Aug
07

Game 113: End of the road (trip)

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This has felt like a really long road trip, hasn’t it? Yeah it’s only eight games, but there were also three off-days mixed in as well. Going out on the road for eleven days is an eternity for an East Coast team. Factor in the different time zones and I’m definitely ready for the Yankees to come back to the Bronx. A few games back home well be a welcome sight no matter how poorly they’ve played. Here’s the starting lineup that will face (yet another lefty) Hector Santiago:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. LF Alfonso Soriano
  3. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  4. 2B Robinson Cano
  5. DH Vernon Wells
  6. RF Curtis Granderson
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is CC Sabathia, who currently ranks 81st out of 91 qualified pitchers with a 4.78 ERA. They need to figure out what’s wrong him and soon. Not necessarily for this year, that ship has pretty much sailed, but for next year and beyond. This ain’t good.

It was raining rather hard in Chicago this afternoon, but it’s all cleared up and they aren’t expected to have any trouble getting the game in. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Wheels

    Getting swept by the White Sox is unacceptable.

    • trr

      Yes. Yes it is.

      • Wheels

        I can’t believe they got swept.

  • Yank You For Letting Me Be Myself

    Cano’s speech at the team meeting…
    “Be sure to run hard on every ball you hit…”

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go. End strong.

  • AllyinCt

    I put the over/under on CC for the first inning at seven runs.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Phil Hughes is the Cody Eppley of the Yankees

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    That almost looks like a… legitimate lineup. Typically I would feel pretty good about that lineup behind CC. The way this year has gone getting swept by a team fresh off a 10 game losing streak wouldn’t be remotely surprising.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    CC Sabathia is worse than the lovechild of Manny Delcarmen and Esteban Loaiza

    • Darren

      Hey, Esteban Loaiza was one of the only guys to come through in the playoff series that shall not be spoken of.

  • forensic

    And on the mound is CC Sabathia, who currently ranks 81st out of 91 qualified pitchers with a 4.78 ERA

    Looks to me like he’s 82nd, but the real point and problem is that they also have the guys who are 78th and 84th on that list.

    You just can’t win games with three starters pitching like that.

  • Oy

    What’s the logic behind hitting Cano 4th? Let’s give him less at bats?

    • forensic

      Well, he is a much worse hitter vs. lefties than righties.

      • trr

        Also offers better protection for A-rod

    • Gonzalo Hiram

      What’s the problem with that, he has done nothing spectacular this year, Cano always has been a player of moments, he doesn’t have consistency he is always on a slump or destroying the ball.

      Also it’s a game against a lefty and Cano kind of sucks lately against lefties

  • forensic

    Two straight starts for Romine??? Did someone kidnap Girardi?

    • Lukaszek

      It was I who kidnapped him. Either he played Romine, or his precious little binder would pay a visit to Mr. Shredder

      • trr

        Good work Luka!

  • Wheels

    Now steal a base Gardner.

  • forensic

    Hey, Baseball America was right…

  • Alkaline

    #righthandedpower

  • dkidd

    with 50 games left, how bad can it get? let’s find out!

  • Cy Pettitte

    jeez, he absolutely destroyed that one

  • vicki

    sweet.

  • forensic

    Nice!

  • Lukaszek

    I think that’s the longest Yankee homer in more than a month

  • BigBlueAL

    The drag bunt that turned the season around!!

  • Wheels

    No doubt about that one Sori.

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

    Shutdown inning? Please?

  • Elton Cod

    Lyle Overbay batting 8th? Ridiculous.

    Mr. Overbay has been our clean-up hitter most of the year.

    It is a disrespect to both Mr. Overbay and to the team to demote him to the 8th spot.

    It is a disrespect to the fans, as well, who rooted for the Yankees and Mr. Overbay when Mr. Overbay batted 4th. Those fans respected Mr. Overbay for delivering above and beyond expectations – originally he was just a last-minute short-term fill in for Mr. Teixeira.

    Pretty soon Mr. Overbay can join the ranks of disgruntled former overperforming Yankee utilitymen who covered up for Mr. Cashman and Messrs Steinbrenners’ failures – like Mr. Ibanez, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Chavez.

    • trr

      Elton, do you also write for the NY Times?

    • OldYanksFan

      Mister Overbay is Mister Overperforming with a Mister OBP of .300 and a Mister WAR of 0.4.

      Mister Overbay has a Mister Triple-slash against LHP of: .202 .245 .309 .554
      (Mister Mendoza says Hello).

      Mister Overbay was our cleanup hitter before Mister Soriano, Mister Granderson and Mister Rodriguez joined the team.

      But by all means, bat Mister Overbay CleanUp.

  • dkidd

    i want a ron kittle bobblehead

    • Pat D

      I was desperately trying to figure out why they were doing that, then I realized he won Rookie of the Year 30 years ago.

      His career numbers are moderately fascinating. He was kind of Kevin Maas before Kevin Maas.

      • dkidd

        as a near-sighted kid, i was comforted that a guy with glasses had made the major leaguers

        • dkidd

          leagues

      • BigBlueAL

        I only remember Ron Kittle as a little kid for his brief time with the Yankees.

        • Elton Cod

          Ron Kittle was a little kid when he played with the Yankees?

          • BigBlueAL

            My bad, I worded that sentence completely wrong lol.

            As a little kid I only remember watching Ron Kittle during his brief time as a Yankee. I dont even know if that makes more sense but I assume you get the gist of it :-)

            • trr

              Christ, remember him?

              • Darren

                I never met Christ.

  • dkidd

    that line-up is yankee bad

    turn it around, big man

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC completely changed his delivery.

  • Tom

    Dan Plesac on MLB Network on the Nationals struggles this year and looking back at their decision to shutdown Strasburg last year:

    “Were they putting the horse before the cart?”

    • dkidd

      it’s like the dog is wagging the tail over there!

    • Lukaszek

      You could definitely say that. Part of the reason they did so well was because they got career years from Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond. The stars lined up for them for the first time since the wasted 1994 season. You remove those three guys from the Nats, and they most certainly wouldn’t have won all those games last year.

      In order to have success again, they would’ve needed another 33 homerun season from LaRoche, a 20/20 season from Desmond, and 21 more wins from Gonzalez. They couldn’t have possibly expected that to happen again, could they? IMO, when you haven’t been in the playoffs for thirty years you cannot pick and choose which season you want to compete in.

      • Tom

        “The HORSE before the CART”

        Read the quote for a little more carefully.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hawk Harrelson is basically blaming CC’s struggles this season on his weight loss.

    • Oy

      Weight is a large factor in the TWTW formula.

    • forensic

      Larry Bowa ranted on that very same thing on MLBN earlier.

      • Tom

        Ha! Did you see the montage with guys like Rick Reuschel (spelling) running the bases and of course David Wells throwing that they did for him. If nothing else it was entertaining.

        • forensic

          CC needs more cheeseburgers!!!

          • fat jeter

            Captain Crunch!

            • Wheels

              cookie dough!

              • Wheels

                oh duh, captain crunch, yes.

          • Pat D

            CC needs more CC!

            (Cap’n Crunch, of course.)

  • Elton Cod

    Curtis strike outs, how I’ve missed you.

  • forensic

    Got the job done, but that sure was an interesting route by Gardner.

    • Elton Cod

      At least it wasn’t Granderson in CF there…

      • forensic

        He would’ve had a nicer route though because he could’ve just waited and grabbed it after it hit off the wall…

  • fat jeter

    Bah! damn this AM antenna! I am strategically placing it all over my room in an attempt to catch at least a portion of this game. clear as a bell once the third out is made, garbage static at the top and bottom of every inning.

  • dkidd

    danny salazar just struck out miguel cabrera with a 100 mph fastball

  • Alkaline

    How’s CC looking?

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

      6 batters, 6 fly ball outs.

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

      Also a noticeable pitch motion change.

    • forensic

      Too thin, apparently.

    • fat jeter

      hungry?

  • fat jeter

    Ooh, is he messing with his pants after every pitch? Someone brought that up a few days ago and I gotta know!

  • Anderson Silva

    We can always count on Cano to have a shitty AB with men on base

    • WhittakerWalt

      REALLY.

    • vicki

      men on base: .972ops

      men in scoring: 1.002ops

      so yeah.

      • WhittakerWalt

        In other words, “always.”
        I think Silva’s taken a little too much of a pounding in the Octagon lately.

  • BigBlueAL

    Never seen Cano step out so much. Completely bailed out on a couple of swings tonight including that popup.

  • Page Falkenberg

    Robinson Cano? More like Robinson CANNOT, amirite?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Would John Flaherty even be able to speak if he eliminated the phrase “a little bit” from his repertoire?

    Note: I’m fine with him not being able to speak.

    • Elton Cod

      He would be able to speak: a little bit.

  • fat jeter

    alex is 3-8 since coming back and there is speculation on MLB network that he’s still using. i am not an alex guy, no one will ever confuse me as an alex guy, but wtf

    • WhittakerWalt

      It’s not like those 3 are homers.

      • WhittakerWalt

        I mean, I’m pretty fed up with his PED bullshit too, but people talk about him like he wouldn’t even have made the big leagues without PEDs.

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

          I’ve noticed the same thing, but the fact that people are acting like that is rather disgusting.

          Bobby Ojeda of SNY absolutely ripped into everyone on the list, including saying its not over, just all their progress becomes .000 / .000 / .000 again.

        • Elton Cod

          The “PED = HOMERZ” mentality in general is nonsense.

          PEDs make you able to train more efficiently – which can make you able to hit balls farther.

          But in order to hit balls farther you first must be able to hit balls. And not just foul tips…you need to be able to get the barrel on the ball for your strength/bat speed to matter at all.

          Being able to hit 90+ MPH baseballs with a stupid wooden bat is really an incredible achievement. Being able to hit them well is even more incredible.

          PEDs have nothing to do with that achievement and don’t tarnish it.

          (Okay, bat speed does help a little with ability to make contact…but for bat speed to matter you still have to be able to identify pitch and location and stuff, which is amazingly hard. Just watch Cano, PEDs couldn’t fix his problems with identifying type and location.)

          • fat jeter

            if they helped you hit the ball and i knew about them during little league, i would have juiced my ass off. I was so bad at little league I got my fielding percentage at the end of the year when everyone else got their batting average. consistently won the “most walks” award though.

            • Elton Cod

              If the OBP revolution came a little earlier maybe you would have gotten the respect you deserved

              • fat jeter

                unfortunately, my OPS was essential my OBP

      • fat jeter

        or even extra base hits. he put in his rehab work and is looking pretty good out there. no need to speculate. i think i’m coming around to the just let the guy play until the process plays itself out camp

  • Wheels

    nice.

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

    I know Konerko is a 1st baseman, but would running Dunn at 1B better than Konerko given Konerko is slower this year?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Pretty sure Dunn HAS played more 1B than Konerko this year. Every time I’ve turned the pale hose on this summer, Paulie’s been the DH.

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

        All 4 Mets/White Sox games Konkerko either DH’d or didn’t play I believe and Dunn was at 1B.

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

          Konerko*

  • nsalem

    Quite a circuitous route by Mr. Rios.

  • Elton Cod

    The White Sox announcers are calling Konerko ‘Paulie’. I am bothered by this. There is only one Paulie – Paul O’Neill. Paulie O’Neill is ten times the Paulie in terms of ability and Paulie-ness.

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

      Hawk calls Konerko that all the time. I had a Twins fan who hates John Sterling call Gardner “Gardy” because its Ron Gardenhire nickname. I don’t think status determines nickname choices.

      • Elton Cod

        I have no doubt there are tons of overlapping announcer nicknames. I just a) Hate Hawk, even though/especially because I live in Chicago these days and b) Love Paulie. I also enjoy being an entitled Yankee fan – ‘Gardy’ is fine because Gardner is a Yankee and so his nickname supersedes the nickname of some two-bit Twins manager; ‘Paulie’ is not fine because Konerko is just some two-bit White Sock who maybe won one World Series in the last century; Paulie O’Neill is a Yankee, dammit, and a multi-champion.

        • your mom

          Hawk is the absolute worst. If he was the Yankees announcer, I’d root for another team. Everytime he says “He gone” I want to grab a knife and stab him in the face.

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

            Imagine for the last two home runs…

            You can put it on the booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooardd.

            Unshockingly, Hawk was rated the most homer announcer in either sports or baseball (I forget).

            (John and Suzyn both made that list separately.)

          • your mom

            That came off a little over the top, my bad. Hawk sucks though.

            • Elton Cod

              It’s not over the top, I agree completely.

            • Elton Cod

              Having to listen to Hawk actually makes me think: “Michael Kay and Flaherty? That sounds pretty good right now.”

  • Wheels

    3 run lead, it’s been a while.

  • lightSABR

    And two of Sabathia’s third-inning outs come from balls hit hard but right at defenders.

    You know, I’ve thought he was looking better tonight, but better lucky than good, right?

    • McLovin

      Yeap :)

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

    Been waiting all year to say this.

    EDUARDO NUNEZ HR.

    Also, David Justice for the question.

    • lightSABR

      It would be awfully nice if he could step up and be an average major league shortstop. I’ve always thought he had it in him, if he could just get over the defensive issues.

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy Crap.

  • Wheels

    Nuney!

  • forensic

    Nunez likes Santiago apparently.

  • Elton Cod

    In other news, it’s good to have a DH again. Pitchers having to hit is a stupid crock of shit. It would be like requiring coaches to shoot free throws in the NBA.

    • fat jeter

      considering the free throw percentage of most nba players, that might not be a bad idea…

  • Tom

    Salazar K’s Miguel Cabrera 3 times, and makes him look foolish. He was only the 3rd pitcher to strike Cabrera out 3 times in a game (with the Tigers)

    4th AB? 2 run go ahead HR to straight away center.

    • Lukaszek

      I hate Detroit, but Cabrera is a very impressive hitter. If he played for any other team (aside from the Red Sox) I’d probably root for him

  • forensic

    Obligatory homer.

  • nycsportzfan

    Nunez has homered in Chicago before, i believe?

    • forensic

      Yup, his first career homer was there.

  • your mom

    CC seems really prone to giving up home runs to the weaklings at the bottom of the order.

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

      Not unheard of that the bottom of the order gets to annoy people. Blue Jays were good at that with Banzai Davis.

    • vicki

      imagine how santiago feels, giving up the homer to nunez.

  • Wheels

    Gardy can put the game out of reach here.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Hawk: “That Yan Gomes reminds me an awful lot of Thurman Munson. Except he throws a lot better than Thurman ever did.”

    Just gratuitous shots for no reason other than to do it, huh Hawk?

  • Tom

    When did Tony LaRussa un-retire?

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    So, How many games has it been for Cano without an extra base.

    I really hope Yankees won’t give him more than 7years/130M. He is so overrated

    • vicki

      he hit a double at texas on the 25th. he’s in a slump, but he’s still got a 130 wrc+ on the season.

      • Anderson Silva

        I’d venture to guess that we don’t need to pay a player 20M/season to get a 130 wrc+. Most teams don’t anyways.

  • Anderson Silva

    Who could have seem that coming? Cano with yet another awful AB

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    Nicely done Cano, double play

  • Lukaszek

    Ugh why you do this Cano?

  • forensic

    Even with all the runners left on, this 4-1 lead feels like 10-1 with how they’ve been scoring.

    • forensic

      Maybe I should’ve said 4 runs feels like 10 runs, because now it doesn’t feel like 10-1 anymore. Dangerous spot now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not taking long to get extremely uncomfortable again.

  • Cy Pettitte

    get him out of this game now.

  • BigBlueAL

    I know that wasnt a shift but it really does seem like opposing teams constantly hit grounballs to wide open holes against the Yankee infield.

  • Anderson Silva

    this has to be his last batter, right? Can’t let CC blow this game

  • forensic

    Um, this is not good.

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe the Yankees shouldnt have left so many runners on base.

  • nycsportzfan

    Why is he still in the fucking game! I swear to god if Giardi lets CC blow this fucking game! Dude hasent earned th right to be in after one guy reaches in the 7th, let alone 2. FUck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    All those hard hit balls at fielders and long fly balls are catching up to CC now.

  • Anderson Silva

    wow, excellent job not having a reliever ready

  • your mom

    And here’s where the shit hits the fan.

  • forensic

    Seriously, Konerko is SOOOOO slow.

  • Wheels

    It couldn’t just be an easy night, could it?

  • nycsportzfan

    As awesome as this pens been, giardi seriously didn’t have anyone ready to come out if anyone got on in the 7th? I just can’t get over a guys getting paid to manage this game can’t make one of the easiest moves ever and/or be prepared for it.

    • BigBlueAL

      CC has been cruising with a very low pitch count. Kelley is unavailable tonight so Im pretty sure Girardi at the least wants CC to get thru 7 so setup Drob and Mo.

      • nycsportzfan

        No way. CC’s been wretched for just about the entire season and you can’t get swept by the worst offense in baseball. The entire pen has been insane, not just Mo and Drob, but Claiborne, Kelly, Logan, have all been aces. Warrens been decent. In hindsight, he got out with the lead but only up a run. He only had 1k, so it tells you guys are putting the ball in play, so that enchances the risk of keeping em in there in my opinion. I didn’t like the decison at all, personally.

        • Darren

          I think Girardi is banking on CC turning back into good CC. And if that’s gonna happen, Girardi needs to show confidence in him.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice recovery by CC. I thought the wheels were about to come off.

    • nycsportzfan

      Shoulden’t even been alowed to give up those 2runs in the 7th. Get em out of there on a positive note. Now hes given up 3 over 7 against the leagues worst offense. Solid but not special really.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees havent won a game where Mo didnt get a save or the win since July 11.

    • your mom

      Wow, imagine if we had a shitty closer.

  • Tom

    I know CC has a low pitch count, but that’s his last inning right?

  • nycsportzfan

    One thing I will say is to the people who were dissing the soriano trade just last night, how do you feel today? Thats his 2nd homer with the yanks and all ready the 2nd game he clearly put the soriano stamp on the game. Hes been worth Corey Black all day long so far.

  • forensic

    Very nice night for Nunez.

    Even showed bunt on the pickoff throw.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So many rally crippling double plays right now. Amazing.

  • forensic

    It’d be a fine move against a lefty, but Overbay probably doesn’t even really know how to bunt.

  • Anderson Silva

    what is Girardi trying to accomplish by continuing to let Overbay hit against lefties? What a stubborn son of a bitch

  • Erik

    I hope they lose just for that.

  • forensic

    These guys are good at finding new ways to kill rallies.

  • nycsportzfan

    There goes a promising inning. A ton of pressure on DROB and Mo tonight.

  • nycsportzfan

    I’m just glad joes got Nunez and Romine in there. They lengthen the lineup as much as you could hope with whats available. Much better then Stewart and Nix , or Lillibridge or combo of them.

  • Lukaszek

    The Yankees haven’t won a game by more than 3 runs since July 11

    I mean I know we’re bad, but you woulda at least think that they had one 6-2 or maybe a 5-0 win during a month’s span. But nope

    • ropeadope

      Papa John’s must be saving a fortune this season.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m really questioning C.C. still being out there.

    I know, I know, pitch count. I don’t care.

  • nycsportzfan

    Giardi is hell bent on getting CC something negative to hold his head on tonight. Get em out of there joe! Jesus!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    CC’s gone after the lefty right?

  • forensic

    Gillaspie is terrible against lefties, but I still don’t like tempting fate here and leaving CC in.

  • nycsportzfan

    Ok, finally its DROB. Great game by CC. About freaking time!!! We needed that and need that the rest of the way from the 20plus mill a season pitcher.

  • forensic

    Fantastic performance, Flaherty? It’s certainly better than he had been doing, but it’s still against a terrible offense, only 1 K, and lots of hard hit balls. Still not feeling great about him.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I agree. How many ground ball outs did he get? 3? Did not look particularly sharp.

      • forensic

        Actually, 9 outs on the ground (includes one DP), but still, overall not that impressive tonight.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          I was being sarcastic but I did think it was less than 9.

  • Tom

    The first batter is just another example of Girardi and his cavemen understanding of platooning.

    While CC got Gillapsie out, he’s bringing in a pitcher now who gets both lefties and righties out. In fact Robertson is actually BETTER against lefties (.410 OPS this year, .590 the previous 3 years). That’s actually better than the lefty Girardi left in.

    But Girardi’s grasp of platooning is lefty hitter = lefty pitcher. It worked here, but it was still dumb.

    • forensic

      While I also wouldn’t have left CC in, you have to consider Gillaspie’s .733 OPS vs. righties and .337 OPS vs. lefties too. It’s not only about the pitcher’s numbers.

      • Tom

        Not sure 41 AB’s against lefties is all that significant in terms of evaluating his ability to hit lefty pitchers.

        • The Real Greg

          To me any number over 20 is significant

          • Tom

            And to statisticians anything less than ~1100 AB’s against a lefty means you need to start regressing the data to some extent.

            But 20 seems like a reasonable # and not something pulled out of the air.

        • forensic

          Maybe, maybe not, but you can only work with what you have.

  • forensic

    Kind of a gift strike there.

  • Kramerica Industries

    DRob hasn’t been sharp at all.

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, that go pretty intresting. Feeww! DROB made that very interesting.

    Dellin Betances threw 2.1inn of scoreless ball yet again tonight. Hes pitched better then stellar outta the pen and mite get shot at closers job next yr.

    • forensic

      I feel very comfortable saying he won’t have any shot at the closer’s job next year (barring injuries to about five relievers).

      • The Real Greg

        No. I want to see what Monty has in September.

        • forensic

          No what?

          • The Real Greg

            That was a no meaning yes. Once again going back to “Clue”

  • http://twitter.com/IsaacforPrez Isaac

    ok so this is really random, but I just wanted other opinions. What do you think about bidding for Masahiro Tanaka from Japan. He’s only 24, from what i’ve heard he has decent stuff, and most importantly his command is on point. Just look at his stats, they’re about equal to Darvish’s Japan stats (minus the strikeouts). He’s the number one Japanese prospect that could come over, but the price won’t be as much as Darvish’s. thoughts?

    • ropeadope

      If he’s related to Professor Toru Tanaka or Tia Tanaka, I say go for it!

  • The Real Greg

    I thought sending Sabathia back out was a bit shaky but it worked so to the general public (majority) and the media it was a good move.

    This team will not divebomb out of relevancy. It will simply wither away and die.

    • nycsportzfan

      Alot of us would of taken him out as soon as a guy reached in the 7th though, and he ended up giving up 2runs in that inning. So really did Joe do the right job? I guess if we WIN it won’t matter.

  • Anderson Silva

    free baserunner, there’s no way Cano would put a good AB there

  • Tom

    Over/under on 2 pitches before the pop up

    /hoping for the reverse jinx!

  • Lukaszek

    I have a strange feeling that this is gonna be one of those days when Mo blows a save

    • forensic

      Hopefully it’s just gas you feel…

      • Lukaszek

        Nooooo! I wish it was just gas :;(

      • The Real Greg

        Nope

    • SDB

      Ugh.

    • Tom

      Damn you!

    • Darren

      You, sir, a fuckin’ asshole!

    • nycsportzfan

      Fuck you man! Wow, Mo coulden’t just waste of pitch there? He went right back to the same place!

      Haha, and now we could lose…lol

    • Lukaszek

      I’m sorry, I was just telling you about my feelings, I didn’t know I would suddenly turn into Nostradamus

  • Wheels

    oh my fucking god.

  • forensic

    Damn you Lukaszek!!!

    I blame you!

    :-)

    • Lukaszek

      Thankfully this part of the country is not known for having lynch mobs

      • Darren

        I hope Alvaro Espinoza farts in your face.

        • Lukaszek

          Fine, as long as he doesn’t eat at Bushwick Taquerias beforehand

          • Darren

            He’s gonna get some chivo tacos from the Red Hook food truck.

            Baahhh!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Anderson Silva

    pathetic

    what a terrible pitch called, 2 pitches outside, why go a third time? fuck this team

    • The Real Greg

      I agree. Should have jammed him.

  • David N

    NO.

  • BigBlueAL

    This season cant get any fucking worse.

  • Really

    Bum, should have retired a year ago, D-Rob is just better.

    • MB923

      Really?

    • OldYanksFan

      HEZ 43. ANUTHER WASHD UP VET. WHY WUZNT SOME KID FROM THE FARM PITCHIN THAT INING?

  • Cy Pettitte

    give me a fucking break

  • forensic

    Guess that’s what they get for leaving all those men on base and in scoring position.

    • The Real Greg

      Nope. 4-0 lead in the seventh inning alleviates the offense of blame.

      • forensic

        It doesn’t alleviate it, though it does lessen it. They should’ve had this game blown out by now, but they failed in chance after chance to add on further.

        • The Real Greg

          But they shouldn’t have needed if the pitchers do their job.

          • WhittakerWalt

            Pitching has certainly crapped the bed, but our offense had tons of chances to add on. They did not.

            • The Real Greg

              If it was 2-0 I’d buy your argument. It was 4-0. That’s a lot.

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

                No, it’s not. It’s less than a run higher than their average runs per game. They’re the second worst offense in the league.

              • WhittakerWalt

                It’s a lot for this team, yes. But still. Wasted chances. And frankly, it’s not enough for diminished CC to make stand up. Also, Mo is shaky when the lead is only one run.

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

                  I don’t think this is true, but maybe I’m wrong. Any stats to back this up?

                  • WhittakerWalt

                    Ehh, just a gut thing. He gives up a lot of dinky hits and cheap runs, when he gives up anything.

  • Mandy Stankiewiecz

    C’mon mo…

  • Karl Krawfid

    This season sucks.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Well, fuck.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Well, it’s not like we’re scoring any more runs tonight. Just a matter of time.

  • nycsportzfan

    I still can’t believe MO freaking went back to the same spot after going up 0-2 on Dunn. Harold Reynolds litteraly was saying all that Dunn had to do if he went back there was take it to the shift. Didn’t Mo know the shift was on? Why even give em that chanchat was some bad pitching by a awesome pitcher there. And it probably cost us the freaking game.

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

      I really don’t think we should be analyzing the pitch choices of Mariano Rivera. We have no clue what we’re talking about.

      • Anderson Silva

        We can say with 100% certainty that was the wrong pitch.

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

          And that’s it.

  • Darren

    Um, we can still win, ya crybabies!

    Best Yankee extra inning wins:

    1. 2003 Game 7 ALCS
    2. 1995 Game 2 ALDS

    10. Giambi grand slam in the rain.

    Others?

    • forensic

      This is one of my favorites, and it happens to be 5 years ago to the day.

      http://www.baseball-reference......8070.shtml

    • Lukaszek

      The dive game in 2004
      That game where Matsui and Kenny Lofton hit back to back homeruns off Trevor Hoffman. I think that was ’04 too
      2013 ALDS Game 3
      15-inning game vs Boston that ended on the A-Rod homer

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

    This season is Hell. I’m going to stop watching the games. I’ll follow on here, and if they start winning again maybe I’ll tune in.

    This just isn’t fun anymore. Not at all. This game fucking sucks.

    • True Pinstriped Blue

      Oh so if they start winning again you’re going to start watching again. LMAO. Way to stick through the tough times. Go to bed.

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

        Yep. Who cares? I don’t get why people are so bothered by this. It’s not your business.

        And you don’t get to tell me what to do behind a damn computer screen, thanks.

        • True Pinstriped Blue

          You’re the one crying around like a little bitch. Save it.

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

            Um, no.

            See how that works? When you tell me things, I don’t actually have to do them.

            I didn’t bother you, dude. I don’t really care about you. Just don’t act like a dick, thanks.

            • True Pinstriped Blue

              Um, Yeah.

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

                …This response makes absolutely no sense. So, I guess this travesty of a “conversation” is over.

                • True Pinstriped Blue

                  Conversation might be over, but you’re still a front running bitch. So there is still that.

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

                    Dude, what is your problem with me? I didn’t say a fucking thing to you. Just leave me alone.

                    If this isn’t banning material, I don’t know what is.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Way too good of a pitch on 0-2.

  • The Real Greg

    Michael Kay is absolutely wrong. You have a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning, you need to get the job done.

    • WhittakerWalt

      That’s absolutely true. 4-0 with CC on the mound, you have to get that W.

    • stuart a

      1 for 12 RISP..

      gag job…

    • forensic

      They had a 4-0 lead after the 4th inning. It was 4-1 in the 7th inning.

      • The Real Greg

        Still need to get the job done. If it was 2-1 I’d buy it.

  • nycsportzfan

    2fucking outs and no one on. Unbelievable! And again, if JOE was smart, he’d of taken CC out as soon as someone reached in the 7th, and we’d probably have this game WON. Freaking idiot!

    • The Real Greg

      Approaching FALLACY

  • stuart a

    really a rough season.

    things have really not looked this dismal in about 19 years….

    mo got to much of the plate and threw 3 pitched all on the outside, old MO would have tried to tie him up inside.

    the offense on this team is 2nd worse in baseball nothing else to say…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Or just fucking waste one he had him 0-2 jeez

  • Anderson Silva

    there’s no way they score again in this game

  • stuart a

    this bunch of crap will not score for the yanks. 4 runs were burning bush miraculous…

    overbay stinks the guy has a 300 obp and hitting 250 and we think he has been a real stud…

  • nycsportzfan

    Can any of these idiots hit the fucking ball? I freaking can’t stand this freaking pathetic clown squad! Fucking Overbays a loser! Get the fuck outta here you scum!

  • The Real Greg

    We should just take Cashman and the Steinbrenners by the hair and rub their noses against the screen saying “Look at what you have created”

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe they should have another team meeting….

    • Wheels

      They could hire a hypnotist.

  • Cy Pettitte

    It’s not a matter of if they lose, it’s just when. They’re not scoring again tonight.

  • Anderson Silva

    Overbay is 0-5 with 3 Ks and a DP, somehow still employed by the Yankees.

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

      Alright, then who plays 1B?

      Sending Adams out there more would be bad…

      • ExitCashman

        Yes, who’s on first.

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

          What’s on second.

          • ExitCashman

            Well, for cryin’ out loud. Hu did play short for the Mets… or was it the Dodgers?

            Expect a major announcement after the game from Yankees PR director Wee Suk Nao on the state of the team.

    • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

      He’s no Joey Votto, but he’s done much better than anyone thought he would. He’s not an everyday player anyway. You should be glad with the way he’s played this year even though it isn’t that well.

  • ExitCashman

    This team is so flawed that, in spite of my pre-season 82-85 win 4th place finish prediction, we actually could finish last.

    I’d move Hughes to the pen and Warren to the rotation and absolutely bench Wells and Cano unless they bust their asses on every single play.

  • forensic

    Mo going two innings? Girardi has officially reached desperation status (not that I can blame him at this point).

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi is determined to ruin all the relievers. First Kelley for 49 pitches, now Mo for 2 innings

    • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

      I think he knows what he’s doing. Rivera can pitch two innings. It’s not like he’s seeking a 3 year deal after the season or something.

  • jtb10182

    You are garbage Rivera like the rest of your team. Absolutely no leadership anywhere in this organization. If you cant get 3 outs, really 1 out when we need it then you are useless.

    • ExitCashman

      Please go away. Mo is the closest thing baseball has to perfection and you complain about an opposite field hit?
      Here’s a ticket to Toledo to see Valverde gyrate.

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

        Toledo? As of this afternoon, you’ll have to go to his house.

        • ExitCashman

          The fat man now lives in Toledo. Cheaper beer.

    • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

      I agree 100%. Rivera is so overrated, especially in the postseason. There are plenty of other closers out there that have played for almost 20 years and haven’t even blown a single save that the Yankees could trade for!

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

        You had me going there for a moment, dude. Well played.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo for a 2nd inning. Damn.

  • nycsportzfan

    This is flat out a loser teams mentality. They only know how to suck. It starts effecting everyone and you see dumb ass shit from everyone, including stars like MO. I just can’t get over he’d go to the same spot 3times in a row! The only way Dunn hits him there is if he pitches it outside and makes him go the other way and he sneaks one in on left side. of course AROD the loser coulde’t make a big play , because hes a piece of crap.

    • OldYanksFan

      FINALLY: The Winning Formula!
      Trade Garbage Mo, bench Lazy Cano and shoot Piece-of-Shit ARod.
      (What a great group!)

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

    People, they’ve got 1 man left in that bullpen, Dylan Axelrod. Could burn that out first.

    • forensic

      Reed is very capable of imploding too. It’s certainly not over, but it still sucks.

      And then the Yankees would need to find someone to close out the game too.

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

        Claiborne or Warren you’d believe, not an easy part of the lineup either.

  • Anderson Silva

    Warren warming up, about to wave the white flag.

    • BigBlueAL

      If Yankees score Im sure they will use a combination of Logan and Claiborne to close.

      • ExitCashman

        ICHIRO! The man throws gyro ball!

  • HateMclouth

    You can just feel the walk off loss lurking…. Sure hope I’m wrong though.

  • Wheels

    Nix, lol

  • Anderson Silva

    HAHAHA, thank god for Jayson Nix

  • SDB

    Nix does something EVERY day to help the team. FTS.

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

    Damn it Nix.

  • forensic

    Geez Nix, that was terrible.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is such a fucking joke. thanks Nix.

  • sangreal

    I wonder if Gardner will even run here

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod will be the hero.

    • ExitCashman

      Yeah, Madonna’s waiting for him at the hotel.

  • forensic

    Damn, that looked much more into the gap off the bat, to me at least.

  • Wheels

    Sigh.

  • Anderson Silva

    game over with Warren coming in.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ahead in the count 1-0 and swings at a slider away for an easy groundout. Classic Yankee hitting w/RISP.

  • Kramerica Industries

    1-15 with RISP.

    That is, holy crap, just so fucking bad.

  • stuart a

    aroid shocker he hits the ball like a non cano 2b…

    1 for 14 RISP.

    what a likeable team. so many gamers….gardner stole a base early in the count have that parade…

    white sox have thrown about 60 more pitches and they are tied…

  • stuart a

    1st guess. why not claiborne..

    OVER>..

    the bad movie continues….

  • forensic

    Nix is so important you have to do a double switch to make sure he stays in the game???

  • ExitCashman

    ARod out of game. Gets early start out of ChiTown as team toils in extras.

  • stuart a

    as our brain trust in the radio booth would tell you nix a heck of a ballplayer. they think guys who hit 230 or so with maybe a 300 obp and who slug like my sister are really valuable players. I call them luis sojo..

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

    There’s Axelrod, 5.21 ERA, so you never know what might happen on their pitching. As long as Axelrod doesn’t get the Shelby miller treatment.

  • stuart a

    warren the loser has to get thru the bottom of the inning first.

    yanks scored 4 runs already done for the day.

  • ExitCashman

    Hey, whatever happens in this game, it could be 100X worse: You could be listening to Harrelson calling it.

    • David N

      True. Very true. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.

  • Anderson Silva

    another terrible throw, another SB

  • BigBlueAL

    Do the Yankees teach all their catchers to short-hop their throws to 2B??

  • ExitCashman

    Didn’t this schmuck used to play soccer?

  • Kramerica Industries

    The Red Sox rallying in the 9th inning is about the least shocking thing ever.

  • stuart a

    astros have scored 6 more runs then the yanks.

    THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT.

    OUCH.

  • stuart a

    DANKS a horrible hitter beating us would be appropriate….

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

    I seem to remember Beckham being an instant out last year (numbers reflect it too.) Every team has one of those headaches (McLouth, Ev. Cabrera, Ciriaco last year, etc).

  • stuart a

    yanks and sux have traded roles this season.

    red sux will score almost 200 more runs then us this season.

    johnny gomes, victorino, carp, napoli, salty, a bunch of mutants are better then our softies….

    disgrace…

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      I loled at ‘mutants’.

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

      Victorino isn’t really a mutant along with Napoli. Salty, Napoli and Gomes have those ugly ass beards.

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

        Carp on the first Napoli.

  • Mr. Roth

    Good thing we got all that right handed power to warm the bench in an extra inning tie game…

  • Wheels

    Thanks Robbie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m glad the ump pissed Robbie off

  • forensic

    Cano!

    Finally…

  • Lukaszek

    CANO!!!! Four absolutely sh*t at-bats, and then a 440-foot bomb!

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

    Greg Gibson’s strike zone has been a borderline disaster area.

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

    ROBBIE CANO No. 22

    FINALLY

  • Mr. Roth

    Gameday had the pitch that Cano homered on as an 85mph 2 seam fastball.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Well would you look at that?!?

  • WhittakerWalt

    I wonder what Hawk’s reaction was to that shot.

    • forensic

      He usually goes silent on good stuff for the other team like that.

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

      Probably about as loud as the Giambi walk-off last week.

  • OldYanksFan

    Cano is sooooooooooo lazy that should only count as a triple!

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

    Apparently, fuck yeah.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Hat trick for Curtis. Just like old times.

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

    I still think, without Mo right now, we’ll probably lose.

    Hedging my bets with that “probably”, though.

  • Tom

    Just Robbie being lazy – he didn’t want to stand in the field for 17 innings as the two worst offenses in the AL went at each other

  • BigBlueAL

    Damnit, I went to the kitchen to get a drink and a snack and missed Cano’s HR.

  • forensic

    Quite a game for Nunez and Overbay, in VERY different ways.

    • ropeadope

      I’m watching without audio, but isn’t that Overbay’s second 0 for 6 game of the season.

      • forensic

        Yeah, it’s actually his second 0-6 game in a little over two weeks.

        • ropeadope

          Thank you. Sorry for the delayed response – I may have had a mini-stroke after the final at bat.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Dear Mr. Sterling-
    Please explain how you “know” Nunez can hit. On what are you basing this decision?

  • Dela G

    what a bomb by cano

  • ExitCashman

    Warren will be closing tonight’s game because A-Rod has taken the rest of the bullpen out to a steak dinner.

    • Wheels

      Seriously, I wonder why A-Rod split like that.

      • forensic

        I’m sure he’s still in the dugout. Lots of players take their bats to the clubhouse if they’re taken out of a game.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Warren still in there? Why?

    • The Real Greg

      Who do you want to close the game

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Kelly or Claiborne?

        • The Real Greg

          Kelley was used yesterday so he’s not coming in

          Preston is a good choice. What has been his workload lately?

          • forensic

            Kelley didn’t pitch yesterday, he pitched Monday, but I agree he’s still not available tonight.

  • OldYanksFan

    You missed nothing. Lazy Cano dogged it around the bases. He should be benched (and Mo traded and ARod shot).

  • OldYanksFan

    Christ! The Phillies give Utley 2/$27m. That’s nuts.

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

      34 year old franchise player money.

    • forensic

      That is insane. It apparently also has options too, which protect against missing time if injured but not against sucking if injured.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m not convinced that kill is still alive

    • Cy Pettitte

      that kid*

    • forensic

      He’s gonna have that red mark on his face for hours now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cant make it easy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    he should have just let it go ugh

  • Wheels

    jeez

  • David N

    Time to get back on the ledge again…

  • ExitCashman

    Those guys in the bullpen are the grounds crew.

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

    Oh, lovely. This wasn’t predictable at all.

  • Anderson Silva

    here we go!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Idiot can’t even field.

    I hate this team.

  • dkidd

    finish them!

  • BigBlueAL

    No Boone for De Aza??

    • The Real Greg

      Have you seen Boone Logan?

  • forensic

    Only the Yankees could lose that game…

  • David N

    WHY?

  • Wheels

    Devastating. RIP Yankees

  • BigBlueAL

    Yeah so no Logan or Claiborne that inning.

  • SDB

    I hate this team so much right now.

  • vicki

    white sox fans will call this the best win of the season.

  • ExitCashman

    Well, that game will never make Yankee Classics.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hope the fucking plane crashes on the way back to NY. fuck this team.

    • Kevin G.

      Oh cool. Nice reasonable, well thought out post.

  • dkidd

    we’re gonna need a bigger meeting

  • Lukaszek

    This is just f*cking unbelievable…

  • Karl Krawfid

    ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS LET THE BALL GO

  • Kevin G.

    This team fucking sucks

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Gonna have to call this the low point of the season…woof.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Wait. There’s always the next game.

  • Anderson Silva

    FUCK GIRARDI! FUCK CASHMAN!

  • BigBlueAL

    Its a shame Warren was the last pitcher left for the Yankees.

    • Anderson Silva

      He wasn’t. Girardi sucks.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unreal.

    Go fuck yourself, Warren.

  • The Real Greg

    Called this from the Mets series that this team would do nothing.

  • McLovin

    Am I able to cry?

  • Tom

    Well at least having Kelley throw ~50 meaningless pitches in an 8-1 blowout didn’t come back to haunt Girardi later in the series

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

    I just want the season to end. I don’t want anything to do with this team anymore.

  • Anderson Silva

    Clairborne and Logan had warm up previously in this game, so they were definitely available, yet Girardi stuck with the lesser pitcher. It’s like he wanted to lose the game (and he did). Between this incapable manager and players like Overbay, how can this team accomplish anything? What a fucking joke.

    • The Real Greg

      Again so want Girardi to die then?

    • stuart a

      they are 11.5 out of first they are toast.

      thsi team is wetting the bed but hey we got aroid back. so the circus will continue in the bronx on friday.

      there are so many unlikeable players on this team where do I start; wells, aroid, hughes, jobber, and on and on..

      they could not lose in 9 they needed to have the worse possible script for a loss and then boom..

      i say they win 75 games……girardi post game should be in rare form…that is baseball, we play hard, blah blah blah….

  • The Real Greg

    So you all want Girardi to die then?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Gruesome.

  • MB923

    I just….can’t. Ughhhh. MY FUCKING GOD.

    First an 0-2 strike pitch to Adam Dunn which should have been in the dirt or 10 feet up high and we would have won. And now a boo boo ground ball.

  • stuart a

    good news the pen will be rested on friday.

    warren 2 outs in the 12 and the athlete he is misplays the ball and then boom boom boom.

    1 for 16 with risp.

    this teeam is a disgrace…

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I have not watched a second of this game after the seventh inning.

    I am laying in bed and figured id check the outcome by coming to RAB. I saw everyone hoot and holler after a bomb by Cano.

    I kept reloading the page just to see a peaceful end to my night.

    But I can tell….something bad happened. Something really really bad.

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

      Rundown:

      . Innings 1-top of 9 don’t matter except that the Yanks take a 1 run lead into the 9th.

      . Mo has two outs, nobody on.

      . A couple batters later he has Dunn up and goes 0-2 on him. Dunn ties the game the next pitch.

      . Couple innings later Cano hits a home run. Yanks take the load.

      . Warren pitches the next thing. Gets two outs, nobody on.

      . Slow roller hit. Warren knocks it with his glove on the bounce. Batter safe.

      . Loses the game a couple batters later.

      . Team loses several hundred fans.

      The end.

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

        *Load is lead.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        thhanks. I was curious how the slow roller came around from firsi to score though.

  • OldYanksFan

    Time for another team meeting….

  • forensic

    How many rock bottoms can this team reach?

    • Wheels

      China?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Stone Cold Steve Austin took 3 and still won the WWE championship at Wrestlemania X-Seven

    • Pat D

      Ask Dwayne Johnson.

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

    I actually am in total shock that they lost this game. Oh, not that Warren blew it with two outs and nobody on. I expected that. Just looking at the game as a whole, it was almost impossible to lose TWICE. Just brutal.

  • Kramerica Industries

    11.5 back in the division and soon-to-be 7 in the wild card.

    Seriously. Just give up the hope already. It’s not gonna happen. .500 probably won’t happen at this rate.

    • forensic

      .500 will happen…

      on Friday after they lose…

      or Sunday after they lose the series.

    • Tom

      I’m pretty sure .500 will happen tomorrow….

  • OldYanksFan

    Ya know what? ARod might be the most stable part of this team.

  • Rich

    That is officially my breaking point. I will not watch another game this season. I can’t anymore. Not only to go 2-6 and to lose a series to two last place teams but TO GET SWEPT BY A TEAM THAT WAS ON A TEN GAME LOSING STREAK!!! See you guys next season.

    • Stanislaw

      Quitter

      • Rich

        For this season, I know when to fold them. If Betances, and some youngsters come up I will watch but to see Chris Stewart and Vernon Wells fail time and time again? I am not a masochist

  • WhittakerWalt

    Just remember, the White Sox had lost TEN in a row before we came to town.
    The 2013 New York Yankees, good for what ails you.

  • Da Zhang

    Well, the team keeps on finding new ways to lose. This is really getting ridiculous as to how bad we are.

  • stuart a

    nix fell on the basepaths… just is the epitome on how shitty this team is…

    friiggin disgrace.. how many losers on 1 team…

  • The Real Greg

    People are honestly going off about this?

    This team was done. Finished. Don’t cry for them.

  • stuart a

    loss 5 of 6 to the padres and whitesux..

    think about that.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That insane Mike A. Post-game thread from a couple months ago? That would have been apropos for tonight.

    • vicki

      it was apropos that night too.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    I leave after Robbie’s HR thinking we have this in the bag. And then. And then this. Holy f*ck. This team is bad.

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

    It’s a loss. All of you who claim you’re done will be back Friday. I’ll be watching Friday because I want to watch Friday.

    • Wheels

      People are allowed to say emotional things immediately following a loss like that.

    • stuart a

      of course i will i am a yankee fan.

      but wells sucks, joba is dope and aroid stinks are still true.

      it is like saying nah soriano does not swing at sliders 2 feet outside because he has great plate discipline. that is not tru but I still want soriano to do well and tha yanks to win.

      i am shocked they are even worse then i thought… girardi will say if he went to logan who i think stinks or claiborne and the sux tied the game up we had no pitchers and that may be true but they needed to win the game.. worry about the 13th inning when you get to it. axelrod is hughes horrible…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Is the luxury cap thing even going to matter when fans stop coming to games?

  • The Real Greg

    This is what it is going to be like for the next year at least

  • Pat D

    This is pretty much how I feel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxSKsMU-4DU

  • WhittakerWalt

    Fine, everyone just stop rooting for the team. Fair weather fans are not needed.

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

      I root until Out 27, Game 162 with an E next to the name. Not rooting is not being a fan.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Yeah. Other teams have down years all the time. Their fans don’t just jump ship when the going gets tough. I’d like to introduce some of these bandwagoners to a little something I like to call the 1991 Yankees.

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

          Who are you referring to? Because I’m really only going to check in sporadically from now on and watch when they’re winning, tied, or something interesting is happening. This is because watching them play daily is not fun right now.

          This doesn’t mean I don’t want them to win. This doesn’t mean I hope they lose. This means that I don’t want to do something that brings me no enjoyment for the sake of invisible bragging rights that nobody gives a shit about.

          • True Pinstriped Blue

            Thank God just go already. We know. You’re only a Yankee fan when they are winning. Congrats. Now BYE!!

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

              Reading isn’t your thing, is it?

          • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

            Spot on. I can’t stand watching the team play. But I check RAB like 5 times a day. Still keep myself updated with all Yankees news: win, loss, prospects, whatever.

          • Rich

            Totally agree. Who are these ppl that tell me I “quit” cause I know there is NO chance they will make the playoffs. It’s not like you sed I am gonna never root for this team. Just that I am not gonna stay up until 1230 in the morning with the off chance they will stay pace with the Royals and five teams nbehind the second wild card.

        • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

          I was there for every.game of the 91 Yankees too. I grew up knowing my favoritee team as losers.

          That doesn’t mean I blame people for being pissed at the current team.

          Nor should you draw the assumption that because people bitch about the team losing that that makes them fairweather or accuse them of not being a true fan.

          The Yankee Franchise has instilled in its fanbases the expectation of excellence. They purposely force their fans to let them know when their product is up to snuff. This is not just a product of the Steinbrenners. This is about 125 years worth of building an expectation of championship caliber in their fanbase.

          Can you win every year? No. Can you expect this type of reaction when this is the product a multi-billion dollar organazation puts out there? You better believe it.

          • Rich

            I grew up on Gerald Williams, Kevin Maas and Andy Hawkins. I remember Mel Hall, this team is not that bad but they are not the 98 Yanks. And I will follow this team for the rest of the year but I know this season is over as to getting into the postseason. And if I’m a front runner for saying they have no chance to make the playoffs then fine.

          • WhittakerWalt

            I’m pissed, too. Extremely. I hate watching losing baseball.
            And I’m not assuming anything. There are people in this thread who are literally saying they won’t watch Yankees baseball anymore. We’ve had an amazing, unprecedented run of success with this team. Now they’re bad. The games are excruciating. I’m still going to listen to them. Because I couldn’t live with myself if I stopped paying attention to my team. I can’t turn it off like that, even after a gut punch game like this one.
            It has nothing to do with “bragging rights” or anything like that.
            Look, we’re ALL pissed and disappointed. I just don’t think the solution is to stop following the games. Because, as I said, teams have bad years now and then. The Cubs still sell out their games, and they haven’t won a WS in over 100 years.

    • Mandy Stankewicz

      Seriously.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      They are needed. Otherwis “die-hard” (always hated that term) fans wouldn’t be able to identify themselves.

      How could anything be good, if bad didn’t exist?

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

      All right. Have fun doing something that has admittedly stopped being fun for bragging rights that don’t matter in the slightest.

      • WhittakerWalt

        I never said it was fun. It’s a compulsion.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh look Rays come back to take the lead just like the Sox did. Must be nice to have a team that finds ways to win instead of imploding against 2 of the worst teams in the league.

  • stuart a

    hey guys don’t worry we got vernon wells. he is great against lefties. he hit a homerun in mid june…..

    anyone who thinks this team has a pulse is on crack…this is a team of softies.. just remember how they crumbled in the playoffs when derek went down..

    arod stinks. if yo uthink the guy at 38 is going to play like he did at 31 on roids you may want to look at some properties I need to sell..

    management make me happy; dfa wells, please. play romine 60% of the time, try the younger guys out…DO IT.. what is the latest on almonte he sprain his ankle or they amputate it????

    no more old, slow, fading overpaid shit…………no more………

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

      There’s 47 games left…

      Alex has been here for 3 games, not even a fair assessment.

      • stuart a

        he stinks the guy cannot hit the ball hard.. he is ahorace clarke at 3B

        warren missed the ball because he is a bad athlete…period. he is a losing player…no 1 here is shocked that he blew the game.. no 1…

      • WhittakerWalt

        Even when Alex is playing well stuart hates him.
        Even when the Yankees are playing well stuart focuses on the negative.
        He’s not a pleasant fellow.

    • forensic

      Wells actually didn’t hit a homerun in June. His last one was mid-May.

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

    Why do people even care if people aren’t having fun watching the team and stop? Honestly, if being a “real fan” is doing something you don’t enjoy just for bragging rights, I don’t want to be one. But hey, I always thought a “real” fan just wanted the team to win.

    Seriously, it’s dumb. It’s supposed to be fun. If it isn’t, what’s the point? Bragging rights because you did something admittedly unenjoyable? Well, have fun making no sense.

  • Joe

    1-16 with RISP all I can say is hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha seriously it’s the same shit from last year. They can get the homer, but can’t take a single with RISP when called for. Seriously what good was hitting 3 homers in this game if you can’t hit with RISP. This team deserved to lose this game.

  • Stanislaw

    Tonight: “Fuck baseball”

    Tomorrow: “At least they’ll get a good draft pick and there’s no game today.”

    • jack p

      A decent draft pick, it’s not like were Houston.

      • jack p

        And baseball isn’t like basketball/football aside from the top 10 prospects, 11-30 are all educated guesses.

        • Stanislaw

          Well thanks for pissing in my dessert. Do you like to run by the mall Santa and scream, “Santa Claus isn’t real!” too?

          Jerk

  • forensic

    Heh, Girardi’s postgame PC lasted all of about 3 questions. The media doesn’t even know what to bother asking anymore.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Has he at least stopped claiming that “he believes in these guys because he’s seen them do it before (in April)”?

      That was getting old back on Memorial Day.

      • forensic

        Somewhat, it’s mostly just the canned “We need to start winning games, and do it right now, no matter who the opponent is.”

  • Dave M

    Finding new ways to lose. Holy crap I’m starting to hate this team.

  • jack p

    We have a 1.8% chance to make the playoffs, and the Mets have a 1.5% chance, this is getting absolutely HORRID.

    http://www.coolstandings.com/b.....3&i=1

    • nycsportzfan

      Seriously, why would you even say the word playoffs on here? They just got swept by the whitesox for freaks sake! They just got swept by giving up the tying run with 2out and no one on in the 9th and then lost with 2out no one on, up one, in the 12th..

      No ones even dreaming of a postseason berth with this loser team. They got Rain Man as there manager for godsake. Dudes a moron!