Aug
24

Game 125: A New Day

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The Yankees were just swept in three games by the White Sox and have been playing some uninspired baseball in the second half, but today is a new day. The Bombers are in Cleveland to face the pitiful Indians, and they get their ace CC Sabathia back off the disabled list. If there was ever a day to get off the schneid and back to tearing up the league, today’s the day. Here’s the starting nine…

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

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9. Enjoy.

Roster Note: As you’ve surely deduced, the Yankees have activated Sabathia off the disabled list. He was on the shelf for the minimum 15 days due to elbow stiffness. Sabathia takes the roster and rotation spot vacated by Ivan Nova, who was placed on the DL with rotator cuff inflammation yesterday. No other moves were needed.

Categories : Game Threads
  • AnthonyD

    [Ships ham sandwich to LA]

    [Budgets $25mm additional to spend annually going forward]

    [Looks over shoulder]

  • Pat D

    During the chat I was confused by questions regarding Clemens resetting his HOF clock because playing in an independent league wouldn’t do that (Rickey played in 2004 and 2005 in those leagues but was still elected 5 years after his last MLB game).

    So now I check ESPN.com and see that the Astros new owner is open to signing Clemens and having him pitch.

    Memo to new Astros owner: Nobody wants to see Roger Clemens pitch again. Everyone is convinced that he’s a cheater, and what person will pay good money to see a 50 year old Clemens pitch for your sorry ass team.

    ……………………

    Oh, that’s right, Texans will.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      That’s a bit harsh I think. Cheater he may be, but then so is A-Rod. He’s still one of the best pitchers of all time. Sure he’s 50, but in a way that increases the suspense. A 50 year old pitcher? What the Hell? I’m definitely interested to see what happens.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I hope the entire sporting world of Los Angeles never has anything to celebrate again. Screw the Kings, screw the Lakers, screw the Angels, screw the Dodgers. I don’t hate the Clippers team but hating the douchebag known as Blake Griffin will suffice.

    • The Real Greg

      First off, the Red Sox aren’t going to be sending all the money away. They are going to have to pay some of it.

      Second, if they clear cap space, who are they going to get? A 30+ year old injury prone outfielder? A pitcher who can’t pitch in the AL?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If they can get this done who knows what the fuck will happen with 250 million off the books for the next decade.

        It’s a clean slate except for Lackey. And you will be happy if they don’t pay for their mistakes? While we continue to see ARod with his bloated contract?

        He at least played this year and will next year which is a whole lot more than you can say about Crawford. This is batshit insane.

        • The Real Greg

          They have paid for their mistakes. They haven’t been to the playoffs in 3 years. Their public image is a mess. Their organization is a mess. Their farm system has been emptied of pitching prospects.

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

            I don’t care about their public image…but everybody who thinks the Yankees are poorly run by Brian Cashman let the rest of Greg’s comment sink in for a second. 3 years, no playoffs. 0 (back end or front end) pitching prospects at any level of the minors really. Bobby Valentine as their manager. The Red Sox are a laughing stock right now, whether the Lamestream Sports Media wants to admit it or not. While this trade COULD help them in the long run, the Red Sox have done 0 to make me think they will spend the money wisely and become relevant again. Unless Hamels was available, which he’s not.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              While they are a joke the things people make fun of then for are the same exact faults the Yankees have.

              And it’s not totally their fault that they lose players to injury and suffered the worst collapse in MLB history.

              • The Real Greg

                Exactly. Because the Red Sox have become what the Yankees were in the middle part of the decade.

                They are no longer the loveable idiots who people rooted for.

                They’ve come over to the dark side.

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  I agree. Let them stay in the fucking dark and let them suffer is all I want.

                  Unfortunately some asshole in LA wants to give them a do over.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Theya re a mess. This will clear them away of everything. Regardless of whether or not they make something happen from it, they are cleared from their stupidity.

            And lol the Yankees are the last team to gloat about them trading prospects for pitchers. First of all who did they do that for? Beckett? Well they won a championship wiht him and since your ARod logic says it’s worth it, it’s worth it.

            They developed Lester and Buchholz who have been their better pitchers. They didn’t trade for them so that line is false.

            Plus they’ve always been ranked mediocre but they’ve at least done something with it.

            • The Real Greg

              I’m talking about right now in their farm system. I’m not talking about Lester and Buchholz.

              So you want to give back the 2009 championship? Okay.

              And you can’t speak of Michael Pineda until the process is done.

              • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                Yes, because we HAD to pay 10 years / $275 mil in order to win the 2009 World Series. Greg, GTFO.

                • The Real Greg

                  It was Scott Boras. There was really no choice.

                  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                    I’m pretty sure it was Hank bidding against himself.

                    • The Real Greg

                      Well that’s nonsense because I;m sure alot of people wanted ARod back then.

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting

                    They had plenty of choice. They could have not bid against themselves and signed him for less.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                A year from today, the now was that ManBan and Betances would be a great 1, 2 combo. None of the rankings actually mean something until they hit the field.

                Lester was a mediocre prospect back in the day, Hughes was ranked top 5 by Baseball America. Whose career would you rather have?

                Point is while the Sox don’t get ranked high they make the most from it. The Yankees farm is consistently top 15 since 2009 and we’re still waiting for one impactful player.

                (Sidenote: Yes, I know a good percent of you will pick Hughes’ career but really it’s Lester)

                • The Real Greg

                  Lester was a second round pick. That’s not exactly mediocre.

        • The Real Greg

          And say what you want to about ARod’s deal but without that we don’t win in 2009.

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

    I know there’s a thread dedicated to this, and I know that the Dodgers have new owners. However, Magic does realize that he has to pay the people he trades for right? If they trades for all those players from the Sox he will have 93.85 million dollars wrapped up in 5 players (Hanley, Beckett, Kemp, Gonzalez, and Crawford) if they were to get no salary relief.

    • Chilango

      Which is why the trade probably won’t happen.

    • AnthonyD

      Magic probably had about as much input on this trade as his ownership percentage, that is immaterially greater than you or me.

    • Laz

      Magic owns what? 5%?
      The ownership group just used him as a face of the ownership group. It gives them some sports reputation, but he doesn’t have enough money to buy a significant portion of a team.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I know Rubby and Webster, can somebody tell me about the other prospects involved?

  • Get Phelps Up

    AGon scratched. There’s your answer.

    • The Real Greg

      Loney was scratched too.

  • Hummingbird S.

    on fire!

  • matt

    Quick thoughts on the potential Boston deal:

    -obviously, tremendous name value and money being moved – that said, without knowing who’s picking up what salary, literally impossible to judge

    -I would initially highly dispute the notion that it’s such a win for Boston – it may well be insanity on the Dodgers part – though frankly I don’t hear their ownership talking about an austerity budget (Boston’s neither) – ain’t no salary cap, just a chance to reset the luxury tax. Magic can have a billion dollar payroll so long as he’s cool on the tax and revenue production.

    =Even assuming (which won’t be the case), that L.A. is picking up every cent on that contract – down year or no, Agon is an elite, elite player – yeah, his contract won’t look great in five years – understand it doesn’t look wonderful this year, in a down year – but he’s a hell of a player. Beckett comes off the books in 2014 and while it’s a sad statement as to Boston’s current rotation, he’s sill kinda the nominal ace. The Crawford deal was a disaster from day 1 for Boston, even though I never thought he’d play as poorly as he did last year, and the clearly didn’t know about the injury concern.

    -So Boston cleans house. Terrific. Assume the worst case scenario, they sign all of Swisher, Hamilton and Greinke to long term contracts. Have they really improved their position? They won’t have gotten any younger. Given the years probably involved for those players, their long term obligations will be pretty much the same – Hamilton will cost Crawford money, Greinke will get at least Beckett’s money – yeah, Swisher will be cheaper than Agon, but you play him at 1B, he’s also a downgrade. And I don’t see Boston getting a tremendous prospect haul back.

    Just wait and see. It’s an interesting baseball development. If it happens, no one is gonna know who’s won or lost for lots of years. But in terms of the next year or two, if Boston plans on contending, man, I don’t see tremendous upgrades out there for them. And it’s also not like they have so many imminently looming massive extensions coming – who knows if they even want to do Ellsbury? Who knows if Ortiz is back with them next year? We’re talking Yanks, Sox here, not KC or Fla. If Boston wants to blow up their team to be better in three years with good decision making, let them have at it.

    • matt

      and just one more “quick” thought – sorry, my thoughts are never tgat quick. Please, can we stop with the Arod comparisons. Arod is signed through age 42 – CC and Agon through 37. Still too long on both of those guys, but it’s simply not comparable. Teix yes, not Arod.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      “though frankly I don’t hear their ownership talking about an austerity budget (Boston’s neither)”
      Boston has said they want to get under the luxury tax threshold.
      The Dodgers haven’t crossed it yet (though they may with these deals, depending on how much salary they are actually responsible for). Neither team has nearly as much to gain financially from getting under the luxury tax threshold as the Yankees do.
      That said, I still don’t think the 189M in 2014 will happen.

  • AnthonyD

    The last two MLB mandated / heavily influenced franchise sales have resulted in the Red Sox hitting the reset button. Pretty annoying.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I like playing the Indians.

  • Hummingbird S.

    at least the offense looks good so far!

  • jjyank

    Swish!

  • Eddard

    If the MVP voting ended today Jeter would win. Trout’s team won’t even see a playoff game.

    • The Real Greg

      If Trout and Miggy don’t see the playoffs, Jeter might be the guy.

    • AnthonyD

      Is this a prediction, what you think should happen or a joke?

      • jjyank

        It’s Eddard. I think that’s all I need to say.

    • Billy

      Mr.Sterling? Is that you?

      • John Sterling

        No, because I think Nix is the MVP!

  • jjyank

    The news about that whole Sox-LA deal broke when I was closing up, so I didn’t get to really take it in until now. That’s nuts. However, I refuse to believe it until it happens. And I hope it doesn’t, though I’d like to see Gonzalez out of there.

    • Widget

      A-Gonz was scratched from the lineup. Yeah he gone. Stupid move by the red sox if you ask me.

      • jjyank

        If it’s just A-Gonz, yeah, it’s a stupid move. But if they actually unload Crawford as a condition of getting A-Gonz, that might not be so bad.

  • AnthonyD

    Is that big woman going to be on camera housing those B lights all night?

  • Chilango

    Cano actually took a walk. Things are looking good early.

  • Hummingbird S.

    swung at ball 4.. unfortunate

  • The Real Greg

    Chavez is cold right now

  • Widget

    Ugly Chavez, just ugly.

    • Matt

      Chavez pretty much had the bat taken out of his hands by the HP umpire calling 2 pitches above the belt strikes to bury him in an 0-2 hole before he even had a chance to swing.

      • Hummingbird S.

        so that makes it ok to swing at a very bad pitch in the dirt..

        • Matt

          You clearly don’t understand hitting.

          He was in an 0-2 hole from 2 pitches up and out of the zone being called strikes. He had not had a chance to time the pitcher’s delivery yet, and the pitcher threw a solid changeup down in the zone which changed his eye level.

          Chavez was put in a position in that at bat by the bad calls that basically took him out of the at bat before it even started. He was clearly frustrated, and it probably affected his discipline. These guys are human.

          • smurfy

            well said, Matt. We need much more of that.

  • Eddard

    They’re going to do it again. Chance to blow the game open early and only get 1 run.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this inning is the yankees offense in a nutshell.. great hitting with the bases empty, poor AB’s with RISP, bad baserunning when they do get a hit with RISP.. and obviously the main problem, only scoring one run against a shitty pitcher on the ropes..

    • The Real Greg

      What bad baserunning are you talking about. Swisher was never going to score against Choo.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Clear single off the bat of Granderson and Swisher held up because he couldn’t read the play… that’s bad baserunning.

        • The Real Greg

          You do know Choo has a very good arm, right?

          • Hummingbird S.

            He could have a bazooka for an arm and he still wouldn’t be able to throw swisher out on a blooper had swisher kept running..

            • jjyank

              The fact that it was a blooper is the exact reason why they had to hold off the bat.

    • jjyank

      The runners had to hold on Granderson’s single (I assume that’s what you’re referring to). It wasn’t a smoked, no doubt about it hit and they runners couldn’t risk getting doubled up. I’m guessing if the runners did take off, and the second baseman makes the play, you’d be saying the same thing about bad baserunning.

      • The Real Greg

        Thank you.

      • Hummingbird S.

        the second baseman didn’t even react to the hit, it should mean he had no chance to catch that..

        • jjyank

          It wasn’t that far over his head. They’re reacting off the bat if they need to score. If they react by the time the ball reaches the second baseman, it’s already too late. The ball wasn’t hit hard, so they had to hold. This is basic less-than-two-out baseball here. I can’t believe this is an issue.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    So glad Russ is betting 7th.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      *batting

  • The Real Greg

    Again bad luck. Two balls hit well and found no ground

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

    Yep, we load the bases for Russell Martin and he does what he does best…non-produce.

  • Anthony

    These early inning situations where we load the bases and then only manage 1 or 2 runs are super frustrating

  • Widget

    Blah. Just hurry up and choke the division lead out already.

    • The Real Greg

      POLICE!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just turned it on, and the voices I hear are Kay and Flash.

    God, I hope the game isn’t as boring as the telecast will be.

    • Pat D

      They’ll definitely drive me to the Giants game at 8.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Also, why the hell is Martin hitting in front of Ibanez against a righty? Girardi is insane.

    • The Real Greg

      You saw what happened in Chicago when we stacked the lefties, right?

      • Hummingbird S.

        Greg, please try to fight the urge to write stupid stuff. It just makes you look like an idiot.

        • The Real Greg

          its factual. All Ventura had to do was roll out lefties. Especially in game 1

          • Get Phelps Up
            • The Real Greg

              That’s fine with guys like Scott Hairston. Instead we have Andruw Jones.

              • Get Phelps Up

                Who is still far and away better against LHP than Ibanez and Chavez.

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

      The rules of seniority?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I think it’s to split up the lefties so that the Indians can’t navigate reliever matchups as easily in the late innings.

      • The Real Greg

        Like what happened in Chicago.

      • Hummingbird S.

        makes perfect sense, it’s not like they have 3 righty bats on the bench..

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

          You know how much Joe likes to leave the lefties in to face LHP out of the pen.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Which is stupid because you should be PHing McGehee and Jones against lefty relievers.

  • Matt

    Hard to blame the offense when the home plate umpire consistently puts them in terrible hitting counts by calling pitches nowhere close for strikes.

    Granderson was put in that same position, but Kluber hung the two-strike offspeed pitch, which he didn’t do to Chavez.

    This has been the story all season, and I’m surprised that it is not more of a story. The strike zone is humongous, bigger than I have ever seen it in any year of watching baseball. It has had a tremendous impact on offense, and has made the difference in many crucial at bats by bailing out pitchers who have pitched terribly.

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

      I understand if we have a wide strike zone ump, but Martin shouldn’t be left out of the blame. He is still at .193, the Mendoza line is taunting the man.

      I will be watching Cervelli’s performance in September.

      • Matt

        Martin had a good at bat and just didn’t get the hit.

        Chavez got robbed of any chance to hit by the umpire’s zone.

        Granderson almost did as well but got lucky.

        Look at the at bats they had in Chicago. Pitches 3 or 4 inches outside called strikes to turn a 3-1 count into 2-2 in key spots. It completely changes an at bat and possibly a game.

  • Chilango

    Pretty standard Yankee first inning choke-aroo.

  • Bubba

    Hooray for Black Hole Martin coming up small once again.

  • The Real Greg

    And already the whining and negativity has begun

    • jjyank

      Just block it out, Greg. You’re not going to stop it, just ignore it.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Seriously, I don’t understand how you can say these things without any trace of irony. Have you read any of your old comments? Your unreasonably negative comments are a little less frequent recently (replaced by unreasonably positive comments such as “The Rays lost so this game doesn’t matter AT ALL”), but you still give up on games in the 2nd inning or root for blowout losses so you don’t have to watch the rest of the game.

      • The Real Greg

        Yes I have. But I felt those with true emotion. Some of these guys do it just to clog the spaces.

        • Matt

          And this is why nobody takes you seriously

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          So it’s okay to post unreasonably negative comments only if you feel them with “true emotion”? How are you determining that the comments you’re replying to are not felt with true emotion but rather are posted to clog the spaces?

          • The Real Greg

            Because I don’t see Hummingbird and other come on here when the team is winning. I’m here win or lose.

        • Hummingbird S.

          Clog the spaces? You have issues dude.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Higher arm slot for CC. Like he had in 2009. Maybe that will help his change up.

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

    How’d we score the run? I was helping a customer for the entire top of the first.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Back to back doubles by Jeter and Swish to lead off the game.

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

        God they are some kind of hot lately.

        • Pat D

          I saw this comment before seeing what you replied to. I was disappointed to find you weren’t talking about hot girls.

          • jjyank

            +1

  • Eddard

    CC’s back!

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

      to not being an ace.

  • jjyank

    Well the big man looked good in his first inning of the return. Let’s hope he goes on a run here, we could really use him in good form.

  • Youguysaretools

    Cue making scrub look like cy young candidate

    • jjyank

      Are we watching the same game?

  • Pat D

    Is this guy working for Skip Bayless or something?

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

    Seriously?

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

    …is he ok?! Susan made it sound like he got shot in the face.

    • Cy Pettitte

      hit the front of the bill of the helmet. he’s waving off the trainer. Jeter is PISSED though.

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

        I’m telling you she gasped like Kluber took out a hand gun and emptied a clip into Jeter.

    • Hummingbird S.

      he almost did… got hit in the ear flap

    • Get Phelps Up

      He got hit in the part of the helmet that covers the ear. He seems fine, but is pretty pissed.

    • jjyank

      Looks like it hit the ear flap of the helmet. He seems to be okay, though. He was pissed as hell though, yelled a bit at the pitcher.

  • Hummingbird S.

    toss this motherfucker!!!

  • Eddard

    Oh Jesus, that could have been bad. CC needs to drill someone. You don’t hit the captain and get away with it.

    • Pat D

      Can’t afford the risk that this umpire will like the one in Texas last night.

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

        Wait until the game is out of hand or Joe’s going to the bullpen anyway. Either way If the Ump’s not going to do anything about Derek being hit in the head…maybe the players should police themselves a bit.

    • jjyank

      I really don’t get this logic. The Yankees just need to win right now, they don’t need to give the other team a free base runner. I care way, way waaaaay more about the Yankees winning the game than some petty “you hit me so I have to hit you” immature bullshit. You want to get back at the Indians? Hang 10 runs on them.

      • Pat D

        Then go back in time and eradicate the midges before they fuck with Joba, thus rewriting history and allowing the Yankees to win the 07 ALDS. Which might have prevented the second Red Cox…uh, Red Sox title.

        • jjyank

          What is this 2007 you speak of? I thought the calendar went 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010.

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

            No, no. It went 01,02,03,05,06,09,2010

            • jjyank

              Now that I think about it, I think it’s ACTUALLY 00, 02, 03, 05, 06, 09, 2010.

            • Get Phelps Up

              Actually it went: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009.

              • jjyank

                Sounds about right. I stand corrected.

          • Pat D

            I actually thought the calendar went 2000, There Is No God, What the Fuck Was That, You Didn’t Use Mo in Game 4, Now There Is Definitely No God, The Fucking Angels Again?, You Hit ARod 8th?!?, At Least the Giants Won the Super Bowl, I’m Still Riding The Giants Super Bowl High, 2009, Fuck You Mariners and Nolan Ryan.

            • jjyank

              Hahaha +100000

              Well done.

              • Pat D

                Ah, thank you.

  • Pat D

    Holy shit, he’s fucking livid.

  • Widget

    Someone needs to go down hard. Please.

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

      I vote Kotchman. :P

      • Get Phelps Up

        This.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Whoa, on the slo-mo replay there was a lady in the stands clapping with approval after the ball hit Jeter.

    • Pat D

      Must think she’s in Boston.

      Or is just a dumb Clevelander. My best friend lives in that area and he always tells me about how fucking stupid the people are.

      • RBC

        Cleveland has never been known for its smarts

  • Get Phelps Up

    Hit a homer Swish.

  • The Real Greg

    Remember last night, Scott Diamond tried to retaliate against Josh Hamilton and got tossed without warnings.

    Diamond threw behind the head. I don’t know what CC’s going to do.

    • Eddard

      Jeter gets hit in the head, I don’t think the ump will toss any retaliation for that. He’ll issue warnings after we retaliate.

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

      There’s a difference between retaliating and going head hunting. If the game is like 6-1 in the 8th and CC’s nearing 100 pitches, hit Choo or Cabrera in the ass.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I’d rather wait until Kotchman was playing.

        • Pat D

          What’s your grudge against Kotchman? I remember him tipping his cap to Jeter as he crossed first base on the 3000th hit.

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

            He hit the ball that broke Pettitte’s ankle.

            • Pat D

              Totally forgot that. Yea, plunk his ass.

            • Get Phelps Up

              Yeah. It’s a stupid reason, but still. Andy is my favorite player and it sucks to see his comeback derailed like that.

              • jjyank

                Totally. Especially since his comeback was going so well.

  • Matty Ice

    Never seen Jeter that pissed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    dont swing at garbage Robbie

  • Chilango

    Time to do some damage Robbie…

  • Pat D

    Jeter could always charge the mound from second base now. It would be the most brilliant mound charge in the history of baseball because no one will see it coming. Especially the pitcher.

  • Eddard

    Another chance to blow it wide open. Let’s knock him out for hitting the MVP in the head.

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

    FUCK. Just FUCK.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol this offense can’t be serious.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Un-fucking real.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this offense is a fucking joke

  • Kramerica Industries

    God, it’s like they never left Chicago.

    Get base runners.

    Don’t score them.

    Fucking eh.

  • The Real Greg

    More bad luck. Cano had a good at bat

    • Hummingbird S.

      Hitting a chopper to the second baseman (not even hard) is not back luck, it’s a bad AB.

      • The Real Greg

        You are a total idiont aren’t you. Cano took him to 3-2 and put a ball in play that was probably a strike. WHat more do you fucking want?

        • Tom

          A ball in the air? (with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 out)

          It was a high slider in the zone from an opposing handed pitcher… a hitter of Cano’s caliber should smoke that and at the very least get it in the air.

          • The Real Greg

            And at that speed, you think he controls that?

            • Tom

              Yeah, you’re right.

              Hitters have no control over the ability to hit GB’s vs flyballs. Don’t they all normalize out at roughly the same ratio?

              And pitch up in the zone is obviously a lot harder to get in the air… especially breaking pitches.

              Are you serious?

              • The Real Greg

                I want to see you fucking do it.

                • Tom

                  You sir are a fool… these are skilled players.

                  But keep the justifications coming… everything is luck.

        • Hummingbird S.

          bases loaded, 1 out, against a pitcher who has put 7 runners on base in 1.1 IP.. I want the best hitter on the team to not hit a weak chopper to second.

          • The Real Greg

            So you think he controls where the ball goes. With what, a remote control that he hides on his uniform?

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              It’s the weak chopper part that is the problem, not where it went.

    • mt

      Not thrilled with him swinging at first pitch after Jeter hit in head and Swisher walk. He did stay away from some pitches that he ahs been flailing at recently but I still think he needs to show better plate discipline.

      • The Real Greg

        That was some of the best plate discipline I’ve seen from him this year.

  • Pat D

    Mother fucking fucker.

    Wow, I’m saying “fuck” a lot today for some reason. Must be because one of my favorite sites has been offline all day.

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

      youporn is down?!?!?!?!

      Sorry I had to.

      • Pat D

        No, not one of my porn sites……I mean, no, not a porn site!

  • Jag

    Bases loaded twice with 1 out and no runs is just ugh.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    That sucks, but still 49 pitches through 2 innings (vs. 12 pitches through 1 for CC). Plenty of time to score and expend their bullpen.

  • Youguysaretools

    Hahahaha

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Well that sucked

  • The Real Greg

    I think only Eric Chavez has had a bad at bat so far. Just bad luck

  • Widget

    Hey Boston overpay for Cano and put him at first.

  • Chilango

    Well, at least we’re playing the Indians.

  • stuart a

    you cannot make this crap up. the score should be 4 nothing or worse.

    cano and chavez with 2 horrible ab’s with the bases loaded.

    cano’s unimportant rbi count is horrible.

    he is a friggin dope……….

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

      YEAH!!!!!!!!!! AN AT BAT WHERE CANO LAID OFF 3 VERY CLOSE PITCHES: GOD AWFUL!!!!!!

    • Chilango

      Stop whining, Greg the resident blog cop is going to blow his whistle.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      need more ARod in the lineup …

    • jjyank

      It’s past your bedtime, Grandpa.

  • Anthony

    Oh my god. Bases loaded, AGAIN. There needs to be a piece on this!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ding dong

  • Athenian

    And the Yankees strike again. Excellent AB by Cano. That must be a preview of one of the bestb7 year Scott Boras said the Yankees must pay for. Good to know.

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

      It actually was an Excellent AB. He just happened to hit the ball on the ground. Shitty luck.

      • Matt

        Yes, the at bat was good. But bad luck? That was a hanging breaking ball right down the middle and he tapped it not very hard to second base. That is definitely not bad luck.

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

          He didn’t make good contact, so either he just hit it with the wrong part of the bat(bad luck) or his timing was off.

          • Matt

            Both of which are NOT bad luck. Hitting it on the wrong part of the bat when the ball is right down the middle is a combination of bad timing (hitter’s fault) and not tracking the ball in the zone (hitter’s fault).

            Guys are not going to always come through, but at least acknowledge that it is the hitter’s fault here. The pitcher made a terrible pitch and Cano did not make him pay. If he makes a pitch at the knees on the outside corner, then tip your cap.

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

              I honestly can only speak in theory, I’m stuck at work with the radio so I can’t say either way that Cano was luck. I was wrong to say that initially.

      • The Real Greg

        At least somebody here gets it.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Make them think about it. Who’s it gonna be,……

  • Hummingbird S.

    7 baserunners in 2 innings and only 1 run.

  • You Get The Horns

    Squanderific.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hope Beckett blocks the trade and fucks everything up.

  • your mom

    It will be funny if we load the bases next inning and score no runs again.

    • Eddard

      Next inning I fully expect someone to hit a HR, and it’ll be a solo HR.

  • Eddard

    The big man is back. Good to see. Now if the offense could just click.

  • RBC

    Did anyone else notice CC grimace a bit after that last batter?

  • Chilango

    CC has thrown a few breaking balls up but he looks good tonight.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wow.

    I thought there was no chance on Jeter since he didn’t throw the ball at his apex.

  • Eddard

    I’ll tell you what, if that guy isn’t MVP I don’t know who is. He almost got decapitated and still had enough on that throw to nail the runner at 1st.

  • The Real Greg

    You guys have to realize that baseball is essentially a game of luck.
    Hitting a hard thrown ball with a wooden stick and trying to find holes where the ball can go.

    • Matt

      In some respects, but I’m guessing you’re going to use this now to justify any kind of bad outcome as well? That would be insane.

      If you don’t hit the ball hard, or you swing at a bad pitch, you create your own bad luck.

      • The Real Greg

        What do you mean if you don’t hit the ball hard? You try and hit a 95mph fastball on the nose.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          You can’t really be this dumb.

          • The Real Greg

            I’ve got a Masters degree. Try me.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          I think you’re misstating which parts of the game are primarily based on luck and which aren’t. The fact that hitting a ball is hard doesn’t mean that success and failure are always due to luck. If you strike out, there’s not a lot of bad luck involved. Same if you make weak contact. If you hit a ball hard or hit a long fly ball and it turns into an out, then there’s a reasonable degree of bad luck involved (or if you make weak contact and it’s a hit).

          Of course, you can’t really make much of a judgment based on one at bat in isolation.

        • Matt

          Irrelevant. I’m not a professional baseball player, who sees 95 mph fastballs nearly every day both on the field and equivalents in the cage. Major League hitters have no problem catching up to straight 95 mph fastballs down the middle. If you miss the pitch and hit it weakly, you can’t be surprised if it doesn’t find a hole.

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

        “If you don’t hit the ball hard…you create your bad luck.” I can’t agree fully with that. You have to take into account location (In Cano’s case: very hittable) movement, speed, delivery from the pitcher. A whole lot goes into it. Some of it’s luck, some of it’s skill. All you can do is swing hard and hope for the best sometimes. I personally think Cano should’ve made an adjustment and tried to go the other way with the ball, which he can do when he’s red hot, he’s slumping right now so he’s just trying to make contact.

        • Matt

          I’m not talking about the difficulty of hitting. I’m talking about the fact that bad outcomes cannot always be written off as “bad luck.”

          Hitting a ball hard but right at somebody is bad luck. Swinging at a pitch a foot off the plate and tapping it weakly right at an infielder is not necessarily the same kind of “bad luck.”

          In one case, the distribution of outcomes depends largely on hit location. In the other, the distribution of outcomes is relatively constant across hit locations because fielders have more time to get to the ball and make a play.

    • Chilango

      Yeah, Mendoza Martin for example has just had really back luck this year.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    nice AB, Tex

  • Widget

    So basically CC has to throw a no hitter to win tonight. I can live with that.

  • Youguysaretools

    Shades of Chicago. Tons of early chances, end up losing.

    • Pat D

      Oh, the game is over and they lost? Thanks for telling me the future. Now give me the next Powerball numbers and I’ll go watch the Giants game.

  • The Real Greg

    You’ve all become a whiny group of Jets fans with this nonsense. If they’re a bad team, just accept it and move on. If they’re not playing well, accept it and move on. That’s what my father would say.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Funny coming from someone constantly whining about what other people are saying.

      • The Real Greg

        Because I didn’t come here for this shit. I came here to socialize and to talk baseball, not wade through comments of doom and threats.

        • Widget

          Mind blown!!!!!!!

        • jjyank

          But dude, these comments are just text on a screen. It is very easy to ignore them. I take issue with some comments as well, but I ignore a lot of the ones that I disagree with. You should try it, it makes the game threads far more enjoyable.

          • The Real Greg

            At least the Jets fourms have a block option.
            If you guys had that it would be great.

            When theere are so many of them. its hard to ignore.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          If you don’t like it, leave. You whine more than anyone else here. When things are going bad, guess what, there are going to be negative comments. People come here to talk about the Yankees, good and bad. If you can’t deal with that, that’s your problem.

        • Get Phelps Up

          If that’s true then I’m legit shocked you’ve been posting in Game Threads for as long as you have.

    • jjyank

      Hey! Don’t you dare call me a fucking Jets fan. I root for a team that actually has a real quarterback.

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

      Greg, even I have to call you out here. If they’re good talk about it, but if they’re bad say nothing? No. Fuck that. This is a forum dedicated to the Yankees, and this is a Game thread/Open thread dedicated to this game. If the Yankees are playing well I will talk about how awesome they’re playing (like CC’s been FUCKING OUTSTANDING tonight) if they’re playing poorly (Like Chris Stewart has been fucking useless this season) I will also voice my opinion on that.

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        Due to your lack of ceaseless Pollyannaish home-ism, John and Suzyn are taking you off their Christmas card lists.

        • jjyank

          Instead of presents they are sending you COAL JAYSON NIX!

          • Rooting for U.S. Steel

            I think you meant to type “instead of PRESENCE”, yes?

            • jjyank

              What is this “presence” you speak of? Veterans only bring “presents”, and John and Suzyn are surely veterans by now.

              • Rooting for U.S. Steel

                Yes. Veterans bring their presents, and Santa brings his presence.

                But Master Ibanez/Riddle should expect a large box of Captain Kidd’s finest tagliatelle.

                As either a present or a presence. His choice.

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

                  I literally have no words. For one of the first times in my life I am absolutely speechless as to the direction this went.

                  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

                    As a great man once said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

      • The Real Greg

        Voicing the opinion’s not the problem. Doing it repetitively and to the point of depression is.

        People like Hummingbird, who don’t come on here when the team is winning, annoy me because they are here just to spoil the experience.

        • Tom

          “Being repetitive”

          Pot meet Mr. Kettle

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

          If the Yankees repetitively fail, as they have really since the all-star break, then people have every right to repetitively talk about their failures.

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

      I hate the Jets (and the Giants for that matter.) Don’t lop me with them AFC failures.

    • Pat D

      Don’t you ever call me a Jets fan. I root for the team that wins Super Bowls in the post-merger era.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      See this is what I mean. You used to comment here all the time about how every loss hurts you, and how much it sucks. Now you’re lecturing people about how they need to just accept it and move on?

      • The Real Greg

        I’ve come to realize that it’s just a fucking game and I’m tired of dwelling negativity. Call it a revelation.

      • Pat D

        I’m actually proud of Greg for that. He’s making progress in dealing with his disappointment and he doesn’t live and die with every game, which is what I’ve begged him to do for about 2 years.

        • jjyank

          +1

          He has moved a bit to the other extreme, but it’s better than declaring the game over in the 4th inning.

          Greg, you’ve made improvements in your move and perspective, and I respect that. You just gotta try ignoring some of the comments that bother you.

  • Get Phelps Up

    BREAKING: Rays allow a run.

    • The Real Greg

      Make that 2.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Now 2 runs!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Holy shit.

      Miracles do exist. Hopefully they don’t score anymore. Lord knows the Yankees won’t.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Ha. Kay on Teixeira’s play: “Full body dive.” It was a good play, but it was more like a “full body flop.”

  • Pat D

    (Un)Breaking News: Girardi said his Chicago “rant” was to protect his children.

    I’d buy that excuse if he ran after the guy screaming, “COME AT ME, BRO!!!!”

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team is horrible. Can’t hit anything other than a fastball.

  • Pat D

    These replacement refs have to go. False start on Eli?

  • Hummingbird S.

    typical yankees offense..

  • Eddard

    Now that the ump has had time to cool down and the better Indians hitters are coming to the plate, it’s time for CC to drill someone in the back to protect his teammates.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Hitting someone as retaliation in a 1-0 game is just dumb.

  • The Real Greg

    How many pitches is Sabathia on for again?

  • Pat D

    I wonder how many packs per day the Men’s Wearhouse guy smokes.

  • Cy Pettitte

    throw out this offensive blueprint already.

  • Matt

    Kluber is pitching really well now. But he wasn’t in the first 2 innings, and they let him off the hook big time.

    The problem with this team is not that they put up zeroes in the middle innings. Most of these guys are decent pitchers, who settle into a game as they get more pitches under their belt.

    The problem is that when the pitchers are not sharp, they don’t make them pay to make up for it. Yes, a mediocre pitcher may allow 4 or 5 runs in 6 innings, but how many of those come in the first or last few innings? Even mediocre pitchers will make adjustments and record outs eventually. If you don’t get him the first time, you might not get him for a few innings.

  • Tom

    Following online… but has CC been as sharp as it seems? (in terms of hitting spots, etc)

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

    Intentional?

  • Cy Pettitte

    great job CC. you really showed them.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s what fucking around in a tie game does for you.

    • The Real Greg

      The game wasn’t tied, you idiot.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        now a tie game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And that’s retribution for cheap shit.

    Motherfuckers.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking stupid man.

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

    Well. FRICK!FRICK!FRICK!

  • Anthony

    …….

  • Widget

    game over.

  • Matt

    And just like that, a game that you felt like the Yankees were dominating is tied.

    Not a shock. How many games do you win 1-0 in the American League? The offense failed miserably when Kluber had absolutely nothing working.

    • The Real Greg

      So you think this game is over.

      • Matt

        Where did I say that? You’re insane.

        • The Real Greg

          Sorry, reply fail. I was talking to Widget.

      • Tom

        You’d think a guy who claims he has a Masters degree would have basic reading comprehensions skills.

        How in the hell do you get “so you think the game is over” from the above comment?

      • Matt

        But they certainly have a chance of losing this game, which would have been far more unlikely if they didn’t blow some incredible opportunities early on.

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

      Not trying to get on your case or start something, just curious, are you the same Matt that blamed a pitcher’s poor performance on pitch selection by the catcher?

      • Matt

        Bad pitch selection can certainly have an impact. Pitchers can throw good pitches at the wrong time and they’ll get crushed. A 3-1 fastball on the outside corner can get hit for a homerun, while the exact same pitch on 0-2 might be fouled off the other way by the exact same hitter.

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

          I wasn’t asking you to defend your belief I was just curious as to if you were the same person lol

      • Matt

        Saltalamacchia is 8 for 36 with 16 K vs the Yankees this year. If you watch the AB’s, it’s not a shock that it is entirely pitch selection. He can’t hit a fastball away! If you intentionally throw him a fastball inside in any count, you’re pretty dumb.

  • Karl Krawfid

    He did the same shit in Oakland. Against the catcher.

  • Eddard

    CC did what needed to be done. He protected his teammates.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Yep. His teammates will never get hit again after that.

  • stuart a

    tue game clowns. our offense is friggin inept…

    cano sucks.. guy thinks he is HOF, that is laughable……..

    • Get Phelps Up

      Cano is the new ARod.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        There was a commenter recently who outed stuart as a trolling Mets fan. Not that we didn’t already know it, but it’s safe to completely ignore him.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I barely had a chance to enjoy how awesome that wink was from Ass-dribble. Then he screwed everything up by homering.

  • stuart a

    texiera got out last time, after swinging at 4 balls. every pitch was a ball…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      counting is hard…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Score some fucking runs please.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Well that backfired.

    The way it “looked” was that CC was protecting his perfecto early and figured he’d just throw it behind him instead of putting a runner on.

    Why not wait if you’re gonna do that?

    If I was Jeter, I’d be more pissed now that nobody is going to actually GET hit.

    It “looks” chickenshit and he deserved to pay for it.

    Granted, the way it “looks” may not be reality. But it looks chickenshit.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit, I can’t let that little shit from Mike go without comment.

    “[Sabathia] was willing to put Jeter’s protection over his, then, perfect game.”

    Nevermind that C.C. was almost certainly not going to pitch a perfect game – did Mike just imply that Sabathia would be “selfish” he were thinking more about a perfect game than some bush league tactics like that?

    REALLY MIKE?

    Holy shit. That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Which Mike said that (and where)?

      • Kramerica Industries

        Michael Kay.

    • Matt

      Against the Indians offense, with many key hitters that struggle against lefties, you never know.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Thinking about a perfect game in the 4th inning is incredibly dumb.

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

      Nevermind that C.C. was almost certainly not going to pitch a perfect game

      If he were going to I’d guess it would either be against the Seattle, Tampa or Cleveland.

      • Kramerica Industries

        He had 10 of the 27 requisite outs, and this is his first outing fresh of the DL.

        I wouldn’t exactly imagine it was very likely to happen regardless the opponent.

  • Brian S.

    The Sux aren’t really getting rid of Crawford are they???

    • Eddard

      They are going to weasel their way out of it because the Dodgers are going to have a $300 million payroll.

      • Pat D

        I remember when the Dodgers were at the very top of the payroll heap.

        They sucked then.

      • Brian S.

        Bullshit. Let’s get rid of A-Rod right now.

        • Brian S.

          No fucking way the Sux are just dumping salary. They have to be eating a shit ton of salary.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Honestly, the silver lining if they do is that it’ll be nice for people to not be able to point to the Yankees as having the highest payroll.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Freaking Cano can’t catch a break right now.

    Back to back games with just-misses.

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

    Tex: PUT THE BALL IN PLAY!!!!

  • Youguysaretools

    Now let’s scooooooooooore

  • your mom

    I think we will have to hit a HR to get these runs in.

  • Eddard

    Cano with a hit! How will they strand these runners? Walk and a DP? K and a groundout? Stay tuned!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Motherfucker.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    for fuck’s sake

  • Pat D

    Jesus Jumping Christ, Teix.

  • The Real Greg

    Got a helpful call there.

    • Tom

      Do you have to justify every bad outcome?

      • The Real Greg

        Yes. Unless the player just sucked. Like with Chavez.

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

    The fuck are you doing, guessing with 2 strikes?!?!?! JUST MAKE CONTACT!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hanging slider. Just take it for a strike!

  • Cy Pettitte

    pathetic doesn’t even begin to describe this team right now. how many times are they going to kindly refuse to blow games open when the other pitcher is begging them to do so?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    fucking pathetic

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

    This team…you cant make this shit up.

  • Anthony

    Unbelievable. I just want to watch some good baseball……

  • Kramerica Industries

    The Yankees have had bases loaded, less than two outs, twice in this game, and now 2nd/3rd, 1 out.

    No runs to show from those.

    Unreal.

  • Pat D

    OK, I’m-a just watch the Giants game until the Yankees decide to score again. It’ll be more entertaining.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Kluber’s numbers are pretty deceptive. He’s Koufax-like.

    • Pat D

      Definitely. Their names both begin with “K.”

  • forensic

    Just wow at this ‘offense’.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they will definately choke away this divison.. this offense is a fucking joke.

    • The Real Greg

      So? Are you going to live? Is the world going to explode?

  • The Real Greg

    I will say this, I think playing with that short porch makes the Yankees play hero ball a bit too much. That’s just my opinion.

  • DERP

    So who was it who said that they like this team?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Swisher was definitely safe at home on the Cano double

    • Hummingbird S.

      it’s the second time he fails to score on the bases..

  • your mom

    The way this team is playing I’d have to think we’re a a lock for the World Series. So clutch!

  • Jag

    This is just :( They have to plate some of these runners eventually, right?

  • Formerly the Blogger known as OLDMANALEX

    aright question. everyones saying if LA (hypothetically) can take on agon/beckett/crawford/punto…. lets try to trade Arod and Teix. But what I don’t understand is the fact that wouldn’t giving up Teix and Arod hurt the team more thank help. I think Boston is in a different stage in their baseball evolution and they need to perhaps rebuild. A case can be made that ARODS contract is horrible and we can replace him cheaper, but how about Teix.. we can’t get a better 1st baseman in all of baseball with his pedigree (power/production/character etc). I would hate to see either of these two in a waiver deal especially when we are trying to win championships year after year.

  • The Real Greg

    Don’t dwell in it, if you think its true. Just accept it and move on.

  • Matt

    I don’t get it. Kluber is not setting up his offspeed pitches with fastballs. He’s just throwing them 2 or 3 in a row in the same spot to the same hitter, and in terrible locations to boot. How can you not make the adjustment at this point?

    This team just absolutely refuses to take themselves off of the fastball. The guy isn’t even throwing it 94-95 anymore. More like 91-92 now that he’s focusing more on spots.

  • Hoss

    Yankees are not overly reliant on the homerun. They are, however, not adept at situational hitting and that is a big reason for their problems scoring runs. This has and will continue to hurt them.

    • The Real Greg

      That I do agree with. And well said too. To the point.

  • Hummingbird S.

    now it’s just a matter of time before CC gives up the lead and they lose this game 3-2 while having a late rally fall short

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

      Lottery numbers? Please?

    • The Real Greg

      Again, So?

  • Pat D

    Wow, there’s an anti-Obama documentary playing in theaters now? I had no idea. I’m sure it will have about as much actual impact as Fahrenheit 9/11 did.

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

      Hey, that movie had a huge impact on me: It made loose the little bit of respect I had for Michael Moore after Bowling for Colombine.

      • Pat D

        I found those two to actually be his weakest movies. His first two and last two were better.

  • DERP

    You really aren’t going to get a better match up than CC against this lefty loaded crap lineup and facing a crap pitcher. Just win.

  • Frank

    As poorly as this team has done this tear with RISP, this may be their worst display of scoring ineptitude.

  • Pat D

    And now Amukamara is being carted off. T-rific.

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

      Hooray. So open try outs for secondary for the Giants.

    • Reggie C.

      What channel are the G men on?

      • Pat D

        CBS.

  • Reggie C.

    CC isnt looking half bad in his return. Is there a 100 pitch cap on the big fella tonight?

  • DERP

    Jarrod Parker sucks.

  • Matt

    Amazing. 15 of their 19 losses in the second half have been by 3 or fewer runs. Games like tonight are a microcosm of how that has been happening so often.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh, and the Rays are back in front.

    Amazing that, with a runner on 2nd, they manage to get that run. A Tale of Two teams…

    • Get Phelps Up

      The Rays are actually worse than the Yankees with RISP.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Perception bias from the past week+.

        You should be well aware of this.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Yeah, I know. Just being the devil’s advocate.

  • Karl Krawfid

    How the hell do you not grab that?

  • Kramerica Industries

    …and now the bases are loaded.

    Come the fuck on, C.C.

  • Brian S.

    Come the fuck on CC.

  • DERP

    Score some fucking runs for fucks sake

  • your mom

    CC just wanted to face a lefty. Good job saving a few pitches.

  • DERP

    Now would be a good time for Chavez to break out of his mini slump.

  • Chilango

    What happened between the 2d and 5th? How did they tie it up?

  • tabbert

    Even when we were playing our best baseball this year, the pitching was dominant. People just elected to ignore that we were still struggling with RISP because we were winning just about every day out. I really think that we will start to enter a pretty nice groove soon and we will be back to beast mode when Andy returns. As much as this team frustrates me at times… Having CC, Kuroda, Pettitte, pitching for us in the playoffs makes me feel pretty damn confident. Oh… and that Alex Rodriguez guy could be pretty helpful.

    • Chilango

      True. When Andy, Mo and CC went down and the pen wasn’t perfect anymore, the RISPFAIL really showed.

  • jjyank

    Was on the phone with my dad the last half hour…Glad to see I didn’t miss much in the comments above.

    • Pat D

      You value family more than the Yankees?!?

      I demand proof of your Yankee fandom in the form of a long form fan club registration.

      • jjyank

        Haha I was watching the game, just not commenting. My dad was watching too, I eventually had to hang up because the MLB.TV delay I have was ruining the situation for me as he reacted to certain events.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          By my count this is the 2nd time you have admitted to watching but not commenting due to other activities. A true Yankee fan would multitask.

          • jjyank

            Forgive me Mo, for I have sinned!

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

            this.

            • jjyank

              Aw come on! What was the first time, anyway?

  • Matt

    The Great Tony Sipp

  • Reggie C.

    Hixon just got owned by Peppers.

  • DERP

    where is the pinch hitter?

  • DERP

    Well Chavez gave us a nice few weeks. Hurry back A-Rod.

    • Matt

      Umm, Chavez smoked that ball right at the center fielder. He has had little problem handling lefties at least at a respectable level lately. It’s just Girardi’s obsession with matchups.

  • Reggie C.

    Giants look terrible right now. Ugh. Get David Wilson the ball!

    • jjyank

      Isn’t it Brian Wilson? Oh wait, wrong Giants.

      I honestly pretend that the football season starts in November.

      • Chilango

        Doesn’t it?

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

          No, the football season begins the day after the Yankees last game every season.

    • tabbert

      played with the giants on the madden demo… Straight nasty. Nicks is a man child. Also loved controlling the D with Tuck, Pierre, and Usi. Too bad i wont be able to play with my Texans until tuesday!

  • Hummingbird S.

    ibanez hitting against a lefty… Girardi is definately insane

  • Pat D

    Scott Diamond got a six game suspension for throwing at Hamilton last night. Guess they felt it was head hunting.

  • Chilango

    Why is Ibañez batting?

    • Matt

      Because the Indians don’t have any other decent lefties in the bullpen, and you may need his bat later. Also, Jones has been absolutely terrible the last few weeks. Ibanez has at least been getting a few singles against lefties.

      • Chilango

        6th inning is too late for that kind of strategy. Go with Jones.

  • DERP

    Where are the pinch hitters this inning?

    • Tom

      This is the problem with so many platoons…. Girardi is afraid if he pinch hits now, he’ll have all his righties in and then be facing a righty late in the game.

      Platooning looks great on paper, but when you have a platoon heavy lineup you can really get exposed in the middle innings.

      You need both righites and lefties on the bench, unfortunately every game it’s primarily only righties or only lefties on the bench because of all the platoons.

  • Gene Okerlund

    Man, this is embarrassing. Hello, one-game wildcard playoff loss…if we’re lucky.

    The statheads and apologists named “Greg” might keep saying “There’s no such thing as choking, there’s no such thing as not being able to score runners in scoring position, all hits are the same and sometimes they just come at the right time and sometimes they don’t.” People who say these things obviously don’t have eyes. I have eyes and I have watched most of the Yankees games this season and it is obvious to anybody with eyes that the Yankees just can’t hit when they have lots of runners on base and just can’t ever score runners from second on a single because they’re old and slow and terrible on the basepaths. They also obviously just don’t care, just watch Granderson strike out again to go 3 for his last 80 million and walk off indifferently, or Cano hit in a double play and make no effort whatsoever to get to first in case of a bad throw. A sad team.

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

      one-game wildcard playoff loss…if we’re lucky

      HOORAY THIS IS BACK!

      • DERP

        How could you read the post without eyes? Did someone read it to you?

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

          I honestly didn’t read past that line.

    • Pat D

      Mean Gene, you better tell these people to shut up if they wanna hear what I got to say!

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      For those of us who don’t have eyes, as you do, can you please tell us how much worse the Yankees are this season hitting with RISP than hitting in general? I’m genuinely curious how much worse you think they’ve been.

      • Gene Okerlund

        I can’t give you a number — it’s not about numbers, it’s about watching the game day in and day out. Numbers are misleading, too, they score a lot of RISP when they’re already up by a lot and the other team has conceded…Cano, Granderson, and Swisher are especially good at this because they want to inflate their stats for favorable contracts without trying too hard and blowouts are the easiest time to do that.

        • http://twitter.com/stumpwoodley Bunt Gardner

          So, in other words, you don’t have a clue…

    • http://twitter.com/stumpwoodley Bunt Gardner

      New handles coming out of the woodwork tonight…hmmm.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another textbook inning from the greatest offense ever

  • Kramerica Industries

    This has all the makings of a frustrating loss, compounded by the current situation in Tampa.

    The Indians are fricken’ terrible. Beat their asses in, for God’s sake!

  • Dino Velvet

    a year ago today the Red Sox were being hailed as “The Greatest Team Evah Assembled”

    Titanic II

  • Brian S.

    Today fucking sucks.

  • Matt

    Ichiro is a terrible fit for this lineup. He is always looking to swing, even though his ability has declined to the point where he doesn’t do much damage when he does. He lets pitchers off the hook more often than not by popping out weakly in counts like 2-0, 3-1, etc. If he’s not going to be more patient, he should be on the bench.

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

      You coulda stopped at “Ichiro is terrible.”

      • jjyank

        Somewhere, Eddard cries.

      • Matt

        Ichiro might be OK on a team with really good pitching that relies on small ball to score in close games, but on a home run hitting team you need guys who are willing to take their walks. His style would have been a pretty bad fit except in those years in which he was hitting .350.

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

        He hasn’t been overtly awful. Not saying he’s been great, but he is hitting over .300 as a Yankee.

        • Matt

          And how many of those hits are infield singles? His at bats have been terrible.

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

            I could probably look that up somewhere…but I’m far to lazy. Like I said, he hasn’t been great, but he hasn’t been a complete waste. Could his AB’s be better? Yeah, probably. But strictly for his Defense I’m ok with him on the team.

      • Darren

        That’s a stretch. he’s been decent and exactly what we thought we were getting.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’m not gonna lie, I’ll be pretty impressed if the Yankees manage to lose this game.

  • DERP

    I hate giving innings away.

  • Pat D

    Once again I remember that people in Yahoo comments are the absolute dregs of the internet.

  • DERP

    Chris Davis three home runs.

    • Tom

      Have to wonder if that will get the same coverage as Beltre did on ESPN (with Boston down in the dumps, seems like Texas is ESPN’s new pet team)

  • Chilango

    Yanks better figure it out soon. This is pretty ugly.

  • your mom

    If Sipp is left in next inning, I’m calling Cano to hit a HR.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Here we go.

    Unreal.

  • Eddard

    They are going to lose this ballgame.

  • Karl Krawfid

    What the fuck was that Tex?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Teix needs to get that ball..

  • Chilango

    Here’s where the blog cop says baseball is all luck. Here’s where I say let CC earn his mega fucking paycheck

  • Kiko Jones

    Deja vu all over again: Yankees RISP fail against a pitcher who, for the most part, couldn’t find the strike zone with both hands and a flashlight. Ugh.

    Meanwhile, CC pointlessly pitches behind Asdrubal Cabrera in retaliation for Jeter getting involuntarily plunked—who overreacted, btw—and Cabrera then proceeds to homer on the next pitch, ending what was up until that point a perfect game. Ridiculous.

    That lone possession of 1st place streak seems to be coming to an end very soon.

  • JLC 776

    My complete overreaction – for the first moment this entire year, I’m now convinced we will not make the playoffs.

    • jjyank

      You’re right, a complete overreaction.

    • Chilango

      Maybe it’s better that way. Can you see Lowe, Rapada and Eppely getting rocked in the postseason? I can.

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

        Lowe and Eppley probably won’t even be on the postseason roster.

    • Kiko Jones

      Barring an epic collapse, the Yankees will make the playoffs. But it will be a one round adventure and out.

  • Anthony

    Alright CC, you’re alright.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Sabathia has done his part tonight.

    Time for the offense to do its.

    • your mom

      Hughes did his part the other night too, just saying.

  • DERP

    One fucking time please

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice job CC!

  • Karl Krawfid

    A-Rod needs to hurry the fuck up.

  • Chilango

    CC earns his mega fucking paycheck!

  • DERP

    Let’s score here, have CC throw two more and then let Soriano come in. I am not really feeling Robertson lately.

    • Kiko Jones

      Forget D-Rob—I haven’t been feeling the offense lately.

  • Pat D

    This day is getting exponentially shittier.

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

      The Giants look that bad? I honestly haven’t watched a minute of the preseason.

  • jjyank

    ‘Atta boy, CC.

  • DERP

    The Orioles PBP guy compared Chris Davis to Mike Schmidt.

  • your mom

    Nice to see we aren’t the only team who can’t get the runner in from third with only one out.

    • Matt

      Striking out against CC lefty on lefty in that spot is a bit more excusable than the other instances…

  • Eddard

    I trust the Captain to get us going this inning. It’s his time to show the writers why he is the MVP of the league.

  • DERP

    Derek Norris = GOD

  • Get Phelps Up

    Alright, we better get this run in.

  • DERP

    Let’s fucking go

  • The Real Greg

    If you are not hitting with RISP, play smallball.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Swisher is an awful bunter and one of the best hitters on the team now.

      • Get Phelps Up

        And he can do that!

        • The Real Greg

          Didn’t intend it, but the reverse jinx.

  • your mom

    More RISP opportunities! Yay!

    • your mom

      Success Yay!

  • Anthony

    No outs Jeter on second. Not too excited, sadly.

    • Anthony

      Nevermind, VERY EXCITED. Thanks Swish!

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

    Swish, pull the ball! If not for a base hit preferably on the ground.

  • Brian S.

    How much money will the Sox eat? O/U 100 mil? Also, fuck yeah Norris.

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

    GARBAGE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    SWISH! NO 19 FINALLT

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

      Hyper-active misuse of my T button.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Atta fuckin’ boy Swish!

  • Jack

    GT

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Garbage Time!!!

  • The Real Greg

    And as soon as I say it…

  • Eddard

    It’s about time someone hit a HR and it was the captain who got it all started.

  • OldYanksFan

    GARBAGETIME!!!!!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Swisher with the garbage time homer because it was determined 3 innings ago that we would lose this game.

    • jjyank

      THIS. THAT. +1

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Garbage Time is the Best Time.

  • Matt

    That counts as a base hit with RISP

  • DERP

    We are back! We are back! We are getting getting CC back!

  • Chilango

    SWISH!

  • Gene Okerlund

    By the way the color guy tonight is one of the most boring people I have ever listened to. He talks too much too. Paul & Coney should do color every night, Coney knows baseball and Paul isn’t very smart but he’s funny at least and has a cool accent, and they actually have chemistry instead of just interjecting incessantly to give excessive uninteresting “color”.

    • Pat D

      Not everyone can be Bobby Heenan.

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

      The guy is John “Flash” Flaherty. He is admittably very dull, but what can you do?

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

      Yeah…Flash isn’t great.

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

        I’m one for Singleton – O’Neill – Cone/Leiter/Curry as the permanent rotation and Bob Lorenz being backup PxP

    • Darren

      At least you’re not listening to John and Suzyn If this is what announcers were like in the 50′s the National Pastime would be water polo.

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

        Amen brother.

  • The Real Greg

    And now Hummingbird will slink away for the moment, unless he wants to be positive.

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

    I don’t think this gets mentioned enough… Nick Swisher is pretty fucking good at baseball.

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

      Nah, He’s not clutch, and strikes out too much. and his average is too low. and he has too much fun.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, he’s been on quite a tear for over a month now. It’s been real fun watching him.

    • Chilango

      He’s been awesome lately true enough but he still strikes out too much for the 2 hole. I hope he proves me wrong and hits .350/.400 with 10K the rest of the way.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        If he hits .350, do you really care how much he K’s?

  • DERP

    Need more runs

  • Brian S.

    Adam Rosales is garbage.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      He’s batting 9th for the A’s.
      He would kinda have to be garbage, at least at the plate.

  • Kramerica Industries

    A’s had a chance to take the lead, but much like the Yankees, couldn’t get the go-ahead run in from third, with one out.

    • Brian S.

      He was on third with 0 outs. Short flyball and two strikeouts.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Oakland should have pulled a Rays and tried a 2-strike squeeze play.

  • Brian S.

    Fuck you Crisp

  • DERP

    Athletics couldn’t get a runner in from third with no outs.

  • Eddard

    Oakland has tied it up 3-3. Would be nice if they could pull it out.

  • DERP

    Do the Indians have any more lefties in the bullpen who aren’t tied to certain innings?

  • Pat D

    Wow, I didn’t realize that some people would be proud to flaunt their racism on the internet.

    Silly me.

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

      Welcome to the internet. We are all terrible people.

      • Pat D

        Yep. The anonymity of the internet shows our true colors.

      • Pat D

        Just to clarify, I’m saying this in reference to the crap I’m reading in a Yahoo article right now, not anything said on this site.

    • Fitzy from South Boston

      I do it all the time!

  • Brian S.

    Are the Dodgers sure they don’t want Teixeira?

    • Get Phelps Up

      They should want A-Rod more.

      • Brian S.

        Yes

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The fucking sad part of this is that it shouldn’t be a joke but an actual argument if they want Crawford’s entire contract with his injury issues.

        • Brian S.

          I think the Sox will eat a bunch of cash. I could see the Dodgers taking all of Beckett and Gonzalez but not Crawford.

          • The Real Greg

            Agreed

            • Brian S.

              Will the deal get done tonight?

      • your mom

        I wonder what Cashman would do if he could unload Arod and Tex?

    • mike_h

      no they want this guy…cause we’ll you know he wants to beat the Yankees.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....age#t=109s

      ….suuure like that happened

  • jjyank

    I know I have the mlb.tv delay, but who else heard Duncan (or a fan, I dunno) yell ‘OH SHIT’ on his ground out? Hilarious.

    • The Real Greg

      I did.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I heard it too. Broadcasts inadvertently picking up players swearing never stops being funny.

      • jjyank

        The best of the year has the be the Little Munchkin in Boston swearing while the dugout was miked.

        • Get Phelps Up

          On ESPN too! That was priceless.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hate how they show that midges scene in every single game against the Indians.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Now his neck looks like a pack of hot dogs.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was good, CC.

  • DERP

    I am afraid that CC is done, which makes me really scared. More runs please.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      RoSo got it covered. It’s if they have to go to the pen before the eighth that I get scared.

      • DERP

        I’m not feeling Robertson lately.

  • Tom

    Strong outing by CC! Have to think his night is done coming off the injury.

    Hopefully he’ll feel fine tomorrow and that will be one less thing to be concerned about. Next up ARod and Pettitte.

  • jjyank

    Middling team or no, CC has come back strong. Great to see him shake the elbow problem and pitch like we know he can.

  • DERP

    Everyone has seen this, right? Great gif.

    http://cdn0.sbnation.com/impor.....medium.gif

    • Pat D

      Creepy.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Oh shit, I’m stealing this.

      Thanks!

  • DERP

    I don’t like this mini slump by Chavez.

  • Pat D

    Woo hoo! Blocked punt!!

  • The Real Greg

    Chavez has been cold ever since he got above .300

    • your mom

      Well, it’s kinda hard to stay above that. But yeah, he’s in a little slump.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I approve of Eli’s numbers tonight.

    Eli and CC: Those are the two guys I like.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Embedded Devil Ray Jonny Gomes to the rescue!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Jonny. fucking. Gomes.

    That is all.

  • DERP

    Is CC coming out?

  • The Real Greg

    A 2 run homer by Jonny Gomes has put the A’s in the lead 5-3

  • DERP

    Jonny Gomes GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD

  • Eddard

    Oakland up 5-3! Win this game!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Mets losing to Houston 3-1. For the record, I thought Francesa’s Mets rant was pretty contrived, but if they’re going to lose to Houston this weekend, I’m listening on Monday.

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

      I’ve quite enjoyed the Francesa rant. The unfortunate part is Cablevision blocked out WPIX 11 so I’m stuck missing it.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Eh, I could buy it.

      It’s hard to fake severe annoyance to a severe degree like that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    risk/reward on leaving CC in here doesn’t seem too favorable.

    • Tom

      Yeah a bit curious… have to think it is just for the one batter. Not sure if it is worth him cranking things up again (warmups are pitches too)

    • Chilango

      One hitter the lefty then DRob

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Standing Ovation.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I just gave CC a standing ovation from my living room. He was fantastic.

  • Dan in Athens

    Johnny Gomes!

  • Chilango

    CC’s back. Had all three pitches working. Nice.

    • Brian S.

      He has more than three pitches right?

      • Chilango

        well I meant fastball, change and slider. He has a of course the two seamer and four seamer

        • Brian S.

          He has a curveball too.

  • Darren

    Now THAT was pitching like an ace. I thought for sure CC was gonna give back the 2 runs after Swisher’s jack. Robertsonnie better hold them.

  • DERP

    Sorry I doubted Robertson. BTW, does anyone know if Erin has had the kid yet? I couldn’t tell from her twitter.

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

      I think I remember reading that she was due next Friday, so he’ll go on paternity leave for a few days. No big deal.

      • Brian S.

        Have you seen our bullpen? It’s a huge deal.

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

          Two games with CC and Kuroda starting isn’t the end of the world.

        • The Real Greg

          Well that Saturday is the first so callups will be made.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            I think they can callup a replacement for paternity leave anyways. I think it’s more the quality of who would take over DRob’s role that would be the issue.

          • Brian S.

            Who are they going to call up? Ryota Igarashi?

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              Nope. Cory Wade.

        • jjyank

          Meh, let the dude witness the birth of his child. Even if the Yankees lose a game because of it, I don’t care. I’m a human being, and a baseball fan second.

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

    Come on Rafael, that’s all we need. (Insurance helps too.)

  • Brian S.

    How does Robertson have a 2.36 ERA? I could have sworn he was getting lit up half his outings.

    • The Real Greg

      How are his inheirited runs?

    • Chilango

      He comes in with runners on base and THEN gets lit up. His SV/Op is 1/4

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        He’s allowed 5 inherited runners to score all year.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      37 of 44 have been scoreless

    • Chilango

      this year H/9 7.0 last year 5.4
      this year HR/9 .7 last year .1

      He was phenomenal last year…this year he’s actually human.

  • DERP

    Chris Davis up

  • DERP

    Rick Dempsey speaking of Chris Davis: as much or more power than Josh Hamilton.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Let’s go Garbage Time cycle.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That’s 3 HRs for Swish in YS. :(

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, if you just listened to the crowd you’d think this was at YSIII.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Santana-Brantley-Laporta

    Finish this one, Raffy. With a little luck, the Yankees will have a +1 night.

  • Brian S.

    Doolittle strikes out Pena. To the 9th in Tampa.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Inherited runs scored was a reliever stat that was being used a lot for a while which I really liked but then seemed to not be tracked in the box scores anymore for some reason the last couple years. I really hate seeing reliever ERA’s being quoted.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Yankee numbers are here if you’re interested.

      http://www.baseball-reference......r_pitching::16

      • RkyMtnYank

        Thanks, took my drunk ass a minute to focus on the chart but was surprised to see Robertson’s % so high.

  • DERP

    Plouffe breaks up the no hitter in Texas.

    • jjyank

      Plouffy, what are you doing in Texas? Your manager would surely be upset.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh jeez.

    Don’t make it any harder, Raffy.

  • Brian S.

    Leadoff runner nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Kramerica Industries

    Motherfucker, Raffy.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team man.

  • Eddard

    Don’t blow this, Soriano. We’re so close to gaining a game.

  • RkyMtnYank

    I got it, no, here you take it.. oh shit!!

  • Brian S.

    STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT

  • Widget

    Here comes the 3 run walk off. This game just has that feel.

  • The Real Greg

    Does Cano know how to dive?

  • Chilango

    Let’s see what Sori’s got. Shut em down Rafa

  • Erica

    MFIKY… go kill. GO KILL.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Good lord, are those midges swarming Soriano?

    • Erica

      Srsly though.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    wtf?

  • Erica

    I’m keeping my mouth shut. Shit.

  • Kramerica Industries

    There goes the double play, and now a fast guy at second.

    Unreal.

  • Cy Pettitte

    inevitable loss is inevitable.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, there’s one out.

  • Erica

    Yerrrrrrrr out!

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Everyone be cool. Kill them all, MFIKY.

  • Chilango

    We can get through this it’s the Indians right? Let’s go guys. UNTUCK.

  • Brian S.

    Lillibrige and Duncan are terrible. Go MFIKY

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

      I disapprove of bashing SMASH.

  • JLC 776

    John Wetteland on the mound? I can’t take this kind of stuff!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh fuck, and here come the Rays.

    5-4, runner on 2B, no out.

  • Brian S.

    And the Rays got their leadoff runner on. AHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Erica

    Eeep eep EPPPPP

    • Brian S.

      Eep?

      • Erica

        Can only squeak out random sounds

  • Brian S.

    That’s two. ONE MORE MFIKY

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

    So good of Sori to put runners on to extend the game till I got home. Now just finish it off buddy.

    • Erica

      NO

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

        No what?

        UNTUCK

  • Brian S.

    Duncan versus the Yankees, Balfour versus the Rays. WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?!?

    • Brian S.

      Nevermind it’s Kotchman.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Soriano’s not even close here.

  • Erica

    WHAT THE SHIT

  • Kramerica Industries

    God, walking the winning run is such a fucking dangerous thing to do.

  • Eddard

    And now Tampa cuts it to 5-4, runner on 2nd no outs. Jose Molina doubled! How lucky are they? Close this, Soriano.

    • The Real Greg

      It was Luke Scott who pinch hit for Molina

  • Brian S.

    HIT DONALD WITH YOUR DICK RAFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Brian S.

      Uh, Hanahan

  • Chilango

    0 – 2 put him away …

  • Kramerica Industries

    Bury a slider right here.

    No mercy.

  • Erica

    Win it win it pleasepleaseplease

  • Kramerica Industries

    God this non-putout pitch is annoying.

  • Brian S.

    A’s only need one more out

  • JLC 776

    Two outs in Tampa…. this is madness…

  • Kramerica Industries

    And HUGE FUCKING EXHALE.

    • CS Yankee

      No doubt!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Untuck!

  • The Real Greg

    IT IS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    GGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • Tom

      Do not bring that Hawk Harrelson shit here please.

      • The Real Greg

        Some people like Athenian and Hummingbird deserved it.

        • Tom

          But the rest of us don’t.

          Why don’t you take your own advice that you’ve been giving others and “move on”.

          • The Real Greg

            No because they ruin my experience here which is much more lasting than the outcome of a game.

  • Dan in Athens

    Huge win. Now Balfour get one more fucking out.

  • Eddard

    The emphatic untuck. I love it.

  • JLC 776

    …. switches to Tampa…

  • Kramerica Industries

    Vicious untuck from Raffy.

  • Athenian

    This team is in so much trouble. 3-1 win over a far inferior Indians team…Making it to the ALDS is the best this team can achieve right now.

    • Get Phelps Up

      This game only counts as half a win in the standings.

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

      So when we’re playing shitty teams it doesn’t count as a win and you can predict how far they are going to go if they don’t win by 10?

      • CS Yankee

        If they won tonight by 10 then they would of sweeped the WS…if they won by 9 though it would have been a 6 game series win. Just one run on August 24th against a so-so team, on the road can make that much of a difference.

    • Athenian

      Seriously people, how can you rationalize this as anything more than a win. A win that is hollow. It is not the 3-1 score but the number of missed opportunities against a pitcher who was below average. I mean c;mon we all can’t drink the happy juice and think the glass is half full. In fact, there is just precipitation running down the inside.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Hollow wins only count as half of a win in the standings. FACT.

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

        You’re the one that’s trying to rationalize this as something bigger than a win. “Making it to the ALDS is the best this team can achieve right now.” Based off of a 2 run win. This is nothing more or nothing less than a single win in the standings, which coupled by Tampa Bay losing extending our division lead. Be happy about how CC looked, be upset that we didn’t score more, at the end of the day we won. That is all that is important. Win games, and stay healthy.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Just another win. No big deal.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      (He said after unclenching his asshole.)

  • Jag

    Thank you for that win… let’s get a few more before we hit the AL East again please.

  • Athenian

    3 runs off a sub par pitching staff. Tampa is going to run the tables on this team.

    • DERP

      God shut the fuck off. We won, stop bitching.

      • DERP

        I meant shut the fuck up.

      • Athenian

        First it is shut the fuck up not off. Second, if you think this is bitching thin you are the type who would beat up a 5 yr old and then claim yourself king. Pathetic. You cannot be happy with this win, it exposes this team for all its weaknesses.

        Here is another thought, how about go out side and kick a poodle and then claim your dominance of the animal kingdom. Douche.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          ” it exposes this team for all its weaknesses”

          It exposes they are slumping right now. Slumping isn’t a weakness, it’s a slump.

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

          I love when somebody corrects another person’s spelling/grammar/misspoken words and then makes a mistake themselves. It has to be one of my top 5 things that happen on the internet.

    • CS Yankee

      Tampa looks good, but I like our chances once we get healthy.

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

      I wouldn’t worry about Tampa, they got one-hit by Luke Hochevar. They’re going nowhere.

      /Athenian logic

  • Chilango

    UNTUCK.

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

    UNTUCK!!!

    Ps. I cannot believe how many people are concerned about the Rays game whether we won or loss tonight we’d still be in first with over a month to go in the season. We can lose the divisonal lead and get it back 6 times before the season’s over.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Sure, but that Rays game does mean a lot. Probably something like a 3-5% swing in the chances of the Yankees winning the division.

  • Kramerica Industries

    A’s got a huge gift on a low, 2-1 strike call.

    But I’ll take it. One more strike, Grant.

  • Dan in Athens

    One more strike Grant

  • DERP

    jesus christ. nice win, but let’s just get an easy one tomorrow

  • Chilango

    Still need to turn this around. 3 runs off a AAA team. not good.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    3.5

  • Get Phelps Up

    A’s win!!!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    And the Yankees now lead the AL East by 3.5 games.

    Double exhale.

    Go A’s, and lets make it 4.5 tomorrow.

  • JLC 776

    Now it’s a good night!

  • Chilango

    TB loses! Finally.

  • Erica

    DON’T STUMBLE LIKE THAT OH GOD YAY WIN YAY

  • Brian S.

    Now Boston needs to eat all of Crawford’s contract and the night will be complete.

  • forensic

    Whew, that game had inevitable heartbreaking loss written all over it from the start.

    Nice to get the win, but it can’t really be taken as a good game, at least offensively, thanks to all the massive failures. They need to be better against a terrible team and bad pitcher.

    • The Real Greg

      You, Athenian and Hummingbird are on my police’s most wanted list.

      • forensic

        1. Like I give a shit? Get off your fucking high horse acting like everything should only go how you say.

        2. This is my second comment all night. I haven’t done anything here.

      • CS Yankee

        You have your own police force?

        Wow, that’s cool!

      • Anthony

        Greg, please stop. I’m pretty sure he appreciates the win, but he has a valid point. Way too many missed opportunities to score tonight. If we had played a better team we may not have taken the game. You have to get it through your head that not all criticism implies negativity. I’m pretty sure I saw you post once that this team isn’t going to make the WS. So it’s pretty hypocritical that your harping on others.

    • Adam

      Can’t believe comments have now descended to the point of people complaining from wins.

      • forensic

        I’m not complaining about the win. I’m complaining about the continued struggles in many offensive situations and poor road play, regardless of the win.

  • DERP

    CC allowed one run to this shitty team? That obviously means he would allow ten if we were facing Tampa. Not an ace, this team is doomed. /Athenian

  • Anthony

    A much needed win. Sori making it interesting but finished the job. That being said, I agree with some people here… should not have ended a 2-run game. 9 hits, 2 situations with bases loaded, and only 3 runs to show for it… offense NEEDS to wake up!

  • DERP

    How did CC look tonight? Did he look as good as his line indicated?

    • Anthony

      Yup. It was almost as if Kuroda was on the mound. Heh

  • The Real Greg

    Rule 1 in sports:

    Never bitch about a win

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      That’s not a rule. And they’re not bitching about the win, they’re bitching about stuff that happened during the win that concerns them going forward.

      That being said, I don’t see much in this game to be concerned about. CC was awesome. The offense didn’t get some timely hits, but that happens, and they scored 3 runs, which is fine. And the Yankees haven’t done particularly poorly overall with RISP this year.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Fuck the Dodgers.

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

      Trade went official?

      • Get Phelps Up

        No, but “The Dodgers are expected to pick up more than $260MM of the $271.5MM” per MLBTR.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          That is just insane if that is true.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            Right. What would the Dodgers be thinking. The Red Sox obviously don’t think these players are going to deliver $271M of value to them (otherwise they wouldn’t be looking to trade them), but somehow the Dodgers think they will? Plus prospects?

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

          How can the MLB just let shit like this happen. It’s the same thing that Toronto did with Rios a couple years ago only on a much grander scale.

          • forensic

            Rios was just a regular waiver claim and Toronto let him go. This is a trade basically erasing a ton of the Red Sox mistakes for no clear reason by the Dodgers. One above average player with disappearing power, a bad starting pitcher with fading velocity, and an outfielder who just had surgery yesterday, all while picking up a boatload of money and still sending prospects.

            Something seems fishy there.

        • forensic

          Yeah, I don’t understand what they’re trying to do. Take on the money and give up a bunch of prospects? None of this seems to make any sense.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Yeah, they seem to just want make insane blockbuster moves just for the heck of it. I’m too young to have experienced it, but it sounds alot like like what George was doing in the 80s.

        • DM

          Some rough math kinda the difference adds up to what they’re all owed for the rest of 2012. Maybe the Dodgers don’t pay for the rest of this season, but pick up the rest.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    What is it with wanting the Red Sox to be good? Fuck the rest of the MLB.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Crawford has Dodgers a part of no trade clause. There’s still hope.

    • forensic

      I think he’d waive it in a second to get the hell out of Boston.