Apr
12

Game Nine: Back to the Bronx

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(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

First, the good news: the Yankees are back home in the Bronx to open a three-game weekend series with the sudden division rival Orioles, who just took two of three from the Red Sox in Fenway Park. They used both Darren O’Day and Jim Johnson in each of the last two days, so the back-end of Baltimore’s bullpen might be a little short the next day or two.

Now, the bad news: the weather still sucks. After having the last two games against the Indians rained out, the Yankees are back home and are staring at another potential rain-interrupted game. It’s been raining on-and-off all day in New York, with most of the heavy stuff coming this morning. The forecast calls for another shower tonight and maybe possibly a playable window later on. Getting a little sick of this weather nonsense.

Also, some more bad news: right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will be on the mound for the Orioles. Between the regular season and postseason last year, he held the Yankees to four runs in 20.2 innings (1.74 ERA) with 24 strikeouts and just one freaking walk across three starts. Goodness. I guess it’s good nearly the entire lineup looks different right now than it did last year. Here’s the starting line…

  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 would-be 2000 Olympian, CC Sabathia. He was called up to the big leagues and had to be removed from the Olympic roster. USA won the gold anyway.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9. Yep, the first My9 game of the season. Obviously the rain may change things. If they do play, and I really hope they do, enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Havok9120

    Isn’t the meme that My9 games cause rainouts?

    Reverse-lock it is!

  • LarryM Fl

    More contact hitters who are selective. So may be we can change Miquel’s good fortune.

  • flamingo

    Sterling just said that Suzyn will come back with the lineups “dressed as the most beautiful West Point cadet you’ve ever seen.”

    • Pasta

      Wow
      I just threw up

    • Luis Castillo (Not the one who dropped the ball)

      Gross.

      I will never see Candy, one of the girls that works at the men’s club that I attend and dresses like a slutty cadet, with the same eyes

  • Pat D

    So 42 is worth seeing. It’s not great, kind of a standard Hollywood biopic, but the performances are good. It’s also interesting to see how some of the other Dodgers react to Robinson as the season goes along more so than anything else.

    I’d try to start a Harrison Ford Oscar campaign, but that’s an utterly futile task, so I won’t bother.

  • Eddard

    CC looks like he’s locked in early. If the bats can put a few runs on the board CC will take us home.

  • teddy

    i think cc plus fastball is gone, but he can still be very good high 8o’s to 9o

    • Mike HC

      While you are probably right, I’m giving him to June-July to really make any definitive statements about velocity being gone for good.

  • Vern Sneaker

    CC looks sharp!

  • Mike HC

    Just assumed this game would be delayed with the bad weather luck we have gotten, I missed the start of the game. CC must have breezed through that first inning.

    • Mike HC

      Wow, looks like someone forgot to tell the fans that the game was actually started. Yankee Stadium looks like a ghost town right now.

      • Havok9120

        You’re not the only one that wasn’t expecting a game tonight, methinks.

        And, oh yeah, it’s barely 40 degrees. :D

        • Mike HC

          Yea, I don’t blame them.

    • Havok9120

      9 pitches.

  • Chilango

    See if Gardner can run on Wieters

  • Vern Sneaker

    I’d like to see a reply showing Cano going down the line. Didn’t look like he was running all out at the end, but I cN’t be sure

    • YankeesJunkie

      Quick hands, the ball was placed and played perfectly for a DP especially for a mediocre runner like Cano.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Youkilis could be a one year Damon which would be pretty awesome.

  • The Real Greg

    I do not believe that would have scored Gardner.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So, is Chris Davis for real? Or does everybody concur that it’s only a matter of time until he falls off a cliff?

    • Luis Castillo (Not the one who dropped the ball)

      I agree he’ll fall off that cliff. Too streaky IMO.

  • TomH

    The O’s, not a bad team. The common opinion–probably correct–that they will not repeat their record in close game wins doesn’t take into account that they may just naturally improve with a year’s additional seasoning. Moreover, they’ve got a first-rate manager.

    • Havok9120

      I agree that people are too pessimistic about their chances of natural improvement.

      But even if they “naturally” improve by 5-6 wins that’d still leave a heck of a gap with what happened last year unless they can repeat that preposterous record in close games or something very near it.

  • Anderson Silva

    those 89mph fastballs down the middle are going to be hit very hard more often than not

  • Eddard

    Sam Pearce is back! And he hasn’t improved one bit.

  • Dalek Jeter

    “CC’s purposly holding back V-Lo early in the season so he doesn’t get tired later in the season, I’m sure that’s what he’s thinking”-Suzyn Waldman

    #baselessrumormongering

  • YankeesJunkie

    CC’s stuff not as good as last time out, but his command seems to be improved.

  • OldYanksFan

    I love to watch Robbie hit…
    by WHY THE FUCK does he swing on the first pitch (which wasn’t so good) just after a 5 pitch walk, with one of the leagues fastest men on 1st Base?

    This is why a big contract to Robbie scares me.
    He is a great talent but never plays smart.
    As soon as his bat speed goes, he will be an average hitter.

    • TomH

      You are probably correct. It’s too much to expect him to be the kind of student of hitting that, say, Williams was. But if only he could think about it like Pinella or Tony Gwynn.

  • SeventhAce

    This is not pleasant weather to pitch in, especially for someone like CC who prefers the warm weather.

  • Chilango

    CC is mixing his pitches nicely, which he better keep doing because his fastball seems to have deserted him this year.

  • Laz

    At least we dont have Pearce at DH.

  • YankeesJunkie

    The ball is not carrying at all tonight

    • Dalek Jeter

      It’s cold and wet, what do you expect? lol

  • SeventhAce

    FUCK U Os, FUCK U.

  • Eddard

    Oh no, not again. Why Nuney?

  • Mike HC

    Shit

  • Dalek Jeter

    …FUCK! Does it look as bad as Suzyn and John are making it?

    • Mike HC

      Yes … real bad

      • Mike HC

        I think he is staying in the game! It legit looks like he has a broken hand.

    • TomH

      Yep, it certainly did look that bad.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nunez with some tough luck this season.

  • Pat D

    Oh, this looks good.

    An, no, Gary Thorn, this doesn’t have anything to do with Nick Markakis getting hit last year. Even your color guy says you’re wrong.

    • vicki

      you’re missing a paulie broadcast??

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m missing a Paulie broadcast?! :,(

      • forensic

        I’d wager a lot of people are missing the MY9 broadcast. Stupid Extra Innings isn’t carrying the MY9 broadcast tonight for some dumbass reason. It sucks.

    • WhittakerWalt

      The only thing Gary Thorne is good for is telling people that Curt Schilling’s bloody sock was fake.

  • ahh

    Nunie didn’t charge to the pitchers mound, what a classy fella.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nunez moved into the pitch.

    Opened on the ball coming in.

    • Anderson Silva

      Like he did when he was hit in Detroit, no?

      • Mike HC

        Reminded me of the way Jeter is constantly getting hit on the hands, leaning into the plate.

  • Eddard

    He’s going to stay in the ballgame! Any other ballplayer would have come out of the game. Nuney is setting an example for the rest of the team.

    • Anderson Silva

      what the hell??

      • Havok9120

        Surely you know that this is Eddard’s…method.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m pretty sure that Nova, Phelps, Nunie, and Cervelli all got together to pay the person behind Eddard to go on multiple boards to get fan support behind them.

    • Chilango

      Nuñez at short with an injured….. hand?

      • TomH

        Nope. He’s gone

  • Dalek Jeter

    God damnit. Time for the Jayson Nix show.

  • vicki

    ah, great. all the jayson nix you can eat. get well soon, nuni.

  • hogsmog

    Ahhh how bad did it look?

    • Mike HC

      It looked like an x-ray will soon be showing a fractured hand. I hope not though.

  • Pasta

    If i am the other team i try to hit nunez too. Cc needs to take a head now

    • vicki

      i’d like to see carlos quentin charge cc.

      • Pasta

        Davis might roid rage and all.

      • Mike HC

        True. Greinke is not that small though, 6’2 200 pounds. Quentin clearly had the size and momentum advantage though. Greinke needed to side step, not take him shoulder first.

        • Pasta

          Isnt greinke autistic or assbergers or something like a kid?

          • Dalek Jeter

            He has SAD; Situational Anxiety Disorder. And there are many fully functional adults that deal with it on a daily basis.

      • SeventhAce

        If it wasn’t for the fear of our pitchers getting hurt, I would like to see someone charge CC only to be thrown to the ground and forced to eat dirt.

        • vicki

          hot.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, yeah. That way, HE’LL get tossed. That’ll do wonders for the team, especially when they suspend him.

      • Pasta

        Retaliation is not going to get you suspended
        Quinton when he gets back and sees dodgers again is getting one in the earhole
        You can count on it.

        • Havok9120

          Even if you’re right, are you willing to bet two CC starts on it?

          You don’t use your ace for retaliation. It’s just bad tactics.

  • SeventhAce

    Fuck, now we get Nix…. Fuckin’ Os.

  • SeventhAce

    C’mon boys, run the train on Gonzalez.

  • Pasta

    Yankees will send out the bat er jeter signal after the game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Target field has heaters. Underneath the field. So it doesn’t snow on the field. Why didn’t they just build a dome?!

    • Pasta

      They had a dome it was the worst thing i ever watched a game in…and i watched a game at the king dome er dump. Tampa has a shitty one too.

    • vicki

      because it’s baseball!

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, the field and the baggie were terrible but you can build an aesthetically pleasing ball park w/ a top on it.

      • Pasta

        Agree been to safeco field Very nice place

    • Jimmy

      Target Field is a nice, traditional ball field with good sightlines, great facilities, amenities, etc. It would look like crap with a roof.

  • vicki

    the wind wears pinstripes tonight.

  • Anderson Silva

    why?? what a dumb play

  • Dalek Jeter

    Youk…come on man…I was just starting to root for you too!

  • Chilango

    Oh fuck, what was that?

  • Pasta

    Mlb should make a rule all new stadiums have to have retractable roofs.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Is MLB going to pay for it?

      • Pasta

        Marlins had no problem building one

        • Havok9120

          Which means absolutely nothing.

        • forensic

          No problem?

          You should read some of this article and the ones linked within it. You’ll see a million problems they had.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlins_Park

      • Anderson Silva

        they definitely have the money but I don’t think they are willing to

  • Eddard

    Don’t know what Youk was thinking trying to go to 2nd but with one swing he collected more clutch hits vs the Os than ARod has all postseason last year. That’s why I want Youk to be the starting 3rd baseman for us all season.

  • Anderson Silva

    I`m really liking Youk and Hafner so far.. great additions

  • SeventhAce

    LOL @ CERVE

  • Anderson Silva

    fucking cold weather, I thought that was gone

  • Chilango

    Woulda shoulda coulda been out

  • Eddard

    That should have been gone. It would have won the ballgame, too.

    • forensic

      I wish they would stop playing these 3 inning games.

      I know people think games are too long now, but that’s just taking it too far.

      • Eddard

        They’re not getting 3 more runs off CC, not the way he’s pitching. They might not even get 1 more run. Just struck out the side, the heart of their order.

        • Havok9120

          It’s like every game you watch is the first one you’ve ever seen. Like a person with anterograde amnesia. That would even explain your heartfelt adoration and confidence in such random players.

          It’s charming, really.

          • vicki

            i picture him with freckles.

            do you have freckles, eddard?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Sigh…Ichiro looks terrible so far.

  • Eddard

    Put Boesch in there. Give him a shot. Ichiro just doesn’t have it anymore.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Real quality AB’s from the bottom of the line up. I hate to sound dour/trollish…but the Ichiro signing looks worse and worse everyday, and it’s not like Jayson Nix is even Derek Jeter out their defensively. I really think A. Boesch should get a chance out in RF for a few weeks and B. we should look for an upgrade for a BUIF if that search isn’t currently happening.

    • Havok9120

      Too early for such an upgrade I think. It’s not as if the team was married to Nix before the season, there just wasn’t anything all that much better available by the time the dust settled.

      • Dalek Jeter

        “It’s not as if the team was married to Nix before the season…”

        I disagree Havok. It seems that Joe G has some sort of affinity for both him and Stewart.

        • forensic

          I also disagree with Havok on that. I think they knew from the start that he would make the team. I think that’s the only reason he agreed to the minor league contract or being assigned to the minors or whatever it technically was when they removed him from the 40-man.

          I’m betting they told him if you do this to give us an extra spot for ST, we’ll definitely add you again for the season.

          • Dalek Jeter

            That’s definitely true, because I can see him catching on for at least a utility role on a lesser team like the Twins or Mariners, but he was probably told that if you take the minor league assignment then you will be added to the 25 man come opening day.

        • Havok9120

          I’ve no doubt that Girardi will use him if he’s on the roster, but everything we hear (which, I grant you, isn’t much to begin with) tells us that Girardi actually has very little input about who’s on that roster in the first place. What’s more I’m speaking in more general terms, as in I think they were quite willing to sign someone other than (or in addition to) Nix in the first place.

          There just weren’t many options that didn’t have better deals on the table from other teams.

    • TomH

      I hate to sound dour/trollish…but the Ichiro signing looks worse and worse everyday….

      I don’t know about its sounding “dour,” but I’ll be damned if I can understand how anyone but a natural-born Pollyanna could call it “trollish.”

      • vicki

        of course i would say ‘trollsome.’

        • Havok9120

          Naturally.

      • Dalek Jeter

        The “trollish” was more in reference to my sarcastic “Real quality AB’s from the bottom of the line up” than stating my opinion on the Ichiro signing. I’ve been against Ichiro being a Yankee since the day of the trade.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Got to love CC’s stuff tonite.

  • Eddard

    Anybody who thinks the Os are going to score 3 more runs off CC just isn’t watching the game. He is manhandling them. It’s a thing of beauty. Just wish that Wells hit to the warning track would have carried out because it would have won the ballgame. 5 Ks in a row!

  • Vern Sneaker

    60 pitches, 47 strikes.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Finally made it in tonight. That took way too long.

  • vicki

    you poor bastards are missing paulie talk about the guy taking his daughter to the prom.

    • Kramerica Industries

      I remember high school and the prom season.

      It makes me so glad that I didn’t bother with it.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    The live fangraphs metrics have CC at a negative 0.07 FIP. That’s neat.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Is that even possible?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        The math is possible. It’s not applicable to real life though.

      • vicki

        it happened last year with somebody. quirk of the metric.

      • Chilango

        yes because the formula is (13*HR+3*BB-2*K)/IP and if there’s a lot of K’s it can go negative

  • SeventhAce

    I know how hitters have to be on their toes…. but I thirst for Gonzalez’s blood. I want to smack him with his cleats…

  • vicki

    i love aj ellis.

  • teddy

    gardner walks twice and you hit him bunt

  • Eddard

    What an AB there by Cervelli. He got thrown at and knocked down but he battled and battled and worked the walk. Now drive him in.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ribbies for Robbie!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Robbie finally started hitting. Amazing what it does to a lineup.

  • OldYanksFan

    Mike has a new post up….
    Basically, X-Rays on Nuney were NEGATIVE.
    Nothing broken.
    He is day-to-day, although I would think he will be out 2 or 3 days anyway.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Robinson Cayes.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Sweet swing, Robbie!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn. Youk looks really, really good to start the season.

  • SeventhAce

    Now we wonder if that bunt from GGBG was needed?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Really, Pronk?

  • OldYanksFan

    Brains with a BIG walk!
    The Yankees led baseball many years over the last 15 in BBs.
    I think that is REALLY important.
    So far, this year, they are toward the bottom.
    A bad sign.
    Ichiro, Cano and Overbay all like to swing the bat… regardless of where the pitch is.

    • vicki

      parla italiano? thought i was the only one who calls him frankie brains.

  • Anderson Silva

    very disappointing ABs by Hafner and Wells.. not good there

  • JLC 776

    I liked the successful ‘swing at the first pitch’ party!

  • Eddard

    That walk by Cervelli is what got it all started. He battled and battled even after getting thrown at right by his head. That run might be all CC needs. Robertson and Mo are well rested if needed.

  • OldYanksFan

    Meanwhile, Bryce just hit his 5th HR and sports the following line.
    0.421 / 0.463 / 0.842 / 1.305
    I don’t say this lightly, as I worship Mantle.
    But this kid is the Second Coming.

    • vicki

      “mickey mullet.”

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn…CC’s pitch count is great! I was hoping to get both Robertson and Mo in this game for fantasy purposes…now it looks like the ball is going right from CC to Mo.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Excellent play by C.C.

    But, damn, get the damn ball magnetism off you.

  • BigBlueAL

    MASN has CC throwing only 88-90 but he sure seems to have alot more life on his fastball than in his first 2 starts.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Damn, it’s too bad CC isn’t an ace.

    I’d love it if we could get an ace who pitched like this.

  • Vern Sneaker

    For a guy who can’t hit, Nix sure swings a lot. He’s waked only 39 times in his last 674 plate appearances. That’s a bad joke.

  • Vern Sneaker

    *walked* (maybe waked is more accurate)

  • wheels

    Nunez’s hand isn’t broken, good news.

  • SeventhAce

    Fuckin’ UMP.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I will never understand balks.

  • teddy

    this is going well

  • SeventhAce

    I wanna pitchfork Davis, fucker had the whole “yea yea fuck you guys” look as he walked away.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yep, there it goes.

    Lovely.

  • SeventhAce

    Yankees 2, Baltimore 1, UMPs 1

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Yankees 2, Baltimore 2, UMPs 1

  • teddy

    pathetic baseball

  • Dalek Jeter

    So it’s Yankees: 2, Orioles: 1, Umps: 1 w/ the way they’re talking about the balk on the radio?

    • Kramerica Industries

      I’m kinda watching without audio tonight, but I honestly have no clue what the hell was “balk-ish” about C.C. in that instance.

      It’s the MLB’s equivalent to the now-extinct Tuck Rule. Ridiculously convoluted rule.

    • SeventhAce

      We need to stop calling it a balk, because it wasn’t a balk. Fucking UMP at 1st needs a fucking torch in his eyes.

      • vicki

        you’re an angry man. i don’t hate it.

    • Pat D

      More or less.

  • BigBlueAL

    Typical Orioles late inning magic. Tie the game thanks to an error and a balk and now with a chance to take the lead thanks to a botched DP.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cano should have tagged second to get the lead runner.

  • JLC 776

    Bullshit.

  • Pat D

    Fucking balk call.

    Fucking high throws from CC.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Baseball will make u crazy.

    • SeventhAce

      Shitty umps will make u crazy.

  • Eddard

    That 1st base ump should be fired tomorrow for not knowing the rules. We’ve seen this time and time again from Jerry Meals and that ump in the Tampa-Texas game calling a phantom 3rd strike. Nothing ever happens to these guys.

  • Pasta

    The balk changed the game

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Not sure why everyone’s so pissed at the umps. The balk probably didn’t make a difference in the end, plus it was probably a balk anyway. Yanks just need to get it back now.

    • wheels

      It wasn’t a balk.

    • Pat D

      Wieters isn’t on second to score on a single without the balk, so, yea, it did make a fucking difference.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Fallacy of the predetermined outcome and everything, but if the rest of the inning had played out the same, Wieters would have scored. I was mostly objecting to people saying Yanks 2, Orioles 1, Umps 1, because that’s not really true.

    • JLC 776

      I don’t think that run scores without the balk. But I do agree, Yanks need to just focus on winning!

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        It’s impossible to say what would have happened, but it’s kind of hard to argue that the run *wouldn’t* have scored without the balk, which seems to be what several people were suggesting.

    • SeventhAce

      Yeah we really shouldn’t be pissed off at umps for not doing their jobs. Wait whaaaaaaat?

      Next time the cops give you a ticket for something you never did, you should thank them!

      • Barry

        Last time they did that to me it cost me 3500 and 6 months of probation. Thank you PA for signing away my right to a jury trial and sticking me with an asshole judge and a bench trial. No evidence? Too bad, take the plea deal and give us money and then we’ll expunge the whole thing.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I get as pissed off about bad umping as the next guy, and I would far prefer robot umps, I just don’t think that was a particularly bad example. I don’t know enough about the intricacies of balks to know whether it was definitely the right call, but both Wieters and the first base coach reacted immediately. And what happened the rest of the inning was enough to get that run scored anyway.

        • SeventhAce

          Actually Wieters reacted to the UMP calling the balk followed by the first base coach parroting the two.

          Trust me if you sat Wieters down and asked him what constitutes a true balk, he would be dumbfounded and struggling. What Wieters did there was to help his own team as much as possible, which was stupid considering the umpire’s bad call was going to stand regardless if Wieters and co. reacted that way or not.

          It was a bad call and we’ll just have to live with it. But fuck am I going to sit here and just say “UMPS know best”. CC touches his fucking pants all the fucking time, I could be wrong but this is the first time it has been called a balk.

    • Chilango

      the non-balk made a big difference

    • Tom

      Following online – was CC getting squeezed this inning?

      Brooks had two pitches to Markakis (on the inside) inside the actual zone – were they high? And the first pitch to Machado looked like it was also in the zone (not even on the edge)

      Nevermind – the umpire was apparently just setting things up for the dramatic – can’t wait to see this video to MLB.com

  • Eddard

    Cervelli did it again, he’s the table setter tonight. Now bunt him over and drive him in.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Brains with some really good ABs tonight. Love it.

  • Slu

    Cervelli has been really solid this year. So far, I don’t miss Martin at all.

  • Barry

    MY9 games suck. I don’t get them on directtv. They should just all be on YES.

    • Slu

      Without cable, the MY9 games are the only ones I get on TV!

      • Barry

        Pay the 30 bucks for basic cable dude.

        • Slu

          I wish there was such a thing. I watch on the computer instead.

          • Barry

            Laptop it with an HDMI out?

            • Slu

              I do that sometimes as well. Like the dual monitor setup with the game on one though.

  • Kramerica Industries

    At least they got some walks against Miguel Gonzalez this time. The guy really pisses me off, with his inexplicable dominance.

    • The Real Greg

      At least he doesn’t just do it against the Yankees

  • SeventhAce

    LOL Cerve educating the ump.

  • Barry

    According to Yahoo we need Hafnerto come throgh here.

  • SDB

    Charge the mound! Oh, wait…

  • teddy

    giadri is a awful manager

  • Eddard

    And once again it comes down to Vernon Wells against our old friend Strop. Don’t even lift the bat off your shoulders, Vernon, and he’ll walk you.

    • Barry

      Time for him to earn the True Yankee moniker.

      • Slu

        100% Agree.

      • SDB

        That’s good enough for me. Error or not…

        • Barry

          Yahoo having a shit fit, still no update, what happened?

  • Eddard

    HE DROPPED THE BALL! HE DROPPED THE BALL! VERNON WELLS COMES THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH!!!!!!

    • Barry

      What happened?
      \

      • trr

        we’ll take it

      • trr

        we’ll take it

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    See, told you guys. Nothing to worry about with that balk. Everything’s cool.

  • Kramerica Industries

    KARMA!

  • wheels

    Hahaha

  • adam jones’ bubble

    Swish with the walkoff single…nice

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    DROPPED THE BALL. HE DROPPED THE BALL. HERE COMES TEIXEIRA!!!

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      AND THE YANKEES WIN IT. OH, WHAT AN ENDING.

  • DERP

    oh my

  • Mike HC

    We’ll take it.

  • Slu

    Hit it hard, and good things happen.

  • Chilango

    instant karma

  • DERP

    Is the lead big enough for us to start throwing at heads?

  • SeventhAce

    LOL Jones sure feels like an ass out there right now.

  • vicki

    WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW, BALTIMORE?

    • SeventhAce

      Blowing it’s bubble gum and flubbing fly balls in centerfield.

    • Havok9120

      Well played.

  • Slu

    Nice arm.

    • SeventhAce

      If you were referring to Nix, too bad it doesn’t translate to nice bat.

      • Slu

        I was, and it is.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Settle down, C.C.

  • BigBlueAL

    So where is DRob??

  • The Real Greg

    Why CC? Why?

  • Pasta

    Seroious why is cc still out there?

  • wheels

    Is Robertson even warming up?

    • Chilango

      yes

  • Pasta

    What is girardi doing

  • Kramerica Industries

    Triple play!

  • Eddard

    TRIPLE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Slu

    INCREDIBLE!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Did that really happen?

  • Chilango

    oh my,,,

  • wheels

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

  • vicki

    enjoy your night all over sports center, gents.

  • Pasta

    Triple play !!!!!!

  • trr

    Triple Play!!!

  • Hall and Nokes

    RIP Oriole Magic 2012-2012

    • DERP

      well done

    • vicki

      it was like a monkey typing hamlet.

      • JLC 776

        Yes!

  • Pat D

    Jayson Nix!!!

  • Eddard

    And we thought that out on the bases by Youk was bad, the Os just ran into a triple play. Great job throwing it to 3rd instead of going to 1st.

  • Preston

    TRIPLE PLAY!!!

  • Vern Sneaker

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

  • BigBlueAL

    That’ll work. Watching that replay dunno how the hell Cano caught that throw from Overbay and applied the tag. Great play.

  • Taintstick

    What a snag by Cano!

  • wheels

    Stupid My9 cutting right to commercial after the triple play.

  • trr

    If a double play is the pitcher’s best friend, is a triple play his dream blowjob?

    • Barry

      More like hooking up with his dream girl.

  • OldYanksFan

    Very heads up play by Nix there to get the runner going to 3rd.

    • vicki

      twas. okay, everybody off jayson’s sack for twenty-four hours.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Machado is a fucking moron.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yay for Nick Johnson managing to show up on the highlights.

  • DERP

    LOL at CC yelling ‘Fuck yes’ over and over again.

  • Havok9120

    “M Machado grounded into triple play, second to shortstop to third to shortstop to third to first to second.”

    Bwuh??

    • vicki

      rundowns. awesome rundowns.

    • Tom

      I’m with you… waiting for it to be uploaded on MLB.com

      • Tom

        It’s uploaded now – that was freakin awesome!

    • Eddard

      That’s how it went down. The ball was hit to Robbie on one hop, he flipped it to Nix at 2nd. Nix saw the runner at 2nd hung up so he threw it to Youk, Youk threw it back to Nix, Nix to Youk and Youk chased the runner down. Then Youk saw the runner at 1st running off the bag so he threw to Overbay, Overbay to Cano at 2nd to get the 3rd out.

  • Frank

    Great heads up play by Nix and incredible throw by Overbay and catch by Cano.

  • Frank1979

    Wow, that was crazy!

  • vicki

    i think i remember that last triple play was dallas braden “get the fuck off my mound” night.

  • Vern Sneaker

    That was so cool. I’m still grinning ear to ear.

  • DERP

    http://i.imgur.com/4LdFxfa.gif

    lol he was blowing a bubble

    • Kramerica Industries

      I feel like B.J. Upton does that all the freakin’ time.

    • Winter

      I’ve seen players do this all the time. I doubt it’s responsible for the play.

      • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        Can you imagine the headlines the next day if Robbie clanked one while blowing a bubble though… yikes.

        • Adam

          He’s too lazy to blow a bubble.

  • DERP

    If Cano gets up he is taking Hunter deep

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh, hello, Mo.

  • The Real Greg

    Time for the old man to roast some bird

  • vicki

    piece of cake.

    and the streak is at four.

  • wheels

    Nice win. Keep the momentum rolling

  • Pat D

    Ain’t no grave…

    • vicki

      omigod, cash. very nice punctuation here.

  • Eddard

    What a win. 4 in a row. I really think those Cervelli walks are what set the table for those go ahead runs. That guy knows how to work a count.

    • Slu

      I agree. Cervelli is really playing well now.

  • Adam

    Was anyone listening to the radio feed? I can’t even fathom Sterling’s call of the triple play.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Me neither. I assume it hasn’t finished yet.

      • vicki

        winner!