Jun
24

Game 71: Dickey

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By now everyone is aware of the run R.A. Dickey is on, but the numbers are worth repeating…

Last six starts: 48.2 IP, 21 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 63 K

Opponents are hitting .131/.162/.175 in 168 plate appearances against Dickey during that stretch, which is almost exactly what NL pitchers have hit this season (.131/.165/.166). He’s coming off two straight one-hitters and has been just ridiculous. It’s been fascinating to watch and tonight the Yankees will get a first-hand look at the man who can actually command a knuckleball. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanez
Chris Stewart
LHP CC Sabathia

I suppose the plan is have Sabathia match zeroes with Dickey so it becomes a bullpen game. Easier said than done, of course. Anyway, first pitch is scheduled for a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on ESPN. Enjoy.

Russell Martin Update: Martin (stiff back) is available as a pinch-hitter and is expected to start behind the plate tomorrow.

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876 Comments»

  1. Pat D says:

    Dammit, Francisco is on the DL. So much for effing him up.

  2. Will The Thrill says:

    I feel like this Dickey hype is just ridiculous. The dude pitched those one hitters against the swing happy Orioles and Rays. I’m not saying he isn’t a good pitcher but I do expect the Yanks to touch him up for at least a couple of runs.

    • If CC was coming off of 1 hitters against those two teams you’d be celebrating him dominating the toughest division in baseball. We can’t have it both ways, RA Dick’s been great.

      • Will The Thrill says:

        Nope actually the opposite. What are you a Met fan? He’s been great but you have to remember that his last 10 starts have been mostly against subpar offenses (BAL,WSH,TB, PIT, MIA, SD, HOU). He hasn’t exactly been facing quality lineups. His numbers are distorted. He’s been facing hack happy lineups.

        • I don’t hate the Mets, I actually enjoy seeing them do well, it’s good for baseball and the city to have to competitive teams in NY. Also I appreciate good baseball, no matter who’s playing it (outside of Boston that is.) I’m just saying, just because it’s a player on another team doesn’t mean we can respect somebody having an incredible run, and it’s not like he can control his competition, he just has to face it. I just think this is going to be a tougher game than people realize. Dickey’s career against the Yankees: 2.30 ERA and 1.18 WHIP

  3. Betty Lizard says:

    To those who can watch the game tonight, I rejoice in your good fortune.

  4. Greg says:

    I think the run streak will end tonight, but the key is how many.

  5. PFOJ says:

    Let’s pound these clowns.

  6. Mike, somebody brought up Vanditte on the FAN earlier today, I know he’s basically a non-prospect…but hypothetically if he made the big leagues how would you update his workload in ‘bullpen workload’ like he might have thrown 20 pitches as a righty, but zero as a lefty so he’d be available as a lefty specialist.

  7. Dino Velvet says:

    Does Youklis go into the HOF as a Red Sox or White Sox?

  8. Hall and Nokes says:

    I’m proud of ESPN for going ahead with this broadcast instead of preempting it for a Youk retrospective.

  9. Tex looked happy…that’s the first time this season I think that I’ve seen him actually smiling, he looked so down earlier in the season…even when we were winning he looked upset about his own performance.

  10. Dino Velvet says:

    Better title: Tricky Dickey

  11. CBean says:

    Seriously ESPN the game hasn’t even started and you’re driving me nuts

  12. Robinson Tilapia says:

    R.A. Dickeys is my mother-in-law’s favorite non-Yankee. He’s my son’s godfather’s favorite player. Hell, I like the guy. This all makes the fact that we’re going to outright bludgeon him tonight all the more sadder.

  13. Hall and Nokes says:

    Actual people at a Mets game! This Dickey is a miracle worker indeed.

  14. Hummingbird S. says:

    great sign of things to come..

  15. Cy Pettitte says:

    please hit Dickey hard. I can’t take 3 hours of ESPN Dickey lovefest.

  16. Cuso says:

    They could just call him R.A.D. instead; Cru Jones would approve.

  17. dontchaknow says:

    I don’t wanna look at Robbie’s at bats when the time comes.. it’s gonna be brutal :(

  18. Greg says:

    I want no complaining about facing this pitcher. He’s 11-1 with a 2.00 ERA. No “Yankees are awful” crap.

  19. Will The Thrill says:

    Interleague can’t end soon enough. Why do we play the Mets twice again?

  20. Greg says:

    As I have seen the Mets this season, and it has been pointed out, the Mets are turning into the Yankees and Red Sox style of offense by taking alot of pitches.

  21. CC: most innings pitched (including playoffs) since 2007 w/ a 3.12 ERA and 8.2 Kper9. But he’s clearly not an ace.

  22. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why a fastball in that situation?

  23. Will The Thrill says:

    Why would you throw someone a strike when you have them 0-2. It’s something I never understood.

  24. Greg says:

    If the Mets fall out of it. I want Scott Hairston on this team. He is the anti Andruw Jones so far this year

  25. Cuso says:

    Man, it’s so disappointing that I didn’t get a single nibble on my earlier post. I must be just that old.

  26. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ugh, you could tell that was going to center out right out of Stewart’s hand.

  27. Dela G says:

    chris stewart, defensive wiz

  28. Terribleness all around there. Poor throw from Stewart, poor set up and trying to get the ball from Cano, no back up from Grandy. Thank god CC bailed them out.

  29. eephus_pitch says:

    Defensive catcher.

  30. flamingo says:

    I think my least favorite baseball cliche is “they play the game the right way”. It only seems to be said about teams who oppose the Yankees.

  31. Karl Krawfid says:

    I hope RA Dickey tears his UCL.

  32. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Why do I get the feeling that ESPN won’t break out the K-zone too often with Dickey on the bump

  33. Hey, Robinson put good wood on the ball.

  34. Will The Thrill says:

    It’s weird how I should look forward to the Subway Series but I end up dreading it because of all the drama and unnecessary importance attached that comes with it every year.

  35. eephus_pitch says:

    Sterling doesn’t remember that Bernie batted righty against Tim Wakefield quite often.

  36. Dela G says:

    strike 2 to tex was not a strike

  37. mike_h says:

    I so want someone to launch a HR off Dickey

  38. Dela G says:

    RA with the error!

  39. James A says:

    I am not a fan of this whole give Dickey 4 inches on the outside corner to lefties thing. One to Cano and one to tex, he’s hard enough to hit as is

  40. Dela G says:

    the yankees are finally realizing that they should stay off the knuckleball. let him prove he can throw it for 3 consecutive strikes

    I dont think he can do that over the course of an inning. This is why wake usually got destroyed by the yanks

  41. dontchaknow says:

    well… this is cool (!)

  42. Greg says:

    Robby thomson learned his lesson. He held him

  43. Karl Krawfid says:

    He was gonna score what the hell!?!?

  44. mike_h says:

    damn, wanted that stupid streak to end…oh well bases loaded 1 out

  45. Dela G says:

    RAAAAUUULLLL!!!

    Bases loaded, let’s GO!

  46. Ivan says:

    I was hoping Tex can score there.

  47. flamingo says:

    All right, Yankees. Let’s do this.

  48. Hummingbird S. says:

    bases loaded for stewart = wasted opportunity

  49. Rick says:

    Horrible. Thay will not score.

  50. Tom Q says:

    Okay: I’m watching with sound off. When I saw Tex’s ball headed down the first base line, I looked away for a moment, assuming an out. Can someone tell me how Dickey got an error on the play? It didn’t even look like he’d be involved in it.

  51. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    And the fail begins

  52. Dela G says:

    good lord, why the hell do we have chris stewart on this team :/

  53. Mike Axisa says:

    Man, you gotta send Tex there with Stewart and the pitcher due up.

    • Greg says:

      Remember the BRaves series and how slow he is. He wasn’t going to score on that?

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

        The chances of him scoring on that were higher than the chances of Stewart or CC driving him in.

  54. dontchaknow says:

    nvm

  55. bobtaco says:

    Dumb not to force the issue there, the play at the plate would have been close…

  56. Rick says:

    Nice hold Robby.

  57. Dela G says:

    damn, what a great play by david wright. I thought CC had a hit there

  58. Greg says:

    Have no problem with that hold. Everyone has short term memory.
    They forget what happened a few days ago.

    • Fin says:

      Dude, Stewart and Sebathia were comming up. That was just as stupid as it gets. Not to mention giving a late hold to a guy as big as Tex running full speed is looking for an injury.

    • I remember a few days ago, I assume you’re talking about the play at the plate w/ Swish…but you have Chris Stewart and CC on deck. I understand if you have the heart of the order coming up and 1 away, but with a back up catcher and a pitcher on deck…take a risk.

      • Greg says:

        I’m talking about when Tex was thrown out at home against the Braves and everyone was going off on Robby Thomson. The ball was almost in the exact same position today

        • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

          Heward’s arm >>> Duda’s arm

          • Greg says:

            The ball was shallow. I saw it and I thought he wouldn’t score on that

            • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

              Think about it this way – what’s more likely, Duda making a good enough throw to get Tex (which he didn’t do) or Stewart or CC driving him in?

  59. eephus_pitch says:

    Let’s hear more about how Chris Stewart has proved himself.

  60. Chop It Up says:

    And that is why I hate NL baseball.

  61. Fin says:

    Who the fuck holds up the runner when he was clearly going to score and the fucking second string catcher and pitcher coming up? That was just flat out awful.

  62. jon says:

    why the hell wouldnt you risk sending the runner when the 2 worst hitters on the yankees are due up

  63. Jamey says:

    They should’ve had CC hitting 8th…

  64. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Oof. You may want to step away from the PC and go make some coffee for the next couple of innings.

    This would be about the time Athenian makes his entrance, wouldn’t it?

  65. Will The Thrill says:

    Should’ve tried the squeeze with Stewart. Bleh. That probably was our only chance to score.

  66. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i hate thompson so much

    • Will The Thrill says:

      Seriously. It seems like he always sends the runners into an out at the plate but doesn’t send them when there’s a chance.

  67. Ivan says:

    Gotta send Tex to score there, take your chances and live with the results. I mean for crying out loud, you got Stewart and the pitcher due up.

  68. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Where is BonnieClydeHester anyway? Which screen name do we think they changed their name to?

  69. Brian S. says:

    Also bean Wright.

  70. Cuso says:

    Play for the big inning with light hitting catcher and pitcher due up? Robbie just had a major brain-fart.

  71. Brian S. says:

    Duda is a terrible fielder. Run on him.

  72. Greg says:

    People are so forgetful. I dont think he would hacve scored on that anyway. The ball was hit too shallow

  73. Cuso says:

    Worse yet, it looks like Robbie saw the throw was offline when he finally threw up the stop sign.

  74. Cuso says:

    Look at big CC sweating. He looks like a co-ed in a contest at Spring Break!

  75. Ivan says:

    Lets go CC.

  76. Will The Thrill says:

    Death by singles.

  77. eephus_pitch says:

    Listening to Sterling describe a foul ball is much less entertaining than watching paint dry.

  78. Hummingbird S. says:

    CC looks like crap, again.

  79. Karl Krawfid says:

    watch RA dickey get a hit and score a run.

  80. flamingo says:

    CC, c’mon.

  81. Wow, I’m normally watching the game on the radio, reading about you guys going on about how shallow Grandy plays…why was he so stupid deep on Josh Thole?

  82. Chop It Up says:

    And that is why I love NL baseball.

  83. Brian S. says:

    NL baseball woooooo!

  84. John Sterling says:

    Both pitchers work into AND OUT OF trouble in the second inning.

  85. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Here’s the thing though: Look at the throw. Tex would have been dead.

    I agree with Thompson there, disappointing as it was.

  86. Hall and Nokes says:

    “Hey, is that Cal Ripken up there………wearing a jersey with his own name on it………and what team is that anyway?”

  87. Grandy has to think about running here.

  88. Ivan says:

    Granderson gotta at least try to steal here right?

  89. Brian S. says:

    What kind of name is R.A. anyways?

    • TomH says:

      It’s like all the other distinction-seeking initials: AJ, BJ, TS, et al. At least it’s not some combination name like J-Lo

  90. Will The Thrill says:

    Arod is guessing again.

  91. Greg says:

    And we broke the 1 hit streak

  92. Cy Pettitte says:

    2 hits through 2.1. We are destroying him.

  93. Tom says:

    Double steal here?

  94. Kevin G. says:

    Arod got so lucky with that hit

  95. eephus_pitch says:

    Hey how about running?

  96. DERP says:

    Do it Robbie.

  97. Karl Krawfid says:

    RA will be smashed today.

  98. DERP says:

    Do it Mark.

  99. TomH says:

    oh, no! Bases loaded.

  100. Tom says:

    Looked like he caught a break on that check swing call

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    RIP streak!

  102. Hahaha, you won’t shut us out RA Dick

  103. Greg says:

    And the streak is over

  104. DERP says:

    I thought he hit that better. I’ll take it though.

  105. Widget says:

    Oh my god a sac fly.

  106. bobtaco says:

    Streak is dead. Orel is thrilled…

  107. eephus_pitch says:

    No pop-ups, please.

  108. flamingo says:

    Look at that.

  109. Brian S. says:

    I’ll take it.

  110. Dela G says:

    streak over… now let’s blow this open, please?

  111. eephus_pitch says:

    Suzyn bitching about homeruns again.

  112. Ivan says:

    YESSS YAnkees got the first thing out the way.

  113. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish!!!!!! bomb!

  114. bobtaco says:

    Bandbox.

  115. Kevin G. says:

    Too many homers!!!!

  116. Greg says:

    SWISHER

  117. Kramerica Industries says:

    Make it stand, C.C.

    Show who the real ace of New York is tonight.

  118. Need Pitching says:

    Boom!!!!

  119. Dela G says:

    SWISHA!!!

    BOOOM M’FER!

  120. Bunt Gardner says:

    GT!

  121. flamingo says:

    NICK FREAKING SWISHER

  122. eephus_pitch says:

    COMPILER!!!

  123. mike_h says:

    Yankees up 4-0 Swisher HR

  124. Jack says:

    Swish makes his own garbage time.

  125. Bartolo's Colon says:

    they should bean swisher because he just hit a homerun off, arguably, the best pitcher in the league.
    -every mets fan ever

  126. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Swish…nothing but net.

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

  127. Widget says:

    AL > NL. Suck it RA.

  128. MannyGeee says:

    Sorry I’m late…

    But, uhhhh.. Hooray for regression 2 da mean!

  129. Greg says:

    My god these Umps are blind. That was clearly a foul tip

  130. Ivan says:

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  131. Raul’s getting a free strike here, I hope he takes advantage.

  132. Yankeefan Arod Fan says:

    suck dat dickey

  133. mike_h says:

    Swish cant stop smiling

  134. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    I love getting up for 5 minutes and coming back to 4 runs.

  135. DERP says:

    Dickey sucks. I said it.

  136. King Charles The Great says:

    Suck that Dickey!!! Swisssh!

  137. Brian S. says:

    Now we need for CC to do his best ace imitation.

  138. Ivan says:

    That was one of those broke their spirits type of Homer by Swisher….its like the Met fans are in complete stun belief.

  139. PFOJ says:

    I am going to miss Swisher’s grin.

  140. Brian S. says:

    R.A. is a goofy fucking name.

  141. Dela G says:

    great inning

  142. Mike Axisa says:

    This is a perfect example of the whole “you can’t win with homers in the playoffs” fallacy. Great pitchers do not allow extended rallies. When you get a pitch to hit, you have to make it count like Swisher did.

    • Monterowasnotdinero says:

      And like he hasn’t in the post season. I still say his staying with the Yanks will depend on his postseason-whether fair or not.

      • eephus_pitch says:

        It’s really unfair. The postseason is just too small a sample size to judge anyone’s worth.
        Jeter’s last 3 postseasons have featured these OPSs: .571, .709, .572

        Anyone can stink in the playoffs, even a great player. And a bad player can also have a great series. Edgar Rentería was a World Series MVP.

    • Ivan says:

      Its Ironic that Francona would say “Oh hitting Homeruns doesnt help you in the playoffs” Considering those Red Sox teams he manage were almost exclusively Homerun teams.

  143. Monterowasnotdinero says:

    Gardy with the elbow brace in the dugout. Agonizingly slow recovery.

  144. Ivan says:

    Ok CC, time to do your Ace thingy.

  145. Widget says:

    CC better not pull that crap he’s been pulling as of late by giving runs back right after the Yankees score.

  146. DERP says:

    jesus christ CC.

  147. Cuso says:

    Okay, I’m bored now

  148. bobtaco says:

    Call up Cervelli

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit keep the fucking ball in front of you at the least.

  150. DERP says:

    Fuck this.

  151. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, Chris Stewart sucks out loud…

  152. eephus_pitch says:

    ARGH.

  153. Need Pitching says:

    would be nice if Cano could catch throws

  154. Greg says:

    That one’s on Cano. That’s a great throw

  155. Chris Stewart: Defensive Catcher.

  156. sangreal says:

    Chris Stewart, defensive specialist.

  157. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Wow did we call up Cervelli?

  158. Tom says:

    That error needs to be on Robbie…

  159. Widget says:

    shakes head in disgust.

  160. Bartolo's Colon says:

    need shutdown inning. he has tons of pitches, but he still usually goes 7, even when he looks like he does today. i hope he does it again

  161. Monterowasnotdinero says:

    Change that error please.

  162. DERP says:

    That was a great throw by Stewart. LOL at that error being on Stewart.

  163. Tom Zig says:

    Yeesh

  164. flamingo says:

    Stewart made another error?!

  165. eephus_pitch says:

    Explain the continued existence of Chris Stewart to me.

  166. Mike Axisa says:

    Chris Stewart has really worn out his welcome. Thanks for those three hits in April, but you fucking suck.

  167. mike_h says:

    freakin Stewart

  168. Will The Thrill says:

    That’s what you get for walking Andres Torres. CC has got to stop walking shitty hitters. If you walk David Wright I’ll be okay but walking Torres is tear your eyes out inexcusable.

  169. DERP says:

    That play by Cano pisses me off way more than it should. It was such an easy fucking play.

  170. Greg says:

    Everybody stop blaming Stewart. It was on Cano

  171. Brian S. says:

    Chris Stewart kind of sucks.

  172. Pasta Stumbling Luis Sojo (formerly StanfordBen) says:

    Check this out, I noticed that Andres Torres was a doppleganger a little while ago:

    http://sports.cbsimg.net/image.....223497.jpg
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com.....dovina.jpg

  173. Adam says:

    Both errors in my opinion should be on Cano, that throw was accurate as you can get. It’s not Stewart’s fault Cano couldn’t grab that ball that everyone knows was accurate.

    These are unjustified anger. Give him a chance.

  174. Ivan says:

    Iight not bad…

  175. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Can we get jeter to cover second the rest of the night

  176. DERP says:

    Is it just me, or does CC seem to give up a lot of walks/hits to shitty players?

  177. MannyGeee says:

    OK ball players, I got an off topic question for you…

    I am officially unretiring from the sport this summer (the sport of beer league arch pitch, of course…)

    How do I combat “slick glove”? Thought it was a break in issue, but the glove isnt stiff. And balls just POP out of it, like violently pop out…

    • Monterowasnotdinero says:

      Use two hands and bring the glove into your body when you catch it.

      • MannyGeee says:

        It’s not a “catching” thing… Literally stood there with 3 gloves taking flys yesterday and only this one gave me any trouble…

        Ironically, my first black glove. It’s always given me fits.

  178. Brian S. says:

    Haha that was pretty funny with Swisher and the water bottle.

  179. jeter is not liking facing Dickey.

  180. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hey guys: Errors fucking happen.

    Just to make that clear.

    Making one does not mean you suck defensively.

    • 2 this game has been charged to him, also this isn’t the first time he’s been terrible behind the plate.

      • Brian S. says:

        He’s apparently a good pitch framer for what it’s worth. Which is the only defense the organization cares about.

    • Crime Dog says:

      Chris Stewart has 5 passed balls and one error (not sure if that’s including or not including tonight). As a backup, that’s horrendous. He also offers zero offensive production. In fact, it’s negative production. It’s tough to complain about a backup catcher, but his bad play makes it a bit easier.

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      These would be great points if he had actually done anything wrong defensively.

  181. DERP says:

    Now that Youkilis is gone, hopefully some long overdue BABIP regression kicks in for Middlebrooks.

    • MannyGeee says:

      With the season boston is having (adding Bucholtz and his bleeding rectum to the mix), I say let them have Middlebrooks as the shining beacon of hope for the new world. Hope and an 80 win season will bee good for me.

    • Tom says:

      This is what I also was thinking…

      With a ~25% K rate and a ~5% BB rate, he’s going to have to mash, and I don’t see how he hits better than .270 without the K rate going down (and maybe closer to .260).

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Someone mentioned this on Twitter the other day, but Middlebrooks definitely has a little Jeff Francoeur in him. Frenchy came up and hit .300/.336/.549 his first year and everyone dubbed him the next big thing.

  182. Bartolo's Colon says:

    cc nowhere to be found there

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    looks like Teix forgot CC was pitching for a second. had to kick it into another gear to get to the bag, lol.

  184. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I’m not quite sure what to make of Turner using “Call Me Maybe” as his batting music…

  185. Crime Dog says:

    Even if only one of the throwing E’s by Stew was his fault, man he’s been terrible this year. It’s tough watching him in the lineup once every five days.

    • Greg says:

      He’s hitting better than Cervelli did last year

      • Need Pitching says:

        WHAT???!!!???

        • Greg says:

          Never mind. I was wrong that.

          But I thought people wanted Cervelli out last year

          • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

            We did because he is equally terrible on defense.

          • Crime Dog says:

            People wanted Cervelli to see less time early in the year. He played 43 games, but from my memory he was in often early in the year. And yes, some did want him out completely. But, backup catcher isn’t the most important man on the team obviously. It would be nice to see a bit of an upgrade though

      • Tom says:

        By “better” do you mean “significantly worse”?

        Cervelli last year: .266/.324/.395 (.719OPS)
        Stewart this year: .254/.267/.307 (.572OPS)

        Could you clarify hitting better?

      • Crime Dog says:

        Cervelli had a .719 OPS last year. Stew has a .590 OPS and dropping.

  186. eephus_pitch says:

    CC is making some of the ABs harder than they have to be.

  187. Greg says:

    Oh Nick. Never do that again

  188. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Haha, Swisher reminded me of Matsui there for a minute.

  189. Swish is always an adventure in right field.

  190. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Confession time guys: I’m switching between this game and “The Lion King”. “Can you Feel the Love Tonight” is on.

    I. Am. Not. Ashamed.

  191. Bartolo's Colon says:

    oh god, blue collar player talk.

  192. Brian S. says:

    “Jeter is a winner that goes out there and grinds everyday. Just like all those Red Sox.”

    MUTE BUTTON

  193. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    “He’s a winner”
    “They grind it out”
    “They know how to play the game”
    “He loves to play”
    “He knows how to win”

    ESPN really bringing out the cliches tonight.

  194. Grandy’s grabbing that wrist and wincing…

  195. Brian S. says:

    They hit Granderson. Now we have to respond.

  196. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    That was Dickey’s FIRST wild pitch this season?

    Incredible.

  197. MannyGeee says:

    For someone who has seen a shit ton of knucklers in his career, Alex is looking like a chump right now..

  198. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    RISP success!

  199. eephus_pitch says:

    “Alex HAS to hit the ball to the right side here”

    John Sterling, one pitch before feeble strikeout. No comment after.

  200. Great deek by Hairston, even I was fooled watching it on TV.

  201. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Actually Granderson held up well before Hairston threw up his hands, but screw it. Hairston’s blue collar!

  202. MannyGeee says:

    Ok, Francona needs to stop referring to any catcher on the Mets as “limp wristing technique”… #nohomo?

  203. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice get that run back baby.

  204. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i know swish hit the hr, but do the yankees ever score a runner from second with a single?

  205. What in God’s name is Tejada thinking there?

  206. Mike N says:

    These assholes in the ESPN booth are acting like they’ve never seen a fucking knuckleballer before. WHO CARES!? He’s just another half-assed knuckleballer who’s gotten lucky this season.

  207. Brian S. says:

    Teixeira playing baseball the right way tonight. Sac fly, RBI groundout.

  208. Tom says:

    Does anyone else think Schulman is channeling Chandler Bing (Friends) when he calls games?

    He JUST randomLY seems to PROnonce certain SYLlables emPHATically.

    • Greg says:

      His key trait is whenever a team is leading big in any sport and the opposing team is beginning to come back, his voice starts to rise.

      “And its now a 4 run game!” It rises and its consistent

    • Mike N says:

      Jon Miller was the worst (best?) with that.

      • Greg says:

        Miller’s voice would attack and go straight up when a comeback was on.

        Schulman’s voice creeps up and creeps up.

        Reminds me of “In the Hall of the Mountain King” the musical piece

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

        Adrian BelTRE and Carlos BelTRAN agree.

  209. Pat D says:

    I know this is off-topic, but, wow, real estate agents are real slimy motherfuckers.

  210. Tom says:

    1-2-3 quick inning here CC.

    8-9-1 due up, don’t screw around.

  211. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    James Shields, David Price, Ervin Santana, Justin Verlander, Johan Santana, RA Dickey.

    Pitchers who the Yankees have scored 5+ runs against this year.

  212. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Orel Hershiser is a such a smarmy jerk.

  213. DERP says:

    Sit down you POS

  214. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Whenever they talk about knuckleballer’s fingernails, I remember the time that the Red Sox went on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy — which is hilarious in its own right — and they tried to give Wakefield a manicure.

  215. Brian S. says:

    CC might only go 6

  216. DERP says:

    I’m scared

  217. teddy says:

    come on cc get wright

  218. Will The Thrill says:

    Scott Hairston has been nearly unreliable this series. Sheesh.

  219. Mike N says:

    Everybody asks! Why aren’t more pitchers throwing knuckleballs?

    Gee! I don’t know! How about you explain it to us??

  220. Karl Krawfid says:

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  221. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Cc being cc

  222. DERP says:

    It was probably a bad idea to allow a hit to the pitcher. Just my opinion.

  223. Run was worth it cause Stewart hit Dickey with a haymaker.

  224. Dela G says:

    chris stewart, defensive genius

  225. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    File Chris Stewart punching R.A. Dickey in the face under “the DH is a good idea.”

  226. Brian S. says:

    Ibanez has a terrible arm.

  227. Pat D says:

    This game is getting very annoying. Taking forever, CC throwing too many pitches, sloppy defense.

    And of course, too many homers.

  228. Will The Thrill says:

    CC has been horrible in these shutdown innings. Giving up a hit to a pitcher is as bad as it gets.

  229. Mike N says:

    YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  230. DERP says:

    The problem is that we will have to see non Soriano relievers tonight.

  231. Bartolo's Colon says:

    glad to see he got out of it, but cc is not very sharp tonight. i can’t see how he goes more than 6, but hope he proves me wrong

  232. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    It’s funny because Charlie Sheen hits women.

  233. Will The Thrill says:

    OMG trade for outfielder already! Watching Ibanez out in left is cringe worthy. David DeJesus please!

  234. Brian S. says:

    If Stewart actually catches that then he’s out.

  235. Brian S. says:

    Jeter really grinding out at-bats like a true winner.

  236. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i love me some chris stewart

  237. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Wow, I know he’s a catcher but Stewart’s gotta run that out.

    Not his best game.

  238. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Need sanchez to mature faster.

  239. Mike Axisa says:

    Chris Stewart: three at-bats, five pitches, four outs.

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      We might see Cervelli as the BUC before the season ends..

    • Tom says:

      Give him some credit… he had the potential to generate 5 outs.

      Popping out with the bases loaded and 1 out at least let the Yankees clear the pitcher’s spot!

  240. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that would have been funny if he rolled the ball to first base.

  241. Tom says:

    File Chris Stewart hitting under – why there should be a DH rule.

    Wait Stewart is not a pitcher? Can you DH for the catcher?

  242. DERP says:

    SO the plan is to call up O’Brien as soon as he signs, right?

  243. Brian S. says:

    Get off my team Chris Stewart.

  244. DERP says:

    Does anyone actually think Charlie Sheen’s new show will be funny? Looks legit awful.

  245. Brian S. says:

    Chris Stewart: Two terrible throws, dropped a play at the plate, and three outs including a double play.

  246. People still give Charlie Sheen gobs of money for no other reason than that he’s a horrific drug addict and I’m struggling to make ends meet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35TbGjt-weA

  247. Will The Thrill says:

    We need catchers that can hit. Martin and Stewart are both .190 hitters. Good grief. I wish Gary Sanchez was in AAA but he’s like a million years away.

  248. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    The “natural rival” stuff is hilariously unfair to the Mets.

  249. Bartolo's Colon says:

    cano, not too sharp with the glove tonight

  250. Cy Pettitte says:

    lazy Dominican

  251. Karl Krawfid says:

    I guess Cano doesn’t feel like catching the fucking ball today.

  252. Hummingbird S. says:

    Not Cano’s best game on D… not even close actually. Horrible fielding so far.

  253. Need Pitching says:

    Cano having … difficulties … in the field today

  254. Brian S. says:

    What a lazy fuck.

  255. Robbie makes that play 95% of the time so I’m fine with that error.

  256. Greg says:

    This is why Cano is not considered better than Dustin Pedroia

  257. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Girardi needs to sit cano tomorow.

  258. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    That’s a tough error, but a play you expect Robbie to make.

    CC could use a double play in the worst way.

  259. DERP says:

    Miguel Batista with the lulz

  260. Will The Thrill says:

    Cano making errors frequently this year. I think Nunez infected him with butter fingers.

  261. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Robbie Cano is not having a very good night, is he now.

    Picked a swell time to open up my PC and dust the inside. Dickey can start a new streak next week. This is what happens when you’re not facing a bunch of nuns.

  262. Widget says:

    I dont think CC or Cano want to win this game.

  263. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can we get CC out of the game please.

  264. Hummingbird S. says:

    need someone from the pen quickly. Big guy has nothing yet again

  265. Tom says:

    Cano should make that play easy… but why is the left side of the infield swung so far over on that?

    Girardi really likes to shade hitters to pull…

  266. bobtaco says:

    You guys want to see Wade here instead of CC? I don’t.

  267. Cory Wade is the second to last guy I want to see come out of those bull pen doors tonight.

  268. Mr. Pink says:

    Death by singles.

  269. DERP says:

    CC been pretty mediocre today. Really be happy to escape this with no runs.

  270. Widget says:

    looking forward to the 3 run jack right here. You get em CC.

  271. Mike N says:

    C’mon, CC!!!!!!!!!!!! End this inning@!!!!!!!!!!!

  272. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    4 pitch walk?

    To Vinny Rottino???

    Ruh-roh.

  273. DERP says:

    Stop walking shitty players, you fuck.

  274. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i thought cc is supposed to be good this time of year,

  275. Hummingbird S. says:

    Torres cant hit RHP but they will stick with CC.. even if it works it’s a bad decision by Girardi

  276. Greg says:

    Joe’s walking the tightrope now

  277. Will The Thrill says:

    It’s fucking frustrating seeing CC pitching a shitty game like this and knowing how good he can be.

  278. Mike Axisa says:

    Hooray fucking defense.

  279. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    When did we stop playing defense???

  280. DERP says:

    Fuck this team.

  281. Hall and Nokes says:

    Rothschild must have given him the scouting report for Albert Pujols.

  282. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking embarrassing man. Shitty ass defense again.

  283. Pat D says:

    Runner interference?

    • Tom says:

      If Tex had crashed into him, it would have been. Hard to think about doing that real time, but that would have been a heads up play if he did.

  284. Greg says:

    Cant blame Joe there. Bad defense again

  285. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking losers. how many outs does CC have to get this inning?

  286. Need Pitching says:

    shitty defense continues

  287. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Holy shit, take out CC.

    Even I’ve joined that camp now, and I’m almost never in it.

    …And thank you Joe.

  288. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Cano’s error really fucked that inning up.

  289. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Dear team,

    You actually don’t automatically win the game by scoring off Dickey.

  290. Widget says:

    Hard to win a title when the “ace” of the staff is mediocre. My god CC you are a complete crap burger this season.

  291. Hummingbird S. says:

    and of course it didnt work… what a fucking moron of a manager

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Are you actively trying for the title of most fucking annoying person here?

      • Hummingbird S. says:

        nobody is making you read my posts.. if you do read and want to comment, add something to the discussion.. make a good point (if that’s even possible) on why it was the right decision to leave CC

  292. DERP says:

    People will say this was bad luck, but CC was pretty fucking bad today.

  293. Brian S. says:

    Unbelievable.

  294. Pat D says:

    I think we need to bring back Melky just so he can light a fire under Cano’s lazy ass.

  295. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    i can haz defense?

  296. Avi says:

    Looked like Tex could have fielded that ball.

  297. Greg says:

    Remember what I said before. No whining please

  298. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Most overated pitcher in baseball.

  299. Bartolo's Colon says:

    at least we get to face their pen now, but damn what a gigantic waste that was by cc and the defense. i don’t trust wade at all here either

  300. stuart a says:

    CC was bad and the fielding was horrible. Tex needs to make that play aND THE great cano is on siesta. but hey give him a 5 year extension…..

  301. flamingo says:

    It’s been a really sloppy game, huh.

  302. Will The Thrill says:

    Of course CC pitches a shitty game the night we manage to score 5 runs off of RA Dickey.

  303. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Ahhh, the trolls have arrived. It just wouldn’t be a game where the Yankees aren’t blowing out the other team without trolls. Feels like home.

  304. Avi says:

    Dam, he’s gotta make that play!!

  305. Mike N says:

    Do it, Wade!!

  306. bobtaco says:

    I think I would rather have Eppley here.

  307. teddy says:

    cc can’t get minors leaguers out, what a joke. the defense is a bigger joke

  308. Avi says:

    I’m sorry but that’s a routine ground ball to first base, Tex has to put that in his back pocket.

  309. DERP says:

    He has to get this guy. Can’t let Wright bat.

  310. Brian S. says:

    Wade sucks.

  311. DERP says:

    Fuck Wade. Someone take him behind the shed.

  312. Karl Krawfid says:

    And Corey Wade just sucks.

  313. Will The Thrill says:

    CC needs to skip a start.

  314. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Great way tonfuck this up

  315. Bartolo's Colon says:

    so can dickey get the win here?

  316. Brandon says:

    Ok. Who are these people in the right side of the infield and what have they done to Robinson Cano and Mark Teixera?

    Damn, Cano should have 3 errors right now(those 2 on stewart are on robby’s hands) and Tex, I mean, I just don’t know what the heck he was doing on that one.

    CC was not doing good at all, but his defense was not helping whatsoever.

  317. Pat D says:

    Cory Wade will be off this team soon, methinks. This is fucking inexcusable.

  318. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Over/Under: 30 seconds before ESPN points out that the Mets don’t need homeruns to plate RISP.

  319. stuart a says:

    a team that gets hits with 2 outs and RISp, what a shock..

    gave away the game. .CC got hit all over the yard……

  320. Well…this is what happens when you build up a pitcher duel…

  321. Cy Pettitte says:

    how many unearned runs and runs with 2 outs are we going to give them.

  322. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wade is back to sucking it up

  323. DERP says:

    Hope Cory Wade enjoys the minors.

    • TampaYankee says:

      Who is taking his place?

      Aardsma, and then we have Freddy for long relief?

      I feel like some people are too hard on guys. No bullpen is going to have everyone great every time. Wade is having a few hiccups lately, but I don’t think it’s overall indicative of him as a pitcher on the whole.

      • DERP says:

        Aardsma

      • Crime Dog says:

        Agree with all of that, however I still think Wade goes down. I’m fairly certain that Wade has an option left. So in order to keep depth, he’d go down in a few weeks when Aardsma’s up

        • TampaYankee says:

          Honestly though, in terms of how they have pitched this year, Wade deserves to be here more than Garcia.

          You can’t expect perfection from him. Even Mo has blown games. Overall he is having another pretty good year, just some mistakes lately. Freddy is pretty bad and we only use him as a last resort. Might as well designate him I think.

          • DERP says:

            It will probably be Eppley or Wade since they have options. Eppley is actually getting guys out lately. Pretty sure Freddy is staying.

          • Crime Dog says:

            Freddy is here to stay it appears. I’d rather have Freddy in the role of not pitching for days/weeks at a time than Phelps/ another pitcher in the org who has a future. Girardi always has a designated long man, so I’m ok with it being Sweaty Freddy.

            On the other hand, it’ll be mid-late July when Aardsma comes back. So Wade or whoever goes down will be back up Sept. 1

  324. Will The Thrill says:

    Cory Wade was definitely the wrong guy to pitch in this situation.

  325. Tom Zig says:

    wow.

  326. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Always a bad sign when the 3-0 “get me over” fastball misses the target.

  327. jon says:

    if the yankees had the mets luck with 2 outs and RISP they would never lose a game

  328. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Damn, ESPN might as well have a cliche machine spouting off phrases…that would be about the same as the broadcast booth right now…the Mets “find ways to win”.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      How about those clowns in Washington? What a bunch of clowns.

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      The Mets are “just having fun out there”…”it’s not that easy to get back into a game like this”.

      I wonder if they would have said that about the Yankees comeback yesterday?

      …Nah, they wouldn’t have. The Mets played scrappy basrball and found ways to score with two outs against the Evil Empire. The Yankees just hit home runs, which makes them far less scrappy.

  329. Jamey says:

    “Well we had confidence in CCeey there, then Texy couldn’t get to it. Wadey came in to a tight spot. I thought emptying the bullpen & bench doing double switches could get us back into it, but I was wrongy.”

  330. stuart a says:

    cano had 3 errors agains the mets years ago on a weekend game….

    cano and arod killing the yanks all season long….

  331. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Give a guy a 4 run lead and he gives the game away now wade about to suck out the life of this win

  332. DERP says:

    Fuck you Wade. Fuck you hard.

  333. Manny's BanWagon says:

    This is about to get really ugly.

  334. Nathan says:

    Tex: Hey Wade, want to f*ck this game up?
    Wade: Sure…you get it close and I’ll do it in!
    Tex: OK. Ssshhh…CC is coming.

    CC: What?

    Tex & Wade: Nothing *kekeke*

    Idiots.

  335. Mike N says:

    GET AN OUT!

  336. bobtaco says:

    Girardi with managerial malpractice this inning. Just dreadful.

  337. Tom says:

    How in the world did they not have Rapada ready for this?

    Could Joe not foresee a pinch hitter?

  338. Brian S. says:

    Everyone in the AL East except the Jays won today.

  339. The only positive part of this game: 5 runs off of Dickey…everything else has been terrible.

  340. bobtaco says:

    How is it that Rapada or Logan are not in for this AB?

  341. Hummingbird S. says:

    lousy inning..

  342. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tex Cano and Wade really fucked up.

  343. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    After all that drama, you’ve still gotta feel pretty good about the Yankees chances of winning this battle of the bullpens.

  344. Mike N says:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But seriously, how is Wade the fucking guy that comes in in such a massively high leverage situation?

  345. TommyBoy says:

    Bottom line CC pitched like shit!

  346. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Aardsma and joba will be very welcome pieces to this pen
    Garcia and wade can go

  347. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    People are getting on CC and Wade, but only 1 of the Mets 5 runs is earned. This is on the fucking defense.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Defense was just awful, but CC didn’t do anything to help himself out.

      • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

        CC wasn’t sharp but he allowed a lot of bloops and groundball singles, and again, the defense was awful.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        True, but you have to figure he’d gotten out of a few jams and kept the pitch count much lower. I could have seen this easily been another grinded-out performance for him.

  348. Bartolo's Colon says:

    this should have been an easy win with a 4-0 lead. cc was a huge dissapoint,ment, not to mention our entire defense. good news is it’s a 3 inning game, and we have a better pen. and wade, who i hate to see on the mound, is hopefully done

  349. Will The Thrill says:

    Can we switch hitting coaches with Mets? Because if he can make AAA guys and journeymen look this good, imagine what could do with Cano and our other chokers.

    #halfjoking

  350. bobtaco says:

    Jeter getting dangerously close to a sub .300 average…

  351. Brian S. says:

    Jeter is fucking stupid for not getting hit. He has a pad and we need baserunners.

  352. Greg says:

    Going back into negative mode now.
    I didn’t expect us to win the game so its okay.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Maybe we could all settle on a secret word or something we could use when you get this way to snap you out of it.

  353. Greg says:

    Starting to worry about the Red Sox again and their ability to hit so much.

    • Will The Thrill says:

      I’m pretty pissed about them not being out more games. Only five back. Disappointing.

      • Greg says:

        Are you being sarcastic or real?

        They should be 10 out with the way their pitching staff works

        • Widget says:

          They play in fenway and have beaten all crappy teams. They haven’t done dick against good teams. Not sure why you are afraid of a team that can barely stay above .500. 2004 was fucking 8 years ago. Get over it already.

  354. Reason the whole “more stratigic national league” is bullshit, former manager of both an AL and NL team, Tito just said it’s “easier” in the NL because the game makes the decision for you.

  355. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    For the billionth time tonight: shut up Orel.

  356. Fernando says:

    Why the heck is with holding runners all the time? First, they were holding DICKEY. Then they have Tex guarding against a TWO OUT, BASES LOADED bunt. How many times do you see a bunt that situation? So they go back to holding the runner only to have what seemed a ground ball out go past Tex. The defense can’t bail you out if you are playing them in the wrong position. C’mon Joe, stop doing this.

  357. DERP says:

    I’m kinda glad Eppley didn’t come in. Given the defense tonight, not sure I would have wanted a grounder there.

  358. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fastball down the middle and A-Rod with his all arms swing grounds out.

  359. Mike N says:

    I am so glad the Yanks don’t have a mascot.

  360. Brian S. says:

    The Mets only have one good reliever so we should score at some point.

  361. TommyBoy says:

    What 5,6 more years of this crap ass Arod? Horrible contract.

  362. Will The Thrill says:

    If we lose tonight I’m not going on sports sites, watching ESPN, or reading any sports papers for a couple of days only to avoid the inferiority complex fueled rantings of Mets fans/media claiming that the Mets are a better team than the Yanks. I hate Interleague and I hate the Subway Series.

  363. stuart a says:

    arod cannot get the ball into the outfield more then 20% of the time. he is awful..

    the good news is we get to watch this sack of —- for 5 more years and listen to the sheep tell us how great he is instead of how great he was….

    this if it occurs will be a awful loss… terrible fielding and the yanks had there usual 1 big bang and then horrible AB after horrible AB……

    girardi did not have the lefty up did he not have a lineup to look at?? he has done that twice recently.. girardi thinks wade is better then he is.. robertson throwing his usual 25 pitch per inning routine yesterday affects them today….. he needs to be more efficient else his value is reduced a lot….

  364. Seriously, everybody complaining about how horrid CC was tonight…give me one example of a ball that was actually driven with any sort of authority against him tonight. Was he great? No, he gave up some dinks and dunks, but the defense behind him is the reason we’re looking at a tied game right now…especially the combination of Stewart and Robbie Cano.

  365. DERP says:

    A quick inning would be nice here…

  366. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Bring up pena so cano can be pulled in games when he gets lazy.

  367. Cuso says:

    Boone Logan: Most consistent Yankee this year.

  368. Christ the IQ of this board is just falling…

    • Crime Dog says:

      Seconded. I really enjoy some of the people around here who know what’s going on. Even genuinely enjoy disagreeing with them on some issues if valid points are brought up. On the other hand, sheesh there’s some bad posts.

    • Greg says:

      Bottom line:

      I;m a Jets fan and they never win.
      I’m a Devils fan by state and they lost
      I was a Nets fan by state and they sucked

      I need the Yankees to win to feel good about myself when it comes to my horses/chosen teams.

  369. bobtaco says:

    Oh God. Garcia? WTF?

  370. Tom says:

    Freddy Garcia warming?

  371. TampaYankee says:

    As the announcers have said, which is a good point, going into later innings tied should give us the advantage with our bullpen.

    So I’m hoping we can do some damage against their high ERA bullpen and ours holds it down.

    2 quick notes.
    Garcia warming up??
    That annoying song is Turner’s walkup song? Wow…

  372. Cy Pettitte says:

    so Rapada, Soriano and Garcia available to get us through this game? oh god.

  373. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Garcia up means girardi has raised the white flag
    Garcia=Mitre/guiden

  374. Bartolo's Colon says:

    thank god they aren’t at yankee stadium

  375. Crime Dog says:

    Anyone else pulling for Logan for another inning?

  376. Betty Lizard says:

    Ack! It’s Schrödinger-esque! All I did was peek at GameDay and the Yankees collapsed. I shall not look again. Better indeterminacy than a loss.

  377. Will The Thrill says:

    I can’t wait for the Mets to finish 3rd or 4th in the NL East and we’ll all be like “Remember when the Mets thought they were contenders and that RA Dickey should win the CY Young? Good times”.

  378. Mike N says:

    Let’s score some fucking runs NOW!

  379. Pat D says:

    This game + trying to apply for unemployment benefits and seeing that information that was given to us by people from unemployment doesn’t match the application + my sister getting fucked over when trying to buy a house =

    I’M READY TO KILL SOMEONE

  380. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Make up call

  381. Will The Thrill says:

    Next time CC is showing signs of having a big bad inning we should put Boone or D-Rob in there. #firemen

  382. Greg says:

    OH MY GOODNESS

  383. Hummingbird S. says:

    DAMN! that was a BOMB!

  384. Karl Krawfid says:

    Now work on catching the ball Cano.

  385. Crime Dog says:

    Hey guys, the 2nd basemen with an OPS of .900+ hit a homer

  386. TampaYankee says:

    BOOM!

    Cano making up for his earlier misplay.

  387. Tom says:

    Well Cano’s now only -3 in terms of runs…

  388. Need Pitching says:

    Robbie trying to make up for the shoddy defense

  389. Mike N says:

    Cano’s lazy! Send him down!

  390. dontchaknow says:

    dontchaknow ?

  391. Dela G says:

    cano!!!!

  392. AWW Robbie…I can’t stay mad at your suave ass.

  393. Hall and Nokes says:

    I like that Cano better than the error making Cano.

  394. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hey guys, Cano sucks and isn’t clutch.

  395. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    But he can do that which saves his ass.

  396. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Terry Collins: “They’re not gonna be able to beat us with homers here”

  397. Tom Zig says:

    Robbie just made up for his brain farts

  398. Kramerica Industries says:

    So, I kinda made a post after Swisher homered, and then I succumbed to my fatigue after not having slept in 36 hours.

    I saw my post did not come to fruition.

    Fuck that. I’ll say it again – let this lead stand, Yankees.

  399. Brian S. says:

    That was the laziest fucking home run I have ever seen.

  400. Cuso says:

    You’re all going to think I’m nuts, but I have a reverse-voodoo Cano idol in my apartment. And it always gets moved by someone. Each of the last 4 times I found it and put it on its perch, Cano went yard in the next at-bat.

  401. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Met fans are trying to drown out “Let’s go Yankees” chants not with boos but with “Yankees suck”

    Stay classy, Met fans. Stay classy.

  402. Hall and Nokes says:

    Getting it in the apple hole is what, 50 points? 100?

  403. Well if Robertson’s not available, who’s due up for the Mets? can we mix and match with Logan, Rapada, and Eppley?

  404. Pat D says:

    I’m still pissed at you, Cano.

    Um, why is DRob not available suddenly?

  405. mike_h says:

    gotta love that Mets bullpen…its amazin!!!!!

  406. Kevin G. says:

    What was that?

  407. Bartolo's Colon says:

    funny to see all the players are so caught up with whats going on in the stands.

  408. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    Can someone send the ESPN booth my comment from earlier? The Yankees are perfectly capable of beating good pitchers with homers.

    • Pat D says:

      Everyone also seems to forget how much the fucking Rangers rely on the home run, and how many they’ve hit the last few postseasons.

    • Tom says:

      What’s even funnier is they lost in the playoffs against a couple of solo HR’s that stood up.

  409. TomH says:

    Good two nights for Ibanez.

  410. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    ROBERTSON IS UP

    Annnnnnd breathe.

  411. Ivan says:

    Somebody should tell Francona and who ever in that booth that the Texas Rangers are back to back AL champs not because of manufacturing runs.

  412. Crime Dog says:

    Is Wise a good basestealer? I haven’t seen him run much, and this was as good a time as any to steal 2nd.

  413. Bartolo's Colon says:

    chris stewart is quite the grinder

  414. bobtaco says:

    All is forgiven if you gap one Stewart

  415. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Gotta love these announcers and their “Yanks will have trouble hitting in the playoffs” logic.

    Mike said it best above-teams that have to score runs by stringing together rallies, like the Mets, will have a harder time in the playoffs because the good pitchers aren’t going to allow long, extended rallies.

    The homer-happy Yankees, by contrast, have a better shot at scoring runs because they only need one mistake from the pitcher, and not luck/an extended series of mistakes, to score a run. And they have lots of players capable of taking advantage of that mistake.

    I’d take our offense over a “grinder” offense any day of the week and twice on playoff game days.

    • mike_h says:

      at this point I’m happy they stopped talkin about the damn Knuckleball and RA Dickey

    • Greg says:

      But when they can do both, they are unbeatable.

      In 2009, they had guys like Jerry Hairston Jr. who can get productive outs

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I fucking love the junior Hairston.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        Well of course it would be awesome if they could do both. But I’m not going to complain about the offense if it keeps up this homer rate. Beggars can’t be choosers, and if I had to pick one way to get runs, this would be the way.

      • Ivan says:

        But you know what, every team has that one or 2 guys who can steal a base or play that “small ball” stuff. Fact is teams like the 04 and 07 Red sox won championships because they out slugged people. Same with the 09 Yankees. Well that and terrific pitching.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          …and have that guy who you remember for that one play, or that one hit. I still remember DeWayne Wise in highlight reels as a Marlin, yet here he is and there’s not a ton to him.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      That hasn’t exactly worked too well the last 2 years though.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        In 2010 they made it to the ALCS. That’s pretty good.

        They’re not going to win the WS every year. Sometimes their offense will be cold whether they hit homers or grind out runs. I’ll still take my homer-happy team, thanks.

        • Manny's BanWagon says:

          Homers are great but to be so dependent on them to score runs is not ideal. You need to be able to score some cheap runs with speed and timely hitting/productive outs too.

          • Rocky Road Redemption says:

            It would be nice if they could do that, yeah. But like I said, beggars can’t be choosers.

            No, it’s not ideal. But it’s pretty fucking good.

  416. Ivan says:

    Lets Go Robertson.

  417. Tom says:

    “I’m surprised they aren’t holding them on with the count full, if they get one in the gap it’s a run”

    Someone should have pointed out to Terry Francona that Chris Stewart was up (who’s now sporting a sub .300 SLG… that’s pretty impressive!)

  418. mike_h says:

    seriously Logan is freakin dangerous…watch out lefties

  419. Ivan says:

    Good job Logan.

  420. Cy Pettitte says:

    37K in 27.2IP for Boone now

  421. Boone Logan and Cody Eppley are currently my favorite Yankees. They come in, do their job much more effectively and consistently than their contemporaries, and leave. They get almost no credit for how great they’ve bee.

    • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

      Add Chavez to that list. Hard not to root for him considering all he goes through just to be ready to play.

  422. Pat D says:

    I’m starting to think that stuart a is some kind of entity who feeds off the negative vibes and comments of the internet.

    Since he conveniently disappeared again once Cano homered.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Things got so bad we even got a Teddy appearance tonight. You don’t get those on just any bad stretch.

  423. Brian S. says:

    Don’t walk anybody Robertson.

  424. TomH says:

    I won’t be able to watch if he does another Houdini routine.

  425. pistol pete says:

    Hope Robbie has his control, limits his pitches, and get these guys out.

  426. Greg says:

    Stewart didn’t have a chance there

  427. mike_h says:

    seriously Stewart why bother

  428. Mike Axisa says:

    Another throw right on the money from Stew.

  429. Bartolo's Colon says:

    please dfa stewart asap, you can’t get more useless than him. that wasn’t even close

  430. Jesus Christ if I was facing the Yankees I would run all over them…like everybody but the Molina brothers, Posada, and Tex would be sent.

  431. TomH says:

    Here we go.

  432. Hummingbird S. says:

    they cant make it easy on the fans..

  433. Kramerica Industries says:

    No more two out shit for the Mets.

    I’ve seen way too much of that.

  434. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    A balk??

  435. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the mets have the ability to manufacture runs, not saying they are better than the yanks, but that is not something the yankees can do

  436. Greg says:

    If Tejada gets on. I walk Wright

  437. Cy Pettitte says:

    and…breath…

  438. Crime Dog says:

    I know in the rulebook that’s a balk. But, man, that’s such a ticky-tack rule. It does not trick or do anything to anyone really.

  439. bobtaco says:

    ex-hale!

  440. Mike N says:

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

    What was the balk? I was busy freshening my cocktail.

  441. mike_h says:

    DRob likes to make it interesting so he can get on SportsCenter top 10, he’s really better than this

  442. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Could have done without the balk, but thank you, David Robertson.

  443. TampaYankee says:

    I thought Stewart was here because of his great defense?

    That throw was way off, regardless of whether it would have been in time.

    Our catchers need an upgrade bad. Our starter is hitting sub .200, our backup for defense isn’t that good at either.

    Mike Napoli please?

  444. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Someone explain to me why Stewart is on the big league roster instead of Cervelli?

  445. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Seriously, Stewart made a good throw earlier that Cano fucked up.

    I want Stewart gone. He’s a liability. But his defense really hasn’t been horrible this game.

    • Tom says:

      He does have 5 pass balls (which is a lot given his playing time).

      He’s certainly not bad behind the plate, but the way he hits he needs to be playing tremendous defense to justify it.

  446. Brian S. says:

    I don’t like that David Wright bats next inning.

  447. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

    Houdini

  448. Tom says:

    Francona pointed something interesting out… once again with a man on 2nd, Girardi has someone almost standing on top of 2nd base (Cano if it’s a righty, Jeter if it’s a lefty) and said with 2 out he should be playing back so he has a better chance of at least knocking down a groundball.

    He needs to stop with these mindless shifts and pretennding he’s Joe Maddon…. on the error that Cano made that set up the 3 unearned runs Cano was swung way the heck over (though this was with noone on) for that notorious dead pull hitter…. Justin Turner?

  449. Cuso says:

    Is this fkkin ump going to give every pitch 6 inches off the plate to Parnell?

  450. mike_h says:

    1 more insurance run would be nice

  451. MFKIY 1-2-3, I’m calling it right now.

  452. Brian S. says:

    Soriano is not an ace but all he needs is three outs.

  453. Ivan says:

    Ok Soriano, Do ya thing.

  454. Mike N says:

    CLOSE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  455. Cuso says:

    Can’t wait to see the shoebox strikezone this Ump gigivgves Wright so he can have a 3-0 count.

  456. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I hope that rain reaches here. Forgot to water the grass.

  457. Ivan says:

    LMAO at the fat fuck with the David Wright black shirt.

  458. Ivan says:

    Nervous already!

  459. Bartolo's Colon says:

    phil hughes ladies and gentleman, clutch by soriano!!!

  460. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Sit your ass down Wright.

  461. pistol pete says:

    Gotta get Wright.

  462. mike_h says:

    sit down wright

  463. Tom says:

    Nice pitch Sori! (got away with the 2 pitches before that)

  464. Ivan says:

    Finally!

  465. Mike N says:

    Past Wright!

  466. Brian S. says:

    SIT DOWN WRIGHT

  467. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Cano

  468. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that was laziest catch ever

  469. Mike N says:

    Lazy Cano!!!!!!

  470. Ivan says:

    1 more to go.

  471. pistol pete says:

    One to go, gotta get Dudda.

  472. dontchaknow says:

    alright… we can do this….

  473. bobtaco says:

    Bring in Rapada!

  474. mike_h says:

    end it already

  475. pistol pete says:

    Hate the no doubles defense, Tex would have been right there.

  476. bobtaco says:

    I miss Mo.

    Nice win.

  477. Cy Pettitte says:

    5-1 against the stupid Mets. I will take it.

  478. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i thought that was a gapper.

  479. Mike N says:

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  480. Kramerica Industries says:

    And there’s two of three in Queens.

    Well done.

  481. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Worst win ever. But a win’s a win.

  482. dontchaknow says:

    !

  483. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Yes!!!

  484. Tom says:

    And….. untuck…..

  485. Ivan says:

    Yankees win Bitches!!!!

  486. Robinson Tilapia says:

    They don’t have to be pretty. All they have to be is wins.

    I hope RA Dickey doesn’t give up another run the rest of the regular season.

  487. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    The team with 2 homers beats the team with 12 singles.

  488. Brian S. says:

    5-1 baby. Kings of the City.

  489. Pat D says:

    Fuck off, Mets and Mets fans.

    Can’t wait for them to whine at Francesa tomorrow.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      and this time they can’t call in and complain about YSIII being a bandbox like they did after the sweep.

      wonder what the excuse will be this time.

  490. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    WFAN will be like Candyland for Yankees fans tomorrow. Just soak it in. To say nothing of SNY.

  491. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    This win was sloppy as Hell, but it felt great.

  492. pistol pete says:

    Rivera is my favorite Yankee of all time but Mo would have had to be completely on his game to have the numbers Soriano has had since closing for the Yanks, that’s how good Soriano has been. What started out looking like a bad free agent signing now looks like a good one. I hope he doesn’t opt out of the last year of his contract at the end of the season which is his right to do. Who would have believed that at any time last year.

  493. Ross says:

    Let’s hope the Yanks don’t do something similar with Vidal Nuno. That guy seems to be an under-the-radar, legit prospect.

  494. Greg says:

    Just a question.

    Why hasn’t Pat Venditte been given a shot in the majors this year?

    He’s doing very well in AAA. 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA

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