Game 126: Stay Hot

(Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)

(Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)

The Yankees swept a doubleheader yesterday and have won eight of their last ten games overall, possibly playing their very best baseball of the season in the process. It’s definitely their best offensive stretch, that’s for sure. They’ve scored at least eight runs five times in their last eight games after doing it five times in their previous 83 (!) games. It’s amazing what can happen when you add some legitimate Major League hitters to the lineup, ain’t it? Here’s the lineup that will face reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey:

  1. DH Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. CF Curtis Granderson
  6. SS Eduardo Nunez
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. 3B Jayson Nix
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is right-hander Adam Warren, who is making the spot start necessitated by the doubleheader. It’s his first start of the year after 24 long relief outings (3.57 ERA and 4.66 FIP), and the team only expects him to throw four or so innings. Lefty David Huff, who was working as a starter with Triple-A Scranton, will back him up.

It’s pretty hot in New York but the forecast is clear. No threat of rain or anything. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Wheels says:

    That is a crazy stat.

  2. vicki says:

    much obliged to iwakuma and the M’s. but damn, giants. have some pride.

  3. Just for the record on the umpiring crew, Adam Hamari is not umpiring today, since he was the AAA call up for the doubleheader.

    The crew chief Ted Barrett is at HP, Mike DiMuro is at 1B, Scott Barry is at 2B and Alfonso Marquez is at 3B.

  4. Eddard says:

    Oakland has lost so a W puts them within 4 of a WC. Better to use Warren tonight and Hiroki against the Rays.

  5. Eddard says:

    What route was that by Granderson?

  6. Moises Sierra recalled?

    Crap. I like his stuff, but I swear he’s a future Yankee killer.

  7. Eddard says:

    Adam looks great. He’s throwing strikes. Walks the one guy in the lineup that can hurt him.

  8. Alright, 4000 Watch begins now.

  9. Cuso says:

    He gave up a hit and a walk but his stuff looks pretty good. He might be a realistic number 5 in 2014 with the exp he’s getting this year.

    Or at least the frontrunner for swingman

  10. Havok9120 says:

    Right then. Time to pick up another game on the A’s.

    Ge dem stål!

  11. Wheels says:


  12. Eddard says:

    When Ichiro does pass Rose he’ll be the undisputed baseball hit king. What a ballplayer.

  13. Darren says:

    Sterling, you doofus buffoon, Ichiro is not the “third player in Major League history” to get 4,000 hits. He’s the third player in “professional baseball history”. It’s an amazing accomplishment as it is, no need to overinflate it, you jackass.

    And of course he corrects himself 5 minutes later.

    • jim p says:

      Haven’t seen cable games in years and forced to rely on Sterling. A couple of times watched ‘public’ games with Sterling on the Radio. (I dislike Kay that much.) Sterling reminds me of those old broadcasters in the ’30s who’d get a feed on the teletype: Gehrig grounds out. And they would just make up “a hard hit ball to short, he dives, on his knees, throws to first, a stretch. Did he keep his foot on the back? Yes, says the ump, and Gehrig is out.”

      I don’ think he’s even at the games. Not even watching on tv.

  14. Having watched a lot of Dickey and Thole, don’t be surprised if we have more passed balls.

  15. The Real Greg says:

    Oh Romine

  16. Kramerica Industries says:

    This is just proving once again that Adam Warren is effing terrible.

  17. Eddard says:

    Catch the ball, Romine.

  18. Wheels says:

    Sit down Reyes.

  19. Darl says:

    What an idiot. Surprised he wasnt tossed even sooner.

  20. The Real Greg says:

    And why was Romine positioned on the outside? Why wasn’t he blocking the plate?

    Or did Ichiro’s throw pull him there

  21. Mick taylor says:

    Why did cano swing at first pitch without allowing ichiro try to steal? If ichiro steals yanks probably score arun . Stupid

  22. BAH.

    Romine got highway robbery there.

  23. The Real Greg says:

    And here comes ARod

  24. Havok9120 says:



  25. Wheels says:

    Scores a run anyway.

  26. Eddard says:

    Austin just short again!

  27. The Real Greg says:

    Saving grace of that is it wasn’t a home run. I also don’t think Reynolds scores on that.

  28. Leg-End says:

    Didn’t look good for Nix, I’m pretty sure those x-ray results won’t come back good. He took that flush on the hand.

  29. MP says:

    Those HBPs on the fingers still on the bat are brutal.

  30. Wheels says:

    sweet catch

  31. The Real Greg says:

    Warren has wasted pitches all night.
    He’s like the Phil Hughes of innings. Gets 2 quick outs and can’t get the 3rd

  32. Kramerica Industries says:

    I just have to say – I don’t buy the Indians being a particularly good team; they are 7-29 this year against the Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays (3-17 at home, 4-12 away). But it is a bit irritating how much of a creampuff schedule they have down the stretch. That’s the only reason they’ll be hard to catch; they are a lousy team, but they play teams that are lousier than them most of the rest of the way.

    • vicki says:

      obviously i hope we overtake every team ahead of us. but if the yanks don’t make the playoffs the tribe are the only AL team i could see myself pulling for. swisher and giambi; i mean, come on.

      i don’t think their chances are much better than ours, even with the soft sked. but you have to be impressed by what tito has done there.

  33. Mick taylor says:

    Does anyone wonder how encarcion was dfa’d 2 years ago by Toronto and brought back by them because no one wanted him . Then in the next 2 years suddenly becomes the 2nd best slugger in the American league. Maybe arod ain’t the only one on peds.

    • Jose Bautista is similar. Probably something in the training.

    • Lukaszek says:

      He revamped his swing big time, and he actually was an above-average player even before the change. He’s had OPS+ of over 100 in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. So it’s not like he was a complete scrub to start with.

  34. Alkaline says:

    Come on, one more run here Cano.

  35. Kramerica Industries says:

    Damn. Fractured left wrist.

    Nix went out with a bang yesterday, but he’s done for 2013.

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

    getting beat by Kawasaki and Thole is just ridiculous. stop it.

  37. Kramerica Industries says:

    Yep, Warren is absolutely terrible. Another schmuck with his first HR of the season against the Yankees.

  38. The Real Greg says:

    Jayson Nix with a fractured left hand. SMH

  39. Leg-End says:

    Indeed, fractured hand for Nix.

  40. The Real Greg says:

    And Warren gives up the lead

  41. Eddard says:

    I like how people are saying Warren is terrible when he’s a rookie just making a spot start. He’s doing about what I expected.

  42. Darren says:

    Again, Sterling and Suzyn, why treat us like fools? Nix has not done some “really great things” (except for last night) and he is not a great player.

    Just say that even though he’s not Jeter (or even Mike Gallego), he held down the fort and was thrust in a role that he really wasn’t meant to play, that he did the best he could, and even though he’s no star, we’re actually gonna miss him unless David Adams can be normal, and that even staying healthy is a good quality (see: Nunez for contrast).

    I guess it’s sort of comforting to know that Suzyn will say shit like your grandma would, all, what a nice boy little Jason Nix is!

  43. The Real Greg says:

    Get him out. Every game is important.

  44. Eddard says:

    That was for Jayson Nix, Pillar. Now get through the inning tied 2-2, Warren and you will have done your job.

  45. Kramerica Industries says:

    Can’t say I mind this move at all.

    Predictably, Warren looked like shit tonight.

  46. OldYanksFan says:

    Tough break for Nix and the Yankees. He was pretty unpopular here (at least until yesterday) but I always though he was a decent contributor (considering he is a BUINF).

    The alternatives are a lot worse, and we really can’t afford to lose anything.

    Bad break all the way around.
    WOW! Girardi… QUICK hook!

  47. dkidd says:

    girardi managing like every game is an elimination game

    love it

  48. The Real Greg says:

    I really don’t know if the Yankees managed this situation properly. I would rather they had a better starter in this situation. And if the people in the system are injured, sign one.

  49. Eddard says:

    If Huffer can get through 2 more it will be a job well done for the spot starters. They kept them in the ballgame and that’s all you can ask for. I assume Mo isn’t available but Logan, Kelley and Drob should be.

  50. Kibbles 'n vicks says:

    We are currently 4.5 games out of the second wild card, with a chance to get it down to four. The A’s play the Orioles this weekend, Red Sox play the Dodgers, and we play the Rays. We have a chance to gain some major ground this weekend if everything falls right.

  51. vicki says:

    i hate brett lawrie more than most red sox.

  52. Crime Dog says:

    Mark Reynolds: backup SS

  53. The Real Greg says:

    Huff walking a lefty…..

  54. The Real Greg says:

    Stud he is not

  55. The Real Greg says:

    Yankees are befuddled by the knuckler.

  56. Kramerica Industries says:

    Gonna be important to keep getting innings right now from Huff and the like, since Dickey has settled in. Bad development.

  57. dkidd says:

    according to yes video, ichiro recorded his 400th professional hit tonight

  58. The Real Greg says:

    And Huff walks the rookie….

  59. Eddard says:

    Warren and Huffer did their jobs. They got us through 6 innings tied at 2. Now I would send in Logan, Kelley and Drob 7-8-9 and try to win it.

  60. Eddard says:

    What the hell was Nuney looking at? Curtis was dead to rights after all those throw overs pushed him back.

  61. vicki says:

    fine job, huffles.

  62. Eddard says:

    I think that’s about all I’d risk it with Huff. Go to Kelley and Drob lead or no lead.

  63. Kramerica Industries says:

    Dickey should pitch in the 8th, if the Jays are smart.

  64. The Real Greg says:

    Of course they get those dinky hits to go.

  65. The Real Greg says:

    Obviously in hindsight, they should have started Huff and left Warren in relief. But what can you do?

  66. Eddard says:

    Player of the Game David Huff. Nice job.

  67. Kramerica Industries says:

    Now I’m just really doing this for shits and giggles:

    Sori bomb upcoming.

  68. Kramerica Industries says:

    g-ddamn has Dickey settled in tonight. Yankees are punchless.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      This site is weird right now. I posted this before the Cano base hit, let alone the Soriano prediction.

  69. Havok9120 says:

    Well heck yeah.

  70. The Real Greg says:


  71. Wheels says:


  72. Havok9120 says:

    Enter Sandman.

  73. Eddard says:

    SORIANO IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Itsallhowuserit says:


  75. Slu says:

    Have to go to Mo. Have to.

  76. Eddard says:

    I guess they’ll use Mo tonight and give him tomorrow off. Huff did an amazing job giving the set up guys a rest.

  77. Kramerica Industries says:

    1-2-3 against Mo.

    This is iffy, but you can’t disagree.

  78. Eddard says:

    If Mo can nail this down they’ll be within 4 losses of the WC.

  79. Kramerica Industries says:


    Did not want Encarnacion to be a potential tying run. Especially with Mo’s homer prone issues of late.

  80. Cy Pettitte says:

    huge pick off with Encarnacion up!

  81. Wow. Picked off Banzai.

  82. Havok9120 says:

    Get back to the dugout Mr. Davis.

  83. Kramerica Industries says:

    Thanks for being a dumbass, Rajai.

  84. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Mo got lucky that pitch was right down the middle. He has not been sharp lately. Nice pickoff though, even though it looked like he got back.

  85. The Real Greg says:


  86. Wheels says:

    Yankees win again!

  87. Rich says:

    we play today, we win today. – Mariano Duncan

  88. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Huff was awesome. Wow.

  89. Gonzo says:

    Fonsy Say Relax!

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    awesome win and they got to give D-Rob, Kelley and Logan the night off.

  91. Hall and Nokes says:

    That’s my favorite kind of win–take the lead in the bottom of the 8th, and suddenly Mo is out there and the game is over.

  92. JLC 776 says:

    Great win. Let’s do it again tomorrow.

  93. Slu says:

    10 of the last 14 is a nice streak and exactly what this team needed to get back into it. I admit I didn’t think they had a chance to make the playoffs, but this streak is making me reconsider that.

  94. Get Phelps Up says:

    The last time the Jays won or even split a series at YS goes all the way back to when they had Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      Not true. The Jays took a series in August of last year.

      Was the series you speak of back in August 2010? I know Wells was still there in 2010, but I don’t remember Overbay still being a Jay.

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

    Listened to most of the game on the radio, came back by the 6th or so. Loving this run.

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