Game 73: A Big Test(s)


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


  1. Cofuzz says:

    This is Dewayne Wise’s game to win.

  2. Greg says:

    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.

  3. DJ4K&Monterowasdinero says:

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

  4. Pat D says:

    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.

  5. Cuso says:

    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.

  6. Itishighitisfaritisgonerightyouarejohn says:

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

  7. MannyGeee says:

    “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

  8. 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.

  9. James A says:

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

  10. Hummingbird S. says:

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

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

  12. Greg says:

    Classic Hughes. 0-2 to walk

  13. Hummingbird S. says:

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

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

  15. Dan in Atlanta says:

    Hiroki has to be the other

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

    • Greg says:

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

      • Dan in Atlanta says:

        130 ABs

      • Tom says:

        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 says:

      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….

  17. Dan in Atlanta says:

    Man I am a minute slow tonight

  18. MannyGeee says:

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

  19. mt says:

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

  20. Hummingbird S. says:

    he really needs a week off

  21. Greg says:

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

  22. Dewayne is wise says:

    Jeter goes yard tonight i am calling it

  23. MannyGeee says:

    Yuck… Bowling ball sinker.

  24. James A says:

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

  25. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cano took forever to get down the line…

  26. Greg says:

    Poor Marlins. 5-0 Cardinals in the first.

  27. MannyGeee says:

    Wait… Toronto signed Aaron Laffey AND Jamie Moyer?

    Awesome. And then there were 4…

  28. MannyGeee says:

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

  29. Dewayne is wise says:

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

  30. Tom says:

    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.

  31. Tom says:

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

  32. Hummingbird S. says:

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

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

  34. Dewayne is wise says:

    Our new gritty player DW.

  35. Need Pitching says:

    wow, just wow

  36. Mike Axisa says:

    Swing the damn bat Stew.

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, really? 2 bunts?

  38. Dewayne is wise says:

    Bunting with two outs?
    Bring back blue eyes

  39. Mike N says:

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

  40. Tony says:

    He makes Martin look like Joey Votto

  41. Andy says:

    His swings are gross

  42. Mike N says:


  43. Mike Axisa says:

    Haha, so Chris Stewart.

  44. Greg says:


  45. Hummingbird S. says:


  46. pat says:

    Fuckin Stewart. BALLS!!

  47. Need Pitching says:


  48. Tony says:

    That was the most amazing way to score a run

  49. Hall and Nokes says:


  50. Chip says:

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

  51. flamingo says:

    That was a timely single.

  52. Greg says:

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

  53. Dewayne is wise says:

    Better to be lucky than good.

  54. Tony says:

    the Indians announcers are getting very pissed

  55. Mike N says:

    The ball looked fair when it hit his glove.

  56. MannyGeee says:

    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…

  57. Tony says:

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

  58. Mike N says:


  59. Justin gives Derek a Birthday present.

  60. Greg says:

    2-2 with RISP tonight

  61. pat says:

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

  62. Chip says:

    Wow, Masterson is not having any BABIP luck out there

  63. MannyGeee says:

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

  64. Dewayne is wise says:

    Jeter with an athim ball

  65. Mike N says:

    That last pitch looked hittable.

  66. pat says:

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

  67. Mike N says:


  68. Mike Axisa says:

    3-for-3 with RISP bitches

  69. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  70. MannyGeee says:

    Oh boy… This is fun!

  71. Tony says:

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

  72. Need Pitching says:


  73. Frank says:

    4 straight 2 out hits. Imagine that.

  74. Mike says:

    Winning with small ball, finally!!

  75. SMK says:

    BABIP ftw!

  76. flamingo says:

    Way to beef up the RISP hit count!

  77. jjyank says:


  78. Dewayne is wise says:

    The yankees can only score with the HR

  79. flamingo says:

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

  80. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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 says:

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

    • Mike N says:

      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.

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

  82. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  83. “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.

  84. Dela G says:

    What a great two out rally

  85. MannyGeee says:

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

  86. Dewayne is wise says:

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

  87. Hummingbird S. says:

    yep, crappy Hughes (or real Hughes)

  88. Greg says:

    Double Play!

  89. MannyGeee says:

    2 on, no outs, Choo up… Mad worried

  90. Bartolo's Colon says:

    phil hughes, fly ball pitcher

  91. JonS says:

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

  92. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that was ibanez graceful, right there

  93. Erica says:

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

    Hai guys!

  94. Monterowasdinero says:

    I’d like a win extra-rispy please.

  95. Pat D says:

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

  96. Mike N says:

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

  97. pat says:

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

  98. Tom says:

    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)

  99. jjyank says:

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

  100. Greg says:

    Aaron and Cobb. They showed this on MLB Network

  101. The Scheister of Doom says:

    Strike five by Hughsey!

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

  103. Cuso says:

    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.

  104. Mike N says:

    Hughes is looking pretty good so far.

  105. MannyGeee says:

    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

  106. Darren says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • Darren says:

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

        • MannyGeee says:

          Welcome to the MLB…

        • Mike N says:

          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 says:

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

    • pat says:

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

    • flamingo says:

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

    • Incitatus says:

      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.

  107. Greg says:


  108. Mike N says:

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

  109. Need Pitching says:



    weak contact FTW

  110. Cuso says:

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

  111. Pat D says:

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

  112. Greg says:

    Chris Stewart’s taking names right now

  113. must be a troll today says:

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

  114. MannyGeee says:


  115. MannyGeee says:

    Happy birthday, here’s a strikeout…

  116. Greg says:

    Hearing Kay do television promos is amusing

  117. Pat D says:

    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.

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

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

  119. Bartolo's Colon says:

    kotchman is posada slow

  120. Erica says:

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

  121. Need Pitching says:

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

  122. Kramerica Industries says:

    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”.

  123. pat says:

    Nice, Grandy. Now Run.

  124. Monterowasdinero says:

    ARod once again proving we can win without him.

  125. Hummingbird S. says:

    Look at Robbie showing the patience!

  126. Hummingbird S. says:

    Stewart hit for Robbie

  127. MannyGeee says:

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

  128. Need Pitching says:

    Robbie stealing the Chris Stewart weak contact approach to getting hits

  129. Greg says:


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

  131. Monterowasdinero says:

    Yanks breathe (rispire) easier now.

  132. MannyGeee says:

    …….. Ummm. Small ball bitches.

  133. Mike N says:

    More runs!

  134. Wednesday afternoon games in back to back weeks? strange.

  135. Mike N says:

    How do you hurt your lat??

  136. Mike N says:

    That ball went SWISH!!!!!!

  137. Erica says:

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

  138. Greg says:

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

  139. MannyGeee says:


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

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

  141. pat says:

    Damn that pitch ended up behind you Raul.

  142. Erica says:

    Good GOD I love HOPE Week.

  143. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the yanks are putting on a situational hitting clinic today

  144. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  145. MannyGeee says:

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

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

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

  146. DERP says:

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

  147. Steve says:

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

  148. Mike N says:


  149. Erica says:


  150. Need Pitching says:

    Sweet curve, Phil

  151. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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


  152. Greg says:

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

  153. pat says:

    This is 2006 Trenton Hughes.

    • Steve says:

      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 says:

        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.

  154. DERP says:

    Let’s go. Phil fuckin Hughes.

  155. Mike N says:

    And with another nasty curve!

  156. MannyGeee says:

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

  157. jjyank says:

    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?

  158. Greg says:

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

  159. Tom says:

    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.

  160. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  161. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  162. Bartolo's Colon says:

    think paul just said brett wise

  163. Mike N says:


  164. Jack says:

    Holy shit.

  165. Pat D says:

    I knew there was no fucking way he caught that!

  166. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  167. pat says:

    HAHAHAHHAA HE dropped it!!

  168. Need Pitching says:

    Wow, great play!!

    or Great fake play!!

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

    Jumping into the stands was a wise play…

  170. Mike N says:

    HAHAHAHAH! What a fake out! Love it!

  171. Dewayne is wise says:

    Is earning playing time

  172. DERP says:


  173. ColoYank says:

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

  174. Need Pitching says:

    This game has been extremely enjoyable so far.

  175. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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.

  176. Mike N says:

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

  177. Greg says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  178. Karl Krawfid says:

    omg did that really happen lol

  179. Dewayne is wise says:

    Home town fans the best

  180. jjyank says:

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

  181. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.”


  182. DERP says:

    Dustin Pedroia thrown out at home lol

  183. MannyGeee says:

    Cory Hart doubles to break up the no-no

  184. Mike N says:

    YAY! ROD!

  185. Greg says:

    AN A BOMB!

  186. pat says:

    Hahahaha fuck you haters.

  187. Pat D says:

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

  188. Karl Krawfid says:

    A bomb

  189. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.



  190. Cy Pettitte says:

    warning track power

  191. flamingo says:

    A-ROD! It’s been awhile!

  192. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Why is Joe Girardi holding a baseball?

  193. Jack says:

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

  194. jjyank says:

    Suck it stuart.



  195. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that was a stat padding BOMB if ive ever seen one

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

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


  197. Greg says:

    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?

  198. Greg says:

    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?

  199. MannyGeee says:

    LOL Red Sox. Today is fucking awesome

  200. Need Pitching says:


    interesting, maybe ARod needs more off days

  201. must be a troll today says:

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

  202. Mike N says:

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

  203. pat says:

    Holy shit that is awesome.

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

    Let Hughes go all the way.

  205. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  206. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  207. Tom says:

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

  208. Mike N says:

    Yeah, Hughes!

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

  209. pat says:

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

  210. MannyGeee says:

    Thanks Phil… Sorry I called you a pumpkin.

  211. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This just in: Phil Hughes is the motherfucking balls.

    • jjyank says:

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

  212. Greg says:

    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 says:

      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.

  213. Athenian says:

    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

  214. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  215. Jim Is Bored says:

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

  216. flamingo says:

    I hope Girardi leaves Hughes in to start the ninth…

  217. Greg says:

    And now Jack Hannahan got ejected for arguing that call

  218. pat says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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…!

  219. Fin says:

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

  220. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  221. Cy Pettitte says:

    DiMuro ejects Hannahan after completely blowing the call. hilarious.

  222. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  223. MannyGeee says:

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

  224. Tom says:

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

    Fans giving balls back to the players when in need?

  225. Cy Pettitte says:

    Choo has a freaking cannon. wow.

  226. Mike N says:

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

  227. pat says:

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

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

    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 says:

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

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        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 says:

        Are the Marlins still technically in contention?

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

  229. Dewayne is wise says:

    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 says:

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

  230. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  231. pat says:

    E) Andruw Jones for HR Derby

  232. Dewayne is wise says:

    Wise its ok you made your play of the game

  233. Mike N says:


  234. pat says:


  235. Need Pitching says:

    Chris Stewart: RBI Machine.

  236. pat says:

    No jump throw for you, Assdribble

  237. Brian S. says:

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

  238. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  239. Buddy says:

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

  240. Tom Q says:

    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.

  241. Kramerica Industries says:

    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?

  242. Tom Q says:

    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.

  243. Kramerica Industries says:

    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?

  244. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.


  245. Greg says:

    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

  246. Brian S. says:

    So Freddy to pitch the 9th?

  247. pat says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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.

  248. DERP says:

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

  249. DERP says:

    flaccidity imminent now that Wade is in

  250. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  251. DERP says:

    damn it

  252. pat says:

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

  253. DM says:

    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.

  254. Monterowasdinero says:

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

    Color me greedy.

  255. Dewayne is wise says:

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

  256. pat says:


  257. MannyGeee says:

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

  258. Brian S. says:

    lol Corey Wade

  259. Pat D says:

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

  260. Mike N says:

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

  261. Need Pitching says:

    wow, Wade has really been awful lately

  262. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I really wanted to pitch tonight.

    Rafael Soriano

  263. Kramerica Industries says:


    Cory Wade has fallen off the wagon HARD.

  264. JohnnyC says:

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

  265. Karl Krawfid says:

    Corey Wade just isn’t good anymore :(

  266. Kramerica Industries says:


    Cory Wade has fallen off the wagon HARD.

  267. flamingo says:

    Cory Wade’s been… not so great lately.

  268. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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 says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

  269. Dewayne is wise says:


  270. Tom Q says:

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

  271. pat says:

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

  272. Countryclub says:

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

  273. jjyank says:

    Damn it Wade.

  274. Robinson Tilapia says:

    It’s WWWCWW.

  275. DERP says:

    Very glad that Wade has an option remaining.

  276. Widget says:

    Wade is all sorts of bad. Wow.

  277. Jim Is Bored says:


  278. Stan says:

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

  279. Cuso says:

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

  280. Kramerica Industries says:

    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…

  281. Stan says:

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

  282. Hummingbird S. says:

    so… wade’s magic is gone?

  283. nsalem says:

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

    • Monterowasdinero says:

      Dude is clutch.

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

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

  284. Manny's BanWagon says:

    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.

  285. Kramerica Industries says:

    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…

  286. Mike N says:


  287. DERP says:

    Wade just helping Soriano pad his save totals.

  288. Crime Dog says:


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

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

  290. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  291. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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….



  292. Tut says:

    How loud were the boos for Wade.

  293. tyrone sharpton says:

    this is why the save is a great stat

  294. DERP says:

    Cory Wade with no regard to our Pythagorean winning percentage

  295. Dewayne is wise says:

    Eppley Rapada

  296. Monterowasdinero says:

    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….

  297. DM says:

    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 says:

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

      • Manny's BanWagon says:

        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.

  298. Brian S. says:

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

  299. Need Pitching says:

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

  300. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  301. Monterowasdinero says:

    Nip and Untuck?

  302. Pat D says:

    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.


  303. Manny's BanWagon says:

    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???

  304. 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
    Finally: #WINNING

  305. RI$P FTW says:

    Is everyone that posts here 12 years old?

  306. captain kiwi says:

    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.

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