Jul
30

Game 106: Yankees West

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(Harry How/Getty)

Since being purchased by the Magic Johnson led Guggenheim Partners group early last year, the Dodgers have turned into the West Coast version of the Yankees. Or at least what the Yankees were in the mid-2000s. They’ve spent a ton of cash and hoarded stars, and that has them sitting in first place in the NL West. They’ve won nine of ten games since the All-Star break and have a $147M pitcher on the mound tonight. Quite the pickle for the East Coast Yankees. Here’s the lineup that will face Zack Greinke:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. 1B Lyle Overbay
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. 3B Jayson Nix
  8. C Chris Stewart
  9. LHP Andy Pettitte

Oh yeah, NL park so there’s no DH. Get ready for some strategy!

I didn’t even need to check the weather to know it’s perfect baseball weather in Los Angeles. They haven’t had a rain delay at Dodger Stadium in something like 12 years or whatever. Anyway, first pitch is scheduled for a little after 10pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Roster Move: Nix (hamstring) was activated off the DL, obvioulys. David Adams was sent to Triple-A Scranton earlier in the week to clear a roster spot.

Injury Update: Alex Rodriguez (hip, quad) is scheduled to start another minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. It’s unclear where that will happen or if he’ll be suspended before that. Either way, that’s still the plan.

Categories : Game Threads

393 Comments»

  1. trr says:

    Strategy???
    Well, at least Joe has the binder.

  2. Wheels says:

    What a treat to read Jeter’s name in that lineup.

  3. forensic says:

    Thanks to the asinine MLB blackout rules, I can’t even watch tonight’s game because it’s not even on the regular Dodgers FS channel.

    The best I can do is watch the small screen on the MLB Game Mix channel of MLBEI.

    Good thing you’re spending all your time on A-Rod instead of stuff like this, Selig. Screw you MLB!

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      The Dodgers and Lakers are screwy. I never know when either of those teams is on FSW, or KCAL, or (for LAL now) Time Warner SportsNet.

      • Timothy says:

        I live in Charlotte, NC. Even with the MLB package all Braves, Orioles and Reds games are blacked out. Yes, I said the Cincinatti Reds. They all are somehow able to claim a part of my market. Talk about annoying. Even paying close to $200 for “all the games” I miss at a minimum the 19 vs. Baltimore. You can imagine how pissed I was a few years ago when they played the Reds in interleague too…

  4. Kramerica Industries says:

    I guess Michael Kay can afford to make the trip to Dodger Stadium.

    On that note, I’m probably going to Vin at some point tonight.

  5. Eddard says:

    Joe said Eduardo Nuney could be an option at 3rd! They need to get his bat into the lineup. Nix doesn’t deserve to play every day. Andy needs to turn it around tonight against an NL lineup.

  6. Kramerica Industries says:

    They haven’t had a rain delay at Dodger Stadium in something like 12 years or whatever.

    I seem to loosely recall that it had been, like, 30 years since the Dodgers had a rainout, prior to a 2008 rainout.

    But yeah, rain and baseball mind themselves in Los Angeles.

  7. Kramerica Industries says:

    Not a fun night elsewhere in the league.

    Every single AL team with a better record than the Yankees won tonight.

  8. Wheels says:

    First time the Yanks have played in Dodger Stadium since the ’81 World series?

  9. Troll Hunter says:

    66 degrees in LA at the end of July????? Is that normal?

  10. Cuso says:

    A Yankees Suck chant in L.A.? Wow.

  11. Troll Hunter says:

    Listen to those clown shoes Dodger fans moan about not getting a strike on a pitch 2 feet off the plate.

  12. BigBlueAL says:

    Kind of sucks the Yankees have to face Grienke and Kershaw while the O’s host the Astros, Indians host the White Sox and the Rangers host the Angels. Not to mention the Red Sox hosting the Mariners.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      Houston led 3-0 at one point tonight.

      Didn’t exactly take much intelligence to realize that the lead wasn’t going to hold.

  13. CashmanNinja says:

    Callaspo removed from the Angels game. Sounds like a trade is a brewing…

  14. The Real Greg says:

    That was smoked

  15. Cuso says:

    Jesus. Cannon fodder Puig.

  16. vicki says:

    man-bear-puig. dude is cool.

  17. Cuso says:

    Kay is rubbing his fat pouch while telling us Jeter is rubbing Puig’s chest.

  18. Dan in Athens says:

    This had better be an IBB.

  19. Cuso says:

    Go ahead Puig. Steal home.

  20. Dan in Athens says:

    This is like drink a bottle of vodka and driving 90 past the police station. Even if you get away with it, it was fucking stupid.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andy gives up so many fucking 2 out runs ugh.

  22. Dan in Athens says:

    Really fucking stupid. Inexcusable.

  23. Frank says:

    Puig is the kind of player the Yanks need.

  24. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Fuck, Andy, AGAIN? Really?

    I think Andy is cooked.

  25. Kramerica Industries says:

    Never imagined Andy would give up a two-out RBI hit in the 1st inning.

  26. Cuso says:

    More “Yankees Suck” chants in L.A.

    What’s their problem. Nobody even remembers there was a Dodgers-Yankees rivalry. Least of all any of those voices making the chant.

  27. Kramerica Industries says:

    Andy gave up a first inning run in every single start he made in the month of July.

    Six times. Impressive.

  28. The Real Greg says:

    Forget Callaspo. He’s going to Oakland

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 26s
    Source: Callaspo headed to #Athletics.

  29. Terry Bollea says:

    Look on the bright side. The Captain is back!

  30. Kramerica Industries says:

    Loverbay!

  31. Dan in Athens says:

    Pitch to the guy with the .381/.431..684 who is a career .600 hitter against Pettite or walk him to get to a .260 hitting catcher with five homers?

    Man, I usually support Girardi, but this was a mind boggling error in judgment.

  32. Wheels says:

    Loverbay!

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy crap a HR

  34. Troll Hunter says:

    I heart Overbay!

  35. SDB says:

    TEH LOVERBAY!

  36. Cuso says:

    Lasorda is constipated.

    P.s. loverbay

  37. fabricio says:

    yes loverbay!!!!!!

  38. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Ed Begley Jr. comes through for the first time in a long time.

  39. Oy says:

    Aaaand Peavy to Boston.

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sox are getting Peavy, yuck.

  41. The Real Greg says:

    Callaspo has been traded to Oakland for Grant Green, the 19th overall pick of the 2009 draft

  42. Troll Hunter says:

    Puig’s shtick is going to get old after he drops a few of those fly balls.

  43. BigBlueAL says:

    Dont know if I can take another 2 months of Stewart and Romine at Catcher.

  44. Kramerica Industries says:

    Erik Bedard Jake Peavy to Boston.

    Don’t mind that.

  45. CashmanNinja says:

    Callaspo to the A’s? The A’s??? I realize they’re better than they’ve been, but do they really actually need him? They have a pretty good 3B as is and a lot of good, underrated players.

  46. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankee killer Jose Iglesias believed to be going to Chicago

  47. BigBlueAL says:

    Collaspo to the A’s, looks like Peavy to the Red Sox.

  48. Dan in Athens says:

    And with that, Michael Young finally ends up in pinstripes.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me? I’m so sick of Andy’s bullshit

  50. vicki says:

    one more time, cash: while you’re there, get me some scott van slyke.

  51. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I’ll give Andy four innings.

  52. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nice shutdown inning, Andy.

  53. Troll Hunter says:

    Fat scrub

  54. CashmanNinja says:

    I don’t get why Callaspo’s value was that high. He’s solid, but nowhere near amazing (although he would have been a godsend for us). He didn’t come cheap though and it just seems like an awful lot to give up. If that’s the price tag than I’m glad we didn’t go all in for him. I’m also not scared about Peavy to Boston. I just do not trust Peavy to stay healthy. I don’t know…he just doesn’t scare me like when he was on the Padres.

  55. Cuso says:

    Bitch-slapped by Uribe.

  56. vicki says:

    uribe and loverbay. we’re even.

  57. your mom says:

    I guess every right handed bat will get a hit tonight.

  58. Mouse says:

    Harper, Puig, Cespedes, Trout or Myers.

    If you can only pick one, who do you take?

  59. Cuso says:

    Somebody feed the animals in the Dodger dugout

  60. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards says:

    I cannot stand Nix and Stewart, it actually annoys me when they come to bat..

  61. Eddard says:

    Greinke ran down the line faster than Robbie Cano there. Looks like we’ll have to win Hiroki’s start to get the split.

  62. Troll Hunter says:

    441 way to go Andy

  63. The Real Greg says:

    Rumbling that that Red Sox and White Sox have the Tigers in a menage

  64. The Real Greg says:

    Also now I wonder if Middlebrooks is not ready, whether the Sox will go after Michael Young.

  65. Pat D says:

    Who’s at the bigger disadvantage regarding the DH? Are they seriously having this discussion?

  66. Troll Hunter says:

    Now watch Gardner run with the batter 0-2 and 2 outs.

  67. Troll Hunter says:

    Again moan 2 feet off the plate

  68. Cuso says:

    Steal Brett! Wtf?

  69. Troll Hunter says:

    wow

  70. Winter says:

    Jeter looking really slow down the line. I’d rather him be slow than injured, though.

  71. The Real Greg says:

    I think the Yankees should just stand pat and regroup for next year.

    • Troll Hunter says:

      I agree but remember NEXT year was supposed to be the bad year with the $189 mandate.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Of course if this organization was better run and constructed, that mandate wouldn’t be a problem. Look at the Buccos.

  72. Winter says:

    All this stuff about Puig, but YES is missing Ramirez’s contribution. He’s probably the main factor for their recent performance.

  73. rich says:

    Puig can dive into home plate, rub it in and do whatever he wants, if he hustles like that on every routine ground ball like he did there. Much appreciated

  74. Oy says:

    What a great sellers market. A 25 year old major league ready SS with a .388 wOBA is gone for 1.5 years of an expensive utility player? A top 50 prospect, 22 year old, MLB ready OF is traded for Peavy?

    Sorry, can’t help but bitch about what Cashman and Co could’ve gotten if they decided to sell. We’d be having a top 5 farm system instead of single A talent and under performing AA outfielders.

    • The Real Greg says:

      And have all of New York chanting for his head for selling out. And losing money from ratings and dropping attendance.

    • Pat D says:

      You’re overvaluing the prospects quite a bit.

    • your mom says:

      Don’t matter, we’d fuck the prospects up anyways.

    • rich says:

      Iglesias is the most overrated player in baseball right now. By this time next season, he will be hitting under .250 with an under .300 OBP. He sucks. I actually gotta give Boston credit for selling high on that bum and getting a pitcher they need, if he’s healthy of course

  75. forensic says:

    Boy, almost every batted ball has been smoked. They’re all over Pettitte’s stuff tonight.

  76. rich says:

    Just keep pitching to the hottest hitter in baseball right now.

  77. Dan in Athens says:

    Stop fucking pitching to him Andy.

  78. vicki says:

    omigod, i’m so aj ellis jealous.

  79. The Real Greg says:

    Bad move Hanley

  80. Kramerica Industries says:

    Andy is so fucking horrible with two outs.

  81. SDB says:

    Whattathrow.

  82. Dan in Athens says:

    Shades of the past…

  83. Cuso says:

    Let’s trade AAA for Puig.

  84. Pat D says:

    Meanwhile, Casablanca is on TCM.

    “It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles.”

    OR

    “It would take a miracle to get you out of a suspension, ARod, and the Selig has outlawed miracles.”

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      I just realized, Renault is a real piece of shit.

      • Pat D says:

        You take that back this instant.

        • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

          I love Renault. But the way he prostitutes women puts him pretty squarely on the “douche” list.

          • Pat D says:

            Yea, but it never happens during the movie. He redeems himself.

            • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

              It doesn’t seem as if he regrets that particular perk of his job, though. At least Rick never resorted to blatant prostitution.

              With that said, Renault (Or is it Reinault? That’s how it sounded in the movie)is probably my favorite character. At the end of the movie his redemption is really the surprising one.

              • Pat D says:

                Yes, it is a bit surprising.

                But everything about that movie is so awesome, and Claude Rains’ performance as Renault is one of the big reasons why.

                • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

                  What I meant was, it was the story of Rick. His redemption was really necessary to complete the story arc. We’re never really shown Renault’s character arc; while his redemption was believable, it also wasn’t necessarily inevitable.

                  If they ended up making Renault go the opposite direction and made him full-blown evil or whatever you want to call it, I wouldn’t have been completely surprised, whereas I would have been with Rick.

  85. Dan in Athens says:

    Juan Uribe taketh, and then giveth.

  86. The Real Greg says:

    And now that decision by the Dodgers 3rd base coach looms large.

  87. Duh Injuries says:

    WTF is up with Hanley Ramirez?

    Uribe wasn’t dogging it, he couldn’t get to the ball.

    Bad form by Ramirez as you don’t call out your teammate in front of the opponent.

  88. Duh Injuries says:

    Also like the Yankee announcers said Soriano would’ve scored if Uribe got the ball anyway.

  89. stuart a says:

    i have never been a big fan of peavy…

    i think the trade works best for the chisox who need a bunch of help.

    assume young will be available if yanks want him. if the price is high, pass…

    granderson will help a ton. then only joke hitters are catcher and 3b..

  90. forensic says:

    I flip back to the game and Flaherty is going on and on about how great Chris Stewart is.

    Shocking…

  91. Anderson Silva says:

    not a strike, but we gotta have human error in the game

  92. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I give Andy credit. He did better than I certainly expected.

  93. your mom says:

    Boston getting Villareal too? Power arm, maybe Farrell can fix him. Didn’t realize that piece of shit Iglesias was worth so much. Not that Villareal or Peavy are all that good.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      How do you feel about this trade? I think the Sox did good, turning a lucky half season of a mediocre player into a decent/good pitcher. It certainly helps them this season

  94. vicki says:

    2013 starters, 2-outs, ops against:

    andy .739
    cc .775
    hugsie .547
    hirok .647
    phelps .574
    nova .820

  95. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    The dialogue in “Casablanca” is so damn good.

    • vicki says:

      this may not be verbatim.

      “i was told you were the most beautiful woman ever to come to casablanca. it was a gross understatement.”

      “you’re very kind.”

      my new year’s resolution every year is to learn to take a compliment like that.

  96. Winter says:

    Good inning from Andy. Gotta love facing their pitcher…

  97. johnnyb93 says:

    Theo Epstein’s grandfather and great uncle wrote the screenplay for Casablanca.

  98. Anderson Silva says:

    lets hope Jeter can recapture the magic against RH pitchers… otherwise it’s not going to be pretty

  99. Dan in Athens says:

    Did they just say Willie Stargell hit a ball over the right center pavilion? Anyone know if that’s on youtube or anywhere else?

  100. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    This is the inning he gets rocked. Andy’s curve looks awful.

  101. Michael Allen says:

    I’m watching the game on MLBN. Vin Scully is… Well he’s Vin Scully. The man could commentate on a single blade of grass growing and I would gladly stop and listen.

    Just saying.

  102. Bobtaco says:

    Thanks to Theo Epstein’s grandfather…

  103. The Real Greg says:

    Anybody see what’s going on in Texas right now?

  104. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichiro faked me out for a second, thought he gave up on it

  105. your mom says:

    I want to talk shit about the offense having only 4 hits but they are facing Greinke.

  106. Dontshushme says:

    Peavy to sox.

  107. Anderson Silva says:

    Didn’t notice Nix was back. Can’t say it’s good to have him back.

  108. your mom says:

    Our 3rd basemen suck. God I hate Nix.

  109. BigBlueAL says:

    Assuming they dont trade for a 3B just let Adams play 3B every day for God’s sake. Cant stand watching guys like Nix or Cruz anymore. At least Adams give you hope of actually hitting the ball to the OF in the air once in awhile.

    • your mom says:

      I’d rather see Lillibridge.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Lillibridge sucks too. Though he has shown some pop at least during his career. Would definitely rather see him than Nix at least but again if they are going to be wasting a spot in the lineup at 3B at least waste it on a young player who has some pop in his bat.

    • forensic says:

      Yup, hated that they sent down Adams instead of just dumping Lillibridge.

  110. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    So our company is seriously considering Grease since we heard how cheap it was for licensing (given our specific circumstances, $370 for two shows).

    The problem is, everything else about Grease is expensive. Really expensive.

    Our other option, which costs the same in licensing, is “Nunsense”. It’s a good show, and much cheaper.

    But, it’s not Grease.

    So basically we’re really trying to figure out if Grease is a feasible option or not. Probably not, but we can hope.

  111. Wheels says:

    Stewart is not a speed merchant.

  112. The Real Greg says:

    The official trade

    Red Sox: Peavy and Villereal
    Tigers: Iglesias
    White Sox: Iglesias and 3 low level Red Sox prospects

    • Dan in Athens says:

      Sox aren’t giving up anything else. Young is either a Yankee or Phillie at 4:01 tomorrow.

    • Tom says:

      J.B. Wendelken, Francellis Montas, Cleuluis Rondon are the prospects that Boston shipped out.

      If you are wondering “who?”…. exactly. First 2 are pitchers, last guy is an A ball SS with a decent glove but apparently no bat whatsoever.

      Not a huge Peavy fan but this seems like an absolute steal for Boston as they seem to have sold ridiculously high on Iglesias (who has an OPS under .500 for the last month)

      White Sox also got Avisail Garcia from Detroit

  113. Wheels says:

    Great catch Sori!

  114. nycsportzfan says:

    Soriano is killing it for us!

  115. Dan in Athens says:

    Soriano – defense? Confused.

  116. nsalem says:

    D for form A for results

  117. Anderson Silva says:

    Gardner didn’t look like he was running full speed.

  118. Dan in Athens says:

    JH Jr. would be starting for us at third right now.

  119. Anderson Silva says:

    very nice game from Pettitte.

  120. Dan in Athens says:

    Did Andy just duel Zack to a draw? Wow, hell of a job

  121. Michael Allen says:

    Big fan of Greinke. Simileons aside, I was disappointed the Yanks didn’t get involved with him this offseason.

    Does anyone see Maddux when they watch Greinke? Slightly less upright type of delivery, same type of stuff, and baseball intelligence.

    Go ahead, Alfonso.

  122. ropeadope says:

    Surprised Red Sox were willing to part with Iglesias. Guess they’ll go with Drew and Snyder on the left side with Middlebrooks returning at some point. Peavy can be fragile. My hunch is the Red Sox will come to regret the deal.

  123. SDB says:

    Now that’s the Andy I remember. Hopefully the offense backs him up now.

  124. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    Scratch a run out right here and lock this down

  125. Wheels says:

    Andy’s got to be feeling pretty good after that performance.

  126. Anderson Silva says:

    Wells PH is kinda like having the pitcher bat. Really.

  127. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    Inspiring effort in that AB Vern

  128. BigBlueAL says:

    Solid at-bat by Wells.

  129. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Well, you gotta give Andy credit. Tell you what though, he was really pretty lucky.

  130. BigBlueAL says:

    I fear the Yankees might not score again this series.

  131. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Too bad. If Jeter was able…

    Damn you, Kay. You beat me to it.

  132. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    My favorite part of the show every night

    D-Rob

  133. WhittakerWalt says:

    If only Jeter had been playing short.
    #obviousjoke

  134. Wheels says:

    Jeter will start running faster eventually, right?

  135. your mom says:

    And Texas ties it up.

    • vicki says:

      angels bullpen should self-immolate.

      • ropeadope says:

        lol, when I notice you in the thread Ms. V., I immediately open up dictionary.com as I know I’ll be referencing it often. Thank you for improving my vocabulary.

        I know Frieri imploded last night. I won’t look at tonight’s game until later (or tomorrow).

  136. nycsportzfan says:

    The entire AL EAST WON tonight. We really need this game.

  137. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    Have a fuckin seat

  138. Lukaszek says:

    Robertson made a fool out of Puig

  139. Tom says:

    And for the 2nd night in a row Frieri blows a save against Texas.

    Thanks California, LA, Anaheim, North American Angels

  140. Dan in Athens says:

    Hit HRam right in the ass. Don’t want to hurt him, just don’t let him hit here.

  141. your mom says:

    If we go to extras and lose tonight, please don’t let it be a walk-off HR to Puig. Hate that guy.

  142. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    It’s a joy to watch this guy pitch.

    Hope he’s Mo’s successor.

  143. Dontshushme says:

    Alright lets scratch one across here please

  144. nycsportzfan says:

    RObertson stole Puigs lunch money and gave him a wedgie to boot!

  145. your mom says:

    Hate to see this team next year if Kemp is healthy and they sign Cano.

  146. Anderson Silva says:

    domination by DRob

  147. Dan in Athens says:

    I’d send DRob back out unless the Yanks score. Day off yesterday and on Thursday and only 9 pitches in the 8th.

  148. BigBlueAL says:

    I feel just as calm and confident when DRob is in the game as I am when Mo is in.

  149. Anderson Silva says:

    Cano taking FB down the middle for no reason

  150. Mike says:

    I can’t believe Boston got Peavy for basically a utility if + 3 low level scrubs.

  151. WhittakerWalt says:

    How do you like that clown suit, Yasiel?

  152. Ain’t going to be an easy inning. Jansen is one of the best closers in the league, surprised he was replaced to start with.

  153. Anderson Silva says:

    so much talent, it’s painful to watch him have ABs like that. Did everything wrong.

  154. BigBlueAL says:

    Cano has been getting overpowered alot lately.

    • The Real Greg says:

      He’s been in a slump.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      his at bats have been putrid again. Almost as bad as Soriano fouling off bout 5pitches that should of went out of the ballpark before striking out. This team just flat out has the most embaressing at bats of any team i’ve ever seen. Its annoying at the pitches these guys foul off.

  155. WhittakerWalt says:

    Has Cano gone back to getting himself out, or are these just really good pitches?

  156. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees need to extend this game as long as possible until the Dodgers are forced to bring in League.

  157. Anderson Silva says:

    What’s so special about this Jensen guy? It’s nothing but FBs, and he catches a lot of the plate with them.

  158. The Real Greg says:

    Reminds me of David Robertson. Overpowering

  159. BigBlueAL says:

    Just get this game to the 10th so Nix and Stewart can hit…..

  160. The Real Greg says:

    If the Yankees lose, it’s just a matter of being beaten by a better team. The Yankees did not shoot themselves in this game.

  161. Kramerica Industries says:

    It will be fun to lose in walk-off fashion with Mo still in the bullpen.

  162. nycsportzfan says:

    Fuck this wack ass offense! my lord! Of course were gonna be the only team in the AL EAST to lose tonight. I don’t care what anyone says, Jansen may be good, but he wasen’t throwing good stuff tonight. Every batter got multiple pitches to unload on and did nothing with any of em.

  163. With these fans, you’d think we’re in Boston right now.

  164. BigBlueAL says:

    Really couldnt let DRob pitch another inning?? 9 pitch 8th too much for him?? Considering the Yankees had a day off yesterday and have another day off on Thursday??

    • Timothy says:

      Yea I was upset about this too. Especially considering they will pitch Kelley now and then Rivera in 10th before Girardi just gives up and throws Warren in there for the rest of the game.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      head scratcher really. I have a bad feeling with Kelley here

  165. Angels and Rangers in Bottom of the 10th tied 11-11.

    Not everyday.

    Home runs by Mark Trumbo and ex-Met Colin Cowgill along with Geovany Soto.

  166. Charles says:

    Bit confused why Robertson is out, he only threw like 9 pitches to get through the meat of the order. You would think that with the bottom of the order coming up he’d be ok to go out for another inning?

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Gotta have him available to pitch the 8th tomorrow to keep the Yankees deficit at 1-0 heading to the 9th.

  167. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    So far I don’t think this is one of Joe’s better managed games.

    • Timothy says:

      whys that? Only thing I may of done differently was pitch Robertson in the 9th. What else has you puzzled?

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        I had something else, but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. I’ll try and get back to you.

  168. Timothy says:

    Anyone else think Girardi pulls Jeter or at least rests him tomorrow if the game goes to extras?

  169. Dontshushme says:

    980 year old uribe is gonna run into one

  170. I didn’t realize Car Wash was a baseball park type song…

  171. Wheels says:

    Might have to put on some coffee here.

  172. Dontshushme says:

    Fuck!

  173. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Well that’s just fucking lovely.

  174. The Real Greg says:

    Cano should have caught that. He would have been out.

  175. Anderson Silva says:

    he had a play despite the bad throw, needs to hold on to that ball

  176. BigBlueAL says:

    Another 2 months of Chris Stewart…

    • The Real Greg says:

      That’s not on Stewart. The play was there.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        That was a God awful throw. All on Stewart.

        • Anderson Silva says:

          Cano had a play. He simply couldn’t do it. Cano going into another stretch of actually hurting the team.

          • Kramerica Industries says:

            Don’t try defending that throw. A throw that is that far up the baseline and on that kind of an early bounce is almost always a no chancer.

            • Duh Injuries says:

              Um, the throw was miles ahead of the base stealer and sometimes a secondbaseman, especially one who wants Manny Ramirez’s big contract plus another $40-100M, has to scoop the throw out of the dirt, or do you expect EVERY throw a catcher makes to a secondbaseman to be right into the secondbaseman’s glove? I don’t and I’d be reasonable to not expect it every time in a stolen base attempt.

              ‘Love the Chris Stewart bashers and Cano asskissers on here.

              • Kramerica Industries says:

                It’s kinda funny reading this, because Robbie’s the homegrown Yankee and Stewie is the evil mercenary.

  177. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    This game is about to suck.

  178. Dontshushme says:

    Horrible

  179. Wheels says:

    Shoulda kept Robertson in dammit.

  180. The Real Greg says:

    Just the better team. All there is to it.

  181. forensic says:

    Well, that was annoying.

  182. BigBlueAL says:

    At least DRob will be available for tomorrow.

  183. SDB says:

    Ugh.

    Well, at least it wasn’t Puig…

  184. Anderson Silva says:

    Cano and Girardi with the loss. Cano had a chance to get out of the inning, and Girardi is simply clueless on how to use relievers in order to win games.

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me? that’s how they lose. fuck bullshit.

  186. Jack P says:

    I feel like this would be an appropriate ending for the last game of our season…. still a long way to go though.

  187. Dontshushme says:

    Well cano…nice game contract guy…horrible at bat in the 9th and then a catchable ball at second

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      I guess he’s lucky those aren’t the only two things he’s ever done in his career then, right?

  188. Kramerica Industries says:

    Thanks, Stewart.

  189. WhittakerWalt says:

    Last inning my wife asked me how the game was going. I said “terribly, they’re tied.” She said “that’s good, though, right?” I told her “no, because the Yankees have done all their scoring for the night. Eventually the Dodgers will score a run, and that will be that.”

    And here we are.

  190. Gustavo says:

    Shawn “the run fairy” Kelley strikes again…

  191. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    NOW can we PLEASE sell? What more do the Yanks need to realize this isn’t their year? Clouds to form a message in the sky? The ghost of George Steinbrenner telling them this explicitly?

    Okay, scratch that last bit, George wouldn’t do that..but still! JUST GIVE IT UP. Move on. Prepare for next year. We’re not good.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Didnt you hear Cashman the other day?? Hal wants to win a championship this season hence the trade for Soriano!!

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        Soriano is a nice pick up, but come on Hal. That bullshit is insulting.

        I’m not mad they’re losing at this point -frustrated and disappointed, yes, but not mad. But pretending we have a chance when we clearly don’t is going to hurt us, maybe badly, in the long run.

        It’s finally not our year. We had a great run. Accept it, move on. Prepare for the future. Stop going into denial, guys.

    • Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

      I’ve been telling them to sell, but Hal won’t listen to me. He never listened to me.

  192. stuart a says:

    got the dodger telecast but stewie our great defensive catcher could not throw out ethier..

    stewie down to about 220 on the BA, but don’t worry he is a big slugger…

    i am sure Michael Kya has made a note of this fact. I bet Kay chalks it up to stewie playing to many games. BULL…

    offense on fire for 2 runs tonight… the beat goes on……….

  193. The Real Greg says:

    FALLACY and Ignorance to all of you about blame. There is no blame.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      You really make it hard to enjoy game threads.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Really? I do. Have you seen this place this year?

        • BigBlueAL says:

          You are easily the most annoying. I used to LOVE the game threads here in 2008 and 2009. Havent had time past few years to enjoy the game threads but lately have been trying to but shit you make it real tough.

    • Dontshushme says:

      In a loss there is always blame just as in a win there is always credit

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Just because YOU like to white knight for Girardi doesn’t mean we do. He makes stupid bullpen decisions, FALLACY or no.

      • The Real Greg says:

        I didn’t like the decision, but that alone is not the reason for losing. So don’t act like it is.

        • WhittakerWalt says:

          There are plenty of reasons for losing. Lack of hitting is no one’s fault. Our lineup just stinks. Making a poor bullpen choice is on Girardi, though. That he does have control over.
          Ultimately we probably lose anyway, because once this team goes into a scoring drought anything is possible, but I just don’t see why you get into these weird fits of mental gymnastics.
          I honestly don’t even think you know why you do it. You just like to argue.

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        Why do you all respond to Greg? He’s made it abundantly clear, time and time again, that he’s just another troll. He’s just clever enough to troll in a way that avoids the banhammer. Don’t feed him.

        • WhittakerWalt says:

          I think he’s just a contrarian. I don’t believe he’s a troll.

          • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

            He once called Cashman “Cashit”. I think he made up some similar epitaph for Hal. And what else is a perpetual contrarian but a troll?

        • HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

          From what I gather Greg’s gotta funny way of thinking, but he ain’t no troll.

  194. Kramerica Industries says:

    Pretty much the worst imaginable night for the Yankees.

    They lose, while everyone in the AL with a better record than them won.

  195. Charles says:

    And now we’re not going stop hearing about why Roberston should have pitched the 9th.

  196. stuart a says:

    the play was stewies fault not cano and kelly is the 3rd best relief pitcher morons. what you want to use boon logan? joba?

    girardi made the right moves, you score 2 runs you are losing a lot of games…..

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    Romine should get the majority of starts going forward

  198. CashmanNinja says:

    While they pretty much all sucked, I think Stewart gets top honors for sucking tonight. They had Ethier by a MILE…and he gives a lousy throw. Cano could have caught it, and should have, but it’s also harder to catch AND apply the throw at the same time. It’s doing 2 things at once. If the throw had been where it should have been then Cano makes that tag easily. Thanks Stewart.

  199. Widget says:

    Sell.

  200. Kramerica Industries says:

    In any case, rest well, Mariano. I know he needs it despite the off day on Monday and the impending off day on Thursday.

    • stuart a says:

      mariano has not pitched 2 innings all season I think.

      he is not coming in with the score tied to pitch 2 innings.

      not happening.. they cannot score not complicated…

      nix had a heck of a ballgame, stewart also ditto, you have right there 2 positions where they are bottom 3 in baseball in productivity…

      on the cano front he is there best player, he is just not remotely as good as he thinks he is or his groupies think he is..
      granderson will help. wells with a great pinch hit AB, he almost got the ball out of the infield…

      he will stay on the team when grandy come back they will send down melky, i would love to see vernon go adios.. he sucks…

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Except Mo didn’t pitch one inning. He didn’t throw one pitch. He didn’t even do any warm-up pitching.

        So I’m not sure where you gathered two innings here. And Girardi actually has thrown Mo for two innings on the road in the regular season before, it’s just that nobody probably remembers when that was.

        (psh, try the 9/11/2010 boxscore. There’s a reason Mo blew the save the following night.)

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          jeez, I was so close.

          9/10/2010 boxscore, which beget that 9/11/2010 boxscore I speak of. Was thinking 9/11 was a Friday game, but it was a Friday the year before, when Jeter passed Gehrig on the Yankee hit list.

          In either case, I fell sick on 9/11 both those years, thus explaining my weird memory of those dates.

        • vicki says:

          what if mo had done his job on aj ellis, ethier and juan urine [sic]? we had ichi, nix and stewart next. then the pitcher. and who was on the bench?

          it would have to have been the top of the order up for LA, with some prayer for a yankee run due up afterwards, to consider using mo. any “proven closer”, really, but especially ancient mo.

          if anything it should’ve been drob.

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        Kramerica didn’t say he wanted Mo to go two innings.

  201. your mom says:

    I’m very confident we can turn this around…………not!

  202. Cy Pettitte says:

    I really hope they do just sell. This team is sickening because they’re not bad enough to just laugh at like the Angels fans do at this point but they’re not good enough to win so they’re just annoying.

  203. Duh Injuries says:

    Hughes to the Phillies for Michael Young, fuck it.

    The Yanks still have Kuroda/Sabathia/Nova/Pettitte/Phelps with Nuno, Warren, and possibly Pineda as rotation reinforcement.

    If Hughes can’t net the Yanks prospects, the Yanks might as well rent a guy who could be their stopgap thirdbaseman next year or better yet their stopgap firstbaseman if they could get rid of Teixiera.

    Otherwise tell Hughes he will receive the qualifying offer no matter what he does from hereonin and if he rejects it, the Yanks get a first-round draft pick.

    Young or the draft pick is aok by me because this team’s offense has been the ruin of them.

    • acb says:

      huh i’m confused why would the phillies want phil hughes for young?

    • Gonzalo Hiram says:

      Trading Hughes for Young would be nice, but tell me why the phillies would be interested in Hughes, they are not contending anymore so why do thet want a rental. Remember Hughes would be a free agent so they would lose him, This trade just doesn;t make any sense for them.

  204. Joe says:

    I know this sounds like a crazy suggestion, but would anyone here under any circumstance consider trading Sabathia in the offseason to try to see if they could net some position player prospects. I know Sabathia is older, but someone who needs pitching I have to believe would give up a haul for him. Yes are rotation would be in trouble, but I don’t necessarily believe you need an ace to be a playoff team, but rather solid depth in the rotation with a great bullpen. Orioles don’t have an ace in their rotation and they are doing fine. I’m not saying the Yankees should definitely trade him, but I think it should at least be considered if nothing else to see value he could bring from other teams.

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