Apr
28

Game 24: No Mercy

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Dickey face. (Rob Carr/Getty)

The Yankees have won the first three games of this four-game series against this winter’s offseason darling, the currently last place Toronto Blue Jays. If it wasn’t for the lowly Astros, the Jays would have the worst record (9-16) and run differential (-34) in the AL. It’s early, but they’ve been a big disappointment.

Four-game sweeps are pretty rare, and if the Yankees are going to pull it off they’re going to have to beat the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner to do it. R.A. Dickey’s 4.66 ERA (4.24 FIP) is relatively mediocre at the moment, but it’s not all that surprising a feel pitcher is off to a slow start. He had a 4.45 ERA (5.24 FIP) last April before turning into the best pitcher in the world during the summer. Here’s the lineup…

  1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. LF Vernon Wells
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. RF Brennan Boesch
  6. 3B Jayson Nix
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. SS Eduardo Nunez
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is the fourth longest tenured player on the active roster, Phil Hughes.

It’s a beautiful day for baseball in New York. This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and TBS nationally. Enjoy.

Kevin Youkilis Update: Youkilis’ back is bothering him again, which is bad news. If he does need to go on the DL, the Yankees won’t be able to backdate it because he played yesterday. For shame.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Frank1979

    So if Youk goes on the DL does that mean they’ll bring up either Adams or Joseph? Or is Musty healthy enough yet to put in there?

    • Bavarian Yankee

      maybe they claim Chris Nelson, he was DFAed by the Rockies today.

  • trr

    not sure how the Yanks will fare against Dickey.
    Let’s hope Hughe’s case of homeritis is over…
    Sweep!

  • Mike HC

    If Romine plays better than Stewart for the next month or two, Stewart will be gone, right? Or do the Yanks keep him for depth reasons?

    • 28 this year

      Stewart can probably be sent down. It wouldn’t be a good idea to only have Cervelli and Romine as major league options and no depth at AAA

      • forensic

        Stewart doesn’t have options. He can’t be sent down.

        That’s why they didn’t just do that last year before sending Cervelli down, who is also now out of options.

        Romine is the only one with options left this year.

  • oldmanalex

    I’m so tired of Youk’s fucking back

    • Cano fan 1

      Already?

      • forensic

        Very much so.

        • forensic

          reply fail, should’ve been a reply and agreement with oldmanalex.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Haha. Check out my comment at 11:07 PM on the Saturday Night Game thread.

    Called it.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Sorry, I meant “open” thread.

      Point is that I called Ichiro in Cf and Gardner sitting

  • Anthony

    Ichiro batting first? Hm..

    • Greg Eckes

      He’s been on a good streak of late.

      • Anthony

        I suppose so. I guess it makes sense since Gardy’s off, which I didn’t realize beforehand.

  • Greg Eckes

    By the way, somebody needs to put the new MLB Tonight intro online. It is so damn good.

  • Guns

    Hughes is feeling his oats…

  • The Real Greg

    Hey what do you know, another person with my name.

    (Just kidding, we’re the same person)

    • Dalek Jeter

      Dude, Greg is like the Mohammed of non-muslim people.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Just realized…is it common knowledge that Mohammed is by far the most popular name on the planet, and mostly because that most Muslims name their first born after the Prophet Mohammed?

        • And in merrie olde England

          Interesting about why Frankie had his hand in front, never heard of that before.

          • And in merrie olde England

            Clearly wasn’t meant to be a reply.

            Was going to comment that I knew about Mohammed being a popular name but then decided I’m not really representative.

            • vicki

              best comment ever.

    • Bo Knows

      At least you don’t have some dude take your entire name, and make you sound like a douche

      • Dalek Jeter

        That’s actually why he’s The Real Greg now, people jacked “greg” last year and we were all confused as to who was who.

        • Greg C

          I was a Greg at least 4 years ago, but I’m a long-time reader and rare commenter.

          • Havok9120

            Yeah, but you have “C” after Greg. There were at least two people last season (other that The Real Greg) who were just going by “Greg.”

  • Dalek Jeter

    I said it a few days ago, either Thursday or Friday, they should just retroactively put Youk on the DL and yesterday I said I wonder if they were rushing him back…now we can be looking at a month were we only see Youk in the lineup once (yesterday)

    • Havok9120

      ….you’re seriously channeling your inner Greg now. Stop it.

  • oldmanalex

    wow he just embarrassed BAUTISTA and didn’t give up a hr. Is this really Phil Hughes?

  • The Real Greg

    Thinking about it, what MLB should have done was bring the Brewers back the AL and move the Royals to the AL West.

    • Laz

      Much less resistance when you want to move a terribad team like Houston to the AL than if you want to move a fringe playoff contender to a terrible division.

  • Eddard

    Philbert’s got his good stuff and location today. Put a few runs on Dickey and that should be enough against this Jays lineup. Interesting to see the Jays lead the league in HRs but aren’t scoring enough runs. Just goes to show you that you have to hit for contact as well.

    • The Real Greg

      A lot of solo shots among the HRs

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        A .293 team OBP will do that.

  • Mickey Scheister

    That that, ya scurvy fuck!

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Hughes will strike out double digits today

  • forensic

    Did O’Neill just say “He’s feeling pain in his left thing.”?

  • The Real Greg

    That’s strange for Melky. He’s played this outfield many times.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’ll give 10-1 odds that unless Hughes’ pitch count is in like the high 40s in the 5th the first thing they talk about on the radio during “The Daily News 5th” is Hughes throws too many pitches!!! TEH PITCH COUNT!

    • Bo Knows

      Well he does throw too many pitches, Also I would bunt down that 3rd base line

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Looks like Phil showed up today. Fingers crossed.

  • SDB

    Damn, someone just needs to get on base. The passed balls may take care of advancing runners.

  • Guns

    Brennan Boesch is a big hairy monster!!

  • SDB

    My ears hurt after that Sterling call. BB hits a BB?!!

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    The first run scored by the Yankees?

    I didn’t know that was allowed.

  • forensic

    Nice Boesch!

    A YS3 special…

  • forensic

    Yankees are 7-0 when scoring first this season, one of only two undefeated teams in the AL (along with the Red Sox).

    Hopefully that’s a nice 8-0 after today.

  • Dalek Jeter

    BRENNAN BOESCH!!!

    He’s useless they said *cough*fornensic*cough*

    Ichiro is soo much better they said *cough*fornensic*cough*

    just messin w/ you dude =P

    Also, four shots. In this AB they’ve called him a Baseball player 4 times in that AB.

    • Dalek Jeter

      him being Nix.

    • forensic

      :-)

      And that ‘Baseball player’ stuff is like the utility infielder version of Nichols’ Law…

  • 28 this year

    Hafner was signed in February, not late March. These announcers lumping him in with Wells and Boesch is just poor reporting.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I forget what show it was on, but I was listening to WFAN on the way into work today and they were talking about the Yankees and all the injuries…for all those trolls who are like “wahh!!! 230 Million dollar payroll!!” According to Seth Everett of Fox Sports, they crunched the numbers, the Yankees active roster is currently 90 Million dollars, and CC Sabathia is making more than a quarter of that.

    • Bo Knows

      MoneyBall bitches!!!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      I think Seth Everett of Fox Sports might need a new calculator.
      Quick calculation, I came up with about $135M in salary for the active roster.

      • Dalek Jeter

        That’s still not bad for how well the team is playing.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I’m starting to feel sorry for Casper Wells.

    • forensic

      When he’s out digging ditches in 100 degree heat, I’ll feel sorry for him…

      ;-)

      Seriously though, eh, it’s part of the game for a mediocre baseball player. I’m sure he’d rather this than be stuck in the minors for the next several years (which may happen anyway given what’s happening to him so far).

  • forensic

    Overbay (1-14) and Boesch (1-6) had the two worst sets of numbers against Dickey among Yankees, and they’re the ones who get the hits.

    What’s that you said, Suzyn?

    • Guns

      Isn’t that amazing? (John Sterling voice)

  • Bo Knows

    the hell Hughes, 7 pitches against this guy

    • Dalek Jeter

      45 w/ 2 gone in the 3rd…He’s been in much worse shape and gone 6-7 innings before.

      • Bo Knows

        I know, I just despise foulitis against bad hitters

  • forensic

    Geez, what the hell was that all about, get your ass back on the base.

    Glad the ump told him to get the hell back over there.

  • Guns

    pitch count…

    • forensic

      It’s just something you’ll always have to deal with when he pitches. No real way around it. Just get 6 innings, piece together the 7th with Logan and Kelley, then Robertson and Rivera for 8 and 9.

      Sounds so simple sitting here. Why do I get the feeling that it won’t be that easy?

      • Bo Knows

        He’s so damn addicted to his heater especially up and in, if he threw the other pitches more, he’d be ok especially if he could aim low

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Hughes has good stuff today. Solo homers only, please.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bust out the BB Philbert

  • fabricio

    energy boy (kawasaki) looks like he’s tripping balls over there at 1st base

  • monterowasnotdinero

    Phil’s slow curve will take the place of a changeup which he still can’t throw with confidence. It will have to do-as it has so far.

    Gotta believe Youk’s back is related to his ridiculous stance and violent approach to hitting a baseball….

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Right on both counts.

    • Guns

      And his physical shape in general.

    • Bo Knows

      Phil loves neglecting pitches, I swear he intentionally tries to be a 2-pitch guy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn…that was a quick inning. I went out for a smoke and came back in time for Robinson to fly out to end it.

    • forensic

      That’s why you should quit smoking…

      :-)

      • vicki

        also the smelling bad and the shrinking penis.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    I’m in an annoyed mood since our director cast the show but won’t show us chairmen the cast. And while I can technically overrule him and see it anyway I’ve been outvoted by the other two chairmen, which I think is ludicrous, so I don’t know the cast of our own show. Which really pisses me off.

  • Dalek Jeter

    6K’s for Philip! I like this, a lot. If he can be what he was from May-August last season it’s gonna go a long way towards the compromised line up winning some guys.

  • oldmanalex

    I don’t know how we let Phil go, even if me pitches mediocre the rest of the way.

    • forensic

      Because he’ll be vastly overpaid (in my opinion) for what he’ll be able to do when pitching full-time in this division and especially this park.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I love Hughes, but I agree. He’s going to get roughly 13 a year from an NL team.

        • forensic

          Yeah, and I’m not even addressing the fact that he’s apparently very willing to voluntarily sign a ‘mediocre’ starter as a free agent.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I don’t mind my 4th and 5th starter being “mediocre” but I’d much rather those guys be making under 10mil then free agent pitcher money.

  • forensic

    Geez Nix, you can’t just let the ball keep rolling way on past you. You almost gave up an extra base.

    No “Baseball Player” should let that kind of thing happen…

  • Bo Knows

    what….the hell

  • Bo Knows

    Defense do something, your f’n up right now

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Phil looks fucking good.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I love dinky-dunky hits, they’re my favorite *rolls eyes*

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t understand why you don’t field that ball against Encarnacion…he’s a huge power hitter, why are you going to let him take an extra swing anyway, if it goes foul?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Death by cheap hits.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Wow. He is getting dinked to death.

  • Bo Knows

    This is complete bs, dinks and dunks and a stupid Nix

    • Bo Knows

      Can those even be called hits? Hughes your pitching great, that was just pure dumb stupid luck

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is dumb, and it all started with Nix.

    • Bo Knows

      Phil Hughes “I got a nice easy 1-2-3 inning”

      Nix: “nix that buddy hardyharhar”

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        lol

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Thanks, Maicer.

  • SeventhAce

    Phil got screwed there.

  • forensic

    Ugh, well that inning certainly went downhill quickly…

    Though at least he ended it before giving up his contractually required homerun.

  • TheLastClown

    Given the BABIP the Jays just enjoyed, 71 pitches through 4 is pretty good.

    Hopefully Hughes has figured something out, he looks great today.

    • Bo Knows

      should have been 63 through four, that irks me so much

      • forensic

        Nix wouldn’t have been able to throw out Encarnacion on that ball.

      • TheLastClown

        Things happen. I like to see him succeed even though things aren’t going perfectly.

        • Bo Knows

          I want him to pitch deep into games, which he easily could have, but unless he has a 5 pitch inning, he’s not getting out the 6th. Bad defense always been a pet peeve of mine

          • Dalek Jeter

            +1 it’s the easiest part of baseball to be good at, and it’s it’s Nix’s only real job.

            • Bo Knows

              yet he sucks at it

  • Anderson Silva

    Not a lot of luck for the Yankees today. But I love how Phil is pitching.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Huh…I’ve got a comment under moderation. Weird. I dont’ think I said anything anybody else was saying about Hughes’ pitch count being directly related to Nix being terrible.

    • Dalek Jeter

      maybe it’s because I called Nix F-in R-tarded.

  • forensic

    I know they won the first 3 of the series and all, but a little hard contact wouldn’t kill them against Dickey, even with the pitiful lineup out there.

    Even the homer wasn’t that well hit, more of a flyball that just snuck out.

    And yeah, it’s tough sometimes to work the count against a knuckleballer, but 53 pitches in 4 innings is pitiful.

    They almost look like they’re swinging as quickly as they can to get an early exit from the game.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’m listening on the Radio, but yeah…they seem to be hacking at everything.

  • forensic

    Kawasaki sure is pretty annoying sometimes…

    And anytime Ortiz wants to stop hitting like this would be fine. Hopefully Houston isn’t opposed to losing 7 in a row for the first time this season.

    • Dalek Jeter

      If they were opposed to it, do you really think they can do anything to stop it?

      • forensic

        They could find three lefties off the street to throw at the Yankees? ;-)

  • Tom T

    Is this (approximately) 82 MPH pitch that’s happening to RHB a true slider? How new is it?

    • Bo Knows

      it’s a cutter/slider hybrid, not a true slider but more break than a cutter. He’s been tinkering with it over the past few seasons, but he started using it around the middle of last season

  • Dalek Jeter

    The Daily News guy just said “in the last few innings he’s throw 23 pitches with two outs” that’s really not fair seeing as how last inning he got two outs then got dinked and dunked to death.

    • Bo Knows

      weak lucky contact and weak defense can ruin a pitch count

      • Dalek Jeter

        But he was using against Hughes, the old argument that his pitch count is too damn high…and that’s not fair.

      • forensic

        Where is all this weak defense? Nix wasn’t going to get Encarnacion anyway, which seems to be the one you’re obsessing over.

        • Bo Knows

          I think he could have made a viable attempt if he charged the ball, and the fact he almost let the ball roll by him is something I take more offense for than anything else. He is only there for versatile defense, he can’t hit and if he’s going to get lazy he shouldn’t be around.

          • forensic

            I agree with you on him stupidly letting it get far past him and almost giving up an extra base, and I called him on it at that point too.

            But he’s not getting Encarnacion in the first place so hoping it goes foul isn’t really terrible defense or a slight to Hughes or anything.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Tony Clark, Enrique Wilson oh my fucking gawd.

  • Winter

    Nunez runs, right?

    • Dalek Jeter

      I wouldn’t, only because if he gets thrown out we’ve got stewart leading off the next inning.

      • forensic

        He’s not gonna get thrown out against the knuckleball.

  • forensic

    Only 9 of their 18 PA’s have lasted more than 3 pitches.

    Predictably, they’re 0-9 in the PA’s of 3 or less pitches.

    Leave it to Nunez and Stewart of all people to finally take some damn pitches.

  • Anderson Silva

    had robbie received that throw better he could have gotten bautista at second there

  • Mykey

    Good thing CC went 8 yesterday, looking at this pitch count.

  • Mykey

    Sick pitch there to strike out Cabrera.

  • Winter

    Was that the slider/cutter?

    Can we call it a slutter?

    • Mykey

      I feel dirty.

    • Bo Knows

      yup

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…Jose Bautista is stealing 3rd. I hate this game sometimes.

  • oldmanalex

    I saw that coming, ahh it stayed in the park.

  • Mykey

    Bah, really gotta get this out here.

  • forensic

    Ugh, I hate walking people in front of these little slappy terrible hitters sometimes. It always seems to come out with a bad result.

    Kind of lucky that wasn’t gone too.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…first of all that blows. Secondly Sterling is god awful he slipped up on which line that was hit down, if/when it hit off the was, where it was hit to, and who fielded it. I just basically want to /facepalm that entire play.

    • Dalek Jeter

      if/when it hit off the was wall*

    • Winter

      I just went back on MLB.tv to listen to that call. What. The. Fuck.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Right?!

  • WhittakerWalt

    WHAT

  • Mickey Scheister

    I hate the IBB.

  • oldmanalex

    Anyone feel that a) any other day Hughes would have the lead and a shot at the win b) He was kind a victim of coaching (IBB and the defensive alignments earlier)

  • Eddard

    Phil did just fine today. He did his job, now the offense needs to do its job and get another comeback win.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I have no problem with the IBB. Lind’s only ability is he can hit the ball out of the ballpark, and Hughes’ biggest problem is keeping the ball in the yard. Regardless of the result, I think it was the right call.

  • forensic

    Cano and Wells have seen a combined 9 pitches in 4 AB’s, including not taking a single ball.

    It’d be nice if they tried to do that this inning maybe…

    • Dalek Jeter

      Your wish has been granted. There is their one ball.

      • Dalek Jeter

        1 ball each!!! Get excited!!

    • Dalek Jeter

      6 ABs, 16 pitches. 2 balls. Some of that is on Dickey, don’t get me wrong…but jeez that’s just terrible, that’s less than 3 pitches per AB for the two of them.

  • Mykey

    Terrible Bartman impression.

  • Anderson Silva

    offense in hack mode so they can go home early. Hate those games

  • JMK

    Nice job to the “fans” in the $2,500 seats who successfully avoided getting anywhere near the ball Blanco caught.

    • And in merrie olde England

      What was that all about? I thought he was going over backwards into the dugout!

  • forensic

    Hey, a ball!!! Though he almost swung at another pitch that almost hit him again.

    And then of course he certainly couldn’t take a second pitch, though we have no idea where it was thanks to the terrible camera angle.

    And hey, Wells actually took a ball too.

    It didn’t work out in the end, but at least they finally took something.

  • WhittakerWalt

    For some reason the Yankees pitch Adam Lind like he’s Ted Williams.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Is that the same ballboy as the Yankees had back around 2010 or so?

  • Kramerica Industries

    There’s Nun-E.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Guh

  • Rolling Doughnut

    No E for Noonie?

  • Dalek Jeter

    I know we should be happy about taking 3-4 against any team…but a 4 game sweep, especially against the Blue Jays would be so goddamned satisfying.

    • forensic

      Especially such a winnable game.

      If Hughes had gotten smacked around, then it’s easier to swallow, but this is just frustrating since it’s right there.

      Though there are still 3 innings left. Maybe they figure something out, but Dickey’s got plenty left in the tank still since they did nothing with taking pitches earlier.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m calling Pronx Bomber time!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Do the get Dickey to even throw 100 pitches in this game? Christ.

  • forensic

    It would be absolutely hilarious if Gibbons actually took Dickey out of this game soon.

  • Anderson Silva

    Love the Nix praise by Girardi on a day he cost Phil a run and the game probably.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Extremely unlikely Nix (or any other similarly positioned 3B) would have been able to throw out the runner on that play even if they tried.

  • SDB

    LOVERBAY!

  • forensic

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!

    OVERBAY!!!!!!!

  • Anderson Silva

    OVERBAY!!! YEAH!!

  • Anthony

    I was thinking of that triple the other day… but I’ll gladly take the homerun!

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Glad I can watch the end of this game instead of listening to John and Suzyn. On the plus side, Waldman let a “bullshit” slip when referring to the bullpen.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Loverbay!!!!!

    Way to go, Kyle!!!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    A Lover-bomb

  • flamingo

    YANKEES!!!!

    (Also, KNICKS!!!)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Had to use the facilities, but, damn, well done Lyle!

  • forensic

    Now, back to what I was gonna comment before being so terrifically interrupted by Overbay.

    Throw out all the BS clichés you want about Nix, but he’s now played in 20 of 24 games, starting 16 of them. That is just WAY too many games for a guy of his non-ability.

    • Winter

      With Youkilis hurt, what’s the alternative?

      • forensic

        It’s not all since he’s been hurt. He played plenty before that too.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Kyle Loverbay!!

  • Tom

    Lyle Freakin’ Overbay

  • Mickey Scheister

    Herpes!!

  • And in merrie olde England

    That would have been great if Robertson had caught it and thrown it to the catcher in the bullpen.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Kyle Overbuy! AKA The Herp.

  • Eddard

    These guys just keep coming through in clutch situations. Maybe another comeback win. Reminds me a lot of the 09 club with how often they come back.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yep. And a refreshing change from last year’s squad. And they’re basically replacements, making Cash look like a genius. Baseball is crazy.

  • forensic

    Since we were talking about frustrating, now you have to turn it around. Still some time to go, but the Jays are now 6 outs from Robertson and Mo away from being swept in 4 games, including losing the last one after leading with a pitcher who was rolling against an offense that didn’t seem to have much battling desire in them today.

    This could really hurt them.

  • capitalT

    Surprised Romine didn’t start today. I guess he’ll get his shot tomorrow.

    • Mike HC

      They had him catching bullpens with Pettitte and Hiroki. They probably want to get him on the same page as a few of the starters before throwing him in there.

  • forensic

    Beautiful, one pitch out for Encarnacion. Now go through without too many baserunners and they won’t have to see Bautista again either.

  • forensic

    Domination!

  • mac

    Its pretty amazing how they fixed Nunez’s D. It would be great if he could start hitting.

    • Anthony

      I think its very ironic.. coming into the season everyone was worried about his defense but not his bat, and it seems he’s done a complete 180.

      • WhittakerWalt

        I was always worried about the bat.

  • Anthony

    Some nice work from D-Rob. We might just pull off a 7 game win streak this week with the Astros coming to town.

  • Tom

    So at this point do the Yankees need to get/call up a 2nd backup infielder and get rid of Francisco (or I guess send Boesch down)?

    Seems like the 3 OF’s are playing pretty much full time, and with Youk hurting it’s not like they can use one of those OF bats to PH for an IF, so why carry 2 OF backups?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stewart always a day late and a dollar short

  • flamingo

    OT and all, guys, but the Knicks were down 20… and now they’re tied.

  • forensic

    Ok, guys. One more run would be really awesome.

    And I’m still not a fan of Cano batting second. With Gardner sitting it’s a little more difficult, but now Ichiro won’t try to steal because Cano is batting. It’s taking away so much of their potential base stealing.

  • JRod

    I love this offense. April’s almost over. The whining pre-season skeptics are looking pretty fatuous and foolish now.

  • forensic

    Ok, Mo. Finish it off.

  • The Real Greg

    Break out the brooms!

  • Anthony

    Break out the brooms.

  • forensic

    Absolute domination for both Robertson and Mo!

    What an incredible 4 game sweep!!!

    NO MERCY!

  • flamingo

    Possibly no WWWMW this April. I like.

    Also: SWEEEEEEP.

    (Now hold on, Knicks, so I can say the same for you.)

  • Anderson Silva

    Great job by the Yankees stealing this game. Thought this was a loss for sure. Very nice pitching from Phil as well today.

  • SDB

    Beautiful. God, I’m going to miss Mo so much next year.

    Heck, one day with Joba pitching the ninth made me appreciate him even more.

  • CountryClub

    3 good games in a row for Hughes and there was nothing fluky about them. His stuff has looked really good. Yanks rotation and pen looking really tough.

  • RetroRob

    Nice game, and I actually got to see this one. Most of the games start at 1 am here.

  • mustang

    mustang says:
    April 27, 2013 at 8:47 am
    With all the bitching this month about:
    1- Not enough offend.
    2- Can’t hit lefties.
    3- Schedule not favorable.
    4- Everyone is injured.
    5- Middle relief is bad.
    6- CC is no longer an ace because his fastball isn’t in the mid 90?s.
    7- Everyone coming back down to earth.
    If they win today they will be 5 games over .500 at the end of April !!!
    You would think by the threads and some of the comments that they were 5 games under .500.
    Someone forgot to tell this team that they are suppose to suck.
    Hope they keep this up for another 6 months.
    JUST KEEP WINNING !!!!

    • mustang

      Make that 6 games over at end April.

      Tell me how many here saw this coming?

      • mustang

        NOW STOP LYING !!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Of course the only busy stretch on like any Sunday ever since I started is right through the last 3 innings of the game, including the Loverbay homer.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    6 innings, 2 runs. Kickass.