Jun
22

Game 69: Chickens

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“[I] can’t wait to face those chickens.”

Apparently Frank Francisco thinks the Yankees complain a little too much. The Mets closer referred to the Bombers as a bunch of chickens in an exclusive interview with the NY Post yesterday, adding just a little ripple to the latest edition of the Subway Series. This is the same Frankie Frank who once broke a woman’s nose by throwing a chair, which apparently qualifies him to be the arbiter of all things chicken-related.

Anyway, the Yankees laughed off the remark prior to today’s game, just as you’d expect. They have more important things on their plate than the comments of a second-rate closer on a second-rate team. New York’s favorite ballclub has lost two straight after winning ten in a row, and tonight they would like to get back in the win column. Here’s the lineup…

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

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on both My9 and WPIX locally as well as MLB Network nationally. The weather forecast isn’t great but it looks like most of the heavy stuff won’t arrive until later tonight, like 11pm or so. Enjoy the game.

Update: … and we’re in a rain delay. No official word on a start time yet, but apparently 7:45pm is the target.

Update Part Two: Now they’re saying first pitch is scheduled for 8pm. This one might not last a full nine innings.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I guess you can say Frank Francisco…ruffled some feathers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o

    • Midland TX

      Awesome. This should open and close the thread for the night.

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

    Weather update, it just poured for about a half hour in South Eastern Bergen County, and it looks like the weather is heading North and West of here. So hopefully that’s a good sign.

  • eephus_pitch

    This bozo should thank his lucky stars he’s even allowed to play in the big leagues, after he assaulted that woman. If I were him I’d just keep my mouth shut from now until eternity.

  • jjyank

    LOL at Francisco. He’s one of the last people on that team to be talking smack out about of the best teams in baseball. Who even calls someone a “chicken” any more? Did the woman he assaulted call him that, and that’s where he picked it up? Laughable. He should be more concerned about the Nationals and the Braves than the Yankees.

    Anyway, I haven’t had baseball since Tuesday, and I’m so damn glad I can watch today, as I will have two more without baseball after tonight (damn blackouts). Go Andy, make it a good one!

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

    I cannot wait for this game, I missed the game on Wednesday, So I’m almost 72 hours with out baseball.

    • jjyank

      See my comment above, I’m in the same boat. Day games during weekdays suck for the working man.

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

        Haha, actually I would’ve been able to watch that game…had I done my research and known it was a day game.

        • jjyank

          I remember you saying that :P Though in your defense, Wednesday day games don’t happen often.

  • Pat D

    Well, my career at T-Mobile is over and I feel that a chapter of my life is closed.

    I’m realizing that I’m 31 years old and I have a completely fatalist attitude. Time to get in shape!

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I recommend two movies for someone who has discovered it is “time to get in shape!” as you said. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead… AND … Forks Over Knives. Both are on Netflix.

    • jjyank

      I know you were pretty much looking forward to it, so congrats in that regard. I hope you enjoy some free time before you begin your next career.

      • Pat D

        Yea, hopefully it won’t take too long to get the severance pay. I can collect unemployment, too. My hope is that I’ll have a job by the fall. I really feel like taking off the rest of the summer.

        • jjyank

          I don’t blame you for wanting some time off, I’d probably aim to do the same thing. You’ll find something by the fall I’m sure.

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

          If I were you I’d definitely consider taking a summer off, You’ve got your severance pay and you can file for unemployment as well like you said so definitely take a summer to yourself and enjoy life.

    • CS Yankee

      :::pours Pat D a strong one:::

      Cheers, to a new day in a new way.

      • Pat D

        Yea, me and a bunch of coworkers went out to a bar and had some last laughs.

        • Mike N

          You are young and have lots to look forward to!!

    • hogsmog

      Edamame+milk=complete diet!

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

        Edamame: delicious
        Milk: also pretty delicious
        combined: wtf?!

        • Pat D

          I guess I’m clueless. What is edamame?

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

            Edamame is salted and steamed soybeans served in their pods. The best way to eat them is to put half the pod in your mouth and work the soybean out with your teeth(it’s incredibly easy to do)that way you get the (usually Sea) salt on the outside as long as the delicious healthy bean within. It’s pretty damn delicious and served at most(if not all) Japanese and Sushi places.

            • jjyank

              I know exactly what you’re talking about, and they are very good.

              That being said, your description sounds very dirty.

  • jjyank

    I’m listening to the podcast right now, and at the beginning, Mike and Joe were talking about getting rid of Garcia if both Joba and Aardsma come back, because not having a long man isn’t the end of the world. Some around here still want Joba to be a starter, but what if there was a compromise? Instead of making him a starter (which clearly won’t happen) and instead of making him a one inning guy, why not stretch Joba out to a level where he can be the new Aceves? Relief ace, can pitch 1-4 innings if needed. Maybe Joba can be a long man. Not in the traditional “the long man only pitches in garbage time innings to make up for a shitty starting pitching performance”, but as an actual useful (somewhat at least) high leverage position.

    Say, for example, a starter pitches decent, but labors and is out after 5.2 innings. If the Yankees can groom Joba to be able to bridge the gap from 5.2 until the 8th, that’s pretty damn valuable. I’m just spitballing here, but it’s a thought.

  • Kramerica Industries

    My9, and a rainout.

    Shocking!!

    (And seriously, the rain delay YES music sucks. Quit playing that, like, yesterday.)

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

    BOO DELAYS!!!!

  • Steve (different one)

    What are they saying about game time? Sitting in a bar in manhattan deciding when to head out to citi…

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

      They said they’re looking at around 8:45

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

        7:45*****************

        • Mike N

          FUCKER! My spirits fell!!!!

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

            Haha, I heard quarter to 8 and was confused when I typed!!! stop yelling at me!!!!!!!!!!!!! :.(

            • Mike N

              Sorry, man. But I NEED BASEBALL!

      • Mike N

        Why so late??? Radar shows rain pretty much gone!

      • jjyank

        Are you serious? So should I go watch some TV or something?

        MLB.TV doesn’t show any commercials or alternative programming during a delay, so I have no information. I’ve been sitting here in silence staring at an “MLB.TV: This game is in a rain delay…stay tuned…” sign. Should I go do something else for an hour or two?

        • jjyank

          Haha sorry, I posted this before seeing your correction. 7:45 isn’t so bad.

          • Mike N

            ERRORS MUST BE PUNISHED!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Serious?

        Well, time to make something of my Friday night then. I’m not wasting time when any baseball games I care to watch are all in rain delays.

        (Also, here’s some confirmation bias – It seems like the weather in the NE mirrors the weather in the TB area very often. Dreary and overcast in St. Pete – downpours in Philly and New York. Great day!!)

    • Steve (different one)

      Thanks!

  • RetroRob

    Okay, I don’t understand blackout restrictions.

    I live in the NY area and my cable is out. No problem. I have an MLB.com TV subscription, so planned to watch the game there. I go over and I get a message that says: “Blackout Restriction. We have determined you are blacked out of watching the game you selected due to television broadcaster restrictions, blah, blah, blah.”

    WTF? I live in New York and have also paid for a MLB subscription.

    Any ideas? Is this normal??

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

      You live in NY, in Market games are blacked out on the .TV package. If you lived in Seattle or even Baltimore you’d be able to watch it, but you cant watch NY games in the NY are because it takes away from the TV viewers that the MLB’s television partners would get.

    • jjyank

      If you’re in market for YES, you can’t get Yankee games. For example, I live in DC now, and I was blacked out on MLB.TV for the Nationals games last weekend. MLB.TV also blocks you out from nationally televised games.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, that’s to be expected.

        And I don’t know if it can still be done, but I remember being able to watch some Rangers games opposite SNB back in 2010. And that, obviously, is a clash with a nationally televised game.

    • Kramerica Industries

      MLB.tv is weird.

      I have a friend in Tallahassee who can’t watch the Rays (distance is approx. 250 miles), but I can watch the Marlins here in St. Pete (distance, again, approx. 250 miles).

      I’m guessing MLB doesn’t take into account cable problems. If you have either YES or SNY (and I know tonight’s games are WWOR and WPIX, which are both over-the-air but not the usual local stations), and you are in the area, then it’s expected you can watch on TV.

      If not, then I really can’t help.

    • RetroRob

      Okay, thanks all of above, although depressing. Not sure I will get my cable back until Monday, so that means I’ll miss the games when I’m here. Could head to a bar, but I may just have to radio it.

      Blackout restrictions suck. They seem to punish real fans.

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

        They definitely do. I work nights, at a job with an incredible amount of down time (which is pretty sweet) so I would be able to watch most of the game on my office computer, if I didn’t live in the NY area. As I do live in the NY area my choices are illegal choppy delayed streams (which in my opinion aren’t even worth it) or listen to the games on the radio. Choice B would be great if it wasn’t for the fact that I work in a radio dead zone in a building made of cinder blocks, all I get is static. So my only option was to pay 15 dollars for the MLB.TV radio package. It’s good, but there are times (like right now) that all I have on the WCBS feed is dead air.

        • RetroRob

          Certainly worth the $15 bucks.

          The WFAN audio feed seems better than WCBS. I may have to switch on a real radio. Looks like I’ll be spending time with John and Suzyn the next few days.

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

            Absolutely worth 15 bucks.

      • forensic

        I’m in Vegas and thus am blacked out from all giants, angels, dodgers, padres, and athletics games. I’ve even had diamondbacks and Rockies games blacked out at times.

        It’s just absurd.

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

    Listening to WFAN during the delay…I’m pretty sure they either don’t know they’re back from commercial or the Mics are down cause, it’s just background noise.

    • RetroRob

      Heard that, too, although on MLB.com as I was trying to figure out the blackout restrictions.

      It’s the satellite feed. Just heard a message to the affiliate stations that they would rejoin at 7:55, which leads me to beleive first pitch will be at about 8:00. I preferred the backround noise. They threatned that Stever Somers, who I nominate as the worst broadcaster on WFAN. Thankfully was not inflicted with his ramblings.

      • RetroRob

        …they threatened that Steve Somers was up next.

        Background noise much better than Steve Somers.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Ray_Zayas Ray Fuego

    My career at Home Depot is nearly over! Finally put in my two week notice! I’m moving on to better things. 26 hours a week just isn’t going to pay for a wedding. Thankfully I landed a great job at University of Rochester Medical Center Sports Medicine office.

    • Pat D

      Good on ya!

    • jjyank

      Congrats to you and your fiance!

    • RetroRob

      Congrats.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Rain passing over or am I stuck with AJ Burnett for the night?

  • http://aol amanda

    i hope ny wins :}

  • mike_h

    rain sucks

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

    One minute till WCBS goes on air, so I’m guessing 10-15 minutes till game time.

  • forensic

    Well, they do complain about a lot of calls, as do many (all?) teams.

    But, I fail to see how that correlates to them being chickens…

  • RetroRob

    Radio feed pops right back in the middle of the National Anthem, who is being sung by someone who is not a professional. Hopefully there’s some touching story behind it that I missed.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kay-Cone-Leiter

    Best booth, IMO.

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

      Singleton-Cone-Leiter would be better.

    • Adam

      I’d go more for Singleton-Cone-O’Neill as the best booth, but Kay-Cone-Leiter did this series in ’09, guess its worth it here.

    • forensic

      I’d prefer it without cone, but it’s not too bad.

      • jjyank

        Really? Cone is my favorite of all of them.

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

          You gotta love when he talks about WAR and FIP and Kay has no idea what to say.

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

          Why is nobody using the reply button?

          BTW: Suzyn Waldman: “Chickens don’t chirp, birds chirp.” I cannot make this shit up.

          • forensic

            This is a reply to you, but it seems to be broken since the initial comment about the booth.

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

              Also, my last comment seems to have vanished. Broken thread?

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

                I’m getting rid of some spam and am having trouble with the comments nesting, one sec…

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

                The reply button seems to be messed up.

          • RetroRob

            It appears to be broken.

        • forensic

          jj, I assume your question was to me. I think cone is overrated. He tries to incorporate things but runs in circles trying to list and explain the stats and ends up saying the same thing 4 different ways before he finishes, and by that time you’ve forgotten what he started the discussion talking about.

          His voice and inflections also bugs me a bit, but that’s somewhat minor compared to the other stuff.

          • jjyank

            To each his own. I enjoy Cone very much, but everyone has their own preferences.

  • Will The Thrill

    The Mets broadcast is filled with such hateful, anti-Yankee inferiority complex fueled rantings. I just can’t take it. This is why I hate the Subway Series. Everyone makes these games bigger than they are. So much contrived drama. Mets fans are already making their plans for the post-season (chuckle).

    • VT Yankee Fan

      For those of us outside of the NY area it’s just another damned inter-league game.

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

    Of course the game starts as I’m really getting into one of the best articles about Lost that I’ve read.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. You know what just dawned on.me? Andy was making his way to the dugout from the bullpen extremely focused. He walked down the steps and smacked Andruw on the back to give him a pound. Andruw’s 2nd year but Andy wasn’t here last year. Ecclectic moment. But I guess all id forgiven from those 2 bombs in 1996.

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

    Never mind, it’s just up around comments made at roughly 7:55…I think the thread’s broken…

  • Will The Thrill

    Grandy striking out there was probably the most predictable thing ever.

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

    Should somebody email Mike? Or should we just keep spamming the broken thread.

  • jjyank

    Yeah, the reply button doesn’t work. Guess we’re all a bunch of stuart a’s tonight.

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

      A-Rod messed up the reply button.

      • jjyank

        His slugging percentage is the reason we couldn’t reply.

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

    Comments are nesting again, my bad.

  • TommyBoy

    Of course they didn’t score.

  • Will The Thrill

    Another weak AB from Cano with guys on base. Looks like he’s trying to pull everything this year. What happened to hitting to all fields Robbie?

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

    All seems well/fixed. Good job Mike. I feel you’re under appreciated from time to time, just know you, Ben, and Joe run the best baseball blog and commenting system on the interwebs.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is anybody going to see Roger Waters’ The Wall at YS3?

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

      I wish.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’ve seen it three times, but I want to see it in the epicness of YS3.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I saw it at Wrigley a couple of weeks ago. Spectacular, I recommend it, if you like his music.

    • jjyank

      I wish as well. The Wall is one of my favorite albums of all time, and David Gilmour is my favorite guitarist of all time. Comfortably Numb = heaven.

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

        Wish You Were Here was my personal favorite. The Wall is EPIC though.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          I prefer THE DIVISION BELL. lol jk…jk…

        • jjyank

          No argument with Wish You Were Here. I used the titled song of the album to wake up to for my alarm for an entire summer a few years ago. I love that as well. I just love the concept album of The Wall more.

  • JMK

    I wasn’t much of a Leiter fan but he’s really grown on me this year. What do you guys think?

    • jjyank

      I don’t mind Leiter. Really, I don’t mind anyone in the booth. My ideal booth Is Singleton/Cone/O’neil, but I won’t complain about the other guys.

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

        Even Flaharty? He’s about as bland and boring as it gets.

        • jjyank

          I guess Flaharty is my least favorite. But from what I’ve heard from other broadcasts, most other teams have terrible announcers, so I guess one bland guy on YES that doesn’t even do every game doesn’t bother me much.

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

          I’d take Flaharty over Lorenz…he literally puts me to sleep.

          • jjyank

            Yeah, I forgot about Lorenz, since I rarely see the pre/post game. He’s pretty bad.

            • JMK

              Yeah, Lorenz is probably the worst although he seems like a genuine guy.

      • JMK

        Eh, I really find O’Neil distracting because he can’t focus on the game. I’m all for irreverent conversations, but when he and Kay get together things just spiral into obscurity and condiment convos.

        I also like Singleton and Cone (though as someone else said above, he can talk himself into circles). Flaherty is awful. Just terrible.

        • jjyank

          O’neil is a color guy, and I find him colorful and entertaining. I prefer Singleston for play by play, so in my ideal booth, that situation isn’t a problem.

          • JMK

            No, I hear you. Kay is almost as much a color guy as he is play-by-play so things (in my mind at least) get railroaded real quickly when they’re together. I prefer Leiter’s more measured approach.

            • jjyank

              I won’t argue about Leiter, I don’t mind him at all. I also don’t have a problem with Kay, but I prefer Singleton’s play by play because he’ll shut up once in a while and just let the game action do the talking. I guess I like Singleton/Cone/O’Neil because in theory, I like having a pitcher and a batter as color/analysis guys. Leiter is good too, but I would prefer to not have two pitchers in the booth.

              That very well may be stupid and a poor reason for my preference, but that’s how I think about it.

              • JMK

                Hmm…no I don’t think it’s a stupid reason at all. My issue with that is only in O’Neil not really providing much insight into mechanics, swinging, etc.

                Re Singleton: yeah, his voice is also great. Strong and soothing without being overly boring or excitable.

                • jjyank

                  Yeah, I do wish O’Neil would go more for the mechanical side like Cone and Leiter do with pitching. But as the third guy in the booth, just being a color guy is good enough for me to like him.

    • forensic

      He’s easily my favorite color analyst. I can even watch parts of MLBN when he’s on trying to balance out some of the other guys.

  • Will The Thrill

    Looks like Mets are looking to work the count/walk. Go right at them Andy!

  • TommyBoy

    I never had a problem with Leiter.

  • mike_h

    6-4-3 double play would be nice now

  • Will The Thrill

    Anyone tired of Interleague? I personally can’t wait for it to be over.

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

      I want the DH back.

    • Tom

      I’m looking forward to playing Miami and beating up on the Cubs.

      Oh wait, why would they bother to actual have teams in the division actually play the same schedule….

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Never understood how a baseball fan can be tired of baseball when the team is good.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Andy doesn’t look good right now.

    Yankees don’t look good with risp.

    • mike_h

      think the rain had something to do with it, later start etc

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Yeah, 0-1.

      facepalm

      • JobaWockeeZ

        What? They haven’t looked good with RISP all season. How does 0-1 disprove that?

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

    The delay has seemed to mess with Andy’s control a little bit.

    • JMK

      I dunno, it’s impossible to say that a delay has resulted in his now-shoddy control.

  • Christopher

    Nice play, backing off so Grandy, movie gin the right direction, could freeze the guy on third.

  • TomH

    Somebody ought to tell Kay and his pals that now and then, when they’re sleeping at the switch in Toronto, there’s an open mike and camera on “Extra Innings.” It was amusing to see Kay primping his hair and parodying the CITI Field announcer’s welcome to the crowd. And I was out of the room for a while. On such nights, the somebody asleep at the switch is forgetting to replace the erased US commercials with local varieties. The camera runs and mike is open!

    • JMK

      Ha, I didn’t hear that. Too bad, sounds funny.

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 out hit. wonderful.

  • JMK

    Ugh, holy shit.

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

    Fuck. Balls. Here come the trolls.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unreal.

    Mets are crazy fuckers with two outs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wait all day for game, over in 1st inning.

  • TomH

    Yanks better get the bats going tonight.

  • JMK

    Not ragging on Swisher, but does anyone remember him EVER making a leaping catch?

    • TomH

      Yeah, last week.

    • Crime Dog

      Literally last week in ATL. Yeah, before that I don’t recall many leaping grabs however.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      In Atlanta I guess.

    • JMK

      Ha, sorry then. Didn’t catch that game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Also, it appears the MLB.tv feed might be broken.

    Of course, it came back just in time for the home run, so…

    Ugh.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Yuck.

  • forensic

    We had to wait an hour just to watch this? how about a mulligan?

  • Tom

    First inning walks are killers…. especially leadoff walks. Loading the bases on 1 single is asking for trouble.

  • mike_h

    if he cant get Niese out, send in Garcia

  • Knoxvillain

    Game over.

    • jjyank

      Nope.

      • Knoxvillain

        Well, not yet. But a loss.

        • jjyank

          After one inning? You people are insane.

          • Knoxvillain

            You think the Yankees aren’t going to give up any more runs? You think they will score 6 runs and not give up one more?

            Done, dude.

            • JMK

              I’m not saying it’s likely the Yankees will win (obviously it isn’t) but you saw that game in Atlanta about a week ago, right?

              • Knoxvillain

                It wasn’t 5-0 after one inning though.

                • JMK

                  I don’t think that invalidates the point. The offense is still absolutely capable of shredding pitching and has overcome significant leads before. Plus, the Mets bullpen is laughably bad.

                  I’m not going to say the Yankees will win (I don’t believe they will; I’m predicting 8-4 Mets) but to say a five-run lead is insurmountable just isn’t based in fact.

              • jjyank

                And the game is Boston? No game is over after one inning. To think otherwise is crazy. If the Mets scored 12 runs, maybe. But have a little faith, huh? They’ve done it before.

            • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

              Fenway Pahk

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Double Nope.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      the law of Pizzaplicity disagrees

  • Crime Dog

    Oh boy, we’re gonna see Freddy in this one, huh?

  • CBean

    So CC gets straightened out and all our other pitchers go to crap :(

  • Christopher

    If Bloomburg is going to sit front and center at a game, he might consider not burying his nose in text on TV.

    • TomH

      It’s amazing how many people besides him put out big dough for top line seats at the Stadium and then sit there with their eyes on the display of some “smart” phone (for dumb users). It’s like a North American disease.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Crooked number for the Yanks in second inning.

  • stuart a

    cano taking lessons from arod with men on base. he is 9 for 68 or so..

    what a friggin joke… mets 2nd in baseball with RISP but it is luck nothing to do with approach, my ass…

    swisher jumped early on the HR… If he does not choke at bat when it matters he will do it in the field…

    • Knoxvillain

      ROFL

      What about A-Rod?

  • Will The Thrill

    Andy got himself into this fucking mess. That’s what happens when you nibble and don’t go right after people. Walking Andres Torres and his .200 OBP is inexcusable.

  • Tom Q

    So, by the law of averages, the team was due for some bad starts. But it’s odd they’d all come in a row like this (not that Kuroda’s was technically bad, except by recent Yankee standards).

  • Athenian

    Wonder if Francisco will be part of the Daily News 5th talking about Fried Chicken?

  • Christopher

    Andy is just a creature of set routine, I guess maybe the rain delay threw him off a bit?

  • Christopher

    it looks like Trump is celebrating Gay Pride week in style.

  • aarpyanks

    brace yourselves…things are about to even out..10 game losing streak here comes the yanks

    • jjyank

      No.

    • Will The Thrill

      This year has been a roller coaster. What sucks the most is that our 10 game winning streak didn’t do anything for us in the standings. Our whole division is within striking distance of first place.

  • Will The Thrill

    Hey Mets can we trade hitting coaches?

  • DM

    This is why you check in on Sheets, Wandy and Dempster. And don’t worry about who gets sent down when/if Joba and Aardsma are ready. You can never have enough _____.

  • stuart a

    ike davis has more rbi’s then arod and cano. the guy is hitting 190.

    not only does cano suck with men on base he gets out quickly most times….

    the rain delay had nothing to do with it. pettitte walked 2 no bodies.

    • jjyank

      There he is!

      Do you write for ESPN? I think you might. Ya know, besides the complete lack of capitalization and poor spacing between sentences.

      • TomH

        It’s a waste of breath. They take it as a point of pride.

      • JMK

        Not singling you out, but c’mon, why do you guys keep responding to him? I just don’t understand it. It’s a vicious, unproductive cycle.

        • jjyank

          You’re right, I know. he just wants attention. I just can’t help myself sometimes.

    • Knoxvillain

      “pettitte walked 2 no bodies.”

      That must mean he sucks.

      I would bat .000 if I played in the Major Leagues, but my OBP might be .013 from walks. Everyone gets walked and pitchers walk everyone. Geez, dude.

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

    I guess if you’re gonna give up 5 runs in an inning, it’s best to do it in the 1st.

    It’s not like the Yankees can’t score 6 runs against Neise and the terrible Mets bullpen.

  • Widget

    All i can add is I hate the Mets.

    • Rek4gehrig

      They are not even worth hating

    • Will The Thrill

      I don’t hate the Mets. I hate Mets’ fans, media and writers.

  • Tom

    Well hopefully they can at least make Niese work, get it close and burn the bullpen a bit.

    If they can score a few runs in the next few innings, they might even have a shot.

  • Athenian

    Enough with this rain delay affecting Andy. That is a bullshit copout. He has been around for many years and should know better.

    Just call the first inning what it is, poor pitching, poor outing.

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

      are they talking about it on the TV broadcast, cause I’m pretty sure that I’m the only one who said something about it on here.

      • Athenian

        Don’t know. Waldman and Sterling made a comment but was listening to the Mets broadcast as well.

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

    Hey, Andy got a hit…that’s nice…

  • Christopher

    Nice,way to throw to a guy who never hits.

  • Will The Thrill

    Umm. Is it me or do the Yankees seem to take the real juicy hittable looking pitches?

    • Knoxvillain

      They do. And then swing at one at their eyes or bitch about a pitch on the corner.

    • Athenian

      Ever try to hit a pitch mid thigh down the middle. One can’t make it to majors swinging at that pitch, it is too tough to hit.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    You didn’t HAVE to swing at that pitch, Derek.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ima just use the bathroom and go to the gym early today.

    GL hitting with risp Yankees!

  • 28 this year

    We need a baseball owner to destroy ESPN analysts like what Mark Cuban did to Skip Bayless. I would pay to hear that. Video in the link, really interesting, Cuban calls Skip’s writing horseshit to his face.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/.....1;nba.html

    • JMK

      Yeah, I saw that earlier. It doesn’t need to be said again, but Skip Bayless is a complete moron and ESPN is trolling people just having that idiot on the payroll.

      • 28 this year

        Totally. But that video is actually really entertaining to watch. Skip literally has nothing to say beyond Lebron choked and this year he didn’t. The entire video, that’s his argument. Cuban, a guy who isn’t paid to know stuff about basketball analyzes the situation a lot better than a guy who is paid to do nothing but watch sports and write an analysis yet does not bother to actually think of an analysis beyond someone choking. Thats total bull crap, I just don’t get how people get paid for that crap.

        • JMK

          I work in media. It’s pretty simple – the lowest common denominator usually yields the most page views, higher TV/radio ratings and more sold papers.

          I’d bet ESPN is thrilled Cuban took down their “analyst” because no one in their right mind believes Bayless is there for analysis; he’s solely there to stir the pot. Getting a brawling Cuban to slash his throat on air is great for business. Bayless, you could argue, is the biggest winner here. Because it gives him some false sense of relevance.

          • 28 this year

            I definitely agree with you. At least the biggest benefit of growing up in this generation is access to the Internet that has sites that don’t depend on finding the lowest common denominator and that people can write to those who are eager to actually learn something work a little harder to understand the material. No longer is mass media the only way to get information.

            • JMK

              To your last point – that’s a fair statement, but there are pitfalls with the “everyone is a reporter” mindset. Misinformation and outright slander is abundant and a sense of ethics (not exactly what it could be in big media, admittedly) is often overshadowed by sensationalism.

              I’m not saying this to put a very broken industry on some sort of false pedestal, but solid, sourced reporting really is a skill that not just everyone can do.

              All that said, Skip Bayless isn’t even in that conversation. He’s a “stuart a” with a bigger megaphone.

              • Crime Dog

                HA, that’s a comparison between Skip and our own Skip

                • JMK

                  Don’t know him/her. I used to be a regular here (and even wrote a few articles) but the quality of the commenters in the last year has really nosedived. I just don’t have the time or patience to sift for a few decent comments. A shame, really. Mike and the other guys still do a great job with content though.

                  • 28 this year

                    I agree with the commenters in general. Its gotten a little annoying. I love the content but its hard to find a good place for comments. This site has gotten incredibly popular for its awesome content but that has brought a lot of commenters who seems to completely ignore the analysis presented in the actual posts which almost defeats the purpose of the discussion in the comments section.

                  • Crime Dog

                    Yeah, I rarely comment but I’ve been reading for a while now. It’s a great site, the game thread commenters are pure insanity. If you take it as real commentary, man it’ll drive you nuts.

          • Crime Dog

            Yeah, if they actually viewed Bayless as a legitimate “analyst”, (its sad that I’m having trouble thinking of a good actual analyst ESPN employs) they would not have put the video up on their website. They would be trying to hide it.

  • Rek4gehrig

    Andy gets a hit and jester can’t?

  • Bubba

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand RISPFAIL!

  • Mr. Pink

    Well Yankees can’t hit with RISP consistently. What else is new?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I trust Andy to get a hit with RISP over anyone in this lineup.

  • Crime Dog

    Niese is at 41 pitches through 2. If the Yankees get him outta there before the 7th, the Yankees have a good chance to win. The Mets bullpen is atrocious.

    • Tom

      You are assuming the Yankees throw 8 shutout innings in this scenario?

      They are going to need to push runs across the plate against Niese if they want to win.

      I also would not call it a “good” chance.

      • Crime Dog

        I’m also not really expecting Niese to shut down the Yankees for another 6 or 7 innings. I guess “good” was a bit optimistic, but the game isn’t over. Not by a longshot.

  • Athenian

    I think any Yankee hitter who comes to bat with RISP and does not get at least one run across should be fined $10,000. The continued fail on RISP will erase the 10 game winning streak in no time. #3gamelosingstreak??????

    • Athenian

      Or for fun they could add the Failed RISP Wall of Shame right next to Monument Park. Then fathers can tell their kids, “look son, these Yankees have their own monument like murders row, except it is just the opposite.”

  • Christopher

    It’s been such along haul of National League teams, playing an AL team will feel like going home again after a long time away.

  • Brian S.

    Andy Pettitte is not an ace.

    • JMK

      Who has called him an ace?

  • Mr. Pink

    Meanwhile the Red Sox get to face Jair Jurrjens with Lester on the hill.

    • JMK

      Lester’s been better of late, but he hasn’t exactly been Dickey-ensian this year.

  • Christopher

    That was a sweet pitch at the end there.

  • Cy Pettitte

    GIDP of course

  • Athenian

    With ARod’s power and ability to get hits and not GIDP, Mets are lucky he just did.

  • Mr. Pink

    Tex trying to hit a homer. I wish he thought of himself as a hitter with power and not a power hitter. Because lets admit it Tex has warning track power and not raw power like Josh Hamilton.

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

      lol

    • JMK

      I don’t like Tex’s approach at the plate, but what you said isn’t logical. Guys who annually hit 35+ home runs have more than “warning track” power.

  • Tom

    Ugh…. leadoff hit turns into a quick 8 pitch inning.

    So much for trying to get to the bullpen quickly, Yankees are going to need to push 2-3 runs across against Niese to have any chance and they for some reason can’t seem to hit his 89-91mph fastball.

  • Blorg

    I’m starting to think the Yankees should just bite the bullet and straightout release A-Rod sometime in the near future. I know it sounds crazy. He’s just not a middle of the order hitter or a slick fielding 3rd baseman. He’s hindering the team on and off the field. He’s what’s wrong with the Yankees at this point. Aging, underperforming players.

    • Crime Dog

      You have a better solution at 3B?

      Yeah, Alex isn’t what he was. He won’t ever be again. But for a guy who’s been one of the better 3B in the league, this seems silly. Maybe (probably) he shouldn’t be hitting 4th. But batting order isn’t the end of the world.

      I also think that A-Rod won’t end the season with a .422 SLG. I think it’ll be bumped more towards .460

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      On and off the field?

      • Blorg

        Financially and Performance wise.

        • Crime Dog

          Yeah, let’s get Cody Ransom in here. Because if we release A-Rod and add Ransom, A-Rod won’t cost us anymore money.

          Wait, what?

          The fact of the matter is, A-Rod’s salary isn’t going anywhere. Its a sunk cost.

    • pat

      Laird is prob better.

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

    time for the bus ride home. According to jjyank this will bring us good fortune.

  • Monterowasnotdinero

    A gray beard on the mound and a gray beard at third. Where is the youth?

    • Will The Thrill

      And people say Mike is crazy for wanting to let Cano go. Cano can easily be the next A-Rod. And I mean that in the bad way…

      • Crime Dog

        I love Cano, he’s one of my favorite players in the league and probably my favorite Yankee.

        But, if Cano wants anything more than 4 years on a deal (it’s almost a given he wants more) I’m ok with parting ways. Gotta start getting more flexible in some positions and 2B is a good start.

        • JMK

          Yeah, I agree. Too much risk. It’s a bitter pill to swallow though given how shallow 2B is around the league.

          • Crime Dog

            And, how crazy-good Cano is. To do what he’s done since he’s come up (minus the ’08 aberration) is insane. And from a 2B its incredibly valuable. But, it won’t be pretty if the infield in 4 years is these same 4 guys.

    • JMK

      In Seattle.

      • Monterowasnotdinero

        I’ll watch that game later. Jesus is due for a hot streak.

        • JMK

          Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the jab.

  • yooboo

    5-0 Mets? Good Luck, Mets. We forgot to give Yanks antibiotic.

  • Crime Dog

    Coney spittin the truth

  • karel capek

    The mountain can come to Mahomet.

  • Will The Thrill

    WFAN is going to hilarious over the next couple of days if the Yankees lose this series. Mets fans will be calling in claiming that this is the start of a new Mets dynasty and demanding trades for Justin Upton

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Come on! Attack the damn pitcher! Stop frigging searching!

  • Tom

    1-0 popout on a fastball right down the middle?

    I could understand it if Niese was making a bunch of pitches on the corner, but the Yankees have had a bunch of fastballs pretty much center – center and can’t seem to do much with it or just foul them off.

    • JMK

      Does it have late movement, maybe? Or are they just flailing? Hard to tell.

      • Tom

        I don’t know.

        There’s also the possibility of deception and picking the ball up late out of a guy’s hand, but Niese’s fastball has historically been below average (in terms of run value) and this year it is right around major league average.

        I still think they Yankees approach at the plate is poor, and they get into these modes where they are trying to get lift on the ball instead of simply trying to hit line drives; I think this is especially true when men are on base.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    We had an awesome two turns through the rotation. But there comes a time when the bats have to come to the rescue of the pitchers instead of pitchers having sterling outings and then eventually the offense puts runs on the board.

    Pick up the damn pitching staff, batters. Stop telling us “it has to turn around” or “we have to be better.”

    DO turn it around.

    DO better.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Shut up, Cuso. We just won 10 in a row.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        You shut up.

  • yooboo

    I really hate one big inning that turns out the game.

    • Zooboy

      Really? I’m looking forward to that inning…

  • Monterowasnotdinero

    These next two losses will make us all sicky
    but Sunday we’ll beat Dickey.

    YCPB

  • Crime Dog

    Strategy!

  • pat

    Fuckin love Coney.

  • Greg

    Wonderful. I’m very glad I’m not watching the game or otherwise I would be more upset. The Red Sox are beginning to charge and despite a 10 game winning streak we couldn’t separate ourselves.

    I’ve been saying this throughout. We needed be more separated in the division in order to make that streak really count.

    Not the Yankees fault, just the baseball gods screwing with them.

    • pat

      If we didn’t streak we would be behind in the standings. Sooooo it still counts. Sorry.

    • Pat D

      Give this line of thought a rest, man. If you’re most concerned about Boston, I don’t know what to say to you.

    • Widget

      So the red sox win 5 games over the cubs and marlins, two crappy teams, and you consider that charging? Have you seen their second half schedule? They will be lucky to finish .500

    • Kramerica Industries

      You’ve said that about ten times, and it still makes no sense.

      The Yankees have no control over what the other teams do, if they aren’t playing them.

      If they go on a 10 game streak, and the Rays go 9-1 at the same time, how the hell can the Yankees be faulted for that? Do you realize how inane your argument sounds?

      • Greg

        THat’s why I said it wasn’t their fault. Its annoying.

        • Kramerica Industries

          We needed be more separated in the division in order to make that streak really count.

          Dunno how to translate that as anything other than some kind of flaw in regards to the winning streak.

          The other four teams in this division are all good, or playing good ball right now, or both. And as I implied a day or two ago – a ten game winning streak in mid-June likely won’t create enough separation to be “safe” for the duration of the season.

          If you’re this worried right now to be posting this on a nightly basis, you’re obviously very worried this isn’t really a playoff-calibre team. That’s fine. But there are more ways to articulate that than with what’s becoming a very tired commentary spiel.

  • yooboo

    Jeter seriously can’t hit. WTF?

  • Crime Dog

    What all of those words mean is: the Yanks need to win more games. Cool, got it. Thanks for the cutting edge analysis.

    • Crime Dog

      Directed at Greg a couple posts above. Idk why the reply didn’t work.

      • yooboo

        yeah… this site loads slowly.

  • Rocky Road Redemprion

    Coney with the logic bomb.

    I love Al and Michael’s logic-”NL managers have the decision to take their pitchers out made FOR them. AL managers have to weigh whether or not it’s worth the high pitch count. Thus, NL managing is harder. QED.”

    Uhhhh…what?

  • Erica

    Uhhhhhhhhhhh… hey guys…

    • http://aol amanda

      looks like an 8 in the 8th night

      • Erica

        WE GOT THIS

  • yooboo

    Wait a minute!!! Mike Axisa wrote the title in few days ago.

    “Start Streaking” Hgh? LOL!

  • Rocky Road Redemprion

    I’m not too worried. What we’re seeing is the regression to the mean after the ten game winning streak. The Yankees obviously weren’t going to keep stringing off wins in a row like that.

    We’re not going to go 0-10, but it certainly makes sense, and isn’t a cause for panic, if the Yankees go into a bit of a slump right now.

    • pat

      You shut your pirate hooker mouth. They’re supposed to win every freaking game because they have the biggest payroll. 1.000 baseball or bust!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Not a cause to panic, no. But it may nudge the FO in the direction of a stupid trade (ie Wandy).

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Nah, not if they’re in one of the wildcards and a game or two back from the top of the division. And I don’t even think they will be. I think they’ll still be in first.

        I don’t think Cash is going to panic.

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

          When’s the last time Cashman made a legit panic move?

        • Crime Dog

          If Cash didnt make a panic move in ’08, I don’t see it happening in ’12.

  • Blorg

    Ok five runs so far isn’t so bad. What makes it seem bad is the inability to push even one run across against Niese.

  • Crime Dog

    Am I the only one who thinks we’ll see a 12-14 game stretch for A-Rod of old pretty soon? I have no reason to feel this way, I just think he’s still too talented to not catch fire at some point.

    • Blorg

      He needs to stop guessing during at bats.

      • Blorg

        He guessed right.

    • Crime Dog

      Hey! Look at me

    • Zooboy

      No way. He’s lost too mu…nevermind.

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

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      I definitely agree. But you also know what they’ll do with that.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        And bingo on both counts.

    • Crime Dog

      I was hoping you’d bring this back.

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

        I pick my spots these days. I’ve only done it one other time this season … the 15-9 comeback at Fenway.

        • Crime Dog

          I have a feeling we’ll be referring to this game as the chicken game.

  • Athenian

    Tex is the ultimate pass/fail hitter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    warning track power

  • Athenian

    He can only do that when HE is the RISP – selfish.

  • yooboo

    AROD nailed Blonde fitness babes and Red Apple…. lol

  • Crime Dog

    Too many homers!!

  • pat

    Hoooooly shit. That was a bomb.

    #unclutch #garbagetime #eatthecontract

  • Kramerica Industries

    ARod makes no sense.

    I mean, the big-time power obviously still exists.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Stat-padder sighting!

  • Eirias

    Alright, we have the homer. The Yankees are now allowed to win this game.

    /Yes, yes, the streak is already over.

  • Will The Thrill

    STOP TRYING TO PULL EVERYTHING CANO!

  • pat

    Cano turning into Kit Keller. Can’t lay off the high cheese, can’t hit the high cheese.

    • Will The Thrill

      He’s totally going out of his element this year. Pulling everything, not going the other way, and swinging and missing more.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Holy shit, that ball was fucking crushed. I didn’t even need to see the flight of the ball and I knew it was out of here dead center.

  • Widget

    Let some other team overpay for Cano.

  • Mike N

    Have we fired Girardi and Cashman and sent down Pettite and A-Rod and Jeter and made Long and Rothschild play base coaches yet?

    • Crime Dog

      Soon enough.

  • pat

    Red Sox are a house divided. Half want KFC half want Popeyes. THE HORROR

    • Will The Thrill

      LOL

  • Tom

    Cano – 10 pitches, 9 swings; 3 swings and misses, 5 foul balls, 1 groundball.

    What makes it worse is 9 of the 10 pitches have been fastballs. And the non-fastball was the only pitch he managed to put in play.

    He hasn’t really been chasing pitches (except the punchout in the 1st), it’s odd that he can’t square up 89-91 cutters and 4 seamers. I wish he would go back to serving the ball to LF and left center. Anecdotally, he seems to do it against tough pitchers, but it seems like he gets into pull mode for lesser pitchers.

  • Crime Dog

    Too many homers!

  • Mike N

    IT AIN’T OVER!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw hits HR, doesn’t smile. what.

    • yooboo

      He did not hit Big Red Apple like Arod did.

  • Will The Thrill

    Yankees running out of outs. Did I mention how much I hate Interleague?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    That is a HUGE base hit by Nix. Gotta make it count.

  • Crime Dog

    I really wanna see Frank Frank blow this game. Actually I’d rather see it 5-5 going into the 9th. And the Yanks put up a 5 spot against him… but he strikes out the side. Irony at its finest.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    First pitch GIDP. There I said it. So it can’t happen. Reverse it.

  • Will The Thrill

    Russell Martin now with a sexy .201 batting average.

  • Crime Dog

    Miss u, April Jeter

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

    Just got in, if that had been a DP I would’ve just turned the game off and played Uncharted 3.

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

    Idk how the strike zone has been but that 1-1 pitch t granderson looked well outside.

  • pat

    F*cking 1-1 pitch to Grandy was outside. F*cking piece of shit ump. Changes the whole complexion of the at-bat.

  • Tom

    So was the 2-0 pitch that Jeter grounded out on as bad as it looked online? (seem like best case it was a pitcher’s pitch on the inside corner that Jeter should take)

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

      I think it was a little closer to the middle than Gameday said, it’s still a pitchers pitch that you don’t swing at 2-0

      • Tom

        Thanks.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    You know, looking at the replay, I wonder if that ball would even have gone out if it didn’t hit Swisher’s glove?

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

    Tex with the incredibleness.

  • yooboo

    I read about Yanks being complaints. I guess he means this blog because I have not heard anything out of ordinary from Yanks.

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

    Thanks Cory…

  • Brian S.

    Corey Wade kind of sucks.

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

    Wade’s getting hit hard this inning. Even the out he got was a robbed double by Tex.

  • Will The Thrill

    I wish the Yankees would learn how to hit these little ground balls up the middle like these no-name scrappy Met players. #liveanddiebythehomerun

  • Widget

    Is it me or has wade been super crappy for like a month now?

  • Cy Pettitte

    RIP Cory

    I like him but he’s regressed hard

  • JohnnyC

    Wade’s turned back into a pumpkin. He’s past his expiration date. Please DFA him. That slop don’t work, especially since he can’t throw his best pitch against righties.

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

      Yep, time to DFA him because he gave up a double to David Wright. Ryota Igarashi is clearly a better option.

      • JohnnyC

        You could try to trade him. I’m not choosy.

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

        He’s pitching to an ERA of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.435 in the last month Mike, I don’t wanna jump to conclusions…but he looks kind of lost out there.

        • JohnnyC

          You’re too emotiomal Raul. You’re not a clear-eyed logician like Mike. None of us can ever be.

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

            I respect Mike’s opinion more than anybody who I correspond with but have never actually met, he and I actually agree on most things. This is actually one of the few times I’ve disagreed with him. Wade’s a feel pitcher and he’s lost his feel the last month or so, and with reinforcements coming I don’t feel like we should have to wait for him to get his feel back when there are better options.

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

          How many innings has he thrown in that month? 10? 12?

          The point is you can’t just DFA everyone during their first bad stretch. Who’s taking his place?

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

            I said below, don’t DFA him right now, because we have nobody to take his place, but if/when Ardsma and Joba comeback and can prove themselves to be their old selves or at least effective, outside of Freddy Wade has been our least effective pitcher out of the pen.

  • Will The Thrill

    Cory Wade giving up way too many extra base hits this year.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wow Andruw. did I just jump back in time 10 years?

  • pat

    Lol, Gardy makes that play walking and probably runs the ball to 2nd, haha.

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

    Glad I’m not the only one who has noticed the Wade regression. I really think he should be among the first to go when Ardsma and Joba come back.

    He got rocked and very lucky that inning. Every out he got was on excellent defensive plays (and a bit of poor baserunning)

  • JohnnyC

    Can Wade stop hanging curveballs to righties? Like try a slider or locating your fastball better. He’s naked against righties without his change.

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

      He tried the slider on 2-2 and nearly beaned Wright with it.

      • JohnnyC

        Better than where that curveball ended up.

  • Tom

    Eh… Wade is fine in the role he’s in (med-low leverage). I think folks have gotten spoiled by how good the Yankees bullpen has been the past couple of years. If Joba or Aardsma can make it back (a big if), he’s essentially the 5th arm out of the pen.

    I would like to see Torre use Logan as more of “a 7th inning guy” as he has swing and miss stuff (I’m not saying he should have been brought in tonight down 3, but my guess is Joe will be splitting Wade/Logan in the 7th based on platoon)

    • JohnnyC

      If only. But that’s not how Joe uses him.

    • Crime Dog

      Eek, Girardi, not Torre

  • Will The Thrill

    Yankees at the plate lately:

    Take fastball right down the middle, foul pitch outside of the strikezone, then strikeout/groundout/popup and off speed pitch out of the zone.

  • yooboo

    Dimple number 2, please, ALex.

    • yooboo

      nope!

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

    Did Cano forget that there is more of the baseball field than the right side? I went to a game last year (or maybe the year before) where he hit a triple off the left center wall…he doesn’t seem to go that way as often now.

    • yooboo

      He still does but most of them are either wrong pitch or poor contact.

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

      Pulling that ball is fine Robbie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn Robbie.

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

    WOOOOOOW THAT BALL WAS LAUNCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

    BAMF

  • Kramerica Industries

    Only two home runs to go.

  • Mike N

    ROBBIE!!!!!!!!!

  • yooboo

    yah! Cano… Soon, we will find out who is the winner, Axe or Chicken?

  • Christopher

    We’re coming for you Chicken Man.

  • JohnnyC

    Terry Collins hates these cheap Yankees home runs.

  • pat

    ENTER THE NITRO ZONE

    /electric guitar wails
    //pyrotechnics

  • Widget

    Garbage time homer for swisher please. Ok thanks.

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

    Terrible bit of directing there by My9

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

    I know it’s still a two run game, but Ibanez maybe?

    • yooboo

      save for pinching a pitcher.

    • Tom

      Jones homered earlier – that is pretty much Girardi automatic “he’s hot tonight” mode… he’s done that a few times with Ibanez against lefties this year too I think.

      My guess is he is saving Ibanez for a shot at a 2 run HR that might never come.

  • Erica

    When I was watching, the Yanks weren’t scoring runs. I haven’t been watching and they started scoring.

    HMMMMMMMM.

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

      Erica, go have a life on a Friday night! Stop Watching!!!!

      • Erica

        IT’S MONSOONING. :(

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

          Aww…it’s actually stopped raining around me.

        • yooboo

          Fuck CF

          • yooboo

            sorry…wrong reply.

  • yooboo

    Francisco to face lower 3? pfftt!! It is not a real save situation.

  • pat

    Love Coney calling Frank Frank The Chicken Man.

  • Knoxvillain

    Francisco will load the bases with one out next inning and the Yankees will promptly strike out and then pop up. It’s going to be very funny.

  • yooboo

    streak is over for Rapada. What a brilliant defense you have, Swisher

  • pat

    Wow, Swishies looked like me out there.

    /self proclaimed King of the Bad Route.

  • Will The Thrill

    Justin Turner is impossible to get out every time we play the Mets.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Timmy is so lucky he pitches in SF and not NY. If he pitched like this for the Yankees he’d get slaughtered by the media.

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

    Daniel Murphy: Rocking the EPIC

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

      EPIC porn ‘stache***

      computer wigged out for a second.

  • pat

    This is the part where we curse Girardi for being an idiot if Murphy gets a hit, right?

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

      no, I’m cursing the ump because he called the 1-1 pitch a ball, when it was called a strike against Granderson.

  • Betty Lizard

    Russell!!!!
    (Just tuned in to see his catch)

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

    It’s the chicken man!!!!!!

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

    Fucken Torres.

  • Christopher

    That guy looks like he gets extra mash potatoes with his chicken.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh Russell crushes it and this idiot gets bailed out by his CFer

    • yooboo

      Torres must have hot buffalo sauce bottle in his rear pocket.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Okay, with that catch I’ve accepted the fact that we’re not going to be winning this game.

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

    Tying run to the plate!

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

      /pats mike on back.

    • Knoxvillain

      If only the Yankees could drive in two, they’d have a chance at winning the World Series.

  • yooboo

    Jeter the clutch?

    • pat

      Dubious.

  • Christopher

    Chicken Man looks a little chickeny

  • Crime Dog

    Just get up Grandy. That’s all

  • Tom

    Jeter needs to take a strike here

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

    Do NOT do it Derek.

  • Cy Pettitte

    why not PR Wise for Ibanez to steal?

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

      Just thinking the same thing.

    • Tom

      Down 2, do you want to take that risk? (I get trying to stay out of the DP, but that’s an iffy call)

  • yooboo

    at least it is a strike. jeez!

  • Knoxvillain

    GIDP.

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

      Derek Jeter says FUCK YOU SIR.

  • yooboo

    will pr Ibanz at 2b if Jeter walks.

    • yooboo

      or get on base.

  • Frank

    Yanks setting up for another RISP fail.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain!

    please punish the fucking chicken man Grandy.

  • Christopher

    Oh my, crunchy or original receipe?

  • Knoxvillain

    Good job, Jeter. Unfortunately they are just setting us up for yet another embarrassing loss.

    RISP=bad news.

    • pat

      Embarrassing?

  • yooboo

    maybe Yanks keep Wise for pinching a pitcher in extra inning..

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

    Why in gods name is Ibanez still on the basepaths and Wise still on the bench.

    • Tom

      Because his run is meaningless down 2.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck Grandy

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

    Geez Curtis.

  • yooboo

    Hello Grandy, this is a fucking home run pitch

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

    Why Granderson? What in God’s name are you looking for there?

  • pat

    Da fudge were you looking at bro? OOf. That was down broadway.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Brutal, Curtis.

  • Pat D

    Jesus Christ on a crutch, Curtis.

  • JohnnyC

    The Grandyman can’t.

  • Christopher

    The splitter froze him.

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

      It was a 95mph fastball, literally right down main street.

      • pat

        The earlier splitter he dropped for a strike. He was clearly looking for it.

        • JohnnyC

          You can’t sit splitter, you can only react to it. Baseball 101, geez.

    • JohnnyC

      Except that was a fastball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking losers bailing out Francisco

  • yooboo

    at least he did not strike out on the side.

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

    Fuck you Frank Fransisco. Granderson saved this game for you.

  • pat

    Now whoever it was that said they would pop out and K gets to feel cool.

  • Knoxvillain

    Well, I did say previously in the thread that Francisco would load the bases with one out, and then get a strike out followed by a pop up. Close enough.

    Fucking Yankees seriously suck when it comes to driving in runs with RISP.

    28 in 2015.

  • Christopher

    What a pity, I wanted to bar-b-que da chicken. Next time, Chicken Man.

  • TommyBoy

    I have no clue how this bunch of RISP chokers ever wins games!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Look at that – another 0-fer with RISP, especially in the 9th.

    Works Fails every time.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Fucking Francisco with the save. That fucking sucks.

    *Cue SNY and the FAN saying that they like that he said that because it gives the Mets “life” and “toughness” and some other ridiculous “intangible”*

  • Frank

    Yanks a HR or bust offense. Can’t win consistantly like that. Despite a bad first, they had shots but as continues to be a very disturbing pattern, they can’t get a hit when needed.

  • Chop It Up

    Well, that was certainly disappointing.

  • teddy

    granderson acting like a chicken in that at bat. this offense is truly gutless.

    mets hit with risp and the yankees offensive folded as usual

  • JohnnyC

    Let’s hope that the team can scratch a few runs off the immortal Chris Young tomorrow night and Nova can slow down that dynamic Mets offense. It’ll be tough.

  • Athenian

    10 game win streak is down to 7. Not good. But after the all star break the Yankees will figure out how to hit with RISP.

    • Knoxvillain

      It’s been about three months. Several days off isn’t going to change the fact that they simply suck with RISP. It’s that simple. They just suck.

  • JohnnyC

    Clown AB, bro.

  • Brian S.

    0-for RISP again.

  • Tom

    Well the only good news is Jair Jurrjens outdueled Jon Lester and if Kimbrel can hold onto a 2 run lead, the “Boston is hot” story will become “Boston beat up on weak teams” and the NES(P)N bandwagon will slow down.

    Though Baltimore did beat the Natinals. They catch a bit of a break and miss both Strasburg and Gio in that series

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

    Ok, so we cannot get swept. I just bet my friend dinner at Carmine’s that we wouldn’t…and I’m not exactly made of money.

    • JohnnyC

      Rothschild’s on it. He’s having a bullpen session with Andy to work on not giving up 5 runs in the first inning.

      • JohnnyC

        Reply fail. Didn’t mean to put that there.

  • Frank

    Well, at least some good news today. Sandusky found guilty. Now all we need is for him to take himself out before he gets life in the hole.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Of course Frank Frank had to yell “I told you, I told you” after the final out.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Post fail

    • TommyBoy

      this lmao

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    You know, with all of the Cano criticism I’m seeing…he’s actually having an awesome year.

    • TommyBoy

      Cano is horrid with RISP.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Overall worth to the team he’s fantastic. RISP is one component of the game, and not even close to the most important.

        • eephus_pitch

          “Not even close” to most important, really? Not even close?
          OK, what do you think is most important, and how far away do you really think RISP is from that?
          I’m not even saying he’s not been awesome, but you can’t just sweep the RISP failure under the rug like that.

    • eephus_pitch

      Not with runners in scoring position, he’s not.

      • TommyBoy

        Cano is hitting .148 with RISP! Pathetic!

  • wow

    here’s the team i’ve gotten usde to in 2012. If the pitching doesn’t absoltely shut down the other team, you can count on a loss.

    • JohnnyC

      The winning streak masked a lot of flaws, especially the unreliable offense. Ironically, Cashman’s been talking about being concerned with the pitching staff not the offense.

    • Evan3457

      Yanks are 6-20, .230 when they allow 5 runs or more.
      AL as a whole is 85-314, .213, when allowing 5 runs or more.

      The Yanks probably should be better than 6-20, but they are, in fact, above average at winning when the pitching doesn’t absolutely shut down the other team.

      • eephus_pitch

        I would think it’s pretty hard for any team to win a lot of games where they give up 6 runs, just in general. The bigger concern is the ability to come back when down early, magnified by the extraordinary number of stranded runners and missed opportunities this team has graced us with.

      • JohnnyC

        You do realize that the difference between .230 and .213 is one win in 50 games. Above average is hyperbolic.