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.

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498 Comments»

  1. Better off Eddard says:

    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.

  2. Luisergi says:

    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!!!

  3. Pat D says:

    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.

  4. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

      What problem are you referring to?

    • robert heenan says:

      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 says:

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

        • robert heenan says:

          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.)

  5. MannyGeee says:

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

  6. Joe F says:

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

  7. VT Yankee Fan says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Gameday Audio on the iPhone. only way to travel.

    • Luisergi says:

      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. :/

  8. Sweet Dick Willie says:

    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 says:

      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.

  9. your mom says:

    Please, no Boone Logan today!

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

  11. Zack says:

    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.

  12. Chris says:

    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???

  13. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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 says:

      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.

  14. 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.

  15. CC says:

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

  16. robert heenan says:

    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.

  17. MannyGeee says:

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

  18. MannyGeee says:

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

  19. Yank The Frank says:

    Not a good start.

  20. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  21. your mom says:

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

  22. Matt says:

    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.

  23. robert heenan says:

    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.

  24. Cuso says:

    Hello. Haven’t checked gamecast yet.

    I sense negativity. what’s happening?

    • The Real Greg says:

      They swung at a few bad pitches

      • Matt says:

        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 says:

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

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

              …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.

  25. Darren says:

    Cano is the best player of all time.

  26. Luisergi says:

    So Cano covered first base this time???

  27. Anthony says:

    Beautiful play!

  28. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  29. Yank The Frank says:

    Nice CC

  30. jjyank says:

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

  31. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Nice defensive inning by Robbie there.

  32. Cuso says:

    Gamecast had ball 3 right down the middle, haha

  33. The Real Greg says:

    Happy now, guys?

  34. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  35. The Real Greg says:

    Threw a 2-1 curvaball

  36. MannyGeee says:

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

    the fuck???

  37. MannyGeee says:

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

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

  39. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  40. your mom says:

    Good one Grandy.

  41. I looked away, did anybody see what happened?

  42. Yank The Frank says:

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

  43. The Real Greg says:

    And Deduno’s coming out of the game.

  44. cnp says:

    What happened to Deduno?

  45. your mom says:

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

  46. The Real Greg says:

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

  47. forensic says:

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

  48. Better off Eddard says:

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

  49. The Real Greg says:

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

  50. VT Yankee Fan says:

    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.

  51. Yank The Frank says:

    Meh…Raul

  52. your mom says:

    Not surprised at that outcome LOL.

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

  54. Jose M. Vazquez says:

    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.

  55. Yank The Frank says:

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

  56. 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.

  57. The Real Greg says:

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

  58. MannyGeee says:

    this game is a bum out so far.

  59. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    “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.

  60. herby says:

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

  61. The Real Greg says:

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

  62. Yank The Frank says:

    Ichiro is in such a great groove.

  63. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    C-Dick squirts one up the middle!

  64. MannyGeee says:

    lets go rally!!! or something

  65. Yank The Frank says:

    The deadly bases loaded with less than 2 outs

  66. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    I’ll take a sac fly…

  67. Luisergi says:

    YAY CANO!!!!

  68. Better off Eddard says:

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

  69. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Robbie!!!!

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

  71. Yank The Frank says:

    Boom go the dynimite !!

  72. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  73. The Real Greg says:

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

  74. Cuso says:

    Look who fell into the party, YO!

    /houseparty’d

  75. Luisergi says:

    YAY SWISH!!! Garbage Time is the best…

  76. Yank The Frank says:

    Keep the line moving boys!

  77. Better off Eddard says:

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

  78. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    My kingdom for a rout.

  79. jjyank says:

    Yay Robbie!

  80. Wow, Revere has a better arm than I realized.

    (small amount of garbage time)

  81. MannyGeee says:

    I love when Robbie shows up.

  82. Anthony says:

    RISPSuccess!

  83. Better off Eddard says:

    So much for the lefty shutting down this lineup.

  84. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    The Grandyman!!!!

  85. jjyank says:

    And yay Swish!

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

  87. herby says:

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

  88. WHIPunk says:

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

  89. Yank The Frank says:

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

  90. Luisergi says:

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

  91. MannyGeee says:

    now… sweep the leg NOW Johnny!

    lets hang a 7 spot right here

  92. Leg-End says:

    This got fun quickly.

  93. The Real Greg says:

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

    Gardenhire deliberately put the lefty in!

  94. MannyGeee says:

    this is awesome

  95. Brian S. says:

    No pinch hitting for Chavez and Ibanez?

  96. Better off Eddard says:

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

  97. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

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

  99. Luisergi says:

    Is Martin catching for the twins??

    Half kidding.

  100. WHIPunk says:

    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.

  101. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    This is fun!

  102. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  103. Yank The Frank says:

    Gardenhire may have to re-think his strategy

  104. jjyank says:

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

  105. MB923 says:

    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.

  106. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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.

  107. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    I thought this lineup couldn’t hit lefties!

  108. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  109. Yank The Frank says:

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

  110. MannyGeee says:

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

  111. Luisergi says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      Second stupidest comment ever? I think so.

      • herby says:

        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 says:

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

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

          • herby says:

            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.

  112. Brian S. says:

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

  113. robert heenan says:

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

  114. Yank The Frank says:

    CC get into a groove.

  115. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  116. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

      “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 says:

        Well I thought people would get persnickety.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          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.

  117. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  118. Cano’s putting on a clinic today.

  119. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Robbie’s having a great game in the field.

  120. The Real Greg says:

    There’s another dinky hit robbed by Cano

  121. Yank The Frank says:

    Cano having a great day in the field.

  122. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  123. Mike N says:

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

  124. jjyank says:

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

  125. Yank The Frank says:

    Good shut down inning by CC.

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

  127. The Troll says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        we, the troll feeders, are the lever pullers.

      • The Troll says:

        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.

  128. Better off Eddard says:

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

  129. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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/.

  130. Yank The Frank says:

    Ace like shut down inning !!

  131. MannyGeee says:

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

  132. Jack says:

    So close to the Immaculate Inning.

  133. The Real Greg says:

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

  134. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    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.

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

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

  136. Brian S. says:

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

  137. The Real Greg says:

    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

  138. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice job, jackass.

  139. Damnit Chavez. That’s just a dumb mistake.

  140. The Real Greg says:

    Can’t assume the double play Kay.

    But that was horrible

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

    Oops.

  142. Yank The Frank says:

    Chavez needs to get his head out of his ass.

  143. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Chris Stewart: Defensive Catcher.

  144. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

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

  145. MannyGeee says:

    oh Zombie Chavez… You so craycray.

  146. Yank The Frank says:

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

  147. Plouffe feminine spray says:

    Defensive catcher my ass

  148. MannyGeee says:

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

  149. The Real Greg says:

    Bunt Stewart?

  150. herby says:

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

  151. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    C-Dick!!!!

  152. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    C-Dick!

  153. Mike N says:

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

  154. Jack says:

    Big swinging Dickerson.

  155. Yank The Frank says:

    Dickerson tacking on.

  156. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  157. Tom Q says:

    Well, that should end any remaining doubt about today.

  158. Better off Eddard says:

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

  159. MannyGeee says:

    Chris Dickerson… “christens the right field facing”.

    seriously John Sterling. just stop it

  160. herby says:

    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.

  161. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  162. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  163. MannyGeee says:

    shit luck DP there

  164. CountryClub says:

    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.

  165. The Real Greg says:

    Sabathia has destroyed Mauer

  166. Yank The Frank says:

    CC is dealing

  167. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  168. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

    Some trolls are just here to stay, I guess.

  169. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

        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.

        • 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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  170. The Real Greg says:

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

  171. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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.

  172. Yank The Frank says:

    Cruise Control

  173. Brian in NH says:

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

  174. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

  175. Dela G says:

    loving this game

  176. Dela G says:

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

  177. The Real Greg says:

    That hit probably cost him the 8th inning.

  178. Yank The Frank says:

    C’mon CC bring it home.

  179. Rocky Road Redemption says:

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

  180. The Real Greg says:

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

  181. Yank The Frank says:

    Chavez has atoned

  182. herby says:

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

  183. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    OK Chavez, that makes up for the jackass play.

  184. Tom Q says:

    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.

  185. The Real Greg says:

    I have no idea what Girardi is doing with Robertson up

  186. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

    • jjyank says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

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

        • Tom says:

          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.

  187. Yank The Frank says:

    Great game by CC.

  188. gc says:

    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?

  189. Yank The Frank says:

    Aardsma is up

  190. RetroRob says:

    Jeter batting second is a failure. Lead off.

  191. Yank The Frank says:

    Robbie is coming alive

  192. RetroRob says:

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

  193. herby says:

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

  194. Yank The Frank says:

    Gardy in left but no Aardsma, Epply instead.

  195. CountryClub says:

    Girardi is crazy

  196. RkyMtnYank says:

    Girardi’s a douche.

  197. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

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

      • RetroRob says:

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

  198. Tom says:

    Robertson up again… looks like Greg was right!

  199. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    DRob warming again….smfh.

  200. The Real Greg says:

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

  201. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  202. Mike N says:

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

  203. herby says:

    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.

  204. Yank The Frank says:

    Good game, we needed that.

  205. RetroRob says:

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

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      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.

  206. The Real Greg says:

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

    • herby says:

      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.

  207. Mike N says:

    GREAT WIN!!!!!!!!!

  208. Dela G says:

    2 game lead now. fuck yeah

  209. gc says:

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

  210. Jose M. Vazquez says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

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