Jul
06

Game 87: Make It Six

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The Yankees have won five straight, and during that time they’ve picked up exactly zero games on the Red Sox in the AL East race. They have moved into a tie with the Orioles for the second wildcard spot though, and this afternoon they have a chance to leap over them to claim that spot outright. It’s not much in early-July, but hey, sitting in a playoff spot feels better than being on the outside looking in. Here’s the lineup Joe Girardi is running out there against right-hander Chris Tillman:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 1B Robinson Cano
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. LF Zoilo Almonte
  6. 1B Lyle Overbay
  7. 3B Luis Cruz
  8. SS Eduardo Nunez
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is 1996 AL Cy Young Award runner-up, left-hander Andy Pettitte. I remember being outraged Pettitte (21-8) finished behind Pat Hentgen (20-10) at the time, but nowadays I’m surprised to see the vote was so close. Hentgen was way better than year.

It is crazy hot and humid in New York right now, and the temperatures are supposed to reach the mid-90s before it is all said and done this afternoon. I love live baseball as much as the next guy, but this is one game I’ll happily watch in my air-conditioned home. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on both YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Rotation Update: Hiroki Kuroda (hip) came through yesterday’s bullpen session just fine, so he will start tomorrow’s game instead of Phil Hughes. Hughes now goes Monday with CC Sabathia to follow on Tuesday and Ivan Nova on Wednesday. David Phelps (forearm) was placed on the DL earlier today. Pitching, eh? Just when you think you have too much of it…

Categories : Game Threads
  • JoeyA

    5 game NYY winning streak Mike > 5 game NYY losing streak Mike.

  • trr

    oh God, Nunez

  • Eddard

    I like this lineup. Stewie’s the only weak spot with Nuney back. Win today and return the sweep tomorrow with Hiroki on the mound.

    • Evan3457

      6-9 still quite weak. And I’m not convinced Hafner will be much more than average.

    • OhioYanks

      Cruz’s career production is right in-line with Stewart’s.

    • Brian S.

      Nunez is a weak spot. And this is coming from somebody that has been touting him the last two years.

  • Evan3457

    1/2 game behind the O’s for the 2nd Wild Card.

    • BFDeal

      Not in the loss column.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I love that the team is doing well right now…but fast forward 2 weeks to the ASB. If we’re still doing well and Alex’s return is eminent I can see the stories now “Rodriguez’s Return Spells Breakdown in Clubhouse” “Are The Yankees Better Without A-Rod?” “Is Alex A Distraction?”

    • jjyank

      Of course. We’ve been there before. Remember when Cody Ransom was better for the team than A-Rod?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Oh, fat Peter. That was during my brief stint at LoHud.

    • SDB

      A-Rod could come back to a team going 0-8, and the media would still wonder if it was because of A-Rod’s impending return creating chaos in the clubhouse.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Very true. And god forbid he come back and they lose 2 or 3 in a row. He could go 10-10 with 5 homers, 3 doubles, 2 steals, with 12 RBI over the 3 games and it’d still somehow be his fault.

  • trr

    Pitching matchup not in our favor.
    This is gonna be really tough today

  • Pseudoyanks

    Crap, I thought this game was on TBS….?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Tomorrow.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Tomorrow.

      • Pseudoyanks

        Damn. I’m SOL, can’t watch today or tomorrow. MLB.com just offered me a free upgrade though (not sure how long that’s been available) so I got Gameday and Ma and Pa Yankee.

  • The Real Greg

    Watching Game 6 of ’96. Jimmy Key is one of those pitchers that seems to get lost in the shuffle in terms of 90s pitchers.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I know Phelps just got hurt, but I’d still love to see a trade of maybe Nova for some kind of offense once Pineda is ready to go.

  • jjyank

    From the O’s broadcast “And if they need him, Jim Johnson will be right back out there for a save.”
    Please, please do that.

    • Kramerica Industries

      He’s blown, what, three saves now against the Yankees in his last few chances? And remember that he pretty much blew the save in the Jerry Meals game, too.

      • Get Phelps Up

        And don’t forget ALDS game 1 that didn’t count as a blown save.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Good point. Didn’t even think about that one.

          Yeah. Jim Johnson has been a friend to the Yankees over the years, despite his 51 saves last year. This is why it was bad news when Tommy Hunter was left in to finish the game last Friday.

          • Evan3457

            Up and down.

            1. Pitched well against them in one start and two relief appearances in 2008.

            2. Got beaten like a drum against them in 2009.

            3. Pitched very well against them from 2010-2012 (regular season).

            4. Blew that game 1 in the playoffs, and has been awful since.

            • Get Phelps Up

              Nitpick that I can’t not make on number 3: He had a nice big blowup against us in 2011 when Montero his his first 2 home runs.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I really hope Buck sticks it out with Johnson as the closer for the entire season.

  • Kramerica Industries

    No deficits in the early innings this time, please.

    That act with the Orioles is pretty irritating by now.

  • RetroRob

    How did O’Neill hit against Ford in Spring Training?

  • Kramerica Industries

    What is Paul talking about?

    Orioles went 8-4 against the Yankees in 1997.

  • dkidd

    i’d like to request an andy win with a mo save, please

    • Pseudoyanks

      It never gets old.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    That is a very, very strong man.

  • Kramerica Industries

    For fuck’s sake.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Da fuck?

  • jjyank

    Fuck. I did not think that had enough on it.

  • The Real Greg

    WHY ARE YOU SETTING UP INSIDE THERE?

  • Eddard

    Jesus Christ, Andy. Don’t throw one to that guy.

  • SDB

    Can the real Chris Davis please return?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow that ball sure carried.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    I wish Andy wasn’t bad. :-(

    • The Real Greg

      That’s on Chris Stewart. Why the hell would you set up inside on a 3-2 pitch to the leader in home runs in baseball.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

        Oh please. What a ridiculous excuse. The man is over 40 years old and has been pitching in the major leagues since the 90’s, and he threw a shitty pitch. Catchers don’t give up home runs.

        • The Real Greg

          YOU DON’T SET UP INSIDE ON THE HOME RUN LEADER IN THE AL ON A 3-2 PITCH!

          YOU GO AWAY AND IF YOU WALK HIM, YOU TAKE YOUR CHANCE WITH BRIAN ROBERTS.

          • jjyank

            Inside voice, Greg.

            • The Real Greg

              I’m sorry. But it’s all time dumb.

              • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

                Oh my gosh. You’re serious.

                I forget why I ever engage you at all.

          • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

            Yeah, Andy shouldn’t have done that, and made it a shitty pitch besides.

            But he did.

            Not Stewart.

            Also, all caps doesn’t make you smarter or make your argument better, Greg. It just makes you look kind of ridiculous.

            • The Real Greg

              It was a bad pitch. But for a catcher to even consider setting up inside there is ludicrous.

              Go with the breaking ball away.

              Andy did not object so some blame goes to him, but Stewart set the location in the first pace so for him to even suggest it is stupid.

              • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

                First off, neither of us are pitchers. If he had made a good pitch, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

                Stewart plays an extremely small part in this, because he didn’t throw the pitch. Andy did.

                • The Real Greg

                  I saw Stewart set up inside. As soon as I saw that, I was like “what are you doing?” Andy has not pitched well and to want him to throw in a danger zone against a great hitter is asking for trouble.

                  I know he made a bad pitch. But he could have made a bad pitch away and Davis would have walked. Instead he makes a bad pitch inside and they score 2 runs.

                  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

                    But he made the bad pitch. Not Stewart. Stewart can’t pitch Greg. Andy can. Andy gave up the home run. Not Stewart. How do you not understand this?

                    • The Real Greg

                      I get that. But as I said. If Stewart wanted to locate the pitch away and Andy made a bad pitch, it probably would have been a walk instead of a 2 run homer.

                      The bottom line is that Andy has not been pitching well. So to ask him to make that pitch in that count is stupid.

                    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

                      Maybe, but Andy threw it. It might have been a bad call for Stewart to set up there. I don’t know. I’m not a pitcher. But the fact is Andy threw the shitty pitch. Not Stewart. To give Stewart the blame is dumb.

              • Deathstroke Heathcott

                Andy’s a veteran, he could’ve shaken him off if he didn’t think he could make the pitch.

                • The Real Greg

                  That’s true. So he does shoulder some of that.

                  But for Stewart to even make Andy think about that is where the problem is. He should have immediately suggested a breaking ball or cutter away.

                  Stewart is the originator of the mistake. Andy let it go by. I tend to blame the origin more.

        • trr

          That was lousy pitching by Pettite. Right over the middle of the plate on a few of those pitches. He may be cooked.

      • jjyank

        You know Andy has every right to shake off Stewart and select a different pitch/location, right?

        • The Real Greg

          Then it’s on both of them. But for Stewart to even CONSIDER IT is dumb.

          • Deathstroke Heathcott

            Andy not only consider it but signed off on it. So he’s at least equally “dumb”.

            • The Real Greg

              I would say 60% 40% with more to Stewart because I think the origin deserves more blame.

  • dkidd

    pee in a cup, davis

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      Hahaha + 1

  • The Real Greg

    Fucking hell Chris Stewart, you don’t set up inside on a 3-2 pitch to Chris Davis.

  • Cy Pettitte

    these fluke Oriole players are infuriating. can’t wait til he regresses like Johnson.

  • RetroRob

    Warm, ball traveling.

    Davis, Pettitte and Gardner did not think that ball was out…but it was.

  • Eddard

    Stop pitching to the guy. Make Roberts beat you. It’s not that hard.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You know shit’s getting weird when you agree with Eddard.

  • Pseudoyanks

    It’s fun spotting the O’s 2 Runs.

    • Kramerica Industries

      It seems like the Orioles are constantly scoring 1st or 2nd inning runs against the Yankees.

      I mean, yes, they have a very good offense. Just that these multi-season trends don’t exactly become easier to tolerate.

  • The Real Greg

    And now all the good feelings from last night are gone in an instant.

    The problem of baseball

    • jjyank

      Oh, Greg.

      • The Real Greg

        I’m sorry but when you’re playing from behind ALL SEASON LONG, it seems, it’s hard to consistently feel good about this team day to day

        • jjyank

          I think it’s hard for you to feel consistently good about anything, to be honest. Just watch the game.

    • Brian S.

      You said the exact same thing like two days ago. It’s just sports, chillout.

  • Eddard

    I never understood the appeal of the behind the plate camera. You can’t see the pitch location. You can’t see anything.

  • dkidd

    so we get another comeback win

    sweet!

  • Dalek Jeter

    “one thing about Tillman is he gives up a lot of homeruns so let’s see if the Yankees can get their share”

    That’s gonna be tough when we have one legitimate hitter who is also a power threat, John.

  • RetroRob

    Let’s hope this is a repeat of last night’s game. Two-run HR and then nothing.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Come on Yanks I need you to win because I’m a fan, and I need you to crush Tillman for fantasy purposes.

    • jjyank

      Ditto, since your opponent is right on my heels. Thanks for putting the beat down on him so far for me :P

      • Dalek Jeter

        Hahaha, you should thank him. I don’t think he’s checked his team all week. Maholm, Ryu, Gunthrie, and Latos all started for him this week…and they’ve all remained on the bench. Plus he has Braun in his LF spot, Kelly Johnson (LF eligibility) at 2B, and Kinsler on his DL. Plus on top of that he has Scheirholtz starting in CF and a healthy Austin Jackson on the DL.

  • RetroRob

    People who sweat heavily are less likely to pass out from the heat.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I guess because the sweat cools their bodies more and their brains don’t overheat?

      • RetroRob

        Right. It’s the body’s way to cool down. People who don’t sweat much are more likely to overheat.

    • jjyank

      As someone who is a heavy sweater and sweats very easily, this is a very minor consolation in this type of weather :)

    • Kramerica Industries

      It’s more likely Mike would pass out because men on television have to wear trousers at all times. More fabric = more heat on the skin.

      • RetroRob

        Yet the incredible large size of his head will allow heat to escape trapped in his suit.

        Okay, we’ve jumped the shark.

  • jjyank

    I really hate that MASN doesn’t have a pitch count on the screen.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Kim Jones woulda killed somebody…

  • Kramerica Industries

    That’s the 3rd straight game where Andy has had some serious fielding miscue.

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Andy Pettitte is suffering from a nasty case of old.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Yuck, Andy.

  • The Real Greg

    And there’s another run. Way to go Andy. Thank you fro breaking this great string of days

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Dude. It’s the second inning. And we’ve actually been winning lately. We even scored this exact amount of runs yesterday.

      Seriously, just watch the damn game or turn it off if you’re not enjoying yourself.

  • SDB

    At least the bullpen’s rested.

  • Eddard

    Andy just doesn’t give us much chance to win anymore.

  • Tom Q

    Sad to say, this is what a typical Andy game has looked like since his return — not necessarily many hits, but fielding miscues and hits with men on base to make the games hard to win.

  • The Real Greg

    I think we found Pineda’s spot. Sorry Andy but we need wins and you’re not cutting it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’ll have to flip through Seinfeld to see if Buck ever ditched the windbreaker there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …Andy :(

  • Jay

    I hate to say it…but Andy looks cooked.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Too early to make the move, but maybe Pettitte can make a good LOOGY.

  • Eddard

    They need a spark. Get a couple men on base and let’s see what Nuney can do.

  • jjyank

    Alright Zoilo! Let’s do something here.

  • Eddard

    That kid knows how to hit. Now drive them home. Nuney should get a chance here.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Alright.

    Don’t fuck this up.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Alright Lyle, now how about some runs.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I would like very much for Luis to Cruz around the bases here.

  • Eddard

    YES! Single them to death!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Man f’ the fans, and f’ Sterling for that foul ball.

  • jjyank

    Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice! well done Cruz!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    starting to look more like 2012 Luis Cruz

  • Kramerica Industries

    More runs, please.

  • Wheels

    Way to go Cruz

  • Get Phelps Up

    Alright Nuney, time to make Eddard orgasm.

  • Eddard

    Keep it going, Nuney! Another single!

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Grand slam?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Overbay WTF

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fuck! Come on Loverbay!! Are you joking?!?!?!

  • Kramerica Industries

    WTF Lyle?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    uggh.

  • Wheels

    Damn Overbay

  • jjyank

    Damn it Loverbay. Still, I’ll take the run.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Come on Overbay. You gotta be smarter than that.

  • RetroRob

    Bad play, Lyle. You are not fast and he is in LF with a good arm.

  • Dan in Athens

    Uh, Overbay?

  • http://www.nra.org Guns

    Holy Lyle Overbay that was dumb.

  • The Real Greg

    Not smart Lyle.

  • SDB

    Really liking the Cruz pickup. Cashman failed at failing there.

    At least this is something of a game now…

    • McLovin

      Yeah Cruz is pretty decent, wasn’t a bad pickup at all.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Unbelievable that we’re probably only getting two runs out of this.

    • The Real Greg

      Have you seen this offense? That’s a lot.

  • Eddard

    Nuney got the job done! Not sure what Lyle was thinking.

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 runs with 7-8-9 up is acceptable I guess

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WTF was that Stewart?

  • HK

    Why is Lyle Underbay still on this roster? Dan Johnson can’t be any worse, plus he can fake it at 3B.

    • The Real Greg

      Can he?

    • BFDeal

      Correction: Johnson could be worse.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Dan Johnson is probably worse.
      They need a 1B.

      • Cy Pettitte

        LoMo pls

        • Get Phelps Up

          Kendrys.

          • The Real Greg

            Kyle Blanks

            • Dalek Jeter

              ANDY PHILLIPS

              wait, what?!

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Our offense is so bad.

    I know we might score more. But come on with that.

    • The Real Greg

      With 7-8-9 up, 2 runs is fine. 1 run is not.

  • Kramerica Industries

    At least they got two runs out of that. Not too bad.

    Still, Lyle Overbay should never be doing that on a flyball hit on the left side. Even if it is on the “acceptable” out to get thrown out at 3rd base.

  • jjyank

    Well at least they cleared the pitcher’s Stewart’s line up spot.

  • Dalek Jeter

    the top of the order could be coming up right now with 1st and second and 2 outs if it wasn’t for Lyle’s terrible, terrible, baserunning :(

    • Wheels

      Overbay is a bit of a bonehead.

    • The Real Greg

      Unfortunately, Gardner is ice cold. 3 for his last 25

    • RetroRob

      If it will make you feel any better, statistically the odds are the score would still be 3-2. Annoying though to give up an out like that when the pitcher is struggling.

  • McLovin

    I’ll take it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    remember when Stewart was hitting in the .280’s a month ago? lol

  • Eddard

    Andy’s just going to give the 2 runs right back. Get Warren up.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I was calling that a double immediately.

    That was to laissez-faire out there.

  • The Real Greg

    Soon as I saw where that went, I thought “he’s getting 2″

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Bad Andy makes me sad. :-(

  • Dan in Athens

    Walk Davis.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeez. No wonder Adam Jones never draws walks.

  • trr

    Get him out of there!

  • The Real Greg

    Now we’ll see if Stewart and Pettitte have learned their lesson

  • RetroRob

    …maybe that’s why he tried to bunt.

    Throw nothing to Davis. Nothing.

    • The Real Greg

      That first pitch is what Andy should have thrown 3-2

  • Eddard

    Buck’s a smart guy but Davis should be hitting 3rd. Jones should be hitting 6th. And stop pitching to Davis! Make him hit your pitch. If you walk him you walk him.

  • Dan in Athens

    Why is he not walking Davis?

  • Eddard

    That was not a good pitch. Lucky it’s still 3-2.

  • The Real Greg

    Andy got lucky. Davis was just out in front of that.

    • Brian S.

      Greg have you ever considered marijuana?

      • jjyank

        Plouffy, get over here, stat!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Andy has given up so many two-out RBI hits of late.

    Not here, please.

  • Dan in Athens

    Bad decision, good result.

  • The Real Greg

    So Andy has given up 2 earned runs.

    I think pitcher’s errors should count as earned runs for the pitcher.

    • jjyank

      No, they shouldn’t. The word “earned” there refers to what the hitters earn, not necessarily what the pitcher is to blame for.

  • dkidd

    bend-but-don’t-break andy

    momentum starting to turn

  • Get Phelps Up

    We’re going to win this game.

    • jjyank

      Hells yeah.

  • TomH

    Pettitte worries me. He hasn’t had serious command for a while now.

    • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!)

      You know who does? Josh Johnson.

  • RetroRob

    Jones and Machado may be talented, but they don’t talk many walks. Machado is just 20, so I can see both is HRs and walks increasing. Jones is what he is.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Machado’s actually 21 today, I wonder if he went out to celebrate last night. 21 and an all-star in NYC for your 21st birthday?! I’d be so hungover on the field I’d barely be able to stand.

  • The Real Greg

    Now 3 for his last 26

  • Jay

    So Cano gets hot for 3 or 4 games and now he’s back to underwhelming. Not exactly the hot streak everyone was hoping for.

    • Brian S.

      He can only hit Minnesota pitching. He sucks against everyone else. Trade him for prspcts.

      • jjyank

        He has good numbers against the O’s, Indians, Astros, Royals, Dodgers, Mets, Athletics, Rays, and Jays this year. SSS applies everywhere, but that’s a dumb comment.

        • Brian S.

          I was joking obviously.

          • Brian S.

            But the fact that you had to go look up statistics in order to refute my statement means that my trolling was highly effective.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Nah. If you really meant it, you would have thrown in a “put Jose Pirela in there instead. He can do it.”

          • jjyank

            Apologies then. But you can’t deny that there are quite a few people here who would actually make that comment seriously.

      • Get Phelps Up

        If that was true, why would anyone want him?

        • Get Phelps Up

          Shoulda refreshed.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Paul O’Neill?

    Oh, look, another double.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Andy is probably my favorite pitcher ever, but…he might be nearing or at the end. I just don’t see them taking him out of the rotation under like any circumstances, I mean this is Andy Freaking Pettitte.

  • Brian S.

    Maybe DL Pettitte until the All-Star break let Warren start. Maybe even Marshall since he’s been hot lately.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Hardy didn’t go?

    Lol

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow. Some play by Robinson.

    • jjyank

      Nobody makes that play better than Robbie. His arm is really something else.

  • Cy Pettitte

    really surprised Hardy didn’t score

  • Kramerica Industries

    Robbie is so good at 2nd.

    Same thing as last time, now. No two-out RBI hits.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So I’m convinced that Sterling has no idea what’s going on. In the past minute or so He’s lauded Gardner’s through, said it was high, then said it was right on the bag, said Gardner was throwing to Hardy, and Hardy beat the throw, then Rymold should have scored on that grounder.

    • Dalek Jeter

      throw*

  • The Real Greg

    Stunned that Hardy didn’t go.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s infuriating

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Dammit Andy.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nope, didn’t work this time. ANOTHER two-out RBI hit given up by Andy.

  • The Real Greg

    And he lets Taylor Teagarden beat him. LOL

  • The Real Greg

    And now it’s a two run deficit again

  • Eddard

    He let Teagarden beat him. Unbelievable. You can only give up so many lead off doubles and not get hurt.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Oh Andy.

    Question: About 15 minutes ago, when Ma was reading the scoreboard, did she in fact say Jordan Zimmerman was pitching for the Nats, or did she slip and say “George Zimmerman?”

  • Eddard

    Looked like he was safe at 2nd but we’ll take it.

    • The Real Greg

      He was safe.

  • The Real Greg

    Seriously, get him out of the rotation. Put Pineda in his place.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You go ahead and tell him that, Greg.

      • The Real Greg

        I wish I could. And honestly, I think he would admit as much. He’s such a team player that he would understand.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I smoke two joints in the morning
          I smoke two joint at night
          I smoke two joint in the afternoon
          It makes me feel all right

          I smoke two joints in time of peace
          And two in time of war
          I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
          And then I smoke two more

          • jjyank

            Heyyyyyy R-Tils with a song reference I can get behind. Well done.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Bullshit. You loved the Bonnie Tyler.

              • The Real Greg

                Gotta do it.

                Up Where the mountains meet the heavens above
                Out where the lightning splits the sea
                I would swear that there’s someone somewhere
                Watching me
                Through the wind and the chill and the rain
                And the storm and the flood
                I can feel his approach
                Like a fire in my blood

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Nah.

              • jjyank

                Sublime is better!

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Can’t argue there.

          • The Real Greg

            Showing my musical ineptitude, until recently I didn’t know Bob Marley lived in the 1980s.

            • jjyank

              ….dude. Dude. Seriously. Dude.

              Dude.

        • TomH

          The way he’s going someone may well have to tell him that. If he keeps this up, any claim he may have to “sacred cow” status should end. The Yankees can’t afford mawkish sentimentality.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Mawkish sentimentality is the Yankee way, my friend.

          • Jim Is (not) Bored

            Yeahhhhhh whatever, man.

            Go back home.

            http://www.bluebirdbanter.com/

      • jjyank

        Uh, yeah. No way the Yankees take Pettitte out of the rotation. It’s not happening, so calling for it is a waste of internet pixels.

        • TomH

          George Weis would have told Stengel to take him out–even on Old Timer’s Day.

          • jjyank

            Don’t really care.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Stop flaunting your age on game threads, Tom. It only makes Shawn Kelley angrier.

          • Jim Is (not) Bored

            I’m just saying.

            http://www.bluebirdbanter.com/

            • jjyank

              I feel like your handle should be “Jim Is In A Game Thread (!)”

              • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!) (just to tell TomH to go back to his own boards)

                Or this?

                • jjyank

                  I like it.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      not yet

  • TomH

    Damned batting practice pitch to Teagarden.

    • Jim Is (not) Bored

      Yeah, you know who wouldn’t do that? RA Dickey.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Taylor Teagarden hit a game tying 8th inning homer against the Jays earlier this season. (not against Dickey though…)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Coming into today, Andy has been hit to the tune of .286/.375/.452/.827 with RISP and two outs.

    So the eyes seem to match the numbers here.

  • jjyank

    No amount of frustration in this game can bring me down right now. I decided to splurge for lunch and threw a rib eye steak on the grill earlier. I suggest Greg give that one a try. Great way to start a Saturday.

    • The Real Greg

      Live in an apartment complex so no real chance to grill outdoors. But I probably will go out for ice cream later.

      • jjyank

        Two words, Greg: George Foreman.

        • The Real Greg

          We had one of those. Found that pan frying works better.

          • jjyank

            Blasphemy.

            • The Real Greg

              WE found that the food came out tough from the Foreman grill, Dry too.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                The thing with the Foreman grill is that you really cannot leave anything in there even the slightest bit too long.

                It’s been a WHILE since I’ve had one of those.

              • jjyank

                Like R-Tils just said, it’s an art. If you time it right, it comes out way better than a frying pan. And trust me, I’ve done the frying pan thing. It’s not how steak is meant to be.

                • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!)

                  Sear it in the pan, quick into the oven to cook. Only way to do indoor steaks.

                  • jjyank

                    See, I don’t even have an oven. I think I’ve perfected the timing on the George Foreman though.

    • Terry

      It would be devastating to lose this game and not go on a 10 game win streak. You need that kind of win streak to erase the bad feelings ever since David Murphy lined the single off of David Robertson in game one of the subway series. They have to sweep Baltimore and then take the first 3 against the Royals.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Dude, skirt steak is the way to go. much cheaper than a ribeye or a porterhouse, but it’s so delicious and since it’s so thin it grills up in minutes.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, you’re right. I don’t buy rib eyes regularly, but it was on sale when I bought it. I love all steaks. Besides, I use this baller spice rub for it from a Bobby Flay recipe. So good.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Of course. And tell me Chef Plouffy has scoured the net for a good chimichurri recipe.

  • Terry

    Yanks put the wrong pitcher on the DL with Phelps, should have been Andy

  • Dalek Jeter

    …they’re talking about how good of an idea it is to get Wells in the line up against LHP by putting him at first. John, Suzyn, getting Wells into the line up more is not a good idea.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Overbay at 1B against LHP isn’t a good idea either.
      I’m not sure which is worse.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    When do we take Andy out?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m free next Friday. What did you have in mind? Is he free?

      • jjyank

        Cost varies. Do you want a lap dance, or will you be taking Andy in the back for a VIP session?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          We’ll go down to Ft. Lauderdale. If you pay them up front…

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

        I hope you’re joking with that free comment. You think skirt steak is expensive, you haven’t tried Andy’s sausage.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Mike, you’re the play-by-play guy. You’re SUPPOSED to be on the mic for the majority of the time.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m a suit-and-tie aficionado, I just can’t get along with wearing that kind of stuff on a day like today. You’ll ruin the clothing with the sweat!!

    And, jeez, you know, that shit ain’t cheap.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nuney! He did it for Eddard.

  • Wheels

    Nunez back in the saddle.

  • Eddard

    Picking up right where he left off. Welcome back, Nuney. Girardi should let him fly here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    single them to death

  • Eddard

    Alright, Nuney and Stewie have gotten hits. They have to score these guys with 1-2-3.

  • The Real Greg

    I’m okay with that bunt. Gardner has been a bit cold and he almost got a hit in the process.

    • Wheels

      I don’t.

      • Wheels

        Nice syntax. Oh well, good job Ichiro.

  • Eddard

    Gardy’s struggling but I don’t like that bunt. Everybody has been hitting Tillman today.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Wow, great play.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Punish them, Robbie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wouldn’t be surprised if they pitch around Cano

  • Eddard

    That was quite a diving catch by Casilla. Tie the game, Robbie.

  • SDB

    Bloop em to death!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Cheap hits ftw!!!!

  • jjyank

    Yes! Not exactly a rocket, but I shall take it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Robbie! Love seeing the team pick Andy up a bit here.

  • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!)

    Runnnnns

  • Get Phelps Up

    Haha that was the kind of game tying hit the Orioles seem to always get.

  • Wheels

    C’mon Pronk

  • Dalek Jeter

    Let’s go Pronk!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Pronk this motherfucker.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    But…but Greg told me all the good feelings from yesterday were gone in the first inning!

    • Kramerica Industries

      If Andy stays in, they may well disappear once again.

    • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!)

      The game was only 1 inning long. He was right!

      • Dalek Jeter

        Jim Is Having Too Much Fun With His Name.

        • jjyank

          Now it should be “Jim Doesn’t Take Kindly To Dissent”

          • Jim Is In A Game Thread(!)

            Jim Must Have Missed Something

  • Eddard

    Fastball in to Robbie Cano. Not a good pitch selection. Have a good chance to take the lead here.

  • The Real Greg

    That last at bat Cano flew out to deep left. That might have had an impact on where the LF was situated.

  • Cy Pettitte

    now keep singling them to death

  • The Real Greg

    What the hell was Hafner looking for?

  • Dalek Jeter

    How do you get fooled by a fastball right down the middle with a 2-2 count? I’ve really never understood that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Damn. I was hoping they could take the lead all at once there.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Shutdown inning please.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s how you should pitch Davis. Every pitch should be treated like you’re in a 2 strike count, and nothing should ever be near the inside half of the plate.

    • The Real Greg

      Indeed.

    • Kramerica Industries

      To an extent.

      Eventually, he’ll adjust and lay off, and it’s not like Cano in this lineup. The Orioles have guys behind Davis who can mash.

      • Dalek Jeter

        But Davis, even though he’s having a career year, still strikes out 27% of the time.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Not sure pitching him away is a better idea.

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=month&minmax=ci&var=slg&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2013&endDate=01/01/2014&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        link fail

      • The Real Greg

        Is that facing him or from his vantage point?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Catcher’s viewpoint.

          • The Real Greg

            I don’t know if that shows where a player’s been hot.

            I think the colors are representative of where pitchers are pitching him.

  • Eddard

    Just get through this inning and set up Kelley, Drob and Mo 7-8-9. I don’t want to see Logan against Davis and I don’t want to see Joba anywhere near this tie game.

  • Dan in Athens

    How much does Roberts get as a FA? 1 million, plus incentives for each 100 PAs? Someone might get a low risk, high upside deal.

  • McLovin

    Whooooooo

  • jjyank

    Alright, shut down inning. Now for the lead!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Loverbay Double, bunt Cruz, Sac-fly Nunie. I’d be content with this outcome.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Lyle is a singles machine today

  • Get Phelps Up

    Dickey getting crushed again.

  • The Real Greg

    Not a fan of the bunt here.

  • Dan in Athens

    Joe loves him some bunt.

  • The Real Greg

    But Cruz did a good job to keep that fair.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    NUNEY!!!!

  • Wheels

    Nuney!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nunez!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard

    NUNEY! SAFE! AKLNF;AFNDKFNASDKFMDKSFMDSK

    • jjyank

      I think this is the internet expression of a mass orgasm in Eddard World.

  • jjyank

    Wooo small ball! Hell yes!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nunez is back with a vengeance!

  • McLovin

    Nunez!

  • Dan in Athens

    Nice WWE flying shoulder block Lyle.

  • The Real Greg

    Overbay scared the crap out of Teagarden

  • Robinson Tilapia

    My god. Eddard just came all over our screens.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’ve got your tissues right here, Eddard.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Kick-ass, Nunie. Kick-ass.

  • Eddard

    Overbay had just the right mentality there. If he’s going to block the plate run him over. You have the momentum.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I missed seeing the Nunez flying helmet charade.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Yay Nunie!!!

  • Eddard

    Have they had a hit today that wasn’t a single? I don’t recall one.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Nope, singles across the board.

    • Dan in Athens

      No.

  • Wheels

    Ha, Nunez’s helmet. It’s been a while

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Small ball!!!!

  • Bo Knows

    Someone buy Nunez a chinstrap, has his helmet ever stayed on past 1st base?

    Also, I’m wondering if the ribcage issue was bothering him much longer than he claimed, he seems to be looking better (not just because he’s hitting) than before he went on the DL

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Isn’t it nice when the offense shows up for more than a cameo? This team has it in them.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    There is a big blow (HOME-RUN) coming just has the feel.

    :)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hope one of these lefty bats can get it done here.

    Insurance would be huge.

  • Dalek Jeter

    John and Suzyn are lamenting next season “life without Mariano” like it’s some strange abstract thing, that we didn’t experience literally all of last year.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Brian Matusz, the 4th overall pick LOOGY.

    • Dalek Jeter

      But teh Orioles…sooo good at developing teh talent!!!

      • http://www.nra.org Guns

        Teh Machado! Teh Weiters! Teh Bundy! Teh Markakis! I’d take it…

        • jjyank

          Machado: 3rd overall pick
          Wieters: 5th overall pick
          Bundy: 4th overall pick
          Markakis: 7th overall pick

          Your point?

        • Dalek Jeter

          That’s 5 years of being terrible including the Matusz draft pick. I’ll take being competitive every year.

        • Get Phelps Up

          It’s a little early to put Bundy on that list considering he had TJS and will be out until 2015.

  • Bo Knows

    When people talk about the Yankees having issues with starting pitching, please look at all the high draft picks the Orioles have had that either completely busted or like Matusz; became a loogy.

    Yankees aren’t alone, and it could be far worse

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, no.

    Time to lock this one down.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Right now Davis is only scheduled to come up one more time. Let’s keep it that way.

  • Eddard

    No Joba no Logan. If they send Andy back out for Teagarden and Markakis then have Kelley warming. Kelley-Drob-Mo.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    I hate the hashtag thing, but this time it feels appropriate:

    #Aprilmagic

  • Tom Q

    Am I wrong, or did it look like Nunez was lallygagging his way to 3rd, and would have been safe had he hustled?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    They are going to be smart and take Andy out now, right?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      guess not

    • The Real Greg

      They’re going batter to batter. I agree with this because he’s facing the bottom of the order.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I strongly disagree with this because it will almost definitely result in Logan coming in with runner(s) on base.

        • The Real Greg

          Well that’s not going to happen because Kelley will now face Machado

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Even then, better to let Kelley start the inning clean.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Little worried that Andy is STILL in there.

    • nsalem

      You’re not the only one.

  • Mick taylor

    Nunez should have been safe at 3rd if he was not jogging there

  • Get Phelps Up

    A double play would be nice here.

  • Dalek Jeter

    If Girardi goes to Logan for Markakis here or Davis next inning I will absolutely lose my shit.

    • nsalem

      That won’t happen,

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      If there is any attempt for either contestant to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, I am just gonna snap. Do I make myself clear?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Robbie Cano tye-dye shirt in New York?

    Jeez. About 3,000 miles away from where it should be.

  • The Real Greg

    Strike 3

  • The Real Greg

    And they will go to Kelley to face Machado

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Give Andy a standing O. Bent, didn’t break. Team has the lead. Let’s win this fucker.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m sorry, Suzyn, I love Pettitte but 6 2/3rds 9 hits and 4ER with a possible 5th left in scoring position isn’t a “very good” afternoon. It’s not terrible, it’s definitely passable, but it’s not “very good” by any stretch.

    • The Real Greg

      Actually it’s 3 ER Remember the error.

      Which brings up the question of whether unearned runs factor into a quality start.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Quality Starts are my least favorite statistic in all of baseball. It’s more flawed than pitcher’s W-L record if that’s possible.

        • The Real Greg

          I understand that.

          I’m just wondering what the deal is.

          • Dalek Jeter

            It’s still a quality start, a quality start is simply 6IP and 3 or fewer Earned Runs.

        • jjyank

          Hey now. Pettitte getting that QS allowed me to take a lead in another fantasy category :D

          • Dalek Jeter

            Bold move continuing to start him.

            • jjyank

              Yeah I know. I don’t really have a chance to catch him in ERA at this point anyway, so I just want to make sure I keep my leads in IP, and K’s, with a chance to steal a W and a QS.

              I may have to bench Andy next go around though, depending on how my match up is going.

  • Eddard

    Not a great outing but he leaves with the lead. That’s all you can as for.

  • The Real Greg

    Kelley has to get outs here to avoid Boone Logan. Luckily Adam Jones who is behind Machado is a hacker

  • Dan in Athens

    Kelley better be facing Jones. Walk Manny.

  • nsalem

    Kids will chase

  • Dan in Athens

    No strikes. Excellent, Mr. Kelley.

  • jjyank

    Yeaaaahhh Kelley!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice job. Big out.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I love Good Shawn Kelley.

  • Eddard

    Kelley got his man. Good to see Girardi go to Kelley and not Jobber.

    • http://www.nra.org Guns

      Joba has no business in close games and Joe is finally catching on.

  • The Real Greg

    Would consider pinch hitting Wells for Hafner here although Buck will probably have a righty ready to go in that case.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fantasy related, hopefully Cleveland can hit Sanchez in his first outing since coming off the DL so I can bench Gallardo and just pitch Corbin tomorrow with a chance to sweep pitching.

  • Dalek Jeter

    John lauding the bunt attempt, are you fucking joking? You want your only legitimate hitter bunting in front of a LHH who has problems hitting Lefties?

    • The Real Greg

      The Orioles were shifted. It would have been a no doubt base hit.

      • Dalek Jeter

        With no chance of it being a double, triple, or homer, all of which Cano has a chance to do whenever he swings the bat.

        • Bo Knows

          Or he could have just grounded out into the shift, which happens a lot. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, a good bunt is a guaranteed hit when they are shifting.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Not a bad idea as the leadoff hitter in the inning, especially since Robbie doesn’t exactly rake lefties anymore.

            • Bo Knows

              Part of the problem is that they are setting him up for the shift. Alot of his peripherals aren’t dissimilar from what he’s done in years past, but his BABIP against lefties is atrocious. With him pulling more, the shift kills his ability to collect hits.

    • Bo Knows

      If there going to do the heavy shift, I’d bunt too. if laid down right it was an easy base hit, if stopped or kept rolling into the outfield, its a double. It’ll also help stop teams from shifting

      I liked it, I hope Robbie works on his bunting so next time they try that shift, it’s going to hurt them…..I just wish Teix would have actually followed through with his idea last year to start laying down some bunts.

      • Bo Knows

        *they’re

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hafner, once again, isn’t having a very good day.

  • Dan in Athens

    ???

  • The Real Greg

    Just as I suspected. Girardi pinch hits Wells, the righty comes in.

  • Eddard

    Girardi is weakening his defense here with a 1 run lead. Didn’t think he pinch hit with a lead.

  • The Real Greg

    Almonte is hitting only .200 against lefties and combine that with his struggles in his minor league career against lefties.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Wells is hitting only .200 against righties.
      Combine that with his awfulness against righties the past few years.

      And fwiw, Almonte was hitting 281 vs. LHP this year in AAA, just with no power (.270 over the past 3 years).

      • The Real Greg

        I think he only hit .212 or something like that against lefties in 2012. So which is the outlier?

        • Bo Knows

          And he hit .310 against lefties the year before.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          2011: .310
          2012: .217
          2013: .281

          In terms of just avg, I’d say 2011 and 2012 are both outliers, and his .270 avg over the past 3 years is probably closer to his ability level. How that translates to MLB remains to be seen.

          I don’t have a problem with the move. But there’s as much reason to expect Wells to fail against RHP as there is to expect Almonte to fail against LHP.

    • Bo Knows

      it’s 15 plate appearances in the MLB, not exactly a lot

      • The Real Greg

        That’s why I said combine that with his minor league stats.

        He was good against lefties this year but not the years prior.

        • Bo Knows

          And he was very good against them the year prior. There is no available data about his splits prior to 2011 so we can’t just assume he’s a straight platoon bat.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’d rather go right against left than right against right here. Zoilo’s RHB troubles notwithstanding.

    • RetroRob

      The pinch hit I believe was a two-AB move. Girardi probably wanted Overbay up against the righty, so he forced the move that would make it happen. Didn’t work, but I understand it, and even agree with it.

  • Dan in Athens

    That was strike 4.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Strike 5!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Strike 5 you’re out.

  • The Real Greg

    Ump finally called him out

  • jjyank

    Whew. Big K there. Davis scares the shit out of me in that spot.

  • Dan in Athens

    If Davis has been having the last one called a ball this year, I understand where the numbers are coming from.

  • Eddard

    Finally Gerry Meals rings him up. The tough part is over.

  • Dalek Jeter

    It feels like this strike zone is getting smaller and smaller as this game goes on

    AND YAY DP!!!

  • Dan in Athens

    Nice job DRob

  • The Real Greg

    DP!

  • Wheels

    D-Robbbb

  • jjyank

    ‘Atta boy Robertson. Now just let Mo be Mo.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice job, David.
    And the bottom of the order will come up in the 9th.

    • nsalem

      Orioles 7-8-9 is not so terrible.

  • jjyank

    Remember how good the Yankees looked against the lowly Twins? Jays just got shut out by them 6-0. So much for their surge.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      So they followed up their 11-game winning streak with losing 9 of 13.
      Nice.

    • Get Phelps Up

      They’re just 4-9 since they won 11 in a row. In other words, the same old Blue Jays.

      • jjyank

        Yep. Offseason World Champions are the only team in the division under .500. It’s almost as if you actually have to play the games first.

        • Get Phelps Up

          And nearly all their question marks which everyone liked to ignore have come back to bite them such as Reyes and Johnson getting hurt and Dickey and Buehrle sucking in the AL. Melky has sucked too.

          • jjyank

            I think that whole thing was my least favorite part of the offseason. I’m glad I don’t have to argue with people anymore that the Jays’ question marks are/were just as big as the Yankees’.

  • Dan in Athens

    Stewart – OBP machine.

  • Dan in Athens

    So Hardy, then McLouth and Wieters?

    • The Real Greg

      I would keep Reimold up. He has okay numbers against Rivera. He also has a homer off of him.

      • Dan in Athens

        Buck says otherwise. Flaherty instead of Wieters is interesting.

        • The Real Greg

          I think if Flaherty gets on. Wieters PH’s

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Gardner has cooled off a bit.

    • The Real Greg

      I called it.

      • RetroRob

        You called a player who was hot cooling off? That happens 100% of the time.

        Gardner for the style of hitter he is can be quite streaky. Hoping he avoids one of those two-month slumps.

  • Eddard

    Shut em down, Mo. Win another 1 run game against the Os and return the sweep tomorrow with Hiroki on the mound.

  • DERP

    Baltimore Orioles ?@Orioles
    Liddi has been optioned to AAA Norfolk. To make room for Liddi on the 40-man roster, INF Russ Canzler has been designated for assignment.

    Yankees?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He’d make a lot of sense.
      I suppose he might generate some trade interest or get claimed by a team with a higher waiver priority though.

  • Get Phelps Up

    No Wieters?

  • Dan in Athens

    And now Dickerson. Buck works in interesting ways.

  • The Real Greg

    Mo shut down the Chris Dickerson fan club

  • Dan in Athens

    Fucking huge!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    6!!!

  • jjyank

    Man I love watching Mo pitch. I think I legit will cry when he retires.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ha. Thanks for playing, CDick.

  • Dalek Jeter

    6 in a row, that’s a good feeling :D

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    YESSSSS!!!!!

    THANK YOU A-ROD!!!!!

    6-0 UNDER HIS MOJO!!!!

  • nsalem

    Mo is better than ever, I hope Scherzer implodes in he second half and Mo get his CYA

  • Get Phelps Up
    • jjyank

      Hah. I was with ya bro.

  • jjyank

    Now if only the Red Sox would lose a fucking game.

  • Anderson Silva

    could only watch the last inning unfortunately, but what a great W. Let’s return the sweep tomorrow!

    btw, how did Pettitte look?

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Went 6 2/3. Still a tad wild and giving up runs. Also had an error, but that’s not the end of the world.

    • jjyank

      Shaky. Not terrible. Decent breaking stuff, but spotty command. He held off the big inning though, and gave the Yankees some length.

  • The Real Greg

    Saturday afternoon victories are awesome. You can watch other games without worrying at all.

  • jjyank

    Gotta love the home team broadcast. The MASN player of the game, by 44% of the vote, was Chris Davis. I mean yes, he hit a two-run homer, but he was still only 1-4 and his team lost. Hope that makes you feel better, O’s fans.

  • RetroRob

    Nice win. With Jeter, A-Rod and Granderson (sort of) on the horizon, offensive hope is on the way.