Game 70: Early Zeroes

Aardsma throws two scoreless innings in second rehab game
Russell Martin leaves game with stiff back
Oh Curtis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Yankees are stuck in a three-game losing streak and the last two losses have one thing in common: they were down multiple runs before the end of the first inning. Phil Hughes allowed a three-spot to the Braves in the first inning on Wednesday, and yesterday Andy Pettitte gave up five runs before recording his third out. Playing from behind early in the game is a great way to continue a losing streak, so hopefully Ivan Nova tosses up some early zeroes tonight and gives his team a chance to actually have a lead. Here’s the starting lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanez
Russell Martin
RHP Ivan Nova

Tonight’s game starts at 7:15pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy, or least try to.

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Aardsma throws two scoreless innings in second rehab game
Russell Martin leaves game with stiff back
  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I hats this blackout BS. I’m only allowed to watch Atlanta v Boston tonight apparently

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Ooh rain in Boston. Maybe I get lucky. :)

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees had a chance to put up some runs in the first yesterday.

    How about they do that?

    yeaaaaaah.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Maybe they get pissed off since Frank Frank called his shot on them and they go on a hitting rampage.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Maybe they get pissed off since Frank Frank called his shot on them and they go on a hitting rampage.

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

    Freakin hate weekend night games. Play in the afternoon on saturdays! I don’t wanna miss the end of the game, but I also don’t want to miss having a social life.

    • Pat D

      What is this “life” of which you speak?

      I thought we were all just supposed to stay in our homes and watch TV and stuff all the time. Maybe do a little gardening.

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

        You forgot video games…and yeah I actually have actual social obligations tonight!! but I’m the dictionary definition of an introvert :x

        • Pat D

          I’ve always been pretty introverted myself.

          Watching movies is my thing. I’m determined to get it to 3000 by the end of the year. Considering the extra time I have for at least the next few weeks, this is likely achievable, since I’m at 2825 right now.

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

            Jesus Christ dude. If we take the minimum time of a feature film (40 minutes) you’ve spent 1,883 hours or 78.47 days watching movies.

            • Pat D

              Well, I’m 31, so I’ve had plenty of time. Netflix has been very, very good to me. And TCM.

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

                As a Netflix member, I have to say I’m slightly underwhelmed by their instant-view selection. Don’t get me wrong, the quantity is great, and there is some good stuff, but I feel like it’s 33% quality, 67% filler.

                • Pat D

                  I agree. Right now I have 400 titles in my DVD queue and 167 in my instant queue. I could easily max out the DVD queue, too.

                  And with the instant queue you’ve gotta constantly watch for stuff to expire. I have 3 titles due to expire on 6/30, and I’m sure there will be more to expire on 7/1, because that’s when that happens.

    • RBC

      The worst is the Sunday 8pm game. As if folks in the East don’t have to go to work the next day.

      I wanted to go to the Sunday game at Citi, but when I saw that gametime was “TBD” I knew I was screwed.

  • vicki

    how’s about a moratorium on chicken jokes? that got old fast.

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

    Let’s go Mr. I Killed Stuart a’s dog!!

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

    This place is a ghost town tonight…

    • Pat D

      Like you said, Saturday night.

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

        At least the trolls are still here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice to see them get an early start on RISP fail. 0-2

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice another risp fail day.

  • Pat D

    So the Mets have a chicken “mascot?” Oh, for the love of…

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

      The Met’s mindset: Win the back page, win the city.

      • Cy Pettitte

        all they have to do is trade for Tebow now

    • can’t think of a name

      They really have a chicken mascot?

      • Pat D

        According to ESPN.com.

    • can’t think of a name

      That’s really stupid.

  • Kevin

    How can a player as good as Cano be the worst in the league with RISP?

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

      Well Suzyn, I always say…

  • Pat D

    Oh, great, “all he does is win.”

  • Mike N

    I am here! Just finished making chile-braised pork butt and tomatillo salsa for tacos. We are waiting for the Yanks to take a lead before we eat!!

    • Betty Lizard

      Damn, I wish you were next door.

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

        Seriously, Mike, my mouth always waters when you talk about food.

        • Betty Lizard

          I am a little surprised stewart a hasn’t called A-Rod a pork butt.

  • Mike N

    Good start for Nova!!!!

  • wow

    Well, the douche bags at FOX insist on idiotic blackout rules… So I’m gonna go to work (on my 2K12 skills).

  • DERP

    Sit down David.

  • Dela G

    My god chris young throws a “hittable” fastball (84-86), but doesn’t get pounded. That’s pretty impressive, then

  • Cy Pettitte

    Papelbon waits until he’s pitching against an AL East rival to blow a save, thanks.

  • Widget

    Papelbon blowing saves will never get old, no matter the team he plays for.

  • Kevin

    Thanks Papelbum..one time you need to do your job and you fail.

  • Widget

    Why does anyone care if Youkilis is on the block? He’s been crap for awhile now and is nothing but a bench player. Oh right I forgot, ESPN will always love anything and everything Red Sox.

    • Pasta Stumbling Luis Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

      Seriously, it’s weird reading those articles. It reads like when Ubaldo or Cliff were on the block, with lots of speculation and details about which teams are interested. He’s not good enough to start on his team, so why is this such a big deal?

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

        You guys obviously don’t understand how important a gritty (read pompous), clutch (read overrated), veteran (read old), flexible (read barely plays defense, period), hitter can be.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow what the fuck Jeter

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    C’mon jete

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

    Derek “Eduardo Nunez” Jeter.

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

      Nah, Eduardo would have fielded it cleanly but thrown it away. That was … I guess Giambi-esque.

      • Mike N

        Hahahahah! Srsly.

  • Pat D

    Man, fuck you, Derek.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    The mets will now show the yanks how to get guys home from 3rd

  • Cy Pettitte

    uhh where was that pitch?

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

      According to game day, literally right down the middle.

  • cjc

    where was that

  • Pat D

    It would be so nice to see Nova’s pitch count, but this is Fox.

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

      33

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

    Seriously…Sterling just seriously asked if you should go after Thole w/ two outs and the pitcher on deck in the second inning…

  • Mike N

    How many runs have the Yanks scored with two outs?

  • Pat D

    Thank you, Jim Thome.

  • vicki

    nova’s cooler than santa claus.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    That error cost nova an inning in pitch count

  • Mike N

    Phew!

    Hey, is RAB commenting running really slow for anyone else? It is taking at least ten seconds for the page to load after clicking submit comment.

    • Mike N

      Actually, over thirty seconds.

    • Brian S.

      Same here. I blame Teixiera.

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

      Me too, idk…maybe there are a ridiculous amount of people reading the thread, waiting for something to happen (such as RISPFAIL or Alex/Cano striking out)

      • Mike N

        FIRE AXISA!

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

          FIRE Joe Pawlikowski!! We need an infusion of youth!!!! TO MANY NUMBERS!!!! Everybody knows if this blog is to make it to the post season they need more hyperbole and emotions in articles.

  • Brian S.

    Nova’s pitch count was elevated that last inning.

  • Tom

    Best possible outcome for Rays/Phils.

    Papelbon blows a 2 run lead in the top of the 9th and then Philly comes back to win it with a HR in the bottom of the 9th

  • Pat D

    Oh, Christ. I have no idea what the fuck McCarver is saying right now, so, as always, here’s this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xdTYVxzEwI

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

      Haha, I feel like this should be included in every Fox thread.

  • Mike N

    The fucking Yanks better take a lead soon. I’m getting hungry!

  • Jefree

    That was in the other batter’s box according to Gameday.

  • Brian S.

    This game is boring.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Fucking lame

  • Pat D

    Could that be called a Citi Field special?

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

    fuck. Here come the trolls.

  • cjc

    got to be fucking kidding me

  • Karl Krawfid

    fastball changeup fastball fastball fastball.

    Great pitching.

  • Mike N

    Fuuuuuck.

  • Brian S.

    Nova is not an ace.

    • Mike N

      Send him down! And fire Girardi!

  • Cy Pettitte

    just call the ball and strikes. this guy contemplates the meaning of life after every pitch before he makes a call.

  • Mike N

    Does Buck really need to tell us how many fucking hops the base hit made before being fielded? Does he think we’re fucking blind?

    • Pat D

      He loves the sound of his own voice.

    • eephus_pitch

      And yet he’s completely incapable of saying “strike three.”

  • Tom

    Let’s see if the Yankees can square up Chris Young’s blazing 85-86mph heater this inning…

  • CBean

    some runs please, yankees

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Yanks really making him work

  • Mike N

    Commenting seems back to normal speed.

  • Brian S.

    lol offense

  • Cy Pettitte

    Really? I need to listen to Charlie Sheen do a promo for his show in the middle of my baseball game?

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

      Welcome to the new world of advertising. Marketing firms know we’ve stopped watching commercials, either tuning them out or fast forwarding through them, so they’re looking for every new possible way to get you to look at them, including (but not limited to) adverts mid game and show. Product placement, and subliminal messages.

      • Mike N

        Does Fox own that FX channel that Sheen’s show is on?

        • Pat D

          Uh…yea.

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

          Yes..it’s one of their few enterprises I don’t loathe.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Yes. They often show the other Divisional Series game if the one scheduled earlier goes longer.

    • Mike N

      What an asshole. He fits in well with Buck and McCarver.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Who the F is Kirk Nieuwenhuis?!

  • Athenian

    SOunds like the pre win streak Yanks are back. Doesn’t sound like quality AB’s. Win streak has been reduced to 7 in a row. Bleeding needs to stop.

  • Brian S.

    Nice AB Cano.

  • vicki

    chris young?? chris young???

  • Brian S.

    Teixeira sucks.

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

    we need to win this game…I cannot leave paying for a dinner at Carmines in the hands of the Yankees trying to figure out Dickey’s knuckle ball.

    • Athenian

      You must prepare yourself and accept that you will need to rob a bank in the next few days.

      • Athenian

        Looked up the prices…Yikes.

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

        Haha seriously after I told my friend “I bet you dinner at any restaurant the Mets don’t sweep this series,” and she said “Fine, Carmines, you’re on.” I looked at their menu…I guess if I sell a kidney we can at least get appetizers, and if I give up my liver maybe we can split on entree.

        • swishers fauxhawk

          The thing about Carmine’s is that while it’s expensive as all hell, it’s an UNGODLY amount of food. So you’d probably end up paying for just one entree.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Chris Young? Really?

  • Mike N

    FUCK!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy fuck are you kidding me with these errors?

  • Pat D

    My god. It’s almost as if these guys forgot how to play over the last 4 days.

  • Brian S.

    lol defense

  • Tom

    3-1, 2-1 fastballs at 86mph…. remember when the Yankees used to crush someone like this?

    The approach at the plate is just terrible with the all or nothing approach. That 3-1 pitch to Tex was just off the plate – maybe it’s called a strike but on 3-1 you want something better than a pitchers pitch… Jeter did the same thing on a 2-0 pitch yesterday. The Yankees seem to be doing this a lot – they get committed to swinging in hitters counts as along as the pitch is cloes and won’t take a marginal pitch. If it’s called a strike, no big deal let the count go 2-2 of 3-2 or in some cases 2-1.

  • Brian S.

    We need a double play.

  • Mike N

    NO!

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

    Time to actually miss a bat, Ivan.

  • Brian S.

    Can’t let that last guy score Nova. Come on.

  • Brian S.

    We should bean Wright.

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

    Alright Ivan.

  • Brian S.

    Nova has been great so far. Too bad he isn’t getting his typical run support.

  • TampaYankee

    Well at least the Rays lost, that was a start.

    Now I’d like to see our offense, start, and our defense stop booting easy ground balls. (By defense I don’t mean Cano who can field seemingly anything).

    Also, just like with every other stadium, great to be the away team and hear “Lets go Yankees” in the background crowd noise.

  • Ron

    Young: garbage vs everyone else, cy young vs Yankees. Sad but predictable.

    • Need Pitching

      hasn’t given up more than 2 runs in any start this year, but yeah, that’s garbage

      • Tom

        A) this is only his 4th start
        B) 2 of his starts were less than 6 innings
        C) His opponents were WAS, TB, CIN; Cin is an OK offense, but not exactly murder’s row

        • Need Pitching

          but that makes him garbage???
          Not making him out to be a Cy Young candidate. But saying he’s garbage against everyone else is completely untrue.

  • Brian S.

    Call up Russell Branyan.

  • Pat D

    This is just so damned frustrating.

  • Widget

    Whats worse, the Yankees getting beat by Chris Young or the braves getting owned by a crappy bullpen pitcher?

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

      Definitely us being two hit by the soft-tossing up in the zone Chris Young.

  • your mom

    This team rules.

  • Rich

    At least tomorrow I can accept a loss to an unbelievably hot pitcher. But to be shut out by a pure junk baller is the epitome of frustration. Now I know how opponents felt last year when Sweaty Freddy was confusing hitters.

  • Brian S.

    So yeah we kind of suck as baseball.

  • Ron

    So how many runs will young give up in his next start 5 or 6 in 3 inning to an average offense.

    • Need Pitching

      hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in any start since 2009

      • Ron

        He has had 3 starts this year maybe you should make him the all star game starter since you washing his balls so much. I doubt he made 10 starts in the past 3 years.

        • Need Pitching

          He hasn’t made many starts.
          The point is, he has been successful when he has pitched, and doesn’t get beaten up by average teams, as you suggest. He’s been an above average pitcher for most of his career. I didn’t say he was great. I didn’t say he should be an all star. I just pointed out that he doesn’t suck, as some here (including you) seem to think.

      • Tom

        2012 – 4 starts (including this one) – 1 made to 6 innings
        2011 – 4 starts, 2 made it to 6 innings
        2010 – 4 starts – 1 made it to 6 innings

        You keep repeating this to make it sound like he’s been good… he’s had 12 starts in 3 years, 4 of which he’s actually been on the mound for at the end of 6 innings.

        • Need Pitching

          not saying he’s been great. Just saying he hasn’t been the garbage that gets beaten up by everybody but the Yankees that some here have made him out to be. It’s just not the case.

          I’m not even saying the Yankees haven’t looked like dog shit today. They absolutely have. Just pointing out Young isn’t garbage.

          • Tom

            He is garbage when he can complete 6 inning just 33% of the time, that is garbage. Earned runs in a sample that small with outings that short is no really a good way to measure a pitcher.

            He was pitching in the Grand Canyon in 2010 (Petco) and in Citi last year before the fences were moved in.

            He has an xFIP over 5 in two of the last 3 years (the goo year being ~4.7)… quoting earned runs when he’s averaging ~5 inning a start presents a very skewed picture.

            • Need Pitching

              again, I’m not saying he’s great. He’s not. But to say a guy is garbage that gets beat up by every other team, when he has gotten legitimately beat up by no other team since at least 2009, is simply a misrepresentation. Sure some of the starts were short. Sure some of the lineups were weak. Sure he hasn’t made many starts. But he hasn’t gotten pounded by anybody in years. Saying he has is simply not true.
              Also quoting xFIP represents an even more skewed picture. His ERA has finished below his xFIP in every year of his career. Some pitchers can sustain a below average HR rate. He appears to be one of them.

      • vicki

        lol. he’s made eleven starts since 2009.

  • Tom

    If they can’t hit an 85mph fastball you have to wonder what tomorrow will look like with 80mph knuckleballs.

  • Brian S.

    In: Branyan or Cust, Mustelier.
    Out: Wise, Ibanez.

    • TampaYankee

      I’d be ok with that.

      I mean, it would be an all power call up. I feel like we could use some average as well. How are Branyan and Cust doing average-wise? I haven’t looked.

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

      Idk if Cust or Branyan would be any better than Ibanez, also I like the idea of having a speed guy on the bench…though Girardi never seems to pinch run ever.

  • Rich

    Why can’t these “Great” hitters lay off the pitchers on the top of the strike zone. It is unbelievable

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

      Contrary to popular belief, Major League Baseball is hard.

      • Rich

        If Young beats them on something else, I would be the first to tip my cap and congratulate them. It is the 7th inning and he hasn’t changed anything. Its a horrible approach at the plate today by them. No trolling, no complaining. Just stating the facts.

      • Rich

        If Young beats them on something else, I would be the first to tip my cap and congratulate them. It is the 7th inning and he hasn’t changed anything. Its a horrible approach at the plate today by them. No trolling, no complaining. Just stating the facts.

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

    Run Curtis run.

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

      5 brownie points says he doesn’t go anywhere.

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

        I was absolutely wrong.

  • Pat D

    This is rigoddamndiculous.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is so fucking pathetic

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees getting abused by 85 mph fastballs.

  • Brian S.

    The fuck were you doing getting into scoring position Granderson?

  • TommyBoy

    I never thought I’d say this but…..fuck you Cano! Utterly pathetic!

  • stuart a

    in california so I am not able to observe this offensive juggernaut of timely hitting and professional AB’s.

    this team playing like this hoping for a homer all the time is not winning anything.

    this team as is will not win anything big… arod still sucks. he has many other players on this team that scuk also.

    mets 3 games behind the yanks with a ragtag group of ballplayers..

    yanks have no speed, no situational hitting ability, and no guts….

    • Pat D

      They’ve got as much guts as you have.

  • Pat D

    Fuck Murphy and his pornstache.

    • your mom

      It’s not a pornstache, it’s a molester-stache.

  • 718 (Bronx)

    stuart a is a dumbass!

  • Brian S.

    Does Cano have the most artificial 140 wRC+ of all time?

  • Pat D

    I wonder what I missed. I saw the replies, which are now gone, but not the original post, I guess.

  • stuart a

    why don’t they give cano a 5 year contract? after all he deserves it he has such good AB’s especially with men on base. he after all is such a patient professional hitter. how could this team possibly survive without his clutch ab’s and patience at the plate???

    another dreadful game, unless they hit a HR they have no chance…..

    overpriced, stupid, hitters that never adjust.. besides that they are great.

    also give nicky swishilicous an extension.. how could they possibly not continue with that 330 obp, for a guy that has zero speed and is a avg fielder at best….

    • DT

      Jesus shut the fuck up already.

      • Alkaline

        It’s really sad. I lurk a lot and comment infrequently. This guy just makes a ridiculous comment that fits his narrative and never says another word when people call him out.

        Then he pretty much repeats said comment again a bit later, then disappears again.

        I actually feel kind of bad for a pessimist like this trolling a baseball blog like this.

    • Need Pitching

      You love to complain
      How about providing some viable alternatives instead?
      Or just get rid of everybody and replace them all with nobody?

    • Crime Dog

      Yea because he’s definitely a .330 OBP guy, not just so far this year.

      Good logic

    • Pat D
  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This is a pathetic showing by the bats. They’ll score 4 runs tonight, but they’ll wait until the Mets have 5 runs to do it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just because it needs to be said.

    Entering tonight, the Yankees were hitting .217 with RISP.

    13th in the American League? Seattle at .241 – 24 points better, and that’s one of the worst lineups in baseball every year.

    We’re 43% of the way through the season. It’s not early anymore. Eventually, a problem is just a problem, and this is a pretty bad one that has and will continue to cost this team wins.

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

      So what do you propose they do?

      • Karl Krawfid

        I don’t like how Joe Girardi is embracing the home run or bust culture with the team.

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

          Didn’t answer my question.

      • Crime Dog

        Cut A-Rod, trade for Cody Ransom. The only obvious solution.

      • inpinstripes

        He´s just stating a fact.

        What do you propose he proposes they do?

      • Crime Dog

        In all seriousness I (I know the question wasn’t directed at me, but I’ll take it) would like the Yankees to get Branyan/Dickerson up and Wise/Ibanez (not happening, so I’ll say a pitcher just for the time being) down/ DFA’d. They have no commitment to Ibanez, I don’t understand the sticking with him for so long now. His production has been pretty awful since that early hot streak. Looks more like a dead cat bounce now.

        • Need Pitching

          keep bouncing, dead cat

      • Kramerica Industries

        Loaded question, Mike.

        This is the highest paid lineup in baseball. Surely, you would expect them to be hitting better than this.

        What do I propose they do? I don’t know – I have no control over how those guys choose to hit, and odds are they know more about that stuff than I do anyway – they are professionals, after all. But I would certainly hope that they can do better than nearly being the worst team in baseball at hitting with RISP.

        Seriously, if we were to rebut every complaint with a question like that, then baseball discussion (or discussions about anything, really) would never exist. And you are certainly smart enough to know that for yourself.

        • Mike Stanley

          Classic moron response.

          “THEY SHOULD JUST DO BETTER”

          Ok. How?

          • Kramerica Industries

            Are you fucking dense?

            That’s not what I said. I was talking in terms of expectations. Not in terms of approach.

            “Surely, you would expect them to be hitting better than this.

            Before you go on being an ass, read the whole fucking comment.

            Jesus.

  • Hall and Nokes

    You guys don’t know how good you’ve got it. You’re not stuck watching the Sox pound the Braves. I think Mitch Williams has talked for 25 minutes straight now.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Hey, I’m relegated to the Orioles/National’s game.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      I’m stuck watching that too. Maybe that’s why following gamecast makes me think they’re not playing well.

      It could be they’re hitting rockets just right at defenders, I don’t know

      • Pat D

        They’re not.

    • Widget

      Not just that but the Braves are getting owned by a bullpen pitcher. It’s sad really.

  • Rigoleto

    Jeter…makes that everyday play because hes a baseball player.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unreal.

  • Cy Pettitte

    could this be any more pathetic and embarrassing?

  • Brian S.

    LOL. Chris Young>>>>>>Cano.

  • your mom

    LOL!!!!!

  • DERP

    Fuck Nova.

    • your mom

      Nova did good. Fuck the defense and useless offense.

    • TampaYankee

      Really?

      He had a pretty damn good game, just got no run support at all.

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

        He didn’t pitch that well.

      • Brian S.

        Three extra base hits given up. Not terrible but now fantastic either. Although it doesn’t really matter with our offensive performance.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Chris Young shows the Yankees how to get it done with risp.

    Fuck this team.

  • Pat D

    Playing “Kiss Him Goodbye?”

    Notice how the Yankees don’t do shit like that?

    • RBC

      The Mets have been doing that for years.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees sure did help Nova out today!

  • Brian S.

    Josh Thole has a 77 wRC+. Must walk him twice.

  • stuart a

    i propose they make some moves. or do we need to hear for another 80 games look at the back of there baseball cards…..

    arod is friggin toast, move the sack of sh-t down in the order. trade swisher, he is a FA at the ned of the year and he is a clown…

    make some moves for some guys who know how to play and adjust the order… if tex continues to do his pull crap, move him down in the order… DOes it matter who hits 3rd or 4th on this team?>??? They all suck.. and Jeter is nosediving fast BTW…

    shake this wreck up…boston traded Nomar why can’t the yanks trade Cano, or swisher, or others. Obviously they need to get something of significance back but to think they are stuck is bull….

    there pitching has been the best it has been in years, there offense is horrid……

    • Pat D

      Teixeira has a .968 OPS since May 11.

      Other than that, great spelling, punctuation and grammar as always.

    • Crime Dog

      They wouldn’t get anything that would help the major league club by trading Swisher since he’s an impending FA.

      And it would seem damn near impossible to get equal value for Cano. It wouldn’t make any sense to trade those guys. The Yankees have dug themselves into this roster situation for better or worse. There isn’t too much flexibility.

    • Need Pitching

      you still haven’t proposed any replacements that would be better than what they currently have. Or any replacements at all.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Knee-jerk whining at its best.

  • Rigoleto

    Was newenheis a mets top ten coming into the season.

    • your mom

      I don’t know but, Chris Young was.

  • Widget

    Can’t wait for Franky the Chair Throwing Chicken Man to get his second straight save over the now hapless and pathetic Yankees. I bet the Red SOx sweep all 4 games in Fenway next month.

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

      I’ll take that bet.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I, for one, have no proposals other than for the personnel on this team to pull their heads out of their collective asses and hit like they’re supposed to.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Raul realized the bullsh!t needed to stop.

  • Blorg

    This team is a joke offensively. If you can’t hit with RISP whats the point? The middle of the order is about as non-productive as a middle of the order can be. Nova wasn’t exactly dominant but it’s hard to be competitive when you can’t even score one run. The Yankees got away with murder on their winning streak, pushing just enough runs to win but it’s pretty clear that you can’t win consistently with your 3-4-5 hitters choking.

    • Mike Stanley

      You know what the Yankees should do differently?

      Nothing. Not a single thing.

      All this is is a statistical anomaly. That. Is. It.

      It will turn around. It always does.

      • Blorg

        Thanks for being the logical voice. I just get frustrated. I hope they really do pick it up. Maybe post All-Star game. Ibanez!!!

        • Mike Stanley

          It’s ok, we all are.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I’m optimistic and unconcerned about the offense; I don’t care if you score runs by hitting with RISP or through home runs, so however they score I’m satisfied.

        That said, I think it’s too far into the season to call the RISPfail a statistical anomaly. But then, who cares? They’re scoring runs and winning. I don’t care if they score by hitting with RISP or by hitting home runs. Just score enough runs to take and hold a lead.

    • Crime Dog

      What’s the point, youre right. Might as well not watch if that’s how you feel.

  • Cy Pettitte

    thanks Duda

  • TampaYankee

    Haha, I feel like watching Tex run is what I look like when I try and run my hardest.

    Let’s go guys!

  • Pat D

    Swish laughing at his gift.

  • CBean

    oh thank god. this was getting depressing.

  • Brian S.

    Why can’t Ronnier Mustelier be our Daniel Nava? Why not? Why waste him in AAA?

    • your mom

      Why can’t we just trade for Nava?

      • Crime Dog

        The Nova/Nava thing would get confusing

  • Cy Pettitte

    Raul!

    what a joke that we have to play in the stupid bandbox stadium, right Terry?

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

    RAOOL

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
  • Crime Dog

    RAUF

  • your mom

    ’bout fucking time!!!

  • DERP

    That was nice.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That didn’t take long to completely turn around.

    Hopefully they can pull the W now.

  • Tom Q

    This team sucks; they’ll never come back.

    Oops..am I late on that?

    Suck it, trolls

  • Pat D

    Well isn’t this interesting?

  • DERP

    I think Raul heard you Mike.

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

      Gonna have to start trashing every player on a daily basis I guess.

      • Crime Dog

        Maybe that’s what everyone else in the comments is trying to do

  • Crime Dog

    Sorry I doubted you Voldemort

  • Alkaline
  • Brian S.

    Nope.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wait they brought in Rauch to face Martin? HR please

    • your mom

      Chavez obliged.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Finally a veteran with some large testicles wakes the hell up.

    It’s unfathomable that it took 6 innings to tag Chris freaking Young.

    Pile on.

    • RetroRob

      He’s actually a good pitcher. Just been very injury prone. When healthy, he’s tough.

    • RetroRob

      He’s actually a good pitcher. Just been very injury prone. When healthy, he’s tough.

  • your mom

    From a 6′ 10″ pitcher to 6′ 11″. These guys are in the wrong sport.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Finally a veteran with some large testicles wakes the hell up.

    It’s unfathomable that it took 6 innings to tag Chris freaking Young.

    Pile on.

  • Brian S.

    Let’s go Chavy!

  • Bubba

    Black Hole Martin

  • Greg

    At this point, this game is lined up on a silver platter for the Yankees. Their bullpen is good. The Mets isn’t. This should be a layup.

  • TampaYankee

    What is going on with Martin? Aside from the excitement he brought when he hit the walk off, he’s been dreadful.

    Martin and Stewart are our 2 catchers? That blows my mind. Guess I’m spoiled hearing Posada’s name for so long.

  • Pat D

    Eric Fucking Chavez!!!!

  • Need Pitching

    Chavez!!!!

  • CBean

    Chavez!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavy! fucking awesome

  • Andy

    FUCK YEAH

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit.

    Two home runs placed in perfectly opposite spots.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chavez…am I pronouncing that right?

  • Greg

    And there it is. Eric Chavez. Lets see if the bullpen can take this home

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

    Zombie Eric Chavez rises from the dead to give the Yankees the lead.

    • Crime Dog

      He’s been one of my favorite Yankees since he’s been with the team. After reading that article about what he’s gotta do everyday, I’m really rootin for the guy.

  • DERP

    FUCK YEA BITCHES!

  • JFH

    these guys suck. they’ll never come back. oh, wait…

  • Rigoleto

    “yankees hit too many homeruns”

  • Cy Pettitte

    “Our ballpark plays a little bit differently than theirs.” — Mets manager Terry Collins

    lol

  • Rigoleto

    Whats with this random pirates graphic

  • Brian S.

    So Boone Logan, David Robertson next inning? Can’t put in Wade. He’s been an abortion lately.

  • Mike Stanley

    Too many homers!

  • TampaYankee

    The New York Yankees.

    We take your veteran scrubs and watch them hit bombs.

    Jones, Chavez, and Ibanez! As frustrating as it has been at times, and the inconsistency is killer, when they do things like that I can’t help but smile.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Is Sterling’s Chavez homerun call “Ultravez?”

    The heck is that?

    • Rigoleto

      Otra vez – another time

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Ah. Thank you.

        My ignorant Italian is showing.

  • Pat D

    Now let’s nail this fucker down.

  • Mike N

    WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Joey Votto is on pace for an ~11 WAR season. That shit’s cray, yo.

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

      Bautista was on pace for 15 WAR at this time last year.

  • Mike N

    Now shut these fuckers down!

  • Brian S.

    Eppley? Interesting.

  • Pat D

    Why exactly is Eppley in?

    • Greg

      What are the choices?

      • Pat D

        DRob.

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

          8th inning. To pitch him at any other time would be blasphemy.

    • Greg

      Who else is there?

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

        Cory Wa…never mind good point…

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

    Wright shouldn’t get anything to hit here.

  • Greg

    My lord. that was a good pitch too. Slider down and away

  • Need Pitching

    Raul giveth, and Raul taketh away

  • DERP

    Yes, we have no place for Joba or Aardsma on this team.

    • Need Pitching

      can they play LF?

    • TampaYankee

      If Joba doesn’t come back til after September callups anyways I don’t see an issue.

  • Brian S.

    lol Ibanez.

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

    Every Freakin Time. EVERY GOD DAMN TIME THERE IS A COMEBACK, I am either waiting for a bus, getting a ride from somebody who doesn’t follow baseball, or watching a perfect game. What happened this time?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Tex walked, Swish doubled, Raul homerun, Chavez homerun.

      • eephus_pitch

        The best thing about this comeback is that Suzyn was just RAILING against the Yankees’ propensity for homeruns, because “you can’t pummel your way to the World Series.”

    • Betty Lizard

      So our comebacks are dependent on you? Please keep not watching when we are behind.

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

        Haha, yeah…I missed the Boston comeback because MLB.tv switched over to Humber’s perfecto, and A-Rod’s grand slam in Atlanta by literally 1 batter because I took the bus home.

        • Betty Lizard

          I appreciate your sacrifice.
          I’m doing my part by not watching the first inning for “a while.” Not even GameDay. Can’t be too careful.

  • Tom

    Why is Cody Eppley leading off an inning against a lefty… in a 1 run game? Does Girardi not understand what a specialist is?

    If this run scores it is on Girardi…. juts bring in Logan, and worst case have him pitch around Wright (between the 2 lefties) if needed.

    • Greg

      You scared of Jordany Valdespin of the .215 batting average? He didn’t need a Loogy.

    • Brian S.

      He was a routine flyout that was Ibanez’d

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

        I know you dislike Ibanez, Brian..I have no problem with him DHing against righties…but God damn do I miss me some BG.

  • DERP

    Do it Logan.

  • your mom

    Please strike this molester out.

    • your mom

      Yessss…..7 pitches, 2 Ks.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Boone is the fucking man.

  • Cy Pettitte

    my god that was so filthy. they didn’t have a chance.

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

    Boone. Motherfucking Houdini. Logan.

  • Need Pitching

    Boone!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’d fuck Boone Logan…just saying.

  • DERP

    I wonder if Boone Logan has ever gotten his big, swinging balls stuck in a car door.

  • Greg

    Mets are 1-12 with RISP.

    Yankees are 1-4

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

      shhh!! you’re ruining the narrative Greg.

      • Tom

        How does a 1-4 ruin the narrative of the Yankees failure with runners in scoring position? Sure it raises their average, but how is that defeating the narrative?

        Do other teams failing somehow change the Yankees performance?
        What narrative is he ruining?

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

          That the Yankees are worse than any team in the history of baseball at RISP hitting.

          • Tom

            Who said this? The only thing I’ve seen people post is that the Yankees have been horrible with runners in scoring position.

            Picking out a random game where another team does poorly doesn’t really change it.

            I’m not a fan of some of the “trolls” on the board, but using hyperbole and poor logic to attempt to contradict it isn’t all that much better (or different).

  • Brian S.

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone!

  • DERP

    Did anyone else just get a booner watching that?

  • Brian S.

    Go Cano Go

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

    Robriano time.

  • Brian S.

    Let’s go Robertson. First big test since coming back.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Has everybody seen the Hypothetical 1979 throwback Rays jerseys? They’re fucking amazing.

    • Brian S.

      How can you have a hypothetical throwback jersey?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I guess we’re supposed to think, “had the Rays existed in 1979, their jerseys would look like this…”

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Just went and looked.

      It reminds me of Tab soda and American Bandstand

  • DERP

    FUCK

  • Brian S.

    Oh God Josh Thole. Better walk him he’s such a beast.

  • Mike Stanley

    It’s amazing how stuart a can say nothing when they take the lead and wonder why people call him a troll.

  • Kramerica Industries

    With a little help from the home plate ump, BB-Rob seems to be back.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob man come on.

  • DERP

    god fucking damn you robertson

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol McCarver just making shit up. Robertson walks two people in a row all the time.

  • Greg

    Well lets see if Robertson still has a bit if Houdini in him

  • Brian S.

    I’m not really in the mood for this Robertson.

  • James A

    Tim McCarver is the Skip Bayless of FOX baseball announcers

  • CBean

    Come on D-Rob!

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Here comes a3 run bomb to a scrub who hasnt hit a homer all year

    • Brian S.

      Oh.

  • Blorg

    Oh no Justin Turner! Might as well be Miguel Cabrera. #yankeekiller

  • TampaYankee

    Need to settle down here, he’s been houdini-like many times before. He can get out of this.

  • your mom

    jfc Drob.

  • Brian S.

    I’m not really in the mood for this Robertson.

  • Pat D

    Eli’s playing both sides?? How dare he!

  • DERP

    You have two strikes again. Put him away this time.

  • TampaYankee

    This ump takes a long time to signal the strikes, it’s been messing with my head all night.

  • Cy Pettitte

    classic DRob

  • Kramerica Industries

    Suck on that shit, Mets.

  • DERP

    Need new pants.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Number 1 or number 2?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Cheese

  • Need Pitching

    just DRob being DRob

  • Dela G

    D ROB!!!!

    FUck yeah!

  • Tom Zig

    strikeout, walk, walk, strikeout, strikeout.

    Looks like the David Robertson we all know and love is back.

    • CBean

      though according to Buck, he’d never seen D-Rob walk two in a row before. Clearly he doesn’t watch a lot of games.

  • your mom

    hip hop hooray ho hey ho. . .

  • Brian S.

    Who? Dini.

  • Ivan

    Typical Robertson Inning…

  • DERP

    Whatever you do Soriano, don’t allow a hitter on in front of Wright.

  • Tom

    Good to see Robertson back in his traditional 8th inning form. Makes it interesting but still blows people away.

  • Mike N

    Robertson was great!

  • RetroRob

    So now the Jays have lost Hutchison for a month or more. Has any team in recent memory lost basically their entire starting rotation in the span of a week?

    Is there any doubt the Jays will give Moyer a shot now that he was just given his release by the Orioles?

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

      The Padres lost four starters in about ten days in April.

      • Brian S.

        But they are a small market team on the West Coast so no one cares.

        • RetroRob

          I was tempted to say something along those lines. : -)

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

          In the NL at that.

  • RetroRob

    Sterling again doing is “it’s high, it’s deep, it’s caught” routine.

    You suck, John.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Huh?

    Wise is worse than Martin at the plate. There must be an actual reason for this.

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

      Yuck, I hope Russ isn’t hurt.

    • Tom

      Buck got all excited there… then you can almost sense the disappointment.

      It was like Buck and McCarver were trying to will a HR there.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    ?

  • DERP

    Someone explain please

    • Greg

      Martin may be hurt.

  • Brian S.

    Wise for Martin? Huh?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Reposted from above:

    I’m optimistic and unconcerned about the offense; I don’t care if you score runs by hitting with RISP or through home runs, so however they score I’m satisfied.

    That said, I think it’s too far into the season to call the RISPfail a statistical anomaly. But then, who cares? They’re scoring runs and winning. I don’t care if they score by hitting with RISP or by hitting home runs. Just score enough runs to take and hold a lead.

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

      It’s a statistical anomaly in the way that if given a large enough sample size it would eventually balance out. Year long statistical anomalies happen all the time, a player has a year out of his mind then reverts back to the player he’s always been or the great player who has a down year. Over the course of their careers these players stats will revert back to their norm.
      That said the reason it’s different with RISPfail is because we’re talking about an entire team, and a team can only be judged on a single season basis, so while every player on the 2012 Yankee’s RISP stats will revert back, the 2012 team will be looked at as a team that can’t hit with RISP.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Agreed on all counts.

  • Greg

    Msrtin has a stiff back

    • RetroRob

      Stiff backs can be okay tomorrow, or evolve to day-to-day, or (yikes) month-to-month.

      I just got in. Did he appear to do anything in the last inning, or on his last AB?

    • Brian S.

      He had a stiff back last year and sat out for a week instead of going on the DL. That was fun.

      • Greg

        Well Chris Stewart has proved himself worthy.

        • eephus_pitch

          You must be joking.

    • Mike N

      What amazes me is that any catcher ever doesn’t have a stiff back.

      • RetroRob

        They probably do. So when we hear the have a stiff back, it basically means the rest of us would be wheelchairs.

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

          Baha, we’d have to be able to get out of bed to get into wheelchairs.

  • CBean

    come on Sori, we could have really used the 1-2-3

  • Brian S.

    1-2-3 innings are a myth.

  • Kramerica Industries

    One more out for Soriano to get.

    Nice K.

  • your mom

    K this molester please!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Soriano’s curveball is filthy tonight

    • your mom

      Slider?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I feel like Buck is trying to will Murphy to hit a HR

  • CBean

    YAY!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    That nearly gave me a friggen heart attack.

    Murphy gave that a good ride.

    • RetroRob

      How close was that to going out? I’m without video, and I can never trust Sterling on these things.

      • Mike N

        Not very. It ended up slicing into the right field corner, but was well short. It did look scarily well hit off the bat.

        • RetroRob

          Sterling’s voice had mystery in it. It didn’t sound like it was going out but that it was uncomfortable looking coming off the bat. Yet with him, I wouldn’t have surprised if he ended his sentence with “and it’s gone.”

  • Mike N

    YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Hmmm…according to the last 3 days here we were never going to win again. Glad that changed.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    God bless CitiField’s hilarious dimensions

    • RetroRob

      The New York park for cheap HRs!

      Somehow I’m guessing the Mets’ announcers are ignoring that.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    I so thought that was gone

  • Need Pitching

    whew … thought that was gone off the bat

  • TampaYankee

    I hate Buck so much.

    Great win and save from Soriano!

  • Mike N

    FIRE EVERYONE!

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Buck was really trying to build up the drama

  • Greg

    Really needed this one with Dickey going tomorrow. Well done bullpen

  • Brian S.

    Ballgame!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Did McCarver actually say he never saw D-Rob walk two in a row before?

    Seriously?

    Because if he honestly said that then I can safely say that it’s one of the stupidest, most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.