Jul
16

Game 89: Ten Up

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Games against division rivals are always meaningful, though just not as much when you have an eight-game lead. The Yankees have a ten-game lead on their opponent tonight, the Blue Jays. They’re always pesky as you know, and it doesn’t get much better than Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the middle of the lineup. The big division lead is comfortable but don’t be fooled, there’s a long way to go. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
DH Alex Rodriguezdealing with a stiff neck, otherwise he would have played third
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
LF Raul Ibanez
3B Eric Chavez
C Russell Martin

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game starts at 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pat D

    I’m of the opinion that all they have to do is win each series. As such, I believe that winning the first game of the series is a good idea. Especially when facing a guy they should tattoo.

    • Greg

      I agree on both counts.

      Plus after this we go play the A’s for 4 games and the A’s have found some offense to play with.

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

        Everyone finds offense against the Twins these days.

        • mt

          Look at numbers – they have been scoring a lot even before Twins series – may have to do when Yoenis Cespedes came back. Remember he was out the last time we visited Oakland.

      • Reason

        The Yankees have feasted on the A’s over the years. They’re not a push over, but the Yankees have beaten up better A’s teams than this one.

    • Nathan

      That’s it. Basically win the first two, no pressure on the third. Of course it’s nice to sweep but as long as you win the series, that’s what matters.

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

    Let’s hope the Paul O’neil theory is in full effect today.

  • Reason

    So what are the chances that a HR is not hit in this game? I am surprised that Alvarez has been so HR happy considering his groundball rate.

  • Mike Myers

    I hate how they keep talking about how phil hasn’t given up a homer in X innings…..jinx alert!

    • RI$P FTW

      x = 1 ???

      • forensic

        Odds are, in the 3rd inning it will be one inning since the homers he allowed in the first. I’d like to be pleasantly surprised though.

        • forensic

          Cool, that works for one inning. Just 6 or 7 more like that doesn’t seem like too much to ask for. :-)

  • Countryclub

    Both Trenton beat guys said they’ve heard that the W sox are interested in Betances. Norris said his source told him that they were ‘zeroing’ in on him. W Sox have anything yanks would want?

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

      Honestly can’t think of anything other than Thornton. That cupboard is pretty bare.

      • Countryclub

        What about in their farm system? A AA or AAA outfielder maybe?

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

          Their system sucks bad.

          • Countryclub

            Thanks

            • Reason

              They have the worst farm system in the game.

              • Robert

                Why go after Thornton ,he is a old player that is overrated?

                • Brian S.

                  The Yankees are full of old overrated players. What’s one more?

      • forensic

        Eh, for a guy of betances’ near-non-prospect level at this point, there’s plenty on their team I’d trade him for. Granted, not many of them are realistic, but still.

      • Brian S.

        And maybe Betances turns it around in AA. I’m not banking on anything happening but I do not want to trade him right now for a relief pitcher.

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

      Anything we can get lol. I feel like Betances’ stock is at an all-time low.

      • Reason

        …which is the worst time to trade a player.

        • RI$P FTW

          I remember reading here a few years ago that there’s no such thing are anyone’s stock being high or low. LOL.

        • RI$P FTW

          I remember reading here a few years ago that there’s no such thing *as* anyone’s stock being high or low. LOL.

    • vicki

      wait, interested in him for what? pitching? really?

  • Kevin

    All the talk of home runs..this game will be a pitcher’s duel!

  • forensic

    Uh oh, the big YES box at the top of the site is gone. Visit YES is still on the side under the street sign though.

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

      We condensed things a bit. I don’t like the smaller banner, but it’s better than having to scroll down to see the content.

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

        I personally like it, I felt the old one was bulky. Also the Goldman Sachs thing is gone. I totally approve.

      • forensic

        Just the street sign without the other box looks good. It’s different after so long and will take a little time to get used to, but it is nice and condensed.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    hughes in ys in this weather against hr hitting team scares the crap out of me. hope this secures the reverse jinx

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

    well…that’s a good start.

  • Reason

    There goes Phil’s chance for a 27-pitch complete game.

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

      I knew he was terrible.

  • forensic

    Oh good, Tim mcclelland. Love waiting an hour for every strike call.

    • jjyank

      I can deal with the ridiculous motions and the karate screams, but the delayed calls are easily the most annoying for me.

      • flamingo

        I kind of love the crazy screams, they’re entertaining.

        Delayed calls – Sterling on delayed calls is a nightmare.

  • Reason

    Cobly Rasmus. Another reminder on why I like the Yankees grooming policy. I think it’s a bit extreme, but I’d rather they go overboard than allow their players to like homeless people.

  • flamingo

    Gameday isn’t working for me in Firefox or Chrome, but it is working in Internet Explorer. That’s never happened before.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Are you using an Ad-blocker by any chance? I ask because I had the same thing happen over the weekend and disabling Ad-Block Plus for the site fixed the problem, even though the ad-blocker never created a problem before.

      • flamingo

        Yeah, I am! I’m going to try that. Though seriously, looking at the site in IE, the ads are ridiculous. I’d gotten used to an ad-free internet.

      • flamingo

        Thanks for the tip! Gameday works now. It looks like they updated the site.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          No problem. It’s unfortunate, though. The Internet is so much better without ads.

          • RI$P FTW

            Yes. It would be much better if everyone charged for content instead of making it free.

            • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

              Ad-blockers allow the best of both worlds.

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

      odd. I’m using chrome and it’s working fine.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    good thing about bautista is that if it goes opposite field, it almost never goes out. but ys does have the shortest rf

    • Reason

      I think he hit one opposite-field HR against the Yankees last year, although not sure if was in Toronto or NY. It might have been the first opposite field drive he hit that year.

      The problem with Hughes vs. Bautista is his command. Phil could aim for a pitch on the outside and have the pitch drift right into Bautista’s power zone.

  • Greg

    John Farrell going to the Joe Maddon book of managing.

  • Countryclub

    Extend the 3 run streak with one swing, Teix.

  • Reason

    The umpire seems like he’d rather be anywhere but at Yankee Stadium when he calls balls and strikes.

  • flamingo

    Yeah, Kay, but Beckett’s not supposed to hold onto pitches that long. There’s, like, a freaking rule against it that isn’t enforced for him.

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

      Isn’t like 30 seconds or a minute otherwise the pitch is called a ball? or a balk?

      • flamingo

        Yeah, well. That never seems to be enforced when Beckett is pitching.

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

    This kid is working himself into trouble. Let’s make him pay for it :D

  • flamingo

    Great AB by Tex.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    This would be a good time for a Garbage Slam.

  • Greg

    Not a golden opportunity here with two outs, but it would be nice to score here.

    • CS Yankee

      Bases loaded is always golden in my book.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    im not expecting runs, but we are working the pitch count at least

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    WTF Swish?
    Swing the bat maybe?

    • Greg

      Those were good pitches. Two sinkers down and away and a 2 seam with movement.

      • Countryclub

        Strike 3 was a meatball. Swish was guessing off speed.

        • Greg

          Uh uh. It was a 2 seamer that moved from inside to over the plate.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        They were good pitches. He can still put up a fight against good pitches. It’s allowed.

  • Greg

    Alvarez made good pitches in that at bat. All with movement.

  • Arya

    Nice AB Swisher just standing there and watching 3 straight good pitches go by.

    • Greg

      They weren’t straight at all. They all had movement.

      • Brian S.

        Alvares K’s like 3 batter per 9. He is not deceptive.

        • Greg

          He pitches to contact.

          • Brian S.

            So Swisher should have done that.

            • Greg

              True. I’ve noticed recently that Swisher has been walking more than he had all year. Maybe his patience bit him.

  • Countryclub

    Sighhhh

  • Reason

    Have no idea what Swish was doing there. Clearly wasn’t picking up his pitches as he didn’t swing. Alvarez has just about the worst strikeout percentage going.

    • Greg

      He had just walked two batters in a row. Alvarez made great pitches to him.

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

    I hate the delay from gameday, I never get to see where punch outs to end an inning end up, was that a strike? Sterling’s call made it sound “borderline”(out of the strikezone)

    • jjyank

      I’m not watching gameday, but it looked like a strike to me.

    • Tom

      FYI – if you are on MLB.com, you can switch over to classic view (upper right corner) and then go back and click on the AB and it will show all the pitches.

  • jjyank

    Damn it. At least they made him throw 25 pitches.

  • forensic

    They looked like it’d be an 8 or 9 pitch inning, so at least they improved the pitch count. But geez, terrible AB for swisher and even tex had several very hittable pitches he missed/fouled.

    • flamingo

      Yeah, until Robbie walked I was cringing at the pitch count.

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

    According to ESPN Mo was on Kay’s show today and said he’s working to comeback this season. My phone just told me so.

  • Brian S.

    Full Huse

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job not melting down Phil

  • flamingo

    Way to work out of it, Hughes.

  • Professor Longnose

    Hughes looks like a completely new pitcher.

    But I’m still afraid to get on the bandwagon.

    • vicki

      i’m not ready to believe. he’s lucy with the football.

  • Greg

    3 walks. I think that adds to why Swisher was taking in that atbat. Doesn’t full absolve it, but explains it.

    • Tom

      Apparently Swisher knew Chavez was going to walk in a future AB.

      This is a guy who walks <2/9IP and has most of his minor league career. As soon as you get to 2 strikes you have to swing anyway. I get him taking a pitch or two, but for some reason you seem to justify or try to explain away offensive failures (a lot)

      • Greg

        No, I just understand that sometimes pitchers deserve credit where its due. He had just walked 2 in a row and he threw 3 really good pitches in succession to fool Swisher.

        • Tom

          He threw 2 good pitches… the last one wasn’t all that good and had a lot of the plate (the off angle camera makes that look like it’s on the corner)

          There’s a reason why Alvarez has a K rate of ~3/9IP and a swinging strike rate <5%… and it's not because he has great stuff.

          • Greg

            Fair enough, I thought the third pitch had movement.

            But those two good pitches (the location) fooled Swisher into taking the third

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russ Mart being productive!

  • Greg

    YAY!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Russell!!! With the YS special!

  • Brian S.

    No one hits cheaper home runs than Russ. How many would he have this year if he didn’t play in Yankee Stadium?

    • Nathan

      I’m sure he’ll be happy to get what he can at this point. A run is a run.

    • forensic

      He’s got just 2 homers on the road this year. Of his 7 at home, I’m not sure I remember more than maybe one going more than 2-3 rows deep.

      • Get Phelps Up

        According to Hit Tracker, half of his 6 YS homers before that one would be out in at least 8 other parks. 2 of them were only out at YS, and one was actually classified as being out in 0 parks however that happens.

  • dontchaknow

    muscle !
    ps how is garcia wearing a hoodie
    /random thoughts, ignore me lol

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

      He’s SWEATY Freddy.

    • RI$P FTW

      He supports 6 foot tall 160 pound dudes who beat the crap out of guys who walk near them in the rain.

  • jjyank

    Yeah Russ!

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

    Rasmus and Soriano are the only people I’ve seen that not only stand outside of the back of the box, but stand all the way at the front.

  • jjyank

    Hughes looking good tonight.

    • RI$P FTW

      BEEP

      • jjyank

        ?

  • flamingo

    Oh, look, it’s a non-single from A-Rod!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    pasta diving bautista

  • Greg

    That was smashed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is not a cheap 19 game hitting streak. Robbie is so locked in, love it.

  • Andy

    Rockets every time

  • flamingo

    This offense has been so much fun to watch lately.

    • Nathan

      Yup, while I enjoy HRs, I’d much rather see them start hitting singles and doubles with RISP. The HRs will be there, if they can just get hits, they’ll be golden.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Homers are hits too.

      • Professor Longnose

        How about home runs with RISP?

  • RI$P FTW

    Now Cano is admiring non-HR’s? Yikes.

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

      He’s always done that…it’s semi annoying but as long as he’s not getting thrown out I’m good.

  • Tom

    Nice.

    Swing the bats fellas! I know it’s good to work the count but this is the kind of guy you swing at the first good pitch with.

  • jjyank

    YEAH ROBBIE!!

  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

    Three or more runs, here we come… ::fingers against the Evil Eye::

  • vicki

    laughing at youk scoring on the E3.

    • Professor Longnose

      Youk must be loving it.

    • forensic

      I’d love to know how he scored from 1st on a throwing error by the 1st baseman on a groundout to 2nd…

      And, why are the Red Sox using a 6 man rotation?

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

        Who cares. It never works out well.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Youk tried to go to 3rd on a slow groundball to 1st and the 1st baseman threw the ball into LF, allowing him to score.

        • forensic

          So, they’re still playing flawless baseball and making their climb up the standings then? But hey, Crawford is back and he’s hitting .500!!! Who said he wouldn’t help?

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

      I still hate his face. No matter what uniform he’s wearing I can’t like him.

      • vicki

        me too. it’s the muff.

  • Greg

    See he got those pitches over in the first at bat

  • handtius

    Is hughes getting a lot more groundballs lately (besides the bosox game)?

  • forensic

    Bautista bunting? Yes sir, may I have another???

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

      caption on facebook: “Nooooo, I can’t be gay! I’m a happily married conservative.”

      • jjyank

        Haha that’s awesome.

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        There’s a comment along the lines of “the next thing you know men will be marrying bears in godless killing ceremonies”, but I’m too tired to craft it properly.

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

          Hahaha, i love it.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Ha ha. Great.

  • Greg

    We got a short porcher. They got a short porcher.

    • flamingo

      Hopefully it will stave off their YSIII grumbles in postgame interviews.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    and strike 3

  • jjyank

    Well, Hughes is gonna give up a few homers. I’ve come to accept that. He has done a pretty good job of keeping the bases empty when it happens though.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
  • flamingo

    70 pitches through 3+ innings. That’s amazing.

    • forensic

      75 through 4 isn’t quite as amazing…

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

    Phil’s a fly ball pitcher, in a stadium that’s easy to hit homers in. As long as nobody is on base when it happens I can live with a solo shot or two a game.

  • Greg

    That just destroyed the pitch count working.

    • flamingo

      Seriously.

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

      75 innings through 4 is still brilliant. At this rate he’ll be out of the game by if not the middle of next inning, definitely the end of it.

  • Greg

    Worst trade of the Year.

    Melky Cabrera for Jonathan Sanchez.

    Sanchez just gave up 5 to Seattle in the first inning.

    • your mom

      I thought that was the Montero for Pineda trade?

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

        No way. that’s only if your an angsty yankee fan. Montero has been a decent rookie for Seattle, Melky’s been an MVP caliber player for San Fran.

        • jjyank

          Decent rookie is generous.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            very generous

          • Get Phelps Up

            Yeah and Noesi was so bad he got sent to AAA. That trade is a bust for everyone right now.

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

            wow…his slugging is terrible. If Alex had a slug% like that I think stuart a would shit himself.

            • jjyank

              -0.5 fWAR, 76 wRC+, a .279 wOBA, his strikeout percent (22.7%) is the highest in his career, outside of that small September call up sample last year, and almost double his minor league percentages. He’s been brutal.

            • vicki

              *lower ops than russell martin*

        • your mom

          I was kidding.

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

            I figured you were but I just felt like starting something lol.

  • forensic

    People seriously just need to let go of Mo pitching this year. Geez, get over it.

  • Pat D

    4 pitch walk to the #9 hitter with 2 outs?!? DFA his ass!!

  • Tom

    4 pitch walk to the #9 hitter with 2 outs… that’s frustrating.

    • Tom

      (but not DFA worthy) ;-)

      • Pat D

        Me tell joke.

  • jjyank

    Rays are down 3-0 to the Tribe, FYI.

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

      We’re far enough up in the division right now where I don’t care what other teams are doing. As long as we keep winning at a decent clip I’m more than happy and confident we will win the division.

      • jjyank

        I don’t care per se, but it does make me a little extra happy to see other division teams lose.

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

    Toronto’s broadcast just showed a graphic, Grandy has a better average against lefties than righties this season.

    • RI$P FTW

      How DARE they!!!!!

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

        Lol they actually don’t seem that bad. Granted I’ve only had two ‘live look-in’s’ at a minute a piece buy they seem good.

  • Tom

    And with that a season high strikeout total for Alvarez… (five)

    • Tom

      (and I posted that before Kay mentioned it)

      • Greg

        He’s been supplementing his sinker with a changeup that has fooled the Yankees.

    • flamingo

      And now it’s six…

  • forensic

    Leave it to Granderson to strikeout twice in 3 innings against a guy who doesn’t strike anyone out.

    Though of course he has to set his season high tonight…

    • forensic

      And now tie his career high…

  • Kramerica Industries

    Alvarez, he of whom with the K/9 of three, has 6 in five innings tonight.

    That’s brutal.

    • your mom

      At least we have the lead.

      • forensic

        Care to rephrase that?

    • FIPster Doofus

      #ycpb

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

      You know what I say Suzyn…

  • Arya

    We may only have 3 more chances at that 3rd run. We need to keep the streak alive. Someone needs to hit a solo HR.

    • CUYanks

      Now they’ll need it

  • Greg

    Alvarez has made great pitches tonight, utilizing his sinker and changeup.

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

      Don’t tip your cap to this guy Greg. We should be hitting him better. I blame Mike for doing that write up for consecutive games with scoring 3+ runs.

    • Tom

      Yankees offense has been crap.

      ARod swung through a 3-0 fastball right down the middle on his way to the strikeout. That’s just poor hitting, not good pitching

      Granderson fouled off how many hittable fastballs before he struck out on a low change?

      You are looking at the final pitch of an AB and based on that result deeming it good pitching or being fooled… you aren’t looking at how many pitches the offense has swung through or fouled off prior to that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    The O’s are regressing in the worst (best?) way right now. I guess you can only get away with having the 2nd worst run differential in the AL for so long.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Same old O’s. They won’t even win 80 games.

    • flamingo

      Best. Definitely best.

    • jjyank

      But I was told by someone on RAB that the Yankees were a third place team and the O’s were truly a force to be reckoned with since they out-develop the Yankees in every way?

      • FIPster Doofus

        The Orioles could’ve started 80-0 and I would’ve expected them to finish 80-82. They’re trash.

        • jjyank

          Agreed.

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

          They’ve got three really good players in Jones, Markakis, and Wieters. Besides that they have a lot of nothing.

          • jjyank

            Pretty much. Jim Johnson is a pretty legit closer, but most of that pitching staff was pitching way over its head in the first half.

          • FIPster Doofus

            To be fair,, Hammel’s a very good SP. But I agree with your overall point that they’re seriously lacking talent.

  • Pat D

    USA basketball team not looking so good right now.

    Neither is the baseketball team.

  • Pat D

    Ugh.

  • Kramerica Industries

    We’ve lamented RISP fail before.

    The Indians just had a bases loaded/0 out situation, and a 3-0 count to Johnny Damon, against a pitcher who had thrown 43 balls in 82 pitches.

    That’s pretty remarkable.

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

      and they didn’t score? Christ that’s infuriating.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I mean, that’s about the highest percentage chance of scoring you can possibly have in baseball.

        I know one of those sabermetric wizards could actually tabulate that math, but it seems as if there’s about a .01% chance of not scoring in that situation. It’s unfathomable.

  • RI$P FTW

    Hughes trying to hang in against a last-place team. Cool.

    • CUYanks

      Lol, a decent hitting one– and 6 ip, 2 er is excellent

      • flamingo

        Yeah, I’ll take that anytime from Hughes.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      You’re an idiot.

      • jjyank

        Yup.

      • RI$P FTW

        LOL. Am I wrong?

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          If you think there is any relevance to them being in last place, yes.

    • FIPster Doofus

      6 IP, 2 ER against the team with the third-most runs in baseball. F-minus trolling as per usual.

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

      They’re at an even .500 in the best division in baseball, he’s only allowed 2 runs and 3 hits across six innings of work. One of the runs was a YS3 special. I’m completely ok with the way Phil’s pitched tonight.

    • Cy Pettitte

      6IP 2ER against the team with the 3rd most runs scored in baseball

      • RI$P FTW

        Last place, buddy. Last place.

        • Pat D

          Not because of their offense.

        • FIPster Doofus

          The third-best run-scoring team in baseball, buddy. The third-best run-scoring team in baseball.

        • jjyank

          So what? They’re in last place because of shitty pitching and injuries. They have a pretty good lineup, and that’s all you can judge Hughes on.

  • Greg

    Both teams scoring on porchers and RBI doubles by their best hitters.

    Both teams probably feeling like they should be pounding this guy.

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

    How many pitches has Phil thrown? any chance we see him start the 7th?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Exactly 100. I’d let him start the inning and see what happens. TO’s 7-8-9 are due up.

  • your mom

    So does Girardi bring Phil back out for the 7th?

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Yes, bottom of the order.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, Might as well go batter-to-batter agains the bottom of the order. He hasn’t been struggling that much besides getting beat by Bautista and Encarnacion and Lind’s cheapie homer.

  • your mom

    Need a HR here.

  • RI$P FTW

    Swish just got a hit vs a last-place team. Nice.

    • Pat D

      You’re particularly frisky tonight.

      • RI$P FTW

        You people are so easy. No sense of humor or sarcasm. Lighten up. LOL.

        • Pat D

          I was just pointing out the fact that you’re posting more often than normal and trying to get a rise out of people.

          I just ignore you for the most part.

          • FIPster Doofus

            I usually do too. Not sure why I took the bait tonight.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Rainbow Connection is feeling extra attention whorish tonight, apparently.

      • RI$P FTW

        It’s only a game.

  • your mom

    Good God Ibanez.

  • Greg

    That’s what you get with a sinkerballer.

    Really no golden opportunity for either team. That was the closest.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Carlos Quentin would have gotten a hit against this last place team there

    • RI$P FTW

      Word.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    RISPFail: Even when you’re winning lots of games, still makes you want to tear your hair out.

    • Greg

      1-5 I think. Not crazy bad, just below failure.

      • Get Phelps Up

        .200 BA

        • Greg

          .250 and below is failure. But with the logistics of percentages, it is just below. (1-4 is ,250)

        • Greg

          .250 and below is failure. But with the logistics of percentages, it is just below. (1-4 is ,250)

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Dude, 1-5 is pretty bad. One more hit WOULD have been a big deal. Would’ve meant a run.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          This is meant for Greg, of course..

        • Greg

          But there are different levels of failure. Crazy bad is 1-11 or 0-10.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            I never said “crazy bad” though. Plain old “bad” is frustrating enough.

  • your mom

    I don’t know about Hughes facing JP.

  • your mom

    First pitch swinging are we?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Remember guys, if you say “last place” after anything the Yankees do in this game it immediately makes the achievement not matter.

    Hughes 6.1 innings, 2 runs? Doesn’t matter, last place.

    Got a hit? Doesn’t matter, last place.

    Made a great play that preserved the lead? Okay, but it shouldn’t have been necessary because the team you’re playing is in last place.

    Try it! It’s fun!

    • Arya

      Let’s just stop with the last place thing. The Blue Jays aren’t your typical last place team. This isn’t the Cubs or the Padres. And even if it was those teams could still beat us in a random 3 game series.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Perhaps turning on your sarcasm meter would help.

        (Yes, this was sarcastic.)

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

        you should get your sarcasm reader checked =P

    • RI$P FTW

      Exactly! Thanks for clarifying. Over-explaining is the most important part of a joke. You’re a bright chick.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        *High Five*

        See? Rainbow Connection and me? We’re on the same page here.

        Okay, except for the part where he thought I was a chick. But other than that!

      • jjyank

        And you’re a troll.

  • teddy

    i hope cashman bluffing, but the yanks need 2 bsts, lf and dh, could be a 3rd baseman.

    i know market is thin, but ibanez just isn’t any good, farm system has nothing at the high levels that can help.

    cashman so far has failed the offense this year

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Cashman failed!!

      This is a crazy line of thinking, but I mean it’s your right to be crazy I guess.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      ??

      One of the best offenses in baseball.

      • jjyank

        Some people will never be happy. I’d love to see what people like him would be saying if they were fans of almost any other team.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Cashman is such a failure that his team has an eight-game lead in arguably baseball’s best division.

  • Cy Pettitte

    phew, pushed Hughes through 7 and escaped unharmed after the double.

    • your mom

      Gotta be good for his confidence.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Veerry Nice Job, Phil.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Get Hughes a freaking run here.

  • your mom

    Nice job tonight Hughes. Now if the offense can put a run on the board for you that would be sweet.

  • flamingo

    Hughes did good.

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

    Great job there working out of the lead of double by a speedy guy like Davis w/o the run scoring. Let’s get Hughes the win guys. I hate the stat but he deserves it.

    • vicki

      one out double. but point stands indeed.

  • RI$P FTW

    They need a win against this last-place team.

    • Pat D

      Word.

  • Cy Pettitte

    someone explain to me how Aaron freaking Cook is pitching so well for the Sox.

    • RI$P FTW

      It doesn’t count. They’re in last place.

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

      It’s his Grit Factor. He’s white, he doesn’t throw hard, and he’s playing for the Red Sox. That’s a +15 GF

      • jjyank

        Maybe in the offseason you can email Mike and convince him to let you write a joke post about your new statistic.

        • Get Phelps Up

          You’re not funny.

          /RI$P

          • Get Phelps Up

            See!

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

          Haha…That would be kind of fun. Playing stuffy teams like the Yankees automatically gets you a negative, playing for “scrappy” teams like the Angels get’s you a plus.

        • RI$P FTW

          The joke posts are ALWAYS entertaining.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I’m sure his success is sustainable with that dazzling 0.61 K/9 rate.

    • Brian S.

      Every piece of shit Boston has touched this year has turned into gold. Nava, Pdsednik, Ross, Ciriaco, Doubront, Morales, Cook have played way above expectations. They are a bunch of fucking assholes.

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

    What was Martin looking at on 0-1? accoriding to gameday it was a slider up and out over the plate. Isn’t that like prime hitting?

    • your mom

      He struggles against sliders, or so it seems.

      • vicki

        best pitch in baseball

        – ted williams

      • Tom

        Can someone to tell Cano to physically stand on 1st base… and forget secondary lead, or even the primary lead at this point.

  • RI$P FTW

    All tied up against a last-place team from a country with terrible health care and police on horses. Wonderful.

    • jjyank

      You’re entering the stuart a level of useless and repetitive comments.

      • RI$P FTW

        Just ignore me, bro.

    • TomH

      They’re playing for Queen and Country against yankees, i.e., Americans. They’re all celebrating their victories in 1812 this summer. The NYY are just playing.

      Yankee fans just can’t get straight how excited the Jays get when they play the Yankees. Whatever punishments God may otherwise have ordained for them (“last place,” “mounties,” etc.), these all vanish in their win-won-for-the-country mode. This is particularly true when the Yanks go up to Toronto.

    • Brian S.

      Terrible health care?

  • eephus_pitch

    Jeter vs. righthanded groundball pitcher has been predictably groan-worthy.

  • Greg

    In 2009 I am 100% confident we are winning this game.

    Now, 60-40, I think

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I can say with close to 100% certainty that you were not 100% certain in 2009 we would win this game.

  • RI$P FTW

    Greinke scratched to ‘recharge’ batteries? Good luck playing in NYC, bud.

    • Pat D

      He started 3 games in a row, he’s tired.

    • vicki

      or he’s on the move.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Phil Hughes can’t even get a win against a last place team. What a schmuck.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Sweet play.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Great play!

  • Greg

    Oh my

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was an epic play by Cano

  • forensic

    Nice job Robbie’s!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    This is a scary matchup.

    • TomH

      Apropos what I said just above, WERE Bautista to pop one, there would be risks of mass aneurysm and heart attack brought on by sheer joy and excitement, all the way out to Vancouver Island.

  • jjyank

    What a play!

  • RI$P FTW

    YAY!

  • Greg

    Oh he hurt his hand

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    DRob broke Bautista.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Bautista broken.

  • RI$P FTW

    I guess he quit roiding.

    – RAB commenters

    • Get Phelps Up

      Wow would you shut up already?

    • Pat D

      Well, you’re an RAB commenter. Oh, I get it.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      I think I’m clever.

      -RI$P FTW

  • Pat D

    That doesn’t look good for Joey Bats.

  • forensic

    That’ll make the rest of the series, and maybe season, a touch easier.

    • your mom

      Yeah I guess, but this team is always in scoring position too.

    • TomH

      If I were you, I would sacrifice a sheep (or your pet dog) on the altar of the Goddess Nemesis. Do it right now, please!

  • Brian S.

    Damn that sucks. Bautista is fun to watch when he’s not playing the Yankees.

  • jjyank

    WTF just happened to mlb.tv?

    “Unable to play content. Could not access selected content. Please try again later.”

    Right after Bautista apparently got hurt. Anyone else with this?

    • jjyank

      Never mind. Reloaded it and it’s all good.

  • Pat D

    USA chant? Idiots.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      They MIGHT have shown the US-Brazil game on the screen. Just a remote possibility.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Suddenly the commercial about tendons breaking down because of steroids comes to mind

    • RI$P FTW

      Thanks for making my point.

      • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        Your right, I guess a guy who had 74 him runs in six seasons just shows up one year with 54 because he adjusted his swing. Only a 41 homer difference from the season before.

  • Greg

    And of course he walks the pinch hitter

    • Brian S.

      Robertson is so annoying to watch. I want him traded.

  • Betty Lizard

    Bummer about Bautista. I don’t like injuries to any one. (OK, there might be an exception or two.)
    I’d much rather see the best compete. Sappy, I know.

    • RI$P FTW

      Oprah?

      • Betty Lizard

        Oh, flapjack. Bless your heart.

  • Greg

    Hearing that Joey Votto needs knee surgery and he’s out for a month

    • flamingo

      Torn meniscus, I think.

    • jjyank

      Damn it! My fantasy team is in trouble now.

    • forensic

      You’re hearing that? From your intrepid sources? The article that’s been on ESPN for 3 hours didn’t give it away or anything?

      (Sorry, just bugs me when people say they’re ‘hearing’ supposed breaking news)

      • Greg

        I just looked on ESPN. How was I supposed to know when it was put up?

  • your mom

    Okay, no win for Hughesy. How about a win for Drob?

    • Get Phelps Up

      I would be all for finally making him as good as Cliff Lee.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

        Get him into the Cliff Lee/Chris Davis echelon.

  • your mom

    Who the fuck is this guy? And the last pitcher for that matter?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    RI$P FTW/Rainbow Connection’s style of trolling is getting more sophisticated. He tries to pass himself off as semi-serious by pointing out that he’s “joking” when people get too annoyed at him, and making the occasional semi-intelligent comment.

    This serves as a semi-clever front where we give him just the slightest bit of give before we snap at his next episode of trolling. It also allows him to easily deflect criticism. If we call him out on obvious trolling, he can act righteously indignant because, hey, he was just joking!

    I think we should do with him what we did with bo, troll of legend, and adopt him as sort of a pet. When he insults people we could say, “Oh, that’s just Rainbow Connection. He’s just our pet troll. He growls a lot, but he’s harmless.” That way instead of annoying us he’ll become a sort of blog mascot. Like bo.

    • jjyank

      That’s more or less that’s happened to stuart a as well. Works for me.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      And “feeding the troll” also gets an entirely new meaning!

    • RI$P FTW

      Whatever helps you sleep. Keep on truckin’.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

    Is it time for another Arod stealing 3rd base special?

  • your mom

    Nice gift, all we need is a single Robbie.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Heh. Well, we got it.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Cano launches one here

  • captain kiwi

    let’s go robbie!

    • captain kiwi

      i helped

  • RI$P FTW

    That’s a last-place error right there.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Except it was a hit.

      • RI$P FTW

        Home cookin’ at it’s finest.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Not really.

      • sangreal

        That was clearly a botched transfer. No clue what Kay and Pauly are talking about

        • Get Phelps Up

          Even if he comes up with the ball, I doubt he is able to get Cano at first.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Initial reaction: Ugh

    Second reaction: Whew

    Third reaction: Dammit

    No DP’s, Tex.

  • Greg

    So they are now 2-6 with RISP

    • RI$P FTW

      *against a last-place team.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Technically.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Anyone miss stuart? Anyone…

    • RI$P FTW

      I work with him. He’s actually a funny guy.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        The world makes so much sense.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, where is the little guy? I thought someone took him to the park to get a little exercise, but it’s dark out now. I’m worried.

  • your mom

    RISP Fail >>>>>>>>>> Jut say “No”.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Ortiz hurt too. Bad news comes in threes for sluggers today. Votto, Joey Bats and Big Papi

    • Greg

      How did Papi get hurt.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Running (“running) the bases, pulled up lame coming into home. That’s what tweeter tells me.

        • sangreal

          more like trotting (HR)

    • Brian S.

      Good

    • forensic

      That helps the Yankees too. Don’t really care about Votto, but the other two are enormous difference makers (if they’re long-term things).

  • Tom

    This has got fake to 3rd, throw to 1st inning ending double play written all over it.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    please get a run here

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Alright A rod and Cano, don’t get Nelsoned

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    That was a good 2-0 swing.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Tex is charging the mound! Oh wait…

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    weak

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yay for that shitty luck.

  • Greg

    This is it. The Golden opportunity has arrived

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Two huge breaks for them. C’mon swish, fly ball at at least

  • Karl Krawfid

    Epic at bat Swish.

    Now finish em.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    That was a great pitch.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Swisher does all that, all for nothing.

    Shit.

  • Arya

    And he just stood there again. Worthless.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Really swish?

    • sangreal

      I can’t blame him for that one. 3-2 with the bases loaded and the winning run at 3rd you can’t be thinking breaking ball

  • Karl Krawfid

    Omg what fail Swish!

    That was a hanger man!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    ill take it, was convinced he was hitting in to the dp there

    • Karl Krawfid

      lol

  • Greg

    Went offspeed and froze him

  • eephus_pitch

    Very tired of Suzyn talking about the Blue Jays throwing “beautiful” pitches.

  • Greg

    O’Neill is absolutely right. That was a great pitch

  • Karl Krawfid

    Come on Raul

    Turn it back to April when you carried us for a while.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Raul was more than happy to oblige.

  • Tom

    Just poor hitting.

    • Greg

      Are you kidding? He froze him with offspeed. Even people on here are saying it was a great pitch.

      • Tom

        You need to stop with these ridiculous justiftcations.

        He got a hanging slider 2-2 and fouled it off, fouled off a 2-2 fastball that was up (and should have been at least a flyball)

        You need to stop looking at the last pitch of the AB and say tip your cap… try looking at the entire AB and not just the final pitch and assume if that was well located or fooled tha batter then it’s “hat tip” time.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I’ll agree with Greg. He made it to a 3 ball count then was frozen by a great pitch. It wasn’t a bad ab.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    RISPFAIL: PWNED

  • Greg

    KNEEL BEFORE THE COUNT!

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Booooooooooom mother fucker

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    turning back the clock to april!!! now please dfa him

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Wooooohooooo!

  • Tom

    Swing the bat…. that’s what happens when you swing….

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Why the hell haven’t they DFA’s Ibanez yet?

  • Cy Pettitte

    RAUL!!!!

  • vicki

    professional baseball player.

  • Arya

    The streak is at 40!!!

  • your mom

    Ibanez bailed out Swisher’s ass.

  • flamingo

    RAUL!!! VOLDEMORT FTW!

  • captain kiwi

    OHHH MYYYYYY.

  • forensic

    IBANEZ!!!!!!

    Welcome back to May! :-)

  • sangreal

    awesome. I love grand slams

  • Charles

    RAUL!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    FUCKING RAUL!

  • Leg-End

    KNEEEEEEEELLLLLLLL.

  • Knoxvillain

    Too many home runs!!1!11!

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was awesome.

  • jon

    its crazy how wrong i was about lord voldemort

  • Betty Lizard

    Holy mother fucking Voldemort! My hero!

  • jjyank

    VOLDEMORT…..GOES YARDEMORT!!

  • DM

    Do Raul’s “mirage” homers and rbis count the same as real ones?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Remember that this will not work in the playoffs. Amirite?

    • captain kiwi

      yup. homeruns, ESPECIALLY grand slams, won’t help you win in the playoffs.

      • Hall and Nokes

        Each of them only counts for half a run. Only a third of a run in the WS.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Well, this was against a last place team…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’d rather Brett Gardner hit that GS.

  • Greg

    Brian, didn’t you want this guy out of here?

    • Brian S.

      Still do.

  • eephus_pitch

    Rally-killer!

  • Get Phelps Up

    We’re coming, 94 Indians.

  • dontchaknow

    thank you based ibanez

  • forensic

    Down goes Frasor!!!

    • Tom

      Awesome! Nicely done.

      • Jimmy

        That was a good line.

  • Brian S.

    Still sucks.

  • jjyank

    Bah if only the Red Sox were losing, the Yanks could gain a game on the entire division tonight.

    Not that it’s a big deal, the division cushion is pretty nice right now. But would’ve been cool nonetheless.

    • Greg

      Well the cushion gets bigger with Baltimore losing.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, if the Rays win, it’s a +.5 gain, not a +1 gain.

        I (we’ll?) see if Cleveland can hold on. I don’t expect it, because the Indians are awful at Tropicana Field. Yankees-like bad.

    • Brian S.

      I think I’m going to root for Wild Card teams except when they aren’t playing the Yankees. I do not want Boston to make the playoffs.

      • Greg

        Even if Boston makes the playoffs, they will have to face LAA/TEX in a one game playoff.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the gs was awesome, but it’s not like he’s a superstar all of a sudden. he has been playing like crap for the last two months, this is awesome, but it doesn;t erase the last two months.

    • Greg

      He’s not a superstar. He’s been very servicable, especially in clutch situations as Kay and O’Neill noted.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i do believe in “clutch” hitters to some extent, and he has done a great job of that, no doubt. but that doesn’t mean i want to see him play pretty much ecery day in, especially in the field, where he is just not good at all. nonetheless, the grand slam was nice

        • Greg

          I agree with you. I think the playing time has led to his struggles.

    • jjyank

      I just don’t see the upgrade baring a trade. Maybe Branyan or Cust for the bat, but they need an outfielder. I supposed there’s Dickerson, but someone needs to be cut from the 40 man for that to happen and with Gardner’s set back, I think the Yanks value the depth.

      That being said, I’d like to see some kind of trade.

      • Greg

        Exactly. I think the amount of playing time has led to his struggles. We need a starting left fielder with Ibanez getting DH duty and occasional outfield duty.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      He was hitting 318/348/455 this month before today – not exactly playing like crap.

      He is what he is – weak defender, slow baserunner, virtually useless vs. LHP, and slightly above average vs. RHP.

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

        This. I have no problem with this out of a platoon LF/DH guy.

    • forensic

      Really only one month. June was horrid, but May was terrific and July thus far has been very good. Hopefully he’s getting June out of his system.

  • Chris

    Oh Russell, you tease

  • sangreal

    at this rate, the Yankees might finally get to play a team under 500

  • your mom

    Boston won 5-1. Ciriaco 3-4 tonight. Ciriaco reminds me of the Burmese women that use brass coils to stretch their necks.

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

    Guess who was on the bus (actually walking home from the bus) during yet another late inning rally to potentially win a game?

    • Kramerica Industries

      Bob Saget?

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        lmao

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

        SAGET YOU ROCK, YOU SUCK DICK FOR COKE!!!

        “Dad, I thought you were a comedian?”
        “No, you heard the man honey, I suck dick. For coke.”

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

            I really have to give that show a shot. I asked for season 1 on DVD for christmas a couple years ago but my sister is cheap and found season 3 in a discount bin.

            • jjyank

              It got a little lame in the last season or two, but the first several are amazing.

    • jjyank

      Get back on the bus, Riddle.

      Erica isn’t here, so I can only assume she is changing her adult dieper right now.

  • CUYanks

    Joe Girardi got the memo to try to pump up Soriano’s save total so he opts out.

    • flamingo

      I’m all for it.

      • CUYanks

        Me too.

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

        As am I. It’s a win for everybody. He saves close game, to hopefully help us win the World Series, which allows him to opt out and get a huge deal somewhere saving games with a nice saves total and a world series ring on his resume.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Helps my fantasy team as well.

          MFIKY

    • Greg

      Looks like Eppley got that memo too.

      • CUYanks

        Yeah, one-out saves are better than 2-out saves, but good enough.

    • your mom

      Good call.

  • Dela G

    Loved the salami

  • CBean

    We might need the 4 run padding here

  • flamingo

    I normally hate the “we have 27 rings” response to criticism, but I covet that got rings? tshirt.

    • RetroRob

      I’m tired of that “we have 27 rings” response, too. Hopefully later this year it will be upgraded to “we have 28 rings.”

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    That play was all kinds of fucked up all around.

  • TheLastClown

    Mutha Fucka I Keeeeeeeeel You.

  • Greg

    Remember, Bautista’s out

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit this is getting hard to finish.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Um this game isn’t over.

    :(

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    unbelieavble that this is going to be close

  • Karl Krawfid

    Well damn Lawrie thanks for the help.

  • TomH

    I’ve endured hundreds of these damned late inning things since 1952. Can’t stand it no more. Turning off the tv.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Why don’t these umps want to go home?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    mcclellend is such a douche

  • OMG! Bagels!

    UN FREAKING TUCK

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great win Yanks.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Soriano is a prick.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      He even looks mad at God when he does his little crossy thing.

    • Greg

      But he’s our prick.

  • Tom Zig

    UNTUCK

  • forensic

    Rasmus pulled a Swisher. Thanks!

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

    Hell of a game.

  • RetroRob

    Good game, leading to a “violent” untuck by Soriano. Seemed annoyed.

    • Greg

      I think he was pissed at McClelland for not giving him that slider on the oustide corner.

      • RetroRob

        Not sure. Just seemed more aggressive in his untuck. Was that a save for him?

        • forensic

          Yes.

  • flamingo

    YEAH.

  • jjyank

    UNTUCK

    • RetroRob

      UNTUCK is fine. Just as long as he doesn’t escalate and remove his jockstrap.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    It was like mega MFIKY time. He’s just going to punch some random teammate out tonight.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Congrats to D-Rob for finally becoming as good as Chris Davis and Cliff Lee!

    • CBean

      Don’t forget Chad Qualls!

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

    I’ve grown really fond of MFIKY. Like fond to the point of thinking “hmmm maybe he signs a 1 year big money deal next season, Mo does his comeback tour, retires, and then we resign Soriano.”

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    O’Neill just noticed MFIKY was angry

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I can’t believe they showed guys in flip flops. Ack.

  • 28 this year

    For all the RISP fail comments that have happened, the fact that Yankees are consistently scoring at least 3 runs a game is HUGE. I mean, the Yankees dont blow out teams but they score just enough runs to win all the time. For me, at least you dont have those games where the Yankees get shut out and have no chance of winning. At least 3 runs a game gives the Yankees a strong chance in every game when they are averaging 5 runs a game. Take a step back ledge jumpers and see that unlike every team in baseball, the Yankees offense is the most consistent offense in the game constantly scoring enough runs to support the pitching staff. Thats all that counts, I dont give a shit of how they score those runs but they put runs on the board every night.