Game 110: Just Win

Jim Hendry, the front office jack of all trades
Austin, Sanchez highlight Baseball America's Best Minor League Tools
“I hate baseball.” (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

So this whole losing thing is starting to get pretty old. The Yankees are just 6-12 in their last 18 games despite outscoring their opponents by six total runs, which you can blame on the eight (!) one-run losses. I mean … c’mon guys. Let’s get this done. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Eric Chavez
CF Curtis Granderson
C Russell Martin
LF Ichiro Suzuki
3B Casey McGehee

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy, or at least try too.

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Jim Hendry, the front office jack of all trades
Austin, Sanchez highlight Baseball America's Best Minor League Tools
  • Hypothetical trade

    Alex Rodriguez
    Curtis Granderson

    for

    Peter Bourjous
    Alberto Callaspo
    Vernon Wells

    Who says no?

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Yankees.

    • DM

      A-Rod’s no-trade says no.

    • Tyler

      Not a chance.

  • Kevin

    Vernon Wells? Why trade one horrid contract for another?

  • JonS

    That’s a much better lineup with Granderson 6th.

    • Mike

      Not just that, but also Swisher batting 2nd

      • RI$P FTW

        YES!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Time to get a W tonight, and hope the M’s and Jays do as well.

    It’s high time the worm start going back in its proper direction. And this is a pretty big swing game as well – Yankees win tonight, and there’s still a decent chance at a split. Lose, and it’s very likely another 4-game sweep.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Alright, so aside from dealing with a glitch attack since last Friday, now MLB.tv is showing dead links galore right now.

    Those guys are really on top of their games right now.

    • Kramerica Industries

      “right now.”

      My internet writing capabilities suck ass.

    • johnstamos

      Some of us like watching games in 2 second intervals, thank you very much.

  • Brian S

    It’s not just Yankees pitching prospects that have bad years guys. Look at what happened to Jacob Turner, Shelby Miller, and Martin Perez this season.

  • bobtaco

    Anyone else having issues with mlb.tv?

    • Kramerica Industries

      Eh, they’re all sorts of fucked up right now.

    • Arya

      Yes, I can’t get into the Yankees game. It doesn’t look like any of the 6:00 games are viewable right now. They better correct this soon.

    • JonS

      I am too. I’ve even tried it MLB.TV on multiple platforms with no luck.

  • Arya

    So Joe finally wised up and realized that Granderson is a power hitter and not a lead off hitter. That’s a start. Now it’s time for the ace to do what he’s paid to do, stop the bleeding.

    • Mike HC

      With Longo back, that breathing room we have is going to evaporate real fast. CC needs to get hot these last two months.

  • Brian S

    RETALIATE

  • Brian S

    BABIP WOOOOOOO

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    BABIP and RISP wins all rolled into one.

  • Mike

    Nice Chavez. Since A-Rod has been out this deserves nothing less than an A+

  • Mike N

    Anybody else having trouble with the MLB.TV video feed of tonight’s game? The link is still not live on the Mediacenter page.

  • Mike

    Oh Curtis if only that happened last night

  • RI$P FTW

    Yanks are 4.5 up? Damn. I’ve been away from things for a few days.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Shutdown inning please.

  • Arya

    Oh and what do you know, Curtis hits with men on base and drives one in. Funny how that works, Joe.

  • Kramerica Industries

    If the Yankees will score a ton of runs without my ability to watch, then, by all means, keep sucking MLB.tv.

    Meanwhile, I can enjoy seeing Ryan Cook imploding again for the A’s.

    • Mike N

      Those fucks don’t have the feed live yet! WTF?!?!?

      • Kramerica Industries

        I was actually testing MLB.tv on a different system, in hopes that my glitch problems could be discovered one way, or another.

        Turned on Angels/A’s, and was ready to switch at 7, but I saw all the links were dead, and on MLB.com itself they were dead. Worst of all, I couldn’t figure out anything good either from what I watched – feed seemed slightly choppy, which is still inadequate from what I’ve become used to, but not nearly as “glitchy”.

        Lovely.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Links are dead on mobile devices too. Fuck them.

          • Mike N

            I tried to call MLB.TV on their 800 number, and it was completely silent for like two minutes, then a recording said, “Thank you for calling MLB.TV. Goodbye.”, and then a dial tone. lolz

            • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

              lol

            • jjyank

              lolwut?

              If you’re gonna fuck up, at least tell us how long you’re gonna do it for!

          • Kramerica Industries

            Like I said, those guys are really on top of things at the moment.

            Could be a blessing in disguise with how bad the Yankees have played of late, however. I sure as hell hope so.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I can haz furst inning runs????

  • The Real Greg

    If you get the first two outs, CC, I would consider plunking Cabrera

    • Mike

      Um, no.

      • Brian S

        You’re right, he should walk him on five pitches.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      What for? The Tigers don’t need any extra baserunners agains us.

      • Mike

        Exactly.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Flaherty just called CC the “ace of the Yankees.” FIRE THAT FUCKING PRICK.

  • Tyler

    O’Neill Theory in full swing tonight

  • jjyank

    God damn it, MLB.TV. I see I’m not alone in this. Not cool though.

    Guess I’ll watch another episode of Archer. Thanks for that by the way, Riddle. I never saw that show until you referenced Sterling Archer to my career goals :P That show is so, so good.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Archer is the best.

    • JonS

      Archer is the greatest show not named Breaking Bad.

  • Brian S

    I liked Cabrera better when he was an alcoholic. He and Hamilton need to start hanging out.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I like Miggy, Hamilton not so much.

      • CUYanks

        Agree. For me it is ever since Hamilton started blaming his third base coach for his injuries that I realized his true colors.

    • CUYanks

      Well Rick Sutcliffe picked Jeff Samardzija ahead of him in the Franchise Player draft just this year!

    • RI$P FTW

      Bob Lorenz, too!

  • tabbert

    go to vipbox if your having trouble with MLB.TV

    • Mike N

      That seems to be working, streamed from Japan.

      • tabbert

        Yea. Pretty good quality and its the Yes Network. I actually always get this same stream from Japan for all these fox games.

        • Mike N

          I love the commercials in Japanese. It reminds of me of my travels in Japan during the 2009 ALCS and WS watching the games on Japanese teevee.

    • JonS

      Awesome! Thanks!

  • Brian S

    OH NOOOOOO MLB TV AHHHHHH

    -everyone in this thread

    • jjyank

      Can you blame people for being pissed for not receiving the service they paid for? And this isn’t the first time, either.

      • RI$P FTW

        If you like your team so much, live in the damn city they play in.

        • jjyank

          That makes no sense at all.

          • RI$P FTW

            I know it doesn’t.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC vs. Prince sumo wrestling cage match!!!!!!!11!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, Beckett got incinerated today.

    That’s always nice, if nothing else.

    • Brian S

      Oswalt tried his hardest to blow it but Texas pulled it off in the end.

    • CUYanks

      Watching Bobby V’s bullpen/pitcher management makes me appreciate Joe even more, even with his over-managing tendencies.

  • Defensive Indifference

    “Audio available when game starts.” Um…

  • tabbert

    I cant post the link… but if your having troubles with MLB.TV just looked up vipbox. tv That will get you the Yankees game on the yes network.

    • Mike N

      Yeah, this is working.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Illegal streams work flawlessly. MLB.tv not so much.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I know Prince is his buddy, but CC needed to brush him back. Prince has creamed CC on the inside fastball a few times this year.

    • The Real Greg

      Well he hit him on an inside pitch

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        I’d be much more impressed if he hit him with an outside pitch.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Haha.

      • CUYanks

        Only Craig Biggio has the capability of being hit by outside pitches.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Precisely. He had to send Prince a little subtle reminder “we may be buddies, but don’t get too comfortable crowding the plate.”

        Whether legitimate reasoning or not, it would be only natural for Prince to have a little more “trust” vs. CC that he wouldn’t get hit. CC had to erase that faux security.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    2-0 already? What happened?

  • Brian S

    Jeter is slow

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

    wtf is going on w/ mlb.tv?

    • VT Yankee Fan

      They want everyone to go back to illegal streaming.

      • tabbert

        Well…. MLB is basically stealing our money. So, its only fair that we watch streams from japan. Two wrongs always make a right.

        • VT Yankee Fan

          I paid my money. They did not deliver the agreed upon service.

    • jon

      just about to ask this

      only 1 game is playing?

    • RI$P FTW

      They’re doing it on purpose.
      It’s in their best interest to screw you out of seeing a game. More $$$ in their pockets.
      Corporate pigs.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice play Robbie.

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

    Jesus, Cano made that look really easy…

  • CUYanks

    Anyone know anything about this Orioles callup Steve Johnson starting today?

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

    What is this graphic they’re showing? Can anybody read japapanese?

    • Mike N

      It says “Welcome MLB.TV Customers!”

  • Brian S

    How was that first pitch to Swisher a strike.

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

      better call than the second pitch…both looked no good.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Fuck you Sanchez.

  • RI$P FTW

    CC is a genius. Now he can’t pitch inside.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s a bullshit warning. Now CC has to be very careful.

  • Brian S

    Fuck you Tigers!

  • Tom

    Sanchez should have just been tossed for that shit…

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

    At least he threw it at his ass.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Dirty fucks

  • Big Member

    If CC doesnt plunk Cabrera he ain’t no ace

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Totally illogical. The ace’s job is to get the other team out, not put their men on base for no reason.

  • Brian S

    When CC is about to get pulled in the 7th or 8th they should have him bean someone.

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

      Especially if we have a big(ger) lead.

    • chilango

      Yep

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Honestly, despite what our broadcast team is saying, let’s be fair here. They didn’t start it, we did. CC clearly went inside on Prince to intimidate him and it got away, and I’m not gonna be too upset that the Tigers nailed one of our guys on the ass in response. That’s the game, the Ump made the right call, move on.

    • CUYanks

      Yeah, I’ve always felt that it’s the job of the umpires to try to prevent players getting intentionally hit (and at risk of injury), not to allow the other team’s pitcher to “even it out.”

    • Mike N

      Agreed. And every booth discussion of plunking/warning/ejecting is exactly the same, and totally boring and stupid. You can tell the former players are all popping woodies about it, though.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He had to go inside, but the intent was not to hit him. He dove in.

      Go watch it again. Prince dove right in.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Whatever. He went inside with the intent to intimidate him and “dove in” or not, it hit him, and the ump can’t assume that he “dove in”.

  • jon

    so why did sanchez throw at cano what happened before?

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

      Apparently CC hit Prince.

      • Brian S

        Sanches hit Teixeira, CC hit Fielder, Sanchez hit Cano.

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

          Was Tex intentional? I didn’t see either of the first two, but this is the first I’m hearing of Tex’s and it sounds as though Prince was intentional.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Now Welke made sure that Prince could get comfortable again. God, I hate this crew.

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

    Robbie getting aggressive lol.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    A good throw would have gotten Robbie.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s our revenge

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    You fucking kidding me, Kay?

  • Brian S

    SUCK MY BALLS TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Grandyman!!!!

  • johnstamos

    ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssee ya

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

    OT: Vitamin Water Zero. Fucking delicious.

    OT: GRANDYMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike N

    YIPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Grandy! It’s so nice when you dont strike out!

  • Will The Thrill

    Anyone else annoyed that the Yankees took the safe approach at the deadline? I mean Ichiro and McGehee aren’t exactly impact players. Texas, Detroit, and LA (both teams) made significant upgrades in areas of weakness. I don’t know whether they just didn’t feel they had to pieces to trade or if the FO was satisfied with what they had. Weird.

    • Mike N

      My speculation is that they felt pretty comfortable with what they had pitching-wise and got Ichiro to fill their only real serious need: an everyday outfielder.

      • Will The Thrill

        That’s what I was thinking. Team officials don’t seem to overreact like we fans do.

    • The Real Greg

      So far,

      Greinke has been a bust for the Angels

      Sanchez and Dempster have been up and down.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Redemption!

    Fuck you Sanchez!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oof.

    Okay then, KCurtis.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was the best redemption Curtis.

  • Arya

    Joe finally realizes what Curtis can do when men are on base. He’s not a lead off hitter, he’s a power hitter. And power hitters hit 3-6, not lead off. And look at the results.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Billy Ripken called that Curtis would hit a 3-run shot tonight prior to the game

  • Will The Thrill

    Thanks Grandy! You’ve been slumping mightily so that was a sight for sore eyes! Five runs is a pretty good lead now it’s up to our pitching to not implode.

  • chilango

    Cano’s pain in the ass gives Detroit a pain in the ass. Nice.

  • Brian S

    I hope Cano hits a home run and pimps the shit out of it. Like toss his bat up in the air.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I hope he flips his bat toward the Tiger dugout, takes off his batting gloves and shin guards and then runs backwards around the bases.

    • DERP

      He should break the bat over his knee and then slam the pointy end (if there is one) in the grass.

      • Brian S

        Haha yeah. “Cano was here.”

  • DERP

    Where are the bridge jumpers?

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

      waiting. wishing. hoping.

      • Kramerica Industries

        …for myself to watch the game.

        I don’t trust Japanese websites that could spawn virus attacks.

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

          meh, seems legit. I’m going to run a sweep after the game though just to be sure.

          • chilango

            it’s a good site. never had a problem with it. so is atdhe24.net

            • Kramerica Industries

              atdhe is awesome for hockey and NFL, for me. Nothing better than late in the season, firing up all the relevant games along with one on TV to boot. NFL Sunday’s are like nothing else for me, just because it’s a once-a-week thing.

              Ever since I sprung for MLB.tv, though, using (illegal) streams for baseball was something I no longer had to resort to.

          • Kramerica Industries

            9/23/2009, Yankees vs. Angels.

            Only reason I remember is because it was the day before my birthday.

            Found an excellent site for the rubber game of that series, worked well for most of the game, I even sent a link to a buddy of mine who was at work*. Then, suddenly, around the 7th-8th inning, the stream disintegrated, and I had a virus problem on my hands soon thereafter.

            Easily resolved, ultimately, but not fun at all.

            *Fortunately, I never got any gruff from him, so I’m guessing there was adequate virus protection on his work machine.

    • Erica

      Still on the edge. They’ll never leave!

  • chilango

    Shut down inning CC got it?

  • Hummingbird S.

    any news on mlb.tv? still not working?

    • Mike N

      Nope. Still not working.

      If you are looking for an alternative stream, check out the game thread above.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Just found it! Thanks!

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

      nope.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    That was a filthy slider.

  • JonS

    http://www.freeimagehosting.ne...../3c72f.png

    That’s a weird way to see the game. haha

    • Get Phelps Up

      Is this what MLB.tv is giving everyone?

      • Mike N

        Nope. It’s a stream from a Japanese sports network that is carrying the YES broadcast.

  • Mike N

    There must be Japanese announcers on during the lulls when they put up the line score in Japanese, but they are not coming through in the feed. Too bad.

  • Brian S

    Hey everyone, you should all keep talking about mlb.tv. I guess I didn’t get a new haircut.

  • DERP

    The Mariners are complete shit. They have faced three scrubs in their series against the Orioles and they are probably going to get swept.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      They’re the Mariners. What the fuck do you expect?

      • DERP

        They probably had the better pitcher going in every game. They could have won one game.

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          Their bullpen blew last nights game.

    • Brian S

      Jesus Montero is racking up singles though.

    • Get Phelps Up

      The O’s starter was one strike away from an immaculate inning in the first.

  • Erica

    Casey McGehee = TRUE YANKEE

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

    Oh Micheal how I missed you, with your insight…”If a ball goes over the bag it’s fair.” just in case this is your first time you’ve ever seen a baseball game.

    • Brian S

      Did you hear his home run call? He was like a snake.

      • Erica

        I missed the call – what did the eloquent Michael Kay bestow upon us?

        • Brian S

          He was like “There it goes! Ssssssssssssss?ssssssssssssssss?sssssssssssssssssssssee ya!” He couldn’t tell if it was a home run even though it was obvious.

          • Erica

            He’s getting all John Sterling on us!

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

            hahaha I thought that was lag from this bootleg that we’re all using because MLB.TV is a bunch of dicks.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeee ya!!

          And the best part is, he started well after the ball had landed in the stands.

          • Erica

            What a putz.

  • Mike N

    Let’s POUND this fucker out of the game. NOW!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    lovin the RISP wins today

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m sick of all this RISPwin.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this version of the Yankees’ offense is so much better

  • Brian S

    Fuck Millwood for pitching us tough and then blowing it against the Orioles.

    • The Real Greg

      Didn’t we beat Millwood the last time we faced him?

      • Brian S

        Yes but he at least challenged us.

  • Brian S

    Leyland is scared. lolololol

  • chilango

    About fuckin time.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Embedded Oriole Kevin Millwood.

  • Mike N

    Yeah!

  • Dan

    I like this Yankees lineup – Other than Ichiro being in there. I would rather have Dwayne Wise than Ichiro. All he does is hit weak ground balls. I don’t think we will see Granderson leading off anymore. Finally Joe!!!!

  • Brett Pedroia

    I gotta say, that WB Mason commercial might be my favorite on television ;)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Welcome to the American League, (C)anibal Sanchez.

  • Mike N

    That was good baserunning by Jeter. Now bring him in!

  • The Real Greg

    The fundamentals at work

  • Erica

    Save some runs for tomorrow!

    Kidding – we can NEVER have enough these days.

  • Mike N

    Beautiful! 7-0!!!!!!

  • Big Member

    Suck it Sanchez

  • Brian S

    And the Blue Jays are blowing it too…

    • The Real Greg

      But the BoSox lost which makes their next series with us even more irrelevant.

      • Brian S

        Indeed.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Eric Chavez is so awesome.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Wow, ZombieChavez is on fire.

    • CBean

      With him I’m always worried that you mean this literally

  • Erica

    Love you, Chav-Zombie.

  • Brian S

    Come on Grandy. Get one more in to keep fucking up Anibal’s ERA.

  • DERP

    Remember how Ted Nelson tried to argue that we should have signed Punto instead of Chavez?

    • Brian S

      You know, I actually wasn’t too bulish about bringing back Chavez either. I was wrong.

    • Hummingbird S.

      insane in the membrane

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seriously, if this is how the Yankees play every time MLB.tv crashes, then I will never complain about either of them, ever again.

    • JonS

      +1

  • Erica

    McGehee = True Yankee x2

  • Mike N

    5-4-3!

  • your mom

    I hate Brenda Boesch

  • Erica

    7-1 Z0MG GAME IN JEOPARDY UGH HALP D00M3D

    Where are you, bridge jumpers?

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’m sure they’re just conveniently busy tonight.

      • Erica

        Probably shuffling around the edge of the bridge…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Would be nice to have a young short stop that gobbles that up like nothing man.

    • Erica

      You’re definitely trolling, yes?

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Fuck Boesch and his fucking dinky seeing eye singles.

  • DERP

    Millwood just allowed a home run to Mark Reynolds. LOL at him.

  • widget

    typical. giving up hits to crappy players. This team is soft #yesterday

  • DERP

    I probably would have killed myself if he had walked Boesch.

  • Brian S

    That was right down the middle! WTF!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where the hell was that pitch!

  • DERP

    Kevin Millwood should kill himself.

    • Erica

      WELP, that’s extreme.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Orioles trying to negate their awful run diff. tonight.

    At least the Yankees are winning, for a change.

  • chilango

    TB is the team to worry about.

  • The Real Greg

    Flaherty’s expectations are in fantasy land

  • Kramerica Industries

    God Almighty, listening to this Rays game with Brian Anderson just makes me yearn for the not-so-homerrific YES-men.

    BA: “The Rays rotation has been fantastic of late…no reason James Shields can’t keep up his last two starts…Matt Moore can be even better…Jeremy Hellickson…”. I mean, FUCK MAN, the Rays have the best ERA since the ASB, and there’s room for improvement?

    ‘Cuz, if there is, then we are witnessing the greatest starting staff in MLB history, and no one knows about it. I could actually analyze my rebuttals, but I really couldn’t care to. Inane stuff just draws my ticks.

  • Brian S.

    How come the Yankees never hit mop-up men?

    • The Real Greg

      They have a hit off of him and they got in an inherited runner

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

      Cause they feel comfortable with their lead and just say ‘meh’ to the rest of the game.

      • Mike N

        You really don’t think every batter every at-bat is trying to get a hit?

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

          I’m sure they are, but think about it when your job is already done, do you give the same effort for extra work that you don’t feel needs to get done.

  • Kramerica Industries

    MLB.tv has sprung to life.

    At least, for Yankees/Tigers.

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

      Just tv…still no audio and since I live in NNJ I’m blacked out. fuck MLB.

      • Mike N

        AH! HD is much better than grainy Japanese teevee!

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

          I may seem calm but in my head I’ve killed you three times for that.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, I don’t have my audio configured right now anyway, which is why when I saw I had it accidentally set on FS Detroit, I didn’t change it.

        I used to love using MLB.tv to get the other broadcasters. Now, I’m almost exclusive to YES for Yankee games. Got my fill, and realized which was better to listen to.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Meh, audio isn’t really that important with baseball. If you really want broadcasting just play John and Suzyn side by side with the stream and there you go.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Unreal.

        MLB.tv only works when the Tigers are at the plate. Which, given the past couple innings, is not a good sign going forward.

        This was a 7-0 ballgame, and even so, FUCK tonight.

        • Kramerica Industries

          How did that get there?

          Nevermind. I don’t care anymore.

  • Brian S.

    Was Edgar Martinez on roids? He had a 140 wRC+ at age 40.

  • Mike N

    If anyone cares, the Detroit broadcast is now available on MLB.TV. Still no YES, though.

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

      Yes is now up as well…now I just need the audio to be up by like 915 and I’ll be happy.

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

    I just want to clarify, the sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssee yeah was for real? I thought it was just the fact I was watching this stream.

    • Brian S.

      No it was for real. He couldn’t make up his mind and just kept on the s for like ten seconds.

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

        btw, rumor is you have a new hair cut and you look sexy-pants with it.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Are you talking about Kay? It was real, and hilarious seeing how he didn’t start it until the ball was already in the seats.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Heh, I was a bit late here.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Sadly, it was very real. I’m actually not a Kay hater but he sounded ridiculous on that one.

  • Brian S.

    Maybe A-Rod can hit like Edgar Martinez when he becomes the full time DH?

  • DERP

    How many Mariners fans killed themselves the past few days? Both Chris Tillman and Adam Jones killed them and Erik Bedard threw seven shutout innings for Pittsburgh.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    mlb.tv is working again.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    If you guys think Kay’s home run call today was bad, skip to 6 minutes and 48 seconds of this video:

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

    • Get Phelps Up

      Joe Buck’s call at 0:15 was lulz.

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

        It sounded like he was sucking a lemon between sentences.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Buck had some sort of infection of the larynx at the time I believe. Not that he would have been anymore enthusiastic if he was healthy.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Of course there was one for the ALDS.

      Still a sore memory.

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

    Just changed over to the radio…watching the game was nice and all, but the quality was just so bad.

    • Mike N

      I couldn’t really see the ball at all, but the Japanese commercials in between innings made up for it.

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

        absolutely. my favorite was one for some super motorcycle.

        • Mike N

          I loved being in Japan watching the 2009 ALCS and WS, and the Japanese teevee broadcasts were a large part of it. They just sound so much more wildly enthusiastic all the time than US announcers and commercials. We were in a packed bar getting hammered before Noon when the Yanks won and Matsui got the MVP. It was amazing.

          • Kempire Strikes Back

            That sounds fucking awesome. Were you over there on business on something?

            • Mike N

              Combo of work and pleasure.

              If you look in the RAB archives during 2009 ALCS and WS, you can find some game threads with posts from me when I was there.

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

            ..mike you love cooking right? and You’ve been to Japan? Do you cook for a living? Do you also have a young daughter? and Work at a restaurant called Mezza? Cause if so I know you.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    TOOTBLAN

  • Mike N

    C’mon, Swisher!!! DUMBASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Sometimes, I really wonder what world Nick Swisher is living in.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Face palm

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

    I hate the book on Tex is just throw change-ups down. He’s a good hitter, he’d be a great hitter if he could learn to lay off them.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Am I the only person who saw Swisher give up in the middle of that run-down and give Prince Fielder a hug?

    I know, I know, being thrown out was bad, but that was fucking hilarious. Only because we have a 6 run lead with our Ace pitching, but still.

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

      John and Suzyn noticed.

      • Mike N

        Lemme guess: They thought it was cute and heartwarming?

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

          Of course.

          • Mike N

            Puke.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      That was so Nick Swisher.

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

    YOu know what “Brian S.” if that is your real name, you complained about nobody talking about your hair cut, so I complemented you on it. And no response.
    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4671698

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4671875

    so done doing nice things for people =P

    • Brian S.

      lol I was just trying to be funny. But thank you :)

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

    fucking seriously CC.

    THIS IS WHY WE CANT HAVE NICE THINGS!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    OK, that’s enough of that now CC.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Christ almighty, C.C.

    Ridiculous.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Not an Ace.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why would Ichiro be so deep?

    • The Real Greg

      Why wouldn’t he?

  • Mike N

    C’mon, now: DP.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeff Baker. Not home run Baker damn.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    WTF Robbie?

  • chilango

    Swisher’s bonehesad move isn’t so funny now is it,

    • The Real Greg

      You’re bordering on a fallacy

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Is a bonehesad move some kind of sexual position?

      • Brian S.

        You would watch.

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          I’m not ashamed to admit that I would. As long as Sasha Grey was on the receiving end.

          /inside porn joke’d

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

            Sexiest woman alive, I have no problems admitting I’d marry her in a heart beat, and let her keep her job. As long as I get to have sex with her.

            • Kempire Strikes Back

              I would bonehesad her ’til next July.

            • Brian S.

              She’s alright. Not my favorite but not bad.

            • Kempire Strikes Back
              • Brian S.

                Former porn star? She doesn’t do videos anymore?

                • Kempire Strikes Back

                  According to Wikipedia she retired from pr0n a couple years ago.

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

        Yes. and it’s just as fun as it sounds.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is Yankee baseball.

  • Mike N

    AUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    This is either going to snowball out of control or it will stop

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Interesting choices, Greg.

    • WHIPunk

  • Brian S.

    Well here we go…

  • Kramerica Industries

    So relieved to see MLB.tv dying on me, again.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC is slide stepping.

    Why are you slide stepping man.

  • chilango

    thin line between effortless and lazy. WTF Robbie

  • your mom

    Troll time! Yes!

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      Mike, you’re the same guy that loves cooking right?
      Also you’ve been to/lived in Japan?
      Do you cook for a living?

      • Mike N

        Nope. I’m a scientist. Never lived in Japan, but have travelled there.

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

          Damn, I thought you were the chef at the restaurant I worked at.

  • Brian S.

    Not an ace.

  • The Real Greg

    Good job by CC not to let it snowball

  • Get Phelps Up

    Grandy a triple away from the cycle.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Grandy atoning for his recent stretch of suckiness.

  • Brian S.

    Grandy triple away from the cycle!

  • Mike N

    What’d he do? I just stepped away.

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

      doubled to left center I think. Could have been right center.

    • chilango

      2b to left center

  • Mike N

    Lead off double! Now bring him home!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Gets the job done

  • Mike N

    Small ball!

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

      The ultimate small ball.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Very small ball.

  • The Real Greg

    The fundamentals again

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!!!!

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

      I’ve asked you a couple of times, but idk if you go back into the thread and I have to know if you’re a former boss of mine. Are you a professional chef?

      • Mike N

        Nope. Scientist.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Prince Fielder isn’t going to be winning any gold gloves anytime soon.

  • tyrone sharpton

    Chavez is really attractive, damn. loved watching him when he was on the a’s..glad to see he’s still got game

  • your mom

    The streak continues.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice pick off move.

  • Brian S.

    What the fuck are we doing?

    • The Real Greg

      Adding on an insurance run and trying to pad our SB stats.

  • DLSIII

    Does anyone have any info on the Yankees minor legue pitcher that got suspended today?

    • Brian S.

      What was his name?

    • JonS

      New York Yankees pitcher Carlos Diaz was given a 50 game suspension. He’s currently in the DSL.

      • Mike N

        What the fuck did he do??

      • DLSIII

        Stanazolol, is he good?

  • DLSIII

    Carlos diaz

  • Mike N

    I would really like to see CC complete this game.

    • Brian S.

      I would like to see him complete this inning…

  • Mike N

    Whoah. Infante got some wood on that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    New York Yankee baseball!

    So Crisp…So clean!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    awful

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seriously.

    MLB.tv has been a flat out joke tonight. Some people need to get fired.

  • Brian S.

    Fuck our defense.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Embedded……Brewer?

  • Mike N

    Another botched DP!

  • widget

    crappy hitters are coming up. better get a DP here CC.

  • Mike N

    Good recovery, Teix!

  • Brian S.

    FIELD THE GOD DAMN BALL

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC Should beat up somebody.

    Start with Joe G.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I usually think Girardi overmanages but I don’t blame him here.

    • CBean

      See I was mad at him the last two nights for not taking nova and Hughes out but tonight I think he was too quick. CC has earned trust; the other not so much.

  • Mike N

    Whi did CC just grimace like that???

  • Brian S.

    Weird. They usually don’t take out CC this early.

  • Frank

    Girardi doesn’t have confidence CC can get Young out with 2 outs and an 8-4 lead. I knew CC wouldn’t shut this team down but if he’s your supposwed “ace” you need to let him get out of this jam even if it’s not all his fault.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    atrocious

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    wtf was that?

  • Mike N

    Are you fucking KIDDING me?????

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is just a joke man.

  • Kramerica Industries

    For a game that was 7-0, this has been seriously fucking annoying.

    Fucking Detroit, fucking Comerica…

  • Brian S.

    I hate our defense so much.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    defensive clinic

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    What the fuck is this defense?

    The official scorer is obviously a Tigers fan for ruling that a hit.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well that’s just fucking great.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Awesome.

  • WHIPunk
  • Mike N

    STOP THIS RIGHT THE FUCK NOW!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus, Robertson.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    WOW, we are really bad right now…

  • Kramerica Industries

    There are only three solid hitters in the Tigers lineup.

    Letting the rest of them beat you is just begging for enormous trouble.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      their 3 solid hitters trump our (currently) no solid pitchers

  • The Real Greg

    This will either snowball or stop

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    what the hell is happening?

  • Athenian

    Nice job Joe. Perhaps you should just stay out of the way.

    • The Real Greg

      Go to hell

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Normally when one faces a scrub you win. Not Joe’s fault Robertson has his moments of awful.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Soriano contract still sucks but I’m glad we have him.

  • chilango

    Since he came back from the DL, Robbie hasn’t been lights out. Should have left CC in.

    • sangreal

      don’t really see how you can blame this on Robertson

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    I swear to god if Boesch gets another dinky seeing eye single….

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Fuck me

    • Brian S.

      Unfuckingbelievable.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The inability to K Boesch has been unreal.

  • Kramerica Industries

    How many fucking chicken shit hits is Boesch going to get?

    Fucking hell.

  • WHIPunk

    You gotta be kidding me, we warm blooded, we ain’t no cold blooded killa’s

  • The Real Greg

    Actually I’d rather it be this way. Let’s win the close game for once

    • your mom

      But who says we come out on top?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can’t wait for Aardsma.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Admit it. This team is not good.

    • The Real Greg

      Then how come they have alot of wins

      • Kramerica Industries

        The AL is down this year.

        Big time.

  • Mike N

    This was so much more relaxing when it was 6-0 and we were laughing at Swisher getting picked off.

  • Frank

    Just bad luck there.

  • Tom

    This is why you don’t give away outs on the bases and pinch hit when lefties come in to pitch against lefties who can’t hit lefties.

  • JonS

    Haha this is just comical.

  • WHIPunk

    Avila looks primed for a double here, I would loathe it but he’s up there with swagger

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i hate this fucking team, what did the all star break do to them. they cannot do anything right. that is all

  • Rich in NJ

    Boesch has been really lucky with BABIP this series, but otoh, when you put the ball in play (rather than K) you give yourself a chance to be lucky.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pull him out.

  • Athenian

    Fucking pathetic. Tie game coming up. Joe can’t manage, Robertson can come in the middle of an inning, and seeing eye grounders… Splat

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking trash man.

  • Brian S.

    Take him the fuck out.

  • Kramerica Industries

    This game is describing the Yankees season, thus far, in a perfect nutshell.

    It’s all come crashing down, all at once.

  • Mike N

    This is a fucking nightmare.

  • WHIPunk

    Come On!!!! Someone stop this bleeding!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Step 1: Remove heads from asses.
    Step 2: Win games.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Derailed

  • bobtaco

    Are they really going to blow this game?

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    No. NO. I refuse to believe they’re going to blow a 7-0 lead. It stops here.

  • The Real Greg

    All of you blaming Girardi should go to hell.

  • WHIPunk

    I swear to god if Santiago beats Robertson here……..

  • your mom

    Drob, you suck tonight.

  • Kramerica Industries

    To think, this was a 7-0 game with Sabathia on the mound out there.

    If the Yankees can’t hold onto that kind of game, then there are bigger problems with this team than we realize.

  • Arya

    When the going gets tough our best pitchers run and hide. Nobody can complain about the offense not scoring enough runs tonight. And with our “ace” on the mound this should have been a slam dunk victory.

    • Austin’s Bat

      Its so strange. Girardi has infinite patience letting Nova pitch himself into oblivion, pulls Hughes quick, leaves Eppley in against multiple (!) lefties yesterday causing a run that really mattered. Tonight has a super quick hook with CC but lets Robertson blow his brains out for 5 batters. He is so lost and second guessing himself.

  • DT

    This inning is just bullshit

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

    Seriously? They are really finding ways to lose lately.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    I’ve just detached myself completely from this team and decided to become amused by the horror show that is the New York Yankees.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Joe isn’t at fault, Robertson let everyone down.

    • widget

      totally. If CC stayed out there and gave up a few more runs. Everyone would complain that Robertson should come in. The situation that arose was the perfect time to use Robertson.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      By getting weak ground balls? Yeah DRob was awful.

  • xnyles

    Nice, Yankees are doing their best mets impression.

  • chilango

    Robbie’s fucking up…again. We look like shit.

  • widget

    THIS loss is rock bottom.

    • Brian S.

      We’re winning this shit.

      • widget

        Soriano is gonna blow this.

  • Brian S.

    Cano, Teixeira, and McGehee booted outs.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Hilarious….Girardi out thinks himself again removing CC too early

    • The Real Greg

      Fuck you.

      • Athenian

        Really? This is on Joe and his jackass binder.

      • WHIPunk

        Everyone is entitled to their opinion without being cursed at, get a life brah.

      • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        Fuck you douche

    • AnthonyD

      He may have out thought himself, but he brought in a guy that wasn’t hit hard at all. Except for a strike out, I don’t see how CC could have pitched much better.

  • your mom

    Pleas just hit a HR and call it a game.

  • Mike N

    I like how Kay can’t opine, “Girardi should never have taken out Sabathia, the ace on a low pitch count”. So he instead says, “People are gonna ask, How could Girardi have taken out Sabathia, the ace on a low pitch count?”

    • JonS

      Don’t want to question the hand that feeds you.

  • chilango

    put the fucker away Robbie!

  • Captain Gift Basket

    This team is going nowhere. I smell collapse.

    • Bunt Gardner

      I think that was your farts.

  • Mike N

    PHEW!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I’m setting the over/under of number of pitches it takes to retire the Yankees in the top of the 8th at:

    9 (NINE)

    what do you take?

    • your mom

      It’s Coke, 18 pitches.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I take the even. I’m going 9 pitches.

  • The Real Greg

    INNING OVER. EVERYBODY CALM DOWN

  • Kramerica Industries

    Even after that, who the hell is pitching the 8th?

    Can’t be Robertson.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Phelps.

  • Rich in NJ

    Phew, but this team is just a mess right now.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Knowing how things are going I’m betting it’ll be an easy 1-2-3 inning. Prove me wrong please.

  • RBC

    So, how about those Olympics??

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey guys! We’re still winning! We might WIN!!!!

    …Okay, I can’t even make MYSELF believe it. This is just pitiful.

  • stuart a

    robertson with no curve ball tonight at all.

    nothing is going right.. game in and game out….

    nice fielding friggin mcghee, you suck…..

    ichiro is playing on the warning track for singles hitters.

    btw can andy dirks not get a hit with 2 outs? the guy is the anti yankee…….

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You forgot to talk about A-Rod.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Where were you when the score was 7-nothing?

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Wait a minute. The Yankees are still winning. Isn’t it against the laws of nature for stuart a to post in a game thread during a game the Yankees are currently winning?

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        I guess he had his fingers crossed.

  • Frank

    So I guess Phelps is pitching the 8th cause there’s way Soriano goes 2 innings.

  • chilango

    Soriano for two?

  • Brian S.

    I think Soriano has to pitch the next inning. Damn the save, top of the lineup comes up we need our best relief pitcher in.

    • chilango

      Yes, but I bet the binder does not agree.

      • Rich in NJ

        Unless CC asked out, this isn’t the normal Binder.

  • DT

    Awful Defense and stupid softly hit singles…

  • Mike N

    Logan?

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    I don’t blame Girardi for taking out CC when he did, but that move backfired like a bitch. At least they’ve still got the lead.

  • The Real Greg

    Everybody calm the fuck down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike N

      NO!!!!!!

    • widget

      Baltimore is winning and Tampa is winning. Yanks can’t keep up all this losing.

      • The Real Greg

        Then they lose. So be it. GET OVER IT

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          Wait, this can’t be the real Greg. That guy never would have said such a thing.

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          Greg…..

          That’s what we used to have to tell YOU.

  • TomH

    This has been one of those games that puts me in mind of some old philosopher’s saying, “When you see something slipping, give it a shove.” With the Tigers doing the seeing and shoving. Be interesting to see how the Yanks respond this inning.

  • Arya

    Joe needs to put Soriano in for the 2 inning save. We need to stop the bleeding and he’s all we’ve got.

  • chilango

    Phil Phucking Coke

  • AnthonyD

    Can’t help horse shit seeing eye and broken bat singles. There was some bad defense, but a crazy amount of poor contact contributed to these runs.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    3 pitches. Right now we’re on pace for nine.

  • Mike N

    Seeing Coke out there has me feeling a bit better.

  • Rich in NJ

    A run reverses (or at least slows down) their momentum.

  • Brian S.

    Really keep in Robertson?

    • Rich in NJ

      Maybe for one batter?

  • Mike N

    DON’T FUCKING STEAL!

  • JonS

    Robertson is going to pitch the 8th too. Because he was just so dominant in the 7th.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      a lot of weak contact. That’s usually a good thing.

  • Brian S.

    Come on Teix. We need another clutch hit of yours.

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!11

  • tabbert

    This is a major Problem. IF you spot Verlander, Weaver, Price, and other elite AL pitchers.. well any other elite “ACES” a 7 run lead …it’s a slam dunk win. But, leave it to CC to find a way to make this a ball game again. Look, i get that the tigers are good..But isn’t CC suppose to be a dominant ACE? I Just don’t understand how we are suppose to have any confidence at this point. When your ACE cant even hold a 7 run lead for you, things don’t look very good.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      You’re putting all 7 runs on CC?

      • tabbert

        NO. But, this game should have never been close. This dude is paid to be a complete shut down/ dominant ace. The dude couldn’t even give us 7 innings in a game in which he was spotted a 7 run lead. Just saying… you wouldn’t see Guys like Verlander,Price, weaver, blow massive leads like that. When did i ever say he was responsible for all the runs?

        • Heisenberg’s Hat

          The sentence “When your ACE cant even hold a 7 run lead for you…” clearly implies you put all 7 runs on the ace in question, i.e. Sabathia.

        • Bunt Gardner

          You’ve never seen those guys blow leads like that? You must be new to baseball.

          • Heisenberg’s Hat

            I hope tabbert didn’t watch Verlander’s performance in the all-star game.

    • AnthonyD

      There is no evidence to support this

    • Bunt Gardner

      Are you unable to read a box score?

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      You can’t be serious. Robertson shit the bed.

      • AnthonyD

        this isn’t really true either – de facto error, broken bat hit, et al

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          You beat me to it, I was just about to revise my comment. But yeah, what you said.

          This game is a perfect “call a team meeting afterward” game, win or lose. And I’m still not optimistic, honestly.

  • Frank

    Got to cash in here.

  • DERP

    home run incoming

  • chilango

    gotta get at least one here.

  • Tom

    Cano was smart there… hit the first pitch and don’t give Swisher a chance to get picked off again.

  • The Real Greg

    THERE WE GO!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yayyyy

  • Rich in NJ

    Love Teix batting RH.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Can’t remember the last time an insurance run felt so good.

  • bobtaco

    Wow, a runner scored from second!

  • Brian S.

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    5 pitches, but with a HIT!!!Wowee!!!

  • Mike N

    HUGE!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    INSURRRRRRRRANCE!!!!

    EMBEDDDED YANKEE PHIL COKE!!!!

    • Mike N

      lolz

      Coke looks a lot fatter now than my recollection of him as a Yank.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        He certainly has more ugly facial hair.

  • Arya

    Well there’s some much needed insurance.

  • Will The Thrill

    I knew this team would find a way to make this game interesting. Jeez. We can’t even have a blowout. Severe overreaction by Girardi when he took CC out. Yeah Delmon Young is a righty but he’s no Miggy Cabrera. Sheesh. Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20.

    • DERP

      NICE OF YOU TO SHOW UP AGAIN.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      It felt like the right move at the time to me. Roberston and the defense just didn’t do their jobs.

  • DT

    Offense got this shit…

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I wasn’t watching, so maybe I missed something that was obvious on video, but why is everyone blaming Robertson for that inning? Two infield singles (one of which should have been an error) aren’t this fault, and those were the first and third batters he faced, and if either had been an out the inning would have ended then.

    Maybe now that the Yankees have scored again, everyone can calm down a little and realize that Robertson didn’t really pitch particularly poorly.

    • AnthonyD

      You are correct. No one should be blaming him. Unless you want to blame him for not striking out BB because you have to assume he will get a seeing eye single at this point.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Yeah, you’re right, going over that inning again it was really the fault of really really shitty defensive play.

  • JonS

    Robertson congratulated him in the dugout because now he can give up another run and “be ok”.

  • Mike N

    Why no Jones??????

    • JonS

      Because Chavez is hot.

      • Mike N

        And Chavez should stay at third.

        • Brian S.

          McGehee is at third lol

          • Mike N

            OH! I need more wine!

    • Mike N

      Never mind. Composure regained.

    • RBC

      Who would Jones replace defensively??

  • chilango

    two more let’s go guys…

  • your mom

    No PH?

    • The Real Greg

      Chavez has been hot of late

      • Tom

        Against RIGHT handed pitchers

        • The Real Greg

          He got a hit off of a lefty last time up

          • Tom

            Hooray sample size…. 1 for 1!

            • Tom

              And he didn’t even get a hit…It was a groundout.

              Getting it wrong and abusing stats for the win!

              #MustDefendGirardiAtAllCosts

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Good job, Teix.

    i think we should start calling Teix, “T-Bone”

    (if he screws up we can call him Koko the Monkey)

  • DERP

    Where are the Andruws?

  • Frank

    C’mon Chavez. We need a Boesch type hit.

  • chilango

    where andruw?

    • Mike N

      Two run lead. Keep Chavez at third.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Chavez is DH.

        • Mike N

          Oh. Who the fuck is at third?

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            McGeheE

  • Brian S.

    Just get a run in Chavez. Flyball.

  • Arya

    Good AB by Chavy. Now just lift a fly ball to deep right.

  • The Real Greg

    Everybody be quiet about Jones, Chavez has been hot

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Everybody be quiet about Jones because Jones just plain sucks as a PH and Chavez is just better.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Jones has hit a PH homer this year but has been just awful since that Boston series where he was hitting home runs everywhere.

        • Tom

          With a righty on deck this should be Rapada as it is a 1 AB outing no matter what.

  • Frank

    What a great AB by Chavez.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Side note: even though he was pretty decent for the Yankees, I never trusted Phil Coke. Dunno why.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Productive out, Chavy.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    nice AB

  • Brian S.

    There ya go Chavy!

  • Rich in NJ

    Thanks, Coke.

  • The Real Greg

    THAT”S RIGHT

  • Mike N

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!

  • Frank

    Great job by Chavez.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was rather huge.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    That’ll do, Eric. That’ll do.

  • chilango

    Good AB another insurance run.

  • DERP

    Have there been any fly balls for Cock to point at?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Epic AB for chavy

  • Tyler

    Embedded Yankee Phil Coke

  • Rich in NJ

    In these spots making contact often beats swinging for the fences. Props, Chavez.

  • chilango

    Coke Melancon and Aceves the Yankees secret weapon.

  • JonS

    We had a Coke and a smile…

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

    Few things from my bus ride home:

    The driver and woman who is always on the bus when I’m on now think I’m crazy from banging my head against the window for the entire bottom of the 7th

    Sounds as if McGehee should’ve made that play, and turned two on it.

    What the fuck Tex.

    I know it worked out, but I think taking CC out was a bad move.

    • Brian S.

      That inning was the opposite of working out.

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

        I use the term “worked out” lightly. It “worked out” because the inning ended with us having the lead.

    • Mike N

      “Sounds as if McGehee should’ve made that play, and turned two on it.”

      YEP. And I was screaming at Chavez.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      I would be banging my head against my window too if were in your position. Especially listening to Sterling.

  • Frank

    So now it’s D-Rob facing the top of the order-that means Cabrera.

    • The Real Greg

      But hopefully with nobody on in front of him.

  • Brian S.

    Quick 1-2-3 inning right meow!!!

  • DERP

    Coke has the least swag of any big leaguer.

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

      Then he is my favorite big leaguer, only because I hate the term swag.

      • AnthonyD

        I normally hate twitter based / sloppy youth sayings but I think swag is kind of funny as long as a normal person doesn’t claim it

        • JonS

          A normal person has no swag, hence the term. :D

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        AMEN.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    I give Joe credit for paying attention to the game and sticking with D-Rob.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    The box score doesn’t look pretty, but D-Rob has been pretty sharp tonight.

    • DERP

      Die

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Haha, I pretty much take responsibility for that one.

    • chilango

      you’re joking right, hahaha

    • AnthonyD

      I would have agreed had it not been for the HR

  • Evitable

    Curtis and Cano need to take a class – “How To Manage an At-Bat Like a Vet” – taught by Eric Chavez. It would be a hard class, because it would be so easy to just get lost in Eric’s dreamy eyes and not hear what he says, but it would be really helpful for the team.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      We’d be better served by Chavez taking a class — “How to be an MVP caliber hitter” — taught by Cano.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Nice.

  • Mike N

    ugh

  • Evitable

    Hahaha right D-Rob was pitching just fine.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      he was, until that pitch

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    horrible pitch

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

    …fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

  • Kramerica Industries

    And it’s now 10-8.

    Seriously, nothing easy.

  • Mike N

    What the hell was the purpose of Ichiro swinging on the fence like a jungle gym?

  • widget

    robertson sucks. just finish blowing this game already.

  • DERP

    Kill me

  • The Real Greg

    Everybody calm down.

  • WHIPunk

    DO NOT put cabrera on

  • The Real Greg

    Calm down now

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Honestly dude, you are the biggest dbag on this board. You thrash everyone for their opinions, act like a total tool and then tell everyone else to calm down. How bout you calm the fuck down

  • DERP

    huge out

  • Mike N

    Was Soriano warming? Is he coming in?

  • Frank

    D-Rob very lucky there. Miggy just missed squaring that and making it 10-9.

  • Matt

    Robertson’s fastball velocity dropped to 90 mph in that at bat to Infante, and was down to 89 against Cabrera. Amazing that Girardi left him in to throw that many pitches when he was clearly out of gas.

  • chilango

    Robbie hasn’t been right since he came off the DL.

    • Frank

      In fairness toi him, his wife is due to give birth any day so he may not be totally focused on baseball.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Robinson Cano isn’t married…

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          Whoops, by Robbie he meant D-Rob.

          Nevermind me.

      • Mike N

        NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!!! lolz

    • DT

      He was out of gas after that cluster fuck of a 7th…which wasn’t really his fault.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Nice job Boone.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Loone Bogan gets it done.

  • Mike N

    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Anyone who claims they weren’t anxious that Cano was gonna boot that is lying.)

  • The Real Greg

    This could be a win that turns the ship around. Going upstream against all the bad luck hits and patterns that have haunted this team the past few weeks.

    • chilango

      No way, The hits were there, but otherwise we played like shit. Sloppy, unfocused, lousy pitching. Same old story. This team is in trouble. I bet Sori makes it interesting.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        That’s the point though. This could, perhaps, be that one time where despite playing like shit the luck goes OUR way and we win anyway.

        • The Real Greg

          Exactly

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Who wants to bet that Sori allows at least one run? I won’t GUARANTEE two. I’ll give it a 50-50 shot he allows two runs.

  • Dandy The Yankee

    Hey, maybe we can actually WIN a one run game this time….7 run lead be damned….

    • Mike N

      It’s a two-run lead.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        And? The game isn’t over ;-)

  • Rich in NJ

    Martin has very little chance v. tough RHP.

  • AnthonyD

    Brennan Boesch is due about 10 straight rocket at’em balls

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

    I’m just saying, win or lose if I am Girardi I am going nuclear after this game. Kick the media out as soon as possible, flip the food table and going off after this game. With the way the team’s been playing of late, to have that big of a lead and have your defense, ace, and big time bullpen arm nearly give it back…I’d probably yell until my heart failed.

    • Mike N

      Not Girardi’s personality. Maybe Pena will do it?

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

        I’m sure Pena’s ‘firery’ or whatever, but when I look at him, his face just seems so kindly and almost grandfatherly I can’t see him getting too angry.

        • Mike N

          At least Girardi’s got veins popping out of his head and shit.

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

            Exactly, I’m sure Pena gets angrier, but Girardi always looks angrier.

            • Mike N

              There was a guy in my department like that. He was so lean that you could see the veins pulsating on his temples. Even when he was just casually chatting, he looked like at any moment he was gonna head butt you, grab you around the throat, and choke the fucking life out of you.

    • AnthonyD

      ..pull a Tony Soprano, pick a fight with the biggest goon in the room, kick his ass, then puke in the toilet

      Joe knows motivation

      • Rich in NJ

        In any meaningful sense, Jeter is the biggest goon in the room.

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

        One of my favorite episodes, it’s up there with the episode where they kill Christopher’s wife.

    • chilango

      But he won’t. He’ll give the same old excuses answering the same old questions. ARGHHHH

      • Bunt Gardner

        You want him to air laundry in public? If you want a team like that, pull for the Sox.

    • DT

      Can he scream at himself for taking CC out after a misplay and an infield single?

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Girardi is way too mellow to pull anything like that off.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I prefer Girardi’s “keep calm” approach. ‘Fake it ’till you make it’ type of thing.

      …And as I type a run is BALKED in. What in the world…

  • Rich in NJ

    Nix has been pretty decent.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Pasta Diving Fielder!

  • chilango

    7 run fucking lead and it turns into a nail-biter. This team needs help

    • The Real Greg

      Just win, baby

    • Bunt Gardner

      It seems to make ledge jumpers happy when there’s a scare in a game.

  • The Real Greg

    WOW

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice. They need all the help they can get.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Villarreal has actually been close to a few balks this inning. Not surprised that he got called on it.

  • Get Phelps Up

    lol a balk

  • DERP

    YES!

  • Mike N

    BALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Too bad it wasn’t a balk-off!!!!!!!

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Lololololololololololol

    Thanks for the insurance, Villarreal.

  • Mike N

    When your manager doesn’t even lean forward on the bench, you know you balked.

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

    Swish is having a huge OBP day today.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Definitely belongs in the 2 hole.

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

        Yeah, idk if you saw it in the recap last night, you and I posted identical line ups, me in the game thread, you in the recap. I totally agree that he should be the 2 guy at least till A-Rod comes back.

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          I didn’t even read the game thread from yesterday, but I was totally surprised with how similar the lineup Girardi rolled out today was to our hypothetical ones.

          Which begs the question, DOES GIRARDI READ RAB???

  • Mike N

    Yeah, but he got picked off like a dumbass!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    This is reminiscent of that ridiculous Arizona game in 09′.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I remember that game.

      Mariano’s Houdini act was beautiful.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Terribly played game, but fun in retrospect since we won.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      That was in ’10. And that game was way crazier.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        You’re right, my bad. And I’m not sure if “way” crazier is correct. Crazier, yes, but only because it went to extras.

        I’d look up the recap but if I recall Mike was to irritated to write one.

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          Grandy hit the go ahead home run. And when Mariano had the bases loaded with no outs I was thinking to myself “Well fuck. Mariano’s gonna shit the bed here like he did 9 years ago.” I was pleasantly surprised.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Popup, popup and a K. That redeemed the whole game IMO.

            • Kempire Strikes Back

              As did the appropriate Cervelli fist-pump afterwards.

  • JonS

    It’s been Villarreal…

  • The Real Greg

    OH YEAH!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    When did the Tigers pick up Damon to play left?

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

    Fuck it keep running, keep scoring, keep hitting.

  • Mike N

    Oh, shit, yeah!!!!!!!! I was getting some more wine and missed that! WOOOO!!!!!!

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

      go get some more you ritzy scientist mofo!!!

  • chilango

    Robbie WRISP….nice.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Prediction: nobody will remember that great piece of hitting the next time that Cano makes an out with RISP.

    • chilango

      Yeah, unfortunately that’s the way it works

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Who was it that said the Yankees can’t score late?

  • JonS

    Dirks has the arm of a grade school girl.

  • The Troll

    Damn. WTF happened? When I left it was 7-1 . . . Even when they win they somehow manage to suck.

  • Mike N

    That interminable dugout interview of Fister yesterday on MLB Network made me hate him with a passion. I really hope the Yanks destroy him tomorrow. Like knock him out by the third inning.

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

      What did he say?

      • Mike N

        No idea. It just went on and on and on and on distracting painfully from the actual game.

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

    Nice play by Dirks, but that ball carried forever, I thought it was dunking way closer to home than were he caught it.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      It’s a rule of baseball that when a ball hangs for that long it has to be caught. But don’t tell that to the Kansas City Royals.

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

        What is it, if the ball’s in the air for 8 seconds it has to be caught?

        • Kempire Strikes Back

          Yep. 8 seconds was it.

  • JonS

    Hahaha Cabrera and Santiago were the only players without a hit in this game.

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

    #untuck

    FINALLY

  • Mike N

    YEAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Yankees win and I’m happy.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ugly win, but a much needed win.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Hideous win. But a win is a win, baby.

    Just win tomorrow and get the split.

  • The Real Greg

    One of the biggest wins of the year for the Yankees. They could have let this get away with bad luck bloopers and crappy defense. But they won anyway. Its almost like exorcising the demons

    • The Troll

      I going to exorcise the demon in your ass with my . . . socket wrench.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        No. Greg would just enjoy it, that masochistic motherfucker.

  • pistol pete

    Finally the light goes off in Girardi’s head and he bats Cano third and Granderson in the middle of the lineup and out of the one hole. I hope he stays with Cano 3rd and Grandy in the middle and stop fucking around with Cano’s head. Leave him 3rd for the next five years.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Keep the lineup, play better defense, win. Fin.

  • Ichy balls

    Leave swisher in the 2 hole screw the binder.

  • chilango

    Still think Swish should bat lower, he whiffs and chokes too much, but NOT TONIGHT so it’s all good. Go for the split tomorrow and let’s put the phucks to Fister.