Game 114: Sweep the Jays

Yanks beat Blue Jays for fourth straight win
Chavez unavailable due to sore back this weekend
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.

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Yanks beat Blue Jays for fourth straight win
Chavez unavailable due to sore back this weekend
  • Countryclub

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

    • Pat D

      I wouldn’t call it entertaining, exactly. But the result was correct.

  • oldmanalex

    where is ichiro? another day off?

    • Brian S.

      He’s terrible against lefties.

      • jjyank

        Yep. Jones hasn’t been great, but if you’re not going to play him against lefties, his roster spot is useless. I have more faith in Jones than in Ichiro against a lefty.

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

        But TEH ICHIRO!!! He should be leading off against lefties and righties because he’s ICHIRO!!!

        /stats mean nothing

        • Mike N

          He was hired as a really solid defensive outfielder who is not likely to be absolutely horrendous at the plate. So far, so good.

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

            Absolutely, but the day he starts against a lefty, or bats any higher than 7th again is the day it’s a bad trade.

            • Mike N

              Yeah, if you interpret that turn of events as implying that the Yanks needed a real bat more than a good outfielder when they made the trade.

    • RI$P FTW

      According to the NY Post, Ichiro will be a pinch runner the rest of the season.

      • Mike N

        Srsly?

      • RI$P FTW
        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          I’d Joel Sherman, and a Post BLOG I wouldn’t take it to seriously.

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

            It’s Joel Sherman* sorry, long night last night, I’m not exactly all there right now. Did you guys know they have $5 32oz draft beers at Fuddruckers?

            • jjyank

              That is awesome.

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

                Between 3 of those and garlic fries, it was a great night for 20 bucks lol.

                • jjyank

                  I love garlic fries. Unfortunately, beer doesn’t too much more my level of drunkenness, even though I enjoy the taste.

            • RI$P FTW

              mmmm

          • RI$P FTW

            Oh I’m not taking it seriously.
            He’s saying A-Rod’s return will force Ichiro to the bench. I don’t see the logic in that. Maybe I’m dumb. Ichiro shouldn’t be DH’ing or 3B’ing.

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

              If A-Rod wasn’t coming back in September McGehee or Nix might be out of a job. I didn’t read the article but I don’t understand how his logic would be that Alex (a right handed power hitting corner infielder) returning is going to cost Ichiro (a left handed speedy outfielder) ABs.

            • jjyank

              No, you’re right. A-Rod and Ichiro don’t have anything to do with each other. A-Rod coming back will take time away from Chavez, McGehee, and Nix, not Ichiro.

              • RI$P FTW

                He wrote this:
                “Because A-Rod’s return from a non-displaced fracture of his left hand in September very possibly will turn Suzuki into the most famous late-inning pinch-runner and defensive specialist in the game.”

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

                  *facepalm*

                • jjyank

                  What an idiot. A-Rod coming back won’t have any bearing on where or when Ichiro plays.

                • Mike N

                  Well, he is right that Ichiro is here for his defense, but it’s not just for late innings.

                  • RI$P FTW

                    Yes.

        • Mike N

          What an idiot.

  • Joe

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

    • jjyank

      Yeah, and Girardi needs to make sure that Chavez doesn’t break.

      • nsalem

        HIs warranty expired on June 1

  • Mike N

    Sweep would be nice!

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

      I doesn’t matter, this team can’t win in the playoffs.

      /weak troll’d

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

    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?

    • jjyank

      I endorse this comment.

    • Brian S.

      Isn’t she dating someone on the Nashville Predators?

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I prefer Sarah Underwood

  • Mike N

    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.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      They’re Canadian. It makes sense.

  • jjyank

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

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Yeah, if only.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Mike N

      I attribute this to him letting the other batters see a lot of pitches.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • LarryM.,Fl.

      No, I’m cheating.

  • The Real Greg

    You’ll take that if your Hughes

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

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      While he gives up an RBI single to Cooper

    • Brian S.

      He missed with the fastball. Russ wanted it away and that hovered right over the middle.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    2 outs, awesome, bro.

  • Mike N

    C’mon, Hughes!

  • The Real Greg

    Cooper and Encarnacion are their 2 legitimate threats in this lineup

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

    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?

    • John Sterling

      Oh Suzyn, you silly little minx. Must I tell you again?

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

        If he ever called her a ‘silly little minx’ I would blow up the universe.

        • jjyank

          This would be an appropriate time for your “Nope button” .gif.

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

            not big enough. Nobody should have to live in the world after that.

  • Chilango

    Will Flying Balls Phil settle down?

    • Mike N

      That is the question of the day.

      • Mike N

        The magic eight ball says “Maybe”.

  • Brian S.

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • jjyank

      A .667 winning percentage is a pretty good goal.

      But sweeps are always nice.

      • The Real Greg

        So why will people still be angry if we lose today?

        • Brian S.

          Because the Yankees are facing a AAA team?

        • Mike N

          Dunno about angry, but it’s always disappointing to lose.

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

            this.

        • jjyank

          Because there will always be angry people no matter what happens.

    • Brian S.

      Naw. Not when Toronto has five rookies in their lineup and a pitcher with a 5 ERA on the mound.

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

      Absolutely, but since that happened already, let’s get greedy!

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      No, the goal is to win as many games as you can. It doesn’t matter at all if you win 8 out of 12 games by winning 2 out of 3 for 4 consecutive series or by sweeping 2 series and losing the other 2. For a fan, it might feel different psychologically, but other than that there’s no difference.

      • toad

        of course.

  • Brian S.

    Grandy had one good game in Detroit. Still terrible.

  • sangreal

    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

    • sangreal

      damnit Kay

    • The Real Greg

      I keep hearing different things. “Swelling” “Stiffness”

      • RI$P FTW

        ESPN and WFAN said ‘pain’.

        • Brian S.

          Because they make money off of antagonizing Yankee fans.

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

      So…we’ve lost our ace at 2 different parts of the season, a key piece of our rotation for the entire year, our starting left fielder for the year, our third baseman for a chunk of it, one key bullpen arm for a couple weeks, another for most of the season, and our closer for a majority of the season…what’s your excuse again Boston?

      • jjyank

        Beer and chicken?

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Well, what you’re saying would makes sense except for… NOT AT ACE!

      • Brian S.

        Don’t forget our best pitcher by ERA for 8 weeks.

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

          If you mean Pettitte, I absolutely forgot about him.

  • Brian S.

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

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

    Cy Young: Felix or Jared Weaver?

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

      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

        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

      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.

      • RI$P FTW

        lol

      • Laz

        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

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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

    • Brian S.

      Seriously. He got rid of the ball as soon as he got it. He needed to fucking wind up and let it go.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Brian S.

      Why can’t we have both?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      I feel like there’s a thin line between “pain” “swelling” and “stiffness”, and its probably somewhere in between the three for CC.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Damn, thats out at YSIII for Casey

  • The Real Greg

    So far, BaBip has been the Yankees biggest enemy

    • Chilango

      No way. BaBip is mostly luck. Biggest problem on the pitching side has been too many extra base hits given up (Nova, Hughes). On the hitting side, not hitting WRISP.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I think he meant this game specifically.

  • jjyank

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

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

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

    • The Real Greg

      Maybe ball 3 but not ball 4. That last pitch was down the middle

  • Andruw’s Smile

    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.

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

      Difference is Nunez could hit RHP as well…to bad he had no idea where the ball was going after he let go of it.

      • Brian S.

        Also Nunez is a great base stealer.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Yep, that would’ve been a nice little bonus down the stretch here. But, Nix is doing a pretty good impression of a good utility infielder right now.

        Side note: One day I’d like to see an infield of: 1B- Laynce Nix 2B- Scott Hairston 3B Jerry Hairston SS- Jayson Nix.

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

          That is an infield of BASEBALL PLAYERS right there.

  • Brian S.

    2 pitches right down the middle=balls?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • Ron

    Wow those 2 pitches were strikes. Robots please

  • The Real Greg

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

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

    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.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Seriously?

    • Brian S.

      You aren’t allowed to complain about Sterling/Waldman on here, remember?

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

        I had to make an exception. This is him making a web gem for Jeter to end the inning then all of a sudden man on 1st.

    • jjyank

      Wow. Dude needs to get his glasses prescription updated.

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Did Suzy try to cover up for him and say that nobody in the ballpark saw it as a single?

  • Chilango

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

    • jjyank

      And all the other hitters Phil faced during his nice 3 month run were?

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

        Doesn’t count, all those offenses where having off nights, the ones that weren’t where NL teams, and Phil was lucky every other time.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Or, he’s having a monster year and is doing a good impression of a really really good hitter, so most pitchers haven’t been able to get him out. But, yea Phil Hughes sucks.

      • Chilango

        Easy guys it was a joke. Although I wish Phil would have his 3 month run from Aug to Oct.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Sad thing is, with some of the people around here, this could have easily been serious.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    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

      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

        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

          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.

  • The Real Greg

    Molitor?

  • Brian S.

    I’m guessing Manny Roidmirez in the trivia question.

    • The Real Greg

      I doubt it because he wasn’t involved with either the Yankees or the Red Sox.

      • The Real Greg

        Blue Jays, correction

        • Andruw’s Smile

          I missed the question… care to post it?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

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

  • Brian S.

    Get off my team Swisher.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Which hitters do you like on this team? (Serious question, and I don’t remember which players really bug you and which don’t.)

      • Brian S.

        The ones that aren’t assholes.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          Specifically?

          • Andruw’s Smile

            Luis Sojo

            • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

              Luis Sojo is the Truest (TM) of True Yankees.

          • jjyank

            Everyone? I dunno. It seems like everyone is an asshole every time they make an out to Brian.

  • The Real Greg

    BaBIP strikes again

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hughes hasn’t been sharp at all today.

  • Brian S.

    You fucking suck Jones.

    • jjyank

      Extra negative today?

    • bobtaco

      I’d rather watch Ichiro against a lefty than Jones in the field jogging after balls…

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Brian S.

      And after we lose 3 of 4 to Texas we will only be 3 up on the Rays.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Hahaha please, don’t be optimistic.

      • DERP

        And Boston will probably pass us, because according to you they are playing well and starting to turn it around.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Season’s over, even the 2nd wildcard spot couldnt salvage this season.

        • Brian S.

          No Boston is pretty terrible but they seem to do well against us in YS3.

      • jjyank

        Oh relax.

      • The Real Greg

        Doubt it because they are facing King Felix on one of those days

        • Brian S.

          That’s the one they will lose.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Greg, the results of the specific past two days are irrelevant except for the psychological effect on fans. Not caring about the result of the last game of a series after you’ve won is not something any professional team should do, and if they did, that would be truly terrible.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Once again, stellar hustle by Andruw.

    He’s such a great outfielder.

  • JonS

    Andruw Jones couldn’t cut that off?

  • Reggie C.

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

    Dammit Hughes!

  • CUYanks

    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

      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.

      • CUYanks

        Longoria would be a huge chunk for Rays. Pedroia/Ortiz missed a bunch of games for the Red Sox, and Ellsbury would contribute a lot. Depending how you view Carl Crawford, he’d also be something for them. ARod/CC/Rivera/PIneda would probably not be as much as them. Blue Jays I have no idea– obviously Bautista is crushing.

        • Brian S.

          Pedroia and Ellsbury are terrible this year. Crawford sucks too.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            Crawfords track record shouldnt be tossed out because of one season.

            • Brian S.

              He sucks this year too.

              • Andruw’s Smile

                Injury plagued year

          • RI$P FTW

            This guy is well-informed.

            • Brian S.

              Pedroia and Ellsbury have <100 wRC+. Crawford has 100 on the nose. They suck.

              • CUYanks

                Crawford has < 100 AB. Ellsbury < 150 AB. It's hard to make great judgments on those types of samples.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          For the Jays, you would think Bautista and Morrow would be a decent chunk, along with Santos and other bullpen guys.

          • CUYanks

            Yes. If Bautista/Lawrie miss most of the remaining games, they will probably make a charge at the Red Sox in terms of this. Longoria missed 85 games, though I can’t think of other huge injuries on the Rays.

  • Celerino Sanchez

    Hughes struggling mightily against the Jays AAA lineup.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    God, I love Coney

    • Betty Lizard

      Me too. Smart, snarky, sabremetrically savvy and a sexy voice.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    That’s a shame.

  • Mike N

    crap!

  • Celerino Sanchez

    Rajai “Cabrera” Davis

  • The Real Greg

    Just take the 2 of 3 and move along.

  • Chilango

    Phil’s pitching BP today.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

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

  • JonS

    What does the binder say in this situation?

  • CUYanks

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

  • wow

    I want Hughes on my playoff roster.

  • CUYanks

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    It makes perfect sense.

  • Arya

    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.

  • Athenian

    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

      Trade David Hume!

    • Chilango

      Phil in the pen is a scary thought man

    • Brian S.

      lol. I forgot the last three months mean nothing.

      • Athenian

        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

          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.

  • Mike N

    Gah!

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • DZ

    This strike zone sucks

  • Widget

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

  • Mike N

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And the requisite home run.

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

    • Mike N

      I hate two-out runs when the other team scores them.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      No. Hughes is going to keep going

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Igarashi it’ll be.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          BUT, since Phelps isnt stretched out, Lowe is almost definitely going to be in the game tomorrow, unless Phelps can get through 5 or 6 innings with like 60 pitches.

  • Reggie C.

    The old Phil is back!!!

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Phil is a 4 letter word today.

  • CUYanks

    Who is our long man today?

    • Chilango

      How bout Swisher!!

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Girardi said Phelps would be available today and then they could figure out what to do tomorrow (Lowe, obviously). I’d assume Igarashi can go two or maybe even 3.

  • Bavarian Yankee

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

  • Athenian

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

    • CUYanks

      That really got out of hand. There were men on fire, and I stabbed a man in the heart with a trident.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        +1

      • Athenian

        That is awesome. Cannot wait to see part two.

  • Widget

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

    OH NO GREG THE RED SOX ARE WINNING!!!!!!!!! They MEDIA WILL BE EXCITED!!!!!

    • The Real Greg

      Tell Brian S. that. He’s the one who’s on the ledge.

      • Brian S.

        Right.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      The Rays are winning.

      The Rays are the new Red Sox.

  • wow

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

  • Andruw’s Smile

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

  • CUYanks

    Manny Machado another HR.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      SLG% padding.

  • DM

    Get Iggy up.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Betty Lizard

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

  • RI$P FTW

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Widget

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

    • The Real Greg

      FALLACY

  • stuart a

    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………….

    • Andruw’s Smile

      A-Rods fault.

    • DERP

      Fifth highest WAR among position players since 2010 = not a great player.

      Nevermind, I used a made up stat. I should have quoted his RBI totals.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        The thing I love about Cano is that even his traditional stats (BA, RBI, etc) are great, so people resort to him being “lazy”, and abstract stuff like that to knock him.

    • Jack
    • Brian S.

      Cano is one of the best players in all of baseball.

    • jjyank

      “cano will never be great.”

      lol wut?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Mike N

    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?

  • The Real Greg

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

    • RI$P FTW

      We don’t need any white knights here.

      • The Real Greg

        I don’t follow.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      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.

  • RI$P FTW

    LOL. People voted for Machado after like 2 games.

  • Mike N

    That was huge to get the runner in there.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Curtis is making me sad :(

  • Widget

    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.

      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

        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.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • The Real Greg

      You are a dumbass. J.A. Happ is not a AAA pitcher.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Eh, he didnt exactly set the world on fire in the NL Central.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          He played for a shit team. That make a difference.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            If you pay attention to W-L, yeah. (I don’t)

      • Chilango

        He sucks this year though

      • Hummingbird S.

        Happ has an 81 ERA+ this season and 71 ERA+ last season. Also, you are a fucking moron.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          ERA+

          He’s better than Nova, then that means. Right?

          • Hummingbird S.

            I can give you a bunch of numbers that prove that since last season, J.A. Happ does not belong in a major league rotation.

        • The Real Greg

          I don’t give a shit. He pitched in the World Series. He deserves some respect.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            I think he deserves some respect for far different reasons than “He pitched in the World Series”.

          • Brian S.

            That’s dumb as hell.

          • Hummingbird S.

            Like I said, a fucking moron.

          • Heisenberg’s Hat

            You must be joking if you think this is an indicator of quality.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Happ isn’t a AAA pitcher.

      They should still hit him, but he’s major-league quality.

  • Brian S.

    Why did they take out Hughes?

    • CUYanks

      To avoid destroying his confidence, maybe. And to have an excuse to destroy Igarashi’s expendable arm.

    • Mike N

      Because he was horrible, and they don’t want to just hang him out there to get knocked around further?

  • The Real Greg

    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.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Greg, stfu, you’re so dramatic.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Igarashi is Igaterrible.

  • DERP

    Mike Moustakas is such a stud.

  • DM

    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

      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

        And your plan of doing so?

      • DM

        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.

  • Mike N

    Igarashi looks pretty dodgy so far.

  • Andruw’s Smile

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

    • Mike N

      You called it.

  • DERP

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

    • Mike N

      That would be cool!

  • Mike N

    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.

  • CUYanks

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

  • The Real Greg

    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

      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.

      • The Real Greg

        Then tell the others on here please.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          The “others” all seem to be brain-dead, or over hysterical fans.

      • CUYanks

        Yeah, though with 2 teams sitting 6 games back, the multiple comparisons up the chances that at least one catches the Yankees.

        • Chilango

          TB could easily catch up.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            “Easily”? If the Yankees play .500 ball the rest of the way, they’re 92-72. To go 92-72, TB needs to go 31-20. I mean, I guess that’s achievable, but who of us really thinks the Yankees will only play .500 ball the rest of the way?

  • DERP

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

    • The Real Greg

      Derek Lowe

      • DERP

        Swing and a miss on my part. For some reason I thought he was already on the roster.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Lowe’s gonna replace him on the roster, and maybe even on the 40-man.

  • Brian S.

    Ryota IgaLOLshi.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    We got ‘em right where we want ‘em.

  • Mike N

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

  • Celerino Sanchez

    Rajai “Pujols” Davis

    • Brian S.

      If his club option is declined I wouldn’t mind picking him up as a fourth outfielder. We need some more speed.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Eh… I’ll pass.

    • CUYanks

      Over/under how many more meaningless bases Rajai Davis steals in this game?

  • CUYanks

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

  • Ron

    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

      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

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

    • Mike N

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • sangreal

      Ichiro

      • sangreal

        reply fail

  • Andruw’s Smile

    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?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Congrats, Axisa just stole your comment for a tweet.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Wasnt a theft job. Was just great minds thinking alike.

    • sangreal

      Ichiro!

  • Mike N

    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?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Assuming that it’s really really unsportsmanlike. And you gotta remember, this is an entertainment industry. People who paid to be at the game would be PISSED (as would I).

    • CUYanks

      The equivalent is having igarashi pitch.

  • DERP

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

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

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

      • Chilango

        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?

        • Brian S.

          THERE’S NO MATH IN BASEBALL NERD!!!!

          /sarcasm

  • Mike N

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

  • Brian S.

    Stat padder

  • Mike N

    JEET!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hirokichiro

    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.

    • Kosmo

      your absolutely right . 4 straight splitters. Stupid !

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    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.

    • Brian S.

      What they say?

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        Something like “the best measure of Jeter’s greatness is that he’s been in the playoffs 16 out of 17 years, and that he’s the Captain. You can forget all that sabermetric nonsense.”

        God, they should be fired.

      • Mike N

        He looks like a baseball player.

        • Chilango

          He’s the Captain for fuck’s sake lol

  • Brian S.

    BOBINSON

  • CUYanks

    Those 3 runs last inning were a shame.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s hindsight.

      • CUYanks

        Yeah. It’s easier for me to comment on the past than the future.

      • Mike N

        Nonetheless, they were unfortunate.

  • DERP

    CANO WILL NEVER BE GREAT

  • Mike N

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Kosmo

      because we all know if you subtract a few HRs Jones positively does suck !

  • CUYanks

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

  • DERP

    Orioles losing

    • The Real Greg

      So are the Rays.

  • stuart a

    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.

      :: stands up and claps ::

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

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

    • Andruw’s Smile

      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.

  • Mike N

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

  • Big Member

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

  • DERP

    Huge inning by Ryoto there

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

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

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

      Hey, that’s my schtick.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        No you usually say tying run. I said tieing. It’s nuanced, I know.

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

          Heh.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Holy Fuck that was insane. Holy fucking shit.

  • Brian S.

    lol

  • CUYanks

    My goodness that was Trout-esque.

  • Mike N

    Wow! What a catch!

  • Chilango

    WOW What a catch

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Yeah, but I’d still say that’s one of the best catches I’ve ever seen. My goodness that was insane.

    • Chilango

      No way. That was a great catch.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Also, a closer game means the play means more.

      • Chilango

        I would have said: Great catch. FUCK.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Yeah now it’s just kinda. Great catch. Fuck (no caps)

    • Mike N

      I was both cursing him out and appreciating the amazing catch.

  • Brian S.

    Get a run in Nix.

    • Brian S.

      Thank you.

      • Jayson Nix

        Your welcome.

  • Mike N

    NIX!!!!!!!!!

  • Chilango

    Keep the line moving

  • Brian S.

    How the fuck was that a strike?

  • The Real Greg

    And the Yankees score the two runs anyway

  • Brian S.

    I’m glad we decided to use Ryota Igarashi.

    • The Real Greg

      You’re approaching hindsight and fallacy territory

  • Mike N

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

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Look at all this garbage time stat-padding!

  • Brian S.

    Girardi should kill himself after watching this.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Obviously the only response.

      Seriously, this is a really dumb thing to say. For a variety of reasons, the first of many being that it is pretty insensitive.

      • Brian S.

        It’s hyperbole.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          It’s still dumb. Very very dumb.

    • The Real Greg

      HINDSIGHT, FALLACY, AND CLASSLESSNESS

      • Brian S.

        I give absolutely zero fucks.

  • Mike N

    SWISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CUYanks

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

  • Jag

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

  • Chilango

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

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Still Eppley I think, mix and match with Rapada/Joba/Logan too.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    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.

    • CUYanks

      It’s the butterfly effect!

    • OMG! Bagels!

      If the Germans never bombed Pearl Harbor

    • Kosmo

      the plot thickens !

    • Mike N

      YCPB!

  • Brian S.

    Swisher is fricken slow.

    • sangreal

      not too slow to score there

  • sangreal

    Here comes the Robbie Thompson complaints

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Kay called Darren Oliver Arthur Rhodes hahahahaha.

  • Mike N

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

  • Brian S.

    HR CANO PLEASE

  • Chilango

    Swish should have scored fuck

  • CUYanks

    Go-ahead run up!

  • Brian S.

    Bean one of them now.

  • Brian S.

    Hit Encarnacion in the hands.

    • Andruw’s Smile

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

      • Brian S.

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

        • Andruw’s Smile

          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

  • The Real Greg

    Bad luck. But we’re giving it a shot

  • Brent

    Jones has been useless lately.

  • Chilango

    Should have sent Swisher, WTF,

    • The Real Greg

      I don’t think he would have made it. The ball got into the infield just as Swisher was rounding 3rd.

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

      You can’t send him home there with Cano coming up as the tying run.

  • Mike N

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

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

      Cano was coming up as the tying run. Gotta let him swing the bat there.

      • Mike N

        It was pretty predictable that Cano was getting absolutely nothing to hit in that situation with Jones on deck.

  • CUYanks

    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!

  • Widget

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

  • Kosmo

    I stand by what I said, Jones sucks !

    • Chilango

      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

      • The Real Greg

        The head of this site disagrees on Swisher

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Swish wasn’t exactly flying. He’s pretty damn slow, and he seems slower since the hip injury. I think he would’ve been out by a good 15 feet.

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

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

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

    • Andruw’s Smile

      I think he’ll regress a bit, but his 315/360/415 line looks really good this year. Jeter’s proved a bunch of people wrong in his career, so I guess he can keep doing it.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Are you related to Aaron Guile With A Smile?

        • Andruw’s Smile

          No relation, but apparently we both love those smiles.

  • DERP

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

  • JLC 776

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

  • Brian S.

    Why are we letting our ROOOGY face Johnson?

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

      We’re down in the late innings, after taking the first two games of the series…You know Joe loves waving the white flag in these situations.

  • DERP

    Where are the LOOGYS?

  • Chilango

    Why is Eppley still in there

  • DERP

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

  • DERP

    Nice job by Eppley

  • Andruw’s Smile

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

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

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

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Hughes blew up a bit, some extra base hits and such. Igarashi gave up 3 runs in mop up duty too. Yanks were down 10-1 at one point.

      Yanks scored a couple runs off Happ. Jeter HR.

      Mcghee had a HR robbed by Davis (one of the best plays of the year). Yanks had a run of XBHs off Lincoln, to make it 10-7.

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

        Cool, thank’s. Hopefully we can finish the comeback.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          It would be amazing, especially since 3 innings ago the season was over.

          • Mike N

            lolz

  • Brian S.

    Granderson is bad

    • Kosmo

      I concur!

  • Brian S.

    Encanacion comes up net inning. Get Joba in there?

  • Chilango

    Grandy has looked like shit for weeks

    • Kosmo

      but he hits lefties !

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Yeah, he’s looked lost for a while now. Hopefully he can turn it around for the stretch run.

  • Chilango

    pivotal play: Swish not scoring in the 7th,

    • The Real Greg

      Mike Axisa disagrees

    • Brian S.

      Pivotal play: Girardi putting in Igarashi.

      • The Real Greg

        HINDSIGHT AND FALLACY

        • Brian S.

          NOBODY CARES

          • The Real Greg

            When you go against the laws of logic, you will lose everytime

            • Brian S.

              Like I’m going to take logic lessons from a racist.

              • The Real Greg

                That joke ship sailed days ago, man.

                • Brian S.

                  Naw

  • Brian S.

    Way to battle there

    • The Real Greg

      You expect way too much.

  • The Real Greg

    No need to be pissed. They gave it a shot

  • stuart a

    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%……..

    • The Real Greg

      And it doesn’t matter a bit.

  • stuart a

    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…….

    • The Real Greg

      I don’t give a shit. I expect nothing from this team. I don’t think they’re going to win the World Series. So in the end, it means nothing

      • Chilango

        I agree. They’re out in the first round of the postseason. Like last year. No pitching.

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

          I’m glad you know this as fact. Any other definite events happening in the future? How are the Giants going to do this season, who will make the world series from the AL then? Who will win the WS? Who will win the World Series MVP? I need to know these things, because I plan on betting on all of them.

          • Chilango

            Just my opinion. They do not have the pitching to go deep in the playoffs…IMHO.

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

              Who does in that case?

            • Brian S.

              I forgot Sabathia and Pettitte retired.

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

                Died actually. There’s no chance of them coming back at all.

        • The Real Greg

          I won’t say that for sure because the postseason is a true crapshoot.

          I just don’t expect them to win the series in general.

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

      They lead MLB in come from behind wins.

    • Mike N

      What the fuck is “stat padding”? Are you implying that individual Yanks are making decisions on the field that increase their chances of improving their personal stats at the expense of reducing the chances of winning the game?

      Because if that’s what you mean, then you are delusional.

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

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

    • Mike N

      NOT A PLAYOFF TEAM!!11!!1!!

  • stuart a

    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………

    • The Real Greg

      DON’T. GIVE. A. SHIT.

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

      I thought you were using big boy grammar now stuart?

  • Brian S.

    Hit him in the dick Eppley.

    • Brian S.

      Quit pussing out! Do it!!!

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

        I’d much rather they get him out.

        • Mike N

          Do it, RAPADA!

          • Mike N

            Get him out, not hit him in the dick. Not that it matters now.

      • Brian S.

        Fuck you Eppley.

  • Brian S.

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

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

      Under. The Over would mean both teams average 7.5 runs a game. I believe that Kuroda is pitching on Tuesday, so I doubt that’s going to happen.

  • Mike N

    LOOGY fail.

    • Defensive Indifference

      No cookie for him!

  • Chilango

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

  • Mike N

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

    • DERP

      I disagree

  • Chilango

    Not one fastball. Strange.

  • Mike N

    Good job!

  • The Real Greg

    Bet Chavez will pinch hit for Nix against the Fugitive.

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

    Ichiro? Why not Chavez?

    • The Real Greg

      I thought about that. Probably the speed factor.

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

        You don’t need speed in a three-run game. You need baserunners.

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

        His run is meaningless unless you get more on behind him, much higher odds of Chavez getting on base…stupid move.

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

    Ichiro over Chavez? Dumb.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Mike N

    Yeah, that was weird not to pinch hit there.

  • sangreal

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

    • sangreal

      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.”

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

    Toronto Bills top Giants in a close one 10-7

  • The Real Greg

    In the end, it doesn’t matter

    • The Real Greg

      In hindsight

      • Mike N

        YCPB

  • Mike N

    Bummer. But the partial comeback was exciting.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • stuart a

    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…

  • Evitable

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

  • stuart a

    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……..

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      … for that horrible team in first place. How do you stand it?

    • DT

      You are one stupid motherfucker

  • stuart a

    does Joba know he throws 96???

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

    • Bunt Gardner

      Perhaps you should stick to shuffleboard.

  • Kris

    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.