Game 120: Finish the Sweep

(Rich Schultz/Getty)

(Rich Schultz/Getty)

The Yankees are on something of a hot streak at the moment, winning each of their last four games and five of the last six. They’ve also won the first three games of this series against an Angels team that feels like they’re a long way off from contention despite all the big moves in recent offseasons.

A win today gives New York a rare-four game sweep and increases their small chances of going to the postseason. They’re playing with house money now, expectations are pretty low. That can lead to a lot of fun and excitement, believe it or not. Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander C.J. Wilson:

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

And on the mound is right-hander Phil Hughes, who will look to provide that elusive 5+ innings start for the first time in almost a month now. He’s failed to complete five frames in each of his last three starts and in four of his last six starts. Ugly.

It’s another perfect baseball weather day in New York, so they won’t have any problems getting this game in. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Update: Derek Jeter (calf) is unlikely to come off the DL when eligible on Sunday. “I wouldn’t think so,” said Joe Girardi. The Cap’n has been playing catch and taking batting practice, but he’s yet to run full speed. Considering how quickly he got re-injured the first two times he came off the DL, expect the team to be a little more careful now.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Kramerica Industries says:

    Most importantly, a Yankee W would FINALLY lift them into that “top five” of the wild card race.

    I’m getting tired of seeing the Rays, A’s, Orioles, Indians, and Royals, and no Yankees. Can fix that today.

  2. WhittakerWalt says:

    Too bad Reggie Willits isn’t still on the Halos. He’d hit his first career homer off of Hughsie.

  3. Gonzo says:

    C’mon Phil! Bring home the bacon.

  4. trr says:

    Dear Phil Hughes,
    Please don’t suck today.
    Thank you and best regards,

  5. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Dear Phil Hughes,

    Don’t worry. Soriano’s got your back.


  6. dkidd says:

    let’s sweep these phuckers

  7. Wheels says:

    Keep it going Yanks!

  8. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Fine…I’ll join in….a game thread…..during a Phil Hughes start. Why does that not sound like a good idea?

    I won’t be around much, though. About to enter two back-to-back meetings.

    Just stay out of the way enough to make it five in a row, Phil. Just stay out of the goddamn way.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      Yeah. I’m at work, and thus, a Bored Peckerhead.

      I know I’ll regret this, though.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        One of the top reasons I’m here is because you’re here, Jim.

        Does that much male love make others uncomfortable on here? Good.

  9. Tim says:

    Whats the deal with the 5th spot in the lineup? Its like the spot Girardi rewards a .250 hitter who has been playing all season rather then someone who should be batting there. Overbay should never be 5th and Granderson 7th. And today Wells 5th? Great. He must really be concerned about batting Nunez and Romine back to back.

    • The Real Greg says:

      That and Wells has hit .311 against lefties this year.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      I mean I’m just not going to lose a lot of sleep over the decision between Wells and Ichiro.

      • Tim says:

        It wasnt a Wells vs. Ichiro comment who by the way gets a ton of flak on this website despite being one of the only players who has consistently produced all year. It was a Wells vs Granderson batting order switch. Who would you have rather just been up with the bases loaded?

  10. Eddard says:

    Score in the double digits again and Hughes can win. He has to at least get through 5 against this depleted lineup, doesn’t he? Sweep and put the pressure on the Rays, As and Rangers.

  11. Pat D says:

    I’m missing this game because I’m going to the movies.

    Horrors upon horrors, I guess I’m not a real fan.

  12. Dan in Athens says:

    I assume that Warren was up and warming as soon as Hughes starting throwing his eight warm ups.

  13. Get Phelps Up says:

    I really love these weekday day games. Don’t ruin it Phil.

  14. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Sterling: “….all the kids behind Hughes are injured, like Phelps, Nuno, and the kid from Seattle…..”

  15. Anderson Silva says:

    Romine has to make a better throw than that. That was pathetic.

  16. Kramerica Industries says:

    Remember how much the Yankees suck in Anaheim?

    Conversely, the Angels are only 6-18 in the Bronx since the new Stadium opened.

  17. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Seeing In Play, Run(s) for an opposing team, on mlb gameday, is one of the lowlights of my life.

  18. Kramerica Industries says:

    Doesn’t take Phil long to suck, does it?

  19. trr says:

    Hughes is on his way….

  20. The Real Greg says:

    Location looked okay but you might have wanted to pitch more carefully to Hamilton

  21. Anderson Silva says:

    Phil Hughes, still terrible.

  22. Wheels says:

    Damnit Hughes.

  23. Kramerica Industries says:

    Phil has now jumped back over the 5.00 ERA mark.

  24. The Real Greg says:

    And people actually believed that they would have gotten something of value in return for him?

  25. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Well, we have an offense now, so the game’s not over yet.

    I think. I don’t really remember how baseball works.

  26. The Real Greg says:

    Look some more at that strike Brett

  27. HughesClosedHisTwitterAcct says:

    “Finish the sweep”?

    Didn’t you know P-Hu is pitching? The only “sweep” he “finishes” is one the Yankees lose.

  28. Wheels says:

    Ugh. Creamed that ball though

  29. Anderson Silva says:

    fuck, what a bad break. But Sori should have run harder.

  30. Anderson Silva says:

    Why can’t we get Wells at 1B and Ichiro at RF against lefties? Much better than Overbay against lefties.

  31. The Real Greg says:

    I’m guessing judging from the where it was hit that the ball caromed right back to Schuck.

  32. Get Phelps Up says:

    I hope Sori saves some of this for Fenway.

  33. Kramerica Industries says:

    He was safe, by the way.

  34. pat says:

    “Finish the Sweep”? you mean SWEEP THE LEG?

  35. HughesClosedHisTwitterAcct says:

    Listening on the radio, but willing to bet money Soriano stood at the plate and watched his “single.”

  36. The Real Greg says:

    Yankees defense has been really suspect of late.

  37. Elton Cod says:

    All I ask is that this offensive hot streak (Soriano’s in particular) continues through the weekend. Non-shitty pitching will obviously make a difference and regression to the mean is obviously going to happen – but still, it would be nice to fuck up Boston before that happens, because fuck Boston.

    I made a joke about it the other day, but I was half-serious, with the way Hughes/Pettite have been pitching now would be the perfect time for Freddy Garcia to show up and have his one OK month. I miss him.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      I’m embarrassed to admit that I was just thinking “Where’s Sweaty Freddy?”

    • Elton Cod says:

      Okay, Hughes looked almost decent after that Vernon Wells clusterfuck. But we still need a spot starter for Tuesday, Freddy would be perfect for the day game.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      I miss 2011 Freddy.

      2012 Freddy has damaged goods.

      • Elton Cod says:

        In July I think he had an ERA of less than 4. He never went less than 5 innings and never gave up more than 4 runs – he even had 3 runs in 7.1 innings once. I guess Pettite has actually been a little better than that lately, his Chicago game excluded, while Hughes has been a little worse, though today looks hopeful.

        Funny, though, how last year 3/4 runs in 5/6 innings felt serviceable if not great – enough to work with given the offense. While this year 3/4 runs in 5/6 innings usually feels like a death sentence.

  38. The Real Greg says:

    Just saw the replay.

    How did Soriano think that was going to be a home run? It was a line drive shot. I know the wall is short but come on.

  39. Paulie clearly never uses the Ohio Turnpike. Has EZ-Pass and has tollbooths.

  40. Anderson Silva says:

    He has a good FB today.

  41. mt says:

    Kay does make a good point – fans can go crazy about Cano and Soriano (forgot how much Sori waits at plate – I actually think he is worse than Cano on balls he think he has hit out) but if Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman and/or Derek Jeter (and other teammates) have either said nothing or said something but players have ignored we all will continue to pull your hair out.

    • mt says:

      I have also heard Girardi and Cashman say in past they have no problem with Cano’s way of playing – now they may say that for public consumption and say somehting differently to Cano privately. On other hand, they may ignore because they may feel it is better to “pick your battles” on something deemed more critical with Yankees’star player.

    • Lukaszek says:

      It was a bit surprising that Soriano started doing the homerun trot on two balls that barely left the ballpark. Kinda concerning

  42. Kramerica Industries says:

    FWIW, if this were 2014 and Soriano were safe, he would be at 2nd.

    Breaking news coming out today that instant replay will be expanded to all on-field calls, sans balls and strikes, and managers will have up to three challenges per game.

    Congrats, Tex! You are retroactively safe in all of our hearts.

    • Jerry Meals be damned.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Omar Infante is also retroactively out.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        But seriously, that’s great news. I’m interested if they think a foul tip hitting the dirt is considered balls and strikes. It will also be interesting to find out if judgement calls (like the infield fly in Atlanta) can be contested.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Took me a second to figure this one out.

        Not sure it would’ve changed the outcome of that game or that series. Probably not. But it sure as hell didn’t help, with the way Boone Logan fell apart afterwards.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          Yeah probably, but If Cano was safe in the first inning in game 1 there’s a pretty good chance the outcome could be different.

          • Kramerica Industries says:

            That whole series was just a nightmare in every possible way.

            Didn’t they have the bases loaded in the first two innings against Fister, and then somebody drilled one off his pitching hand, which somehow gave it a good deflection to turn into an out, and then Fister settled down after that?

            Whatever it was, the only excitement in those four games came from Ibanez and Hiroki.

            • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

              Didn’t that series get canceled? I don’t really remember anything after winning the ALDS.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:


      It’s not the worst, and I’m glad they had the central offices thing in there. Leap in the right direction.

    • RetroRob says:

      Question is would Girardi have used one of his challenges for that play at second, especially since Soriano didn’t argue?

  43. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    My MLB Gameday watching prowess leads me to believe that was a great AB by Alex.

  44. RetroRob says:

    Nice AB by A-Rod. Even if he didn’t get a hit, drove up the pitch count, a lost skill to this team for much of this year.

  45. The Real Greg says:

    That’s a good at bat by Wells as well.

  46. Wheels says:

    Tired of Vernon Wells.

  47. Eddard says:

    Come on Nuney. Hit a double in the gap.

  48. Anderson Silva says:

    good take, nice walk!

  49. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    I’m so confused by this team that doesn’t go 1-2-3 every inning any more.

  50. Harris says:

    I’m still baffled as to why Ichiro doesn’t play against lefties when he has a reverse split… anyone care to explain?

  51. Anderson Silva says:

    This is bullshit. Overbay cannot hit lefties. Why insist on this when you have better options?

  52. nycsportzfan says:

    Is there anyway we will get compensation for Overbay in next yrs draft?

  53. MannyGeee says:

    Sterling just tried to convince us that Konerko is good. Like really good.

    In other news, John Sterling is not aware that its not 2009 anymore.

  54. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Well that was an irritating end to that inning.

  55. nycsportzfan says:

    When hughes was coming up through the minors wasen’t he known for having a devestating curve as well as the heater? I could’ve sworn he did. If so, what ever happened to that pitch?

  56. Get Phelps Up says:

    Even though we didn’t score any runs, we’re still building up Wilson’s pitch count. Something else that’s great to finally be able to do.

  57. Dan in Athens says:

    Paulie must eat about 6500 calories a day and have the metabolism of a humming bird.

  58. The Real Greg says:

    Konerko would have been an interesting choice. Unfortunately all the trading action occurred too late to prevent the Yankees sliding

  59. nycsportzfan says:

    Good start for hughes. It’d be a big boost going into boston series if we can get a win in game Hughes started.

  60. dkidd says:

    hughes’ indifferent body language is irritating

  61. The Real Greg says:

    That was Stewart like from Romine

  62. Kramerica Industries says:

    Jeez, if it was the barrel of the bat that counted there.

  63. Anderson Silva says:

    fuck that was close

  64. Kramerica Industries says:

    Definitely safe there.

  65. Eddard says:

    Now get that run in. Gardner should be playing everyday and this is why.

  66. Wheels says:

    nice Gardy. safe

  67. Anderson Silva says:

    not going to see a FB close to the plate

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sori is unstoppable

  69. Anderson Silva says:

    YEAH! Thanks for the infielders in!

  70. OldYanksFan says:

    Man… Gritner can run. Didn’t think he could get 3 on that hit.

  71. nycsportzfan says:


  72. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    See Phil? Told you Soriano had your back.

    *Ignores Gardner’s triple*

  73. OldYanksFan says:

    And MAN!!!! The camera work is great!

  74. nycsportzfan says:


  75. Eddard says:

    Has Cashman been fired yet? Hal must be grinning ear to ear right now.

  76. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I love how Eddard kept saying this was a guaranteed loss. The Yankees were actually favored going into the game.

  77. Wheels says:

    Sori! getting it done

  78. The Real Greg says:

    That’s a mistake by Wilson. He threw him a cutter 3-2. Should have thrown a curveball there

  79. Cool Lester Smooth says:




  80. Anderson Silva says:

    Comon Alex, bust it open!

  81. RetroRob says:

    Hopefully Cano made it to first on the single

  82. dkidd says:

    nice to see so many long at-bats. this actually feels like a yankee game

  83. MannyGeee says:

    I smell an A-Bonb coming on.

  84. Kramerica Industries says:

    No rally-killing DP here, ARod.

  85. Anderson Silva says:

    that 2-0 looked like a ball

  86. Cy Pettitte says:


  87. nycsportzfan says:

    haha! Awesome!

  88. Kramerica Industries says:

    Trumbo never got a good jump on that.

  89. RetroRob says:

    There’s magic in that bat, magic!

    Could see he misread that every step of the way.

  90. Dale Mohorcic says:

    the look on scioscia’s face after no one caught that pop was easily worth $100.

  91. Anderson Silva says:

    hanger… he needs to crush that

  92. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Pinch hit pinch hit pinch hit!

  93. Bryan says:

    What is going on??? My Mlb tv link has completely stopped working

  94. Wheels says:

    Haha! yeah!

  95. The Real Greg says:

    Here comes the Wells hate. I just know it.

  96. Kramerica Industries says:

    Why wasn’t that an infield fly?

    • RetroRob says:

      The infielder has to show he basically has the ball lined up and is in command of the play before the umpire can signal infield fly. That was never the case. Trumbo was lost from the first second.

  97. Anderson Silva says:

    fundamentally sound Angels!

  98. Jigga says:

    Why is Wells hitting ahead of Granderson? It’s not a lefty righty thing, Alex is a righty.

  99. CUYanks says:

    Official scorer trying to get Alex to 3000 hits.

  100. 28 this year says:


  101. Mandy Stankiewicz says:

    Totally forgot this was a day game.

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    for fucks sake, he couldn’t just make one out?

  103. Kramerica Industries says:

    Sure love having Vernon in the #5 spot.

  104. The Real Greg says:

    And the Girardi haters have arrived.

  105. Anderson Silva says:

    What a fucking joke.

    At least they can start fresh next inning with Granderson, the BETTER hitter. Fuck Girardi’s logic.

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

    Just a little reminder that a couple better faces in the lineup doesn’t make Wells, whoever is today’s catcher, whoever is today’s shortstop, and Overbay disappear. We still don’t have a particularly great offense.

  107. Eddard says:

    They should just play Ichiro against lefties. Better defense and offense. Wilson is throwing so many pitches he’ll be out soon so they better put Ichiro in.

  108. Anderson Silva says:

    Time for Hughes to give it back. It was too good to be true.

  109. Kramerica Industries says:

    So the double play suddenly becomes a runner on 3rd and none outs.


  110. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    I’ll admit, I much prefer complaining about 1 run innings and stranded base runners to what we were complaining about from May-July. Way better than watching 15-20 guys in a row go down weakly.

  111. Cy Pettitte says:

    wasted opportunity, now Hughes will give up some runs.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Whether they wasted the chance or not, Hughes could have still given up some runs. Look at his line this year

      • Wheels says:

        I think you argue sometimes just to argue.

        • The Real Greg says:

          I argue because people blame the manager when it could have easily gone the other way.

          Wells hits .311 against lefties this year. That’s why he’s in there. That is sound logic.

          • Anderson Silva says:

            Overbay is OBPing under .280 against lefties. Ichiro is actually good against lefties. One should be playing, the other not. But Girardi has them mixed up.

            Also, Wells should never hit ahead of Granderson. That is sound logic.

            • The Real Greg says:

              That’s why I think Paul Konerko would have been an interesting pickup. And I’m not playing Wells at first base. Period.

              And of course Granderson could have easily struck out or hit into a DP there too.

              So in the end there should be no criticism.

              • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

                “So in the end there should be no criticism.”

                Greg, I’m not sure why you don’t understand that this is a baseball blog. We’re allowed and, in fact, encouraged to, talk about things, to include criticizing managerial decisions.

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

    Greg in fine “annoying the Hell out of everybody” form today, I see.

  113. Anderson Silva says:

    no put away pitch, that’s why he gave up that run

  114. Anderson Silva says:

    So predictable. He only has that goddamn fastball on the outside corner. They are on to him now.

  115. Cy Pettitte says:

    hahaha Hughes is such a turd.

  116. nycsportzfan says:

    Chris Nelson just hit one out against

  117. Eddard says:

    Hughes has hit a new low. Chris Nelson wasn’t even good enough to make our C team.

  118. Dan in Athens says:

    Sixth straight pitch outside. Paul that is merely a symptom of the problem – Hughes is an idiot who does not know how to pitch. What a piece of shit.

  119. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Hey, I looked at my phone just in time for a Chris Nelson homer.

  120. Kramerica Industries says:

    #obligatoryhomer to Chris Nelson?

    That’s just awful, Phil.

  121. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    THIS at bat is indicative of a lack of put away pitch.

    • Anderson Silva says:

      ALL his Ks were on fastballs. He does not have a put away pitch. It took 3 innings, but they have adjusted.

  122. The Real Greg says:

    Didn’t even try to pitch him inside. How stupid is that. Sooner or later he will adjust to where you are pitching him.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      True. If you’re going to rely basically 100% on your fastball, you can’t just throw it in the same place over and over and over.

  123. Wheels says:

    Chris Nelson, Hughes? jeez

  124. Anderson Silva says:

    Nothing but FBs. So glad Girardi is conceding defeat by staying with him.

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

    I never used to say this, but after this year I think it’s fair: I REALLY hate Hughes. Good luck in Seattle or San Diego or whatever other team with a big ballpark who will take you.

  126. Dan in Athens says:

    Well, 4th inning. Hughes closing in on 80 pitches? Check. 3 runs in? Check. Homer? Check. Ton of two strike contact? Check.

    The best thing he can do for this team is to never pitch for the Yankees again.

    14 million offer my ass.

  127. Kramerica Industries says:


    Well, the Upton brothers are insanely obvious. I’ll need a second to try and figure out the other duo on the same team.

  128. MannyGeee says:

    shitty. Hughesy is making it REEALLY hard to defend him

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    wonder is Mark Feinsand is still defending Hughes lol

  130. Frank says:

    Classic Hughes. 10 pitch AB after getting ahead 0-2. Can’t throw anything but a straight FB/shitty slider. HR. Nothing like Hughes to bring Yanks’ fans back down to earth. Just start Warren in his place. Hughes continues to give this team 0 chance of winning.

  131. The Real Greg says:

    Just another failure of the Yankees development system.

  132. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hmm, it’s gotta be Chicago with Jon and Jordan Danks.

  133. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on Nuny, lets steal 2B here! Nice hitting by the way. This kid can swing the bat!

  134. Kramerica Industries says:

    Shocked to see Overbay have a worthless AB against a LHP.

  135. MannyGeee says:

    Oh shit, Suzyn just said Nunez musta had velcro on the inside of his helmet for a few days since this is the first time he’s lost it in a while.


  136. The Real Greg says:

    needed a RH 1st baseman.

  137. nycsportzfan says:

    This is the kinda game that makes me wish we had Randy Ruiz up here and playing 1B.

  138. Anderson Silva says:

    Overbay overmatched once again. Please keep starting him against lefties!

  139. wedge says:

    please dont come back overbay, its not fair how bad you are

  140. Joba/hughes pile of shit says:

    Please do not offer hughes a quilify offer for the draft pick

  141. wedge says:

    gardner mays hayes

  142. Anderson Silva says:

    first pitch popup, another 2 stranded. They really don’t want to win this game.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      Dude. It’s frustrating, but we’ve had 2-3 baserunners every inning the last 3 innings. Wilson’s not making it past 5, and we get to see LAA’s bullpen. This game is ending 9-7, and I don’t know who’s going to have 9.

  143. The Real Greg says:

    8 hits. But 7 singles and the only run that was scored was on the 1 extra base hit

  144. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    Gah Brett where was triple #2?

  145. Anderson Silva says:

    everytime I hear this story about the Yankees’ interest in Trout, I think to myself how the Yankees would have screwed up Trout’s development.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      I’m not asking this to be a peckerhead. Is it easier for you to just be negative about everything? Does it become easier to deal with failure? I’m legitimately curious.

      Because, and though the Trout story is so stupid and we never would have had him even if we passed on Tex, it’s much more fun to think about the current version of Trout playing for us.

      • Anderson Silva says:

        Believe me, I’d love to have the current version of Trout playing for us. Unfortunately, the recent past has shown that the closer our top prospects get to the big leagues, the worse they get (injuries and/or ineffectiveness).

        I think it’s time we acknowledge that this team has a broken minor league system incapable of developing good players consistently.

  146. Kramerica Industries says:

    Now Michael Kay falling into the inane fallacy that it was Teixeira that cost the Yankees Trout.

    Do some damn research.

  147. CUYanks says:

    Enough with the Mike Trout misinformation. Angels would have picked him in their first pick likely if the Yankees still had that pick.

  148. Anderson Silva says:

    wow, got lucky with that

  149. Eddard says:

    “Joba Chamberlain is up”

    Joe must be conceding the game and getting ready for Boston. I knew this was an automatic loss.

  150. Kramerica Industries says:

    Thought for sure Soriano had screwed it up.

  151. Get Phelps Up says:

    People, it’s 3-1. And the Angels bullpen looms.

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

    Nelson having a great game.

  153. Anderson Silva says:

    Nelson is killing us today.

  154. Anderson Silva says:


  155. Anderson Silva says:

    brilliant idea! More Wells hitting 5th, less runs!

  156. wedge says:

    need to cut wells so girardi cant play him

  157. Steve T says:

    Um, quality start for Hughes?

    • Frank says:

      I’m sure that’s what his apologists will say.

      • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

        Ummmm nope. That’s what it was. By definition. 6 innings or more, 3 runs or less, quality start.

        Now, I’m not hughes apologist, I don’t want him back, his starts are immensely frustrating. But this was a quality start.

        • Frank says:

          If you want to go strictly by a definition someone arbitrarily created for what constitutes a QS, then yes it is. I just don’t subscribe to that definition.

  158. Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

    I called it. Me and my pollyanna outlook. I pronounce this start “Gritty”.

  159. Kramerica Industries says:

    Can we please end the Overbay/LHP experiment already?

  160. Anderson Silva says:

    Wells: 0-3, 5 LOB
    Overbay: 0-3, 4 LOB

    Thanks Girardi!

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      Thanks Obama!

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        You have taken a bullet for every Yankee fan on this thread today, Jim. May your purple heart be enshrined in Monument Park….

        …and that other stadium you frequent, but we won’t talk about here.

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

    Wow, our offense is demoralizing.

  162. Eddard says:

    Just pick up Paulie Konerko and give him a shot. He can’t be any worse against LHP.

  163. Kramerica Industries says:

    I’m pretty disappointed that Wilson is still out there in the 7th.

  164. Dan in Athens says:

    How in the hell is a guy still in with 121 pitches when you are this far out of the playoffs? Unconscionable.

  165. Kramerica Industries says:

    All I remember of ARod/Jepsen is ARod popping up with the bases loaded in that game the Yankees nearly came back from 10-5 in the 9th to win.

  166. MannyGeee says:

    Ready for Boos in 3…..2……

  167. Anderson Silva says:

    yep, so glad they got to their pen. They still can’t do shit

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

    Remember when they were going to get their pen early? Good times, man, good times.

  169. Anderson Silva says:

    terrible break by Gardner, he would have gotten it had he read it right

  170. Kramerica Industries says:

    A former Yankees’ traveling secretary died?

    Damn. I know my friend George would like that, but I can’t think of anyone else. RIP, buddy.

  171. MannyGeee says:

    So, Trout being who he is… would you/could you send him on the IBB and try and catch a rookie pitcher off guard with a lob throw from Logan?

    Not saying its the ideal play, but it would be an interesting play…

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Rookie catcher? I’m sort of not following.

      • MannyGeee says:

        IS Romine still in the game?

        I am saying, on the IBB to Trumbo with Trout on 2B, would you consider catching Romine and Logan off guard by stealing the base…

        You figure Romine is a rookie and Logan is sorta lobbing the ball in on the IBB. There is as good a chance Romine blows the throw to 3rd as there is that they catch a super speedy Trout stealing.

        Just idle musings while the Angels butt rape Logan. Thats all.

  172. Cy Pettitte says:

    what a fucking joke. Chris Nelson now has 2 HR this year.

  173. Anderson Silva says:

    BS. Wilson got that pitch all game long.

  174. Anderson Silva says:

    How do you leave Logan in there? How do you not bring in DRob in this spot?

  175. Karl Krawfid says:

    3-1 game lets not bring D-Rob in to hold it.


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

    This game sucked.

  177. Kramerica Industries says:


  178. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nelson had zero HRs on the season entering the game, and now he has two alone in this game.

    That’s freaking hysterical.

  179. Eddard says:

    Just bring in Jobber now. Automatic loss every time Hughes takes the mound.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      It was wrong when you kept repeating it for the past few days, and it’s wrong now.

      The Yankees were favored going into today. If it’s such a guaranteed loss, you should be making millions betting on games.

      And Hughes pitched fine today, certainly well enough to give the Yankees a good shot at winning.

  180. Wj says:

    Yaaaaaa , better draft pick, no reason to win , might as well get a good draft pick when we dont make playoffs

  181. Kosmo says:

    sometimes it appears Girardi has his face up his ass.

  182. Robinson Tilapia says:

    On the bright side, when you mention “The Chris Nelson Game” to someone five years from now, they’ll all know what you’re talking about.

    Just take the rest of the day off of work, everyone. I cleared it with your boss.

  183. Anderson Silva says:

    They had Wilson on the ropes all game long and couldn’t do shit. And you mean to tell me that they are going to hit Doubront tomorrow? LOL

  184. stuart a says:

    where do I start.

    why have joba the hut on the team if you will not pitch him unless it is mop up time..

    as i have posted a million of times, bafoon is not as good as his #’s…

    since girardi has no confidence in joba why not have claiborne in there instead. yes claiborne pitched 1 2/3 yesterday but hey what is joba doing on the roster.

    conger 2 for 18 against lefties..

    can joba nad hughes be any bigger dissapointments??

    offense today regressed back to the norm. wells came up huge, aroid with a horrible 2 hit game.. they deserve to lose this game, because there offense sucks as it has all season..

    bottom line…

  185. nycsportzfan says:

    I’d of signed up for 3outta4 with the only loss being hughes before this series, so i’m quite pleased.

    I gotta feeling were in for a andy classic tommorow by the way. Just a hunch.

  186. Anderson Silva says:

    I don’t get why this was a choice between Logan and Joba. Why couldnt he bring in D Rob? It’s the 8th inning and the game is close and you have to keep it close. I guess Girardi had already punted this game.

  187. stuart a says:

    5 rbi’s to nelson, wow.. that is like chris stewart driving in 5..

    logan sucks and he always will.

    logan is worse then his #’s and kelly is better then his #’s.

    they gave away a game, they cannot afford to do that ever..

    joba is doing his thing. an over 5 era. you cannot make it up how friggin bad he is….

  188. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, it was so nice of Hughes to keep the momentum going heading into this crucial stretch of the season.

    5-2 on this homestand, and both losses were blowouts started by Phil Hughes. Worthless turd.

    • stuart a says:

      moron hughes gave up 3 runs in 6 innings…

      the offense SUCKS YOU MORON..

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Yes, you’re right. Phil Hughes pitched very well today. Really looked effortless and fluid while not having a 1-2-3 inning until the 6th.

  189. Cy Pettitte says:

    god Joba sucks, he isn’t even a decent mop up man

  190. Kramerica Industries says:

    And, seriously, go fuck yourself Jobber.

  191. nyyankfan_7 says:

    NO! You rotten bums! You overpaid weenies! Vernon Wells, you make my butt sting! I *detest* you! You’re all garbage! All of ya! Back up the truck! Back it up! Every one of you are poop. Bring out the pooper scooper!

  192. WhittakerWalt says:

    What’d I miss?

  193. Kiko Jones says:

    Props to Tilapia or Druids or whomever it was that boldly predicted on another RAB thread the Yanks would take 3 of 4 from the Halos. Kudos to you, sir.

  194. trr says:

    Well, this looked like fun…
    It’s tough to sweep 4 from anyone.
    On To Boston!

  195. Caballo Sin Nombre says:

    Cashman should have traded Soriano for Chris Nelson, last night. StupidCashman™!

  196. Kramerica Industries says:

    Scioscia is such a twat.

  197. Kramerica Industries says:

    Go to hell, Scioscia.

  198. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Ichiro gave away that A/B in pursuit of a hit to get to 3000. Kohn did his best to walk him but Ich wasn’t having any of it. SHould have walked & then who knows what may have happened in the inning, but of course, he popped out to Nelson at 3rd after swinging at 3 way out of the strike zone pitches during his a/b.

  199. Caballo Sin Nombre says:

    Done in by Pee Yoos and Blowgan. Well, at least the offense is still operational.

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