May
18

Game 43: Beat the Jays

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The Yankees have won seven of their first eight games against the Blue Jays this year, which is pretty close to the best case scenario. Regardless of what happened elsewhere around the league, the Bombers had to take care of business against their division rivals if they wanted to compete despite all of the injury problems. They’ve certainly laid a beating on Toronto so far. Here’s the lineup the Yankees are running out there against right-hander Brandon Morrow…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. LF Vernon Wells
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. 1B Lyle Overbay
  6. RF Curtis Granderson first career start in right
  7. SS Jayson Nix
  8. 3B David Adams
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is the former Mat-Su Miner in the collegiate summer Alaska Baseball League, right-hander David Phelps.

It’s a little overcast in New York, but there’s no threat of rain or anything. The game is scheduled to start a few minutes after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Eduardo Nunez Update: Nunez (ribcage) is expected to start hitting in the batting cage in a few days. He’s eligible to come off the DL next Tuesday, but David Adams’ nice start and the recently acquired Reid Brignac means there’s no need to rush him.

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314 Comments»

  1. Havok9120 says:

    I’ve said it before, but lemme just say Mike that I love the random accomplishments you attach to our starter from their personnel jackets when they’ve got few/no actual accomplishments worth highlighting. Good stuff.

  2. Noah Poser says:

    Let’s keep pounding the Jays! Hope Cano can get out of this slump with a big game versus a righty today!

  3. trr says:

    Yes. Beat The Jays!

  4. ScentOfAMan says:

    So David Adams…Marco Scutaro w/ more pop?

  5. Havok9120 says:

    And, oh yeah, let us crush the Jays.

    Crush ‘dem.

  6. Dalek Jeter says:

    I guess the Brignac acquisition happened so recently he’s not going to be with the club to face Morrow instead of Nix. Good to see Pronk back in the line up though. Also…does Loverbay have great numbers against Morrow? (too lazy to google/b-ref) Because you’d think Granderson should be hitting in front of him otherwise…

  7. mitch says:

    Pretty pumped to see Austin Adams finally get a shot

  8. Kramerica Industries says:

    For some reason, the Brandon Morrow start that I always remember was the one on 9/3/2010 at Yankee Stadium.

    Was a day game. Mr. Morrow got hammered. Came during an eight-game winning streak that we all thought was going to lift the Yankees to a strong finish, and possibly a 100 win season.

    Damned were we when we came to realization that this was the peak of that 2010 campaign.

  9. Dalek Jeter says:

    Guys I need Fantasy advice. I’m killing my opponent in ERA and have a slim lead in WHIP, and I have a 20 inning lead, 2 more wins, 3 more QS, and 8 more K’s. He has 3 guys starting today. Should I start McAllister to help pad other categories while risking ERA and WHIP or do I just cross my fingers that his 3 guys all have bad outings.

  10. CountryClub says:

    Best lineup so far? Top 6 at least, right?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yeah. It’s one of the better ones since Wells has been hitting and Granderson is back. Having Adams and Romine at the bottom is pretty freaking great too since they’ve got a heck of a lot more offensive potential than most of the guys that’ve been chilling down there (or even in the 2 and 5 spots) this season.

    • nsalem says:

      by a mile

  11. Kramerica Industries says:

    “Whether you’re in Manhattan or the Bronx”…

    that was kinda random and pointless. Usually Mike has a better intro than that.

  12. CountryClub says:

    Cashman said he did not consider cutting Ben Francisco, but it was clear he understands fans are frustrated with Francisco’s play.

    “In terms of you fan comments’ section, just tell everyone I’m holding on to him to piss everybody off,” he joked.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201...../#comments

  13. Eddard says:

    Finally looks like a decent lineup again with Hafner and Grandy in there. Ichiro and Francisco out, hopefully for good.

  14. Pat D says:

    Happy Birthday!

  15. Get Phelps Up says:

    Man I love looking at that graphic that shows how much the Yankees have owned the Jays this year.

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

    Lol Melky.
    K on a HBP

  17. Dalek Jeter says:

    Does anybody (in the world) other than Sterling call Edwin Encarnacion ‘Eddy?’

  18. Anderson Silva says:

    strikezone looks really tight so far… at least 2 balls could have easily been called strikes against bautista

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

    Strikes please.

  20. Wheels says:

    A blue jay landed outside my window a few minutes ago, hope it’s not some sort of omen.

  21. Havok9120 says:

    That was a darn nice FB on the K.

  22. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tight strikezone.

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

    Hahahahahahaha

    Thanks Joey Bats.

  24. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    That was just plain awesome.

  25. Guns says:

    Damn that was pretty. Love seeing that stuff.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I’ve loved Phelps’s move for a long time. Only a couple umps have ever had a problem with it, and it’s darn good for a rightie.

  26. Dalek Jeter says:

    Phelps is really good at pickoffs for a rightie.

  27. Anderson Silva says:

    suck on that bautista..

  28. Eddard says:

    What a pretty spin and pickoff throw. Jays are horrendous on the bases. You shouldn’t get picked off twice in two months let alone in two games.

  29. Get Phelps Up says:

    Nice one Bautista!

  30. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Bautista caught taking a siesta

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

    Not a strike

  32. Anderson Silva says:

    I love changing strikezones.. Phelps threw that pitch twice against Lind and it was called a ball, first pitch for Morrow and it’s called a strike. It’s the same two seamer out of the zone.

  33. Wheels says:

    What’s troubling you Robbie?

  34. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robinson, please remember you’re like the 2nd or 3rd best hitter in baseball soon…

  35. Anderson Silva says:

    Robbie hasn’t been clicking for the past 10-15 games.. it’s been painful to watch

  36. Raymond World says:

    Do the players have somewhere to go? Is the game ruining their lunch plans? What a pitiful bunch of at bats.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Obviously they don’t care and aren’t trying.

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

      Huh?
      4 of the 8 pitches were called strikes.
      Each batter took at least 1 stike.
      Each batter swung at only pitches in the strikezone.

      What are they supposed to do?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I’d rather be in #EddardWorld than Raymond World.

      • Eddard says:

        Me too. We’ve got Big Game Dave Phelps on the mound and the Big 3, Hafner, Overbay and Grandy due up. I can’t wait till they push that record to 18-0 when scoring first.

  37. Dalek Jeter says:

    That’s exactly the “settle down” inning Phelps needed.

  38. Wheels says:

    Pronk time

  39. Anderson Silva says:

    crappy hitter with speed and they are not ready for the bunt? great D guys

  40. Dalek Jeter says:

    Nice! Roll it up boys!

  41. trr says:

    they did look surprised by it

  42. Havok9120 says:

    Oh my God. That font.

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

    Kay: He doesn’t seem to have as good of command as he had in Cleveland.

    He walked 5 in Cleveland.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I swear we have the worst booths in baseball outside of The White Sox.

      • SDB says:

        When Hawk is the only broadcaster worse than you, it’s really bad.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          And it’s probably not going to change anytime soon because Michael Kay apparently sold his soul to the devil to become the voice of sports in NY.

      • Havok9120 says:

        You’re totally incorrect there. Most booths can’t string a sentence together about anything. At least ours are entertaining even when spouting nonsense. And Kay and Company will usually correct themselves when they’ve said something abysmally stupid. They also don’t crap all over the opposing team just for the sake of doing it.

        YES fields a pretty darn good product in the grand scheme of things.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          That was a lot of hyperbole from me, I don’t listen to a lot of opposing team often. I remember the Toronto radio guys being decent, and I absolutely love Washington’s radio broadcast.

          • Havok9120 says:

            The TV booths in the rest of the ALE are absolutely brutal.

            • Kramerica Industries says:

              Orsillo isn’t too bad. It just so happens that Jerry Remy cannot be understood at all.

              I’ll agree with the other three. Brian Anderson (the Rays color guy, not the Brewers PbP) just becomes fucking grating when the Rays have the lead. He’s a good dude, it’s just his personality and how it reflects at those times.

            • Get Phelps Up says:

              I think the other Baltimore guy who’s not Gary Thorne (Jim Hunter?) is pretty decent and Orsillo isn’t bad but the Rays and Jays both have awful announcers, ranging from overly homerish to just bland and boring.

          • vicki says:

            mets booth is awesome, and i always watch the phillies broadcast, just for sarge. and i like duane kuiper in sfo.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        Nah, Kay and Friends are pretty good compared to some other team’s announcers.

        • CUYanks says:

          I’ve also noticed that the NY markets constantly get bashed for being homers, when in fact they are extremely objective. Directly root on your team in almost any other market and no one bats an eye.

          I was thinking though, it would be very fun if just for one day the NYY and NYM announcers would switch. I wonder who would be more out of their element.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        I’ll echo other sentiments here as well. Michael Kay can be a blowhard at times, but you’ll quickly appreciate him and the YES crew when you listen to some of the other broadcasts out there.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      Not even 3 innings and he has walked 3 already. So he’s technically right

  44. Wheels says:

    nice

  45. SDB says:

    Nice Houdini act there.

  46. Havok9120 says:

    Niiiiiice. Phelps doing his thing.

  47. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Phelps is doing his best D-rob impression today. Great job getting out of that.

  48. Yankonymous says:

    Russell Martin, already a hall of famer for most frames ever, better watch out…

    Austin Romine might just catch up to you in frames per pitch.

  49. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nixie baby

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

    Gardy!!!!

  51. Get Phelps Up says:

    GGBG!

  52. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gardy drove in Nixie

  53. Havok9120 says:

    w00t!

  54. Wheels says:

    That was sweet

  55. Anderson Silva says:

    good hitting by Gardner there

  56. Guns says:

    Gardy’s really feeling it at the plate. You can tell even his outs are hit well.

  57. Wheels says:

    Dontcha know!!!!

  58. Anderson Silva says:

    Robbie!!! Popup HR!

  59. SDB says:

    Gardy gets a 2 out hit with a RISP, and Ma and Pa are off about how good a runner Nix is. FFS.

  60. Get Phelps Up says:

    Robinson!!

  61. Karl Krawfid says:

    Canobie drives in Gardy with a home run.

  62. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Nice way to break the slump, Robbie!

  63. Havok9120 says:

    GONE!

    Hells yes.

  64. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hah.

    Hopefully a Yankee Stadium cheapie can get Robbie rolling.

  65. Eddard says:

    And just like that he’s back! Robbie Cano! They’re attacking the 1st pitch.

  66. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Yank it out Robbie.

  67. Brian S. says:

    Bobinson Canoe!

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

    Nix, Gardner, and Cano all swung at the first pitch.
    They clearly don’t care and don’t want to be there.

  69. Kramerica Industries says:

    Winfield and Rickey are two of them.

    Might have to think about the third…

  70. Guns says:

    Morrow must be such a frustrating guy to watch if he’s on your team. Flashes of absolute dominance in between bad luck, injuries and command issues.

  71. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    2-out runs ftw!

  72. Guns says:

    That hit now ensures Adam Lind will be IBB’d the rest of the series.

  73. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Near collision. Just what we do not need. Breathe….

  74. Anderson Silva says:

    Granderson is atrocious.. and don’t tell me its the new position. He used to do the same shit at CF

  75. Dalek Jeter says:

    :( I hate non-shutdown innings.

  76. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Granderson can’t read flies in Right either

  77. Kramerica Industries says:

    Uh, yeah, Mike.

    Not all outfield positions are created equal. If you aren’t used to the way the ball comes off the bat from a RF vantage point, you may have some difficulties.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      True enough and obvious. But Curtis is not exactly smooth in Center either, whence my comment.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      Granderson has troubles reading flyballs in every spot in the OF

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        That’s true, but my comment has nothing to do with Curtis and his ability to read fly balls.

        It’s just a general fact about outfield defense in baseball.

  78. bobtaco says:

    Could have been worse…

  79. Bryan says:

    Very nice pitch by Phelps there. Completely fooled Maicer with the late movement.

  80. Anderson Silva says:

    we need more runs!

  81. Anderson Silva says:

    2-0 popup after misreading a flyball and costing your team a run. Granderson having a great game so far.

  82. Dela G says:

    I love having phelps. he’s so good. He’s like aceves except with a much cooler head on his shoulders

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

    Great play. Both ends.

  84. Anderson Silva says:

    hot damn!!! what a play by Nixie!!!!!!

  85. Get Phelps Up says:

    He always does something…right John?

  86. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Ball player.

  87. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well done by Nix and Overbay to finish that inning off.

  88. Wheels says:

    Damn Nix

  89. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nix-Overbay combo. Sweet

  90. Eddard says:

    There’s that professional ballplayer. I know people like to hate him but he’s really doing as good as job as could be expected of a lifetime backup.

  91. Dela G says:

    Love that romine is getting a chance to prove himself

  92. Wheels says:

    I dig Paulie’s analysis sometimes.

  93. Dalek Jeter says:

    I really think Romine’s starting to prove that he deserves to start…he’s hitting the ball hard and at least from radio it sounds like he’s at least passable behind the plate.

    • CountryClub says:

      He’s been very good behind the plate. Hasn’t had to throw much, but his receiving skills have been good.

      • vicki says:

        he caught hirok’s sinker nicely, no small accomplishment. he’s got some work to do on framing; he’s not as still as stewie and frankie. more time with pena will help.

        • CountryClub says:

          I actually think he’s been pretty quiet back there. I like what I’ve seen.

          • vicki says:

            i love what i’ve seen. no seriously, love. but some pitches he does something with his head. better today than last night, in fact better every start than the one before. he’s clearly very smart. (and handsome.)

  94. Bryan says:

    Robby…stop swinging at crappy pitches!

  95. Dalek Jeter says:

    ROBBIE CANO!!!!!!!!!!! DONT YA KNOW?!?!?!?

  96. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    YEAH!!!

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

    Again!

  98. Dela G says:

    wow cano hit that like a golf ball

  99. Eddard says:

    Yeah, he’s back alright. Prettiest swing in baseball.

  100. Kramerica Industries says:

    Does Robbie enjoy getting in these stupid hot/stupid cold streaks or something?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      He’s a very streaky hitter. I think most good hitters are because everything about their swing is so precise. When it’s on they hit everything, however when it’s just a tick off in pitch recognition or timing or whatever it throws them for an absolute loop.

      • Caandescension says:

        Or it could be the fact that it’s a 162 game season of 600 AB’s and cold spells are bound to happen to even the best hitters.

  101. Anderson Silva says:

    that’s pretty Robbie!! that’s pretty!

  102. Get Phelps Up says:

    That was a bomb. wow

  103. Brian S. says:

    Bob

  104. Wheels says:

    Heeee’s back

  105. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Life is just so much better when Robbie shows up to play.

  106. CountryClub says:

    Now that’s what you do to a mistake pitch.

  107. Havok9120 says:

    I love Hafner’s ABs. And with that, I’m off to sit on the river and get my drank on.

  108. Havok9120 says:

    FOR PRUSSIA!

  109. Bryan says:

    Come on Phelps. Shut the door for two more innings!

  110. Brian S. says:

    Phelpsy getting squeezed here.

  111. Kramerica Industries says:

    Boo Manchester City.

    Boo Chelsea.

  112. Anderson Silva says:

    comon Phelps, just get it through the 6th

  113. Dela G says:

    an audible “fuck” from lawrie there.

  114. Bryan says:

    Is that a slurve? Looks like it. He needs to stop hanging those pitches. Sooner or later they will get crushed.

  115. Eddard says:

    Big Game Dave Phelps, ladies and gentlemen. I just don’t see how you can remove him from the rotation now.

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

    Phelps !!!!

    Last 3 starts very nice.

    Again not bad for guy that should of been out the rotation 3 starts ago and can’t make it twice through a line up.

  117. Brian S. says:

    When does Phelps’ ceiling change from quality back-end arm to quality mid-rotation arm?

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

      3 to 4 starts like this

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      A season or two of proving it in the bigs. Let’s not forget when we were asking the same thing about Nova a few seasons ago.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        And lets forget about actual results for a second, you’d be crazy to argue that Phelps has better stuff than Nova.

        • nsalem says:

          Nova has much better stuff than many pitchers who have had much more successful results than Nova. You can say the same thing for AJ also. There are other factors involved.

          • Dalek Jeter says:

            That’s absolutely true, but we’re talking about “ceiling” and “potential” and when it comes to that, I still feel like Nova and Phelps’ ceiling are equal if not Nova’s being a little higher.

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

        agree 100%

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        That said, I’m very impressed with how he’s performed thus far.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Half a season, just like Nova.

    • Bryan says:

      When he stops teetering on the verge of disaster. The start has been solid. But he is getting away with murder today against Toronto. The first four innings he couldn’t throw a strike with the heat and the last few innings he has left his slider right down the middle with little to no movement. He is getting away with it because Toronto for some reason is sitting fastball every at bat. Phelps has not been generating a lot of weak contact. Lots of the outs are hard. I have my doubts.

      That said, he has proven he at least belongs in the bigs. Now he just needs to prove he has staying power.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      He’s put together 3 good starts. It’s a very SSS. Maybe if he does this all year, with the odd lousy outing of course.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        If he does this all year, allowing 3 ER in 18 innings, that’s damn near ace stuff.

        He won’t continue pitching this well.

  118. alittleblackegg says:

    The Jays minus Reyes are a weird team. Rasmus, Izturis, Bonifacio, Arencibia – can’t remember the last time I saw a team that weak up the middle. That’s brutal.

  119. Dalek Jeter says:

    I swear outside of the actual play by play Ma and Pa have a freakin script. Every game is exactly the same cliches.

  120. Guns says:

    Listen to them at your own risk. Prolonged exposure may cause a precipitous decline in your overall demeanor.

  121. Bryan says:

    One real nice thing about Phelps is he is a workhorse. Second 110+ pitching performance. He just needs to be a little more economical.

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

    Kiss my ass RAB

    Your truly

    David Phelps

  123. Dela G says:

    why don’t they consider putting nova in the bullpen? he’s not that good of a starter in my opinion

    career whip of 1.43

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

    well done

  125. Eddard says:

    How about that from Phelpsy. Andy goes on the DL and Phelps picks up the team and goes 7 strong. He’ll stay in the rotation even when everyone gets healthy.

    • Laz says:

      Is how players get their chance with the Yankees. Got no problem with him pushing someone out if he is productive.

  126. SDB says:

    Awesome. Over to Robertson and Kelley now to finish, or is there a chance they’ll give Dellin a few outs to play with?

  127. Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain) says:

    If my memory serves me right, Phelps has been awesome his past three starts, right? He was great today. If only Nova could learn from him…

  128. Get Phelps Up says:

    Nice job Phelpsy.

  129. JonS says:

    They better not make Phelps go to the pen when Nova returns.

  130. Dalek Jeter says:

    I love that our 8-9-1-2 hitters are all homegrown guys. Between that and 2/5ths of our rotation and most of our Bullpen being homegrown just spits in the face of all those people who say the Yankees don’t develop players ever.

  131. Alkaline says:

    Solid start by Phelps. He fought for Prussia valiantly.

  132. Guns says:

    Love me some Steve Delabar.

  133. Kramerica Industries says:

    I ALWAYS love it when those F-bombs sneak through the censors.

    In this case, it was Romine.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Lawrie’s was pretty nice too.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        My favorite ever was either last season or the season before. It was an ESPN Sunday Night game, Yankees Sox, and as he was walking into the dugout after making out Pedrioa screamed “Fuckin Shit” right into the dugout mic and camera. Completely uncensored.

  134. nsalem says:

    Nova has made it to the 7th inning once in is last 17th starts,

  135. Rolling Doughnut says:

    See Curtis that’s how it’s done.

  136. Dalek Jeter says:

    David Adams gives exactly ZERO shits about the scouting reports that his defense is subpar!!

  137. Anderson Silva says:

    adams playing a mean 3rd base so far

  138. Anderson Silva says:

    roider #2 goes yard

  139. Get Phelps Up says:

    One of Encarnacion’s bi-annual opposite field homers.

  140. nsalem says:

    Maybe Mo today

  141. Brian S. says:

    Phelps has been doing this for more than half a season though. Career 2.33 K/BB ratio and 3.69/4.09 ERA/xFIP entering this game.

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m surprised Encarnacion doesn’t get thrown at more often for that stupid arm up thing he does when he rounds the bases

  143. CountryClub says:

    Not sure why Robertson was in this game to begin with.

  144. The Real Greg says:

    Just came from watching the Doctor Who finale along with the Brits. Absolutely wonderful.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      ds;sfdagjowrpigjas;ldfkj WHY WOULD YOOU SAY ANYTHING?!?!?!?!?!? I WANT TO ASK YOU SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!

      • The Real Greg says:

        All I will say is if you are a die hard Doctor Who fan, I mean the whole series, you will love this story.

  145. nsalem says:

    hasn’t pitched since Wednesday

  146. CUYanks says:

    Robertson’s a team player. With this being Mo’s last year, he knows the only chance he can get Rivera to 700 saves is by making every win a save situation. Don’t be surprised if he engineers a way for a 5-way tie for the division in order to get those extra 1-game playoffs in there too.

  147. Dalek Jeter says:

    okay guys, quick inning, no runs…I want that save Mo could use an inning here.

  148. Dela G says:

    Hafner!

  149. Get Phelps Up says:

    Pronk!!!
    Against a lefty too!

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

    That man swing is made for that stadium

  151. sangreal says:

    Maybe we get to see Betances now

    • Guns says:

      I have no faith in Dellin to throw strikes. He’s an instant rally starter. I’d like to keep him away from any game the Yankees are winning.

  152. Kramerica Industries says:

    **too many homeruns**

  153. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    I had a feeling he was gonna do that.

  154. Get Phelps Up says:

    Man those guys suck.

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

    Yes more 4 runs!!!!

    Average run per game!

    Average run per game!

    Average run per game!

  156. CUYanks says:

    I would like to hear, maybe from a retired closer or something, how a closer honestly feels when his team scores a run to take the game out of a save situation for him. Is it relief that he can rest, or does he just get annoyed?

    • nsalem says:

      If they were concerned about their team they would say they were happy to have the runs. If they weren’t they would say the exact same thing but be lying

      • CUYanks says:

        I agree that’s how any active player would talk. But sometimes if you get a guy who’s been out of the game, they speak honestly.

        • nsalem says:

          Possibly if there was no press around. I think Mariano has always been a little less effective
          coming in with multiple run leads anyway. I think he has given up a couple of runs this year each time obviously with more than a one run lead. Don’t think it’s a coincidence.

  157. nsalem says:

    Rather see Travis heating up then see Mo today

  158. Anderson Silva says:

    maybe now we can Hafner against lefties

  159. nsalem says:

    If they were concerned about their team they would say they were happy to have the runs. If they weren’t they would say the exact same thing but be lying

  160. Get Phelps Up says:

    Kolby Rasmus.

  161. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Dial.it.up.

  162. Guns says:

    Holy 41 percent strikeout rate!!

  163. Wheels says:

    Good win

  164. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Sweet.

  165. Get Phelps Up says:

    Good game all around.
    Let’s sweep this miserable team tomorrow.

  166. vicki says:

    move over, twins; yankees have a new bitch.

  167. Troll says:

    Jayson Nix: 4 At-Bats, 8 Pitches, 2 Strikeouts. Ew.

  168. Eddard says:

    The Blue Jays had finally built some momentum coming into here and the Yankee pitching has crushed it. The lineup finally looks decent again with Hafner and Grandy back. Dickey had a good game against us last time until he ran into Lyle Overbay. Let’s sweep tomorrow.

  169. Dela G says:

    great win

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