Game 54: One-Third

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Tonight’s game marks the end of the first third of the season for the Yankees. They’ve been playing no good, very bad baseball for a little more than a week now, but I think the overall season results have been positive to date. The scrap heap pickups overachieved in a big way early on, allowing the team to stay afloat while half the roster sat on the DL. Thankfully, both Mark Teixeira (wrist) and Kevin Youkilis (back) are both in the lineup tonight. Not a series too late either, the Yankees are scheduled to see two lefties this weekend and they need the righty thump. Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander Jon Lester…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. DH Kevin Youkilis
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. LF Vernon Wells
  6. SS Jayson Nix
  7. 3B David Adams
  8. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is Baseball America’s 2008 Player of the Year, lefty CC Sabathia.

It’s another hot one in New York, meaning another good weather night for baseball. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Try to enjoy.

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  • Troll

    “You’re riding high in April, shot down in May, but I know I’m gonna change that tune when I’m back on top, back on top in June.”

    – Frank Sinatra

    • vicki

      very nicely done.

  • Winter

    Ichi-NOwhyareyouinthelineup?

    • vicki

      career .316 vs. lester. super relevant!!!

  • SDB

    As bad as the last week’s been, even if they lose today, they’ll have gotten through May with a .500 record (14-14, after going 16-10 in April) – not complaining too much there.

    But it’s good to see Teixeira and Youk back in the lineup at last.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Great that Tex and Youk are back. I’m sure one of them will be injured by next week, because that seems to be our luck.

    But whatever, we need to break the curse of Francisco.

    • Troll

      Seriously, change the handle before the game starts. Not to sound too superstitious, but your bad mojo is killin’ me, smalls.

      • Pasta

        BOC fan
        Dont fear the reaper

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        lol. Give me a good handle then!! And then you’ll have a deal.

        • Troll

          “Don’t Fear the Cowbell”? I have no idea, but the longer you tote the Vernon, the longer he’ll continue to slump his ass off . . . Hell, put, “Temporary Name” or “TBD” in the mean time. Just change it before Vernon comes to bat!

  • JonS

    Great time for Sabathia to be trying to figure out wtf is going on…

    Hopefully he can and the Yankees can get a much needed win.

  • SDB

    I’m optimistic. Sabathia always seems like a much better pitcher when it’s ridiculously hot; hopefully this heatwave will get him going.

  • Kramerica Industries

    There’s still 3-4 lineup dead spots there (if Vernon Wells breaks this slump any time soon) but at least it looks better than the dreck we’ve seen for the past week or so.

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Let’s go Boyz time to turn into Men!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Tex and Youk will go 10 for 10. Bank it.

  • trr

    Fingers crossed..

  • forensic

    Is CC really starting out at 89 with his fastball as Sterling and Waldman are saying?

    • forensic

      other than the K-pitch to Gomes which was 92…

    • Pasta

      Yes gun has him at 91

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It’s around 92

    • Anderson Silva

      All over.. 89 all the way to 92

  • Pasta

    Yanks are back
    6-1 in big win
    Thats how i see it

    • Jacob the OG

      If the red sox score more than 1 run I will hunt you down

    • trr

      Hope u shared that vision with the team

  • Pasta

    I fucking hate ratboy

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Pedroia.can.hit

    • Troll

      Right now, he’s the better second basemen . . . by far.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        career .304/.372/.460/.832 OPS+ 117 Ratboy can hit.

      • Jacob the OG

        Not true

        • Rolling Doughnut
          • Jacob the OG

            Never said he could not hit, I said he was the better 2B

            • Rolling Doughnut

              by far? No.

              • Jacob the OG

                I mean I said he was not the better 2B* the other guy said he was, But he is not at all.

              • Troll

                Consider Cano’s May. I said, “Right now”.

                • Jacob the OG

                  He still is not the better 2nd basemen “by far”

                  • Troll

                    Dude, c’mon. Semantics. Subjectivity. I hate Pedroia more than most, but even I can see that little Pedey’s been playing solid, consistent baseball thus far. Cano’s been slumping something awful.

                    • Jacob the OG

                      .264/.322/.491 in may is not something awful, last 20 games .269/.337/.474 still not bad, last 7 .297/.409/.459 absolutely not awful, last 5 .381/.381/.524. He has not been on fire and driving in runs is all, but everyone is blowing the slump out of proportion

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Perfectly pitched AB by C.C. and it results in a double

    When it’s goin bad…

  • Anderson Silva

    It’s sad. He can’t get a swing and a miss to save his life.

  • Pasta

    Ortiz drinking his special milkshakes again.

  • Wheels

    That was funny when Cone ripped that fan in the stands for booting that play.

  • Pasta

    Lets get him

  • Pasta

    Lets get him

  • forensic

    Oh my god, a WALK!?!?!?

    • zzzzz

      WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Welcome back Youk

  • Tom

    Lester already doing the stare down the ump 1 batter into the game.

    Hopefully the ump won’t give in on those balls as the game goes on.

  • Jacob the OG

    “The yankees have not walked in their lat 101 PAs” *Gardner proceeds to walk on 5 pitches*

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Time to Fuck these losers up.

  • Leg-End

    Cabrera is just ridiculous isn’t he.

  • Anderson Silva

    We really missed patient ABs like this

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Of course.

    • zzzzz

      ……we did that.

  • Pasta

    Youlk still looks like the pinup boy for HGH with that big head and huge jaw.

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Oh God, the Cano<Pedroia brigade is back?

    Two year vacation eh?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Cano’s idea of going the other way, dude is f* lost.

  • Anderson Silva

    and Cano continues with his shitty ways

  • Tom

    And as usual… the staredown crap works and the ump gives in. And now he’s bitching after the inning

    Look at where the pitches are that he thinks are strikes (you can see the ridiculous strike on Cano too):

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      How do you get that information right away? I always have to wait till the game is completed.

      • Tom

        Brooksbaseball.net has the strikezone plot real time (well, it’s updated after every hitter).

        But you have to wait until after the game to get an individual AB

        • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

          Cool

  • Pasta

    Gardner needs to learn how to get a better jump. For a fast guy he really can not excelerate for shit.

    • Wheels

      Excelerate, that’s a good one

    • JonS

      He has horrible instincts.

    • Troll

      He does not excel at accelerating. Could be. Or, well, he’s just a sh*t baserunner with the instincts of a mole crossing the 405.

      • Pasta

        Cant the firstbase coach tell him when to go?

      • dkidd

        angelino?

  • Pasta

    When did napoli join Duck Dynasty?

  • forensic

    I’m sure we can expect A-Rod to get a similar warm welcome back later in the season…

  • Pasta

    Tex thinner than last year

    • Wheels

      Damn, almost Vernon

  • Pat D

    “They’ve tested that sheath enough so they don’t think it’s going to tear.”

    Hmm. Kinky.

  • SDB

    I missed this. Youk at least filling up the count before the K, and Teixeira forcing a walk. SO much better than various people just striking out on 3-4 pitches or popping up on the first pitch.

  • Pasta

    This is where not having Grandy hurts

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    vern!!!

  • King George

    Offense!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Lineup dead spots de-activate.

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Isn’t Jackie Bradley supposed to spread wings, catch that ball, and gracefully touch back down?

  • Wheels

    Yay

  • Tom

    Some nice AB’s so far.

  • forensic

    Woohoo!!! A run!!! And early in the game too! And a lead!

  • Pasta

    Where back!

    • Troll

      Your back is opposite your front. Think dorsal.

      • Pat D

        Bravo.

  • flamingo

    So this is what leading in a game feels like!

  • Tom

    And here we go with another walk around the mound as Lester tries to intimidate the ump into that call… the ump should just warn him.

  • Pasta

    We-re back dammed auto fix

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    And Troll was here telling me to change my handle ;)

    • Troll

      Ugh. I’m going to murder your fallopian tubes.

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        lmaoo

  • Wheels

    Do something here Ichiro.

    • Wheels

      nice

  • Pasta

    Good pitch to adams who is swb bound.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bunt…..

  • Pasta

    More runs dammit!

  • Troll

    This is where I miss the “old days” when Posada, Cano, Swisher, Matsui were filling up the back-end of the lineup.

    • Jacob the OG

      You mean that one year in ’09? I miss that too

      • Troll

        The ’09 lineup was ridiculous. Melky was the “weak spot” whilst hitting .278 . . . What a fantastic season that was.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice to see Ichiro and Wells return from the dead.
    Keep it going, please.

  • flamingo

    YES.

  • Pasta

    Take that axisa

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    We’re back to working counts baby

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    2nd inning

    10 minutes to 8

    The Yankees are back

  • Pasta

    Nice 45 pitches for lester in 2 lol love the old yanks being back

    • Troll

      The Yankees are good with driving pitch counts up in the first 2-3 innings. That’s usually where it stops, however.

  • SDB

    Way to kill the inning, Stew.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Boston refs.

  • Wheels

    Jeez, is Stewart that slow?

  • forensic

    Can’t they just treat Chris Stewart like a pitcher and have him bunt the runners up even with one out?

    • WhittakerWalt

      Dude, you took the words out of my mouth.

  • Pasta

    Wow was stewart pulling a wagon behind him there? That was molina slow.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I really wish Chris Stewart would stop being Chris Stewart.

    Good inning though.
    Shutdown inning please.

  • Brian S.

    Losing Cervelli was the worst injury so far this year. Romine-Stewart is the absolute worst.

    • Troll

      “Absolute worst” doesn’t begin to do their shittery service. They’re so bad that they make my ass bleed. Even that, only ignites a fraction of my ire for those lifetime AAA’ers.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      That is WAY overvaluing Frankie Cervelli there.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Maybe he means injuries that happened after the season started? Because anyone who thinks the loss of Cervelli is worse than the loss of Jeter (or ARod) is crazy.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Losing Cervelli isn’t even in the same stratosphere as losing Derek Jeter.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Allow me to kill that rally for you!

  • Troll

    Is there any way to NOT play with a catcher? Make Loverboy the catcher.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This is worse than letting a pitcher get a hit.

  • Winter

    I just got back. Theres a number on the scoreboard that isn’t a 1 or a 0 and I’m not sure what it is. Any insight?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Ma and Pa are not giving credit to Stewart for hitting the hall hard. Ummmm into a double play, guys.

    • WhittakerWalt

      *now

  • Pasta

    Stewart running a 5.5 on that run to first.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      300 lbs offensive lineman run 5.5s, and those are the worst ones. I think Stewart was worse…

      This is generally overrated but terrible fucking hustle there.

      • Pasta

        Ok 5.8 40.

  • Troll

    This friggin’ Iglesias . . . Does he ever NOT get a hit? Clearly he must’ve been the number one overall prospect in baseball . . .

  • Pasta

    Cano cannon arm
    They can dfa brignac keep adams and let robbie play ss.

    • Winter

      And have Nix play 2B?

      • Pasta

        Adams came up a 2nd baseman.

        • Winter

          Then Who’s on third?

          • Pasta

            Youlklis

          • Troll

            I Don’t Know’s on third. Who’s on first? Who is on first.

          • Jacob the OG

            no who’s on first!

            • Winter

              What?

          • Pasta

            Tex 1b
            Adams 2nd
            Cano ss
            Youlk 3b

  • Tom

    Nice inning for CC

    Got away with that last pitch though… missed his spot by quite a bit.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Yes John, there are other 2nd baseman who can turn that DP. Not just Cano.

  • JonS

    I love how when the Yankees and Redsox play, we get Pedroia/Cano comparisons and they each make amazing plays seemingly trying to outdo each other.

  • Tom

    Do not bunt here… work Lester over.

  • Troll

    The Orioles offense is so good that I’m actually jealous. I’m not even mad, really, because they almost deserve it for all the years of bland, uninspiring, horrible, meaningless, ugly baseball.

    • Pasta

      That team is juiced look at Davis and Jones

  • Anderson Silva

    really loving the long ABs so far.. Very different approach

  • Pasta

    Two pitches youlk come on work this guy.

  • Pasta

    60 pitches in three innings lol lester

  • Wheels

    Strike three.

  • Anderson Silva

    middle of the plate and he’s staring at the ump.. he’s fucking lost

  • Winter

    I don’t know what Cano’s problem with that pitch was. Maybe if the ump had called a high strike earlier in the at bat, but all Lester’s pitches were down.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Ehh, probably mad at himself.

    • Tom

      I think he was already angry with the 1-0 call which was terrible (both low and outside). He also got hosed in the 1st inning on a really low call on I think a 2-0 pitch.

      The called strike 3 was in the zone though.

  • Tom

    And after staring the ump down early on and politicking between innings, the ump has given in and started calling both the outside corner and the low strike to lefties.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    • Pasta

      Only for Lester. Cc sqeezed

  • hogsmog

    Is the PitchFX gun hot, or is CC really hitting 94 with his four seam?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Heh. Look at CC hustling to first.

  • Pasta

    94 cc feeling good.

  • Mike HC

    Gotta be encouraged by CC and his velocity tonight so far.

  • dkidd

    what’s with the all the beards, boston?

    • Pasta

      The Robertsons bought the team.

    • Pat D

      Badge of grit and determination.

      • Pasta

        It goes with beer and fried chicken.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Beer and fried chicken would hit the spot right now.

          • Pasta

            Is that you Beckett?

            • WhittakerWalt

              I will not allow anyone to speak against beer and fried chicken.

  • WhittakerWalt

    “Now the 1-0, and the pitch inside the count’s 1-1″

    • Wheels

      lol

  • Anderson Silva

    pretty change up

  • Pat D

    Mike Torrez is the only person I can think of for the trivia answer.

  • Anderson Silva

    back to the shitty ABs

  • Pasta

    Please get him to 70 nix

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Not to sound Greg-like or anything, but the zone seems to be way tighter for CC than for Lester.

  • dkidd

    michael kay hates fangraphs references more than ketchup

  • Pasta

    Nix best at bat this inning

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Well this has the look of a real narrative-buster thus far.

    I don’t care how he does. It is so fucking nice to see Mark Teixeira at first base. God, I missed that guy.

    • SDB

      Yup. Loverbay’s been very good, way above expectations, but so good to see Teix back and working long counts again.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        For sure. I love me a good defensive first baseman who gets a few opportune hits, but I love me some Tex better.

        • SDB

          Loverbay = good defensive first baseman.

          Teix = great defensive first baseman.

  • Wheels

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar in the house.

  • dkidd

    what happened to strasburg?

    • Tom

      Apparently pulled for shoulder discomfort.

      • Pasta

        Davey johnson kills another pitcher.

        • Tom

          I probably shouldn’t laugh, but that is pretty funny.

        • forensic

          Who’s in the lead? Him or Dusty Baker?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Dusty 4Ever.

          • Pat D

            Billy Martin.

  • Pasta

    CC dealing !

  • Wheels

    Yeah CC!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    CC’s third reverse-Hughes of the game.

  • hogsmog

    Nasty.

  • dkidd

    welcome back, big man

  • Pasta

    CC is back. Could it be the warm weather?

  • Eddard

    CC’s back. Everyone was fretting day in and day out about this club but here they are up 2-0 fighting for 1st. I thought we could take 2/3 and I like our chances.

  • SDB

    Sabathia going as high as 94 mph that inning!

  • Chris

    Who is the “punk as* muthafuc*er” that CC was referring to as he walked off the mound?

    • Pasta

      Bradley jr
      He tore him up opening day

  • Pasta

    Get Lester to 85 this inning

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    CC is shoving

  • forensic

    Nice to see (hear?) CC finally going over the edge and taking out his anger/frustration on the Red Sox. They really needed to see something like this from him.

  • Pasta

    Ichiro can bunt but pitcher spot up next

  • Tom

    I don’t think he had it.

  • Pasta

    Get tossed joey

  • Anderson Silva

    2nd base ump is a red sox fan..

  • Pat D

    Joe is so wrong on this one, but he’s clearly going for the motivation factor.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Foot wound up off the bag for sure, though.

      • Pat D

        No, he kept it on.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Take ‘em both out, Joe.

  • Eddard

    Joe’s trying to fire up his club. I wouldn’t be surprised if the team went on a winning streak now.

  • vicki

    love joe going all italian.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s the “five game losing streak managerial toss”. The call was actually pretty obvious.

  • Wheels

    Joe’s alright

  • Pasta

    Not with the pitcher up

  • Tom

    Bunt here? (yes I’m aware there is 1 out)

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Lol. Walk Chris Stewart.

  • Pasta

    Nice lester 87 not long for this game

  • Pasta

    Youlk deliver here please.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So, how have The Walked Dead Wounded looked? As well as CC?

  • Wheels

    You stink Stewart!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Fucking stupid ass baserunning Stewart.
    Absolutely awful.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Right as I make my first post Stewart makes the last out at 3rd…maybe I should go…

  • SDB

    Jeebus. Stewart runs the bases about as well as CC.

    • Pasta

      You mean Posada.

  • Eddard

    That’s what we were missing from Youk. And of course Stewart continues to be a worthless clown.

  • Pasta

    Chris (I kill rallys)stewart

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stewart finds a way to kill the rally. Bonehead play Chris.

  • OldYanksFan

    Stewie with the 3rd out at 3rd. Not good Stewie.

  • Tom

    What the hell is Stewart doing?

  • your mom

    Just die Stewie.

  • forensic

    Nice Youk!

    Even when Stewart somehow reaches base, he still manages to screw things up.

    • Pat D

      It’s like even when we win, they win.

  • trr

    Stewart is really a rock-head, isn’t he?

  • King George

    So not only is Stewart an incompetent catcher, but he’s also an incompetent baserunner. Ok, good. We now have that established.

  • vicki

    i may hate chris stewart more than i hate pedroia.

  • Pasta

    My god just go to 2nd fuck nuts cano is up?

  • JMK

    Seriously, what as a fanbase did we do to deserve the plague that is Chris Stewart? What gods have we angered?

    • trr

      Get well Frankie.
      Soon.

  • Dalek Jeter

    John Sterling: *lets just sweep Stewart breaking the cardnale rule of baserunning by talking about Youk getting a hit*

    • Dalek Jeter

      cardinale

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Wanna try again?

        • forensic

          heh

      • Pasta

        Cardinal

        • Pat D

          Cardenal.

  • Jonathan

    Dude gets paid to play baseball and just made the last out at 3B, when it wasn’t even that close, with Robbie due up and Lester struggling and nearing 100 pitches. Holy fucking shit. That’s a major fine.

  • Pasta

    Stewie has Mets written al over him in the future.

    • vicki

      kidding? mets have buck, with d’arnaud on the way. what the hell do they need with garbage like chris stewart?

      • Pat D

        They’re the Mets.

        Do we actually need to say more?

        This is a team that currently employs Marlon Byrd, Omar Quintanilla, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison…

  • Tom

    Good thing Ichiro still has speed or that boneheaded play would have also cost the run.

  • Pasta

    Ok here comes boston cause stewart kills a big inning.

  • Pasta

    Can we just send Nova to the Braves for Mcanns

    • Pat D

      I’m sorry, “Force Trades” has not been enabled.

  • your mom

    What the eff is up with Iglesias having 2 hits off CC? Is he their new Ciriaco?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He’s hitting .444 this year. He’s hitting everyone (so far).
      Ciriaco pretty much only hit against the Yankees.

      • Tom

        I just hope he starts to remember that he has a sub .600 OPS (yes, sub .600) in nearly 1000 AAA AB’s

  • Pasta

    Nice ratboy stays on deck
    I feel good Yankee karma this game.

  • forensic

    Suzyn: “Jonny Gomes hitting .182. I’ve never seen that number associated with him.”

    I guess 2008 never happened when he actually hit exactly .182…

    • Tom

      Isn’t he hitting righties better than lefties this year too?

    • Pat D

      Shit, I thought that was one of his Cincinnati years.

      Well, you know what they say, forensic…

    • Dalek Jeter

      No, 2008 never happened, there was no baseball that season.

      • Pat D

        Just like 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012…

        • Dalek Jeter

          No, all those years did happen…2008 was the only exception.

          • vicki

            but they called the 2004 post-season after the division series. weird.

          • Pat D

            So a year where the Phillies won was worse than a year where the Red Sox won?

            And how the hell did I forget 2001?!?

  • Wheels

    Hopefully 3 runs will be enough.

  • Pasta

    Lester 100

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Is there anything better than a Coney broadcast?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Coney/Paulie/Kenny.

      • Pat D

        Sub Leiter for O’Neill.

        O’Neill is only entertaining when Kay is there and they go off on their meaningless tangents.

    • Pat D

      A Coney broadcast without the blowhard.

      And I’m someone who’s not constantly annoyed by Kay.

    • Pasta

      Coney Al Kenny is the best.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Absolutely.

    • vicki

      paulie with the old-timers on old-timers day.

  • Pasta

    Bullshit strike

  • Pasta

    Lester gets another inning by help of the umpire

  • Pat D

    Does Al Pacino actually speak in that Rebuild commercial?

  • Pasta

    Ratboy fucks us every game

  • Pat D

    Pedroia is like an infinitely less lovable version of Tyrion Lannister.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Joffrey? (Even though Joffrey might actually be taller than Pedroia)

      • Pat D

        Yea, that’s why I went with Tyrion.

  • Winter

    Not the world’s best route there by Ichiro.

  • Pasta

    Steroids up

  • Pasta

    Pedroia is reading the signs at 2nd

  • Pasta

    Come on cc deal

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gotta get Drew here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I hope the pen is getting ready. Just in case.

  • JMK

    Looks like Ichiro took a few pretty clumsy routes to the last two balls.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Terrible reads.

  • Pasta

    Ichiro aging before our eyes becoming Matsui out there in the field

  • BigBlueAL

    Welcome back CC.

  • Pasta

    Cano to Tex like a comfortable pair of sneakers.

  • Tom

    The big man coming up big.

    If that was it for him that was one hell of a start.

  • Winter

    I think CC has another inning in him, but with D-Rob and Mariano both having 2 days rest I bet that was his last inning.

  • Pasta

    Any chance Musty can get a promotion to the big club hes killing the ball again. Maybe ichiro could fall in the shower.

    • Pat D

      Hmm. That could maybe possibly be arranged if you have the right contacts…

  • Eddard

    Uh uh slider. Very good pitching by CC tonight and analysis by Coney.

  • SDB

    Really, could they just pinchhit Boesch or Pronk for Stewart now, and tell them to swing for the fences to avoid the inevitable GIDP?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Stewie!!!!

  • Eddard

    Chris Stewart picks up a base knock. At least he’s doing something.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not remotely close enough to make a positive contribution to this game.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stewieeee the hardest ball he’ll ever hit.

  • Pasta

    Nice met hit there stewie.

  • Tom

    OK Stewie… If there is a single to LF this time, let’s not think you are Rickey Henderson and can go first to 3rd on it.

    • SDB

      Some improvement there. Whew. Like a 3 year old who finally learns to use the toilet.

      • Pasta

        But forgets to flush.

  • Tom

    This might be a spot for Gardner to bunt for a hit

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You think. WTF

    • Tom

      Or line a solid single for an RBI.

      Nice job against a tough lefty.

  • Pat D

    Was that Arn Anderson in the Red Sox dugout?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Gardy!!! NPOH

  • Pat D

    Of course Stewart does the right thing and stops at 2nd, and then Bradley makes a horrid throw that would have let him get to 3rd easily.

    Stewart pissed off one of Gods, that’s for sure.

  • Winter

    Stewart needs to be going 1st to 3rd there. No excuses.

    /sarcasm

  • Rolling Doughnut

    0-2 knock. Way to go. Time to grease up they asses-

  • Pasta

    Stewie stopped at second lol

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It’s tough to throw it worse than that.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Pile on, kids.

  • Tom

    Cano really is getting some tough calls tonight – that’s 3, maybe 4 tonight (though the strike 3 punchout was a good call)

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Cmon Robbie break it open

  • Winter

    Everyone who gets angry at Robbie for being too free swinging: How ya feeling now?

    • WhittakerWalt

      Were they good strikes he’s been taking? I have no way of knowing.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He took the last one down the middle ffsake

    • Tom

      Did you not see the crap he swung at on 2-1?

      It’s the free swinging when he’s ahead in the count as he seems to make up his mind almost before the pitch is delivered.

      He’s seen 13 2-1 pitches this month and swung at 10 of them. Only 4 of them have been fastballs as teams now know he will basically swing at anything on 2-1.

      • BigBlueAL

        My problem with Cano right now (if you can call it a problem) is it seems he is just looking to pull everything. He is constantly rolling over breaking stuff away and doesnt seem to have any intention whatsoever of driving the ball the other way which he has always done well.

        Just seems too pull happy right now.

  • Pasta

    Ball 4 again called a strike this crew sucks.

  • JMK

    That strike 3 looked very slightly outside, but that’s way too close to take.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      outside no way.

      • JMK

        It did from the overhead angle. You have the pitchfx?

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Yes. Have to look at it when the game ends.

  • Winter

    At least Lance Barksdale is consistent with that low strike.

    • JMK

      Ain’t no thang, String!

      – Avon Barksdale

  • JMK

    I tuned in fairly late – what happened to Girardi?

    • Winter

      Ejected for arguing a call in the 5th inning. Runner on first, grounder to the pitcher. Throw pulled Drew off the bag. Ump called him out, replay showed that Drew did keep his foot down, but it was really close. Girardi argued and was ejected.

      • JMK

        Gotcha. Thanks.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Well done, CC.
    Needed a start like this.

  • Pasta

    CC said i want to get that litte bitch Bradley again.

  • Eddard

    Tip your cap to CC. He pitched brilliantly and hopefully shut up a lot of those critics.

    • Troll

      Critics who will say that the Red Sox are nearly as atrocious against lefties as the Yankees are?

  • vicki

    ace.

    • Winter

      Obviously CC heard us saying Kuroda was the ace and decided to do something about it.

  • Troll

    So who was saying the Marlins’ offense is worse than the Yankees? I kid, I kid. Kind of. Not really.

    5 – 1 Miami:NYM

    • Winter

      That was me. And I will stand by it, goddamnit! And remember, the Yankees were facing Dillon “Cy Young” Gee.

    • Pat D

      Well, the Yankees didn’t get to face Marcum.

      Like it would have made a difference…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Well, everybody. Except you apparently. SSS etc etc.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    CC welcome back sir.

  • Eddard

    Finally we get the low strike. Throw him out, ump.

  • Pasta

    So stewart frames pitches and cant do anything else

  • Pat D

    Why does Nava not get tossed for arguing balls/strikes that long? I thought that was the instant ejection rule.

    Effing umpires.

    • Winter

      If they followed that rule, Cano and Teixeira would also be gone.

      • Pat D

        Nava was arguing louder and longer.

        That’s what I’ll keep telling myself.

      • Chris

        Cano is starting to border on pre-Yankee Youkilis territory.
        I’m not sure Robbie Cano has any room to argue about a strike zone.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Considering the fact that he’ll swing at pitchers over his head, his command of the strike zone can certainly be called into question.

  • Tom

    i think at this point there is just a momentum to the hitters complaining… that pitch looked pretty close and he has been consistent with it (though the 2-1 pitch was outside and was called a strike)

  • Troll

    So who cares to explain the legend of Enrique(?) Iglesias? Is he projected to be worth a shizzz?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Potential to have the best glove in the league but he’ll also have the worst bat in the league. Overrated by the media as a top prospect.

      • Troll

        His bat looks pretty damn good thus far.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Career .300 OBP even with 2013 bloating his stats.

          • Troll

            How about Nava? His career OBP is a tad higher I believe.

            • Pat D

              Nava’s 30 years old. Can’t really call him a prospect.

      • Roadgeek Adam

        Badly overrated with bat. He stunk last year, and like Ciriaco appears to have, will regress to the mean or below.

        • Troll

          Oh golly, I hope so.

  • Troll

    Also, I forgot to notice/mention that Teixera’s struck out in half of his at-bats . . . Good ol’ MT25.

  • Winter

    Sounds like someone needs an explanation of how the law of averages works.

  • elton celery cap cod

    Good to see tex is still good for nothing at the plate, tries to pull everything, good thing overbay is still around, we’l need him

    • Winter

      Yeah, god forbit Teixeira is as bad as he was last year… when he hit for a 116 wRC+.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well it’s good but people were expecting better numbers based on his history and contract.

        Fun fact, Swisher’s and Teix’s tenures as Yankees both have the same wRC+

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

          Give me him over Rivera every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

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

            No idea why I wrote Rivera, should be Overbay. Guess Mo is still on the mind.

    • Troll

      You’ll get raped for that comment, but, on some level, I agree. At least Teixera will see his fair share of pitches, though, which Loverboy certainly can’t say. I’m not saying, to any extent that LOB is better than Teixera, I’m just saying that Teixera is not very good.

  • Tom

    Have to think with Mo’s command, he should exploit the homeplate ump this inning.

  • Hans Moleman

    Papa Grande about to lose my fantasy team a W.

    • Hans Moleman

      *cost

    • SDB

      Papa Grande did a number on my fantasy team’s ERA as well. Ugh.

      Worse still, the O’s won. I’d have minded less if he blew a save with 4 runs against – um, most other teams. But ugh, against Baltimore?

  • Tom

    Costas (on MLB Network) must be channeling some Yankee announcers

    Last inning he was talking about how you can’t predict baseball, and that first out he almost went into the HR call.

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

    Hmmmmm, perhaps its WWWMW? A line drive and two hits following the debacle at Citi Field. I think he’ll get out of it but he doesn’t look too sharp.

    • Tom

      Meh… those hits weren’t exactly scorched (the first out was hit pretty well though)

      I always wonder about whether you keep the DP in order or just play back with a runner on 1st with a 2 or 3 run lead. (especially with a lefty hitter)

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

      Of course he follows up with a strikeout and a vintage Mo broken bat groundout.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Let’s not make this too interesting Mo.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its never easy for Mo vs Boston.

  • Troll

    Start the implosion . . . NOW!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Based on Mo’s and Ortiz’s numbers you would think today were 2003.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Holy blazes its the Devil in the No. 23. Been a long time since we last saw him (see last season.)

    • Winter

      Technically we’ve never seen him. He had a different number last year.

  • Troll

    Phew.

  • Eddard

    They’re now primed to take the series and regain 1st place. Teix and Youk came back just in time to save the day.

  • trr

    breathe

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

    One third of the way through the season and the Yankees are tied in the loss column for first place.

    I’ll take it every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    C-Dick with a walkoff HR vs. Detroit. Smdh.

    • trr

      C-Dick Run

    • WhittakerWalt

      SMMFH

  • Kramerica Industries

    Papa Grande still fucking sucks.

    Unreal. I’m so sick of #OriolesMagic.

  • BigBlueAL

    Freaking Dickerson.

    • Chris Dickerson

      That’s what you get for picking Ichiro over me. ;)

  • Mick taylor

    Exception of 2009 Tex has not been as good as he was with the angels braves and Texas. He has been like arod unclutchand horrible in the playoffs except for the he against the twin

    • WhittakerWalt

      Selective memory.
      Tex had a .973 OPS in the 2010 ALDS, and an .853 OPS in the 2012 ALDS. And anyone can fail in the playoffs, just as anyone can succeed in the playoffs.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Not bashing Tex but if Mick has a selective memory you have a bit of statistical confirmation bias. Here are Tex’s postseason slashes: .222/.339/.320/.659 in 40 games and 183 PA

        • WhittakerWalt

          Not at all. Tex has stunk it up in the postseason, for the most part. But he has had some good series, too. To hear Mick tell it, Tex has done exactly one good thing in the postseason. That’s simply not true. The overall average stinks, to be sure, but he’s had some individual series that were quite good.

  • trr

    I know it was a 5 game losing streak, but it seemed longer. Thank God we won….

  • TomH

    Forget the Prussia business. New game threads should begin with Sinatra references.

    • Pat D

      Wrong.