May
09

Game 33: Leaving Coors

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I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised the Yankees have only allowed four runs through the first two games of this series. It helps that Troy Tulowitzki has been out with a nagging injury, but four runs in 17 defensive innings is pretty damn awesome for Coors Field. Now that I’ve sufficiently jinxed things, here is the lineup that will face left-hander Jeff Francis this afternoon…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Jayson Nix
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. RF Ben Francisco
  6. 3B Chris Nelson
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. C Chris Stewart
  9. SP CC Sabathia

The forecast says it will be another rainy game, maybe even to the point of a delay. I really hope that’s not the case. The game is scheduled to start at 3:10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Eduardo Nunez Update: Nunez (ribcage) won’t hit until tomorrow, but he went through some fielding drills and is available in an emergency.

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291 Comments»

  1. trr says:

    would LOVE to leave here winning 2/3.
    with this line-up, it’s all on you CC!

  2. gageagainstthemachine says:

    No 8th/9th catcher/pitcher line-up switch today?!? You’ll swap Romine and Phelps but not CC and Stewart?! C’mon Girardi! CC is clearly a better hitter than Stewart!

    /half-kidding

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

      The idea behind that move was to have the better hitter bat ninth. He’s clearly employing the same strategy today.

  3. trr says:

    The unique double 3B of today’s lineup is an ireresting wrinkle!

  4. trr says:

    *interesting

  5. Jim Is Bored says:

    I know our lineup is not what it used to be, but holy shit is this a bad lineup right now.

    • FachoinaNYY says:

      Considering how decimated we have been we really have overachieved.

      • Jim Is Bored says:

        Oh for sure.

        I just never imagined I’d see Ben Francisco, Chris Stewart, Lyle Overbay, Jayson Nix, and Chris Nelson in the same lineup on the Yankees. At least not unless it were a getaway game in late september with a 10 game division lead.

  6. WhittakerWalt says:

    “Nunez (ribcage) won’t hit until tomorrow…”

    I wasn’t aware that he’d started hitting yet this season.
    Too easy, I know.

  7. FachoinaNYY says:

    Any word on a start time?

  8. forensic says:

    Why pull Austin Romine in favor of Chris Stewart last night? “It’s a situation where Stew is used to Mo,” Girardi said. “It’s a one-run game, and I just felt like Stew’s the best thrower that we have, so I thought we’d put him in there. … It’s not something I want to do every time, but in that situation, I just thought I’d do it.”

    So absurd, far from the end of the world, but still what a pointless thing. It must be really tough to say, “Hey Mo, throw a cutter here, ok”. But of course, he’s the best thrower, so of course when someone breaks for 2nd they don’t even bother throwing down.

    Brilliant…

    • Jim Is Bored says:

      I actually have no problem with that move to begin with. Stewart could very well be a better defensive catcher.

      But yeah, how it ended up playing out just made it seem silly.

      • forensic says:

        He could be, but again (like you said), it’s silly since they then didn’t throw down. Also, it’s not like Mo is some wild pitcher where there will be pitch after pitch in the dirt that will need to be blocked.

        It also took away your last position player should someone have gotten hurt during that inning.

        And he says he’s not going to do it every time, but if you never let Romine catch him, it’s not like he’s ever going to learn how to catch him. Plus, it’s not like Mo ever pitches in games that are that much out of reach (especially considering how often Romine is catching in the first place), so every game he’s in will be close and a tough situation.

    • Winter says:

      Hey, it’s a tough decision whether to call for the cutter in on the hands or the cutter away. Gotta have a veteran in there.

  9. WhittakerWalt says:

    Nix works a walk. Cue fanfare.

  10. forensic says:

    Geez Cano. Walks are allowed in this game…

  11. Pat D says:

    Latest update to Jeter’s diary:

    http://www.grantland.com/blog/.....n-baseball

  12. JonS says:

    It’s weird not hearing singleton or Kay do the game.

  13. SDB says:

    Nix scores! I think Ma and Pa need a new box of tissues.

  14. forensic says:

    Nice to see some more contribution from Wells. They desperately need it at this point.

    Especially with their 5 pitchers coming up next…

  15. Jim Is Bored says:

    Vernon!

  16. MannyGeee says:

    Cashman fai….. oh

  17. SDB says:

    “We sound like a broken record.”

    Truer words were never spoken by John Sterling.

  18. MannyGeee says:

    Ben Francisco sitting on 399 hits. Fun fact

  19. dkidd says:

    two questions:

    are the indians for real?

    is jason giambi a hall of gamer?

    • Pat D says:

      First question, still early.

      Second question, hell no. STEROIDS.

    • JonS says:

      1. Way too early.
      2. No, because (a) Steroids, (b) He played 1B and wasn’t really good at it.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Not enough counting stats.
      Steroids.
      Basically a DH who played first. If you’re only a DH your numbers need to be truly extraordinary. Of course, Jim Rice has screwed up this metric forevermore.

      • Pat D says:

        Jim Rice was teh mozt feard hittr!!!!

        Opposing managers thought about intentionally walking him with the bases loaded, even though they never actually did it.

    • MannyGeee says:

      I say a double no

  20. Jim Is Bored says:

    Well all we need now is a shutout from CC and we’re golden.

  21. dkidd says:

    hall of gamer

    edit button!!!

  22. trr says:

    Cano’s stopped hitting

  23. WhittakerWalt says:

    I have to remind myself not to watch CC in the first inning.

  24. Brian S. says:

    I hate Ben Francisco

  25. Anderson Silva says:

    Robbie slumping hard. We need him back ASAP.

  26. WhittakerWalt says:

    “And Joe Girardi calls him a professional baseball player.”

    Unlike everyone else on the team. They’re all sanitation workers or something.

  27. Wheels says:

    Fuck

  28. Pat D says:

    Damn. Really couldn’t tell.

  29. JonS says:

    This is the CC that we need to get used too. Hopefully he can adapt like Andy did though.

    • ROBTEN says:

      http://www.fangraphs.com/fanta.....elocities/

      CC Sabathia is the real scare here. His strikeout rate is down, his swinging strike rate is down, and he’s inducing significantly less swings on pitches outside the zone. He’s also giving up more than a home run per nine innings, which is something he hasn’t done in any of his 12 previous seasons. Like Haren, it might be his fault. He’s living in the zone more than he has in years. His first pitch strike percentage is 4.6% higher than his career average. His Zone% is the highest it has been since 2008. He doesn’t appear to be in danger of falling off the map, but he may not be the stud that he used to be.

  30. Winter says:

    CC Sabathia’s first inning stats:

    2013: 9.00 ERA, 1.714 WHIP, 11.6 K/9

    Career: 3.35 ERA, 1.169 WHIP, 8.4 K/9

  31. jtb1203891 says:

    Way to go CC, you give up another run in the first inning on a walk after you were given a lead. Pathetic.

  32. Wheels says:

    Damn, CC can’t clean his spikes himself?

  33. Winter says:

    Damn. Overbay ripped that.

  34. MannyGeee says:

    Sabathia Bomb. here it comes…

  35. Winter says:

    When your offense is as worn down by injuries as the Yankees’ is, key contributors like CC can’t just swing at anything like that. He has to know the team is relying on him to carry this offense.

  36. dkidd says:

    i believe pacheco is related to dr. ferdie pacheco

  37. WhittakerWalt says:

    “800-621-2020″

    Man, this team lets any old ambulance-chasing law firm buy ads.

  38. Saul says:

    just perused fangraphs for the first time this season… as we’re starting to get deep enough into the season where it’s curious to see what WAR guys have so far

    no real surprises at the top… cano, wells, gardner, hafner…

    nunie clocks in at -.6 so i checked baseball ref figuring they’d be a bit more kind… -.8

    but no, let’s hear some more about Jeter’s days at shortstop being numbered

  39. WhittakerWalt says:

    Cano will take it.

  40. WhittakerWalt says:

    Ben Francisco’s lousiness can’t even be quantified.

  41. forensic says:

    Three straight one-pitch AB’s. Not exactly ideal guys.

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

      With a .667 AVG, I’ll take the tradeoff.

      • forensic says:

        It’s ok, but you’re looking for more than that out of Cano. Though with him 0-the series before that, I guess at least he didn’t let himself get to the point of swinging at ball 4 again. And Wells is a hacker, so that’s not too surprising.

        Francisco is the big no-no though. You’re terrible, at least try to take a strike.

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

    Ben Francisco needs to be put out of his (and our) misery already.

  43. MannyGeee says:

    As an aside for everyone not listening to the radio, Cano just got hit # 1500. No one will care about Ben Francisco’s 400th.

    And as I type this, Francisco pops out on one fucking pitch

  44. Winter says:

    As a question, what are Cano’s chances of making it to 3000?

  45. MannyGeee says:

    plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt,plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt,plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt,plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt,plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt, plz don’t be hurt

  46. MannyGeee says:

    Don’t look now, but “Nelly” (as he’s likely to be dubbed after today) is starting to hit.

  47. forensic says:

    Overbay trying to drive him in? Against a lefty, just try to make some contact and advance him.

    Unfortunately, that leaves it to Stewart, but it is what it is with this lineup.

  48. Wheels says:

    Come on Stewart.

  49. forensic says:

    Stewart actually finally got the job done. Whew…

  50. forensic says:

    Just 6 more innings of dealing with Lorenz/Flaherty, just 6 more innings of dealing with Lorenz/Flaherty…

  51. WhittakerWalt says:

    I think the worst part about having this horrible lineup is we have to listen to Ma and Pa gush about how much they all contribute. I mean, I’m happy Chris Stewart hit the sac fly, but he’s still Chris Stewart. They just said he’s done “a remarkable job for this team.”

    Really? Remarkable?

    • Wheels says:

      It’s remarkable Sterling has a job as a radio announcer.

      • WhittakerWalt says:

        It’s a mystery for the ages.

      • forensic says:

        He didn’t used to be this bad, from what I remember, when he was with Kay. But his age and being paired with Waldman who has no business being a ‘color analyst’ for a baseball broadcast has really brought him down to a new low.

        I wonder what might happen with him if he was paired with a better announcer again.

        • Wheels says:

          Apparently he still doesn’t use a monitor when he calls a game. He needs to use one.

        • WhittakerWalt says:

          That’s true. He used to be perfectly acceptable. I think the success of the team over the last 17 years inspired John to ramp up his own antics to hysterical levels.
          But he used to be decent. Before every batter got a homerun call. Before all the insane theatrics for every little thing. Before he stopped being able to describe anything on the field. Before “THAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WINNNN!”

          My memories of the ’96 series are still cherished, and Sterling was all over those.

          • forensic says:

            Yup, he’s really become a parody and caricature of himself. He really tries to make it all about him almost more than the game and the team.

        • TomH says:

          Actually, his “age” is a strong point. For one thing, it keeps him from boring the radio audience with statistics. He knows it’s all about entertaining–not boring–an audience that does not primarily comprise statheads.

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

            Silly me. I thought it was about the baseball. And the stuff that goes on during the game on the field.

            • forensic says:

              Maybe the most important words in your whole comment are ‘on the field’, and not the game in his head.

          • Mikhel says:

            It depends on who the audience is, you can have stat minded analysts on the air and still know what is going on in the field, plus historical data.

            In my 30+ years of life, mexican radio broadcasters in baseball games have done it, since Mario Thomas with the Padres in spanish for Baja California, and now recently (since 1998) Eduardo Ortega; there’s also Oscar Soria with the DBacks in spanish radio. Jaime Jarrín, from Colombia, is also a great announcer.

            Usually in a baseball game with spanish comentators on the radio, you know what’s happening at all times, and yet they take their time to chat about the past, what certain player accomplished, historical data, even advanced stats are mentioned… and I think one of the most important things: they can criticize.

            In english i’ve had a hard time finding good radio comentators, I like Vin Scully but he’s no Mel Allen (years and years ago a south california radio station used to broadcast old baseball games at night, some of them with Mel Allen).

            Sterling is ok at times, but his he overacts, a game should be called as it is, and the anouncer has to be as unobstrusive as possible.

  52. MannyGeee says:

    hellz yeah small ball!

  53. Winter says:

    “No immediate threat of rain.”

    You Can’t Predict Baseball the Weather

  54. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    “You don’t want to jump to conclusions without all the facts, but you see video where a guy keeps going to a forearm that’s covered in some kind of foreign substance, and it makes you wonder where he might stop in his search for an edge. Probably short of murder, but you never know, that franchise has always had a flexible morality.”

    -Derek Jeter’s diary, referring to accusations that Buccholz doctored the ball.

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      No, never mind, new favorite line:

      “We’ve assembled the greatest extended spring training roster of all time down here. Rodriguez. Teixeira. Granderson. Youkilis. Ivan Nova. Frankie Cervelli. Michael Pineda. We’ll probably outdraw the Rays by 5,000 per game. That’s not intended as a brag; everyone knows the Rays have had trouble getting fans out to Tropicana Field because of the legitimate fear that they’ll be killed by a falling catwalk.”

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

    and a rain delay…..

  56. forensic says:

    A’s swept in four by the Indians after they won a series against the Yanks. That really sucks.

    Not to mention that now the Indians are hot right as the Yankees have to play them in a DH after they were terrible back when the games should’ve been played. Yuck…

  57. forensic says:

    Damn rain. I was hoping to watch the whole game before work. With the slight early delay and now this one, guess that’s out the window.

  58. I love the slow jazz music whenever there is a rain delay.

    Very classy.

  59. trr says:

    Local radar shows quite a bit of rain in the Denver area

  60. Athenian says:

    I am West of Coors Field, this is going to be a two hour delay. CC is done pitching. It’s will be a long game so get comfortable. Ok,back to work.

  61. fabricio says:

    and the tarp is coming off

  62. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I just think it’d be interesting if, during this rain delay, when there’s nothing else to do, if Athenian would share the study he said he did at the start of a year as to blog comment behavior around the internet.

    He promised us results and, as someone with a strong interest in research, and the spouse of a very good one, I’d like to give this study a nice look over. It certainly seemed like a worthy topic.

    All these games in, though and, despite his promises, we have yet to see this study from Athenian. I mean, does it not exist? Did Athenian lie to us?

    It’s time, Athenian. Pull that fucker out. We know you’re at work somewhere in the Mountain Time Zone…..or not.

    • Athenian says:

      I agree. But I have not proofed it yet. Graduation, my sons, has taken up more time than expected.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I currently have you penciled in as a lying sack of shit. It’s in pencil, though, so there’s a chance for that to change.

        • Alkaline says:

          I would get the feather and ink out.

        • Athenian says:

          I’d keep it in pencil, for now. I said it would be a two hour rain delay and we are 14 mins shy-started at 2:28 mst. As for the study, I have not forgotten and will get it to you. But in case it takes longer, might want to follow Alkaline’s suggestion.

  63. forensic says:

    Bastards, take the tarp off just to work on the IF and then put it back on…

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Even worse is that they tease you with a shot of the field on YES, but you still have to listen to Mike Francesa’s voice.

    • Athenian says:

      Winter weather advisory for counties west and north west o f Denver. Last 4 weeks have seen snow, week 5, today, rain.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Athenian, I remember we were promised some sort of survey or study from you a couple weeks/months ago. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten and that you’re hardly working at configuring the data…I was just curious as to how it’s coming?

  64. Dalek Jeter says:

    I’ve been mentally willing my boss to leave for the past hour and forty-five minutes just to find out we’re in a delay. Son of a bitch, baseball gods. Why would you do this to me!!

  65. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Mike Francesa:

    - Heard the Yanks had re-signed Wang, but has no information as to how he’s doing.

    - Michael Pineda, however, is doing well in the minors.

    - A bit question, to Mike, is if the Yankees will lose Teixiera for the year and go acquire Justin Morneau.

    I hate Mike Francesa.

  66. forensic says:

    Just noticed that Chad Jennings says Granderson is playing RF tonight at AAA. I’d rather see him in LF, maybe, when he gets back, but as long as it’s not CF it’s a plus and a step in the right direction.

  67. Alkaline says:

    So any update? I kinda am happy about the delay; now I could watch it after work!

  68. BigBlueAL says:

    So with CC most likely done for today, chance they bring him back on 3 days rest for one of the games on Monday??

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      >0

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Just looked at schedule, Yankees dont have a day off until the following week so no point in pitching CC on Monday, they would still need to call up a SP for later in the week anyway.

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

      Unlikely. No real point. They’d just need the 6th starter the next day instead, and they won’t have the extra roster spot to call someone up just to make that start (if that’s the direction they choose to go)

  69. RetroRob says:

    What happens if the game is rained out? Do they play from the start again? Pick up in the 5th inning at a later date? Do the players’ stats count?

  70. BigBlueAL says:

    Looks like game is scheduled to restart at 6:25. Feinsand tweeted Warren is warming up.

  71. Dalek Jeter says:

    :( my avocado rotted from last weekend. I’m very upset. The Yankees better help change this.

  72. Get Phelps Up says:

    I thought I wouldn’t have a chance to watch this game. Sweet.

  73. Dalek Jeter says:

    ROBBIE CANO!!! DON’T YA KNOW?!

  74. RetroRob says:

    Kind of surprised Mantle was leading that list. Not shocked, but surprised. He walked so many times so he wasn’t the type of hitter to rack up high hit totals.

  75. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I’m sorry, who’s been slumping again?

  76. McLovin says:

    That rain delay was two hours long damn. Seemed shorter to me. Good job Robbie.

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

    Why no Ichiro?

    • The Real Greg says:

      I think beause the Yankees are ahead and the fact that you don’t want to waste pinch hitters in the NL. Need to bat for pitchers.

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

        They’d still have Boesch and Hafner to PH. If the pitcher’s spot comes up more than twice in the next 3 innings, the offense is doing well and could probably live w/o another PH.

        And hitting for Francisco is essentially the same as hitting for the pitcher.

        • The Real Greg says:

          I honestly forgot about Hafner, I thought they only had Boesch and Ichiro to PH.

          Oh well, its too late now.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott says:

          Still no need to burn unnecessary bats, extra innings is always a factor.

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

            I get that, but I’d think with the lead, you’d want to improve defensively to try to protect the lead. And they’d be upgrading offensively in the process. Why not try to prevent extra innings?

            • Deathstroke Heathcott says:

              You can think the other way, with the lead, no need to burn the pinch hitter there when you can do it next inning for the pitcher and get a double switch. I don’t think either of us is wrong, but certainly not a slam dunk decision either way.

    • Tom says:

      The walk to Tulo… understandable.

      The walk to Fowler – on a 3-2 changeup, with 2 out, noone on base and a 2 run lead, and in front of Tulo and Cargo is just bad pitch selection.

      Don’t know if it’s Stewart or Warren, but have some common sense and challenge a guy when you have a 2 run lead and the heart of the order coming up; especially with 2 out and noone on base.

  78. WhittakerWalt says:

    I actually, genuinely feel bad for Ben Francisco.
    We all knew he’d be terrible, but I hate to wish ill on someone who I’m sure is trying his best.
    Still… yeesh.

  79. Dalek Jeter says:

    …a 8 pitch AB to the pitcher?!

  80. Wheels says:

    Goon Logan warming up.

  81. Havok9120 says:

    It is so weird to actually spend a ton of money just because it needs to be spent. Not sure I’ve ever done it before today.

    Meanwhile, go Yanks. Warren looks good so far.

  82. The Real Greg says:

    You can blame Adam Warren if Logan has to come in here and give up some runs.

  83. Anderson Silva says:

    it would be incredibly dumb to bring Logan in to face CarGo. That`s why Girardi will do it

  84. Anderson Silva says:

    here we go… CarGo at over .400 against lefties and Logan is Logan. This is definately a base hit

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

    Damn. This means Boone’s coming in. And staying in.

  86. Havok9120 says:

    Uh oh! A DOUBLE SWITCH!

    What’s happening here? I can’t even comprehend. Too much strategery.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Haha, we’ll never understand. It’s a higher form of baseball.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      MY MIND IS LITERALLY EXPLODING RIGHT NOW!!! I CAN’T COMPREHEND?!?!?!?!

      • WhittakerWalt says:

        Maybe if you were smart like Rick Sutcliffe you’d be able to figure it out.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          I’ve got a big chart on my desk right now…but it’s not making sense!!! So if you take out the pitcher and a position player at the same time, you can switch their positions in the batting order?! Does that mean the pitcher has to play in the field? And Ichiro has to pitch?!! I DON’T GET IT!!!

  87. Anderson Silva says:

    MIRACLE! He retired a lefty.

  88. The Real Greg says:

    Anderson, I didn’t know they changed the definition of a base hit.

    (Had to do it)

  89. WhittakerWalt says:

    Sometimes even the wrong move can work out for the best. That was def. the wrong move, but I’ll take the results.

  90. The Real Greg says:

    We need a nickname for Preston Claiborne

  91. Havok9120 says:

    Alright Pantston. Forward for Prussia!

  92. Dalek Jeter says:

    Preston Claiborne is totally writing the country club after this afternoon…hopefully he comes back strong after the lead off single.

  93. GreenArm says:

    I know the whole Preston Claiborne name thing is kinda done to death, but MAN, our pitchers today are basically old Englishmen.

    Carsten Charles Sabathia -> Adam Parrish Warren -> Preston Michael Claiborne.

    (well save that pesky Boone Logan)

    • And in merrie olde England says:

      While one isn’t quite sure how to approach the moniker Sabathia, the other names mentioned are tip top.

      • GreenArm says:

        i dunno. other than boone (who basically defected to go out west to this New World/USA) it pretty much fits the bill. (and i mean, it’s CC’s real name. and it’s pretty fucking regal!!) haha!

    • GreenArm says:

      er, if Boone even got in. i missed almost all of the game, so just tried to catch up, at the time, via this thread. (glad i got to see the Mo save though. as i’ve mentioned a bunch since i started commenting here, i will watch him pitch every single chance i can this year. truly a gift.)

  94. The Real Greg says:

    How many of you were scared that he was going to throw that away?

  95. Havok9120 says:

    Bam. Well done.

  96. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    Say what you want about Cano, but no one turns the double play prettier than him.

  97. Dalek Jeter says:

    Damnit Pantston! this is our one chance to get Boone out of the “7th inning guy” role.

  98. Dalek Jeter says:

    :( Pantston…

  99. Havok9120 says:

    If DRob’s ready, bust a move Joe.

  100. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    Get out of the damn jam so I can say, “Presto!”

  101. Havok9120 says:

    Yeah, Al, because there was a chance Joe was gonna call for Nuno, who hasn’t warmed up.

  102. The Real Greg says:

    My best guess. Ichiro goes to center, Boesch moves to right, and Robertson bats in Gardner’s spot.

  103. Havok9120 says:

    Oh God. Another double switch.

    Now I’m hopelessly lost.

  104. flamingo says:

    So, this Claiborne kid. I’d never heard of him before his promotion – felt like all the buzz was reserved for Montgomery and his (great) slider – but he’s been great so far!

    • Havok9120 says:

      Someone has to keep up the organization’s reputation for pulling decent to good relief pitchers out of every orifice.

      • flamingo says:

        It’s quite nice.

        • Havok9120 says:

          It is, and it’s why I’ve stopped worrying about the bullpen. Between our pro scouting department and whoever it is that’s been building the bullpen pipeline in the minors, the organization seems to know exactly what it’s doing in at least this respect.

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

    Thanks, Houdini.

  106. Dalek Jeter says:

    *breaks down in tears and burns chart* I’m done. I just can’t comprehend the double switch. The strategery is beyond me!!

  107. The Real Greg says:

    Didn’t the Rockies use a weird type of rotation last year?

  108. Havok9120 says:

    Your helmet is looking a bit Jorge Posado-esque there Robbie.

  109. flamingo says:

    Wait, hang on. Did Girardi actually use D-Rob to clean up a mess in that inning? Even though it wasn’t his inning?

    (I guess I’d think more of that if the first out he’d gotten wasn’t immediately adjacent to “his” inning. But it’s still unusual.)

  110. The Real Greg says:

    Oh David…..

  111. Dalek Jeter says:

    Gameday’s audio is like 4 pitches behind it’s website…it’s odd.

  112. anderson Silva says:

    terrible throw.. a good throw gets him there

  113. anderson Silva says:

    that curve is so awesome, so not fair

  114. Dalek Jeter says:

    Yay and boo for my fantasy team at the same time!!!!

  115. Robinson TIlapia says:

    I will say this as to why “Pantston” may not work for Claiborne: I really did think he was going to be about as good as Pants the Elder, but he’s exceeding expectations.

    I’m also glad I didn’t come back on here to any “Something’s wrong with DRob” comments after that walk.

    Win this fucker for Prussia.

  116. anderson Silva says:

    oh man, very nice play. Can we get a good young position player like that?

  117. Dalek Jeter says:

    *rolls eyes* this is how Romine gets playing time?! This is just getting ridiculous if Stewart is actually hurt.

  118. Robinson TIlapia says:

    Do we thank God Stewart seems fine, or not?

  119. Havok9120 says:

    I thought that was a hammy. Whew.

    • Robinson TIlapia says:

      Yeah. Bobby Wilson can stay right where he is, although the idea of giving Murphy a shot did give me about half a woody.

  120. ClusterDuck says:

    Just turned on the game. Why did Sabathia leave after 4 innings??

  121. Robinson TIlapia says:

    The bunt off the knee was a better chance at getting on base.

  122. ROBTEN says:

    If Stewart can’t go next inning, does Romine catch Mo, or do they put Wells behind the plate?

    (I keed.)

  123. Robinson TIlapia says:

    So if Mo gets these three outs, are we still lucky not to get swept on this road trip?

    • The Real Greg says:

      Taking two of three against a solid Rockies team in Colorado is a fantastic result. Gotta think the same in KC, who are a good team.

  124. Wheels says:

    What a legend.

  125. OldYanksFan says:

    3 games at Coors.
    Between 2 good teams.
    A TOTAL of 11 RS between both teams.
    I wonder how many times that has happened at Coors.

  126. nsalem says:

    Frst 2 outs were MAN vs boy

  127. Robinson Tilapia says:

    2 of 3. Look at that lineup today. Beautiful. Gettin’ it DONE.

  128. Dalek Jeter says:

    Never complain about 2-3 against a good team. :)

  129. Get Phelps Up says:

    Adam Warren’s first career win.

  130. flamingo says:

    I’m not sure how we’re winning games, but I like it.

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

    Mo.

    That is all.

  132. Eddard says:

    And after all that doom and gloom the take the series. I thought they could go .500 on the road trip and theyre already halfway to 4 wins. Its the starting pitching that will carry a ballclub throughout the season because offense comes and gos.

    • Evan3457 says:

      They’d better get more offense, and soon, because sooner or later, unless you’ve got the pitching staff of the 1965 Dodgers, with that strike zone, in that ballpark, in that league, without the DH, your starting pitching will give way under the pressure of having to pitch that many tight games with no cushion.

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