Apr
08

Monday Night Open Thread

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Go Robbie. (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

Go Robbie. (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

Hooray for more offense. The Yankees housed the Indians on Monday afternoon, scoring a season-high eleven runs in the win. It was the first time they scored double digit runs since … the last regular season game of 2012. I thought it had been longer than that. Was really hoping for some dramatic effect there. Oh well.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing the Phillies (Halladay vs. must-see Matt Harvey), plus the Rangers and Knicks are both are playing. Louisville and Michigan are also playing for the NCAA basketball championship. Talk about either game or anything else here. Have at it.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Dalek Jeter

    Get it Robby!!

  • forensic

    The CBB Championship Game!

    Go Michigan!!!

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • forensic

        This sure has been some terrible officiating. Largely against Michigan, but there have been terrible calls/non-calls both ways.

        • forensic

          I don’t usually like to go there, but boy did these officials take a big shit all over that game and I can’t help but think it had an effect on the outcome.

    • Ri5e

      CARDS BABY!!

  • Murderers’ Row Boat

    They need to tell Joba he gets a donut every time he doesn’t take a batter to a full count.

  • YankeesJunkie

    What are the chances that Yanks call up Stoneburner as a reliever after Monty gets called up?

  • Eddard

    Thought I’d update everyone on the all important runs per game statistic that was used to bash this team through 5 games-

    2013 Yankees – 5 runs per game through game 7.

    2012 Yankees – 4.86 runs per game through game 7.

    And there you have it, folks. This offense is better than last year’s according to the stats. Now I’m sure we’ll here that the sample size is too small, which of course it is, but people were using it to make their argument through 5 games.

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

      Ah, but the team is worse. 3-4 through 7.

      • jjyank

        I’m as optimistic as anyone, but yeah, the team is worse than last year. Can’t really argue otherwise.

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

          My point is that when we’re cherry-picking early season stats to portray the Yanks in a good light we might as well point out that that pesky “win” stat has the Yankees finishing below 500 at this point.

    • Tom

      At this point you can make the #’s do whatever you want to say. How about?

      Last 2 games 18 runs (9/gm): 2-0
      First 5 games 17 runs (3.67/gm): 1-4

      Also the team is on pace to lose 33 more games.

      I don’t really get these comments… BOTH pitching and hitting was an issue over the first 5 games. Since people were more surprised by the pitching (and expected the hitting to lag a bit), some folks confused it for hitting not being an issue and were measuring against expectations.

      Classic example: What was Seattle’s main issue last year? Offense. But if everyone expected the offense to suck in Seattle last year does it make it suddenly become a less of an issue?

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        This

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Don’tcha know, not all is lost for Robbie Cano.

  • Pasta

    Call up monty
    Need another close down arm in that pen.

  • https://twitter.com/meatface55 Nick

    There are no NBA games tonight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Daniel Bryant is one of my favorite personalities in Wrestlemania.

    • Dalek Jeter

      in WWE*

  • Dela G

    the nba isn’t playing. they give the NCAA the night to themselves

  • Bob Buttons

    Good win overall. Some SB, big hits and more importantly a scoreless inning from both Logan and Joba. Hope to see some nice pitching from the rotation next time out.

    • forensic

      more importantly a scoreless inning from both Logan and Joba.

      Are you only basing this on the box score? They were scoreless, but they were far from pretty. All three (Kelley too) have a long way to go.

      • Bob Buttons

        Pretty or not it’s still scoreless, which is more than I can say for their other appearances so far. With this injury-depleted team you gotta take the messy finish and run with it.

  • Pasta

    Doc is done
    Wow that contract got philly nothing.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Yep. He may be able to reinvent himself but he’s sure looking like a guy who’s got nothing left in the tank. 99 pitches in 4 innings, 7 runs and and 9 baserunners sure isn’t vintage Halladay, more like AJ Burnett’s last couple of years with the Yankees

      • Barry

        AJ and Roy are on different levels. Give him some more time before you cast judgement. I’d still say the smart money is on him figuring it out. This is Roy Halladay we’re talking about, he deserves a little bit of a benefit in the doubt.

  • Bob Buttons

    You know the league is desperate for attention when stuff like these appears.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/#contentId=44242846

  • Alkaline

    A guy in my fantasy league is desperate for one of my closers, which I have a few. He’s been trying to get Hanrahan. I countered with Axford and De Aza and I’ll get Pablo and Price. Let’s hope he bites. :D

    • Dalek Jeter

      That’s a 1st degree trade rape if he accepts it.

      • Alkaline

        Yes, yes it would.

        • Bob Buttons

          Might actually get vetoed.

          • Alkaline

            Yeah, I doubt it’ll happen. I guess if it does I just gotta hope people don’t check the trades that often. It’s a free league so people don’t pay attention daily like in a pay league.

  • Newman

    Who’s the hot blonde with Robbie?

    • Pseudoyanks

      A Victoria Secrets model but not sure what her name is.

    • Pseudoyanks

      I think that’s Elsa Hosk.

    • Barry

      A distraction that needs to wait for November.