Game 146: Win and relax

Poll: Brian Cashman's job security
Sunday Night Open Thread
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The Yankees are off tomorrow and boy would it be nice to give the four core relievers — Rafael Soriano, David Robertson, Boone Logan, and Joba Chamberlain — this afternoon off. They’ve been worked real hard these last two weeks and I’m sure two straight days of rest would be much appreciated. Hiroki Kuroda needs to take the ball deep into the game and the offense needs to really put up some runs. Not five or six, more. Win, stay in first, enjoy the off-day. Here’s the lineup…

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

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and TBS nationally. Enjoy.

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Poll: Brian Cashman's job security
Sunday Night Open Thread
  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    How and why are the Giants and Yankees playing at the same time?! That’s just stupid scheduling by the NFL. They knew the MLB schedule when they made their schedule and they scheduled a week 2 game at the same time as a Yankee game while the Yankees could be (and are) in a pennant race. They’re just asking to split viewers. People who are even Yankee and Giant fans (like myself) are probably going to at best be switching back and forth, if not picking the Yankee game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Nearly all football games are shown at 1 o’clock. The epic matchups are reserved for 4 and 8 timeslots. Giants vs the Bucs isn’t exactly primetime football and the Giants already had their moment in primetime.

    • Joe

      Good thing Dallas plays at 4:00 for me. My only out of state team. Giants should win easily. Making the Yankees game more interesting for you though.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      What’s fucking hilarious, to me, is how it’s Tampa Bay vs. New York in both cases.

      I don’t hold anything against the G-Men, but gotta go with the Bucs there. Split city loyalties today.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Hope you enjoy Freeman eating some dirt.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          I don’t expect the Bucs to win.

          I’m not that stupid.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I don’t think you can schedule the Giants for non-1pm games all of September. They’d either have to play West Coast games or be slotted in prime time slots, and doing 4 of those in a row isn’t really possible. They’ve done that for Weeks 1, 3, and 4, and that seems reasonable.

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

        I’m just upset that I’m stuck at work, so it’s not even like I switch the channels between them, since I’d have to do internet radio/streaming for both it would just be chaos.

  • EDDARD

    This is our chance to put the Rays away for good in terms of the division. A win makes it a 5 game lead with 16 to play, a loss and it’s just 3 games. Nobody beats Hiroki Kuroda at Yankee Stadium.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Nobody scores for him either.

  • Joe

    My first RAB game thread!

    • Mike N

      Have fun!

    • jjyank

      Welcome. Try not to judge them too much if the Yankees are losing :P

      • Joe

        Used to it at Pinstripe Alley/Pinstripe Bible.

        But I’m liking RAB fans better.

    • DC

      Yeah, I hope you took some Dramamine in case the Yankees go behind at any point.

  • Mike N

    Really want to win today!

  • Pat D

    Two straight days of Joe Fucking Buck.

    And it’s funny that Tampa is playing at New York in two sports at the same time.

    Yes, I know one of the games is in Jersey.

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

      What’s even funnier is by 4 o’clock I firmly believe Tampa fans are really going to dislike the NY/NJ area even more than they do right now.

      • Pat D

        They’d better.

      • jjyank

        What channel is the Giants game supposed to be on? From what I can tell from a brief Comcast guide search, the only game on right now is Eagles/Ravens.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          That’s a FOX game.

          • jjyank

            Fox, or the channel that’s supposed to be Fox (Channel 5, but listed as DWTTG, weird) is showing an “MLB Player’s Poll”. I’m confused.

            • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

              All I can conclude then is that the game isn’t on in your market.

              Not sure why, since the Ravens are on the road, and on a different network, as well as FOX being single-game today. I can’t help you.

              • jjyank

                Thanks anyways. I would be prioritizing the Yankee game even if I could watch it.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      I remember in 2008 when the Bucs had a rare SNF game, at home, up against Game 7 of the ALCS, which was in St. Pete.

      Coincidentally, the Yankees clinched the 2009 ALCS on the same night as a Giants SNF in the Meadowlands.

  • Mike N

    Let’s please give Hiro some fucking RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Well the Giants’ defense is already pissing me off.

  • Chilango

    Cautious optimism. They’re looking better at the plate, and Kuroda should be able to go deep. See how long the positive attitude lasts. The Giants if they run the ball effectively should have no trouble with Tampa Bay…

  • Mike N

    Tim McCarver was so fucking horrendously ignorant during yesterday’s game. He ranted and raved endlessly about how holding pitchers to pitch counts is “ridiculous”. He was mocking the Dodgers (if I recall correctly) players for having congratulated one of their batters in a game he saw for a 14 pitch AB that ended in an out.

    Does he really think there are no physiological or biomechanical limits on what a pitcher can do in one game? Does he think they should just pitch every day until they blow their arms out?

    Why is this ignorant slob allowed to broadcast national games?

    • Pat D

      Yea, I brought this up.

      • Mike N

        I was on a plane watching on DirectTV, and I started cursing McCarver out loud and my wife had to grab me and shut me up.

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

    It’s a long way to the top if you wanna Hirok-and-Roll.

  • Mike N

    HIRO-K!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Guys I have a joke for you, what concert costs 45 cents?

    • jjyank

      I think I know. I won’t ruin it yet.

    • Mike N

      Dunno, what concert?

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

        Fifty Cent opening for Nickleback.

        • Mike N

          Groan.

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

            Thank you, I’ll be here all week, be sure to tip your waitresses and the bartender.

            • Mike N

              My wife thinks it’s hilarious!

              • jjyank

                Pretend you made it up yourself!

                • Mike N

                  Hahahahah! I already told her it was one of the RAB game-thread crew.

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

                I stole it from tumblr, so feel free to take full credit for it.

        • jjyank

          Ha I was right! The only 2 bands/artists I could think of with money in the name.

  • Pat D

    Eli throws to the open tackle-eligible instead of the open running back. Results predictable.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It was a designed play to Beatty. No one expects the freaking LT to catch a pass.

      • Pat D

        But Bradshaw was so open. Can’t believe Eli didn’t see him.

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

      Can you just give me scoring updates? I’m guessing it’s still 0-0.

      • Chilango

        6-3 Giants 2:00 left quarter

  • Pat D

    God dammit, Bennett.

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

    HiROK is on a ROLL.

  • Mike N

    Awesome!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Nine strikeouts right now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    HiroK: “Nunez at short? OK, I’ll just strike everybody out.”

    • jjyank

      Heh, great minds NP&H.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Heh. I think this means you owe me a beer or something.

        • jjyank

          Well consider this your voucher for a free beer if I ever run into you in person.

  • flamingo

    HIROK.

  • jjyank

    Hiroki Kuroda: “LOL wut? My team’s defense sucks? No probs, I just strike them all out!”

  • nsalem

    I wonder that if that we make the playoffs and the rotation lines up right, would sentiment or salary keep Kuroda from being the Number 1 starter?

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

      More sentiment than salary I think, but CC would definitely be our game 1 starter.

    • Get Phelps Up

      CC would be able to pitch Game 4 on 3 days rest whereas I doubt Kuroda could do that.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Not sure that’s a good thing at this point.
        Hopefully CC can get on a roll soon.

        • jjyank

          True. If the Nova we saw yesterday is for real it might be better to have him start game 4 behind CC, Kuroda, and Pettitte. This assumes Pettitte looks good in game action, however.

          • Get Phelps Up

            I’d actually want to start Kuroda in Game 3 at home. Whichever of Pettitte/Hughes/Nova is pitching the best starts Game 2.

            • jjyank

              That’d be nice, but I doubt it ever happens.

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

    OMG ANDRUW GOT ON BASE!!!!!!

  • jjyank

    From Andruw, I’ll take that.

  • Pat D

    Eli with an interception at the Giants’ 30. Awesome.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s the only kind of running into pitches Andruw has done lately.

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

    God damn…the sound off the bat and the crowd got me really excited there.

  • Chilango

    Just got under it. shit

  • jjyank

    Fuck you for showing that Tex replay, TBS.

  • Pat D

    Tampa with a touchdown.

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

      10-6 Tampa? Let me guess, our secondary got burned somewhere?

      • Pat D

        Yea, they left Coe 1 on 1 with Jackson.

        But it was set up by an Eli INT where he made a terrible read/throw/decision.

        • Pat D

          And Diehl’s out of the game with a knee injury.

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

          Ugh, we need Eli to be acceptional, like he was last season, to make the playoffs because our running game is probably worse than it was last season, Reese did nothing to upgrade our secondary or LineBackers, and our D-line is great, but just another year older.

          • Pat D

            Acceptional?

            They brought in Rivers, but he’s out today after playing well last week. They were counting too much on Thomas coming back. And Amukamara can’t stay healthy.

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

              I’m really upset about Amukamara not being able to stay on the field, I expect him to be great if he can ever stay healthy for more than two weeks at a time.

              • Pat D

                Yea, he’s not playing today. I don’t expect to see him on Thursday then, either. High ankle sprains suck.

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

            exceptional**** wow. I’m having an off day…

    • jjyank

      WHAAAT? How did the Rays get SEVEN runs when the Yankees are batting???!!

      Kidding, obviously. Screw the Bucs.

  • jjyank

    Wait, I’m confused. There’s an out recorded on the scoreboard, but I didn’t see a strikeout.

  • captain kiwi

    i love when i finally get a day off to watch the yankees, and it’s hirok pitching. offense better spot that man some runs

  • jjyank

    Heh is the Jeter bunt attempt just him trolling Longoria’s hammy?

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

      That’s what John thinks. Just letting you know you’re sharing thoughts with John Sterling.

      • jjyank

        *kills self*

  • Pat D

    Giants are dropping like flies now. Diehl’s out with a knee injury. Hixon is being looked out for a concussion following a helmet to helmet hit. Bradshaw got his neck smashed back and he’s getting an X-ray on it. And now Hynoski catches a pass, gets upended at the knees and is on the ground.

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

      Well, I said that I was happy after the 2007-2008 SuperBowl Championship, and would be happy if they never won again for my natural life, and last season was gravy =/ I’d still like them to at least be healthy and competitive.

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

    NOONIE!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    He didn’t even lose his helmet.

  • Joe

    This is why nix should never play.

    • jjyank

      Nix wouldn’t even be on the roster if Nunez showed an ability to field competently on a regular basis.

  • jjyank

    RISP. Hits. I love you Derek.

  • Mike N

    WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Those small-balling Yankees.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Captain Amazing keeps getting it done.

  • nsalem

    MVP type season

    • nsalem

      we would have a lot less wins without Jeter

  • captain kiwi

    CAPTAIN

  • ArchStanton

    Ankle looked pretty good there. That’s classic Jeter baserunning.

  • Pat D

    Eli throws another pick that gets returned into Giants territory and will get a horse collar penalty on top of it.

  • Get Phelps Up

    the Fundamentally Sound Rays didn’t do such a good job on that relay there…

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

    Alex…literally just don’t strike out, or pop out.

  • Joe

    That’s the most usefull thing swisher has done in a month

  • Anthony

    Nice work Jete. Random but a friend of mine met Matt Moore at the MLB fancave. I had no idea they brought players there, might start looking into it.

  • Chilango

    Great baserunning by Noonie and the Cspt. Nice bunt by Swish. About time they played some small ball.

    • Pat D

      Bunting in that situation is dumb.

      • Chilango

        No it isn’t

        • Pat D

          Yes it is. Jeter would have scored on ARod’s hit if he was on second.

          • jjyank

            FALLACY

            Greg’d

          • Mike N

            What actually happened in this particular case is irrelevant. The reason it is smart to bunt there is that he then could have scored on an out.

  • Effthisnoise

    Like the bunt, swish would have been unproductive

  • EDDARD

    I love the bunt. Hiroki’s on the mound and might only need 2 runs today. Get that run in and Alex can do it if they pitch to him.

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

    Lulz @ gameday, according to Gameday Alex just became a lefty.

    • Anthony

      Haha, thought it was just my computer.

  • Pat D

    Tampa just went up 17-6. The offense is failing the defense since Tampa’s two touchdown drives have been 28 and 13 yards.

  • Nice Scheister

    I like the bunt. C’mon A-Rod!

  • RetroRob

    Another game, another mistake in the field by Upton.

    Do.not.want.

    • Nice Scheister

      He does seem pretty awful in the field, pass.

  • jjyank

    Yes! Small ball FTW!

  • ArchStanton

    Nice! I thought that was going to be a busted at-bat after strike two.

  • Effthisnoise

    A rod

  • Mike N

    Just like yesterday, they pitched to A-Rod when they could have IBBed, and he RISPHITTED!!!!!!

  • Joe

    Arod found clutch while on the dl.

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

    throw a parade….punch and judy hitter….RBI’s……..

    ………overrated…slow….Centaur……

    /stuart a’d

    • Get Phelps Up

      fewer rbis than ike davis……..

    • Pat D

      Not enough ellipses.

    • jjyank

      arod sucks….extend him then throw a parade….

      wow he got a hit….ground ball power….parades….

      ive never been to a parade….can we throw one after we get ike davis…..

    • Nice Scheister

      ….grumble….grumble…..ike davis……grumble….rbi

    • Anthony

      …swisher with a single…give him a raise….

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Just not Eli’s day so far, is it?

    Two picks. Giants need to get their act together.

    • RetroRob

      Well they did start of slowly last year, too. Not that I would recommend that as a strategy.

    • Pat D

      All on the offense so far.

  • Nice Scheister

    A-Rod = CLUTCH!!

  • Mike N

    Please be taking.

  • Effthisnoise

    Love the running game

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

    Wait…what? Did Alex just straight up steal third w/ a lefty at bat?! Is it 1995?!

    • jjyank

      He’s lost a step, but the dude doesn’t get enough credit for his baseball awareness/acumen.

  • Get Phelps Up

    A-Rod is such a great baserunner.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    No GIDP’s here.

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (WordPress just yelled at me for posting comments too quickly!)

    • Joe

      STOP!!@#$%$@#!

      Love,

      WordPress

  • Jack

    Wow, those extra two legs really do help.

  • Joe

    Alex is a great baserunner!

  • ArchStanton

    Martin might want to think about swinging at strikes.

  • nsalem

    Beating them at their own game. Someone commented that as a key before the series started. very true

  • Anthony

    Before his DL-stint I’ll admit I could get easily angry at A-rod for not producing (though not on the level of stuart a). He has been playing great since he’s returned; its obvious the Yanks really missed him.

  • Effthisnoise

    I know it’s because a lefty is pitching, but I hate the back to back combo of Martin and jones, especially with Grandy heating up.

    • Jack

      To be fair, Martin seems to be heating up a bit too.

      • Effthisnoise

        Glad to eat crow on that one

  • nsalem

    He’s aiming

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

    COLTRAINE!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Russ!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Mussell goes big fly!

  • Mike N

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjyank

    Martin!

    This inning just has everything, doesn’t it? Very entertaining.

  • Effthisnoise

    Ok, scratch that. One comment I’m glad to take back

  • DC

    SAM PEARCE!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Russell!!!

  • Anthony

    Coltrane!!!! It seems that Mike’s wish of scoring lots of runs is coming true :D

  • jjyank

    Heh, maybe you should lean into more pitch, Andruw.

  • Chilango

    Big jack. Good things happen when they press the D and the pitcher.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Would be nice for Kuroda to settle in for a solid, 7IP/2R type performance now.

  • jay

    who are they and what have they done with our lineup?

  • Mike N

    WTF!?!?!? That was right at his fucking noggin!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Stupid warning. How the fuck was that intentional??

  • jjyank

    Wow Moore, and the Rays in general really looking bad right now. And as I type that, Maddon gets thrown out because his pitcher almost took Grandy’s head off? Shut up.

    • RetroRob

      He wants to fire his team up.

      • jjyank

        Don’t you think maybe having the pitching coach go out and talk to Moore should have been the first move, considering it’s the 3rd inning?

        • jay

          he already went out. it’d have to be a pitching change

          • jjyank

            Must have missed that part. I was making a bagel.

        • RetroRob

          I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with what he’s doing. I think he was legitimately angry. The term “must win” game is overusued, but this is one of them for the Rays. Similar with what we saw with Girardi, tempers get short when the race heats up.

          I don’t think Moore threw at Granderson intentionally at all, and Maddon flipped, plus he is probably trying to get some emotion going for his team, which is flat right now. Let’s hope they stay that way!

  • oldmanalex

    that punk maddon neads to gtf off the field.

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

    The fuck happened? customer came in and I heard chaos from the radio.

    • Ethan

      Maddon got tossed after Moore threw behind Grandy’s head that was obviously unintentional.

      • Mike N

        It was coming right at his head. It only ended up behind because he ducked.

        • RkyMtnYank

          That doesn’t make it intentional.

          • Mike N

            I never said I thought it was intentional.

        • Ethan

          ok but it still looked unintentional, just look at Moore’s reaction. I’m ok with the benches getting warned though, unless Kuroda hits someone and gets tossed, then i’ll be pissed.

    • Mike N

      Moore nearly took Grandy’s head off (most likely not inentional), both teams got warned, Maddon complained, Maddon got tossed.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Chaos? On the radio?

      I think you must be mistaken. Sterling and Waldman would never get confused by the action on the field.

  • bring buck back

    I watch a lot of NBA. I’m wondering how often coaches/players would get thrown out if NBA refs were as sensitive as MLB umpires. I think both coaches and 85% of the players would get thrown out, every single game.

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

      How often do you a see a NBA coach get into ref’s faces the way some umpires let coaches do before tossing them?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Paul O’Neill would’ve been Rasheed Wallace.

  • Anthony

    Wait, why was Maddon ejected??

    • jjyank

      Moore almost hit Grandy in the heaad (unintentionally, I’m sure) umpire issued a warning, and there seemed to be some jabbering back and forth between Maddon, the umpire, and the Yankee bench. Maddon kept going, and got thrown out.

      • Anthony

        Oh wow. I wonder what Maddon was going on about then. Moore looked terrible that inning. Thanks!

      • RkyMtnYank

        The camera was on Maddon and he never seemed to get heated at all. That was a really quick and unnecessary toss.

        • jjyank

          He didn’t seem heated, but he also didn’t shut up. He kept going.

          • RkyMtnYank

            He just told him he was wrong several times, which he was. I’m sure umps don’t like that but they need to be a little more patient given the importance of these games.

            • jjyank

              Meh. Maddon should know that you can’t tell the ump he’s wrong several times and not get tossed.

  • jjyank

    Hahahaha this inning is just so AWESOME!!

  • RetroRob

    I think he was trying to hit Granderson again!

  • Effthisnoise

    Falling apart. Kuroda has to stomp down any hope this next inning. Like a 8 pitch gfy inning

  • jjyank

    Well, you got your runs, Mr. Kuroda. Shut ‘em down.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice inning. Hopefully its length doesn’t get Kuroda out of sync.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Here are 3 different players OPSes with RISP, anyone care to guess whose?

    Player A) .708
    Player B) .728
    Player C) .696

    • DC

      “I can tell you if you list rbis….”
      – stuart

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      B is probably Martin.

      Montero and Saltalamacchia?

      • Get Phelps Up

        Nope.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Lol… took me a while to figure out the .696.

      The first 2 are still low though, considering the quality/expectations of the hitter.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Yeah I know the other 2 aren’t great but in this context, it’s pretty hilarious. (assuming you correctly guessed C, which I think you did)

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I’m assuming it’s a stewey reference.

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

      A. Alex
      B. Cano
      C. Jones

      • Get Phelps Up

        first 2 are right.

    • Get Phelps Up

      A is ARod
      B is Cano
      C is Ike Davis

      but RBIs are all that matter, right?

  • Joe

    MARTIN! BLAST! (I know I’m late. Watching some football on and off.)

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Well, took one pitch for there to not be a shutdown inning.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Moore threw 45 pitches that inning.

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

    groan…

  • captain kiwi

    oh yikes.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ike Davis strikes out on a pitch in the dirt.

    • RetroRob

      Ike Davis? I guess some minor leagues games continue.

  • Effthisnoise

    In kurodas defense, 1mistake after sitting all that time is not bad

  • RetroRob

    That’s fine. Was worried about the long sit, but Kuroda looked good minus that one pitch.

  • jay

    Safe to say Victor Cruz has put Week 1 behind him

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

    So I put on the Giant game for a bit, in that time Hiroki allowed a solo homer and Eli threw a pick-six…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Don’t do that again, please.

    • RetroRob

      Don’t put on the Giant game again!

    • Pat D

      Yea, that was unbefuckinglievable.

      I have no idea why they were running that pattern on a 3rd and 3 when they had no timeouts and weren’t yet in field goal range. Eli is trying to outdo that 3 Pick 6 game from ’07 against Minnesota I guess.

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

      Oh I forgot to mention, I put on the Giant game just in time to hear a nice punt return get called back. I probably should’ve turned it off at that very point.

  • Reggie C.

    Giants are falling apart and are staring 0-2 in the face. And this loss would squarely be on Eli’s head. I’m stunned.

    • Pat D

      They’re not out of it yet. The defense has only given up 3 points on their own.

      But the Giants offense better stop shooting itself in the foot.

  • Nice Scheister

    DFA Kuorda. The playoff starters should be, 1. Hughes, 2. Nova, 3. Phelps, 4. CC

    This allows them to skip the inconsistent CC and watch (and laugh at) Kuorda, as he is forced into retirement.

    Fianlly, make Ike Davis the player/manager/GM he has the ability to be.

  • CountryClub

    It sure seems like the Yanks never get Zobrist out.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    No mistake about it – Eli is one of my favorite players in the league. I’m one of his biggest backers.

    And though it’s helping the team I root for, I’m not too pleased to see Eli looking like 2005 Eli today.

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

    Figgin Nunie lol.

  • RetroRob

    Nunie, if you could only field. We like everything else.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It really is a shame.

      • Get Phelps Up

        He should be the DH.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I’d certainly take him over Ibanez/Jones at this point.

        • RetroRob

          I’d certainly give him Jones’ ABs now.

  • Anthony

    that Nunez guy… now he’s a ball player

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

      no no…he’s not a ball player until John and Suzyn deem it so.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Eduardo Nunez: making things happen (and mostly good things, so far)

  • Nice Scheister

    Nice SOLID single Eduardo!

    • Nice Scheister

      Errrrr….error. But Jeters “hit” the other day was not…hmmm, this official scorer has some splaining to do!

  • jjyank

    Nunez with the wheels!

  • Ethan

    Steal home Nunie!

  • Effthisnoise

    Yanks are attacking today. Love it

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    More runs.

  • oldmanalex

    FINISH THESE FOOLS. i think tampas done for the year.

    • Joe

      And we said that last year before they punk’d the Red Sox.

      • RetroRob

        It was really the beer-and-chicken lovin’ Red Sox who punk’d themselves, blowing a nine-game lead in September, going 7-20 to finish the year. The Rays were okay, but not great. They kind of drifted into the greatest September collapse we’ll probably ever see. The happiest team with that September collapse (besides the Rays) was the Braves, who had their own amazing collapse, which someone has now been forgotten.

  • Effthisnoise

    Swish needs a week off

  • Chilango

    Fucking Swisher, should have had him bunting again.

  • Nice Scheister

    Swisher shouldn’t be batting second, more like 6th.

  • jjyank

    So close. Ah well, still gets a run in.

  • Anthony

    So close!!!

  • Mike N

    Loud sac fly!

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

    warning track power….two RBI’s…be lucky to hit 60 this year…extend him……than throw a parade….

    • jjyank

      give him a raise….if he was ike davis….he would have hit a 6 run homer….punch and judy……


      …………..

    • Nice Scheister

      Beatrice?!

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

        Hahaha I feel like I’ve succeeded in my mocking.

        • Nice Scheister

          Well done, sir. Well done.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Oof, me and A-Rod both thought that was gone.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Almost. I’ll take the sac fly though.

  • Effthisnoise

    A rod flicks the bat and almost goes yard. The power is back

    • captain kiwi

      that’s what i thought was crazy. barely anything behind that swing and it still almost went out

  • Mike N

    HAHAHAHAH! What a dork!!!!!!!!!!

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

    LMAO!!!!!!!!

  • jjyank

    Man you couldn’t write out a script to make the Rays look worse overall right now.

  • Nice Scheister

    Teix would have scored.

    • Get Phelps Up

      ike davis would have scored.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I can’t wait for October 1st, when I’ll never have to see that “Drive By” commercial again.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    For those of you who dislike or doubt Nunez’s abilities you can see that he brings quite an amount of energy to this team. If you plAY him frequently he will contribute much more than the Geritol squad, i.e. Jones, Ibanez and others.

    • jjyank

      The only ability anyone really doubts is his fielding. I think he all like the rest of his game.

      • Mike N

        His fielding has been truly horrible. Didn’t he have more than one multi-error game near the beginning of the season?

        • jjyank

          Yeah. The only reason he was sent down was because of his glove, the Yankees clearly wanted him in the bigs.

    • Brian S.

      He has ten steals in less than 30 games played this year.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I don’t think anyone’s ever doubted Nunez’s bat, it’s just a question of whether he creates more runs than his putrid defense gives away.

      His baserunning seems improved from last year, which certainly helps the case for getting him regular ABs.

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

      I like Nunez, don’t get me wrong, but am I the only one who feels he’s played a little over his head offensively early this season and for the last couple days. I feel like he can be “found out” if he gets regular ABs over a couple months.

      • RetroRob

        I think if he played reguarly he’d be a .280/.330/.420 type of hitter, with 40+ steals. Certainly solid numbers for a SS. Unfortunately he’d also make 40+ errors.

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

          Those would be great numbers for a 2,7,8 or 9 hitter, maybe even leadoff against some LHP…I just wish he could figure out how to wait till he has the ball to throw and throw a decent ball to first on a regular basis.

          • jjyank

            He’s got the arm strength…hopefully something clicks and he works like mad on it all off season.

        • Nice Scheister

          He should be able to play a cleaner 2B, no? Clearly he doesn’t have the power of Cano but he could be a decent in house replacement if Robbie prices himself off the 2014 roster. He certainly has some skill sets that’s translates into success, especially if they could limit his brick-handedness. That’s way in the future but with Jeter playing like he’s 28 not 38, it makes one wonder if they would consider re-exploring Nunez as a ultra-utility player. I’ll stop now since I’m looking to far into the future for a game thread.

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

    They have a girl in the booth for the Daily News fifth, I didn’t realize there where girl beat writers for the Yankees and Daily News. She sounds so nervous though…she’s begging for a quick inning.

  • jjyank

    Hirokruisin’

  • Mike N

    Holy shit! How did Cano make that out????

    • Brian S.

      He’s good at defense. Even though he’s lazy.

  • jjyank

    How many second basemen in all of baseball have the arm and the “throw across the body” ability to get that out after the bobble?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Great job by Kuroda getting the quick inning.

  • Nice Scheister

    BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Where’s your Fuld cape now, bitches?!

  • Pat D

    Christ, now Tampa gets a big kickoff return.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’m hoping we get to see Melky 2.0 in this one.

    • jjyank

      That’d be fun. I forgot he was even with the big club.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Free C-Dick.

    • Nice Scheister

      Absolutely!! Put C-Dick in! He’d shoot one up the middle!

  • RetroRob

    The legend of Sam Fuld goes back on the DL again.

  • Kosmo

    Andruw Del Boca Vista just called.

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

    I haven’t been paying attention to it, what’s Kuroda’s pitch count? I mean he struck out a lot of people early in the game and was in the mid 30s in the second and haven’t payed attention to it since.

    • Nice Scheister

      The last inning was real quick, I’m sure that helps. Wasn’t he around 65ish?

      • Nice Scheister

        Make that 68, I was close without checking.

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

        Cool, if he can get us through 7 or 8 and we put up another couple of runs I’d love to see Warren in the game.

        • Nice Scheister

          It would be nice to break this open for a stress free win and see some of the cal-ups, for sure! We could all use a rout.

    • Mike N

      68 pitches through five innings.

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

    Pat D lemme get a Giants update!!

    • Joe

      27-13 Bucs.

  • hornblower

    Boy, have the Rays overused Matt Moore. He has the best arm in the game but at 23 there is no way he should be pitching this many innings. Remember that when someone says Strasberg etc. should be pushing 200 innings.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Oh boy.

    Walk and infield hit. And now we sweat.

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

    Damnit Hirok! Settle down!!

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

    Damnit…if you’re a Yankee fan get out of the way!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    That guy should be thrown from the stadium, by his fellow attendees.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Need to catch that Sam.

    And somebody needs to punch the guy with the Swish jersey in the face.

  • Effthisnoise

    You have to catch that, 3 run bomb next

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tex gets that.

    • jjyank

      So might Pearce, if he didn’t have that dude in the Swisher jersey to compete with.

  • jjyank

    Fuck Kuroda, don’t make this interesting.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    god dammit

    Never easy with this team.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Fricken’ Rays.

    It’s impossible to have an easy game against them.

  • Effthisnoise

    Stop with the nibble, he ain’t biting!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Never easy man…never easy.

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

      The saying of the 2012 NYY.

  • captain kiwi

    oh shit.

  • Pat D

    27-13 Tampa with 6 minutes left in the 3rd.

  • jjyank

    Fuuuuuuck

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Motherfucker.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Un-fucking real.

  • Nice Scheister

    C’MON! Stess free please! My heart can’t take this shit!

  • Chilango

    Fuck.

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

    Fuck!

  • Effthisnoise

    And here comes all the breaks

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Walks, crappy bounces, crappy fans…

    It’s always trying watching this team, especially against the Rays.

  • Nice Scheister

    FUCK ME IN THE GOAT ASS!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Kuroda with 2 2strike walks this inning.

    Can’t do that with this lead man.

  • rconn23

    Joe has to get him out of there.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Jerry Meals wanted to call that fair.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    At this point, there’s no choice but to accept that.

  • jjyank

    Whatever. I’ll take it.

  • Joe

    Oh, this is what you guys warned me about.

  • captain kiwi

    fuck you bj

    • jjyank

      File this under “things I don’t normally say”.

  • Nice Scheister

    This inning should be over. The baseball gods are not smiling upon the Yankees.

  • Mike N

    PHEW!

  • Fuck

    Ok Offense put a few more up on the board now!

  • jjyank

    Man. Started out as such a dominant start, too.

    • CountryClub

      First walk looked like strike 3. Then an infield hit. Then a dropped foul pop/fan F up leads to another walk. Then a hit on a bad hop double play ball.

      I know you’re not blaming Kuroda, just pointing out how shitty that inning was.

  • Effthisnoise

    Let’s get some back

  • ArchStanton

    Well, they survived the Murphy’s Law inning.

  • Chilango

    Two run lead but they’re into our pen now.

    • ArchStanton

      I would bring him back out, I think he has another inning in the tank.

      • Chilango

        Agree. But he’s at 100 pitches and Joe’s binder says take him out.

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

    Ok, we still have the lead…but let’s put some more runs on the board.

  • Pat D

    Eli tries his hardest to throw another pick on a 3rd down from the 20. Giants settle for field goal. 27-16 Bucs, less than a minute in the 3rd.

  • Nice Scheister

    Jeter will enjoy tomorrow off, most players wouldn’t even be playing but Jeter is THE MAN! Similiar to Ike Davis.

  • Chilango

    Fucking Swisher, what is he doing batting 2d.

  • Joe

    That view from the batters box sucked.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Thats in the same place as ball 4 to Lobaton.

  • captain kiwi

    how the hell was that strike 3 on alex?

  • dkidd

    wade davis reliever >>>>> wade davis starter

  • jjyank

    Boonetang.

    And hey, Phelps got up. That should make one commenter very happy.

  • Pat D

    Martellus Bennett is fucking infuriating.

  • Get Phelps Up

    C-Dick gets that.

  • JMK

    I feel like Granderson usually misreads the ball off the bat. Is that just me?

    • Joe

      We should move Grandy to LF and Gardy to CF next season.

      Or am I in the minority?

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

        Not at all. A lot of people here feel that Granderson isn’t the greatest CF’er, I personally think if he wasn’t as athletic/fast as he is, he would be generally considered a BAD centerfielder by everybody.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        I think the majority opinion is that Granderson should not be playing CF next season. Seems the only question is should he be moved to another position or another team.

  • ArchStanton

    This match-up makes me a tad nervous.

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

    I’d rather Phelps pitch very carefully to Pena and go after Jennings, personally.

    • jjyank

      Looks like that’s what he’s doing.

  • Pat D

    The Giants offense can’t do shit inside the red zone, as usual.

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

      Slightly bitter, no? I mean they did when the Super Bowl not even a year ago…

      • Pat D

        Well they tend to suck in the red zone traditionally. I mean, I’m going all the way back to the 1990 NFC Championship game.

    • Pat D

      27-19 Tampa.

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

        I know I’m asking a lot, but would it be unreasonable to ask our Defense to make a stop and our offense to score a touchdown?

        • Pat D

          The defense held them to a field goal after a big kick return, then got an INT that the offense could only turn into a FG, and then they got another stop.

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

            I just really want to make sure that we’re within striking distance w/ 4:00 minutes to go (usually when the offense clicks and plays their best.)

        • Joe

          Spoiled Giants fan!

          Last time my team won a Super Bowl, I was in diapers.

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

              Sorry for judging!

              I wonder if I would feel similarly if Dallas won.

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

                It was more than just winning though…it was such a great game, against probably the greatest team of all time.

  • Mike N

    C’mon, Phelps!!

  • Mike N

    YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    PHELPSY!!!

  • Joe

    BIG K Phelps!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Love ya, David.

  • captain kiwi

    NASTY pitch

  • jjyank

    Beautiful, Phelps. Good game plan there. Pitch around Pena, either walk him or make him swing at something out of the zone. Get Jennings. Bravo.

  • RetroRob

    The only thing that makes me happy to hear Michael Kay’s voice is driving around in my car being forced to listen to John Sterling. Even worse when the Yankees are giving up runs. It’s simply impossible to tell half the time by how he makes a call if a ball is going to be a simply caught ball for an out or is going to fly over the head of the OFer.

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

      I have had to deal with him for anywhere from 7-9 innings for every game this season except for Sunday night games and the two west coast trips.

      • jjyank

        And I think you’re just such a trooper for it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Huge out?
    Huge out.

  • jjyank

    On that TBA Closer graphic…holy crap, Chapman has 119 strikeouts on the season? That’s more than some starters. Crazy. For reference, D-Rob had 100 last year.

    • jjyank

      *TBS

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Mo had 130 in 1996.

      • jjyank

        But that’s a first ballot fall of famer we’re comparing him too. 119 is damn impressive for a short reliever, and he’s still got a couple of weeks to add to that.

  • CountryClub

    Phelps to the pen is a great side benefit of getting Pettitte back. Another pitcher that can get lefties and righties out.

    • jjyank

      And one capable of getting more than 1-3 outs.

  • RetroRob

    Raul Ibanez’s knocks Wade Davis out before he gets to the plate. May be his biggest accomplisment in weeks.

    • RetroRob

      Now pinch hit for Ibanez before he gets to the plate.

  • Tom

    So will Girardi PH again or will he leave Ibanez in to face a lefty?

    • RetroRob

      …sadly, no.

    • jjyank

      Ugh. I’m usually a big supporter of Girardi. I don’t think he’s a great manager, but I think he largely does a good job. But for the life of me I cannot understand why Ibanez is facing a lefty in the later innings of a game that does not feature a 5+ run lead.

      • RetroRob

        …especially with September expansions. Then again, who was available off the bench? I hadn’t considered that part.

        • Get Phelps Up

          PH McGehee for Ibanez, Dickerson in LF.

        • jjyank

          McGehee could hit and be replaced by Dickerson in the field, right? Who’s dog did McGehee kill anyway?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          The only Yankee who has hit worse than Ibanez against LHP this year is Chavez. Any of McGehee, Nix, Ichiro, Dickerson, Cervelli, or even Chris Stewart would probably be an upgrade.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Sure. Leave Ibanez in to face a lefty. Don’t want to lose his glove in the OF.

  • Chilango

    Why didn’t the PH for Ibañez?

    • jjyank

      I don’t think anyone here can answer that question. We’re all pretty confused.

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

      Cause we’re winning duh. No need to pinch hit when we have the lead.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Apparently Girardi is impressed by a 173/218/231 batting line.

  • Mick taylor

    Swisher cannot hit in pressure filled games. Giver Dickerson a chance. As I said on sept 1, swisher will not hit 200 the rest of the season.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’d rather they give Dickerson a chance.

    • The Angry Troll

      What IS his average since 9/1/12 by the way?

      • forensic

        .132/.233/.189 in September (not including today’s 0-fer)

    • Joe

      Last night I was trolled hard for saying we should give C-Dick a chance in RF if Swisher doesn’t re-sign.

      That was on Pinstriped Bible though.

      • jjyank

        Maybe if he get a righty to spell him against lefties. I prefer a Justin Upton trade if Swisher walks.

  • ArchStanton

    Ummm…. strike three?

  • The Angry Troll

    I sense a lead-off walk

    • The Angry Troll

      Thankfully, I was wrong.

  • jjyank

    *sigh*

    Would have been real nice to give D-Rob/Soriano an extra day off.

  • Pat D

    Flipping back to the Yankees game and I miss Cruz catching an 80 yard TD. 2 pt conversion good. Tie game with 6:40 to go.

    • Joe

      That blitz burned the Bucs and Barber couldn’t handle Cruz’s speed there.

    • RetroRob

      This flipping back and forth between games isn’t working for you today…unless both teams win!

      • Pat D

        Indeed.

        • RetroRob

          Unfortunately now that they’re in the 4th quarter, I’m not flipping back and forth.

          • RetroRob

            *now*

  • Mike N

    Nunez looked like he knew what he was doing there!

  • Joe

    WHERE’S MY PIZZA?!

    I need this pizza before the end of the Yankees game.

    • jjyank

      What toppings did you order?

      • Joe

        Cheese pie.

        • jjyank

          Just cheese? Boring. Next time get bacon and onion. Best pizza ever.

          • Joe

            That sounds gross. I have this pie all to myself. Going to eat it now.

            • jjyank

              Gross? Please, try it and get back to me. Thin crust, if possible.

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

                I’ve had it, and it’s tasty, I still prefer my pie though.

              • Joe

                Will do jjyank!

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

            Nah, best pie ever is pepperoni and onions, thin crust, extra crispy.

            • jjyank

              Agreed on thin crust. I like pepperoni, but bacon is just the best food on this planet.

              Also a big fan of BBQ chicken pizzas.

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

                you’d love eating as an employee at the place I used to work. The Pizza guy/manager would make specialty pies for the crew every Friday. One of them was grilled chicken breast in bbq sauce with peppers, red oinions, bacon, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese.

                • jjyank

                  That….sounds like heaven.

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

                    Another one of my favorites was the chicken fingers and french fry pie, w/ our home made honey mustard as sauce. I don’t even like honey mustard, but this thing was heavenly. My absolute favorite though was our buffalo wing slice.

                    • jjyank

                      That sounds amazing too. I absolutely love honey mustard sauce.

    • RetroRob

      Is this a Papa John’s promo, or is it Dominos?

      • Joe

        Not a chain. I’m not gross.

        • RetroRob

          One of the chains had a promo going depending on the Yankees score from the day prior’s game. I thought maybe you were referencing that.

  • jjyank

    Nice D-Rob. We’ve missed that pitch.

  • Chilango

    DRob rediscovers his curve.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Per gameday Joyce got tossed there.

    • jjyank

      Yup. Arguing balls and strikes, apparently. Seemed like a real quick toss, lot’s of players have a couple words for the umpire in situations like that. He must have said something pretty mean.

      • RetroRob

        Umpires really need to take into account the game situation and the season situation. Throwing players out in tight races and games should rarely happen.

        • jjyank

          Yeah, he didn’t get in the ump’s face or anything. Usually the whole balls and strikes thing applies more to the bench.

      • RkyMtnYank

        He deserved to be tossed. He said “That’s fucking terrible” way too many times.

        • jjyank

          Are you on the YES feed? I have TBS and I couldn’t hear anything he said.

          • RkyMtnYank

            I’m watching TBS, the camera was on him the whole time. You don’t even need to be a lip reader to see exactly what happened.

            • jjyank

              I wasn’t watching closely enough to lip read.

              • RkyMtnYank

                Didn’t really have to watch that closely, it was totally obvious what he said no less than 4 times before they cut away.

                • RkyMtnYank

                  I rewound the DVR to verify a couple times. :)

                  • jjyank

                    Fancy. I don’t have a DVR. I probably was typing something here after the K, rather than watching Joyce.

        • RetroRob

          Still don’t think he should have been tossed.

          BTW Where was his manager? Should have been out of the dugout faster than Usain Bolt.

          • jjyank

            Maddon already got tossed. Bench coach probably didn’t want to risk the same fate.

  • dkidd

    d-rob dealing, giants storming back to tie

    life is good (for the moment)

    • Joe

      Nicks hurt on the right ankle.

      /moment over.

      • dkidd

        never say life is good

        you’re just asking for trouble

  • Tom

    What in the world was Joyce arguing about? That wasn’t even a marginal strike (it had plenty of the plate)

    I guess with the shadow he didn’t track it?

    • RkyMtnYank

      With the way he was arguing you’d think he tracked it all the way, but obviously not.

  • Chilango

    Granderson goes the other way? wow. tack on let’s go.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Great catch by Bennett.

  • RetroRob

    Nice throw TD by Eli, and nice curves by D-Rob. Giants now leading.

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

    Fuck yeah, never count the Giants out :)

    Looking at some of the stats: if not for Eli’s terrible play in the first half, I firmly believe this would’ve been a rout in favor of the Giants.

    • jjyank

      EEEELLLIIIIIIII

      I should tell you the story of the 2007-2008 Super Bowl Game. That was an epic night for me as a Giants fan. Might need to save that one for the open thread though.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      That lead didn’t last long.

  • Pat D

    Wow. Freeman throws a bomb to tie the game at the 2-minute warning.

  • Tom

    MFIKY better get the low strike that Badenhop got to Nunez.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    I don’t think Kuroda is injured the way he pitched today. However I do think that he has been sputtering the last few starts around the 6th inning. This may be a sign of fatigue. Sabbathia on the other hand is either injured or has arm fatigue or simply the number of innings of his career have finally caught up to him. In either case it is not good.

  • Mike N

    MFIKY!

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

    Yeah MFIKY!! Two more outs and I can switch over to the Giant game!!

  • Mike N

    That was so textbook how they played Upton there. Very nice.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Shitty defense is shitty.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ charge that ball A-Rod damn.

  • Chilango

    Meals didn’t call him out? WTF

    • Tom

      He only ends the games with shitty calls. With 1 out it’s too early for him to put the game away

  • Karl Krawfid

    Thank you!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Untuck.

    Go A’s.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Boo YA

  • Mike N

    FABULOSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Nice win.

    Now, go A’s!

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

    UNTUCK!

  • jjyank

    Un. Tuck.

    Could have been a prettier win, but a win is a win is a win.

    GO ATHLETICS!

  • Tom

    Nice! Good bounce back by MFIKY after the error.

    This game almost had flukish crap win by TB written all over it.

    • RetroRob

      For some reason, even when the had the bases loaded, I was never worried. Yet, it was annoying close considering it was heading to a blowout at one point.

  • Pat D

    This has been a wild ass game at Giants Stadium.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    So I guess the Yankees didn’t get swept.

  • Joe

    UNTUCK.

    Go Cowboys!

    Go A’s!

    Had a fun time in my first game thread guys! Thanks!

    • RetroRob

      Game threads are always fun when they’re winning.

      It gets dark when they’re not!

    • jjyank

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      Though I can’t agree regarding the Cowboys.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Reddick puts the A’s up 2-0!

    • RetroRob

      +2. He’s also on my fantasy team.

    • jjyank

      Awesome.

  • captain kiwi

    i’ll take that w. also, saints 0-2 to start the season. an a’s win and a giants win will make this a very good day indeed.

  • Pat D

    This is still not over. This is fucking ridiculous.

    • Pat D

      Oh, they’ve gotta call that incomplete.

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

        I was just about to ask 1. if you were still around 2. if it was complete but HUGE PICK GAME WON!!!

      • RetroRob

        Yeah, I thought it was complete, but then I saw the replay it was totally an incomplete. The official saw it that way, too.

        Giants win.

  • dkidd

    giants game is bonkers

  • Pat D

    Sigh. What a game that just wanted to make me kill myself several times overall.

    • RetroRob

      …Giants or the Yankees? : -)

      • Pat D

        Giants.

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

      Like I said earlier, I’m looking at the team stats, and if it weren’t for Eli’s 1st half picks this should’ve been a rout in favor of the G-Men
      First downs Gmen 31 Tampa 14
      Total Yards: 604 to 307
      Passing Yards: 510 to 228
      Rushing: 94 to 79
      Time of Pos: 33:29 to 26:31

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    So, the people of Tampa Bay are having a pretty bad day today, huh?

    Also, lol Patriots.

    • FIPster Doofus

      The people of Tampa Bay don’t care about their sports teams, so I’m sure they’re doing OK.