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


  1. CountryClub says:

    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.


  2. Greg says:

    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 says:

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

      *sends convoy to Korea to retrieve Brian Gordon*

    • yooboo says:

      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 says:

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

    • PJ says:

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

  3. gc says:

    YAY for a full day off for Jeter!

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Take em to church, Andy!

  5. Greg says:

    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 says:

      Melky + IPK?

    • Pat D says:

      To the White Sox for Shoeless Joe?

      • Greg says:

        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 says:

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

          • Pat D says:

            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 says:

          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.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        To Washington for Calvin Coolidge.

  6. Dale Mohorcic says:

    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 says:

      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.

  7. jjyank says:

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

  8. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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

  9. Ethan says:

    I love me some afternoon weekday baseball!

    • jjyank says:

      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

  10. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Early afternoon meeting cancelled!

  11. Will (the other one) says:

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

    • Cris Pengiucci says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

      • Will (the other one) says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          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?

  12. eephus_pitch says:

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

  13. 28 in 2012 says:

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

  14. Dela G says:


  15. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  16. mustang says:

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

  17. Betty Lizard says:

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

  18. DERP says:

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

  19. Erica says:

    Go Andy! :D

  20. Dela G says:

    andy showed up to deal in that 1st inning

  21. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Love a nice leadoff walk.

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

  23. Will (the other one) says:

    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.

  24. 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.

  25. Cuso says:

    Make it hurt, Cano

  26. MannyGeee says:

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

  27. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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 says:

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

      Sounds like a Ted comment there.

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

        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.

      • mustang says:

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

  28. MannyGeee says:

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

  29. Cuso says:

    Feed meatball please

  30. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  31. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Naturally, no runs were scored.

  32. Greg says:

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

  33. Bartolo's Colon says:

    rispfail is back….0 for 3

  34. mustang says:

    Mr Happy is here.


  35. Dan says:

    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.

  36. Greg says:

    Damn Santana is quick for a catcher.

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

  38. Erica says:


  39. MannyGeee says:

    whoa, that is a sexy adducter graphic…

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

  41. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice play Nix.

  42. MannyGeee says:

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

  43. DJ4K&Monterowasdinero says:

    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 says:

      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

  44. Erica says:


  45. MannyGeee says:

    vintage Petitte pick off…

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

  46. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  47. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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 says:

      Kettlebell swings.

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  48. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Anyone else rooting for Iberia?

  49. Pat D says:

    Well my guess for the trivia answer was wrong.

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

  51. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Dear Yankees,

    You are playing the Indians, start winning.


  52. Pat D says:

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

  53. Ugh…both Swish and Grandy just missed those.

  54. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Yankee scout watching Grienke.

  55. Greg says:

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

  56. Pat D says:

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

  57. Greg says:

    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

  58. C-Med21 says:

    Andy dealing!!!

  59. Wow, that strike 3 to Tex was unfair.

  60. Greg says:

    Jimenez is dealing as well

  61. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  62. Pat D says:

    OH NOEZ!!!!


  63. vicki says:


  64. Greg says:


  65. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavez is pretty fucking awesome

  66. Need Pitching says:


  67. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Zombie time

  68. Erica says:

    WAIT what happened? I was talking to coworkers.

  69. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Eric Chavez is a motherfucking beast of a man.

  70. Erica says:

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

  71. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Late to the party comments:

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


  72. mustang says:

    Chavez and Ibanez = GOOD FUCKING PICK_UPS!!!

  73. Will (the other one) says:

    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.

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

  75. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  76. C-Med21 says:

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

  77. Need Pitching says:

    Fuck you, Casey Kotchman

  78. mustang says:

    FUCK ME!!!!!!


  79. Greg says:

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

  80. Pat D says:

    Oh for fuck’s sake.

  81. Adam says:

    Oh crud.

  82. Erica says:


  83. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Motherfucker. How bad does it look?

  84. Pat D says:

    He’s coming out.

  85. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Andy, you better not be a fucking hero.

  86. mustang says:

    just pull him its not worth it.

  87. CBean says:

    kill kotchman

  88. Sean C says:

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

  89. Erica says:

    I am so nervous

  90. Pat D says:

    Yea, Girardi’s not stupid here.

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

  92. Erica says:

    He’s staying?!?!

  93. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  94. Greg says:

    Now we might have to go to the waiver wire

  95. Erica says:


  96. mustang says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!

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

  97. Ethan says:

    Well fuck

  98. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And suddenly the need for pitching becomes great.

  99. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  100. FachoinaNYY says:

    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.

  101. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  102. Ivan says:


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

  104. jjyank says:

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

  105. jjyank says:

    Wait, what happened to Andy?

  106. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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”

  107. Manimal says:

    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 says:

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

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        Gardner was supposed to miss just a couple of days.

    • CBean says:

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

  108. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Who is coming in?

  109. CUYanks says:

    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.

  110. Robinson Tilapia says:


  111. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.

  112. C-Med21 says:

    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

  113. Kramerica Industries says:

    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 says:

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

      That’s why they’re so stupid.

  114. Will (the other one) says:

    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.

  115. Need Pitching says:

    Arod really flashing the leather today


  116. Erica says:

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

    We didn’t exactly LOSE Andy.

  117. Greg says:

    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

  118. MannyGeee says:

    wow, interesting inning.

  119. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  120. Cuso says:

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

    • Mike Stanley says:

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

    • sangreal says:

      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

  121. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  122. Cy Pettitte says:

    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.

  123. Ro says:

    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.

  124. Adam says:

    Umm…can’t be burning the pitchers here.

  125. Greg says:

    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

  126. Pat D says:

    Martin to Kotchman: Fuck You!

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

  128. Pat D says:

    By the way, here’s the Pussyfeathers explanation:


  129. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Tis is a horrible game to be not watching.

  130. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

  131. Cy Pettitte says:

    well this has just been a wonderful inning

  132. CBean says:

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

  133. Betty Lizard says:


    (They broke Andy, those bastard Cleves.)

  134. Pat D says:

    Oh, pussyfeathers X infinity.

  135. Greg says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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 *** **** ***.

  136. Ivan says:

    This inning sucks…

  137. MannyGeee says:

    hooray for the walking White Flag, Freddy Garcia!

  138. Erica says:


  139. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  140. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  141. wow says:

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

  142. Ivan says:

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

  143. Adam says:

    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.

  144. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Yankees are scoring a lot more runs tonight.

  145. Erica says:

    Finally. Jeebus.

  146. Tom Q says:

    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.

  147. mustang says:

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

  148. Pat D says:

    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.

  149. Greg says:

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

  150. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  151. Tom Q says:

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

  152. eephus_pitch says:

    That was a horseshit inning all the way around.

  153. 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.

  154. eephus_pitch says:

    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.”

  155. mustang says:

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

    My condolences.

  156. MannyGeee says:

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

  157. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the elusive ardo double

  158. MannyGeee says:

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

  159. mustang says:


  160. ROBBIE CANO OPPOFIELD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Need Pitching says:

    Hell yeah!!!

  162. Kramerica Industries says:

    Thought that was off the end of the bat.

    Really, really carried.

  163. Mike N says:


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

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  165. eephus_pitch says:

    Now we’re talking.

  166. Will (the other one) says:

    Don’cha know.

  167. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Too many…you know…

  168. Erica says:


  169. Erica says:

    How pretty was Robbie’s swing on that?

  170. jjyank says:

    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.

  171. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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

  172. Jim Is Bored says:

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

  173. MannyGeee says:

    god do I love Swish. he is textbook awesome.

  174. 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.

  175. Need Pitching says:

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

  176. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  177. Jim Is Bored says:


  178. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Freddy’s last inning?

  179. Need Pitching says:

    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) says:

      Get Freddy Up?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Chan Ho Park: Mid June to mid July 2010
      11 IP

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

      • Need Pitching says:

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

  180. Dela G says:

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


  181. eephus_pitch says:

    “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.

  182. Pat D says:

    I hate falling asleep during games.

  183. Mike N says:

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

  184. eephus_pitch says:

    Who has a worse commercial:


    Cellino and Barnes?

  185. Ivan says:

    Lets go D-Rob.

  186. Greg says:

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

  187. Ivan says:

    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.

  188. Greg says:


  189. Mike N says:

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

  190. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Fuck. We lost Pettitte.

  191. RetroRob says:


  192. Need Pitching says:

    I say again. Fuck you Casey Kotchman.

  193. mustang says:



  194. sangreal says:

    6 weeks? fuuck

  195. Erica says:


  196. Ethan says:

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

  197. Greg says:

    Now we will have to look for a starter

  198. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Soooooo…what happens at the trade deadline?

  199. Pat D says:

    Oh fuck me in the fucking ass.

  200. Dela G says:

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

  201. jjyank says:

    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.

  202. RetroRob says:

    Two top pitchers down in two hours.

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

  203. bobtaco says:

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

  204. Greg says:

    So. any trade ideas?

  205. Erica says:

    Literally have tears in my eyes.

  206. mustang says:

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

    Minor league pitching depth to be tested.

  207. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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 says:

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  208. VT Yankee Fan says:

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

  209. wow says:

    CRAP… this ain’t good..

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

    • Greg says:

      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 says:

        I drink your milkshake!

      • RetroRob says:

        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 says:

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

  211. Jimmy says:

    Kei Igawa please call your office.

  212. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  213. Jim Is Bored says:

    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.

  214. Karl Krawfid says:

    One of those evil home runs would be nice.

  215. 28 in 2012 says:

    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.

  216. Karl Krawfid says:

    If only Andy just jumped :(

  217. LiterallyFigurative says:


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

  219. Erica says:

    Thank you Chavy.

  220. Mike N says:

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

  221. Pat D says:

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

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

    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! says:

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

  223. Pat D says:

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

  224. OMG! Bagels! says:

    We’re down to the Core 1.

  225. Greg says:

    Ryan Dempster might be a pretty good possibility now.

  226. Pete says:

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

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      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.

  227. Greg says:

    Another possibility is Joe Saunders from the D-Backs

  228. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Where’s Mitre ?

  229. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  230. Karl Krawfid says:

    I’m blaming Corey Wade.

  231. Jimmy says:

    Mariano is better at closing games than Soriano.

  232. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  233. DM says:

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

  234. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  235. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  236. Widget says:

    Soriano fears the strike zone.

  237. bobtaco says:

    Bring in Logan!

  238. Erica says:


  239. Need Pitching says:

    Boone should be in now!?!

  240. Adam says:

    Boom. Shirt out.

    • Cris Pengiucci says:

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

  241. Mike N says:


  242. Josh says:

    soriano looked angrier than usual there

  243. RetroRob says:

    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.

  244. Need Pitching says:

    and exhale
    (and change pants)

  245. mustang says:


  246. Erica says:

    Okay, yay.

  247. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  248. jjyank says:

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

    It’s still said, however.

  249. vicki says:

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

  250. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

    • Brian in NH says:

      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

  251. eephus_pitch says:

    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.

  252. Rockdog says:

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

    • Squints says:

      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.

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