Game 105: More Mariners

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Update: Eric Chavez fine after leaving game with foot issue
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Scheduled days off in the middle of a homestand are always kinda weird, but I’m sure the players love ‘em. The Yankees lost four of the first six games on the homestand and now welcome the Mariners to the Bronx for three games. They took two of three from Seattle in each of their previous two series and a repeat showing would be nice. Here’s the different looking lineup…

CF Curtis Granderson Joe Girardi doesn’t want to stack the lefties
SS Derek Jeter
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeirathe wrist is fine
DH Raul Ibanez
RF Nick Swisher first time back in the outfield since the hip strain
3B Eric Chavez
LF Ichiro Suzuki
Russell Martincatching CC Sabathia for the third time this year

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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

    That’s a weird line up.

    • Countryclub

      Not really. It’s lefty/righty all the way through until you get to ichiro.

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

        I mean Curtis leading off…it just looks weird.

        • RkyMtnYank

          Something very not weird about Jeter hitting two though.

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

            Nope…that reminds me of the good ol’ days.

          • JonS

            Jeter hit second for most of his career.

            • RkyMtnYank

              that’s what i meant :)

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

    I get the lefty-righty thing but they have their 2 lowest OBP guys setting the table for their biggest home run hitter. Can’t say I get that strategy.

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

    “Joe doesn’t want to stack the lefties” 3-8 are all going to come up as lefties at least till Millwood is out of the game.

    • Countryclub

      Yeah, but if they bring in a lefty reliever…..

      • RetroRob

        Two swith hitters, a SS that kills lefty, a CFer who has hit more HRs vs. lefties than any other lefthanded batter the last two years, and Jones and McccGGGGHHHHeeee on the bench.

        Sadly, Joe will still let Ibanez face the LOOGY.

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

          “It’s the 8th and we’re down two with no one on and two outs? Let Ibanez face a nasty lefty.” Jones sitting on the bench thinking “WTF?!”

  • RetroRob

    With the Yankees and M’s together again, maybe we can hope Cash and Z cook up another deal, like maybe this time sending a catcher/DH to the Yankees for Adam Warren and some unknown player in A ball.

    Oh, let’s be honest. It would be a trade just for a DH. We no longer have to pretend that Montero can catch. He can’t. I am still confident he will still turn into a .300/30 HR hitter.

  • MartinRanger

    The M’s are still trying to make Jesus a catcher. And he doesn’t look horrendous back there. But the biggest problem is that he’s not near done filling out. It’s like Miguel Cabrera – he was athletic enough for third/outfield when we saw him in 2003 – now he’s firmly a first base type.

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

      “Miguel Cabrera…firmly a first base type.” Somebody should really tell the Tigers that.

      • jjyank

        Haha yeah, he’s been at third all year, right?

        • MartinRanger

          Yes, and he’s played like a 1st baseman for the most part.

          • jjyank

            I’m sure he has. I actually agree with you about the Montero part though. I haven’t watched enough Tigers games to make a judgement on Miggy though, but he’s obviously passable enough to keep doing it.

            • MartinRanger

              Based on how the Yankees continued to insist that Bernie Williams was a center fielder, and Jason Giambi deserved to wear a glove, I think offensive production trumps defensive concerns.

              • jjyank

                Oh it definitely does. I’m not disagreeing with you.

  • Mike N

    Any idea why MLB Network coverage would be blacked out in Southern California for this game?

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

      “Because you’re a fan so FUCK YOU, that’s why.”-Major League Baseball.

      • Mike N

        Hahahahahah! Well, at least I can watch on-line on MLB-TV.

        • jjyank

          That’s weird. I’m much closer (DC) and I’m not blacked out. I don’t get the rules at all.

          • Mike N

            OK, this is seriously weird. It is not available on the main MLB Network channel on DirectTV, but the game is on the MLB Network Alternate Programming channel, albeit not in HD.

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

              See my initial comment.

            • jjyank

              That certainly is strange…I wish I could explain, but it baffles me just as much!

              • Mike N

                Totally bizarre. Are you watching on DirectTV, or on cable?

                • jjyank

                  Cable, I have Comcast.

                  • Mike N

                    OK. Now I just clicked up one station higher, and I’m getting it in HD. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

                    Thank you, MLB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    So does the Mason Williams Watch go static now, or can we have a vote on an in-season addtion. Someone intereting to watch for the last month or so. Let’s really put that curse to the test.

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

    Over 10 pitches in the first against Seattle?! SO NOT AN ACE!!

    • RetroRob

      It’s all the catcher’s fault. Stewie would have had him out of the inning in two pitches.

  • jjyank

    Parents are that the game tonight, curtesy of my mom’s sweet company tickets. Win one for ‘em big man!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Nice start for CC.

  • RetroRob

    I thought that was an automatic ejection? Fall on the field, intentional or not, and you’re out.

    • Nathan

      That would be a double wammy: Your face all over the evening blooper news and then ejected in the first inning.

      LOL!

      • jjyank

        Triple whammy. Those seats probably cost a small fortune.

    • Kramerica Industries

      That would just be insanely cruel.

      I’m pretty sure this only comes into play if it’s an intentional (or, at least, instinctive) act that disrupts an otherwise live play.

      Foul balls are routinely picked off the field from overreaching fans.

  • Nathan

    That dude ATE it right there…hahaha.

  • MartinRanger

    Jeter that was unimpressive.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Granderson has a 7 pitch AB, so naturally Jeter swings at a crappy first pitch and grounds out

    • The Real Greg

      He would have done that leading off too.

      • Yankee Fan 1

        Yes his numbers leading off are so horrible this year.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Probably. Still, that doesnt make it any better.

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

        too true.

    • RetroRob

      He’s been doing it all his career.

      First pitch 2012: .365/.382/.500/.882

      First pitch career: .381/.396/.563/.959

      Both lines better than his overall lines.

      But, sure, let’s make the HOFer with 3200+ hits a less-effective hitter so Hummingbird feels better.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, I fall into that camp. It can feel frustrating at times, but Jeter has been very successful with his approach, so I can’t fault him for it.

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

          I’m somewhere in between, I understand he’s incredibly effective swinging at first pitches, especially when they’re “get me over fastballs.” However it does frustrate me from time to time that regardless of how the pitcher is going (just walking a guy on four pitches, or just had a long ass AB) he’s decided in the batters box “I’m swinging first pitch. It could be a 50 foot curveball, I’m going Vladdy on it.”

        • RetroRob

          I agree. I don’t like it when Granderson strikesout, and I don’t like it when Jeter swings at the first pitch and makes an out. Of course, I love it when he gets a hit.

          Yet I also recognize that Jeter knows way more about hitting and himself and the pitcher on the mound than collectively everyone here to the nth power.

          Don’t change, Derek. I’ll live with my frustration because he knows how to hit. I don’t.

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

        Just because he has good numbers on the first pitch doesn’t mean he should swing at every first pitch.

        • RetroRob

          When should he?

          • Yankee Fan 1

            when mike deems it appropriate, of course ;)

            • RetroRob

              Ha. As I said, I understand the frustration because I feel it myself, but I can’t take it too seriously. Jeter knows the best pitch is often the first pitch, and that pitch was very hittable. Were people upset when Granderson swing at the first pitch to drive in the first two runs. Curtis expected he might get ahead and went for it. I’m fine with Jeter’s out. I’m fine with Granderson’s hit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that opposite field swing is so nice..

  • MartinRanger

    Oppo for Robbie! Well done. If he gets hot again we’re in great shape.

    Okay Teix, time to make a big return.

  • MartinRanger

    Good AB for Teix. Results or no. That wrist looks just fine.

  • Kramerica Industries

    This is an important series for the Yankees, if for no other reason than the two 2nd place teams in the division are playing each other this weekend as well.

    If the Yankees win these games, then the O’s and Rays can’t gain, but only lose ground.

  • The Real Greg

    Well wasn’t expecting much from that anyway. Two out scoring is difficult

  • Mr. Pink

    Oh my goodness. Can we please not lose to Kevin Millwood? The division lead isn’t getting any larger.

    • The Real Greg

      Millwood is not a bad pitcher. 2-4 with a 3.52 ERA on the road this year.

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

        Damnit Greg with your numbers. His name makes me think he sucks so he must be terrible. NUMBERS MEAN NOTHING!!!!!!

  • Nathan

    CC looks a lot slimmer today.

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

    Damn shame about Wise leaving. I think that if out AAA team had a home stadium he might have stayed.

    • RetroRob

      Has he signed with another team? Unless he gets a MLB deal, I question the move. He would have been back in September and had a shot at the postseason roster as Girardi’s pinchrunner, defensive OFer.

      • MartinRanger

        But seriously, what 34-year old professional ballplayer with significant ML experience wants to travel around the east coast on buses with no home stadium?

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

        Yeah, he signed back with the Chi-Sox on a minor league deal. I completely agree with MartinRanger though, you’re a millionare who has played a lot of time in the Majors and Minors do you really want to spend the next month living out of a crappy motel and bus?

        • jjyank

          Yeah, the travelling AAA service can’t help. Really I’m surprised guys like Cust and Branyan have hung around as long as they have. Also more recent signees like Fukedome.

          • jjyank

            I meant to type “circus”, not “service”.

        • RetroRob

          It makes sense if he went back to the team he knows, plus it’s one that is in playoff contention. He’ll be called up for them in September, too, so I can see it. For all we know, before he declined the Yankees offer to go back to AAA, he already knew the White Sox wanted him.

          The Yankees got lucky with DeWayne in that he got a bit hot and had some big hits (and a bunt), but the longer he hung around the less he was going to hit.

          • MartinRanger

            Yup. And I thank him for his efforts and all but I honestly believe Ichiro has something left. It just seems like every time he hits the ball hard it is right at somebody.

    • Get Phelps Up

      His bunt will not be forgotten.

  • jjyank

    CC looking pretty sharp so far. The strikeout on the fastball is really encouraging to me, because fastball command seems to be what the stated reason is for whenever he’s shaky.

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

    OMG there’s this guy yelling and the radio microphones are just loud enough to pick up what ever he’s saying, but not clear enough so it sounds like a drunk ape trying to speak and it makes me want to rip my ears out.

    • jjyank

      That sounds like what I’ve been hearing at work all day, actually.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      That’s probably more entertaining than the radio broadcast.

  • Nathan

    Cecil Fielder looks like the dad from Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.

    • Mike N

      I loved that show!!!!!!!

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

      You mean Uncle Phil?

      • Nathan

        Yeah. Judge Phillip Banks.

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

          I wish he was my dad lol he was the man.

          • Mike N

            Carlton–the son–was fantastic. I went to high school with a ton of kids who really acted that way.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Milwood is pouding the lefties away but they still insist on trying to pull that ball. The one time a lefty tried to go the other way, Cano hit a booming double..

    • The Real Greg

      Well Swisher did get a single pulling the ball, but your points are valid

  • The Real Greg

    So far Millwood has been living on the outside corner with his changeups and fastballs. The lefties have to adjust.

  • MartinRanger

    Well C.C.’s brought his a-game. The offense? Not so much.

    • The Real Greg

      Can we wait on that until they are one time full through the lineup please?

  • jjyank

    Nice play Chavez!

  • RetroRob

    Nice play. I thought that was lost once it hit off the glove.

  • Nathan

    That looked like the Chavy of old.

  • Mike N

    CC looks good so far. Maybe he needed his arm to kind of tire out from a few runs through the rotation to get his feel back.

    • RetroRob

      …or a much more experience catcher who is better at calling games and framing pitches?

      • Chris Stewart

        *cries*

        • Derek Jeter

          I just need to tell you to call a better game and do better at pitch framing.

  • Get Phelps Up

    CC looks awesome so far.

    • sangreal

      I’ve seen this one before. Rain in the forecast?

      • Kramerica Industries

        But it’s not a My9 game.

      • jjyank

        Don’t say that. That was my birthday last year, I really thought CC was throwing me a perfect game as a present.

  • Andy

    speed?

  • jjyank

    Way to beat that out Brett….erm, I mean Ichiro!

  • RetroRob

    Ichiro hits balls hard for outs. Maybe he should just hit more dribblers like that.

  • MartinRanger

    Ichi it would be great if this wasn’t your only offensive contribution at the plate. Just saying.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ichiro is going to slug .267 during his 57-game hit streak.

    • RetroRob

      You know, I’d like to see that, just to say I saw it.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        It’s be funny, right?

        I bet he could get a 20-game hit streak without ever hitting the ball out of the infield.

        ….while also simultaneously not attempting a bunt during those 20 games.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      But he could hit 30 homers a year if he wanted to!

  • Kramerica Industries

    It’s also probably been 57 batters since Livan last K’d anyone.

  • It’s a Long Way to the Bronx (If You Wanna Hirok ‘N’ Roll)

    Not gonna say anything, but there was a certain summer night game against the Mariners about a year ago in which CC looked as if he was on his way to something special until some poorly timed rain delays threw him off.

    Not that that’s implying anything, but CC does look extremely good tonight, and it is not a stretch to say that, against this lineup, he could make something happen.

    • jjyank

      Like I said above, sshhhhhh!

  • MartinRanger

    Russell! It’s ALIVE!

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

    Damn you Robbie Thompson!!! I’m actually listening on the radio, so I have no idea if it was a good/bad non-send.

    • MartinRanger

      Looks damn good from here.

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!!!

  • MartinRanger

    RISPWIN!!!

  • jjyank

    RISP correction is awesome.

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

    Lol, Good job Curtis!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    RISPwin!

  • The Real Greg

    Golden opportunity: CASHED IN

  • Nathan

    The Yankees need games like these to get their morale back. I’m sure starting with getting their teeth kicking out in Oakland took something out of them.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Alright CC, you have your runs.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wow he waved russel martin in too
    That robbynis a real gambler

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

    Damnit.

  • The Real Greg

    Nice play by Thames

  • MartinRanger

    First pitch swinging and another out. Jeter’s useless. /sarcasm.

  • The Real Greg

    Hard hit balls all inning except for Ichiro, but the Yankees took advantage.

  • Mike N

    All right, CC. DO THIS!

  • The Real Greg

    Gotta be Griffey and Edgar, right?

    • The Real Greg

      Or ARod

  • jjyank

    Lame.

  • Nathan

    Oh well there goes the perfect game.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Well, there goes that “CC can do something special” thing.

    All right, now just win.

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

    Damn. Not gonna lie. I was thinking about it.

    • jjyank

      So was I.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Same here :(

  • MartinRanger

    Well that’s no good.

    Gonna need more runs, I think.

  • Ichy balls

    F casper wells

  • Widget

    Casper Wells?

  • jjyank

    Michael Kay: 1

    Mets fans: 0

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

      What did he say/do?

      • MartinRanger

        The home run ball came right at Ollie Perez, who ducked and clutched his chest. Kay made a remark about his pitching creating a similar reaction from Mets fans.

      • The Real Greg

        Oliver Perez was afraid the homer was going to hit him in the bullpen so he ducked like he had been hurt. Kay said “That’s what Mets fans did when he pitched”

      • jjyank

        After the Wells homer, they showed Ollie Perez clutching his chest in laughter and leaning up against someone else in the bullpen.

        I’m paraphrasing, but Kay then says “That’s how he used to make a lot of Mets fans feel”.

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

        hahaha, nice I might watch the encore just for that line.

    • MartinRanger

      yup. definitely chuckled at that.

      god have you been hearing the stuff on his show though? Kay’s convinced somehow he’s not being an asshole. Newsflash: he is. I feel sorry for Don.

  • RetroRob

    Montero looking even trimmer than earlier in the season. Seems to lose weight every year as the season progresses, although the difference this year is he looked in good shape to start the year.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Any other MLB.tv’ers having some serious quality/glitch issues tonight?

    Given that my internet is pretty solid, and I’ve never had problems with the HD quality itself, I’m curious. This has been awful.

    • jjyank

      I’m usually and mlb.tv’er, but I get the MLBN feed tonight. Sorry, hope it clears up for ya!

  • Hummingbird S.

    that was a ball… love some blind umps

    • RetroRob

      Time for the organ player to play Three Blind Mice.

      • jjyank

        Hahaha.

  • jjyank

    I like it when Paulie talks about hitting mechanics instead of food.

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

      He knows both so well.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Love Paulie but the food conversations make me crazy.

  • MartinRanger

    Damn, didn’t aim that one properly.

  • Hummingbird S.

    he’s an out machine.. worse hitter than Martin nowadays.

    • The Real Greg

      Wrong

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        nope

        • The Real Greg

          To call a guy “an out machine” when he has a 10 game hitting streak, no matter how meager, is stupid.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            He’s made an out in 73% of his PA as a Yankee (before today)

            That is an out machine.

            • The Real Greg

              Every MLB player makes a majority of outs in their number of plate appearances.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting

                No shit.

                Only 8 of 147 qualified hitters this year have made outs at a higher rate than Ichiro has this season.

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

                  Russel Martin, Chris Stewart, and 6 other guys?

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting

                    Stewie isn’t qualified. Martin has a .312 OBP, better than Ichiro’s .287.

                    The 8 are: Smoak, Aviles, Francour, Hardy, Ike Davis, Boesch, Beckham, and Alexei Ramirez

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

                      But..but…Ike Davis is better than A-Rod

                      /stuart a’d

                    • jjyank

                      Smoak: That sucks for Jack Z!

                      Davis: stuart a, you’re so funny!

                      Boesch: You made me look like an idiot for drafting you. At least I dropped you quick enough.

                • The Real Greg

                  And of course, not all outs are equal. How many of those outs have been productive outs?

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting

                    14

  • The Real Greg

    Again, 2 out scoring is rare and two of their possible rallies have started with two outs.

  • Arya

    They should just pinch hit for Ichiro next time around, he ain’t getting another hit tonight.

    • jjyank

      Yay for crystal balls!

  • RetroRob

    Wow, that’s odd and kind of amazing.

  • MartinRanger

    Wow it took BJ a whole lot longer to get to 100.

  • RetroRob

    I wonder what the odds are that Justin and Upton are 2/3rds of the Yankee OF next year? Shift Grandy to left. Ton of strikeouts, though, but should be quite productive. BJ is frustrating, but better than people think he is.

    • RetroRob

      Justin and BJ.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, BJ didn’t become the player people thought he could be, so he’s written off a lot. But he’s still a damn good player, especially for a center fielder. And I’m a huge Justin Upton fan, and not just because we share the same first name (though that’s a bonus). I would love that outfield, but I highly doubt it happens.

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

      I like the idea of going after BJ if the price is right, but he might get 14-18per this off season…that’s too exensive for him to me. If we could get him for like 5 years, 70-80 mil, I’d do it.

      • RetroRob

        If they signed BJ and traded for Justin, I just couldn’t resist having Gardner out in left still. That would be one fine athletic OF. Curtis, ummm, you’re the Yankees DH and 4th OFer!

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

          Haha, if we did that our straight away outfield would be better at cutting off extra base hits than any teams “no double’s” defense.

          • RetroRob

            The more I think about this, the more I actually want them to do it. Curtis wouldn’t have to be restricted full time to DH. Rotate with Gardner, and days off for BJ. Curtis could still get 70 games in the OF, which leaves plenty of room to rotate A-Rod into DH.

            Justin in right. BJ in center. Gardner in left. Curtis DH/OFer.

            The strikeouts will drive part of the RAB crowd insane, but it’s an interesting option. I wonder if the Upton brothers would want to play together? They’re very competitve, but I think in a good way. They might push each other.

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

              I remember seeing a piece I think it was on MLB Network and they have a great relationship, and already push each other to be better, so I think it could only get better if they were in the same line up, especially if they hit like 5-6 in the line up.

        • jjyank

          If that happened, that might be the one scenario that the Yankees actually trade Granderson. But he would easily be the best 4th OF in the history of the game haha.

          • RetroRob

            Nothing wrong with that. : -)

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

    Andino’s smile is terrifying.

    • jjyank

      Not when it says this on it:

      http://www.google.com/imgres?q.....3,s:0,i:84

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

        Haha, I knew you were going to do that. Still funny.

        • jjyank

          I admit I have become predictable in that regard. But it still cracks me up, so I still post it.

      • MartinRanger

        Well played.

  • MartinRanger

    Wow. Curtis tried.

  • RetroRob

    Uhh, is that shift more extreme than most teams’ shift on Granderson? That was Teixeira-like.

    • jjyank

      I think so, yeah.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Bye-bye Millwood.

  • MartinRanger

    Well that’s one way to increase your OPS.

  • DERP

    nice

  • MartinRanger

    Robbie needs to go mezzanine now.

  • DERP

    Wandy Rodriguez has allowed two home runs today. One was an inside the parker. The other was to the pitcher.

    • MartinRanger

      Well they can’t all pitch like AJ Burnett.

      • Evan3457

        …and the game was at Great American, not PNC.

    • sangreal

      the inside the park was botched fielding

  • MartinRanger

    Damn you Ackley.

  • The Real Greg

    But again, another rally begun with 2 outs. The only scoring chance that did not start with 2 outs was the one that produced the two runs.

  • jjyank

    I’m starting to really hate Casper Wells right about now.

  • The Real Greg

    Luckily, CC’s on a roll

  • MartinRanger

    This is as good as C.C. has looked all year. He likes facing the Mariners in the stadium.

    • RetroRob

      Stewart has gone into cardiac arrest on the bench.

  • Kramerica Industries

    C.C. is toying with this lineup.

    How about some runs to make this even more fun? As much as C.C. is in command of this game right now, one bad pitch could turn the whole tenor of the game around.

  • MartinRanger

    67 pitches and 10 strikeouts through 6. Damn.

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

    CC has been in absolute beast mode tonight. But he allowed a homerun, so he clearly isn’t an ace.

  • your mom

    Nice inning. 7 pitches and 2 Ks. Would like to see some insurance runs though.

  • RetroRob

    Tim Belcher?

  • MartinRanger

    Take that, shift.

  • DERP

    Chavez gets the run in.

  • MartinRanger

    Come on Chavez get this run in.

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

    ZOMBIECHEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    I love Chavez.

  • MartinRanger

    Yankee Stadium special. I’ll take it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice cheapie Chavez!!!

  • jjyank

    CHAVY!!!

    That should be enough for CC now.

  • RetroRob

    Nice, although I saw the RFer complaining. Wonder if it will be reviewed.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Looked like he was just pissed that he couldn’t catch it.

      • RetroRob

        Must be. The fan didn’t even touch the ball, although on one angle it looked like their gloves might have just touched. Not sure. Not sure if it would mean anything either as both gloves were positioned above the wall.

    • The Real Greg

      No. It hit the top of the wall.

  • DERP

    I am kind of shocked that that wasn’t caught.

  • DERP

    That fan should be given a medal. Everyone take notes.

    • jjyank

      That wouldn’t have been caught either way.

      • RetroRob

        Two gloves converging on the ball and neither of them got it. Only one was being paid to do so!

  • your mom

    I wonder if Ichiro will ever get more than 1 hit in a game?

  • Kramerica Industries

    How can every team in baseball hammer Felix Doubront, except this team?

    • The Real Greg

      Brett Cecil model

      • DERP

        Brett Cecil is awesome.

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

      He throws a decent change up. Who gives a fuck, they aren’t making the playoffs anyway.

  • MartinRanger

    No bearing on this team, but Felix Doubront just imploded in Boston.

    • jjyank

      It has a bearing on me. I fucking hate the Red Sox.

      • MartinRanger

        Agreed. SoSH is always fun on nights like this.

        • Get Phelps Up

          What’s SoSH?

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

            http://sonsofsamhorn.net/

            I’m guessing anyway.

            • MartinRanger

              Correct.

              • jjyank

                OTM should be fun too if they lose.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  It always is.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              I see someone there enjoyed the Minnie Mantlez story.

        • jjyank

          I went to school in Red Sox territory, and I was there during their 2007 WS win and the subsequent “reigning champs” crap of the following year. So that in addition to the rest of the rivalry, I will always take pleasure in their misfortune.

  • The Real Greg

    Nice play

  • Mike N

    I am loving CC’s pitching today!

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

      True Ace Justin Verlander would be pitching a perfect game in 20 pitches right now.

      • Mike N

        THIS IS NOT A PLAYOFF TEAM!!!!

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

          Clearly not, we can only win when we hit a homerun (doesn’t matter that the homer came while we were already ahead.)

  • DERP

    No strikeouts. Bust.

  • MartinRanger

    He’s gonna throw a one-hitter isn’t he?

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

      At this rate, probably.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Seriously, fuck. Casper. Wells.

    • jjyank

      Yeah. This would be so exciting if it wasn’t for one ball over the plate.

      • Mike N

        It would be interesting to see the stats on how pitchers do in late innings with one hit versus no hits.

  • MartinRanger

    So this would seem to indicate Russell can catch CC just fine.

    • jjyank

      Hell, this would seem to indicate that Russ should replace Stewart as his personal catcher.

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

    This kid throws HEAT.

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

      First pitch in the bigs 99.8MPH.

  • jjyank

    I love how the trolls are entirely absent from this thread.

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

      Haha, why would they be here. There is literally nothing to complain about, except for maybe a few missed 2 out rallies, but like Greg has said a couple of times, it’s really hard to get 2 out rallies.

    • Mike N

      I was just thinking the same thing. It’s sad that they gain satisfaction from rueing the inevitable decline of the Yankees this season, and none from a great game.

  • The Real Greg

    Martin’s starting to get it together

  • MartinRanger

    The Rus Bus is actually showing signs of life. And he’s been walking at a decent clip and has 12 homers. He really isn’t an offensive black hole.

    SPEED KILLS.

  • DERP

    Nice play.

  • MartinRanger

    Curtis grounded into the shift. Off his ankle.

  • The Real Greg

    Jeter should bunt because he will not be able to get a hit off this guy.

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

      He heard you lol

    • The Real Greg

      And that’s exactly what he did.

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

    If I didn’t have the MLB AT BAT app I’d be upset that I’d miss the end of the game on the bus. Best 10 bucks I’ve ever spent. I just wish I had gotten my new phone before the season, I wouldn’t had wasted 15 dollars on the game day radio.

    • MartinRanger

      The at bat app is serious quality. Unlike most of the things MLB gives us.

      And now Cano against the lefty.

    • RetroRob

      The MLB AT Bat app is great.

    • jjyank

      It seriously the greatest app ever. Weekday day games at work? A little late on my commute home? Out being social during a game? It’s amazing for us die-hards.

      • Mike N

        What does it do?

        • jjyank

          For the 10 bucks you spend, you get all the radio feeds, Gameday, news, stats, etc. Also if you already have MLB.TV, you can stream the game through your phone.

          • Kramerica Industries

            That does sound like the greatest thing ever.

          • Mike N

            Srsly! I have MLB.TV, so I am totally gonna put this on my Blackberry.

  • Mike N

    Nice bunt.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Blah, bunts.

    • Mike N

      It’s gotta be kinda scary to square off and bunt a 100mph fastball.

      • whozat

        Also kind of dumb in that case. Guy making his debut, just gave up a hit, a steal, and then walked the next guy…why give him an out??

        • Mike N

          They’re practicing for the post-season, where you can only win with precision bunting.

  • The Real Greg

    And they’re taking him out? If it’s Ollie Perez, good luck to the M’s.

    • The Real Greg

      Your funeral, M’s

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Oliver Perez is still so young! What a bust.

  • jjyank

    BABIP/RISP WIN!

  • MartinRanger

    That’s more like it Robby.

    Wow he’s driven in how many runs in the last three games?

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Stop popping it up!

  • MartinRanger

    Given how useless Andruw has been recently I can’t say I disagree with leaving him in.

    • MartinRanger

      And that was gorgeous. Thank you Raul.

  • Mike N

    RISPHIT!

  • Mike N

    +1

  • The Real Greg

    From my childhood and it seems apropro in this situation.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....#038;h=360

    • MartinRanger

      THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE YES. I even kinda sort remember this episode. And I’m 24.

      • jjyank

        Don’t feel bad. I’m 24 as well, and I also kinda remember this. I think Greg is only slightly younger anyway, if at all.

        • The Real Greg

          Nope, I’m 24 too.

          • jjyank

            Aren’t we all just a bunch of kindred spirits?

            • Mike N

              You kids get offa my lawn!

              • jjyank

                I see your lawn, and raise you my defecation on it.

                I think I’m young enough to still be immature.

      • The Real Greg

        Me too, man.

        Still watch the old ones on Youtube from time to time to feed my nostalgia.

        • Alkaline

          Heh. I loved this, too. I’m also 24.

  • MartinRanger

    Well at least we won’t have to curse the name of Casper Wells forever.

  • RetroRob

    So reports are that it was the Dodgers who put in the claim for Lee.

    • jjyank

      Yup. They can have him. Whatevs.

      • RetroRob

        Suck up as much money as possible so they’re less competition for other free agents, or even the Yankees free agents.

  • JonS

    What hand does Cano write with?

  • The Real Greg

    Damn, how many new relievers do the Mariners have?

  • MartinRanger

    No no no Chavez don’t do that!

  • MartinRanger

    10 bucks that Casey’s starting against Felix tomorrow.

  • MartinRanger

    God it’s like clockwork. Ichiro hits it hard. Right at an outfielder.

    • jjyank

      And he hits it like 8 inches, and gets a hit. YCPB, Suzyn.

  • The Real Greg

    You can Ichiro is getting only 1 hit per game, but he’s hitting some balls square on the nose

  • Kramerica Industries

    Thank God the Yankees don’t face the Rays anytime soon.

    Evidently, the Rays don’t give up runs anymore. A big fucking annoyance.

    • MartinRanger

      Yankees series aside, the Orioles offense isn’t actually that good.

  • The Real Greg

    Seeing footage of Missy Franklin in her first race in 2001 makes me feel so old.

  • jjyank

    Chavez out, Nix in. Still, it can’t be too bad if they let him finish the at bat, right?

  • MartinRanger

    Damn he dropped the head on that one.

    He hasn’t been the same since that long bottom of the seventh inning.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn CC. You gave up a huge bomb.

  • DERP

    That was brutal.

  • jjyank

    NICE catch, Swish. CC deserves to finish this game.

  • JonS

    Swisher makes routine plays look cool. A faster RF would make that play look boring and routine.

    • Mike N

      I don’t think it was that he is slow, but rather that he was getting a bead on it.

  • DERP

    Great job. I don’t think the final line does it justice.

  • Mike N

    LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MartinRanger

    WINNING STREAK!

  • Ichy balls

    CC really great job tonight.

  • jjyank

    Great game! Amazing.

  • Tom Q

    CC’s line ends up looking a little weaker than deserved. It was about his best game all year, but it won’t look that way in the ERA department.

  • Get Phelps Up

    CC with a big middle finger to the “not an ace” crowd.

  • Tom

    Good job by Girardi leaving CC in…

    It would have been easy to go on autopilot after the HR and think save situation = Soriano, but there was no reason to pull CC there.

  • Mike N

    The MLB Network dicks are discussing whether CC is a “true ace”.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He’s not an ace. Dontrelle Willis is an ace.

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

      Clearly not, he allowed 3 runs(!!!) and 2 homers(!!!) to the Mariners.

      /spelling and grammar to good to be real troll.

    • Big Member

      You mean the same guys who call atleast 40 other pitchers “aces”?

  • Itchy Cro(tch)

    waddafuck with ichiro. another 1 hit game…entertaining

  • CUYanks

    Win number 187 for the big guy.