Sep
09

Game 140: End of the trip

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(Rob Carr/Getty)

When this ten-game stretch against the Orioles and Rays started last weekend, the Yankees were three games up on Baltimore and four up on Tampa. Following three wins in nine games, they’re now tied with the O’s and just two ahead of the Rays. They’ve struggled offensively, the starting pitchers are seemingly unable to protect a lead, and the bullpen can’t go a game without allowing the opponent to tack on runs. A win today moves the Yankees back into first by one game, but something tells me it won’t be easy. Here’s the starting lineup…

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

RHP Freddy Garcia

Today’s game starts a little after 1:30pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and TBS nationally. Enjoy.

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  1. Defensive Indifference says:

    What a long, strange trip its been.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      And disappointing. Don’t forget disappointing.

      A loss today would mean all three series’ were lost. It would also give the Orioles the tiebreaker in the event the Yankees and O’s finish in a tie in the standings.

      A fortunate thing for the Yankees is they only have three games left against the Rays/O’s, while the Rays and O’s still play six against each other. An unfortunate thing is that the A’s (who, quietly, now have the 2nd best record in the AL) are on the schedule. Hopefully the Yankees get a measure of revenge for the disaster in Oakland.

    • Austin Aunelowitzky (formerly Paul VuvuZuvella) says:

      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.

  2. EDDARD says:

    This is Freddy’s last stand. Nova’s back and will either take the spot of Phelps or Freddy. We need a good outing from him in this must win game.

  3. Big Member says:

    can sumbody please exaplin me what the fuck cc was thinking when he hit Markakis? there is a reason why the 0s are called the fighting Os. don’t blame buck when jeter gets hit in the leg and brakes his ankle adn is out for the year

  4. C-Med21 says:

    Over or Under: Freddy goes 5 innings

  5. Mike says:

    Texeira now might miss the remainder of the season.

  6. Pat D says:

    I haven’t been able to determine this or not, but did the umpires not face the media last night? I mean, that’s the usual practice when they fuck up an important call.

  7. Countryclub says:

    Need to win to even up the season series. Losing would give O’s tiebreaker in certain scenarios.

  8. jjyank says:

    *sigh*

    Guess I picked a good week to be on vacation, it was nice to get away from all this for a few days. I’m back now, so the Yankees should maybe do the same. Sweat the good sweat, Freddy.

  9. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Over/under Freddy gives up 2.5 HR?

  10. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Feel the pressure Britton. Feel it.

  11. Mike says:

    Over, he’ll give up 3

  12. Over under 12 swings and misses by Andruw Jones on the same 3 pitches that Jeter just took.

  13. jjyank says:

    I’ll take that.

  14. Ro says:

    Here’s to a 14-3 Yankee blow out win today. Pressure is on the O’s.

  15. VCR1111 says:

    Have a bad feeling about Garcia’s outing…hopefully I’m wrong. Wouldn’t it be nice to have Swisher and/or Granderson pick up Tex’s RBI spot?

  16. The Laughing Troll says:

    ESPN’s telling me that Teixera could very well be out for the “remainder of the season”?

  17. Chilango says:

    Good AB Swish.

  18. jjyank says:

    Dear Yankees,

    I will do a shot every run you score. I hope I don’t make it past the 3rd inning.

    Sincerely,

    Guy Who Doesn’t Have To Wake Up For Work Tomorrow

  19. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    of course

  20. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol.

  21. Kramerica Industries says:

    Unpredictable double play is unpredictable, right?

    God ARod is slow.

  22. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    That broken hand sure seems to have sapped ARod’s speed.

  23. Chilango says:

    hahahaha

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank freaking god.

  25. jjyank says:

    Thank you for salvaging something there, Robbie!

  26. WhittakerWalt says:

    Trying to pull the sinkerball makes anyone a DP machine. So, great job Alex.

  27. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Game = over. Freddy’s got this shit on lock.

  28. Anthony says:

    Well we all know what happens next. The Yanks scored their 1 run, the bats will now go silent until the 8th inning.

  29. So am I the only one here who thinks people in the Girardi/Sherman thread where very overly critical of Sherman? If Girardi just says “Yes I was talking about CC” then the story ends there.

    • flamingo says:

      I think no one’s at fault as much as Marchand, who publicly tweeted and wrote about a private confrontation.

      • I think it’s wrong to blame Marchand. If he doesn’t tweet and report it somebody else does. Also if his editor finds out he DIDN’T report it he’s in huge trouble. If the manager/boss/politician of the organization, gets into a fight with a reporter and you don’t report it?!?!?! That’s a career killer. Your editor is never going to trust you to get the scoop again.

      • Defensive Indifference says:

        There is nothing “private” when someone like Girardi is dealing with a reporter.

        • flamingo says:

          I don’t know, I’d consider it private. The only thing caught on video is Girardi rolling his eyes when Sherman asked the question again. Apparently after that they had a confrontation in his office. I’d consider that pretty private. And it’s interesting that Sherman’s article about last night’s game makes no mention of it.

          • Well, before they really got into it in his office he probably told Sherman all of this is off the record. However, that doesn’t stop Marchand from reporting simply what he observed (that the two got into a shouting match) also, if the rest of the media was still in the clubhouse there is no way it can be considered private.

          • Defensive Indifference says:

            Fair point, especially if Sherman made no mention of it in his article. But I think it’s pretty easy to get burned dealing with reporters.

    • jjyank says:

      I think the whole thing is overblown. I don’t really care one way or another.

      • You can’t deny perception is everything though. This looks really bad for both Girardi and Sherman. Both walk away looking much worse in the eyes of the general (mouth breathing) public.

        • jjyank says:

          Yeah, probably. I just usually perceive other people’s actions as if I were in there shoes. Remaining calm in his situation, all things considered, is so much easier said than done. Look at some of the comments on these game threads, most people would be fired in a week. As far as Sherman goes, maybe he didn’t hear the other questions, maybe not. I don’t know. Other people may perceive this all differently, but I don’t view either of them differently.

          • I find hit hard to look at it objectively personally, because I am an aspiring journalist, and last time I went to school I wound up sports editor of the college paper. Trying to get a coach to answer questions openly when the team is losing of just terrible (as every team at BCC was) is very, very difficult.

            • or just terrible* Thank god I’m not an editor anymore. My EIC would murder me if she saw half my posts on this site.

            • jjyank says:

              Fair enough, I can imagine. Which is why I won’t really give Sherman crap about it. And considering Girardi (and the Yankees overall) situation, I won’t give him crap about it either. Should Sherman have been either paying attention, or not badgering Girardi with question he already answered? Sure. Should Girardi have kept his cool more? Sure. As far as I’m concerned, neither one is right and neither one is wrong. That washes out to a non-issue for me.

  30. So…Sterling just said that if Garcia gets through 5 to go right to Lowe,Epply,Rappada,and Logan…am I the only one who is not okay with that plan?

  31. Chilango says:

    Down Freddy down!

  32. WhittakerWalt says:

    Please stop trying to pull the sinker.

  33. That 0-1 pitch is the only pitch I would ever throw to Jones. I’ve been saying it since he cooled off after that Boston series, he cannot hit it.

  34. TomH says:

    Andruw helps to start getting the pitchcount under control.

  35. TomH says:

    With Teixeira out again, and with Granderson disarmed, it’s once again a short lineup.

  36. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Cleanup hitter tries to bunt his way on against Freddy Garcia.

    lmao

  37. EDDARD says:

    Say what you want about Freddy but he’s doing what our ace could not, hold down the Os offense.

  38. WhittakerWalt says:

    This is a good time to throw Reynolds a BP fastball.

  39. Andruw's Smile says:

    I think I’m done watching Andruw Jones wave at every pitch. I’ve been a supporter all year, but man he looks done. Is there an alternative? At all? Idk, maybe Girardi gets creative, but it hasn’t been pretty.

    • Will The Thrill says:

      At this point I’d rather have Zolio Almonte or Melky Mesa up to play the OF. They’d probably suck too but probably not as bad as Jones is right now.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Imagine if the past 5 years of his career had been even average. We’d be talking about his Hall of Fame chances.

    • EDDARD says:

      It’s getting to the point where we can ask is Eric Chavez really that much worse vs lefties than Andruw? And don’t give me a 30 AB sample size to back that up. Try something else, Joe.

      • jjyank says:

        Chavez has a career wRC+ of 85 against lefties, and that includes all of his good years. In a smaller sample, he has a wRC+ of 1 this year against lefties. Yes, 1. 62 wRC+ last year.

        Jones has a wRC+ of 85 against lefties this year, and had a 151 mark last year.

        So yes, Jones has been bad this year. But Chavez could be even worse against lefties.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        1) Chavez can’t handle playing everyday
        2) Chavez doesn’t play OF (not that Jones really does either)
        3) Chavez hasn’t hit vs. lefties in years

        There are better options. Chavez isn’t one of them.

        • Andruw's Smile says:

          Is Nix in the OF a better option? I’m really struggling to find one here. Granderson/Ichiro in the OF against lefties is ugly, but I’m not sure if it’s as ugly as Jones right now.

          • jjyank says:

            Maybe, but Nix is the kind of player that will get exposed quickly playing every day too. I get the sense that the Yankees would rather keep him in part time duty to spell A-Rod, Jeter, and Cano every once in awhile.

            • Andruw's Smile says:

              Well, Nix has already been playing everyday against lefties. The whole Jones/Ibanez platoon has turned into a mess in the second half. It seems amazing that there’s no alternative right now.

              • jjyank says:

                Yeah, and it seems that they would rather keep him in the infield on those lefty starts. It’s far from an ideal situation, but I don’t know what options are better than Andruw.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            I’d rather see that. Or give Dickerson a shot (at least you’d get defense). Or McGehee 1B, Nix 3B, Pearce OF, Nunez SS/DH.

    • Brian S. says:

      Melky Mesa and Ronnier Mustelier are the alternatives.

  40. Andruw's Smile says:

    Jete’s looking really gimpy too. I was thinking the same thing on that infield single when he ran to 2nd on the error. Not good.

  41. Marcy says:

    D.J. not running well is AN ISSUE! Unlike most of you I think that’s why Granderson’s sitting – he’s hurting from being overplayed.

  42. RetroRob says:

    Jeter looked like he injured himself running from first to second in the first inning. Been limping since. This might have been mentioned prior, but just joining.

  43. Anthony says:

    Ouch. At first I thought that hit him on a line, rather than a bounce. Either way….. bats have been silent since the 1st……..

  44. WhittakerWalt says:

    Swisher 0 for last 27.

  45. Will The Thrill says:

    Wow. It’s amazing how neutralized the Yankees are against lefties/groundball pitchers.

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

    Are the Yankees gonna have to blow this lead before they start hitting and come up short?

  47. captain kiwi says:

    the games i get to watch are so far and few between. let’s win this one boys.

  48. Austin Aunelowitzky (formerly Paul VuvuZuvella) says:

    I haven’t voted in the confidence poll in a couple of weeks. Actually think I’ll be a 6 this week. Considering a 5.

  49. Garcia has been awesome so far, averaging just over 10 pitches per inning, not a whole lot of hard contact, hopefully he can get us through 6?

  50. jjyank says:

    Nice Freddy. But I think I speak for every Yankees fan everywhere when I say that 1 run is not enough for him, so let’s get some breathing room offense!

  51. Anthony says:

    It sucks that that’s only a single

  52. Kramerica Industries says:

    The difference between a HR and a single there was, like, an inch.

  53. …how are you only on 1st?! was he hot-dogging the homer trot?

  54. MannyGeee says:

    nice almost OppoBomb by A-Rod… woulda been nice to see him muscle out a double there…

    COUNTERPOINT: He mighta stayed at 1st in order to combat RISPFAIL…

    #drinkinthaKoolAid

  55. Mick taylor says:

    Prediction swisher won’t hit200 the rest of the way . He cannot hit in playoff pressure type gameyou wanna sign this guy for 15 million a year?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      Prediction: you will make this same prediction over and over and over.

    • jjyank says:

      Did you make that prediction was Swisher was essentially carrying the offense for 2 weeks? He’s in a slump now, for sure, but he can bounce back just as quickly.

  56. Kramerica Industries says:

    Is it too much to ask for them not to hit into another DP here?

  57. johnstamos says:

    I would actually like a bunt here, Rusty.

  58. jjyank says:

    You know your command isn’t on today when you walk Robbie without him swinging at all.

  59. EDDARD says:

    Britton’s trying to hand us this ballgame. Let’s score multiple runs here.

  60. jjyank says:

    Hell yeah, no DP now. Let’s go Russ, win Betty’s heart back!

  61. Anthony says:

    Lets do some damage here boys.

  62. this is going to sound terrible but I can see this happening: Martin walking, Pearce K’ing, and Jones hitting into a 5-4-3. That’s just my pessimist talking.

  63. Marcy says:

    With all the negativity about Joel Sherman if you read his article on some of the moves made this year – well, he’s pretty right on-

  64. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, the double play is back on now.

  65. Chilango says:

    Time to put up a crooked number no excuses.

  66. captain kiwi says:

    uh… were robbie and arod arguing?

  67. MannyGeee says:

    dont you HAVE to score a run here? isnt it in the rulebook? bases juiced no outs and the pitcher cant find the plate….

  68. MannyGeee says:

    Weiter’s glasses would be distracting as hell if I was pitching… just sayin

  69. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Take a strike.

  70. Cy Pettitte says:

    the guy can’t throw a strike. gotta blow this open here, no excuses.

  71. Pearce should put the bat down until he proves he can throw a strike.

  72. jjyank says:

    Wow Britton has no idea where the ball is going right now. Please take advantage.

  73. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Take a strike Andruw.

  74. Kramerica Industries says:

    More runs, please.

  75. Chilango says:

    Put Zach away NOW

  76. captain kiwi says:

    niiiiiiiiiiice

  77. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jones is toast. time to retire.

  78. Anthony says:

    Jonesy….

  79. Kramerica Industries says:

    Andruw Jones continues to show it’s been a long time since he crossed the line into being completely worthless.

  80. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Step 1: Take Andruw out behind the barn.
    Step 2: Put him out of his misery.

  81. EDDARD says:

    Only Andruw could strike out on 3 pitches after he had just walked 3 straight men. Now here comes the DP to get him out of the inning.

  82. MannyGeee says:

    whoa… Andruw was drooling at that 1st pitch. so much so that he hacked at the 2nd pitch off the plate, and hung out for the 3rd

    Not the kind of problem you’re supposed to have with veterans’ presents

  83. Effthisnoise says:

    And here comes rally killer jones…..after all those walks he strikes out on 3 straight pitches

  84. jjyank says:

    Fuck Andruw. At least a DP there would have scored a run.

  85. Listening on the radio, but let me guess exactly what happened on that 0-1 pitch: Andruw swung as hard as you’ve ever seen anybody swing over the top of the sinker and missed spectacularly.

  86. Will The Thrill says:

    Jeez. I’d rather have Melky Mesa Or Zoilo Almonte up here at this point. Jones looks like a little leaguer out there.

  87. Marcy says:

    Joe must hate MeGehee cause he has power

  88. Giancarlo Stanton 2017 says:

    Jones will be the left off the hopeful playoff roster right? Right???

    • Pinstripes In Cali says:

      Seriously. For the life of me, I can’t understand running him out there every time there’s a lefty on the mound so he can flail about and humiliate himself. And kill rallies.

  89. jjyank says:

    BASEBALL PLAYERZZZZ!!

  90. Kramerica Industries says:

    That’ll work.

    More runs.

  91. EDDARD says:

    Nix should be the LF from now on vs lefties. Gives us a much better chance at contact.

  92. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Professional Baseball Player.

    (Take notes Andruw)

  93. WhittakerWalt says:

    Fuck, how horrible is Andruw Jones?

  94. MannyGeee says:

    look at Nix contributing. Andruw, take note please

  95. Chilango says:

    Keep the line moving

  96. WhittakerWalt says:

    I hope they have some nice golf couses in Curucao.

  97. Anthony says:

    Wow look at that pitch count

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichiro!!!

    hahh fuck your luck Orioles.

  99. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hah.

    Baltimore victimized by their own chop.

  100. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Lol as if they have any right to complain.

  101. Giancarlo Stanton 2017 says:

    Oh STFU Reynolds

  102. Effthisnoise says:

    Make up call. Too late you fucks

  103. Anthony says:

    Nice!!!!! How do you like that call Buck

  104. jjyank says:

    HAHAHAHA the BABIP Gods are helping us out after the blown call last night.

    Also, the Camden Yards is playing Bob Marley. Awesome.

  105. MannyGeee says:

    Baltimore Chop for tha win!!!!

    *resisting the urge to make “Baltimore Chop-Stick” joke

  106. Chilango says:

    Fuck you Buck, Suck it up.

  107. Kramerica Industries says:

    Amazing what happens when the proper call at first is made.

  108. captain kiwi says:

    HAHA fuck you o’s!

  109. Cy Pettitte says:

    watch, now O’s fans will be claiming we’re even.

    ESPN headline: Orioles ROBBED in controversial infield hit.

  110. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I don’t feel comfortable with any lead with freddy. More please.

  111. Effthisnoise says:

    Bet the oriols network shos THAT replay a million times

  112. DERP says:

    safe or not? orioles broadcast had terrible view.

  113. flamingo says:

    SMALLBALL FTW

    Extended rallies like this happen ALL THE TIME in the playoffs!!!

    Seriously, though, I’m glad it’s happening now.

  114. Will The Thrill says:

    Mark Reynolds is such a little bitch. Over celebrating the last out yesterday and being overly dramatic about that last call. Who does he think he is? I guess the little hot streak he’s been on really went to his head.

  115. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Britton’s been on an incredible run too. But he really has trouble throwing strikes against the Yankees.

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Anything but a GIDP please. So since I asked it’s gonna be a GIDP

  117. MannyGeee says:

    swung @ ball 4… twice

  118. DERP says:

    Orioles broadcast showed two views of that replay. Yesterday they showed only one and only after going to commercial and starting the postgame show.

  119. Kramerica Industries says:

    More runs…

  120. jjyank says:

    Hahaha this Britton implosion is awesome.

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    just need about 5 more runs so I can start relaxing a bit

  122. flamingo says:

    Nice AB by Jeter.

  123. MannyGeee says:

    Britton was just TRYING to walk Jeter, but Jeter had to see one rolled to him to not swing.

    pretty funny

  124. DERP says:

    We haven’t had one hard hit ball since A-Rod. I love it.

  125. Big Member says:

    cmon yanks 1 more run and I can order papa jonns tomorrow….

  126. jjyank says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and take credit for all of this. Clearly, the Yankees want me to be drunk today.

  127. captain kiwi says:

    love itttttt

  128. DERP says:

    The only possible explanation is that Britton didn’t BUCKle up.

  129. So if we hold onto this game: before the series the general concencious was win the series, but a split wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Considering how we lost the two games (heart breaking failure by D-Rob and blown call) I think we should actually feel pretty good about this.

  130. Will The Thrill says:

    Ah. This reminds me of the good old times when the Yankees used to walk all over the Orioles and Rays. Good times, good times.

  131. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Seriously, keep it going. A big hit by Swish would be some kind of wonderful.

  132. DERP says:

    More runs would be fantastic.

  133. Kevin G. says:

    Let’s than greatest manager ever Buck Showalter leaving Britton in too long

  134. DERP says:

    Does Buck like leaving his pitchers in too long?

  135. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sherman just tweeted “#Yankees up 5-0. If this blow out, wonder if #Orioles retaliate at some point for CC (I believe unintentionally) fracturing Markakis thumb.”

    if they do this they are the scum of baseball. Markakis was hit with 2 outs 0-2 in a tight game with no intention.

  136. Kevin G. says:

    Let’s thank greatest manager ever Buck Showalter leaving Britton in too long

  137. Nick…it’s actually garbage time. It’s time to break out of this deadness you’ve been in.

  138. TomH says:

    The Yanks need to finish them, coup de grace and all that.

    Unfortunately, a long time for ol Freddy to be sitting.

  139. MannyGeee says:

    hooray… Arrieta cant find the plate either

  140. Kramerica Industries says:

    Swisher is still lost, even in this inning.

  141. Ron says:

    Swisher and jones are so bad.

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish is so bad, at least he only made 1 out I guess. Do some damage now Alex.

  143. The Guns of Navarone says:

    That’s a nasty cutter though

  144. Matt says:

    91 mph cutter right down the middle after you fouled off a fastball the other way that was only 4 mph faster. How do you strike out on that pitch? Embarrassing.

  145. Damnit Swish. I think he needs to sit a game…just to clear his head a little bit. Thank god for the off day tomorrow, maybe that’ll help.

  146. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees are gonna have a lot of money come off the books.

    Getting under the cap for 2014 is looking easier by the day.

  147. MannyGeee says:

    that was a FUCKING SICK cutter by Arrieta.

    Hughes/D-Rob: be aware, if you aint doing it like that, then dont do it.

  148. Chilango says:

    Fuck you Nick. You should be batting tenth

  149. Will The Thrill says:

    Grandy and Swisher in this series have reminded us why it’s a bad idea to sign them to extensions.

  150. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That was a check.

  151. Kramerica Industries says:

    ARod did NOT go around.

  152. Karl Krawfid says:

    He didn’t go, come on.

  153. Anthony says:

    Still don’t feel confident with 5 runs

  154. WhittakerWalt says:

    God, Nick. Just lost.

  155. Effthisnoise says:

    How many calls are They gonna fucking blow!!!

  156. Cy Pettitte says:

    yuck. 4 runs is great but with Freddy on the mound another hit or two would have been nice.

  157. MannyGeee says:

    really Alex?

    although, looks like he held up in the replay. but still dude

  158. johnstamos says:

    lol at this YES commercial: “Flanagan’s Reward Program”

  159. Matt says:

    What can you even say at this point? That was not even close to a swing. Remind me why we don’t have replay yet?

  160. Chilango says:

    Could have blown it open. Jones and Swisher are automatic outs. ARod got fooled. Will 5 be enough for Freddy?

  161. WhittakerWalt says:

    He checked.

  162. Will The Thrill says:

    More runs there would have been nice. But then again the Yankees have sucked at scoring insurance runs/blowing it open all year. Nothing new.

  163. EDDARD says:

    Two things going forward-

    Freddy gave us everything we needed today and did what CC could not, win a big ballgame in a pennant race. He will keep his rotation spot, Phelps is out.

    Nix should play in LF vs lefties instead of Andruw. Britton walked 3 straight men and there’s only two players in the league who could then strike out on 3 straight pitches. One of them is Andruw and the other is Granderson. Neither should play the field vs lefties.

  164. captain kiwi says:

    the fuck is wrong with 1b umps this series?

  165. Karl Krawfid says:

    Get the pen up please.

  166. Brian S. says:

    Great, gritty inning right there but why is Andruw Jones still getting at-bats during a pennant race?

  167. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nice way to start the inning, Freddy.

  168. Will The Thrill says:

    Holy shit! Mclouth was looking to walk there. Come on!

  169. Tom says:

    Really?

    5-0 and you walk Nate McClouth (on at least 5 balls out of the zone)

  170. Marcy says:

    That’s it

  171. Kramerica Industries says:

    Wow, 0-2 plunk?

    Is Freddy serious?

  172. WhittakerWalt says:

    NOOOOOO

  173. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ.

  174. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Get the pen up.

  175. Really Freddy?!?! Fuck man, come on!!

  176. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I can’t wait until Freddy Garcia is off this team.

  177. WhittakerWalt says:

    Joba should not be allowed anywhere near this game.

  178. Effthisnoise says:

    Get him the fuck out of there before he gives all these runs back. God damn dude

  179. Marcy says:

    It’s going to take Nova some time to get ready — they need a bridge to get to him.

  180. JobaWockeeZ says:

    FUCK FREDDY.

  181. Karl Krawfid says:

    OMFG man.

  182. Anthony says:

    Pull him now please

  183. WhittakerWalt says:

    0-2 double.

  184. Kramerica Industries says:

    Freddy wouldn’t know a shut down inning if it bit him in the fucking ass.

    Unreal.

  185. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fuck Freddy Garcia.

    Bullpen immediately.

  186. Will The Thrill says:

    I’m not in the mood for this right now. Yankees seem to love letting teams catch up, whether it’s on the scoreboard or in the standings.

  187. Marcy says:

    Please take him out now. Please, please, please.

  188. Ron says:

    That’s don’t fucking play around. Take the trash out now.

  189. WhittakerWalt says:

    Betemit swings at everything, especially with two strikes. Might as well groove one.

  190. Mike N says:

    BEAR THE FUCK DOWN, FREDDY!

  191. Effthisnoise says:

    Home run right here

  192. Cy Pettitte says:

    may be time to pull Freddy….

  193. Of course John and Suzyn are blaming the long inning for this, and now John is saying it’s the offense’s fault cause they didn’t get the “big hit” Can’t they just admit that Freddy isn’t that good of a pitcher?

  194. jgmcb says:

    yep bases loaded with 1 one out and 5-0 and didn’t add any more runs – that will come back to haunt us. the might orioles will put up at least 5 runs today, so we either score more or lose.

    • jjyank says:

      The bases were loaded several times, and they got runs in those situations in a few of them. A big hit would have been nice, but they did score 4 runs that inning.

      • jgmcb says:

        yea but 7 or 8 runs it was you need with freddy/nova pitching and our bullpen. it’s now 5-3 as I write this. the orioles will score at least 2 more runs the rest of the game.

      • Anthony says:

        I have to agree with him, they had the opportunity to really blow the game open. 5 runs against this perplexing O’s offense with Garcia on the mound just isn’t enough.

        • jjyank says:

          That would be nice, but I have a hard time chastising the offense for NOT scoring 8 runs or something. That does’t happen very often.

  195. Will The Thrill says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve witnessed Yankee starter hold a lead. Fuck this team.

  196. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hanging everything.

  197. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We need another Aceves. Fuck Freddy.

  198. WhittakerWalt says:

    I’m nitpicking now, but I want Nix to use two hands to make that catch. Don’t screw around.

  199. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’d hate myself too if I made an out against Freddy Garcia.

  200. Chilango says:

    Right on cue. Fuck you Freddy. Now the Swish/Arod combo choke looms large.

  201. Will The Thrill says:

    Our rotation is full of guys without out pitches.

  202. Karl Krawfid says:

    Everything hanging and down the middle.

    Come on Joe.

  203. Tom says:

    Is Nova available if needed in the middle innings? Or is that next turn in the rotation?

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    GET HIM OUT NOW YOU IDIOT. christ.

  205. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This guy thought he deserved a starting spot.

  206. Karl Krawfid says:

    Come on a fucking 2 strike fastball!

    Come the fuck on!

  207. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Get this piece of shit out of the fucking game.

  208. Fuck it, go to Jobber…he can’t be much worse than this.

  209. Kramerica Industries says:

    And ANOTHER two strike hit.

    Get him out of there, before Reynolds ties this game up.

  210. Marcy says:

    Too late Joe – too late

  211. Jag says:

    Garcia has to go.

  212. Mick taylor says:

    Heywhere are all the andruw jones fans? Why don’t you defend him like you were only a few days ago prediction : swisher will hit under 200 the rest of this season because these are pressure filled playoff like games and you wanna give him 15 million year

  213. Anthony says:

    A little late there Joe.

  214. Will The Thrill says:

    Fucking terrible. Awful!

  215. Ron says:

    Two batters two late.

  216. WhittakerWalt says:

    Joba? REALLLY.
    I’m going to a bar.

  217. Mike N says:

    DAMMIT!

  218. Effthisnoise says:

    Thanks freddy! Way to hold them. And joba comming in to burn it all the way to the ground

  219. Kramerica Industries says:

    I remember the brief revival Freddy has when he returned to the rotation.

    Good times.

    Now a 5-0 lead is something he can’t even protect beyond one fucking out.

  220. Nice Scheister says:

    Here we go again…

  221. Widget says:

    This team is such a joke.

  222. Chilango says:

    O’s 8-15 WRISP this series. And a ton of HRs.

  223. this space for rent says:

    Tomorrow they pick up the garbage in my neighborhood.

    I wonder if Nick Swisher will fit in my garbage can?

  224. Tom says:

    0-2 HBP
    0-2 hard double
    1-2 pop up
    1-2 hard single

    For even a league average pitcher that should be 1 for 4, not 2-3 with another hitter reaching.

  225. Karl Krawfid says:

    How many times am I going to have to watch Matt Wieters tomahawk that same fastball in to right field?

  226. MannyGeee says:

    so, I get it. Freddy dont have it right now.

    but at 50ish pitches, yikes…

  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    They have a day off, a ton of guys in the bullpen. They could match up for 4 innings then give it to DRob and Soriano. there’s no excuse for letting Freddy get shelled like that.

  228. Chilango says:

    All things considered, we’re lucky. Girardi took him out before the real fireworks started.

  229. Nathan says:

    Sundays = good

    Sundays when Freddy pitches = bad

  230. Karl Krawfid says:

    Here comes the 2 strike fastball!

  231. Brian S. says:

    Okay Joba, make me not hate this decision.

  232. Will The Thrill says:

    I love how Mark Reynolds has suddenly developed plate discipline after setting single season strikeout records.

  233. MannyGeee says:

    I just saw Andy Pettitte holding a bat.

    ZOMG!!!!!! Hes re-sigining with Houston!!! Pettitte/Clemens 2013!

  234. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why can’t this team go a year without starting pitching issues? I mean every team has them but for a team to pour this many resources into them, one year of stability would be nice for once.

  235. Cy Pettitte says:

    they retired Reynolds holy shit

  236. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gift call but ill take it.

  237. Anthony says:

    Throw Reynolds out please

  238. Wait…we got Reynolds out in a pressure situation?!?!?! Maybe there’s hope?

  239. Marcy says:

    I know AAA is over – do we have anyone new…and good that came or is coming up?

    • Brian S. says:

      Joseph, Mesa, Mustelier, and Whitley should be called up but they won’t because Girardi would rather play Jones, Lowe, Eppley, and Ibanez.

  240. Effthisnoise says:

    Fucking eat it reynolds

  241. MannyGeee says:

    paint that corner Joba!!!!! fuck your ‘control issues’! Grunt & fart your way back to tha rotation!

  242. Will The Thrill says:

    Gift call for us Yankee fans from Meals behind the plate for yesterday. I’m still mad Jerry.

  243. Kramerica Industries says:

    More of that, Jobber.

  244. Effthisnoise says:

    Wow Joba?

  245. MannyGeee says:

    JOBA!

  246. Anthony says:

    Not bad, Joba. Offense needs insurance runs.

  247. Mike N says:

    WOW! Joba was good!

  248. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That’s what a pitcher is supposed to do. Take fucking notes Freddy.

    • Mike N says:

      Well, yeah. I mean that was good to strike out two in a row, but what sort of “notes” should Freddy be taking? Do you think he doesn’t know that it’s good to strike people out?

      • Brian Cashman says:

        Right pitching right down the middle, or plunking a hitter on an 0-2 count are perfectly valid things one should do.

        • Mike N says:

          Of course those are bad things to do. Do you think Garcia doesn’t know those are bad things to do, and just needs to take notes that say “don’t pitch right down the middle; don’t hit batters on 0-2 counts; strike people out”, study those notes, and then he’ll be a better pitcher?

  249. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jobber starting to look better. nice.

  250. Is old grunting/farting/snorting/bull-in-a-china-shop Joba back? That would be huge. Hooray for SSS hope!!!

  251. Ron says:

    It looks like meals is trying to make up for yesterday. Al close pitches going to Yankees.

  252. Kramerica Industries says:

    I do expect a post tomorrow about Freddy no longer being a usable piece of the staff.

    Today just has to be the end of the line for him, all things considered. Especially with Nova (hah!) returning, and Pettitte not being far off either.

  253. Will The Thrill says:

    Joba in the rotation > Freddy in the rotation

  254. MannyGeee says:

    whats up with Russ and the bluff bunt today?

  255. Brian Cashman says:

    Run slower Martin.

  256. Kramerica Industries says:

    How the fuck did they turn two on that?

  257. Will The Thrill says:

    It amazes me how many fastballs down the middle and hanging breaking balls the Yankees foul off. Fucking hit it.

  258. Chilango says:

    How many cookies have our guys missed this series?

  259. The Laughing Troll says:

    Fuck Cano! Asshole used to be my favorite player . . . He might as well have been running through water on his way to second! Does this prick EVER hustle?

  260. Karl Krawfid says:

    Classic case of trying to do to much by Martin.

    • Will The Thrill says:

      I would rather him just take pitches with the intention of not swinging the bat at all and see what would’ve happened.

  261. Chilango says:

    Two run lead in the 5th and they’re into out middle relief. Feels like we’re down by two.

  262. Will The Thrill says:

    I’m sorry. Russell Martin has to go next year. I love the guy and his intensity but I have a feeling that him hitting .200 isn’t an aberration. I’d rather have Romine starting on the cheap.

  263. MannyGeee says:

    off topic alert… Jake Locker may be out of the game in Tennesee for trying to superman tackle Patrick Chung on a fumble return… all that after Nate Washington got laid out trying to make the catch that was ruled a fumble. wild sequence

    Sorry Nashville, turns out Hassleback might have to be the answer…

  264. Marcy says:

    Whew! Isn’t it time to bring in Nova?

  265. Kramerica Industries says:

    As long as he’s dealing, keep him in there.

  266. Chilango says:

    Joba’s mixing it up pretty good today. Breaking ball actually breaks. I thought for sure he’s have hung one by now.

  267. MannyGeee says:

    JOba gettin squeezed

  268. Mike N says:

    Stay cool, Joba.

  269. Karl Krawfid says:

    Walking Nate Mcclouth again.

    I mean a player should be fined for walking his ass.

  270. What? Where is this strikezone?!?!?!?!

  271. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Girardi is anxious now but sleeps when Freddy serves out meatballs.

  272. Kramerica Industries says:

    Would really be nice to get Nate friggen McLouth. out one of these days

  273. Nice Scheister says:

    Terrible umps are TERRIBLE!

  274. Will The Thrill says:

    I love how Nate Mclouth was obviously begging for a walk and the Yankees gladly gave him one, again.

  275. MannyGeee says:

    sidebar…. 97 on the gun for Joba

  276. MannyGeee says:

    #FISTPUMP!

  277. Kramerica Industries says:

    Jobber to start the 6th?

    It is the middle of Baltimore’s lineup coming up.

  278. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I completely forgot he did that.

  279. Marcy says:

    A Joba-pump

  280. jjyank says:

    I miss the Joba fist pumps. He looked sharp today.

  281. Anthony says:

    Again, not bad. Still want more offense, though.

  282. Will The Thrill says:

    Good to see Joba over celebrating again.

  283. EDDARD says:

    Joba Chamberlain is back and will finally shore up the 6th and 7th innings for us. He just needed a little time.

  284. Herby says:

    Looked more like Joba than I’ve seen in awhile

  285. Mike N says:

    I don’t think Joba has worked up to throwing more pitches than this in a game, has he? So he can’t come back in the sixth.

  286. Brian S. says:

    Why did the Rangers start Roy Oswalt?

  287. Chilango says:

    Nova starts the 6th?

  288. Anthony says:

    MOTHER OF GOD

  289. Ron says:

    Things I love about joba.
    1. He fist pumps
    2. He throws at youkillis

  290. Karl Krawfid says:

    Omg Grandy.

  291. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Holy shit did Girardi actually make the right call?!

  292. jjyank says:

    ‘Atta boy, Grandy.

  293. Marcy says:

    What do they say? Feast or famine?

  294. Mike N says:

    YEAH! Three-run lead feels a *lot* more comfortable than two.

  295. captain kiwi says:

    holy shit i thought he caught that. GRANDY

  296. DERP says:

    Let’s just score a few more runs and let Nova finish this out. He can get stretched out to start for Garcia next time out. Thoughts?

  297. EDDARD says:

    He finally benched Jones and played matchup with his hitters like he does his pitchers. We’ll probably end up using 8 pitches to finish this ballgame. Girardi ball.

  298. Chilango says:

    If Granderson had struck out we’d all be shitting on Girardi.

  299. DERP says:

    Jake Arrieta has pretty good stuff. I feel like he should be better than he actually is.

    • Brian S. says:

      His FIP/xFIP agree with you.

    • Tom says:

      He’s always been that way…. when he was in the rotation he have some tremendous starts where you’d think: “how is this guy not at least a decent #3 type starter”

      I guess it’s just a consistency thing.

    • Marcy says:

      Not only do we (Yankee fans) have to deal w/O’s again – looks like Giants fans will have Redskins to deal with again.
      The Dome is a house of horrors for G-Men — wish I could see what’s going on or if this is all about NO being a mess w/o Payton.

  300. Mick taylor says:

    Prediction:a yank batter is going to get hot to make up for marcocki

  301. JMK says:

    Figured I’d chime in here re Sherman and Girardi. Full disclosure, I’m a reporter by trade but I want to be fully objective in stating this.

    I don’t like Joel Sherman’s style. I think it’s emblematic of why so many people think we’re distrustful, sensationalist assholes with a slant for the purposes of simply selling papers/ads and inflating egos.

    For those saying Sherman is some untalented hack who does nothing but stir the pot, I respectfully disagree. Sherman breaks a lot of news; he’s very plugged in. You don’t hear about that $189M figure without his reporting. Give the man some credit here; he’s skilled at culling sources and breaking stories.

    A few other points:

    Sherman may have been interviewing other players/coaches, etc. while Girardi answered the question he asked. This happens fairly often.

    Going into Girardi’s office and having a screaming match I think shows a lack of composure on both their parts.

    Some say they like that Girardi showed some fire. There’s no right or wrong answer there; if the players play well some will attribute it to Joe’s discovery of his balls. If the team continues to sink, Joe will be lambasted for losing his cool. It’s a no-win situation for him.

    But Sherman is making himself part of the story here, and that’s out of line. Still, his questions were legitimate and Joe does have a responsibility to address questions posed to him. But for chrissakes, have some tact, Joel. You give us all a bad name.

    • Mike N says:

      Mass media sports “reporting” is a fucking joke to begin with. It’s all just a pretend act to maintain excitement, get butts in seats and watching teevee, and has nothing to do with real journalism.

      • I disagree to an extent. There is still a lot of reporting and findings that are done. The budget, potential trades, potential signings, are all things we talk about to no end here and with out this “fucking joke” as you call it, we’d have absolutely nothing to talk about.

      • JMK says:

        There are institutional problems with all mass media reporting, not just sports. There’s a higher emphasis placed on columns and opinions rather than the gathering of facts or positing of insightful stories, but I think you’re taking this to the extreme.

        Where do you get your information from? It doesn’t just appear out of thin air, there are reporters gathering the information for you to digest and discuss.

        Again, I don’t like the system as it is, but you can’t have it both ways.

    • Did Sherman really make himself part of the story? If so then I view this in a completely different light. I saw the news conference, and I felt like Girardi was in the wrong by taking an attitude with Sherman, and Sherman was wrong for saying it’s part of your job a third time. I then read that Marchand reported the screaming match. Apart from that I haven’t even seen anything on Sherman even commenting on it.

      • JMK says:

        It’s subjective to say, but my sense is by making that terse remark to Girardi about him being paid “the big bucks” and then later engaging in a screaming match (with fellow reporters nearby), Sherman was looking to involve himself in last night’s circus.

        You can and should ask questions and you shouldn’t be pushed around by various power brokers, but baiting people and having public confrontations isn’t the way to go about your work.

        • He absolutely goaded him a little bit, Like I said, both were wrong in their exchange during the conference. As for the argument in the office, I mean Girardi probably asked to speak to him behind closed doors, and their discussion got out of hand. That happens with people that work in the same place, but almost against each other (Girardi’s job is to keep everything in-house, Sherman’s job is to make sure it goes public)

  302. DERP says:

    I don’t like Logan facing Wieters.

  303. The Laughing Troll says:

    BJ Ups. Holla Holla.

  304. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck OOGYs.

  305. DERP says:

    Why is Logan in to face Reynolds?

  306. Curious to who pitches the 7th.

  307. Karl Krawfid says:

    Was that even necessary 3-0? Just put up 4 fingers.

  308. Mike N says:

    YESSSSSSS!

  309. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    well done Boone

  310. Anthony says:

    Bullpen looking sharp today??

  311. DERP says:

    Nice job by Boone, but I don’t think he should have faced Jones, Wieters, and Reynolds. That was asking for trouble.

  312. Chilango says:

    Joba and Logan actually step up. Well done.

  313. The Laughing Troll says:

    IS Swisher 0 for 30 yet?

  314. Brian S. says:

    I’m guessing the 7th will be Eppley to face Machado-Andino and then Rapada to face McLouth?

  315. Karl Krawfid says:

    An A-bomb…nm

  316. jjyank says:

    lol what was that?

  317. Just a biiiiiiiiiiiiiit high.

  318. MannyGeee says:

    LOL Arrieta doing his best Nunez impression

  319. Tom says:

    PH for Martin?

  320. Anthony says:

    BLOW IT OPEN!!!!

  321. The Laughing Troll says:

    0 Runs with RISP once again . . .

  322. Russel has shown some types of life this series…

  323. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    PH for Ibanez please.

  324. Mick taylor says:

    I guess I wa right that a yank was going to get hit to make up for hitting Markakis

  325. Chilango says:

    break.it.open.

  326. MannyGeee says:

    yuck. Ibanez has gone limp this month… i mean, completely flacid.

  327. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    dumb, dumb, dumb

    Not like it was a big spot or anything. Wouldn’t want to burn more players with an expanded roster.

  328. Tom says:

    Can’t believe he let Ibanez hit there… Just flat out stupidity.

  329. Anthony says:

    Signs of life!!!!

  330. jjyank says:

    RISP. HITS.

  331. Herby says:

    Is Curtis waking up?

  332. MannyGeee says:

    RISP NON FAIL

  333. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh man huge by Grandy.

  334. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Huge, huge hit Curtis.

  335. Brian S. says:

    Fuck Ibanez

  336. Wade for the 7th. Let’s hope he was effective as last time.

  337. Tom says:

    Why is he letting Nix hit… can’t he bring in a lefty like Chavez or Dickerson? (and then put in Nunez for “defense”)

    /Am I doing the platoon thing right?

  338. Cory Wade sighting…lets see if he learned how to not hang a curve right over the plate.

  339. Tom says:

    Ibanez in LF?

    If only there was a defensive OF on the bench….

  340. MannyGeee says:

    another NFL sidebar. This new OT rule is absolutely stupid. If you kick a FG the other team gets a chance, but if you score a TD the game is over?

    just kinda dumb.

  341. Adam says:

    Would be kind of awesome if Wade has found it again…

    • jjyank says:

      Indeed. This is a good spot for him. AL East contender, yet a big enough lead where the pressure isn’t bad Hopefully he finds the 2011/April 2012 version of himself.

  342. Brian S. says:

    Will the Browns be able to hold on???

  343. It would be HUGE if we can some how get out of this game w/o using Robertson or Soriano IMO. Especially w/ the off day and how often they’ve been used this season? Giving them two days off would be good.

    • Tom says:

      Agreed.

      Beyond the 3 consecutive day or 4 in 5 day stuff (which Girardi does a good job with) is just sheer volume of appearances. Logan is a good example.

  344. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Yay good middle relief!!!

  345. Anthony says:

    Can the bullpen do this everyday??

  346. Chilango says:

    Nice to see the pen do its job. Joba, Boonie and even Wade were sharp.

  347. Chilango says:

    That’s why Ichiro should hit 2d until Swisher comes out of his funk.

  348. Mike N says:

    Good job by the bullpen.

  349. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hell Yeah Jeter!

  350. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Insurance runs!!!

  351. jjyank says:

    The Captain!

  352. Mike N says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! JEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  353. Jag says:

    Oh man, a nice relaxing game is so nice. It’s been too long. Go Jeter!

  354. captain kiwi says:

    CAPTAIN! fuck yes.

  355. EDDARD says:

    Folks, the offense is back and this is without Teixera. Next up is Boston who checked out weeks ago. Tampa and Baltimore will play each other so it’ll be a great time to gain ground.

  356. Herby says:

    Oh Yes Derek…where is this old man coming up with this season..

  357. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    damn Swish.

    Need to at least drop him in the lineup.

  358. The Real Greg says:

    And the Jets destroyed the Buffalo Bills. 48-28.

  359. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    To inject some unfortunate realism: Joba had one good game. More or less every other time, he’s sucked. Let’s not get too crazy-I’d still, at this point, rather him never pitch for this team again.

    • jjyank says:

      Really? You’re not willing to let him get more command back from TJS? He’s on the team next year, would you cut him instead?

      I forget when exactly, but he had another really sharp appearance a week or two ago, where I wondered in the game thread if he was finding his command again.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        He looked really good in his game against Tampa. Even his last outing against Baltimore wasn’t horrible (though he did give up a HR).

        • jjyank says:

          Yeah, it was the Tampa game I was thinking of. 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks.

          He’s got plenty of talent, and he’s coming off two major injuries. I can’t see how someone could say that they never want to see him pitch for the team again, without allowing him to give it a real go in 2013.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        To clarify, I meant THIS YEAR.

        I want to see him prove himself in mop-up games before we see him in another important game.

        • jjyank says:

          Okay, that makes more sense. I think Joba can still push himself into that late inning conversation, and I think it’s wrong to not want him to have that opportunity. He has the talent, and if he can find the command, he can do it. It’s not like the rest of the pen has been that good lately.

    • Brian S. says:

      I bet the Twins were happy to be rid of Joe Nathan after he sucked after TJS! Oh wait.

  360. Tom says:

    Wade in the 8th, filler in the 9th (if the score holds?)

  361. How is he doing it though?! It can’t be because he’s a talented baseball player who found something wrong with his swing. It has to be something else I’m not saying he’s taking steroids, I’m just vaguely accusing him with out saying it because I’m a gaping vagina. -Skip Bayless

  362. Karl Krawfid says:

    No Markakis is gonna crush the O’s the rest of the year.

  363. jjyank says:

    It’s been a long time since the Yankees have had a laugher. This is fun.

  364. JobaWockeeZ says:

    What the fuck did Kay say?

  365. captain kiwi says:

    keep it going folks, keep it going.

  366. Get Phelps Up says:

    I see that I’ve missed a fun game so far.

  367. Leg-End says:

    Massive kudos to Martin so far this series, really done a nice job.

  368. Tom says:

    Do you really want Ibanez facing a righty? I thought he was only used for lefties?

    /still bitter!

  369. Gameday isn’t used the Yankees doing this well, it’s going all sorts of screwy.

  370. Countryclub says:

    Wow, Arod’s legs are shot.

  371. Granderslam? that would make this day complete.

  372. Hardy says:

    Best team in MLB.

  373. Damnit Ibanez!!! Why you so slow?!?!?!

  374. Mike N says:

    This is fucking awesome!

  375. DERP says:

    Grandy going for the cycle without even starting.

  376. Get Phelps Up says:

    I hope Grandy gets another AB so he can hit a triple.

  377. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeez Grandy.

    This could be huge folks.

  378. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    I like this version of Curtis much better than Kurtis.

  379. Anthony says:

    I just might have to start spelling Curtis with a “C” again. Kudos to Grandy, and don’t forget Martin too. With all the media crap last night and this morning, crushing the Orioles like this feels VERY good.

  380. I really want Nix to knock in Granderson and then no more scoring so we can have the headline be Giants beat Ravens 14-3.

  381. Brian S. says:

    13 shots for JJ. Good luck dude!

  382. WhittakerWalt says:

    Welcome back, Grandy man.

  383. Tom says:

    Jason Nix.. Jerry Meals doesn’t like working overtime; if he can end the game quickly he will end it.

    I expect a no hitter type strike zone from here on out (4-6″ off both sides of the plate is a strike)

    I do like that Nix just didn’t give up the AB though and cared about the result even up 10.

  384. Herby says:

    finally a Fuck You in Your Face Game…have missed those lately…

  385. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Was Nix ejected? They kind of went to commercial with Nix mad.

  386. I know we joke all the time about the MLB hating their fans, but at least you can watch all the team games if you live out of market if you pay, and hear all if you live in market. But for the NFL, you can only watch replays…any Yankee/Giant fans know if I can just listen to Giant games on WFAN’s website on coming sundays?

  387. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    The sad thing is I’m STILL really pissed about yesterday’s game. The taste isn’t out of my mouth yet. That’s how much that call disgusted me.

  388. JLC 776 says:

    I know you can’t live in the past, but boy would it be nice if this were wrapping up our third win in a row….

  389. Get Phelps Up says:

    4.2 scoreless innings, 9K’s for the pen so far today.

  390. TomH says:

    Any word from YES on what’s wrong with ARod. He’s running much slower than he’s capable of.

  391. Wasn’t Tommy Hunter a decent starter for Texas last year?

  392. Get Phelps Up says:

    I hope we destroy Boston this week.

  393. Countryclub says:

    Jeter’s put himself in position to win the batting title. That would be cool.

  394. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Ironic that they PH for Swisher during Garbage Time.

  395. Chilango says:

    Now they’re PH for Swisher. hahaha. He’s had his two three week hot streaks this year. He’s useless from now on. Post season: .169/.295 in 147 PA.

    • jjyank says:

      Spread across 3 years. That means nothing to me.

      • I highly doubt you did it because you’re still posting in a coherent fashion but christ, the 4th and 8th innings must have been brutal w/ all the shots.

        • jjyank says:

          Haha I decided to spead them out over the course of the night. I would have passed out by now. But you’re welcome for sparking the Yankee offense.

      • Chilango says:

        More like 5 years 9 series. Lifetime he’s .254/.358 overhyped, overpaid. Let him walk next year,

        • jjyank says:

          And replace him with?

          I really dislike when someone takes postseason SSS stats spread over a long period of time, lumps them together, and then proclaims they should walk, all without thinking about viable alternatives. There aren’t many scenarios in which the Yankees can let Swisher walk without making the team worse.

          • Chilango says:

            His post season effort has just been so shitty I think it’s a factor. His lifetime stats are not all that great either. He’s a corner outfielder soon to be relegated to DH, and a so-so hitter with some pop. The Yanks should take a pass. I do agree it’s a dilemma who they could replace him with.

            • Rocky Road Redemption says:

              I still don’t get what you’re saying about the lifetime stats. They’re above average-pretty good, actually.

          • Bubba says:

            In the short term you’re probably right, but a bad contract makes the team worse as well. 3 years? I’m all for it. 4 years? I’m nervous but I’d probably do it. 5 years? Buh-bye and I’ll worry about the alternatives.

            It’s also kind of annoying hiding behind SSS for post season performance. Most players only get SSS of post season appearances.

        • Rocky Road Redemption says:

          Er, that lifetime line is pretty decent. I’d take that pretty much every time.

          • Chilango says:

            Not for the multiyear contract at the salary he’s going to want. We’re already saddled with Tex and ARod until like 2050

            • Rocky Road Redemption says:

              Well yeah, I don’t really want ANYBODY for a stupidly ridiculous deal and sure, he’s less valuable than, say, Cano. But for a fairly reasonable, or even a SLIGHTLY above reasonable deal, I’d definitely take him back, no doubt.

              • Chilango says:

                I still say we should look for someone who hits for avg. even at the expense of power. Swisher strikes out way too much. The team is already heavy with those type of hitters.

                • Rocky Road Redemption says:

                  I’d take power or average, eleventy billion times a week and twice on Sundays.

                  OBP and power are MUCH more important than avg.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          Cano was also terrible in the playoffs up until 2010.

          • Chilango says:

            Not exactly true. In 2007 he was .333/.375.

            And after 2010 in the 3 ALDS the Yanks were in, he averaged .340/.370

            Swisher has just plain sucked every year in the postseason.

            • Get Phelps Up says:

              Swisher also hit .333/.385/.750 in the 2010 ALDS (12 ABS, Cano had 15 in 2007). My whole point was that since Swisher has previously been bad in the poseseason (outside of the 2010 ALDS), that doesn’t mean he can’t turn it around and that’s why I brought up Cano, who was a similar case.

        • jjyank says:

          Also, Swish has never been a high average guy. So who cares about his BA there? Just a touch below a .360 OBP isn’t bad at all. Swisher is not overhyped, and he’s not overpaid. He might GET over paid in the offseason, but that hasn’t happened yet.

  396. Austin Aunelowitzky (formerly Paul VuvuZuvella) says:

    I’m not watching. Read something earlier about Jeter limping. Is he ok?

  397. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Lowe?
    Can’t give Warren a shot?

  398. Get Phelps Up says:

    I wonder what Typical MIT Nerd thought of the immortal Buck Showalter leaving Britton out there to hand out all those walks when he clearly had absolutely nothing left…and then bringing Arrieta in for his first career relief appearance with the bases loaded against Swisher and ARod (although to be fair that move ended up working out).

  399. Mike N says:

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huge win!!

  400. Nice…we really needed this. I need to know though, did Lowe UNTUCK?

  401. Get Phelps Up says:

    This was really a perfect win in every sense of the word. We were long overdue for one of these.

  402. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    And, at the conclusion of the Stretch From Hell, the Yankees end up a game in front and never once out of first place.

    Not exactly ideal or even good, but things could be worse.

    • jjyank says:

      Agreed. Losing that comfy lead sucks, but at the end of the day, they’ve held onto first place the whole time.

    • Pinstripes In Cali says:

      +1. If a team is never as good as it looks when they’re hot, and never as bad as it looks when they’re not, and we just experienced the trough, then this is a ~93-94 win AL East Division Champ team. I’ll take it.

    • Tom Q says:

      Also worth noting that a horrifically bad call last night might have been all that prevented a 3-of-4 from the O’s, at a time when they looked like world-beaters and the Yanks looked like they couldn’t beat anyone.

  403. Chilango says:

    The pen gets it done. Amazing.

  404. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Also: Hurry back, Andy.

  405. HalfHorseRod says:

    Needed this win and they got it. Wait until this team hits the playoffs. Centaur will make his 2009 postseason #s look like a slump.

  406. DT says:

    Man we might have been one blown call away from a 3 game lead. Fuck Jerry Meals

  407. Mick taylor says:

    I think the umpires in today’s game in order to make up for giving the game to the o’s last nite did something shocking they called balls and strikes fairly which they hardly ever do for the yanks. If the games strike zone wa s fairly called the yanks might never lose.

  408. WhittakerWalt says:

    I have to give it up for Joba. He did a good job. I really expected him to come in and blow it up, but he got it done. Yes, a very generous strike 3 call to Reynolds factored in there, but whatever.

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