Game 114: Sweep the Jays


Jayson Nix and Casey McGehee winning games with their bats. Just like they drew it up in Spring Training. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty)

These last two games have gone about as well as the Yankees could have hoped, and this afternoon they have a chance to wrap up their first three-game sweep of the Blue Jays in Toronto since the very first series of the 2003 season. Yeah, it’s been a while. I blame Roy Halladay for being so good all those years. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Countryclub says:

    Shaping up to be a good day of sports. Gold medal game in hoops was entertaining. And now the yanks go for the sweep.

  2. oldmanalex says:

    where is ichiro? another day off?

  3. Joe says:

    No Ichiro or Eric Chavez, I like the moves since the Yanks have a tough schedule ahead this week.

  4. Mike N says:

    Sweep would be nice!

  5. Suzyn…why would the players want a Carrie Underwood signed baseball? I’d like Carrie under my wood, and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind either, but a signed baseball?

  6. Mike N says:

    The Jays need a uniform consultant, because the seat of the pants is too transparent, and you can see the blue shirt through it. Or mabye Happ is wearing his lucky pants that are worn thin.

  7. jjyank says:

    I think Jeter could break Rose’s record by next season if every pitcher in the league was left handed.

  8. The Real Greg says:

    Even though Swisher hasnt really produced from the 2 hole, the team has played better with him there.

  9. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Phil Hughes leaves today’s game with an ERA under 4.00, yes or no?

  10. The Real Greg says:

    You’ll take that if your Hughes

  11. Really…you’re going to give Encarnacion two hittable pitches in the same spot back to back…he’s literally the only guy in the line up you should be careful with.

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    2 outs, awesome, bro.

  13. Mike N says:

    C’mon, Hughes!

  14. The Real Greg says:

    Cooper and Encarnacion are their 2 legitimate threats in this lineup

  15. What the fuck Hughes? You’ve been great up until your last start, now you can’t beat the line-up that Ivan (who has been garbage) beat handily yesterday?

  16. Chilango says:

    Will Flying Balls Phil settle down?

  17. Brian S. says:

    Nick Swisher is annoying. Nice 110 wRC+ in your contract year.

  18. The Real Greg says:

    I assume that winning series is still the goal, right?

  19. Brian S. says:

    Grandy had one good game in Detroit. Still terrible.

  20. sangreal says:

    After that start against Seattle, CC Sabathia woke up the next morning with limited range of motion and his left arm “kind of swollen.” He couldn’t hold his arm straight down, bend at the elbow, and touch his shoulder. He’s never had an arm injury in his career, and when he was hesitant to tell the Yankees training staff, his wife stepped in.

    “My wife was going to call Stevie herself if I didn’t say anything,” Sabathia said.

    An MRI showed no damage, but during Wednesday’s start in Detroit, Sabathia’s arm was stiff between innings. He felt it when his arm was fully extended, and he had to throw a little bit between innings to stay loose. The next morning, he woke up with similar symptoms. He again couldn’t bend at the elbow and touch his shoulder.

    That really doesn’t sound very good

  21. Brian S. says:

    So…did Seattle injure another one of our pitchers? By being so terrible and having CC throw a complete game?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Price or Verlander. Weaver shouldn’t even get a top-three vote since he’s thrown ~40 fewer innings than everyone else we’ve mentioned. It’s about quality and quantity.

      • Laz says:

        I think that Weaver may have a chance, because of his 15/1 record. I was gonna mention that his home/away splits are huge, but he still has been better on the road than verlander or price.

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      Price-Verlander-Felix-Sale-Weaver. That’d be my ballot.

      But, I’d love to see HIROK get some love if he puts up a damn good Aug/September.

      • Laz says:

        Why would you have sale above weaver? The biggest negative on weaver is his low innings total, but sale has same number innings. I think that Weaver has been too good in the number of innings not to win, especially with 15 wins and over a month and a half to go.

      • Laz says:

        Kuroda has been good for us, but no way will he get anything more than 1-2 low end cy young votes.

  22. Cuso says:

    Swisher would have had Encarnacion easily at the plate if he didn’t try to throw the ball while in the air and doing a girly scissor kick in the process

  23. The Real Greg says:

    I’m confused. One one hand I hear “stiffness”, on the other hand, I hear “pain”

  24. Andruw's Smile says:

    Damn, thats out at YSIII for Casey

  25. The Real Greg says:

    So far, BaBip has been the Yankees biggest enemy

  26. jjyank says:

    Damn it. There’s been a few hard hit balls off Happ, and all have found gloves.

  27. Heisenberg's Hat says:

    Jayson Nix, BASEBALL PLAYER, swings at balls 3 and 4.

  28. Andruw's Smile says:

    Nix is being exactly who Nunez was supposed to be early this year. Play all around the diamond competently and provide a decent bat against LHP. Too bad Nunez would throw the ball into the 12th row from 3B.

  29. Brian S. says:

    2 pitches right down the middle=balls?

  30. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I want to see a replay of those two pitches. I wasn’t watching earlier, has the ump not been calling that a strike?

  31. Ron says:

    Wow those 2 pitches were strikes. Robots please

  32. The Real Greg says:

    Again, you can live with Encarnacion getting those hits. Just don’t let Cooper drive him in.

  33. I’m going to murder Sterling. On that single “Line drive by Encarnation DIVING STOP BY JETER, WHAT A PLAY!!!!!! *pause* sorry I got excited, Jeter didn’t make the play.

  34. Chilango says:

    Encarnacion is a ML ballplayer that’s why Phil can’t get him out.

  35. Andruw's Smile says:

    I’m not sure why, but I really find myself looking forward to Phil’s starts now. Can’t completely put my finger on it though.

    • jjyank says:

      Troubled former top-prospect, finally got into a nice groove for an extended period of time. I get it, I feel the same way.

      • Andruw's Smile says:

        I always did have a man-crush on him. Dudes still 26 which is baffling. Hope they find a way to keep him around through his prime.

        • jjyank says:

          Most people who followed the farm system even semi-regularly were dreaming on Hughes. I hope he finishes strong, and the Yankees keep him around long term.

  36. The Real Greg says:


  37. Brian S. says:

    I’m guessing Manny Roidmirez in the trivia question.

  38. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    A warm thank you to the Hooters manager for putting the Yanks on the big screen.

  39. Brian S. says:

    Get off my team Swisher.

  40. The Real Greg says:

    BaBIP strikes again

  41. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hughes hasn’t been sharp at all today.

  42. Brian S. says:

    You fucking suck Jones.

  43. The Real Greg says:

    Again, we won the series. Let’s go home

  44. Cuso says:

    Once again, stellar hustle by Andruw.

    He’s such a great outfielder.

  45. JonS says:

    Andruw Jones couldn’t cut that off?

  46. Reggie C. says:

    Gose was the guy to strikeout. The kid is barely a major leaguer right now.

    Dammit Hughes!

  47. CUYanks says:

    Yankees, Blue Jays, and Red Sox (and even Rays) have suffered a ton of injuries. Of course, a lot of those Toronto injuries are to marginal players. I’d like to see some sort of study on how much WAR was on the DL based on games missed. (and maybe using WAR/game from last year?)

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      No, impossible because only other teams can use injuries as excuses. The Yankees and their 600 Million dollar payroll shouldn’t ever complain about injuries.

      Ok sarcasm aside, I think a study like that would be interesting for sure.

  48. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Hughes struggling mightily against the Jays AAA lineup.

  49. Andruw's Smile says:

    God, I love Coney

  50. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    That’s a shame.

  51. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Rajai “Cabrera” Davis

  52. The Real Greg says:

    Just take the 2 of 3 and move along.

  53. Chilango says:

    Phil’s pitching BP today.

  54. Heisenberg's Hat says:

    Please get some runs off of J.A. Koufax.

  55. JonS says:

    What does the binder say in this situation?

  56. CUYanks says:

    Never good when a Rajai Davis hit is scoring guys like Jeff Mathis and Anthony Gose.

  57. wow says:

    I want Hughes on my playoff roster.

  58. CUYanks says:

    Based on this series, the SB totals for Anthony Gose and Rajai Davis should be thrown out along with the steroids era.

  59. The Real Greg says:

    I’m actually not surprised Hughes struggled against this lineup. What do minor leaguers hit all the time? Fastballs. What does Phil Hughes throw?

    It makes perfect sense.

  60. Arya says:

    Nova’s just taken the lead back for #4 starter. If Phelps performs well for CC we should see him replace either Phil or Nova in the rotation. Freddy’s been solid so he’s safe.

  61. Athenian says:

    I think it is fair to say the Phil Hughes experiment is done. This is what he is. He will not improve to the wunderkind that he was mislabeled as being. Trade Hume sor serviceable parts or move him to the pen. Either way a decision needs tobemade before 2013 season begins.

    • JMK says:

      Trade David Hume!

    • Chilango says:

      Phil in the pen is a scary thought man

    • Brian S. says:

      lol. I forgot the last three months mean nothing.

      • Athenian says:

        If the last three months is your basis then every hitter who gets hot will be a .300 power hitter, Kuroda would have been DFA’d, Yankees win streak wouldnt have been followed by equal losing streak. Seriously dude, 3 months of good versus regressing back to his career numbers, laughall you want. This is what Hughes is and will be.

        • Athenian says:

          I’m not saying he is a bad pitcher but he is league average at best as a starter. If he at least ate up innings you could make an argument for him as a starter. You can’t take 5 good starts and call it success. Take Jeter. Since the DL last year he has sustained his overall performance. If Phil was doin the same then it is easy to call the last two starts a road bump.

  62. Kramerica Industries says:

    Getting a sweep in Toronto was probably too much to ask for.

    Oh well. Get home and take charge against a good Texas Rangers team.

  63. DZ says:

    This strike zone sucks

  64. Widget says:

    Happ should not be dominating the Yankees. That’s the worst part of this game.

  65. Mike N says:


  66. Kramerica Industries says:

    And the requisite home run.

    Six of the seven runs allowed, with two outs. The runs that kill you.

  67. Andruw's Smile says:

    Well, hope you guys are ready for the D-Lowe show tomorrow, because Phelps is gonna need to soak some innings up today. Unless they just kill Igarashi’s arm.

  68. Reggie C. says:

    The old Phil is back!!!

  69. The Real Greg says:

    Hughes has got to take one for the team here. Phelps cant go because he’s starting tomorrow.

  70. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Phil is a 4 letter word today.

  71. CUYanks says:

    Who is our long man today?

  72. Bavarian Yankee says:

    a nice day at work for the Jays’ AAA-team ;)

  73. Athenian says:

    Well that escalated quickly. That is it, get ready for the Rangers

  74. Widget says:

    Hughes sucks. This is hilarious. He got destroyed by a minor league lineup.


  75. wow says:

    yup, he just sucks. At least we had a chance down by three or four. Stuck with him way to long.

  76. Andruw's Smile says:

    Encarnacion should get buzzed for that shit. Seemed like he just stared down Hughes after he hit that.

  77. CUYanks says:

    Manny Machado another HR.

  78. DM says:

    Get Iggy up.

  79. The Real Greg says:

    Everybody calm down. Hughes got beat up. Leave it at that.

  80. The Real Greg says:

    Everybody calm down. Hughes got beat up. Leave it at that.

  81. Betty Lizard says:

    It’s best if I don’t watch this game as my equanimity — particularly toward Phil Hughes — needs a lot more development.

  82. RI$P FTW says:

    Cano taking 3 pitches? Maybe the game isn’t over!

  83. The Real Greg says:

    By the way, the Rays don’t scare me outside of their protective dome.

  84. Reggie C. says:

    JA Happ can get shelled quickly too, but to overcome this TOR lead is asking for too much if Hughes takes the mound again.

  85. Widget says:

    And Cano scores, oh right he decided taking the walk was a bad idea.

  86. stuart a says:

    3 observations. this ump is horrible. his stirke zone is a joke.

    andruw jones cannot play the field especially on astro truf the guy cannot move.

    cano will never be great. his last AB is all you need to see. swung at ball 4 2 times and then grounded out.

    yanks no shows today. disgraceful………….

  87. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    The media is going to have a field day with this. Our season is over.

  88. Mike N says:

    I’m interested to see Igarashi pitch. He has that “hitchy” delivery, like Kuroda. Is it just a coincidence, or something they teach in Japan?

  89. The Real Greg says:

    So if this team is so bad, how come they have so many wins?

    • RI$P FTW says:

      We don’t need any white knights here.

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      Wins don’t mean anything. Don’t you know that by now?

      In all seriousness, when a team performs like the Yankees have for 15 or so years, it breeds spoiled fans. Fans that don’t understand its a 162 game season. Even the best teams are gonna lose 60 games. We’re spoiled, so we expect them to go 162-0.

  90. RI$P FTW says:

    LOL. People voted for Machado after like 2 games.

  91. Mike N says:

    That was huge to get the runner in there.

  92. Andruw's Smile says:

    Curtis is making me sad :(

  93. Widget says:

    I will not shed a tear if Granderson and Cano move on so the Yankees can stay under 189 million. Because if it’s one thing I care about as a fan it’s the absurd payroll. #sarcasm.

    • Brian S. says:

      I don’t want Granderson extended because he’s old. Nothing to do with the payroll. Not smart to give 33 year olds longish contracts.

      • Andruw's Smile says:

        Yeah, it’s not that I don’t think he’s worth a good amount of money, its just that he’ll be overpriced and too long of a contract.

  94. Hummingbird S. says:

    Phil is getting crushed by a triple-A lineup while the offense is getting dominated by a triple-A pitcher

  95. Brian S. says:

    Why did they take out Hughes?

  96. The Real Greg says:

    You all become like Jets fans when the Yankees lose. Its ridiculous. I thought there would be more realism here.

    And one more thing. In sports, don’t EXPECT anything. It will make your life easier.

  97. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Igarashi is Igaterrible.

  98. DERP says:

    Mike Moustakas is such a stud.

  99. DM says:

    Maybe they should demote Hughes to AAA for a couple of starts so he can work on his change-up (like Nova with his slider last year). It might work wonders for him. And call up Warren to take his next start since they’re on the same turn.

    Calm down. Just kidding.

    • Chilango says:

      Phil has had enough time to mature as a pitcher. He has proved he can’t control the fastball and half the time his curve doesn’t break. Time to let him go.

      • Andruw's Smile says:

        And your plan of doing so?

      • DM says:

        I don’t know about that. But whatever the results, hitters still take very aggressive swings against him (esp righties). And his arsenal of pitches has dwindled down to two again; the cutter/slider came and went; the change-up got lost somewhere too. It’s hard to be a good starter with 2 pitches. The FB isn’t consistently plus, and his curve is more slurve-like now. He has better command than Nova, but that’s not saying much. However, I like Nova’s stuff and repertoire better. Nova needs much better command; Phil needs better command along with another legit pitch.

  100. Mike N says:

    Igarashi looks pretty dodgy so far.

  101. Andruw's Smile says:

    This is gonna get ugly… Like Swisher pitching-ugly.

  102. DERP says:

    It is going to be so awesome when the Red Sox go into Camden and sweep the Orioles.

  103. Mike N says:

    I wonder what Schneider’s Grill’ems are?

    BTW, one of my buddies who lives in Toronto is at the game today with his three sons, so at least they must be happy and having a grand old time.

  104. CUYanks says:

    We have no choice but to trade for Barry Zito and re-up him for the same contract he initially got with the Giants.

  105. The Real Greg says:

    Next week the Rays are going on the west coast away from their dome playing Seattle and the Angels so they aren’t going to light the world on fire out there.

    Orioles play Boston, Detroit, and Texas in a row.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there is no movement cumulative in the division next week.

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      No other AL East teams scare me (in terms of catching up to the Yankees).

      Making up 6 games of ground is tough to do, especially with only a month and a half left in the season. There’s a reason the Yankees are this far ahead, they have been (and I believe, are) a much better team than the rest of the AL East.

  106. DERP says:

    When we get rid of Iggy after the game, who do we bring up?

  107. Brian S. says:

    Ryota IgaLOLshi.

  108. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    We got ‘em right where we want ‘em.

  109. Mike N says:

    Rothschild to Igarashi: “Please try to suck less.”

  110. Celerino Sanchez says:

    Rajai “Pujols” Davis

  111. CUYanks says:

    This game will impact our run differential enough to make all those 1-run loses seem fair.

  112. Ron says:

    So mets release him and they have the worst bullpen in the league. I hate how Cashman loves to gives trash from other teams chance after chance before any of our prospects.

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      Who would you like to see in this spot? Remember, Igarashi was only up to pitch in this situation, so you’re risking burning out a prospect for one appearance, shipping him up to Toronto for one day, and possibly messing with his head by letting him get rocked.

      Who ya got?

    • DERP says:

      I’d rather have Iggy pitching in this situation than an actual prospect.

    • Mike N says:

      He’s not here to have a “chance”. He’s here to suck, but eventually get outs, in garbage time.

  113. The Real Greg says:

    That’s what I call the law of averages evening out. 10 runs in their last 5 games; 10 runs today.

  114. Andruw's Smile says:

    Can’t wait to see the re-dux of Swish on the mound. Actually, maybe not swish since hes been injured this year.

    Nix? Stew? Who’s it gonna be?

  115. Mike N says:

    Is there an MLB rule that disallows a team to just forfeit when they are down so far and don’t want to burn through pitchers? Or is it just so grossly unsportsmanlike, that no team would ever do so?

  116. DERP says:

    We are about to lose like five wins from out Pythagorean record. I assume that is what everyone is bitching about.

    • Heisenberg's Hat says:

      Until Pythagorean record is used to determine playoff positioning, it’s not very important.

      • Chilango says:

        It does seem to predict accurately the probability of winning (winning pct). Didn’t a researcher derive the formula (in 2006?)using the Weibull Distribution to get the best Pythagorean exponents?

  117. Mike N says:

    Schneider’s Grill’ems are apparently pre-cooked sausages that you just heat up and eat. Sounds disgusting.

  118. Brian S. says:

    Stat padder

  119. Mike N says:


  120. hirokichiro says:

    Obviously pitchers are to blame when they suck, but did Martin call a slider when the dude is throwing 94-96. Even when one is right down the middle the probability of davis gettign a hit is lower than a lame slider (it has to be a lame slider since the guy is stuck in the Minors). It just doesnt make sense, just not smart…Mr Martin.

  121. Heisenberg's Hat says:

    The one time I’m stuck listening to those clowns on the radio, and they’re bashing “that sabermetric nonsense.” I should just turn it off completely.

  122. Brian S. says:


  123. CUYanks says:

    Those 3 runs last inning were a shame.

  124. DERP says:


  125. Mike N says:

    CANO SUCKS!!!!!!! GET RID OF HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. The Real Greg says:

    If Igarashi hadn’t give up the three runs the inning prior, I think Joe would have pinch hit for Jones there. Pure conjecture.

  127. CUYanks says:

    In other news, the Royals and the Twins are playing the O’s and Rays tough, so far.

  128. DERP says:

    Orioles losing

  129. stuart a says:

    Cano will never be great that is true. the guy gave up a walk previous AB because he wanted to hit a homer.

    the guy has 68 rbi’ shitting 4th on the yanks, you want a parade for him???? He is a good player with Jeters mind for the game would be off the charts…

    Stat padder foolish fans cannot process the fact that Cano is a er ygood player who with more discipline at the plate can be a generational star which is not happening. BTW the guy is 29 alreads………

    • Brian S. says:

      :: stands up and claps ::

    • Heisenberg's Hat says:

      So he’s an A- player instead of an A+, so the Yanks should let him walk?

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      That’s like saying “If Jeter had more power he’d be the best player ever” (with more spelling errors)

      He doesn’t have the best discipline on the team, no. But, he is the best 2B in the game, and plays like it every day.

  130. Mike N says:

    Have MLB figured out yet how they are going to handle continuous interleague play next season?

  131. Big Member says:

    Did Igawa change his name and got a plastic surgery? Cause it sure looks like he is pitching

  132. DERP says:

    Huge inning by Ryoto there

  133. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Yanks will bring tieing run to the plate in this game.

  134. Andruw's Smile says:

    Holy Fuck that was insane. Holy fucking shit.

  135. CUYanks says:

    My goodness that was Trout-esque.

  136. Mike N says:

    Wow! What a catch!

  137. Chilango says:

    WOW What a catch

  138. The Real Greg says:

    If it was a closer game, we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate that play. We’d be cussing him out

  139. Brian S. says:

    Get a run in Nix.

  140. Mike N says:


  141. Chilango says:

    Keep the line moving

  142. Brian S. says:

    How the fuck was that a strike?

  143. The Real Greg says:

    And the Yankees score the two runs anyway

  144. Brian S. says:

    I’m glad we decided to use Ryota Igarashi.

  145. Mike N says:

    I LOVE TWO-OUT RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!! When the Yanks score them.

  146. Heisenberg's Hat says:

    Look at all this garbage time stat-padding!

  147. Brian S. says:

    Girardi should kill himself after watching this.

  148. Mike N says:


  149. CUYanks says:

    Now the Yankees might have to go to a better pitcher for the bottom of the 7th.

  150. Jag says:

    It’s a ball game again! Their bullpen is terrible… a full comeback isn’t impossible here.

  151. Chilango says:

    Hey it’s a ballgame. Who do we bring in for the 7th?

  152. Heisenberg's Hat says:

    The fallacies coming these radio boneheads are worse than I have ever heard. This is completely ridiculous.

    “What if Sabathia didn’t go on the DL, then David Phelps wouldn’t be starting tomorrow, which means he would have come in to pitch instead of Igarashi, which means those three runs would never have scored, which means the Yankees would have just tied the score.”

    I’m seriously not even making this up.

  153. Brian S. says:

    Swisher is fricken slow.

  154. sangreal says:

    Here comes the Robbie Thompson complaints

  155. Andruw's Smile says:

    Kay called Darren Oliver Arthur Rhodes hahahahaha.

  156. Mike N says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????? SEND HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. Brian S. says:


  158. Chilango says:

    Swish should have scored fuck

  159. CUYanks says:

    Go-ahead run up!

  160. Brian S. says:

    Bean one of them now.

  161. Brian S. says:

    Hit Encarnacion in the hands.

    • Andruw's Smile says:

      Eh, not a fan of starting beanball wars. Although Encarnacion stared down Hughes after his bomb.

      • Brian S. says:

        That HBP was obvious. Bean Encarnacion or one of their prospects.

        • Andruw's Smile says:

          I mean, obvious to you I guess. Putting the tying run on base so your LOOGY can face a righty instead of a lefty doesn’t seem obvious to me. But what do I know

  162. The Real Greg says:

    Bad luck. But we’re giving it a shot

  163. Brent says:

    Jones has been useless lately.

  164. Chilango says:

    Should have sent Swisher, WTF,

  165. Mike N says:

    How the fuck do you not send Swisher there with two outs!?!?!?!? Make them make the goddamn throw and tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. CUYanks says:

    If Rajai Davis wouldn’t have made that catch, Gomes would have touched third and run off the field with only 2 outs, and all the other runs would have scored to allow the Yankees to take the lead!

  167. Widget says:

    This is going to be another 1 run lose isn’t it?

  168. Kosmo says:

    I stand by what I said, Jones sucks !

    • Chilango says:

      Jones hit it hard, they just had him played perfectly. It’s not on him. More like Swisher who is slow as shit. He should have scored on the previous play

  169. What the fuck?! I had a string of customers from like 2 on…what happened?

  170. The Real Greg says:

    Just be happy they made it interesting. Still expect the loss.

  171. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    You think this is Jeter’s dead cat bounce season or that he will do this again next year?

  172. DERP says:

    We should somehow trade for JJ Hardy this offseason to be the utility infielder/starter when someone gets hurt.

  173. JLC 776 says:

    Loss? Do you see the momentum right now? This is game 2 against the Sox all over again!

  174. Brian S. says:

    Why are we letting our ROOOGY face Johnson?

  175. DERP says:

    Where are the LOOGYS?

  176. Chilango says:

    Why is Eppley still in there

  177. DERP says:

    It’s pretty cool that the Royals have no interest in winning.

  178. DERP says:

    Nice job by Eppley

  179. Andruw's Smile says:

    I think we’re all missing something great. Kay called Darren Oliver Arthur Rhodes. Not the same black LOOGY, Kay.

  180. Seriously…somebody fill me in as to what happened from like the top of the 4th on?

  181. Brian S. says:

    Granderson is bad

  182. Brian S. says:

    Encanacion comes up net inning. Get Joba in there?

  183. Chilango says:

    Grandy has looked like shit for weeks

  184. Chilango says:

    pivotal play: Swish not scoring in the 7th,

  185. Brian S. says:

    Way to battle there

  186. The Real Greg says:

    No need to be pissed. They gave it a shot

  187. stuart a says:

    anoher tease coming. close but no cigar.. they have not come back after 8 all season.

    woulda coulda shoulda.. always coming up short.

    nice ab by grandy against oliver why does he not just dive and try to hit a ball 2 feet out of the strike zone???

    odds of coming back in the 9th are about 10%……..

  188. stuart a says:

    the typical they gave it a shot crowd. 0 for the season after trailing going into the 9th. not 1 comeback but plenty of stat padding…….

  189. I just want to double check. We’re in 1st in the division by 5+ games, and we won the series, right?

  190. stuart a says:

    igarashi was the right move. the guy is a career AAAA. throws 95 and no other pith. but cannot get the ball in the strike zone enough….

    the rajai davis d play was huge would have been within 3 with no outs..

    imagine andruw slow as molasses on that play. the guy moves like casey mcgehee……..

    jones cannot play the field………

  191. Brian S. says:

    Hit him in the dick Eppley.

  192. Brian S. says:

    O/U 60 runs scored in the upcoming four game set?

  193. Mike N says:

    LOOGY fail.

  194. Chilango says:

    Joba no fuckin around lets see the 97 with some movement. NOW

  195. Mike N says:

    It is more important for Joba to do well here than to win this game.

  196. Chilango says:

    Not one fastball. Strange.

  197. Mike N says:

    Good job!

  198. The Real Greg says:

    Bet Chavez will pinch hit for Nix against the Fugitive.

  199. Mike Axisa says:

    Ichiro over Chavez? Dumb.

  200. The Real Greg says:

    Also it could be because Girardi doesn’t want Chavez to run on this turf.

  201. Mike N says:

    Yeah, that was weird not to pinch hit there.

  202. sangreal says:

    Is Chavez even available? I think he said he needed a few days off

    • sangreal says:

      via lohud

      “I know I need the time to recover,” [Chavez] said. “We’ve got good players that are going to be playing, and I just want to get more W’s. I’m not an everyday guy. I’ve accepted that.”

  203. Toronto Bills top Giants in a close one 10-7

  204. The Real Greg says:

    In the end, it doesn’t matter

  205. Mike N says:

    Bummer. But the partial comeback was exciting.

  206. stuart a says:

    shocker another tease.

    lucky arthur rhodes pitched for the jays just ask michael kay!!!the guy has arthur rhodes on the brain…

    what a shock they went down like shoop in the 9th…

  207. stuart a says:

    shocker another tease.

    lucky arthur rhodes pitched for the jays just ask michael kay!!!the guy has arthur rhodes on the brain…

    what a shock they went down like sheep in the 9th…

  208. Evitable says:

    Granderson’s at-bat to lead off the 8th was an embarrassment. He is terrible. David Phelps should hit for him.

  209. stuart a says:

    hughes 2nd horrible effort in a row. joining Nova as 2 enigmas’s who are hittable…..

    8th and 9th inning the yanks did zilch….

    another non comeback tease……….the script has not changed all year……..

  210. stuart a says:

    does Joba know he throws 96???

    6 off speed pitched in a row, got out of it but what the F

  211. Kris says:

    It might shock a lot of people but when your starter gives up seven or more runs,it usually means you won’t win.
    The Angels showed that last night,as have most teams in the AL and NL this year.

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