Game 101: Hirok you like a hurricane

Joba strikes out three in latest minor league rehab outing
Austin apparently hurt in Tampa win
(REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

The weather forecast for tonight is a lot better than it was yesterday, but the Yankees and Red Sox still figure to be dodging some rain drops throughout the game. As long as no one slips and get hurt, I’m fine with whatever happens. Long-term health is far more important than the outcome of a single game at this point for the Yankees. Here’s the starting lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
DH Nick Swisher
LF Andruw Jones
Russell Martin
RF Ichiro Suzuki
3B Jayson Nix

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Tonight’s game starts a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on ESPN. Enjoy.

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Joba strikes out three in latest minor league rehab outing
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  • Kevin

    Other than the Blue Jays,all the other AL teams won so even if the Sux win,it will merely tie them for dead last.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Take the game, take the series.

    I can’t stand the thought of the Red Sox coming to the Bronx and winning yet another series.

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

      Remember, what ever happens tonight, no matter what: The Yankees are more than likely going to win the division, meanwhile the Red Sox are more than likely going to be watching every game that takes place in October at home.

      • Jacob

        Fenway Park doesn’t open in October :P

      • Kramerica Industries

        In regards to what I posted, none of that really matters to me.

        Stop me if you’ve heard me say this before, but the Yankees are 4-11 in their last 15 home games against the Red Sox. I hardly even have to begin to describe how horrendous that is. The Red Sox have won three of the last four series’ in the Bronx, with two series’ splits preceding that (in 2010).

        Oh, so they do well at Fenway (14-10 since 2010). Don’t care. The idea is to post winning records against the Red Sox, and losing three out of every four home games makes that damn near impossible.

        Will this game likely affect the Yankees’ chances at winning the AL East? No, not really. Even less likely for the Red Sox to be that team who would be that pain in the ass.

        But it’s a rubber game. It’s Yankees/Red Sox. I think I speak for all of us when I say go forth and fucking WIN.

        *this isn’t meant to sound like an attack post at all, btw. But that home record I posted above is probably my biggest source of irritation, in general, with the Yankees. There’s just no defending that, at all.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Win, but win for none of the reasons you just stated. Win because we want to continue getting this division in the bag.

          I could give a shit what this team’s record against the Boston Red Sox is as long as they’re ahead of them in the standings.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            And, no, that’s not an attack either. I would just love to make this rivalry more the idiot media creation that it is. This ain’t your daddy’s Red Sox anymore.

            • Jacob

              But I don’t have a dad so what Red Sox do you mean? D:

        • Jacob

          *Crowd cheers and screams while pumping bats into air* AND TONIGHT WE DESTROY THEM!!!!!!!!!

        • Tom Q

          Everybody’d like to win, but that stadium record is skewed — mostly based on last year, and the fact that the Sox came into the Stadium very early, when they were rolling and the Yanks were struggling, and then very late, when the Yanks had the division wrapped and were content to let Scott Proctor pitch.

          • Kramerica Industries

            This goes back to August 9, 2010.

            Red Sox went 3-1 to finish 2010, and 7-2 last year. The Red Sox were below .500 when they swept the Yankees the first time (in May), and the Yankees were really hitting their stride when the Red Sox swept them for the second time (in June).

            Seven of the eleven losses were by three runs or less, so these have been winnable games, to boot. Heightens the frustration.

      • TomH

        Baseball history is filled with failed “remembers” like this one.

  • Jacob

    I wish there were 2 games each day

  • dan2

    fly ball to right by sox should be an adventure

    • Strat

      Haha. Yep, Swish should be DH Mike.

    • Jacob

      I just noticed that haha no hits to the right side

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Hey hey my my. Hirok & Roll will never die.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wow redsox crew calling game on BSPN.
    Dan Stoolman puts me to sleep.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Da fuckin Swish is back, bitches.

    Kuroda will finish these fuckers tonight.

  • Pat D

    Posting from my new phone. Yay for me.

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

      What’d ya get?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Can’t wait for the 5. My 4’s on its last legs.

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

        Go Android!!!!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Nah, dude.

  • Tom Q

    So, was anyone watching Baseball Tonight, when they said, “Sure, the Yankees have the best record in baseball, but do you really put them up there with Texas and Anaheim?”

    If I hadn’t heard it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it.

    • Yankee Fan 1

      LOL what even

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Why do people still watch these shows if they know this is what they’re going to get? Between this and MLBTR, I’m gold.

      • Tom Q

        I was eating dinner and looking for something to watch. Also hadn’t seen the other scores at the time.

        For the record,, about five minutes later they mentioned Twitter “lit up”, with people saying the question should have been asked the other way around.

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

      Didn’t even turn on the TV till 8:05. I hate most pregame shows, as they’re kind of pointless anyway…but BT is the worst.

    • Jacob

      That’s why I watch MLB tonight on mlb network, not as bad

    • Kramerica Industries

      Texas has been terrible lately.

      They’re a rotation of five #3’s, but no true shutdown ace. In many ways, in fact, a similar construct to the Yankees, in that they both have fine offenses, and it will be the quality of the pitching that determines how far they can go.

  • captain kiwi

    i want hirok to bean crawford. give them another clip for the yankee-sox montage.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Andruw Jones has such a badass personality.

  • captain kiwi

    5 pitch 1st. keep it up sox

  • DERP

    I love Mark.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Nice play!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great first inning!

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

    Nice play by Jeter….awesome scoop by tex.

  • CBean

    5 pitch first inning! i love it.

  • Jacob

    That was efficient, you can have a drink now Hiroki

  • Tom

    Is ESPN going to show 1/2 the game from behind the catcher?

    Would be nice to see Kuroda dealing…

    (And nice pick Tex!)

  • DERP

    Jeter gets an XBH here.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The whole Hirok substituted for the word “rock” is a bit of a stretch.

    Using in every single possible way doesn’t propagate it’s coolness. It makes it seem even more forced.

    • DERP

      boo this man

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

      -1 for you sir.

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

    God, what a terrible camera angle.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what is Jeter thinking? swing the damn bat

    • Jacob

      It looked like a ball calm the hell down

  • DERP

    ugh you stupid fuck Jeter

    • Jacob

      The ball was barely in the zone that was a good take

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        How is taking a pitch in the zone with 2 strikes a good take?

        • Jacob

          Because it barely just BARELY caught the zone the umpire could have called it a ball

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            With 2 strikes, he should be protecting the plate on borderline pitches. If it was actually out of the zone, I could understand, but that ball had the plate. NBD, get him next time.

  • Brett Pedroia

    Rubber match?

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

    Really, that seems the easiest sky to find a ball against…I think Salty just had a brain fart.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Yankees up there hacking (and whiffing)

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

      So your upset at Jeter for not swinging…but upset that they are swinging…I’m confused…

      • jjyank

        Don’t bother.

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        can’t you tell the guy’s trolling? lol

      • Hummingbird S.

        Im upset that they swung at 5 of the first 7 pitches but Jeter didnt bother to swing at a fastball in the strikezone.. how does that make me a troll?

  • Widget

    Doubront sucks. He will get crushed, eventually in this game.

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

    Just saw Tex’s homer off of Padilla for the first time…love seeing him pimp the homer there.

    • Jacob

      He was making sure it was not foul :P

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

        If I was him though I wouldn’t have moved from home till the ball had landed over the fence.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          He should have done the Carlton Fisk double-arm keep it fair arm wave.

          • Jacob

            -1 for suggesting he take a page out of a former red sox book lol

            • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

              I thought that would make it funnier. Really shove it in their faces.

        • Jacob

          I would have thrown Padilla a smirk, but the best thing about it was he even asked twitter if they thought it was going foul, now that is dedication to a cover up

  • DERP

    So Nova and Hughes each have a 4.08 ERA. Which one finishes the season with a lower ERA?

    • Brian S.

      Hughes. He’s trending in the right direction.

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

      Hughes…he was horrific early, and has gotten much better. Nova on the other hand has been consistently not terrible.

    • Jacob

      Hughes but not by a whole lot

  • Brian S.

    I like how Granderson got out on a changeup against a left handed pitcher. There is literally nothing he won’t strikeout against.

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

    A-Rod gets to that ball, or I just hate Nix so much that I’m imagining it?

  • CBean

    ESPN: If only the Red Sox were winning, they would be winning

  • Kramerica Industries

    Sorry guys, it doesn’t work that way.

  • jjyank

    ESPN: If the Red Sox two best pitchers weren’t so bad, they’d be good! I swear, they’d be leading the wildcard!!

    …really? If they weren’t bad, they’d be good? I miss the YES network already.

    • The Real Greg

      I told you all the media would go nuts.

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

    Really? We’re looking for a dominant number 2? What about this guy on the mound right here? who according to your graphic is 7-1 with a sub 3 ERA in his last however many games ESPN…

  • Brian S.

    Way to go Kuroda. Don’t even challenge the guy with the sub .300 OBP

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Maybe worried about the .282 ISO.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And…fuck.

  • DERP

    Fuck you Kuroda.

  • Brian S.

    God fucking dammit

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kuroda better not shit his pants a la CC.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    And Andruw is picking the ball up about …. now.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Actually just……..now

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

    Jones took a horrific route to that ball.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Wow shitty outfield positioning right there.

  • MartinRanger

    I get irrationally angry when the Red Sox do anything right against the Yankees, but god damn it Kuroda you have to be better than that.

  • Widget

    My god is it make crappy red sox players look good weekend at the Stadium? Sweeney sucks.

  • MartinRanger

    Also Gardner (and maybe Ichiro?) cuts that ball off. Andruw is fine tracking balls but he doesn’t have nearly the range he used to.

  • Jacob

    Oh my god this kid is trolling hard

  • Tom

    So routine groundball past a shift, walk and a single to left that nearly gets to the wall…

    Other than the walk, hard to fault Kuroda for much of this.

  • Widget

    The stank of that west coast road trip is still lingering with the Yankees. Enough already and get back to winning.

    • MartinRanger

      This team has not been the same since that dreadful weekend in Oakland. They are a better team than this.

      • Get Phelps Up

        They’ve won 3 of 5 since then.

        • MartinRanger

          3 of 5 isn’t that impressive when you consider the streak they were on. I’m not saying they are tanking, but I think they aren’t playing particularly good baseball. The pitching has fallen off and the hitting has been really inconsistent. Despite decent help from guys like Nix and Chavez.

          • Get Phelps Up

            They’ve allowed 3.6 runs/game so I don’t know why you’re thinking the pitching has fallen off. As far as the offense goes, they’ve scored 5.4 runs/game in those 5.

            • TomH

              Forget the numbers. He’s seeing, correctly, something you’re not: that since Oakland there has been some falling off in the quality of play. Are they “tanking”? Doubtful. However, this big lead is not to be trusted. Without ARod they’re a weaker team–as they’ve been since Pettitte left for the DL. Moreover, they had been playing at a very high level of intensity during those good weeks, when they built up that lead. Only the very best teams–and these Yankees are not that–can maintain such a pace. They were do for a “correction.”

        • Widget

          Irrationality of the moment trumps results.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          They should have won 6 out of 5.

  • captain kiwi

    eat balls ciriaco.

  • Brian S.

    That pitch to Sweeney was right down the fucking middle.

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

      Yeah, well odds were Kuroda wasn’t going to pitch a shut out, and as long as Pedroia or the great Ciriaco doesn’t score/drive in the runs…I’m happy.

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

    God Ciriaco is such a good player…did you guys see him hustling down to first there. Even when he makes an out he’s awesome.

    • captain kiwi

      even when joking it’s still incensing… argh!

    • MartinRanger

      Ciriaco is like my least favorite player on the Red Sox. Because absolutely nothing suggests he should be able to hit this well.

      The Yankees are not getting any breaks with batted balls this series. Didn’t Morales have an outing where three of his four outs were hard line drives?

  • Tom

    ESPN needs to stop the behind the catcher angle… it adds almost zero value to the game.

  • The Real Greg

    I hope the media doesn’t follow Joe Buck when comaparing the Red Sox to the Cardinals last year. But I knew the media would be jumping for joy.

  • Widget

    So let’s make Doubront look like an ace. This better not be one of those games.

  • jjyank

    Welcome back, Swish.

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

    Garbage time single for the return of Swish.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I fucking hate Ciriaco

  • Kramerica Industries

    Giraffe-neck is such a pain in the ass.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    I really hate that fucking guy.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ciriaco you piece of shit.

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

    …I don’t think Ibanez should be giving Ichiro advice on how to play the outfield.

    fuck you Ciriaco.

  • Widget

    I am all set with Jones. Sick of him.

  • MartinRanger

    So it seems the Yankees are gambling on Russell’s BABIP rebounding? I mean, with the walks and the power he’s not the complete zero his BA suggests, but damn he needs a hot streak.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ciriaco is Merton Hanks

  • MartinRanger

    Okay, let’s have a triple into the gap. We have the groundball single and the 4-pitch walk.

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

    I’d love to see something positive Ichy.

  • Jacob

    I am starting to think jones should only be used as a pinch hitting role for homers because I swear he does two things and two things only: strikeout and hit home runs. Yes guys I am now on the scott hairston train

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Jones as a starter is a mistake, but it messes up indoctrinated narrative here so you have to be careful about what you say.

      • jjyank

        Then who starts in his stead?

        • MartinRanger

          Seriously I don’t think they ever wanted Andruw as more than a situational bat. But when you lose your starting LF for the season you can only do so much. It’d be better if the Colin Curtis’ of the world paid off, but they didn’t.

          • jjyank

            Andruw was signed to be a starter against lefties. If he’s been more than that (which he occasionally, but not tonight) it’s been because of injuries. Better players are likely too expensive in prospect terms. So again, who’s the better option?

            • Andruw’s Smile

              There really isn’t one. Jones was signed to be the right handed part of a platoon and be Outfield insurance. I’m sure Girardi and company didn’t envision Ibanez/Jones to start more than a game a week in the outfield combined. But, injuries push guys into action and forces your hand in terms of depth. So, it is what it is.

          • Get Phelps Up

            That’s why they got Ichiro.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Alright Choo-zuki, get er done Party-Rocker

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    They could really use another everyday, above average against lefties and righties, bat.

    • MartinRanger

      I mean, so could every team in baseball. You just described a potential all-star.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        True. But I don’t care about every team in baseball. I do see a bit of a hole in the Yankee offense, especially with ARod out. Too many platoon hitters and low production spots in the order. They can survive without more offense, especially for the regular season, but deepening the lineup would be very nice.

        • MartinRanger

          And how exactly do they do that? They can’t stretch the budget any further. They don’t have major talent in the upper minors. And reliable bats don’t come cheaply. These aren’t the Yankees of old, but they are paying for the mistakes of them.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            “They can’t stretch the budget any further. ”

            Sure they can. They may choose not to.

  • MartinRanger

    Ichiro not exactly inspiring confidence since coming over. Then again I can’t say with certainty that Wise would be doing any better.

    • Jacob

      oh I can

      • MartinRanger

        Really? He’s 34 years old with a career .222/.258/.381 line. He was playing way over his head. He was due to get considerably worse.

        • Jacob

          but who knows when that was going to be

  • Brian S.

    The Red Sox score 2 out runs. We do not.

    • The Real Greg

      The Mets score 2 out runs and we don’t.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Someone, on this thread, went to the bathroom and scored two runs. We did not.

    • Get Phelps Up

      The Red Sox are in last place and under .500. We are not.

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

    idk, maybe it’s because we have a huge divisional lead…or because Boston has been generally terrible all year…it’s really not too important for me for the Yankees to win this game. I’d love to see it don’t get me wrong, but I’d love it in the same way as if it was the Orioles, or the Indians…

    • jjyank

      Pretty much.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Win the division. I don’t give a shit about the rest.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      That’s blasphemy in RAB land. BLASPHEMY.

      But yea, a win here would be nice. A loss wouldn’t kill me either.

  • DERP

    I’ve already moved on to the Orioles series. They start three crap starters, so that’s nice. Unfortunately we don’t start CC or Kuroda.

    • Widget

      based on CC’s last start and this Kuroda gem, it’s not that big of a deal.

      • jjyank

        You’re really judging Kuroda’s start in the 3rd inning of a two run game?

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

          Do you really need to ask that question?

          • jjyank

            You’re right. I don’t know why I bother.

            • Widget

              It’s called sarcasm. Obviously their recent outings have no bearing on their next outings. Duh!!!

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Is this “sarcasm” too?

                Widget says:
                July 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

                just let all the garbage get on base. Crawford should be going yard again. Worst part of losing this series is the Red Sox will go back to Fenway and get smoked by the Tigers.

                • jjyank

                  It’s funny how some commenters use the “sarcasm” card when they’re called out for crazy statements.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Speaking of which, did anyone ever even see my reply to the whole religion/Andy debacle in the other thread? Still showing as “awaiting moderation.” Pretty tame reply.

                    • jjyank

                      I did not, unfortunately.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I don’t get that at all. I’ve heard worse than I had to say about 20 times in this thread.

  • DERP

    I hate this fucking team. I hope Ellsbury tries to steal and then Cano stomps on his bad shoulder.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Dammit Yankees.

  • Widget

    just let all the garbage get on base. Crawford should be going yard again. Worst part of losing this series is the Red Sox will go back to Fenway and get smoked by the Tigers.

    • Jacob

      That’s the confidence I like to see

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

    Can we get a slow mo of the play at first, not the clear out at second?

  • Brian S.

    ESPN won’t show the play at first.

  • Get Phelps Up

    ESPN truck takes a look at that play, saw that he was out, doesn’t show it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gee, ESPN, show the wild card graphic some more.

    I don’t think I get the point yet.

  • DERP

    Well done.

  • Hummingbird S.

    great play by Nix to turn that DP.. that was nice

  • MartinRanger

    That’s better.

    Okay no more screwing around with Doubront.

  • Tom

    Gritty DP… gritty hustle in almost beating that out.

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

    We got 4 outs that inning, on two double plays.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ooh. The camera just caught Grit-ster say “ef.”

    That’s not very grit-like.

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

    God, if we didn’t have Jeter ESPN wouldn’t like a single player on our team.

    • Brian S.

      They like Swisher.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Stan. Stan.

    Eat. Work. Gym. Sleep.

    Stan. Stan.

    Eat. Work. Gym. Creepy Lamb. Sleep.

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

      I love that sheep/lamb.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Reminds me of Genesis: The World We Live In

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          I meant Land of Confusion

          (Duh. I’m an idiot)

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Well Superman, where are you now?

  • DERP

    Nix!

  • Hummingbird S.

    first pitch DP.. very nice

  • Brian S.

    Fuck off Jeter!

  • DERP

    You dumb fucking idiot Jeter

    • Jacob

      Seriously you should go troll somewhere else

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, I certainly couldn’t have predicted that double play off THAT bat…

  • MartinRanger

    Thanks Captain! Ugh.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Schulman set that up.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    First pitch DP on a pitch that was worse than the one he took for strike 3 in the first inning. SMH.

  • Widget

    Doubront pitching better than Lester pretty much sums up why the red sox suck and will continue to suck this season.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Guys, let’s all pause a moment and mourn the misfortune of the 2012 Boston Red Sox.

    • jjyank

      Mourn = celebrate?

      • Get Phelps Up

        Should have said: Guys, let’s all pause a moment and join ESPN in mourning the misfortune of the 2012 Boston Red Sox.

    • Widget

      It’s a damn human tragedy. They had to fire that junkie Francona and Theo shafted them with those Crawford and Lackey deals, and God decided that it wasn’t in the cards for them last year. So we should mourn for them everyday.

  • Widget

    again, thanks for the awesome at bat jeter.

  • MartinRanger

    Good AB by Curtis. He should think about running with two out.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Feels like they’ve worked Doubront well, but his pitch count is still manageable.

    • Brian S.

      That’s because for every guy that has worked him we have people like Jones and Jeter that groundout on the first pitch.

  • MartinRanger

    More shitty BABIP luck. Damn.

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

    Tex couldn’t have hit that ball any harder…

  • Hummingbird S.

    hard hit, but caught.. no luck so far for the Yankees

  • Brian S.

    Trade for Headley right meow.

  • Widget

    Anthony Rizzo has 7 homers, Adrian Gonzalez has 10. I’d put good money down that Rizzo finishes with more homers than Gonzalez. I will add that I hate Gonzalez.

  • Brian S.

    First pitch to Ross was right down the middle.

  • MartinRanger

    You aren’t obligated to allow the leadoff batter on every inning Hiroki.

  • Hummingbird S.

    too many baserunners allowed by Hiroki

    • Hummingbird S.

      that DP was nice, he should teach Rapada how to throw to second

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

    1. Cano is too smooth to be allowed.

    2. I hate 1-4-3 DP’s

    • jjyank

      Cano is too smooth to be injured. SIGN HIM.

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

        sign him to a reasonable deal. I’m actually in the let him walk camp if he wants anymore than 6 years after next season.

        • jjyank

          I think he’ll get more than that. My ideal scenario is a 6 year deal with two vesting options for plate appearances. If he hits those vesting requirements, he’s at least not injured, and that could take him to eight.

          But as I’ve said before, I have blinders for Cano. He’s my boy.

  • MartinRanger

    Is there anyone here who really trusts 2012 Ivan Nova over 2012 Phil Hughes in the playoffs? It’s not like Nova gives up fewer home runs.

    I just see this assumption they’ll move Hughes to the bullpen because he did it years ago and it makes no sense to me whatsoever.

    • Brian S.

      As long as Hughes starts on the road I’m fine with him starting in the playoffs (assuming we get there)

    • Kramerica Industries

      Hughes gives up home runs.

      Nova gives up tons of extra base hits.

      Pick your poison.

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

        Hughes. He doesn’t put anybody on base, and allows solo shots.

        • Kramerica Industries

          That actually spooks me in some ways – Hughes is bound to give up a couple two or three-run shots with the sheer volume of HR he allows. Hope that something like that doesn’t come back to bite them at the worst moment.

          That said, I’m taking Hughes right now myself, only because Nova routinely allows baserunners. Hughes seems to be a lot more capable of dominating on any given night.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I agree that the law of averages will catch up and, yes, some HRs will be hit with runners on base, but there have also been very, very good pitchers throughout history who were extremely HR-prone.

            • Kramerica Industries

              Well, of course.

              Especially if they are in the right ballpark for half their games, a fly ball pitcher can be extremely successful. In this case, I don’t think it’s any surprise Hughes has been better on the road than at home.

              • MartinRanger

                Right now I see Hughes becoming vintage Brad Radke with a higher K/9 rate and I’m pretty happy with that.

          • Anthony

            Wow, give credit to Kuroda.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The assumption is more based on a general impatience with Hughes than anything concrete. I don’t think anything’s a given.

  • teddy

    we got this game

  • Brian S.

    Doubront has a 4.5 ERA and a 4.3 FIP. SCORE RUNS

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jesus Christ.

    How many more times are these three going to badger the “Lester and Beckett being better” POV. HOLY SHIT!

  • Get Phelps Up

    4 runs in 6 innings is a step in the right direction? If you mean it’s an improvement over 11 runs in 4.2 innings, then yes it is a step in the right direction.

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

    I usually don’t let anything ESPN says effect me, but this goes beyond them. I’m fucking sick of our rotation not getting the respect it deserves “CC’s going to have a lot of pressure in his starts because of the lack of quality depth behind him” my fucking ass.
    Kuroda is averaging almost 7IP per start, with a 3.34 ERA
    Hughes has an ERA of 3.34 in 15 starts since My 6th
    and Nova has been a decent 4 guy as well..
    Our rotation is damn good ESPN, MSN, and some commenters here. fuck.

    • jjyank

      +1 for the Yankee rotation

    • Widget

      You know ESPN will never give the Yankees their due, it’s against company policy.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swing at errthang.

    • jjyank

      Is that a word?

  • MartinRanger

    Be nice for Andruw to run into one here.

  • captain kiwi

    come onnnn, make him pay

  • Hummingbird S.

    Please, make him pay for all the walks

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

    If Ichiro swings first pitch I am turning this game off.

    • Hummingbird S.

      you know it’s coming.. and people will defend saying it was bound to be a good pitch to hit

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

        Thank god he didn’t…

    • MartinRanger

      Well he tried.

    • captain kiwi

      women’s team gymnastic is a decent distraction right now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Six base runners already against Doubront. It’s about time to start taking advantage.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Just to get things straight, I don’t care how good this game winds up getting in the next 35 minutes, Breaking Bad comes first.

    Priorities, people.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      I’m into Newsroom

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m interested. No HBO, though. Might start DL’ing it at some point.

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

      DVR dude, it’s the 2010’s

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh no no no. This happens in real time, baby.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Should we get another bat even if it’s part-time?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yep. All the makings of severe frustration right now, fortunately there’s still time to atone for that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    RISPfail special

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    At least they cleared the pitcher’s spot.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Yikes, Ichiro… Maybe these poor ABs against lefties will prove to Girardi that Ichiro should really only platoon, and never hit against lefties.

  • Brian S.

    I sure am glad we decided to upgrade our offense with the guy with the 76 wRC+

  • MartinRanger

    Ichiro had better go on a tear in the next week, or I’m pretty much giving up on him. I have no idea how his approach worked for as long as it did.

    Really need Swisher to get back to being a presence in the lineup.

  • teddy

    chase headly please

  • Widget

    Doubront is on the verge of getting crushed. It’s gonna happen next inning and we will all laugh.

  • The Real Greg

    Problem is that the runners are being let on with 1 or more outs. We have not led off an inning great tonight.

    And actually, Orel was exactly right. The Yankees are not playing with the urgency the Red Sox are. Complacency can bite you in the ass sometimes. Let’s hope it doesn’t this season.

    • Brian S.

      Nix leadoff with a walk before Jeter ruined it but doing Jeter things.

      • The Real Greg

        MULTIPLE base runners.

        I am tired of you spreading so much hate about Ichiro and CC and Jeter.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Either that or Doubront has their number.. 3rd start this season that they can’t get to him

      • The Real Greg

        I actually think Doubront has been their best starting pitcher all year. The game yesterday was the one that we should have won, But CC bit the bullet.

    • Widget

      Really? Your only hope for the red sox is that the yankees get complacent? You are up shit’s creek without a paddle because the red sox problems run deep and cold and hard.

  • MartinRanger

    Oh my god that was terrible. Like I’d expect that from Ibanez. Or Gary Sheffield.

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

      Gary Sheffield was awesome.

      • MartinRanger

        in 1997

        • Brian S.

          As a Yankee even. He was crap defensively though, just like every single player on the team during the time period.

          • MartinRanger

            Which did you prefer? Bobby Abreu’s wallphobia or Sheffield’s one handed catches?

            • Brian S.

              Sheffield was a better defender but that isn’t saying much.

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

        At hitting, anyway. He was a jerk.

  • TampaYankee

    And this was an upgrade over Wise who was hitting better lately how?

    This Ichiro trade is frustrating.

    • MartinRanger

      34 years old. .222/.258/.381.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        That’s the same OPS Ichiro has right now. And he’s 38.

        Just saying.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Why? It’s basically Ichiro over Wise, and that’s pretty obviously an upgrade

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You can put him out there every day and know the position is going to be played well. He’s not going to hit .400 while he’s here. That, to me, counts for a hell of a lot and a definitely upgrade over a journeyman like Wise.

  • captain kiwi

    earthworm jim, everybody

  • captain kiwi

    hiroki is pitching well. sox should only have 1, and the offense is… frustrating, but kuroda doing kuroda things. russell needs to work some magic now.

    • captain kiwi

      lol. or nix. same guy right?

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

    Being 1 hit by Felix Dubrount is zero fun.

    • The Real Greg

      You forget what he did to us in Fenway.

  • MartinRanger

    Nix is really getting good at that short-porch opposite field swing.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Didn’t Max Scherzer have a frustrating “effectively wild” start against the Yanks at the start of the season?

    • Kramerica Industries

      It was frustrating, but they were winning that game.

      I could swear you are thinking of the ALDS game last year where Scherzer throw 100 pitches in five innings, but kept the Yankees off the board.

  • The Real Greg

    And by the way, for people complaining about Ichiro being out there tonight, its either Ichiro or Ibanez. Think about that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter has been owned tonight… great stuff from the leadoff hitter

  • MartinRanger

    Jeter half your offensive value consists in crushing lefties. This is bad.

  • DERP

    Fuck off Derek.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeter’s just having a banner night.

    • Brian S.

      But he’s hitting over teh .300z!!1!!1! He’s an All-Star!

      • jjyank

        Didn’t you get banned? I’m beginning to miss that brief window already.

        • Brian S.

          After one disagreement?

          • jjyank

            I did say “beginning”, didn’t I?

            • Brian S.

              Are you beginning to wish the other half dozen people criticizing Jeter to get banned?

              • jjyank

                Nope. You’ve seemed extra combative lately.

      • Yankee Fan 1

        Craptastic game but he’s hitting 333 /367 /430 this month. Simmer down.

  • Widget

    Kuroda is pitching a great game. Get the man some damn runs. Please.

  • Karl Krawfid

    “Dick around”

  • MartinRanger

    Wow this really sucks.

  • Tom

    1 hit allowed by Felix Doubront… and even that was a groundball single through the infield.

  • The Real Greg

    Guys, Doubront is not a crappy pitcher. Especially against the Yankees whom he beat at Fenway in the 4 game set. and held them down before the epic comeback

    The game yesterday is the one we should have won.

    • Widget

      He is garbage. You just hate the Yankees.

      • jjyank

        No he doesn’t. You just don’t understand Greg.

    • MartinRanger

      Doubront is not nearly good enough that this offense should have 1 hit against him. CC’s start is irrelevant.

    • Tom

      Who said he was crappy? Would it be possible to stop creating these ridiculous strawman?

      He has a 4.54 ERA, and a FIp of 4.31, so he’s not exactly an ace who should be 1 hitting the Yankees.

      • The Real Greg

        Phillip Humber was NO-HITTING the Yankees through 7 last year.
        Doug Davis shut them out in Wrigley last year.

        Should they have done that? No. But it happened. And Doubront is better than both of them.

        • Tom

          So taking that the next step basically we should tip our hat to ANY pitcher?

          Nice logic.

          I guess we should expect any pitcher with a below average ERA to 1 hit the Yankees now.

          I get it now… never the offense’s fault… who could have expected the Yankees to come up with more than 1 groundball single (now 2) against an ace like Doubront.

    • Hummingbird S.

      97 ERA+ so he’s below league average.

      • The Real Greg

        What’s his line against the Yankees?

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          Better than it should be.

  • Karl Krawfid

    1 hit.

    5 walks.

    Its the first pitch swinging that is annoying.

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

    fuck…nice play to save a run…but gotta get an out there Derek.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great defense.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Again, banner night Jete.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jeter killing the Yanks.. he has to make that catch

  • Widget

    so much for keeping the trash off the field. Crawford is a joke.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      That’s dangerously close to the Monday comment

      • Widget

        no it’s not. It’s not even close. Crawford is not a good player. Stop making shit up.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Sorry, did you just call Crawford trash? It’s not the same, it’s dangerously close – like I said.

          Not making shit up.

          • Widget

            I would say the same thing if Punto got on base. He too is trash. It’s ok to say players of every race are trash or suck. Not everything is racial.

  • DERP

    Catch the fucking ball you POS

  • Brian S.

    Oh.

  • Hummingbird S.

    come the fuck on Hiroki.. strikes..

  • DERP

    jesus christ

  • Hummingbird S.

    now all we need is a DP..

  • Cy Pettitte

    “fucking a” lol

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

    Hooray for an outfielder throwing to the correct base.

    • Tom

      +1

      Thought for sure he was going to fire it to 3rd.

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

    that. was. fucking. incredible.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!! Good job ESPN

    • captain kiwi

      what happened?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        They cut to Pedroia just as he screamed “fuckin A” right into the camera

        • captain kiwi

          damn, don’t know how i missed that.

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

        Pedrioa was upset, and as he was going back to the dugout, for some reason there was a live Microphone right next to him and heard him clearly scream “fuckin a.”

  • Brian S.

    Awwwwww poor Pedey can’t get an XBH when there isn’t a big dumb fucking wall in left field.

  • Athenian

    Really hoped the real Yanks would return tonight. One friggin hit, c’mon!

  • Hummingbird S.

    beauty!

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s a game-saver, Hiroki.

    Time to cash in with some runs of their own.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hope CC is in the dugout taking notes

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Can we score some frigging runs please?

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Nice job Hirok.

    Now for some runs please … pretty please.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Awesome!

    now please score some runs.

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

    I really hope some stupid Political Correctness pansy organization goes all “think of the children” on Pedrioa, the Sox, and ESPN for that.

  • The Troll

    They desperately need an additional bat in that lineup. Ichiro’s not going to solve much of anything. I hope Cashman comes through.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I read a Tweet that said the Dodgers got Rollins and Howard. Can anybody confirm this?

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

      That doesn’t come close to passing the sniff test.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I know, right.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        It was a fake Buster Olney account lol

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

      neither mlbtr or google has anything, so I’m going to say no.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Buster Olney ?@Busler_ESPN
      BLOCKBUSTER trade just agreed to that sends Ryan Howard & Jimmy Rollins to #Dodgers; #Phillies get James Loney, Dee Gordon & Zach Lee.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        A friend of mine retweeted this. “Busler” lol

      • Bunt Gardner

        Crap. Didn’t even notice that was the fake account. Sorry.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Busler not Buster

      • Kramerica Industries

        @Buster_ESPN

        So, no. Unless that one is the fake.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awful swing.. that was a hanger

  • Kramerica Industries

    This is pathetic.

  • Widget

    Greg’s pants must be soiled after that strike out. You gonna hold your Doubront blow up doll extra tight tonight Greggors?

  • DERP

    Fake rumor going around that says Shields going to the Braves for Teheran and Bethancourt. If this were real, who would have won?

  • The Real Greg

    It’s the Brett Cecil model. Fastball, change and curve. No wonder we struggle against him.

  • The Troll

    Getting owned by Felix is not so feliz.

  • Hummingbird S.

    lefty masher that can’t hit lefties.. great value

  • MartinRanger

    Well glad we’ve got Swisher back in the lineup.

  • The Real Greg

    Get Scott Hairston please.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      I’m tired of you spreading so much hate about Jones.

      • The Real Greg

        I dislike Jones. I don’t hate him. I didn’t hate him when he was carving up Fenway. But we need an upgrade.

      • Brian S.

        +1

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yep. Better without A-Rod.

    • MartinRanger

      That was the single most ridiculous thing I saw. No, he hasn’t been at his best this year. But the Yankees are better without him and their bench guys playing regularly? Give me a break.

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

      …who said that? they deserve a slap.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It was Pedroia’s grittiness that allowed him to go to the ground and catch that.

  • The Troll

    Ok. It’s time to bench Andruw for a few games . . .

  • Celerino Sanchez

    Jones is f**king done. Couldn’t cut that ball off in the second. Can’t hit for his life.

    Team is too left-handed now.

    Lucky to have the big lead. 3-7 in the last 10 after tonight’s poor effort.

  • Anthony

    HUSTLE Jones, HUSTLE

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Holy shit Andruw.

  • The Real Greg

    Felix Doubront’s career against the Yankees

    1-0 with a 3.18 ERA m 11 hits and 19 K’s in 17 innings (Not counting tonight)

    Crappy pitcher huh?

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

      Yes, he is. What he does against one team is irrelevant. It’s 1/29th of the available information.

      • Celerino Sanchez

        Seems like the Yankees have been putting a lot of efforts like this lately regardless of whether the pitcher appears to be really good or really crappy.

        More to worry about than whether or not Doubrant’s any good.

    • Celerino Sanchez

      Watching this…you’d think Cy Young was pitching…

    • Tom

      Yes… below average this year unless you insanely look at 17 innings and consider that more meaningful than 100+ innings.

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

    I’ve been defending Jones a lot lately…but fuck Andruw…come on man.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Can the Andruw apologists for his Fielding prowess please be quiet for a month, now? Or still in denial?

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Put pena out there
    That was way worse than damon or matsui in 2009.

  • captain kiwi

    i know people hate ichiro for what he has(n’t) done at the plate, but seeing druw in left like that makes me appreciate the balls off of ichiro.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    Bottom 4 in the Yankees lineup have OBP of .305 or worse. It’s like a NL lineup they ran out there today.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Kuroda hoe

  • Kramerica Industries

    And another double play.

    Seriously – when the hell do the Yankees cash in?

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

    Robbie hanging in there like a champ!!

    • bobtaco

      That Ross slide was borderline.

      • Mike N

        It looked pretty run-of-the-mill to me.

        • bobtaco

          Maybe it was the slo-mo, looked a little late…

  • Mike N

    I am feeling like the Yanks have got this game.

    • Celerino Sanchez

      Hope you are right!

  • captain kiwi

    god i love kuroda.

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

      According to some though, he’s not a solid enough pitcher to be the Yankees number 2.

      • Mike N

        He’s more like a number 2.5.

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

          What more does he possibly have to do to be considered a #2?

          • Mike N

            OK. I’ll give him 2.333.

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

          sarcasm?

          • Mike N

            shhh

      • captain kiwi

        well once kuroda gets pegged with this loss, he’ll be 10-8, so those people are justified.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Seriously?

          • captain kiwi

            no. not at all. lol. also, yay russ!

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          He’s no Nova.

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

          again please tell me sarcasm? I don’t even know, this place has gone crazy the last couple days. Arguments about contracts, and trades, and people claiming other people hate the wrong players…It’s been making my head hurt.

          • captain kiwi

            lol, yeah, sarcasm. i don’t convey very well i guess, heh. i just thought saying “i love kuroda” would’ve cut me some slack though :p

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

              I don’t pay close enough attention lol…but like I said…this place has become a loony bin the last few days.

              • captain kiwi

                i’ve noticed O_O it’s kind of a gamble to visit these boards nowadays.

  • Mike N

    Kuroda looked nasty on that last AB.

  • CBean

    The Yankees really should get #HIROK some runs. He’s been awesome.

  • Anthony

    I am starting to feel legitimately bad for Kuroda. Its like the beginning of the season all over again….Kuroda has been pitching great but with 0 run support.

    • Anthony

      MARTIN!!! He hit it the same place he did vs. Toronto. Awesome.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Try his entire career.

  • Hummingbird S.

    RUSS!! YS special!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Coltrane.

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

    RUSSEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! W/ TWO DAYS OF MUSSEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Kramerica Industries

    Huge HR, Mussell.

    Get some more.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Russell!!!

  • jjyank

    Somewhere, Betty Lizard just orgasmed.

    • Betty Lizard

      Hell, I was ecstatic over the walk!

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    (Orel and Shulman both have a man-crush on Tito, its embarrassing)
    YEA BIG RUSS!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Old man in a Brosius jersey T.

    Nice.

    • Mike N

      Yeah. Hilarious!

  • Mike N

    Hahahahahahah! I’ve been hanging out with Dodgers fans today.

  • Anthony

    That’s the speed I missed.

  • MartinRanger

    That was lovely. Now steal.

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

    lol, Ichiro new he could beat that out and wanted to up his AVG and OBP instead of just OBP.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And now a baserunner as well.

    Gotta get Ichiro home. Hopefully some more.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Classic ichiro baby

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Was that Thomas Friedman sitting next to Paul Simon?

    • bobtaco

      Yep.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Please steal and THEN bunt.

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

      Teams don’t ever actually do this…It’s a great plan in theory but there are too many moving parts to have it actually work.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Umm, bunt?

    Heartily disagree. No. No. No.

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

    why the fuck is he bunting? let him steal on his own!!

  • smurfy

    Hiroki’s hit was perfect. Not threatening enough to take him out. Left him teetering…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Japanese person fail

  • Karl Krawfid

    Take the fucking bunt off jesus christ!

  • Brian S.

    BUNT!?!?!?

  • MartinRanger

    Stop giving them outs! Nix has been hitting well lately!

    UGH.

    • The Real Greg

      And he strikes out. In hindsight though.

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

    Ichiro should steal here. Odds are he’s going off speed to try to get the K.

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

      guess I was wrong…but he should definitely be on the move here, cause derek is swinging first pitch and he’s gonna hit it on the ground.

  • Hummingbird S.

    thanks for nothing Nix… terrible AB

  • Brian S.

    Chase Headley.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Should have bunted.

  • jjyank

    Hopefully the righty coming in means Ichiro steals.

    • bobtaco

      Better do it before Jeter grounds into the DP

  • Brian S.

    If Girardi had any balls he would pinch hit Chavez.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Why the EF take the bunt off?

    • Brian S.

      Because bunting is dumb as hell.

      • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        So is striking out on a high pitch and not advancing the runner

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          Don’t need to give away an out to advance Ichiro. He can advance himself.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    RHP on the mound. Captain DP at the plate.

    Please go on the first pitch, Ichiro.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Thanks for listening, Ichiro.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ichiro should be able to steal 2nd with Albers in

  • Hummingbird S.

    this has DP written all over if Ichiro doesnt steal

    • Hummingbird S.

      great!

  • Widget

    Dark Knight Mountain Dew is pretty damn good.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    ICHIBAN!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two chances to tie the game now.

    Don’t fuck this up.

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

    nice :)

    now take third.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ichiro!

  • jjyank

    YES Ichiro. Thank you.

  • Widget

    Steal 3rd.

  • MartinRanger

    One batter too late. But so nice to see the steal as an option again.

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

    Good throw by Sweeney :(

  • Cy Pettitte

    thank god Thompson didn’t do another shitty send and get Ichiro thrown out by 20 feet

  • Hummingbird S.

    awesome… another hit with RISP that doesnt score a run
    now we are a DP away from not scoring

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy fucking shit.

    How many times is that this week that a base hit didn’t score the runner from second?

    Not the fault of the hitter at all. It’s just fucking annoying by now.

  • MartinRanger

    And more terrible luck with RISP.

    Classic hitting by Jeter there.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Jeter should steal 2nd here. No way they throw through.

  • jjyank

    In hindsight, holding Ichiro was smart. That was a damn good throw to home.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Squeeze bunt plz!!!!!! #AngelsBaseball #AllahAybar #RallyMonkey

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’m for the squeeze here too but can Grandy even bunt?

  • smurfy

    alright! we just got rid of Albers, the bear.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Of all the times for Kurtis to strike out, this sure as fuck isn’t one of them.

  • captain kiwi

    ot but the mens 400m relay is on and always exciting

  • bobtaco

    Just get it in the air Grandy

    • bobtaco

      not like that

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Robbie thompson please die. Fuck ichiro can score on that.

    • jjyank

      Probably not thought, which makes it smart.

    • RkyMtnYank

      No, bad call!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    They keep a stat for everything.

    So there has to be a stat that measures number of hits with RISP that DON’T score runs.

    Because seriously, we’ve had a ton.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awesome choke job by Grandy..

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not a strikeout, but just as worthless an AB.

    Criminy.

  • MartinRanger

    Well that was terrible.

    Teix time to continue your hot-hitting ways.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson just having a terrific series

    • Widget

      He did have a Grand Slam in the first game. :(

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

    Jeter should’ve taken off for second the second he knew the throw was going through.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking typical.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuck that shit

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Fuck

  • Anthony

    Unbelievable.

  • Mike N

    Augh!

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Pathetic

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

    Tex…Grandy…that was awful.

  • MartinRanger

    Everything sucks.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Pathetic. RISPfail at its finest.

  • Widget

    That is your 2012 New York Yankees. Terrible.

    • Tom Q

      Which explains the 60-40 record.

      • Widget

        The team isn’t terrible, the RISP is, and that inning was another example of it.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Who gives a shit if they’re winning games?

    • jjyank

      Or one of the best teams in the league? You sound spoiled.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ugly ass inning.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Ground ball to right field should score ichiro other teams like rays and angels go automaticly to homr from second or first to third. Girardi and thompson kill rallys with this dont lose shit.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      They kill rallies by not getting a runner thrown out at the plate?

    • Bunt Gardner

      You should apply to be a MLB third base coach.

    • 28 this year

      did you see the throw? Ichiro would have been dead in the water. The ball was hit hard and the outfielder got to it quickly, had momentum and it wasn’t that deep. And yes the Rays send runners like crazy and do you see where they are? The Yankees way is better, the proof is in the record.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    That’s fucking ridiculous. Less than 2 outs with a speedy runner on third in a 1 run game and your 2 and 3 hitters up and you can’t get the run across.

    That’s a losing recipe.

  • MartinRanger

    RISP has to normalize eventually, right?

    • Widget

      It feels like it won’t.

    • Tom Q

      Their RISP was actually pretty scorching during the stretch when they were winning most every day. Most people only notice it when it’s failing.

  • stuart a

    same old story. a broken record. ba risp the usual.. grandy at least did not strike out for about the 123rd time..

    joke….this offense is avg……nice pitch nix swung at, maybe he would have swung at it if it was going to the backstop.

    grandy with 58 rbi/s because the guy strikes out a god awful amount…….

    andruw jones charm is waring off fast. can the guy lose 10 pounds and give a crap?

    • jjyank

      You kids get off my damn lawn!!! *shakes fist*

    • Widget

      You tell it like it is Stuart. The rest of these fools wear Yankees tinted glasses, but you see through all the bullshit.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      stuart <3

  • Mike N

    Painful.

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

    Kuroda had been brilliant tonight. a few to many base runners, but the two-seamers have been keeping the ball on the ground.

  • MartinRanger

    Don’t you dare put Soriano in if they tie it. Go with D-Rob.

    • Nathan

      Closers in a tie game almost always result in the other team scoring…I don’t know why.

  • Nathan

    Another quality start by Kuroda…wish the offense would just show up and back him up.

    Can’t say this enough: Kuroda has been more than I could have expected and more.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kuroda is definitely having Dodgers flashbacks

  • Kramerica Industries

    Six outs left to tie this game or, hopefully, take the lead.

    Kuroda pitched great tonight. It would be a crime for him to take an L.

    • captain kiwi

      even an ND would be a shame.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Hiroki you deserve better.

  • captain kiwi

    nice quick 8th. win this for hiroki guys, c’mon.

  • Mr. Pink

    This offense needs a shot in the arm. I was hoping for Justin Upton or Shin Soo Choo and got a washed up Ichiro. I’m not liking our chances in the playoffs with this offense. There’s no such thing as too many homers but when most of your hits are home runs it’s a problem. Our pitching is not what made us lose in the ALDS vs. the Tigers, it was our pitiful hitting with RISP and in general. The middle of the order isn’t putting fear in the opposing pitchers. Cano is hack happy and will swing at all pitches, high or low and Tex is up and down.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      “when most of your hits are home runs it’s a problem.”

      You just can’t make gems like this up.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

        Lol

      • jjyank

        Fans of other teams wish they could bitch about our offensive problems.

  • stuart a

    if there offense was remotely competent and close to what it has been the last few years they would have 68 wins or more.

    their pitching has carried this team the whole year.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Well, I’d have to think the offense will be improving now that ARod isn’t around to drag it down.

    • MartinRanger

      Yeah, top OPS in the majors and 5th in run scored and it’s all the pitching.

    • jjyank

      *shakes fist*

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

      yet according to the MSM we don’t have a legitimate number 2 guy.

    • MartinRanger

      This is just revolting to watch. I don’t care that they are 20 over .500.

      It’s like the vintage Orioles of the naughties. Except it’s worse.

  • Troll Hunter

    REALLY??!!!!! A base hit doesnt score Ichiro from second???!!! WTF? Don’t they watch their own team? Worst in baseball with runners in scoring position! Plus whats up with letting ?nix swing? Manager and third base coach deserve the loss in this game.

    • jjyank

      …because he would have been thrown out by a mile?

      • Troll Hunter

        Better chance of scoring than on a pop up and ground out if we are using hindsight. wouldnt you agree? Let me say again WOST TEAM IN MLB WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION!

        • 28 this year

          Great job using hindsight. That is how to address a problem.

        • Get Phelps Up

          The Yankees aren’t even the worst team in their own division with RISP.

          • Troll Hunter

            Really?? Stats please.

        • Bunt Gardner

          This argument is beyond ridiculous.

  • pistol pete

    How much longer is Girardi going to have Granderson bat 2nd vs leftys leaving a gaping hole late in games and an easy pitching change for the opposing team. How he bats ahead of Cano and Swisher vs leftys is hard to explain. Lastly how many late rallys are we going to have to watch our best hitter not get up because Girardi won’t move Cano to the 3 hole, it’s ridiculous. Now we get him leading off again Just put Cano 3rd and leave him there instead of jerking him around among 3rd 4th and 5th.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Because he’s been better than Cano and Swisher vs. Lefties?

      • pistol pete

        You can stick those stats where the sun don’t shine. Cano’s our best hitter period, bat him ahead of Grandy vs leftys.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Could not be any slower..

  • Karl Krawfid

    That’s what happens when you take your time out of the box cano.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Yep, he loses all those close plays out of the box.

  • Mr. Pink

    Cano and Boras are going to have a lot of explaining to do in contract talks when the Yankees bring up his numbers hitting with RISP.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I highly doubt that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy fuck Swisher.

    Right over the middle of the plate.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Way to take a hanging breaking ball right down the middle.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Awful… swing the goddamn bat. That was not nasty, that was a breaking ball in the middle of the fucking plate.

  • The Real Greg

    Guys they are 8 games ahead in the division.

    STOP BITCHING!

    • jjyank

      Bravo, Greg. I feel like this is something I normally say to you.

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

      it’ll never happen Greg…

    • Nathan

      Whew…Grandy caught it.

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

    I’m not a major league hitter, and I also get the benefit of seeing it from behind the pitcher…but Swish gave up on that ball way to early.

    • smurfy

      I don’t think many ml hitters would swing at the last tail on the expected pitch movement. If it was gonna be a strike, it would have to cut in the side of the plate.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Extra base hit.

    Score this motherfucker!

  • MartinRanger

    Andruw ran into one.

  • bobtaco

    Pinch runner?

  • Mike N

    Jones was chugging so slowly to second, I was afraid he was gonna be out.

    • captain kiwi

      lol, i thought i was only one worried about that.

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

    Jones is teh awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • smurfy

    Andruw’s legs still get him to second. That’s why his knees are in there.

  • Hummingbird S.

    yay, another opportunity to fail with RISP… let’s see how they blow this one!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, time for a greedy wish:

    More Mussell!

  • Troll Hunter

    Guess who is going to be left at second? HINT: initials A.J.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Burnett?

      • Troll Hunter

        LOL!!!!!! No he got left in PITT!!! ps good for him!

  • MartinRanger

    By the way has anyone figured out where Aceves found 2-3 MPH on his fastball? Because he didn’t throw that hard as a Yankee.

  • Brian S.

    Swish swinging at ball four again.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Pena pinch run please

  • CUYanks

    No chance he’d use Ibanez here?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Pitch hit Ibanez?

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    You gotta think if Bobby V gets fired after this season, he’ll probably never get another managerial job again.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He still has to manage the Miami Marlins before his managerial career is officially over.

  • Get Phelps Up

    PH Ibanez.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Being wrong is awesome!

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Ph ibanez run pena

  • MartinRanger

    RUSSELL THE MUSCLE.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russ Mart!!!

  • captain kiwi

    MARTIN!!!!!!

  • bobtaco

    RUSS IS BACK!

  • Mike N

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    I cannot believe my eyes.

    • Betty Lizard

      I think I see frogs falling from the sky.

      OK by me.

  • Hummingbird S.

    RUSS!! One man army tonight!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    COLTRANEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • jjyank

    YES YES YES

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Russell!!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Mussell delivers again!

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

    Russel Martin coming through with a late clutch RBI? That can’t be right….

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Amazing
    That one was payback for shit risp fail.

  • smurfy

    Gotta say, Woo! for Russell and Andruw!

  • Troll Hunter

    I have never (well almost never) been so happy to be wrong!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Russ my god. Put us on ya back man.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Ichiro homaruna!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Don’t stop now boys.

  • 28 this year

    FUCK YOU TROLLS!!!!! Russell says FUCK YOU!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ichiro wants to hit a HR right here.

  • Knoxvillain

    What the fuck is with Russell Martin today? Did he forget who he was?

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    Nice arm by Ellsbury.

  • Mike N

    OHPLEEZOHPLEEZOHPLEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MartinRanger

    COME ON ICHIRO-SAN

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, now a patented Ichiro hit puts the Yankees ahead.

  • Mr. Pink

    Please don’t lose this game in the top of the 9th now.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    What in the blue hell is Orel talking about?

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Ichiro.. that’s weak

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fuck.

    And ESPN needs to stop using that behind-the-plate camera. Seriously, that thing just sucks.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Robertson please

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

    God…what an awful camera angle. I had no idea where that ball was in regards to the strikezone, or after it was put in play.

  • smurfy

    Loved that on deck view of Crawford’s catch of Ichiro’s fader.

  • Mike N

    Anybody know (or know how to find) the historical stats on the home team winning a tie game going into the ninth inning?

    • Tom Q

      Wish I had a link, but I did read something a few years back that said that if a game goes tied into the bottom of the ninth or extras, because of things the visiting team has to do to avoid even one run scoring, the odds shift into the favor of the home team.

  • Tom Q

    What kind of camera angle was THAT? It half-looked like it was going to fall in; the normal shot, I think I’d have known it was a routine fly ball.

  • The Troll

    Awesome . . . Soriano. Great.

  • Widget

    Soriano facing Crawford, Pedroia, and Gonzalez. This won’t end well.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    We’re going to see Padilla vs. Teix again

    • Get Phelps Up

      Tex will hit a walkoff HR and trot backwards around the bases.

      • smurfy

        ha, I wanna see that.

  • Mike N

    Stuart Scott’s suit fabric looks like fucking pajamas.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Really don’t want to see Soriano here man.

  • Anthony

    I love Sori but he has been sloppy of late c’mon MFIKY!

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Not again
    Mfiky is not made for tie games

    • smurfy

      you’re onto something here, but what does mfiky mean?

  • Mr. Pink

    Ichiro looks like he’s a 38 year old player. I don’t know why everyone is expecting him to hit like he’s 28. Argh. When will Cashman make an impact trade that doesn’t end up sucking?

    • MartinRanger

      Nick Swisher.

      Curtis Granderson.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Soriano gtfo

  • MartinRanger

    STOP. SCREWING. AROUND. SORIANO.

  • Cy Pettitte

    here we go again…

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

    Great start there Soriano…get your shit together dude.

  • Karl Krawfid

    See what the hell im talking about?

  • Mike N

    OY!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Get Sori the fuck out of there already!

  • Hummingbird S.

    here we go… Joe should have gone to D-Rob.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    Soriano is an asshole.

  • The Troll

    Haha. Wow. This game is lost.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Girardi hasn’t figured our how to manage tie games in the ninth yet. It’s his only glaring bullpwn usage flaw.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      He does it the same way pretty much every other manager does it.

      (Not that that’s necessarily a good thing)

  • Mr. Pink

    Stop putting Soriano in non-save situations. He always implodes! Eppley or D-Rob would’ve been better options.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Grandy caught that!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Is this site slow for anyone else?

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

      Working on it.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Spillover thread?

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

          Not sure if it’ll work, but it’s worth a try.

    • The Troll

      Me.

  • captain kiwi

    top of the 9th, runner on first, second batter with a high-fly to center…. anyone else get scared?

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Deja Vu all over again

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Nice camera work ESPN

  • Kevin G.

    Good job ESPN

  • Troll Hunter

    speaking of camera angles!!!LOL

  • Tom

    So Kuroda at 102 pitches was done?

    I know it’s the 9th inning, but he seemed under control.

  • Troll Hunter

    YES puts all these others to shame!

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

    Is the site lagging terribly for anybody else, or is it just me?

    • captain kiwi

      was pretty bad for a min or two but it’s working fine for me now.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    But seriously with this amateur camera work…..

    If Teix is a LH 1B, Crawford is out.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    l0lz

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great pitching Sori! Time to win this thing

  • Anthony

    TEX BACKWARD TROT, HAHA. Didn’t somebody just mention wanting to see that?

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Tex did that with style lol

  • MartinRanger

    Wow. That was a lot easier than expected.

    Come-on, it’s been a while since we had a walk-off. Don’t make Martin do everything.

  • Nathan

    Have the Yankees had a walk-off this year? It doesn’t feel like it…but it feels like it’s time for one!

    • Brian S.

      Against the Mutts

    • The Real Greg

      Russel Martin against the Mets.

    • Get Phelps Up

      They’ve had 2 – Walkoff wild pitch against the Tigers and Martin’s walkoff HR against the Mets.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (former Manny’s BanWagon)

    Can’t believe the Sux didn’t have Crawford steal there.

  • Brian S.

    Teixeira should have moonwalked back to first base after fielding that grounder.

    • Mike N

      Hahahahaha! YESSSS!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    the shots of Bobby V. after the Sox do anything really make me appreciate Tito. I didn’t like him when he was managing the Sox but I could respect him. Bobby V. looks like such a clown every time the show him.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Bobby V is a clown. Plain and simple.

  • Mike N

    Phew!

  • pistol pete

    Martin is saving his season with a number of clutch hits regardless of how lousy his batting avg is.

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

    I’m never going to stop saying it, because I get to watch so few games…that behind the catcher angle is the worst.

  • Hummingbird S.

    the strikezone is huge for red sox pitchers tonight

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I’m calling walk off win here.

  • Anthony

    Why is everyone so anti-Soriano coming in with a tie game in the ninth? Recently he hasn’t had his stuff but he was just fine tonight..

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I don’t mind him but I would’ve preferred to save him.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Who is this asshole that’s overrating the Sox right now on the broadcast?

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

    10th time one of the broadcasters have said “If Lester and Beckett were Lester and Beckett the Sox would be good.” Shit we get it.

  • smurfy

    I don’t believe Aceves is imbedded anymore, or he’s deep under cover, hiding behind a wicked fb.