Jul
23

Game 100: Just Win Get An Extra-Base Hit

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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.

Categories : Game Threads

323 Comments»

  1. kenthadley says:

    “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.

  2. Eddard says:

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

  3. Big Member says:

    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

  4. Dalek Jeter says:

    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 says:

      “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.”

  5. The Walking Injuried says:

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

  6. forensic says:

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

  7. WhittakerWalt says:

    WE’LL DO IT LIVE!!!

  8. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  9. Vern Sneaker says:

    Anthony Weiner should be available soon.

  10. Cuso says:

    You’re the worst architect in the world!

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

  11. Cuso says:

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

  12. Kramerica Industries says:

    KRod to the Orioles.

    Not sure what to think of this.

    • Oy says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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) says:

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

        • forensic says:

          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 says:

            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.

  13. Carlos Danger says:

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

  14. dkidd says:

    more bats please!

    sellers:

    giants
    padres
    white sox
    brewers
    marlins
    astros

    mariners?
    nationals?
    blue jays?

    don’t give up on 2013!

  15. Pasta says:

    Sori still pissed yankees traded him
    Making us wait now.

  16. Anderson Silva says:

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

  17. Wheels says:

    Finally, here’s the game thread.

  18. Pasta says:

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

  19. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Off to a great start.

  20. Anderson Silva says:

    opponents have no trouble getting extra base hits

  21. AGarcia says:

    Lifetime ban for A-Rod?

  22. Eddard says:

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

  23. forensic says:

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

    Off to a great start.

  24. Pasta says:

    And here we go

  25. Dan in Athens says:

    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 says:

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

      • Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

        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 says:

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

        • Dalek Jeter says:

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

          • Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

            • Dalek Jeter says:

              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 says:

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

              • Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

        • Dan in Athens says:

          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 says:

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

  26. Tom says:

    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.

  27. Anderson Silva says:

    popup master Vernon Wells..

  28. forensic says:

    Bat Nunez cleanup!

  29. Eddard says:

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

  30. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    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.

  31. Anderson Silva says:

    can’t catch a break man

  32. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  33. Wheels says:

    Cruz might have trapped it.

  34. Dalek Jeter says:

    That looked like a trap…

  35. Anderson Silva says:

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

  36. Pasta says:

    Really need to pick up Carlos yankee killer Pena.

  37. Lukaszek says:

    24 innings without an XBH. Amazing job comrades

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  39. forensic says:

    Mesa needs to swing a little harder…

  40. Anderson Silva says:

    EXTRA BASE HIT!!

  41. Wheels says:

    Mesa ripped that!

  42. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    Holy shit! XBH’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Leave it to Melky to end the streak.

  44. Kramerica Industries says:

    EXTRA BASE HIT!!!

  45. fabricio says:

    Melky 2.0!!! yes a double

  46. forensic says:

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

  47. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  48. Pasta says:

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

  49. Kramerica Industries says:

    BACK TO BACK. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  50. WhittakerWalt says:

    Already our best hitter.

  51. Anderson Silva says:

    wow, back to back…amazing

  52. fabricio says:

    Romine what is this!!! doubles galore

  53. Dalek Jeter says:

    AUSTIN ROMINE!!!

  54. Tom says:

    What is this madness? back to back XBH?

    It’s a Festivas Miracle!

  55. Tom says:

    What is this madness? back to back XBH?

    It’s a Festivas Miracle!

  56. Eddard says:

    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.

  57. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  58. Dan in Athens says:

    What the hell is happening?

  59. forensic says:

    Nice Romine!

    Showing some signs of life lately at the plate.

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    Adamsmania -> Zoilomania -> Melkymania

  61. Wheels says:

    Nobody out still

  62. Cuso says:

    We don’t need no stinking power!

  63. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    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

  64. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  65. forensic says:

    Four straight hits!?!?!?

    I didn’t know that was allowed.

  66. Wheels says:

    Right on

  67. Dalek Jeter says:

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

    YAY RBI

  68. SDB says:

    What is that weird looking crooked thing on the scoreboard?

  69. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  70. Cuso says:

    For the love of Kevin Mmahat!

  71. Anderson Silva says:

    now we are catching some breaks, nice!

  72. Anderson Silva says:

    now we just need our superstar to deliver the crushing blow

  73. Dalek Jeter says:

    Damnit Robbie.

  74. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  75. Anderson Silva says:

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

  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    robbed again ugh

  77. Dan in Athens says:

    Seriously?

  78. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    Are. You. Shitting. Me…

  79. Cuso says:

    Bah. You farging corksucker.

  80. forensic says:

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

  81. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  82. WhittakerWalt says:

    Two runs feels like an offensive explosion.

  83. forensic says:

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

  84. Dan in Athens says:

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

  85. Eddard says:

    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.

  86. Pasta says:

    Heres where Hughes gives it all back.

  87. Anderson Silva says:

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

  88. Dalek Jeter says:

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

    Love Coney mentioning Fangraphs.

  89. jay says:

    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.

  90. Cuso says:

    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

  91. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    That’s strike 3

  92. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hughes should have gotten 1 of those 2 pitches

  94. Dan in Athens says:

    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)

  95. Anderson Silva says:

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

  96. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    Wow… Talk about inconsistent strike calling tonight.

  97. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  98. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  99. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  100. forensic says:

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

  101. Cuso says:

    Wishful thinking YES

  102. Dan in Athens says:

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

  103. Dan in Athens says:

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

  104. Tom says:

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

  105. nsalem says:

    Sundberg and Pudge

  106. Cy Pettitte says:

    XBHs for everyone

  107. SDB says:

    Another extra base hit? What is this, Christmas?

  108. Dalek Jeter says:

    ALL TEH DOUBLES

  109. Anderson Silva says:

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

  110. forensic says:

    Even Wells gets an XBH?!?!?!

    Craziness.

  111. Cuso says:

    Vern Srs.’ Got a fly ho!

  112. nsalem says:

    who you sitting with Papa Vern?

  113. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  114. your mom says:

    When it rains, it pours.

  115. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    Lillibridge earning his paycheck… Hot damn

  116. Anderson Silva says:

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

  117. flamingo says:

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

  118. Anderson Silva says:

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

  119. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

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

  120. Cuso says:

    RAB malfunction? Or am I just tripping?

  121. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  122. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Cuuuuuuuuuusoooooooooooo…….

  123. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

    Unreal defense from Texas tonight.

  124. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  125. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  126. Wheels says:

    Good shit Gardner.

  127. SDB says:

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

  128. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Hughes now has a lower ERA than Sabathia.

    I wish that was a good thing.

  129. Eddard says:

    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.

  130. Avi says:

    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.

  131. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Matador defense

  132. forensic says:

    Nice play Lillibridge…

  133. Failed ACE MannyGeee says:

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

  134. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, this is escalating quickly.

  135. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Cuso Osuc Osuc Cuso

  136. forensic says:

    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.

  137. Dan in Athens says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  138. Kramerica Industries says:

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  139. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Fuck Boone, Hughes could’ve done that.

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    just lol. they might never win again.

  141. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores says:

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

  142. Leg-End says:

    Do we sell again now?

  143. nycsportzfan says:

    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.

  144. Wheels says:

    Demoralizing.

  145. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  146. your mom says:

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

  147. The Real Greg says:

    Another Cashman failure by not replacing Boone Logan by now.

    Forget Soriano, just start selling and getting younger.

  148. nycsportzfan says:

    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.

  149. Winter says:

    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?

  150. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores says:

    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.

  151. WhittakerWalt says:

    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.

  152. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  153. WhittakerWalt says:

    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 says:

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

  154. Dalek Jeter says:

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

  155. forensic says:

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

  156. Dalek Jeter says:

    test.

  157. Wheels says:

    What a play Robbie.

  158. Who_is_the_Man says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

      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.

  159. Rolling Doughnut says:

    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.

  160. Wheels says:

    That was some play by Cano before.

  161. Rolling Doughnut says:

    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.

  162. stuart a says:

    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 says:

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

      • stuart a says:

        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.

  163. forensic says:

    What a play Gardner!

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

  164. Wheels says:

    Sick catch by Gardner.

  165. Dalek Jeter says:

    ?osuC, pirt eht seog woh

  166. Matt says:

    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 says:

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

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      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.

  167. Tom says:

    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!”

  168. The Real Greg says:

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

    • Winter says:

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

  169. Dan in Athens says:

    Where’s Hafner?

  170. Dan in Athens says:

    Thank God, no GIDP possible.

  171. forensic says:

    Well, that was interesting.

  172. forensic says:

    Nunez!!!

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice. I hate Joe Nathan.

  174. Dan in Athens says:

    Get Mo and Drob up NOW

  175. BigBlueAL says:

    !!!!

  176. Winter says:

    Nathan’s on my fantasy team so…

    FUCK YES! NUNIEEEEEE!

    Also there goes the helmet.

  177. Winter says:

    BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENT!

  178. forensic says:

    YES!

  179. The Real Greg says:

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

  180. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Woahhh… we came back? Is this real life?

  181. BigBlueAL says:

    The triple that saved the season!!

  182. Winter says:

    Nathan: “You’ve gotta be shitting me”

  183. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Robbed

  184. Rolling Doughnut says:

    WOW

  185. Dan in Athens says:

    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 says:

      Dead!

    • Otter says:

      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?????

  186. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    I’d rather see Stewart here.

  187. Rich says:

    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

  188. Wheels says:

    Do your thing Mo.

  189. Eddard says:

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

  190. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  191. forensic says:

    Nice win!

  192. Wheels says:

    nice little win.

  193. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Nice, and much needed, win.

  194. SDB says:

    God I love Mo.

  195. BigBlueAL says:

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

  196. Eddard says:

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

  197. darren says:

    We play today, we win today. Das it.

  198. stuart a says:

    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 says:

      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!

  199. WhittakerWalt says:

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

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