Jun
01

Game 55: Start a Streak

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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.

Categories : Game Threads

319 Comments»

  1. forensic says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      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?

  2. vicki says:

    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.

  3. Mike N says:

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

  4. Laz says:

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

  5. forensic says:

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

  6. Pasta says:

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

  7. jjyank says:

    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.

  8. Pasta says:

    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.

  9. Opus says:

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

  10. Dalek Jeter says:

    …not a great start for Hughes.

  11. Anderson Silva says:

    not even close with his pitches so far

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

    Phil + bad command vs. Red Sox = long night

    Better tighten up that command pretty quick.

  13. Pasta says:

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

  14. Pasta says:

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

  15. Pasta says:

    Low strike zone hope we can take advantage of it.

  16. Jacob the OG says:

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

  17. Charles says:

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

  18. Aera says:

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

  19. Pasta says:

    Fox games suck
    No pitch counter?

  20. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  21. Pat D says:

    AAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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

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

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

  22. forensic says:

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

    Huh???

  23. Anderson Silva says:

    good Cano crushes that..

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

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

  25. Pasta says:

    Welcome back Tex

  26. Pat D says:

    Really, Teix? Only a single?

    #unclutch

    • forensic says:

      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.

  27. Anderson Silva says:

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

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

    Huff cleared waivers and accepted outright assignment.

    Hooray!

  29. forensic says:

    First walk sponsored by…

    First hit sponsored by…

    Scoreboard sponsored by…

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

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      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 says:

      ralph nader doesn’t like it.

  30. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  31. Pasta says:

    Is this a NESN broadcast or Fox?

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

    Unreal.

  33. Dalek Jeter says:

    MIRACLE CATCHER

  34. Pasta says:

    Chris stewart defensive lmuff 1

  35. Pat D says:

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

  36. Rolling Doughnut says:

    How does Phil look. Just got here.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  38. Pasta says:

    I think the boss would have stewart gone by now.

  39. Dalek Jeter says:

    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…

  40. forensic says:

    I think Sterling just called him ‘Gerard’ Saltalamacchia.

  41. Pat D says:

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

  42. Ethan says:

    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.

  43. NY Traveller says:

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

  44. Pat D says:

    Yep, clearly Iglesias is a completely different hitter now.

    Fucking morons.

  45. Anderson Silva says:

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

  46. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  47. Pasta says:

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

  48. Leg-End says:

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

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  50. forensic says:

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

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      “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 says:

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

  51. Anderson Silva says:

    Adams is fucking slow..

  52. Aera says:

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

  53. Pasta says:

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

    • forensic says:

      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.

  54. NY Traveller says:

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

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    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 says:

      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.

  56. Pasta says:

    Ichiro should go salty sucks at gunning guys down.

  57. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wow, Doubront makes bad Phil look ephicient

  58. NeilT says:

    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.

  59. Pasta says:

    Lol he walked the pitcher lol

  60. NY Traveller says:

    Doubront – millimeters away from becoming Sandy Koufax

  61. Aera says:

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

  62. vicki says:

    sigh.

  63. Anderson Silva says:

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

  64. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  65. Leg-End says:

    It’s beginning.

  66. forensic says:

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

  67. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Phlying Balls Phil needs a K and one on the ground

  68. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  69. forensic says:

    Well, this is a really bad situation now.

  70. Anderson Silva says:

    Wells playing like shit in the field

  71. your mom says:

    Dog shit hits.

  72. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  73. Pasta says:

    Beaten by the fish

  74. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Another pitcher’s count. Put him away ffs

  75. your mom says:

    Hughes leaving some pitches up. Not good.

  76. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  77. Tom says:

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

  78. Pasta says:

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

  79. your mom says:

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

  80. Cy Pettitte says:

    stupid IBB, Hughes doesn’t get ground balls

  81. Tom says:

    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 says:

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

      • vicki says:

        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.

  82. Leg-End says:

    How incredibly Hughes like.

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

    Predictable outcome.

  84. forensic says:

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

  85. Dalek Jeter says:

    Welp…Phil continues to be the model of inconsistency.

    • Bo Knows says:

      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

  86. Bo Knows says:

    yeah…….I completely saw that coming

  87. vicki says:

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

  88. Tom says:

    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.

  89. Anderson Silva says:

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

  90. Pasta says:

    Wont miss you hughes

  91. your mom says:

    Well, fuck this game. I’m out.

  92. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  93. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    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.

  94. Ethan says:

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

  95. Pasta says:

    Hughes sucks i hope pineda takes his spot on the team

  96. Joe says:

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

  97. Pat D says:

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

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  98. TomH says:

    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.

  99. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    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?

  100. forensic says:

    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.

  101. Mick taylor says:

    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

  102. Pasta says:

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

  103. Anderson Silva says:

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

  104. Pasta says:

    Hughes and joba

  105. Ethan says:

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

  106. Bo Knows says:

    Happier news; Jose Ramirez is having a decent game

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

  107. Steve D Fl says:

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

  108. vicki says:

    happy wally pipp day.

  109. Pasta says:

    Carp fishface to kill us again.

  110. Leg-End says:

    Nix with the hat spinner.

  111. NeilT says:

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

    • vicki says:

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

      • NeilT says:

        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.

  112. Bo Knows says:

    “He’s gotten some long at bats”

    Yeah Joe that’s Phils Phukin calling card

  113. Anderson Silva says:

    down 5 why the fuck is he bunting?

  114. vicki says:

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

  115. Tom says:

    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!

  116. Anderson Silva says:

    I’d PH pronk here..

  117. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  118. forensic says:

    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 says:

      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.

  119. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Doubront looks like shit we should have the 5 run lead

  120. Hans Moleman says:

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

  121. Pasta says:

    Stewie is hurt
    Pours a round for the thread!

  122. vicki says:

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

  123. Bo Knows says:

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

  124. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  125. Pasta says:

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

  126. The Doctor says:

    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 says:

      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.

  127. Mick taylor says:

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

  128. NeilT says:

    Here’s Theodore S Preston, Esq.

  129. The Doctor says:

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

  130. vicki says:

    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.

  131. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  132. Tom says:

    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 says:

      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.

  133. The Real Greg says:

    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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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 says:

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

        The answer is Napoli, especially considering the alternative.

        • Mike Axisa says:

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

          • The Real Greg says:

            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.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

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

                • vicki says:

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

                  • Dan in Athens says:

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

                    • The Real Greg says:

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

                  • The Real Greg says:

                    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 says:

                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.

      • Dan in Athens says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        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 says:

      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.

  134. Stratman9652 says:

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

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

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

  136. Rolling Doughnut says:

    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.

  137. Bo Knows says:

    that dude is 111!! he looks great

  138. Wheels says:

    Whoa, 111!

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

    Stewie left with dehydration.

    Watching him play certainly makes me need a drink.

  140. Bo Knows says:

    this gun is hot, no way Warren is throwing 94

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

    Professional Baseball Player.

  142. Bo Knows says:

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

  143. Mick taylor says:

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

  144. Kramerica Industries says:

    Still can’t believe the Dodgers did that trade.

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

    • JMK says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

      While we are entering that phase.

      Boston found the get out of jail free card.

    • Bo Knows says:

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

    • vicki says:

      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 says:

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

  145. JMK says:

    Youkilis has been brutal today.

  146. JMK says:

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

    .103/.125/.154 in 39 ABs

  147. Rolling Doughnut says:

    OF does not look good tonight.

  148. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Bottom of the order ffsake.

  149. Hans Moleman says:

    Un-fucking believable

  150. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  151. Wheels says:

    Good god.

  152. NeilT says:

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

  153. Leg-End says:

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

  154. Tom says:

    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.

  155. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

    • JMK says:

      Singled in his first AB, I think.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

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

        • forensic says:

          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 says:

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

          • Rolling Doughnut says:

            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.

  156. JMK says:

    Holy shit, Iglesias. If only he could hit.

  157. forensic says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  158. Rolling Doughnut says:

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

  159. JMK says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  160. forensic says:

    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.

  161. Rolling Doughnut says:

    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.

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