Jun
15

Game 68: Stop the Skid

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Second rounder Gosuke Katoh was with the team yesterday. (Jeff Gross/Getty)

Second rounder Gosuke Katoh was with the team yesterday. (Jeff Gross/Getty)

The Yankees are playing no good, very bad baseball these days. They can’t hit and their rotation has gone from outstanding to average of late — 3.96 ERA over the last 30 days and 4.09 ERA over the last 14 days. The bullpen has been dynamite, but there’s only so much those guys can do to help the team win. Someone needs to hit and someone needs to hand the relievers a lead. Here’s the lineup that will faced the mushy shoulder of right-hander Tommy Hanson:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 3B Jayson Nix
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. DH Lyle Overbay
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. LF Thomas Neal
  8. SS Reid Brignac
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is the rotation leader with a 9.1 K/9, right-hander David Phelps. He is actually starting tonight, I don’t have my days mixed up again.

More perfect weather in Anaheim, but no surprises there. The game is scheduled to start at 7:15pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Sorry to those of you who will be blacked out, but then again the other teams might be more entertaining at this point. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Stories
  • Wheels

    Man, Alex Cobb was hit in the head by a screaming line drive in the Rays-Royals game. Scary

    • trr

      naturally, he’s on my fantasy team, which carries a warning: Caution! May be hazardous to your health

      • forensic

        My team too…

    • Bo Knows

      They seriously need to do something to protect those guys, kevlar lining in the caps; something, anything because its frankly a matter of time before someone gets killed

      • Wheels

        Some source from Grantland said the ball was tracked at 102 MPH when it hit him in the head.

        • Bo Knows

          I pray he’s doing ok

    • Dalek Jeter

      Now I feel bad for being happy he only went 4 and a third for my fantasy opponent.

  • Eddard

    Excuse me but the increase in starter ERA has nothing to do with tonight’s pitcher, BGDP. Phelps has the 2nd lowest ERA on the staff and is the most underpaid #2 starter in baseball.

    It seems like whenever Girardi needs a big game to stop an ace like Felix Hernandez or to stop the bleeding of a losing streak he hands the ball to BGDP. In baseball we call that a stopper. BSDP.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I perversely enjoyed this comment.

      • vicki

        eddard’s wheelhouse.

  • vicki

    sterling’s diamond notes went “something, something, milton berle, something, matlock.”

    i’m not kidding.

    • trr

      heh-heh

      well, he can’t go on much longer.
      Living in NY has one advantage, I almost never listen to the games on radio

      • vicki

        i affirm all the censure and condemnation, but i can enjoy them, their ridiculousness, most of the time. even when i watch television broadcasts i tune in for pre-game.

        so you’re local; i’ll put you on the city-and-surrounding roster. i want to have a rab party at my bar this summer. i’ll buy a couple rounds and we can bicker in person.

        • trr

          Sounds great!

      • dkidd

        you will miss pa and ma when they retire. the cheesy radio broadcast is the last remaining non-corporate aspect of the franchise

        • vicki

          again, don’t tell that to ralph nader.

          http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....roadcasts/

          • dkidd

            sterling is unsafe at any screed!

            /tip your waitress

            • vicki

              winner.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Haha, you’re kidding right? When was the last time you listened to a broadcast? Every other pitch, swing, inning, scoreboard, and update is sponsored.

          • dkidd

            but it’s cheesy-homespun-corporate. like branson, missouri. i dig it. maybe it’s just me…

            • Henry Krinkle

              Agreed, remember Paul Harvey?

              • vicki

                “page two…”

                i’m with you guys.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Something something, Gilbert & Sullivan, something something where’s my pipe and slippers, something something what do you think about these dadgum horseless carriages?”

  • trr

    at this point, 3 words : just. fucking. win.

  • Bo Knows

    Katou looks taller than 6’2, Ichiro is what 5’10? Also he is really skinny, he could easily put more weight on that frame

    • vicki

      ichi’s listed at 5’11”. you know what that means.

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        It means… Muggsy Bogues, watch out?

        • vicki

          oh, he’s tower over 5’3″ muggsy. by a good four inches.

  • jppnyy

    Really should bat Ichiro 2nd and move Nix down.

    • vicki

      i’d try thomas neal or even, kill me, chris stewart there.

  • Tom

    Nix has a .610 OPS; there is a righty on the mound. Girardi is one damn stubborn son of a gun.

    Is it the high strikeout rate, the aggressiveness early in the count, or the bad hitting that makes him the ideal guy to give the 2nd most AB’s in the lineup to?

    • forensic

      It really is absurd. I’ve lost so much faith in him with some of his moves/non-moves this season.

    • Laz

      Hey I understand that under ideal conditions Cano is batting 3rd, but when you don’t have a #2 hitter, you just bite the bullet and put your best hitter in the 2nd spot.

  • vicki

    oriole magic brewing.

    • forensic

      Not with that ending.

    • forensic

      BTW, since we discussed it briefly 5 days ago, you notice Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers bullpen just blew another win for Kershaw?

      • vicki

        i’m watching. so it wasn’t brandon league, it’s the universe.

  • forensic

    Dalek or GPU (or anyone else who wants to offer input) if you’re around and so inclined to grace me with your expertise: :-)

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6404813

    Thinking about it more overnight, I’m really leaning toward taking it. Ramirez is still short power, but I didn’t really account much for him having missed the first month of the season. We also don’t know what Pineda will still become, or if he’ll even be in the majors, and Ramirez will certainly help solidify my 3B situation so I don’t have to think about that anymore.

    Really, I’m not too sure there’s a reason not to do it other than potential and youth that are slightly on Pineda’s side when considering the keeper league aspect.

    • Dalek Jeter

      The only reason I can think not to is even in fantasy, you can never have enough pitching. My top two pitchers from the draft were Cueto and Gallardo. Cueto has been hurt almost all year, and Gallardo’s been terrible. Meanwhile you probably have a top 5 third baseman in Beltre.

      • forensic

        Yeah, I hear ya on the pitching, especially since I may have just lost Cobb for awhile today. But, it’s probably still worth taking the shot.

  • forensic

    One of the worst parts of FOX/ESPN games?

    Listening to Suzyn try to vamp for an extra 10-15 minutes till the game starts.

  • Jason

    Just watched Mariano here in Anaheim sign autographs for an hour. It’s the understatement of the century, but man am I gonna miss this guy. I think he means to us what Mantle meant to my day’s generation, it transcends baseball. I just hope I can make it out to NY before the season ends to see him one last time. Hear that music come over the speakers and see him run out to the field. Nothing like it.

  • forensic

    I understand his speed is one of his weapons, but he’s also one of the very few guys actually hitting. Not a fan of bunting there to start off the game.

  • teddy

    dreadful decsion by gardner, hansen is trash

  • SeventhAce

    Man, I just noticed this…but does Mike Trout have a neck?

    • Dalek Jeter

      He did last season, he seemed to lose it over the offseason.

    • vicki

      gardneresque.

  • Dalek Jeter

    No, John, the reason you can’t walk Trumbo is it’s almost statistically impossible for Trumbo to take 4 pitches, balls or strikes, over the course of an AB.

  • vicki

    wow.

    • SeventhAce

      Wow indeed.

  • MP

    Helluva play there by Ichiro.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Nice play Ichiro!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Apparently Ichiro has a patented slide now.

    AND OMG HIS GLOVE WAS ON THE GRASS!!!

    Jeez listening to the beginning of that call it sounded like Sterling was making the call from Dodgers stadium with a pair of binoculars and by the end he was basically in tears about how great it was.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Somebody should tell John that he has a monitor like directly in front of him with the television broadcast. That follows the ball. Seriously, I know I’m in a shitty mood and sound like I’m complaining but christ Sterling is in rare form.

      • forensic

        Sterling doesn’t like the monitor, he always gives it to Suzyn. “We’ll let Suzyn look at the monitor and tell us what happened…”

        • Dalek Jeter

          Why? because watching the monitor prevents him from being able to make up what’s happening on the field by showing him what’s actually happening. When ever he says “we can’t see into the corner because the stands jut out, so I don’t know if it’s fair or not” I’m screaming at my computer “JUST LOOK AT THE FUCKING MONITOR!!!”

    • vicki

      it was weirdly emotional for me too, to be honest. i’m just looking for something, anything, to be awed by. and it was awesome.

    • Bo Knows

      You better hope he was crying, because the alternative would give you nightmares

      • Dalek Jeter

        Well, I’m never sleeping again…so much more time for activities now!!

  • Tom

    That 2-1 pitch to Pujols and the 1-1 pitch to Trumbo is what separates Phelps from Hughes… the ability to throw a fastball inside for a strike or just off the plate and induce a swing.

    The only thing Hughes seems to be able to do is throw it way in off the plate (where it’s an easy take) and then go back outside (or up). Hitters against Hughes don’t have to respect the inside of the plate and that leads to his marathon AB’s.

  • The Real Greg

    Am I reading this right that Manny Machado has 31 doubles in 69 games?

    • dkidd

      i noticed that too. look out earl webb (i think)

  • SeventhAce

    Man Hanson has some ugly mechanics…

    • BFDeal

      Looks almost like he’s flipping the ball to the plate.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fantasy experts: I’m up 12Runs, 11 Hits, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 33 Points of BA, 36 Points of OBP, 71 Points of SLG, 25 IP, 4 Wins, 7KS, 1.50 in ERA, .08 in WHIP, and up 3 in QS.

    Should I just bench my entire team tomorrow to not risk going like 0 for the day with Cueto blowing up in his return from the DL or are my leads in counting stats too small?

    • forensic

      Maybe just start a few of your best players and sit the iffy ones with poor pitching matchups.

      Here’s one for you, put these three starters in order for who you’d try to get added to a trade:

      David Phelps, Homer Bailey, Julio Teheran

      Obviosuly, I have a bias toward Phelps (you may too), so it’s tough. Bailey’s pitched the best, probably, but will that hold up over the season and in his ballpark (Phelps too).

      • forensic

        I just lost my Phelps bias… :-)

      • Dalek Jeter

        Taking the Yankee bias out of it:
        Bailey
        Teheran
        Phelps

        I’d put Teheran first, but he’s not getting any run support, so he’s not getting many wins.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Am I the only one who felt like Hanson threw like four pitches that inning?

  • Cy Pettitte

    6 up 6 down on 22 pitches yay offense

  • nycsportzfan

    How did Overbay miss that 1-1 fastball? It was belt high and 90mph with absoulutley zero movement and he fouled it off. These guys coulden’t hit a little leaguer! Fucking bums!

    • The Real Greg

      At this point nothing should be surprising about the ineptness of this offense.

      • nycsportzfan

        True, but still very frustrating.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t know what Cashman was thinking when going about filling the DH role. He honestly thought Hafner was going to be good the whole year?

  • Bo Knows

    My father and I went and saw the new Superman film (superhero/starwars films have always been our tradition bonding thing) I strongly recommend it. Good movie

  • nycsportzfan

    I wonder if Alvaro Espinoza would be starting at SS on this team if he’d been playing now?

  • dkidd

    f-ing mike milken. how is this guy not scorned by the public?

    • Pat D

      Because no one remembers that any of that shit happened back in the 80′s.

      And probably because all his “philanthropic” work makes up for his crimes?

      • dkidd

        yeah, i just read up on the philanthropy. makes up for a lot, and i guess he served his time

        i retract my comment!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, Howie Kendrick getting hits is obviously one of those things we don’t see enough of.

  • Pat D

    I was just finishing my dinner and contemplating something. Tim McCarver is apparently retiring after this year, at least from Fox. So obviously Joe Buck will have a new partner next year.

    I have noticed that Fox and MLBN seem to share some on-air personnel. Now there are plenty of guys on MLBN that I absolutely can’t stand, but there’s one that stands out above all. I know he’s worked games for Fox in the past, too, so I don’t think it’s a completely impossible proposition.

    So, to finally get to my point, won’t it actually be far worse to listen to a booth combination of Joe Buck and KEVIN MILLAR?????

    • Wheels

      Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.

      • Pat D

        That’s my point. I listened to part of game Millar broadcast and it was a fucking abomination.

        And don’t even get me started on that “show” of his on MLBN.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Better than Buck and Reynolds, or Buck and Williams, or Buck and Migraine…I mean Magrane.

      • Pat D

        Maybe, probably yea, and maybe.

  • Bo Knows

    tits

    • Pat D

      Whose?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Erick Aybar? Seriously?

  • forensic

    Ugh…

    Erick freakin’ Aybar!?!?!?

  • SeventhAce

    That shit barely made it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    HR to Erik Aybar? give me a fucking break

  • The Real Greg

    Wow

  • Pat D

    Erick Fucking Aybar.

  • nycsportzfan

    Theres the pitch that overbay fouled off.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Don’t panic guys, we can still score 2 runs!

    • The Real Greg

      But then we would have to win a 2-1 game which this team has seemed incapable of doing.

    • Cy Pettitte

      2 runs? let’s just get a base hit first. baby steps.

      • SeventhAce

        Whao, slow down there. Let’s get a walk first.

        • Bo Knows

          That we are, which is why I don’t sweat whatever happens when it comes to this team.

    • Bo Knows

      Bwahahahahahahaahahhaahhahahahahahaah!!!!

      wipes tears from eyes

      (I’m kidding)

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        Lol. We’re all in this together…

  • Pat D

    Just remember, every time the life of someone like Mike Milken is saved through cancer research, the life of some poor inner city kid ends.

    /rich is rich, poor isn’t

    • dkidd

      but the research trickles down!!!

      /i love the eighties

  • nycsportzfan

    Snooze fest yet again.

  • SeventhAce

    I haven’t watched TV for 2 weeks, it’s only natural that Dunkin Donuts reminds me of how F-ing annoying their commercials are.

  • vicki

    deep, real hate for mike scioscia.

    • dkidd

      starting to look like rush limbaugh

      • Wheels

        Heh.

      • Pat D

        Starting to?

      • vicki

        and they’re both geeeeeeniuses.

        • Pat D

          I think/hope that is sarcasm.

          • vicki

            come on, pat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    we have a base hit. I repeat we have a base hit. offense is scorching hot.

  • Anderson Silva

    One of our best hitters! Stewart! LOL

  • Dalek Jeter

    THE GRITTIEST AND GUTTIEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    Nice Gardner!

    And that’s why you shouldn’t be bunting at this point…

  • vicki

    mvp

  • dkidd

    he missed the bunt sign

  • nycsportzfan

    Gardy! Hes done his thing this yr.

  • Wheels

    Nice Gardy

  • brian

    good news is… think we’re all expecting this team to come home 37-32 so if they even win ONE of these next 2 it’s a bonus

  • Anderson Silva

    and there goes our best hitter with a booming triple

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gardner is the best power hitter on the team right now.

    Scary thought.

    • vicki

      by far, lately.

      gauntlet’s been thrown, thomas neal.

  • The Real Greg

    If Gardner makes an out, Chris Stewart will have the best batting average in this lineup, not counting Neal’s SSS.

  • Pat D

    Sorry, Scioscia, this isn’t a reviewable play.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s not a reviewable play, whether the guy touched it or not, that’s not a “boundries” play.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if your stupid fans interfere with the ball you shouldn’t get a break

  • pop

    STFU tim mccarver

  • forensic

    You know your offense is in a sad state when Chris Stewart is likely your best option to hit #2 against righties.

  • Anderson Silva

    he touched that.. if they review it we lose our run

    • The Real Greg

      It’s not reviewable.

  • Bo Knows

    Nice Gardy and Stewie

    Also has anyone noticed Hanson looks like a fat Ian Kennedy?

  • Duh fuheva deal with it

    The pitching should not be implicated in the team’s woes whatsoever. If the Yanks’ season ended today they’d have the lowest ERA in a 162-game season since 1980.

    The pitching needs to keep doing what’s it’s done all year, the bats need to wake up, and Cashman needs to wake up and realize hoarding pitching is not the way to go.

    Neither is drafting a player so the Yanks can bolster their Japanese fanbase like they re-signed Ichiro for. Who the fuck is that guy in the picture with Suzuki, his successor? And WTF is with Matsui retiring a Yankee by being a Yankee for a day? Hideki I love ya but you ditched the Yanks for a paycheck after 2009 and you do not deserve a day at the Stadium when Paul O’Neill never got one.

    The Yankees don’t need four fucking starters for the fifth starter job when their rotation is set with Sabathia, Kuroda, Pettitte, Phelps, and Hughes.

    They should trade one from Nova, Warren, Nuno, and Pineda for a SS or 3B and trade Heathcott and Austin in a package for a corner outfielder and be done with it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Your first paragraph was so good, I really thought you were going somewhere…but then you just kind of fell apart.

    • Pat D

      W. O. W.

    • BFDeal

      The wheels really came off that wagon.

      • Pat D

        I’m not sure they were ever on. Or at least on properly.

        • BFDeal

          True.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Okay, Mr. Ballplayer-who-always-does-something maybe do something?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Thank you, Jayson :)

  • Dan

    could fox have worse camera angles? You can’t see anything on that replay

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ma and Pa must be going nuts

  • nycsportzfan

    There ya go Sciossia, we’d have the 2runs anyhow you baby!

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    WE ARE ALL WITNESSES!!!!!

    • dkidd

      lol

  • SeventhAce

    Alright seriously, time to run the train on Hanson.

  • dkidd

    nix will now bat second for another month

  • Pat D

    Callaspo with the Davey Lopes Ole! Defense.

  • Anderson Silva

    here we go! 2 runs! way to go nix!

  • Wheels

    Beat a dead horse, Fox.

  • The Real Greg

    If the fan had caught that and it was ruled a homer, then it would be reviewable.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if they don’t score again and don’t win 2-1 now Greg might implode

  • Tom

    Yeah runs!

    However this is only going to serve to convince Girardi that batting Nix 2nd is somehow the right thing to do.

  • Pat D

    Typical Fox. Not giving up on something somewhat questionable where the Yankees benefited.

  • nycsportzfan

    AS game reps for yanks- Cano, MO, and Gardy.

  • Mick taylor

    Texiera Sucks

    • Pat D

      And you’re not as good as Ronnie Wood, nor do you have the versatility of Brian Jones.

      • Mick taylor

        Ron wood sucks too

    • nycsportzfan

      Yes he does.

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, Nix is actually doing solidly this yr.

    • The Doctor

      Not really, one good inning won’t change his overall numbers but ok.

      • The Real Greg

        Meh.

        .251/.314/.301 with 18 RBI as a backup guy forced into duty

        • nycsportzfan

          Hes also stolen 10outta 10 bases. Hes done solidly(as far as who he is as a player and what hes done overall for us this yr)

  • forensic

    Methinks Suzyn needs to look up what “Emulsified” means…

    • SeventhAce

      lol what did she think it meant?

      • forensic

        She said an Angels beatwriter caught the foul ball and “saved Mark Feinsand from being emulsified by that ball”.

        • SeventhAce

          lol that was good for a quick laugh

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gee, thanks Mark.

  • forensic

    Nice job Tex…

  • SeventhAce


    first pitch of the AB….
    really?

    /facepalm

  • Anderson Silva

    Great, now it is up to teix.. fuck him

  • Laz

    BGJN?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tex needs to start hitting or Cano may never get a pitch to hit again this season

  • The Real Greg

    Amazing how Tex has devolved. And very quickly too. Absolutely baffling.

  • Mick taylor

    Tex baseball’s biggest bust

    • The Doctor

      Try Pujols, he’s got 8 years left and can barely even take the field.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Seriously, he has an injury that makes it hurt to stand! And it’s a chronic injury too, that’s going to be a long eight years for Angel fans.

        • SeventhAce

          2016: Pujols DHs, hits from his knees.

          • Dalek Jeter

            2015: Angels push for the use of Designated Runners and Fielders.

          • forensic

            Not gritty enough. Needs to field from his knees too.

    • BFDeal

      Apparently you’ve never seen Prince or Cecil Fielder without a shirt on.

      • Pat D

        You win the thread.

  • The Real Greg

    However, Tex can’t be considered a bust because he helped get us a ring. Yet the point stands that he has been disappointing.

    • Pat D

      Yea, I think the “bust” label is thrown about way too much.

      Is he going to fully earn the money he will make? Of course not, at this rate. But I think “bust” is a tad extreme.

  • forensic

    Tomorrow’s lineup:

    Nix
    Stewart
    Gardner
    Neal
    Cano
    Ichiro
    Adams
    Hafner
    Tex

    /onlyhalfkidding

  • vicki

    damn, that pitcher can field.

  • Pat D

    That was a really cool painting.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Walking Trout is like walking Ricky back in his hay-day. It should basically be a walking double for him.

    • Pat D

      Heyday, son.

      • Dalek Jeter

        …shut up.

        • Pat D

          NEVAH!!!!

    • The Real Greg

      And to think that if had lost a few more games that year than the Angels that he could have been ours.

      • Pat D

        WILL YOU NEVER GIVE UP ON THIS SHIT??????????

      • Dalek Jeter

        And if King George had allowed colonial representatives in Parliament, we could still be part of England.

        • The Real Greg

          This comment really wasn’t that serious, people.

          • Dalek Jeter

            And mine was?

            I was just pointing out the logical fallacy of saying what could’ve happen years ago. Say we do wind up getting Trout for whatever reason, there’s nothing to say that he would have developed on the same path. Maybe his first day in the RGCL he runs into a wall making a catch and breaks his wrist and never plays a game for the Yankees.

            • The Real Greg

              Exactly. Given the way the Yankees develop, he probably would be only a third of a player he is right now.

              • dkidd

                checkmate

      • BFDeal

        CASHMAN FAILED!!

      • Mr. Roth

        If my brother had a penis he would have been my sister.

        • Mr. Roth

          Err….lol EPIC FAIL

  • stuart a

    tex with another great ab. hit the ball somewhere is his strategy.

    I especially like his ability to make adjustment. not hang on his back leg and swing for the fences all the team.

    he is a true pro..

    what a joke..

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, I guess all those pickoff attempts were completely useless, eh?

    • Pat D

      Stewart strikes again?

      • Kramerica Industries

        Nah, breaking pitch in the dirt, Stewart had no chance.

      • The Real Greg

        No.

        He ran on a slider down and in. There would have been no shot.

        • Pat D

          Stewart still sucks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that lead was fun for 2/3 of an inning

  • nycsportzfan

    Has Cano ever dove for a ball in his career?

    • The Doctor

      Yes. Quite a few times. You can only dive if the ball is movin slowly enough that you’ll actually be there in time. That wasn’t such a time.

      Stop asking stupid questions.

    • Pat D

      Have you ever seen the rain?

  • Kramerica Industries

    You gotta be fucking kidding me with these two out run scoring hits.

    Every run scoring hit for the Angels in this series has been with two outs.

  • The Real Greg

    THERE IT IS AGAIN!

  • forensic

    Two straight games, Yankees offense actually scores two runs to take the lead, starting pitcher goes out in the bottom of the inning to immediately give the lead right back…

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly.

    • The Real Greg

      3 straight the Yankees have given their starters a two run lead and they have proceeded to blow it. Kuroda blew 2 innings after they took the lead.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Greg, two runs IS NOT A LOT OF RUNS TO WORK WITH. Stop it.

        • The Real Greg

          You’re given lemons, you make lemonade.

          • Pat D

            WRONG!

            When God gives you lemons, you FIND A NEW GOD!!

            • vicki

              yes!

          • John

            Almost no team ever does what you complain about them not doing (the idiotic 2012 Yankees reference you make amounted to 4% of the season) but keep reaching for that moron star!

          • BFDeal

            I was given a pack of smokes.

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

        The Yankees never had a two-run lead tonight or last night.

    • John

      This is what my friends and I commonly referred to as a “Mussina”

      (Yes he was great, but it felt like he LOVED giving up leads in big spots)

  • stuart a

    game over. yanks scored there 2 runs.

    pujols he stinks and is injured is better then Texiera.

    pujols a shell of his former self is still a better hitter then marky..

    phelps is a starting verison of robertson, they hate clean innings. like to do it the hard way…

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Is that you, Vicente Padilla?

    • Evan3457

      I can’t be sure about this, but I think Pujols has been better than Teixeira since he got to the majors.

      So his shell should be better than Mark’s shell, too.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Really stuart? You think first ballot Hall of Famer and 3 time MVP winner Albert Pujols is a better hitter than Mark Teixeira?
      I sure hope someone is paying you for such stellar analysis.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ichiro XBH? woah.

  • Anderson Silva

    what an atrocious AB

  • John

    “Hanson and his step-brother shared a room since they were 9″

    Not to be creepy or insensitive but…um…wut?

  • Dalek Jeter

    I wonder what Sterling’s call would be for our young Mr. Neal.

  • forensic

    That’s Ichiro’s first XBH since May 26th. He’s been hitting over .300 since them, but zero power (obviously). First double since May 20th.

  • Pat D

    Go, Girardi, Go!

  • Dalek Jeter

    ….you’re fucking kidding me, Ichiro.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not even close. What bullshit.

  • Eddard

    The team can’t hit a lick and Ichiro gets an out on the bases. Get tossed Joe and fire up the club.

  • The Real Greg

    He is safe by a mile

  • nycsportzfan

    Fuckin moron ump

  • Pat D

    Oh, what a terrible fucking call.

    NO MORE REPLAY! NO MORE REPLAY! IT WILL TARNISH THE GAME!!!

    • stuart a

      it would slow it down about a minute and the morons like selig don’t want that and after all people come to the games to see the umps dont they????

      • Pat D

        It’s scary when we agree on something.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Right?!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that call was so bad, that’s embarrassing.

  • John

    Lololol

  • Anderson Silva

    what a fucking joke..

  • Bo Knows

    bullshit ump

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Clearly safe. This team does not need help from the umps in not scoring runs. Blind as an effing bat.

  • The Real Greg

    That is just horrible. How could he not see that he was safe? He was right there in good position

  • Anderson Silva

    the ump was not behind the 3rd baseman, he had a pretty good view of the play. What a fucking joke of a call.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I always love the “ball beat the runner” ideology.

    You know, the fucking idea is for the TAG to beat the runner.

  • stuart a

    nice call fro mthe ump at 3rd. no big deal he got the call wrong..

    they only get 25% of the calls wrong….joke

  • Cy Pettitte

    apparently David Adams is now at 1st base

    see you in 2014 Tex.

  • Pat D

    More injuries! Yay!

  • forensic

    Well, there goes Tex again…

    • forensic

      So, he can be out until maybe mid-July, then ST will end up stretching into August for him…

  • The Doctor

    So I’m sitting out in right center and this kid with a blank Angels jersey is telling his Yankees fan grandpa he wants to get Jeter on the back of his jersey.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I…I have…I want to be angry…but I’m more just confused.

      • The Doctor

        He’s like 4, I don’t think he really understands

        • Dalek Jeter

          His grandfather does. That’s like…putting Piazza on a Mariners uniform. It makes zero sense. There are plenty of great Angels, Tim Salmon comes immediately to mind.

          • Pat D

            Reggie.

            “I must kill…the queen.”

          • The Doctor

            His grandpa isn’t actually going to let him dude, the kid’s telling him he wants to do it

  • Kramerica Industries

    When the fuck will they ever find a way to get Kendrick out?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fucking Christ. Can we just IBB Kendrick whenever he comes up?!

    • Pat D

      No. This has been proven to not be a good move.

  • Anderson Silva

    teix out, is it the wrist?

    • Pat D

      Sounds like it could be.

    • Bo Knows

      Damn, please Robby don’t get hurt, you and Gardy are all that’s left. If you get hurt season over

  • John

    Ok, so they’re taking Teixeira out with a “batting like crap” injury.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the next 3 years of Tex’s contract are gonna fucking suck

    • The Real Greg

      At least it’s not 8 years.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Only in Anaheim with this bullshit.

  • stuart a

    but hey give cano 8 years it is a gamble worth making!!!!

    if you are a moron….

    • Rich

      If we lose Cano, our offense will be Marlins-esque. Hell they would have a better offense than us

    • WhittakerWalt

      No one wants to do that. You are lying.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Jeez, I can almost hear the M*A*S*H theme playing.

    • dkidd

      girardi = frank burns

      cashman = henry blake

      hal = winchester

      nunez = klinger

    • Pat D

      Suicide is painless.

      • forensic

        Depends how. :-)

        • Dalek Jeter

          Yeah, the sadist, Havok came up with some real brutal ways for me to do it using only office supplies.

  • forensic

    Tex apparently said he doesn’t have any strength in his wrist…

    /insertjokehere

    • Pat D

      Well it is a sheath-related injury.

  • Cy Pettitte

    also it’s pretty fucking hilarious that the one day Overbay DHs Tex decides he need to check out of this game so they have no 1B to replace him with

  • Eddard

    Why did Hafner not DH today? Now they can’t even put Lyle at 1B. And maybe Joe should have given Teix a day off before this. He was just coming back from injury.

    • Pat D

      5 for his last 52 I think they said.

    • forensic

      Because he’s 0 for his last 23.

  • Bo Knows

    That is such a dumb fuckin ass comment, the announcers need to be ashamed

  • Pat D

    Surprised he didn’t blow that call.

    Oh, that’s right, the ball beat him.

  • John

    Love any and all plays high,igniting the stupidity of sacrifice bunting.

  • Kramerica Industries

    In any case, thanks for 2009, Mark.

    One year of getting what you pay for is better than none, I guess.

    • OldYanksFan

      Albert agrees.

    • Jacob the OG

      Oh you know and a well above average 2010, and 2011, but whatever; no avg=no production.

  • The Real Greg

    So I made the statement when Mo blew the save against the Mets that the season was over.

    Since the start of the Mets series, the Yankees are 7-12. They have lost both Youkilis and Tex(for a certain period of time).

    And Tex has a partial tear in his wrist? Why the hell is he playing?

    • Jacob the OG

      He doesn’t have it any longer, the season is far from over, go to the hospital the piece of sky hit you.

  • Anderson Silva

    very nice play by Nix

  • Jersey Joe

    I was cleaning out the attic today and I had left a 2005 Bernie Williams card as a bookmark in one of my old books. Bernie Williams certainly didn’t seem like a very important player in ’04 with Matsui, Jeter, Sheffield, ARod, etc., but look at his numbers:

    -.795 OPS
    -22 HR
    -70 RBI

    What I wouldn’t give for a .795 OPS in this lineup. Only Gardner and Cano are the full-time players with that good of an OPS. :(

    • dkidd

      check out 2009′s starting nine slugging percentages

      insane

      • vicki

        good times.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea McCarver he’ll just start batting RH against RHP because that’s so easy to do.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, now I anxiously await the two-out run scoring hit here.

    Do it, Bourjos.

  • Anderson Silva

    I think we are about a week away from learning that Teix has to have surgery and will miss the rest of the season..

  • Duh fuheva deal with it

    What an idiotic move by Ichiro. You don’t steal third with one out and your team struggling to score runs!

    The Yanks should release him or bench him until he pleads for a trade.

    If the Angels can eat almost $30M of Wells’s contract, the Yanks can eat Ichiro’s remaining 2013 salary and $6.5M salary for 2014. If it means Japan hates us forever so be it. Business is business.

    • John

      He was safe.

    • The Real Greg

      You do know he was safe by a mile right?

    • BFDeal

      I see the wagon still doesn’t have wheels.

    • OldYanksFan

      You are wrong. You don’t make the 1st or 3rd out at 3rd base. That was Out #2.

  • The Real Greg

    At least the early 90s teams had a fucking direction and with Stick at the helm they were in good hands.

    Now, there is no positive outlook. There is no hope coming. There is no direction

  • SDB

    Well, thank heavens they didn’t send down Overbay just yet.

    Fingers crossed on Tex. This season just gets uglier.

  • The Real Greg

    Mike Axisa ?@mikeaxisa 3m
    Eric Jagielo is hurt already. Out a few weeks with a hamstring injury.

    Why the hell not….

    • forensic

      heh, all you can do is laugh now.

    • Jersey Joe

      :(
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    • Jacob the OG

      Should we have expected anything else right now?

    • dkidd

      rub some faygo on it

    • Pat D

      Fucking serious?

    • Bo Knows

      This curse is attacking guys before the ink is dry, what the hell

  • John

    Great job by Adams working through that.

    • vicki

      i’m developing aaron small love for him. but i’m cautious, because my early crush on romine had a delilah-like effect.

  • your mom

    Brignac is so fucking useless offensively.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Is there any truth to this argument Buck and McCarver are making that the way modern baseball players are built makes them more susceptible to injuries that were virtually non-existent in baseball just a few decades ago, or is this just another one of their crazy, unfounded rants?

    • Jacob the OG

      Ehhh somewhat true, mostly crazy rant. The true part is that these guys get bulkier and bulkier losing flexibility and increasing susceptibility to injury.

      • Bo Knows

        That is a stretching issue, if you stretch properly a lot of injuries can be avoided.

        • Jacob the OG

          True but lack of flexibility does become an issue.

          • Bo Knows

            which is why you stretch, I’ve been to games and watched players warm up, its frankly a joke. To call it half assed is an understatement. Weight training should go hand in hand with a ton of stretching. It’s not the fact you have muscles it’s the fact your doing too much in some areas, and not enough in others.

            • Pinkie Pie

              I’m a dilettante when it comes to weight training, but your explanation makes a hell of a lot more sense than BuckCarver’s.

    • Bo Knows

      It’s a stupid ass comment, it’s so idiotic I feel like my IQ has dropped 20 pts. It’s like saying being muscular affects speed, it has no basis in what actually happens.

    • OldYanksFan

      I agree. As David Wells used to say, you can’t pull fat.
      In the old days (pre 90′s maybe), guys almost never worked out. Mantle, Maris, Mays, Aaron did not pump large amounts or iron.

      • Bo Knows

        Guys would have played regardless of whether they were injured or not, using the old players as paragons of health is not a good assessment. Mantle played his entire career on torn ACL for Christ’s sake, doesn’t mean you should.

      • Jacob the OG

        I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumors but I think the baseball gods have a cruel sense of humor and when a yankee player comes off the DL they begin laughing.

  • John

    Tommy Hanson is drunk.

  • dkidd

    hilarious

    what the hell was trumbo doing?

  • OldYanksFan

    Wow…. we already scored our 2 Runs. We must play for the tie.

  • Eddard

    HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT! Sterling excited for that Stewart hit.

    • forensic

      “You won’t see that again in 100 years!!!”

  • John

    Take a pitch, Jesus.

  • Jersey Joe

    Jayson Nix. The #2 hitter. Kill. Me.

    • your mom

      Our offense sucks so bad a #9 hitter is hitting #2.

  • Anderson Silva

    first pitch pop ups are always awesome

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hanson 4.2 innings 55 pitches what in the fuck

  • Jersey Joe

    Stewie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    What is Stewart doing trying to steal there? Safe or not that’s a terrible move because it leads to a guy with a .312 OBP if he’s thrown out. And he’s a catcher.

    • The Real Greg

      Again, outcome more important than process to most outlets.

      • Pat D

        Parody recognition fail.

      • Jersey Joe

        That’s pretty much the Yankees’ offseason strategy.

        • The Real Greg

          No the offseason strategy was go to the bargain basement and the old folks’ home.

          • Jersey Joe

            No process; just see what happens.

            • The Real Greg

              Honestly I’m starting to believe a bit of Mike’s “hubris” theory. Cashman had been so good at bargain basement pickups the last couple of years that he thought he could to the well fully.

              And it has backfired.

              • Pat D

                That’s because he went to The Well of the Souls.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Any business approach that condones disregarding process is a business that will fail.

        • The Real Greg

          Tell that to ESPN.

    • your mom

      Doesn’t matter, he was never going to score.

  • Jersey Joe

    If only the Angels could get negative runs, because now that we have 2 runs our offensive battery has been exhausted for the day.

  • Tom

    1st pitch – out
    1st pitch – error
    1st pitch – poup
    1st pitch…. sure swing away!

    It’s like Little League… Are there any coaches in the dugout?

    • Tom

      *popup

  • Pat D

    Jeez, Robbie, make yourself look worse.

    • The Real Greg

      That was a good curveball though. And it would have been a strike.

  • Dalek Jeter

    John, if this is the first experience they have with baseball and their listening to you, don’t worry, you don’t need to explain the rules. They won’t be coming back soon.

  • The Real Greg

    That one was not a good curveball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ladies and gentlemen, the $200mil man lol

  • Anderson Silva

    Hanson toying with this lineup. They reach a new low every day

  • Jersey Joe

    I hate that Mike Sciosia is winning against us. Hate it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Wait… a tie means the other team is winning?! Fuck. Just when I think I have this sport figured out.

      • The Real Greg

        Its delaying the inevitable.

        • Dalek Jeter
          • The Real Greg

            Because I’m watching a team that quite frankly is not interesting, listless, and has enthusiasm.

            • The Real Greg

              Lacks enthusiasm. Even the Royals, while they may suck, have enthusiasm.

            • Pat D

              This is an example of why you need to proofread before you post.

            • Pat D

              You’ve also been like this for as long as you’ve been posting on this site.

          • Pat D

            *slow clap*

    • The Doctor

      We’re tied…

  • WhittakerWalt

    4 hits through 6 innings. We’re on fire.

    • forensic

      And 2(!) XBH.

  • vicki

    so you cut kelly shoppach and sign henry blanco? why bother?

    • Pat D

      Apparently he hit a grand slam.

  • The Real Greg

    I know the injuries are going to be the main discussion after this season, but it should be clear that this organization is very flawed in its structure and mechanisms.

    The Yankees need a new direction/vision. A fresh outlook.

    Whether that be getting rid of Brian Cashman, clearing out the draft personnel or talent evaluation, something needs to be done.

    The Red Sox were at this point a few years ago with the collapse. Their response? They fired Francona and Epstein.

    And now they’re back. Relatively quickly, I might add.

    • Pat D

      Because they somehow convinced the Dodgers to take half their payroll so they could just sign other guys to fill holes.

      • Pat D

        I mean, I guess you missed the first year without Francona and Epstein where they absolutely sucked.

        • The Real Greg

          They did. And they got a high draft pick out of it.

          And the new GM came in and made that Dodger trade. A fresh eye and outlook.

          • Pat D

            What I’m saying is that it takes two to tango. If they hadn’t been able to make that trade, they might still suck.

            • The Real Greg

              I doubt that Theo Epstein convinces not only the Dodgers to take those players but the Blue Jays to give them John Farrel which has been the second major coup for the Red Sox this season.

              • Pat D

                My point is that they got fucking lucky to find a trading partner who was desperate to acquire big names to erase all the bad feelings generated by their previous owner.

                • The Real Greg

                  I understand that. But for the new GM to even THINK about executing this trade and finding a patsy takes thinking outside the box.

                  A quality the Yankees could use right now.

                  • Pinkie Pie

                    “But for the new GM to even THINK about executing this trade and finding a patsy takes thinking outside the box.”

                    Really? A move to unload over 150 million of bad albatross contracts for a group of has-beens and underachievers, no strings attached, takes thinking outside of the box? I’d think that’s a no-brainer for any GM. Face it, the Red Sox got lucky that there was a team out there actually stupid enough to take on all of those bad contracts and players.

                    • vicki

                      it was a pretty good move for the dodgers.

                    • Pinkie Pie

                      They’re still 9 games under .500. And those guys aren’t getting any younger.

                    • vicki

                      once more: they looked at the last year’s, and next’s, free agent classes and saw little to spend their limitless budget on. crawford and agon are two of their best and most valuable players. beckett has a very low xfip and his best k/9 in years. he’s much better than his 0-5 record. (for perspective, kershaw has a 1.84 era, a sub-1 whip, about a k/inning; his record? 5-4.)

                      the dodgers have problems (bullpen! injuries!) but they haven’t looked back since the trade. they didn’t even give up their best prospect.

                      yes, yankee fans seethe with envy that the sox ditched their big-buck long-term contracts. but the trade was good for LA too.

            • The Real Greg

              So yes it does take two to tango. But would Epstein have even considered that move?

    • Pinkie Pie

      Cashman isn’t perfect by a long shot, but a lot of the terrible acquisitions and contracts this team have made in recent years are the fault of the Yankees going back on Cashman’s so called “autonomy” in team affairs. The Yankees’ front office has a lot more to do with the Yankees current state than Brian Cashman.

    • Bo Knows

      Epstein left he wasn’t fired, and Francona was a scape goat for a team suffering from internal disfunction from idiot players and a shit ton of injuries. Making moves for the sake of making moves is not a smart way to do anything and rarely does anything but make things worse. You also forget to mention that clown show they had last year.

      • The Real Greg

        And actually thinking about it, that year is almost mitigated by the Dodger trade and the fact that they get a high draft pick.

        • Pat D

          High draft pick which may never amount to shit.

        • Bo Knows

          And what are the chances of something like happening again? Heck its incredible that it happened a first time that someone came along and literally bought their headaches giving the RedSox a clean slate. That was a twist of fate. Firing Cashman isn’t going to magically fix this roster, it’s not going to do anything but create another headache

          • vicki

            it did happen for miami too.

  • Tom

    Leadoff walk in a tie game… this should end well.

    /hoping for reverse jinx

  • Anderson Silva

    another walk on a slider.. Let’s hope this one doesn’t score

  • Eddard

    I just don’t know what Phelps has to do to get some support. He matched King Felix inning for inning and didn’t get anything to show for it and now he’s giving us another great chance to win and they can’t buy a hit.

  • vicki

    yes, tim. tommy hanson has been terrific. against the worst offense in the game.

    • WhittakerWalt

      It’s weird how Dillon Gee was also terrific against us.

    • LarryM Fl

      CY Young tonight

  • Kramerica Industries

    This Howie Kendrick bullshit is unreal.

  • The Real Greg

    All of Howie Kendrick’s hits have gone the other way. Interesting

    • WhittakerWalt

      I wish the same could be said for Cano.

  • Anderson Silva

    predictable.. here comes the game winning run

  • WhittakerWalt

    I refuse to believe Howie Kendrick is hitting less than .900 against us for his career.

    • Pat D

      “So in steps Jack Parkman who’s hitting just over .900 against Vaughn.”

      That kind of feeling?

      • WhittakerWalt

        We can’t get the fucking guy out.

  • Anderson Silva

    they can’t even play D, what a joke

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, with this shit-tastic offense, that will just about do it.

  • The Doctor

    Erik fucking Aybar. You’re not being serious.

  • forensic

    Erick Aybar again, of course.

  • Cy Pettitte

    game over.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Erick Aybar’s yellow teeth come through again.

  • Anderson Silva

    Game over. They reached the magic number of 3.

  • LarryM Fl

    3-2 Angels thats the game we can not score more than 2 runs so ball game over.

  • Bo Knows

    I’m going to be terrified when the all star game comes along, my big baseball fear is that Cano in the derby fouls a ball into onto his foot, breaking it in some freak accident. That’s how bad this year has been

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  • WhittakerWalt

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  • Tom

    Must. Resist. The. Need. To. Bunt

  • nycsportzfan

    FUCK YEAH ICHIRO!

  • forensic

    Nice Ichiro!

  • nycsportzfan

    Fucking give up baseball neal! Jesus!

  • forensic

    Wonder how they can screw this chance up…

    • forensic

      2/3rd’s of the way there. Chris Stewart, you’re our only hope…

    • Pinkie Pie

      Three strikeouts in a row, that’s how!

  • Eddard

    Ichiro is single handidly trying to win this ballgame for us. He should steal home if he gets an opening.

  • Kramerica Industries

    lol Neal.

  • The Real Greg

    Bringing in the lefty blocks Hafner but Girardi can use Wells.

    The problem is that they have nobody to play 3rd base.

    • WhittakerWalt

      And that bringing in Wells is bringing in Wells.

    • forensic

      They can easily move Adams to 3B and Overbay to 1B. But, all the options on the bench suck almost as much as Brignac. Hafner would still be the best option, despite his recent complete suckiness and left-on-left.

      • The Real Greg

        Lose the DH and have pitcher risk getting injured at the plate a la Wang. Not such a good idea.

        • forensic

          There’s still a guy left to PH for that spot when it comes up.

    • nycsportzfan

      Who cares who plays 3rd if you don’t score another run you lose!

      Everyone and there mother knew Brignac was gonna K. Play wells at 3rd for a few innings. Its stupid to worry about who plays 3rd when your losing.

  • pop

    the frenchman is due for a hit… otherwise he gets the guillotine

  • Tom

    PH here? (it would mean giving up the DH)

    • Mr. Roth

      If it weren’t nearly 100% guaranted that one of our pitchers would get hurt batting, I’d probably rather see them hit more than most of our regular hitters.

  • BFDeal

    Do they dare try a squeeze play?

  • nsalem

    May have to give up the DH. Hitting Reid is not a good idea.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brignac will probably strike out, Stewie your our only hope

    • WhittakerWalt

      Probably?

  • The Real Greg

    Of course with this team, having the pitcher risk himself swinging a bat might not be a good idea.

  • nycsportzfan

    Why the fuck would you let brignac bat here? It don’t matter whos gonna play short if you can’t score another run.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s just it. They have nobody else to play short.

      The only way it would work would involve losing the DH.

      • forensic

        It doesn’t matter if they lose the DH. It’ll only come up once more this game and they’ll still have either Wells or Hafner on the bench for it.

        • The Real Greg

          Again. Pitcher at the plate. HBP broken wrist. Out for the year.

          Would you not be surprised?

          • forensic

            Do you not know how to read? Here, I’ll put it in big bold letters to help you out.

            It’ll only come up once more this game and they’ll still have either Wells or Hafner on the bench for it.

            • The Real Greg

              Only takes one time to ruin a career and a season.

              And with this team’s luck, do you dare take the chance?

              • forensic

                Oh my god.

                THERE IS NO PITCHER BATTING THAT TIME. IT’S EITHER HAFNER OR WELLS, WHOEVER ISN’T USED FOR BRIGNAC.

                Could you hear that?

                • The Real Greg

                  And have Hafner get hurt too.

                  Again, would it surprise you?

                  • forensic

                    Then why ever play him? He might get hurt.

                    Why ever play any of their Major Leaguers? Can’t risk getting any of them hurt. Better pull Cano out of the game, he might get hurt his arm throwing someone out.

                    Take out Gardner. Don’t want to pull a hammy chasing down a flyball.

                    • The Real Greg

                      Well Cano and Gardy don’t have the injury history that Hafner has.

                      Hafner has probably already played too much given his current ineffectiveness.

      • teddy

        then the what you do, giradri playing to lose. thats their best chance to score and as usual giradri fail

    • The Doctor

      Actually it does because who’s going to play short?

      Seriously I’ll just sit here and wait. Give me your master plan since you’re just a baseball genius.

      • forensic

        Move Nix to SS, Adams to 3B, Overbay to 1B, PH whichever guy is left the last time the DH spot comes up.

        It’s not rocket science.

        • The Real Greg

          The only guy left is Romine. What if Stewart gets hurt? Who catches then?

          • forensic

            God, you are so freaking dense. You use one of Hafner or Wells to hit for Brignac, meaning one is still available. That one PH’s for the DH/pitcher spot the one time it will still come up.

            • The Real Greg

              Except Travis Hafner is an absolute corpse. And given his injury history he might get injured too.

      • nycsportzfan

        Who gives a fuck? You can’t win this game unless you score at least 2more runs and more impotant, tie the game. PLay anyone at short. Put Nix at Short and Wells at 3rd. Is it that hard to figure out for you?

      • nycsportzfan

        wells at 3rd and Nix at short.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unfuckingreal with this team.

  • teddy

    giradri didn’t play to nice, pinch hit wells, move overbay lose the dh.

    fire this dreadful manager

    • The Real Greg

      And have a pitcher get injured. Good idea.

      • teddy

        right, or what about hafner for oneill. is 1 at bat, i bet they be ok,

  • Kramerica Industries

    The worst part, and something that I think we’re all in agreement about, is that this impending blown opportunity isn’t even the least bit surprising.

    • Rek4gehrig

      Yup. That’s the scary part

    • WhittakerWalt

      It was like a 95% probability.

    • Tom

      The only surprising thing was that there wasn’t a failed suicide squeeze involved.

  • Ron

    Was anyone expecting anything else. I rather they not even get on base than to watch them fail in these situations.

    • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

      no, and no.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is such a fucking joke. how many times have they had a man on 3rd with less than two outs and not scored on this road trip?

  • Cy Pettitte

    now might have been a good time to PH with a LH batter

    • The Real Greg

      Well, Hafner is god awful right now so…

    • WhittakerWalt

      With two outs it’s not really a great gamble, because then you need a basehit and we’d be stuck with Romine.

  • forensic

    How many rock bottoms can they actually hit?

  • Cy Pettitte

    seriously, fuck this team. man on 3rd no outs and 3 K’s in a row. just fuck off.

  • Kramerica Industries

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    So in one half inning we get a guy to third, follow that with 3 straight strikeouts, and then receive more injury news. If that’s not a microcosm of this season I’m not sure what is.

  • The Real Greg

    I hope people understand the reasons for not making moves there. Otherwise, I can’t help you.

    • Rek4gehrig

      There are no moves to make

    • forensic

      You’re so clueless it’s unbelievable. I can’t believe you’re willing to make yourself look this assinine just to keep your blind support for Girardi.

      • The Real Greg

        Hey, He’s got a corpse team over .500.

        • forensic

          sigh, you’re not even worth it anymore.

    • Tom

      Adams to 3rd. Nix to SS. Overbay to 1st

      PH either Wells or Hafner for Brignac

      And before you say “oh the DH”… you still have either Wells or Hafner to PH when the pitcher’s spot comes up. And if you saved Wells for that, you could even have done a double switch to push the next time it comes up even deeper into the game (11th inning or so)

      • The Real Greg

        And have Hafner get injured.

        • Tom

          Hafner would PH and then be out of the game…

          Or are you projecting him getting injured while he hits.

          • The Real Greg

            Hey with this team’s luck, you just don’t know.

        • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

          From what?

          • forensic

            He’ll spontaneously combust, of course.

            • Tom

              I must give you props for the pretend use of intentional humor to disguise your complete lack of knowledge of how losing the DH would work.

              • forensic

                huh? How do I have a complete lack of knowledge of how losing the DH would work???

                • Tom

                  Crap – meant as a response to Greg’s comment

                  My apologies.

                  • forensic

                    Ok, no problem, I kind of figured that but you never know.

  • King George

    At this point, and moving forward, we really shouldn’t be optimistic and now it’s just a matter of who really supports this team and who doesn’t. It’s gonna be a test of or mettle and willpower boys!

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    Confidence poll on Monday should be real interesting…

    • forensic

      Can Mike include negative numbers?

    • Cy Pettitte

      -10. no immediate impact prospects for the next year or so and all these old overpaid fucks are breaking down while ownership engages in their circlejerk because they’re saving a few million dollars by getting payroll under $189mil meanwhile they’re losing that money anyway because YES ratings are cratering while attendance at YSIII is literally 7 people, 4 of which have suite seats they bought off stub hub for $5 so they’re don’t even buy any concessions because they have the free buffet included in with their ticket.

  • teddy

    for on’eill is either hafner vs hansen or wells vs downs. giradri should be fired

  • The Real Greg

    Now the PH means absolutely nothing because the Angels scored another run. In hindsight of course.

    • forensic

      FALLACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      It’s a completely different pitcher on the mound instead of Phelps/Kelley if they had tied the game.

      You’re just making yourself look worse and worse.

      • The Real Greg

        If it were the 8th or 9th you would be absolutely right

        Who’s the 7th inning guy?

        • Kramerica Industries

          Jobber or Claiborne. Situationally, Logan might appear too.

          • The Real Greg

            Claiborne I think would have been the choice. But since that role has not been defined and Kelley was not a garbage pitcher going into that inning, it’s not like he raised the white flag.

    • teddy

      might have lead to big inning, highly unlikely atleast try something. they likely wouldn’t gotton the run in earlier

  • Eddard

    The reason they couldn’t make any moves is because that idiot Girardi DH’d his only backup 1B. He knew Teixera’s wrist was shaky at best. Neal, Brigniac, Stewart. If that’s what Girardi is banking on to win ballgames he’s going to lose his job faster than Donnie Baseball.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Getting swept by this Angels team is like baseball suicide.

    Tomorrow is the rare time I am going to be overjoyed by the fact that I will not be able to watch the game. That rarely happens, it should rarely happen, and I don’t like when it does happen. But this team has left me no choice but to celebrate it.

    • SDB

      At this point I’m not even feeling that unhappy or frustrated. I’m learning to just deal with it now.

      The Mets sweep was painful. Oakland hurt. By this point, it’s just more of the same.

  • Chris

    Blaming almost any of this on Girardi is missing the forest for the trees

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly.

    • The Doctor

      My only complaint is he left Phelps in too long. That’s about all he could’ve done differently, and judging by the way the team plays I doubt it’ll be of much consequence in the end.

    • BFDeal

      Why don’t you put the blame where it goes…on the bats.

    • SDB

      Agreed. It’s all down to Cashman, correct? Cashman fail!

      (Sorry, in gallows-humor mode now…)

  • teddy

    guess it dm kelly having a bad game

  • WhittakerWalt

    Better than giving up a grand slam, I guess.

  • forensic

    Now they’re trying to take a save away from my fantasy team too.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Someday we’ll score than 2 runs, and then we’ll have a big laugh.

  • Chris

    Hitting with risp seems to be a fundamental problem for this team over the last few years. At some point, you have to trace that somewhere. It’s good players, bad players, average players. Pretty much everyone

    • vicki

      hey, guess what. 2012 yankees were third best in the majors with risp. woba, wrc+, pick a stat.

      • vicki

        and 2011 yanks were best in the league.

  • ExitCashman

    Jason Nix’s name reminds me of Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame. Those guys have some good ideas. I’d love to subject Tim McCarver’s bare ass to an alligator snapping turtle.

  • number 21

    This team is about to be held to 2 runs for the 4th game in a row.

  • teddy

    they score in only 1 inning again, that got to be a fluke

  • The Doctor

    For as bad as this game has (predictably) been, Ichiro has had a damn fine game.

  • ExitCashman

    YOSSHA!! ICHIRO!!

  • The Real Greg

    We’re finding out what it was like in Seattle in the latter part of the decade.

    Ichiro and company today

  • Chris

    2 catches like that. And should have had 3 stolen bases. The morgue is missing a body!

  • ExitCashman

    Is it my TV or does Trout have a bucket head?

  • Dalek Jeter

    So I decided to listen to some music on the bus, apparently I missed some situation…from what I understand there was a runner on third when we were still down one, with no outs, and Brignac was allowed to hit. I guess this happened in the top of the 7th. And if Brignac was up with less than two outs it was some combination of the bottom 4 hitters up or on base.

    Why exactly wasn’t Brignac pinch hit for? Sure you lose the DH, but odds are, unless there is some kind of offensive explosion the DH slot only comes up once more and you just use whoever you didn’t PH the first time the second time. And if the DH slot does come up again it’s because we scored an ass ton of runs, in which case let the pitcher take pitches until he strikes out, or it’s extra innings and if you’re playing to win the game (which you should when you’re facing a 6 game losing streak) you cross that bridge when you come to it.

    • The Real Greg

      IT would probably be Hafner and with the luck this team has had he would get HBP and out for the year.

      In the end, it really means nothing because the Angels blew open against Kelley who had been pitching well of late so there is no “raise the white flag there”

      • The Real Greg

        Plus it would have been Vernon Wells who would PH.

        • SDB

          Could have always moved Vernon to 3B (not like it’s not happened before!) and shifted Nix to SS.

          • The Real Greg

            I did not think of that. That’s entering emergency territory

            • SDB

              Yes, but Wells is at least capable of lifting a fly ball to the guy in right field, deep enough to score a runner.

              Brignac… ugh.

              I’d wonder what John Sterling’s HR call for him might be, but I expect it’ll be a cold day in hell when I hear it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      For that matter, why wasn’t Stewart pinch hit for? I mean Romine is on the bench and the odds of a catcher getting injured catching 3 innings is close to zero.

      • The Real Greg

        With this team, would it surprise you?

      • The Real Greg

        Also there was two outs and they brought a righty in.

        Only lefty on bench is Hafner who is a corpse.

    • Tom

      It was an obvious move… but one that required more creativity than Girardi has. As you said, he also would have had another bat on the bench for the pitcher’s spot.

      Greg’s now trying to turn it into comedy because he’s hellbent on defending every Gitardi move and couldn’t grasp the concept of how losing the DH would work (and I assume thought Hafner would go in at 1st? So he defended the move by claming there was an injury risk to Hafner).

      When pointed out that Hafner would not be in the field, he moved on to the “could have been hurt hitting the way this team is going” joke to disguise his ignorance on the move.

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    ok calling it a night….don’t kill one another.

    oh, and happy father’s day to all the dads out there.

  • Chris

    Are there any other non prospects we can bring up to try, other than Adams or neal

    • The Doctor

      If the injury turns out to be minor, Mustelier. That’s about it.

    • Pat D

      Yes, all of us.

      The Benny Hill theme shall echo throughout the stadium as we “play.”

      • SDB

        Right now I think “Another One Bites the Dust” might be even more appropriate.

        Is it too early to play Mozart’s requiem?

  • Chris

    Good AB’s, ladies

  • Tom

    This game is being managed by dumb and dumber.

    I hope using Fieri to lock down a 4 run lead against an explosive Yankees offense means he will not be available tomorrow.

    I do like yet another night of down 3 or 4 runs let’s try to hit a HR with noone on base approach in the 9th

  • The Doctor

    Waste of time and money, not sure why I even came out. Could’ve spent the day playing The Last of Us. Relative to this, it’s a game full of hope and joy.

  • Dugan

    THE YANKS SHAKE-UP THE lINEUP BUT WHY IS lONG STILL THE HITTING COACH WHEN THEY HAVE ONE OF THE WORSE BATTING AVERAGES AS A TEAM IN BASEBALL.THE OTHER DAY I SAW LONG LAUGHING IN THE DUGOUT AND THE YANKS HAD LOST 5 STRAIGHT!!! STEINBRENNER ,TIME TO GET COMMITTED TO THIS TEAM BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!