Game 128: Home Sweet Home

Robertson will be uniform tonight following birth of his son
Feliciano throws scoreless inning in latest rehab appearance
(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Although the Yankees wrapped up the six-game road trip with a win yesterday, I’m glad that run through middle America is over with. It was an ugly trip and I hope getting back to the Bronx will help get some of the bats going. Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher can’t do it all. Here’s the starting lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
DH Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Eric Chavezstarting four straight games in the field for the first time in a long, long time
C Russell Martin
LF Raul Ibanez
RF Ichiro Suzuki

RHP David Phelps

It was raining quite heavily earlier this morning in New York, but things have cleared up and they shouldn’t have any trouble getting tonight’s game in. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Steve Pearce Update: The recently-acquired Pearce won’t report to the team until tomorrow, so that’s when the 25-man roster move will be made. I full expect Phelps to be optioned to Triple-A after tonight’s game since they won’t need a fifth starter for a while thanks to Thursday’s off-day.

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Robertson will be uniform tonight following birth of his son
Feliciano throws scoreless inning in latest rehab appearance
  • jjyank

    Rough day at the office today, could really use a Yankee win tonight.

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

      Same here dude, I haven’t been having a great couple days. Btw, did you ever get around to seeing Warrior?

      • jjyank

        I didn’t, no. It’s on my list though.

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

          I consider every moment you spend having not seen this movie a waste of time. I don’t care if you’re bringing peace to the Middle East. The only reasonable reason to have not seen it is you have been watching the Yankees and Giants continuously.

          • jjyank

            Haha. Well it’s been pretty much work, Yankee game, sleep. Rinse, repeat. I’ll get around to it.

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

              I hear you, I have the benefit of having a job with an incredible amount of down time, and untethered internet access.

              • jjyank

                I usually have a decent amount of downtime, though very much tethered internet access. Though this week is nuts, my supervisor is on vacation, so it’s all hands on deck.

  • RetroRob

    Sam Pearce may not be at tonight’s game, but D-Rob will.

  • RetroRob

    How is it that during all the joking around about future HOFer Casey Kelly that I never knew he was the son of the Yankees Pat Kelly.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Time for some good old fashioned sweepage.

    And hope the Rangers have a solid series as well. Won’t be easy for them tonight, facing David Price.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    Anything less than a sweep would be a huge disappointment. They should be able to clean up against these guys.

    • Bunt Gardner

      Just wait until Sam Pearce is in the lineup.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      A little ambitious. Even if the Yankees have an 80% chance of winning each game (which is almost never the case in baseball), the probability of a sweep is still only around 50%. It’s almost never the case that you should expect a team to sweep another, even if that other team is terrible.

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

        I demand a much more reasonable 2 of 3, hoping for a sweep. A sweep is not far out of the question at all though.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Al Leiter in the booth.

    It’s been a while.

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

    So, this may be pointless, but who is my Tumblr follower from here?

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

    I’m not on Tumblr, but I would like to thank you for the Scarlett Johansson photo.

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

      Oops, that was a reply to Tom Marvolo Riddle.

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

      It changed my day from shitty to beautiful in a matter of seconds.

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

        I must agree. Nice surprise.

      • jjyank

        What picture is this?

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

          It’s on the second or 3rd page of my blog, but the link I just posted to it got taken down.

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

    Robinson like hitting at YS3.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    He’s heating up! What a shot! Not even Michael Kay could misjudge that one.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    TooManyHomers

  • Cy Pettitte

    that swing….my god.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that swing….my god.

    • jjyank

      Prettiest swing I’ve seen since Griffey Jr. A-Rod is up there too when he gets a hold of one.

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

        I never considered Griffey’s swing pretty. Sure it was nice to look at but I always considered it vicious.

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

            I loved it to but it was so lightning quick it was almost like watching a Mike Tyson knock out punch. Robby’s and Alex’s have a fluidity to them. Griffey was just a lightening bolt through the zone.

            • jjyank

              But it was smooth quick, I thought. I always thought it was beautiful.

              If I hadn’t grown up when the Yankees had guys like Bernie, Mo, Pettitte, Jeter, Griffey might have been my favorite player, Yankee fan be damned. He was a blast to watch.

  • Chilango

    Down and in, adios. 1-0

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

      Even when Robbie’s ice cold, you cannot throw it there. He will hit it, and it will go far.

  • jjyank

    Robbie out of his slump? Hope so.

  • jjyank

    Thank you, good sir. I hate Derek Jeter for banging her before me :P

    • jjyank

      Plouffy, that was in regards to the Johansson picture. Looks like that wasn’t safe for RAB, either. But I saw it.

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

        Haha, yeah. Sorry Mike.

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

    Phelpsy :(

    • bobtaco

      Doing his Hughes/Nova impression…

  • Chilango

    Phelps is missing his spots…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Lots of pitches in the middle so far.

  • Hummingbird S.

    how did we score? how did they score?

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

      Solo shots from Cano and Lind(?)

      • Hummingbird S.

        Lind? Really? lol

  • stuart a

    cano first rbi in 13 games, no parade for him yet…….

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      when’s the parade for you …..

    • jjyank

      Ike?

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

      Shouldn’t you and Mick Taylor be playing checkers?

  • Tom

    Hit and run with Martin?

  • Hummingbird S.

    ibanez is atrocious right now, spring training like

    • your mom

      When’s the last time he had a meaningful hit?

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

      Yeah, he’s been useful so far but it’s starting to wain a little bit.

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

        If/when A-Rod comes back, Chavez can start stealing some of those DH starts.

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

          That’ll help out a lot…both to keep Chavez’s bat in the line up but not have to put him in the field as often. Has he started dry swinging yet?

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

            Yep. He and Pettitte are seeing the doctor tonight to know if they can take the next step and get on a mound/taking batting practice.

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

              Cool I could’ve sworn I heard Suzyn say he was still to sore to pic up a bat late last week. Hopefully good news from the doc’s tonight and we can maybe get him in a rehab game before the minors season ends. Can he play in their playoff games?

  • stuart a

    ibanez needs a day off. we can get the great complete player andruw jones in the lineup tommorrow. he is a pleasure to watch. just looking to make contact, not trying to hit home runs, the yankee way….

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      seriously ….when is your parade….

  • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

    Just got back from a 90 minute massage (a real one, although I can now see the “happy ending” jokes coming from a mile away.) I broke out in laughter at the thought of “Sam Pearce” at least twice. Why do I find this so funny?

    How’s Phelpsy? 22 pitches through two, but a run on the board.

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

      Off an on…decent amount of K’s already but also a lot of hard hit balls.

    • Jack

      A mile away? Don’t give yourself too much credit.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I think I’m in the minority here in that I always look forward to Phelps starts. Not because I’m expecting greatness, but because I’m hoping that he can continue to churn out good starts with great peripherals. If he continues to, we can start to imagine him being a bonus reliable starter next year, which would be huge.

    Plus he looks like Mussina, how can you not be excited for a Mussina start?

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

      I look forward to them with a certain level of nervousness, because I want him to keep up how good he’s been, but since he’s a rookie with a “meh” scouting report I’m constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    • Erica

      I’m with you — Phelps starts always seem to be a little more exciting. He’s determined, he’s got what it takes and he’s not Ivan Nova.

      (Ugh, I miss Mussina too.)

    • Chilango

      I also like watching him. He’s developing into a solid pitcher- and is proving the scouts wrong.

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

        2011 Ivan Nova agrees.

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

          This right here is why I was arguing so strongly with fin about giving up Phelps for Choo.

  • Erica

    Good LAWD, Phelps is so GOOD. Sosososo GOOD.

    I missed Al in the booth. Now we just need Coney.

    ALSO: who here Tweets as @Clay_Bellinger?

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

      I think somebody who goes by the same name here, the name looks familiar.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Ahhh, yeah, they followed me on the Twitters before… figured it was one of you clowns, haha.

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

          Lol, I have a mystery follower on Tumblr. I messaged them when they followed me “you’re from RAB, aren’t you?” Cause their blog was a lot of baseball and Yankee related stuff. They said yes, but didn’t tell me who they where.

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            That’s creepy. It’s probably Greg.

            • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

              It must be TSJC.

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

                That would make me really happy. He was one of the commenters I looked up to before I really started posting hear and just kind of lurked during game threads and in the comment section.

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                Ohhh! He had the best things to say on here. Where did he go?

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

              Meh, Tumblr is very anonymous. That’s one of the great things about it.

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

            I’m the mystery follower. For some reason it sent the message before I could finish. I really can’t seem to figure out tumblr.

            No idea about the Clay Bellinger guy though, although I do recall it being the link in someones handle just can’t remember who.

        • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

          Watch out for that one guy who thinks he’s “great.”

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s three of the last four batters hitting into outs on the 1st pitch.

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

    Just the way Suzyn says “Justin Hermano” I immediately think of Gob from Arrested development saying “Hermano” in that voice.

  • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

    I smell like Eucalyptus Oil.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    CHAVEZ. You… you flawless man, you.

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

      Chavez or Swisher: whose hotter, and why. Go.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Eric Chavez, by a MILE. I don’t have to explain why… look at that face. And the rest of him. Apologies to my extremely dashing boyfriend.

        Swish is the frat bro you’d grab a beer with during Happy Hour and drunkenly walk to get nachos when the night is over, or something.

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

          Lol, that answers our question on Who is Hotter JJ.

          • jjyank

            My opinion wouldn’t matter anyway.

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            Was there a debate?

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

              Haha, a week a go (when both were red hot) I asked after both had gotten hits: Who is hotter Swish or Chavez. JJ quibbed that only you or Betty could answer such a question. I commented that I thought the were both attractive gentleman, but we should ask you to be sure.

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                Hahahaha. YES! Now, if Andy was included in this debate… well, he’d be the surefire winner every. single. time.

    • jjyank

      Anti-FIP.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Adoration of extremely good-looking baseball players is always allowed, FIP or no FIP!

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

        Just as is adoration of incredibly attractive Scarlett Johanssons is allowed too

        • jjyank

          Touche.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Hows about some offense now?

  • Pat D

    I know I’m late on this, and I’m posting it here so it gets seen, but I just remember who must be happiest about the Pearce acquisition.

    That’s right, Duh Innings!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Now they just need to trade Tex to make room.

      • Pat D

        Maybe the Dodgers would claim…ah, shit, too late.

        • Jack

          Tex can play third again, right?

    • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

      He wanted Sam too?

      • Pat D

        No, he just insisted the Pearce would outperform Teixeira.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it’s time for the offense to do something

    • Hummingbird S.

      ROBBIE!!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Robbie is listening.

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

    I hate when Robbie’s slumping. =P

  • Cy Pettitte

    he’s back!

  • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

    Dontchamuthafuckingknow!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    TOO many home runs, Robbie.

    !!!

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    LOL!

  • your mom

    Cano likes Hendo.

  • Chilango

    Keep pitching Robbie in and that’s what you get

  • RetroRob

    YS cheapie…thank Mo.

  • Hummingbird S.

    great, another injury

  • jjyank

    ROBBIE: Slump busted.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    What’s wrong with Tex?

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    That doesn’t look good for Teix. Hopefully Sam Pearce is in uniform.

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

    What exactly happened to Tex?

    • Hummingbird S.

      something in his calf, hopefully just cramps..

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

        Cool, hopefully just a charlie-horse.

        • Sam “Charley Horse” Pearce

          Hello.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            What is “Stairs” Cabral up to these days?

  • Hummingbird S.

    grandy needs to stop swinging at that pitch down and away, way out of the strikezone

    • Pat D

      He’s become Posada-like, only Posada couldn’t lay off the down and in breaking ball.

  • RetroRob

    I gather there will be a rehab assignment for A-Rod.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Chav!

  • Chilango

    Chavez goes the other way. Nice AB

    • RetroRob

      Seems like he’s been going more the other way this year than last, although haven’t checked to see if that’s true.

      • Chilango

        He used to be dead pull I think.

  • RetroRob

    He did not look good runing there.

    • RetroRob

      Running.

      Seemed to get worse as he rounded third.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    WHY IS TEX RUNNING LIKE THAT WHAT IS WRONG

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice for Russ, but that does not look good on Teix.. he’s in pain

  • Robinson Tilapia aka Melky’s Webmaster

    That run home did not look like fun for Tex there.

    • Tom

      Sam Pearce can not get here soon enough :-)

  • Kramerica Industries

    There’s been a lot of physical contact with the baseball tonight.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    Alvarez might be dead by the time he leaves the game.

  • your mom

    Yay Russ!

  • your mom

    Man on third, one out…….

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Really hope for a cramp there for sure.

  • pistol pete

    They better lock up Cano this winter, if he hits free agency next year the Dodgers will gobble him up, Mattingly loves him. If the Yankees give him 5 or 6 yrs at 22 to 25m he might take it now. God only knows what Boras will get the Dodgers to pay for him after next year. If you want to know the market for superstars consider the Dodogers picked up disasterous contracts on Beckett and Crawford to get Gonzalez at 6 yrs and $21m and gave up 2 top prospects. Cano’s as good a hitter as Gonzalez, fields better, slugs better and runs better.

    • RetroRob

      I suppose the good news here is by locking up so much money in all these deals, and with more yet to be locked up with Kershaw, they will have less payroll flexibility.

    • Teddy KGB

      Pay the man (Swisher) his money….

  • RetroRob

    Really be surprised if Tex comes back out. Even if it’s not major, they’ll be cautious.

  • RetroRob

    Early adolescence, the steroids of the Little League World Series.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s about as good as you can expect from ibanez against a lefty

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    “Squib”

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

      Squib- A person born to a wizarding family who does not show any magical abilities. Usually shunned by the family and pushed into the muggle world were they are forced to intigrate. Nicer families will modify the squib’s memory so that they do not remember the wizarding world.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Is this a Harry Potter reference?

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

          Absolutely. I may or may not be re-reading the series because I wasn’t enjoying The Picture of Dorian Grey. The characters were a little full of themselves for my taste, and it was hard to like them because of it.

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            Ahhhhhhhh. Well. There ARE other books besides HP!

            I am reading “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” now and it’s devilishly excellent.

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

              Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? would one have to read Pride and Prejudice to understand it? because it sounds awesome if the answer is no.

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                Not at all. Those Jane Austen books are so painfully boring. THIS? This has illustrations of gory zombie attacks.

                READ IT.

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

                  You make it really hard to not FIP you again. but I’ll totally check it out lol sounds great.

                  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                    Har har

          • Pat D

            Just go watch the 1945 film version of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

            You’ll still not like the characters, but you’ll get to see the picture, and George Sanders is his usual awesome self in it.

  • Mike N

    Just got home. What the fuck happened to Teix’s leg???

  • Chilango

    What’s up with Tex? A cramp or a pulled calf or something? Did they say?

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

    Tex :( I hope he’s ok…this season has been ridiculous for injuries.

  • Mike N

    They just showed the swing when it happened, and that they have no idea what is wrong.

  • RetroRob

    What the F happened to Casey MceGgheeheee? I know he hasn’t done much, but he’s also had few ABs. Ibanez in against lefties? Now Chavez moves to first?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      The lefty didn’t start.

      • RetroRob

        Yup. Thanks. Realized that after I hit send.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jose Bautista looked to be innocuous as well.

    Weird things happen in these Jays/Yankees games at the Stadium.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Phelps, shutdown inning please. Stop walking crappy hitters

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    God dammit.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Oh, not cool!

  • jjyank

    God damn it. My parents have a nasty habit of calling me when I’m supposed to be watching the game :P How did it get from 1-1 to 4-1?

    • Mike N

      WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    Is that Nova out there? Better get Lowe warming.

  • Cy Pettitte

    walking Kelly Johnson and giving up a HR to Torrrealba is fucking terrible.

  • pistol pete

    Nervous about Tex, can’t lose his bat or glove, hope ARod isn’t far behind.

  • Mike N

    oy

  • RetroRob

    Get Nova up.

    j/k

    Actually, I guess now it’s “get Lowe up.”

    • jjyank

      Get Phelps Up should change his handle!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, that didn’t take long.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it will be really tough to beat the Rays with only 2 dependable SP’s. A walk to Kelly Johnson and a HR to Torrealba, simply pathetic.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Better pitchers have given up home runs to worse hitters.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Do you really trust Hughes, Phelps and Freddy?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Trust them with what? Babysitting? Pitching shutouts every time? My wallet?

          • Hummingbird S.

            lol.. funny guy

            • Robinson Tilapia

              There was a bit of truth behind my question, though. You actually were using “trust” in a very broad sense. Impossible to truly answer.

    • RetroRob

      Yup, those Rays, four games behind the Yankees, playing .550 ball this year and .560 last year.

      Break up the Rays.

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

      David Price gave up a HR to Brandon Hicks. Guess Price is no ace.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Roy Halladay once gave up a home run to my right ass cheek.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Impressive. Can your right ass cheek catch by any chance?

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

          Can your right ass cheek play a few games in LF?

  • your mom

    puke.

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

    sad. panda.

  • Jonathan

    Damn there isn’t much more frustrating than giving runs right back twice.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Derrek Holland is fricken’ terrible.

  • your mom

    Phelps is kinda HR prone huh?

  • Youguysaretools

    Walks scrub, home run to scrub.

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

    Haha, it’s incredible how quickly this board will turn on a pitcher. Simply incredible.

    • jjyank

      Yep. We bitch about Sterling often enough, but I think there are several posters that need to be strapped into a chair and have them listen to a loop of him saying “YCPB, Suzyn”.

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

        GET NOVA OUT OF THE ROTATION!!! PUT PHELPS IN!!!!

        PHELPS GAVE UP A HOMER!!!!!!!! GET LOWE IN!!!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          YOU CAN’T TRUST ANY OF THEM!

          AND CC’S NOT AN ACE!
          OH YEAH…..KURODA ISN’T EITHER!

          LOOK, THERE’S A PARADE!

          *whips out penis*

          • jjyank

            *slashes penis off with a dull knife*

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

              Jeez…I link a pic w/ a little bit of nipple and it gets taken down.

              you guys are talking about whipping out and cutting off peni and nothing =P

              • jjyank

                A picture is worth a thousand words, my friend.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Pretty sure that would violate the Geneva Conventions.

    • Youguysaretools

      Didn’t turn on him, just spoke truth. This board doesn’t like that much. Actually really like phelps, but it’s concerning when you can’t get shut down innings against the soft part of an order on a team like the jays.

      • RkyMtnYank

        You didn’t speak the truth, you took one small thing and blew it all out proportion with an overly negative attitude!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Like I said, better pitchers have given up home runs to worse hitters.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Right, a rookie pitcher gave up a 2run homer by throwing fastballs with a lead, what an idiot. Of course, he has already been pegged as 2011-Nova so certainly in 2013 he will be even worse. Where do the Yankees find these guys!

    • RetroRob

      It’s not really the board. It’s four or five lame posters who never should have adopted baseball as one of their favorite sports.

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

        I know, most of us are level headed, intelligent posters…but these guys just drag us down.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Aw, did anyone else see Phelps say, “dammit” as he walked off?

    C’mon offense.

    • your mom

      Yeah, I’m sure he’s not too pleased giving up a HR to a guy named Yorvit.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    It’s awesome to see my 5 year old son become more and more of a Yankee fan as the season has gone on.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Aww! Who is his favorite player?

      • VT Yankee Fan

        He’s crazy for Jeter but he likes Ichiro now too.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I CAN’T WAIT!

          Right now, my son’s favorite Yankee is Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba.

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

            Yo Gabba Gabba is better than The Fresh Beat Band. Do everything in your power to keep that away from your son for your own sanity.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              He gets one episode of the Gabba a day, unlimited IPad time, and gets to watch the Yankees with me on day games. That’s it for TV for now.

              The Jack Black episode of Yo Gabba Gabba is one of the greatest things ever created.

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

                IMO my niece watches far to much TV…probably a couple hours a day. and I agree. The Jack Black episode was very enjoyable.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Eh. I’m not anti-TV in the least. I just want him to do other things, enjoy the outside, etc. I also don’t want him wearing glasses in the third grade like his daddy did.

                  • jjyank

                    I got glasses in 6th grade…and pretended to be sick every day until they let me wear contacts (which they did, after 3 days).

          • jjyank

            Who do you think it will be, eventually? It’s an interesting thought, I think. I had Jeter, Pettitte, and Bernie to choose from, and Posada too a couple years later. I chose Bernie (correctly, IMO), but the this Yankee team doesn’t really have that young core to grow up with yet. Maybe Mason Williams or Gary Sanchez will end up being your son’s idol, that would be cool.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Could be!

              Mine was always Donnie Baseball.

              • jjyank

                Good choice. For me, I think the choice narrowed to Jeter and Bernie. Bernie had those awesome commercials with him playing guitar and O’Neil on the drums in the clubhouse, and that put him on another level of cool in my book. I love Andy, he is still my favorite pitcher of all time, but I wanted an every day player as my favorite player.

                When your son picks one, let us know!

            • VT Yankee Fan

              Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry and Mickey Rivers for me. Damn I’m old.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                That just means about four or five more years than me. Guidry was #2 or #3 for me for sure, and I did love Nettles.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Two excellent players to root for! :)

          Has he gone to any games? I love seeing the little kids bopping around the Stadium with their big gloves, hoping to catch a foul ball.

          • VT Yankee Fan

            He loves going to the minor league games here in VT. I haven’t brought him to the stadium yet.

            • RetroRob

              I’d imagine that’s heavy Red Sox territory.

              • jjyank

                It is, I went to undergrad there.

              • VT Yankee Fan

                About 70-30 Boston fans.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Keep Swish.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Yes. This. YES.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    GARBAGE TIIIIIIME

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

    Wow. Swish is some level of EN FUEGO right now.

  • RetroRob

    Swish! Practicing his Fenway swing.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Garbage Time is the Best Time.

    • jjyank

      +1

  • your mom

    Wow, Swish is hot.

  • Dela G

    SWISHA!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ….and the Red Sox takes a two-run lead on a home run by Swisher.

  • your mom

    Laffable.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    LOL at the slow mo of that guy. He almost had it.

  • Youguysaretools

    Garbage time

  • Need Pitching & Hitting
  • Mike N

    YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    boy, swisher is ON FIRE.

  • your mom

    David Price having a bad inning.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      The guy gives up 3 runs but he is still at only 20 pitches through 2 innings. Weird.

  • pistol pete

    Swisher’s on fire, love him in the 2 hole and Cao 3. Cano should have been in the 3 hole all year and for the next 5 yrs.

  • Youguysaretools

    What happened to Tex?

    • RetroRob

      He somehow bruised his shin while batting, without getting hit by anything, as far as I could tell.

      • RetroRob

        Nope, it seems to be the calf.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Yeah, you work that work, Chavy. You. Work. It.

  • pistol pete

    Swisher’s on fire, love him in the 2 hole and Cano 3. Cano should have been in the 3 hole all year and for the next 5 yrs.

  • Mike N

    Some of these muu-muu type short-sleeve jackets that coaches wear in the dugout make them look like they just escaped from the loony bin.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    wtp

  • RetroRob

    Weird. A bruised shin for Tex, yet did he get hit with the ball or the bat?

    • RetroRob

      Ahh, maybe that was the other guy. Seems to be a calf, which is concerning.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        strained calf, MRI later

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

    …the babip Gods really have it in for Martin this season. His average might be terrible, but I feel like for at least the last week he’s hit at least one ball right on the screws every game.

    • Pat D

      Entering tonight he had a .206 BABIP overall, and a .183 home BABIP.

      He’s not hitting ‘em where they ain’t, that’s for sure.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Shutdown inning please.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      and Thank You.

  • your mom

    I guess 2 hits is too much to ask for from Martin?

  • Tom

    Attempt at shut down inning.. take 3…

    Put up a zero here Phelpsy!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I just bought this: http://media.80stees.com/image.....ckpack.jpg

    As if my professors at med school didn’t take me seriously enough already…

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      HAHAHAHAH! That is JUST wonderful.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Congrats I now follow you on Twitter. Entertain me.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Half the Tweets are ramblings/bitching about commuting. ENJOY!

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Half my Tweets are assassination ideas for Greg. Just kidding…not real…no, just kidding.

            • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

              Well now I HAVE to follow you.

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

      Just think, it was someones job to come up with that idea. Way too cool though.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Now I’m following you too.

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

          Keep your expectations low lol.

    • Mike N

      Awesome!

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

      i love it.

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

      Love it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nice start for Beckett back in the NL. 1st batter, Tyler, Colvin, hits a HR.

    • Pat D

      I tried to post a YouTube link of Salacious Crumb laughing, but it isn’t appearing for me.

    • jjyank

      I don’t care that he’s a Dodger now, I still hate him. I hope he gets destroyed.

      • Pat D

        Agree. Back on July 4th we had a BBQ at my uncle’s house. We had baseball on and Beckett was mentioned. My other uncle, who is a Mets fan, made a comment about hating Beckett. I chimed in that I did as well. My uncle, knowing that I’m a Yankees fan and always looking for reasons to hate on the Yankees, said I only hated him because he was a Red Sox player. I had to remind him that I’ve hated him since the 2003 World Series.

        Long story short, my uncle is a hypocritical idiot when it comes to baseball and I’ll always despise Mr. Chin Pubes.

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

          Pat, you’re Mr. Movie. Please tell me you’ve experienced the awesomeness that is Warrior.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Phelps. SO GOOD.

  • The Real Greg

    SO I just got here.

    Looks like Phelps has pitched okay.

    Tex with a strained calf? Luckily we just got Steve Pearce, so we can use him there for a bit.

    • Mike N

      I was at the Mets-Astros game on Friday, and Pearce made an amazing throw from right field to second base for a put out on the batter.

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

    batter to batter with Phelps in the 7th, if I was manager.

    • Chilango

      He definitely starts the 7th.

  • Tom

    Nice job Phelps.

    While not the best of offenses 6IP/3ER so far is pretty reasonable; let’s see how long Joe leaves him in (have to think he’s in until at least someone reaches)

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Sierra’s dive was like… slow-motion in real time.

  • RetroRob

    Well that was comical.

    Rasmus needs to remember he’s the CFer.

  • RetroRob

    Why is Pat Kelly at the Yankee game when his son Casey is making his MLB debut tonight?

    • RetroRob

      Okay, so I went a just googled this since MLBN reported Casey Kelly was the son of former Yankee Pat Kelly. They were wrong. Casey is the son of Pat Kelly, a former (barely) MLB player with the Toronto Blue Jays.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Late to the party. How has Phelpsy looked?

    • Chilango

      Made two mistakes but looked OK otherwise.

    • RetroRob

      Horrible. He had the nerve to give up an opposite field, two-run HR to the short porch in right.

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

        I hope he gets DFA’d right after the game.

        • RetroRob

          DFA’d, along with Cano and 3/4 of the first-place Yankees.

  • Kramerica Industries

    David Price is getting tagged tonight.

    Wow.

    • The Real Greg

      5 ER in 2 innings so far.

    • Chilango

      Price is hittable, The Yankees knocked him around in May I think when CC beat him.

  • Anthony

    We’ve really been beating up the jays tonight… and I don’t mean just runs. Damn. This is probably the last game I can watch without multitasking with classwork… :(

    • jjyank

      I actually tried to schedule classes early so I would be free for Yankee games at night back when I was in school. I was still an RAB lurker then, though. You’ll figure it out :D

      • Anthony

        Haha nice, I definitely would do the same if I could. Frigin CUNYs schedule all their classes at night. I have physics 7pm – 8pm 3x a week. I might just skip lecture in all honesty, I’m one of those that can just learn from the text anyway.

        • jjyank

          I had that problem in grad school…all the classes were at night. I had to suffer MLB At Bat during class, John and Suzyn on the ride home, and coule finally watch by the 5th-6th inning or so.

          • Anthony

            Oh wow, that’s brutal. I don’t think there’s anything more heart-wrenching than “in play, run(s)” when the other teams at bat.

            • jjyank

              True that. It’s all good now, though. I get home from work just in time for first pitch.

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

      I remember during the 09 ALDS against the Angels, I got caught up watching a game at the student center and wound up staying all the way through a class. after the class ended the professor was walking through the student center. I hid so quick, layed on the floor under the seats people had set up.

      • Chilango

        I AM a professor and I have cancelled classes to watch Yankee games. Mostly in the postseason and when we play the Suxies

        • RetroRob

          Now that’s the kind of professor we all want.

          Did you tell your students why, or just cancelled the class?

        • Anthony

          Haha that’s great! A teacher in my high school is a big Red Sox fan. After the WS win in ’09 my US History teacher made the class shred up paper for confetti and we paraded around his room in the middle of his lesson. Good times.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          What do you teach? What level?

      • jjyank

        I was gone for that weekend, it was my cousin’s wedding. I kept sneaking back upstairs to watch the game, my mom was so pissed at first. But then she realized that her brother, my brother, my uncle, and like 5 other people were doing the same thing, she let it go :P

      • Anthony

        Shit must have been terrifying. You make it out unscathed? Last year I was watching open day on my laptop in class with a friend. After an hour our teacher realized what we were doing…. and all she did was ask the score. Wasn’t upset or anything. Pretty funny.

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

          Haha, I’m thinking you’re a freshman? Maybe a sophmore? Professors really don’t give a shit once class is over. In retrospect, I totally overreacted, he might have shot me a dirty look, but he was totally the type of professor to be like “it’s your money you’re wasting on an F if you don’t show up.”

          • Anthony

            Pretty close – just started junior year. I definitely would have done the same though.

            • jjyank

              Ahh junior year. Best year of my life, enjoy it bro.

              • Anthony

                thanks man!

  • Mike N

    Phelps can go 100 pitches, right?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Sometimes I tell people that Steve Delabar is my older brother and nobody has the balls to call me out.

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

    Phelps is working on a very Hughesian line. A couple homers, nothing else and 8Ks and pitch into the 7th? I’ll take that from a mid-back end starter every time.

    • Anthony

      I was thinking the same!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Phelps was awesome tonight, and anyone who says less is a h8er.

    • Hummingbird S.

      the 7:1 K/BB was awesome indeed, but the 2 HRs were not. It was an adequate start against a triple-A lineup. He has room to improve and should have a nice future (if not with the Yankees, with someone else)

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Taking him out because he gave up a ground ball?

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

      He’s still young…you don’t want it to snowball on him, use your match up guys to get the two outs then go to the big arms.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        I’d be fine with it if the match up guys were actually pitching well lately. I have more confidence in Phelps here than Eppley.

  • Mike N

    Nice job by Phelps!

  • pistol pete

    Phelps did a good job, now it’s the pens turn.

  • Mike N

    Not feeling great about Eppley in there…

    • The Real Greg

      Why?

      • Mike N

        Because he stinks.

        • Hummingbird S.

          that’s a great reason as he does stink

        • Youguysaretools

          Sorry negative comments not allowed

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Eppley’s last 13 appearances: 9 IP, 17H, 3BB, 6.00 ERA. Opponents hitting 415/455/488

  • Mike N

    How the fuck is Flaherty saying that Eppley has “done a good job out there” when opposing batters are hitting .290 against him???

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yeah but think of the other 71% of the time when hitters make outs against Eppley.

      • Mike N

        It literally sounds like he’s trying to puff him up from the booth.

    • Chilango

      Eppley sucks. And so does Rapada. Throw in Lowe and you have a big bullpen issue going forward.

  • Tom

    Quick hook at 88 pitches…

  • Chilango

    Aside for the hiccup in the 5th, Phelps was sharp

  • Tom

    Yeah didn’t want Phelps pitching against the right handed #8 and #9 batters.

    • The Real Greg

      Stop it please.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        No room for rational thought in a game thread?

      • Tom

        You stop it… I mentioned above (before any of this happened), that it was a quick hook.

        It’s the damn 8 and 9 hitter, the starter is at 88 pitches and he is in the classic guy on 1st, 1 out “jam” (with a 3 run lead)… let the starters work; it’s not like he was struggling.

      • The Troll

        Greg . . . do your mom a favor and STFU.

  • Athenian

    Might be to early but I would take Phelps over Hughhes

  • your mom

    Baltimore about to blow the game wide open.

    Damn it Eppley!

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

    Anyone else think Phelps and Nova are kind of interchangeable? I know Nova has the seniority but is there any real reason to hand him the job back when Phelps can do just as good if not better?

    • Mike N

      As of right this moment, I prefer Phelps.

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

    I still don’t like that Torriabla(sp?)’s entire run is charged to Phelps. It really should be half and half in my opinion.

    • Mike N

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hecheverria = Bizarro Ciriaco

  • Gene Okerlund

    Bringing in Eppley did not work. I am shocked. If by “shocked”, you mean “completely and totally unsurprised, in fact I dreaded exactly this”. Phelps was a little shaky, but I would have preferred to see him stay in, especially given how bad EpplePada have been of late.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Well lemme tell ya somethin, Mean Gene!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        WHATCHA GONNA DO, BRUTHA?!?!

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    Well, regardless of how bad Eppley is we’ve gotten to the 8th with the lead. David Robertson is pitching for his new baby and Soriano has been lights out so I feel pretty good about getting the W.

    • Mike N

      True dat!

    • RetroRob

      I know, shocking. And the team has made it almost to September in first place in the AL East, despite the non-stop failure of the team according to some of the RAB GMs.

  • Chilango

    Joe pulled Phelps too soon. Can’t figure out why. Must be a binder thing.

    • The Real Greg

      He was going batter to batter with him as some people suggested he would.

      • The Troll

        Penguins fly like laboratory mice.

  • Youguysaretools

    Calf strain? How long will Tex be out?

    • Chicken Little

      Next April.

  • The Real Greg

    who soid the Orioles were going to blow it open? They only scored 1 run.

    • Tom

      Stop It.

      • The Real Greg

        I’m bringing some truth up in here.

        • your mom

          That was me. Well thank God we’re not the only team who have RISP fail. They had the bases loaded, no outs and got one run in.

        • The Troll

          Guano tastes like frozen seaweed.

        • The Troll

          Guano tastes like frozen seaweed.

    • The Troll

      Antiques Roadshow is on PBS.

  • Hummingbird S.

    contusion has to be better than strain, right?

    • Mike N

      I think so. Contusion is a bruise.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        yes is it a contusion or a strain?

        • Hummingbird S.

          Kay said contusion now.. updated.

  • Mike N

    Texas has a lead. I still don’t believe Baltimore is for real, and I am only 10% as worried about them as I am about Tampa.

    • The Real Greg

      Not anymore. Tampa tied it up in the 5th

      • The Troll

        The Sperm Whale is filled with eggs.

      • Mike N

        Crap. C’mon, Texas!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Am I the last one to start following Eric on Twitter?

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Erica*

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Nevarrrrrrr.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          Hah!

    • jjyank

      Well I don’t have a twitter, and probably never will. So…no?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Was I first to follow her, though?

        I have a Twitter account, but I never really update it. I’m not funny or interesting enough to have something different to say on both FB and Twitter.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          I use it to follow others and stay updated. It’s a good place to be when news is breaking if you aren’t near a TV. I tried to espouse wisdom for about a day or two and now just Tweet at people or follow along.

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

          Twitter is kind of an enigma like that. There is no reason to tweet if you don’t have followers, yet to get followers you have to tweet stuff that interests them enough to follow you. Maybe I’m missing the point or something. I just use it as kind of a read only thing.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Pretty much.

            I did have a period where I was trying to get my tweets on the bottom chyron of “The Ed Show,” and I have tweeted Kay and LeGreca a couple of times to call them morons.

            • Mike N

              I have tried to read it once in a while, but what I can’t figure out is that it all is just people responding to shit that other people said, but you can’t see what they are responding to unless you click on some other shit, and it’s like a never ending trail of gibberish.

            • Paul VuvuZuvella

              “Ed Show” Like minded cool. I actually have a tough time paying attention to Baseball as Politics takes the headlines next couple of weeks. Happens every 4 years for me.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Always remember to not hyperventilate after the VP and convention bump.

                • Paul VuvuZuvella

                  With you brutter.

      • TomH

        Good man.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Twitter is very good for breaking news during moments where not even the regular internet updates soon enough.

          It was FASCINATING during the height of OWS.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seriously, Derrek Holland is fricken terrible.

    • RetroRob

      …especially when outside of Longoria it’s a basically a AAA line-up, or does that designation only work when the Yankees face teams?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Derek Holland is better than CC.

  • Youguysaretools

    Texas pitching horrible

  • Mike N

    Kid looks fucking big for a newborn!

  • RetroRob

    So his wife is in NY, I’m guessing.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    D-Rob on the mound. Wow. Do it for the little D-Rob tonight.

    I’m glad he got to be there for the birth of his son, and I hope there’s plenty of support for Mrs. D-Rob while he’s back with the team.

    No worries. The end of the season coincides perfectly with the height of newborn grumpiness.

    • The Real Greg

      I just love the fact that you say “Mrs. D-Rob”

      • The Troll

        Kim Kardashian has a beautiful soul.

  • jjyank

    Congrats to D-Rob! His boy looks great. Hopefully he can throw a good curveball too!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Throw the damn curve jesus. A good one.

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

    Let’s face it folks, the only reason D-Rob showed up tonight was to avoid changing diapers for a few hours.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Raise your hand if you know what a newborn’s first shit looks like.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        About to find out in 3 weeks. Don’t spoil the surprise.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It gets better.

          Then you hit solid food around six months and your kid’s shit will smell like CC Sabathia’s.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Congratulations are in order as well.

            • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

              Thanks! And I will relay the Sabathia comment to my wife.

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

            The real question is, how do you know what CC’s shit smells like?

            • Robinson Tilapia

              General assumption as to 6’8″ 300 pounders.

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

                Bet ya it smells like 160 million bucks.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Indeed.

      • RetroRob

        It’s been a few years, but let’s just say that it took quite some time before I could order verde salsa.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Talking about the first one? That’s just bizarre. As it was the first diaper I’d ever changed, I had to be reassured the rest wouldn’t be like that. It was like Marmite.

          • RetroRob

            No. There are various stages early on (well, obviously you know that!), and I do for some reason remember green salsa stage.

  • Anthony

    Nice job, D-Rob.

  • flamingo

    I was about to comment that DRob seems to be striking out fewer batters lately when boom, he ends the top of the eighth with a strikeout.

  • Mike N

    Damn, these Toronto pitchers are getting fucking shelled.

  • Hummingbird S.

    poor Jays’ pitchers..

  • RetroRob

    Can’t believe the Toronto batters haven’t retaliated by hitting non-stop line drives directly at Yankee pitchers.

  • The Real Greg

    Damn there are hits everywhere in this Rays Rangers game.

    • The Troll

      Apples are poisonous to midgets.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Adrian Beltre a single away from the Cycle.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I mean triple sorry.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Half assed apology.

  • The Troll

    Why is Andruw still getting playing time?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Because Andruw’s mom will beat Girardi up.

      • The Troll

        It’s gran’mama that you’ve got to worry about.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what I’d like to know.

      By the way, pears can cause blindness in tall people.

      • The Troll

        Cinderella caught syphilis from her Fairy Godmother.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So what’s tonight’s Greg meme?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I don’t think there is one for tonight. Fortunately for us, we have like a billion others to choose from.

      • Mike N

        These threads are so much more placid when the Yanks take an early lead and never lose it.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          These threads are so much more placid flaccid when the Yanks take an early lead and never lose it. lolololololololol im so funny. But yeah you’re right.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The Troll is doing something, with Greg joining in. I don’t get it.

        • The Real Greg

          He’s following all of my comments with a weird factoid like…

          • The Troll

            Lindsay Lohan is talented.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Oh Lindsay. I loved you so once upon a time. I still even take a look when I come across a topless pic.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Nothing like a good Smiths lyric.

    • Gene Okerlund

      Don’t be so negative — it’s bad luck and gives you less control over your BABIP.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      YEAH where IS Greg?

    • Tom

      Way too good of an 0-2 pitch there. (Not a bad pitch, but he should have buried that slider in the dirt)

  • Mike N

    MFIKY!

  • Cy Pettitte

    my god, the Orioles are annoying. how are they winning with all these scrubs in the line up and such a mediocre rotation.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      This is insulting to Flanny.

      • Cy Pettitte

        still less insulting to Flanny than the Orioles average attendance.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          NICE, haha.

    • RetroRob

      I have to say, this is only going to further Buck Showalter’s reputation, because I can’t figure out how they’re doing it. It’s the baseball version of the Miracle of Fatima.

  • Adam

    Sori has been cranking it consistently with a few extra mphs the last few weeks…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m 3/4 untucked already.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      TUCK IT BACK IN

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Under Colby’s helmet, that deplorable hair-don’t exists. Eugh eugh eugh.

  • Anthony

    No f*cking way……………….

  • Mike N

    AUUUGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fuck

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh fuck me sideways.

    Unreal.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That was my fault. Motherfucker.

  • Hummingbird S.

    heartbreaking..

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    lol gtfo sori

  • Karl Krawfid

    LMao!!!

  • Adam

    Meh. I really wish he would just stay with the heaters sometimes.

  • RetroRob

    Uggh. Right before that pitch, I was thinking how Soriano had ceased being fly-ball scary pitcher, and then felt very uncomfortable right before that pitch.

  • Chilango

    F U C K

  • Youguysaretools

    Awesome

  • Gene Okerlund

    “Now the Jays are down to their final strike.”

    I hate when Kay says this. “Final out” at least sort of makes sense — even if the guy gets a hit, they’re still on their final out. But “final strike” is dumb. If the guy gets a hit/gets on, then they suddenly have three more strikes. And if it’s 0-2, the pitcher probably is not throwing a strike, so there’s a good chance we’ll get ball, foul ball, ball, foul ball, etc, etc.

    AND WHAT THREE RUN HOMER I HATE THIS TEAM.

    • Gene Okerlund

      I don’t know why Phelps wasn’t still pitching there. He would have handled this no problem.

  • dontchaknow

    idk why but my heart just sunk.. wtf man

  • Kramerica Industries

    This game should already be on ice.

    For fuck’s sake. Soriano’s been playing with fire a lot lately, and it finally caught up to him.

  • Tom

    The 0-2 pitch to Davis… too good of a pitch (obviously the Rasmus pitch was terrible, but he never should have even batted)

  • Karl Krawfid

    Come on Greg. Spin that please.

    • The Real Greg

      He blew it. No doubt about it.

    • Tom

      Well at least that run Eppley let in is not looming large…

      (PS – Greg this is not a “FALLACY” as I’m not saying they would have won, before you make that mistake…. again….)

  • Anthony

    That ball was legitimately CRUSHED. Godamn!! And I was just about to comment, Sori has really made things interesting his last few appearances

  • Hummingbird S.

    at least we have our 3 best hitters due up in the bottom of the 9th… this will be a pathetic loss if confirmed

    • The Troll

      I haven’t been paying much attention but isn’t the Yankees’ record when trailing after 8 something like 0 – 46?

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    Soriano you bum! How could they lose this. Now, instead of gaining a game we’ll lose one. Unbelievable.

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

      How?

  • Pat D

    This about sums it up for me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgttPt_1IG0

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      I got a good chuckle.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    GODDDDDDDDDDDddamnnniiiitttttttt

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    We might look back on tonight and say, that’s when things turned. That’s when we let the division title slip through our fingers.

    • Pat D

      Oh for the love of…

    • The Real Greg

      If the Rays lose, it doesn’t have that impact.

      • Tom

        Eppley here?

        Oh wait….

    • Adam

      Or we will forget about a random game against the Blue Jays in the end of August amongst the 162.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Are you trying to say we have to get DeWayne Wise to bunt again?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If only my friend Sam were here.

  • Gene Okerlund

    I hope this isn’t overly too melodramatic (I concede that it’s overly dramatic, or too dramatic, just not that it’s overly too dramatic or too overly dramatic) — on that pitch, the Yankees lost the World Series.

    • Pat D

      Go back to interviewing the Hulkster, then.

    • Mike N

      Dunno about “melodramatic”, but it is certainly absurd.

  • Mike N

    I am ashamed of Yankee fans in the Stadium actually booing Soriano. That is so stupid and ignorant.

    • Adam

      Seriously, I really hate Yankee fans at times.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Which ones, the ones rich enough to afford the empty La-Z-Boyz behind home plate that are always half empty?

  • Kramerica Industries

    So Nate McLouth, of all people, turns around the O’s game from a likely L to a likely W, and minutes later, Rajai Davis and Colby Rasmus turn a likely Yankee W into a likely L.

    Fuck.

  • Hummingbird S.

    let’s hope the offense puts up a fight…

  • Cy Pettitte

    2nd half Yankees just keep finding ways to lose games. RISP fail, bullepn implosions, etc.

    • Bobby Banana

      This is why I have no confidence in them going down this stretch into the playoffs. There are too many things wrong with this team.

  • stuart a

    toronto just did what the yanks have not done once the whole season. comeback in the 9th inning.

    UNBELEIVABLE.

    fuckin joke….no tack on runs, every game is close.. BOOM…

  • Bobby Banana

    This team needs to catch fucking breaks for once. Sheesh. This last month is going to be tough if we keep losing these precious games we should be winning. The bottom two thirds of the lineup have been brutual.

  • Matt

    Soriano is an idiot, and that’s the bottom line.

    He is throwing 93-94 mph with cut, and he routinely gets beaten on his slider. He has hung a ton of sliders lately, and is lucky he only blew one save because the pitch he made to LaPorta yesterday was even worse. The only reason that stayed in the park was that LaPorta is a terrible hitter.

    He needs to be pitching inside on lefty hitters to set up that slider, yet he only throws pitches away. It’s not a shock that one of them finally noticed and leaned out over the plate.

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

      Yes, because retiring every batter he ever faces is reasonable.

      • Matt

        That’s ridiculous. Soriano has given up 7 baserunners in his last 3 outings, and was lucky to not give up a 2-run bomb yesterday to blow the save. He has pitched terribly and gotten lucky.

        A hanging slider is much easier to hit than a poorly located fastball. In that situation, they are going to beat you with an extra base hit, not a single. Soriano’s fastball induces weak contact because of its cut.

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

          No, calling Soriano an idiot because you don’t agree with his pitch selection is ridiculous.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeter is the fucking man!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter = god. thank you.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Anyone else think that was a routine grounder to short before the HR?

    • Hall and Nokes

      Okay, me shut up now.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME DEREK

  • Hummingbird S.

    CAPPPPPPTAIN!!!!!

  • Youguysaretools

    On fucking fire

  • Adam

    Hell’s to the mutha effin yeah!

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    SHE’S GONE! TAKE THAT STUART!!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “We might look back on tonight and say, that’s when things turned. That’s when we let the division title slip through our fingers.”

      Who said that again?

    • Pat D

      You’re one to talk, Mr. They Just Lost The Division.

  • Anthony

    Oh my god. What a game. I can’t even describe my admiration for this man.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Janks got this.

  • The Real Greg

    Jeter saved the day.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Captain Amazing comes through!!!

    End this bitch now please.

  • RetroRob

    Yeah, really. He just blew that save, but expecting 100% success rate is nonsense.

  • Pat D

    Too bad all the bridge jumpers have already jumped.

    • Adam

      They are too busy touching themselves at the thought of the Yanks losing a tough game.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Some of those reactions surprised me. I must say.

  • Mike N

    JEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chilango

    Oh Captain my Captain

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Damn You Chilango!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So which one of you negative ninnies is going to go fuck themselves first?

    THA CAPTAIN!!!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Oh captain, my captain.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Top of the order.

    Win it here. No extras.

  • Darren

    WOW! I’ve gotten so used to Sterling’s calls that I wait until about 15 seconds after “it is gone” before I go crazy.

    JETER METER!!!

  • Dela G

    i love you jeter

  • Rich in NJ

    Called it. ;)

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn NIck, that was THE pitch to hit

  • Nathan

    JETER!

  • Hummingbird S.

    awful awful awful AB… he was trying to be a hero and hit the HR.

  • Youguysaretools

    Number 3 for Cano right here

  • Mike N

    WIN THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bobby Banana

    Please send everyone home Cano.

  • Adam

    PS…too many homers.

  • The Troll

    Jeter doesn’t like seeing his team behave so pathetically. At least Jeter fights ’til the end . . .

  • Youguysaretools

    Baltisnore wins

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Argh Cano.

    I totally jinxed Swisher. I said Swish would hit the walk-off homer… aaaaand that didn’t happen.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      At least you didn’t jinx the entire game like I did. I should never forgive myself for that.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        You realize what has to happen to you now, right?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You know I never, EVER do that, right? The one time I do it, look what happens. Never again.

      • Gene Okerlund

        You didn’t just jinx the game, you pretty much took the division (and the playoffs and world series) away from the Yanks. Thanks.

        • Pat D

          You’ve already conceded the World Series, so just go away.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Keep trying, baldie.

  • Bobby Banana

    Fucking Toronto. Why do they always have solid relievers? They always keep games close against us and it’s fucking annoying.

  • Mike N

    Now Rapada is warming. Dunno about their relative workloads, but I’d sure rather see Logan.

    • The Real Greg

      Logan was used heavily yesterday.

      • Mike N

        Tx.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    WHYYYYYY extras? WHY? I just… I just want to get ready for bed and watch Seinfeld.

    • Mike N

      Srsly. I had a long fucking day and I’m exhausted.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        :(

        • Mike N

          If they win, it’ll be worth it!

  • Rich in NJ

    Come on, Rapada.

  • Kramerica Industries

    God, every swing that inning was the fences.

    Thankfully, one of them worked.

  • RetroRob

    Lowe?

  • Bobby Banana

    Get ready to be heartbroken again. This isn’t the 09 team folks.

  • Gene Okerlund

    Extra innings are going to be unpleasant to watch. Grandy-Chavez-Martin-Andruw-Ichiro, along with Rapada/Logan…shoot me.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Glad to know you hate half the team that got us to this point in the first place.

      • Gene Okerlund

        Are you saying I should enjoy watching Martin-Andruw-Ichiro hit? Martin will probably not make .200 on the year. Jones might sink below that too and has not done anything of value since that Boston series. Ichiro was done years ago and desperately needs to learn what a “walk” is. Granderson has been terrible for a month and will swing at just about anything. He is destined to be a two-outcome platoon hitter who can’t play defense. Chavez is good, but he has obviously tired a bit from playing every day. Rapada/Lowe speak for themselves.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Oh great, Clay Rapada. I’ve been meaning to hate-tweet Rapada…now I’ll actually have something to say to him.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Fuck it, I’m hate-tweeting him anyway.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Be nice. Remember when he sorta blew the game (I can’t remember which) one night? And then cried during the post-game interview? Let him be. He is a sensitive soul.

        • Mike N

          Did he really cry?

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            He started welling up, sniffing a bit and said, “I let my team down.”

            :(

            • Mike N

              Sheesh.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Ok, so who should be pitching now against a lefty?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Swisher.

        • RkyMtnYank

          Wow, you really said that!!! I can’t wait for your next astute analysis, please give me more.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        DeWayne Wise?

        • RkyMtnYank

          At least better than Swisher.

  • Mike N

    Here comes Lowe!

  • Kramerica Industries

    At least Lowe can provide length, but whether it’s quality, and whether you even want length, is the real question.

  • Bobby Banana

    Boy I wish we still had Mo. This game would’ve been over in the 9th like it was supposed to be. I’m not saying Soriano hasn’t done a good job but he always makes things too interesting. Mark Montgomery for closer in 2013!

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      John Wetteland, anyone?

    • Rich in NJ

      Soriano has saved the season to this point. So I can easily give him a pass.

    • Mike N

      You do realize that Mariano blew saves, too, right? Saves *will* be blown in the course of a season.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Game 7… ::shudder::

      • Adam

        Yes, but this happened today, man! That clearly trumps everything beforehand!

  • Matt

    Let’s see… so Rapada dominates the first lefty hitter he faces. The next hitter, a RHB, has 1 HR in 121 AB vs LHP this year and has almost no platoon advantage. The batter after him is a lefty who hits .193 vs. LHP in 119 AB this year.

    What does Girardi choose to do? He takes out Rapada, even though he looked sharp and his bullpen is not that deep. If Logan is not available today, then the only pitcher after Lowe is Joba. Better hope Derek is ready to go 4 or 5.

    • The Real Greg

      Unless the Yankees win it in the next inning.

      • Matt

        You don’t manage on hypotheticals and burn through your entire bullpen when you have guys that are capable of doing the job who are already in the game. The Blue Jays don’t exactly have a mashing lineup right now.

      • Matt

        Also, the more you mix and match the more you are likely to find that one of those pitchers it not sharp on that given day. If a guy is already sharp, you don’t have to risk it needlessly.

        • Gene Okerlund

          Hey, we could still put in Eppley…oh wait, we can’t since Joe already used him to get two outs (and give up a run) when Phelps was still sharp. But at least Joe made sure we remembered that he is The Manager and Makes Decisions that affect the game — usually badly.

  • Bobby Banana

    I’m not feeling this Kelly Johnson/Lowe matchup.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    I just don’t know how Jeter can’t be the MVP this season. He’s been close before. Who else is gonna win it? Trout? Who can’t even get his team to an expanded playoff?

    • Pat D

      You misunderstand what MVP actually means.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Umm…did anyone else’s MLB.tv connection die?

    I have an internet connection, so that’s not the problem.

    • Chilango

      I had trouble with MLB in the 7th and 8th, It’s definitely them because the illegal feeds were fine.

  • RetroRob

    Lowe looks like he wants to challenge Freddy for the king of sweat title on the team.

  • Youguysaretools

    When was the last walk off win?

    • Bobby Banana

      I think Russell Martin HR against Jon Rauch/Mets.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Yup, Andy pitched that day. I was at that game! Place nearly collapsed. Good stuff.

  • Chilango

    Let’s get it done in the 10th so Lowe doesn’t have to come back out.

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon fellas, one more run so we can go to bed early!

  • Bobby Banana

    Umm. Where we were when Darren Oliver hit free agency? Dude has been incredible this year.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    what the hell is this? I came back to look for a recap of a 6-4 win.

    It’s 7-7?! what the hell happened?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Blame Greg.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      It’s Greg’s fault.

      MFIKY allowed a 3-run homer to Colby Rasmus – inning ended at 7-6, Toronto. Then Jeter tied it with a solo blast… now we’re at 7-7…

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Bah.

        I don’t even know what he said, but I blame Greg too.

    • Adam

      Jays three run homer off Soriano in top 9, Jeter solo shot in bottom.

    • Chilango

      Soriano gave up a 3 run homer in the 9th then Jeter answered in the Yankees’ half.

    • Mike N

      Soriano allowed a 3-run shot when it was 6-4 Yanks, and then Jeet hit a solo blast in the bottom.

  • Athenian

    Wow. New game same Yankees

  • Chilango

    Swinging for the fences. Fuck.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Another K for K-K-Kurtis.

  • Hummingbird S.

    granderson Ks, what a surprise

  • Hummingbird S.

    clearly outside..

  • Bobby Banana

    Fucking Darren Oliver.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I’m gonna go watch “The Muppet Show” and “You Can’t Do That on Television.”

    Beep me when we score.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      You are awesome.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhh

  • your mom

    WTF??? I leave, we’re up 2. I come back, we’re tied. Fucking Soriano!

  • Mike N

    If I go listen to Ma and Pa Baseball in bed, I’ll be asleep in seconds and miss the end.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      The soothing sounds of Selino and Barnes, Injury Attorneys… they’ll lull you to sleep.

    • your mom

      Probably a good thing.

    • your mom

      Andruw needs to do something here. He’s been horrible for what seems like an eternity.

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

    So, after a kindly old man at the bus stop informed me I had missed my bus, I thought there was no way I’d get home in time for the end of the game. I wound up having to take another bus that drops me about 2 miles away from my house, and as Soriano blew the save and Jeter tied it I was about half way home cursing the one convenience store I was passing for being closed, because I was out of cigarettes. Now I’m finally home in time to hopefully watch the Yankees pull this out…eventually.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Kill that FIP forever! YOU SMOKE.

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

        Haha, hey best girl I ever met was because I gave her a cigarette. Too bad the second best girl doesn’t agree =P

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Awwww. Romantical. Go find your smokin’ lady.

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

            Turns out she was engaged. She didn’t tell me for over a month!! I broke it off after that, I’m no intentional homewrecker.

            (When I say best girl I mean most fun I’ve had with, and I really out kicked my coverage by about 4 football fields, she was straight up BEAUTIFUL.)

            • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

              Ugh! Deplorable. Poor you! Poor her! She would have led a life of being seranaded by Harry Potter-isms!

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

                I felt worse for the Fiance then myself, I mean I had a blast with her, but I don’t understand how you cheat on someone that you agreed to spend the rest of your life with!! That told me she was the type of person I didn’t really want to be with at the end of the day.

                • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                  Exactly! If she does that once, it won’t ever stop her from repeating.

  • The Real Greg

    Well the Rangers are 5 outs away from making this game hurting a little less if we lose, and because we all do’t consider the Orioles to be a threat.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      This is all your fault, bro.

  • Hummingbird S.

    the inability to retire yorvit torrealba is disturbing

  • Athenian

    Grander son. Not sure his power is worth the strike outs. Although he does have a high on base, when he is not striking out

  • Youguysaretools

    Glad torrealba had a career game tonight. Wtf

  • Bobby Banana

    Grandy is playing himself out of a contract with the Yankees. He’s been claw your eyes out bad. At this point I’d rather keep Swisher, trade Granderson for prospects, and sign someone like Victorino to a cheap 2 year contract to play center and have Gardner in left.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    What was that.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Un fucking real

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow is this a fucking joke?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Umm…what?

    Fuck.

  • Youguysaretools

    Are u fucking kidding me

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck you Lowe..

  • The Real Greg

    That’s on Chavez. He has to at least block it.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That’s on you. All of this is on you.

      • RkyMtnYank

        I know right, how is Swisher not pitching?

  • Robinson Tilapia
  • Chilango

    See where this is going. While we swing for the fences, the Jays put the pressure on and get a runner to 3d. Joe might find the details in his binder somewhere

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Not sure if blaming players or blaming Girardi?

    • Adam

      Yeah, it really is too bad that the first place Yankees don’t play like the Jays…

  • Bobby Banana

    Also Torrealba > Martin/Stewart.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    NOOOOooooooo

  • Youguysaretools

    Lame

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

    Ballsy baserunning by McCoy.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Excellent baserunning I’d say. Nix didn’t chase him all the way back to the bag.

    • Chilango

      Chavy should have held it.

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

        Nah, you gotta at least make the effort, nothing negative happens from that throw. and Hummingbird, I agree it was excellent, but I’d also say it was ballsy.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh fuck.

    Such chickenshit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    amazing… they really find new ways to lose

  • Mike N

    Brutal to have that come on a error.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they score a run with just a single. great job.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    “From Zero to Hero to Zero: The Derek Lowe Story.”

  • Bobby Banana

    Fuck this team. They have a good record yeah but if you look past the numbers and see how this team plays you’d be lying if you thought they were a World Series caliber team.

    • Chilango

      .500 since the all-star break. Not a playoff team.

      • The Real Greg

        I think their playoff percentage odds is around 95%

      • Bobby Banana

        Fuck. I’m so disappointed about the way this organization is heading. It’s a bleak future with no good young pitching or good young hitters. 90% of our team is old/in decline. Champions my ass.

    • The Real Greg

      They’re not. I don’t expect them to win the WS.

      • thenamestsam

        If you expect any team to win the world series you are dumb. No team has much more than a 15% shot even once they’re in the playoffs.

  • Widget

    Yankees finally score a ton of runs in a game but it doesn’t matter. This is worse than losing a game to the Indians. the blue jays are terrible.

  • Matt

    Bad play by Nix. You can’t assume the runner is holding even with the infield in there. What if he was breaking for home off the bat? Nix never even looked at him. McCoy was 20 feet off of 3rd base. Give up the hit and hold the runner if necessary.

    • Chilango

      Nix should have held it. Obviously.

      • Matt

        It takes that split second of hesitation to throw off the runner’s weight and keep him at third. You have to know where you are going with the ball in that situation. If it’s hit softly, your first thought has to be the runner at third in case he’s going on contact. All third basemen know that.

  • The Real Greg

    A bad half inning for Chavez defensively.

    First as Kay said, he should have been able to block that throw over by Lowe. And then he bobbles the ball allowing the run to score.

  • Gene Okerlund

    Hey, at least Ichiro is coming up — he’ll manufacture something, that’s what we got him for, right?

    • Mike N

      No. He was obtained to play outfield.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’d like to welcome BACK all the negative ninnies. Settle in. We’ve got nice cold piss on tap tonight.

    • Widget

      Is their a single positive thing about this team right now outside of Jeter?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        CC, Kuroda, Phelps, DRob, Swisher, Cano

  • Hummingbird S.

    andruw jones is a joke and needs to be released.

    • Cy Pettitte

      where is Steve Pearce when you need him

    • Athenian

      Don’t stop with him, there are plenty of over paid under performing members in the line up and with the pitching they are going to be facing, it will only get worse.

  • Athenian

    Yankees are the Jays with a few more wins. Wow. This team.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      HAHAHAHAH, expand on this. This should be GOOD.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        ….oooooooooor don’t.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Oh c’mon. Who doesn’t want to egg on a troll every now and then?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            It’s bandwidth pollution. A 0 or 1 dies every time a troll puts their fingers to keys.

            • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

              Extinction of binary code.

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

              Save the 0’s and the 1’s!! Don’t feed the trolls.

    • Adam

      You are a smart analyst…without all the logic and good points.

  • Youguysaretools

    There you go Andrew. Awesome AB

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Thaaaaaaaanks Andruw. Sit down.

  • Anthony

    C’monnnnn… please take advantage of the Rays loss tonight.

    • Widget

      Rays haven’t lost yet.

      • Anthony

        Oops, read the google scoreboard wrong. Lets hope for one, though.

  • Bobby Banana

    Can we fire K-Long? The team’s approach at the plate has been Little League-esque, trying to go deep everytime.

  • your mom

    Jones=useless

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well.

    Let’s see if Jeter can save the day again.

  • Anthony

    Gotta steal here, don’t want a GIDP

  • Youguysaretools

    Can the captain save us again?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    On the jukebox tonight, nothing but Antony and the Johnsons.

  • teddy

    he walked him hahhhhhhhhhhha

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …..aaaaaaaaand now we’ve got teddy on board.

  • Chilango

    Send Ichiro

  • Hummingbird S.

    the first pitch, middle of the plate.. best one he will see..

    • Youguysaretools

      Yup

      • Everyoneexceptmyselfandpeoplewhodontputspacesinbetweenwordsaretools

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • Mike N

    C’mon, Swish!!!

  • Matt

    Here comes the 3-2 curveball in the dirt. Can he lay off?

  • RetroRob

    Well I’ve watched better games, that’s for sure.

    Take the next two.

  • Kramerica Industries

    If this isn’t the worst loss of the season, it is certainly in the discussion.

  • Mike N

    blecchh

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    THAT was a TERRIBLE way to lose.

  • Bobby Banana

    I hate the lack of grit of this team. I know it’s cliche but the 2009 team would’ve won this game.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Lol don’t even compare the 2009 team to this team. Not even in the ballpark.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Saying something stupid over and over =/= cliche.

  • Anthony

    Heartbreaker.

  • Cy Pettitte

    not a strike. ump stole the game, great job asshole.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Not even, Yanks had too many chances to win this irregardless of the last call.

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

        I’m pissed because of the loss, but IRREGARDLESS IS NOT A FUCKING WORD. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK THAT SPELL CHECK DESIGNATES IT AS SUCH. IRREGARDLESS IS A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO TRY TO SOUND SMARTER WHEN SAYING REGARDLESS. THEY MEAN THE SAME FUCKING THING.

        /pissed off English major’d

        • RkyMtnYank

          Oh, you go grammar boy! You should type everything in CAPS so you can be more correct about something you weren’t even involved with.

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

            Sorry. Irregardless is one of those things that pisses me off. Some people it’s the misuse of their/there/they’re, others it’s your/you’re. For me the word irregardless just gets under my skin, like it makes me as angry as a Yankee K with a runner in scoring position.

            • RkyMtnYank

              Sorry to touch one of your nerves, however, imo saying something like that is nothing compared to a their/there/they’re mistake. If I ever do that you can let me know!!!!

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

                Haha, I will. Usually people that make that mistake are either just typing carelessly or just that dumb that they don’t know the difference.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Yes, it is.

          http://oxforddictionaries.com/.....regardless

          It’s an informal word, but a word nonetheless.

    • Hummingbird S.

      he did swing at that pitch..

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

    Well…that was heartbreaking.

    • TomH

      No, it was appalling.

  • your mom

    What a fucking great job by the home team tonight! Pathetic to say the least.

  • Chilango

    Swisher’s been on fire lately and hit a big hime run but he strikes out way too much in general. We need guys who hit for avg. Hurt us here.

  • The Real Greg

    a bad luck loss. The seeing eye single by Davis kept the inning alive for Rasmus.
    Luckily the Rays will not take adavantage.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Soriano made a bad pitch to Davis and an even worse one to Rasmus. He is to blame for TONIGHT’s game. That, however, does not change the fact that he has been awesome and shouldn’t have been booed.

      • Anthony

        Agreed. Can’t expect him to be perfect all season.

    • Kramerica Industries

      The Rays, at this time, are not in 2nd place.

      Baltimore is.

    • Athenian

      Pretty small consolation considering the Rays are going to sweep this old ass team.

      • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        I remember when they used to let ass teams into the Olympics.

  • dontchaknow

    no worries swish.. we will be out of the alds with a quickness anyway.. fuckin a

  • Hummingbird S.

    I know some will dismiss this as me being whiny but with the game on the line tonight, Swisher had his 2 worse ABs in over 2 weeks. And yes, he did swing at that last pitch. This is a little taste of Playoff Swisher.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Sorry dude (or ma’am, no idea if you’re a girl or not), but this IS you being whiny. He also hit a HR tonight.

      Did he have 2 bad ABs? Yeah, but the HR counts as much earlier in the game as it does later.

      One game does nothing to prove how he’ll do in the playoffs.

      • Hummingbird S.

        to me, and that’s a personal opinion, it’s just confirmation that when it matters the most, when the game is on the line, when there’s more pressure, he can’t produce the same. It happens, there are a BUNCH of players that are like that.

        And I never said that his HR was worth less because it was earlier in the game. The problem I have is that he can’t seem to come through when the game is close and late. Everybody watching the game knew the slider was coming at 3-2. Hell, he knew, and still couldn’t hold his swing. It was another in a long line of pathetic AB’s by Swisher when there’s pressure to perform.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          It’s the sample size. Sorry, but it’s pretty ridiculous to call two at-bats confirmation of anything.

          • Hummingbird S.

            But it’s not just 2 ABs. It’s been a bunch of AB’s. Yes they are spread out over different postseasons and assorted games but they still point to Swisher being a “choker”

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              Maybe so, but you pointed to these two at-bats as “confirmation”. But that really doesn’t make any sense.

              Anyway, playoff stats can change wildly in a heartbeat with one good postseason, so let’s see what happens anyway.

    • Adam

      Yes, you are being whiny.

  • Eddard the Magnificent

    That wasn’t a strike. At any rate, to lose to this team is pretty pathetic. Especially with 2 outs and your best reliever on the mound. Toronto doesn’t have anybody left on that roster and they still found a way to lose.

  • Maurice

    angel hernandez has always been a dick

  • Tom

    Angel Hernandez “Look at me I’m important”

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=3

    Did he call it a swing?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    For me, and this is a subjective, personal opinion, this was the worst loss of the season.

    I’m sorry, but this loss was inexcusable against a last place team. Pathetic.

    Overreaction? Perhaps, but I don’t think by much.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Gotta be in the discussion, and not because of it’s meaning in relation to the rest of the AL – just the physical nature of it.

      Toronto has been wrecked by injuries, lost 21 of 26, and sure enough, the script was followed all the way to an 0-2/2 out situation, with a non-homer threat at the plate.

      To let that slip away, and then to lose in extras, is a real fucking kick in the gut.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Not to mention after even TYING IT UP AGAIN in the bottom of the ninth. AND, we lost on, of all things, an error. An error!

        Just a sad performance.

        • Hummingbird S.

          Something to consider… if Swisher wasn’t the DH he would have been the one playing 1B and probably would have caught that pickoff throw. Unlucky.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            True…heartbreaking game.

  • Athenian

    Signed sealed and out of the playoffs. Shameful Tex will go on the DL so as to complet the implosion that was the 2012 Yankees.

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      trolololol

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Please fall on top of a large metal spike tonight.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        HAHAHA

      • Anthony

        lol

    • Athenian

      Funny. Sorry, it is the truth. Throw all the stats you want, name calling, whatever. Tis team is not playing well, not hitting, not pitching, they got swept by a Whitesox team they should have taken 2/3. Should have swept Cleveland, and folded like a house of cards against a AAA team. That is just a fact. So name calling makes it easier to ignore the obvious, go ahead.

      • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        “Throw all the stats you want [for I don’t listen to facts anyway]”

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

        You’ve been saying this stuff for 128 games.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    What was that game a few years ago where Mariano came in the 9th and got absolutely shellacked. Yeah, shittiest loss since then. I was at the fucking Guggenheim at the time for that. Remember it well.

    Then again, I probably won’t remember this one by Friday.

    Win 2 of 3.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      The thing that makes this inexcusable? I know we joke about this, but this game was signed and sealed against a last place team.

      When we’re in a tight division race with a team as hot as the Rays on our tail, and after that road trip, not to deliver in a game like this is appalling.

      I think they’ll win the division but this loss, with Tex going out of the game too, may signal team meeting time.

      • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        We’re not even at team-meeting level yet. The Yankees have been there, even recently, and it’s not even that bad. It’s not half that bad.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I disagree. Their nine game lead has slipped down to what now, three in the loss column? In a month. We lost yet ANOTHER player to an injury of unknown seriousness and even though this is only one game it seems like the perfect sort of game where you get your guys together afterward in the conference room and remind them that they’re in first place.

          Like I said, I’m not worried unduly that they won’t win the division. But this stretch of play has got to stop or I’ll be eating my words.

          • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

            The Yankees are 14-11 in August. Their loss in the standings is due mostly to the Rays being on fire, can’t do much about that.
            Players have gotten injured. Depth has gotten eaten up. Nothing Girardi can do about that when he’s scraping the bottom of the barrel.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              You can’t do much about the Rays being on fire, but a team meeting doesn’t necessarily have to be because of overall bad play.

              You’re just giving reasons, in my mind, for calling a team meeting. Depth’s been eaten up, players have gotten injured, and we just got swept recently by the Indians of all times, plus the Rays are red hot.

              The team meeting isn’t because we’re awful. It’s to point out that we’re better than this game, this stretch, and the Rays. But we have to prove it.

              • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

                We got swept by the White Sox, yes, not the Indians?
                Fair enough. I’m with ya, I’m just being a jerk and overreacting in an opposite direction.
                It’s the only way to live.

                • Rocky Road Redemption

                  [You’re right, yes, White Sox]

                  I understand, it helps a lot. You weren’t a dick about it, so it’s cool.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                I don’t know about meetings, but I think you know I agree with you as to every game being an opportunity to either gain distance or hold serve. Losses like this are absolutely the worst kind of missed opportunities.

  • Bobby Banana

    Soriano has been a disappointment. We signed him to be the guy that he was with the Rays and he’s been a 99 cent version of that. Also please cut Andruw Jones. I might as well be standing in the batters box for his at bats. Even though I’d make an out, at least I’m handsome.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      But in all the other saves Sori has had this season… he’s been awesome, right?

      • Chilango

        He has 4 blown saves I think.

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

          3 Including tonight, unless Sterling was looking at a bad stat when he said 33/35 before tonight.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Right. We all knew from the get-go that we weren’t going to get Mariano 2.0. It’s hard for me to be pissed at Soriano when he’s stepped up the way he has this season.

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

            Honestly, I’d be completely okay with even Mariano being 33/36. Soriano has been outstanding this season, anybody who says otherwise is an asshole or misinformed.

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

      Maybe you should look at Soriano’s stats.

      Rays 2010 – 2.0 bWAR
      Yankees 2012 – 2.6 bWAR

  • stuart a

    swisher did not get a hit late when it counts, what a shocker…..

    he is on a team of stiffs….

    they lost because they should have scored 10 runs off the starter and laffey.

    soriano did not do his job.. this is a team of hitters that only hit well against there opposites…. andruw jones is horrible….ibanez cannot get a hit off a lefty if he bribed them….cano 240 against lefties. have the parade cano is up to 70 rbi’s 1 more they colby rasmus, whipttydoo………………

    this team is not very likeable…. bully ball……

    that is what they play bully ball, they cannot win close games because they cannot score outside of homers……

    jeter has been playing out of his mind……granderson cannot get a hit off a lefty to save his life….again ajax is better not even close…………………….

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

      I can’t take you serious until I hear what Mick Taylor has to say.

    • Anthony

      I don’t know why, but when I got to “have the parade” I laughed pretty damn hard. Oh, Stuart.

  • Hall and Nokes

    The ol’ look at ball 4 for the loss….

    • Kramerica Industries

      I thought Swisher offered.

  • Chilango

    Pathetic. The fucking Blue Jays. What a joke.

  • stuart a

    that was strike 3 and swisher swung also…

    they let a 41 year old junkballer school them for a change……….

    soriano loves the slider…does not like to throw the fastball….

  • stuart a

    joba is the mop up man……

    that’s where he is at in his progression…

    this team has given up a lot of bad losses….

    tex sucks but he is better then the dreck he has on the bench……

  • Bobby Banana

    I’m not trolling but a collapse is a real possibility with this team. So many things are wrong with this team.

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      A collapse is a possibility with almost any team. Baseball is fragile and prone to inexplicable events mid-game. An injury here, a string of bad luck there, next thing you know the Yankees are in the hole. Probably won’t happen.

  • Wow

    Between the platoon lineup, the horrible bullpen, and the injuries, I don’t know which one’s worse

    • Chilango

      I gotta go with the horrible bullpen.

    • Bobby Banana

      All of them are equally bad. I’m so disappointed in Grandy and Tex. They have been certifiably awful. Homers here and there but nothing else besides that.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      The “platoon lineup” scored 7 runs.

  • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Not sure if game threads become more radically pessimistic
    Or I’m growing older and more reasonable

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

      Well, someone gave Stuart A internet access again…

  • stuart a

    platoon lineup is what they are.. ibanez, jones, mcgehee, granderson, cano…..this is a lefty heavy team they cannot win close games.

    btw eppley stinks……..the guy gives up a ton of hits….the bloom is off that rose, you think Girardi and the announcers have a clue??????

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

      McGehee..and Jones…are righties.

  • Bobby Banana

    You know things have gotten bad when the Orioles are playing better baseball than the Yankees.

    • Rich

      What’s sad is that the Orioles suck. They got retreads and rejects playing above their heads. The pressure of September will come and send them back out the playoffs.

  • CUYanks

    As bad as things might feel, it’s still a 4 game lead and another day off the schedule.

    • Chilango

      This was the attitude we slid into the playoffs with last year. Not a good sign.

      • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        What are we supposed to do? “Nothing but a ten game lead is acceptable and without it we’ll forfeit”? Please. No one’s happy with this but panic does not help.

        • Chilango

          This is a false choice. Be the lead 1 game or 10, there are fundamental problems with this team that will probably get us bounced in the first round, just like last year.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            Getting into the playoffs is first priority “Probably” nothing. Once we’re in, it’s no longer a question of what will probably happen. It’s what IS happening, game by game.

            If we reach the playoffs, we have a shot. We just gotta make it there.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Each year isn’t created equal. We also “slid into the playoffs” in 2000, when we won the World Series.

        Just get in and give yourself a shot. It’s not how you play at the end of the season that counts in the playoffs, it’s your play in the playoffs, and your play at the end of the season doesn’t have to affect that and, in the past, hasn’t.

  • Chilango

    The scary part is this may not just be a slump; the Yankees’ problems are fundamental. They don’t just reflect the normal ups and downs in the season. We have mostly guys who can’t hit for avg or play small ball, a two man rotation, shitty to no middle relief. A setup man who hasn’t been the same since he came off the DL. Our closer is good but not lights out. Swish, I’d wager, is not going to bat .350/.400 the rest of the season (although Jeter might) and Hughes, Nova and Phelps are not going to suddenly become reliable starters, especially not in the postseason.

    • Bobby Banana

      You are exactly right yet people will call you a troll or unreasonable. This goes beyond our roster and deep into our organization. The lack of good homegrown pitchers and hitters is killing us along with ugly contracts like Teixeira and A-Rod. It all comes down to pitching and right now we only have two reliable starters and two reliable relievers and that just isn’t enough.

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

        You two deserve each other.

        • Chilango

          I don’t think my post was overly pessimistic. I’m just pointing out the weaknesses in our squad that I don’t think have a quick fix. What’s the problem with being a fan and a realist at the same time.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Hughes isn’t doing a bad job as a starter. Soriano had a bad night but has been reliable overall. Robertson has been fine in the second half. We’ll hopefully be getting Pettitte and A-Rod back from injuries soon, and A-Rod’s presence will make a difference at least in the OBP category, and we can hope the HR category too. I’m also optimistic about Pettitte’s potential performance.

      Also, remember that bullpens have a way of working themselves out. Sometimes getting frequent work really will help. Lowe actually did pretty good pitching wise, he just made an error.

      I think in the long run we’ll be fine.

      • Chilango

        I hope you are right. If Andy and ARod come back strong, great. It will help. But I don’t think it will be enough, for the reasons I have outlined previously. I do agree that Robbie and Sori are good, just that the former has not been as sharp as he was before he went on the DL. Sori tends to make it interesting but he does get the saves, for the most part. The rest of the bullpen is mediocre.

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

      I’m going to work backwards here. Hughes has been a reliable starter since the beginning of May. Whether people hear want to admit it or not http://www.baseball-reference......g_gamelogs the numbers are right there. Soriano has been as good as any closer in baseball this season, to say otherwise just shows how spoiled you are by Mo. Robertson, while not as great as he was last year has been a more than good set up man. See what I said about Hughes when it comes to our “two man rotation.” Also, who gives a shit about “small ball.” As long as a team is scoring 5 runs a game, who cares how it happens.

      • Chilango

        Maybe I was too harsh, and I do see your point, but I shudder to think of Hughes and Nova pitching against good hitting teams in the playoffs. By two man rotation, I mean solid starters. You really think Nova and Hughes have been solid? Playoff caliber? And I do think small ball has its place. I know, I know Jeter tied it with a homer. Great. But…after that, instead of swinging for the fences, we should have tried to do it by getting on base, pushing the run across. i.e small ball.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I do think Hughes has been solid actually, yes. Hopefully we’ll get Pettitte too, a man more qualified to pitch in the playoffs than most others!

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

            A rotation in the playoffs of
            CC
            Kuroda
            Pettitte
            Hughes

            I would feel very confident in that group.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              As would I.

          • Chilango

            In June and July Hughes ERA was 2.67 and 3.09 resp. In Aug it is 4.45. I think he has been OK, not solid

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

          Hughes, yes I trust. He’s pitched well against Boston(a very good offense) and Detroit, Washington, Chicago, and Baltimore in that span. Nova…not not really. He’s taken a huge step back this season and as far as I’m concerned he should have to compete for a spot in the rotation next season with how hard he’s been smacked around. Our bullpen hasn’t been great, but W/ CC and Kuroda going at least 7 every time out, and Hughes usually going 6-7, come playoff time, outside of Robertson and Soriano a lot of the guys wont see any high leverage spots. As for the small ball, I still don’t think it wins games the way some here feel it does. Can it win you games? Yes, if you’re built for it, the Yankees are more of a one big swing offense. I’ve accepted that, and it’s not going to change this season.

          • Chilango

            Agree about Nova. Still say Hughes is shaky. He was impressive in June and July but his August numbers are not that great. And he had a terrible start. I think you’re too generous with the pen, but sure if CC, Kuroda and the 3d guy go deep, we’re OK. As for small ball, no the Yanks are not built that way,and it won’t change this season. Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try at some point to get some guys who hit above .250 and who can run and bunt.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    I’ve been out of the country for a few days. No Big Member tonight? Did he get banned?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey Raul Ibanez aka Tom Marvolo Riddle, I hate to tell you this but Oxford dictionaries recognizes “irregardless” as a word.

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/.....regardless

    As does Merriam-Webster

    http://www.merriam-webster.com.....regardless

    Merriam Webster even goes as far as to say this:

    The most frequently repeated remark about [irregardless] is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however.

    It’s an informal word, but a word nonetheless.

    /Raul Ibanez aka Tom Marvolo Riddle-baiting ;-)

    (Yes, this is really just to make you mad, don’t take it seriously or personally.)

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

      I hate you. So much. It may be realized as a “real word” in speech, but use it in the dialogue of a short story or in a thesis for an English professor, and they’d probably tare your to shreds.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Thesis for an English Professor, yes. But as a writer/aspiring writer (“writer” because as a teenager I won grand prize in a contest and got my story published in a short stories book. Hey, it’s something!) not using it for dialogue in a story just because is stupid.

        Dialogue is meant to mimic how people speak, or at least mimic how people THINK they speak, and certain people use the word irregardless. Your usage of the word in short story dialogue should be based on whether or not your character would use that word, not some arbitrary “rule” that has no real reason for existing in this context.

    • RkyMtnYank

      I ref’d Wikipedia and it said it was a “slang” term for Regardless so I let it go since it was rather irrelevant, but, thanks for the confirmation.
      Fyi, Tom, I also like to use atleast as one word so you can take off and run with that one!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hi guys, there’s some good news. Oxford and Merriam-Webster still haven’t recognized alot yet!

    Thank goodness, I’m holding out on that one.

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/.....sh/?q=alot
    No results.

    Merriam-Webster just connects you to “lot”.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com.....1346127267