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.

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477 Comments»

  1. Havok9120 says:

    Who else is pumped? I’m pretty pumped.

    Woooooooooooooooooooooo!!

  2. Mike HC says:

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

    • lightSABR says:

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

  3. flamingo says:

    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.

  4. Havok9120 says:

    People of RAB, I has question:

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

    • A.D. says:

      Fresca or Sprite will probably go just fine

      • Havok9120 says:

        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) says:

      Unflavored vodka

    • SeventhAce says:

      Some frozen or fresh raspberries.

    • Pasta says:

      Orange juice

      • Havok9120 says:

        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 says:

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

      • Havok9120 says:

        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.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Scotch.

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

      • Havok9120 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

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

  5. A.D. says:

    three-time All-Star, Andy Pettitte

    Definitely would have guessed it would have been more

  6. Pasta says:

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

  7. vicki says:

    gutsome ab.

  8. wheels says:

    Nice Gardner! here we go

  9. Dalek Jeter says:

    Good start!!

  10. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    how is that an error?

  11. Vern Sneaker says:

    Damn!

  12. Dalek Jeter says:

    Damnit Pronk!

  13. warren says:

    epic fail

  14. Pasta says:

    Shit just like mlb the show sim today.

  15. The Real Greg says:

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        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) says:

          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 says:

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

        • Havok9120 says:

          ….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 says:

      never out of character, are ya?

  16. The Real Greg says:

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

  17. Anderson Silva says:

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

  18. wheels says:

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

  19. Ovaltine Jenkins says:

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

  20. Pasta says:

    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.

  21. Eddard says:

    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 says:

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

    • Jim Is Bored says:

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

  22. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Eduardo Nunez’s throws to first this year <3

  23. Vern Sneaker says:

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

  24. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    1 pitch, 2 outs. Love it!

  25. Anderson Silva says:

    wow.. that’s not good

  26. Mike Axisa says:

    Bat Ichiro tenth.

  27. Eddard says:

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

  28. vicki says:

    the great ichiro with the twin killing. go figure.

  29. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Go opp field or up the middle.

  30. Pasta says:

    Damm ichiro wtf take a pitch or two.

  31. Anderson Silva says:

    Cabrera with Jeter like range there! lol

  32. Pasta says:

    Send nunie
    Why not

  33. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  34. The Real Greg says:

    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

  35. Eddard says:

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

  36. Pasta says:

    Loverbay nice

  37. Vern Sneaker says:

    Mr. Clutch hitting .308!

  38. Biogenisis says:

    Frankie goes deep here

  39. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  40. The Real Greg says:

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

  41. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  42. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  43. wheels says:

    Yeah baby!

  44. s says:

    Cervelli is a better hitter than given credit for.

    • Havok9120 says:

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

      • s says:

        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.

  45. Anderson Silva says:

    BG!! very nice!

  46. Chilango says:

    Nice piece o’ hitting Bret’s 2 4 2

  47. bobtaco says:

    Lotta pitches for Carrasco already.

    Gardner looking good today.

  48. The Real Greg says:

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

  49. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can it be confirmed that BG is worst player ever.

  50. Eddard says:

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

  51. jjyank says:

    Yay Brett!

  52. Vern Sneaker says:

    Love it!

  53. flamingo says:

    YES.

  54. Chilango says:

    11 mil says Swisher doesn’t give a shit.

  55. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

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

  56. Jim Is Bored says:

    Robbbbbyyyyy!

  57. Dalek Jeter says:

    YEAH ROBBIE!!!

  58. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Robbie with the Rocket

  59. Anderson Silva says:

    I like this version of Robbie better

  60. Chilango says:

    Glad Robbie’s back from the DR

  61. bobtaco says:

    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 says:

      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.

  62. Vern Sneaker says:

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

  63. flamingo says:

    YES!

  64. Eddard says:

    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.

  65. jjyank says:

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

  66. Ron Hassey says:

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

  67. Biogenisis says:

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

  68. mustang says:

    Offensive Juggernaut!!!!!!

  69. Pasta says:

    Come on youlk ( still feel dirty saying that)

  70. Eirias says:

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

  71. Anderson Silva says:

    Youk is not seeing the ball well tonigth

  72. MannyGeee says:

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

    Recap me. In haiku form, mutherfuckers!

  73. vicki says:

    now just give us seven, andy.

  74. OldYanksFan says:

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

    Quick!
    FAN CONFIDENCE POLL!!!!

  75. Ethan says:

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

  76. OldYanksFan says:

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

  77. MannyGeee says:

    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?

  78. The Real Greg says:

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

  79. Pasta says:

    46 42 and 2 coming to monument cave soon.

  80. The Real Greg says:

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

    What the heck was that about?

    • JonS says:

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

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

    • Pasta says:

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

    • flamingo says:

      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.

  81. Dalek Jeter says:

    Damnit Pronk!!!

  82. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn Ichiro!

  83. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  84. The Real Greg says:

    ICHIRO!

  85. Anderson Silva says:

    hey, look at Ichiro!

  86. JonS says:

    What does Sterling say for Ichiro’s HRs?

  87. Eddard says:

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

  88. wheels says:

    Hot damn

  89. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

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

  90. Chilango says:

    Kinda Tex-like, go Ichiro

  91. Pasta says:

    Ichibomb

  92. YankeesJunkie says:

    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.

  93. vicki says:

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

  94. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  95. MannyGeee says:

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

  96. Pasta says:

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

  97. The Real Greg says:

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

  98. Pasta says:

    Cervelli nice frame job

  99. Dalek Jeter says:

    Freakin Andy he looked like a 20 year old there.

  100. MannyGeee says:

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

    #Murica!

  101. Pasta says:

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

  102. Mykey says:

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

  103. GreenArm says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        You and your adorable persecution complex

        • GreenArm says:

          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 says:

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

            • GreenArm says:

              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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      Yes leave frankie alone!

  104. The Real Greg says:

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

  105. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  106. bobtaco says:

    Take your time, Nuney.

  107. MannyGeee says:

    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

  108. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Wow, they almost fucked up a routine play.

  109. Eddard says:

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

  110. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  111. MannyGeee says:

    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 says:

      Cashman…failed????

    • jjyank says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  112. The Real Greg says:

    Trivia answer is Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton

  113. Alkaline says:

    So what are we looking at?

  114. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  115. Jim Is Bored says:

    Whoooooooooo! Cano!

  116. The Real Greg says:

    Robbie Cano!

  117. wheels says:

    Holy shit! He’s ON FIRE

  118. Mykey says:

    I like this Robby.

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano is on FIRE! so many oppo field hits

  120. flamingo says:

    In play, run(s)

  121. nycsportzfan says:

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

  122. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I wanna make love to that swing.

  123. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

    Robbie’s en Fuego!

  124. Eddard says:

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

  125. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  126. jjyank says:

    Holy crap Cano is locked in right now.

  127. vicki says:

    well goddamn.

  128. Mykey says:

    Youkilis incapable of taking of not taking a HBP personally.

  129. Eddard says:

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

  130. bobtaco says:

    Franco wanting the toss…

  131. Alkaline says:

    Oh…7-0. Alrighty then.

  132. MannyGeee says:

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

  133. Dalek Jeter says:

    Haha, the. best. toss. ever.

  134. Stratman9652 says:

    Oppo bombs the best bombs.

  135. Mykey says:

    Um? Throw him out? Are you kidding?

  136. The Real Greg says:

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

  137. MannyGeee says:

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

  138. nycsportzfan says:

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

  139. Mike N says:

    I think he figured he threw at his head intentionally.

  140. Eddard says:

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

  141. flamingo says:

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

  142. MannyGeee says:

    Plot twist: broken collarbone from the HBP for Youk.

    Bly half kidding, I hope

  143. Alkaline says:

    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.

  144. The Real Greg says:

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

  145. JonS says:

    It’s a good toss, he just hesitated.

  146. CUYanks says:

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

  147. nycsportzfan says:

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

  148. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

    #trololol

  149. Chesser says:

    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.

  150. Rizi Walnuts says:

    Pity. We were creamin’ that guy.

  151. Dalek Jeter says:

    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.

  152. Vern Sneaker says:

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

  153. Bo Knows says:

    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.

  154. The Real Greg says:

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

  155. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

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

  156. YankeesJunkie says:

    What a week can do to a team.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

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

      • Anthony says:

        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.

    • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

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

  157. Bo Knows says:

    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

  158. Winter says:

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

  159. Big Member says:

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

  160. Eddard says:

    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.

  161. Pasta says:

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

  162. BigBlueAL says:

    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??

  163. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    That’s some Bryce Harper shit right there.

  164. Pasta says:

    Gritner play

  165. OldYanksFan says:

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

  166. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

    Robbie Time!

  167. MannyGeee says:

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

  168. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn we bombin’ today.

  169. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  170. wheels says:

    Youk!

  171. The Real Greg says:

    The Youka!

  172. Mykey says:

    Too many homers. You fools!

  173. Eddard says:

    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 says:

      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…

  174. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Wow…

    That was a straight line drive over the fence.

  175. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

    Youk! (yeah, it does feel dirty.)

  176. flamingo says:

    Ha, I love this game.

  177. vicki says:

    #toomanyhomers

  178. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can the Yanks continuously play CLE.

  179. SDB says:

    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.)

  180. Alkaline says:

    YOOOOOOOOOOUK

  181. MannyGeee says:

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

  182. OldYanksFan says:

    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.

  183. Alkaline says:

    #toomanyhomers

  184. howdy says:

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

  185. your mom says:

    Woooooooooo!!!!!!

  186. Anthony says:

    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.

  187. The Real Greg says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

    • Cluster_RPG_Duck says:

      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) says:

        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 says:

          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) says:

            “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 says:

            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 says:

              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) says:

                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) says:

                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 says:

                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 says:

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

  188. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  189. mustang says:

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

    HeHeHeHeHe

  190. Anthony says:

    Blah definitely jinxed it.

  191. wheels says:

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

  192. The Real Greg says:

    It was ruled a hit so no error of Nunez

  193. OldYanksFan says:

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

  194. Robinson Tilapia says:

    So what did I miss?

  195. Dalek Jeter says:

    My god this is a tight zone!

  196. Eddard says:

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

  197. The Real Greg says:

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

  198. Mykey says:

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

  199. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

    #jokeisolderthanme

  200. The Real Greg says:

    I would give the mystery pitcher the edge in that matchup

  201. Dalek Jeter says:

    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

  202. Dela G says:

    Great Game

  203. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

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

  204. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  205. wheels says:

    Overbay!

  206. Hans Moleman says:

    Too many home runs.

  207. SDB says:

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

  208. The Real Greg says:

    Brett Myers is certainly eating up some Indians.

    And DOUBLE DIGITS!

  209. vicki says:

    fuckin’ loverbay gets his piece of the pie.

  210. Dela G says:

    Lyle Fucking Overbay!

  211. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

    #garbagetime
    #toomanyhomers

    Take your pick.

  212. Winter says:

    This game is over(bay)!

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

  213. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

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

  214. Pasta says:

    Loverbay joins the party

  215. flamingo says:

    Hahahahaha.

  216. Eddard says:

    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.

  217. Pasta says:

    What were the snacks at hefners ncaa party
    Hgh and steroids

  218. Dela G says:

    Cisco kid with a base hit

    love this offense

  219. RetroRob says:

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

  220. Dalek Jeter says:

    5 Ribbies for Robbie!

  221. The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci) says:

    Can we say Robbie’s locked in now?

  222. wheels says:

    Cano in the zone.

  223. flamingo says:

    This game + Knicks game? AWESOME NIGHT.

  224. Dela G says:

    Cano’s on fire

  225. Winter says:

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

  226. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  227. Pasta says:

    Cano the first 40 million a year player

  228. OldYanksFan says:

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

  229. Dalek Jeter says:

    BOESCH!!!

  230. Anthony says:

    Holy shit, lmao

  231. flamingo says:

    I CAN’T.

  232. The Real Greg says:

    BRENNAN BOESCH!

  233. flamingo says:

    Oh man, this Sterling call.

  234. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I love Brennan Boesch too much, probably.

  235. Winter says:

    Sterling call for Boesch. Go.

  236. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  237. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    We are an offensive juggernaut that will never be stopped!

  238. Dela G says:

    pinch hit 2 run homer?

    fuck yeah

  239. Eddard says:

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

  240. bobtaco says:

    Looks like Kevin Long’s job is safe again.

  241. Pasta says:

    Yanks will lead the league in hrs lol

  242. Jane says:

    Whats sterlings call?

  243. OldYanksFan says:

    Guess who’s leading the AL in RS?

  244. TomH says:

    Can I change my confidence vote?

  245. flamingo says:

    “BB! Hits a BB!”

    Then something like “Boesch, by gosh!”

    …Yeah.

  246. Mrs hefner says:

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

  247. JLC 776 says:

    Long day/night working. This team amazes me…

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

    Fun night!

  248. Sterling says:

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

  249. Offensive - Help! says:

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

    • JLC 776 says:

      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!

  250. Winter says:

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

  251. OldYanksFan says:

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

  252. Dalek Jeter says:

    Have a day Loverbay!!

  253. bobtaco says:

    Save some for later, Augustus…

  254. Winter says:

    Lolverbay.

  255. wheels says:

    Wow.

  256. Winter says:

    Cervelli triple crown 2013.

  257. flamingo says:

    This is great.

  258. wheels says:

    Holy crap.

  259. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    It’s a little mean at this point.

  260. bobtaco says:

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

  261. JLC 776 says:

    18-1 soon?

  262. Dalek Jeter says:

    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!!

  263. Eddard says:

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

  264. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR) says:

    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.

  265. OldYanksFan says:

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

  266. Dalek Jeter says:

    That was a fun game.

  267. flamingo says:

    WHAT A WIN.

  268. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR) says:

    Now THAT, that was a fun game.

  269. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

    I think he lied to me.

  270. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    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 says:

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

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