Aug
13

Game 118: Do I hear three?

By
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
  • trr

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

  • forensic

    That lineup is, um, interesting…

  • Elton Cod

    This lineup, wtf.

    Gotta rest people, keep em fresh for the playoffs.

    Joe “Mr. Manager” Girardi.

  • Wheels

    Keep the momentum going.

  • dkidd

    that line-up

    is this the real life?

    • David N

      In hindsight, this comment is hilarious.

  • argo

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Elton Cod

    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

      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

        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

          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

            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.

            • JGYank

              Yep just more examples of bench guys getting too much playing time.

  • AllyinCt

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

  • Elton Cod

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

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      I don’t even have to read the names anymore…

  • Anderson Silva

    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.

    • Winter

      Not playing Ichiro in RF already cost us 2 runs.

      Wait, what?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Good thing we’re still resting guys…

  • Winter

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Who is that home plate Ump? Jerrangellaz Mealsadiaz Hernandez?

  • Winter

    Not playing Ichiro in RF already cost us 2 runs.

    Wait, what?

  • OldYanksFan

    “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.

  • D23

    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.

  • Eddard

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Haha. Vern-o

    You still stink

  • Wheels

    Wells owed us that.

  • Justin

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

  • Elton Cod

    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.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    VERNON LOL

  • Cy Pettitte

    first HR since May 15 wow lol

  • Lukaszek

    Sometime, somewhere, hell just froze over

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Overbay protecting Nix in the lineup.

  • Laz

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

  • JGYank

    Talk about using the short porch. Only in YS.

  • Eddard

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Wow Nix.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees have to be one of the worst baserunning teams

  • Anderson Silva

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

    • Anderson Silva

      .241 OBP, .541 OPS against lefties

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Fallacy of the pre-determined pickoff move.

  • Lukaszek

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

    • Lukaszek

      This is kinda random, but is it legal to lie on a McDonalds job application?

      • ropeadope

        Betty Lizard is the resident site legal specialist. If she doesn’t see this, wait for one of her comments and ask at that time.

  • D23

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

  • Wheels

    Tie this up here Romine

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • Wheels

      Yes. Yes. 2 out, 2 run homer. No.

  • Elton Cod

    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!!

  • D23

    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!

  • nsalem

    and it was Branch Rickey who made the comment to Kiner

  • Eddard

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh come on Nix

  • Eddard

    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?

    • MannyGeee

      Professional Ball Player.
      -John Sterling

  • Crime Dog

    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.

    • JGYank

      He is a platoon player or at least should be. But it could be worse. He is good defensively too.

  • Wheels

    jesus. and at least try to cover first CC

    • nsalem

      CC’s got no wheels

  • Eddard

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wow.

  • Darren

    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]

  • Kramerica Industries

    I don’t even mind that call.

    The neighborhood play sucks.

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

      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

        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

  • nsalem

    Is Chris related to Ted?

  • Cy Pettitte

    walking Chris Nelson with the bases loaded hahahaha

  • David N

    Well this has escalated quickly.

  • Eddard

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

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

    CC would be doing fine with average defense.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Way to go, C.C.

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

  • Anderson Silva

    no command against righties

  • Eddard

    So CC can move a little bit.

  • ropeadope

    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?

    • forensic

      I had trouble with it too.

      • ropeadope

        Thank you forensic, much appreciated.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • JGYank

    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

      Fallacy of the preconceived outcome, on both counts.

    • WhittakerWalt

      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.

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Wheels

    Mike Witt.

  • Darren

    Mike Witt

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • JGYank

    This is why Grandy should be higher in the lineup.

    • MannyGeee

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

      • JGYank

        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.

  • WhittakerWalt

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

    • MannyGeee

      Professional. Baseball. Player…

  • MannyGeee

    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.

  • Wheels

    CC got the message.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    CC hauling ass. wow.

  • Wheels

    Sori! yessir

  • David N

    A lead! A lead! We’ve got a lead!

  • Dro413

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

  • Lukaszek

    SORIAAANOOO

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano! nice.

  • nsalem

    Sori hits one After Nuney singles

  • Anderson Silva

    SORI!!!

  • Slu

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

  • Eddard

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

  • WhittakerWalt

    TOO MANY HOMAHHHHHS

    • Slu

      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.

  • Eddard

    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.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Maybe you should add one more incredibly obvious thing to that list.

  • JGYank

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Yardwork Grandy

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I have my own Yankeeography

    • Wheels

      only on YES

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Crime Dog

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

    • Eddard

      Yes he did. He must have forgot Soriano just got to the club.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Shutdown inning, PLEASE.

    • WhittakerWalt

      SMH

  • MannyGeee

    Chris Nelson gets all the bases on balls… Ugh

  • Eddard

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • WhittakerWalt

      Arnold Babar.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Wow, massive reply fail. Not my fault!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • Wheels

      c’mon Overbay

      • Wheels

        wrong spot. nice Fletch reference above

  • Eddard

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

  • Frank

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

  • Eddard

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

  • Mr. Miyagi

    Finish him!

  • JGYank

    Tex gets that.

    • Darren

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

  • Wheels

    grrr

  • Frank

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

    • The Real Greg

      Defense

      • Frank

        I guess 3 walks don’t count.

    • nsalem

      What meltdown Frank???? He should have had five outs this inning and didn’t give up a run.

      /badtrollingboy

  • Cy Pettitte

    catch a fucking foul pop god

  • JGYank

    And that too. Lol

  • Eddard

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Shoddy D but CC also sucks tonight.

  • The Real Greg

    NELSON LEFT TOO SOON

  • Frank

    Bailed out by bad call.

  • Cy Pettitte

    bailed out. so lucky.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Wheels

    Sweet!

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Chirs Nelson strikes again!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Embedded Yankee

  • David N

    Chris Nelson cementing his True Yankee status.

  • JGYank

    Nice Nelson! better than Lillibridge and Cruz.

  • Frank

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

    • The Real Greg

      6IP 2ER. Not mediocre to me

      • Darren

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

        • The Real Greg

          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.

  • The Real Greg

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nelson to the rescue!

  • ropeadope

    Most nervewracking shut-down inning ever?

  • JonS

    Tape machines rollin’?

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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?

    • JonS

      It was close but shouldn’t have been made considering where the ump had to look.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

    • nsalem

      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.

  • JGYank

    Sciosca is just doing that to piss him off too.

  • The Real Greg

    He could have gotten Overbay at 2nd

  • nsalem

    Meant Eddard

  • Eddard

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

  • nsalem

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

    • The Real Greg

      You mean Eddard

      • nsalem

        Yes sorry Greg

      • Crime Dog

        But we heard from Greg!

    • nsalem

      Meant Eddard

  • The Real Greg

    Was afraid the runner wasn’t going to score there

  • Eddard

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

  • Wheels

    Mr. Soriano.

  • Crime Dog

    Let’s see Betances throw an inning or two tonight

    • The Real Greg

      If they get a 4 run lead, you will probably see that.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Six runs? SIX runs?!?!

  • Kiko Jones

    Fonsi strikes again!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Stat padder….

    :) :p

  • SDB

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-double!

  • 28 this year

    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.

  • Kramerica Industries

    How do we hashtag the Nelson miscue?

    #EarlyDepartureThatTurnedTheSeasonAround?

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      #ChrisNelsonEmbeddedYankee

  • Lukaszek

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

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Eddard

    THE BRONX BOMBERS ARE BACK! 8 RUNS!!!!! DOUBLES AND HRS!!!!!!

  • JGYank

    Thank you Angels pitching.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      to have him come in for one batter after sitting on the bench for half an hour is so stupid, wow.

      • The Real Greg

        Maybe in terms of injury risk.

        But in the end Kelley gets the job done.

    • The Real Greg

      If the Yankees hadn’t scored any runs, Girardi probably doesn’t do that. Having a 5 run lead changed things.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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

      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.

  • Eddard

    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.

    • JGYank

      Remember we are facing a bad pitching staff.

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

        Still doing more than we normally do against bad pitching, which is pretty much exactly what we do with good pitching. 1-2 runs.

  • JonS

    Holy tits…

  • Now Batting

    Look at the jugs on that soldier.

  • JonS

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

  • Chasing Headley

    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.

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

    Bah….

  • Wheels

    Warning track power.

  • Kiko Jones

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

  • nsalem

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • The Real Greg

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

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

      I can’t blame him. The way this season is going,and the umps have been ineffective.

    • JGYank

      I want to see him put on a show. He has been calm so far.

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

    That was a fair ball.

    Rookie ump mistake.

    • True Pinstriped Blue

      False, but he did a shitty job of getting out to see it. He didn’t even make the call on it.

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

    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

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

    • nsalem

      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

      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)

        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?

  • nsalem

    Austins over .200

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Naved

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Whee. A laugher.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Joe Blanton comes out of the pen now? Wow.

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

      You pitch to a 2-13 record. :p

  • Cy Pettitte

    can we see Betances tonight, please?

  • Get Phelps Up

    9 runs at YS is a new season high!

    • Get Phelps Up

      And so is 12 runs!

    • The Real Greg

      Make that 12

  • Lukaszek

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

    Offense…Did you just say ‘offense’?

    Yes sir, offense with or without nuts

    Offense? Offense! OFFENSE! OFFENSE!!! OFFEEENSE!!! OOOFFFEEENNNSSSEEE!!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    SORIANO

  • Wheels

    SORI! helluva game

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

    You just gotta love the short porch.

  • Eddard

    THE BRONX BOMBERS ARE BACK!!!!!!

    • fabricio

      fucking A man hell yes

  • fabricio

    fuck yes!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano heating up!!

  • JonS

    So about that stat retiring 18 of 19…

  • 28 this year

    What is this sorcery?

  • SeventhAce

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

  • Kiko Jones

    FONSI!!!

  • SDB

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

    I love it.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Holy crap, this is fun!

  • JonS

    Can we see those tits again?

  • Cobra Kai

    Sweep the leg. No Mercy

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    A-Rod will get drilled

  • Get Phelps Up

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

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

      I have no clue what the Angels saw in him over Greinke. Blanton was not an excellent NL pitcher.

  • number 21

    Yankees scoring double digit run? what?!

  • David N

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

  • Lukaszek

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • The Real Greg

    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

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

    Betances for the Top of the 9th?

    • The Real Greg

      If not, I hope Joe has some answers ready

  • Jack P

    NOW GO GET ON THOSE WAIVER WIRES NOW CASHMAN

  • JGYank

    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.

    • Jack P

      What a debbie downer… seriously .

      • JGYank

        It’s great but it’s one win man. We have a lot of work to do to get back in this. CC walked 6 and this team still has holes. The odds aren’t exactly in our favor.

  • nsalem

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

    • The Real Greg

      You pitch Betances in the 9th.

    • The Real Greg

      Well he’s out now.

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

      Resting the rest of the bullpen I would believe.

      • nsalem

        Should have been Joba or Claiborne’s inning.

  • nsalem

    All the trolls have disappeared.

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

    Strike that, Betances is here now.

  • Jack P

    YES LETS GO DELLEN!!!!!!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Dellin! Get it, kid!

    …..pssst throw strikes

  • JonS

    Yea!! We get to see Dellin!

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Dellin!!

  • The Real Greg

    And it starts to rain

  • Chasing Headley

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Are you kidding me?!?!

  • Jack P

    ahhhh cmon!!!!!!

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

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

  • Wheels

    Auspicious debut.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • nsalem

    anyone catch the speed of his one pitch?

    • Wheels

      They never showed it.

    • RkyMtnYank

      was wondering that too? nice location though

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

        MLB GameDay doesn’t have it either. Did have the Nasty Factor of 44.

    • True Pinstriped Blue

      94

  • David N

    And…rain.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Are you KIDDING me!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • Mr Miyagi

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

  • your mom

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

  • Kramerica Industries

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

    • Get Phelps Up

      Teams really should start pitching around him and make Matt Wieters and his 91 OPS+ beat them. Especially in that situation with a base open.

      • SDB

        Future Yankee Matt Wieters, you mean? (According to Buck Showalter, of course..)

  • Kramerica Industries

    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

      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

      Red Sox are 7-4 in extra innings this season

      • Kramerica Industries

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

        • Get Phelps Up

          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

      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

        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.

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

    Or we are getting to finish the game. Alright.

  • RkyMtnYank

    sweetness!

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

    3 pitch strike out.

    Betances on excellence.

  • vicki

    what’s up, homewreckers?

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

    *drunk, obviously, drunk.

  • TomQ

    That was like an at bat against Joba ’07.

  • Wheels

    Not bad. not bad at all

    • Jack P

      DAMNIT i missed it, game over?

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • Wheels

    Blowout city tonite

  • Kramerica Industries

    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

      you really need to shut it.

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

    • RkyMtnYank

      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 ….

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Poor Joe Blanton.

    • vicki

      white flag if ever there was one.

  • Charles

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

  • The Real Greg

    He needs to mix his pitches more

    • Cy Pettitte

      yea, just pumping in 96 over and over again is gonna get hit

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

    All of a sudden the good feelings about Betances disappear.

    He looks shitty.

  • RkyMtnYank

    damn, that sucks!

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • Pat D

    This has turned rather quickly for Mr. Betances.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • nsalem

      I think he has a little more to show than this to be considered a closer.

  • Wheels

    Aw mannnn. Shit

  • SDB

    if only Nuneee could fucking throw.

    • Wheels

      for real.

  • Wj

    Dellin is getting hammered

  • your mom

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

  • Wj

    Feeling he gets dfad for a bat tom.

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • your mom

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • nsalem

    twas quite the fleeting loving affair.

  • Kramerica Industries

    wtf is going on out there?

    • The Real Greg

      Betances got lit up.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Joba in to bail out Joba?

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    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!

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Anyone on the Yankees other than Cano**

    • Lukaszek

      Shoulda picker Vern bro. When’s the next time Wells is gonna get a hit?

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        I wasn’t even sure he was playing today, part of what makes it tough is that you have to check the lnieups before the deadline. I had Gardner in but had to swap since he didn’t start.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Miguel Cabrera is 0-3 so far tonight. If that holds up I think that will ensure that nobody wins.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Oh yea without a doubt lol.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    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)

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

  • Kiko Jones

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

    • Travis L.

      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.

  • nycsportzfan

    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 sleeping..lol I’m so happy!

    Lets hope they win tonight because its my bday!

  • dkidd

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

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    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.

  • SDB

    Ha. Another walkoff against the O’s!

    • Get Phelps Up

      And a blown save for Johnson!

      Also, genius Buck Showalter letting Goldschmidt face a sidearm LHP.