Jun
23

Game 70: Early Zeroes

By

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.

Categories : Game Threads

409 Comments»

  1. Cuso says:

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

  2. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    How about they do that?

    yeaaaaaah.

  3. Cuso says:

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

  4. Cuso says:

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

  5. 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 says:

      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.

      • 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 says:

          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.

          • 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 says:

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

              • 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 says:

                  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 says:

      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.

  6. vicki says:

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

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

  8. This place is a ghost town tonight…

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  10. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice another risp fail day.

  11. Pat D says:

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

  12. Kevin says:

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

  13. Pat D says:

    Oh, great, “all he does is win.”

  14. Mike N says:

    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!!

  15. Mike N says:

    Good start for Nova!!!!

  16. wow says:

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

  17. DERP says:

    Sit down David.

  18. Dela G says:

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

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  20. Widget says:

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

  21. Kevin says:

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

  22. Widget says:

    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) says:

      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?

  23. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow what the fuck Jeter

  24. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    C’mon jete

  25. Pat D says:

    Man, fuck you, Derek.

  26. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    uhh where was that pitch?

  28. cjc says:

    where was that

  29. Pat D says:

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

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

  31. Mike N says:

    How many runs have the Yanks scored with two outs?

  32. Pat D says:

    Thank you, Jim Thome.

  33. vicki says:

    nova’s cooler than santa claus.

  34. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    That error cost nova an inning in pitch count

  35. Mike N says:

    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.

  36. Brian S. says:

    Nova’s pitch count was elevated that last inning.

  37. Tom says:

    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

  38. Pat D says:

    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

  39. Mike N says:

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

  40. Jefree says:

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

  41. Brian S. says:

    This game is boring.

  42. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Fucking lame

  43. Pat D says:

    Could that be called a Citi Field special?

  44. cjc says:

    got to be fucking kidding me

  45. Karl Krawfid says:

    fastball changeup fastball fastball fastball.

    Great pitching.

  46. Mike N says:

    Fuuuuuck.

  47. Brian S. says:

    Nova is not an ace.

  48. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  49. Mike N says:

    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?

  50. Tom says:

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

  51. CBean says:

    some runs please, yankees

  52. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Yanks really making him work

  53. Mike N says:

    Commenting seems back to normal speed.

  54. Brian S. says:

    lol offense

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  56. The Scheister of Doom says:

    Who the F is Kirk Nieuwenhuis?!

  57. Athenian says:

    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.

  58. Brian S. says:

    Nice AB Cano.

  59. vicki says:

    chris young?? chris young???

  60. Brian S. says:

    Teixeira sucks.

  61. 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 says:

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

      • Athenian says:

        Looked up the prices…Yikes.

      • 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 says:

          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.

  62. Cuso says:

    Chris Young? Really?

  63. Mike N says:

    FUCK!

  64. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy fuck are you kidding me with these errors?

  65. Pat D says:

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

  66. Brian S. says:

    lol defense

  67. Tom says:

    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.

  68. Brian S. says:

    We need a double play.

  69. Mike Axisa says:

    Time to actually miss a bat, Ivan.

  70. Brian S. says:

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

  71. Brian S. says:

    We should bean Wright.

  72. Brian S. says:

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

  73. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  74. Ron says:

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

    • Need Pitching says:

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

      • Tom says:

        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 says:

          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.

  75. Brian S. says:

    Call up Russell Branyan.

  76. Pat D says:

    This is just so damned frustrating.

  77. Widget says:

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

  78. your mom says:

    This team rules.

  79. Rich says:

    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.

  80. Brian S. says:

    So yeah we kind of suck as baseball.

  81. Ron says:

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

    • Need Pitching says:

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

      • Ron says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

        lol. he’s made eleven starts since 2009.

  82. Tom says:

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

  83. Brian S. says:

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

  84. Rich says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Contrary to popular belief, Major League Baseball is hard.

      • Rich says:

        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 says:

        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.

  85. Pat D says:

    This is rigoddamndiculous.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is so fucking pathetic

  87. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees getting abused by 85 mph fastballs.

  88. Brian S. says:

    The fuck were you doing getting into scoring position Granderson?

  89. TommyBoy says:

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

  90. stuart a says:

    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….

  91. Pat D says:

    Fuck Murphy and his pornstache.

  92. 718 (Bronx) says:

    stuart a is a dumbass!

  93. Brian S. says:

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

  94. Pat D says:

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

  95. stuart a says:

    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….

  96. Cuso says:

    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.

  97. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      So what do you propose they do?

      • Karl Krawfid says:

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

      • Crime Dog says:

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

      • inpinstripes says:

        He´s just stating a fact.

        What do you propose he proposes they do?

      • Crime Dog says:

        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.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        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 says:

          Classic moron response.

          “THEY SHOULD JUST DO BETTER”

          Ok. How?

          • Kramerica Industries says:

            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.

  98. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  99. Rigoleto says:

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

  100. Kramerica Industries says:

    Unreal.

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    could this be any more pathetic and embarrassing?

  102. Brian S. says:

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

  103. your mom says:

    LOL!!!!!

  104. DERP says:

    Fuck Nova.

  105. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Fuck this team.

  106. Pat D says:

    Playing “Kiss Him Goodbye?”

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

  107. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees sure did help Nova out today!

  108. Brian S. says:

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

  109. stuart a says:

    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 says:

      Teixeira has a .968 OPS since May 11.

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

    • Crime Dog says:

      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 says:

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

    • Bunt Gardner says:

      Knee-jerk whining at its best.

  110. Rigoleto says:

    Was newenheis a mets top ten coming into the season.

  111. Widget says:

    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.

  112. Cuso says:

    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.

  113. Blorg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        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 says:

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

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    thanks Duda

  115. TampaYankee says:

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

    Let’s go guys!

  116. Pat D says:

    Swish laughing at his gift.

  117. CBean says:

    oh thank god. this was getting depressing.

  118. Brian S. says:

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

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    Raul!

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

  120. Crime Dog says:

    RAUF

  121. your mom says:

    ’bout fucking time!!!

  122. DERP says:

    That was nice.

  123. Kramerica Industries says:

    That didn’t take long to completely turn around.

    Hopefully they can pull the W now.

  124. Tom Q says:

    This team sucks; they’ll never come back.

    Oops..am I late on that?

    Suck it, trolls

  125. Pat D says:

    Well isn’t this interesting?

  126. DERP says:

    I think Raul heard you Mike.

  127. Crime Dog says:

    Sorry I doubted you Voldemort

  128. Brian S. says:

    Nope.

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    wait they brought in Rauch to face Martin? HR please

  130. Cuso says:

    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.

  131. your mom says:

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

  132. Cuso says:

    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.

  133. Brian S. says:

    Let’s go Chavy!

  134. Bubba says:

    Black Hole Martin

  135. Greg says:

    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.

  136. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  137. Pat D says:

    Eric Fucking Chavez!!!!

  138. Need Pitching says:

    Chavez!!!!

  139. CBean says:

    Chavez!

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavy! fucking awesome

  141. Andy says:

    FUCK YEAH

  142. Kramerica Industries says:

    Holy shit.

    Two home runs placed in perfectly opposite spots.

  143. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chavez…am I pronouncing that right?

  144. Greg says:

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

  145. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Crime Dog says:

      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.

  146. DERP says:

    FUCK YEA BITCHES!

  147. JFH says:

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

  148. Rigoleto says:

    “yankees hit too many homeruns”

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    lol

  150. Rigoleto says:

    Whats with this random pirates graphic

  151. Brian S. says:

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

  152. Mike Stanley says:

    Too many homers!

  153. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  154. Cuso says:

    Is Sterling’s Chavez homerun call “Ultravez?”

    The heck is that?

  155. Pat D says:

    Now let’s nail this fucker down.

  156. Mike N says:

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

  157. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  158. Mike N says:

    Now shut these fuckers down!

  159. Brian S. says:

    Eppley? Interesting.

  160. Pat D says:

    Why exactly is Eppley in?

  161. Mike Axisa says:

    Wright shouldn’t get anything to hit here.

  162. Greg says:

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

  163. Need Pitching says:

    Raul giveth, and Raul taketh away

  164. DERP says:

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

  165. Brian S. says:

    lol Ibanez.

  166. 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?

  167. Tom says:

    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.

  168. DERP says:

    Do it Logan.

  169. your mom says:

    Please strike this molester out.

  170. FIPster Doofus says:

    Boone is the fucking man.

  171. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  172. Boone. Motherfucking Houdini. Logan.

  173. Need Pitching says:

    Boone!!!

  174. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I’d fuck Boone Logan…just saying.

  175. DERP says:

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

  176. Greg says:

    Mets are 1-12 with RISP.

    Yankees are 1-4

    • shhh!! you’re ruining the narrative Greg.

      • Tom says:

        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?

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

          • Tom says:

            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).

  177. Brian S. says:

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone!

  178. DERP says:

    Did anyone else just get a booner watching that?

  179. Brian S. says:

    Go Cano Go

  180. Brian S. says:

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

  181. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  182. Brian S. says:

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

  183. Mike Stanley says:

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

  184. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  185. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob man come on.

  186. DERP says:

    god fucking damn you robertson

  187. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  188. Greg says:

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

  189. Brian S. says:

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

  190. James A says:

    Tim McCarver is the Skip Bayless of FOX baseball announcers

  191. CBean says:

    Come on D-Rob!

  192. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  193. Blorg says:

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

  194. TampaYankee says:

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

  195. your mom says:

    jfc Drob.

  196. Brian S. says:

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

  197. Pat D says:

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

  198. DERP says:

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

  199. TampaYankee says:

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

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    classic DRob

  201. Kramerica Industries says:

    Suck on that shit, Mets.

  202. DERP says:

    Need new pants.

  203. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Cheese

  204. Need Pitching says:

    just DRob being DRob

  205. Dela G says:

    D ROB!!!!

    FUck yeah!

  206. Tom Zig says:

    strikeout, walk, walk, strikeout, strikeout.

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

    • CBean says:

      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.

  207. your mom says:

    hip hop hooray ho hey ho. . .

  208. Brian S. says:

    Who? Dini.

  209. Ivan says:

    Typical Robertson Inning…

  210. DERP says:

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

  211. Tom says:

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

  212. Mike N says:

    Robertson was great!

  213. RetroRob says:

    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?

  214. RetroRob says:

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

    You suck, John.

  215. Kramerica Industries says:

    Huh?

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

  216. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    ?

  217. DERP says:

    Someone explain please

  218. Brian S. says:

    Wise for Martin? Huh?

  219. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

    • 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.

  220. Greg says:

    Msrtin has a stiff back

  221. CBean says:

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

  222. Brian S. says:

    1-2-3 innings are a myth.

  223. Kramerica Industries says:

    One more out for Soriano to get.

    Nice K.

  224. your mom says:

    K this molester please!

  225. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Soriano’s curveball is filthy tonight

  226. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  227. CBean says:

    YAY!!!!

  228. Kramerica Industries says:

    That nearly gave me a friggen heart attack.

    Murphy gave that a good ride.

    • RetroRob says:

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

      • Mike N says:

        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 says:

          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.”

  229. Mike N says:

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

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

  231. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    God bless CitiField’s hilarious dimensions

  232. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    I so thought that was gone

  233. Need Pitching says:

    whew … thought that was gone off the bat

  234. TampaYankee says:

    I hate Buck so much.

    Great win and save from Soriano!

  235. Mike N says:

    FIRE EVERYONE!

  236. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Buck was really trying to build up the drama

  237. Greg says:

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

  238. Brian S. says:

    Ballgame!

  239. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

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