Jul
13

Game 86: Back in the swing of things

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Andruw will get a chance to continue his assault on LHP tonight. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

The All-Star break is over and while I’m sure we all enjoyed a few days away from baseball, it’s time for the season to continue. The Yankees head into the second half with the best record in baseball and a seven-game lead in the division, not to mention eight games on the Rays and ten on the Red Sox. I don’t think we could have asked for much more. The Angels have the best record in baseball since Mike Trout was recalled (42-24) and they’re always a pain to play. Here’s the starting lineup…

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

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

CC Sabathia Update: Sabathia (groin) threw 30 pitches in a simulated game today and felt fine. He will throw a bullpen session on Sunday and come off the disabled list to start against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. There won’t be any restrictions, he’s good to go.

Brett Gardner Update: Gardner (elbow) took batting practice today and he’ll do so again tomorrow. Assuming that goes well, he’ll play in a simulated game on Sunday.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Tut

    Cano should not be batting lower than 4th. Period.

    • Greg

      Well if ARod is behind Cano, then Cano will get no pitches to hit.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Honestly. The excuse would be because there’s a LHP on the mound, but there’s Granderson hitting 2nd, and Cano hits lefties better than Granderson.

      Plus, Cano career vs CJ Wilson: .385/.467/.654 in 30 PA; 2 HR.

      /end nitpick

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        Vs. LHP this season:
        Cano 226/278/347 67 wRC+
        Grandy 255/346/491 125 wRC+
        ARod 292/404/552 159 wRC+
        Tex 257/325/540 129 wRC+

        I can see the argument for Cano hitting 5th, though with his recent hotness, I wouldn’t mind seeing him higher.

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

          I guess the narrative got me, but I’m surprised that Alex’s numbers against lefties are so good.

  • RocketMan86

    Wishing it was Dwight throwing out the first pitch tonight. Oh well, hooray for Joe Johnson and “the best back court in the league”

    /Dwight Hangover’d

    • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

      I’m a Laker fan, and I’m happy he’s NOT throwing a pitch out for the Dodgers tonight. That guy is a petulant asshole, and I’m glad he’s not on my team.

  • CT Yankee

    Break’s over. Back to work.

  • RocketMan86

    Also, is there any real necessity for the Angels to be in these Grienke trade talks? There top 3 is already strong enough to dominate any lineup, so are these rumors just a Texas blocking maneuver?

    • Greg

      Haren and Santana have had disappointing seasons. Their one weakness right now is that their starting pitching is essentially 2 deep.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    http://espn.go.com/olympics/st.....n-magazine

    This is just… this is just so awesome.

    • Greg

      Well, you could consider sex as a form of keeping fit, couldn’t you?

      • The Guns of Navarone

        I’ve read it doesn’t burn as many calories as you would think.

        • Greg

          I guess that’s because it can go at an uneven level or speed, if you know what I mean.

        • OldYanksFan

          Myabe the way you do it?

  • Betty Lizard

    From Lohud:

    Andy Pettitte is here. He flew into town yesterday. Turns out he’s actually been able to play catch regularly since breaking his ankle. Nothing over the top, just enough to keep his arm loose. “I think he’s bored to death,” Girardi said.”

    It’s going to be a long July for him. Get back here, Andy!

    • OMG! Bagels!

      He’ll be fresh for the playoffs!

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Indeed. Vintage October Andy.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Saw the Boss’s Yankeeography for the first time last night. Great stuff.

  • vicki

    coney and paulie!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Really?? FSW feed? Give me a break.

  • Greg

    Nice play by Jeter

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

    Baseball!!

  • Greg

    Nice framing by Martin

  • RetroRob

    Gotta “love” Pirate fans and their outrage over Mark Appel not signing. I can only imagine what tweets Gerrit Cole would have received if the Twitterverse was in fine form back in 2008.

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/MAppel26

  • Brett

    Anyone else having trouble with mlb.tv feed? Its still coming up with “This game will begin shortly”.

    • jjyank

      Just posted the same thing below. No idea what the problem is.

    • bobtaco

      Me too :-(

    • jjyank

      I just tried the D-Backs-Cubs game and it worked…don’t know what’s going on.

      • Brett

        Radio from WCBS is working as well.

        • jjyank

          Fuck…guess I’m stuck with Ma and Pa until MLB.TV decides to work.

    • Betty Lizard

      Me as well. IPad and iPhone are no-goes. :-(

  • jjyank

    Anyone else having problems with MLB.TV? It still says “this game will begin shortly”. I’m rather certain it started already.

    • RetroRob

      Isn’t it playing on MLB Network also?

      • jjyank

        I dunno, but if I was blacked out, it would tell me.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Is anyone else’s MLB.tv not working, it still thinks the game hasnt begun?!

    • DR

      Same here. Not sure what’s up.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Same here… fuck MLB.tv

      • jjyank

        Seriously. I can get the Cubs-DBacks game to work, but nothing else. Very weird.

  • Greg

    I’m surprised that ball carried all the way to Trout. It was off the end of the bat.

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

      It’s hot and muggy out tonight. Balls that get into the air are going to fly tonight.

  • Will The Thrill

    Why didn’t we sign CJ Wilson again? He sure would’ve looked nice in a rotation with CC, Nova, Pineda and possibly Banuelos. With fewer elite pitchers reaching FA it’s head scratching especially since he wanted to be a Yankee.

    • Greg

      I think it was a combination of his age and his propensity to get wild on occasion

    • jjyank

      Didn’t he take a discount to pitch in SoCal? I remember the Marlins offering a 6th year and over 100 mil and Wilson declined. I don’t think he would have come to NY unless it was a monster contract.

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

        I want all the big named free agents, every one!!!!

      • Will The Thrill

        Yankees were his first choice. He reached out to Cashman but Cash rejected contact from him/his agent. Marlins were close to signing him but the Angels suddenly stepped in. I’m not saying CJ Wilson is the one of the best pitchers in baseball but he’s a damn good lefty. With all of the elite starters like Matt Cain and Jered Weaver being locked up it would’ve made sense to add a second lefty to go along with CC.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I think Cashman went on record as saying they viewed him as a 3rd starter and basically wasn’t worth what he would be commanding.

      • DM

        I think Texas said that about him (3rd starter stuff). From the Yankee perspective, it was about the money and years; Cashman didn’t dismiss him.

  • jjyank

    Well Riddle, looks like I’m in your world until mlb.tv decides to fucking work.

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

      Lol, just put up w/ Ma and Pa. I dislike the Angels broadcasters.

      • jjyank

        Well I would have the YES crew if the service I paid for actually worked…but oh well.

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

          Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in? Or not using a 360? =P

          • jjyank

            I turned my 360 off and back on, and I tried on my computer as well. No dice. It’s weird, I can watch the Cubs-Diamondbacks game, but every other game going on (I tried them all) doesn’t work. Weird.

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

              It’s the MLB conspiracy to make the Cubs relevant again. They’re telling you “God damnit, if you want to watch baseball, you’re watch the Cub’s or you get nothing. Please watch the Cubs?”

              • jjyank

                Hahaha could be true.

  • Will The Thrill

    And the cheap hits begin…

  • dontchaknow

    sit the fuck down

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

    Defensive catcher doing defensive good!!

  • Greg

    Must have been a hit and run because I doubt Trumbo steals on his own

    • Get Phelps Up

      Well…yeah because Callaspo swung and missed.

      • Greg

        I said this without knowing he swung at it. Wasn’t paying attention

        • Get Phelps Up

          Gotcha.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    How the hell was that not a strike?

    No harm thankfully.

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

    Have more people seriously orbited the moon than thrown a perfect game? That’s insane.

  • Tom

    I know he swung late… but that is either a swing or the ump should have ruled it interference if he deemed it too late.

    (not that it matters)

  • The Scheister of Doom

    I getting PISSED! I came home early for this DAMN game and MLB.tv FUCKEN SUCKS!!!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Big 2nd half Alex… let’s go.

    • Greg

      And….

    • Hummingbird S.

      it all starts with a K, right?

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Bummer.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    No ovation for Robbie? Weird.

    • Dean Winters

      Maybe they’re over it

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This YS3 crowd is pretty ignorant. Should have had a nice ovation for Robbie.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    From MLB.tv

    We are currently experiencing issues that will affect all TV broadcasts, both those ongoing and upcoming. The upcoming games may continue to show pregame slate after they have begun. There will also be no commercial break slates for live games. This issue is also affecting most audio feeds. We are working on resolving these issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

    Sterling just reminded me about something a read, it might have even been on here, they might make a rule that a member of the host team has to compete in the derby to avoid the whole fiasco with Cano happening again. That’s fucking ridiculous in my opinion. It’s right on par with nobody looses, everybody gets a trophy in sports, or schools were teachers can’t fail students who deserve it. Say a team like the Padres is hosting, they’re terrible with out any real slugger, it would be an embarrassment to the event to have one of their players compete.

    • jjyank

      I was talking to my dad about that about an hour ago, and I pretty much said the same thing. It’s like in tee-ball ittle league, when everyone has to bat even if they don’t play a position. Does anyone in baseball outside of Kansas City want to see Butler in the home run derby? No, because he’s not a home run hitter!!

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

        It’s terrible, the ‘please everybody’ culture that this country is developing. and ‘don’t make people feel bad.’ I have no problems with rewarding people who deserve it, but at the same time we shouldn’t give out trophies for people ‘trying their best.’ Rewarding everybody and not excluding some is how the drive for excellence is lost.

        • jjyank

          Exactly. Cano can only choose 3 players, it’s not exactly an inclusive group. If Selig is gonna be an ass and make a stipulation that a player from the host team must be on the team, he damn well better add a spot to each team. Because if Butler was on the team instead of someone like Fielder or Bautista, that’d be a crime. And the please everyone culture is exactly why this sucks.

          KC Fans: Waaaahhhhh nobody took a Royal for the Derbyyyyy *sniff*

          Selig: Okay KC fans, next time we’ll make sure that the captain is forced to take one of your shitty players, just so you can feel better about yourselves.

          It’s ridiculous.

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

            It sends a terrible message to people to kids. Whine and complain and act like a general ass enough, and you’ll get your way. Is that what we really want to tell this younger generation?

            • jjyank

              Yeah really. Selig should have reemed out KC for their behavior and told them to get a fucking life. Best home run hitter in the derby, period, end of story.

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

                Preaching to the choir man. I usually can understand the other side of an argument and even see some validity to it, but if someone where to disagree I’d have no idea where they where coming from. Had I been Selig I would have issued a statement along the lines of “If you’re upset that your team doesn’t have a participant in the Homerun Derby, don’t insult and belittle the captain of the Derby squad, instead think about why you don’t have a representative.

                • jjyank

                  Right. If KC wanted to boo anyone, they should have booed their front office for failing to develop/trade for/sign a slugger capable of being in the derby.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Are we rooting for the Rays or Sox this weekend?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Don’t care.

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

        Exactly. Let’s just keep winning and let the chips fall were they may.

  • Rey22

    Can anyone explain why Nix is the DH tonight? Isn’t this what we acquired McDonald for? Nix and Stewart are tied for crappiest bat off the bench, I’d rather see Chavez or Raul hitting against a DH than this.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      The binder knows.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Nix has a HR and a career 250/500/1000 line against Wilson (only 6 PA). McDonald is 111/273/111 vs. Wilson.
      Chavez and Ibanez have been beyond awful vs. LHP.

  • Will The Thrill

    Damn. CJ Wilson always walks good hitters in jams so he can get to the crappy ones. And more than not his strategy works.

  • Will The Thrill

    I feel like all Russell Martin does this year is weakly groundout to third and softly pop up to infielders. I guess this is life post-Posada, back to catchers who can’t hit.

  • Nathan

    TEX!

  • The Scheister of Doom

    So are we MLB.tv having fools missing anything good?

  • Greg

    That was a hanger

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Apologize for being nit-picky here, but that would imply it was a breaking ball.

      Bad location. Only reason I point out the difference is bad location within a start lasts longer than just hanging a single breaking ball..

  • Andrew

    I hate Aybar.

  • your mom

    Kuroda sucks against lefties. At least it’s only a solo.

  • Will The Thrill

    Of course Aybar hits one of his 3 homeruns he’s gonna hit this year in this game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Umm…thank God this is on MLBN because MLB.tv isn’t working?

    Sounds like Brian Kenny in the booth, with Smoltz (of course) in the booth. Never heard Kenny behind the mic before, but I’ve always found him a pretty solid personality. Regardless, Smoltz irritates me to no end, so I would love if I could listen to the familiar YES people instead.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Ok, so everyone else is having the same problem.

      That sucks, because I would’ve hoped it was just an isolated issue for me.

  • Greg

    Pedro Ciriaco just had a 2 run single off Hellickson to give the Sox a 3-0 lead. So its not just us.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    The Yankees have the best record in baseball… but the sky is falling.

    – Front page of ESPN

    It really is comical. God forbid if they only had the 3rd best record in baseball. Then we’d really hear about all the QUESTION MARKS!!!

    • Greg

      I usually hate ESPN and their anti-Yankee bias.

      But in this case, all that is said is that the Yankees have the best record in baseball, but they can do even better.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        It says they have “issues” to overcome, which is true of any team of course. But why pick on the team with the best record in baseball who is expected to be the best team? It would make more sense to me to see something about the Tigers or even the Angels. A team who hasn’t lived up to expectations.

        • Greg

          That might be an east coast bias thing

        • Kramerica Industries

          No team is perfect, and thus there are always flaws that can be improved upon.

          The Yankees are always judged not on a basis of getting to the playoffs, but on legitimate championship chances once they get there, so that’s how any assessment will go about. I see no problem with that.

          As we’ve seen on three occasions in the past decade, best record doesn’t even guarantee success in the crapshoot known as the best-of-5 ALDS. And one of those teams won 103 fucken games.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I can’t wait to hear what people say when they don’t make a big splash at the deadline.

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

      I was honestly just thinking…I want to finish with the 2nd best record in the AL but win the division. My logic being, we still win the division and we still get home field in the first round, but we get the classic 2-2-1 format instead of the stupid 2-3 format the 1st best team is going to have to do against the Wildcard.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I think both series are still 2-3 because they have to push everything back a day to make room for potential cross country flights, etc. as a result of the WC playoff game.

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

          Oh, if that’s the case…completely disregard my post lol.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Sweet

  • dontchaknow

    :,)

  • Cy Pettitte

    MT25 contributing to the offense!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Tex!!! !!!!

  • Greg

    A Tex message!

  • Betty Lizard

    Since MLB tv isn’t working, maybe I’ll just read the game thread. I want to see if I can come up with an algorithm to determine whether we’re winning or losing, and by what run differential, just from various attributes of the comments.

  • Rich in NJ

    Tex’s RH swing is so much better.

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

    Tex :)

  • RetroRob

    It’s always kind of funny when Cone injects some intelligent counterbalance, and Kay sits in silence.

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

      Cone “Blah blah blah ERA blah blah blah FIP blah blah blah GB% and K% and K/BB.”

      Kay “But, But TEH WINS?!!?!?!?!!1!!”

      • RetroRob

        If ever called into Kay’s show, that’s the question I would ask him. Why he sits in silence when Cone talks metrics. Does he not agree with them or not understand them.

        Of course, the screeners would never let that through.

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

          I think it’s a little bit of both.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix with 16 has the most HRs of any 1B in either league right now. that’s pretty crazy.

    • RetroRob

      Shows how hitting continues to drop across MLB.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Loving the ground balls.

  • RetroRob

    Remaining A-Rod contract for five years, or Pujols for the next ten years?

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

      A-Rod’s 5 every single time.

      • RetroRob

        Yeah, totally. It’s possible both will be done within four years, but leaves another four to five years on the Pujols contract, which is also backloaded. It goes up to $30-somthing million a year at the end, while A-Rod’s drops to about $20 million per. Just crazy.

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

          I didn’t even know that Pujols’ was back loaded. That makes the decision even easier.

          • jjyank

            Yep. Doesn’t matter for luxury tax stuff, but it absolutely has a big impact on the year-to-year budget. The Halos are gonna be paying Pujols ~30 mil when he’s 40 and probably terrible.

            • RetroRob

              Yup. 41.

              I still think the Yankees may have to absorb one of the last years of A-Rod’s contract. The Angels may have to absorb a few if he really falls off a cliff.

          • RetroRob

            Escalates yearly: 12:$12M, 13:$16M, 14:$23M, 15:$24M, 16:$25M, 17:$26M, 18:$27M, 19:$28M, 20:$29M, 21:$30M.

            They’ll be paying him $114 million that last four years of the contract, and $30 million in 2021 when I don’t think he’ll even be playing.

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

              That’s ludicrous. How in gods name can they agree to a deal that back loaded. I don’t know how proud of a person Albert is, but if it was me I wouldn’t care how terrible I was I wouldn’t be able to leave that on the table.

              • jjyank

                Nobody could leave that on the table. It’s not about money for him, it’s about setting up his family for generations to come. Nobody is leaving $30 mil on the table. I believe that 10 years from now, the Pujols contract will look worse than A-Rods. At least A-Rod didn’t start to decline until several years into the deal, Pujols seems to already be starting in year 1.

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

                  Also, Alex’s contract is/was front loaded so he got paid the most for his most productive seasons.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  Pujols showed signs of decline last year, too.

                  • jjyank

                    True, good point. Not to say A-Rod’s is good, but if he can be what he is right now going forward, Pujols’ will be worse.

    • jjyank

      A-Rod, no doubt about it. That’s an easy one.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Didn’t Trumbo hit that one on the friggin roof of the KC sign in left center?

    • Greg

      Yep

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

      Yeah, that was an incredible shot.

  • Kramerica Industries

    MLB.tv seems to have sprung to life.

    • jjyank

      For reals??

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, lets just say the sudden voice of Michael Kay on the background of my notebook seemed like an indication.

        • jjyank

          Yup its back. Too bad we missed the Tex homer though.

          • RetroRob

            They have video highlights down int he lower left corner, or maybe that’s the premium package.

            • jjyank

              I have the premium package, but I watch on my xbox, not the computer. I’m sure it’s somewhere on the xbox interface.

  • jjyank

    ZOMG mlb.tv works! By Ma and Pa, it’s been fun.

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

      Jealous…they’re just starting to get annoying again lol.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that didn’t look close to being a strike

    • jjyank

      Looked inside to me.

      • Knoxvillain

        Low, too. About two inches below his knee it looked like.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Who the hell is Fuckudoma?
    Another guy to take my job.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle
      • The Guns of Navarone

        DIRGGGADUUUUUURRRR!!!

        Literally my favorite South Park.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Oh wait, I thought this was the original Goobacks one, not the wrestling one. The Goobacks is one of my favs.

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

          Probably one of the funniest, my favorites though are two of the more serious episodes it’s between You’re getting older/Ass Burgers and “Cash for Gold.”

          • The Guns of Navarone

            Cash for Gold was great. Another serious one is Kenny’s Golden PSP. Love that one.

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

              I will always remember the “You’re getting Older” scene when Stan’s asking Mr. Macky “What do you do when nothing makes you happy anymore, when the things that used to make you feel good make you feel sick.” Because I was going through some rough shit during the time that was on, and I never remember connecting to a cartoon(or a TV show for that matter) as much.

          • Dewayne is Wise

            Casa bonita. :)

          • jjyank

            Chicken Herpes will always be my favorite. I forget the name, but the one with Cartman’s trapper keeper taking over the world with Rosie O’Donald and the Terminator spoof is a close second.

            • Dewayne is Wise

              Scott tenorman, fun with weapons, imaginationland, furry easter critters,and the swearing episode. And sniffing cat piss.

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

                Omg, I cannot believe I forgot about Scott Tenorman…don’t get me wrong, the rest of the ones you listed are also great, but Scot Tenorman was just hysterical, and dark, and maniacal.

                • jjyank

                  I forgot about that one, but that’s definitely in the top 5 for me. Great episode.

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

                    Probably comes in at 3 for me, followed by Imagiationland then the Mysterion trilogy.

                    • jjyank

                      You ever see the one where the Russians put a bomb up Hillary Clinton’s snatch under secret directive by the British Red Coats, who were planning on getting revenge on America for the Revolution via invasion on 1770’s wooden ships? That episode was pure gold, top 5 for me.

                    • Dewayne is Wise

                      The scientology episode too
                      Tom come out of the closet
                      And the yes they really believe it.

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

                      JJ, I’ve seen every episode except The Super Friends because they took it off of Netflix and South Park Studios after Matt, Trey, and Comedy Central got death threats after the whole episode 200/201 Muhammad thing. I downloaded those two and got a letter from Viacom that if I ever illegally downloaded another property of theirs they’d sue my pants off.

      • jjyank

        TUKURJERRRB!!!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Yeah RUSS!! Gotta at least pick up defensively in the 2nd half.

  • dontchaknow

    fuck yes !!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Kung fu fighting hiroki has it working tonight.

  • BK2ATL

    Loving how Russell is gunning these dudes down and Scioscia’s running/hit&run game.

    2 out of 3 is pretty good so far, and Trout is the best in the game right now, and on a breaking pitch. So nothing bad about that. Let’s hope it carries over to his offense.

  • Tom

    Smoltz degenerating into the HR’s don’t win in the playoffs narrative.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      The 2009 Yankees vehemently disagree.

    • jjyank

      *sigh*

      Sometimes players (current and former) can just be so dumb about the game they play.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Smoltz will forever have a grudge against the Yankees for 1996 and 1999, and when they essentially ended his career after shellacking him when he was with the Red Sox.

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

          I remember reading on some rediculous blog that off season saying “don’t be surprised if the combination of Smoltz and Penny win more games this season than the recently signed Sabathia and Burnett in NY.” That’s obviously a paraphrase but it was something along those lines.

          • Kramerica Industries

            Jeff Pearlman.

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

              That was it. I’m sorry that I share a name with that man.

              • jjyank

                Hm. I didn’t peg you for a Jeff.

    • Kramerica Industries

      One thing that always irritates me about that narrative is that it kindof implies that better pitchers never give up home runs.

      Fact is, power pitchers are susceptible to giving up home runs all the same come October, if they aren’t locating. And any pitcher in the history of baseball, whether they are clutch or not, is susceptible to a bad playoff outing as they are an amazing playoff outing.

      Andy Pettitte in Game 6 vs. Arizona is actually a perfect example of this.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        CJ Wilson, the pitcher the Yankees just homered off of, is a pitcher the Yankees could very well face in the playoffs too. It’s pretty batshit crazy to think that pitchers, good or bad, all of a sudden don’t give up home runs in the playoffs.

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

          Add him to the list with Verlander, Price, Shields, Lester, Santana…

        • Get Phelps Up

          I think when I made that list a few days ago of pitchers who the Yankees have beat around this year every one of them except Felix was on a team that could potentially be in the playoffs.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Pretty much, yeah.

          These guys are very, very good. But they aren’t invincible, against anyone. I mean, anyone remember when the friggen Giants teed off on Cliff Lee in the World Series? And this was Cliff Lee who had an absurd ERA over the previous two postseasons? Shit happens. Timely hits make all the difference in the world, it’s just a matter of whether this team can get them. They did in 2009. Not so much in 2010 or 2011.

      • jjyank

        “Fact is, power pitchers are susceptible to giving up home runs all the same”

        Like my high school baseball coach always said, “The faster it comes in, the faster it goes out.”

        The Yankees have a power lineup. What’s easier to do, hit one mistake pitch for a homer, or string together a sustained rally over 4-5 batters? I know I’m preaching to the choir, but jeez.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    I hope martin and arod both had some big popi shakes for the second half.

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

    Nix is a waste at DH. It should be McDonald in left and Jones at DH.

    • jjyank

      “Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:
      July 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm
      Nix has a HR and a career 250/500/1000 line against Wilson (only 6 PA). McDonald is 111/273/111 vs. Wilson.
      Chavez and Ibanez have been beyond awful vs. LHP.”

      SSS, obviously, but it’s not completely crazy.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Coming to any sort of conclusion over 6 PA is completely crazy to me. But that’s just my opinion.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          I agree, but McDonald sucks. Not like they’re really missing out on anything.

          • The Guns of Navarone

            Agreed. You could do worse for a #9 hitter regardless of whether he’s the DH or not. The Yankees DH situation is kinda crazy. Better just get used to it.

        • jjyank

          Yeah, but it’s not like McDonald is actually good. So there’s that.

          If you’re choosing between Nix and McDonald, you might as well go with the SSS if it looks better.

  • Greg

    Would have been better if he bunted.

    Hindsight, of course

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Jayson Nix looks like Batman. It’s the eyes.

  • Betty Lizard

    A walk by Martin! Be still my beating heart . . .

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Pound those worms Hiroki.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Hiroki dealing!

  • RetroRob

    This game is cranking along.

  • Will (the other one)

    This Kuroda guy is pretty efficient.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Thanks Trout

  • jjyank

    Great to see Kuroda rounding right back into form after that speed bump in Fenway a week ago.

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

    I’m surprised superman didn’t make that catch.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Trouts better going back on the ball then coming in.

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

    Curtis!!!!

  • RetroRob

    A foot short of another great catch where people would be talking about what a great fielder Trout is, where now he misses it and it’s deemed a rookie mistake. A game of inches.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Jesus mark WTF

    • Greg

      He hit it right at third.. What can you do?

      • Get Phelps Up

        Sac fly?

    • RetroRob

      So you’re not happy with Teixeira’s two-run HR that has the Yankees ahead, and all his great plays in the field tonight? You’re upset that he hits a hard ball to third?

      Just asking.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Please do something Alex.

  • Betty Lizard

    “My idea of Cross Fit is to get from the East Side to the West side in a cab.”
    Love David Cone.

  • Greg

    Bad luck there

  • your mom

    Fucking A!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Come on fuck it squeeze him in.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    2-0 weak ground ball

    • Greg

      Bad luck. If it was a few feet either way, its a base hit

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        Weak contact not having a good result is bad luck?

        I think you’ve been watching Chris Stewart hit too much.

        • Greg

          No, I understand that when the infield is in, the chance of a ball finding the hole increases, weakly hit or not.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            Even greater chance if the ball is actually hit well.

  • Kramerica Industries

    This could end up being very, very unproductive and very, very frustrating.

  • TommyBoy

    Wow Arod blows now!

  • Tom

    Yikes… for a 2-0 count, that is really bad contact.

    Jammed on a fastball/cutter in that count?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Fail fail fail

  • Cy Pettitte

    leadoff triple and the 3-4-5 hitters can’t get him in. wow.

  • your mom

    Only this team can fail in that situation.

    • Greg

      No, I’ve seen others fail like that.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    That’s disappointing when the middle of the order can’t get a run in from 3rd with no outs.

  • Greg

    Bad luck inning for the Yankees. Made contact on all three and right at fielders

    • Get Phelps Up

      Cano’s was the only one that was bad luck.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Only Cano’s line drive was hit hard. And both Tex and Alex hit it to the left side which makes it harder for the run to score. Great pitching by Wilson. I wouldn’t say it’s luck.

    • BK2ATL

      Wasn’t bad luck. Poor hitting.

      • Greg

        Come on now. All you can ask for in that situation is to put the ball in play.

        If they struck out, then I would agree with you

  • TommyBoy

    The 1st half choking with RISP Yankees are back!

  • Athenian

    ARod is a 30 mill shell of a baseball player. He should do the Yankees and himself a favor and retire.

    • jjyank

      That actually would not do the Yankees a favor, unless Nunez or Laird float your boat as the every day third baseman.

      Hint: they would make the team worse.

      • CUYanks

        Well technically if he did retire then I believe the Yankees wouldn’t be on the hook for the contract and could find a suitable replacement. Nevertheless, while they’re paying him, he does have some value– as you point out.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Well, if he retires they save all that money so I wouldn’t necessarily agree.

        If they released him and still had to pay the money, then it’s a different story.

        • jjyank

          Even if they don’t have to pay him, who is his replacement? A-Rod is a better player than Nunez and Laird, who are the in-house guys. So do you make a trade? Good third basemen aren’t exactly plentiful either.

          Regardless of the money, losing A-Rod makes the team worse, at least at his position. Unless you want to fork over the prospects for a replacement. I’d rather pay A-Rod money than pay prospects to replace him.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            It would hurt for this season, because it would be difficult to find a solid replacement on short notice if he retired right now. I would trade that short term difficulty for the long term relief of getting rid of that ridiculous contract any day though.

            • jjyank

              Yeah, but it’s a dumb fantasy really, because it will never happen. Ever. I prefer to focus on things that could actually happen in real life, meaning A-Rod is not retiring.

              • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                I agree.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Stuart is that you

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Someone needs to :

    1.) Mow the infield grass

    2.) Call A-Rod’s cousin

    • Athenian

      Think the roads shrunk more than his balls. He has no power.

  • BK2ATL

    That’s just garbage hitting by Tex, A-Rod and Cano. Just ridiculous.

    None of them could get the ball out of the infield with no outs and a runner on 3rd????

    • your mom

      Cano hit the ball well.

  • your mom

    CJ Wilson is a lucky fuck, no wonder his ERA is so low. I thought he was the most over-rated player in the game???

  • your mom

    Would like a DP here.

  • your mom

    Ruh Roh. . . . . .

  • Greg

    Yankees missed their golden chance last inning. This is the Angels golden chance

  • The Guns of Navarone

    This has bad news written all over it. And it all started with not being able to tack on last inning.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    DP, bang bang.

    /TWSS?

  • Tom

    Why did Cano catch that 3 feet in front of the bag like that?

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Fuck

  • your mom

    Fuck Fuck Fuck.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s what happens with RISP fail, and then plunking hitters with 2 strikes.

    Well, oh well. Time for the bats to save themselves tonight.

  • Greg

    Kuroda did that to himself. And last inning becomes a non factor because the Angels would still have the lead probably

    • Tom

      FALLACY!

      • Greg

        That’s why I said “probably”

        • Tom

          Saying “probably” doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a fallacy.

          Also I don’t know what sort of logic last inning is a non factor:

          You are saying it doesn’t matter if it’s 4-2 vs 4-3? What kind of ridiculous logic is that?

          • Greg

            The logic is that you are still behind. And if it remains 4-2 then it is a non factor because that one extra run would not have determined the outcome

            • Tom

              So it’s a non factor whether you are down by 2 or 1?

              That’s true when the game is over; the only way to conclude it is a non-factor now is if you already know the outcome of the next 3 innings (which is another fallacy)

              Are you being serious or are just trolling? Or for some reason defending a failed RISP opportunity?(as you seem to do)

              • Greg

                No I just don’t want people hanging the blame on that moment.

                In the end Kuroda failed.

                • Tom

                  Ummm… they all failed? It’s not an either or scenario.

                  (as the tying run reaches 2nd base with no out and alll you need it a productive out to get him to 3rd… oh wait)

                • Rocky Road Redemption

                  Well just say that then. Everything else you’re saying is a fallacy.

                  I’d agree with you if you’d just said, “Guys, the run was annoying, but Kuroda had a bad inning and that’s not the offense’s fault.”

                  That makes perfect sense and I agree.

          • Kramerica Industries

            Furthermore, how a different score can affect pitch selection and location, let alone the mental state of Kuroda, for all we know.

            As the saying goes – if things are different, they won’t be the same.

            • Greg

              The HBP affected the mental state of Kuroda more than that run might either way

              • Rocky Road Redemption

                Except that we don’t know this. We don’t know any of this. All we know is that, statistically, the more runs you score the more likely it is that you’ll win. Not scoring last inning was disappointing and not irrelevant.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      This is a fallacy of the predetermined outcome (yes, yes, Michael Kay, whatever) but besides that there is a difference between being down two runs to being down one. That run was annoying and may end up being important.

      • Greg

        Your second factor comes into play only if the Yanks acore another run to make it a one run game

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I’m talking about now. Right now, in the seventh inning, there is a real difference to being down 1 run vs. being down two runs. I don’t care if they score another run or not, they still would have a better chance to win if they had one more run than they do now.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    All of a sudden Kuroda goes from pitching a great game to pitching a shitty game. That’s baseball.

  • TommyBoy

    ballgame! Fuck the yankees choking artist hitters!

  • Athenian

    Shit. Game.

    • jjyank

      No, it’s the 7th inning. This isn’t little league, they play 9 innings here.

      • Athenian

        Your right. They effective scored a lead off triple last inning and the Angels bullpen sucks. My mistake

        • jjyank

          Your comment makes no sense. What??

          Yeah, their bullpen is good. So was the Braves bullpen when we were losing by 4 runs with Venters and Kimbrel looming. But we won that game. Go away.

          • Athenian

            These aren’t the Braves. Yankees couldn’t score a run from a lead off triple with 3-4-5 hitters. What doesn’t make sense about that statement? How about you go away?

            • jjyank

              So they didn’t score a run in one instance, that means they’ll never score again?

              /troll’d

              • Athenian

                Ahh there it is. When one doesn’t agree or doesn’t like the comment immediately their a troll. Great response. I guess since I am the ONLY one who said that was game probably deserved it. Glad your on top of things! Good job, love the originality in the response.

                • jjyank

                  But you are a troll. I call ‘em like I see ‘em.

                  Pretty sure a large majority (like, everyone) would agree with that. But have fun doing what you do.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      I still think your stuart a :)

      • jjyank

        Na, at least Athenian knows how to reply to posts and use capitalization.

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

    fuuuuuck. Why couldn’t we open from the break with like the Royals or Mariners? Why’d it have to be the Angels?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Kuroda with a sushi ball wow.
    Way to give in kuroda
    Start running after the game.

  • your mom

    That was no cheapie. My God he hit that far.

    3 more innings to catch up. Got a feeling it’s not happening tonight though

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Quiet mom
      We are winning this game.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    ARod showing off the 2 foot range

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

    Down 2 with CJ Wilson rolling backed up by Downs and Frieri and this doesn’t look too good.

    • jjyank

      People probably thought the same thing in that game against the Braves when Venters came in. Keep the faith!

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

        I’m tryin.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hopefully they bring in Isringhausen.

  • Wow

    I absolutely can’t stand the Angels. Just so frustrating.

  • tabbert

    Yankees deserve to lose. I can’t believe how pathetic they have become with RISP. You would think they took more pride in their craft. Man on third, 0 outs, your 3,4,5, hitters up, and you don’t score? This team will never win in the playoffs. Great regular season team, no doubt. But, this is not a team that is built for the style of play that the playoffs bring ( clutch hitting). We saw this numerous times in game 5 of the ALDS last year.

    • Greg

      But again, would that one run have made a difference in the game? Right now, no.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Who knows?

        1) Fallacy of the predetermined outcome

        2) Being down one run vs. two runs is a big difference when you’re in the seventh inning

        I actually think we could win this game. But scoring a run last inning is not just a minor thing we can brush off because the Angels just happen to be two runs ahead. The game doesn’t work like that.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          BTW, take the fact I’m responding to you as a compliment. It means I consider you somebody worthy of discussion and thus not a troll

      • your mom

        It may have. Maybe Kuroda pitches more confidently with an extra run on the board.

        • Greg

          The same pitcher who couldnt hold a 5 run lead against an equivalent offense

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            different team, different ballpark, different day

            Has exactly 0 relevance. Nice try though.

    • jjyank

      *sigh*

      I’m not going to bother explaining how wrong you are.

  • Will The Thrill

    People talk so much about the Yankees needing a rotation upgrade but what they really need is young dynamic offensive players. Cano cannot always be the Yankee offense. A-Rod has turned into a groundball singles hitter, love Grandy’s homers but they aren’t worth all of the strikeouts, and Tex and Jeter have been up and down this year. Yeah the Yankee offense is a top five offense but for how long?

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

      If only we still had Montero.

      • Will The Thrill

        I don’t think he’d make things that much better.

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

          I was being sarcastic.

        • jjyank

          He’d be better in this stadium and in this line up, but yeah, I’m not sure he’d be better enough. That’s terrible grammar, I know, but it seemed to flow better :P

          Montero has been pretty terrible this year, and while he might be better here, I don’t think he would be making a difference.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Just rewatched trumbos shot looks like Angels are stealing signals from second base as the runner tip him off to location and pitch.

    • Will The Thrill

      I wouldn’t be surprised. With how shitty we always play against the Angels, nothing in these games against them surprise me.

      • Get Phelps Up

        The Angels are something like 5-15 at YS3.

        • Kramerica Industries

          I have the photographic memory, so I’ll elaborate this out:

          2009: 1-6 (1-3 regular season, 0-3 playoffs)
          2010: 2-3
          2011: 1-2
          2012: 1-2

          5-13 I think that is?

          • Get Phelps Up

            Still really bad. Just as bad if not worse than the Yankees in Anaheim.

  • http://GoogleChriome DblHdr

    Where’s my password ?

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Go Yankees! You can do it NY! Put your BATS into it! It’s as easy as hitting with RISP and GO, FO or SO by the opposing team!

  • your mom

    K’d the side but. . . . . .

  • tabbert

    The Royals would have a top 5 offense in baseball if they played half their games in Yankee Stadium.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Wow, not even close.

    • Chris

      That is so blatantly false.

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

    Why do people think Kate Smith had such a great voice? Sound like a lot of screeching to me

    • JohnnyC

      5 octave range is screeching? Are you hearing impaired? Seriously, you don’t have to like her style of music but that’s ridiculous.

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

        Maybe I’m tone deaf but I think her rendition is terrible.

        • jjyank

          No I agree. It’s not “screeching”, but it is a terrible rendition.

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

            Thanks. I thought it was only me.

          • JohnnyC

            Name a better “rendition” of God Bless America. Didn’t Kanye do one on his last album?

            • jjyank

              I don’t have to name a better one to day that Smith’s is terrible. And I am musically inclined, before you call me tone deaf. I sing, play guitar and bass, and have been in several bands. Kate Smith’s version is outdated, flat, and bad.

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

    I feel like we’re winning this game. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling this game isn’t going to end 4-2.

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

      Your lips to gods ears.

  • BK2ATL

    Game ain’t over in the 7th, but damn it, if it isn’t frustrating. I can’t even be mad at Kuroda. He’s pitched very well, except for 3 bad pitches (the 2 HRs and the HBP).

    Our offense….smfh. HR or nothing….

    • your mom

      Good point, Kuroda was on his game for the most part until the RISP fail in the top of the inning. Coincidence?

      • BK2ATL

        Just frustrating…

  • your mom

    Matt Trumbo and Mike Trout are awesome. Wish we had young players like that on our team.

    • Will The Thrill

      Trumbo not so much. Trout yes.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        I’d take Trumbo if you don’t want him.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Not so much? Try very much.

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

      It takes a lot of years of being bad, also being bad at the right time to be able to draft players of that caliber.

      • Chris

        The Angels have been a good if not great team for the last decade though.

      • JohnnyC

        Trumbo was an 18th round selection. He was a good find for the Angels scouting staff. He’s 26 years old. Some prospects actually develop and refine their tools.

    • JohnnyC

      Mommy, who is Matt Trumbo?

      • your mom

        Mark, a-hole.

  • Will The Thrill

    The more and more I see of CJ Wilson, the more and more I wish the Yankees would’ve signed him.

    • your mom

      But he was voted the most overrated player. We’re doing fine without him.

  • CUYanks

    Frieri has been walking a ton of guys this year. Maybe this is the game where his strand rate comes back to bite him…

  • The Guns of Navarone

    R

    I

    S

    P

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Nice now if jones can just pretend he at Fenway.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice hitting, Swish-dawg!!! We need more of those kinds of at-bats.

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

    Leaving for the bus after Martin’s AB…hopefully good things happen.

  • Chris

    Andruw just missed hitting an oppo-bomb.

  • BK2ATL

    Hey Alex, Tex, see how that’s done????

  • captain kiwi

    time get it all back boys! and jeez, i think i would kill for trout in pinstripes.

  • Will The Thrill

    I know I’m biased but strikezone is horrible today. Ump is calling everything inside and all offspeed pitches on the corner.

  • http://GoogleChriome DblHdr

    Tabbert, why 2 blogs at once ?

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Oh boy

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Pinch hit stewie.

  • Greg

    More bad luck. This might not be our night

    • your mom

      More bad hitting.

      • Greg

        Really? that ball was scalded

        • your mom

          Need to scald it towards center or right field.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      It’s a good thing it’s only MIGHT. Luckily we’re only down 2 and the game isn’t over.

  • Tom

    Don’t worry folks… down 2… that’s a non factor!

    /Greg’d

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    RISPFAIL, how I’ve missed you.

    Oh, wait…

    [Please get a two out hit here, guys. Please?]

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Such bullshit

  • your mom

    I’m not going to even say anything. . . .

  • Kramerica Industries

    This is friggen ridiculous.

  • Will The Thrill

    If you want to scare yourself think about this lineup without Robinson Cano.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Is this supposed to be a “resign Cano” plug? Because if so, I counter with “imagine yourself with a shitty Cano”.

      If it’s not…yeah, it’s a frightening though.

  • Nathan

    Find a bridge to jump off of, Russell.

    • JohnnyC

      He’s our guy.

      /Cashman’d

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Girardis binder sucks

  • tabbert

    Yankee Stadium BAILS our team out a helluva a lot. If we played our home games in safeco… we would prob be in the 10-15th range for total offense. You Put this team in a park where they cant rely on cheap homers, and their lack of success with RISP, your looking at a average offense.

    Grandy’s homers would be cut in half, swisher would lose pretty close to half, Arod might hit 10-15, tex would be a 25 homer guy. Cano is just about the only guy that would still be a monster.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Troll
      Much

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Because none of those rocket, line drive home runs this team hits would drop for doubles or triples. They would always be caught. Always. That’s just science.

    • CUYanks

      I think if I’m reading this correctly, the Yankees have scored the most runs on the ROAD all season.

    • Get Phelps Up

      You sound like Terry Collins.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    awful

  • Will The Thrill

    Why did we have to face the Angels right after the break? MLB just loves pushing the Yankees. Have we had a soft Parton th schedule yet this year? Sheesh.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Yuck.

  • Will The Thrill

    Why did we have to face the Angels right after the break? MLB just loves pushing the Yankees. Have we had a soft part of the schedule yet this year? Sheesh.

    • Greg

      Its called interleague.

    • Will The Thrill

      Sorry for double post.

  • Greg

    All four at bats with a runner at third and less than 2 outs end up in play right at a fielder. All you can ask is to put the ball in play. Just bad luck tonight.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      You can certainly ask for more than to just put the ball in play. You can ask for good AB’s and good hard contact. Martin at least hit the ball hard.

    • jjyank

      Greg I applaud you for being relatively up-beat tonight.

    • Tom

      All you can ask for? How about hitting the ball in the damn air? How about not getting jammed on a 2-0 fastball (and either take the pitch or get out in front of it)

      I also think there were also only 3 AB’s with runner on 3rd and <2 out, and only Martin made good contact.

      All you can ask for is to put the ball in play? Are you serious?

  • tabbert

    lead off triple, and double, in back to back innings… and we don’t score. Comical.

  • http://GoogleChriome DblHdr

    Tabbert, why 2 blogs at once. Same crap !

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Martin nix not playoff calber bats

  • TommyBoy

    Can’t wait or the playoffs so we can lose in the 1st round!

    • jjyank

      What a fan you are!

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

    Shit man. 2 routine FBs and this game would be tied.

    • Greg

      or two grounders in holes or at people back

  • Maurice

    scrubs

  • Chris

    Wasted a leadoff triple in the sixth, and now a leadoff double in the seventh. I love when the Yankees play the Angels.

  • Wow

    Yay RISPfail… That lower part of our lineup is pretty bad to say the least.

    • TommyBoy

      I laugh now when people talk about the Yankees lineup as “no holes anywhere”.

      • Will The Thrill

        I hate when people say that. There’s no one scary in the Yankee lineup besides Cano and maybe Tex if he’s hot. You can get to Swisher, Grandy, and Jeter if you hit your spots.

        • Get Phelps Up

          You can get to anybody if you hit your spots.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            this

      • jjyank

        Who says that?

        • FIPster Doofus

          No one.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Men of straw

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            yep

  • Andruw’s Smile

    So when are they gonna bench Russ just to save him the embarrassment? Sub 180/300 is really rough and at some point you gotta just cut your losses for a decent amount of time, right? Gotta be nearing that point.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      except his backup is even worse

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Oh absolutely, but at some point you may even need to make some sort of change for the sake of change. Maybe just a weekend off or something, I don’t know. Maybe the AS break will do that for Russ and he’ll have a more respectable second half.

    • JohnnyC

      But…but…he’s a defensive whiz!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Guarantee he steals 3rd

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

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Yep

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

        Good call even though he was out.

        • your mom

          Would’ve been out had the ball been down a little. Let’s blame Russ again. Why not?

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          As crazy as it sounds, a 20-year old has a league-wide Rep already. It’s like Pukelis and his strike zone. Anything close he’s getting benefit of doubt.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Bad luck, though. Martin nailed him.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Does every team play their 3B on the grass for EVERY bunt threat or is it just the Yankees? It’s cost them two hits in this game.

    • JohnnyC

      Arod doesn’t charge the ball well. Better to give him a head start on a bunt to the third base side.

  • Will The Thrill

    Every time we play the Angels the flaws of this team just seem so clear.

    • Athenian

      All the way down to the lack of ready talent in the farm system.

      • TomH

        Was it as recently as a year ago that we were hearing how admired the farm system was? It seemed to turn a lot on the presence of Montero and the B’s. The one is gone and the others ….?

        • Athenian

          I think so. AA and lower looks promising. AAA has become “if necessary and nothing on the market” in my opinion. But they also have many than are very injury prone and perhaps were overrated.

        • DT

          Phelps has been good from our farm this year…

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Guys, I just fist pumped involuntarily.

        FUCK YEAH.

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

    CJ Wilson is gonna seem like a bargain at 5/$77 by the time Hamels signs his mega contract.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yay for shitty luck.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Story of two teams with polar opposite luck today.

  • Will The Thrill

    I see the umps are embedded Angels fans.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Bullshit. That man on third should be out.

    Robot umps NOW.

  • Maurice

    suck it pujols

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Now its over

  • RetroRob

    Pujols doesn’t appear to be in great shape to me. Maybe it’s just the cut of the new uniform.

    • JohnnyC

      No, he’s fat. Angels will enjoy that 10 year contract, I’m sure.

  • Wow

    This friggin team

  • DT

    Standard bullshit game with the Angels…sigh Friday the 13th is bad luck for us.

  • TommyBoy

    Qualls sucks! Why the fuck does he pitch in every fucking game?!

    • your mom

      Cause the rest of the pen has been overused.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Because he gives Swisher’s agent highlight reel material for November.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Laz diaz calls him safe before he got there

  • jazzman

    Cash is such a shitty GM. Most of his moves come back to bite the Yankees in the ass. The empty cupboard that is our farm is infuriating. No team with this many resources should have such a shitty farm. No reinforcements coming for a while. Our old offense is finally being exploited. We will choke in the playoffs just as we have these past 2 years.

    • DT

      We’re still in first, with at least a 6 game lead…Calm down you whiner.

      • jazzman

        Ok. When we lose to the Angels in the playoffs in the same manner that we’re losing to them now we’ll see who’s the whiner.

        • DT

          Last time we played them in the play offs we won despite playing them like crap in the regular season. And there’s no guarantee that they even make it to the postseason. So stop whining.

        • your mom

          The Angels have a good team. Need another lefty bat though and maybe a vet reliever. They can go far.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            The Yankees have a good team as well. Actually, a very good team who has the best record in the league right now. Quit overreacting to one (potential) loss and learn that it is a 162 game season. Even the ’98 Yankees lost 50 games.

        • Get Phelps Up

          The Angels have to get to the playoffs first.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      They see me trollin’…

    • Bunt Gardner

      Just STFU

  • Athenian

    Is Qualls now the defacto white flag?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Did diaz get that call right.

    • Zooboy

      A-Rod hasn’t earned the tag, apparently.

  • Yanks99

    That’s the third out. Should be 4-2.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I really dont get why Qualls is on this team.. this is just plain stupid by Cashman

    • Hummingbird S.

      I know it’s a minor thing, but he’ll definately cost us a game this season with the way Girardi seems to like him

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Who’s your replacement for Qualls? Please indulge

  • DT

    Potentially lose one game after the break = this team is done. Woo Gotta love Yankee fans.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Well, the RISP failure is pretty frustrating, and it’s been a season-long thing minus a couple series recently.

      • DT

        No denying that…but they are still in first by a long shot and nothing really changes if they lose. No need for people to be so dramatic about it.

  • your mom

    At least Baltimore is about to lose.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Haha. C’mon. They don’t matter.

  • Yanks99

    A good rule of thumb is that if you know the umpire’s name, he probably sucks. It’s surprisingly true.

    • CUYanks

      Yeah, though I think Jim Joyce and Tim McClelland are highly regarded.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Because they’ve been around forever.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Another lead-off extra base hit.

    Wonder how they fuck this one up.

    • your mom

      Arod will ground into a triple play. Just kidding.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Let’s ding up Downs’ pristine ERA

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Mission Possible

  • jazzman

    Downs vs. Grandy. I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    John smoltz should never be allowed to call yankee games
    What an asshole he is.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Since I’m not watching MLBN now, please provide some of his material. I need to know what I’m missing.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Personally, I don’t think he’s been bad. ..compared to others.

    • your mom

      I’m listening to Fox Sports West’s Angels bias.

  • jazzman

    What did he say?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. That was a tough, GREAT take by Curtis.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hmm…

    3-4-5 coming up with a chance to tie it.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Holy crap, is there a more overrated manager than Scoscia? If Girardi had a lefty in to face Jeter and Tex he’d be KILLED for it. Binder comments would be everywhere.

    • DT

      Scott Down is not a loogy though

      • DT

        Right when i said that…

        • Tom

          I was going to say the same thing (and then Tex broke RAB temporarily)

          He uses Fuentes and Frieri as his 8th and 9th guys and decides who to use base on which inning has lefties coming up.

          It’s not like he brought in a guy like Rapada to face Jeter.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            Fuentes?

            (I can see how you could confuse the two based on today’s performance)

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Not by any means. But it makes no sense to have a lefty face Jeter and Tex with Granderson in between with good righties in the pen. No sense.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Agreed.

          Also agreed that Girardi would be murdered for the same decision.

  • Hummingbird S.

    damnit Teix, 2 89mph fastballs middle of the plate and up… you have to hit that cookie

  • Tom

    Tex!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy SHIT Mark.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Tex beast

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    RISP THIS!!!

  • BK2ATL

    Tex!!!!! Way to make it up!!!

    We’re tied up!!!

  • CBean

    TEIX!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    oh yeah!! thats more like it! another one in the same spot

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    HELL YEAH TEIX!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Hey, unlimited Tex messages tonight!

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

    Yes. Go Teix.

  • your mom

    Holy shit Tex! Guess I was wrong about a comeback.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Eat mom
      Go get me some pancakes.

      • your mom

        How about some spaghetti instead?

        • Dewayne is Wise

          With sunday gravy and brazole?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Don’t stop the runs now.

    Brand new game. Time to win it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Alex still sucking at the 4-hole in the lineup… great decision Joe

  • Will The Thrill

    That was beautiful. I’d almost forgotten what clutch hits from our 3-4 guys look/feel like.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Nice at bat by arod to kill the buzz

  • jjyank

    Hey Athenian, remember when you said the game was over? Yeah, that’s why they play more than 7 innings. BOOM.

    • Athenian

      +10000

      • jjyank

        I’m glad you can at least acknowledge that ledge jumping before the game is over is wrong. This team can put up runs in a hurry, as we’ve seen so many times.

        • Athenian

          Trolls retreat or disappear. I was just wrong.

          • jjyank

            Well then I retract my troll accusation and apologize. You’re right, trolls would have disappeared. Thanks for not retreating.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    GAME OVER MAN!! GAME OVER!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey guys, I just fist pumped involuntarily.

    FUCK YEAH.

  • Athenian

    Shit. Wrong again. No wonder Vegas loves me

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

    Woman’s sport my ass. Yeah Teix.

  • your mom

    But if we had only scored those runners in the 6th and 7th innings. . . . . bad luck though.

  • CUYanks

    I particularly appreciate Granderson avoiding the strikeout vs the lefty this inning.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      This. That was a big at-bat. And a huge take on 3-2.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Too bad 3-run home runs never happen in the postseason.

    • Tom

      It’s much easier to string together five hits against a good starter than a hit, walk and blast – don’t you know baseball? ;-)

      (learn the narrative)

      • CUYanks

        Right, get your hr’s off the weak underbelly of the bullpen (like Scott Downs and his huge ERA), which you will never see in the playoffs.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Hey guys.

          We’re winning.

          That is all.

    • RetroRob

      …but they do. Power teams do better in the postseason than non-power teams.

      Or perhaps your comment was not serious.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Perhaps………………………………………………………………….

  • DERP

    Has anyone heard from Brian S.? This must be a really tough time for him. I hope he doesn’t do anything stupid.

  • jjyank

    Ohhh man, rain in a game against the Angels reminds me of the 2009 ALCS…can I has the same outcome pleaze?

  • Chop It Up

    Who was the reliever with the mutton chops who was with the Jays a couple of years ago? I thought it was Downs but now I dont think ao. He had shitty, patchy mutton chops and he was lefty.

  • DERP

    Has anyone mentioned that Pedro Ciriaco is 3-3 today?

    • Get Phelps Up

      Hall of fame caliber talent, I’m tellin ya.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        This is a sign a pedophiliacs brother may be traded.

    • your mom

      Giraffe boy?

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Yes!

    • Jose “I hit like Enrique” Iglesias

      Wait I thought I was the Red Sox SS of the future?
      (at least that’s what Peter Gammons keeps telling me)

      Ciriaco is going to have to displace the half pint at 2nd!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Laz diaz screwing us its
    5-4 yankees with sori coming in to save it
    Fu Laz

  • RetroRob

    Never realized what a disgustingly ugly person Scott Downs is.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Awesome walk. Hopefully Downs won’t be available tomorrow. He probably won’t be considering the short turnaround.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Don’t do it Giradi! Keep Jones in an PH for Nix!

    • Get Phelps Up

      They can still PH Chavez for Nix.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        But who’s gonna be A-Rods defensive replacement for later in the game?!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      There’s 2 outs.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        In Jones I trust.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          And Martin?

          • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

            Cuz I do, lol :)

            • The Scheister of Doom

              I do now! Perhaps that .140 againist RHP will start to drift towards the career mean.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Let’s not forget Swish taking an XBH away from Trumbo with that great leaping catch.

    • The Scheister of Doom

      He didn’t look happy walking to the clubhouse, he was thinking, “THIS is how they repay me?!!”

  • Hummingbird S.

    good job by Wise, now it’s up to Ibanez with a good count and a RISP

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Thank you i love to help the cause

    • your mom

      Game changer!

  • Hummingbird S.

    PH Chavez you dumbfuck!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    PH Chavez please.

  • Cy Pettitte

    not PHing Chavez for Martin. uhhhh yuck.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I meant great call Joe!!!

      • Betty Lizard

        Hee.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Russell Martin.

    Hoo boy.

    Shock the world, sir.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Eh.

      I’ll take it.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Hell yeah!!!

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Hope you were sitting down

  • your mom

    Martin will come thru here, double I say.

    • your mom

      Well, almost a double.

  • captain kiwi

    ahhh! go on a beer run to come back 5-5!! let’s gooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • DERP

    Martin!

  • Hummingbird S.

    glad I was wrong! RUSSS!!!!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Love those milkshakes.

  • BK2ATL

    Russell Martin!!! Welcome back!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    I will happily eat crow.

  • Chop It Up

    MARTIN FOR MVP!!!!!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Oh, Russell, why don’t you hit to the opposite field more since you seem to be able to do it!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Very Psyched. Now I can watch Ancient Aliens on H2 and follow the rest of the game on Yahoo Box Scores!

  • The Scheister of Doom

    MARTIN!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    tack on Chavez!!

  • Betty Lizard

    Russell!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Smoltz sounds like someone killed his dog.

    • your mom

      Smoltz just pissed himself.

  • jjyank

    MARTIN

    *Betty Lizard goes into a happy coma*

    • Betty Lizard

      Hell, I was happy when he walked. Now . . .:-)

  • BK2ATL

    What can’t be lost in all of this is Swisher’s walk, then Wise’s SB.

    But Russell Fuckin’ Martin. How about that???

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Is that hair on Martins chin or the worst razor cut on earth?! Dude, you’re a multimillionaire, buy new Mach-3 razors!

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Fuck. I thought it was a scar or something. That’s hair?? Shave that shit Russ.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        If its a scar, I feel bad, I’ve never noticed it before.

  • Kramerica Industries

    One important thing to keep in mind – the Yankees just faced the middle of the order last inning.

    Callaspo-Kendrick-Aybar due up in the 9th, with Hester following. Yankees can finish this game without facing Trout, let alone the middle of the order.

    MFIKY time.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That inning was straight outta 2009.

  • Greg

    Well, look what’s happened since I’ve been out driving.

    Tex is on a roll and Martin comes through.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      What are you doing?
      GET BACK OUT DRIVING!!!!

    • jjyank

      What are you doing back here? GO BACK OUT DRIVING DAMMIT!!!

      • Greg

        All right, I’m gone.

        • jjyank

          You drive, Riddle rides the bus, Erica buys adult dipers and never leaves the room, am I missing anything?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            stuart with his pants at his ankles?

  • DERP

    No walks please.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    And Chad Qualls is in line for a “W”

    • jjyank

      Ahhh the good ol’ win statistic :D

      • Get Phelps Up

        Clay Buccholz is tied for being the 5th best pitcher in baseball!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Michael Kay approves.

    • CUYanks

      Matching Cliff Lee’s season production in one night!

      • Jose “I hit like Enrique” Iglesias

        And more importantly catching Chris Davis Orioles DH/closer

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Let’s go Sori!!!!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Lol girardi gave martin a water. Lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    written in Soriano’s hat: “opt out clause after this season. Papelbon 4yr/$50mil”

    • your mom

      LOL

  • RetroRob

    Girardi basically admitting he’s scared to talk to MFIKY.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Of course Kendrick gets on base.

    Pain in the ass.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    It wouldn’t hurt Sori to invest in some Proactive.

    • your mom

      MFIKY doesn’t need acne free skin.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        What does that acronym mean?

        • your mom

          Mutha Fucka I’ll Kill You

          • The Scheister of Doom

            I love it. He could star in Domincan Psycho.

  • RetroRob

    Throw out the book on Kendrick and get a new one.

    • your mom

      Yeah, I hate Kendrick. He’s an absolute pain in our asses. Every freaking year!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    If MFIKY can wrap this up, we can attribute this win to the “Fukudome Effect.”

    Meme it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Erick Ayabar and John Hester up with their .297 and .282 OBPs. please get them MFIKY.

    • CUYanks

      Exactly, we do not want to see Mike Trout today up again.

  • captain kiwi

    c’mon sori. dp right here.

  • DERP

    It would probably be a good idea to get Hester out.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    1 more

  • Kramerica Industries

    Izturis.

    Well, don’t let that annoying pissant prolong this game.

    • your mom

      Eww, Izturis is another one I can’t stand.

      • Kramerica Industries

        As Mike said in the series preview, but as we also have known for a long, long time now, the Angels are loaded in those crappy, bloop hitters who torch this team.

        Izturis, Aybar, Callaspo. I want to include Kendrick, bu I always feel he should be better than he is.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I watched a bit of the game at first, then got distracted, then read a post on FB saying that had lost, and am just now getting back around to the game. Holy comeback!

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOL

  • FIPster Doofus

    Untuck that shit. #winning

  • Kramerica Industries

    Russell Martin did that on purpose.

    Ballgame.

  • DERP

    good job, good effort Kendrick

  • CBean

    This was an awesomely fun game!

  • RetroRob

    Potential disaster to great ending!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Russell!!!!!!!! FTW

  • Zooboy

    Muscle!

  • Adam

    I love this team…

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Oh lol
    Martin for MVP
    THIS WAS A BIG ONE GUYS.

  • Get Phelps Up

    This game is for Betty Lizard.

    • Betty Lizard

      “when it’s not always raining, there’ll be days like this . . . When everything falls into place with the flick of a switch. Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this.”

  • BK2ATL

    Russell Martin wins the game for us!!!!!

    Yanks win!!!

  • Slu

    Wow. What stupid base running. I’ll take it.

  • Greg

    Okay, jjyank, I didn’t really go. What a fantastic win for the Yankees.

  • Jose “I hit like Enrique” Iglesias

    I think tomorrow needs to be a Russell Martin bashing free day on RAB…

    He can ground into 4 double plays tomorrow and airmail 5 throws to center

    • The Scheister of Doom

      He gets one airmail and one DP after that he gets the A-Rod treatment, Stuart style.

    • CUYanks

      That will last until he goes down 0-1 in his first count

  • DERP

    LOL at Martin going crazy and Soriano not even cracking a smile

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Well done Martin!! Save- Martin! YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD….YEEEESSSSS!

    • jjyank

      No…..just…no.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        He gone?

  • Dela G

    what a great win!

  • captain kiwi

    very nice comeback! i’ll admit, i went to the store at the top of the 8th having already accepted defeat. nice to come back and see the comeback!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Big day for Russell. I like it. Everyone chill for a couple games on him, now.

    • BK2ATL

      Concur!!!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    It’s really a shame that the Angels exposed that the Yankees will lose in the first round of the playoffs because the Yankees can’t hit in the clutch.

  • CUYanks

    And with that throw by Russell Martin, Chad Qualls becomes as good a pitcher as Cliff Lee. What an accomplishment by Qualls!

  • Hall and Nokes

    On MLB Network they mentioned that sometimes ARod comes over and finishes untucking MFIKY’s shirt if there’s any part still tucked in. What the?

    • The Scheister of Doom

      He likes to touch other men.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He did it on the last game that was televised nationally on MLB Network. I can verify that.

      And if it happens once, it happens every time in their eyes – to support the narrative

  • jjyank

    Great game, great win. Second half, here comes the Yankees. Brace yourselves, MLB.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wasn’t this kind of game that the Angels always beat the Yankees in?

    • RetroRob

      Usually not with HRs, but the same basic effect. Ahead, seemingly in control, then crushing defeat late in the game. I much prefer it when the Yankees do it to them.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hopefully MLB.tv stays this way.

    I never get to watch YES post-game. I’m not leaving this feed until MLB kills it.

    • jjyank

      Same. I miss watching the post game after fun wins like this, but MLB.TV usually cuts the feed before they can even interview a player coming off the field. I guess this is compensation for their fuck up for the first hour or so?

      • Kramerica Industries

        I vaguely recall a couple times where there were on-field interviews following walk-off wins last season, but yeah, certainly after they cut to commercial the feed is killed. And the stuff isn’t there in the archives either.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Just remembered this is My9.

      Wouldn’t that just be my luck. Whenever I hear the name Russ Salzberg, I can only think of this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_trSpg99yc

      • Kramerica Industries

        D’oh!

        NSFW!

    • The Scheister of Doom

      KEEP LINES OPEN!!!!!!!

      What does that MEAN?!

      • Kramerica Industries

        I’m hearing noises!!

  • RetroRob

    Teixeira really is the player of the game, not Martin.

    • jjyank

      Agreed. Tex hit two homers, he’s the player of the game easily.

      • captain kiwi

        yep. 5 of the 6 runs credited to tex? def pog.

  • http://GoogleChriome DblHdr

    Where’s Tabbert ? LMAO

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Is that you Tabbert,
      Im half hung over my knees hurt ,and if your going to do this shit
      Your suppose t0 say your the fucking Yankees!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Greg, where exactly do you live that you go on such lovely Yankee joy drives every night?

    • Greg

      Madison, New Jersey.

      And I don’t go every night, only nights when I think we are losing the game and I don’t want to be frustrated.

      Intresetingly enough, the last time I went on one was when Kuroda gave up 5 runs in the first to the Red Sox.

      • Dewayne is Wise

        You forgot to tell us about the hookers you pick up.

        • Greg

          If only…

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Ah. Just mapped that out. Near Montclair and Caldwell. I have family in Caldwell and my wife teaches in Montclair. Cool.

        • Greg

          Hey, I’m a graduate of Montclair State.

          Got my undergrad in broadcasting there and my masters in org. and public relations.

          Great school

  • Get Phelps Up

    The winning run came in on a single.

    So clearly that’s the only way they’ll be able to win in the postseason.

  • Adam

    Wow…incredibly stupid base running in the Rays/Sawks game by Zobrist in the bottom of the 8th.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      TOOTBLAN

  • CUYanks

    And we pick up a game on the Orioles and Blue Jays, as well as one of the Rays/Red Sox.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    Michael Kay combs his hair with such elegance.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    And makeup too? I’m liking this broke MLB.tv.

    • Kramerica Industries

      In one way, I dig Michael Kay’s suit.

      At the same rate, I wish I had the extensive suit wardrobes that I’m sure Mike and the rest have. I’m a sucker for a good suit.

      • The Scheister of Doom

        As am I. I love a good suit, I get all excited like Ron Burgundy!

  • CUYanks

    For what it’s worth, Ellsbury doesn’t look great in his first game back. Probably a bit rusty though.

    • The Scheister of Doom

      He’s the next Mickey Mantle, after Mike Trout.

    • JohnnyC

      Honestly. Ellsbury hasn’t looked great except for 2011. There’s a reason other than cheapness that the Red Sox still look to trade him.

  • CBean

    ha. someone at MLB thinks the game ended differently

    http://twitpic.com/a7bekx

    • Get Phelps Up

      Haha that’s hilarious!

  • Greg

    By the way, before tonight, Scott Downs had given up only 1 earned run in 30 innings of work. Good stuff for us.

  • JohnnyC

    I’m sure Cashman wouldn’t have released Aceves if he knew he could throw mid-90s gas. But then again the Rangers wouldn’t have traded Sammy Sosa if they knew he could hit 66 homers in a season.

    • Greg

      That’s not on Cashman as much as the team medical staff

      • JohnnyC

        You missed the point. I wasn’t blaming anybody. Just noting the unusual improvement in his velocity. Emphasis on unusual.

  • that space cadet glow

    I should probably duck after posting this, but…from Coolstandings:

    Playoff status Lock

    Nice.

    http://www.coolstandings.com/b.....38;sn=2012

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Do not do that. Ever again!!!