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.

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704 Comments»

  1. AnthonyD says:

    [Ships ham sandwich to LA]

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

    [Looks over shoulder]

  2. Pat D says:

    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 says:

      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.

  3. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

          • 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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

              • JobaWockeeZ says:

                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 says:

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

  4. 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 says:

      Which is why the trade probably won’t happen.

    • AnthonyD says:

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

    • Laz says:

      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.

  5. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  6. Get Phelps Up says:

    AGon scratched. There’s your answer.

  7. Hummingbird S. says:

    on fire!

  8. matt says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      “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.

  9. AnthonyD says:

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

  10. Cy Pettitte says:

    I like playing the Indians.

  11. Hummingbird S. says:

    at least the offense looks good so far!

  12. jjyank says:

    Swish!

  13. Eddard says:

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

  14. jjyank says:

    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 says:

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

      • jjyank says:

        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.

  15. AnthonyD says:

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

  16. Chilango says:

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

  17. Hummingbird S. says:

    swung at ball 4.. unfortunate

  18. The Real Greg says:

    Chavez is cold right now

  19. Widget says:

    Ugly Chavez, just ugly.

    • Matt says:

      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. says:

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

        • Matt says:

          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.

  20. Eddard says:

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

  21. Hummingbird S. says:

    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 says:

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

    • jjyank says:

      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 says:

        Thank you.

      • Hummingbird S. says:

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

        • jjyank says:

          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.

  22. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    So glad Russ is betting 7th.

  23. The Real Greg says:

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

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

  25. Anthony says:

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

  26. Widget says:

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

  27. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  28. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  29. Matt says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

        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.

  30. Chilango says:

    Pretty standard Yankee first inning choke-aroo.

  31. Bubba says:

    Hooray for Black Hole Martin coming up small once again.

  32. The Real Greg says:

    And already the whining and negativity has begun

    • jjyank says:

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

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      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.

  33. Karl Krawfid says:

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

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

  35. Eddard says:

    CC’s back!

  36. jjyank says:

    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.

  37. Youguysaretools says:

    Cue making scrub look like cy young candidate

  38. Pat D says:

    Is this guy working for Skip Bayless or something?

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

  40. Hummingbird S. says:

    toss this motherfucker!!!

  41. Eddard says:

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

  42. Pat D says:

    Holy shit, he’s fucking livid.

  43. Widget says:

    Someone needs to go down hard. Please.

  44. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  45. Get Phelps Up says:

    Hit a homer Swish.

  46. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  47. Matty Ice says:

    Never seen Jeter that pissed.

  48. Hummingbird S. says:

    dont swing at garbage Robbie

  49. Chilango says:

    Time to do some damage Robbie…

  50. Pat D says:

    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.

  51. Eddard says:

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

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol this offense can’t be serious.

  53. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Un-fucking real.

  54. Hummingbird S. says:

    this offense is a fucking joke

  55. Kramerica Industries says:

    God, it’s like they never left Chicago.

    Get base runners.

    Don’t score them.

    Fucking eh.

  56. The Real Greg says:

    More bad luck. Cano had a good at bat

    • Hummingbird S. says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            And at that speed, you think he controls that?

            • Tom says:

              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?

        • Hummingbird S. says:

          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.

    • mt says:

      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.

  57. Pat D says:

    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.

  58. Jag says:

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

  59. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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.

  60. Youguysaretools says:

    Hahahaha

  61. Cuso says:

    Well that sucked

  62. The Real Greg says:

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

  63. Widget says:

    Hey Boston overpay for Cano and put him at first.

  64. Chilango says:

    Well, at least we’re playing the Indians.

  65. stuart a says:

    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……….

  66. Anthony says:

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

  67. Athenian says:

    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.

  68. Cuso says:

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

  69. Hummingbird S. says:

    7 baserunners in 2 innings and only 1 run.

  70. You Get The Horns says:

    Squanderific.

  71. Get Phelps Up says:

    I hope Beckett blocks the trade and fucks everything up.

  72. your mom says:

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

  73. Eddard says:

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

  74. RBC says:

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

  75. Chilango says:

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

  76. Kramerica Industries says:

    Wow.

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

  77. Eddard says:

    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.

  78. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          You can’t really be this dumb.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

          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 says:

          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.

      • “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 says:

          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 says:

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

  79. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    nice AB, Tex

  80. Widget says:

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

  81. Youguysaretools says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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.

  82. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        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 says:

          Mind blown!!!!!!!

        • jjyank says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

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

    • jjyank says:

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

    • 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.

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

    • Pat D says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

          +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.

  83. Get Phelps Up says:

    BREAKING: Rays allow a run.

  84. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  85. Pat D says:

    (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!!!!”

  86. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  87. Pat D says:

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

  88. Hummingbird S. says:

    typical yankees offense..

  89. Eddard says:

    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.

  90. The Real Greg says:

    How many pitches is Sabathia on for again?

  91. Pat D says:

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

  92. Cy Pettitte says:

    throw out this offensive blueprint already.

  93. Matt says:

    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.

  94. Tom says:

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

  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    great job CC. you really showed them.

  96. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  97. Kramerica Industries says:

    And that’s retribution for cheap shit.

    Motherfuckers.

  98. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking stupid man.

  99. Anthony says:

    …….

  100. Widget says:

    game over.

  101. Matt says:

    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.

  102. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  103. Eddard says:

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

  104. stuart a says:

    tue game clowns. our offense is friggin inept…

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

  105. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  106. stuart a says:

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

  107. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Score some fucking runs please.

  108. Cuso says:

    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.

  109. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  110. Brian S. says:

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

  111. Kramerica Industries says:

    Freaking Cano can’t catch a break right now.

    Back to back games with just-misses.

  112. Youguysaretools says:

    Now let’s scooooooooooore

  113. your mom says:

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

  114. Eddard says:

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

  115. Kramerica Industries says:

    Motherfucker.

  116. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    for fuck’s sake

  117. Pat D says:

    Jesus Jumping Christ, Teix.

  118. The Real Greg says:

    Got a helpful call there.

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

  120. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hanging slider. Just take it for a strike!

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    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?

  122. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    fucking pathetic

  123. This team…you cant make this shit up.

  124. Anthony says:

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

  125. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  126. Pat D says:

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

  127. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  128. forensic says:

    Just wow at this ‘offense’.

  129. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  130. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  131. DERP says:

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

  132. Cuso says:

    Swisher was definitely safe at home on the Cano double

  133. your mom says:

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

  134. Jag says:

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

  135. Formerly the Blogger known as OLDMANALEX says:

    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.

  136. The Real Greg says:

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

  137. Matt says:

    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.

  138. Hoss says:

    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.

  139. Hummingbird S. says:

    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

  140. Pat D says:

    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.

  141. DERP says:

    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.

  142. Frank says:

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

  143. Pat D says:

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

  144. Reggie C. says:

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

  145. DERP says:

    Jarrod Parker sucks.

  146. Matt says:

    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.

  147. Kramerica Industries says:

    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…

  148. Karl Krawfid says:

    How the hell do you not grab that?

  149. Kramerica Industries says:

    …and now the bases are loaded.

    Come the fuck on, C.C.

  150. Brian S. says:

    Come the fuck on CC.

  151. DERP says:

    Score some fucking runs for fucks sake

  152. your mom says:

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

  153. DERP says:

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

  154. Chilango says:

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

  155. tabbert says:

    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.

  156. jjyank says:

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

  157. Matt says:

    The Great Tony Sipp

  158. Reggie C. says:

    Hixon just got owned by Peppers.

  159. DERP says:

    where is the pinch hitter?

  160. DERP says:

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

    • Matt says:

      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.

  161. Reggie C. says:

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

  162. Hummingbird S. says:

    ibanez hitting against a lefty… Girardi is definately insane

  163. Pat D says:

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

  164. Chilango says:

    Why is Ibañez batting?

    • Matt says:

      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.

  165. DERP says:

    Where are the pinch hitters this inning?

    • Tom says:

      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.

  166. Gene Okerlund says:

    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.

  167. Hummingbird S. says:

    another textbook inning from the greatest offense ever

  168. Kramerica Industries says:

    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!

  169. Dino Velvet says:

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

    Titanic II

  170. Brian S. says:

    Today fucking sucks.

  171. Matt says:

    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.

  172. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  173. DERP says:

    I hate giving innings away.

  174. Pat D says:

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

  175. DERP says:

    Chris Davis three home runs.

    • Tom says:

      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)

  176. Chilango says:

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

  177. your mom says:

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

  178. Kramerica Industries says:

    Here we go.

    Unreal.

  179. Eddard says:

    They are going to lose this ballgame.

  180. Karl Krawfid says:

    What the fuck was that Tex?

  181. Hummingbird S. says:

    Teix needs to get that ball..

  182. Chilango says:

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

  183. Kiko Jones says:

    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.

  184. JLC 776 says:

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

  185. Anthony says:

    Alright CC, you’re alright.

  186. Kramerica Industries says:

    Sabathia has done his part tonight.

    Time for the offense to do its.

  187. DERP says:

    One fucking time please

  188. Get Phelps Up says:

    Nice job CC!

  189. Karl Krawfid says:

    A-Rod needs to hurry the fuck up.

  190. Chilango says:

    CC earns his mega fucking paycheck!

  191. DERP says:

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

  192. Pat D says:

    This day is getting exponentially shittier.

  193. jjyank says:

    ‘Atta boy, CC.

  194. DERP says:

    The Orioles PBP guy compared Chris Davis to Mike Schmidt.

  195. your mom says:

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

  196. Eddard says:

    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.

  197. DERP says:

    Derek Norris = GOD

  198. Get Phelps Up says:

    Alright, we better get this run in.

  199. DERP says:

    Let’s fucking go

  200. The Real Greg says:

    If you are not hitting with RISP, play smallball.

  201. your mom says:

    More RISP opportunities! Yay!

  202. Anthony says:

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

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

  204. Brian S. says:

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

  205. SWISH! NO 19 FINALLT

  206. Kramerica Industries says:

    Atta fuckin’ boy Swish!

  207. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Garbage Time!!!

  208. The Real Greg says:

    And as soon as I say it…

  209. Eddard says:

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

  210. OldYanksFan says:

    GARBAGETIME!!!!!!!!

  211. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  212. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Garbage Time is the Best Time.

  213. Matt says:

    That counts as a base hit with RISP

  214. DERP says:

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

  215. Chilango says:

    SWISH!

  216. Gene Okerlund says:

    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”.

  217. The Real Greg says:

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

  218. Stratman9652 says:

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

  219. DERP says:

    Need more runs

  220. Brian S. says:

    Adam Rosales is garbage.

  221. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  222. Brian S. says:

    Fuck you Crisp

  223. DERP says:

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

  224. Eddard says:

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

  225. DERP says:

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

  226. Pat D says:

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

    Silly me.

  227. Brian S. says:

    Are the Dodgers sure they don’t want Teixeira?

  228. jjyank says:

    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.

  229. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  230. Karl Krawfid says:

    Now his neck looks like a pack of hot dogs.

  231. Get Phelps Up says:

    That was good, CC.

  232. DERP says:

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

  233. Tom says:

    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.

  234. jjyank says:

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

  235. DERP says:

    Everyone has seen this, right? Great gif.

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

  236. DERP says:

    I don’t like this mini slump by Chavez.

  237. Pat D says:

    Woo hoo! Blocked punt!!

  238. The Real Greg says:

    Chavez has been cold ever since he got above .300

  239. Hall and Nokes says:

    I approve of Eli’s numbers tonight.

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

  240. Kramerica Industries says:

    Embedded Devil Ray Jonny Gomes to the rescue!

  241. Get Phelps Up says:

    Jonny. fucking. Gomes.

    That is all.

  242. DERP says:

    Is CC coming out?

  243. The Real Greg says:

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

  244. DERP says:

    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

  245. Eddard says:

    Oakland up 5-3! Win this game!

  246. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  247. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  248. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Standing Ovation.

  249. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  250. Dan in Athens says:

    Johnny Gomes!

  251. Chilango says:

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

  252. Darren says:

    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.

  253. DERP says:

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

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

  255. Brian S. says:

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

  256. DERP says:

    Chris Davis up

  257. DERP says:

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

  258. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Let’s go Garbage Time cycle.

  259. Get Phelps Up says:

    That’s 3 HRs for Swish in YS. :(

  260. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  261. Kramerica Industries says:

    Santana-Brantley-Laporta

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

  262. Brian S. says:

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

  263. RkyMtnYank says:

    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.

  264. DERP says:

    Plouffe breaks up the no hitter in Texas.

  265. Kramerica Industries says:

    Oh jeez.

    Don’t make it any harder, Raffy.

  266. Brian S. says:

    Leadoff runner nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  267. Kramerica Industries says:

    Motherfucker, Raffy.

  268. Karl Krawfid says:

    This team man.

  269. Eddard says:

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

  270. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  271. Brian S. says:

    STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT

  272. Widget says:

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

  273. The Real Greg says:

    Does Cano know how to dive?

  274. Chilango says:

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

  275. Erica says:

    MFIKY… go kill. GO KILL.

  276. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Good lord, are those midges swarming Soriano?

  277. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    wtf?

  278. Erica says:

    I’m keeping my mouth shut. Shit.

  279. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Unreal.

  280. Cy Pettitte says:

    inevitable loss is inevitable.

  281. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, there’s one out.

  282. Erica says:

    Yerrrrrrrr out!

  283. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Everyone be cool. Kill them all, MFIKY.

  284. Chilango says:

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

  285. Brian S. says:

    Lillibrige and Duncan are terrible. Go MFIKY

  286. JLC 776 says:

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

  287. Kramerica Industries says:

    Oh fuck, and here come the Rays.

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

  288. Brian S. says:

    And the Rays got their leadoff runner on. AHHHHHHHHHHH

  289. Erica says:

    Eeep eep EPPPPP

  290. Brian S. says:

    That’s two. ONE MORE MFIKY

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

  292. Brian S. says:

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

  293. Kramerica Industries says:

    Soriano’s not even close here.

  294. Erica says:

    WHAT THE SHIT

  295. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  296. Eddard says:

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

  297. Brian S. says:

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

  298. Chilango says:

    0 – 2 put him away …

  299. Kramerica Industries says:

    Bury a slider right here.

    No mercy.

  300. Erica says:

    Win it win it pleasepleaseplease

  301. Kramerica Industries says:

    God this non-putout pitch is annoying.

  302. Brian S. says:

    A’s only need one more out

  303. JLC 776 says:

    Two outs in Tampa…. this is madness…

  304. Kramerica Industries says:

    And HUGE FUCKING EXHALE.

  305. Get Phelps Up says:

    Untuck!

  306. The Real Greg says:

    IT IS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    GGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  307. Dan in Athens says:

    Huge win. Now Balfour get one more fucking out.

  308. Eddard says:

    The emphatic untuck. I love it.

  309. JLC 776 says:

    …. switches to Tampa…

  310. Kramerica Industries says:

    Vicious untuck from Raffy.

  311. Athenian says:

    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 says:

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

    • 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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • 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.

  312. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Just another win. No big deal.

  313. Jag says:

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

  314. Athenian says:

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

  315. Chilango says:

    UNTUCK.

  316. 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 says:

      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.

  317. Kramerica Industries says:

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

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

  318. Dan in Athens says:

    One more strike Grant

  319. DERP says:

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

  320. Chilango says:

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

  321. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    3.5

  322. Get Phelps Up says:

    A’s win!!!!!!!

  323. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Double exhale.

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

  324. JLC 776 says:

    Now it’s a good night!

  325. Chilango says:

    TB loses! Finally.

  326. Erica says:

    DON’T STUMBLE LIKE THAT OH GOD YAY WIN YAY

  327. Brian S. says:

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

  328. forensic says:

    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 says:

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

      • forensic says:

        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 says:

        You have your own police force?

        Wow, that’s cool!

      • Anthony says:

        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 says:

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

      • forensic says:

        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.

  329. DERP says:

    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

  330. Anthony says:

    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!

  331. DERP says:

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

  332. The Real Greg says:

    Rule 1 in sports:

    Never bitch about a win

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      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.

  333. Get Phelps Up says:

    Fuck the Dodgers.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

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

        • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

          That is just insane if that is true.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

            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?

        • 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 says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

          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.

  334. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  335. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

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