Jun
22

Game 74: Encore

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Last night’s win over the Rays was the Yankees’ first real comfortable win since the Mariners series in Seattle. The Yankees scored some runs early and the bullpen didn’t make things interesting late. It was nice. I could go for another one of those this afternoon. Considering all five teams in the AL East are now at or over .500 — no other division has more than three .500 teams — the Yankees need wins any way they can get ‘em. Here’s the lineup that will face rookie right-hander Alex Colome:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. 1B Lyle Overbay
  6. LF Zoilo Almonte
  7. SS Jayson Nix
  8. 3B David Adams
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is left-hander CC Sabathia, who in 2003 became the youngest pitcher to start on Opening Day since Doc Gooden in 1986. He was 22 years and nine months old.

It’s another great weather day in New York, so the Yankees and Rays will be playing under lots of sunshine when the game begins at 1:05pm ET. You can watch on YES and MLB Network. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (ankle) took batting practice and fielded grounders with the team at Yankee Stadium. He has done pretty much everything except run … Frankie Cervelli (hand) started taking dry swings yesterday … Alex Rodriguez (hip) has started taking simulated at-bats in Tampa.

Categories : Game Threads
  • trr

    This might be as good a line up as we can field currently.
    Maybe we can score a few runs? Looking forward to seeing Z today

  • Eddard

    I like having a more consistent lineup. Gives the players a chance to get in the groove. CC needs to step up today since we don’t know what we’ll get from Supernova tomorrow.

    • Pat D

      An actual supernova on the mound?

  • Pat D

    It was exactly one year ago today that I worked my last day at T-Mobile.

    Which means it’s been one year since I was paid for working.

    This has been both good and bad.

    • trr

      Hang in there, man.
      Everything turns around.
      Everything.

  • Kramerica Industries

    How do we interpret this “.500 or better” stuff, anyway?

    Is it indicative of the AL East still being the strongest division in baseball top-to-bottom, like it has been, more-or-less, for the past number of years?

    OR

    Is it indicative of the parity in baseball right now, which creates more competition but doesn’t leave room for any “great” teams?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    You know, Phelps’ surly demeanor when he comes off the mound was starting to grow on me.

    But now, it’s like he’s always brooding all the time. He might be a serial killer…..

    • trr

      as long as he wants to project that on opposing batters, I’m fine with it

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        He can do that as much as he wants on his start-days.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Hey Greg, I just saw your response to the results of our bet last year that I posted last week.

    (For the record: http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6387979

    “As per this comment — http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4658431 — Greg bet that lefties would hit better off of Oliver Perez the rest of the year than righties would. This was based on 31 (!!) at bats to that point in the season, which somehow outweighed decades of baseball history and 9 years of Perez’s career where righties hit better.
    At the time, lefties were hitting 13 for 31 off of Perez (.419), while righties were hitting 2 for 18 (.111).
    THE RESULTS:
    For the rest of the year, lefties hit 3 for 26 (.115) off him, while righties hit 9 for 36 (.250).”)

    Anyway, as Need Pitching pointed out after your response, these stats were for the *rest of the year* after we made the bet. The stats you posted were for the entire year, including the 31 fluky at-bats that took place before our bet that led you to believe that we should ignore the previous 9 years of Perez’s career. (By the way, when you said 61 and 62 at bats, you were looking at PA, not AB, which are 57 and 54, not that that changes much.)

    Anyway, again, hopefully this will convince you that you shouldn’t make predictions based on 31 at bats, especially when it goes against mountains of evidence to the contrary.

    • The Real Greg

      Okay you win on the technicality.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I’m sorry, what? Technicality?

        It was very straightforward. You bet that lefties would hit better against Perez than righties for the rest of the year. They didn’t, and it wasn’t close. What technicality are you talking about?

        • The Real Greg

          I didn’t recall using “rest of the year” But I believe you. I call it a technicality because I forgot I said that.

          • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

            Greg, that was the whole point of the bet. The whole point of a prediction is that it’s about the future, not about the past.

            And here’s the comment: http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....nt-4658431.

            • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

              By the way, I obviously don’t care about winning internet points for a bet. What would be nice, though, is if you learned that making predictions about the future based on 31 at-bats is a bad idea.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Encouraging start.
    Runs please.

  • Darren

    Great news on the injury updates. Seems like we might get Tex back in 10 days, with Jeter, Grandy, Cervelli and ARod back by 3rd week of July. If Zoilo can show some pop and energy for a couple of weeks, we can pull ahead and win this division by 5 games.

  • Bo Knows

    Gosuke Kato went 1/3 with another homer; kid might have more pop in his bat than we realize.

  • trr

    Hold on to that optimism Darren, we need it!

  • trr

    something up with the site? it keeps telling me I’m typing too fast, and I know THAT ain’t the case!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Yeah, I’ve gotten that message a few times today.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I got that message on my first comment of the day, so it’s some weird glitch.

  • Eddard

    It’s saying I’m posting too fast which is probably the case but I’ve never seen that message before.

  • Eddard

    Get on the board here and rattle his cage early.

  • Eddard

    LOL! 3-2 count and he’s struggling with his command and what’s he looking for? Takes it right down the middle.

  • The Real Greg

    Threw him so many changes that he was frozen.

  • Darren

    LYLE HITS IT A MILE!!! ( I HOPE)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Longo kills Sabathia. Holy crap.

  • Darren

    Girardi better start warming someone up.

    • The Real Greg

      He gave up a solo shot to their best hitter. If it was to Molina, then I’d be worried.

  • Darren

    Just watching Jeter take BP is inspiring. Imagine if we get him back in 20 days? Damn, let’s hope.

    • Anderson Silva

      Is that possible? We desperately need him

  • The Real Greg

    HE WALKS!

  • Eddard

    OK, now here’s another shot. He’s wild. Make him pay.

    • Anderson Silva

      He sure did.

      • The Real Greg

        With a great play by Longoria.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WordPress doesn’t like my comments, apparently.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s twice that the pitching coach has come out and settled him down. There has to be a limit on the number of times the pitching coach goes out there.

  • Eddard

    I AM NOT POSTING TOO QUICKLY. THE SITE IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH ME!

    • trr

      Cashman again, no doubt

  • Kramerica Industries

    ADAMS WITH A WALK!!

  • Eddard

    Errors, wildness, walks. They have to make this guy pay.

  • Eddard

    1st and 2nd with one out for the 3rd inning in a row! SCORE this time.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, the shift worked out there.

    Run(s), please.

    • trr

      C’mon get a hit!

  • trr

    OMG is this gonna be one of those games where we’re 0-9 w/RISP?

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Once again, the Rays have Zoil’d themselves!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Zoilo!!!!!!

  • trr

    Z

  • Cy Pettitte

    great piece of hitting by Not Vernon Wells

  • Kramerica Industries

    Zoilo’s going to cool off eventually and then we’ll all hate him, but during this time when he’s mashing and we don’t need to see Vernon Wells at all, we’ll be glad.

    • Cy Pettitte

      He just needs to stay hot for a few weeks until Grandy gets back.

  • trr

    from out of the shadows, a saviour has emerged!

  • Eddard

    Wells would have struck out there. Zolio should be the permanent LF.

    • The Doctor

      The league will adjust and he’ll cool off, but until that happens, it absolutely makes sense to have him out there. Hell, when he slows down, Mustelier should come up and get starts. They can just ride the fact that no one really knows how to pitch to these guys until Grandy gets back.

  • ExitCashman

    Zoilo – The Gay Blade!

    Oh wait, that was Zorro…

  • nsalem

    whitey 61 gator 78 ????

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)
  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    OMG!!!!!

    Can we just enjoy Almonte and come up with cool names for him.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Eventually the league will caught up to him and he will cool off.

      Eventually the sun will go supernova and the earth will explode.

      Until then let’s enjoy the party.

  • Eddard

    This has CC CG written all over it. If they can just put a couple more runs on the board he’ll cruise to the end.

  • ExitCashman

    Looks like we should have kept Wang. Pitching more reliably than Hughes, that’s for sure.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So what have I missed? My friends came to visit at work right before first pitch…how has Future Hall of Famer King Zolio Almonte, First of His Name, King of The Yankees, The RailRiders, and The Thunder, Lord of The AL and Protector of The League looked?

    • trr

      his clutch single knocked in both our runs

      • Dalek Jeter

        Nice, I fucking love this kid.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Now this is what I mean!

      Well done.

  • Wheels

    Nothing like sitting on the beach, and listening to the Yankees game on the radio.

  • Eddard

    Make them pay again for the walk and the error! Put these runs on the board and CC will make it stick.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Zoilo can secure his own Yankeeography with a hit here

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Zoilo with the bases loaded. He would beat Quinn for mayor if he delivers here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice AB.

  • Wheels

    That works.

  • trr

    Great patience

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hell of an at-bat. I tip my hat to you, Z-somethingorother.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    The Z Man killing them softly .

    • trr

      …with his zong

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Nice
        :)

  • Cy Pettitte

    .625/.667/1.000. Zoilomania>Puigmania lol

  • Eddard

    Nice eye by the kid. He’s really impressed.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    This dude has patience at the plate in two ABs with the bases loaded.

    Pretty cool. I like it.

  • Eddard

    One more hit and CC should be able to take us home. Nobody would even need to get up in the pen.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nice camera shot of Zoilo staring out like a young Like Skywalker staring out at the twin moons of Tatooine.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Give in to the Z-force.

      • trr

        reziztance is futile

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    For such a “baseball player ” Nix sure swings at a lot of balls nowhere.near the plate

  • trr

    The Nix speciality, striking out w/RISP.
    Normally he just takes strike 3, today he wanted to mix it up a bit

  • Wheels

    Oh well, at least we got a run.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …is it just me or is the website all sorts of fucked up right now? It’s telling me I’m commenting to quickly meanwhile I’ve only posted like…twice in this thread?

    • Wheels

      I’ve been getting that too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    say bye bye to this lead

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’m confident CC will strand at least one of these guys.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      I hate you

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hooray for fakes.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Just don’t intentionally walk this guy.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m calling right now that if he gets Zobrist, you have to walk Longo and make Myers beat you.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    IBB Longo right here or the game is tied.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Didn’t think Girardi would but good move.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I agree with walking Longoria, but I must admit the idea of Myers getting that first career HR here scares the shit out of me.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      THAT was your fault.

    • Dalek Jeter

      DUDE WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Why do I do this to myself?

    • LK

      On the bright side, if the Rays hadn’t made the trade for Myers, James Shields would definitely have a shutout going right now.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        There we go.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Yeah.

      Now, come back and win this game and we can ALL share a hearty laugh at this later on.

  • Eddard

    Don’t throw anything Longo can hit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you could just feel that coming. thanks CC.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Maybe you could feel it. I sure as fuck didn’t.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        That makes 2 of us. Any other park and that’s an out.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’m not assuming some rookie, no matter the pedigree or whatnot, was going to take CC deep there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Zolio will win this game for us.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      This is what I’m talking about leave to the Zoolander.

  • Karl Krawfid

    A 2 strike fastball?

    Really?

    Fuck you CC.

  • Jose Canseco

    That was horrible. No gold glove for you.

  • 28 this year

    Unless almonte drives in some runs, yanks ain’t winning.

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe they shouldnt have stranded 9 runners on base thru the first 5 innings.

    • Dalek Jeter

      +1

      But CC’s gotta be better than that.

      • BigBlueAL

        Definitely.

  • Eddard

    I can’t believe CC just did that. Aces should be able to shut down that game and not give up grand slams to rookies.

  • John

    Although walking Longoria was the right move, it seems like IBBs never end well for the Yankees

  • Frank

    Absolutely the worst pitch to throw a fast ball hitter on a 1-2 count. That’s on CC, Stewart or both. Just fucking brutal.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      No. I’m fine with challenging the kid.

      • LK

        Yeah I agree. Those kind of pitches happen all the time. We just only remember them when they get hit.

  • ExitCashman

    Ball hit top of wall, Gardner’s glove knocked it over into stands.

  • Dalek Jeter

    If Wells pinch hits for literally anybody I will be sick. (John just mentioned that ‘all the lefties’ are coming up after Stewart)

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Wells isn’t going anywhere for another year and a half. We’re gonna have to get used to seeing him stick up the place.

      • LK

        I think there’s a chance that if he sucks until the middle of next year they’ll cut him. He’s definitely around for another year though.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Can we stop making Torres look like D-Rob?! he has a 1:1 Strike:Ball ratio and has K’d three consecutive guys going into Gardner’s AB.

  • LK

    I feel like maybe we should stop having CC load the bases intentionally against the Rays.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      NEVAH AGAIN.

  • Cy Pettitte

    watch them get 0 hits in the 6th-9th innings now.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Dude what the fuck??

      You must be so much fun to take to games.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Kiss our ass!!!!

      Much love

      Yankees

  • Kramerica Industries

    That HR also gave this game a conspicuously similar feel to this Rays/Yankees game from a little over four years ago:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=290606110

    Namely, the Aybar HR.

    • BigBlueAL

      Looking at that Yankee lineup makes me cry.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Really. 5-3 didn’t feel so insurmountable back then. Tied it in the 8th with a two-run rally, and did the same thing the next day, too! (actually scored three runs in that game).

        When runs are harder to score, seeing bullshit, glove-aided grand slams like that with two outs and two strikes just hurts even more. This isn’t a reliable “bloop and blast” team at the moment.

      • LK

        That lineup really was the best. No matter which 3 guys were due up it was like “we’re scoring some fucking runs this inning.”

  • Rolling Doughnut

    OK. Just got here. What happened to CC?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Myers Grand Slam. Would have hit the top of the wall, but Gardner’s attempt to catch it actually pushed it over the wall.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Fucking baseball gods. CC has 2 K’s not too sharp today?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Looked fine to me. I don’t blame him for challenging the kid with the fastball. The kid hit it. Shit happens.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            Wasn’t the count 1-2?

            Not too smart IMO to challenge a FB hitter with huge power on that count in a bandbox ballpark.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Until that kid actually hit a home run in the major leagues, he wasn’t a FB hitter with huge power.

              Ok, NOW he’s a FB hitter with huge power. ;)

    • Dalek Jeter

      Mike, what’s the deal, I’ve barely commented, and I’m getting the “you’re commenting too quickly, slow down” screen. It’s…frustrating.

      • Dalek Jeter

        This obviously was not supposed to wind up here.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Same here

  • dkidd

    we’re gonna need to go full monte today

  • Kramerica Industries

    I kinda like seeing patient Robbie for a change. Three walks now.

    • BigBlueAL

      Would be great if this was a permanent change.

  • LK

    This is an encouraging game for Cano. If they’re not going to give him pitches to hit (and they’re not, because why would they?) he’s gottta take his walks.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Don’t DP, let Almonte tie things up.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Loverbay!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    C’mon Zoilo!

  • ExitCashman

    Whoa… Swisher flashback, except that would have been a full somersault and the ball would be kicked to CF.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Zoilo, if you get a good pitch to hit, just hit it hard, that’s all I ask!

  • jtb10381

    what a bum CC is. On a 1-2 pitch to a guy who has ZERO hr’s this year. What a joke. Just another overpaid, overhyped Yankee bum…Cashman style.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Can’t tell if serious or trolling…

      But if serious, are you really calling the CC signing a bad move?

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    That works

  • BigBlueAL

    Dunno if thats showing respect for Almonte or lack of respect for Nix and Adams.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Bringing in a lefty to face Nix?

    I mean, sure, McGee can be overpowering, but this is still interesting. Nix can actually kinda/sorta hit LHP.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Yeah, didn’t really matter.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nix. Take a fucking Strike. Take Two strikes. Just don’t hit the ball on the ground!!

    • BigBlueAL

      Swung at all 5 pitches leading to a strikeout.

  • ExitCashman

    Yes, Michael, Zoilo’s been in pro ball since before you got laid – we know.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Gee, Michael Kay, maybe the manager is paying more attention to how the pitcher is pitching than what hand he throws with.

    • Winter

      Don’t blame Kay, he’s just use to watching Girardi manage.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nix now 0 for 8 with the bases loaded. LOL

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Another walk!

  • BigBlueAL

    Adams with 2 walks!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice AB Adams!!

  • John

    Nice AB.

  • Mick taylor

    Nix sucks

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’d rather see Chris Stewart hit.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      You were saying!!!!

  • LK

    I never thought the day would come when a PH would come in for Chris Stewart and I’d be skeptical of the move.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Idk, I think I’d rather Stewart than the dude that was overpowered by a pitching machine earlier this week.

    (tried to post this before the AB)

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Oh Vernon.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNON!

    I’m so sorry.

  • BigBlueAL

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    YESSSSS!!!!!!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    VERNON FUCKING WELLS!!!!!

    You’re still terrible but I’m so happy you chose that moment to be not be!!

  • Eddard

    WE HAVE JUST SEEN THE IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!! Great call by the umps here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    This site is extremely aggravating right now.

    And it’s about damn time Vern.

    • BigBlueAL

      Slow down, you are posting too fast.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Apparently.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        That shit is getting on my nerves

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sweet Jesus. Wells?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wait, so Gameday tells me that Wells hit a ground rule double that scored 3 runs. What happened?

    • Dalek Jeter

      It was ruled “spectator interference” not a Grounds Rule Double, and since there were two outs the umps judged that if the fan hadn’t interfered Adams would have scored from 1st anyway (since he’d be running on contact) and allowed the third run to score.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Technically, it wasn’t ruled a ground rule double, it was ruled fan interference. Ball was hit one hop off the wall, bounced straight up, and was touched by a fan before falling back on the field.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Get a new phone…..oh, wait…..that DID happen!

    • Eddard

      If fan interference helps the home club the fan should stay and get free tickets for 3 months. If he hurts the home club he should be banned from the stadium for life.

    • pop

      fan interference, so runner who started on first was not automatically sent back to third…

    • Get Phelps Up

      Alright, thanks y’all.

  • Wheels

    So Girardi is a genius?

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Oh!
    Cy Pettitte

    where are you????

    • BFDeal

      Sulking because NY has the lead.

  • Leg-End

    Are they seriously trying to get that fan out for touching that? Ridiculous.

    • Dalek Jeter

      That’s a rule throughout baseball, if you interfere with a ball in play you’re gone. Once the ball is over the fence, it’s fair game, but if you’re reaching over the fence/wall, you’re immediately ejected from the stadium.

      • Leg-End

        But the ball bounced off the top of the wall and into his glove, he didn’t exactly have his glove hanging over the wall.

        Harsh.

        • Dalek Jeter

          That is a bit harsh (I’m on the radio, so I didn’t actually see the play) but if the umps had ruled that happened, then it would be a grounds rule double, and Adams would’ve been sent back to third. I’ll take the insurance run for a fan being ejected. (as long as the fan is never me.)

  • LK

    OK, lock this shit down bullpen. We cannot afford to waste a game Vernon Wells does something useful.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really hope Girardi Logic doesn’t dictate that this means Wells should be reinstated into the line up and push Almonte to the bench before he deserves to be taken out.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      It was against a lefty. I think Wells was going to continue to play against lefties no matter what.

      • Dalek Jeter

        RHH Almonte must be pretty sour to not even get a chance over Wells.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          .670 OPS vs. LHP in AAA this year.
          fwiw, Wells has a .723 OPS vs. LHP this year (though much of that was early in the year)

          • Dalek Jeter

            I’ve disagreed with Joe more than once this season but a <.700 OPS against LHP in the minors is a very good reason to not face them in the majors. I mean a situation like yesterday, with a decent lead, sure, but I understand him not starting against LHP at the Major League level.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      NOOOOO!!!!

      Girardi is not that stupid he is going to ride the Z train until it stops.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        OMG

        Zoilo Almonte is commenter wet dream for name usage.

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

    I know the comments are being a pain, we’re working on it. Might not be good until tomorrow.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Shit happens, man. Not a huge deal.

      Also, you’re posting way too quickly. Slow the hell down.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hey, at least you took the time to acknowledge it. Hope you guys get it fixed soon :)

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        This

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Domination.

  • Jason

    When Robertson is on he is easily one of my favorite pitchers to watch do his thing. That curve is just brutal.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Four walks for Robby?!?! That has to be a single game high for Cano.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Cano 4 walks

    Wells hitting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d12uOLx5CI0

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’m gonna guess,

      “has been”: Vernon

      “wanna be”: Zolio with the repeat

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Its not over, but I would say that’s a solid guess.

  • Jason

    Not one to usually compliment umpires, but Hunter Wendelstedt has called a really good game today.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Lazy.

    *ducks*

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Bad job by Overbay.

  • Wheels

    WTF Overbay

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WTF?!?

    Awful defense this inning.

  • Wheels

    WTF Nix

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    That’s CANO at second you dumb ass.

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF is Nix doing??????

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    C’mon Mo. Get out number 5.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is throwing 92-94 today. Amazing.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He looked really good today.
      DRob as well.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    YESSSSSSSSS.

    GOOD WIN.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice comeback win!

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    BTW

    Very nice game thread even when they were down. What a difference having lots of regulars makes.

  • Joey C

    I’ve been constipated for over four days, and I kid you not within two minutes of the final out doors finally opened for business. What a great win and a great day. Thank you Yanks.

  • Pat D

    Still undefeated when scoring 5+ runs.

    Now I’d better go take my accounting test.

  • Mick taylor

    Secondgood game by Wang. Should have kept him and traded hughes

    • Pat D

      What’s a “secondgood?”

    • BFDeal

      They wanted to make sure you had a bone to gnaw on.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Are you shitting me with this? One of the only games the WHOLE YEAR I miss and it’s awesome?

  • stuart a

    ditto the nice win comment. I was cursing big time after the granny but I also was cursing after the 5 pitch walk to Fuld.

    the team can pitch, run, and play defense, if they can hit middle of the pack they are in business.

    the d in the 9th was horrible, best Mo has looked to me all season.
    Vernon wells finally(literally ) got a big hit….

    Beautiful day…….

  • Zoilo goes Montero

    Finally we string together a pair of nice games!