Apr
09

Game Eight: Can They Make It Three?

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The Yankees have won their last two games and the offense has started to click, but now it’s time to get the pitching staff in order. Andy Pettitte was masterful in his first start of the year, twirling eight innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox last week. The team needs a similar effort tonight because the middle relief crew is both shaky and a bit overworked from yesterday, plus it would be nice to see a starter complete six full innings for a change. It’s only happened twice so far this year. Here is the starting nine…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. 3B Kevin Youkilis
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. LF Vernon Wells
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Frankie Cervelli

And on the mound is the three-time All-Star, Andy Pettitte.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Havok9120

    Who else is pumped? I’m pretty pumped.

    Woooooooooooooooooooooo!!

    • Vern Sneaker

      I’m hoping like hell Andy is on again, not just to get the win but also because watching him pitch is SO MUCH FUN!

      • jjyank

        Plus, my fantasy team. Woooo!

    • Mike HC

      Count me in

    • Dalek Jeter
  • Mike HC

    Since 2010, 34 starts, Pettitte has like a 3.0 era. This guy is superhuman.

    • lightSABR

      Just as awesome as Andy shutting the Indians down: the return of #TooManyHomers. Who expected that with this lineup?

  • flamingo

    The pregame writeup on Lohud is pretty great – good to hear Jeter started running again. Also, I cracked up at this line:

    Girardi was asked whether Jeter will simply call and tell Girardi when he’s ready to be activated.

    “Oh, I’m sure he’ll contact everybody,” Girardi said.

  • Havok9120

    People of RAB, I has question:

    What the heck am I supposed to mix with peach-flavored vodka?

    • A.D.

      Fresca or Sprite will probably go just fine

      • Havok9120

        I’ll need to try it with Sprite. It wouldn’t even have occurred to me since I so dislike the stuff.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Unflavored vodka

      • Havok9120

        Given that this silly peach stuff is only 60 proof that probably isn’t a bad idea.

    • SeventhAce

      Some frozen or fresh raspberries.

    • Pasta

      Orange juice

      • Havok9120

        That was my first thought as well. It isn’t bad. I don’t think it adds much of anything to the drink though.

    • jjyank

      Am I the only one who’s gonna ask why you have such a thing?

      • Havok9120

        I went to the liquor store to buy a handle of cheap vodka. Taaka is running a special (probably to clear out their overstock of the stuff) to where if you buy a 14 dollar handle of regular vodka you get a free fifth of their peach vodka.

        I’m not one to turn down a free add-on to something I was going to buy anyway, so bring it on. I’ll find some useful way to employ the stuff.

        • jjyank

          Fair enough. I’d just go with Sprite. Pretty fall-safe mixer with any vodka flavor.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Scotch.

      It’s very simple, put some ice in a glass, pour in some McCallen 16, throw out peach vodka.

      • Havok9120

        Bwwwwuuuuuuhhhh.

        Besides, as I said above, it was a throw in on something I was gonna buy anyway. Now I’m determined to use it.

        • Dalek Jeter

          You could just add it to a Fuzzy Navel (Peach Schnapps and OJ) and get drunker than you normally would on a Fuzzy Navel.

          • Havok9120

            Yeah, I went with OJ. It’s not bad, per se. Not great either. I’ll try it with Sprite next.

            Well, actually, I’ll finish this drink and hit some bars to see if I can find the game somewhere. Then the Sprite thing.

            • Dalek Jeter

              I’ve always wondered how you watched games down there. Also, I might be in New Orleans this coming October. I’m definitely looking you up if/when I’m down there.

              • Havok9120

                That’d be pretty great. There shall be Uptown barring aplenty.

                And usually I watch games from home using…sub-legal means. Tonight, however, I can’t find the game anywhere. So bar hopping it is.

                If my internet connection were any better I’d just get an MLB package but this apartment’s internet is unreliable.

    • vicki

      don’t say the v word. twas a rough night.

  • A.D.

    three-time All-Star, Andy Pettitte

    Definitely would have guessed it would have been more

  • Pasta

    Cant wait for this
    Jeter ss
    Grandy cf
    Cano 2b
    Youlk 3b
    Tex 1b
    Hefner dh
    Wells lf
    Cervelli c
    Ichiro rf

    • Winter

      You’d rather have Ichiro in the lineup than Gardner?

      • Pasta

        Gardner hasnt showed much Ichiro will get hot and hit over 400 for a week.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Ichiro has shown even less Gardner will get hot and hit over 400 for a week

        • jjyank

          That’s quite the assumption, considering Ichiro hasn’t shown jack shit either.

          • Pasta

            Weather will warm up remember last year when ichiro got hot for that 10 games
            I expect to see a stretch like that again

            • jjyank

              Remember when he was awful during a lot of warm weather in 2012 and all of the warm weather in 2011?

              There is no proof that Ichiro will be better than Gardner.

        • SeventhAce

          Cause you said so?

  • vicki

    gutsome ab.

    • Havok9120

      You’re liking that word this week, aren’t you?

      • vicki

        every week.

  • wheels

    Nice Gardner! here we go

  • Dalek Jeter

    Good start!!

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

    how is that an error?

  • Vern Sneaker

    Damn!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Pronk!

  • warren

    epic fail

  • Pasta

    Shit just like mlb the show sim today.

  • The Real Greg

    Well that looked familiar. How come this team can never execute these small things properly and consistently?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      As opposed to all the teams that never, ever misses a scoring opportunity.

      • The Real Greg

        Normally I’d agree. But I saw last year and opportunity after opportunity to get at least 1 run in a situation go by the wayside. Now they won a lot of those games, but they could make it so much easier on themselves.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          They were definitely a below average situational hitting team last year. Really too early to judge this year’s team on that front.
          Saying they NEVER execute these small things is quite a stretch though.

        • Jim Is Bored

          That has nothing to do with whether any other teams fail in the same situations, which they all do.

        • Havok9120

          ….just like every other team in both leagues.

          It’s like people assume that the Yanks are the only team that bats under .350 with RiSP.

    • vicki

      never out of character, are ya?

  • The Real Greg

    And the umps give Stubbs a double. Way to go umps.

  • Anderson Silva

    pathetic job by the home plate ump.. that double is on him

  • wheels

    Someone tell those two women behind home plate to sit down.

  • Ovaltine Jenkins

    Can you explain? Gameday shows a fly ball to the left field wall.

  • Pasta

    I sim this game on ps3 and we won on a cano hr in the 8th. 3-2 pettitte 7 innings 2 run 9 hit ball.

  • Eddard

    Andy’s getting squeezed but it still looks like he’ll get out of this with 0 runs scored. Just throw Swisher offspeed and he’ll strike out. Eduardo Nuney accurate as ever to 1st base.

    • Ethan

      He’s not really. All those pitches are slightly outside according to PitchFX on the mlb.tv player.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Eddard, if Nunez was as accurate “as ever”, that would mean he was inaccurate. This is hopefully a new Nunez.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Eduardo Nunez’s throws to first this year <3

    • YankeesJunkie

      If he can do that consistently, he will be an above average SS defensively.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Soon I might stop holding my breath when Nunez makes a routine play.

    • Chilango

      No you won’t.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Heh, I’m a Nunez fan and I never will.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    1 pitch, 2 outs. Love it!

  • Anderson Silva

    wow.. that’s not good

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

    Bat Ichiro tenth.

  • Eddard

    This is just like last year’s postseason. 3 baserunners in 2 innings, no runs.

  • vicki

    the great ichiro with the twin killing. go figure.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ why is a left handed batter trying to pull that?

    Go opp field or up the middle.

  • Pasta

    Damm ichiro wtf take a pitch or two.

  • Anderson Silva

    Cabrera with Jeter like range there! lol

  • Pasta

    Send nunie
    Why not

  • Dalek Jeter

    So, how long of a leash does Ichiro get before we try Boesch on a semiregular basis?

    • Havok9120

      A pretty long one would be my guess. They’re stuck with him for two seasons and he needs to play regularly as at least the 4th OF with that being the case.

    • Chilango

      a month

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Granderson would likely be back before that happened, making it a choice between Wells and Ichiro instead.

      • Havok9120

        Exactly.

  • The Real Greg

    I have a problem with this lineup. Why is Cervelli batting ninth? I know its left left but you need Cervelli in a place where he can be productive

    • Jim Is Bored

      Can we call the #9 spot left left from now on?

    • Havok9120

      Do you now?

  • Eddard

    Be the hero again, Frankie. They’re getting good swings off this guy, they just need to avoid the DPs.

  • Pasta

    Loverbay nice

  • Vern Sneaker

    Mr. Clutch hitting .308!

  • Biogenisis

    Frankie goes deep here

  • Dalek Jeter

    Curasco has been pretty lucky. Even the two DP balls were hit very hard.

  • The Real Greg

    Let’s see if Brett can redeem the light hitting outfielders.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That 1-1 call is bullshit. Call it to both sides of the plate or don’t call it at all.

  • Dalek Jeter

    GGBG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wheels

    Yeah baby!

  • s

    Cervelli is a better hitter than given credit for.

    • Havok9120

      I’ll not argue with that, but I also don’t think he’s good enough that he “needs” to bump somebody.

      • s

        I agree with you. I just dislike how people automatically dismiss Cervelli. He has now had over 500 MLB at-bats and his career OBP is over 340. He’s really not that bad.

  • Anderson Silva

    BG!! very nice!

  • Chilango

    Nice piece o’ hitting Bret’s 2 4 2

  • bobtaco

    Lotta pitches for Carrasco already.

    Gardner looking good today.

  • The Real Greg

    That was GREAT hitting from Gardner. That was Damon-esque

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can it be confirmed that BG is worst player ever.

    • jjyank

      …apparently not?

  • Eddard

    2 runs all due to that 2-out rally by Nuney. Gardner and Cano are getting hot.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I don’t think you’re using “all” correctly.

  • jjyank

    Yay Brett!

  • Vern Sneaker

    Love it!

  • flamingo

    YES.

  • Chilango

    11 mil says Swisher doesn’t give a shit.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Swisher’s probably rooting for every Yankee to hit a single so he can joke around with them at first base.

    • Havok9120

      You know…that might not be all that far wrong.

  • Jim Is Bored

    Robbbbbyyyyy!

  • Dalek Jeter

    YEAH ROBBIE!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Robbie with the Rocket

  • Anderson Silva

    I like this version of Robbie better

  • Chilango

    Glad Robbie’s back from the DR

  • bobtaco

    It never fails that when I am up against Cano in H2H fantasy, he is red hot. But I don’t care. Love it.

    • SDB

      Yup. I have no problem if my opponent this week kills me in the R, HR, RBI and OPS categories – just as long as Cano’s the reason for that.

  • Vern Sneaker

    So locked in all of a sudden. He smoked that.

  • flamingo

    YES!

  • Eddard

    When Gardner and Cano are hitting this is an above average offense. They weren’t hitting the first few games, they have been the past couple and the offense has taken off.

  • jjyank

    Glorious game thus far. Love having the real Cano back!

  • Ron Hassey

    Wow. Is this what a team that focuses on base hits instead of jacks looks like? I’d forgotten.

  • Biogenisis

    Cano has on his Dr jersey under his road grays again.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hey man, if that’s what it takes.

  • mustang

    Offensive Juggernaut!!!!!!

  • Pasta

    Come on youlk ( still feel dirty saying that)

  • Eirias

    It’s days like these that make living in Cleveland that much better.

  • Anderson Silva

    Youk is not seeing the ball well tonigth

  • MannyGeee

    OK I just got in and saw the score (no national game today, for shits sake)…

    Recap me. In haiku form, mutherfuckers!

    • bobtaco

      base hitting line up
      Pettitte as awesome as ever
      Yankees winning

    • Chilango

      Live bats Cano’s back
      Andy’s sharp
      Carrasco’s not

    • MannyGeee

      Oh for the love of shit… 5-7-5!

      Didn’t y’all ever have to write a Haiku in 5th grade?

      • flamingo

        You’re picky, you got decent responses. I was going to type “hits” for all 17 syllables (small ball ftw) only had no patience.

        • MannyGeee

          Hey dude, I didn’t make up haiku rules, I have just been chosen to enforce them.

          • flamingo

            lol

  • vicki

    now just give us seven, andy.

  • OldYanksFan

    Hey…. we could soon have a 3 game Winning streak, be at .500, and have secured the WC.

    Quick!
    FAN CONFIDENCE POLL!!!!

  • Ethan

    It’s so nice watching a pitcher that actually works quickly. That’s something that has seemingly disappeared in the game.

  • OldYanksFan

    Bottom of Order
    Coming thru with some big hits
    Cano tops it off.

    • MannyGeee

      reply fail, but the winner none the less.

  • MannyGeee

    Oh shit… I just saw the recap on MLBN, holy misplay on Cano’s double Batman! I thought we were supposed to be in awe of “Teh Three Center Fielderz!!!” That they are sporting in Cleveland?

  • The Real Greg

    Andy Pettite drafted in the 22nd round in 1990. See Yankees, it can be done.

  • Pasta

    46 42 and 2 coming to monument cave soon.

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, I just saw that bad strike call from last night.

    What the heck was that about?

    • JonS

      Does it make it better or worse that the Ump apologized?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Neither, it just reinforces the fact that we are using an inexact tool to measure an exact process.

        • MannyGeee

          Preaching to the choir, brother. We give the ump too much power and too much responsibility.

          • Dalek Jeter

            With little to zero oversight.

            • jjyank

              I wouldn’t mind the human element if they got shit on for shit calls. But they don’t. Ever. Not even for a blown perfect game.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, like I said, it’s up there with the last strike of Humber’s perfect game as one of the worst calls I have ever seen.

      • Ethan

        Still not nearly as bad as Jerry Meals call that ended the Braves and Pirates? (not sure on teams) game in the 19th. Or the call that by Joyce that ruined Gallaraga’s (sp?) perfect game.

        It being called one of the worst calls ever, as some have, is a gross exaggeration.

        • Dalek Jeter

          I should have stipulated worse strike calls I have ever seen.

          Worst overall call is probably Gallaraga or the Tex play in Baltimore last season.

          • Ethan

            In that case I agree with you. There’s another bad strike call for you. Way inside.

    • Pasta

      Tampa deserves it all the bitching their guys and maddon do fuck em

    • flamingo

      Jeff Sullivan wrote something really interesting on FanGraphs, re: the way the catcher made it seem like an ever worse pitch than it was – and that the umpire took that into account when calling it a strike.

      That said, it was a clear ball and the ump didn’t do his job right. I’d be furious if it happened against the Yankees.

  • JonS
  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Pronk!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn Ichiro!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Woah!! ICHIRO! Where did that come from?!

  • The Real Greg

    ICHIRO!

  • Anderson Silva

    hey, look at Ichiro!

  • JonS

    What does Sterling say for Ichiro’s HRs?

  • Eddard

    There’s that selective power from Ichiro! If he gets hot this offense will be really good.

  • wheels

    Hot damn

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    It would be real nice if Ichiro could start swinging the bat better now.
    Hopefully that gets him going.

  • Chilango

    Kinda Tex-like, go Ichiro

  • Pasta

    Ichibomb

  • YankeesJunkie

    Ichiro with a line drive bomb and the Yankees have found the true meaning of Easter as their have been some sort of resurrection from quite a few of the older players.

  • vicki

    and just seconds after a juan uribe two-run dinger. the world is upside down.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Mike, have you written the recap yet? Does Pettitte throw a complete game, or what?

  • MannyGeee

    Amazing how mediocre to poor pitching can wake up Cano, Gardner and Ichiros bats.

    • vicki

      sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today.

      • Betty Lizard

        And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey

  • Pasta

    Ichiro gardner and cano were lighting it up this spring and now weather is getting warmer

    • Havok9120

      You’re gonna ride this out aren’t you?

      I’m declaring a meme.

      • jjyank

        It’s too dumb to be a meme. Ichiro and warm weather? Please.

  • The Real Greg

    Dillon Gee is getting hammered by the Phillies. He gave up 3 solo shots within a 5 pitch span. Phils up 7-0

    • vicki

      in support of cliff lee. ugh. i still think he loses fifteen games with a sub-3 era.

  • Pasta

    Cervelli nice frame job

  • Dalek Jeter

    Freakin Andy he looked like a 20 year old there.

  • MannyGeee

    I have comments awaiting moderation. Am I on ‘the list’? I feel like my constitutional rights are being violated…

    #Murica!

    • OldYanksFan

      If I were you, I’d buy a gun….

  • Pasta

    Didnt ichiro used to have a power arm that throw was swisher like.

  • Mykey

    Hmm. Those balls looked a lot like the other thing. Strikes.

  • GreenArm

    Enjoying the hell out of this game. I have one gripe in general, and maybe this isn’t the correct place to put it, but well, f it.

    I feel like (granted a very SSS this year) Cervelli is getting virtually no love here (in the articles, not commenters). Every post by Mike (again, i could be missing stuff) seems to either mention him as an afterthought OR say he did something great, BUT he had help from a bad route taken by the OFer (or something akin to this).

    Cervelli is not Posada reincarnate, we all know this. He is what he is. But shouldn’t we all be SO pleasantly surprised by his performance both in the box and behind the plate, thus far?

    I, for one, am BEYOND excited to see his nice start this year and until he starts proving me wrong, consider me all in.

    And MAN, maybe I have to change my name to GreenArmParenthesis.

    (and no, i’m not looking at crazy stats based on this post, just the basics that have led to both putting numbers on the board and saving some on defense.)

    /Semi-Rant over

    • Eddard

      I haven’t just been on the Cervelli bandwagon, I invented it. I wanted Cervelli up last season when Martin was hitting .180 all year but nobody wanted hear it. This kid can play and he deserves a shot. I’ve been saying this year he should start 4/5 days.

      • Jim Is Bored

        You and your adorable persecution complex

        • GreenArm

          Not gonna lie, as a new commenter, I was kinda stoked to see the mighty Eddard, comment back. (And honestly, I don’t really mind Eddards stuff in general. Makes for a MUCH more fun read than where some of these threads go. HA)

          Granted, it IS just your world, I just live in it man.

          • jjyank

            Heh. Eddard’s been more tolerable. You shoulda seen his shit last year. Fuckin’ weird, man.

            • GreenArm

              hmm, some of my posts don’t seem to be posting (and they don’t violate any rules)

              anyways, just said i was a long time reader, just never commented. so i DEF saw all of the mega-crazy eddard times.

    • jjyank

      I’m thrilled about Cervelli. He’s not star, but in spring training I was saying that if his throwing was legit, the drop off from Martin to him wouldn’t be as bad as some where saying. I hope he keeps it up.

      • GreenArm

        Agreed, just think there should be a tad more positivity (esp in the posts, not comments) about a kid we were all mostly bummed about, outperforming thus far. AGAIN, SSS, i get it. But I’m just happy with it, for now! (Maybe eating a shoe later on this year)

    • BioGenisis clinic

      Yes leave frankie alone!

  • The Real Greg

    That 3-2 was a ball, but this ump is not giving Pettite anything close

  • Dalek Jeter

    This strike zone is brutal tonight. Lefties can apparently just ignore the outside corner.

  • bobtaco

    Take your time, Nuney.

  • MannyGeee

    Pettitte doing his best Joba impression… Get two outs, limp and nibble your way to the end.

    This makes me nervous. When Andy loses control, it’s not awesome

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Wow, they almost fucked up a routine play.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, I got real nervous when I saw Cano hesitate. Nunez needs to break to the bag quicker.

  • Eddard

    I thought they were going to botch that. Cano was just waiting there and the runner was almost to 2nd.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Your boy Nunie was loligagging.

    • jjyank

      But Eddard, I thought Nunez was infallible?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Just gotta say, with tonight being the first night I saw the new graphics on the YES intro sequence…

    YES!

    The new stuff is worlds better than the old stuff. And Michael Kay, as usual, is rocking a pretty awesome suit. Flash? As is true with him in general, just something very bland and boring.

  • MannyGeee

    With Halladays recent struggles and Ubaldos egg yesterday, I had an epiphany yesterday.

    Do you realize that there is a non zero chance that our rotation on opening day this year could have VERY easily been:

    Johan
    Halladay
    Lee
    Ubaldo
    AJ Burnett

    Wow. I know, fallacy of the preconceived outcome, yadda yadda yadda… But damn.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Cashman…failed????

    • jjyank

      I’m sure if one or two of those were acquired, the other one or two wouldn’t have been. But that wouldn’t look real pretty, given how things turned out.

      • MannyGeee

        Likely, but if you think about who was “in play” for all 4 of those guys, all the prospects were mutually exclusive Hughes as the piece for Doc, Jesus for Lee, Joba/IPK for Johan, and for fun Banuelos for Ubaldo…

        And to boot, with all of that money on the suck bus, there would be no CC. And no Granderson, and

        • jjyank

          Maybe, but I mean the Yankees wouldn’t have been looking to acquire some of those guys if they already had a couple of them. Not necessarily a prospect stock issue.

          • MannyGeee

            Very True. Point taken. I still think you could have easily seen Lee/Halladay/Johan though. Johan was an albatross when Halladay was traded, and Cliff Lee deal was as good as done.

  • The Real Greg

    Trivia answer is Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton

  • Alkaline

    So what are we looking at?

  • Dalek Jeter

    ROBBIE CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim Is Bored

    Whoooooooooo! Cano!

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He is so lazy :)

  • The Real Greg

    Robbie Cano!

  • wheels

    Holy shit! He’s ON FIRE

  • Mykey

    I like this Robby.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano is on FIRE! so many oppo field hits

  • flamingo

    In play, run(s)

    • flamingo

      AHHHHHHHHH. Best possible outcome there.

  • nycsportzfan

    HOLY Crap!! Cano again!!!! 2run hr, and 7-0!!!lol

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I wanna make love to that swing.

    • OldYanksFan

      Cano’s got a great bat. OK…. bend over….

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Robbie’s en Fuego!

  • Eddard

    LOL, he got locked in didn’t he? What a hitter.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I can’t believe how far the ball has flown on Cano’s opposite field homers.

  • jjyank

    Holy crap Cano is locked in right now.

  • vicki

    well goddamn.

  • Mykey

    Youkilis incapable of taking of not taking a HBP personally.

    • Mykey

      Thank you computer. This is not English.

  • Eddard

    Youk should have charged the mound. He threw right at his head after the HR.

  • bobtaco

    Franco wanting the toss…

  • Alkaline

    Oh…7-0. Alrighty then.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, Youk get plunked? Suzyn just swallowed her tongue.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Haha, the. best. toss. ever.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Oppo bombs the best bombs.

  • Mykey

    Um? Throw him out? Are you kidding?

  • The Real Greg

    The only thing I can think of is that Carrasco said something that the ump did not take akin to.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, Carrasco get tossed? This is an interesting turn of events

  • nycsportzfan

    Cano for a 2run freaking jack! My lord!! This is insane!!

  • Mike N

    I think he figured he threw at his head intentionally.

  • Eddard

    Surprised he threw him out. Ump didn’t handle it very well.

  • flamingo

    Alright, WHAT is going on? All Gameday is telling me is “on field delay.”

    • Dalek Jeter

      Curasco beaned Youk, Ump handed Curasco a new ball then tossed him. My guess is Curasco said something? Then Tito came out to argue w/ the Ump. Fwiw the Ump looks like he’s about 22.

      • flamingo

        Ah. Thanks!

  • MannyGeee

    Plot twist: broken collarbone from the HBP for Youk.

    Bly half kidding, I hope

  • Alkaline

    4. Robinson Cano homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Brett Gardner scores.
    5. Kevin Youkilis hit by pitch.
    On-field Delay.
    Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco ejected by HP umpire Jordan Baker.

    Heh.

    • vicki

      jordan baker was that chick in the great gatsby.

      • Crespo

        the golfer, right?

  • The Real Greg

    So Brett Myers, who was supposed to be tomorrow’s starter, has to come in today

  • JonS

    It’s a good toss, he just hesitated.

  • CUYanks

    I, for one, am a bit sad we won’t get to hit Brett Myers tomorrow.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Same.

  • nycsportzfan

    were getting power from Gardner, ichiro , and Cervelli so far this yr..lol I freaking love it!!

    • Winter

      1HR != power production

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    If that runner was in scoring position, Cano wouldn’t have hit that home run.

    #trololol

    • Alkaline

      New target for #garbagetime

  • Chesser

    Yeah, it seems like Carrasco said/did something while walking toward home plate. I don’t think the ump would’ve tossed him a fresh ball if he was planning to eject him.

    Side note: I’m watching the Cleveland feed on mlb.tv and find myself really enjoying the announcers. they’re not huge homers, love Cano, and immediately called out Carrasco.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Pity. We were creamin’ that guy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Freakin Pronk man. Huge Start to the season, I pick him up in Fantasy and he promptly goes 0-3 w/ a K and a GIDP.

    • The Real Greg

      Drop him

    • CUYanks

      DROP HIM. NOW!

    • MannyGeee

      Serves you right. For the sake of the Yankees drop that fucking guy.

      Fun fact, my iPad autocorrects fucking with fuckingWilliams. I have no idea which Williams has caught my attention to get labeled that, but I am sure he deserved it. Mighta been Kenny, likely Mitch, quite possibly Robin

      • Dalek Jeter

        In my head it’s Robin.

        • MannyGeee

          Coulda been Rickey too. Fantasy Football is a hell of a drug.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Ump did Francona a favor. Carrassco had nothing. Francona should have yanked him after Ichiro’s HR. Glad he didn’t.

  • Bo Knows

    I find it so stupid to throw back a homer ball. I wouldn’t care if the hitter was wearing a shirt that said “I punch babies, kick puppies and fart in people’s potato salad” I’m gonna keep the damn ball, that’s is literally a once in a lifetime chance.

    • CUYanks

      Chances are very low Jonathan Papelbon will hit a hr.

      • Winter

        Damn. Potato salad farter? That’s cold even for Papelbon.

      • Bo Knows

        but Josh Beckett might, he will have more chances

      • jjyank

        Hah, well played.

        For the record, I would never toss a ball back either. All the games I’ve been to, I’ve only caught a foul ball by some unnamed player at a Summerset Patroits game. An MLB home run? I couldn’t do it.

      • vicki

        bravo.

    • DC

      Potato salad? That’s going too far!

    • vicki

      i probably agree if it’s somebody like robbie, who has a hof trajectory. but i could also argue that throwing the ball back would be a once in a lifetime chance. i’m bigger on gestures and good stories than things.

  • The Real Greg

    Only reason Andy got away with that is because Brantley isn’t a power hitter. Most homers in a season is 7.

    • DC

      Thank you, Debbie Downer.

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Andy’s averaging 15 pitches an inning. Keep it up and he’ll go 7. I’ll take it. :-)

  • YankeesJunkie

    What a week can do to a team.

    • YankeesJunkie

      And Wells has produced as much value to the Yankees in the last seven (eight) games than he provided the Angels last year.

      • Anthony

        Andy frickin’ Pettitte with a 3-hitter…so awesome. I’m torn between wanting a comfortable win, and wanting the bullpen to make it interesting so that we can see Mo as much as possible.

        Also nice job Youk.

        • Anthony

          I have no idea why this is a reply, lol.

    • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

      Or, what a weak team can do to a team. Maybe they just caught Cleveland flat. Either way, I’ll take it.

  • Bo Knows

    Apparently dropping switch hitting has turned Culver into A-Rod….he is currently 2-3 with two homers raising his BA to .346

    he should have given it up sooner

    • Karl Krawfid

      It helped Nunez.

    • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

      Nice to hear. Let’s hope he continues to hit.

  • Winter

    How crazy am I for wanting Wells on my fantasy team?

    • Bo Knows

      on a rating of 1-10 your on batshit insane

  • Big Member

    shit nunez get it together your my only option for 3B/SS on 2 fantasy teams

  • Eddard

    I see no reason why this team can’t stay at or above .500 for the month of April which is the standard we set for them at the beginning of the season. CC-Kuroda-Andy is as good a 1-2-3 as any. Nova, Hughes and the pen will get there, they just need to get settled in. The offense with Gardner and Cano hitting is above average.

    • Winter

      I dunno. I’d take Strasburg-Gonzalez-Zimmerman.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Yeah. The Nats just have better everything than everyone else.

  • Pasta

    I never farted on potato salad but i did get drunk at a wedding and took a shit in a potted plant

  • BigBlueAL

    So with Brett Myers coming into relief tonight, how does that affect their rotation for the next 2 days?? Wasnt he slated to start for them tomorrow??

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    That’s some Bryce Harper shit right there.

  • Pasta

    Gritner play

  • OldYanksFan

    Not many guys can get a double on a ball up the middle while JOGGING!

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Robbie Time!

    • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

      OK, guess he’s allowed to make an out after his previous ABs this game.

  • MannyGeee

    Gardner will do that ‘take 2nd base when 1/2 an opportunity’ shit is gonna kill me. Sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he looks dumb.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn we bombin’ today.

  • Dalek Jeter

    YOUK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wheels

    Youk!

  • The Real Greg

    The Youka!

  • Mykey

    Too many homers. You fools!

  • Eddard

    I thought this team couldn’t hit HRs. And it won’t be long now and they’ll be averaging 6 runs a game.

    • MannyGeee

      Funny, I thought it was YOU telling me this team couldn’t hit home runs. Something about Nunez is the man, and grind out runs, and Big Left Handed Hairy Monsters…

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Wow…

    That was a straight line drive over the fence.

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Youk! (yeah, it does feel dirty.)

  • flamingo

    Ha, I love this game.

  • vicki

    #toomanyhomers

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can the Yanks continuously play CLE.

  • SDB

    I can’t believe how much I love watching Youkilis hit these days.

    (My only issue is John Sterling’s cringe-worthy call on WCBS.)

  • Alkaline

    YOOOOOOOOOOUK

  • MannyGeee

    for the record, “Youk hits a nuke” is the Sterling call. Not sure if I feel really good or really bad about that.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I approve.

    • vicki

      you’ll grow to love it. like a pavlovian thing.

    • SDB

      I cringe, then I look at the scorecard.

  • OldYanksFan

    Remind me to comment on what an asshole Cashman is for dumpster diving on Hafner, taking on a horrible contract with Wells, and overpay a declining Youkilis.

    Don’t know how the guy still has a job.

  • Alkaline

    #toomanyhomers

  • howdy

    Holy cito culver 2 hrs actually hitting if course ut be better at aa but we take what ee can.

  • your mom

    Woooooooooo!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    Andy frickin’ Pettitte with a 3-hitter…so awesome. I’m torn between wanting a comfortable win, and wanting the bullpen to make it interesting so that we can see Mo as much as possible.

    Also nice job Youk.

    • vicki

      apologize.

  • The Real Greg

    Lohud Yankees Blog ?@LoHudYankees
    Three straight games scoring seven or more runs, something the Yankees never did last year.

    • MannyGeee

      Butbutbut…. Teh Swisher and Teh Martin! Cashman failed!!!

      • Cluster_RPG_Duck

        Does Martin(shoulder) have a hit yet?

    • Cluster_RPG_Duck

      I’ve been saying all spring that the Yanks will score more runs this year than they did last year….and I’ve been getting a lot of flack for saying it.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        You think this team will have the best offense in baseball??
        That’s likely what scoring more runs than last years team means.

        • Cluster_RPG_Duck

          Last years Yankee team had their second lowest number of runs scored since about 1995.

          Shouldn’t be too hard to beat.

          And replacing Martin, Swisher, Ibanez, Chavez and Jones with Youk, Pronk, Wells, Gardner(full season) Ichiro(full season) and Cervelli, I think will produce more runs.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            “Shouldn’t be too hard to beat.”

            They finished second in runs, 4 behind Texas.
            This is a very different offensive era than mid-90’s through mid-00’s.
            Like I said, beating last year’s mark likely means they outscore every team in baseball. I don’t see it.

          • Havok9120

            So you’ll just ignore the league-wide decline in offense over the last 5-10 years just to make your point?

            • Cluster_RPG_Duck

              Don’t know what to tell you.

              I think the following lineup…

              Jeter ss
              Grandy cf
              Cano 2b
              Youlk 3b
              Tex 1b
              Hefner dh
              Wells lf
              Cervelli c
              Ichiro rf

              …will be hands down better than last years lineup which included…

              Martin, Swisher, Ibanez, Chavez and Jones.

              How dare I think that right?

              LOL.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                Realistically, they’ll likely get less total offense this year from 3B, SS, C (because Stewart will likely play more this year), 1B, RF, and likely CF.
                They’ll probably get more from only LF and DH.

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

                  Yep.

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

                Uh…yeah, actually. A lot of our regulars are a year older and more injury prone and if you don’t think losing Swishy and making Ichiro a starting OFer is a significant loss you’re just kidding yourself. Not only that, a lot of our best hitters aren’t even in the lineup right now, including our two biggest HR hitters. Also, you have to admit that losing Martin loses some HRs.

              • Havok9120

                Which has absolutely nothing to do with the point I made (and the point you ignored LAST TIME we had this argument), but keep on keeping on.

      • Havok9120

        And I’ll still give you flak for saying it. As, I imagine, will others.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Totally dropping Hafner right after the game. This is one of those too much of a coincidence things.

    • MannyGeee

      Trade you for Machado!

  • mustang

    Anyone want to look up their average runs per game now?

    HeHeHeHeHe

  • Anthony

    Blah definitely jinxed it.

  • wheels

    Oh come on Nuney, don’t give me this ole bullshit.

  • The Real Greg

    It was ruled a hit so no error of Nunez

    • Winter

      No official error, but look into your heart. Deep down, you know that any major league shortstop would have fielded that.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Is Greg behaving? Am I going to start throwing down Morrissey lyrics again?

  • OldYanksFan

    I guess getting in front of the ball for an infielder is out of style…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So what did I miss?

    • Winter

      Mostly farting on potato salad.

      • Dalek Jeter

        and Haikus.

        • Winter

          None of those poems
          Had the right syllable scheme
          They were not Haikus

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Where is my study?
            Athenian disappoints
            I am left with zilch

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’d keep the ball even if David Ortiz rubbed fresh ejaculate all over it, FWIW.

        • vicki

          even if? especially if!

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Would you handle it with gloves at least?

          • trr

            looks like I came in at the wrong time

            • Bo Knows

              Haha, that’s what he said

              • vicki

                winning has made us goofy. ain’t it great?

                • Bo Knows

                  yes it is, feels good to actually score big three times straight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    My god this is a tight zone!

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      That’s what she said.

  • Eddard

    Andy’s getting squeezed by the ump. He should throw himself out of the game.

  • The Real Greg

    This kid needs to be sent down to the minors to learn how to ump properly.

  • Mykey

    Love how upset Pettitte is with giving up a run in what is currently a blow-out.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Question Mark is pitching tomorrow? Loved his vocal on “96 Tears.”

    #jokeisolderthanme

    • The Real Greg

      It’s either him or the Riddler.

    • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

      #butnotolderthanme

      • Robinson Tilapia

        #andprobablyolderthansomefolksparentsonhere

        • vicki

          garage transcends eras.

  • The Real Greg

    I would give the mystery pitcher the edge in that matchup

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If Vince McMahon were booking this, it’d be Jimmy Snuka.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So in American cities they have regular hotdog vendors. Maybe a corndog vendor. In south Korea they have FRENCH-FRY DOGS http://25.media.tumblr.com/2de.....o2_500.jpg

  • Dela G

    Great Game

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Take a bow, Mr. Pettitte. That was a job well done!

  • Dalek Jeter

    LOVERBAY CRUSHED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wheels

    Overbay!

  • Hans Moleman

    Too many home runs.

  • SDB

    The Sterling call, for those who care – Lyle hits it a mile.

    • sangreal

      Thanks

      • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

        better to read it than hear it

    • Dela G

      That’s actually better than i thought he would choose

    • Dalek Jeter

      Really not that bad.

  • The Real Greg

    Brett Myers is certainly eating up some Indians.

    And DOUBLE DIGITS!

  • vicki

    fuckin’ loverbay gets his piece of the pie.

  • Dela G

    Lyle Fucking Overbay!

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    #garbagetime
    #toomanyhomers

    Take your pick.

  • Winter

    This game is over(bay)!

    Note: it’s not actually over, I just wanted to make a pun.

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      well done sir

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

    Man – relying too much on the long ball. It’s a disease.

  • Pasta

    Loverbay joins the party

  • flamingo

    Hahahahaha.

  • Eddard

    A while back I said that the Yankees could have a lineup of Frankie Cervellis and they would still hit HRs. You’re seeing that come to life now and they’re not even in YS.

  • Pasta

    What were the snacks at hefners ncaa party
    Hgh and steroids

  • Dela G

    Cisco kid with a base hit

    love this offense

  • RetroRob

    Astro turf. For those who grew up with it, it always sucked. Changed the game more than the DH. Glad it is basically gone.

    • The Real Greg

      Probably ruined a lot of careers in both baseball and football

      • RetroRob

        Especially the early versions. It was like running on cement, so I hear.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Andre Dawson heard that.

      • Pasta

        KC and STL sure took advantage of it in the 80s

        • RetroRob

          Make contact and run like hell. Ichiro would have loved it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    5 Ribbies for Robbie!

  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Can we say Robbie’s locked in now?

  • wheels

    Cano in the zone.

  • flamingo

    This game + Knicks game? AWESOME NIGHT.

  • Dela G

    Cano’s on fire

  • Winter

    That may actually be the farthest I’ve ever seen a ball travel without being more than 10 feet off the ground.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    A funny thing happened to this team on the way to sucking.

  • Pasta

    Cano the first 40 million a year player

  • OldYanksFan

    Wow…. these Cleveland announcers having a competition to see who gets to blow Robbie after the game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    BOESCH!!!

  • Anthony

    Holy shit, lmao

  • flamingo

    I CAN’T.

  • The Real Greg

    BRENNAN BOESCH!

  • flamingo

    Oh man, this Sterling call.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I love Brennan Boesch too much, probably.

  • Winter

    Sterling call for Boesch. Go.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Whoa. Sterling’s call for Brennan Boesch might he his best (worst) yet.

    • Winter

      What was it?

      • WhittakerWalt

        “BB hits a BB. Boesch by gosh!”

    • bobtaco

      I would assume something like Boesch bashes one?

    • Pinkie Pie

      Nah, I’ve heard much worse from Sterling.

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

    We are an offensive juggernaut that will never be stopped!

  • Dela G

    pinch hit 2 run homer?

    fuck yeah

  • Eddard

    LOL! Always good to empty out the bench and get a PH HR.

  • bobtaco

    Looks like Kevin Long’s job is safe again.

  • Pasta

    Yanks will lead the league in hrs lol

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      are you serious? wow

  • Jane

    Whats sterlings call?

  • OldYanksFan

    Guess who’s leading the AL in RS?

  • TomH

    Can I change my confidence vote?

  • flamingo

    “BB! Hits a BB!”

    Then something like “Boesch, by gosh!”

    …Yeah.

    • The Real Greg

      That. Is. Shit.

    • Winter

      Just… wow.

    • RetroRob

      It’s all in the delivery. They all seem to suck when first heard, then they become accepted.

    • Anthony

      Hahaha.

  • Mrs hefner

    It was nice having travis friends over last night only down side was all the syringes left in the bathroom those guys are messy.

    • vicki

      many-faceted fail.

      • Rick

        You are too much on this board, I’m going to marry you. You’ve already stolen my heart and convinced me you’re the coolest female alive.

    • Havok9120

      Yikes. Go practice on LoHud before you try to impress us.

  • JLC 776

    Long day/night working. This team amazes me…

    Well, Pettitte amazes me. But the cobbled together offense does as well.

    Fun night!

  • Sterling

    And as of RIGHT NOW the Yanks lead the MLB in Hr’s

  • Offensive – Help!

    Remember what Mike warned: this offense is really gonna have trouble scoring runs! LOL!

    • JLC 776

      As much as I want to cry ‘sample size’ and all that, I’m just going to shut up and enjoy the game! Have to say I love being pleasantly surprised!

  • Winter

    One more HR and the Yankees will have as many HR as the Indians have hits.

  • OldYanksFan

    We have 2 guys with an OPS over .900, THREE guys with an OPS over 1.000 (including Brains), and Robbie at .999.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Have a day Loverbay!!

  • bobtaco

    Save some for later, Augustus…

  • Winter

    Lolverbay.

  • wheels

    Wow.

  • Winter

    Cervelli triple crown 2013.

  • flamingo

    This is great.

  • wheels

    Holy crap.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    It’s a little mean at this point.

  • bobtaco

    Can’t wait to read Mike’s write up tonight…

  • JLC 776

    18-1 soon?

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’d love to see a Nix Slam. Even though it would probably kill Ma and Pa…wait what am I talking about?! LAUNCH IT NIXIE!!

  • Eddard

    When you’re hot you’re hot. A Nix GS here would top off the night.

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

    Gushing/complaining over small sample sizes always irks me, so just remember: As good as our offense technically is statistically right now, even if we win tonight if we expand our season out to a full season we’re a 500 team. Not very good.

    Remember, wins are a statistic too.

    • The Real Greg

      True but they are trending up in that category.

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

        Point still stands.

    • bobtaco

      Gotta enjoy it while it lasts.

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

        True. I just dislike the smugness of people who “predicted” our offense would be great. Most of them will be the first to jump ship when we inevitably do start slumping.

    • OldYanksFan

      What is a ‘Wins’?

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

        Grammar, my friend. Wins ARE, implying plural.

    • RetroRob

      So you’re rightfully knocking small sample sizes, but pointing out they’re still a .500 team in a small sample size?

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

        Still a 500 team? What? That’s way out of the playoffs.

  • OldYanksFan

    Our 8-9-1-2 with 13 hits.
    Shitty middle of the order.
    Fire Cashman.

    • Dalek Jeter

      #cashmanfailed.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        #dumpsterdiving

      • WhittakerWalt

        You mean Cashwoman, right?

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was a fun game.

  • flamingo

    WHAT A WIN.

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

    Now THAT, that was a fun game.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Another great win. Another night I’ll go blueballs without hearing about Athenian’s study.

    I think he lied to me.

    • Winter

      Athenian’s study counter: 2 days.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Way, way too many homeruns. I don’t want them to win if they don’t do it in a scrappy, gritty way goddammit!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      Yep. It’s all about moving runners over. Stringing together singles. Moving the chains. Anything else is LOSING baseball.