Jun
25

Game 76: Could Have Had Yu

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Two winters ago, the Rangers blew everyone away by bidding over $50M for the right to negotiate with right-hander Yu Darvish. The Yankees submitted a token $15M bid with the idea that they’d take him if he fell into their laps, but otherwise they weren’t terribly interested because they were concerned how his stuff and makeup would translate to the big leagues. Obviously those concerns look foolish now, as the former Nippon Ham Fighters ace has handled the transition just fine. More than fine, really.

Tonight, the Yankees will face Darvish for the second time since deeming him not fit for New York some 18 months ago. He manhandled them his first time out — a ten-strikeout masterpiece in which he held the team scoreless through 8.1 innings — which was his fourth MLB start and something of a coming out party. With a much inferior lineup tonight, the Yankees will have to hope Darvish truly can’t handle Yankee Stadium and the Big Apple in order to have a chance to win. Here’s the starting lineup:

  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 Darvish’s countryman, right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. This is the 11th matchup between Japanese-born starting pitchers in baseball history. These two met last April as well, number seven out of those eleven.

It is pretty gross in New York right now — hot with just enough humidity to make everything feel sticky. Some showers are expected later tonight, but much later. Not anything that is a real threat to the game as long as they don’t go into extra innings. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET, and you can watch on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Mark Teixeira (wrist) is seeing the doctor tonight and Joe Girardi said he is concerned about the lingering discomfort. They should have an update later on … Eduardo Nunez (ribcage) had some simulated at-bats while Frankie Cervelli (hand) hit off a tee and soft-toss today … Girardi also said he isn’t expecting any of the team’s injured players to return before the All-Star break in three weeks.

Categories : Game Threads
  • JobaWockeeZ

    In before someone complains about the title.

  • Joe

    Yea, but we got YOUkilis… that’s like the same, right?

    • trr

      He-kilis, all right.
      Christ, did we really spend $12m on him?

      • The Real Greg

        Yep, but I’m wondering about the 3rd base market. We had Chavez, who has done well with the D-Backs, but of course he got hurt. I don’t know.

  • forensic

    Just for some entertainment before what could be a frustrating game, here’s a trade that was offered to me in my fantasy league:

    Melky, Josh Hamilton, Lincecum, and Sabathia

    for

    Joey Votto

    Talk about trying to slip a trade by with quantity instead of quality…

  • CONservative governMENt

    It seems like the $189M budget for 2014 would have been easier if the Yankees had signed Darvish and Cespedes when they had the opportunity. With the posting fee not counting against the total especially, would have given them a bit more flexibility.

    • Joe

      Yep, sure seems like the international market is where the Yanks had to take advantage to get elite players with minimal payroll hit.

  • The Real Greg

    Also in this series, the Yankees will face another offseason WTF? when they face AJ Pierzynski. He could have been had by the Yankees to fill the catcher’s spot. Most people did not believe that he would repeat his performance last year. Well so far, he has not hit for the power he did last year, but he is hitting for a much better average.

  • your mom

    This thread will probably have a lot of negativity tonight. I can feel it.

    • The Real Greg

      Mostly depression which will lead to negativity.

    • trr

      Yeah, I think most people are anticipating being shut out tonight

  • CashmanHas2Go

    Brian Cashman on Yu Darvish: “Na. Not interested. Don’t think his stuff translates to Major League Baseball.”

    Brian Cashman (6 1/2 years ago) on Kei Igawa: “WE GOTTA HAVE THIS GUY! WHAT’S IT GONNA COST??? $46 MILLION???!!! IS THAT ALL???!!! THIS DUDE IS AMAZING! AND JUST THINK, IT’S ONLY $7 MILLION MORE THAN I SPENT ON CARL PAVANO! I’M A GENIUS!”

    • The Real Greg

      Well to be fair, Igawa was a classic overreaction to the Red Sox signing Dice-k, which turned out not much better for them.

      • Dan

        Two things most memorable about Kei Igawa:

        1. He wore sunglasses while he was pitching in day games.
        2. He did wind sprints in the OF pre game to warm up on days he pitched.

        When he was struggling after a while during year one I think he was asked to stop both of these things. But nothing changed.

        • Mikhel

          1) Igawa used sunglasses in Japan because his stats on night games were significantly better, so he tried to replicate the same sensation of pitching in a “low light” environment.

          2) Pitchers in Japan are used to exercise, something fatass pitchers in US leagues are asked not to do so (other leagues in America: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, México, Venezuela; allow their pitchers to exercise), to avoid risking their bodies, though in the end they end up ready to star in the newer “Free Willy” movie.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      If he could see into the future I’m sure he’d do the right move.

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

      Igawa was definitely a Big Stein thing. No way that was Cashmoney.

      • The Real Greg

        BIG STEIN WANTS AN EGGPLANT CALZONE! HE MUST HAVE ONE!

      • CashmanHas2Go

        “Igawa was definitely a Big Stein thing. No way that was Cashmoney.”

        That is simply and completely false.

        “Well to be fair, Igawa was a classic overreaction to the Red Sox signing Dice-k”

        If that was an attempt to DEFEND Cashman’s actions, it’s not a very good one.

        • The Real Greg

          Hey I’m on your team. I think Cashman should be let go after this year, just to bring in a new point of view.

          • CashmanHas2Go

            I think he should have been let go YEARS ago. About the best thing that can be said for Cashman’s job performance is that he might actually be a better GM than he is a human being. And he’s an awful GM.

            • Guns

              Because he cheated on his wife?

              • CashmanHas2Go

                Cheated on his wife repeatedly…

                Seen on security cam’s sneaking around back alleys looking for servants’ entrances in hotels to do so…

                Paid blackmail money in an attempt to cover it up…

                Attempted to lineup fake ID’s and secret abortions for at least one of his hookers… Oops… My bad… I meant for one of his “girlfriends.”

                • Dan

                  That’s an interesting reason to dislike a baseball GM. Bill Clinton is one of the most popular world figures to this day, and Anthony’s Weiner is going to win an election very soon. I wish everyone looked at life like you. I’m being serious btw.

                  • Lukaszek

                    I fell in love with Weiner after this tirade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_GRkMZJn4

                    Yes he made a mistake, but that mistake doesn’t influence the fact that he is passionate about his job and about New Yorkers. If he was a marriage counselor, I’d be worried, but he’s not

                  • CashmanHas2Go

                    I hated Brian Cashman LONG before he was publicly exposed for being a scumbag of a human being.

                    That he’s an off-field embarrassment is just icing on the cake on one of MANY reasons he should have been fired LONG ago.

            • Dan

              http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qs7Y.....ew-001.jpg

              You can’t say he’s a bad person after looking at that picture. Any GM that gives that dude a chance has a heart of gold.

              • CashmanHas2Go

                Excellent point… Gave him a chance… $46 million… I hope he at least had to pay for the jacket!

          • nycsportzfan

            The guy that has put together a 2nd place team with worse injuries then what the redsox fielded last yr and ended with a last place team and fired manager mid season should of been replaced? Cashman stays till he wants to go.

            Hes fucking awesome!

            • Mikhel

              we still don’t know how the NYY will finish the season, they’ve failed misserably even when they are in 2nd in big part due to the hard division the NYY play in, with no clear big fish of the pond, it is a mele between good teams… and the NYY.

        • Steve

          You new here? Every move that doesn’t work was Steinbrenner or Levine. Cashman doesn’t make bad moves. Ever.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Yeah, that’s accurate.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Cashman has his fair share of bad moves but the wtf what are you doing moves definitely belong to Levine and Stein.

          • BFDeal

            How cute, Steve pulled out the little false narrative the Cashman bashers carry around in their back pocket.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              It’s not a narrative, it’s a clear exaggeration.

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

            I’m sorry, bur risking ludicrously large amounts of money on hyped but risky stars has Steinbrenner’s fingerprints all over it, and I don’t really care what “everybody” says about Cashman’s moves or some such shit like that.

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

          “That’s simply and completely false.”

          Well with that counter-argument, looks I’ll…well…

          Okay, give me better material. No, it isn’t. Risking ludicrously large amounts of money on hyped but risky stars has Steinbrenner’s fingerprints all over it, and I don’t really care what “everybody” says about Cashman’s moves or some such shit like that.

    • Dan

      omg he really said that??? wowzers

  • CashmanHas2Go

    I would like to take this opportunity to volunteer to pack Brian Cashman’s chute for him, should he ever decide to go sky diving again.

    Free of charge, of course.

  • Dan

    I feel like this new improved ownership we have is hoping Tex misses the rest of the year. Not for any salary strategy reasons really, just so they can save the money.

  • forensic

    Nice catch Almonte!

  • nycsportzfan

    Man, Zoilo saved Kuroda from looking like Phil Hughes getting ahead of a guy an then throwng BP to em.

  • pop

    that pair of hands reaching in reminds me of steve bartman… imagine that happened in ny?

  • Winter

    Kuroda’s ERA in the first inning this year? An even 6.00. In other innings it’s 2.16

    Let’s get another out here, Hiroki.

  • nycsportzfan

    Good work Kuroda! Now time for Robbie to add to his long ball total!

    • nycsportzfan

      i’ll take a single.

  • nycsportzfan

    Anyone see Kerry Wood discovered a body while paddle boarding in chi-town? Pretty crazy!

    • Dan

      I’d rather live in Bangladesh than Chicago, no joke.

      • nycsportzfan

        not really the point, but i here ya. Being a fan of yanks,giants,and knicks would be tough for me out there.

  • nycsportzfan

    Ichiro been hittin! How high can he get that AVG to climb?

  • forensic

    Get the no-hitter out of the way real quickly. Very nice Ichiro.

  • Dan

    Nice, Ichiro. NOW STEAL A BASE

  • Eddard

    Here’s a good opportunity for Hafner and Overbay to wake up. Get to him early or yu might not get him at all.

    • nycsportzfan

      In this case, one outta two was bad.

  • Winter

    How cool would a double steal be?

    The answer is very cool unless someone gets thrown out in which case it would be very uncool.

    • Winter

      Addendum: Pierzynski has thrown out 11% of base-stealers this year.

  • Leg-End

    Single him to death boys.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    A hit with RISP and no run.

    That’s soooo 2012.

    • nycsportzfan

      And basesloaded taking a pitch dead middle for strike3 is soooo 2013. Oh ya, with nobody out.

  • forensic

    Come on Overbay, gotta get at least one out of this now.

  • Eddard

    Hit for contact. Keep it going, Lyle. As long as there’s no DP Zolio will come up with men on base!

  • Eddard

    Yu’s off. Sit on the breaking ball like Hafner did.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    But he’s clutch!

  • Mick taylor

    Why does it take nunez 3 months for a pulled muscle to heal? Why did old time players like Willie mays, Aaron , Spahn, nevermiss games because of injuries?

    • Winter

      It’s a combination of a couple of things. Players played through injuries more, but it increased chances of re-injury and decreased their performance. Also, even today some players are way more injury-prone than others; there are always some players who just don’t seem to get hurt.

    • Dan

      Players of all sports these days are just soft. In multiple ways. Especially basketball.

  • forensic

    Terrible Overbay. Absolutely terrible.

    That’s why I would have him and Almonte switched while Almonte’s hitting.

    • The Real Greg

      And of course if you wish to play in fallacy that would have been a DP.

      • forensic

        Not that it matters, but it was hit slowly and they very well may not have been able to double him up on it.

        • The Real Greg

          Andrus is a Gold Glover. He probably gets him.

          • forensic

            Being a gold glover doesn’t give you the ability to make the ball roll faster off the bat.

            • The Real Greg

              No but it means you have a strong arm who can make up for lost time. Plus I don’t know Almonte’s speed.

  • Wheels

    Let’s go Zoilo

  • Dan

    I feel like we need to score 8 runs on 12 hits or something like that on this guy, just so after the game people aren’t asking Cashman/Girardi if they made a mistake in not being involved in signing him. But, that will probably happen no matter what.

  • nycsportzfan

    SWING THE FUCKING BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Darvish’s array of pitches saved him. Kept the Yankees completely guessing.

    • Winter

      That’s Darvish’s M.O. It’s what makes him good. What you said is like saying “Mariano Rivera’s cutter saved him. Kept the opponent’s from making good contact.”

      • The Real Greg

        Exactly. So while he was not on with his stuff, he was able to throw the kitchen sink at them to get them out.

    • Anderson Silva

      he could only throw the backdoor breaking ball for strike. The rest was missing badly. What saved him was having to pitch to Overbay with the bases loaded. He’s a joke.

      • The Real Greg

        It doesn’t matter whether he locates with them or not. If a player is expecting a fastball and is thrown a slider, he will probably swing and miss.

  • forensic

    Ugh, that could come back to bite them later.

    25 pitches is fine, but 3 hits and bases loaded with 1 out with no runs is terrible.

    • The Real Greg

      And the real problem is that there seemed to be nothing wrong that the Yankees did. Darvish just pulled out his many pitches to keep Almonte and Overbay guessing.

      • BFDeal

        But Overbay is teh clutchiest of teh clutch.

  • Eddard

    That will be their best chance all game. Yu can’t let him off the hook like that.

  • Leg-End

    Ho-hum.

  • The Real Greg

    Again, that inning felt strange. It seemed like the Yankees did everything fundamentally right. Darvish just outwitted them.

  • Anderson Silva

    So, Darvish could only throw one pitch for strikes in that inning (backdoor slider) yet they could not manage to score a single run. What a fucking joke.

    • The Real Greg

      Surprised still?

      And here goes the thread.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Which is why they strung up consecutive hits. The only one who really fucked up was Overbay.

      • Anderson Silva

        Predictable. He needs to go.

        It isn’t too hard to find a first base type who can hit better than him.

        • The Real Greg

          Then who are you going to get? Nobody’s trading major pieces right now.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          24 first baseman have at least a 100 wRC+ which is league average. Of course Overbay is one of the very few who is below it.

          • Anderson Silva

            Did not know it was this bad. On second thought, Brian Cashman is the one who needs to go. He’s done an absolutely atrocious job with this roster and farm system.

            • The Real Greg

              This is what I’ve been saying.

  • Dan

    Remember when we had that long ball problem? Like last year? Glad we took care of that, it was rather annoying.

  • The Real Greg

    And the trolls have arrived right on time.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice play

  • your mom

    WTF? No runs last inning? My fucking computer froze on Overbay’s AB. Things were going good until my stupid POS computer froze. Fuck.

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, I’m not defending Lyle. He has slid. But there is nothing the Yankees can do right now. It makes it so frustrating which is why nobody is watching, Michael Kay!

  • CashmanHas2Go

    So with the bases juiced and only one out, Lyle takes a half-hearted swing at a borderline breaking ball in a 2-1 hitter’s count…

    Then stares a 2-2 breaking ball hanging right over the middle of the plate.

    Wish I could say I was surprised. This is what happens when your GM loads down your roster with crap he scraped off the bottom of a dumpster.

  • Eddard

    We’re so desperate for offense we’ll even take A-Rod back. 7-8-9 look like children against Darvish.

  • your mom

    Adams is looking pretty pathetic at the plate.

  • The Real Greg

    So I will offer the question to you guys.

    Who available and within reason should the Yankees get for 1st base?

    • Leg-End

      Justin Morneau?

      Power seems to be down but I’d take a chance on him with the short porch and a change of scenery.

      • The Real Greg

        Morneau would be an interesting option. Don’t know how much it would cost

        • Leg-End

          Me neither, figure if we swallow the salary it would be reasonable…..you would hope anyway.

    • Dan

      I’m obsessed with getting Danny Espinosa at the moment so thats all I can think of right now. Maybe Morneu if it’s for very little.

  • Darren

    Cano’s arm is just otherworldly. That particular ability – throwing across his body with total consistency, speed and accuracy – is one of the best tools I’ve ever seen of any player. Amazing.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So glad to see the Yankees completely fucked up a first inning opportunity against Darvish.

    Yeah, that won’t backfire at all tonight.

  • Dan

    Half of this lineup is completely helpless at the plate. Why would this be a professional team???

  • forensic

    The bottom of the lineup makes me sad…

    • CashmanHas2Go

      Just the BOTTOM?

      • forensic

        Trying to be generous.

        • Alkaline

          Glass half full!

          • forensic

            Lineup half full?

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              Not even.

  • Eddard

    If Overbay had just sat on that breaking ball like Hafner did. Everyone but him knew it was coming. Darvish’s FB was way off in the 1st. That was their last best chance.

  • Petebest

    Im annoye. This is like the 5th game this year that hasn’t been aired on the my9 affiliate in my area. Can’t find it on tv anywhere

  • forensic

    Game over? ;-)

    • The Real Greg

      Yep.

  • Eddard

    And that could be it. It might be like the Rays game. Once Logan gave up those 2 extra runs it was over.

  • CashmanHas2Go

    Oops.

    There’s 1 more run than Brian Cashman’s shit parade is capable of scoring against a quality pitcher.

    • Guns

      So this is seriously what you’ve chosen to do with your time tonight?

      • Alkaline

        Unfortunately, this is pretty tame for the internet.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Best go to bed, then.

  • Dan

    Has anyone seen Arod and his new twitter account? People are very mean.

    http://storify.com/JimmyTraina.....ter-reacts

    • Dan

      Also just look at Arods twitter account and click on some of the pictures hes posting on instagram. So many comments on them it’s sad. He is so hated its scary.

      • BigBlueAL

        Watching this lineup and especially Youk/Adams/Nix at 3B this season Arod should be more popular than ever with Yankee fans lol.

    • forensic

      That’s pretty predictable, unfortunately.

      But, this one was at least a little funny:


      .@AROD got a Twitter? Will his account stop working in #October?

    • Alkaline

      Okay, someone commented saying Arod was the best he’s ever seen. Another guy says he must not watch much baseball cause Jeter’s better.

      People make my head hurt.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I knew that would happen. Yet these very same people will continue to suck the dicks out of guys like Ray Lewis or Michael Vick who have done far worse things that ARod has ever done.

  • Anderson Silva

    Kuroda with no command. If he gives up another run it’s over.

  • Eddard

    At this rate the Yankees will be the one team in the division below .500 on July 4th.

    • Dan

      I’d say so.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      You don’t think they can manage to win at least 2 of the next 10 games?

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go Hirok!

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go Hirok!

  • Alkaline

    There we go! Nice play!

  • your mom

    The difference between Romine and Stewart is at least Stewart can throw out runners.

    • Anderson Silva

      Romine is on a whole different level of suckness. He can’t field, can’t throw and is one of the worst hitters in the league.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So…what have I missed?

    • Alkaline

      “Rabble Rabble Rabble”

    • The Real Greg

      Oh the usual. Yankees blow a scoring opportunity and Kuroda gives up a homer to the 9 hitter.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Kuroda giving up a homer to the 9 hitter is usual?

        • The Real Greg

          No, but it just goes into the negative maelstrom this team has produced.

    • WhittakerWalt

      We blew a bases loaded, 1-out situation in the first. Imagine that.

      • Leg-End

        After 3 consecutive hits, which we still did not score on.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Suzyn is also admiring Darvish’s ability to hit spawts.

    • forensic

      Yankees failed to capitalize on an important opportunity in the 1st inning, predictably leading to 2 straight 1-2-3 innings.

      Kuroda gave up a homer to the #9 hitter which may end the game after 2 1/2 innings…

  • Anderson Silva

    How much longer can they keep taking that backdoor breaking ball? Can’t they at least look for it every now and then?

    • Guns

      They’re All-Star caliber hitters. They’ll make the adjustment soon and then there will be HELL TO PAY!!

  • The Real Greg

    I mean let’s just bash the hell out of Cashman for not building a quality farm system and pipeline of prospects. And also for relying on washed up players too many times.

    I watching the Mets game right now. At least that team has good announcers and a young roster with a stud pitcher.

    • BigBlueAL

      True colors finally showing.

      • The Real Greg

        Hey I’m not a Mets fan. BY ANY STRETCH.

        But that is how bad this Yankees team is playing. They play ugly. When the Mets play ugly, I can tease them and make fun about it.

        • BigBlueAL

          Hey man trust me I cant stand watching this current Yankee team. Puts me to sleep most of the time with the horrible offense. But still can never compare the Mets favorably to the Yankees. Especially this season when the Mets have one of the worst teams in their franchise history even with Matt Harvey.

          • The Real Greg

            But that’s just it. I can watch the Mets play like Keystone Kops and laugh at them. I don’t have that luxury with the Yankees.

            I’m the kind of fan who in 1986 would have rooted for the Mets and in the two recent Super Bowls, I rooted for the Giants even though I’m a Jets fan.

            • John

              “I’m the kind of fan who in 1986 would have rooted for the Mets and in the two recent Super Bowls, I rooted for the Giants even though I’m a Jets fan.”

              In other words, a terrible fan.

              • The Real Greg

                Look who they were facing. That’s a big reason for it.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      And are on pace for missing the postseason for the 7th consecutive season.
      I’ll take the tradeoff.

      • The Real Greg

        I will too. But in terms of entertainment, right now, there’s no contest.

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

          Either you’re trolling or you’ve finally just totally lost it.

          In what universe does anybody but you think the Mets are more fun to watch than the Yankees?

          • The Real Greg

            In a universe when the Yankees are a non scoring team and the Mets have Matt Harvey.

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

              So, because of ONE player, the Mets are more fun to watch. ONE? Who only plays once every five days?

    • Alkaline

      Because young roster with a stud pitcher has gotten them far.

      • The Real Greg

        Didn’t say it would. But easier on the eyes then this ragtag bunch.

        • Alkaline

          How so?

  • Mick taylor

    Michael young would be a good pick up.what would it take to get him if phillies trade him

  • King George

    On a positive note, Pineda looks damn freaking good tonight.

  • Nathan

    For years, all I heard about was how Darvish was the real deal and how the Yankees would back up a dump truck of cash for him. All this supposed Yankee interest and then the days before the bidding ended, the news that the Yankees would NOT bid aggressively for him.

    I mean, I get that the Yankees are likely gun-shy after Igawa but they’ve got to get over it sometime. I hope that Darvish dominates the Yankees every time they play him so that the FO (whomever decided not to bid aggressively) can see their mistake.

    • The Real Greg

      Now to be really fair to Brian, I don’t think they would have outbid Texas. Texas was desperate and had money to spend.

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

      I hope we crush Darvish every time out so we win.

  • nycsportzfan

    Another fucking snooze fest on our hands, it looks like.

  • forensic

    They’re going to mess this up just like the Yankees, right?

    RIGHT???

    Please…

    • forensic

      Of course not.

  • number 21

    And this could be game right here.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Buckle down, Hirok.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Robbie should’ve gone home with that.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      They still likely would have scored.
      And still had bases loaded with only 1 out.

  • Eddard

    Overbay couldn’t even do that. Hit a grounder so slow it couldn’t be turned into a DP and thus scored a run. It’s over.

  • BigBlueAL

    Has there ever been a worst left-side of the infield in MLB history than Adams and Nix??

    • WhittakerWalt

      SHUT YOUR MOUTH JAYSON NIX IS A SPECIAL PLAYER.

    • trr

      No.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Oh goodie, it’s an unearned run.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was a nice play by the baseball player.

  • Wheels

    Pretty nice play by Nix.

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

    Right, 2-0. This game is pretty much over.

    I’d like to defend myself from comments made above concerning Cashmoney.

    First of all, I don’t know shit about his personal life and don’t care short of bodily harm or some other sort of mental torture, if we’re granting for the sake of argument that the Chinese water torture or water boarding is on the table.

    Risking ludicrously large amounts of money on hyped but risky stars has Steinbrenner’s fingerprints all over it, and I don’t really care what “everybody” says about Cashman’s moves or some such shit like that. That’s just not Cashman’s M.O. at all, and it’s a CLASSIC Steinbrenner M.O.

  • your mom

    So now Adams is sucking in the field too. Disappointing. I was high on him, not so much now.

  • Dan

    Jayson Nix has so much grit. We should trade him to Arizona for Paul Goldschmidt.

  • Dan

    Overbay hits a home run here I think.

    • Dan

      I mean hafner

    • forensic

      It’s been a month since his last homer.

  • Dalek Jeter

    PRONK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Way to go Pronk

  • Leg-End

    Well what do you know, Pronk’d

  • forensic

    Woohoo!!! A run!!!

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

    Fuck the first inning.

  • BigBlueAL

    Signs of life!!

  • Dan
  • Winter

    Just got back, how did all the runs score?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Solo Shot by Marin, bases loaded fielder’s choice.

      Solo shot by Pronk

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Cheech with the HR!!!

        • Dalek Jeter

          Hahaha, Martin*

        • trr

          He always hit better than Chong

  • The Real Greg

    Either one of those outcomes would have been nice in the first inning. But beggars can’t be choosers, especially with this lot.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’d get excited for that…but we have the devil’s threesome coming up.

  • The Real Greg

    See Almonte doesn’t really run quickly. They would have turned 2 in the first, I think. But of course that was fallacy.

  • forensic

    Nix muscling up there, trying to get a 5th ball to the warning track…

  • WhittakerWalt

    Sheesh, Nix has NO power.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m amazed Adams held up 0-1…I expected him to swing out of his shoes after that first pitch fastball.

  • Eddard

    Zolio could hit a lead off triple and the three stooges at the bottom of the lineup couldn’t get him home.

    • The Real Greg

      Eddard has turned into a troll!

      • Eddard

        It’s not trolling if it’s true.

        • trr

          Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk

          He’s got us there

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

        Coming from the man who said the Mets are more fun to watch than the Yankees.

        Pot, meet kettle.

        • The Real Greg

          It is more entertaining.

          It’s a positive outcome for me when the Mets lose. But I don’t mind them winning.

          For the Yanks, its winning and that’s it.

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

            Why don’t you watch the Mets then?

            Before you misinterpret what I said:

            . I’m not saying become a Mets fan

            . I’m not saying hope the Mets win

            . I’m not saying hope the Yanks lose

            I’m saying that you should watch the Mets if they entertain you more. Seriously. There’s no reason not to. If you want to keep up with the Yanks to make sure they’re winning there’s always Gameday. OR you can check back every couple innings or so.

            If you really think the Mets are more fun to watch then there’s literally no reason you shouldn’t just watch them.

    • Dan

      I agree. I really personally despise our bottom 3.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was a great AB from Adams.

  • Dan

    I see David Adams and I just envision him being like Chase Utley with less power. But than he gets up at bat and sucks.

  • BigBlueAL

    Well at least Adams is beginning to draw some walks.

  • forensic

    Solid AB by Adams there. Too bad it brings up (one of) the pitcher’s spot.

  • forensic

    Stewart just missed his pitch there. Gift fastball right down the middle.

    That is why you are Chris Stewart…

  • BigBlueAL

    At least the Yankees cleared the 7-9 spots.

  • The Real Greg

    You could have had AJ this year, Cashman.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Could have had Martin.

      • The Real Greg

        Could have had either or. But he didn’t take them. Not really living up to earning your autonomy.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          “Not really living up to earning your autonomy.”

          Huh?

          • The Real Greg

            He’s not doing a good job with his decision making after he was given autonomy. Especially in the draft.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              How is that my autonomy?

              • The Real Greg

                His autonomy. I was speaking in that tense.

  • Anderson Silva

    it’s the fucking slider all game long. Will they ever be ready for it?

    • The Real Greg

      Not if they are not willing to go the other way.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Really? 2 homers by the 9 hitter? Really? Hirok? Really?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kuroda getting killed by Leonys Martin. Jeez.

    • nycsportzfan

      I think Kuroda had some sparkling ERA the half inn after the yanks score. That just went up.

      • Anderson Silva

        Must be a really small sample since they don’t score often.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gotta be freaking kidding me.

  • Dan

    Alright, now its game over.

    • nycsportzfan

      Not if gardy has something to say about it!

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

    Look at that, Big Bang Theory is on!

  • forensic

    Another homer for Cheech??? Geez Kuroda.

    It seems like no pitcher on this team can have a good shutdown inning.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Fantastic.

  • Anderson Silva

    another HR to the #9 hitter. Kuroda is simply not good enough

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Good enough for what?
      He’s been one of the best pitchers in the league.

  • your mom

    Leonys Martin? Really? Shit.

    • Wheels

      Check that dude’s bat!

  • Wheels

    Gardy!

  • Dalek Jeter

    GARDNER!!!!!

    Please don’t give that one back, Hiroki!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Too many homeruns.

  • forensic

    Yeah Gardy!

  • Anderson Silva

    BRETT!! And that wasn’t a cheapie!

    • nycsportzfan

      Longest of the night!

  • Anderson Silva

    Geez, look at that. A slider and he was ready for it. Who could have guessed?

  • Eddard

    The #9 hitter, Gardner, who’s next to hit a HR Ichiro?

    • your mom

      Leonys Martin.

  • Alkaline

    I must say, it would have been fun with all the Yu puns if he was a Yankee…

  • Eddard

    Robbie worked a walk! Good AB battling back. Now drive him home.

  • nycsportzfan

    Some one from batter 6 down is gonna have to pitch in for us. Its been all top of the order so far. Nix,Adams,Overbay, or Stewart needs to do something special offensively tonight in order for us to win.

    • nycsportzfan

      And its up to our 6hitter to tie this up after loser overbay leaves another run out there with less then 2out.

      • nycsportzfan

        Game Tying HR from Nix will suffice.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW, excellent baserunning by Cano.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Great baserunning by robbie!!!

  • Alkaline

    #nohustle

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Somewhere stuart got pissed off.

    • WhittakerWalt

      He doesn’t appear when Robbie does something good, only when he screws up.

  • Wheels

    Cano booking on that

  • Eddard

    Who just hit another single and what has he done with Hafner? Two balls hit the other way?

  • forensic

    Two misplays by Beltre in one game? Gotta take advantage of this situation.

    Unfortunately, it’s Overbay again. Maybe he can just stick an elbow out over the plate…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Just hit the ball in the air, Loverbay…just please hit the ball in the air.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Yeah… about that…

  • BigBlueAL

    Would be amazing if Hafner can get hot again.

  • your mom

    I’d rather have Zoilo hitting here.

  • Dan

    DP overbay. or a home run. one or the other no matter what.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Please don’t screw this up.

  • BigBlueAL

    They gave Beltre an error on that play?? That ball was freaking smoked.

  • The Real Greg

    Overbay fails AGAIN

  • your mom

    Fuckin pathetic…..

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    So, so clutch.
    Tex could’ve done that. With one good wrist.

  • Wheels

    Overbay stinks

  • forensic

    Shocking. Overbay completely sucks again (still)…

    • forensic

      And somehow they thought his offense was important enough to put him in the outfield…

      • trr

        …for about 3 games

    • nycsportzfan

      He fucking left 2runs out there with just productive outs 2night! Fuck him!

  • Anderson Silva

    Great decision to bat Overbay 5th. I sincerely hope he doesn’t blow another one.

    • The Real Greg

      Can’t say that because Almonte has been bad too.

      • forensic

        Almonte has at least gotten the ball in play which gives them a chance to score. Overbay can’t even do that.

        • The Real Greg

          But as I said, playing the fallacy game. The ball in the first would have been a DP.

          And that ball there would have been a throw out at home or a throw to first.

      • Alkaline

        What?

        • The Real Greg

          In this game.

  • BigBlueAL

    Overbay is clutch.

  • Anderson Silva

    remember when people wanted Overbay to play out of position so they could have his bat? LOL

    • Wheels

      It wasn’t such an outlandish idea at the time though, he was hitting.

  • Eddard

    Overbay is a DFA candidate if Teixera ever comes back.

  • Alkaline
  • WhittakerWalt

    This fucking team. All they need is an out that isn’t a strikeout, and that’s still a bridge too far.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking thunderstorms.

    This game is becoming impossible for me to watch, what with the internet connection going in-and-out.

  • Anderson Silva

    1-1 hanger, that was the pitch to hit and he missed it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Indians fell apart in the 7th and, gee, look at Chris Davis hitting ANOTHER home run.

    • Alkaline

      He has become a cyborg. Only explanation.

  • The Real Greg

    Neither Overbay nor Almonte have been good tonight. The Yankees are playing with a lineup of 4.

    Also I should add that if Kuroda is an ace and doesn’t give up 2 homers to the ninth hitter, the Yankees have a 2-1 lead right now.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Here we go again.

      • The Real Greg

        Hey, you don’t give up 2 home runs to the NINTH place hitter.

    • Anderson Silva

      Almonte didn’t get 2 ABs with a runner on third and 1 out. Overbay did, and he K’d both times. Overbay needs to be sent packing ASAP

      • The Real Greg

        Playing the fallacy game

        Almonte would have hit into a DP in the first and the runner would have been thrown out at home in the 5th.

        • Kramerica Industries

          I didn’t get to see either AB because of my power situation, but I’m presuming Zoilo grounded out both times.

          In which case YOU are playing the fallacy game now of presuming that pitch sequences and what came of both AB’s would’ve been the same under different circumstances.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Speaking of fallacies…

          “… if Kuroda is an ace and doesn’t give up 2 homers to the ninth hitter, the Yankees have a 2-1 lead right now.”

    • Alkaline

      Greg, you’re either this desperate for attention or you have an unhealthy attachment to a sports team. If it affects you this much, I seriously suggest just stop watching sports.

      Either way, I feel bad for you man.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Just gotta get one more run, we own Joe Nathan…he just can’t pitch to pinstripes.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    “You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”

    lmao

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....es-shut-up

    • The Real Greg

      Cashman should stop worrying about ARod and start worrying about trades.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Something really tells me Cash thought he was talking off the record when he “gave” that quote.

      • jtiddah

        I really hope so. Otherwise that’s poorly played by Cashman. This is just going to the media wolves in a frenzy. Its not like Alex did anything wrong. His Dr thinks he’s ready for baseball. His Dr just happens to not be their Dr.

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

      That’s pretty bad…and yeah, it seems from the way it’s worded that Cashman thought he was off the record. Very un-Cashman like.

      • Alkaline

        Very much so. Yikes. Keep that crap behind closed doors.

    • forensic

      Cashman sure can diffuse situations well…

    • Steve

      That was a mean thing that Randy Levine said. He really should have handled that better.

  • Anderson Silva

    0-3, 2 Ks and 5 LOB. Overbay is garbage.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I always laugh when the Yanks get a runner to third with less than two out. Sterling loses his mind with excitement when that happens, every time. “The Yankees could score this run on an out!” he breathlessly declares. Every time.

    Yes, they could score that run on an out, but they’re not going to.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Overbay 3/13 at getting runner in from 3rd with < 2 outs this year.
    That's rather pathetic, for such a clutch hitter.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Beyond the warning track!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    HOLY NIX!

  • Wheels

    Nix power surge!

  • Dalek Jeter

    JAYSON FUCKING NIX?!?!?!?!?!

    I’m so fucking confused right now

  • Alkaline

    That Nix sure is a special ballplayer. He’s a professional through and through.

  • forensic

    Nix! 5th ball to reach the warning track!

  • BigBlueAL

    Hell has frozen over.

  • Dan

    Such Grit in Nix. Such a ball player.

  • Anderson Silva

    holy shit Nix

    • nycsportzfan

      He dosen’t hit alot of HR’s, but he certainly picks good pitchers to hit em off.(verlander and darvish).

  • Eddard

    WHY NOT THE PROFESSIONAL BALLPLAYER!!!!!!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Ya know Suzyn

  • Eddard

    There’s that hanging slider again. If only Overbay could have hit one.

  • Anderson Silva

    can’t believe he was ready for a slider and hit it out. It’s almost like he knew it was coming.

    • trr

      someone stealing signs?

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

    PROFESSIONAL. BASEBALL. PLAYER.

  • flamingo

    The HRs in this game run the gamut from expected to slightly surprising to NO FREAKING WAY.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nix has 2 HR’s on the season, off Verlander and Darvish.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Not aces.

      /Greg’d

      • forensic

        LOL!

    • Dalek Jeter

      You know what I always say Suzyn…

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    I was reading the prior comments about J Nix’s lack of power literally while he hit that HR. Jayson freakin Nix.

    • WhittakerWalt

      My reverse lock worked.

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        Haha whatever it takes for the win, man!

  • Eddard

    The only thing more surprising tonight would be if Stewie hit one out here.

    • BigBlueAL

      A single for Stewart is just as surprising.

  • Alkaline

    Thoroughly enjoy that three of us mentioned Nix as a professional ballplayer after his HR.

  • forensic

    Stewart gets a hit, Nix hits a homer, and yet Overbay can’t even freaking make contact.

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

    Did…did we knock Yu Darvish out of the game in less than 6 innings on the same day Nix and Gardner hit a HR and Stewart got a hit?

    What the Hell is going on here?

  • Eddard

    The lineup got Darvish out in the 6th and hit 3 HRs off him. That’s baseball, Suzyn.

  • Anderson Silva

    I wonder where the hell is Kevin Long to tell the batters to sit on the slider.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Ummm, looks like they have been.

  • Dan

    I saw this a few years ago and found it interesting then. I just remembered it and thankfully still had it saved in my favorites.

    http://www.bloggingmets.com/75.....e-imports/

    • Winter

      Unfortunately, given Darvish (and, to some extent, Ryu’s) success, we’re going to continue seeing big contracts for NPB players (yes, Ryu came from the KBO, but given that the KBO is inferior to the NPB, I think we won’t see huge signings from there).

  • Tom

    Darvish is throwing 31% sliders this year; I hate to say it but how long before he has elbow or shoulder problems? When you add in curveballs, he’s throwing over 40% breaking pitches (which is a ton for a starter)

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Yu Darvish has been stellar as an MLB pitcher. He’s given up HR’s to Brett Gardner and Jayson Nix.

    In the game is Neal Cotts, sporting a miniscule ERA despite being complete and utter scrap heap fodder.

    This is why you pay attention and respect numbers, but nothing in baseball is ever a straight line.

    Uggggggghhhhh, what a ruuuuuuuuush.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Two transformers just blew near my residence.

    For once, neither was mine.

    I need to get this in before mine does blow. Seems to be near.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Now four have gone.

    • DF

      Autobots or Decepticons?

  • Anderson Silva

    What a concept, the LOOGY comes in and retires 2 LHBs.

    • The Real Greg

      Helps if you have a good LOOGY

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Lefties had a .361 OBP against Cotts going into today. (.337 career)
        Logan .311 this year, .316 career

        • Dalek Jeter

          You shut your whore mouth with those numbers.

          • WhittakerWalt

            You can take those stats and throw them in the East River.

    • Winter

      The thing is, Logan hasn’t really been a LOOGY for a few years now. The last year there was significantly better vs. LHB than vs. RHB was in 2010, his first year with the Yankees. In 2011 and 2012 he was about the same vs. LHB as vs. RHB, and in 2013 he’s actually been better versus righties.

  • Dan

    I wonder if Seattle is watching Pineda progress in these minor league starts. They are going to feel terrible if he pitches like even a quality #3 starter the rest of the way this year.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Scratching my head at this move.

    • The Real Greg

      Kind of iify on it myself. But let’s see what happens.

    • WhittakerWalt

      It’s actually offensive. Do we really think Hiroki gets burned a third time?

    • Tom

      I don’t get it… if Logan doesn’t get him out, then Joba… then Robertson in the 8th.

      In a tie game, there’s a good chance he uses a bunch of arms if Logan can’t get Martin out.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Kuroda’s rolling but the dude is 38. He can’t go 100+ pitches all the time.

  • Anderson Silva

    Terrible move. Not to take Kuroda out, that I agree. But bringing Logan into the game is fucking terrible.

    • The Real Greg

      Well the other option was Joba, who was warming.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Logan’s usually fine as long as nobody’s on base.

  • Eddard

    Cruising along, might as well take him out and bring in a lesser pitcher.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Cookies for Boone!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Well….. Kuroda has to feel bad that Boone Logan was able to dominate him.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      I’m sure he doesn’t.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Every time Sterling pronounces Leonys Martin’s name I’m reminded of the “Lyonnaise potato” scene from Midnight Run.

    I can’t be the only one.

    • Wheels

      I love that scene.

  • TomH

    I just heard about that Cashman comment re ARod. Guy sounds like he’s having a mid-life crisis or had a snoot full. As dumb as his “failed starter” remark a few weeks ago.

    • Eddard

      What’s amazing is that Cashman said about Kevin Long, “Some people just aren’t good in front of cameras.” I hope he was taking about himself, too.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Last I checked Mariano doesn’t start games anymore.

    • Johnny Wise

      Yeah, almost as dumb as calling Toronto the “crème de la crème of the AL East.”

      • TomH

        You know if I were you, and if–as I think unlikely–you were watching the American League East recently, I would think about changing my screen name to Johnny Stupid.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    BS ump

  • Anderson Silva

    that’s not even close to a strike

  • Bo Knows

    Bullshit call Ump not even close

  • WhittakerWalt

    Time to make a horseshit pitcher look like an ace.

    • The Real Greg

      4-1 with a .49 ERA is horseshit?

      • WhittakerWalt

        Yes he’s been great in SSS this season, but for fuck’s sake the guy’s been out of the league for 4 years.

      • Tom

        Yes…. when the sample is ~18 innings.

        • The Real Greg

          I don’t know for a short reliever.

  • Anderson Silva

    So Cotts has a .361 OBP against LHB yet retires the 5 lefties he faced. Great.

  • Dan

    I would like to find a stat for how many times the Yankees went 3 up 3 down in an inning this year. I would imagine it’s a lot. They seem to do all their scoring in one or two innings and that’s it.

    • WhittakerWalt

      It’s probably a very ugly number.

  • Bo Knows

    So that bullshit to Cano was a strike but D-Rob throws pitches at the knees and those are balls

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Stewie!!1

  • forensic

    Two hits for Andrus and his sub-.300 OBP and sub-.600 OPS.

    That’s annoying.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Great throw by Stewart!!!

  • The Real Greg

    STEWART!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s actually close. Good swipe though it made it look like he was out by a mile.

  • Eddard

    Defensive catcher. Much better option than Romine.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Defensive catcher.

  • Anderson Silva

    VERY NICE throw

  • WhittakerWalt

    So Chris Stewart throws out a baserunner and suddenly we have to be amazed at what a “great” year he’s had?

    • The Real Greg

      That has been his strength this year. Throwing out baserunners.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Oh, I know. It’s the only thing he does well. That’s all they had to say, that he’s throwing out runners really well. Let’s not pretend the guy is some kind of revelation this year.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I thought ump called that pitch Stewart threw out Andrus on was a called strike.

  • Eddard

    Let’s hope Nathan is available.

  • Anderson Silva

    comon Adams, get on base so we can clear the third pitcher spot

  • Eddard

    It’s unlikely that it’ll be over after 9 since they’ll bring in their 2nd lefty for 1-5. I would go to anyone but Joba in the 10th. Kelley, Preston, Warren. Anybody else.

  • Anderson Silva

    Great farm system! They really teach them well down there.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Vernon Wells pinch-hit walk-off home run?

    [/a man can dream]

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    Going to the bottom of the ninth. Could someone remind me if the Yankees have had a walkoff win this year?

  • Mouse

    Should we even dare of thinking walk-off with this pathetic team?

  • Winter

    Short bench is Wells, Gonzalez, Romine, right? No point in PH-ing Gonzalez or Romine, so really just Wells (blurgh).

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    LOL. 4 pitch walk to Chris Stewart.

  • The Real Greg

    So does Gardner bunt here?

  • Eddard

    He walked Chris Stewart on 4 pitches! But here comes the lefty for 1-5.

  • forensic

    A four-pitch walk to Chris Stewart?

    That should be a releaseable offense…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Do not bunt Gardner. do not bunt gardner. do not bunt gardner. DO NOT BUNT GARDNER.

    • The Real Greg

      Looks like he won’t

    • WhittakerWalt

      Sterling thinks they should. So… yeah.

  • Winter

    If Gardner bunts, Ichiro needs to reach base. If he makes an out, they walk Cano and we have to rely on Hafner and Overbay.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Brett…5 straight out of the zone. What are you swinging at.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Brett…5 straight out of the zone. What are you swinging at.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    What the hell was that?

  • Guns

    Fucking umpires

  • Winter

    Oh man, that was really off the plate, man. Man!

    –Brett Gardner

  • Eddard

    I like the decision to swing away as long as they run Gardner here and get the same result. AJ won’t throw him out.

    • WhittakerWalt

      You were saying?

  • Anderson Silva

    this umpire sucks

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Don’t be a statue, Brett.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      bad jump

  • The Real Greg

    Brett has to go early.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…what a shit inning by Brett.

  • Eddard

    What an awful attempt there by Gardner. Not even close.

  • The Real Greg

    And he got thrown out.

  • Wheels

    Hell of a throw.

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

    Bleh. They’re gonna lose, aren’t they?

    • Dalek Jeter

      NO, NO THEY ARE NOT!!!

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

      …Never mind.

      In other news, I just saw a flying pig!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Ichiro sez NO!!!!

    • nycsportzfan

      Only if by losing, you actually mean winning! ICHIRO!!!!! Have some faith!

  • forensic

    Well, this hasn’t gone well…

  • Dalek Jeter

    ICHIRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Winter

    He was out by a mile. Like the choice to run, though. Hopefully this doesn’t mean Gardner won’t attempt another steal for then next week.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    ICHIRO WALK OFF SOLO HOME RUN

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Ichiro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    ICHIRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    ICHIRO!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard

    WHY NOT!!!!!!!!! ICHIRO HR!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    ICHIROOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Petebest

    Ichiro!!!!!

  • Dan

    oh my

  • Kramerica Industries

    WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

  • Anderson Silva

    worst speedy baserunner

    • Dalek Jeter

      You must be so much fun at parties. I mean shit, even forensic is pumped!

      • forensic

        Hey, I’m (almost) always excited for good stuff.

  • Eddard

    They hit 3 HR off Darvish and got him out in the 6th. Gardner, Nix and Ichiro all hit HRs. Unbelievable.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Completely believable.

  • WhittakerWalt

    He could hit 40 homers a year!!!
    Time for Sterling’s racist homerun call!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    WE HAVE NO CHANCE OF BEATING TEH DARVISH

    Eat shit.

    ICHIROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    GREAT GAME.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Hiroki gave up three runs. DISASTER. FAILURE. Season over.”

      /greg’d

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Did he say that?

        One giant salty bag of shit for Greg.

        Anyone else practically root for Texas in this thread? Please shame them below. I have a couple of guesses in my head, without even scrolling up.

        • The Real Greg

          I did not say that.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Doesn’t matter. You still thought it. Open your mouth and take the salty bag of shit.

        • WhittakerWalt

          It’s not really a direct quote. More like a medley of his greatest hits. He does think it’s a failure when one of our starting pitchers gives up more than two runs, and he’s been saying the season was over for about three weeks now.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Good enough for me. I’d say that counts. Greg said it.

  • Anderson Silva

    FUCK YEAH!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Most feel good win of the season??

    • The Real Greg

      I would say so. Next to the win in Tampa Bay.

    • Dan

      Next to that one sunday day game where we beat Dickey id say this is the best yeah. So improbable.

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

      Nah, that two out, two strike, no men on comeback in Tampa Bay was pretty badass.

  • your mom

    Holy shit! Ichiroooooo!!!!! Great win.

  • Pat D

    Nicely done, Eddard.

    • Pat D
      • Eddard

        Yeah well, I also thought the game was over earlier when it was 2-0 so you win some you lose some.

        • Winter

          Pro-tip: A 2-0 ballgame is never over in the 4th inning. I don’t care what lineup is facing what pitcher.

      • forensic

        Beat me to it. My computer wasn’t cooperating.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m impressed.

        Beneath all the shit-stirring lies a smart Yankee fan, I’ve always thought.

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    No one answered my question: Is this the first walkoff win of the year for teh NYY?

    • The Real Greg

      Yep.

  • forensic

    I know Nix hit one in between, but still, pretty good call Eddard.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6454581

  • The Real Greg

    Mike with the trivia.

    That was Ichiro’s second walk off homer. His first came against God.

    • WhittakerWalt

      THAT GAME NEVER HAPPENED

  • nycsportzfan

    292BA in June for Ichiro! So he hit 322BA with NY last yr, and is hitting 292BA in June this yr. So outside a mediocre start to the season, hes hit pretty freaking good for the yanks since coming over.

    • Winter

      OUtside a mediocre terrible start to the season, he’s hit pretty freaking good ok for the yankes since coming over for 1.5 out of the 4 months he’s been here.

  • The Real Greg

    THE White Sox just Luis Castillo’ed a win against the Mets.

    • WhittakerWalt

      stuart will be inconsolable.

  • Mike

    Well we did blow everyone away with the bid for Igawa.