Jun
26

Game 73: A Big Test(s)

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Dewayne Wise‘s bunt turned the season around. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

Tonight’s game will be an interesting test for both the offense and Phil Hughes. The homer-happy offense will have to deal with Justin Masterson and his turbo-sinker, which is the reason why he has the lowest homerun rate (0.52 HR/9) in the AL since the start of last season. Hughes will have to face an Indians’ lineup featuring seven left-handed batters and two switch-hitters. Phil has held righties to a .308 wOBA in his career but lefties have gotten him for a .337 wOBA. It’s worth noting that he has a (quiet massive) reverse-split this season. Here’s the starting lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9. Enjoy.

HOPE Week: Chad Jennings has the details on today’s HOPE Week event, which focuses on 48-year-old Jorge Munoz and his non-profit organization that distributes hot meals to New Yorkers in need.

Russell Martin Update: Martin (back) is going to take batting practice today and if that goes well, he’ll start behind the plate tomorrow. Hooray for that.

Brett Gardner Update: Gardner (elbow) will take some dry swings next week when the team is in Tampa to play the Rays. Joe Girardi said a return before the All-Star break is unrealistic and that late-July is more likely.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Cofuzz

    This is Dewayne Wise’s game to win.

    • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

      Wisey is doing a fine job.
      – Joe Girardi

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Wisey is a smart player

        -Yogi

  • Greg

    However the Indians are not a homer happy lineup.

    They are 14 out of 16 in the AL in home runs with 60.

    Their leader in homers is Jason Kipnis with 11.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      True. But there are 7 lefties. It’s the Dan Johnson effect.

      • Greg

        And that is where the reverse split comes into play that Axisa mentioned. Lefties are only hitting .200 off of him

  • DJ4K&Monterowasdinero

    Happy 38 Derek. 4 for 4 and you’ll pass Ripken!

    • jjyank

      Why so conservative? 5-5.

      • Need Pitching

        RH extreme ground ball pitcher on the mound?
        maybe 5-5 in groundouts

        • Need Pitching

          and as I post that reply, I look and see Jeter was a career .400 hitter against Masterson

  • Pat D

    Wow, that guy got laid off in December and he’s still delivering meals to people?

    Well that’s enough to make me shut up about getting laid off. Though the only bad thing about that is the loss of health care coverage come September, but still. This guys makes me look like a whiny 1 percenter.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I like Wise getting another start. Not just because of his night last night, but because with the exception of Santana the Indians approach will be to pepper LF.

  • Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn

    You get the feeling big stein would hire the guy to drive the yankees bus.

  • MannyGeee

    “I don’t always star in LF, but when I do, I go 2-3 with a homer and a triple….”

    The Most Interesting 4OF in the Universe

    • MannyGeee

      Start’

      Thanks for fucking up a great meme, iPad….

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

    Happy Birthday to Derek Jeter. If I had the chance I’d ask him what it was like playing with no glove or helmet back in the day.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Or banging starlets sans Jimmy hats

  • James A

    RAB trivia question: who are the only two Yankees that have Olympic medals (they’re both bronze)?

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

      Nix is definitely one.

      • James A

        Good call, Nix got one in 2008 and Kuroda got one in 2004

    • MannyGeee

      Ibanez is the other, but his is for Chariot Racing….

      #oldguy

      • James A

        haha a-rod’s centaur could probably win equestrian. i had forgotten nix was on the 2008 team and i figured it was interesting given baseball isnt in the games anymore

  • Hummingbird S.

    Am I right in being a bit worried with Hughes pitching at home against a lefty heavy lineup? At least 2 homers probably..

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

    Oh, it’s nice out tonight John Sterling? ::moves closer to open window::

    • MannyGeee

      No, it is in fact BE-YOUUUUUUUUU-tiful…

  • Greg

    Classic Hughes. 0-2 to walk

  • Hummingbird S.

    0-2 to a walk… bad Hughes in the house

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

    Hooray, the lead off walk. My favorite way to start a game…

    • MannyGeee

      Setting the table, baby… 6-4-3 right here…

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Hiroki has to be the other

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

    Sterling just said Kipnis would have to be the favorite for rookie of the year…Has he never heard of Mike Trout?

    • MannyGeee

      Suzyn just googled it and gave him Trout… They are great.

    • Greg

      How many PA’s are needed before your rookie status is gone. Trout had 123 last year

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

        130.

        • Greg

          So he’s just going to sneak in there

      • Dan in Atlanta

        130 ABs

        • MannyGeee

          Awesome, snuck under the radar.

      • Tom

        MLB declared Trout a rookie… he had some weird service time accumulation last year (in addition to PA’s I think 45 or 50 days on the 25man roster also makes you ineligible)

        Trout had some recall to the roster after being sent down that was within the 10 day window (which you can do with a case of injury), but technically all that time is retroactively called service time (including the less than 10 days in the minors).

        So he had I think 53 or 55 days which would normally make him ineligible, but then MLB ruled the time in the minors between the stints on the major league roster would not be considered service time (even though the CBA says it is).

    • MannyGeee

      Also, everyone in New England wants to remind you that Wil Middlebrooks walks on water and heals lepers on the Red Sox’s off days….

      • VT Yankee Fan

        Plenty of us Yankee fans on New England’s west coast.

        • MannyGeee

          When I say ‘everyone in New England’, I of course don’t mean you, me or Brian (Brian and I are in NH)….

          It’s a generalization, because you know as much as I do that I am only 1/2 joking…

          • VT Yankee Fan

            Great fun being here when the Sawks struggle isn’t it?

            • MannyGeee

              It’s like Disneyland, Las Vegas and a train wreck all rolled into one…

      • mt

        Another error tonight – love it.

        • MannyGeee

          Did they ‘YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK’ again? Too goddam funny, the Boston Sports Radio guys were having a field day with that today.

      • eephus_pitch

        Will Middlebrooks = the new Rudy Pemberton

  • Dan in Atlanta

    Man I am a minute slow tonight

  • MannyGeee

    Ok… So itll be one of those Phil nights… I am ok with that…

  • mt

    This should be interesting – Yanks have never hit a homer against Justin Masterson (I believe as a starter)

  • Hummingbird S.

    he really needs a week off

    • Greg

      A few days

  • Greg

    Yesterday I expected the Yankees to get 2-3. This is the one they should drop, so if we win this, its a bonus

  • Dewayne is wise

    Jeter goes yard tonight i am calling it

  • MannyGeee

    Yuck… Bowling ball sinker.

  • James A

    Was giving up Masterson and Hagadone worth a year and a half of V-Mart and Matt Barnes for the Sox?

    • MannyGeee

      Hind sight. They shoulda kept V Mart.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Cano took forever to get down the line…

    • MannyGeee

      Not a fast guy. He is better off hitting it 420ft and jogging

      • Hummingbird S.

        agreed

    • Dewayne is wise

      Lazy dominican
      ;)

  • Greg

    Poor Marlins. 5-0 Cardinals in the first.

    • Tom

      When do the Yankees play them again? (gotta love unbalanced interleague!)

    • Dewayne is wise

      That new stadium is going to have a hard time to pay it off.

      • MannyGeee

        Nah, sell Goya some more advertising space and tell Ozzie to say some more stupid shit… They’ll get the attendance up.

        • Dewayne is wise

          They can have takis night

    • mt

      Tonight might be either a Zambrano or Guillen meltdown – so good in May and so bad in June.

  • MannyGeee

    Wait… Toronto signed Aaron Laffey AND Jamie Moyer?

    Awesome. And then there were 4…

    • Monterowasdinero

      Catcher won’t need a glove.

  • MannyGeee

    Yikes… Those pop flys are getting poppier as the game goes on… Trending backwards

  • Dewayne is wise

    I miss johnny daman
    And my Old job.
    -Kim Jones

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

      Jones is with the NFL Network now. I highly doubt she misses YES.

  • Tom

    Following online – is Hughes actually working down in the zone? And occasionally inside to lefties?

    If so, that is a real good sign… he was working down a lot more during his good stretch and in his last start pretty much everything was up in the zone. He still can get his outs up in the zone, but he needs to work down occasionally to keep hitters honest.

  • Tom

    Come on Wise! Get on base and clear the pitcher’s spot in the lineup

    • Chip

      First thought: “Aren’t they in Yankee Sta….”

      Second thought: “Heh, good one”

  • Hummingbird S.

    hey look at that, we are getting baserunners… now the pitcher spot!

    • MannyGeee

      Pinch hit CC…

      #only1/2joking

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

    Come on chris, time for one of your ridiculous well timed hits.

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

      Well done Chris…Well done.

  • Dewayne is wise

    Our new gritty player DW.

  • Need Pitching

    wow, just wow

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

    Swing the damn bat Stew.

    • MannyGeee

      Nah, more exciting when you piss away 2 strikes first…

    • CP

      Really? I’m not sure I’d ever say that…

    • Tom

      So can Jeter catch Cal on his birthday? just needs 2 more hits right?

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, really? 2 bunts?

  • Dewayne is wise

    Bunting with two outs?
    Bring back blue eyes

  • Mike N

    I don’t like bunting here, because you wanna run up the pitch count on this sinker baller. It’ll pay dividends later.

  • Tony

    He makes Martin look like Joey Votto

  • Andy

    His swings are gross

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

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

    Haha, so Chris Stewart.

    • Need Pitching

      clutchest weak contact EVER!!!

  • Greg

    HE DROPPED IT

  • Hummingbird S.

    AWESOME!

  • pat

    Fuckin Stewart. BALLS!!

  • Need Pitching

    lmfao

  • Tony

    That was the most amazing way to score a run

  • Hall and Nokes

    CHRIS STEWART MFERS!!!!

  • Chip

    Chris Stewart has one of the ugliest swings I’ve ever seen in the big leagues…….yet manages to continue to do that

  • flamingo

    That was a timely single.

  • Greg

    Chris Stewart knows where all of you live, by the way

  • Dewayne is wise

    Stewie
    Better to be lucky than good.

  • Tony

    the Indians announcers are getting very pissed

  • Mike N

    The ball looked fair when it hit his glove.

  • MannyGeee

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa???? Bizarro week in NYS… Wise is hitting like a boss and Chris Stewart is getting clutch hits at a Melkian pace…

    Cats chasing dogs man, cats chasing dogs…

  • Tony

    Now the Indians announcers are claiming the Yankees are getting calls because they are in Yankee stadium

  • Mike N

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

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

    Justin gives Derek a Birthday present.

    • jjyank

      I didn’t give him anything!

      I know what you meant. I just can’t help responding to my own name.

  • Greg

    2-2 with RISP tonight

    • Chip

      Neither of which have gotten out of the infield

  • pat

    HAHAHAHA I am almost embarrassed at this “rally”. Almost.

  • Chip

    Wow, Masterson is not having any BABIP luck out there

  • MannyGeee

    Wow… This is a strange inning. You can take your too many homers and shove them up your ass, I suppose…

    • Mike N

      This small ball crap is never gonna work in the playoffs.

  • Dewayne is wise

    Jeter with an athim ball

  • Mike N

    That last pitch looked hittable.

  • pat

    When you’re 0 for your last 14 of course they call that 1-1 pitch a strike. SMH.

    • pat

      And of course you come through. This is sexy.

  • Mike N

    YEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    3-for-3 with RISP bitches

    • MannyGeee

      #toomanynon-homers!

  • Greg

    3-3!

  • Hummingbird S.

    look at that! 3-3 with RISP, grandy going the other way… too much awesomeness right now

  • MannyGeee

    Oh boy… This is fun!

  • Tony

    Is this how Mets fans usually feel with 2 outs and RISP?

    • Need Pitching

      lol, yes

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

    too many homers? Ha!

  • Need Pitching

    NPORISPH

  • Frank

    4 straight 2 out hits. Imagine that.

  • Mike

    Winning with small ball, finally!!

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

      I’d much rather Grandy go yard there.

    • MannyGeee

      The NL has a sense of pride right now…

  • SMK

    BABIP ftw!

  • flamingo

    Way to beef up the RISP hit count!

  • jjyank

    ZOMG RISPHITS

    • Erica

      !!!!!!!!!!1one

  • Dewayne is wise

    The yankees can only score with the HR

  • flamingo

    He’s gotten five outs and is over 50 pitches. Amazing.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the problem is that if we end up winning this with singles, the media will ask where our power went and how it just wasn’t sustainable.

    • MannyGeee

      This. ‘All the singles in the world won’t get you over the hump in October’

    • Mike N

      Mark Feinsand was on The Herd Monday morning saying all that “the Yanks may do fine in the regular season with the long ball, but against good pitchers in the post-season, blah, blah bullshit”. I am going to listen very carefully to what he writes or says tomorrow if the Yanks do end up winning with singles.

      • MannyGeee

        It’ll never happen. They’ll hit 4 home runs off the pen tonight and feed the fire

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

    Masterson already at 55 pitches through 2…that’s nice

  • Hummingbird S.

    pitches 1 and 2 to A-Rod were precisely in the middle of the plate but he didnt swing..

    • pat

      Maybe because they started in the left handed batters box?

    • Greg

      The second one he should have swung at.
      The first one had good movement.

      I sense you are nitpicking

    • Chip

      Hmmmmm, they’re getting hits with runners on, what can I complain about next?

      • MannyGeee

        The answer is obviously “A Rods fault”…. hummingbirds job is to figure out the question…

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

    “The Yankees are never going to make the playoffs like this…great pitchers don’t allow extended rallies, you need to be able to hit one out of the park every so often.” Francesa tomorrow.

    • Erica

      ANDY PETTITTE IS…

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

        A STAATING PITCHA!!!

  • Dela G

    What a great two out rally

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, that was pretty sweet. Should be into that abortion of a bullpen before long…

  • Dewayne is wise

    And the girardi love for stewie has reached the mitre stage.

    • pat

      Should have started an injured Martin.

      • MannyGeee

        Shhhhhhhhhhhh…, you’re ruining the narrative!

      • Dewayne is wise

        Meaning we will not upgrade the back up catcher this year.

  • Hummingbird S.

    yep, crappy Hughes (or real Hughes)

    • Need Pitching

      nope… crappy Hughes gives up HR’s, not ground balls

    • Hummingbird S.

      phew… that was a GOOD escape

    • pat

      Weak ground balls. Wish that was crappy Hughes.

  • Greg

    Double Play!

  • MannyGeee

    2 on, no outs, Choo up… Mad worried

    • MannyGeee

      Thank you MLB At Bat 12 for being a minute behind….

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    phil hughes, fly ball pitcher

  • JonS

    Hughes’ curve ball to Choo had a nasty factor of 100!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that was ibanez graceful, right there

    • Need Pitching

      looks like a gold glover in the box score

  • Erica

    Swish has been KILLIN’ it in right these past two days.

    Hai guys!

    • MannyGeee

      But wait… Trolls came through here a few weeks ago and told me Swisher was shit defensively…

      /confused

      • Erica

        Ugh. Trolls trump everything. MY B. :(

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

        He only makes good plays in garbage time.

        • MannyGeee

          Yeah, that too…

        • Erica

          You’re exactly right. Even when they count for an out… do they actually matter? Answer: no. Garbage time is all the time for the Swish man.

          trolololo

  • Monterowasdinero

    I’d like a win extra-rispy please.

  • Pat D

    Robbie just never hustles out of the box on those groundouts.

  • Mike N

    I lost the plot here: whose glasses are they making fun of???

  • pat

    Hah, Paulie used to “drop” a lot of helmets in his day. Also bats, coolers, gloves, clubhouse doors etc.

  • Tom

    Yankees need to realize trying to pull a sinkerball pitcher is a fools errand (unless the pitch is middle-in). Would like to see more folks do what Granderson did – take the ball the other way (or at least up the middle)

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

      Yeah! I mean it’s not like they’ve already scored 3 runs against him…oh wait…

      • Need Pitching

        2 of which scored because Granderson used that approach

      • Tom

        The 3 runs… 2 on the Granderson single (who’s approach I praised), 1 run on whatever that thing Chris Stewart did was.

        The score doesn’t mean they have a good approach. Your confusing the result with the process. How many 2-0, 2-1 outside sinkers have the Yankees rolled over on already?

        • Tom

          Your = you’re (yikes)

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

          Honestly, I’m listening to the radio, and watching gameday…so I don’t get the benefit of really seeing where pitches are. I feel like the Gameday’s K-zone only gives you an idea of where the ball was, I also don’t get to see the contact they’re making.

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

            By the way, with the lack of spelling, grammar, syntax, and semantic correctness by some people here being upset about your your/you’re mistake was the last thing I was thinking about on your comment.

    • Need Pitching

      +1

      (not holding my breath)

  • jjyank

    I think Paul O’Neil would have sex with a milkshake if he could.

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

      Then he’d have a love affair with an ice cream sandwich

      /arrested development’d

      • Erica

        And then slap some meat.

      • Mike N

        They need to feed these fuckers some snacks before the games.

        • Erica

          Paul usually eats throughout the duration of the game! It’s amazing, actually, how much food the man consumes in 3 hours.

  • Greg

    Aaron and Cobb. They showed this on MLB Network

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Strike five by Hughsey!

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

    Completely random factoid I heard today: Derek is 11 hits ahead of the pace Pete Rose was at his 38th birthday.

    • Greg

      Ironic. They just said that on broadcast. The trivia question was which two hitter have more hits than Jeter at the age of 38.

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

        You answered it already, I see…but Cobb would’ve been my only guess.

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

      Michael Kay beat you to it 13489237498 times.

    • Mike N

      Rose kept playing until he was how old?

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

        45, he’s the only guy in baseball history with 1,000+ hits after his 38

      • jjyank

        Yeah, and he had the benefit of being a player/manager too. No way Jeter gets to play until his mid-40’s.

        • MannyGeee

          Well, no if they don’t give Nima night off he won’t!

      • Pat D

        Technically, 45.

        Technically, he’s still playing the game today.

      • tyrone sharpton

        69 i heard…he and rickey and steve finley were ancient when they called it quits

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      So sick of this “random ” factoid

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I can’t believe Hughes is getting the curve over for a strike. That’s amazing. Makes him completely different pitcher when he can drop the show-me for a strike.

  • Mike N

    Hughes is looking pretty good so far.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow. Hughes has a 1-2-3. Yankees have no home runs with a 3 run lead…

    Am I having a stroke? I smell burnt toast

  • Darren

    If I live in Manhattan and I want to watch Yankee games on my computer, either live or the encore, what can I do? MLB.com won’t work if I live i an area covered by Time Warner, right?

    So, do I have to be a Time Warner customer? And if I do, then I have to watch games near my TWC modem, right?

    What the hell are my options?

    Sorry to interrupt but right now my only option is to follow along with you guys or listen to Suzzyn and Pa Sterling.

    • Mike N

      If you have Time Warner, you can watch the games anywhere in home territory on your computer with Yankees on YES option via MLB.com, but you have to pay a separate fee for the season.

      • Mike N

        And to clarify, by “have Time Warner”, I mean “be a Time Warner customer”.

      • Darren

        Thanks – if you don’t have TWC, you can’t watch them in home territory? That seems crazy.

        • MannyGeee

          Welcome to the MLB…

        • Mike N

          Correct. They are blacked out on MLB.com in home territory. So if you are a TWC (or any other cable provider that carries YES) customer and MLB.com subscriber, then you can watch any Yankee game from anywhere via the Internet, except for those that are on a national broadcast and not on YES or My9.

          • Mike N

            Correction; I just checked, and it looks like the My9 games are not available in market via Yankees on YES.

    • pat

      This game is My9 if you happen to have basic cable.

    • flamingo

      I think you can watch on the YES Network site for about $50.

      • Mike N

        Nope. This is Yankees on YES, and only the games broadcast on YES are available (and only if you are a subscriber to certain cable providers who carry YES).

        • flamingo

          Oh, thanks for clarifying.

    • Incitatus

      If you’re looking to get around the local blackout with MLB.tv, you could try setting up an overseas VPN connection and use that to rout your internet traffic. I can’t personally assure you that works, but I don’t see how they could find you out if you did it. Of course, then you’re paying for the overseas VPN connection, but it’s a hell of a lot less than a cable bill.

  • Greg

    SHAKES FOR EVERYONE!

  • Mike N

    Actually, I could use one of those Lobel’s roast beef sangwiches. Those fuckers are delicious!!

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

      Seriously…I have one every time I go to the Stadium. I can’t think of a better way to spend money on food at the stadium than the Lobel’s sandwich and some Garlic fries. Throw in an 8 dollar beer (blue moon from behind home plate) and it’s the most delicious 30 bucks you can spend at the stadium.

      • Mike N

        I know, right? One time we tried those meatball sangwiches from the Parm stand, but I didn’t like it. A real meatball sangwich is round balls on a hoagie roll. These fuckers were a patty thing made of meatball meat (which was decently tasty) on a round bun.

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

          ugh, this is why I spend the extra to either hit Hard Rock before the game, or the Lobel sandwiches.

          • Erica

            Go to Billy’s!!! Their food is bangin’. Yes. Bangin’.

            • Mike N

              This is in the Stadium? What kind of food?

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

                No, it’s on River St, I’ve walked by it a bunch of times, because sometimes I park a few blocks away at the courthouse.

                • Mike N

                  Oh, yeah. We pass that place all the time, and never really thought of going in. Next time we’ll give it a try!

              • Erica

                Nope, right outside the Stadium (right where Bald Vinny sets up his tee-shirt stand). They have a huge menu – wraps, burgers, etc. (That’s really all I can remember because I was overwhelmed with choices.) It’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the food inside the Stadium, that’s for sure.

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

              Thanks! I’ll definitely check it out the next time I hit the stadium. I usually get a pre/post game beer at the place right next to Billy’s…the name of which is escaping me.

              • Erica

                Oh, very cool! Yeah, I wandered in there before the last game because I wanted to avoid eating either Stadium food or getting a crapola sandwich at Subway.

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

                  Completely understand that, cause I’m not kidding when I say the Lobel’s sandwich, Garlic Fries and Beer cost roughly 30 bucks.

                  • Erica

                    Daaaaamn, that meal sounds like a rootin’ TOOTIN’ good time.

  • Need Pitching

    Stewie!!!

    LMFAO

    weak contact FTW

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Going to watch the resurrection of Christ (Rizzo’s first AB)

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      E6

  • Pat D

    Chris Stewart flies in the face of quality major league players.

  • Greg

    Chris Stewart’s taking names right now

  • must be a troll today

    phil hughes fucking sucks baLLS. 2 hits in 4 innings? AND 57 pitches? he needs to be economical.

    • MannyGeee

      I was gonna go HAM until I read your name… Well played

      • Erica

        Literally had the same reaction.

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

        Haha +1

  • MannyGeee

    Stewart!

  • MannyGeee

    Happy birthday, here’s a strikeout…

  • Greg

    Hearing Kay do television promos is amusing

  • Pat D

    I’d post something about the Red Sox/Blue Jays game right now, but I don’t want to jinx anything, so I won’t.

    Just go look at the box score so far.

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

      The Yankees gave away an ace in Aaron Laffey.

      • Need Pitching

        Fire Cashman

    • Greg

      http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=320626102

      Let’s just say an old friend of ours is doing some work

      • Kramerica Industries

        I honestly forget which year Laffey Taffey was on this team.

        Was it last year? Or 2010? Or was 2010 “only” the year of the Mitre and Gaudin?

        Fuzzy memory FTW.

        • Greg

          Last year

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

          Last year. I remember he was part of those bullpen games they had at the end of the year, when they’d just throw a bunch of relievers out there with Sept. call-ups while setting up the playoff rotation.

          • Greg

            I remember he came in against the Twins one game after an AJ Burnett blowup

      • Erica

        Embedded Yankee?

    • MannyGeee

      Good times. Very Nunez-ian…

      • MannyGeee

        He fucking launched that throw to first…

        #thafuuuchah!

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

    Some teams would have to be reeeeeeallly patient with Damon for him to get 3,000 hits.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    kotchman is posada slow

  • Erica

    Mmmmm. Love those 3-6-3 double plays!

  • pat

    Sexy.

  • Need Pitching

    Soooo … when did Phil Hughes become a ground ball pitcher?

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

      lol just let it happen.

      • Need Pitching

        yeah, I’m definitely not complaining

    • MannyGeee

      Same time Swisher became Willie Mays.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hey, remember when Casey Kotchman was hitting .330-.340 for the Rays into late August last year?

    That fluke has had a predictable crash this year. I guess being an “elite contact hitter”* doesn’t do much for you when you suck, does it?

    *Thanks, Brian Anderson, for that GEM of “praise”.

  • pat

    Nice, Grandy. Now Run.

    • pat

      Well, not on that pitch, thankfully.

  • Monterowasdinero

    ARod once again proving we can win without him.

    • pat

      Is this an AB to AB thing, game by game, or what?

      • Monterowasdinero

        6 for 37 and the fact that we have played well when he was injured in 2010 and 11.

        • Chip

          I miss Cody Ransom, we did so great with him

  • Hummingbird S.

    Look at Robbie showing the patience!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Stewart hit for Robbie

  • MannyGeee

    You know what would be awesome? If A Rod would start hitting…

  • Need Pitching

    Robbie stealing the Chris Stewart weak contact approach to getting hits

  • Greg

    Productive

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

    Tex w/ the sacfly…is that RISPFAIL? RISPWIN? RISPNUTERAL?

    • Need Pitching

      I’d go with RISPNEUTRAL

      • MannyGeee

        I was thinking RISPTASTIC….

  • Monterowasdinero

    Yanks breathe (rispire) easier now.

  • MannyGeee

    …….. Ummm. Small ball bitches.

  • Mike N

    More runs!

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

    Wednesday afternoon games in back to back weeks? strange.

  • Mike N

    How do you hurt your lat??

    • MannyGeee

      Your asking me like I have lats….

  • Mike N

    That ball went SWISH!!!!!!

  • Erica

    What are all these good things happening right nao!!!

  • Greg

    Bronson Arroyo has a perfect game going against the Brewers through 6 innings

    • MannyGeee

      Of course he does.

      • Greg

        Correction he doesn’t have one.

        He hit Ryan Braun with a pitch in the first inning.

        Still a no-no

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

      nope. Braun was HBP.

      • MannyGeee

        Ok, but still a no-no, right?

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

          Yep.

      • Greg

        I just saw that, yea.

    • PJ

      Bronson Arroyo and Coco Crisp have always been at the second tier of players i absolutely detest. The first tier being filled out by Trot Nixon and Jason Varitek. First time I have ever, and quite possibly will ever root against a perfect game.

  • MannyGeee

    Hitting!

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

    SSS and all…but Middlebrooks has 1 hit and 2 errors since Youkilis was traded.

    • MannyGeee

      Tha Futuah!

      • Pat D

        The fatwah?

  • pat

    Damn that pitch ended up behind you Raul.

  • Erica

    Good GOD I love HOPE Week.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the yanks are putting on a situational hitting clinic today

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Shin Soo Choo is probably my favorite non-Yankee player right now.

  • MannyGeee

    So, are we all on the same page? Indians suck ass, right?

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

      I can’t believe they are tied for first in the loss column. AL CentrAAAAl indeed.

  • DERP

    Orioles are now 1 for their last 37 with RISP. It’s not a problem because they are legit and real. No worries

  • Steve

    Anyone else hear the ringing in the background every three seconds?

  • Mike N

    HUGHES!

  • Erica

    Huuuuuuuuughes

  • Need Pitching

    Sweet curve, Phil

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I guess Carlos Santana isn’t so “Smooth” after all…

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

    • Erica

      +Infinity

  • Greg

    I wanted that curve when he got to two strikes and it worked

  • pat

    This is 2006 Trenton Hughes.

    • Steve

      We haven’t seen these curveballs in a long time. That’s why he was such a great prospect. I wonder how he regained them after so long…

      • jjyank

        Well he did ditch if for a different grip for awhile right? Maybe it’s taken awhile to get the feel back of the old one.

  • DERP

    Let’s go. Phil fuckin Hughes.

  • Mike N

    And with another nasty curve!

  • MannyGeee

    One week smoke free today. Just thought I’d throw that out there on account of the NY smokes commercial keeps badgering me.

    • Greg

      Good luck

      • Mike N

        Srsly. Keep it up.

        • MannyGeee

          Thx guys

    • Erica

      Congrats. It’s possible to fully quit and you are on your way!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      A buddy of mine has started using those electronic “cigarettes.” He hasn’t smoked a cig in months.

      • MannyGeee

        That’s what I’m doing… I tried to smoke a butt 2 days in and gave up after 2 drags. Sticking with these…

        Disclaimer: I am 3 good scotches or 1 good fight with my wife from falling off the wagon, but I think we might make it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Congrats, dude. Rooting for you.

  • jjyank

    Damn, did not think this dinner would take me an hour to cook. I’ve only caught bits and pieces of the game, how’s Hughes looked beyond his line?

    • Mike N

      Really good. Nasty curve ball tonight.

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

      Easily one of his best games of the year.

    • pat

      In control. Keeping the FB low, dropping the curve for strikes and burying it for swings and misses when necessary.

    • Erica

      Whatcha making?

      • Mike N

        Hahahahah. Yeah! FOOD!

      • jjyank

        Steak, brown rice, and home fries. Easily the best meal I’ve ever made, if I do say so myself.

        • Erica

          Dericious!

    • Hummingbird S.

      He’s been great

    • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com ColoYank

      Nothing much has really changed about Hughes. He’s at his best moving the fastball around for strikes. Strikes on both sides of the plate. And now he’s working the curve in to excellent effect.

    • jjyank

      Thanks guys, appreciate the responses.

      • Mike N

        Now we get some of your steak.

        • jjyank

          Nah, its the home fries you want. They’re straight up bangin’.

  • Greg

    Arroyo through 7. He got past Braun in that inning which is significant

  • Tom

    Angels up 5-1 on the O’s. Matusz gone after allowing 13 hits in 5 innings.

    Have to wonder how much longer that starting rotation can hold up. The pen is very good, but unless they make a deal for a starter, I can’t see them lasting in the race very long.

    • Mike N

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Os finish under .500.

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

        I’d be shocked if they don’t.

        • Mike N

          I was trying to be kind.

      • Tom

        +1

        I’d think it is more likely than unlikely that they finish under .500 (even given they are 10 games over .500 right now)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Maaaaaaaaaybe they finish above Toronto.

    • Pat D

      At some point Hammel and Chen have to turn into pumpkins, right?

  • Karl Krawfid

    I feel old watching Cano give hitting advice in the dugout :(

    • pat

      “I mostly hit home runs because I don’t like running around the bases. You should try too”

      • pat

        “When a pitcher tries to jam you, just tuck your arms and swing as hard as you can, usually the ball will go into the upper deck.”

      • CP

        I love that they had a shot of him during God Bless America and he was talking and laughing to Ibanez.

    • MannyGeee

      ‘Hey man, you feel like being in a home run derby?’.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    why isn’t the arroyo no hitter on mlbn? would they switch over if he makes it to 8 or 9?

    • Tom

      I think they usually cut over in the 8th.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    think paul just said brett wise

    • Need Pitching

      yep

  • Mike N

    Nice!!

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

    DWAYNE WISE!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    WISE!

  • Jack

    Holy shit.

  • Pat D

    I knew there was no fucking way he caught that!

    • Greg

      We still don’t know. That ball could have bounced straight up and right back down into his glove. We’ll never really know

      • Pat D

        The replay I just saw pretty clearly showed it falling out of his glove straight to the ground.

      • Greg

        No you’re right.

  • Kramerica Industries

    No way Wise caught that, but who cares. Same thing happened in a Royals/Pirates game a week or so ago.

  • pat

    HAHAHAHHAA HE dropped it!!

  • Need Pitching

    Wow, great play!!

    or Great fake play!!

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

    Jumping into the stands was a wise play…

  • Mike N

    HAHAHAHAH! What a fake out! Love it!

  • Dewayne is wise

    Is earning playing time

  • DERP

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

  • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com ColoYank

    Thanks to whoever put that ball in Wise’s glove.

  • Need Pitching

    This game has been extremely enjoyable so far.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    yea for getting good breaks, i can’t wait for mlbn, espn, media to rant about how the yankees cheat and games are fixed and baseball is slowly dying because of the yanks.

  • Mike N

    You could see those little kids rooting around. They must have grabbed the ball and stuck it in his glove.

  • Greg

    Taylor Green a rookie breaks up Arroyo’s no-no in the eighth

    • Kramerica Industries

      First pitch I saw of that game.

      But hey, the first pitch I saw of Matt Cain’s perfect game was a fly ball that landed in Gregor Blanco’s glove. You win some, you lose some.

  • Karl Krawfid

    omg did that really happen lol

  • Dewayne is wise

    Home town fans the best

  • jjyank

    That’s hilarious. Someone legit put that ball back in Wise’s glove.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    That was hilarious.

    But for all the blown ump calls and bullshit that happens, this is one of those “well that’s the way it is sometimes.”

    Hilarious.

  • DERP

    Dustin Pedroia thrown out at home lol

    • Tom

      It was a scrappy and gritty out though.

  • MannyGeee

    Cory Hart doubles to break up the no-no

  • Mike N

    YAY! ROD!

  • Greg

    AN A BOMB!

  • pat

    Hahahaha fuck you haters.

  • Pat D

    Fucking A, ARod. Ruin a no-HR win, why don’t ya?

  • Karl Krawfid

    A bomb

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Jesus. A man has no time to get home from work and have dinner anymore. It’s the bottom of the seventh!

    In honor of this game, I’m baking my good friend, MannyGeee, some fresh pumpkin pie.

    PHIL PHUCKING HUGHES.

    AND ALEX PHUCKING RODRIGUEZ.

    • MannyGeee

      I have never been so happy to be so wrong. And I accept your pumpkin pie, but with my foot in my mouth I may not be able to fully enjoy it.

      Cheers!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You can never not enjoy some pumpkin pie.

        • MannyGeee

          Well played, Tilapia… Well played.

  • Cy Pettitte

    warning track power

  • flamingo

    A-ROD! It’s been awhile!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Why is Joe Girardi holding a baseball?

    • pat

      That’s the fake one the fan gave Wise.

      • Monterowasdinero

        No ball in Wise’s glove.

  • Jack

    Only the second deck? Stuart is right, he sucks.

  • Erica

    ALEX

  • jjyank

    Suck it stuart.

    Love,

    A-Rod

    • tyrone sharpton

      what did stuart say?

      • jjyank

        Are you new to game threads?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that was a stat padding BOMB if ive ever seen one

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

    The Yankees paid the fans out there to put the ball in Wise’s glove.

    /ESPN

  • Greg

    In that replay the guy in the red shirt was holding up a baseball. The booth guys are now wondering whether that was the foul ball and the ball in the glove was the property of whoever put it in?

  • Greg

    In that replay the guy in the red shirt was holding up a baseball. The booth guys are now wondering whether that was the foul ball and the ball in the glove was the property of whoever put it in?

    • Greg

      sorry repeat

    • Cy Pettitte

      Was there anything even in Wise’s glove? I don’t recall him showing the ump the ball in the replay.

      • Mike N

        Yeah, he had a ball in his glove when he stood back up.

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

          it did’t look like it.

          • Mike N

            Yeah, I think you’re right.

    • Need Pitching

      not sure Wise even had any ball in his glove

  • MannyGeee

    LOL Red Sox. Today is fucking awesome

  • Need Pitching

    https://twitter.com/JackCurryYES/status/217786787521769472

    interesting, maybe ARod needs more off days

  • must be a troll today

    FUCK arod. only hits home runs when the game is out of reach

  • Mike N

    OMG!! They just showed how it happened! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Holy shit that is awesome.

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

    Let Hughes go all the way.

    • Monterowasdinero

      This.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow that ump is hilariously incompetent. Wise did have nothing in his glove.

  • Monterowasdinero

    There was NO ball in the glove. What a joke that ump is.

  • Tom

    So Arroyo went from no hitter to coughing up a 3 run lead on 3 pitches. That’s got to suck.

  • Mike N

    Yeah, Hughes!

    I thought when he stood up from the ground, he had a ball in his glove.

  • pat

    This is in the running for my favorite game of the year.

  • MannyGeee

    Thanks Phil… Sorry I called you a pumpkin.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This just in: Phil Hughes is the motherfucking balls.

    • jjyank

      I don’t know a Phil Hughes. Phil Hughesllday is pitching tonight, however. I think you might be refering to him.

  • Greg

    If what Mike N. is saying is true, that goes back to my original theory. Did somebody just stick a random ball they brought with them into the glove?

    • Mike N

      I think maybe he never had a ball in his glove, but the kids handed him a ball that he then displayed with his free hand.

  • Athenian

    Well now that ARod hit a home run, the Yankees are sure to win. Without the home run, they easily would have blown the lead and lost. #ESPNidiocy

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Everyone’s in the party. Fans. Umps. hot dog vendor.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Athenian.

  • Jim Is Bored

    Can’t wait to see what Jimmy McNulty has to say tomorrow

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m actually wondering where Hummingbird went.

      • Destroyer of Trolls

        You’re welcome.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Now this guy I can get behind.

          • jjyank

            Heh that was me.

  • flamingo

    I hope Girardi leaves Hughes in to start the ninth…

  • Greg

    And now Jack Hannahan got ejected for arguing that call

  • pat

    Love the ump covering his ass by ejecting him. #SoCorrupt

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso
    • MannyGeee

      Don’t worry, you can cut &paste that entire thread next time Hughes gets lit up and save us all an afternoon…

      Hughes has no heart…!

  • Fin

    So this is the new Hughes, hes either awesome or awful, doesnt seem to be an inbetween. It is fun to watch Hughes succeed.

  • Monterowasdinero

    That Wise play will be on the blooper shows for sure. I guess that’s why we have 6 umps in the WS.

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

      didn’t help with Mauer’s ball in 09.

      • Monterowasdinero

        That was truly an atrocious call too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DiMuro ejects Hannahan after completely blowing the call. hilarious.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Cleveland will blame their season on that Wise non-catch.

  • MannyGeee

    Hannahan got thrown out of the game for arguing the Wise ‘alleged’ catch? Good thinking, stupid.

  • Tom

    So was the Wise “catch” a new part of HOPE week?

    Fans giving balls back to the players when in need?

    • pat

      LOL +1

    • Monterowasdinero

      Ump HOPEless.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Choo has a freaking cannon. wow.

  • Mike N

    MORE RUNS!@!!! DO IT!!!

  • pat

    Cleveland should realize they’re out of it and trade us Choo for Dellin Betances.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      no, for jack cust and russell branyan

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It goes to show: ANYONE can be in first place in the AL Central.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        replyfail

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

    The Indians will have lost 4 straight by scores of 8-1, 7-1, 7-1, and now 5-0 (and probably worse). At least when the Yankees were losing, they were semi-competitive.

    • MannyGeee

      They are the worst team still in contention, hands down.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Are the Marlins still technically in contention?

        If they aren’t, I totally agree. Cleveland is awful. -54 run differential after tonight? Blech.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Are the Marlins still technically in contention?

        If they aren’t, I totally agree. Cleveland is awful. -54 run differential after tonight? Blech.

  • Dewayne is wise

    That was great quick thinking yankee fans put something white in wises glove. Lol this will be all over bspn the redsox home network tomorrow.

    • MannyGeee

      Over under on Jeffrey Maier mentions? They will petition for electric fences around the field to limit fan participation….

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Not gonna lie, if this happened to the Yankees I’d start the robot umps petition.

  • pat

    E) Andruw Jones for HR Derby

  • Dewayne is wise

    Wise its ok you made your play of the game

  • Mike N

    Nice!

  • pat

    STEWIE DOIN WORK

  • Need Pitching

    Chris Stewart: RBI Machine.

    • MannyGeee

      Extremely Melkian day for Chris Stewart…

  • pat

    No jump throw for you, Assdribble

  • Brian S.

    That was a catch about as much that CC is an ace. I know, late, but that’s my opinion.

    • pat

      Nice try troll.Everyone is in too good of a mood to give a sh*t. You get wifi under your bridge?

      • Brian S.

        You should check your sarcasm detector.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You can go either way on those sometimes, Brian. You’re a sarcasm meter tester.

        • pat

          Ahhh, it was “Bran” who made that asinine post. My apologies Brian.

    • Mike N

      Everyone knows it wasn’t a catch. But get this: No one gives a shit.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    People. Hughes is having a kick-ass start. It’s awesome and I’m enjoying it.

    But frankly, I want him to have an above average season before I’m convinced he’s going to be an above average pitcher.

    Just like I won’t overreact to a phucking awful start, I won’t overreact to a phucking amazing one either.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Right, that’s all anyone asks. It’s just ridiculous when people act as though he’s the worst thing in the universe after 1 poor start(which followed 5 good ones).

      He’s not Cy Young, but starts like this are why people still believe in him.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Understood. I’ll enjoy the June run. I’m just saying he’ll have to do a little more to make me really believe he’s as good as he appeared.

  • Buddy

    Time for the human victory cigar, Freddy “the Freak” Garcia.

  • Tom Q

    So, the Yankees apparently decided tonight to prove they could, too, drive in runners from third and hit with runners in scoring position. Apart from ARod’s home run, this is exactly the game the critics have been complaining the Yanks couldn’t win.

    • MannyGeee

      “good, now do it against a GOOD team”
      – The Critics

  • Kramerica Industries

    Considering all he can do is hit for power, Mr. Salty seems to come up with an inordinate amount of clutch home runs, doesn’t he?

  • Tom Q

    So, the Yankees apparently decided tonight to prove they could, too, drive in runners from third and hit with runners in scoring position. Apart from ARod’s home run, this is exactly the game the critics have been complaining the Yanks couldn’t win.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Considering all he can do is hit for power, Mr. Salty seems to come up with an inordinate amount of clutch home runs, doesn’t he?

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Yankees: too many homers, too many cheating fans, too many paid off umps, too much noise in the stands, too much salt on the pretzels.

    THEY SUCK!

  • Greg

    Aaron Laffey threw 6 shutout innings against the Red Sox. But the Jays could only manage one run of Dice-K and Jason Frasor just gave up a tying homer to Salty. 1-1

    • MannyGeee

      Blind squirrel. If the Red Sox are hopping for that bullpen to win it for them, they are gonna have a long night

      • Greg

        Actually their bullpen has really improved with Scott Atchison (1.36), Andrew Miller (2.16) and Matt Albers (2.67)

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

          Come on, do you really think they are gonna keep that up?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Cashman failed.

  • Brian S.

    So Freddy to pitch the 9th?

    • Greg

      Nope Cory Wade

  • pat

    Bah, wish Hughes could have started the inning and gotten a standing O.

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

      You actually can’t do that anymore, MLB changed the rule. If the starter comes out and warms up before the inning, he has to face a batter unless the other team pinch-hits.

  • DERP

    Andrelton Simmons might be my favorite player. Love that guy.

  • DERP

    flaccidity imminent now that Wade is in

    • Mike N

      C’mon, Wade. Finish this!

  • MannyGeee

    Just watched the Wise ‘catch’. That was just a whole bucket load of awesome…

    From the people in the stands looking around like they stole out of the donation box, to Wise playing cool and not saying a word to anyone and getting the hell off the field, to the 17 replays…. Just hilarious.

  • DERP

    damn it

  • pat

    Fuckin Grandy took a step back. Come on dude. I want to defend you in the field.

    • Monterowasdinero

      He always does.

      • jjyank

        That’s how many outfielders are taught.

        • Monterowasdinero

          He has countered this by playing shallow but with Wade pitching and not wanting to give up an extra base hit he was playing deeper than usual.

  • DM

    Nice bounce back by Hughes — but I don’t know about the “big test” theory with this Indians lineup. And why pull him with a shut out going? 110 pitches? C’mon.

  • Monterowasdinero

    The Grandy weakness of stepping back before he charges cost us a shutout.

    Color me greedy.

  • Dewayne is wise

    And wade gives it up again please dfa this guy in jul

    • Monterowasdinero

      He probably will be.

      Hello Mr. Aardsma.

  • pat

    NOO SORIANO

  • MannyGeee

    Ok Corey wade… Let’s be done with this already. I have a pie to go eat…

  • Brian S.

    lol Corey Wade

  • Pat D

    Prediction: Cory Wade will be gone once Aardsma is ready.

    • Mike N

      Soon, please.

  • Mike N

    OH, CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching

    wow, Wade has really been awful lately

    • MannyGeee

      Looks like the magic has run out on Corey Wade. David Aardsma, C’mon down!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I really wanted to pitch tonight.

    Love,
    Rafael Soriano

  • Kramerica Industries

    Criminy.

    Cory Wade has fallen off the wagon HARD.

  • JohnnyC

    Y’all were saying about Wade? Just a few bad outings, eh?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Corey Wade just isn’t good anymore :(

  • Kramerica Industries

    Criminy.

    Cory Wade has fallen off the wagon HARD.

  • flamingo

    Cory Wade’s been… not so great lately.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    The ghost of Freddy Garcia…

    I feel bad for the guy…if Johnny Damon’s ball doesn’t fall he has a nice, scoreless inning.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Bleh, I meant Corey Wade. Whatever, you gys know I meant the dude pitching.

    • MannyGeee

      This is obviously not a reason to feel bad for Freddy, but rest a assured there are plenty to feel bad for Freddy Garcia

  • Dewayne is wise

    DFA

  • Tom Q

    And Wade puts himself higher and higher on the list of “guys we don’t trust when it matters”

  • pat

    Ball don’t lie. Guy gets ejected for arguing a bad call and his replacement hits a big HR.

  • Countryclub

    Chapman did 2 front rolls after gettin the 3rd out tonight. Seriously.

  • jjyank

    Damn it Wade.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    It’s WWWCWW.

    • MannyGeee

      I laughed

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Bonus points for actually figuring that out.

  • DERP

    Very glad that Wade has an option remaining.

  • Widget

    Wade is all sorts of bad. Wow.

  • Jim Is Bored

    Woof.

  • Stan

    Wade needs to take the dfa express. He has been garbage for a while.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    ADe may bron the chopping block before Eppley, believe it or not. He doesn’t have the feel that he had last year.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Anyone else having problems getting their posts through?

    My browser glitches every time I hit the submit feature. Kinda annoying, and causes duplicates, such as above…

  • Stan

    Wade needs to take the dfa express. He has been garbage for a while.

    • Crime Dog

      He has options I believe. No reason to DFA a useful piece.

      • JohnnyC

        Yeah, well that’s what LA and Tampa said too.

  • Hummingbird S.

    so… wade’s magic is gone?

    • Destroyer of Trolls

      No, but his ass just crapped out Hummingbird!

  • nsalem

    A-Rod’s HR which was referred to as stat padding is now represents the winning run.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Dude is clutch.

      7 for 38 but he made a nice play by the tarp.

      As long as Chris Stewart catches….we are fine.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    There’s a pumpkin on the Yankees but it Wade, not Hughes. He’s writing his ticket back to AAA when Joba or Aardsma come back.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Anyone else having problems getting their posts through?

    My browser glitches every time I hit the submit feature. Kinda annoying, and causes duplicates, such as above…

    • Tom Q

      Yep. I sure didn’t intend to post that verbose thing above twice.

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    Wade just helping Soriano pad his save totals.

    • MannyGeee

      My fantasy team thanks him

  • Crime Dog

    #UNTUCK

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

    Soriano is on my fantasy team so thanks for the free save, Cory!

  • Cy Pettitte

    conspiracy theory: they are trying to pad Soriano’s save total so he opts out

    • Brian S.

      Damn beat me to it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I was going to say “the natural order things will return before Wade really becomes a chopping block candidate,” but I’ll now change that to….

    YANKEEEEES WIN!!!!

    PHIL PHUCKIN HUGHES IS A STAHTIN PITCHA!

  • Tut

    How loud were the boos for Wade.

  • tyrone sharpton

    this is why the save is a great stat

  • DERP

    Cory Wade with no regard to our Pythagorean winning percentage

  • Dewayne is wise

    Soon
    Bullpen
    Sori,robertson
    Aardsma,Joba
    Eppley Rapada
    Logan

  • Monterowasdinero

    Thanks Cory. For last year. You are/were one of the few Yankee pitchers I can remember who could throw 3-0 changeups with the bases loaded.

    Thanks for the memories….

    • JohnnyC

      Wish he had a pitch he could get righties out with. Now he can’t get anybody out.

  • DM

    Give it Wade a break. He’s in the wrong role, and had been used too much lately. Phil should’ve chewed off another inning.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Agreed. I think he rights the ship before its his turn.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Or maybe he just pitched WAY over his head for the last year when he’s probably just a fungible journeyman middle reliever.

        I hope you’re right but I’m not so sure.

  • Brian S.

    Hey, the more saves Soriano gets the more likely he opts out. Wade is just helping us out in the long run.

  • Need Pitching

    So Paul O’Neill rule in effect for Cleveland tomorrow thanks to Wade.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Disregard.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Time for some sweepage tomorrow afternoon.

    And, on a selfish sidenote – as someone who is finally getting nuked in a fantasy matchup, thus far, I like getting the cheap save from Soriano. Every little bit helps in my quest to reach 12-0.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nip and Untuck?

  • Pat D

    I made the mistake of watching this and now I’ve got it stuck in my head.

    So I pass it on to all of you. Muhahahahahahaha.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvJybdcYbI

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Gotta love Hughes.

    Now who were those commenters insisting Freddy be given a spot in the rotation over Hughes back n spring training because he “earned” the spot over Hughes???

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

    Just got home from work, few things:
    God damnit ARod, this was supposed to be a homerless win.
    God Damnit Wade!
    Wise’s “catch:” fucking awesome
    PHIL PHUCKIN’ HUGHES
    Finally: #WINNING

  • RI$P FTW

    Is everyone that posts here 12 years old?

    • Brian S.

      Yes.

  • captain kiwi

    blech. thought i’d be home in time to see at least the end of this game. it truly warms my heart whenever i see a-rod hit a hr lol. and that “catch” by wise… sounded like a great game! i phucking love this team.