Game 118: Do I hear three?

Eduardo Nunez Alex Rodriguez

(Mike Stobe/Getty)

The Yankees have won two straight games and three of their last four (!), which I think qualifies as “being on a roll.” That’s pretty neat. The club is stuck in this unfortunate limbo of being not good enough to contend but not bad enough to earn a protected first round pick, so go down in a blaze of glory I say. Raise some hell and play spoiler in September. They can start by winning their third straight game tonight. Here’s the lineup that will face fresh off the DL left-hander Jason Vargas:

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

And on the mound is lefty CC Sabathia, who has allowed fewer than five runs just once in his last four starts. That was his last outing, so hooray for trending in the right direction? The Yankees need a strong performance from the big man and not just to help their slim 2013 playoff chances either.

It’s been raining most of the day in New York and it’ll start raining later tonight, but there’s supposed to be enough of a window to get the game in. Let’s hope that’s the case, I really don’t feel like sitting through a rain delay. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. trr says:

    Austin Romine catching: good
    Eduardo Nunez leading off: not so much

  2. forensic says:

    That lineup is, um, interesting…

  3. Elton Cod says:

    This lineup, wtf.

    Gotta rest people, keep em fresh for the playoffs.

    Joe “Mr. Manager” Girardi.

  4. Wheels says:

    Keep the momentum going.

  5. dkidd says:

    that line-up

    is this the real life?

  6. argo says:

    I’m having more trouble establishing a database connection than the Yankees have scoring runs!

  7. Cy Pettitte says:

    jesus christ Trumbo hasn’t been able to hit a beach ball lately. good job you fat piece of shit.

  8. Elton Cod says:

    When Vernon blew that catch I thought “It would be so lol if CC blew up right after this b/c Vernon missed what should ahve been third out”. Sure enough…

    Not that it’s Vernon’s fault, really, this is on CC, but it’s made worse by the fact that it wouldn’t have happened if Girardi hadn’t put out this weird lineup.

    • JGYank says:

      No its Vernon’s fault. He didn’t give up the homer but he had a chance to end the inning. It was a catchable ball that wasn’t too close to the stands. He just missed it. That’s unacceptable. That’s a play that you have to make. He cost us two runs there. CC shares some blame but he should have been out of the inning.

      • Elton Cod says:

        I mean yeah, he sucks, it was a shitty play, but he still didn’t give up the home run. Errors are a fact of life, it’s a pitcher’s job to not give up home runs whether or not errors happen.

        • JGYank says:

          He didn’t even get a glove on it. CC has struggled and can only get so many outs. Can’t afford this stuff if we want to make the playoffs.

          • Elton Cod says:

            There are a lot of things this team needs to not do if they want to make the playoffs. Like, uh, be a utility infielder who almost grounds into a DP and then gets picked off after getting on via the fielder’s choice.

  9. AllyinCt says:

    Thought Girardi would put Wells at first and Ichiro in right field. No Overbay hitting against a lefty!

  10. Elton Cod says:

    Surprised A-Rod didn’t hit into a double play there.

  11. OldYanksFan says:

    Hoe do you bat Soriano, Mr. Anti-OBP, 2nd?

  12. Eddard says:

    I love Nuney in that lead off spot. The lineup is solid from top to Curtis Granderson.

    Unfortunately, Wells misplayed a ball and won’t make up for it at the plate. And CC is bound to give up another 3 HRs. This is a must win and it feels like CC is just a ticking time bomb.

  13. Anderson Silva says:

    FUCK GIRARDI! What a shitty lineup. It’s like he’s trying to lose games. Why start Ichiro against RHP but not LHP when he’s clearly better against lefties? Why not play Gardner?

    Not playing Ichiro in RF already cost us 2 runs. What a fucking joke of a manager.

  14. Cuso says:

    Good thing we’re still resting guys…

  15. Winter says:

    Who is this pitching and what did he do with CC Sabathia?

  16. Cuso says:

    Who is that home plate Ump? Jerrangellaz Mealsadiaz Hernandez?

  17. Winter says:

    Not playing Ichiro in RF already cost us 2 runs.

    Wait, what?

  18. OldYanksFan says:

    “Ronald Lee Homer Jr., 30… fell over a 42-inch high, fourth-level railing into a parking lot for players.

    The frequency of such falls around the country — including two others in Atlanta in the past year — raises the question of whether stadiums are safe enough.”

    I have to wonder why on the 4th deck, facing a parking lot, you can’t have a higher (than 42″) fence/wall. That death was totally unnecessary.

  19. D23 says:

    Geez guys, give it a rest. We got a tough stretch including the Boston series and time to rest one or two of the players. Time for Soriano, Arod and Wells to step up.

    CC got a borderline ball four call against him which would have been the third out.

  20. Eddard says:

    Wells made up for his error, the other one is on CC.

  21. Cuso says:

    Haha. Vern-o

    You still stink

  22. Wheels says:

    Wells owed us that.

  23. Justin says:

    Well at least wells got back one of those two runs…

  24. Elton Cod says:

    That idiot Girardi! Wells is useless. He can’t even get on base and start a rally, he just hits a stupid home run. And not even a real home run, it barely got over the fence.

  25. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:


  26. Cy Pettitte says:

    first HR since May 15 wow lol

  27. Lukaszek says:

    Sometime, somewhere, hell just froze over

  28. Cuso says:

    Overbay protecting Nix in the lineup.

  29. Laz says:

    Why he is here.
    Wells still hits lefties pretty good.

  30. JGYank says:

    Talk about using the short porch. Only in YS.

  31. Eddard says:

    Nix is just awful at baseball. Should have kept Lillibridge up here.

  32. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Wow Nix.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees have to be one of the worst baserunning teams

  34. Anderson Silva says:

    And Overbay is still playing against lefties. Girardi is pathetic.

  35. Cuso says:

    Fallacy of the pre-determined pickoff move.

  36. Lukaszek says:

    If Phil Cuzzi was the left field umpire, that would’ve been a foul ball

  37. D23 says:

    Keep it going guys! Keep making negative comments and bam! Something good happens. What’s next?

  38. Wheels says:

    Tie this up here Romine

  39. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Just got here. I take it Wells homered? Seriously? How did CC give up the runs? Is Gardner hurt?

  40. Elton Cod says:

    See? Romine strikes out, ends the inning. That’s why Chris Stewart should be in the lineup instead. Don’t know what Girardi was thinking!!

  41. D23 says:

    Bad News on Slade. Put on DL due to balky knees and getting some kind of treatment. Apparently been playing on bad knees. While he has been solid, having bad set of knees is not encouraging!

  42. nsalem says:

    and it was Branch Rickey who made the comment to Kiner

  43. Eddard says:

    Why is Jayson Nix on this ballclub? He’s bad at everything.

  44. Anderson Silva says:

    thank God for Nix in the lineup! Girardi is a genius!

  45. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on Nix

  46. Eddard says:

    There are 3 facets of the game for everyday players -

    Hitting – Jayson Nix nearly grounded into a DP

    Baserunning – Jayson Nix was picked off 1st base

    Defense – Jayson Nix makes an error at 3rd

    Why is Jayson Nix on this ballclub?

  47. Crime Dog says:

    I like Overbay too, but let’s stop calling what he’s been doing an “excellent job”. .720 OPS isn’t much, especially from 1B.

  48. Wheels says:

    jesus. and at least try to cover first CC

  49. Eddard says:

    How did that ump see that from the other side of the bag? They always give them that call.

  50. Darren says:

    That;s a horrible call. Nunez’s foot was probably touching the bag.

    Reminds me of the “phantom” call Tim Tschida didn’t call against the Brewers (Randy Velarde at SS) back in ’92 or so.

    [Details are fuzzy]

  51. Kramerica Industries says:

    I don’t even mind that call.

    The neighborhood play sucks.

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      That was a good call. “Neighborhood play” is made up bullshit, and umps shouldn’t support it. Put your damn foot on the bag, Nunez.

      • Darren says:

        replays were inconclusive. Looked like his foot was right next to the bag touching the side of it. Not like he missed it by 2 feet. The rule isn’t that you have to be on top of it, just touching it

  52. nsalem says:

    Is Chris related to Ted?

  53. Cy Pettitte says:

    walking Chris Nelson with the bases loaded hahahaha

  54. David N says:

    Well this has escalated quickly.

  55. Eddard says:

    How do you walk Chris Nelson? That’s just atrocious. Get the pen warming before CC blows it.

  56. Anderson Silva says:

    bases loaded walk to Chris Nelson. This is our highest paid pitcher!

  57. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    CC would be doing fine with average defense.

  58. Kramerica Industries says:

    Way to go, C.C.

    Thank g-d he isn’t the closer, I guess.

  59. Anderson Silva says:

    no command against righties

  60. Eddard says:

    So CC can move a little bit.

  61. ropeadope says:

    Question please: I couldn’t get the site to load between roughly 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM today. Was anyone else having trouble? Or problem on my end?

  62. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Erick Aybar was replaced? Why so godamn early? So much for beat the streak.

  63. JGYank says:

    You can argue that that CC should have a shutout right now. You can also argue we are already out of this game with our offense.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Fallacy of the preconceived outcome, on both counts.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      You could make that argument, but why would you?
      CC has a lot of errors and non-plays go on behind him, all the time. He never picks up his teammates. Just look how many unearned runs he’s allowed. Yeah, errors suck, but they happen. You can still make good pitches after the errors.
      This fucking guy walked CHRIS NELSON with the bases juiced, FFS.

  64. Anderson Silva says:

    if you throw 10 straight changeups Soriano is going to swing through all of them

  65. Wheels says:

    Mike Witt.

  66. Darren says:

    Mike Witt

  67. MannyGeee says:

    1-2-3 inning… Needed that shit in the WORST way

  68. Anderson Silva says:

    is it possible for this team to have a good AB against a mediocre pitcher?

  69. JGYank says:

    This is why Grandy should be higher in the lineup.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Give it time, he’s just hitting his stride. He’ll be batting cleanup between Cano and A Rod before long….

      • JGYank says:

        It’s not that he is the perfect cleanup hitter. It’s that I want to move down Arod. Wells shouldn’t sniff the middle of the order.

  70. WhittakerWalt says:

    Nix actually got the run in!!!!!!

  71. MannyGeee says:

    For those bitching about the lineup, please remember the Yankees face Weaver, Wilson, Doubront, and I would imagine Lackey and Doubront in the next week. I would rest EVERY muthafuckin body today against Vargas if you’re looking to actually want to make a run. If they coulda sat Cano ARod and Granderson too, I am sure they would have.

  72. Wheels says:

    CC got the message.

  73. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC fielded a ball and threw someone out and covered 1st in the same game. I don’t think he’s ever done that in his career before.

  74. Rolling Doughnut says:

    CC hauling ass. wow.

  75. Wheels says:

    Sori! yessir

  76. David N says:

    A lead! A lead! We’ve got a lead!

  77. Dro413 says:

    Hiroki Kuroda is a better ace at almost 40 years old. CC could learn a lesson from the old man.

  78. Lukaszek says:


  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    Soriano! nice.

  80. nsalem says:

    Sori hits one After Nuney singles

  81. Anderson Silva says:


  82. Slu says:

    It sure is nice to have a bit of power back with Soriano and Granderson.

  83. Eddard says:

    That’s why Nuney’s hitting lead off. To get on base for the big HR hitters. What a weapon.

  84. WhittakerWalt says:


    • Slu says:

      I recently heard John and Suzyn making fun of the people that were saying that last year. Which is actually them making fun of themselves.

  85. Eddard says:

    CC’s been given a gift, now he needs to make this lead stick and leave with the lead. Mariano needs to do his job as well.

  86. JGYank says:

    Gardner is batting 5th now. Never thought I’d see that.

  87. Cuso says:

    Yardwork Grandy

  88. Cuso says:

    I have my own Yankeeography

  89. Eddard says:

    CC has been handed leads before this season against the Os, the Red Sox, the White Sox, the Rays, and he blew them all. I wouldn’t be surprised if he served up another HR to Trout or Trumbo, which is why I would have Kelley ready to go at a moment’s notice.

  90. Crime Dog says:

    Did Kay just say that 11 or Soriano’s 21 home runs have given the Yankees the lead? Or am I hearing things?

  91. WhittakerWalt says:

    Shutdown inning, PLEASE.

  92. MannyGeee says:

    Chris Nelson gets all the bases on balls… Ugh

  93. Eddard says:

    And he walked Chris Nelson again, this time on 4 pitches. This lead is going away fast unless Girardi gets Kelley into this ballgame.

  94. Cuso says:

    Chris Nelson didn’t have 2 walks in a month as a Yankee

  95. Cuso says:

    Who are you again?
    “Frieda’s boss.”
    Who’s Frieda?
    “My secretary.”

  96. Eddard says:

    Kelley should be in this ballgame right now if Girardi wants to win it.

  97. Frank says:

    Just horrible. Walks Nelson and Grant Green. Implosion coming.

  98. Eddard says:

    Nobody warming up? Girardi fell asleep at the wheel. And here CC is going to walk another. Just horrible managing.

  99. Mr. Miyagi says:

    Finish him!

  100. JGYank says:

    Tex gets that.

    • Darren says:

      Donnie Baseball gets both foul balls, the popped up bunt, eats some popcorn, and gets 45 doubles. All in one inning.

  101. Frank says:

    What a meltdown by Sabathia. Can’t wait to hear the excuses from the apologists.

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    catch a fucking foul pop god

  103. JGYank says:

    And that too. Lol

  104. Eddard says:

    Girardi wants to lose this ballgame. That’s the only explanation of why CC is still in.

  105. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Shoddy D but CC also sucks tonight.

  106. The Real Greg says:


  107. Frank says:

    Bailed out by bad call.

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    bailed out. so lucky.

  109. Cy Pettitte says:

    did he really leave early? looks like a bad call on that 2nd replay.

  110. Wheels says:


  111. Eddard says:

    Boy did CC get lucky there. He blew the lead and got bailed out. I guess that makes up for the missed neighborhood call on Nuney.

  112. Get Phelps Up says:

    Chirs Nelson strikes again!

  113. Kramerica Industries says:

    Embedded Yankee

  114. David N says:

    Chris Nelson cementing his True Yankee status.

  115. JGYank says:

    Nice Nelson! better than Lillibridge and Cruz.

  116. Frank says:

    Another mediocre performance by CC. Overworked BP now has to get the last 9 outs.

    • The Real Greg says:

      6IP 2ER. Not mediocre to me

      • Darren says:

        Come on man, you watched the game. Average performance. Should have been 4 runs in with two guys still on.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Actually it wouldn’t have been if the defense caught that pop up.

          It would have been 2ER with one on.

          I agree that he labored. But at the end of the day, 6IP 2ER is that magic stat everyone loves to hate.

  117. The Real Greg says:

    And at the end of day, Girardi’s faith in CC was rewarded. At least to most people to which results matter more than process.

  118. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nelson to the rescue!

  119. ropeadope says:

    Most nervewracking shut-down inning ever?

  120. JonS says:

    Tape machines rollin’?

  121. Eddard says:

    I wouldn’t throw Robertson again today. If Kelley can’t go two I go with Preston. Use Logan for Hamilton. Even Logan can get this version of Hamilton.

  122. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I was biking home from the train and missed the “double play.” I came home just as Kay was explaining something about the umpires positioning. Did anything special happen to make the umpires miss the call? Or did they just call it wrong? Was it close?

  123. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    This thing Scoscia is doing to make the ump walk around is hilarious.

    • nsalem says:

      He looks like he wants to throw the ball right at the umps head. He used to have a great arm, I’m sure he could still inflict severe damage.

  124. JGYank says:

    Sciosca is just doing that to piss him off too.

  125. The Real Greg says:

    He could have gotten Overbay at 2nd

  126. nsalem says:

    Meant Eddard

  127. Eddard says:

    Great bunt. Now hit one of your sac flies, Nuney.

  128. nsalem says:

    I predict if Nunez drives this run in we will here from Greg.

  129. The Real Greg says:

    Was afraid the runner wasn’t going to score there

  130. Eddard says:

    Nuney gets the job done again. Responsible for 2 runs tonight and that’s the difference.

  131. Wheels says:

    Mr. Soriano.

  132. Crime Dog says:

    Let’s see Betances throw an inning or two tonight

  133. Eddard says:

    6 runs in one game! They usually don’t get this many runs in a 3 game series. As I said two days ago, the Bronx Bombers are back.

  134. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Six runs? SIX runs?!?!

  135. Kiko Jones says:

    Fonsi strikes again!

  136. Cuso says:

    Stat padder….

    :) :p

  137. SDB says:

    A-Rod is not gonna be booed much longer if he keeps it up.

  138. Cy Pettitte says:


  139. 28 this year says:

    There must be a mistake. I don’t think the Yankees are allowed to score 8 runs in a game. That’s a five game quota right there.

  140. Kramerica Industries says:

    How do we hashtag the Nelson miscue?


  141. Lukaszek says:

    Wow, aside from Trout/Trumbo, the Angels lineup is HORRIBAD

    But then again, our lineup was even HORRIWORSE during May-July

  142. The Real Greg says:

    Now I would like to see Betances throw either the 8th or 9th

  143. Eddard says:


  144. JGYank says:

    Thank you Angels pitching.

  145. Cy Pettitte says:

    I know the bullpen is taxed but I’m not sure I agree with this

  146. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Am I the only one that was hoping A-Rod’s hit didn’t go out? Just in the off-chance that he hits another 12 and costs the Yankees his bonus (or gets close and wants to come back in 2015 and get the bonus).

    • Kiko Jones says:

      I dunno ’bout anybody else, but I want Stewart to hit a bomb every time up, let alone A-Rod. Not my money. And the Steinbrenners can very much afford those bonuses, not to mention A-Rod’s contract. I don’t ever wanna see Hal “I’m a finance geek” Steinbrenner’s penny-pinching ways become the norm for this team.

  147. Eddard says:

    Remember before the game when everybody bashed this lineup? This is their best offensive output in some time. I’d trot the same lineup out there again on Thursday against Wilson. With Hughes pitching you’ll probably need 8 runs just to have a chance.

  148. JonS says:

    Holy tits…

  149. Now Batting says:

    Look at the jugs on that soldier.

  150. JonS says:

    Even if CC figures it out, Hughes still sucks and Petite is toast.

  151. Chasing Headley says:

    Kind of an odd predicament here. The Yankees have done a lot of, “Hey let’s look good enough to contend, then completely drop off the table” back and forth this year. But this looks like a decent stretch especially with Sabathia only giving up three today.

    Twins placed Morneau on waivers today. Overbay hasn’t been bad at all, but just imagine the slotting Morneau in to play against righties.. Could be enough to at least take a few swings at the last wild card.

  152. Wheels says:

    Warning track power.

  153. Kiko Jones says:

    With a 5-run lead I think we just might see Betances tonight.

  154. nsalem says:

    One of the teams we will are trying to catch up to for the WC will be the Rangers or Athletics. They will be difficult to catch when so many of their games down the stretch will be against the three other relatively weak teams in their division.

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    I would feel bad for the Angels but they’re basically eliminated from contention so whatever.

  156. The Real Greg says:

    Mike S. looks like he wants to take off somebody’s head

  157. That was a fair ball.

    Rookie ump mistake.

  158. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I mean, I’m enjoying what might be a real live three game winning streak, but while it’s always possible they can come back I’m going to be that asshole who reminds everybody that with a win our chances to come back are still under five percent. Reach ten wins in a row, then you might convince me.

    • The Real Greg says:

      At this point, you just watch the game and let the chips fall…

    • nsalem says:

      It’s still a long shot but I think it is a bit better than 5%. It is probably an aggregate of statistics over the history of MLB. It doesn’t take into account how much this team has improved over the last couple of weeks with the additions of Granderson, A-Rod and Soriano. Weare not the same team we were two weeks ago,

    • True Pinstriped Blue says:

      Didn’t you say you were going to quit watching like a week ago. Still watching I see. SHOCKER!!

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        It’s funny, if you read what I said it was basically that I’ll watch whenever the Hell I want to.

        But the, apparently reading comprehension isn’t your “thing”. What’s the point when you can be a dick to somebody you’ve never met?

  159. nsalem says:

    Austins over .200

  160. The Real Greg says:

    When was the last time the Yankees scored runs in 4 straight innings?

  161. Naved says:

    Can we get Dellin Betances a chance to pitch tonight please.

  162. Cuso says:

    Whee. A laugher.

  163. Cuso says:

    Joe Blanton comes out of the pen now? Wow.

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

    can we see Betances tonight, please?

  165. Get Phelps Up says:

    9 runs at YS is a new season high!

  166. Lukaszek says:

    Good afternoon sir, could we interest you in some ‘offense’?

    Offense…Did you just say ‘offense’?

    Yes sir, offense with or without nuts


  167. The Real Greg says:


  168. Wheels says:

    SORI! helluva game

  169. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    You just gotta love the short porch.

  170. Eddard says:


  171. fabricio says:

    fuck yes!!!!

  172. Cy Pettitte says:

    Soriano heating up!!

  173. JonS says:

    So about that stat retiring 18 of 19…

  174. 28 this year says:

    What is this sorcery?

  175. SeventhAce says:

    Someone stop them! They’re using up their quota!

  176. Kiko Jones says:


  177. SDB says:

    Who are these players, and what have they done with the 2013 Yankees?

    I love it.

  178. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Holy crap, this is fun!

  179. JonS says:

    Can we see those tits again?

  180. Cobra Kai says:

    Sweep the leg. No Mercy

  181. Cuso says:

    A-Rod will get drilled

  182. Get Phelps Up says:

    The Angels gave Joe Blanton 2/$15M this offseason. For realz.

  183. number 21 says:

    Yankees scoring double digit run? what?!

  184. David N says:

    What is this, a week’s worth of runs in one game?

  185. Lukaszek says:

    Tight games are great and all, but once in a while it is good to just f*ck everyone and explode for 12 runs

  186. Cuso says:

    Did I hear a bunch of kids chanting “Lets go Red Sox” in the stands?!

  187. The Real Greg says:

    Roll down the window put down the top
    Crank up the Beach Boys baby
    Don’t let the music stop
    We’re gonna ride it till we just can’t ride it no more

  188. Betances for the Top of the 9th?

  189. Jack P says:


  190. JGYank says:

    Not to break up the party but the Angels pitching sucks the umps have helped a bit and the short porch gave us a few more runs. Still good signs from this game but don’t get too excited.

  191. nsalem says:

    Why is Kelley pitching a 2nd inning with a 9 run lead?

  192. nsalem says:

    All the trolls have disappeared.

  193. Strike that, Betances is here now.

  194. Jack P says:


  195. Cuso says:

    Dellin! Get it, kid!

    …..pssst throw strikes

  196. JonS says:

    Yea!! We get to see Dellin!

  197. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:


  198. The Real Greg says:

    And it starts to rain

  199. Chasing Headley says:

    Pretty sure Soriano’s last three hits are HR or something close to it. Takes me back to last year.

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on. Betances throws one pitch and a rain delay.

  201. Cuso says:

    Are you kidding me?!?!

  202. Jack P says:

    ahhhh cmon!!!!!!

  203. Well that’s timing. Can’t we just call it now then?

  204. Wheels says:

    Auspicious debut.

  205. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Look at Cano and Nuney laughing at Betances. That’s hilarious.

  206. nsalem says:

    anyone catch the speed of his one pitch?

  207. David N says:


  208. Cuso says:

    Are you KIDDING me!

  209. Cuso says:

    Bah! The sad sax plays….the sad YES sax, not the Yakety

  210. Mr Miyagi says:

    Is this lead Mo-proof? (I keed! I keed!)

  211. your mom says:

    A 3 game winning streak! Didn’t think it was even attainable a few days ago.

  212. Kramerica Industries says:

    Chris Davis hitting a home run is, like, the least surprising thing ever.

  213. Kramerica Industries says:

    I’m almost certain the Red Sox haven’t lost in extra innings all season.

    I know, I know, there was that one game against the Royals, but that’s the only one that had a chance of being in extras, and that was back in April.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I remember them losing the final game of the 1st half in extras in Oakland. And that game in Anaheim where they blew a 7-3 lead in the 9th inning.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Red Sox are 7-4 in extra innings this season

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Hmm, both you and Phelps. That surprises me a great deal. Seems so much better than what it actually is.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          I thought there was no way you and your telegraphic memory would forget about them blowing a 4 run lead in the 9th inning. :)

    • vicki says:

      dude, who cares. cede the division and hope the sox beat the zillion teams ahead of us in the wild card.

      let them have their magic season; know they ain’t going anywhere.

      • Jack P says:

        WHy aren’t they going anywhere? There really are no consensus #1′s in baseball this year… of course unless the Dodgers keep raking, they will be the ones to beat.

  214. Or we are getting to finish the game. Alright.

  215. RkyMtnYank says:


  216. 3 pitch strike out.

    Betances on excellence.

  217. vicki says:

    what’s up, homewreckers?

    little vee is home in time on a tuesday to GAMETHREAD.

    *drunk, obviously, drunk.

  218. TomQ says:

    That was like an at bat against Joba ’07.

  219. Wheels says:

    Not bad. not bad at all

  220. RkyMtnYank says:

    Hope we see DB for the 9th too, think he’s pitched multiple innings as a reliever still.

  221. Wheels says:

    Blowout city tonite

  222. Kramerica Industries says:

    Last Wednesday, I was figuring my 8/23-8/25 Trop tickets would be for Mo purposes only.

    As I allow myself to get way too far ahead of myself, the Yankees might enter that series three games or less back of the Rays. Go figure. Lets keep the good vibes going tomorrow night and set up for a chance at the four game sweep.

    • vicki says:

      you really need to shut it.

      everyone sneaky-peeks at standings and playoff %, but we don’t talk about it in public.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      I’m feeling very oddly optimistic about this new team/offense with Soriano, Arod and Grandy back but I guess 14 runs can do that to you. Can’t believe I really just said that but if the pitching does what is should, who knows ….

  223. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Poor Joe Blanton.

  224. Charles says:

    Dellin looking like ’07 vintage Joba here, me likey.

  225. The Real Greg says:

    He needs to mix his pitches more

  226. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    All of a sudden the good feelings about Betances disappear.

    He looks shitty.

  227. RkyMtnYank says:

    damn, that sucks!

  228. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Aw, sucks for Dellin. At least this helps my BTS though.

  229. Pat D says:

    This has turned rather quickly for Mr. Betances.

  230. nycsportzfan says:

    Now does everyone see why i’ve been gassing this dude for possible closer canidate in 2014? This kids got filthy stuff!

  231. Wheels says:

    Aw mannnn. Shit

  232. SDB says:

    if only Nuneee could fucking throw.

  233. Wj says:

    Dellin is getting hammered

  234. your mom says:

    Good velocity, flat as shit though. No wonder he’s getting tagged.

  235. Wj says:

    Feeling he gets dfad for a bat tom.

  236. RkyMtnYank says:

    fuck that sucks, now gonna throw more gas on the fire

  237. your mom says:

    Bring in Joba. . . . . . .and then Mo for the save!!!

  238. The Real Greg says:

    Well this is not going to get him more pitching time in meaningful innings.

  239. nsalem says:

    twas quite the fleeting loving affair.

  240. Kramerica Industries says:

    wtf is going on out there?

  241. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Joba in to bail out Joba?

  242. nycsportzfan says:

    wow, betances making me look silly for gassing him. Thanks Dellin!!lol

  243. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    I didn’t want to pick anyone other than Cano for beat the streak today (for those of you who know what it is, today was a special one day BTS). Every frigin Yankee got a hit. Ugh.

    But whatever, we got a streak going!

  244. Cuso says:

    Don’t get cocky, Joba. You’re terrible.

  245. Kramerica Industries says:

    There would be a football joke here, but then I remember that Los Angeles doesn’t have an NFL team.

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      Rams? Or is this a “Rams are shitty” joke, in which case you have my full support.

  246. Kiko Jones says:

    People, what happened? I leave it 12-3, step out to get a bite and it ends 14-7. Who screwed up?

    • Travis L. says:

      Dellin Betances got hit pretty hard. He struck out two guys though, throwing 95-99 mph gas. He ended up allowing Trout to hit a 3 run homer. Chamberlain had to come in and clean it up for him.

  247. nycsportzfan says:

    Oh well, i’m not letting Dellin spoil this nite for me. I worked last night and this morning so slept thru this one tonight, and woke up to us with 14runs. I litteraly thought i was still I’m so happy!

    Lets hope they win tonight because its my bday!

  248. dkidd says:

    i take back whatever i may have thought/said/posted about tonight’s line-up

  249. Shittyshittybangbang says:

    Impressed with Betances. Very good stuff, better command. Just needs to mix-it-up and trust “it”. He’s gonna be good, hope it’s for us.

  250. SDB says:

    Ha. Another walkoff against the O’s!

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