Game 100: Just Win Get An Extra-Base Hit

Injury Updates: Jeter, A-Rod, Phelps, Grandy
Phelps allows two runs in first minor league rehab start
(Ronald Martinez/Getty)
(Ronald Martinez/Getty)

The Yankees have not had an extra-base hit in 22 innings now, not since Eduardo Nunez doubled off John Lackey in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game. They haven’t hit a single homerun since the All-Star break and their last 20 hits overall have been singles. That’s awful, and to make matters worse, it’s the second time they’ve had a stretch of 20+ hits without an extra-base hit this month (!). It’s very hard to win when you can only move batters one base at a time. I’ll settle for some shots down the line or into the gap, but let’s hope the Yankees manage to actually hit the ball over the fence tonight. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Alexi Ogando:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Lyle Overbay
  5. DH Vernon Wells
  6. SS Eduardo Nunez
  7. 3B Brent Lillibridge
  8. LF Melky Mesa
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound for the Yankees is right-hander Phil Hughes, who is making his first start of the traditional second half.

It’s another hot but clear night in Dallas, and there’s no threat of rain. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Try to enjoy.

Rotation Update: The newly-acquired Matt Garza will make his first start for the Rangers tomorrow night. Derek Holland will be pushed back to Thursday’s series finale. Thursday’s started had been listed as TBA until the Garza deal.

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Injury Updates: Jeter, A-Rod, Phelps, Grandy
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  • kenthadley

    “And on the mound for the Yankees is right-hander Phil Hughes, who is making his first start of the traditional second half”…..and maybe his last start for NYY.

  • Eddard

    With Garza and Holland now lined up against us we’ll need to take this one to avoid being swept.

  • Big Member

    On some news:

    1) according to mlb memes group on facebook arod has been suspeneded for the rest of his career. well he got what was comming for him.

    2) my inside souces are also reporting that yaks are close to getting soriano back in a trade. i dont really understand this move yankees are strong at 2B they need a 3B now that arod is gone forever. unless cashman wants to let robbie go after this year…speculations for everyone

    • Crime Dog

      wut

      • Dalek Jeter

        Use the RAB search function to look up Big Member. He’s a running gag.

        Also, Big Member, funny as ever. Better than some of your recent work. The only thing is your first point is apparently completely legit.

        • Big “Nostradanus” Member

          wow turns out i even suggested yankees to aquire soriano last year…and I m pretty sure that I ve uncovered the fact that arod was still on roids here on RAB. time to change the handle…

          http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....-35-80340/

          • Dalek Jeter

            Yes. This is back when you were at the top of your game. Do these more.

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      You might be my favorite tng about tonight, and it’s only 8pm.. Well done, Member.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Yes Flash, the Yankees are bringing in Soriano to be the Right Handed Pinch Hitter off the bench and not plug him into the everyday lineup. I swear Big Member up there would be a better commentator than some of the guys currently doing the job.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “If you’re a Joe Girardi and your lineup’s been a little light in the power department, Soriano might be your man.”
      “If you’re an Alfonso Soriano and the Cubs are scuffling a little bit, maybe a change of scenery is just what you need.”
      “If you’re a Travis Hafner and you’re going through a little bit of a tough stretch, maybe a few days off is just what you need.”
      “If you’re a Vernon Wells and you’re going through a little rough patch, maybe you bring in an Alfonso Soriano to spell you once in a while.”

  • The Walking Injuried

    It’s sad when I look more forward to watching the O’Reilly factor than a Yankees game.

    • trr

      For God’s Sake man, get a hold of yourself!

    • Pat D

      That is the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.

      For a multitude of reasons.

    • Lukaszek

      Not tryin to judge but man that’s pretty sad

    • Elephant

      Knowledge is power. Follow him up with Hannity if you are smart. Which it sounds like you are. USA USA

  • forensic

    My fantasy team is turning into the Yankees. Everyone gets injured, then they come back and get injured again.

  • WhittakerWalt

    WE’LL DO IT LIVE!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      Reply fail.
      This site is a mess.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Still got the reference. That video is nothing short of hilarious.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m surprised Mike didn’t give his annual spiel about “100 games” here.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Anthony Weiner should be available soon.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    You’re the worst architect in the world!

    (Wh-wh, wh-wh-wh-wh-whhhhhhh)

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    K-Rod to the Orioles, Soriano says “not ready for Yanks yet”

  • Kramerica Industries

    KRod to the Orioles.

    Not sure what to think of this.

    • Oy

      If Brewers got a solid prospect for a reliever who has a 3.73 xFIP and is gone after the year, you have to consider putting bullpen pieces like Preston and Boone on the market.

    • forensic

      Not that I know anything about the prospect, but it doesn’t seem like they gave up much. I’m sure he’ll help them a bit, but I’m not sure he’s a huge difference maker.

      There will definitely be cries for him to close after Johnson’s next BS though (if there aren’t already).

      • Oy

        Delmonico would’ve been a top 10 prospect in our system. 20 year old, 125 wRC+ in A+. Hits for power, walks with low BA. Reminds me of Austin, just a corner infielder.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        fwiw
        —–
        Delmonico was #Orioles’ No. 4 prospect, according to Baseball America. BA said, “His ceiling is as a first-division corner infielder.”

        • forensic

          Based on the two replies, maybe he’s a little better than I thought, which makes it not as good a trade. I was just basing it on the numbers which don’t seem to be overly impressive to me. Oh well…

          • Oy

            I don’t see how K-Rod’s 3.73 xFIP and 3.23 SIERA are impressive enough for a top 5-7 prospect from a good system. That’s an amazing return for half a year of an average/above average reliever.

  • Carlos Danger

    I was really hoping that Soriano would be playing in this game. We desperately need power right now.

  • dkidd

    more bats please!

    sellers:

    giants
    padres
    white sox
    brewers
    marlins
    astros

    mariners?
    nationals?
    blue jays?

    don’t give up on 2013!

  • Pasta

    Sori still pissed yankees traded him
    Making us wait now.

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      LOL WUT?

  • Anderson Silva

    what’s the record for consecutive innings without extra-base hits?

  • Wheels

    Finally, here’s the game thread.

  • Pasta

    Hughes oh shit whats the over and under on how many dingers he gives up tonight.
    3/6

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Off to a great start.

  • Anderson Silva

    opponents have no trouble getting extra base hits

  • AGarcia

    Lifetime ban for A-Rod?

    • Pasta

      No way
      He will take it to court and win

      • AGarcia

        It would be great for Yanks if this is for real

  • Eddard

    Texas looking for 1 in the 1st to clinch the ballgame.

    • forensic

      lol

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      Ok, I’ll admit it. I laughed…

    • WhittakerWalt

      Boat Race.

  • forensic

    Mesa playing that ball terrifically, Nunez can’t catch the throw…

    Off to a great start.

  • Pasta

    And here we go

  • Dan in Athens

    From the Cubs beat writer within the last hour – Soriano has not yet been approached about an actual deal, wants to play full time, hasn’t talked to the front office directly and won’t make any decisions until he hears from the later about an actual deal.

    https://twitter.com/search?q=gdubcub&src=typd

    • Pasta

      He wants to play everyday in the field
      What do you do with granderson.

      • Failed ACE MannyGeee

        Yikes. Believe it or not, this might be a deal breaker for me. He is a defensive liability. He will be the worst OF on the team of the 5 (6 if you include Almonte)…

        I like Soriano (alot) as a 4OF/RHDH but as an everyday COF, I am not a fan.

        • forensic

          Wells is terrible defensively. I find it hard to believe that Soriano is worse than him.

          • Failed ACE MannyGeee

            Yeah, it’s true. Wells is bad, Soriano is worse.

            • Failed ACE MannyGeee

              As per conversation below… Redacted.

        • Dalek Jeter

          UZR disagrees, according to it he’s better than Wells (who has gotten regular reps out there).

          • Failed ACE MannyGeee

            Well shit. For real? Come on, there’s no way that’s true

            • Dalek Jeter

              Yup, I was amazed. Sori’s UZR is +4.3 and was almost +12 last season. Vernon is at 3.7 and was .9 last season. Granderson (I know it’s different because he’s a CF) was at -18.1 last season.

            • forensic

              Soriano’s had a positive UZR in 7 of the last 8 years. Wells, not so much.

              • Failed ACE MannyGeee

                I am actually MORE surprised at how high Sorianos numbers are rather than how low Wells’ are. I’ll be damned

        • Dan in Athens

          And since he has played one game a 3rd back in 2009, he instantly becomes by far the best third baseman on the roster.

          Seriously, you’d let him play RF at home and LF on the road until Granderson comes back, and then he stays in the field against lefties, DH vs. most righties. Hafner gets cut.

      • Dalek Jeter

        CF Gardner
        RF Ichiro
        SS Jeter
        2B Cano
        LF Soriano
        DH Granderson
        1B Overbay
        3B Cruz
        C Stewart

  • Tom

    I’d like to thank Ron Washington for doing his best Joe Girardi imitation and giving the first out of the game to the pitcher.

  • Anderson Silva

    popup master Vernon Wells..

  • forensic

    Bat Nunez cleanup!

  • Eddard

    Nuney gets us on the board! In the hit column.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Sweeny Murtit
    ?@YankeesWFAN
    Tonight’s Yankee lineup has combined for 55 home runs this year. I wonder if they can catch Roger Maris.

    I’d laugh if it wasn’t so depressing.

    • forensic

      LOL

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      That’s pretty funny

    • WhittakerWalt

      They can’t.

  • Anderson Silva

    can’t catch a break man

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Wow, Cruz with a monster catch. Texas is gonna miss him when BiogenesisGate blows through the Lone Star State.

  • Wheels

    Cruz might have trapped it.

    • Wheels

      nah, guess not.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That looked like a trap…

    • Pat D

      /Ackbar’d

      • Dalek Jeter

        I expected somebody to post the video.

        • Pat D

          Just when you think you got the answers, I change the questions.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            + Hot Rod

  • Anderson Silva

    that ball touched the ground.. once again they get screwed

  • Pasta

    Really need to pick up Carlos yankee killer Pena.

  • Lukaszek

    24 innings without an XBH. Amazing job comrades

  • Cy Pettitte

    did My9 go to a black screen with no sound for anyone?

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      No, it was your TV being surprised the Yankees got an XBH. Hiccuped in disbelief.

  • forensic

    Mesa needs to swing a little harder…

  • Anderson Silva

    EXTRA BASE HIT!!

  • Wheels

    Mesa ripped that!

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Holy shit! XBH’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Leave it to Melky to end the streak.

  • Kramerica Industries

    EXTRA BASE HIT!!!

  • fabricio

    Melky 2.0!!! yes a double

  • forensic

    What the hell was that? Mesa didn’t just stop at first base.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wait…how’d he go to second?! I thought when the Yankees get a hit they can only go 1 base at a time?????

  • Pasta

    We have more offensive power on the railriders team
    Yeah melky.

  • Kramerica Industries

    BACK TO BACK. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • WhittakerWalt

    Already our best hitter.

  • Anderson Silva

    wow, back to back…amazing

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    XBH parade!

  • fabricio

    Romine what is this!!! doubles galore

  • Dalek Jeter

    AUSTIN ROMINE!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      YCPB

  • Tom

    What is this madness? back to back XBH?

    It’s a Festivas Miracle!

  • Tom

    What is this madness? back to back XBH?

    It’s a Festivas Miracle!

  • Eddard

    Yeah, wouldn’t dare give those AAA kids a chance to prove themselves while Hafner and Wells hit .150. Already with a double from one of the kids.

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Holy shit. We don’t need that Soriano scrub, look at all teh doublez!

  • Dan in Athens

    What the hell is happening?

  • forensic

    Nice Romine!

    Showing some signs of life lately at the plate.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Adamsmania -> Zoilomania -> Melkymania

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      Forgot Pronkmania and Venonmania and Loverbaynia before that….

    • Lukaszek

      Adamsmania -> Zoilomania -> Melkymania -> Musteliermania -> Bichettemania

  • Wheels

    Nobody out still

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    We don’t need no stinking power!

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Don’t look now, but the Yankees have something going. I got to take a leak, but I am not getting up. I don’t want to miss a thing

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gardner should really be looking to run here. Puts all sorts of pressure on Ogando to not walk Ichiro.

  • forensic

    Four straight hits!?!?!?

    I didn’t know that was allowed.

  • Wheels

    Right on

  • Dalek Jeter

    That would have been an “OMG” type of play if he had somehow gotten Gardner there

    YAY RBI

  • SDB

    What is that weird looking crooked thing on the scoreboard?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Hughes’ ERA

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Wow, even the Ichiro bullshit infield single thing is working tonight.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    For the love of Kevin Mmahat!

    • Pat D

      Sad that I recognize that name.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Had the baseball card.

  • Anderson Silva

    now we are catching some breaks, nice!

  • Anderson Silva

    now we just need our superstar to deliver the crushing blow

    • forensic

      That sure was a crushing blow…

      to the rally.

    • Pasta

      Gidp
      Yup 10 years

      • WhittakerWalt

        OMG because no star player ever hit into a double play before.
        *cough* Derek Jeter!

    • Wheels

      Robbie really flying there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Robbie.

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Damn. Needed Cano to put something in the outfield there.

  • Anderson Silva

    pathetic AB by Cano… he got a hanger and couldn’t hit. Great way to set an example

  • Cy Pettitte

    robbed again ugh

  • Dan in Athens

    Seriously?

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Are. You. Shitting. Me…

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Bah. You farging corksucker.

  • forensic

    Anytime they want to stop making diving catches would be fine with me.

  • Dalek Jeter

    What the fuck is it this season with every fucking outfielder turning into late 90s Andruw fucking Johns against us?!

    • Dalek Jeter

      Jones…Idk what was going through my mind there.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Two runs feels like an offensive explosion.

  • forensic

    Two runs are cool, but I can’t help but feel like they still let a great opportunity get away there.

  • Dan in Athens

    If a certain team across the street had guys who could catch like that, Tony Romo would have as many rings as Eli.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hahaha…that’s a good one.

  • Eddard

    Phil’s got his 2 runs, he needs to make it stick. Go 7 strong, hand it over to Drob and Mo with the lead and he’ll have done his job.

    • Dan in Athens

      And if I get six numbers right on Wednesday, I’ll be $165 million dollars richer.

    • Frank

      You’re dreaming.

  • Pasta

    Heres where Hughes gives it all back.

  • Anderson Silva

    they better score another 5 or 6 runs, Hughes is about to implode

  • Dalek Jeter

    Don’t like how hard they’re hitting the ball off of Hughes

    Love Coney mentioning Fangraphs.

    • forensic

      When are teams not hitting the ball hard off him?

  • jay

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....ade-market

    This article pretty much sums up why the Yankees are in BIG trouble moving forward. Without the ability to sign any significant players through free agency, what hope do the Yanks have other than to suck for years and try to draft and develop young talent, something they’ve struggled to do for quite some time. Look at the free agent classes after this season and next…there’s no one. Sadly, I think we’re looking at a significant rebuilding period going forward. Just hope it doesn’t take 15 years this time to get back to the series.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Kevin Mmahat is like Archie Graham. If I was Ray Kinsella, I’d bring back Lou Gehrig as an apology to my father and then pick up 18-year old Kevin Mmahat on the side of the road as I’m driving cross-country with Don Cheadle so Kevin could get his second chance.

    ….I dropped some acid about 20 minutes ago

    • Dan in Athens

      You weren’t doing that with Hughes in the clubhouse, were you?

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

        Nope. It was me and Romine. We kept going until the smudge came off his face.

    • Dalek Jeter

      OMG, please please please live blog your acid trip through comments!!!

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

        Ok. I’m currently staring at Alexi Ogandi and a little critter just hatched from the bump on his cheek.

        • Dalek Jeter

          That is amazing!!

        • Pat D

          Let me know when you see visions of Roy Williams and Coach K raping Boeheim.

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

            I have the program from my first ever game at the Carrier Dome from ’86.

            Jimmy is on the cover with thick horn-rimmed bespectagoggles and a vomit-colored corduroy sports jacket.

            Uber-trippy

            • Pat D

              That would do it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    That’s strike 3

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      And strike 4.

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    How come every time they say “Let’s look at that home run at Yankee Stadium”, it’s always Hughes pitching?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hughes should have gotten 1 of those 2 pitches

  • Dan in Athens

    Love Profar. Unless your name is Trout, Harper, Machado or Buxton, I doubt there’s anyone I’d deal straight up for him. (Assuming, of course, TNSTAAPP)

  • Anderson Silva

    Hughes had Profar struck out with the 5th and 6th pitches. Unfortunately umpires are out to screw the Yankees lately.

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Wow… Talk about inconsistent strike calling tonight.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Just waiting for Hughes to give up a homer so Sterling can say “of course that’s Hughes’ bête noire, the home run.”

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      Sterling is too, he loves that shit.

  • Dalek Jeter

    A guy who struggles with 2 strikes getting squeezed? Talk about frustration.

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      Exactly , like strike 3 isn’t elusive enough for him.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now the YES crew doesn’t know how many outs there are.

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      That was awesome. They even threw me off, I was walking for the dugout… Er bathroom

  • forensic

    Geez, now the MY9 music people don’t know how many outs there are? What’s going on down there???

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Maybe they counted strike 3 and 4 to Profar as an out?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wishful thinking YES

  • Dan in Athens

    Awesome, My9 just started playing the end of the inning music with only two out. Producer fail.

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      They call that “pulling a Nunie”

    • Dalek Jeter

      Third time in 2 days somebody forgot how many outs there were.

  • Dan in Athens

    This poor girl in the Audi commercial thinks he’s giving her a soul…

  • Tom

    Good job by Phil pitching around the umpire in that inning.

  • nsalem

    Sundberg and Pudge

  • Cy Pettitte

    XBHs for everyone

  • SDB

    Another extra base hit? What is this, Christmas?

  • Dalek Jeter

    ALL TEH DOUBLES

  • Anderson Silva

    not a popup from Wells.. this will definitely be a win for us

  • forensic

    Even Wells gets an XBH?!?!?!

    Craziness.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Vern Srs.’ Got a fly ho!

  • nsalem

    who you sitting with Papa Vern?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I would love to commission an ARod centaur painting for my man cave by Vernon’s father

  • your mom

    When it rains, it pours.

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Lillibridge earning his paycheck… Hot damn

  • Anderson Silva

    Mesa has a huge swing, you can clearly see why he struggles making contact

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      But when he connects, boy….

  • flamingo

    Gameday is telling me the Yankees hit some doubles. Huh. Picked the wrong time to go eat.

    • Elton Cod

      Looks like you picked the wrong time to stop sniffing glue.

  • Anderson Silva

    Ogando threw 3 FB right down the middle and Romine couldn’t hit a single one.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Was coming back from work when Melky doubled. Just in case anyone forgot, THAT is the Melky Mesa Waysa.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Thank you, Jar-Jar

    • Dalek Jeter

      I can’t not say your name in a Jar-Jar Binks voice.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    RAB malfunction? Or am I just tripping?

    • Failed ACE MannyGeee

      It’s seems to be hiccuping tonight.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Both.

    • Pat D

      Didn’t you admit you were tripping?

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

        Yes. I was just wondering if that was the reason.

    • forensic

      Too much offense and XBH’s. It doesn’t know how to handle it.

  • WhittakerWalt

    At last! Suzyn with a “changing speeds, hitting spawts” reference. It had been a while.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cuuuuuuuuuusoooooooooooo…….

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Agh! !!

      Don’t speak in long words, ill freak out!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        C

        U

        S

        O

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

          (To self) “it’s not real, it’s not real.”

          • Pat D

            Is it safe?

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Unreal defense from Texas tonight.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    With the way Hughes pitches in Texas, I demand that Big Member look into how we an trade him, straight up, for Profar.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      You stole my beans!

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Mesa doing his best Nunie impression, losing his hat and all..

  • Wheels

    Good shit Gardner.

  • SDB

    Nicely done Gardy. I thought that would be Hughes’ obligatory HR.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Hughes now has a lower ERA than Sabathia.

    I wish that was a good thing.

  • Eddard

    Nova is our #2 and Hughes is now our #3. I don’t think I’d trade either one or the starting pitching will suffer. Keep sitting Hafner and good things will happen.

  • Avi

    Trade Cano, Kuroda, Jeter, Hughes, Joba (bag of balls), Pettitte and God.
    If you think this is bad for the team you’re entitled to your opinion but you’re dead wrong.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Ole’

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Matador defense

  • forensic

    Nice play Lillibridge…

  • Failed ACE MannyGeee

    Nunez tried his best to airmail that ball… Like, on the turn I thought it was in the seats

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, this is escalating quickly.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cuso Osuc Osuc Cuso

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Bad trip!

      I must stab Kerwin Danley in the eye to relieve this pressure in my brain!

  • forensic

    I like Girardi pulling Hughes there even with the low pitch count. Too often he leaves him out there too long and then the inevitable homerun strikes. I’d rather take my chances with the bullpen the rest of the way than Hughes.

    • forensic

      Well, that didn’t work out. That was very Hughesish, Logan.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Boone did it for him. No worries.

  • Dan in Athens

    The story of Phil Hughes’ career – when he is the SP, there’s a good chance that someone else is finishing the sixth. I’d blame Lillibridge, but the defense has saved him numerous other hits tonight. Please let this be the end of Yankee pain and make him someone else’s.

    • Pego

      There was absolutely no reason for Girardi to take Hughes out with 80 pitches in the 6th. So don’t blame Hughes for what Girardi and Logan did.

      • The Real Greg

        Remember the Mets game and David Wright homered off of him? Yeah you were whistling a different tune then.

  • Kramerica Industries

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Fuck Boone, Hughes could’ve done that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    just lol. they might never win again.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Unbelievable. Now they can’t even win games where they take three run leads. Are you kidding me?

  • Leg-End

    Do we sell again now?

    • Cy Pettitte

      yes, Alfonso Soriano isn’t fixing this mess

  • nycsportzfan

    This teams done. Don’t bother making any trades. A bunch of guys who can’t run 90feet without pulling something, and ugly contracts, and guys who shoulden’t even be on a triple AAA team , let alone MLB team. Trade Kuroda for prospects.

  • Wheels

    Demoralizing.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Haha, let’s hear more about what a shut-down reliever Logan is.
    Boone Proctor, the LNOGY.

  • your mom

    This team. . . . . . . . . . WOW.

  • The Real Greg

    Another Cashman failure by not replacing Boone Logan by now.

    Forget Soriano, just start selling and getting younger.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Shhh, certain RAB posters will tell you Logan’s a GREAT reliever.

  • nycsportzfan

    I borderline just have no intrest left in this team. Its so hard to say, because i’ve watched the 1990 team all season long, and this teams actually in the hunt at least, but its just such a bad team. Its so hard to watch, and so freaking boring.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Adios, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Winter

    Just got here. From what I can tell:

    -Yankees finally got some XBH, and from the least likely places.
    -Bad stuff just went down.

    Anything I’m missing?

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    My take: He should have left Hughes in until at least the runner got into scoring position. Maybe even then, but at least until then.

    Of course, since I didn’t actually say this BEFORE the home run the 20/20 hindsight people are going to annoy the Hell out of me.

    • The Real Greg

      With Hughes, when a runner is standing at home plate, he’s in scoring position.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Jeez, really. This is an internet problem. We don’t always feel like typing every decision “we” would make out.

    • Kramerica Industries

      So many fucking hard hit balls finding Rangers gloves.

      This is not helping.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Classic no-win for Girardi. He’ll probably get killed for taking Hughes out. But if he leaves in Hughes and Moreland gets him, he gets criticized for not bringing in the lefty.
    When he does nothing he gets killed. When he does something he gets killed. Bottom line is the players have to do their jobs.

    • The Real Greg

      Thank you.

    • stuart a

      true. Logan did not do his job for a change.. he is either great or a disaster no in between with him…

    • John

      I’m actually ok with the move .. bc phil hughes was giving up hits that inning … its not his fault logan has been terrible vs lefties …

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, um, anyone see this 0ffense scratching at least two more runs across tonight?

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

      Yes! Absolutely!

      Bazinga.

  • WhittakerWalt

    This is the part where the Yankees don’t get another baserunner for the rest of the game.
    On that note, I’m going to go get some beers.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Holy crap. I mean, those were some good beers and all, but look what I missed?
      I love being wrong.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t like the move to pull Hughes…but I understand it.

  • forensic

    Oh good, it’s time for the contractually required camera shots and talk about Nolan Ryan.

  • Dalek Jeter

    test.

    • forensic

      It’s been a rough night for the site. Glad it’s not just me.

  • Wheels

    What a play Robbie.

  • Who_is_the_Man

    Wow,
    Tough night around here. Biogenesis got everyone down?

    • BigBlueAL

      Biogenesis might be the only positive thing to happen to this team this year if it means a lifetime ban for Arod getting rid of his salary.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Just arrived, and looking at the line, it appears that we’re dealing with another Boonie hiccup. Too bad, Girardi should have left Phil in to do the honors like he usually does.

  • Wheels

    That was some play by Cano before.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Guess I didn’t miss much it was less painful working OT tonight. From the line, it appears that we’re dealing with another Boonie hiccup. Too bad, Girardi should have left Phil in to do the honors like he usually does.

  • stuart a

    in the car most of the game so had the rangers broadcasters. did not see logan do his magic. again the stats do not tell how ineffective he is.anyone know how many homers logan has given up to lefties this season and overall?

    Cano with a great AB top of the 8th. they should definitely give him $200 mill because he is twice as good as Pedroia!!!!insanity…..

    anyone think they are scoring another run????you are in a small group if you think that is going to occur…

    the lillibridge error how bad was it?

    Joba continues to fool absolutely no 1……

    • forensic

      That was the 3rd homer by a lefty off Logan this year. Righties have hit two.

      • stuart a

        thanks. 3 homers is alot for a supposed LOOGY.

        that was morelands 2nd homer against a lefty…

        logan f’s up again.

        postgame should be classic drivel..guys give the effort trying hard blah blah blah.

  • forensic

    What a play Gardner!

    Since that first inning, there’s been some terrific defense by both teams tonight.

  • Wheels

    Sick catch by Gardner.

  • Dalek Jeter

    ?osuC, pirt eht seog woh

  • Matt

    The bottom line is this. The ownership and stupid fans will try to write this season off as something like, “we could not have anticipated this many injuries, we had some horrible luck.”

    BS.

    Every year, this team of older players has tons of injuries. Last year they lost Teixeira for a month, A-Rod for 2 months, Swisher was battling nagging injuries all season, etc.

    The difference is that last year’s team had capable backups to keep them in the race, and this year they left the team with no depth due to greed.

    How different would this lineup look with Chavez at 3B, Swisher at 1B, Martin behind the plate, Ibanez/Gomes/somebody serviceable in LF? Leaving your team with no bench is not bad luck, it’s just stupid. They wouldn’t be in first place with those guys, but they’d be right in the race and have a fighting chance until the injured players returned.

    • The Real Greg

      I agree. Scrooge McSteinbrenner forced Bob Cashit’s hand.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I didn’t realize 26, 27, 32, and 33 were considered old…especially when baseball considers it’s peak years for players 26-31 ish.

      I’m not saying it’s all on the injuries, but they play a HUGE role.

      • The Real Greg

        I think the injuries allowed the real faults of the structure of this organization to shine through.

  • Tom

    4-5-6 coming up, so they might do some damage.

    Overbay/Wells/Nunez.

    Thinks to self “Hmmm…I though it was the middle of the order? …wait, that IS the middle of the order!”

  • The Real Greg

    I request that Mike go Shakespearean with the description of the offense. “Where for art thou offense?” “My kingdom for an offense” etc.

    • Winter

      Unfortunately “wherefore” means “why,” so that one might not work. “To score or not to score” might work though.

  • Dan in Athens

    Where’s Hafner?

    • The Real Greg

      Swinging and missing at whiffle balls in the cage.

  • Dan in Athens

    Thank God, no GIDP possible.

  • forensic

    Well, that was interesting.

  • forensic

    Nunez!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice. I hate Joe Nathan.

    • Rich

      Lol, why?

  • Dan in Athens

    Get Mo and Drob up NOW

  • BigBlueAL

    !!!!

  • Winter

    Nathan’s on my fantasy team so…

    FUCK YES! NUNIEEEEEE!

    Also there goes the helmet.

  • Winter

    BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENT!

  • forensic

    YES!

  • The Real Greg

    And Joe Nathan’s crappy career against the Yankees continues.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Woahhh… we came back? Is this real life?

  • BigBlueAL

    The triple that saved the season!!

  • Winter

    Nathan: “You’ve gotta be shitting me”

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Robbed

  • Rolling Doughnut

    WOW

  • Dan in Athens

    What the fuck happened to the Yankees I knew? This could be the best night of the season. But you guys are going to let it be the worst. Oh, “we’re afraid DIA,” well not me.

    Maddon, deadman. Farrel, dead. Washington, dead. Leyland…

    • Wheels

      Dead!

    • Otter

      DIA is right. Psychotic, but right. We could take them with conventional arms, but that could take years and cost millions of lives…

      Now is the time to rally around Mo, and Aura and Mystique (strippers or Yankee legend).

      Who’s with me?????

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I’d rather see Stewart here.

  • Rich

    This game is the anti-Sox v Yanks from Sunday. Tremendous defense all around, hopefully we can close it out. What a play by Andrus

  • Wheels

    Do your thing Mo.

  • Eddard

    EDUARDO NUNEY HAS JUST SINGLE HANDEDLY DEFEATED THE TEXAS RANGERS!!!!!!!!! NUNEY! LIKE A GLOVE! KLFA;DNF;AKSDKFMMSDAFKMKAMDMSKAF. WE’RE GOING TO SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT!

    • Winter

      And that, ladies and gentlemen, was Eddard climaxing.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees have had some bad luck tonight offensively. A rare game where they have somehow managed to score 5 runs but should easily have a few more if it werent for Rangers web gems.

  • forensic

    Nice win!

  • Wheels

    nice little win.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice, and much needed, win.

  • SDB

    God I love Mo.

  • BigBlueAL

    Every time Im ready to quit on this season they manage to win a game like tonight.

    • stuart a

      ditto…

  • Eddard

    HOW APROPOS NUNEY MAKES THE LAST OUT! WHAT A COMEBACK!

  • darren

    We play today, we win today. Das it.

  • stuart a

    wow. i thought they were toast. nathan against murderes row, wow.

    could have been 1 of the worste losses of the season but become a top 5 win for the season…

    miracles do happen. the 25 pitches Nathan threw yesterday may have affected things today, and also the umps strike zone.

    nunee good for you… way to contribute, and nix’s backup lillibridge came up with a big hit…

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Gardner’s 14 pitch a/b last night was a thing of beauty even if he did fly out at the end of it. Don’t know if it factored into Nathan’s performance tonight but every little bit helps. No way Nathan is pitching tomorrow.

      I like Lillibridge & would rather deal or designate Nix when he comes off the d/l.

      Nunez should be the starting shortstop even after “the Captain” comes back.

      I’d resign Hughes & Chamberlain over the winter.

      Great win!

  • WhittakerWalt

    That’s the difference between Mo and any other closer, right there.