Game 91: Just Win Score More Than One Run

Ticket Market Says Jeter Will Return Sunday Versus Twins
Heyman: Yankees close to signing Aaron Judge
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The Yankees are an unwatchable lot of offensive incompetence these days, struggling to score more than one run in a game or actually hit a ball into the gap for extra bases. Seriously, the Red Sox had more extra-base hits in the third inning last night (four) than the Yankees have had since Thursday (three). That is just flat out embarrassing. Injuries aren’t an excuse either — the Marlins had three extra-base hits in the first four innings of their game this afternoon, and they’re terrible. Here’s the lineup that will hopefully score some damn runs against right-hander Wade Davis:

  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 looking to build off his dynamite last start, right-hander Ivan Nova. Hopefully it won’t require a miracle blown save to get him a win this time.

It’s cloudy and grossly humid in New York today, and guess what? There’s some rain in the forecast again tonight. It’s expected to show up around the fourth or fifth inning, like the last two nights. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Try to enjoy.

Injury Updates: David Phelps (forearm) will head to Tampa on Monday to start a throwing program. He spent the last few days at home with his family since he’ll be stuck rehabbing during the All-Star break. The team says the minor, but you can never be too sure when it comes to arm injuries.

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Ticket Market Says Jeter Will Return Sunday Versus Twins
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  • BFDeal

    Who gets a golden sombrero this game?

  • vicki

    “[the steroid era] “was a mesmerizing time for every baseball fan out there.” “[fans] wanna see some clown throw a fastball 101 mph and some other guy hit it 500 feet. That’s entertainment. You’re paying to be entertained.”

    lawd help me; i completely agree with john rocker.

    • trr

      I will pray for your soul

  • BigLoving

    How can you say injuries aren’t to blame after looking at the lineup 5-9. Tex, Granderson, Jeter, Youklis, Arod, Cervelli……I mean come on that’s a formidable 1-6. Give me 2 of any of those guys and put them in tonight’s lineup and it drastically improves.

    • vicki

      he’s saying that lately our replacement level crap is even worse than historically bad miami.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Obviously, they’re better than anything they trot out there now. But let’s keep it in perspective. This problem was probably foreseen and perhaps unavoidable. Aging team, weak (except for pitchers) farm. But let’s face it: Tex has been declining for some years now; if Jeter repeats last year’s performance, and ARod comes back strong, I’ll eat Greg’s FALLACIES; Granderson adds pop with 200K’s. etc. 2014 looks bleak.

      • trr

        Eat Greg’s what?

      • Bubba

        With some fava beans and a nice chianti

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Gotta go…I’m having a friend for dinner.

    • LK

      Cervelli may or may not be a substantial improvement. They knew about A-Rod and Jeter’s injuries coming into the year. No one can really be surprised that Youkilis got hurt. The pitching has been very healthy considering the age of some of the starters.

      The injuries suck, but this team had no margin for error.

      • Bubba

        Jeter was set to come back around ST. Take a starting OF, 1B and SS off most teams and you’re left with no margin for error.

        The Yankees self inflicted some of their pain but losing a third of your lineup to injury hurts.

        • vicki

          all fair. but mike’s point was that even the replacements should be able to put up a few xbh’s every now and then.

        • LK

          I’m not saying the injuries don’t hurt. But they’ve got a -6 run differential and are 48-42. I’m not sure the true talent of this roster when healthy is any better than 48-42.

  • forensic

    Wade Davis has the 3rd worst ERA and worst WHIP, opp. BA, and opp. OBP among all qualified starters in the Majors.

    That means the Yankees will go nuts and score 2 runs today, right?

    • SDB

      Yes. And lose 3-2.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I go the other direction. They get whitewashed. And at some point John and Suzyn will go “give credit to Davis, he’s pitched great.”

      • SDB

        Then they’ll mention his previous pitching record just to make us feel worse, and remind us that we can’t predict baseball.

    • Tom

      I think the Yankees smoke him tonight (4+ runs).

      I just hope good Ivan Nova shows up and they take advantage.

      • trr

        For us 2+ runs is smoking someone.
        I’ll say the offense bounces back tonight and we win this one

    • vicki

      wade davis hates being wade davis these days. but he woke up in a good mood today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curve is just filthy, hope he can keep this up

  • Elephants Gerald

    Why is Hafner still batting cleanup? He is almost a guaranteed strikeout. It sucks to have him add an automatic out to whatever Gardner/Suzuki/Cano might accomplish. Reduces the chances of Overbay/Nunez /Zoilo adding to what 1-2-3 do. I recognize those guys are bad too, and that Gardner and Suzuki don’t always look all that great either, but they’re not as bad as Hafner. Bat him 7th or something.

    • vicki

      if ever there was a day for him to go 1/2 with 2BB today is that day. wade davis, dude. wade davis.

  • SDB

    Can Gardner steal 2nd, 3rd, and home?

  • Wheels

    Steal a base Gardy

  • brian

    Wade Davis sucks…. you couldn’t have asked for someone better to get the Yankee offense going tonight

    They should win this game 7-3 or 8-4, end of story

  • WhittakerWalt

    So wait… Ichiro wanted to do that? I thought he only did that when he hit home runs? I don’t think you can have it both ways. Either he wants to line a single to left, or he wants to hit a home run. Unless you’re saying he can literally do whatever he wants to with a bat. Which leads me to wonder why he’s not a better hitter.

  • trr

    Oh fer chrissake

  • WhittakerWalt

    Does Hafner strike out weakly?

  • The Real Greg

    That’s a good play by Quintero

    • The Real Greg

      Kottaras

  • Tom

    Just following online, but is the umps zone as bad as Brooks makes it seems (Gameday can be off but usually the pitch f/x stuff is solid)

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

  • McLovin

    Gotta run him over.

  • Wheels

    Yay and damn

  • trr

    Now Hafner can strike out in peace

  • WhittakerWalt

    FFS

  • Elephants Gerald

    I kind of hate that decision, but let’s be honest, this batting order can’t score a runner from 3rd with 1 out.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I disagree. They have to be aggressive. A runner on third with less than two outs means nothing with this lineup.

  • WhittakerWalt

    There’s our run!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Can they win 1-0 for Greg, please?

  • vicki

    then again, inertia. bodies at suck have a natural tendency to remain at suck.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m usually the first one to get on Robbie Thompson, but I love Ichiro trying to score just then. Make the defense rebound after the misplay, kudos to Kattaras for doing so.

  • The Real Greg

    If you think Robby Thompson should have sent Ichiro yesterday then you can’t be against Ichiro going for it there. Gotta be aggressive when you can’t score.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      +1

  • Jag

    What happened there? Only watching online at the moment…

    Was Ichiro trying to score on the passed ball or was there another play?

    • The Real Greg

      The Royals kind of had 2 passed balls on one play. The ball that the catcher threw to the pitcher to try to get Gardner got away.

      Kottaras blocked the plate perfectly to get Ichiro

      • Jag

        Ahh, thank you, that makes sense now.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yup, it was second (Ichiro) and third (Gardner). Gardner got aggressive and scored on a passed ball that didn’t get too far away and Kattaras through it passed the pitcher covering so Ichiro tried to score. Kattaras got back in a good position to block the plate and Hosmer made a nice flip home.

      • Jag

        Thanks as well! It was odd reading the line items for it and trying to figure out what actually happened.

  • nsalem

    That Nova-Cain matchup makes my teeth numb.

  • Elephants Gerald

    The flatulent sucking has begun.

  • nsalem

    Welll we have 7 more innings to score that ever elusive second run.

  • Leg-End

    We may never XBH again.

    • The Real Greg

      Our last XBH was two days ago.

      • Elephants Gerald

        That wasn’t an extra base hit, it was a home run.

        • vicki

          homeruns are extra base hits.

          • Elephants Gerald

            Yeah, I just like saying stupid shit.

  • McLovin

    :(

  • Dalek Jeter

    Cruz is going to hit a leadoff double. Calling it.

    • The Real Greg

      Well you called a hit

  • Fin

    This team sucks to watch. At least typically I had specific players to root for, and if one or two of them did well, I could at least take solace in that. I don’t give a flying fuck about anyone in this lineup outside of Cano and Almonte.

    • nsalem

      Try watching with alcohol and hookers. It’s much better, really,

  • nsalem

    Close. If he steals this base you still win

  • Elephants Gerald

    The way John Flaherty makes it sound, you would think the catcher throws the pitches too.

  • WhittakerWalt

    No one makes weaker contact than Chris Stewart.

    • The Real Greg

      And yet he has the third highest OBP in this lineup and is hitting .253

    • Winter

      Austin Romine. Checkmate.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Yeah, but Romine doesn’t even belong in the big leagues.

    • nsalem

      Jon Stewart makes much weaker contact.

  • OldYanksFan

    Gritner has the teams 2nd highest OPS at .758.
    What else do you need to know?

  • The Real Greg

    HOLY MOLY!

  • Dalek Jeter

    ROBBIE FUCKING CANO

    FUCKING FINALLY

  • Wheels

    ROBBIE!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit what was that? the ball went over the wall!

  • Elephants Gerald

    Thank god.

  • McLovin

    Offensive Explosion!

  • trr

    Been a while !

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Robbie! Mike basically called it with the graphical analysis he put up earlier today.

  • Winter

    EXTRA BASES!

  • Wheels

    Hafner is so lost.

    • trr

      Gotta get him out of the line up

      • The Real Greg

        By hook or by crook.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Awesome. Unfortunately, this ruins their chances at finally winning a close shutout to appease Greg.

  • trr

    Why would he give Cano anything to hit with The Ape up next?

  • LK

    What so what happens when there’s not a circle or a vertical line next to the NYY?

  • OldYanksFan

    With a Baltimore loss, Cano will be in 3rd place in the AL East!

    • The Real Greg

      The New York Canos

  • WhittakerWalt

    Thank you Wade Davis, for pitching to Cano.

    • Shittyshittybangbang

      Gotta put that on the manager. Wow, that was inexplicable.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Why would you pitch to Cano when you’ve got the hapless Travis Hafner batting behind him? It’s crazy.

        • The Real Greg

          It was bad.

        • Brian S.

          Maybe cuz Hafner can still draw a walk and you don’t want to risk that with the bases loaded.

          • forensic

            Eh, Hafner’s had 4 walks in almost a month. It was idiotic to pitch to Cano there at all. Thankfully, there are some pretty terrible managers they’re facing recently.

  • brian

    Once again, this is why the Yankees HAVE TO resign Cano

    This team cannot win big without him for the next few seasons… so what if he becomes an albatross later on in the deal, you can live with a couple of those, just can’t live with 6 or 7 of them

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Cano is better than anyone else out there. Granted. But they do not HAVE to resign him. They should make him a reasonable offer. Let’s learn from the Tex and ARod disasters.

      • brian

        Correction… if the Yankees actually want to WIN from 2014-2016 they have to resign him

        But by all means, let’s miss the playoffs for the next few seasons so we don’t have a bad contract on the books in 2018, thats insane

        • FEED.ME.MORE!

          That sounds like good business practices to me….what about you?

          :)

        • Rolling Doughnut

          No, they don’t Greg, I mean Brian.

    • FEED.ME.MORE!

      There are no absolutes, but it helps their chances of winning greatly having him on the team as opposed to anyone else who is reasonably available.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        But not worth it at Tex and ARod -like contracts. That’s all my point is.

  • Brian S.

    Nova=ace. Five year extension with two club friendly options for a total of 52 million pronto.

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

      “You’ve had two good starts after sucking ass for a year and half, Ivan. Here’s more money than the Nationals gave Gio Gonzalez.”

  • WhittakerWalt

    The Nunez Home Run Watch is on.

  • Brian S.

    Samardizja just gave up four runs to the Angels without getting an out. Buy low.

  • nsalem

    Cain has face Phil Coke once and doubled off him.

  • forensic

    What the hell is that weird thing next to the NYY on the scoreboard???

    • nsalem

      crooked#

  • Dalek Jeter

    The Yankees on Derek Jeter’s rehab: WE’RE SENDING HIM TO TRIPLE A, WHERE HE’LL PLAY CONSECUTIVE DAYS OFF THE BAT AND 5 INNINGS IN THE FIRST GAME AND HE’LL BE BACK IN A WEEK AND HERE’S VIDEO OF IT HAPPENING!!!!

    The Yankees on Alex Rodriguez’s rehab: *Alex tweets he’s ready to rehab* ALEX STFU WE’LL TELL YOU WHEN YOU’RE READY TO REHAB AT SINGLE A IN TAMPA, WHERE YOU’LL GET 3 INNINGS AND 1 AB A GAME AND BE LUCKY TO BE BACK AFTER THE FULL 20 DAYS.

    • Brian S.

      Maybe cuz Jeets had spring training already while Ardo hasn’t.

      • Winter

        I’m calling him Ardo from now on.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Yeah, that’s a freaking awesome typo-turned-nickname.

        • Brian S.

          Back in the glory days of Pinstripe Alley (2011) that was the nickname we had for him.

    • forensic

      Sad, but true.

    • Lukaszek

      To be fair, the Yankees became fed up with A-Rod due to his ability of getting PR disasters

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nova’s curve is awesome tonight. Second start in a row with the nasty hook.

    • Brian S.

      Almost half his pitches are breaking balls though. I wonder what will happen to his arm down the line. Maybe they shouldn’t give him that extension I mentioned like ten minutes ago.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        I agree with that. His highest FB year was 2010 at 64% and last year it was 54%.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I wonder if there’s anyway to package a Phelps/Warren/Nova with another piece or two in a trade for a bat. I mean they’re decent-good pitchers with years of team control…that has to have some value.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Here comes the old “Ivan Nova in the fifth inning” flashbacks…

  • FEED.ME.MORE!

    C’mon Nova. Get back in control!

  • forensic

    Jeter coming back doesn’t affect Cruz, Flaherty. Last I checked, Jeter doesn’t play third base…

    • Crime Dog

      I think he’s assuming Nunez would take some of Cruz’s time at 3rd.

      • forensic

        The Yankees have steadfastly said Nunez is not playing anywhere but SS. I think it’s absurd, but it’s what they’ve said and followed so far.

        • The Real Greg

          I think they want him to focus on SS defense. It has been said that moving him around was part of the reason for his defensive struggles in the past.

          • forensic

            I know why they’re doing it. I just think that with how pitiful the offense is, they should take the risk to keep him in the lineup at third till A-Rod is back and then take the days when he and Jeter need rest.

            • The Real Greg

              OK. That’s fair.

        • Crime Dog

          Yeah, but who knows for sure. Either way, Cruz is gonna see a lot of the bench pretty soon.

          • The Real Greg

            Not if Bud Selig has anything to say about it.

            • Crime Dog

              The thinking is that an appeals process will take a while. Also, if ARod got suspended tomorrow for 100 games and immediately served it, I would like to think that the club would go after a 3rd basemen other than Luis Cruz…

              • The Real Greg

                Yeah they probably would trade. Thought occurred just after I typed.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I know it’s the same guy who said “Bubba Crosby is our starting CF” but I actually believe and want to believe Cashman when he says that they look at Nunez strictly as a SS going forward.

  • Capo

    Wait… did Flaherty just say that Gardner started off slow stealing bases last year and picked it up as the season progressed? Please tell me I just heard that wrong.

    • Crime Dog

      Flaherty is clueless sometimes. He makes some really odd assumptions and just says things that are flat out wrong occasionally.

    • forensic

      Yes, he actually said that.

      • The Real Greg

        And he just said it again

    • Dalek Jeter

      There he is again saying it.

    • Fin

      I’m sure he misspoke as we all know that Gardner didn’t play last year. However, what he said was true the last year that Gardner did play.

      • The Real Greg

        It’s very hard to be misspoken twice.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He really turned it on last season when he stole those 2 bases.

  • forensic

    That’s Gardner’s first steal in almost a month.

  • nsalem

    Interested to see how Nova does this inning.

  • The Real Greg

    That opens up a starter spot on the AL roster.

    • Get Phelps Up

      #Hirok

  • ExitCashman

    At least he’s not pitching for us:

    Gaudin’s lawyer, Dominic Gentile, issued a statement saying his client denies any wrongdoing and has been cooperating with authorities.

    ”Chad Gaudin was examined in the emergency room of a local hospital while experiencing symptoms believed to be related to acute renal failure due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. The symptoms included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness,” Gentile wrote. ”Although he has been accused of improperly touching another hospital patient while on the premises that night, there are differing and exonerating versions of what occurred that have been reported by eye witnesses.”

    Common causes for rhabdomyolysis include alcohol or drug use, muscle strain, or crush injuries, according to the National Institutes of Health.

    In other words, he was SHITFACED.

  • forensic

    Darvish is on the DL now? Wow, missed that. I almost traded for him in my fantasy league a couple days ago. Kind of glad I didn’t now.

    Also just saw that Cliff Lee allowed 4 solo homers tonight to the Nationals. That’s unusual.

  • Crime Dog

    Would LOVE to see Cano take 2nd like that a little more. Teams seem to sleep on him (because of his relative lack of speed)

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…Joe..really plays favorites. Unless Hafner is hurt, I mean he let Wells go 0-21 or whatever it was before he got benched, but Hafner gets PH for in the middle of a game?

    • forensic

      I would think he’s gotta be hurt. That’s an absurd time for PHing even for Girardi.

      • Crime Dog

        Agreed. I guess I would’ve wanted to see Ishikawa there. If Hafner’s really hurt, you gotta see what you have there (outside of two at bats). We know what Wells can (or can’t) do.

        • The Real Greg

          Well Wells has been hot so you have to squeeze as much as you can get out of him before he goes cold again.

        • forensic

          Eh, Ishikawa is a waste of a roster spot. At least Wells has fluked his way into a few hits lately.

          • The Real Greg

            I would say 12 for 33 is a bit more than a fluke, do you think?

            • forensic

              Every hit Vernon Wells gets is a fluke.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Pronk was 1-19 I believe. Wells/Hafner, Deck chairs on the Titanic.

  • nsalem

    Maybe the Yankee’s have made a trade for a good lefty bat and are releasing Hafner.

    /bestcasescenario

    • Mikhel

      If they release Haffner then they would use him all the game, taking somebody out of the game for no apparent reason is because either that player is hurt or was traded, and I don’t believe Haffner has been traded.

  • Greg

    If the playoffs started tomorrow, Nova would be #2, right?

    • The Real Greg

      I would say 3 behind Kuroda and Sabathia.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Yes, which is pretty amazing considering how bad he was earlier this year.

    • ExitCashman

      To tee off? I suppose…

    • Brian S.

      lol at the Yankees making the playoffs. Sell sell sell!

      • The Real Greg

        Honestly, I don’t know who’s going to get the second AL wild card. I don’t think an AL Central team can get it, so it would be between the Yankees, Rays, and O’s.

    • nycsportzfan

      no way. Hes on a hot streak, but we’ve seen him do it before, just like hughes. Maybe if he continues the streak for awhile.

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

      If the playoffs started tomorrow the Yankees would be sitting at home.

      • nycsportzfan

        pretty sure he meant if we made it

  • Dalek Jeter

    THE GRAND LOVERBAY

  • The Real Greg

    WHOA!

  • SDB

    LOVERBAY!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oppo field grand slam for Overbay?!?1 wtf is going on here

  • Wheels

    Grand loverbay!

  • forensic

    Two homeruns in one game?!?!?! Is that even allowed?

    • Lukaszek

      It’s not allowed, but we’ll be okay as long as no one tells the baseball gods

  • McLovin

    LYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FEED.ME.MORE!

    I suppose now we’ll hear:

    “BUT WADE DAVIS IS NOT A MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER!!!”

    • FEED.ME.MORE!

      And:

      “BUT THE ROYALS AREN’T A MAJOR LEAGUE OFFENSE!”

  • Jag

    Loverbay!

  • Tom

    Small ball is nice…

    But 7 runs on 2 swings is a bit nicer.

  • The Real Greg

    John Flaherty can’t do math.

    • Wheels

      ha, nope

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sweet. Two homers in one game.

  • Lukaszek

    LOVERBAY!!! Break out the rye and mustard granma, it’s grand salami time

  • Kvothe

    Ughh, Loverbay with a rally killing grand slam.

    /sarcasm

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Holy crap! This is like 2 weeks worth of runs all in one game. I just want to know why in the world KC left Davis in after the bases became loaded.

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

    How the Hell d that one go out?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Stupid Loverbay…killing the rally.

  • Brian S.

    Shit guys, save some runs for the rest of the week. Can’t use up all our XBH’s in one game.

  • SDB

    #toomanyhomers yet?

  • Da Zhang

    The other pitchers are probably wondering why they can’t get this much run support.

  • The Real Greg

    He is so lucky that didn’t hit him flush

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

    Because why not Gardner on the disabled list next?

  • forensic

    It would’ve figured that in a game where they actually score some, they lose Hafner and Gardner to injuries. At least it looks like Gardner might be ok though.

    • The Real Greg

      On the replay, you could see that it grazed the front of his right shin.

      If that hit him flush, he might have gone on the DL.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fair to make the assumption that Pronk is hurt, which is why Donahue didn’t come out when Gardy got hit?

  • forensic

    Olive? What’s with the weird/terrible names that people give their kids? I just don’t get it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Maybe (hopefully) short for Olivia?

  • Tom

    Damn… missed that half inning from Nova. 6 pitches?

    Another inning like that and he could be looking at back to back CG’s

  • Wheels

    Hit another out for fun Robbie

  • Dalek Jeter

    Forensic, there’s one of those plays where if he hustles he’d be at third like you were talking about a couple weeks ago.

    • forensic

      Yup. It’s really aggravating.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I still don’t have a problem with it, because we are up 8-0 and I’d hope if we weren’t he’d stop at second. I still don’t think it affects that many games/outcomes to get anymore than passively annoyed about.

        • Mikhel

          with a team struggling to score it can affect a lot in his teammates to watch the best player in the team not hustling.

          When winning 8-0 it is ok to play it safe, then again a few days ago Boston blew and lost a game vs the Angels with a big advantage (not to mention that Cleveland vs Seattle 10-12 years ago when what appeared to be a game in the pocket byt what? 14 runs? suddenly ‘became’ tied).

  • forensic

    Way to hustle as usual, Cano…

  • The Real Greg

    Much easier to see that with an 8-0 lead.

    And another fluke for Vernon

    • Cy Pettitte

      “If you ask me, ‘Who’s the best pitcher in the world?’” Ivan Nova said, “I say, ‘Me.’ You know, you have to believe it. That’s why you win so many games.”

      …maybe he really is…

      • Cy Pettitte

        reply fail. oops.

  • nsalem

    Shades of Teamo Perez

    • Mikhel

      *Timo Pérez.

      “fun note” —> timo in spanish means scam.

  • The Real Greg

    Because Cano’s hit counts as a double, it means they have matched their previous 5 game total in XBH in one game

  • Mikhel

    we should create bingo and cross the numbers of those injuried and see who “wins”.

    • Mikhel

      *bingo cards with the numbers of the Yankee players, and cross the numbers… etcetera.

  • forensic

    Hopefully Gardner’s out just as a precaution to get wrapped a little early with the big lead.

    • Dalek Jeter

      *knock on wood* I said the same thing about Andy’s ankle last year.

    • The Real Greg

      I have to think so because that ball did not get him fully on the shin.

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Wanger-like performance

  • stuart a

    the lineup should be Cano and the dwarfs.

    cano not hustling on a hit does not happen very often so we need to cut him some slack. he is the Dominican version of Pete Rose.

    Nova has been fabulous his last 2 or 3 starts…

    His emergence should give them an impetus for trading Hughes and Joba. Especially if they are not going to resign Hughes… Phelps and Pineda, nova, and CC can make up 4 starters for next year and then figure it out..

    • forensic

      cano not hustling on a hit does not happen very often so we need to cut him some slack. he is the Dominican version of Pete Rose.

      Um…

      • stuart a

        called a joke. cano never runs hard… he is not making enough money to run hard. he only makes like $15 mill…

        • Mikhel

          Also, Pete Rose was actually dominican, his real name:

          Pedro Alberto Ramiro Manuel Ángel Rosas Gutiérrez Hernández León.

        • Mikhel

          By the way, I’ve seen him play for Dominicana as recently as this year and he hustles like there is no tomorrow, I guess he choses to reserve his ‘energy’ at the MLB level of 162 games (in a stretch right now of 20 straight without rest right now).

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Dude he was admiring his HR then jogged into second, and finally figured fuck it, go for third. Not good Robbie.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Trying to stretch a double into a triple = not hustling.

      Only in MoronLand, kids. Only in MoronLand.

      • Mikhel

        Maybe you missed the part where he was jogging from home plate to first, then from first to second for a bit and THEN decided to run, THAT is not hustling.

      • forensic

        That wasn’t trying to stretch a double into a triple. That was an easy triple that he was out on because he wasn’t hustling.

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

        That’s pretty clearly not what happened. He slowed down to admire his home run, THEN stupidly tried to stretch what should have been an easy triple off the bat into a foolhardy triple that got him caught.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          All of you guys are right. Cano fucked up but Walt’s premise is still solid.

  • forensic

    Joba’s in? Guess Mo should start stretching…

  • WhittakerWalt

    “Joba Chamberlain’s up in the bullpen, to make the game score a little closer.”

  • Tom

    Jobber time!

    (As Mo starts thinking about getting up and stretching)

  • Wheels

    Why mess around here with Joba?

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

    By the way, I hope you’ve all been voting for D-Rob to get into the all-star game.

  • Jay

    Everyone go and vote for Robertson for the all-star game! We can’t let him lose to a Blue Jay. Voting ends tomorrow. I sat and voted over and over during the game, at least 150 votes.