Game 32: Another Wet One

Wednesday Night Open Thread
Greene strikes out 12 in Tampa win
(Doug Pensinger/Getty)
(Doug Pensinger/Getty)

The Yankees and Rockies played through some sloppy conditions last night, mostly scattered showers with the occasional flash of lightning mixed in. Tonight’s forecast calls for more of the same, except the chances of precipitation are higher. That doesn’t mean they won’t play, just that it’ll be another messy game. Maybe even a delay or two. They could always play a doubleheader tomorrow, but that would not be ideal. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Juan Nicasio…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. LF Vernon Wells
  4. 1B Lyle Overbay
  5. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  6. SS Jayson Nix
  7. 3B Chris Nelson
  8. SP David Phelps
  9. C Austin Romine

Yes, the pitcher is batting eighth. Maybe Joe Girardi knows they’re going to get rained out and is just screwing around with us*. Either way, the game is scheduled to start at 8:40pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

* There’s actually been quite a bit of research done that shows batting the pitcher eighth is a good idea because the nine-hole hitter acts as a second leadoff man. As with all lineup stuff though, it’s a good idea over the course of 162 games. One individual game is another matter entirely.

Eduardo Nunez Update: Nunez (ribcage) played catch today and is available tonight as a pinch-runner, but nothing more. Hopefully he can hit tomorrow and get back into the lineup, because having no backup infielder kinda stinks.

Ivan Nova Update: Nova (triceps) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 4+ innings of work during an Extended Spring Training game today. He felt fine physically, but they’re going to wait to see how he feels tomorrow before penciling him in for Monday’s doubleheader.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread
Greene strikes out 12 in Tampa win
  • nycsportzfan

    Come on grandy, get back soon! We need ya! This lineup looks meh, yet again.. We need to start getting people back, with Vernon Wells coming back to earth…

    Anyone know when Youkilis is due to come off the DL?

  • Mickey Scheister

    I wanna see CC bat fifth tomorrow!

    • trr

      LOL – you might!

  • Athenian

    I am here in Denver. Better hope they play tonight because tomorrow is supposed to be worse. But look at the bright side, all that lost concessions revenue for the Rockies!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      WHERE’S THE STUDY?!?!?!?!

  • nycsportzfan

    It would be Nice if Phelpsy could spin a gem for us tonight.. We need a big game from the former Fightin Irish pitcher..

  • Govin

    In the first two innings of the Boston Minnasota game both teams combined have scored seventeen runs. Seventeen runs!!! sorry had to say it again.

  • Eddard

    I suspected Romine would only catch Phelps, I just didn’t think Phelps would hit ahead of him in the lineup. I don’t think the other pitchers like throwing to Romine and Girardi has to keep his veterans placated.

    I think they can win this one. Phelps will surprise and the offense will rebound against the righty.

  • Kanes giant pen

    I hopes they play for yesterday was my dreem come true day. If was only to times we had it. I forget how much it cost for the reel things to pappen.

  • jjyank

    Not catching the game tonight. New job, long day, and another one tomorrow. Late starts suck for that.

    Anyway, my one contribution is this: Am I the only one that doesn’t give a shit that Phelps is batting ahead of Romine? I doubt it means shit, and maybe Girardi would rather have Romine and Gardner bat in succession rather than Nelson and Romine. It’s not really that crazy.

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

    As with all lineup stuff though, it’s a good idea over the course of 162 games. One individual game is another matter entirely.

    I’m not sure what you mean by this at all. All it seems like to me is that you’re saying that the ideal lineup should only be made some of the time.

    Or maybe you mean each case should be judged individually, in which case since we have a pitcher in the lineup this seems to be as good a time as any to try this.

    What else could you mean? That the change is so minimal it doesn’t matter anyway? In which case, why are we commenting on it at all?

    Sorry Mike, but it looks to me like you just wanted an excuse to gripe.

    • Winter

      An “optimal” lineup will only cause a noticeable change over the course of a long period of time. Jayson Nix could go 3-4 on any given day and Brett Gardner could go 0-5. That particular day, it would have been better to bat Nix leadoff instead of Gardner. But, over the course of the season, batting Gardner first is better.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Most data about line ups, such as your best hitter should bat 2nd or 4th, only play themselves out over scores or even 100s of games because they’re measured in runs and wins, so you need a large sample size.

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

        So why do we care anyway? What are we complaining about?

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

      Not at all. The benefits of every lineup analysis are realized over a full season. Anything can happen in one game. The nine place hitter could reach base four times or he could reach base zero. It’s one game.

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

        So what on Earth is the problem, then?

        • Strawberry

          Nothing. He’s just making a comment…kind of the whole point of this website.

          Relax.

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

            Yeah, I’m a frothing maniac right now…

            On a separate note, Phelps does not look good tonight.

  • Mickey Scheister

    C’mon Cano! You can do it!

  • Bo Knows

    have you all heard about Halladay?

    His shoulder is a straight up wreck, frayed labrum, frayed rotator cuff and bone spurs in the shoulder.

  • trr

    It’s not crazy at all. I think LaRussa used to do it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    THE BRONX IS A-VERNON!!!

  • Winter

    Dat mountain air.

  • Eddard

    He’s back! Just when they buried him earlier today for slumping.

  • vicki

    rumors of his demise, and all.

  • Get Phelps Up

    He read your post this morning Mike.

  • Wheels

    Crack!

  • nycsportzfan

    Wellsy! Boy we needed that tater tot!

  • Slu

    Mike, write more articles about guys in slumps please!

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    That’s m’boy, lmao.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Phelps,we need ya tonight..

  • Hall and Nokes

    Whoa, how do the Yankees have all those runs?

  • nycsportzfan

    Could this be a audition possibly for trade down line with Rocks for a bat?

  • vicki

    awww, damn, loverbay.

  • nycsportzfan

    overbays a beast..

  • Mickey Scheister

    Phelps might struggle tonight, especially if the strike zone holds tonight.

  • nycsportzfan

    OVERBAY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vicki

    clinic.

  • Wheels

    Mark who?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice defense that inning from Loverbay.

  • Mickey Scheister

    #herpes

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, what a surprise, Nix strikes out looking..

  • fabricio

    oh for fucks sake nelson sucks soooo much!!!! call up musty he’s our version of Cespedes

    • MannyGeee

      Or he’s our version of Shelly Duncan?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Even if he is Smash 2.0, he’d be useful for a week or two, until his inability to hit any sort of breaking ball is found out.

        • MannyGeee

          Yeah…. That said, I thought we figured that out over the spring?

    • Pat D

      I am going to do my best to remember this comment once “Musty” is up and is hitting .200 or so.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Phelps, we need more then a inning of scoreless pitching here.. Now in 3-1 hole on Helton.. Better be careful!

    • fabricio

      annnnnnndddd its gone

      • nycsportzfan

        Helton was licking his chops facing Phelps in 3-1 count..

        • MannyGeee

          Yeah he was…. He knew Phelps was throwing it before Phelps did. He plowed that ball.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Romine!! Back to the pine with you!

  • nycsportzfan

    Jesus Christ! Throw strikes, asshole!

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Crap.

  • MannyGeee

    I had a feeling tonight was gonna be a slugfest.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, that’s not cool.

    I stepped aside for a minute, see the situation as 3-1 with a runner on 2B, mutter “this isn’t going to be fun” and, then, boom.

    • nycsportzfan

      U damn mutter mouth u!!!!

  • trr

    dang

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Old Man Riverrrrrr.

    Helton’d

  • MannyGeee

    Joe Mauer hit his 2nd double of the night. Talk about a football game over there in Fenway, man…

    • MannyGeee

      And Plouthy just plated Mauer. Doubting is getting his clock cleaned right now.

      • MannyGeee

        Doubrount….

  • MannyGeee

    And in other news, Houston is up by three against the other off season winners of Anaheim.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Austin, time to earn ur stripes!

  • trr

    c’mon!

  • D$1184

    Lyle Overbay in 2013 hitting 4th in the Yankee lineup = I’m going to start drinking.

    • D$1184

      Actually, Lyle Overbay hitting 4th in the Yankee line-up any year is a bad sign. He was never a clean-up type hitter. In his best years, he would have been a good #2 hitter–line-drive hitter, not a lot of power but didn’t strike out much. Very good contact hitter.

  • MannyGeee

    Carlton Fisk was just on NESN during the slugfest, and he was telling some of the old Sox Yanks stories from the old days. Wow man, from the players perspective those days were some shit.

  • Dalek Jeter

    At least they’re hitting the ball hard.

  • fabricio

    why must they swing first pitch ughhhhh

  • nycsportzfan

    2runs in 12innings and counting..

  • nycsportzfan

    We should of played CC at 3rd and hit him 5th tonight..lol

  • nycsportzfan

    New York Rangers take 3-2 lead on Caps in 3rd period for anyone who cares…

    • nycsportzfan

      make it 4-2 rangers

  • Dalek Jeter

    Answer isn’t Murderer’s Row, believe it or not, only 2 guys had more than 20 homers on that team.

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

      Heh, bet you can’t guess which two. ;-)

  • nycsportzfan

    Yankees Offense= Snooze Fest

  • nycsportzfan

    Jesus, freaking get some hits for the love of god! Ur facing Juan Nicasio for Fuggs sake!

  • Wheels

    Coors Field is a nice looking ballpark.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Heh, Phelpsie is swinging like a hitter!!

  • Winter

    Phelps’s strikeout looked better than Romine’s. No wonder he’s hitting 8th.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Honestly, Phelps hasn’t looked that bad apart from Helton’s homer.

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

      No, and I’m pretty surprised. He was getting hit hard those first couple of innings.

  • nycsportzfan

    PHelps is doing well, not that it matters, as we can’t get a hit let alone another run…

  • nycsportzfan

    Our offense right now is worse then the 1990 yanks.. That was one of the worst offenses i’d ever seen, but this ones worse…

    • Winter

      This “worst offense you’ve ever seen” has an OPS .018 above league average and his hit the third most homers in the league.

      • Winter

        *has hit. And it’s .017 points, not .018–my bad.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Shush with your numbers!! It feels like the worst and therefore is!

        • nycsportzfan

          Ya, let me know where were at in another couple wk’s..

      • WhittakerWalt

        Pay attention to the words “right now.”

    • Get Phelps Up

      1990 Yanks: 86 OPS+
      2013 Yanks: 102 OPS+

      I sense major confirmation bias.

  • Wheels

    Cano had cooled off.

    • Winter

      Over the last 15 games Cano has hit .311 with an OPS of .885 and 3 HR.

      Over the last 7 games Cano has hit .310 with an OPS of .816 and 1 HR.

      • vicki

        who’s next? winter’s taking all comers.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Again with your numbers, and your data. All we need here is our Anecdotal evidence.

      • nycsportzfan

        Let me clarify for you.. I’m talking about the last couple wk’s, not the unexpected, and above and beyond start.. I’m talking about this lineup now, the one without Youk,and without Cervelli..

  • YankeeDave

    To make things worse, the Rockies pitcher is named “Outman”. So far is living up to his name.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Overbay, one time!!!!!!!!!!! I know u have had to come up big to many times all ready, but we need u again!

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

    These past couple of games have been tremendously boring.

  • nycsportzfan

    And overbay strikes out.. Lets face the facts, this is a inevitable loss.. I’ve never seen a team have so freaking little on there team, and not have one single righty u can pinch hit for…

    These loss’s are starting to pile up…

    • Winter

      The Yankees have a 41.3% chance of winning this game. I wouldn’t call that inevitable.

      • nycsportzfan

        Lets just say i have little faith, hows that?

        • vicki

          no shit. but do you have to be so shrill about it?

          • nycsportzfan

            I’m just trying some reverse phycology.. Hoping my pesicism brings something from the baseball gods…

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I hope they teach you how to spell like a grown adult as well.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I would rather watch my parents have sex than watch Overbay vs. a tough lefty.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’d rather watch your parents have sex too.

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

        This might be the best comment ever made on this site.

        • Winter

          We were all thinking it. Or at least thinking about it.

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

      Wow, I’m a Yankees fan as anyone, but…really? Perspective, man. Perspective.

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

        *as big a

      • WhittakerWalt

        Oh, relax.

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

          As Mom gasps in next room

          • WhittakerWalt

            My mom’s a babe.

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

              This conversation just got creepier…which is saying a lot.

              • Dalek Jeter

                You’d fit in very well in the House of Lannister or Targaryen.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  This was obviously meant for WhittakerWalt, which reminds me of White Walkers.

            • nycsportzfan

              i’ve had better..

  • WhittakerWalt

    Haha, I remember how yesterday I said that anyone here could figure out the intricacies of the double switch.
    Well, John Sterling can’t figure it out.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Well that’s John Sterling.

      • ROBTEN

        YCPJS?

      • WhittakerWalt

        It’s funny because even as he was describing the lineup changes I could tell right away it was a double switch. He was totally stumped. I assume someone told him what’s what between innings.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow. Phelpsy just schooled CarGo.

  • Dan in Athens

    I am morbidly curious as to what you would rather watch than a Ben Fransisco at bat.

  • Pinkie Pie

    This David Phelps guy, he’s got moxie.

  • Wheels

    6 hits in this entire game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ichiro is straight flying open again. He did not stand a chance in that AB.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Chris Nelson!!!

  • SDB

    Boesch on the bench, and they call up Ben Francisco to PH??

    • Winter

      something something lefty binder

    • Dalek Jeter

      Boesch can’t hit LHP for shit. I would really like to see Hafner here though…

      • ROBTEN

        Francisco vs LHP: .107/.265/.214 (2013) .245/.326/.403 (Career)

        Boesch vs LHP: .273/.333/.364 (2013) .285/.347/.418 (Career)

    • ROBTEN

      Perhaps they need to put the binder in the humidor?

  • Dan in Athens

    Eat a dick BF.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Woah is Francisco slow.

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

    Right, I’ve reached “Stop watching the game and check here for updates” point.

  • Pinkie Pie

    I don’t like Ben Francisco very much at all. And no, Im not giving him credit for hitting that ball hard.

    • trr

      guy’s got no game at all, can’t hit, catch the ball or run Why’s he here again?

      • Pinkie Pie

        Clubhouse presence???

  • Get Phelps Up

    Only a week until Grandy’s back!

  • teddy

    so yanks lose their starter and get nothing to show for because giradri thinks he what

    • Get Phelps Up

      Pinch hitting there wasn’t the wrong move. Not using Pronk was.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yeah, this.

  • Kramerica Industries

    They have only scored runs in one inning out of 16 in this series.

    This offense, is offensive.

  • Pat D

    Don’t you fucking look at me!!!!

  • trr

    it’s…..not good

  • Kramerica Industries

    #untuck

    oops, wrong team.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow, Preston got through the inning huh? I completely blanked lol.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The beastliness of Preston Claiborne has caught me off-guard.

    Also, contrary to popular belief, Austin Romine is actually capable of playing the catcher position.

    I heard something about Chris Nelson actually reaching base. Can’t be true.

    Some fucking runs would be wonderful here.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Also, contrary to popular belief, Austin Romine is actually capable of playing the catcher position.

      Super double untrue! He made Phelps give up a 2 run homer!!! Remember how good Phelps looked throwing to Stewy?! Not his start against the Astros, the other game where he came in out fo the pen. That game against the Astros Phelpsy was just flat. Tonight was clearly Lettuce man’s fault!!!

    • Pinkie Pie

      Nelson hit single to right-center that was turned into a 3-bagger thanks to some faulty glovework on the part of Dexter Fowler.

      And it appears as if this offense is incapable of doing anything but going down in order.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This 2-1 pitch is for Prussia.

  • Wheels

    Yeah, Cano hasn’t cooled off.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Where’s Tulo been this series?

    • Winter

      He’s been hurt, but apparently he’s healthy enough to pinch hit.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Wait…that would make me think that 1 AB wouldn’t cause catastrophic injury to a hurt guy…Joe G has convinced me that this is completely untrue, and if a guy feels a little tweak he can’t even stand, let alone swing a bat.

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

          To be fair, this is the Yankees. Every other twinge is a torn fucking labrum or some such shit. I’d be ultra-paranoid too.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Very true.

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

    I’m thinking this is the inning that Colorado breaks through. I feel really badly about Robertson coming back for the first time after a long break during a tie game in the eighth inning.

  • Winter

    This… seems kinda bad.

  • Dan in Athens

    Guess calling the curve is not in the playbook for the rest of the inning

  • Pat D

    Let’s hit the fuckin’ road! We’re giving our neighbor a joy ride!

  • darren

    Whatever marginal benefit Girardi thinks he’s getting by batting Iceberg 9t is outweighed by the loss of confidence that results from that kind of F YOU.

    • Winter

      You really think he cares?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You don’t think much of Austin Romine, do you?

    • JRod

      True enough. If I were Romaine I wouldn’t have even bothered dressing for the game.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You always want to use at least a little dressing. A nice ranch?

        • JRod

          Caesar would be more appropriate for our new franchise backstop.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Considering everything that happened on that play that was a damn nice throw by Romine, almost Jose Molina like.

    • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

      Agreed. He looks pretty decent behind the plate, SSS and all. Hoping he can pry just a tad more playing time from The Mighty Stewart. Sitting so much can’t help his timing at the plate.

  • BigBlueAL

    Why take Claiborne out?? Not 2nd guessing bringing in DRob because he is clearly the better option but in a tie game with extra innings possibly looming why not leave Claiborne in especially after the easy inning he had?? Seems like an unnecessary move to me.

    • Pat D

      DRob is the 8th Inning Guy (TM).

      Duuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  • Pat D

    Candy-colored clown…candy-colored clown…

  • Winter

    “A little afternoon delight coming at you tomorrow”

    …?_?

  • Wheels

    We’re in business

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Things are looking up here.

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

    Fuck Wells, don’t scare me with stupid shit like that.

  • Pat D

    Henson dropped the ball! Henson dropped the ball!

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Can’t get much luckier than that.

  • Dan in Athens

    That’s an E6 right?

  • BigBlueAL

    Huge break, lets take advantage.

  • Winter

    It was a ball in the dirt, but it’s a hit+run, you gotta swing.

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

    Oh great. Now Colorado has set up the triple play.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Bunt Ichi! Then pinch hit! Then somehow make an infield!!

    • Winter

      Cano to SS, Romine to 2B, Cervelli in at C.

      • Winter

        Obviously I mean Stewart, not Cervelli.

  • Dan in Athens

    Now Ichiro bunt, then an IBB, then a double play, then me slamming my dick in the car door.

    • Dan in Athens

      Part one done, car door open for part 4.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We all hope you don’t take that drastic final step.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Speak for yourself! Video tape it man!!

      • Dan in Athens

        And there is part 2…

    • Pinkie Pie

      1. check
      2. check
      3. pending
      4. don’t do it, man!

      • Dan in Athens

        My penis lives!!!!

  • teddy

    the yanks can’t evn pinch hit for nix right

    • Dan in Athens

      No on Nix, but yes on Nelson. Stewart could fake 3rd.

      • Dan in Athens

        Like this.

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

    Fuck you, Ichiro.

    Buck Funts.

    Terrible idea.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’m fairly sure that was Girardi’s call.

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

        True. Fuck you, Girardi.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Lets see a professional baseball player here…

  • Pinkie Pie

    Earl Weaver just rolled in his grave.

  • teddy

    somebody should be fired over this

    • Robinson Tilapia

      giradri say you fired

  • Winter

    “Do not have to pitch to Nix”

    Yeah, but why wouldn’t you want to.

  • Havok9120

    FOR PRUSSIA, DAMMIT.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nix walks. Dan in Athens’s penis’s days appear numbered.

  • Wheels

    Oh thank god

  • Get Phelps Up

    So I guess Nunie is healthy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    C’mon PRONK!!!!

    totally the right move by Joe here, play to win and figure out the rest later!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Kill them all Pronk.

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

    The reaction of RAB if they don’t score here will be epic.

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

      Wow, that wasn’t predictable.

      BUCK FUNTS.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fuckin Nix at first he’s like “This is the first time I’ve been IBB’d in my life!!”

    • Pat D

      6 previous times, not since 2011.

      • Dalek Jeter

        You’re kidding?!?!

        • Pat D

          BRef, man.

  • BigBlueAL

    I believe the Rockies broadcast said Nix was once a 1st round pick of the Rockies??

    • Ethan

      Courtesy of Baseball Reference:

      Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (44th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft.

    • Pat D

      44th and final pick of the 1st sandwich round in 2001. Compensation for them not signing their 2000 1st round pick.

    • Winter

      Sandwich pick between 1st and 2nd rounds in 2008. 44th overall.

      • Winter

        Sorry, 2001. Debuted in 2008.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Oh man…

  • OldYanksFan

    FUCK!

  • Wheels

    Fuck me

  • Dalek Jeter

    Boesch, it’s True Yankee ™ time.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Yeah they’re going to waste this opportunity aren’t they?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dan’s penis is technically safe now?

    • Dan in Athens

      Boesch saves my penis!!!

    • Pinkie Pie

      Indubitably.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    Calling the bases clearing double.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Shit, I’ll take what we got. Mo time.

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        Lol, looked like a bad call though.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’ll take that too.

          • Deathstroke Heathcott

            With any other closer in our bullpen I would’ve been furious we only got 1 run in the inning but I was oddly relieved that we got the 1.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    SAFE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Boesch! Can’t wait to see this bastardization of an infield.

  • teddy

    can’t blame giardri on that k

    whoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF was that???

  • Get Phelps Up

    Woah…

  • Hans Moleman

    Nice.

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

    Wow. Hell of a sequence. I just gave an epic fistpump, then dropped my jaw in disbelief when Nix was thrown out.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Fuck you Nix, you suck.

    But, BOOYEAH Yankees take the lead!

  • Dalek Jeter

    BRENNAN BOESCH!!!! I hope your ankles aren’t broken…

    Also….Jayson Nix just stop being on this team please…

  • SeventhAce

    Like a Boesch?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Rutledge-CarGo-Cuddyer

    Won’t be the easiest, but I have all the faith in Mo.

  • Winter

    Here’s hoping Mo can strike out the side, I don’t want to see any ground balls.

  • Pat D

    Candy-colored clown they call The Sandman…

  • Wheels

    Still should have gotten more than a run outta that.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dick alert:

    1) Dan is safe.
    2) Jon Niese is 2-3 with 4.66 ERA.

  • BigBlueAL

    Feinsand tweeting Wells at 3b!!

  • TinePar

    Bert Macklin comes through big!

    • Pat D

      Macklin, you son of a bitch.

  • http://www.ProjectNeoX.com ProjectNeo

    Pretty epic slide there by Boesch, but really WTF was Nix thinking…

    Im now curious to see the defensive alignment, should be interesting.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Heh, Wells is the emergency 3rd baseman? I thought it would be Stewart.

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

    Seriously though, I want to see the slow-mo. I have no clue if he was safe or not.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Slow mo on the Rox broadcast showed him to be out by like a millimeter.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    And this is why the 25-man roster needs some tweaking. You’ve got Vernon Wells at third in the bottom of the ninth with a one-run lead.

  • nsalem

    Shades of Sheffield

  • Dan in Athens

    Uh, why isn’t Stewie or Romine playing 3rd?

  • Pinkie Pie

    Wells at 3rd. God forbid someone hits a hot smash to third…

    • Winter

      Or even a slow dribbler. No way Wells could make that play.

    • Pinkie Pie

      I take it back.

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

    Not that that was a difficult play, but I always feel very confident when a ball is hit to CF thanks to Gardy out there.

    • BigBlueAL

      As soon as the ball was hit I was like “Oh shit” but Gardner was there in no time.

  • nsalem

    great matchup here

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Haha Wells!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    VERNON WELLS IZ A THIRD BASEMAN!

    • Pinkie Pie

      He’s a STAHTING third basemen.

      • Rainbow Dash

        Damn right.

        • Pinkie Pie

          ……….your screen name………I like it

          • fluttershy

            me too!

  • BigBlueAL

    Wells to 3B until Youk returns!!

  • Pat D

    Wells makes it look easy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Slick play by Wells there.

    Also, wow Colorado fans are really into this game! I like it.

  • Dan6767

    Please someone gif the mascot behind the plate raising his hands after every strike by Mo. He also is making sure hes eye level with the plate on the delivery.

  • OldYanksFan

    Mo’s pitches don’t have as much movement as last year.

    • nsalem

      really? didn’t pitch to much last year

  • Pat D

    Oh, by the way, nice move by the Rockies to donate to Mo’s foundation.

    Meanwhile, I don’t care what the Royals might do. Their fans can go fuck themselves after last year’s Home Run Derby.

    • BOESCH!!!!!! & …nix

      what did they do?

  • BigBlueAL

    No replay in Rockies broadcast, Cano shouldve made the play though no??

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

      No, he had no shot at that one.

      • BigBlueAL

        Couldnt tell if it went under his glove or it was out of his reach since like I said no replay was shown.

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

    Lovely. With the way the last couple of games have been going I wouldn’t be shocked if a HR was hit right here.

    Of course, I expect Mo to get the out. Since he’s Mo.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s a satisfying win!!

  • Dan’s Penis in Athens

    This is the best win of the year!

  • Wheels

    Right on

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

    Annnnnnnnd breathe.

    Boy, was that game like slogging through mud.

  • OldYanksFan

    POTG for Phelpsie!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    12 for 12. GOAT.

    Nice little win. Nice pitching all around. A third run on pure hustle. I like.

  • Get Phelps Up

    A win is a win is a win.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wells should start at 3B tomorrow.

  • vicki

    that was fucking brilliant.

  • Preston

    I hope Mike writes a post about how Wells is slumping every day. He was a star tonight.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      With the bat and with the (infield) glove.

  • Pat D

    The candy-colored clown they call The Sandman sent those fuckers straight to hell!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    That was a really, really tough W to get.

    Whew.

  • Winter

    Wells seems like a nice guy.

    • Wheels

      Yeah

  • Pinkie Pie

    Jolly good show, lads.

    Now I can finally get some desperately needed sleep.

  • D$1184

    Switched over to Jon Stewart and missed the end of the game. I understand they needed to do something unconventional with the infield but was there a reason Girardi put Stewart in to catch the ninth? How hard is it to call pitches for Mo, a guy who has maybe 2 and has pin-point accuracy?