Sep
13

Game 143: Win or and go home

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Yankees have won four of nine games on this ten-game road trip through the AL East, so they have a chance to pull even tonight before heading home for a big weekend series with the Rays. Derek Jeter (ankle) is hobbled and the bullpen is worn out, so it would be nice if the offense scored a ton of runs early and Phil Hughes pitched deep into the night. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Phil Hughes

The Orioles beat the Rays in a marathon this afternoon, so the Yankees have to win tonight to avoid falling out of first place for the first time in half-a-season. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:10pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Minor League Update
Sorry folks, but no Down on the Farm post tonight simply because no one is playing. Double-A Trenton is off for travel and will resume their best-of-five Championship Series with Akron tomorrow night. The Aeros lead that series two games to none. All of the other affiliates have either been eliminated from the postseason or did not quality.

Categories : Game Threads
  • JobaWockeeZ

    Phil Hughes at Fenway will make for a great night.

  • EDDARD

    This is a must win but they can’t seem to put two wins together anymore. At least Nunie is playing today. Should be fun to watch.

    • Laz

      I know. I was really excited that Nix isn’t starting at short. Nunez has potential to be a decent bat.

  • RetroRob

    Great clip of Mike Francesa falling asleep while Sweeney Murti does his regular call in. Francesa denies it, but he totally nodded out. His reaction is even better when he wakes up. Has no idea where he is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAONQyJWC-8

    • Pat D

      I can’t blame him too much. It can be really boring to sit in one place for several consecutive hours with headphones on listening to people constantly yammering on about anything and everything.

      It pretty much sums up my job for the last 6 1/2 years.

      • RetroRob

        That’s why he needs the MadDog. It’ll keep him awake!

        I think he also has a fairly young child, like under three, so maybe the kid kept him up all night. Or maybe he just gets bored when he’s not listening to the sound of his own voice. Yeah, the last one’s probably it!

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

      HAHAHAHA His face when he comes to is just PRICELESS the where the fuck am I look!!! I love it.

      • jjyank

        Priceless indeed. I love how when he finally talks it’s “We just talked to Sweeny, obviously…” Almost like he was reminding himself what he was (supposed to be) doing.

  • Mikhel

    I wonder in what inning will Núñez make his first error of the night… I say 5th inning.

    • Pat D

      I’m taking the under.

    • Mikhel

      Though it will ‘fun’ to watch Rusell Martin, our Triple Crown candidate again batting 5th.

      • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

        i like martin.
        if jeter ever cant play, he’d have to be the leadoff guy.

    • Laz

      Yea, but tbh his bat is way better than Nix’s. Putting those 3 free outs at the bottom of the lineup somedays is just killing the offense.

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

        Meh, Nix has proven himself capable against LHP. It’s Stewart that is a complete non-entity and 3 auto-outs. IMO any game he has started this season, Joe Girardi has made a mistake before the game’s first pitch. Thank god he’s not in the line up again. However, Martin (who has been “hot” of late) shouldn’t be batting 5th.

      • Mikhel

        I like Núñez for his batting, his glove is not so good, but since he as more range than other options except for Nix at second base, I think his offense offsets his defensive “mistakes”.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Why does everyone keep acting like Nunez can hit?

        • Mikhel

          Because the guy can hit. Won’t hit homeruns but can hit. It is way way better to have a 0.300 AVG/0.350 OBP guy instead of a 0.210 AVG/0.300 OBP guy.

          • WhittakerWalt

            You think Nunez is a .300 hitter? OK.

  • IWannaBeAHirokstar

    Why not Ichiro and Nix instead of Jones and Noonie

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

      Ichiro has a wRC+ of 45 (that’s actually better than I thought it was going to be) against LHP, I have no idea why Andruw’s still in the line up though.

      • vicki

        fenway.

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

          You have to be able to put the ball in play, and in the air, to take advantage of Fenway’s ridiculousness. Neither Ichiro against LHP, or Andruw against anybody have done that lately. I personally would have Nix in LF and Nunez at SS.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Jeter is at 3,282 hits. Can pass Mays for 10th tonight.

    • Pat D

      Depending on whom you believe.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Well, my wife gave birth to our first child two days ago, and we just arrived home so my daughter can watch her first Yankees game. I watched most of the first two games of the series in the hospital, but now that we’re home we can properly plant ourselves on the coach, plop a Yankee cap on her, and watch a good old-fashioned Yankees-Red Sox game.

    Go Hughes.

    • Bubba

      Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!

    • The Angry Troll

      Hmm . . . Priorities, eh?

    • CS Yankee

      Congrats!

      Sounds like you are raising her right from the get-go.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Just gotta teach her to throw left-handed so she can be a LOOGL.

        • jjyank

          And maybe move to Cuba. Teenagers will get big money there.

    • jjyank

      Congrats dude, that’s awesome. May she grow up to be an excellent RAB commenter :P

    • Mikhel

      Congratulations =)

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

    Jesus Christ. It’s 7:10 can we get first pitch already?! I’m sick of listen to Suzyn just babble about nothing for the past 5 or 6 minutes.

  • Hummingbird S.

    swung at ball 4

  • Hummingbird S.

    very nice AB by Alex

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

    Joe Girardi: “He’s a lefty? START ALL THE RIGHTIES!!!”
    Coaching staff: “But Joe, he’s a fastball/change up guy.”
    Joe: “ALL THE RIGHTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    • jjyank

      I’m kind of disappointed that you didn’t find a meme image for this comment.

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

        I could’ve made one real quick using “Hyperbole and A Half” girl but I’m too lazy.

      • Mikhel

        JoeG is himself a meme… u_u

    • Hummingbird S.

      Jeter and Alex both had a great AB. Unfortunately Swisher blows and Cano can’t hit with men on base.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Cano is hitting 296/385/530 with men on base.
        It’s lefties that he can’t hit anymore.
        Or if the man on base is in scoring position.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I agree that this is what seems to happen a lot, but righty hitters have a .847 OPS against him; lefties have a .731 OPS.

    • Tom

      I think Nunez is almost better when he doesn’t have time to think.

      Grandy? Nice. Yankees flashing the leather tonight.

  • Chilango

    Just got here. How did Jeter look? Did Swisher strike out?

    • Mikhel

      Looked pretty good, had to step on the accelerator on a ground out and he looked pretty good.

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

      He had a decent AB, wound up swinging at ball 4, and yes Swish struck out looking at a fastball at the knees on the inside corner.

  • Nice Scheister

    Worst strike call I’ve ever seen for strike two on Robbie. Nice frame job but WTF?!

  • stuart a

    robinson the great under 300. may get 85 rbi’s this year. he is on the slow decent. going to be 30 next year, is already slow and lazy…

    sign him long term at your peril…

    • Get Phelps Up

      He is also on the slow descent.

  • mt

    Cano really struggles against Doubront – he probably will see that inside curve again -

    MLBN just posted a graphic that Cano is 2 for 20 in his last 20 at bats with RISP over last 29 games. Has 6 HRs and 11 RBI – that’s almost 20% of the season – yeesh!

  • jjyank

    …..Aaaaaand breathe.

  • Hummingbird S.

    hey, nunez with a nice play

  • EDDARD

    You see, nothing wrong with Nunie at SS. Great throw.

    • jjyank

      One play?

    • Mikhel

      He has a nice strong throw, but sometimes you’ll need a Teixeira-like firstbaseman to get his ‘wild’ throws.

      Has good range but it seems like he wants to throw before he catches the ball in the easiest plays, ending up making ‘childish errors’.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice catch, Grandyman.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Curtis!

  • Hummingbird S.

    they came out playing some D tonight

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

    Nunie and Grandy made nice plays?! Providence is on our side.

    • RetroRob

      Did Nunie make a nice play, or did he kind of surround the ball? I’m open to either assessment.

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

        Well I’m going on radio calls and what you guys are saying here.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        It was a nice play in the sense that Eduardo Nunez fielded the ball in his glove and successfully threw to first. :)

  • EDDARD

    Just keep inducing those fly balls to center, Phil. This park will hold them for you.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    i tell you, if hughes finishes this season up nicely, he’ll end up with in sub 4 e.r.a. and possibly lead the team in wins.

    hughes a seems lot of the time to be doing worse then the numbers actually show.

    there’s been a lot of ugly this year, but all told it can look really good.

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

      I mean, when he gives up runs it’s not pretty, because it’s via the long ball. However, he doesn’t give up many runs.

      • Mikhel

        Reminds me of Jack McDowell and Sterling Hitchcock (I think Ausanio was also prone to HRs), both threw good games but were prone to give up lots of homeruns after the 6th inning.

        The ‘infamous’ McDowell… remember that? LOL

    • Frank

      Hughes is luckier than he is good. He’s got a long way to go to be a top line starter.

      • jjyank

        I’m pretty sure we’d all be happy with a mid-rotation starter.

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

        Yes..luckier than good. That’s why he has a K/9 of 7.6, a BB/9 of 2.1, a ridiculous FB/HR rate, a WHIP of 1.264, and a H/9 of 9.3

        • Mikhel

          Imagine if Hughes played in Seattle, San Francisco or at PetCo Park in San Diego (a park that feels small compared to others like Anaheim, Dodgers and A’s, but HRs have to be rockets to go out).

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

            He’d probably have the numbers of a solid number 2 starter, it’s one of the reasons that I think if we don’t lock him up this offseason he’ll leave after next season for the west coast. Namely the NL West. There’s not one hitters ball park in the entire division.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Solid number 2 starter? For the Astros maybe.

          • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

            Yeah, imagine all that run support he’d get!

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And the FIP and xFIP that you left out shows a completely different story…

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

            both put a lot of weight on the longball. Which is literally the only flaw in Hughes’ game.

  • Chilango

    Nice D this inning. Flying balls Phil is going to need it.

  • Tom

    ePHicient inning for Phil with some help from his PHriends.

    Good to see a bunch of lefties and switch hitters in the lineup against him. The fewer righties the better for him.

    • Mikhel

      “ePHicient inning for Phil with some help from his PHriends.”

      PHuck yeah!

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

    So including this series and the upcoming home stand, I personally think if everything goes right we can look back at this 12 game stretch and go at least 7-5 if not 8-4.

  • Professor Longnose

    Will 12-8 get them in the playoffs?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Yes.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Have a chance to be four up on the Rays heading into the weekend.

    Gotta do it. Gotta.

  • Hummingbird S.

    pretty straight FB, one of the easiest pitches to hit but Granderson Ks. No surprises there.

    • Professor Longnose

      If he can K against Aaron Cook, he can K against anyone.

      • Chilango

        And he basically does. 171 K’s in 600 PA.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Curtis could strike out in the Home Run Derby.

  • Pat D

    I gotta admit, I really hate the discrepancy between the stats MLB uses, which come from Elias, and what Baseball Reference shows.

    Jeter will pass Willie Mays for 10th all time in hits only because MLB doesn’t acknowledge anything that happened before 1876, so Cap Anson loses about 400 hits.

    • Professor Longnose

      I wonder what Anson would hit today.

      • Pat D

        .000, because he would refuse to play with and against African-Americans.

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

          Or he would just bring Cobb w/ him and Cobb would drop kick all of ‘em.

          • jjyank

            If by “drop kick”, you mean “stab”, then yeah.

  • Hummingbird S.

    What has Steve Pearce done in his career to warrant Girardi’s love?

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

      I’ve been asking the same thing of Chris Stewart all year.

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

        Also what did McGehee do to get himself into the doghouse?

        • jjyank

          If I take your question literally, the answer is simple. McGehee killed the dog, and thus is being forced to occupy his residence to deter squatters.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Duh Innings has taken over Girardi’s body?

      • Pat D

        Has to be.

        I’m not giving up on this! I’d actually like to see him unbanned, since I’m sure he’d do something to get himself banned again. Which is why he’s not getting unbanned, I’m pretty sure.

  • EDDARD

    You can’t throw it to 1st any more accurate than that. Nunie is fixed.

    • Professor Longnose

      I hope. I thought he was totaled.

    • Mikhel

      The seat of his pants has a cattle probe installed, so, for every error he makes, he’ll receive a 5000 volt shock… =)

  • Chilango

    Stonehands Nuñez, so far so good. two flawless chances.

  • Nice Scheister

    On pace for a 65 pitch CGSHO.

    • EDDARD

      King Phillip following up nicely on Big Game Dave’s outing last night. Andy will be back next week. Now we just need to get CC on track.

      • Professor Longnose

        King Philip Comes Of Fairly Good Stock.

      • jjyank

        You need to stop, you’re like a walking jinx.

  • jjyank

    Nice inning there, Phil.

    • Professor Longnose

      It doesn’t count until he throws a shutdown inning.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Not gonna earn more PT with AB’s like that, Nunee.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wonder when they will start hitting Doubront like the 84 ERA+ pitcher he is. Probably not anytime soon.

  • Pat D

    I know they’ve hit a few homers off him, but it seems like they just can’t hit Doubront. That’s annoying.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Especially annoying since we all know he sucks. But I guess this offense sucks even worse.

      • Pat D

        His ERA has gone up almost a full run in his last five starts. Against teams with average or worse offenses, too.

    • Nice Scheister

      The Change!!! Strategy against the Yanks, load the bases and they’ll strand them all and throw the change early and often!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Would be nice to start hitting Doubront one of these days.

  • jjyank

    Sit down, Ciriaco.

  • Chilango

    Noonie 3 for 3.

  • jjyank

    Philthy Phil! Looking good.

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

    So my friend’s boyfriend’s dad is good friends with somebody in the Dodgers front office. I might be sitting in the visiting owners or GM suite for LA @ NY next season. I’m so pumped. I hope they’re still together come next season lol.

    • jjyank

      Dude that’s sick. Do everything in your power to keep them together.

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

        Bad Part: I would like to do dirty things with her, and would if given the chance (by her) because her boyfriend’s a tool.

        • jjyank

          Well keep your urges in check until the day after that series :P

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          If you mess that up, I’m taking your ticket. No questions asked.

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

            Haha, if she were to come on to me, I would explain to her that we have to wait until after the Dodgers series a year from now, and see how that goes.

            • jjyank

              Plouffy: “Listen, you’re hot and all, and I totally want you. BUT! I like the Yankees a lot too, and I reeeeaaallly wanna sit in that luxury box!”

              *slap*

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

                That’s basically what ran through my mind.

            • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

              HAHA, just look at her and say, “Donnie. Baseball.” – and then slowly slink away.

    • Mikhel

      Coooool! It was about time the NYY had a sac-fly instead of scoring a run via a GDP, this way the Yanks could have another run with a sac-fly by Kkkkkurtis.

      • Mikhel

        What the heell? how did it reply here? LMAO

  • Tom

    Hughes is hitting his spots with pretty much all his pitches tonight. Even though he’s not exactly facing Murderer’s Row, he’s been sharp.

  • your mom

    Why can’t we hit this douche named Doubront???

  • Nice Scheister

    This is the best Hughes has looked YTD.

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

      Idk, he was PHILTHY in a game against Detroit earlier in the season. I think it was in June, if I remember correctly he pitched a CG allowed like 1 run, maybe two.

      • flamingo

        It was one run, he out-pitched Verlander that day.

      • Nice Scheister

        Yeah, I think I watched the end of that game. I like the low pitch count thus far, he’s been straight beast mode tonight. The biggest difference Detroit > Boston as far as lineup, of course.

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

          He has been awesome tonight, and depending on how things go tonight, this might be his best game of the season.

      • jjyank

        http://www.baseball-reference......6030.shtml

        That one. You’re right, that’s his best game. Unless of course, he keeps this up.

  • Tom

    Another nice AB by ARod.

    Surprised to see him getting fastballs 3-2, but please keep throwing him fastballs.

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

    Ugh…what was robby swinging at 1-0?!

    • Tom

      Hit and run? (probably not)
      Protecting ARod?

      He hasn’t tracked the curve at all, so probably just a bad swing…

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

    If they bunt Martin to get to Jones, I might cry.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I anticipate another excellent RISPFAIL here.

  • flamingo

    Gameday’s showing these pitches to Russell as strikes… how’s the strike zone tonight, for those of you watching?

    • Nice Scheister

      They looked pretty good to me. Especially the third ball, but I’ll take it!

  • EDDARD

    They might be able to walk a run in at this rate. Get some runners on for Pearce and he’ll come through.

  • Tom

    Martin’s got to sit on a specific pitch and a specific location here. Take a marginal pitch even if it’s a strike

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now I really wonder how they fuck this up.

    • The Real Greg

      They have to score 0 runs to fuck it up. 1 run counts as not fucking it up.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Uh-oh now we’re in trouble.

  • Anthony

    Yanks are really making Doubront work. Great. I’m sure this came up already, but the Markakis-less Orioles swept the Rays. In the polls Mike has had it seems like most people believe the Rays are the bigger threat. Very interesting… I’m not even sure myself at this point.

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

    Part of me thinks K, K, pop up. Another part of me has no idea what’s going to happen.

  • Nice Scheister

    1-25 w/ RISP this series, how is it even possible to be so fucken awful. Disgusting!!

  • EDDARD

    Make him throw a strike. A big inning here will end it.

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

    Nice baserunning Centaur and Robbie :D

  • Get Phelps Up

    Sac fly…I’ll take that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I did not think Jones got that deep enough.

  • oldmanalex

    A-rod…. lighting fire on the basepaths. where is this team coming to..

  • Hummingbird S.

    can they get a big hit? just one?

  • Tom

    Doubront doing his best to pick of the slack of Beckett and Lackey.

    These pitches are balls. Deal with it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    2-0, FB count, he gets the FB in the zone but can’t put in play. Comon Grandy!

  • The Real Greg

    Bad luck.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Grrrr!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow are you kidding me? 1 run….

  • Anthony

    I am thoroughly amazed right now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Just can’t make this shit up.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And sometimes RISPFAIL also comes about with some shitty luck.

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

    asdfghkl;asldfjas;dlfaks;dfja;sdf

    That is how that play made me feel.

  • EDDARD

    Unbelievable. Guy couldn’t throw a strike and we only got 1.

  • WhittakerWalt

    That’s just bum luck. Nothing you can do.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that wasn’t all that hard to begin with.. 2 straight FB in FB counts and he can’t do shit

    • DT

      He hit a line drive that was caught…what else do you want him to do?

    • The Real Greg

      Wrong. The second ball was hit right at somebody. This Yankee team has had crappy luck with RISP in addition to failing.

      Nothing you can do.

      • Mikhel

        Knowing that Kurtis is a walking strikeout, they could try a squeeze play just to put pressure in the sox defense.

        The manager could also change the approach his players have, and instead of whacking to try and get a homerun, they could choke the bat and try to get slap hits.

        Today, the Orioles had a tough time scoring runs, so they asked Machado and Reynolds to bunt.

        Machado bunted with men on first and no out, the defense made an error because they were not expecting it.

        The next batter, Mark Reynolds, squared and bunted a ball but it was foul, the defense was brought in for the next pitch, anticipating the bunt, but Reynolds swung at it and it barely fell out of reach of the infielder behind second base…. bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the 13th.

        The Orioles couldn’t score because the next batter whacked at it and ended up grounding (out and home) and the next to also tried to hit it out of the park and ended up striking out.

        So, yeah, crappy luck after forcing errors from the defense in plays they were not expecting, they put pressure on them and the Rays cracked… the Orioles ended up winning with slap-hits in the 14th.

  • The Real Greg

    They didn’t fuck it up though by definition.

    Plus their Babip with RISP has been awful all year

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

      We’ve talked about this before Greg. Their babip is terrible w/ RISP but that’s not all luck, their GB% and IFF% are very high.

      • jjyank

        The think I hate about BABIP is how easily it can be misused. Yes, it can identify luck, but not always, not by itself, and not in small samples.

        • jjyank

          *thing

  • stuart a

    RISP fail not even worth commenting on…………..

    unbeleivable. 1 for 28 in the series

    • The Real Greg

      And they might win 2 of 3. Think about that

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      1-26.

      Math is hard.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Dude, splitting hairs.

        If I had posted that, no one would say two shits about that.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          There’s a reason for that….

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

          No, somebody would’ve corrected you. This is the internet, there is always ‘that guy.’

        • jjyank

          Maybe, but stuart is an obnoxious troll, so it’s way more fun to point out his flaws.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Stuart can only accuracy report RBI totals.

        • Anthony

          hahaha

  • Jonathan

    3 rockets and 2 walks= 1 run….. unreal

  • DT

    That was some shitty luck. Two line drives with bases loaded = 3 outs.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Bases loaded, no one out, scoring one run? That actually feels like an improvement for these Yanks. I mean at least they got the one.

  • oldmanalex

    COOL STORY FOR EVERYONE: Last night, I went to a bar in downtown Chicago called Hackney’s Printers Row. As I was ordering my beer, I was also watching curtis granderson hit his first HR of the game on the screen. The bartender comes up to me he and he says “so you like curtis huh?” anyways long story short.. curtis and the bartender were roomates in college. The bartender was a really genuine guy he showed me a few candid pics of him and curtis. There were a few more patrons that dormed in the same building and were honest enough to tell me “look you want to know about curtis ask that man (pointing to the bartender”. It was a great experience and I think what made my night was the fact that there was a unanimous feeling of respect towards not Curtis as a ball player, but Curtis as a person. Everyone kept saying that he’s been the same since he was in college. As a matter of fact the bartender says he still gets a few texts here and there when the yankees are in town. He showed me pics of Granderson taking him and his wife out to games/taking pics etc… Another cool thing was, the bartender walked me over to the bakery that granderson loves to eat at lol. Anyways it was a great night, the sad part is I forgot the name of the bartender. Im planning to go back and talk to him again.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      How cool!! Grandy has always come off as a stand-up guy.

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

      That is an awesome story, and a real world account of the idea that Curtis is a very good person. :D it’s good to hear that their are actual good guys in sports.

    • jjyank

      Really cool man. Thanks for sharing that!

    • Mikhel

      Cool story!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    DAMMIT I want one of those Ty Beanie Buddies.

    • jjyank

      You’re such a girl.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        25 and wanting a stuffed animal? So normal.

        I’m also going to that game on Saturday and I’m currently thinking of ways to pass as a 14 year old. I couldn’t get a pinstriped binder the last time out…

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

          Haha, don’t you have like a younger cousin/sister or something?

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            Ugh, no. So unprepared.

        • jjyank

          Pig tails might help. Maybe a Justin Bieber shirt?

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            I would rather spend time in a subway car near a putrid homeless man than wear a Bieber shirt :(

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

              How do you feel about One Direction (note, I have no idea what that direction is, but according to Tumblr, their fan girls think they’re bigger than the Beatles.)

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                Ugh. All I hear is “rabblerabblerabble” when they’re on the radio.

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

                  People still listen to terrestrial radio for things other than sporting events they can’t watch on TV?

                  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                    Sometimes we must abandon the John N Suzyn follies.

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  They’re the effinh second greatest.

            • jjyank

              Can’t disagree there. Little basterd stole my first name. Makes us all look bad.

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                WELL, how do you feel about Justin Timberlake? At least he’s cool.

                • jjyank

                  Neutral. I’d like Justin Morneau more if he didn’t steal the MVP from Jeter in 2006.

                  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                    Hmmm.

                    Justin Tuck?

                    • jjyank

                      Good call. Go Giants.

            • Mikhel

              How about inviting one of your neighboors kids? With the condition that he’ll give you the teddy bear?

              • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                Unless my dad regresses about 50 years… that sadly cannot happen.

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

                  Really there isn’t one kid on the block that you can offer a ticket to the game (never admitting or not admitting that the ticket isn’t anywhere near yours) w/ the condition that you get his beanie buddy then just abandon him at the ball park?

                  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

                    I get to abandon him?!?!? I shall work on this!

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

        lulz

  • WhittakerWalt

    I get nervous any time something’s hit towards Andruw.

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

    Phil, sweep the slutter!!

    • jjyank

      What is this, high school prom?

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Slutter lol

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

        It’s my favorite new word.

  • Hummingbird S.

    second time through the order, Hughes is falling apart. I think I’ve seem this movie before/

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      totally fell apart

    • Hummingbird S.

      crisis averted, for now. Let’s see how they fail to score some more runs..

    • jjyank

      That’s why I wait until a pitcher gives up a run before declaring that he is “falling apart”.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Cody Ross is annoying.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can we get a mother fucking shut down inning please

    • Cy Pettitte

      thank you.

    • The Real Greg

      There you go.

    • Tom

      Ask and ye shall receive.

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

      PHil motha PHuckin Hughes has your motha PHuckin shut down inning right here.

  • Chilango

    Let’s go Phil get out of it

  • Get Phelps Up

    Shut down inning achieved.

  • The Real Greg

    What has happened to Felix Hernandez?

    16 ER in his last 2.5 starts

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

      WWWKFW?

    • Chilango

      He hasn’t pitched against the Yankees

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Bravo.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I always have to give Varitek credit for that brawl.

    There really is nothing more manly than keeping your own gear on, and attacking someone with no gear. Bravo, ‘Tek.

    • Mikhel

      How about Youk throwing the helmet to Porcello, just to be bitch slapped by the kid who knows martial arts? LMAO.

      The fight I have liked the most was when Paul O’Neill punched a catcher when the Yankees were playing Seattle (i think)… 1993, 1994 or 1995, something like that. The other one was not so much of a fight when Ventura got punched by Nolan Ryan.

  • Hummingbird S.

    can this motherfucker even hit a ball hard?

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      Errrrr YES!

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    NOONEY

  • Get Phelps Up

    Pastadivingciriaco

  • Hummingbird S.

    Nice Nunez, VERY NICE!

  • Chilango

    Nuñez!

  • Tom

    Disappointing that Nunez’s helmet did not come off.

    Clearly he was not hustling! ;-)

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      I share your sentiments!!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Last 2 at-bats for Jeter have been shit.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      …………………..

      • WhittakerWalt

        2 outs on 2 pitches. Bummer.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Eh we’re lucky he’s still standing.

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

    Seriously, either I’m blanking out at points or the radio is dropping out…Pearce made out just now and I have no memory of it. The first thing I remember about this inning is Noonie’s double.

    • jjyank

      Maybe stop using your stores products? :P

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

        Funny, but do to a series of unfortunate circumstances, involving my own introversion and lack of money, I haven’t smoked since Labor day, and don’t remember the time before that.

        • jjyank

          Just passed my 2 year anniversary last week. Oh, how time flies.

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

            Congrats I guess, question though: When it becomes federally legal, do you think you’d start again, or have you just officially moved on from it.

            • jjyank

              Oh, I’d absolutely go back. I always liked it more than drinking. I’d never take another sip of alcohol again if it was legalized. Way healthier for you too.

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

                It’s not a matter of “If” dude. Our generation is going to be in charge of things soon, and this is going to sound very big headed but we’ve got a much better outlook of it’s existence. I firmly believe it will be completely street legal and sold/taxed in a way very similar to a combination of liquor and tobacco in our lifetime (taxed like Tobacco, sold with the same restricions of alcohol.)

                • YanksFanInBeantown

                  If they let farmers grow it they would be able to sell it at like $10/gram with heavy taxes. It would destroy the black market.

                  • jjyank

                    Depends on the quality. $10 a gram isn’t that cheap if it’s outdoors.

                    • YanksFanInBeantown

                      I’m talking about headies, and not buying in bulk.

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

                      Plus I don’t think it’d be available in bulk legally to anybody but retailers.

                    • jjyank

                      Yeah, headies would be 20. But 10 isn’t buying in bulk either, it’s just middle of the road outdoors. That’s how I bought my entire freshman year. Unless the market in Vermont is that much different.

                    • YanksFanInBeantown

                      By not in bulk I mean if you bought a gram it would be 10, 25 for a slice etc.

                      I live in a WASPy suburb just outside of Boston so it’s pretty expensive here.

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

                      Jersey it’s 20 a gram, regardless of quality if you’re buying at street level. When you’re buying in bulk it’s usually 300-400 a zip depending on quality.

                    • jjyank

                      Damn dude, you need to go to Vermont. When I was in full swing, I bought zips exclusively. $220 a pop. It wasn’t headies, but it was close enough.

                      I only bought in Jersey once, and it was 60 for a slice of headies. But I figured that was just because everything in Jersey was indoors.

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

                    Also, the beautiful thing about the plant itself is like a weed, it can grow anywhere(hence it’s nickname) Sure it grows better in certain circumstances, but just like there are varying qualities of liquor, there can be varying qualities of legal plant.

                • jjyank

                  I hope your right, but our parents’ generation probably thought the same thing.

                  I agree with you though. You wanna solve the country’s financial problems? Boom. Cut money to the miserable failure that is the “war on drugs”, cut the amount of cash diverted to the insanely high amount of inmates imprisoned for mere possession, generate jobs through farmers, distribution, and retail for a completely untapped market.

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

                    Our parent’s generation has done a lot though, it’s gone from a taboo thing to generally considered to have medicinal benefits in the scientific community and is slowly gaining acceptance in the political world as well.

                    • jjyank

                      True, but it’s not nearly where they thought it would be at the time. But I do agree that it will be legal in our lifetime. And thankfully, I will always have a hookup, due to my parents and my little brother :P

                      My parents held strong!

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

                      Lucky, sadly for me my dad quit when he met my mom and my mom has never been a huge fan. She’s come around a bit in recent years, but she’ll never be okay with it, she’s told me “even if it’s legal, I still wouldn’t be happy about you smoking, I wouldn’t try stopping you anymore than I try now (she’ll ask me to stop a lot) but I also still wouldn’t approve.”

                    • jjyank

                      My parents smoke almost every day, and my brother is well on his was to eclipsing the frequency of my glory days. I keep trying to convince my parents to grow in the basement. We have 2 acres of property, so no neighbors close enough to smell anything. They’re empty nesters now with me in DC and my brother in college. And yet, they still buy bush weed from their old college buddy in Staten Island. I used to bring them back good stuff from Vermont when I was home on breaks, and my brother does the same now, but that’s still only a couple times a year.

                      If they had just 1 or 2 plants, they could save a lifetime supply with just a couple years of growing. Store the excess in the safe they keep in the basement. But they’re too paranoid about it. For shame.

                    • YanksFanInBeantown

                      Good for them! My parents freaked out when they found papers in my sock drawer.

  • WhittakerWalt

    “One thing about Nunez, he can REALLY hit.”

    John Sterling, who doesn’t understand what a .700 OPS means.

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

      Isn’t a .700OPS average? Like dead average?

      • WhittakerWalt

        I don’t get why people act like the Yankees have been hiding Hanley Ramirez down in AAA.

        • jjyank

          I don’t think anyone has been acting like that.

          • WhittakerWalt

            You must not see the commenters clamoring to get Nunez’s bat in there, not to mention the announcers.
            I’m not saying they shouldn’t play him, but the enthusiasm for his offense is pretty disproportionate to his actual ability.

            • jjyank

              I think you’re overblowing it. I don’t care what the announcers think (outside of Cone, really), so I’m not counting them. And from what I’ve seen on here, most people think his bat can be above average for a middle infielder, and I would agree with that. I haven’t seen a large outpouring of “Nunez to teh DH!!” or anything.

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

          I agree, he’s not an offensive all-star, but he’s an average to slightly above average RHH against both LHP and RHP. Something this line up has been sorely missing all year.

        • YanksFanInBeantown

          He actually has a higher wOBA than Hanley on the year right now(SSS of course)

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        not even
        AL average is .732.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Which in turn would be pretty good for a middle infielder on pretty much any team not known as Yankees.

        • WhittakerWalt

          If that middle infielder played defense, maybe.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      Maybe he’s referring to his .333 wOBA (107 wRC+), compared to the average wOBA of .298 (85 wRC+) for shortstops around the league.

    • Mikhel

      Do you understand that there are players with no power, high AVG who don’t get on base with lots of walks?

      Ichiro used to have seasons above 0.310 but since his slugging and walk total was low, his On-base percentage was a bit higher than his batting average, and his OPS barely cracked 0.800 or was mid 0.700′s.

      In the end, OPS only tells you the type of hitter somebody is.

      Núñez has a 0.300 AVG, 0.350 OBP and 0.700 OPS.

      A mid to high OBP and 0.700 OPS(for me between 0.350 and 0.380, while high OBP = 0.380 to 0.400+) means that he doesn’t hit power.

      His 0.300 AVG and 0.350 OBP means his OBP is affected more by his hits, meaning he doesn’t have a high walk count.

      A mid to high OBP of 0.350 and good AVG of 0.300+ can only get better when he gets more doubles due to his speed, and cracks a few homeruns at Yankee Stadium, so, there is room to grow.

      I’d rather have a 0.300 AVG, 0.350 OBP playing instead of a 0.210 AVG, 0.313 OBP player, and both have similar OPS’s a bit above 0.700.

      The second player is Rusell Martin, a 0.700 OPS guy with low AVG and low OBP who relies heavily on his SLG to have that OPS, and his OBP relies heavily on bases on balls.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    DAMMIT SWISH I HAVE TO PEE HIT IT OVAH THE GREEN MONSTAH

    • jjyank

      By now, I would have thought that you’d be smart enough to stock up on diapers.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Depends cut me off after they discovered I emptied all the local supermarkets’ supply in one week.

        • jjyank

          Anti-Yankee assholes!

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            YEAH!!!! *shakes fist to the sky*

  • Kramerica Industries

    And that’s two more missed chances with RISP.

    • The Real Greg

      And yet they are in position to win.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Oh, FFS. They’ve been terrible with these chances and they have a whopping 1-0 lead. There’s such a thing as being TOO optimistic.

        • The Real Greg

          The facts are the facts.

          They have a lead, however slim it is. You win a game when you have a lead.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Greg McCarver

            • The Real Greg

              In the Hall of Fame, isn’t he? Don’t know how, but he got in.

              • Get Phelps Up

                At least you said you don’t know how he got in.

          • Kramerica Industries

            If only it were a five inning ballgame then…

            • The Real Greg

              True, but have you seen this lineup of the Red Sox?

              • Kramerica Industries

                Have you seen the Yankee bullpen?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I don’t think they’ll ever get another hit with RISP

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    of course

  • The Real Greg

    What is Michael Kay talking about? The Yankees could win 2 of 3 in this series without getting the big hit. Why is he bitching?

  • Hummingbird S.

    yet another FB in the middle of the zone that they can’t hit. I guess asking for a hit with RISP really is too much to ask from this bunch of overpaid chokers.

    • The Real Greg

      Then why are you here, troll?

      If you know what’s going to happen, why watch?

      You’re just a troublemaker.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Aren’t you the one who “knows” they’re not winning the World Series?
        Pot, meet kettle.

        • The Real Greg

          I have nothing better to do.

          Just because I believe they aren’t going to win doesn’t mean I can’t entertain myself.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            Dude, you’re a total hypocrite.

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

    FUCK. YOU. PEDRO. CIRIACO. EAT IT DOUCHEBAG.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Sweet play Robbie!

  • Kramerica Industries

    That was a carbon copy of the Ciriaco DP last night.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hooray for Ciriaco GIDPs

  • RetroRob

    It still would have been a double play regardless of runner moving.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice to see Pedro starting to hit like he should be hitting.

  • Chilango

    Phil great through 5.

  • your mom

    Aviles is pretty fucking irritating now. Ciriaco go to hell!

  • EDDARD

    King Phillip is gonna win this 1-0 if he has to and it’s looking like that’s what he’ll have to do. CGSO.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    Is this like, the night where the Red Sox behead Robbie?

  • Tom

    How is Doubront not tossed after that?

    • Chilango

      After what?

      • Tom

        It looked like he was holding out his hands to show how much of a strike the curve to Cano was. He motioned to the catcher to come out first so maybe the ump didn’t catch it.

        He’s been bitching about the zone all night, but usually when you start gesturing the umps will run you. Maybe he was holding his hands out for some other reason?

    • Hummingbird S.

      Umpires are too sensitive. He was simply pointing out that that exact same pitch in the same location was called a strike before but now is a ball. It’s not the pitchers fault that the umps suck.

  • Nice Scheister

    Surprised that inside pitch wasn’t called a strike.

  • Hummingbird S.

    hanging curve, don’t even bother to swing

    • The Real Greg

      You obviously don’t understand what’s going on up there. After seeing 3 straight fastballs. Doubront froze him with a curve. Happens all the time in the majors.

      And if he had swung at it, he would have missed.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Fucking Orioles. How did the Rays not even snatch ONE game from them? WE took two of four from the Os, and we still kind of suck!

    Pisses me off…

    • Get Phelps Up

      They are the luckiest little bastards in like, forever.

  • The Angry Troll

    Hey Greg . . . Where are you?

    Eat me.

    • The Real Greg

      Are you made of pasta?

    • The Real Greg

      Are you made of pasta?

      • The Angry Troll

        Is there an ECHO in here?

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Is there an ECHO in here? ;-)

  • Murderers’ Row Boat

    Hughes is pitching another good game so far. When can we expect a “Trade Hughes while his value is high!” article?

  • The Angry Troll

    So why can’t the Yankees hit Queen Felix?

    • Hummingbird S.

      the real question is, will they get no hit by Price?

      • The Real Greg

        Probably not.

        Price coming off of an injury. He hasn’t pitched in a week or two.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    tough to watch the yankees lately. does time warner in nyc have the nfl network? i can’t seem to find it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    where’s Hughes’ curveball??

    • The Real Greg

      He’s thrown at least one. The hit by Ross was on a curveball.

  • The Real Greg

    Does Phil Hughes have a 2 seamer?

    • Chilango

      Don’t think so. He only throws the four seamer

      • jjyank

        And a supposedly shelved cutter, but that moves in the opposite direction of a two-seamer.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nice cheap-ass hit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Slow-mo A-Rod. That was very pathetic.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Danger time.
    Ross scares me here.

    • Hummingbird S.

      especially since Phil is awful against RHBs

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Well done, Phil.

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

      Danger? Phil laughs in the face of danger. Ha Ha ha.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I very much appreciate the Lion King reference.

  • Tom

    Nice job by Hughes busting it over to 3rd base on that single to cover just in case.

    I know that’s his job, but it’s good to see the little stuff like that

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just spitballing here, but the Yankees have, like, 6 runs in ~24 innings against Doubront. That’s a 2.25 ERA. Wow.

    • The Real Greg

      Its the Brett Cecil model. Good fastball, good offspeed from the left side.

  • your mom

    Please, no obligatory HR.

  • Get Phelps Up

    OK, score like 5 runs now so Phil can pitch a CGSHO.

  • Hummingbird S.

    phew.. nice Phil

  • King Charles The Great

    Off-topic but I just read that those damn O’s have won THIRTEEN(!) straight extra-inning games. Luuuucky bastards!

    On topic: Hughes is dealing. More runs please!

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Don’t look now, but Hughesie has a sub-4.00 ERA

    • jjyank

      *looks*

      DAMN IT!

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        haha

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        haha

  • Tabbert

    Girardi’s Logic on playing Jones over and over

    - He has the ability to get really hot and go on a tear like he did in the previous series at Fenway.

    Okay… I get that. But, Doesn’t that logic apply to EVERY player in baseball? Anyone can get hot. At a certain point you have to be demoted for regularly not doing your job. Is there a better option? We don’t know. Why don’t we know? Because Joe refuses to give others a chance to win Jones job.

    He does have the only RBI tonight though!

    • Hummingbird S.

      Great logic, if you go by the name of Real Greg.

    • The Real Greg

      Who else are you going to play? That’s more on Cashman than Girardi for not trading for another right handed outfielder like Scott Hairston.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    honest question, does doubront look good or are the yanks just this bad? i have been watching it off and on, but he seems to be pitching well.

    • The Real Greg

      He has pitched well against the Yankees this year. 1-0 with a 2.41 ERA in 3 starts coming in.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i was hoping that wouldn’t apply given he has sucked lately

    • Hummingbird S.

      He’s been awful. Spotty command and a lot of pitches in the middle of the strikezone.

    • Chilango

      The Yankees are batting .179/.276 against him in 76 PA. Worst in the ML. 2d worst: O’s .182/.250 24 PA

  • Tom

    3-0 greenlight to Pearce?

    Normally a fan of the 3-0 greenlight, but that seems like managing by hope.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Great.

    A chance for more RISPFAIL!

  • Joe

    Boo stop getting hits we want nix in line up to get those outs.

  • The Real Greg

    What was Bobby waiting for? Jeter isn’t being pinch hit for

    • Tom

      Maybe his pitcher in the pen needed some extra time.

  • DC

    Is Tim McCarver the “scout” on Gameday?

    “SCOUT: Doubront may prefer to go after Pearce who has a .716 OPS than face Jeter who has a .813 OPS”

  • King Charles The Great

    Nunie hit tool!

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

    Ugh…I hate having to leave in the middle of a potential rally, but The bus will be here any minute. Later Ladies and Erica.

    • jjyank

      Are you saying Erica is not a lady?

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        He’s also saying everybody else here IS a lady.

        • jjyank

          Ladies are prettier than us men. So…compliment?

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            I like it. Let’s roll with that.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Yeah I’m kind of perplexed…

        • jjyank

          Anti-FIP :(

          • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

            ::sad trombone::

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    all i can think about is the arod walkoff when i see tazawa. that was probably my favorite regular season game from 2009. truly an unbelievable season

    • VT Yankee Fan

      That was such a great game.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Seriously though, I hate the Orioles.

    Remember when we were talking about teams who “deserved” and “didn’t deserve” the playoffs?

    I still hold that making that argument is horseshit, but if one team really didn’t “deserve” to make the playoffs, it wouldn’t be the Yankees. It would be the O’s.

    I think saying who deserves and doesn’t deserve something is pretty dumb, but FUCK the O’s have to be the luckiest sons of bitches in the world…

    • Mikhel

      When was the last time a team with more runs scored against than runs scored by them has won the AL East? NEVER, and it could happen this year (I think they’ll win it), and it will be the “worst” (in terms of runs diferential) team to win the division.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Well I think we pull out the division but point made anyway!

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 FBs in the middle of the plate… swung through both. They really can’t hit pitches in the middle of the plate.

  • Chilango

    Jeter’s swinging for the fences. WTF. Base hit here Capt

  • jjyank

    Yay BABIP!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jete! aww yea Cap’n,

  • Kramerica Industries

    A RISPY hit.

    Only the second of the series. And Jeter has both of them.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Suck it Willie Mays!

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      (I don’t really mean that, but I kinda do)

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Finally.

    Thanks Cap.

    More please.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tied with Willie Mays!! Damn impressive.

  • Hummingbird S.

    YES! It was very lucky, but finally! They just doubled the number of hits with RISP in this series.

  • Chilango

    Nice piece of hitting.

  • EDDARD

    What an addition Pearce has been. Worked his way on base and the Captain/MVP drove him in. Now let’s put it away with another RISP hit.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    When you’re hot, you’re hot.

    I maintain that Jeter totally did that on purpose.

  • Tom

    Oh captain, my captain….

    Is there anyone else you want up in this lineup with men on base (even if he hits into the occasional DP)

    Nice job catching Mays!

  • Anthony

    Whenever I watch a Yankee game, I always feel as though I’m not fully appreciating the fact that I am watching a true legend (Jete) play.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hard to believe it’s nearly been 300 hits since DJ3K.

    • flamingo

      That’s insane. Wow.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    JEEEEEEEEEEEETAH

  • Hummingbird S.

    pathetic, as usual… Swisher

  • yanks or death

    swisher is soft

  • The Real Greg

    They could go 2-34 with RISP in this series and win 2 of 3 games. Think about that. Makes you wonder how important the RISP stat is

    • Tom

      Yeah, it’s not like all the close games thanks to the RISP failures actually has any impact beyond a simple win or loss that night.

      Think. About. That.

      • The Real Greg

        All that matters in the end is winning or losing. That’s all that matters at this point in the season.

        If we worried about close games, the O’s be panicking.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yankees are 0-fer with RISP in this series, aside from Jeter’s two hits.

    • The Real Greg

      And they are in prime position to win 2 of 3 in the series.

      • Kramerica Industries

        It was a non-sequitir when you mentioned it earlier, and it’s a non-sequitir now.

        This is not about tonight. It’s about a season-long problem.

        • The Real Greg

          Okay.

          It is what it is. They have been bad in that stat all year.

          • radnom

            Which means that its a deficiency in the roster (or a symptom of one). Which is fair game to talk about in a forum about the team.

  • Chilango

    oh for fuck’s sake. Dump these no contact, bloated contract bums.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Why is Jeter the only fucking person that can hit with RISP? This offense needs to be fucking fixed this offseason.

    • Chilango

      Yes.

    • RkyMtnYank

      A-Rod will still be here and nothing can still make him swing the bat on close pitches with 2 strikes.

  • Nice Scheister

    Pitch was low, the umpire has been awful all night, mostly in favor of the Yanks but awful nonetheless.

    • RkyMtnYank

      The pitch was close enough. If your paid 30mil/yr … swing the fucking bat!!!

      • Nice Scheister

        You’re right, solely based on his salary, he shouldn’t take a single pitch and he should “swing the fucking bat”, even at pitches outside of the zone. You realize you typically get good pitches to hit when you lay off the bad ones, right?

        So you’re advocating the BA/OBP should be the same for all players making 30M or more per year?

        • RkyMtnYank

          Wow, you really went off the deep end there. It’s not every single pitch you fool… If you have 2 strikes, even if you are in little league, you swing at close pitches. But if you are in the majors and paid big money to swing the bat, well your paid to swing the bat so you don’t take close 2 strike pitches like that.

          • Nice Scheister

            The name calling by this guy. Just hilarious. To the comment, “If your paid 30mil/yr … swing the fucking bat!!!”. It was out of the zone, good hitters should not swing at pitches out of the zone. I would argue that if you’re paid 30M per year you should have a high OBP and not swing at pitches outta the zone. Thanks for the laugh though, I know the air gets thin in the Rocky Mountains but do us all a favor and take a deep breath.

            • RkyMtnYank

              No, the pitch was a strike, check the box score. The name Schiester fits you well though. sigh

              • Nice Scheister

                I’ve got this glorious ability to rewind and fast-forward, even this amazing ability to even do something called slow motion. Not that I needed it for such a blatantly bad call, but for the sake of arguing. It was a low pitch that was out of this wonderful thing called “the strike zone”, however the umpire made a bad call and called a pitch that was below the aforementioned strike zone, incorrectly a strike, as opposed to the correct call, a ball.

                From the player himself, “You don’t think that was a little low? I watched it real close and the catcher pulled his glove up a little bit. Did you notice that?”.

                So next time you “check the box score”, just remember the robo-umps don’t go into effect until 2026 so until then the box score may reflect some errors by old men called “umpires”.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Hopefully the longish half inning doesn’t affect Hughes.

  • oldmanalex

    looking into the future: in 2013 any chance AROD not hitting cleanup anymore? if so is he on a leash? perhaps the yankee mgmt write this year off as a freak injury plagued year…

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hopefully no requisite Hughes home runs tonight.

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    KEEP SWISH IN 2013

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Bullpen should be up just in case.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Swisher with the unclutch sliding catch.

  • Nice Scheister

    Those two pitches were in the exact same spot, pitch 1 was a ball and número two was a strike. Consistency please.

  • Chilango

    Nice play Nick, But all is not forgiven fuck you

  • Naved

    Is Hughes throwing a slider?

    • Chilango

      Looks like it.

  • JLC 776

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    impressive

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    My newborn baby has developed a severe crush on Phil.

    • Tom

      He must be right handed, all righties crush Phil

      /rimshot

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        It’s a she, and “slutter” jokes are totally appropriate in this situation.

        • Tom

          Huh…. I don’t know why I just assumed “he”

  • flamingo

    Phil is on point. I love it.

  • Tom

    MLBNetwork had the audio on ARod’s discussion with the homeplate ump. It was truly awesome.

    “You don’t think that was a little low? I watched it real close and the catcher pulled his glove up a little bit. Did you notice that?” (or something to that effect)

    It was a completely civil discussion and if you are going to complain that was the perfect way to do it. Not that it will probably help, but at least it doesn’t give the ump a reason to ring him up later in the game out of spite.

  • Anthony

    If you had told me before the game that Phil would go at least 7 innings and not give up a home run… well I wouldn’t have believed you. Way to go Phil.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    The things I would do to Jon Hamm.

  • Nice Scheister

    Hughes is carving up this AAA team tonight!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was not gritty at all

  • CUYanks

    A quick eighth inning and can we send Phil Hughes out there for the untuck??!!

  • The Real Greg

    Pedroia’s baby boy would have been laying out for that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Three of the longest tenured Yankees.

    • The Real Greg

      Who?

      • Karl Krawfid

        Hughes A-Rod Jeter for player of the game.

        Hughes A-Rod Jeter Mo and Andy are the 5 longest I think.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Cano over Hughes.

          • Karl Krawfid

            Forgot about him. Don’t know how.

  • Nice Scheister

    When you hustle outta the box, good things happen. Way to do your best Jeter impression Robbie!

  • Hummingbird S.

    this would be a great time to PH for Granderson.

    • The Real Greg

      With who?

      • Hummingbird S.

        At this point, anybody not named Ibanez or Stewart. He is beyond pathetic against lefties.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kurtis is back

  • CG

    “Hi, I’m Curtis, and I have a strikeout problem.”

  • Karl Krawfid

    Granderson trying to cover all parts of the plate and fails.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    inept

  • Hummingbird S.

    0-4 with 3 K’s and 5 LOB… what’s the point of having him hit against lefties? he’s back to being a platoon player..

    • The Real Greg

      Who is going to play center then?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two more RISP failures.

    • The Real Greg

      And yet….

  • flamingo

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • Effthisnoise

    This line up can make anybody look like cy young. Come on Hughes, one more inning please

  • The Real Greg

    Granderson is one short of his career high in K’s right now.

    Still the trade can’t be judged in hindsight.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this is sad, i can’t wait to see grandy against price.

  • Leg-End

    Curtis strikes out more than people mention RISP problems.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, couldn’t get through the night without a requisite Ciriaco hit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ciriaco again. What a surprise.

  • Chilango

    Here we go. Grab the barf bag.

  • Effthisnoise

    Take him out now. Don’t wait til he fully implodes

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No let him work out of it. He’s not a baby.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Chris Dickerson had a Johnny Damon esque throw there.

  • Rich in NJ

    A designer PED that only works against the Yankees. I am awestruck.

  • The Real Greg

    And that will be it for Hughes.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great job Hughes.

    Bad job offense.

  • jjyank

    Well Hughes is pitching an away game. So I will give him a virtual standing ovation here. Well done Phil!

    *claps*

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Man, it’s always a pleasure to watch Babe Ruth Barry Bonds Joe Dimmaggio Pedro Ciriaco do his thing. What a player.

  • Alkaline

    Hughes..is a beautiful animal!

    Hughes..is a destroyer of worlds!

    Hughes…is Harry Effing Potter!

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      A Very Potter Sequel reference?

  • Anthony

    If this game gets out of hand the blame lies solely with the offense.

    • jjyank

      And the bullpen. Very rarely are can everything be blamed on one aspect of the team. Offense should have tacked on more, sure. But in the bullpen doesn’t lock this down, it’s just as much, if not more so, on them.

      • jjyank

        But *if* the bullpen

  • EDDARD

    Phil pitched his heart out tonight. This is another case of the offense not being able to tack on a couple more runs to make it a safe lead. Now we’ll need our pen to step up and hold it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad hook, something to be expected from Girardi.

    • The Real Greg

      Meh. That ball was hit solidly. Good hook especially given what happened to him in Baltimore.

      • Hummingbird S.

        He was pitching one hell of a game, very different from the game in Baltimore. Also, he’s way better against lefties, if you’re going to pull him, pull him against the righties. Joe G. has no idea what he’s doing, the only thing he knows is that a lefty pitcher has to face a lefty batter.

        • The Real Greg

          Bottom line is that he has been burned by the slow hook for Hughes a couple of times in this series.

          • The Real Greg

            Sorry, not in this series, but this year.

          • Chilango

            Right. Good move by Girardi.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          I disagree. He gave up a hard hit ball and had a man in scoring position. He pitched great, but when our three best bullpen arms are available in a situation like this I have no problem with him using them.

          • OMG! Bagels!

            I disagree too. They can’t yank him for one double. Let him pitch out of it.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              In the eighth inning when your pitch count is getting higher and you have the good pieces of your bullpen available I think he did the right thing.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Regardless of Girardi, EXCELLENT GAME FROM PHIL!

    • Tom

      Yikes…. Logan got away with that 0-2 hanging slider. He’s got to bury that outside. (the followup slider was much better)

  • bring buck back

    sometimes I think JoeG goes home at night and beats off to the thought of batting Andruw Jones against lefties and bringing in LOOGYs even when his starter is still throwing well.

    • this space for rent

      Well that got weird in a hurry.

  • Effthisnoise

    I agree with the hook, recent games have shown us that Hughes derails fast and epically

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what I’m saying. Girardi’s been burned by the slow hook a couple of times. For example at home against Baltimore he was pitching great through 4 innings and got blasted in the fifth.

  • Effthisnoise

    Ok Robertson, remember, the curveball is your frend

  • Matt

    It might not even matter whether the Yankees make the playoffs or not because of how Girardi is managing these games.

    Robertson threw over 30 extremely high stress pitches on Tuesday and 15 high stress pitches yesterday. Hughes is at 92 pitches to start the inning, yet Robertson is warming up right away, and now coming into the game.

    He is going to burn these guys out to the point where they won’t get very far in the playoffs even if they do get there. Girardi has gotten way too desperate and it is hurting the team (what’s new?).

    • The Real Greg

      So?

      Were you “expecting” anything?

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Just because you don’t care about winning doesn’t mean we share your half-asses apathetic attitude. Nor does you being apathetic and taking things more “calmly” make you superior. There’s nothing wrong with wanting the team to be in good shape for a playoff run.

        Seriously, I don’t even agree with the post but you’ve got to stop telling us or implying that if we don’t think like you we’re inferior. You look like an asshole.

    • jjyank

      What’s new? Girardi is generally well praised for his bullpen management. And so often he is burned for not pulling a starter quick enough. Of course he’s a bit desperate, the Yanks blew a huge lead and are fighting for the season. I would sure as hell hope he’s doing whatever he can.

      Seriously, the guy can never win.

      • Matt

        Are you talking about the same Joe Girardi?

        This season was the first time in his entire Yankees career that he trusted his starters to go deeper in games, and it was only because he had no choice because his relievers were injured.

        He just doesn’t get that a tired starter can still be better than a mediocre reliever, especially when he is already locked in and getting guys out.

        He just matched up with a .161 hitter who actually hits RHP better than LHP, with a pitcher who RHB are hitting .278 against this year. He has gone completely off the deep end.

        We talk about how the players are mentally pressing and how it hurts their performance. Well the manager is pressing, and it’s hurting his team.

        • The Real Greg

          Didn’t a manager with the Yankees win 4 world series and have a reputation for burning out his bullpen?

          • Matt

            That doesn’t matter and you know it. Torre had incredible teams playing for him, which would have probably won with most managers.

            Also, Torre typically had a much deeper bullpen to call on than Girardi has right now. You can’t keep applying the same tactics when the personnel have changed so drastically.

            When Torre had only 3 reliable relievers in 2004, he burnt them out so badly in the regular season that they were a shell of themselves in the playoffs and blew crucial games. Remember Quan/Gor/Mo? They were completely ineffective in the ALCS.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Well, it worked.

          • Matt

            Irrelevant. But it may matter tomorrow if he is unavailable, or if he is ineffective in future games stemming from the decline in velocity that has accompanied this overuse.

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

              Dude, we’re in the thick of a pennant race. Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Win today.

              • Matt

                There is no guarantee that you win today either if you bring in a tired reliever who is throwing in his 3rd game in a row.

                I have no problem with bringing in Robertson normally, but you are going to kill the guy if you keep pitching him like this. You may win today but lose many other games if he is burnt out.

                You only needed 3 more outs to get to Soriano, and your starter has been cruising. You didn’t need him there, and you certainly could have left Logan in to face Lavarnway and Loney.

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

                  I’m a Huge Hughes fan, but He’s very Homer Prone. If we’re talking about Kuroda or Sabathia I’d probably agree with you. However with Hughes’ history of being cruising along before giving up a homer then settling down again, I’m completely okay with the hook and going for the win.

            • Get Phelps Up

              They may not even need him tomorrow. Do all you can to win the game at hand.

              • Matt

                That doesn’t matter. He may be “available” but that doesn’t mean that he will be effective. He is tired and his velocity is down. At 90 mph, his pitches are hittable, as we saw the other night.

                The cumulative effect of this could reduce his effectiveness for the rest of the season. There are other relief pitchers who can get 2 or 3 outs in that situation. He could have left Logan in or used a relatively rested Soriano for 4 or 5 outs instead of 3.

                What Girardi is doing to him is like what Torre did to guys like Ron Villone, Tom Gordon, Tanyon Sturtze, etc. Some guys can survive it, but not all. You’re playing with the rest of the season, and the guy’s career, when you use him like this.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  Robertson threw 3 pitches.

        • jjyank

          I never said anything about batters.

          Like I’ve said elsewhere in this thread, in the position the team is in, you go for the kill on a game to game basis. Hughes has generally been pretty good after April, but not good enough to give him a huge leash.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          “who actually hits RHP better than LHP”

          Based on what – 139 MLB PA?

          Lavarnway in AAA this year – 1.021 OPS vs. LHP, .748 OPS v. RHP.

          • Matt

            Says the guy who thinks Eric Chavez can’t hit lefties even though has had no more than 31 AB against them in any season since 2007.

            I don’t know why you are quoting that line anyway. It was only a minor point of the argument just to add emphasis. As in, “not only is everything else stacked against this, but…”

            Righties hit .278 against Robertson this year. This guy has shown no ability to handle any kind of Major League pitching in his brief career.

            Instead of looking to pick a fight, I suggest you try contributing something. Your posts are so nuts that nobody takes you seriously anymore.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Yeah, I have to agree with you.

      • The Real Greg

        I know.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        I’m a Girardi fan and I agree that sometimes he can’t win but I think he hooked him too early and I said that BEFORE the hook. Had the game gotten out of hand, I’d be wrong, of course. But sometimes he leaves him in too long. Yes, it’s a judgment call.

        I like Girardi’s managing even when he overmanages. He’s intense and not asleep. He’s too binder reliant but we know he’s not changing that.

        Managing the Yankees is a big job for anyone and he did a fine job with all the injuries. It caught up to them and now he’s fighting fires. I get that. I can still say he hooked him too early.

        • Mikhel

          I don’t think it caught up to them due to injuries, this team has been average or a bit above average month to month except for an extraordinary June which alone gave them 13 games above 0.500, the rest of the year they’ve played 9 games above 0.500.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            If you take out every team’s winning streaks they’ll look mediocre.

    • Matt

      Robertson’s FB velocity has been down to 89-90 mph lately because of how hard he’s being worked. Earth to Girardi?

      • Bo Knows

        he was sitting 93 yesterday, his velocity has been fine

        • Bo Knows

          those 90 mph pitches were cutters

          • Matt

            His average cutter velocity this year was 92.1 mph, and 92.8 mph last year.

            That is a significant decline.

        • Matt

          No, it hasn’t.

          His cutter velocity is down about 2 mph lately from the rest of the season.

          http://www.fangraphs.com/pitch.....8;pitch=FC

          This is the pitch that he has thrown over 50% of the time this season.

  • The Real Greg

    Got to go to the books.

    Last time the Yankees shut the Red Sox out in Fenway.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And Greg, this is where RISPFAIL comes into play, even if the Yankees do win this game.

    DRob has pitched three straight games. Soriano will have pitched in back-to-back games. Easily, the two best RP in the Yankees ‘pen, and one will likely be unavailable, and the other probably a bit fatigued, at the start of a CRUCIAL series against the Rays tomorrow.

    God forbid, Yankees are playing a close game tomorrow, and some of the lesser guys can’t hold it. That sure would suck, wouldn’t it?

    • The Real Greg

      But again, if the number of close games really mattered, the Orioles should be worried.

      • Hummingbird S.

        The O’s have more than 2 capable pitchers in their pen. That’s why they are better in close games. Don’t be a moron.

    • jjyank

      Of course it would suck, but I feel like at this point in the season, the Yankees need to do whatever they can to win each game as it comes. I find it hard to justify “saving” bullpen arms for a potential appearance in the future. If they were 5+ games up, sure. But they’re in danger of missing out right now, so go for the kill whenever you can.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Absolutely. I said nothing of Girardi there – putting DRob and Soriano in these games is nothing more than doing his job.

        It’s just a reason why these abysmal showings with RISP can impact the team, even if it doesn’t cost them an individual game. The O’s game on Sunday was the first “easy” win the Yankees had in, like, a month. And certainly a part of the BP’s ineffectiveness comes from being overworked. Isn’t Boone still near the top of the league in appearances?

        • The Real Greg

          Number of appearances is overrated as a stat due to the fact that the length of the appearance differs from point to point.

          • Mikhel

            Its not only the number or appearances but the fact that the pitchers need to warm every time they are used. When pitchers are given a rest they don’t throw in the bullpen to warm.

        • jjyank

          Well yeah, obviously RISP Success would make life easier for everyone.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Yeah, exactly.

    • Get Phelps Up

      You gotta go for it tonight. CC is pitching tomorrow, Robertson only threw 3 pitches and Girardi has shown willingness to use Soriano for 3 days in a row.

  • Anthony

    Candidate for most boring game of the year? Don’t get me wrong I appreciate the win, but man, I am fighting to stay awake. Against the Sox of all teams.

    • flamingo

      I wouldn’t say boring, but I’d like to get rid of divisional play and go for a balanced schedule again so at least we don’t need to see these guys so often.

      • Anthony

        I hear ya. Any AL East team will be a pain in the butt, even the neutered Sox.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I fell asleep during the start of the game.

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

    Just got home, was listening on the MLB At Bat app, Right after Ciriaco’s double I was calling for Girardi to pull Hughes. The reasoning is simple, Tying run at the plate, a homer prone pitcher on the mound. No matter how good Phil is, and was tonight, his biggest problem is the home run ball. If he (Girardi) had left Phil in to face LHH and gave up a game tying homer all of you saying there was a quick hook would be screaming for Joe not going to the pen earlier.

    • jjyank

      That is pretty much the very point I was arguing somewhere up above. Agreed.

  • The Real Greg

    Besides number of appearances is a bit overrated as a stat because the length of the appearance differs from point to point.

    For example, Boone Logan has appeared in 70 games, but he has only thrown a grand total of 49 innings.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Yeah Boone Logan is like Waldo. Put up a photo of all the Yankees in a game and find Logan. He’s in there somewhere. But but up minutes and he’s not there at all.

    • Matt

      Except he has warmed up to appear in 70 games still, plus many others in which he was not used. That has a lot of impact.

      • The Real Greg

        But at what velocity is he warming up? And to what stress is he pitching.

        By the way in contrast, in 2008 Boone threw a total of 42.1 innings, about 6.2 innings less than this year.

        But, in terms of appearances, he appeared in 55 games. 15 less than this year.

        The numbers don’t correlate.

        • Mikhel

          They begin just tossing the ball, and end up throwing 80-90% their full speed if not their full speed.

          If velocity was taken into account for all pitchers you’d see managers leaving their pitchers for 130-140 pitches because they threw 40 offspeed pitches and just 90-100 fastballs.

          Unless you’ve pitched you won’t know the strain the arm goes through and the fatigue is there even when they just warm up and are not called in to pitch.

    • Kramerica Industries

      That’s still at least 70 times he warmed up to pitch.

      Not counting the times he’s warmed up and didn’t come into the game.

      • The Real Greg

        But there are many variables concerning that, some of which I have explained in my response to Matt.

        That’s why it’s not really talked about among baseball people.

        • Matt

          What are you talking about? It is ALWAYS talked about among baseball people. Girardi even cites the lack of availability of some guys as having been the result of warming him up in games in which he didn’t appear.

          Once you are warmed up, it is not a ton more fatiguing to throw pitches in a live game until you get past 15-20. The part that fatigues a pitcher is going from a state of rest (sitting on the bench) to a state of action (throwing near full speed).

          I doubt you have ever played any form of baseball or softball from the comments you make. Don’t try to be an authority on something that you don’t understand.

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

    Ugh. John Lackey appearance.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’ll be so happy when Fenway’s “sellout” streak finally ends next year.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Pink hats do not come if you do not win.

    • Mikhel

      I don’t think the Bosox owners/front office will allow that, you’ll keep on watching empty seats and their reports will still say it was a sellout.

      I hardly believe that they’re selling all the tickets they are required to have available in the ticket window (is it 15 to 20%?), their stadium looks desolate.

  • RetroRob

    In this setting, Larry David is the enemy. Probably rooting for the Red Sox.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Never. LD is a die-hard Yankee fan and the best George Steinbrenner impersonator on Earth. He got all his angst out about Yankee losses playing the Boss on Seinfeld all those years. We all should be so lucky.

      • RetroRob

        Maybe I just assumed he was a Mets fan because of Jerry Seinfeld.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          No he’s famous for having created the whole yankees theme on Seinfeld and playing the Boss because of his frustrations with the team at the time.

  • RetroRob

    The world’s greatest fielder makes an error.

    • Joe

      Good thing he can hit. Ohh wait

  • Peter Gammons

    *cries*

  • Hummingbird S.

    Robbie with RISP and a chance to give us some more breathing room. Comon Robbie.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Fugly swing there.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And for good measure, one more failure in that spot.

  • Hummingbird S.

    very predictable.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Well thanks for nothing tonight, offense.

    • jjyank

      Thanks for 2 runs? If Soriano finishes it out, they win. So yeah, thanks offense!

      Seriously, they could have scored more, but a win is a win is a win. I’d much rather congratulate the pitching than belittle the offense.

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

    Mo commercial :(

    • RetroRob

      Does Mo doing a commercial make you sad?

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

        It did, till I realized he’s a professional athlete, and that involves him having sponsors and such. Just seeing Mo and knowing the earliest I’ll see him closing games again is April makes me sad.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          I can’t listen to Enter Sandman anymore.

  • The Real Greg

    So 2-40? with RISP in this series. And they could take 2 of 3.

    • Chilango

      Against AAA team. Tomorrow they return to the Majors. We’ll see how far 2-40 gets them.

      • The Real Greg

        In terms of pitching, yes.

        Offensively, well….

  • The Real Greg

    See Soriano has thrown 58 innings which is way more than Logan. And nobody’s worried about him.

    • Mikhel

      And has pitched in 9 games less. And warmed up in at least 20 games less, if not 30 or more. Soriano being a closer only warms when there’s a chance of a save or when tied after the 8th inning. Logan warms at any time, and even multiple times in a day.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    No drama please MFIKY.

  • Chilango

    No screwing around put these guys away.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, would’ve been easier to have just finished it with Nava.

  • Karl Krawfid

    It’s never easy man…

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

    God damnit MFIKY. I wanted simple, easy, 1-2-3 inning so I can go back to Game of Thrones. You are no longer a Dothraki Kahl in my head.

    • The Angry Troll

      Your dorkery knows no bounds.

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

        No. No it doesn’t. I don’t care though.

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

          I prefer geeky though, because a ‘dork’ is a whale penis, and I share nothing in common with the common whale penis.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    If the Sawks lose here their elimination number is 2.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Maybe they can still pull it together by the end of Sept.

  • JLC 776

    Lock this shit down, MFIKY

  • Kramerica Industries

    And, untuck.

  • JLC 776

    UNTUCK!!!

  • jjyank

    Untuck!

  • Anthony

    2 IN A ROWWWWWWW

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice, very good game from PHIL!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Un. Fucking. Tuck.

    Also 7-2 at Fenway this year!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    untuck

    And please leave the RISPFAIL in Boston.

    Huuuuuggghhhes!!!!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    UNTUCK MOTHERFUCKER.

    I KILL YOU.

  • EDDARD

    4 up on Tampa. Take 2/3 and put them in a deep hole with time running out. We’ll probably have to win more games like this to do it.

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

    UNTUCK.

    A WINNING STREAK EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20g3QIUnOgY

    • JLC 776

      Well done!

    • Tom

      Awesome!

  • JLC 776

    TWO IN A ROW!!!!!!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    UNTUCK AND GO HOME.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK

  • JonS

    That was the first shutout since Aug 14 against Texas.

    • JLC 776

      Coincidentally, that was the first two-game win streak since we swept Texas Aug 13th to the 15th.

      • CUYanks

        It wasn’t a sweep because we lost the last game of the 4 game series, I believe.

  • RetroRob

    Good win. Nice game by Phil.

    Three of the last four. Let’s hope it’s a trend.

  • Chilango

    Phil stepped up BIG win. NO HRs. Very unexpected.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Phil, Boone, D-Rob, MFIKY: go get some well-deserved sex tonight.

  • JLC 776

    Bitch about the circumstances all you want, but the Yankees are in an awesome and exhilarating pennant race for the first time in a long time.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I can’t say my 2 day old daughter watched the *entire* game, but I’m counting this one as her first official Yankee win.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      What’s her name? Maccheroncelli?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    5 wins 3 losses last eight completely arbitrarily chosen games.

    • JLC 776

      Congrats! My wife and I are expecting our second boy on November 8th. I’m trying to sell her on naming him after, God willing, the Yankees’ World Series MVP.

      I’m about as white as they come, so no doubt it’ll be Ichiro or something like that…

      • JLC 776

        And…. somehow I hit ‘reply’ to Rocky instead of Pasta… that’s what drinking through a Yankees game will do to you.

        • Mikhel

          HAHAHAHAHA that was some odd reply, but alas, i also replied earlier to a totally non-related post xD.

          And… congratulations on your soon to be born kid.

          How about Thurman? :-P

      • Hall and Nokes

        MFIKY would be the best baby name ever.

      • Bo Knows

        Congratulations, also why pick one name?

        Give your boy as much greatness as possible with the name

        Derek Curtis Alexander Robinson {insert your last name}

        and if you have a 3rd boy, may I suggest

        Andrew Phillip Carston (insert your last name)

        *note I did not include Ivan or Hiroki because the names don’t flow together with the other names

  • EDDARD

    Big Game Dave last night. King Phillip tonight. CC needs to keep it going tomorrow.

    • The Angry Troll

      It’s “Sir Phillip of Hughes”

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

        and you call me a dork :p

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wow, that was scary, but so nice to take two in a row after dropping the first one. that has got to be some sort of record going 2 for 33 or whatever it was and still take 2 of 3. i hope they are better against tampa, got to take at least 2 and hope the a’s will work the o’s

  • Rocky Road Redemption
  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    I’m happy phor Phil. Keep up the good work, chap.