Sep
21

Game 150: Payback

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The Yankees and Athletics have played two series this season, a pair of sweeps that bookend New York’s great midsummer stretch. The Yanks won three straight in Oakland in late-May, won 31 of their next 44 games, then lost four straight in Oakland in late-July. Now the season series comes to the Bronx for the first time, and everyone is looking for some revenge after that four-game sweep.

That said, these games are probably a little more meaningful that you realize. Obviously the Yankees need to win as many games as possible to maintain their AL East lead, but should they fall back and have to settle for a wildcard spot, they could easily end up playing the Athletics in the play-in game. Since the A’s currently lead the season series 4-3, that play-in game would be played in their ballpark. If the Yankees win this series and the two clubs finish with the same overall record, the game would be played in the Bronx because they (currently) hold the tiebreaker. The Athletics are a much different team at home than on the road, so yeah, keep winning. Here’s the starting nine…

DH Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
CF Curtis Granderson
Russell Martin
1B Eric Chavez
LF Ichiro Suzuki
SS Eduardo Nunez

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • CP

    Is the location of the play-in game decided by the head to head record or the overall season record?

    • Nice Scheister

      Somewhere in Delaware. The Blue Rocks stadium I believe?

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

      Head-to-head record, then the first tie-breaker is intra-division record. If the Yanks win two of three this weekend, the season series will be tied at five.

      • Now Batting

        So there’s no incentive for two wildcard teams to play for the better overall record?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I think head-to-head only applies if the two teams finish tied.
          Otherwise the team with the best record would have home field advantage for the wild card game.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I’m copying my comment from when I went to the Yanks-A’s game in Oakland on July 20th.

    Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:
    July 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I was at the game last night. My notes:

    1. My wife’s new favorite player is, as she now calls him, “Yo-penis Cespedes.”

    2. Oakland’s stadium might be ugly and the fans relatively sparse, but the bleacher people are pretty good and knowledgable fans and are fun to be around.

    3. Milwaukee has racing sausages during the game. Washington has racing presidents. Yankee Stadium has racing subway trains (do they still do that?). Oakland is so crappy, they don’t even have good enough graphics to do something like trains or cars. They just have these circular colored chips (like poker chips) that slide along a track as their between-inning racing entertainment. You’re supposed to root for one of the three colors for some reason. It’s really the dumbest thing ever.

    4. Disappointing result, but it was a good game overall. This was the 2nd walk-off loss I’ve been to in Oakland — the other one was Scutaro’s homer off Mariano. I have to say, a small part of me gets a kick out of seeing the players and fans celebrate a walk-off even if it’s a loss for me, as long as it’s not a particularly important game. The Scutaro game was a real shocker though, that sucked.

    5. When Chavez came to bat, I was waiting to see the fans’ reception. Strangely, there was nothing. Then the PA announced his name after the first pitch for some reason, and then everyone started booing. I was pretty surprised, both that they didn’t realize he was up to bat before it was announced and that they booed him. What did he ever do to deserve that?

  • Nice Scheister

    CC!!!! We need the big man to stop sucking and open up his heart! If his heart is open, he can give love and receive love and if you love some one or something you love. If your heart is open, love will always find its way in. CC, we want to love you again!

    • The Guns of Navarone

      YOUR AURA IS PURPLE!! IT’S PURPLE!!!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Granderson and Swisher striking out a combined four times on Parker chaneups feels like a certainty to me. That said, I think CC dominates this lineup en route to an easy win.

    • Nice Scheister

      Four times each is a likelihood, four times combined at minimum.

    • Chilango

      ARod will throw in another pair of K’s I bet.

  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    Unless we want to see Moneyball II at a theatre near you, we’ve got to take care of these A’s.

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

    CC’s finished line tonight 8IP 2ER 7Ks 2BB, however he will be called ‘not an ace’ for most of the game because he’s going to give up both runs in the same inning, both a half inning later after the Yankees score their first run, but the final score is going to be 5-2.

    • jjyank

      I don’t give a shit what he’s called around here, I’d sign up for that line in a heartbeat.

    • Chilango

      If he finishes with those numbers I for one will call him an ace.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I don’t care what he’s called, he needs to win a fricking game down the stretch.

  • jjyank

    Nice start for the big man. Keep it going.

  • Karl Krawfid

    The way CC is throwing doesn’t even look the same.

    • The Real Greg

      No. He looks tentative.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    The A’s going for the Sons of Anarchy look…

    • vicki

      i haven’t seen the show. is it about a buncha douchebags?

  • The Real Greg

    I know its defintiely in hindsight, but the Yankees maybe should have reconsidered the extension.

    • Brian S.

      Should have signed Darvish instead.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        *should of

        • jjyank

          What? No, Brian was right. Should have.

          • The Guns of Navarone

            Old RAB meme

            • jjyank

              Oh, my bad. That’s a grammar pet peeve of mine, so I needed to jump on it.

      • The Real Greg

        I wouldn’t say that either.

        16-9 3.90 ERA

        • The Guns of Navarone

          http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....y-abusive/

          Darvish has been a beast. I personally always wanted him and I think he’s going to be incredibly tough going forward for a number of years.

        • Brian S.

          lol win-loss record to make a point

          • The Real Greg

            I was pointing more towards his ERA

    • jjyank

      Part of the extension was the opt out. If he opted out and went elsewhere, how comfortable would we all have been coming into the season? Probably terrified.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Almost 20 pitches in the first.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC is toast. can’t put anyone away.

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

    CC doing his best 2011 Phil Hughes impression early on…

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Holy shit CC is average

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

    Does Cespedes still have a ridiculously out of proportion barrel chest?

    • vicki

      you saw the video? yes, he has. and he’s pretty short.

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

        No, I remember from last time we played them out on the coast, he is just such a strangely proportioned person. Like you said, he’s not tall, short legs, longish arms, and a gigantic barrel chest.

  • The Real Greg

    Struck out the side though.

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

    So for all the lamenting of CC this inning (including a comment by me) CC struck out the side.

    • The Real Greg

      He did. But he looked so uncomfortable and tentative. He wasn’t attacking.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Still Only 91mph on that fastball though.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yeah but it seems he won’t last long again.

      His stuff just looks flat.

    • jjyank

      If the Reddick at bat wasn’t so long, nobody would have said anything. But Reddick is also having a great year, so whatever. He got through it.

    • Chilango

      True but he’s in the low 90’s and he hung 2 or 3 breaking balls. Hope he finds the feel…

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Do you really strike out the side when you allow a baserunner? I always thought you had to strike out all three batters you face but I could be wrong. I always think it’s odd when a pitcher gives up a few runs but records the three outs on a strikeout and Kay says, “He strikes out the side!”

      • jjyank

        No, striking out the side just means you got all the outs on K’s. But he allowed one base runner, so it’s not really a big deal either way.

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

        “Striking out the side” just simply means you recorded all the outs in the inning via strike out. “Striking out the side IN ORDER” is much more impressive and is not allowing a baserunner.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Right. It’s weird, I’m 30 and I always thought “striking out the side” meant striking out the side in order. Live and learn. I am a better person today.

      • vicki

        i think if you k all three hitters you face you get to use the exclamation point.

  • jjyank

    God damn it, I sat Parker in fantasy tonight, so the Yankees are supposed to fucking kill him now!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Are you fucking joking?

    CC throws all those pitches and the swing and make outs on the first 2.

  • The Real Greg

    I dont mind Jeter swinging at the first pitch. Swisher though, come on…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    CC had a long inning.

    So the first two hitters swing at the first pitch.

    Use your heads please.

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

      ^This. I know you guys are all going to defend Derek w/ how great he is when he swings at the first pitch, and he does have good numbers, but there is such a thing as “situational hitting” when there is no one out and nobody on base. If you know your pitcher labored the previous inning, take a few pitches. Same can be said for Swisher this past inning, especially since a lot of his value comes from taking deep counts.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        They’re “plan” for Parker may very well be to attack him early to avoid his changeup when behind in the count.

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

          There’s a difference between attacking early and swinging first pitch (after your starter threw like 23 pitches the previous half inning)

  • Tom

    While the slider is clearly CC’s best pitch I wonder about the long term impact of his dramatically increased usage might be.

    He’s close to 27% this year, after being around 20%-21% the last 3 years.

    While he’s lost about 1.5mph off his fasbtall, he really has lowered that usage (and his changeup) in exchange for the slider. I have to wonder (pure speculation) if that is part of the reason for his fastball command issues and maybe even some of the lost velocity.

    • jjyank

      It makes sense. If you’re having fastball trouble, it’s only natural to rely more on breaking balls. And the change up goes hand in hand with the fastball. If the fastball is slowing down/not that good, the change may not be an effective either.

    • RkyMtnYank

      He appears to have lost more off his fastball than that. Looks closer to 3 or 4mph at this moment.

      • Tom

        I was quoting an average velocity, it varies a lot for him (both over the course of the game and the course of the season)

  • your mom

    FAIL.

  • Brian S.

    lol 7 pitches

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

    I feel so gross rooting for Boston, so I’m rooting for Orioles players to fail, not Boston players to succeed.

    • jjyank

      What’s wrong with Skynet?

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

        I thought that joke was a little stale, but if we’re still going with it, GO SKYNET!!!

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

    From the radio call of that out, I’m just going to assume that ball would’ve dropped for a hit if we had Raul/Andruw out there.

    • jjyank

      Absolutely.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Would have been at least a double.

    • Brian S.

      Inside the park home run more likely.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice quick inning.

  • The Real Greg

    Much quicker inning for CC

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

    Cool, what was that like an 8 pitch inning for CC? And he got that last fast ball up to 93…good sign for things going forward.

  • jjyank

    Needed that inning, CC. Now maybe the offense can give you a breather.

  • The Real Greg

    This is why its hard to work this guy’s pitch count. He is pumping strikes into the zone.

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

      …as Arod opens the inning w/ a 7 pitch AB.

  • The Real Greg

    His changeup is nasty.

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

    That sniveling bastard I spoke of in the series preview thread decided to go for the kill-shot on me, and one of the pitchers he picked off was, yes, Jarrod fricken’ Parker.

    Now I have twice the reason to hope the Yankees annihilate his ass tonight. And not a moment too soon.

    • jjyank

      I sat Parker in fantasy. That’s probably why he’s doing well. Damn it.

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

        I’m not sure this guy knew what he was doing.

        He would’ve been able to exceed the SP limit if he kept things as was. As it is, he actually exceeds the limit when Ervin Santana toes the rubber tonight in Anaheim, and he also has Vogelsong who starts thereafter. I’m pretty sure he won’t get credit for that start (for better or worse).

        Like I said, this is a kill-shot move. If it works, like every other damn pitching move of his has, I probably won’t be able to catch him regardless of what tactics I employ over the next two days.

        Just annoying that sitting Chris Carpenter today is about the first move this week that proved to be smart. Two short starts, a crappy outing from AJ Griffin, AJ Burnett, etc. etc. etc.

        I guess that’s the logic, though. For the smaller guys to beat the 19-1 behemoth, they need some breaks. And he’s gotten a friggen ton.

        /end useless rant

        • jjyank

          Haha I feel ya.

          I on the other hand, am feeling very confident. I finished with the best record in the league (214-125-12) and am currently whooping my opponent in the Semifinal, 13-3.

          I’ve mostly benefitted from breaks and dumb opponent moves. Some idiot dropped Ryan Zimmerman back in June, who I gladly snatched up. Also got huge years out of guys I didn’t expect, such as Allan Craig and Ian Desmond.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Change up pitcher.

    Game over.

    • The Real Greg

      Not only that, a changeup pitcher who hides it well, has a good fastball to complement and pounds the strikezone

      • Karl Krawfid

        Opponents were hitting 285 off of his fastball.

        185 off of his change.

        • The Real Greg

          Which is why the Yankees were swinging early in the count trying to not let him get ahead.

          • Tom

            Let’s start small this inning – get a ball out of the infield. (then a hit, then a run… then Swisher grandslam!)

  • Brian S.

    Kurtis Kranderson

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great strike zone btw.

  • Nice Scheister

    I’m convinced Granderson just guesses up there. That looked awful.

    • WhittakerWalt

      He guesses and he doesn’t cut down on his swing with two strikes. His two-strike swings are huge cuts, and he misses the ball by a foot routinely.

  • Nice Scheister

    At least Martin made contact… Progress.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    It looks like only a matter of time before CC serves one up. Really hope the Yankees can get something going against Parker.

    • Nice Scheister

      It’s inevitable. A CC that we USED to know…he wouldn’t be a lock to Hughes up one over the short porch. Alas, that somebody that we used to know.

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

      Really? Fastball settling in at 93, 20 pitches over the past two innings, maybe 3 hard hit ball all game so far…seems like he’s settling in nicely.

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

    Come on CC…there’s no reason to go 2-0 on a guy like Rosales.

  • The Real Greg

    Big strikezone tonight.

  • jjyank

    Nice hustle, Chavy! And nice inning by CC. Please offense, let’s do something.

  • vicki

    hot.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Not sure what Kay was looking at. He was way safe. And I haven’t even looked at replay yet.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      huh?

      Might want to look at the replay.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Yeah, I just did look at both YES views. Safe on both counts. By a wide margin

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          My9 I mean (courtesy of MLB network)

  • Leg-End

    First Base ump was hobbling after that call.

  • RkyMtnYank

    The first base ump hurt himself making that out call, too funny.

  • nsalem

    First Commandment for Eric Chavez Thou shalt not dive (especially with Tex on the DL)

  • Chilango

    Lay off the change and Get CC some runs. NOW

  • your mom

    Ichiro might have to bail this offense out again.

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

    I love our line up vs RHP now. the 7-9 are hitting a combined .281 as opposed to our line vs LHP where the combined average is like .210. I know, batting average isn’t everything, but you know…small positives man.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ichi-shirt!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ichi magic.

  • The Real Greg

    Ichiro

  • Nice Scheister

    Less Cowgill…more COWBELL…
    http://funnyordie.com/m/458I

  • Chilango

    A first for everything,. lol

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

      You can watch baseball everyday, and every game you’ll see something original.

  • Leg-End

    Ichiro with the shirt assisted hit.

  • bring buck back

    I am kinda impressed that Joe has gone a few games in a row without using Jones or Ibanez. Even willing to put Chavez at first to make it happen. Chavez isn’t great either these days, but at least he burned out in August instead of June. Was REALLY impressed the other night when Joe PHed Ibanez, lefty came in to face him, and Joe PHed a righty instead of letting Ibanez face the lefty. Granted, Pearce over Nunez was a debatable choice, but at least Joe is making progress.

    Sabathia does not look good tonight. I expect a collapse in the 5th or 6th. It looks like we have two guaranteed losses in the ALDS because Sabathia will start games 1 and 4. Guarantee another loss because of this spotty offense, and there’s your series. Oh well, I have plans for October anyway.

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

      Was REALLY impressed the other night when Joe PHed Ibanez, lefty came in to face him, and Joe PHed a righty instead of letting Ibanez face the lefty.

      You are not the only one. As for the rest of your post..normal gloom and doom stuff.

    • jjyank

      Gloom much?

      CC labored a bit in the Reddick at bat in the first, but that was kind of it. If you are expecting a collapse, why watch? Can’t be very fun.

  • Nice Scheister

    UNTUCK!! C’mon now!

  • Pat D

    So my dad just called that a “shit.”

    I mean, you couldn’t call it a “shirt,” that wouldn’t make sense either.

  • Brian S.

    Come on Nunez…2-0 to strikeout?

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

      don’t worry, he’s the spark plug the team needs man.

      • Brian S.

        He’s like my favorite player but he needs to do better to make me look good.

        • Brian S.

          I really do feel like I have a stake in how he performs.

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

            Haha we all feel that way about players we take a personal liking in.

            • Brian S.

              Not all players are as controversial as Nunez though. Defending him has been rough at times

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

                I agree, because I like him a lot too, but not to he extent of some people. I completely understood his demotion earlier this year.

  • your mom

    Damn change-up!

  • vicki

    however long it lasts ichiro is the most exciting player we’ve seen in a long while.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Terrible call

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Fucking umpire is unbelievable.

  • Chilango

    No way that’s a strike.

  • WhittakerWalt

    That was low.

  • The Real Greg

    Both sides are being give a huge strikezone. CC was give a K last inning on a pitch up and away.

  • Leg-End

    Huge zone tonight for both teams.

  • your mom

    CC may not have to worry about protecting a lead tonight because he may never get one. But then again, CC could keep this shutout going as well.

  • jjyank

    No, Michael Kay. Things are always running through YOUR head. Because it’s fucking huge!

  • Nice Scheister

    If an at bat starts without a RISP then a player either advances to 2nd or 3rd via a SB or passed ball, does it still count as an AB with the RISP? Or must the entire AB have a runner in scoring position?

    • Tom

      Any part of the AB. (so that would have been a RISP opportunity for Jeter last inning from a statistics perspective)

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Still counts as RISPFail.

    • Nice Scheister

      Thanks jj and mom, I thought so just wanted to confirm.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    95!! He lives!

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

    I don’t like falling behind 2-0 to Reddick…he and Cespedes are like the only two players on this team I actually fear.

    • your mom

      I fear Donaldson, Drew and Rosales because those are the type of nobodies that seem to get the big hit against CC.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Catfish, Goose, Reggie, Rickey

  • The Real Greg

    Boston takes a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Ciriaco

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

      I immediately got upset when I saw this. Then remembered they’re playing the Orioles, so I got happy, then I immediately felt disgusted in myself for being excited for Giraffe Man doing anything positive.

      • Anthony

        lmao

    • your mom

      I still hate Ciriaco with a passion.

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

        +1

  • Joe

    Got 2 Wild Card tickets. Deadline is Sunday morning!

  • Pat D

    I just realized that Reddick better not make any visits to Montana anytime soon.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Fucking awesome inning by CC. Looks like he might have found it.

  • jjyank

    Just like that, CC is on pace for 8 innings after the long first.

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

      I might need to make revisions to my prediction for his final line tonight.

      • jjyank

        No jinxing.

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

          Not jinxing anything, just saying I don’t think he’s going to walk anybody else all game =P

  • Cy Pettitte

    Good to see the immortal Pedro Ciriaco doing some damage against the O’s.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Even Cespedes’s popups are scary.

  • vicki

    12.5 pitches/inning. nice.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Now it’s run scoring time.

  • Joe

    Swisher heating up?

  • jjyank

    Nice start, Swish. Let’s make something happen here boys!

  • Brian S.

    2 run shot Cano calling it.

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

    Fearing that 9th inning comeback last night may have awoken the Rays.

    They are crushing Villanueva tonight.

    • jjyank

      Is that so bad though? I think I actually want the Rays to stay competitive, since they play the O’s again at the end of the season. I want them to have something to fight for by then. By something I mean the wild card, of course.

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

        Yeah, but I’ve felt all along that the Rays are a venomous playoff team to deal with, just from the pitching POV.

        I kinda just want them finished. Interestingly enough, a great weekend for the Yankees could also beget a great weekend for the Rays. No point in worrying about it, since we can only concern ourselves with the Yankees, just something to follow.

        • jjyank

          Agreed about the Rays in the playoffs. I don’t want them to make it, but in an ideal world, they’ll fight hard against the O’s, allowing us the take the division.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        This

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

    Great AB by Swish, 8 pitches and a base hit to show for it.

  • The Real Greg

    That was a hanging change. Need more of those.

  • Tom

    A ball out of the infield.

    #baby steps

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

    Curious, did Alex get that blown by him? (the 1-0 pitch)

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

    No GIDP’s here.

  • Mike N

    Just got home. Evening Yankee peeps!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Please make contact Curtis… my goodness.

  • your mom

    Not the guy I want to see at bat.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Jon Lester sucks.

  • Tom

    Curtis needs to think get CF here (so he doesn’t roll over on the change or outside fastball)

  • Joe

    Dammit Boston.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Grandy fouled off the strikeout pitch. He’s goin yard

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

    Got a live look in right before that foul ball. Just missed a double there.

  • Mike N

    C’mon, Grandy!

  • Mike N

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

  • jjyank

    Thank you Grandy.

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

    Good Job Grandy!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice job Curtis.

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

    Very glad Curtis managed to make contact there and get that run home.

    At two strikes, I had to expect a K.

  • The Real Greg

    Great at bat by Granderson.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Props to Curtis there.

  • Chilango

    Great AB by Swish and Granderson.

  • Pat D

    Looks like he might have left early.

  • Joe

    CC, do your job big fella!

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

    I’m digging this Bruce Springsteen playoff music.

    • jjyank

      Never been a Springsteen fan. But I do like the commercials.

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

        2010 was awful, with Kid Rock. I don’t remember 2009.

        Written in the Stars was an excellent one last year.

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

          Written in the Stars was good the first few times I heard it was pretty good…after 3 or so weeks I wanted to stab my self in the ears.

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

            welcome to the Redundant Department of Redundancy.

        • jjyank

          Kid Rock is indeed awful. I will still await The Offspring year. They will always be my favorite band. I’m gonna throw this out there, since it is still one of my favorite pump up songs. I used to listen to it before every game in high school.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkzVHer6B8A

        • Joe

          Written in the Stars is awesome. Springsteen sucks.

      • vicki

        same here. and the song last year was brutal.

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

    For some reason “The Daily News Fifth” always makes me nervous. I hope CC gets through this inning quick.

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

      Well, it did backfire last week.

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

    Justin Tuck is one awesome motherfucker.

    • Pat D

      Sadly my time at Notre Dame did not correspond with his.

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

    One good part about tonight’s Daily News Fifth: The question given to Jeets about playing somewhere else was “reworded” in the printed version of the interview. Apparently the question was more along the lines of ” If you were in a situation like Peyton Manning was where he WAS NO LONGER WANTED would you play elsewhere?”

    • jjyank

      Really? Well that changes the context quite a bit.

      • Pat D

        Doesn’t seem like everyone is taken out of context when people react negatively to what they said.

        I mean, that’s been the defense for…oh, right, can’t go there.

        • jjyank

          Heh. I hear you.

        • Pat D

          Should have been an “it” between “doesn’t” and “seem.”

  • Mike N

    Loving CC’s pitch count right now!

  • Joe

    Not sure if you guys saw my comment above, but did anyone else buy playoff tickets for the Wild Card round?

  • Nice Scheister

    Where did that 0-1 pitch miss?

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

    C.C.’s slider hasn’t been this good in months.

    • The Real Greg

      Yes. Down and in to righties.

      • Mike N

        Yeah. That shit is fucking vicious.

    • Chilango

      CC hasn’t been this good in months.

      • Joe

        Boom.

  • Mike N

    YEEEHAHHH!!!!!!11

  • Mike N

    So Melky voluntarily dropped out of batting title contention?

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

      Did he really? If so props to him. I’m still waiting for Braun to give his up from last season.

      • Pat D

        You gon’ be waitin’ a while.

        Melky is trying to repair his rep so that someone will give him a contract this offseason.

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

        As far as we know, Ryan Braun did nothing wrong.

        If he did, then MLB fucked it up and ruined the certainty of it. That’s not Ryan’s fault.

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

          I know it sounds kind of conspiracy-nut like, but I think Braun did juice and the MLB wanted/wants him to be one of those face of the game types so they swept it under the rug.

        • Tom

          What do you mean?

          He had an artificial metabolite in his urine sample. Unless you believe someone put it there (accidentally or intentionally), he failed the TWO different drug test (epi ratio and a the followup CIR test which identifies the substance).

          The appeal only said they couldn’t suspend him because the procedure wasn’t followed to the T… that shouldn’t be confused with saying the test results were invalid.

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

            I didn’t say for certain he was innocent.

            He just wasn’t proven guilty.

            I know those are two vastly distinct things. But, IMO, if you aren’t proven guilty, then it really can’t be hung against him. MLB didn’t follow proper protocol? That’s their fault. If that means Braun slipped away with drug abuse, then so be it. At least this wasn’t OJ-type shit.

  • Brian S.

    Don’t jinx it you guys

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

      John already has, and I’m pretty sure it’s every other word from Micheal Kay’s mouth.

  • Anthony

    CC looking sharp! Striking out the side (in order, as I’ve just learned from above).

  • Pat D

    Can Alzheimer’s really be an “epidemic” when it’s not a communicable disease? I mean, I see that it’s predicted to effect 1 in 85 people by 2050 (if we’re all still here then), but how do they know that?

    • Anthony

      Good question. The medicine nerd in me knows that an epidemic usually refers to an infectious disease. I guess it could fly if they use epidemic as an adjective, though.

    • TomG

      An epidemic disease is not required to be contagious, and the term has been applied to West Nile fever and the obesity epidemic, among others. – Wikipedia

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    wtf?

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

    I guess Ichiro’s luck was bound to run out eventually.

  • Anthony

    Ugh!!!!! Damn shame. Ichiro has been a pleasure to watch recently, though.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Just got back online, I’ve only been listening to the game so far. How’s Not-An-Ace looking?

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

      People have been calling for the other shoe to drop for the first 2 innings…I guess they’ve had other things come up since he’s settled down some.

    • jjyank

      Like an ace.

    • Chilango

      Pretty much like an ace. Nasty slider tonight.

  • Joe

    Ichiro…

  • Austin Aunelowitzky (formerly Paul VuvuZuvella)

    Ichiro…wtf?

  • Leg-End

    They way Ichiro is playing, I forgive him.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t blame Ichiro for trying that.

    Caspedes got lucky that it bounced right to his hand.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I blame him for not running hard out of the box. That probably should have been a double even with Cespedes’ play.

      • The Real Greg

        True.

    • Chilango

      Maybe but it looked like he was going for two out of the box. Should have read the play rounding first no?

  • Joe

    Nuney is so fast.

  • Nice Scheister

    Way to make him work. Hey-Zeus!

  • Nice Scheister

    Cespedes has a ROCKET and he’s right on the money, a tip of the hat to you kind sir! To Ichiro, a wag of the finger, you should’ve known better!

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

      Nice Colbert reference.

  • Joe

    CC is making me jealous. I love Jordan’s and he has Jordan cleats. He had space jams, concords, and now 10’s. I’d rock them.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      jordan 1s and 5s. top of the bunch. had both in their heyday. want a pair 5 bad.

      • Joe

        I copped 5’s, the red ones. Fake. I sent them back. Got my money back too. I got Olympics 6’s right now. Never worn. Trying to sell them.

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

          I never understood people’s obsession w/ sneakers. Can you try to draw a parallel for me?

          • jjyank

            Roar Bongs? Illadelph maybe?

            I don’t get the sneakers thing either.

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

              ROOR* and I don’t understand people who collect Bongs either. I mean both things (sneakers and bongs) are made to serve a purpose, and people that collect them tend to just collect and not use them for their designed reason (walking around in and smoking respectively)

              • jjyank

                Heh my bad on the spelling. I have been drinking, be fair.

                I have a friend from college who quit smoking around the time that I did, and he still buys glass. He just likes to collect. You should see his apartment, it’s a fucking glass museum.

              • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                I don’t collect. i wear what i buy. i grew up skating and working in skateshops. always had a mean discount, so i stocked up on kicks. i got like 30 or so now. just love shoes like some people love stamps or plastic vomit.

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

    Well, there goes that.

    Just settle for the shutout instead. I hope.

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

    sadness. It’s okay CC, just refocus, and get this guy to roll in to a 4-4-3 DP

  • Joe

    Wait he had a no hitter? lol.

  • Joe

    Actually not sure if those are 10’s because his pants are in the way. But I’m almost positive.

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

    Clay and Phil:

    That’s how to throw the ball to second from the mound.

  • Joe

    SIT DOWN!

  • jjyank

    I missed watching this CC.

  • Effthisnoise

    Gomes is such a too

    • Effthisnoise

      Tool, eff you Ipad

  • Karl Krawfid

    96 mph paint.

    Nasty.

  • The Real Greg

    I guess that extra day off did him a world of good.

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

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4843872

    Sorry for underestimating you big man!!

    • jjyank

      CC is a forgiving ace. He understands.

      • Pat D

        The Emperor is not as forgiving as he is.

  • Pat D

    Which commercials are more annoying? Car commercials? Communication commercials (phone/internet/whatnot)? Campaign ads (either side)?

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

      Gonna say Campaign. I’m sure I’m looking at the past w/ rose-colored glasses, but it seems like all ads these days are bashing the opponent…nothing positive about the candidate it’s supporting.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      all commercials. especially local ones.

      • jjyank

        Agreed. The worst commercials of any sort of the local ones. Low quality, super cheesy, painful to watchm terrible acting, and to top it all off, they get run like every other inning.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          the lexus of queens and major world. the worst.

          • jjyank

            I don’t live in the area any more, but for me when I did (NW Jersey), it was the Fullerton Auto commercials. Just terrible. They had like 3-4 variations, and all of them were just awful.

          • Pat D

            Do you mean the Lexus commercial with the dog?

            My sister’s dog has a violent reaction whenever she sees it. She charges at the TV and barks endlessly. She’s heard it so many times that she recognizes it by that little tune that plays in the background.

            Whenever she isn’t here, I just randomly call out her name as if to tell her that she’s missing her favorite commercial.

            • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

              those are bad to, but i’m thinking of the ones with the guy and girl standing out front of the shop, with the thick ass accents. so annoying.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I’ll say campaign ads because of the redundancies, cliches, and year after year not saying anything of substance.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Although this particular Ford commercial is pushing me closer and closer to suicide.

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

          The one w/ The Train song? It’s brutal, and seems much louder than even other commercials. It makes me want to take an ax-pick to my own face.

          • The Guns of Navarone

            And YES plays it literally every break. Ford is a big sponsor of the Yanks. Plus Jeter has his thing with them.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          I mute the tv during commercials or just change the channel to something else.

    • Tom

      Baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet… that alone takes car commercials over the top.

      And for that reason alone, the Tigers should not be allowed to ever see the postseason so long as those commercials air.

      • Pat D

        You forgot “hot dogs.” I haven’t seen that commercial in a while, but it is abominable.

  • Tom

    Would be a good spot to hit and run… get Swisher focused on simply putting it in play, pitcher who’s around the plate most of the time.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can we please put Ichiro in the 2 spot?

  • Pat D

    Jeter will eclipse 3300 hits this year unless he goes all to pot.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    jeter eats pieces of shit like you for breakfast.

    • Pat D
      • jjyank

        +1100000000 for that reference.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        yes!

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          I was hoping for a happy gilmore response, but this is better. thank you good sir.

          • jjyank

            CC found his Happy Place?

            • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

              money boobs and pianos. and chubbs has got two hands again!

              • jjyank

                So I think he have pinpointed CC struggles over the last few weeks. Fucking Shooter McGavin has been infiltrating his happy place and having sexual relations with his grandmother.

                We need to keep him away from CC.

                • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                  fucking Shooter. get out my house.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        One of the greatest of all time.

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

    On one hand, I’m kinda wanting a one-run win just to give the A’s a taste of FUCK YOU medicine.

    On the other hand, Yankees have played way too many close games of late. Another one just wouldn’t help me stay away from Pepto Bismol.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      try tums. it’s better for you in the long run.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I’m fine with 1-0 as long as CC gets the CG and spares Soriano and the rest of the bullpen.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Jeez, Cano.

  • jjyank

    I should have established a drinking game earlier. The Yankees would have 13 runs by now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Lil’ Pedey helping the cause.

  • Tom Q

    Doesn’t it seem like, over the last six weeks, the reason for the sluggishness (and RISPfail) is there’s always at least one hitter close to comatose at any given time?

    As in Cano, tonight.

    • The Real Greg

      That usually is true for every lineup.

  • Chilango

    The Suxies tied it up

  • Pat D

    George Armstrong Custer steps up to the plate…

    • TomH

      I’ve been wondering all night whom he resembled! I was leaning towards Confederate soldier, but you’ve nailed it.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        he looks like the guy who fixed my car in oklahoma in 2003.

      • Pat D

        Credit, as usual, goes to my dad.

        I made a comment earlier about him not wanting to visit Montana, but I don’t think anyone saw it or got it.

        • vicki

          i got it.

          i used to think he was kind of cute, but it helped when he stood next to youkilis. or drew. or tek. or any of the pitching staff.

  • your mom

    Cano’s been kinda crappy lately.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      yeah, he eats pieces of shit for breakfast. not healthy.

      • your mom

        Wow, he must have bad breath then.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          nah, he’s got toms mouthwash. works every time, just like colt 45. billy d williams says what’s up.

  • Pat D

    This is off-topic, but I just saw a really creepy picture and then realized it’s an album cover for a new No Doubt album.

    This blows me away. First of all, those 3 guys are still alive? Second, Gwen Stefani actually let them record with her again?

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

    Thanks for swinging at ball 4, Yoenis.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s been his one bugaboo. He can strikeout a lot.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    OMG CC I have missed you.

  • yo

    fuck weiters

  • Effthisnoise

    Sure the sox would love a little payback over Baltimore for last year

  • Tom

    Following online… has the ump’s strikezone started shrinking a bit?

    That 0-1 pitch last inning was well in the zone, that first pitch to Reddick looked like it was on the inside corner and the first pitch to Cepedes also had the corner (and he’s been calling stuff further off the plate than that)

    Looking at pitch f/x it looks like his strikezone is evolving a bit.

    Good to see CC pitching through it, but I can’t stand when the umps start calling a different zone when it gets later in the game or base it on a count.

    • Tom

      And as I hit submit where was that first pitch to Carter?

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Lester. has this guy ever heard of a shutdown inning?

  • jjyank

    Kay mentioned the Nats, so I thought I would share:

    DC is pretty fucking sweet with the Nats clinching playoff berth last night. So many people were all giddy today, it was pretty neat to see. No playoff baseball in DC since 1933.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      It should be buzzing in October. Good for them.

    • Pat D

      Bah! They’re spoiled by all the success the Redskins, Bullets/Wizards and Capitals have had!

      And that they live in a city full of history and monuments and museums! And that they once elected a crack smoking mayor! And that the ugliest building in the world is in that town!

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

        I’m going to guess the Washington Monument? I’d say The Pentagon, because it is kind of an eyesore but it’s not technically in the DC city limits.

        • Pat D

          Yes, I meant the Pentagon. I forgot it’s technically in Arlington or wherever.

          The Washington Monument gets bonus points for being phallic in nature.

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

            The Pentagon might look ugly as shit, but it’s probably one of the coolest buildings on the planet w/ all the stuff that’s probably in there.

            • jjyank

              The Pentagon is ugly, but yeah, it’s in Virginia. And also bad ass.

            • Pat D

              You mean all the stuff that’s supposed to be there but isn’t because they spend the money on obsolete shit?

              Comment removed.

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

                I lol’d

              • jjyank

                That’s military intelligence for you.

        • jjyank

          I like the Washington Monument. Every time I drive into the city, that’s my guiding star haha. Plus its right around the corner from where I work, I think it’s cool.

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

            I was just guessing because it’s an odd looking building. It actually helped me when I was in DC for that job I told you about. Me and my friends got there a few hours before dawn so we were just walking around waiting to be let into the job, and when we got lost I used the monument to find our way back.

            • jjyank

              It’s like our North Star. Though it helps that the top blinks red before the sun comes up :P

              What I’m going to say might get my flamed around these parts. But the DC Mall/Tidal Pool area is cooler than Central Park, IMO.

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

    Have yourself a play there, Mr. Nunez.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nunie!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Eduardo!!!

  • Anthony

    Nunez…..defense!!!!

  • Chilango

    Noonie!!!

  • Effthisnoise

    Nuney, CC…..a game of redemption

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

    NUNIE!!!!

    *hangs self while Drive By by Train plays for the 13th time tonight*

    • The Guns of Navarone

      To top it off… my girlfriend made me watch the Train “Behind the Music” today on VH1. She couldn’t understand why I was so annoyed. I mean, I hear that fuckin commercial 10 times a day. I don’t want to come over and find out the inspiration behind it.

      • Pat D

        Isn’t Train the group that did that “Drops of Jupiter” song several years ago?

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

          Yep. That’s them.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Bingo. I always get them confused with Maroon 5. Same type of shit music.

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

            Idk, I’ve always actually kind of enjoyed Maroon 5(ducks at all the fruit and insults thrown my way) and have always found train incredibly annoying.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I’m fine with them as well. At least they’re trying to be a straight-ahead pop band and not some studio creation.

          • Pat D

            I think you may need to reconsider your relationship then. That song drove me insane when I worked at Circuit City and it was on the store loop for like 4 months straight.

            Or just lock your girlfriend in a room and make her listen to nothing but The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, etc., etc. until she knows better and thoroughly apologizes to you.

            • The Guns of Navarone

              Well she’s got a hot little ass. Her taste in music can be dealt with.

              • Pat D

                Hmm. I hope so. I mean, whenever I try to find someone, things like taste in music and movies is going to be verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry important for me.

                • The Guns of Navarone

                  To be honest, she also likes Pearl Jam, 311, Sublime, No Doubt… and some others I can’t remember. Not my cup of tea but it’s tolerable.

                  • Pat D

                    Pearl Jam is the only one I can listen to. I dissed No Doubt somewhere on this board but no one replied. I was hoping to stir up shit.

        • jjyank

          I don’t know the commercial, but yes. I covered it in high school with my band (though the song choice wasn’t mine).

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ok runs will be scored this half inning.

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

    Jon Lester.

    Thanks a lot.

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

      John Lester #TrueAce

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I know right. WTF happened to him?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Insurance runs would be much appreciated.

  • stuart a

    cano on fire. give him a 7 year extension, he is such a good player….great ab’s and really clutch….

    • jjyank

      what about the parade…..

    • Pat D

      We’ve missed you.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Cano is not on fire. He’s in a slump. But when he IS on fire he’s one of the best hitters in the game.
      Not that I expect you to do anything other than kick a guy when he’s down. You’re nowhere to be found when A-Rod or Cano are going well. I wonder why that is?

  • Mike N

    Why was Phelps warming up?

    • The Real Greg

      He’s getting ready in case CC gets into trouble.

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

        I highly doubt that Phelps is first out of the pen if CC gets in trouble in a one run game in the 8th.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Probably just his throwing day.

  • your mom

    These A’s are annoying. Their pitching keeps it close til the end until all of a sudden their shitty offense gets some dog shit hits. Hope it doesn’t happen here.

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

    Derek “wish I were Chuck” Norris.

    • Pat D

      Chuck Norris wishes he was The Most Interesting Man In The World.

  • Effthisnoise

    Just me, or is the zone shrinking?

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

    CC…just get the double play and call it an 8 inning shut out.

  • RetroRob

    Just joining. Any chance for a recap on the extensive scoring in this game?

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

      Bottom of the fourth Swish singled, Alex singled (Swish to third), sac fly by Granderson. Drew has the only 2 hits for the A’s, I forget who the two walks are.

      • RetroRob

        Thanks! Popped the TV on just in time to see the hit(second) by Drew.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I would, but it would take too long.

    • The Troll

      Yeah. It’s called ESPN.

      • RetroRob

        I have greater faith in the reporting of RAB posters, Trolls included, than ESPN.

        • The Troll

          Because play by play can be SOO subjective, I agree.

          • Nice Scheister

            And I’m sure the ball in shirt would appear in italics at the bottom of the box score.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Did they take Nunie out of the game yet?

    I don’t want a ball hit to him.

  • Nice Scheister

    Stuart, I’m thoroughly interested in your feelings about how the Mets ownership threw your boy, Ike Davis, under the bus? Did you think he’d be more likely to have a parade thrown for him than thrown under the bus?

  • Nice Scheister

    Kay just called the Jays a triple A team. I love it!

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

    That’s such a dinky hit to extend C.C.’s night.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ man.

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

    nunie…..

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    gotta charge that, Nunez

  • your mom

    Damn dinky ass hit. Fucking A’s.

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

    I really wanted to hear the end of the 8th here, but I really gotta run for the bus =/ see you on the otherside guys.

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

    Come on now C.C.

    No giving up this lead.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why the fuck is he even in a close game like this?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      because there’s 2 good pitchers pitching. called a pitching duel i believe.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Pepto time

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    C’mon big fella. One more out.

  • RkyMtnYank

    I blame Chavez for not stretching out on that. He could have caught it before the hop.

  • Effthisnoise

    C’mon CC, offense won’t score any more runs, we need a shut out

  • Nice Scheister
  • Nice Scheister

    Dinky hit time. Bullshit!

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

    And, exhale.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Unclench.

  • jjyank

    ‘Atta boy CC. This is exactly what we needed from you. Bravo.

  • Karl Krawfid

    GJ CC

    My heart rate was going a bit.

  • Chilango

    CC dodged a bullet

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Thank Mo for that.
    Really nice to see CC show he’s still capable of pitching an ace-like game. Makes me feel better about the Yankees chances going forward this year.

    Insurance runs please.

  • Pat D

    “A real Fios family.”

    That’s a strange last name.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    My wife: “You wouldn’t have been as worried about that inning if they scored more fucking runs.”

    Me: “Quit trolling.”

    My wife: “That’s not trolling. Trolling would be if I went on your website and said ‘Derek Jeter sucks my cock on Wednesdays.'”

    • Nice Scheister

      Nice! Cause my wife has dibs on Jeter for Tuesday.

      • Tom

        You guys joke now, but if you see a gift basket show up…

        • Nice Scheister

          I told my wife about the gift baskets and she proceeded to say, “so if you see random autographed Jeter balls around the house, am I in trouble?” I laughed then told her to type in Derek Jeters name in a google search and see what the second most searched for word after his name is. She later retracted her desire to get the balls.

          • Pat D

            It’s third now. “Girlfriend” is second.

    • Pat D

      You’re lying.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Not lying at all.

        • Pat D

          Then I must say that your wife is pretty awesome.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      good wife.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        She is.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          she got a sister or a brother with long hair? i can work with it.

    • RetroRob

      I need to absorb the true meaning of this.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I want to live in your house.

    • jjyank

      Your wife is fucking awesome. Tell her I said that, or I will friend her on facebook myself.

      • Pat D

        Oh, you kids and your facebook.

        • jjyank

          Don’t be jealous for not being in the RAB facebook club.

          • Pat D

            My whole motivation for not being on facebook is that I don’t want “friends” from high school “finding” me and then “friending” me.

            Though with being laid off, if I want to keep in touch with all my former coworkers, I’m probably going to have to bite the bullet one day soon.

            • jjyank

              You can always deny requests you don’t want, ya know.

              • Pat D

                I don’t want to be bothered by people I couldn’t give a tuppenny fuck about.

        • RetroRob

          I hear there’s something called Usenet groups. I may check them out one day.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Usenet groups are still the wild, wild west of the internet. I barely use them anymore, though.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Go ahead and tell her. :)

        • jjyank

          So..if I friend your wife, she won’t reject it while thinking “who the fuck is this?”

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I don’t know. Try your luck. She’ll probably reject you. She also has about 700 friends.

  • your mom

    I like how CC hit Gomes to get to Reddick. Saved him some pitches(and possibly the game too).

  • Tom

    The big man getting it done!

    Despite the umps shrinking zone over the last few innings and some rinky dink (Rays like) rally.

  • Effthisnoise

    We owe these fuckers a one run heartbreaker

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

    I guess the Yankees aren’t the only team that can’t hit the almighty Miguel Gonzalez.

    • Anthony

      Oh brother. Hated that game.

  • The Troll

    It’s gotten to the point where I cannot decipher between a horrible offense (a la the Yankees) or a dominant pitcher (Parker perhaps?) . . . Which is at play in this game? Are the Yankees still insufferable at the plate or is JP a serious piece of ass?

    • The Real Greg

      Good pitching.

    • jjyank

      Parker is a very good pitcher. But it might be a bit of both in this case.

    • RetroRob

      Both?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      he just stuck his dick in your mash potatoes. he’s all aces.

      • The Troll

        Oddly and scarily enough, that painted an IMMEDIATE and horrifying picture. I may not touch the almighty starch ever again. Thank you very much.

      • Effthisnoise

        Kid is legit

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Have they showed anyone up in the bullpen? Maybe CC comes back out?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Nevermind

    • Effthisnoise

      Soriano

    • The Real Greg

      MFIKY’s coming

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

    You know, if Soriano can finish this…

    would just be my luck to have avoided Parker, when he pitched excellent and the Yankees still would’ve won. Even more my luck that my rat bastard opponent picked him up instesd.

    I’m really on top of my game this week.

    • The Troll

      I picked up both Andrew Brown and Martellus Bennett (FLEX) for my fantasy team this week (because Chris Johnson, Steven Jackson, and Fred Jackson have all been horrible or hurt) and they both awarded by Big Blue faith immediately. I had never been happier in my fantastical life.

  • Tom Q

    Can I say that I am already of sufficiently strong character and I don’t need agonizingly close games like this to help me build one?

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

    In any case, time for MFIKY to nail this one down.

    No blown saves like the last time he faced the A’s.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If Soriano blows this then CC is not an ace.

    • Karl Krawfid

      A real ace would have completed this.

  • Anthony

    Woahh scary.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez Cespedes is strong.

  • jjyank

    Well I look like an ass for sitting Parker in fantasy tonight. Oh well *checks scores* Yep, still winning 13-3 in the Semifinals. So it didn’t matter I suppose.

  • The Real Greg

    Damn Cespedes has power. That was off the end of the bat.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Fuckin Kay, his homerun calls for the other team should not sounds as exciting as the ones for the Yanks.

    • Pat D

      That actually makes him a better announcer than most other local announcers. Yes, I’m being completely serious.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        agreed.

      • RkyMtnYank

        I disagree, he works for the Yankees, it’s ok to be a homer. If he calls a game on Fox or something then I would agree.

        • Pat D

          Well Fox employs a bunch of homers, unfortunately.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        agreed. makes our telecast more legit

    • Mike N

      They don’t. There is a distinct difference in his affect on the homers for the Yanks versus the opponent.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      even calling. i’m fine with that. don’t want the white sox announcers here.

      • RkyMtnYank

        But they are just horrible altogether.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          yeah, and homers. don’t need john sterling on the tv too.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I like that he can be objective enough to know when a big play is happening, even when it’s the other team doing it.
      I hate how the White Sox announcers don’t say a word at all when the opponent homers. It’s awful.

    • Pasqua

      It’s a huge moment in the game. Just because it hurts the Yankees doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be called as such. I appreciate when a “local” announcer can react to the ebb and flow of a game, and not just “their” team’s accomplishments.

      • RkyMtnYank

        The thing was, I was in the other room and just heard the excitement of the home run call, so, I came running back only to find out it was the other team. It was rather disappointing.

  • Tom

    Yikes….

    Was going to say nothing straight and nothing in the zone to Cespedes. He got the first part right.

  • Cy Pettitte

    unreal.

  • Mike N

    Fuck!

  • jjyank

    Are you fucking kidding me?

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

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Pat D

    Brandon Motherfucking Moss?

  • Karl Krawfid

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    God fucking dammit.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    oh damn. they’ll still get this.

  • RetroRob

    Well that certainly sucks.

  • Leg-End

    Well that sucked.

  • Chilango

    Just like old times fuck.

  • Anthony

    #notanace

    On a serious note: …………..

  • Nathan

    CC is going to untuck Soriano’s head after that one.

    • Anthony

      lol

  • your mom

    Unbelievable bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck the A’s. Seriously.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    My wife: “I hate it when I’m right.”

    Come to think of it, I’ve never seen her and stuart a in the same place.

  • Tom

    Too good a pitch with 2 strikes. Needs to be in the dirt or outside in this stadium (or in on the hands)

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Soriano getting beat on the slider…again.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      dude, he’s pitched a lot…a lot. it happens. they can still win this.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        No they can’t. Yankees can’t win after 9 innings. Read the rule book, bro.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          must have missed that page. too busy watching the games.

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

    Well, time to walk it off, I guess.

    Hard to do against that bullpen.

    Christ Almighty.

  • MartinRanger

    Soriano had been so good but fuck that hurts.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I can’t second-guess. CC was done.
    But, fuck.

  • Matt

    Soriano is one of the dumbest pitchers I have ever seen.

    You have an overpowering fastball in the low 90’s which repeatedly induces weak contact. Yet, you repeatedly beat yourself by hanging sliders with 2 strikes.

    After you have him lunging at a 2-1 slider, the next pitch that you throw is a fastball under the hands and lock him up. You don’t throw him the exact same pitch that he is going to look for now.

    • Matt

      Especially after you just hung 2 sliders to Cespedes and almost give up a home run to him.

      When you don’t have a good feel for the breaking ball, you simply cannot risk hanging one in that spot, especially to a lefty hitter.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure Martin is making the calls back there.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    That’s fine. The bullpen needs work.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I agree with the A’s broadcast.

    Why even call for that? Stay away with the fastball.

  • The Troll

    Yikes. Extra Inning/Walk-Off play does not bode well for the Yankees . . . This sucks. Well, I mean, the offense sucks. It’s not ALL on Soriano.

  • TomH

    O’s announcers mocking Martin for that pitch-call to Moss

    • Pat D

      What the fuck is wrong with them?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      that’s pretty dick…deal with your own game.

  • Anthony

    Batters have really been hitting Sori hard lately… but omg nice play Russ!

  • MartinRanger

    Damn nice play by the Russ Bus.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice play by Martin.
    WTF was ARod doing?

    • TomH

      Thank God they weren’t both running the way Martin was running or they’d need a new catcher and a new 3rd baseman

    • Tom

      Ump has been ridiculous – another pitch that was a strike for the first 6-7 innings that is now a ball. He was doing that to CC in the 7th and 8th too.

  • Pat D

    Defensive catcher!

  • Mike N

    Wow! Nice play, Martin!

  • The Real Greg

    Well whatever happens we know CC is good.

  • MartinRanger

    It’s been remarkable how little we’ve missed Mariano, but this qualifies.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      Mariano used to shit the bed, too.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Sori has blown 4 saves this season. Mariano was good for between 4-7 blown saves every year. People act like he NEVER blew a save.
      There’s only so long you can hold onto a 1-0 lead.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    where was that pitch?

  • Nice Scheister

    That wasn’t total redemption Mr. Martin. I expect a walk off, son!

  • Brian S.

    Fuck Soriano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I can’t believe how incredibly stupid that pitch selection was. I’d love to see Martin try to defend that in the post game.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I sincerely doubt he called for the hanging slider.

      • Cy Pettitte

        why are you even throwing an inside slider there? there’s zero room for error.

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

    Soriano’s probably gassed. Can’t blame him, but this is what happens when you don’t do anything other than play close games.

    • The Real Greg

      So the Orioles’s bullpen must be gassed.

      I checked today. They have thrown more innings than the Yankee bullpen.

      • Matt

        Another brilliant comment from Greg.

        You do realize the Orioles have more than 2 reliable relief pitchers?

        O’Day. Ayala. Strop. Jim Johnson. Steve Johnson.

        They don’t have to overwork their best relievers because they can trust other pitchers occasionally and don’t have to warm up Strop and Johnson every single night.

        • The Real Greg

          And all of them have thrown alot of innings.

          • Matt

            Which only matters if those innings were run up by guys pitching 3 or 4 days in a row.

            You really don’t have a clue what you are talking about.

            There are many different ways to run up those innings, and the Yankees are running them up in a way these last few weeks which is going to burn out their bullpen.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This has massive fail written all over it.

    • Brian S.

      The A’s bullpen is really good. Ours is terrible. Yeah this sucks.

  • The Real Greg

    Are we really surprised though?

    This is how the A’s and O’s have done it all year.

    • Hall and Nokes

      The A’s have been a much better team than Baltimore.

  • your mom

    Eww, Coco Crisp.

  • Matt

    This is as much on the offense as on Soriano.

    You can’t expect to win many American League games when you score 1 run. As good as Parker was tonight, the offense kept his pitch count down by hacking at everything in sight, allowing him to pitch deeper into the game.

    When the offense does not do its job on most nights, pitchers like Soriano are going to be overworked. His fastball velocity has been down a bit tonight, and it’s probably because of his recent workload. 2 appearances on Wednesday, and he warmed up yesterday.

    He probably is going to so many sliders because he doesn’t feel like he has good stuff today.

    • forensic

      He didn’t warm up yesterday, he was just playing catch, which he often does on days he’s not going to pitch.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    My wife: “Wouldn’t it be awesome if Larry Rothschild came out and punched Soriano in the nuts.”

    • JMK

      Keep her around, she’s a catch.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        She’s just pissed because that HR meant she has to wait longer for me to go get us ice cream.

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

    Well, that’s no good either.

  • Cy Pettitte

    it will be a fucking miracle if Soriano keeps this tied.

  • yo

    hahaha fine work monsiuer martin!

  • Tom

    Did they change the homeplate ump after the 6th inning?

  • The Real Greg

    This is a product of injuries, people.

    Remember

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Explain.

      • The Real Greg

        Mariano Rivera.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Soriano has 40 fucking saves, but one blown save means boo hoo fucking injuries. Please.

          • The Real Greg

            So dont get on his ass.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I got on his ass?

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          42 saves is a product of Mariano Rivera.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I thought it was the product of Brandon Moss hitting it to City Fucking Island.

      • Tom

        I almost get the feeling that this is a must score inning.

        While they certainly could win it in extras, the pen is tired and I’m not sure mix/match lasts very long.

    • bring buck back

      No…this is a product of the offense sucking. The offense sucks more than it should a little bit because they don’t have Tex. But still, they shouldn’t suck this much. Also, the starting pitching has sucked some, which has forced the bullpen to work too much, which has made them suck. Injuries made this worse, sure. But so did Brian Cashman and his apparent lack of interest in fixing personnel deficits which were obvious as far back as May.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I couldn’t get passed the screen name. Sorry.

    • TomH

      A large part of the blown 10-game lead owes much to the injuries. This game, though, is in keeping with a pattern of offensive failure that we saw before the July injuries and that we’ve seen also even in these recent Yankee wins.

      The A’s and O’s both can make an arguably sound claim that they’re better overall teams than the Yankees. It reminds me of that crack Hersheiser made one night, back during the time of the big Yankees’ lead, that they’re the 4th best team in the AL. I sneered at that with others on this board that night, but he had a point.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    cheap base hit
    1-2-3 in the ninth

    that’ll hurt

  • Nice Scheister

    Wade please

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    anybody warming?

  • Brian S.

    Rafael “I’m willing to take on extra work down the stretch” Soriano everyone. Intentionally walking Stephen Drew.

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

    This has the makings of total disaster now.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Get him out the game.

  • Effthisnoise

    Seems these days every move other managers make pays off. Yanks need to be on the other side of this for once…it’s been a while since they have walked off and celebrated

  • The Troll

    Dude, take Soriano OUT of the game already!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    How can they let Crisp on the field with pink eye? The whole stadium will be infected and eating brains within 15 minutes!

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      got my zombie kit ready.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Soriano’s gonna have to get lucky here.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where the fuck is D-Rob? Logan?

    I mean Jesus Christ.

  • Matt

    How can Girardi justify leaving Soriano in the game here to face Smith?

    He is once again falling asleep. Nobody warming. Smith can’t touch lefties, yet he crushes righties and has a HR against Soriano already this season.

    And Soriano’s stuff is diminished tonight, and he has bad control.

    BUT BUT BUT HE’S THE CLOSER?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Agreed. That was a brutal sequence.

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

    You see, Greg?

    How the events of one game can affect those that follow?

    This is yet another example.

  • Chilango

    Take him the fuck out what are you waiting for? Even the binder says hook.

    • your mom

      The binder says everything opposite of what makes sense.

  • Mike N

    PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Win it now please.

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

    At least that didn’t get any worse.

    Swish-Robbie-ARod

    finish this shit.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Who do we have going in the 10th?

  • jjyank

    Ugly inning, but they haven’t lost yet. Can I has a walkoff??

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Yankees haven’t had a walk off this season have they?

    • The Real Greg

      Against the Mets

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Sucks that I don’t remember it.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      They’ve had 2, I believe.

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

        But only one that involved hitting the baseball.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          True.

  • The Troll

    Stupid move leaving in Soriano. Lucky that didn’t backfire.

  • Anthony

    Thanks for getting out of that inning, Sori. Worried me there.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    what the fuck! sori can’t get out smith. he gave up a homerun to him once! he’s hitting like 1.400 against him. boo this man and the manager. they all suck and deserve to be molested by priests.

    • vicki

      turn that frown upside-down.

  • Mike N

    Wanting a walk-off so bad!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    they better end it in the bottom of the 9th, I don’t feel very confident in our pen vs. theirs.

  • your mom

    Ichiro needs to come to the plate for us to walk off.

  • Brian S.

    Robbie hasn’t hit a home run in a while. It’s time.

  • The Troll

    So who’s calling a “Swing-out-of-your-shoes” stretch for the Yankee’s offense until the game ends?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I think it’s obvious that is what’s going to happen.

      • The Troll

        See, my issue is this, we all KNOW that that’s what’s going to happen . . . Where’s Girardi or Long? Why aren’t they stepping in? Everyone on this team but Jeter wants to be a goddamn hero! ESPECIALLY Swisher.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Chris Stewart is the only HUMBLE GODDAMN BALLPLAYER ON THIS TEAM.

        • Pat D

          Swisher just wants pie in his face.

        • WhittakerWalt

          He did just hit an awesome grand slam, but since that was yesterday I guess he’s used up all his goodwill.

    • Pat D

      We’re already there.

  • RetroRob

    Can we have that pitch back?

    The Yanks will win this.

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

    Worthwhile AB, Swish.

  • Effthisnoise

    Good lord swish

  • Karl Krawfid

    Just not clutch man.

    2-0 fastball.

  • Nice Scheister

    Fuck you Swisher.

  • TomH

    Cano’s like the little girl in the nursery rhyme. When he’s good he’s really good, but when he’s bad he can look horrid.

    • The Real Greg

      Yep.

  • Mike N

    What the fuck is up with this dude resting his chin on his glove like that? Fucking weird.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Cano needs a couple days off.

  • Tom

    Hero ball.

    I think (hope) ARod will have a good AB

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

    Let ARod touch home plate.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    that’s a start.

  • Pat D

    Definitely gotta go with the bunt here.

    • The Real Greg

      With 2 outs?

      • Pat D

        Well it’s obvious your sarcasm detector is broken.

  • bring buck back

    “Robbie is just a little bit off” – Paul O’Neill, Mr. Understatement

    I don’t know if the A’s manager is any good, but I like the way he stands with his arms crossed and looks wise. Like his body language much better than Girardi. He looks like he could be my father, Girardi looks like he should be my deadbeat cousin.

    • Mike N

      Disagree. Girardi is pretty impassive, as a good manager should be.

    • Brian S.

      That has nothing to do with anything.

  • Mike N

    Bring him home!!!!!!

  • Joe

    BUT TEH ALEX ISN’T CLUTCHEZT!

  • Matt

    The Yankees have played in 9 straight games so far that have been decided by 3 or fewer runs. They never give themselves a chance to rest the pen, and then when they do have a chance like last night, Girardi messes around and has to go back to those guys anyway.

  • Tom

    I like Granderson, but don’t you have to pinch hit here?

    (hopes for reverse jinx)

    • The Real Greg

      Failed on the reverse jinx. Plus who do you pinch hit.

      • Tom

        Any of the righty bats on the bench.

        • The Real Greg

          Then who plays the outfield?

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            One of the many OF’s on the bench?

            Is that difficult to figure out?

          • Tom

            Are you kidding me?

            i assume you are trolling and no the answer to this. If not look at the bench.

            • Tom

              *know* (yikes)

            • Tom

              Martin going to go oppo, first row Yankee stadium special

  • WhittakerWalt

    Bear down, Grandy.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Or strike out for the third time, that also works.

  • Joe

    Dammit Grandy.

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

    Kurtis didn’t have a chance.

  • Nice Scheister

    Swinging strike at pitch in the dirt on 3…2….1….

  • yo

    Thanks Curtis, nice effort

  • The Guns of Navarone

    I honestly will not miss Curtis Granderson in 2014.

  • TomH

    From Murderer’s Row to Futility’s Row.

    • Pat D

      Should have said Poverty Row. Would have been a good movie reference.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        or skid row, with them tents.

  • Jonathan

    wow those were some seriously awesome AB’s there..

    • Jonathan

      14 pitches all fastballs and still they’re late

  • your mom

    Honestly, who didn’t see that coming?

    • The Troll

      Everyone but Girardi, Long, Swisher, and Granderson.

  • vicki

    lol the andino hbp in the 9th.

    thanks for nothing, dead sox.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It sure would be nice to have McLouth and Teagarden for these situations….

  • Leg-End

    Granderson is flirting with a 200 K season.

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

    Need DRob to be DRob here. Not what he was on Wednesday.

  • Kosmo

    Granderson still has a shot at 200 Ks

    • Nice Scheister

      Everytime he K’s I say to myself, “Self, I can’t remember ever watching someone strike out this much in pinstripes.”

      Because no one has! Ridiculous!

  • Matt

    In the past, when the Yankees had a good bullpen guys would feed off of one another and had a certain level of pride to make their pitches and not be the guy to give it up.

    Now, there is always somebody that loses focus and screws up on a given night. Tonight, it was Soriano hanging a 2-strike slider. In the past, it has been Joba making a mistake in location after keeping a runner at 3rd with less than 2 outs. On Tuesday, it was Robertson who gave up hit after hit with 2 strikes. Last night, it was Wade throwing cookies with the big lead.

    It’s really sad to watch. These guys take their stuff for granted and simply don’t consistently make pitches.

  • stuart a

    shocker our studs did not get it done in the 9th .. what a shocker.. swisher 2 and 0 in the count foul out.. shocking.. cano did nothing par the course, and grandy struck out.. that never happens….

    2 walkoffs the whole season, ouch……..

    they are a slow pitch softball team….

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      need more parades….
      and seven year extensions….

    • Nice Scheister

      Mae Ellen, is that you?!?

    • WhittakerWalt

      2 walkoffs 3 walkoffs the whole season, ouch……..

      fixed it for you…………..

  • The Real Greg

    So you all want either Girardi or Cashman fired?

    • The Troll

      You do this in nearly every other pending fu*king loss . . . Give it a rest, Greg.

      • The Real Greg

        Then don’t get on their ass.

        • The Troll

          Nobody’s getting on their asses! Leaving in Soriano, however, was a stupid move that miraculously paid off but nobody here said FIRE CASHMAN.

          • WhittakerWalt

            Shhh, Greg’s giving orders again. It’s his “thing.”

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Did anyone say that?

      • The Real Greg

        Matt gave that impression.

        • Matt

          What in the world are you talking about? You should stop embarrassing yourself.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          How did you get from one person giving an impression to everyone actually wanting it?

    • Tom

      Yes that’s what everyone is saying.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        As soon as Greg reads a post where somebody heard that somebody said that maybe they think something that has absolutely nothing to do with Girardi or Cashman…then Greg accuses everybody of wanting to fire Girardi or Cashman. Kid’s a joke.

  • Effthisnoise

    Lets see, Robertson had great success with the curve last time out, so he will throw nothing but fastballs and give up 3 runs

  • Karl Krawfid

    You would think one of these scrubs would cheat and open up early on a fastball.

    Sign David Ortiz next year please.

  • Chilango

    This was bound to happen. Unless CC went the 9 innings, there was going to be trouble. The Yanks pen is gassed.

    • Brian S.

      The Yanks pen is just garbage.

  • Nice Scheister

    24 inning 3-4 Yankees win with Lowe getting the victory.

  • your mom

    Fucking Gameday is lagging.

  • Athenian

    Does Robertson give up a run? Do the Yankees win it in the bottom of the 10th or does this go 15 innings?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Find out next week, same Bat time, same Bat channel!

  • The Troll

    Is this current team ever going to play a stress-free game again for the rest of the season? I totes miss those!!!!

    • Athenian

      Odds are better that robertson gives up a run than this team playing stress free baseball – except if Baltimore goes into a tailspin.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Me too, man. I also miss having an ace!!!1!

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

    That was solid.

    Martin-Dickerson-Ichiro

    No comment.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Perfect part of the lineup to manufacture a run.

      Is what I say to myself to feel better.

    • Joe

      CDick going yard.

      • Pat D

        I’m sorry, you’ve overbid.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      um, you were saying?

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

        By saying “no comment”, I didn’t say anything at all.

        No jinxing desired.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    That’s right DRob… your curveball exists.

  • Chilango

    Reddick gets the sombrero. Sit down dude

  • Joe

    The curve by DROB. Nasty.

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

    C-Dick Double, Ichiro brings him home w/ a walk off single, Eddard appears and calls Ichiro the best deadline deal in Yankee history, David Justice cries into his beer.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I actually kind of felt bad when Martin hit the homer because this didn’t get to happen.

  • your mom

    Good job Reddick. You are ahead of Grandy by 1 K. Golden Sombrero it is.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Thank you.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh god thank you Russell!

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

    COLTRANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leg-End

    Muscled it!

  • The Real Greg

    RUSSEL MARTIN

  • Joe

    MARTIN! THE SEPTEMBER STREAK CONTINUES!

  • Chilango

    Oh baby….Russssssssssssss!!!

  • Pat D

    Russell Martin destroys all your bases and…well I can’t say the second thing I was going to say.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Russ!!!!!!

    Walk off magic again.

    Never doubt the Russ-bus.

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

    Two walk-off home runs this year.

    Mussell has both.

    Whew, Yankees escape.

  • jjyank

    RUSS BUSS!! Thank you so, so much!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    guess they can win games. who’d a thunk?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay RuZZle

  • Mike N

    YIPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAPPYHAPPYHAPPYHAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Fuck Yea!!! That’s the way to make up for all those 1 run loses at once!!!

  • your mom

    HOOOOOOLLLLLY SHIZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    I WAS JUST DOWNSTAIRS EATING THINKING ABOUT POSTING ABOUT A POTENTIAL RUSSEL WALK OFF!!! SO PISSED BUT SO HAPPY IWEUHRTLIUWHJRLKAJNDK!!!!!!

  • vicki

    swoon.

  • Joe

    Huge win! Good job CC, DROB, and Martin!

  • Effthisnoise

    Makes up for that shit call that gave up the home run in the 9 th

  • Hall and Nokes

    Russell John Jacob Jingleheimer Coltrane Martin!

  • The Troll

    OMG. The Canuck. He delivered! My prophecy becomes truer by the day!!!

  • Matt

    Nice job by Martin getting the bat head out on another cookie from Doolittle.

    His velocity was down a bit from his first inning of work, which made a huge difference in allowing him to catch up to it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting
    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      ditto.

  • Nice Scheister

    THAT’S REDEMPTION!!!!

  • zzzzz

    hahaha someone walked up to martin and said “i love you.”

    i think i think they said that.

    i hope they said that.

    i said it.

    • Fuck

      Could have been “elephant shoe”

      • Ethan

        Oops forgot to fix my name lol. Sorry.

  • forensic

    Thank you Bob Melvin for being absurdly stupid and leaving in the lefty to face Martin!!!

    Nice job Russ!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      +1

      Not like Russ has a massive platoon split or anything.
      Dickerson on deck must have scared Melvin into keeping the lefty in.

  • RetroRob

    Nice, Russ.

    Revenge is sweet. One-run win by the Yanks!

  • Pat D

    O’s just finsihed off the Sux.

    Thank you, Russell.

    • your mom

      Fuck the O’s and fuck the A’s. Fuck all the vowels!!!

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        and sometimes Y!!!!

        (yogurt, I hate Yogurt!)

        • Pat D

          Even with strawberries!

          • forensic

            I’m still waiting for the sequel, “The search for more money.”

            • Pat D

              No, you’re not. They were titled “Star Wars Episodes I-III.”

              • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                well done sir, well done.

                • Pat D

                  It’s slightly unfair, but only slightly.

                  I guess you could also say it was called “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

                  Or “The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions.” Or “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Or some others I’m not remembering.

                  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                    nah, episodes I-III fit to a tee. they were pretty much a starwars spoof.

              • forensic

                I’d still watch it though, just on principle.

            • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

              not gunna happen. wish it did though. you know, an odd piece of info i’ve come across, most people 33 or so and under love spaceballs, 35 and over think it’s shit. They think if pales in comparison to brooks’ earlier films. i love it, but can’t say i disagree. blazing saddles is amazing.

              • forensic

                Heh, I’m 33. Good call.

                • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                  yep, you’re on the cusp.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            Nah, he got the upside, I got the downside. See there’s two sides to every Schwartz

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Just got home in time to see that! Wow!

  • Joe

    VICTORY PIZZA! COLD PIZZA!

  • Tom

    CC – you have not been getting much love around here of late.

    But damn, you stepped up big time, big guy!

    • Nice Scheister

      My heart is open, love ALWAYS finds its way in!

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

    And in hindsight, I can now appreciate the Brandon Moss home run.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Exhale.

  • Nice Scheister

    Throw a parade…grumble….grumble….

  • Herby

    Oh great…and I’m sitting in a hospital and I miss one of the more exciting endings of the year…

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Feel better. Did you ask Martin to hit a homer for you today, Seinfeld-style?

      • Tom

        Two!

        (was the kid’s name Billy?)

      • Herby

        I’ll name my new hip Russell…Great win for them…nice to know CC was getting it back together.

    • Anthony

      Hope everything’s all right, feel better.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Nice game overall. CC turned back into CC and we won. All that we need to know.

  • MartinRanger

    6 straight wins! I’ll take it!

    Now if only the damn Orioles would regress to their true talent level.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Seriously, we finally start playing well and the fucking O’s keep winning.

    I fucking hate that team.

    • Anthony

      Seriously its so annoying! Imagine if we weren’t on this winning streak and lost a couple. We’d be in 2nd!!

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        This O’s team is my most hated team since the 04′ Red Sox. I hate them even more than the 07′ Sox.

    • Hall and Nokes

      I would have preferred that they win by one run.

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

      The Orioles whole season just begs for a #ycpb

  • WhittakerWalt

    Great job by CC. He didn’t get the win, but he kept the other team in check. Good enough in my book. He stepped it up.

  • Mike N

    SO HAPPY!!!!!!!