Game 149: For The Sweep

Teixeira will head to Instructional League for rehab on Monday
Game 149 Spillover Thread
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It’s been a long time since the Yankees last swept a three-game series, which is something they have a chance to do tonight. You have to go all the way back to the second series after the All-Star break, which coincidentally came against the Blue Jays in Yankee Stadium. Hooray for history repeating itself. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
DH Alex Rodriguez
Russell Martin
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Casey McGehee
LF Ichiro Suzuki
3B Jayson Nix

RHP Phil Hughes

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

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Teixeira will head to Instructional League for rehab on Monday
Game 149 Spillover Thread
  • VT Yankee Fan

    Time to change the magic number from Pinella to Arod, even to Boggs if we’re lucky.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Orioles aren’t playing today, so Boggs will have to wait until tomorrow.

      • VT Yankee Fan

        Doh!

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Mike accidentally posted the Recap thread just now, but removed it before I could post my comment:

    “Sweet win. I especially enjoyed the part when A-rod mouthed “That one was for you, stuart a” after hitting the game-winning grand slam in the 9th.”

    • VT Yankee Fan

      I can’t wait for the post-game parade. Ike Davis will be the grand marshal.

    • jjyank

      Hahaha. We should send A-Rod fake fan mail signed by stuart.

      dear arod….

      you suck…what a joke….why are you all punch and judy….

      youve been ok since the dl…..i guess….great..lets throw you a parade….and a raise…

      ….
      …..

      love……stuart a

      • Nice Scheister

        …..ike davis…..rbis…..

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      So how did Hughes pitch?

      • Nice Scheister

        From what I saw, I’m my cyrstal ball, Hughes went six strong, two earned runs (three allowed, one on a Nick Swisher throwing error). Yanks bats comes alive in the 4th as Ichrio led off with a double, stole third and scored when they threw the ball away. Then Jeter blooped one after Nix grounded out to the SS, Swisher walked and A-Rod hit a three run BOMB after Cano struck out on the same pitch three times in a row, all in the dirt. In the fifth Grandy hit a two run bomb after a Martin walk, on five pitches. A 5-3 Yankees win with Lowe and Robertson filling in the pitching gap after Hughes tips his cap for a job well done.

        • Nice Scheister

          *in my crystal ball, I love the iPads predictive text

  • jjyank

    Today was a good day. Anyone know the feeling when they have a nice, easy day at work that leads to closing up a bit earlier than usual? And then because of that, your train pulls into the metro (or subway, for you NY folk) JUST as you walk down the stairs. Ah the little things in life. A Yankee win would push it over the top :)

    • jjyank

      Also the game is on MLBN, so not MLB.TV delay for me today. That’s nice as well, since you all can’t spoil plays for me!

      • vicki

        we all have finite luck; don’t piss it away on transportation else you’ll never win at blackjack. or bang a supermodel.

  • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

    A Casey McGehee sighting two days in a row?! Someone musta forgot to lock him back in whatever closet he’s been stuck in since he was traded.

  • jjyank

    John Smoltz is saying all sorts of positive things about the Yankees right now…somebody throw water on me or something, I am surely dreaming.

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

    I brought this up this morning, but I figure I can get a better reaction here for how people feel about it, When I was watching MLBN last night to keep updated with the O’s/M’s game they where showing Highlights of the Dodgers Nationals game, a game that was ultimately decided by one run in favor of the Dodgers. One of the runs the Dodgers scored was on a play where the third baseman tagged a runner coming at third before Kemp crossed home plate(With 2 outs). The Dodgers were awarded the run after the Umpires got together and realized that none of them were paying any attention to when Kemp crossed home, however if the MLB would allow instant replay on scoring plays there was a perfect angle from home plate up the third base line that clearly showed the out made with Kemp still about 10 feet from the plate. I’m sorry but that is down right inexcusable to allow that run to score when everybody but the 4 umpires knew that it shouldn’t.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Just more evidence that MLB needs more replay and umps are dumb.

    • jjyank

      I didn’t see that myself, but I see absolutely no reason to not have instant replay for any play, except perhaps balls and strikes. Though I wouldn’t be against that per se either, just the one area I am filling to concede something.

      Umpires are even in favor of it from what I have read. Hell, put a 5th umpire up in the booth and he can make a call down to the crew chief in events like that in order to speed up the replay process.

    • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

      But…but…there’s no appettite for instant replay! Selig said so!

      Seriously though, it’s terrible. I find it hard to believe with all the TV angles, wifi and increasingly smaller tablets that they can’t find a way to stream a video feed to the umps on the field in less than 5 minutes to get the call right. Hell, even a hockey-like war room would work.

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

        Haha, I love the handle, but you’re posting in a way that clearly state’s I’ve been here before. Did you used to post under another handle?

        • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

          Haha thank you sir. The handle’s pretty much my only literary bright spot. I don’t think I’ve used a different handle. I’m usually at work when I post so they’re not too frequent, but I tend to read the comments so I probably stole someone else’s style.

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

            Not saying you’re biting anybody’s style, just that your posts come across in an aloof yet assertive style, with some sarcasm. I totally approve.

            • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

              Thanks! I’ll try to keep it up.

      • Get Phelps Up

        They need to have a 5th “replay” umpire in the press box and whenever there’s a questionable call on the field, the crew chief can radio up to him and get confirmation weather the call was right or wrong. Simple as that.

        • jjyank

          Yep, that was my suggestion I made above too. Adds more jobs for umps (so the union should back it strongly) and speeds up the replay review process.

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

          Seriously, all you have to do is give him the feed from all the cameras in the ball park into his booth and if he needs to access a replay he just picks that screen and rewinds it.

        • Nice Scheister

          I agree.

  • The Real Greg

    Aw crap, Edwin Encarnacion’s playing

  • The Real Greg

    94 mph! I have not seen that from Hughes in awhile

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    here’s hoping hughes keeps pitching like a #3.

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

    Aaron Loofe looks like he’s about 15 in his thumbnail picture.

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

      Laffey*

    • VT Yankee Fan

      The loofah keeps the skin looking young.

    • jjyank

      Freudian slip. You meant to say Plouffe.

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

        The Plouffinator is dead. =P

        • jjyank

          Never. Unless you get a handle that I like referring to you as. But as long as you’ve got this one, you’re still either Plouffe, Plouffy, Plouffinator, Plouffster, Plouffmeister, Ploufferz, or Plouffers.

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

            What if I just used my name? I was actually thinking about that today, if I disconnected my blog, changed my name to just my name and continued posting like I always did. The only person that would really know is Mike, because he can check accounts, I wondered how long it would take for you guys to realize. I would think You, Havok, and R-Tils would be the first to realize it.

            • jjyank

              Like your real name? Just first name, or first and last? Of course we’d be the first to realize it, we’r the only 3 that know your name :P

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

                just my first. The last name on Facebook isn’t even my proper surname. I changed it freshman year of college after an older friend got turned down for a job because the potential employer found his facebook by typing in his name…and there where some photos there that shouldn’t have been.

                • jjyank

                  Gotcha. And yeah, we’d figure it out. I think everyone would. First post about John and Suzyn, or taking a bus, and you’d be busted.

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

                    I thought that through, for as long as possible I’d do my best to try to abstain from either.

                    • jjyank

                      I don’t think you can abstain from John and Suzyn posts haha

                    • Havok9120

                      Sneaky, sneaky.

                      It would’ve been interesting to see how long you could pull it off.

              • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

                We would know it’s him because he’s the only one in pursuit of a FIP.

                • jjyank

                  You’re right. His FIPness would shine through his new handle.

  • CountryClub

    It’s amazing how many liners Jeter hits to right that end up getting caught.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’d rather see that than groundballs to the infield, any day.

  • jjyank

    Did…did Cano really just try to bunt?

    • The Real Greg

      He was trying to beat the shift.

      • jjyank

        I know what he was trying to do. I just don’t think I’ve ever seen him try to bunt before.

        • The Real Greg

          Sorry, I didn’t mean that to be demeaning. I was agreeing with you.

      • Tom

        With 2 out and noone on base?

        That’s got to be just about the dumbest time to try it.

        • The Real Greg

          I’m not disagreeing with you. I was just pointing out why he did it.

    • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

      I looked away for a second and thought “Hey, Nunez is tryin to bunt for hit” then Kay said Cano and now my office knows many more curse words than they did 5 minutes ago.

  • Chilango

    Robbie bunting for a base hit? Wow,

  • The Real Greg

    That ball curved a lot in the air.

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

    My favorite part of the day game yesterday: there was no scoreboard because they were the only game playing, so Suzyn spoke much less.

    and boo!!! bad stuff!!!!!!

  • jjyank

    Fuuuuck. Settle down Phil.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I’m counting that as a reason to do a shot.

      • jjyank

        Good a reason as any.

  • The Real Greg

    Phil Hughes not really good in his career against the Blue Jays.
    4-5 with a 4.66

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

    I feel like John is pronouncing Hechavarria wrong. He’s putting emphasis on and prolonging every single syllable so it sounds like he’s kind of yelling the name slowly.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      I get the impression that he thinks he is pronouncing it correctly and everyone else is saying it wrong.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I think the emphasis should be on the “Var” – EcheVARria.

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

        His is ECHE-A-VA(hold the a for a second)R-EEA

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    The Mets starting pitcher just started the game with:
    Infield single
    Bunt single
    Single (run scores)
    Single (run scores)
    Single
    Single (run scores)
    Walk (run scores)
    Reliever comes in

    Pitching line:
    0 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 ER (so far, responsible for 3 runners)

    • The Real Greg

      And then a HBP for a run

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Sorry, that’s 4 ER initially and responsible for 3 runners on, and the 5th ER was when the relieving pitcher started things off with a run scoring HBP. Awesome.

    • jjyank

      Heh, his name is Hefner. Maybe his mind was elsewhere?

      • vicki

        i saw his start with homeplate umpire guccione.

    • Get Phelps Up

      The Mets will be the Mets.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Francesa should be hilarious tomorrow.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    mets. wtf. lol.

    • your mom

      Yankees offense. WTF. LOL.

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

        Aaron Laffey is the type of pitcher they struggle against. Soft tossing lefty that throws sinkers and a change? Give me Verlander any day.

        • The Real Greg

          Yeah soft tossing lefties are the bugaboos of a lot of teams, including Texas.

          • your mom

            But I’m not just referring to today. The past few series they’ve been pitiful with RISP.

            • The Real Greg

              And have won games. So what does that tell you. 8-4 in their last 12.

              • your mom

                That tells me the pitching has been good, the offense not so much (the past 3 series).

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

            Really? I honestly don’t follow Texas close enough to know the type of pitcher they struggle against.

            • The Real Greg

              I read an article that said that

              Look up soft tossing lefty on Google its the first link.

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

                I’m not going to trust a blog-spot blog that doesn’t source anything.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          It’s also, you know, the second inning.

          Also, lol Mets.

  • The Real Greg

    Last time we faced Laffey as a starter, it took us til the 4th inning to get to him

  • vicki

    somebody needs to remind the yankees theyre facing aaron laffey.

  • frank

    Hey guys anyone got any advice for a recent political science major. With this worthless degree i can’t find a job. Why was i dumb enough to ever think this piece of crap degree is anything but toilet paper.

    • jjyank

      If you’re serious, I have plenty of advice. But this reeks of troll bait.

      • frank

        Please share. But if your going to suggest McDonalds, i tried. That told me i needed “actual skills”.

        • jjyank

          Troll bait it is. Go away.

    • The Angry Troll

      Law School.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Everyone but Granderson knows what pitch he is getting in a 2 strike count.

    • your mom

      I don’t know about Swisher.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Granderson is most vulnerable to the lefty who junkballs it and throws pitches out of the zone. He’s actually got a better chance at David Price, who features mostly fastballs.
    Balls out of the strike zone make Curtis’s eyes light up, for some reason.
    So it could be a long day against Laffey.

  • The Real Greg

    But as the booth said, just like with Adam Dunn, strikeouts dont mean as much anymore to critics.

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

      Dude…the booth is not gospel. You know who is in these booths? Micheal Kay who thinks Wins is the most important stat for a pitcher, and John Sterling who makes up things as he goes along.

      • The Real Greg

        He mentioned that he talked to a few scouts and baseball people, so he’s not coming up with this from his own head.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Which critics? I’m pretty sure most people, especially those who understand advanced stats, think strikeouts are very bad. If a certain approach means a hitter will strike out more but in exchange hit more homers, then it depends on the exact tradeoff, but that can be okay. But strikeouts themselves mean the same thing they ever did, which is something very bad.

  • Nice Scheister

    They’re making a former LOOGY look like Cliff Lee.

    • The Real Greg

      Look at what the Red Sox have done against him.

      1-0 with a 2.11 ERA in 4 starts pre and post trade.

      • jjyank

        The Red Sox suck. Who cares what they’ve done against Laffey?

      • Get Phelps Up

        You can’t help but talk about the Red Sox.

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

        The Red Sox? You mean Dustin Pedroia, a shell of Jacoby Ellsbury, and a bunch of AAAA/AAA’ers?

        • The Real Greg

          In Fenway? When A Gon was there? Come on now.

        • VT Yankee Fan

          They’ve only scored 8 fewer runs than the Yankees this season.

    • your mom

      Maybe the second time thru the line-up will be better.

      • Nice Scheister

        I hope so. It’s early and all but I thought they’d rough him up early.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Hey guys, I think it’s kind of important to point out that it’s the THIRD INNING.

    I mean, seriously. We haven’t even gone through the full lineup yet. Wow, you all seem like you’re in a bad mood today.

    • jjyank

      I’m in a great mood, actually!

    • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

      GAMES END IN THE THIRD INNING DUH

      • Get Phelps Up

        Only when the Yankees are losing though.

        • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

          Yup. I can’t tell you how many times my dad has declared the game over in the 4th inning…and they go on to win anyway.

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

      I’m just tired, and bored, and yeah kind of in a bad mood. I’m currently debating whether I should go tcsj on somebody tonight.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Do it. B

      • jjyank

        That would entertain me greatly.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Don’t know why there’s a B. silly iPad.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Looking to change your handle, eh Plouffy?

        • jjyank

          Can everyone just call him Plouffy until he changes it back?

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

            I’ll drop your real name here =P it’s literally the only leverage I have (I have no leverage.)

            • jjyank

              I dropped my real name myself already, so yeah, no leverage :D

  • jjyank

    ‘Atta boy, Rus.

  • Nice Scheister

    Hugh could’ve had a DP Phil.

  • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

    Gose ain’t no Ichiro…

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

    Mike:

    We want history to repeat itself tonight. We do not want history to repeat itself over the next four days.

    As in – Yankees swept the Jays, then got swept by the A’s.

    Let’s not see the A’s sweep the Yankees again this weekend.

  • WhittakerWalt

    “Jayson Nix always does something to help the team win.”

    • The Real Greg

      Cant blame him for that one though

      • WhittakerWalt

        I realize it was a tough play, but ball hit to infielder = out (in most cases).

  • Cy Pettitte

    no runs (yet) but this inning has been pretty brutal.

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

    No two out shit Phil.

    Please, spare us all.

  • jjyank

    Don’t do that Hughes. Strikes, outs, that sort of stuff. Get outta this.

  • Effthisnoise

    Don’t Phuck it up

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    Are you effin kidding me?

  • jjyank

    Damn it Phil!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Not cool Phil, not cool at all.

  • jon

    nix needs to make that play at 3rd

    • The Real Greg

      It was ruled a base hit. Not an error

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

        You know what. Fuck it. I’m sick of your shit too Greg. You just go our of your way to try to start things sometimes. I’m not watching the game (because I’m stuck at work) so I cannot speak for this play in perticular but I cant count the number of times I’ve watched an official scorer call a play that should be made called a base hit(by popular opinion of fans, broadcasters, even the player who made the mistake). You just go out of your way to find people making the smallest negative comments and try to nettle them. And before you say people used to do it to you, no we didn’t. You would lament yankee losses like it was the end of the fucking world. A losing streak would have you questioning humanity, and we where just telling you to cheer the fuck up.

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

    Jesus Christ, Phil.

    Make the Blue Jays earn this run less.

  • WhittakerWalt

    What the hell, Phil?

  • your mom

    Nice one Phil. Where’s the control gone? Don’t give up your obligatory HR here please.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is almost as bad as watching a Dice-K inning.

  • Nice Scheister

    DOH!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    No command at all.

    • The Real Greg

      Yet he has 5 K’s. An interesting question.

      • your mom

        That was a question?

        • The Real Greg

          Couldn’t think of the right word for it. Problem, Dilemma?

          • your mom

            As your mom, I just wanted to make sure your grammar was correct.

  • Chilango

    Let’s go Phil. Get yer shit together.

  • EDDARD

    It just ain’t Phil’s day and this offense is as inept as the Mariners right now.

    • Get Phelps Up

      You should actually watch some Mariners games.

      • jjyank

        Does it matter? It’s EddardWorld.

  • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

    Man, what a weird inning. Come on Phil!

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    Praise Mo.

  • jjyank

    Man, ugly inning, but could have been worse. Can we please not let Laffey have a shut down inning?

  • Effthisnoise

    Got lucky on that second called strike

  • Frank

    Never been a Hughes fan. This is exactly the kind of performance that reminds why.

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    OMG ICHIRO

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ichiro!!!

  • jjyank

    I love this version of Ichiro.

  • Chilango

    ICHIIIII

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow Ichiro!

  • EDDARD

    Ichiro saves us again! One man wrecking crew.

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

    Ichiro keeps ‘em coming.

  • vicki

    yep. he gonna GO OFF.

  • your mom

    Holy shit Ichiro is on fire!

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    Ichi has such a crazy swing. I love it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ichiro is unstoppable. wow.

  • Effthisnoise

    This guy is on fire

  • EDDARD

    That’s more than Andruw’s done in 3 months.

  • Leg-End

    Ichiro with the POWAH. Crazy form.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Time for Sterling’s racist homer call for Ichiro!

    • Nice Scheister

      What does he say?

      • WhittakerWalt

        “The Yankees Rising Sun says Sayonara!”

        Because the defining quality of Ichiro’s life is that he’s from Japan? Couldn’t get a line about sumo wrestlers in there, too?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Awesome.

  • Get Phelps Up

    If Ichiro gets another hit today he will have in the last 3 games equaled Andruw’s hit total since the beginning of August I believe.

  • Effthisnoise

    Does he move up in the line up? Glad to see Joe sit Andrew and go against the binder

  • Nice Scheister

    Resign this old man! Goodbye Jones, Ibanez.

    • your mom

      But what if he turns into Ibanez/Jones next year?

  • Tom

    I think that gives Ichiro 1/2 the Yankee hits off Blue Jays pitching this series.

  • EDDARD

    Nixy just gutted out a walk there. Bunt him over, Jete and let’s get him home.

  • Nice Scheister

    Ichrio should have another two MAYBE three ABs, so if we hold them at 2 runs…we stand a chance!

  • Tom

    Hit and run here?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bronx Bunters strike again.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Really, really don’t like that bunt.

    • jjyank

      Seriously. Jeter is hitting over .320, but sure, just give away an out.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        and an AL best .369 vs. LHP.

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    Erm. Sac bunt. Okay?

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

    Don’t understand Jeter doing that.

    • The Real Greg

      He was trying to catch Lawrie by surprise and get on. But he didn’t get it past the pitcher.

      Questionable move.

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

      He’s done it his entire career…and I’ve never agreed with it.

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

        Especially when he’s the best hitter on the team, and the players behind him are slumping, slumping, and just of the DL.

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    (Predictions for the New York Football Giants game tonight?)

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

      I don’t know enough about the Panthers, and with the short week, I have zero idea what to expect tonight…my only prediction about the game is going to my friends house to watch it when I get out of work.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Haha woo!

        I hope not having Hakeem Nicks doesn’t hurt them too bad tonight.

        Uh okay. Back to Yankees speak :)

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

          I didn’t even know Hakeem was out for the game…I’m starting to develop expectations (and they aren’t positive)

          • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

            Expect positively!

    • jjyank

      Soriano throws a walk off touchdown in the fourth quater, climbs the field goal and untucks for the world to see.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        HAHAHAHAHAH this should be the new meme.

    • your mom

      Giants 27, Panthers 20

  • Effthisnoise

    Both too close to take

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      First one wasn’t.

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

      Absolutely, but honestly it’s location according to gameday tells me he probably wouldn’t have been able to get a piece of it…I don’t want to tip my cap to Laffey even for a single pitch, but that was a damn good pitch.

      • The Real Greg

        Both were Mussina-like pitches, clipping the corners

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

          Comparing anything Laffey does to Mike Mussina is an insult to Moose’s ability.

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

            Moose could start tomorrow against any team in baseball and would be twice as valuable as Laffey.

            • The Real Greg

              In terms of type of pitch. I;m not comparing their careers.

  • EDDARD

    Swing the bat and that won’t happen, Swish. Those hit the corners.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow…the Pirates are back under .500

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

      I’m shocked. As well as Awed.

      /sarcasm

      • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        I didn’t buy into the “Pirates will make the post season” narrative, but finishing above .500 seemed possible. Still is, I guess.

  • Nice Scheister

    Damn MLB.tv crapped out…shits starting to make this Italian angry!

  • your mom

    Good God Swish, 2 K’s against Laffey? Really???

    • WhittakerWalt

      Sterling says it was a bad call. What’s the reality?

      • your mom

        You believe Sterling?

        • WhittakerWalt

          No, that’s why I asked.

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

        According to GameDay it was at the top of the zone on the inside corner.

  • Tom

    The other added “bonus” of bunting…

    No point in pitching to Cano once you fall behind. I’m surprised the 3-0 was even close.

  • The Angry Troll

    Would anyone advise bunting Jeter with the anemic Swisher directly after him? 2 outs to bring the man home from second? GARGH!

    • The Real Greg

      No. Jeter did that himself

  • jjyank

    Damn, just missed that.

    • jjyank

      I’m confused. First there was The Troll, then The Angry Troll, then The Laughing Troll, and now a The Angry Troll impersonator. Too many to keep track of.

      • Pat D

        They’ll turn to stone once the sun is up.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Your “Hobbit” reference does not go unappreciated.

      • The Troll

        Yeah, you’re telling me. Remember, we don’t like each other . . . . That’s how you can keep track.

      • The Sincere Troll

        ‘sup.

  • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

    Womppppp

  • Get Phelps Up

    ike davis wouldve gotten a hit……..

    • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

      What is this mention of Ike Davis I keep seeing?

      • Get Phelps Up

        stuart a’s favorite player and he is exponentially better than all the Yankees combined.

        • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

          Ahahahaha. Oh Stuart.

  • Effthisnoise

    At least the pitch count is up. Yanks are going to get to him next time through, just need Phil to keep them close

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

    ARod is having one helluva series so far.

  • your mom

    Where’s stuart a?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Haven’t scrolled up yet. Let me guess:

    – Hughes was sentenced to death several times
    – Anyone swinging and missing against Aaron Laffey was sentenced to death
    – Y’all REALLY didn’t like Jeter’s bunt
    – Many variations on how Swisher and A-Rod can go fuck each other have been mentioned

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

      Tea and Cake or Death?

      /Eddy Izzard’d

    • your mom

      I would very much not like to see the last point happen.

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

        If somebody sent you a link with that as a title and you knew it wasn’t a virus you’d click it out of curiosity.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Man-on-centaur porn?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Need a recap of that one.

      • jjyank
        • jjyank

          Reply to R-Tils. Failed. “Hide the” anything reminds me of this clip.

          • jjyank

            Mkay. Guess RAB is having a reply fail moment, not us.

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

              Idk, my posts where grouping fine before…I posted a rant at greg the same moment you posted this?

              • jjyank

                Replay success of fail? This is a test.

                • jjyank

                  Aaaand a failed test. Mike, help us out!

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

                    Mike must be deleting comments or something…that’s the only time a thread brakes like this.

              • RkyMtnYank

                It was a glitch in the Matrix.

        • your mom

          LOL

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Defensive catchers should be good at defense.

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

      +the entire universe

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

    That looked like a lazy mistake by Martin.

  • Effthisnoise

    Yikes, Phil has to get 4 outs now?

  • Nice Scheister

    DFA Martin

    • The Real Greg

      At this point in the season?

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

    Now because our “defensive catcher” isn’t great defensively Hughes has to waste even more pitches here in the fourth.

    • The Real Greg

      Well I blame that on Hughes in the third.

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

        Please explain to me how Martin’s passed ball in the fourth is the fault of Hughes an inning prior. I’d love to hear your answer.

        • The Real Greg

          I was talking about the raised pitch count, not the passed ball.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Again how does that affect Martin’s ability to catch the ball?

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

            My post was regarding the past ball costing Hughes pitches. Sure pitch count has something to do with that statement, BUT again you are just looking for things to poke at. Like seriously, you would poke a wasps nest if they said something even the faintest bit negative. There’s a difference between us calling you out on your borderline hysterical posts earlier this season and last season and calling out every single negative comment made about anything. I am a Yankee fan. I want them to win the World Series every year, and win every time they step on the field. I want every pitcher to pitch well and every hitter to have a good at bat. At the same time I understand that these things aren’t going to happen every night and every season. HOWEVER I reserve the right to question managerial decisions I don’t agree with AND call out players for not doing the minimum requirements of their jobs (aka a pitcher throwing strikes, a player catching a ball hit directly to him, a hitter swinging at hittable pitches AND a catcher catching pitches.)

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Greg. You’re a troll.

  • your mom

    If Hechavarria scores is that an earned run?

  • EDDARD

    4 runs in the last 20 innings and Ichiro is responsible for 3 of them, Chris Stewart the other. Where is the top of the lineup? This is the Blue Jays pitching staff, not the As! We should be pummeling these clowns.

  • Pat D

    This game has been so boring I fell asleep. Hopefully the Giants will wake me up.

    • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

      GMEN

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

      I just…I can’t even…omg…this seriously just ruined any shred of goodness I had left in me today.

    • Pat D

      I agree with the last thing in that article.

      • jjyank

        +1

        Sorry Mike.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Politics!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I fucking hate ESPN New York.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        I just want this to be a quote taken out of context so, so badly.

    • jjyank

      He better fucking not. My inner child would be so devastated. It was bad enough losing Andy for a few years. I couldn’t handle Jeter in another uniform.

      • http://Twitter.com/erica_lynnnn Erica

        Jeter will end his baseball career as a Yankee. He has to.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Seems to me just a ploy to avoid the mess he had last time he had to negotiate. Publicly saying that he only wanted to play for the Yankees doesn’t exactly give much leverage. I can’t imagine he would suddenly change his tune.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    KKKK

  • Cy Pettitte

    4K inning. yay.

  • Get Phelps Up

    4 K’s and an audible FUCK from Lawrie!

  • your mom

    Nice Phil, when’s the last time a Yankee pitcher did that?

    • Get Phelps Up

      AJ

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    The field mics have been excellent lately.

  • Nice Scheister

    FOUR STRIKEOUTS!

  • vicki

    eli time.

  • Yankeefan

    has anyone seen this i pray to god this is not true because melky deny and said the same thing basically

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....um=twitter

    • Pinstripes In Cali

      that would be bad.

  • The Real Greg

    If you can throw your changeup for a strike you can handle the Yankees easily.

    • The Real Greg

      WHOA!

  • Pat D

    Are some of the comments getting deleted?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Uhhh…what just happened to the comments?

  • your mom

    Chili for lunch, pork n beans for dinner, lots of gas tomorrow.

  • Pinstripes In Cali

    OH MY GOD. have you guys seen this:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=24871751

    outrageously good. Too bad this is the most big league action Cervi’s seen this year.

  • The Troll

    All of a sudden I can’t respond to comments because of my impersonator!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Ichiro.

    Should resign his ass for the cheap.

    Notice he’s not bailing out as much against lefties? K-Long effect maybe?

  • Pat D

    Eli to Bennett for a touchdown.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’m beginning to think Gregland is even crazier than Eddardland and yoobooland.

  • The Real Greg

    See. They mentioned it again and they talked to baseball people.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell is so good at that delayed steal.

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

    Russell trying to atone.

  • Chilango

    Heads up Russ. Nice

  • EDDARD

    I love the aggression there by Martin. Should have tried it with Nix last inning instead of bunting. Now drive him home.

  • Tom

    Has Curtis seen a pitch in the zone yet?

  • EDDARD

    Now they almost have to score. Mike needs to open a new thread, this one’s broke.

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

    Just so that my ears didn’t fail me – Kay did just say “Jake McGee”, right?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Time to remind Aaron Laffey that he is still Aaron Laffey.

  • The Real Greg

    I hate that. Pitching coaches or managers shouldn’t go up to the mound in the middle of a count.

  • derek

    Destroy this clown

  • Pat D

    I hate threads where Mike has to delete stuff because people are stupid.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This is actually a response to something from last Thursday. #nowyallreallyconfused

  • The Real Greg

    Hello?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ichiro slam!

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

    Let’s not waste this, please.

  • your mom

    Bases loaded, hottest hitter at bat.

  • Pinstripes In Cali

    sweet rally.