May
01

Game 27: DisAstros

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The Yankees and Astros have split the first two games of this three-game set, so New York needs s win tonight to avoid what would be an undeniably disappointing series loss to the worst team in the league. Tomorrow is an off-day, and off-days are always better when they following wins.

Because tomorrow is an off-day, the entire bullpen should be ready to go behind David Phelps, who is making his first start in place of the injured Ivan Nova. Something like ten pitchers have already set a career-high in strikeouts against Houston this year, so can Phelps top the nine whiffs he recorded against the Blue Jays five days ago? I’ll settle for two or fewer runs instead. Here’s the lineup that will face veteran left-hander Erik Bedard…

  1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
  2. 3B Jayson Nix
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. DH Travis Hafner
  6. RF Ben Francisco
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is the 2005 Missouri High School All-State MVP, David Phelps.

Yet another gorgeous night in New York. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira (wrist) hit in the batting cage today for the first time since suffering his wrist injury. Joe Girardi said he was still limited to dry swings, but Teixeira confirmed he was actually hitting baseballs on Twitter.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Robinson Tilapia

    We bust ass for Prussia.

    • Havok9120

      It is a great motivational tool.

    • Pseudoyanks

      For King And Country!

      • Havok9120

        Für Gott, König und Vaterland!

        • lightSABR

          Jawohl!

          (Ein Yankees Fan, der Deutsch kann. Cool.)

  • neo

    Any word on why Gardner is sitting? He just had a day off, didn’t he?

    • Havok9120

      Via Jennings and LoHud:

      • Why is Brett Gardner on the bench? “Just kind of choose (how) I’m going to share the days off against lefties when we face them,” Girardi said. “Ich has been hot, too. That’s the bottom line. Ich has been hot, so I chose to give Gardy a day today.”

      • Pseudoyanks

        Shouldn’t he call him Ichy…or is he worried he might get sued by the producers of The Itchy and Scratchy show?

        • Havok9120

          The team just got done with a court battle over wording. Probably just dodging the lawsuit.

  • Havok9120

    We win today, as on all days, for Prussia. And to avenge Andy’s last start.

  • Noah Poser

    Another lefty of course! At least Pronk is starting tonight although he’s a left handed hitter. Going out on a limb here and saying that Robbie will snap out of his 2 year struggles versus left handed pitchers getting 3 extra base hits including 2 home runs off of the soft tossing Bedard.

  • Eddard

    Phelps can strike out double digits tonight. I’d guess around 12. He might need it with Ben Francisco back in the lineup.

  • CS Yankee

    Not sure which is worse…Nix hitting in the two-hole or having Francisco on the team?

    • Havok9120

      As has been discussed, Nix in the two-hole against lefties isn’t the worse thing in the world until some of the injury issues can be alleviated. It’s not something any of us wants to see long term, but he’s been doing well enough to not make it suicidal.

      • lightSABR

        Maybe not, but yuck. Jayson Nix batting second. Even if he’s almost useable against lefties… yuck.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      That’s easy. Having Francisco on the team.

  • Vern Sneaker

    I’m so Francisco-worn that my lineup would have had Boesch in right.

  • Jenny C

    Jeter’s agent should take photos of half empty YSIII and send it to Hal with a note saying, “No Jeter, No Sell Outs”

    • Winter

      Because Jeter needs more leverage with the team?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yes because a Wednesday game, vs the Astros, is definitely the hot ticket. Especially with the Knicks playing a game five tonight. Hell I’m a diehard fan and I’ll probably be checking the Knick’s score regularly.

      • flamingo

        I don’t even follow basketball but I checked the Knicks score before opening Gameday tonight. Yankees vs. Astros – nice and all, and I love baseball, but… not quite as exciting.

  • Jacob the OG

    The Coney-Kay dialogue in the 1st was very comical

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really don’t understand giving one of your younger, more athletic guys (in Gardner) a day off before the off day. Especially to get Ben Fucking Francisco into the lineup.

    • Havok9120

      I kind of do. I imagine he’s got a few aches and pains after playing every game for the first three and a half weeks. I don’t think Joe was comfortable with letting Granderson play so much last season and may want to avoid doing the same with Gardner.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I understand giving Gardner a day off ever so often, but I never like the idea of getting two consecutive days off, I feel like thats when you lose rhythm and just a nano second of timing…and that could potentially lead to a slump.

        • Havok9120

          Meh.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice start Ichiro!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Thought that was gone. Still a good result

  • Havok9120

    If he’d wanted to, he could have hit that out.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He could become a power hitter. Any. Time. He. Wants. He just chooses not to be.

      • Havok9120

        He plays the game The Right Way.

        • Dalek Jeter

          You know what makes Ichiro great? He has TWTW.

  • Eddard

    Ichiro’s back! Maybe he should take over the lead off role from Gardner, who just hasn’t got it going this year.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Gardner’s been better than Ichiro this year.
      Eddard.

  • The Real Greg

    Nix in the two hole>>>>RBI

  • Dalek Jeter

    Robbie :(

    And that’s why sabermetricians don’t mind K’s, Michael Kay. It was clear Bedard could only throw a strike if it was right down the middle, if he doesn’t get the GIDP there, that could’ve (and probably would’ve) been a huge inning.

  • nycsportzfan

    Ichiro baby! Dudes hitting now!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Throwing a Hail Mary in my Fantasy League today, I picked up and started David Phelps. Don’t let me Down David(y) Phelps(y)

    • Pseudoyanks

      Looking like a prudent decision.

      • Dalek Jeter

        fingers crossed. My offense has been garbage so I’m leaning on my pitchers to get me at least some categories until Hamilton, V-Mart, and Jay Bruce start hitting like they can/should.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I actually thought about doing that too. There wasn’t really anyone I wanted to drop though.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Robbie’s face just said “practice DP’s don’t come easier than this.”

  • Havok9120

    Well done Mr. Phelps.

    Hitting your spots will be required most of the time, but I’ll take the results so far.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Great AB.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ben Francisco reached base?
    We have to win now.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Where are Kay and Cone getting that Francisco has a history of “a good hitter” and/or “power.” He has a career wRC+ 99 and .164 ISO…neither one of those are exceptional.

  • Eddard

    Great eye, Francisco. Now don’t bunt, Nuney. He’s walked 2 men in a row.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Let’s go Loverbay!!!

    • Dalek Jeter

      Really, Loverbay? He just walked 3 guys in a row, last one on 4 pitches…and you’re first pitch swinging?!

  • Eddard

    Blow it open here. I wouldn’t swing until he throws a strike. Bedard is a shell of his former self.

  • The Real Greg

    Overbay was saved a thrashing for swinging at the first pitch

  • Wheels

    Finish them!

  • The Real Greg

    Absolutely pathetic.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …That was like the worst at bat of the season. And that’s saying a lot when Francisco, Nix, and Stewart are getting regular ABs.

  • The Oberamtmann

    Why no Romine? If you call up a prospect, shouldn’t he, y’know, play a little?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Normally I’d agree, especially when Stewart’s getting ABs instead, but Stewart has looked almost like a Major Leaguer the last few days…so why not ride the hot hand?

    • Havok9120

      Acting as if he was called up as a prospect because of his great promise will not make it so. He’s an injury replacement. He moved up a rung on the organizational chart, making him the back up. His playing time will match up with that.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I think it should be closer to 60/40 or 70/30 then the regular starter/backup of 80/20 because Romine’s a prospect, but I stand by my statement that Stewart has been playing well the last few days…so just roll with it.

    • Preston

      He was called up because you have to have a backup catcher. And he didn’t look to good behind the plate, so they probably want him catching some bullpens with all the starters before he actually plays.

  • nycsportzfan

    THere ya go stewart.. Nice professional at bat there..

  • Wheels

    Pronk looks like a Marine.

  • Eddard

    Pena should have thrown that ball. Make them pay, Nixy.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Coney’s kind of overdoing it but Phelps does look pretty impressive tonight. Looks like Svetlana might get the night off.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yes…um..the night off…of course she does, so you shouldn’t bother calling her…

  • Dalek Jeter

    *Knock on wood* Phelps looks really good through 3.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Robbie!!!! sort of a YSIII Special!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Hanging curveball meet short porch

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ROBBIE!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    All this rooting against David Phelps clearly is having the opposite effect.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I thought that dude was gonna pluck it right out of his glove =/

  • The Real Greg

    Oh come on guys….

  • The Real Greg

    Ben Francisco!

    • Svetlana

      Say my name, beetch.

      • The Real Greg

        Hi, Ben. How are you?

        • Svetlana

          *inserts ball gag*

      • Dalek Jeter

        Babe, I thought I paid for the ni–wait…I mean nothing. Move along folks, nothing to see here…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    THE BEN FRANCISCO TREAT!!!!!!!

    • Wheels

      Is that Sterling’s call?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        No clue, but it should be.

        • The Real Greg

          According to JRod you are right

        • SDB

          It is. Awesome.

  • Eddard

    I don’t believe what I just saw!

  • SDB

    FRANCISCO????

    Am I hammered, or did he just go yard?!

  • The Real Greg

    Somebody get the call

    • JRod

      “It’s a Ben Francisco treat” quoth Sterling. The lead-in was something about opening his golden gate & smacking one over the wall. Pure poetry.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Wait……I got it right?!?!

        • JRod

          Yeah. Nailed it.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            My god, I think like a 70 year-old with a love of theater.

            • Dalek Jeter

              theatre*.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Are we in London tonight?

                • Dalek Jeter

                  No, I just like the British spelling of words. It adds flavour, and colour.

        • Wheels

          Ha.

  • Dalek Jeter

    BEN FUCKING FRANCISCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just got himself another month of ABs

    *kills self*

  • Preston

    Doesn’t count, garbage time.

  • Wheels

    Ben Francisco, look out.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I was convinced that a Ben Francisco homer would count as negative runs.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      HOW DID THE ASTROS JUST SCORE A RUN OFF A BEN FRANCISCO HOME RUN?!?!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Oh my

  • The Real Greg

    The answer is Babe Ruth and Rick Ankiel

    • Svetlana

      *steps on nuts*

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s what I thought we were getting when I was told Chris Stewart is a defensive catcher!! Nice play and good hustle there!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Jose Altuve looks like someone shrunk Jesus Montero.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    There’s the Nuney we know and love.

  • Dalek Jeter

    :( At least Nunie prevented that second run from scoring by knocking it down.

  • The Real Greg

    These guys can’t do anything easy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Coney talking about BABIP!! Also a .330 BABIP…talk about a need for regression.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    PUT AWAY THE VOODOO DOLL, CHEIN-MING WANG.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Call up Wang.

  • SDB

    I’d groan and whine about this, but right now I’m just hoping Cashman is looking up CMW’s number…

  • teddy

    pull him

    • The Real Greg

      For who? Warren who struggled in the first game? Nuno in a pressure situation?

      • Jim Ross

        BY GAWD, THAT’S CHEIN-MING WANG’S MUSIC THEY’RE PLAYING!

        • Ram Man

          Should be starting for the big league club. It’s a joke that he’s not.

  • Havok9120

    So this whole thing went to heck as soon as I stopped watching the game to go apartment hunting.

    Steady, men! FOR PRUSSIA!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      RAAAAARGH!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Back to the long man role you go.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I fucking hate the Astros. They’re like the Devil Rays of old. Terrible but always find a way to dink and dunk…

  • teddy

    get back soon mike.

  • The Real Greg

    Unbelievable. Phelps destroyed all the work the offense did.

  • Eddard

    They aren’t crushing him but he’s not locating as well as the 1st three innings. He needs to get out of this with no further damage.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I thought Nova was on the DL?

  • The Real Greg

    Didn’t play this way in Fenway did they? Nope just handed the Red Sox 4 straight wins.

    • Havok9120

      Oh, c’mon.

      • The Real Greg

        What? I’m serious. They did not play with any effort in Fenway and they come here and decide to turn on the jets.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Once again, solid proof of the plot run by the media, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball to make the Red Sox the pinnacle of baseball and the Yankees the bottom rung laughing stock.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That’s life, Greg.

    • Troll

      Or . . . The Yankees are actually a far worse team than the Red Sox . . . ? The Sox have this unparalleled ability to make any nobody carry a team for an extended period of time. Look at Nava’s friggin’ OBP, for god’s sake. Phelps can’t pitch more than once through a batting order. He’s a perfect long-man, though. The Astros did what any other team would’ve done to him . . .

      • Mickey Scheister

        Or…you’re a Troll and 95.5% of what you post is designed to draw the ire outta the kind RAB folks, which is fine, just know that Eddard is a far better Troll than you.

        • Troll

          Yeah, because, uhh, what I said was entirely untrue. Damn, you caught me, Mickey, you caught me. Now what do you say we go hand out the “scurvy fuck” award? Fact: As the Yankees are currently composed, the Red Sox are a superior team. Do you lack the objectivity necessary to see that? I don’t understand.

          • Mickey Scheister

            It’s good to know you pay attention to my posts, I’m sincerely flattered. A wise man told me don’t argue with fools because people from a distant cant tell who is who. All I’ll say is, the Yankees are NOT actually a far worse team than the Red Sox and citing a players OBP as a “unparalleled ability to make any nobody carry a team for an extended period of time” is borderline hilarious if I didn’t think you we’re being serious. Your logic is flawed. That is all.

  • Matt

    The Astros are disgrace to Major League Baseball. I hope this team ends up with the single season loss record.

    They give away 4 games in Fenway Park with a total lack of effort, and come in here to play like it is their World Series? These guys should be ashamed to call themselves professional ballplayers.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’d be really impressed if the Astros managed to win just 11 of their final 135 games.

    • heismanziel

      They are a disgrace to baseball because they aren’t laying down against the Yankees? That make sense. The amount of effort they play with doesn’t matter when you are hitting their batters.

      • Matt

        That is not what I’m saying. Try again.

        You are not a professional if you don’t put your best effort out there on the field every night. These players, who only play hard in Yankee Stadium, are a disgrace to baseball not because they won’t lay down for the Yankees, but because they lay down for anyone in the first place.

        • heismanziel

          Oh, So your stating that its a absolute fact that the astros didn’t put much effort into the red sox series? I guess they were getting rested up and focusing all their attention on the Yankees.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            FACT: Every time you get swept by another team, you were clearly laying down.

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

          The Astros didn’t roll over in Boston, get real. The Red Sox are just a better team, that’s all.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Or maybe they weren’t. Maybe they just won four in a row.

            • Troll

              They’re the better team. Right now, the Red Sox are the better team. There’s nothing fishy about it. It’s a simple case of the truth.

  • Ram Man

    They are gonna lose 2 of 3 to the Astros. Hahahahhaha. Meanwhile the Red Sox continue to steamroll the American League. Such a better run organization.

    • The Real Greg

      See what I mean. Now these people are coming out.

      • Dalek Jeter

        And why should we care about trolls? We ignore/deal with them on a daily basis. There is a regular poster who literally calls himself “The Troll” and he exists to attack regulars personally.

        • Troll

          Or just introverted, socially-handicapped schmucks like you . . . I don’t know. Maybe. It’s a theory that I’ve been developing.

          And, by the way, THEY CALL ME MISTER TROLL! Not, “The Troll”.

          • Dalek Jeter

            At least I’m not socially-handicapped to the point where I feel the need to lash out at complete strangers in a hostile fashion in a desperate plea for attention.

            • Troll

              Ok.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        NEGATIVE VIBE. SOON, THE MEDIA!!!!

    • Havok9120

      As the historical record clearly bears out.

      Wait, what?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Nuno should’ve gotten the nod tonight. Instead, Phelps is the disgrace of Prussia.

    • Havok9120

      I’ll sic the ghost of Frederich Wilhelm I on him. He’ll whip Phelps right into shape.

      • Mickey Scheister

        The bat is mightier than the ball. Or is it the ball is mightier than the bat? Oh FredWilley, if you could see us now!

        • Havok9120

          The Soldier King preferred the bayonet to either.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Lots of blame to go around here.

    Phelps, Nunez primary targets twice. Nix was a case of if he got it, it would be a great play..

    • Dalek Jeter

      My blame goes to Overbay, I know he just doubled…but a 3 pitch strike out after Bedard loaded the bases with walks? That was painful to watch.

      • The Real Greg

        Yes but still 4-0 against this type of offense should be solid.

        But Phelps instead of pitching with cunning and ingenuity let it get away.

        • Havok9120

          “Cunning and ingenuity?”

          Man.

          • The Real Greg

            Like Mike Mussina. He would have slightly changed speeds and location to keep the hitters off.

            • Havok9120

              I’ve got nothing to say to that besides that it’s nonsense. And you KNOW it’s nonsense. You watch enough baseball that there’s no way you couldn’t.

              Breathe.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              David Phelps wishes he was a pubic hair on Mike Mussina’s ballsack.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          What? Look, the Yanks blew some chances and the Stros –srprisingly–didn’t. How bout dat.

  • The Oberamtmann

    I get that Romine was only called up because Cervelli was injured. But shouldn’t we play him and support his development rather than let him rot? If he’s called up to be the backup, call up Wilson.

    • The Real Greg

      He played in the first game of this series. And looked overwhelmed.

    • Havok9120

      He’s been up, what, 4 days? And played one of the four? And Stewart is hot?

      Where’s the beef?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Aren’t you a little young for that commercial?

        • Havok9120

          I am. But I’ve still seen it.

        • Dalek Jeter

          He is, as am I, but thank god for the series I Love the 80s on VH1 a couple years ago.

      • The Oberamtmann

        Hey, Havoc, did you ever see my post comparing baseball teams to early modern states? I think you’d get a kick out of it, even if it’s outdated now.

  • The Real Greg

    I’ve seen this story way too many times. The Yankees score early and then completely stop while the other team catches up and wins.

  • Kramerica Industries

    When the hell did Daniel Nava become a slugger?

    • The Real Greg

      Its the magic touch with Boston prospects that the Yankees seem to be unable to match. Red Sox get a ton more out of their prospects.

      • Havok9120

        Hoo-lee crap.

        • The Real Greg

          Could be a case of the grass is greener… but they did develop their top starters.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Unlike your emotional development.

            • The Real Greg

              It’s not a deep emotional disappointment. It’s a disappointment of wasted time and wasted effort (for the players to score those 4 runs),

              • Havok9120

                It wasn’t wasted. The game is tied, not lost.

              • Get Phelps Up

                It’s not wasted effort.

                If they don’t score those runs, they are down 4-0.

                Please, even you are better than this.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You are impossible.

        • The Real Greg

          Hey, at least they were able to develop their own aces.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You’ve got about *this* much good will left with me tonight.

            • The Real Greg

              I was already thinking ahead to the rest of my night before this crap went down.

              To switch gears is very irritating and gets my craw.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Nava is 30 years old.

        Try again.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Uhhh….the Red Sox make prospects out of older guys other teams write off, making them extra special good!

      • Get Phelps Up

        Like JBJ?

        • Dalek Jeter

          Or Iglasias?

        • Havok9120

          Middlebrooks too. And Bard. And Buchholtz has been the pinnacle of reliability.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        You’re too much man. Just sit back and enjoy the choke, I mean game. Just kidding son.

  • heismanziel

    Please just keep this at 4-4. Still plenty of time for us to scratch out a few more runs.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can this whole Phelps start tonight just end already?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Let’s hope it just did.

  • Leg-End

    Did I just imagine that or was Jack Curry just grunting on air.

    • Dalek Jeter

      No he was…it was..illuminating.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Why the hell is Phelps still out there?

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t like Phelps starting this inning but the problem is who are they going to throw out there?

  • The Real Greg

    Astros have to remember that they are no longer in the NL.

  • Wheels

    They just should have moved the Brewers back to the AL, rather than moving the Astros.

  • heismanziel

    Nice job logan. Time to score some runs.

  • The Real Greg

    Knicks are 9:30 away from entering 04 Yankees territory.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Dude…how do you follow sports if you’re always one foot off the cliff?! 9:30 left in a basketball game is an eternity.

      • The Real Greg

        I’m actually more on the cliff in terms of this one. If the Knicks wanted to quash the possibility, they needed to do it tonight. Otherwise they have to go back to Boston for game 6 to force a game 7. Plus all the psychology begins to come into play.

    • vicki

      so it’s not just baseball that tortures you.

      • The Real Greg

        Actually I’m not tortured by this, I was just noting it.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Noonie never saw a pitch he didn’t like.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Has to be the shape of his head.

  • vicki

    wait. ben francisco homerun??

    glitch in the matrix.

    (i’m clearly late; and i’m ignoring the trolling portion of the evening.)

    • Havok9120

      Welcome Vicki.

      Help us lead the Game Thread to victory.

  • The Real Greg

    You could bring in Boesch to PH for Stewart. But Stewart is hot and Porter would probably bring Wright the lefty to face him

  • Dalek Jeter

    Michael Kay: “A good WHIP is 1 or under.”

    Just stop Michael. Under 1 is incredible. Like I don’t think any starter in the history of baseball had a WHIP under 1 for an entire season.

    • vicki

      mo.

      • Dalek Jeter

        starter Vicki. If somebody could be as good as Mo for 7 innings every 5 days…I would pay them literally all of the money.

        • vicki

          i see.

          i’ve got the vaudevillians tonight.

          pedro must’ve come close a few times.

    • Troll

      I torment you and you torment Michael Kay? Tsk tsk tsk. Let it go, son, let it go. He can’t hurt you anymore.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Yeah, a 1 WHIP is like being Mo for 200 innings. It doesn’t happen.

    • Havok9120

      At least he’s honestly asking Cone once he realizes he doesn’t know what he’s talking about about a stat. He seemed honestly curious.

    • Tom

      You have to back all the way to … 2011, when 3 starting pitchers were had a WHIP under 1

      • Tom

        were under 1 + had a WHIP under 1 = “were had a WHIP under 1″

        It’s a tremendous feat, but not undeard of – definitely warrants more than the “good” Kay gave it

      • Dalek Jeter

        Wait seriously? Wow, impressive.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I did not realize that.

    • Pat D

      It’s actually happened quite a few times.

      http://www.sporcle.com/games/j.....p-sub-1000

  • Havok9120

    I’ll take it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t get what Overbay was doing there. If he had just run through and gone for second then they probably go to second to get him and Ichiro is safe, or go right to first leaving Overbay safe at second because of how weakly the ball was hit.

    • Wheels

      Agreed.

    • Leg-End

      Wasn’t Overbay in position to be tagged if he ran though?

      • Havok9120

        Yes. The 2B had a good blocking position.

      • sangreal

        Yes, that’s all it was

  • The Real Greg

    I have never seen that play before.

  • Kramerica Industries

    How many fucking leadoff hitters have reached tonight for Houston? Has to be four innings in a row.

    • The Real Greg

      Actually only 2 innings in a row. Grossman struck out to lead off the top of the 5th.

      In total, 3 times in this game.

  • Camello Rodriguez

    F’ing Knicks

    • Dalek Jeter

      This series is going 7 I think.

      • The Real Greg

        I think Celtics win if it does go 7. Knicks will be in a total panic.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Wait, is game 6 AND 7 in Boston?

          • Camello Rodriguez

            No 2-2-1-1-1 format

            • Dalek Jeter

              wow…that is a terrible format.

          • The Real Greg

            No but the voices will be looming large from the media and from inside their heads. And the Knicks are not a psychologically tough team.

            Game 6 is in Boston. Game 7 is at the Garden.

            • Dalek Jeter

              Oh, if it goes 7 then, I’ll totally take the Knicks. They might even pull it out here.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Noonie smooth at ss

  • The Real Greg

    JR Smith is going to be roasted if Boston does win this series.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Greene is freaking unconscious right now.

      • The Real Greg

        But to say that if you were in Game 4, the Knicks would have won, and then go 0-10 in Game 5….

        • The Real Greg

          Correction, he is now 1-11

          • Dalek Jeter

            2-12 with two HUGE shots

  • Get Phelps Up

    Man, that Nats/Braves game did wonders for my fantasy team:
    Maholm: 8 innings, 2 runs
    Zimmermann: 8 innings, 0 runs
    MFIKY: save

    • Mickey Scheister

      I think the Braves were 9-0 or something crazy against the Nats this year prior to tonights game.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Cone called it

  • Karl Krawfid

    Campos 8 k’s in 3 innings.

    Niiice.

    • Mickey Scheister

      If he was a BoSox, he’d be doing it in the bigs NOW. Am I doing this right?

      • Havok9120

        And he’d have 9 K’s and never have gotten hurt at all.

        • Dalek Jeter

          And would’ve won the Cy Young, ROY, and MVP already.

          • Havok9120

            Naw. That kind of performance can only come from Melvin Croussett.

    • vicki

      oh my.

  • heismanziel

    Hopefully the pen is nails the next two innings. Lets get MO another save!

  • The Real Greg

    And they will go back to Boston for game 6

  • Dalek Jeter

    RE The Knicks: It’s really, really hard to win when your top two scorers go a combined 27% from the field.

  • Havok9120

    And DRob is limping.

    Great.

    • The Real Greg

      Was he?

      • Havok9120

        Yeah. Rolled his ankle or something.

        • Dalek Jeter

          He looked fine in the dugout after the inning…god please be okay D-Rob…because one more injury might be the one…

          • The Real Greg

            ….that causes Fred Sanford to collapse?

        • The Real Greg

          Yeah, this was before I saw the replay.

          Looked like he ran okay and he wasn’t noticeably limping in the dugout. Hopefully something that will just go away.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Thank god they’re off tomorrow. Hopefully a days rest will ensure he’s all hunky dory. PMAs, PMAs, PMAs…

  • Mickey Scheister

    The King of Prussia Mall award of the night goes to that scurvy fuck, The Troll! Way to make the game thread interesting with your playful banter! I’m sure outside of Internet forums, you’re probably a good guy.

    • Havok9120

      That seems somewhat unlikely. Good of you to be polite though.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, and outside the internet I’m an engaging social force…

  • Rolling Doughnut

    DRob stumbled?

  • Tom

    Off topic… but man do the Blue Jays look bad. Buerhle got rocked again tonight (3HR’s), Toronto gave up 5 HR’s overall.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      But they did beat the Sox yesterday.

      • Dalek Jeter

        And as we know, some people on this board think The RedSox are like the greatest organization in history.

        God the second half of that sentence was awful to type.

    • Mickey Scheister

      It’s not that the Blue Jays suck, it’s the SUPREME play of the 2013 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS the Boston Red Sox! Have you SEEN Nava’s OBP?!?!?!

      • Rolling Doughnut

        .289/.385/.500 OPS+ 136

        Will regress to the mean….

        • Mickey Scheister

          No doubt, I’m sure by then Middlebrooks, Iglesias, David Ross or the ESPN wet dream himself Jackie Bradley Jr will carry the team for an extended period of time, since the Sox have that unparalleled ability.

          *wanking motion*

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’m torn because I love how they’ve crashed and burned after winning the World Series in December, but I am also ready for the Red Sox to slow down a bit.

      • Tom

        Kind of win-win… either the Yankees have a chance to pick up ground, or all the Blue Jay bandwagoners can explain how it is still early.

  • Havok9120

    Beat the pitchout and everything.

    Love it.

  • warren

    Gardner isnt wearing the hand brace and still gets a SB on a pitchout

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gardner gives zero fucks how many times you throw over or pitch out. Your 2nd base is his 2nd base. All of your base are belong to him. HA HA HA

    • Havok9120

      You are on the path to DESTRUCTION.

  • The Real Greg

    Why are you trying to bunt 3-1, Nunez?

  • Winter

    How much fun would it be to see Gardner steal third?

    • The Real Greg

      There you go.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It turns out quite a lot of fun. :D

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Lots. You called it sir.

    • Havok9120

      As much fun as the Prussians had at Sedan, apparently.

      • Winter

        Minus 9,000 casualties.

        • Havok9120

          True. That just made it more fun for them though. Have to show you worked for the win. Psychological thing. Greg knows all about this.

  • Havok9120

    Squeeze? What say you folks?

    • The Real Greg

      Interesting possibility.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Why not? I mean we’ve probably got a mid-90s win expectancy…

      • Winter

        91%, actually.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Where’d you find that?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yes

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Why didn’t they squeeze? Strange

  • The Real Greg

    Now they could bat Corban Joseph, a lefty here.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Who would play 3rd then?

      • The Real Greg

        True, nevermind.

      • Havok9120

        Joseph, theoretically. I’m glad they didn’t do it though.

  • Winter
  • Mickey Scheister

    My alter ego, Lyle Overbay’s Herpes, is waiting for the best moment to yell …Herpes!

    I…err HE forgot after his triple.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So many missed chances. What an awful game this has been.

    • Mickey Scheister

      As long as Mo records a save, it’s all good in my book!

    • your mom

      What do u expect with all the crap players we have in the line-up?

  • The Real Greg

    CAUGHT!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice play Robbie!!!

  • Wheels

    That was awesome.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Cano saves the day.

  • Havok9120

    Wooooowwww.

    That was a heck of a play.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fuck yes, Robbie.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Nice play by Cano.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Robbie gets this save

  • Mickey Scheister

    Yay Robbie!

  • Get Phelps Up

    And in the end…It’s another series win.

    • Havok9120

      Darn right.

      All in the name of Prussia.

  • Havok9120

    That was a fantastic outing.

    I very much enjoyed this game.

  • toad

    Rivera really does have superhuman powers.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Better be better when the A’s get here.

  • SDB

    My man-crush on Mo gets increasingly out of hand with each save like this.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Two saves, two days and what 10 pitches?! Ha! The ageless wonder! We’ll freakin miss you after 2013 Mo!

    • Wheels

      There is no reason he should retire yet.

  • your mom

    Yay, series win. Astros played us tough. Kinda embarassing.

    • Havok9120

      It’s not like they were 0- for coming into the series. lol

      • Govin

        Ya and remember the team that last swept them is really good aka the 2013 world series champions.

  • Johnnyb93

    “The Boston Red Sox can have the best record in baseball in the first month because of pure randomness.”-The Captain’s Log at Grantland http://www.grantland.com/blog/.....d-champion

  • The Real Greg

    Chris Nelson to the Yankees. Cervelli going to 60 days.

  • fabricio

    guys breaking news we acquired chris nelson for cash considerations and cervelli was put on the 60 day dl mike you got your wish lol

    • Govin

      I honestly thought someone else would go for him. I wonder if there is going to be any competition between Chris and Nix when Youk comes back, since they both can fulfill the same role.

  • JRod

    That was a sludgefest but we won the series. The ‘Stros are like a collapsing star, which exerts immense gravitational pull. Their only hope to win the occasional game is to try to drag the other team down to their own uncanny level of abject suckitude. This can also cause weird effects in the space-time continuum, such as yesterday’s 9-inning game which took some 8 hours and 35 minutes to complete. But anyway, survive and advance, up with Prussia & all that. I’m going to need the off day.

    • vicki

      ietc.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Prussia triumphs over all evil.