Game 55: Start a Streak

2013 Draft: Hunter Green
Yankees outright David Huff to Triple-A
(Elsa/Getty)
(Elsa/Getty)

The Yankees snapped their hideous five-game losing streak last night thanks to a big outing from CC Sabathia and positive returns from Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira. It was a very good win, no doubt about it, and now it’s time to build off that win and string a few more together. Leaving the losing in May, start fresh in June. Here’s the lineup Joe Girardi is sending out there against southpaw Felix Doubront…

  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 right-hander Phil Hughes, who was a Red Sox fan growing up. Go figure.

It’s another hot one in New York, but things should cool down a bit tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy your Tim McCarver and Joe Buck broadcast.

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2013 Draft: Hunter Green
Yankees outright David Huff to Triple-A
  • forensic

    So, Miguel Cabrera. That guy can hit a little bit… He might have a future in this game after all…

    Oh, and go Yanks!

    • vicki

      have you been watching? i’m having a text fight with my o’s fan friend matt about the hbp/ejection.

      i just hope a seven run lead is valverde-proof.

      • forensic

        Just on and off. Only saw a replay of the HBP, but given the 3 straight homers before it and that it seemed to be right at the batter, it’s kind of hard to make an argument that it wasn’t on purpose. Didn’t even look like the pitcher complained much after being tossed, but again it was just replays.

        • Ethan

          Pitcher actually complained a lot. It was a slider that didn’t break so the announcers were saying it may have been a mistake. I think it was intentional though.

    • jjyank

      Huzzah for my fantasy team.

      Over the last 30 days, Miggy is hitting .372/.450/.761. And he’s why I’m in first place. Isn’t that right, Plouffy and MannyGeee?

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retir21
  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

    Had to do it.

    • trr

      Hell, my pants are OFF !!!
      uhhh, I mean … never mind….
      Lets Go Yanks
      !

    • TomH

      You 14? 15?

      • Jsbrendog

        Why, because he finds that amusing? I don’t get it. I’m double that and i find it hilarious he posted that. Diff’rent strokes for diff’rent blokes

        • jjyank

          Ditto. I’m a decade older than that, and it’s funny. TomH, you don’t always need the “you kids get off my lawn” mentality. Lighten up.

          • trr

            In the spirt of full disclosure , I’m 57 years old.
            Only feel like I’m 15….
            Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going out to on my lawn to party with some of the neighborhood kids.

            • Bo Knows

              Pretty sure that’s illegal in most states if your pants are off

              • trr

                LOL
                Pretty sure it’s illegal in all states!
                Don’t worry TomH, I’ll find my pants before going out

                • Bo Knows

                  Do I look like the myspace guy? (I kid)

                  This is Bo Knows man

      • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

        I am a 34 year old elementary school teacher. Thank you for taking a personal interest Tom.

        • Dalek Jeter

          A male elementary school teacher? All my elementary schools (15 years ago) had like exclusively female staff, so that’s odd to me.

          • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

            It’s still odd. I am the only male teacher at my school. (The AP and Councelor are men as well.)

            • vicki

              i’m calling bullshit. you’re lying or you should be fired. it’s counselor.

              • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

                I hit enter before I could correct it, but I feel no need to justify myself further to somebody that has not mastered basic capitalization.

                • vicki

                  clever people understand it’s a posterly flourish, not a mistake. i don’t sweat most of the spelling and grammar around here; i just feel very strongly that educators should be literate.

                  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

                    Well I can guarantee you that I am very much capable of reading and writing. I share your passion regarding the importance of teacher quality in our education system.

              • forensic

                Maybe he’s in Canada, or British? Don’t they replace lots of ‘s’s with ‘c’s? Like defence instead of defense?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hahaha, I think it every time somebody mentions a streak. Probably Will Ferrell’s most underrated movie.

      • jjyank

        Not to me. I rate that movie higher than most of his movies. Old School is the shit.

      • Pat D

        That’s his most overrated movie.

        Excessively mediocre.

        (This attitude is probably assisted by my hatred of fraternities and frat boys, as well as my increasing dislike of Vince Vaughn.)

        • forensic

          Not every Fraternity or Frat Guy is your stereotypical ‘Frat Boy’.

          • Dalek Jeter

            +1, my friend’s little brother is in a Frat and he is like the antithesis of every frat boy stereotype to have ever existed.

            • jjyank

              …I’m a frat guy. Watch it Pat. We’re not all so bad.

              • forensic

                I am too, as we’ve discussed in the past.

              • Pat D

                Is that a challenge?!?

          • Pat D

            I went to a frat-free university.

            Well, the one I attend now has frats but I’m not a “day student,” so I still have no reference.

  • vicki

    so suzyn asked kevin long about jayson nix, who’s been great about getting a lot of clutch hits, she said. he agreed.

    they have a point. late & close .499ops; 2 out risp .427ops; high leverage 421ops.

    still, i’d blow jayson nix before i’d even have lunch with chris stewart.

    • Jsbrendog

      Jayson nix has his agent calling you as we speak….

    • trr

      Easy, girl!

  • Mike N

    McCarver and Buck are a fucking nightmare. I hate those guys.

  • Laz

    Fox game….
    and I’m stuck with braves/nats….

    • jjyank

      Same here my dude.

      • Jacob the OG

        stuck with reds/pirates… and I live in the reds broadcast area, wtf

  • forensic

    Let’s hope for a different result against Doubront than they have been doing for most of his career.

  • Pasta

    Buck mccarver and flyball phil pitching
    Strap in for this one folks. Fox games are unwatchable.

  • jjyank

    So for the first time ever (that I’ve noticed, anyway), I’m burned by the blackouts. The Nats are also on Fox tonight, so I they’ll carry that game, and I can’t watch on MLB.tv. Sad day. I haven’t seen a game in about a week. Plus side is, my work schedule shifts to the AM, so at least I can watch the game this coming week. Just need to find something else to do tonight. Enjoy the game, everyone. Go Yanks. For Prussia.

  • Pasta

    I simed this game on PS3
    Yanks won in ten 7-6 on a sac fly to left to score youlk who lead off the 10th wuth a triple.

  • Opus

    Just saw Jesus Montero is out 4-6 weeks after surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He was bored on the active roster.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Not enough excitement in Tacoma?

        • Pat D

          Attempted to find a clip of The Rock saying he was going to kick someone’s monkey ass all over Tacoma. Couldn’t find it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …not a great start for Hughes.

  • Anderson Silva

    not even close with his pitches so far

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Phil + bad command vs. Red Sox = long night

    Better tighten up that command pretty quick.

    • forensic

      Yup.

  • Pasta

    Here comes ratboy love only thing gayer that joe buck is pedrios beard NTTATWWT

    • forensic

      Um, huh???

    • Pat D

      Huh? All I got out of this was homophobia.

      • Pasta

        Not true joe buck waxing poetic over ratboy sickening
        I dont care who either sleep with.

        • Pat D

          I still don’t know what the fuck you’re saying.

          And if you aren’t homophobic, then don’t use “gayer” as an adjective.

          • Pasta

            Can i use Fabulous

            • Pat D

              Have at it.

    • Tom

      “He plays every day”
      (well he has gotten to 150 games once in the last 3 years)

      “that’s just the way he is”
      (on the ultimate false hustle (and dumb) play of diving into first on a groundball to SS)

    • vicki

      i tried to read your comment but something must have happened to your computer when you sent it; it’s just a bunch of random letters and numbers.

      • forensic

        heh, nice.

  • Pasta

    Whats with all the beards
    Are we playing the Redsox or the amish?

  • Pasta

    Low strike zone hope we can take advantage of it.

  • Jacob the OG

    So I am stuck with WCBS and I have absolutely no clue what happened in this inning, wow.

    • Pat D

      Major League II:

      “Flyball……caught.”

    • Pasta

      Listen to the croud when mom and pop are on screams good.

  • Charles

    Woo blacked out of the Yankee game but I get Nats/Braves even though I’m in the Nat’s broadcasting area.

  • Aera

    Why do I always feel like Felix Doubront is one of those Yankee killers like Pedro Ciriaco…

    • forensic

      Because he’s pitched pretty closely to that while not pitching well against the vast majority of the rest of the league.

    • Pat D

      2.73 ERA in 29.2 IP, but some of those were relief innings.

  • Pasta

    Fox games suck
    No pitch counter?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Can Doubront finally be Felix Doubront and not a LHP Felix Hernandez tonight?

  • Pat D

    AAAAAHHHH!!!!!

    RANDY LEVINE!!!!!!!!!!!

    KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KILL THE BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    Suzyn: “Doubront will do this, he has bouts of wildness. He’s not wild, he’s not just missing.”

    Huh???

  • Anderson Silva

    good Cano crushes that..

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Did McCarver just say Cano is “lithe” enough to get a 7-year deal?

  • Pasta

    Welcome back Tex

  • Pat D

    Really, Teix? Only a single?

    #unclutch

    • forensic

      And in the first inning it’s meaningless. Overbay would’ve had the good sense to make out there and save his hit for the 7th or 8th inning.

  • Anderson Silva

    at least they ran the pitch count up. Good ABs from Teix and Youk

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Huff cleared waivers and accepted outright assignment.

    Hooray!

  • forensic

    First walk sponsored by…

    First hit sponsored by…

    Scoreboard sponsored by…

    I know almost all radio broadcasts do it, but geez…

    • Dalek Jeter

      I counted all the in game ads for the first 7 innings of one game last year while I was at work on an unbelievably dead night to make a point to somebody. It was something like 37 ads used at least once (that’s not counting the multiple scoreboards and stuff)

    • vicki

      ralph nader doesn’t like it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    The fuck does “the little girl with the curl” mean? It’s always rubbed me as creepy…

    • NY Traveller

      “When she’s good she’s very very good but when she’s bad she’s horrid” or the Mae West version, “… when she’s bad she’s better”

    • forensic
      • Dalek Jeter

        I feel no better about this reference.

  • Pasta

    Is this a NESN broadcast or Fox?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Unreal.

  • Dalek Jeter

    MIRACLE CATCHER

  • Pasta

    Chris stewart defensive lmuff 1

  • Pat D

    I don’t care if he got crossed up, Stewart looked like he didn’t know how to catch at all on that one.

    • Frank

      You obviously never caught.

      • Pat D

        Nope. My dad did, and he just told me the same thing.

        I just wanted to criticize Stewart because he’s been highly annoying me lately.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    How does Phil look. Just got here.

    • Aera

      Fastball touched 95 mph, good movement on fastball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    never thought I’d say this but Cervelli please come back soon

  • Pasta

    I think the boss would have stewart gone by now.

  • Dalek Jeter

    1st pitch count reference, 33 pitches in the 2nd.

    Also, I’d like to see a list of pitchers and how many 2 strike pitches they throw…

  • forensic

    I think Sterling just called him ‘Gerard’ Saltalamacchia.

  • Pat D

    No, he didn’t “just” get under that pitch. If he had done that, it would have gone closer to the wall.

  • Ethan

    At some point I want to time the amount fox talks about the red sox vs the Yankees. Ideally it should be a 50-50 split but it sure feels like 20-80.

  • NY Traveller

    “Millimeters away from a tape measure home run” wtf Buck?!?!

    • Ethan

      Basically ever hard hit fly ball out is millimeters from a home run.

      • NY Traveller

        That was ridiculously over the top even for him

  • Pat D

    Yep, clearly Iglesias is a completely different hitter now.

    Fucking morons.

  • Anderson Silva

    WTF Iglesias has a 1000 OPS? how did that happen?

    • Ethan

      Sss

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was awesome by Hughesy, a fuck you I’m just gonna throw my FB by you AB

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yep. It’s good to see him attack the hitters.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yup, that’s easy to do against weaker hitter, but he needs his curve and change against Ratface and Papi Steroid.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        He probably is aware of that.

  • Pasta

    In 2018 when sanchez is winning a batting title we will laugh about the stewie/cervelli days.

  • Leg-End

    Iglesias didn’t burn us, we are gonna win this thing folks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jose Iglesias has a .526 BABIP. That’s sustainable, right?

    • forensic

      Maybe that’s just his baseline. ;-)

    • Tom

      Well MECarver says he’s a lot more comfortable at the plate so maybe the 1000 AB’s of sub .600 OPS in AAA aren’t all that meaningful.

  • forensic

    Well, the Nixie lovefest is in full effect tonight apparently…

    • Dalek Jeter

      “Every time the ball is hit to him I expect him to make the play.”

      He’s made at least 4 errors to my memory on routine “you have to make this” type plays.

    • NeilT

      Sigh. Stupid Fox/MLB Blackout rules mean I _have_ to listen to John & Suzyn. It’s either that or watch Reds @ Pirates.

      • Laz

        That is worse than Buck/McCarver?

  • Anderson Silva

    Adams is fucking slow..

  • Aera

    Hahaha that’s not the first time Francisco Rodriguez has closed out a game like that by throwing out the runner at 2nd.

  • Pasta

    Adams has cooled down enough tonhead back to SWB on monday.

    • forensic

      I’m still betting on Overbay being released. Especially if anything Cashman says is to be believed. He’s just too redundant at this point and if something happens to Tex, then so be it, just gotta deal with it at that point. Can’t keep too much redundancy only out of fear.

  • NY Traveller

    Looks like the umpires are having another good day (Mil over Phil)

  • Cy Pettitte

    I didn’t realize until Buck said something, but Ichiro has an .835 OPS against LHP and a .532 OPS against RHP. how odd.

    • Dalek Jeter

      That is really odd, granted I only get to watch like…30% of the games in general so I barely see them face LHP…and Ichiro always looks so terrible against them. He’s like 1/3rd up the baseline flailing at a pitch low and away.

  • Pasta

    Ichiro should go salty sucks at gunning guys down.

    • Dalek Jeter

      If he gets caught though, we lead off with the pitcher next inning…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow, Doubront makes bad Phil look ephicient

  • NeilT

    Chris Stewart is the greatest Rally Killer(tm) ever for the Yankees so far this year. Discuss. Posted before the end of his AB/PA.

  • Pasta

    Lol he walked the pitcher lol

  • NY Traveller

    Doubront – millimeters away from becoming Sandy Koufax

    • vicki

      branch rickey did say it’s a game of millimeters.

  • Aera

    No wonder Doubront hasn’t pitched more than 6 innings in almost all of his starts.

  • vicki

    sigh.

    • forensic

      He’s the next Babe Ruth. At least he kept him in the park…

      • Dalek Jeter

        I thought it was Willie Mays…

  • Anderson Silva

    thought Gardner had a chance to get that.. it’s going to be tough to escape this jam without giving up a run

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t like that slider up in the zone on 1-2. I’m only on radio, I’m guessing he hung it?

  • Leg-End

    It’s beginning.

  • forensic

    This is not a good situation for Hughes… Hopefully get out of it with just one run.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Phlying Balls Phil needs a K and one on the ground

  • Dalek Jeter

    UGH on the play, and UGH Sterling’s call on it.

  • forensic

    Well, this is a really bad situation now.

  • Anderson Silva

    Wells playing like shit in the field

    • vicki

      looks like some of it’s been positioning. he’s made some nice plays out there this season.

  • your mom

    Dog shit hits.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Right on the line. Tough break. Here comes the crooked number

  • Pasta

    Beaten by the fish

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Another pitcher’s count. Put him away ffs

  • your mom

    Hughes leaving some pitches up. Not good.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Batter too late there Phillip. Get out of this with only 1 and I will consider this inning pretty good.

  • Tom

    As good as Ortiz is, I don’t like this move.

  • Pasta

    Hughes just needs a big park and fast outfielder and he’ll be fine. Sandiego

  • your mom

    Holy shit, the facial hair on this Sox team is atrocious. WTF?

  • Cy Pettitte

    stupid IBB, Hughes doesn’t get ground balls

    • Dalek Jeter

      Still, LHH have nearly a .100 better SLG% over RHH…

  • Tom

    Why does everyone on FOX keep calling Detroit a pitcher’s park? They do realize they moved the fences in a while ago and it plays pretty neutral (in fact I think the last few years the park factors have been very slightly hitter friendly)

    • Bo Knows

      It plays hitter friendly probably due to the fact Cabrera and Fielder can make any park small

      • vicki

        it’s not just that. i believe park effects heavily factor teams’ hitting at home VERSUS on the road. tigers have a 123 wrc+ at comerica and a 96 wrc+ on the road. that’s pretty weird. a similar quirk explains why ys3 is suddenly a pitcher’s park.

  • Leg-End

    How incredibly Hughes like.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Predictable outcome.

  • forensic

    Ugh, way to make your 100th career homerun allowed a big one Hughes…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Welp…Phil continues to be the model of inconsistency.

    • Bo Knows

      He’s very consistent, everyone knows he’s going to throw that flippin fastball. He relies on it so much, its easy to predict what he will do

  • Bo Knows

    yeah…….I completely saw that coming

  • vicki

    gross. the old bf has napoli on his fantasy team.

    • Dalek Jeter

      That is gross. I can’t have red sox players on my team.

  • Tom

    Yeah nice IBB… put more runners on base with a HR pitcher on the mound and FORCE him to pitch in the zone with the bases loaded.

  • Anderson Silva

    game over.. that’s what happens when you have one pitch. Shitty ass pitcher that can only throw fastballs

  • Pasta

    Wont miss you hughes

  • your mom

    Well, fuck this game. I’m out.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Well, it is Hughes after all. 0-2 and see ya later.

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

    First reaction: There is no prayer that they win this game.

    Second reaction: …Okay, I know you’re not supposed to really think this, but it’s pretty much the same as the first reaction.

  • Ethan

    Maybe it’s confirmation bias but jesus the yanks always so seem to suck on Fox games.

    • Pasta

      2013 hughes = 2010 AJBurnett

      • Ethan

        Not just Hughes. Every Yankees game and especially Yankees red sox games.

      • Bo Knows

        At least Burnett had a good curveball and could get groundballs

  • Pasta

    Hughes sucks i hope pineda takes his spot on the team

  • Joe

    Great job Stewart way to break things up
    Go to mound and say serve it up
    Put romine in and develop a player

  • Pat D

    No more IBB’s with Phil, mmkay, Joe?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      So either Papi hits one, or it’s somebody else. Hughes gets ahead 0-2 and of course throws a fastball. Stupid pitch selection.

  • TomH

    In the days of the 4-man rotation they used to have the “spot starter,” a guy used in emergencies or against soft opponents. In his last season, 1954, even Feller became a spot starter. It’s a pity they can’t use fly-ball Phil against weakling teams. Against big boys, he’s unreliable. It’s not going to work for him with the Yankees.

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

    I know that hating on Joe now is unfairly judging this whole thing in hindsight…but man, is Joe going to get it postgame/throughout this game on this blog or what?

  • forensic

    I don’t even have that big a problem with the IBB. Ortiz has a longer history of owning Hughes (and the Yankees) than Napoli. This is just the unfortunate tightrope you always have to walk with Hughes. And of course, started the AB against Napoli 0-2…

    Again, I don’t go anywhere near re-signing him.

    • Leg-End

      Me neither.

    • Anderson Silva

      Problem with Hughes is that he only has the fastball. He can get to 0-2 alright, but can’t put away guys because he lacks a good secondary pitch.

  • Mick taylor

    Girardi is so bad with game stategy,as Tom accurately pointed out. Youdo not load thebases there since Hughes isnot a ground ball pitcher and you won’t have a good chance of a double play. That was idiotic strategy,like during the mets series girardi pitched to David wright and got burned. Don’t worry, girardi will cutoverbay so he can keep reid brickbat and Jason nix for some great girardi moves

  • Pasta

    Robbie cano
    Cork on water Mc carver worse than john and suzan

  • Anderson Silva

    84 ERA+, 1.66 WHIP and dominates the Yankees. Love this offense.

  • Pasta

    Hughes and joba

    • Pasta

      both can leave

  • Ethan

    Hughes is just seemingly awful at pointing people away with two strikes.

    • Ethan

      Pointing= putting

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Hughes is seemingly awful

  • Bo Knows

    Happier news; Jose Ramirez is having a decent game

    currently: 6 ip 5 hits 2 walks 5 strikeouts on 79 pitches

    • Bo Knows

      2 er runs btw

  • Steve D Fl

    lets face it..hughes sucks. we keep waiting abd hoping.

  • vicki

    happy wally pipp day.

  • Pasta

    Carp fishface to kill us again.

  • Leg-End

    Nix with the hat spinner.

  • NeilT

    Okay is John Sterling sharing a cab home with Nix? Really? This is getting ridiculous.

    • vicki

      i genuinely think some of it is who’s nice to them in the elevator.

      • NeilT

        That can be taken out of context so easily.

        Ah look, here is Chris Stewart, Miracle Catcher(tm) and Rally Killer(tm) up with 1 out and runners on the corners.

  • Bo Knows

    “He’s gotten some long at bats”

    Yeah Joe that’s Phils Phukin calling card

  • Anderson Silva

    down 5 why the fuck is he bunting?

    • Bo Knows

      Because Ichiro knows how to bunt for hits, and is still plenty quick.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Not a bad idea bunting for the base hit.

  • vicki

    so i guess it’s too early to pinch hit. rats.

  • Tom

    If they could just push 1 or 2 runs across with all these 1st and 2nd siutations this would be a close game.

    They are still a Chris Stewart bomb from a 2 run game!

  • Anderson Silva

    I’d PH pronk here..

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well at least in failure Stewart was useful. A rare occurrence.

  • forensic

    Uh oh, Nix and Stewart combined for that run. The people in the booth with Sterling and Waldman better look out. Who knows how crazy they’ll go now.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I can’t believe I’m saying this for a Yankee scoring play, but thank god it got busy right before that and I didnt’ have to hear it.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Doubront looks like shit we should have the 5 run lead

    • NeilT

      Give Phil some credit. We should at least have a 1-run lead.

    • forensic

      That’s basically the story of his career against the Yanks.

  • Hans Moleman

    I hope those geriatric Sox fans in the front row get a fastball to the teeth.

  • Pasta

    Stewie is hurt
    Pours a round for the thread!

  • vicki

    hey, chris stewart. if you’re going to take yourself out of the game, how ’bout doing it BEFORE your turn at the plate.

  • Bo Knows

    Stewart came down with a bad case of suck so he might miss the next few games

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hughes really struggles putting hitters away. It’s amazing his K/9 is as good as it is.

  • Pasta

    Fuck it bring up jr murphy kid is killing it in trenton.

  • The Doctor

    If there’s a positive right now, it’s that for the first time all year, I don’t feel hopeless down by 4 runs. Having Youk and Tex there is huge, especially against lefties.

    • Tom

      They have been putting a ton of guys on (8 out of 19 have reached)… have to think it’s a matter of time before one of the hits comes with men on base.

      The only problem is they’re in a time of the game where Doubront may get pulled before things catch up to him for all the baserunners he’s allowed.

  • Mick taylor

    Why are the Yankees getting all these injuries ? Mr Steinbrenner would have expected some answers from stevie Donahue.

  • NeilT

    Here’s Theodore S Preston, Esq.

  • The Doctor

    Cano can just cruise over and pick that up, Pedroia has to go full out diving to even touch the ball.

    • Ethan

      But but the grit

  • vicki

    well, this night wouldn’t have been complete without the wee one flinging himself in the dirt. and the attendant verbal fellating about it.

    bleh.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    The meek of the lineup go down in order. Hughes coughed up the slam, but the offense is just awful. Bad night all around.

  • Tom

    So if Hughes had gotten Napoli to pop up, or Girardi hadn’t overmanaged the game with an IBB in the 3rd inning, this could be a 1-1 game right now

    #FallacyBeDamned!

    • Rolling Doughnut

      OK, but with Phil it’s always just a matter of time because he can’t put batters away, and aside from the occasional well placed curve. his secondary pitches are mediocre. The guy is a 5th starter who will usually shit the bed against the good teams. Hope to see him at Citi next year.

  • The Real Greg

    See alot of resentment at the IBB.

    If it were any other player, save Miguel Cabrera. I wouldn’t like it either.

    The problem is that it’s David Ortiz. And the goal of the game is to not let Ortiz beat you.

    Now what he could have done, I guess, is take him out after that IBB and go to the bullpen.

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

      The goal of the game is to let anyone beat you. Giving the Red Sox two chances with the bases loaded is putting a bow on the game.

      • The Real Greg

        It comes down to this, would rather see Ortiz or Napoli in an important spot.

        The answer is Napoli, especially considering the alternative.

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

          Napoli’s OBP > Ortiz’s AVG and both are just as likely to hit a ball out of the park.

          • The Real Greg

            Except that if pitched correctly it is harder for Napoli to hit it out because he’s a right handed hitter.

            All Ortiz would have to do is flick his wrist and it’s a 3 run bomb.

            Now given the homer went to right, I would think that the pitch to Napoli was not inside where it should have been.

            Force him to pull the ball to the bigger side of the ballpark.

            Hughes didn’t do that. And he payed.

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

              Napoli is one the very best pull hitters in baseball. Pitch him inside and you might as well put it on a tee.

              • The Real Greg

                He also leads baseball in K’s with 78. I don’t know about that tee.

                Even if he hit Napoli and forced in a run, I would take it, and go to work on a guy hitting .214 this year.

              • Dan in Athens

                Career vs. R Ortiz 160 RC, Napoli 124. Prtiz is actually over 200 this year.

                • vicki

                  an important footnote is that phil had k’d ortiz twice already.

                  • Dan in Athens

                    And including those two, David was 9-22 vs. Hughes with two bombs.

                    • The Real Greg

                      Well Napoli was 3-7 against him. Now that could be countered by the SSS argument.

                  • The Real Greg

                    I don’t care if he was k’d twice.

                    You don’t let him beat you.

                    I go back to the Mets game earlier this week. Hughes could not let David Wright beat him. What happened? He beat him. Now of course the Mets lineup is a lot worse than the Sox’s lineup (although not in that series considering the runs that were scored) but the same principle applies.

              • Rolling Doughnut

                Agreed, no way you pitch him inside, but he’s tough to pitch to anyway because he’s a very balanced hitter: his OF spray chart is 22/18/22. On the replay it looked like Hughes hit his spot, and Napoli just guessed right. But 0-2 why pitch him fine, waste one.

                • vicki

                  he had worked it to 2-2.

                  • Rolling Doughnut

                    My bad. But still, the pitch was too good for the count.

                • Bo Knows

                  It doesn’t take much to guess what pitch Phil is going to throw.

      • Dan in Athens

        Run expectancy increases from about 1.48 to 1.65 by issuing an IBB with one out all things being equal. That does not measure the difference in hitters. There actually is a decrease that also has to be added for facing a same handed hitter in the situation. The result is a very small effect on expected runs = hardly a bow tie.

        And Axsia, your man now has exactly a 0.0 WAR this year.

    • The Real Greg

      And about it being in the third inning, this lineup is so bad that you need to avoid rusn at all costs. And David Ortiz has more of a history against the Yankees than Mike Napoli.

      And of course Napoli is a right handed hitter facing the bigger part of the ballpark. Hughes has to pitch him inside.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It’s early, they only have a one run lead. You pitch to him. Period.

      • The Real Greg

        I wouldn’t. As soon as I saw the tweet about the IBB, I thought “It had better have been for Ortiz” And it was.

        I would have done the exact same thing. And I would have instructed either Rothschild or Stewart to go to Phil and tell him to pitch him inside.

    • vicki

      hmm. i can see that. set up the double play and bring in claiborne’s 47.5% gb rate , or a-war’s 56.6%. of course, even more outside-the-box is using drob without the ibb there. but that’s not how we use bullpens.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Probably been said already, but Preston Claiborne looks like a right handed Andy Pettitte delivery wise. Almost uncanny.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Claiborne continues to be rock solid.
    So at least there’s that.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Every time Pedroia catches a ball or throws somebody out, he gets Fox head. Excruciating game, excruciating commentary. And yet here I am. A true Yankee fan.

  • Bo Knows

    that dude is 111!! he looks great

  • Wheels

    Whoa, 111!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Stewie left with dehydration.

    Watching him play certainly makes me need a drink.

    • Wheels

      How does a pro athlete allow himself to get dehydrated in a game? Seems odd.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Catchers equipment.
        Hot day.
        Framing takes a lot out of a guy.
        Decided to spare us watching him the rest of the game.

        • Wheels

          That was considerate of him.

    • Leg-End

      Dehydration!? That is hilarious.

  • Bo Knows

    this gun is hot, no way Warren is throwing 94

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Professional Baseball Player.

  • Bo Knows

    How the fuck is that ruled a hit? Nix threw the damn ball into the outfield

    • vicki

      even the official scorer has a crush on nixie.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I bet Suzyn had to trade some “favors” for that scoring.

        • JMK

          Gross, dude.

        • The Real Greg

          And we have reached a new low.

          • Dan in Athens

            I just threw up in my mouth.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Please. There’s been much worse than that here.

            • The Real Greg

              I could say that the dirty talk between them could be used to torture terrorists.

              I was going to give an example, but I just can’t do it.

              • Bo Knows

                Bless you for not doing it

  • Mick taylor

    This romine really sucks . Would Bobby Wilson be better? Romine is batting100 with shitty defense.

    • JMK

      Bobby Wilson would probably be worse. It is actually possible. I know, hard to believe.

    • JohnnyC

      Only Chris Stewart really “knows” the pitching staff though. Remember that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Still can’t believe the Dodgers did that trade.

    Fucking imbeciles. Saved the Red Sox YEARS of being a high-priced mediocre product.

    • JMK

      At least it’s worked out for the Dodgers, right? Right?

    • The Real Greg

      While we are entering that phase.

      Boston found the get out of jail free card.

    • Bo Knows

      It’s the lottery effect, most people who win it is almost always broke after a couple of years

    • vicki

      it was actually pretty smart. with pockets full of new money they looked over the upcoming free-agent classes and saw little to spend it on. agon and crawford are two of their best players, and beckett’s peripherals say he’ll contribute.

      • vicki

        just because the sox lived out yankee fans’ fantasies in dumping those big contracts doesn’t mean it wasn’t good for the dodgers.

  • JMK

    Youkilis has been brutal today.

  • JMK

    According to B-Ref, Romine has a -25 OPS+ (yes, negative) before entering today’s game.

    .103/.125/.154 in 39 ABs

  • Rolling Doughnut

    OF does not look good tonight.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bottom of the order ffsake.

  • Hans Moleman

    Un-fucking believable

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

      If it makes you feel any better, the Yankees weren’t coming back from being down 5-1 anyway.

      • JMK

        :(

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus man what the fuck is up with the Yankees and 0-2 fastballs man.

  • Wheels

    Good god.

  • NeilT

    Time to go do something more interesting, no need to torture myself with J&S any longer….

  • Leg-End

    I’m going to do the sensible thing and just not watch them for a week or so instead of torturing myself further.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)
  • Tom

    Well, hopefully Kuroda throws a gem tomorrow.

    And since there’s a righty on the mound I think Travis Hafner by rule is allowed to play.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Did Tex get the sombrero tonight? I didn’t see what he did in the first.

    • JMK

      Singled in his first AB, I think.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Thanks. I wonder if he knows it’s not April anymore

        • forensic

          He has struck out 3 times even with that single. So has Youkilis.

          And unfortunately it is still April to Tex. That’s why I was so torn on whether or not it’s too early and rushed to get Tex back yesterday.

          • forensic

            oops, sorry, you said sombrero, not hat trick. My bad.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            Give Tex and Youk a pass right because they just got back. But Robbie and Wells have been terrible for over three weeks now. This is the team I thought I’d be watching before the season began. And so I am. Bummer.

  • JMK

    Holy shit, Iglesias. If only he could hit.

  • forensic

    So, I just got the joy of having to listen to the ESPN Radio broadcast for a bit.

    I wonder if Chris Singleton is the dumbest person on earth. When Romine took that foul ball off his leg a few innings ago, they started discussing who might be the 3rd/emergency catcher for the Yankees.

    His first thought (and yes, it sounded completely serious)? Kevin Youkilis.

    Yes, THAT Kevin Youkilis.

    Amazing…

    • Bo Knows

      With the way guys have been dropping like flies this year, it might be a good idea to figure out who would be the backups backups backup in case of emergency

    • JMK

      Tim McCarver is the dumbest person on earth. You know that. C’mon now.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Warren takes one for the team. And he sucked last time out to. Bad buzz

  • JMK

    So this was just about close to worst case scenario, outside of losing someone to injury. (Losing Chris Stewart for a night is addition by subtraction in my book.)

    • forensic

      Eh, there isn’t that much too surprising about this game, making it the worst case scenario. Maybe Hughes was a little worse than expected, but it’s not like we haven’t seen blowups and poor performances against power hitters and the Red Sox before.

      And the only thing surprising about Doubront’s start is that they actually reached 6 hits against him, since they hadn’t broken 4 in any of his 4 starts against them last season.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Be worse if we lost 2-1. With Hughes it’s always a crapshoot, he gave up his requisite 5 runs and left. Then the lineup laid down the rest of the night and so what the Sox did doesn’t really matter. Tomorrow’s game is the one we need to take.

  • forensic

    Well, glad that’s over. 1 run scored in 4 of their last 6 games. Yuck.

    It’ll be interesting to see what they can do over the next couple of weeks considering the schedule.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Fuck it, use Hughes as a spot starter, against the weak teams, go to a four man rotation like they did in the old days. Andy’s 40 year old back can take it and what’s a few more innings on CC’s bionic arm? Think outside the box Joe.