Game 137: Two Straight


(Rob Carr/Getty)

I never thought September games at Camden Yards could be so important. The Yankees and Orioles are separated by just one game atop the AL East, so these four games could go a long way towards determining the eventual AL East champion. That said, Joe Girardi & Co. can’t worry about winning three of four or anything like that right now. The Yankees haven’t won consecutive games since winning three straight over the Rangers at home roughly three weeks ago, so just focus on tonight’s game. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP David Phelps

Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Tony says:

    This lineup actually seems respectable compared to the last few that have been run out there. Hopefully they have the same results as they did last night

  2. Nice Scheister says:

    Let’s go Phelpsie! You can do it, put your swag into it!!!

  3. JobaWockeeZ says:

    3 years ago this lineup is Murderer’s Row. Now it’s get murdered row.

    • CUYanks says:

      Well, 2009 Eric Chavez had a -39 wRC+, Granderson’s was 102 (below this year’s 112), Martin’s was 86. I’m with you on Ichiro, Ibanez, and Arod, though.

  4. Pinstripes In Cali says:

    It’s worth pointing out that but for 2 very fortunate errors (JJ Hardy and Eliot Johnson), the Yankees would have been swept in both of their past two series.

  5. Effthisnoise says:

    Is the game delayed?

  6. Nice Scheister says:

    What kinda ceremony is going on, the “Don’t Disrespect Flanny-mony?” let’s get on with it already!

    • CUYanks says:

      Though I do appreciate humor and it’s a relatively relevant meme, I have to wonder if maybe we should be a little more sensitive over a guy who committed suicide. Can’t we just direct our ridicule at Buck or Mark Reynolds or something?

  7. Nice Scheister says:

    Look at that sea of orange…whoa!

  8. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Horacio Sanz! LOL!

  9. Dick Whitman says:

    Are there more Yankee fans than Os fans there

  10. Thank you Cal Ripken ceremony, got to finish a 3rd episode of The Newsroom on my friend’s HBO Go account and didn’t miss a second of the game. Very happy about that.

  11. Nice Scheister says:

    I’m naming my next son Rolando. There’s just not enough Rolandos out there.

  12. Kramerica Industries says:

    Time to put the O’s in their place.

  13. Wow, this line up, at least for the first 6 or 7 batters actually looks like a legitimate major league line up.

  14. dontchaknow says:

    i wanna see this team destroyed – send those all of a sudden O’s fans back home to get ready for football

  15. Anthony says:

    RAB + Gameday…. not the best way to learn physics.

  16. DT says:

    Swisher still lost.

  17. Hummingbird S. says:

    Please don’t shit the bed again David.

  18. dontchaknow says:


  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    wait, he dove and it worked? genius!

  20. Hummingbird S. says:

    look at that… he dove for the ball and got it!

  21. DT says:

    Cano learned to dive!

  22. Effthisnoise says:

    Lazy ass

  23. Dick Whitman says:

    So Robbie Cano can dive

  24. I fucking hate, and will continue to hate when JJ Hardy beats us in anyway.

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mcclouth and Hardy are just too good.

  26. DT says:

    Phelps doesn’t look too good

  27. Hummingbird S. says:

    Phelps looks awful already.. if not for a great play on D he would have given up 3 straight hits.

  28. CUYanks says:

    Phelps has had a rough first inning in, what, his last 3 starts?

  29. Effthisnoise says:

    Double play please

  30. Kramerica Industries says:

    And here we go…again.

  31. Electric nunez says:

    That 2nd pitch to hardy was a strike mike winters can suck it.

  32. Widget says:

    It’s Nate Mclouth, argh. Come on Phelps put on your big boy pants.

  33. ClayDavis says:

    This is what Orioles fan look like. I didn’t recognize him based on the last decade of terrible crowds. #bandwagon

  34. Electric nunez says:

    This is going to be a high scoring game.

  35. Nice Scheister says:


  36. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    This kid is great.

  37. DT says:

    Holy Crap Phelps…

  38. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Settle the fuck down Phelps.

  39. Kramerica Industries says:

    Obvious balk is obvious.

  40. Hummingbird S. says:

    this is pathetic..

  41. Electric nunez says:

    Phelps is not in a good place

  42. Widget says:

    My god this team!!!!!!!!!

  43. Kramerica Industries says:

    You gotta be kidding me Phelps.

  44. Dick Whitman says:

    Phelps is just not ready for the big stage. Too many mistakes.

  45. DT says:

    Get the bullpen up

  46. Cy Pettitte says:

    game over. good night folks

  47. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fucking awful.

  48. dontchaknow says:


  49. Dick Whitman says:

    And it’s all over. Thanks a lot Phelps you bum.

  50. Effthisnoise says:

    Thanks for showing up phelps

  51. Kramerica Industries says:


    Way to shit the fucking bed, Phelps. In the first goddamn inning, no less.

  52. Electric nunez says:

    Phelps shit tonight too.

  53. DT says:

    Get him the fuck out now please.

  54. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Why are all those ‘Yankees fans’ cheering so loudly?

  55. Hummingbird S. says:

    and people still think they can win the division with no reliable starters.. fuck you phelps

  56. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just tank every game, Get a good draft pick. Don’t trade it for Michael Pineda.

  57. Mike Axisa says:

    Thanks for showing up, David.

  58. Karl Krawfid says:

    Too much pressure for the kid. Damn.

    Loving the 2 strike fastballs away though. Call something else damn.

  59. Mike says:

    Wow, you gotta be kidding me.

  60. Anthony says:

    Not sure if David Phelps… or Ivan Nova

  61. Widget says:

    hahahahha. That was easy. I assume the Orioles parade is tomorrow.

  62. ClayDavis says:

    Ibanez should have to that

  63. AnthonyD says:

    Holy shit.

  64. ClayDavis says:

    Throw one at him. Make thing interesting

  65. crosetti32 says:

    Jesus! Climb the frickin wall!!!!!

  66. Electric nunez says:

    Ok so who is longman tonight

  67. Nice Scheister says:

    Nova will be back in 7-10 games.

  68. CUYanks says:

    There is something particularly insufferable about these sketchy Orioles “fans.”

  69. karel capek says:

    Inauspicious? Downright bad.

  70. your mom says:

    Okay, just let Phelps eat as many innings as possible. Even if he gives up 10 runs. Fuck it.

  71. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is such a fucking joke.

  72. ClayDavis says:

    How about blowing another 0-2 count

  73. Hall and Nokes says:

    Well now the question is can the Yankees get four?

    Hits, I mean.

  74. DT says:

    Derek Lowe could have give us this shit

  75. Suzyn’s calling for Derek Lowe to have started tonight…she does realize he has been awful right?

  76. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Restock the farm, forget this season. Maybe the next. Even if they make the ALDS they’ll get swept.

  77. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    I thought Daryl Rasner was gone?

  78. dontchaknow says:

    i feel like boston from last year…………… gonna cut my wrist now

  79. Kramerica Industries says:

    Throw in an 0-2 to walk PA.

    The Yankees didn’t have enough of those against the Rays.

  80. crosetti32 says:

    Winfield would have caught that.

  81. Electric nunez says:

    How about we get joba to hit there stars and hurt them for the series

  82. The Real Greg says:

    This is kind of the dilemma the Yankees face. Its very hard to develop young players and compete at the same time.

  83. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh good, Derek Lowe.

  84. Hummingbird S. says:

    great farm system.. one great player after another coming up huge for the Yankees.

  85. Nice Scheister says:

    Where have these “fans” been the past 10 years? Shit…lemme dust off the O’s hat and put up the Yanks one, it’s gonna be a long fall.

  86. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Welcome back to the rotation, Ivan.

  87. Pat D says:

    Well, I’m in no mood to sit in front of this, so……yea.

  88. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    May as well see what Warren can do.

  89. Tom says:

    It’s the same shit over and over 0-2, 1-2 the Yankees either miss by a ridiculous amount where it’s an easy take or the pitch is too good.

    He had Jones 0-2 and then threw 2 pitches that were ridiculously easy takes.

    Reynolds 0-2 and again the next 2 pitches are easy takes.

    Do any of the Yankee pitches not name Kuroda or CC know how to miss out of the zone (without missing by a 1 foot or two?)

  90. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    If this was CC, everyone would be calling him a ‘warrior’.

  91. Widget says:

    Every other team fighting for a playoff spot did something to get better for the stretch drive. Cashman got Ichiro, Lowe, and crap. Hate this team

  92. Nice Scheister says:

    The Yankes WILL win this game, they’ve scored four runs plus in the first and still lost, the O’s can do it too!

  93. Widget says:

    Seems to me, again I know I’m way wrong, but it seems like the Yankees pitching stuff has been worse since Rothschild and Martin got here.

  94. Electric nunez says:

    You have to bring nova back now

  95. Effthisnoise says:

    Alright let’s get a few back

  96. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    All we need is Darrell Rasner and this could be my least favorite Yankee team of my lifetime.

  97. AnthonyD says:

    For those killing the Orioles fans, I guess none of you went to or saw Yankee games on TV in the 80s / early 90s.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      Even mid-90′s (though the strike played a big part of that)
      Orioles average so far this year: 24,921
      Yankees average attendance 1995: 23,521
      1996: 27,789

    • Hall and Nokes says:

      True, to a degree. Baltimore has historically had attendance issues with the exception of the first few years at Camden. Check out their crowds in the glory years (’69-’73).

  98. DC says:

    Where are all those guys that were ready to proclaim Phelps as our 2/3 pitcher a few months ago?

    • The Real Greg says:


    • Mike Axisa says:

      Q: “At what point do we re-evaluate his ceiling?”
      A: “When he has sustained success.”

      Applies to 2012 Phelps and 2011 Nova.

      • It’s clearly obvious that he’s going to be an above average pitcher going forward. I forget who was trying to convince me that Phelps would be more valuable than Choo and shouldn’t even be in the conversation in trading for him. Saying that he knew he would out preform his scouting report based on 60IP.

    • Tom says:

      Longman in the bullpen are like backup QB’s, a few good stretches in relief and everyone wants them to start… until they actually start and people realize why they were not starting in the first place.

      I like Phelps and he’s fine as a spot starter, but he’s not exactly a top prospect or a guy with a big ceiling.

      • DC says:

        I hope he proves me wrong, but I think he’s going to be exactly what the scouts projected – a back end of the rotation guy.

    • Tom says:

      Again 1-2 and the high fastball that is not even close enough to tempt the batter… and Martin congratulates him on this? (He did the same thing against Adam Jones)

      While it’s good to change eye levels, if it so far out of the zone where it’s an easy take, I’m not sure it does all that much.

  99. Cy Pettitte says:

    where is Sergio Mitre when you need him.

  100. Cuso says:

    Rothschild was brought in on the premise that he was going to “fix” A.J.

    So why is he still here?

  101. Effthisnoise says:

    1st inning was annoying, but for some reason i feel like the yanks are gonna get this game

  102. Kramerica Industries says:

    Guess the Yankees will have to try and go about this one another way. It was worth a shot.

  103. Hummingbird S. says:

    4 batters up, 4 groundouts in 12 pitches. Offense is still pathetic.

  104. Electric nunez says:

    Yankees will win tonight
    Believe it
    It will happen
    -Micheal Strahan

  105. Nice Scheister says:

    Is anyone else’s looping back to previously shown footage as though it’s live and randomly going to commercial breaks in the middle of an inning? Started on PS3, went to iPad then 360 and it’s doing it on all three systems. Very annoying.

  106. Kramerica Industries says:

    Not enough weak grounders off Yankee bats.

  107. Anthony says:

    Man, I was really convinced Phelps would make a better starter than Nova. Granted, he hasn’t started too many games yet… but none of his starts thus far have been promising.

  108. AnthonyD says:

    How much more blood can we squeeze from Chavez and Ibanez? Any?

  109. The Real Greg says:

    For all the good Brian Cashman has done the last few years, he has had a horrible year.

    Pineda-Montero (I personally understand the move, but for now, it flopped)
    Lack of help at the trade deadline.

  110. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I wonder if Obama will accept the nomination tonight. Or if he’ll just go on stage and make poop noises with his mouth.

  111. Effthisnoise says:

    Man Grandy is in a funk

  112. Electric nunez says:

    Mesh network hard to listen too.

  113. Cy Pettitte says:

    Granderson got hit on the head and when he woke up someone told him he was 2011 Adam Dunn

  114. Hummingbird S. says:

    6 batters up, 5 groundouts 1K in 22 pitches. Offense is beyond pathetic.

  115. Stratman9652 says:

    Go out to walk the dog and come back to a 4 run deficit. Sounds about right.

  116. The Real Greg says:

    My theory is that the Yankees got the 10 game lead and then took their foot off the petal and now can’t get restarted. Complacency driven by the stats and the media.

    Complacency and Injuries.

  117. karel capek says:

    Will the Yankees win?
    Maybe if they score some runs.
    Can’t predict baseball.

  118. mt says:

    Wonder if Phelps starts in Boston on Wednesday (after Kuroda starts on Tuesday) – they could skip Phelps and go straight to Hughes, CC, Garcia and then insert Nova in Tampa Bay series when fifth spot comes around again – of course, Nova wasn’t pitching well when he got hurt but at least he is an alternative.

    This assumes Garcia does not suck even worse – hard to pull 2 starters from rotation.

    Kuroda and CC really have to step up – not sure we will get much more from Hughes and his 90 mph fastball for rest of season.

  119. Here Comes the Pizza says:


  120. DT says:

    Phelps has nothing right now. His outs are hard hit.

  121. The Zen Troll says:

    Zen Troll back to wish everyone a jolly, joyful, jaunty, and jovial evening! I hear that Phelps has had some trouble thus far . . . NO WORRIES! The Yankees will win. I have no doubt about it. Positive thoughts and happy cocks will paint the world with 28!

  122. Kramerica Industries says:

    David Phelps is clearly overthrowing.

    I’m not even a mechanics expert, but it looks like he’s flying open before he releases the ball.

  123. AnthonyD says:

    The beer is awful but that Heineken commercial is pretty good

  124. DT says:



    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

      Why do you have to exaggerate what other people say in order to make yourself look smart?
      Just be a person and be real, miss.

  125. Stratman9652 says:

    Matt Wieters is a mean looking dude.

  126. DT says:

    So how did Hammel go from terrible to ace like this year? He nearly doubled his K/9 from last year.

  127. Kramerica Industries says:

    Leave it to Russell to put together the first AB of the game.

  128. Effthisnoise says:

    Nice AB russel

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    kind of hilarious that Martin is by far our best hitter right now.

  130. Tom says:

    Solid AB by Martin… he’s been swinging better of late.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      It’ll stop at some point. He’s gone through about five of these week-long hot streaks that make you think he’s figuring it out. He’s been better in the second half, but sheesh.

      • The Zen Troll says:

        Never underestimate the Canucks. They are resilient mother-clubbers! Martin is the spark that the Yankees have been waiting for. TO THE PROMISED LAND THEY GO!

  131. Cuso says:

    Yeah, Raul! Eat that! You’re relegated to “protecting” Russell til you hit better.

    so there.

  132. Cy Pettitte says:


  133. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


  134. Marcy says:

    How many innings did Phelps have last year? Could this be a problem?

    Oh man – that was bad luck

  135. Effthisnoise says:

    Damns. Ripped it

  136. Kramerica Industries says:

    That’s just lovely.

    This series is off to a swimming start.

  137. The Zen Troll says:

    Russel Martin is the harbinger of #28. The Canadian will lead this sorry band of veteran kooks over the hill, through the trenches, and into the Canyon of Heroes! Believe in 28 and 28 will believe in you! GOOO YANKEES! The fight has only just begun!

  138. Cuso says:

    And Ichiro just filled his one-hit-per-game-quota on a two-out meaningless worm-burner

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn, Ichiro used up his one hit of the series with two out and none on.

  140. Tom says:

    If the Yankees put AB’s together the rest of the game like they have this inning I think they have a decent chance at coming back.

  141. DT says:

    Well at least we’re making solid contact now. Baby Steps.

  142. CUYanks says:

    This inning might a good sign. Some good contact. We shouldn’t forget that Hammel is returning from a LONG DL stint and could start to crumble at any time.

  143. Reverse Mormon says:

    Everyone else has sucked but at least it has been fun watching the Captain this year. Just shows up every day and gets hits every day.

  144. Kramerica Industries says:

    Strike out some more, Swish.

  145. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow Swisher fucking sucks right now. sit down scrub.

  146. DT says:

    i swear the number 2 hole must be cursed by Nick Johnson or something.

  147. Wow…Swish is just LOST right now. Like John Locke levels of Lost.

  148. Cuso says:

    True Swisher is back

  149. Reverse Mormon says:

    Swisher has shown up every day too…and strikes out every day…

  150. Anthony says:


  151. oldmanalex says:


  152. DT says:

    Swisher is trying to hard to save us some money.

  153. Effthisnoise says:

    Yanks put together some good AB s there. If phelps can keep settled down they can pounce all over hammels

  154. Electric nunez says:

    Swisher the most unclutch pile on in garbage time player ever…but he is a fun lovin guy so there that.

  155. One benefit of this inning: doubled Hamel’s pitch count. I mean he has to be on some limited pitch count after such a long DL stint, no?

  156. Cy Pettitte says:

    what is our outfield’s triple slash the last 10 or so games? I’m guessing like .150/.185/.280

  157. Electric nunez says:

    Maghee and pierce can play 1st too. Swisher needs to sit.

  158. oldmanalex says:

    I really think girardi needs to try to lead off with ichiro and bat jeter second. put that scrub swisher in the bottom third.

  159. Thank god, live look in while John and Suzyn have Ripken in the booth I might actually find out what happens for a bit this inning.

  160. Defensive Indifference says:

    Swish needs some laughers so he gets some garbage time.

  161. Cy Pettitte says:

    Weiters: .240/.320/.419 overall triple slash, coming into today against the Yankees .396/.475/.623, so even higher now.

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck yea Robbie. take that asshole out.

  163. Kramerica Industries says:

    Welcome back to the big leagues, Hammel.

    Not that I wish ill on anyone, but still…

  164. Suzyn just informed me, breaking news: Cal Ripken was a baseball player. Who knew?

  165. Marcy says:

    Swisher is squeezing the bat like he does post-season. I’m not sure about post season Ichiro(if they get there) – I guess if you can’t hit, you can’t hit.

    I really like Kenny. I loved when he did games w/Bobby Murcer but I hate when he does the Oriole games.

    I’m not a Ripken fan – I’ll stop there.

  166. Mick taylor says:

    I restatemy prediction now that these games are pressure filled like playoff games swisher will choke. Idiot cashman could have had Carlos Beltran for the money he spent onjones a md swisher

  167. Effthisnoise says:

    If he played for the yanks his arm would of exploded and he’d be out for 2 years

  168. Marcy says:

    So many pitchers hit this year – seems like more than usual. I mentioned it yesterday.

  169. That must have clipped him pretty good if it got all the way to the outfield after hit off his elbow.

  170. Kramerica Industries says:

    If he’s going to stay in the game, light him up like the fucking fireworks.

  171. Cuso says:


    Be stubbornnn….

    I can feeeel your anger! Strike me down with it and take your place at the right hand of your fatherrrr.

  172. Cuso says:


    Be stubbornnn….

    I can feeeel your anger! Strike me down with it and take your place at the right hand of your fatherrrr.

  173. Chilango says:

    Hammels is staying in. Wow.

  174. Cy Pettitte says:

    hooray for small ball, moving the runner over.

  175. Cuso says:

    The hell is A-Rod swinging at that crap first pitch for?

  176. Effthisnoise says:

    You just know Girardi would have pulled him and then rested him for a week

  177. Marcy says:

    Ooh – Mark Sanchez’s woman on stage @ DNC. Thank G-d 4 Eli

  178. Oh, you just took a line drive right off of your pitching elbow? Let me just swing at the first pitch for you…

  179. Cy Pettitte says:

    hit him on the elbow with a line drive, he gets better. Orioles magic.

  180. Kramerica Industries says:

    That’s one run.

  181. Marcy says:

    Mazel Tov

  182. Hummingbird S. says:

    it’s impossible to score when you have awful AB’s like this one by Chavez. He took a fastball middle of the plate for a strike, swung at a FB out of the plate, fouled off a hanging breaking ball and struck out on a pitch that bounced in the dirt. Pathetic.

  183. DT says:

    Russ remembered he’s Russ again

  184. Kramerica Industries says:

    Two strike outs after taking a liner off the elbow.

    You really can’t make that up.

  185. Nice Scheister says:

    Here comes THE PAIN!!!

  186. Anthony says:

    I don’t think anything is as irritating as the gameday notification for a strikeout. how many times am I going to see that tonight. god.

  187. Hummingbird S. says:

    it seems like no hitter can lay off that breaking ball in the dirt.. I miss the days the Yankees had hitters with good eye at the plate

  188. Big Member says:

    big member has been thinking bout 2014 free agents bcause as it looks like right now, offseason will come sooner then usualy. i have reaearceched and analised the free agents bats of this offseason and have cum up with the following:

    C: AJ Perzinksi. One of the grittiest players in the game. he does everything to make sure that his team wins. he aint no joe the slow, he will make sure we retaliate when our guys get hit. he will block the plate with his body and aint gonna take no shit from anyone
    DH: Matsui. When was the yankees the champions last time? 2009. who was the mvp? This guy. he is a truer yankee than anyone on the roster not named derik. not to mention that he will be surounded by his good friends ichiro and kuroda

    CF: Tory Hunter. normally i hate men with lesbian names but i will make an exception for mr.hunter. why? becasue this man has wn more gold gloves than you have ingers on yor hands. he will become a good hommies with granderson and maybe he will teach him a thng or 2 about the game of basebal.

    RF: Josh Hamliton. I already explained it prevusly. but to remind everyone, his performance will be naturaly enhaced by the freedom of drinking in new york. i mean his biggest flaw is sitting on the bench and only being in 120 games per year but he cant play when he is under withdrawal or in detox so if he is drunk 24/7 we wont have an issue.

  189. Tom says:

    Wow that ball carried…

  190. Karl Krawfid says:

    A-Rod no leg kick at all.

    A little toe tap and leg twist.

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow Phelps is giving Grandy a good work out.

  192. Kramerica Industries says:

    I know that they don’t count for runs, but it would behoove Phelps to stop giving up warning track shots.

  193. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me? get him out of this game.

  194. Karl Krawfid says:

    It all falls down :(

  195. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Might want to take him out.
    He’s getting hit very hard.

  196. DT says:

    Goddamit are making it easy for them. Get Lowe up.

  197. Kramerica Industries says:

    And that’s why.

    David Phelps is gonna make Hughes jealous with his penchant for home runs.

  198. Hummingbird S. says:

    It takes a fucking struggle to score a single run and this little motherfucker gives it all right back. I rather have lowe pitching, he is not this bad.

  199. Tom says:

    Granderson playing deep; only took a couple of years to figure out Granderson doesn’t go back on the ball well.

    Yeah you’ll give up a few extra singles but that’s one, possibly 2 extra base hits if he’s shallow (the first flyball might still have been caught.

  200. Widget says:

    Gotta love the shutdown innings. Go Yankees pitching.

  201. Robert Fucking Andino? Wow Phelpsy. I want to root for you, but you’ve made it incredibly difficult.

  202. Reverse Mormon says:

    Third time a charm for the Os. Balls are getting smoked.

  203. wow says:

    yep. still pitiful. this team’s going nowhere.

  204. Kramerica Industries says:

    Get him the hell out of there.

    Lowe sucks, but you can’t do worse than this horse shit from Phelps tonight.

  205. DT says:

    Girardi to Phelps: It would be nice if you stop giving up fucking homeruns. Stop hanging out with Phil Hughes.

  206. Chilango says:

    Lowe and Rapada up for the second act of the farce.

  207. Mick taylor says:

    Now that these games are pressure filled like playoff games swisher will choke. Idiot cashman could have had Carlos Beltran for the money he spent on swisher and jones. Please don’t resign swisher

  208. Nathan says:

    Just got home…looked at the score, shook my head.

    So…looks like David “Don’t Call Me Michael” Phelps is having a rough night huh?

  209. DT says:

    At least they are hitting the ball hard of Hammels.

  210. Wow, It’s official. Sterling’s dry humps have become more annoying than my girlfriend’s freshman year of high school.

  211. Reverse Mormon says:

    Ichiro mashing.

  212. Chilango says:

    Getting some good AB against Hammels.

  213. Tom says:

    MASN announcers are fools.

    “the guys up the middle were heading to the dugout after that 3-2 pitch”

    Sounds nice and colorful… ecept that there was 1 out. Even if it was a strike; did they change the rules to 2 outs per inning?

  214. DT says:

    Not a strike.

  215. According to Game Day that was right down the middle, maybe on the outside half of the plate. What was Jeter complaining about?

  216. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’m almost in awe of how badly the Yankees are playing now. It’s unreal. I know they’re hurt, but they should still be at least OKAY. Almost the entire lineup AND the rotation are slumping. I know we’re not putting our best quality players out there, but even most of them aren’t THIS bad.

    It’s insane.

  217. The way Swish is swinging the bat he should be taking 3-1

  218. Tom says:

    keyhole this pitch Swisher – take anything offspeed

  219. Cy Pettitte says:

    now would be a good time Robbie….

  220. Reverse Mormon says:

    What’s up with black patent leather belts on some of the yanks? Can get to the club quicker after the game?

  221. Hummingbird S. says:

    nothing but fastballs up in the zone… I wonder how many of those can they fail to put in play.

  222. Tom says:

    Ughh… two fastballs down the middle. Got to think curve in the dirt

  223. Chilango says:

    Swisher actually laid off an off speed pitch

  224. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow great at bat Robbie. way to step up.

  225. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’ve never had such a complete sense of futlity about the Yankees before. At times I’ve felt that our chances were very bleak, but never before was I so SURE we wouldn’t score (or win).

    This is happening regularly.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      They went 9-17 to finish 2010, which felt atrocious. I think this probably feels different due to the collapse, and the very real possibility of missing the playoffs.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        I remember that, but I would remember and admit if I felt as bad then. I didn’t.

        Hell, I didn’t even feel as bad as this in 08′. You’re right, it’s the collapse that really does it.

  226. DT says:

    Oh come on Cano. You’re making staurt a looks smart.

  227. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hammel takes a fucken liner off the elbow, and the Yankees have barely done anything about it.

    This team…wow…

  228. Anthony says:

    You can practically script each inning the Yanks are up to bad. Amazing.

  229. BigBlueAL says:

    How many strikeouts tonight have come on swinging and missing at a pitch that bounces in the dirt?? Ridiculous.

  230. The Yankees will bring the tying run on base this game. Also, Nate McLouth is a very strange looking guy.

  231. Nice Scheister says:

    Robbie…why? He ALWAYS swings at that pitch, disgusting.

  232. Cy Pettitte says:

    you just gotta pitch around Mclouth with a LOOGY, he’s too good.

  233. LOOGY comes in to get Lefty immediately goes 3-0.

  234. Tom says:

    Why the hell does Girardi have a lefty specialitst against a .213 hitter with Adam Jones on deck?

    You burn one of your lefty specialists to get out Nate McClouth in the 5th inning?

  235. Marcy says:

    Melky got busted on the 15th of Aug., I think.
    Robbie was batting .311 with 25 homers and 68 RBIs,on that date.
    He then”had a stiff neck” and was out for a few days.
    Those 2 are so tight – how much did it affect him? What can they do about it? I don’t know-

  236. Marcy says:

    Is this a give up?

    • Tom says:

      No.. the Yankees have no competent righties in the pen except So/Ro

      The options are Warren, Lowe, Joba, Eppley. At this point that’s a pick’em I think.

  237. Chilango says:

    When was the last time one of our starters had a quality start? The Rangers series?

  238. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’m going to say that A-Rod pops out.

  239. Tom says:

    Why is Chavez hitting?

  240. Effthisnoise says:

    Fuck this, you will not catch lightening in a bottle twice with this scrub

  241. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    UNBELIEVABLE. His fucking ERA is over 5!

    We fucking suck.

  242. Kramerica Industries says:

    I miss the Eric Chavez could hit the ball with any kind of decency.

  243. DT says:

    Good thing we didn’t McGhee. God forbid he hits against a lefty.

  244. Widget says:

    Hahahahahah. This is past comical at this point.

  245. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Girardi. idiot.

  246. The Real Greg says:

    Acceptance needs to start to come from the fans.

    • Acceptance leads to complacency. Acceptance of mediocre play by the fans will lead to acceptance of it from front office, which leads to us becoming The Twins. No thank you. I will continue to demand excellence.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Just for this month. Expect excellence next year because it’s not happening this year. No matter what you think, it;s not happening this year.

        • You can’t know that, and I can’t know that. I will continue to expect above average play from the Yankees, specifically Jeter, Swisher, Rodriguez, Cano, Sabathia, Kuroda, Robertson, and Soriano. If that’s not enough to at least carry us to the post season, were anything can happen, then so be it.

  247. WhittakerWalt says:

    Chavez needs more magic dust.

  248. DT says:

    Girardi knows he could have pinch hit for Chavez right? He’s zoned out right now. His ass needs to go.

  249. Kramerica Industries says:

    I’m really glad the Yankees brought their A game in the biggest game of the season.

    You know, they’ve had, like, three or four of those against the Orioles, and they’ve played like shit in every game. Just makes the whole evening better.

    • The Real Greg says:


      JobaWockzee accepted it. I accept it.

      • DT says:

        Not if we don’t make the play offs…but once in everyone will have a chance.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        Greg said they’re not going to win the world series, so fans should all rejoice as the Yankees play like shit.

        • The Real Greg says:

          I’m not saying rejoice. I’m saying accept it just for this year and move on to next year.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            They still have a chance to get to the playoffs.
            They still have a chance to advance if they get to the playoffs.
            They still have a chance to win the World Series if they advance in the playoffs.

            Real fans care about how their teams play and don’t give up on the season until it’s over, even if they don’t expect winning.

            If you don’t care to act like a real fan, fine, that’s your prerogative.

            Just don’t go around telling real fans how to act.

            • The Real Greg says:

              I could have jumped ship all those years the Yankees failed to win in the mid-aughts.

              I’m a Jets fan, for gods sakes.

              I just accept it because in the scheme of life, this team means very little. If I think that way, then i won’t become a sobbing mess like I used to be.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

                Like I said, if you choose not to care passionately about your team, fine, that’s your prerogative.

                Just don’t tell real fans not to care.

              • Rocky Road Redemption says:

                Man up and accept that, you know, what? We CAN have hope and we MIGHT have our hearts broken. So what? You don’t need to give up on the season because you’re too scared of failure.

                Stop asking all of us to have your attitude. I’m not going to get it, and I’m glad.

      • WhittakerWalt says:

        What an obnoxious thing to write. You’re basically telling everyone here to stop caring completely.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:


        We won’t know until they either win or are eliminated.

        Just accept it and stop pretending that you don’t care because you’re afraid of failure.

        Guess what? I still think they’ll win the division. I might be WRONG. It’s not the end of the world. I’ll man up and accept it.

        Stop being afraid all the time of being wrong.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        I, like most of us, am a total masochist. I still watch the Yankees every night, knowing at some point, they’re going to have that one shitty inning that loses them the game. I fucked up my right hand so much the other night that I can barely do anything without writhing in pain.

        I don’t care if they aren’t going to win the World Series. I’m going to watch this team until there are no more games for them to play. And then I’ll thank the good Lord for the off-season so that I can get my much needed break from this team. Especially of late, it’s a goddamn ordeal watching them. A punishment whose only alternative is a lengthy prison sentence.

  250. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Offense struggling badly. 6th inning. Already down 4 runs.

    Don’t give yourself a chance to take advantage of a leadoff walk by pinch hitting somebody who has a chance against a lefty.

    Thanks Joe.

    • Tom says:

      Saving Chavez for the possibility of him batting against a righty later in the game.

      Clearly that’s the smart call.

      He has like 14 people who can play 3rd now. If a righty does come up late against a righty (like McGehee or Nunez or NIx), he could pinch hit Dickerson and put yet another 3rd baseman in the field)

      It’s just mind numbingly stupid… there was at least a hint of an excuse before expanded rosters, but this saving the bat for later crap holds no water with expanded rosters.

  251. Hummingbird S. says:

    basically last night was the dead cat bounce from the Yankees.. they still suck and will blow the division

  252. WhittakerWalt says:

    Joba Hughes.

  253. Effthisnoise says:


  254. The Real Greg says:

    Alright it seems like a lot of you want Girardi or Cashman fired.

    List your replacements please.

    • Effthisnoise says:

      Don mattingly…o wait we passed on him for clueless joe

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      Tito and Oppenheimer

    • BigBlueAL says:

      I cant imagine Hal firing either of them. Cashman still has 2 years left on his contract right?? Girardi only 1 though so I could see him getting fired but again I cant see Hal or Cashman firing him.

      I would have no problem whatsoever with Francona taking over for Girardi although it would be ironic firing Girardi for managing this collapse then replacing him with Tito who was fired because of his team’s collapse last year.

    • Marcy says:

      As much as I wanted Donnie I don’t think either of them should have gotten the job. They needed someone older, more established, and someone that didn’t play with any of them. How about Willie Randolph if he learned to deal w/media?
      For GM – well, how about Lou – no, not Louie – they have the ex-Cubbie GM there but maybe Kevin Towers-
      As much as I don’t know, I’m more afraid the young elephants otherwise known as Hal & Hank don’t know. And things are going to change – they’ll still spend money but they will have a budget but never doubt there are some really smart people out there.

  255. Kramerica Industries says:

    …and the requisite Mark Reynolds home run.

  256. Cy Pettitte says:

    my god. they give up a HR every other inning to the O’s. fucking losers.

  257. Marcy says:

    I’m wrong McGehee only faced him once (though that seems amazing) and didn’t get a hit but he does have some power and man we need some power — we need some energy!

  258. Chilango says:

    I’m literally falling down laughing. They are so fucking bad, it IS funny.

  259. Effthisnoise says:

    Not like the O’s and rays are running out world beater lineups, difference is their scrubs are getting huge hits and walks off the yanks.

  260. dontchaknow says:

    haha fuck us

  261. dalelama says:

    Heartless, Gutless, and Spineless….R.I.P.

  262. Marcy says:

    What was that Cashman said? We have what we need on this team to win?
    You know, I get it – we’re spoiled after all these years but this is still shocking and they may win the East yet.

    Given that – there need to be changes. Maybe Gary Tuck comes back – he only left because Girardi made him his bench coach in Miami and wound up in Boston — and is miserable. Rob Thomson needs to go — too many times he panicked and didn’t wend the guy on 3rd because of the few times the guys were called out. There will be changes even if they’re not the ones some want.

  263. James A says:

    Fuck Matt Wieters, fuck Mark Reynolds, fuck Joba, fuck Swisher, fuck this whole thing.
    Sorry, I know this isn’t warranted at all, I don’t like being negative but this is just driving me nuts. They need something, whether it’s a great start, or a big hit, or a Girardi ejection, or a better team meeting, or a fight, or a great at bat, or an Ichiro profanity laced tirade, they just need something to wake the team up. I don’t mind going down, but I hate going down without a fight, and I know it’s easy to say that, but god damn LETS GET GOING BOYS!

    • Reggie C. says:

      C’mon now…

      This collapse falls squarely on our heads. I love that Mark Reynolds turns into an All-Star caliber hitter when he sees the Yankees in the opposite dugout. We’ve got two teams on the field headed in opposite directions. One came to play; the other came to lose.

  264. Reggie C. says:

    All this lineup is missing is Teixeira but i’ve seen the Yankees overcome his absence. The extended poor play of every single regular and bench player on this team not named Derek Jeter led to this situation.

    The Yankees are the embarrassment of NY.

  265. DT says:

    Out of the right handed bats we have, Joe uses the one that has shown no ability to hit lefties this season.

  266. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andruw finally figured out a way to get on base

  267. JonS says:

    At the end of this series, Showalter is going to send Girardi a gift basket.

  268. Cy Pettitte says:

    PH for Ichiro, then put Dickerson in RF.

  269. DT says:

    No pinch hitter for Ichiro? The hell.

  270. The sad part is, if he had gotten out of the way of that pitch it would have been a clled strike.

  271. Kramerica Industries says:

    Seriously, how many more double plays is this team going to hit into? This is Murphy’s law type shit right now.

  272. DT says:

    So not only does Girardi use his worst right handed bat, not pinch hit for Chavez…he lets Ichiro hit against a lefty. It’s official our Manager has given up.

  273. Defensive Indifference says:

    They could not be more inept if they tried. Maddening.

  274. Widget says:

    Predictable. Go 2013.

  275. DT says:

    Well if we win the next 3, all is forgiven.

  276. Tom says:

    Girardi serving the lefties up to slaughter. Won’t pinch hit for Chavez down 4 with a guy on.

    But down 5, noone on…. well that’s when you get a righty bat in.

    But well let’s let Ichiro bat against a lefty with a man on…

    Idiot. Apparently you only pinch hit with the base empty to increase the leverage?

    • DT says:

      And this is why out of everyone in the FO and staff, i think Girardi should be the one to go. He has no fucken clue what he’s doing. He mix and matches with pitchers but doesn’t do it when it comes to the offense. Fuck him.

  277. Marcy says:

    I can’t believe I want McGehee and Nunez – at least that made me laugh. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow—right?

  278. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hey Greg-Guess what?

    I am not listening to you. I am not accepting anything. I don’t care how many capital letters you use. Stop telling the rest of us how to act.

    • CUYanks says:

      Exactly. It’s a particularly lame hedge, as of course any team is unlikely to win it all, and if somehow they do, he can just chalk it up to “I’m glad I was wrong.” Just really weak.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:


        So if I think they win and I’m wrong I’ll be disappointed and have to eat crow. Big fucking deal. It’s not the end of the world. I’m not afraid of failure.

  279. Cy Pettitte says:

    Lefites futile, righties crushing him. if only they didn’t send up all those lefties the last two innings…..

  280. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fuck you Joe Girardi.

  281. DT says:

    Holy fuck Girardi…still not pinch hitting for Chavez? Are you friggin stupid? Fire this moron after the game please.

  282. ClayDavis says:

    Hey you gotta tip your cap to him. Randy Wolff is about as tough as it gets. Made some great pitches. I’m not panicking, tomorrow is another day.

  283. The Zen Troll says:

    Glad I’ve been missing this one . . . Mulan’s on ABC Family. HOLLA! Sounds like Girardi is once again managing himself out of NYC?

  284. CUYanks says:

    Strop time part deux?

  285. Matt says:

    Cano gets a 1-0 fastball literally right down the middle at 90 mph and doesn’t do a thing with it with a runner on base.

    The bottom line is that this is almost 100% on the offense. They are getting pitches to hit… and not hitting them. Yes, Phelps wasn’t great today. But they have had 11 baserunners and only scored 2 runs so far.

    Their pitching has not been that great lately, but it was due for a slump. The offense has done almost nothing to bail them out. They have not won a game in which their pitching has allowed more than 4 runs since August 8, despite this having happened 9 times since then.

    • DT says:

      Girardi isn’t helping either. We’re getting runners on late int he game but he decides it’s best to leave his lefties in to face left handed pitching…

  286. Chilango says:

    What is Joe’s binder thinking?

  287. Cy Pettitte says:

    Orioles 60-0 leading after 7. 60-1 please.

  288. Karl Krawfid says:

    No point in watching this at bat. We know the outcome.

  289. The Zen Troll says:

    Oh Schnozberries. The Grandyman’s up . . . Ominous. Strictly ominous.

  290. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hoping the Orioles get Earl Weaver’d here.

  291. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:


    (Wait, am I doing that right?)

  292. DT says:

    I’m glad the offense is showing life, despite the fact that our manager clearly isn’t.

  293. Tom says:

    Martin’s had a hot bat… but is there some guy named Dickerson on the bench?

  294. Matt says:

    Righties hitting .156 vs. Strop, lefties around .235.

    This is the moment of the game, and he is letting Martin hit here?

  295. Cy Pettitte says:

    base hit PLEASE. not even asking for a HR.

  296. CUYanks says:

    That was probably a strike.

  297. DT says:

    Martin can’t hit righties, so we leave him in for a right despite having 2 other catchers.

  298. Chilango says:

    Why is Martin batting?

  299. The Zen Troll says:

    What’s Greg’s mantra? Expect the worst and never be disappointed? Seems appropriate for the 2012 Yankees. RIGHT ON YA, GREG!

  300. The Zen Troll says:

    The REAL question is . . . Can they muster up TWO more hits to scratch the ever-elusive surface of double digitdom?

  301. Cy Pettitte says:

    C-Dick’s gotta jack one here

  302. Effthisnoise says:

    Another good AB by Martin, now come on Dickerson!

  303. Chilango says:

    Need a big dick here

  304. CUYanks says:

    Pinch run for Martin at first?

  305. Tom says:

    Green light! Play for the slam!

  306. Effthisnoise says:

    DO Not swing!

  307. Kramerica Industries says:

    Ichiro goes lift-off.

    Calling it now.

  308. CUYanks says:

    Strop is entering Monument Park status.

  309. Nice Scheister says:

    I would have stuck with Jones but please prove me wrong…

  310. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh god they’re really starting to get my hopes up…..

  311. Dick Whitman says:

    Strop can just blow Ichiro away if he can throw a strike. Ichiro can’t catch up to the FB.

  312. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    For Dickerson’s nickname I nominate Dick the Stick (reference to his bat).

  313. Defensive Indifference says:

    Ee-chi-ROW! Ee-chi-ROW! Ee-chi-ROW!

  314. Cy Pettitte says:


  315. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Man my heart is pounding.

    Let’s do this!

  316. Effthisnoise says:

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck you!

  317. CUYanks says:

    Pedro Strop for President!

  318. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


    Weak grounders ftw!!!

  319. EDDARD says:


  320. Karl Krawfid says:

    Holy shit!!!!!!!!!!

  321. Kramerica Industries says:

    That works!

    Get another base hit.

  322. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:


  323. Tom says:

    MASN with the “Kay-esque” call… and it’s a 1 run game!

  324. dontchaknow says:

    what do i do with all this blood on my wrists ???????????

  325. Nice Scheister says:


  326. Taintstick says:

    Ichiro broke the internet!

  327. Cy Pettitte says:

    Pedro Strop turned the season around?

  328. flamingo says:

    Man, this game is pretty awesome now.

  329. Defensive Indifference says:

    Nobody get up from their seats, or sit down, or move. Whatever good luck spot you found, for the love of MO, stay there until the Yanks take the lead!

  330. Chilango says:

    Haven’t seen this in awhile. So this is what clutch feels like.

  331. Mike says:

    If the Yankees win this game, I think this beats out the comeback against Boston for the Yankees best game of the year

  332. The Zen Troll says:

    Can we now declare the Yankees underdogs and never again, for the rest of the season, expect anything even remotely similar to a win? Can we do that? Don’t expect to win. Don’t expect to lose. Just expect nothing. THE YEAR OF NOTHING!

  333. Nice Scheister says:

    One more hit then, RoSo for the Untuck…

  334. CUYanks says:

    I can imagine in an alternate universe the Orioles’ Greg saying, “Nothing you can do. Bad luck dribbler.”

  335. CUYanks says:

    Robertson next inning please.

  336. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ichiro cares.

  337. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, hold the fort down…I’m guessing…DRob.

  338. Cy Pettitte says:

    4-5-6 up for the O’s. this inning is huge.

  339. murg says:

    Ichiro-pretty good for a guy that should be batting tenth because he’s of the very worst regulars in baseball

  340. Erica says:


    Just got in from the bf’s apartment, where we were watching the game and I kept violently throwing my phone down on the bed every time something stupid happened.

    And now… I got home and the Yankees tied the game.


  341. JLC 776 says:

    I would love to remember what it feels like to see the other team put up a zero after we put up a 1+….

  342. The Zen Troll says:

    Fu*kin’ Joba! Fat bastard.

  343. Defensive Indifference says:

    Long-lost curveball?

  344. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow fucking hate this team again.

  345. Erica says:


  346. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    wtf DRob

    unfucking real

  347. Effthisnoise says:

    Well fuck. Meatball

  348. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fucking buzzkill.


  349. dontchaknow says:

    okay resuming my cutting or something fuck

  350. Karl Krawfid says:

    Way to go calling for an inside fastball.

    Fucking idiots man.

  351. Mike says:

    Had a feeling that would happen. Dammit!!

  352. DT says:

    After all that…Goddamn Bullpen

  353. Widget says:

    Of course. F*ck this team. Wow. Shutdown innings assH*les!!!!!!!

  354. Chilango says:

    Now Greg’s universe is back in order

  355. JLC 776 says:

    And I should have known that would have lasted zero batters.

    Seriously, fuck this fucking team.

  356. EDDARD says:

    Ballgame. Robertson has been trash for us, cost us a game in Tampa and now this one. How do you throw that 1-2?

  357. Karl Krawfid says:

    2 strikes.

    Never fuck fails.

  358. The Zen Troll says:


  359. Rocky Road Redemption says:


  360. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    He really missed his spot on that one.

  361. DT says:

    Ugh pretty sure most people say it coming when Martin called for a ball inside. Terrible spot for Jones.

  362. Tom says:

    Just bad luck. Had he swung an inch lower he would have popped that up.

  363. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow DRob looks like shit. he’s sitting 88-90.

  364. Karl Krawfid says:


  365. Chilango says:

    All the sabermetric evidence notwithstanding, Robbie hasn’t been the same since he came off the DL

  366. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Soriano > Robertson.

  367. The Real Greg says:

    Whne your shutdown guys are getting hut, you know its not going to happem

  368. DT says:

    Okay Martin needs to stop calling the pitch there…

  369. Erica says:

    Get Cervelli to catch! Fist pumps!

  370. The Laughing Troll says:


  371. BigBlueAL says:

    Ask my bro watching the game with me. As soon as I saw Martin set up inside I said why the fuck are they going inside on him. Absolutely awful pitch selection especially with Robertson barely throwing 90 mph these days.

    • Rich says:

      How the hell you blame Martin for the bum ass Robertson completely choking in a big moment. Worst loss of the season, all that effort for nothing this team disgusts me with the total lack of heart

  372. EDDARD says:

    Not gonna win many ballgames with one effective pitcher in the bullpen. Robertson lost us a game in Tampa and has likely lost us another game tonight. Joe needs to pull the plug and go with someone else next time.

  373. DT says:

    Well this game is on the pitching. gave up 4 homeruns…Why can’t we have good pitching an hitting at the same goddamn time.

  374. Jersey Joe says:

    I have noted that the last time one of the core 4 who have been Yankees each year since ’95 (so not pettitte, astros) that when one misses at least 3/4 of the season-ish, the team did not make the playoffs

    2008: Posada
    09 none
    10 none
    11 none
    …2012: Rivera????

    I sure hope not!

  375. DT says:

    So does Russell Martin just never calls for a curveball anymore?

  376. Kiko Jones says:

    How obnoxious are these fans? First winning season since Clinton was president and they’re acting like their team’s been a contender all along. Lame.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

      They’re assholes for rooting for their team?
      (The rich kids get SO angry when things don’t go their way)

      • Kiko Jones says:

        Did I say they were assholes for simply rooting for their team? Of course not. I’m talking about acting in an unwarranted, obnoxious manner as if their team hasn’t been in the desert for the last decade and a half. They’ve gotten a taste and now…they’re like the Red Sux fans after ’07. At least those guys won 2 in 4 years, unlike the O’s and their 29 year championship-deprived stretch.

    • JLC 776 says:

      That’s true for almost all teams that have gone through long droughts. At least the Orioles fans are actually into it, unlike the useless cowbell ringing asshats in Tampa that can’t even sell 60% of the stadium for a playoff game…

    • AnthonyD says:

      Cheering for your team. Doesn’t get any more obnoxious than that.

  377. Cy Pettitte says:

    kill me now.

  378. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    fuck this fucking team

  379. Erica says:


  380. Kramerica Industries says:


  381. Karl Krawfid says:

    No curve ball again.

    Just a fucking joke.

    You would think by now teams now a 2 strike fastball is coming.

  382. DT says:


  383. flamingo says:

    This is pretty frustrating.

  384. EDDARD says:

    This game is showing us how much Dave Phelps and Dave Robertson are not ready for these pressure packed situations. Robertson tried to be a closer and it didn’t work. Phelps hasn’t been good since we started slipping and this became a race again. Another HR. Robertson is garbage.

  385. Jersey Joe says:



  386. Widget says:

    I feel relieved to know they really wanted to lose. Robertson is terrible, the fact that Mark Reynolds owns them makes me sad.

  387. JonS says:

    This is just comical now.

  388. David N says:

    I didn’t think I could hate Mark Reynolds more than I did just a few days ago.

    I was wrong.

  389. Chilango says:

    Too funny fuck me.

  390. Widget says:

    Martin is a terrible catcher. But hey, they felt like Montero couldn’t do it. Jerks.

  391. DT says:

    Someone tell D-Rob to start throwing his curve ball again.

  392. Effthisnoise says:

    They just gave all that mojo back.

  393. Nice Scheister says:

    Fuck! This team seems completely inept at having a holistic game lately. If its not the starter, it’s the offense, if it’s not the D it’s the bullpen. At this point, they deserve to lose the division lead and this game.

  394. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Robertson proving why we say most relievers are volatile. He was great last year and is now shit.

  395. Jimmy Is Key To David's Cone says:

    Wow. Just…wow.

    The offense finally, finally shows up, and Robertson turns around and just wastes it, completely. So deflationary. Failures like this kill momentum not just for the game but for a few days, and if there’s one thing that Yankees desperately desperately need it’s momentum.

    • Widget says:

      momentum does not exist in baseball. I hate when people think such a thing exists. The yankees will probably lose tomorrow because their offense or bullpen will come up short again.

      • Jimmy Is Key To David's Cone says:

        you don’t think momentum exists? what are you, a cartesian? read some newton, dummy.

      • Jimmy Is Key To David's Cone says:

        besides, baseball analysts who have ACTUALLY PLAYED THE GAME talk about momentum all the time, I will take the opinion of people who have experience with the game over your opinion thank you

  396. Kramerica Industries says:

    Yankee bullpen:


  397. JonS says:

    Is Robertson hurt? He’s lost like 4mph off his FB.

    He’s like Wade with out the other pitches.

  398. Effthisnoise says:

    Is this freaky happening?

  399. Erica says:

    I am so fucking done. Apologies to Mike Axisa for profanity; I have NO idea how else to express myself.

  400. dontchaknow says:


  401. Effthisnoise says:

    Is this really happening?

  402. DT says:

    Good thing Russell Martin is so good at calling a game.

  403. Widget says:

    hahahahahhahahah. Oh this is hilarious. Everyone of those fake fans in the crowd must me creaming in their newly purchased Orioles hats.

    I’d say the Orioles are stealing signs, but when your pitching sucks, you don’t have to steal signs.

  404. dontchaknow says:

    wasted many months watching this team just play like ass. now i’m done

    • Tom says:

      Robertson is no Rivera…. you can’t throw one pitch over and over unless you have tremendous movement and pinpoint control. He’s got good action on the pitch, but nowhere near the command.

      He threw 1 curve behind a hitter, 1 change to a lefty and everything else was a cutter. He won’t throw the change to a righty and he seemingly has no feel for the curve of late. You throw 6 straight cutters to a HR hitter and you only need to miss once.

      Did he forget how to throw a 4 seam fastball?

      To me this is another coaching issue (Rothschild); this is not new and he’s gotten cutter happy. He’s gone from 26% cutters last year to 52% this year (and much higher recently). Hitters are sitting on it.

    • KatiePO says:

      No you’re no done watching the Yankees. If I had a dollar for everyone who said this during a losing streak…

      You’ll be watching this evening. And if the Yanks turn it around and go on a streak, you’ll be watching every minute going forward.

  405. Widget says:

    If this was hockey Girardi would be fired tomorrow.

  406. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    So if they lose, new worst loss of the season?

    • David N says:

      Logical me: it’s definitely up there.

      Current-mood me: This doesn’t even need to be discussed. Yes, yes, 1,000 times yes.

  407. David N says:

    A tie for first still counts as being in first, right?


  408. DZ says:

    This has to be the worst loss of the season right?

  409. EDDARD says:

    Joe should announce tonight after the ballgame that Boone Logan and Cody Eppley will be assuming the 8th inning duties. Robertson will be relegated to 6th inning duties with Joba. He’s just not ready to pitch in these big games and neither is Dave Phelps. How many big games have those two cost us lately?

    • DZ says:

      Not too many…… Phelps outside of his last 3 starts has been great. Robertson has had a rough week.

      You’re the definition of an overdramatic yankee fan. We all know they’re playing like shit. You don’t have to move your 2nd best reliever out of set up duties, when he earned that title with his stellar play over the past 3 seasons.

  410. The Laughing Troll says:


  411. Marcy says:

    D-Rob hasn’t been the same since he was hurt but they never got anyone else.
    PBS is pretty good.

  412. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    A new Lowe.

  413. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Why does the league have no trouble against Reynolds but he hits 6 HRs in only 42 ABs against the Yanks?

  414. RBC says:

    Either the baseball gods hate this team again(Last time was in ’04) or the Orioles are really FOR REAL.

  415. flamingo says:


  416. Benni Bop says:

    Girardi’s obviously thrown in the towel… Lowe is in the game.

  417. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I honestly can’t believe this happened. It’s as if they’re trying to find new and exciting ways to lose. This is just brutal. Absolute spirit breaker. When we score we can’t pitch, when we pitch we don’t score. Unbelievable.

  418. ClayDavis says:

    I really want o see them go up and in on Reynolds tomorrow

  419. Erica says:

    Jesus CHRIST. Think we can come back from this?

  420. DT says:

    Alright…one loss (maybe, still have 3 outs left). We’re seeing good signs from the offense in the last two game with their ability to score late. Hopefully we get good pitching tomorrow.

    • Widget says:

      Now see to me this is perfectly acceptable fan behavior. You find a positive and hope for the best, and really that’s all we as fans can do. We have ZERO impact on the game.

  421. Marcy says:

    I was watching PBS – switching back and forth – did they jump Robertson on 1st pitch after they saw he didn’t have his curve?

    Man, I miss Mo-

  422. FIPster Doofus says:

    This team is bad. It has no strengths.

  423. Jimmy Is Key To David's Cone says:

    it’s all right to cry
    crying takes the sad out of you
    it’s all right to cry
    it might make you feel better

    it’s all right to feel things
    though the feelings may be strange
    feelings are such real things
    and they change and change and change

    it’s all right to cry
    crying takes the mad out of you
    it’s all right to cry
    it might make you feel better

  424. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Seriously, Greg: You say you come here because you like discussing baseball with us. But you seem to hate our attitude towards the game. You keep wanting to change our attitudes so you have a more positive experience. But we’re not changing. You can stop posting if you don’t want to. But if you want to keep posting, stop trying to tell us how to act.

  425. TomH says:

    Bring up Montgomery. Give the kid a quick chance. See what he has. The current bp is imploding, so what have they to lose?

  426. Chilango says:

    Should have brought Swisher in in the 8th to pitch and then pinch hit for him in the 9th,

  427. Effthisnoise says:

    This could have been the back breaker for them, instead they flipped the script, let’s see if the yanks can get off the floor tomorrow

  428. David N says:

    Mark Reynolds even screws us on defense.

  429. Voice of Reason says:

    Come on people, just chill and relax. Things have been as bad as they could for the last few weeks. The Yankees are still in first place and there are still over 20 games left. The New York Giants are one game out of first and only have 15 games left. Is the New York Giants season over? I read the comments on this site everyday because the vast majority of you are bigger Yankee fans than I will ever be. You guys are always so positive, even when the Yankees lose. I guess my point is that the team is much better on paper than they are currently playing and there is still a chance that they turn it around.

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      All good points. Your name fits.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      “I guess my point is that the team is much better on paper than they are currently playing”

      Is it, though? There’s an awful lot of garbage scattered throughout the lineup, rotation and bullpen on this team.

    • Meh, the Yankees have already completed 80% of their season, so they have far less time then the Giants who have 94% of their season remaining.

    • JonS says:

      They are who they are now. An old team who’s worn down. Do you really think Ibanez and Jones are going to suddenly start tearing it up? That Granderson won’t stop looking foolish at the plate?

      • DT says:

        Orioles are getting big hits from shitty hitters like McClouth, Davis and Reynolds. You don’t think someone this team might get hot at the right time and help us win like those scrubs have?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        “That Granderson won’t stop looking foolish at the plate?”

        Well, yes actually. And hopefully today was the start of that.

  430. The Laughing Troll says:

    I hate to be the one to say this, but this collapse is worse than the ’11 Sox. Sorry, Greg. Here’s why . . . EVERYONE sucks now. EVERYONE. No one is doing ANYTHING right! If I believed in voodoo (which I most CERTAINLY do) I’d say that somebody somewhere cast a massive hex on these here Yankees. This is, BY FAR, the worst prolonged baseball I’ve ever witnessed this team play. After tonight, and I seriously hate to be hasty, but something NEEDS to happen. I’d fire Joe. I would. I really would. A message HAS TO be sent to this team. This collapse is monumental. Fire Girardi. Why? Why not, that’s WHY!

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      No, it’s not. Not even close. Nor did we collapse yet.

      • The Laughing Troll says:

        It’s worse. Today, just like EVERY other day, they’ve found ANOTHER way to lose. They’re maniacal losers.

        • DT says:

          SO it’s the hitter’s fault that the pen imploded? It’s one thing that’s hurting us, not like everyone else is chipping in and telling the pen to throw meatballs.

          • The Laughing Troll says:


            • DT says:

              You said they are finding ways to lose, making it seem like it the team is totally just giving up. But this game the offense tied it up before the pen imploded. So it’s not as if the team isn’t trying or purposely sucking. Right now it’s just that when one thing is working another isn’t. Yet those two things have no affect on each other.

        • Rocky Road Redemption says:

          Oh, so they blew a nine and a half game lead with one month left in the season?

  431. The Orioles Greg says:

    I still prefer this to losing 6-1 without a fight.

  432. Tom says:

    Robertson is no Rivera…. you can’t throw one pitch over and over unless you have tremendous movement and pinpoint control. He’s got good action on the pitch, but nowhere near the command.

    He threw 1 curve behind a hitter, 1 change to a lefty and everything else was a cutter. He won’t throw the change to a righty and he seemingly has no feel for the curve of late. You throw 6 straight cutters to a HR hitter and you only need to miss once.

    Did he forget how to throw a 4 seam fastball?

    To me this is another coaching issue (Rothschild); this is not new, he’s gotten cutter happy. He’s gone from 26% cutters last year to 52% this year (and much higher recently). Hitters are sitting on it because he’s stopped throwing a 4 seamer and they can spit on the curve. If he can’t throw the curve, he has to at least mix in 4 seamers.

    • Marcy says:

      Interesting, the O’s have stopped their pitchers from using the cutter at all.

      • Tom says:

        Not sure that’s the answer, but the cutter is only a good pitch when located well. When you throw it over and over it’s a matter of time before you make a mistake.

        When you miss location, it’s basically 1-3mph slower fastball that acts like a hanging slider. Hughes thankfully stopped throwing it and while it’s nice to think that with Mo in the pen he can just teach everyone the pitch, he can’t teach them his ridiculous ability to put it wherever he wants.

        How many Rays pitchers throw the cutter? (starters or bullpen?) It can be an effective pitch at times, but not something you can live on (unless you have Mo’s command of it)

    • DT says:

      Well if you’re going to blame rothschild, you can also blame Martin for not calling the curveball more. D-Rob doesn’t really shake off the catcher, so he’s throwing whatever Martin is calling.

  433. Erica says:

    I want to stress eat.

  434. So in the middle of having an existential crisis over the fact that I’m 23 at the end of the month and have accomplished nothing of value in any aspect of my life the Yankees do this…

    • Widget says:

      I hate every one of you young fools. You are 23 dumbass, you aren’t suppose to know anything or have a clue about life. What you are suppose to do is make lots of mistakes, blow lots of money, and then figure it out. But no every single 20 something thinks they are suppose to be the next Zuckerberg. Grow a sack and get over yourself.

      • The Laughing Troll says:


      • Wow, you need to fuck off good sir. Just because somebody is young doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have accomplished anything. My friend is a year older than me, has already graduated Rutgers with a degree in finance, is married, has a full time job, is in a position to officially run the company he works for within five years, and looking to buy a house. I am not saying I should have accomplished all of that, but in comparison I’ve done jack shit. I’ve had 3 jobs in the last calender year, haven’t been able to stay in school long enough to earn an associate degree because of financial issues, and have a hard time maintaining even friendly relations with people. You don’t fucking know me. Just from uttering one sentence of not being happy about my position in life you’re going to tell me to “grow a sack and get over myself” fuck you kindly.

    • Chilango says:

      Widget has a point but he’s shitting on you from behind a monitor so don’t take it too seriously. I’ve been a Yankee fan since the 60′s when they ALWAYS played like this. The great thing about baseball is there’s a lot of it. As for being 23, fuck just enjoy it. It all works out in the end.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Dont feel bad. Im 32 and I havent accomplished shit in my life either lol. Well I have never been arrested or gotten a ticket so there is that.

  435. Electric nunez says:

    This baltimore team is juicing bigtime
    Look at the power stats

  436. DT says:

    Oh come on, now their defense is trolling us…could have easily been 3 hits in a row.

  437. Widget says:

    man on with 2 outs. Yankees have them right where they want them to be.

  438. Cuso says:

    Notice he chant isn’t “Let’s Go O’s,” it’s “Yankees suck.”

    even they care more about booing the Yanks than cheering their own team

  439. Cy Pettitte says:

    can’t wait to hear what sensei Girardi has to say after this game.

  440. The Laughing Troll says:


  441. Tom says:

    Now it all pays off… by keeping Chavez in the game against Wolf, he now has Chavez up in a key spot in the 9th

    Girardi is a genius for saving him. I see the logic now.

  442. Kramerica Industries says:

    That last YES shot of Phil Hughes was beautifully ironic.

    He would be so proud of what the Yankees pitching staff did tonight. Six home runs.

  443. DT says:

    At least the offense showed life late. Off course on the same day the pitching is just utter crap. They need a game where everything is working…not just one side. Too bad we have Hughes up tomorrow.

  444. Defensive Indifference says:

    Punched in the mouth.

  445. Marcy says:

    Think of it this way – we have Phil HR Hughes going tomorrow. Actually, I’m not nearly as down on him as most. I learned something about some pitchers not being able to throw a 2-seamer which is what I in my stupidity thought was wrong with Phil but he’s either going to have to learn something to keep it in the park or go to 1 of those big NL parks.

    G’nite all – maybe tomorrow…

  446. Nice Scheister says:

    Y’all where right, I’m gonna go drink and drive now. Thank you.

    Nice Scheister says:
    September 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    The Yankes WILL win this game, they’ve scored four runs plus in the first and still lost, the O’s can do it too!

    Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:
    September 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    I mean I’m an optimist when it comes to the Yankees, but this is a little over the top even for me.

    Cuso says:
    September 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    I like your positivity. It is good. We need more positive posts like that.
    ….but they’ve already lost this game.

    Nice Scheister says:
    September 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    ” In my thoughts, I use the technique of positive visualization.”
    -Christopher Moltisanti

  447. Matt says:

    The bottom line is that too many players on this team lose focus in the most critical moments of a game.

    Robertson tonight gave up both of his home runs after getting way ahead of the hitters. The home run to Jones was on a 1-2 count, and Jones is a super aggressive hitter. You have to know who you are facing, and you can’t miss even remotely near the plate in that spot. You have to focus harder and make sure you miss off the plate.

    Too many guys losing focus. Hitters flailing at pitches out of the zone with runners on base. What was amazing about that Martin at bat was how he re-focused after chasing the sliders and laid off a tough 3-2 pitch. How many guys in the lineup make that kind of adjustment? Not many anymore.

    The Yankees used to pride themselves on adjustments. 2nd or 3rd time through the order, they would adjust and start hitting a pitcher. Now, they get Yankees hitters out the same way every at bat. No adjustment necessary.

  448. Chilango says:

    It would really suck if we shit the bed in Baltimore and then the Suxx put us out of it. What sucks worse is I think that’s a fairly strong possibility.

  449. WhittakerWalt says:

    How many homers for Reynolds tomorrow?

  450. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    My final analysis thoughts:

    . I nominate this as worst loss of the season over the Toronto loss. About equal in brutality, but this was a much more important game.

    . That said, we have now scored six runs two games in a row. That is a REALLY good sign. Maybe, just maybe, we’re starting to pull out of it.

    . I’m glad we put up a fight. Perhaps with the offense starting to rev it up we can have them pick up our three good pitchers a few times…

    Since we have 3 games more, not the worst loss in the world.

  451. BigBlueAL says:

    The funny thing is I actually think if this team can get into the playoffs they have a good a chance as any other team to win it all. If Pettitte can come back they will have a very good Top 3 in the rotation. Even if he doesnt they still will have CC and Kuroda which is a much better Top 2 in the rotation than they had the last 2 years in the playoffs (Pettitte not being 100% in 2010).

    In the past getting to the playoffs wasnt the problem winning once they got there was (aside from 2009 obviously), hopefully this season its the other way around and they struggle to make the playoffs but once they get in they go on a great run.

  452. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Oh well. At least I have Portal 2 to go back to.

    That game is fucking AWESOME. I’m a guy who doesn’t really like shooters, so this might be my new favorite games.

    Currently Potato Glados and I are trying to get back to Wheatley (no spoilers, please).

  453. joe says:

    Yankees are now an incredible 3-20 in games in which they don’t hit a homer. What a startling difference a team can be if the homerun is not coming to them.

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