Game 38: Let’s Split Two

2013 Draft: Tom Windle
When the Grandy-Man Returns
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(Jason Miller/Getty)

The Yankees and Indians are playing a traditional single-admission doubleheader today, which means Game Two will start not long after Game One ended. The starting pitchers get enough time to warm up, that’s basically it. New York was shutout by Justin Masterson in the first game, and I guess the good news is they are 3-0 following shutout losses so far this season. They need a win this afternoon to leave Cleveland with a split. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Trevor Bauer, who is making the spot start as the Tribe’s 26th man for doubleheader…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 3B Jayson Nix
  3. DH Robinson Cano
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. 1B Lyle Overbay
  6. RF Ben Francisco
  7. 2B Corban Joseph
  8. SS Alberto Gonzalez
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is the former Washington Wild Thing, left-hander Vidal Nuno. This will be his first career big league start, first game action in two weeks, and first start in three weeks.

This game is scheduled to start … soon. It was tentatively set for 3:35pm ET, but it’ll start before that. You can watch on YES. Enjoy.

Roster Update: The Yankees have indeed recalled right-hander Brett Marshall between games. Brennan Boesch was optioned to Triple-A to clear a roster spot. Hard not to think that means Curtis Granderson will be activated off the DL tomorrow.

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2013 Draft: Tom Windle
When the Grandy-Man Returns
  • Havok9120

    Alright gents. Lets go get this.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Because if they don’t
      “it might just be the most embarrassing day in sports history”

      Yes, Sir losing games threads away finding new and amazing ways.

      • Dalek Jeter

        GUYS FIRST PLACE IS ON THE LINE!!!

        • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

          MLB just announced the playoff schedule for this weekend.

  • The Real Greg

    Here we go

  • Dalek Jeter

    Okay, seriously this time. FOR PRUSSIA!!!

    • Havok9120

      Whoa. Pulled out all the formatting stops there.

      • Alkaline

        Needs to be underlined!

        • Havok9120

          Oop. You’re right.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Is there a coding for underlining I tried carrot underline and carrot ul…neither worked.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Please can someone explain this “FOR PRUSSIA” to me?

      • Dalek Jeter
        • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

          THANK YOU!!!!

          I felt so left out.

          LOL

      • Havok9120

        Prussia is awesome. The Yankees are awesome. So it all works.

        I’m too strung out on Benedryl, bourbon, and fire ant venom to really give you a much more detailed explanation than that.

  • JohnnyC

    Boesch sent down to AAA as the corresponding move.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    If it is Claiborne sent down, it would seem the Yankees were a bit shortsighted in their pitching layout today.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      And nevermind.
      I guess NBD with Boesch going down with Grandy due back soon.
      Now if only we can finally get rid of Francisco.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Agree

  • Dalek Jeter

    Mike, Suzyn just said it was Boesch who was sent down.

    • Havok9120

      Can’t be true. Everyone knows that the Yanks are too stupid to do what we think they should

      • Dalek Jeter

        Meh, I would’ve done Francisco, but like Mike said, this means Grandy might be back as soon as tomorrow. Which would be cool. Then again that could mean that instead of Ichiro becoming our 4th outfielder there will be a revolving OF/DH platoon of Ichiro, Francisco, Gardner, and Wells.

  • The Real Greg

    Mo continuing on his journey in cash and prizes.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Joba: ” THEY SHOULD BE ALL MINE!!!!!”

  • Eddard

    Now this is the powerhouse lineup. Let’s go Nuno!

    Seriously, they’re already playing with half a lineup and since they’re playing a DH they are basically cut into another half. Was anyone that surprised they didn’t do much against Masterson? He’s not some AAA spot starter. Reading that game thread you’d think they should have won 12-1.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Brett’s having a rough day so far.

  • The Real Greg

    Gardner has been chasing a lot of pitches lately. High pitches

    • JohnnyC

      That’s poison for someone with his skillset.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can Brett please stop swinging at these awful pitches?

  • JohnnyC

    What’s with chasing the high FBs, Gardy? Not liking being a major leaguer?

  • Havok9120

    Looks like Bauer may be a student of the Phil Coke school of pointing up at fly balls.

  • vicki

    i take no issue with sending boesch down. but suzyn can’t possibly think ben fran wouldn’t clear waivers, can she?

  • JLC 776

    Get it going, Cano…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Good baserunning by Nix. *grumble* I hate having to compliment you. You dick. *grumble*

    • Havok9120

      You’ve really allowed Ma and Pa to exert far too much influence on you.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Can you blame me? Apart from part of one season 3 years ago, the majority of my Yankee Games have been through them. It was supposed to be different this summer, but the first Monday of my summer there’s a double header and I’m working (on what should be a normal day off for me) through a better part of both games.

  • Havok9120

    Oh crap. That was scary looking.

  • The Real Greg

    Cano stepped on his foot.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hah.

    I wonder how many Indians fans are (ignorantly) cursing out Robbie’s name right now.

    • whozat

      Yeah, robbie ran to the back corner of the bag, which is what you’re supposed to do. Bauer had his whole leg draped across the base

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    A run!!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Sweet throw, bro.

  • The Real Greg

    Aviles shouldn’t have thrown that. It was hit too slowly for a DP.

  • Havok9120

    Wow. Defensive clinic going on here this inning.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Yes the Indians playing great D!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Is it me or do teams play bad D against us?

    • vicki

      sure looks that way. while [knock wood] our third-stringers have been pretty solid in the field.

  • JLC 776

    It figures the first run would be scored in that manner!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Cue up Yhakkity Sax.

    • Havok9120
      • Dalek Jeter

        Havok, you’re my favorite.

        • Havok9120

          I love that video. My friends that play sax assure me that he probably should have stroked out after trying to play this so fast.

  • JamieG

    When does Francisco get the boot?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Maybe Wednesday for Adams?
      Either Francisco or Nelson.

      • JamieG

        That’d be great. Nelson is showing me much more than Francisco and we need 3b/ss badly.

    • JLC 776

      He’s going to go 4-4 today. Just watch.

      • JamieG

        I wouldn’t be upset with that with the way our offense looked the first game

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      By Wednesday tops.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Hopefully sooner.

  • Dalek Jeter

    There’s your run, Nuno.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Wow the Yankees line-up.

    LOL

    • The Real Greg

      Hey it already outperformed the Game 1 lineup, granted with some Indians help.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        True

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I can’t think Vidal Nuno without thinking Vidal Sassoon.

    I just 80’s’d myself.

    (No Gore Vidal reference please)

  • JLC 776

    Shut down inning! Viva Vidal!!!

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Nice.

    How refresh a young Yankees starter that actually throws strikes and doesn’t pitch round the plate.

  • Havok9120

    Ouch. YES rubbing in the hopeless inefficacy of the Indians.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So tomorrow Marshall will get optioned when Grandy gets activated
    Wednesday Nelson, or Francisco will get optioned/DFA’d for Adams, and on Thursday our line up will be:
    CF Gardner
    SS Nix
    2B Cano
    DH Hafner
    RF Wells
    LF Granderson
    3B Adams
    1B Overbay
    C Stewart/Romine

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

      I bet Nuno gets optioned for Granderson. No sense in keeping the tired arm and demoting the fresh one.

      • Havok9120

        Makes sense.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Either way, and even with Nix in the 2 hole, that’s a much better team and line up without Francisco in/on it.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Where is Youkilis?

      doesn’t he come of the DL soon

      • Dalek Jeter

        I wouldn’t hold my breath, if they’re calling up Adams and intend to give him a shot at playing everyday, I don’t think Youkilis is going to be back for some time.

    • Pseudoyanks

      Wow, I’m feeling happy to see that lineup.

  • teddy

    ben can’t catch a break, a dreadful call

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Please God by Wednesday.

  • Havok9120

    Man. Ben Fran can’t even get a pity walk.

  • nycsportzfan

    Strange seeing a 114BA, 000BA, 000BA, and 000BA, in the last 4spots of our lineup. Must be the back end of Double dip.

  • nycsportzfan

    Gonzalez really blasted that dribbling single!

  • The Real Greg

    Romine not helping his case to take playing time away form Stewart.

    • JohnnyC

      Romine’s here only because he was already on the 40 man. They apparently don’t really like him as much as they pretended to in the past. He’s just a body for the end of the bench.

  • nycsportzfan

    Numero Nuno time!

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    NICE!!!!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Calling Boog Powell.

    Boog? Where are you?

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Pitches quick ( no walking round the mound) and throws Strikes I’m in love.

  • The Real Greg

    I can see why Nuno is tough to hit.

    If he can locate his fastball, curveball, and slider and differentiate the speeds between them, he is going to get outs no matter what velocity the pitches are.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Apparently Cleveland is doing a Albert Belle bobblehead day this week…Isn’t Albert Belle…a little old for the key demo for bobbleheads. IMO that would be like doing a Chuck Knoblauch bobblehead day at the stadium.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Yeah, really.

      Albert Belle was a big thing in Cleveland back in ’95-’96. Even a 20 year old Indians fan would have no memory of Albert Belle.

      • JohnnyC

        I prefer to call him Joey Belle.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Has there been any word on how many pitches Nuno will likely be allowed to throw today?

    • The Real Greg

      75-80.

    • Havok9120

      I heard ~75 from….LoHud?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Thanks, both.

  • The Real Greg

    That one at least was in the zone, Gardner

  • vicki

    from schoenfield, espn: yanks have lost only one game this season after taking the lead. their record when leading at the start of each inning:

    second: 4-0
    third: 9-0
    fourth: 13-0
    fifth: 14-0
    sixth: 16-1
    seventh: 18-0
    eighth: 20-0
    ninth: 20-0

    obviously you credit the back-end of the bullpen, which we don’t have today. but it’s also (further) testament to the pitching in general, and a big reason why it’s been so pleasurable to follow these ragtags. nothing more painful than giving up a lead.

    • The Real Greg

      I think the one that we lost was in Tampa Bay when Robertson gave up 3 runs in the 8th inning.

      • Havok9120

        We won that game, as I recall. Though I may be thinking of his other implosion.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Wrong.

        Either you’re thinking of DRob’s 9th inning implosion from May 2012, or you’re thinking of his 8th inning implosion against Toronto from April, a game they eventually won anyway.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I assume your talking about this game, against the Jays, which they won.

    • Kramerica Industries

      100 internet points to anyone who can name the game they lost, without looking it up.

      Because, yes, I already know the answer.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        Ccs game

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Nope, but I already looked it up.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Which one?

          And wrong, anyway.

          • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

            I was thinking of CCs vs. Tampa. But that was wrong.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        Was it the game IN Toronto that they lost? Ye only one they lost there?

        • Kramerica Industries

          Yes!

          Nova started that game, had a 4-2 lead, and then predictably imploded in the 6th. Lost 8-4 (or was it 8-5? who cares).

          Though there was also that game in Detroit, also started by Nova, where the Yankees took the lead in the 6th, but then surrendered it right back. Didn’t register up there, I suppose.

          • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

            Goodcall. I remember that now. Lawrie was getting all cuckoo with his histrionics that day and deserved to get punched.

          • vicki

            i think the wording “when leading at the start of each inning” is key.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)
        • vicki

          how could anyone forget? redneck douche psychopath.

  • trr

    El Nuno………

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Indians announcers complaining on every single pitch over these 2 games.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    AWWWw Robbie

    • JohnnyC

      Robbie not a fan of disco music. Doesn’t do the hustle.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Robbie’s slumped on this road-trip, really.

    7-31 now, which is a .226 average.

    • The Real Greg

      And we’re going to have a winning record on the road trip, unbelievably.

  • Anderson Silva

    Robbie has been pretty bad lately. We need his bat back ASAP.

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

      This is how Robbie has always hit. He goes on these tears where he hits everything that comes remotely close to the plate and then goes into terrible slumps where he can’t hit the broad side of the barn.

      Ultimately you don’t care since by the end of the year his numbers are MVP worthy.

      • Wheels

        Unfortunately , if one of those slumps come in the playoffs we’re screwed.

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

          This has been his luck in the playoffs so far. OF course, the flip side is that if he ever gets hot in the playoffs he can virtually carry the team by himself.

          • Kramerica Industries

            He was pretty stellar in 2010 and, I think, also in 2011.

            But, yeah, the flip side is those ’09 and ’12 postseasons of incredible wretchedness.

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

              I don’t remember him ever being particularly great, not that it means much.

              • Brian S.

                He was awesome in 2010 and 2011 playoffs.

            • Wheels

              So the question is, do you give him a huge contract?

              • Brian S.

                Of course you do. By the time he sucks Teixeira and Jeter’s contracts will be off the books.

                • Brian S.

                  And I used to be pro-trade Robbie but the more I think about it the more I realize there just won’t be any marquee players to hit free agency that could replace his production. And I want to see him get to 3000 hits in a Yankee uniform.

                  • Wheels

                    Im just glad he dumped Scott Boras.

                    • Brian S.

                      He’s still getting >200 million methinks.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Very possible, and probable that Hank’s the one signing that check.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Damn that was it

  • The Real Greg

    And Bauer is just getting away with his wildness. Barely.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Lyle just missed it.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Mildly surprised that Nuno gets to wear #34.

    Sort of a mainstream number for a temp.

    • jdp

      Derek Lowe, A.J., Hughes in 2008

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Other than Mel as coach, pretty much. Somehow, I remembered it being Doug Drabek’s number.

  • Brian S.

    Let’s go Nunoooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So here’s what I missed, from what I can tell:

    The Yankees lost the first game 1-0, and Greg believes it’s because they didn’t really want to be there.

    I’ve always heard Cleveland has this one amazing ice cream place. Maybe they just wanted to be there.

  • The Real Greg

    Nuno is not as comfortable in the stretch. Missing location more

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I have to watch the Indians feed and I was just forced to watch Swisher’s “I’m an Ohio boy, come watch the Indians” promo.

    PUKE. So glad he’s gone.

    • WhittakerWalt

      But he is from Ohio.
      You’re really that mad that a player records promos for his new team? Sheesh.

  • Brian S.

    Nuno might only be able to go one more inning :(

  • The Real Greg

    OMG Ben Francisco did something!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Hit #400 for Ben Francisco. You guys are just trying to depress me now, aren’t you?

  • Brian S.

    OH MY GOD FRANCISCO GOT A HIT

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Dude, where you been? It’s been a while since we’ve seen you here.

      • Brian S.

        Busy at school mostly. Don’t get to watch the Yankees where I’m at so really have only been able to look at box scores during the evening.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Well, you are missed. Someone needs to toot the horn of the prospects around here.

          • Brian S.

            I tell you; watch out for this Zachary Nuding guy. Ace.

  • MannyGeee

    Congrats to the Great Pablo Francisco for finally getting that pesky 400th hit out of the way. Its all downhill from here, buddy…. Here’s to 400 more, hopefully in Miami or Milwaukee or some shit

  • Brian S.

    Just work the walk CoJo…

  • Brian S.

    Soon Bauer’s WHIP will be higher than his ERA

  • The Real Greg

    What’s saving Bauer is that he is getting his changeup over for a strike at times. That is confusing the hitters.

    • The Real Greg

      It also doesn’t hurt that he is facing an AAAA lineup with Cano and Gardner slumping

      • JohnnyC

        Appropriate that Girardi’s playing these games like they’re Spring Training games. Guess no one pointed out that these games actually count.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Who would you recommend they put out there?

          • JohnnyC

            The same lineup he used to sweep the Royals this weekend. If you can beat Shields and Santana, you can beat Masterson. Dividing up the roster evenly for both games gives you less chance to win either game. Go for the split like Francona did, using his A lineup in Game 1. Girardi’s playing it like he has little expectation of winning either game.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              He’s playing it like he’s trying to have a chance to win both games.

            • vicki

              the indians have no starters on the dl; francona has worlds more flexibility (three switch-hitters don’t hurt). some of the guys you wanted to start for us will be available to pinch hit.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          He’s playing these games like they are a Double Header with an injury depleted roster, in mid-may.
          Wtf do you expect?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Is it New-no or New-nyo? Sterling is saying it the second way, and he’s never mispronounced a player’s name before.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I can’t imagine that last name being spelled the latter way. Sounds like Sterling’s trying to over-ethnize him.

      Then again, I’m the one who was surprised when he didn’t speak with an accent, so who am I to talk.

      • Winter

        According to wikipedia his name is actually Vidal Nuño, so Sterling would actually be right (!). That being said, wikipedia might be wrong.

      • WhittakerWalt

        OK, wikipedia tells me it’s Vidal Nuño. I guess a lot of people have just been lazy about typing the tilde.

        • Winter

          Most people don’t bother with Nu(ñ)ez either.

        • WhittakerWalt

          This website, for one.

    • Wheels

      I think it’s the latter.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        In Spanish, you wouldn’t pronounce the first syllable “new,” though.

        We’re aiming for perfect diction here.

        • Wheels

          Yes, of course.

    • vicki

      there is a tilde.

  • The Real Greg

    I’d get the bullpen up. I think Nuno is starting to tire.

    • JohnnyC

      They said he might be good for 75 pitches.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Then he’s getting pretty damn close.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its pretty amazing how almost every time an opposing hitter hits a ball in the gap Im thinking shit thats an extra-base hit then Gardner winds up making it a routine out.

  • Brian S.

    It’s not like Nuno to walk people.

    • The Real Greg

      He’s getting tired.

      Luckily he was able to finish the inning.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Tired. Perhaps nibbling more with MLB guys in his first start. It happens.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Four workman-like innings from Nuno. Very nice to see. Thank you, sir.

  • Eddard

    Eduardo Nuney goes on the DL and his cousin El Nuno picks up right where he left off. Someone asked me in the confidence thread if I felt good about the team in 2015. If Nuno is starting for them I do.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      And if Nuno goes down, they’ll bring in Muno from “Yo Gabba Gabba.” Razzle dazzle!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Well done Nuno.

  • The Real Greg

    The only pitch he’s been over to throw effectively for a strike is the changeup so it is hard for the Yankees to make effective contact.

  • Winter

    That curveball was, if not nasty, at least impolite.

  • Wheels

    Damn Robbie, big whiff.

  • The Real Greg

    It’s official. Cano is in his “swing at everything” mode

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Maybe he doesn’t want to be there.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I have no way of knowing since Ma and Pa never give pitch location, but is Robbie swinging at a lot of crap outside the zone? He’s been slumping mightily lately, and I’m just wondering if he’s doing it to himself.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Surprised Nuno is still pitching.

    • The Real Greg

      So am I. Probably in a “one batter gets on” mode

  • vicki

    so you think they cut off the beer after the 7th of the first game? probably not. 13.5 innings; those yokels are wasted.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can’t be pushing him for the W if he’s losing effectiveness.

  • The Real Greg

    Oh my goodness, he’s not going to take him out.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Very long leash.

  • The Real Greg

    STRIKE THREE CALLED!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice job, Vidal.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nice paint on the final pitch of his day.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Love the K. Hate hearing Sterling call the K.

    • Eddard

      STRIKE 3 CALLED! YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, ICE WATER IN HIS VEINS!!!!! I got chills.

      • WhittakerWalt

        More like “STRAYYY-IIIKE Three!”

  • Eddard

    El Nuno! We are looking good for the future.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nuno makes Joe look like a genius-

  • Troll

    Romine sucks. Bring up Murphy or Sanchez, damnit.

    • Troll

      Works every time. He felt the heat . . .

  • sangreal

    Really hope they can get the Nuno the win for this one. Great job

  • The Real Greg

    I know there’s 4 innings to go, but it would be poetic justice to do to the Indians what they did to us in the first game.

  • Eddard

    We’re getting a great look at our future today. Phelps, Preston, Nuno, Warren. Shut them down!!!!!!!! Lose 1-0, Win 1-0!

  • Kramerica Industries

    14 total innings of baseball today.

    2 runs combined.

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

    These games are crazy. There’s a very real chance that we can have two 1-0 games in a row.

    • The Real Greg

      And both involving runs scored in the first inning only

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Feel free to add some insurance runs now.

  • Pseudoyanks

    If this score holds, will this go down as the most boring double header of the modern era?

    • Tom Q

      It’s a moot point now, but, to answer your question: the Mets in their Amazin’ year 1969 won both ends of a double-header 1-0, with both runs driven in by the starting pitcher.

      • Pseudoyanks

        Haha, thanks TomQ

  • Pseudoyanks

    Really wanted to see CoJo get that!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice job, Cojo.
    Risky extra base, though.

  • The Real Greg

    Nice hustle if not stupid by Joseph.

    Now sac him in.

  • Eddard

    Lead off double for CoJo! Bunt him over and knock him in.

    • Preston

      Never, Never, Never, Never, Ever BUNT!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Incompetence.

  • The Real Greg

    And of course Gonzalez can’t bunt at all.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hahah. Wow. Amazing.

  • Alkaline

    Nice job Cojo

  • teddy

    cut that lose, in excuseable

  • Eddard

    Why can’t a puny little SS bunt? That’s his job!

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

    NICE.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Da Kids!!!!!!1

  • The Real Greg

    THERE YOU GO ROMINE!

  • Alkaline

    I feel like I’m back in Scranton watching a game!

  • fabricio

    yes romine and cojo!!!! fuck yes!!!

  • Eddard

    ROMINE! THE FUTURE IS NOW, FOLKS!!!!!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

  • Preston

    COJO driven in by Romine!!! This is what makes following prospects worthwhile.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Run(s)!

  • vicki

    go trolley frogs!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      heh

  • Eddard

    Just goes to show you what can happen when you give these kids a chance. Phelps, Preston, Nuno, Warren, Romine, Cojo. A glimpse into the future.

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

    So odd that we’re all worried about CC and his 3.23 ERA. I mean, I’m not ashing anybody for it, I was vaguely worried too. But when you actually look at your ERA you gotta scratch your head.

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

      *bashing

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

        and HIS Era, not your

    • The Real Greg

      Well in this game, the main reason of worry is who’s opposing him.

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

        Of course. I said worried about CC, not worried about tomorrow’s game.

    • vicki

      don’t we fret about cc every april/may? it’s tradition.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’m more worried about the diminished velocity. But if he figures out a way to pitch effectively anyway, I will feel much better.

  • Wheels

    Yesss

  • The Real Greg

    Nix is rollin’ on the road

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    An offensive explosion!

  • Eddard

    Jayson Nix always in the middle of something good for the Yankees!

  • teddy

    how is nix not on 2nd

    • The Real Greg

      Don’t risk it with one out. Keep a Sac Fly in order.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Damn Robbie, that’s over your damn head.

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

    Yowsa, Cano looks bad right now.

  • Wheels

    Jesus

    • Wheels

      But way to be Vernon

  • The Real Greg

    Jesus Robbie, that pitch wasn’t even close

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Robbie’s in one of his swing at anything modes

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Vernon Wells.
    Just keeps getting it done.

  • The Real Greg

    And Vernon picks him up

  • Karl Krawfid

    You can’t help but enjoy this team.

    • vicki

      very much this. i’m sick in bed with a flu or something but i couldn’t be happier. (codeine cough medicine don’t hurt.)

      • Karl Krawfid

        Get better soon

  • your mom

    What the shit Cano?

    Wells picking you up there.

  • The Real Greg

    There it is. I heard it.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      ?

      • The Real Greg

        What Kenny was talking about. A fan was taunting Vernon Wells just before he got that RBI single.

        He said “Hey Vernon, have you done anything lately?”

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

    I’d like to point out that Greg and I are getting along shockingly well this year. I’m not sure why that is.

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

      …As compared to last year.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Loverbay!!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile!

  • teddy

    5 spot this is what the yankees needed

  • Eddard

    ALL THE WAY TO THE WALL!!!!! What a ballclub this is.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Loverbay!

  • your mom

    Warren proofed? I guess Marshall can stay at the hotel.

  • your mom

    So Overbay or Tex?

    • The Real Greg

      At this point, honestly,

      I would dump Hafner and keep Overbay as DH/1B.

      • Troll

        Keep Overbay. Platoon Tex with Hafner. The MT25 is destined for the junkyard if he continues his downward spiral.

        • The Real Greg

          Hafner has cooled down and he has no defensive abilities at all.

          You rotate Overbay and Tex at 1st and DH for awhile.

          • Jim Is Bored

            Look at Hafner’s statline even after he’s “cooled down”.

            And look at Overbay’s even with his unexpected power.

            Yeah, you’re insane.

            • The Real Greg

              You can’t deny the production that Overbay has brought. How can you just dump that.

              • Kramerica Industries

                It would be hard, but a lot of it was recently propped up from Friday night’s game.

                Hafner in general is a better hitter than Overbay. I’d much rather keep Pronk. He’s cooled down? Barring injury, I’d bet he’ll heat up again real soon.

          • Troll

            I can’t help myself. I have an irrational love for Pronk. He just looks too damn good in pinstripes.

      • Jim Is Bored

        Are you insane?

  • fabricio

    yessssss more runs

  • teddy

    touchdown

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    lol

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I love how on some of these away games, Colorado and here in particular, when the Yanks do something good there’s an initial cheer picked up by audio in a different part of the stadium followed by confused silence ….then.random boos by the home fans attempting to drown out the cheers where they would’ve otherwise been silent.

    It’s the most verifiable way for discerning between “Indian (or team X) fans” and Yankee-haters. They hate the Yanks more than they love their team.

    • JohnnyC

      Their teams are so bad and their jealousy is so great that’s what they’re reduced to.

  • teddy

    to save warren, marshall pitch the 8th and 9th

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    oof, CoJo

  • The Real Greg

    Another blown call for umpires.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Ummm, yeah, about that defense CoJo.

  • The Real Greg

    He played better at first base than his natural position

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Let Warren finish the game so he can get the save

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    For entertainment purposes:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interac.....&_r=0

  • SDB

    I love this team. That is all.

    Now I just hope Warren pitches through the 8th and 9th without a problem to save the bullpen for the coming week.

    (Potential of having a doubleheader split, with only Warren, Nuno, Claiborne, Logan and Phelps used from the BP… wow.)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Remember that time David Huff nearly got decapitated by ARod?

    Man, that guy can really do everything wrong, even when it’s completely unintentional.

    • The Real Greg

      I was just thinking about that. Using that exact wordage of decapitation.

    • McLovin

      Went to that game just sayin.

  • Wheels

    Stoked on this probable win.

  • Troll

    You still want to keep Gardner over Ichiro when Curtis comes back, Mike? While I’ve never been a true fan of Brett “The Jet” Gardner, I think it’s become wildly obvious that the man is, more or less, a one-tool player. He’s never been that great of a hitter and he can’t steal to save his life. Ichiro also has magic in his bones. His body harnesses an ancient Japanese spirit that inspires luck and marvel. He is the chosen one. Gardner is not.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      And yet Ichiro has been significantly worse than Gardner.

      • The Real Greg

        I will say this. At least Ichiro has shown a hot streak this year. Gardner has not shown that.

        • Troll

          Bingo. Gardner’s mediocre at best. Ichiro is a hit machine at HIS best.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Gardner has yet to have a hot streak and he STILL has better numbers. That means Ichiro has put up a whole lot of awful outside of his hot streak.

            • Troll

              Gardner isn’t the streaking type. I guess we’ll just have to see who finishes with better numbers at season’s end.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                Gardner isn’t the streaking type

                Actually he has been in his career. Very much so. He just hasn’t had much of a hot streak yet this season.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          And yet Ichiro’s number are significantly worse. That Ichiro has already had a hot streak and STILL has been worse overall really isn’t an argument in favor of Ichiro. It’s an argument against Ichiro.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    In Cleveland, you’re only allowed to use terrible rap songs as your walk-up music.

    “We’re trying to project that we’re young, lovable and cool. Cool in the way that an Iroc-Z is cool when compared to an Aston Martin.”

  • vicki

    insert swisher garbage time meme.

  • heismanziel

    Fox is bringing 24 back next may, Yanks bats explode in game 2, Great NBA games tonight. Pretty Good day.

  • Anderson Silva

    very impressive pitching from the farmhands today

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    By the way, kudos to both Nuno AND Phelps today. They both pitched great. Phelps pitched better than Nuno actually.

    • Dan in Athens

      And Warren.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        Yes, and Warren. Gets the save.

  • Anderson Silva

    Robbie needs a day off.. he’s terrible right now, hacking at everything

  • teddy

    d@mm give up 1 run in 2 games and get a split

  • Wheels

    Well done boys

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    #6 and #7 starters, no Mo, no DRob

    Give up 1 run in 17 innings.

    Well done.

  • AndrewYF

    When Granderson returns, my confidence for this team will officially be back up to an 8.