Game 103: The Return of Joba

Yankees will activate Joba in time for tonight's game
Marlins hoped to send Carlos Lee to Yankees
(REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

The Yankees swung just one trade before this afternoon’s deadline, but they ultimately upgraded two roster spots. Casey McGehee will replace Ramiro Pena when he joins the team tomorrow, and Joba Chamberlain officially returns from the DL to replace the departed Chad Qualls tonight. It’s been 208 regular season games and 421 days since Joba last pitched in a big league game, and his return tonight isn’t just a feel-good story. The Yankees need another non-matchup late-inning arm and since they didn’t acquire anyone like that the deadline, Joba’s the guy. Here’s the starting nine…

DH Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Cano
1B Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanez
3B Eric Chavez
RF Ichiro Suzuki
Russell Martin
SS Ramiro Pena

RHP Ivan Nova

Tonight’s game is schedule to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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Yankees will activate Joba in time for tonight's game
Marlins hoped to send Carlos Lee to Yankees
  • MartinRanger

    Oh god my eyes.

    Who knows though, the scrubs can’t be that much worse than what we’ve been getting from the regulars recently.

    • Now Batting

      Still better than a lot of lineups

  • Brian S.

    I hope we get the Chris Tillman that gave up 7 runs in 0.2 innings against Minnesota instead of the one that pitched well against the Rays, Indians, and Mariners.

    • FIPster Doofus

      With that lineup, it’ll probably be the latter.

      • Get Phelps Up

        That lineup is still better than the Rays and Mariners.

        • FIPster Doofus

          It’s still pretty weak.

          • Get Phelps Up

            True…hopefully there’s a reverse lock in play tonight.

          • Jacob

            It is actually not that weak, it is better than a lot of teams in the MLB

  • Jacob

    To echo Mike’s twitter statement, WHAT THE HELL WOULD TH YANKEES DO WITH CARLOS LEE?!?

    • vin

      Yeah, seems like a square peg/round hole thing.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    If you go back and look at the game thread from this past weekend, I called out Sweeney for smacking his hand in the dugout the minute it happened. Announcers didn’t even notice it.

    Out 8 weeks.

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

      What are you babbling about Cuso?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Just psycho-babble. ….

        Ryan Sweeney broke his wrist slapping his hand on the dugout roof in YS3 on Friday night. They just released that news today. Red Sox didn’t know how/what happened, YES and NESN didn’t notice when it happened. Ryan came clean to Sawdust last night.

        Just pointing out that I saw it the moment it happened.

        Yeah, I was being that guy by posting about it right now. I’ll shut up now…..

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

          No, absolute awesome catch. This is literally the first I heard about it.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Sawdust? I meant Sawx.

          • OldYanksFan

            Does this mean the Sox will have trouble trading him?

            • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

              Nah, they’re trading him & Iglesias for J-Upton at 10pm just because they’re allowed.

          • Peter North

            Actually, I like “Sawdust” as a nickname. I hope it catches on.

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

    So almost 1100 comments across four threads and all we have to show for it is McGehee and Joba? Good w/ me.

  • http://yes jim

    Here’s a bone for you Ramiro…a start before you get sent down. Maybe if you hit four homers….aah. But, at least you got to see that your number went to someone pretty important in our plans, Chris Stewart…aah. Say hi to Cervi, Wade and Nune.

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

    Idk how many Harry Potter fans reside on these boards but OMG:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Shut up and take my money.

      Also… Ginny Weasley…

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

        Sooo hot and Luna ain’t bad lookin either. Also, wtf when did Neville become badass?! did you see that tat on his forearm?

      • MannyGeee

        ‘that Ginny Weasley is one fine piece of arse…. I know from experience, if you know what I mean, ah? Ahh???’

        And oh yeah, I am diggin on Luna right now….

    • Brian S.

      Meh. Some of the movies were alright but the ones in the middle were awful. 3-5 were terrible representations of the books.

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

        The books were much much better, and in comparison all of the movies are Meh (Except maybe the 2nd). However if you stand the movies alone and separate from the books, I think they were pretty good.

        • Alkaline

          I concur for the most part. However,I feel that towards the end they just geared the movies towards the book readers, which was probably smart. Love H-Piddy.

  • Mike Myers

    anyone wanna buy a Qualls jersey? Real cheap!

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

    Lol, Sterling would think the deadline isn’t until midnight.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Well, in fairness, it used to be.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        But you’re right. He’s still dumb.

  • Hummingbird S.

    now that’s a good inning..

  • RetroRob

    Nova’s pitch efficiency dropped substantially after the second batter of the game. Concerned.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Wow. Grab some pine bitches.

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

    Great start.

  • Hummingbird S.

    yay for Jeets double… too bad he’s now in scoring position

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

    John, Suzyn, that was the second pitch of the game.

  • jjyank

    RISPWIN!

  • The Real Greg

    There we go.

  • Andy

    Let’s goooo

  • Jersey Joe

    Finally, we’re getting ahead early. I like it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    a hit that scores a run! Nice

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    was jeter really held up there for a second?

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

    …guess I was wrong about the line up being wrong, Huh?

    • jjyank

      So now you need to ride around on the bus AND bitch about the lineup :D We’re building quite a list.

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

        The mobile site is going to have to improve greatly before I start posting from my phone, on the bus.

        • jjyank

          True that. I can’t post for shit on my phone, I don’t even bother trying.

  • The Real Greg

    The slump is over!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit Robbie. he made that look way too easy.

  • jjyank

    Welcome back Robbie! Good Mo is that swing a thing of beauty.

  • Andy

    WOW. So much swag

  • Get Phelps Up

    That’s the Cano we know and love.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Awesome start! Robbie!

  • Jersey Joe

    YAY FOR TIMELY HITTING!

    THANK GOD FOR CANO AND GRANDY

  • RetroRob

    The speed things are happening in this game is dizzying. I’m trying to make dinner!

  • Arya

    As Robbie Cano goes so does the Yankee offense. Good sign.

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

    Robbie!!!!!

  • Jersey Joe

    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBIEE!

  • MartinRanger

    Well that’s a good way to break a slump.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Already love this game.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Can we face Tillman everyday?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Rangers got Dempster?

    That’s a pretty nice job by then. Feliz and Lewis are gone for the remainder, and Oswalt has been a bust.

    • Jersey Joe

      I feel like the Rangers are eternally in need of pitching.

    • Get Phelps Up

      It’s funny how people were slobbering over Nolan Ryan not putting any of their pitchers on a pitch count and now they’re all getting injured.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Oops. Was supposed to be a reply to Jersey Joe.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Nolan Ryan’s reasoning is sound enough.

        But applying it to a generation of pitchers who aren’t conditioned that way is flawed. Apply his logic to the next generation of pitchers, and it has a chance of working.

        Of course, breaking balls do the most damage to arms, and those are thrown more than ever nowadays, so it remains to be seen how much such ideologies can be effective.

        • jjyank

          I think your last point is very important. Can guys throw sliders without pitch counts? I don’t really think so.

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

            I still think the idea of innings limits is flawed. There needs to be a set what an “inning” of pitching is. Because under the current Verducci effect system, when it comes to an innings limit Nova’s first inning and Tillman’s first inning where equal.

            • jjyank

              Totally agree. And also, not all pitches are created equal. Pitching and easy 1-2-3 inning when you team has a big lead is totally different on your arm than reaching back for something extra to get out of a bases loaded jam in a close game.

              Not sure what the solution is, but no restrictions at all seems naive to me.

            • Get Phelps Up

              I like the idea of total pitches thrown. It’s still flawed because obviously some pitches are higher-stress than others, but it seems like it would be more accurate than innings.

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

                The numbers would get outrageous if they just used total pitches thrown. If they said ok, the average inning cost X amount of pitches and at the end every game did the math and said ok you threw six “true innings” and then did that I think it would be slightly better.

                • jjyank

                  I like that. Say 15 pitches an inning is average, and if guy gets rocked and is out of the game in the third, but threw enough pitches to throw 5-6 “true innings”, that gives a better idea of the stress on the arm.

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

                    Exactly, but if he threw a CGSO and only threw like 100 pitches, instead of 9 innings it would really only be 6 1/3

                    • jjyank

                      Let’s call Cashman, we can be the new “Moneyball”. Only I don’t wanna be the fat kid.

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

                      bahaha, I’m already chunky so I’ll take that role.

  • jjyank

    Ibanez = wheels.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Tillman looks like Phelps, doesn’t he?

  • MartinRanger

    BABIP WIN!

  • jjyank

    LOL at the camera shot of Ibanez “hustling” to third. It was like the little engine that could.

    And by little engine, I mean old man.

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

    Suzyn doesn’t like the trade for McGehee cause it’s going to cut into her love, Nix’s playing time.

  • Jersey Joe

    Chavez does such a good job of semi-situational hits. A hit like that won’t score Ibanez, but it puts him at third, which can score Ibanez. It really was a minor hit but with this lineup anything helps.

    • Jersey Joe

      *this injured lineup

  • Brian S.

    Hit and run! Playing the game the right way!

  • jjyank

    Haha this game is awesome so far.

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

    I’m loving this game.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Thank you Tillman!

  • MartinRanger

    Well, Ichiro still hasn’t had an 0-fer as a Yankee.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wheeeeeeeeee

  • MartinRanger

    I’d love a rally-killing bomb here.

  • jjyank

    Damn, 29 pitches by Tillman and still 1 out.

  • Tom

    Don’t you have to bunt here and put ducks on the pond for Pena?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Insanity in the Bronx

  • Andy

    Pena make it 6 please

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

    God damnit Russel. Even when awesome things happen you go and do that.

    • RetroRob

      He’s rusty when it comes to running the bases since he, you know…

  • Hummingbird S.

    the hit was nice, the inning is beautiful… but how many times can they make outs at the bases??

  • Jersey Joe

    Why didn’t Ichiro bluff for home during the rundown?

  • sangreal

    Surprised that hit by Ichiro was scored an error. Same thing happened to Phil Hughes in his last no-hit bid (2010) and it was ruled a hit (by Eric Chavez, no less)

    • Jersey Joe

      Also, if it was an E1, didn’t the pitcher earn the run????

  • Laz

    Well I did have a good feeling about this game.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    ‘Miro’s goon yard

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Goin’

  • Kevin G.

    Will Joba play today?

    • jjyank

      I sure hope so. I think he was scheduled to throw in Trenton anyway, so why not? I can’t wait to see him back on the hill.

    • RetroRob

      He was scheduled to pitch tonight, so can’t see why they wouldn’t use him this evening, especially at the rate this game is going. Nice low-pressure situation to make his debut…hopefully.

      • RetroRob

        Looks like that nice low-pressure situation fell apart quickly! We’ll probably still see him.

  • MartinRanger

    You tried Ramiro.

  • jjyank

    Awesome. Up by 5 runs, and Tillman threw 37 pitches already. Glorious.

    • Jersey Joe

      45.00 ERA.

      Gotta love it.

  • Get Phelps Up
  • Jersey Joe

    As much as I dislike Pena’s skillset, he was definitely going all out down the line, doing everything he can for the team in his one game.

    I don’t really see that fire in Nix, as if he’s earned the util inf job.

    He hasn’t.

    Would like to see Ramiro for a few more games instead of Nix.

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

      As much as I dislike Nix (ask anybody around here I disdain him) Nix>>>>>Pena in just about every way except maybe his hands.

  • Kramerica Industries

    0-2 pitch, for cripes’ sake.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nova sucks man

  • RetroRob

    Prefer 1st-inning Nova to second-inning Nova.

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

      agreed. WTF Nova! shut it down bro!

  • Mike N

    Bear the fuck down, Nova!

  • Tom

    0-2 slider right down the middle.

    If he could ever clean up his command issues (more so with fastballs leaking out over the plate), Nova could be a dominant pitcher.

    He had a shot at 3K’s in a row on 9 pitches if he buries that slider in the dirt.

    • Tom

      And just as I say this 2-0 fastball down the middle

  • Mike N

    Gaah!

  • MartinRanger

    Wow Nova. Way to kill the good feelings.

  • Karl Krawfid

    NOVA IS TRASH.

  • RetroRob

    Joba time yet?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unreal.

    From 0-2 2 outs, to now a 5-3 game. Nova has been a dumpster fire of late.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova fucking terrible

  • Mike N

    I hate two-out RBIs more than *anything*.

  • teddy

    should of traded for dempster

  • Arya

    Get Joba warming right now.

  • DERP

    Nova sucks ass. Fuck him.

  • jjyank

    God damn it Nova get out of this.

  • MartinRanger

    Get Phelps up.

  • DERP

    Get this stupid fucker out

  • Mike N

    This is ugly.

  • Widget

    Was a 5 run lead not enough Nova? This game went from awesome to fucking god awful pretty fast.

  • Jersey Joe

    Dammit Nova.

  • DERP

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • The Troll

    It would figure that the first time that the Yankees break out of the gate, setting the ball on fire, that the formerly strong pitching would immediately shit the bed.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is what Nova is.

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

    NOVA IS WORSE THAN AIDS!!!!!

    /obvious troll is obvious

  • Countryclub

    Yanks can’t be happy with what they’ve seen out of Nova this yr.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Listening to the radio, so for those who are watching — are these hits well hit (other than the Reynolds double)? Nova’s BABIP is .714 so far.

    • Countryclub

      Well hit

  • Get Phelps Up

    Stupid hanging 0-2 slider.

  • MartinRanger

    His body language is awful. Then again so is his pitching.

    This is disgraceful. The team desperately needs a win, they finally break out the bats, and Nova shit himself?

  • Widget

    Davis is going yard to end this farce. And Greg will be happy.

    • Widget

      Called it. I will now go cry.

  • Kramerica Industries

    This is like the Kuroda start at Fenway

    Five runs after the first inning, and he gave it all back.

    One hit and Nova would have done the same.

  • The Troll

    7 – 5 Orioles anyone?

    • The Troll

      Haha. Ouch. Sorry I called that. I’ll take the heat on that one.

  • MartinRanger

    I’m going to throw up.

  • jjyank

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Kramerica Industries

    FUCK YOU NOVA

  • DERP

    Nova can go straight to hell.

  • Mr. Pink

    Why did I have a feeling that Nova would give up multiple runs after we scored five for him? This fucking team. When one part of our team is clicking the other falls apart.

  • Cy Pettitte

    die in a fucking fire Nova. seriously, piece of trash.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nova sucks man.

  • Mike N

    Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • RetroRob

    His body language suggests he’s given up.

    Was in the process of typing there’s a 50-50 change the Yankees are two runs behind and then boom.

  • bobtaco

    Are you kidding me?

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

    7 runs…. with 2 outs…

  • Jersey Joe

    DEAR GOD NOVA WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM!

  • jjyank

    Well I just hope this isn’t one of those games where the offense disappears after the first inning.

  • wow

    oh, but this team’s fine.

    • jjyank

      Still one of the best in all of baseball.

      • The Troll

        Enough with that. Please. The past few weeks have done nothing to reinforce that statement. They’re shit right now. Why can’t we all just agree on that?

        • jjyank

          Because they’re not shit. They’re playing badly now, but such is life in baseball. They still have the biggest division lead in baseball. They’re a good team. Don’t overreact to cold streaks so much.

  • Frank

    Way to crash and burn. Just unbelievable.

  • MartinRanger

    What about 3-game losing streak doesn’t Girardi understand? How can nobody be warming?

  • teddy

    fire cashman please, the choke job is on

    • jjyank

      *sigh*

    • DT

      Cashman told Nova out there and blow a 5 run lead?

  • Arya

    Nova’s not even in the discussion for 4th starter anymore. I said a while ago that Phelps might not replace Freddy, he might replace Nova, and everyone laughed.

  • DT

    Nova is friggin Terrible

  • Cy Pettitte

    PHELPS.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Before the walk and homer, I thought maybe Nova was just getting BABIP’d by singles. But I guess no longer.

  • Ethan

    GTFO Nova. Get Phelps up!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where are the Nova defenders at?

  • Jamey

    So I guess it’s safe to assume Nova’s reaction to Cashman not dealing for a SP was “Whew! Pressure’s off.”

  • Celerino Sanchez

    Write it down. This team will not make the playoffs.

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

      I will bet you literally any amount of money that they do.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Yeah I’ll take that bet as well. Any amount of money.

    • jjyank

      Agreed. I work at a bank, I’ll steal the entire contents of the vault and hand it over to you if they don’t make the playoffs.

      • Corporate Scum

        Two months later: “By this team, I was referring to the Orioles. Pay me.

  • Tom

    Well at least Martin’s baserunning gaffe is unimportant.

  • Jersey Joe

    NOVA HAS 31.50 ERA!!!

  • The Real Greg

    I’m done with this.

    This team is not going to win a title.

    Goodnight

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

      If it makes you less sad, I will die by your hand
      Hope you find out what you are; already know what I am
      And if it makes you less sad, we’ll start talking again
      You can tell me how vile I already know that I am
      I’ll grow old, start acting my age
      It’ll be a brand new day in a life that you hate
      A crown of gold, a heart that’s harder than stone
      And it hurts to hold on, but it’s missed when it’s gone

      Call me a safe bet, I’m betting I’m not
      I’m glad that you can forgive, only hoping as time goes, you can forget

      • silversentials

        Brand New… great band

    • Widget

      You badly want the choke job so don’t get all high and mighty now.

    • jjyank

      Oh Greg.

  • MartinRanger

    That was quite possibly the worst job of Yankees pitching I have had the misfortune to witness since Javier Vazquez/Esteban Loaiza in the 22-0 game.

    At least I’m not at the stadium this time.

    • The Troll

      I was at the Chien-Ming Wang game where the Indians won 22-0 (I believe). It was the first weekend at the New Yankee Stadium . . . That was fun. Totally worth the price of admission.

  • Garbage

    NOVA= Absolute fuc*ing trash.

  • cjc

    about the most disgusting thing I have ever seen on a baseball diamond. Fucking disgraceful

  • Jersey Joe

    facepalm. big ass facepalm

  • Widget

    Sure losing those red sox games sucked, but losing to Buck Showalter is pretty damn sucky too.

  • rawbrain

    yeah it sucks it sucks but its still the 2nd. nova does need to get his shit together i would rather see phelps right now..

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I’m not kidding:

    I fell asleep in my recliner when the top of the 2nd started. Kay’s call on the Chris Davis HR woke me up. What the hell happened?!

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Shhhh. You’re just dreaming.

    • jjyank

      Nova started giving up rockets. Pretty much it.

    • Mike N

      Seven two-out RBIs.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Go back to sleep.

      If this offense has made you do so already.

  • DERP

    Phelps threw 36 pitches last night. He’s not coming in.

    • Ethan

      He’s stretched out to throw like 70. He can definitely come in tonight.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Maybe he should get the hell off of Twitter and work on his fastball command.

  • Arya

    Last year they sent Nova down to AAA and he came back a better pitcher. They need to do the same again this year. He’s not the same. He doesn’t have any control. Give Phelps the job for now.

  • stuart a

    12 more extra base hits then any other pitcher in the AL.

    that is horrible… gave a 7 spot in the 2nd wow………..

    horrible.

  • DERP

    Can we get a new thread Mike. This one needs to be nuked.

    • TomH

      God, yeah, the vilenss of some of those remarks about Nova oughtn’t to be seen by the general public. The thread should be nuked.

  • Mr. Pink

    Casey McGehee and Ichiro Suzuki were the Yankees trade acquisitions. Barf. I wasn’t expecting anything monumental but we should’ve at least gotten someone a little more impactful.

  • your mom

    Holy fucking shit! Is Nova fucking serious? I go to eat, we’re up 5-0. I come back, we’re losing 5-7. Nova sucks phat dick!

    • Celerino Sanchez

      Boy you eat quick because that lead evaporated pretty damn quick.

      In about two weeks the lead in the division will seem to have slipped away just as fast.

  • Nice Scheister

    That sucked big horsejunk dot MPEG.

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

    Nova, take note to Tillman having a shut down inning so far.

  • Jamey

    Losing a bunch of 1 run games, most being low scoring affairs & then exploding for 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st & your pitcher giving up that lead PLUS 2 runs IMMEDIATELY may be more deflating to the lineup than the actual offensive struggles were.

  • Tom

    Hugely frustrating when Nova has a guy who strikes out 30% of the time at 0-2 and can’t put him away.

    Any halfway decent pitch and it’s a scoreless inning.

  • Jersey Joe

    They got to rekindle the timely hitting from just 40 minutes ago.

    Dammit Nova.

  • MartinRanger

    So…anybody want to give Adam Warren another shot?

  • Cy Pettitte

    now Tillman will throw 6 scoreless frames of course

    • Widget

      Forget scoreless, try hitless.

  • Widget

    I like Granderson, but lately it’s been hard to watch him.

    • DT

      He was fine getting that hit one inning ago

    • Mr. Pink

      Same here. I don’t think I’m comfortable with having a guy who strikes out that much on that Yankees anymore. It’s just too much. Hitting 40 homeruns doesn’t make it okay to strikeout 160 + times. Give me a contact guy who hits .300 and 20 homers over a guy who hits .250 hits 40 homeruns and strikes out 180 times.

  • wow

    the 2-1 call was absolute BS

  • DERP

    If Nova is gonna suck, at least hit Adam Jones in the head and take him out for the season.

  • Mr. Pink

    Fucking Showalter and the Orioles. Ever since he took over the Orioles send us into spiraling losing streaks everytime we play them.

    • Ethan

      Send us? They’re playing pretty terrible baseball right now.

    • TomH

      The “us” here–that is, the “them”–is a pretty weak lineup. No ARod, no Gardner, no Teixeira. People like Pena and Martin (all field, no hit]). This is not a winning lineup. The team may be fine, but we ain’t seeing that.

  • The Troll

    And you just KNOW that the offense will promptly disappear . . . Seems like the team has gone through a lot more valleys than peaks this season. Or maybe the bad is just more memorable.

    • DT

      How does a team have a winning record if they go through more valleys than peaks?

      • TomH

        They play a lot of games against the NL.

        • Get Phelps Up

          They played the Braves, Nats and the Mets before they fell apart.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, this. Are we forgetting that ridiculous run before the all-star break where they were threatening to break that 3+ run scored record? They played ~.700 baseball for a pretty long stretch there. And two weeks of not playing well erases 6 weeks of straight dominating? Good lord.

        • The Troll

          Damn. You’re so . . . angry.

          • jjyank

            Not angry at all. Baseball, and most certainly negative RAB commenters, do not ever make me angry.

            • The Troll

              No. You’re angry. You reply to nearly every single comment on here. You’ve got words for everyone and everything. I liked you better when you were stoned 24/7.

              • Haha

                Couldn’t agree more.

                • The Troll

                  :)

              • jjyank

                That’s funny because I wasn’t an RAB commenter two years ago. I do comment a lot, but if you notice, most of it is light hearted banter or neutral game commentary. I only combat the doom and gloomers who’s crystal balls say the Yankees won’t make the playoffs with absolute certainty. But I know better with you, so enjoy your false perceptions of people on the internet.

                • The Troll

                  Haha. Haha agrees with me. Haha.

                  • Jbaby15

                    I don’t always agree with what jjyank says, or how he says it…but I will say that he is generally one of the more rational posters on here. You can’t just throw away a whole season because of a bad two week stretch. Yes, the Yankees are playing pretty awful at the moment, and it’s frustrating to watch as a fan. Even more so due to the fact that they were playing so well right before this current collapse. I think if we’re truly fans of this team however, we owe it to them to at least give them a chance to right the ship.

                    • The Troll

                      Of course. You’re cordial. You address people as equals. You present your point without forcing it down people’s throats. That is admirable. Without going into much detail, I just think that this team has significant, glaring holes. Holes that were not patched up at the deadline. I, in all honesty, cannot see this team proceeding past the ALDS. And, well, they’re still in the AL East. If another person harps on the big division lead I’m going to lose it. Two months left to play. That’s PLENTY of time to fall apart. This team is already at an extreme handicap with its injuries so, for the people whose preferred response is to panic, I say let them. The Yankees are shit right now. There are no two ways about it. They suck. Personally, I don’t see any reason why that HAS TO change on the road to October. Other teams got stronger while the Yankees (IMO) did not. We’ll see what Joba adds but it’s the offense that needed the greatest makeover. . .

                      I’ve lost my train of thought. Sorry. Anyhow, Yankees’ playoff hopes are not ensured and with 60 games left to play, it’s anyone’s game. Come playoff time, should they indeed pull through and land a spot, I don’t have any realistic faith that they’ll succeed. The offense is far too weak. Ugh, okay, I’m hungry.

  • wow

    well this is gonna be great.

  • teddy

    yanks score 5, o score 7 runs, yanks scored zero

  • Mike N

    We can certainly outslug the Os if Nova can bear down and get us to the bullpen.

  • Billy

    Granderson doing his best AROD impression

  • Jersey Joe

    Remember when we thought Nova could pass as a #2 starter before Pineda and Kuroda?

    O O
    __

    • DERP

      No one ever thought that.

      • your mom

        Actually some did.

      • Ethan

        Some people thought he could be a front of the rotation (2 or 3) type guy.

        • DERP

          A number 3 starter is not a top of the rotation starter.

  • NOVA BLOWS CHUNKS

    How did Michael Kay used to say it? The thing about the little girl with the curl? When Nova’s good he’s good, but when he’s bad he’s really bad.

    Absolute batting practice. Can you believe how awful those pitches were?

  • your mom

    So Quintanilla is Baltimore’s Ciriaco?

  • Ethan

    Is Dempster still looking so bad now?

    • MartinRanger

      It’s a minor miracle how the Yankees are in first place with the luck they’ve had. Trade young bat for young starter – shoulder surgery; Pettitte is unbelievably good in comeback – broken leg, offense starts scuffling but A-Rod is heating up – broken wrist, and now pass up starter because your rotation should be solid – Nova ‘pitches’ the worst game of his career.

    • Bunt Gardner

      This has no bearing on Dempster’s skill.

  • DT

    Can Cliff Lee pass waivers?

  • DERP

    Nova needs to bear down right now.

    • Mike N

      Yes, he does. But he doesn’t seem to be.

    • TomH

      See the thing is, I’m sure he was “bearing down” earlier. Why should he not have been? It’s not bearing down that’s at issue, it’s making pitches.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I come back from dinner and it is 7-5 O’s? WTF Nova?

  • Cy Pettitte

    gave up a double to LEW FUCKING FORD. you can’t make this shit up.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking trash.

  • DERP

    Get him out. He has nothing. Pains me to say it.

  • Ethan

    This game has trap written all over it. Up by 5, now down by 2. Time for the offense to go to sleep for 6 innings and put a too little too late rally together in the 8th and 9th.

  • DT

    Can we get rid of Nova now? Seriously Girardi get him out

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

    …how many outs are there? Gameday’s telling me one but Suzyn just said two.

  • Troll Hunter

    Im so glad we didn’t trade for a pitcher today!!!!! If Andy has another “setback” good luck in a 7 game play off series with CC, Kuroda, Nova and Hughes. Worst four man rotation by alot compared to the Rangers, Angles, Tigers and Yankees.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Remember when Ivan Nova was good?

  • your mom

    Who the F is Lew Ford?

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    I guess there was no reason for me to fight traffic to get home for this game.

  • Arya

    He just has no control. It’s been that way all year. They need to send him down like last year. Too bad we didn’t trade for a veteran starter.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Its been that way since he came up. He can’t command a fucking fastball.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Going Rick Ankiel on us now.

  • Widget

    That was Lew Ford’s first hit since 2007.

  • MartinRanger

    I want to stab things.

    Toss-up between the naysaying trolls and Nova.

  • Ethan

    Nova get the fuck out now. You have nothing. Just. get. out.

  • Mike N

    Can we please pull him NOW?

  • Garbage

    I’d keep him in there and let him twist in the wind. Guy wants to be taken out,

  • Cy Pettitte

    seriously, fuck Nova. Send him down tomorrow. Don’t wanna have to see this garbage on my TV anymore.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Boos raining the f@ck down

  • DERP

    I am done criticizing him. Just take him out.

  • Troll Hunter

    Send Nova down!! He apparently needs a wake up call. Phelps can do better.

  • ppiddy

    Michael Kay might be saying it any minute:

    “[Put Nova’s name here] is like the little girl with the curl: he’s either very, very good or very very bad.”

    • RI$P FTW

      Stop posting hot comments.

  • DT

    Okay lets leave him in until the Orioles have a 10 run lead

  • wow

    please make it stop. at least while we’re in it…. this is taking complacency to a whole new level.

  • Widget

    Nice of Nova to help the Orioles improve their putrid run differential.

  • Brian S.

    August is going to be very painful. At least I will be bust the latter half of it.

    • Troll Hunter

      you think august is going to be bad? How bad will it be when the Dirty Hooligan Red Sox catch the Yankees and win the division!!!

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Cashman needs to send a message to nova
    Send him down not pena. Two weeks on the SWB BUSRIDE

  • MartinRanger

    This is seriously the year of the Worst Case Scenario. This team does nothing halfway.

    • TomH

      This is the year this old-ish team has to do it. It won’t get easier next year.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Did the trade deadline pass already?

    Doc, fire up the Delorian!

    • jjyank

      If we have a Delorian, we don’t need to make deadline trades. Just go grab the Ichiro, the Eric Chavez, Raul Ibanez, Derek Jeter, A-Rod, Teixeira, and Russell Martin from several years ago and replace them with the present day ones. BOOM.

  • Mr. Pink

    I’m really upset we didn’t acquire anyone significant at the deadline. I really feel like its going to bite us in the butt either during the regular season or the post-season.

    • Mattchu12

      We acquired Joba Chamberlain and will still be picking up some guy named Sabathia, I think he is a lefty, and then another lefty named Pettitte or something.

      Oh, and that third base guy. I think we’ll be just fine.

      • Mattchu12

        Sabathia is already back, now I look dumb.

  • Brian S.

    He hasn’t been good since the start in Fenway.

  • https://twitter.com/StumpWoodley Bunt Gardner

    WTF?? I was gone one fucking inning!

  • DERP

    There is no one to call up. We are stuck with Nova until Andy gets back. He is not getting sent down.

    • MartinRanger

      Didn’t Maine throw seven one-hit innings last night? And Warren’s been better since his start.

      They have options.

      • DERP

        Maine has been nothing special in AAA. Warren isn’t good.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Phelps.

  • MartinRanger

    I’m sorry but no one saw this shitshow coming hours ago when the Yankees passed on Dempster.

    So seriously, can the second-guessing.

    • Troll Hunter

      can the second guessing do what? PITCH? I hope so. Now pitching for the Yankees….SECOND GUESSING!

  • DT

    Ivan Nova has a 5+ ERA in 3 of the 4 months. 3rd starter my ass.

  • Athenian

    The question now is, can the Yankees fend off the A’s and or Angels to get a wild card. This team is in a serious funk and will be in second place by mid Aug. Sad.

    • jjyank

      Can I have the lottery numbers please?

  • Christopher

    It was nice we made that guy whose been playing down in Mexico to get a hit and score a run. The Really Generous Yankees!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    what happened to this team?

    • Mr. Pink

      They got complacent. Before you know it the Orioles, Ray, and Red Sox will be breathing down their neck in the standings.

      • The Troll

        The way I look at it, they already are.

  • Mr. Pink

    Please skip Nova’s next start. It looks like he’s either fatigued or needs a mental break.

  • Nice Scheister

    Anything less than back to back to back homeruns to tie the game will be a disappointment.

  • ppiddy

    After Paulie said the Orioles have had trouble scoring runs this season … BAM!!!

    Maybe Nova’s throwing the game? Does he have a gambling problem like Pete Rose?

  • stuart a

    granderson cannot even spell off speed.

    the yankee offense if they do not score any more runs tonight is a joke.

    i think Nova has 14 more extra base hits given up then any other AL pitcher, that is a scary stat.

    blow a 5 run lead in a blink of an eye is hard to do. right now this team cannot do anything right. i expect them to come back but lose by 1 par for the course…..

  • The Troll

    Me thinks a Nova demotion is right around the corner.

  • Get Phelps Up

    If Freddy was pitching like this, he’d already have been replaced. Send Nova down, put Phelps in the rotation. At least for now.

    • Tom

      Probably not. Girardi used his long man to pitch a little over an inning yesterday.

      How does he get 7 innings out of this pen with 3 specialists, 3 one inning guys and a long man who might not even be available.

      Getting rid of Qualls was a good start but there is still one too many specialist in the pen – either make Logan a 1 inning guy as well and put Phelps back into the true long man role, or clear out one of the specialists and call up someone like Warren for long relief.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Warren and john maine to name a few

    • ppiddy

      Those two are much worse than Nova!

      • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

        Not right now.

      • MartinRanger

        Actually Maine is some injuries removed from being a very capable pitcher.

        And you can’t be much worse than Nova at the moment.

        • DERP

          you most certainly can be

  • Tom

    Good grief… he had Reynolds 0-2 again and threw another slider down the middle (again) and was fortunate to get a groundout

    Did he not remember doing the same thing last inning which set that inning off?

  • DERP

    Tillman is straight garbage though, so that is nice.

  • Erica

    Ummmmmm interesting game. Interesting.

  • Widget

    Yankees are still coming back to win this game.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      wouldn’t be surprised if they come back, would be surprised if they won however

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

    Nice of Nova to shit the bed with the Yankees needing a strong pitching performance with Teix and Arod out of the lineup.
    .

    • ppiddy

      The bed is completely soiled. LOL

      • Mr. Pink

        Shit sheets.

        • RI$P FTW

          Ben’s cousin.

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      An elephant shit that bed.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The only thing left is for someone to get semi-injured tonight.

    Captain?

    • Erica

      Why are you jinxing!!?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Ur right. I take it back.

        Shhh

  • James A

    How long would it take Phelps to be stretched out? He seems like he has to be one of their 5 best options at this point

  • Christopher

    Got a lot of outs left.

  • MartinRanger

    Voldemort still cares!

  • Mike N

    All right! Let’s get back in this!

  • Mr. Pink

    I’m really hoping the Orioles, Rays and Red Sox just go away but I know it won’t happen.

  • Hummingbird S.

    so this is how choking a big division lead feels..

  • RBC

    What happened???? I go to wash my hair and the Orioles score five runs???? It was only 20 minutes.

  • Hummingbird S.

    all of a sudden the offense sucks against the awful pitcher… this team is mentally weak

    • DERP

      jesus christ shut the fuck up. go root for the orioles

    • DT

      It’s only one turn through the order…you can;t expect them to score 5 runs every inning

    • Mr. Pink

      Seriously. They also look lost when they don’t hit a home run in a game. They’re like “How are we supposed to score runs guys? Is there another way?”.

      • DT

        They scored 3 of their 5 runs not on homeruns…are you that dense?

    • your mom

      You didn’t expect Ichiro to come through with RISP did you?

  • Troll Hunter

    Man stranded on second????? NO way not the Yankees!!!!

  • Christopher

    It’s still July, nabobs.

    • TomH

      Yeah, but tomorrow it’s…AUGUST!

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

    30 pitches in the first…30 pitches since. This game is all on Nova don’t get me wrong. But The bats have to do a better job then making Tillman throw 15 pitches per inning after a 5 run first.

  • wow

    I’m done with this.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Double next two hitter can not move him off the base to third.

  • teddy

    fire cashman, get a real general manager please

    • RBC

      Its not Cashman… its the Yankees franchise itself.

      You gotta remember that this is a business…. the Yankees need to justify selling $2000 seats. Therefore, Cashman is forced to sign big name players – even if they are at the end of their careers – because it’ll bring in the hedge fund managers and tourists that buy obscenely priced tickets.

  • Mike N

    Has Ichiro lost a lot of his bat speed? Even on the homer last night, he looked like was way behind the pitch, and somehow flicked his wrists at the last moment to go the other way. That’s how it looked on the ground out just now, too. Or is that just how he swings?

    • Mr. Pink

      He’s 38. We’re lucky if he hits .250 the rest of the way. Yankees like to trade for washed up players at the deadline (Kearns, Berkman, Wood, Ichiro). One day they’ll actually trade for someone good.

      • DT

        Liek granderson? Oh we’ll complain about him too for striking out too much. Or Arod? Wait he’s overpaid and not clutch.

  • Hummingbird S.

    so cashman got an out machine in Ichiro and a backup NL 3rd basemen… way to solidify the team!

    • DT

      You and teddy should go jerk each other off while crying about cashman.

      • DERP

        He has a point. If Cashman didn’t personally injure Rodriguez and Gardner, then he wouldn’t need these guys.

        • Hummingbird S.

          How does that work? I thought GM made trades to improve their teams, not because they hurt their own players and want to replace them.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Way to get em in Yanks!

  • Jersey Joe

    Reply to this comment if you are currently allowing your pet to do his business on pictures of Ivan Nova.

    I am.

  • Brian S.

    Someone inject Pettitte with all the HGH.

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      Inject him with Joba plasma

  • Tom

    Off topic, but Beckett just got pulled in the 3rd inning with some sort of injury.

    Sadly this might actually help Boston.

  • DERP

    Having A-Rod and Gardner there would have been nice.

  • Erica

    I love when everyone here gets all crazy-like.

    • Mike N

      MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Erica

        *lightning bolts*

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ibanez, Palmiero and Thome answer for trivia?

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      No way Ibanez had 100 for KC now that I think about it.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Maybe Matt Williams?

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

      Reggie?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Nice on Reggie. I actually thought about Farrell Evans but I forgot about the Giants for him.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    granderson is just horrendous out there

  • Brian S.

    I know he caught that but WTF LOL Granderson.

  • Get Phelps Up

    How many non-ledge jumpers are even here anymore? Like 5?

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Tomorrow
    Pena and Nova sent down
    Ortiz called up Phelps in Novas spot
    Ortiz insurance for long relief.

    • TomH

      An obscure poem

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I thought it was haiku for a second, but the iambic pentameter was off…

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i am really hoping that cashman/giradi/etc grow a set this off season and get him the hell out of cf

    • Tom

      Following on line but it looked like jeter had a bunch of good fastballs in the zone to hit and then misses a hanging changeup?

      Were any of the foul balls well struck?

      • Tom

        ugh…

  • RetroRob

    I’m guessing this is Nova’s worst start of his career, even if he makes it a few more innings without giving up a run. Can’t remember him giving up eight runs.

  • Mr. Pink

    I’m not loving Granderson’s reads and defense in CF. He looks like a girl chasing down a frisbee. I think it’s time to move him to RF next year if we decide to extend him.

    • RetroRob

      …or left, depending on who is playing right.

      • Mr. Pink

        Would love Bourjos (trade) in left, Gardner in center and Granderson in right. Gee having Yoenis Cespedes or Jorge Soler would’ve made this a whole lot easier. But alas this generation of Yankee management refuses to make a splash to improve their team.

  • Davey Vecchia

    Should have traded Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, and Ivan Nova for Flex Hernandez.

    Sure you might give them a bright young future of pitchers but… imagine

    King Felix, CC, Pettitte, Kuroda, Hughes

    • Brian S.

      Felix was never available. Ever. Other teams do not exist to grow players for the Yankees.

    • Erica

      Meh. I’ve never been sold on Felix or Flex Hernandez.

  • Jersey Joe

    Losing 8-5.

    In the third.

    Didn’t we trade A. J.?

  • Christopher

    “Well, there are three things that the average man thinks he can do better than anybody else. Build a fire, run a hotel and manage a baseball team.” -Rocky Bridges

  • Karl Krawfid

    Not to mention this Yankee team isn’t clutch worth a damn. I should just go to the gym early today.

  • Brian S.

    Steal Pena, steal! You don’t have an appendix weighing you down!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Miro!!!!!

  • Mike N

    Pena! You da’ man!

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Send pena please.

  • DERP

    Don’t send Pena on Wieters.

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

      Yeah really. Tillman’s not exactly untouchable either.

  • DERP

    Will Derek Jeter even get another walk?

  • Mr. Pink

    AJ Burnett has put a curse on the Yankees after being traded that curses one Yankee pitcher a year so that they pitch as bad as AJ. This year it’s Nova. Next? Who knows?

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

      Facepalm.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Only idiots and children believe in curses.

      • The Troll

        So you’re saying that all children are idiots?

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

          absolutely.

    • CUYanks

      Have to be impressed by his season in the NL Central thus far, though.

  • DERP

    ugh

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Dogs and cats….living together……mass hysteria!!

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    At least it wasn’t a double play.

  • DERP

    If it makes anyone feel any better, Homer Bailey just blew a six run lead to the Padres.

    • Mr. Pink

      That doesn’t make me feel better about anything. Replace Homer Bailey with Josh Beckett and Padres with Tigers and then you’ve got my interest.

  • Erica

    Why does Granderson strike out so much?

    • Deep Thoughts

      The Curse of Austin Jackson.

      • Erica

        Oy.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Granderson. Just keep sitting on fastballs man.

  • DERP

    rough

  • Brian S.

    Granderson blows.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Something is up with Granderson’s swing. Wonder what’s up with him.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    It feels like Curtis strikes out at least twice per game. I know that’s not really true, but it feels like it it.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      is

    • TomH

      When I was a kid Mantle struck out 140+ times one year, 1957. Now that was a very great year for him and you didn’t mind all those so’s. Granderson averages more than 140 so’s a season, but he’s also not hitting .365 with a .500+ OBP. So there’s not as much payoff for the so’s as with Mantle’s.

  • Mr. Pink

    Granderson is striking out way too much this year. Geez. Make some contact.

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      Kevin long ruined him all he does not is swing for the fences

      • Hummingbird S.

        No. Long saved Granderson’s career and probably got his next monster contract.

      • CUYanks

        He struck out plenty in Detroit, too. It’s just who he is.

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        I don’t care if he swings for the fences when the count is in his favor. He just needs to be smarter with two strikes. The swing looks just as long with two strikes, and a lot of his swinging strikes seem to be not even close to making contact. Which means he needs to think about making contact instead of homering when the count is not in his favor.

  • Athenian

    wow… return home to 8-5 and the promptly disappearing offense. Ugh. This is becoming painful.

  • Hummingbird S.

    We can’t really blame the offense here… they are facing a future HOFer after all.

  • DERP

    2.93 xFIP for Nova today.

    :djparty

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow, the AL East is down this year maybe?

    Nahhhh…..

    • Kramerica Industries

      Baseball in general is down.

      There are no great teams this year, anywhere. Tons of good teams, none great.

      This is why it’s just as easy to envision the Yankees going all the way, or flaming out big-time in the ALDS, or flaming out before the regular season even ends.

      I love when parity is mentioned as an issue in baseball. Compare MLB to the NBA or something, and parity fucking abounds.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Yeah,MLB has way more parity than NBA or NFL no matter what anyone says.

        I dunno about NHL because I won’t watch hockey, but it seems they have different teams in the Finals every year.

  • Ppiddy

    Rewind – we were up 5-0 and Mark Reynolds had an 0-2 count on him with 2 outs. This is after Nova struck out two. Who would have thunk 7 runs to come? Strange.

    Mark Reynolds reminds me of Rob Deer. Anyone remember Rob Deer? An absolute strikeout monster!

    • The Troll

      Is that one of Curtis Granderson’s many pseudonyms?

    • Deep Thoughts

      He was a–if not the only–Founding Member of the Three True Outcomes Society.

    • Ppiddy

      According to wiki: Deer held the American League record for strikeouts in a season (186 strikeouts in 1987) until being passed by Jack Cust in 2008, and had at least 140 strikeouts on seven occasions.

      Hmnn Jack Cust. Let’s bring him up! LOL!

  • DERP

    Take him out.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Why is Nova STILL out there?

    • Erica

      We don’t have Chad Qualls to relieve him anymore.

    • Mike N

      Because his pitch count isn’t bad, and they need him to eat up some innings.

    • Tom

      Because the Yankee bullpen is designed for 3 innings of work, maybe 4 and Girardi/Cashman can’t seem to figure out what Phelps’ role is.

      With Phelps working yesterday is there anyone in the pen who can go more than 1 inning tonight. The trio of Rapada/Eppley/Logan gives you maybe 2 innings unless you expose them to some unfavorable matchups and then you have 3 one inning guys… basically trashes the whole pen with a day game tomorrow.

  • Mike N

    That was a fucking batting practice pitch.

  • Brian S.

    LOLBANEZ. Fuck off Raul.

  • your mom

    Ivan “Doubles” Nova

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL at this game.

    Worst stretch of Yankee baseball I have seen in a while.

    • The Troll

      Careful, don’t say that. The non gloomy-doom-boomers will have your head! The Yankees only play top notch baseball!!!!!

      • DERP

        Everyone agrees we aren’t playing great. Sorry if we think that the 85 game sample is more representative of our true talent level than the 15 game sample.

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

          stop with the logic you! it’s not allowed when the team’s playing poorly. If you comment doesn’t include Fire Cashman, Fire Girardi, or something about how shitty the team is then you’re not going to fit in.

        • Guns of the Navrone

          That 85 game sample was skewed by 20-7 June which included 10 game winning streak.

        • The Troll

          Yeah, I hear that one pretty often as well . . . I’m not talking about the June Yankees. Nobody is, well, maybe you are. The July (and possibly Augustine) Yankees have been atrocious. With an aging, inconsistent lineup, one that is terribly prone to streaking, who’s to say that those two teams are anything alike? I’m honestly not too worried about the pitching but it’s the offense that has me stressed. I, for one, don’t believe that a bottom-of-the-order consisting of Jones, Ibanez, Chavez, Suzuki, Martin, Stewart, Nix, McGehee, etc. will conquer any kind of mountain. The one thing that appears to be true for this team is this: when Cano is on, the team wins. If Cano’s hot the team looks phenomenal. But . . . Cano seems so hacky this season that I’m not entirely sure what to make of him. . . . . Blah, blah, blah, my mind’s a mess . . . Bottom line, the offense is far too inconsistent to make a run for another title. No upgrades were made. They’re not winning the World Series. With this current lineup, I guarantee you that. If I’m proven wrong, and I welcome that notion with open arms as I do truly love this team, I will allow Mike to give me a lifetime ban from his site. No championships with this offense. You, my friend, can book that.

      • https://twitter.com/StumpWoodley Bunt Gardner

        The hyperbole never stops with you, does it?

    • Athenian

      in a while? Since May/early June – that was a mere 30 days ago, very short time frame in baseball.

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

    see not much has changed while I went to do other things…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Girardi really wants to lose this one… just keep Nova in.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i don’t think we can ever get raul out of the god damn of. gardner is out for the year, we pick up ichiro, swisher gets hurt, swisher comes back, tex get hurt, what is next?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso
  • Ppiddy

    Nova keeps throwing the same awful pitch over and over. A hanging slider right over the plate! It’s like a mediocre fastball in batting practice!

  • DERP

    Weren’t Nova and Burnett really close friends?

  • Mr. Pink

    Anyone feeling a Gardner-LF Victorino-CF Shin Soo Choo-RF outfield next year, assuming we sign Victorino and trade for Choo?

    • DERP

      Where does Granderson play?

      • Mr. Pink

        Trade him for prospects/pitcher.

      • Erica

        I think that might be Mr. Pink’s point…

        • DERP

          I know. My point was that his idea sucks.

          • Erica

            Oh well yeah, that’s a given.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i would like grandy -lf, gardner – cf, choo – rf. not sure why you would want victorino in center over gardner

      • Deep Thoughts

        Granderson’s a big big part of the “Too many home runs” problem.

    • Brian S.

      Victorino sucks.

  • DT

    I guess sticking with Nova is Girardi’s symbol of giving up…

    • Erica

      You know how he stands by his players!

      • Deep Thoughts

        He’s only at 80 pitches, he’s in the strike zone, he’d rather the guy ended on a positive note, and he’s got to show some faith in him as a key part of his rotation. There’s no mystery here except for the Short Attention Span Theatre poop-flinging monkeys.

        • Hummingbird S.

          Really positive to allow 9 runs in 5 innings. Bet he’s feeling great, especially with that final run allowed.

      • JonS

        His notebook says that if a pitcher gives up 5+ runs in an inning, they are89% more like to throw a shutout the rest of the game.

        #SabithiaRules

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    At this point bean weiters and put him on first

  • Alkaline

    Also, a bit off topic, but I’m going to pull out my Walter White by stating 3 words to all of you who say hell with the austerity budget:

    Unsustainable Business Model

    • TomH

      The unsustainable business model is the notion that MLB will benefit by reducing the success of the Yankees in order to obtain some sort of parity.

  • Ppiddy

    THROW HIM THE HANGER. There we go. LOL. Nova, you are special tonight.

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL @ Bryce Harper haha

  • MannyGeee

    Nolan Ryan is on MLBN stroking himself off on live TV for being the backup plan for the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes (?)….

    And oh yeah, GW Bush right next to him taking in the sights, trying not to look at the camera and yell ‘Baba Booey Baba Booey Howard Sterns Penis!!!!!’

    • Athenian

      That is FUNNY!!!!!!

      • MannyGeee

        Oh I am not about politics AT ALL…. But GW bush is one of the best American figures of the past 20 year if for no other reason, the comedic aspect….

        He kept looking at the camera but not looking… And then 1/2 looking 1/2 smirking. Truly classic…

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Wow, we’re really stinking up the joint now, huh?

  • Mr. Pink

    You guys think Nova, Nunez and another prospect could have gotten us Greinke?

  • DERP

    He can’t put Lew Ford away. This is really happening.

    • Deep Thoughts

      I know, it’s almost as if Ford is actually trying not to make an out.

  • Ppiddy

    Paulie: “Nova threw a lot of hanging sliders tonight.”

    LOL. No shit.

  • TomH

    Ford must be a pretty scary guy for Nova.

    • Ppiddy

      Lew Ford is like Gehrig right now

  • Brian S.

    Will I be labeled a troll if I say that I am legitimately worried about our playoff chances?

    • JonS

      Maybe…

    • DERP

      Our playoff odds coming into tonight were 98.2% per BP.

      • Brian S.

        That’s what they were for the Braves and KKK last year.

    • TomH

      You probably will, but this will be labeling by children who enjoy hearing only happy talk.

      • The Troll

        Hahaha. So true.

    • Mr. Pink

      Nope. I am too. I can see us slipping and it’s scary. All of the injuries piling up, everyone not named Kuroda shitting the bed in their starts, the Red Sox heating up. It’s the perfect storm.

      • DERP

        Boston is 4-6 in their last ten. How are they heating up?

        • Athenian

          According to ESPN and Fox they beat the Yankees 2 out of 3. That is the equivalent of a gasoline fire.

        • Brian S.

          They have won 3 in a row and are about to be fully healthy tomorrow?

          • DERP

            They won three in a row. Let’s just declare them World Series winners.

    • MannyGeee

      If you say it on July 31′ yes… September 1st, I think you’re OK…

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

      Nah, I’ll just call you out on worrying to much about a rough stretch. Like DERP said, it’s a 98.2% that we make the playoffs before tonight’s game.

      • chilango

        right we make the playoffs and get bounced in the 1st round.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i don’t know. the yankees are playing very bad right now, but i don’t think they can keep this up. at this point, i think they will make the playoffs but i think it will be a lot closer than we all thought. cc needs to step it up and go on one of his dominant runs, and cano has got to start raking again, the hr was a good start

  • Athenian

    WOW. After shooting their wad in a 3 pump dump 1st inning, the Yankees have 2 hits. Wonder what will be the first comment tonight in the post game “tip the cap”, “we had good swings”, “nova kept us close”…The way the Yankees are playing, I just want to punch the first person I see.

    • Ppiddy

      Punch the tv and make like you’re punching Nova

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

    http://www.baseball-reference......sewi001jam

    should’ve gotten this guy just for his name.

  • Widget

    Nova, it’s Lew Ford not Gerald Ford.

  • Erica

    Get him out. Now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh look – another 2 out RBI hit, as this game slides further and further out of reach.

    I guess with all the shitty games the Yankees have played of late, they finally got the game where they’re getting their asses straight up handed to them.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Throwing strikes to Wilson Betemit is a complete waste of time.

  • Athenian

    Look at the bright side, this performance from Nova is exactly what Dempster would have given.

    Break out the brooms this series is over.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    9 runs
    Time to ride the bus bring up ortiz

  • Ppiddy

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone pitch this poorly in a while.

    I say just leave Nova in. Set a record for shittiest pitching performance.

    Oh wait … A STRIKEOUT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick C

    well keeping Nova in clearly joe is thinking…. I dont know what the fuck Joe is thinking….

    • Ppiddy

      Maybe Joe wants to make some sort of statement. LOL

  • DERP

    I would have put in the LOOGY against Betemit. His splits are ridiculous.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Nova should just take one for the team at this point. Unless the team scores multiple runs in this inning, but right now they show no evidence of scoring and making it close.

    • Rick C

      Keeping nova in is like waiving the white flag. The team will NOT respond to that kind of message. Joe needs to figure out if he actually wants to win the game

  • Mr. Pink

    The Nova bandwagon was nice to ride. Now he’s coming back to earth. He never was a top prospect. It’s time to accept that he’s simply not a good pitcher and move on.

    • Ppiddy

      He has been an overachiever

  • DERP

    It’s okay guys. We have Phil Hughes tomorrow to avoid the sweep.

    • Athenian

      That was funny. Perfect fly ball pitcher to throw to avoid the sweep. Mainly because he never gives up home runs.

      • Ppiddy

        LOL!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Right now, the division lead feels like a slow-assed basketball game, where one team had a 25 point lead and it is slowly, slowly, slowly but surely getting eaten away at.

    Of sure, in a vaccum, 5.5 games feels great. With added context, that is half of what the lead was, what, 10 days ago? This is a rapidly enveloping shitfest that, if not ended soon, will result in this team once again looking up at someone else in the standings before too long. They have it in them to turn it around, but they inspire absolutely no confidence at this time.

    I mean, when a 5-0 lead after one inning, at home, turns into a 7-5 deficit before the bats come up again, what kind of confidence can you have? When one side thrives, the other fails. No jiving right now.

    • TomH

      This is all true and will be resisted only by Happy Talkers.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Ask your doctor about Paxil.

      • Kramerica Industries

        If I ever got into drugs, I would abuse much better shit than that.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, this is a clusterfuck…

  • DERP

    Raul and Eric need to do something here.

  • your mom

    Ciriaco vs Verlander right now. Bases loaded.

    • your mom

      Of course he got a hit. It’s not just us.

      • Ppiddy

        He’s the next Nomar!!!

        • Widget

          A whiny bitch that will crawl back slurping up the bullshit that Lucchino feeds him?

  • flamingo

    I was out the entire day and just got in… what on earth is going on in this game? Box score looks pretty ugly.

  • Tom

    Nova finally threw Reynolds a 2 strike slider out of the zone (or at the bottom of it)…. if he does that in the 2nd inning, no runs score that inning.

    The scary thing is he’s probably been lucky to have given up only 9 runs given how many fastballs and sliders he has left center-center.

    • Ppiddy

      Amen, Tom

  • teddy

    let nova finish the game, no point in using the pen

  • DERP

    One of the worst defenders in baseball just made a great play. Kill me.

  • Widget

    Meanwhile Verlander is pitching like shit against Boston. Great night of baseball.

    So sick of Pedro Ciriaco exisiting.

    • CUYanks

      They lost Beckett again to an injury.

      • Widget

        That’s actually a good thing for them with how bad he’s been.

      • MannyGeee

        Shoulda traded…

  • chilango

    old, overpaid, overhyped and overmatched. see what happens when you have to play AL teams?

    • Deep Thoughts

      You spend most of the season in first place?

      • MannyGeee

        No…. You lose the division on july 31st with a 6 game lead in the division, of course!

  • Guns of the Navrone

    Nova looking more and more like a top-of-the-rotation starter every day.

    – Something I read on RAB once

  • DERP

    Everyone remember this thread when we win the division.

    • Mr. Pink

      And everyone remember this thread as the beginning of the end of our 2012 season.

  • your mom

    This team. . . . . .

  • Cy Pettitte

    could this team be any more predictable? Tillman throwing up easy zero after zero.

  • JonS

    Put in Joba!

  • Widget

    Just keep walking people Verlander. It’s cool.

  • MannyGeee

    Could use a hit here….mfuckers

  • Rick C

    5 bucks says we don’t push across another run tonight

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I’ll take that bet.

  • Mr. Pink

    Verlander getting worked by Boston. CY Young and MVP my ass! When is the last time that guy pitched a dominant game against a good offense?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Not an ace. What is he, CC?

    • RBC

      Verlander goes through this. One year he’s lights out, the next year he stinks up the joint.

      • Brian S.

        He leads all the Majors in WAR. But anecdotally he seems to struggle against New York and KKK.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    pretty sad that tillman is tearing this team apart right now. i hope we have better luck against the bp

  • Athenian

    Orioles will score 3 more runs before the Yankees mount some come back only to lose 12-8.

    • Rick C

      Bullpen will be lights out we score no runs… wait and see

  • Mr. Pink

    Meredith Marakovitz. Those legs. So hot.

  • stuart a

    how can things get worse but they are….

    put joba in binder boy.

    logan sucks over 4 era… his honeymoon is over……..

    offense back in a coma, they had 1 inning… they have score double digits very few times this year….

    swisher spells off speed just like granderson………no friggin clue……

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      I don’t understand the significance of “binder boy.”

  • RBC

    Anyone watching the Olympics?

  • MannyGeee

    Don’t look now, but the New Look Phillips (don’t call them the Phillies, they’re grown up now) might actually get Cliff Lee a win….

  • DERP

    Really leaving Logan in against a righty. Where is Eppley?

    • MannyGeee

      Eating fried chicken, drinking beer…

  • Ppiddy

    Kay and Paulie aren’t even paying attention to the game. LOL! They are having a good ‘ol time.

  • Mr. Pink

    And I’m free! Freefallin’!

  • Ppiddy

    Thanks for replaying that Grand Slam from Davis, YES.

    Wow, was that an awful hanger!

  • Ppiddy

    I wonder if Storage Wars is on.

  • DERP

    Would be nice to score here.

  • Mr. Pink

    I really hope they at least win tomorrow. I’m really not in the mood for this team to go through a losing streak.

    • Brian S.

      This already is a losing streak.

    • Karl Krawfid

      This is what 10 losses in the last 12 games?

      • Brian S.

        9 losses in the last 12 games.

  • DERP

    Where the hell was Nix?

    • Brian S.

      That’s what I was thinking.

  • DERP
  • Erica

    This deficit is not insurmountable. They’ll do it.

    • Rick C

      what team have you been watching lately? Either that or I’ll have whatever you’re having because clearly it must be good shit.

      • Erica

        Well, being negative didn’t get us anywhere, did it?

        • DERP

          You are being too nice. Tell him to go fuck himself.

          • Erica

            Nahhhhhh, I’m gonna keep on ridin’ the Happy Train here, just to be obnoxious.

            • jjyank

              How come nobody but me gets called out for being optimistic?

          • Heisenberg’s Hat

            That feels like something that would be against commenting rules.

            • jjyank

              Nah, cursing is okay. RAB has pretty lax rules, compared to most sites. It’s things like racial/sexual slurs and consistent personal attacks that will get you banned. Throwing out a few F-bombs every now and again is cool as far as I understand. Though Mike probably wouldn’t be happy if it was a regular occurrence.

              • Heisenberg’s Hat

                I meant the part about directly telling another person to go fuck themselves. Not just swearing.

  • stuart a

    o”neil has no clue. acts like the yanks are a offensive juggernaut. has he ever looked at the statistics… thinks Bernie Williams is still on the team.

    a reputation announcer, goes based on players reputation not the present situation…

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      And arod is slacking in his healing too

    • FIPster Doofus

      “a reputation announcer, goes based on players reputation not the present situation…”

      You’re not wrong. I still like him as an announcer, though.

      • jjyank

        Same. O’Neil is the color guy, and I’m cool with him in that roll.

  • DERP

    This umpire shouldn’t leave the stadium in one piece.

  • Arya

    Tomorrow’s game is as close to must win as it gets for us. We have to stop the momentum of the Os. The Sox are charging as well. Fly ball Phil is going to have to get it done. With this offense you don’t know if they’ll score 5 in one inning or 0 for 15 consecutive innings.

    • Widget

      Assuming they both win, the Orioles and Red Sox will both be 5-5 in their last 10. So yeah that’s hardly momentum.

  • stuart a

    going down like sheep. bullpen are all specialist(LOOGY etc.) offense is the same. ichiro, chavez, ibanez, and jones only hit pitching on 1 side..

    at least that is consistent………..

    ichiro has been avg at best since here. 1 measly hit a game, bo hits with risp with 6 chances, the price was right but he is what his stats show a under 300 OBP…..for the clueless that is bad for a guy with 5 homers……

  • DERP

    lol at us.

  • DERP

    ball bounce off the plate and hits Martin in the jaw. sweet

  • Erica

    I love Stuart A. Reading his posts are like taking a Magic School Bus trip inside the mind of a truly psychotic person. It’s great. Keep going, buddy.

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      Or a ride on the short bus.

    • jjyank

      Hm. I get more of the “You kids get off my lawn” vibe. But equally funny though.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    What happened to offense? Jesus.

    • Karl Krawfid

      A-Rod is gone.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Mike Trout is the MVP.

  • FIPster Doofus

    So tired of hearing Kay break out the “Mauer with power” line every time the Yankees play the Orioles.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Kay has a ton of those phrases that he beats into the ground, pounds with a shovel, jumps on, and then beats some more.

      I swear, if I hear “the old Jeff Nelson move” one more time…

      • FIPster Doofus

        Exactly. He’s so f’ing repetitive.

  • DERP

    Is this Cody Eppley or someone else? It looks nothing like what he looks like in any other picture.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....ody-eppley

  • Rick C

    infield single…. It’s Rally Time!

  • DERP

    I like how Troy Patton’s picture on Google is his mugshot.

  • OldYanksFan

    TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    brutal

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Curtis is getting worse. I know he’s always struck out, but this is getting scary.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ugly.

  • Nathan

    On my way home from a meeting I heard on the radio our Yanks were up 5-zip in the first. By the time I get home, we’re losing 9-5?

    Geez. When it rains, it pours. Nobody got injured too did they?

  • DERP

    Now we have an excuse for Joba to start head hunting. This game can be salvaged.

  • chilango

    you could see this coming. .200 with runners on base even with a lot of dingers and great pitching is not gonna cut it. Last 3 games the pen choked, tonight it’s Nova. They can’t hit good pitching and their pithing isn’t good enough. The Yanks are out in the first round, as usual.

  • Brian S.

    Don’t worry. The Yankees won’t retaliate.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yep Swish is healthy!

  • Athenian

    I love the number of “power hitters” in this line up that strike out more than they get on base. Best part is these .240 power hitters are rewarded for their streakiness. Gotta get me a job like that.

    • jjyank

      I’ve always wanted to be a weather man, personally. You get paid to just say what the best guess is, and if it’s wrong? Nobody cares! Gotta be the easiest.

      • Athenian

        AND your suits are paid for, you have a personal assistant, and people actually rate you hire for being a dumb ass. I am with you. THAT might be the best job out there.!!! Good call.

        • Athenian

          sorry, iPad correction meant “Higher” not “hire”

    • DT

      Obviously OBP and stuff doesn’t matter

  • Arya

    Robbie didn’t like that. Joe should put Joba in to throw a 100 mph into someone’s back.

  • DERP

    lol at no Andruw here

  • Brian S.

    And he leaves Ibanez in to face the lefty.

  • Brian S.

    What did you expect Girardi? You fucking moron.

  • chilango

    Granderson fans…again., what the fuck is he doing batting 2d? And Swisher chokes…now it’s two on two out any guess as to what’s gonna happen?

  • DERP

    Girardi has already mailed this one in. I don’t normally criticize him, but christ that was awful.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Ibanez against a lefty is a good time to hit the bathroom.

  • teddy

    fire giradri too, he not playing to win as well

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice of girardi to give up with 2 in scoring position

  • CUYanks

    Meanwhile, AJ Burnett with a no-hitter through five in the NL Central…

    • Widget

      That really would be the icing on the cake for this shitty post all star July.

  • DT

    Why wasn;t Jones pinch hitting? ugh Girardi

  • DERP

    Betemit can die a slow death and burn in hell.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Where did ichiros big arm go? Guy used to have a cannon.

    • Karl Krawfid

      You ever throw across your body?

    • chilango

      Like 90% of his teammates, he’s OLD. This team is headed for another playoff crash and burn.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees have 0 fucking walks today. 0.

    • DT

      Outside the Doubrant games they haven’t been walking at all. And some guy said yesterday that they need to swing more…

  • Athenian

    I can’t wait to hear the bullshit from Girardi on his misperception of this team right now.

    • DERP

      I can’t wait until you stop posting.

      • Athenian

        close your eyes and keep scrolling down with the mouse. it will achieve the same thing.

      • Athenian

        but wait, didn’t you just criticize Girardi a few moments ago?

  • Brian S.

    Bean this Quintanilla douche.

  • Karl Krawfid

    And Burnett is trolling us with his 5 inning no hitter.

  • stuart a

    swisher is friggin slow. he is another 1 of the softball players on this team. again ibanez cannot hit lefties and andruw cannot hit righties..

    this team is a mess. nothing since the first inning. if these guys think they are in the playoffs they are delusional, they need to get out of this friggin funk.

    when o’neil and kay add zero to the game in 3 hours can they get some announcers who at least look at stats…….

    • Billy

      I think O’Neil is better than 6 out of 9 hitters on this team

    • DT

      yea but Arod has no RBIs this game right?

      • Billy

        A Rod is on the DL dude. Get your facts straight

        • DT

          I guess you haven’t seen many of stuart’s posts here

  • Billy

    9 runs to the FRICKEN O’S? Nova is clearly not taking this serious at all. Nova needs to get his shit together, demote his lazy cocky pitcher to AAA like they did a few years back and let him think of how he is a number 2 starter

  • stuart a

    ichiro has had about 7 guys or more run on him and thrown out 1 and the umps fucked it up…

    only in mlb..

  • DERP

    Nice job by Cody.

  • DERP

    Cut Rapada

  • Karl Krawfid

    Welcome to rock bottom folks.

    Goodnight.

  • JonS

    Are you f’n serious?

  • Brian S.

    Fucking hit someone Rapada you useless fuck.

  • Erica

    Ohhhhhhhh

  • Billy

    If you are rooting against Burnett right now, you suck.

    • Jamey

      Who would be? He’s gone. Best of luck to him, couldn’t get a better opponent. I’m surprised the Cubs haven’t been no hit 58 times this season.

      • CUYanks

        Houston’s lineup’s even more barren these days.

  • Billy

    Is there a trade deadline to trade managers?

  • DERP

    I haven’t quite given up on this game. Anyone with me? Erica?

    • Erica

      Still here! WE GOT THIS.

    • DT

      Weirder shit has happened

    • sangreal

      sure, why not

    • Brian S.

      I’m just hoping for stat padding.

    • Tom

      I was still in it when it was 9-5, but for some dumbass reason Girardi will live for the left-left, right-right matchup on defense… but then on offense continue this misguided belief that Raul Ibanez can hit a lefty.

      Even if Schowalter goes to a righty Jones vs righty is far better than Ibanez vs lefty….

      How can Girardi continue to screw up basic platoon pinch hitting given how damn paint by #’s this lineup is. (in terms of righty lefty platoons)

      They also need to abandon one of their specialists… three specalists in the pen means you have to stick it out with your starter longer as the only one who can normally pitch more than an inning without being exposed is Phelps

  • DERP

    LOL at pinch hitting now

  • stuart a

    ouch. when you think it cannot get worse guess what?

    it can.

    nothing going right. yanks BA RISP is on fire as usual. Rapada and logan are pray pitchers. you pray they get it done before they implode.

    wow scary times Nix pinch hitting, baltimore must be scared… what are the odds he strikes out on a pitch in the dirt? 50%…

    old, slow, specialist, and unclutch… what a friggin team of misfits….

    • DT

      Blah Blah Blah rabble rabble Rabble.

  • Billy

    Let Joba get an at bat

  • RBC

    I’m no longer washing my hair during Yankees games. During the wash, the O’s score 5. During the rinse, the O’s score another 2.

    • Nathan

      So you should only rinse then…

  • Rick C

    To top it all off Burnett is no hitting the cubbies tonight and the yankees him to do it.

    • Rick C

      are paying him to do it*

  • stuart a

    maybe granderson can get another strike out before the game is over. but astute mental midget yankee fans need to resign him now….

    the guy is going to be 32 and has 1 more year on his deal. again ajax is better………………..

    • DT

      Grandy has provided more Value for us so far…but those are facts us mental midgets can’t handle

  • Widget

    those aren’t strikes. even the umps want to go home.

  • Billy

    Even if this team makes it to the play offs they are getting swept. CC chokes in the post season, Hughes shits his pants when he is pitching in the play offs, Nova is a basketcase.

  • DERP

    I have never been more confident about a game than I am about tomorrow’s game.

    • Erica

      Porque?

      • RBC

        Because the Yanks will usually bounce back after being embarrassed twice.

  • JonS

    So…are you going to play Joba or not? This game is lost. Let’s wait until we have a 1 run lead to put him in. yea, that’s be idea Girardi.

    • FIPster Doofus

      That’s the only reason I’m still watching. If Joba returns tonight, I don’t want to miss it.

  • stuart a

    grandy is not more valuable then ajax.. no way…..58 rbis with all those homers. no speed on the bases, poor range.

    ajax is more valuable 7 years younger, and much cheaper….

    grandy is not that good this year………

    • Billy

      Cash is stupid. Why would you ask for Granderson when they could have had Cabrera? Miggy already has 84 FUCKEN RBIS. We coulda put him on 3B and DH Arod so he doesn’t hurt his pinky

    • DT

      Did you like forget how average AJax was in his first two season? Also forget that Grandy was a MVP candidate last year? I’m not even using advanced stats to prove my point because i know you don’t believe in them.

      • Billy

        point is Granderson is now a watered down Adam Dunn and AJax is Bernie Williams reborn

        • DT

          He’s having a break out year. But lets not start making his HoF plaque right now based on one really good year.

  • stuart a

    binder boy should play joba tonight get it out of the way. he will wait and throw him into a higher leverage situation like a dope he is……….

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This team does have a tendency to shut it down when they score a bunch of runs in the first inning.

    Doesn’t matter in the standings at the moment, but the Yankees offense can be victimized by “bully” tactics.

    …meaning they come out swinging and puts runs on the board but if someone punches right back, they shut it down. I can remember at least 2 other games when it’s happened. Ironically, it doesn’t happen when they maintain the lead or keep it tied when the other team punches back.

    But if the other gram’s counterpunch results in more runs than the Yanks initial punch, they haven’t come back. (And in the other two instances didn’t even score until token runs in the 9th).

  • The Troll

    Who would’ve thought a game that started with the Yankees exploding for 5 runs right out the gate would ultimately culminate in being one of the worst of the season and continue the downward trend into rock bottom 2.0?

    • chilango

      I kinda thought it might. Nova gives up a lot of Xbase hits and the Yanks only have 2 players that hit for avg-Jeter and Cano. Granderson hits 2d and leads the league in Ks for fucks sake. Yanks are not as good as their record.

      • The Troll

        Yup. Players that hit for average . . . Something this team seems to overlook in importance.

        • DT

          I think not having Arod or Tex has more to do with it than people hitting for average. Average would mean less if the team was drawing walks, but they aren’t. Instead we have 3 guys on the border of .300 OBP playing for us.

          • JohnnyC

            Tex has missed 1 game in this streak, tonight. What are you talking about?

  • stuart a

    5.5 games is nothing .. yanks print playoff tickets to early they will pay…

    they are playing horrible right now and no reason to think they will play better.

    situational hitting has been bad all year, why would it get better… logan, rapada, eppley, being strong options…….

  • DERP

    I wonder if stuart has an ellipsis key on his keyboard.

    • Erica

      I want one! Not fair.

  • Billy

    this team is just terrible….cash thinks its 2005 and goes out of his way to get Jones, Chavez, A Rod, Teix….cash is the reason for our demise

  • Billy

    Ooooooooh shit Ramiro Pena comming up to hit!

  • Erica

    Good times, guys!

  • Brian S.

    GO CUBS

  • DERP

    We are definitely winning tomorrow.

  • DT

    On a side note, all people complaining about the Yanks. Texas is in far deeper shit than we are.

  • Billy

    Genius Cash, send Ian Kennedy, Burnett and A-Jax away…..lets just give all the money to A Rod and Teix. Who needs pitchers when we got fricken Eppley?

    • DT

      Wait wait, after last year you wanted to keep AJ Burnett? IPK and his 4+ ERA in the NL west sure would help us now right? People forget Ajax has not very good last year and average in his first year…Even then Grandy has been as good if not better for usin these 3 years.

      • AJ and Kennedy Stink

        It doesn’t matter that they’re in the NL Central and NL West with Pitchers hitting, and National League-caliber lineups. You really want any of those clowns pitching in the AL East? That’s absurd. AJ had 3 years and shit the bed. And Kennedy, we’ve seen how pitchers who don’t throw hard in the AL East struggle. Less margin for error. Really have to be a stud with movement, location, and pitch sequence to have any success. Kennedy had a good year last year, but he is not a stud at any of those things. AJ Burnett? He doesn’t play nearly as many lineups that actually work the pitcher and make you make pitch after pitch after pitch. Grow up peter pan. Count Chocula.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Kennedy is a bytch. How he won 21 games last year I’ll never know. It was a complete and utter fluke. What he is this year is closer to what he’ll always be.

      Go be a D-back fan if you love Kennedy that much
      He’s a soft hutch.

  • Athenian

    Do you think that the age of this team is more of a factor in their inconsistency or just the general make up of the team – meaning the depth of the team puts too much pressure on the starters to stay healthy and perform better than they might otherwise do?

    • Tom

      The issue is the increased specialization which has somehow become a desired roster construction. Some of it is due to injury but you now have 3 platoons on offense (DH, 3B, LF). With a 4 man bench (1 of which is a catcher) it means at any given time you have one side or the other completely spent (basically you start a game all righty or all lefty on the bench)

      The bullpen is also far too specialized. Last year the Yankees had 1 specialist (Logan); this year 2 LOOGY’s became the default setting in spring training and then ROOGY’s were brought in.

      Assuming you don’t want to use your closer when trailing, and possibly the setup guy…. who gives you the innings to keep the game close? Joba coming back helps but unless the Yankees get 6 innnings, Girardi is reliant on specialists doing more than they probably should.

  • stuart a

    girardi says the have been playing pretty well lately…

    is he smoking something? they have lost 9 out of 12… lefties in the pen have been horrbile, lineup has been horrible, zero clutch hitting.

    nova leads baseball in extra base hits.. but he has been pretty good this year. 4.50 era.. is junk.

    now the arod revisionism starts..

    arod has sucked this year bottom line………….

    • DT

      Right you rather have Chavez and Nix than a third basemen who is hitting around .280 and .360 OBP and .800+ OPS. I wished all our hitters would suck like Arod did.

    • Athenian

      He doesn’t smoke. However, page 121 of the binder is filled with hilarious quotes to use out of context, such as “they have been playing well” when having their second 4 game losing streak in two weeks.

  • The Troll

    While their hot streak this year was certainly enjoyable, the Yankees’ shit-stained cold streaks have been unbearable. Rock bottom is never an applicable term for this team because the next day, the next game, they somehow find a way to lose with even more gusto and pizzazz. How can this team get better? Have the injuries buried this team or is there light at the end up the tunnel? I want to say that the team is not nearly this bad but this, to me, is exactly who they are. Streaky. Hot, hot, hot or frigid, bone-chillling, teeth-chattering, spine-numbing, deathly cold.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Meanwhile Burnett has a no hitter thru 8

  • stuart a

    dt arod is better then the rude at 3b, but that is meaningless.
    arod has done jack this year…his slugging % is a joke, the guy cannot stay on the field, he dh’s almost 30% of the time.

    the arod fandom are so delusional they cannot comprehend how friggin overpaid and underperforming he is….the guy makes $27 mill per yr. the guy is playing like a 8th best 3b in baseball while 3b is a horrible position; wright, beltre, panda, freese, middlebrooks, chipper, and others have been better then agod………..

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      At least A-Rod is better than Lawrie, Aramis & Hanley Ramirez, Chase Headley & Pedro Alvarez.

      Amirite? …wait

  • stuart a

    nova smoking the same thing girardi has..

    64 or so extra base hits but all is well. this guy is a moron…

    8 straight games without a win… 6 walks last game in seattle he is clueless….

    • JohnnyC

      He has 25% more XBHs than the next offending pitcher (Beckett). 25%!

  • Brian S.

    WOOOOOOO CUBS! FUCK YOU AJ!

  • JohnnyC

    Nova just told press that he “just got hit.” And “bad luck” was the main factor because he “threw strikes.” Oh, and he feels real good. That’s special. And everyone on this blog kills Sweaty Freddy and Fat Phil when they “get hit.”

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      He feels good? What a relief.

    • AJ and Kennedy Stink

      What do you want him to say? “I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m a deer in the headlights. To all future lineups that will face me, I have no confidence. I’d be surprised if I ever got another hitter out. I don’t feel good. I’m sad.”
      It always cracks me up how people get so mad at comments managers and players make to the media to try and remain even keel during a long season. As if they would ever say what their real worries are to the media and everyone in the baseball following world. As if they’d really open themselves up to that type of criticism in every sports media outlet. This is the media we’re talking about her. Worthless shitbags who never got picked on the playground and quit sports at age 9 to become “journalists” – They tell stories for a living. They look to make stories out of nothing because they have to 365 days out of the year. Why would any normal-thinking human being open themselves up to a potential distraction like that. Do you really think Nova isn’t beating himself up about this deep down and when no one is around?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Hahaha.

        Yes. I’d love to hear him say I’m a deer in the headlights.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This happens every year with the Red Sox awarded a questionable win. They win 4-1 but when they call the game the Tigers had bases loade and was only in the top 6th

    At least when the Yankees did it earlier this year it was after 7 full innings and they were up 8-0.

    Also ends Verlander’s streak of 62 consecutive games of going at least 6 innings because they call it in the top 6th. I’d be pissed.