Game 66: Salvage the Series

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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.

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  • trr

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    An early game today? Must have missed that memo.

    We score more than two runs for Prussia!

    • Icey

      Well you’re not really that much of a Yankee fan to begin with. You just like posting on here.

      BTW can we do away with the Prussia thing. Beyond dumb and not at all good luck.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        So what screen name were you using yesterday, jackass?

        • Icey

          Dumb

      • Pat D

        Don’t like the Prussia thing? Just ignore it and start your own thing.

        Democracy, pal.

        Also, troll better or don’t troll at all.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You should be wearing your fatigues today.

          • Pat D

            Camo isn’t flattering on me.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Camo’s not flattering on anyone not currently hiding in a bunker somewhere.

              • Pat D

                I must say that I have an ambition to own a bunker of my own.

                Just to say I own a bunker.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I look forward to seeing you on “Doomsday Preppers,” then.

                  • Pat D

                    Nah. I’m eagerly awaiting the apocalypse. I embrace it fully.

        • Icey

          And Dumber

          • Pat D

            Jeez. Couldn’t take one simple piece of advice?

            Not letting this go any further.

            O:S.

      • King George

        Well, we’re off to a great start on the game thread today!

        • Pat D

          I’ve got to leave for class in about an hour, so I won’t be here to muck up the proceedings.

        • Havok9120

          No joke.

      • Havok9120

        Your dislike the of the Prussia meme is noted and shall be given all due consideration by the General War Commissariat.

        • Pat D

          It went straight into the shredder like Dr. Kelso’s suggestion box, right?

          • trr

            Meanwhile, at the game

            • Pat D

              There’s a game going on?

            • Havok9120

              What game?

              BASEBALL IS NO PLACE FOR LEVITY. “Game.” Pfft. Sacrilege.

  • Darren

    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?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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

      Even if just for one year?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        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.

        • Pat D

          I see what you mean.

          I’m still holding out hope that they abandon the $189 million plan.

          • King George

            Well, Pat…if they keep performing like this, I think we’ll see them openly announce their intentions to scrap it sooner than we think.

            • Pat D

              One can only hope.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “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.

  • Wheels

    Nice Gardy

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Oh, and I’m even blacked out from watching the game on MLB.tv while I wait in baggage claim because it’s local.

      • Pat D

        You tried your best and failed.

        The lesson is, never try.

        :)

  • teddy

    fail by giradri. as usual

  • Wheels

    Robbie!

  • forensic

    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).

    • Guns

      My thoughts exactly. I want to be mad, then I remember the alternatives.

  • Guns

    Throw him a parade. Garbage first inning homer.

    • Pat D

      I think you could have squeezed a few more memes in there.

  • forensic

    Woohoo! A lead!?!?!?

    • Wheels

      Remember that feeling?

      • Pat D

        Jeez, it was only four days ago!

        Wait. Oh, no. I can’t remember what I did four days ago!

        AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It was 1983. A Camaro convertible. Winfield was at the bat, and Y&T was blasting on the stereo.

        None of that ever happened.

        • Pat D

          Winfield!

  • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

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

    • Pat D

      A little. Smacks a bit of desperation to get a lead.

      Also, great handle.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We do have glorious boobs in NYC.

      • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

        thank you! We can’t let the ladies over at KUBoobs beat us, can we?

    • forensic

      When they can’t score, they get desperate for runs, especially early runs, and a lead of any sort. Plus, Nix can’t hit righties, at all.

    • Havok9120

      According to many here, it’s almost always too early to bunt.

      Even for Prussia.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • SDB

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

  • forensic

    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.”

  • Hardy

    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.

    • SDB

      All over. Whew. (Another save for my fantasy team.)

  • forensic

    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

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

      • Robinson Tilapia

        There’s always ma & pa.

        • forensic

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

          • Robinson Tilapia

            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

              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

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

              • Robinson Tilapia

                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. :)

                • Pat D

                  Bragging about your fake personal life again?

                  Isn’t that what someone said once?

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    I believe it was more than once.

                • forensic

                  Unfortunately, I doubt it. It’s usually a date afternoon (a couple hours during a Sunday afternoon nap), if anything, due to our work schedules not lining up perfectly unless I can take a night off.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Well, I hope you do get some time together, no matter what time of day it is.

                    • forensic

                      Thanks. I’m not holding my breath though.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Wheels

    Nice, a leadoff walk.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

  • Pat D

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

  • teddy

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

    • Guns

      Seriously, Nix bunts but Wells and Ichiro get to swing away. Such nonsense.

      • forensic

        Well, in their defense, at least Nix had a man on second, not first.

  • forensic

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

    This broadcast is like amateur hour.

    • Pat D

      Yea, really. There’s no “E” in “Highs.”

    • Guns

      Was it spelled that way on a graphic or the announcers pronounced it that way?

      • forensic

        On a graphic.

  • Pat D

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

  • Pat D

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

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

  • Mykey

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

  • Wheels

    that was lame

  • Hardy

    Hard to blame Stewart for that.

  • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

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

    • pat

      GRITOVERLOAD

  • pat

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

  • The Doctor

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

  • teddy

    got play the infield in

  • Mykey

    Awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

  • forensic

    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…

    • pat

      BGDP owns the running game.

      • forensic

        Yeah, can they use him as a pinch-pitcher next time a runner gets on?

  • teddy

    epic fail, if the infield they don’t score

    • The Real Greg

      Of course it is in hindsight.

  • The Real Greg

    Kuroda has been very shaky since his blowup against Baltimore

  • The Doctor

    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.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • The Doctor

      Um. What?

      • The Real Greg

        He caught Sogard stealing.

  • Wheels

    CB Bucknor folks

    • Wheels

      Damn Stewart.

  • Mykey

    Wow, did he just miss him or what?

  • Cy Pettitte

    are you fucking kidding me?

  • teddy

    game over. stewart a loser

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • The Doctor

      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.

  • Darren

    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

      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.

    • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

      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

        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

      Ahhh Frank Messer.
      He was one smooth M/F

      • Darren

        The best. Messer, White and Rizzuto were perfect.

        Kaat and Singleton were also great.

  • forensic

    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)???

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • PFOJ

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

    • Wheels

      I think he misses him with the ball.

  • CashmanNinja

    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.

    • pat

      Clearly he doesn’t even belong in MLB.

    • trr

      Christ in a sidecar!
      and just when we were starting to like him

  • teddy

    cashman needs to be fired, so does giradri and

  • Mykey

    Man, this slump has been extraordinarily depressing.

  • The Real Greg

    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

      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.

      • forensic

        It is REALLY painful to actually have to give CB Bucknor credit for getting something right.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • Kramerica Industries

      Well, I got one of them.

  • forensic

    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

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

    • The Doctor

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

      • forensic

        I’m on the A’s broadcast.

        • Wheels

          I thought he was a bit casual with the throw.

          • forensic

            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

              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

              Stewart really screwed the pooch on that one.

    • The Doctor

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      and the not holding the runners allowing the double steal

  • jpnyyy

    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.

  • forensic

    I miss pre-shoulder injury Hafner.

    • trr

      As with Youk and his back, I wonder if his shoulder id worse than we know

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • SDB

      He needs to play Cleveland soon to get back into form.

  • The Real Greg

    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?

    • Wheels

      The former.

      • The Real Greg

        Okay. Well I’ve seen that called an out before as I previously stated by other umpires.

        Regardless, somebody has to ask him why he did it.

  • jpnyyy

    Took ball out of glove

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    And, Youk…

    well, he’s just totally useless.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

      it’s a couple of starts and 2 runs today….calm down, please?

      • The Real Greg

        He has been shaky in 3 of his last 4 starts, not counting this one.

        • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

          Sox and Mariners he weas bad, he shut down the Mets the start before that, but was terrible vs the O’s (ball off leg game, right?) and then awesome before that.

          Again…calm down.

          • forensic

            Trying to get Greg to calm down is a fool’s errand. It’s not even really worth trying much anymore.

  • teddy

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    The pitching has to step up.

    • forensic
      • The Real Greg

        That’s one. They need more of those. Because we know this offense isn’t going to score much. So the pitchers need to step up.

        • Havok9120

          They have done so for virtually the entire season. And you know it. You know how I know you know it? Because you’ve said so several times this season.

          • The Real Greg

            They have only wion 1 GAME this season when scoring 2 or fewer runs. ONCE

            http://www.baseball-reference......2013.shtml

            • The Real Greg

              won.

            • Rolling Doughnut

              OK but how many games have other teams in our division won when scoring two or fewer?

              • forensic

                Blue Jays: 0
                Red Sox and Orioles: 2
                Rays: 3

              • The Real Greg

                Rays have won 2.
                Red Sox have won 2.
                Blue Jays have won 0.
                Orioles have won 1.

                • The Real Greg

                  Oh you already have it.

                  Well if we had 3 we’d be 11 over and 1 game back of the division right now.

                  • The Real Greg

                    And the Giants who are 33 and 31 despite a -20 differential have 5.

                    • forensic

                      And play in the NL West in a huge pitchers park…

                  • The Real Greg

                    Last year’s O’s had 9 of them.

                  • The Real Greg

                    Last year’s Yankee team?

                    Had 6 of them.

        • forensic

          Your logic is amazing…

          • The Real Greg

            Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, cuz they haven’t won any of those this season. Bastards.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Kuroda had a nice bounceback inning. The game is tied and we’re getting some guys on. It ain’t over till it’s over, right?

  • teddy

    yanks go 123 under 9 pitches

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • teddy

      please stewart deserve all the critcism he deserve

  • teddy

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

    • pat

      After opening the game with a double. What a jerkoff.

    • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

      is this really how you watch all games? Hating guys after 2 ABs?

      • forensic

        His hate is usually saved for ‘Giradri’, so at least he’s branching out a little.

  • teddy

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

    • Wheels

      The are plenty of other culprits you could point your frustration towards other than Gardner.

      • trr

        “cough, cough” …hafner…

        • Wheels

          fine choice…

    • http://www.twitter.com/NYYBoobs NYYBoobs

      yeah, let’s hate our hottest hitter…makes sense.

  • forensic

    It’s amazing how terrible Tex looks on changeups.

    • forensic

      Geez, why pitchers ever throw him anything else I’ll never understand.

      • forensic

        I’ll also never understand how fangraphs nearly always has him at a positive run value against it.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Must be a typo.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Mistake changeups can get hammered, and I’m certain Tex has done that on a few occasions. Would explain a huge boost in his run value totals against the pitch.

    • King George

      It’s amazing how terrible this offense looks on all pitches.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • Troll

      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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      pace not face*

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    The worm has turned in Oakland. This is irritating.

  • Freddy’s Dead

    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

      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.

  • Freddy’s Dead

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

  • Freddy’s Dead

    Lowrie looks a lot like Youk batting.

  • Anderson Silva

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

    • The Real Greg

      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.

  • Wheels

    Hirok doing his part. Lets score some runs.

    • Wheels

      *let’s

  • The Real Greg

    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.

    • Anderson Silva

      you need professional help

      • The Real Greg

        Hey at least I come on here during wins. You’re just a troll.

        • Anderson Silva

          You must be real proud.

          • The Real Greg

            I am. I know for a fact that I’m a better man than you.

            • Anderson Silva

              L O L

            • Rolling Doughnut

              This has to be the silliest post I have seen on any blog. Kudos

              • The Real Greg

                Don’t chat with an idiot because he might be doing the same thing.

                • Kramerica Industries

                  Actually, I’m pretty certain the saying is “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”.

                  • trr

                    Meanwhile….

  • forensic

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Wheels

      haha

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • teddy

    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

  • Brian

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

    • stuart a

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

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        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.

  • King George

    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?

    • The Real Greg

      Because of the second wild card, no team is going to be desperate to give up a quality bat without overpaying.

      • teddy

        you should be able to get a league hitter without overplaying, atleast a guy who can rightys

  • stuart a

    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.

  • Brian

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

    • Anderson Silva

      What about the lack of a decent Catcher? Lack of a decent SS?

      • Brian

        well, those ARE the two toughest positions to fill for a reason

        ever tried playing catcher or shortstop, it aint easy

        • Anderson Silva

          3B? Corner OFs?

          • Anderson Silva

            Don’t get me wrong, he has done a great job with the pitching staff.. but the position players are awful.

            • The Real Greg

              Well I don’t know what the other options were for 3rd base.

              Chavez maybe, but he predictably is now injured.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • King George

    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

      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.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

  • Brian

    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

    • OldYanksFan

      It’s the scrubs that have been winning our games of late.
      Nix, Stewie, Huey, Louie and Dewie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3-4-5 please do something

  • Wheels

    Think about that contract, Robbie.

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • The Real Greg

    The Cavalcade of Cash and Prizes!

  • Troll

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

    • The Real Greg

      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

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

        • forensic

          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

            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?

            Baffling.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hafner is hitting .227 jesus christ

    • Cy Pettitte

      even lower now.

    • OldYanksFan

      0 for 11 in this series.

  • Wheels

    This is really bad.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Troll

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

      • Troll

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

        • Kramerica Industries

          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

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

      That just speaks to how terrible the offense is.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol here we go, walk off loss incoming.

  • Troll

    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

      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.

  • forensic

    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

      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.

  • Troll

    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.

    • Troll

      Welp. Game over.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        Heh.

      • The Doctor

        Really? Then what am I watching right now? Must have dozed off and started dreaming that our still elite setup man got out of the inning unscathed.

        • Troll

          Oh aren’t you a clever Doctor that is inexplicably home on a weekday . . . douche.

          At least I can say that I’m a full, blue-blooded troll.

          • The Real Greg

            He might be referring to not a doctor, but THE Doctor.

            • Troll

              Then I can only pity him.

  • The Real Greg

    That should be game if the A’s execute.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two bloop hits.

    BABIP gods killing the Yankees in this series.

  • forensic

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Brace yourselves, everyone.

  • Wheels

    I can’t watch.

  • forensic

    Thank you for that terrible swing, Donaldson.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not sure what Donaldson was swinging at there…

  • The Real Greg

    Houdini

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Houdini!

  • OldYanksFan

    Ye of little faith. 3 Ks for DRob.

    • Cy Pettitte

      still have to score a run to win, which with this line up is pretty difficult

      • OldYanksFan

        Don’t screw up my good mood.

  • forensic

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

  • Wheels

    We still need to score.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • The Real Greg

      Because he keeps pulling the Houdini act.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You ask too much of frontal lobes.

        • Troll

          Like, WTF . . . It’s comments like these illustrate why everyone despises you, fish. Come on now.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Two bloopers the jam was hardly his fault

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You ask too much of frontal lobes.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

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

    • The Real Greg

      Does a bear extifisate in the forest?

      Night Court reference.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Goddamnit, Greg. This is why I come back to you every time.

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        A bit before my time, unfortunately :(

  • Cy Pettitte

    Youkilis just lol, time to retire.

  • King George

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

  • Kramerica Industries

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

  • teddy

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Overbay for Stewart please

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Send him.Now

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • The Real Greg

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

      • Rolling Doughnut

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

        • The Real Greg

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

          • Troll

            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

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

          • The Real Greg

            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.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Or not.

  • teddy

    it’s pretty clear giradri is not playing to win

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can’t fucking buy a break right now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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?

    • King George

      That would be my question to him. Why did you not PH Overbay there?

      • The Real Greg

        Because of the Seattle at bat.

    • The Real Greg

      Option A is the correct answer to your question.

  • The Doctor

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

  • The Real Greg

    Stewart bought that at bat with his success in Seattle.

    • The Real Greg

      Not saying that it’s right. But that’s what happened.

  • Alkaline

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

  • forensic

    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.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Someone should get a screen cap of that. Sounds awesome.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nixie with the triple pump almost lost Reddick

  • The Real Greg

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

    Bad move Girardi

    • forensic

      Careful, he’s going to revoke your fan membership in the Crew Cut Club.

    • Troll

      Why are you telling us that, Greg? You should be telling Girardi that, like, to his face. I don’t think a text message would really relay your angst and disappointment.

      • The Real Greg

        It’s called Twitter/The Joe Girardi Show.

        • Troll

          To his face, Greg. Tell Joe to his face.

  • Eddard

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

  • Wheels

    Right on, a break.

  • trr

    Hah! A break!

  • forensic

    Gardy!

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

  • Eddard

    YES! Great bunt! Get the job done!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Finally we get a break!

  • trr

    If they don’t plate this run I may scream

  • The Doctor

    “Not Gardner’s best bunt”

    Actually it might have been… haha.

  • teddy

    hopefully cano can hit a sac fly

  • The Real Greg

    They will walk Cano, I’m guessing.

  • Wheels

    Just score baby

  • teddy

    lol free pass to cano

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Troll

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

      YOU’RE DEAD TO ME, MARK!

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • The Doctor

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

  • Darren

    Tex is about to hit a double intot he gap.

  • OldYanksFan

    I like this scenario.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • flamingo

    COME ON.

  • trr

    God, please, no DP

  • OldYanksFan

    Oh shit.

  • Troll

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

  • King George

    Oh my God.

  • teddy

    stupid pinch hoit adams, then overbau

  • OldYanksFan

    A’s announcers call STRIKE 3!

  • OldYanksFan

    I wish Nix or Stewie was up….

    • The Doctor

      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.

  • Wheels

    jesus christ.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking useless, Pronk.

  • trr

    That washed up SOB

  • teddy

    fire giradri, now youk gets owns by a sidearming righty

  • The Doctor

    Why sac bunts are stupid, exhibit A.

  • OldYanksFan

    0 fer 12 now for Hafner.

  • King George

    Hafner is garbage

  • trr

    Now this stiff

  • Troll

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

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • Eddard

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • trr

    Fuck me!

  • Wheels

    PATHETIC

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • teddy

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unfuckingbelievable.

  • King George

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, THIS TEAM IS SO BAD

  • Eddard

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

    • OldYanksFan

      You are more blind than the Ump.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • The Doctor

      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.

  • OldYanksFan

    WAY the fuck outside. Not even close.

    • King George

      Replay it again, bud.

    • Ethan

      might have been a little outside but not much. Probably on the black of the plate. Regardless, way too close to take.

  • trr

    Mets/ Marlins redux?

  • Troll

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

    • Rek4gehrig

      Lol. Yes very traumatic

  • Mykey

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    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.

  • trr

    Might as well put Blobba in and end it

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I laughed

  • teddy

    adam warren in, giradri has quit

  • John

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

  • Eddard

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

  • Tom

    Warren? Girardi’s just trolling RAB again?

    Saving Rivera for the save situation that will never come?

  • Troll

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • teddy

    lol at bucknor loser

  • Eddard

    Fire CB Bucknor already. Jesus.

  • flamingo

    Good job by Warren.

  • Ethan

    hahahaha fail.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • The Doctor

      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.

  • flamingo

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

  • Troll

    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.

  • King George

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

  • trr

    Wells smells

  • yeayo

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

  • The Doctor

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

  • yeayo

    5 pitches 2 outs.

  • trr

    That was quick Ichiro

  • Troll

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

  • trr

    Just keep running

    • dkidd

      i was thinking the same thing

  • dkidd

    michael kay openly disgusted with wells

    • Troll

      That’s awesome. What did he say?

      • dkidd

        singleton re nishak’s delivery: “that’s new”

        kay after wells strikes out a second later: “that’s not”

        i laughed

        • Kramerica Industries

          You know things are going down the shitter when Kay is so candid in his commentary.

          He’s been like this all game.

  • Eddard

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

  • trr

    Maybe…

  • Tom

    Gardner’s going to get it done.

    • Tom

      … or they will walk them because some idiot put Nix in the 2 spot in the lineup. (forgot who was on deck)

      • pat

        Why is Girardi an idiot for putting Nix 2nd?

  • teddy

    overbay here right

  • The Doctor

    I think we should bunt him over to 3rd.

  • trr

    Oh Hell

  • pat

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

    • pat

      But I guess you worry about that later>?

    • Tom

      Brignac can play SS, and plays it better than Nix.

      • pat

        Well there you go. Completely forgot about him.

    • teddy

      reid b on the roster

  • teddy

    overbay must be hurtor giradri doesn’t care

    • The Doctor

      I am really trying to figure out what’s going through his head right now. I can’t.

  • Eddard

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

  • King George

    Confidence level is at a negative interval right now…

  • Troll

    8 strikeouts? Feels more like 20.

  • The Doctor

    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.”

  • Leg-End

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    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.

  • yeayo

    Unreal…

  • dkidd

    somewhere in florida, derek jeter is running…

  • trr

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

    • The Doctor

      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.

  • Troll

    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?

  • Eddard

    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

      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

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

  • The Real Greg

    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.

  • The Real Greg

    Have Kay and Singleton mentioned it?

  • Troll

    .170
    .224
    .225
    .232

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

    • Mr Roth

      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

        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.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • The Doctor

    I think he’s out of the slump.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

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

  • Troll

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

    • Troll

      DAMN YOU IBB!

  • teddy

    i give up

    • The Doctor

      Aren’t you supposed to say that AFTER something bad happens?

  • Tom

    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.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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

      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.

  • Saratoga

    Travis Hafner is bad and he should feel bad.

    • The Doctor

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

      • Saratoga

        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.

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Eddard

    Of course. Now here comes the DP from Youk.

    • The Doctor

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

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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

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

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

    • The Doctor

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

  • OldYanksFan

    This is a nightmare.

  • Saratoga

    Whatever happened to the Greek God of walks?

    • Tom

      Well, he just walks in a different direction now.

      • trr

        LOL spot on!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    What a bum

  • Mr Roth

    girardi better PH Overbay for Vernon now…

    • The Real Greg

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

      • Mr Roth

        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.

  • The Real Greg

    Thank you Brian Cashman for ignoring quality depth.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Eddard

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

  • Troll

    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!

  • The Real Greg

    We saw how Overbay played in this outfield before.

    • Eddard

      You have to score a run, Greg. If you don’t score the OF defense is moot.

      • Troll

        There’s no use arguing with Greg. It’s futile. Logic doesn’t register inside the realm of Greg’s reality.

  • Saratoga

    I think they want to get walked off.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking horrible.

  • John

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    This is just funny now.

  • MB923

    Any explanation Girardi on why Overbay was not used there?

    • The Real Greg

      That one is easier to explain than Nix. You don’t Overbay playing the outfield.

      • MB923

        So you’re not going to use your best hitter on the bench because he can’t really play OF? You are worried about his defense in the OF when we can’t even score any runs anymore?

        • The Real Greg

          Yes.

  • Andy

    Neither Wells nor Youk looked even close

  • The Doctor

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Oh my god.

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

  • Hans Moleman

    Who was Cano barking at?

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Will in NJ

    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

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

      • Troll

        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.

  • OldYanksFan

    4 extra innings. 8 men LOB.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Please make it stop.

  • Eddard

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • MB923

      No he’s on the roster. Joe just doesn’t want to use him. He’s been struggling too anyway.

  • Freddy’s Dead

    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.

  • number 21

    So pathetic. Watch the A’s win now.

  • ClayDavis

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

  • Kevin

    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

      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

      I knew this since the Mets series, man.

      • Troll

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

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

          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.

          • Troll

            Maybe he’s an old recluse with a live-in Jamaican caretaker . . . ?

  • Troll

    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!

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

    • The Doctor

      No, the runner has the right to the basepath.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Hafner has left 7 men on base.

  • teddy

    so what was Cano barking at, great job warren

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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

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

    • flamingo

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

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

      • Troll

        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

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

  • Saratoga

    This is the inning they do it!

  • Roadgeek Adam

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

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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

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

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I know. I still love him.

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

  • ExitCashman

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

  • dkidd

    norris still talking shit

  • Eddard

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

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Apparently not yet at least.

  • John

    YAY BUNTZ

  • Cy Pettitte

    another great Chris Stewart AB

  • dkidd

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I love a nicely beat-out slow chopper.

  • Tom

    I’m stunned they are pitching to Gardner

  • The Real Greg

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

  • dkidd

    steal third
    steal home
    mo
    head to airport

  • teddy

    gardner has had a great game

  • The Doctor

    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.

    • The Doctor

      Uh forgot Cano wasn’t batting 2nd… this is why he should.

      Oh and NOW we can put in Overbay.

  • Eddard

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

  • Roadgeek Adam

    And he walks on 4 pitches anyway.

    Hey look, pinch hitter.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    And everyone erupts over Lyle Overbay.

    *said completely deadpan*

  • pat

    LETS GO PRIVATE PLYLE

    • pat

      L-O-L

  • Tom

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • sangreal

    hate this stadium

  • Wheels

    ridiculous foul territory

  • Kramerica Industries

    You gotta be fucking kidding me, Overbay.

  • The Real Greg

    And he fails

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They need to check second base for the presence of trap doors and stuff.

  • Troll

    DOUBLE STEAL!

  • Saratoga

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

    • dkidd

      don’t wake up robbie, norris

      • dkidd

        not meant as reply

    • The Doctor

      This is a ballpark?!

      • Saratoga

        It’d be more apt to call that place “Overstock.Com Empty Lot”.

  • The Doctor

    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.

  • Troll

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

  • Tom

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

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • Tony

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • ExitCashman

    Let’s Go Mets!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ietc

  • Troll

    Ooooo! Almost missed another opportunity for the Sombrero de Oro

  • dkidd

    even robbie’s takes look better today

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Tom

    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)

  • Eddard

    Unbelievable.

  • Wheels

    What can even be said.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      15th time’s the charm?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Gruesome.

  • teddy

    2 and 1 count, he pops up.

    what can you do

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • Jorge Brosada

    FUCK YOU TEX

  • The Doctor

    Just shoot me.

  • Now Batting

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This games hates us.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Game, gamez, GaMez. Whatever.

    • flamingo

      It’s like a nightmare from which I can’t wake up, and the old 1 of 162 calming technique isn’t working.

      And Anaheim’s next.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Saratoga

    I’ve never seen Teixiera do that before.

  • number 21

    Wow just wow

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Double -u, oh, Double-u, WOW

  • stuart a

    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?

    disgraceful..

    • Troll

      Adams already sank and umm, I think you meant, “they cannot hit – – – – pitching.”

  • The Real Greg

    So now what? Overbay didn’t work…

  • dkidd

    we are the hollow men…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      TS Eliot. Well done sir.

  • Troll

    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 . . .

    • Saratoga

      You know what else takes talent? Holding one of the better offenses in the league to just 2 runs in 13 innings, which is what the Yankees’ pitching staff has done.

      • Troll

        OMG. Come on, dude. No one’s disrespecting the pitching here. Can we please move past this non-issue?

        The offense sucks. Partake in the revelry or GTFO.

        • Schmoll

          now you run this site?????

          • Scroll

            Let’s not do this again.

          • Troll

            Yes.

  • Nathan

    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).

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’re painting yourself into quite the corner there, then.

  • flamingo

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Pick up a fucking bat, Adam Warren.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      This would be John Maddon like, but pinch hit CC for Hafner?

      • Roadgeek Adam

        Joe Maddon even.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Joel Maddon.

          (isn’t he the fake punk rocker who knocked up Nicole Richie?)

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • Eddard

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

    Are we allowed to pass on batting?

  • BronxBombers?

    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.

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      women’s softball teams hit way better than this

      • flamingo

        This.

      • BronxBombers?

        You’re right, because even they would have been able to score against a major league team if given all the chances the A’s have given them.

  • Troll

    They should pinch-hit Sabathia for Wells.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    This is Jesse Chavez people, not Cy Young.

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Wheels

    Well done Hafner

  • Eddard

    Speaking of doing little…. Good one Kay.

  • Saratoga

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

    • BronxBombers?

      Tried? Is that what that’s called?

  • Jorge Brosada

    I’m seriously going to have to choke a bitch

    • The Real Greg

      You should be taping Let’s make a Deal

  • ExitCashman

    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

      Pat Zachry is warming up!

      I couldn’t have spelled that right.

    • OldYanksFan

      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!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Kiner – “And we’ll be right back after the end of the season.”

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Not “game,” “way.”

      I’m going to go pour a drink now. You even get to pick the type of alcohol.

      You trolls can even suggest Draino if you’d like.

      • Troll

        Every time you mention the word “troll” you dig yourself into a deeper hole . . . just so you know.

        • schmoll

          who died and left u in charge
          acting like poeple like you and people liking u ar 2 different things

          • Troll

            Everyone on here hates me. So . . . uh, fail?

      • Saratoga

        Hornitos Tequila

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Dude, I may be out of tequila. Seriously.

          • Saratoga

            I can’t blame you one bit.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Glenfiddich it is.

              • Saratoga

                Interesting choice.

  • Troll

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

  • Wheels

    You suck Wells

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Somebody. Please. Make. It. Stop.

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    Stellar.

    • The Real Greg

      Add Tex’s 0-4.

      4-7: 0-24 with 3 walks and 10 K’s.

      • Wheels

        my god

  • OldYanksFan

    4-5-6 is ZERO for TWENTY!

    • Troll

      Hey, why are you forgetting about Wells, you ol’ scoundrel!

  • Eddard

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jorge Brosada

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

    Fucking scrubs

  • Roadgeek Adam

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

  • GimmetheMick

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      Ichiro 3 for 6 today so don’t bad mouth him.

      • BronxBombers?

        True but why did Stewart have to BUNT Ichiro to second base? This is Ichiro! he should have stole 2nd and then be bunted to 3rd.

  • your mom

    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.

  • Tom

    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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Oh my Lord.

  • Mykey

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Eventually.

      I’d have a snack in preparation, though.

      • Mykey

        I’m just going to make a second dinner.

  • BronxBombers?

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

    • GimmetheMick

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

    • Troll

      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.

      • BronxBombers?

        I agree 100% with both of you. I cannot believe Long still has his job. He should’ve been canned after the playoffs last year.

        • GimmetheMick

          I can’t believe they let this go on and on.

  • Troll

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

    • The Real Greg

      Unfortunately for him they are losing to Baltimore right now.

      • Troll

        Oh, just you wait. A rookie’s on the mound, boyo.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Hafner….0-7
    Youk……0-6
    Wells…..0-7

    Cashman Failed

  • Nathan

    2nd base ump wants to go home.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      This game makes me want to go home, and I AM HOME.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    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.

  • Saratoga

    Ruh-roh

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I still want that gnome.

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • The Doctor

      Doesn’t really matter in the end, he walked Reddick anyway.

  • Mykey

    It just had to be Krisp. Naturally.

  • BronxBombers?

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    the asses are getting lubed up as we post…

  • Chris

    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

  • Mykey

    Well that was just amazing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that was dramatic

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Stewey, you’re a beast for that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Holy shit.

  • Eddard

    OUT! OUT! OUT! STEWIE’S CONCUSSED! WE’RE PLAYING ON!

  • Saratoga

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

  • Mykey

    Awesomely placed throw too.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It would be Schnapps no? For Prussia!

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    I can’t even anymore.

  • OldYanksFan

    Great throw by Wells. Great play by Stewie.

  • teddy

    nice job stewart

  • trr

    Stevie shows how it’s done!!!

  • Tony

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

  • Wheels

    that was pretty awesome

  • Darren

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ll second that.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Definitely. I grew up in the Munson era. Stewart was channeling him big time on that play

  • Chris

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

  • Alkaline

    HOLY CRAP STEWIE

  • Cy Pettitte

    and we go on….

  • Chris

    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

  • Wheels

    Now let’s win this bitch!

  • Eddard

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

  • Tony

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

  • Saratoga

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

  • The Real Greg

    So how will this game be remembered for Stewart?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Dont you mean “will Stewart remember this game?” He could be concussed.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • Alkaline

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

  • Manny’s BanWagon

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • Chris

      i’m in for a reacharound

    • Saratoga

      Considering these offensive woes, Warren’s performance probably isn’t over yet.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        If he pitches nine shutout innings…

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Not quite but I can understand the sentiment

    • Lukaszek

      For this performance he’s gonna get more than just a handjob

  • dkidd

    LET’S WIN THIS

  • Tom

    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.

    • Troll

      4 Intentional Walks in a row . . . They pity the Yankees.

  • Chris

    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.

    • The Doctor

      Because pitching’s been the problem tonight, obviously. Especially the current pitcher.

      • Chris

        I’m not talking about anything that has happened so far.

      • Chris

        Do you get the vibe Girardi is going to pitch Mariano? We just let Warren go until his arm falls off?

  • Mykey

    Please, someone, hit a home run. Please…

  • Troll

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

  • Chris

    And now back to reality

  • Alkaline

    What do we say to the god of death?

  • Tom

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Brignac home.run. I’m calling it.

  • Eddard

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

    • The Real Greg

      And how do you suggest that he protect him?

      • Tom

        Don’t bat a guy with a .613 OPS between Gardner and Cano… is it really that hard?

        • The Real Greg

          I don’t see how that protects him. He could just walk both of them.

      • Eddard

        Don’t hit the professional ballplayer behind him, hit Cano. Those are your two best hitters, I don’t care if there’s a LHP on the mound. If your argument for hitting Cano 2nd is so that your best player can see more ABs then don’t hit Nix 2nd ever.

        • The Real Greg

          Then who protects Cano then? There’s no reason to pitch to either of them.

          • Chris

            Protection is basically a myth. C’mon now

  • Wheels

    Why do we torture ourselves?

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    It’s turned into Stalingrad

    • The Real Greg

      A stalemate.

  • Mykey

    I just can’t anymore.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Enter Slobba

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • number 21

    This Jesse Chavez guy…

    • Saratoga

      I heard that Jesse Chavez is Spanish for Walter Johnson.

      • Mykey

        Si, tienes razon. Es un gran secreto hispano.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Por cierto. No se lo digas a nadie. Si Greg se entera, entonces todos los periodicos hablaran mal de los Yanquis, y sabes que eso no puede pasar.

  • Troll

    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.

  • The Real Greg

    You do know Jesse Chavez has a 2.06 ERA right?

    • Troll

      Wow, Greg. It’s like you looked at his statistics or something! You’re a wizard, Harry!

      • The Real Greg

        That was just for the people saying that he was a bad pitcher.

        • Troll

          Seriously, Greg, how old are you? Inquiring minds are just dying to know!

    • Tom

      You do know that’s 14 innings?

      You do know he has a career ERA of 5.74?

      You do know….these are rhetorical questions?

  • JMK

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

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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.

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      I’m working on my third laptop charge.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        This game started at 3:30. I still had an hour and half of work to go.

        • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

          Lol wow. And I was still in my lab. This is madness!!!

          • Robinson Tilapia

            “I was still in my lab” is a pretty badass thing to say.

            • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

              Maybe, but I’d rather be enjoying summer at the beach.. :(

    • Wheels

      Yup, I drove and got some dinner, did the dishes… I caught this nugget from Sterling when I was in the car, when they intentionally walked Cano- “I don’t know why you would intentionally walk Robbie here, Nix is a clutch hitter”

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m going to wind up working in a shower in a few. Hell, I may sleep eight hours.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Reply fail. That belonged somewhere up there….somewhere.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Wait, that wasn’t a reply fail. Oh fuck me.

      • Saratoga

        Did Sterling really say that? Talk about senile.

        • Wheels

          he did indeed

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He’s jizzed over Nix several times tonight.

    • Troll

      10 minutes on the elliptical must be grueling! Oh, and way to offset the calories burned by consuming, in all likelihood, five times the amount you wriggled and shimmied your way out of.

      Yo bro, do you even lift? Me thinks not :(

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Eddard

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

  • your mom

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

  • Saratoga

    Seagulls!!!

  • Mykey

    Is Warren about to get Scott Proctored?

  • flamingo

    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

      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.

  • Now Batting

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

  • Mykey

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

  • Eddard

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

    • Troll

      Yeah. Agreed. I’d take him out, no doubt about it.

  • Troll

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

  • Wheels

    The 17th fucking inning.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Please score a run now. Please.

  • Saratoga

    Seventeen motherbucking innings.

  • Eddard

    Jesus Ichiro could you make that any more dramatic.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

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

    • Mykey

      I thought Kelly pitched already. Maybe I’m wrong though

      • Robinson Tilapia

        They did.

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        Oh wow… I was still on the way home when he pitched, then. Jeez!

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Kelley has been burned.

      Mo, Joba and Claiborne all that’s left.

  • Troll

    So much for a day game . . . .

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Mykey

    This is ridiculous.

  • flamingo

    That was a putrid inning.

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • dalelama

    This Yankee team may never score again…..LOL

  • Troll

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      seriously, at least work the count so they run out of pitchers.

      • Troll

        The way this game has gone there’s absolutely no way that it can end in a Yankee smiley face.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Please God let it not be Jobber.

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • trr

      Can u believe that shit

  • Darren

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

    • trr

      Oh yeah?
      Here’s a matchup I like : his lips and my ass

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We have a volunteer!

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • Mykey

      You just wait ’til the 27th.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Full anal?

        • Troll

          Grow up.

          And that’s coming from one of your purported “trolls”.

  • your mom

    Wow, fuck this offense.

  • Mykey

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

  • Govin

    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.

  • Saratoga

    Phew.

  • your mom

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    I have a love/hate relationship with this outfield.

    Thought that was out of there…

  • Troll

    And here’s Crisp to win the game?

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Another Bataan death march

  • teddy

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

    • Tom

      He had more hits after 1 AB.

  • Saratoga

    I very strongly dislike Coco Crisp.

    • trr

      CoCo Crisp, the delicious breakfast cereal?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Warren lowered his ERA from 62.80 to 3.12

  • ExitCashman

    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…

  • number 21

    I do not like Coco Crisp.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so.much.baseball

  • Troll

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    Pronk-Youk-Wells

    YAY!

  • Eddard

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

  • McLovin

    Dayuummmm

  • your mom

    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.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nothing. They should have won it, like, six innings ago.

  • Brooklyn Nets

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Almost.

      DEREK JETER wins it.

  • OldYanksFan

    Is Waterboarding worse then this?

    • Wheels

      no

    • Robinson Tilapia

      This is like the Crippler Crossface combined with Mr. Socko while being locked in a figure-four.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Let’s play two!

  • Govin

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    Combined 9-75 on this roadtrip?

    That is damn near impossible.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    0 for 7… ouch

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      8

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Mykey

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

    • number 21

      Can you play short?

  • your mom

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

  • Troll

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

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      I laughed.

    • Mykey

      Remember that one game against the Yankees?

  • ExitCashman

    Dave Kingman!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Other than the screen name, I’m loving this.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Mykey

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

  • Eddard

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

  • James A

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • Saratoga

    I have no faith in this team’s offense.

  • Troll

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • ExitCashman

    Bobby Bonilla!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nah, dude. That’s Mo Vaughn.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    I miss A-Rod

  • Wheels

    Turn in your uniform, Youk

  • Cy Pettitte

    Youk 0-50 50 K’s

  • MannyGeee

    Ok, this shit is cray…

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Fire Cashman!

  • your mom

    Youk, embedded Red Sox.

  • Troll

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

  • ExitCashman

    Jason Bay!!!

  • Saratoga

    Nice pop-up Wells!

  • Brooklyn Nets

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • Tom

    CONTACT!

    /small victories

  • The Real Greg

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

  • JMK

    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?

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’m guessing Brignac, Cano to SS and Adams at SS

      • Cy Pettitte

        Adams at 2B*

    • Brooklyn Nets

      Ichiro

    • MannyGeee

      I would guess Wells, he’s hit like a pitcher this month… bazinga!

    • sangreal

      don’t think Joba is available

    • Tom

      I’m hoping Ichiro

      (though I think only Adams in on the bench so I’m not sure that works)

    • ExitCashman

      Rick Ankiel? Oh wait, just DFA’ed. Wells. His older brother David was pretty good.

    • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

      Yo.

  • Eddard

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

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Now I’ve seen everything

  • MannyGeee

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

  • your mom

    Unbelievable. Most pathetic offensive performance evahhhh!!!

  • Troll

    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!

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • Kramerica Industries

      That’s an Armando Galarraga perfect game on the 4-7 hitters today.

  • GimmetheMick

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

    • Troll

      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

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

  • Johnnyb93

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

    • ExitCashman

      I think that Ike Davis was of’er the month of May this year.

    • Rich

      How about far cunt Youkilis? He has done SHIT here

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      Can I have a cookie too?

      • Saratoga

        Can I have these 5 hours of my life back?

  • Saratoga

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

  • your mom

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

  • Eddard

    Which position player would pitch without Swisher?

  • Mike N

    This is frigging insanity!

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is ridiculous.

  • The Real Greg

    Well here comes Rivera.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    He’s going to Mo. Dear God.

  • Brooklyn Nets

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

  • Eddard

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

  • sangreal

    FFS. Why not start the inning with Mo then?

  • Mykey

    Who’s our 18th inning guy?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Is Pineda’s rehab up yet?

  • Wheels

    Joe does not want to lose this game.

  • your mom

    Mo??? Craziness!

  • Mykey

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

    • Wheels

      you called it

  • Johnnyb93

    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.”

  • Eddard

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

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Andy Pettite? LOL.

  • Mike N

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

  • Johnnyb93

    Bullpen will be a mess for a few days.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Just hold the ball, Vern.

  • Mike N

    Oh, fuck. Please win this game!

  • Kramerica Industries

    More bloop hits. Why not.

  • Eddard

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

  • JMK

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

    • trr

      looked like my softball team out there

      correction: looked worse than my softball team out there

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Game. Over.

  • Wheels

    Fuck

  • Mykey

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

    • trr

      Musta has a “senior” moment

  • number 21

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

  • your mom

    Nate Freiman for the win. Who?

  • Mykey

    This post game press conference should be good.

    • Mike N

      lolz

  • Mike N

    AUUUGHHHH!!!!!

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Fuck you Vernon Wells. Fuck you Joe Girardi.

    • trr

      U took the words outta my mouth Nets

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • your mom

    HA HA HA! This team fucking sucks.

  • Rek4gehrig

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy we lose

  • Eddard

    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.

  • teddy

    dreadful manager bu giadri

    • trr

      I dont know what the fuck u said Teddy, but I agree with it

  • Wheels

    Awful awful awful

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Fire Wells!

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • The Real Greg

      And if the blown save against the Mets wasn’t a season ending loss, this one certainly was.

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        Why is it season ending

        • The Real Greg

          Technically it’s not but it has that feel.

          • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

            Its just one game. Maybe we can sweep the hapless Angels. Maybe.

      • The Doctor

        37 + 29 = 162

        You heard it here first folks.

      • JMK

        Season-ending loss? Good one.

    • Troll

      Greg, shut the hell up, you ageless bozo.

      • trr

        at least he’s ageless

    • The Doctor

      Not a great game for Girardi but not terrible either. I’m glad he was ballsy enough to break the whole “closer” idea everyone sticks to these days. Putting Rivera in was a great choice that ended poorly because of some weakly hit bloop singles. The non-decision with Nix against a righty and Overbay waiting to hit was the big bad one, but he got another chance to do it, didn’t screw it up that time, and it didn’t work either.

      This game falls on Tex, Hafner, and Youkilis. I don’t think there’s anyone who’d argue that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Ugly from start to finish.

  • ExitCashman

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

  • The Doctor

    Not like we could ever get two lucky bloopers…

    • LarryM Fl

      You have to get your bat on the ball.

  • Jacob the OG

    Damn, I just tuned in too.

    • trr

      consider yourself lucky, Jake

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • WhittakerWalt

      AAA players are not our salvation.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Fire Cashman!

    Fire Girardi!

    • Saratoga

      Fire the Yankees’ 4-5-6 hitters.

      • trr

        Fire up a joint!

  • Chris

    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.

    • Chris

      He;s done!

      I said so lol!

      • Jacob the OG

        Right show me another 43 year old throwing a ball at 93 MPH that moves ridiculously and the only hits he gives up are lucky bloops?

        • Chris

          I’m getting fake posted. but Mo isn’t sitting 93 with “ridiculous” movement anymore. He’s still good though

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

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

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

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

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    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.

  • number 21

    Mo was like ” fuck it “

  • UncleArgyle

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

  • Troll

    Mo deserves the loss, no Claiborne.

    • Rich

      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

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Youkilis has a 1 year deal (thank god for that)

        • trr

          AMEN!

      • Chris

        i think youk is one year.

      • Troll

        Umm, well, let’s see . . . Claiborne was slapped with the “L”, but it was Rivera that let it go sour, thus, to me, affording himself the real “L”. A hit is a hit.

        • Rich

          W-L is the most overrated pitching stat in baseball. (Second is saves). If Wells throws to third Jaso is out. Btw Mo gave up two bloops

  • Tom

    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?

  • Saratoga

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

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    This is why the ratings have collapsed.

  • Jacob the OG

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

  • ExitCashman

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly.

    • Troll

      I’m more a cow-pie man, myself.

  • Jorge Brosada

    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

      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)

        Adams has hit worse than Youkilis.

      • Chris

        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

        Both Youk and Adams have been terrible actually.

        • Rich

          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

      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.

  • Jacob the OG

    Damn the 0 for 8 by wells stings harder

  • Jacob the OG

    Mike we need that open thread pronto

  • DFA MO

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      troll fail

    • Jacob the OG

      Not sure if serious or trolling

      • trr

        i’m sure!
        if you are gonna troll, fucko, do it rite or GTFO

      • JMK

        Clearly trolling. Not worth giving him any attention.

        • Jacob the OG

          Alright thanks man

    • Jorge Brosada

      GTFO

      Mo blew it, but seriously channel some of that anger towards shit stains like Well, Hafner, and Youkilis…

  • DC

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

  • UncleArgyle

    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…

    • Jacob the OG

      In mo’s defense it was someone elses runner

      • Saratoga

        In Mo’s defense the hits he gave up were fortuitous bloopers, the only types of hits he ever seems to give up.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Meh the winning hit was clean. Mo is human and thank God for tequila.

      • Chris

        in mo’s offense, he came in and gave up 2 hits and didn’t get an out. At least be objective

        • trr

          In my defense, I may be drunk

        • Chris

          I don’t care if it’s bloop!

          • Chris

            if you are going to fake post with my name, at least make sentences. I expect better than this.

  • LarryM Fl

    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.

  • Jacob the OG

    What is the record for comments on a game thread?

    • JMK

      Way more than this. There were some playoff game threads in the past that had thousands of comments.

      • Jacob the OG

        What about troll comment record? :)

        • Troll

          You, sir, fail at life.

          • Jacob the OG

            Thank you kind sir :D

  • Manny’s BanWagon

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

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    He finished the game at .220.

  • Jacob the OG

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

    • trr

      Mebbe we should shoot him up of all the shit we can get our hands on.
      I mean what the fuck, right?

      • Jacob the OG

        Nahh only if it guarantees he hits a grand slam every at bat.

  • JMK

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

    • trr

      Holy Shit, is that my episode tonight?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    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

      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

      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

        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

          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

        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.

  • LarryM Fl

    How many thought Stewart would be our second leading hitter?

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • Rich

      He gave up two broken bat hits that with competent fielders might have done a better defensive job than those two clowns.

    • Chris

      if only bloop hits didn’t count

      • Rich

        Hey maybe if Youkilis didn’t leave a village on the bases or wells realizes the pitch on the outside corner is a ball, that wouldn’t have happened

    • Rolling Doughnut

      +1

    • Chris

      Trade Mo!

      • Chris

        Now I’m getting the fake post treatment. nice

        • Saratoga

          If you register then you won’t have that problem.

          • Chris

            word..didn’t know that

  • Jacob the OG

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

  • Rich

    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.

  • Charles

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