Game 134: The Time Is Now

Yankees push Phil Hughes back to Monday
Jagielo homers again in Staten Island win
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(Jim McIsaac/Getty)

The Yankees start a ten-game homestand tonight and if they’re ever going to claw their way back into the postseason race, this is the time to do it. They’ve negated every hot streak with a cold streak in recent weeks and have gained basically zero ground in the standings. There’s no more time for this nonsense. Beat a division rival and one of the teams you’re chasing this weekend, beat a last place team this week, then beat another division rival next week. If they don’t … well then their season is basically over. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Miguel Gonzalez:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  6. DH Curtis Granderson
  7. 1B Mark Reynolds
  8. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is left-hander CC Sabathia, who need to throw 36.1 consecutive scoreless innings if he wants to get his season ERA down to 4.00. He’s got about six starts left this year, so he better get on that soon.

It’s warm, cloudy, and humid in New York, but there’s no threat of rain and that’s all that matters. The next two days might be a little different, but we’ll worry about that when the time comes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally.

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Yankees push Phil Hughes back to Monday
Jagielo homers again in Staten Island win
  • trr

    Thank God, no Chris Stewart

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Agree, maybe it’s a sign of how serious things are.

      • Frank Costanza

        I’m willing to bet he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow.

      • vicki

        joe has pretty much dedicated romine to hughes/cc starts.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    This comment is sure to light a fire under the apologists: If Cashman was “wrong” about Soriano, he was right about Swisher.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    This is it my brain tells me it’s over, but my heart tell me not to give up. Regardless with all that has happen to this team they really should even be here so thank you for getting here.

    GO YANKS!!!!!

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      This next ten 7-3 at the very least.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      shouldn’t not should

  • your mom

    A must win game against a pitcher we can’t seem to beat. I’m predicting 6+ innings or 2 run ball by Gonzalez. And then hopefully another blown save by Jim Johnson.

    • your mom

      *of

  • Ramsay
    • Frank Costanza

      Poor Theon

  • Alkaline
  • Alkaline

    Let’s go CC. 8 inning shutout.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Clap clap, Axisa. That was inspirational. If they do end up sucking though, I hope Cano at least winds up with 80 walks so we can see Kabak eating that hat on a live ustream feed

  • Betty Lizard

    Soriano has been a delight, seeing Alex Rodriguez play (and hit) again a thrill and . . . triple play!
    Plus, Austin Romine is a dish behind the dish.

    So, there have been a lot of fun moments in the Season of XXXX.

    My (revised) wish for the season? I’ll always be wishing for one more win.

  • Eddard

    It’s Yankee Killer Miguel Gonzalez vs Yankee Killer CC Sabathia. I don’t see this going well for us. I think they can win the Nova and Andy starts but not this one. Even if they get a lead CC will just cough it up in the middle innings.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)
    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      FUCK THIS!!!!

      THE NEW YORK YANKEES IN THE BRONX BRING IT ON!!!!!

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      No. Too much Swisher and Martin.

    • fabricio

      you do know they play a re-edited version of this in the stadium right? where they show all yankees on the team now and not past yankees

  • Freddy’s Dead

    I wonder if Joe EVER quickens his hook? He always waits till the damage is done to yank a pitcher. I know most managers do this but in the situation we’re in it’s maddening. I’d give him 3 runs and watch his stuff like a hawk. First pitch strike, that’s good!

  • Freddy’s Dead

    I didn’t like the Jones out. A power hitter woulda sent that to another state.

    • nsalem

      Adam Jones isn’t a power hitter?

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

    Alright, we don’t get crew of doom in this series. Yay.

    Paul Schrieber (No. 43 / HP)Shrimpy strike zone for the 18th year umpire. On a normal basis, with someone with a small strike zone, not many pitchers have as many walks vs. strikeouts. He has a very very cocky attitude and will not be afraid to eject you.

    Chad Fairchild (No. 75 / 1B)In his tenth season umpiring in the majors, he has an erratic as silly strike zone. Some nights he’ll be a very wide strike zone, some days he’ll have it tight. But statistically, Fairchild is more a hitter’s umpire so don’t swing at questionable calls.

    Jeff Kellogg (No. 8 / 2B-CC)My favorite umpire (yeah I have them) of the 68 in the big leagues. He is in his 23rd season in the major leagues, Kellogg features a hitter’s strike zone, but interestingly to go with it, strike out rates when Kellogg is behind the plate, K-rates are still much higher than walk rates. In the years since he joined, he’s not ejected more than 50 players and in my book (total bias) one of the best umpires in baseball.

    Eric Cooper (No. 56 / 3B)Eric Cooper is an interesting theory. He’s in his 18th year of umpiring, having called behind the plate for three no-hitters/perfect games. Contrary to most of his crewmates, Cooper has a wide strike zone and as a result, extremely low walk rate. Cooper also has a weird attitude when it comes to beaning players, as in he’ll accept people throwing at people (see Dempster v. Rodriguez). He also had an interesting arguing fight with ex-Yankee AJ Burnett and Russell Martin as Burnett had a problem with Coopers calls and Cooper decided to respond rather angrily as if he was personality insulted.

    So yeah, I’m happy to write about one of my top 5 umpires, still haven’t gotten one of the 4 because Hirschbeck was out last series.

  • Eddard

    CC looks good through 2 but don’t let that deceive you. We’ve been down this road before. Even if he’s given a lead he’ll just cough it up in the middle innings and Girardi won’t take him out until he’s lost it.

  • Alkaline

    Looking good CC

  • Eddard

    It worked once but not again. Curtis should just try to hit a HR instead.

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

    Two outs with the bases empty in the second inning is no time to bunt to beat the shift. Swing the bat, Curtis.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      agree

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Not too bad a move with Reynolds batting behind him.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    CC looks good the first time through. Nice.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    HR Romine calling it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The Yankees continued inability to do a damn thing against Miguel Gonzalez is beyond embarrassing by this point.

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

    Frankly, I think CC really should be a five and done guy. Maybe a five and first man on take him out guy at best.

    • nsalem

      Disagree. I think he’s having a bad year and will be dominant again.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Agree. He will be good again.

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

        So? Maybe he will be. Meanwhile, let’s deal with how he’s been pitching now.

      • Frank Costanza

        Dominant? Keep hope alive, I guess.

  • Karl Krawfid

    2-2 count lets throw a fastball.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The real problem is that the Yankees might not make up that run against Miguel Gonzalez. It’s absolutely unreal how much they suck against him.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    CC’s first mistake comes with a runner on third.

  • Frank Costanza

    Jesus they can’t ever touch this guy can they

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

    Would it be nice to actually find a hole in that infield?

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

    THANK GOD….

    Soriano (29)

  • Eddard

    EVEN YANKEE KILLER MIGUEL GONZALEZ CAN’T STOP SORIANO!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    See ya

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano is the best.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now short leash Sabbathia. Very short.

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

    Soriano is playing out of his mind.

  • Eddard

    CC just needs to make this stick through 6 and then they can set up Kelley-Drob-Mo. I’ve just seen this too many times before, though. He’ll cough up the lead in the next couple innings.

    • Freddy’s Dead

      Hard to imagine he won’t give up anything else.

  • Freddy’s Dead

    OK, we may win this one. One can hope. Now I’m having trouble deciding who I should be rooting for, Tampa Bay or Oakland, but I figure we need to catch Oakland first.

  • your mom

    Okay that’s probably all the run support CC is getting, he needs to shut the O’s down here.

  • Alkaline

    Sori is just silly.

  • Frank Costanza

    LOL Michael Bourn

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

    Alright, why did Reynolds leave 1B?

  • Eddard

    CC actually got to the ball this time, Reynolds should have stayed put.

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

    Take him out.

  • your mom

    Fuck you CC!!!!!!

  • Eddard

    HA! And just like that he coughed it up again. I knew it. And against a nobody. Just pull him now, Joe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    of fucking course. and of course they get Markakis on with the cheapest fucking hit of the century.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Wow just wow

  • Kramerica Industries

    Couldn’t even last one out before giving the lead back. Thanks, C.C.

  • Wheels

    Goodbye lead.

  • Frank Costanza

    Holy shit he is AWFUL

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Fuck you CC,

  • Cy Pettitte

    just get him out of this game. he’s completely lost it.

  • Steve D Fl

    Shocking! He gives the lead right back. WTF

  • Eddard

    Now watch Tegarden hit a 2 run HR. Joe won’t do a damn thing until CC has given up 2-3 more runs and lost the ballgame. Joe always lets CC throw 100 pitches.

  • Frank Costanza

    Not a game for Romine’s highlight reel either…

  • Frank Costanza

    He seriously needs to get taken out of this game

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Girardi still hasn’t figured it out.

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

    WHY is he still in the game?

    Joe is an idiot. And I like him.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stewart would have got him.

  • Wheels

    The shit’s about to hit the fan.

  • Eddard

    I can’t believe McClouth’s little flare didn’t go over Jeter’s head. It’s been that kind of year.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Booooooooooo

  • Eddard

    Just throw Machado a fastball right down the middle. That should get him out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    and now that’s 2 2 out runs allowed. What a fucking turd.

  • Frank Costanza

    May as well keep him in. He’ll figure it out in no time. No time at all…

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

    I’m blaming Girardi for that run. GET HIM THE FUCK OUT. IS he blind? In denial? Is he having an affair with CC’s wife? What is it?

    • your mom

      CC is our de facto ace.

    • Frank Costanza

      When has Joe Girardi EVER gone against the grain when it comes to managing?

      CC (and Kuroda lately) stay in the game until they throw 100 pitches no matter what. They’re the aces, the horses, of the rotation and get the benefit of the doubt. David Robertson is the “8th inning guy” and thou shalt not use him in any other inning. He sits lefties who have good numbers against lefties. He loads the lineup with righties against a lefty with a massive (reverse?) platoon split due to his nasty changeup. I could go on…

  • vicki

    so psyched to face this guy eighteen times a year for the next fifteen years.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Yep. A lot of those doubles are gonna turn into bombs, too.

    • nsalem

      Maybe he’ll be a Yankee year 7-15

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC is now a $25mil long man. He cannot go through a line up more than once.

  • Mel

    Give CC his Captain Crunch back! He pitched better when he was fat!

  • Wheels

    Reynolds!

  • Wheels

    ICHIRO!!!

  • VT Yankee Fan

    CC’s ERA since the all star break is now 8.18.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Ichiro!!!!!!

    Now please take CC out before he coughs up another lead.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    JUST LIKE THAT!!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    They are ripping Miguel Gonzalez apart.

    It’s about damn time.

  • Frank Costanza

    I hope Shawn Kelley starts the 6th

  • nycsportzfan

    ICHIRO!!!!!! AWESOME!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that was unexpected. Don’t you dare send that fat fuck out to pitch again, Joe.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Boom and BOOM! Bitches!

  • OldYanksFan

    Ichiro dishonors his country by not hitting a single.

  • Tom

    Man couldn’t even get the “Don’t Bunt!” in before Ichiro took him out.

  • your mom

    Well, holy shit………..

  • DERP

    Jim Palmer was saying that Ichiro was going to bunt and before he finished the sentence Ichiro made contact.

  • Cy Pettitte

    This is some crazy Yankees vs. Gonzalez regression

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

    Good. NOW TAKE CC THE FUCK OUT.

    But he won’t.

  • Ethan

    WHY ISN’T ROMINE STARTING EVERY DAY!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Bats are angry right now. Dayum.

  • Frank Costanza

    I used to think that mark on the right side of Romine’s face was a scuff mark or some kind of bruise but now I realize it’s permanent. I’ve seen it all year. Never seen anything like that before. What a freak!!!

    • Wheels

      real nice Frank

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Relax, it’s a birthmark.

    • Frank Costanza

      Yeah it was only a joke. But I need to relax, that’s for certain. Glad the PC police were here to keep me in check. Love this site

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      It’s a smudge.

      Because he’s a rookie, he’s a slob. Once he wins 20 in the Show, he’ll be “colorful.”

      • Frank Costanza

        No way, that thing is there every time. Same place. I’ve been watching!

        • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

          He forgets to wash his face in that spot.

          Its fungus.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Michael’s actually right about that, for a change. That’s a foul ball.

  • dkidd

    today is my birthday. all i want is for this lead to hold up

  • Eddard

    CC should not be allowed to come back into the ballgame unless we have a 5 run lead. He’ll cough up anything less. Logan-Kelley-Drob-Mo should all that be used.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    BTW this run if they have a run can’t be done without CC being at least good. So bitch all you want call him all the names you want, but the only hope is for him to be better.

    fucking game thread.

  • DERP

    Gonzalez is terrible.

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

    Austin Romine: 10 XBH, 130 PA

    Chris Stewart: 9 XBH, 290 PA

    • SDB

      But can Romine do this?!

      • SDB

        Link fail.

        wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30114381&c_id=mlb

    • Tom

      So you are saying Chris Stewart should start tomorrow?

      /Girardi logic

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I don’t think Romine has caught a Nova start yet this year.

        So yeah, be ready for more Stewart.

        • Tom

          Day game after a night game? I think there’s probably a 0.5% chance Romine starts (he would basically have to have about 3 XBH so the “hot hand” rule could win out)

          And with Pettitte going Sunday, Stewie probably gets that game too.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    STFU Buck. Sit down.

  • DERP

    Is there a reason Wieters isn’t playing. Especially against a lefty.

    • nsalem

      He has been slumping

      • DERP

        Taylor Teagarden is their backup.

  • DERP

    Thanks Buck for pushing Gonzalez back so he could face the Yanks!

  • MP

    Detroit already knocking around Cleveland, 5-1 in the 4th.

  • DERP

    Buck has Gausman in the bullpen and he is bringing in TJ McFarland instead.

  • Eddard

    Heart of the order has to blow this open here and make CC a non-factor. Joe will not pull him until he’s reached 100 pitches thrown.

  • Cy Pettitte

    blow this thing open, I don’t want to have to watch them try to cling to a 1 or 2 run lead when Joe will probably send CC back out until he’s over 100 pitches

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Mark “Mack” Reynolds : Embedded Oriole

  • Tom

    Wow things went south on Gonzalez in a hurry.

    Many props to Joe for not bunting in a couple of no out guy on 2nd situations, which is usually an auto bunt for him with a guy like Ichiro or Garnder up

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Better watch it with that shit!!!

  • Alkaline

    Oh. Hi offense.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, who can name the game they lost where they scored 7 runs or more.

    (I’ve already pegged it.)

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Nova in Toronto early in year.

      • Kramerica Industries

        No.

    • Eddard

      The first Dumpster-CC game where they gave CC a lead and he coughed it up. They lost in extras 8-7.

  • DERP

    Bases loaded, no outs and Buck brings in the worst pitcher in the bullpen. Great manager!

    • Cy Pettitte

      I love how last year all the media praised him for his amazing record in 1 run and extra innings games last year and now they suck in those games yet he gets no blame.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Robbie

  • Wheels

    C’mon Arod, shit.

  • DERP

    Have to score this run at third.

  • DERP

    We lose.

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

    CC will blow that lead if Joe doesn’t take him out.

  • Eddard

    I just don’t know if 3 runs is enough. We’ve seen CC blow that kind of lead before, once against the Os. Joe better have Kelley warming and ready to go but I know he won’t.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Its so nice to see Cy Gonzalez implode. He was due for it. Wish we could have scored some more though, not entirely sure 3 runs is CC-proof.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Very, very, very, very short leash please.

  • Kramerica Industries

    So, how many batters does it take for Sabathia to blow this lead?

    • 28 this year

      Four because thats how many batters need to score.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Of course, that graphic likely makes no mention of the ALDS stats, but that would make the numbers look better and really take away from the point being made.

  • Cy Pettitte

    here we go again….

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Take him out, Joe.
    Pretend like you’ve been paying attention.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jesus take him out.

  • Tom

    Why even throw Jones a strike there? The guy I think has the worst zone discipline in the majors (and if not he’s right at the top). After 2 strikes, there is no reason to throw him anything in the zone.

    • Freddy’s Dead

      I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean to. That’s what “not having his command” means, I guess.

  • Frank Costanza

    Take him OUT what the FUCK else do you need to see?

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Hate to sound greedy but yanks really needed to score more that inning. Absolutely zero confidence CC holds this lead

  • Kramerica Industries

    Regardless, this should be C.C.’s last batter tonight. Three RHB follow, including Valencia.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Ok, take him the hell out now. Freakin’ terrible.

  • Eddard

    Wow, Joe actually has Kelley warming in the pen. Bring him in next inning, even if CC only throws 90 pitches. Set up the pen and get the W.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Have to take him out.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Nick Mardukis

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

    Surprised? Joe is LATE. He never should have started the damn inning.

  • Eddard

    Joe finally comes to his senses and does the right thing.

  • MP

    Watching the big man struggle has been one of the most frustrating sights in a season full of them.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    The run

    CC should not have even come out for the 6th.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Buy bye CC not gonna let you give back another lead

  • Kramerica Industries

    To think, he got the first ten Orioles out tonight.

    Only lasted seven more outs. Gave up five ER in the process.

    • Freddy’s Dead

      4 ER.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        ?

  • MP

    Man, this game is way, way too stressful for having scored 7 runs in 5 innings off the guy we couldn’t touch earlier in the year.

  • Kramerica Industries

    4.91

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      He wanted to give Phil some company.

      Awful nice of him, don’t you think?

      • Kramerica Industries

        Isn’t it about time you make it (but mostly pitching)?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          They’ve been held to 3 or fewer runs in 6 of the last 9 games (before today).
          They need both to be much better. I suppose there’s no current need to prioritize one over the other though.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Valencia having the game of his life

  • Freddy’s Dead

    6.92 era for this outing. CC’s year just keeps getting worse. Also, ARod looked truly awful in that last at bat. Sori too but he gets a pass seeing as how he’s saving our asses.

  • UncleArgyle

    I really hope we can dump fatso on the Dodgers in the offseason. Man, talk about falling off a cliff.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      0 chance of that.

    • RC

      Even the Dodgers won’t take that contract.

  • Frank

    Good for CC. I hope gets so pissed he’ll agree to waive his no trade.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Waiving the ntc isn’t going to help anything if nobody wants him.

      • Frank

        If Yanks eat some salary, SF is the perfect landing spot. NL, he gets to hit, close to home and he pitches in a pitchers park.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          He might like it. The amount of salary they’d have to eat to make SF like the idea probably would be too much for it to be worthwhile for the Yankees.

        • Bo Knows

          His home is in NJ, his kids are young, he’s not going anywhere

  • Tom

    They need to tack on, even as good as the pen has been.

    ARod not getting that runner in from 3rd with 1 out and CC giving up yet another 2 out run scoring hit was a big swing.

  • Eddard

    Mark Reynolds is hot as a firecracker. Give credit to Joe for going with the hot hand instead of the generic lefty-righty match up.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Fuck this baserunning

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Hopefully Ichiro is finally getting hot again.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Rally killer…just dumb baseball

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stupid running on Jones. Stupid.

  • Tom

    So rather than have Kelley pitch to 1 lefty(and then 2 righties), he’s going to have Logan potentially face 2 righties after McClouth?

    I get this move if it’s a 1 run lead, but not with a 2 run lead.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      This just makes it worse.

  • Eddard

    Joba getting into this game is worse than CC staying in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so Jobber is back in the circle of trust? wow

    • Pat D

      Heh heh. Classic misdirection.

  • Eddard

    Here’s what’s going to happen – Joba is going to let Machado get on and then Girardi is going to bring in Robertson, making you wonder why he bothered bringing Joba into the game in the first place.

  • Kramerica Industries

    overmanaging. jeez.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Joe leaves CC in to give up another run, but now is overmanaging the pen. Should have just left Kelley in there to finish the inning.

  • nsalem

    Joba making his way back into the circle of trust.

  • nsalem

    This will be the shortest of leaches.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Ewww leaches

  • nsalem

    guess not

  • Wheels

    Hereee’s Jobber!

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    D Rob? Girardi showing te team how big this game is

  • 28 this year

    This is why Claiborne woudl be useful in this series. If they want ot mix and match this much, I would think the extra arm in Claiborne woudl be useful.

    • Alkaline

      Yeah, he would have been.

    • SDB

      He’ll be there on Sunday, right?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        Monday is the earliest

  • Alkaline

    Gr. I hate when chrome doesn’t update the comment section.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    The slide is dumb enough.
    But to completely miss the base?
    smdh

  • Wheels

    Don’t slide headfirst Gardner.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is like 30 minutes worth of pitching changes now

    • Eddard

      And it’s not even Sept 1 yet. Stakes are getting higher and pretty soon each team will have more pitchers at its disposal.

  • Eddard

    Soriano should be able to take K-Rod deep.

  • 28 this year

    Another hit batter. Seems to be a normal day then

  • Eddard

    A-Rod finally comes through. Huge insurance run.

  • Cy Pettitte

    love them insurance runs

  • Tom

    ARod!

    Way to make up for the last AB. Big time tack on run.

  • Eddard

    Awful baserunning again. And why is Grandy bunting? Soriano went home because A-Rod went to 3rd.

  • SDB

    What the hell was that?!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    wtf was that?

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow that was pretty bad.

  • Steve D Fl

    IDIOT!!!!!!!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Oh ffsake.

  • Wheels

    What the hell Sori? These guys need baserunning lessons

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    What was Sori thinking?

  • Cy Pettitte

    and why is Curtis bunting there? this guy has hit 40+ HRs and is bunting in half his ABs this game.

    • OldYanksFan

      Because when bunting against the shift, he should get a hit 1/2 the time. That’s a .500 BA, .500 OBP and .500 slugging. Plus, after a while, they will stop shifting on him, making it easier to get a (non-bunt) hit.

      It’s smart. Hope we can teach Teix to do it.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        50% is probably high.
        It has to get bunted hard enough to get past the pitcher and still has to stay fair.

  • Eddard

    I wonder if Girardi told Granderson to bunt more. It just doesn’t make sense why he would all of a sudden start playing small ball. He’s a power hitter. LH power hitter in YS should be swinging the bat.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That was A-Rod ‘s fault, not Soriano’s .. A-Rod forced Soriano to go because he broke for 3rd with no force.

    • Steve D Fl

      just heard that. take back my idiot post for soriano

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Except that Soriano should have gone right away.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      It was a bad play to bunt, but even in slow motion Soriano was out at home if he broke immediately

      • nsalem

        It wasn’t bunted hard enough to get by K-Rod. I think Sori would have been out on a swipe tag if he broke immediately.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Granderson was bunting to score Sori, who should have been running when the bunt was laid down. ARod would of course be running as well.

  • OldYanksFan

    They really need to fire Jorge as their running coach

  • Alkaline

    Ack. Good bunt, bad baseruning.

  • nsalem

    We should have at least 11 runs this game. Hopefully we won’t need more than 8.

  • Alkaline

    Lets go DROB

  • Alkaline

    I need to stop commenting.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Letting Valencia hit over Weiters wow

  • Tom

    That’s what happens when the ump gives a major league hitter 4 strikes – where the hell was the first pitch that was called a ball?

  • Eddard

    How did that 1st base ump call that a non-swing? He clearly went more than half-way.

  • nsalem

    Erich Weisz!!!!

  • Frank

    Nice audition for next season for Reynolds.

  • Eddard

    Joe just needs to keep playing Reynolds as long as he’s hot.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Girardi’s lips as the camera cut the last half inning…”piece of shit.”

    • nsalem

      You should know from Schiesse

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Wells, Soriano, Reynolds… you can’t deny that the pinstripe effect is not real. Here’s to hoping the latter 2 don’t vanish, though.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      is real** messing up my negatives.

  • Buck showalter

    I am playing this game under protest
    I started a lefty and we are getting killed!
    Wtf
    Where is overbay,wells,hefner,adams,cruz,nicks,almonte,mesa ?
    This isnt fair. Fucking yankees

  • hey now

    “Hitting? This shit’s easy.” – Mark Reynolds

  • Cy Pettitte

    they scored 8 runs with atrocious base running, that’s pretty impressive.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Do the batters of the 2013 Yankees ever think “if I score another run it won’t be a save situation for Mo, lemme leave the bat on my shoulder.”?

  • Tom

    Come on Romins get this run home – you might not play the next two weeks if you don’t.

  • Eddard

    They’ve had 2 runners thrown out at home, Reynolds thrown out at 3rd.

  • Buck showalter

    At least put in stewart so we have a chance

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Some funky baserunning tonight.

  • Buck showalter

    Great now Rivera
    We fucked

  • Wheels

    Jeez lady.

  • DERP

    Gary Thorne trying for the massive jinx. Holy fuck.

  • Buck showalter

    Its not fair i tellya .

  • Frank

    Nice win but unfortunately, CC continues to sink into the abyss.

  • Eddard

    Well they won the game in which they had the worst pitching match up. Pick up a game on Cleveland and either Tampa or Oakland.

  • Tom

    Mo needs to teach DRob how to do these “boring” 1-2-3 innings before he retires.

    • 28 this year

      DRob has been better this year. His WHIP is a lot lower so he’s trending in the right direction.