Game 57: Just Win

(Mike Stobe/Getty)

(Mike Stobe/Getty)

The Yankees need a win in the worst way. An ugly win, a blowout win, a nail-biter win … just a win. There are no bonus points for style right now.

They’ve lost seven of their last eight and nine of their last 12 games. They’ve scored one or fewer runs five times in the last seven games, and they haven’t scored more than four runs in nine games now. They’ve hit two homers in their last seven games and have gone 20 innings since their last extra-base hit. The last time someone on the active roster had a three-hit game was May 12th (!!!). The pitching staff, as good as it’s been this year, has a 5.05 ERA in the last eight games. It’s ugly. Just scratch out a win however you can and go from there. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Justin Masterson…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. 1B Mark Teixeira
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. RF Lyle Overbaydesperate times, desperate measures, etc.
  6. LF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. 3B David Adams
  8. SS Reid Brignac
  9. C Austin Romine

And on a big league mound for the first time in 18 days, left-hander Andy Pettitte.

It’s been raining on-and-off all day in New York and it’s supposed to do that for another few hours, but nothing really heavy like last night. I guess there could be a delay at some point, but it doesn’t appear they will have trouble playing all nine innings … eventually. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Update: Michael Pineda (shoulder) pitched in an Extended Spring Training game today, his first since suffering a cracked fingernail last week. The Yankees have indicated this will be his final tune-up appearance before beginning an official 30-day minor league rehab assignment, but nothing has been finalized yet.

All-Star Voting Update: MLB released the first update of All-Star fan voting results, and Robinson Cano has received the second most votes in the AL behind Miguel Cabrera. He is in line to start at second base, and no other Yankees ranks among the top four at their position. #VoteJaysonNix2013

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Dalek Jeter says:

    I’ve been waiting with this gif since I found it like a half hour ago http://24.media.tumblr.com/8d0.....o1_400.gif

  2. Winter says:

    Ok, I get that they’re sticking Overbay in the OF out of desperation, but I figured it would be to get Ichiro out of the lineup, not Wells. Then I looked up the stats, and in May Wells put up a 59 wRC+ to Ichiro’s 63. That’s Wells’s worst month since April 2011.

  3. Dalek Jeter says:

    I don’t mean to question Chris Stewart’s manhood but I worked in almost a constant state of dehydration last summer and I got through it just fine…

    • SDB says:

      It’s keeping Stewart out of the lineup, so I don’t care too much.

    • trr says:

      What is this, 3 games he’s missed due to dehydration?

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        This is going to be number three, yup. I think it’s gotta be something more though, because at it’s absolute worst, if there’s no underlying cause like a parasite or something, a couple IV’s of fluids and you should be set.

    • Bo Knows says:

      Good for you, its not like dehydration has ever affected other people more severely and caused them far worse complications…..oh wait it has; nevermind

  4. Winter says:

    No Yankee ranks in the top four, but Youkilis (?) and Jeter (??) rank in the top five at their respective positions. I’m all for voting for Yankees players when there’s an argument that they deserve it, but that’s just absurd.

  5. forensic says:

    51 career innings for Masterson against the Yankees without allowing a single homerun.

    Only the Pirates at 18 innings have faced him for more than 10 innings without hitting a homer.

  6. Get Phelps Up says:

    Please everyone who reads this cast your 25 write ins for Francisco Cervelli.

    It just may work.

    • vicki says:

      but i really, really want chris stewart to start the all-star game. let him make as much a mockery of the midsummer classic as he has our season so far.

  7. Dalek Jeter says:


    WATCH THIS (if you’re a Game of Thrones fan and have seen last night’s episode)

  8. Mouse says:

    Everybody on the Indians are gonna try to hit to right field.

  9. Dalek Jeter says:

    Interesting start.

  10. Eddard says:

    Overbay is going to be just fine in RF. Just play deep and don’t let anything go over your head. Gardner will protect right-center. Pretty sad that they signed Ichiro to a 2 year deal and a 1st baseman is a better option than him.

  11. vicki says:

    i like that loverbay said it was robbie who urged him to work out in right a couple of days ago. leader.

  12. Dalek Jeter says:

    Standing Ovation for Swish :)

  13. Pasta says:

    Whats the deal with stewie PMS ?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      They’re calling it dehydration, but like I said earlier; unless it’s caused by some kind of virus or parasite or something I can’t see dehydration being a 3 day issue in an otherwise healthy professional athlete.

  14. Eddard says:

    Andy’s back and hasn’t lost a beat.

  15. Pasta says:

    Thats the swish i remember.

  16. The Doctor says:

    Great to see Swish get a nice hand, even better to see Andy K him with a RISP.

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    anything better than a CGSO for Masterson is a huge victory for this line up

  18. Pasta says:

    Great at bat robbie first pitch weak grounder yup big money

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    is Pronk hurt or something? Wells I understand but I didn’t think he’d go to shit like this too

    • The Doctor says:

      Everyone slumps, not to mention that last at bat was no joke. The final slider literally just dotted the outside corner.

      • Cy Pettitte says:

        .179/,286/.299 in May, that’s a pretty bad slump I can’t even remember too many well hit balls in the last month from him.

  20. The Doctor says:

    Can’t blame Pronk for that. Practically unhittable.

  21. Wheels says:

    You’re fine Romine. You have to be.

  22. The Doctor says:

    My heart is jumping every single time a ball is hit out towards right field…

  23. BigBlueAL says:

    Its not just that the Yankees cant score runs, its that their offensive innings are just not competitive. In the past they would go into slumps and struggle to score runs but mainly it was because of struggles with RISP. Right now it takes a miracle just to get a runner into scoring position.

  24. forensic says:

    Don’t really understand why Youk isn’t playing tonight. I know his numbers aren’t great against Masterson, but Adams isn’t any better and Youk played all of one game in the field after 2 at DH.

    Probably wouldn’t make a huge difference in the end considering how they’re all hitting anyway, but still…

  25. Dalek Jeter says:

    So, do you guys get the sense that Joe plays favorites a bit…I mean, for example Brennan Boesch gets sent up and down and doesn’t get even a legit chance as the 4th outfielder meanwhile Francisco got over a month and a half as the regular RHH DH, regularly hitting 2nd or 5th in the lineup; meanwhile with Adams (a 3rd baseman) and Youkilis (a 3rd baseman who can play 1st)both healthy Loverbay and his >.300 OBP have to stay on the team.

    Basically, I feel that Boesch was sent down because Joe doesn’t like him/is playing style for whatever reason instead of the seemingly “better” move of cutting bait with Overbay or sending Adams down. Right now Jayson Nix is our 4th outfielder…and I can’t see how a manager can put himself in that position.

    • forensic says:

      Sure. Some of it is also blind faith, thinking something should happen even though there’s no real evidence to say it should (such as Francisco hitting lefties), and a possible obsession with bad players because he was one too.

  26. forensic says:

    Thanks for the free out. Looked like he almost started limping at the end too.

  27. Troll says:

    2013: The Year the Yankees Died.

  28. Wheels says:

    Enough with the Pinstripe Bowl already.

  29. nycsportzfan says:

    Its bad when a half yr of Alvaro Espinosa would be a upgrade at Short for the yanks this yr. I never thought i’d say that.

  30. Rolling Doughnut says:

    No bunt?

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

    No bunt?

  32. Wheels says:

    Here we go. Top of the order

  33. nycsportzfan says:

    wow, back to back singles by brignac and romine? You may never say that again!

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    how come our batters are staying on the field after their at bats instead of going back to the dugout? what’s going on here?

  35. Dalek Jeter says:

    Seriously? the 1 game I get to actually watch on television this week is going to be a 3 hour commercial for the “new and improved” Pinstripe bowl?

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

    They have to be able to score now, right?

  37. forensic says:

    Well, this is a big chance, hopefully they capitalize.

  38. nycsportzfan says:

    There juiced for robbie!!! Lets do this!

  39. Rolling Doughnut says:

    This would be the time for Robbie to rejoin the club

  40. Troll says:

    I’ll have a GIDP please.

    One Rally Killer for table 2!

  41. forensic says:

    Geez Cano, you’re not contractually obligated to swing at the first pitch in every AB.

  42. Dalek Jeter says:

    Really Robbie? First pitch swinging. After a 4 pitch walk?! Against a ground ball pitcher??!?!?!

  43. Wheels says:

    Jeez, if we don’t get anything here…

  44. nycsportzfan says:

    200million dollar man right there!

  45. Dalek Jeter says:

    MARK TEIXEIRA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Tex!!!!!!!!! !!!!! !!!

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh shit, definitely wasn’t expecting that.

  48. BigBlueAL says:


  49. Get Phelps Up says:


  50. forensic says:


    Just snuck out. Talk about a Yankee Stadium cheapie, but I’ll certainly take it.

  51. Rolling Doughnut says:

    How bout a Tex message.

  52. Pour some cougar on me says:

    Somebody pinch me, I must dreaming

  53. vicki says:

    daddy’s home!

  54. nycsportzfan says:

    Overbay, who?

  55. Mykey says:

    Oh, that feels very good.

  56. sangreal says:

    Never been so happy with a NYS HR

  57. forensic says:

    Ends their 53 inning homerless streak against Masterson. And not a moment too soon.

  58. The Doctor says:

    Here I was bitching about Robbie’s impatience and there it goes. TEX

  59. Troll says:

    Y’all notice that after Gardner’s 4 pitch walk that Cano, Tex, and Hafner swung at the first pitch? I’m not one too normally blame coaches, but Kevin Long, dude . . . what gives?

    • Winter says:

      Yeah, that Tex AB sucked.

      • Troll says:

        And had he GIDP on the first pitch you would’ve slit your wrists . . . His Giant Salami doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re not approaching the pitcher with much of a game plan, but instead going up there hacking. It’s been much of the story during their abysmal play, the fact that they demonstrate absolutely no plate discipline.

        • Winter says:

          He swung at the first pitch because it was a good pitch to hit. I don’t have a problem with swinging at meatballs on the first pitch.

        • vicki says:

          o’s are as bad as we are p/pa-wise and they have the best offense in the league. sure, i’d like to get good pitchers out earlier, but if it’s not a guy’s game to work counts then it’s just not his game.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      Cano’s was bad.
      Tex and Hafner were pretty much down the middle.

  60. Get Phelps Up says:

    I wonder what Mick Taylor thought of that.

  61. Winter says:

    Remember when people were saying the Yankees would be better off without their DL players?


  62. forensic says:

    That’s why they had to keep Overbay. They knew he’d be able to force Bourn to fall down…

  63. flamingo says:

    Was that our first grand slam of the year?

  64. forensic says:

    5 hits in one inning??? This is madness…

  65. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This just in: Justin Masterson can go fuck himself.

    TEX, BABY!

  66. Pasta says:

    All the callers bitching on francessa about Tex today can suck it.

  67. Eddard says:

    I thought for sure after Cano grounded out that they’d manage to get 0 runs out of that. Teixera with the biggest hit of the season for the Yanks. Andy should be able to lock it down.

  68. Wheels says:

    Feels good to be up 3 runs.

  69. nycsportzfan says:

    I thought there was a law against texting while you drive?

  70. Cy Pettitte says:

    This afternoon on Mike Frnacesa: caller says he’d take Overbay over Teix. lol.


    • flamingo says:

      Someone mentioned that this past Friday, the last time I was listening. Mike burst out laughing and hung up on him. First time in a while I remember agreeing with him.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        The one thing i’ll say on behalf of Overbay is he makes a ton less money then what Tex makes for his extra producion, which is money you could of used other places while Overby fills in for a yr. But overall, obviously Tex is better.

  71. Dalek Jeter says:

    What is this number next to NYY…it’s not a 0 or a 1…I’m confused. I thought the Yankees only score in binary?

  72. Pasta says:

    It the jayson nix chris stewart syndrom neither are in there to kill rallys and fuck up.

  73. Wheels says:

    Andy looking pretty good.

  74. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Shut down inning. Nice going Andy!

  75. Tom says:

    And a routine 1-2-3 shutdown inning? What is this insanity?

  76. Kramerica Industries says:

    The answer was so obviously Teixeira.

  77. forensic says:

    The Astros are horrible because of their potentially historicly bad pitching, not necessarily the offense.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Their offense was striking out at an unbelievable rate earlier this season.

      • forensic says:

        They still are, but their offense is just a touch below the mid-point in the Majors. Their team ERA is nearly half a run worse than anyone else.

  78. forensic says:

    For a terrible hitter, Brignac sure does whine to the ump a lot.

  79. Pasta says:

    Masterson has crazy movement on his fastball.

  80. Pasta says:

    Ichiro catches that

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

    Why the hell is Cano fielding that instead of Gardner?

  82. Cy Pettitte says:

    how the fuck does Gardy not come in and get that? no way Bourn scores if Gardy catches it coming in.

  83. Troll says:

    Inevitable implosion time? Three-run dinger from Swishalicious?

  84. Darren says:

    Gardner didn’t even see that ball. He barely reacted. Cano has such a cannon he made it close.

  85. Dalek Jeter says:

    I know Cabrera was injured on the play, but that was still an incredible play by Robbie.

  86. Pasta says:

    Acl or mcl looked bad

  87. Dalek Jeter says:

    Our defense first catchers haven’t looked good defensively in a couple of weeks now…

  88. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Andy’s hurt?

  89. Troll says:

    Two wild pitches in 5 innings from Reliable Andy? What’s going on here? Shall I continue my hatred of Romine or is Andy actually rusty?

  90. Dalek Jeter says:

    …Great time to lose the plate Andy.

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

    Please don’t blow this, Andy.

  92. forensic says:

    Come on Pettitte, one more out please.

  93. Troll says:

    And now, as tradition dictates, the opposing parties will meet for the exchange of the salamis.

  94. forensic says:

    Come on guys, you just talked for 10 minutes on the mound and threw all of one pitch. Gotta go talk again???

  95. Troll says:

    Wow, has he seriously thrown 10 straight balls? What’s the record for THAT?

  96. Pasta says:


  97. Dalek Jeter says:

    …if he makes contact it’s a 6-2 game.

  98. Andy says:

    He has been off, but also squeezed on some

  99. nycsportzfan says:

    How did the Indians aquire Santana again?

  100. Pasta says:

    Another striket

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

    Bullpen please.

  102. SDB says:

    Shit. All that hope, and then this…

  103. vicki says:

    rookie looking more and more like a rookie.

  104. Mykey says:

    I think I have to take a break from baseball for a bit.

  105. nycsportzfan says:

    F U Adams! If your not gonna make the tough plays, then WTF!

  106. Pasta says:

    Adams sucks

  107. Eddard says:

    And Andy has squandered the lead. I don’t know if they’ll score another run.

  108. Kramerica Industries says:

    This is fucking Murphy’s Law type shit right now.

  109. Troll says:

    In one inning the Yankees amassed 5 hits and a walk, yet, through 4 innings Masterson has tallied only 54 pitches. Not bad . . . for the Indians.

  110. Pasta says:

    He should have been guarding the line

  111. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking pathetic doesn’t even begin to describe this inning. Those walks are inexcusable.

  112. forensic says:

    That sucked. Wonder if the runner from first also scored if that stays on the field though since he was running on the pitch.

  113. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Oh well. That was kinda fun while it lasted.

  114. Winter says:

    Honestly, that’s not the type of play you can reasonably expect someone to make. Obviously it’s great if he does, but that ball is almost impossible to field. Adams has looked solid at 3B so far, this doesn’t change my opinion of him defensively at all.

    • Mikhel says:

      Adams keeps on fielding every grounder sideways, that is not the way to field at third, you need to block the ball in case you don’t get it. I wouldn’t call Adam’s fielding “solid”, sure, that last one was a bullet but he already had it located and in his glove, the guy can’t field, simple as that.

      Between Adam’s “fielding” and Cano’s lazyness, they’ve costed the Yanks all four runs. If cano planted his foot and made a throw to home he would have gotten the out, instead he flung a mediocre throw to home that came up short, and i say mediocre because he was barely out of the infield.

  115. BigBlueAL says:

    When your offense sucks, your defense has to make all the plays.

    • forensic says:

      That’s a really tough play though. I put that inning on Pettitte and the 10 straight balls and two walks he threw.

  116. Rolling Doughnut says:

    I wonder if Andy is hurt again. He wasn’t very sharp tonight but then he just lost it completely. Strange

  117. Tom says:

    One hard hit ball the whole damn inning (the leadoff double). But Andy can’t be walking people with a 2 run lead and 2 out, and not on 8 pitches back to back.

    The scary thing is that Masterson is only at 54 pitches…

  118. nycsportzfan says:

    Jesus, we suck now.

  119. Troll says:

    And you get a walk, and you get a walk, and you get a walk! Everyone gets a walk!!!

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

    Strikes please.
    Someone? Anyone?

  121. Eddard says:

    With two catchers leading the coaching staff you’d think they’d teach these guys how to block a ball.

  122. forensic says:

    And another walk…

  123. Eddard says:

    This ump was calling anything and everything and now he’s calling nothing.

  124. Dalek Jeter says:

    Am I the only one who held my breath when Overbay started listing right towards the end of that play?

    • forensic says:

      That was almost as routine as routine gets, and he was still looking for help from Cano. This experiment will cost they big at some point. Maybe not tonight, but it will bite them eventually.

  125. nycsportzfan says:

    Go figure, the one night we get to masterson is a night we get nothing from our starter. We need to pull this one out!

  126. forensic says:

    Geez Hafner…

  127. nycsportzfan says:

    Jesus, Hafners a mess!

  128. Mykey says:

    Yikes, everybody’s slumping.

  129. Dalek Jeter says:

    Pronk looks like his AB’s can’t be over fast enough for him.

  130. forensic says:

    Come on guys, you don’t have to swing at the first pitch every damn time.

  131. nycsportzfan says:

    I feel like we missed some good elevated over the middle pitches that half inning.

  132. Troll says:

    New York Hackers reporting for duty.

  133. WhittakerWalt says:

    How many 1-pitch outs is that for us in this game?

  134. Winter says:

    Guys, swinging at the first pitch isn’t always bad. A lot of those first pitches have been bad pitches over the middle of the plate. I’m more worried about Yankees not driving those pitches than I am about them swinging at them.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:


    • Troll says:

      When you’re a shitty player, as the majority of the lineup is, your best bet is probably freezing up in the batter’s box and driving up an elite pitcher’s pitch count. I mean, let’s be real, Romine, Brignac, and Suzuki aren’t likely to make solid contact . . .

      • Winter says:

        If the first pitch is the best one they’re gonna see, I have no problem with them swinging at it. You don’t want to fall behind against a so-called “elite pitcher” either. If he lays one down the middle you take a cut.

        • Troll says:

          If you’re Miguel Cabrera or Dustin Pedroia, do whatever you want, but when your name is Reid Brignac or David Adams . . . I think they’d better serve the team by watching a few go down the pipe first.

  135. nycsportzfan says:

    Kelley looks filthy this half inn!

  136. Troll says:

    5 1-pitch
    3 2-pitch

  137. nycsportzfan says:

    There ya go Kelley! Thats dominance right fucking there!

  138. nycsportzfan says:

    Time for Ichiro to tag one!

  139. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Just tuned in. Yay Tex. How’s Loverbay working out in right?

  140. nycsportzfan says:

    There ya go ichiro!

  141. Troll says:

    9 outs on 12 pitches now

  142. Troll says:

    David Adams is officially a pumpkin. He’s no Will Middlebrooks . . . :(

  143. nycsportzfan says:

    What are you looking for Brignac? Don’t you want to stay in the bigs?

  144. Kramerica Industries says:

    Can’t catch a break. Absolutely amazing.

  145. teddy says:


  146. Wheels says:

    It’s scary being a pitcher.

  147. Kramerica Industries says:


  148. forensic says:


    Thanks for cutting that off too Masterson!

  149. Wheels says:

    Yeah Gardy!

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

    Hell yes, Gardy!!!!!!

    And thanks for the cut off.

  151. nycsportzfan says:

    Gardy muthafucker!

  152. Troll says:

    Romine a better base-stealer than Gardner? Sure, why not.

  153. Get Phelps Up says:

    Lol Masterson you idiot.

  154. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:


  155. Tom says:

    Wow – he looked like he would have been out by a mile…

    Breaks starting to even out?

  156. Rolling Doughnut says:

    That was a rather clutch hit. Hit the hanger-

  157. Dalek Jeter says:


    Thanks for the cut-off there Masterson!!!

    And that throw to 2nd!

  158. trr says:

    Planting one in CF

  159. Get Phelps Up says:

    The cutoff that turned the season around?

  160. Wheels says:

    If Cano is playing for a contract, you sure wouldn’t know it.

  161. Tom says:

    Ironically, the Romine ball hitting Masterson may have actually helped the Yankees.

    If Ichiro scores on that, I don’t see Romine stealing 2nd… who knows what Grandy and Cano do but the Yankees would have needed a double or 2 hits to score that 2nd run.

  162. Troll says:

    According to ESPN Box Score:

    Justin Masterson pitching for New York

    Homina homina homina!

  163. Troll says:

    Haha, oh man. I cannot wait until Joba’s off the team. The only problem though, does the bum have a lick of trade value anymore?

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      I’m not a big Joba fan but he’s been sharp since he got off the DL. SSS though.

      • Troll says:

        That may’ve been a tad harsh, I agree. This game’s got me on the bloody edge of my tampon!

      • forensic says:

        He’s been great since his first 2 or 3 appearances of the year. He just seems to have reached A-Rod territory where nothing he does is right.

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

    No defensive replacement for Overbay yet?

    • forensic says:

      He’s up 3rd next inning, that’s gotta be the reason why.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

        Not worth the risk, imo.
        Glad it didn’t cost them. This time.

        • forensic says:

          I agree, but at least they got through it. Just gotta hope for the K’s from Joba in that situation.

    • Tom says:

      I assume due up 3rd, Girardi is trying to “steal” 3 more outs in the field.

      Kind of a 50/50 call… one extra inning in the field vs one extra AB.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

        If it was a normal bad defender, I could get that, but for a guy playing there for the first time in an extremely long time, that’s asking for trouble.

  165. emac2 says:

    Romine is now 9 for 60 while Wells is 8 for his last 60.

  166. Dalek Jeter says:

    God Jobber is so awful..and fat…and worthless…and a bum…

  167. forensic says:

    Was that flop at 1B the equivalent of the barrel-roll in the OF?

  168. Dalek Jeter says:


  169. Wheels says:


  170. Get Phelps Up says:


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

    Hopefully that gets him going again.

  172. SDB says:

    Welcome back Pronk. Hope we see more of those now.

  173. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Masterdon gets Pronked!

  174. flamingo says:


  175. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Oh man. There are way too many numbers in that box score… my head is going to explode.

  176. Troll says:

    Pretty interesting statistic for the game thus game: 10 outs on 14 pitches.

  177. Kramerica Industries says:

    Send that fucking Wave bullshit home.

    How that trend permeated Yankee Stadium is a source of incredible annoyance.

  178. Tom says:

    Pinch run for Overbay here Girardi… If you are going to put Wells in next inning, why not put Wells on at 1st?

  179. The Real Greg says:

    Okay I did not expect them to pound Masterson the way they have. Let’s see if it continues tomorrow.

    Tear me to shreds, guys.

  180. forensic says:

    Why put Wells in now but not PR with him???

    • Tom says:

      Girardi did this a lot last year (with Ibanez mostly if I remember correctly)… maybe he thinks you can only put in defensive subs at the start of an inning?

    • The Real Greg says:

      My guess is that because Wells is probably not going to steal a bag and does not give an overwhelming upgrade in speed.

      • forensic says:

        It’s still an upgrade. There is no logic (your favorite word for him) to not PR’ing with him when he’s clearly going to replace him the next half inning in the field.

      • Tom says:

        What is the value of keeping Overbay in?

        If Wells is coming in anyway why would you willingly leave in the slow player even if the impact is minor?

  181. forensic says:

    Ok Robertson and Mo. 6 up, 6 down please. Nice and easy.

  182. Get Phelps Up says:

    “In fairness, the Yankees are just 2 behind in the loss column, so with a win tonight… … …the Yankees gain a half a game.”

  183. Tom says:

    Brignac might not hit a lick, but he does look pretty smooth in the field. (and seriously reduces the anxiety level on a ball hit to SS)

  184. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hey…Brignac, not being an offensive 0…maybe Nixie can take a couple of nights off?

  185. Get Phelps Up says:

    Another run would be nice so Mo can get a night off.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Mo has pitched only twice since last Tuesday, so I don’t think he needs the rest.

    • forensic says:

      Eh, he’s been off the last 2 nights and has pitched once in the last 5 days and twice in the last 8 days. Also 3 times in 13 days and 4 times in 19 days.

      He’s had plenty of rest with the bad baseball they’ve been playing.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      Why does he need the night off?

  186. Dalek Jeter says:

    Come on Indians, lets keep it a Save situation so I can…I mean Mo can…pick up a save.

  187. Robinson Tilapia says:

    From reading about the last 30 minutes of this thread, without the game on (and I switched to the Heat a while ago), you’d have thought the Yanks blew the lead or something.

  188. Rolling Doughnut says:

    No hiccups Mo. Shit together.

  189. Wheels says:


  190. Dalek Jeter says:


  191. forensic says:

    Nice win guys!

    Try to build on it now against Kazmir tomorrow.

  192. Robinson Tilapia says:

    For motherfucking Prussia, bitch.

  193. JonS says:

    yea!! A win!!

    Very much needed!!!

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

    Gotta ask: Why all the hate for the wave? I never understood that.

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