Aug
28

Game 129: Just Win

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The Yankees have split four games against the lowly Indians and Blue Jays, and they’re essentially a .500 team since the All-Star break. Mark Teixeira now joins Brett Gardner and Alex Rodriguez in the position player infirmary, so the club is really short-handed on offense. Add in a taxed and somewhat ineffective bullpen, and the current outlook isn’t looking so rosy for the Bombers. No one feels bad for them though, so just win. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
1B Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
DH Steve Pearce
Russell Martin
CF Curtis Granderson
RF Andruw Jones
3B Jayson Nix
LF Ichiro Suzuki

RHP Phil Hughes

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy, or at least try too.

Categories : Game Threads
  • The Real Greg

    So if the Yankees continue to play .500 ball the rest of the way, they will end up with a record of 91-71. At the least, that will probably get them into one of the two wildcard spots.

    With the amount of injuries this team has sustained, that is a very good record.

    • TomH

      Of course, they first have to play at .500!

  • Hoss

    Why isn’t Martin batting 4th? If you’re going to give a guy a vote of confidence, why not go all the way?

    • The Real Greg

      Because that would be suicide.

      • Hoss

        I guess you’re right. Sam Pearce’s presence in the cleanup spot will make all of the difference in tonight’s lineup.

        • The Real Greg

          I’d rather have an unproven experiment than a proven failure. Joe Maddon does this all the time.

          • Kramerica Industries

            Joe Maddon puts Jeff Keppinger in the four hole, and Keppinger proceeds to hit .300, with a .400 average against lefties.

            I’m convinced Joe Maddon could turn my feces into a gourmet steak.

            • Hoss

              Joe M. is extremely analytical and creative. He doesn’t have a lot to work with in terms of the offense in Tampa but he gets the most out of his team. And I don’t mean sticking Marcus Thames at third base-type of creativity…

              • Rich in NJ

                He’s the best manager in MLB.

                • Hoss

                  Whoa… you mean Mr. 3-Ring (and I don’t mean WS rings) in the Yankee dugout isn’t?

                • Laz

                  I’ll take Ozzie anyday of the week. You can’t get better than a grownup screaming crybaby.

            • Robinsn Tilapia

              We’ll have you taste the steak thing yourself.

  • Rich in NJ

    Step up, Phil.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, just hope the Rays mini-slump continues, and the Orioles lose for once on an occasion.

    You know, with the wealth of injuries the Yankees have had themselves, just imagine where they’d be without Jeter’s unreal bounceback season? Damn would they be sunk.

    • The Real Greg

      But everybody believes the Orioles aren’t a threat.

      • Robinsn Tilapia

        Old news.

  • flamingo

    “No one will feel bad for us” has become this season’s motto. Unfortunately.

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

    When somebody said “Now batting clean up for the NYY Sam Pearce” I laughed, clearly thinking it was a joke…now I’m sad because apparently it wasn’t. Jesus this has been a weird year. I can’t say it’s been tough because we’ve been in first for a majority of it, but that’s almost stunning when you think about how many injuries and how much ineffectiveness we’ve dealt with. Off the top of my head:
    Gardner (all but 11 games)
    A-Rod (Large chunk)
    Tex (twice)
    Swish
    CC (twice)
    Pineda (all year)
    Pettitte (most of the season)
    all have been hurt

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      How dare you forget Mo!

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        also forgot Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

        • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

          *sniff*

          Cabrones.

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

            nobody cares about Cesar.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Remember, Stairs MUST BE TSJC in disguise.

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

                I think it’s JJ personally. if it’s TSJC then PLEASE COMEBACK WE MISS YOU.

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

        I didn’t forget Mo…it just still hurts too much to talk about :(

    • The Real Greg

      YOu forgot Robertson was out for a chunk of the year

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

        Yeah, him too. And according the narrative he’s been terrible since coming back. (Joking, I know he’s been fine, just not as lights out unconscious as he was last year)

  • Darren

    Why is Mike trolling us? Putting Steve Pearce as the Cleanup hitter and Grandy 6th? lol! April Fools?

  • Leg-End

    I liked it yesterday when Kay tried to convince us Martin was having a decent August. A month in which he raised his avg from .190 to .196 whilst his OBP dropped from .312 to .301, 2 HR’s & 5 RBI’s.

    And now hes batting 5th. Give us a bit more of the 2011 version tonight Russell.

    • Kramerica Industries

      I don’t think Mike was trying to do anything of the sort last night.

      He was saying how a .219 average for the month is somehow good, given how poor a season he has had.

      • Laz

        Obp is more important for him at the bottom of the lineup then average. He doesn’t have high on base people usually in front of him, but he can get on for jeter and swish.

  • tipsie

    Anyone notice what an ugly dude Colby Rasmus is? Not Jesse Orosco or anything, but man…

    • Hoss

      He was named after the cheese.

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    With Tex out the next 2 weeks or so, I’d bat Ichiro lead off and have him play RF. You could then hit Jeter 2nd, Swish 3rd, Cano 4th.

  • Joey H.

    Would it really kill them to just put Chavez in against some lefties?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It might kill Chavez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    0-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, walk/hit: the Phil Hughes Story.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    dammit Hughes

  • Dave M

    This might be the worst lineup on paper I’ve seen this year.

  • The Real Greg

    Mike talked about the difference in the bullpens from last year to this year. They are essentially the same people in the bullpen with trading Luis Ayala with Cody Eppley. And of course Mo was replaced with Soriano, but Soriano was in the bullpen last year too.

  • Robinsn Tilapia

    SAMMY PHUCKING PIERTISTA

  • Brian S.

    Lefties hit Romero better than righties. Since the binder is all about platoon splits how does Girardi not know this?

    • The Real Greg

      Well the Yankees have done very well against him this year with the platoons presumably in place so…

      • Brian S.

        We didn’t do that great against him in Toronto.

        • The Real Greg

          0-2 with a 6.28 ERA against the Yankees this year.

          Se we bombed him with the platoons in place.

          • Brian S.

            Nu-uh

            • The Real Greg

              Leiter just said the stat.

              • Brian S.

                So

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        So…?

        2 games outweigh 119 career games for Romero? Also, in those 2 games, both the lefties and the righties beat up Romero, so it’s not like you can draw any conclusions from those games anyway.

        • The Real Greg

          You know as well as I do that pitchers have varying success from year to year so his career can’t be counted upon, i.e. Tim Lincecum and Jon Lester

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            Greg, there’s a difference between a stat *fluctuating* from year to year and it being *predictive* in each year. For example, a pitcher’s BABIP will fluctuate from year to year, but their career number (or just .300) is most predictive at any given time.

            And even if you were going to incorrectly claim that platoon splits inherently change from year to year, going on the basis of 2 Yankee games makes absolutely no sense. Lefties hit Romero better than righties in 2012 too.

            • The Real Greg

              Look at Phil Hughes as they showed.

              Last year lefties him hard. This year, righties hit him hard.

              • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

                I don’t see how that’s responsive to what I said. The fact that Phil’s stats have fluctuated from year to year doesn’t mean that this year’s stats are more predictive than his career stats.

                But more importantly, Romero’s actually worse vs. lefties this year, the same as he’s been his whole career. So why should we look at the 2 games he’s had vs. the Yankees this year rather than his entire year? Are you always trying to find the smallest sample size you can?

  • jjyank

    Yay defense.

  • Hoss

    Hey, we should equip all of our baserunners with giant foam fingers, too. It might give us the edge we need in stealing bases!

    • Robinsn Tilapia

      This could work. Extra reach AND minimizes injuries.

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

    Reasonable not crazy people: How did Philbert look in the first?

    • Brian S.

      I’m not sure if I’m included or not.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        That’s the beauty of you. You easily go either way with these things, but you’re always in on the joke.

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

        You can be reasonable, but you are unreasonable at times (especially when speaking about the usefulness of Ibanez.)

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Walked first guy in classic Phil style. CS, and then got the next two out.

      In other words, DOOM.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Meh. Got his act together after walking the leadoff batter from an 0-2.

  • Brian S.

    Sam Pearce will have a Shane Spencer type September calling it right now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, that didn’t work.

  • The Real Greg

    I agree with that move. Swisher’s been hot of late. Didn’t work bu the logic is sound.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Why did he stop? Isn’t it more likely they’d mess up the tag at 2nd than that they’d mess up a rundown?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yes, Jeter is dumb.

      • flamingo

        Oh, absolutely. I don’t know how he’s managed to stay in major league baseball for so long.

  • Brian S.

    Should have picked up Torrealba.

    #Cashfail

  • jjyank

    Ugh.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Sam Pierce denied an at-bat this inning.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pearce. Goddamnit.

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

        Can we just call him Samwise?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Eddard is trying to call himself that now. Tolkien should emerge from the grave and kick him in the nuts for that.

        • jjyank

          Only if Eddard changes his name back.

  • Chilango

    Swish is hot lately OK. But…two Ks yesterday and one to start off today. I never liked him in the 2 hole.

    • Yankee Fan 1

      Yes, he’s been absolutely terrible in the 2 hole since Joe put him there. :eyeroll:

      • Chilango

        SSS. His overall numbers do not justify him batting 2d. Hey if he continues to bat .350/.400 the rest of the way great. But I doubt it.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          “His overall numbers do not justify him batting 2d”

          ?
          Who should be? By overall numbers, he’s been the second best offensive everyday player on the team.

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

    Does anybody know where I could find Tebow’s career numbers on passes 0-10 yrds? I’m having a conversation w/ my friend about his usefulness as a throwing running back.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Look up in the sky. Get on your knees. Papa will provide the answer.

  • Brian S.

    I’m going to class. Hopefully the Yankees are winning when I get out.

    • Kramerica Industries

      An evening class?

      God would I hate those.

      • jjyank

        Had 2 years of em in grad school. They really do suck.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    What’s the “Sam” Steve Pearce joke that’s going on?

    • The Real Greg

      Some guy said Sam Pearce instead of Steve Pearce.

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

        I feel stupidly under informed. I was under the impression his name is actually Sam.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’re doubting Eddard?

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

            Until he’s gotten Big Member to back him up, I’m going to have to.

            • jjyank

              Speaking of which, we haven’t heard from the Big Guy lately. I miss him.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        So if I start referring to Brian Cashman as Bill Cashman, people will start calling him Bill Cashman?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Only one way to find out!

          *backs away slowly*

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Eddard repeatedly referred to him as Sam Pearce even though we must have corrected him about three times.

      For some reason I still can’t explain, I found this insanely funny. Still do a day later.

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

    Update: Nix is no longer just a baseball player he’s a professional baseball player

  • The Real Greg

    What’s Manny doing there?

  • Countryclub

    Why is Kay blaming Phil’s change for his reverse split? Didn’t he just watch the video that had Hughes saying he just started throwing it with any regularity a couple of games ago? Unreal.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That vein in Pearce’s head is freakin me the fuck out.

  • Mr. Eddard

    I have a good feeling about Sam tonight. He’ll be player of the game.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    This Pearce gut sucks.
    Fire Bill Cashman.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      *guy

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Not a great start to Sammy’s Yankee career.

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

    Can somebody tell me what a Scott Disick is and why it’s apparently famous?

    • jjyank

      I dunno, but upon Google searching, the first thing I noticed was that three Kardashian sisters come up under “People also searched…”

      So I immediately closed that tab.

  • The Real Greg

    But wasn’t ARod crap against lefties this year?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      no

      • The Real Greg

        Hm. I thought Mike said that he was.

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

      .277/.382/.500 against all LHP
      .218/.315/.395 against LH Starters

      so…yes and no.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        The against LH starters line include all PA in the games started by LHP, including against RH relievers.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Who do you guys think Bill Cashman will get to be our catcher next season?

    (Tilapia, back me up bro.)

    • jjyank

      Mark Napoli?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      *looks around*

      Dude, it’s Brian.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Why ol’ Jiminy Montero, of course!

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Maybe Jose Posada can come out of retirement.

    • Yankeefan

      My Friend Ronny Paulino :D

  • tipsie

    me no likey this lineup

  • Kramerica Industries

    I can’t get this enough. Pearce and Martin batting 4-5.

    This is what happens when the two highest paid players on the team are on the DL, and Granderson’s wrecked in a slump.

  • The Real Greg

    This is what injuries do to you.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Hughes better dominate. The only way we’re getting 3 runs is if Jeter gets on, Swisher gets on and Robbie hits a HR.

    • jjyank

      Mkay.

  • The Real Greg

    If this team misses the playoffs, it shouldn’t be considered a choke due to the injuries.

    • Mr. Eddard

      No excuse. Did the Rays have their best player and only legitimate hitter the whole season? No. Did the Sox have Ellsbury the whole season? No. Every club has injuries. The players on the field need to overcome them.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Time to close up the office. I may just go straight to bed. Feel like shit. Sammy Bonds FTW.

    • jjyank

      Later R-Tils.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Orioles did more against Sale in two innings than we did in an entire game.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chris Sale dominated the Yankees, so naturally, the Orioles take a 3-0 lead in the second.

    • The Real Greg

      No wonder:

      Road ERA: 3.58
      Home ERA: 1.74

      They are playing at Camden Yards

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        They’re both hitters ballparks.

        • The Real Greg

          So?

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            So, nothing. Just voicing my mild frustration that a bad offensive team is beating up on a good pitcher. And Sale is on my fantasy team.

      • Tom

        Do you understand the concept of small sample sizes? Because you are quoting about 70 innings in each sample (and on a stat like ERA which has so many variables that is insane)

        Home xFIP: 3.05
        Road xFIP: 3.38

        Perhaps the 90% strand rate at home is driving the low ERA?

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          I feel very confident in saying that Greg does not understand the concept of small sample sizes.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            (See, for example, my discussion with him above about lefties vs. righties. He wants to rely on 2 games vs. the Yankees this year rather than either Romero’s 2012 stats or his career numbers.)

  • dkidd

    yanks batting steve pearce clean-up
    red sox batting james loney clean-up

    we’re partying like it’s 1968

    • TomH

      Ha ha ha. Bravo

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can they please stop putting Rajai Davis on base?

  • Mr. Eddard

    Phil isn’t being very economical. Who’s the long man tonight?

    • jjyank

      Lowe.

    • TomH

      Of course not, he’s Phoul Ball Phil. Gets 2 strikes and we get to watch all the foul balls that run up his pitch count.

      • jjyank

        It’s not a great pitch count, but he’s still on a reasonable place for 6 innings. I’ll take it.

    • Athenian

      Steve Pearce.

    • Hoss

      Joba?

    • TomH

      Really, the Yankees absolutely must get in on the festivities against Romero. If they let him pull of a win against them, they ought to concede the season. His futilities have been the talk of Toronto for weeks.

  • The Real Greg

    I hate Andruw Jones. They should have gotten rid of him.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Heyyy, we agree on something. How ’bout that.

    • Athenian

      No way. He meets all the requirements of a Yankee bench player.

  • Hummingbird S.

    There’s no point in having Andruw on the roster. He can’t hit and he sucks on the field as well.

  • The Troll

    Get Jones off this FU*KING team!!!!!

  • your mom

    So much Andruw Jones hate today. Watch him hit a HR his next time up.

  • jjyank

    Michael Kay on A-Rod’s football throwing:

    “If the Jets have scouts out here…”

    Hahaha. Subtle jab at the fact the Jets have no real quaterback, or am I just a trolling Giants fan?

  • Mr. Eddard

    YES! We’ve got runners on for the good hitters. Now take advantage.

    • your mom

      Don’t jinx it.

  • DERP

    Is there a bigger POS than Chris Sale?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That’s a loaded question because it makes the assumption that Chris Sale is a POS.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I don’t know why, but this made me laugh quite the hearty laugh.

    • your mom

      Andruw Jones

  • The Troll

    So, just wondering, when is the appropriate time to start panicking? Playoffs don’t appear to be a lock anymore . . . I mean, you know, since they were up 10 games in the division at one point. I don’t see how anybody can be confident in this team going forward, at least until MT25, ARod, and Le Petit come back. 2-3 weeks? Could this team possibly float on for that long?

    • TomH

      I’ve been panicking all year, so I’m easy.

      • The Troll

        Ah yes. That’s HULK zen. I shall practice that from now on too.

    • jjyank

      That all comes down to your worldview. I’ll panic in late September if the Yankees lose first place or are only up by a game or two and a series against Baltimore or Tampa about to start. To each his/her own, though. I don’t think that the time to panic is 3.5 up in first place in August, though. Some people have started though.

    • Mr. Eddard

      Probably if they lost the division lead it would be time to panic. Until then, we’re still in good shape and the cavalry is on its way next month.

  • widget

    This lineup is ugly.

  • Hummingbird S.

    SWISHA!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Solid piece of hitting by Swish.

  • Chilango

    Every time I trash Swisher he steps up. Greg will see a relation.

  • Mr. Eddard

    There we go! There’s Phil’s run. A 3 run HR would be nice here.

  • DERP

    Informal survey: Does Phil allow a run in the next half inning?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Is it me, or do Kay and Leiter get into more debates than any other tandem on YES?

    • jjyank

      Probably. But Cone spends more time lecturing Kay :P

      • Hoss

        Kay needs lecturing. He is not particularly knowledgable and constantly embellishes stories to make them more controversial.

        • jjyank

          I agree with you. Cone is far and away my favorite guy in the booth.

          • Hoss

            I like Singleton. Awesome guy with class and a tremendous knowledge of the game.

            • jjyank

              I like Singleton too. My ideal booth is Singleton/Cone/O’Neil. I like Leiter too though.

  • jjyank

    Yay RSIPHITS.

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

      Still think that looks like RIPSHITS. Should get checked for dyslexia.

  • Tom

    Romero should just walk Cano here

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fricken’ asshole, that Mike McCoy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck good D..

  • jjyank

    Michael Kay’s take on the playoff system is idiotic, in my opinion. Yes, the team with the lesser record would not have made WC last year and they will this year, but how is that fair to the team that could potentially have 5-10 more wins? Love how he conveniently ignored the other side to his own point.

  • The Real Greg

    Miami up 5-0 on Strasburg and the Nationals.

    Big because Rizzo might think Strasburg is starting to tire.

  • DERP

    Tyler Austin with two doubles in the first game today. Love that guy.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Isn’t that Devon White?

    • Nathan

      Yup.

      If they kept that Marlin team together, they get to the playoffs a couple more years.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        not because of Devon leaving, though. he was washed up at that point, as was Daulton

        • Nathan

          Nah.

          Brown, Leiter, Hernandez, Fernandez is a pretty good rotation with Nenn shutting it down.

          Offense was decent with Sheffield, Alou, and Bobby B.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Devon White was who I was thinking too

  • Nathan

    Wow…Ponson sure is…Ponson.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Aaggghhh! Get Sidney Ponson off my screen!

    that mere appearance will torpedo this game and send us to a 10-game tailspin

    • The Troll

      We heard it here first.

  • Hummingbird S.

    3 straight curves out of the zone, whats the point?

    • The Real Greg

      Maybe just to fuck with Torrealba’s mind. 3 fastballs with plenty of plate afterwards and he only swings at 1.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    From 3-0 to K.
    That’s like a reverse Phil Hughes.

    • jjyank

      I was about to post the same thing, but thanks to my mlb.tv delay, you beat me to it.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Sam Pearce has an OBP of .500 as a Yankee.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That’s very Bonds-esque.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Steve Pearce! get excited ladies and gentlemen.

  • Mr. Eddard

    And a SB! Who is this guy?

  • DERP

    Manny Machado had 1 walk in 59 plate appearances coming into today.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s small ball which they will have to do.

  • your mom

    Any chance we strand this runner?

    • Tom

      If they wisely walk Grandy, they might…

      • Tom

        ….but they pitch to him, which neutralizes Romero’s only effective pitch (the changeup)

        Not sure why Toronto is pitching to the lefties in tight spots with Romero on the mound.

        • jjyank

          Maybe Farrell has a binder, too.

    • The Real Greg

      No

  • jjyank

    Steve Pearce: Baseball. Player.

  • Hummingbird S.

    our TB offense working so far..

  • Hoss

    Small Ball Sam!

  • Mr. Eddard

    There you go. That’s how you play the game. Should have tried this last night.

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

    My friend came to visit me, cause I told her I was bored before the game started. Nice of her, but I missed like 3 innings. What happened, how’d we score? Is Steve Pearce a True Yankee (TM) yet?

    • The Real Greg

      0-1 with a BB and a runs scored.

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

        He scored a run?!?!?! Was it on that sac fly?!?! If so, sadly not a True Yankee (TM) cause all the Yankees do is swing for the fences.

        /double Narrative

    • jjyank

      Swish RBI single, Grandy sac fly. Peace is a BASEBALL. PLAYER., because he stole second on a blocked ball in the dirt and is the one to score on Grandy’s sac fly. Hughes has looked pretty good. Throwing a decent amount of pitches, but that’s pretty much expected.

    • The Troll

      Lamest introduction . . . ever. I hear the internet is pretty dandy with game recaps and updates.

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

        Somebody’s grumpy. Has somebody brought The Troll for a walk and fed him today? It’s already after dark, so I figure it wouldn’t be a good idea to feed him now…but somebody’s going to need to step up and take care of this Troll otherwise we’re getting rid of him.

        • The Troll

          Damn, son. You be talking ’bout a gremlin. Get your supernatural/mythology straight, li’l britches. I’m still awaiting details on your lady friend . . . Did you get a discount rate? You must be a preferred customer by now, right?

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

            I’m confused? Are you claiming that my friend is a prostitute?

            • The Troll

              . . . . . . Uhh . . . . . . .

              Duh.

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

                I wish…if I had a friend who I could say “Here’s some money, blow me” I’d definitely take advantage.

                • The Troll

                  You sick bastard. You should be locked up behind bars!

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

                    Lol Mr. “high and mighty.” It’s literally the 2nd oldest profession behind hunting.

  • The Troll

    I’ve grown to seriously despise sacrifice flies. Pussy’s way out if you ask me.

    • your mom

      With this line-up you take what you can get.

  • Jag

    I’m just happy they got one there… Pearce with the smart baserunning is the only reason they got it.

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, about halfway through. 3 of the 4 hits against Romero have been by righties.

    Now this is a bit skewed by the fact that there are more righties in the lineup than lefties, but its still ain interesting note.

    • Tom

      Actually it’s not interesting at all… just another one of yous insane small sample observations.

      • Tom

        *your*

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Did Leiter just say the ‘v’ is silent in Hechavarria?

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

      …then how do you pronounce it?!

      • jjyank

        Sounds like they’re saying Hech-a-ber-eer-ah now. It’s weird.

      • TomH

        The Jays’ announcers seem to pronounce it ETCH-eh-vah-reea

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I don’t. All the letters are silent.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And with two outs and two strikes…

    Hughes allows the requisite home run.

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

    You know you give up too many homers when Adeiny Hchavarria takes you long.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    1-2 HR to the fucking #9 hitter.

    • Hummingbird S.

      first career HR…

  • Hummingbird S.

    get to 2 strikes, allow a bunch of foul balls and then a HR.. great job Phil

  • Nathan

    Come on Hughes…todays the day we need a 7 or 8 inning game from you. #notanace

  • Mr. Eddard

    From 0-2 to HR. Joke. Damnit.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s a stadium special.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Was that such a bad pitch? Seemed like it was a fastball out of the strike zone.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what I’m saying.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, maybe he could have gotten it up a bit more, but that would have been a ball.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Fastball up in the zone, not up out of the zone.. on a 1-2 count nonetheless.. It was a bad pitch

      • The Real Greg

        It was away. It was almost in the same location as the last fastball.

        • Hummingbird S.

          You are not watching the same game.

          • The Real Greg

            Oh yes I am. It was a bit further down than that pitch, but it still was out of the zone.

  • The Real Greg

    I dont blame Hughes for that one. Pitch was up and away where he wanted it.

    • Alkaline

      Just a tad in reach for the hitter. Another inch or so and that might not be a HR.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Leiter said it was too good of a pitch and I go by what he says. Mistake by Phil.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Like I said last night, Heche = Bizzarro Ciriaco

    • your mom

      Why must you bring up that name? I fucking hate that guy with a passion.

    • your mom

      Cano sucks against LHP this year.

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

    Can someone explain why every team’s scrubs come to life against the Yankees? It can’t just be perception right?

    • TomH

      It’s Oedipal, in the psychoanalytic sense. The Yankees represent authority (the Father!). In Canada there is the additional fact that the Yankees = authority = America = New York City (for which Torontonians have urban envy).

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

        Well that about sums it up.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      It’s hard to look up, but it’s most likely just perception. We don’t notice all the crappy hitters who fail to do anything against the Yankees night after night, we just notice the rare ones who have big nights.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Nixy should be DHing over Andruw. Let’s play some more small ball and bunt him over to 2nd.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awful AB by Jeter. Not what we need with this lineup.

    • The Real Greg

      That was probably his worst AB in about 2 weeks.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Totally negates all his other at-bats! YEAH!!!

  • jjyank

    Interesting thought about designating a roster for a given day of ~28 or so guys, but having the 40 man roster available for that designation. Thoughts?

    • Alkaline

      It is interesting, but a lot of guys could be waiting around awhile in between playing time.

      • jjyank

        True, but the most of the minor league teams’ seasons are over anyway. With up to 40 guys available to sit on the bench/bullpen, a lot of them would be waiting awhile anyways. I’m not making an argument for or against it, but I never really thought about it before. It makes some sense to me, but I haven’t decided yet whether or not I like it.

        • Alkaline

          Oh. I’m playing a game with this game on in the background. I didn’t realize they were only talking for September.

    • Tom

      They also have to require all starting pitchers to be designated… (otherwise you effectively are playing with a 32 man roster on a given day)

      I’d favor the idea of a 26 man roster designated each day and any starter that has pitched in the last 6 games has to be on that roster, barring injury of course (so people can’t game it by taking starters on and off day to day)

      I think the idea of a 40 man roster is absurd, and other than it being in place for a long time there is little logic to it….

  • Mike N

    Interesting that Pearce is DHing. I saw him in the outfield at the Astros-Mets game last Friday, and he nailed Wright trying for two from right field on a ball that hit the wall. Dunno if this was a total aberration, but I remember thinking, Man, that fucker’s got an arm.

  • The Real Greg

    It will be bases loaded for Pearce, I bet.

    • The Real Greg

      That surprises me a bit.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Damnit. They’ve had men on for the top 3 hitters and haven’t taken advantage. I guess it’s up to Sam to manufacture another run.

    • The Real Greg

      Yes they have. Swisher drove in a run you know.

  • DERP

    Big inning here

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

      So. Much. Win.

  • TomH

    Romero is looking like his old self tonight. Hasn’t pitched this well since his last meeting with the Yankees.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ahh the old 0-2 to leadoff walk. that usually ends well.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    So Phucking Phrustrating Phil.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Phopposite of Phenomenal

  • your mom

    0-2 to a BB. WTF Hughes?

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

    Everybody, including Suzyn Waldman is very down on Phil..who is probably 3 innings away from having an ERA in 3′s

    • your mom

      Every time he gets close to a sub 4.00 ERA he implodes.

    • Chilango

      He’s been inconsistent. Bad April and May. Great June and July. August ERA 4.50. 6 innings may be one too many tonight.

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

      He could throw a perfect game and it would be the most frustrating perfect game ever. The results are better than the process I guess.

    • Mike N

      Ma and Pa were harshing on Phil even in the pre-game.

  • The Real Greg

    This ump is starting to squeeze

  • Mr. Eddard

    Phil’s getting squeezed now. This is trouble.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Hughes about to blow the game.. Great.

  • The Troll

    Implosion inning? Probably.

  • The Real Greg

    That walk is not on Hughes. The ump squeezed him on the first two pitches

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

    …why is Derek Lowe warming up in a close game.

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

      TEH SIXTH INNING GUY!

      Also am I the only one kinda glad that Girardi isn’t quite as hard headed about marrying relievers to innings this year? Not the it mattered, I just got sick of people bitching about it.

    • Mike N

      Oh, lordy.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      He’s probably better than Eppley and Joba at this point. All righties coming up. Soriano and Robertson may be unavailable today.
      Derek Lowe is almost definitely going to pitch in this game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    God, with the way that ball kept tailing closer and closer to the pole, I started to fear that was gonna leave the yard.

    • Mike N

      That part of the field is like a black hole for home runs.

  • The Real Greg

    Got out in front of it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that pitch was sooooooo bad. Phil got lucky.

  • Mr. Eddard

    Jesus, that was close. Fly ball Phil got the fly ball.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh, well done Robbie.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Hell yes Robbie!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a throw by Cano, wow.

  • The Real Greg

    WOW. The Blue Jays run themselves out of the inning.

  • Rich in NJ

    Luck is good too.

  • Mike N

    WOW!

  • flamingo

    That went really well, actually!

  • DERP

    YES

  • Chilango

    Hughes gets out of it. Baseball is all luck.

  • Jag

    Yay Robbie!

  • Mr. Eddard

    What a play by Robbie! A little luck finally goes our way.

  • The Real Greg

    Not only that, but with 97 pitches, Joe can go batter to batter with Hughes in the 7th.

  • CUYanks

    Matt Kemp basically just killed himself on the center field wall in Colorado.

    • Pat D

      RIP Bump Bailey.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Im a bit late, but what a play by Robbie… amazing.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s how bad Romero’s luck has been.

    Finally he ptiches well, and he still might lose the game.

  • Mr. Eddard

    One more inning, Phil. Robertson and Soriano are pitching tonight only because there’s no one else, sad as it is.

  • Kramerica Industries

    White Sox win six straight, go to Baltimore, and now can’t score runs.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Mr. Eddard

      And they were swept by the Royals right before they swept us. It’s just amazing.

    • jjyank

      It’s almost as if…you…can’t…predict…wait for it….BASEBALL!!!!

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    can we just add Granderson to the list of platoon bats? he has regressed back to his pre-Kevin Long form.. or maybe he’s coming back down to his real talent level, which is a platoon CF

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

      Didn’t he go yard against a lefty, just yesterday?

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

        His OPS split is like, 20 points.

    • TomH

      I’m getting skeptical about Long. He didn’t do diddly for Jeter, and I don’t see that he’s done anything much for ARod. In fact, I hope ARod avoids him when he’s cleared for action.

      • jjyank

        A hitting coach’s approach can’t work for everyone. And A-Rod speaks very highly of K-Long. How do you know that it’s K-Long’s fault, and not A-Rod’s various health issues such as hip, knee, etc. are the real problem?

        • Mike N

          My impression is that Long has helped A-Rod a lot when he has gone through discombobulated stretches at the plate. And what possible complaint could anyone have about Long vis a vis Jeter???

          • jjyank

            I agree with you. A-Rod has credited Long for a lot, and Gary Denbo maybe just knew Jeter’s natural swing better. That’s not a knock on Long, that’s just a credit for Denbo. Long’s stride-less approach didn’t work for Jeter, but like I said, no hitting coach can fix every hitter. That’s a ridiculously unrealistic expectation.

          • TomH

            Did Jeter not abandon Long’s tutelage when he went to Tampa to recuperate. He was discreet about WHOSE, but I got the impression he was rejecting advice he had been receiving.

            I’m sure ARod speaks warmly of Long. That wasn’t my point.

            • jjyank

              I addressed the Jeter thing above. Your expectations are unrealistic.

              • TomH

                I have no expectations! I just have suspicions. For all the claims about Long’s greatness, this is a team that seems to be less formidable at the plate than it should be.

                Norm am I saying that a hitting coach should be able to cure everybody. My suspicion is that naturally great hitters, like ARod and Jeter, who have had many years of success, ought to be careful about making too many “adjustments” at the suggestion of mere hitting coaches.

                Long has been dining out on the Granderson story for nearly two years.

                • jjyank

                  A-Rod is getting older and has dealt with several rather major injuries. I can’t possibly blame the hitting coach for that.

                  And he hasn’t just “spoken warmly” about Long, he’s borderline worshipped the ground he walks on. So his fix didn’t work for Jeter? Do they need a new hitting coach now? Too much emphasis is being put on the coaches here.

                  • TomH

                    Hitting coaches are not for geniuses. They’re for ordinary performers. Nor have I suggested ditching him, merely that he receive, for once, some skeptical attention. Hell, Girardi sure gets it.

                    And as I keep saying–this is a point of simple logic–who CARES how warmly ARod may be speaking of him. And how do you KNOW that ARod’s performance this year was affected only his age or those ailments (he’s denied the latter). I mean the HR problems in particular, but also the problems with lefthanders.

                    • jjyank

                      That was my point, in reverse. You don’t know that his problem stemmed from a lack of a god hitting coach, just as you don’t know if his problems stemmed from injuries. So what is your point, exactly? “Skeptical attention”? Alright then. This seems pointless.

  • your mom

    Oh look, Grandy K’d.

  • The Troll

    Wow. 7 pitches and Grandy continues to suck ass. I’m about at wit’s end here. I cannot remember a season ever being this ridiculous. I’m another bad stretch from kicking my pinstriped addiction.

    • jjyank

      Go for it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    With a win tonight, the A’s will be 44-22 in their last 66 games.

    Where did this turnaround come from, and how are they maintaining it even now that they aren’t walking off every other home game?

    • your mom

      They got youth and grit.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Phuck this umpire.

  • your mom

    Fucking HP ump is killing me.

  • Mike N

    Maybe that’s it for Hughes?

  • flamingo

    How many strikes has this guy called balls?! It’s ridiculous.

  • Mike N

    Nope. Interesting.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I’m caught up in Politics tonight…is Scott, I mean Sean, uhm, I mean Stephen Pierce instilling fear in the competition tonight?

    • Mike N

      Heads up base-running got him in scoring position and then he scored.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        well, there’s that.

  • The Real Greg

    this is a bit of a risk

    • your mom

      Pitching Hughes deep with a small lead is always a risk.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It is.
      But so is Derek Lowe.

      • The Real Greg

        Exactly what I was thinking. With a ragtag bullpen, it might be a risk worth taking. And Joe reaped the benefit.

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

    I’m just saying the people that are complaining that Sale got lit up by Baltimore after he shut us down, go look at the Detriot/Kansas City game.

    • The Real Greg

      But again:

      Road ERA: 3.58
      Home ERA: 1.74

      And sample size means nothing here because he’s started basically all season.

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

        A road ERA of 3.58 is still pretty beastly. That home ERA, especially in a hitter’s ball park is just god damned impressive though.

      • Tom

        Again, you are a fool. His strand rate is 90% at home which is driving his ERA…. opponents are not going to be the same over that small a sample, park effects can be all over the place…

        xFIP at home 3.05
        xFIP on the road 3.38

        Repeating the same bullshit over and over doesn’t make it any more accurate.

        • The Real Greg

          What does it matter what his strand rate is? That could just mean he settles down with runners on?

          • Tom

            Does he have some magical ability to strand runners at home that he loses on the road? Or is that a function of opponents and variance (or “luck”) because of the sample size?

            This is the problem with quoting ERA over a small sample… 1 or 2 hits with runners on a sample like that will sway the #’s

            You really can’t understand this?

            • The Real Greg

              Its not a small sample size. He’s started all year. Its not like 5 starts.

              And some pitchers feel better pitching at home than on the road.

              • Tom

                Look at the BABIP #’s below… (you seem to love that so much)

          • Tom

            I should have mentioned his strand rate on the road is ~75% (vs 90 at home)… which is primarily what is driving the ERA.

            The other stat you seem to love (until it works against you)

            Road BABIP: .312
            Home BABIP: .230

            But hey I’m sure that’s a real difference and not variance BECAUSE OF THE SAMPLE SIZE…. or maybe Chicago roles out a much better defense when he picthes at home?

            • Tom

              *rolls* (yikes)

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            90% of the time?

            Which is more likely:
            (a) This year, Chris Sale has learned to strand runners 90% of the time, but only when hes at home, despite the fact that the best pitchers have strand rates of 75%.
            (b) In the very few plate appearances that were at home with runners on where he stranded the runners, it just so happened that he stranded 90% of them, but it just as easily could have been 60% or 70% (just a few hits here and there), which would result in his ERA being close to his road ERA.

            Seriously, do you really think (a) is true?

            • Tom

              I think we are fighting a losing battle here…

              ERA over small samples rules all
              /Luis Ayala’d

              • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

                The worst part is, if we manage to convince Greg, he’ll end up drawing the wrong lessons from it and then start lecturing everyone about it. Like how he found out that BABIP is mostly luck and then started telling everyone that all of baseball is luck.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I don’t understand what that means. A small sample size is predictive if it’s “all season”? It’s 70 innings in each sample.

  • Mike N

    OH, YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    PHIL HUGHES IS TERRIBLE!!!!!

    • Mike N

      DFA HIM!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    PHIL.

  • Hummingbird S.

    congrats to Phil, nice start!

  • Mr. Eddard

    Phil pitched his heart out tonight. I think you have to pitch Robertson and Soriano tonight and trust that the big man can take you home tomorrow.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    A bit Phrustrating at times, but I’ll sign up for 7IP, 1R from Phil any day.

    • jjyank

      Or any starter, really.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        true

  • your mom

    Phil did hid part, will he get screwed again like his last outing?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Z-Mac getting smacked around :(

  • Athenian

    Yankees are 15-19 in 1 run games. Bullpen is not good right now, how much does that sway the win probability?

    • The Real Greg

      Well the fact that they avoided their middle relief.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        maybe

  • The Troll

    Would anyone tell/quote me the Yankees’ offensive rankings since the AS Break? (Runs, Average, OBP)

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Insurance runs would be much appreciated.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw Jones should call his mom

    • The Troll

      *Gran’mama

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

    Completely off topic, but Sterling just said “I’ll have Phil’s number in a minute for you, I just have to add up strike outs and walks and what not.” It got me thinking…what do broadcasters do in between innings? They can’t exactly go to the bathroom, not really enough time…

    • Mike N

      What the fuck is he even talking about? He’s got assistants to give him numbers and stats and shit.

      I think there is definitely time to take a quick whiz.

    • your mom

      They use those urinals that they have at hospitals to pee.

    • TomH

      Depends on how far away the bathroom is. Sometimes Suz will talk away more than is normal (and vice versa), suggesting that the other has gone off somewhere.

      • Mike N

        You know those two are at the age where they discuss the quality of their bowel movements when they are off mic.

        • TomH

          Ageist bullshit

  • The Real Greg

    GET HIM OUT OF HERE!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      so much hate and negativity…it’s really spoiling my RAB experience

      • The Real Greg

        But its warranted and not embellished, which is alright with me.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          well as long as it is alright with you, I guess it’s OK

          • The Real Greg

            Like if I had said “Andruw Jones needs to die” it would have been a problem.

  • your mom

    Last 2 pitches right down the pipe. Fuck Andruw Jones!

  • Kramerica Industries

    A close game headed into DRob-Sori territory.

    Please end better than last night did.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Pitchers duel on a Ricky Romero start.. might be the worst offense ever.

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

    That TGI Friday’s commercial just made me realize I have had one in my town for years now and have never been. Am I missing out?

    • Mike N

      NO! It’s absolutely disgusting!

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

        Well that’s a glowing recommendation.

    • DERP

      not sure if serious

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

        Completely serious actually. There has been a shitload of those big name restaurants springing up in my town lately since the military has been coming back. Haven’t tried half of them.

        • DERP

          You aren’t missing anything.

        • Mike N

          Dunno where you live, but I bet there are plenty of really good local restaurants that are a bajillion times better than the big chains that advertise on teevee.

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

            I live just outside Fort Drum NY, so the chains have pretty much taken over the area and wiped away anything good there may have been.

          • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

            Yes. Just ask Guy Fieri, who used to tout all the small places…until TGIF’s gave him money to tout them. What a bag of shit he is.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Very quietly, Justin Verlander has allowed 10 hits and 7 runs in two whole innings tonight to the Royals.

    Yikes.

    • widget

      Of course it’s the royals so the Tigers are only down 1 after three innings.

  • Mike N

    Nice job, D-ROB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Hiiiiiiigh Socks

  • your mom

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Drob get thru an inning so quick before.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    DRob with a 5-pitch inning.

    Weird.

  • Mr. Eddard

    5 pitches. Very nice outing from Drob.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Rays have been Yankee-like so far tonight.

    2nd/3rd, 0 out in 2nd = 0 runs

    Bases loaded, 1 out in 4th = 0 runs

    • your mom

      They’re finally hitting a stretch of bad games. If we can just beat these shitty teams we’ll be able to increase the divisional lead.

      • Mike N

        True dat!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Winning games like last night’s and tonight’s could (will?) help.

  • jjyank

    Atta boy, D-Rob. Your new son would be very proud (if he knew what baseball was yet).

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

      Talk about being born lucky. Son of a Yankee and all. Kid will probably never want for anything.

      • jjyank

        Good for him. D-Rob seems like a good guy and all, I’m happy for the Robertson family. David just needs to teach his son how to pitch, and hope he turns out a lefty :P

      • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

        Except for a father who is there for him.

  • DERP

    Rays have had second and third, no outs in addition to bases loaded one out and scored neither time.

  • Mr. Eddard

    If we do hold on to win this just remember whose manufactured run was the difference in the game.

    • Mike N

      PEARCE for POTG!

  • DERP

    Ian Kinsler = GOD

  • Athenian

    Since Jeter just batted, thought this Mitch Williams rant was perfect.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....ref=sports

    • your mom

      Yeah, I can’t stand Skip. I hate that guy, I hate Ciriaco even more though.

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

      “Mitch Williams: Skip Bayless ‘Is Clueless On The Game Of Baseball’”

      Boy that is dangerously close to the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Between his recent ineffectiveness, and the fact that this will be three straight games, and four out of five, for Soriano…

    I definitely have my concerns. Hoping for a vicious untuck instead.

  • DERP

    It is going to be so awesome when we stomp the Orioles this weekend.

    • Mike N

      I keep thinking they are a joke and not for real. So let’s hope so.

      • DERP

        I don’t think they are that great of a team, but that doesn’t really matter given how little time is left.

  • The Troll

    This offense . . . I cannot remember a Yankee offense this futile since I was old enough to appreciate the game.

    • The Real Greg

      Injuries, my friend.

      • The Troll

        I know the injuries have been brutal, but I swear . . . not so long ago it always seemed that there was a impact rookie waiting in the wings. I mean, damn, this offense . . . It makes me want to vomit. The year of the platoon. Gross.

        • Mike N

          You realize you are delusional, right?

          • The Troll

            Yeah. That’s okay with me. I rather be a little insane than a full-blown dick head. But that’s just my opinion. I AM delusional after all.

      • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

        $200 million, bro.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Lind-Escobar-Torrealba

    Go forth.

  • CUYanks

    It would seem like Verlander’s billion-games-in-a-row 100 pitch streak is in jeopardy.

  • Chilango

    Sori don’t rely too much on the slider for fucks sake

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jobber warming up?

    I hope those are just to give him some work.

  • your mom

    Who’s starting for us tomorrow night?

    • The Real Greg

      The big guy

  • The Real Greg

    Sori’s out for blood tonight

  • Kramerica Industries

    Untuck that bitch.

  • Mike N

    HELLZ TO THE MOTHERFUCKING YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nathan

    That’s an angry untuck…I’ll take it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano really didn’t want to have to dodge those reporters again

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Untuck bitches.

    Steve Pearce’s heads up baserunning saved the season.

    • jjyank

      Fuck Wise, this is the new meme!

    • Tom

      I beg to differ…

      Putting Martin 5th and his ability to play small and get the batter over to 3rd saved the season.

  • DERP

    Nice job tonight. Wasn’t pretty, but feels good nonetheless.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it wasn’t pretty, but it’s a W!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    UNTUCKKK

  • your mom

    Yay bullpen! Yay Phil! Hoping for a blowout win tomorrow.

  • jjyank

    Un. Fucking. Tuck.

  • Kramerica Industries

    …and Baltimore keeps pace.

    The O’s are 71-57. I don’t think anyone would’ve ever expected that.

    • Cy Pettitte

      assuming the Orioles wouldn’t be competitive this year is disrespectful to Flanny.

    • The Real Greg

      And so will the A’s.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      According to everyone here, they’re the worst team in baseball and Buck is the worst manager ever.

  • flamingo

    YES.

  • Chilango

    Soriano dialed it up. Hughes gave us enough to spare us Lowe, Eppley and Rapada…nice win.

  • Mr. Eddard

    If Texas can hold on we’ll have a 5 game lead over them. Win tomorrow behind the big man. The Os have to lose 1/4 to the White Sox don’t they? We can beat them 2/3 at the stadium.

  • CUYanks

    Another day off the schedule with at least a 4 game lead in the division at the end of the day. Not bad.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      3.5 game lead

      • The Real Greg

        4 in the loss column, I think

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          nope

          • CUYanks

            You’re right. I forgot that the rainout that meant the O’s played 1 fewer game. Sorry about that.

  • stuart a

    i will take the win… offense is horrible but i wil ltake the ein.

    ump squeezed Hughes at the end at Kay cannot be bothered with talking about it.

    who looks worse out therer andruw jones or ibanez???jones looks horrible.. i pray they do not resign him next year he is toast….

    could go to robertson and soriano 3 in a row since CC is pitching tommorrow….

    they won a 1 run game without a homer, miracles do occur…

  • CUYanks

    Joe pretty much saying no Robertson tomorrow, and probably no Soriano. CC, pleeeeease pitch 9.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      and do it under 100 pitches

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    Where is Big Member?