Sep
07

Game 138: Dead Team Walking

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(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

I really don’t have much to say about the current state of the Yankees that I haven’t already said this week. They’ve fallen flat on their faces during the first seven games of this incredibly important ten-game stretch, and now they turn the ball over the Phil Hughes to stop the bleeding. Hughes allowed five runs in five innings to these very same Orioles last weekend, and overall he’s allowed 23 runs in his last six starts (34.1 IP). Not only does he not inspire much confidence, but neither does the bullpen behind him outside of Rafael Soriano. The Yankees are in an ugly place yet can still finish the night in sole possession of first place in the AL East. Here’s the batting order…

SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
DH Alex Rodriguez
Russell Martin
CF Curtis Granderson
LF Andruw Jones
1B Steve Pearce
3B Casey McGehee

RHP Phil Hughes

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

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570 Comments»

  1. Will The Thrill says:

    I’m not even watching this game. Too painful to watch. I’d rather not see my Yankees like this. Oh how the mighty have fallen!

  2. Matt DiBari says:

    I know I was personally looking forward to the day when we had Pearce and McGehee in the same lineup.

  3. Erica says:

    I wish this team the best, as I always do, but I may opt out of watching tonight. :(

  4. EDDARD says:

    Rothschild’s gameplan for how to attach Mark Reynolds, Adam Jones and Matt Weiters has been released to the public- Fastballs, cutters and more fastballs.

    Should be interesting to see how that works tonight. 5 home runs were given up last night by Yankee pitchers and 5 more might be given up tonight by Phil Hughes alone.

  5. Scott says:

    Why does he trot Jones out there!?! Dickerson hits better, fields better and surely run better!

    • EDDARD says:

      Because Jonesy can hit a home run vs a lefty even though he hasn’t in 2 months.

      • Mikhel says:

        He can also strikeout the rest of his at-bats, can…not run grounders, will…not field pop ups that end up falling 2 meters in front of him, will…not make good throws from the OF, plus everybody will be taking an extra base whenever a fly ball drops in front of Jones as he lets the ball roll past him.

    • jesse says:

      Matchups, man.

  6. david says:

    have faith! Go Yankees!!

  7. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m heading to the Giants-Dodgers game tonight. Hopefully the Yanks have already wrapped up a win by then or they have enough of a lead that the last couple innings won’t matter.

  8. jesse says:

    I’m definitely watching. But I’ve reached the point (well, I’ve had this feeling for the last several days now) to where whenever something goes right for the Yankees I ask myself “how will the Yankees screw this up?”

  9. McLovin says:

    Andruw Jones is a bigger blackhole than a blackhole itself

  10. Kramerica Industries says:

    I loved the Orioles going back to the cartoon bird this season.

    I loathe it now, since the Orioles suddenly became good again once they did that.

  11. Mikhel says:

    I am looking forward to the 5 strikeout night by our mighty bats in the 5th and 6th slot in the lineup… not really but =(.

    • Tom says:

      Apparently Girardi still cannot grasp the concept of actually looking at splits.

      What hand does the guy throw with? Left… OK roll out the right lineup. This from a guy who apparently “uses” #’s.

      Chen has virtually no splits (if anything lefties are slightly better); so hey roll out the corpse of Andruw Jones in LF. Well at least there is not a flyball pitcher on the mound tonight.

  12. Herby says:

    okay…if I make a typo it’s becccuase I’m watching through my fingres…we really needed those two on 1st and 3rd. I think Swisher could’ve played 1st with a better outfield option.

  13. Mikhel says:

    ooow i just noticed how after a three hit night, Ichiro gets the day out because he can’t hit LHP, but neither Cano nor Granderson can hit LHP and yet they are still there.

    I would rather have Ichiro in there than Granderson, at least if he gets on base it will be with a hit instead of an almost non-productive walk.

  14. Karl Krawfid says:

    Here comes the change ups.

  15. Kramerica Industries says:

    All I have to say is that, if this is going to be another loss, make it quick and painful.

    ‘Cuz I’ll still want to make something of my Friday night if this will be another loss.

  16. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gonna just turn this off now.

    No reason to have this shitty team fuck up my day again.

    I hope they win :(

  17. Anthony says:

    Hughes pitching tonight… is Reynolds going to have a feast?

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    pitchers continue to be allergic to 1-2-3 innings.

  19. Cuso says:

    I thought everyone bought into Swisher’s clubhouse “presents?” And how his light-hearted attitude was such a boon for this team? C’mon he’s such a great “clubhouse guy.”

  20. Anthony says:

    JJ Hardy is right up there for most annoying player on the orioles behind Reynolds… everything is hit to him and he hits way too much against us

  21. Anthony says:

    And here…. we….. go

  22. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Looking like this is going to be an Adam Warren game.

  23. Kramerica Industries says:

    Another lovely start.

    Are these fuckers serious?

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me with this bullshit again? every.single.game. the other team gets 1st inning runs.

  25. EDDARD says:

    Embarrassing. 1-2 count and you can’t finish a clown like McClouth. This game was over before it started. Here comes a 3 run HR. Throw another fastball Phil.

  26. Anthony says:

    Nice play Robbie way to hustle lately

  27. Kramerica Industries says:

    Excellent play Robbie.

  28. Chilango says:

    Robbie!

  29. Patrick says:

    What’s the last Yankee team that has underperformed as much as this one? So much potential and such poor results. 08?

  30. Anthony says:

    Thank christ.

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil owes Cano dinner or something.

  32. Kramerica Industries says:

    Escaped the first.

    Maybe the Yankees can get lucky a few more times.

  33. Patrick says:

    Dumb luck.

  34. Tom says:

    Wow that was a lucky inning.

    I’m all for giving the 3-0 hit sign… but with the righty Babe Ruth on deck and Phils splits against righties, the O’s did Hughes a HUGE favor there. That’s a Girardi-esque decision.

  35. EDDARD says:

    Alex is doing all he can and nobody else seems willing to help him.

  36. Kramerica Industries says:

    Strike out some more, Kurtis.

  37. EDDARD says:

    Granderson blown away by a 92 mph fastball. Just quit and throw up. Nobody helping Alex.

  38. Chilango says:

    Chen does not look sharp.

  39. Erica says:

    Oh my GOD BUT WHY.

  40. Anthony says:

    Man on and 3 straight outs? Never seen that before!

  41. Why in gods name are you swinging 3-0 w/ 2 outs?!

  42. Kramerica Industries says:

    Andruw can’t even hit a 3-0 pitch well anymore.

  43. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    3-0 pop up.

    Toast.

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, he couldn’t do anything with a 3-0 90mph fastball. lame.

  45. Chilango says:

    Jones gets a cookie. Just like the ones Reynolds doesn’t miss

  46. stuart a says:

    andruw jones sucks and the whole yankee approach is moronic. 3 and 0 a hack swings and pops out.. nice you friggin moron.

    take a friggin pitch. you will get a similar pitch 3 and 1.. when a guy is hitting 200 he gets out 8 of 10 times so the odds of him getting a hit are not good, that is called math……..

    fu-kin morons…….

  47. Defensive Indifference says:

    Andrew Jones might want to consider Riverwalk. I hear it’s wonderful.

  48. Chilango says:

    Down and outside Phil. C’mon

  49. Hoss says:

    Michael Kay I would expect a lame “Sure give him the green light on 3-0″, but Ken Singleton? What are they serving in that booth?
    Not to hurt the guy or anything, but I was hoping that HPB would keep him out for a few days.

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

    there’s the slider, great pitch.

  51. RetroRob says:

    Nice to see Reynolds strike out like he’s supposed to.

    Mark Reynolds has like one hot streak a year, maybe two, at which point he is blistering hot for a month, surrounded by a whole lot of suck. Unfortunately his one hot streak this year is happening now, and against the Yankees.

    • Anthony says:

      Hot streak? What are you talking about. His wing in the hall of fame will be right next to Pedro Ciriaco’s.

      • RetroRob says:

        Reynolds has been a double pain to me this year. I’ve had him on my fantasy team and he’s been horrible. Now he gets hot, and he’s killing the Yankees.

        I would have cut him a while back, but I play in a AL-only, very deep league with very experienced players. Finding replacement players who qualify at third is nearly impossible.

  52. Gonzo says:

    This thread is reaching Debbie Downer territory.

    C’mon people. In enemy territory, down men, against a scrappy upstart? This is great stuff. Conquer today, rinse, and repeat tomorrow.

  53. Mick taylor says:

    How much longer must we be subjected to this piece of crap hitter andruw jones. Why isn’t Suzuki playing . So girardi decides a 190 hitter is better than one of the greatest hitters who is hitting 70 points higher.

  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok that slider is great. it’s annoying they waited so long, through so much suckitude to bring that back.

    • Well they did say it would end up damaging his elbow, maybe because he’s a FA at the end of next year and they probably aren’t going to sign him they decided ‘fuck it, we don’t have much more invested in him, let him throw it.’ and Hughes decided ‘fuck it, I gotta get my numbers down if I wanna get paid’

      • Cy Pettitte says:

        Let’s hope it holds up through 2013 then, having a legit out pitch to righties works much better than trying to throw 92mph chest high fastballs by them.

        • I think it was more of a long term, wear-and-tare type injury then an all of a sudden elbow soreness type deal, so I wouldn’t expect it to really affect him by next year unless he’s throwing it like 35-40% of the time. And throwing a slider that much makes it loose it’s effectiveness.

  55. Flyer7 says:

    Nothing from 7-8-9 in the lineup

  56. Kramerica Industries says:

    34 pitches in three innings.

    That’s just fucken stellar.

  57. oldmanalex says:

    can tex PH tonight or what? incase we need to drive some of these low expectation scrubs in.

  58. EDDARD says:

    Phil Hughes is going to have to pitch a shut out to win and that just ain’t gonna happen.

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    they need to work some counts and get Strop in this game already so they can get some runs.

  60. EDDARD says:

    That 1-2 pitch was strike 3 and the ump just stood there. We can’t buy any help.

  61. The Orioles are doing a ‘throw back ticket price night’?!?!?! Imagining the Yankees needing to do that?

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    pretty sure Cano makes that play if Pearce just stays on the bag, no?

  63. The Laughing Troll says:

    Just tuned in to see the Yankees one-hit, a strikeout by Granderson, and only 35 by Chen through 3. Same ol’, same ol’ I see . . .

  64. Hoss says:

    Tomorrow’s lineup:
    Jeter, SS
    Nunez, 2B
    Dickerson, CF
    Texeira, 1B
    Rodriguez, 3B
    Suzuki, CF
    McGehee, DH
    Pearce, LF
    Cervelli (does it matter?), C

    The Yankees need to stop relying on Cano and Granderson to save their butts and retire Jones and Ibanez for now.

    • So you want to split the series at best then? I don’t even know where to begin…a career minor leaguer batting third, a guy with a strong arm that he cant control at 2nd, a guy with a wRC+ of 37 against LHP hitting against a LHP, having a guy who has been below average in the minors in the starting line up, the fact that you have 2 CFs…It’s almost like you want to lose tomorrow.

      • Hoss says:

        Let’s talk later…
        Still like the lineup

        • by later if you mean the post game thread, I’m probably not going to be there. Whether we win or lose it usually falls apart into a cesspool of what we did wrong lately.

          • Hoss says:

            Sorry. Just don’t feel like you have to use sabremetrics to justify every lineup. There are times when gut, how a team is playing, etc. matters. That is what my call was based upon. Billy Martin once pulled a lineup out of a hat. Stupid, except that it 1) Loosened the team up 2) Got the media off of his back..

    • Defensive Indifference says:

      No way that’s going to happen. If Girardi were gong to try something different he’d have already done it by now. I fear nothing will change and the team’s fate will depend on The Ancients.

  65. Chilango says:

    2d time around. time to break stuff. let’s go!

  66. EDDARD says:

    Another lead off man on. 3-4-5 hitters up. Do something this time.

  67. Cy Pettitte says:

    hope Cano takes Chen deep. he didn’t look happy. time for some revenge.

  68. EDDARD says:

    Robbie didn’t like that at all. Phil needs to throw one in Weiters back.

  69. Kramerica Industries says:

    Runs please.

  70. EDDARD says:

    Cano walks! We really can’t waste this opportunity. Come on Alex. I don’t trust the 3 hitters behind you.

  71. Tom says:

    Nice disicpline by Cano not chasing that 2-0 slider. If the pitcher is going to walk you, take the walk and don’t try to be a hero.

    Yankees have been swinging at too much 2-0, 2-1, 3-1 off speed junk

  72. Damnit Alex, I didn’t mean just straight up back leg a 1-1 fastball when I asked for an Abomb…

  73. Kramerica Industries says:

    That was a pretty shitty AB.

  74. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chen must hide the ball really well because at least three of those pitches were very, very hittable.

  75. Wow…Alex just kind of got blown away by a 2-2 fastball off the plate. that wasn’t pleasant to watch.

  76. WhittakerWalt says:

    Crap at-bat.

  77. Tom says:

    Martin’s going to hammer one here

  78. nsalem says:

    good spot here

  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    RUSS!!!!!

  80. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Russ!!!

  81. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Nice HR. He still sucks, I have to be consistent with that one.

  82. EDDARD says:

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!!! RUSSELL MARTIN IS AS HOT AS A FIRECRACKER!!!!!!

  83. Roadgeek Adam says:

    MENDOZA :D

  84. Kramerica Industries says:

    Mussell goes Earl Weaver on the O’s!

    Hell of a week for that man.

  85. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Coltrane on a little hot streak.

  86. WHIPunk says:

    Who is this man that hit that home run, I don’t recognize him!! Yes!! We got this game…. I hope!!!

  87. EDDARD says:

    Now the pitching needs to hold it. Let’s finally have a complete game. Hold it, Phil.

  88. RetroRob says:

    It’s amazing how bad Kay is at reading fly balls. That was an obvious HR off the bat, yet he sounded surprised. Maybe he was looking down at his scorecard, but that was a no-doubter. Then he gets all excited when a player pulls a ball foul, the player already getting re-set back in the batter’s box, and he’s still pretending the ball has a chance.

  89. WhittakerWalt says:

    Jesus, Curtis.

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chen has Kurtis completely off balance.

  91. EDDARD says:

    I would bench Granderson tomorrow and play Dickerson in center. Granderson looks done.

  92. Kramerica Industries says:

    Strike out some more , Kurtis.

  93. Assapopulus says:

    Kurtis absolutely lost right now. JFC.

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    STEVE PEARCE!!!!

  95. Roadgeek Adam says:

    PEARCEY

  96. SAMWISE PEARCE IS FIERCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL STEVE PEARCE

  98. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Pearce!!!!

    review coming

  99. WhittakerWalt says:

    Pearce is Fierce!

  100. Kramerica Industries says:

    Pearcing the O’s right there!

  101. Assapopulus says:

    Pearce???

  102. JobaWockeeZ says:

    How the fuck does that not hurt?

  103. Kramerica Industries says:

    Give that Yankee fan a beer.

  104. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Is Steve Pearce even a real person? Like, does he actually exist?

  105. WHIPunk says:

    Pearce!!! The resurgence of the mendoza type hitters!!

  106. Pat D says:

    Interference my ass, McLouth.

  107. Hoss says:

    Nate McClown has been born…

  108. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Shutdown inning please.

  109. johnreverent says:

    in the immortal words of scooter..”How a bout that!”

  110. Effthisnoise says:

    I finally know how it feels to have a nobody on your team smack a home run!

  111. Pat D says:

    I hate this Chevy commercial so passionately.

  112. Chilango says:

    Phil: time to STEP UP.

  113. Erica says:

    AAAAAHAHAH GOOD STUFF GUYS!!!!!!!!!

  114. Anthony says:

    Nice inning Yanks. Martin is redeeming himself. If only we could have Soriano pitch the rest of the game, still don’t feel confident leading by 5 runs, lol.

  115. RetroRob says:

    A shut-down inning would be helpful.

  116. Effthisnoise says:

    C’mon Phil, no phucking around

  117. Kramerica Industries says:

    That’s actually quite true about Soriano.

    Trying to remember – wasn’t that home run hit against Schilling?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Oh yeah. Gone as soon a he made contact. Remember that homer like it was yesterday, I was ecstatic.

      • Pat D says:

        I have absolutely no memories of it. I think that’s because I’ve tried to erase all memories of that series.

        Hence when I watch that one Yankees tribute on YouTube, I don’t get a big thrill out of seeing Tino’s, Jeter’s and Brosius’ homers from the Stadium.

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          See, I still appreciate those home runs because of the sheer insanity and incomprehensible nature of them all. The backdrop of 9/11 doesn’t hurt either, obviously. Always get goosebumps when I see how electric the Bronx crowd was.

          Conversely, I feel as you do, about the Aaron Boone home run. I was obviously ecstatic at the time, but I really don’t have an appreciation for it in hindsight. Lost the World Series against a team they absolutely should have beaten. A team just as tired as they were coming in. And it’s because of that series that I’ve never been able to truly mock Josh Beckett – for all the pounding the Yankees did to him over the years, the redneck can always point to Game 6.

          • Pat D says:

            The Aaron Boone homer still means something to me because it was against the Red Sox. And because I think I’ve purged all memories of the 2003 World Series as well.

            But the whole backdrop of 9/11 thing with the 2001 World Series is something I use as “evidence” of something which I won’t say here for fear of starting one of those discussions. I’ll just say it has to do with a concept like “cosmic justice.”

            • I’m curious as to what you mean about that last paragraph…but this isn’t the time or place. Do you have a facebook or a tumblr at which you could send me a private message?

              • Pat D says:

                Sadly, no. “Social media” is not a concept I’ve yet adopted.

                I’ll draw some parallels as to what I mean. In 2006, and then again in 2009, all I ever heard was how the Saints were playing for a city ravaged by a hurricane. As if winning the Super Bowl really means anything to those who lost their homes or worse. It was also ridiculous that the narrative was dragged out 3 years after it was first used.

                There was also that thing about the Angels playing for Nick Adenhart in 2009. I’m forgetting a lot of others, too.

                But to me, what situation could ever be worse than post 9/11 New York? Yet you didn’t hear anyone say how sorry it was that they didn’t win for the city. Nope, all you got out of MLB was that the evil dynasty was ended.

                So it’s one of the many reasons for which I like to say “There is no ___.”

  118. Cuso says:

    Holy crap!!!

    A shutdown inning!

    Hallelujah! Sing Hosanna! Come to the name of the Lorrrrd!

  119. Effthisnoise says:

    Hughes going right at em…

  120. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Very nice Phil.

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phuckin’ Phil, man! way to step up.

  122. wait…a fife run lead and a shut down inning…WUT DA FUQ DID I JUST HEAR?!?!?!

  123. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Shut down inning: complete.

  124. Chilango says:

    Phil looks like a changed man…

  125. EDDARD says:

    Phil with the shut down inning. Let’s get some more runs to put it away for good. We just might be turning the corner with 11 runs scored in 1 1/2 games.

    • The Real Greg says:

      You forget against Matt Moore and the Rays they scored 6 runs in the finale of that series.

      That’s 17 runs in 2.5 games

  126. Pat D says:

    Jeter is 11 hits behind Mays now.

  127. Chilango says:

    Robbie never saw a pitch he didn’t like

  128. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Did anyone check what Sterling’s call was on Pearce?

  129. Anthony says:

    HE’S BACK!

  130. Pat D says:

    That was a no fucking doubter.

  131. Kramerica Industries says:

    Bronx Bombers on full display tonight.

  132. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Atta boy, centaur.

  133. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    ABomb!!!

    More please.

  134. WHIPunk says:

    Looks like we’re getting our mojo back baby!!!!

  135. EDDARD says:

    AN A-BOMB FOR A-ROD!!!!! THAT’LL PUT IT AWAY!!!!!!!

  136. Effthisnoise says:

    Annnnnnnnnnnd now this team is not fucking around!

  137. WhittakerWalt says:

    Stuart, your turn.

  138. Roadgeek Adam says:

    ALEX

    (Also graphic fail.)

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

    A-Bomb!! aww yea!

  140. RetroRob says:

    Kay finally recognizing obvious HRs off the bat.

    A-Rod’s hand looks fine.

  141. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hughes proofed lead.

  142. The Real Greg says:

    Make that 19 runs in the last 2.5 games

  143. Anthony says:

    At this rate, we could have Joba pitch the game and we’d still win! Please please this has to be the start of the O’s luck running out!

  144. Assapopulus says:

    LOL Chen. Too many FBs. Didn’t he learn from Drob last night?

  145. Jag says:

    A nice no-stress win is hopefully in order for tonight. :)

  146. Leg-End says:

    Man its good to have A-Rod back. CRUSHED.

  147. EDDARD says:

    The team is finally hitting home runs again. This is great baseball. And tomorrow we’ll get Teixera back. Might be finally turning the corner.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Except home runs are a bad thing, never forget.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        It’s not a bad thing that wasn’t the argument. People thought they sold out for the home run and when it doesn’t work there’s gonna be long droughts of k’s and weak flyballs.

        I don’t feel like looking up to prove or disprove it but that’s the argument.

  148. Chilango says:

    A Phail-proof lead?

  149. The Laughing Troll says:

    I know good things are happening but . . . can they PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bench Granderson for a minimum of 3 days? That guy is turrrrrrabull!

  150. thenamestsam says:

    Don’t look now but the offense might actually be waking up. Maybe this season ISN’T over yet.

  151. Assapopulus says:

    And just like that, Chen’s ERA is close to Phil’s.

  152. Tom says:

    Martin is going to hammer one here… into the ground.
    (the crystal ball is the crystal ball)

  153. oldmanalex says:

    Although A-Rod has looked overmatched, but I did not think he would have such an impact right away. Heres to hoping the Centaurs back and more importantly so are the Yankees.

  154. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Another shutdown inning please.

  155. MannyGeee says:

    Ohmigawd!!!!! THESE GUYS SUCK SO BAD I AM SO GLAD IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON, AND I WOULD RATHER THEY JUST ROLL OVER AND DIE NOW INSTEAD OF DYING IN THE PLAYOFFS…..

    Oh wait… It’s not yesterday? My bad

  156. Chilango says:

    Stay Phocused Phil

  157. RetroRob says:

    This would be a good time to go off on a nice six to seven week hot streak. Timing is everything.

  158. Steve D Fl says:

    I want more runs, after last night im paranoid. so 15 sounds good to me.

  159. Anthony says:

    Well Kurtis you can’t hit but thanks for hustling for that.

  160. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil, I think I love you.

  161. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Back to Back shutdown innings.

    Well done Phil.

    • MannyGeee says:

      is this the pitching equivilent of “Garbage Time Runs”? 1-2-3 innings when your up a touchdown?

      Sidebar: They make it so easy to put up 7 points, you would think the Jets should be watching this… amirite?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        The way the Yankees have played lately, I don’t consider even a 7-run lead safe.
        I very much appreciate the shutdown innings.

  162. The Laughing Troll says:

    .232 .323 .474 – Granderson’s Triple Slash . . . Just thought it LOOKED cool.

  163. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Rumors of the Yankee demise are greatly exaggerated…
    :crosses fingers:

  164. Anthony says:

    Mike definitely jinxed this game with the title of this post. Very nice.

  165. TomH says:

    What the Yankees now need is for Granderson to start hitting. Make that lineup l o o o o n g.

  166. Assapopulus says:

    Phil’s ERA approaching sub 4.00, he’ll give up some runs soon.

  167. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Not a K.

    /progress

  168. Tom says:

    Nice ePHicient Phil… he seems to be pitching “downhill” with the lead.

    Get ahead and make them hit it, don’t go for all the setup pitches to get a K on the 5th or 6th pitch of the AB.

    18 pitches over the last 2 innings – not sure if it’s Martin or Phil (or both), but after getting the lead this is a smart game plan and great execution.

  169. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Why not Dickerson?

  170. Cy Pettitte says:

    they better just put Dickerson in after this Ibanez AB. I don’t want Ibanez in LF with a 7 run lead.

  171. RetroRob says:

    So Girardi will seemingly rarely pinch hit for Ibanez when there’s a lefty up, but he’ll pull Jones immediately when a righty comes in?

  172. The Laughing Troll says:

    I don’t get it . . . . Why does Joe ONLY pinch hit when there’s a substantial lead? WTF goes on in that idiot’s head?

  173. Tom says:

    Does anyone else find it a bit funny that with a 7 run lead, Girardi is pinch hitting liberally in the 6th inning, but down 4 or 5 yesterday there was apparently no need to get any type of platoon advantage?

    I approve of the pinch hitters here, but why do it now and not do it yesterday?

    • The Real Greg says:

      Why doesn’t somebody ask him that? The question’s come up alot. Why hasn’t somebody asked him?

      • WHIPunk says:

        Our beat reporters are.. well I wouldn’t call them homers, but what I think is that with access to the Yankees, there comes a thought that if they ask questions that peeve the manager then they won’t looked as kindly upon in the future.

        If you caught the Franseca interview a few days ago (say what you want about Mike, but the man still asks tough questoins) that Sweeney and Feinsand (however you spell his name) they simple made excuses for the Yankees and did not have ANYTHING negative to say.

        Mike said afterwards something alone the lines of “They have to appear that way since they work with the Yankees” Which is totally ridiculous because they don’t work for them, their duty is to the people reading their articles.

        The basketball beat writers for the Knicks are pretty much the opposite. They never get any access to begin with, so they say whatever the hell they want.

        Hmmm seems like a bit long of a rant I wrote, oh well thats my opinion! :)

  174. Cy Pettitte says:

    ahhh now it makes sense. they’re winning it for Suzyn.

  175. Alkaline says:

    I totally shut the game off during Martin’s at bat last inning to go hang out with friends. I see a lot has changed.

  176. Chilango says:

    Nick flails at the high hard one

  177. Pat D says:

    Oh, the irony. He replaces Jones with Ibanez with a 7 run lead, but when Ibanez should be replaced in a tight game…nothing.

  178. Kramerica Industries says:

    No fucking around Phil.

  179. Hoss says:

    Wow, Suzyn Waldman’s birthday! They’re sellimg pieces of the original Yankee Stadium facade that she worked on when it was built in the ’20s to commemorate. Buy One!

  180. MannyGeee says:

    yuck. Hughesy… settle in kid

  181. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow. what the fuck.

  182. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Bullpen.
    Immediately.

  183. Pat D says:

    Oh poop.

  184. Anthony says:

    OK Phil you did your job and you did it sort of well… time to go?

  185. WhittakerWalt says:

    God damn you, Phil.

  186. Kramerica Industries says:

    For fucks sake Phil.

    Not the time for the fucking requisite home run.

  187. Karl Krawfid says:

    fastball fastball fastball.

    Whats coming next! Fastball!

  188. Dan in Athens says:

    My God, does Hughes suck.

  189. WHIPunk says:

    Sigh COME ON Hughes. He should throw in the Home Run Derby.

  190. The Real Greg says:

    Get the bullpen up

  191. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Right down Broadway.

  192. Chilango says:

    Saw this coming. It’s the 6th inning implosion.

  193. Hoss says:

    And now it’s time to give Adam and Suzuyn that little birthday love nest… see ya’ Phil. Bad News Hughes sounds too familiar.

  194. RetroRob says:

    Words we don’t want to hear in the 6th: Cody Eppley up.

  195. Electric nunez says:

    This is all on swisher the guy is a curse

  196. The Laughing Troll says:

    See. No lead is ever PHAIL proof with PHIL on the mound.

  197. WhittakerWalt says:

    This quickly turned into a bullpen game.

  198. MannyGeee says:

    THROW

    THE

    FUCKING

    HOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

    for real man, this fastball shit is just insane

  199. Assapopulus says:

    Fuck Adam Jones.

  200. TomH says:

    Hughes certainly inspires no confidence when it comes to imagining a post-season rotation. Not that it’s all that clear who would follow CC and Kuroda.

  201. Leg-End says:

    Nothing is ever Phil-proof, he really was pitching well too. God damn 6th inning blues.

  202. The Laughing Troll says:

    One easy win . . . That’s all I ask for. ONE! UNO! Jesus Montero, for the love of Mo, can’t a fan catch a Modamn break?!

  203. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I really think the Home One Derby side of Hughes can be fixed. Stop throwing a fastball down the middle and hitters won’t hit as many home runs.

  204. johnreverent says:

    33 HR’s given up by Hughes this year! i know he’s been homer prone but thats just friggen awful

  205. MannyGeee says:

    Alright boys, Sophie’s Choice time. Would you rather:

    Have a catcher who is calling a super great game night after night and keeping his pitchers in the game, but is hitting a SOLID .198, OR

    a catcher who is starting to hit like a guy on his contract year, but might call for super duper fat fastballs waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much?

    • Pat D says:

      If this is a Martin vs. Pierzynski question, then I’d much rather have Martin. No way he’ll hit .200 again next year.

    • Tom says:

      He’s not calling for fastballs down the middle.

      Up 7-0, he should be calling for a healthy quantity of fastballs. It’s Phil’s job not to put it center-center against Adam Jones.

      So I’d go with #2 if your reference is to how Martin is calling the game tonight (which I think is perfectly fine).

      Last night – tie game he should have been forcing Robertson to shake him off by putting down 2 fingers over and over.

  206. Anthony says:

    Looks like Phil settled down. Do we keep him in the 7th or risk the bullpen? Hmm

  207. Marcy says:

    I feel like I need some therapy. Why does Joe do this? Why can’t he just leave well enough alone? When Michael Kay – his buddy starts questioning him every night – it isn’t just fans.

  208. Tom says:

    Nice approach against Reynolds – one fastball out of 5 pitches that AB.

    Hopefully other Yankee pitchers are taking notes on how to pitch to Reynolds. He certainly can hit a hanger but if you execute offspeed stuff you can get him out.

  209. The Real Greg says:

    6IP 2ER. You know what that means!

  210. Marcy says:

    Now Buck brings in all his lefty relievers and who hits them? Ichiro?

  211. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Good lord, people. 2ER, 1 HR, 5K’s in 6IP and Phil sucks? He’s put in a great start so far.

    • The Laughing Troll says:

      It’s Sir Phillip of Hughes . . . he allowed yet ANOTHER homerun . . . People are getting tired of it. Let them be.

    • WHIPunk says:

      I think it’s more along the lines of people have had more than enough with his giving up the long ball frequently. In my opinion that’s a recipe for disaster in the playoffs.

      Also everyone is hoping for one game when our pitching & offense clicks, I don’t blame them, it seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had a truly dominant games on both sides.

      Then again, a win is a win!

    • MannyGeee says:

      spoken like a guy who only read the box score. He gave up a ground rule double and a homerun in aout 5 pitches after the error. ERA does not a full story make.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

        I’m watching the game too. Are you saying that he’s been pitching poorly? He pitched poorly to 2 batters just now, and if you do that once or twice a game, you’ll generally have a good start.

      • WHIPunk says:

        Curious, Manny were you responding to my comment? Because I don’t see how your retort would be applicable.

    • Chilango says:

      Yes. Phil did his job.

  212. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m not comfortable with Hughes but I think I like him more than Robertson.

  213. Assapopulus says:

    Now that’s a dead man walking. Zombified.

  214. TomH says:

    Swisher’s overdue along with Granderson. Swish has been hitting about .100 over the last ten games.

  215. Defensive Indifference says:

    I can haz garbage time?

  216. WHIPunk says:

    Looks like slowly but surely Jeter is getting back to his earlier season form.

  217. The Laughing Troll says:

    Now he’s going pinch hitter crazy? Girardi is absolutely maddening. Pinch hit for that fuckwad, Granderson. Ugh. This season has made me despise platooners. All would’ve been swell had they just kept Montero at DH. YUP! I WENT THERE, BITCHES! The tears have yet to dry.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      Montero has essentially been a platoon hitter this season.

      • The Laughing Troll says:

        Every player on that team is essentially a platooner. All I want is a REGULAR lineup. Actually, I should rephrase that . . . all I’ve wanted for a while now is a real, live, consistent DH. And on the days he doesn’t DH he can catch! AHHH!!! Makes me miss the days of Giambi and his glorious, pedolicious ‘stache.

  218. Assapopulus says:

    The requisite K for Swisher.

  219. Chilango says:

    Swisher and Granderson must be eating the same KFC

  220. Pat D says:

    Ugh. Just checked in on MLBTR, and saw this according to Jayson Stark:

    Two National League executives had no reservations about spending on Cano. “Pay him what he’s worth,” one said. The other said Cano has a legitimate case for a $200MM extension.

    Glad to see that no one in baseball is learning anything about big contracts.

    There’s also a blurb about the Red Sox looking at Mike Scioscia if he’s fired and they can’t get John Farrell out of Toronto. Yes, please.

    Also, I’m starting to think Adrian Beltre should win the MVP. Or at least be considered. Still think it’s Trout, though.

    • Assapopulus says:

      They’re probably just saying that to jack up the price for us. Bastards.

      • WHIPunk says:

        “They’re probably just saying that to jack up the price for us. Bastards.”

        Yea the thing is, I don’t see a team with 200 million to spend in the offseason. Dodgers spent their billion already on contracts. Giants….. maybe? Prob not. Nationals? I think they are about where they want to be. Marlins? Had enough of those long term deals. Mets?? hahahhaa sorry had to laugh.

        The money just isn’t there, in the AL maybe the Red Sox? Then again they have Dustin, though Cano wouldn’t be bad to build around, but where would they put him. Toronto? Maybe… I really don’t know, but he will have some pursuers.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Yeah give it to Trout.

      • WHIPunk says:

        Beltre’s OBP in relation to his AVG is not that great, Trout should win it, even though he’s been struggling pretty often lately. I think I read somewhere that he was having the worst September in baseball. Not sure how correct that is.

    • WHIPunk says:

      If they perceive him to be worth that much, why not? Its a free market baby, just like how all leagues should be run. Well almost a free market, luxury tax has put a damper on that, but then again, who in this country doesn’t pay taxes.

  221. Cy Pettitte says:

    5 outs til MFIKY.

  222. Kramerica Industries says:

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  223. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on. another HR to Andino, and this one from a ROOGY? fucking lame.

  224. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees gonna blow this shit also?

  225. WHIPunk says:

    There’s no way we lose this game… right… right? Someone please assure me.

  226. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Bad Roogy.

    Please don’t blow this fucking game.

  227. Anthony says:

    Should have stayed with Hughes?

    • Tom says:

      Easy to say in hindsightm but Hughes issues this year has been with righties (and Nate #&*&! McClouth)

      • Anthony says:

        The question mark signified that I’m really not sure myself. I would have left him in, personally, and took him out at the first sign of trouble (much like Joe just did with Eppley). The more time we can buy the ‘pen lately, the better.

  228. Pat D says:

    Can anyone in this bullpen get a fucking out?

  229. klemy says:

    Amazing…just amazing.

  230. The Laughing Troll says:

    My mojo’s telling me that they’re going to blow this. Bad mojo, bad!

  231. whozat says:

    Why would humidity make the baseball fly?

    That’s what Jon and Suzyn are trying to tell me. Hot and dry air, sure. Hot wet air? That makes no sense.

  232. TomH says:

    O’s all-over happy. They’re into the Yankees’ pen.

  233. DT says:

    Should have just kept Hughes in..he made on mistake pitch. Come on Girardi.

  234. Marcy says:

    They had a piece in the Baltimore Sun telling O’s fans to give Yankees fans a hard time in the ballpark – really? They’re killing us and they want to give Yankee fans a hard time.
    Well, we have better “D” but what happens if the lefty’s come – again.
    Joba’s up – words we never want to hear. And Joe who NEVER overuses his relievers has the most used lefty in baseball. What’s going on?
    Are they sure Mo can’t pitch this year?

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      I’ve been there a few times and never not gotten a hard time. In fact it really sucks when you can’t travel that close to home. There’s so many cool places in Baltimore but in and around the Stadium is not one of them. I’m not going back. ever.

  235. Cuso says:

    Shouldn’t Wade step into the Eppley role now?

    Eppley has been ineffective for a far longer period of time than Wade was

  236. Cy Pettitte says:

    my god, everyone in the pen is just serving up meatballs.

  237. Pat D says:

    Just checked the scores on ESPN.

    The Pirates are losing at home to the Cubs by a count of 7-0. It is the bottom of the 6th, and the Pirates have 1 hit, but have made 5 errors.

    I think it’s time for me to give up hope on them catching St. Louis for the 2nd wild card. They can’t win games they need to win, or against teams they should beat.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      What’s your Pittsburgh connection? Or do you just want them to make the playoffs for the first time in forever?

      • Pat D says:

        I always root for those teams that have been terrible for so long. Unless it’s a team I really hate, which the Pirates are not.

  238. Tom says:

    At this point Logan, barring a long inning, should be handing the ball to Soriano (for either 3 or 4 outs)

  239. Karl Krawfid says:

    Clemens is hitting 90 in the gun.

    Sign him for the pen.

  240. Marcy says:

    These guys in the bullpen need a break too (along w/Granderson)

  241. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok moar runs pls.

  242. Marcy says:

    BTW, Is Kurt Suzuki a free agent next year? Nats should be getting their catcher back (the 1 they got from Twins–can’t remember his name)

  243. TomH says:

    The hitting may be slowly coming around, but it’s the pitching that’s now shaping up to be the potentially killer problem. Neither CC nor Kuroda have been exceptional lately; Hughes blows hot and cold. Freddy is over. Phelps failed to win one for the Gipper the other day. And now the bullpen. With Robertson recently shaky, it’s hard to be optimistic.

  244. Cy Pettitte says:

    is this Steve Johnson or Randy Johnson

  245. Assapopulus says:

    Seriously, how the fuck does this guy have such a good K rate?

  246. The Laughing Troll says:

    This Steve Johnson character is shutting these assholes down!

  247. OMG! Bagels! says:

    The problem is guys need rest and had we retained our 10 game lead, they would have that luxury.

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

    uhhh DRob? really? for the third day in a row after that performance?

  249. TomH says:

    If they’re bringing in Matusz, the Yanks really have to take quick advantage.

  250. Kramerica Industries says:

    Strike out some more, KKKurtis.

  251. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why the hell is Granderson allowed to play baseball right now?

  252. TomH says:

    It’s the Orioles who took the quick advantage of the hapless Granderson. He should be benched.

  253. The Real Greg says:

    If the White Sox don’t complain about Adam Dunn, we shouldn’t complain about Granderson.

  254. Assapopulus says:

    Poor Grandy must hate having to face all these lefties with the rosters expanded. As if he wasn’t struggling enough.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      I think he’s needed time off and I have been saying that since some time in July. I don’t know why he doesn’t get it.

  255. Brian S. says:

    I know we’re winning but Granderson is awful.

  256. The Laughing Troll says:

    Let the stat hunters flitter a frenzy, is Curtis Granderson the worst player in baseball over the past month (or so)?

  257. Chilango says:

    Joe: sit Curtis. Robbie: throw a curve tonight for fucks sake

  258. Effthisnoise says:

    Think D robs throes some curve balls here?

  259. Kramerica Industries says:

    This could be a disaster.

  260. Anthony says:

    Was that a curveball???

  261. The Real Greg says:

    First pitch. Curveball

  262. Karl Krawfid says:

    Is D-Rob striding like he use to?

    Looks shorter.

  263. klemy says:

    That looked like the real D-Rob.

  264. The Real Greg says:

    3 straight curveballs. Somebody talked to him

  265. Effthisnoise says:

    Per typical scrubs become world beaters against the yanks. MClouth .223 on the season, 3 for 4 tonight. Andino, ?221 season, homered in last 2 games

  266. Assapopulus says:

    LOL. 3 CBs and he gets a K.

  267. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy shit curveballs!

  268. Karl Krawfid says:

    Im shocked!

    a 2 strike off speed pitch!

  269. Kramerica Industries says:

    Where has that curveball been?

    Jones couldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole.

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    Drob throws curve, Drob is successful. mind blowing stuff.

  271. DT says:

    See what happens when you stop throwing fastballs to orioles hitters? Seriously they can’t hit anything but a fastball.

  272. Tom says:

    What is that 2 sign Martin keeps putting down?

    Apparently the Yankees have been reading RAB.

    When Harold Reynolds on MLB Network is mentioning Robertson’s not throwing that many curves you know it should be pretty obvious.

  273. Assapopulus says:

    Not surprised Weiters sitting on the cutter there. Good thing he didn’t get a HR.

  274. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Have we lost hope if we’ve lost high socks?

  275. Marcy says:

    I don’t want to be a Granderson apologist but when everyone says he needs to sit — he does, he needs some time off but they had no one to help out and now Joe really does need to sit him. Google hamstring tendinitis – it’s overuse. He can’t steal – can’t even really hit if his legs aren’t under him.
    Welcome lefty’s

  276. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Why no PH now?

    Is the game too close?

  277. herby says:

    Of course..I go out to get some dinner and I miss an actual game…at least I get to see Robertson throw a curveball
    Something tells me we’re going to get sick of these commercials with Eli though.

  278. The Laughing Troll says:

    Has the offense existed outside of the 4th and 5th innings?

  279. WHIPunk says:

    I wrote this a little earlier in the thread, but I just wanted to bring up this unrelated comment I made.

    In reference to the Colby Rasmus trade:

    Meanwhile they acquired Edwin Jackson from the trade (who is so often called overrated, that I believe he is now underrated and whom they should have locked up)
    The guy has a 3.76 FIP along with 8.08 K/9, we wish we could have that now.
    To put that in relation, Sabathia has a 3.36 FIP along with a 8.89 K/9 and Edwin is the 4th in the Nationals rotation, god I wish we had such luxuries!

    Imagine having a guy with a 3.76 FIP and a 8.08 K/9 rate as your FOURTH best pitcher. Especially with pitchers not hitting the open market as much anymore, the Nationals GM looks like a genius with those trades/signings they made.

    • WHIPunk says:

      I only commented again so more people could see it, but I think now that it is not even questionable, the Nationals will have the best rotation for years to come if they keep pitching the way they do. Imagine facing Stephen, Zimmerman, Gio, and Edwin in a four game series, looks like straight up nightmare.

      • WHIPunk says:

        And arguably I think better than the Phillies with Roy, Cole, Oswalt, and Cliff.

        My reasoning is because in the long term (as long as they stay healthy) is that they have all relatively young pitchers. Add a few more bats and the Nationals are going to be BEAST for years to come.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          The Braves never fully took advantage of a Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine trio. Washington’s not guaranteed to do anything special.

          • WHIPunk says:

            Why is it so hard for anyone to respond to what I said, instead of what you perceive to have read. I did not say they were going to win 5 World Series, I said IF they add a few bats and IF they stay healthy they would be beast. Glavine/Maddux/Smoltz won a championship and were perennial winners of the NL east, why I’m defending them I have no idea, but it’s largely because you did not respond to what I said, but instead responded to what you think I said.

    • DT says:

      Well we traded for Pineda who had a 3.42 FIP 9.11 K/9 and he would have been our 3rd/4th starter.

      • WHIPunk says:

        He never started for us, that’s a hypothetical situation, I’m talking about real live production.

        • WHIPunk says:

          Also Pineda was believed to be a #2 starter. Looking at the K rated Kuroda has this year 6.57/9 and the long term viability of him, the Nationals by far have a superior staff.

        • DT says:

          Yea, but a lot of this is in hindsight though. Pineda is a superior pitcher to Jackson last year, banking on him would have been just as good…had he not gotten injured.

          • WHIPunk says:

            Yea… Again people not reading what I said, I did not say the Yankees are at fault for not getting Jackson (nor was I comparing to him to Pineda at all), it was your choice to bring up Pineda. I was arguing that he is underrated, and how it’s amazing to me he is the 4th pitcher in a rotation.

  280. The Real Greg says:

    There’s the problem with pinch hitting, the other manager can respond in kind.

  281. Marcy says:

    If any of you are really interested about Steve Johnson he’s an interesting story. Drafted by the Dodgers in 2005 – they got him in the Josh Bell trade. His father was a pitcher and they’re from Baltimore so I guess they’re happy.

  282. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andino taketh, Andino giveth back.

  283. Kramerica Industries says:

    That was fricken’ huge.

  284. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Generous scoring.

    Nice insurance run though.

  285. The Real Greg says:

    Jeter takes the Laughing Troll to be spanked and given a gift basket

  286. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Mclouth.

  287. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Son of a bitch.

  288. Marcy says:

    Swisher can’t catch a break

  289. Anthony says:

    Oh, WOW! Poor Swish

  290. klemy says:

    Fucking Swish can’t buy a damned hit right now.

  291. Kramerica Industries says:

    I guess the same Yankee fan couldn’t ruin McLouth again.

  292. The Laughing Troll says:

    Swisher and Granderson . . . YEESH.

  293. Anthony says:

    We got enough wiggle room for Sori to make things interesting.

  294. Effthisnoise says:

    Hi I’m Nate mclouth. Against every other team in baseball, I suck

    • Marcy says:

      Do you wonder if that concussion he got last year or 2 years ago when he ran into Melky messed him up? He was great in the All-Star game at the stadium.

  295. Brian S. says:

    Two weeks ago everyone was all “BRING BACK TEH SWISH!!!” and now everyone hates him. For a guy that puts up almost exactly a 125 wRC+ every year he sure is streaky. The streakiest consistent hitter in baseball?

    • The Laughing Troll says:

      He has to be up there . . . along with Teixera, perhaps? I used to think that Jeter was streaky (at least I think I did) but he’s somehow managed to limit his cold spells, which I couldn’t be happier about.

  296. Marcy says:

    MLB doing a Jeffrey Maier thing on those catches

  297. Mick taylor says:

    Prediction: nick swisher will hit under 200 the rest of this season because he can’t hit in pressure filled games. He begins to actually look like he shrinks in size at the plate. I would not resign him.

  298. Tom says:

    Luis Ayala being Luis Ayala circa 2011.

    Inherited runners…you can score. My runners you can shall not pass. ERA intact.

  299. Cy Pettitte says:

    suck it, Reynolds.

  300. Anthony says:

    LOL. Well now its a save situation. You pad those stats, Sori.

  301. herby says:

    Needs to make this interesting doesn’t he…

  302. klemy says:

    I just don’t know what to say anymore. lol

  303. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    OK then.

  304. The Real Greg says:

    If that was with no outs, I’d feel a lot more nervous.

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

    He just wanted a save.

  306. Countryclub says:

    Hey, look….a cutter rt down the middle of the plate.

  307. Effthisnoise says:

    Let’s see, throw curve balls get strikes and outs….throw something over the plate…….

  308. Cy Pettitte says:

    you get a HR and you get a HR, and you get a HR….

  309. RetroRob says:

    Too Many HRs!

  310. The Laughing Troll says:

    Ugh. WHY NO 1-2-3?!

  311. Marcy says:

    It’s still not a save.

  312. Kramerica Industries says:

    Untuck that bitch.

  313. RetroRob says:

    Nice win.

    Take the next two!

  314. Brian S. says:

    Wow the Orioles called up a rookie and he’s outperforming a crappy old veteran. Someone should tell the Yankees front office that they can do that same.

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

    Save THIS, you piece of shit.

  316. Anthony says:

    Now, the big question is: Can we win two in a row??????????

  317. Assapopulus says:

    And fuck you Andino!

  318. Countryclub says:

    It was looking like a possible laugher. But still a good win.

    Hopefully CC has his A game tomorrow.

  319. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Orioles lose every time they get in first place.

    Clearly can’t handle the pressure.

  320. herby says:

    Let’s see if they can do something in the next two…be nice to leave Baltimore a few games up.

  321. Effthisnoise says:

    So the conversation after the last two days needs to be. “ok bullpen, throw breaking stuff. Throw straight stuff and we will staple your balls to the club house floor”

  322. stuart a says:

    i will tak eany win any way.

    eppley sucks… does girardi know that? not that girardi has a lot of choices for the pen, it is horroble..

    swishers almost homer was right where the pearce homer was. same fan etc.

    hughes 1 mistake, good for him.

    arod with a big homer…wow..

    cano still with 73 rbi’s but hey he is hitting 302.. HE is invisible…wow some elite player…..

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

    You think Joe Buck likes to…you know…’untuck’??

    #SORI2012

  324. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Now that our offense is finally starting to look pretty decent it would be nice if we learned how to pitch again too.

  325. Brian S. says:

    Melky Mesa walkoff 2-run home run with the season on the line and 2 outs.

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