Game 149 Spillover Thread


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

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  1. Pinstripes In Cali says:

    sweet rally.

  2. EDDARD says:

    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.

  3. Tom says:

    The Yankees need a big crooked # here.

  4. Mike Axisa says:

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

  5. Cy Pettitte says:

    ICHIRO! he is the MVP of the week.

  6. The Real Greg says:


  7. jjyank says:

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

  8. Tony says:

    Ichiro is just amazing right now!

  9. Yankeefan says:


  10. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  11. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Holy Ichiro!!!

  12. Hummingbird S. says:

    vintage ichiro!!!

  13. EDDARD says:

    Best trade Cashman ever made, period.

  14. Pinstripes In Cali says:

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

  15. Tom Q says:

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

  16. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  17. Tom says:

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

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

  18. Leg-End says:

    Ichiro is tons of fun to watch right now.

  19. EDDARD says:

    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

  20. Pat D says:

    Can’t spell Ichiro without hiro.

    Damn, that was lame.

  21. Chilango says:

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

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

  23. your mom says:

    Swing the bat dude.

  24. RkyMtnYank says:

    Damn, thought Ichiro broke RAB.

  25. jjyank says:

    Break. It. Open.

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

  27. Pat D says:

    10-0 Giants.

  28. Cy Pettitte says:


  29. Effthisnoise says:


  30. Get Phelps Up says:

    38 year old Derek fucking Jeter people.

  31. Stratman9652 says:

    Partying like its 1999 around here.

  32. EDDARD says:

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

  33. Effthisnoise says:

    Time for swish to break out

  34. your mom says:

    Swisher please get a run in.

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

  36. I remember the Texas one.

    When did Swish hit the other grand slam?

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh sheeeeiiitt SWISH!

  38. Joe says:


  39. The Real Greg says:



  41. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Garbage. Time.

    Loving the offense.

  42. Get Phelps Up says:

    Swisher makes it Garbage Time(tm)!

  43. Hummingbird S. says:

    now that’s the offense we like to see

  44. Stratman9652 says:

    Love it when he does that.

  45. jjyank says:


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

  46. DT says:

    Rally Killing GrandSlam

  47. RkyMtnYank says:

    Ok Swish, you’re forgiven!

  48. Chilango says:

    Swisher blows it open. He was one due dude…

  49. Pat D says:

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

  50. Cuso says:

    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

  51. DC says:


  52. Alan says:

    Nick Swisha

  53. Get Phelps Up says:

    Hope we can see Warren and Melky v2 this game.

  54. Jack says:

    Garbage time is the best time.

  55. Karl Krawfid says:

    Now this is Yankee Baseball folks.

  56. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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 says:

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

      Did they really hit him?

      • handtius says:

        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 says:

          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)

          • handtius says:

            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 says:

              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.

              • handtius says:

                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 says:

                  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.

                  • handtius says:

                    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

      • jjyank says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        Homer and Double

        Maybe not in quantity but definitely in quality

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  57. Anthony says:

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

  58. Tom says:

    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.

  59. your mom says:

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

  60. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    7 runs this inning on 3 hits. Nice.

  61. MannyGeee says:

    Damn you Swisher and your garbage time grand slams!

  62. handtius says:

    Jeeze, only 8 runs!rally killing grandslams suck.

  63. Oof.

    Was fearing a requisite home run there against Hughes.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      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.

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

  65. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

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

  67. Nice Scheister says:

    C’mon Phil! Get this dude!

  68. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  69. RkyMtnYank says:

    And there it is!

  70. jjyank says:

    God damnit. Do not make this interesting!

  71. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hughes man are you serious?

  72. Well, there was the requisite Hughes home run.

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

  73. MartinRanger says:

    Thanks, Phil. JFC.

  74. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  75. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  76. Leg-End says:

    Obligatory Hughes HR.

  77. Nice Scheister says:

    Damn…C’mon Phillip!

  78. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    At least Phil timed his bad start correctly.

  79. Pat D says:

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

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

  80. tyrone sharpton says:

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

  81. The obvious text poll answer is Detroit.

  82. Tom Q says:

    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.

  83. Pat D says:

    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.

  84. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    wtf happened there?

  85. EDDARD says:

    LOL, just stand their Kelly Johnson. Bench him.

  86. Nice Scheister says:

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

  87. Get Phelps Up says:

    Baseball. Player.

  88. RetroRob says:

    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.

  89. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gimmie dem 2 runs back baby

  90. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Yankees chowing on the extra-RISPY tonight.

  91. Joe says:

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

  92. Stratman9652 says:

    Wanna see Swish homer from both sides tonight.

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  93. EDDARD says:

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

  94. Pat D says:

    20-0 Giants.

  95. your mom says:

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

  96. Nice Scheister says:

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

  97. Pat D says:


  98. Nice Scheister says:

    Pasta lunging Jeter.

  99. Tom says:

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

  100. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    6 run lead and walk the #9 hitter.

  101. Matt says:

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

  102. RetroRob says:

    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.

  103. handtius says:

    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 says:

      Maybe 8th or 9th inning.

      • handtius says:

        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 says:

          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.

  104. Nice Scheister says:

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

  105. Nice Scheister says:

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

  106. Pat D says:

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

  107. Joe says:

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

  108. vicki says:

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

  109. Brian S. says:

    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.

  110. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Throw fucking strikes please.

  111. Joe says:

    Double Play!

  112. Nice Scheister says:

    Good AJ!

  113. Tom says:

    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.

  114. Ramses Barden has a 7/123 night going on?

    Giants know how to develop WRs.

  115. The Real Greg says:

    Well we still cant trust Cory Wade

  116. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    That’s not gonna earn you more innings Corey.

  117. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  118. vicki says:

    there’s mike a’s kelly johnson.

  119. Ok there, Corey Wade. Try sucking less now.

  120. handtius says:

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

  121. MartinRanger says:

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

  122. JonS says:

    Wade looks like he never left…lol

  123. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  124. Nice Scheister says:

    He’s not gonna make the post season roster.

  125. vicki says:

    i reverse jinxed cam newton and i’m sorry.

  126. Brian S. says:

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

  127. handtius says:

    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?

  128. Joe says:

    Dwyane Wade or Corey Wade?

  129. Tom says:

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

  130. WhittakerWalt says:


  131. Wow, Corey.

    Way to make this a game.

  132. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ah damn Come on Dickerson.

  133. 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 says:

      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)

  134. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  135. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ 5 run lead throw some fucking strikes.

  136. Cy Pettitte says:

    Soriano is up? you gotta be shitting me.

  137. The fact that Soriano is warming is just fucken ridiculous.

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

    Seriously. No easy games with this team.

  139. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  140. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol Boston.

  141. Mike says:

    Walkoff HR for Tampa

  142. your mom says:

    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.

  143. Effthisnoise says:

    This is so sad

  144. Karl Krawfid says:

    Rare to see Soriano smile lol

  145. Matt says:

    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 says:

      Because Derek Lowe is unreliable.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        …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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

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

              • Matt says:

                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.”

        • Mike Axisa says:

          You have a weird definition of “sharp.”

          • Matt says:

            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.

            • Mike Axisa says:

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

              • Matt says:

                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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

                    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 says:

                      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 says:

                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 says:

      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

    • Matt says:

      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)

  146. RkyMtnYank says:

    Hmmm, I’ve never seen Soriano smile before.

    • handtius says:

      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.

  147. WhittakerWalt says:

    Tying run is up.

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

  149. Effthisnoise says:

    Poor joba 3 ground balls 1 out 2 runs

  150. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  151. Karl Krawfid says:

    Some great Defense this inning.

  152. handtius says:

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

  153. Nice Scheister says:

    MFIKY…..smiling? WTF?!

  154. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  155. Chilango says:

    Can we start booing yet?

  156. Nice Scheister says:


  157. The Real Greg says:

    That’s all on Cory Wade.

  158. WhittakerWalt says:

    Exhale. Joba got away with one there.

  159. And that inning is finally over.

  160. your mom says:

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

  161. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Well isn’t this just fucking peachy.

    I suppose an easy win was out of the question…

  162. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  163. flamingo says:

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

    • handtius says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

          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

  164. handtius says:

    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.

  165. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  166. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Carreno = Mo

  167. Effthisnoise says:

    Throw the curve

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

  169. your mom says:

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

  170. Effthisnoise says:

    Wow an 0 2 curve!

  171. flamingo says:

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

  172. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

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

  173. Effthisnoise says:

    Another curve strike out….wow this is so revolutionary

  174. Chilango says:

    DRob’s on tonight.

  175. That curve is such a ridiculous K pitch.

    DRob really should throw that more.

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

  177. Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW) says:

    Hughes leads the team in wins. LOL!

  178. vicki says:

    socks looking mighty high there!

  179. handtius says:

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

  180. Effthisnoise says:

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

  181. your mom says:

    Nice job DRob.

  182. 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.)

  183. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

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

  185. vicki says:

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

  186. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  187. WhittakerWalt says:

    Good things happen when Robbie throws that curveball.

  188. Joe says:

    Nice game guys.

  189. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  190. Joe says:

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

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