Aug
02

Game 108: Granderson Returns, Part II

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Missed you, Curtis. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Missed you, Curtis. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For the second time this season, Curtis Granderson is returning to the Yankees following a lengthy DL stint. Hopefully he lasts more than eight games this time. The Yankees definitely need his power in the lineup. Given the way this nightmare injury-plagued season has gone, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was attacked by a swarm of wasps in left field and had to miss six weeks while the swelling went down. Here’s the lineup that will face hard-throwing right-hander Andrew Cashner:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Lyle Overbay
  5. LF Curtis Granderson
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. 3B Eduardo Nunez yep, third base
  8. C Chris Stewart
  9. LHP CC Sabathia

That actually resembles a legitimate, Major League lineup. It’s been too long. It really has.

The weather is great in San Diego, I’m sure of it. The weather is never not great in San Diego. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • BigBlueAL

    All excited to finally see a decent ML lineup then I see Overbay is batting cleanup and Soriano is on the bench.

    • The Real Greg

      Remember. NL Park

  • Eddard

    If CC can’t turn it around against an NL lineup and the White Sox then he’s not going to turn it around this season.

    And I love Nuney getting a shot at 3rd. Better than Nix.

  • Steve

    Lyle Overbay is hitting cleanup. Let’s pump the breaks on the legitimate major league lineup thing

    • RkyMtnYank

      Granderson there would have looked better better, don’t like those back to back lefties there.

      • The Real Greg

        I think Soriano would have been there if we were in the AL.

  • Wheels

    Lets go Yanks.

  • dkidd

    time to make up some ground

    now or never!

  • dkidd

    cc should be batting 7th

  • Cy Pettitte

    why are you sliding? stop it.

  • Wheels

    Why slide there Gardner?

  • forensic

    They should give Gardner the Willie Mays Hayes treatment every time he slides into first.

  • Pat D

    3308.

  • forensic

    Pretty terrible slide by Jeter there. Waiting for him to leave the game with a groin injury now.

  • The Real Greg

    Thinking about it, it actually makes sense to put Overbay in front of Granderson because if Grandy was in front, he would be pitched around.

    • forensic

      You don’t pitch around Granderson. You go right after him and he’ll strike out far more often than anything else.

      • The Real Greg

        Like he did there. So both of them failed.

  • forensic

    Nice job, Overbay. Don’t worry about swinging a fastball right there or anything.

    • forensic

      No wonder you’re putrid in those productive out situations.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Anyone else not getting announcers? I’m getting game sound but no booth.

  • Dalek Jeter

    …any reason Soriano isn’t in there? I mean are his platoons that terrible that Ichiro should be starting and Overbay should remain in the heart of the order instead of Soriano hitting 4th or 5th?

    • The Real Greg

      Three words: Petco Park Outfield

      • forensic

        It has nothing to do with the outfield. He’s going to sit one of the OFer’s in each of these games. This one happens to be Soriano.

        It’ll be made even more obvious tomorrow and Sunday when he’s in the OF with Nova and Hughes on the mound.

        • The Real Greg

          And he’ll watch all the doubles and triples go over his head. Have fun with that.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Soriano’s UZRs:

        2007: 33.2
        2008: 16.5
        2009:-3.0
        2010:4.9
        2011:3.3
        2012:11.9
        2013:3.4

        Average for that time: 10

        • The Real Greg

          I’ll take the eye test, thank you very much,

          • Dalek Jeter

            People’s eyes say that Dustin Pedroia is a better player than Cano because he looks like he’s playing harder. Give me numbers over subjective “eye tests” every day of the week.

          • Dalek Jeter

            On top of that, Soriano’s been here, what? A week? I didn’t realize that you either A. have watched every Cubs game of the last few years to develop a strong opinion of Soriano’s fielding or B. have the ability to make judgements on player’s ability within a week. I really think it’s C. He has the reputation as a poor defensive outfielder, therefore he must be.

  • 28 this year

    More hitters, same result

  • forensic

    Grandy’s in midseason form…

    • The Real Greg

      Wow. You don’t waste anytime do you?

      Would you rather he not be here?

      • forensic

        You don’t waste anytime do you?

        Pot, meet kettle.

        And no, I wouldn’t rather he not be there, but that doesn’t mean I have to enjoy his terrible ability to make contact with any semblance of consistency.

        • Revan

          They should have traded him and kept Swish. With Gardner here both of them are essentially corner outfielder’s but one of them has doesn’t have an OBP that sucks every year.

  • Wheels

    Ok CC, get to work.

  • Capo

    CC’s thrown three pitches and hasn’t given up a run yet. Improvement!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Hey CC! Let them hit it.

  • The Real Greg

    This ump has a tight strike zone for both pitchers.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Enjoy your last 3 games, Evereth.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Doug Mientkiewicz is or is not better than Lyle Overbay

  • Wheels

    Great start.

  • Eddard

    Start getting the bullpen up. This is going to be a long night. CC hasn’t improved a damn thing.

  • SDB

    Yeesh. Not even half an hour in and I’m already cringing.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    The Ump looked like he anticipated calling him safe there

  • nsalem

    oh stop it Eddard

  • Steve D Fl

    really CC ? wtf?

    • The Real Greg

      I don’t know why you’re surprised. He’s sucked for the last 2 months.

  • 28 this year

    Same cc

  • Cy Pettitte

    so ridiculous. Every CC start is cringe worthy.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    C.C. picking right where he left off.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I would like to commend CC for keeping the weight off this season.

  • Capo

    Wow, he is getting squeezed here. Ump is really not calling any pitches on his right side of the plate. C.C. of course isn’t giving him a reason for leeway either.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is embarrassing.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hooray a tight strike zone on top of a…struggling pitcher.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    That’s a strike.

  • WhittakerWalt

    UGH

  • Wheels

    Shit.

  • forensic

    Ugh, CC…

  • Revan

    Looks like next year we’ll be down two aces.

  • Eddard

    And CC walks in a run. He hasn’t learned a damn thing.

  • The Real Greg

    Again, the contract. Yay or Nay at the time?

  • Wheels

    Nice play Robbie.

  • Eddard

    I think we can just count one in the books. CC has already allowed 2 runs and he’s only gotten 2 outs in the ballgame. Girardi will let CC give up 8-9 runs before he makes a move.

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

      Shut up. That’s all I have to say.

    • Wheels

      Come on man.

  • SDB

    Over in chowdahland… dear god, Heath Bell is trying to protect a one run lead. I might vomit if the Sox walk off again.

    • Pat D

      Conquistador Instant Coffee brings a new meaning to the word “vomit.”

      • SDB

        I don’t need another new meaning, as it is I live about 30 minutes from the Mass border over in CT.

        Ugh. Please, DBacks, don’t blow this. Please.

        • Pat D

          I’m guessing you’re not a Monty Python fan.

          And anyway they held on.

          • SDB

            I am, and I’m ashamed I missed that reference. Though I haven’t seen the Flying Circus in a few years. And I’ve been watching more Fry and Laurie lately.

            Well done, DBacks.

            I’ll take 20 minutes off from the Yankees game and go watch Eric Idle in penance.

  • The Real Greg

    I mean I think the Yankees did the right thing by resigning CC. Then again, if they were able TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN ACES we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

  • Eddard

    If CC really wants to help the ballclub he’ll bark some more at the home plate ump and get himself tossed from the game. That’s about the only way he can help right now.

  • Carlos Danger

    I think it’s time for a CC DL stint, WTF? He’s been awful as of late, and that’s putting it mildly.

    • trr

      at this point, I think it may be legitimate to wonder if there is a health issue of some kind

  • Wayne

    CC may Have lost weight too fast. so his body is not as strong.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s honestly what I think. I think his losing weight has thrown his mechanics completely out of whack.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    How did CC give up the runs.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Soriano obviously shouldn’t be the odd man out. Ichiro is not a terrible player…but Soriano is clearly the better hitter. (as Ichiro gets one of his little dinky shit singles)

    • The Real Greg

      Again, Petco Park Outfield.

      • Dalek Jeter
        • Dalek Jeter
        • The Real Greg

          I get WGN, and I watch Cubs games. He’s fine on balls hit right to him, but if he has to move.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I think this season has proved that offense is more important than defense.

            Defensively: Stewart>Martin, Nix/Cruz>Jeter, All the Third basemen>A-Rod, Ichiro>Swisher, and Overybay~Tex

            Offensively, the opposite is true across the board.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              Stewart’s pretty close to Martin defensively. NunezAdams, Youk, Nix
              In most of those cases, the gaps in offensive value is bigger than the gaps in defensive value though.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                wtf?

                Nunez Youk, Adams, Nix

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  still not working.
                  I’ll try again.
                  Nunez less than Jeter (pre-ankle)
                  Youk, Adams, Nix are worse defensively than pre-second hip surgery ARod

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    I was talking about post hipsurgery, also, using the website reads the “less than symbol” as the start of a code, so it doesn’t appear. For example it allows you to set up italics but not say that one is less than two.

              • Dalek Jeter

                That’s my point. Put the best Offensive team you can on the field. the 2005 Yankees were the worst defensive team in history, they won the Division and lost a tough LDS to the Angels.

                • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                  Put the best team possible on the field.
                  It’s possible for the offense to be outweighed by the defense, if the defense is bad enough.

                • WhittakerWalt

                  Unfortunately, our defense cost us two of those games against the Angels.
                  Though I still agree with your point.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Also you have time to watch Cubs, Yankees, AND Met games?! jeez, I wish I had your life.

            • The Real Greg

              Well, I’m working now so I don’t watch the Cubs and White Sox much now. Mets and Yankees I usually flip back and forth except when there are staggered games.

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

    who’s with me?

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

      I. Fans don’t cheer for their team to lose. That’s not a fan.

      • Revan

        Suck for Luck.

    • Wheels

      me

      • Wheels

        Good thing I’m not a gambler.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Red Sox are gonna do it again, aren’t they?

  • Cy Pettitte

    give him a proper helmet already. every.single.time is goes flying off.

    • SeventhAce

      The day Nunez’s helmet doesn’t fly off from running the bases is the day the world will end. Do you want the world to end?

      • Cy Pettitte

        I’d just like to see a baseball player with a chinstrap helmet

        • SeventhAce

          Nunez will find a way to lose the helmet while running, the chin strap won’t stop him.

          • Carlos Danger

            I think he kept it on from 3rd to home. My mind: blown.

  • Wheels

    Nuney!

  • Eddard

    I’ve been saying for weeks to try Nuney at 3rd. They finally do and good thing happen.

  • The Real Greg

    CC can help his own cause here

    • Wheels

      Ties it up.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay NL, pitchers helping their own cause

  • The Real Greg

    He gets the job done.

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

    CC Sabathia RBI. Well now.

  • dkidd

    sox lose

    last night was their high water mark

  • Eddard

    It seems like everybody except Lyle Overbay has gotten the memo, he only has 1 pitch – the 97-98 mph fastball.

    • Carlos Danger

      CC put up a better AB than Grandy and Overbay, the 4-5 hitters.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Hey. Good inning. What more do you want?

  • Carlos Danger

    Food for thought: CC has better offensive number than Stewart for his career. If this whole pitching thing doesn’t work out maybe the Yanks could have him DH or just campaign to join the NL, one less position to fill. #189alive

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’ve been saying this for weeks. At least CC has the potential to run into a fastball once in a while.

      • Carlos Danger

        Wouldn’t hurt to give him a couple ABs, maybe it could help out his declining YTD WAR.

  • Eddard

    Is Nuney playing SS?

    • WhittakerWalt

      Did you and Nuney break up?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Everett Cabrera is loco.

  • The Real Greg

    Cabrera bails out the Yankees

  • WhittakerWalt

    What a dumb steal attempt. Throwing out runners is the ONLY thing Chris Stewart is actually good at.

    • Winter

      Defensive catcher!

    • Cy Pettitte

      except when that runner is Andre Ethier

    • Dalek Jeter

      Chris Stewart’s pitch framing (which seems to cause him to drop ALOT of balls) takes offense.

  • Tom

    ARod post game:

    “There’s more than one party that benefits from me never stepping on the field again”‘
    “I think we all agree we want to get rid of PED’s”

    He really just needs to stop talking at this point.

  • dkidd

    is jeter going to have that limp for the rest of his life?

    hurts to watch him run

  • Jorge Brosada

    Just tuned in and I see that CC’s already given up multiple runs. Shocker…

    • Dalek Jeter

      Clown comment Brosada.

      (sorry I had to.)

      • WhittakerWalt

        It’s hardly out of line, though. This is CC we’re talking about.

    • The Real Greg

      But he also drove in a run, so he almost made up for it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice job Stewie

  • Dalek Jeter

    We give stewart a lot of shit, but dude totally just got concussed for an out. Props.

  • Winter

    DEFENSIVE CATCHER!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy! nice.

  • Carlos Danger

    Gardner bailing out the DH pretending to be a pitcher!

  • vicki

    disrespect the gritner cannon at your peril.

  • nsalem

    Randy Jones

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Holy hell, there is no fucking way Nunez was out.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Horrible umps ftw

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

    Jerry Meals not present, but yep, he’s not out.

    There are going to be multiple ejections before the end of this series the amount of crap being done.

  • Cy Pettitte

    are you kidding me? that wasn’t even close

  • The Real Greg

    That was un umpire prejudging the call. That wasn’t close.

  • Carlos Danger

    Not even close. Wow, MLB should start by cleaning up terrible calls. The safe call wasn’t as “sexy” huh? Couldn’t rear back and punch him out? Puke.

  • The Real Greg

    Instant replay next year! Instant replay next year!

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

      Word is expanded instant replay is coming. We’ll see it when it happens.

  • Winter
  • Kramerica Industries

    Not even PETCO can save C.C. from giving up HRs anymore.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    notanace

    notafifthstarter

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow. CC please retire.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Another homerun to a shitty hitter. CC is unbelievable.

  • The Real Greg

    It’s like Ivan Nova from last year, except its for homers

  • Cy Pettitte

    this fat shit can’t even cover 1B when the pitcher is running.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice hustle CC
    At least you’re making up for it with your pitching.

  • YankeeFan

    What’s the excuse for CC tonight? Also, again not covering first base.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Whatever (perhaps valid) reasons exist, C.C. is such an awful fielder of his position.

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe the Yankees should ask Selig to give CC a lifetime ban too.

  • Revan

    Sigh.

  • CashmanNinja

    That was a downright LAZY play by CC. I’ve been supporting him, but he was day dreaming and not caring at all. THAT was a bad play. It’s not like the guy running was fast! If it was Jose Reyes I could understand him not even giving an effort, but come on!

  • WhittakerWalt

    PFP time.

  • CashmanNinja

    Thanks CC…that was ALL on you.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Bullpen please

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you so much CC.

  • Kramerica Industries

    C.C. is giving up runs now because of his own fucking defensive incompetence. For love of g-d.

  • Revan

    Why are we not appealing.

  • CashmanNinja

    And why aren’t they at least challenging that play? Just throw over for the hell of it!

    This team is playing LAZY.

  • Carlos Danger

    Wow. CC you suck. Can’t cover first, can’t get out AAAA hitters can’t keep the ball in the park. DL please, I’ll take Phelps or Pineda at this point, his ERA has to be over 6 over the past month and a half now. He’s been very bad for a while now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Ho hum. C.C. sporting a nifty 2.50 WHIP and 9.00 ERA so far tonight. Par for the fucking course.

  • Cy Pettitte

    4.77 ERA. 4.77 ERA and you’re making $23mil a year. 4.77 ERA. please die.

  • CashmanNinja

    CC used up all his energy on that last play. He’s probably going to be too tired to go another inning now. He’s probably mad Overbay didn’t run in, field it, and chase the runner down before he ran to 1st.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Stewart is going yard here.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I was as close to right as possible.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Only three more runs and it will be your usual CC start.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Yeah…

  • Cy Pettitte

    can’t even bunt correctly. fuck off.

  • Dalek Jeter

    These fucking umpires

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Horrible umpires
    Not even arguing though?

  • Revan

    Does Girardi just not care anymore?

  • Kramerica Industries

    The umps are really just shoving sticks up the Yankees asses tonight, aren’t they?

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Holy shit are they kicking us when we’re down…

  • YankeeFan

    Can’t even get a bunt down.

  • A.D.

    so now you don’t need to catch the ball to get outs?

  • teddy

    these umps are a joke

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Not that it matters, but we’re getting jobbed by this Ump crew.

  • Capo

    Are the umps on SD payroll tonight? seriously, this is just ridiculous call after ridiculous call.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Is anyone on that team awake?

  • 28 this year

    Must be nice to have unlimited job security without actually having to do the job right.

  • stuart a

    officiating is just horrible…

    nunez out at 1st is laughable.

    sabathia is simply horrible…

    • Carlos Danger

      I……agree.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Thank The Lord this team didn’t sell at the deadline. They should be right in the thick of the race come September. And besides, this farm system is crawling with talent. Zero need to restock it.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Aren’t you a ray of sunshine.

  • Carlos Danger

    Geriatric Jeter, my deceased grandfather runs faster than that bum.

  • Marc406

    terrible umping… not unlimited job security though

  • Tom

    So CC has faced 22 batters so far – 11 have reached base.

    He’s actually kind of fortunate that the Padres have made a couple of outs on the bases and it’s only 4 runs at this point

  • stuart a

    1st inning strike 3 on th eguy who walked to drive in a run.

    nunez was clearly safe and the guy at second dropped the ball. yanks got screwed 3 outs already tonight that lead to at least 2 runs against…

    sabathia did not have to cover first when he could pitch but now it is disgraceful that he does not cover first…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    It’s not good when a guy who hasn’t played since April is 4th on the team in position player WAR.

  • Carlos Danger

    This cavernous ball-park is like a whales vagina.

    • dkidd

      i don’t think that’s what “petco” means, ron

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    This home plate ump is on drugs

  • nsalem

    Who holds the record for most blown saves lifetime and in a season? (same guy)

    • Kramerica Industries

      Hoffman?

      • nsalem

        Goose

      • nsalem

        I’m wrong Goose owns it lifetime (he had multiple inning save opportunities unlike the present.
        Their is a six way tie for first Gerald Staley and i think Fingers and Smith are on that list.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So much for that. Awful luck.

  • Marc406

    Hoffman played Shortstop for the Billings Mustangs in rookie ball

  • Wheels

    I remember Steinbrenner being really pissed off about the condition of the field at Qualcomm Stadium during the ’98 Series. The Chargers had torn up the field pretty good.

  • Carlos Danger

    Why am I depriving myself of sleep to torture myself with a CC Sa-shitsthebedagain-bathia. Good night, maybe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    throw a strike jesus christ

  • Revan

    Go to the fucking bullpen. This isnt 2010 CC ffs.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    CC has no business staying in this game right now

  • Carlos Danger

    Serious question : Would CC make it through waivers right now?

    • Revan

      Quite easily. Cano in 2009 passed through waivers and he was a useful player.

      • Carlos Danger

        Golf voice: UseFul!

  • Cy Pettitte

    get this stupid fucking clown off the mound.

  • Revan

    Girardi is an awful, awful manager.

  • Wheels

    Bad job CC.

  • Carlos Danger

    Fuck this, I’m gonna catch up on Wilfred.

  • Marc406

    wilfred is better than this right now

    • FIPster Doofus

      Breaking Bad reruns on AMC for me.

      • Revan

        I’m actually watching episode one right now on my PC.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Are you just starting the show? If so, you’re in for quite a ride.

          • Revan

            Yeah I heard all the reviews and decided to go with it. I know the premise and all that but I’m still enjoying it.

            • FIPster Doofus

              I envy you that you get to see all of it for the first time. It’s my favorite show ever, slightly edging out The Sopranos.

  • WhittakerWalt

    11 hits. Awesome. But don’t go questioning CC’s ace-ness, or you’ll get called a troll.

    • BigBlueAL

      He is not an ace this season. He was certainly an ace from 2009-2012.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Indeed. He went from ace to back-end starter in a snap. Depressing.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      When’s the last time somebody said he’s pitching like an ace?

      • WhittakerWalt

        Well, Ma and Pa think he’s pitching decent. Just pitching in a lot of bad luck, according to them.

  • mt

    It is debatable whether returning players like Grandy and Jeter and Arod (???) will help this anemic line-up score more runs this year. I can easily say either yes (since they are largely replacing at or below replacement leevel fill-ins) or no (being out so long may mean these guys do not produce so much in the remaining season that is left). It is debatable.

    What is not debatable is that Yanks are going absolutely nowhere (except possibly to last place in AL East) if CC continues to give up 5-7 runs a game.

    • Holy shit this team sucks

      Nothing you said is debatable. Jeter and Granderson aren’t near enough to help this offense. It’s difficult to imagine a more poorly constructed $200+ million team.

  • BigBlueAL

    At least CC got his 100+ pitches in tonight.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Jealous of the Padres’ offense right now

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hope they just put him on the DL already. Phelps should be ready soon.

  • Tom

    On the bright side, Claiborne just saved CC from his 4th straight outing of giving up at least 7 runs.

  • dkidd

    i still say we’re winning this game

    • nsalem

      That would be nice.

  • nsalem

    Most hits given up in a game: Eddie Rommel July 10, 1932 29 hits. However he got the win.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He got the win? How is that even possible?

      • Tom

        I’m going to guess that it was some sort of 15+ inning complete game

      • nsalem

        He came in relief in the second and finished the game. It was a 17 inning game and the A’s won I think 18-17

        • FIPster Doofus

          Wow. Old-time pitching was pretty funny.

          • nsalem

            Wonder what is pitch count was?

      • nsalem
  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees havent had a runner reach 2nd base since the 2nd inning.

    • Winter

      The Yankees haven’t had a good offense since the 2nd month.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Dellin please.

  • Wheels

    Oh Joba.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jobber is a fucking disgrace.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Joba comes in to put the game out of reach, as per usual.

    • Tom

      And noone thought he would ever be a closer….

      He’s just a different form of closer.

  • Charles

    Damn what a shocker

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Remember when Joba was “next” on the cover of ESPN Magazine?

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba, from Big 3 to mopup man.

  • CashmanSuxShit

    CC Sabathia’s velocity has dropped every year since he first signed here.

    Additionally, he was missing fewer bats and his linedrive rate was soaring the year BEFORE he opted out.

    The signs were there. Brian Cashman ignored them and have him 125 million dollars.

    Now the Yankees owe a guy who looks like he’s done another $74 million!

    One more MASSIVE mistake by Cashman on a mega-$$$ deal, and he’ll never take any heat for it.

    Instead, places like this are writing stories about how he should be PROMOTED!

    Pathetic.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Who said he should be promoted?
      Likely will be promoted is different than should be promoted.

    • Winter

      Yeah, it sucks how we signed Sabathia. Man, I wish he hadn’t played for us 2009-2012. You know, I didn’t really want the Yankees to win the World Series in ’09 anyway.

      • Tom

        He was extended in Nov 2011.

        I;m pretty sure if they didn’t do that extension the ’09 WS stillwould have counted.

        Original contract = good
        Extension under threat of opt out = bad

        (kind of like ARod)

        • Winter

          His extension was for one year, with a vesting option for 2017. And, in case you don’t remember, Sabathia said on more than one occasion that he didn’t plan on opting out. So we would have had him through 2015 anyway.

          • Tom

            The vesting option is basically “shoulder doesn’t blow out” and if it does they have to spend 5mil to buy him out.

            Buty that is irrelevant – why tack on ANY years? It was dumb, if he walked away you got his best years at a discount.

            There was no reason to extend him and just tack two years on.

        • CashmanSuxShit

          Second what Tom says… beat me to the obvious punch.

          Sabathia was going to opt out. If he wasn’t, adding an addtional $32 million onto what the Yankees already owed him was even dumber still.

          There is no question Sabathia’s second deal was a HUGE mistake. The best thing that can be said of it is that it’s hindsight.

          I still say it’s not because the signs were there… But even if it IS hindsight, general managers are fired based on hindsight (their moves blowing up in the face of the organization) ALL THE TIME. Especially when they are franchise-altering, huge-money moves that are turning into disasters.

          In fact, that’s how MOST GM’s get fired. Nobody ever went to a GM sand said, “boy, all those moves you made several years ago worked out GREAT! Our organization is set for years to come because of your genius… BUT, I really didn’t like the moves at the time you made them, so… Ya… You’re fired!”

      • Winter

        Also, it’s funny that you say he was missing fewer bats, because all his Contact% and Z-Contact% are at or below his career averages.

      • Gonzalo Hiram

        Hahaha Winter you know nothing, they extended him after the 2011 season, don’t say stupid things, we already have won the world series so it was time to let him go

        • Winter

          “we already have won the world series so it was time to let him go”

          Logic of the year right there.

          • CashmanSuxShit

            When the guy’s arm has been piling on innings at a 250-per-year clip, his velocity is dropping every single year and his line drive rate is soaring…. Ya… It’s VERY logical to suggest EXTENDING him might not be a good idea!

            • Tom

              His velocity didn’t really dip until 2012 (after the extension).

              However the # of innings and his age by the end of the contract should have at least raised some serious concerns.

          • Tom

            Says the guy who was arguing:

            “yeah I didn’t to win the ’09 WS”…. by not extending CC in 2011?

            • Tom

              **didn’t want**

          • Gonzalo Hiram

            Haha you are so dumb, english is not my first language, but if you continue reading I said “it was time to let him go” So or you are an idiot or you just were looking for an excuse instead of paying attention to the difference between extending a player and the first time we got him

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Did you think his velocity would increase every year he would be here?

      • CashmanSuxShit

        Nope.

        Do you think EXTENDING a guy when his velocity is dropping and his linedrive rate is soaring is a GOOD idea?

  • Slu

    There’s a reason Jobs gets these innings.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    Jeter making Nunez look like a gold glover

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      until Nunez gets a chance…

  • stuart a

    betances does deserve a chance but the yanks have this credo play vets over younger guys until it is absolutely hopeless.

    wells adios and mesa over him. joba while not young sucks but according to Kay he has good stuff. great he has good stuff but cannot get anyone else..

    kay and the crew why not say it like it is, cc is not been bad he has been historically bad. look it up.. jeter coming up big today. so with the umps SUCKING, sabathia sucking, and the offense the usual they have no chance…

    • WhittakerWalt

      “historically bad?”
      Get a grip.

      • Winter

        Yeah, he’s actually been just about league average this year, at least according to FIP-.

    • CashmanSuxShit

      Michael Kay is an F’ing joke!

      His “Joba has good stuff” crap was old several years ago… The only thing Kay knows about “stuff” is what he sees on the TV radar gun, If Joba hits 96 or 97, Kay inevitably says, “he has good stuff” and is baffled as to why he gets crushed so regularly.

      The fact is, Joba does NOT have “good stuff.” He throws hard, but straight. Moreover, it could not be clearer, at least to anyone who knows what they’re watching, that hitters pick up the ball very early on him and have no problems at all recognizing the pitches.

  • Wheels

    Look, I don’t think Jeter is fit to play yet. Straight up

    • stuart a

      why just because he runs like me!!!!

      I agree the yare that desperate that jeter on 1 leg is better then the lot of SS they have..

  • Carlos Danger

    Umps coulda given that one back.

  • Holy shit this team sucks

    They can’t field, hit, or pitch. But hey, a move here a move there at the waiver wire and they could get close to competing with the San Diego Padres.

  • stuart a

    joba will make a mill next year. 5 years ago you think this guy would be a $10 mill a year guy…

    he will be living in a box in about 15 years…

  • Carlos Danger

    I know people say it in jest with DFA’ing a guy but Joba really needs to get the ax in favor of a AAA arm.

  • Kevin

    So after another upsetting start from CC, what is going on with Pineda? Haven’t the yankees gained the extra year of control of him already? Why not call him up…

    • BigBlueAL

      Probably because in his last 3 starts he has thrown a total of 8 innings.

      • Kevin

        Ok. He has only pitched that much because the team is managing his workload at this point, right? Why not stretch him out as a middle reliever, DFA Joba (out of options?) and wait for Phelps to come back and then give Pineda a spot start and have a six man rotation for a while. It’s not like they are entirely worried about taking CC out of his 5 day tempo like last year.

        • Winter

          Yeah, young phenom starter, just stick him in the bullpen if there’s no room for him in the rotation! What could go wrong?

  • Frank

    CC is just mediocre now. Get used to it. It’s going to be a loooong 3 more years with him before the Yanks can buy him out.

    • Winter

      It’s one bad year. He’s 33. It’s not like he’s in his late 30s. Every pitcher goes through an adjustment period when they lose their velocity. A lot of the good one’s make it through and pitch well on the other end. Just look at mike Mussina.

      • FIPster Doofus

        At the same time, a lot of great pitchers suddenly drop off and don’t recover. Lester, Lincecum and Haren jump to mind immediately as recent examples.

  • WhittakerWalt

    TOO MANY HOMAHS

  • WhittakerWalt

    Lucky for us the Padres run the bases like Yasiel Puig, or we’d be down 13-2.

  • Wheels

    Shitty loss.

  • dkidd

    terrible loss

    napoli walk-off felt like the end of something, but this is new low point

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    So may wrong things with this team right now.

    Cashman says is the FO fault but also why did he bring Youkilis and Hafner. So it was the FO bringing Ichiro and Cashman bringin Youkilis and Hafner letting Ibanez, Chavez and Martin go.

    With CC we had to do exactly what we didn’t do with ARod and we overpayed again. The people running the team are not learning from their mistakes, I hope this time they offer Cano 7years/130M and that’s overpayig a little bit but we should offer something like that and if we wants more, good bye.

    So sad watching the team right now but I really think we are not in a big hole is just taking the smart decisions in 2014 and we could have an amazing team again in 2015.

    Still just expecting a miracle, for example the Giants have won 2 world series lately with mediocre batting (maybe worst than our team right now), good pitching but principaly very good timing so we could be lucky this year or next and get a miracle haha.