Game 66: Salvage the Series

(Ezra Shaw/Getty)

(Ezra Shaw/Getty)

These last two games have not gone well for the Yankees, who have started to add shaky pitching performances to their daily dose of offensive incompetence. CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes combined to allow nine runs in 10.1 innings these last two nights, and overall the rotation has posted a 4.34 ERA (3.73 FIP) over the last 30 days. That’s the ninth best in the AL and 18th best in baseball, or in other words: mediocre. That has to improve if the Yankees want to stay in the race. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Jarrod Parker:

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

And on the mound is right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:35pm ET and can be seen on YES. Try to enjoy.

Injury Updates: Frankie Cervelli (hand) has started playing catch and catching bullpens in Tampa. Joe Girardi acknowledged he is unlikely to return until the All-Star break, however … Eduardo Nunez (ribcage) is still taking dry swings, nothing more.

Categories : Game Stories


  1. trr says:

    Looks like it’s gonna be on Kuroda. If he gives up more than say, 3 runs we may be in deep trouble here

  2. Robinson Tilapia says:

    An early game today? Must have missed that memo.

    We score more than two runs for Prussia!

  3. Darren says:

    I guess Stewart’s hitting ok, but I really think we could use Cervelli’s energy. You can make fun of it all you want but Stewart’s dead eyes and tree like persona don’t encourage anyone to hit.

    And can someone please explain why neither Mustelier or Almonte has been called up yet? Can we just give them a goddamned shot?

  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I saw in an earlier thread that someone compared Hughes and Burnett with the conclusion that Burnett has been better. Now I remember how awful AJ was so I didn’t think it was possible but it was… I even took out AJ’s good 2009 year to make things easier for Hughes and it didn’t even work…

    From 2010-2013 AJ has posted better FIPs, xFIPs, and SIERAs than Hughes. This timespan includes 377 innings of AJ Burnett posting a 4.80 FIP and a 4.20 xFIP and he’s still better than Hughes.

    Now since I love me draft picks I’d risk the qualifying offer but if he accepts that’s such a massive overpay it’s not even funny.

    • Pat D says:

      Even if just for one year?

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        Prior to 2012 it’s not an issue. With a 190 million dollar cap with like 70 percent of it already spent there’s not a whole lot of room to maneuver.

        I trust Cashman can make the decisions but there’s only so much one can do. Plus ownership and others like Levine can easily find ways to further fuck things up.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      “Now since I love me draft picks I’d risk the qualifying offer but if he accepts that’s such a massive overpay it’s not even funny.”

      Perhaps. Not necessarily disagreeing. I’d take the risk on the draft pick and roll the dice on him actually trying to pitch to a bigger contract for 2015.

  5. Wheels says:

    Nice Gardy

  6. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    So annoying. I live in the Bay Area and the Oakland series is my one chance to see the Yanks each year, but I just got back from a trip to the east coast, so I’m missing all 3 games. As an extra teaser, I’m literally sitting in the Oakland airport right now, which is where the Coliseum is, as the game is starting. But I have to work the rest of the day, so I can’t just hop over to the stadium.

  7. teddy says:

    fail by giradri. as usual

  8. Wheels says:


  9. forensic says:

    I would say something about the stupidity of voluntarily giving Jayson Nix 3-4 AB’s against righties thinking he’s dangerous enough to scare the other manager out of using a lefty, but sadly, at this point it’s not like there are any better options (at least not on the Major League roster, the Minor League roster may be another story).

  10. Guns says:

    Throw him a parade. Garbage first inning homer.

  11. forensic says:

    Woohoo! A lead!?!?!?

  12. NYYBoobs says:

    New here, but wasn’t it a little early to bunt?

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    what is “home run”? I thought the Yankees only got runs when Chris Stewart and Jayson Nix hit clutch dribblers through the infield

  14. SDB says:

    More of this please, Robbie. Just keep thinking of that contract extension.

  15. forensic says:

    You know someone in that dugout wanted to go up to Kuroda and tell him, “There are your two runs. Now go finish it off.”

  16. Hardy says:

    My channel will go to the NYY-OAK after the conclusion of STL-NYM. And now the Mets are close to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.

  17. forensic says:

    A’s Announcer: “Hideki Kuroda”

    Is it really so hard to get his first name right??? And he even said it slow trying to really not mess it up.

    • forensic says:

      And he just said it again. This is going to bug me all game long…

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        There’s always ma & pa.

        • forensic says:

          I hate how the feeds aren’t typically in sync though. I’ll just have to grin and bear it.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            My mother-in-law, I shit you not, sometimes will have the TV on mute while listening to Ma & Pa. There is nothing that pisses me off more while watching baseball than out of sync audio and video.

            • Pat D says:

              Yea, I’d rather listen to WCBS when they’re on Fox or ESPN, but since I have DirecTV the audio would always be ahead and I’m not going to do that.

            • forensic says:

              Thanks for reminding me that my mother-in-law is coming today for the next week. Ugh…

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                Do you get some date nights out of it, at least?

                We got date nights every night during our vacation, and have two coming from the other side of the family this weekend. It’s like 2010 again. :)

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    quick 1-2-3 1st inning for Kuroda is always nice

  19. Wheels says:

    Nice, a leadoff walk.

  20. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Used up way too much data on my cel plan while on vacation. I’m resorting to…..Fox Gametrax for now?

    I look forward to hearing about this moment sometime next season on here.

  21. Pat D says:

    No, Michael, he didn’t hit it well because he hit into a double play.

  22. teddy says:

    at this point anytime a runners reach first with wells or suzuki they should bunt

  23. forensic says:

    They just showed “Phil Highes” stat line from last night.

    This broadcast is like amateur hour.

  24. Pat D says:

    Good God, that’s the Wolfpac’s music!

  25. Pat D says:

    No, Michael, that’s not “hard to believe.”

    It’s a “complete and utter fucking travesty of epic proportions.”

  26. Mykey says:

    I don’t know why I’m surprised that ball did that.

  27. Wheels says:

    that was lame

  28. Hardy says:

    Hard to blame Stewart for that.

  29. NYYBoobs says:

    Gardner and Nix, and 1/2 combo that seems to be working, who’da thunk?

  30. pat says:

    Remember when people actually complained that this team hit too many home runs? What a hoot.

  31. The Doctor says:

    Hearing Kay and Kenny talk about how “nerd power” is cool in school now because of The Big Bang Theory is just painful.

  32. teddy says:

    got play the infield in

  33. Mykey says:


  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    this inning is just lovely. Walked Chris Young who can’t hit, gets to 0-2 against Sogard and then gives up a hit then allows a double steal.

  35. Kramerica Industries says:

    What the hell is going on with controlling the running game? This is ridiculous.

  36. forensic says:

    3rd straight time the runners have stolen by starting before the pitcher even started their motion.

    Anytime the pitchers want to try to control the running game would be nice…

  37. teddy says:

    epic fail, if the infield they don’t score

  38. The Real Greg says:

    Kuroda has been very shaky since his blowup against Baltimore

  39. The Doctor says:

    This always seems to happen when I tune in. Everything was going so smoothly when I was too lazy to get out of bed and turn on the TV.

  40. Robinson Tilapia says:

    According to the archaic method by which I’m following this game, Chris Stewart just did something well.

  41. Wheels says:

    CB Bucknor folks

  42. Mykey says:

    Wow, did he just miss him or what?

  43. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me?

  44. teddy says:

    game over. stewart a loser

  45. Kramerica Industries says:

    Why the hell did Stewart take the ball out of his glove there?

    • The Doctor says:

      Like Kenny just said, I guess he was trying to keep the ball in the glove. Really inexcusable though, the throw had him beat by more than enough.

  46. Darren says:

    Jesus Christ Sterling is awful.

    “it is high, it is far, it is….off the wall. The relay throw from Cano…he’s OUT!, They got him!”

    “nom they called him safe!”

    Fuck you for playing with my emotions!!!

    Frank Messer, a nation turns its bleeding ears to you.

    • The Doctor says:

      To be fair he’s not quite as awful as Chris Stewart, who had the ball in his glove, then proceeded to pull the ball out of the glove with his other hand and tag Jaso with an empty glove.

    • NYYBoobs says:

      which part of this was wrong?

      The ball was hit deep, but not quite out, the throw beat the runner, and he should have been out, but Stewart was dumb and took his hand out of the glove.

      Listen Sterling isn’t Vin Scully, but he wasn’t wrong there.

      • Darren says:

        Are you serious? You know that Sterling doesn’t use “it is high, it is far, it is…” as an actual description of the trajectory of the ball, right? It’s a canned call for balls that he thinks are going to be homeruns, so when then don’t end up as a homreuns, he was wrong in starting the homerun call.

        And he’s wrong so much of the time with his play by play that he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt for calling a runner out and then changing it to safe, even if it’s cause Stewart’s a moron.

    • trr says:

      Ahhh Frank Messer.
      He was one smooth M/F

  47. forensic says:

    Why are catchers constantly so stupid as to take the ball out of the glove before tagging the runner (at least according to the replays they’re showing here)???

  48. Kramerica Industries says:

    Remember when the Yankees were 13-1 in the space of 14 games in Oakland between August 2009 and June 2012?

    Damn. Times have changed.

  49. PFOJ says:

    The ball’s in his bare hand, but he tags him with that too.

  50. CashmanNinja says:

    Stewart with the bonehead play of the game. He had him dead to rights…and took the ball out of the glove to “tag” him. All he had to do was stay still and hold the glove closed, that’s it. In Little League you’re taught to use 2 hands, especially at catcher, because it keeps the ball from being knocked out. So Stewart couldn’t even execute a Little League move right there. Sad.

  51. teddy says:

    cashman needs to be fired, so does giradri and

  52. Mykey says:

    Man, this slump has been extraordinarily depressing.

  53. The Real Greg says:

    I have seen umpires call that type of play an out before when you have the ball in your hand and you tag with the glove.

    Any way this is what I was talking about. If this offense scores you two runs, you have to make it stick. Especially if you are a supposed ace.

    • CashmanNinja says:

      I’ve seen a lot of those calls too, but a lot of times we’re the ones who benefit from them. The point of the matter is that the rule is they need to be tagged with the ball, not the empty glove, and as much as I HATE it…that was the right call because he missed with the ball and got him with the glove. Had he kept the ball in the glove it was an easy out since the ball beat him by a mile.

  54. Kramerica Industries says:

    Just because this is against the A’s, I’m immediately guessing Eck and Fingers as the other two.

  55. forensic says:

    They’re trying to put the most blame for that play on Cano for the throw. It wasn’t a perfect throw, but give me a break, he’s easily out if Stewart just isn’t a dumbass.

    • The Real Greg says:

      I have still haven’t seen the play enough times to analyze it properly.

    • The Doctor says:

      Who is? I haven’t heard anyone blame Cano.

      • forensic says:

        I’m on the A’s broadcast.

        • Wheels says:

          I thought he was a bit casual with the throw.

          • forensic says:

            Maybe a little, and it was a late hop, I said it’s wasn’t perfect. But, even with all of that, he’s still easily out if Stewart just holds the damn ball in his glove like he’s supposed to.

            • CashmanNinja says:

              Maybe he was a little lazy with it…but even so the ball still beat the runner by a long time. All Stewart had to do was apply the tag. That’s it. He actually made it more difficult on himself by taking the ball out of his glove because it looked like he kind of fumbled it a little and then didn’t even make the tag correctly.

            • Wheels says:

              Stewart really screwed the pooch on that one.

    • The Doctor says:

      What is with all these god damn bloops… I will kill someone.

  56. Cy Pettitte says:

    Worst 2 runs allowed inning I’ve seen between the walks (especially to Young), 2 strike hits, 2 out hit, missed tag.

  57. jpnyyy says:

    Whatever happened to holding the ball in the glove and making the movement into the runner and jabbing him? Ever since Posey alot of catchers are afraid to really block the plate. Geez.

  58. forensic says:

    I miss pre-shoulder injury Hafner.

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    Any time Pronk would like to start contributing again that would be nice

  60. The Real Greg says:

    I’m just trying to figure this out. Did he physically take the ball out of his glove or did he put his hand into his glove to hold onto the ball?

  61. jpnyyy says:

    Took ball out of glove

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    leadoff walk, 2nd batter makes an out, third batter GIDPs, that seems familiar

  63. Kramerica Industries says:

    And, Youk…

    well, he’s just totally useless.

  64. The Real Greg says:

    The bottom line is that Kuroda, the “ace” spit the bit. And this team is sliding down again.

  65. teddy says:

    a’s get 2 walks, 2 runs, yanks get a lead off walk, the miminium batters come to plate. this team is trash

  66. The Real Greg says:

    Cant this team win a 1-0 game or a 2-1 game at least?

    The pitching has to step up.

  67. teddy says:

    yanks go 123 under 9 pitches

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    at least Stewart has had 2 great ABs to make up for his ridiculous blunder

  69. The Real Greg says:

    Enough of the Stewart hate. Go blame Cashman if you want to go in that direction.

  70. teddy says:

    gardner 2 straight dreadful at bats. pretty clear yanks aren’t scoring another run today, unless oak up 4 runs or more

  71. teddy says:

    doesn’t change the fact they were 2 dreadful at bats

  72. forensic says:

    It’s amazing how terrible Tex looks on changeups.

  73. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Teix flails at the change. Again…And he knew it was coming. Just plain bad.

    • Troll says:

      I mean, you almost HAVE TO scour the market for a first baseman to replace Teixera (in some capacity), right? He’s shit. And, at the VERY LEAST, he belongs nowhere near the middle of the lineup. Then again, with this roster, NOBODY belongs anywhere between 3-6 . . . Anyhow, it’s become painfully obvious that Teixera is straight-up begging to be replaced at his current pace.

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

    This team has to be on face to set a record for most times when a hitter gets a double and then doesn’t advance at all. Great job again by the middle of the line up.

  75. Kramerica Industries says:

    Even when Pronk rips one, he’s been getting nothing but bad luck.

    The worm has turned in Oakland. This is irritating.

  76. Freddy's Dead says:

    Who looks slumpiest? Hafner’s bad but I think Wells is statistically the worst. Tex is under 200 and I haven’t seen Youk hit anything in a while.

    • forensic says:

      Over the last 30 days, in BA only, Wells is the worst with Youk, Tex, and then Hafner just ahead of him (all under .200). Brignac and Romine are also sprinkled in there among the backups.

  77. Freddy's Dead says:

    Whia, Wells actually made an effort. Alert the media.

  78. Freddy's Dead says:

    Lowrie looks a lot like Youk batting.

  79. Anderson Silva says:

    I can’t remember Teix or Youk hitting a ball hard in the last 5 games at least

    • The Real Greg says:

      Now define hard because you can hit a ground ball hard. I think Youk hit a hard ground ball to third which was turned into 2.

  80. Wheels says:

    Hirok doing his part. Lets score some runs.

  81. The Real Greg says:

    See Kuroda has pitched a great game.

    But he needs to be pitching a shutout right now. Especially since the 2 runs scored because of walks he handed out.

  82. forensic says:

    This game would feel so different if Stewart had just done his job and tagged the runner with the ball in his glove instead…

  83. The Real Greg says:

    Looking at that play again, it looks like he could have brushed the shoulder with the ball hand.

  84. Anderson Silva says:

    just saw Stewarts tag… what a fucking joke of a player

  85. The Real Greg says:

    I mean the ball appears to be being held in the cover of the glove, without touching it by his other hand.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    Walk off loss would be the cherry on top of this shit sundae of a series

  87. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, hey, there’s Eddy!

    “I’m not with the team now! I am taking treatment in Tampa. It is for people who ask me where I am now”

    -Twitter, like, 5 seconds ago.

  88. teddy says:

    gardner had a good at bat, 3 hits, 2 bb since the 2nd. either o get some bats from tradesor take a shot with some minors leaguers. because theses broken down has beens having beeen working

  89. Brian says:

    words cannot describe how much I miss Derek Jeter (and yes, Arod as well) right now

    • stuart a says:

      i will never miss arod. Hope to never see him play another game in pinstripes…

      • I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

        I’m not a huge fan especially with the Biogensis crap coming to light, but you can’t deny having him back improves this dreadful lineup.

  90. King George says:

    I mean, I’m not trying to be that fan who clamors for the newest, shiniest toy on the market…but my goodness after seeing this offense, how does Cashman not pile up three or four prospects and just go after a solid bat?

  91. stuart a says:

    the yanks may never score again.

    there offense is offensive… wells may never get a hit again.

    what a lineup… totally pathetic and no reinforcements coming anytime soon….

    granderson would sit 1 of the 2 total losers down(ichiro or wells, platoon). Youkilis is awful… Nunez should give them more the Nix but Nix has met or exceeding expectations since they are so low.

  92. Brian says:

    Again, blame Cashman for Wells… don’t blame him for Ichiro… that was all ownership (read: marketing)

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    aside from that 1 inning Kuroda has been perfect. so depressing.

  94. King George says:

    Hiroki has pitched a fine game. 2 ER, one that is BS (thanks Stewart), in 8IP is a great game. Not his fault if we lose…

    • The Real Greg says:

      Can’t do it because the two runners that scored got on by walks. If they had gotten on by hits, then oh well. But you can’t walk a guy hitting like Chris Young.

      He has pitched a great game. But for this team to win he has to be nearly flawless.

  95. Kramerica Industries says:


    I am not used to the Yankees making me sleepy whilst watching their games.

  96. Brian says:

    Gotta happen here in the top of the 9th or the yankees are losing this game in all liklihood, cuz then it’s the scrubs in the 10th and early 11th

  97. Cy Pettitte says:

    3-4-5 please do something

  98. Wheels says:

    Think about that contract, Robbie.

  99. OldYanksFan says:

    FIVE HITS!!!!!!!!!
    (Quite the improvement!)

  100. The Real Greg says:

    The Cavalcade of Cash and Prizes!

  101. Troll says:

    Remember when Teixera was good and pitchers feared him? Good times. Good times . . .

    • The Real Greg says:

      His decline has been very weird. The Yankees signed him at the age of 29, which is young for that position.

      He had one overall great season in 2009, but his average started to decline. I just don’t get it.

      • The Real Greg says:

        It’s kind of like CC’s decline. CC is 32 which is middle aged for a starter. But he has declined.

        • forensic says:

          CC’s thrown a ton of innings and pitches. He threw a full season in the Majors way back when he was just 20. It’s not surprising at all.

          And Tex has become amazingly pull and homer happy, which combined with the shift, destroys a lot of his value.

          • The Real Greg says:

            Yeah, it’s easier to explain CC’s.

            But Texiera’s is just baffling. He played in a homer park for years in Texas and now when he comes to Yankee Stadium, he becomes pull happy?


  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hafner is hitting .227 jesus christ

  103. Wheels says:

    This is really bad.

  104. Cy Pettitte says:

    not one player in the line up has a >.350 OBP, that’s seriously disgusting.

    • Troll says:

      Now check out the Red Sox and ready the vomit bag.

      • Troll says:

        With that being said, Boston’s GM is either a bloody genius or the luckiest SOB in baseball.

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          Never thought I’d live in a world where the second coming of Rey Ordonez was a significantly better average hitter than Travis Hafner.

          That whole Red Sox operation is sickening right now.

    • forensic says:

      Chris Stewart is 3rd in the lineup in BA and 4th in OBP.

      That just speaks to how terrible the offense is.

  105. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol here we go, walk off loss incoming.

  106. Troll says:

    Both a Double-A and a Triple-A lineup would exceed the “accomplishments” of this here atrocity. Something has to be done. Guys like Wells, Youkilis, Hafner, and Ichiro (I guess), they’re not coming back so what the hell is Cashman and the like waiting for? It’s a joke. They’re a joke. This team . . . is a joke.

    • The Real Greg says:

      As I said, nobody is going to give up people right now. It’s too early. This is what the second wild card does. Even without the second wild card, it’s too early.

  107. forensic says:

    If they lose, it’ll be seven straight losses in this Stadium, with three of them being walkoffs and another one losing in the 8th inning.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      It’s becoming the new Anaheim, really, except the Yankees have had playoff success there in the past, thus meaning it will never feel like Anaheim to us.

  108. Troll says:

    D-Rob is always good for a loss. I’ve lost an immense amount of faith in the man since he tried assuming the closer’s role.

  109. The Real Greg says:

    That should be game if the A’s execute.

  110. Kramerica Industries says:

    Two bloop hits.

    BABIP gods killing the Yankees in this series.

  111. forensic says:

    At least give it a shot at 3rd Wells. Geez.

  112. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Brace yourselves, everyone.

  113. Wheels says:

    I can’t watch.

  114. forensic says:

    Thank you for that terrible swing, Donaldson.

  115. Kramerica Industries says:

    Not sure what Donaldson was swinging at there…

  116. The Real Greg says:


  117. Rolling Doughnut says:


  118. OldYanksFan says:

    Ye of little faith. 3 Ks for DRob.

  119. forensic says:

    Got a gift from Donaldson, but dominated Moss right there.

  120. Wheels says:

    We still need to score.

  121. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Wow, no one called for Robertson’s head on here. Maybe there’s faith in humanity just yet.

  122. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Will the offense make D-Robs escape act all for naught? Does a bear shit in the woods?

  123. Cy Pettitte says:

    Youkilis just lol, time to retire.

  124. King George says:

    Man, Kevin Youkilis just looks overmatched. Either that, or he’s still hurt…

  125. Kramerica Industries says:

    Yeah, those were falling in for Oakland just last inning.

  126. teddy says:

    is overbay gotta pinch hit or not. if not cut him get a lefthander outfielder

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    Overbay for Stewart please

  128. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Send him.Now

  129. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’ll admit that I do love Ichiro beating one out like that.

    Now let’s get a narrative-buster, Stewie.

  130. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Overbay right. Or is it a deck chairs on the Titanic thing?

    • The Real Greg says:

      Well again, he did the same thing in Seattle and Stewart came through.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        OK Greg. Last time. Repeat after me. SSS render statistical inferences invalid.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Don’t tell me that. Tell the manager. It’s the way he’s managed since he got here.

          • Troll says:

            What an idiotic comment. Hey, Doughnut, while you’re at it, give Kate Upton a ring for me and tell Beyonce that she’s an egotistical, no-talent cow. Thank you, god of social networking.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

          This is not the last time. Greg is the King of SSS.

          • The Real Greg says:

            By the way, if you look at his baseball reference page, you will see that I won the bet with Oliver Perez last year.

            I think you were looking at his stats this year which have been much more dominant.

  131. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Or not.

  132. teddy says:

    it’s pretty clear giradri is not playing to win

  133. Kramerica Industries says:

    Can’t fucking buy a break right now.

  134. Cy Pettitte says:

    lmfao, Stewart got one clutch hit so now Joe won’t PH for him? Or did he not want to lose his amazing defense behind the plate?

  135. The Doctor says:

    And that was probably one of the most pathetic swings I’ve ever seen.

  136. The Real Greg says:

    Stewart bought that at bat with his success in Seattle.

  137. Alkaline says:

    Just got home from work; glad the game is still on! Finish strong boys!

  138. forensic says:

    LOL! They just did a slo-mo of a pitch and you could see CB Bucknor’s eyes closed when the ball got to the plate. That explains SOOO much.

  139. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nixie with the triple pump almost lost Reddick

  140. The Real Greg says:

    If you were willing to pitch Logan against Young, why not Rosales too?

    Bad move Girardi

  141. Eddard says:

    Well that was quick. The top of the lineup needs to get the job done here.

  142. Wheels says:

    Right on, a break.

  143. trr says:

    Hah! A break!

  144. forensic says:


    Damnit, gotta go to work now and miss them winning it here.

  145. Eddard says:

    YES! Great bunt! Get the job done!

  146. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Finally we get a break!

  147. trr says:

    If they don’t plate this run I may scream

  148. The Doctor says:

    “Not Gardner’s best bunt”

    Actually it might have been… haha.

  149. teddy says:

    hopefully cano can hit a sac fly

  150. The Real Greg says:

    They will walk Cano, I’m guessing.

  151. Wheels says:

    Just score baby

  152. teddy says:

    lol free pass to cano

  153. Cy Pettitte says:

    can Tex make contact and not GIDP or will he just whiff on some change ups?

    • Troll says:

      I don’t even want to know. Let’s just pretend that whatever he does never actually happens, ok?


  154. OldYanksFan says:

    Over/Under on whether or not Teix’s shoes stay on after his first swing.

  155. The Doctor says:

    Well this wasn’t predictable. Not sure the sac bunt was any better of an idea that time than it ever is.

  156. Darren says:

    Tex is about to hit a double intot he gap.

  157. OldYanksFan says:

    I like this scenario.

  158. Eddard says:

    Bases loaded now with the fastest runner on 3rd. Just need a fly ball to the OF, Hafner. Just one fly ball to the OF.

  159. flamingo says:

    COME ON.

  160. trr says:

    God, please, no DP

  161. OldYanksFan says:

    Oh shit.

  162. Troll says:

    Oh Pronk. Make us all believers again, will you?

  163. King George says:

    Oh my God.

  164. teddy says:

    stupid pinch hoit adams, then overbau

  165. OldYanksFan says:

    A’s announcers call STRIKE 3!

  166. OldYanksFan says:

    I wish Nix or Stewie was up….

    • The Doctor says:

      Not that I’d ever actually want Nix at the plate in a big moment, but they had 3 chances to drive in Gardner and they wasted one. It’s an outdated strategy that backfires more often than not. Even when it works it only gets a run when more could have been had.

  167. Wheels says:

    jesus christ.

  168. Cy Pettitte says:

    great job Pronk. Only way they score is a passed ball.

  169. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fucking useless, Pronk.

  170. trr says:

    That washed up SOB

  171. teddy says:

    fire giradri, now youk gets owns by a sidearming righty

  172. The Doctor says:

    Why sac bunts are stupid, exhibit A.

  173. OldYanksFan says:

    0 fer 12 now for Hafner.

  174. King George says:

    Hafner is garbage

  175. trr says:

    Now this stiff

  176. Troll says:

    New low point of the season if they strand the bases loaded and lose walk-off style?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      I don’t know, it’s hard to feel completely demoralized after Robertson just did the same thing to them.

  177. Eddard says:

    How did Hafner lay off those 2 close pitches and then swing at that 3rd pitch down and away?

  178. Cy Pettitte says:

    Youk is so done, 89mph fastball belt high and he fouls it off.

  179. trr says:

    Fuck me!

  180. Wheels says:


  181. Cy Pettitte says:

    everyone on this team fucking sucks. 4th place here we come.

  182. Cuso says:

    God, this is getting tough to watch. Not “unwatchable,” but really tough to watch.

  183. teddy says:

    the season over because the yanks have a loser for a manager

  184. Kramerica Industries says:


  185. King George says:


  186. Eddard says:

    God Youk is bad. Perfect pitch there and he doesn’t even lift the bat.

  187. Rolling Doughnut says:

    This is why on average it does not make sense to give up the out to advance the runner.

    • The Doctor says:

      You can actually prove that it doesn’t make sense.

      At that point in the game, a groundball will not score the runner since the infield’s in, so basically you need a sac fly following the sac bunt to score. Since 2002, the league has a 36% fly ball rate. With two chances, you need a 50% fly ball rate out of your next two batters to drive in the run.

      If the runner’s on 2nd, particularly a fast runner like Gardner who can score on basically any single, and you have 3 chances, you need them to bat .333. Assuming the league average BA is roughly .260.

      That .260 is 79% of the needed .333, the 36 is only 72% of the needed 50. Not only does the sac bunt not make sense logically (giving up an out), it lacks mathematical sense.

  188. OldYanksFan says:

    WAY the fuck outside. Not even close.

  189. trr says:

    Mets/ Marlins redux?

  190. Troll says:

    That’s it. They have to clean house. This is damn near traumatizing shit right here.

  191. Mykey says:

    They just have to lose now. There’s no coming back from that.

  192. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Well that’s funny, my keyboard appears to work fine despite the copious amounts of vomit all over it.

    Tex: 0 for 3
    Hafner: 0 for 5
    Youk: 0 for 4
    Wells: 0 for 4

    That is a whole lotta 0′s.

  193. trr says:

    Might as well put Blobba in and end it

  194. teddy says:

    adam warren in, giradri has quit

  195. John says:

    Hey, at least the bunt was productive!!!!!!!!!111

  196. Eddard says:

    Why did Kelley only throw to one batter in an extra innings game? Now it’s Warren or bust.

  197. Tom says:

    Warren? Girardi’s just trolling RAB again?

    Saving Rivera for the save situation that will never come?

  198. Troll says:

    Hahahaha! They were better with Overbay and Adams . . . At least Loverboy brings the magic and not piles of golden sombreros and tricky hats.

  199. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Kay just asked if Joba was available. Christ I hope not.

  200. teddy says:

    lol at bucknor loser

  201. Eddard says:

    Fire CB Bucknor already. Jesus.

  202. flamingo says:

    Good job by Warren.

  203. Ethan says:

    hahahaha fail.

  204. Kramerica Industries says:

    C.B. Bucknor really showing his true colours this inning. Awful umpire.

    • The Doctor says:

      I was giving him credit for actually making the right call when Stewart failed to apply the tag earlier, but I rescind any props given to him earlier. This is just atrocious.

  205. flamingo says:

    Wait, hold on, what did I just miss? He rung him up on STRIKE 2?

  206. Troll says:

    Lost in all this holy-shittery is poor, innocent Hiroki Kuroda. The old man deserves far more wins than he’s procured whilst in pinstripes.

  207. King George says:

    Is it just me or does every Vernon Wells at-bat start 0-2?

  208. trr says:

    Wells smells

  209. yeayo says:

    Vernon Wells has no excuse being in the lineup at this point.

  210. The Doctor says:

    I Googled “worst umpires in baseball” and Bucknor was actually the first name to come up. Not all that surprising.

  211. yeayo says:

    5 pitches 2 outs.

  212. trr says:

    That was quick Ichiro

  213. Troll says:

    Just when you think the season can’t get any worse . . . games like these appear out of nowhere.

  214. trr says:

    Just keep running

  215. dkidd says:

    michael kay openly disgusted with wells

  216. Eddard says:

    Here’s another shot. Gardner’s at least been decent of late. Drive him home.

  217. trr says:


  218. Tom says:

    Gardner’s going to get it done.

  219. teddy says:

    overbay here right

  220. The Doctor says:

    I think we should bunt him over to 3rd.

  221. trr says:

    Oh Hell

  222. pat says:

    Unfortunately Nix is the only one on our team that can play SS, right? Kinda hard to PH Overbay.

  223. teddy says:

    overbay must be hurtor giradri doesn’t care

  224. Eddard says:

    Can’t Overbay PH and Brignac play the field? USE OVERBAY!

  225. King George says:

    Confidence level is at a negative interval right now…

  226. Troll says:

    8 strikeouts? Feels more like 20.

  227. The Doctor says:

    I can just imagine Girardi explaining why he didn’t pinch hit for Nix there.

    “Well I mean, Nixie’s had some big hits for us, I couldn’t take him out of the game.”

  228. Leg-End says:

    Everyone in the world was thinking Overbay PH there except the man that mattered.

  229. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    That’s the second error we weren’t able to take advantage of. If they lose this game they will have earned thoroughly earned it.

  230. yeayo says:


  231. dkidd says:

    somewhere in florida, derek jeter is running…

  232. trr says:

    Don’t know what to say
    Why didn’t girardi PH for Knicks

    • The Doctor says:

      I don’t know, I guess they spent so much time cramming an entire basketball team into a single batter’s box that they really didn’t want the effort to go to waste.

  233. Troll says:

    Now, the only question that remains is: Will Teixera have his chance at attaining the pinnacle of shittery and grab himself the vaunted Sombero de Oro?

  234. Eddard says:

    Girardi post game – “Well, we really thought Nixy had it there. He’s been swinging the bat well and hitting the ball hard. We have complete faith in Nixy. I was waiting for the right moment to use Lyle. Another 3-4 innings and I might have used him.”

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      Feces and Phukface made toooday’s game kind of important. Nixy’s been doing it all year for us. That’s what he does. But Hey it’s baseball we just didn’t get it done tooooday.

    • Mr Roth says:

      “Really thoughty Nixy hady goody battys. Wanty savey Lyley fory latey.”

  235. The Real Greg says:

    I will wait to see what Girardi has to say about that non move before I go nuts. Right now though it looks completely stupid.

  236. The Real Greg says:

    Have Kay and Singleton mentioned it?

  237. Troll says:


    I feel blessed to have witnessed such beautiful numbers with my own eyes.

    • Mr Roth says:

      I was just looking at the same thing and shaking my head in disbelief. Never thought those would be the batting averages of the NYYs 4-7 hitters halfway through June.

      • Troll says:

        They are, but they shouldn’t be. They’ll be driving those averages down past the Mendoza line and onto the interstate because Cashman’s a GD pussy.

  238. Kramerica Industries says:

    Isn’t it funny when no doubles defense still yields doubles?

  239. Eddard says:

    Cano with a double. Let’s see how they screw this one up. At least they won’t bunt again with Teixera and Hafner up.

  240. The Doctor says:

    I think he’s out of the slump.

  241. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nice Robbie, Now no bunting no bullshit. Straight up plate the mf

  242. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    A few glimmers of hope: The bullpen and signs of life from Robbie. Please lets just get this over with now.

  243. Troll says:

    Sombrero time? Or maybe he’ll do me a favor and at least advance the runner so he can remain stranded at 3rd.

  244. teddy says:

    i give up

  245. Tom says:

    All right Travis time to redeem yourself.

    I realize you were just being a team player and trying to get Warren some work by extending the game. Now that he has, you can be productive.

  246. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I know everyone’s frustrating with the offense (and not PHing Overbay), but I’m equally happy that the pitching has been so great. 12 innings of 2 runs, one of which was on a defensive miscue, and we haven’t even used our best pitcher yet.

    • Troll says:

      Baseball’s a two-way street. Pitching was great . . . okay . . . but the offense only scored two runs and has wasted a plethora of opportunity. If they manage to eff this ish up once again and lose, just know this, fellow fan, there are NO silver linings in a game of this inglorious magnitude.

  247. Saratoga says:

    Travis Hafner is bad and he should feel bad.

    • The Doctor says:

      He kept the team afloat for an entire month. I think he deserves a pass, especially considering his overall numbers are fine.

      • Saratoga says:

        I wouldn’t say his overall numbers are fine, but they’re not terrible. And that’s mostly due to his hot start. He’s been slumping for a good while now.

  248. OldYanksFan says:

    Did they make Okijima dye his hair the same color as the team uniform?

  249. Eddard says:

    Of course. Now here comes the DP from Youk.

    • The Doctor says:

      Could PH Overbay here instead, shift Nix to 3rd and sub in Brignac to play shortstop, but I kind of doubt it.

  250. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m not defending Bucknor or anything, but that’s the second time the A’s TV broadcasters have been completely baffled by Bucknor calling a ball that they thought was over the middle of the plate, and then when they showed the replay from behind home plate that showed that it was clearly outside, they said nothing.

    • Roadgeek Adam says:

      This is C.B.Bonehead. Doesn’t get much worse than that.

      Not a big fan of the CSN Oakland group, myself.

    • The Doctor says:

      That’s one thing I’m thankful for. Michael Kay isn’t perfect, but he sure as hell isn’t an intolerable homer.

  251. OldYanksFan says:

    This is a nightmare.

  252. Saratoga says:

    Whatever happened to the Greek God of walks?

  253. Mr Roth says:

    girardi better PH Overbay for Vernon now…

    • The Real Greg says:

      And play him in the outfield. Yeah that’s smart.

      • Mr Roth says:

        yeah you’re right. we’re better off just minimizing our chance of scoring any runs and just hope that the A’s decide to forefit because they don’t want their pitchers to get too tired.

  254. The Real Greg says:

    Thank you Brian Cashman for ignoring quality depth.

  255. Eddard says:

    LOL! Now it’s up to Wells. God forbid they PH Overbay in one of these innings to at least attempt to end the ballgame.

  256. Eddard says:

    The catcher just told the pitcher to throw the ball low and away and Wells will swing at it.

  257. Troll says:

    PLEASE. PLEASE, BASEBALL GODS! Let Cashman DFA at least three players after today’s game, preferably a 3B, OF, and, well, you choose the last one. PLEASE!

  258. The Real Greg says:

    We saw how Overbay played in this outfield before.

  259. Saratoga says:

    I think they want to get walked off.

  260. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fucking horrible.

  261. John says:

    Good news! At least they didn’t give Vernon a long-term con

  262. Cuso says:

    This is just funny now.

  263. MB923 says:

    Any explanation Girardi on why Overbay was not used there?

  264. Andy says:

    Neither Wells nor Youk looked even close

  265. The Doctor says:

    Robbie did not look too happy there. Pretty rare to see.

  266. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Oh my god.

    This is actually getting kind of funny. That’s how bad this is.

  267. Hans Moleman says:

    Who was Cano barking at?

  268. Eddard says:

    Twice they’ve had runner on 2nd with no outs and failed to score. This time they failed to even get the runner to 3rd.

  269. Will in NJ says:

    Michael Kay has to be one of the most clueless announcers. He completely missed the whole Norris/Cano exchange about Cano stealing signs

    • Freddy's Dead says:

      So he makes mistakes, you really needed to post that? What are you, a mistake free human?

      • Troll says:

        Half these posters spend the entire game thread bitching about Kay and Sterling. It’s pathetic, I agree. It’s hard to ignore them when nearly 50% of the comments are filled with trivial rags. I’m happy with them and I have no reason to complain. If I had to listen to the RemDawg on a daily basis, well, that’s a different story.

  270. OldYanksFan says:

    4 extra innings. 8 men LOB.

  271. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Please make it stop.

  272. Eddard says:

    As have a baserunner. Watch them get the job done.

  273. Cuso says:

    Where is David Adams? Did he get sent down when Pettitte got activated or something?

  274. Freddy's Dead says:

    I’d just like to point out that they failed to even move Cano to third with no outs. Worse, it didn’t even look like they tried.

    Also, fuck you, Norris.

  275. number 21 says:

    So pathetic. Watch the A’s win now.

  276. ClayDavis says:

    Wait bringing in injury ridden crappy veterans was a bad idea? Who knew?

  277. Kevin says:

    They deserve to lose. We had so many chances to win this game that any other team with offense could have won.
    I’d say at this point bring up some from the farm system and give them a chance to get their feet wet.
    We aren’t going anywhere with these guys.

    • The Doctor says:

      Okay let’s just disregard the great work done by our pitchers. They don’t deserve to win either.

      This is all one team, whatever they do as a whole determines what they’ve earned.

    • The Real Greg says:

      I knew this since the Mets series, man.

      • Troll says:

        Greg, how old are you? I ask out of curiosity.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

          I would guess around 21. Based on comments alone I would have guessed that he’s a teenager, but I vaguely recall him posting some things that made me think he wasn’t still in high school.

  278. Troll says:

    Mike Axisa, I hope you lose all objectivity for tonight’s recap and just pulverize the four horsemen of the Yankee’s apocalypse: Teixera, Youkilis, Hafner, and Wells. Destroy them. Obliterate dem fools!

  279. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Would it have been interference if Warren had thrown it and it had hit Young?

  280. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Hafner has left 7 men on base.

  281. teddy says:

    so what was Cano barking at, great job warren

  282. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Am I the only one who’s really happy with the pitching performance today? They’ve been outstanding through 13 innings, and that’s without even using Rivera yet (hopefully).

    • I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

      Yea that’s what I said. The one positive to this fiasco, aside from Cano waking up.

    • flamingo says:

      Can’t imagine you are, the pitching’s been amazing.

      The offense, though, is so terrible that it’s poisoning the entire game.

      • Troll says:

        Exactly. WE ALL LOVE THE PITCHING TODAY. Fortunately, however, that’s not the issue. It’s hardly been an issue all season long.

        It’s the offense. Jesus. I like how you termed it, flamingo, the offense has “poisoned the entire game,” and it’s on the verge of poisoning the entire season unless someone in the front office decides to wake the F up.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Extremely impressed by Warren tonight. Two fucking weeks without pitching. Good on him.

  283. Saratoga says:

    This is the inning they do it!

  284. Roadgeek Adam says:

    To the 14th. Ichiro, Stewart and Gardner. Can hope.

    Adam Warren should get player of the game if we win this.

  285. Robinson Tilapia says:

    See? All the whining and complaining that goes on here every day about how terrible the offense is all for nothing…

    …since this is the worst offensive output I’ve ever fucking seen. DEAR LORD MAKE IT STOP.

    • The Doctor says:

      What do you mean it’s bad? Ichiro’s OBP is over .300! This is an All-Star studded lineup.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I know. I still love him.

        It’s too bad he also just advanced to the trap door hiding at second base.

  286. ExitCashman says:

    This is wild. I never thought I’d see a Mets game break out while watching the Yankees.

  287. dkidd says:

    norris still talking shit

  288. Eddard says:

    If Stewie bunts they’re just going to walk Gardner again. And Girardi won’t lift a finger to PH for Nix.

  289. John says:


  290. Cy Pettitte says:

    another great Chris Stewart AB

  291. dkidd says:

    ichiro’s hits are from the 1970′s. larry bowa style

  292. Tom says:

    I’m stunned they are pitching to Gardner

  293. The Real Greg says:

    The only reasonable explanation I can think of is that Overbay is hurt or not feeling well.

  294. dkidd says:

    steal third
    steal home
    head to airport

  295. teddy says:

    gardner has had a great game

  296. The Doctor says:

    Well at least it made a little sense that time. Gets a guy into scoring position for both of your best hitters to take hacks at.

  297. Eddard says:

    Watch Overbay come through here. Game could have been over an hour ago.

  298. Roadgeek Adam says:

    And he walks on 4 pitches anyway.

    Hey look, pinch hitter.

  299. Robinson Tilapia says:

    And everyone erupts over Lyle Overbay.

    *said completely deadpan*

  300. pat says:


  301. Tom says:

    I think you have to consider double steal and then a squeeze

  302. Robinson Tilapia says:

    If I were a lesser person, I’d have chuckled at that pop-up.

  303. sangreal says:

    hate this stadium

  304. Wheels says:

    ridiculous foul territory

  305. Kramerica Industries says:

    You gotta be fucking kidding me, Overbay.

  306. The Real Greg says:

    And he fails

  307. Cy Pettitte says:

    being stabbed in the face would be more pleasant than watching this game. Every single inning they have a man in scoring position and still no runs.

  308. Troll says:


  309. Saratoga says:

    Not Overbay’s fault that this shit ballpark has a football field’s worth of foul territory.

  310. The Doctor says:

    Coming off the bench, wouldn’t you want to take a pitch or something to get comfortable up there? Can’t understand that at all.

  311. Troll says:

    Hahaha. That was hilarious. That . . . was . . . epic. I’m impressed, Loverboy.

  312. Tom says:

    I have to think this is like the Garnder AB… he’ll swing at something out of the zone or he’ll walk

  313. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    These A’s announcers don’t understand that when the catcher sets up a foot outside, a pitch that’s a foot outside will look like it’s down the middle. And then when they show the replay where you can clearly see it’s a foot outside, they still chuckle as if it was a strike.

  314. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is hilarious, they can just work around the 3 decent hitters every inning and the 6 guys between them will strike out every time.

  315. Tony says:

    They really don’t think Tex or Hafner can beat them today. They’ve been damn right about it so far

  316. Robinson Tilapia says:

    God, have mercy on our souls with this at-bat.

  317. ExitCashman says:

    Let’s Go Mets!

  318. Troll says:

    Ooooo! Almost missed another opportunity for the Sombrero de Oro

  319. dkidd says:

    even robbie’s takes look better today

  320. Cy Pettitte says:

    only way they get a run is a walk, 2-1 so we’re half way there

  321. Tom says:

    So basically both Gardner and Cano have been intentionally walked their last 2 times up.

    (maybe next game you don’t put a guy with a .613 OPS in between them)

  322. Eddard says:


  323. Wheels says:

    What can even be said.

  324. Rolling Doughnut says:


  325. teddy says:

    2 and 1 count, he pops up.

    what can you do

  326. Cy Pettitte says:

    lmfao this is the most pathetic display of baseball I’ve ever seen. They just keep daring not Cano and Gardner to beat them and they fail spectacularly every.single.time.

  327. Jorge Brosada says:


  328. The Doctor says:

    Just shoot me.

  329. Now Batting says:

    Is it too late to find out if Pineda can hit?

  330. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Lmfao… I can’t wait for Mike’s recap.

  331. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This games hates us.

  332. The Real Greg says:

    Boston has to look and think “We’re only 3 games ahead of these guys?”

  333. Saratoga says:

    I’ve never seen Teixiera do that before.

  334. number 21 says:

    Wow just wow

  335. Cuso says:

    Double -u, oh, Double-u, WOW

  336. stuart a says:

    tex as clutch as he has been the last 4 years.

    came to the yanks as a 280 or so hitter now he is a 220 hitter as unclutch as Nick Swisher…

    this team is dreadful….they cannot hit good pitching…when do they sit Youkilis and let Adams sink or swim?


  337. The Real Greg says:

    So now what? Overbay didn’t work…

  338. dkidd says:

    we are the hollow men…

  339. Troll says:

    In the same game, the offense (or the four horsemen, at least) has hit a new low. I gotta say, guys, I am impressed. It takes a lot of talent to suck this bad . . .

  340. Nathan says:

    This offense looks lost out there.

    I know it’s missing Jeter, Grandy and A-Rod but I’m not expecting much from them when they get back (Granderson doing the best of the three).

  341. flamingo says:

    On the plus side, Oakland’s probably going crazy over their offense’s no-show, too.

  342. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Pick up a fucking bat, Adam Warren.

  343. Cuso says:

    If the Yanks get another at-bat there is literally no reason to NOT swing for the fences

  344. Eddard says:

    Don’t think they’ll score next inning. The 3 automatic outs are due up.

  345. Cy Pettitte says:

    Can they PLEASE get Warren the win he deserves? he’s been amazing.

  346. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    Are we allowed to pass on batting?

  347. BronxBombers? says:

    Hey Mike I have a great idea for the recap because it works no matter how it ends:
    Yankees are unwatchable since April ended, which coincidently was the last time the offense didnt look like a woman’s softball team.

  348. Troll says:

    They should pinch-hit Sabathia for Wells.

  349. Roadgeek Adam says:

    This is Jesse Chavez people, not Cy Young.

  350. OldYanksFan says:

    5 extra innings. 11 men LOB, without scoring. Gotta be a record.

  351. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Hafner’s line is hilarious. He’s literally made about every type of out possible.

  352. Wheels says:

    Well done Hafner

  353. Eddard says:

    Speaking of doing little…. Good one Kay.

  354. Saratoga says:

    That’s okay, Hafner. The important thing is that you tried.

  355. Jorge Brosada says:

    I’m seriously going to have to choke a bitch

  356. ExitCashman says:

    Lindsey Nelson, Ralph Kiner and Bob Murphy are taking over in the broadcast booth.
    A giant HOMERUN erection is rising in centerfield.
    Batting averages are dropping rapidly and fans are disappearing.

    We are becoming… the Mets.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Pat Zachry is warming up!

      I couldn’t have spelled that right.

    • OldYanksFan says:

      My favorite Bob Murphy call:

      “And there’s a deep fly to left. Is it fair or is it foul? Aaaaaaand…….. the pole hits the ball! THE POLE HITS THE BALL!

  357. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Speaking of people who have made an out in every conceivable game tonight, Vernon Wells!

  358. Troll says:

    I suspect a mutiny is brewing amongst Youkilis, Wells, and Hafner. They want off the ship!

  359. Wheels says:

    You suck Wells

  360. Cuso says:

    Somebody. Please. Make. It. Stop.

  361. Kramerica Industries says:

    So, if I have this right, Pronk, Youk, and Wells are now a combined 0-20 today.


  362. OldYanksFan says:

    4-5-6 is ZERO for TWENTY!

  363. Eddard says:

    By 15 innings you know Bucknor is going to call those pitches. Expand your zone.

  364. Cy Pettitte says:

    Wells, Youk and Hafner need to go, their careers are all toast.

  365. Jorge Brosada says:

    Hafner, Wells, Youkilis, Teixeira, etc…ALL BELOW REPLACEMENT LEVEL.

    Fucking scrubs

  366. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Anyone for calling up Neal, Almonte and Mustelier tomorrow just for relief? I don’t care if we have 6 outfielders on the roster.

  367. GimmetheMick says:

    Must be K Long the great hitting instructor has been spending extra time with these clowns.

  368. Eddard says:

    Don’t worry, if Warren gets through another inning unscathed they have Ichiro and Stewie due up. Then the As can pitch around Gardner and pitch to Brigniac.

  369. your mom says:

    I think a lot of people here should just stop following this game. You know we aren’t ever going to score again and that the A’s will walk-off. It’s written in the stars.

  370. Tom says:

    Hafner, Youkilis, Wells are now a combined 0 for 20 with 8 K’s (but in fairnes, there is a walk mixed in there)

    If you add Tex (who has at least gotte on base 3 timess) and the Yankees 4-7 hitters are 0 for 24 with 10K’s

  371. Mykey says:

    Statistically speaking, the heart of our order HAS to get a hit eventually, right? RIGHT!?

  372. BronxBombers? says:

    There is seriously nobody in the minors that can hit better than Wells, Youk, Hafner, Nix, or Stewart?!

    • GimmetheMick says:

      Even if they could hit better, Long would work them into a slump within a week.

    • Troll says:

      There is. Cashman’s just too big a pussy to pull the cord, which, if the AAA players were a parachute would make Cashman a kamikaze badass, huh? . . . But, as we’ve seen throughout the season, rock bottom gets lower and lower with each passing day. For the 2013 Yankees, let us all get one thing straight, there is no rock bottom, as long as Teixera, Youkilis, Hafner, and Wells hold onto their shovels.

  373. Troll says:

    Ortiz with a HR just so he could rub it in the faces of Teixera, Wells, Hafner, and Youkilis.

  374. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:


    Cashman Failed

  375. Nathan says:

    2nd base ump wants to go home.

  376. Manny's BanWagon says:

    I get the feeling that the A’s could bring in a someone from the bleachers to pitch and the Yankees still wouldn’t be able to score.

  377. Saratoga says:


  378. Jorge Brosada says:

    And here it comes. Warren could only hold off the A’s for so long.

  379. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I still want that gnome.

  380. OldYanksFan says:

    Replay shows he was out.
    His front foot was not on the bag.

  381. Mykey says:

    It just had to be Krisp. Naturally.

  382. BronxBombers? says:

    There it is! Mound visit! Warren is being told to throw the game!

  383. Eddard says:

    Why would Melvin PH a good LH hitter with a chance to win the game? That’s unheard of. Girardi waited 4 innings to even attempt to win by PH.

  384. Rolling Doughnut says:

    the asses are getting lubed up as we post…

  385. Chris says:

    I know the earth will end or something, but I can’t believe we are going to lose this game letting our best reliever just sit there

  386. Mykey says:

    Well that was just amazing.

  387. Cy Pettitte says:

    well that was dramatic

  388. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Stewey, you’re a beast for that.

  389. Kramerica Industries says:

    Holy shit.

  390. Eddard says:


  391. Saratoga says:

    Wow! Great defensive plays by both Wells and Stewart! WOW!

  392. Mykey says:

    Awesomely placed throw too.

  393. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Fuck it. Glenfiddich 12 Year. We’re high-rolling this bitch.

  394. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    I can’t even anymore.

  395. OldYanksFan says:

    Great throw by Wells. Great play by Stewie.

  396. teddy says:

    nice job stewart

  397. trr says:

    Stevie shows how it’s done!!!

  398. Tony says:

    Im worried about Stewart being able to block a ball in the dirt with a runner on 3rd after that collision

  399. Wheels says:

    that was pretty awesome

  400. Darren says:

    Fuck it, I’m gonna go ahead and say that was Thurman-worthy.

  401. Chris says:

    i can’t believe he caught and held on to that.

  402. Alkaline says:


  403. Cy Pettitte says:

    and we go on….

  404. Chris says:

    that collision could have been alot worse if Moss had squared him up. He probably could have knocked that loose if he went to the chest. Went off to the side over his leg

  405. Wheels says:

    Now let’s win this bitch!

  406. Eddard says:

    It just won’t end. This is getting comical.

  407. Tony says:

    If the Yankees don’t this game after that inning I will be sooooo pissed

  408. Saratoga says:

    Splendid! Hopefully that gave the team enough of a spark to push JUST ONE run across.

  409. The Real Greg says:

    So how will this game be remembered for Stewart?

  410. Cuso says:

    If you’re gonna make that type of effort in the field to save the game ……..SCORE SOME FUCKING RUNS!!!!!

  411. Alkaline says:

    Stewie catching that was like the time thes Prussians X (insert heroic event here)

  412. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Nice to see Wells redeem himself a bit from his 0-7.

  413. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I think even the straightest Yankee fan would consider giving Adam Warren a handjob for this performance.

  414. dkidd says:


  415. Tom says:

    After that, I’m starting to think there’s a chance.

    I think it involves a HBP, balk, WP to third, some intentional walks, and a strikeout with 2 outs that gets by the catcher (for the go ahead run). And somewhere in there they sacrifice a goat.

  416. Chris says:

    Are you telling me Mariano can’t pitch 2 innings today. He hasn’t pitched in 4 days? They aren’t winning anything this year anyway, no need to save him.

  417. Mykey says:

    Please, someone, hit a home run. Please…

  418. Troll says:

    Gardner with the homerun? Anyone? Somebody? Good idea, right?

  419. Chris says:

    And now back to reality

  420. Alkaline says:

    What do we say to the god of death?

  421. Tom says:

    Well at least Gardner might get a chance to hit here.

  422. Cuso says:

    Brignac home.run. I’m calling it.

  423. Eddard says:

    I’d just pitch around Gardner every single AB. Girardi didn’t lift a finger to protect his hottest hitter.

  424. Wheels says:

    Why do we torture ourselves?

  425. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    It’s turned into Stalingrad

  426. Mykey says:

    I just can’t anymore.

  427. Jorge Brosada says:

    Someone needs to remind this team that they are facing JESSE CHAVEZ, NOT FUCKING PEDRO MARTINEZ

  428. number 21 says:

    This Jesse Chavez guy…

  429. Troll says:

    Okay, come on now. Just lose the game. This offense hasn’t scored in what? 16 innings? Lob it up to Smith and end this awful misery. Although, if I were manager, I’d put Joba in so he’d get the loss. Warren’s been fantastic.

  430. The Real Greg says:

    You do know Jesse Chavez has a 2.06 ERA right?

  431. JMK says:

    I really don’t know how I can watch this team several times a week without having gotten homicidal.

  432. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Since this game went into extra innings, I went to the gym, had a full workout, came back home, ordered a burrito, waited for it, and now finished it off.

    Also, Hafner, Wells, and Youk went about 0 for 348.

  433. OldYanksFan says:

    Jesse Chavez career:
    72 ERA+, 1.516 WHIP
    No wonder we can’t hit him.

  434. Eddard says:

    Can Claiborne throw 3 innings? Joba and Mo are 1 inning pitchers.

  435. your mom says:

    I guess it’s safe to say you can’t blame our pitching if we lose the game. . . . .

  436. Saratoga says:


  437. Mykey says:

    Is Warren about to get Scott Proctored?

  438. flamingo says:

    Was there ever a conversation about the way the Yankees seemingly can’t develop top pitching talent, but mine quiet gems from unknowns?

    I mean: Adam Warren. Who knew he had it in him.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      It’s more likely that there’s too much stock placed in “top prospects” over guys who worked their way through the system and wind up MLB ready.

      I don’t care if the big names flop as long as the team develops solid contributors somewhere.

  439. Now Batting says:

    The Tigers need relievers. Do they match up with us for a trade?

  440. Mykey says:

    Gah, please don’t let this end with a loss. I’ll go insane.

  441. Eddard says:

    Warren’s getting tired. This could be it here.

  442. Troll says:

    I’m starting to get the feeling that this game will end with further Yankee ire.

  443. Wheels says:

    The 17th fucking inning.

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

    Please score a run now. Please.

  445. Saratoga says:

    Seventeen motherbucking innings.

  446. Eddard says:

    Jesus Ichiro could you make that any more dramatic.

  447. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Who comes after Warren. Kelly? Mo? Position player?

  448. Troll says:

    So much for a day game . . . .

  449. Robinson Tilapia says:

    That hand job might turn into a little mouth action if Warren gets by the 17th.

  450. Mykey says:

    This is ridiculous.

  451. flamingo says:

    That was a putrid inning.

  452. Jorge Brosada says:

    Jesse “Cy Young” Chavez, with a career 72 ERA+, is going to end up throwing the equivalent of a CGSO

  453. dalelama says:

    This Yankee team may never score again…..LOL

  454. Troll says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! FOUR PITCHES!!!!! This game just got worse! Insanity.

  455. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Please God let it not be Jobber.

  456. OldYanksFan says:

    Just what Warren needed.
    Our boys make 3 outs on 4 pitches.

  457. Darren says:

    I bet Warren was fine to pitch another 1 or 2 innings but Girardi liked this match-up.

  458. Eddard says:

    Better hope Claiborne can go at least 2-3 innings. Joba and Mo are 1 inning pitchers. Maybe you can stretch them to 2 if you have to.

  459. Robinson Tilapia says:

    And there’s Presto. I guess no one’s getting mouth pregnant here tonight.

  460. your mom says:

    Wow, fuck this offense.

  461. Mykey says:

    Warren will now be rewarded by being sent down. Yay, baseball.

  462. Govin says:

    If we can get one good inning out of Preston then all of us who are keeping track of this game will get two for the price of one.

  463. Saratoga says:


  464. your mom says:

    I hate Crisp but I’m calling a walk-off HR by him.

  465. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with this outfield.

    Thought that was out of there…

  466. Troll says:

    And here’s Crisp to win the game?

  467. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Another Bataan death march

  468. teddy says:

    crisp in 2 at bats has more hits than youk,teix,hafner, wells

  469. Saratoga says:

    I very strongly dislike Coco Crisp.

  470. Cuso says:

    Warren lowered his ERA from 62.80 to 3.12

  471. ExitCashman says:

    Meet the Mets, meet the Mets,
    Step right up and meet the Mets.
    Bring the wife and bring the kids,
    before you know it they’ll be blowing their lids,
    ’cause when the Mets get up to bat fi-na-lly,
    start a ral-ly, ended with a D-P.
    They’re gonna’ lose them all,
    if they can’t hit breaking balls…

  472. number 21 says:

    I do not like Coco Crisp.

  473. Cy Pettitte says:


  474. Troll says:

    I wonder if the MT25 came with a restart button . . . or, better yet, a self-destruct code.

  475. Kramerica Industries says:



  476. Eddard says:

    Alright, just come through one time Hafner, Youk, Wells. Just once out of thirty and it’s over.

  477. McLovin says:


  478. your mom says:

    So if Warren gets a hand job, what does the hero who gets the winning run in receive? Considering this offense hasn’t scored in 16 innings, I think he’d deserve to have his salad tossed.

  479. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Game goes 27 innings and Cespedes hits in the 28th (game takes so long he has enough time to heal) and wins it.

  480. OldYanksFan says:

    Is Waterboarding worse then this?

  481. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Let’s play two!

  482. Govin says:

    So the Yankees have now played two games today. I’m just thankful that this wasnt a night game

  483. Kramerica Industries says:

    Combined 9-75 on this roadtrip?

    That is damn near impossible.

  484. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    0 for 7… ouch

  485. Cy Pettitte says:

    please baseball gods let one of these three turds hit a HR

  486. Mykey says:

    It’s games like this that make me think I may one day play for the Yankees.

  487. your mom says:

    Well,let’s see at least 5 pitches this inning.

  488. Troll says:

    Chavez, the greatest pitcher of the modern era? Discuss.

  489. ExitCashman says:

    Dave Kingman!

  490. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Anyone going 0 for 8 should just be automatically ejected from the stadium. Like, you’re fucking out.

  491. Cy Pettitte says:

    get rid of Pronk. his ONLY JOB is to hit, he is the designated hitter and he can not hit.

  492. Mykey says:

    So I would not have thought that 0 for 8 was possible.

  493. Eddard says:

    He’s a shitty ump but you know he’s going to call that. It’s been 18 innings.

  494. James A says:

    Would it be fast tracking Jagielo too much if he was starting at third base tomorrow night?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      They might still be playing this tomorrow night. Everyone can play. Rookie Davis will have changed his name to “Long-retired Davis.”

  495. Saratoga says:

    I have no faith in this team’s offense.

  496. Troll says:

    0-8 with 3 K. Meh, could be worse . . . You get ‘em, Pronk!

  497. The Real Greg says:

    Yeah I think you move Overbay to the DH and cut Hafner

  498. ExitCashman says:

    Bobby Bonilla!

  499. Brooklyn Nets says:

    I miss A-Rod

  500. Wheels says:

    Turn in your uniform, Youk

  501. Cy Pettitte says:

    Youk 0-50 50 K’s

  502. MannyGeee says:

    Ok, this shit is cray…

  503. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Fire Cashman!

  504. your mom says:

    Youk, embedded Red Sox.

  505. Troll says:

    0-7 with 1 BB and 3 K. Good effort, Kevin. You’ll get ‘em next time!

  506. ExitCashman says:

    Jason Bay!!!

  507. Saratoga says:

    Nice pop-up Wells!

  508. Brooklyn Nets says:

    How’s Alex’s rehab going? 50% of Alex Rodriguez is better than the garbage the Yankees put out at 3B.

  509. Cy Pettitte says:

    Pronk, Youk, Wells go 0 for 3, who could have imagined. just gotta get to the 20th and they will have another chance with Cano.

  510. Tom says:


    /small victories

  511. The Real Greg says:

    4-7 now 0-28 with 3 walks and 12 K’s

  512. JMK says:

    This is just unbearable. Let’s say Joba and Mo throw an inning each – which position player is the first to get on the mound?

  513. Eddard says:

    Even I’m starting to wish A-Rod would come back now. This is just comical.

  514. MannyGeee says:

    Oh hell. 17 1/2 innings. In real. And that 0-fer a bunch is just insane Pronk.

  515. your mom says:

    Unbelievable. Most pathetic offensive performance evahhhh!!!

  516. Troll says:

    0-8 with 3 K. That’s all right, Vernon, baby. You’ll still be starting tomorrow and be getting paid gloriously for it. Good job!

  517. OldYanksFan says:

    Our 3-4-5-6 are now ZERO for TWENTY-EIGHT.
    That somehow seems statistically impossible.

  518. GimmetheMick says:

    I’m demanding Kevin Long’s resignation effective immediately.

    • Troll says:

      I cannot wait to hear his bullshit explanation after today’s/tonight’s game. “The only way they’ll fall back to form is if we continue to push them out there each and every day. I have faith, yes. No, no, no. I don’t think they’re pressing. These are great hitters and we just have to wait it out.”

      • GimmetheMick says:

        Long seems to have a knack for turning great hitters into crap hitters….With a few exceptions, he hasn’t made anybody better.

  519. Johnnyb93 says:

    What’s the biggest ofer of all time? Do Vernon and Travis have a chance?

  520. Kramerica Industries says:

    Anyone who has stuck this out so far deserves a fucking medal.

  521. Saratoga says:

    On the bright side, now I can flip to the NBA Finals during commercials!

  522. your mom says:

    Too bad it’s not storming. These teams could use a rain delay. Why not???

  523. Eddard says:

    Which position player would pitch without Swisher?

  524. Mike N says:

    This is frigging insanity!

  525. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is ridiculous.

  526. The Real Greg says:

    Well here comes Rivera.

  527. Robinson Tilapia says:

    He’s going to Mo. Dear God.

  528. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Greatest of All Time to come into the game and get out of this jam and then hit a homer.

  529. Eddard says:

    Girardi wants Mo for 1 2/3rds. We’ll have one more shot to win it.

  530. sangreal says:

    FFS. Why not start the inning with Mo then?

  531. Mykey says:

    Who’s our 18th inning guy?

  532. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Is Pineda’s rehab up yet?

  533. Wheels says:

    Joe does not want to lose this game.

  534. your mom says:

    Mo??? Craziness!

  535. Mykey says:

    I love Mo, but it’s destiny that he’s going to give up the winning run here.

  536. Johnnyb93 says:

    Found it. 0 for 10
    “John Shelby, then of the LA Dodgers, June 3, 1989, 0-10, and Wayne Garrett, then of the Mets, 9-11-1974, 0-10 with a walk. Garrett holds the record for most PAs in a game without a hit.”

  537. Eddard says:

    Let’s just hope Mo isn’t tired. He’s been throwing warm up pitches for the last 2 hours.

  538. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Andy Pettite? LOL.

  539. Mike N says:

    They are saying that Pettite just went down to the bullpen and is stretching.

  540. Johnnyb93 says:

    Bullpen will be a mess for a few days.

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

    Just hold the ball, Vern.

  542. Mike N says:

    Oh, fuck. Please win this game!

  543. Kramerica Industries says:

    More bloop hits. Why not.

  544. Eddard says:

    Here it is. As soon as they bring in Mo they’ll lose.

  545. JMK says:

    What the fuck, Wells. What the fuck. Also, great mobility on Youkilis.

  546. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Game. Over.

  547. Wheels says:


  548. Mykey says:

    But… Why didn’t he throw it? That was huge…

  549. number 21 says:

    And here is game over. Rivera wants to end this game.

  550. your mom says:

    Nate Freiman for the win. Who?

  551. Mykey says:

    This post game press conference should be good.

  552. Mike N says:


  553. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Fuck you Vernon Wells. Fuck you Joe Girardi.

  554. Cy Pettitte says:

    unreal. fuck this team, they are probably gonna be .500 by the end of the month.

  555. your mom says:

    HA HA HA! This team fucking sucks.

  556. Rek4gehrig says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy we lose

  557. Eddard says:

    Can’t blame Mo. The offense had chance after chance to win. At least now they go play one of the few teams worse than them.

  558. teddy says:

    dreadful manager bu giadri

  559. Wheels says:

    Awful awful awful

  560. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Fire Wells!

  561. Jorge Brosada says:

    And Mo of all people blows it. This is one of the worst losses I’ve ever seen. Fucking Disgusted…

  562. The Real Greg says:

    Anger at Girardi for nothing. He didn’t go 0-28.

  563. Kramerica Industries says:

    I’m so glad this bullpen is now wasted and they’ll be ripe for the picking tomorrow night in Anaheim.

    To think, this 3-1 trip started off with promise.

  564. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Ugly from start to finish.

  565. ExitCashman says:

    Oh, the horror. A team that can’t score more than 2 runs… even in an 18 inning game.

  566. The Doctor says:

    Not like we could ever get two lucky bloopers…

  567. Jacob the OG says:

    Damn, I just tuned in too.

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

    They really need to make a move. Almonte. Neal. Musty. Somebody. Anybody.
    Can’t really do much worse.

  569. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Fire Cashman!

    Fire Girardi!

  570. Chris says:

    I’ve been saying all year, nothing to do with tonight, Mo ain’t got shit this year. Not hard to pad your stats getting three outs in a small sample size of 2 months. Let the hating begin.

  571. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    I would like to thank the athletics for ending the game. no one wnated to see hafner or wells bat again, lets be honest.

  572. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Sigh. Oh well, they 200% deserved to lose that game but it still hurts.

  573. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    I mean we all knew it was coming. Not even let down. It was a good game to watch if you looked away when the Yanks were up.

    If we make the playoffs the first thing I’m going to do is reread this game thread, lol.

  574. number 21 says:

    Mo was like ” fuck it “

  575. UncleArgyle says:

    Apropo that our best pitcher would pitch the worst. This team is fucking awful.

  576. Troll says:

    Mo deserves the loss, no Claiborne.

    • Rich says:

      For what troll. Fat boy Youkilis can’t run five feet and washed up Wells can’t run down a bloop. Plus these bums plus hafner and Tex went 0-28!!! Nice Hal for being cheap on Martin but give that cunt Youkilis 2 yrs

  577. Tom says:

    Not that it would have mattered but with 1 out why was the OF so deep? (I noticed this earlier in the game when Roberston had a runner on 3rd)

    Could Wells really throw someone out on a flyball from where he started on that play?

  578. Saratoga says:

    This game was the epitome of the 2013 New York Yankees. So glad that I spent 5+ hours of my life watching that.

  579. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    This is why the ratings have collapsed.

  580. Jacob the OG says:

    Well the good thing is the pitching was solid….. on both sides

  581. ExitCashman says:

    Don’t blame Girardi. You can’t make Chicken salad with chicken shit. Well, you can, but it tastes awful. You know what I mean.

  582. Jorge Brosada says:

    I just can’t get over how bad this offense is. I hate watching this team hit.

    Youkilis, Wells, and Hafner don’t deserve fucking jobs

    • Rich says:

      I understand why Hafner and even Wells plays, we have no one else. But we have a dude in Adams that plays decent third base plus hits better than fucking Youkilis. And Youkilis plays!!!! Why?!?!

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

        Adams has hit worse than Youkilis.

      • Chris says:

        I’m not sold that Adams is any good. BUT…Youkilis and this team are so awful that the difference isn’t large enough to find out how good/bad Adams can be. This team isn’t winning anything

      • Saratoga says:

        Both Youk and Adams have been terrible actually.

        • Rich says:

          I know Adams can be better than 6 for 41. Maybe Youkilis can hit the gym. He’s the 2005 version of Randy Johnson, killed us on the other team and killed us when he played for us

    • Saratoga says:

      It figures that the Yankees offense would be this putrid at the same time that they’ve had one of their best pitching staffs in years. Polar opposite of those mid-2000′s teams.

  583. Jacob the OG says:

    Damn the 0 for 8 by wells stings harder

  584. Jacob the OG says:

    Mike we need that open thread pronto

  585. DFA MO says:

    Turn off the lights.

    The legend of Mariano Rivera ended tonight.

    He let down his team like he never has before. Those pitchers went out there in vain tonight.

    How can Mariano ever look a young pitcher in the face again after that.

    It’s over.

    Mariano Rivera cannot pitch for the New York Yankees ever again.

    If he is not released by tomorrow, this is a sham.

    No more retirement tours. No more plaques.

    Goodbye, Mariano. Finish off your career in Boston for all we care.

  586. DC says:

    Too bad Joe West didn’t have to call this game.

  587. UncleArgyle says:

    In Mo’s defense, the offense wasn’t scoring a run anytime soon. After being shutout for 17 fucking innings, the run he gave up was really more of a mercy killing. Mo truly is a man of god…

  588. LarryM Fl says:

    I’m happy that tomorrow is not Monday with the Fan Confidence Poll. 0-23 was the production for Hafner, Youkilis and Wells. I’m sure Adams and Romine crack the lineup tomorrow. I just hope that Romine can show some life when he replaces our number 2 hitter Chris Hit Man Stewart. Adams will have to climb a tall mountain in replacing Youkilis.

    Cashman did you watch the West coast trip so far! Have you noticed the holes in the bats.

  589. Jacob the OG says:

    What is the record for comments on a game thread?

  590. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Either this was tongue in cheek or you are a moron of epic proportion.

  591. Kramerica Industries says:

    I lamented Pronk being down to .230 earlier in the game.

    He finished the game at .220.

  592. Jacob the OG says:

    If Alex comes back, I really don’t care if he is full of juice as long as he produces damnit

  593. JMK says:

    Good thing is that 18-inning depression fest segued really well to a new episode of Intervention.

  594. Rolling Doughnut says:

    This year was going to be a tough slog any way you cut it. Wells, Hafner and Youk and Ichiro are done, we’re lucky to have gotten April surprises out of the first two. Youkilis just sucks end of story and Ichiro has slid asymptotically to mediocrity. You could see this coming since 2010, the consequence of outrageously long, outrageously high salaries. This has all been blogged here before. My concern is that it does not seem to have much hope of getting better. Tex has been in decline for some years now, Granderson will help some but not much, Jeter has no range, which will in fact, be worse when he comes back due to the type of injury he had. ARod well, somewhat of a question mark, but odds are he won’t be putting up any great numbers.

    Now before I get called a troll, I will say that I hope I’m wrong. I hope Grandy, The Cap’t and ARod come back gangbusters; that Tex gets hot and Cano hits like he can. But this still won’t solve the basic problem going forward. Sometimes teams need to tear it down and rebuild, even if it means not being in contention for a few years. The true fans, like me, will keep watching.

    • Chris says:

      It’s not getting better any time soon. Those dudes are a long way off. They won’t have a shot by then. Even if, those are the same feast or famine offenses that eat a whole lot of balls too. And they are older/more injured.

    • Rich says:

      That’s not trolling. It’s accurate. We know Cashman is good with relievers from the minors (Claiborne, Robertson, etc.) but he needs to draft better position players. What drives me crazy about Youkilis is they signed him instead of a real need in Martin, made no sense then and we see now. Instead of filling one hole they created two holes.

      • Chris says:

        russell was awful to start the year, but we could use the OBP right now. He’d almost be leading this team in hitting. I didn’t care for him to come back though

        • Rich says:

          Honestly I rather see Martin bat fifth than these two bums Youkilis and Wells batting fifth. And that’s sad in and of itself. Hal is gonna learn being frugal doesn’t work here. And when that park looks like Citi Field see how he would react. I will watch every game but I will never set foot inside that strip mall again if they go Mets like.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        Yes that’s about right. The argument I’ve read is that there was nobody available, but the market for catchers is always tight, and again, they should have seen it coming, from that fiasco back when we they were decommissioning Posada. Martin, Cervelli and gulp, Stewart were the best they could do? Come on.

  595. LarryM Fl says:

    How many thought Stewart would be our second leading hitter?

  596. OldYanksFan says:

    In all honesty, Mo has not been as sharp, and has not had the movement that he has in the past.

  597. Jacob the OG says:

    River avenue blues sounds like a really good reality tv show about yankee fans

  598. Rich says:

    Ok, Oakland is at least good, and have good pitching, etc. If this offense doesn’t hit against those frauds in Anaheim, we are in major trouble.

  599. Charles says:

    30 runners left on base today, 7 by Hafner and 6 by Youkilis alone…

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