May
10

Game 34: Opposites

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Coming into the season, the Royals and the Yankees were viewed as polar opposites. One has been in a cellar for the better part of two decades, the other has been at the top of the game. One made a huge blockbuster trade this past offseason, the other kinda sat around and did nothing. One has a roster full of young talent, the other has lots of old guys. One team is viewed as an up and comer, the other a … down and goer?

They both, however, currently sit right near the top of their respective divisions. The Yankees actually lead the AL East by percentage points over the Orioles and Red Sox despite lagging in the run differential department. Now that they can again use their DH and won’t have to worry about any left-handed starters, let’s hope they can beef up that record and increase that division lead this weekend. Here is the lineup that will face right-hander Wade Davis…

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

And on the mound is the 2004 First Team High School All-American, Phil Hughes.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Eduardo Nunez Update: Nunez (ribcage) took some swings in the batting cage and felt fine, but he won’t hit on the field until tomorrow. I assume he’s available in an emergency like yesterday.

Joba Chamberlain Update: Joba (oblique) threw a 27-pitch bullpen session and came through with no issues. He’ll do the same on Sunday, and if that goes well, he’ll head out on a minor league rehab assignment.

Categories : Game Threads

337 Comments»

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

    Has there been any word on Youk’s progress/timetable?

    I think he’s eligible to come off the DL on Monday, though it doesn’t seem like he’s on the verge of coming back.

    • forensic says:

      I was thinking about the same thing the last couple days. Unfortunately, Chad Jennings had this update today:

      • Kevin Youkilis did some rotational workouts in Tampa. It’s the first time he’s done that since going on the DL. He’s obviously nowhere near getting back on the active roster. “I don’t have an expectation of when we’re going to see him,” Girardi said.

      If only he were a 90 year old in a 34 year old’s body…

  2. Deathstroke heathcott says:

    Lol at the no mo zone.

  3. vicki says:

    that lineup actually looks kind of sexy after yesterday’s.

  4. McLovin says:

    Lets go!

  5. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hooray AL baseball!!!

  6. Wheels says:

    Singleton and Cone, much better.

  7. Pasta says:

    Girardi hates romine.

  8. vicki says:

    jackasses.

  9. Pasta says:

    Hate first pitch hitting take pitch robbie damm it.

  10. forensic says:

    Waldman thinks Cano got booed because he’s the only name they recognize.

    They sure are utterly clueless with no memory whatsoever.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Yes because Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, and Vernon Wells have absolutely no name value, Suzyn. And Neither does Lyle Overbay, who has been in the league for like a decade.

      • forensic says:

        You didn’t even mention Hafner who played in their division for many years.

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

        Brett Gardner doesn’t have a ton of name value, and before this season I would have vaguely recognized Overbay’s name, and that would have been the extent of it.

        Wells has been bad for a few years now, though he used to be good.

        Ichiro, however…yeah, she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          Okay, maybe I hold other people up to the unfair expectation of myself and my complete over-analyzation of most baseball players. Especially AL players.

  11. Dalek Jeter says:

    Love those 9 pitch first innings…

  12. Dalek Jeter says:

    4 pitches to tha first batta?!?!! TOO MANY PITCHES!!!

  13. Pasta says:

    A phil hughes ground ball out WTF

  14. Dalek Jeter says:

    Oh god Phil…you need to 8, especially if Logan is the 8th inning guy tonight.

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

    Phly Ball Ground Ball Phil

  16. forensic says:

    According to Sterling, Robertson is clearly the closer tonight because Girardi would never use Mo 3 days in a row this early in the year.

    Nevermind that Girardi clearly said Robertson is not available tonight and Mo is more likely than Robertson.

    Just making it up as he goes…

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Thank god that 1. I’m not alone in listening to this drivel and 2. You did your research on who is available and who isn’t, because I was just going to assume that his report on the ‘Pen was accurate.

      • forensic says:

        Chad Jennings and Lohud is absolutely invaluable. Vin Mercogliano (sp?) also does a great job when he’s there on Jennings’ days off.

        Brian Heyman on the other hand is pretty blah.

  17. vicki says:

    lol @ big bad billy butler, the homerun king.

  18. McLovin says:

    Alex Gordon is Native American, never knew that.

  19. Dalek Jeter says:

    THE RISING SUN!!!!!!

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

    Ichiro!!!

  21. McLovin says:

    Ichiro!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. forensic says:

    Atta boy Ichirooooooooo!!

  23. vicki says:

    i guess he felt like hitting it out.

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichiro for 2013 Home Run Derby

  25. Pasta says:

    Ichibomb!!!!!!

    • Havok9120 says:

      No, no. You have to stay consistent with your usual routine and admonish him. He swung at the first pitch.

  26. Havok9120 says:

    Hehehe

    Ichiro Suzuki. Power hitter.

    FOR PRUSSIA!

  27. Eddard says:

    There’s that selective power from Ichiro!

  28. nycsportzfan says:

    Ichiro and now nix with the double! YES!!!

  29. Dalek Jeter says:

    “Nix is as valuable as anybody on this team the first month and a half of the season.”-Suzyn Waldman

    I’m not making that up. She actually said those words. Also John Sterling called his .224 average “The best .224 he’s ever seen.”

  30. Pat D says:

    Grandy would of struck out.

  31. forensic says:

    Ok, it’s official, Sterling and Waldman must just be playing with us ‘Eddard’-style.

    They just insisted Nix has been the most valuable Yankee over the first month+ of the season…

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

    Loverbay!!!

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    Overbay crushed that one, nice.

  34. Eddard says:

    Wade reeling here. Put up 4-5 runs here and that will be all Philbert needs.

  35. forensic says:

    Yeah Overbayyyyyyy!!

  36. SDB says:

    LOVERBAY!

  37. Dalek Jeter says:

    LOVERBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. nycsportzfan says:

    He hit that one OVER THE BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OVERBAY!!!!!!!!!!

  39. forensic says:

    “I love it, I Lyle Lovitt”

    – Sterling

    Ok, shoot me now…

  40. Havok9120 says:

    Thank God Grandy wasn’t in there. Would’ve just been another K.

  41. nycsportzfan says:

    Overbay is freaking such a professional!

  42. McLovin says:

    Bronx Bombers in action! Nice Overbay!

  43. nycsportzfan says:

    Cano is licking his chops after watching ichiro and over the bay go deep like that!

  44. PineTar says:

    Overbay is becoming a trade chip….tsss whats that?

  45. nycsportzfan says:

    Man, it’d be nice to start a series off with a WIN.. Seems we have trouble at times getting that 1st one..

  46. Eddard says:

    With the way Phil is pitching 4 runs should be enough support.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Ya, hes pitching the best ball i’ve seen em pitch.. Of course he has a leadoff walk as I post this..lol Hopefully, were not done tacking on.. I feel like Cano will do some damage tonight..

    • forensic says:

      It’s been one inning…

      And just like that, 2 on and no out.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        whats been one inning? I was saying Hughes has been pitching best ball i’ve seen in his career over the last several starts, not in this game..lol

        He’ll get outta this jam, don’t u worry there pal..

        • forensic says:

          1. I didn’t reply to you, I replied to Eddard who basically says the game is over already

          2. He get out of the jam? And Jarrod Dyson of all people…

    • Pat D says:

      Do us all a favor. Shut up your predictions.

  47. Dalek Jeter says:

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr.....qbvg3o.jpg

    I say this way too often, but greatest thing on the internet.

  48. nycsportzfan says:

    Redsox just hit into a DP with 1st and 3rd one out, still nursing a 1-0 lead against R.Ortiz.. Be sweet if they take a Loss with there Ace on the mound…

    • forensic says:

      I doubt it will happen. Toronto still doesn’t even have a hit. And their defense is doing their normal job of trying to give away games.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        all it takes is one pitch when u keep it at a 1run game.. My point is Lester pitching No No into the 6th and yet Boston still strugglig to pull away against Ramon Ortiz…

      • nycsportzfan says:

        and just like that Toronto has RISP with one out…

        • forensic says:

          It was a 2-out double, and they predictably stranded him, for some reason using a lefty to suddenly pinch-hit for a righty against the lefty Lester.

  49. The Real Greg says:

    Oh Phil…

  50. Pasta says:

    Hey 4 run lead how about walking the first guy Fuck.

  51. nycsportzfan says:

    Uht oh, 1st and 2nd nobody out.. Come on Phil, focus…

  52. The Real Greg says:

    I was worried about this. Phil has had to pitch in so many close contests that he might lose his concentration when the Yankees gave him a lead.

  53. Pasta says:

    Classic hughes

  54. mustang says:

    Wow!!!

    A little late and you guys start the party without me.

    4 runs !!!! We all know what that means to the old average runs per game.

    BTW- Whoever made Just For Fun Baseball didn’t have to practice daily with a 4 year old or go to 9 am games on Saturday not fun for daddy :(

    Just kidding its great to see my boy play.

  55. Porkchops says:

    Double play please.

  56. Pasta says:

    Elliott johnson yankee killer with the rays

    • vicki says:

      stats don’t say so, unless you’re referring to the bullshit cervelli collision. you may be thinking dan johnson. we nipped that in the bud.

  57. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hughes is doing his best David Robertson impression. One more guy Hughesy!!

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

    Phuck Phil. Not good.

  59. SDB says:

    Ugh. Phil. Sigh.

  60. Dalek Jeter says:

    …FAIL PHILLIP ALL TYPES OF FAIL!!!!

    YOU BRING SHAME TO PRUSSIA!!!

  61. The Real Greg says:

    Now THAT is classic Hughes

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    seriously? one strike away….and he gives up a HR to Dyson (who?)

  63. nycsportzfan says:

    wow.. I don’t even know what to say after that.. How?

  64. Karl Krawfid says:

    you have to be fucking kidding me.

    A fast ball?

    Really?

  65. TinePar says:

    Oh dear, Oh Phillus.

  66. The Real Greg says:

    SO the one time that Hughes is given a sizable lead, he proceeds to blow most of it right away.

  67. Pat D says:

    Grandy would of struck out there if he was playing for the Royals.

  68. mustang says:

    Well Hughes was due for a bad start lets just hope he finds himself.

  69. Eddard says:

    I cant believe Phil threw that pitch. The worst that guy should be able to do is single.

  70. forensic says:

    Jarrod freakin’ Dyson of all people…

  71. teddy says:

    epic fail by hughes.his ego got him again

  72. Pat D says:

    2nd career home run to a guy with a .331 career slugging percentage.

    So it’s not quite Bucky Dent taking Mike Torrez deep, but…

  73. Pasta says:

    Phil we will miss you next year when you are in in the nl west

  74. Havok9120 says:

    I leave for 15 minutes to write some emails and the lead is reduced to one run?

    Son of a crap.

  75. WhittakerWalt says:

    Phil literally has the ability to give up a homer to anyone.

  76. The Real Greg says:

    Again, can these guys ever win a game easily?

  77. nycsportzfan says:

    I wonder what the odds were that Dyson and Ichiro homer in the same game?

  78. Pasta says:

    We like one run games
    :)

  79. Betty Lizard says:

    I was going to break my resolution not to watch Phil Hughes games. Fired up MLB.com and realized I’m blacked out. Thank you baseball gods.

  80. WhittakerWalt says:

    Just when I was starting to like Philbert again.

  81. The Real Greg says:

    Now watch as the Yankees don’t score another run in this game. (hopefully wrong, but I’ve seen it before)

  82. Pasta says:

    Davis off the ropes now

  83. nycsportzfan says:

    Did Dyson ever homer before that?

  84. Pat D says:

    At least Meredith isn’t holding onto a piece of barbecue.

  85. The Real Greg says:

    If it weren’t the second inning, I would get the pen up.

  86. Pasta says:

    Who is long telief today? Nuno

  87. Slim Hughesy says:

    Would the real Phil Hughes please stand up…and he has.

  88. Pasta says:

    Meridith screams when she talks i miss kim.

  89. Dalek Jeter says:

    To be fair, I’m pretty sure that’s Hughes’ first homer in like…four starts?

    • The Real Greg says:

      It was. But

      1. It was to a player that shouldn’t hit home runs.
      2. It was in a game that looked like and had the potential to be easy street.

      • Havok9120 says:

        So Ichiro hitting a homer was a death knell for Davis as well. And Loverbay makes it a double death knell.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Not Overbay. 139 career homers.

          If Ichiro does it again, then it would be a death knell.

          • Havok9120 says:

            ….

            I can’t decide if it’s your constant need to balance yourself on a ledge or the incredible double standards you use for the Yanks versus their opposition that’s been annoying me lately. But it’s certainly one or the other.

            • WhittakerWalt says:

              Greg can be inscrutable, for sure, but I don’t think it’s an overreaction to be annoyed with a Jarrod Dyson homer. The guy has about as much power as an NL pitcher.

    • PlatypusJonesy says:

      He picked a hell of a time/situation.

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

        Isn’t with a big lead the best time to give up a 3-run HR?

        (Obviously a bigger lead would have been better).

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        I agree, it’s not ideal, but hey, we’re still winning, and if he goes back to what he was in the first, then all of a sudden we’re looking at his 4th or 5th straight quality start.

    • Pasta says:

      I bet he gives one up into the water fall next

  90. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Alex Cobb has 13 strikeouts in 4.2 innings so far. That’s 13 K’s in 14 outs (he had a K where the guy reached, so it’s really that 12 out of 14 outs were by strikeout). Despite that, he’s given up 3 runs, one on a balk to let the guy who reached on a K score.

  91. Porkchops says:

    I’d be happy with a quality start from Hughes.

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

    I know after 33.1 innings in low-A ball is way too early to start drooling over a prospect, but Rafael De Paula is starting to make me drool.

  93. Pat D says:

    Ooh, that’s a good trivia question.

  94. brucevodka says:

    DePaula at 12 K’s now

  95. TinePar says:

    Loverbay comes through again!

  96. SDB says:

    LOVERBAY!!! AGAIN!

  97. The Real Greg says:

    Thank you Overbay for proving me wrong and that is a good call. He did not tag him.

  98. Havok9120 says:

    Nix and Loverbay, the greatest hitting combo in the MLB.

    w00t!

    FOR PRUSSIA.

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

    Loverbay again!!!

  100. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Man, its like Tex never left.

  101. Pasta says:

    Musty for nelson
    Grandy for the black hole francisco.
    Good times coming.

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

      Adams for Nelson.
      Musty for Francisco.
      Granderson for Boesch.

      • Pasta says:

        Musty can play third base and of.
        Girardi likes “boshie”

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

          Boesch barely plays now.
          I’d imagine he’d play even less when Granderson returns.
          Maybe not enough AB’s to go around for calling up both Adams and Musty at the same time to make sense though.

          • Pasta says:

            5 ofers ichiro wells grardy grandy boesh
            Ifers loverbay cano nunie musty youlk nix
            At catcher if romine is getting one day a week he should be sent down for wilson a better buc

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

              I just don’t see the point of 5 OF’s, especially with 4 being LH, and Musty, Nix, and Nunez all having at least some OF experience in case of emergency.

              You’re also carrying an extra position player w/ 5 OF, 6 IF, 2 C, and a DH.

  102. Porkchops says:

    Is there really no way to keep Loverbay after Tex returns?

    If only he knows how to play 3rd or the outfield. *sigh*

    • TinePar says:

      DFA Tex, it’s the only way.

      But seriously no, once Tex is back you gotta figure Youk becomes the backup 1B anyway. Someone might need him enough to get a little something in return though.

  103. Pasta says:

    Overbay is awesome even with herpes

  104. OldYnaksFan says:

    Royals announcer:
    (After Loverboy’s double)
    “I don’t know what fountain of youth Overbay is drinking from”

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

    Thanks for the help Moose Tacos.

  106. nycsportzfan says:

    i thought i was imagining moustakas running to 2nd there..lol

  107. The Real Greg says:

    Moustakas made a mistakas.

  108. OldYnaksFan says:

    Lester 1 hitting the J’s thru 7.

  109. nycsportzfan says:

    Gardy!!!!

  110. Pat D says:

    Grandy would have struck out.

  111. The Real Greg says:

    FAILURE Cano

  112. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    I am loving all of this offense especially after the last two wins.

  113. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on Robbie, gotta focus there…

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

    Granderson HR.

  115. The Real Greg says:

    Could have used that run, guys.

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

    Dammit Phil.

  117. Pasta says:

    And hughes in trouble again

  118. The Real Greg says:

    FAILURE HUGHES

  119. SDB says:

    FFS. Phucksake.

  120. Pat D says:

    This went to shit pretty fast.

  121. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can’t wait until Hughes and Nova are off the Yankees.

  122. Pasta says:

    Hughes to atlanta for mcanns
    I even throw in francisco and mesa

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

    Horrible route on that fly ball by Wells.

  124. nycsportzfan says:

    Fudging Hughes, u chump! Just because u finally pitched a series of good games dosen’t mean u get a free pass and can pitch a dud.. U got to go many more good ones in a row, u chump..

  125. The Real Greg says:

    What’s the run total high for the Yankees this year? 7?

  126. Pasta says:

    Hughes will look good in Mets uniform

  127. nycsportzfan says:

    Welp, we got some more work to do, because our starter can’t get a WIN despite 5runs scored for em.. Hughes annoys me so much, that when he does bad, my blood boils…

  128. Stu says:

    Hughes just seems incapable of pitching with a lead. Pitching well at least.

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

    Hopefully this leadoff double turns into a run.

  130. The Real Greg says:

    Need this run desperately. Also Gardner last inning would have been nice too.

  131. nycsportzfan says:

    I want to punch hughes in his face..

  132. The Real Greg says:

    And here comes Chen

  133. nycsportzfan says:

    Ichiro is beasting tonight, as is nix!

  134. Eddard says:

    Should be able to get 1-2 runs here, although it’ll have to be Overbay who does something.

  135. TinePar says:

    He’s an easy Lover-bay!

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

    Evan against a lefty!!!
    Have yourself a game Lyle.

  137. The Real Greg says:

    Have a night Overbay!

  138. SDB says:

    Someone tell Teix to slow down his rehabbing with the way Loverbay’s going.

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

    Overbay absolutely destroying the Royals, including a lefty. YCPB.

  140. Pasta says:

    Loverbay awesome

  141. nycsportzfan says:

    Maybe tex should go? Just saying..lol

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

    Runs!!! !!!

  143. The Real Greg says:

    And we pop Chen’s cherry in the ERA column.

  144. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    It’d be awesome if we can keep this lead now!

  145. Pasta says:

    Nelson got his pinstripes

  146. Eddard says:

    Nelson! Already more productive than Ben Francisco.

  147. vicki says:

    chris nelson, true yankee?

  148. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hahahah, riding the bus still has some magic from last season!!

    #oldmemesdiehard

  149. Pasta says:

    More runs make it hughes proof

  150. SDB says:

    So do they bring back Hughes for the 6th now, or turn it over to the BP?

  151. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Gardy!! This lead is Logan-proof. Heh.

  152. The Real Greg says:

    You let Hughes pitch the 6th now and then go to the pen.

  153. Pasta says:

    This is fun like mlb the show on rookie

  154. Eddard says:

    What’s amazing is that Cano, Hafner and Wells have been quiet and they have 10 runs. Robbie with one rbi.

  155. nycsportzfan says:

    This is great!!!!!!!!!!

  156. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Stick it to ‘em Cano

  157. The Real Greg says:

    All Jordany Valdespin does is hit pinch hit home runs. He just hit another against the Pirates.

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

    A shutdown inning would be quite nice now.

  159. Roadgeek Adam says:

    5-6-7-8 batter destruction.

  160. nycsportzfan says:

    Twinkies helping us out again tonight, drilling the O’s!

  161. Havok9120 says:

    Awesome inning. Huzzah to the bottom of the order.

    For Prussia. Let’s wrap this up.

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

    That’s not a shutdown inning, Phil.

  163. nycsportzfan says:

    Claiborne please!

  164. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wow…Hughes just doesn’t have anything tonight. Get him out Joe.

  165. SDB says:

    Is Phil’s goal just to make it a save scenario for Mo?

  166. Pasta says:

    Please girardi its time to pull him.

  167. JRod says:

    Get Hughes out NOW before he flushes the lead again.

  168. nycsportzfan says:

    As good as Hughes been, he only collected one W the last serveral starts, and yet tonight, hes been horrible, and can get the W.. Evens its self out, i suppose..

  169. Dalek Jeter says:

    More runs. Just because.

  170. OldYanksFan says:

    True Stat:
    Phantastic Phil has won 96% of his starts when the Yankees scored 10 runs or more.
    Thought you should know.

  171. nycsportzfan says:

    Overbay, what the hell!!!lol j/k!

  172. nycsportzfan says:

    Nice pitching by Kelley.

  173. Dalek Jeter says:

    Lorenzo Cain is a great name.

  174. forensic says:

    Given how much the Yankees struggle against southpaws, I wouldn’t be surprised if Chen comes in and dominates for three or four innings at some point this series.

    Mike, given your recent performances in this manner, could we maybe get something in the recap about expecting 8 shutout innings from Shields tomorrow?

    I think you might be on to something here.

  175. Dalek Jeter says:

    Shawn Kelley isn’t letting Panstson take his job so simply.

  176. forensic says:

    I can’t believe that after all these years Girardi still makes the same predictable mistakes leaving Hughes in too long for him to give up the inevitable homerun in games where he clearly doesn’t have it going on.

    10-5 in the 6th inning is tailormade for him to try to steal a few relief innings from Nuno instead leaving Hughes in to make it closer, and then use some of the more regular guys again.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Meh.

      • forensic says:

        Well reasoned out reply. How’d the offense going to sleep work out for ya?

        • The Real Greg says:

          Hey they proved me wrong.

          I’ll freely admit that.

          As to your point, I don’t count Kelley and Logan as important regulars. Not with Claiborne pitching well and Rapada on the mend. Now if they had to use Robertson and Mo in this game, that’s another story.

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

            If Robertson was actually available today, he likely would be used in the 8th with a 4-run lead.

          • forensic says:

            I didn’t say they were necessarily important, but they are (at least Logan is) some of the guys he more regularly uses.

            As for as Robertson and Mo, Robertson is definitely unavailable, otherwise I would certainly expect Girardi to do his typical thing and use him even with a 4-run lead in the 8th against the 4-5-6 guys. Mo likely wouldn’t normally pitch with a 4-run lead, but depending on who he has to use in the 8th and what happens, I’m not ruling out see him yet either.

  177. nycsportzfan says:

    Overbay on pace for 29hr and 91ribs..

  178. Pat D says:

    Fucking Rangers. Learning how to score goals would be useful.

  179. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Apparently annoying the Yankees runs in the Escobar family…

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

    That’s some damn fine bullpenning by Kelley.

  181. forensic says:

    Very nice job by Kelley. Still think it was made for Nuno, but Kelley did quite well picking up a couple of innings there.

  182. The Real Greg says:

    Overbay!

  183. Havok9120 says:

    Loverbay!

    Awesome.

  184. The Troll Monger says:

    #herpes

  185. The Real Greg says:

    Why no Nuno here? Ask him.

  186. The Troll Monger says:

    Still no Nuno. My heart hurts.

  187. vicki says:

    is the coast clear? i needed to take a break from the, erm, commentary. obviously the friday night mensa meeting let out early.

  188. forensic says:

    Nice win. Good to finally have one with a little bit of a cushion by the end and really nice to get the first game of a series, which hadn’t happened in awhile.

    Hopefully Pettitte can start/continue regrouping tomorrow. They’ll likely need it with Shields going as a tough opponent.

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