Saturday Night Open Thread

Game 48: Reverse Split
Heathcott homers in Trenton win
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Here is your open thread for this chilly evening. Apparently some parts of the Northeast actually got snow today, but thankfully not around here. The Braves and Mets (Minor vs. Gee) are on FOX, though some of you might see Nationals-Phillies (Pettibone vs. Haren) or Cardinals-Dodgers (Gast vs. Lilly) instead. Boo blackouts. There’s also some NBA and NHL playoff action as well — click over to NBC Sports Network to catch the end of the Rangers trying to save their season against the Bruins. Talk about any of that stuff and more here. Have at it.

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Game 48: Reverse Split
Heathcott homers in Trenton win
  • Eddard

    They just keep on winning. The pitching has been phenomenal. EL Nuno again today with a good performance. They should send Nova down to AAA and have double barrel lefties in the pen. They’ve now secured at least a .500 road trip through Baltimore and Tampa and that’s all you can ask from a ball club on the road.

    • Bob Buttons

      “El Nuno”… is that a play on el nino?

  • The Doctor

    Huge props to Nuno (or Nuño I don’t even know which it is at this point), nothing flashy but he just keeps grinding it out. Not sure if this is just a classic soft tossing rookie lefty example or if he could legitimately be a solid back end piece going forward, but whatever it is I’m loving the way it’s going right now.

    When Mo came in I said that I was honestly a little nervous when he pitched these days because logically he just HAS to screw up at some point.

    Then he came out and was pretty much the best I’ve ever seen him.

    I’m sorry for my sins.

    • vicki

      low k/9 and gb%; it’s got to be smoke and mirrors, right?

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        He’s Big Game Vidal Nuno, he pitches beyond his peripherals.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Maybe it’s League novelty, which would wear off with a few spins around the block. I am NOT complaining however. Kudos to Nuno…

      • The Doctor

        Probably, but certain soft-tossing lefties (i.e. Mark Buehrle) end up outperforming their peripherals. Not like it’s a guaranteed case every time but I think there’s a chane he could stick as a #5 type. Wouldn’t be remotely surprised if after a few times through he gets too exposed and loses it, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

        I initially thought you were talking about Mo and was just a tiny bit confused haha.

  • trr

    Great, Great win!

  • Travis L.

    A great job by everyone today, but I can feel completely justified in saying that if not for Claiborne, we wouldn’t have won this game. He picked up both Kelley and Logan, pitching a total of two solid innings. He is up to 13 innings without a walk. Glad he’s on our team!

  • Pseudoyanks

    Wow what a win. Guess I shouldn’t have headed out to grab dinner before the last out. Brutal night in NYC though. Worst birthday weather in NYC ever in my life.

    • Travis L.

      Happy birthday!!

      • Pseudoyanks

        TY

    • Bob Buttons

      Look on the bright side, at least it ain’t in the middle of a freezing winter.

      Hope other stuff went well for ya.

      • Pseudoyanks

        The night is young :)

    • vicki

      as a friend in LA pointed out to me yesterday, we don’t live in new york for the weather.

      observe your birthday tomorrow, and many happy returns.

      • Pseudoyanks

        Indeed.
        I’m at a cool bar on 47th st (Snafu) and friends arriving at 10. I’ll celebrate both days ;)

  • Mike N

    WOOO!!

  • Bob Buttons

    Bayern over Dortmund!

    Not that I pay attention to Bundesliga any more, but still a minor Bayern fan.

    • vicki

      i don’t know what half those words mean.

      • Betty Lizard

        I’m just gonna assume it’s Middle Earth.

        • vicki

          heh. she called you a nerd, bob.

          • Bob Buttons

            That’d be a compliment to my intelligence.

  • Wheels

    30-18 is nothing to sneeze at.

    • SDM

      Especially with a lineup that would honestly look very at home if it had “Houston Astros” on the banner. I don’t know what’s happening but this team is so much fun to watch. For me they were the exact opposite of last year, which was really frustrating in a lot of moments to me.

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

    Oh hey, guys. We won the game. da fuq?

  • Pseudoyanks

    Anyone else wondering (just a little) if Tex can play 3B? Just kidding.

    • Bob Buttons

      FWIW He came up as a 3B.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He did come up as a 3B.
      He’s also played some OF.

      Still, not happening.

  • http://whocares.com Favrest

    Can someone break Teixeira’s finger too? And then Arod’s?

  • http://whocares.com Favrest

    I’m just kidding. I’m tired of all this team baseball. When are the assholes coming back?

  • The Real Greg

    Interesting stat. Including today, the Yankees have the best record in baseball in games started by opposing left handers.

    They are 11-4. Now of course, that doesn’t mean the lefty takes the loss, but it’s still interesting.

    • The Real Greg

      The 4 losses have been started by Jon Lester, Matt Moore, Jorge De La Rosa, and Patrick Corbin.

  • Vern Sneaker

    On the remote pitch by pitch between Yanks 9th inning heroics and the winning 10th and the Rangers game (*weeping*). Some solace from the fantastic comeback. Totally impressed.