.

      • MannyGeee

        My dog thinks Cashman hugs prospects too much…. But she’s just being a bitch.

        • Erica

          This is your bulldog, yes?

          • MannyGeee

            Yeah, Lola is a fan of the Billy Beane Moneyball era…. That and chewing action figures.

            • Erica

              Lola is a smart lady.

      • Professor Longnose

        Dogs are definitely better than people. My dog Buddy, however, thinks Cashman’s OK.

        • Erica

          Buddy needs a treat for his fine opinion.

          • Monterowasdinero

            I have 5 dogs. They make me very happy but Yanks lost and Montero K’ed in his first ab so it’s a wash right now.

            • Erica

              Your house is a very sad house tonight. Lend me one or three of your dogs, please.

              • Monterowasdinero

                Ha. I do lend one out from time to time. Not to NY/NJ gals though.

  • Knoxvillain

    lololololol

    My sides.

  • Hummingbird S.

    too much fail from the offense..

  • Frank

    Gee-what a surprise.

  • Greg

    2-11 for the Yankees 3-9 by the Braves.

    Again, we won 10 in a row so I shouldnt be too upset, but I feel like we should have a bigger lead in the division

  • Erica

    I love all the trolls that show up to bitch about the team’s lack of hitting! You GUUUUYS.

    • DERP

      Are you really a girl? I feel like you may be a guy who just uses a girl’s name for your handle.

      • Erica

        Seriously?

        • DERP

          not really

          • Erica

            Derp.

  • Will The Thrill

    Jeez. Martin is frustrating as hell. He’ll have great moments like hitting that walk off against the Mets but most of the time he is Ramiro Pena-esque at the plate. A near auto out and a double play machine. Gary Sanchez can’t come soon enough…

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

      He tied the game a few innings ago.

      • Knoxvillain

        Chipper tied the game.

      • Will The Thrill

        Ok Mike. Like I said he’ll have a decent game every now and then but he’s currently sporting a .201 batting average which is piss poor for a starting catcher. I’d take that from Chris Stewart but not Martin.

        • Frank

          I’ll agree with you again. He’s a major offensive disappointment. No doubt.

        • jjyank

          But Stewart hasn’t been good defensively either, so why would that batting average be more acceptable?

    • Tom

      On the season Martin has a wRC+ of 103 (at least coming into tonight)… which is 3% above a league average hitter (and is pretty damn good for a catcher)

      For some perspective, Miguel Montero has a lower wRC+ this year as does Brian McCann.

  • Greg

    Meanwhile the Red Sox get to pound the Marlins and get themselves back into contention

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No one in the AL East is really out of contention yet.

    • Will The Thrill

      I’m actually really disappointed that they’re only 7-8 games back. I feel like they should be 10-12 back especially with that shitty rotation. This is 2010 all over. They will hang in there but I don’t see them making it.

      • Greg

        That’s what I’m saying. I want them to feel pain in June and klook forward to football season

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Would you please STFU about the Sux?

      If both scores hold up, they will be 7 games back of the Yanks.

      If the Yanks were 7 back of the Sux, you’d be bitching your whiny little ass off and throwing in the towel on the season.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Thanks to MLB.tv, I decided to add the Marlins/Sox game to the screen, and…

    Aceves throwing 97? Where the hell did that come from?

  • captain kiwi

    walkoff pls. or tie, then walkoff in extra. pls.

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

    standings before the win streak: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standin.....s#20120607

    the Yankees have gained significant ground on both Tampa and Boston, their 2 main competitors.

    • Widget

      Boston is not a competitor for anything. They were never a threat this season.

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

        They still gained 4 on the Rays. Boston’s not great by any stretch, but I still think they will compete for the 2nd WC spot.

        • MannyGeee

          More to do with the Rays dead bug impression than any dominance by the Sox…

      • MannyGeee

        Sure they were… They win EVERY January… Go ask Peter Gammons, he’ll tell ya.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, Kimbrel…

    Yeah.

    Hope for something that is pretty hard to do.

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

    Home just in time to hopefully see a walk off…but with hacks like Jeet’s that might be a longshot.

  • MannyGeee

    Oooo wow.

    kimbrel is no fucking joke

  • Tom

    Seems like a HR or nothing type inning

  • dontchaknow

    well damn..

  • MannyGeee

    Yeah… A Rod vs 98 mph= no fucking chance.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Sad to see the streak end on such a winnable game

  • DERP

    season over

  • dontchaknow

    :(

  • Erica

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • Knoxvillain

    Fuck the Braves and fuck Granderson the most tonight.

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

    Well…ten in a row was nice…

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a shitty way to end a 10 game win streak. that’s a game they should have won.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Kimbrel-Slice is legit, yo!

  • DT

    Damn, we had quite a bit of tough breaks this game. Well they were bound to lose sometime.

  • dkidd

    call up andujar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *jerks knee*

  • The Scheister of Doom

    I still blame A-Rod!

  • Greg

    Fuck everybody. Red Sox fans will feel happy and feel like they have a chance. ANd that really pisses me off because with the Pats and Celtics they have had too much happiness over the last few years

    • Kramerica Industries

      If one game on June 19th does that, then I really don’t know what to say…

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Giants? Giants? They were all jumping into the Charles River after both Super Bowls.

      You need to get a grip.

  • Knoxvillain

    This is a game the 2009 Yankees should have won, not the 2012 Yankees. The streak was great, but unless they figure out how to get a hit when needed, they won’t win a game in the ALDS this year.

    • Erica

      Except no.

      • Knoxvillain

        Except yes. They are offensively worse this year RISP then they have been in a while it seems. I’m not looking up stats or anything, but I find it hard to believe any recent Yankee team has been this bad.

        Just a loss and I’m not trying to bitch, it’s just getting old.

        • Erica

          No team will be 2009’s Yankees; no team will be 1998’s Yankees.

          But each team has to find a way to win and theirs may just be different this time around.

          • Knoxvillain

            I know, but they aren’t going to be driving in 5 runs a game in the playoffs with a two two-run home runs and a solo home run.

            • Erica

              I just feel like trolling to troll, so uh, they don’t call em the “Bronx Bombers” for no reason!

              I kid. I agree. They need more situational hitting.

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

              You’re right, they’d be much better off scoring five runs on eight singles, two doubles, and two sacrifice flies. That’s much easier to do.

              • Erica

                You know, Mike… you can’t predict-ah, hell. Nevermind.

              • Knoxvillain

                I understand the counterargument. But the Yankees will not win anything this year until the start hitting with RISP. Plain and simple. There is no debate about it, no matter how you word it.

        • MannyGeee

          Ummmmmm they just won 20 of thier last 25. You and Stuart are unreal….

          • Knoxvillain

            And they are on a great run. But they won because of pitching, not because of hitting.

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

      2008 Rays were worst in the AL with RISP.

  • wow

    ugh…. well, had to happen… so many scoring chances, too..

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    nice streak. Straight up outclassed tonight. A-Rod is a mediocre #2 hitter. Tex let the game go when he watched the 2-1 pitch.

    All that said, it had to end sometime.

  • Will The Thrill

    Blame this one on the offense. This streak has been fueled by great pitching. We’ve squeaked by just enough runs to win but the RISP fail continues. One dimensional offense…

    • Knoxvillain

      The main reason why the Yankees will win number 28 another year.

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

        So tell us oh clairvoyant one, who will be winning the world series this year?

        • Knoxvillain

          Nationals over Rays.

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

            Really? our offense>>>>>>>>the Rays,
            our pitching (maybe)> The Rays.

            • Knoxvillain

              I agree. But the Rays get hits when they need to and don’t rely on home runs. We all A-Rod, Tex, and Swish will suck in the playoffs. And Girardi will continue to bat them in the middle of the order.

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

            Rays: .250 with RISP
            Nats: .222

        • Will The Thrill

          A team that can hit when it matters.

          • DT

            Too bad no such team exist..like ever. No team is going to succeed “when it matters” every time or even half the time for that matter. Please come back to reality.

      • Will The Thrill

        If we had legit 3-4 hitters we’d probably be up 10 games in 1st place. Cano-Tex-Arod can’t fucking earn their paycheck and get even a single with RISP.

        • DT

          10 games up? You expect the team to play .700 baseball?

          • Will The Thrill

            I’m clearly exaggerating but you get my point. Just check our pythag record. Our record should be better.

            • DT

              Pythag has us at: .597 39.4 – 26.6
              Actual record: .621 41-25 (before today)

              We are overachieving.

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

              Pythag says the opposite, actually.

              • Will The Thrill

                Boy I feel stupid. Thanks for the correction guys. I swear it said different. Maybe I was checking another teams’ record since I’m on BRef 24/7. Must’ve gotten my stats mixed up.

    • DT

      Seriously? I mean seriously?

  • jjyank

    Ah well. Hard to bitch about not getting more than 10 in a row and not sound greedy. Had to happen sometime. Hopefully they bounce back tomorrow.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Agreed. I’m mad at myself for being even a tiny bit angry. 10 in a row is awesome. Just don’t like losing stupid is all. It easier to lose-suck than lose-stupid.

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

    I blame every one!!!!!!!!!
    trade everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then fire Girardi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then fire Cashman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then sell the team to a reanimated George!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Erica

      Will George come alive to the sounds of deafening cheers a la Bernie and his music in “Weekend At Bernie’s”?!

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

        bahaha, seriously…why won’t you marry me. =P

        • Erica

          Well, I passed your FIP to Betty Lizard.

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

            Doesn’t she have a hopeless crush on Russel Martin?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            ….and Betty seems huuuuuuungry.

  • stuart a

    arod did get it out of the infield kinda..

    arod is on fire, he got a walk tonight.

    i am amazed that no one on the Yankee broadcast ever mentions how horrible arod has been. the guy has a low 400 slugging %……he is a bad singles hitter…..

    they lost tonight for the same reason for most of there losses, BA with RISP. Not only do they not get hits they have unproductive AB’s also.

    • Knoxvillain

      A-Rod has been alright this year. He is closing in on 40, not 30. If this was 2005 it would raise some eyebrows, but not in 2012.

      But everything else is right.

    • The Scheister of Doom

      Did A-Rod have carnal relations with your mother and/or girlfriend? Your hatred of him is borderline humorous.

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

        Your hatred for him is humorous. There I fixed it for you.

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

      Still haven’t told us who you would rather have at third.

    • Monterowasdinero

      We are stuck with ARod. He is overpaid and overrated but we can still win with him.

      This makes him tolerable.

      • DT

        He’s overpaid, but still one of the better third basemen in the league.

    • DT

      Here comes the trolls.

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

        Yankees lose: check
        stuart a complains about A-Rod: check
        Greg becomes overly concerned with a last place team: check
        People say they will get swept in the ALDS: check

        Just like clockwork.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          It’s really incredible.

    • MannyGeee

      Wow dude, welcome back. Whats it been, like 11 or 12 days now?

  • MannyGeee

    Well, that was a bum out.

    Oh well, back on track tomorrow….

  • Tom

    Don’t mind the loss, but two guys getting cut down at the plate (needlessly?) is frustrating.

    As is Girardi relying on 11 AB sample sizes overcoming 2 years of data (Ibanez vs Venters, instead of Ibanez vs lefties over the last 2 years).

    But most irritating for me was Martin trying to bunt for a hit in the 2nd inning with Hudson’s pitch count way way up and Jeter following it with a first pitch out.

    Logan looked sharp , Robertson seems like he’s back. Kuroda was not great but gave the team a chance to win.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Jeets takes the opposite approach in those situations and will almost always swing at a first pitch-get me over fb as the pitcher with high pitch count tries to get ahead.

      • Tom

        I know he does (and his average is actually quite good when he swings at the first pitch), I just wish he would consider the circumstances sometimes… if he works a 5 pitch AB there Hudson is pushing 50 pitches in the 2nd inning.

        With 2 out it’s less annoying – as long as he’s swinging at something good, the first pitch might be his best shot at getting a hit. The Martin 0-1 bunt was just wrong for the circumstances though. At least one of them should have taken a more patient approach.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Raise your fucking glasses for the New York Yankees. Loved every minute of the ten-game winning streak. We start another one TOMORROW.

    Should have won this one. A couple of aggressive plays at the plate didn’t go the team’s way. Tex messed up a play he’d make 99 times out of a hundred. Shit happens.

    • MannyGeee

      Word…

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

      Robinson, I saw this and thought of you http://25.media.tumblr.com/tum.....o1_500.jpg

      • Erica

        LOL. So perfect for Robbie T. Shiba Inus rock.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        HA! That’s not the reason I drink, though. My wife is cool people.

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

          I’m sure she is, but drinking, dog, and wife…had to be you.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You forgot the pipe and boxers?

    • Erica

      Agreed! The Yanks will get back on the horse tomorrow. No reason to begin a losing streak. One game, guys, one game!

    • captain kiwi

      this times a million. i’m not terribly upset, but it was a kinda sucky loss. one a day at a time bombers, starting tomorrow!

      • Erica

        Exactly!!!

  • MannyGeee

    And by the way, FUCK THE NATS for dogging Peralta like that… The pine tar was A Ok when he was in their bullpen, but now they rat him out? Bush league.

    • Knoxvillain

      Disagree. If Wade was on the Red Sox and Girardi ratted on him for using pine tar would you be upset? What if he struck out the side with the bases loaded in a one run game in the 8th inning?

  • Greg

    Again, shouldn’t be upset but I am.

    We should have a bigger divisional lead than this.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      There are no words, Greg.

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

        You gotta give him credit. It takes a special type to complain about a 10 game winning streak.

      • Greg

        I honestly thought we were going to lose Sunday against Dickey and that we would win 14 in a row.

        a 2.5 divisional lead in June is very fragile

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

          Dude, I’m telling you the Showalters are nothing to be concerned about…worry about the team that’s 4.5 back in The Rays.

          • Greg

            With Longo out for more time, I;m not even worried about them. It’s that other team that I’m worried about. 7 games behind is not a stretch

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I’d “worry” about the teams you always should worry about, which are the two you both mentioned. The Orioles will sink like a rock, as they always do.

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

              Nah, their starting pitching is decent at best, Youk is a shell of his former self, Gonzo’s having a shit year, Elsbury isn’t out of his mind like last year, even Pedrioa is underachieving. They’re nothing to be concerned about unless they make huge moves at the deadline.

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

              Rays without Longo > Red Sox

            • OMG! Bagels!

              I worry about people who worry about this shit. You must be a joy to have around full time. The best thing about the Yankees winning is not listening to you.

    • DT

      Not the Yanks fault that their rivals are also playing well.

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

      at least you realize that your needlessly upset. What separates you from the people on this site i dislike are the people who actually believe they have a right to be upset at the team at this point.

      • Greg

        Emotion fights with logic in my head.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I nominate this as your sign-off on every comment.

        • Erica

          So emo.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Yet he never recognized a single Cure or Smiths lyric I’d drop as a reply to him.

            I was disappointed. I won’t lie. I really wanted him to shoot me back the next line in the song.

            • Erica

              He’s toying with YOUR emotions. :(

            • Greg

              I’m a classic rock fan. Queen, mainly

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Nice. Love me some Queen.

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

                Dude, they have a live concert from Montreal on Netflix I highly recommend. It’s great.

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

              Maybe he’s a little younger than you’re giving him credit for. Drop some Brand New on him next time he’s getting angsty.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                The only one of the “emo” bands I ever got into was Thursday.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  And I will quickly get all old-man on you and start yelling that no one was more “emo” than John Lennon.

                  2Pac’s “Me Against the World” is fucking emo as hell.

                  So is Springsteen’s “Darkness at the Edge of Town.”

                  See? You done did it now.

                  • Erica

                    DARKNESS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN YES YES YES

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

                    2Pac, mad respect
                    Only person in Jersey who isn’t huge on Bruce

                    and yeah John Lennon was all up inside his own head with feelings…

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      “Plastic Ono Band” invented emo.

                      And Darkness is some dark-ass shit.

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

                  The front man (and one of the guitarists I think) is from a town over from me, so was the kid War All Time was written for.

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

                  You just made me realize Full Collapse came out over a decade ago…wow.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    I liked the back-and-forth melodic/scream stuff. They stopped being interesting after a while, though. They lost me after “War All the Time.”

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

          don’t listen to them Greg, I love this line…like a lot. Though I was what would be considered and “emo kid” in high school.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Also, Greg, if you really are too young for the some of the stuff I’ve posted, I will personally buy you a copy of “Disintegration.” Shit will change your life.

  • Tom Q

    Well, it would be childish to complain about one loss after ten straight wins, but…it would have been easier to take had the game not been so winnable.

    What irks me is not the RISP fail so much as the failure to cash in on freebies. The other night, when they had the bases loaded and only got one run on a sac fly, lots of people groaned, but I was, OK, at least they got that. Failing to get Grandy in from third tonight, though, was leaving money on the table — a game-deciding act, it turned out.

    Leaving that guy at third, whether through popup, K or DP, has really been denying the team key runs all season. (If they were at least average in that department, their run differential would probably be about 20 larger)

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Literally every game is winnable. Very winnable, in fact, at least at first.

      Just pointing that out.

  • Kevin

    OUr risp problems came back to bite us tonight but so did poor baserunning.
    Oh well,the streak was bound to end at some point,we still have a solid lead in the AL East.

  • eephus_pitch

    I do get bummed out whenever the team loses a winnable game. It’s human nature.
    But I have to reflect on how great this streak has been, and think about how many games they won that could very easily have gone the other way. That’s baseball.
    I just hope they start winning again tomorrow.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Granderson can’t hit a breaking ball to save his life. Just throw it down the middle and watch him embarrass himself.

    • eephus_pitch

      He’s so embarrassing he might even hit 50 homers.
      Such a disgrace.