Game 117: Not According to Plan

Giants tentatively scheduled to visit Yankee Stadium in 2013
Calderon stays hot in GCL win
(Photo via CookAndSonBats.MLBlogs.com)

The first two games of this four-game series have gone about as well as the Yankees could have possibly hoped. Unfortunately, Mother Nature looks poised to throw a wrench into things tonight. The weather forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms through the evening, so we might have to sit through a rain delay or two. Furthermore, Robinson Cano is out of the lineup with a “stiff neck.” That wasn’t part of the script. Here is today’s starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
1B Nick Swisher
CF Curtis Granderson
DH Mark Teixeira
3B Eric Chavez
LF Raul Ibanez
C Russell Martin
RF Ichiro Suzuki
2B Jayson Nix

RHP Freddy Garcia

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET, but who knows with the weather. If and when they do play, you can watch on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

Update: The Yankees already announced that tonight’s game will not start on time, so that’s that. No word on a start time yet.

Update Part Two: The game is expected to begin at 8:45pm ET. In case you’re wondering, the Yankees and Rangers share three mutual off days the rest of the way. Making this one up wouldn’t be a problem.

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Giants tentatively scheduled to visit Yankee Stadium in 2013
Calderon stays hot in GCL win
  • Brian S.

    The Rays have been perfect game’d more times than they have won playoff series.

    • Havok9120

      That’s pretty sweet.

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

      Now, that’s a GREAT stat.

    • CUYanks

      There have been more perfect games this season as Cliff Lee has wins.

      • Josh

        his war is higher than his wins. Has that ever happened?

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Probably not anything over 2 wins. That’s nuts.

    • Ro

      Well done!

  • Big Member

    I have a theory that Cano knew about Melky’s testosterone level all this time. Below is a moment from the 2012 All Star Game

    http://sports.cbsimg.net/image.....t/CANO.gif

    As you can see, Cano leaves Melky hanging after Melky just hit a home run. They are known to be great friends, why would Cano leave Melky like that? I think that Cano knew about Melky and did not approve. I just hope Melky did not influence Robbie…

    • Havok9120

      Brilliant!!

      Now then, who killed Jimmy Hoffa? AND WHERE’S THE LINDBERGH BABY??!

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        Re: The Lindbergh Baby — why do you think they moved Yankee Stadium? Ain’t nobody finding the kid now…

        • OMG! Bagels!

          That was Hoffa and Giants Stadium. We all know.

    • Brian S.

      I’m scared to death the Giants will overreact to this and trade for Carl Crawford.

      • Hoss

        I hear that a deal for Vernon Wells is imminent… not!
        I wouldn’t worry, although Crawford would probably do well in SF.

      • https://twitter.com/czm26 Craig

        They’ve been connected to Alfonso Soriano, who said he didn’t want to go to SF as the weather isn’t “good” for him.

        What does he call Chicago weather then?

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      Anything is possible, I suppose, but it’s also possible that with the ridiculous fate of the World Series home advantage hanging on the game Cano wasn’t thrilled with the dinger itself…

    • OMG! Bagels!

      There was a discussion about this at the time. The more reasonable explanation is that Robbie was on the opposite team. Another more reasonable explanation is that Robbie was on the grassy knoll. Take your pick.

    • Hoss

      I think that Cano had enough on his mind given the poor behavior of the fans in KC towards him and his family during the AS break to worry about low fiving the Melkman.

      • Big Member

        If your best buddy just hit a home run in the ALL STAR game during which nothing matters why would you not return the high five?

        • Hoss

          Because your mind is elsewhere.

          • Big Member

            Look closely at the gif, Cano is starring RIGHT at Melky, with his arms on his belt WAY before Melky offers the high 5. There was defenetely something between them.

            • Havok9120

              There’s a pretty good chance it was a joke. I’m not going to say that there’s no way you’re correct, I’m just saying its not the most reasonable explanation.

              • Big Member

                Does Cano’s expression look like a joke to you? Cano was was STARRING DOWN Melky. I think the ump moved up in order to interfere if a conflict would arise.

                • jjyank

                  One anti-high five doesn’t make a conspiracy. You’re making way too much of this.

            • jjyank

              I think you’re reading too much into it. That’s an awfully small example to base such a claim on.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          Because you’re on the other team and you’re not happy about it no matter who hits it; your teammates might not be too thrilled about it; it does matter; you and your family was just treated like shit. And I’m not sure they’re still best buddies.

          I don’t think, “Screw him, he’s juicing.” is the only correct answer.

        • NYYankeesdude328

          Just the night before during the HR Derby – Cameras showed Melky and Cano joking and having fun. During the game, he isn’t a friend…he is still the opponent.

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

      I think it was those ridiculous cleats he didn’t a approve of really…

  • DERP

    This thread has HOF potential.

    • Jimmy

      No way this thread gets in if last night’s isn’t in.

  • dkidd

    not that the AL was going to win the game anyway, but melky getting busted highlights the silliness of basing home field advantage on anything but team records

    • Big Member

      And Braun highlites the sillines of a World Seiries and MVP award

      Wait what?

      • Get Phelps Up

        This makes no sense.

  • Big Member

    If im Sabean, I would to deal Lincecum to a team DESPERATE for pitching. Guy is 6 AND 12 and has an ERA in the mid 5s. Timmy is Barry Zitto v.2, he started of good but then he just ran out of gas. Plus Giants already have ample pitching

    I think the Red Sox can give them Crawford, cash, Ciriaco and Lavarnway. Crawford is a damn good player when healthy and he clrealy needs a change from Boston. Personally, I blame racism. Ciriaco and Lavarnway are very good prospets with bright futures.

    • DERP

      Great post. Would read again.

    • Brian S.

      The only point I agree with in this post is the thing about Boston being racist.

      • Big Member

        You just gotta face the facts. Mike Cameron and Dice K were treated horribly by the fans. Manny and Pedro were thrown under the bus by these “fans” even tho they gave Boston a ring. Crawford was racially abused at a minor league game while he was rehabing

        http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......e-his-job/

        The only exception is Ortiz but I think the fans lke him becasue he is chubby and fans like chubby guys.

        • Brian S.

          I said I agree. I have been pointing out how racist Boston is for years.

          • Darren

            It’s also rainy in Seattle.

    • RI$P FTW

      Crawford can’t stay healthy and hit balls because of racism?

      • Big Member

        It aint easy to hit a baseball while 40 000 fans are booing and yelling racial slurs at you pal.

        • RI$P FTW

          Yeah, because Florida is not racist at all.

        • Knoxvillain

          Good. I approve of it since he plays on the Sox. This race card crap is ridiculous. I see it enough on the news and politics, I don’t need to read it on RAB. If he can’t hit a baseball because someone called him the N word, he needs to find a new career.

          • Big Member

            First, it wasn’t the N word. It was Friday. From the looks of it, you did not grow up in a gheto community. If you go to East NY and yell out FRIDAY, prepare to lose an arm or 2.

            • Knoxvillain

              Nope, I didn’t and I’m glad I didn’t either. It’s nothing to brag about. N word or whatever slur it was, whatever. It shouldn’t matter. If he gets that stuck in his head then there’s a problem.

            • Darren

              I thought someone called him a MONDAY (a bad thing) not a Friday, which is a good thing, isn’t it? Unless they said Friday, Friday which is a Rebecca BLACK thing, in which case I blame Ray Cyst.

              • Andruw’s Smile

                It was “Monday”. And I live in Brooklyn, and have been to East NY a decent amount, played on plenty of ballfields in bad areas and have never EVER heard the term before.

    • Ro

      It’s actually not a bad idea. The remainder of Zito and Lincecum for Crawford + 20mm. No prospects needed. Both teams win. Both Zito and Lin each have 1 more year under contract. Yeah it’s a big bullet of $35mm or so, but getting ride of Crawford for 5 years has value. The Red Sox could capitalize since luxury tax adjustments don’t factor in 2013.

    • NYinTX

      Big Member – great fake account or greatest fake account? Discuss.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Ciriaco and Lavarnway are very good prospects

      Ciriaco will turn 27 before the season ends.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Ciriaco is a MiLFA who has a career .656 OPS in 3502 career minor league PAs. He’s no prospect.

      • Knoxvillain

        Wrong. I heard Peter Gammons compare him to Andre Dawson the other day. It’s time to stop posting.

        • Brian S.

          Did he really?

          • Knoxvillain

            No. But I love the fact that you might believe Gammons could actually say that.

  • DERP

    I’m sure this has been discussed, but Melky Cabrera as a one year stopgap in right for next year?

    • Hoss

      Yes, the Yankees have already planned their 2013 ad campaign around the theme “Got Melk”

    • Big Member

      So we can have not 2 but 3 club house cancers? No thanks.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Who are the other 2?

        • Brian S.

          I’m guessing A-Rod and…Pettitte?

          • Hoss

            No way! I’d guess that both of their names end with ‘no’

          • Bartolo’s Colon

            arod has got to be one, im thinking soriano is the other one

          • Get Phelps Up

            I it’s think Cano and Soriano.

          • Knoxvillain

            From what all the players say, A-Rod is far from a clubhouse cancer. And Pettitte? Is that a joke?

            • Brian S.

              I’m not the one who said it. Just guessing what he was thinking.

              • Knoxvillain

                Oh. Whoops.

  • Ro

    Call the game now. Double header tomorrow. No big deal. Mother nature is serving some serious spice tonight. Serious rain on the way.

    • The Real Greg

      The Rangers are going up to Toronto, so the travel shouldn’t be a problem

      • Hoss

        Got to leave time to go through immigration. Canada can be pretty tough… remember when they detained the Orioles’ Adam Jones because they thought he was Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones?

    • Brian S.

      Why the hell does it rain in July and August in New York? I thought you guys had scorching hot summers?

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

        Oh, it’s still hot as balls, it’s just raining as well.

      • Ro

        Come down to Union Sq where I live. For whatever reason this area of the city is brutally hot. There are times I walk across 14th and the pavement looks to be melting. Few reasons why: 1.1m people (I prefer to call most idiots) under the age of 30 sapping oxygen and also because it’s one of the wider parts of the city (center point) and little effect (breeze, etc) from the water. Last week the girlfriend and I headed up to Cloisters on Hudson and it was 8-10 degrees cooler up there. The city is weird like that. Always has been.

        • Bartolo’s Colon

          i think that is true in almost all parts of the city, asphalt and sidewalks keep it hot

          • Ro

            Indeed. In fact there was an article recently about the NYC temp in recent years.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          I think the hottest I’ve ever been in my entire life was last summer on a mid July day when I was walking underground in Penn Station carrying my five year old son who was close to passing out while trying to find the right subway to take and get the hell out of the city. My shirt was absolutely soaked through with sweat.

          • Ro

            I can only imagine. Been there – that whole Penn Station transit point, it’s just insane. It’s funny because people go to Texas for example or Miami and yeah it’s hot, but not NYC hot. NYC hot, 30 feet underground at Penn St with 1,486,345 people is something all of its own.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Living in both NYC and Miami, there’s just no comparison. You never have to brave the elements in Miami. You’re going from one AC to another.

              I cannot even tell you how miserable I was the other day at Chambers, which seems to trap dead hot air worse than so many stations (34th is also just awful on the yellow train platform.) I almost decided to buy a house out of the city that day.

          • RI$P FTW

            None of the subways will take you out of the city. They’re all in the city.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              …..and you live where?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Only if you buy me a falafel am I headed down there in this rain.

          Slope goes back and forth between “comfortable” and “humid as balls.”

          • jjyank

            I LOVE falafel.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              If he lives by Union Square, he’s got both Rainbow Falafel and a Maoz franchise. Love me some Maoz fixins bar.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Rain breaks the heat, at least it’s supposed to.

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

    Is the game actually happening? I’m watching Breaking Bad right now, I’m in season 3, and episode 1 is just ending, so I want to know if I should continue the season or switch over to the game.

    • RI$P FTW

      Jesse sexually assaults Walt at the end of that season.

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

        Damn, that’s gonna be hot…but seriously? Baseball? No?

        • RI$P FTW

          Still a rain delay. It’ll happen eventually, I guess. Not cancelled.

    • jjyank

      I idea, but how are you liking it?

      • jjyank

        *I have no idea

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

        Yeah, love it.

    • Knoxvillain

      Should I watch Breaking Bad? I hear it’s great all the time. I watched the first three episodes or so when it first came out, but I haven’t seen a single scene since. I haven’t really watched a TV show since 24 ended. TV sucks so much ass now.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        24 sucks balls compared to breaking bad, but most shows do. and i actually enjoyed 24, for the most part

        • Knoxvillain

          It got kinda of boring at the end, but most shows do. I guess I’ll pick it up on Netflix since my next semester of school doesn’t start until the 27th.

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

            Definitely worth checking out. I only started it on Saturday and I’m on season 3

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

        Breaking Bad is the best show I’ve watched since Lost, and since then I’ve watched Dexter, Scrubs, Burn Notice and a few others.

        • jjyank

          Really? I think I like Dexter better, even though I do love Breaking Bad.

        • Brian S.

          Scrubs is great.

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

            I loved it, but Breaking Bad is just another level of awesome, same with Dexter.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Lucky you. You still get to watch things really take off. I wish I could go back and watch with zero knowledge.

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

        Who are these guys with the skull boots? and why would they want Walt dead? and how did Tuco’s Tio know Walt’s real name when Tuco only knew him as Hiesnberg?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          OMG. Tuco F’ing Salamanca. Oh, shit’s gon’ get craaaazy, Plouffy. You’re just getting started.

  • Brian S.

    I think the team needs a day off anyways. GO RAIN GO!

    • Mike N

      Not gonna happen, based on radar and weather forecast. And even if it did get rained out, they’d probably do a day-night DH tomorrow, right?

      • JohnnyC

        Probably look for a common off day in September. No one wants to play a doubleheader, especially on a getaway day.

      • RetroRob

        Yeah, this has to be the Rangers’ last trip into the Stadium for the regular season. DHer tomorrow.

  • johnreverent

    the king is gonna look snappy in pinstripes in 2015

  • Mike N

    We’re rooting for Boston, right?

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

      No, we’re rooting for Skynet to come online and nuke the stadium ;)

      • jjyank

        This.

        • Darren

          Can we stop with the “THIS”

          How about we start saying “Word.” instead. It’s way less geeky.

          • jjyank

            THAT!

            Seriously, if you don’t like it, don’t use it.

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

              this.

              • LiterallyFigurative

                You could get wit’ THIS, or you could get wit’ THAT…..

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  who’s a black sheep?

              • Robinson Tilapia

                this as well.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  and this.

                  • jjyank

                    Gettin’ thissy wit it….getting thissy wit it.

                    Okay, that was lame. And you know what? I don’t care.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      That.

          • RI$P FTW

            Meh.

          • G

            Considering its widely used on all corners of the internet and we aren’t on this blog to look cool, no. Get over it, it’s an easy way to show you agree and a hell of a lot less stupid than suing “word”z what are you, a 10 year old trying to be a gangster in the ’90s? This is much less stupid than “word.”

            • Darren

              Have you ever gotten tired of something widely used? I have. your Mom for starters. oh shit!!!

              • Darren

                Ok, that was stupid, sorry. In all seriousness, I just think “this” is an annoying part of the internet.Just because it’s widely used doesn’t mean it should continue to be used. Do you still use ROFLMAO?

                You might not go on this blog to be cool, and that wasn’t my point. There is a high level of discourse on this site a lot of the time and “this” does nothing to add to it.

                It just grates on me and I think it’s lazy.

      • DERP

        Camden Yards is an awesome ballpark though.

        • RetroRob

          Correct.

          We’re rooting for Skynet to come online and send in a Terminator to do targeted eliminations, leaving the ballpark untouched. I’ve checked the roster. Nothing to worry about. No John Connor listed on either roster.

    • jjyank

      That goes against my religion.

      • Get Phelps Up

        That’s what made last year so awesome. Red Sox fans HAD to root for the Yankees in that last series with the Rays.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Last year was awesome in so many ways. They HAD to root for the Yankees… and they also HAD to pin their hopes on Scott Proctor. Everyone knew he wasn’t coming out until he lost the game.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          That game against the Rays is literally the only time EVER that I’ve wanted the Yankees to lose a game.

          It was indeed one of the single most incredible games I’ve ever seen.

          Combined that with Papelbon’s blown save against the O’s and it’s like Christmas came early.

    • The Real Greg

      Its a win win.

      If Baltimore wins, it increases the chance that the Red Sox come into our park dejected and divided.

      If Boston wins, Baltimore gets held down.

      • Ro

        I’m just waiting to see one of their pitchers or players just throw their glove down mid inning and walk off the field. I actually thought Lester was close to this a few weeks ago.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        What will the media think?

        *throws comment grenade*

  • DERP

    Jenny Dell sighting a few minutes ago. Even her voice is sexy.

  • DERP

    Miguel Gonzalez spent the last two years in the Boston organization. I’m sure they would have no use for him this season.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    ESPN says “hoping for” 8:15 start.

    • Mike N

      Radar looks consistent with that.

      • RI$P FTW

        M.A.S.H fan?

  • DERP

    Machado sucks

  • Kramerica Industries

    I missed a perfect game, because I of my job today.

    I officially hate my job. This wasn’t just any “perfect game” to me – this is the kind of game I would’ve been able to watch start-to-finish because it’s an easy, local, non-MLB.tv game. I watch the Rays all the time due to this convenience. I cherish having seen Mark Buehrle’s 2009 perfect game start-to-finish.

    Not so today. Fuck eh.

  • RetroRob

    Ha. Michael Kay trying to support his position on Strasburg by using Dallas Green, who is pretty much now viewed as horrific.

    I’d like for him to ask Al Leiter what he thinks of Dallas Green.

    • CUYanks

      What’s Kay’s position?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Bent over. No condiments.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Word.

      • RetroRob

        The problem I have with Kay’s position is he clearly has one (the Nats should not shut down Strasburg), but he won’t come out up front and say it. He dances around it, leads up to it, and then dismisses every other position, including those of medical experts, if it doesn’t agree with the position that he refuses to fully state.

        The closest he’ll come is saying he thinks if an arm is going to blow out it will blow out. I don’t necessarily disagree with that, yet he takes complicated arguments to the extreme, makes them sophomoric, but delivers it in his loud, bombastic style, which makes me want to disagree with everything he says.

  • DERP

    Boston umps in Baltimore

  • CUYanks

    Aaron Cook going for the 0 k no-no.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Weather’s been really unsteady today. Tomorrow looks spectacular. We even rescheduled a pretty major outdoor event at the last minute because of it.

  • 28 this year

    8:45 start via LoHud.

  • DERP

    Is Jacoby Ellsbury the best player ever? I think so.

    • G

      That you Peter?

  • RI$P FTW

    Tarp – off!

  • CUYanks

    Giants should aim for a 1-game playoff or multiple tiebreakers so as to exhaust Melky’s suspension sooner. Can they trade him to another team on their off day and then get him back to get his games missed count up too?

  • Brian S.

    Dewayne Wise with a home run today. Cashman failed.

    • Erica

      What team is he on now? For their season is now changed.

      • Josh

        back with chicago

  • Mike N

    They’re reporting 8:45Pm start.

  • CUYanks

    I miss when Dickey only threw 1-hitters.

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

      Dickey threw a no-no?

  • jjyank

    Haha at the ESPN broadcast. Mets-Reds game while they wait for the Yanks to start (though it’s now Braves-Padres, not sure why). When they were still on the Mets, they were joking about Shoppach and how he was probably approached by teammates as he was leaving and the teammates were all probably like “Hey…take us with you!!”

    I got a good chuckle.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Just for insight purposes – it was the Reds telecast making such comments.

      Was I hearing Jeff Brantley there, btw?

      • jjyank

        I figured it was, the Reds were the home team. But still funny.

  • 28 this year

    I hope this game gets played. The Yankees are playing well and its better they play now then later as long as the team is playing well.

    • CUYanks

      Yeah, though with Freddy facing the Rangers offense, there’s a chance there might be some regret after a few innings.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just because I have to say something about the whole Strasburg mess in D.C.. I c+p’d this from another site I posted it on:

    The city of Washington hasn’t seen a playoff baseball game since the 1933 World Series – 79 years ago.

    The Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise has only been to the playoffs one time, in 1981. 1994 was the only other time they were even close, but the strike ruined that.

    Furthermore from that, they have the best road record in baseball, best record in baseball period, and probably the most electric front-3 in the league, and Edwin Jackson is far from a shabby fourth starter with the season he is having. Couple that with some of their bats coming to life (Daniel Espinosa, Ryan Zimmerman, and Mike Morse) and they have all the makings of a very, very potent team come October. They’ve been holding off Atlanta all season, and I don’t see why they can’t continue. The pieces are in place.

    There is no guarantee Jordan Zimmermann can pitch to this ERA again in 2013. Ditto Gio, ditto Jackson and, hell, ditto the Stras. There’s no guarantee the Nationals will be a playoff team in 2013, with the Braves in the division and some stiff competition across the rest of the NL.

    I know, I know, it’s Jason Stark and everything, but I thought he brought up an excellent point the other day – Chris Carpenter has not thrown a single pitch this season, and won’t at all. This is the same guy who sacrificed his arm to help deliver the Cardinals the World Series last year. Think he regrets doing what he did? Think Robb Nen regrets throwing his career away in the 2002 World Series in trying to help deliver the SF Giants their first ever championship, and first championship for the franchise in 48 years?

    I hear all the time the idea of protecting Strasburg’s arm so the franchise can make “future runs”. To which I, and many other logical people, say – tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. The Nationals can win a championship with what they have right now. Flags Fly Forever.

    I mean, this is why we can still look back well on Mr. Burnett. Dismal in 2010, dismal in 2011, but hey, what he did in Game 2 back in the 2009 World Series saved the Yankees’ bacon. If the Nationals do indeed shut down Strasburg, fall short in their 2012 quests, and then are not able to get themselves back to where they are, now, in 2013/14/15/etc., boy is Rizzo going to look foolish.

    And poor Davey Johnson, too. The man is 69 years old, who knows how much time he has left in the major leagues? It’s unfair to him as well.

    • CUYanks

      I think risking the end of a veteran’s career is completely different than risking the health of a generation talent at the beginning of his dominant career a year removed from Tommy John. I understand complaining about an innings cap if it was just the “Verducci effect” people were talking about, but we’re talking about coming off TJS.

    • Big Member

      Nah

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’d save the kid’s arm. If I was a Nats fan, I’d rather wait an extra year for a potential dynasty than blow my wad on one championship and risk our best pitcher for years to come. I get what you’re saying, but I’d roll the dice the other way.

      Then again, this is coming from a Yankee fan perspective. My team’s won seven championships in my lifetime.

      • CUYanks

        Yeah. It might feel different if they had a bunch of old pitchers whose window was closing, but they have a core rotation setup for years to come.

  • Alkaline

    Well, hope the guys are ready for tonight. Rain delays are a pain in the butt.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Bye-bye Cook’s bid.

  • Big Member

    I just remembered that A Rod wanted Yankees to sign Melky before he “broke out” with Kansas. Looks like some people were sharing milk shakes….if you catch my drift

    • Erica

      OH GOD, are you that guy who made the racist Japanese comment last night?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I predict GREATNESS out of Big Member.

        • Erica

          Give it to us, Big Member. Deliver on your expectations.

          DO IT.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Tell us more about how Robbie not sharing his plate of mofongo with Melky meant HE KNEW.

          • Brian S.

            There are many directions we could take this.

            • Erica

              Oh. I know. Feeding the troll ALL of the directions.

      • Big Member

        How dare you call me racist? I just pointed out that Girardi should had brough Ichiro into the game as a LF in the 5th while Kuroda still had the shut out. Kuroda and Ichiro are great buddies, just listen to Kay. His emotional support may had carried Kuroda onto a perfect game.

        • Erica

          Trolololo, dude. It’s not like a pitcher has time to go have pillow talk with his best buddy in the middle of the game. He was fine.

          Who actually listens to Michael Kay around here?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            ummm……

            me?

            • Erica

              who r u

          • Big Member

            Um you clearly do not comprehend the importance of emotional support during a baseball game. Why do you think that the pitching couch goes to the pitcher to talk when the pitcher is struggling?

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I think a pitching couch would be an AWESOME idea.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He could have yelled “I got your back, brutha!” and assorted phrases in Oriental in between pitches.

          • Erica

            Pfffftthahhaah

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I remember when Kansas broke out with “Carry On My Wayward Son.”

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Word

  • Erica

    Hay kids!

    What a day in baseball, eh? Things happening at opposite ends of the spectrum.

    A pitcher like King Felix deserved to throw that perfect game he did today. And to think – Kuroda was so close to his no hitter last night! Though, honestly, to two-hit the Rangers? That’s… huge.

    Here’s a silly clip to watch while we wait for first pitch: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bfeld/.....-the-limit

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Someone’s feeling it tonight.

      • Erica

        Feeling it as in feeling gross from stupid New York weather (I saw the thread up above about how hot it is in the summer. I CONCUR).

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I stayed in my office all day. We were supposed to have a big outdoor event today, first with the Nets, then with the Jets (but no players.) Now it’s all happening tomorrow, with much better weather. Bummed that we’re just getting a Jets PR team, but it’s the wrong time of year.

          • Erica

            That’s so cool! But… what Jets players would you want to hang out with? (I hope you’re a Giants fan – no self-respecting Yankees fan can actually stoop to Jets fandom, can they?)

            • Andruw’s Smile

              We can :(

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I go back and forth between the two. Grew up a Giant fan. Embraced the Dolphins when I was down in Miami. Couldn’t stand to root for such a bullshit franchise, but gravitated towards the Jets now because I initially couldn’t stand Coughlin.

              And, no, I wouldn’t be above completely brown-nosing Tebow for a photo-op. Hell, I’d be bossing him around tomorrow.

              I’ll tweet you a video from an event we did with the Nets.

              • Erica

                And the Dolphins are embracing Ochocinco no more.

                (Yeah, I guess Tebow wouldn’t be bad to meet but I just can’t consider him a Jet just yet. It’s too weird.) I’ll keep a lookout on my Twitter!

        • jjyank

          I’m jealous. DC is insane during the summer. My ridiculous walk to the metro twice a day doesn’t help though.

          • Erica

            Blegh. All the AC in all the world just can’t get rid of that awful, perma-humid feeling.

            • jjyank

              And the tennant upstairs has the thermostat and insists on trying to save money on the AC usage. Even though we live in a fucking swamp. And it’s August.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                That settles it. We’re breaking in upstairs. Me, Erica and, for comic relief, Big Member.

                • Erica

                  Hahahahaa. Let’s go!

                • jjyank

                  PLEASE! I need you all!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Cook just imploded.

  • JonS

    Hahah WTF was Granderson doing on that catch by Jeter?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Haha same thought, I think he was stepping in some puddles. Wet-sock, a terrible condition.

  • Erica

    Awesome first inning, Freddy!

  • CUYanks

    Felix who? Freddy Garcia has 24 outs to go!

    • The Guns of Navarone

      HE’S ON THE EDGE!!!

  • Tony

    Those splitters are turning into knuckelballs

    • Brian S.

      Freddy needs to learn the knuckleball. He could be our answer to Dickey.

  • Big Member

    I’m away from TV tonight. On a scale from an eskimo to a fat-kid-who-just-ran-50 meters-and-is-drowning-in-sweat how sweaty does Freddy look tonight?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I’d say he’s close to whore in church territory.

  • Darren

    Salino & Barnes, injury attorneys, la di dah de dah, 20-20

    • Erica

      I think it’s like, 800-621-20-20? Right? Sad that we all know these ads so well, haha.

      • Darren

        You’re totally correct. And I spelled it wrong, it’s Cellino & Barnes.

        I really hate the way Suzzynn says dot cawm. That accent sets my teeth on fire.

        • Erica

          Charred teeth. Hawt.

          No, I’m with you on that. Drives me up a wall, and off the road when I’m driving and listening to the game.

          • Darren

            She has a lot of institutional knowledge about the Yanks and I like her personal take on the players, but her announcing style is dreadful.

            • Erica

              Fully agreed! :)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Where have you gone, Giuseppe Franco?

  • CUYanks

    Carl Crawford’s fielding effort has really deteriorated.

  • Brian S.

    Is Granderson losing his eyesight? Hiding an injury?

    • The Real Greg

      I wonder if he’s going through the same thing Tex went through earlier this year

  • dkidd

    for the first time in my life, i actually sorry for the red sox

    i’m sure this will pass

    • dkidd

      feel sorry

      me tarzan

    • Brian S.

      Naw. I kind of hope they take a game from the Orioles though.

    • Big Member

      Heretic

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Stop.

  • Bartolo

    Sooo why is Granderson batting third?…

    guh

    • The Real Greg

      Who else is going to bat third?

      • Erica

        A-Rod, who’ll just strike out all of the times.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Trade for Ike Davis.

      • Bartolo

        Tex, Chavez or Swisher would be better

        • The Real Greg

          1. Swisher’s doing well in the 2 spot
          2. Chavez needs to be down in the lineup in order to lengthen in
          3. If Tex bats 3rd, who bats 4th?

  • Brian S.

    So are we going to miss Big Roidi this weekend? Or will he come off the DL just in time?

    • The Real Greg

      It really won’t matter. They are going to come here dejected and divided

  • Erica

    CHAVEZ, you flawless man.

  • Mark

    Look at Swisheira at first base!

  • Mike N

    Freddy looking good!

    • Brian S.

      It’s a good sign that he is getting ground balls.

      • Mike N

        Srsly.

  • CUYanks

    21 outs to go!

  • JonS

    Michael Kay is jinxing Garcia’s perfect game bid….

    bahahahahahahaha

    • Darren

      I hate the fact that Kay and Sterling to a lesser extent take such pleasure in not paying any attention to the old tradition/superstition of not directly mentioing no-hit_ers or perfe_t games. It was always fun to turn on a game in the middle and hear an announcer avoid saying anything, while still letting you know what was going on.

      Oh Kay, let me ocunt the ways in which I hate you. Your last good call? The Tino Grand Slam in 98 WS

      • CUYanks

        Also, while I understand Jinxes don’t mean anything, Kay doesn’t have to go into an indignant rant about them every chance he gets, as if he’s thought of something new.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    How much longer until a “Yankees Are Better Without A-Rod” article?

    • The Real Greg

      Well, the slump after ARod got hurt stopped that.

      What will be asked is to put ARod at DH and play Chavez at third

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Yankees are better without: A-Rod, Andy, CC, and Gardner. Simple as that.

  • Big Member

    If I am Chavez there aint no way Im accepting a cheap 1 year deal in the off sseason. A .293 3B who has hit 13 HR as a BENCH PLAYER? I’m looking at 2y-15 mill. Yanks better be ready to pay up unless they want A Rod to man 3B next year with .250 10 HR 50 RBI

    • Get Phelps Up

      Chavez himself has admitted he’s not an everyday player anymore and this offseason he was saying Yankees or retirement. It shouldn’t be a problem to bring him back.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We have something to, um, tell you about Eric Chavez…

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He won’t be able to demand that much after he gets hurt.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Chavez would break in a second, sadly.

    • Brian S.

      A-Rod will DH next year and have a 140 wRC+. You heard it here first.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Big Papi for DH.

        • Brian S.

          Naw. He’s an asshole and A-Rod can’t stay healthy and sucks at defense so he needs to be DH. Move Jeter to third, acquire a good defensive shortstop.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Not gonna happen.

  • DERP

    Let’s go Sox. Beat those dumb fucking idiots in Baltimore.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      That’s disrespectful to Flanny.

      • Tom

        Still funny.

  • The Real Greg

    Hard right at Kinsler. Bad luck

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

      Hard?

      • The Real Greg

        It wasn’t soft contact. It sounded hard off the bat

      • Brian S.

        Why yes it is thank you for asking.

  • Arya

    Not sure why a .230 hitter who strikes out 1/3rd of the time is hitting 3rd. I have more faith in Chavy hitting there than Granderson. I wonder if Robbie Cano is available to PH for Granderson later on in the game.

    • The Real Greg

      The problem is that we need Chavez down in the lineup in order to lengthen it.

      • Brian S.

        Lengthen?

        • The Real Greg

          Make it more formidable 1-9

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Cano should bat ninth. Then it would be really formidable 1-9.

    • DERP

      Fifth is a more important lineup spot than third.

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

        Third is the perfect spot for your worst good hitter.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    There is literally always something for the bridge-jumpers to latch onto. I guess that’s the beauty of baseball. Granderson was a pretty good 2nd tier MVP candidate about six weeks ago, now people want him pinch hit for?

    • Mike N

      Who was arguing for pinch-hitting for Granderson?

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Someone up there said they hope Cano is available to pinch hit for Grandy tonight.

        • Mike N

          Ridiculose.

  • Big Member

    Wow really Kay? Nice way to jinx Freddy. Very disresepctful. I would be very offended were I Freddy. Hell, I think that if CC or Hughes were on the mound, Kay wouldn’t joke about that.

    • Havok9120

      High expectations.

      • Mike N

        There’s no such thing as “jinxing”, and at least Kay doesn’t blather on and on about whether there is such a thing as jinxing like Ma and Pa baseball do endlessly every game that starts out with a few hitless/perfect innings. Anyone listening to the CBS radio broadcast can report back as to whether they were already doing so tonight.

        • Havok9120

          I assume this wasn’t supposed to be a response to me.

          • Mike N

            No, to “Big” (small) Member.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      All Kay’s fault.

      No, I’m not a huge fan of guys in the booth talking about it all the time, but it isn’t the end of the world to me. And I don’t think its disrespectful. It’s a game, I’m okay with announcers of said game treating it that way.

  • Big Member

    Happy now Kay?

  • Mike N

    Freddy’s got awesome movement on his pitches tonight. And he’s barely got a sheen on his face.

  • Erica

    No more perfect game for Freddy!

  • DERP

    Let’s go Sox.

  • Erica

    Chavez is SO GOOD.

  • Mike N

    Chavez!!!!!

    Showing shots on teevee of someone twittering is really just more than I am ready to accept.

  • dkidd

    i have a man crush on Eric Chavez

  • DERP

    Adrian Gonzalez ejected.

    • Get Phelps Up

      What the hell did he do?

      • DERP

        He had an issue with Strop’s delivery. I wasn’t really paying attention.

    • Big Member

      Ump got sick of listening to him whine about Valentine?

  • Big Member

    Chavez got #SWAG

  • Kramerica Industries

    In this wacky 2012 AL East, sure it is more beneficial for the Red Sox to be beating the Orioles and everything…

    but God is it fun seeing the Red Sox disintegrating before our very eyes.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s why I said that game is a win-win.

      If Baltimore wins and even sweeps, Boston is going to come in here so downtrodden

  • DERP

    Valentine ejected. I wouldn’t have stuck up for Gonzalez after all the shit he did.

    • Big Member

      You got it all wrong. Gonzo was bitching about Valentine to the ump, ump got sick of it and ejected him. Valentine went out to talk but ump couldn’t stand Gonzo’s tears and had to remove him from the presence.

    • RetroRob

      Gonzalez’s reputation has really taken a hit over the past year. Boston is the place to go right now for reputation harm.

  • Erica

    Any updates on Robbie’s sore neck?

    • Big Member

      Just ask Melky abou his “neck” but don’t mention the testostrone. But the chances are, he’ll just say “thank you”

      • Brian S.

        Trololololololo

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I don’t understand this theory… at all. Cano is sitting out out of… solidarity?

        • Erica

          Is it like John and Yoko’s sit-in?

  • Erica

    NIIIIIIIICE Nix!

    • Mike N

      YEEEAH!

  • Mike N

    Are the Sox belting strop?

    • Brian S.

      No first two guys are out.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    I know he’s not the best in the world, but I’ve been really impressed with Nix. Wasn’t expecting a guy who can hold his own really.

  • DERP

    Pedro Strop has a nicely shaped ass.

    • RetroRob

      I’m feeling an urge to go to Chick fil A.

  • Mike N

    JEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    I have no idea how Big Member functions in society. I don’t understand 75% of his posts.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      There’s something poetic about his next post being right under this one.

      • Erica

        Tears in my eyes. Tears.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          What poem is that from? Is that James Joyce?

          • Erica

            e.e. cummings

        • Mike N

          I like his handle. If you have to talk about it…

          • Robinson Tilapia

            He doesn’t even bring up meaningless anger like some other guys do on here. Really. All I can do is smile.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            Did you know that Randy Johnson’s nickname was the Big Unit because of his, well, big unit? It took me like 16 years of life to learn that. Can never unsee. Never

            • Mike N

              They do get their nicknames in the locker room, so yeah.

  • Big Member

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo Nix got a single and stole a base! Lets bring him in before we cream the pants.

  • Mike N

    Classic Jeter hit to go opposite field on that inside pitch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish laughs at your shift

  • Erica

    Garbage time bloop!

  • The Real Greg

    Nick Swisher is eviscerating the Texas Rangers

    • Mike N

      I really want him to wear his cap backwards in the field, like he had on during his post-game interview last night.

  • Get Phelps Up

    BABIP!

  • Mike N

    BLOOP DOUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Dunk you very much.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So when does construction begin on the Big Member wing of the HOF?

    • Get Phelps Up

      When the Pedro Ciriaco wing is finished.

  • Erica

    Okay, Grandy. I’ll take it!

  • The Real Greg

    There you go Grandy. Productive

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Sac Fly for Granderson

    /smallvictories

  • RI$P FTW

    I’ve been clamoring for Swish to hit #2 for 2 years. I think it’s a good fit for him. It encourages him to take more pitches.

    • RI$P FTW

      He did well at #2 a few years ago.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He’s the best fit on the roster for the second spot, IMO.

  • Brian S.

    Right in your wheelhouse Teix…

  • Tom

    Yankees approach seems solid tonight… they are really working some deep counts and making Feldman work.

    • Mike N

      That is always their approach to take counts deep.

  • The Real Greg

    Ump has had a wide K zone tonight for both pitchers, which works in our favor

  • Erica

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

  • Mike N

    CHAVEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Chavez.

    That is all.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Chavez for MVP of the world.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez in god mode. this isn’t even fair, I almost feel bad for opposing pitchers.

  • Big Member

    Damn I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight. A-Rod, Melky and Cano were like the 3 musketeers of the Yankees. Just look at them, best buds in the rain

    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.co.....Nl4Zxl.jpg

    The first 2 used PEDs. I’m really worried about my main man Robbie.

    Really worried.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Gold.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Love you Chavez.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Swish totally ignoring Ibanez telling him to slide in home.

  • DERP

    Do you guys think Eric Chavez is a good player?

    • Get Phelps Up

      Nick Punto’s better.

      /Ted Nelson’d

    • Mike N

      SEND HIM DOWN!

    • RI$P FTW

      Best FA ever? Yes.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Kay is straight trollin Rangers fans with that Cruz comment.

  • Tom

    Damn ESPN and that behind the catcher camera angle…

    Yes we get it, you have a “new” camera angle, but it is for the most part useless for live action (better for replays)

    • sangreal

      I hate that angle. I have no idea why it is suddenly so popular

      • Mike N

        I think it would be pretty cool to have a “mask-cam” on the ump to see what pitches look like from his perspective.

        • FIPster Doofus

          I remember a catcher cam during the late-’90s. That was awesome.

  • Get Phelps Up

    RJ, Halladay, Cone, Koufax…?

    • Get Phelps Up

      and Catfish.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Robbie and Melky were hanging at the Mamajuana Cafe in the Heights when Melky starts making out with this….I don’t know…..loose Dominican tramp. When Melky tries to pass her on to Robbie, Robbie refused. HE KNEW.

    • Big Member

      I was there and have the proof

      http://drunkathlete.com/wp-con.....15;301.jpg

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Always one of my favorite pics.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Look at Melky with the duckface.

      • Big Member

        Holy shit, I just realized that Melky DID NOT refuse her. Moreover (hehe heh) he got another one! Damn…I bet A Rod took the picture

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Actually, there’s a great merengue video out there they cameo in. You must YouTube it.

        I love just overwhelming Dominicanness…….or Total Dominication, which doubles as the best screen name ever on here.

    • Mike N

      For anyone who hasn’t seen it, Google up the Youtube of Melky being interviewed by Mary Carey. The most disturbing thing about it is the sunflower seeds.

    • dkidd

      the next day, bud selig announced that home field advantage in the world series would be decided by “loose Dominican tramps”

  • Darren

    After Nix just made that catch, Suzyn says: “We say this all the time: Professional Ballplayer.”

    • CUYanks

      It’s crazy amateur guys like CC Sabathia play for free.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Phew. It’d suck if he was a plumber.

    • Mike N

      She and Sterling know full well that they are gibbering buffoons. They just don’t care. I read that Sterling claimed that his continuous stream of mis-calls and misstatements is the basis for his appeal to the fans.

  • dkidd

    just me, or does nix look like a young jim lampley?

  • Cy Pettitte

    that felt so inevitable after the “no HRs in YSIII” comment

  • Kramerica Industries

    Requisite home run for Hamilton, in this series.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    A hearty welcome to those who will now show up to say the Yankees MUST SIGN Josh Hamilton. Enjoy the entertainment.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      There are so many things I’d rather have happen than the Yankees sign Hamilton to a massive contract.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Any team should sign him, he’s a beast

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Big Member furiously google imaging “Cano and Melky Cabrera”, trying to find incriminating evidence to dispute Cano’s “neck injury”.

    • Big Member

      My friend, “neck injuries” are the least of my concerns for Robbie. I may be onto something much much bigger….

      • CUYanks

        The plot thickens.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          Law and Order theme song plays in the background…

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Hopefully, “something bigger” and “thickens” doesn’t lead where I think it is.

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

        Or, you know, maybe you aren’t.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Can you actually explain your theory? There’s a small part of me that is curious.

        • Mike N

          I think his theory is that since A-Rod, Melky, and Cano were arguably “buddies”, and A-Rod and Melky admitted to PED use, Cano was doing them, too.

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

            And the fact that Cano didn’t high five Melky for hitting a homer in the ASG cements these facts behind reasonable doubt. The suspension paperwork is awaiting Selig’s signature as we speak.

  • CUYanks

    That play happens all the time in video games.

  • DERP

    sweet inning

  • Kramerica Industries

    No crooked numbers.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Now we’ve got trouble. Freddy’s not great at getting three outs an inning, can’t ask him to get four.

    • CUYanks

      Eric Chavez can ask him whatever he wants.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Yeah Swish!

  • Mike N

    SWISHERIFFIC!!!!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    Swisher has been huge this series.

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

      To bad he’s not clutch though.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Nice!

  • Kramerica Industries

    And there were no crooked numbers.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That was a beautiful double play.

  • Chilango

    Nice play by Swish saves the inning

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

    Hey, the game started…anybody wanna give me a quick recap?

    • Mike N

      Search the thread for Big Member.

    • Chilango

      Freddy’s got good stuff and good control -at least so far. Josh hit a bomb to the 2d deck in the 4th. Yanks scored all their runs in the 3d: Nix infield single, stole second. Jeter singled to right, Nix to third. Swisher bloop double to left, J.Nix scored, Jeter to third. Granderson sac to center, Jeter scored. Teixeira struck out. EChavez singled to left, Swisher scored.

      • Mike N

        Oh, the game? I thought he meant the thread. lolz

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I can neither confirm or deny that Big Member has footage of Melky and Robbie doing testosterone shots off an underaged Honduran.

    However, I can confirm he has the same footage, only with Kuroda and Ichiro.

    • CUYanks

      As per Jon Heyman

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

    Holy shit, King Felix went perfecto tonight? And I missed it? Damn.

    • DERP

      Did you know that Phil Hughes threw a perfecto earlier in the season? I totally missed that one.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I missed both Humber’s and Cain’s.

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

        Cain’s was epic, I was lucky enough to just turn on MLB Network as it was happening, saw from like the 7th on, the one catch in Right Center should be one of the plays of the year. As for Humber’s I still laugh about that strike three, it was a foot outside and there’s noway the batter went around.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    So Martin can’t beat the throw to second but chubby beltre can?

  • RetroRob

    Cone’s perfect game. When men were men, games weren’t in hi-def, and pefect games didn’t happen once a week.

    • Mike N

      Cone’s perfect game “happens” once a week in the YES booth.

  • Big Member

    There is no reason why Yanks shouldn’t look into Hamiton the offseason. Granderson turned into an Ibanez/Dunn offspring. If Yanks can trade him, they can get a good piece(s) in return. I think Grandy will be making 11 mill or so next year. By getting rid of him, we can go ahead and get Hamilton who will ABSOLUTELY CRUSH the ball in Yankee stadium. .320 47 hr 130 RBIs baby.

    If they offer him 5 years/100 mill that is. That’s 20 mill per year, just 9 mill more that they would pay Kranderson. Imagine Robbie and Marky in the same line up. Mmmmmmmmmmm

    • DERP

      The HOFster is back.

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

      He’s 33, get’s hurt every year and misses at least 20 games, also he’s a former junkie. Usually that wouldn’t make me judge a person, seeing as I have a few friends that are former users, but he’s also fallen of the wagon twice, and has shown he can have an attitude problem. He’s also going to breakdown in a couple years, I’d bet my bottom dollar he’s replacement level by age 37.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I…….have no clue who Marky is.

      • Mike N

        Dude, just go with it. He’s riffing.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        That’s why you have to IMAGINE him and Robbie in the same lineup. Jeez, think a little.

  • Mike N

    I don’t think Hamilton has the mental makeup for NY.

    • Big Member

      Oh yeah the guy who put up show during a home run derby that just happened to happen in….NY?

      By that logic Robbie sucks becasue he completely chocked in Kansas? What, he couldnt handle a few “boos”?

      • Mike N

        The home run derby????? Dude, you gotta try harder than that.

      • Erica

        It’s not like Hamilton was living in New York City for an extended period of time during the ALL-STAR BREAK.

        Failed logic. Thanks for playing.

        • Big Member

          Wow really bro? All players on the Yankees live in NYC? Actually, most live OUTSIDE of NYC. Hamilton can live in Connecticut or some village in NJ and just have a driver drive him to games.

          • Erica

            There’s villages in Jersey?

            • Mike N

              I think Big Member is Axisa sock-puppet trolling.

              • Erica

                I like that he called me “bro.”

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

                  I laughed out loud at that. I though you were going to blast him for it.

                  • Erica

                    Nah. Just added it to the Troll File.

                    I do not possess a Troll File.

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

                      Yes you do.

                    • Andruw’s Smile

                      Bro you totally own a Troll File bro.

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

              It’s what non-Jerseyians call towns I guess?

              • Mike N

                Dude, we have moats around our villages in Jersey! Not no fucking “towns”!

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

                  Well…my town has water surrounding it on two sides, so it almost has a moat. Thank god too, we have to keep those savages from River Edge out.

                • Erica

                  Do you have alligators swimming in your village moat? I do!

                  • Mike N

                    Piranhas!

            • Robinson Tilapia

              There’s those stupid “Entering the Boro of……Lodi” signs. I blame fatass Christie.

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

                Ugh…why’d you pick Lodi? There’s only two things in that town, the DMV and the only stip club I’ve ever been to. Fuck that town.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I pictured myself driving up 17, past the Discount Liquidators with the weird food shop in the back.

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

                    Haha, I know exactly were you’re talking about. The Harem is on the south side of 17 right after Discount Liquidators if you’re heading north.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Right by the Party Box.

                      If it’s not off 3, 4, 17, or 46, it doesn’t exist in my concept of New Jersey. I literally only know how to drive down those roads.

                    • Mike N

                      And Hamilton’s “driver”–i.e., the guy with every dealer’s number on speed dial–is supposed to protect him from trouble while taking him back and forth from Yankee Stadium and his village.

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

                      You’re actually thinking of Satin Dolls, everybody makes that mistake. Harem’s owned by the same guy, but it’s up the block a little bit. Satin Dolls sells liquor so by law the girls can’t get full nude, Harem it’s BYOB so the girls do everything. If you weren’t a married fish I’d tell you to take a swim.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I’m sure I could come up with a legitimate excuse. I also had my fill of Ft. Lauderdale clubs in my day.

                • Erica

                  Glenn Danzig is from Lodi. There’s today’s fun fact!

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

                    Of the Misfit’s? I wonder how he met Bobby Steele, he lived in my town of New Milford.

                    • Erica

                      Same county? Small world?

                    • Mike N

                      No shit?? I went to high school with Jack Rabid, who was our conduit to the punk scene.

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

            Still 81 games a year he’s a ten minute subway ride to the city that never sleeps and a ten minute walk away from the underbelly of the Bronx…I’m just saying if I was a recovering user the last place I’d want to be is famous and in NYC.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I love you.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I think the reason I wouldn’t want Hamilton here is his on the field play (lack of patience means he wont age well), and his knack of getting injured. I think his off the field issues just add to that.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      At least not the will power to stay away from the night scene. NYC would eat him alive

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

        He’s slipped with drinking twice in Arlington, imagine him in NYC, where the liquor never stops flowing and the H is only a phone call away at all times?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’m having visions of 1981 Times Square right now, complete with a young Melky and Robbie at a peep show booth…..BUT ROBBIE WALKS AWAY.

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

            God I wished I lived in that NYC.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I’d rather be able to walk down Avenue B without being killed for heroin. Total sell-out.

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

                You’re such a grown up Tilapia, live a little bit. Go spend some time in Washington Heights, or down in the East Village by Saint Marks. Life’s more fun that way.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  There’s not a ton that I regret not having done in my day. :)

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

                    I hope I can say that once I settle down.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Not saying I’ve done it all, or anything of that sort, but I can’t think of much that I’m kicking myself over NOT doing.

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

                      That’s all I’m saying, I don’t want to look back in 20 years and say “fuck, if I had only done ____”

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      You’ll never be able to screw everyone you wished you would have screwed. Any drug that could Len Bias you the first time out wasn’t probably worth it. You’ll always be able to travel wherever you want.

  • Mike N

    Interesting that Jeter wasn’t taking all the way on 3-0, and then took ball four on 3-1.

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

    I love that Boston is falling apart even harder. I thought they found the basement when they hired Bobby V, but they broke right through that floor and are still in freefall.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    They should have never traded Montero. He could be out there giving Freddy moral support right now.

    • Erica

      Venezuelans, man.

      Hey, we still have Cervelli!

    • Mike N

      That’s really important for pitchers! Girardi has a page titled “Moral Support” in his binder!

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

    Terrible work by the ball boy there. Skippy would’ve had that.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Kinsler looking silly

  • Tom

    Nice bounce back inning by Freddy. Once again he’s getting it done.

    Hopefully the Yankees can tack a few on and maybe Garcia will work deep into this game.

    • Mike N

      What was he bouncing back from? He’s had excellent inning after inning.

      • Tom

        He gave up a HR, loaded the bases and had a long inning…and threw a ton of pitches.

        It was a nice quick bounce back inning after that.

        • Mike N

          This is splitting hairs, but I would never call a one-run inning something to bounce back from. Anyway, good that he had a great inning after that one!

  • Chilango

    WTF is wrong with Granderson.

    • Brian S.

      He sucks.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        ……..and CUT!

        • Erica

          EXCELLENT MOVIE REFERENCE

  • Mike N

    Who’s excited for the Shaun White Centerstage? I’ve got it set to video tape later.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Ok, the YES booth talking about Grandys swing, cue home run next AB

  • Erica

    Chav-monster.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Is it ok to have a man crush on Chavy?

    • The Troll

      Pretty sure we’re all crushing on him. I started crushing last season. He sexy.

      • Erica

        He is sexy though. Don’t joke about those things. *fans self*

    • Erica

      YUP. Just go with it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Rock out, buddy. It’s 2012.

  • DERP

    You guys probably didn’t see that Nick Punto scored 2 runs today for the Sox. Chavez doesn’t have any.

  • dkidd

    can they wrap Chavez in a bubble to keep him from getting hurt before october?

  • Brian S.

    Come on Russ. Be inspired after that Ibanez at bat.

    • Brian S.

      Or watch three pitches right down the middle.

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

      It says that access is denied.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Same here. I’ll just assume someone was fucking a horse.

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

        hmm…weird it works for me. It’s one of those fake motivational posters with Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman playing checkers in Shawshank, underneath it says “If you watch Shawshank redemption backwards it’s about a guy escaping a storm by breaking into prison to hang out with Morgan Freeman.”

        • Erica

          Well, when you explain the joke you kill it SO IT’S NOT FUNNY.

          (I’m sure it’s totally funny.)

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

            It was :( I fail.

            • Erica

              Try again!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    No Big Member comments in a while. He must be finding the real killers.

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

      He’s coming back after that…fuck that was a SHOT

  • Erica

    Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiii Hamilton

  • Brian S.

    Fuck off Hamilton.

  • Cy Pettitte

    stop throwing meatballs to their best hitter

  • dkidd

    wow

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Reminder: “Victory Lap” would start at about the second year of the contract you’re about to propose.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Another, requisite?, home run for Hamilton.

    At least they’ve been solo shots.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Can someone get him boos now

  • Brian S.

    Why was Russ setting up there? You get Hamilton out low and away!

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Holy Crap

  • CUYanks

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say Freddy won’t be facing Hamilton again tonight.

    • Mike N

      BOLD PREDICTION!

  • MP

    I definitely do agree with Mike about staying away from Hamilton at all costs, but damn would he be fun to watch play 81 games here.

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

    Love Hamilton’s swing. As far as aesthetically pleasant swings go, his has gotta be right behind Robbie’s from the left side.

  • Chilango

    6 solid innings from Freddy. I’m satisfied

  • Erica

    My armchair GM father walks into my room to comment on the game. He said a few things:

    -Re: Hamilton’s HR: “Those are the kinds of homeruns Mickey Mantle used to hit.”

    -Re: Russell Martin: “I got news for you – Russell can’t hit. Why would you bat him before Ichiro? What a lousy manager.”

    Sigh.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Bro that’s crazy.

      Okay I’m done with that schtick. That seems like every father who’s ever been a Yankee fan ever.

      • Erica

        “I’ve been watching this team for xx years! I know baseball!”

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

          I still rub it into my dad’s face that he called Kuroda “the home run machine” and said “I’d rather Burnett still be on the team” earlier this season. I was texting him all through the game yesterday things like “god this Kuroda guy sucks” “Imagine how much better off we’d be if Burnett were still here?”

          • Erica

            HAHAHAHA. What did he respond with?

            Mine will not let the Jesus Montero thing go.

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

              He told me if I didn’t stop there’d be a new lock on the door by the time i got home from work. Then I informed him I know 5 different ways to break into the house that don’t include climbing up to my window.

              • Erica

                HAHAHAA. And, threat level decreases.

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

                  If he locked the windows too…then I’d be screwed.

        • Andruw’s Smile

          My dad sounds the same. Although he’s been fairly receptive to newer ideas, and learning that BA isn’t the be all and end all of rating players has actually caught on with him.

          • Erica

            That’s excellent! It’s always good to hear a success story. Not all baseball dads can be closeminded forever. They just can’t.

            • Mike N

              My dad took me to the Yanks-Dodgers WS game when Reggie hit three homers, which made me a Yankee fan. But he’s a goddamn Dodgers fan.

              • Erica

                Oh no! I can understand that, as my grandpa was a converted Dodgers-to-Mets fan. He was true to his Brooklyn teams.

                • Mike N

                  All the original Mets fans were former Giants and Dodger fans left behind in NY when those teams moved to California and united in their hatred for the Yanks.

            • Get Phelps Up

              I spent a good 15 minutes explaining run differential to my dad a few weeks ago when he kept asking me why I wasn’t concerned with the Orioles.

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

            My dad does give some credence to sabermetrics, and actually sighted OPS the other day. I was so proud.

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

              cited*

            • Andruw’s Smile

              Old-dad like guys behind me at the game yesterday were trying to figure out what OPS stood for. It was rough (although, back in the day I remember trying to figure it out as well)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That sudden moment when I realized that is TOTALLY GOING TO BE ME ONE DAY.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            I have the same (scary) thoughts on a regular basis.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I already pull stuff like “Well, back when I was your age….”

              What the fuck is wrong with me? :)

              • Andruw’s Smile

                Oh, well I’m 20 so I havent pulled that one yet. Maybe one day…

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  That’s exactly what I used to say when I was…..

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

                    I’m 22 and have said “when I was your age” already…but I’ve been an old man on the inside for years already.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Mrs. T thinks Melky did the PED’s because he wanted to come back to the Yankees but knew they wouldn’t give him a big contract.

      I love her very much.

      • Erica

        Awwwwwwww.

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

    BASEBALL PLAYER

    • Tom

      Isn’t that what baseball players do?

      110 pitches, decent speed at first… hack at first pitch?

  • Ichy balls

    Girardi sleeping at the switch.

    • The Real Greg

      In what way?

      • Ichy balls

        Should have either sent ichy or bunted him over. Letting nix swing away in a tight game was a wasted chance at another run.

        • Ichy balls

          There was a passed ball too
          So itchy at third 2 out for swisher.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Don’t always agree with the bunt, but I do wish Nix took a couple pitches to see if Ichiro could steal

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not really feeling Freddy here in the 7th.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pitch count still good. Not the worst thing.

    • Ichy balls

      This can blow up on him fast

  • rich

    If Nova and/or Hughes had the guts and guile that Mr. Sweaty has, we would have two very good pitchers. IDK how Sweaty does it but he is in the 7th against a very good hitting lineup.

  • Chilango

    Should have given Ichiro a chance to steal. Freddy’s out there for another one. Fingers crossed…

  • Ichy balls

    Big zone tonight

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

    Sweaty!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Well done, Freddy. Well done.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Nice game freddy

  • Robinson Tilapia

    C’mon let’s sweat, bay-bay. Let the music take control….

  • Kramerica Industries

    That was 2011 Freddy on the mound tonight.

    Outstanding.

    • rich

      I wonder what his numbers are since May, they must be very good. I don’t remember too many bombs of starts since then.

  • Mike N

    I was surprised Freddy started the 7th. Really awesome outing for him.

    Go Boony!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Bravo Freddy. Bravo.

    This is the “easiest” Yankee team to root for in some time.

  • captain kiwi

    that was very kind of the weather to delay the game so i could get off work and at least catch a few innings! i see freddy was solid again today. just need more of a cushion eh…

  • Tom

    Sutcliffe (aka best in game analyst ever) just got a “Really?” from his own booth, as Sutcliffe continues to say I’m really suprised Garcia is still out there.

    “He’s under 100 pitches, he’s, with the exception of Hamilton, has pretty much had this lineup under control all night…”

    Is it bad when your fellow broadcasters are calling you out?

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      He’s always hated on the yanks

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Oh my God Rick Sutcliffe is SO DAMN BAD.

  • Erica

    Yeah, Loone Bogan!

  • Ichy balls

    Boone robbie and
    Muther fucker i kill you to wrap it up.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Where have you gone, Big Member, and how do we get him and Ted to interact on here? Ted may pop blood vessels he didn’t know he had.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I’ve been relegated to the ESPn broadcast tonight, but I am very interested what the YES booth had to say about Melky tonight, if anything.

    Can anyone fill me in? O’Neill, Cone, Kay….any memorable opinionated quotes?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      I don’t even know if they mentioned it, more than maybe a brief word about it.

      • Mike N

        I can’t recall them mentioning it in the booth. But they did ask Girardi about it in the pre-game presser. He gave some usual Girardiesque contentless response.

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

        Kay mentioned it passing, just while he was saying that Jeter was the active hit leader in baseball because Melky had been suspended.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It was all Melky, all the time on the radio today.

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

            I’m sure it was, former fan favorite turned star elsewhere busted for PEDs? I’m sure that’s all any station was talking about. I keep radio silence w/ baseball during non-game times most days otherwise I get myself worked up about stupid shit, like the line up, or Nova pitching poorly, and as much as I love the Yankees I don’t want them effecting my mood during non-game time.

  • Ichy balls

    That sheppers guy was unreal last night hope one day Betance can pitch like that.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Scheppers spent MUCH less time in the minors than Betances did.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        And Scheppers was drafted higher.

  • Chilango

    Grandy’s due. Let’s go

  • Kramerica Industries

    Player of the Game.

    In the 7th inning, of a 3-2 ballgame. YES is stupid.

    • Mike N

      They do it in the seventh inning every game. What’s stupid isn’t when they do it, it’s that they do it at all.

      CHAVEZ!!!!!!!!!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, yes.

        But I still like to highlight the times where it seems even dumber, such as this.

  • Tom

    I’m confused… why isn’t Washington turning Swisher and Tex around so they can take aim at the short porch like last night?

    Damn… he’s learning….

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

      Nah, Wash is just out of blow.

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

        Hamilton snorted it all before the game. He was like “come on coach, we’re in NY, I gotta do it big.”

  • Get Phelps Up

    Thankfully the Yankees didn’t cut Freddy after his bad April.

  • captain kiwi

    chavez you sexy bitch

  • Kramerica Industries

    Chavez is just unconscious.

    Time for some runs.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Chavy hits a lefty!

  • Erica

    Chavvvvvvvvvv

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Chavy now .303. Damns

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

    Zombie is the hottest hitter in the universe right now.

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

    Chavez hitting over .600 last six games.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice AB against a lefty for Raul.

  • Cy Pettitte

    during this pitching change I will mentally prepare myself for a strikeout or a ground out to 3rd

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Or a lineout to RF that Cruz will make look like an adventure but was really east to catch but ESPN announcers will ball all over

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        on my life, I had the channel changed and didn’t know what happened

        I swear on the eyes of my grandchildren

  • Get Phelps Up

    I can’t wait until tomorrow when Eddard declares Freddy Garcia Cashman’s new best FA signing ever.

  • Ichy balls

    Cano for martin please.
    Can he pinch hit with the neck?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Russel is due, Ogando still rattled. Bases clearing double right here

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    dag nabbit

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I go brush my teeth and take out my contacts and, BOOM, bases loaded.

    I come back and, BOO, Russell Martin.

    • Bubba

      Black Hole Martin strikes again

  • The Real Greg

    Dammit. Right at him

  • Ichy balls

    One pitch?

  • Tony

    Just bad luck there

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Damn, he roped it

  • Tom

    Damn ESPN with that camera angle behind the catcher!

    I’m not sure if they have used it for a single Texas hitter all game but for some reason continue to use it when the Yankees bat

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Axisa actually agreed with a guy on the MLBTR chat today that, even with this suckjob 2012, Russell Martin may still get 3/21 in the offseason. I picked the wrong career.

    • rich

      We all did, if you can squat 200 times in 3 hours or be a left-handed pitcher that can get one lefty out a month, you can be in the 1% like they do.

    • Bubba

      As much as Martin annoys me, I might be on board for 3/21

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

    god I hate Francesa…

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

      Said everyone ever.

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

        My dad still listens almost daily, it’s sickening.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Those are some ugly ass uniforms.

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

    This Strikezone is gigantic. I love it.

    • Mike N

      That was not even close to a ball. The entire circumference of the ball was inside the plate.

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

        I was talking about in general, and the strike 2, strike 3 was a clear strike.

        • Mike N

          Yeah, it has been a generous zone tonight. Blue doesn’t want to get to bed too late after the rain delay.

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

    Lately all my baseball hatred goes toward the Rangers. The Red Sox suck so bad they are merely a blip on the radar.

    Unfortunately my idiot Sox fan friends still think it is some sort of rivalry worth bringing up every time the topic turns to baseball. I just can’t make them understand that I am literally indifferent to their shitty sub .500 team. They don’t suck because they are the Red Sox and I am a Yankee fan, they just suck. Literally.

    I do, however, still maintain that you can’t swing a dead cat in that dugout without hitting a douchenozzle.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Washington too slow

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ron Washington IS TOO DAMN SLOW.

  • rich

    This guy got a wide strike zone but that was right on the inside corner, stop intimidating the ump Kinsler.

  • captain kiwi

    kinsler you boob

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Moving away from the PC. Good night, everyone.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was a lovely inning, David.

  • YankeeDave

    Nice job Robertson!

    Strike zone has been huge all night, Kinsler needs to stfu!

    • 28 this year

      I am sure thats part of it but that pitch was perfectly over the plate. Nothing in question about that. Right at the knees on the inside corner. Perfect fb.

  • 28 this year

    Thats the good D-Rob adn bye bye Kinsler. Sorry a pitch right on the corner was called a strike.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Rangers frustrating. Pretty awesome.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Kinsler thrown out andrus slamming his helmet, the rangers are def. frustrated with this series, and if the yanks can hang on tonight, I think they will be firmly in their heads

    • rich

      All Swisher or somebody needs to do is to do the stupid claw or antler when they get on base and the Rangers might just lose it tomorrow. lol

      • OMG! Bagels!

        I want this.

  • Mike N

    Kinsler was delusional there.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Insurance runs would sure be nice.

  • Ichy balls

    Get MFIKY up.

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

    We’re in the heads of the Rangers. I love it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Steal please.

  • rich

    I know Ichiro is fast but its amazing to actually watch four hoppers to third are easy infield singles.

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

    Nix flinched, he’s bunting.

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

      I was right, and he beat it.

  • captain kiwi

    be surprised if ichiro doesn’t go

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Perfect bunt

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nix, so gritty.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Only baseball player would have beat that out.

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

    Jeter’s bunting.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      This is one spot where I think the bunt is a good idea.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Double steal here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    are you kidding me?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    nice fucking bunt, Cap

  • Kramerica Industries

    That really, really backfired.

  • RetroRob

    Bunts suck.

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

    Well that sucked.

  • Mike N

    Smart fielding play by that pitcher.

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

    Tha fuck was that??

  • captain kiwi

    holy shit that was ugly.

  • Heisenberg’s Hat

    Jeter just invented a new way to hit into a double play.

    • Mike N

      It was just a really heads up play by the pitcher.

      • Heisenberg’s Hat

        I wasn’t really blaming Jeter.
        I just hate bunts.

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

    Go Boom Swish.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Another crushed out

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

    Let’s go MFIKY.

    • Mike N

      YEAH!!!!!!!!!! END THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I wish Olive Garden had good food.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I go there just for their breadsticks and salads.

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

        their breadsticks are bangin, but telling a fat italian unlimited pasta and then telling him it’s at Olive Garden is just mean.

  • Tom

    16 baserunners and only 3 have scored…

    Let’s hope MFIKY can close this out

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hopefully the piss-poor execution doesn’t come back to bite us, but…..

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hamilton is a scary proposition right now.

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

    Nice snag with the cap by richy-rich in the first row.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    And exhale

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

    MFIKY all over Hamilton there. FUCK YEAH!

  • RetroRob

    Be more comfortable with Robertson pitching to Hamilton, but Soriano did his job with the K.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Beltre scared me there for a second.

    • RetroRob

      When he drops to his knee like that, it usually means he connected hard. Often a HR.

      How does a hitter develop a drop-to-knee swing like that?

      • Kramerica Industries

        If they don’t care for their body.

        Because that’s not good for his hips at all.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I wanna see if Swish had the bag.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Oh, that’s ballgame, ump.

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

    Damn…the pick was so smooth there too Chavez….looks like he should’ve been out.

  • rich

    He was out, bad call by the ump

  • Cy Pettitte

    terrible call. fuck you ump.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    He was out.

    /fuckingumpires

  • captain kiwi

    horse shit. game over dammit.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow he definitely was on the base.

  • Mike N

    ROBBED!!!!!!!!

  • YankeeDave

    Unbelievable, that is the first bad throw from Chavez in a long long time.

    • RetroRob

      …and it was still good enough, but the umpire missed it.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Why we need replay

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

      TEH HUMAN ELEMENT!!!!! said nobody intelligent ever.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Phenomenal pitching so far this series.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

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          reply fail

  • JLC 776

    Bullshit!!!!

  • rich

    Looks like a 4 out save by Soriano, thank god he got over that earlier this season.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Untuck MFIKY!

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

    #UNTUCK

  • Kramerica Industries

    And now, that’s ballgame.

    Time for the sweep tomorrow!

  • Mike N

    YUAYUAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Untuck bitches.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Take it

  • Kramerica Industries

    I have Sori on my fantasy team.

    I want credit for four outs tonight.

  • Tom

    Soriano with his first 1-2-3-4 inning?

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

    Let’s get greedy tomorrow guys.

    • Mike N

      SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!

  • flamingo

    I did not anticipate this series going so well.

  • Mike N

    Is Chavez from California? He has kind of a surfer dude accent.

    • YankeeDave

      San Diego

      • Mike N

        Called it!

  • captain kiwi

    eat balls rangers.

  • Rich in NJ

    Chavez has been a remarkable this season.

    Marakovits’s arms looked ‘roided in that closeup. ;)

    • Heisenberg’s Hat

      Careful what you say about my Meredith.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Great job by MFIKY pulling it out anyway, but the sooner we get robot umps the better.