Game 39: Granderson returns

Yankees return home for six-game homestand, Curtis Granderson expected back in lineup
Joba allows two singles in first minor league rehab game
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The first place New York Yankees just got their 40-homer outfielder back.

As expected, Curtis Granderson was activated off the DL earlier today, adding some thump and much-needed depth to the lineup. As an added bonus, he is shifting to left field as the Yankees look to optimized their defense by keeping Brett Gardner in center. I can’t imagine Granderson is happy about that, especially in his free agent year, but I’m guessing we won’t hear a peep out of him. Dude is a total pro. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Felix Hernandez…

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

And on the mound is left-hander CC Sabathia.

Little chilly, but otherwise the weather in New York is wonderful. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Kevin Youkilis Update: Youkilis (back) is still limited to light workouts in Tampa, basically playing catch and fielding grounders hit right at him. Doesn’t sound like he is close to returning at all.

Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira (wrist) continues to take batting practice in addition to running and fielding drills. He’s been doing that for a few days now, but there is no word on when he will be able to begin playing minor league games.

Alex Rodriguez Update: A-Rod (hip) is hitting in the batting cage and sprinting, but nothing more. He still has a long way to go, obviously.

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Yankees return home for six-game homestand, Curtis Granderson expected back in lineup
Joba allows two singles in first minor league rehab game
  • Eddard

    We pick up Grandy but lose Hafner. Amazing. Even more amazing is that Austin Romine gets the nod at catcher tonight.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I was pleasantly shocked to see Romine in the lineup. That RBI double yesterday must have been the first realization he actually can hold a bat properly.

      • trr

        But what of the quick stick of Chris Stewart?

      • forensic

        I’m surprised too. I thought he’d catch Hughes tomorrow so everyone could freak out and blame him after a few homers.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          I wonder in how many games the Mariners have hit “a few” homers?

          • vicki

            more than once, since they have two more hr’s than games played.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Ichiro is in the line up. Crisis averted.

  • Winter

    I know it’s great that Granderson is back and all, but he just plain strikes out too much. I’d much rather see Ben Francisco playing, at least he can put the ball in play.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Winter…I like you, but please tell me you’re kidding?

      • Winter

        Yeah, I’m kidding. I guess there are enough crazy opinions out there that a “/sarcasm” is always warranted.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      BUT WE CAN’T MESS WIT DA MOMENTUM! GRANDSON WILL DESRUPT IT ALL WIT ALL DA STRIKEOUTS! U NO BEN FRANCISCO HAS 2 PLAY! HE IS PART OF THE TIGHT GROOP THAT WON DA GAMEZ!!!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    If I’m reading/understanding this tweet right https://twitter.com/arresteddev/status/334429623838461953

    The Banana Stand is going to be at the stadium tomorrow?! Can somebody confirm or deny this??

    • GB Sr.

      There’s always money in the Banana Stand!

      • Michael Bluth

        Yeah, well pop, I burned it down. So you can just think about that.

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

      That will be chaotic. A friend was at the stand in midtown yesterday and said the line went around the corner and down the block.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m completely okay with the waiting on a line, I just don’t know if my friend is going to be willing to go to the Bronx just for the chance at a Bluth Banana. That’s why I want to know if it’s just the Yankees PR in cahoots w/ AD’s PR team to give out Bananas or if that’s where the stand is going to be…

      • The Doctor

        I stopped by too late for a banana, but there was still a line around the block to take your picture with the stand. Absolutely ridiculous.

        Actually rewatching some random Arrested Development while waiting for the game.

    • Winter

      I’ve never been more upset not to be going to a Yankees game.

      Ok, maybe that’s not true. But AD + Yankees? I’m afraid I just blue myself.

      • vicki

        nice.

  • Command and Conquer

    Reinforcements have arrived.

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Love it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Thank God for a Game Thread. I’ve been in extreme work procrastination mode for about an hour now.

    Prussia shits on King Felix.

    • Troll

      You’ve been in procrastination mode for an hour? You’re kidding, right? You’re on this site from sun-up to sun-down. Anyone who visits RAB can see that your entire life is a giant procrastination . . .

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “Anyone who visits RAB can see that your entire life is a giant procrastination . . .”

        When Troll backs into something that’s actually a quarter-truth…

        • Troll

          We’ll take that deflection as an admission of guilt. I hear porn is an admirable hobby. You should look into that.

          • Get Phelps Up

            “I’m coming Mom, I just need to send this one comment”

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Wow. That had…..absolutely nothing to do with what I just wrote.

            Like I’ve said before, at some point, we all turn off our PCs. I’m no longer R-Tils, and you’re no longer Troll. All we have when we go to bed at night is who we…really…are…

            • WhittakerWalt

              No, I’m pretty sure he’s always Troll.

      • BFDeal

        Ignore Troll, he’s just a “Dummy Playing With Balls”.

  • WhittakerWalt

    “The first place New York Yankees just got their 40-homer outfielder back.”

    Boooooo, 40 homers! TOO MANY STRIKEOUTS!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Fire Kevin Long! Everyone said so!

      • WhittakerWalt

        Play Musty or STFU!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Montero isn’t even in the lineup against the lefty. How he has fallen.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      And with Ibanez at DH vs. the lefty.

      Wow.

      • forensic

        Yup, pretty sad. That whole organization is just one big mess.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The perfect time for him to just switch dugouts and, voila, a prospect is reborn. I will take Brett Marshall by the hand and walk him back over the Seattle dugout if needed.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hey guys, how easy/fast is it to get from 5th and 27th to YSIII?

    • vicki

      B/D from herald square? they sometimes go express before the games. if you’re talking about right now, though, expect to miss half the game with felix and cc pitching.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Pretty much. You’ll get there by 7:45 or so if you get to 34h right now.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yeah, google said to take the B, I’m thinking about tomorrow, I’m meeting some friends in Herald Square and we’re gonna go to the Stadium to get Bluth Bananas.

        • vicki

          good.

          what sucks is no more yankee clipper; you could’ve picked up the ferry at 36th and the east river. i always took it from the seaport. best part was having a bar and a bathroom – head! – for the ride home. damn you, new york waterway.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Took it from Wall St. once as well. Loved it.

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

      30-45 minutes? Get on the 6 at 28th and switch to the 4 at Grand Central.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Or that. Two block walk to Park Ave. South from 5th.

        • vicki

          i reeeeally hate transferring.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            ….with a stroller.

            THAT’S the worst.

    • forensic

      Where’s Ben when you need him?

  • Brian Cashman

    YOUR DAMMED RIGHT ROMINE IS IN THERE.
    i told joe play him or i will bring Posada back.

    • Jacob the OG

      I would totally take 41 year old Jorge at catcher over Stewie, Probably just me though

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’ll……go with Stewie there. Let’s keep our “return of Jorge” in the fantasy realm.

        • Jacob the OG

          No argument, true fantasy wishes

        • WhittakerWalt

          Catching duties aside, I’d still take JoPo at the plate in a big spot. Hell, I’d still take Bernie over Stew.

  • your mom

    Felix Hernandez, king of the shitty Mariners.

  • Jacob the OG

    Am I the only one getting tired of Robbie in the 2 hole? Guess it has not been too bad since they are winning. Oh and welcome back Grandy! Pop a few HR’s tonight!

    • forensic

      I also hate him batting there, so you’re not the only one.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I liked it, but with Granderson back, I’d swap the two.

  • vicki

    well done, crowd, to applaud the dark lord.

  • Pseudoyanks

    I feel like it’s another Opening Day.

  • Anderson Silva

    Welcome back Grandy! Hit us a few HRs!

  • Pasta

    Cc looks sharp

  • Pasta

    Gary lane needs to be more demonstative in his calls

  • Pseudoyanks

    Looks like there are more fans in my condo than in YS.

  • fabricio

    i didnt hear the roll call did they do it?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Huh, Felix didn’t strike me as the type to get a neck tattoo…

  • forensic

    Everything you look at with Felix is just like video game numbers.

    Dude’s amazing, and then he goes and takes it to another level against the Yankees.

  • forensic

    Nice job Gardy. A 1st inning run sure would be nice.

  • Anderson Silva

    Gardner better run or this is most likely a DP. Robbie has been hitting a ton of weak grounders lately

  • Wheels

    Nice Gardy

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    lol Shoppach

    Montero could’ve done that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I thought Montero didn’t start today.

  • forensic

    See how bad Montero is behind the pla…

    oh, wait, that’s Shoppach, anyone can accidentally drop the ball, no big deal.

  • The Real Greg

    Gotta get at least a run here. Can’t waste this chance

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Gardner should steal a base every time he is on in this series.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Grandy’s gonna go yard I can feel it.

  • The Real Greg

    Dammit Gardner you have to advance there.

    • Wheels

      Grrr

    • trr

      Yup He’s so timid on the basepaths

  • trr

    Already in mid-season form!

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      lmao

    • The Real Greg

      It’s Felix so you can’t use that line.

      • trr

        I’m just being a wise ass; we need a productive Granderson

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    DFA GRANDERSON!!!

  • Eddard

    Way to go, Grandy. Francisco could have done that.

  • forensic

    Geez Granderson, can’t you just strikeout and make one out instead of two???

  • Dalek Jeter

    TRADEHIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIREHIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIREGIRARDI!!!

    but no seriously, That was a great chance to get an early run of a dominant pitcher :(

    • The Real Greg

      I blame Gardner. He should have advanced to 3rd on that flyball.

      And you can’t bring up the DP because it’s a fallacy.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Greg. I have no words.

      • Troll

        Just because you have an unbridled penchant for yelling “FALLACY” doesn’t make the double play any less likely. Gardner advances . . . so what? Granderson is just as likely to GIDP. He also could’ve hit a homerun, struck out, or walked. All were probable outcomes with or without Gardner advancing.

  • Anderson Silva

    you have to score when you get chances like this against Felix… bad job by the offence

  • Troll

    Thanks, Curtis. You just ruined the Yankees’ one opportunity to score a run. Asshole.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ben Francisco would have found a way to hit into a triple play there.

  • forensic

    CC’s lucky to get that ball back. That pitch had ‘hit me out of the park’ written all over it.

  • Pseudoyanks

    Ichiro’s arm looked pretty good there. Still Plus?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Probably, but his wind-up speed release makes it average IMO.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Once he gets around to releasing the ball, yes.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Inexcusable.

  • Wheels

    For crying out loud

  • forensic

    Take your fucking time CC.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He was late, as usual, but he was also unneeded on the play.
      No reason to make the play more complicated than necessary.

      • forensic

        I thought Overbay was too far back to get there. I still put it on CC.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          I thought Overbay definitely could have gotten there.

          CC still needs to get there, but Overbay could’ve made the play.

  • The Real Greg

    Overbay should taken that himself.

  • Pasta

    He really does look like the bad guy from harry potter movies

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

    Uh, Lyle.

  • Anderson Silva

    fucking overbay, why wait for the 300-pound pitcher to cover first? why not go to first yourself?

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly. You can’t beat Ibanez to the bag.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        You can’t?

        • The Real Greg

          I should have put that with a question mark? I was questioning Overbay. My fault

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m with the booth…that’s Loverbay’s ball.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Not Loverbay’s finest moment.

  • trr

    credit Ibanez for hustling… If that was Cano, he would’ve been jogging

  • The Real Greg

    It’s ironic that while we were pissed for not scoring against Felix, the M’s should be pissed for not scoring against CC.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Difference, we had our 4 hitter up, they had their 7-8 guys up.

      • The Real Greg

        A 4 hitter that just got back from the DL.

        • forensic

          If that’s going to be the excuse, then don’t bat him 4th yet.

          • The Real Greg

            I was a bit surprised that Girardi did that. Maybe 5th or 2nd.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      IT’S LIKE RAAAAAAAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAAAAAAAY.

    • forensic

      The Yankees had men on 1st and 2nd with 0 outs with the 3-4-5 hitters coming up.

      The Mariners had a man on 2nd with 1 out with their 6 hitter coming up and men on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs with their 8 hitter coming up.

      Those aren’t even close to the same situation. The Yankees could’ve scored without another hit, and when you have a chance like that against a pitcher like Felix, you need to take advantage of it.

      • The Real Greg

        I agree. But both teams should feel that way.

        Mariners are so starved for runs that they will take them any way they can get them.

        • forensic

          For what it’s worth, the Yankees have scored a grand total of 4 more runs than them in May, while having played 3 more games. The Yankees are kind of starved for runs too.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Not thinking are we Lyle. Well, no harm no foul.

  • Wheels

    Redeem yourself Lyle.

  • Pasta

    We should just get a matress out there for CC to fall on after every pitch.

  • trr

    Great; now everybody’s pissed off!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Did Overbay strike out on a 2-1 pitch?

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • Wheels

      Yes! Wtf?

      • The Doctor

        YES had it wrong. He fouled one off and took strike 2.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Red Sox Friend just looked over at my PC in a very confused manner. Love it.

  • The Real Greg

    Not a good time for the Lyle Overbay commercial.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Did overbay strike out on a 2-1 pitch?!

    • Wheels

      Rewound my DVR, the ump totally fucked up. How come nobody on the Yankees caught it?

      • forensic

        The 3rd pitch of the AB was a strike, making it 1-2 instead of 2-1.

        He didn’t fuck up, unless you count calling a clearing high pitch a strike, as the fuck up.

        • Wheels

          Yeah, I thought that was a ball.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    He definitely looks bored.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Rough day for Loverbay.

  • Anderson Silva

    Overbay does not like CC

  • The Real Greg

    Praise has gone to Overbay’s head apparently

    • Get Phelps Up

      Serious?

      • The Real Greg

        No I just being a bit sarcastic.

        • Get Phelps Up

          *exhales*

  • sangreal

    Kevin Youkilis Update: Youkilis (back) is still limited to light workouts in Tampa, basically playing catch and fielding grounders hit right at him. Doesn’t sound like he is close to returning at all.

    Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira (wrist) continues to take batting practice in addition to running and fielding drills. He’s been doing that for a few days now, but there is no word on when he will be able to begin playing minor league games.

    On the radio today, Cash said next week probably for Youk and first week of June for Tex

    • CountryClub

      Rehab games or back with yanks?

      • sangreal

        Back with Yanks. Specifically he said Orioles/Rays series for Youkilis

  • forensic

    Geez Overbay, really playing well early on here tonight…

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Marv Levy: “What the hell is goin on out there?!!!”

    • The Real Greg

      I think that was Lombardi.

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

        Ouch. You’re right. I could only remember the voice, not the face. What a blunder…..

  • The Doctor

    Oh for God’s sake…

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    When Tex coming back ?

  • Pasta

    Loverbay needs a day off adams will be at 1st tomorrow

  • fabricio

    dam overbay is getting nervous the regulars are coming back

  • Eddard

    Grandy is just fine in LF. This will be a good change for him.

  • Pasta

    Today is ben francisco ladt day in pinstripes

    • Pasta

      Last

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Maybe

    • forensic

      May not want to get all your hopes up for that one.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s Overbay run and that’s almost game over.

    • The Real Greg

      Not in a literal sense but a we’re facing King Felix sense.

  • Anderson Silva

    very nice job by Overbay..that run scores because of his shitty play

  • Eddard

    Overbay cost CC a run. He’ll need to hit a HR off Felix to compensate.

  • Pasta

    That throw from cano was horrible.

  • The Doctor

    So lesson learned Lyle: you can botch one play and maybe get away with it, but two in two innings and you’re going to screw us over.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Montero definitely could’ve done that.

  • Anderson Silva

    strikeout doubles are awesome!

  • fabricio

    fuck yess!!!!! nice hustle!!!

  • Eddard

    Chris Nelson! Francisco would have struck out and then fallen flat on his face.

  • The Real Greg

    Looks like Seattle wants to give us the run back

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Just got here. I see it’s 7-0, I mean 1-0. How’d they get the run?

    • Brian S.

      Overbay being a jerk

  • Get Phelps Up
  • forensic

    When did Montero kidnap Shoppach and get back behind the plate?

  • The Doctor

    Position players must be getting paid by the minute today. Some hysterical defense on both ends so far.

  • Botz

    That scripted zoo York bit was cringe worthy.

    • Wheels

      That’s his signature, or tag, says David. Ha

    • The Doctor

      “Is is name Tag or Chaz?”
      “His name’s Chaz, it’s called a tag.”
      “Oh…”

      I died inside.

  • Anderson Silva

    why not a squeeze with Gardner?? instead hes down 0-2…

    • The Real Greg

      Well Gardner’s bunting ability is not good.

      • Anderson Silva

        his hitting is even worse, definitely not what got him to the majors

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Game cast: Chris Nelson strikes out, advances to first on passed ball, advances to second on error by player, player.

    That darn Playa Player

  • Brian S.

    Son of a bitch Romine you can’t even move the runner over?

    • The Doctor

      He… did… what are you watching?

    • forensic

      Huh? Romine did move him over.

      • Brian S.

        I’m following the box score and it said he grounded out to first with Nelson on second. Nothing about the runner advancing. Sorry.

  • Dan in Athens

    Fucking pathetic.

  • forensic

    Ugh, Gardy, can’t take that pitch…

  • The Real Greg

    Gardner has been the offensive goat of the game. Failure

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He has their only hit.

    • forensic

      Guess you’re going to ignore the fact that he’s the only guy on the team with a hit so far tonight?

      • The Real Greg

        Failed to move over to third in the 1st to set up a sac opportunity.

        Failed to drive in the run with a sacrifice in the 3rd.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Not sure he would have made it in the first, not sure how good Morse’s arm is. And your ignoring that it wouldn’t have mattered if he didn’t have the team’s only hit and then steal 2B.

          The second one was a definite fail, but he’s hardly alone in fail today.

          • The Real Greg

            When you go against an elite pitcher, you have to do more to succeed. You can’t just get a hit and steal a base. You have to advance at every opportunity.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              Yes.
              But Gardner’s at least done something to help the cause.
              The rest of the lineup has done absolutely 0 with the exception of Nelson’s hustle K.
              Gardner’s not enough is more than the rest of the offense has done combined.

        • forensic

          And still has their only hit. That alone keeps him from being the biggest goat so far.

          • The Real Greg

            Hits aren’t the only thing. He has to do more.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              What has anyone else done?

            • forensic

              Sure, but he’s done more than anyone else in the lineup has, so it’s not all on him.

  • Pasta

    Gardy fail!

  • Anderson Silva

    plenty of chances so far

  • fabricio

    swing at everything mode cano dam it!!

  • forensic

    3 innings, had a chance to score runs without needing a hit in two of them and failed both times. Not good at all.

    • The Real Greg

      And Gardner was in the center of both failures.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Damn Gardner really needs to stop getting in scoring position to be in the center of his teammates failing to drive him in, eh?

        • The Real Greg

          He needs to get on base and advance anyway he can. You got to step up against the elite pitchers.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            That doesn’t apply to the rest of the team?

            • Dalek Jeter

              Yes, but Gardner especially. He’s the only one who has had any real success tonight so far, so he has to have MOAR!!!

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                FALLACY!!!

            • The Real Greg

              To be honest I’ve been biased against Brett Gardner for a long time. I just don’t see how a guy with his contact ability and his speed can’t hit .280 or .290 and steal 40 bases.

              I’m not asking for the power that Johnny Damon showed. I just want the average and the steals.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                In his 2 full, healthy seasons, he stole 47 and 49 bases.

                • The Real Greg

                  Fair enough but still .252 for a leadoff hitter is unacceptable. His OBP is .325

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    It’s also May 14th.

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                    He’s off to a bit of a slow start. The OBP should rise a bit. It’s still early. AL leadoff avg OBP is .332 so far this year. Gardner’s career OBP is well above that.

                    He is what he is though. Slighly below average hitter, with great speed, and elite defense. That has a lot of value. That he has to bat leadoff is a reflection of the injuries and the state of the rest of the lineup.

                • forensic

                  And hit .277 (basically his requested .280) in one of them.

                  • The Real Greg

                    So that’s one good season. Show me more.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      So you’re opinion that he (Gardner) has underwhelmed is the reason it’s his fault we didn’t score in the 1st? Now that is a logic leap…

                    • forensic

                      He’s only had 2 full, healthy seasons. The other one he dropped off a little bit, but still got all the steals you were looking for.

              • Dalek Jeter

                He doesn’t have that kind of “contact ability” but in his two healthy, full seasons in 2010 and 2011 he hit a very respectable .267/.364/.374 with stellar defense and averaged 48 stolen bases. Absolutely everything you can ask for a guy like that.

      • forensic

        The first one was only even in a position to be a failure because Gardner got a hit and a stolen base. Get off it already.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        On the other hand, maybe Felix with the 4 nasty pitches in his toolbox has something to do with it.

  • Pasta

    Thats wonderful they give you 2nd no outs still can not score

  • Brian S.

    I seriously hate Felix Hernandez.

  • LennonJames

    Wherever you are tonight, be thankful if you’re watching on YES. Mariner announcers have been historically bad since the late 90s, and they aren’t getting any better. Their reaction to every out is as if it’s the most important out of the season.

    • forensic

      Yup, Dave Sims and Mike Blowers still now, right? Yes, they are terrible.

      • The Doctor

        Not sure which one it is, but one of them has the single most grating voice of all time. I still remember when they had Erik Bedard for a while, the way he said Bedard was the most painful thing ever.

      • LennonJames

        Yes, it’s still them. And seriously every series the Yankees and Mariners have played since 1995 they have shown highlights of the 1995 ALDS. I know because we started waiting for it as a joke, then realized it’s every SINGLE series!

        • forensic

          I flipped over for a second to make sure it was still them, and saw the infield single to load the bases, but it sure sounded like a walk-off homer to win the World Series…

    • Dalek Jeter

      Can you blame them? I mean Hernandez’s starts are the closest they get to playoff baseball, and closest they have been since like 2002…

      • LennonJames

        It’s not just Hernandez’s starts.

  • Dalek Jeter

    What did I miss, how’d the run score?

    • sangreal

      Overbay booted a grounder and then Seager doubled

      • Dalek Jeter

        hooray for my fantasy team…I MEAN GOD DAMNIT LOVERBAY!!!!

    • The Doctor

      Overbay error and a 2 out double.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    At that game with my wife she pick that game as a make up for a snowy home opener.

    Love her for that.

  • your mom

    I hate Andino with a passion.

    • The Real Greg

      You shouldn’t.

      Completed the Red Sox collapse virtually by himself.

      • Dalek Jeter

        So? Tim Wakefield is almost solely responsible for The Sox losing in 2003 in Red Sox fans eyes, I still hate him with a passion.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Fuck man, I still hate Grady Little even though we have him to thank for that series win. Grady’s could be working at a car wash now for all I know, but I still hate him.

  • forensic

    This sure has been an annoying game so far…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Bad move throwing that ball Nelson…bad things could have happened for no reason.

  • your mom

    Watch Bay hit a homer.

  • Wheels

    Whew

  • Dalek Jeter

    Sterling Hitchcock…remember him? I only remember him as a terrible middle relief guy honestly.

    • Dan in Athens

      He was the NLCS MVP in 98 and pitched for more than a decade.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m also 23 and didn’t follow any baseball outside of the Yankees till about 2008.

  • Eddard

    Felix is starting with a fastball strike. They need to be more aggressive on the 1st pitch like Wells and maybe they can pop one out.

  • The Real Greg

    Now he’s in midseason form

    • Get Phelps Up

      And so are you.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Greg are you watching Felix pitch? Give it a break dude

  • forensic

    Not a banner debut for Mr. Granderson tonight.

    I blame Gardner.

  • Dalek Jeter

    It wasn’t intentional, but Felix did block the baseline…

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

    That obstruction. He was standing in the baseline!

  • Dalek Jeter

    …if this was reviewable the play would be overturned and we’d be back playing again.

    • The Doctor

      No the human element is totally worth the time we’re all wasting on this crap.

  • Winter

    The throw clearly beat him, is the question whether he had to slow down to avoid the collision?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yep that’s it.

  • The Real Greg

    Looks like they will give Overbay first

  • Eddard

    Interesting play. He would have been out anyway. We’ll take it. Now just get one base hit and we can tie it up.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wedge is probably arguing that he was out anyway, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter if the throw beat him by a mile, if the runner is obstructed he’s called safe, isn’t he?

  • The Doctor

    He had a leg on each side of the baseline, there is literally no way to argue this Wedge. Just sit down.

  • Wheels

    Right on, we’re in business here. Lets score some runs.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Now let’s see how Gardner fucks up this “rally”.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It’s his fault because he should’ve told Nix to hit a homer…

      • Winter

        Gardner is the heart and soul of this team. Whenever anyone messes up, it’s Gardner’s fault for not motivating them enough.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Time to capitalize boys

  • forensic

    The only problem with that whole thing is how didn’t the 1st base ump see/call that in the first place from 3 feet away???

  • forensic

    Come on Nix, keep being the Enrique Wilson to Felix’s Pedro Martinez.

  • forensic

    How do you just sit there and take that one???

    • Wheels

      Unconscionable.

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      That was a great at bat by Nix, but seriously, right down the middle.

  • The Real Greg

    What was Nix looking for?

  • Eddard

    Nix fought off all those pitches and then just sat there on that FB right down the middle?

  • Dalek Jeter

    You have to swing at that pitch Nix…you dick.

  • The Real Greg

    You know what that was so bad, throw Nix on the goat pile too.

  • The Doctor

    Was about to give Nix props for a good at bat, then he just stared at strike 3 down the middle. I feel like he sees what should be hittable balls and just prays the call is botched because he knows he can’t actually hit it.

  • Eddard

    At least they’re getting him up there in pitch count. Approaching 70 in the 4th. Maybe they can get him out by the 6th.

    • forensic

      Eh, he’ll have a 10 pitch inning or two. He’ll still easily get through 7 I think.

      • forensic

        And there you go, right away an 8 pitch inning…

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nix takes the one right dowm the middle.

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

    Jayson Nix was having a great at-bat until he remembered he was Jayson Nix.

  • Wheels

    Fuck!

  • Dalek Jeter

    He looks so energized and refreshed *rolls eyes* such a magician with the bad…

    • The Doctor

      I think Kay may have short term memory loss. He’s all over Ichiro’s wang, too busy pleasing him to look at his numbers.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t care Ichiro struck out. That Nix at bat was ridiculous.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      So was Ichiro’s.
      Nix was at least somewhat competitive until the last pitch.

      • The Real Greg

        I don’t care. You take a pitch right down the middle.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          You can’t.
          That one pitch was the worst of the 2 AB’s.
          Overall, Nix’s AB was far better than Ichiro’s.
          Swinging at 2 pitches not even remotely close to being strikes is rather ridiculous as well.

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

      At least Nix’s bat was competitive.

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

    This game will not end well unless Felix has to leave the game.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Take the strikes and swing at the balls.

    That strategy probably isn’t going to end well.

  • forensic

    Well, that was ugly. 0-7 with RISP now.

    • your mom

      Is Kuroda pitching tonight?

  • your mom

    Jesus.

  • Kramerica Industries

    With it duly noted that Felix is an excellent pitcher, is is so fucking annoying that the Yankees almost NEVER can find that “big hit” to take advantage of opportunities.

    Felix has thrown three shutouts in the Bronx in the past three years. He absolutely owns this park.

  • fabricio

    david adams you’re our hero help us!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Dammit Brett.

    • The Real Greg

      I was spoiled with Johnny Damon being productive offensively and stealing third bases.

      I want the same from Gardner, minus the power.

      • The Doctor

        You’d have to sacrifice Gardner’s defense to the baseball gods if you want a Damon-like player.

        • The Real Greg

          Not early in his career.

          • The Real Greg

            Never mind that last comment.

        • Get Phelps Up

          And about 20 stolen bases.

      • Get Phelps Up
      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        So now you want fewer SB’s?

        • The Real Greg

          I want him being a consistent pest in the lineup. A guy that other teams can’t seem to get out and has 10 pitch at bats.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Ummm, what?

            High standards much.
            Who the hell never seems to get out and has consistent 10 pitch AB’s?

          • Dalek Jeter

            You mean a dude who averages 48 steals a season, an OBP in the mid .360s, and averages 4.4 pitches per AB? Like Gardner did. In his two healthy seasons in 2010-2011

        • forensic

          heh

  • Raymond W. B. Free

    Only solace I can take is King Felix is on a terrible team run by idiots that will never make the playoffs. Enjoy wasting your prime with the Mariners.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    The Yanks and Knicks are certainly both doing their best to make me assault my liver tonight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    At least I get to watch this game on TV and get a night off from the 3 hour Jayson Nix falaciating that they call Ma and Pa calling a Yankee game.

    • The Doctor

      But can you really blame them? He does something to help them every game.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    This Hernandez fellow – is he really going to spend his prime years pitching his heart out for no chance in hell at anything?

    • forensic

      Yup, he’s signed his prime away. He did it for $175 million, but still…

    • MannyGeee

      $175M is apparently the cost of ones soul…

  • Rizi Walnuts

    CC knows how to make a game interesting.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    The SEA is as bushy as that manger’s beard.

  • CUYanks

    For how much we hate him now, on all the days he isn’t pitching against the Yankees he is our greatest ally. Sometimes he’s the only reason we ever have any hope of the terrible Mariners taking a game off one of our division rivals.

  • Eddard

    Another inning another baserunner. Now cash in this time. He wants to get ahead with that 1st pitch FB.

    • The Real Greg

      Well look at that…..

  • The Real Greg

    Not even giving him a chance to steal Romine.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He has 6 career steals.
      You really think he’s going anywhere?

      • The Real Greg

        The real fault is that he helped Felix by not forcing him throw more pitches.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          It was a fastball that pretty much cut the plate in half.
          Is he supposed to wait for worse pitches to hit?

          • The Real Greg

            Yes. Get Felix out of there

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              So they should forget trying to score runs (in a 1-0 game at the time) and just take all the pitches in the hopes that Felix can’t finish?
              Seriously?

              • The Real Greg

                Hey they aren’t scoring anyway.
                What was it 3 shutouts in Yankee Stadium

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  May as well just give up and forfeit.
                  No reason to try.

            • Dalek Jeter

              Heh, there’s no “getting Felix out of there.” That’s the reason we struggle against him, Felix doesn’t nibble. He throws strikes…if you try to take and work his pitch count next thing you know it’s the 7th inning and he’s in the mid 80s.

            • forensic

              So, you wanted him to have a 40-pitch AB?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Should have had him bunting.

  • Wheels

    Sigh

  • forensic

    Damnit Gardner!

    Why’d you force Romine to his into that DP???

  • The Doctor

    I take a phone call for 10 seconds and there’s a double play.

    Just gorgeous.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    So we got a month out of Hafner.

    • CUYanks

      A fine month though. I’ll take it!

    • your mom

      It was a good one though.

  • The Real Greg

    I know my credibility is low, but Eddard’s just went through the floor. Swing at the 1st pitch he says. What happens? DP and Felix gets out with a under 10 pitch inning.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      But since Hernandez is throwing first pitch strikes maybe it makes sense.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WTF

  • Wheels

    I knew he was gonna homer there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Raul…

    Why’d you let him do that Brett?!?!

    • forensic

      Damon would’ve caught it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Go figure Ibanez hits a HR in his Yankee Stadium return, and against a LHP.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    RAUUUU…..oh wait, shit.

  • forensic

    Obviously Eric Wedge is a genius for starting Ibanez over Montero against the lefty…

  • The Real Greg

    Yeah Ibanez.

    Now its game over.

  • Eddard

    And Raul just did it again, only to us. They can’t scrape 1 run together off Felix let alone 3.

    • The Real Greg

      Hey they swung at the first pitch though. That’s supposed to work.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Is swinging at the other pitches working?

        May as well not try anymore. Just don’t swing ever. Maybe Felix will throw a lot of pitches.

  • your mom

    And that’s the game. CC you suck.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Dude still remembers the way to the right field stands

  • Get Phelps Up

    Gardner would have caught that.

    • Get Phelps Up

      *should.

      That little typo kinda ruined my joke.

  • wow

    welp. that’s game.

    not really excited about CC anymore.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    I like way CC keeps working

  • Raymond W. B. Free

    Homer to Ibanez sucks, but whatever. But walking ANDINO. I mean come the bleep on, that’s annoying. And sad. Oh well they weren’t beating King No Playoffs Ever anyways.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    6 innings, 9 hits, 2 ER against SEA. Not too good.

    • The Real Greg

      Really? It’s okay. The problem he’s facing Felix. It’s close to a QS.

      • forensic

        10 baserunners in 5 innings against this Mariner’s offense is not ok.

        • The Real Greg

          BY definition and by the terminology of Major League Baseball it is a good start though the hits neeed to come down. Also he has 9K’s

          • The Real Greg

            Make that 10K’s

            • forensic

              Their definition has a 4.5 ERA as quality, which it isn’t. And this is the Mariners offense, not a good one. And this is supposed to be the Yankees ace, not a normal pitcher.

              • The Real Greg

                Then blame Major League Baseball. Don’t shoot the messenger.

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  smdh

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

                  Come on, Greg. Now you’re being intentionally obtuse. How about we tell MLB to fuck off and define “good” as what’s ACTUALLY a good start, m’kay? NOW let’s have a mature conversation about it instead of pulling shit out of a dictionary to make a point that nobody else was arguing. Nobody here denied that he fit the bullshit definition of QS that’s somehow become popular.

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

            Greg, come on. You know that there are other factors besides the “definition and terminology of major league baseball” – by the way, since when did MLB define what is and isn’t a good start?

            6 innings 2 runs 10 Ks is pretty good. But 10 hits against this Mariners offense is not good. Neither is allowing a run to score in the first (again) on a two out double, though that run is not entirely his fault, of course.

            The point is: When a pitcher like CC is facing a team like the M’s, you expect him to do better than what would NORMALLY be considered a good start. and he wasn’t – while the 10 Ks is great, the 10 hits is troubling. There’s no problem with acknowledging that.

            • The Real Greg

              That’s the only problem I have with this start. The number of hits.

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

                And against this offense, yeah, that’s an issue and should be acknowledged as such. CC was not as sharp as he should have been against this offense today.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Didn’t say bad. Just not too good. Especially since it’s against the Mariners,

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

    Yeah. Well. This game was pretty predictable I guess.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Wait, we only play six innings tonite?

    • your mom

      Might as well.

      • JohnnyC

        He’s not a fan of realism.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso
  • The Real Greg

    So 6IP 2ER?

    What is that called?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      fallacy?

    • Get Phelps Up

      Does it have anything to do with Brett Gardner?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      3.00 ERA, 1.667 WHIP, and the L. OK, but not too good.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      A quality bowel movement?

  • CUYanks

    Felix is not likely to go the distance. Just take a look at his last few starts. They went to the closer in the 9th even with Felix under 100 pitches. He will probably be >100 after 8 this time, if he makes it there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    6IP 10Ks but 9 Hits?!1?!?!?!11!?!?!? 2 ER?!?!?!?!?!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07So_lJQyqw

    rite guyz???

    • Dalek Jeter

      Damn. I really expected that video to imbed. It’s nowhere near as funny now.

  • JohnnyC

    Good thing there are 123 games left in the season. Otherwise I’d be in quite a panic.

    • The Real Greg

      Considering the history, I had this penciled in as a loss already.

  • Wheels

    I’m not turning this game off yet.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Neither am I. One of the few games I get to catch on the TV.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Prediction: Gardy hits the walk-off slam.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Gardner…why didn’t you tell Grandy that was gonna be a change up?

  • Rizi Walnuts

    My idea of a good time is trying to get back in the swing of things against Felix Hernandez

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      heh
      A nice, comfortable welcome back.

  • MannyGeee

    Who’s hurt? Gameday says injury delay

    • Dalek Jeter

      Felix felt some tightness, he’s still in there though.

  • forensic

    Wow, that was weird.

  • Wheels

    Nice

  • Dalek Jeter

    LOVERBAY with the redemption!!!

  • Rizi Walnuts

    That’s the way to do it – leave your most valuable player in long enough to pull a lamey in May.

  • Eddard

    Well that was a fortunate bounce. Overbay comes through again!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nix: *Crashes back to Earth*

  • Karl Krawfid

    Rally time boys lets go!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Why is Felix still in there?

    • The Real Greg

      Because the Mariners are dumb.

      • JohnnyC

        Uh…who’s dumb again?

    • forensic

      The Mariners want to see if they can get their pitching staff to be as bad as their offense.

  • JohnnyC

    The best thing Overbay could’ve done was run right over Felix when he had a chance earlier on that play at first base. He was blocking the bag. But Overbay too much of a gentleman. Or wimp.

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Nah. You need Felix to take away wins from the Rangers and Angels (well, maybe the Angels aren’t threatening anymore) who get to beat up on the Astros all season.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wait…they already came out this inning?!?!?!

    • The Real Greg

      Well the pitching coach came out only. The manager only came out once.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Ummm…..wat?

        • JohnnyC

          First time was for a possible injury. Doesn’t count as official visit.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            I know. I just don’t know wtf Greg is talking about.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      That was an injury visit, with the trainer.

    • forensic

      It doesn’t count as a trip if you have the trainer for an injury.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Okay, that makes more sense than Greg’s because otherwise managers would come out after the pitching coach every time.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Scratchy neck and squirmy mouth won’t give you the answer

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wtp

  • Dalek Jeter

    What the fuck? Wedge came out to talk to Hernandez earlier in the inning? I thought if there are two coaching visits to the mound the pitcher had to be removed from the game??

    • The Real Greg

      I don’t think that applies to just the pitching coach. Only the pitching coach went out the 1st time.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Nope.
        The first visit was a medical visit with the trainer, so it doesn’t count.

        Manager or pitching coach is irrelevant.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I don’t think the first one counts because it was due to an injury. Could be wrong though.

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

      The first trip doesn’t count because the trainer went out, that’s for an injury.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Ugh come on. I bet Felix won’t be in the whole game, how’s their bullpen?

  • Eddard

    Damnit. At least that should be the end of Felix. They won’t send him back out there.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Felix thinks: that first pitch swinging mofo will bite at anything. Have at it, Ich.

  • The Real Greg

    Felix is not going back out for the 7th.

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

    Why pay Chris Dickerson the league minimum to be the left-handed fourth outfielder/pinch-runner/defensive replacement when you can pay Ichiro $13M across two years?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Because ICHIRO has name value.

    • The Real Greg

      Tell Cashman this.

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

        What would be the point? They wouldn’t listen to me if I had the cure for cancer.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Of course they wouldn’t. Why would a baseball executive care about a cure for cancer apart from how cool/unusual it is for a baseball blogger to have discovered it. You should take that to a hospital.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Axisa failed.

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

            It’s the Yankees, they’d find a way to monetize it. Package deal with their fragrance and anti-virus software.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              Only available if you also buy the 20-game, games nobody wants to go to, season ticket package.

      • JohnnyC

        It’s the second year that boggles the mind. Why?

    • Rizi Walnuts

      Ichiro is a special case, and it’s where he keeps his bats

    • JohnnyC

      Cashman. That is all.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Hank and Levine.

  • Anderson Silva

    0-8 with RISP. Nearly impossible to win when you are this bad.

  • your mom

    No shutout yay.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      A shutout may have been better (if they don’t come back and win, of course). They always win after they get shutout.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Felix looks like a dude that comes into my headshop to buy papers.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …I thought that was number 11.

    • The Real Greg

      That should have been 11.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    andy thinks this is funny?

  • Dalek Jeter

    The. Slowest. Release. In. Baseball.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Seriously though…give Matsui or even Gardner Ichiro’s arm and nobody would be going first to third, ever.

    • The Real Greg

      Has he always had that release because if he has, then he has made it work for him?

      • Dalek Jeter

        What?

      • JohnnyC

        It’s gotten slower over time probably because his arm strength has declined. Needs to wind up now.

  • JonS

    The first thought in your mind when you hear “Kelly warming in the pen” is what?

    • forensic

      Homerun or strikeout…

      He’s the Curtis Granderson of the bullpen.

  • your mom

    Why was CC still in to face Mouse?

    • The Real Greg

      Who?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You have to really keep the ball down when facing Mouse.

  • forensic

    Leave CC in when he doesn’t have his best stuff to face a righty who already doubled off him when you already have a righty warmed up.

    Brilliant.

    • The Real Greg

      And yet he’s won 500 some odd games with the Yankees. Amazing isn’t it?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        forensic, I think Greg just tried to be a smartass with you.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          forensic, I think Greg just tried to be an smartass with you.

          ftfy

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        smdh …. again

      • forensic

        Yeah, because that means that any move he makes is the right one…

      • JohnnyC

        He’s not half the manager Joe Torre was. Torre won over 1100 games!

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          If only Torre were still manager.
          Scott Proctor would’ve been in for CC.

          • JohnnyC

            Or at least warming up frantically.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hard to get worked up over being behind to the worst pitcher on the planet when you’re ten games over .500. Meh.

    • The Real Greg

      And the fact that we were facing Felix made this game almost a loss already.

      • Svetlana

        Oh look at my bad boy.

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

        Oh, Greg. You are in fine form today.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    This ump’s calls are Hitchcockian

    • The Real Greg

      Good word.

    • Dalek Jeter

      As in Sterling Hitchcock, or as in Alfred Hitchcock?

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Cool, at least that scoreless streak is still alive. Lets feast on their ‘pen.

  • JonS

    “Man, if only CC was as good as Shawn Kelly, the game would be tied.”

    #StupidThingsYouShouldNeverSay

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Things Greg would say!”

      Where’s Dick Clark?

  • Wheels

    Yeorvis

    • Wheels

      *Yoervis

  • Dalek Jeter

    bunt him to third Austin!

    • The Real Greg

      If they didn’t bunt him before, they aren’t bunting him now.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Still doesn’t make it the wrong play. The kid’s timing is all sorts of fucked up from never playing…might as well try to get at least a base out of him.

        • The Real Greg

          Also around these parts, bunting is a sin.

  • Eddard

    Do you think Girardi calls Eric Wedge, “Wedgie”

  • forensic

    Damnit Nelson, don’t get into scoring position. Now they’ll never get a hit…

  • Eddard

    Don’t bunt him to third, Romine. You’re down 2.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Austin…well I guess your timing is off sometimes when you sit for 5 days at a time when you’re used to playing everyday…

    • The Real Greg

      He played yesterday

      • Dalek Jeter

        This is the first time he’s played consecutive days in about a month.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          I wouldn’t actually call it playing.

  • JohnnyC

    Eric Wedge is a managing genius.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Romine, open your eyes when you swing.

  • Wheels

    Furbush, ha

  • The Real Greg

    Brett keeps swinging at that high fastball

  • your mom

    Charlie should change his name to Harry.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I will pay the fees needed for that.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    It’s Brett’s fault he got on.

    • The Real Greg

      Brett got lucky because that looked like strike 3

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wow, that looked a lot like strike 3.

  • Eddard

    I thought for sure he would ring Gardner up there. He almost pulled a Nix.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Important at bat and the crowd is like they’re into their third Valium.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    If Gardner doesn’t steal 3rd base here, he’s not doing enough.

  • your mom

    I’m gonna guess Cano does nothing here. And I’ll gladly eat crow if he does.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      How’s that crow taste?

    • The Real Greg

      Served over veggies or pasta?
      I’ll take a side of that too.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You called it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Mama always said, “Better crow than a bag of dicks.”

  • Dalek Jeter

    He was also a foot and a half in front of it…

  • Dalek Jeter

    ROBBIE!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ROBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBIE!

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    ROBINSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN YOU EARN THAT CONTRACT!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Robbie looks to be slump-busting.

    Not a moment too soon.

  • Get Phelps Up

    ROBBIE!! A new ballgame!

  • Vern Sneaker

    That should wake them up! Robbie!

  • Wheels

    Something bugging Robbie?

    • Wheels

      Nevermind

  • Eddard

    TIE BALLGAME!!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    Nice Cano, but how about you try to run next time and not just sit there staring at it. You’d be on 3rd with 1 out instead of 2nd, that’s an enormous difference.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pour you a drink, dude? I got some Amaro Montenegro over here. Rocks? :)

      • forensic

        Heh, lack of hustle and staring at shit like that is a huge pet peeve of mine. I despise that…

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      I can’t tell if that’s sarcasm or not, lol, but I thought that thing was gone. Apparently Robbie did too.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Cano is the offensive goat of the game.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Gardner’s clearly not trying hard enough, then.

  • Eddard

    I don’t have much credibility on here but Greg’s just went through the roof, he said the game was over when it was 1-0 in the 3rd inning.

    • The Real Greg

      Touche, sir.

    • Eddard

      And I meant floor, not roof. Damnit. I was sitting on that joke for the last 3 innings and I still screwed it up.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        #editbutton

        We’ve all been there.

        • The Real Greg

          I agree.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Please, Greg. You haven’t been anywhere.

            • The Real Greg

              Oh yes I have. I’ve been there when I’ve had a joke or a witty wisecrack lined up that I was so eager to use and then I messed it up because of that eagerness.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I gotta say…..I like an Eddard that hangs back and just has fun on Game Threads.

  • Dalek Jeter

    It’s really just too bad that the game ended when Ibanez hit that walk off in the top of the 6th…

    • Wheels

      Right?

  • your mom

    It’s Gardner’s fault Cano came thru and made me look bad.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It’s kinda comical how about 70% of Astros games follow the mold of the Astros leading early, perhaps being ahead after 5, 6 innings, whatever, and then the opponent, more-or-less, says “lol at this, lets drop a crooked number” and, then, does.

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

    DA FUQ?????

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Granderson lays off a pitch in the dirt from a lefty. Oh my.

  • Eddard

    Overbay is exactly the guy we want up there in this spot! Nice walk, Grandy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Just hit the ball hard in the air, Loverbay, that’s all I ask.

  • TheLastClown

    Yankees hopes refurbushed.

    • Dalek Jeter

      This comment wins the thread.

      • TheLastClown

        Thank you sir.

  • Jessica

    Did we pay the Mariners to take out Hernandez or something? He had only thrown 97 pitches. Not complaining mind you. Quite grateful actually. Just mystified.

    • The Real Greg

      He was hurt

    • Dalek Jeter

      His back was tight and he twisted his knee earlier in the game on a play at first base. He was pitching well, and pitching through it, but you could tell he wasn’t comfortable on the mound.

      • Jessica

        Thanks. They don’t show the games where I am, so I am just following the box score while I work (less).

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s time for the latest RAB edition of “Female Or Fake?”

      Folks, I present Jessica. Actual female, or some dude?

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’ll bite and guess chick.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Damnit Fishman, you scared her(him?) away.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          If she’s a real Yankee fan, she won’t scare away that easy.

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

    Wow. This ump takes an annoyingly long time calling strikes.

    • Kramerica Industries

      He ain’t no Timmy Mac.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice little comeback by the Padres.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Well done Loverbay!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Very well done, Loverbay.

  • The Real Greg

    That gets the job done.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Overbay atones.

  • Get Phelps Up

    And look at that, we’re D-Rob and Mo away from a win.

  • Eddard

    Well done, Overbay. Now get Drob and Mo in there to close it.

  • Wheels

    This is awesome

  • Dontshushme

    LOVE THIS TEAM

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Lead taken, muthafuckas.

    Can someone confirm that Greg’s shoved his penciled-in loss pencil up his ass already?

    Poor Greg. Someday we’ll chip in the 1/1000th of a penny required to all collectively buy you a beer.

    • The Real Greg

      I’ve already eaten my crow, thank you.

  • dontchaknow

    dontchaknow

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Loverbay! May just be confirmation bias but god damn this guy has been clutch. Also I apologize to anyone offended by my constant use of foul language on this board. I will try and tone it down.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Dude, I doubt people care. I swear far too often, and IIDMW(RRR) curses like a sailor.

      • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

        Yeah, you’re right. I doubt most posters care, just don’t want to infringe if this is supposed to be a “family-friendly” board.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          We have odd families.

          • Dalek Jeter

            We are an odd family**

            fify

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We fucking forgive you.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Baltimore lost another 1 run game.

    • Eddard

      And we’re about to win another! So it goes.

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

      Sometimes, karma is a bitch. Other times, it is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

      This is one of those times.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Jim Johnson blew a save too.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I dislike AT&T, but I love those commercials, because you can tell that the dude actually likes kids, and he’s having fun shooting the commercials.

    • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

      The “more or less” one gets me every time. As my old driving instructor said, “kids tend to act like they’re on the drugs, without actually being on the drugs.”

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

    I fucking love this team.

    • Wheels

      Me too

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yup.

  • DJ

    Extend Overbay. Kidding. Kind of.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I blame Gardner. If it wasn’t for his walk, he wouldn’t have scored the tying run on Cano’s game tying double. It’s all his fault.

    • WhittakerWalt

      For the first 6 innings you could tell the offense didn’t want to be there. Then they did.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Shut.down.inning. Let’s go DRob

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Let’s not make this too interesting DRob.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeez, Dave.

    Never even made him take the bat off his shoulder.

  • The Real Greg

    We might get to see how Romine throws the ball now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    dumb,dumb, dumb

  • Kramerica Industries

    Awful decision by Romine.

  • The Real Greg

    WHY DID YOU DO THAT ROMINE?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ballsy move there by Romine…specially with 0 outs.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Romine kinda sucks.

  • forensic

    Oh Romine…

    Why, why, why???

    That’s a good way to anchor your ass to the bench for another week…

  • Wheels

    C’mon Romine

  • Eddard

    Put Stewart in there. Get the sure out, Austin.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    That’s was like some kind of Bizarro World double play

  • Get Phelps Up

    Gardner needed to be pointing at first.

  • The Real Greg

    Hey Chris Stewart might not hit, but he would have known to throw the ball to first base.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Austin Romine learning the harsh reality of Game Threads.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Really would love for a GIDP from (Up In) Smoak here.

  • jtb102381

    Absolutely no excuse for Robertson to walk someone there and even worse decision by Romine. This is the big leagues moron this isn’t Kansas anymore. You will enjoy that stupid decision by sitting on the bench for 2 weeks or being demoted.

  • Brian S.

    Burn Romine. I haven’t been this pissed at him since he struck out against Papelbon that one game in 2011.

  • Eddard

    Smoak for Bay? That’s not an upgrade. Induce the DP, DRob.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Called it.

      We all live in EddardWorld tonight. What’s on tap?

      • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

        Hopefully a nice IPA, lager, wit, and stout. Cover all the bases.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I haven’t been this pissed at Romaine since I asked for mesclun.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Thank you.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    JAYSON FUCKING NIX.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Ball player.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hah.

    A lineout DP also works.

  • Wheels

    Fuck yeahhhh

  • The Real Greg

    Houdini saves Romine’s ass.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Nix saves Houdini’s ass you mean

  • forensic

    Yes! Nice baserunning…

  • Rizi Walnuts

    If I was Hindu I’d say damn that D-rob got thems good karma.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Nix right there, binders at work.

    • Joe Girardi’s Trapper Keeper

      Thanks for remembering!

      • Vern Sneaker

        Michael Kay picked up the positioning theme and I got immediately depressed.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    kid got smoke

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seager-Morales-Morse

  • Eddard

    If Mo can pin this down it’ll give us yet another victory by 2 runs or less and another comeback victory. There’s something special about this team.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    I’m playing my Enter the Sandman ringtone.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      the

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Just like my grandma would say.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  • forensic

    Ok Mo, lets try to make this one nice and easy for the W.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Wait….did Kay just say “Mariano’s going to try to ssssshhh the Mariners?”

    MICHAEL KAY WINS THE NIGHT.

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Do they keep broken bat stats?

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    So weird seeing Grandy in left

  • Dalek Jeter

    Tonight was a good win.

  • Wheels

    25-14

  • Robinson Tilapia

    WOW.

    For Prussia.

    Something about this team, folks….

  • forensic

    Very nice Mo! Nice and easy.

    Terrific win!!!

    Good thing Greg only had it in pencil and not pen…

  • Rizi Walnuts

    Man love for Mo.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Very generous call.

    Great win.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Mo was like that was inside.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Haha.

    And y’all thought they’d lose.

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

    Wow. How on Earth do they keep doing this?

    3-0 to Felix Hernandez.

    Hot damn.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Good frame job by Romine on the last pitch.

  • Eddard

    That definitely looked inside. We’ll take it.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Hahahaha. Terrible call. Yay!

  • Brian S.

    Now go Sharks!

  • forensic

    And Boston and Baltimore lost too. Very good night!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nix snags the liner, Mo gets a terrible call. The baseball gods are with us. Yippee.

  • your mom

    Ok time to rip DBJ & Cito in DOTF….

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Oh, they don’t even wait for DOTF for that anymore.

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

    It’s as if the Baseball gods are apologizing for the Orioles 2012 season.

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Hahaha. But they still haven’t gone away like everyone thought they would. Gotta get on that.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    We have the best record in the league right now………

  • hogsmog

    I don’t get it, and I don’t want to.