Jul
28

Game 105: Godzilla

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Was there anyone who didn’t love Hideki Matsui? He was one of those rare players who appealed to everyone. Godzilla was insanely productive and he played every single game, at least early in his Yankees career, plus he was controversy-free and as classy at it gets. It was impossible not to love him.

Matsui, who turned 39 last month, will officially retire as a Yankee today. He signed a one-day minor league contract with the team this morning, and he will sign his retirement papers on the field during a pre-game ceremony. If you were lucky enough to get to the Stadium super early, you probably walked away with one of the Matsui bobbleheads as well. Godzilla was one of my most favorite players ever and it’s a bittersweet day to see him officially call it a career. He was a perfect Yankee.

Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander Matt Moore:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. DH Vernon Wells
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. 3B Brent Lillibridge
  8. 1B David Adams
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound in what could be his final appearance as a Yankee is right-hander Phil Hughes. The trade deadline is Wednesday and the team has reportedly been “aggressively pushing” Hughes on the market as they seek offensive help. If this winds up being his final appearance in pinstripes, hopefully he goes out with a bang.

It’s cloudy, cool, and humid in New York right now, and there is a chance of showers in the not-too-distant future. It isn’t expected to be anything that could postpone the game, but there might be a delay in the middle innings. The Matsui ceremony is scheduled to start at 12:45pm ET and the game at 1:05pm ET. You can watch all of it on YES. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Oh, yeah, Derek Jeter (quad) has been activated off the DL. To clear room on the roster, Travis Hafner (shoulder) was officially placed on the 15-day DL … Jayson Nix (hamstring) is with the team and will be activated off the DL for Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers … David Phelps (forearm) will make another minor league rehab start on Tuesday … Curtis Granderson (hand) could rejoin the team in time for next weekend’s series against the Padres.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Dalek Jeter

    Look at that, 5 of our first 6 players in the line up are legitimate major leaguers. And they’re almost hitting all in a row!!!

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Who’s number 5? The only MLB caliber hitters in the lineup are hitting 1-4.

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        Ichiro is a legitimate major leaguer.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Fair enough, I guess he’s not a bad 4th OF.

  • trr

    A fan-boy in an earlier thread said how A-rod single-handedly won the 2009 championship .
    It is to laugh….
    Thanks Hideki for 2009. Thanks for EVERYTHING !

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hideki totally won the World Series for us, but we’re not even in the series if it wasn’t for A-Rod. Dude hit over .400, was on base over half the time, and slugged well over 1.000 over the first two rounds of the playoffs that year.

      • trr

        Point is, nobody does anything single-handedly. Every team has it’s outstanding players, and A-rod was great in that post-season, but nobody does it alone….

        • jjyank

          Normally I’d agree with you, but Plouffy is right. A-Rod threw the Yankees over his shoulder and carried them to the World Series. Sure, other players helped as well (CC was the ALCS MVP if I remember) but there is no way, no way, the Yankees are playing the Phillies in the Series without A-Rod’s heroics.

    • Brian S.

      Cognitive dissonance.

    • forensic

      Matsui was arguably better in the WS (in a much smaller sample than A-Rod, and it was largely just one game), but A-Rod was FAR better the rest of the postseason. Because Matsui’s performance was in the clincher, and against Pedro, I think it gets vastly overrated.

      • vicki

        that, and because he’s not a-rod.

    • RetroRob

      The fan-boy was probably reacting to the generally negative A-Rod comments. He always gets blamed when the Yankees don’t make it past xx round in the postseason, and those same people who do that also don’t want to give A-Rod credit for his great contribution in 2009.

      No single player carries a team to a World Series. A-Rod, Matsui and C.C. played a huge part in the 2009 championship, although A-Rod from the start of the postseason to the World Series win was the most important hitter.

      • trr

        No doubt he is an absolute lightning rod for criticism . I’ m not a hater, and anyway, how can you blame the guy for signing the contract he was offered? If he does play for us this season, he’ll be under the microscope again. The issues with this team run far deeper than A-rod, however. But as long as he’s on the roster and getting paid, his presence will be an issue. Part of the price of fame, I guess.

        • LazzariScooter

          because he falsified the contents pf his physical makeup and personal character which have a direct link to his historic inability to fulfill this agreement. The illegal drugs and serial lies have literally destroyed this man’s career and the only sin the Yankees made was in trusting this corrupt man in anyway.

          Yeah, so screw Hank. Damn him for trusting this immoral,lying and cheating bastard for any guarantee monetary sum.

  • Winter

    I’m determined not to get my hopes up about returning players staying on the field, but a lineup with Jeter and Granderson in it looks vastly differently from the lineup we’re used to seeing.

  • Stick with Hughes.

    Over the last 30 days Hughes has had a 2.63 ERA. I know the team is looking to move him out but that production is pretty hard to reproduce. I know he’s been so inconsistent, but unless we’re getting a hitter with some years of control what’s the point? Who exactly will be replacing him in the rotation?

    • LazzariScooter

      Thank God for the naivety of the Hughes fan club. They are the living embodiment of Charlie Brown chasing the football and getting embarrass each and every time.

      Hughes was only rotten thing at today’s otherwise perfect Sunday in New York:

      -Yankees win
      -Legendary Yankee and Revered Ballplayer, Hideki Matsui, Honored
      -Jeter bringing back some classic Yankee “Mystic and Aura”. Moment og the Year, IMO
      -Ichiro, 4-4, thus grinding the Haters mad, Sorry, Axisa
      -Walk-off win from old fan favorite, Soriano

  • Oy

    You know what makes me really scared? Amaro is calling teams to let them know that Papelbon and Young are available. I can just imagine the ownership making a move to acquire Paps in the winter to replace Mo. That’s scary.

    • jjyank

      Ew. Just the thought of Poopelbon in Pinstripes makes me want to vomit. Youkilis? Fine. I never really hated him, I just enjoyed making lumberjack jokes at his expense. But I really hate Papelbon.

      • Brian S.

        Yeah, definitely not down.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      No chance in hell.

  • Kramerica Industries

    There is not a game in the world I hate more than the proverbial “salvage” game of a three game HOME series, because I firmly believe the “salvage” concept does not, and cannot, exist in these scenarios.

    As long as the Yankees figure themselves to be a playoff contender, I figure them to win 2/3 at home in any given series. Sometimes, they’ll sweep. Sometimes, they’ll drop 2/3. That happens. But you know what? If they’re gonna lose 2/3, I’d rather it be them dropping the rubber game. As it is, they are in danger of getting swept, at HOME, by a division rival in what was tantamount to a potentially season-changing series this weekend. And that is unforgivable.

    I will watch. But I cannot be happy regardless of the result today. It is already a lost weekend in the Bronx.

    • Winter

      A win is a win. I don’t care if its the third win in a row or the fifth or the first.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I get this approach, but here’s what I’m getting at:

        Even if the Yankees win today, what is your main take-away from this series, both in the immediate aftermath and looking back later on in the season? What you see is a series where the team, in their only home series in an 18 game stretch after the ASB, lost 2/3 and was in danger of getting swept by a division rival, in what was unquestionably a key series, both at the time and potentially down the road, too.

        As the years have gone on, my approach has shifted. I’m not as much of a game-to-game person anymore. I look more series-by-series, and roadtrip and homestand-long. The Yankees have not had a winning homestand since, holy shit, the middle of May? They went 4-4 in the Mets/Red Sox/Indians one, 4-5 in the Dodgers/Rays/Rangers one, and 5-5 in the Orioles/Royals/Twins one (LOL at 3-4 against KC and Minnesota).

        Again, my expectations are molded entirely by the expectations the organisation places on the team. Fair or not, if the ownership wants to (foolishly) say they are building a “championship-calibre roster” then I am going to expect according results from the team. And the results I’m seeing are not results that leave me satisfied.

        I root for the Lightning in the NHL and the Bucs in the NFL, first and foremost. I can handle losing. That’s not the issue. But if the Yankees aren’t going to be fielding a championship-calibre roster, then don’t lie to my g-ddamned face and tell me that they are, Hal. Take your two-faced BS and fuck yourself.

    • vicki

      it’s probably time to start approaching games as singular experiences, not as stepping-stones to october.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I’ll just direct you to the above. No need to repeat myself.

  • http://Www.projectneox.com ProjectNeo

    Was that Matsui’s wife there? I thought he alway kept her out of the public life.

    • sangreal

      I thought it was his mom

      • sangreal

        Yeah, it was his dad, mom and brother

  • Wheels

    Great vibes with Hideki!

  • Jag

    Nice ceremony for Matsui, was nice to see. It looked like Pettitte had a few tears in his eyes too. They shared a lot together.

  • Kramerica Industries

    On a related note, holy shit, when in fucking hell did the 2013 Rays become the ’98 Yankees or something? WHAT THE FUCK is with this 21-3 stretch they are on? There is simply no way in hell they are THIS GOOD of a team. It’s fucking nauseating.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Maybe it’s the insane energy provided by their home crowds.

      Heh.

      • Kramerica Industries

        There is one person I know who is a Rays fan, but otherwise is almost like a carbon copy of who I am as a person. I might actually go to the Giants/Rays game next weekend to catch up with him before he heads off to North Carolina.

        Honestly, I do wish there were more Rays fans like him. Guy is pretty effing brilliant when it comes to sports and the Rays.

    • Brian S.

      Amazing what a team full of good young players and not decrepit has-beens can accomplish. Maybe the Yankees should try that one day.

      • jjyank

        No doubt the Rays have out developed the Yankees in recent years, but getting to draft guys like Longoria and Price sure do help.

        • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

          It’s pretty nauseating, though, when they can flip a legit ace pitcher like James Shields off on a dumbass like Dayton Moore, get a middle of the lineup hitter like Wil Myers, and the starting pitching doesn’t even miss a beat.

          I mean, holy fucking hell. This isn’t even a Cashman bashing attempt here. The Yankees simply won’t ever be able to get deals like that to go their way. Dayton Moore is such a fuckhead.

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            James Shields isn’t even an ace, that’s why the trade is so annoying.

            They traded a great #2 for a top 5 prospect in the game.

  • Kevin G.

    Wow, the Yankees might actually have a real lineup by next weekend

  • Kramerica Industries

    By the way, can anybody remember the Rays EVER being in position to sweep a series in the Bronx?

    And, no, those two dinky-shit two-game series in May 2009 and May 2010 don’t count. I’m talking legit three-game or even four-game series’. And I can’t recall this ever being a possibility, not even in that dismal 2005 season when the Yankees were, like, 3-6 or 3-7 at home against the Rays.

  • forensic

    Jeter being in the lineup brings me back to the text poll that was in the game on Friday asking what his first AB will result in. They said strikeout, walk, single, or homerun.

    How do they not have groundout on there? That’s gotta be the odds-on favorite.

    • Brian S.

      Groundout to second baseman.

      • forensic

        Nah, I gotta say it’s pulled. Likely to SS, but possibly to 3B.

    • RetroRob

      That’s what he did in his first AB this year.

      I’m not expecting much from Jeter for a couple weeks. This is Spring Training for him playing against players in top form. He wasn’t squaring balls up on his rehab, and now he hasn’t played in a couple weeks.

      • forensic

        And then, somehow that happens after he hadn’t hit a single ball in the air since October.

    • RetroRob

      Clearly it will be a HR!

  • Wheels

    I’m sensing that we’re gonna kick the Rays butt today. Just a hunch

    • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

      Yeah, well, the last time the Yankees were in danger of getting swept by a division rival at home was almost this exact same date last year against the Orioles.

      They won the proverbial “salvage” game 11-1.

  • Brian S.

    Let’s go Hughes. Pitch like you want out of this place and want to play in sunny California instead.

  • mac1

    Those were the days. When the Yanks signed All Star caliber IFA’s.

    I looked at the numbers awhile back. Matsui was about on par with Paul O’Neill as a Yankee. I think O’Neill was a bit better offensively and on D, although Hideki’s first few years he was excellent in LF.

  • Eddard

    SAVE US JETER! OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!

  • SDB

    JETER!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter is the fucking best

  • Eddard

    HR JETER! OMG!!!!!!!!! ONLY JETER COULD DO THAT!!!!!!!! EL CAPITAN!!!!!!!!!

  • vicki

    bullshit.

  • Wheels

    Yeah baby!

  • Kramerica Industries

    DEREK JETER!

  • RetroRob

    Holy crap.

  • Leg-End

    We love you Jeter!

  • Elton Cod

    …well that was fun.

  • Carlos Danger

    Jeter is EPIC. How does he do it, Capt Clutch is right!

  • Frank

    You can’t make this shit up. Amazing.

  • Winter

    I’m still working on getting video. That must have been a ton of fun to watch.

  • Nathan

    Matsui is one of my all-time favorite Yankees. Looking back, I think I took him for granted almost since he was consistent yet so reserved.

  • forensic

    First ball in the air since October. That’s absurd. Just snuck out, but it counts.

    • RetroRob

      A total Yankee Stadium HR, although it would have been a double up the gap in most places.

  • Anderson Silva

    We love you Derek!

  • Elton Cod

    It was a cheapie to right-field, too. The perfect Yankee thing to do, in a way.

  • Anderson Silva

    nice baserunning by Robbie there

  • Eddard

    Jeter’s heroics have trickled down. Now get those runs home.

  • forensic

    What a gift that is if it’s ruled a hit. Breaks an 0-18 streak.

  • Carlos Danger

    Here we go!!!

  • Carlos Danger

    It feels sooo good to be baccck!!

    I love that intro for Jetes!

  • Curtis Hennig

    I think Jeter deserves an RBI for that sac fly. His presence in the lineup and in the clubhouse obviously inspired the players. He should get credit for the run. This is the basic limit of statistics, something you stathead saber-rattlers can’t understand. You can’t quantify stuff like this.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Sorry I’m late just heard about Jeter.

    OMG!!!

    That’s what a Legend does.

  • Carlos Danger

    It’s cool Kay, they all look alike.

    • Brian S.

      “Hey Ken when did Hiroki learn to play the outfield?”

  • Anderson Silva

    time for those cheap ass ichiro hits

  • BigBlueAL

    I know Im late to the party but just had to repeat what everyone else has said already, Jeter is freaking amazing.

  • jjyank

    First game I’ve been able to watch since the Soriano trade. It’s fun to see him back in Pinstripes. And also, a tip of my hat to Matsui. Love you, dude.

    Also, welcome back Captain!

    • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

      Matsui in the ballpark, Jeter and Sori in the same lineup.

      Part of me really wishes the calendar read July 28, 2003.

  • Anderson Silva

    that’s what Im talking about Ichi!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter fixed the Yankees

    • Leg-End

      I know its one inning, but it just looks and feels different with Jeter in the lineup, hes the spark we desperately needed.

  • Eddard

    Jeter’s heroics have tricked down to everyone in the lineup. Just amazing what that man can do.

  • forensic

    Nice Ichiro!

  • Wheels

    Ichiro! What a start

  • jjyank

    Ichiro!

  • Brian S.

    Thank goodness CC isn’t pitching today!

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Jete homers in his first at-bat. That is so effing awesome. So pissed I missed it!!

    And hey look its 3-0 in the first inning!!

  • Real lineups score runs.

    ^^^^^ yep

  • Carlos Danger

    A three spot, a big crooked number the Yanks haven’t seen in a long time.

    LMAO!

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Seriously I know so many of you can’t believe because you’re locked in “Sabermetrics World” and things such as “chemistry” and “clutches” are for the ignorant.

      Then paint me an ignorant man when I see a legend walk onto the field and just do thing he shouldn’t be doing and I see his team response in the same way.

      I know, I know one inning in one game, but that’s exactly how it starts.

      • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        sorry wrong spot

  • Elton Cod

    3 runs…feels like a miracle and a blowout. 3 runs is insurmountable, right? It’s really hard to score one run, there are lots of nights it never happens. Nights you score 2 runs, those are lucky/good nights. Gives your pitcher a little wiggle room. 3 runs…3 runs? A bounty, a miracle. I forgot scoring 3 runs was even allowed in the first inning.

  • Jacob the OG

    A little late but HOLY SHIT CAPTAIN! How could we expect anything less?

    In other news, the yankees have scored 3(!) runs, in one inning!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard

    Jeter’s back and so are the Yankees! BUY BUY BUY CASHMAN! Get the Captain and Mariano some help to make another run at a ring!

  • Jacob the OG

    The look on Matt Moore’s face after the HR was priceless, it was like “Ahhh, did he really do it again?” I can imagine he and Price now have something to talk about in the dugout.

  • hogsmog

    Watching that home run gave me chills…

  • vicki

    do you figure there’s any truth to the breeze about decki and ichi not liking one another?

    • Jacob the OG

      I would believe it, Matsui is calm quiet and collected while Ichiro seems like he would be a total arrogant douche bag

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    James Loney has, like, a .375 average on the road this season. Fucking ridiculous.

  • Carlos Danger

    I hope Hughes has a short leash tonight, like last game.

  • RetroRob

    I wonder if it makes more sense to keep Lillibridge on the roster than activating Nix.

  • forensic

    Maddon just gave the blueprint on how to beat the shift, Cone?

    Because no one knew that a bunt would beat every shift???

  • Jacob the OG

    Yanks 41-2 in Hughes starts where they give him at least 3 runs? That is hard to believe.

  • Wheels

    Hughes on his way to ruining the party here.

  • Carlos Danger

    C’mon man! Buckle down here Hughes!

  • Eddard

    Three runs ain’t gonna be enough for Phil.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Honestly what the hell was Ichiro doing on that play?

  • SDB

    Ugh. Come on Phil, don’t blow the ONE game where the offense actually scores early.

  • forensic

    Again no shut-down inning.

    • Brooklyn Nets

      A bunt single and a pop out to RF. Hardly Hughes’s fault.

      • forensic

        The ripped double to the RF corner doesn’t count?

        • Brooklyn Nets

          Are you blind? That was a pop up to RF. Ichiro nearly got there playing in LCF.

          If Ichiro was playing normal that’s an out. Easily.

          • forensic

            It was a line drive that landed on the dirt. That’s a hard hit ball, not a pop up.

            And, I didn’t even say anything about Hughes in particular anyway. All I said was that it’s another non-shut-down inning, which seemingly has been a staff-wide issue.

  • Leg-End

    Here’s Hughes to spoil all our fun.

  • Frank

    Is anyone really surprised Hughes is giving it right back?

    • Brooklyn Nets

      Because I’m sure Hughes is the one who told Girardi to employ the shift. And Hughes told Girardi to play Ichiro in LCF against a lefty.

      Two shitty calls by Joe. Yet people jump on Hughes. Nothing has been hit hard.

      • Revan

        People rag on Hughes for his completely atrocious statistics.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow that was a serious gift

  • Eddard

    Not even borderline, way outside. Stewie sat way outside to make it look better.

  • Wheels

    Damnit Hughes

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Loving the inconsistent umpiring, that’s for sure.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Good job Phil.

    I blame Girardi 100% for that inning.

    Stop over-shifting.

  • SDB

    I can feel my blood pressure slowly coming to normal after that. Whew.

  • Eddard

    Get the pen up, Girardi. You need this ballgame.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    HERE

    Seriously I know so many of you can’t believe because you’re locked in “Sabermetrics World” and things such as “chemistry” and “clutches” are for the ignorant.
    Then paint me an ignorant man when I see a legend walk onto the field and just do thing he shouldn’t be doing and I see his team response in the same way.
    I know, I know one inning in one game, but that’s exactly how it starts.

    • vicki

      i say this with all affection, but it’s hard to read your posts without hearing the unfrozen caveman lawyer voice.

      • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        As long as your saying it with all affection.

        Now where are those sticks so I can start the fire for my lunch kill.

    • Jacob the OG

      As a person that lives in between the sabermetrics and the old school way, I agree with you 100%. I think that Jeter’s presence is enough to kick start the team

    • forensic

      I’m far from a stats or sabermetrics only guy, but I also don’t buy as much into that.

      His first game back, he hit 4 groundballs and one happened to be so weak that he beat it out. Was he not a legend then?

      • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        I see your point, but he didn’t.

  • stuart a

    TEXIERA you see the Joyce bunt you moron???

    That is what you do to beat the shift you moron.

    Not I am what I am bull crap..

    Joyce even missed the 1st bunt but the yankee einsteins dared him and he did it….

    • Jacob the OG

      A stands for ass hole

      • Bo Knows

        His premise is right though, so many players are getting over shifted nowadays but none of them even bother bunting. It doesn’t even need to be a good one because to be a single, and it’ll cause teams to revert back to normal positioning.

        It’s pure stubbornness that they don’t

      • stuart a

        a hole what I said is correct … texiera if he bunted what 5 times a year the shift would be much less pronounced.

        j-ck ass..

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ortiz almost smashed Pedroia’s head in with the backswing

  • RetroRob

    Total roid rage from Ortiz.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      This lol

    • Cy Pettitte

      probable cause for MLB to test him, right?

      • Allan Selig

        Never!!! Must destroy only evil Yankees!!

        / ‘Bud

  • stuart a

    Ortiz was right the ump is a joke.

    3 and 0, umps totally change the strike zone.

    it is wrong..

    • Bo Knows

      No excuse to throw a Roid filled hissy fit. It was a bad call, it won’t be the last,your a batter get the fuck over it. Ortiz needs to be suspended, that was way over the top and Ortiz saying that if Wieters wasn’t standing in the way he was going to hit him (the ump)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Agreed. That is just a flat-out unacceptable level of conduct.

      • RetroRob

        If he said that, then my guess is he will be suspended.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’m more concerned about the bullshit in the dugout. That’s just damn unsafe. That’s not competitiveness. That’s lunacy.

    • Wheels

      Here we go again.

      • Wheels

        wrong spot

  • RetroRob

    Cervelli is probably going to be suspended in the coming week. He might as well serve it and hope the hand gets better for next year.

  • Steve

    Cones mic was clearly cut for dropping the f bomb

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Certainly don’t miss that about Jeter.

    • forensic

      pastajoggingjeter?

      • Brooklyn Nets

        Yup.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Just got in. Missed the Captain’s HR. Can’t wait to see that on the replay.

    I hope he never leaves.

  • RetroRob

    So making one of his outs by a K in 18 straight games is important for what reason?

  • SDB

    Speaking of bullshit umpiring, Miggy just got thrown out of a game in the middle of his at bat (0-2 count with bases loaded) for questioning a strike.

  • Carlos Danger

    This strike zone is all over the place.

  • Eddard

    And he just blew the lead. Get this piece of shit out of the game and out of NY.

  • Anderson Silva

    what a joke

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This is what happens when forensic is up early.

    • forensic

      :-(

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck Phil Hughes.

  • forensic

    Yikes Hughes…

  • Wheels

    FUCK

  • SDB

    Dammit Phil.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Hughes.

  • RetroRob

    Yuck, Phil.

  • Carlos Danger

    That’s a single in Boston.

    • Rich

      That’s on the Mass. pike in Boston

  • Frank

    There’s your game. Hughes is fucking horrible. For God’s sake, just trade him already. Even for a used jock.

  • Lukaszek

    Petco Park wouldn’t help Phil Hughes with this homerun…

  • mac1

    Is there any Yankee fan going to be sorry to see Phil in another uniform?

    • Rich

      Absolutely not. Good riddance I rather have fat boy Joba than this Mr. Softee. His intro music should be the ice cream truck

      • mac1

        Good one with the ice cream truck music. I don’t hate Phil, I never thought he was more than a #4/5.

        He’s had some success, esp. as a reliever. I’m just tired of seeing him underwhelm.

        Maybe he goes to a pitchers park and excels, I really don’t care , just want to move on.

        I think the Yanks gave him more of a chance than any other guy I can think of in the last 40 years.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Other than April of last year, when was he consistently bad enough that there was a better option to replace him that was passed up?

          • mac1

            No, prob not. I think there is a couple of things to consider in retrospect though, not to place blame, but to hopefully learn something from.

            One, opportunity cost, what could have Hughes brought back in a trade before the luster wore off?

            Two, why wasn’t there a better option than Phil Hughes, not just last year, but for the last several years?

            Again, not to bash Hughes, just think he’s the wrong pitcher for this ballpark and I think his velocity, command and his conditioning have improved alot this year. He might be on the verge of figuring it all out even in YS. I would give him a QO in the hopes someone offers him a multi year deal and he goes.

            Doubt they get much in a trade right now, but if they get something they value more than the pick I’m all for it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I think there will be plenty.

  • you should have shot Arod (the other guys)

    fuck you phil hughes

  • Carlos Danger

    I hope this is his last start, awful Hughes. He should only pitch on the road if he sucks at life so much at home.

  • BigBlueAL

    What a buzz kill.

  • forensic

    Games in SD next weekend we’re going to see. No A-Rod, Hughes is scheduled…

    They’re just trying to make it a challenge for me to enjoy them fully, huh?

  • Leg-End

    Come on Hughes, don’t blow all your trade value in one game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I have no idea how anyone defends this piece of shit. Hughes is so mentally weak. If he doesn’t have his very best stuff he completely implodes.

    • Winter

      He clearly lacks TWTW.

    • crackerdave

      What best stuff? He had one fairly good season and has sucked since.

  • number 21

    It was bound to happen.

  • Eddard

    Get this piece of shit out of the game before the game is lost. Trade him away.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Phil Hughes departing the Yankees in about the most perfect microcosm that you could imagine.

    Goodbye, and good fucking riddance.

    • forensic

      I still doubt that he’ll be traded in the next couple days.

      • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

        Pessimist.

  • RetroRob

    Get Phelps Up…err, Warren.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    I don’t even know what to say. That was just so demoralizing. Way to waste ANOTHER fucking three run lead.

    I turned Harry Potter weekend on. They’re not even fun to watch. I have zero confidence that they’ll win this game. I mean, it’s possible. But I just can’t bring myself to feel confident in that possibility.

    What a joke.

    • forensic

      They certainly may have used up their runs already, but it’s just a one run deficit and Moore hasn’t been unhittable. This doesn’t have the same feel as most other games (at least not yet). Still some time to see what happens.

      It is a little tough that they have no long-man today though, but at least everyone else should be plenty fresh.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

        I am loving myself some Harry Potter weekend, though.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They’re winning.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

        Happens.

  • Dan

    Does anyone else love YesView? It’s like having replays in a video games. I wish they’d do it with all sports.

    • RetroRob

      Yes, although I prefer it when it’s showing a Yankee crushing a ball. Unfortunately, this might not be the best year for that.

      • Lukaszek

        There’s always next year

        /Cubs

  • Wheels

    get out of this Phil

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees have 2 off days in next 4 days, get Hughes out now. No need to protect the bullpen.

  • Dave

    Homer Hughes isn’t worth the $7m he is getting this year. Screw the $13.3m qualifying offer just to get a draft pick. Let him walk. Maybe he can pitch better in the NL with a weaker lineup like Burnett. Time to go, Phil. I’ll take Nova over you any day!

    • forensic

      Just for the sake of accuracy, the QO this year is supposed to be closer to about $13.9 million.

      • Brian S.

        And I still think the Yankees should extend him an offer. Hughes at 1-13.9 is eminently tradeable.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Oh, completely agree.

        • RetroRob

          Agreed.

          He won’t take it. He’ll get a multi-year off from another team because of his age and the fact that teams know he is not built for Yankee Stadium.

          One year at $13.9 M vs. a 3/$30 deal? He’ll take the three years over the lower AAV. He will also get more than 30M, most likely. It is a no-brainer to me to extend the QO.

          • RetroRob

            *higher* AAV

  • Cy Pettitte

    ump is not a Lobaton fan, two horrendous called strikes

  • Frank

    I’ll be shocked if Yanks score off Moore now. He may go Chris Archer on them.

  • you should have shot Arod (the other guys)

    jeter should go take a dump in hughes locker

  • Rich

    Btw, can Kay shut up about Myers bat flip. If I hit a bomb I would look at that gutless pitcher and smile too.

  • stuart a

    slider 3 and 2 on myers. shrewd pitch decision.. afterall throwing your 3rd best pitch to a really good hitter is always the right thing to do.

    hughes again.. so both loney hits were right over the plate waist high and the myers homer was a meatball right down the middle waist high.

    he is great.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Behind on every guy after putting the guy before him on. Only a matter of time.

      Gotta hope for either a reset or quick hook if he gets into the same trouble again. Warren just went three two days ago, though, so you’d have to piece a lot of innings in that case.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Well that was a nice 2 inning vacation. We’re back!!!

  • Wheels

    Jeter batting .400!

    • Wheels

      now over .400, lol

  • RetroRob

    While that makes sense, Jeter injured his quad busting it on a ball that could have been a base hit.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    People are pissed off at the bat flip?

    For fuck’s sake. Phil Hughes deserved it after giving up that fucking meatball.

    • Rich

      Totally agree. Myers should have done the Cerrano walk with the balls hanging low

    • Darren

      Not that I’m thrilled with Hughes, but fuck Myers. I hope Hughes hits him in the face next time up.

  • forensic

    Johnson has as much ups as my 20 month old son.

  • forensic

    Bob Davidson feels much more fulfilled now that he got to call a balk in the series.

  • Anderson Silva

    great pitch to hit and he pops it up..

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano!!

  • Wheels

    Soriano!!! awesome

  • crackerdave

    Going to be a long second half with Nova and Kuroda carrying the pitching load.

  • Lukaszek

    ALFONZE!!!

  • Frank

    Takes Hughes out of this game. Please.

  • Eddard

    SORIANO AND JETER HAVE SAVED THE YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Sooooooooooori!

  • forensic

    That lands on the wall in the shortest part of the park, and Soriano has to toss the bat and hop like that? Really hate that.

    • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

      Doesn’t matter, had sex. I mean…hit a homerun.

      But seriously, it doesn’t bother me at all. Yup was a total Yankee Stadium cheapie but its still two runs and the way the offense has been lately I don’t care how they celebrate as long as they score.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      More showmanship. Less dugout violence.

    • RetroRob

      Soriano’s reaction led me to believe it was going to be much further out. That ball could have been caught. Granted, it would have been a great catch robbing him of a HR, but it certainly was in range. Perhaps the ball is not traveling quite as well as usual, or maybe Soriano just doesn’t know the new Stadium.

  • Anderson Silva

    old time Yanks getting the job done!! Sori!

  • vicki

    toomanyhomers?

  • mac1

    I can’t believe Hal gave up an A Ball pitcher to get that worthless Soriano.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I wonder how the cognitive dissonance works.
      If you disagree with Cashman you are considered an idiot. But Hal disagreed with Cashman who didn’t want to make the trade.

      So who’s right? This is a dilemma that not even an appeal to authority can fix.

      • mac1

        There are no black or white answers. I personally believe the Yanks should field a playoff caliber team every year b/ c they have the financial wherewithall to do so.

        It would be great to be able to do so with a large contribution by the farm, but they can’t right now, so I think they need to support the team with deals for guys like Sori, Ruiz, Kendrys, Young, etc.

        I’m pro Cash, but he should have also mentioned to the press that he spent 260 mil on Tex and Burnett and he’s the guy who hasn’t developed a pos player from the farm since Gardner.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Well you showed me. Regardless I don’t think the rest of the site is as objective.

          However if you don’t think Cash can develop players then giving up any prospect for someone who’s only going to help for 2 months really wouldn’t be the best move.

          But the thing that hurts the most is the fact that the ownership believers they should be buyers while Cashman is willing to tread it out. There may be moved with a lot more impact. Ownership might very well kill the farm to make that last push for a one game playoff which is probably why most were upset about the Soriano trade.

          • RetroRob

            Were most upset with the Soriano trade? Serious question.

            My concern is that the Yankees may end up trading a good deal of talent to try and plug some holes, and damage themselves longer term.

            Black for Soriano doesn’t concern me much. If they trade away some better prospects for a couple month rental, that would bother me.

            • Cool Lester Smooth

              Yeah, I don’t understand why anyone would be upset with the trade itself.

              The fact that Hal overruled Cash, though, is pretty worrying.

          • mac1

            Its not that Cash can’t dev players, its just that he’s underperformed. Some of that may be Hal’s fault, he may have cut the purse strings and is the reason behind signing guys like Culver, D Bich.

            Maybe Cash would like to revamp he player dev personnel and he isn’t allowed to?

            People here had fits over giving up guys like Aroyds and Tabata. They haven’t given up guys like McGee, Mc Griff, Drabek and Lowell (at least not yet).

            Even the guys who have had success like Kennedy, AJax, Clippard, etc would they have really been difference makers? Maybe they will, eemains to be seen.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Why isn’t it more likely that those players have underperformed? I don’t see Cash there at the gym with them every day.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Have we retroactively decided that Austin Jackson was not developed by the Yankees?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Don’t bother.

          • mac1

            Is Ajax really that great. He’s opsing about .740.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              What exactly is your threshold for “developing a position player?”

              • mac1

                An above average offensive player, a difference maker, better than you could reasonably acquire through fa.

                Ajax doen’t have power and doesn’t steal bases. K’s alot. Defensively no qualms. He’s a good player and may get better. I think the Yanks got alot from Grandy, its the type of deal I view as a success.

                He’s developing, but developing is a slow road alot of times, I personally don’t feel the Yanks can or should wait for a player like AJax, esp. if they can return a productive ML player in his prime like Grandy was.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  That’s not the same thing. I think your bar’s way too high to develop an effective argument there. Sorry.

                  • mac1

                    I really don’t think so. The other point is Cash got alot of value in return for what Ajax is now.

                    The book isn’t closed on that of course, but for the Yanks to wait years on dev an AJax isn’t fruitful IMO.

                • Cool Lester Smooth

                  I loudly support the Granderson trade whenever someone bitches about it, I’d make it again tomorrow.

                  I’m just saying that AJax is a good starting CF in the MLB who spent his entire MiLB career in the Yankees’ system, so it’s incorrect to say that Cash hasn’t developed a position player since Gardner.

  • Frank

    Sori saying to himself ” I’m going to love hitting here.”

  • Derbs

    Derek Jeter with the single and Alfonso Soriano with the HR…is this 2003?

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

      Really. What a blast from the past this is.

    • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

      As I said earlier, I kinda/sorta wish the calendar read July 28, 2003 today.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    I’m not going to celebrate unless we get like a 5 run lead, we all know Hughes is going to cough this up next inning.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Kick-ass.

  • Dan

    Two righty homers in one game? This is madness!

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Wasn’t our last home run from a righty prior to this game like in May

      • forensic

        Late June (Nix).

        Last one from an active righty was late May.

        • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

          Wow. That’s ridiculous, lol. Thanks.

      • Winter

        May 25 by Jayson Nix, iirc.

        • Winter

          Sorry, *June 25, my bad.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sterling’s HR call?

    • RetroRob

      Wouldn’t he have had one already from Sori’s first tour of duty on the Yankees?

      • Matt Nokes

        He didn’t have too many calls back then, I don’t think…

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’d think that’d be one of them.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Damn. I don’t remember right now what it was. Someone here has to.

      • Cy Pettitte

        @JimmyTraina John Sterling’s Alfonso Soriano HR call: “Sori — RIGHT number.” Took me two full minutes to understand it.

        what was his old one?

        • forensic

          umm…

        • RetroRob

          That’s not obvious, although maybe it does when heard.

          • Winter

            I still don’t get it.

            • RetroRob

              I’m guessing (without hearing it), is Sori sounds like Sorry.

              So instead of Sorry, Wrong Number, it Sorry (Sori), Right Number!

              • Winter

                Oh god, if that’s actually it that is absolutely awful.

        • vicki

          yuck.

  • Wheels

    Drive up that pitch count.

  • Frank

    Girardi now has to figure out who pitches. It’s only top of 4th. Hughes isn’t lasting- may not make it out of this inning.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I just realized Adams is playing first. I guess that’s a good thing.

  • Anderson Silva

    strikezone is huge for Moore. Inside, outside, it doesnt matter, he gets the calls everywhere

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Hughes. why is he even in this game.

  • SDB

    Fucksake, why is Phil still throwing BP?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Wow. So classless of the Sox to poke fun at Ortiz’s violent act. Any sensible organization would not make light of it and fine him up the ass. Ridiculous.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Oh go fuck yourself Phil Hughes.

  • Wheels

    Hughes just stinks.

  • forensic

    I was just about to post that Girardi trying to get Hughes the all-important win will likely cost them here.

    Unfortunately, Hughes and Myers didn’t even give me the time to post it.

  • Anderson Silva

    I think there’s still time to allow another HR

  • RetroRob

    Well, on a personal positive, I do have Myers on my fantasy team.

    Yet I wish he hadn’t hit that.

    • SDB

      Same here. I’d happily trade the 2 HRs/4 RBIs today (which are just keeping me competitive in this week’s h2h) for a 5-0 scoreline.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    How is Harry Potter doing?

  • ArchStanton

    Freaking Hughes.

  • Karl Krawfid

    You would think Phil would have learned a 2-seamer by now.

    A sinker or something shit.

  • http://frankmarcopolos.com ThisTimeBilly

    “Demote Hughes to AA immediately!” – The late George Steingrabber

  • forensic

    “Why doesn’t Hughes just get thrown away?”

    – My Wife

    We’re a perfect fit.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Goodbye, Phil.

    Don’t let the door…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hook came one guy too late, but hard to predict the solo HR there.

    Crowd has a right to be pissed. So many proud moments being overshadowed here today.

    • forensic

      but hard to predict the solo HR there

      AHAHAHAHAAHHAHAA!!!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You are allowed to laugh at my expense. Only you, though.

  • ArchStanton

    Pull him already!

  • Winter

    For anyone interested in actually hearing Sterling’s HR call for Soriano (it’s terrible), here you go:

    http://vine.co/v/hAF1eixDMex

    • Wheels

      Yeesh. That’s gotta be his worst call yet

  • Eddard

    Reporter: Joe, why was Phil still in the ballgame with a slim 1 run lead?

    Girardi: Well, I wanted to get Hughesy the W and I liked the righty-righty match up with Meyers. He really deserved a win today. I thought he looked real good and just caught a few bad breaks.

    • Lukaszek

      The strike 3 call on Cano was absolute BS. It was like a foot outside

  • forensic

    Terrible decision by Adams.

    Worse baserunning by Joyce.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It’s a shame that if this is Hughes’ last start that he got booed off when Girardi should’ve taken him a lot sooner.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Hughes blew the lead?

    I’m shocked. Shocked.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Wil Myers has a fucking .900 OPS. That might be higher than any Yankees player has. And he’s a fucking rookie.

    • Anderson Silva

      He’s also a good young player and Cashman doesnt like those types

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If Cashman were offered Wil Myers for Hiroki last offseason he would’ve done it.

        Ownership would’ve had a panic attack at such a thought and wouldn’t have hung Cashman for such a heretical thought. Misplaced aggression here. Or that’s what I think at least.

        • Anderson Silva

          Yeah, because every decision Cashman has made has been great and every time something goes wrong, it was ownership going over his head. Really?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            You’ve never read any of my comments I take it. I’m not going to bother, you win.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            There is not one person on here who would agree with that.

            However, anything less that “Cashman Failed” is seen as a blank check approval of everything within ten feet of him by really dumb people on here. If you can’t see the nuance behind what adult fans on here say, then you’re a dumb person, and its not my problem whether you’re dumb or not. That’s for you to deal with.

            You can have your need for a fall guy every second. I don’t need to have that. I don’t need to sit there and hand out blame for everything.

            • Anderson Silva

              I do admit my blame of Cashman sometimes goes over the top, but it pisses me off that people in here give him a free pass and use this “ownership bs” as an excuse.

              I think Cashman is not working out anymore for this organisation and it’s time to get different people with different ideas.

              At the end of the day we have to look at the situation objectively and the bottom line is, he has left this team with almost no talent to compete in the coming years, something that goes completely against his initial proposal of rebuilding the farm. Basically he got his powers because he said he was going to do something, and he didn’t.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Let’s see if you feel that same way a year from now. For real. No snark there.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Also, I’ve said this before, but I don’t think anyone should be GM anywhere forever. I just don’t think it’s healthy.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I actually agree here.

      • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

        Not everything has to be a Cashman bashing session. Get a grip.

        • Anderson Silva

          The lack of young talent on this team falls entirely on Cashman’s shoulders.

          • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

            But the opportunity to make that trade never existed anyway. Dynamics aren’t 1:1 between, say, the Yankees and Royals and the Rays and Royals.

            Believe it or not, despite seemingly having a ton of money to work with, it’s not like Cashman has the easiest GM’ing job in the league. And the drafts aren’t run directly through Cashman, either.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              No. Cashman failed.

            • sas

              Cashman has control over who runs the drafts. So it falls on him..

            • Anderson Silva

              Not complaining about Myers specifically, just the general fact that this team does not have any young talent close to helping out.

          • Stanislaw

            You must enjoy being wrong and so completely narrow minded all the time.

            Get a clue?

            • Stanislaw

              That was for Silva.

    • Winter

      Cano had him beat coming into today, although at the moment Myers leads him by .007.

  • stuart a

    6 years of hughes. time to move on.

    they have shown patience in this case, he will go to the dodgers, padres, or angels next year and do well in a bigger ballpark.

    sf would be ideal for him.

    move on time.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    SUN talking about the Rays pitchers and their flying hip checks.

    So glad the Yankees let them do that shit on Yankee Stadium turf. So proud of that.

  • Anderson Silva

    BS call, that wasn’t a strike.

  • Wheels

    WTF? not even close

  • stuart a

    same pitch he called lobaton out on 2 times.

    no need to watch wells is up

  • Wheels

    Sick play Robbie

  • Stanislaw

    You know what else is Cashman’s fault?

    -The US Deficit
    -The fact that Santa Claus isn’t real
    -Twinkies being gone for as long as they were
    -AIDS, Cancer, HPV, and MRSA
    -Steriods in baseball
    -World hunger

    • Winter

      Come on. Clearly AIDS and Twinkies came from the ownership.

    • forensic

      Santa Claus isn’t real???

      • SDB

        Such news should come with a spoiler alert.

  • Anderson Silva

    that Ichiro hit off a bouncing pitch was sick. Had never seem that clip before, amazing

  • Eddard

    ICHY! What a day, what a career in honor of his comrade Hideki. Now bunt him over and drive him in.

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Thanks for torpedoing the inning, Brent.

  • Eddard

    Bottom of the lineup is still awful. I guess you set up Kelley-Drob-Mo 7-8-9 and hope you can score a run in the next 3 innings. Don’t bring in Boone unless absolutely forced to.

  • Eddard

    If Boone gives up a HR here Girardi should be fired immediately after the game. Kelley-Drob-Mo is the formula.

  • Anderson Silva

    heckuva play. Yankees are making all the plays on the field today.

  • nsalem

    IBBSean

  • Karl Krawfid

    Score is 55.

    Hideki Matusi wore number 55.

    omg.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      It’s the illuminati

    • Winter

      How many games are left in te season? 57

      • forensic

        And the Yankees will win 55 of them…

        • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

          I would take a 55-3 stretch to finish the season…

  • Anderson Silva

    it’s another cold streak for Cano. I hope this one doesn’t last as long as the last one

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Calling a Jeter walk off HOME RUN to win this game.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Tino going a little crazy in Florida.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/201.....ready.html

    • Cy Pettitte

      Marlins just announced he resigned. crazy stuff indeed.

  • Winter

    Apparently Soriano and Kuroda were teammates in Japan. Small world.

  • Anderson Silva

    I wonder what the hell he was looking for..

    • Eddard

      A pitch that he could hit. He didn’t see it.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    How on EARTH, after that whole at-bat, can you look at that pitch?

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    Why is he bringing Overbay for Wells when Wells has good numbers against Peralta.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      The last hit Wells got against Peralta came in 2008.
      Those numbers aren’t very useful.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Peralta’s recent reverse splits, on the other hand…

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Seems like, during this entire season, by the time the late innings roll around, I’m just bored and tired and wanting to finally be done watching the Yankees for the day.

    Becoming an old hat routine by now.

    • Betty Lizard

      Perhaps you need more iron.

  • stuart a

    wells is awful that is why. he has as many extra base hits as I do..

    you should be pissed at overbay for watching a pitch right down the middle and not swinging

  • Eddard

    Ichy’s honoring Hideki today. Now bunt him over this time and drive him home. I realize that’s hard to do with the inept bottom of the order. And now they can’t even PH Overbay for Adams.

  • Eddard

    I can’t believe Adams and Stewie didn’t come through there. Seriously, why won’t they let A-Rod play?

  • stuart a

    stewart under 230 but according to kay it is 250. also under 230 and swinging at balls often.

  • trr

    Don’t like seeing Mo in these situations….

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice scoop.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Robbie is ludicrously good. Nobody was near that ball off the bat.

  • trr

    Nice scoop by Adams, as a 1b-man, I like

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Also, this is an awesome crowd.

  • Wheels

    Get it done Yankees.

  • vicki

    rally.

  • Eddard

    BALL 4! BUNT HIM OVER AND DRIVE HIM HOME!!!!!

  • trr

    Startin’ it off

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Why on EARTH would you bunt Jeter? That would be one of the more stupid decisions I’ve ever seen Joe make.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Saved by the WP

    • vicki

      nowhere close.

  • Eddard

    YES! Brilliant move, Girardi! Now bunt him to 3rd!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that worked out well

  • Anderson Silva

    theres our break, Captain will win this here

  • Wheels

    boooooooo

  • trr

    They only did it to induce the WP
    What?

  • Eddard

    BOO! Who intentionally walks Jeter to get to Robbie Cano? Unbelievable.

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

    Well change strategy alert.

  • Cy Pettitte

    IBB Jeter to pitch to Cano? wat.

  • trr

    Huh

  • Anderson Silva

    crazy move.. I dont really feel confident with Cano here. He’s been crappy lately

    • Anderson Silva

      and I guess Maddon agrees.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    FEAR OF THE LEGEND!

  • Kevin G.

    Maddon’s got a steel pair of balls I’ll tell you that

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

      And one of the largest binders on Earth, chock full of his ideas.

  • trr

    The old lefty/lefty theory

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Damn Robbie looks bad. Pull it together here, dude.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    How the move look now????

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    That was one of the worst at bats I’ve EVER seen.

  • SDB

    Goddammit Robbie.

  • Eddard

    The guy only throws that heat, how are they fooled?

  • trr

    Bad job by Robby on that AB

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Awful AB

  • SDB

    SORI!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Yankees win!!!!

  • Eddard

    SORIANO AND JETER HAVE SAVED THE YANKEES!!!!!!!!!! THE SEASON IS SAVED!!!!!!

  • Leg-End

    Sorianoooooooooooooo.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    And all is forgiven, Robbie.

  • Anderson Silva

    predictably, he didnt come through.

  • Cy Pettitte

    SORIANO!!!!!

  • vicki

    classic.

  • trr

    Sori

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    sori!!!!

  • Anderson Silva

    SORIIIIIIIANO!!!! TRUE YANKEE!!!

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Welcome home, Sori.

  • Eddard

    TAKE THAT TO SAN DIEGO, CASHMAN!!!!!!! WE NEED SORIANO!!!

  • I Collect Brett Gardner CardsCX

    Everything Old Is New Again!!!

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Let’s party like it’s 2003.

  • number 21

    Soriano!!

  • I Collect Brett Gardner CardsCX

    Jeter, Mo Sori, And Godzilla~

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Cashman FAILS

    Ownerships WINS

    Most important

    YANKEES WINS!!!!

    • Jim is a (Bored) Peckerhead

      Shhhh Soriano doesn’t make a difference to this lineup…

      • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Not at all neither does that old, no range, SS who they should of never given a new contract to.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Are you really saying that Cashman didn’t want to give a contract to Jeter? You know that’s bullshit.

          He just told Jeter that he could look around if he didn’t like what the Yanks were offering and see if any other team would guarantee a 37 year old SS with no range coming off a below average offensive season over $50 million.

          • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

            How is it working out?

            • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

              I really didn’t meaning towards Cashman more to all the others who have put a nail in Jeter’s coffin more then once.

              cough…Mike Axisa…cough

              :)

            • Cool Lester Smooth

              It’s working out much better than it would have if they had simply given Jeter however much money he wanted, because they still have Jeter and his production, and are less hamstrung than they would have been otherwise.

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

    Gatorade shower by Brett Gardner, yay

  • JMK

    Who is this blond chick not named Meredith? She’s really awkward on camera.

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

      Sarah Kustok.

      • trr

        Kustok!
        Sounds like a Rusian curse

    • trr

      Yeah, where’s Tits McGee?

      • trr

        I don’t think she got a drop on her – what a pro!
        The other one would’ve gotten splattered like a cheap porno star

  • Eddard

    Brian Cashman should be fired. He didn’t want to try. He didn’t want to win this year. Hal was right and Cashman has gotta go.

    • Alan

      If I’m reading this correctly, Cashman wanted the same deal, but wanted to wait a few more days so their asking price lowered itself further.

      Being dramatic is fun though.

  • mac1

    Should have kept the A ball pitcher that may never throw a pitch in the bigs.

  • trr

    Got him! A good sport!
    He was always a happy SOB

  • Wheels

    big grin here

  • dkidd

    WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE!!!

  • Meeks54

    Yes!!!!! Soriano!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Every time Im ready to quit this team they pull me right back in….

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Well that wasn’t a bad day.

  • nycsportzfan

    And theres the trade paying off all ready! Fantastic games by Soriano, Ichiro, and Jeter!

    Shout out to Preston Claiborne as well! I was asking Mike if he thought CLaiborne could set up Robertson next yr, and he never answered me. I think Preston just did.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Its one game, but Cashman is impeccable….LOL

      • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        timing

      • nycsportzfan

        Dosen’t matter if its one game or not. It symbolized much more then that. It symbolized what this team is with Soriano and jeter in the lineup and lets the rest of the league know that were not pushovers no more and not the team that can’t hit a lick, which are stats indicate.

    • Carlos Danger

      All deals negotiated by ownership, yes they all may implode but they looked gooooood today! The reverse lock held true.

      Trade Hughes please, thanks!

  • http://infrared41.tumblr.com/post/56646445357/the-al-east-and-possible-trade-deadline-deals-with Kramerica Industries

    Not backing off what I said earlier, though.

    One win in three tries from the Rays, at Yankee Stadium. Whoopdie freakin doo.

    • trr

      Let’s enjoy the day

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      You can’t climb a mountain until you take the first step.

    • vicki

      yeah, and i’ll say again, because you didn’t understand the first time: the game doesn’t have to mean anything. forget the standings, the post-season. every game is a drama unto itself.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Yup, we were competitive and didn’t get swept by the hottest team in baseball.

      That’s a good thing.

  • stuart a

    nice win. any win is a good win…

    cano good ab in the 9th….

    Soriano is not great but he will help. he hits it out on occasion and hits doubles. he is better then wells with a broken arm. almonte is there 2nd best left fielder..

  • stuart a

    get granderson back game 1 against san diego and that will help a ton…

    I play romine 1/2 the time now, any advantage stewart had offensively has disappeared…