Jul
09

Game 90: More Than A Split

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The Yankees dropped the first game of this four-game set against the Royals last night, meaning the best they can do is win three out of four. That would be great, but it won’t be easy. Another loss tonight, which would be their third straight, means they’d be left with a split at best. I want more than that. Here’s the lineup that will face former Rays right-hander Jamie Shields:

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

And on the mound is left-hander CC Sabathia.

Tonight’s weather is expected to be just like last night’s weather, which means some rain might show up some time around the fourth or fifth inning. That might be a bit of a problem for the pitching staff. The game is scheduled to start a little after 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Update: Curtis Granderson (hand) still has not been cleared to start swinging a bat. The original diagnosis called for him to miss four weeks, but we’re already in week seven of the DL stint.

Categories : Game Threads
  • trr

    Sometimes I find myself repulsed by Meredith Marokovits. Those roots don’t dye themselves, sister…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Coming soon to “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover,” Guest Judge trr.

      • trr

        I work cheap and am also available for birthdays, barbecues, ant bar mitzvahs

        • Robinson Tilapia

          There’s Jewish ants out there?

          • trr

            Oy, the trouble they cause…I don’t want to get myself in trouble so I won ‘t go any further…

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, guess who hit home run #22 off of Jon Lester last night?

    Hindsight very much needed, but that tradeoff could be the main root of impotence in the lineup, other than the injuries.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      FALLACY

      • The Real Greg

        No because I said “could”. Not a definite statement.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Ibanez looks like Voldemort…
      His absence is the impotence of the team…

      Dear God…..GREG IS A HORCRUX!

      • trr

        That would explain quite a bit

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You’re saying that letting Ibañez go is the main reason our lineup sucks? Really?

      • The Real Greg

        Considering injuries and the fact that Hafner can’t play the field and that Ibanez can, which limits the bench and the moves that a manager can make.

        Then you look at the stats comparatively and it’s in Ibanez’s favor

        Ibanez 42 wRC+
        Hafner 31 wRC+

        All that combined is a big dropoff. Even more so than Martin to Stewart IMO.

        • The Real Greg

          And it’s not the main reason. The injuries are the main reason. I said that in my original thought.

        • forensic

          I like how you keep using Ibanez’ defensive prowess as part of your argument…

          • The Real Greg

            Usually it would be a disadvantage. In this case, its a huge advantage.

            If he can’t hit, Travis Hafner is worthless as a player. He clogs up the roster.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              That’s true of Ibanez as well.
              Playing poor defense doesn’t add value.

              • The Real Greg

                Not usually. But this team is so weak offensively, I think they would trade the better bat and a bit of versatility for poor defense.

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  If he’s hitting.
                  Your premise was if Hafner isn’t hitting he’s just clogging the roster – which is true.
                  The same is true when Ibanez isn’t hitting.

                  • The Real Greg

                    Except Ibanez is hitting, which is where the hindsight comes in.

                    And I said hindsight had to be considered greatly.

                • forensic

                  Have you looked at any of their roster moves? They haven’t taken the bat over defense at all.

                  • The Real Greg

                    And the net result is a crappy offense because the replacements have problems hitting. Imagine that.

            • forensic

              It’s not an advantage. It’s more damage he does to the teams chances to win.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                …since no one in their right mind would put Travis Hafner out on the field, yet Raul Ibanez still gets put out there. Exactly.

                I shudder to think the kind of trade a 1987 George Steinbrenner would make right now to get Ibanez back.

                • The Real Greg

                  Versatility is more important to this team because of the injuries then great defense all around.

                  Having a DH that can play the field opens up other options of lineups and pinch hitting opportunities/

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  Who would be the modern Jay Buhner equivalent?
                  Tyler Austin?

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    I see you trying to hide Gary Sanchez behind you. The ghost of Papa Bear sees all.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Don LaGreca is basically suggesting public beheadings of PED users in order to save baseball from the apocalypse.

    Sadly, not all of the paraphrasing I did there was exagerrated.

    • The Real Greg

      What technically would be the apocalypse of baseball?

      • Winter

        I’m pretty sure it’s Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds coming out of retirement to play on a team with A-Rod and Braun. At least maybe that’s what LaGreca thinks.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “New Yankee Manager: The Real Greg.”

        • The Real Greg

          The signs would be more interesting. Elvis swinging hips combined with the Hustle for stealing bases.

          • The Real Greg

            Just think Leslie Nielsen in manager form.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Fan #1: (flipping through channels) “Hey, where’s the game? It was supposed to start at seven?!?!”

              Fan #2: “Eh, Greg forfeited the game after Verlander through a first pitch strike.”

              Fan #1: “AGAIN?!”

              • Rolling Doughnut

                You have captured the essence of Greg’s psyche. Well done sir.

                • trr

                  Anyone who likes Leslie Nielsen is OK in my book.
                  Rock on Greg!

              • The Real Greg

                No, it would be if they scored first.

                “Oh they scored a run. Come on boys, let’s go”

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Please. You’d look up at the fucking sky and be all, like, “Something doesn’t feel right. I’m sensing a negative vibe” and go home. We’d be 400 games out of first place.

                  On the bright side, you’d debate the ten greatest rock groups of all time with Michael Kay every Sunday on the YES Network.

                  • forensic

                    Greg dealing with the media twice a day? That might be worth watching.

  • Winter

    Some sad news: Chase the Bat Dog passed away today.

    There was a good RAB post about his retirement ceremony a couple days ago here.

    • Pat D

      He knew that his time was up. He hung on long enough to be honored.

  • EndlessMike

    Aroid will be suspended after the All-Star break. The idea that MLB isn’t targeting Arod and Braun for PEDS is why this site and even Mike Francesca still think Arod is a option at third and will play this year.

    Arod is gonna speak to the MLB this Friday and than will suspend him.We need to get Young for third.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      The appeals process will be slow and long. Even if A-Rod gets handed a suspension, he won’t be serving it this year.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      They’ll almost definitely TRY to suspend ARod and the others.

      Whether they will actually succeed after appeal is a big question, and one which may not be resolved anytime soon.

  • Zack D

    Shields is pitching? Automatically must comment how Girardi must have switch hitters bat righty against him

  • Wheels

    Another game with Flaherty in the booth. Sucks

    • forensic

      Yeah, really. Having to watch the offense most of the time is bad enough, do they really have to pile on more crap like that?

  • Pseudoyanks

    I am now sporting a Joe Girardi haircut…Yanks can’t lose.

    • trr

      Hope it is worth it!

      • Pseudoyanks

        I hope chicks dig it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Good on Ian Desmond. Give him your vote.

  • forensic

    That sure looked like a gift.

  • Anderson Silva

    Favorable K zone for CC. Lets see if he does well with that.

  • forensic

    Nice job Gardy and Ichiro! Must be time to sit them again, they must be tired after having to run on the bases…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      I’m actually surprised Gardner didn’t get today off.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Well this is a nice little start.

  • Terry

    No way the Yanks win tonight. None.

    Granderson will be back next year; he’ll accept the QO and rebuild his value.

  • The Real Greg

    “OK boys, we’ll keep playing. We got a chance”

  • Wheels

    Way to go Robbie

  • forensic

    Nice Cano!

    CC has a 1-0 lead. He has to finish the shutout now or it’s his fault that they lost.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This is the way this lineup is actually supposed to function.

  • forensic

    That sure was a pitiful AB Hafner.

  • Anderson Silva

    Hafner is a fucking joke… time to get rid of his sorry ass

  • Capo

    Man, things are bad when it’s a relief that Hafner struck out rather than hitting into a DP.

  • forensic

    Hate holding up Ichiro there.

    • The Real Greg

      I wasn’t crazy about it either.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Glad I’m not alone with that.

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

    The Hell? We’re winning? I seriously thought we were losing as I read through the comments.

  • dkidd

    yeah, john. thompson held him up because of lyle overbay

    where’s david cone?????

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Overbay is awful in these situations.

    • The Real Greg

      Part of why I wasn’t crazy about holding Ichiro at 3rd

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I just joined and am saddened to see that I missed that thoroughly enjoyable comment thread about Greg being the Yankees’ manager. Very well done by everyone.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Where’s the manager?”
      “He went for a drive.”

      • The Real Greg

        Only after being ejected and flipping off the ump.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Who thinks that would happen?

  • forensic

    And that’s why I hate holding up Ichiro. Overbay isn’t exactly someone you can depend on getting the run home.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    dammit

  • Wheels

    Sigh, 1 run is better than nothing

  • Anderson Silva

    scoring only one here is really pathetic. It can’t be this hard to find a decent DH and 1B.

  • SDB

    At least there’s no shutout, but damn was that disappointing.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Robbie Thomson holding up Ichiro may have the lasting power off IBB’ing Sean Rodriguez.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “of”

      Also, if Shields gets his act together after this, I’m taking Thomson out with my own bare hands.

  • Crime Dog

    Overbay: .247/.295/.434
    Hafner: .220/.317/.414

    Not much difference in the two, yet Hafner gets it a lot worse than Overbay. Both guys need to be better.

  • BigBlueAL

    Even in an inning when they score my reaction to that inning is how awful they are offensively lol.

  • The Real Greg

    BaBIP and crappy offensive decisions- the definition

    • Tom

      Yankees BABIP in the 1st inning: .800

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok, time to make that 1 run hold up for 8 innings, lol.

  • stuart a

    4 hits and 1 run.

    productive outs missing par the course.

    ouch..

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Tell me it was at least a nice catch on Nunez’s fly ball. Give me that.

    • The Real Greg

      Yeah. He hit it pretty hard. Cain is a quick son of a gun

    • Wheels

      It was pretty nice, nothing spectacular.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Cane made it look relatively routine, but Nunie drilled it right on the screws and Cane had to go a long way to make it…but he was fast enough to make it look easy. If they had Granderson out there, it would’ve been a bases clearing triple.

  • Frank

    That may have been Yanks’ best chance tonight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was a really nice play by Cruz…and all they’re rambling about is the fucking All-Star voting…I honestly don’t care beyond a “it would be cool” standpoint if Robertson’s an all star, and I couldn’t give less of a shit about Steve Delabar or Ian Desmond.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Desmond’s wearing his socks high in support of D-Rob, so your ass better care there, Plouffy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this strike zone is comically large tonight

    • forensic

      It only seems to be that way for CC though. Seemed like Shields didn’t get similar calls in the 1st inning.

  • forensic

    It’s amazing how often this team advances only one base on a single. Not having a powerful team is one thing, but at least do better running the bases. It’s like an epidemic with them. The same thing happened in the 9th inning last night with terrible baserunning by Overbay.

    • The Real Greg

      Well part of it is luck because of where the ball is hit and how hard the ball was hit.

      • forensic

        And part of it is terrible preparation, reads, and instincts.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Also many slow runners.

          • forensic

            Also a questionable 3rd base coach.

  • Eddard

    Ideally you’d want BGDP to match up with BGJS, but I guess we’ll have to settle for CC Sabathia tonight. Nova made the 1 run lead hold up, CC can do the same. Once Shields settles in they won’t do a damn thing. The time to get him was in the 1st.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You’re getting into Big Member levels of ridiculous Eddard.

    • Crime Dog

      Haha I love you

    • Robinson Tilapia

      For symmetry’s sake, I agree.

    • forensic

      Nova never had a lead in his game against the O’s.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Don’t hit the ball anywhere near Cain.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…Cain is good.

  • The Real Greg

    And another hard hit out for Cruz.

  • dkidd

    babip hates cruz

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This Lorenzo Cain is pissing me the fuck off. Wasn’t he the “guy we HAVE to trade for OR ELSE” for a week once?

  • The Real Greg

    Stewart now has the second highest OBP in this lineup

    • Crime Dog

      I don’t wanna live in a world where Chris Stewart has the 2nd highest OBP in a yankee lineup.

  • forensic

    What the hell? YES just went out for me. This sucks. At least it’s at the bottom of the order so I may not be missing much.

    • dkidd

      that’s disrespectful to stewie!

    • forensic

      Now it’s back, and I missed a hit by Stewart??? It was probably the hardest hit ball he’ll have all season too, and I missed it.

    • The Real Greg

      Stewart singled
      Gardner grounded into a DP.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      You just missed a Gardy 2-run HR!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I can’t believe Hughes just got impaled like that.

      Now that Ibanez is back, can he really handle center?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Well, they’re still hitting him hard. They really need to make this count early before Shields figures it out, if he does.

  • The Real Greg

    Chris Stewart has a higher OBP than Brett Gardner.

    Let’s think about that….

  • Dalek Jeter

    My real question for the All Star game…how is Hiroki Kuroda not there?

    • forensic

      It’s funny when you listen to other teams announcers and they make it clear that they have no idea whatsoever what they’re talking about.

      The Angels’ announcer were talking about the Yankees all-stars and that other than Cano and Mo, nobody on the team is even worth discussion to make the team. CC was the next closest guy according to them.

      There are like 3 or 4 guys who would be more worthy than CC.

      • Dalek Jeter

        *Shakes Head* That’s…disappointing. According to fWAR Kuroda is the 11th best starter in baseball.

  • dkidd

    i hope david adams is learning to play first base

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m blaming Robbie Thomson for everything from here on out.

  • Terry

    Memo to Yankees brass

    you need more than singles hitters

    do a better job constructing a team in the future and reacting to injuries (you get a Morse and Young instead of a Wells and Youkillis, geez )

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I would not include fragments inside parentheses, or utilize the word “geez,” in an official memo.

      I really need to close this office up soon.

      • Egg Latherer

        I use fragments inside parentheses (e.g., right here, over there, everywhere) all the time. Geez.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Or get actual good players instead.
      Not sure why you’re so upset they didn’t get replacement level players.

  • Kevin G.

    That slide by Stewart was so illegal, he was nowhere near being able to touch the bag.

    Also, Miguel Tejada’s still playing? What the hell?

  • forensic

    Sandler sounds like he’s stoned.

    • The Real Greg

      When doesn’t he sound like he’s stoned?

    • Dalek Jeter

      He probably is.

  • dkidd

    can adam sandler please do the color for the rest of this series?

    • forensic

      heh, he was actually more monotone than Flaherty. Maybe a couple good one-liners would make it worth it though.

  • McLovin

    Adam Sandler!

  • Wheels

    Mute button activated.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah? I like Sandler…he just hasn’t done a good movie in a long, long time.

      • Wheels

        Happy Gilmore cracks me up, I’ll give him that

        • Dalek Jeter

          He’s also always struck me as a real, chill dude.

          • Wheels

            I’m just not a fan of the in-game interview for a whole half inning concept in general, doesn’t really matter who it is.

            • Dalek Jeter

              That’s fair enough, I did roll my eyes when they introduced him.

      • forensic

        It still amazes me that one of his first jobs was over 25 years ago on The Cosby Show. Crazy…

        • Wheels

          He was on that MTV game show “Remote Control” in the 80s as well.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            And Spade….and Colin Quinn….and Kari Wuhrer. Remember her?

            • Wheels

              Hell yes. She was hot

  • Dalek Jeter

    Angel “I AM BIG AND IMPORTANT BECAUSE I AM AN UMPIRE. Hernandez

  • forensic

    It’s not a coincidence, Kay. Hernandez is easily one of the worst umpires in baseball.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    RRR is right, I thought we were losing too based off the comments too. We should have a RAB contest where you guess the score based off the thread. That would be fun.

    Can anyone explain why MLB can just do what the please and hand A-Rod a 100 day suspension if this is his first time?

    • Winter

      A lot of this suspension stuff seems very shaky. I think it’s 50 days for using steroids (although they don’t have any test results) and 50 days for lying about it.

      This whole thing has APPEAL written all over it in big, bold, italic letters just like that. Maybe even bigger.

    • Tom

      They are trying to make up some reasoning that both Braun and Arod lied to MLB so that is one offense, and the (presumed) use of stuff from Biogenesis is the 2nd offense.

      I really don’t see how they can make that fly.

  • Anderson Silva

    3 innings, 2 DPs

    • forensic

      And the failure in the 1st inning. Shields is begging the Yankees to take a big lead and the offense just refuses to accept it.

  • The Real Greg

    Zoilo not going the way of Puig.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeez.

    Shields has been pretty awful tonight, but the Yankees can’t break it open. This is not a surprising development.

  • stuart a

    7 baserunners thru 3 innings for the yanks and 1 run.

    we have seen this movie before.

    if sabathia is not great they will lose.

  • Winter

    Just got back, what Angel Hernadez related drama did I miss?

    • forensic

      It’s just Angel being Angel.

    • Ethan

      Barking at the managers so far. Typical stuff for him.

  • forensic

    Those platformbreathe commercials are very disturbing. Someone is way too interested in a young girl wearing something like that.

  • nycsportzfan

    That Double play just took the life outta me. I just want to scream, “fuuuucccckkk!!!”

  • dkidd

    munson and mattingly!

    • Wheels

      bam

  • BigBlueAL

    Im sure I will regret this soon but I no longer hold my breath any time a ball is hit to Nunez.

  • Dalek Jeter

    CC’s very quietly having a great game so far.

    • forensic

      Yup, he’s going to have to keep it going for another 5 innings though since it doesn’t look like the offense feels like scoring anymore.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Just another 3…then turn it over to D-Rob and Mo.

        • forensic

          Mo is 0-for-2 with 1-0 leads this season. I’d be fine with CC finishing it off. :-)

  • The Real Greg

    Cain is like a vacuum out there

  • BigBlueAL

    Cain is annoying the shit out of me tonight.

  • Anderson Silva

    fuck this Cain dude… what a pain in the ass

  • Dalek Jeter

    BABIP shall now and henceforth be known as Batting Average on Balls Hit to Cain. BABHC

  • Egg Latherer

    Sliding/diving catches are like hanging on the basketball hoop rim after a dunk shot. Tasteless showboating that should be penalized with a technical foul.

  • The Real Greg

    Hasn’t been all the Yankees fault tonight because Cain has robbed them of 3 hits and at least 2 runs.

    But still the offense should get some blame

  • nycsportzfan

    This is fucking boring.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Use the other hand.

      • nycsportzfan

        I use both, little man.

  • The Real Greg

    Overbay has to make that play.

  • Anderson Silva

    shitty with the bat, shitty with the glove

  • Lukaszek

    Cano has 26 walks and 13 strikeouts since June 1st. Just puttin that out there…

    • The Real Greg

      He’s recognizing that other teams are not going to let him beat them….except for the Minnesota Twins.

    • forensic

      A good bit of them are intentional, but it is also nice to see that he realized he’s not required to swing at every single pitch.

  • Wheels

    Cruuuuz

  • Dalek Jeter

    Kay definitely plays favorites with his calls…if Nunez, or Nix, or Jeter, or even A-Rod makes that play he’s screaming about it and there is 8 replays before break…but that’s the second really nice play Cruz has made tonight. At least Kay stopped what he was talking about this time to make the call.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fuck this guy. Fucking Lorenzo Cain.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s 4 robbed hits.

  • forensic

    Somebody should tell the Yankees to stop hitting the ball toward CF.

  • forensic

    Hurry up! 2 more outs and then call the game.

    • forensic

      Actually, nevermind, the Yankees don’t have to finish their AB. My bad, just call it now.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Those outs are unnecessary.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Isn’t it already an official game, with the Yankees leading in the bottom of the 5th?

      • forensic

        Yeah, not sure what I was thinking about. Just force of habit trying to get through the 5th, I guess.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    A rain out now would be just fine.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, even when they were good, the Twins were always equal-opportunity AL East blowhards.

    I guess I can’t really be that mad when they bend over backwards for the Rays.

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

    Good, now get through the inning and cancel the game.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They’ll get this in. Scattered stuff.

  • The Real Greg

    Lorenzo Cain has not only saved the Royals some runs, he has saved Shields’ pitch count

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Fuck.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh flying fuck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    for fucks sake

  • forensic

    A radio show, two Centerstage’s, and a Yankees game.

    Kay really needs to get a few more jobs.

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

    That’s probably game. And yes, I know that only tied it. It’s still probably game.

  • Eddard

    And CC just blew the ballgame. I knew he couldn’t hold the 1 run lead. Nova did. Kuroda did. Make it stick just once.

    • forensic

      Once again, Nova never pitched with a lead in his game against the O’s.

  • The Real Greg

    The Yankees are incapable of throwing at least 1 close shutout this year.

    • The Real Greg

      And it doesn’t have to be by one pitcher.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Is this out of the ordinary? How many close shutouts have been pitched by other teams this year?

  • forensic

    Damn, why didn’t they call the game before that???

  • Dalek Jeter

    fucking right down the middle.

  • forensic

    It’s funny how Flaherty has to turn everything into a conversation about the catcher.

    Kay talks about how tough it is to pitch when your offense sucks. Boom, Flaherty has to say that it’s so tough for the catchers too.

  • Frank

    1-1 game. Advantage Royals.

  • Offense limp

    Damn. Tie game Can we get more than the obligatory one run per game?

  • The Real Greg

    Pirates: 4 1-0 victories half of which came against Detroit.

    Yankees: 0 1-0 victories

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      I’ll take Pointless Stats for 500, Alex.

      • The Real Greg

        Probably. It just seems embarrassing to have the Pirates be better than us at a winning statistic., even if they are a better team.

        • Crime Dog

          Stop thinking of them as the shitty old Pirates. Their a pretty damn good team.

    • forensic

      Yankees: 1 14-1 victory

      Pirates: 0 14-1 victories

      This is fun. What’s next?

      • The Real Greg

        That Twins series seems so long ago, as well.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yankees: Two rivers
        Pirates: Three rivers

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          It’s embarassing that the Pirates are better than us at having rivers.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I debated counting Mickey as the third river.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      To be fair to Greg, this does seem slightly out of the ordinary, at least for the AL. The Yankees have no 2-0 or 1-0 shutouts, and I think Boston, Detroit, and Minnesota are the only other AL teams that don’t either.

      That being said, most other teams have just 1 or 2 such games, and obviously this stat is meaningless anyway.

  • Dalek Jeter

    You couldn’t at least give up the homer to Hosmer, CC?

    /fantasy baseball’d

    • forensic

      heh, and as I check my team I sat Alex Rios because he’s facing Verlander. Of course, he’s now 2-2 with a triple.

      This can be so annoying sometimes.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m trying the “no tinkering” strategy, because I just destroyed my opponent last week, going 14-1. We’ll see how it works.

        • Winter

          I’m pretty sure I’d start cutting fingers off if I couldn’t tinker.

          • Dalek Jeter

            You have no idea. I rebuilt my line up 7 different times at work today only to put it back to the one that’s started for me the last 8 days before games started.

          • forensic

            Me too. It’s part of the allure. I keep saying I should do the opposite of what I think is right, but never actually do it and then stuff like this happens.

  • The Real Greg

    This would be the time that I would be considering to rant at Angel Hernandez.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Watching the Rays, watching the Orioles…

    man, it sickens me that I am now jealous watching teams that can actually hit the ball.

  • your mom

    We really shouldn’t bitch about CC. Our offense is a piece of shit.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    You should have sent Ichiro, you fuck.

    • Egg Latherer

      But Overbay had so much momentum from the home run and shit, he was a sure bet to bring him home.

    • forensic

      Could be one of the first Rob Thompson mentions in a game recap tonight.

  • The Real Greg

    Now tell me, wouldn’t you rather have Ibanez hitting there?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      No. I’d rather have Miggy hitting there.

      • The Real Greg

        And honestly, seeing what the Tigers gave up for him, we could have matched that easily.

        • Crime Dog

          The Yankees had two top 15 prospects? Gimme a break. Just because Miller and Maybin didn’t turn into studs doesn’t mean the Yankees could’ve even come close to that offer.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Joba and Hughes + some filler might have done it.
            Hughes was #4 on the 2007 list. Joba #3 on the 2008 list.

  • Anderson Silva

    Hafner, please go to hell

  • Kramerica Industries

    Figures.

    They couldn’t take advantage of Shields when he was off, and now they can’t touch him.

  • forensic

    It’s amazing what’s happened to Hafner. Sub-.600 OPS for the last 2+ months.

    That’s almost a Wells-ian level of suck.

  • The Real Greg

    I mean it can all be said over and over, Cashman needs to be let go. Those people at the stadium don’t deserve this shit.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      You don’t know the depths of baseball suckitude. This is nothing. Bitch, please.

      • Crime Dog

        Imagine this lineup with the mets bullpen, twins pitching, and rays stadium. That’s suckitude right there.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’ll go there. Bobby Fucking Meacham, you bum.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    God dammit CC.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cue Matt in 3…2….

  • The Real Greg

    And this game is OVAH

  • forensic

    Ugh, Butler again.

    It’s sad that this game really may be over at this point.

  • Kramerica Industries

    FUCK.

    That’s probably the game. Fuck this offense.

  • Frank

    And there’s your game ladies nd gentleman. CC another flameout.

  • Egg Latherer

    That’s Cano’s fault

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team sucks.

    We were so damn fun to watch early on.

    Now just ugh.

    • nycsportzfan

      I’ve been watching Dead man down why the games been on. Kinda ironic in a way..lol But very strange feeling, having my attention taken away from a yankees game by a freaking movie.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You are forgiven.

        I can be distracted even when they’re winning.

        • nycsportzfan

          Ya, but its very sad to me. I’ve been watching these guys since 1990, and this is the team that has taken my attention away more then any other, including that 1990 team(prob because i was 9.lol).

  • Eddard

    CC blew the game against Tampa despite being spotted a 3 run lead. The offense bailed him out.

    CC blew the game against Baltimore despite being spotted a 3 run lead.

    CC has now blown another lead. He has got to hold onto these leads when he gets them. Nova made 3 runs stick against the Os. Hiroki made 1 run stick against the Os. Make it stick. That’s what aces should do.

    • Frank

      He’s not an ace. He’s a well paid 2-3 at this point in his career.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      The TB and O’s games are on him but 2 runs in 7 innings–assuming he doesn’t give any more here–is not too shabby.

    • forensic

      Nova never pitched with 3 runs on the board in his game.

      If the Yankees scored 3 runs in this game, CC would still be leading.

      • Frank

        Yea, and if a cow had balls it would be a bull.

        • Egg Latherer

          You can get a good look at a butcher’s ass by sticking your head up there, but wouldn’t you rather take a t-bone’s word for it?

  • Winter

    Man, this game is killing me both as a Yankees fan and as a fantasy player. CC (on my fantasy team) is managing to pitch badly again (ok, not “badly” yet, but not stellar either), and the one Royal on my team is 0-3. So I may have a chance to see both the Yankees and my fantasy team fail!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This would be a good time for rational people to take a really long leak that lasts until the Yankees the lead again and/or tomorrow.

    We will never forget, Thomson.

  • Egg Latherer

    I’m going to say it: yeah, giving up two homeruns is worse than not giving up two homeruns, but this is on the offense. Your pitcher isn’t going to be perfect every night. If your pitcher gives up runs, think of that as the “control”, the variable we can’t change. It’s just a fact, pitchers are going to give up runs sometimes. The offense needs to “step up”, or even ‘step the fuck up’. They are the variable that can be altered. The batters need to step up and hit to the score. It’s just what you have to do. This isn’t on CC, this is on the shit offense. And the 3rd base coach, wtf was that.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Anybody who says this is on CC and not the offense is either Eddard, a regular CC hater, a troll, or some combination of the 3.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We’re American. We must assign blame, or we weren’t trying hard enough as Americans.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        This.

    • Frank

      Counter argument. CC knows offense sucks. He gets only 1 run. He needs to make it stand at least until the 8th. And he especially can’t be giving up a tying HR to the lefty hitting #9 hitter.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Knowing the offense sucks isn’t going to magically make a pitcher better.

        • Frank

          Correct, but he needs to pitch better given the circumstances and the opponent. I’m certain he’d be the first to say that.

          • Egg Latherer

            Do you hang out with Greg a lot?

      • Kramerica Industries

        I will never fault a pitcher who goes at least 7 innings and allows 2 runs.

        That should always be good enough to be in position for the W, especially at home against a sub-.500 team. It’s absolutely revolting how bad this offense has become.

  • Kramerica Industries

    What the fuck was that, Robbie?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Homeruns or not, Sabathia just pitched a 7/2 outing against the Royals, at Yankee Stadium.

    Let it sink in for a moment that this will probably result in an “L”.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He’s probably not done, either. He’s only at 87 pitches.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankees are currently losing 2-1 in the 7th inning, on the verge of losing their 3rd in a row while scoring 1 run in each game (possibly their 2nd 2-1 loss in 3 games too) and CC is the one getting most of the blame for tonight??

    • Kramerica Industries

      Seriously.

      I’m the first person to jump on a pitcher with a tendency to give away leads given to him, but, holy shit, it isn’t exactly an indictment on a pitcher giving up the lead when they were only given one run to work with.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Rum, white grape juice, fresh lemon juice, muddled red grapes.

    Needed some sweetness, still.

    Straight bourbon up next.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Glenlivet 12, rocks because of the heat.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I actually have the 15 on hand. :)

        • Dalek Jeter

          The Nadurra? That was my last bottle…not a huge fan. I just finished this bottle of 12. I think I’m gonna go with Lagavulin 18 next. It was around the same price as the Glenlivet 12 last time I went.

      • Frank

        Just 1 ice cube. Don’t water down such good scotch.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Oh, no. Real Whiskey stones. http://www.switchmodern.com/ba.....4AodOk4A7A

        • Robinson Tilapia

          My wife got me “whiskey stones” for Christmas. They just don’t fucking work.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Really? I swear by them. You just gotta leave ‘em in for a good long time and let them sit in the glass for a bit and whisk them around.

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

    I hate this team.

    • Jay

      One of the more pathetic offenses I’ve ever seen.

    • Bag over head

      Thank you, Mike. I totally agree. This offense is shameful. Kay just rattled off a stat that no Yankee hitter has a extra base hit since Ichiro on Friday. What a joke.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Didn’t Overbay HR yesterday?
        Not that it matters much.

        • forensic

          Yeah, Kay’s stat was actually that no starter had an XBH since Friday.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            That’s just…pathetic.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I remember watching an 18 inning Baltimore-Seattle game last September, wishfully thinking the Mariners could actually score and win the game. I remember thinking it must really be awful to be a fan of a team with such offensive ineptitude.

    Now I know what it’s like.

  • nycsportzfan

    This shits mind boggling. How can so many professional baseball players be so god damn useless? Seriously, these are professional players? They aren’t even good at baseball for fucks sake!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Have the Yankees even had a baserunner since the 3rd inning?

    Putrid. Fucking putrid.

  • forensic

    Who says you can’t predict baseball? This performance by the offense was pretty damn predictable.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It actually really was. They had the opportunity to nail Shields early. You just knew he was going to catch his stride.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you have to be a serious masochist to watch these games. no idea why I do this to myself.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Sports fanaticism is inherently masochistic and sadistic.

    • BigBlueAL

      I watched every Knick game I could from 2001-2010. Watching these Yankees is nothing for me lol.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        They won a WS when I was four. They didn’t win another until I was 22. I’m going to be just fine.

        #zenbaseball

  • brian

    For some reason I still see the Yankees pulling this game out… Cano RBI double and someone else drives him in with a key two out single

  • BigBlueAL

    We think the Yankees are tough to watch now, can you imagine next season if they really stick to the 189 mil plan?? Even worse if they also lose Cano??

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ll still be here. I’m in this for life, or unless Trump buys the team.

      • BigBlueAL

        Like I mentioned above I didnt abandon the Knicks so I sure as hell will never abandon the Yankees. Just saying if we think its tough to watch the Yankees this season it might be even worse next season.

  • Frank

    Yanks lost this game in first inning.

  • SDB

    Two runs on 5 hits over 7 innings does not deserve a loss.

    Then again, neither did 1 run over 7 IP on Sunday. This pitching staff deserves so much better.

  • dkidd

    why did david adams get sent down again? he was actually getting on base

    • forensic

      That’s exactly why. He was making all the terrible old veterans look bad.

    • Tom K

      He was clogging the basepaths.

  • Oy

    Ohhhh realists! Help is on the way, team will be fine! Our 39 year old shortstop and 37 year old 3B, both of whom are coming of very serious injuries, will rejuvenate this team ! Let’s not forget about our former All Star oufielder. I think he’s on pace to start swinging a stickball bat inside a pool next week.

    • forensic

      When Granderson swings in a pool he can’t even hit water.

      Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week, tip your waitresses.

    • BFDeal

      Why don’t you exaggerate some more.

  • Kramerica Industries

    And now it’s really out of reach. And, yes, now some blame can actually be assigned to Sabathia.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yeah now this game is over.

  • Wheels

    Dammit!

  • forensic

    Well, that should just about do it…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Back-to-back episodes of “Chopped” on the Food Network. You know you wanna.

    • SDB

      Can they play third base?

    • nycsportzfan

      lol

    • Pat D

      Just got caught up on Restaurant: Impossible episodes I DVR’ed over the weekend while I was away.

      And just started season 7 of Hell’s Kitchen. I really wish I’d stop seeing who wins every season before I start watching it.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    How many runs does the average team score per game? I have no clue where I could look that up, but I’d bet its somewhere around 3.5 runs/game, no? So right now CC is holding KC below that. I don’t buy the “he had a lead to protect stuff” when that lead is 1 measly run. All it takes is a solo shot for that lead to evaporate. CC is doing good but the bottom line is the offense… wait for it… stinks.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      And of course, he starts shitting the bed right after this.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)
      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Woah, a lot higher than I thought. Thanks!! I’m afraid to look up the Yanks’ runs/game now..

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Oh its there. 3.92. That sure sounds high.

        • forensic

          Well, they were at 4.6 in April. They’re at 3.4 since.

          • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

            Yeah. April was fun. Seems like a looooong time ago, though.

    • forensic

      AL average is about 4.4 and the NL is about 4.1.

      The Yankees are at about 3.9.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Yea, I’m looking at NH&P’s link.. we’ve only scored more runs than the White Sox, Astros, and Seattle. Yikes.

  • rich

    Then those clowns Hal and Hank wonder why their strip mall of a stadium is half empty and YES ratings are down? This team is BORING. Five innings of Jeter is better than Luis Cruz

  • brian

    I feel so damn guilty for taking Jeter for granted all these years…. just thinking about the general anti-Jeter sentiment that permeates the Yankees blogosphere (probly a backlash to the love female fans have for him) makes me wanna puke

    come backkkkk

    • rich

      And A-Rod too. He is better than Pronk, Wells, Cruz, and any other washed up bum combined.

      • brian

        absolutely Arod is essential to this team, I for one miss him… Arod isnt “taken for granted” like Jeter is however… he’s just disliked

  • Crime Dog

    As much as I love the Yankees, this is probably the least enjoyable of the bunch in my lifetime (22 years old). It’s incredibly hard to assume the team’s gonna lose when they’re only down 3-1 and in years past were only a swing of the bat away from a lead. Not this year. Maybe that changes with the injured guys back, or maybe it doesn’t. Let’s hope it does.

    • rich

      And we make Tim Collins like Sandy Koufax.

    • stuart a

      considering they have mashed for the last 15 years your statement is what???

  • Egg Latherer

    At least Overbay, Ichiro, and Nunez got the rest yesterday, it really helped rejuvenate the offense.

  • Darren

    How does Cashman not get a bat in the last two weeks? The Phillies are really asking for so much for Young and Ruiz? If we don’t make the playoffs, you can look to the past 2 weeks as the reason. The GM let the team to rot.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You mean the two weeks that included a week long winning streak?

      • Darren

        You wanna make it 3 weeks to see a little more of the big picture, fine. But the decent (not long) winning streak was a nice little reprieve, not a sign of anything bigger.

    • Oy

      It’s quite simple, really. Amara wanted Nunez. Cashman deleted Amara from his contacts list.

      • Oy

        Amaro.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Yeah, you really want to hold onto that .200 hitting shortstop who can’t play defense.

    • BFDeal

      While yes, they need a bat, Cashman can’t force Philly to trade those two. Philly hasn’t yet decided to be buyers. There’s plenty more to look at than just the past two weeks and you know that.

      • BFDeal

        *buyers or sellers.

        • Darren

          Young and Ruiz for Joba (as rumored) and Romine allows Philly to be both buyer and seller.
          And obviously we needed someone. And have for months.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Seriously doubt the Phillies make that trade.
            As buyers or sellers.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Looking on the bright side, they’re pretty lucky to be where they are.

    1967 Yankees slashes .225/.296/.317/.613/86
    2013 .242/.304/.379/.683/86

    1967 AL .236/.303/.351/.654/93
    2013 AL .256/.321.409/.730/99

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Looking on the bright side, they’re pretty lucky to be where they are.

    1967 .225/.296/.317/.613/86
    2013 .242/.304/.379/.683/86

    1967 AL .236/.303/.351/.654/93
    2013 AL .256/.321/.409/.730/99

    • Bag over head

      What about the 1962 Mets? Are we better than them?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        THE 1899 CLEVELAND SPIDERZ!

        • Egg Latherer

          I hope you said this because of my Spiders reference last night.

  • Cy Pettitte

    never thought we’d get to the point where I’d be begging for a league average offense.

  • Egg Latherer

    WHY ARE YOU SHOWING BUNT WITH 1 OUT AND NOBODY ON THE 8TH WHEN DOWN TWO

    • trr

      Surprise the other team?
      Surprised me..

  • Dalek Jeter

    If Vernon Wells doesn’t hit for Pronk Girardi’s given up on this game.

    • WhittakerWalt

      You called that one.

  • trr

    Maybe break thru against their bullpen ?
    It’s gotta be this inning

  • Egg Latherer

    Wade Davis with a 5.42 ERA, we might get 2 whole runs off him.

    • Bag over head

      LOL!!!!!! It is so true! Every damn pitcher is like Cy Young!

  • KD

    Not an easy time to be a fan. When I show up for the game Friday, somebody ought to buy me a $9.75 beer.

    • Wheels

      A beer and a shot.

    • Cy Pettitte

      sell your tickets, find a Mets home game when Harvey is pitching. Harvey + Shake Shack >>>> this team.

      • KD

        Been a Friday season ticket holder for 16 years. I’ve seen some amazing sights and I’ll stick with them. But we must make some moves soon, damn it. This offense simply blows!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Basically the only chance to stay in this game is for Robbie to hit a HR right now.

    Yeah. No pressure, Robbie.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Look at the bright side.

    • trr

      Yes?

      • Dalek Jeter

        you were supposed to say “what’s the bright side” to which my response would have been:

        “It’s a figure of speech.”

        /archer’d

        • trr

          Dang, I dropped that one DJ!

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

    See, this is part of the reason I was so disappointed they blew that last game against the O’s. We’re not good. When we’re leading in the ninth inning with Mo on the mound, we really can’t lose. That loss against the Orioloes was huge, because let’s face it, who really thought we’d compete in this series?

    I know they’re the Royals, but I certainly didn’t.

    • trr

      Fair point because it’s damn near impossible for us to come from behind and win

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

    Cano had a shot with that one.

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

    We’re just not a competitive team.

  • I’m going to Buster that Posey

    I think some of you are overreacting to the recent slump. They will get Jeter, Granderson, and Rodriguez all back eventually. Also, don’t be surprised if Cashman makes a solid transaction come July 31st.

  • trr

    Fare Well, and adieu, you Ladies of Spain….

  • Egg Latherer

    ballgame over

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jeez Robbie it’s not like you didn’t know it was coming.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Plouffy, I poured myself some of the 15. Let’s have a toast.

    To shitty baseball.

    • Dalek Jeter

      To shitty baseball. I’d add a splash of spring water. It’s very harsh.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Can we get back to Whiskey talk, what’s a good bottle of scotch I can buy for like ~$60-80 that isn’t Glenlivet

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I just got into scotch recently, and I love the smoky stuff. Laphroig (~$45), Ardbeg (~$50), and Lagavulin (~$80) are my favorite so far.

  • rich

    LOL @ this offense. One extra base hit since Saturday. Tomorrow is WEDNESDAY!!! And its CC fault?? If I was CC, I would tell this pathetic offense to do FUCKING HIT

    • nick swishah is a stahting pitchah

      hey buddy! they got a run. what more do you want?

    • BFDeal

      Overbay had a HR yesterday….

      • KD

        He was talking about starters. Overbay pinch hit.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pretty sure USA will score more goals vs Belize later tonight than the Yankees would have scored runs in their last 3 games.

  • forensic

    Another game right around 2 1/2 hours. Seems like they’ve had more sub-3 hour games this season than 1996-2012 combined. That’s bad offense for you.

  • Wheels

    Hafner is terrible.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Awful, but his real value is his glove.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The Yankees should BE paying the stupid fuckers who actually go to the Stadium.

    • KD

      I’d go over all my costs of attending a game but I haven’t the heart right now.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Pronk has had some Wellsian AB’s tonight.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Citizen Pronk.

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

    Can we at least pretend we have a shot and get a guy on base?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Ha

  • Oy

    So, I’ve offered Alex Gordon for Matt Kemp in a re-draft regular fantasy league. Is this too much of a lowball?

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

    Almonte walked.

    • Oy

      Pass the LSD.

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

        Meh, you know what I meant.

  • Kramerica Industries

    At least the post game recap will be a good read.

  • forensic

    Well, that sure sucked. I blame Robby Thomson…

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

    That was so pathetic.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    This team is excruciatingly hard to watch. And yet, here we are.

  • rich

    I so rather be a Royals fan right now than a Yankees fan. They actually have young talent, something we def don’t have. Unless your Cashman and think Eduardo Nunez is the next coming.

    • FIPster Doofus

      No thanks. Their GM is Dayton Moore.

      • rich

        And what has our GM done? What has he drafted to be a capable major league player besides Cano and maybe Austin Jackson? KC has a bullpen, LF, DH, 1B, C that are ALL better than us (except the bullpen). Plus he traded an OF that we wish was on our team and a SP who Phil Hughes (who Cashman slurped up and down) wishes he can be. Moore is not that bad in hindsight.

        • BFDeal

          How many titles do the Royals have? Exactly.

          • rich

            Thats a stupid argument. We are talking about right now. Not in the past. The Royals have hope we have a bunch of old bums who can’t hit no more.

            • BFDeal

              Stupid, my ass. You idiots tout the Royals vast farm system year after year, yet it never translates to on the field success. Cashman has 4 WS titles under his tenure. That is what matters numbnuts.

          • Pat D

            How many winning seasons do the Royals have in the last 20 years?

            • BFDeal

              I guess we don’t understand it’s stupid to judge a team based on results. What maters is how you draft.

              • BFDeal

                *matters

    • stuart a

      shrewd rich, when you draft top 5 for 10 + years you should get a few prospects..

      ever think about that point or the pea for a brain you have cannot deal with it?

      • rich

        Um, Boston has better prospects than we ever had and last time I checked they drafted in the 20s as well. BTW, Matt Moore was a fourth round pick, which means we passed him three times. Also, Trout was a pick in the 20s. Please don’t give me that crap.

        • BFDeal

          Maybe you should go root for Boston or KC.

        • stuart a

          trout was picked before the yanks had a pick idiot.

          red sox prospects bull. they are who. yanks have more homegrown players on there team then the redsox.

          who papi, victorino, napoli, lackey, who are these great red sux prospects. middlebrooks, bard, who???

      • rich

        But hey Cashman is teflon, lets draft Cito Culver and Dante Bichette Jr again who can’t get out of Low-A cause we can not find prospects outside the top 10.

        clowns

    • Get Phelps Up

      Lol we’ve been hearing this about the Royals for how long now?

      • rich

        Lol true. But what would you rather see, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez develop to be potential and current All-Stars or 38 year old Hafner strike out or Luis Cruz swing and miss again.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Again, we’ve heard this stuff about Royals prospects for how long now? Prospects developing is nice. Winning is nicer. The Royals have had 3 above .500 seasons and no playoff appearances since 1986. Maybe when these players finally lead them to success I’ll have a change of heart.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Pronk is a bum. Time for him to get on w/his life’s work.

  • stuart a

    3rd worse offense in baseball or maybe 2nd. scary bad offense.

    historically bad offense… when cano and gardner are not on fire they have literally no chance.

    angel hernandez the ump is simply horrible..

    girardi and his pablem postgame should be classic tonight

  • Terry

    3 runs

    27 innings

    and three hours of wasted time of people posting

  • BigBlueAL

    I actually feel sorry for Girardi having to answer post-game questions about this offense. Hal and Cash should be the ones forced to answer questions about this historically bad Yankee offense.

  • Pat D

    This is all on CC today, clearly. How dare he give up more than 0 runs with this caliber of offense fucking him over?

    I think I’ll go watch porn. Or maybe more Hell’s Kitchen. Is there a porn Hell’s Kitchen? It would really save time.

  • andrew j

    3 games. 3 runs. Yankee fan since late 60s. Blame this on the new Steinbrenners. Embarassing. Got extra innings package because moved to Florida and wanted to stay connected to the team. No more. Fuck em until I catch scoring training games in Tampa next year.

    • andrew j

      Spring training. Pissed as fuck.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Time for Pronk to get on w/his life’s work; it’s clearly no longer baseball.

    • trr

      One good thing about 2014 is that we won’t have to see that simian lurching around the field

  • The Real Greg

    Well so my getting in the car and driving strategy didn’t work.

    By the way, fuck this team, fuck Scrooge McSteinbrenner, fuck Brian Cashman and fuck this season.

  • The Real Greg

    I would rather be a Royals or Pirates fan RIGHT NOW. Not last year, not the last decade, right now.

    The Yankees at this very moment are a bad organization.

    • BFDeal

      We would rather you be a Royals or Pirates fan right now, next week, next year, etc.

  • ClayDavis

    I actually put money into Hal Steinbrenners wallet and watched his apathetic piece of garbage franchise live this evening. Please can he sell

  • Nick

    Interesting re the Granderson update, seeing as Billy Eppler states yesterday on WFAN that Granderson was cleared to swing a bat. Hopefully that is the case.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/au.....ly-eppler/

    • forensic

      Eppler should shut the fuck up. When the Yankees want to announce something they’ll announce it.

      • Nick

        Well played sir.

  • dan genovese

    THE TEAM LAST YEAR HIT HOME RUNS AND TONS OF RUNS…THIS TEAM SUCKS….AND NEXT YEAR 189……………..!