Jul
25

Game 102: LOLineup

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I’m at a loss for words after seeing this afternoon’s lineup. Here, look:

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

There is one above-average hitter in that lineup relative to position. Watch them go out and score like 13 runs now. Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound, so hopefully he allows no more than -1 runs just in case that 13-run outburst doesn’t come.

It’s hot and cloudy in Dallas this afternoon, and there is no rain in the forecast. That is expected to come tomorrow, when the Yankees will be back in New York. This afternoon’s game will begin at 2:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (quad) will run the bases today for the first time since getting hurt prior to the All-Star break. He is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday, but he isn’t guaranteed to be ready at that time.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Leg-End

    I was gonna go take a quick shower and catch this game, now I’ve seen the lineup I think it will be a long shower instead.

    Come on Yankees and all that.

    • Brian S.

      Why aren’t you at work? Collecting handouts from Obama instead?

      • forensic

        You do realize that not every career/job runs on a simple little mon-fri 9-5 schedule, right?

        • Kramerica Industries

          Also, the political jab, joking or not, will almost never play well on this kind of blog.

        • forensic

          And not everything runs on Eastern Standard Time.

          • Former ACE MannyGeee

            Also, might not even be ‘Murican.

            • Brian S.

              Well then he’s a communist.

              • Leg-End

                Close, English.

      • BigDavey88

        Either I’m whooshing hard from sarcasm or you’re a huge doucher.

        • Brian S.

          That’s what’s great. Nobody knows whether I am serious or not!

          • Robinson Tilapia

            This is true. We never know whether you’re serious…..or the third Almonte triplet.

      • trr

        Keep the politics out of here. Please.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Sometimes I think someone should buy you a nice big fucking mirror for Christmas, Brian.

    • Leg-End

      I’m from England, 6PM starts rock.

  • Jacob the OG

    Well then

  • Cy Pettitte

    I can see why they don’t want ARod back, it would be quite a challenge for Joe to find a spot for him in that line up.

    • KD

      You owe me a cup of coffee. laughed so hard did a spit-take!

    • fat jeter

      I understand that we are getting pretty much zero production from the left side of the infield, but can someone please quantify just how much of an upgrade alex, in his current condition, would be on this team. 10%? 20%? 30%? Lets not forget just how over matched he was in the playoffs last year and the fact that he certainly wasn’t lighting the world on fire during rehab. There are a number of reasons he’s not on the team right now. one of which is that he’s really not that good of a baseball player anymore.

      • LK

        His wRC+ from last season would be 2nd on this year’s team.

        • fat jeter

          that’s a great stat and a decent point, but this is not last season. that shit just doesn’t carry over year to year. I mean do you really think if you plug him in the lineup everyday you’re going to get anything close to that? Go back and watch his at bats against detroit and baltimore from last year’s playoffs. that is alex rodriguez.

          • LK

            You’re saying watch his ABs while he had a torn labrum in his hip and that’s what he is after the labrum has been repaired? The doctor said he literally had 0 range of motion in the hip at that point. I’m not sure if he’ll be as good as he was last year, but I do think he’ll absolutely be way better than the dreck they’re throwing out there now.

            • fat jeter

              I get what you’re saying. He represents somewhat of an upgrade, my question is, just how much of an upgrade and is all his baggage worth that type of upgrade in production. And reports on his swing during rehab, especially his last game, was that he was still just using his arms to generate power and not using his lower half — just like in the playoffs.

              • LK

                Oh there’s definitely risk involved, don’t get me wrong. At this point though the other options are so putrid he almost has to be worth it though.

                • fat jeter

                  almost worth it is right on the money.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Yeah but this team crushes lefties so it should be good.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    OMGZ TEH LILLIBRIDGE IZ BATTING SECUND

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh dear.

    Can Holland top his 92 pitch CGSO of last month? Tune into YES and see!

  • stuart a

    of there many horrible lineups this season this may be the worst. that is saying alot. THomas Neal been up about a week not 1 AB, girardi said he would DH against lefties…

    nunez 5th and adams 6ht, man this is a marlins lineup..

  • LK

    Other than Gardner getting a day off, what’s the difference between this and their lineup every day?

    • Winter

      Cano’s DH-ing, which means there is yet another faceless AAA utility infielder in the lineup than usual.

      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        Don’t forget Stewart is a huge upgrade over Romine.

        • Winter

          Fuck, I didn’t even notice Romine. I guess I’ve trained myself to sort of skip over the bottom third of the lineup every day.

      • LK

        Sure, but given the DH production lately, is that a difference?

    • vicki

      18.42% of the team’s onfield performance; quite the difference, wouldn’t you say?

      “brett gardner is a total stud.”

      http://baseballplayersalaries......tt_Gardner

      • Wheels

        Wow, 18.42% of the team’s onfield performance for just 1.25% of the team’s total payroll. Not bad, not bad at all.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Wally Pipp, anyone? Mesa might just unseat Gardner, or Adams with Cano

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    45 for Adams. Now I really don’t get it. 22 is now open because all three of them have been DFA’d or released.

    This is just getting silly.

  • BFDeal

    Longest spring training ever.

    • LK

      Comment of the year.

    • Yankee Fan 1

      I legit LOL’d

  • nycsportzfan

    To bad that they coulden’t of rushed the Soriano trade along. I’d of thought Cashman would of been on that with Holland on the horizon.

    Either way, i’m glad Mesa and Adams are in the lineup. I got a feeling about the young kids today. I hate to say it, but i kinda like the lineup today.

    We got Romine, Nunez, Mesa, and Adams all in there. Thats kinda exciing against a lefty in my opinion. These kids all hit in the minors, and still have a small enough sample size to possibly expect better performances. I’m excited today!

  • jim p

    Can we just start pumping PEDs into all the position players? There really should be an MLB exception for when half your lineup are minor-leaguers and most of the rest have been rejected by every other team in the past year.

    • LK

      How do you know the players aren’t already taking PEDs?

      • forensic

        If they are, then it’s the best argument yet that it really doesn’t help you in baseball.

        • LK

          I think we’ve got plenty of circumstantial evidence that players who suck still suck on PEDs. Look at the full list of guys to test positive or the Mitchell report. You’re right that the 2013 Yankees would be irrefutable though.

  • Dan

    What a shitty lineup. If they don’t make a trade going into Tampa, they’ll get swept.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Was this sort of thing ever done before for an all-time great? I mean giving gifts and/or holding a short ceremony in each city he visits. I can’t remember.

    • LK

      They did it for Chipper Jones last year. I don’t know of any examples before that, but I’m just going off memory.

      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        They gave him gifts and all that before the games in EACH city? I don’t remember that.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

          They did as far as I remember.

          • Darren

            Pretty sure the first time this happened was with Nolan Ryan in 93. Also Cal Ripken if I can rememebr.

            But Mo is the first guy to do something special on his own — meeting with longtime employees of the opposing club and other fans in that city.

    • BFDeal

      They also did it when Bobby Cox retired.

    • Eddard

      I love it. They’re paying their respects. Same will happen to Jeter but Jeter might not announce it before the season.

      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        Yeah I’ve always thought Jeter will be forced out by age & performance. I can’t imagine him walking away while he can still play.

  • Eddard

    I think Hiroki could throw up goose eggs for 9 innings, problem is Holland will throw them up for 10. They need Soriano, though I love Nuney in the 5 hole.

  • JLC 776

    Man, why did we ever cut Billy Crystal… he’d look great in that 2-hole right now.

    • trr

      TWSS
      (sorry)

  • nsalem

    Lillibridge has gotten on base vs Holland 6 times in 13 PA and has homered off him.

    • JLC 776

      Hmm… maybe there is a method to the madness.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kinda funny how the Yankees always face Derek Holland in day games.

  • JLC 776

    Brent Lillibridge is destined to become immortal. He will have a game this year where he plays all 10 positions (including pitcher and DH) in a single game.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ve mentioned this before but, getting in the way-back machine, I once created a team in Pure-Stat Baseball on my C64 as a kid named “All-Bert” in which a 1975 Bert Campeneris played all nine positions at the same time.

      They weren’t very good.

  • forensic

    15 pitches for Holland. Way behind the pace of the last game. Victory!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Vernon Wells batting cleanup this year:

    244/289/293

    #masher

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      #feared

    • forensic

      Elvis Andrus and his league worst SLG at DH.

      Everybody forgetting how many outs there are.

      Mo wearing a cowboy hat.

      Somebody must’ve spiked the water in Texas this week.

  • Eddard

    Let Nuney fly here. Get him home and let Hiroki do the rest.

  • Jacob the OG

    Wait how is david adams aloud to wear 45 if Zoilo is on the DL? You can’t wear the number of a player on the DL can you?

    • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

      *lurks*

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      I’ve always thought that, but the Yankees have no clue at this point what to do.

      They finally just burned 60.

  • Eddard

    The first team to score 1 run will win this ballgame.

    • FIPster Doofus

      So probably the team with the good hitters on it, then (hint: not the Yankees).

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        Hey! we have a star in Cano and a league average player in Overbay. That’s enough, right? :(

    • Robinson Tilapia

      SUDDEN DEEEEEATH BEISBOOOOOOOL

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    yep

  • Robinson Tilapia

    They must not have bases where Melky Mesa learned how to play baseball.

    • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Oh god. IETC

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m on day three of being home sick. I’m practically hallucinating at this point.

        Thank God I feel well enough to go back to work tomorrow.

        • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

          Hah, hallucinating and going back to work…sounds promising.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Fun times ahead.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)
      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        My favorite part is A-Rod like “WTF?” Poor guy doesn’t get many chances to play the hero.

  • Eddard

    They’ve actually gotten 2 base runners resulting in an insta-DP and an insta-pickoff. Well done.

  • nsalem

    should be called in the major leagues where he doesn’t belong.

  • Former ACE MannyGeee

    Oh wow, Melky 2.0 getting caught in a pickle. Melky 1.0 would have never done that.

    #ducksunderdesk

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Quit sounding like my wife, Manny.

      I still can fool her with a random “HEY LOOK ITS MELKY.”

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    At this point I really am interested to see if Holland can pitch a CG with a lower pitch count than last time.

    • LK

      He’d need to average 9 pitches an inning for the next 6 innings to do so.

      So in other words, yes he totally can.

      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        Very do-able.

  • stuart a

    they are not scoring today.

    melky does not know how to run the bases, remember a pinch running play he did last season and did not score. forget the details but he is clueless.

    i cannot see a way they score today….

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      Don’t forget Cano, the $200 million man, hacking at every pitch thrown to him. Eh? Ehhhh???

    • JLC 776

      The epic game against Oakland where he missed 3rd?

  • nsalem

    quiz ans john wettland i think

  • JLC 776

    My God… more ARod drama. How is it possible that every month brings more and more to The Saga.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Daniel Barbarisi@DanBarbarisi
    Cashman conference call with beat writers coming in about 10 minutes. Soriano? A-Rod? Anybody’s guess at this point.

    this should be good

    • JLC 776

      Soriano with fifteen “Not going to answer” questions about ARod from the writers… that’s my bet.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I bet we get something, actually, even if it’s an explosive soundbyte that gets blown out of proportion.

        • JLC 776

          “Shut the fuck up, Lupica!”

  • Wheels

    I don’t think Mo is gonna be wearing that cowboy hat and boots the Rangers gave him.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Lillibridge is an impressive defender.

  • forensic

    15 pitches for Holland in the 1st inning. 30 total in the last 3, including just 7 in the last one.

    Guess they felt bad that he might’ve had to break a sweat in the 1st inning.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    John Wetteland is the first former player who actually looks half his former size after retirement rather than twice his size.

    Any health concerns with him I don’t know about?

    • Brian S.

      Michelle Obama and her big-government thugs have been forcing him to diet and exercise.

      • trr

        This smacks of sarcasm, (always the protest of the weak) but still has no place on this blog

  • Cy Pettitte

    this will be their best chance to get their 1 run

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL
    Alex Rodriguez will undergo further treatment in Tampa, with the hope he’ll play in sim game or rehab game on August 1. So, not Friday.

    lame

    • forensic

      BOOOO!!!

      Bastards, I needed him back in the lineup on August 3rd. They’re going to push it back just far enough for us to miss him in the games we’re going to.

    • FIPster Doofus

      So he’s still kind of a long way away, relative to the amount of time left in the season. That really sucks.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    steal third, steal home

  • Angelo

    Runner in scoring position with no outs and the Yankees don’t score…

  • Brian S.

    Nunez is a star.

  • FIPster Doofus

    This team is painful.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I thought we had a chance to win by Eddard rules there. Oh well.

  • mitch

    i’m glad the Yankees weren’t deceived by Mesa’s 40% strikeout rate against AAA pitching…this kid is has earned regular ABs

  • Crime Dog

    I love the “no more doctors, let’s play ball” statement. Then, the team has him see another doctor today. I just love it.

  • Former ACE MannyGeee

    Oh man, I can’t wait for the comment thread on the post on A-Rod’s conference call. This whole thing is becoming an absolute shit show.

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      Becoming an absolute shit show???

    • forensic

      No wonder they need to cut payroll. They need to have the extra money around so they can bribe doctors to say what they want.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        ????

        • forensic

          It was a poor attempt at a joke.

          Move along, nothing to see here…

  • JLC 776

    Unnecessary, unfounded statement time: This is Kuroda’s last start for the Yankees (assuming he doesn’t use his no-trade clause).

    • Brian S.

      Hope so. Look what the Cubs got for Garza. The Yankees could get a badass prospect or two for him.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    So…a fluke April is the only reason this team isn’t DEAD last in most offensive categories, am I right?

    Currently:

    14th in wOBA ahead of only the Astros
    14th in wRC+ tied with the Astros and ahead of the White Sox
    14th in AVG tied with the Mariners and ahead of the Astros
    14th in HR ahead of the Royals
    14th in ISO ahead of the Royals

    I stopped looking after that…

  • HTD

    Brent Lillibridge has a wRC+ of -62 so far this year. NEGATIVE 62!!! I just saw this and almost fell out of my chair

  • JLC 776

    So the ARod announcement just means that MLB will issue its discipline prior to July 31st, right?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It also means Dr. Gross is a fucking dead man.

  • JLC 776

    And you all saw this, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZp4oh4ObE

  • Eddard

    We still have a puncher’s chance here. The Rangers have not scored the fatal 1st run yet. If we can put a run across Hiroki, Drob and Mo can close it down. First one to score 1 run wins the game.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      SUDDDDEN DEATH BEIIISBOOOOOOL!

  • JLC 776

    We are winning this game, putting us a solid 3 and 4 for the road trip (which isn’t bad at all considering the competition). If we then take 2 of 3 from Tampa at home, we can say we made it .500 during the toughest stretch of the season to date. Then bring back a few much needed names, and things will start to turn around.

    Positivity, folks.

  • JLC 776

    Fuck yeah!

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Brent FUCKING Lillibridge!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi is a genius batting Lillibridge 2nd

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    really young looking guy!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Lilibridge!

  • Eddard

    They’ve got the run! 1-0 WIN! MAKE IT HAPPEN PITCHING!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    #2 HITTER.

    EDDARD RULEZ MEAN YANKEEZ WIN OMGZ

  • BigBlueAL

    Lillibridge is beginning to grow on me, in a good way lol.

  • Crime Dog

    Lillibridge has taken some decent swings since he’s been up, so that’s a plus I guess.

  • JLC 776

    They are pitching to Cano. Amazing.

  • SDB

    Forget negative wRC, Lillibridge gets a pass from me for now for just putting bat on ball with a RISP.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Easy call. Sit the fuck down Cano and consider swinging at strikes.

  • Jack P

    WTF Cano you do know how to run right?! What the fuck.

  • BigDavey88

    THE LILLYMONSTER!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Wait, why are they still playing?

    • Winter

      I think it must be a double header.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I think this is going to cost them.

  • JLC 776

    C’mon, Nuney…

  • stuart a

    don’t laugh ROmine is actually hitting decent recently. some doubles..

    that was a miracle, need Kuroda and pen to pitch a shutout…

  • The Real Greg

    Two things:

    1. Kuroda, you’re the ace. Make it stick.

    2. This organization is a total joke. From the farm system to the structure to the players they have signed. And this whole ARod thing is out of hand and is the latest example of it.

  • Wheels

    Good throw Romine.

  • BigBlueAL

    Romine player of the game!!

  • The Real Greg

    Uh oh…..

  • FIPster Doofus

    Cone is killing it as usual.

  • JLC 776

    Beltre always makes me nervous.

  • JLC 776

    Until I look back at these, at least. http://imgur.com/a/n6Nhh

  • FIPster Doofus

    That slide was scary. Pretty sad that the Yankees can’t afford to lose an OF with an 87 wRC+.

  • Wheels

    Ichiro playing hard.

  • BigBlueAL

    I love looking up games at BBR when announcers who are former players bring up old stories like Singleton just did about Guidry. He was 100% spot on with his recollection of the game. This is not the first time too, Ive noticed all of Singleton’s stories are usually 100% accurate. That is very rare because most of the time former players when they tell stories like that are way off.

  • BigBlueAL

    Glad Girardi is keeping Hiroki in. Wont 2nd guess it if it doesnt work out.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Veeeeeeeeernon!

  • JLC 776

    Hell of a battle inning right there.

  • The Real Greg

    Pirates were down 7-3 in the 9th inning and score 4 runs to tie the game against the Nats.

    • forensic

      …off one of my fantasy team’s closers.

      • Winter

        And taking the win from one of my fantasy team’s starters.

    • Gonzo

      Bryce Harper with the HR to end that game too. Very interesting.

  • Gonzo

    If anyone can make this 1 run stick it’s the warrior, HIROK!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow that’s brutal, should have been another run.

  • JLC 776

    DAMMIT

  • SDB

    Romine can hit?!

  • Wheels

    Aw man.

  • forensic

    Damn ground rule doubles…

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankee offense has had no luck in Texas this week. Granted they have had no power as well.

  • The Real Greg

    Bounce kills the Yankees.

  • PFOJ

    Sterling keeps going on about Tony Clark’s ground rule double in the 2004 ALCS. It’s bad enough I have to follow the 2013 Yankees, I really don’t need to be reminded of the 2004 ALCS ever.

    • BigBlueAL

      I still dont know if Sierra scores if it stays in play. It was hit in pretty shallow RF. Wouldve needed a funky bounce off the wall which is common at Fenway I suppose.

  • Former ACE MannyGeee

    Imma say it, Romine has turned the corner and is earning his playing time that he won’t get.

    • The Real Greg

      Yankees are so desperate for offense that they will take it from anywhere. That’s why Hafner is on the bench.

    • Jacob the OG

      Actually mike said that about 1 minutes ago via twitter

  • Cy Pettitte

    wish we could have a staff of 5 Kurodas

  • Jacob the OG

    Please tell me someone else is listening to Coney tell about the Jay-Z concert and how he was hanging out with Just Blaze? The fact he went to the concert surprised me but know just is what blew my mind.

    • JLC 776

      He’s come a long way from the guy who masturbated in the Mets bullpen…

    • nsalem

      I’d imagine Cone has done lots of things which would blow lots of minds.

      • Jacob the OG

        Like playing tug the slug in the bullpen?

        • RetroRob

          That was pretty proven wrong, but the story is far more interesting. Print the legend…

  • Eddard

    Hiroki has done his job. Another shutout through 7. They are handing the ball to Drob and Mo with the lead. The offense and Hiroki did their job today.

  • JLC 776

    Another leadoff hit?

  • Pseudoyanks

    Good News: I’m on Long Island and surrounded by great pizza options.
    Bad News: I’ve missed the whole game.
    Looks like another Hiroki pitch a shutout or lose game, huh?

  • SDB

    Hiroki’s been fucking awesome. Again. I’m going to be pissed off when his name won’t come up in the Cy Young discussion.

    • JLC 776

      He’ll finish strong and win the Cy-Young… in a Pirates uniform.

      That was his last inning as a Yankee.

      • The Real Greg

        Pirates don’t need him. Pirates have pitching.

        Braves would be an interesting option.

        • JLC 776

          I could see that – though I wasn’t thinking hard at all about the team he’d end up at; just stirring the ‘Kuroda will be traded’ pot.

        • Jacob the OG

          I can see it now, BJ Upton for Hiroki

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        In the unlikely event the Yankees attempt to trade Hirok, and Hirok agrees to waive his NTC, I rather doubt he’d waive it for the Pirates.
        Maybe the Dodgers. I’d be surprised anywhere else.

    • The Real Greg

      That would only be because he was a Yankee. Felix proved you can win the Cy Young without a great 2in/loss/record.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        But Felix had much better peripherals to go with it.

    • Eddard

      He is a Cy Young contender who didn’t even make the ASG. That was a travesty. Leyland should never manage the ASG again for how he botched Hiroki and Mo’s situations. If the Yanks make the playoffs Hiroki should win Cy Young and Girardi Manager of the Year.

      • FIPster Doofus

        But Tillman and his awesome league-average ERA couldn’t be left off the team.

  • Gonzo

    HIROKMASTER GENERAL!!!

    Yes, I’m yelling.

  • Jacob the OG

    WHY DO THEY KEEP GOING TO SECOND BASE?

  • JLC 776

    I know I’m just kind of piling on here, but would it kill players to run hard all the way to 2B on those corner hits? Maybe you draw a really errant throw or something? I know it’s hot, and I’m really not leveling this just at Cano… just annoys me sometimes.

    • The Real Greg

      On this team, unless it is absolutely necessary, don’t push it because something is bound to happen.

      • JLC 776

        Ha! Fair point… still two slots open on the Quad Team.

      • Jacob the OG

        I disagree, the offense has been so starved take every chance you get unless it is 100% impossible

        • JLC 776

          I think you’re missing Greg’s injury driven sarcasm there!

  • Cy Pettitte

    huge insurance run, nice

  • SDB

    Whew. Almost thought that was a DP there.

    • Gonzo

      TWSS

  • JLC 776

    Perfect throw to get Nuney there.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    That run ruined their chance at appeasing Greg by getting their first 1-0 win of the year. Which matters to Greg because…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Jeff Quagliata
    ?@yestoresearch
    Yankees with 5 extra base hits for the 12th time this season and the first time since July 4th. (They had 40 5+XBH games last year)

  • CC Sabathia

    Ohhhh, so this is what it means to be an ace! got it.

  • JLC 776

    I want the garbage time HR here.

  • Wheels

    Romine! great game

    • RetroRob

      Romine is much better than what he showed early on. I say play him again tomorrow.

  • JLC 776

    NUNEY!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Ruled a base hit

    • Hardy

      I lol’d.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    #HIROK

  • JLC 776

    Great game. Still in this.

  • The Real Greg

    You’ll take a split in TexAS

  • SDB

    Well, that turned out well. I’ll raise a beer to Hirok tonight.

  • Wheels

    Mo should maybe rethink that retiring decision.

  • PFOJ

    They scored eight runs in a four game series against a playoff contending team and managed a split. God bless this pitching staff.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they scored 7 runs over 4 games and won 2 out of 4 so I guess I’m good with that

    • Cy Pettitte

      8 runs*

      • PFOJ

        I made the same mistake initially. That run in last night’s game seems to have never happened.

  • BigBlueAL

    3-4 on this road trip in the end isnt that bad.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    Probably already discussed but, the pressure of trying to win with mostly a less than desirable line-up, is starting to get to Girardi. I’m referring to Nuney’s lead-off double. Why in the blue F did he not have Adams bunting ?! Wasted opportunity that could’ve cost the game. Then followed by that G.R. double that cost us a run, I feared the worst. Girardi then does a 180 and has Ichiro bunting following another lead-off double. Maybe the line-up and guys following in the order had something to do with his decision.

  • yankeepowerhouse2013

    who’s laughing now moron…
    attention mr. stats man (also known as mr negative moron)
    this lineup is good you idiot

  • True Pinstriped Blue

    Wow. haha