Sep
26

Game 155: Escape with a win

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More high fives, please. (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

There’s only a week left in the regular season, but the magic number to clinch the division still sits at seven. The Yankee control their own destiny but I don’t think anyone wants to see this thing go right down to the wire. Being able to rest some guys, particularly relievers, in that final series against the Red Sox would be nice. That’s why last night’s loss stung so much, it was a chance to inch closer to the division title and make life a little easier. The Yankees have a chance to atone for that loss this afternoon with their ace on the mound against a pitcher a) with a 5.9 BB/9 in nearly 80 innings this year, and b) starting on three days’ rest. Here’s the starting lineup…

RF Ichiro Suzuki
SS Derek Jeter
2B Robinson Cano
1B Nick Swisher
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Eric Chavez
DH Raul Ibanez
Chris Stewart
LF Chris Dickerson

LHP CC Sabathia

This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start at 1:10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Better off Eddard

    Ace vs Scrub, this is a must win. Take this game and 3/4 in Toronto and it should just about do it. And please let CC get out of his own jams regardless of whether or not a RH batter is coming up.

  • Luisergi

    Damn day, in the middle of the week, games… Hate them, and the fact that i’ve to work for a living.

    In case this team makes the play offs, is there any day game scheduled??

    Anyway, GO CC!! GO YANKS!!!

    • Better off Eddard

      I don’t know if the tv schedule comes out until the teams are set. The Yankees usually play at night because of ratings so I hope they don’t have any games that start before work is over.

    • Pat D

      Probably, though they tend not to schedule the Yankees for day games during the week in the playoffs.

      • Luisergi

        i really hope they don’t do that this year, that’s for sure.

    • jjyank

      I feel ya man. At least we have RAB to provide context that Game Day can’t.

      • Luisergi

        That is actually cool!

  • Pat D

    I had something clever to say. Or it was just quoting something. Either way I can’t remember it now. I guess this is what happens when you don’t get out of bed until noon.

    • Dan Gold

      Get a job

      • Pat D

        Wish i had seen this when it was posted. Trying to get approved for training following my layoff.

        But thanks for your concern.

        • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

          Tochy touchy, Trish.

  • The Real Greg

    The problem with this is that we are assuming that the Orioles are going to win out.

    They are having problems with the Blue Jays. If Tampa Bay can stick within 3 of the second wild card, then they will play hard to the end.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      What problem are you referring to?

      • MannyGeee

        the “problem” that the Jays have handed the O’s their own asses for 2 nights running

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Yeah, I don’t get it.

          • TomH

            The Jays are just using the O’s for practice, getting ready to give the Yankees the usual fits in Rogers Centre this weekend.

      • The Real Greg

        Putting so much emphasis on last night’s loss.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          “it was a chance to inch closer to the division title and make life a little easier ”

          That’s is too much emphasis? That seems like exactly the right amount of emphasis.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Well, they ARE the second place team…when they lose, our magic number goes down. It’s the circle of life.

          • The Real Greg

            I’m talking about the Yankee loss, not the Orioles loss.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              What’s wrong with being disappointed they lost? Then the magic number would be even lower, which would be pretty cool.

              • The Real Greg

                Nothing. But for people to say, “THIS COST US THE DIVISION” “We could have clinched it!” is a bit stupid. People did say that last night.

                • Rocky Road Redemption

                  So wait, that’s the problem you were referring to in the first post? Kind of came out of nowhere.

                • Anthony

                  Well, that is certainly over the top.

    • robert heenan

      Whether or not the Orioles lose, it is STILL A VERY GOOD IDEA FOR THE YANKEES TO WIN.

      If the Yankees win a game, then WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THE ENSUING GAMES, the Yankees are STILL one game better off.

      This is helpful if they lose a game. It is helpful even if they win every game and the O’s lose every game. Because then the Yankees have one more game they can rest guys.

      If you haven’t noticed, this team DESPERATELY needs rest. Cano, Boone, Soriano, Kuroda (notice how he always flames out in the 5th or so now), CC, etc.

      So a blown opportunity is not made “okay” just because the Orioles also happened to lose the same day.

      • The Real Greg

        EVERY team desperately needs rest. And as you know in some cases, rest before the playoffs is not good thing.

        • robert heenan

          This does not make your “LOSSES DONT MATTER WHEN THE O’S LOSE THE SAME NIGHT” mantra any less stupid.

          (I also have a really hard time believing that our overworked pitchers would be better off with more work rather than less over the next week.)

          • The Real Greg

            Last night, I didn’t say that it didn’t matter at all. I said the importance of the loss was diminished, not eliminated.

            • robert heenan

              independent variables

  • MannyGeee

    someone get DLowe warming up now… thats the kind of game we need.

  • Joe F

    Ordering pizza and going to a friends house. Enjoy the game guys. Get that W big fella.

    • jjyank

      Don’t you kids have school?

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

        I guess there’s some playing hookey going on here.

        • Joe F’s Local Truancy Officer

          *roars*

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

        Seriously, I had an awesome set up senior year where I had basically 10:30-1 off, but I still had to go back for the second half of my day.

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

          I would loathe that with a burning passion.

          I much rather get all my shit out of the way as soon as possible.

        • Joe F

          7:25-12:26

      • Joe F

        Jewish holiday!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          This explains why one of my staff is missing…..after I texted her wondering where she was.

          #culturalsensitivity

  • VT Yankee Fan

    How many of you are able to listen to games at work? I’ve had bosses who come by and ask the score and others who blow a gasket if they know someone is listening. I work at night now so not being able to listen would be a real pain in the ass.

    • jjyank

      I’m allowed to, but the signal in here is too crappy for me to listen to more than 2-3 seconds at a time before it buffers again.

    • Yank The Frank

      I have a TV on in my office that is suppose to be tuned to CNN in case something bad happens. I’m the point person for disasters. During Yankee day games it’s on YES. I’m then the point person for scores. If something bad happens, eventually Kay will make reference to it during the game.

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

        Just curious, where do you work?

        • Yank The Frank

          NYC

          • Mandy Stankiewicz

            I’ve commented on how awful the at bat app radio has been, but the recent update I just downloaded seems to have fixed the problem. I’m listening from my iphone (first time in…ever it hasn’t buffered over and over) FYI I’m inside an office building on 26/8th. Check your app store for an update.

    • MannyGeee

      Gameday Audio on the iPhone. only way to travel.

    • Luisergi

      I am, nobody here cares about baseball, but i don’t think they would like to find out that i’m listening a game, so i try not to react when shit happens, and sing out loud and dance a little every once in a while so they think i’m listening music. :/

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    During last night’s broadcast, Michael Kay mentioned that the winner of the WC game can reset its roster after the game.

    Now I realize that Bud Selig isn’t the brightest bulb, but does his entire office also consist of morons?

    As a consequence of that stupid rule, each WC team will carry only 1 (or possibly 2) starters, and then load up on bullpen or bench players. Why in the world would you carry 4 starters if you get to reset your if you win that game?

    It will certainly make for some interesting rosters, ones that you would never see under any other circumstances.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Isn’t that similar to the tiebreaker game, when you have a 40 man roster? That doesn’t seem to have caused any problems in the past, or led to any usual issues.

  • your mom

    Please, no Boone Logan today!

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

    Ahh…don’t have to be at work till 5 tonight, day game, breakfast for lunch. Good start to my day.

    • jjyank

      I hate you a little bit.

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

        You using the At Bat 12 app? If so, is Suzyn back =P

        • MannyGeee

          nope.

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

            …as much as a rag on the woman, I have no ill wishes towards her/her health. I hope she’s okay…

            • Yankee Fan 1

              She’s fine. It’s a jewish holiday.

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

                Ahh, I didn’t realize she observed Yom Kippur.

        • jjyank

          I do for gameday, but the signal goes in and out in this stupid building for the broadcast.

  • Zack

    QUite frankly,if we allow ourselves to lose two out of three to this team..then we don’t deserve the division,simple as that.

    • your mom

      But what if we win all 7 games after that?

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

        We might still win the division but in Zack’s eyes we wouldn’t have DESERVED IT!!!

  • Chris

    Listening to the game on the radio at work and holy crap…does everything need a sponsor? The official Ketchup and Mayo of the Yankees? THE NATIONAL ANTHEM???

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Interesting wild card idea: The second wild card is eliminated. The wild card team must submit their rotation to the team they are playing in the division series. That team gets to choose one pitcher from that rotation who will not be allowed to pitch-for the entire playoffs. This negates the simple idea of taking your Ace off the staff in the first place.

    Thoughts? I think it’s an interesting concept.

    • Chris

      After playing 18 games against your division, there is no need to have a “play in game”. Its like the playoffs all season. The 2nd wild card totally de-values the regular season.

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

    Deduno threw a gem at Fenway about six weeks ago.

    Not that it means too much, but I would hope that this isn’t a two-way street.

  • CC

    Who is filling in for Waldman? I recognize the voice but can’t put a name to it.

    • forensic

      Jeff Nelson

      • CC

        Ah, thanks.

    • JM

      Jeff Nelson

  • robert heenan

    This pitcher has a 7.5 ERA against winning teams and a 7.5 ERA in day games. I bet today he “surprisingly” throws a “good game”, just like how Ricky Romero throws his only “good games” against the Yankees.

  • MannyGeee

    that said, the fightin Valentines have rolled over against the entire league, choosing to only fight against the Yankees.

    • The Real Greg

      The Yankees have rolled over the Red Sox this year.

    • your mom

      If Pedroia and Ciriaco were not on their team we’d beat them every single time.

  • MannyGeee

    hey Yankees? please STOP FCKING SWINGING… this guy walks everything. take the free base you bunch of hacks!

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

      Ichiro never walks, Jeter hardly walks, and Cano never walks.

    • your mom

      Those three hitters define the word “hack”.

  • Yank The Frank

    Not a good start.

  • The Real Greg

    Remember the Yankees have never seen Deduno before so they might have to go one time through the order.

    Right now they are swing at his breaking pitches.

  • your mom

    Anyone have stats about Cano vs the curveball? It seems like his kryptonite lately.

    • Matt

      Still worth positive runs against the curveball, but producing at a much lower rate against it than in previous seasons.

  • Matt

    It’s amazing how so many hitters in this lineup can be retired on offspeed pitches without even having them set up by fastballs.

    The approach of these hitters is just terrible.

  • robert heenan

    Sometimes I think my eight year-old son could strike out Cano and Granderson. His pitches won’t reach the plate from the MLB mound, but they’ll lunge and swing anyway. And Ichiro somehow would find a way to pop out to third.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Hello. Haven’t checked gamecast yet.

    I sense negativity. what’s happening?

    • The Real Greg

      They swung at a few bad pitches

      • Matt

        It was a lot more than “a few” in that first inning. Don’t try to sugar coat it. Ichiro swung at 2 pitches in a row that practically bounced on home plate.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Key words: “In that first inning”. It was one inning. The negativity at this point in the game is indeed overreacting.

          • Matt

            Nobody is talking about overreacting or not in this thread. Saying that it was “a few” though when they swung at 6 or 7 pitches like that is a deliberate attempt to mislead.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              …Not really. It was one inning. This early in the game, it’s still “a few”. If this keeps up the whole game, then maybe it’s fair to be really mad.

              I don’t know. You can complain about the ABs I guess, but on the other hand saying he was “sugarcoating” seems pretty ridiculous.

              The fact that the negativity is apparently palpable also seems to be over the top to me.

  • Darren

    Cano is the best player of all time.

  • Luisergi

    So Cano covered first base this time???

  • Anthony

    Beautiful play!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Cano, hell, that was a better play by Swisher!

  • Yank The Frank

    Nice CC

  • jjyank

    How’d CC look? All I really heard on the radio was Sterling yelling a lot.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Nice defensive inning by Robbie there.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Gamecast had ball 3 right down the middle, haha

  • The Real Greg

    Happy now, guys?

  • MannyGeee

    two very different ways to get through the inning hitless. the ‘good’ pitcher needed alot of luck and some defense, whilst the ‘bad’ pitcher overpowered 3 straight hitters.

    Can’t figure baseball, man… John Sterling was right.

  • The Real Greg

    Threw a 2-1 curvaball

  • MannyGeee

    This just in… John Sterling just informed us that Nick Swisher is an “excellent defensive first baseman”….

    the fuck???

    • The Real Greg

      Well, is he? He’s not as good as Tex.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I don’t know…he used to be a 1b, maybe there’s something to that.

      On the other hand, while I don’t think he’s BAD, I haven’t really seen anything to convince me that he’s particularly good.

      • MannyGeee

        I am going with average-to-slightly-above but athletic for a 1B.

        but not a fantastic defensive 1b

      • RkyMtnYank

        That last play up the line with a runner running right at him and he does a 180 and even came close with the throw was a damn good play.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          If not for the great play by Robbie he would have thrown it away, though.

          It worked out, but VERY risky.

          • RkyMtnYank

            Bleh, Robbie was still late getting to the bag and really just lucky with a very nice bounce. Despite what the Yes booth thought it was a better play by Swisher.

            • Rocky Road Redemption

              Good on both sides, I guess.

              • RkyMtnYank

                Yes it was, thankfully.

  • MannyGeee

    STOP SWINGINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Real Greg

      Deduno has gotten his fastball over the plate the last two batters.

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

    How’d CC look in the bottom half, I had to go pick up my lunch.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Hopefully they pull their heads out of their asses before the end of the game.

    • The Real Greg

      Why? That was all on Deduno.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Huh?
        Deduno is forcing them to swing at pitches that bounce and get picked off first?

        • The Real Greg

          Well it doesn’t matter now, because Deduno is out of the game.

  • your mom

    Good one Grandy.

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

    I looked away, did anybody see what happened?

    • Yank The Frank

      Nothing he lookeed fine, but now they have a lefty coming in against our lefty lineup.

  • Yank The Frank

    Deduno is done. This usually doesn’t work out well for us.

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

      well according to ESP we OPS .840 as a team vs. Duensing. Raul, Jeets and Swish kill him,

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Raul has one hit. (2 AB)

        • MannyGeee

          thats still a .500! sample sizes FTW!

  • The Real Greg

    And Deduno’s coming out of the game.

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

    This is lovely.

  • cnp

    What happened to Deduno?

  • your mom

    Of course Gardenhire brings in the lefty innings eater when we have 6 lefty bats in the line-up.

  • The Real Greg

    Its Brian Duensing who the Yankees have seen and have mashed. 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in his career

  • forensic

    Oh good, this should go well with the 6 lefties in the lineup…

    • The Real Greg

      Ever heard of pinch hitting before?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        In the 2nd inning?

      • forensic

        That’s not allowed this early in the game according to Girardi. Nice try though.

        I’m sure later on you’ll make something up to support his decision though, whatever it is.

        • The Real Greg

          What are you Girardi’s best friend? Do you know him? Does he call you at home?

          • forensic

            This is all extra funny coming from you.

            How’d that PH’er look for Ibanez there? When’s the last time he PH this early in the game? Hell, even when has he PH platoon-wise in the 5th or 6th, much less the 2nd or 3rd?

  • Better off Eddard

    Wonder if Joe will PH Andruw in the 2nd inning to play the matchups.

    • your mom

      All depends on what the binder says.

      • RkyMtnYank

        The binder might not cover that. uh-oh!

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

      ‘Druw kills him, OPS of 1.156, granted uber-SSS.

  • The Real Greg

    It’s like all of you have not heard of pinch hitting before.

    • your mom

      What’s pinch hitting?

  • VT Yankee Fan

    My uncle, who is a big Yankee fan, lives in Minnesota. My dad, also a big Yankee fan, goes out to visit him every year. They plan these trips around Yankee games against the Twins. This is the game they are at this year.

  • Yank The Frank

    Meh…Raul

  • your mom

    Not surprised at that outcome LOL.

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

    The iPhone 5 looks like a shorter and fatter version of the Galaxy SIII.

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

      and more square.

      • your mom

        I love my SIII.

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

          Me too, since I got it it’s become one of my prized possessions.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    Deduno has an eye irritation and Gardenhire saw that from the dugout. No one is so naive to believe that he did not have this planned to bring in a lefty for our left handed lineup.They want to beat us at all costs. There is nothing in the rules that says you cannot do that.

    • The Real Greg

      That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard in my life.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        It’s not that far fetched.

      • Jose M. Vazquez

        It is not stupid. I was a physician for 42 years and the only way you can see an eye irritation or conjunctivitis is close up not from 80 feet away.

    • Yank The Frank

      If that’s true then I say, fuck ‘em we’ll kick there ass anyway.

    • MannyGeee

      What do you mean? I am positive if Girardi saw CC or Hiroki BLINK HIS FUCKING EYES, he’d go out to check on him… completely logical!

    • Jose M. Vazquez

      At least I don’t know if you can fake an injury and get away with it.

  • Yank The Frank

    Long rest for CC with no run support to show for it.

    • your mom

      It’s okay though, he’d probably give it right back.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      It’s been two innings.

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

    Note to Micheal Kay: the rest of the world looks at more than Win/Loss record to determine if a pitcher is having a good year.

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

    Nice play by Cano.

  • The Real Greg

    Well the Twins aren’t getting their dinky hits today.

    • The Real Greg

      Scratch that. There’s one

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

    Banner inning so far.

    • The Real Greg

      Yes

      Great hitting the other way and a ground ball single up the middle.

      They’re palying horribly

      • The Real Greg

        playing

  • MannyGeee

    this game is a bum out so far.

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

      I agree. Not saying we’re losing this game by any stretch, but it’s been kind of a bum out so far.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    “Hughes and catcher Russell Martin said they felt like Hughes hadn’t worn down and could have finished out the inning.” -Yankees.com

    At least those two agreed with me.

    • forensic

      Like Hughes would actually come out and say he was gassed after 99 pitches? I’m sure that would’ve gone over well.

  • herby

    What…they actually use Dickerson…guess Joe couldn’t pinch hit the Binder for him

  • The Real Greg

    oh look, a lefty got hot off of a lefty. Its a miracle! Twice!

    • The Real Greg

      a hit

  • Yank The Frank

    Ichiro is in such a great groove.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    C-Dick squirts one up the middle!

    • herby

      Guess you’ve been working on that one for about 3 weeks

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        I finally got to get that one off. It took a while, different positions and same-handiness. But it finally shot, up the middle.

  • MannyGeee

    lets go rally!!! or something

  • Yank The Frank

    The deadly bases loaded with less than 2 outs

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I’ll take a sac fly…

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Or that.

  • Luisergi

    YAY CANO!!!!

  • Better off Eddard

    Here’s Robbie’s chance to break out of the slump. Put this away early and let CC take us home.

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

      he did go 3-3 w/ a walk yesterday.

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

    ROBBIE!! 2-RUN DOUBLE!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Robbie!!!!

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

    Revere victimized by the fact that it was right at him.

  • Yank The Frank

    Boom go the dynimite !!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Man, CC just never gets picked up by his team.

  • The Real Greg

    So all of you who said the lefty coming in was going to neutralize the lefty lineup, congratulations.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      How about those who though pinch hitting would be appropriate this early in the game?

      GREG

      • The Real Greg

        It was an option. not the definite.

    • robert heenan

      if the orioles lose it doesn’t matter

    • forensic

      And congratulations to all of you who said they’d all be PH for…

      • The Real Greg

        When did I say specifically that they should all be pinch hit for?
        In those exact words?

        • forensic

          When did I say the lefty was going to neutralize the lefty lineup? In those exact words?

          You’re such a joke.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Look who fell into the party, YO!

    /houseparty’d

  • Luisergi

    YAY SWISH!!! Garbage Time is the best…

  • Yank The Frank

    Keep the line moving boys!

  • Better off Eddard

    YES! Robbie! Get the other 2 runs in and let CC take us home.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    My kingdom for a rout.

  • jjyank

    Yay Robbie!

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

    Wow, Revere has a better arm than I realized.

    (small amount of garbage time)

  • MannyGeee

    I love when Robbie shows up.

  • Anthony

    RISPSuccess!

  • Better off Eddard

    So much for the lefty shutting down this lineup.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    The Grandyman!!!!

  • jjyank

    And yay Swish!

    • Luisergi

      HAHA Boy, are you behind…

      • jjyank

        MLB at bat radio feed has a lag, unfortunately.

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

    GRANDY: Bases clearing triple!!!

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

    As the Hawk would say – don’t stop now boys.

    • herby

      The Hawk…leading candidate for worst announcing style in the history of baseball.

  • herby

    With the Yankees ending up in Boston maybe Swisher will end up with 100 rbi…

  • WHIPunk

    Thank god for the Twins pitching!!! Lets win this shit!

  • Yank The Frank

    5 to 1 baby 1 and 5 no one here gets out alive.

  • Luisergi

    YAY GRANDY!!! nice rally CC better not let this lead go…

  • MannyGeee

    now… sweep the leg NOW Johnny!

    lets hang a 7 spot right here

  • Leg-End

    This got fun quickly.

  • The Real Greg

    But this lefty was supposed to shut the lefty lineup down?!

    Gardenhire deliberately put the lefty in!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      The Real Greg says:
      September 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm
      Ever heard of pinch hitting before?

      • The Real Greg

        That was just one option.

  • MannyGeee

    this is awesome

  • Brian S.

    No pinch hitting for Chavez and Ibanez?

    • The Real Greg

      Why? All the lefties are hitting Duesning

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

      Ibanez actually has good numbers against Duensing.

      • Brian S.

        From when he wasn’t a decrepit old fuck

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          If only he was hitting well right now…alas.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          His only hit off Duensing came this year.

  • Better off Eddard

    Minnesota pitching is just what this lineup needed. This should be all CC needs to take us home and give the pen a rest.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Our offense just is just getting nailed by this lefty pitcher, huh?

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

    Great inning so far, let’s not let up though.

  • Luisergi

    Is Martin catching for the twins??

    Half kidding.

  • WHIPunk

    Seriously though what defunct, moronic organization drafts and actively promotes their pitchers in the minors to pitch to contact and could careless about power arms. Why the Twins chose to go that route is beyond me.

    • Brian S.

      Scott Baker was pretty good though.

    • forensic

      They’re cheaper than power pitchers.

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

      Especially in a gigantic ball park like that?! I personally would take 5 Phil Hughes’ in that ball park as opposed to a guy who gets a lot of ground balls and actively tries to get them.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    This is fun!

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Yay, RISPLOVE!! Now CC, don’t give this one up!

  • Yank The Frank

    Gardenhire may have to re-think his strategy

  • jjyank

    Man I wish I was watching this inning…on the plus side, I really like Nelson in the booth.

    • Better off Eddard

      I’m listening as well at work. He’s so much better than Suzyn. He doesn’t make stupid comments and can actually talk about pitching.

    • MannyGeee

      anything is better than Suzyn crowing.

  • MB923

    If the Yankees do not win this game, then I don’t know what I am going to do, but it’s not going to be pretty.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I like Jose Vazquez’s conspiracy theory above that Gardenhire faked the injury and brought in Duensing to screw the Yankees, in light of the 6 runs he’s brought us.

    • The Real Greg

      I know. The dumbest statement ever said on here, and it blew up in his face.

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

        Dumb comments come with the territory. We had someone say “Girardi has recreated 2004″ after Game Five of the 2009 World Series.

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

          Okay, no. That wins. Nobody is allowed to say any comment is the dumbest ever until they take that comment into consideration.

          • The Real Greg

            Fair enough.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            From now on, only “second dumbest ever” will ever be an appropriate line, and only in rare, truly moronic circumstances.

    • Jose M. Vazquez

      I’m glad it backfired on him. Not even superman can see an eye irritation from the dugout. And Mike omitted my comment.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I thought this lineup couldn’t hit lefties!

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Odd that Buck has decided the ideal time to go to the bullpen is with two outs and Chris Stewart up.

  • Yank The Frank

    Back to a right hander for the Twins. That didn’t last long.

  • MannyGeee

    game has gotten so disinteresting to John & Jeff that they are discussing the nuances of handling the scorebook when you bat around

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

      …what do you do if that happens?!

      • Luisergi

        You Drink

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

          Fair enough.

  • Luisergi

    Paraphrasing Sterling; “Good thing they didn’t hit any homers, ’cause if they did, this inning wouldn’t have been that good…”

    God bless this clown.

    • herby

      Amazing how the Yankees try to put the best performers on the field and the most god awful ones in the booth

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Second stupidest comment ever? I think so.

      • herby

        Oh like Michael Kay or John Sterling is what you’d consider good announcers…or perhaps you like hearing why he doesn’t like mayo

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          No, I’m talking about Sterling’s comment.

          (Also, I don’t get the Kay hate at all. Seems fine to me.)

          • herby

            I’ve seen them go whole batters not talk about the at-bat at all, talking about the steaks they’ve had, why he’s never watched Star Wars…which condiment he does or doesn’t like…and all of a sudden it’s two outs. His absolutely nearly fake home run calls on balls that are obviously never going to make it out…and See Ya, it’s a half-assed effort…on balls that do…He’s just a bad announcer.

  • VT Yankee Fan
  • Brian S.

    Scott Baker on a 1 year flyer anyone? Or will he go to a team where he will have a guaranteed rotation spot?

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

      If I were in his position I’d go to a team guaranteeing me a rotation spot, usually there is more money involved.

      • Brian S.

        Anyone else here listen to Behemoth?

  • robert heenan

    typical yankees…RISPfail on a huge opportunity with two outs because they can’t hit breaking pitches.

    • jjyank

      Wait, didn’t they just have several RISP hits?

      • Klemy

        But they should never, ever fail. No? lol

  • Yank The Frank

    CC get into a groove.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    6-1, eh? Nice.

    It will be a minor miracle if I get to watch or listen to a second of this. It’s a minor miracle that my schedule has even cleared up enough today for me to write this.

  • The Real Greg

    Even though he’s given up a run, CC just looks more comfortable on the mound. Looks like a totally different pitcher, even early in the A’s game

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Even though he’s given up a run….”

      Hilarious that you think you have to qualify that. Pitchers give up runs. Good pitchers give up runs. Great pitchers give up runs.

      • The Real Greg

        Well I thought people would get persnickety.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Don’t worry about people getting persnickety (Can I borrow that word?) Whether you’re right or wrong, stick to your guns.

          My name is Robinson Tilapia and I approve this message, even though I really should get back to work.

          • jjyank

            Works overrated. Just look at me go!

            *avoid eye contact with customers and turns up the volume on MLB At Bat*

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I also, from briefly scrolling above, bet Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has been through a screenname or twelve.

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

    Cano’s putting on a clinic today.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Robbie’s having a great game in the field.

  • The Real Greg

    There’s another dinky hit robbed by Cano

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

    God Cano has a GUN.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I must be missing a hell of a game if players are pulling out weaponry.

  • Yank The Frank

    Cano having a great day in the field.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Wow, Cano and Swisher are putting on a clinic today.

  • Mike N

    Just turned on MLB.TV in the office and see the 6-1 score! Can I get a quick recap of the Yanks scoring?

    • The Real Greg

      Dickerson single
      Ichiro single
      Jeter walk
      Cano double scores 2
      Swisher single scores 1
      Granderson triple scores 2
      wild pitch scores Granderson

      • Mike N

        Thanks! Great to hear that Cano and Grandy both RISPHIT!

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

      Duensing loaded the bases, Robbie singled doubled in two, Swish Singled in one, Robbie to third, Grandy hit a two run triple and then scored on a passed ball with Chavez at the plate.

  • jjyank

    According to Sterling, Cano has looked great in the field today. Confirm or deny, TV viewers?

    • Yank The Frank

      Confirmed, he is getting to everything and throwing great.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Sterling is correct.

      (I know that may be hard to believe)

      • jjyank

        Heh. That’s why I had to ask.

  • Yank The Frank

    Good shut down inning by CC.

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

    I know for damn certain Derek Jeter is one of those guys.

    • The Real Greg

      Ichiro?

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

      I think it’s Jeter and Cano.

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

        Oh no, nevermind. Half right. I looked it up.

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

      YES is fricken’ cheap.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Cano too, I thought.

  • The Troll

    It’s always amazing how Greg turns every commenter against him and every thread about himself. I’ll certainly admit that seeing what others have to say and how they react throughout the course of a game is entertaining, but Greg . . . Greg adds absolutely nothing. He drains this pool of innocent debauchery like a turd in a toilet.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well the turd doesn’t drain itself. Someone has to pull the lever.
      What that has to do with Greg, I have no clue.

      • MannyGeee

        we, the troll feeders, are the lever pullers.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Nicely done.

      • The Troll

        He stinks up the joint. He depletes every thread of its fun and amiable pace. You see, this is a toilet, a clean toilet, free of all human excrement. Greg is a piece of shit. Not that hard to follow. When Greg joins the party (the toilet) the vibe suffers. Greg is the turd that forces the flush. This thread can handle all the piss and vinegar that any CC beat-down has to offer, but Greg’s shit-like characteristics rid it of anything worthwhile. Greg is a turd. He is the turd that sends this thread to the sewer. See, Tilapia? While Greg is the world’s biggest Bono-esque turd, you’re a close runner-up. Your snark is nearly a world-ruiner. I think you need to get a job, ol’ man.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Yeah, I’d love to see your credentials, dipshit.

          • The Troll

            It’s the internet, so here are my credentials: I am the world’s youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. My GF is a Victoria’s Secret model. I own the largest yacht ever built and I am a personal friend to anyone who ever mattered. I’m the most interesting man in the universe, bro. Those are my credentials. Cower, fool.

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

          Wow dude…you’re a jerk.

          • jjyank

            Yep.

            • The Troll

              Yeah, not really an issue. I’m a jerk. ‘Tis all right with me.

              • jjyank

                Well as long as you’re at peace with it.

                • The Troll

                  Well, considering the poor, paltry, and pathetic options that you, the “AKA” loser, and Tilapia bring to table, I’d say jerk is by far the best selection. :)

                  • jjyank

                    Whatever helps you sleep at night.

                    • The Troll

                      Ok, Mr. “I pretend I have an important job in DC that I miraculously get days off from and have absurd, non-existent hours”. I’ve worked in DC. Your kind doesn’t cut it, hippie. What’s that? I think I hear your bong calling.

                    • jjyank

                      lolz okay.

  • Better off Eddard

    Jeff Nelson agrees with me that Jeter is MVP if Detroit and LA Angels miss the playoffs. Runner up would be Ichiro.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I thought the runner up would be Stewart.

      • MannyGeee

        I still have DeWayne Wise’s bunt as the AL MVP

    • Kosmo

      Adrian Beltre

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

      If I said King Felix shouldn’t win the Cy Young cause he doesn’t have enough wins and Micheal Kay agreed with me would that make me right?

    • Luisergi

      I laughed out loud.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I’ve been trying to find that comment Mike alluded to above about Girardi recreating 2004 after Game 5 of the 2009 WS. Can anyone help? This is the page that has the threads from that time, but I can’t find anything in the last spillover thread, the post game thread, or the recap thread: http://riveraveblues.com/page/861/.

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

      I wanna say it came in the game recap comments.

      Wasn’t the commenter name something like “virginia yankee” or something?

  • Yank The Frank

    Ace like shut down inning !!

  • MannyGeee

    CC has settled in. I am a fan. Bad news for Derek Lowe

  • Jack

    So close to the Immaculate Inning.

  • The Real Greg

    Ironic that both of the righties for the Twins have shut the Yankees down but the lefty failed.

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

    CC’s on fire!

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    I like the game thus far. Let’s hope Cartson Charles Sabathia (Kay’d) can keep it going. I’d love for them to just be able to bring in somebody for an inning or so at the end if it all. It would be good to have the bullpen rested going into the Toronto series since Nova, Hughes, and Pettitte will be pitching.

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

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4866886

    Greg, awesome use of the work persnickety. It doesn’t get used enough.

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

      word* god damnit.

    • The Real Greg

      It’s one of those words that enables awe and wonder. Wonder what some others are?

  • Brian S.

    I asked this above accidentally as a reply, but anyone else here listen to Behemoth?

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

      Occasionally, I’m not huge into black metal, or most modern metal in general…but I’ll go through my phases of enjoying it.

      • Brian S.

        That’s what’s up. I only like about half a dozen of their songs but it’s good music to get pumped up for a Calculus exam in two hours.

        • Brian S.

          I wouldn’t even call it black metal…more like death metal with some black elements.

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

          Also great music to go running to. When I try to get in shape I’ll listen to Slayer’s Reign in Blood to run and it’s impossible to not get pumped up.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            INFAMOUS! BUTCHER!

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

    Settle down C.C.

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

    Stop fucking around CC.

  • The Real Greg

    This is the only way the Twins are going to get back into this game. Walks and singles. Not much power in this lineup. No Plouffe, Willingham or Morneau

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice job, jackass.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Not sure he could have gotten 2 anyways, though.

    • forensic

      I couldn’t figure out what happened with Sterling and Nelson talking to Feinsand. Care to fill me in?

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

        Ground ball to Chavez w/ one out, thinking there was two he calmly walked the ball to third to get the force and didn’t look to go to second or first and started towards the dug out.

        • forensic

          Ah, jackass definitely fits then. Thanks.

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

    Damnit Chavez. That’s just a dumb mistake.

  • The Real Greg

    Can’t assume the double play Kay.

    But that was horrible

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

    I thought Chavez was conceding the DP because Florimon is a fast runner, and just decided to get the lead runner.

    Oops.

  • Yank The Frank

    Chavez needs to get his head out of his ass.

  • Mike N

    Ooof.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Chris Stewart: Defensive Catcher.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Thanks to Kramerica for the reminder (nice memory!) about the Girardi/2004 comment, I found it:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-673854

    • jjyank

      Hahaha that’s just gold. And who the hell is “pettit”? :P

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Step-brother of “Sabbath”

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I love this response:

      Raf says:
      November 4, 2009 at 11:33 am
      girardi has recreated 2004
      how were you able to type this as you jumped from the edge?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I like how lastseason is one word. We should do that with all seasons. Like anything and something. thisseason, nextseason, lastseason maybe even moreseasoning an lessseasoning.

    • MannyGeee

      awesome stuff. the spelling and lack of punctuation. hope VA Yank is enjoying the LoHud Blog alongside the rest of the bridge-jumpers…

    • RkyMtnYank

      Who are those Ben and Joe guys? hehe

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

        Just some trolls.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        One rides the subway way too much, and one rides Axisa’s coattails.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      I love Joe’s response.

      If the Yankees win tonight, you’re never commenting here again.

  • MannyGeee

    oh Zombie Chavez… You so craycray.

  • Yank The Frank

    Alright that was there last shot. We tack on a few more and cruise.

  • Plouffe feminine spray

    Defensive catcher my ass

    • The Real Greg

      Look at his stats in San Francisco. Not defending the trade, but the facts are the facts.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        The fact is that he has been very disappointing defensively this year, all while providing his expected level of offensive futility.

        • The Real Greg

          Actually this has been his best offensive year in his career.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            64 wRC+ this year. 62 wRC+ last year.

            Split hairs much?

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

            Greg, let’s call it what it is, Stewart has had a pitiful year by any stretch of the imagination.

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

      +10000

  • MannyGeee

    Thank you Nick Swisher (defensive firstbaseman, as we were today informed)… atta way to save Chavy’s ass

  • The Real Greg

    Bunt Stewart?

  • herby

    Why in the world would you bother bunting a guy over with a 5 run lead.

    • The Real Greg

      Because you want to make it a 6 run lead

      • The Real Greg

        Mske that a 7 run lead

      • herby

        With a 5 run lead there are other ways to make that happen..as we saw…but I guess dugout binder boy can only manage one way.

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

      It’s about the only positive thing Chris Stewart can do at the plate

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    C-Dick!!!!

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

    C-DICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    C-Dick!

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!! Let’s fucking kill these motherfuckers!!!

  • Jack

    Big swinging Dickerson.

  • Yank The Frank

    Dickerson tacking on.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Now aren’t we all glad that Ibanez got moved over to third?

  • Tom Q

    Well, that should end any remaining doubt about today.

  • Better off Eddard

    Dickerson christens that wall in right! What a call, Sterling!

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      that’s the first I’ve heard it, ha!

      • Yank The Frank

        and on Yom Kippur no less

  • MannyGeee

    Chris Dickerson… “christens the right field facing”.

    seriously John Sterling. just stop it

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Sterling is the excellence of execution!

  • herby

    Whoa…a bomb by Dickerson…nice…
    but he’s gotten his opportunities to play? Yea, if you count an at-bat here or there and a 9th inning defensive replacement.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Oh man, that thread makes me sad. Come back, TSJC.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Even a Bo sighting. Boy, those were the golden days…

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I’m reading it too. So many lost posters.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    C-Dick SHOOTS one off the facing! MONEY SHOT BY C-DICK!

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

    …is that allowed?

    • The Real Greg

      I think it must be because it’s hard to judge intent.

  • MannyGeee

    shit luck DP there

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      DP luck, shit here

  • CountryClub

    Jeter will probably get pulled if the score stays the same. Hit streak over (not that it matters).

    And Aardsma may actually get a chance.

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

      Could be (on Aardsma) CC finished this inning with 87 pitches, so theoretically he could go 8 and have Aardsma pitch the 9th.

      • The Real Greg

        I agree.

        • Steve S

          Absolutely. Give him a nothing inning, and see what happens and how he looks.

    • herby

      I’d be curious to see Aardsma get some innings in

  • The Real Greg

    Sabathia has destroyed Mauer

  • Yank The Frank

    CC is dealing

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Wait, no one was gonna make a “Captain DP” comment? Shameful showing by the trolls.

    • The Troll Monger

      El Captiàn, the Captain of the error free, dropped DP. With the rash.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Holy shit, I a dalelama sighting in one of the 09′ threads.

    Some trolls are just here to stay, I guess.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    There was actually a stretch, in 09′ where I was posting under this name. I think the primary difference between me now and me then is that I cursed less.

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

      Sadly, there are very few sighting of me (if any) before last season…not saying it was because I used have a social life and I no longer do…but that’s totally it :(

      • jjyank

        I’m still a relative RAB newbie really. I started posting in the offseason sometime, maybe shortly after the playoffs. Can’t remember now. I wish I could filter that, I’m curious wheen/what my first comment was.

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

          I remember my first game post…I think it was against the White Sox, and I know that AJ was on the mound because he got through the first few innings w/o an issue and people were all saying “oh this is the inning he collapses” after about the 3rd or 4th I said something to the affect of “chill out guys, you can at least act like we’re winning the game…AJ’s pitched pretty well.” Then jesse got on my ass because it was AJ’s M.O to go a few scoreless and implode. We got into a fight about it.

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        I commented way back in 2009, just not in game threads. I too used to have a social life, now I have three kids.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’ve had three kids since ’09?

          I assume a few of us had some semblance of a social life before which kept us out of things like Friday night game threads.

  • The Real Greg

    Damn the Yankees bullpen looks like a boys gang from the city the way they are sitting there.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    If the Yankees don’t let this get much closer, this will be the first time in 17 (!) days that the Yankees will have a final score that’s closer than 3 runs in either direction (13-3 victory over the O’s). Before that, the previous Yankees victory of more than 3 runs was 37 days earlier, the 8-2 victory over Texas.

  • Yank The Frank

    Cruise Control

  • Brian in NH

    MLB.com is offering a free live look-in for those of you too cheap to pay for the mlb.tv subscription

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Here I am from 09′! Proof!

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....our-19250/

    Several times in this very short thread.

    Yes, my original moniker was indeed “RAB Poster”. Not very creative, I know.

    I was also known for having a love/hate relationship with the Honorable Congressman Mondesi. Kind of like what I have with Greg, except with him it’s more a “Grudgingly Agree With/Dude, that is so Fucking Stupid” relationship.

    • The Real Greg

      In the words of Howard Cosell to Dandy Don:

      “I didn’t know you cared”

      • herby

        Was that after Dandy Don brought him his 4th or fifth drink?

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Me too!! Here I am, I still hated umps back then too…
      http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-1874757

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        Except that’s not the right link or handle. I still suck at life sometimes.

  • Dela G

    loving this game

  • Dela G

    Oh and maybe this lead is aardsma proof? the guy needs innings

  • The Real Greg

    That hit probably cost him the 8th inning.

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

    CC: settle the FUCK down.

  • Yank The Frank

    C’mon CC bring it home.

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

    Wow…talk about shit luck.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Heh. Apparently back in 09′ I was in favor of a dome over the stadium.

    • herby

      Only way they would’ve done it was a retractable roof with George’s face painted on the inside so he could be looking down on his team from Heaven…

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

        I would’ve been completely okay with that.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Complete with an interchangeable shot of his ass the opposing team can see when flying back home.

  • The Real Greg

    See do you think the Twins can do that 6 times in a row?

  • Yank The Frank

    Chavez has atoned

  • herby

    Nice catch Chavez…was getting worried he was going to bring in Logan

    • The Real Greg

      CC was going to finish that inning period.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    OK Chavez, that makes up for the jackass play.

  • Tom Q

    So, CC’s line is going to be in good-not-great territory, but it was really only dinky bounces that caused him any damage at all. This is, as far as I’m concerned, two CC Of Old performances in a row, just when I’d begun to wonder if we were going to see that guy this year.

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

      7-8IP 2ER is great as long as you realize the second run was a product of absolute shit luck.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yeah, that’s two great outings in a row. Big man gearing up for the big games.

  • The Real Greg

    I have no idea what Girardi is doing with Robertson up

    • The Real Greg

      Although it looks he’s not even going to get in. Girardi went out to ask CC if he can go one more out

      • jjyank

        Well yeah. Would have been criminal otherwise.

      • RkyMtnYank

        At 119 pitches and a 6 run lead it seems a bit unnecessary. Would like to see what Aardsma has.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    DRob warming. Shows how little faith Girardi has in the rest of the bullpen.

    • jjyank

      Ouch really? I was hoping for Aardsma with a 6 run lead.

      • The Real Greg

        I think DRob was warming in case Sabathia and Rapada imploded. The major emergency situation

    • Tom

      It’s just silly. You never know who may not be available on a given day but he has Eppley, Rapada, Garcia or even Joba who should be in before Robertson in a 6 run game.

      Then again Chris Stewart was bunting up 5 runs (I hope it was on his own, but somehow I doubt it)

      • The Real Greg

        Again DRob was up in case of a major implosion. He was the last resort.

        • Tom

          Last resort up 6? The guy after Doumit was a lefty.

          Robertson was up long before he needed to be in your “disaster scenario” he would be needed for the killer stretch of Carson, Carroll, Casilla where they might be batting in a 4 or 5 run game.

          You have mound visits and other delay tactics… he doesn’t need to be up with noone on base and either no out or 1 out when he won’t be needes 3-4 batters down the line.

  • Yank The Frank

    Great game by CC.

  • gc

    So if they hold onto this lead, who do we see wearing #6 in the sidebar? Joe Torre? Perhaps Mickey Mantle again wearing the number he wore when he first came up to the bigs?

    • jjyank

      Torre. I doubt Mike goes with the same player twice in a row.

  • Yank The Frank

    Aardsma is up

    • The Real Greg

      As well as Eppley so I was correct about Robertson.

    • jjyank

      Awesome. Would love to see him log some garbage time innings and see what he’s got.

  • RetroRob

    Jeter batting second is a failure. Lead off.

  • Yank The Frank

    Robbie is coming alive

  • RetroRob

    In a surprise move, Gardner tests his elbow by pitching the 9th.

    • Tom

      Testing it catching the throw back from the catcher, or is he pitching right handed?

      Humor fail.

      • RetroRob

        Keep trying. It’ll get easier.

        • Tom

          You do know it is his non-throwing elbow that was injured?

          • RetroRob

            Yes.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The stretch run is no time for babying.

  • herby

    Don’t know why he couldn’t use Aardsma…guess the Book of the Damned told him match-ups didn’t favor the magic…

  • Yank The Frank

    Gardy in left but no Aardsma, Epply instead.

  • CountryClub

    Girardi is crazy

  • RkyMtnYank

    Girardi’s a douche.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t think we are going to see Aardsma or Warren until the Yankees clinhc some form of playoff spot or there’s an emergency.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Wouldn’t have minded Aardsma here, but whatever. I care about winning more about Aardsma’s happiness on day two.

      • RetroRob

        Exactly. Having a hard time getting worked up Eppley over Aardsma. If he makes it into a game this year, fine. If not, fine.

  • Tom

    Robertson up again… looks like Greg was right!

    • The Real Greg

      But he’s just standing there, doing nothing.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    DRob warming again….smfh.

    • The Real Greg

      Not really, he was just standing there.

  • The Real Greg

    Again, why doesn’t somebody ask him about it.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Why isn’t Swisher pitching? Garbage time is where he thrives?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Period, not question mark. Ruined my joke.

  • Mike N

    I always enjoy seeing a kid get his first MLB hit. Now let’s hope he doesn’t score his first MLB run!

  • herby

    don’t know why you even bother to get him warmed up if you don’t bother to bring him in with a six run lead. I think he passed up a big opportunity to get him his first game action in a long time. Who knows what goes on in Girardi’s mind.
    At least they won.

  • Yank The Frank

    Good game, we needed that.

  • RetroRob

    Nice win. Glad to catch at least one inning of the game.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I actually got to listen to two innings! Hooray for forgetting my staff member I was looking for this afternoon was actually out for Yom Kippur.

  • The Real Greg

    And Eppley hadn’t pitched since Sunday and even then he threw 2 pitches so he needed some work.

    • herby

      They’ll be plenty of opportunities to get him some work. With a six run lead and you have a player who hasn’t pitched in over a year you take the opportunity to get him in there and see what he has, or to get over being nervous.

  • Mike N

    GREAT WIN!!!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    2 game lead now. fuck yeah

  • gc

    Hello, Mr. Torre! Hopefully tonight, you’ll be stepping aside for Mr. DiMaggio!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      From your mouth to god’s ears.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    Because I had a power outage I don’t know how much flak I have gotten for suggesting some machinations by the Twins in order to beat us. The logic is this: If Deduno had an irritated eye at the beginning of the game, then Gardenhire was negligent in putting him in as the pitcher. If he did not have it, how could he see it from 80 or more feet from the dugout? How come did no one look at his eye when they went to see him. As far as I can tell he was saying that he was o.k.

    • Tabbert

      Why is there a problem with the twins trying to win? Don’t you want the blue jays to do everything they can to beat the orioles?

      This is a sport… The objective is to go out and win regardless of being out of playoff contention or not.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      If Gardenhire wanted to take out his pitcher, he didn’t need to fake an injury. He could have just pulled him. So why are you so suspicious of the injury thing?

      And if it were a sound strategy for manager to pull his starter in the 2nd inning for the sake of match ups, you would see this actually happening, which you don’t.