Apr
30

Game 26: Rebound

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Not again. (Al Bello/Getty)

Not again. (Al Bello/Getty)

The Yankees got walloped by the lowly Astros on Monday night, losing 9-1 to the league’s worst team in their own building. Stuff like that will happen a few times each year, it’s inevitable with a 162-game schedule, but that doesn’t make it feel any better. It’s pretty embarrassing.

Luckily, the Yankees and Astros are back on the field today for game two of the three-game series. New York has a chance to put the blowout loss behind them and get back to winning, something they’ve done very well since that brutal 1-4 start. They aren’t scoring a ton of runs — 3.8 runs per game since the two de-pants-ings of the Indians — but their pitching has been stellar. Well, stellar outside of Andy Pettitte last night. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Phil Humber…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. LF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  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 veteran right-hander, Hiroki Kuroda.

It’s a lovely day in New York, perfect baseball weather. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Robinson Tilapia

    We rise from the abyss for Prussia.

    • TomH

      I must have missed whatever post explained the significance of this Prussian motif. My grandfather was born in West Prussia.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Havok has drawn parallels between Prussia’s Army of the past to this current Yankee ball club. Also, since the first mention of Prussia in a game thread we’ve gone something like 6-2 or something like that, maybe better.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’ll let Havok explain.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          ….or Plouffy.

    • Winter

      Honestly Phil Humber is kind of like Austria at this point. Weak and ours to crush.

      • Havok9120

        Remember Königgrätz!

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t get resting Wells, I mean they have an off day on Thursday, no?

    • jjyank

      They do, yeah. I feel like they should be riding Wells while he’s hot as much as possible. I would rather see Ichiro on the bench.

  • JRod

    Giancarlo Stanton down with a hamstring, out at least several weeks. Yet another sign that he’s destined for the Bronx.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well done.

    • Get Phelps Up

      That sucks for my fantasy team.

      • MannyGeee

        This, me too. Good thing he JUST started hitting last week.

        • jjyank

          *laughs while sitting in second place*

  • Winter

    For anyone interested in the history of the RAB-Prussian alliance, the first mention of Prussia in a game thread this year was Game 11, a game they won 3-0 over the Orioles. Since then the Yankees have gone 10-5.

    That’s not the whole story. While that reference was just in passing, the first actual comparison of the Yankees to Prussia occurred in the Game 15 game thread. The Yankees won that game against the Blue Jays 9-4, and have gone 7-4 since.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Way to go Winter!!

    • Havok9120

      This is wonderful.

      The fellow Germanic studies guy has my back.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    No, I did not expect for Vidal Nuno to speak completely unaccented English.

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

      He was born and raised in California.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Boo on me, then.

      • Winter

        Get out of here with your facts.

        Don’t you know the comments are for hyperbole?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Not before game time, or before the first Astro gets on base.

    • Troll

      Racist.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Getting an early start tonight?

      • mustang

        mentally disabled.

        And don’t mean Tilapia

        • Robinson Tilapia

          How do I know for sure?

        • Troll

          Bigot. Hating on the handicapped? You, sir, are horrible.

          • Get Phelps Up

            You are the kind of guy who was born on first base thinking you hit a triple.

            • Troll

              . . . Burn?

              So you’re saying my mother was so filthy poor that I was delivered on a baseball diamond? All because I’m Dominican? Elitist AND Racist. Double Whammy!

              • Dalek Jeter

                O:S

                • mustang

                  Yes sir its time.

                • Get Phelps Up

                  And hopefully a ban.

                  • jjyank

                    We can only hope.

                    • Get Phelps Up

                      I mean, he’s been blatantly violating commenting guideline #2 in nearly every one of his comments.
                      Too bad those don’t seem to be very strictly enforced anymore.

                    • jjyank

                      Mike has seemed to have gotten shy with the ban hammer of late. It’s a shame.

                    • Troll

                      Ah, to be young and butt-hurt.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Wouldn’t it be practically impossible to truly ban someone? If you ban by IP, they can use some sort of anonymizer, proxy, etc., or just use another device. Am I wrong?

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      Nope you’re correct, he could just use TOR to access the site for example, but those processes usually slow down your internet speed to pre Y2K levels.

                    • Get Phelps Up

                      It seems like most trolls would look elsewhere when their trolling actually requires a bit of…you know, effort.

      • Pat D

        I’ll take the risk since we’re all thinking it.

        FUCK OFF.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          So this isn’t going to be an opportunity for us to have a nice discussion as to acknowledging your own racism? Gotcha.

          • Pat D

            I can be found at the Klan meetings nightly, you know this.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              If that’s your starting point, and you’re willing to look inward rather than outward, we can work with that. The important thing is that you are here today and open to looking at your own bias.

              • Pat D

                I will only speak to my equals.

                And that is only God.

                Am I doing it right?

                • Troll

                  Yuck. Hey bub, in America we’re ALL equal. You should be ashamed.

                  • Pat D

                    Satire is lost on you.

                    O:S.

                    • Troll

                      Or, maybe, I don’t know, you’re being trolled by a troll. Either way, you is not too bright is you, sonny boy?

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    We all have equal rights and are all equal under the law…but that does not mean some of us aren’t the intellectual equal of others.

                  • Pinkie Pie

                    We’re all equal here in America? Tell that to Native Americans and the proletariat.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Depends on who is “right,” I guess. You’re driving me batshit at this point. :)

        • mustang

          Agree 100%

        • Troll

          Now where did I put those commenting guidelines . . .

          • Pat D

            That’s fucking hysterical.

            • Troll

              Oh, there they are!

    • vicki

      on suzyn’s show, ya? he was so nervous; it was kind of cute.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yup. Really liked that interview.

        I wish nothing but good things for thing. Would love it if the franchise plucked a real diamond in the rough from the indies.

  • mustang

    This line-up hurts my eyes.

    • Dalek Jeter

      If I’m Humber, I’d IBB Gardner, Cano, and Pronk, and just go after everybody else and make them beat me.

  • LK

    FIVE LEFTIES AT THE TOP OF THE LINEUP? I can’t believe Stewart isn’t hitting cleanup just to break them up.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It’s just been announced that The Astros saw a bat boy throwing with his left hand and signed him to a major league deal. He will be taking Humber’s spot on the mound. When asked for comment Joe Girardi was found in the fetal position under his desk, clutching “the Binder” muttering to himself over and over again “too many lefties. too many lefties.”

  • The Oberamtmann

    So the Romine experiment is already over? When you bring up prospects, maybe play them? Not like Stewart is a star.

  • vicki

    ronnier in tampa!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    If you’re not listening to Suzyn, you’ve missed:

    1) Curtis to start rehabbing in EXT this weekend. Says he feels he needs 40-50 ABs before returning.

    2) Musty starting at third for Tampa tonight.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Cool, good to know, on both accounts. Working late or something?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Back to closing the office one night a week. Yup.

        • Troll

          Is that the attic or the basement?

          • Pinkie Pie

            Your mother’s brothel.

    • JRod

      Most excellent news.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    It must be “National Can You Find the Strike Zone Week” and no one told me.

    • MannyGeee

      Maybe it will replace “what’s wrong with MO week”… Which would be ok by me.

  • Kramerica Industries

    This better not be a case of deja vu all over again.

    Yesterday was bad enough.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Looking at the Yankees on the DL…

    1B Tex
    2B ??
    SS Jeter
    3B Youk
    OF Mustillier
    OF Grandy
    OF ??
    C Cervelli
    DH A-Rod

    SP Pineda
    RP Nova
    CL Cabral

    Man, that’s just a 2B and one OF short of a legit MLB team.

    • SeventhAce

      Do not tempt the baseball gods.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You could stick Adonis Garcia in the OF spot.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I don’t like Nova coming out of the bullpen, aren’t both Rappada and Epply injured?

      • Get Phelps Up

        I forgot about Rapada, but I’m pretty sure the only thing bothering Eppley is suckiness.

        Banuelos too.

        • jjyank

          It’s a hell of a DL roster, that’s for sure.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Tight zone tonight

  • SeventhAce

    YeaaaA! Fuck you Pena.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Did that inning earn approval from Greg?

    • Dalek Jeter

      No way. Allowing two guys on the lowly Astros to reach base in the same inning?!?!?! DOOOM AND FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      No. The fact that Kuroda has thrown 11 strikes and 8 balls gives the Astros a false sense of confidence that they eventually will get something to hit and, once they see that, the rest of the league will notice. Before you know it, the media is on it, and you can’t have that because then EVERYONE will smell weakness.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Splitter looks great, OK control. Kuroda gets better as the game goes on. No worries.

  • Jeety

    Joseph is a leftie, Nix is a righty… Joseph is a prospect (not elite but a prospect nonetheless) and Nix is nothing at the plate, just seems odd that he wouldn’t be in the lineup.

    • jjyank

      CoJo is no great shakes at 3B. I’m willing to let that slide.

    • SeventhAce

      It’s the veteran presents.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ll take Nix. Thank you.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Why would Brett even show bunt in a 3-1 count?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Send him don’t be shy…

  • Dalek Jeter

    More of that Brett.

  • Mykey

    Gardner… Early in the count!? Awesome!

  • SeventhAce

    Brett is going to have a field day on the base paths tonight.

  • jjyank

    Yay aggressive Gardner!

  • MannyGeee

    Did Suzyn tell me that Humber has given up 15 runs in his last two starts?

    Wow

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, Coney said he gave up something like 8 runs in a third of an inning last time out.

  • SeventhAce

    SPEED!!!!!!!

  • Chip

    Well one nice part about having veterans is that you don’t have plays like that

  • SeventhAce

    Wait, GGBG isn’t wearing his ghetto hand protector?!

  • Wheels

    Time for payback.

  • OldYanksFan

    Damn! Ichiro put that right where he wanted it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn, a foot either way and that’s a run scoring double.

    • John Sterling

      That’s baseball.

      • Dalek Jeter

        …I will murder you in the face.

  • Dalek Jeter

    that looked like a trap, I was about to say.

    • jjyank

      Yup. Good call by the umps.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I was about to say…fucking Astros defense.

  • Get Phelps Up

    If they’re going to make a late call, shouldn’t Ichiro be at 3rd?

    Either way, yay Pronk!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    an inch more and it’s an out. funny how baseball works.

  • oldmanalex

    2013 yankees not a fan of big innings.

    • Anderson Silva

      not a very good team offensively

      • Get Phelps Up

        Well they do have a 106 OPS+…

        • Anderson Silva

          a lot of overachieving going on so far, give it time

          • Get Phelps Up

            But by then Grandy and Tex will be back probably.

          • DC

            You’ll probably be happy if it happens.

  • Dalek Jeter

    And of course Boesch jumps on the first pitch. Dude I know you don’t play everyday…but take a pitch.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I wonder if Greg liked that inning? The negativity and media reaction that the DP is sure to result in will probably outweigh the run.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He didn’t. You must show your sheer might and crush this team’s will the first chance you get. If you let them escape then, I shit you not, bad juju takes over.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Get Sveltana up in the pen

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Greg may be with her right now. Those nipple clamps may have been just what the doctor ordered.

  • Kramerica Industries

    If the yips are when a pitcher totally loses his ability to throw the ball, then what is it called when a batter totally loses his ability to make contact?

    • SeventhAce

      Yips isn’t specific to just pitchers, any athlete can suffer from it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I completely lost track, why are they talking about Rick Ankiel? Comparing him and Humber?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Attack these hitters let’s go.

  • oldmanalex

    is it me or the two yes network commentators don’t interact much at all. I hear a lot of awkward pauses and silences lol

    • Leg-End

      Coney is great, I prefer it when Singleton is around with him though.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I think it’s because they just aren’t on the same wavelength intellectually. David Cone is David Cone, and Michael Kay is closer to the Harold Reynolds end of the spectrum.

    • Wheels

      Silence is good.

    • MannyGeee

      I fairness, the pace of this game is absolutely brutal, I am not at all surprised their timing would be off… You should hear Ma & Pa right now, they are completely out of shit to vamp on. They even had a discussions on ‘Kohler from Kohler’, or whoever-the-Fuck. Painful stuff

  • oldmanalex

    Now it just sounds like Flaherty ( I think) just went for a bathroom break and just came back.

    • oldmanalex

      or is it Cone, fuck i can’t tell their voices lol

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Rizzuto would have just gone home after going to the bathroom in order to beat traffic over the GWB.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kuroda, jeez, is simply not efficient at all right now.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    The Mariners in 2009? ARGHHH

  • Dalek Jeter

    2 of our best pitchers would come out flat against the worst team in the AL.

    • Chip

      Sabathia is going to be angry with you for this

      • Dalek Jeter

        I said two of our best, not our 2 best.

  • Chip

    “Look like they have a chip on their shoulders”

    That’s funny, it just looks like Kuroda can’t hit his spot to me

  • Anderson Silva

    what a pathetic job by the starters so far in this series

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wow.

  • Mykey

    Christ. Did not picture our pitching struggling in this series.

  • vicki

    john and suzyn are dead wrong about kuroda, btw. he has one of the slowest paces in the league. last season too.

  • Eddard

    Don’t walk them, throw it right down the middle and challenge them. They can’t beat Hiroki. He did his best when he was just challenging that last hitter with fastballs.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      +1

    • SeventhAce

      You realize that pitching isn’t just about throwing the ball straight down the middle of the zone right? ESPECIALLY considering how Kuroda isn’t throwing overpowering fireballs out there. They’ll just slowly adjust and smack the fastball around.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You realize that Nova was throwing harder than Hiroki and was throwing right down the middle? Remember how that went? For a year and a half?

  • Wheels

    Whew.

  • MannyGeee

    Sounds like Kuroda is really getting squeezed out there… *wanking motion*

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Shit together in the third. No worries.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    These games against “pushover” teams drive me nuts. Either they go exactly as expected and are kinda boring to watch or they are incredibly frustrating and make you wanna pull your hair out.

    • MannyGeee

      Fallacy of the preconceived outcome, dude…

  • Lyle Overbay’s Herpes

    Can you see me?

  • Eddard

    Finally Nuney isn’t swinging for the fences all the time. He had some good swings there. Hit for contact, you’re not a power hitter Nuney.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      But the one that went for the 1b looked like he was fooled on the pitch

  • Dalek Jeter

    …Coney, that’s a stupid play with 2 outs. And pitcher who is a halfway decent fielder makes that play.

  • Eddard

    If we ever need a bunt we know who to send up there.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Infield grass is high, don’t u think?

    • MannyGeee

      The Astros haven’t noticed..

  • Kramerica Industries

    What a slow moving game.

  • Now Batting

    Did I really just see an ad on YES that ended with …”take on Vernon Wells and the bombers”

    • Dalek Jeter

      Well not every advert can end with “…take on Robinson Cano and the bombers”

  • Dalek Jeter

    Kuroda is down to like Beckett type speeds…and now he’s getting squeezed too…fuckin hooray.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Strike out followed by DP. Easy

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s, what, Kuroda’s sixth baserunner allowed already?

    Really bad performance so far.

  • Eddard

    Andy and Kuroda just can’t locate at all. Throw a strike and make them hit it.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Squeeze much? Holy hell, the ump is clapping his hand like a fool. Humber has gotten the close call, Hiroki not so much.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Okay, maybe that pitch will help Kuroda get it together a bit…

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s a bad call.

    • Wheels

      Yup.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Terrible call, wasn’t even that close.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Thankfully the umpire didn’t cost Hirok any runs there.

  • DLSIII

    DVRing E:60 right now. Can’t wait to watch it after post game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I know he made it to first, but what the hell was Ichiro doing after he missed and then noticed it got by Castro? Don’t watch him field the ball, you’ve done nothing all season, turn and bust it down the line!!

    • Winter

      He didn’t realize it got by at first. He was turning to go back to the dugout, saw that Castro had lost the ball, then broke for first.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I saw he saw it got by, started to first then watched Castro for a few steps before turning his head and really busting it down the line.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Man, I wish I was old enough to fully appreciate that 1998 team.

    • Wheels

      It was awesome.

    • Dalek Jeter

      +10000, I really wish I was 18/19 throughout that season, not 8/9.

      • Troll

        Well that explains a lot!

        • Pinkie Pie

          You’re my hero.

  • Dalek Jeter

    What I really hate about the pace of this game is it’s making every single play so much more stressful for me.

    • Get Phelps Up

      This is almost on Yankees/Red Sox level.

  • Wheels

    Way to go Pronk.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice ab.

  • Vern Sneaker

    What a pickup Pronk’s been. Pluh-LEEEZE stay healthy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    My all star outfield of Cargo, Hamilton, and Bruce are destroying my fantasy team this season. Them, plus fucking V-Mart are killing me so far…

    (bored enough to start bringing up Fantasy for no real reason)

    • Troll

      Isn’t it obvious? Psychologically, at least? You retreat to fantasy because you cannot deal with the pain, humiliation and stress of reality . . . It’s okay. You’re with friends.

      • MannyGeee

        It’s almost funny though. I see what you were going for. Nice effort, junior

        • Troll

          I’m 76, junior.

          • MannyGeee

            Nope.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Your IQ?

          • Pinkie Pie

            I hope that when I’m 76 that I’m relegated to trolling message boards on sports blogs.

      • Dalek Jeter

        still going with O:S cause any other response just isn’t worth it.

        • Troll

          O:S!

          • Pinkie Pie

            GFY!

  • MannyGeee

    You think Carlos Peña is in Houston on August 15? He feels like classic trade bait in Houston to me. Someone like Cleveland (if Giambi gets hurt) or Atlanta that could use a defensive 1B with some thump…

    Just idle musings during the SLOWEST FUCKING BASEBALL GAME IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD… Discuss

  • Kramerica Industries

    My only guess could be the Mick. But I don’t think the ROY award existed in 1951.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Or maybe it was Thurman Munson. That’s my guess.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Hahah, yes!

        • Wheels

          Nice job

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s exactly the inning Kuroda needed, what was that like, 8 pitches?

    • MannyGeee

      A said 6. Needed that

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s exactly the inning Kuroda needed, what was that like, 8 pitches?

    • Govin

      It was six. pretty nice.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now that’s better. And the Jays are up over the Sux 4-2 in the 5th

  • Dalek Jeter

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/b41.....o1_250.gif

    Lol, Brock Lesnar from the latest WWE videogame.

    • MannyGeee

      Is Brock Lester playing Gay Heel now? Haven’t watched WWE in 5 years, so I am lost

      • MannyGeee

        FUUUUUUCCCKK UUUUUUUU auto correct!

        Lesnar, of course.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Haha, no, that’s why the hipsway with the waving is just so awesome in this gif.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just needed some Jack Curry to speed this game up.

    Not liking only 2 R in 4 innings against Phil Humber. That needs to change.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Meh, as long as we win games I don’t care how we do it. Especially when the 5-6-7 is Boesch, Nix, Loverbay.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Agreed, it’s just annoying that, with the Astros already winning yesterday, it’s not fun seeing them a bloop and a blast away from a tie game here.

        Just want to bury these fuckers already. I know this stripped-down offense isn’t exactly the most equipped to do that.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Yeah. It goes to show, though, that baseball isn’t a sport where bad teams just go out and get crushed on a nightly basis. This isn’t Alabama playing Middle North Dakota A&T.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Oh it’s absolutely infuriating. I just keep reminding myself…2-1 or 22-1, a win is a win.

  • DERP

    Tim Hudson just hit an opposite field home run. It probably would have stayed in the yard but Bryce Harper knocked it over the fence lol

  • Dalek Jeter

    Any Game of Thrones fans out there? http://24.media.tumblr.com/5a6.....o1_500.png

    • Pseudoyanks

      I wouldn’t know a Game of Thrones from a Hive of Drones.

      • Dalek Jeter

        You’re missing out, it’s a great show.

        • Pseudoyanks

          Oh, I’m sure it is. I don’t watch any show regularly. Yankee baseball, Cable News, Daily Show + Colbert, that’s about it…

          • Dalek Jeter

            That’s a lot of my TV time, too, but I had to find a way to slip in shows like Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Archer. Everything else can be downloaded/DVR’d to watched at a later date.

    • Winter

      He knows where to put it.

      • Dalek Jeter

        “You know nothing John Sno–oh.” I laughed out loud.

    • Cervelli is the Man

      This is the funniest thing I have seen in a while.

    • http://twitter.com/GreeArmMgmt GreenArm

      ahahahaha! good one,

  • Wheels

    Get back in the box Pena.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Good to see Kuroda calming down.

    How hard must it be to be Corban Joseph, trying to act cool standing there next to Jeter?

  • Eddard

    All Hiroki needs to do is labor his way through 6 and then we can set up our 7-8-9 guys.

  • Eddard

    Stewart may let some balls past him but he does know how to throw out a runner.

  • Vern Sneaker

    That was an unreal quick accurate throw. Wow.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Altuve spared Carter of another strikeout.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice strike by Stewart

  • Dalek Jeter

    My fantasy team is totally not okay with this IBB.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Brennan Boesch: King of DPs that mean something.

    • MannyGeee

      That’s what she said?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh, how long I’ve resisted making a “DP” joke on here.

        • vicki

          ditto.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow, Boesch has really showed some hustle. He should be 0-3 w/ 2 GDIPs.

  • Dalek Jeter

    finally starting to stretch the lead…but it’s very much a hustle and luck based 2 runs that inning.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Carter still wanted that strike out, I guess.

  • MannyGeee

    This is the worst 4-0 game going the “right way” I’ve ever suffered through. Extremely slow moving and kinda uneventful, all considered.

    • Kramerica Industries

      #SciosciaBall?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Kastros.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kuroda for the 7th?

    Only 28 pitches in the last three innings.

    • Dalek Jeter

      What’s he at? like 96? Yeah, I’d send him back out there.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Isn’t it our starting pitchers that are being all gritty and gutty this season? And they’re of various nationalities to boot!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Yeah. 67 after three innings, but only 95 after six. At least a four run lead to work with, as well, but it’s not the pitch count but the fact that he’s finally found his groove.

        Batter-to-batter, yes, just to be careful, but I’d sent him back out, too.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yes

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nunie!!!!!! Second that ball landed I said that should be a double.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Noonie hustles. Watch and learn Robbie

  • Vern Sneaker

    Cano would just be getting to first.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nunez just made me feel like we were all suddenly actually in EddardWorld.

    • MannyGeee

      First thing I thought of too… Wow, this is too weird.

  • Eddard

    Eduardo Nuney’s coming out of his funk as some were ready to give up on him. He’s just now getting hot.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He’s just now thrown out in a rundown.

  • Dalek Jeter

    IT NEEDS MORE COWBELL

  • Vern Sneaker

    Nooney’s so pumped I half expect him to try to steal home.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Things more useless than Chris Stewart:
    1. Ben Francisco
    2. Congress

  • Govin

    How many wild pitches has Humber thrown this game?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Has to be like 4-5 wild pitches/passed balls at least.

    • sangreal

      4 so far

  • Mickey Scheister

    How may passed balls/wild pitches today by the Stros? 6 or 7 without checking. I supposed it would be the norm if Montero was the catcher here.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I should have refreshed.

  • Get Phelps Up

    And look at that, Kuroda goes 7 innings.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Love it. Love our starting pitchers’ ability to get through games without their best stuff.

  • Dalek Jeter

    The Kate Smith Version of this song is god awful I don’t understand why they use it…like there isn’t a recording of a better rendition of this song anywhere in human history?

    • http://twitter.com/GreeArmMgmt GreenArm

      its interesting actually. well i don’t know your answer (i’d love to as well, given the history), but the way her version became more popular to use at sporting events is a philly flyers thing. weird yankes used it when it involved a ny team losing. check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.....nal_sports

  • Troll

    And just like that, Ponce de Leon puts the Red Sox back on top . . . That team just doesn’t know how to lose anymore.

    • Get Phelps Up

      E5 returns the favor.

  • Mickey Scheister

    The ‘scurvy fuck’ of the day award goes to…Obama. That is all.

  • McLovin

    Starting Nunez in fantasy is paying off lol

  • Kramerica Industries

    0-2 count, David. Jeez.

  • Eddard

    Chris Carter can only hit HRs and strike out and you throw him a meatball on 0-2. He would have swung right over the curve in the dirt.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Lame.

    Well at least we get to see Mariano now.

  • teddy

    drob thinks he mariano rivera and he not

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Because Mariano’s never done that in his career before.

      • teddy

        mariano has excellant command, far better movement. this is 2nd time drob been burned by not throwing his curveball

        • Dalek Jeter

          We’ve seen Mo give up walk off grandslams.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            He was too busy misspelling the manager’s name over and over to notice.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          TEH SECOND TIME!!!

          #apologiestombw

      • Rolling Doughnut

        What? Made a mistake with a cutter? I mean THE cutter. Some Red Sox Nation faithful would disagree with you.

    • M-Three

      I agree, D-Rob has fallen way too in love with throwing cutters. That’s part of the reason why I don’t want him to be our next closer. I would actually feel more comfortable with resigning Joba and going with him as the closer after Mo retires. To me, Joba seems to be more suited for that role than D-Rob both mentally and stuff wise.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    See? This makes the other team feel like they have life, which is a bad thing, since other bad teams are watching, and now they’ll experience positive energy when facing the Yankees, while the Yankees will experience negative vibe. Also, the media is watching.

    • vicki

      i’m guessing this is greg pastiche. or some other alarmist?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Glad you noticed. :)

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob sucks this year.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Yes, a 149 ERA+ sucks.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      How so? I can’t say I feel the same way at all.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I have him on my fantasy team, so I have his numbers right in front of me…9.2IP, 9/2 K/BB, 2.79 ERA, 0.93 WHIP. He has been not otherworldy awesome, but he’s been very good.

  • The Real Greg

    Well, that helps.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Kyle Loverbay at it again.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Michael Kay’s metaphors suck. Also yay for Overbay.

  • Winter

    It’s the helmet. It has to be.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Noonie!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Did he really just stretch another out again? Maybe he won’t get caught up between third and home this time.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Yay Loverbay!!!

    woot, Nunie!

  • Lyle Overbay’s Herpes

    Yay! Valtrex!

  • Eddard

    Those of us on the Eduardo Nuney bandwagon are going to sleep well tonight. He is just starting to get on a roll right when people were abandoning ship.

  • Winter

    It’s like Nunez forgot he’s supposed to lose his helmet then remembered at the last second before he crossed home.

  • Wheels

    Ha, and the helmet comes off at again.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Good job Stewy…also, Coney is really one of us…”sabermetrics and what not…haha Nunie can’t keep his helmet.”

  • Pinkie Pie

    Damn you Stewart! The people paid to see Mariano close the game, not for you to get meaningless tack-on RBI’s!

  • Pseudoyanks

    Still bring in Mo?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nah.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Why?

      • Pseudoyanks

        It was a rhetorical question.

  • teddy

    i take that back on drob, accodring to fangraphs he throwing his curvebal 22 percent of the time

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He just made a mistake with a cutter. Happens

  • Dalek Jeter

    PRONK!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    How about we don’t get Mo up against the fucking Astros.

    • Dalek Jeter

      How about we do so I can pick up a cheap fantasy save =P

      • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        I keep saying I’ll try fantasy next year but never do. Maybe next year.

    • The Real Greg

      Meh.

      One out to get. Who cares? Plus off day on Thursday

  • Hans Moleman

    Nice, my fantasy team needs this.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    How nice of Shawn Kelley.

  • Dela G

    why is kelley on this team

    • The Real Greg

      Just for that reason. Mop up.

    • Get Phelps Up

      To boost Mo’s save total.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Because it is mandatory for every team to have a reliever who gives up more runs than he gets out.

  • Pseudoyanks

    Oh Mo, please don’t retire. I mean, the dude is still the best. Why not put up a Cy Young wins type of Saves total…you know 1,000 or so.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice…an extra K and a cheap save!

  • Dela G

    yankees win

  • WhittakerWalt

    I love you Mo.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The natural order of things returns.

    For Prussia.

    • TomH

      Hell, I’ll swear an oath of posthumous (his, not mine) to Frederick the Great (or Bismarck) if this Prussian thing keeps the Yanks winning.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It would make Havok VERY happy if you did so.

        • Havok9120

          Indeed it would.

      • Pseudoyanks

        Have I missed some kind of Prussian meme? Please explain.

        • Dalek Jeter
          • Pseudoyanks

            Hahahaha, Thanks, all caught up.

        • TomH

          It’s all laid out earlier in this game thread, when I posed a question comparable to yours. Baseball Voodoo, in which I am a firm believer.

          • Pseudoyanks

            Haha

      • TomH

        Posthumous ALLEGIANCE is what I meant, above. Obviously, some sort of American Freudian slip got in the way.

        • Havok9120

          Whatever works. Frederick and Bismarck appreciate your support from beyond the veil of death.

          Für Preußen!