Game 39: Granderson returns



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.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Eddard says:

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

  2. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Ichiro is in the line up. Crisis averted.

  3. Winter says:

    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 says:

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

      • Winter says:

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

    • Robinson Tilapia says:


  4. Dalek Jeter says:

    If I’m reading/understanding this tweet right

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

    • GB Sr. says:

      There’s always money in the Banana Stand!

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

  5. Command and Conquer says:

    Reinforcements have arrived.

  6. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        “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 says:

          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 says:

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

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            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…

      • BFDeal says:

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

  7. WhittakerWalt says:

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

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

  8. Get Phelps Up says:

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

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

      And with Ibanez at DH vs. the lefty.


    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      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.

  9. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  10. Brian Cashman says:

    i told joe play him or i will bring Posada back.

  11. your mom says:

    Felix Hernandez, king of the shitty Mariners.

  12. Jacob the OG says:

    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!

  13. vicki says:

    well done, crowd, to applaud the dark lord.

  14. Pseudoyanks says:

    I feel like it’s another Opening Day.

  15. Anderson Silva says:

    Welcome back Grandy! Hit us a few HRs!

  16. Pasta says:

    Cc looks sharp

  17. Pasta says:

    Gary lane needs to be more demonstative in his calls

  18. Pseudoyanks says:

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

  19. fabricio says:

    i didnt hear the roll call did they do it?

  20. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  21. forensic says:

    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.

  22. forensic says:

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

  23. Anderson Silva says:

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

  24. Wheels says:

    Nice Gardy

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

    lol Shoppach

    Montero could’ve done that.

  26. Get Phelps Up says:

    I thought Montero didn’t start today.

  27. forensic says:

    See how bad Montero is behind the pla…

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

  28. The Real Greg says:

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

  29. mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

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

  30. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Grandy’s gonna go yard I can feel it.

  31. The Real Greg says:

    Dammit Gardner you have to advance there.

  32. trr says:

    Already in mid-season form!

  33. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:


  34. Eddard says:

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

  35. forensic says:

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

  36. Dalek Jeter says:


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

    • The Real Greg says:

      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 says:

        Greg. I have no words.

      • Troll says:

        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.

  37. Anderson Silva says:

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

  38. Troll says:

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

  39. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  40. forensic says:

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

  41. Pseudoyanks says:

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

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


  43. Wheels says:

    For crying out loud

  44. forensic says:

    Take your fucking time CC.

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

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

      • forensic says:

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

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

          I thought Overbay definitely could have gotten there.

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

  45. The Real Greg says:

    Overbay should taken that himself.

  46. Pasta says:

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

  47. Anderson Silva says:

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

  48. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  49. Get Phelps Up says:

    Not Loverbay’s finest moment.

  50. trr says:

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

  51. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

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

    • Robinson Tilapia says:


    • forensic says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  52. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  53. Wheels says:

    Redeem yourself Lyle.

  54. Pasta says:

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

  55. trr says:

    Great; now everybody’s pissed off!

  56. Cuso says:

    Did Overbay strike out on a 2-1 pitch?

  57. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  58. The Real Greg says:

    Not a good time for the Lyle Overbay commercial.

  59. FachoinaNYY says:

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

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

    He definitely looks bored.

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

    Rough day for Loverbay.

  62. Anderson Silva says:

    Overbay does not like CC

  63. The Real Greg says:

    Praise has gone to Overbay’s head apparently

  64. sangreal says:

    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

  65. forensic says:

    Geez Overbay, really playing well early on here tonight…

  66. Cuso says:

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

  67. The Doctor says:

    Oh for God’s sake…

  68. mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    When Tex coming back ?

  69. Pasta says:

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

  70. fabricio says:

    dam overbay is getting nervous the regulars are coming back

  71. Eddard says:

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

  72. Pasta says:

    Today is ben francisco ladt day in pinstripes

  73. The Real Greg says:

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

  74. Anderson Silva says:

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

  75. Eddard says:

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

  76. Pasta says:

    That throw from cano was horrible.

  77. The Doctor says:

    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.

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

    Montero definitely could’ve done that.

  79. Anderson Silva says:

    strikeout doubles are awesome!

  80. fabricio says:

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

  81. Eddard says:

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

  82. The Real Greg says:

    Looks like Seattle wants to give us the run back

  83. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  84. forensic says:

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

  85. The Doctor says:

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

  86. Botz says:

    That scripted zoo York bit was cringe worthy.

  87. Anderson Silva says:

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

  88. Cuso says:

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

    That darn Playa Player

  89. Brian S. says:

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

  90. Dan in Athens says:

    Fucking pathetic.

  91. forensic says:

    Ugh, Gardy, can’t take that pitch…

  92. The Real Greg says:

    Gardner has been the offensive goat of the game. Failure

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

      He has their only hit.

    • forensic says:

      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 says:

        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) says:

          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 says:

            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) says:

              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 says:

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

  93. Pasta says:

    Gardy fail!

  94. Anderson Silva says:

    plenty of chances so far

  95. fabricio says:

    swing at everything mode cano dam it!!

  96. forensic says:

    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 says:

      And Gardner was in the center of both failures.

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

        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 says:

          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) says:

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

            • Dalek Jeter says:

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

            • The Real Greg says:

              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) says:

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

                • The Real Greg says:

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

                  • Dalek Jeter says:

                    It’s also May 14th.

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

                    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 says:

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

                  • The Real Greg says:

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

                    • Dalek Jeter says:

                      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 says:

                      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 says:

                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 says:

        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 says:

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

  97. Pasta says:

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

  98. Brian S. says:

    I seriously hate Felix Hernandez.

  99. LennonJames says:

    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 says:

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

      • The Doctor says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      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…

  100. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  101. mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

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

    Love her for that.

  102. your mom says:

    I hate Andino with a passion.

    • The Real Greg says:

      You shouldn’t.

      Completed the Red Sox collapse virtually by himself.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        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 says:

          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.

  103. forensic says:

    This sure has been an annoying game so far…

  104. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  105. your mom says:

    Watch Bay hit a homer.

  106. Wheels says:


  107. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  108. Eddard says:

    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.

  109. The Real Greg says:

    Now he’s in midseason form

  110. forensic says:

    Not a banner debut for Mr. Granderson tonight.

    I blame Gardner.

  111. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  112. Mike Axisa says:

    That obstruction. He was standing in the baseline!

  113. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  114. Winter says:

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

  115. The Real Greg says:

    Looks like they will give Overbay first

  116. Eddard says:

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

  117. Dalek Jeter says:

    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?

  118. The Doctor says:

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

  119. Wheels says:

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

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

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

  121. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Time to capitalize boys

  122. forensic says:

    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???

  123. forensic says:

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

  124. forensic says:

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

  125. The Real Greg says:

    What was Nix looking for?

  126. Eddard says:

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

  127. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  128. The Real Greg says:

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

  129. The Doctor says:

    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.

  130. Eddard says:

    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.

  131. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nix takes the one right dowm the middle.

  132. Mike Axisa says:

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

  133. Wheels says:


  134. Dalek Jeter says:

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

    • The Doctor says:

      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.

  135. The Real Greg says:

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

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

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

      • The Real Greg says:

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

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

          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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      At least Nix’s bat was competitive.

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

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

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

    Take the strikes and swing at the balls.

    That strategy probably isn’t going to end well.

  138. forensic says:

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

  139. your mom says:


  140. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  141. fabricio says:

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

  142. Get Phelps Up says:

    Dammit Brett.

  143. Raymond W. B. Free says:

    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.

  144. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

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

  145. Dalek Jeter says:

    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.

  146. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  147. Rizi Walnuts says:

    CC knows how to make a game interesting.

  148. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  149. CUYanks says:

    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.

  150. Eddard says:

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

  151. The Real Greg says:

    Not even giving him a chance to steal Romine.

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

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

      • The Real Greg says:

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

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

          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 says:

            Yes. Get Felix out of there

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

              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?

            • Dalek Jeter says:

              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 says:

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

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      Should have had him bunting.

  152. Wheels says:


  153. forensic says:

    Damnit Gardner!

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

  154. The Doctor says:

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

    Just gorgeous.

  155. Rizi Walnuts says:

    So we got a month out of Hafner.

  156. The Real Greg says:

    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.

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


  158. Wheels says:

    I knew he was gonna homer there.

  159. Dalek Jeter says:

    Damnit Raul…

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

  160. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  161. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    RAUUUU…..oh wait, shit.

  162. forensic says:

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

  163. The Real Greg says:

    Yeah Ibanez.

    Now its game over.

  164. Eddard says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

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

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

        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.

  165. your mom says:

    And that’s the game. CC you suck.

  166. Rizi Walnuts says:

    Dude still remembers the way to the right field stands

  167. Get Phelps Up says:

    Gardner would have caught that.

  168. wow says:

    welp. that’s game.

    not really excited about CC anymore.

  169. Rizi Walnuts says:

    I like way CC keeps working

  170. Raymond W. B. Free says:

    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.

  171. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

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

      • forensic says:

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

        • The Real Greg says:

          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 says:

            Make that 10K’s

            • forensic says:

              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 says:

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

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


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

                  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) says:

            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 says:

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

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

                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 says:

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

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

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

  173. Rizi Walnuts says:

    Wait, we only play six innings tonite?

  174. The Real Greg says:

    So 6IP 2ER?

    What is that called?

  175. CUYanks says:

    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.

  176. Dalek Jeter says:

    6IP 10Ks but 9 Hits?!1?!?!?!11!?!?!? 2 ER?!?!?!?!?!!!!

    rite guyz???

  177. JohnnyC says:

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

  178. Wheels says:

    I’m not turning this game off yet.

  179. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Prediction: Gardy hits the walk-off slam.

  180. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  181. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  182. MannyGeee says:

    Who’s hurt? Gameday says injury delay

  183. forensic says:

    Wow, that was weird.

  184. Wheels says:


  185. Dalek Jeter says:

    LOVERBAY with the redemption!!!

  186. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  187. Eddard says:

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

  188. Dalek Jeter says:

    Nix: *Crashes back to Earth*

  189. Karl Krawfid says:

    Rally time boys lets go!

  190. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Why is Felix still in there?

  191. JohnnyC says:

    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 says:

      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.

  192. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  193. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

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


  195. Dalek Jeter says:

    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 says:

      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) says:

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

        Manager or pitching coach is irrelevant.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

  196. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

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

  197. Eddard says:

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

  198. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  199. The Real Greg says:

    Felix is not going back out for the 7th.

  200. Mike Axisa says:

    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?

  201. Anderson Silva says:

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

  202. your mom says:

    No shutout yay.

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

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

  203. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  204. Dalek Jeter says:

    …I thought that was number 11.

  205. Rizi Walnuts says:

    andy thinks this is funny?

  206. Dalek Jeter says:

    The. Slowest. Release. In. Baseball.

  207. JonS says:

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

  208. your mom says:

    Why was CC still in to face Mouse?

  209. forensic says:

    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.


  210. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  211. Rizi Walnuts says:

    This ump’s calls are Hitchcockian

  212. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

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

  213. JonS says:

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


  214. Wheels says:


  215. Dalek Jeter says:

    bunt him to third Austin!

  216. Eddard says:

    Do you think Girardi calls Eric Wedge, “Wedgie”

  217. forensic says:

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

  218. Eddard says:

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

  219. Dalek Jeter says:

    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…

  220. JohnnyC says:

    Eric Wedge is a managing genius.

  221. Cuso says:

    Romine, open your eyes when you swing.

  222. Wheels says:

    Furbush, ha

  223. The Real Greg says:

    Brett keeps swinging at that high fastball

  224. your mom says:

    Charlie should change his name to Harry.

  225. Rolling Doughnut says:

    It’s Brett’s fault he got on.

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

    wow, that looked a lot like strike 3.

  227. Eddard says:

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

  228. Vern Sneaker says:

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

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

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

  230. your mom says:

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

  231. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  232. Dalek Jeter says:


  233. Robinson Tilapia says:


  234. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:


  235. Kramerica Industries says:

    Robbie looks to be slump-busting.

    Not a moment too soon.

  236. Get Phelps Up says:

    ROBBIE!! A new ballgame!

  237. Vern Sneaker says:

    That should wake them up! Robbie!

  238. Wheels says:

    Something bugging Robbie?

  239. Eddard says:

    TIE BALLGAME!!!!!!!!!

  240. forensic says:

    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.

  241. Eddard says:

    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.

  242. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  243. your mom says:

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

  244. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

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

    DA FUQ?????

  246. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  247. Eddard says:

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

  248. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  249. TheLastClown says:

    Yankees hopes refurbushed.

  250. Jessica says:

    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.

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

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

  252. Get Phelps Up says:

    Nice little comeback by the Padres.

  253. Dalek Jeter says:

    Well done Loverbay!!!!!

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

    Very well done, Loverbay.

  255. The Real Greg says:

    That gets the job done.

  256. Kramerica Industries says:

    Overbay atones.

  257. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  258. Eddard says:

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

  259. Wheels says:

    This is awesome

  260. Dontshushme says:


  261. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  262. dontchaknow says:


  263. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    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.

  264. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Baltimore lost another 1 run game.

  265. Dalek Jeter says:

    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.

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

    I fucking love this team.

  267. DJ says:

    Extend Overbay. Kidding. Kind of.

  268. Dalek Jeter says:

    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.

  269. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Shut.down.inning. Let’s go DRob

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

    Let’s not make this too interesting DRob.

  271. Kramerica Industries says:

    Jeez, Dave.

    Never even made him take the bat off his shoulder.

  272. The Real Greg says:

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

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

    dumb,dumb, dumb

  274. Kramerica Industries says:

    Awful decision by Romine.

  275. The Real Greg says:


  276. Dalek Jeter says:

    Ballsy move there by Romine…specially with 0 outs.

  277. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Romine kinda sucks.

  278. forensic says:

    Oh Romine…

    Why, why, why???

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

  279. Wheels says:

    C’mon Romine

  280. Eddard says:

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

  281. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  282. Get Phelps Up says:

    Gardner needed to be pointing at first.

  283. The Real Greg says:

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

  284. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Austin Romine learning the harsh reality of Game Threads.

  285. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  286. jtb102381 says:

    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.

  287. Brian S. says:

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

  288. Eddard says:

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

  289. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

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

    Thank you.

  291. Robinson Tilapia says:


  292. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Ball player.

  293. Kramerica Industries says:


    A lineout DP also works.

  294. Wheels says:

    Fuck yeahhhh

  295. The Real Greg says:

    Houdini saves Romine’s ass.

  296. forensic says:

    Yes! Nice baserunning…

  297. Rizi Walnuts says:

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

  298. Vern Sneaker says:

    Nix right there, binders at work.

  299. Rizi Walnuts says:

    kid got smoke

  300. Kramerica Industries says:


  301. Eddard says:

    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.

  302. Rizi Walnuts says:

    I’m playing my Enter the Sandman ringtone.

  303. Robinson Tilapia says:


  304. forensic says:

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

  305. Robinson Tilapia says:

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


  306. Rizi Walnuts says:

    Do they keep broken bat stats?

  307. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    So weird seeing Grandy in left

  308. Dalek Jeter says:

    Tonight was a good win.

  309. Wheels says:


  310. Robinson Tilapia says:


    For Prussia.

    Something about this team, folks….

  311. forensic says:

    Very nice Mo! Nice and easy.

    Terrific win!!!

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

  312. Rizi Walnuts says:

    Man love for Mo.

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

    Very generous call.

    Great win.

  314. Karl Krawfid says:

    Mo was like that was inside.

  315. Get Phelps Up says:


    And y’all thought they’d lose.

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

    Wow. How on Earth do they keep doing this?

    3-0 to Felix Hernandez.

    Hot damn.

  317. Dalek Jeter says:

    Good frame job by Romine on the last pitch.

  318. Eddard says:

    That definitely looked inside. We’ll take it.

  319. Vern Sneaker says:

    Hahahaha. Terrible call. Yay!

  320. Brian S. says:

    Now go Sharks!

  321. forensic says:

    And Boston and Baltimore lost too. Very good night!

  322. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  323. your mom says:

    Ok time to rip DBJ & Cito in DOTF….

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

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

    • I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

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

  325. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

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

  326. hogsmog says:

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

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