Sep
20

Game 149 Spillover Thread

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Having some technical issues with the comments of the last thread, so here’s a fresh one.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pinstripes In Cali

    sweet rally.

  • EDDARD

    With one swing of the bat Ichiro can equal the entire team’s offensive output in the last 20 innings. There’s no other hitters I’d rather have up there right now.

  • Tom

    The Yankees need a big crooked # here.

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

    Sorry about that, the comments always get wonky when I have to delete comments because of imposters.

    • jjyank

      Ah, okay. I was getting confused with all the Troll stuff.

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

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4839672

    because I need to make sure Greg sees this.

    • The Real Greg

      That is true. I apologize.

    • jjyank

      I think I actually like depressed Greg more. I’d rather cheer someone up than witness constant battles of irrationality.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Agreed.

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

    FUCKING ICHIRO!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    ICHIRO! he is the MVP of the week.

  • The Real Greg

    ICHIRO!

  • jjyank

    Fucking Ichiro. En fuego doesn’t even cover it.

    • Get Phelps Up

      ?????!

      • Get Phelps Up

        Apparently WordPress doesn’t like Japanese characters…

        • jjyank

          Or any other ones. I tried Arabic characters one time, same result.

          • MannyGeee

            WordPress… Obvious racist.

  • Tony

    Ichiro is just amazing right now!

  • Yankeefan

    Ichirooooooooooooo

  • Get Phelps Up

    I envy Mariners fans who got to watch this on a nightly basis.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Holy Ichiro!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    vintage ichiro!!!

  • EDDARD

    Best trade Cashman ever made, period.

    • Pinstripes In Cali

      who did we give up again? Some “B” pitching prospect and some cash, right?

    • your mom

      But DJ Mitchell is a future ace.

    • Get Phelps Up

      With Sam Pearce as a close second.

  • Pinstripes In Cali

    One more try: have you all seen this outrageous Cervi video? LoHud linked to it today- just insane.

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      I saw it, had no idea Cervi was such a funny dude! CC’s cameo is gold!

      • vicki

        my wallpaper is a shot from two spring trainings ago; frankie’s making a goofy face and jorgie is cracking up.

        he’s an omega dog who keeps everybody loose. but, yknow, chris stewart. yeah.

    • jjyank

      I’m slowly chipping away at it between innings. Very entertaining so far.

  • Tom Q

    Where’s the guy who kept screaming about the bad trade Cashman made?

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

      I was one of them, and he’s currently proving me wrong.

  • Hummingbird S.

    hitting .900 on the series.. that’s just amazing.

    • Pat D

      So in steps Jack Parkman, who’s hitting just over .900 against Vaughn.

  • Tom

    Ichiro against the Jays: 9 for 10
    Everyone else: 8 for 59

    (could be off on the 59 by one or two)

  • Leg-End

    Ichiro is tons of fun to watch right now.

  • EDDARD

    Ichiro 9 hits in 2 1/3rd games. Andruw 9 hits in 3 months. Ichiro should be the everyday left fielder, no further debate needed

  • Pat D

    Can’t spell Ichiro without hiro.

    Damn, that was lame.

    • Austin Aunelowitzky (formerly Paul VuvuZuvella)

      It was ichi.

  • Chilango

    Ichiro unbelievable. The wonders of SSS. bye bye Laff-able.

    • Chilango

      Jeter has a rather LARGE sample size of excellence.

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

    Ichiro has nine straight hits, and six straight against LHP.

  • your mom

    Swing the bat dude.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Damn, thought Ichiro broke RAB.

  • jjyank

    Break. It. Open.

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

    two hits off of arron laffey…this team is garbage…2 runs…throw a parade

    • Get Phelps Up

      arod and cano…. have 0 rbis..

      • jjyank

        ..ike davis would have had 12….

  • Pat D

    10-0 Giants.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Nice start!

      • vicki

        defense is TOUGH.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain!

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

    JEETS!!!

    • jjyank

      Jinx you owe me a beer?

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

        Mine posted first so you owe me the beer.

        • jjyank

          Fine. But you have to drive to DC for it.

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

            I don’t have a car, plus the night live in NYC is better, you should come up here, me, you, R-Tils, Erica, and Havok(if you live near here) can get together.

            • jjyank

              Well I will be in Jersey for 4-5 days around Thanksgiving. I have Thanksgiving off by default, and I already used a vacation day for the day after to make it a 4 day weekend. Just discovered today that I also have an unused “personal day” that I will probably end up using for the day before Thanksgiving to make it 5.

            • jjyank

              Although night life in DC is sweet too. Nothing like getting wasted downtown and roving the monuments.

  • jjyank

    JEETS!

  • Effthisnoise

    Jeterian

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

    Keep ‘em coming.

  • Get Phelps Up

    38 year old Derek fucking Jeter people.

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

    Partying like its 1999 around here.

  • EDDARD

    Just make it 8-2. We were due for a blowout. Freddy needs to stretch his legs.

    • your mom

      Wish granted.

  • Effthisnoise

    Time for swish to break out

  • your mom

    Swisher please get a run in.

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

    LOL live look in from Gameday and the audio is a full 2 seconds ahead of the video.

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

    I remember the Texas one.

    When did Swish hit the other grand slam?

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

      Well, I remember this one as well.

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

      The big comeback against Boston. No one saw it because FOX cut away to show the end of Humber’s perfect game.

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

        That’s right.

        No wonder it was so easy to forget. Thanks.

      • Joe

        I saw it. When we were down like 10 or 15?

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

    Garbage time.

    • Joe

      Toronto’s bringing in the mop!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh sheeeeiiitt SWISH!

  • Joe

    SWISHALICIOUS! I’M CALLING GRANNY!

  • The Real Greg

    THE GRANNY!

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

    GRAND GARBAGE TIME SWISHALICIOUS SLAM!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Garbage. Time.

    Loving the offense.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Swisher makes it Garbage Time(tm)!

  • Hummingbird S.

    now that’s the offense we like to see

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

    Love it when he does that.

  • jjyank

    MWAHAAHHAAHA! SWIIIIISH!

    Of course he hits a grand slam after I finally bench him in fantasy. But still, FUCKING YES!!

  • DT

    Rally Killing GrandSlam

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

    Fuckin’ rally killer.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Ok Swish, you’re forgiven!

  • Chilango

    Swisher blows it open. He was one due dude…

  • Pat D

    Love that at the same moment Swisher hits a Slam, JPP hurts himself after almost intercepting a pass.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Dude has the audacity to pose a garbage time shot like that after being garbage for 68 at-bats.

    enjoy your last month in NY, Swisher

    • MartinRanger

      The entire lineup (until Ichiro this series) has been slumping. It’s not like Swisher is choosing to be ineffective right now.

      The entitlement of this fanbase is unbelievable.

      And I’d LOVE to hear who you would replace Swisher with?

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        That seemed like sarcasm to me, dude.

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

          Nah, Cuso is an avid Swisher hater.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I don’t think it was. Cuso has a longstanding hatred of Swisher.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          ^^Wow, seriously? What a joke of a comment.

  • DC

    SwisherGT!!!

  • Alan

    Nick Swisha

  • Get Phelps Up

    Hope we can see Warren and Melky v2 this game.

  • Jack

    Garbage time is the best time.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      That’s my line!

      • Jack

        My bad, yo.

    • http://stoogazzo@comcast.net Tom Morea

      Garbage time ended when Wade came in!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Now this is Yankee Baseball folks.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    But I thought that by the end of the second inning we’d already reached the consensus that we couldn’t hit Aaron Laaffy and made him look like Cliff Lee?

    • Tom

      Well they had all of 2 hits against him. (both by Ichiro)

      Did they really hit him?

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        What inning is it? Did they get him out of the game and get 8 run off of him and bullpen? I think they succeeded in taking care of Laffee

        • Tom

          Perhap I misread the obvious anti-trolling strawman creation. Which is getting almost as annoying as the Eddard’s and Stuart A’s of the world.

          “I guess we couldn’t hit Laffey…. the trolls are wrong!!! Aren’t strawmans great!?!”

          They had 2 hits off the guy. They did well to draw walks and force him out of the game, but let’s not lose track that they scored 7 runs on 3 hits that inning (2 of which weren’t against Laffey)

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            you drive a pitcher from a game in the 4th, you did a good job even if you don’t score a single run. this is how the good offensive yankee teams operate. get to the starter or get him out of the game early. it’s a formula they’ve been doing for years, just not as successfully this year. Sorry to rain on your negativity, but I’m tired of hearing people complain all the time, especially when the yanks are winning after just scoring 7 in an inning and I’m entitled to my opinion just as much as you are.

            • Tom

              Who was complaining when they were up 7?

              I’m tired of these dumb strawmans which just further feed the trolls. It’s almost as predictable as the nuts coming out of the woodwork when the Yankees are losing.

              I was just pointing out that they were hardly hitting Laffey around. You CHOSE to take this as a negative comment.

              • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                yes, and as i said, i’m entitled to my opinion, pointing out that they worked him out of the game by the 4th inning.

                • Tom

                  You were just trolling… You created a strawman to mock people.

                  You are entitled to your opinon. Where did I say you weren’t? I was just pointing out you rather poor attempt at trolling the trolls.

                  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                    haha. i did no such thing. i’ve been handtius here since the first year of this site. you can follow my link to my personal website. i’m not hiding and i don’t troll. i’m just tired of the negativity taking over these game threads and i choose to combat it my way. sorry if that isn’t to your liking, but this is how i cope with the expectations of the young, never saw a bad yankee team, fan.

                    -zen baseball

                    • Tom

                      Sorry it was Rocky Road… the initial commenter got lost in the reply tree (my trolling comment was in reference to that statement)

                      My apologies, good sir.

                    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                      ah…all good. it was fun while it lasted! lets do it again some time. till then.

      • jjyank

        Who cares if they hit him? The took walks against him, and that played a big part.

      • The Real Greg

        Homer and Double

        Maybe not in quantity but definitely in quality

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I’m pretty sure by “hit” people were implying “score runs off of”. We scored 4 off of him.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          in 4 innings.that’s a9 era. good for me.

  • Anthony

    I’m on my phone but…. Grand slam?????

  • Tom

    Now that’s a crooked #!

    Enough with the small ball crap. It’s fine when selectively used but it generally kills the chance of a big inning.

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

      Idk, 8 kind of looks roundish to me.

      • Tom

        When people say put up a crooked # they are generally referring to the inning total (7)

        But I get the stab at humor.

  • your mom

    Didn’t realize that Swisher has more RBIs than Cano.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    7 runs this inning on 3 hits. Nice.

  • MannyGeee

    Damn you Swisher and your garbage time grand slams!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Jeeze, only 8 runs!rally killing grandslams suck.

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

    Oof.

    Was fearing a requisite home run there against Hughes.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Yep, looks like only a matter of time before Phastball Phil gives one up with that kind of lead. At least it shouldn’t matter.

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

    wait…according to the radio crew somebody started a rumor that Robbie is juicing?

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

    Gotta be up early for work but don’t wanna go to bed. I have this terrible gut feeling that the bullpen will make this closer than it needs to be.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      go to bed.

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

      Or Hughes will do it himself.

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

    g’night guys, hopefully Hughes and the pen can hold this.

    • jjyank

      Later Plouferz.

  • Nice Scheister

    C’mon Phil! Get this dude!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Damn, 100 pitches in the 5th. Could we see an Adam Warren sighting or is 6 runs not a big enough lead?

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

      Even with four runs, expect some Lowe and Wade.

      Hope it’s not too bad.

  • RkyMtnYank

    And there it is!

  • jjyank

    God damnit. Do not make this interesting!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hughes man are you serious?

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

    Well, there was the requisite Hughes home run.

    No letting the Jays back in this game, Phil. C’mon now.

  • MartinRanger

    Thanks, Phil. JFC.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    This should be his last batter, regardless of the outcome.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    game’s far from over. I have a feeling we may need to use the good relievers again.

  • Leg-End

    Obligatory Hughes HR.

  • Nice Scheister

    Damn…C’mon Phillip!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    At least Phil timed his bad start correctly.

  • Pat D

    17-0 Giants. They’re pretty much doing what they want offensively.

    Doesn’t Corey Wade have to make an appearance in this game?

    • Tom

      I know the Giants are short at receiver, but is Corey Wade a good option?

      ;-)

      • Pat D

        Oh, you.

      • vicki

        against this carolina D, why not?

  • tyrone sharpton

    great game. great to be back on RAB; hopefully the sky is fallin fans are gone

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      they’re not…

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

    The obvious text poll answer is Detroit.

  • Tom Q

    Well, if Phil’s going to have an off night, he picked the right time.

    That, there, was really the two knocks against Phil back to back: let a batter come back from 0-2 to walk, then the home run. It’s why, despite the fact Phil has REALLY come on this season, the seed of doubt’s always there.

  • Pat D

    Corey Webster out of the game for the Giants getting X-rays on his hand. Might have been hurt on a play where he and Steve Smith got mixed up and went to the ground.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    wtf happened there?

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

    Moar Runz pls.

  • EDDARD

    LOL, just stand their Kelly Johnson. Bench him.

  • Nice Scheister

    Holy hell, Ichrio made an out. Bench his lazy ass.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Baseball. Player.

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

    Nix gonna be Nix.

  • RetroRob

    I thought this game would be entering the 8th inning by the time I made it to the game thread. At least they’re leading.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gimmie dem 2 runs back baby

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

    No RISPFAIL tonight.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Yankees chowing on the extra-RISPY tonight.

  • Joe

    Not even a Giants fan, but I enjoy their games. 10-4? I can watch some football for a bit.

    • vicki

      steve weatherford getting the night off.

      • Joe

        We got into a twitter war once. He calls me and other fans bums.

        • vicki

          be nice to the punter. he’s a punter.

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

    Wanna see Swish homer from both sides tonight.

    • RetroRob

      Well it won’t be this AB. I suppose if you’re going to strike out three times, mixing in a grand slam is the way to do it.

  • EDDARD

    They got the 2 runs back. Now Lowe can get one of his 4 out saves.

    • EDDARD

      4 inning saves. Or they can let Freddy stretch his legs.

  • Pat D

    20-0 Giants.

    • The Real Greg

      Have they gotten to Cam Newton?

      • Pat D

        One sack. Couple of batted passes. They’ve not let them much past midfield.

        • vicki

          he’s under pressure every down.

          and my god, eli is shredding their secondary.

  • your mom

    I don’t know about you guys but I’ll be cheering for the Red Sox the next 10 days.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      just don’t want them staying hot when they play the yanks. no bueno.

  • Nice Scheister

    What happened to the last thread? Were people acting a fool?

    • RetroRob

      I wasn’t in it, but it appears to have been a technical issue.

  • Pat D

    Pastalungingjeter.

  • Nice Scheister

    Pasta lunging Jeter.

    • RetroRob

      Are you and Pat D hanging out together at the same pub?!

      • Nice Scheister

        Lol, just noticed that. Great minds…

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      some italian place needs to make that a dish.

      • Nice Scheister

        It would be glorious. I’ll put a call in to uncle Vinny.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          you’re related to joe pesci?

          • Nice Scheister

            Fugetaboutit. True story, my great uncle was major of Newark NJ WAY back when.

  • Tom

    I guess Corey Wade is really in the Girardi dog house when he’s behind Lowe in the bullpen rotation.

    • CUYanks

      Well, with the deficit being as large as it is, I don’t think this necessarily says that.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Precisely. It’s also possible he’d want the flexibility of having Lowe go as long as he could.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    6 run lead and walk the #9 hitter.

    • The Real Greg

      He was squeezed partially though. That last pitch looked like a strike

  • Matt

    Lowe threw two pitches in that at bat which were well within the strike zone and called balls. This is ridiculous.

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

    Excellent play by Robbie.

  • RetroRob

    Come on Derek (Lowe). I’m trying to also watch the Giant game but he’s flammable enough that a six run lead doesn’t feel as comfortable as it should.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    wouldn’t mind seeing some young fellas up, with a 6 run lead.well, after they get out of this mess.

    and lowe did it himself.

    • The Real Greg

      Maybe 8th or 9th inning.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        hope so. want to see warren get another shot. think he could do the phelps thing next year if phelps has graduated to the rotation (think he deserves a shot).

        • RetroRob

          Yeah, really. I hope one bad game, one where I’m sure he was a bit jittery, would result in them giving up on him. Ouf of the Phelps, Mitchell and Warren group, many think Warren might have the best upside of them. I’m still more in the Phelps camp, but I frankly haven’t seen enough of Warren to have a strong opinion.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            yeah, you have to think phelps since he’s done it in the majors.

          • vicki

            a-war owes me. had a friend in from out of town and spent a fortune on good seats (because she wanted to see cc). we sat in 100 degree misery for that snuff film. did fall for phelpsie that night though. and saw dewayne wise’s pitching debut.

            • vicki

              oh, and youkilis went 0-fer.

  • Nice Scheister

    As I see 34 walk off the mound, I have AJ flashbacks.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      the good ones (that epic in boston) or the bad ones (most of them after 2009).

    • Joe

      Me too! I was like, “Oh, that’s Lowe.”

      • Nice Scheister

        Similar build, it gets me every time he pitches.

  • Nice Scheister

    C’mon Alex, do your best Swisher impression and grace us with some garbage time love!

    • your mom

      Single count?

  • Pat D

    Jayron Hosley with a pick of a deflected pass, Giants with a chance to add more.

    • Pat D

      Shit. Back to back incompletions, have to punt.

  • Joe

    How is Eli not a great athlete? That’s an idiotic remark.

  • vicki

    weatherford gets in the game with :37 to go in the first half.

  • Brian S.

    These Cano rumors are pissing me off. I find it hilarious that a North Carolina newsperson started it. Someone from New York should start one about Adam Jones.

    • The Real Greg

      And they don’t make sense. Cano has always had power.

      • Brian S.

        He’s the same hitter this year he was in 2010. Minus the clutch.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Adam Jones doesn’t brush his teeth before going to bed. You heard it here first.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Throw fucking strikes please.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      And thank you.

  • Joe

    Double Play!

  • Nice Scheister

    Good AJ!

  • Tom

    Is there such a thing as a big DP in a 6 run game?

    With a man on base with Lowe on the mound I always get the feeling he’s just a single and a blast away from creating a save situation or mix and match bullpen hell.

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

    Ramses Barden has a 7/123 night going on?

    Giants know how to develop WRs.

  • The Real Greg

    Well we still cant trust Cory Wade

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s not gonna earn you more innings Corey.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Maybe we need to re-explain the rules of baseball to Cory Wade.

  • vicki

    there’s mike a’s kelly johnson.

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

    Ok there, Corey Wade. Try sucking less now.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    yeah, wade’s in the game. rudely welcomed. ouch. i like wade. hope he turns it around.

  • MartinRanger

    Well it looks like someone forgot to tell Corey Wade he figured it out in AAA.

  • JonS

    Wade looks like he never left…lol

  • RkyMtnYank

    Johnson did have to atone for the way he’s played defense tonight.

  • Nice Scheister

    He’s not gonna make the post season roster.

  • vicki

    i reverse jinxed cam newton and i’m sorry.

  • Brian S.

    Jose Iglesias(!!!!!!!) hit a home run today.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    anyone know what time louie is on? i’m caught up on the season, but don’t even remember what time it airs. is it even today?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      eh, sorry for the non-baseball comment. i’ll fix it:

      so the yanks play in new york? so does louie. oh he’s got a show (connect with first comment).

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      If you don’t know, them I won’t tell you.

  • Joe

    Dwyane Wade or Corey Wade?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      As the resident Heat fan, let me answer that question for you, Joe….

      • Joe

        I used to be a Heat fan. But then the big 3 came, and people called me a bandwagoner for liking the Yankees, Cowboys, and Heat.

        So I became a Knicks fan who loves Wade and Lebron.

  • Tom

    I hate to ask, but is this Wade’s last batter if he doesn’t get Gose?

    • The Real Greg

      It is and was.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Uh-oh.

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

    Wow, Corey.

    Way to make this a game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ah damn Come on Dickerson.

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

    Rays with an improbable rally, now a chance to win.

    This would be a season-saving win for them if they can do it.

    • Tom

      Andrew Bailey – one of those trades you don’t need hindsight to realize it is bad.

      There were some folks in the SABR community trying to defend the move (and the Melancon move); saying well it was dealing from a position of surplus (Reddick and Lowrie being the surplus)

  • WhittakerWalt

    If Joba hangs a slider I may have to shoot somebody.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ 5 run lead throw some fucking strikes.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano is up? you gotta be shitting me.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Just win, baby.

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

    The fact that Soriano is warming is just fucken ridiculous.

    • your mom

      True that.

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

    One swing of the bat, and this could be a one-run ballgame.

    Seriously. No easy games with this team.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Argh. None of this is on Joba. Grounders just not hit hard enough.

  • Karl Krawfid

    lol Boston.

  • Mike

    Walkoff HR for Tampa

  • your mom

    What the fuck is going on??? I leave the computer to eat, I come back and the pen is starting to shit the bed. Plus the Red Sox blew the lead in the ninth inning.

  • Effthisnoise

    This is so sad

  • Karl Krawfid

    Rare to see Soriano smile lol

  • Matt

    More overmanaging by Girardi. Why not let Lowe, who looked fairly sharp, finish out the rest of the game?

    The pen is exhausted, yet here he goes again forcing himself to mix and match by taking out a guy who was sharp just for the heck of it. And now he’s warming up Soriano with a 5 run lead.

    The excuse that these games are must win is BS. Girardi has guys out there who can get 5 outs before they give up 5 runs. If you overreact to every situation, these guys will be out of gas before you even get to October.

    • The Real Greg

      Because Derek Lowe is unreliable.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        …and Cory Wade is the picture of reliability.

        I’d have stayed with Lowe, but whatever. Real fucking easy to manage from my PC.

      • Matt

        Again. A 6 run lead. The guy is sharp on this night. There is no reason to even mess around and force yourself into a situation in which 2 or 3 guys also need to be sharp when you already know that one guy is that.

        • The Real Greg

          Derek Lowe is sharp? He walked 2 people with a big lead. That is inexcusable.

          • Matt

            Wow, you are pretty dumb.

            1 of those walks came in an AB in which he threw 2 pitches well within the zone that were called balls, including the 3-2 pitch that led to the walk.

            The second walk was him pitching carefully to Encarnacion. He induced a GIDP from the next batter that erased it.

            • The Real Greg

              I don’t give a shit. Walking people with a lead is inexcusable.

              • Matt

                You’re an idiot. He threw a strike on 3-2. It was called a ball. What do you want him to do? You are blaming him for the umpire missing a call.

                I’d rather him walk Encarnacion and get out all of the crappy hitters behind him than serve up a home run to their only real threat in the batting order.

                You never change your game plan because of the score. That’s when you let them back into the game by throwing a ton of meatballs because of the “big lead.”

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

          You have a weird definition of “sharp.”

          • Matt

            You can’t be serious?

            Lowe induced 3 ground ball outs and 0 fly ball outs. He struck out 2 batters, and of the 2 walks, 1 of them came on a 3-2 pitch which was well within the strike zone.

            Almost every pitch he threw was at the knees on the corner with sink. That is definitely sharp stuff. I don’t know what game you’re watching.

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

              I was watching the game where Lowe threw nearly as many balls as strikes and walked a hitter with a .299 OBP.

              • Matt

                You can’t be serious. Look at the pitch tracking for that at bat. The 3-2 pitch was a strike and the umpire blew the call, as well as another pitch that he blew earlier in the AB.

                Lowe was definitely sharp, but whether you want to admit it or not, he was throwing up zeroes. That’s more than you can say for the rest of this pen typically.

                You don’t mess with something that is already working. A pennant race is not a time to get guys work, and a 6 run lead is not a time to experiment in that situation.

    • Get Phelps Up

      And if Lowe had stayed in and started pitching Like Derek Lowe, you’s be saying something like:

      “You got 2 good innings out of Lowe which was more than expected. Girardi trying to push his luck and steal outs cost him.”

      • Matt

        No, I would not be saying that, because it was completely the right decision to leave Derek Lowe in there.

        He was sharp tonight, and inducing weak contact. You don’t want to go to any of your primary relievers, and the other options aren’t too great. Lowe is a lot better bet than Cory Wade or Cody Eppley.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Lowe wasn’t “sharp” at all. He walked 2 people and gave up another single. Even the DP pitch was well off the plate and would have been ball 4.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            This thread is the most action Derek Lowe’s gotten since some loose broad in a Boston bar restroom stall in ’03.

          • Matt

            The 3-2 pitch was a strike. The umpire blew the call. The walk to Encarnacion was him pitching carefully to him.

            He completely dominated Colby Rasumus in his AB with runners on base. He punched out Sierra on a bunch of nasty sinkers on the outside corner at the knees.

            He looked very good tonight. You don’t mess around to try to get guys work when you are in a pennant race. Leave the guys in that are getting outs.

            • Get Phelps Up

              Questioning taking Derek Lowe out of the game is such a second guess move I can’t even describe it. If Lowe had stayed in and gotten hit hard (which is very likely because he is terrible) then I am 95% sure you’d be bitching about them trying to “push their luck” with Lowe or something.

              • Matt

                No, I would not be saying that. When a pitcher is throwing up zeroes, and is stretched out to throw more innings, and would allow you to save the key arms in your bullpen, it’s a NO BRAINER.

                There is no hindsight. No second guess. Even if Wade pitched well, it was still a mistake, because then you may still have to use guys like Eppley, Logan, Joba, etc who need the day off to finish the game in the 9th.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  Even if Wade pitched well, it was still a mistake, because then you may still have to use guys like Eppley, Logan, Joba, etc who need the day off to finish the game in the 9th.

                  Or Wade could have pitched a scoreless 7th and someone like Eppley, thomas, Freddy or Warren could have pitched the 9th.

                  • Matt

                    Except Girardi would not bring in any of those guys to pitch. If Wade showed any signs of faltering in the 9th, you know he would have had Soriano warming up, even if the lead were 5 or 6 runs.

                    Wade had not pitched in 11 days prior to tonight. 6 runs is not quite a blowout, and especially not with a manager who thinks a 4 or 5 run lead is acceptable territory for warming up your closer and set up man. Why risk it?

                    • Get Phelps Up

                      You don’t seem to realize that there is just as much, if not more of a chance of Lowe doing what Wade did if he had stayed out for the 7th.

                      And I’m pretty sure that if it was 10-4 in the 8th and 9th inning , Eppley, Thomas, Freddy or warren would have been pitching.

              • Matt

                As soon as Wade came into the game, I was annoyed because I knew that Girardi would probably have to use a few other relievers to finish off the game who could probably use the rest.

                Wade is shaky, and if Wade isn’t sharp then you have to go to Joba and co, who have pitched a lot lately.

                Why even open yourself up to that possibility? Give Lowe a chance, and if he starts to fall apart then you can get guys up. If he continues to induce ground balls and cruise through these weak hitters, then you saved your pen.

    • Effthisnoise

      The more he mixes and matches, The less winnable these games become. this should have been a laugher tat allowed The bullpen to rest. Should of known better when in the 6th up 10 to 4 Kay said “if the yanks hold on to win this one”. Pretty telling with a 6 run lead

      • The Real Greg

        So your blaming the manager for the bullpen woes> Is that what you’re saying.

    • Matt

      And now he has a chance to try to save Soriano and Robertson after they had a very heavy workload yesterday.

      3 run lead, already through the middle of the order hitters, and Joba inducing relatively weak contact.

      But nope. It’s Girardi. It’s a save situation, so Soriano HAS to come in to pitch. Even though he threw over 30 pitches yesterday and pitched in both games of the double header. It’ll be a miracle if these guys don’t end up like the Torre boys (Karsay, Quantrill, Gordon, Villone, Sturtze)

      • The Real Greg

        Doesn’t matter to us. Soriano’s gone after this year.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Soriano’s dead arm may be someone else’s problem next year.

      • Effthisnoise

        Add Proctor to that list

  • RkyMtnYank

    Hmmm, I’ve never seen Soriano smile before.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      that’s cause he knows he’s going to cash in this off season. hope he does, somewhere else. I’m glad he’s on the team this year, but that 14mill can be used better elsewhere.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Tying run is up.
    Christ.

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

    And the Jays will bring the tying run to the plate.

  • Effthisnoise

    Poor joba 3 ground balls 1 out 2 runs

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ground ball’d to death. Just get the third goddamn out already and let’s win this.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Some great Defense this inning.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    joba’s getting groundball after groundball. crazy that this inning is still going. they’re just perfectly placed.

  • Nice Scheister

    MFIKY…..smiling? WTF?!

    • your mom

      Save #43 coming up. . . . dreaming of a big payday.

    • vicki

      mf, i kiss you.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    “Adam Lind has power. 10 home runs this year.”

    • Effthisnoise

      To be fair, it’s those types of players that have killed the yanks this year.

  • Chilango

    Can we start booing yet?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      False troll alarm.

    • WhittakerWalt

      You must have been pissed when Swisher hit that granny.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      i’d say no. unless you’re rooting for the blue jays.

  • Nice Scheister

    DINKY DAMN HITS!!!

  • The Real Greg

    That’s all on Cory Wade.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Of course.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Exhale. Joba got away with one there.

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

    And that inning is finally over.

  • your mom

    I want Swish to K so he can have the 2 big G’s for the game.

    • your mom

      dang.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Well isn’t this just fucking peachy.

    I suppose an easy win was out of the question…

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

      Always something with this team.

      And even if they do win tonight, they are hurting their chances tomorrow against a tougher Oakland team.

      It’s like every game is a microcosm of how this season has gone.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Exactly.

  • WhittakerWalt

    “We wanted to get Wadey some work, he hadn’t been used in a while. Wadey just made a couple of bad pitches.”

    • The Real Greg

      You’re an idiot

      • WhittakerWalt

        There’s no call for that.

        • The Real Greg

          There’s no call for what you did. If you blame Girardi, say it directly.

          • WhittakerWalt

            Get bent, Language Cop.

          • RkyMtnYank

            So what, still no reason to call someone an idiot for that.

            • WhittakerWalt

              It’s Greg’s blog, we’re here at his discretion.

              • RkyMtnYank

                Right, I was going to add “especially from you” but I could only imagine where that would go. Apparently there are too many people drinking on a school night tonight.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                If Greg throws a titty fit, we all have to massage his titty until it calms down.

                • Rocky Road Redemption

                  But then, how good looking is Greg? And are we assuming he’s male or female? Because those are things you need to take into consideration during times like this.

      • Chilango

        Well now Greg, erstwhile conscience and and nanny of the blog looks like you’ve got right into the swing of hurling insults. You are a hypocrite.

        • The Real Greg

          Only when its deserved.

          People making idiotic comments deserve to be launched. Even myself.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            I should bookmark this for future use. “Even Myself”, huh?

          • WhittakerWalt

            Picking apart Girardi’s strange bullpen moves and mocking his banal postgame comments is something that many, if not most, people on this page do. It’s all in good fun, and your fucking hall monitor bullshit is totally over the line.

  • flamingo

    I just got in – not quite sure I believe the box score. WHAT HAPPENED?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      They scored, we scored, we scored a lot, they scored, we scored and then they scored a little more. oh and the pitching could have been better.

    • Effthisnoise

      If you ask Greg, the hit fairies magically appeared and chipped away at every brilliant move Girardi made with his manager and binder prowess. Real talk, Lowe was probably yanked too soon when he could of eaten some innings and let the bullpen rest. Instead wade shit the bed and joba got 3 ground balls that turned into 2 runs

      • The Real Greg

        If you ask me Cory Wade shit the bed and didn’t do what he was asked to do.

        And that’s not the manager’s fault.

        Why don’t simple people understand this concept.

        • Matt

          It is most definitely the manager’s fault. He took out a guy who had shown he could record outs and throw up zeroes to bring in a guy who had not pitched in 11 days and may not be sharp, hence possibly forcing him to use many other overworked relievers to finish off the game.

          It is amazing how incapable you are of thinking for yourself.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          YOU’RE asking why people don’t understand a concept?

          Scene: We are in a kitchen. On top of a counter, we see a POT and a KETTLE. Both are a metallic black color.

          POT: Hey, Kettle.

          KETTLE: Yeah?

          POT: You’re black.

          End Scene

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You are not massaging his titty appropriately there.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    i’m glad the yanks are winning. i’m just happy they have the lead. i’m just not going to complain because they are winning.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Leave.

      • The Real Greg

        No I completely agree with him.

        Complaining on a win shows snobbiness and greed.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          yes. this is where i am going with this. isn’t it good that the yanks are winning and are in first place!? how many teams can say that right now? I’m going to enjoy this.

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

          No one is complaining that they’re winning. That’s a ridiculous notion.

          Complaints would be like: “It was a 10-4 ballgame, Soriano has pitched a fricken’ ton lately, the A’s are next after this series, a much better team than the Jays, so the fact that Sori had to warm up and may pitch in this game is ridiculous.”

          You never seem to grasp that the events of one game can have an impact on the game(s) that follow.

          • The Real Greg

            No complaining during a win ever.

            Why do we play. We play to win the game.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              We win to salvage your serotonin levels.

            • Tom

              Nice job by Robertson.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I agree. It’s a bit too much hyperbole, though. It’s the stretch run. If your closer needs to pitch, your closer needs to pitch.

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

              You would just like it if the closer didn’t have to pitch every day, and especially when the game was such that the closer shouldn’t have even had to touch a baseball.

              Like yesterday – no complaints at all with Soriano for a four out save in the first game, and no complaints for the second game either. Close games, he’s there to finish those.

              Fortunately, he’s not in tonight. I would’ve had a coronary if he was. And not because of Joe – because of the middle relief (read: Wade) not doing its job.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            no no, everything has ramification, but still, enjoy a win without tearing apart what has gone wrong, at least for a little while. every win isn’t going to be perfect.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        sarcasm rob. look up.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Yeah, both of you need to look it up.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            no, i meant look at the above comments. everyone is bitching about how they yanks and girardi are screwing up, yet they’re winning. enjoy the win and smile, have a beer, smoke some rizza and enjoy.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Dude, I know. I jokingly said “leave” because you were making too much sense. I do something sarcastic like that, I don’t know, three times a day on here?

              • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                well, you got me this time. i’ll be back to avenge my defeat next time Optimus.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I’ll be waiting. :)

                  It’s all good. Greg’s fault, really.

                  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                    stupid greg. i’ll be waiting the bushes outaide with some silly string.

                  • The Real Greg

                    I’m sorry. I just hate people blaming Girardi for stuff that goes on on the field. The players are being paid the most money and they should get the blame first.

                    Sometimes I speak before I think. I apologize for that,

                    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                      greg, just a bit of joshing here. i agree with you.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Yanks are winning in the 9th. Let’s argue the merits of an inning of Derek Lowe earlier in the game.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      rob, i think we’re on the same page here.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Of course we are.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    Carreno = Mo

  • Effthisnoise

    Throw the curve

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

    Well, hope DRob doesn’t replicate his performance yesterday, or of his previous closing efforts.

  • your mom

    Robertson makes sense here, but I don’t know. . . . . .

  • Effthisnoise

    Wow an 0 2 curve!

  • flamingo

    Oh hey, look, a swinging strike on a curveball.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    Girl-name is now batting. Good luck, chick! LOL!

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      Just as I thought. Failure! LOL!

  • Effthisnoise

    Another curve strike out….wow this is so revolutionary

  • Chilango

    DRob’s on tonight.

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

    That curve is such a ridiculous K pitch.

    DRob really should throw that more.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      The sad thing is it really feels as if everybody has noticed this but D-Rob and Rothschild.

      • RetroRob

        They’ve noticed it. They’re just not telling us what’s going on. : -)

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

    Well, it’s not an untuck, but it’s a W.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    Hughes leads the team in wins. LOL!

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      he’s pitched pretty well since april.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      16 wins would lead a hell of a lot of teams in baseball. A very, very nice recovery from a guy we’d left for dead in April.

      • vicki

        and assuming a regular rotation he’s got starts coming against minny and toronto again. sixteen and counting.

  • vicki

    socks looking mighty high there!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    hey look! robbie can close! never woulda thunk it.

  • Effthisnoise

    So maybe robertsons move should be to pull his pants down over The socks

  • your mom

    Nice job DRob.

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

    Mitch Williams: “I think the Orioles are gonna win that division.”

    Of course you do Mitch.

    (Please don’t bother arguing this. Baltimore obviously has a legit chance. If I want to be snarky, let me.)

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I put Mitch Williams’s opinions on baseball at approximately the same level as I put my pet dog’s opinions on baseball. Perhaps his are a tad lower. Both are miles ahead of Skip Bayless’s opinions.

    • The Real Greg

      Wonder if he still has nightmares of Joe Carter at night.

    • WhittakerWalt

      The only thing Mitch was worse at than analyzing games was closing them.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Just win, baby. Great sweep. That was the appetizer. Oakland will be the main dish.

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

    Even Swish haters have to admit that he doesn’t give vanilla interviews.

  • vicki

    yanks and jints both made it interesting from about 10:15 to 10:45. order restored.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I think Ichiro’s interpreter called an audible there. I specifically heard him say “Axisa, suck my nuts” in Japanese.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Good things happen when Robbie throws that curveball.

  • Joe

    Nice game guys.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Is it humanly possible for Carolina to possibly play any worse?

    • Joe

      I can’t wait for the Giants to play the Eagles on Sunday Night. Going to see them have a real test. They should blow out Tampa Bay and Carolina.

    • The Real Greg

      Some people had them coming out of that division. Why?

  • Joe

    Goodnight guys. I’m gonna get some much needed sleep. Go Yankees!