Jun
27

Game 74: Andy goes for the sweep

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The Yankees have won the first two games of this three-game set against the Indians, and today they have Andy Pettitte on the mound against a very lefty-heavy lineup. It’s a favorable matchup and frankly I’m not even sure the Yankees need it right now. They’ve been playing very well for the last month or so and it’s hard not to feel confident before first pitch on a daily basis. Here’s the lineup…

CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nick Swisher
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
DH Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
1B Eric Chavez
Russell Martin
SS Jayson Nix

LHP Andy Pettitte

Today’s game is scheduled to start a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

HOPE Week: Chad Jennings has the details on today’s HOPE Week event featuring five-year-old Andy Fass, who suffers from a rare condition called oculocutaneous albinism.

Categories : Game Threads
  • CountryClub

    Jennings also had this in his pre game post:

    Apparently there was some thought during yesterday’s game that Phil Hughes was throwing his slider again. Hughes said this morning that he’s been occasionally using a slightly lower arm angle and throwing a harder, tighter curveball that might look a little bit like a slider. It’s not a new pitch, just a different way of using his curveball. I know he’s done it in the past, and he said he’s been working on it the past six starts or so.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....wo-starts/

  • Greg

    Any chance the Yankees search the waiver wire for either a short replacement for CC or a replacement for Freddy if they put him back in?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Who’d be better on the waiver wire than what they have internally?

      *sends convoy to Korea to retrieve Brian Gordon*

    • yooboo

      At first, I thought WTF did you talk about. Wow, I did not see that coming.

      After reviewing the 40 man roster, I think Yanks will go with D.J. Mitchell or David Phelps because Yanks don’t have to make any move on 40 man roster. Mitchell is more logical move because Phelps is still working on stamina and stuffs in Tampa so there is no need to rush him up.

      If it is Warren then Igarashi or Farqurah will be gone. However, I am against him being a long reliever for Girardi as Garcia takes Sabby’s spot in the rotation.

      Everything points on DJ Mitchell.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The last post suggested Warren as a real option, so it looks like Lord Farquah may have a short stay in the organization.

        • yooboo

          Will changes to Should, then.. lol.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I’m pleasantly surprised. Adding Warren to the 40-man seemed like the long way to go. I’d game for seeing what any of these guys can do.

    • PJ

      I want to see Ryota Igarashi given a chance my self.

  • gc

    YAY for a full day off for Jeter!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Take em to church, Andy!

  • Greg

    By the way, I have a trivia question for you guys.

    In 1919, the Red Sox sent Babe Ruth to the Yankees. But what other team were they considering sending him too and for what player were they trading him for?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Melky + IPK?

      • Cris Pengiucci

        IETC

    • Pat D

      To the White Sox for Shoeless Joe?

      • Greg

        You are absolutely right.

        White Sox: Shoeless Joe and 60 grand.
        Yankees: 100 grand

        Wonder if the rumors of the Black Sox scandal influenced the decision?

        • yooboo

          More like the owner was forced to pay the heavy debt for the failing theater. 40k more was more helpful.

          • Pat D

            According to Rob Neyer, the whole “financing the Broadway show No No Nannette” story is probably not right, since the show didn’t go into production for several more years.

        • Pat D

          Hmm. That’s putting Shoeless Joe somewhat cheap. Then again, salaries were so friggin’ low, particularly for the White Sox.

          The Black Sox scandal probably didn’t have much to do with it, because it didn’t really break until 1920, by which time Ruth was with the Yankees. Jackson was in a contract dispute with Charles Comiskey, which was pretty commonplace because he was such a miser when it came to paying his players, so they probably just made an offer.

          The Yankees and the two Sox teams were known as the “Insurrectos” around this time because they ignored rulings by AL president Ban Johnson, and the other 5 AL teams wouldn’t trade with them during those years.

          By the way, just remember, Comiskey, Johnson, Tom Yawkey (not the Red Sox owner then but a guy who never won a World Series and was easily led astray by his underlings), and Kenesaw Landis are all in the Hall of Fame, and longtime Yankees owner Col. Jacob Ruppert is not. I hope this to be corrected come December when the “Golden Age” Veterans’ Committee votes.

          • Pat D

            Oops, the “Pre-Integration” Era, not the “Golden Age.”

      • Robinson Tilapia

        To Washington for Calvin Coolidge.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    They better not black this game out in LA again. Last 3 games on MLBN have been inexplicably blacked out. Only difference is this is a day game and those were night games.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Yeah, they’ve been doing that in CO as well. Not sure why an east coast game would be blakced out in CO. It sucks. I’m at work today and can’t watch it anyway, but I hate these blackouts.

  • jjyank

    Damn Wednesday day games…I wonder if my work computer blocks MLB.TV…

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    nothing better than sitting at work and listening to john and suzyn, except of course being at the game, or being at home and watching the game. I guess its better than just working

    • eephus_pitch

      I wonder if you can predict baseball.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      thank mo for the iphone mlb at bat app too

      • Erica

        OHHHHH yes.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Best $14.99 you’ll ever spend.

          • Erica

            I think it was $12 a year? But numbers are confusing.

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

              mathishard.com

              • Robinson Tilapia

                You’re late. I took Erica into the skybox.

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

                  I’m telling your wife =P

              • Erica

                Skyboxin

        • MannyGeee

          without a doubt, this has been a godsend…

  • Ethan

    I love me some afternoon weekday baseball!

    • jjyank

      I don’t. My work computer is saying I’m blacked out for some reason, and my phone doesn’t get good enough service for MLB.TV. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Ethan

        They’re the only games I can watch due to timezones (+7 GMT really sucks for watching ball games)

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Early afternoon meeting cancelled!

  • Will (the other one)

    Did anybody else just flip on MLB Network and get greeted by some crappy compilation show instead of the game?

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Guess I shouldn’t find some excuse to leave work early today.

    • Pat D

      Do you live somewhere where Boston or Toronto is considered more local?

      • Will (the other one)

        Central Florida, though apparently that’s what’s happening. This is the worst.

        • Pat D

          Yea, cuz I just flipped it over to see it say “regional coverage” but that the Sox/Jays game doesn’t start till 1:30.

          That sucks. How can they consider one of those teams more local? By spring training location or something?

  • eephus_pitch

    O’Neill and Kay with one more dig at the insidious homeruns.

    • Greg

      And soon they will be longing for milkshakes

      • Pat D

        I could go for a milkshake.

        And, of course, there’s this:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQ3LXHKB34

        • Robinson Tilapia

          YouTube blocked, but I’m hoping for a Kelis reference.

          • Pat D

            No, There Will Be Blood “I drink your milkshake!”

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Good one as well.

          • MannyGeee

            Tilapias milkshake brings all the trolls to the yard, and they’re like… “A Rod BLOWWWWSS”

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

          I love that scene.

  • 28 in 2012

    Suzyn just talked about a strain for one of the starters but failed to name that pitcher. Who is going on DL?

    • Greg

      CC

      • 28 in 2012

        Thanks, doesn’t sound serious. Its a first DL trip for the big guy in pinstripes I think. Get well CC!

    • Dela G

      CC

    • DERP

      really?

  • Dela G

    LEGGGOOOO!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Suzyn just mentioned Warren for tomorrow, but that Cashman was still weighing options.

  • mustang

    I hope the Yankees go with Warren over Garcia. Lets give the kid chance and see what he has.

  • Betty Lizard

    Andy! Russell! I am a lucky girl . . . .

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You should get on the adductor machine.

      • Erica

        +1

        Adduct in front of Russell.

  • DERP

    Andy off to a kind of shaky start. Hopefully he can get it together.

  • Erica

    Go Andy! :D

  • Dela G

    andy showed up to deal in that 1st inning

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

    Hell of a start for Andy.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Love a nice leadoff walk.

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

    Paulie, stop teasing us. Your too old to play :(

    • MannyGeee

      ever the modest one, Mr O’Neill

    • Erica

      What did he say? (Listening to radio feed.)

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

        Just talking about how if given a couple weeks he could probably catch up to a mid 90s fastball.

        • MannyGeee

          actually, he then said if you give him 20ABs he would get a hit or 2. today.

  • Will (the other one)

    I love Curtis Granderson. Just when you look at him and think, “I hate that this this guy has to bat leadoff today,” he promptly walks and steals second. Awesome.

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

    So, I went to read the comments in the CC’s hurt article and was expecting a whole lot of “the sky is falling” both real and sarcastic…instead found Robinson T. regaling us with tales of his gym lol.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      It seems that a hip adductor machine is already on his Christmas list.

    • Erica

      Pole-dancing classes – crazy, riiiight?

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

        Haha, I’ve actually heard of it before and have a friend who has taken them…it’s awesome lol.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          What I don’t get is how it’s a workout. There’s like 30 women and about 5 poles. They spend 3/4 of the class standing around watching someone else spin for about 12 seconds.

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

            When the girl is actually on the pole I could see how it’s a work out, especially if they are doing more intense things. Like I’ve seen my friend put all her weight on one hand while hanging on the pole. Plus she looks sexy while doing it, so I’m not going to stop her.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Wasn’t just me. The others joined in. Erica admitted to spending many an hour on the adductor machine. Oddly, so did DM.

      • Erica

        I did not admit to such things. I’ve been on it, like, twice, and felt like a trollop.

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

          If 100% of texters don’t text 1. for the text poll I’ve lost faith in baseball fans.

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

            reply fail.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Make it hurt, Cano

  • MannyGeee

    oh boy, Ubaldo is playing with fire throwing 94 at the letters to Robbie…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wow…this CC thing really fucking sucks. Abductor injuries are nothing to fuck with. It can get worse quickly, however it can also just clear up with icing and stretching. I trust that CC is DLed retroactive to his last appearance?

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      “It can get worse quickly, however it can also just clear up with icing and stretching.”

      Sounds like a Ted comment there.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Like any muscle injury it can go either way. Icing it and keeping it lose and limber helps quite a bit. Ice to kill the inflammation, and stretching to keep it limber. Acupuncture, also helped out quite a few of my injuries.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          McNulty: Frequent user of the adductor machine.

          • mustang

            Is he really man enough to use that machine at the gym?

            I know at my old gym dudes avoid that machine like it was broken.

            LOL

          • Jimmy McNulty

            I do an hour and a half of cardio a day

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Awesome. Trying go get in 45-60 minutes five times a week and raise the intensity a bit right now.

              • Jimmy McNulty

                Yeah my abductors and adductors cramp up quite a bit so I need to use the machines to stretch them out.

      • mustang

        Also sounds like the talking heads on CNN telling you everything when they are really tell you nothing.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, in hindsight I am sooooo glad we didnt trade the farm for Jiminez.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Feed meatball please

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I don’t know if I can watch Ubaldo much longer. Dude is worse than Papelbon.

    • MannyGeee

      nowhere near the douche factor, but those felt like 55 pitches, not 26.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Naturally, no runs were scored.

    • mustang

      Hey,
      Mr Happy is here.

      :)

      Meant it for here!

  • Greg

    Looking at their atbats, I think they get him second time around. Mark and Robbie just missed on a couple of pitches.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    rispfail is back….0 for 3

    • Greg

      Technically. It should be 0-2 because Swisher only saw one pitch with Grandy on second

    • MannyGeee

      hooray for RISPFAIL… now lets go hit some homers

  • mustang

    Hey,
    Mr Happy is here.

    :)

  • Dan

    Is this an 0-2 or 0-3 with RISP? I am not sure if the Swisher at-bat counts against the RISP since he had two strikes when Granderson stole 2nd. I know the Yankees rarely steal, but I was wondering how something like this might influence RISP average.

  • Greg

    Damn Santana is quick for a catcher.

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

    If 100% of texters don’t text 1. for the text poll I’ve lost faith in baseball fans.

    • Pat D

      This will not end well.

  • Erica

    Eeewww

  • MannyGeee

    whoa, that is a sexy adducter graphic…

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

    Jason Nix can’t play short, he has no range.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice play Nix.

  • MannyGeee

    you’re right MSM, Jayson Nix can’t play SS.

  • DJ4K&Monterowasdinero

    At work and not watching the game. This is the game that looked like the obvious win on Sunday so of course it may not be….

    You know Susyn….

    • MannyGeee

      waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early for that. Ubaldo has thrown 26 pitches in the 1st, so we will be cracking into that disaster of a bullpen soon enough

  • Erica

    NIX!!!

  • MannyGeee

    vintage Petitte pick off…

    I am gonna miss that most of all when he retires again.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I missed the actual run scored because of people knocking on my office door.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      It would only infuriate you.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I see a “1” under the “E” column for the Yankees, so I’ll assume you’re right.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          A-Rod pulled Chavy off the bag, and the ball out ran Swisher and bounced against the wall.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Do Not Disturb Sign at work FTW.

    • Erica

      Were they just knocking on your door for kicks? Rascally kids!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t get many kids knocking on my door. It’s normally staff.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Speaking of adductors I think I need a good stretch too. I also need to get my gym to get a hip flexor machine.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Kettlebell swings.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Brutal tendinitis in my forearms is just clearing up. I’ll stay away from using my arms at all for another week or two.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Right. Swings aren’t going to help with that.

          Before I went and gained the baby weight, I was actually working with a trainer for over a year. Got into the best shape of my life, which is why I can throw out fitness advice and pretend I actually know something.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            I also have nerve issues further up in my neck that I’m getting straightened out. Once I get those fixed the arms will be back in action.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Anyone else rooting for Iberia?

    • Will (the other one)

      Absolutely. Those poor Iberians deserve a little something to smile about these days.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Forza Azzuri!

        • Will (the other one)

          W

  • Pat D

    Well my guess for the trivia answer was wrong.

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

    What happened, I thought Jimmenez was a shell of his former self.

    • Pat D

      Apparently he’s been good this month.

      • Greg

        Yeah that changes my expectations a bit.

        2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in June

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Dear Yankees,

    You are playing the Indians, start winning.

    Thanks,
    Fans

    • Erica

      Hi,

      It’s the end of the 3rd. There’s still a lot more game.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Dude, it’s the Indians.

    • 28 in 2012

      Dear Bartolo’s Colon,

      Your wish is my command.

      Thanks,
      Chavy

  • Pat D

    That ball carried a tad more than I thought it would.

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

    Ugh…both Swish and Grandy just missed those.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Yankee scout watching Grienke.

    • Pat D

      Naturally.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Hopefully he doesn’t find out or else he’ll start vomiting and having diarrhea. You know because he can’t handle the big stage.

      • Pat D

        You never know what could set it off, unfortunately.

    • vicki

      he’s got full no-trade. would he even come here? he’s, yknow. sensitive.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t buy most silly memes, but I am fully convinced we’d have to take him out of a game due to pants-crapping at some point if he were a Yankee.

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

        He’s said before he’d like to pitch in NY, or at least wouldn’t be apposed to it…maybe he’s got his SAD under control.

  • Greg

    If this game stays this way, this will pave the way for the critics who say too many homers!

  • Pat D

    This poor kid sounds somewhat similar to those Camp Sunshine kids from a few years ago.

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

    http://www.ragemaker.net/image.....crying.png

    play baseball lil man, play baseball.

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

      omg…he’s gonna get to play tee-ball w/ the yankees. that’s too cool…

  • Greg

    Well Boston’s gonna win. They have kicked the crap out of Ricky Romero and are up 6-1 in the bottom of the first

    • Pat D

      Oh, well.

    • sangreal

      Poor Ricky Romero… must suck knowing you’re only a few pitches away from the DL

      • Pat D

        And that Jamie Moyer will take your place.

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

      Meh, you can’t concern yourself with what the Yankees can’t control. Just win, and it doesn’t matter what they do.

  • C-Med21

    Andy dealing!!!

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

    Wow, that strike 3 to Tex was unfair.

    • Ethan

      Pitch FX says it was a strike.

  • Greg

    Jimenez is dealing as well

  • Karl Krawfid

    If Tex is a dead pull hitter from the left side, why is he stepping towards the plate and cutting himself off?

  • Pat D

    OH NOEZ!!!!

    TEH YANKEEZ GETIN DOMUMNATED BY GUD PITCHUR!!!!

    • sangreal

      I don’t think anyone has accused Ubaldo of being a good pitcher this year

      • Pat D

        Just wanted to use the LOL spelling. It was a motivation technique. They heard me.

      • Need Pitching

        he has been good lately

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

    Chavezombie, do something!

  • vicki

    rispchavez.

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

    CHAVEZOMBIE!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    THE ZOMBIE STRIKES!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez is pretty fucking awesome

  • Need Pitching

    ZOMBIE RISPWIN!!!!!!!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Zombie time

  • Erica

    WAIT what happened? I was talking to coworkers.

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

      Single, Ibanez walked, two run double the other way by the Zombie.

      • Erica

        LOVE the Zombvez!

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Don’t talk to coworkers.

      • Erica

        But if I keep talking, the Yankees keep scoring.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          Right, keep talking then.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Eric Chavez is a motherfucking beast of a man.

  • Erica

    AHH! Okay, delayed on the iPhone app – SICK CHAVY!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’ve got audio, right?

      • Erica

        Yup! It’s probably 15 seconds behind, though

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Just checking. Nothing worse than “in play (runs.)”

          • Erica

            Is that an error message?

          • Erica

            Is that an error message?

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

          What app?!?! I want it!

          • Erica

            MLB At Bat!

          • Ethan

            Just guessing: MLB At Bat?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Late to the party comments:

    1) At least CC’s only out two starts. We’ll manage.

    2) LORD VOLDEMORT STRIKES AGAIN!

  • mustang

    Chavez and Ibanez = GOOD FUCKING PICK_UPS!!!

    • mustang

      Ibanez might be old but my man can fly around the bases for his age.

  • Will (the other one)

    And just like that, things are looking up!

    With one swing by the Zombie, Ubaldo’s gone from “unhittable” to “behind and having to face the top of the order next inning.” And he’s already thrown eighty pitches through four innings.

  • http://www.thebobbyclassifieds.com Derwood Morris

    My new nickname for Girardi is Warren. The guy is always holding a baseball.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOOOAAAARRRDDD. YES!

  • C-Med21

    Wow Russell’s been loads bad since that walk off :(

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

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

  • Need Pitching

    Fuck you, Casey Kotchman

  • mustang

    FUCK ME!!!!!!

    PLEASE DONT BE HURT!!!

  • Greg

    Well he can get up. That’s a good sign

  • Pat D

    Oh for fuck’s sake.

  • Adam

    Oh crud.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      WTF happened?

      • Adam

        Line drive off of Andy’s ankle.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

  • Erica

    WTF PETTITTE

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Motherfucker. How bad does it look?

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

      Not great. Starting to look better though as he’s trying a few to the glove.

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

    That try didn’t look good.

  • Pat D

    He’s coming out.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Andy, you better not be a fucking hero.

  • mustang

    just pull him its not worth it.

  • CBean

    kill kotchman

  • Sean C

    What happened? All I have is an injury delay on Gameday.

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

      Andy took a really hard comebacker of the shing/knee area…doesn’t look long term serious, but it’s in a place that would make it really tough to keep going in this game.

      • Sean C

        Asses! Thanks for the info.

    • Adam

      Kotchman ripped a grounder off Andy’s right ankle. Went down immediately. Got up, threw a pitch, everyone saw his grunt after the strike.

    • Need Pitching

      Andy hit hard in shin/ankle with comebacker

  • Erica

    I am so nervous

  • Pat D

    Yea, Girardi’s not stupid here.

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

    yeah no…his shin is in to much pain to go on…

  • Erica

    He’s staying?!?!

    • sangreal

      No

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    GOOD. I’d rather this happen. I just want to hear the words “MRI negative”.

    • Pat D

      XRays negative, too.

  • Greg

    Now we might have to go to the waiver wire

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Greg. Stick with us. Greg?

      Let’s get tests first. Then, we look at whether Garcia/Phelps/Warren can do the job. Then, and only the, we can check your Rolodex for Sidney Ponson’s number.

      Great….now I’m depressed.

      • Erica

        lololollolo

      • Need Pitching

        What’s Sergio doing these days?

      • mustang

        Don’t let it depress you Bro go with your first line.

  • Erica

    ARRRGH

  • mustang

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    For God sake even I knew not to even out there.

    • mustang

      leave him out there

  • Ethan

    Well fuck

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And suddenly the need for pitching becomes great.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wow, talk about a bad half day for the rotation. hope that is not serious, or yanks will be in trouble

  • FachoinaNYY

    One thing you have to love about Girardi is his willingness to pull an injured guy. Hopefully this is nothing. I think I remember Joe pulling Andy in 2010 in a similar situation.

    Its all about the big picture, this game means nothing. Keep Andy healthy.

    • mustang

      I actually think he shouldn’t of let him even throw another pitcher. It look obvious even to me that he should of been taken out right out.

    • FachoinaNYY

      Pauly been reading my comments on RAB? lol

  • Kramerica Industries

    On the day C.C. goes on the DL, this is just a lovely little mishap.

    Hopefully this isn’t a DL trip for Andy. Probably not, but he will likely have his next start pushed back.

  • Ivan

    Crap!!!

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

    All you guys are over reacting a bit I think. I’ll bet anybody 5 bucks that Andy misses at most 1 start.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I think he’ll be fine as well.

      We need to all regroup and be strong….

      ..for Greg.

    • sangreal

      Looked about the same as what happened to Kuroda

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I didn’t see shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, and Andy’s not missing a start. EOM.

    • mustang

      Agree.

      Back away from the edge slowly

  • jjyank

    damn it even game day won’t work on these crappy ass computers. All I can do is check the score on my phone

    • Erica

      MLB At Bat. Do it.

      • jjyank

        I would, but my phone’s battery is low and I get crappy cell service in this damned building.

  • jjyank

    Wait, what happened to Andy?

    • Pat D

      Pussyfeathers.

    • sangreal

      Comebacker off his ankle

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    btw, get ready for the media to hit hard with the “yankees are getting old” and “the team is too old to stay healthy for the long haul”

  • Manimal

    Was anyone listening to the radio? They were literally talking about how the yankees are cruising and the loss of CC affects them and how quickly things can go wrong and not even 3 seconds later Pettitte got hit.I blame Susan Waldmen…

    • Erica

      YUP, listening to CBS and that’s why I freaked out.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I don’t get it…CC is only missing TWO starts. Unless we get horrible news that makes everything worse, then why is this whole thing with CC so disastrous?

      As long as Pettitte isn’t going on the DL then I still don’t feel too badly about the Yankees.

      • Manimal

        Have you ever hurt your groin? That doesn’t go away easily. And even when it does, its VERY easy to hurt it again. CC is a big dude as well, think of his weight on his groin as he explodes off of the rubber over 100 times per start.

      • PJ

        Gardner was supposed to miss just a couple of days.

    • CBean

      i’m blaming ESPN for CC. They kept going on and on about how he never is injured.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Who is coming in?

    • CUYanks

      Eppley. Saving Garcia for his start.

  • CUYanks

    Just be happy we’re not the Blue Jays, where all of their pitchers have walked off one-by-one with elbow and shoulder injuries.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Pussyfeathers?

    • Pat D

      Indeed.

    • jjyank

      YES.

    • mustang

      thanks to Pat i can now agree.

      lol

  • OMG! Bagels!

    CC’s injury should be just a start or two. Andy should be okay if it’s just a bruise. it might be a rough few weeks but we will get by this.

  • C-Med21

    AL East SP Curse, Boston with Beckett and Bucholtz, Toronto with their 4 guys, now the Yanks with CC and Andy. Hopefully Price and Shields are next

    /half kidding

  • Kramerica Industries

    Andy Freed or Davis Wills, whichever one is which, is full of SHIT.

    “If the play that [DeWayne] Wise made last night had come, against, the Yankees, there would be instant replay by the weekend.”

    Take the inferiority complex and FUCK OFF. That’s some of the biggest bullshit I’ve ever heard. Quit pandering to your audience for a minute and try to be objective, shithead.

    • Pat D

      It had about a 10% chance of actually affecting the impact of the game.

      That’s why they’re so stupid.

  • Will (the other one)

    Hmmm…well this is interesting. Presumably it’s time for Girardi to make a decision: use Freddy today for long relief or try and make it through with the regular bullpen to save him for CC’s start. I wonder how this will work.

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

    damnit Alex…

  • Need Pitching

    Arod really flashing the leather today

    smh

  • Erica

    Sterling- “Now they lose 2 pitchers in one day.”

    We didn’t exactly LOSE Andy.

    • CUYanks

      We didn’t lose either, really. We lost Pineda. We lost Mo. 3 weeks in the middle of the season can be faked with fill-ins.

      • Erica

        Exactly. Oh, John and his dramatics.

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

      Well, they lost him for today, but he’ll be fine. The replay showed it hit the ankle bone, the part that like balls out and has no protection. Everybody has gotten hit there knows how much it hurts, but very rarely does it result in anything but a bruise and some soreness for a couple days.

      • CUYanks

        Yeah, though I do fully endorse pulling him so the pain doesn’t cause him to compromise his mechanics and suffer a worse injury.

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

          Oh, absolutely. Last thing you want is for him to try to compensate and hurt his arm…even a Vet like Andy could do that subconsciously.

      • Erica

        That makes me feel better. I’m sure it isn’t the first time Andy has gotten hit there, either.

  • Greg

    That was like the Hannahan play last night, hence its called a base hit.

    I blame Mike DeMuro, the baseball gods are getting back at us

  • MannyGeee

    wow, interesting inning.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I think Mo’s injury is the most devastating news we’ve had injury wise in, oh I don’t know, 6 million years.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    What the hell is going on now? Gamecast tells me Eppley is in for Pettitte after four innings! He got hurt too?

    • Mike Stanley

      Line drive off the ankle. Similar to what happened to HIROK

    • sangreal

      Took a comebacker off his ankle and came up limp after one pitch.

      Didn’t look all that bad to be honest — very similar to what happened to Kuroda. I’m sure he will be back soon

  • Robinson Tilapia

    They need to waive the rules of baseball to just allow Eppley and Rapada to alternate batters as needed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    They might as well use Freddy for the last 4 and save the pen. He’s not stretched out so that’s pretty much the most he can give you. Then let Warren start friday. Burning the whole pen today before a 4 game set this weekend just to save Freddy so he can go 4 or 5 on Friday seems dumb.

    • Ro

      Agreed and it seems like Girardi just considered that.

  • Ro

    I’m think Garcia should take the long relief right now, but that’s mainly selfish on my part because I would like to see Adam Warren start on Friday.

  • Adam

    Umm…can’t be burning the pitchers here.

  • Greg

    It looks like he is going to use the short guys to get out of the inning and then go to Garcia to start the next inning

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We traded for Tim Collins?

  • Pat D

    Martin to Kotchman: Fuck You!

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

    Good job all around there. Now stop trying to kill our entire team Casey.

  • Pat D

    By the way, here’s the Pussyfeathers explanation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFr6P2BtE3k

    • mustang

      Thank you I needed the help.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Tis is a horrible game to be not watching.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Truly is. At Bat just makes Epp-pada blowing this inning that much worse as well.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    I still think the CC news isn’t particularly awful unless there’s a setback. As it is…it’s TWO STARTS.

    Can we breathe for a moment and step back from the ledge?

    Now if Andy’s MRI has bad news then we have to do something. But as is, I’m not freaking out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well this has just been a wonderful inning

  • CBean

    Come on Yankees, we need to win, for Andy.

  • Betty Lizard

    Russell!!!

    (They broke Andy, those bastard Cleves.)

    • Pat D

      Anne of Cleves?

    • MannyGeee

      they also broke Joba. something wrong with those Clevelanders

      • Betty Lizard

        And I use to love Ubaldo. Until he went to the land of the Cleves. What did they do to him?

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

    Damnit…BABip Fail.

  • Pat D

    Oh, pussyfeathers X infinity.

  • Greg

    I think the baseball are getting back at us for last night.

    • Pat D

      I reject this line of thinking for several reasons.

      First of all, it’s not very likely that the Indians would have caught up if they had ruled Wise didn’t catch the ball.

      Second, the baseball gods tried to get back at the Yankees last night by having Hannahan’s replacement hit a 3 run homer.

      Third, there are no ******** ****, just like there is no *** **** ***.

  • Ivan

    This inning sucks…

  • MannyGeee

    hooray for the walking White Flag, Freddy Garcia!

    • Ivan

      Who would of want in the game?

    • Need Pitching

      Freddy’s actually been pretty good out of the pen

  • Erica

    Grrrrrrrrr.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    Here comes Garcia…and a preview of the horrors to come when he takes Sabathia’s place in the rotation

    • Greg

      Well he;s not going to do it on Friday because he’s pitching today

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    if nothing else, i hope this long layoff really screws up ubaldo, it has got to be like 40 minutes or so

  • wow

    just an unfortunate turn of events… the game was really starting to feel good, too.

  • Ivan

    Just get outta this inning and regroup and let this offense do its thing.

  • Adam

    The radio booth talking about Betances isn’t making this inning any better…

    I do approve of the Kevin Mmahat reference though.

    Wow down just one after all of that. Kind of amazing.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I super-approve of any Kevin Mmahat reference.

      • Adam

        From his phenomenal wiki page:

        “He owns and operates a ceramic coated painting company called Rhino Shield of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana.”

        • Robinson Tilapia

          The heroes of Donruss “Future Stars” baseball cards. I think Steve Adkins had one too.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Yankees are scoring a lot more runs tonight.

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

      I sorta hope this game doesn’t last until tonight.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Sorry, it’s nighttime where I am.

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

          Australia?

          • Paul VuvuZuvella

            Stockholm

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

              Nice. I hope to visit there one day, I hear it’s a beautiful city.

              • Paul VuvuZuvella

                It really is. Also very friendly people and ridiculously beautiful women.

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

                  I love/hate the last part. I love ridiculously beautiful women, don’t get me wrong, but I have confidence issues with regular american woman…I think I’d go mad surrounded by Swedish models.

                  • Paul VuvuZuvella

                    Well, it’s not like I’m hanging with Swedish models, but just walking the streets, you see beautiful women all over…on the trains, working at the hotel, waitresses, etc.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    My wife’s of Norweigian descent and she, of course, would claim Norway has better women.

                    • Paul VuvuZuvella

                      She gives you Norwegian Wood ? ;)

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  They have bottomless adductor machines just lining the streets.

                  • Paul VuvuZuvella

                    Let me know when to meet you at your gym. Would a camera get me banned?

  • Erica

    Finally. Jeebus.

  • Tom Q

    Well, two runs surrendered on only one truly solid hit, and a pitcher now in question.

    This is why you never get comfortable in baseball.

  • mustang

    They are winning this game and Andy will be just fine.

  • Pat D

    I’m actually looking forward to this White Sox series. I just want to hear Hawk whine his head off during each Yankees home run.

  • Greg

    I’m starting to sense that this is not our day. Our bloops are not falling, warning track flyballs, pitchers getting injured.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This inning will feel like ages go when we beat the tar our of their bullpen.

    • Greg

      Didn’t Kay say they were 15-0 or something like that when leading after 6 innings?

      • mustang

        Yes, but we didn’t want Tilapia to know that he is already depressed.

      • Need Pitching

        due for a loss

  • Tom Q

    And what a perfect time to give Ubaldo a 9 pitch inning.

  • eephus_pitch

    That was a horseshit inning all the way around.

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

    Pat D Third, there are no ******** ****, just like there is no *** **** ***

    fill in the blanks please…it’s driving me crazy. I’m pretty sure the first one is Baseball Gods…but I can’t get the second one.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I think I get it, but it’s controversial.

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

        well I’m personally an atheist, and I don’t think there are any overtly religious people on here anyway…so spill!!

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I just don’t act overtly religious on a baseball blog, but if you insist…

          I THINK it’s supposed to be “One True God”.

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

            damn…i obviously knew one of them was God…but couldn’t figure out the four letter word. Good call.

          • Pat D

            You are correct, sir.

            Sorry for the delayed response, but I fell asleep. The game had bored me that much. Even missed Cano’s HR. Thankfully I have a DVR and can rewind live TV.

            • Paul VuvuZuvella

              You think this game is boring? How about this Nil-Nil Soccer game at the Half. Shoot me now.

  • eephus_pitch

    Also, John and Suzyn can NOT shut up about how great Jayson Nix has played. And again with the “he’s a baseball player” nonsense.
    Hey, idiots- saying “he’s a baseball player” is code for “he couldn’t crack the starting lineup for any team in the Majors.”

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

      ugh, I’m so happy I’m getting to watch the game today…they really have a love affair with shitty bench players.

      • eephus_pitch

        Jayson Nix’s career walk total: 71
        Jayson Nix’s career strikeout total: 223

        Wow, so scrappy!

  • mustang

    The only thing that can make this game worse is to listen to john and Suzyn while it’s happening.

    My condolences.

    • jjyank

      Better than flying completely blind and trying to figure out what happened via RAB comments.

      • mustang

        Are sure about that?

        • mustang

          are you sure about that?

    • Erica

      It’s TERRIBLE.

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

        Welcome to my baseball entertainment 145 games a year =P

        • eephus_pitch

          I feel the pain. Even exciting homers are diminished by Sterling’s moronic catchphrases.

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

            I use Mlb.tv Radio so a lot of times I’ll listen to the other team’s broadcast, but then once we start winning they start complaining, so it’s a catch-22

            • eephus_pitch

              Same. It’s helped me learn a lot about what a good broadcasting crew sounds like. The Yankees crew is the absolute dregs.

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

                My favorite so far this season was Washington’s. At least for the first game and a half…after that they turned into whiney little bitches.

        • mustang

          WOOOOW!!!!

          I have no words man sorry just doesn’t seem strong enough.

  • MannyGeee

    LOL @ the poll answer… the day after WiseGate of course, NO INSTANT REPLAY!!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the elusive ardo double

    • eephus_pitch

      I’ll take it.

  • MannyGeee

    there is action in the Indians pen… I am getting happoer by the moment

  • mustang

    YESS!!!!

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

    ROBBIE CANO OPPOFIELD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    CANO!

  • Need Pitching

    Hell yeah!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Thought that was off the end of the bat.

    Really, really carried.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Cano has no ‘end of the bat’….

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Is he using a life preserver for a bat?

  • Mike N

    WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    (Working like mad this afternoon, but had to stop in to say that.)

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn, that was some shot. Cano is unbeatable lately.

  • eephus_pitch

    Now we’re talking.

  • Will (the other one)

    Don’cha know.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Too many…you know…

  • Erica

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Erica

    How pretty was Robbie’s swing on that?

    • jjyank

      I didn’t see it, but it’s always the more goregous swing ever.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Please tell. A little pretty? Drop dead fucking gorgeous? I gots to know.

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

        Honestly, very pretty, but not anywhere near his best. Because he took it the other way he was a little late on the ball, so the swing looked a little hackey.

    • MannyGeee

      it actually looked like he was just trying to fight it off, and he got just enough of it to put it over the wall. it wasnt a textbook Robbie homer, but effective!

  • jjyank

    So IO take it Cano tied the game with a homer? Solo shot? Tied at 3 now?

    Sorry guys, you’re all I got :P My phone died, and game day doesn’t even work on this damn computer.

    • Greg

      ARod double. Cano 2 run homer to LEFT

      • eephus_pitch

        TOO MANY HOMAHS.

      • jjyank

        Awesome, so 4-3 Yanks? Thanks Greg.

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

          Yep :)

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    how quickly does it take for them to have a player get an mri and read the results. i would imagine the longer it takes them to get the results out, the worse the prognosis

  • mustang
  • Jim Is Bored

    Phew, I’m glad the Yankees don’t listen to Greg when he thinks it’s not our day!

    • jjyank

      Maybe they do listen to him and they got motivated!

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

    no Lo-Ro-So?

    • Jim Is Bored

      Maybe it’s Fro-Ro-So? With a Lo in there somewhere?

      • MannyGeee

        mmmmm fro-yo-lo-ro-so

  • MannyGeee

    god do I love Swish. he is textbook awesome.

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

    realistically, if the yankees wanted to, and if Freddy gets through the inning clean…he could start on Friday. Especially if they go to Logan here.

  • Need Pitching

    Freddy’s been great, but I’d really rather not take chances and go to Boone for the lefty

    • Need Pitching

      or not … great job Freddy

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I guess Freddy’s white flag is at the cleaners.

    • MannyGeee

      as always, Tilapia… there to call me on my bullshit. My wife would be proud.

  • Jim Is Bored

    Fredddyyyyyy!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Freddy’s last inning?

    • Tom Q

      It certainly seems like Robertson/Soriano time

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

      Absolutely. Robertson and Sori, then go play wiffle ball in the park with that cute little albino kid.

  • Need Pitching

    Freddy 1.80 ERA, 214/254/286 opposing batter line in 15 IP out of the bullpen this year before today. Add on a great performance today, and he’s actually been good in his rare appearances.

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

      Get Freddy Up?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Chan Ho Park: Mid June to mid July 2010
      11 IP
      .219/.255/.325

      Amazing what short samples can do for you. I don’t know why it gets thrown at the window at times.

      • Need Pitching

        Not saying Freddy is great. Saying he has been very good so far. The small sample is the only sample to judge him on.

  • Dela G

    Anyone watching this twins/white sox game? The sox have 20 hits, and it’s the top of the 8th…

    yikes

    • Pat D

      The Twins are teh suck.

  • eephus_pitch

    “Sure Cano hit a homer, but he still had a bad approach there. He hit the ball to left field when he should have been grounding the ball to the right side to get A-Rod to third, where he could then score on an out.”

    Hypothetical conversation between Sterling and Feinsand.

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

      Please tell me you made this up completely…

      • eephus_pitch

        I did, though Sterling was complaining that Cano was fouling the ball off to the left (before the homer to left) instead of hitting a lazy grounder to right.
        Cano had to go and kill the rally with that homer.

      • Erica

        “Hypothetical”

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

          It could of easily been a “hypothetical” conversation that Sterling had out loud with himself. I could see him saying something along the lines of “You know Suzyn, if our good buddy Mark was here, I’d tell him: Sure Cano hit a homer, but he still had a bad approach there. He hit the ball to left field when he should have been grounding the ball to the right side to get A-Rod to third, where he could then score on an out.

          • Erica

            You know he plans out conversations. He totally does.

          • eephus_pitch

            But is the sky blue enough? And is the grass green? Are the shirts in the stands white?
            That’s what I really tune in to hear about.

  • Pat D

    I hate falling asleep during games.

  • Mike N

    At least Kay was all like “Where’s Freddy Garcia!?!?” on the player of the game ballot, as he should be!

  • eephus_pitch

    Who has a worse commercial:
    1-877-KARS4KIDS

    or

    Cellino and Barnes?

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

      Kars4Kids.

      • eephus_pitch

        Correct, if only because KARS4KIDS is the worst commercial in recorded history.

        Both commercials make the total hack move of using a phone number as part of the jingle, which is just inexcusable. You can also throw the radio spot for 1-800-VICTIM2 in there, but they don’t run that one anymore.

    • Greg

      What’s the Celino and Barnes one?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Cellino and Barnes. An f’ing theme song for a law firm?? Craziness.

      • Need Pitching

        must be one of them classy law firms

    • Cy Pettitte

      C. those anti-smoking ads

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

        I think he’s talking about the radio spots, and while the anti-smoking Tv ones are brutal, the radio ones are nowhere near as bad.

  • Ivan

    Lets go D-Rob.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      2 K’s. DRob’s back.

  • Greg

    Possible trade target. Yuniesky Betancourt. He and the Royals are manhandling the Rays in their 3 game set.

    • Pat D

      For what?

  • Ivan

    D-Rob is just a B+/A- command away to be the best reliever in baseball…heck he’s already one of the top 5 better relievers in baseball.

  • Greg

    GODDAMNIT

  • Mike N

    OH SHIT! Fractured ankle!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Fuck. We lost Pettitte.

  • RetroRob

    Shit.

  • Need Pitching

    I say again. Fuck you Casey Kotchman.

  • mustang

    WOOW

    ANDY OUT FOR 6 WEEKS!!!!

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Oh Fuck

  • sangreal

    6 weeks? fuuck

  • Erica

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ethan

    6 weeks fuck! Looks like they’ll be buying this deadline

  • Greg

    Now we will have to look for a starter

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Soooooo…what happens at the trade deadline?

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

      +1

  • Pat D

    Oh fuck me in the fucking ass.

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

    fuuuuck :( so…this sucks…

  • Dela G

    shit 6 weeks is a long ass time. let’s hope we can try with adam warren. I like him a lot

  • jjyank

    Fuck me sideways. 6 weeks? Poor Andy. His comeback was such a cool story. I guess the Yanks kind need to add a starter, huh? I mean CC (assuming he comes back alright) – Kuroda – Hughes – Nova – ??? isn’t terrible, but I’d feel a lot better if they could get someone.

  • RetroRob

    Two top pitchers down in two hours.

    Let’s hope the Yankees don’t up the Blue Jays.

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

      Beat me to it.

    • mustang

      LOL!!!

  • bobtaco

    How much rehab is required from a broken ankle? Is it worse that it’s his landing foot?

  • Greg

    So. any trade ideas?

  • Erica

    Literally have tears in my eyes.

    • Pat D

      Man up, woman!

      • Erica

        Herp derp

  • mustang

    Well some people want to see a youth movement WISH GRANTED!

    Minor league pitching depth to be tested.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      See? There’s a bright side to everything :-)

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Bring Joba back as a starter! (Can he hurry up and heal faster?) :-)

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i don’t mean to be pessimistic, but i think 6 weeks is being overly optimistic. andy is 40, i hope he can come back by september, tune up for the playoffs and be back to normal by october

    • eephus_pitch

      It’s only a fracture, though. Not a full break. 6 weeks should do it.

    • RetroRob

      I’m not sure age is much of an issue here, meaning I doubt a fracture of a 40-year-old takes longer to mend than a 30-year-old.

      That said, I wonder if the six-week time frame includes rehab, or the time when he can actually start throwing. If so, he’ll be out longer.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Trying (weakly) to see a silver lining, at least Andy will be fresh for the playoffs.

  • wow

    CRAP… this ain’t good..

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

    So, until CC comes back Kuroda,Hughes,Nova,Garcia, Warren. Who ever is preforming least effectively over that stretch gets replaced by CC?

    • Greg

      No. Cashman needs to go out and get a starter. You cant send A rookie like Warren against the Sox and Jays. They will eat him alive

      • Pat D

        I drink your milkshake!

      • RetroRob

        Warren could be better than most of the starters available.

        If a deal can be made for someone who can help I’m all for it, but CC is only out for two starts and Garcia/Phelps/Warren/Mitchell can fill Andy’s slot enough to get by. Not as good as Andy, but they again they’re not going to acquire anyone as good as Pettitte.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I think, unless Garcia is close to Chien-Ming Wang bad or Warren is crazy awesome Garcia is gonna stay in no matter what.

  • Jimmy

    Kei Igawa please call your office.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Now all of a sudden the concept of Hughes really truly having turned the corner is WAAAAAY more important. Fingers crossed on that one.

  • Jim Is Bored

    Freddy’s gonna be the #4 until CC’s back, then the #5. I’m sure we can make do with Phelps/Warren/scrub as the #5 until the all star break.

  • Karl Krawfid

    One of those evil home runs would be nice.

  • 28 in 2012

    All things happen for the best. I know it sounds shitty right now as Andy hits the crutches, but maybe Phelps or Warren can shine or maybe ninja already has some shit up his sleeve. lets remain positive, Yanks will be fine.

    • jjyank

      I like your outlook.

  • Karl Krawfid

    If only Andy just jumped :(

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Zombie!!!!

  • mustang
    • mustang

      Fuck it. No one this crying for the Yankees and I’m sure the Haters are loving this so BRING IT ON.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!!

      • Pat D

        Erica’s crying.

        • Erica

          I’m a woman I CRY I have EMOTIONZ

          • Pat D

            Man up, woman!!!!

            J/K

          • jjyank

            That time of the month?

            Sorry, I had to.

            • Erica

              That’s not very nice.

        • mustang

          She will cry tears of joy when they win the whole fucking thing.

          • Pat D

            So will I.

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

    Time to leave for work…good job Chavez…but this game officially is a sad win.

  • Erica

    Thank you Chavy.

  • Mike N

    I’m trying to enjoy this game and the probable win, but I am really bummed about Pettitte.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Bases loaded and one out…the win is hardly probable here.

      • Mike N

        Even less probable now, but it was when I typed that.

  • Pat D

    Was Marson trying to fool the umpire that he tagged him first?

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

    Does the 6 week recovery mean Andy will be ready to come back in 6 weeks, or be ready to start a rehab in 6 weeks?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Rehab. There’s no way a fracture will heal in less than 6 weeks and will be lucky if it’s 6 weeks.

  • Pat D

    How the hell can CC be sitting there smiling right now?!?!?

    • Greg

      He probably doesn’t know that Andy has a fractured ankle

      • Pat D

        He’s not supposed to be smiling when he is also hurt. This is just inexcusable. Clearly, he’s not an ace.

        • mustang

          Ok you got me.

    • mustang

      He will be back in 2 weeks and Andy in 6.
      They have a few minor league starters and the trading deadline is a month.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    We’re down to the Core 1.

    • Adam

      Bring back Ruben Rivera!

  • Greg

    Ryan Dempster might be a pretty good possibility now.

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

      If he wasn’t hurt.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        But less hurt than our players. It’s all relative.

      • Greg

        Damn. Still looking for possibilities.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Garza?

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    If there weren’t already 2 men on, I’d be in favor of Soriano pegging Kotchman for this injustice…

    • OMG! Bagels!

      He didn’t do it on purpose. Andy is a gamer who tries to field the comebackers. Some pitchers get the hell out of the way.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        If he did it on purpose, Casey Kotchman would have the greatest bat control in the history of baseball.

  • Greg

    Another possibility is Joe Saunders from the D-Backs

    • bobtaco

      Also going to the DL…

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Where’s Mitre ?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      SERG!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    The whole damn league is heading to the DL. See what no steroids has done. Stupids.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I’m blaming Corey Wade.

  • Jimmy

    Mariano is better at closing games than Soriano.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Soriano doing his best John Wettland impression (or taking Houdini lessons from DRob, take your pick).

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Mickey Mantle is better than Robinson Cano.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I was having G7 flashbacks, since Rafael Sorianio occupies Javier Vazquez level of resentment in me.

  • DM

    The old Damon would’ve come thru in that spot.

    • vicki

      you mean not-so-old damon.

      • DM

        Niiiice.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    And of course Brantley will choose now to get on base.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Dude just walked that piece of shit. You have to be joking me. HIM of all people.

  • Widget

    Soriano fears the strike zone.

  • bobtaco

    Bring in Logan!

  • Erica

    OH COME THE FUCK ON

  • Need Pitching

    Boone should be in now!?!

  • Adam

    Boom. Shirt out.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Guess he know that he had a run to play with and took advantage of it. Putching to the scoreboard FTW!

  • Mike N

    PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Josh

    soriano looked angrier than usual there

    • jjyank

      Is that possible?

      • Need Pitching

        mfiky … MFIKY!

        I guess its possible.

  • RetroRob

    Soriano is spending too much time with Robertson, adopting his Houdini act.

    O’Neill was right. Should have brought Logan in, but all ended well.

  • Need Pitching

    and exhale
    (and change pants)

  • mustang

    WIN!!!

  • Erica

    Okay, yay.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I can’t believe that piece of shit pulled that out.

    • Brian in NH

      sure did make it interesting

    • mustang

      Mr Happy

      With words of words of encouragement.

    • mustang

      Seriously are you even Yankees fan?

      • eephus_pitch

        Nothing wrong with being critical of Soriano, though calling him a POS was harsh. That was a a pretty crap performance.

        • mustang

          Agree, but look up to all his comments. We are all welcome to our opinions, but damn I sure wouldn’t want to be with this guy in a foxhole.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          You can be critical if you want to, but you can be critical about Cano if you want to also. The dude has been phenomenal.

  • jjyank

    If they ended up losing, that would have been a serious sad face game.

    It’s still said, however.

  • vicki

    i think if you walk in a run the un-tuck should be off the table.

    • Mike N

      Hahahahahah. Srsly.

    • eephus_pitch

      Yeah, seriously. Just be humble about this one.

  • thaaaaaayankeeswin

    5 game win streak. Now back to reality. CC and Pettitte both gone.

    • Brian in NH

      Well we’ll get Nova here again coming up, then Warren and Sweaty Freddy will probably take CC’s turn, then we have a couple half decent pitchers again until we get back to Pettitte. Hopefully he’ll be fine in 5-6 days

      • Brian in NH

        nevermind, just read that pettitte has a fractured ankle. hooray for AAA guys.

  • eephus_pitch

    Soriano gave up that run to make the score closer. Now Francesa can crow that the actual winning run for the Yanks came on a base hit instead of Cano’s homah.

  • Rockdog

    Man, it is saves like this one that make mean really miss Mo. That was damn ugly.

    • Squints

      Not easy to watch but its not like Mo never had a rough save or blew a save. Soriano has been great and is still better than almost every closer in the league.