Apr
18

Game 14: For The Sweep

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Fun Fact: Non-Hughes Yankees pitchers have allowed just one homer at Yankee Stadium this year. That was Paul Goldschmidt’s blast off CC Sabathia last night. (Elsa/Getty)

The Yankees pulled off their first improbable win last night, at least in the sense that for most of the game, it didn’t feel like they had much of a chance. Wade Miley was on cruise control, the Diamondbacks scored some runs early … that kind of stuff makes a game feel like a loss in a hurry. Instead, the offense came through late and here we are looking at a potential sweep.

Of course, to get that sweep the Yankees will have to rely on Phil Hughes, who hasn’t pitched well at all this season. If that’s not enough, they’re also going to have to overcome left-hander Patrick Corbin, who will be on the bump for Arizona. The Yankees come into the game with a wimpy little 58 wRC+ as a team against southpaws, so they’re really going to earn this sweep if they manage to pull it off. Here’s the starting lineup…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. LF Vernon Wells
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Kevin Youkilis
  5. DH Ben Francisco
  6. C Frankie Cervelli
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. SS Eduardo Nunez
  9. 3B Jayson Nix

And on the mound is the right-hander Phil Hughes.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads

669 Comments»

  1. Luis Castillo (Not the one who dropped the ball) says:

    Come on Phil, lets start with not being Phucking Phatetic this time, 0k? And we’ll go from there.

  2. Winter says:

    How bad is Francisco in the outfield? ‘Cause I’d kinda rather see him out there instead of Ichiro and Hafner as DH. I know it’s lefty-lefty, but I’d rather have lefty-lefty with Pronk than with Ichiro.

    • Mike HC says:

      This makes too much sense.

    • Tom says:

      I can see with Hughes (a flyball pitcher) on the mound taking the defensive side of things, but he also did the same thing with Sabathia on the mound yesterday.

      Seems like at the very least he should be splitting the time off against lefties (between Hafner and Ichiro).

  3. forensic says:

    The last 2 games, Nova and CC seemed to do really well against the DBacks with their breaking stuff, rather than the fastball.

    We’ll see if Hughes can find any semblance of a reliable breaking ball tonight or if he just stays stubborn with the fastball as per the norm and gets it hit around.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I honestly don’t pay close enough attention for even anecdotal evidence on that, let alone actual stats. Is that what you think he does with mixing his pitches?

      • forensic says:

        The stuff on Hughes is mostly anecdotal, just being a heavy fastball pitcher as we all know. There is such a variation on fangraphs between the pitchFX numbers and the info solutions numbers, so who knows. But, either way, he’s always a high fastball % guy, and they both have his slider up a little and his curveball way down, with his change up a little.

        The stuff from the last two days is from watching and listening to postgames, mostly from last night. CC threw only 2 fastballs (according to Flaherty) from the 6th-8th innings and over the course of the game threw more sliders than fastballs. Tuesday it seemed anecdotally that Nova was throwing a bunch of breaking stuff and survived to an improved result.

  4. Billy says:

    LOL at 5-6 Ben Francisco and Frankie Cervelli – #Needhelp

  5. Lavendor Gooms says:

    Regression to the mean + 58 wRC+ = big night tonight.

    Unless the mean is like 60, then maybe not so much.

  6. BigBlueAL says:

    No reason at all for Ichiro to be back in the lineup tonight.

  7. Robinson Tilapia says:

    PHIL PHUCKING KERSHAW!!!!

    BROOKS PHUCKING NIX!!!

    I was about to write “JAYSON PHUCKING SCHMIDT” until I realized I would referring to a fairly average pitcher, and not channeling Mike Schmidt.

  8. Mickey Scheister says:

    I count 15 people in the stands behind the plate, wow.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      And they probably still wouldn’t let me stand right behind that section in the concourse.

    • The Big City of Dreams says:

      It looks like a ghost town in there

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Not trying to make excuses, but it was pouring briefly at 5:00 PM. It’s probably wet as hell out in those seats.

        Never cared about those seats behind home plate. Win or lose, they charge a ludicrous amount for them.

        • The Big City of Dreams says:

          True they do charge a lot for those seats. They were a bad idea from day one

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            I used to be able to walk up, at game time, to whatever the hell they’re now calling where the Marlins used to play, and be able to afford those seats.

            • The Big City of Dreams says:

              Yankees should look into trying to fill those seats. If I’m not mistaken they did lower the prices correct?

    • SeventhAce says:

      Think about how many of these people really give a flying rat’s ass about the game.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        That’s why, 95% of the time, I sit in section 203. Had 100 section seats once, along the first base line. Very much enjoyed it.

    • jjyank says:

      Am I the only one who doesn’t really give a damn?

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I care, but not in the sense that I think others do.

      • forensic says:

        Me too. And it’s pretty fucking annoying when they assume that people who sit close and pay a lot of money to go to a game don’t care or know about baseball.

        I only get to go to one or two games a year and we always spend extra and sit close so we can see everything well and be close to the field. I’m not traveling hundreds of miles for a weekend of two games to sit 300 feet from the action.

        • Mickey Scheister says:

          I feel the exact way, I’m going to three games this year and I’ll pay a premium for great seats.

        • jdp says:

          Seats upstairs right behind home are cheap on Stubhub and give a great view.

          • jjyank says:

            That’s where I sit usually. But I’m also younger than forensic, and presumably make less money :)

            If I could afford it, I’d absolutely pay a premium for good seats, especially if it was a rare occurrence.

          • forensic says:

            Sadly, I haven’t gotten to the new Stadium yet. Last game in NY was 2008 finishing up the old stadium. Did get to do the stadium tour that time too.

            Though, we splurged and bought tickets for the 2010 WS in NY. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to use them.

  9. Chilango says:

    Keep it in the park tonight Philip-

  10. Mykey says:

    Goldschmidt’s at bats will scare me greatly tonight.

  11. Chilango says:

    Kay says “you can make location mistakes” when you’re throwing 94. What a stupid statement.

  12. Mike HC says:

    Nice to see the velocity up at 93-94.

  13. Vern Sneaker says:

    Establishing the fastball, and it looks effective.

  14. MeloJeter says:

    Phil looks awesome. Free in his motion and his arm looks loose. Sometimes he looks incredibly rigid and stiff.

  15. Mykey says:

    C’mon Phil, put him away.

  16. Chilango says:

    Fastball is moving, and he hit his spots.So Phar so good.

  17. Mike myers says:

    Phi nally Phil

  18. Vern Sneaker says:

    That pitch missed.

  19. Mickey Scheister says:

    If Corban gets that call all night, game over. That was outside.

  20. Robinson Tilapia says:

    You can tell this kid’s new. He doesn’t have a ridiculous beard yet like Kennedy and Miley. Give him some time.

  21. Mickey Scheister says:

    Those are some long last names in the infield, they almost ran outta room 1st-SS for the DBags.

  22. jjyank says:

    Hah, field mic picked up Youk saying “Damn it!” really clearly.

  23. forensic says:

    Youk is just 1-13 now against lefties vs. over .400 vs. righties.

    Hopefully that small sample (the bad one) fixes itself soon while the other one stays close to its current level.

    • jjyank says:

      His career numbers, as well as his more recent ones, say that he’ll get hot off LHP soon enough. Hopefully the RHP correction isn’t drastic, though.

      • forensic says:

        Yup, and really I’ll take a lower vs. LHP production for a higher vs. RHP production, at least in a vacuum, given that they’ll face 70-75% righties instead of lefties.

        • jjyank says:

          Yeah, of course. Just sucks right now given how the Yanks have performed against LHP as a whole thus far. I’m confident that won’t continue as far as Youk is concerned, though.

          • forensic says:

            Yeah, unfortunately, I’m a little less confident in Cano improving since he was terrible against them last year and is continuing that again this year so far.

  24. Mykey says:

    Serious question. How much do you guys think Derek Jeter affects attendance?

    • MeloJeter says:

      Hard to say no affect whatsoever, but I doubt it’s substantial

    • forensic says:

      Eh, he could affect it if it was his final year or something, in terms of more coming out when he’s playing. But with the option next year, it’s probably not a huge difference.

  25. Eddard says:

    Chavy isn’t doing much this year. And he hasn’t done anything against us.

  26. Mykey says:

    He missed a bat! That was awesome!

  27. Eddard says:

    Philbert struck somebody out. Maybe he’ll turn it around against an NL lineup.

  28. Mickey Scheister says:

    Is that a change Phil is throwing at 85mph?

    • warren says:

      I was just trying to figure that out I have no idea what that pitch is. Has he ever thrown an 83 mph pitch before? To slow for slider and cutter. its also not his curve. IDK???

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        He’s getting swing and misses with it but it doesn’t look like its doing much, in terms of movement. I wonder if he continues to throw it if they’ll starting teeing off. I hope it’s a legit change, his FB would play up much better in that case.

    • Chilango says:

      Looked like a slider that didn’t do much

    • forensic says:

      Yes, though I can’t see it. Based on fangraphs, his change averages a touch over 84.

      The only other close pitch to the mid-80′s would be his cutter and you’d be able to see the difference in those.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        I’m going to keep the at bat app up when he gets back on the hill, I’m curious to see what they call it. I don’t remember Hughes touching 93-94 and 83 in the same sequence. I like it, if its effective.

  29. Eddard says:

    2 strikeouts for Phil! Much more aggressive tonight. That’s what he need to do, attack the hitters.

  30. jjyank says:

    Nice, Phil!

  31. Mickey Scheister says:

    HUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHEEESSSSS!!!!

    fin

  32. James A says:

    Due Up:

    {Francisco
    Cervelli}
    Suzuki

    I love it

  33. The Real Greg says:

    Ben Francisco has heard Zoilo Almonte’s footsteps…

  34. Eddard says:

    Frankie, please don’t bunt in the 2nd inning ahead if Ichiro.

  35. Mykey says:

    Yikes. Not the prettiest at bat there.

  36. Vern Sneaker says:

    That was ugly.

  37. The Real Greg says:

    Ichiro’s pressing. Don’t know if Boesch can play full time, but…

  38. Winter says:

    Oh man was that ugly. Put Hafner in the lineup (or even Boesch)…

  39. Chilango says:

    Holy fuck, the worst AB I’ve seen so far this year

  40. BigBlueAL says:

    Sad part is when Grandy returns the player who should be DFA’d is probably Ichiro.

    • jdp says:

      Sad that it should be or sad that it won’t be?

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Francisco?

    • forensic says:

      Francisco is way more useless than Ichiro.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        No he actually isnt because he bats RH. With Grandy back you have Grandy, Gardner and Boesch as LH outfielders with Wells and Francisco RH. Grandy coming back makes either Ichiro or Boesch useless IMO unless Hafner is hurt.

        • jjyank says:

          I think it’s more likely that Boesch gets optioned and whoever is worse out of Ichiro and Wells will become the 4th OF. At least this way the Yankees can keep as much depth as possible.

        • forensic says:

          Ichiro plays defense and has speed at least, plus more potential with the bat depending on how down you are on him (though you seem pretty far down on him).

          And though he’s a righty, Francisco can’t hit lefties (or righties for that matter) so his handedness doesn’t matter.

          • BigBlueAL says:

            Yeah I know since his career splits are actually a bit reversed I believe (as are Boesch’s). But Girardi obviously is playing him only against LHP.

            I know Ichiro aint getting released and Im not rooting for it cause when he is on he is fun to watch (like last Sep/Oct). But if Ichiro didnt have a 2yr contract releasing him would be alot more viable an option I believe.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Yes, but righteous anger and all that shit.

  41. The Real Greg says:

    Corbin had 6K’s in his first 12 innings.
    He has 4 in the first two innings of this game.

  42. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Anybody know where I can find the amount of times Eduardo has been on the DL?

  43. Mykey says:

    Phil’s back guys.

  44. Winter says:

    Ah, that’s the Phil Hughes we’re used to.

  45. Karl Krawfid says:

    Called that first pitch home run lol

  46. The Real Greg says:

    What do rookies like to hit more than anything?
    Fastballs.

    What did Phil Hughes give him?
    Fastball

  47. King George says:

    Philip Hughes says: “Fooled ya! Ok, now I’m back.”

  48. Anderson Silva says:

    textbook Phil, right down the middle for a HR

  49. Mickey Scheister says:

    Game over.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Unless the D-Backs are forced to go to their pen like last night.

      I thought the Yankees were dead to rights last night and look what happened.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        I did too. CC battled and luckily Miley lost the zone, here to hoping for another string of walks and a Nix or Cervelli bloop single.

    • jjyank says:

      Third inning, 1 run. Oh how quickly we forget.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        Wave the white flag!

      • Laz says:

        Should we really expect any more from our #4 starter?

        • jjyank says:

          Probably not. And that’s my point. How anyone can say “game over” down 1-0 in the 3rd inning, regardless of who is pitching, is completely beyond my comprehension.

          • Mickey Scheister says:

            It was a joke.

            • jjyank says:

              Apologies then. But don’t pretend that such comments haven’t been made seriously before. Sarcasm isa funny thing on the internet.

              • Mickey Scheister says:

                Oh, I agree there are some bridge jumpers. It takes more than ONE Hughes homer to make me park my car on the shoulder. Two, MAYBE!

                • jjyank says:

                  Hughes seems to bring out the worst in people’s assumption in what’s going to happen in a game. So again, sorry for jumping to that conclusion with you.

                  I’ve just seen it happen too many times, I guess. I’m looking at you, Greg.

                  • Mickey Scheister says:

                    It’s all good, I’m a game thread junky. I’m not as active on open threads and other posts, so I get it, a lot of us game thread folks can have that pessimist POV. Like stuart a.

                    • jjyank says:

                      stuart goes beyond simply being pessimistic. I’m a game thread guy myself (usually) so I get it.

  50. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I thought for sure the pitchforks were out for Hughes after that HR.

  51. BigBlueAL says:

    Its amazing how much Hughes misses location by. Ive never seen a pitcher miss so much to the complete opposite side of the target like Hughes does.

  52. ahh says:

    #4 starters are supposed to give up a run every 3 innings. Phil needs help.

    • jjyank says:

      Well technically if a start gives up a run every 3 innings, that’s a 3.00 ERA and a borderline ace.

      I get the frustration about Hughes, but phrasing it that way doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Chilango says:

      I took it as sarcastic. As in Phil is not pitching badly tonight

  53. The Real Greg says:

    By the way, Corbin was drafted in the SECOND round in the 2009 draft.

  54. Mickey Scheister says:

    Atta boy Wells, make him throw a strike! Stop helping this rook out.

  55. Mykey says:

    Just getting destroyed low in the zone. Pretty infuriating to watch.

    • Mykey says:

      Frustrating rather… I’m not infuriated. That would be rather sad.

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      Below the knees at a time when he can’t find the plate, forces a player to swing at a pitch outta the zone. I’m not crazy about the low zone and the outside pitches to lefties.

  56. King George says:

    At least 65% of this guy’s balls are ankle level or lower. Come on, guys.

  57. Kramerica Industries says:

    Trivia:

    gotta be Randy Johnson in 2001.

  58. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Nice try by Robbie there.

  59. Vern Sneaker says:

    Cano’s amazing

  60. Mickey Scheister says:

    Repeated for emphasis..

    Hughes gives up one home run per 4.9 innings at Yankee stadium and one per 11 innings on the road

    WOWZA. He shouldn’t pitch at YS3 ever again. Road warrior Hughes!

  61. Robinson Tilapia says:

    In case anyone was wondering, mushroom, onion, and cheese frittata on potato onion bread.

  62. Robinson Tilapia says:

    For the sake of my finding a parking spot at night, go Bulls.

  63. Mykey says:

    Haha Brook throwing out the first pitch. That’s great.

  64. King George says:

    Please drop Ben Francisco

  65. Anderson Silva says:

    oh Nuney. That wasnt routine but it was far from a hard play.

  66. Mick taylor says:

    Girardi is an idiot with all this platooning why is not hafner in the lineup. I would rather havehafner and overbuy than nix and Francisco

  67. Mykey says:

    Haha, I love that Kay clarifies, “that’s in the park,” knowing how worried we all are.

  68. The Real Greg says:

    Phil Hughes throws fastballs which is the one pitch that young players like Gregorious can hit.

  69. Vern Sneaker says:

    It’s almost as though Hughes is out of gas already. I hope not.

  70. OldYanksFan says:

    Lucky he missed that.

  71. JMK says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Hughes got the strikeout. But that was a terrible pitch. It reminds me of Nova’s K to Ross early in the first game. Just a hanging breaking ball in the middle of the plate that apparently surprised the hitter.

    • The Real Greg says:

      As I said above, Hughes throws so many fastballs that a slider, even a bad one, can fool a hitter. Plus Cliff Pennington is not a good hitter.

  72. King George says:

    Crisis averted.

  73. King George says:

    Hard to call it a pitcher’s duel, Michael, when one pitcher looks really good and the other is giving people cardiac arrests. Oh, wait, there’s Ichiro with another right-side infield groundout.

  74. The Real Greg says:

    I know that Ichiro has been going down in recent years but to fall that much in an offseason is unbelievable

    • King George says:

      Please, please, please, please take Ichiro out. I’d rather see Erubiel Durazo in right field than Ichiro.

  75. Anderson Silva says:

    very generous strikezone for this guy

  76. Mykey says:

    This is getting embarrassing.

  77. Dalek Jeter says:

    1-0 through 5? I want to ask if Hughes has pitched well, but he could be twirling a 2 hitter and you most of you would tell me about how every out was a line drive to the warning track and how Hughes is like super lucky because he’s god awful and can’t ever pitch well, never mind the fact that he pitched to a 3.9 ERA from May on last season.

  78. SeventhAce says:

    Whose the ump behind the plate?

  79. Mickey Scheister says:

    Not a strike to Nuney. 6 inches off the plate inside. Wow.

  80. jjyank says:

    Hey, so Corbin is a FA in my fantasy league…is he really this good, or do the Yankees suck against LHP? Could be both, I suppose. Think he’s worth picking up?

  81. Alkaline says:

    Anyone care to update? I saw Hughes gave up a HR. Did I miss anything else important?

  82. Eddard says:

    Just one hit off of this Andy Pettitte wannabe? And that hit was by Ben Fransisco. The top 4 hitters need to do something next inning. At least make him throw some pitches and get him out of the game. Their pen can be had as was done last night.

  83. The Real Greg says:

    Remember this kid outdueled Clayton Kershaw.

  84. King George says:

    Phil Hughes is fucking horrible.

  85. BigBlueAL says:

    Fastball supposed to be low and away and he misses high right over the plate.

  86. Dalek Jeter says:

    Heh, maybe I should turn the game off, I turned it on to watch Nunie get K’d and Prado take Hughes deep.

  87. The Real Greg says:

    Just has been unable to develop a consistent secondary pitch.

  88. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hughes is lucky that he threw that pitch in that certain spot at that certain speed during that sequence to Goldschmit otherwise he wouldn’t get the strikeout.

    /amIhatingHughesright?

  89. Mickey Scheister says:

    Hughes swinging K pitch to Goldsmitty was the near the same spot the ump called strike three to Nuney, C’mon blue!

  90. The Real Greg says:

    6IP 2ER.

    Guess what that is according to MLB terminology?

  91. JMK says:

    The homers are disappointing. The lack of command is discouraging. But I think if we were polled before the game, “Would you take 6 IP, 2ER from Hughes?” 90 percent of us would have said, “Duh!”

  92. Mickey Scheister says:

    This game is eerily similar to last nights game, here’s to hoping for the same results!

  93. Eddard says:

    Hughes hasn’t been the problem tonight, it’s the offense against this Andy Pettitte wannabe. The top of the order needs to at least wear him down and get into that pen. Then you can unleash your LH pinch hitters.

  94. Dalek Jeter says:

    That swing right there tells me that it’s only a matter of time before Wells goes all pumpkin on us.

  95. Anderson Silva says:

    not even a single good AB. This guy must be really good.

  96. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie Cano!!!!!!

  97. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Dontcha fucking know!

  98. Anderson Silva says:

    Robbie!! Finally!

  99. The Real Greg says:

    He hung a slurve.

  100. BigBlueAL says:

    Get your 200 mil Robbie.

  101. Eddard says:

    At least Robbie is doing his part.

  102. jjyank says:

    ROBBIE!

  103. Noah Poser says:

    Cano hit the ball hard off a lefty? Never seen that since ’11 :/

  104. Mickey Scheister says:

    CANO! Is good at baseball.

  105. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Kevin Youkilis is a very slow moving man.

  106. Dalek Jeter says:

    That was a sick play by Pennington.

  107. flamingo says:

    Robbie the best.

  108. The Real Greg says:

    In each game this series the Diamondbacks have had a 2+ run lead. In each game the Yankees have rallied.

    Will the young D-backs start thinking “Here we go again”

    Plus that inning insures that Corbin doesn’t finish the game.

  109. Alkaline says:

    I <3 Robbie.

  110. Noah Poser says:

    I wonder if teams will purposely push back certain starters just to face us if they are a left hander. We crush righties, but can’t hit these lefties.

  111. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’m actually starting not to cringe when the ball is hit at Nunez.

  112. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hughes has to go off speed here.

  113. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I really expected Didi Gregorius to look like a Greek supermodel. Maybe the tits look better underneath the uniform.

  114. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’ll take that start from Hughes every time. I expect the Yanks to be ahead by the time I come back from the grocery store.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I’d take that start from anybody not named CC or Kuroda every time out. 7IP 2ER 6H 6K’s? That truly is a quality start.

  115. Eddard says:

    Phil did his job tonight. The offense needs to back him up now.

  116. JMK says:

    Captain Obvious here but…if Nunez can reliably throw the ball to the first baseman, he’s a massive defensive upgrade over Jeter. With his speed, he’s likely a pretty big upgrade on the bases as well. The real issue is his bat –– if he can provide .270/.330/370 with good baserunning and solid defense we meet just get average production out of SS this year, Jeter or not.

  117. Mick taylor says:

    Girardi is an idiot. If his logic’s not to have hafner in the lineup because he is lefty, why is it okay to have ichiro or Gardner.? Would it not be better to have Francisco replace ichiro and hafner play? Hafner can hit leftys he did it in cleeland

  118. Winter says:

    Jesus, how many lefty pitchers does this team have?

  119. Dalek Jeter says:

    Woah! I didn’t know Ben Fransisco had that type of power.

  120. forensic says:

    Screw you Sterling!

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      FWIW Fransisco did clobber it, I questioned it off the bat…but a split second later I knew it was foul.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        I told my wife, Fransico home run here, she responded with “who?”

        Yeah. I thought I called it.

  121. The Real Greg says:

    Corbin got screwed on the 2-2. That was strike 3.

  122. Eddard says:

    Damn you, Kay.

  123. Dalek Jeter says:

    Fuck you Ichiro…the first time you hit the ball hard literally all season and you line into a DP?!

  124. The Real Greg says:

    Even when Ichiro hits it hard, he can’t get a break.

  125. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichiro is literally the worst

  126. Mickey Scheister says:

    Jesus Christ.

  127. Eddard says:

    They just have to hope they can get him out of the ballgame in the 8th and rally against the pen again. I would PH for Nix next inning, I don’t care if it’s lefty on lefty.

  128. SDB says:

    Could they just pull Ichiro from the lineup for a few games and give his spot to Boesch?

  129. Noah Poser says:

    I almost forgot that we only have 2 hits this game. What a pathetic showing. If Robbie didn’t get that hanger we wouldn’t have any hope.

  130. OldYanksFan says:

    Phil has had a decent game, and the numbers are certainly good. But anyone who has watched the whole game knows he has gotten away with quite a few ABs. The exact same pitches on another day would proably be 4 runs of more.

    He just does not have a good enough 2nd pitch. If I’m facing him, I just wait for the high FB. It’s gonna come.

    In the minors, I thought Phil had great command. I also thought he had a killer 12-6 CB. Am I wrong?

  131. The Real Greg says:

    Interesting, Gibson. Hernandez up in the bullpen.

  132. Mickey Scheister says:

    On that first out, there seemed like an akward exchange between Cano and Youk.

  133. Cuso says:

    How much tricking weight did Joba gain since ST?! C’mon man!

    And yes, it matters, in terms of health.

  134. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robinson Tilapia, I blame you for that one!!!

  135. Winter says:

    That’s the Nunez we know and love.

  136. The Real Greg says:

    It is on Nunez, but I’ve seen 1st basemen make that play.

    And in the end it didn’t matter.

  137. Mickey Scheister says:

    Who jinxed that shit?!

  138. jjyank says:

    Fuck, we did jinx it.

  139. Mickey Scheister says:

    Teix or Overbuy make that play, no? Any excuse to type Overbuy works for me.

  140. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Meh. I’m not even blaming Nunez for that even if I should. Tex would’ve scooped it up.

  141. Eddard says:

    I don’t care if you PH Chris Stewart, Jayson Nix should not hit next inning. Lefty on lefty is better than Nix, Stewart is better than Nix. PH for Nix.

  142. Noah Poser says:

    Are they warming up a lefty? I can’t imagine they let a right hander face Cano when and if he’s up. Also Gardner to a much lesser extent.

  143. Jeterscrackedankle says:

    Tex makes that play, but still secretly love Youk

  144. The Real Greg says:

    If Girardi PHs Overbay for Nix, Gibson’s going to bring in Reynolds.

  145. OldYanksFan says:

    You could see that Nuney spiked that throw as soon as he released it.

  146. Dalek Jeter says:

    I hate Smoking PSA’s. I know smoking is terrible for me, and it’s a personal decision between myself and my incredible lack of willpower/self control. There is no reason that you guys should have to sit through the horribly dark PSA’s they have these days for the benefit of people who are literally killing themselves when we know we’re doing it.

  147. Winter says:

    Seriously? Hafner? Not Overbay?

  148. Mickey Scheister says:

    Prado is an amazing fielder. Hope he hits well enough for a GG.

  149. Mickey Scheister says:

    These outside strike calls ARE FUCKING KILLING ME!

  150. Winter says:

    How was the first pitch a strike but that last one was a ball?

  151. Winter says:

    Damn! Look at those arms!

  152. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Stevia tastes weird.

  153. Winter says:

    OK, Gardner needs to get on base here. Not sure I trust Wells against the righty and Cano needs to get up this inning.

  154. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Let’s drive this run home!

  155. The Real Greg says:

    Unless Wells DP’s Cano’s going to get a chance.

  156. Winter says:

    No double play. No double play. No double play.

  157. Mickey Scheister says:

    Gritty hit by GGBG.

  158. Mickey Scheister says:

    Over under 2.5 pitches to Wells this AB?

  159. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wells, you put the bat down.

  160. Cy Pettitte says:

    really surprised there’s no lefty up for Cano

  161. The Real Greg says:

    Kirk Gibson has really spit the bit here.

  162. Eddard says:

    He walked Wells on 4 pitches to get to Robbie Cano! This is it! Beat the pen.

  163. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie, let him come to you buddy. He has to challenge you at some point in the AB.

  164. Eddard says:

    Kay’s right, this team is gritty and gutty. Reminds me a lot of the 09 club.

  165. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’ll take it, this ump SUCKs. The pitch dead center is a ball but 6 inches off the plate is a strike. Okay.

  166. Mickey Scheister says:

    C’mon Robbie!!!!!!!!! You can do it, put your bat into it!

  167. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow close call

  168. Mickey Scheister says:

    All it takes is a single!

  169. Eddard says:

    He struck out! No, it hit him! NO HE STRUCK OUT!

  170. CG says:

    damn it, was clapping and shit for nothing

  171. Robinson Tilapia says:

    ARGH!

  172. Anthony says:

    The umps can reverse their decision? Since when?

  173. jjyank says:

    Fuck.

  174. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    That is a bad fucking break right there.

  175. Dalek Jeter says:

    Ugh…

    C’mon Youk!!!

  176. Robinson Tilapia says:

    What I actually hate about that at-bat is that it turned a potentially easily forgettable loss into a frustrating one.

  177. Mickey Scheister says:

    If they call that right, a K, then the runner scores from third on the wild pitch, no?

  178. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Well that was a shitty half inning.

  179. Anthony says:

    damn it!

  180. Chilango says:

    Oh fuck.

  181. The Real Greg says:

    It was a good call.

    What a horrible at bat by Cano.

    You want to earn 200 million dollars, you have to score at least one run there.

    Pathetic.

  182. Eddard says:

    Should have let that hit you, Youk. I guess they’ll have to come back against Heath Bell but they’ve already used their Hafner bullet.

  183. jjyank says:

    Fuck fuck fuck.

  184. Winter says:

    He may have struck out with the bases loaded, but I really like how Youk was so eager to take one for the team there.

  185. Chilango says:

    OK Cano homered but that was a pretty lame AB. No discipline at all.

  186. JLC 776 says:

    As a team, are the Yanks now batting below the Mendoza line with the bases loaded? Between last night and tonight it certainly feels like it…

  187. Vern Sneaker says:

    Skype-ing with my son, missed last two innings then come back to bases loaded and see the two strikeouts. God that was depressing.

  188. The Real Greg says:

    And now Gardner spits the bit in the outfield.

    Good outfielders make that play.

  189. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Joba doing his best to fit under the celery cap next season.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Not Joba’s fault.

      Gardner spit the bit. Good outfielders make that play.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Saying something twice doesn’t make it true.

        Go for a drive. Doesn’t even have to be a long one tonight. Rinse the negative vibe off.

  190. Raymond Freemont says:

    Red Sox are so much better than the Yankees. It’s infruating.

  191. Vern Sneaker says:

    Look at this crap. I’m a jinx.

  192. Dalek Jeter says:

    Jobber just blew Chavez…

    ….away.

  193. OldYanksFan says:

    Damn! Robbie swung at Ball 4 Twice.

  194. Eddard says:

    If Jobber can get out of this and then give one of his fist pumps, that should rally the offense in the 9th.

  195. kronk says:

    Hey, I hate to go off-topic, but the FBI just posted new video footage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

  196. Leg-End says:

    Nunez has to make that tag, has to!

  197. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Let’s see the replay on that.

  198. Jeterscrackedankle says:

    Out by a mile

  199. Vern Sneaker says:

    That is a bullshit call.

  200. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    I screamed in fury, but upon second view it was a good call. Damn it.

  201. Eddard says:

    He was out. Phil Cuzzi is a clown.

  202. Noah Poser says:

    I’m not going to lie but I almost turned off the game when I heard the players due up next inning for the Yanks.

  203. Mickey Scheister says:

    I call bullshit on that.

  204. Anthony says:

    Ross was safe by a hair.

  205. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This is the worst officiating I’ve seen since Danny Davis.

  206. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Throw beat him by a mile but the tag wasn’t there.

  207. Dalek Jeter says:

    Oh christ…if Gardner went around in his AB in the 7th and Robbie went around last inning, he went around there!

  208. Jeterscrackedankle says:

    Cuzzi is a one man wrecking crew

  209. The Real Greg says:

    I can’t tell by looking at the replay.

  210. Mickey Scheister says:

    Of course he didn’t go, it’s not the Yankees. Every check swing for the Yanks is a strike, the DBags a ball.

  211. Mykey says:

    Please don’t be hurt!

  212. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    What a ridiculous fucking inning of baseball.

  213. Winter says:

    Shit luck this inning. Combine the bottom of last in with the top of this one it’s even worse.

  214. Anthony says:

    Props to Joba. What a bizarre inning.

  215. Winter says:

    Finally.

  216. Chilango says:

    Nice work Joba.

  217. Alkaline says:

    No words for the past inning.

  218. Vern Sneaker says:

    Good Jobber! Now for a sweet walk-off win.

  219. Dalek Jeter says:

    Well done by Jobba, working out of a jam that he had no part in creating. (I personally think Gardner makes that catch 90 out of a 100 times)

  220. Eddard says:

    They’ve used the Hafner bullet so you can either PH Boesch for Fransisco or for Ichiro, pick your poison.

  221. Mickey Scheister says:

    If they see less than 10 pitches this inning, I’m gonna kick a puppy.

  222. Dalek Jeter says:

    o/t, why are there two new episodes of Parks and Rec tonight?

  223. Noah Poser says:

    Come on! When Hughes, your #4, give you 7 and only allowing two SOLO shots you have to win. Who knows what he does next time out.

  224. Mickey Scheister says:

    Below the knees, STRIKE!

  225. Mickey Scheister says:

    C’mon Cervi! Conjure your inner Posada here!

  226. Cy Pettitte says:

    CERVELLI!!!

    bahahahaha

  227. The Real Greg says:

    CERVELLI

  228. Anthony says:

    THIS TEAM!

  229. Dalek Jeter says:

    FRANKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  230. Eddard says:

    FRANKIE! FRANKIE!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE THE 09 YANKEES ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  231. Vern Sneaker says:

    WOOOO!!!!

  232. CG says:

    FUCK YEAH, I LOOOOOOVE Cervelli even more now!

  233. Leg-End says:

    GRIT!

  234. trr says:

    Well, I just walked in from my anniversary dinner with wife and Frankie C gave me a present

  235. Chilango says:

    oh my

  236. Winter says:

    MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!

  237. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    FRANKIE GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING CERVELLI!!!!

  238. SeventhAce says:

    CERVED TO LEFT FIELD!!!!!!
    C YA!

  239. Robinson Tilapia says:

    FRANKIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!

  240. jjyank says:

    ….WHAT?

    CERVELLIIIIIIIIIIIII

  241. Leg-End says:

    That was that Zack Hample anti-Yankee douche that caught that wasn’t it.

  242. Mykey says:

    Cisco!

  243. BigBlueAL says:

    Russell Martin who??

  244. JLC 776 says:

    My fucking gamecast is frozen with 2 outs in the top of the ninth still…. I think I’m going to like what I see when it unfreezes.

  245. Mickey Scheister says:

    End it Ichi! END THIS SHIT SON!

  246. CG says:

    Is it just me or did it look like Ichiro intentionally slapped that ball into the ground, thinking that he was going to be able to run it out?

  247. CG says:

    lol @ the near-injury on the bunt

  248. King George says:

    A lot of us are really happy that Cervy is the catcher right now.

  249. LiL b Da Ca$hMaN says:

    Come one Nunez, give Rivera a chance to close the game!

  250. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Oh we like!

  251. King George says:

    Do you try and steal with Nuney on first now? I say HELL YES. Get him in scoring position.

  252. BigBlueAL says:

    Steal.

  253. Vern Sneaker says:

    Which pitch does he run on?

  254. Winter says:

    First Cervelli, now Nunez. Eddard must be orgasming.

  255. Mickey Scheister says:

    Pastadivingdidi.

  256. The Real Greg says:

    Why did Overbay swing?

  257. BigBlueAL says:

    Why is he swinging????

  258. Winter says:

    I’m sure Nunez had the green light to go whenever he thought he could get a good jump. Overbay might not have known when he was going to run.

  259. Vern Sneaker says:

    Love that eyes wide open crazed grin Cervelli gives. He’s a trip.

  260. The Real Greg says:

    The good news is that we are going to have the top of the lineup up next half inning.

    The bad news is that the D-Backs are probably going to go to their lefty relievers.

  261. Mickey Scheister says:

    I know Mo needs rest but this umps strike zone tonight is perfect for Mo.

  262. Chilango says:

    Robbie smooth at 2B

  263. jjyank says:

    Man, Cano really makes that look so, so easy. I love watching hom field. And hit. And…everything.

  264. Dalek Jeter says:

    I’m going out on a limb here, Robinson Cano is hands down the best all around 2nd baseman since Joe Morgan.

  265. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cano is like Chester cheetah in dis muthafucka!

  266. Anthony says:

    I wonder if we’ll see Mo, considering it’d be his 3rd straight appearance.

  267. Mickey Scheister says:

    Anyone else recall a game last year where, outta nowhere, I believe he was in a jam and D-Rob busted out a nasty change. Or am I imaging this?

    • jjyank says:

      I don’t remember the particular moment you’re talking about, but I think he does have a change. Just doesn’t throw it much.

    • Chilango says:

      I remember once in 2011 in a Rays game he struck out two batters in a row —both on changes.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        That may be it, two nasty changes ups, I think the announcer at the time was saying if he can consistently throw that for strikes he belongs in the rotation.

  268. Eddard says:

    They’re finally going to throw a lefty at Gardner and Cano. This is the inning to win it with your best hitters up. Get Gardner on base and let him fly.

  269. jjyank says:

    So if the Yankees don’t score, who pitches the 11th? Do you try to stretch another one out of D-Rob? Go to Mo? Personally, I think they should at least try to start the inning with D-Rob and hope for a full inning. At least an out or two. They already burned Logan and Joba, so Mo is their last bullet.

  270. OldYanksFan says:

    Wow… their SS has a gun!

  271. Pseudoyanks says:

    Thanks Michael Kay.
    Cano likes hitting in extra innings. It couldn’t possibly be SSS, being deep into the competitor’s bullpen, or just that the numbers aren’t that much better than his overall numbers.

  272. Mickey Scheister says:

    Kay, just call the kid fat. Telling anyone they look like Jobs is indirectly calling them fat.

  273. Dalek Jeter says:

    Right to Phelpsie? That was Robertson’s first inning in a week and it didn’t feel like he threw too many pitches.

  274. Dalek Jeter says:

    Right to Phelpsie? That was Robertson’s first inning in a week and it didn’t feel like he threw too many pitches.

  275. King George says:

    I wish Joe used D-Rob in the 11th.

  276. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Just checking in now, Parks and Rec takes priority.

    Also, JR Murphy is apparently a STUD!

  277. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Negative vibe. Not gon lie.

    Also, Mister JR Murphy, ladies and gentlemen.

  278. Dalek Jeter says:

    a DotF report on air? Nice.

  279. Noah Poser says:

    Aaaghh. I AM very scared

  280. Eddard says:

    I’m not worried here. We’ve got a big game pitcher in a big game situation. Joba got out of it and so will Phelpsy.

  281. JLC 776 says:

    We’re playing with house money, anyway. Nothing to lose!

  282. King George says:

    Phelps was the wrong call, not necessarily implying I’d have chosen someone else…but Phelps was not the right call here.

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      I was hoping D-Rob would get another inning but Phelps woulda been choice number two. 4 scoreless or solo jack to lose the deuce, when you live by the binder, die by the binder too!

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      No harm, no foul so far. At this point, you have to think he’d be in there no matter what.

  283. Chilango says:

    Triple play let’s go

  284. Dalek Jeter says:

    Nice play by Cervelli!

  285. JLC 776 says:

    We are getting out of this inning, folks. Trust in Phelpsy.

  286. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cervelli is a strange cat.

  287. Dalek Jeter says:

    Phelpsy goes Houdini!

  288. JLC 776 says:

    Yeah, bitch!

  289. Winter says:

    And it’s our old friend, the “half-a-foot outside” strike.

  290. Anthony says:

    Nice work Phelps.

  291. Eddard says:

    Cervy, Phelpsy, the only thing that would make this night better would be an Eduardo Nuney walk off hit.

  292. Noah Poser says:

    Yes! Heath Bell. Is it safe to say that we won?

  293. BigBlueAL says:

    Heath Bell is in?? Yankees got this.

  294. JLC 776 says:

    Nice start…

  295. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Nice hustle by Boesch.

  296. JLC 776 says:

    Can we at least stop swinging at everything in extras?

  297. Winter says:

    Ok, MVP time.

  298. Noah Poser says:

    Please Frankie, let me go to sleep after you walk off

  299. Anthony says:

    “There’s something refreshing about Nunez and Stewart and Cervelli getting a chance”

    … did Eddard invade the booth?

  300. Dalek Jeter says:

    No Michael Kay, it is not a question of “when” it’s a question of “if he’s done.” Part of that “resume” was a terrible year and a half before being hot for a month or so.

  301. Wheels says:

    Good wood on that.

  302. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I still love Ichiro. I can’t help it.

  303. Mykey says:

    It was nice of the Yankees to wait for me to get back from getting something to eat before finishing the game.

  304. trr says:

    OK, my wife’s asleep , I just got back to the game

  305. The Real Greg says:

    Dammit. Right at Ross

  306. trr says:

    AND – no….

  307. Eddard says:

    NO! So close to hitting the trifecta tonight.

    • forensic says:

      I would’ve been worried for your health.

      Too much stimulation in such a short time could’ve overwhelmed your body…

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        There’s a chance he only gets 1/3 of the trifecta as well.

        Eddard shouldn’t do game threads. It exposes the character when he has to perform in real time.

  308. forensic says:

    Since I had to leave for a bit allow me to just say…

    Yuck Cano for those last two AB’s!

  309. Dalek Jeter says:

    Ichiro “I’m terrible at everything” Suzuki.

  310. BigBlueAL says:

    I miss facing the Indians pitching staff.

  311. Eddard says:

    Paul O’Neill says a ball should never get over your head in RF of Yankee Stadium.

  312. Winter says:

    How stretched out is Phelps? How many pitches can he throw tonight?

  313. BigBlueAL says:

    Phelps is getting drilled this inning.

  314. Winter says:

    I actually feel like the Yankees infield defense is competent enough to handle being pulled in.

  315. Dalek Jeter says:

    As annoying as that is, it really isn’t the worst thing in the world.

  316. Winter says:

    Oh come on. This is ridiculous.

  317. The Real Greg says:

    Why is Cervelli setting up that high and inside? You’re asking for that

  318. teddy says:

    first time years pen pen has no depth

  319. Mykey says:

    Fantastic.

  320. The Real Greg says:

    Game over.

    Phelps blew it.

  321. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Ugh :-/ game over folks, it was good while it lasted.

  322. Robinson Tilapia says:

    BIG GAME DAVE PHELPS.

  323. Mykey says:

    Thanks Phelps. See you all tomorrow.

  324. Anthony says:

    Well, it was a fun game.

  325. teddy says:

    giradri quit

  326. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wow, they’re Teeing off on Phelps, goodnight fellas.

  327. Eddard says:

    Phelpsy blew it. And Pena needs to work with Frankie on not catching the ball too soon. He put two runners on base.

  328. King George says:

    Night everyone.

  329. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phelps = garbage tonight

    was lucky to get out of it the first time

  330. Chilango says:

    That’s all folks.

  331. Winter says:

    Wow.

    This. Inning. Sucks.

  332. forensic says:

    Yuck. That’ll about do it for the night. Poor Eddard…

  333. The Real Greg says:

    Just failure all around.

    It’s one game but to spend so much time on it only to lead to this is just awful

  334. Tom B. says:

    David Phelps just completely shitted himself. So much for the sweep.

  335. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nice waste of four hours. Thanks, Phelps.

  336. Widget says:

    Wow, way to just complete poop yourself Phelps.

  337. Eddard says:

    What a shame to waste a good outing by Hughes and a 9th inning tying HR by Frankie.

  338. Anderson Silva says:

    so this is probably the game. What a shame. With this offense there´s simply no margin for error.

  339. Anthony says:

    Imagine they stage a comeback like the one against the A’s last year.

  340. Widget says:

    This game was over when the Yankees failed to score off of Heath fdjafds Bell. Dude is one of the worst pitchers on the planet.

  341. BigBlueAL says:

    This is what happens when you have an offense that averages less than 4 runs per game when not facing the Indians. Gonna catch up to them eventually.

    Should be an interesting road trip coming up.

  342. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie is batting 4th this inning…

  343. Robinson Tilapia says:

    You’re all going to feel dumb as fuck when we put up a five spot in the bottom of this inning. :)

    In all seriousness, this is going to be a shitty way to lose a game, but you have to brush off the majority of losses that come after winning seven of eight, unless there’s an injury during the game or something.

    • Winter says:

      But why’d they have to tie it? I’d have much preferred to lose in 9…

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        It’d been less frustrating, in some ways, but I still think coming back and tying is “better,” whatever than means.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      it’s especially bad that they lost because a good pitcher imploded.. but like you said, gotta forget and move on. It’s a long season.

  344. Phelps says:

    Man, I REALLY sucked tonight.

  345. OldYanksFan says:

    I blame Cano. He had the easiest chance to Win this game.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Overthinking it. Blame the guys responsible for giving up the runs that put the other team ahead. To me, it’s the guy pitching and the guy behind the plate.

  346. dontchaknow says:

    i blame hughes, i rarely ever post here but i blame hughes. goodnight !

  347. DInnings says:

    Girardi was an ASS for not pitching Mo in this game and I don’t wanna hear “Mo pitched the last two games.” So what? You pitch your closer for an inning in a tie game. Worry about the next game when it arrives.

    Tonight Girardi managed for the next game instead of the one in front of him. HE blew this game not Phelps and the bloom has gone from Phelps’ rose. The Yanks should either start Phelps in the Yankees rotation or the Yankees AAA rotation. He is unfit to be a reliever or if he’s fit to be one he’s a pretty ordinary one.

    • teddy says:

      you can knock giradri for leaving phelps in too long, this game on this astrcious offense

    • Chilango says:

      Not using Mo seems reasonable to me. But he should have left Robbie in for one more.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Phelps would have still been next, even if DRob went two. It is what it is.

        • DInnings says:

          Yeah it is what it is: bad managing.

          You don’t manage for the next game, you manage for the one happening now.

          ‘Say Mo came in after D-Rob. That’s one less inning Phelps pitches if Phelps has to pitch.

          What if the Yanks don’t need Mo this weekend? They win 14-2 Friday, lose 8-3 Saturday, and win 8-3 Sunday? Two out of three over Toronto is nice but your old closer is inactive for four games. That isn’t good either. And you’re 2-2, 2-3 in the last five if your old closer sucks ass from being inactive for four games.

          Girardi is a fearful little bitch who manages from his binder and not with his eyes.

          What’s next? Mo can’t save three games in a row in the ALCS because the Yanks will need him in the World Series? Hey, if he gets hurt in the ALCS, no Mo in the World Series, so you can’t pitch him in three straight games in the ALCS, right? When are the stakes higher April 16-18/Games 12-14 or the ALCS?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      An ordinary multi-inning reliever tends to mean a less than ordinary starter.

    • forensic says:

      That was Phelps’ second inning. Even if Mo pitches, Phelps is in there that inning anyway.

      Did you say Phelps is unfit to be a reliever last week after his 4 shutout innings? Or last year after his ERA was in the 2′s as a reliever?

      • DInnings says:

        BS. Phelps pitches the inning he got out of and he faces a different set of batters, or he faces a different set of six hitters depending on what Mo does.

        Also maybe the Yanks are energized by a tidy, quick inning by Mo and win in the next frame. You can’t tell me they get pumped up to get a walkup win with Phelps as much as they do with Mo.

        Bringing in Mo says “You’re not winning this game.” Bringing in Phelps is ringing the dinner bell, that’s it, and you don’t give up a game where your team barely hit a lick all night (Cano solo shot) until the catcher everyone said would blow with the bat and glove all offseason tied it with his second homerun of the season, a 12 HR pace by months. I didn’t have a problem with D-Rob coming in, I had a problem with Phelps following him. Mo should’ve pitched between D-Rob and Phelps and if you wanna run “What if Mo got hurt?” ummm he could get hurt anytime. He got hurt last year OUTSIDE OF THE GAME.

  348. teddy says:

    stewart didn’t hit for overbay because

  349. Anderson Silva says:

    I sincerely hope Gardner starts hitting soon.

  350. Robinson Tilapia says:

    FIVE RUN, TWO-OUT RALLY STARTS…..

    ….

    ….

  351. Mickey Schesiter says:

    C’mon Vern!

  352. Wheels says:

    Get a life Rudy.

  353. DInnings says:

    Let’s say Mo came in for an inning and held the tie and the Yanks won the game in the next frame 3-2.

    Let’s also say it’s 3-2 Yanks in the ninth against Toronto tomorrow night. Have Robertson close – he may have to after this year, so give him an early taste of 2014.

    The Yanks won’t face Dickey or Reyes in this weekend series and they draw the classic career NL pitcher who can’t pitch for shit in the AL in Johnson haha hahaha so much for the vaunted Blue Jays. Where’s Reyes’ big mouth now? Buerhle will be funny to watch, too. I’m praying for his “Why did I accept a trade back into the American League when I got my World Series ring already and my wife’s a total babe (which she is)?” look LOL.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      Buerhle, as shitty as he is, will pitch a gem against this lineup. They are simply not good enough against lefties.

    • forensic says:

      Josh Johnson is far from a ‘classic NL pitcher who can’t pitch for shit in the AL’, despite his rough start to the season. He’s been terrific in his career in interleague and dominated the Yanks in their one game against each other awhile back.

      Buerhle didn’t have an option to accept the trade. He didn’t have a no-trade and hadn’t been with the Marlins for anywhere close to 5 years.

  354. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Start another 7 of 8 winning streak tomorrow.

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