Sep
16

Game 146: Win and relax

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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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506 Comments»

  1. 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.

  2. EDDARD says:

    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.

  3. Joe says:

    My first RAB game thread!

  4. Mike N says:

    Really want to win today!

  5. Pat D says:

    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.

  6. Mike N says:

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

  7. Pat D says:

    Well the Giants’ defense is already pissing me off.

  8. Chilango says:

    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…

  9. Mike N says:

    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?

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

  11. Mike N says:

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

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

  13. Pat D says:

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

  14. Pat D says:

    God dammit, Bennett.

  15. Mike N says:

    Awesome!!!!

  16. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  17. flamingo says:

    HIROK.

  18. jjyank says:

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

  19. nsalem says:

    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?

  20. jjyank says:

    From Andruw, I’ll take that.

  21. Pat D says:

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

  22. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

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

  24. Chilango says:

    Just got under it. shit

  25. jjyank says:

    Fuck you for showing that Tex replay, TBS.

  26. Pat D says:

    Tampa with a touchdown.

  27. jjyank says:

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

  28. captain kiwi says:

    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

  29. jjyank says:

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

  30. Pat D says:

    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.

  31. Get Phelps Up says:

    He didn’t even lose his helmet.

  32. Joe says:

    This is why nix should never play.

  33. jjyank says:

    RISP. Hits. I love you Derek.

  34. Mike N says:

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

  35. Those small-balling Yankees.

  36. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Captain Amazing keeps getting it done.

  37. nsalem says:

    MVP type season

  38. captain kiwi says:

    CAPTAIN

  39. ArchStanton says:

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

  40. Pat D says:

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

  41. Get Phelps Up says:

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

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

  43. Joe says:

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

  44. Anthony says:

    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.

  45. Chilango says:

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

  46. Effthisnoise says:

    Like the bunt, swish would have been unproductive

  47. EDDARD says:

    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.

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

  49. Pat D says:

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

  50. Nice Scheister says:

    I like the bunt. C’mon A-Rod!

  51. RetroRob says:

    Another game, another mistake in the field by Upton.

    Do.not.want.

  52. jjyank says:

    Yes! Small ball FTW!

  53. ArchStanton says:

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

  54. Effthisnoise says:

    A rod

  55. Mike N says:

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

  56. Joe says:

    Arod found clutch while on the dl.

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

    ………overrated…slow….Centaur……

    /stuart a’d

  58. Just not Eli’s day so far, is it?

    Two picks. Giants need to get their act together.

  59. Nice Scheister says:

    A-Rod = CLUTCH!!

  60. Mike N says:

    Please be taking.

  61. Effthisnoise says:

    Love the running game

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

  63. Get Phelps Up says:

    A-Rod is such a great baserunner.

  64. Mike N says:

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

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

  65. Jack says:

    Wow, those extra two legs really do help.

  66. Joe says:

    Alex is a great baserunner!

  67. ArchStanton says:

    Martin might want to think about swinging at strikes.

  68. nsalem says:

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

  69. Anthony says:

    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.

  70. Effthisnoise says:

    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.

  71. nsalem says:

    He’s aiming

  72. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Russ!!!!

  73. Mike N says:

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

  74. jjyank says:

    Martin!

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

  75. Effthisnoise says:

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

  76. DC says:

    SAM PEARCE!!

  77. Get Phelps Up says:

    Russell!!!

  78. Anthony says:

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

  79. jjyank says:

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

  80. Chilango says:

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

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

  82. jay says:

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

  83. Mike N says:

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

  84. Get Phelps Up says:

    Stupid warning. How the fuck was that intentional??

  85. jjyank says:

    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 says:

      He wants to fire his team up.

      • jjyank says:

        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 says:

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

        • RetroRob says:

          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!

  86. oldmanalex says:

    that punk maddon neads to gtf off the field.

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

  88. bring buck back says:

    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.

  89. Anthony says:

    Wait, why was Maddon ejected??

    • jjyank says:

      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.

  90. jjyank says:

    Hahahaha this inning is just so AWESOME!!

  91. RetroRob says:

    I think he was trying to hit Granderson again!

  92. Effthisnoise says:

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

  93. jjyank says:

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

  94. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  95. Get Phelps Up says:

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

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

  96. Joe says:

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

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

  98. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Moore threw 45 pitches that inning.

  99. captain kiwi says:

    oh yikes.

  100. Get Phelps Up says:

    Ike Davis strikes out on a pitch in the dirt.

  101. Effthisnoise says:

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

  102. RetroRob says:

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

  103. jay says:

    Safe to say Victor Cruz has put Week 1 behind him

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

  105. Reggie C. says:

    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 says:

      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.

  106. Nice Scheister says:

    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.

  107. CountryClub says:

    It sure seems like the Yanks never get Zobrist out.

  108. 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.

  109. RetroRob says:

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

  110. Anthony says:

    that Nunez guy… now he’s a ball player

  111. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  112. Nice Scheister says:

    Nice SOLID single Eduardo!

  113. jjyank says:

    Nunez with the wheels!

  114. Ethan says:

    Steal home Nunie!

  115. Effthisnoise says:

    Yanks are attacking today. Love it

  116. oldmanalex says:

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

    • Joe says:

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

      • RetroRob says:

        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.

  117. Effthisnoise says:

    Swish needs a week off

  118. Chilango says:

    Fucking Swisher, should have had him bunting again.

  119. Nice Scheister says:

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

  120. jjyank says:

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

  121. Anthony says:

    So close!!!

  122. Mike N says:

    Loud sac fly!

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

  124. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  125. Get Phelps Up says:

    Almost. I’ll take the sac fly though.

  126. Effthisnoise says:

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

  127. Mike N says:

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

  128. jjyank says:

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

  129. Nice Scheister says:

    Teix would have scored.

  130. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  131. Jose M. Vazquez says:

    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 says:

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

    • Brian S. says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

    • 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 says:

        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.

        • 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.

        • Nice Scheister says:

          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.

  132. 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.

  133. jjyank says:

    Hirokruisin’

  134. Mike N says:

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

  135. jjyank says:

    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?

  136. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Great job by Kuroda getting the quick inning.

  137. Nice Scheister says:

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

  138. Pat D says:

    Christ, now Tampa gets a big kickoff return.

  139. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  140. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Free C-Dick.

  141. RetroRob says:

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

  142. Kosmo says:

    Andruw Del Boca Vista just called.

  143. 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.

  144. hornblower says:

    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.

  145. Oh boy.

    Walk and infield hit. And now we sweat.

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

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

  148. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Need to catch that Sam.

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

  149. Effthisnoise says:

    You have to catch that, 3 run bomb next

  150. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tex gets that.

  151. jjyank says:

    Fuck Kuroda, don’t make this interesting.

  152. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    god dammit

    Never easy with this team.

  153. Fricken’ Rays.

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

  154. Effthisnoise says:

    Stop with the nibble, he ain’t biting!

  155. Karl Krawfid says:

    Never easy man…never easy.

  156. captain kiwi says:

    oh shit.

  157. Pat D says:

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

  158. jjyank says:

    Fuuuuuuck

  159. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Un-fucking real.

  160. Nice Scheister says:

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

  161. Effthisnoise says:

    And here comes all the breaks

  162. Walks, crappy bounces, crappy fans…

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

  163. Nice Scheister says:

    FUCK ME IN THE GOAT ASS!!!

  164. Karl Krawfid says:

    Kuroda with 2 2strike walks this inning.

    Can’t do that with this lead man.

  165. rconn23 says:

    Joe has to get him out of there.

  166. Get Phelps Up says:

    Jerry Meals wanted to call that fair.

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

  168. jjyank says:

    Whatever. I’ll take it.

  169. Joe says:

    Oh, this is what you guys warned me about.

  170. captain kiwi says:

    fuck you bj

  171. Nice Scheister says:

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

  172. Fuck says:

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

  173. jjyank says:

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

    • CountryClub says:

      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.

  174. Effthisnoise says:

    Let’s get some back

  175. ArchStanton says:

    Well, they survived the Murphy’s Law inning.

  176. Chilango says:

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

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

  178. Pat D says:

    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.

  179. Nice Scheister says:

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

  180. Chilango says:

    Fucking Swisher, what is he doing batting 2d.

  181. Joe says:

    That view from the batters box sucked.

  182. Get Phelps Up says:

    Thats in the same place as ball 4 to Lobaton.

  183. captain kiwi says:

    how the hell was that strike 3 on alex?

  184. dkidd says:

    wade davis reliever >>>>> wade davis starter

  185. jjyank says:

    Boonetang.

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

  186. Pat D says:

    Martellus Bennett is fucking infuriating.

  187. Get Phelps Up says:

    C-Dick gets that.

  188. JMK says:

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

  189. ArchStanton says:

    This match-up makes me a tad nervous.

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

  191. Pat D says:

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

  192. Mike N says:

    C’mon, Phelps!!

  193. Mike N says:

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

  194. Joe says:

    BIG K Phelps!

  195. Get Phelps Up says:

    Love ya, David.

  196. captain kiwi says:

    NASTY pitch

  197. jjyank says:

    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.

  198. RetroRob says:

    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.

  199. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Huge out?
    Huge out.

  200. jjyank says:

    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.

  201. CountryClub says:

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

  202. RetroRob says:

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

  203. Tom says:

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

  204. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  205. Chilango says:

    Why didn’t the PH for IbaƱez?

  206. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  207. Mick taylor says:

    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.

  208. ArchStanton says:

    Ummm…. strike three?

  209. The Angry Troll says:

    I sense a lead-off walk

  210. jjyank says:

    *sigh*

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

  211. Pat D says:

    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.

  212. Mike N says:

    Nunez looked like he knew what he was doing there!

  213. Joe says:

    WHERE’S MY PIZZA?!

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

  214. jjyank says:

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

  215. Chilango says:

    DRob rediscovers his curve.

  216. Get Phelps Up says:

    Per gameday Joyce got tossed there.

  217. dkidd says:

    d-rob dealing, giants storming back to tie

    life is good (for the moment)

  218. Tom says:

    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?

  219. Chilango says:

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

  220. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Great catch by Bennett.

  221. RetroRob says:

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

  222. 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.

  223. Pat D says:

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

  224. Tom says:

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

  225. Jose M. Vazquez says:

    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.

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

  227. Mike N says:

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

  228. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Shitty defense is shitty.

  229. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ charge that ball A-Rod damn.

  230. Chilango says:

    Meals didn’t call him out? WTF

  231. Karl Krawfid says:

    Thank you!

  232. Get Phelps Up says:

    Untuck.

    Go A’s.

  233. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Boo YA

  234. Mike N says:

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

  235. RetroRob says:

    Nice win.

    Now, go A’s!

  236. jjyank says:

    Un. Tuck.

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

    GO ATHLETICS!

  237. Tom says:

    Nice! Good bounce back by MFIKY after the error.

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  238. Pat D says:

    This has been a wild ass game at Giants Stadium.

  239. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    So I guess the Yankees didn’t get swept.

  240. Joe says:

    UNTUCK.

    Go Cowboys!

    Go A’s!

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

  241. Get Phelps Up says:

    Reddick puts the A’s up 2-0!

  242. captain kiwi says:

    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.

  243. Pat D says:

    This is still not over. This is fucking ridiculous.

  244. dkidd says:

    giants game is bonkers

  245. Pat D says:

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

  246. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

    Also, lol Patriots.

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