Jun
24

Game 71: Dickey

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(Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pat D

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

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

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

      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

        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.

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

          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

  • Betty Lizard

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

    • Betty Lizard

      Hee. When typing my comment it says it’s June 1481. Last night it was 2050. I feel . . . old.

  • Greg

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

  • PFOJ

    Let’s pound these clowns.

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

    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.

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

      I’d probably just have a row for each, LHP and RHP.

  • Dino Velvet

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

    • Pat D

      You so funny.

    • MannyGeee

      False prophet, he was never really that good.

      - everyone in New England, as of 4pm today

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Dino Velvet

      but they did lower the ESPN flag to half staff.

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

    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.

  • Dino Velvet

    Better title: Tricky Dickey

    • Pat D

      But he’s not a crook!

  • CBean

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

    • Pat D

      An impressive start to the bludgeoning by the Captain.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You can’t just bludgeon someone as crafty as Dickey head on. You have to fuck with him a bit at first. The man did climb Mt. Kilemanjaro.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    great sign of things to come..

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Greg

      Why not? HE deserves it.

      • Reggie C.

        This.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Absolutely deserves it. Great guy. Other than tonight, I hope he doesn’t lose another game all season.

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

    RA Dickey is actually Stuart A.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Then who’s Duh Innings?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • dontchaknow

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

  • Greg

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

    • Will The Thrill

      I’m just hoping they don’t go down like chumps. Put up a fight Yanks!

      • Greg

        Even if they go down like chumps, I don’t want complaining. the guy’s 11-1 with a 2.00 ERA

    • Robinson Tilapia

      With all due respect, Greg, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

      You really think the usual gang of idiots here is going to hold back?

  • Will The Thrill

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

    • Greg

      Still think he enjoyed facing hacking lineups?

    • eephus_pitch

      18 Interleague games is just too many.

      • Will The Thrill

        Yes. In general I hate change and going out of a routine. I just hate seeing teams that you’re not used to seeing.

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

        There’s going to be just as many next season, but spread throughout the entire season…Which I think will be better. I still think they should do away with the No DH rule in the NL.

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

          They will eventually, this is the first step.

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

            I think NL owners are going to fight AL owners and the players tooth and nail on this one, it’s essentially paying for another player that as of right now they don’t need to pay for.

        • eephus_pitch

          “I still think they should do away with the No DH rule in the NL, period.”

          Fixed it for you.

  • Greg

    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.

    • Will The Thrill

      No. They are consciously taking pitches hoping that they’re balls. It’s different from having good plate discipline like the Yanks and Red Sox.

      • Greg

        They also are fouling off alot of pitches so your reasoning falls flat there.

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

          I think Will just refuses to admit the Mets, or any singular Met, is good in anyway.

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

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why a fastball in that situation?

  • Will The Thrill

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

    • Greg

      Its a game of “You might think I put the poison in this cup…” from the Princess Bride

  • Greg

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Dela G

    chris stewart, defensive wiz

    • Greg

      Cervelli would have done that too.

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

    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.

  • eephus_pitch

    Defensive catcher.

  • flamingo

    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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I hope RA Dickey tears his UCL.

    • Greg

      I hope you go to hell. That’s an awful thing to say

      • Karl Krawfid

        He doesn’t have one haha

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

          I was about to ask if you were making a joke about that.

          • Karl Krawfid

            Yeah I was.

      • Cy Pettitte

        he has no UCL

        • Greg

          I dont care. Its still a bad sentiment

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I hope he strains a fallopian tube?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

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

    Hey, Robinson put good wood on the ball.

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

  • eephus_pitch

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

  • Dela G

    strike 2 to tex was not a strike

  • mike_h

    I so want someone to launch a HR off Dickey

  • Dela G

    RA with the error!

  • James A

    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

  • Dela G

    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

  • dontchaknow

    well… this is cool (!)

  • Greg

    Robby thomson learned his lesson. He held him

  • Karl Krawfid

    He was gonna score what the hell!?!?

  • mike_h

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

  • Dela G

    RAAAAUUULLLL!!!

    Bases loaded, let’s GO!

  • Ivan

    I was hoping Tex can score there.

  • flamingo

    All right, Yankees. Let’s do this.

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

    Why hold him there?

    • Cy Pettitte

      with Stewart and CC up next and Duda in RF I think they should have sent him

    • Greg

      Remember Thursday against the Braves?

    • Hummingbird S.

      so you can have Stewart and CC hitting, obviously

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

      Seriously, if we don’t score this inning, and loose this game I’m blaming Robbie Thompson.

    • Ivan

      Agreed….take your chances there.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bases loaded for stewart = wasted opportunity

  • Rick

    Horrible. Thay will not score.

  • Tom Q

    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.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    And the fail begins

  • Dela G

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

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

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

    • Greg

      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)

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

  • dontchaknow

    nvm

  • bobtaco

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

  • Rick

    Nice hold Robby.

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

      Like I said a little further up, if we loose this game, I put it on Robby Thompson’s shoulder.

  • Dela G

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

  • Greg

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

    • Fin

      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.

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

      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

        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)

          Heward’s arm >>> Duda’s arm

          • Greg

            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)

              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?

  • eephus_pitch

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

  • Chop It Up

    And that is why I hate NL baseball.

  • Fin

    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.

  • jon

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

    • Brian S.

      Seriously. Run the fucking catcher over if you have to.

  • Jamey

    They should’ve had CC hitting 8th…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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?

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i hate thompson so much

    • Will The Thrill

      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.

  • Ivan

    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.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Brian S.

    Also bean Wright.

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

      You just really want to hit Wright, huh?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • Brian S.

    Duda is a terrible fielder. Run on him.

  • Greg

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

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

      Tex scoring on that play is much more likely than Stewart or CC driving him in.

      • Greg

        I don’t care. It was the right decision technically.

        • Brian S.

          Technically Robbie Thompson can go fuck himself.

          • Greg

            Why dont you tell him that?

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

          If you have the middle of the order coming up, then yes it’s the right move…however if you have two non-hitters coming up and a poor defensive right fielder throwing, and the guy got a good jump (which Tex did) you have to take the risk.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Duda isn’t Heyward. Chavez and Martin were up after Swisher that day. They are much better than Stewart and CC.

      • Greg

        The ball was shallow. As soon as I saw the ball hit. I thought he wasn’t going to score on that.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      it looked like he would have beat it very easily, he was far down the line, by the time the ball was thrown

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

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

      ugh…were do you spring break, so I never go there.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Haha….Del Boca Vista

  • Ivan

    Lets go CC.

  • Will The Thrill

    Death by singles.

  • eephus_pitch

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    CC looks like crap, again.

    • Will The Thrill

      He’s showing a Phil Hughsian inability to strike people out once he’s got them with two strikes.

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

        You haven’t bothered to look at Phil’s strikeout rate, have you?

        • Will The Thrill

          I’m clearly joking Mike.

  • Karl Krawfid

    watch RA dickey get a hit and score a run.

    • eephus_pitch

      Bite your tongue.

    • Greg

      I hope he does so that all of you can stop pointing fingers.

  • flamingo

    CC, c’mon.

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

    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?

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

      listening to**

  • Chop It Up

    And that is why I love NL baseball.

  • Brian S.

    NL baseball woooooo!

  • John Sterling

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

  • Rocky Road Redemption

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

    I agree with Thompson there, disappointing as it was.

    • Greg

      THANK YOU!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      The throw was up the line. Tex was halfway to home. By the time the catcher caught it Tex was by him.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        When I looked at the replay, my first thought was “good call, he would have been nailed”.

        It was a perfect throw, they had him.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

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

    Grandy has to think about running here.

  • Ivan

    Granderson gotta at least try to steal here right?

  • Brian S.

    What kind of name is R.A. anyways?

    • TomH

      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

  • Will The Thrill

    Arod is guessing again.

    • Greg

      AND IT WORKED

  • Greg

    And we broke the 1 hit streak

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 hits through 2.1. We are destroying him.

  • Tom

    Double steal here?

  • Kevin G.

    Arod got so lucky with that hit

  • eephus_pitch

    Hey how about running?

  • DERP

    Do it Robbie.

  • Karl Krawfid

    RA will be smashed today.

  • DERP

    Do it Mark.

  • TomH

    oh, no! Bases loaded.

  • Tom

    Looked like he caught a break on that check swing call

  • Cy Pettitte

    RIP streak!

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

    Hahaha, you won’t shut us out RA Dick

  • Greg

    And the streak is over

  • DERP

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

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

      yeah, between the swing, ball off the bat, and camera I thought that was at least off the wall

  • Widget

    Oh my god a sac fly.

  • bobtaco

    Streak is dead. Orel is thrilled…

    • Widget

      Might be the first time ever an ESPN employee was actually happy about something the Yankees did.

  • eephus_pitch

    No pop-ups, please.

  • flamingo

    Look at that.

  • Brian S.

    I’ll take it.

  • Dela G

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

  • eephus_pitch

    Suzyn bitching about homeruns again.

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

      So glad I’m missing that tonight

      GARBAGE TIME :D

      • eephus_pitch

        She was actually right in the middle of complaining about the homers when Swisher hit that.

  • Ivan

    YESSS YAnkees got the first thing out the way.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish!!!!!! bomb!

  • bobtaco

    Bandbox.

  • Kevin G.

    Too many homers!!!!

  • Greg

    SWISHER

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

    Garbage time!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Make it stand, C.C.

    Show who the real ace of New York is tonight.

  • Need Pitching

    Boom!!!!

  • Dela G

    SWISHA!!!

    BOOOM M’FER!

  • Bunt Gardner

    GT!

  • flamingo

    NICK FREAKING SWISHER

  • eephus_pitch

    COMPILER!!!

  • mike_h

    Yankees up 4-0 Swisher HR

  • Jack

    Swish makes his own garbage time.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      oh, i forgot to say he was celebrating

    • Brian S.

      They really don’t like Swisher for some reason.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
  • Widget

    AL > NL. Suck it RA.

  • MannyGeee

    Sorry I’m late…

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

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      It’s always fun when it happens to the opponent.

  • Greg

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

  • Ivan

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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

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

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

      guess not…

  • Yankeefan Arod Fan

    suck dat dickey

  • mike_h

    Swish cant stop smiling

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

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

  • DERP

    Dickey sucks. I said it.

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

      and you’re wrong.

  • King Charles The Great

    Suck that Dickey!!! Swisssh!

  • Brian S.

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

  • Ivan

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

    • Greg

      Hopefully the Mets players will feel the same and CC can get them

  • PFOJ

    I am going to miss Swisher’s grin.

  • Brian S.

    R.A. is a goofy fucking name.

  • Dela G

    great inning

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

    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

      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

        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

      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.

  • Monterowasnotdinero

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

  • Ivan

    Ok CC, time to do your Ace thingy.

  • Widget

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

    • Greg

      When has he done this? Not in his last start

  • DERP

    jesus christ CC.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Okay, I’m bored now

  • bobtaco

    Call up Cervelli

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • DERP

    Fuck this.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, Chris Stewart sucks out loud…

    • Need Pitching

      that was 99% on Cano

    • Greg

      WRONG

      That was on Cano

    • MannyGeee

      Although that one was on Cano, but I would hate to ruin the narrative…

  • eephus_pitch

    ARGH.

  • Need Pitching

    would be nice if Cano could catch throws

  • Greg

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

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

    Chris Stewart: Defensive Catcher.

    • Greg

      That was on Cano

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

      I take that back, that was absolutely on Cano…he should’ve caught that.

    • Kevin G.

      Robinson Cano: Gold Glove Second Basemen

  • sangreal

    Chris Stewart, defensive specialist.

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

    Wow did we call up Cervelli?

    • Need Pitching

      the throw was right through Cano’s legs. That one isn’t on the Catcher

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

      I mean Cano should have caught it, but that was…not a good throw by Stewart.

      • Greg

        It was there in plenty of time and right at Cano.

        Cano should have been more patient

  • Tom

    That error needs to be on Robbie…

  • Widget

    shakes head in disgust.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

  • Monterowasnotdinero

    Change that error please.

  • DERP

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

  • Tom Zig

    Yeesh

  • flamingo

    Stewart made another error?!

    • flamingo

      Apparently following on Gameday isn’t good enough.

  • eephus_pitch

    Explain the continued existence of Chris Stewart to me.

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

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

    • Greg

      That was on Cano.

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

        The throw didn’t even reach him.

        • Greg

          Uh… Yes it did. And it went through his legs.

    • eephus_pitch

      CC certainly didn’t help himself with the leadoff walk, though.

    • Dela G

      that was on cano, but your ppoint is still valid

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah, at least Cervelli will fist pump and make funny faces between his automatic outs at the plates and launching throws into CF…

    • Will The Thrill

      Kurt Suzuki please. I’d also kill for Carlos Ruiz but I know the Phils would never trade him.

    • Tom

      Yeah, I don’t understand the love he gets here. (I think it’s the hate toward Cervelli, and he’s basically “anyone but Cervelli”)

      He has a quick release and can throw out runners, but he has a high pass ball total for the number of innings he plays and sports a sub .600 OPS. For all the grief Martin gets he has an OPS above .700 which is good for a catcher.

    • Brian S.

      I agree. I know Romine isn’t projected to hit that much but man I hope his back gets better soon!

    • Cy Pettitte

      Mike can we get a post on deadline trade targets for a back up catcher on Monday? :)

      • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

        And utility 2nd baseman ss?

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

      Yes he does, but in this specific instance, that was a good throw. Cano should’ve caught that.

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

        It bounced in the dirt. Not a good throw.

        • Greg

          Yes but it wasn’t a big bounce. A Gold Glover should make that play

        • Need Pitching

          it bounced after it went through Cano’s legs
          the throw was low, but Cano absolutely should have caught it

        • Bunt Gardner

          It bounced only after it went under Cano’s glove.

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

          After it went through Cano’s legs. If he puts his glove on it, or at least puts his body in front of it, it never hits the dirt.

  • mike_h

    freakin Stewart

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

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

      That run was like 10% CC’s fault.

      • Will The Thrill

        Walks fuel rallies.

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

          Yeah, but he would have gotten out of it if Stewart didn’t throw the ball into CF. It was an unearned run, let it go.

  • DERP

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

  • Greg

    Everybody stop blaming Stewart. It was on Cano

    • eephus_pitch

      I only realized this later, after the moron twins in the radio booth went over the videotape.

  • Brian S.

    Chris Stewart kind of sucks.

  • Pasta Stumbling Luis Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

    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

  • Adam

    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.

    • Greg

      The first one is more on Stewart because the throw was wide.

  • Ivan

    Iight not bad…

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

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

  • DERP

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      What are you talking about Andres Torres is a Hall of Famers.

    • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

      Cc not happy in blowouts rather have nail bitters every game.

    • Will The Thrill

      Yes. That statement manifested itself last inning when he walked the punchless Andres Torres and got David Wright to softly fly out.

  • MannyGeee

    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

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

      • MannyGeee

        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.

  • Brian S.

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

    • mike_h

      In a Swisher voice: “Gotta stay loose and cool Bro”

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

    jeter is not liking facing Dickey.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey guys: Errors fucking happen.

    Just to make that clear.

    Making one does not mean you suck defensively.

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

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

      • Brian S.

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

    • Crime Dog

      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

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

  • DERP

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

    • MannyGeee

      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

      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).

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

        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.

        • MannyGeee

          Nothing would make me happier.

        • Crime Dog

          His BB rates in the minors would suggest a minor detour from Frenchie status, but BB walks don’t always exactly transfer to the majors. I can see it.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cc nowhere to be found there

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Crime Dog

    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

      He’s hitting better than Cervelli did last year

      • Need Pitching

        WHAT???!!!???

        • Greg

          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)

            We did because he is equally terrible on defense.

          • Crime Dog

            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

        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

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

  • eephus_pitch

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

  • Greg

    Oh Nick. Never do that again

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

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

    Swish is always an adventure in right field.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    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.

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

      You shouldn’t be. No matter your age, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, whatever, The Lion King trancends everything and is a great movie.

      Did you know though, the opening lines in the movie (Before Circle Of Life roughly translates to “Oh shit, a lion.” “Yeah dude, that’s definitely a lion.”

      • Pat D

        I’m an absolute Disney fanatic, and I’ve always felt that The Lion King was overrated.

        I don’t know why.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I’m pretty sure the “oh shit” and “yeah dude” are roughly translated but yes, I do know that :-)

        Shit man, I’m even bringing out the emoticons now.

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

          Haha, I warned it’s a ROUGH translation.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    oh god, blue collar player talk.

    • eephus_pitch

      Major League minimum salary: $480,000.
      Not blue collar.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        unless of course they grind day in and day out, and facial hair helps too

        • eephus_pitch

          Also being white and a lousy hitter.

      • MannyGeee

        But they have to pay their agents!

  • Brian S.

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

    MUTE BUTTON

    • eephus_pitch

      He knows how to play baseball.

      • Tom

        And if he was shorter we could label him “scrappy”…. sadly he’s too tall to be scrappy.

        • eephus_pitch

          He’s also only half white, which precludes any scrappiness.

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

        I thought he knew how to play checkers. Glad to have that cleared up.

    • Xnyles

      Did they really say that?

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

    “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.

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

    Grandy’s grabbing that wrist and wincing…

    • Brian S.

      Do you know what we must do now?

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

        I think the answer may be hit David Wright?

        • Tom

          Twice! (And before Collins pulls him)

  • Brian S.

    They hit Granderson. Now we have to respond.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That was Dickey’s FIRST wild pitch this season?

    Incredible.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    RISP success!

  • eephus_pitch

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

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

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

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice get that run back baby.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

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

    What in God’s name is Tejada thinking there?

  • Mike N

    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.

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

      Dude, he’s actually been quite good since joining the Mets, and honestly what do you expect them to talk about? He’s the only guy in the majors throwing the pitch and he’s been successful doing it, and Cy Young level successful this season.

      • Mike N

        Yeah, I guess. It’s just boring. And now they’re reminiscing about every other knuckleballer that ever didn’t suck in the history of MLB.

        • eephus_pitch

          I’m looking forward to some exciting Steve Sparks anecdotes.

    • jon

      what would you like them to be talking about?

      • Pat D

        How amazing it is that you can order pizza online, of course.

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

          I will kill you. We do not talk about that full(yes,top, bottom, and middle) inning. Ever.

        • Mike N

          I’d rather hear about Charlie Sheen’s new teevee show.

  • Brian S.

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

    • Mike N

      Totally. Home runs are for losers, and can’t possibly win playoff series.

      • eephus_pitch

        Fact: no playoff game has ever been won by a homerun.

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

          They retroactively credited Aaron Boone with a single and Tim Wakefield with a three-base error. True story.

    • Tom Q

      It’s actually been my biggest gripe about the whole RISPFail thing. If you don’t get a hit, fine. But cash in those freebies. Nice to see it happen tonight.

  • Tom

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

    He JUST randomLY seems to PROnonce certain SYLlables emPHATically.

    • Greg

      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

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

      • Greg

        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)

        Adrian BelTRE and Carlos BelTRAN agree.

        • Mike N

          AUUUGGHHH!!!! hahahahahah

          Taco BELLL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

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

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

      Agents in general are slimy mother fuckers.

      • Pat D

        Yea, my sister and brother-in-law thought they had bought a house earlier today.

        Now…it appears they were fucked over.

  • Tom

    1-2-3 quick inning here CC.

    8-9-1 due up, don’t screw around.

    • Greg

      Nice hitting by Dickey. CC gve him a fastball

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

    DP time.

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

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

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      good point, not sure ervin santana counts though

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

      and hit huge homers off of.

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

      The Yankees can’t hit good pitching, they all just had an off day.

    • Mike N

      Mostly homers. Doesn’t count.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Orel Hershiser is a such a smarmy jerk.

    • Greg

      It will make you feel better if you see the “Baseball Boogie”. Do you know what that is?

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Nope, but it certainly sounds embarrassing.

  • DERP

    Sit down you POS

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

  • Brian S.

    CC might only go 6

    • Greg

      And?

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

      According to Mike’s theory of the +1 CC he’s going to finish at least 7

    • Brian S.

      Or maybe less if he doesn’t settle the fuck down.

  • DERP

    I’m scared

  • teddy

    come on cc get wright

  • Will The Thrill

    Scott Hairston has been nearly unreliable this series. Sheesh.

    • Will The Thrill

      *unretirable

  • Mike N

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

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Cc being cc

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      There are 2 runs on the board.

  • DERP

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

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

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

    • Mike N

      It did look like he whaled him in the side of the head, didn’t it?

    • Tom

      Payback for the Granderson HBP. :-)

      Pretty good throw from Ibanez… if it wasn’t directly in the running lane they actually might have had him.

  • Dela G

    chris stewart, defensive genius

    • Greg

      Stop hating on him. You try and make that play

      • Dela G

        i’m not paid to make those plays. If I were a professional, then maybe I could. However, that was a good throw and he mistimed the catch. Just stating the facts

        • Need Pitching

          looked like Dickey’s head kinda got in the way

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

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

      Make a copy and also file it under Freakin Awesome.

  • Brian S.

    Ibanez has a terrible arm.

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

      That was a great throw, it just happened to be right in line with Dickey, making it very hard to see and field.

      • Brian S.

        That throw was incredibly slow

  • Pat D

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

    And of course, too many homers.

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Mike N

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

  • DERP

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

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

      there is no bullpen I feel more confident in getting 12 outs if need be. They’ll only need to get 9 at most though.

      • DERP

        I’m more confident in this bullpen than any other. I just don’t like bullpens in general.

        Probably no Robertson tonight also.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    It’s funny because Charlie Sheen hits women.

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Brian S.

    If Stewart actually catches that then he’s out.

    • Greg

      Yes. But the ball was coming in at the same time as Dickey. It would have been a tough play

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

      told you.

  • Brian S.

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

    • Brian S.

      Wait that was a replay. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • DERP

      Did you think the replay was the live game?

      • Brian S.

        You haven’t insulted me in the game thread so far. Who are you and what did you do with DERP?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i love me some chris stewart

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    Not his best game.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Need sanchez to mature faster.

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

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

    • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Tom

      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!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Tom

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

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

  • DERP

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

  • Brian S.

    Get off my team Chris Stewart.

  • DERP

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

  • Brian S.

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

    • Greg

      So in other words you want him to die

      /overreaction but I dont like hatred

      • Brian S.

        No I want him not on my team.

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

        I don’t want him to die, I’d just prefer him to stop breathing.

        J/K,

        I’d just prefer that Romine be healthy and Cervelli BUCing.

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

    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

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • DERP

    Canope

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cano, not too sharp with the glove tonight

  • Cy Pettitte

    lazy Dominican

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Need Pitching

    Cano having … difficulties … in the field today

  • Brian S.

    What a lazy fuck.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      In al seriousness, he looks just a little too nonchalant out there today.

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

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

  • Greg

    This is why Cano is not considered better than Dustin Pedroia

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Except for the many people who consider Cano to be better than Pedroia.

      • Greg

        Fine. The Media thinks Pedroia’s better than Cano

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Here’s an idea, stop listening to the media.

    • Brian S.

      Pedroia and his 91 wRC+?

    • Widget

      Except for you know the numbers and all. Damn numbers and their lies.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Girardi needs to sit cano tomorow.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    CC could use a double play in the worst way.

  • DERP

    Miguel Batista with the lulz

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

  • Widget

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

  • DERP

    ugh

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can we get CC out of the game please.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Need Pitching

      an E-4 and a bloop single this inning
      not exactly getting pounded

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

        Dont even bother dude, unless it’s a CG one hit shut out with 15 Ks and no walks CC failed in Hummingbird’s eyes.

        • eephus_pitch

          11 baserunners in 5.2 innings is no one’s idea of a good start.

  • Tom

    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…

  • bobtaco

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

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

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

    • Will The Thrill

      Seriously. He’s the bullpen version of Ivan Nova, giving up way too many extra base hits.

  • Mr. Pink

    Death by singles.

    • Tom

      1ER for CC, 3 unearned runs (and counting) for Cano.

  • DERP

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

  • Widget

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

  • Mike N

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    4 pitch walk?

    To Vinny Rottino???

    Ruh-roh.

  • DERP

    Stop walking shitty players, you fuck.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Greg

    Joe’s walking the tightrope now

  • Will The Thrill

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

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

    Hooray fucking defense.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    When did we stop playing defense???

  • DERP

    Fuck this team.

  • Mike N

    oy

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking embarrassing man. Shitty ass defense again.

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

    Wow, talk about terrible luck.

  • Pat D

    Runner interference?

    • Tom

      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.

  • Greg

    Cant blame Joe there. Bad defense again

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Need Pitching

    shitty defense continues

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Holy shit, take out CC.

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

    …And thank you Joe.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Cano’s error really fucked that inning up.

    • Hummingbird S.

      so did Joe not taking CC out when he has been garbage for over a month

      • Need Pitching

        CC previous 30 days: 4-1 3.16 ERA, 2.41 FIP 9 K/9, 1.95 BB/9

        yep, garbage

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dear team,

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

  • Widget

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

    • Need Pitching

      for giving up ground balls
      it’s his fault the Yankees can’t field ground balls?
      he was mediocre today, but the defense really shit the bed

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

      http://www.baseball-reference......2&t=p

      wait seriously? a crap burger? you’re being serious?

      How many outs was he supposed to get this inning? 7?

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

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

      • Hummingbird S.

        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

  • DERP

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

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yeah lets have your 180 million dollar first basemen slide right past the fucking ball.

      Oh and your 10 million dollar 2nd basemen catch the ball when he feels like it.

      • DERP

        He allowed a lot of baserunners on his own today.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Yes, but without all of the crappy defense he leaves the Yankees with a 4 run lead.

  • Brian S.

    Unbelievable.

  • Pat D

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

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    i can haz defense?

  • Avi

    Looked like Tex could have fielded that ball.

    • Brian S.

      Yeah no shit.

  • Greg

    Remember what I said before. No whining please

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Most overated pitcher in baseball.

    • Need Pitching

      easily a top 10 pitcher in MLB

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

        I’d say top 5, but that’s probably slightly homerish…I’d take Felix, Verlander, Kershaw, Halladay over him…that’s about it.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Most under-educated fan.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

  • stuart a

    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…..

    • Need Pitching

      just once, offer a better, available alternative to what they have
      or just get rid of everybody on the team and replace them with nobody?

    • Bunt Gardner

      Wow, you didn’t blame Arod.

  • flamingo

    It’s been a really sloppy game, huh.

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    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.

  • Avi

    Dam, he’s gotta make that play!!

  • Mike N

    Do it, Wade!!

  • bobtaco

    I think I would rather have Eppley here.

    • bobtaco

      Totally predictable. Wade has been coming back to Earth for some time now.

  • teddy

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

  • Avi

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

    • Avi

      Two run effing error.

  • DERP

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

  • Brian S.

    Wade sucks.

  • DERP

    Fuck Wade. Someone take him behind the shed.

  • Karl Krawfid

    And Corey Wade just sucks.

  • Will The Thrill

    CC needs to skip a start.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Great way tonfuck this up

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    so can dickey get the win here?

    • Tom

      Yes, if they take the lead this inning (even though he is out of the game)

  • Brandon

    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.

  • Pat D

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

  • Mike N

    Ugh

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • stuart a

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

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

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wade is back to sucking it up

  • DERP

    Hope Cory Wade enjoys the minors.

    • TampaYankee

      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

        Aardsma

      • Crime Dog

        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

          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

            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

            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

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Tom Zig

    wow.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • jon

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

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    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

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

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      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.

  • Jamey

    “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.”

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Sounds more like a Scioscia postgame.

  • stuart a

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

    cano and arod killing the yanks all season long….

    • Bunt Gardner

      Are you related to Hummingbird?

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

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

  • DERP

    Fuck you Wade. Fuck you hard.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    This is about to get really ugly.

  • Nathan

    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.

  • Mike N

    GET AN OUT!

  • bobtaco

    Girardi with managerial malpractice this inning. Just dreadful.

  • Tom

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

    Could Joe not foresee a pinch hitter?

  • Brian S.

    Everyone in the AL East except the Jays won today.

    • Mike N

      The AL East is all well above .500. It’s pretty cool.

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

        Best Division in baseball…even the worst teams in the division (Baltimore and Toronto) will both be over .500 at the end of the season.

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

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

  • bobtaco

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    lousy inning..

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex Cano and Wade really fucked up.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Wade? Really? sure he allowed a hit, but what about CC?

      • Need Pitching

        he gave up a bloop single and 2 ground balls that weren’t fielded

        (the walk was bad though)

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Mike N

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

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

  • TommyBoy

    Bottom line CC pitched like shit!

    • Bunt Gardner

      1 earned run.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

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

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

    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

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

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

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

      • Robinson Tilapia

        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.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

  • Will The Thrill

    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

  • bobtaco

    Jeter getting dangerously close to a sub .300 average…

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

      Six more hitless at-bats and he’ll be there.

      • Mike N

        Send Jeter down!!!!!

  • Brian S.

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

  • Greg

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      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.

  • Greg

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

    • Will The Thrill

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

      • Greg

        Are you being sarcastic or real?

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

        • Widget

          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.

          • Greg

            Dont give me that. They have a losing record in Fenway. 19-20

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

    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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    For the billionth time tonight: shut up Orel.

    • TomH

      They CAN’T shut up. They’re paid a lot of dough and have to justify it with this constant jabbering.

  • Fernando

    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.

  • DERP

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Mike N

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

    • TomH

      And well you should be glad! Having a mascot is a guarantee of a rube ownership.

  • Brian S.

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

  • TommyBoy

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

  • Will The Thrill

    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.

  • stuart a

    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….

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

      Glad to see you’re keeping it fresh with more A-Rod talks, stu.

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

        Also glad to see the lack of a viable replacement for him.

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

        How come he’s not banned? I get that some people are frustrated, but he says this same shit every single game and it adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.

      • Brian S.

        You have the ability to change this.

    • Will The Thrill

      I’d rather the Yankees make a settlement, release him, or do what the Angels are doing with Vernon Wells and bench that unproductive motherfucker. I’d rather eat the money than deal with his shitty offense/defense.

      • Need Pitching

        He’s been above average offensively, and about average defensively
        Vernon Wells gets benched because they Angels have better options to play (and he’s worse than ARod)
        What better option do the Yankees have?

      • Bunt Gardner

        You have a problem understanding baseball.

    • Crime Dog

      Somehow this game is D-Rob’s fault?

      I feel as though we never see you around when the Yankees are winning.

    • TomH

      You’ve got some nerve calling such a great player a foul name like that. If you’re going to call people sacks of shit, you ought to at least first show you can write the English language with some intelligence.

    • Brian S.

      Sell your computer already.

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

    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.

    • DERP

      He only had three strikeouts. You’re gonna get a lot of those hits if you allow the ball to be put in play so often.

      • Need Pitching

        sure, and if the defense did it’s job he would have been able to pitch around those cheap singles. CC wasn’t sharp, and he gave up a lot of baserunners, but if the defense makes plays they normally do, he likely would have gone at least 6 innings and given up only 1 run.

    • Crime Dog

      Yeah. He wasn’t amazing, but he wasn’t bad either. Not gonna smack CC around for this start really.

    • Will The Thrill

      He had no command of his fastball and his off speed stuff was flat.

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

        Wow, good job answering my question.

  • DERP

    A quick inning would be nice here…

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Boone Logan: Most consistent Yankee this year.

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

    Christ the IQ of this board is just falling…

    • Crime Dog

      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

      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.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I’m a Bills fan. I win.

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

        Actually not talking about you at all Greg. You’ve gone from mild annoyance to relatively cool guy in my eyes…I’m talking about the people that appear bash the team, using dreadful grammar, hyperbole and emotion. Then vanish when their opinions are challenged.

  • bobtaco

    Oh God. Garcia? WTF?

  • Tom

    Freddy Garcia warming?

  • TampaYankee

    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…

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

      I’m hoping it’s for his daughter or something…cause just…ugh

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

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

    • bobtaco

      Well, if the Yankees score in the T8 and Robertson doesn’t come in, you know something is up.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    thank god they aren’t at yankee stadium

  • Crime Dog

    Anyone else pulling for Logan for another inning?

  • Betty Lizard

    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.

  • Will The Thrill

    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”.

  • Mike N

    Let’s score some fucking runs NOW!

  • Pat D

    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

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Make up call

  • Will The Thrill

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

  • Greg

    OH MY GOODNESS

  • Hummingbird S.

    DAMN! that was a BOMB!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Now work on catching the ball Cano.

  • Crime Dog

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

  • TampaYankee

    BOOM!

    Cano making up for his earlier misplay.

  • Tom

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

  • Need Pitching

    Robbie trying to make up for the shoddy defense

  • Mike N

    Cano’s lazy! Send him down!

  • dontchaknow

    dontchaknow ?

  • Dela G

    cano!!!!

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

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

  • Hall and Nokes

    I like that Cano better than the error making Cano.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey guys, Cano sucks and isn’t clutch.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    But he can do that which saves his ass.

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

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

    • flamingo

      I love it when people attribute the Yankee’s home runs to YSIII – and then they go out to huge NL parks and hit home runs there, too.

    • Will The Thrill

      I hate when fucking managers say that. I remember when Joe Mauer said that about Target Field before the 2010 ALDS and BOOM! Berkman and Teixeira homeruns!

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

        Mauer must be so sad that he’s like the only person with power in the AL to not go yard at Target Field yet.

  • Tom Zig

    Robbie just made up for his brain farts

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Brian S.

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It actually didn’t count. Oh, wait…

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Someone = either my cleaning lady or my dog.

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

    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.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Meh. What are you going to expect them to do?

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Pat D

      Wasn’t ARod’s in there the other night?

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

        Yep, and to your other post…yeah still kind of mad at robbie as well…and I guess cause he threw about 30 pitches yesterday and is still working himself back from the DL?

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

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

  • Pat D

    I’m still pissed at you, Cano.

    Um, why is DRob not available suddenly?

    • mike_h

      he went close to 30 pitches last night and Girardi still wants to baby him to prevent another oblique injury

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        giradi has come a long way with drob, remeber the dry hump counter last year??

  • mike_h

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

  • Kevin G.

    What was that?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

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

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

    • Pat D

      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

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

  • TomH

    Good two nights for Ibanez.

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

    Robertson you sneaky bastard.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What was going on there? Read above that he might have been unavailable.

      Have TV volume turned down low. I figure I could get about the same level of intelligent commentary from your average RAB troll.

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

        They flashed him warming up in the ‘pen after people here and the booth spoke about how he probably wasn’t available.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Ah. Muchas gracias, senor. You earned your Rocky Road with that.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    ROBERTSON IS UP

    Annnnnnd breathe.

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

      Dude, your handle is making me want Breyer’s Rocky Road ice cream so badly.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Heh. You remember the game where Swish made on bad play in RF and one great catch (this was in ’09)? After the game Kim Jones asked him about it, and he said his defense was like “Rocky Road”. Jones responded that he got some “Rocky Road Redemption”. Hency my handle, a tip of the cap to one of my favorite Yankees, Nick Swisher.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I approve.

  • Ivan

    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.

    • Greg

      The antlers say hi

      • Pat D

        Shoot them! Kill them!!!!

  • Crime Dog

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

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He has the best instincts of any non-starter, yes. Perhaps best on the team as well. But definitely best on the bench.

      I guess best on the team would be either Jeter or A-Rod….which isn’t saying a whole lot.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Plus, Girardi has said that he has the green light.

      • Crime Dog

        Cool. Idk why I wasnt sure if he was a good basestealer. I knew he could fly and has a good glove

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    chris stewart is quite the grinder

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      he still sucks though

  • bobtaco

    All is forgiven if you gap one Stewart

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    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

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

    • Greg

      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

        I fucking love the junior Hairston.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        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

        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

          …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

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

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        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

          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

            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.

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Robertson.

  • Tom

    “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!)

  • mike_h

    seriously Logan is freakin dangerous…watch out lefties

  • Ivan

    Good job Logan.

  • Cy Pettitte

    37K in 27.2IP for Boone now

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

    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)

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

  • Pat D

    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

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

  • Brian S.

    Don’t walk anybody Robertson.

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

      That’s like telling Tex to not pull the ball, or Robbie to not swing at anything that threatens the strike zone, it’s unfortunately part of their overall great game.

  • TomH

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

  • pistol pete

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

  • Greg

    Stewart didn’t have a chance there

  • mike_h

    seriously Stewart why bother

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

    Another throw right on the money from Stew.

    • Greg

      He wouldn’t have gotten him anyway. too good a jump

      • Need Pitching

        likely true, but it’s not good that a defense first catcher continues to make poor throws

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Send him down and have him learn a knuckleball.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

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

    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.

  • TomH

    Here we go.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they cant make it easy on the fans..

  • Kramerica Industries

    No more two out shit for the Mets.

    I’ve seen way too much of that.

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

    A balk??

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      especially without gardner

    • Greg

      If the Mets and Yankees combined, they would win every game

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        You’re right (well exaggerated, but I get what you mean and agree).

        BUT, with that said, given the choice between the two offense, I’d take the Yankees’.

    • Crime Dog

      Not to be a dick, but hitting a home run is manufacturing a run. It’s actually the best way to manufacture a run.

  • Greg

    If Tejada gets on. I walk Wright

  • Cy Pettitte

    and…breath…

  • Crime Dog

    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.

  • bobtaco

    ex-hale!

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

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

  • mike_h

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

    • TomH

      It’s also why Soriano is the better choice for a closer.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • TampaYankee

    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?

    • Need Pitching

      pass

    • Greg

      HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Robinson Tilapia

      April 2012 called. They want their meme back.

    • Brian S.

      He’s not a good pitch framer.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

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

    • Greg

      I guess you weren’t here last year when people wanted Cervelli gone

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I get the sentiment, but I’m not really seeing Cervelli doing much better.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        At least he’s younger, cheaper and sometimes steals a base or 2. Stewart is just useless.

      • Mike N

        I don’t understand how people can complain about one light-hitting catcher versus another. They’re interchangeably mediocre hitters.

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

      Because when he was traded to us for Kantos he was billed as a defensive catcher (which Girardi sees himself in and loves) so when Romine hurt his back Cervelli was sent down to start for AAA because it was thought his bat everyday in the AAA line up would be better than Stewart’s and that Stewart would be just fine as a BUC in the Show.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        ….and then Cervelli did not to re-insert himself into the conversation.

        This is not a ringing endorsement of Chris Stewart, but this team has carried far worse than him as a backup catcher. Please, oh god, please do not make me type the name Kelly Stinnett. Fuck, I just did.

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

          Not only is Wil Nieves still in baseball, but he also hit a homerun yesterday. In the big leagues!

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Fringy backup catchers are like fringy LOOGies in their hanging-out ability.

            Nieves was god-awful for the Yanks as well, although I gave him about a 0.1% chance of putting a ball in play versus none at all for Stinnett.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              “hanging-on”

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

        tl;dr: Romine hurt, Stewart’s glove “doubleplus good,” Cervelli’s bat>>Stewart, Cervelli replace hurt Romine, Stewart replaced Cervelli.

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

      I’m mostly annoying they traded a potentially useful bullpen arm for a downgrade at backup catcher.

      • Greg

        Were you saying this last year when people wanted Cervelli gone?

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

          No, but I don’t see what that has to do with anything.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I was at the time the trade happened as well, only because I thought Kontos would be getting the opportunity that Eppley’s been getting after years of reading about him here. In the end, though, one of you three said it – fringe relief guy. Within seconds, the team claimed someone else’s version of that in Eppley, and that’s worked out well.

        Stewart should absolutely be there to rest Martin, but enough of this “not personal catcher, yet there is he is” stuff.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Exactly. How they thought Stewart was an upgrade over Cervelli, as weak as he may be, is beyond me.

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

          Forget Cervelli, they had Craig Tatum and Gus Molina already in the organization!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    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

      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.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I was referring only to this game. Overall, I agree.

  • Brian S.

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

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

      The worst he could do is tie it, assuming they don’t add an insurance run or five.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    Houdini

  • Tom

    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?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

    • Mike N

      CC got a few of those calls, too.

  • mike_h

    1 more insurance run would be nice

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

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m with ya.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Ok, I give up. Been trying to figure it out for a year. I know MF, I know Y. What does the whole acronym stand for?

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

        Mother Fucker I’ll Kill You. He some how got the nick name in Tampa…I think it’s got something to do with his angsty stare.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Nevermind. I got it.

  • Brian S.

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

  • Ivan

    Ok Soriano, Do ya thing.

  • Mike N

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

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

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      That pitch was a strike to Chavez! TWICE!

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Ivan

    Nervous already!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Sit your ass down Wright.

  • pistol pete

    Gotta get Wright.

  • mike_h

    sit down wright

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

    Fuck yeah!!!!

  • Tom

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

  • Ivan

    Finally!

  • Mike N

    Past Wright!

  • Brian S.

    SIT DOWN WRIGHT

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Cano

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that was laziest catch ever

  • Mike N

    Lazy Cano!!!!!!

  • Ivan

    1 more to go.

  • pistol pete

    One to go, gotta get Dudda.

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

    Damnit MFIKY…soo close.

  • dontchaknow

    alright… we can do this….

  • bobtaco

    Bring in Rapada!

  • mike_h

    end it already

  • pistol pete

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

  • bobtaco

    I miss Mo.

    Nice win.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i thought that was a gapper.

  • Mike N

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    And there’s two of three in Queens.

    Well done.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • dontchaknow

    !

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Yes!!!

  • Tom

    And….. untuck…..

  • Ivan

    Yankees win Bitches!!!!

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

    Sloppy as shit, but yay we won.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

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

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

  • Brian S.

    5-1 baby. Kings of the City.

  • Pat D

    Fuck off, Mets and Mets fans.

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      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.

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

        The new dimensions.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

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

  • Rocky Road Redemption

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

  • pistol pete

    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.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Yeah, well Mo was never on his game.

    • Bubba

      It’s still a bad signing.

  • Ross

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

    • Greg

      He’s 24 which makes him a bit old

  • Greg

    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

    • Tom

      Maybe the Yankees don’t put as much stock in an ERA over a 13 innings span as you seem to do?