Game 107: The End of the Homestand

Domination: Felix blanks Yanks in 1-0 loss
Gardner may be able to rejoin Yankees in September
(REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

The Yankees have won just five of their last 15 games and seven of those losses have been decided by just one run. Two others were decided by just two runs. It’s one thing to get dominated by Felix Hernandez, that’s going to happened throughout the course of the season, but some of the other losses were games the Yankees really should have won. A win this afternoon would give them a tolerable 4-5 homestand before heading out on a seven-game road trip. Here’s the lineup…

CF Curtis Granderson
SS Derek Jeter
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Raul Ibanez
RF Nick Swisher
LF Ichiro Suzuki
3B Jayson Nix
Chris Stewart

RHP Freddy Garcia

Today’s game starts a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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Domination: Felix blanks Yanks in 1-0 loss
Gardner may be able to rejoin Yankees in September
  • Arya

    Today’s game has to be won, it’s as simple as that. At home vs a vastly inferior opponent, Tampa or Baltimore will win today so we need to win the games we should win before facing tougher competition in the next 4 series.

    • The Real Greg

      As for tougher competition, the Tigers have been Jekyll and Hyde this year.

      Toronto is scrappy but we kicked their ass the last time we met them

      Rangers at home should be interesting.

      And the Red Sox are trying to avoid a home sweep by the Minnesota Twins.

      Win the game, I agree, but the next 4 series are doable

    • jjyank

      I get the sentiment considering the poor play of late…but in my mind, no game “has” to be won unless two teams are within a game or two. If the Yankees lose, they’ll still be 5.5 up in the division.

      It would really, really like a win and it would certainly make me feel better. But a must-win game? Not in my opinion.

      • The Real Greg

        And yesterday’s loss wasn’t even about poor play. They go handled by a pitcher that owns them historically.

        • jjyank

          And a pitcher who’s one of the best in the entire world. I’d like the Yankees to win, but I just can’t blame any team who loses to Felix.

          • The Real Greg

            He has three shutouts this year.

            Boston, Texas, and New York

            • Brian S.

              CC never does that.

              • FIPster Doofus

                Well, Felix is better. No one would argue with that.

  • Brian S.

    Freddy Garcia is not an ace.

    • jjyank

      It’s hot today. The Sweat Man will be in his element!

  • ron

    what happened to DoTF last night

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      he linked to the minor league box scores at the bottom of the Game Recap

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    I think 6 IP 3 ER are reasonable expectations for Freddy today. The key to winning this game is figuring out Iwakuma who pitched well against the Yankees the last time they faced him. He’s been pretty mediocre overall this year though so.

    • The Real Greg

      Iwakuma has given up one home run in 8 straight games.

      • Nathan

        Let’s hope the Yankees make their one count then.

        • The Real Greg

          I think it might be more than one.

  • Nathan

    The Yankees were on fire not that long ago but it FEELS like it was a while back.

    Here’s to hoping they win one today and go on another tear.

  • The Real Greg

    A note on Ichiro

    BaBIP with the Yanks: .238
    BaBIP with the M’s: .279

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Harness that sweat Freddy! Turn it into an Asset!

  • JonS

    .5 o/u Montero will have a passed ball.

  • Brian S.

    Chris Stewart is fucking terrible.

    • The Real Greg

      It was ruled a wild pitch, not a passed ball.

      And in hindsight, the run would have scored anyway

      • The Troll

        Hey asshat, aren’t you the one always harping about, “FALLACY OF THE PREDETERMINED OUTCOME”?

        • The Real Greg

          That’s why I said “in hindsight” dumbass

          • The Troll

            Oh, I see, you right massa. I is wrong, massa.

            • The Troll

              I’m kidding, by the way. The “in hindsight” doesn’t negate the issue.

      • JohnnyC

        He’s so much better than Cervelli. Right?

        • JonS

          They are both horrible. However, giving up Kontos for his was stupid.

        • The Real Greg

          No. They’re virtually even.

  • widget

    why not lose a series at home against the mariners. It’s not nearly as bad as losing a series at home to the twins.

    • The Real Greg

      Ask the Red Sox how that feels.

      • widget

        You still coming to grips with the red sox being a terrible team and non threat?

  • Nathan

    6 pitchers, one PB, one run and one on.

    • Nathan

      Pitches, not pitchers.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Thank you, Jesus.

  • Brian S.

    Steal Curtis!

    • Brian S.

      God he’s fucking slow anymore.

  • Brian

    Losing more games than winning on a homestand is not what I’d consider “tolerable.”

  • Athenian

    Now, I don’t get to watch the Mariners everyday and I know there is much love for Montero, but I have to say, in his first full season, he is not been that impressive and may have been a difficult piece for the Yankees to fit in, other than at DH which the team already has 5 on the roster.

    Even though Pineda did not pitch this year, I still like the trade and think the Yankees will get the better end of the deal.

    • FIPster Doofus

      “Even though Pineda did not pitch this year, I still like the trade and think the Yankees will get the better end of the deal.”

      That’s a lot to except with a labrum injury. I’m not as optimistic.

      • FIPster Doofus

        *expect

    • Athenian

      But, he is only 22/23, so time will tell.

      • Nathan

        The injury Pineda had wasn’t a minor one.

        The logic that Montero is having a sub-par year therefore Pineda should be better is a flawed one.

        Truth is, this year, the M’s at least have gotten production out of their end of the trade while the Yankees have not. Next year and moving forward? Well, we’ll see.

  • Arya

    Yep, wouldn’t want to play any small ball to match the Ms. Try a steal, a bunt, anything. The home runs just aren’t coming right now.

    • The Real Greg

      The thing is that if you mention small ball around here, you get banned.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        This team wasn’t built to play small ball and that style of play is overrated anyway.

    • Brian S.

      After two batters?

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Let’s go Mark.

  • The Troll

    Uh oh . . . RISP with less than two outs. They fu**ed.

  • The Real Greg

    I didn’t know Tex was that good with RISP. I thought he was worse

  • CBean

    Wait did Teix actually beat that out?

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Well, that’s one way to beat the shift.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Texa Vu

  • The Real Greg

    The shift backfires

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

      I don’t trust shifts really.

  • Brian S.

    HUSTLE

  • Arya

    There you go- small ball, timely hitting and hustle and good things happen.

    • Brian S.

      Yeah I would hate to see a home run right here. That ‘small ball’ came off of two seeing eye ground balls.

      • The Real Greg

        The second one wasn’t a seeing eye ground ball. It was slow enough into the shift.

  • Mike N

    Nice hustle!

  • jjyank

    Mark with teh wheels! I’ll take it.

  • Brian S.

    Good job Ibanez.

  • The Real Greg

    Nasty pitch

  • teddy

    only a moron bats ibanez before swisher

  • Mike N

    Vicious splitter.

  • Brian S.

    Six batters up, one run. Small ball!

    • The Real Greg

      Just be happy they scored, okay?

      • Hummingbird S.

        How dare somebody expect a top-5 offense to score more than 1 run in one inning against a mediocre pitcher? As usual, you’re so right Greg.

        • The Real Greg

          Expect nothing. You avoid disappointment that way

          • Hummingbird S.

            Your life must suck.

  • Kosmo

    could swisher possibly get a 2 out rbi ?

  • The Real Greg

    I imagine Kawasaki is hard to K, but still a bad job by Freddy

  • Mike N

    Garcia is just not confidence inspiring.

  • Brian S.

    You just walked a guy with a 26 wRC+ Freddy.

  • The Real Greg

    He ran in place!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    What the hell was that?

  • Hummingbird S.

    that fake steal was awesome..

  • Mike N

    And his body language is just horrible, like he feels like he’s losing the game.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Kawasaki: master of the deke

    • jjyank

      Haha yeah that was hilarious.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    fucking awful Freddy

  • Mike N

    ugh

  • Brian S.

    Go kill yourself Freddy. You just walked the two worst hitters in baseball.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Freddy……….it’s fucking Chone Figgins…….

  • Nathan

    Watching Freddy pitch lately has not been fun.

    Though that fake running by Ichiro Jr was entertaining.

  • rconn23

    Walking one of the worst offensive players in baseball. Awesome Freddy.

  • CBean

    Phelps, please

  • Mike N

    I love how they’re trying to analyze Garcia’s pitching without saying, “He sucks”.

    • Brian S.

      +1

  • The Real Greg

    Ackley helped him out. That was ball 3

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I am sick of Freddy Garcia.

    Not ripping him, I just don’t like watching the game on days he pitches.

  • The Real Greg

    Ackley saved Garcia’s bacon

  • Mike N

    Phew.

  • Hummingbird S.

    How can anyone be surprised by freddy pitching like shit? It is who he is nowadays.. the only thing surprising is that he’s still starting for a division leader.

    • The Real Greg

      The thing that is surprising is that he hasn’t been bombed of late.
      He’s given up 3 runs only in each of his last two starts.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Hallelujah

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Sluggo reference…….nice

  • The Real Greg

    Ichiro’s crappy babip continues

    • Andruw’s Smile

      BABIP shouldn’t be evaluated after 12 games…

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Everything should be evaluated after 12 games.

        Even life.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Jason Nix has some mad reflexes.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Haha @ im-potent. Just say it right, Kay.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    Stewie!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Chris Stewart. That man just gets base hits.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    RISP WIN

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice base running by Stewart

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    CLUTCHNESS! It does exist!

  • Brian S.

    What’s the record for number of shitty platoon players with OBP’s at or below .310 on a World Series contender.

    • The Real Greg

      Who gives a shit?

      • The Troll

        He does. That’s why he asked. Greg, stop being a dick.

        • The Real Greg

          Tell him to stop being a asshole when the team scores runs.

      • Brian S.

        What’s with you the last two days?

        • The Real Greg

          What’s with YOU the last two days?

          You are usually not this negative

          • Brian S.

            And you are never negative?

            • The Real Greg

              No I am. But not to that level

              I mean yesterday, you were like “Fuck Felix” “Fuck Seattle”

              You are never like that.

              • Kempire Strikes Back

                Who cares?

              • Brian S.

                I’m not a huge fan of Felix after he broke Alex’s hand.

        • The Troll

          He’s menstruating.

          • Brian S.

            That’s what he accused me of yesterday.

            • The Troll

              Signs of shedding one’s uterine wall: Irrationality, hysteria.

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

    Stewart might have been out if Seattle had a real catcher blocking the plate.

    • jjyank

      Zing!

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

        He’s the enemy now. I couldn’t resist the urge to take a shot at him even if it was probably unfair.

        • jjyank

          I feel ya. As irrational as it may be, the ridiculous fawning over Montero in April on here made me actually start to dislike him. I’m coming back from that stance now, but back when there were like 5 commenters a night updating his batting line over and over again in the comments, it started to make me dislike the poor guy.

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

            Agree 100%.

            It would be one thing to root for him as a former Yankee farm hand but the vibe I always got was they want him to do well so they can bitch about why the Yankees shouldn’t have traded him away.

  • The Real Greg

    When you throw so many balls, you don’t get that call Freddy

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Guess it’s a pre-requisite for a Mariner hitter to get to 3-0 today

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Yikes….

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

      Ichiro can’t hit anymore but he has to be one of the best defensive outfielders I’ve ever seen.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Come on. Don’t show doughnuts

  • Brian S.

    Those donuts look amazing. And I don’t eat sweets.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Robbie Cano just has the most beautiful swing in baseball. No doubt about it.

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

      Prettiest swing since Ken Griffey Jr.

      • jjyank

        I agree. The link I tried to post isn’t showing up, which is a bummer. I’ll try again in a minute.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        That got me to looking up some old footage of Jr. His swing was almost inhuman.

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

          He was the best non PED enhanced player of my lifetime.

  • Adam

    haha Sterling on Paulie, “He has the most perfect figure, for a man.”

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

      He’ll have to fight Susan first for a piece of Paulie.

      • Adam

        Paul O’Neill rule…score late, and score often. Aww yeah.

  • The Real Greg

    This could be the slowest 2-1 game ever.

  • The Troll

    Wow. So productive those two . . .

    • The Troll

      Those three*

  • Brian S.

    LOL.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ichiro has to get a hit with RISP for the Yankees at some point, right?

    • The Real Greg

      Why? They cant get their own hits with RISP

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        They do on occasion at least. Ichiro is 0-13 now.

        • The Real Greg

          Well he has 2 RBIs, and one was by the homer, so…

  • Nathan

    K…the glitter is starting to wear off the Ichiro trade.

    • widget

      Not sure there was any glitter. More of a faded tin color.

    • Brian S.

      He was brought in for defense and baserunning.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Sad

  • Arya

    Chance to get Freddy some cushion and 3 straight pop ups. Well done.

  • Kosmo

    Iwakama vs Garcia, it doesn´t get any better than this !

  • stuart a

    ichiro cannot get a hit with RISP. not sure if he has gotten 1 yet for the Yanks…..

    he is avg at best. a poormans gardner ouch………

  • Nathan

    Ventura and…Donnie?

    • The Real Greg

      Ventura was there after Girardi had gone

  • The Real Greg

    A ton of popups by both teams

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    TEX. He’s gotta be the frontrunner for the AL Firstbase Gold Glove. No way they’re giving to Prince and Gonzalez hasn’t hit well enough.

    • Brian S.

      Pujols will have more home runs than him. He will win it.

      • Brian S.

        And more RBI’s. BBWAA loves those things.

        • Evan3457

          I thought managers and coaches vote the Gold Gloves.

      • Mike N

        That would be a travesty, as Teix’s glove is substantially better than Pujols’s.

    • Mike N

      Agreed 100%.

    • The Troll

      AGon? What does hitting have to do with GGs? Also, his line reads: .300/.344/.442 . . . I’d take that any day of the week.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        You don’t believe GG voting is entirely based on fielding prowess, do you?

        • The Troll

          I believe it’s based mostly off history . . . You win 3, you get another . . . You win 8, you’ll have 12 on the shelf in no time.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            I agree.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        His power numbers have dropped off considerably though which is concerning for the Red Sox.

  • The Real Greg

    Iwakuma seems to be a mix of Kuroda and Garcia

    • Brian S.

      racist

      • The Real Greg

        I meant in their styles. Not in his looks

        • The Troll

          Bigot

          • The Real Greg

            Pitching styles

            • The Troll

              Homophobe

            • Kempire Strikes Back

              Misogynist

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    Ugh, a little harder Nix.

    • Brian S.

      That’s what she said!

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

        Heh whoops, didn’t realize I had gone there. My bad.

  • Mike N

    Good to see that Garcia has settled down.

  • The Real Greg

    Another “just missed”

  • Arya

    At 1:35 yesterday were we already in the 7th inning? This is really moving very slow and it’s only 2-1. Break it open already.

  • The Troll

    Ichiro and Stewart have nearly the same line . . . I’m not quite sure what that says about EITHER player.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Nice block, Jesus.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice job Cap.

  • Mike N

    JEET!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    What’s with all the name calling and hostility? Is the heat wearing everyone out?

    • Brian S.

      I’m just messing around.

      • The Real Greg

        So am I. The negativity gets into me a bit.

  • The Troll

    And he can RUN!!! Yeah BOOYYYEEEEE!

  • Brian S.

    Greg thinks Iwakuma is a bad driver but is good at math.

    • The Troll

      He also eats Chik-Fil-A every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while donning a white sheet over his head. And he’s a staunch believer of women being paid less in the workplace. Oh Greg. You rascal.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Greg endorses the Jim Crow laws.

        • The Troll

          Greg harpoons dolphins for sport.

          • The Real Greg

            I blow my nose on $100 bills

          • Kempire Strikes Back

            Greg believes Global Warming is a government hoax with all his heart.

            • The Troll

              Greg is a covert financier of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Greg napalmed an entire village of Cambodian cattle because he destroyed hit backyard BBQ in a fit of Yankee-induced rage.

              • Kempire Strikes Back

                Greg is an advocate of the Gold Standard and thinks Rick Santorum is “all right”.

                • The Troll

                  Greg kicks his dog with steel-tipped boots.

                  • Kempire Strikes Back

                    Greg is an avid Ayn Rand fan.

                    • The Troll

                      Greg’s father is Jerry Sandusky. Greg has issues.

    • The Real Greg

      Hey, the Japanese have some great formula 1 drivers.

      • The Troll

        So what you’re implying is that Asians have poor eyesight? Greg, that’s incredibly insensitive.

        • Pat D

          My 14 year old half Brazilian cousin, when seeing the Olympics on last weekend, said that Japanese people can’t see because they have slanted eyes.

          Needless to say, I wanted to throw her through the window. Then again, since she’s basically always been a bitch, that’s par for the course.

          • The Troll

            I too have a cousin who is a bitch. She is also fat. Positive correlation? Surprisingly, no.

          • Brian S.

            Let me know when your cousin is 18. If she’s Brazilian she has a big ass.

            • The Troll

              Brazilians are also renowned for their affinity of plastic surgery.

    • Pat D

      I tried to post the Family Guy Asian driver joke, but it’s not showing up. Eh, whatever.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Captain clutch. Stewart has scored 2 of the Yankees 3 runs today.

  • Arya

    Chris Stewart MVP of the ballgame.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    God if Robbie just learned some plate discipline he’d be a top 3 hitter in the game.

  • The Real Greg

    Gotta be Freddy Garcia, right?

    • The Real Greg

      I’m wrong

      • Pat D

        You tried your best and failed. The lesson is, “Never try.”

        • jjyank

          “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          “Never try, never fail.” -Squidward Tentacles

  • jjyank

    Just got back from doing random stuff around the apartment…this game thread has taken a rather interesting route. Not that I’m complaining, it was entertaining to read through the last ~30 min of comments.

    • Pat D

      It’s like when I took a break yesterday and came back to find nothing but comments on whether or not it’s OK to constantly pick on the announcers. Comedy gold.

    • The Troll

      Greg clubs baby seals . . . after dragging them behind his tinted out Chevrolet pick-up truck. Sick, Greg. Appalling.

      • jjyank

        Greg drives his RV across the country so he can defecate in as many super markets as possible. He then proceeds to steal candy from small children standing outside en route to getting back in his RV parked in the handicapped spot.

        Sorry Greg, I had to. It looks like too much fun.

        • The Troll

          Greg’s last name is Hitler.

          • jjyank

            Hitler (and by extension, Greg) was born on 4/20. I will leave that to others to decide where I was going with that.

            • The Troll

              Greg lied to his doctor, complaining of nausea and headaches, in order to receive his medical marijuana license. Greg has cheated the American government and medical system. Greg is addicted to Hentai, Code Red Mountain Dew, and Ecstasy.

            • Kempire Strikes Back

              Greg is family friend of the Campbells of Holland Township, New Jersey.

              • The Troll

                Greg is the owner of an wildlife conservancy and exotic menagerie, which he claims is step forward for animal rights, but is actually a wicked sin-bed for his sick trists of bestiality. Greg prefers giraffes.

              • jjyank

                That’s about 15 minutes from where I grew up!

                • Kempire Strikes Back

                  I actually live in Alexandria Township, which is right next door to Holland Township. It’s boring as fuck over here.

                  • jjyank

                    No way! I live in DC now, but spent most of my life in Bethlehem Township, like 5 miles outside of Clinton.

                    • Kempire Strikes Back

                      What High School did you go to? I went to Del Val. I think Bethlehem sends it’s kids to Hunterdon Central.

  • Andy

    That’s incredibly frustrating

  • Mike N

    Two-out RBIs are painful.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Fun watching other teams get 2out hits that score runs

    • The Real Greg

      We’ve got 2 today. Granderson and Jeter have 2 out RBIs

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        false

        • The Real Greg

          Why?

          • The Troll

            Because you’re ignorant and a supporter of terrorism.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Granderson reached on an error. He did not get an RBI.

  • Kramerica Industries

    God is this an annoying inning.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Take him out please.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Freddy just get the fucking third out.

  • Brian S.

    Stop giving up runs Fred

  • Mike N

    Phew!!

  • The Real Greg

    SO each team has scored 2 times with 2 outs. The difference is, we have one more run.

    • The Real Greg

      I;m sorry. The M’s have scored only 1 2out run. We have 2

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Meredith looks exquisite today.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Nothing new there.

  • Brian S.

    Zobrist was taken out of the game and was seen hugging teammates in the dugout.

    • The Real Greg

      Wonder where he’s going?

    • Brian S.

      Because of back spasms. Nevermind.

    • http://yankeesblogtbnl.blogspot.com Derek

      Apparently just back spasms, but the hugging makes the back spasms claim strange to me.

      • Brian S.

        Maybe they were hugging just because.

        • jjyank

          Bromance.

  • Mike N

    RAUL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andy

    He just missed one his last at bat…gets it this time

  • The Real Greg

    The Count with a blast

  • http://yankeesblogtbnl.blogspot.com Derek

    What a blast…

  • jjyank

    VOLDEMORT….GOES YARDEMORT!!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    That was a fucking moonshot by Raul. He’s making Cashninja look smarter and smarter every day.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    So everybody is yelling at Greg, calling him a racist and a bigot…and I missed it.

    Very disappointed.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Greg voted for Rick Perry in the Republican primaries. He agrees with everything in this ad:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ata_player

      • Pat D

        Let’s all secede!!!

        • jjyank

          Sometimes I think America would be better off if the North didn’t fight the Civil War.

          • Pat D

            I think that, too, but then I remember that Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays and Hank Aaron would never have been able to play baseball, and that we may have never had a space program, and that there probably wouldn’t be a Disney World, and a bunch of other stuff.

            • jjyank

              I think Cali would have been on the North’s side though, so we’d have Disney Land anyway!

              • Pat D

                But that’s so far away…

                • jjyank

                  Two-front war, baby!

                • The Troll

                  It’s also in Southern California, Anaheim to be exact . . . Not a place anyone should ever want to visit/live.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        We need to deport all the gays back to Europe and convert our tanks into pick up trucks. ‘MERICA!

        • Pat D

          Saw a Suburban yesterday that had a sticker in the window with a picture of a handgun and a caption that read “We don’t call 911!”

          I’m saying to myself, of course you don’t, because you’ll get killed by the other guy before you have a chance.

          • Kempire Strikes Back

            Wow. Were do live? Northern Michigan? Heartland Texas? South Carolina?

            • Pat D

              Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

              Trust me, this area is a perfect little example of melting pot that is our country. A lot of different minorities in the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton; a lot of white yuppies; and a ton of white rednecks.

              • Kempire Strikes Back

                I live about 10 minutes from the Delaware River on the New Jersey side and I agree. In this area there’s lots of diversity, and lots of hicks.

                • jjyank

                  Right there with ya boys. Or at least a was a few months ago.

                  • Kempire Strikes Back

                    There are a lot of Penn State fans (cultists) around here too. Yuck.

  • Andy

    Why did they take him out?

    • Brian S.

      Because he didn’t want the Mariners to score anymore.

      /trollface

  • Brian S.

    Greg doesn’t use coasters when he is a guest at someone’s house.

    • The Troll

      Greg doesn’t wipe his shoes.

    • Andy

      Do you respect wood?

    • The Troll

      Greg has auditioned for Jersey Shore multiple times. He went under the sobriquet, “G-Spot”.

    • jjyank

      Greg pisses in the toilet and NEVER flushes.

      • The Real Greg

        Greg puts his elbows up at the table

      • The Troll

        Greg pees on the seat and does not wipe anything, ever.

    • Pat D

      Greg is also known as Duh! Innings when he takes his Mr. Hyde potion.

      • Mike N

        The real trolls are much better than you goofs.

        • Pat D

          Who’s trolling?

          • The Troll

            Only The Troll can troll. And right now, The Troll is on patrol.

    • The Troll

      Greg gallivants in a Hummer that gets 1.5 miles to the gallon, while deflating bicycle tires and driving on sidewalks.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Did Michael Kay really just that Chris Stewart “gives them offense”?

    • The Real Greg

      He kinda does.

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        Only kinda.

    • Brian S.

      I guarantee they think Stewart is a better hitter than Martin because of batting average.

  • Mike N

    STEWART FOR PLAYER OF THE GAME!!!!!!!!!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Chris Stewart is making a name for himself.

  • Arya

    Chris Stewart is a triple and a home run short of the cycle.

    • The Troll

      Haha. That’s something you don’t hear very often.

  • The Real Greg

    Bad execution by Jeter

  • Arya

    If Jeter had bunted they would have walked Robbie Cano. Now Robbie gets to hit.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Oliver Perez versus Robbie Cano?

    Eric Wedge is playing right into our hands. Muwhahahahahahhahahahaha

  • The Real Greg

    Ollie Perez’s coming in

    You know what that means…

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Train jokes? That’s fucked up, bro.

  • Pat D

    Someone had to make fun of Adrian Gonzalez, huh?

  • Andy

    jones please

    • The Real Greg

      No. Lefties hit .373 off of Perez

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

        Who cares, Ibanez can’t hit lefties period.

        • Mike N

          He’s 3-for-7 against Perez.

          • Mike N

            4-for-8!

      • Tom

        Previous 3 years: the avg is .205

        But I’m sure the 28 AB sample size you are using is much more meaningful. The smaller the sample the better, right?

        • The Real Greg

          The previous 3 years were ’08,’09, and 10

          There’s a missing year in there

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

    Here comes the gift out because Girardi won’t pinch-hit with Andruw.

    • The Real Greg

      Did you not see the stat before?

      Lefties hit .373 off of Perez

      • Andy

        He could not have looked worse on those first two pitches

        • The Real Greg

          And

          • Andy

            it worked once. I’m happy that it worked out obviously, but I still disagree with the decision.

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

        It’s 30 PA.

        • Rich in NJ

          This will probably cause Girardi to use Ibanez against a lefty in a bigger spot against a better lefty.

        • The Troll

          Mike just got OWNED!

      • mustang

        THIS !!!!!

        But whatever.

  • Mike N

    That’s a pretty interesting move to IBB Teix to get to Raul, lefty-righty notwithstanding.

  • Tom

    Joe… Ibanez is not good vs lefties. Regardless of teh result this is a boneheaded decision.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Where have you gone, Andruw Jooo-ooo-ones, our lonely nation turns it’s eyes to you, woo-ooo-oooh.

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

    Figures. That only means Girardi will keep not pinch-hitting.

    • Brian S.

      I can’t wait until Ibanez faces Phil Coke with the bases loaded in the ALDS and strikes out.

      • mustang

        True Yankees fan.

        Wow! Would like to see his team fail just to prove a point.

        No luck with that.

  • The Real Greg

    Well, waddya know? Lefties hit Oliver Perez

    • Tom

      .205 average the last 3 years

      Waddya know?

      How to misuse statistics?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Rauuuuuul!!!!!

    npoh

  • RetroRob

    Unfortunately that hit will convince Joe to leave Ibanez in games in situations like this again. Why have two righthanded bats on the bench if you’re not going to use them to try and blow the game open?

    • mustang

      Example of people are never happy.

      • Rich in NJ

        Or more accurately, that some people understand that sample size matters.

        • mustang

          Do you mean like below?

    • The Real Greg

      Now with that hit. lefties hit .413 off of Perez

      12 hits in 29 ABs

      • Tom

        .205 average the previous 3 years

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Greg, do you think those 29 ABs outweigh the 870 previous career ABs Perez had where he was better against lefties than righties? And do they outweigh the past couple years where Ibanez has around a .500 OPS vs. lefties?

        You’re constantly drawing lessons from only very recent events, and that’s not very predictive of what will happen in the future. I’ll bet you anything Perez will do better vs. lefties the rest of this season, and for the rest of his career.

  • jjyank

    Voldemort laughs at your platoon splits!

  • mustang

    Ibanez says ” SHUT UP AND LET ME HIT THE DAMN BALL”

    LOL

  • Brian S.

    That 2-2 pitch to Ibanez could have been called a strike. I think we caught a break.

    • Mike N

      Looked low to me.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ollie Perez: Not even good at LOOGYing any longer.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Fuck the cameraman and Michael Kay. Almost as bad as Sterling.

    • jjyank

      Yeah that was bad. “DEEP TO RIGHT FIELD. GOING BACK….”

      Alright.

      • jjyank

        By “right”, I meant “left”.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        That was about a 300 footer. Didn’t even make it to the warning track. You’d think Kay would be good at reading fly balls with how long he’s been at this.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Cue Greg “I told you so” comments. Hey, by the way, did you guys know that the Oakland Athletics would be a pain in the ass?

  • Mike N

    Given that Raul himself was 3-7 lifetime against Perez, I’m not sure I see the problem with Girardi’s decision to leave him in there, and I’m not sure that Girardi’s take-home-lesson will be “leave Ibanez in against lefties”.

    • Arya

      I don’t think so. They’re just generalizing things. If it’s a better lefty in a much more important game I’m sure Girardi goes to the righty. But then Wedge brings in the righty to face Jones. What are the righty’s #s against Jones? You have to take that into account as well and they aren’t.

      • Andy

        Jones is far, far better against righties than Ibanez is against lefties

      • Mike N

        Dunno if they had a righty warmed up and ready to go if Jones pinch hit.

      • jjyank

        I have been multitasking, so correct me if I’m wrong. But wasn’t Perez brought in just for Ibanez? If that’s the case, isn’t he required to have a batter before he can be removed, regardless of the pincher hitter situation?

        I’m not arguing Jones vs. Ibanez, but I don’t think Wedge could have brought in a righty regardless of what Girardi did.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Perez was brought in to face Cano

          • jjyank

            My bad. Like I said, I’m only half paying attention. Today is laundry day for me.

        • Mike N

          No. Perez pitched to Teix.

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

        Then you pinch-hit Chavez. The Yankees have a really strong bench and it’s okay to occasionally use it.

    • Brian S.

      I hope Girardi doesn’t make decisions based on 7 plate appearances.

      • The Real Greg

        He also did it because he saw that lefties hit .393 off of Perez this year.

      • Mike N

        There’s a difference between seven plate appearances “lefties against Perez” and seven plate appearances “Ibanez against Perez”. The latter is a meaningful piece of information if you are deciding whether to allow Ibanez to bat against Perez.

  • The Real Greg

    Ibanez was 3-7 career against Perez

    Combine that with lefties hitting 11-28 off of Perez this year.

    Let him hit.

    • RetroRob

      Looseleaf binder logic.

    • mustang

      NOOOOOO!!!!!

      Jones should of hit anyway even if it work out. They should replay the inning and let Jones hit because the Lords of baseball said so.

    • Tom

      .205 average the last 3 years

      You really don’t understand small sample sizes

      3 for 7? What if it was 2 for 7? (and say one of those hit was broken bat hit) Would you treat the numbers different.

      • The Real Greg

        You forget that Perez did not pitch last year. So there’s a missing year between those 3 years and this year

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          So to be clear, the fact that Perez missed a year means that we should use his last 29 ABs to predict that he’s worse vs. lefties than righties, despite the overwhelming evidence from the rest of his career to the contrary. Is that right?

          Do you think he’ll do worse vs. lefties for the rest of this season and for the rest of his career? If so, I’ll take that bet any day.

        • Tom

          He has 30 PA’s.

          I’ll take a couple of years of data over a ridiculous 30 PA sample size.

          And why are you quoting 3 for 7 for Ibanez if the info I’m providing is “old”… just so I understand, you can only use data prior to this year when it suits your argument?

          Those 7 AB’s all occurred this year, right?

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Greg is the king of small sample sizes.

        • The Real Greg

          When reliever are involved, all the sample sizes are going to be small.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            That doesn’t mean you should make predictions based on those sample sizes. You shouldn’t, and if you do, you’ll be wrong very often.

            If you did, every time a relief pitcher started off his career with 29 ABs where he had a reverse platoon split, you’d predict that he’s going to continue to have a reverse platoon split. And you’d be wrong most of the time, because most relief pitchers don’t.

  • MartinRanger

    The Yankees best offensive performers today are Raul Ibanez and Chris ‘Slugging’ Stewart.

    And that’s just fine with me.

    I wonder if leaving Ibanez in was a binder decision or a gut/PH-reluctance decision.

    • RetroRob

      A gut decision based on binder notes?

      Seriously, if Joe had shown a willingness to pinch hit for Ibanez in the past and he decided to leave him in the game today against Perez, I’d question it less. It’s the fact that he lately keeps leaving Ibanez in to face lefties when he’s shown no ability to hit them and he NOW has two righties to come off the bench.

      Maybe it has something to do with Chavez not being able to play and not wanting to lose the DH position if there was an injury.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So I’m seeing Greg being called everything in the book here, but can’t figure out what he said to start it. Can I get a Cliff Notes version here?

    • jjyank

      It’s all in good humor. At least the comments from me are. But considering Greg himself got into it, I’m pretty sure it’s al in good fun. Do your own, Tilapia, I’m sure it will be funny.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Greg’s a piece-of-shit-fucking-Castro-sympathizer?

        • jjyank

          /Ozzie Guillen’d

        • The Troll

          Too much cussing. Greg drives a Harley chopper just for the ear-shattering pops of the muffler.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      The Real Greg says:
      August 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm
      Iwakuma seems to be a mix of Kuroda and Garcia

      Brian S. says:
      August 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm
      racist

      The rest is history.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “You look exotic. Was your dad a GI?”

    • The Troll

      Greg’s favorite “films” are Gigli and From Justin to Kelly. He also talks on his cell phone, chews loudly, and laughs uncontrollably while at the movie theater.

      • The Troll

        And the guy smokes menthol cigarettes at Chuck-E-Cheese while perving on welfare-ridden, single mother divorces.

      • jjyank

        While eating a watermelon?

        Sorry, that was going to far.

        • The Troll

          And yet, even if it’s only in my own personal experience, has always been true. Stereotypes are typically true. Sad, yes, but cultivated from truth. :(

          • jjyank

            I know, you are right. Stereotypes do exist for a reason, at least most of the time.

            My coworkers are fun-loving racists. My supervisor’s birthday was last month (he’s black), and my Asian assistant manager bought him Pop-Eyes chicken for lunch. He loved it.

            • The Troll

              In the immortal words of Avenue Q, “everyone’s a little bit racist.” The world might actually get along a little better if we just embraced such differences and cut away all this PC BS. Also, some people are total tight asses with no sense of humor whatsoever. Those people suck chode.

              • The Troll

                The more you know . . . brought to you from late 90’s NBC.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  and THAT’S one to grow on…..brought to you by mid-80’s NBC.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t say this out loud very often, but I will here, since I am among friends.

        I enjoyed “Glitter.”

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Booooooone!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Welcome back, Good Boone Logan.

  • MartinRanger

    What a job by Boone Logan! And with the 4-run lead we might even spare Robertson and Soriano heading into Detroit.

  • jjyank

    Boonetang.

    *gives mad cookies*

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Boone Logan proving he’s more than just a LOOGY. Speaking of Boone, how’s Arodys Vizcaino doing these days?

    • MartinRanger

      He’s currently not pitching for the Cubs. He had TJ surgery earlier in the year.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This really becomes a lot more enjoyable when you don’t look up stats on splits and just want the guy holding the bat at the time to get on base.

  • Arya

    I like how people always complain about Girardi and his binder then he goes against the book once, it works, and people still complain. It was Oliver Perez in an early August game against the Mariners, it’s not like he’s going to follow the same line of thinking against a better lefty in a mid October game.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      he’s been doing that all year long

    • Mike N

      Don’t you get it? Girardi is much stupider than any of us, and now he has learned the stupid lesson from this one at-bat that Ibanez is great against lefties and he is gonna leave Ibanez in all the time against lefties, even in game seven of the world series.

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        The weird thing is that Joe always gets accused of using this mythical binder of his, but he’s just as capable of doing something completely boneheaded and “old school” and then trotting out some cliched reason why he did it. To hear some people talk you’d think Girardi was always beholden to his book of stats, and that’s not true at all.

  • Brian S.

    lol

  • The Real Greg

    Wow

  • MartinRanger

    Ichiro!

  • Andy

    HIT STREAK!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Hahahaha they gave Ichiro a hit. The streak lives.

    • MartinRanger

      Not watching. How generous was the scoring decision?

      • RetroRob

        It was an easily catchable ball. 100% catch rate, but it got lost in the sun. It was the proper scoring decision, but it was a total luck hit.

        • MartinRanger

          With all the liners he’s been hitting at people he deserves that one.

          • RetroRob

            Yes, plus it keeps alive the odd, one-hit-a-game batting streak. Twelve down, 45 to go!

    • Brian S.

      Single and an error?

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Not sure. But Kay said Ichy was granted a hit on the play. The official scorer must be aware of the streak.

  • Arya

    Nix needs to get on here so Chris Stewart can hit a 3 run home run and end this thing.

  • The Real Greg

    Guess what?

    That’s another hit by a lefty.

    13-31, I believe now. A .419 BA

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It’s a pop up to shallow CF. Are you really trying to use that to try to further your argument?

      • The Real Greg

        It was scored as a hit and goes into the books as a hit.

        I’m just stating facts.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          and completely misrepresenting their significance

          • The Real Greg

            Everything is significant.

            • Tom

              Of course significance is not a binary outcome.

              (which is why in statistcs that have tests of significance and things like regression analysis)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That’s what Idi Amin said.

    • Andy

      Shows how useless that stat is

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Q: What’s better than making predictions based on small sample sizes?

      A: Claiming that you were right based on even smaller sample sizes!

      Greg, I’ll repeat my question from above. Are you predicting that Perez will pitch worse vs. lefties than righties the rest of this season, and the rest of his career as a reliever?

      • The Real Greg

        A: When relievers are involved, they are always going to be small sample sizes.

        B: This season? Yes. The rest of his career? Don’t know.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          A. Repeating my answer above:
          That doesn’t mean you should make predictions based on those sample sizes. You shouldn’t, and if you do, you’ll be wrong very often.

          If you did, every time a relief pitcher started off his career with 29 ABs where he had a reverse platoon split, you’d predict that he’s going to continue to have a reverse platoon split. And you’d be wrong most of the time, because most relief pitchers don’t.

          B. Bet taken!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    They still bunt?

  • MartinRanger

    Runner on third for the Yankees’ best hitter.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Small ball! Are you happy now Greg, you xenophobe?

  • Mike N

    Sutor?ku o utsu!

  • mustang

    Someone please tell me how does a Yankees fan say this:

    Brian S. says:
    August 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    I can’t wait until Ibanez faces Phil Coke with the bases loaded in the ALDS and strikes out.

    “Cutting off the nose to spite the face”

    • Arya

      That’s crazy. Even if it’s the wrong decision I’d like to see it work and see the Yankees win. I’d never wish that they’d lose just to be proven right. I’m guessing they wanted Ibanez to fail there and see us lose this game. Good thing he came through and we’re on our way to taking 2/3 in the series.

      • mustang

        THANK YOU!!!!!!!

        AGREE 100%

  • captain kiwi

    interesting game thread o_O

    and attaboy ichiro. lol.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I hope he breaks DiMaggio’s record and somehow hits under .300 during the streak.

      #ireallydontmeanthat

      • captain kiwi

        someone was joking about ichiro’s 57 game hit streak with a slg of .225

        i’d die.

  • The Troll

    When small ball goes wrong . . .

  • RetroRob

    Stepping away from the Yankee game for a second, what do people think the Phillies should do with Cliff Lee?

    I think they should “gift” him to the Dodgers and get the committment off their books. I haven’t heard if the Dodgers were one of the teams on his no-trade list.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    DRob? Really? Using your best set-up guy back to back days to protect a 4 run lead?

  • MartinRanger

    D-Rob again? I’m surprised after the two-inning outing yesterday.

    Then again Nova is pitching tomorrow, so the odds D-Rob are slim he’s needed.

    • RetroRob

      Sarcasm, I hope. : -)

      • MartinRanger

        A bit of cynicism to steel myself for him to get pounded. His ungodly extra base hit rate and that ballpark and that lineup? Not a great combination.

        Obviously I hope I’m wrong.

    • Brian S.

      YOU WANT THE YANKEES TO FAIL!!!!!!!!

      • mustang

        Making his point is all that matter in baseball.

  • Brian S.

    Someone please tell me how does a Yankee fan say this:

    mustang says:
    August 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    I wish Germany had won.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ….with a thick accent?

    • The Troll

      mustang also said:
      July 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Pol Pot was my idol growing up.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Something tells me he didn’t really mean either of those.

        • The Troll

          mustang
          July 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

          Just to reiterate my hatred of all lesser beings, I cannot emphasize enough how much I idolize Pol Pot. I mean it. I’m being totally serious. Pol Pot is my hero.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            You sure it wasn’t Greg who said that? That guy loves brutal dictators and genocide.

            • The Troll

              True. It might have been Greg. I mean, his nickname in High School was “Baby Killer” after all . . .

        • mustang

          Something tells me he didn’t write either one of those, but when you say something stupid there nothing left but to make shit up.

    • mustang

      Please show me the link because I never remember saying that.

      • Pat D

        You didn’t. At least not on this thread.

        • The Troll

          I remember reading it. I was horrified. I even called up the ACLU screaming for your head.

        • mustang

          I never wrote any of them, but whatever all in good fun whatever floats your boat I guess.

  • Mike N

    Didn’t he only throw very few pitches yesterday?

    • Andy

      16

    • Mike N

      My bad: 16 pitches yesterday.

    • MartinRanger

      I mean, not a ton, but he pitched two innings regardless.

  • Pat D

    Wow, AJ had a great road start in a game, attack me if you will, the Pirates HAD TO HAVE!!!

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      That series is going to TURN THE PIRATES SEASON AROUND, even though they lost.

  • Mike N

    This is a little strange that D-Rob is in here and has thrown at least 20 pitches, after 16 yesterday. Now he is definitely not available tomorrow, correct?

  • The Real Greg

    I would not be surprised if Soriano pitches the ninth.

    He hasn’t pitched in awhile

    • MartinRanger

      I’d prefer Joba, actually. Get him an inning with the home fans and a comfortable lead.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I heard you mutter something under your breath there.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        I’m pretty sure he mumbled something along the lines of “Soriano looks like Tracy Morgan. You know what, all black people look the same.”

    • The Troll

      Racist.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Greg always prefers to bring in the white guy.

        • The Troll

          White Supremacy. Geez, Greg, go start a concentration camp, why don’tcha?!

  • The Troll

    I know Blackburn kinda sucks, but is Carl Crawford back? Looks like he’s been hitting the ball pretty well since he returned from the DL.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Who’s next on the all time hits list for Jeter to pass? Willie Mays right?

    • Pat D

      Nap Lajoie, then Eddie Murray. Should be able to get both of them this year.

      • Pat D

        Oh, and no matter how many times YES shows Lajoie’s hit total at 3252, it’s actually 3242.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Greg likes his hookers like he likes his rum. Feel free to finish that however you choose.

    • jjyank

      Smooth at first, but burns his stomach later.

    • jjyank

      Makes him puke, but still finishes the job.

      • The Troll

        Ew. Greg has herpes and anal warts. Gross, Greg.

    • jjyank

      Weak and easy to swallow.

    • RetroRob

      Was Greg ever in today’s game thread? I showed up late. He hasn’t responded to any of the “attacks.”

      • The Real Greg

        Yes. Some of them are funny; others aren’t

      • The Troll

        Greg wears silver lipstick and paints his finger nails black. Freak. You’re a freak, Greg!

        • The Troll

          Greg shops at Hot Topic and is obsessed with Robert Pattinson and the Twilight series.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The correct answer was:

      A. Light
      B. Dark
      C. Thrown up on the side of the road.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    I’m loving the hustle Robbie.

    Although, Michael, If I could change ONE thing about Robbie it would be his plate discipline.

  • The Real Greg

    There’s Andruw Jones

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    That ball boy gave the ball to the white kid instead of the black kid! THE BALLBOY IS GREG!!!!

  • Arya

    What’s this? But I thought that Girardi would never pinch hit for Ibanez!

    • Tom

      Ibanez was 0 for 1 lifetime against Luetge – the decision was obvious and based on the #’s.

      • Tom

        I should also note it was a K… which is worth double.

    • RetroRob

      He will. He’ll pinch hit for him in low-leverage, meaningless situations, but will leave him in for key, high-leverage situations that could cost the Yankees the game!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      He’ll generally PH if the Yankees are tied or trailing, or at the end of the game in a meaningless situation.

      He doesn’t PH with a lead and a chance to blow the game open.

  • Arya

    In the 6th inning we heard that Girardi would never pinch hit Jones for Ibanez vs a lefty ever again as it worked once so it’ll always work. 3 innings later he pinch hits Jones for Ibanez against a lefty and out goes that theory.

  • Mike N

    Dumbass in the YES booth forgot to reset the pitch count for Soriano.

  • Mike N

    OK. They fixed it.

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent game!!!!!!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Soriano untucks shirt. Greg untucks white sheet.

    • The Troll

      Haha, there you go. Grab your torches, boys! Greg’s a-goin’ lynchin’ tonight! mustang will bring the tar and feathers.

  • Arya

    Interesting. Untuck if it’s a save, tuck if it’s not.

  • jjyank

    Wait, he didn’t untuck?? Guess it’s only for saves.

    • Mike N

      So *that’s* what it says inside his cap!!!!

      “Untuck for save, keep tucked if not.”

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Racism and Bigotry aside, great game. I’ll take 2 out of 3 against the Mariners with the sole loss being a Felix Hernandez game every time.

    • The Troll

      Greg only accepts sweeps. Some crazy shiz is going down tonight . . .

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Greg and his buddies James Earl Ray, John Wilkes Booth, and Sean Hannity are heading to Memphis to piss on Martin Luther King Jr’s memorial later tonight. Anyone who hates change is invited.

        Okay maybe this one is bit extreme.

        • The Troll

          Haha. Extreme, yes, but hey, that’s Greg for ya.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Except Hannity heard you and started getting in the car.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Absolutely, and I think I got all the racist Greg jokes out of my system.

      Greg, thanks for being a good sport. Really. Almost makes up for the Oakland series.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Yeah Greg is cool. This was all in good fun and was completely facetious.

        • RetroRob

          I didn’t even go back to check what set it off figuring it all seemed in good humor.

      • The Real Greg

        Your welcome.

  • captain kiwi

    soriano looked like he was judging the hell outta figgins on that 3rd strike.

    “dumbass, i just threw that same damn pitch, you gon’ swing at it again?? MFIKY”

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I look forward to the eventual complaints about Freddy Garcia looking too much like a fill-in #5 starter to be the fill-in #5 starter.

    • RetroRob

      Freddy’s been fine during his entire tenure with the Yankees with the exception of the horrible April this year.

      Glad they didn’t cut him as many wanted. Never cut depth.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “……but David Phelps is melting away like the final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark…..”

  • The Real Greg

    Question:

    If Ibanez leaves next year and gets picked up, do we get a comp pick?

    • Get Phelps Up

      We’d have to give him him a $13M qualifying offer for that to happen. So no.

      • The Real Greg

        Oh. Bugger

    • RetroRob

      Only if they offered him a qualifying offer of approximately $13.4M. In other words, no!

  • OldYanksFan

    Since Freddie has been back from the BP he has posed a 3.89 ERA.