Aug
09

Game 114: Welcome Home?

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(Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Yankees are finally back in the Bronx after a nearly two-week road trip, and that’s a good thing because they need every little bit of help they can get right now. Even if that’s just sleeping in their own beds for a change.

Of course, tonight’s game isn’t so much about the Yankees coming home. It’s about Alex Rodriguez‘s first game in Yankee Stadium since his hip surgery being suspended a record 211 games for his part in the Biogenesis scandal. I’ve seen an awful lot of people wondering how we will be received by the home crowd, but isn’t it obvious? He’ll get booed with a smattering of cheers mixed in. Remember, we’re talking about a guy who was booed during MVP-winning seasons and the year after playing a huge role in a World Series championship. How will be be received? C’mon now. Has anyone been paying attention?

Here is the lineup that will face the New Jersey born and raised Rick Porcello:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. DH Alfonso Soriano
  5. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  6. LF Curtis Granderson
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. SS Eduardo Nunez
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is right-hander Ivan Nova, who has pitched exceptionally well since rejoining the rotation five starts ago. He’s got a 1.66 ERA (2.57 FIP) in 38 innings during those five starts while holding opposing batters to a .182/.248/.263 batting line. Nova has turned batters into something slightly less than David Adams (.194/.257/.271) over the last month or so.

The weather forecast is not great — cloudy with rain later — and I have Bill Murray saying “it’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be gray, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life” stuck in my head. The rain is supposed to hold off until later tonight, so let’s hope that’s the case. These two teams don’t meet again this year, and no one wants a doubleheader or to lose an off-day. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Update (6:43pm): The game will not start on time due to the weather. A tentative start time has not been announced.

Update (7:18pm): They’re saying it’ll be a 7:50pm ET start time. Tarp is coming off now.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Former ACE MannyGee

    I would like to see an A Bomb from A Rod tonight, like old times. That said, I have more interest in the pre season games than in this team not scoring more than two runs and making Porcello look like Cy Fucking Young…

    Please don’t force my hand, Yankees. I still got some Breaking Bad to catch up on too…

    • dkidd

      alex = walter
      selig = hank

      • fat jeter

        I would say alex is gus. he’s really gotta save face tonight.

        Ba-Dum-Dum

    • trr

      Sunday night Manny, Sunday night

      • Former ACE MannyGee

        I’m shaking already… Gotta get my Heisenberg on!

  • dkidd

    watch out for that first at-bat, alex

    it’s a doooozzzyyy!

    • Pat D

      +Ned

      • Leg-End

        +Bing!

  • Pat D

    Love that Groundhog Day quote. Frankly, it might be the funniest movie of the last 30 years.

    In other news, I was supposed to go to the game but woke this morning feeling utterly like shit, so I decided not to go. It was probably a good decision since I’m still not feeling much better and I wasn’t relishing the bus ride to and fro.

  • Eddard

    Tonight is their only chance to steal a game in this series and Nova will probably have to pitch a shut out to do so. Ain’t no way they beat Sanchez or Verlander.

  • Leg-End

    This is pitiful, 50,000 people freezing their butts off to worship a rat(ty team).

    • Pat D

      You’re hypocrites! All o’ ya!

    • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

      Maybe. But remember, we’re sitting on our asses in front of a computer screen on a Friday night.

  • fat jeter

    I feel good about tonight and I feel good about this series. Get the damn tarp off the field and let’s go!

  • trr

    Rain delay!
    Close da roof

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

    Groundhog Day, if comments like yours are the norm, might be one of the most overrated movies of all time. Okay at BEST. I wouldn’t re-watch it for sure.

    • Pat D

      Some people just don’t have a sense of humor.

      ;)

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

        Favorite all-time comedy is “The Producers”. I can appreciate the genius of “Animal House” and “Vacation as well, though sometimes they’re a little TOO over the top to me.

        • OldYanksFan

          You mean the original with Zero Mostel?
          Even seen Where’s Popa with George Segal and Ruth Gordon?

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

            I try and cleanse the re-make from my mind. The original is worlds better. Like, they’re not even remotely close in quality.

            And nope, never have.

            • OldYanksFan

              Look for it.
              Maybe funnier than The Producers.
              An All-Time classic comedy.

  • Mike N

    What reason was there to delay the game? There was no rain to speak of.

  • Wheels

    7:50 start time, from Lorenz himself.

  • Al

    Yankees’ A-Rod hires private-detective firm used by DSK in rape case: report
    POST STAFF REPORT
    Last Updated: 5:09 PM, August 9, 2013

    Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post
    Alex Rodriguez.
    Alex Rodriguez could not be more serious about his war with Major League Baseball.
    The Yankees third baseman has enlisted the help of the same private-investigation firm Dominique Strass-Kahn did to successfully contest a 2011 rape allegation, according to New York Magazine. Earlier this summer, Rodriguez hired Guidepost Solutions, a New York firm run by former federal prosecutor Bart Schwartz, a source told the publication, and the sleuths there have been working closely with A-Rod’s lawyers in recent weeks.
    On Monday, Rodriguez was suspended by MLB for 211 games for his ties with anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, which has allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes in multiple sports. While 12 other players accepted 50-game suspensions, Rodriguez could not reach a deal and MLB and commissioner Bud Selig hit him with a suspension that would go through the 2014 season.
    A-Rod has decided to appeal the penalty and he’ll be able to play with the Yankees until that process is over – likely not until November or December when an arbitrator finishes with the case. Rodriguez will make his 2013 Yankee Stadium debut Friday night against the Tigers after playing three road games against the White Sox earlier this week.
    Both Guidepost and A-Rod’s lawyers declined to comment on a relationship between the two. Some have questioned the means in which MLB acquired the evidence against the players.

    WireImage
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in 2011.
    Two years ago, Guidepost was able to dig up damaging information about Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, Nafissatou Diallou. Prosecutors dropped all charges against the former International Monetary Fund chief quickly after.
    Schwartz said “old-fashioned detective work” was the key to the DSK case in an interview with New York Magazine earlier this year. Surveillance footage from the Sofitel hotel where Strauss-Kahn was staying spurred suspicions, he said.
    “It was evidence that something was wrong with the story being told,” he said.
    DSK lead lawyer Ben Brafman said Guidepost’s “breathtaking speed and vast resources they were able to bring to such an assignment was nothing short of extraordinary.”

    • Pat D

      They probably employ Sam Spade, Phillip Marlowe, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.

      • Pat D

        Oh, and Nick & Nora Charles, Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto, Miss Marple, Columbo and Jessica Fletcher.

        • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

          Monk, Cormoran Strike (“The Cuckoo’s Calling”), Frank and Joe Hardy, the Boxcar Children, Encyclopedia Brown…

          • dkidd

            the goonies…

            • Robinson Tilapia

              *golf clap*

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

            Oh, and Stabler and Olivia.

            Nobody cares about New Stabler.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Oh Mariska. I fucking love you.

              • Pat D

                Does Dr. Tilapia know this?

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

                Her character grates on me, mostly because I have almost polar opposite political views. I think, because Mariska became so popular, Christopher Meloni was very underrated in compaarison. Just pay attention to his best episodes, dude is an amazing actor.

        • fat jeter

          don’t forget inspector clouseau, inspector gadget, the great mouse detective, scooby doo and those damn kids from the mystery machine, batman, magnum p.i., and the inch high private eye

          • Former ACE MannyGee

            Castle, Matlock, Colombo, and baby Kermit from the Muppet Babies when he used to wear the Sherlock hat and coat. Pullin out all the stops!

            • Pat D

              -1 for Columbo double mention.

    • itsallhowuseeit

      Good, everyone has skeletons. Selig wanted this to be his legacy? You always have to be careful when your taking people on who have money. A Rod has made more than enough in his career to take on Mlb. Its gonna get ugly and the light will shine on everyone.

  • http://msn Amanda

    Ten game win streak we are back in it ! never give up !

  • TomH

    Hit one into the monuments, Alex.

  • http://msn Amanda

    let me just say this , for the last 18years we have been blessed to be yankee fans, be humble, like they say yo cant win em all

  • forensic

    Two Girardi’s in the stadium? Yuck, as if one wasn’t already enough…

  • dkidd

    question for groundhog day fans:

    how long do you think he was stuck there?

    • Leg-End

      Well by the end he’s basically a god like he says himself. I’m in the 1000 years+ gang.

      • dkidd

        the screenwriter agrees with you

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

        I’ve read that was the original plan but they ended up bringing it down into the hundreds.

    • forensic

      This guy put way too much effort into it for me to question him, so I’ll go with his answer of about 34 years.

      http://whatculture.com/film/ju.....og-day.php

  • forensic

    That Alex Rios trade is kind of frustrating. He would’ve been a MUCH better pickup than Soriano, and it looks like the Rangers were able to work it out for a nearly-nothing prospect. Yeah, things are different now due to waivers, but it still sucks.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      He had the yanks on his no trade list.

      • forensic

        According to one report.

        Then according to another one he said he would’ve accepted a trade to the Yankees.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          I’m sure he would have wanted another year tacked onto his deal though before agreeing to come to NY.

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      And the Yankees got Soriano for a almost nothing prospect.

      • forensic

        Yes, but Soriano is a worse and older player than Rios, in my opinion. I want nothing to do with Soriano being a starter on this team next year. The last thing they needed to add was another sub-.300 OBP (hell, right now he’s not even at .280 as a Yankee).

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Yep. Pretty much all of this.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          I wouldn’t particularly want Rios for $12.5M next year either. He’s definitely better than Soriano, but also much more expensive.
          They need to find an OF who is a legit, well above average bat.
          Rios isn’t that. Neither is Soriano, but they’d be more likely to seek a corner OF upgrade with “just” $11.5M committed next year than with $19M already committed.

        • Former ACE MannyGee

          Meh, Fangraphs doesn’t particularly agree that Rios is that much better this year or over the past 3-5… That said, neither makes me excited for next season.

  • SDB

    I won’t care if Fielder, Torii and of course Miggy rack up hits/runs in these games. But if Iglesias goes back to blooping singles and driving in runs, I’m going to break something.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    “And in case I have not mentioned it in 15 seconds, the Tigers are awesome and A Rod is satan spawn….”

    Matt Vasgersian

    • Pat D

      One way to deal with that midget: Compliment him on his days in the XFL.

  • fat jeter

    what’s with the hats?

    • Cy Pettitte

      probably to try and break the losing streak

  • trr

    Team is wearing BP caps?
    What is this breach of protocol???

    • forensic

      Maybe if they pretend it’s still BP they’ll actually be able to hit something.

  • sangreal

    So what is the excuse for the ugly hats this time?

  • Wheels

    I like the hats. Just don’t make it a regular thing

  • trr

    Nunez is terrible. He looks positively spastic out there

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      Just a dreadful route to the ball…

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Booing A Rod? Boston never booed Ortiz or Manny…both steroid users.

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      Nah, Manny only used after he left Boston. He got handed a syringe at LAX when he landed.

      And Ortiz is out looking for the real killer, he did it on rice and beans. How dare you accuse the Red Sox of having dirty players…

      • itsallhowuseeit

        Silly me

  • Kramerica Industries

    those hats wtf?

  • Cy Pettitte

    finally got the curve going after the first few batters

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Silly me

  • Al

    Harold Reynolds and other baseball analysts have said time and time again stated that Brian Cashman wants to rebuild the New York Yankees farm system with younger people and that the upper management has been the one that has slowed him down so it’s starting to look like now there might be some power struggle as it to rebuilding. If the Yankees put a claim in for Mark Reynolds and may be pressure from upper management because in all honesty this might be a year that he blows it up at the end of the year or the end of August and sort really trading off people

  • forensic

    Nice job, Nova.

    Last year he implodes there and allows 4-5 runs.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now that’s a Houdini act.

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      Ha… Robertson can eat a dick

  • Pat D

    Yankees imitating the Red Sox with the “special” home Friday hats now?

  • Eddard

    CC and Hughes could learn a lot from the young Nova. He got in a jam but got out of it with no damage. That’s how you pitch.

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      Oh shit, here we go…

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    I’m pretty much somewhere between agnostic and atheist but if Arod gets struck by lightening in the on deck circle before his first AB, I’d be pretty much convinced that there is a god and he’s a Yankees fan too.

    • True Pinstriped Blue

      Idiot

    • Pat D

      The 2001 World Series proved there is no God.

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

        Knowing from the past that you are serious, or at least semi-serious, about this, I suggest we all avoid this rabbit hole and back away from the trolls. For all of our sakes. Because this can get ugly remarkably fast.

      • True Pinstriped Blue

        Dumbass. You don’t believe in God but you believe in Wrestling. Have fun going to Hell.

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

    Nova’s breaking ball is getting nasty…

  • OldYanksFan

    From our friend Wallace Matthews:

    “So if you’re heading to Yankee Stadium to boo Alex Rodriguez on Friday, just remember this: He’s no longer the problem, and he’s hardly the person to blame.

    The truth is, for the past couple of weeks, Rodriguez’s continuing soap opera has served to divert attention from how bad the Yankees have been.”

    Unfortunately, the Asshole is correct.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Still don’t understand why Romine isn’t catching most games.

  • Wheels

    Jeter has the regular hat on.

    • Former ACE MannyGee

      And the regular splint, but I digress…

      • Wheels

        I’m sure he was like fuck that, I’m not wearing this shit.

  • mustang

    At game section 208
    Please win.

    • Pat D

      I think that was the section I’d have been in.

      • trr

        208:the RAB section

  • Eddard

    Now we’ve got our own rally. Push those runs across and get Nova the lead he deserves.

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

    By the way, umpire lineup:

    Will Little at HP (rookie)
    Nineteenth Inning (Tex’s) Nightmare Jerry Meals (1B) – People better be ready to start hustling down that line.
    Ejected Brett Gardner Unfairly in 2010 Paul Emmel (2B)
    Chris Conroy (3B)

    I fear 1B.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    what are the percentage chances of the yanks scoring here? (in your opinion)

  • forensic

    Sorry Kay, Mariano’s blown save did not mean Cano’s homer didn’t win the game. That’d be Warren.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    I have to take a piss, but I refuse to leave until A Rod gets bood… errr goes up to bat…

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    And heeeeeeeeeere…. We…. Go!

  • Wheels

    The cameramen are probably under strict orders not to show the anti A-Rod signs.

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

    Mixed crowd. Very mixed crowd.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Yep, definitely 50-50. Better than I expected for sure.

  • forensic

    Wow, way more cheers than I thought. Wonder if people are almost starting to be a little sympathetic to him after this sort of witch hunt.

    • itsallhowuseeit

      Selig had started to turn fans off period. Baseball is quickly loosing interest. The A Rod story was the most exciting thing to happen all season and his debut on Friday doubled the YES ratings for the season

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      I’d be cheering him. He’s still wearing a yankee uniform and you’re innocent until proven guilty in the country. Even if he is guilty, you think people are going to be booing Braun to the same extent? I doubt he gets booed at home.

      • itsallhowuseeit

        Like I said earlier, if this was Ortiz, the sox fans would stand and cheer and throw a parade

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          I agree with that. I also think the media wouldn’t be nearly as hard on Otriz, the media darling who breaks phones, throws curses around in interviews and also got caught doing peds before 04.

          • forensic

            Could you imagine if it was A-Rod who threw a tantrum like that and destroyed a phone? Every writer in the country would crush him for it (like they already do) and he certainly would’ve been suspended. But since Ortiz did it, they laugh, enjoy his teammates making jokes about it, and give him a joke of a $5,000 fine.

            • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

              yep. that’s why I have no respect for mlb authority and am completely on arod side. they talk about great parody in baseball, i want greater parody on how the league deals with discipline. You can’t favor players cause you “like” them. it’s such bullshite.

              • Tom Q

                Co-sign on all of this. Selig has very obviously played favorites/non-favorites here.

                Honestly, part of me thinks if McGwire still held the single-season HR record — if a guy the press hates hadn’t broken it — we might never have bothered uncovering the steroids scandal to begin with.

              • trr

                If you meant to use the word “parody” this is a fun post.
                If you meant to use the word “parity”, not so much…

                • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                  It was on purpose.

                  • trr

                    Good man!

                    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                      i do my darndest.

    • fat jeter

      funny how the cheers turned quickly into boos once he K’d

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Obligatory ‘mid-season form’ comment….

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

    If I remember correctly, someone mentioned that and I am paraphrasing here: “If you are a Yankees fan, what are you going to think? One you want him to help the team or two you hate what he did.”

    Not surprised we have a mixed reaction.

    • trr

      My honest answer is both.
      But one outweighs the other.
      Can you guess which?

  • OldYanksFan

    Question for the die-hards:
    When M.Kay screams “THAT’S THE GREATEST GAME YOU MAY EVER SEE!!!!!!”

    What game was he talking about?

    • forensic

      I wanna say July 1, 2004.

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

      2004 against the Red Sox is what I believe – Flash’s walk off home run.

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

      Fourth of July 2004. Jeter dives into the stands.

      He was right in many ways. I still get chills watching it on Yankees Classics. It might be one of the greatest regular season/non-tiebreaker games of all time. It was that good.

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

        It was on recently in YC.

        Today was the 76 ALCS Game 5, seeing the fans rush the field was hillarious.

      • OldYanksFan

        Great Call.
        http://www.baseball-reference......7010.shtml

        Miggy Cairo ties it, and Flash wins it.

    • Wheels

      That wasn’t a strike.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    A Rod homerun to tie off pap…thames blast to win it

  • fat jeter

    “ivan nova has a ceiling that’s pretty good”

    Are we talking sistine chapel good?

  • fat jeter

    good arm grandy

  • forensic

    Tex has a statue at Georgia Tech? I knew he was a terrific college player, but didn’t know he had a statue.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Just so that were all on the same page… If Ivan Nova was on ANY other team in the league, we would all be collectively jizzing our pants for him. Young power pitcher with great composure, mid 90s heat and a power curve that hasn’t hit his stride yet? And his biggest knock is repeatable mechanics?

    Sure, Cashman failed I guess…

    /rant

  • forensic

    During that Heineken commercial, when the guy is standing on the elephant’s truck they put up the “Don’t try this at home” line.

    So, all of you with elephants at home, you can’t sue Heineken if you try it and something bad happens.

    • forensic

      *trunk

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

    Speaking of Willie Randolph:

    http://www.pinstripedbible.com.....e-randolph

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Any time Nuñez’ helmet stays on, I am disappointed

  • Captain Turbo

    A bay hit for Overbase.

    • trr

      I LOL’d

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Woah… Where the fuck was that pitch?

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

      Almost had the plate, I would’ve loved to see an overhead view of that.

      Rookie ump…

      • forensic

        Like you said before, it could be a rough weekend with this group of umpires.

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

        Because the veteran umps are so much better.

        Okay, snark unnecessary, but just sayin’.

      • Former ACE MannyGee

        MLBN showed the overhead view… Did not nip the corner.

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

          Alright, bad call.

          I blame rookie ump syndrome. :P

  • Wheels

    That wasn’t a strike.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Last two calls of that ab were garbage

  • Leg-End

    Hell of a play Ichiro!

  • forensic

    Wow! Great catch, Ichiro!

  • SDB

    Ichiro’s been fantastic all year in right field.

    • ExitCashman

      Yes, and he’s been pretty good at the plate too. Someone should tell Mike Axisa to stop crapping on him.

      • ExitCashman

        No way Kevin Long could improve that, right Mike?

      • ropeadope

        Not to mention all the sheeple commenters on the site.

        http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6629837

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        He’s been one of the very worst hitting everyday OF’s in baseball.

        You have a strange definition of pretty good at the plate.

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

          He’s hitting .278. People act like he’s hitting .330.

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

        You’re right, I should lay off. He’s only 47th out of 57 qualified outfielders in OPS. Could be worse.

        • ropeadope

          I’m glad to see your stance softening. As that old philosopher Abraham Lincoln once said, “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

          /PersonalGrowth_FTW

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Wow defense

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Two stellar plays. wow.

  • Wheels

    De-fense!

  • forensic

    Two nice plays this inning. Do we hear three?

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    It’s a sad day when Prince Fielder hustles down the line more than Cano, Amirite?

    /last weeks narrative’d

  • Mickey Scheister

    “I’m not gonna listen to it, let it go!”

  • Leg-End

    Even the wall wanted that awful hat off Ichiro’s head.

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

    Michael, Will Little debuted June 24, 2013. Already has an ejection to his name (Manny Machado).

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

      I should add I’ve watched Will Little on a Mets game before, along with his other hire, Adam Hamari twice. (If you think Little has a strange K-zone, Hamari’s is a nightmare.)

  • Eddard

    Another rally from the 1-2 spots. Push both runs across this time and Nova will do the rest.

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

    3991, two more from a palindrome win.

  • SDB

    Nice hustle, Robbie.

  • trr

    Wish we had Ichiro 10 years ago

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Don’t look now, but 2 bloops? In need of a blast right muthafuckin here

  • trr

    I bust Cano for not hustling, so now I gotta give him props for getting to third

  • Eddard

    Robbie Cano comes alive! An actual 3 run lead!

  • Captain Turbo

    We can haz offense?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Robbie!

  • forensic

    Love having speed on the bases.

    And how often can an announcer say “a hustling Cano” and actually be right?

  • trr

    Soriano gone in the blink of an eye

  • trr

    Infield in, just need a GB

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    A rod is straight FLAILING right now….

    • trr

      A-rod is straight FAILING right now

      • Former ACE MannyGee

        Also

  • peterose

    I’ll give you 3 to 1 odds ichiro doesnt break my record

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    He just wasn’t seeing that pitch at all.

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

    Why are we continuing to swing at that?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      Cause they’re not seeing that pitch. Porcello is a good pitcher.

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

        Porcello is a good pitcher? He’s only there because the Tigers don’t have another ace. :p

        Verlander/Fister/Scherzer/Sanchez >>>> Porcello.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          He hasn’t given up more than 3 runs since June 25th. I know he’s not great, but he’s pretty damn good, especially considering he’s 24.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    Goddammit. I mean seriously.

  • forensic

    A-Rod’s not enjoying facing Porcello.

    He gets booed out of the stadium, but complete silence after Soriano’s strikeout…

  • Wheels

    Fans seem a bit hostile.

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

      They’ve been watching a shit team for four months and A-Rod is an easy target.

  • Eddard

    Some 4-5-6 hitters. Where are Wells, Overbay and Hafner when you need them to drive in a run from 3rd with no outs?

    • trr

      Edward, I don’t smile at your commentary too often, but I just did

  • yankeespowerhouse2013

    Mike you idiot,
    Yankee Powerhouse is about to break bad..
    Gardner
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Soriano
    A-rod
    Granderson
    Overbay/Wells
    Nunez
    Stewart/Romine

    This team will start to destroy anybody who gets in the way.. very soon

    • trr

      Great, let us know when!

  • forensic

    Well, that was a big of a downer after having Cano at 3rd with no outs.

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

      We scored. Don’t get greedy.

    • Wheels

      Lots of downers like that this season.

    • forensic

      *bit, not big

      Little Freudian slip there…

  • Eddard

    Even though they didn’t get that 4th run I think Nova can take us home. He’s not going to cough up a lead like this as CC has done repeatedly this season.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    I actually hate Soriano/2013 A Rod/Granderson batting 3-4-5… There is a non zero chance you can get out of that inning with 9 straight swinging strikes. I would need a guy who can get some contact in there…

  • SDB

    I still hate Iglesias. Please fucking regress already.

    • forensic

      He’s fully into his regression already. .450ish OPS since the beginning of July.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        How the hell did the Red Sox turn him into Peavy?

        • Kramerica Industries

          Apparently Cherington is even better than Theo.

          This team is on pace to win 97 games, which would be more than any Theo team ever won. It makes no damned sense.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            Seriously. They traded Rey Ordonez II for a pretty solid staring pitcher.

        • forensic

          We seem to be stuck asking questions similar to that after a lot of Red Sox trades. If I didn’t know any better, I’d almost think there’s something going on there…

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            I can’t wait till Xander Boegarts is promoted to tear up the AL no doubt. Fucking red sox didn’t stay down for long.

  • Leg-End

    A spawny little hit, theres the Iglesias I know.

  • Former ACE MannyGee

    In other news, Tim Tebow still blows incredible amounts of cock.

    • forensic

      Agreed, but that’s kind of out of nowhere…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova’s getting BABIP’d a lot

  • ExitCashman

    It’s Austin Jackson. I’m SOOOO glad that the Yankees don’t have him. Unlike Granderson, he strikes out too much, he’s paid too much, he’s old and has no future. Weird that if you asked the Tigers to swap him for Gardner, they’d hang up in a second.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      He’s on my fantasy team and he’s having a pretty disappointing season so far.

      • SDB

        Right now I’m glad I dropped him when he got injured earlier in the season. Ended up grabbing Leonys Martin soon after, who has been killer (and might ensure I win on SB for the first time this week!) -see if he’s available.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          I’m in first in my league. I need HRs and RBIs more than SBs.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Martin isn’t available but thanks for The advice anyway.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    IMO, Nova’s resurgence has been about the biggest positive for the team this year. If he can pitch close to this level moving forward, it would be a huge boost.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Yeeeesh

  • Hall and Nokes

    Did they ever explain those hats? They better be to cure cancer or something because they ugly

    • Captain Turbo

      There is no possible explanation for those hats.

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

    Oakland tearing into Toronto, 5 home runs, 3 by Josh Reddick.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m trying to work with some contract numbers, but none of these sites are helpful enough for me.

    Is there a simple way to find out how much $$$ is on the Yankees’ books for 2014?

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

      See Mike’s post the other day.

      • Kramerica Industries

        http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....two-92248/

        Good call. Already forgot that piece.

        I’m trying to mentally map out the future with this team, and given Mission $189M and other assorted stuff, having the numbers is necessary. Thanks for the heads up.

    • OldYanksFan
      • VT Yankeefan

        Love that site.

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

    103 mph? That’s Chapman territory…

  • True Pinstriped Blue

    Super Nova in the house.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Soriano?

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

      Having three left fielders is clearly driving Michael Kay batty.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Nova putting up 0s against a team like Detroit is very encouraging. I was very skeptical but it really looks like he’s putting things together.

    • SDB

      Really impressed by tonight’s showing – in the past I remember him struggling a lot when runners got on base, or when he gave up a couple of base hits – but he’s looked a lot more calm and mature when pitching with RISPs.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Agree. I remember him pitching in relief against the Rays a few months back, and I was sitting there waiting for the walk-off whatever, but he actually got out of the jam (forget how many outs). Then Loverbay hit the go-ahead HR.

        • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

          Oh, forgot to mention that it was a bases-loaded jam (hence RISP).

    • Pseudoyanks

      Agree. I am very excited about his future.

  • Anderson Silva

    just got home, how are we doing tonight?

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

      3-0 (2 run double by Cano, Gardner has reached 3 times.)

      Nova has not had a 1-2-3 inning, but destroying this offense when he does get someone on.

  • Captain Turbo

    Sori walks, A-Rod hits a salami. Book it.

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

      Or, we won’t score.

      Pro tip: When making bets on the 2013 Yankees scoring, bet against no matter how many men are on base or the number of outs.

      • Pat D

        As John Denver once said, bet on the blues.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          I think he said that to miss piggy on the muppet show.

          • Captain Turbo

            I guess I missed that one. So much for my hopes of getting a day job as Nostradamus.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Afraud does it again.

    At least he put this one in play though.

  • Anderson Silva

    I see the fail is still present in this offense.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    I really want A-Rod to do something good so that the crowd (or at least his supporters could) cheer for him. So far no good.

  • Eddard

    Soriano, A-Rod and Granderson. Even Wells, Overbay and Hafner didn’t fail this much.

    • stuart a

      yes they did. where have you been all season…

  • forensic

    This game feels a lot like their last game. Early lead, many failures to add on, pitcher hanging in there but not looking terrific.

    Hopefully it ends differently though.

    • bobtaco

      good call.

  • Wheels

    There you go, the hats are for a good cause.

  • Eddard

    Nova’s not going to cough up this lead like CC did. He’ll go 7 strong, Drob and Mo to close out the W. This is the only game in this series they had a chance to win so it’s good that they got it.

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

    Hey its reject.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Phil Coke.

    hahahahahah.

    What a worthless schmuck.

    • forensic

      I wasn’t watching carefully enough. I wonder if he pointed up at the single from Overbay.

  • Captain Turbo

    A broken bay hit for Overbat.

  • forensic

    I really think that if a pitcher walks Chris Stewart then he should be released on the spot.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    A non decrepit 3rd baseman might have caught that.

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

      I don’t know if A-Rod kicked your dog or something, but I hope he did.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        He took a giant shit on baseball without any remorse and he’s a disgrace to the pinstripes. Other than that, he’s just wonderful.

        • forensic

          I hope you have the same vitriol for all the other guys who were suspended too, especially Braun and Melky.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            All of them are disgraces. If you’ve read comments from other players, they have no use for them either.

            • forensic

              How come you never call Pettitte a disgrace (that I know of)? And really, what else are the players supposed to say?

              • Manny’s BanWagon

                Pettitte admitted his mistake, apologized and never used again. That’s far, far different from what Arod did

                I supported Arod the first time around.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            Braun is worse than Arod for that holier than thou act last year throwing that collector under the bus.

        • Stanislaw

          I’d be willing to bet my earnings for 2014 that you didn’t think that way of him in 2009.

          In other words, get off your soap box and get the fuck over it.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            Had I known he cheating in 2009, I’d have felt the same way.

            If Ortiz was in Arod’s position, you’d no doubt feel a whole lot different.

        • Captain Turbo

          Drama queen.

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

          Who cares? Ty Cobb stabbed a guy in a wheelchair and he’s talked about as one of the best players ever. That’s far worse than anything A-Rod has ever done.

          • Captain Turbo

            Exactly. Does anyone talk about kicking Whitey Ford out of the Hall of Fame because he admitted to doctoring balls?

            • forensic

              Gaylord Perry too. The double standard from today’s media (and even fans) is absurd. How about all the guys who did amphetamines decades ago? That’s doesn’t matter, but all of today’s players are just evil because of what they do.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            He’s also talked about as one of the most despicable human beings to ever play baseball.

            No one is saying Arod wasn’t great,,just a lying, cheating scumbag.

            • Captain Turbo

              You need serious professional help.

              • Manny’s BanWagon

                Way to contribute to the conversation. You’re a clever one, aren’t you.

                • Captain Turbo

                  Just accept it, dude. You’ll feel better. Let go of the anger. Repeat after me.

  • Anderson Silva

    stewart is terrible. WHy is he still playing for this team?

    • trr

      Yeah ….he’s ….you know….not good
      That throw was terrible

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Defensive catcher.

  • forensic

    What a gift strike call that was.

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

    We just got some sort of break.

    That is not a strike.

  • Anderson Silva

    thank you ump! Awesome call lol

  • stuart a

    we going to blow this game?

    we got 1 hit with RISp???

    who looks worse Soriano or afraud???\

    girardi just loves stewie….

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Holy shit. Worst strike call of the year.

  • trr

    Somebody got tossed

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

      Looks like Mr. 17-1

  • SDB

    I feel bad for Hunter there. One of the nicer guys in the game.

    Those are the calls I wish would be saved for people like Pedroia and Rollins.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Thank god we didnt trade Hughes for a catcher

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      ???
      Which catcher did you think they were going to get for Hughes?
      It wouldn’t be an upgrade over Stewart.

      • itsallhowuseeit

        Braves called about hughes…sure they could of got mccan. And yes hes better than stuart

        • forensic

          I would’ve laughed my ass off if the Braves had traded McCann for Hughes (which they never would).

          • itsallhowuseeit

            Well Hughes and some other pieces obviously. Point being catcher was a need that was not addressed. More obvious Stewart is horrible

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

              The Braves would trade their starting C and one of their best players because…?

              • itsallhowuseeit

                Splitting time with Gattis free agent end of year…maybe get something for him before he bolts in off season. Meanwhile stewart 1st pitch double play. Again my point he sucks

                • forensic

                  Nobody is disputing that he sucks. But there’s no way the Braves would want to trade McCann for anything involving Hughes.

  • forensic

    This ump needs to be MUCH less sensitive (and shitty). He seems like he really enjoys inserting himself into the action.

  • Kramerica Industries

    No offense at all to him, but Scherzer is just a weird looking dude. That eye thing is whack.

  • Anderson Silva

    great play by Robbie

  • trr

    Wow almost!!!

  • trr

    Know what? Nunez is awful

    • Wheels

      ha

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Dammit nunez

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    That’ll do Nova, that’ll do.

  • stuart a

    nova is friggin good. at this point it is a new reality.

    not saying he is this good but he can pitch…

    that was not Nunez’s fault btw…

    • trr

      An athletic SS would’ve made that play, Stu

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Well done, Ivan.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Looks like the Tigers finally broke the Indians.

    5-2 loss to the Angels, and now 0-5 on their current homestand. I mean, holy crap, I can’t even remember the last time a half-way decent team went 1-9 (or thereabouts) at home against another opponent. Frankly, the closest I get is the 2011 Yankees and their dismal 2-7 home mark to the Red Sox.

  • stuart a

    3 runs for the yanks is a explosion.

    man there offense is beyond words…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      but is it beyond ellipses…

  • Hall and Nokes

    Yanks 9 outs away from another dispiriting loss

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    When Drew Smyly is your long man, you know your rotation is damn good.

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

    3992. We’re getting closer.

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

    Here comes Mr. 103. Hope he can’t find the strike zone.

  • Wheels

    Son of a bitch. Nice catch

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

    If D-Rob gets Pena and Perez, Mo gets Iglesias, Jackson and Hunter, ew.

    • forensic

      And if anyone gets on, Cabrera comes up as at least the tying run…

      • SDB

        … the one time I’d pray for Mo to intent walk someone.

      • ropeadope

        With The Prince next in line.

        /1…2…3…Done.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If this guy harnesses his stuff, he’s gonna be just filthy.

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

    Don’t we normally burn the bullpen when we’re winning, Jim Leyland?

  • forensic

    Well, not such a good first night at home for A-Rod.

  • forensic

    Was that a 93 mph changeup? Or does he maybe throw some sort of 2-seamer?

    • forensic

      Guess it was a changeup since Singleton also just said it.

      That’s insane, though it doesn’t give him a ton of separation between it and the 4-seamer.

  • nsalem

    Low baseball IQ that one

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

    Stewart better work the count here.

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

      …or swing at the first pitch. Why???

  • forensic

    So glad Stewart is still starting…

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Chris Stewart is the perfect elixir for a pitcher about to go off the tracks.

  • dick m

    Free Romine.

  • Dro413

    I really think I can strikeout A-Rod myself! This dude is garbage!! LoL

  • Kramerica Industries

    Prince Fielder has a .786 OPS.

    That’s jarring.

    • forensic

      I was shocked when I saw that the other day. More than 150 points lower than last year.

  • OldYanksFan

    Tough row to hoe here for Rivera.
    Well… I guess we’ll see if Mo is a true Yankee or not.

  • stuart a

    stewart should have bunted.

    he sucks.

    I think there risp is 1 for a bunch…

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

      A bunt would be a DP in itself..

    • OldYanksFan

      THEIR….

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I don’t know if I’m feeling these hats. The brims can get dirty too easily.

  • OldYanksFan

    Rah roh

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice play Mo, but why even bother with the runner?

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

      Austin Jackson has speed. Why else.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    That looked catchable.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Mo doesn’t catch that, he’s picking his testicles out of his teeth.

  • OldYanksFan

    Mo had 3 balls in his glove there….

  • Kramerica Industries

    No Miggy bullshit, please.

  • nsalem

    Miguel 0 for 5 vs Mo

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Overbay you HAVE to catch that!

    • stuart a

      absolutely

  • forensic

    Ugh, gotta catch that Overbay.

  • OldYanksFan

    DIVE MOTHERFUCKER!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Jermaine Dye flashbacks

  • Wheels

    Tex would’ve caught that.

  • forensic

    Maybe his leg will still hurt the next two days and he won’t play…

  • OldYanksFan

    ONE MORE TIME!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Overbay. Plain and simple. Overbay.

  • Wheels

    No!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    NO FUCKING WAY

  • Eddard

    RETIRE ALREADY!!!!!!!! THEY’RE GOING TO LOSE IT AGAIN!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wtf Mo?

    This season is just fucked all around.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    This season blows.

  • Cy Pettitte

    once Overbay missed the pop up I knew they’d get fucked

    • forensic

      Yup, my thoughts exactly.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Holy fucking shit.

    Cabrera has become a right handed Barry Bonds.

  • forensic

    Ugh, now I really regret this post from earlier.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6658604

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Oh well.

  • OldYanksFan

    That was a FAT pitch.
    I saw that HR as soon as I saw where that pitch was going.

  • stuart a

    BA risp over and over and over.

    this team sucks…

  • forensic

    Guess it’s the final WWWMW.

  • Eddard

    Mariano’s finally lost it. It’s time for him to retire.

    • Captain Turbo

      And in two months you’ll get your wish.

  • The Real Greg

    Are we going to blame this loss on the offense too?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      The offense played a huge part in it.
      Also, they didn’t lose yet.

    • Eddard

      If they lose it’s all on Mariano. Offense did its job and got the lead to Mariano. Poor Nova screwed out of another W.

    • forensic

      They only scored three runs and failed over and over at adding on (again). They get part of the blame for the situation (it’s not a loss yet).

    • rich

      Yes.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So between Warren being a dumbass and now Overbay, two straight wins are now probable losses.

    Mo blowing the saves in both games after being at 0-2 and 2 outs sure isn’t helping, either.

  • Pasta

    The curse of chris stewart
    Bases loaded 1 out gidp when a bunt wins the game

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Wouldn’t a bunt more likely just lead to a force out at home?

      • Pasta

        Not to the right side against a pitcher losing it.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Soriano and Arod each have left 4 runners on base so it’s not only Stewart.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Overbay, how do you not catch that ball?! Seriously!

  • Dave M

    I hate this fucking team right now.

  • SDB

    Gave up a HR to the best hitter in the game. I don’t think that’s reason to declare a crisis.

    • Captain Turbo

      Other than that they seem to find a way to lose a lot, you’re right.

    • David N

      Yeah, it sucks, but it is Cabrera. And Mo always does have that crappy stretch in August or early September.

      Still, the timing would be hard pressed to be worse.

  • forensic

    So, you’ll intentionally walk Martinez but pitch to Cabrera? I know, I know, you don’t want to put the tying run on base, but he’s the best hitter in the sport.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    All of this shit keeps happening with 2-outs. Wednesday. Today Unbelievable.

  • OldYanksFan

    True is, every now and then, Mo throws a flat pitch. That one to Cabby had no movement.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That looked like a Luis Gonzalez squib

  • Kramerica Industries

    These last two games re-define the meaning of Murphy’s Law.

  • Stanislaw

    WWWMW came late this year. I guess.

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

      Nah, right on scheduled. April and August. He just didn’t have one in April.

      • rich

        Like clockwork, every August, Mo hits a bump. The issue is that this crap team is barely over .500 and can’t afford this blip.

  • Andrew

    The apocalypse is happening. Mo blew saves in two consecutive games.

  • Eddard

    Mariano blew a W against the Os, the White Sox, the Mets and now the Tigers. If he converts those they’re in a lot better shape in this wild card hunt. Can’t blame everything on the offense.

    • BigBlueAL

      So he has to be perfect in save situations because the offense sucks so bad and thats Mo’s fault. Got it.

    • forensic

      So now Mo has to be perfect over the whole season or it’s not good enough?

    • bobtaco

      and the A’s too… every game he has gotten a gift has been blown (or very nearly blown)

    • rich

      No shit, everytime a closer blows a save, they blow an opportunity for a win. Maybe the offense can score more than 3 runs a game.

  • dick m

    Bad baseball. First Stewart who’s a glorified minor leaguer and should not be playin. Then the fly ball by Jackson which is just a ridiculous positioning of the outfielders. Then overlay doesn’t get to the wall first. And then mo throws a meatball. Bad baseball.

  • Kevin G.

    Visions of Luis Gonzalez dancing around in my head

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Now we’re all set for the walk-off, right? RIGHT?!?!?!

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Time to push the restart button

  • Pasqua

    Don’t like to pile on, but…

    Cabrera nearly put himself in a wheelchair swinging at two pitches in on his hands. So, you move outside with the next two pitches? I understand location variety, but holy shite!

    • BigBlueAL

      The HR pitch was supposed to be inside. Stewart was setup inside it just leaked back over the plate.

    • forensic

      Agreed, and Stewart seems to do it a lot.

  • OldYanksFan

    Yes… to some extent it’s on the offense. Just because you have a 2 run lead, doesn’t mean you can throw away opportunities to step on their neck. Joe should have PH’ed for Stewie there.

    • stuart a

      with who? he should have bunted..

      adams, nix, romine, this team sucks.

      I walk cano here if I am Detroit!!!!!!

      just fooling…

    • forensic

      Girardi almost never PH’s or makes moves like that when he has the lead and it is very aggravating.

  • stuart a

    can the losers score 4 runs?

    probably not with this potent offense.

    on ajax hit the ball was in the air a long time, granderson covers no ground what is up with him?

    painful loss after painful loss

  • Dro413

    Bottom of the 9th walk off! Come on man!

  • BigBlueAL

    The Tigers should IBB Cano even with 2 outs and nobody on base.

  • dick m

    Helluva an at bat by Ichiro.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Cano, send us home.

    Ya-ya

  • fat jeter

    kirk gibson’s got nothing on miguel cabrera. that was a pretty fucking fantastic at bat. I hate the result, but damn that was impressive.

    might wanna swing Robbie

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Agree about Cabrera but the AB was not “fantastic”. Mo made a mistake and threw him a cookie. He should have kept pounding him inside.

      • fat jeter

        too soon. i get it.

        • rich

          Lol. I mean Eck threw a hanging slider to Gibson. Don’t let it ruin a good story though

  • RkyMtnYank

    If your Gardner how do you not bunt to Cabrera after all that.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I should’ve never waved my white flag.

    Somehow, that was the cue for the Yankees to make the losses extra painful.

  • Pasta

    Poon loser warming up as girardi raises the white flag

  • Kramerica Industries

    So there’s a Mets fan who I talk with regularly on-line and on Twitter.

    Dude was at the Orioles game Mo blew, and now back there tonight. Yankees are 0-6 with him attending home games.

    He’s a good guy, but at the same time, he fucking sucks.

  • forensic

    Sure am glad Nix is on deck now (though yes, A-Rod had a rough game)…

  • fat jeter

    good call by ownership on the soriano deal.

  • Captain Turbo

    OK, statheads, how many extra innings games have they won this year?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      3

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    This is just setting up for an ARod walkoff HR.
    Any way they can get Leyland to bring in a lefty?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      ARod is gone. Nix do anything for ya?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Dammit, forgot about that.
        Nix just gives me heartburn.

    • forensic

      Except that Nix is in A-Rod’s spot since Girardi brilliantly pulled him.

  • stuart a

    yanks cannot score until cano gets up so there pen will need possibly 3 scoreless innings…

    at this time you can only laugh.

    they are that bad…

  • Rek4gehrig

    Dear God is this really happening?

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe Cashman was on to something in not wanting to trade for Soriano.

    • Rek4gehrig

      Shades of 2003

  • stuart a

    aroid is out.

    no worries bafoon logan is in….

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now? Now this game just feels like a totally lost cause.

    Fucking 0-2, two outs back to back games that have slipped away.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pastalunging Nunez.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nunez is an awful, awful baseball player.

    • Captain Turbo

      This.

    • fat jeter

      nunez isn’t great, or really even good, but let’s be honest, jeter isn’t making any of those plays a short tonight either

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      For the sake of fairness, Jeter doesn’t come close to making that play either.

    • forensic

      He has been a massive disappointment to me this season. Really had a chance and flushed it all down the toilet.

      • fat jeter

        he gets no pass for injury?

        • forensic

          The injuries are part of the massive disappointment. And that it seemed as though it took him forever to return from them.

          • fat jeter

            gotcha, but its not really his fault he got hurt. you are right though, this year was his chance to make a claim on ss and his performance has been pretty terrible

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I wasn’t expecting much, but I was expecting a lot more than what he’s given them.
        Brutal offensively and defensively.

  • YankeeFan

    As bad as the offense is, the combo of CC and Mo have really helped take the Yankees out of contention over the last few weeks.

    • YankeeFan

      Team is 0-6 in the last 6 starts for CC. You go a minimum 3-3 (which includes Mo’s blown save) and all of a sudden they are 60-53 & should be 8 games over after tonight. Instead, 57-56 and might become 57-57.

    • BigBlueAL

      Mo has had a bad last 2 games, dunno how you lump him in with the struggles of the past few weeks. The Yankees havent won a game that Mo didnt get a W or SV since July 11. Almost a month of not having a game where they didnt need to use their closer to get a win. Thats pathetic.

      • YankeeFan

        Tonight and Wednesday include the past few weeks, no? Two games that should have been won. We can hate the offense as much as we want, and it’s brutal, but our ‘ace’ and future HOFer have partaken in the fall from contention.

        • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano

          For CC, you’re right, there aren’t any excuses. But for Mo, I don’t see how a 1.70 ERA, 2.29 FIP, and 1.5 WAR helped put the Yankees out of contention.

          • YankeeFan

            He’s been fantastic no question but last 2 games, Yankees really needed him and was down to the final strike both times, hopefully they can pull this one out. Last game, as noted, really frustrates me due to being up 0-2 and that pitch was right there for Dunn to poke to left.

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

              You sound like Greg. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW GOOD HE’S BEEN HE GAVE UP A RUN THAT ONE TIME AND WE LOST. That’s not how it works.

    • rich

      Mo is the reason why we are even hovering near .500. Do you guys watch Yankee baseball? Every August, Mo struggles. If we had a first baseman that can catch a pop up the game would’ve been over.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Or if Adam Warren wasn’t an enormous dumbass. That would’ve also helped.

        • YankeeFan

          +1, how he did not open his glove to grab that still shocks me.

    • Rek4gehrig

      Please leave Mo out of this

    • Pasqua

      If you’re going insist that Mo has a success rate of 100%, then your problem isn’t Mo.

      • YankeeFan

        It’s not about being 100%, it’s about having 2 outs, 2 strikes the last 2 games, and not executing. Chicago game is much more frustrating considering it was Dunn and a terrible 0-2 pitch. These past two games are crucial, they need to pull this out right here. Going into the 11th with the heart of their lineup will be tough. Get the W here.

      • YankeeFan

        It’s not about being 100%, it’s about having 2 outs, 2 strikes the last 2 games, and not executing. Chicago game is much more frustrating considering it was Dunn and a terrible 0-2 pitch. They need to pull this out right here. Going into the 11th with the heart of their lineup will be tough. Get the W here.

        • YankeeFan

          My bad with the duplicate.

  • trr

    Have I mentioned how much Nunez sucks tonight?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    It surprises me that Logan has only pitched 30 innings more than 2/3rds of the way through the season.

    • rich

      Logan is a clown

  • Rolling Doughnut

    This is going to end badly folks.

    • stuart a

      I say 70% chance… when you cannot score that is a problem..

  • forensic

    Nunez seems like he’s channeling Jeter’s range tonight.

  • stuart a

    only way kuroda and nova can win is to pitch a shutout….

    nunez just seems to be a dope. no idea what he is doing out there…

    logan is not as good as his stats…that is my opinion…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    lnogy

  • Kramerica Industries

    Logan had the shit squeezed out of him against Kelly there.

  • forensic

    Seriously Logan? Walking Don freakin’ Kelly on four pitches???

  • stuart a

    if girardi starts stewie tomorrow they should fire him..

    logan is a clown.. a classic choke job

  • BigBlueAL

    Why isnt Kelley in the game right now??

    • forensic

      Jackson has a reverse split going this season (and for his career), but I agree it is a little weird to leave Logan in for him.

  • trr

    (In Colonel Klink voice )
    LOOO-GAN!

  • fat jeter

    finally someone sits jackson down.

    p.s. in case everyone isn’t aggravated enough, we never should have done that trade for granderson

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Agreed

  • Kramerica Industries

    This ump is clueless.

    • Wheels

      so bad

  • Pasta

    Gino smith lol done

    • David N

      Quasi-bunt.

      • David N

        Wow, reply fail.

        Nevermind.

    • David N

      Quasi-bunt.

      I’ll take it.

      • David N

        I give up.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Regular season + playoffs, the Yankees were 9-2 in their first 11 games at Yankee Stadium against the Tigers.

    That has changed entirely ever since then. 2-5.

  • fat jeter

    nice catch overbay!

    • forensic

      lol

  • rich

    Can Mesa play everyday, why is Stewart on the team, DFA him if it makes Romine play every day. Also, bring Betances up and send Warren down, he is the Tanyon Sturtze of the BP (run down version). If anybody has any prospect value bring him up, better to see youth than a washed up first baseman and a AAAA catcher play everyday

  • Celerino Sanchez

    I really hate Chris Stewart. That DP to kill the eighth inning against that crazy Rondon really sucked. Then the 1-2 pitch call to Cabrera – way outside? WTF? He had just fouled two in a row off his leg. Go back inside against that MF.

    • BigBlueAL

      I mentioned this earlier when someone else complained about the pitch location. Stewart was setup inside, Mo just left it over the plate.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    All I hear about is how Detroit’s bullpen stinks. Would be nice to have an example tonight.

  • BigBlueAL

    Was Alburquerque the pitcher who gaveup the grand slam to Cano in Game 1 of the 2011 ALDS??

    • forensic

      Yes.

    • Kramerica Industries

      He was.

      Sadly, that was the zenith of that series.

      • BigBlueAL

        Well killing them in Game 4 was pretty big too since I thought for sure they would win Game 5. But yeah Cano’s grand slam is the only specific positive highlight I remember from that series.

        • Kramerica Industries

          If Jeter’s flyball goes about two feet further, that would’ve been an unreal home run in all of our memory banks.

  • forensic

    Nobody, including the ump, has any idea where the strike zone is at this point.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Kill a human if you have to.

    Just score this effing run.

  • SDB

    Please don’t fuck this up. Please.

  • BigBlueAL

    Please dont bunt with Overbay.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Watch them someone fail here with 2 men on no outs. Just watch.

  • Wheels

    Ok, win this bitch.

  • fat jeter

    having nix score the winning run would really bring a smile to my alex hating univerise

    • fat jeter

      :)

  • Captain Turbo

    Two on no one out… so we’ll score no runs of course.

    • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano

      Time for a triple play

  • forensic

    Why do they constantly believe that Overbay even knows how to bunt well enough to do the job???

    • fat jeter

      he’s been in the league since 2001, you’d think he could learn how in the last 12 years

  • fat jeter

    bunt maybe? get that runner to 3rd

  • forensic

    Geez Overbay, you fucking suck.

    • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano

      Luckily a sac bunt would have been the same result.

  • fat jeter

    just as good as bunt. fuck it

  • Wheels

    The hell is Overbay swinging at?

  • BigBlueAL

    Screw it, pinch-hit with Wells.

  • Cy Pettitte

    If Chris Stewart GIDPs I will throw my computer out the window

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Here comes Stewart with a 4-6-3 DP.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Chris Stewart to try and win it?

    Yeah, I don’t like this.

  • YankeeFan

    You CANNOT go with Stewart. Oh my, if he doesn’t come through….

    • YankeeFan

      Don’t even swing, please.

  • SDB

    If Stewart comes out with a bat in hand, I’m giving up on this team.

  • BigBlueAL

    WHY. Just WHY. For the love of God WHY.

  • SDB

    No. No. Fuck no.

    This can’t be.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hahaha thank god they didn’t PH for him. Great AB.

  • forensic

    Chris Stewart makes me sad.

    How do you take that pitch?

    How do you not PH for him?????

    Screw it, fire Girardi now!

  • The Real Greg

    That’s how bad Vernon Wells has been that he lets Stewart bat again

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      That’s how bad Vernon Wells Joe Girardi has been that he lets Stewart bat again

      fixed

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        On second thought

        That’s how bad Vernon Wells Brian Cashman has been that he lets Stewart bat again

        • forensic

          All of the above.

  • trr

    Chris Stewart, FTW?

  • rich

    I’m sorry that is horrible managing by Girardi. Wells at least may hit a fly ball, this catcher is so bad. He must have pics of Girardi

  • YankeeFan

    Swung at ball 2.

  • fat jeter

    c’mon a fucking fly ball wins this game

  • Cy Pettitte

    thank god this bullshit is over.

  • Pat D

    Well what a fucking miracle.

  • SDB

    GARDY!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    thank god.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Thanks Brett.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Thank god Stewart can frame pitches because he hits like a bitch.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Can’t make this shit up.

    Incompetence

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, that was helpless from the get-go.

    A walk-off spot shouldn’t feel so helpless.

  • The Real Greg

    But in the end, they win the game. So Girardi will get the praises

  • Pat D

    The next person I see trying to defend Chris Stewart is going to have cancer wished upon him.

  • forensic

    Gardner!!!

    Stewart still sucks though.

  • fat jeter

    just kill him. seriously, kill stewart immediately

  • trr

    Christ Almighty!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gardner saves the day.

    Thank effing God.

  • dick m

    Free romine

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano and Gardner, the 2 best players this season. Good for Gardner.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Yeah!!!!!! It’s a frigin miracle!

  • SDB

    Whew. But I still hate Chris Stewart.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Stewart batting is like having an exposed tooth nerve!

    • Rek4gehrig

      Lol

  • Pasta

    Atta boy joey
    Let the worst catcher in yankees history hit with the game on the line lol

  • fat jeter

    jesus christ, i had no faith in that slow roller.

  • fat jeter

    key to the game: taking alex out

  • trr

    PHEW!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice dress Meredith.

  • Rek4gehrig

    Saved by the bell

  • fabricio

    hoooooray fuck yes!!!

  • trr

    Still doesn’t let Girardi off tithe hook

  • Pat D

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think that’s the least excited I’ve ever heard the stadium following a walk off win.

    Did everybody leave?

  • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano
  • trr

    Sorry, I was looking at MM’ chest

  • BigBlueAL

    The 2 best players for the Yankees this season are both homegrown players :-)

    • fat jeter

      damn i was under the impression that the farm hasn’t produced anything in like 17 years

    • stuart a

      not saying much…

  • iYankees

    2 things:

    1. Miguel Cabrera is amazing
    2. Brett Gardner (young John McCain) is having a good year

    • rich

      Everyone loves Trout but Cabrera is the best hitter in the game and its not even close.

  • trr

    Just can’ t get over letting Stewart hit…how, HOW, do you not PH there?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It would have had to be Wells right? Although Stewart is awful and should not have been in the lineup at all.

      • forensic

        I would’ve even been ok with Romine hitting for him. Just can’t leave Stewart in there. It’s downright irresponsible to do that as a manager.

        • WhittakerWalt

          I only listened to the last three innings of this game. And in that time, Stewart played the worst three innings a major leaguer can play.

  • fat jeter

    best worst game of the year?

    • trr

      LOL, could be

    • Captain Turbo

      Or worst best game of the year.

    • stuart a

      you are right.

      offense still sucks got to look at the final BARISP #’s tonight had to be real bad…

  • forensic

    With all the injuries that have happened to them this season, they really shouldn’t be beating the shit out of Gardner like that.

  • goterpsgo

    For one night… WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Finally a win!!!!!

  • whitey

    Thanks Grit!!!! Please cut Stewart and Overbay

  • YankeeFan

    On another note, can we get 3 more Ivan Nova’s? Much respect to him for another fantastic start & for dealing with adversity over the last couple of seasons and making himself into a better pitcher.

    • stuart a

      he has really improved and has a chance each night on the mound.

      homegrown also..

  • stuart a

    wow. the losers pulled that 1 out. lucky stewart had another excellent AB in the 10th..

  • Al

    It’s time to let Cashman blow up and rebuild this team. Trade off what you can . Let jeter and A-rod play first base / DH let Wells play third base and see what we got . Look for a catcher that can hit .dose joe stay or go ? Let him know be up front

  • stuart a

    Yankees RISP: 2-15 (C Granderson 0-1, E Nunez 0-1, C Stewart 0-2, L Overbay 0-1, B Gardner 1-2, A Soriano 0-3, A Rodriguez 0-3, R Cano 1-2)
    Team LOB: 13

    not pretty……..

  • M&M Boys

    A game like that is more of a loss than a win. 3-1 lead with 2 outs in the 9th. You have to close it out right there. Rivera is now as useless as the rest of the players on this horseshit team.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I knew there’d be Debbie Downers like you showing up.
      Nope, it feels good to win.

    • Captain Turbo

      A win is a win, asshole. Shut the fuck up and enjoy it.