Sep
24

Game 153: Ten to go

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(Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

There are only ten games left in the regular season, starting tonight with the first of three in Minnesota. The Yankees have completely dominated the Twins in recent years, but that doesn’t mean these games will be easy. Score early, score often, and give Andy Pettitte (and his ~90 pitches) some breathing room. Here’s the lineup…

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

LHP Andy Pettitte

Tonight’s game starts at 8:10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads

627 Comments»

  1. Joe says:

    LETS GO PETTITTE!

  2. LarryM., Fl. says:

    Just get some hits, pitching, catch the ball and we win! Lets GO Yanks.

  3. CountryClub says:

    Need to go 8-2 to win the division outright.

    • OldYanksFan says:

      Correct. If TB is out of it by the time the O’s get down their, they may not put up much fight. I TB can get within 3 of the O’s, that would work to our advantage.

      The O’s play Toronto and the Sox (for 6) at Home then 3 in TB. I do see they taking 7 or 8 games.

      However, BJs up 2-0 right now.

      • vicki says:

        i think y’all are completely nuts to wish for the rays to get that close to the postseason. and it’s not like madden would sanction anything other than hard play, even if his team is eliminated by the last series of the season.

  4. Darren says:

    This, my friends, is a fucking pennant race. Holy shit.

  5. OldYanksFan says:

    I try not to react out of pessimism, but I don’t see our offense having us finish ahead of the O’s. If CC and Andy can be studs, and Hiroki gets back to mid season form, and 2 of Hughes, Nova or Phelps can pitch to their potential, they could carry us to the finish line.

    But that’s a lot to ask.

  6. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Melquisedec Mesa? WHERE IS HE???

  7. Mike N says:

    Please, no extra innings tonight!

  8. CountryClub says:

    From chad Jennings over at Lohud:

    Since September 3, first place in the American League East has been a difference of no more than one game. The Yankees and Orioles have locked into the sort of division race that hasn’t been seen since a fight between New York and Boston — the Giants and Beaneaters, I mean.

    According to Elias, the streak of 21 straight games during which two teams have stayed within a game of one another for a division/league lead is the second-longest in baseball history behind the final 22 games of the 1889 season when the New York Giants and Boston Beaneaters stayed within a game of one another before the Giants won the National League by a game.

  9. Get Phelps Up says:

    This would be a perfect night for Ricky Romero to win his first game in forever.

  10. DERP says:

    Wei-Yin Chen has really hit a wall.

  11. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The lovely Minneapolis skyline….or not.

  12. Robinson Tilapia says:

    According to a troll on some other thread, my in-laws apparently live in a commune with 20 other families. While, in some ways, that’s not ENTIRELY far from the truth, it’s sure news to me.

  13. DERP says:

    Baltimore’s run differential is getting dangerously close to zero. Only at -3 now.

  14. Zack says:

    Games like tonight watching the O’s and the game earlier today…they really don’t have a great rotation. A team like the Rangers would have mashed them out of the park.

  15. CUYanks says:

    Somewhat interesting question: Right now, we are only 0.5 up on Baltimore, and 2 up on the second wildcard. This year, we have a 99%+ chance of making the playoffs (though some of that includes the possibility of a 1 -game playoff). Last year, we’d have a much more real chance of missing the playoffs outright, but barring falling behind Oak and Bal, we wouldn’t have to worry about a 1-game playoff.

    Putting aside what you think about the new playoff format, would you rather have last year’s system or this year’s with how the standings are playing out this year?

  16. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hey guys, take a look at CountryClub’s comment above, because it is fucking awesome.

    Enjoy this, guys, it’s one of the greatest division races in the history of baseball.

  17. jjyank says:

    Step 1: Baserunner.

    Step 2: ???

    Step 3: Profit.

  18. Mike N says:

    ICHI-BAN!!!!!

  19. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Great way to start the game. Bring ‘em in A-Rod!

  20. Erica says:

    Hi! Jeter! ICHIRO!

    BASEBALL. I LOVE SEPTEMBER BASEBALL.

  21. RkyMtnYank says:

    How bout that Ichiro fella huh!

  22. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Jeter’s OBP against lefties at .400 for the year now.

  23. vicki says:

    dang, ichi. just dang.

  24. Chilango says:

    Ichi in the 2 hole delivers.

  25. Leg-End says:

    Your good at baseball Ichiro.

  26. jjyank says:

    Yay Ichiro! And boo RAB for spoiling it for me :P

    There’s been so many games broadcasted nationally over the last few weeks that I forgot that I have the mlb.tv delay tonight.

  27. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Come fucking on Robbie.

  28. Joe says:

    Joe Paw’s tweeting some funny stuff tonight.

  29. Cuso says:

    Sloppy apprroach to the AB by A-Rod. Swinging at the first crap off-speed pitch to “at least “get a run on the board instead of putting good AB together.

  30. Erica says:

    Okay Robbie. I’ll take it.

  31. Mike N says:

    Good job, Cano!

  32. Mike N says:

    YEAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SWISHALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Get Phelps Up says:

    That was a long Garbage Time shot…

  34. Hummingbird S. says:

    WOW

  35. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Garbage. Time.

    (Swisher can’t hit in September)

  36. ArchStanton says:

    Just like Swisher, hitting a home run with a lead.

  37. Effthisnoise says:

    Garbage time

  38. Mike N says:

    That was a sweet pitch to hit! Looking at it, I felt like even I could have jacked that one!

  39. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Garbage Time is the Best Time.

  40. jjyank says:

    SWISH! Garbage tiz-ime.

    What a monster shot.

  41. Leg-End says:

    Man that was hammered.

  42. Chilango says:

    Swisher getting hot in Sept? Yay.

  43. ArchStanton says:

    Granderson can and will strike out against anyone and everyone.

  44. DERP says:

    Moar runz plees.

  45. Mike N says:

    I hope Pettitte will also get the benefit of what looked like a relatively generous inside strike zone.

  46. The Troll Monger says:

    Swisher finally decided to play for his next contract, great job Swish. Is it any surprise Grandy struck out, what did you expect?

  47. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Well this is a nice little cushion to give Andy.

  48. Erica says:

    Plouuuuffffeeeee.

    Where’s Plouffy? Not that I care. I’m not accepting his FIP. It just feels appropriate.

  49. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    wtf?!?

  50. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’d like to welcome all the Cano bashers early tonight. We’ve got some Skynyrd on the jukebox and the Bud Light girls are here.

  51. The Troll Monger says:

    Bad baseball. This is how you lose to the Twins.

  52. Bob Michaels says:

    The grandy Man can`t K # 185.

  53. Chilango says:

    Andy’s getting squeezed

  54. Erica says:

    Cmooonnnnnn ANDY!

  55. Nice Scheister says:

    This park is huge…Ichiro’s hit looked like a HR in YS3 off the bat, Raul looks small and the walls are monstrous.

  56. Karl Krawfid says:

    Come on Andy.

  57. Pat D says:

    Andy no look so good.

  58. Hummingbird S. says:

    Andy does not look good so far.

  59. Chilango says:

    Andy lost the zone

  60. Darren says:

    BTW, fuck Sterling in the eye socket for his call on the ARod non-dinger last night. What a complete assclown.

  61. Mike N says:

    Nice pitch!

  62. Chilango says:

    Sit down Morneau way to go Andy

  63. Karl Krawfid says:

    Watch out for Plouffe.

    He is good.

  64. Mike N says:

    Andy is really flirting a bit much with the center of the plate. The first pitch of this AB looked too hittable.

  65. Mike N says:

    Awesome!

  66. Get Phelps Up says:

    Nice job Andy!

  67. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Thank you Andy.
    Just settle in now.

  68. Kramerica Industries says:

    Thank God, Andy.

    No more of that shit tonight.

  69. Effthisnoise says:

    Andy

  70. Cuso says:

    Andy Pettitte, you’re so cool!

  71. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Andy was just fucking with them.

  72. RkyMtnYank says:

    Ibanez stays hot too, that’s cool.

  73. CUYanks says:

    Ricky Romero makes me so nervous. He must have some sort of injury to drop off like this.

  74. The Troll says:

    3 run first? Uh oh. That’s usually a death knell for this team. Hibernation mode ACTIVATED!

  75. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Swooning comment by Erica towards Chavez upcoming.

  76. WhittakerWalt says:

    “The double play really hurt in this inning.”

    Expert analysis there, Sterling.

  77. Chilango says:

    Run up the pitch count, get into the gassed pen, that’s the plan. let’s go,

  78. ArchStanton says:

    That was nice of Jeter, showing Martin he would’ve hit into a double play if he hadn’t beat him to the punch.

  79. jjyank says:

    I think I know why Plouffy isn’t here tonight. It’s simple: He’s hiding from the The Real Plouffe.

  80. Mike N says:

    Pettitte really seems to have settled down and found his location. Maybe he was just too excited and throwing too hard in the first inning?

  81. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice bounce back inning from AP.. looking good now.

  82. Robinson Tilapia says:

    So many leftover Shake Shack burgers from Citifield, we made Shake Shack patty hash for dinner tonight. Yum.

    • jjyank says:

      Heard good things, but I’ve never had the pleasure. 5 Guys is pretty much my best option around here, that I’m aware of.

      • Mike N says:

        Shake Shack is unbelievable!

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Dupont Circle, buddy. You’ve got a Shake Shack right there.

        I actually think Five Guys grew way too fast, too quickly, with a product that tastes nothing like the first time I had it. I don’t even think it’s Wendy’s quality anymore.

        • jjyank says:

          Oh wow. Had no idea. I spend most of my time either in the ghetto or Metro Center area. Also had training for a week by Farrugut West, and interned a couple of years ago by McPherson Square. Never ran across one.

          Maybe if I’m bored this weekend I’ll take the train to Dupont and check it out.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            Actually, you’ve also got Good Stuff Eatery, Spike Mendelsohn’s place, as well. Really good burger in the Shake Shack style as well, and some GREAT shakes. Another of my favorite burgers.

        • Pat D says:

          My love for Five Guys was extreme when it first came to my area. Since then, it’s steadily waned.

          Probably had something to do with getting sick after eating it a couple days before Christmas in 2010. My parents also had Five Guys that night, and the only thing I had on mine that they didn’t have on theirs was lettuce. I therefore deemed that the culprit.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            My real test of a burger is if the patty itself tastes like anything. Bite into a Five Guys patty without condiments or anything. No taste whatsoever. Do the same with a Shake Shack patty. No competition.

            Smashburger doesn’t have a whole lot of taste, but they’ve got a nice texture to their burger.

            I can talk burgers forever. Sorry.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              …and Erica, if you still work in Chelsea, my favorite burger of all time is not far away at the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar.

            • Pat D says:

              No Shake Shack where I live. I felt lucky to get Five Guys. I was also happy when Sonic came into our area. Then I had their food. Not a fan.

              I wish there was a Hardee’s nearby, just because I’ve that when vacationing in the south and always liked them for some reason. I’d kill for a Steak ‘n’ Shake or In ‘N’ Out. Even Jack in the Box just so I could say I’ve had it. Damn midwestern/west coast only chains.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                What do you have out there? I’m curious.

                People swear by Steak n Shake. Tried to convince the family to go to one when we were stuck in the midwest once, but nooooooo.

                • Pat D says:

                  Pretty much just the normal stuff. McDonald’s, BK, Wendy, Arby’s, Subway, Toxic Hell have always been around. Chick-Fil-A (fuck them), Five Guys, Sonic, Panera have been more recent additions. I think there are KFC’s and Popeye’s around somewhere.

                  For chain sit down places there’s Red Robin, Applebee’s, Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, the steak places.

                  There’s really not a lot of variety, though it’s gotten a bit better the last few years. I still just wish we could get more.

                  • Robinson Tilapia says:

                    We actually have a weird thing for the Ruby Tuesday salad bar. Can’t explain it.

                    Just go for the best local burger, I guess. Who needs the chains.

      • Defensive Indifference says:

        Have you checked out Ben’s chili bowl yet?

    • Pat D says:

      Glad to hear that you treated them like people and that they were appreciative. I made this comment last night, but wasn’t sure if you saw it.

  83. Pat D says:

    I just scrolled back up in this thread and found the comments in the Aardsma thread. How many times did that guy change his handle? Thrice?

  84. Hummingbird S. says:

    they are really hitting this guy hard.. hopefully they will blow this one wide open soon

  85. Get Phelps Up says:

    2 soft popups for Arod…stuart a must be having fun tonight.

  86. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeter Ibanez Ichiro > A-Rod Cano

    hilarious.

  87. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cano can’t do anything right nowadays (I know it was a tough play, but he usually makes it)

  88. CUYanks says:

    One of Ibanez’ better throws there.

  89. Joe says:

    Why are there 3 people making every comment.

  90. Cuso says:

    Meh. I’m more forgiving than most about Cano. But his effort is becoming a problem. Making everything look smooth is backfiring.

  91. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Rally by weak contact.

  92. Mike N says:

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

  93. Get Phelps Up says:

    Andy the best.

  94. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    The ol’ Andy Dandy DP.

  95. Pat D says:

    Just what he needed? Thanks, Kay. Now I’ve got that fucking song in my head.

  96. Karl Krawfid says:

    in play out(s)

    Nate McClouth homers.

    wtf.

  97. Get Phelps Up says:

    I’m trying to convince myself that the Blue Jays will win.

  98. Pat D says:

    Marty Cordova. It was basically his best year. One of many ROTY winners who was like that.

  99. Kramerica Industries says:

    Here comes the Jays meltdown…

  100. Hummingbird S. says:

    I wonder what Swisher was thinking there… that was clearly in the strikezone.

  101. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Numero cuarenta. I’ll take the strikeouts.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I bet if Granderson posted the exact same batting line, HR, RBI, OPS, wRC+, wOBA, etc but half of the strikeouts were turned into equally unproductive infield popups, then basically nobody would want to trade him.

  102. Mike N says:

    YEAH! UPPER DECK!

  103. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grats Grandy.

    40 bombs.

  104. Get Phelps Up says:

    Grandy!!!

  105. Dela G says:

    the grandy man!!!

  106. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice HR, but that isn’t going to help his effectivity at all.

  107. CUYanks says:

    Too bad that doesn’t count towards his effectivity index.

  108. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn, I missed the 4th run.. how did they score?

  109. WhittakerWalt says:

    Stuart! Two homers for Ike Davis today!

  110. CUYanks says:

    Romero escapes a bases loaded jam!

  111. Laz says:

    Things not looking too good in Balt….

  112. Effthisnoise says:

    Out bitch

  113. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy is doing it all baby

  114. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Grandyman!!!

  115. Get Phelps Up says:

    Not a good night for the Grandy haters so far.

  116. EDDARD says:

    This is why you never bet against Andy Pettitte. 9 innings of shutout ball since returning from injury. 40 years old and still dominating MLB. Andy could pitch another 5 years if he wanted.

  117. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, what a play by Martin… very impressive!

  118. Mike N says:

    Holy shit! How the fuck did they get him?????

  119. Tom says:

    Ricky Romero hanging on by a thread pretty much the home game, but with TOR up 4-3 after 5 innings that’s probably the best possible outcome for him.

  120. Chilango says:

    Russ!!

  121. Kramerica Industries says:

    Jamey Carroll is one of those Angels specialities in that he’s great at being a total annoyance, but in actuality is a terrible MLB player.

  122. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    FUCK YEAH GRANDYMAN.

    Unbelievable throw. I thought there was no chance.

  123. WhittakerWalt says:

    Grandy and Russ, great job. I’m critical of you both, but a nice play’s a nice play.

  124. jjyank says:

    Wow that was a helluva play be Grandy/Martin.

  125. Nice Scheister says:

    He totally looked safe.

  126. Defensive Indifference says:

    Grandy giveth, and Grandy taketh away. Bitches!

  127. Kramerica Industries says:

    Moises Sierra goes big fly to restore the two run Toronto lead.

  128. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    And I give the plate ump credit for getting the call correct on a very close play.

  129. Karl Krawfid says:

    Swing da damn bats.

  130. WhittakerWalt says:

    LOL Bruce Chen.

  131. Karl Krawfid says:

    wow nice play

  132. Nice Scheister says:

    Floraban > Nunez

  133. RetroRob says:

    It would have been great if Andy didn’t have his first start rained out. That extra start would have been great.

    • CUYanks says:

      It will just have to be in a more important game.

      • Winter says:

        As in playoff games I assume you mean…

      • RetroRob says:

        Yup. Earlier this year, he had four starts in the minors before he made his first start, and in that game against the M’s he looked okay, but it wasn’t until his next start he really had his command. His command is still a little off, which is why I’d like the extra start before facing a playoff-level team, but I’ll take him, sharp or not.

  134. Get Phelps Up says:

    Jays have 1st and 3rd, nobody out, hopefully they can put up a big number here.

  135. Kramerica Industries says:

    Not for nothing, but Andy’s given up a ton of baserunners in these two starts back from the DL.

    His strand rate is 100% so far. That won’t maintain.

    • ArchStanton says:

      True, but that has also been his MO since coming back to the Yanks in 2007 it seems. Just doesn’t seem to faze the guy.

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      Very true, but hopefully he’ll start letting less men on base once he shakes the rust off a bit more. To me he already looks better than he did last start.

  136. Effthisnoise says:

    What a turn

  137. Chilango says:

    Nice DP to get two fast runners.

  138. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I have no clue how Andy is doing this. He’s exceeding even the best possible scenario I could have dreamed up.

    • Dela G says:

      agreed. that cutter/slider is getting so many DPs

      [/that’swhatshesaid

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      This is what Andy does though, he’s a pitcher, I just don’t expect double digit K’s from him. It’s almost like he puts a runner on in order to get the double play for an easier inning.

  139. captain kiwi says:

    just got in – andy looking good!

  140. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Jeter is not generally a good defensive shortstop, but he and Cano turn the double play better than any middle infield in baseball. That’s the benefit of having two cannon arms out there.

  141. Pat D says:

    The answer to that question should be D. None of the Above, since none of them really have something to “bounce back” to.

    To me, a “bounce back” implies you were good the year before, which none of those three were.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      Cleveland was 80-82, so I guess you could stretch and say they fell apart from mediocrity.

      But the answer is D anyway because none of those teams will be any good in 2013.

  142. CUYanks says:

    ARod just 6 hits shy of 2900.

  143. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    We wait with bated breath to see what exciting way Toronto will manage to blow their lead. Edge of your seat stuff folks.

  144. CUYanks says:

    I would much prefer if Ricky Romero were done pitching for the night.

  145. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    What a play by Cano!

    Larry Bowa must be somewhere in the stadium.

  146. Mike N says:

    BASEBALL PLAYER!

  147. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Robbie!!!!

    And with a dive!!!!

  148. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    #LazyDominican

  149. nsalem says:

    Robby must have read the thread this afternoon.

  150. Kramerica Industries says:

    Bases loaded, no out.

    Nice knowing your lead, Jays.

  151. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Oh, just motherfucking-wonderful in Toronto right now.

  152. Nice Scheister says:

    Cano with the effort? Then the lazy throw. Parade.

  153. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    That should do it for Andy. Great outing.

  154. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice job, Andy.

  155. Mike N says:

    Awesome job, Andy!!!

  156. RetroRob says:

    I’d send him out to face one more batter the next inning, but doubt it’ll happen.

  157. Kramerica Industries says:

    Dare stretch Andy into the 7th?

    Not facing the middle of the order, since he just did this inning.

    • jjyank says:

      Under normal circumstances, absolutely. But he just hit his pitch count. I would imagine Girardi came out of the dugout to let him know he only had a batter or two left.

  158. JLC 776 says:

    I don’t really expect Toronto to win a single game against Baltimore, but this is ridiculous – how Baltimore keeps winning is the greatest mystery in all of sports.

  159. flamingo says:

    I just checked the box score – looks like Andy’s dealing. YES.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      His command hasn’t been great and he’s yielded too many baserunners, but he keeps making big pitches in big spots to get out of trouble.

      In other words, same old Andy.

  160. jjyank says:

    Bravo, Andy.

  161. RkyMtnYank says:

    I hope Andy comes back out, he’s not too far ahead of the 75 he threw last time. He can get one more batter at least.

  162. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I remember this version of Ibanez. He’s awesome.

    • Winter says:

      I’m pretty sure Ibañez’s skill is determined by seasons. Someone should check out his stats before the solstice and after the equinox.

  163. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’m going to make an ultra geeky cartoon comparison here. There’s an episode of the newish cartoon “Phineas and Ferb” where the main characters’ sister realizes the reason she can’t catch her brothers breaking the rules is that a mysterious force is keeping her Mom from seeing them, so she tries to appease it with sacrifices.

    The Orioles somehow have gotten the favor of the Mysterious Force.

    Yes, I did just bring up Phineas and Ferb on RAB. NO SHAME.

  164. Get Phelps Up says:

    Rauuuuuuuuuul!!!!

  165. RkyMtnYank says:

    The Darklord has risen!

  166. Hummingbird S. says:

    they are CRUSHING this guy!

  167. WHIPunk says:

    Ohh Lowrdddd that was demolished.

  168. Tim McCarver says:

    Can’t believe Girardi is planning to take Pettite out…he’s a pitching a shut-out! Pitch counts are disgusting, they didn’t have them in my day. Real baseball players don’t count pitches and “OBPs”, they count wins and whatever it takes to get them – grit, a high batting average, clutch hitting, bunting, et cetera.

  169. Kramerica Industries says:

    Seattle has seven sacks of Aaron Rodgers tonight.

    It’s only the 2nd quarter.

  170. Dela G says:

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAUUUUUULLLLL IBANEZ!!!!

  171. jjyank says:

    Hopefully Ibanez stays hot for about another 5-6 weeks.

  172. DERP says:

    GOD GOD GOD GOD ANTHONY GOSE

  173. Mike N says:

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

  174. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Very delayed C-ya on that one.

    Chavez!!!

  175. captain kiwi says:

    chavez! pile it on boys!

  176. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wow I thought he caught that lol

  177. Get Phelps Up says:

    Chavez HR and the Blue Jays escape the inning with the lead!!!!

  178. Dela G says:

    CHAVEZZZ!!!!

  179. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’m shocked that Eddard is not here to say he knew all along they’d hit this guy he’d never heard of.

  180. DERP says:

    Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

  181. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I also am shocked that some of us are apparently still dusting.

  182. Anthony says:

    Extremely delayed “see ya!” by Kay was funny, lol. Thought he caught it too to be honest.

  183. Mike says:

    Wow O’s had bases loaded 0 out and only get 1 run which was before that situation. 5-4 Jays

  184. jjyank says:

    Man, I thought Willingham got that.

  185. CUYanks says:

    Josh Hamilton might have just won the MVP… for Mike Trout.

  186. Winter says:

    Check this out:

    Raul Ibanez before the summer solstice: SLG% .464
    Raul Ibanez between the summer solstice and fall equinox: SLG% .360
    Raul Ibanez after fall equinox (2 days ago): SLG% 1.625

    I think I’m on to something.

  187. toad says:

    So suppose it ends up that the Yankees and Orioles are tied, and both have better records than Oakland. Now what? A one-game Balt-NY playoff where the loser gets to play another game against the A’s to decide the WC?

  188. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    So what, exactly, happened in the O’s game that made everybody so happy?

    I know the O’s only scored one run with the bases loaded and no outs, but what’s the story there?

  189. DERP says:

    Are we going to hear Adam Warren’s music tonight?

  190. DERP says:

    Blue Jays bases loaded no out. FINISH THEM!

  191. The Real Greg says:

    Now the Blue Jays have the bases loaded and nobody out

  192. Hall and Nokes says:

    It’s the Toronto tease again…..

  193. Erica says:

    Hey guys. Still here! Was facetiming with the boyfriend!

    CHAVEZZZZZZZZ

  194. DERP says:

    FUCK YOU REYNOLDS

  195. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Mark Reynolds making good defensive plays.
    The Orioles can just do no wrong.

  196. The Real Greg says:

    Sierra grounds into a force out at home. 1 away

  197. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Shit. Hell of a throw by Gose. He looked even deeper in the OF than the Grandyman did.

  198. The Real Greg says:

    Vizquel pops up to short. 2 away

  199. Hall and Nokes says:

    It’s bad enough having to watch our own RISPFAIL every night…

  200. yo says:

    grand slam! 9-4 jays!

  201. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Arencibia!!!!

  202. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yes JP!

  203. Get Phelps Up says:

    GRAND SLAM ARENCIBIA!!!!!!

  204. The Real Greg says:

    Arencibia GRAND SLAM

  205. DERP says:

    I think the J in JP stands for jesus christ.

  206. captain kiwi says:

    grand slam blue jays!

  207. Hall and Nokes says:

    AARON FUCKING CIBIA

  208. Mike says:

    Grand Slam with 2 out, 9-4 Jays

  209. Pat D says:

    Yay Arencibia.

  210. yo says:

    ah…the sweet music of a silent Camden Yards

  211. Hall and Nokes says:

    I’d review that. I’m sure replay will show that McLouth made an amazing 12 foot high leaping catch.

  212. Kramerica Industries says:

    Arencibia doing work.

    Will just make the Orioles comeback more annoying.

  213. Dela G says:

    holy shit a grand slam by the jays??? THANK FUCKING GOD

  214. Dela G says:

    joba super dominant. Let him pitch the 8th!

  215. The Troll Monger says:

    Joba with starter type stuff, weak contact and poise.

  216. CUYanks says:

    Ricky Romero would get the win. Uh-oh….

  217. Erica says:

    Phelps as Princess Leia HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

  218. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Somehow it makes perfect sense that Michael Kay has never seen Star Wars.

  219. Pat D says:

    Kay has never seen Star Wars?

    Jesus Effing Christ!

  220. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Michael Kay has never had soup and has never seen Star Wars.

  221. The Real Greg says:

    Jodi’s gonna have to fix that.

  222. The Troll Monger says:

    Cano’s strike zone has been very wide the past several games.

  223. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Ah, the second strangest Michael Kay quirk. Never seen Star Wars, or any other fantasy movie. If it’s not going to happen in real life, he doesn’t see the point.

  224. CUYanks says:

    I know it would only be a half game, but somehow being up 1.5 would feel like hugely better than being up 1.

  225. jjyank says:

    ….Michael Kay has never seen Star Wars?

    ….

  226. CUYanks says:

    I understand if we try to use our B relievers for the 8th and 9th, but please no Derek Lowe. Pretty pretty please.

  227. The Real Greg says:

    By the way, has anybody seen the Genevieve Gordier program with Michael Kay. He whines about his couch?

  228. The Troll Monger says:

    Michael Kay was born February 2, 1961.
    Original Star Wars came out May 25, 1977

    Kay was 16 (or so) when Star Wars came out and be NEVER saw it?!?

    I call BULLSHIT.

  229. Pat D says:

    I think that story about Jeff Kent going through hazing with Toronto is bullshit. His first year in the pros was 1992, and he was traded to the Mets during the season in the David Cone trade.

    So either Toronto did their hazing at the beginning of the year, or he was with the team at the end of the 1991 season even though he didn’t play, or he’s completely full of shit.

  230. Effthisnoise says:

    Ok wade you have a 6 run Cush, don’t fuck it up

  231. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Cory Wade…just, wow.

  232. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cory Wade will force Girardi to use Robertson and Soriano. And that will be unfortunate.

  233. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    FUCK YEAH BLUE JAYS.

    Now all we need to avoid is an epic collapse and we’re two games up in the loss column.

  234. captain kiwi says:

    jesus. 0-2 to a full count hr? wade, c’mon guy.

  235. Winter says:

    Will Suzyn please shut up about the flowers?

  236. Home run balls get lost all the damn time in those flower pots.

  237. Laz says:

    Why can’t Joba go more than an inning even though he threw only 11 pitches?

    • The Real Greg says:

      No more off days.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      He’s one of their top relievers. They have no more off days the rest of the season. When they have a chance to limit the usage of their top relievers, they should take advantage of it, to make sure they are available in bigger spots.

  238. Dela G says:

    lol @ those fans looking for that ball

  239. Robinson Tilapia says:

    You may not want to see Cody Eppley tonight, but Cory Wade does.

  240. CUYanks says:

    Kay’s an idiot. The magic number for clinching a playoff spot is related to the Angels not the Orioles.

  241. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Does Kay really think condiments are all fake?

  242. Dela G says:

    what the hell, i’d make this change, too

  243. Erica says:

    I haven’t been around as much so, uh…who is Justin Thomas?

  244. bring buck back says:

    Phew. I was worried there for a minute that we wouldn’t get to see Joe doing any Managin’. But then a lefty came up! My night feels empty until I get to see Joe make at least one match-up/platoon move.

  245. CUYanks says:

    Does Mike go with Yogi Berra or Bill Dickey for number 8?

  246. CUYanks says:

    Suddenly Adam Dunn is also putting heat on Cabrera for the HR lead.

  247. A’s still leading Texas 4-2 in the 7th.

    That would be a huge win for them if they can hold on.

  248. Anyone seen the Navy Federal Credit Union commercial with the screaming high school football coach?

    God I love that commercial.

  249. RetroRob says:

    Think I’d rather have the White Sox in the postseason as opposed to the Tigers. Probably just a hangover from the last two times the Yankees faced the Tigers in the postseaason.

  250. Erica says:

    Jeter is so perfect.

  251. Hummingbird S. says:

    hit streak alive!

  252. Hahah.

    Jeter giving a huge FUCK YOU to the hitting streak gods.

  253. CS Yankee says:

    Jeet being clutch in the stats column.

  254. CUYanks says:

    I like this. Casey Janssen on for the Blue Jays in the ninth, even with the 5-run lead. No kidding around.

  255. Pat D says:

    OK, they got the out at home, but why didn’t he just go for 2?

  256. The Real Greg says:

    And now bases loaded nobody out in Baltimore. O’s down 5

  257. yo says:

    aaand the O’s now have the tying run on deck with no outs

  258. Someone tell DRob to drop the ball and take his damn glove off.

  259. Winter says:

    Bases loaded none out in the Baltimore game. This isn’t possible, is it?

  260. yo says:

    double play, thanks mark

  261. yo says:

    game over in baltimore

  262. RetroRob says:

    Who is he calling in? It’s a five-run lead.

  263. The Real Greg says:

    And DRob’s coming in to get the last 2 outs, I think.

  264. Hummingbird S. says:

    Robertson, really? Nobody else can get 2 outs without giving up 5 runs?

  265. Hall and Nokes says:

    That went from “that game’s still on?” to “oh, shit!” to over in record time.

  266. brian says:

    well timed dp by baltimore…

    jeter leading the regulars in obp and really only cano may finish ahead of him… and this is with the guy clearing sacrificing walks to selfishly chase hits at various points in the season

    just very impressive, with all those plate appearances

  267. CUYanks says:

    Yay for Roger Maris getting a little face time in the Magic Number counter, but let’s make his appearance brief.

  268. Hall and Nokes says:

    Girardi totally pulls out the fogger every time he sees a spider on the living room window.

  269. Erica says:

    Ummmmmmmmm. End this?

    • Cris Pengiucci says:

      Robertson needs to get away from that Cutter. The Yankee Analysts did a nice piece on how that pitch seems to be getting him in trouble.

  270. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Well in Toronto they got it done but the Mysterious Force didn’t go down without a fight.

  271. The Real Greg says:

    Luckily there’s 2 outs. If there were no outs, I would be more worried.

  272. Anthony says:

    Don’t get too excited, Twins fans…

  273. flamingo says:

    DRob? What was that?

  274. Pete says:

    Oh fercrissakes, end it already.

  275. WhittakerWalt says:

    BARF

  276. CUYanks says:

    Win number 245 for Andy Pettitte.

  277. Winter says:

    For the first time in three weeks… 2 games up!

  278. flamingo says:

    Now how about a pitch of the non-cutter variety to end it?

  279. Mike N says:

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

  280. Matt says:

    I don’t understand why Robertson is throwing these weak hitters his cutter.

    His cutter is 2 mph or so slower than his 4-seamer, and his control of it has been terrible lately.

    He is just helping a bunch of weak hitters out by giving them a pitch they can handle.

  281. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice boring win! We need a lot more of those!

    • Cris Pengiucci says:

      Not so boring. Cory Wade shows he can’t be trusted in high leverage situations, then DRob gives up 2 runs. I would have preferred it ended 6-0 or 6-1.

  282. Get Phelps Up says:

    Overall, a very solid win.

  283. RetroRob says:

    All’s well that ends well.

    Nice seeing you Justin Thomas.

  284. The Troll says:

    I thought D-Rob’s cutter was shit? Why does he insist on throwing it nearly exclusively?

  285. Effthisnoise says:

    Got the win , but Drob continuously giving up huge hits and runs. Concerning

  286. RetroRob says:

    To celebrate the win, I’m having some soup. Michael Kay would not approve.

  287. Chilango says:

    Good job all around. Everybody’s been saying it, why hasn’t Robbie been listening? Stop throwing the cutter.

  288. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I am enjoying this “2 in the loss column” phenomenon.

  289. Jack says:

    That’s a bullshit call.

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