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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Havok9120

    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.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Seriously, how did he find such a menial thing about Phelpsy?

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Nothing against Mike; he rocks. But, this info can be gotten directly from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....(baseball)

      • Kramerica Industries

        As someone who watches Alaska State Troopers on National Geographic, I’m highly amused I see a Mat-Su Valley reference on a Yankees blog.

  • Noah Poser

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

  • trr

    Yes. Beat The Jays!

  • ScentOfAMan

    So David Adams…Marco Scutaro w/ more pop?

    • Dalek Jeter

      That would be wonderful.

  • Havok9120

    And, oh yeah, let us crush the Jays.

    Crush ‘dem.

    • SDB

      No ‘for Prussia’, or is that just assumed now?

      • Dalek Jeter

        No, we must actually mention Prussia. Well done SDB.

      • Havok9120

        I like to save some of my bullets for later posts. Considering the rate at which I’ve been posting lately, it’s necessary to introduce something of a rotation.

        That said…

        Für Preußen!

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Or the long form for luck: Sie werden das Baseballspiel für Preußen winnen!!

        • Havok9120

          A decent example of why I hate the German language.

          • Pat D

            Other than the fact that it sounds completely evil?

            • Havok9120

              Now, you know me, I don’t hold that kind of thing against anybody or anything. In fact, I’ve always liked the way it sounds, especially with certain accents.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            You must be American. Not to worry. I have even better ones.

            • Havok9120

              An American who is especially incompetent when it comes to languages. German is my best one, but that mostly just pertains to reading it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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…

    • Get Phelps Up

      Loverbay: 2/9 with a homer against Morrow
      Grandy 2/19 with 11 strikeouts.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Ahh, it’s more Grandy’s bad numbers against Morrow, thanks dude.

  • mitch

    Pretty pumped to see Austin Adams finally get a shot

    • Havok9120

      Definitely a future staple in the lineup.

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

    • Pat D

      Who are the other 3?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Medlen, Roberto Hernandez, and Tommy Milone.

        • SDB

          I’d leave things as they are and cheer on KC and LAD. Medlen’s coming off a pretty bad start and LAD has some hitters just starting to click, and Milone will face some decent hitters against KC – Butler’s been raking lately.

        • Pat D

          I’d expect Fausto to suck.

  • CountryClub

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

    • Havok9120

      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

      by a mile

  • Kramerica Industries

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

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

  • CountryClub

    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

    • Dalek Jeter

      Ha, somebody called the other day that they were holding onto and playing him to troll us.

    • Havok9120

      I love it.

  • Eddard

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

    • trr

      don’t hold your breath on that one

  • Pat D

    Happy Birthday!

  • Get Phelps Up

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Lol Melky.
    K on a HBP

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yeah But Phelps is also missing his spots.

      • nsalem

        often happens in inning one. he’ll findit

      • Anderson Silva

        badly. Hope he gets better soon

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Strikes please.

    • nsalem

      don’t worry bout that

  • Wheels

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

    • Havok9120

      Kill it with fire.

      Augur that.

      • Wheels

        I’ll let my cat out to patrol the area.

  • Havok9120

    That was a darn nice FB on the K.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tight strikezone.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Hahahahahahaha

    Thanks Joey Bats.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    That was just plain awesome.

  • Guns

    Damn that was pretty. Love seeing that stuff.

    • Havok9120

      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.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Phelps is really good at pickoffs for a rightie.

  • Anderson Silva

    suck on that bautista..

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice one Bautista!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bautista caught taking a siesta

    • Havok9120

      Racist!

      • Rolling Doughnut

        I knew I was gonna get in trouble for that one. Guess I’ll have to go on Anderson Cooper and slobber an apology.

        • Havok9120

          Always the best response. Likely won’t work unless you’re a Democrat or Trent Lott, but it’s always worth a shot.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            LOL. Or Mark Sanford.

            • Havok9120

              Him too.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Not a strike

  • Anderson Silva

    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.

    • nsalem

      all calls always go against the Yankee’s. It’s a plot

  • Wheels

    What’s troubling you Robbie?

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Raymond World

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

    • Get Phelps Up

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      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?

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Nicely played.

    • Dalek Jeter

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

      • Eddard

        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.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Wheels

    Pronk time

  • Anderson Silva

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      The crappy hitter laid down a near perfect bunt.

      • Anderson Silva

        Because they were playing him like he was Alex Rodriguez in his prime

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Nope.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice! Roll it up boys!

  • trr

    they did look surprised by it

  • Havok9120

    Oh my God. That font.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    He walked 5 in Cleveland.

    • Dalek Jeter

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

      • SDB

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

        • Dalek Jeter

          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

        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

          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

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

            • Kramerica Industries

              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

              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

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

      • Get Phelps Up

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

        • CUYanks

          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.

          • vicki

            keith hernandez is the post-modern scooter.

      • Kramerica Industries

        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

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

  • Wheels

    nice

  • SDB

    Nice Houdini act there.

  • Havok9120

    Niiiiiice. Phelps doing his thing.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

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

  • Yankonymous

    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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nixie baby

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Gardy!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    GGBG!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gardy drove in Nixie

  • Havok9120

    w00t!

  • Wheels

    That was sweet

  • Anderson Silva

    good hitting by Gardner there

  • Guns

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

  • Wheels

    Dontcha know!!!!

  • Anderson Silva

    Robbie!!! Popup HR!

  • SDB

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

  • Get Phelps Up

    Robinson!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Canobie drives in Gardy with a home run.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Nice way to break the slump, Robbie!

  • Havok9120

    GONE!

    Hells yes.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hah.

    Hopefully a Yankee Stadium cheapie can get Robbie rolling.

  • Eddard

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Yank it out Robbie.

  • Brian S.

    Bobinson Canoe!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • Havok9120

      Impatient bastards.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Winfield and Rickey are two of them.

    Might have to think about the third…

  • Guns

    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.

    • Havok9120

      So a combo of Hughes and Ivan Nova basically.

      • Guns

        Only with much more potential, IMO.

        • Havok9120

          Oh I definitely agree. Though maybe where Hughes was a few years ago in those terms.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    2-out runs ftw!

  • Guns

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    :( I hate non-shutdown innings.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Granderson can’t read flies in Right either

  • Kramerica Industries

    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

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

    • Anderson Silva

      Granderson has troubles reading flyballs in every spot in the OF

      • Kramerica Industries

        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.

  • bobtaco

    Could have been worse…

  • Bryan

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

  • Anderson Silva

    we need more runs!

    • Dalek Jeter

      MOAR!!!!

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Dela G

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

    • Bryan

      Phelps always looks so angry. Maybe just the way he looks…but I always have a feeling he is one bad pitch away from blowing a gasket.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Aceves? Alfredo Aceves? THE Alfredo Aceves? 2012-2013: ERA+ 70, WHIP: 1.8 or thereabouts. Yikes.

      • Dela G

        i’m talking about the mexican gangster version of aceves. not the red sox one

        • Rolling Doughnut

          So we’re partying like it’s 2009. OK.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Great play. Both ends.

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Get Phelps Up

    He always does something…right John?

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Ball player.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

  • Wheels

    Damn Nix

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nix-Overbay combo. Sweet

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Dela G

    Love that romine is getting a chance to prove himself

  • Wheels

    I dig Paulie’s analysis sometimes.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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

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

      • vicki

        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

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

          • vicki

            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.)

  • Bryan

    Robby…stop swinging at crappy pitches!

    • Bryan

      OK thank you.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    YEAH!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Again!

  • Dela G

    wow cano hit that like a golf ball

  • Eddard

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

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      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

        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.

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Get Phelps Up

    That was a bomb. wow

  • Brian S.

    Bob

    • Get Phelps Up

      Robert

  • Wheels

    Heeee’s back

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • CountryClub

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

  • Havok9120

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

    • Brian S.

      You can’t sit on the river. You can sit on a device that will be floating on the river.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Like an airboat. or a HOVERCRAFT!!!

  • Havok9120

    FOR PRUSSIA!

  • Bryan

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

    • Brian S.

      LOLawrie. What happened to that guy?

  • Brian S.

    Phelpsy getting squeezed here.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He has been all game..It’s getting really old.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Boo Manchester City.

    Boo Chelsea.

    • Leg-End

      Yes, Booooooo.

  • Anderson Silva

    comon Phelps, just get it through the 6th

  • Dela G

    an audible “fuck” from lawrie there.

  • Bryan

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

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      you were saying

  • Eddard

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

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    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.

  • Brian S.

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

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      3 to 4 starts like this

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        I’m wrong read below

    • Dalek Jeter

      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

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

        • nsalem

          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

            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)

        agree 100%

      • Dalek Jeter

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

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

      Half a season, just like Nova.

    • Bryan

      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

      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

        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.

  • alittleblackegg

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • vicki

      rain man & rain woman. makes for good drinking games.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Haha, I wish I could be drinking right now.

  • Guns

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      Trust me, I know. Today started wonderfully, now I’m kind of in a dreary fog. Not in a bad mood, just very blah.

    • Guns

      Meant as a reply to Dalek Jeter up there…

  • Bryan

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

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Kiss my ass RAB

    Your truly

    David Phelps

  • Dela G

    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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    well done

  • Eddard

    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

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

  • SDB

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

  • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

    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…

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice job Phelpsy.

  • JonS

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

    • vicki

      nuni too.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I was really only talking about guys currently healthy and on the team. Otherwise the rotation would be 3/5ths with Andy…but I guess it is with Nuno though.

  • Alkaline

    Solid start by Phelps. He fought for Prussia valiantly.

  • Guns

    Love me some Steve Delabar.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    In this case, it was Romine.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Lawrie’s was pretty nice too.

      • Dalek Jeter

        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.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Yeah I remember that one too. Golden.

  • nsalem

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    See Curtis that’s how it’s done.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Anderson Silva

    adams playing a mean 3rd base so far

  • Anderson Silva

    roider #2 goes yard

  • Get Phelps Up

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

  • nsalem

    Maybe Mo today

  • Brian S.

    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.

    • Brian S.

      Well I guess that’s just 76 innings though. As a SP. Nvm.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I know it’s high, but my threshold is still 1-2 seasons…so like 300 innings. I mean Nova tricked us all into believing he was a number 2 in 2011 and we all saw what happened there.

        • nsalem

          Nova tricked himself into thinking he is an ace and I think that’s his problem.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Touche lol.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            And every time he gets rocked, he says postgame: I pitch real good today, I feel strong.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              He is rather Ian Kennedy-ish in his post bad start reactions.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      15 starts, including today, about a half season’s worth.

      He’s off to a promising start though.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Yes sir

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • CountryClub

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

    • The

      He hadn’t pitched in a while.

    • JonS

      Needed a reason to give Mo a save opportunity. J/K

    • sangreal

      To set Mo up for a save opportunity. He is the “setup guy”, after all

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Dalek Jeter

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

      • The Real Greg

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

  • nsalem

    hasn’t pitched since Wednesday

  • CUYanks

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Pronk cares not about your fantasy team.

    • SDB

      No Mo for us today, but I’ll live. Good to see Pronk back.

    • CUYanks

      All right, plan B. Boone Logan go out there and make it a save situation again.

    • vicki

      awwww.

  • Dela G

    Hafner!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Pronk!!!
    Against a lefty too!

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    That man swing is made for that stadium

  • sangreal

    Maybe we get to see Betances now

    • Guns

      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.

  • Kramerica Industries

    **too many homeruns**

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    I had a feeling he was gonna do that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Man those guys suck.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Yes more 4 runs!!!!

    Average run per game!

    Average run per game!

    Average run per game!

  • CUYanks

    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

      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

        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

          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.

  • nsalem

    Rather see Travis heating up then see Mo today

    • CountryClub

      He was playing vs lefties before he got hurt. Although, now that they can DH Wells vs a lefty, he may be back to playing against mostly righties.

    • CountryClub

      Sorry…reply fail

  • Anderson Silva

    maybe now we can Hafner against lefties

    • CountryClub

      See my above comment

  • nsalem

    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

  • Get Phelps Up

    Kolby Rasmus.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Dial.it.up.

  • Guns

    Holy 41 percent strikeout rate!!

  • Wheels

    Good win

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sweet.

  • Get Phelps Up

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

  • vicki

    move over, twins; yankees have a new bitch.

  • Troll

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

    • Troll

      Also, Brett Gardner strikes out . . . A lot.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        odd timing

        • Troll

          It had to be said. I guess I’m merely awaiting the glorious day that he’s thrown back into the 9 hole . . . I’ve always had qualms about a true one-tool player starting for the NYY.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I actually agree with the troll. That’s a gross line.

    • vicki

      tough day to be a troll, huh? maybe you won’t have to work as hard tomorrow.

      • Troll

        Sure, Vicki, whatever the hormones and hysteria are telling you . . .

        • vicki

          i will scratch your eyes out!!

          • Troll

            That’s more like it.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Dela G

    great win