Sep
06

Game 141: Rebound

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Last night’s loss still stings. Fair or not, it will be considered the devastating blow if the Yankees fail to reach the postseason the same way Ryan Dempster’s intentional plunking of Alex Rodriguez will be considered the turning point if the Yankees do make it to the playoffs. The narrative is strong with this one.

The best and worst thing about baseball is that they play everyday. The Yankees have a chance to put that loss behind them and move forward with a win tonight. They’ve rebounded after brutal losses plenty of times before — including earlier on this very homestand — and they’ll have to do it again. If they sit around and sulk, they’ll have no chance. I don’t expect that to happen. This team has shown the ability to put things in the past and move forward. Here’s the lineup that will face left-baller Felix Doubront:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. DH Derek Jeter
  3. LF Alfonso Soriano
  4. 2B Robinson Cano
  5. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  6. RF Vernon Wells
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Mark Reynolds
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is left-hander Andy Pettitte, who needs to give the Yankees some serious length tonight. None of this five-and-fly business. The bullpen is short because of recent workloads and I have no desire to see Joba Chamberlain in a big spot again. It would be nice if the offense gave him some breathing room as well.

It’s been another cool and cloudless day in New York. Very nice weather for baseball. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Try to enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads

458 Comments»

  1. Eddard says:

    I do think Andy is a winning ballpitcher and can give them 5-6 great innings tonight. But what do they do after that? Hughes? No Kelley, no Mo, maybe no Drob. I’m hoping Nuney will provide an offensive spark like he did a few days ago. They need to win tonight or the season is over, got lucky the Rays lost yesterday.

  2. fabricio says:

    we got this guys have faith never lose hope

  3. YankeeFan says:

    Offense needs to lift the team tonight early, often, and consistently and hopefully Andy can do the rest. Tonight’s a tough game due to the short bullpen but if they can somehow pull it off and finish tonight with a W, that will be the best win of the season by far.

    • YankeeFan says:

      And it will really help take the sting away from last night’s loss considering they would have had the short bullpen one way or the other tonight. Tampa Bay has Iwakuma tonight too.

  4. Winter says:

    No Ellsubry. Not a deal breaker, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

  5. Winter says:

    The Yankees have scored four or more runs in an inning in four straight games and six of their last nine. Please do it early here.

  6. Hype.less.in.NewYork says:

    Mo has blown 4 out of his last 6 save opportunities. I don’t want a T shirt, a glossy photo or any other crap they are marketing. I want him to stop blowing saves in the last tow months of the season.

  7. Pat D says:

    I’d love to see Pedroia make a play without attempting to make it look like a spectacular play.

  8. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wooo shit! – Derek Jeter

  9. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    That’s a nice start!

  10. Pat D says:

    About 3 more of those tonight will make up for last night, Fonsie.

  11. Eddard says:

    HAL STEINBRNNER FOR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!

  12. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    What’s the record for most times a team got picked off in a series?

  13. Winter says:

    Not to be a downer, but has anyone else noticed how far Cano is from the hat-line?

  14. Wheels says:

    How did they score?

  15. YankeeFan says:

    Meredith talks fast.

  16. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Andy noooooooooo

  17. Eddard says:

    Andy’s getting in trouble now. Daley may be in before we thought.

  18. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Strike 3.

  19. Rolling Doughnut says:

    The cutter is amazing tonight-so far.

  20. 0-2 pitch.

    Come the hell on, Andy.

  21. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees get burned with this stupid ass shifts every damn time

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    great 0-2 pitch selection, ugh.

  23. Eddard says:

    Can’t throw that and lose him while starting 0-2. Andy needs to pitch better and smarter.

  24. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Ross? Oh my

  25. Wheels says:

    DP, alright

  26. Well, at least that didn’t get worse.

  27. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nice recovery Andy.

  28. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Nuney!!!

  29. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    NunEEEE!!!!!

  30. Wheels says:

    Nuney! a triple

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    helmet stayed on until he rounded 2nd base, impressive

  32. Eddard says:

    EDUARDO NUNEY MVP OF SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!

  33. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nuñez 99 wrc+ 2d half

  34. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Stewie did something useful at the plate!!!

  35. Winter says:

    Sac fly isn’t an AB!

    Still 0-22

  36. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Hey everyone look at that Chris Stewart hit one out of the infield!!!

  37. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Sac Fly for Stewie!

  38. Eddard says:

    Off the plate. Now Stewey will have to get him in.

  39. Elton Cod says:

    Girardi threw away another game last night with his bullpen management.

    Putting Claiborne in in the 5th was pretty much waving the white flag.

    This is practically the playoffs, you have to be willing to do anything to win.

    Robertson should have pitched the 5th. He could have gotten 9 outs.

    Then Mo could have gotten the last 6 outs.

    Mo is done at the end of the season, it doesn’t matter if you Proctor him out.

    Robinson is young, he can handle the extra workload.

    They are our two best relievers by far. If you want to win, you need to use your best players, not your Prestons and Jobas. Don’t know what Joe was thinking. He should be fired.

    • Wheels says:

      Why are you bringing this up now?

    • Chip says:

      Hilarious. I would point out that Rivera cost them the game but that would encourage this sort of trolling

      • Elton Cod says:

        Rivera only cost them the game because it was a 1-run game because Claiborne and Warren gave up all those runs earlier. If Robertson and Rivera had pitched all 5 innings they would have had a 5 run lead in the 9th, so giving up 1 run on defensive ineptitude wouldn’t matter. Also, Rivera didn’t cost them the game, Alfonso and Joba cost them the game. Rivera did what he did, it was up to the offense and bullpen to pick him up. They failed, so it’s their fault we lost, not Mo’s.

        • Chip says:

          So Rivera pitching 2 innings would have been better than Rivera pitching one inning? Maybe the offense should have picked up Claiborne and Warren? O yeah, they did and Rivera cost us the game. I’m sorry but Rivera and Robertson just don’t have the stamina to pitch effectively for that length of time especially after their heavy recent use.

          • Elton Cod says:

            ‘Stamina’ is that newfangled trainer talk. They were really worried about stamina for Strasberg last year, reducing his innings so that he wouldn’t get injured, blah blah blah. That worked out real well. These guys have the stuff, they want to win, they would figure out what they needed to do in order to make it happen. That’s what winners do.

            • Chip says:

              That’s fine, think whatever you want but I’ll listen to the guys who know something about throwing 90 mph baseballs for a living

    • Eddard says:

      Robinson Cano is 30 and he’s not a pitcher.

    • Winter says:

      Robertson for three innings a Rivera for two? They already had pitched the two previous nights and are both unavailable tonight. They were losing the game at that point. You’d be willing to lose Robertson and Rivera for several days following, plus risking injury and future fatigue, for a game they were trailing 3-2?

  40. nsalem says:

    Andy started vs the Red Sox 10 years ago last night in the opener of a big 3 game series versus the Sox. With his 8th out he has now lasted longer in this game than on that unfortunate night.
    http://www.baseball-reference......9050.shtml

  41. Nice to see Andy isn’t getting that pitch at all tonight.

  42. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Let’s see if West squeezes Dubront. I hate that dude. Not Dubront. West.

  43. Winter says:

    See? Stewart can make defensive mistakes too!

  44. forensic says:

    John and Suzyn are on some sort of tangent about movies that came out decades and decades ago. I think all the beards somehow started it.

    I think it’s been about 10 minutes since they actually called a play from this game.

  45. Eddard says:

    Vernon with a nice defensive play! This could be their night.

  46. Get Phelps Up says:

    I hope we sign Napoli this offseason just so he has to shave that hideous beard.

  47. trr says:

    I am still effing reeling from last night
    I need a nice, 7 or 8 game winning streak to help me recover….

    Help me out Yanks, help me out….

  48. Trivia guesses:

    Musial, Williams, DiMaggio

  49. I’m getting really tired of seeing Napoli mashing Yankee pitching. This never seems to stop.

  50. Chris says:

    Can’t keep throwing him the high stuff.

  51. Winter says:

    With all the talk of doubles, here’s a neat stat I’ve been holding on to:

    Chris Davis and Manny Machado are on pace to lead the league in home runs and doubles. The last pair of teammates to do that? Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

  52. Eddard says:

    I wouldn’t have given up a cheap run there. Bring the infield in. You don’t have your best pen pitchers tonight so every run matters.

    • Winter says:

      I disagree. A big inning could be a death knell.

      • Eddard says:

        I disagree. Andy’s been striking out guys left and right and looks to be in command. A big inning is unlikely with Andy in the game. Don’t give up a cheap run. Give the next pitcher as big a lead as possible because he’s going to need it.

        • Winter says:

          Yeah, but the out at home is far from guaranteed. There’s a very real chance you end up looking at a runner at first with one out and a run in.

  53. your mom says:

    These Red Sox are pesky motherfuckers.

  54. Chip says:

    Nice of Reynolds to walk and clear the pitcher’s spot in the lineup

  55. Elton Cod says:

    Need another Nunez triple here. a) scores a run b) brings Stewart up so we don’t have to waste an out next inning.

  56. Winter says:

    Still 0-22, but I’ll take it.

  57. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Walk the pitcher I mean Stewart, make them pay

  58. Eddard says:

    He walked Chris Stewart. They have to make him pay for that.

  59. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Another triple, very nice!!

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardy is so clutch, been on fire these past few weeks

  61. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Gardy another triple!

  62. Get Phelps Up says:

    I was thinking inside the parker when it got by Victorino :(

    I’ll take the runs though!!

  63. Tom says:

    6 runs on 3 hits… gotta love that!

  64. Eddard says:

    YES! THEY MADE HIM PAY FOR THE 2 WALKS! HOW DO YOU WALK CHRIS STEWART WITH 2 OUTS?

  65. Chip says:

    I wonder if Gardner’s back hurts from carrying this team

  66. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Well that’s not what we wanted to see Andy

  67. YankeeFan says:

    I wonder what the Yankees pitchers percentage is on terms of shutdown innings after the offense scores. It can’t be good.

  68. Wheels says:

    This team does a good job of moving on from bad losses to the task at hand.

  69. Chip says:

    Time to start thinking about getting Pettite outta there

  70. Rolling Doughnut says:

    ARod is due.

  71. nsalem says:

    Grandy PH???

  72. Tom says:

    Too early for PH?

  73. Cy Pettitte says:

    I would have PH Grandy but big hit by Wells

  74. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Love the Ratboy hop.

  75. Chip says:

    Why is Vernon Wells hitting here? You have two better lefties on the bench who are better defensively as well

  76. Eddard says:

    Contributions from Vern Wells and Chris Stewart tonight. They have to win this ballgame because that won’t ever happen again.

    • Winter says:

      Wells has actually been much better since he started playing part time, like he should be.

      • nsalem says:

        Della Rosa’s SSS of a MLB career shows that he has no real righty/lefty split with a small advantage to RHB’s. I think he strikes out lefties at a greater rate than RHB.

  77. Tom says:

    Nice job by Wells there – didn’t try to do too much 3-1.

    The offense has answered with run every time the Red Sox have scored

  78. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    So much offense, this is awesome.

  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team is making way too many outs on this bases this series

  80. Wheels says:

    C’mon Nuney.

  81. Rolling Doughnut says:

    More bad baserunning. ARGHHH

  82. Tom says:

    More stupid base running.

    Had a chance to clear the pitcher’s spot in the lineup, but I guess getting to 3rd base with 2 out was important.

  83. Coney just made me realize Kazmir is facing the Mets.

    Troll, troll, troll your boat. Wow.

  84. Eddard says:

    It’s a good thing they got those tack on runs because Philbert Hughes is warming up. Maybe he can go 3 innings and save the pen. I actually think he can be better in the pen where he can ramp up his FB and use the curve as his K pitch.

  85. Chip says:

    Hughes for the 3 inning save?

  86. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Gameday had 3 of those balls within the strike zone.

  87. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Although the binder says let him finish the inning, let’s not repeat past mistakes Joe.

  88. nsalem says:

    Unfortunately this game is so fucking far from over.

  89. Chip says:

    O good, they’re going to let Petitte work himself into trouble before bringing in the reliever

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    6 gutty innings from Pettitte, hopefully the pen can get through these next 3

  91. MLB.tv plays the same stupid commercial twice during every commercial break. To make it worse, it’s this stupid ad with two scouts on tablets (one on a Windows 8, the other on an Apple) and the head of scouting or whoever-the-hell for Windows 8 guy is asking questions like “what’s [the [pitcher's] ERA against LHB”, you know, a split that doesn’t exist.

    Stupid ad, and I’m tired of seeing it 18-20 times minimum a night.

  92. nsalem says:

    Whitey Ford only K’d more than 200 in a year once. His lifetime K rate was 5.6/9 .

  93. Chip says:

    It must suck to be both a batter and a hitter with Joe West back there. He doesn’t seem to understand that pitches right down the heart of the plate are supposed to be strikes. You just never know what he’s going to call next

  94. Jeez, really. For someone with as much dain bramage as Mike Richter suffered, he doesn’t look that terrible.

  95. Wheels says:

    Fasten your seatbeats.

  96. Eddard says:

    Here comes Hughsie. He should feel right at home only having to go 3 innings.

  97. nsalem says:

    Please state your criticism now. SEcond guessing Sucks

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

    Oh, Nunez. I know you’re hitting well right now, but holy shit your defense and baserunning suck ass.

  99. JonS says:

    Where’t the 95mph fb? He’s throwing just as hard as h does when he starts.

  100. nsalem says:

    I agree. Choices are severely limited. He looks comfortable

  101. Winter says:

    Hughes velocity doesn’t look like it has increased significantly. Or at all.

  102. Winter says:

    I decided last Red Sox series that, of all the beards on that team, Carp’s is the worst. I stand by that decision. Homes, Napoli and Pedroia all look like hobos. Carp looks like a serial killer.

  103. Rolling Doughnut says:

    When Hughes gets it to 0-2, 1-2 that’s when you have to worry-

  104. Hall and Nokes says:

    What would your reaction have been if someone told 2008 you that the 2013 Yankees’ two least effective pitchers would be Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain?

  105. Phil cannot be serious with this shit.

  106. Rolling Doughnut says:

    That was a better pitch than the one he called a strike. ffake.

  107. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Here we go. Start oiling the asses.

  108. Anderson Silva says:

    Now we know. He still sucks and the FB is not faster

  109. yeayo says:

    No magic for Hughes in the bullpen.

  110. Tom says:

    Well this is the last batter for Phils (unless he gets a DP)

  111. Eddard says:

    He still can’t put hitters away. He does fine strikes 1 and 2 but then can’t finish, even coming out of the pen. I thought he would be better ramping up his FB and using the curve as his K pitch.

  112. Anderson Silva says:

    They are going to blow this game

  113. Winter says:

    To be fair to Hughes, he did everything right to that last batter. Still, the lack of a velocity bump is disappointing.

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

    So, we’re going to blow this lead.

  115. Eddard says:

    Of course that little dribbler leads to a run. Now it’s up to Boone to get out of this. Then what?

  116. yeayo says:

    Wow, Hughes is awful.

  117. WhittakerWalt says:

    Pretty funny to hear how giddy Ma and Pa were when Hughes came in. “He should do great in this role!”

  118. WhittakerWalt says:

    Man, I really dislike Phil Hughes.

  119. OldYanksFan says:

    And now Papi is the tying run at the plate.
    And who is left in the Pen to finish the game?

  120. Yankees needed a little length from their bullpen, and Phil Hughes got all of one out and now has created a situation where a home run ties the game.

    He’s taken it to a new level of being completely worthless.

  121. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Hughes kind of got bad breaks with Stonehands Nuñez at short, then there was the ground ball up the middle and Ratface’s infield hit.

  122. JLC 776 says:

    Relax. None of this is surprising in a Yankees-Sox game.

  123. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Bet Papi’s juiced for this AB

  124. nsalem says:

    Perfect Fucking Pitch!!!!!

  125. The Real Greg says:

    Pick your poison.

    Joba one night
    Hughes the next

  126. Frank says:

    Great 3-2 pitch

  127. Tom says:

    Wow – hell of a pitch by Logan

    Don’t know what the hell Ortiz was questioning.

  128. Wheels says:

    Nice pitch.

  129. Rolling Doughnut says:

    HUGE.

  130. Wheels says:

    Oh my fucking god.

  131. Cy Pettitte says:

    who didn’t see that coming?

  132. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    unfucking real

  133. Frank says:

    Yankees killer- Mike Napoli

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

    There are no words.

  135. Anderson Silva says:

    No surprises

  136. Eddard says:

    I knew it. They are not winning this ballgame. Thank you Phil Hughes and Boone Logan.

  137. ugh says:

    What a shitty shitpile of shit this bullpen has turned in to lately

  138. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    Despite that, the Yankees are gonna win this game somehow. But boy, not gonna be sending Hughes and Joba off with very good memories at all.

  139. Jorge Brosada says:

    I HATE THE FUCKING RED SOX SO MUCH

    AADHKAGHADGN;LKASDGNKLAVLNADSL;ADL;ADGHL;AGH;ADFGHJAFG

  140. The Real Greg says:

    The Yankee bullpen has completely imploded. Top to bottom

  141. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Mike Napoli is without a doubt the most annoying f*cking player on that team this year.

  142. stuart a says:

    worse loss then yesterday coming down the pike…

    nunez has hands of stone. hughes fucing sucks. he cannot strike out anyone.

    and the great boone logan gives up another homer. but according to michael kay he is a very good pitcher.

    what a farce.

    arod cannot play defense by the way either.

    disgraceful disaster….fuckin pathetic,..,.

    • Winter says:

      This game is not over.

      Yeah, criticize the guy who had a three-run triple.

      And that was a very tough play for any third baseman. A-Rod did fine.

  143. Tom says:

    Call me crazy – Ichiro should have had that.

    He gets to the wall and jumps that’s a makeable catch.

  144. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    That was definitely a catchable ball though.
    Ichiro took way too much time getting back.

  145. WhittakerWalt says:

    Yeah. Awesome.

  146. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Not really too surprised.

  147. Anderson Silva says:

    What a shitty team

  148. Frank says:

    And everyone thought last night’s loss was tough

  149. ugh says:

    What the fuck is ichiro good for, stupid piece of shit. Though I guess at least it’s not Swisher, if people got pissed at him for blowing that catch he would cry and go into an 0-40 slump.

  150. Anderson Silva says:

    Gotta thank girardi for leaving Hughes in there

  151. WhittakerWalt says:

    “Hughsie’s my guy”

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

    I really hate the 2013 Yankees. I’m just going to say it. They’re not good, and even if they win they haven’t really been fun to watch all year. Their pitching was good, their hitting was shit. Now they’re hitting well, their pitching is shit.

    Well, I’m still rooting for them, but this is my least favorite Yankee team since the early 90′s.

    • JLC 776 says:

      Oh, just shut up. This team is a hundred times more likable than what last year’s team turned into.

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

        I could not disagree more. By the end of the year, with all of the awesome Ibanez comebacks, and after that great ALDS, I had a blast.

        The ALCS sucked, but at least we were there.

  153. The Real Greg says:

    You all wanted Phil Hughes yesterday. Its just what I said

    PICK YOUR POISON

  154. JGYank says:

    Our pitching has sucked since the AS break. Right when the lineup got its shit together too.

  155. Chip says:

    That’s it, I’m done with the crap

  156. dkidd says:

    four months ago, who would’ve guessed that come september the problem would be the pitching?

  157. ProjectNeo says:

    If logan didnt hurt himself there he just pulled the biggest bitch move i’ve seen all year. That ball didnt touch him.

  158. Eddard says:

    I just don’t think you come back from a loss like last night and you certainly don’t come back from one like this. They won’t win the ballgame. They don’t have anyone to pitch these last 2 innings. Season is over if they lose.

  159. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Game is still only tied everyone.

  160. You know, I cannot handle this. I cannot. This is way too much.

    I’ve gotta take a walk, I’ve gotta knock out some cardio. Whatever. I have to get the hell away from this game.

    Hope the Yankees have the W when I return. Somehow I doubt it. But I’m knocking out for at least the next hour or so.

  161. CashmanNinja says:

    1.) Hughes is freaking garbage. The guy cannot get batters out. Good-bye. If we did somehow make the playoffs he has to be left off the roster.

    2.) Logan is a freaking waste of space as well. So he’s a loogy who can sometimes get lefties out. Ok…well it seems like he either gets a lefty out or blows a big ass lead.

    3.) This team is just frustrating as hell where all the little things come together and turn into a big cluster-fuck.

  162. Jorge Brosada says:

    I would smash my fucking tv if I didn’t love it so much. We better win this game…

  163. Mickey Scheister says:

    Wow. The Red Sox have the better team this year. This team is full of fighters and no lead is safe with this annoying Sox team. A tip of the cap, now start losing please.

  164. CashmanNinja says:

    And 1 more thing. I know Mo and Robertson are tired, but I don’t give a damn, These guys simply cannot afford to be given days off now. It’s the home stretch. If they don’t get used then we’ll lose. What’s worse…that or we use them, advance, and then they tired out? I’d rather get there at all costs than to sit on our hands.

    • Winter says:

      Worst case scenario is that they blow the lead tonight because they’re exhausted then can’t pitch for a whole because of fatigue/injury.

  165. Revan says:

    “I would be shocked if Hughes didn’t get a 10 million dollar AAV.”

    XD

  166. JLC 776 says:

    Alright everyone, get a freaking grip. Since when has a Yankees-Sox game ever not been dramatic?

    Still ballgame left.

  167. Mickey Scheister says:

    They stay off the ball in the dirt, forcing the opposing pitcher to throw it over the plate.

  168. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    We really need to win this game. Coughing up a 5 run lead in one half inning is inexcusable and downright pathetic. Hughes’ free agency can’t come fast enough.

    • Revan says:

      Now that people can’t overrate him by giving him money I wonder what’s the next excuse people can come up with that he’s a quality pitcher.

      • Tom says:

        “He’ll be better in a big park”
        “He just needs a change of scenery”
        “He’s still young”

        These seem to be the common phrases when you don’t want to look at his stats.

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

    So, I have to say, I did NOT see this utter and complete meltdown of our bullpen coming. I mean, shit, up until a week or so ago we were awesome.

    • The Real Greg says:

      It started with Kelley against the Orioles.

      Then Mo, Claiborne, Logan, Hughes, Joba, Warren have all given up runs this week.

      The only bullpen pitcher who hasn’t is Cabral, I believe.

  170. The Real Greg says:

    I would not expect Larry Rothschild back next year.

  171. Winter says:

    Yankees have been hitting today, and they roughed up the Red Sox late inning guys yesterday. This game is far from over.

  172. Wheels says:

    Blast one ARod

  173. WhittakerWalt says:

    Even more annoying than listening to all this shit is listening to the constant cutaways so Ma and Pa can read advertising copy. Talk about disrupting the flow.

  174. Anderson Silva says:

    Like hell they are going to score another run. They are done.

  175. Jorge Brosada says:

    Oh my god, now the offense is fucking cooked. The bullpen is complete shit. It’s going to take a miracle to win this game now

  176. The Real Greg says:

    Yankees are going to have to call up more pitchers.

    Huff goes tomorrow and we don’t know how long he will last.

    What an epic meltdown by the entire pitching staff

  177. stuart a says:

    nice ab’s in the bottom of the 7th. what was better the cano 1 pitch roll over, the soriano flail at the ball in the other batters box or aroid.

    aroid could not catch up wit h2 92 mph fastballs waist high and then was a tourist on a curve ball..

    nice ab’s.

    boone logan doing his thing last inning like hughes the guy cannot get 3 strikes on a batter. the red sux are the old yankees just scruffier….tough ab’s, take walks, just win…

    worse loss then yesterday…

  178. your mom says:

    WTF?????????????? I come back to see this fucking score???? Hughes is a piece of shit and fuck you Boone!!!!

  179. Eddard says:

    This game is over, folks, and if they lose the season is over as well. You just don’t come back from 2 heart breaking losses like this. Sox out pitched them, out hit them and out played them in every facet of the game. You’re asking a bunch of AAAers to get through this lineup without giving up a run. That ain’t happening.

  180. Eddard says:

    And what did I say about not giving up that cheap run back in the early innings? They just let the runner score from 3rd and I said the bullpen would never every run it could get. They sure could use that run right about now.

  181. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    FIRE CASHMAN

    He’s responsible for this piece of shit roster.

    • Winter says:

      No, he’s not.

    • Mikhel says:

      He won’t be fired, and Girardi won’t be fired, everybody will return because ownership already gave them their blessing. Ownership wants to cut costs and maximize their earnings, they think by not acquiring the pieces they needed for this year and next they’ll keep having great attendances, and to a part it will happen.

      Why didn’t the Yankees acquire their pieces before july 31st? Why they didn’t acquire a single player via waivers before August 31st? Now they’re left with two catchers who can’t field a pitch in the ground, don’t know how to block the plate, neither can hit and neither can stop the runners from stealing.

      They needed pitchers, who did they got? NOBODY, well, today they acquired a pitcher who has not been in the majors since 2011 when he posted a 10.50 ERA.

      It fits that everybody in baseball are laughing their ass off when watching this Yankees Massacre. They have not been able to beat their division rivals except for Toronto. Boston, Tampa and Baltimore know how to beat the yankees and they got pieces to beat their rivals, the Yanks can only beat Toronto and Cleveland, besides them, as for the rest, the Yanks are their little cheap bitch.

  182. Cuso says:

    I left at 8-3 figuring it was safe. Why in the hell would I think that?

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

    Boy, won’t Huff pitching tomorrow just be a fucking treat.

  184. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Can anybody get outs?

    Anybody?

  185. JLC 776 says:

    Amazing. A blow-out becomes close last night and everyone thinks we’re going to the WS. A blow-out becomes close tonight and everyone wants everyone fired / sold / dead / etc.

    It’s baseball. Relax. We might win, we might lose… just… relax.

  186. Wheels says:

    It isn’t gonna happen.

  187. Noah Poser says:

    Well this game is going to suck just as much as yesterdays.

  188. Eddard says:

    BALLGAME OVER! SEASON OVER!

  189. WhittakerWalt says:

    Nice.

  190. Cuso says:

    Victorino – Yankee killer

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    told you guys this was over, they had zero chance

  192. Anderson Silva says:

    The game and season are lost. Let Cabral and betances pitch.

  193. wow says:

    fuck this we suck!!!!!

  194. Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain) says:

    Jesus. I’m trying not to laugh right now but at the same time I’m holding back tears.

  195. Cy Pettitte says:

    back behind the Indians and the Orioles after tonight with 9 straight games against the O’s and Sox coming up, don’t see any way this season isn’t over.

  196. your mom says:

    My mind is fucking blown. Are we this shitty? The Sox can’t be this good. Not unless they’re all on some fucking roids. What fucking bullshit.

  197. Miky says:

    I have never seen such a bunch of total assholes as you people on this site. It is really pathetic.

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

    So yeah, my worst nightmare for this series is slowly unfolding before my eyes.

  199. Eddard says:

    They had the lead against the Os, they blew it. Lead against the Sox last night, they blew it. Lead against the Sox tonight, they blew it. 3 losses that they should have won and the season is now over.

  200. stuart a says:

    over over over.

    think how much better vitorino is then Ichiro.

    ichiro btw should have got the napoli homer..

    red sux are going for the sweep.

    btw hopefully ichiro will get to hack at a few more balls tonight late in the game like he did last night.

    claiborne is officially but to reality.. they have no arms that are effective, scary how bad the pen is…

    10 runs but hey they are playing hard.

    btw aroid cannot field anymore. the guy cannot move..hit a soft ball to 3rd and he cannot make the plays. but let’s sign cano to a 10 year deal for 220 mill…what a fuckin joke…

  201. your mom says:

    Claiborne sucks shit.

  202. John says:

    This is sad

  203. Jorge Brosada says:

    I knew it was coming. I feel oddly relieved…I’ve told myself this before but now I can stop giving a fuck about this season and give my blood pressure some much needed relief

  204. WhittakerWalt says:

    Well, they now officially have no one in the bullpen who can get anyone out.

  205. Anderson Silva says:

    Joba lol

  206. stuart a says:

    up 5 runs need 9 outs they did not even get close to it..

    logan sucks on inherited runners.

    don’t worry they got joba in the pen. the fat dope…

  207. Tom says:

    Whats Sad is Andy did his job, the offense did their job, and then Girardi and the Blowpen didn’t do theirs!!!

  208. Jorge Brosada says:

    The Red Sox fucking broke this team, and they broke my spirit. I submit…just bring the offseason now please

  209. stuart a says:

    it is over. they are not making the playoffs.

    the oriles debacl, last nights debacl, and now tonight…

  210. your mom says:

    The Red Sox are blowing their wad early. By the time the playoffs come they’ll be struggling to get runs in.

  211. Tom says:

    On the plus side the possibility of running one up and in on Ortiz has increased. Would love to see him get drilled.

    • Mikhel says:

      Nah, the Yanks have always been too afraid to plunk Ortíz, only once he has been hit by the NYY while Jeter has been hit almost two dozens of times.

  212. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Hats off to the Sox. They are relentless. I would rather see several years of rebuilding than watch this kind of shit next year. At least there would be a plan. Cashman cobbled together a club that was better than expected but it’s just not going to be enough.

    • Winter says:

      Rebuilding quite often doesn’t work. You could be looking at five or more years of sucking, especially given where the team is right now.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        Well what they did this year certainly hasn’t worked. If they’re not going to spend money then what’s the alternative? Put up 85 win teams year to year and sit through this shit?

        • Winter says:

          The Yankees are three games out of a playoff spot. Without injuries who knows where they are.

          • Jorge Brosada says:

            And the team is only getting older. More injuries will occur because that’s what happens to old players. Mo is gone, probably Andy and Hiroki too. CC sucks now. The only good thing about next season will be that Hughes and Joba are gone. Good fucking riddance…

        • Mikhel says:

          My guess is that’s the plan, to have an “almost” team, you know, a team that can ALMOST win against their division rivals, a team that can ALMOST get to the playoffs but won’t, a team that can ALMOST get that big player via trade but won’t get him, a team that can ALMOST win a series but gets pummeled to the ground.

          This kind of team is what the ownership wanted, that’s why they never tried to resign Swisher, never tried to acquire Napoli who had his deal broken by the Red Sox and a few weeks later signed him with a massive discount(knowing that Napoli had good numbers vs Toronto and the NYY).

          They could get Michael Young and Carlos Ruíz, who did they get? Nobody.

          They could get Alfonso Soriano three weeks before they got him, and they waited until the yanks were in a downward spiral to finally acquire him.

          And that’s the way it will be, they will be spending less and less until their payroll is low enough that will be enticing to anybody who wants to buy them, and they’ll sell, give it 3-4 years.

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

            I actually think there is something to this. I mean, Hal has basically come out and said outright that he doesn’t really care about how many games we win, just how much money we make.

            And you know what? That’s his prerogative. But it’s going to be very irritating to sit through a few years of these teams.

  213. stuart a says:

    did cone get a nice look at philly out of the pen tonight.

    when kay tells the story about phil in the pen in 09 does he ever mention how he sucked in the playoffs out of the pen!!!!!!

    nah….

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

    just throw one at Ortiz’s head if you’re gonna IBB him

  215. Winter says:

    Hopefully Joe West isn’t still pissed a Joba.

    Ah, who are we kidding? Joba’s getting no calls tonight.

  216. Randi says:

    Ok… I have no clue what happened here. I was watching early in the ballgame and the score was Yanks 4, Sox 1. Then my YES Network went on the fritz (I have Cablevision – this is an ongoing issue with this channel). Anyhow, I just turned back – channel is still on the fritz – but now and its Yanks 8, Sox 10?!?!? WTF HAPPENED?!?!

    This maybe the defining game of this entire season.

  217. Tom says:

    Why intentionally walk ortiz??? Let Joba drill him in the back

  218. your mom says:

    So IBB Ortiz to give up another HR to Napoli?

  219. NY2FanMaynard says:

    I tried to stay away but watching this without RAB is painful.

  220. stuart a says:

    they should hit ortiz here but nah..

  221. Alkaline says:

    I look at the score an hour ago – 8-3 us. Yay!

    Now we’re down two? The hell?

  222. Tom says:

    If they were going to walk him why not “dempster” him?

    After the game Joba can talk about wanting to establish inside fastball command.

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

    Remember when they could pitch great, but couldn’t score?

    Because I don’t.

  224. Tom says:

    Defensive Catcher (TM)

  225. stuart a says:

    don’t worry Joba is in the game.

    wow ichiro or victorino what a joke.

  226. your mom says:

    I’m calling a Nava grand slam here.

  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    does Stewart have a concussion or something? how can you get crossed up this many times?

  228. Winter says:

    Thank god Chris Stewart is catching today.

  229. stuart a says:

    but hey ichiro has 4000 hits. that celebration was worth about $2.

  230. Unreal says:

    Welp, this about wraps it up. Oh well, good thing football is kicking off.

  231. NY2FanMaynard says:

    “Joba crossed up Stewart”… Seems like everyone crosses up Stewart. What is the common denominator?

  232. Jorge Brosada says:

    This bullpen makes Pedroia, Ortiz, and Napoli look like fucking Murderers Row

  233. Tom says:

    1-2

    Slider in the dirt
    slider in the dirt
    Ball 4 fastball?

  234. your mom says:

    Might as well have beaned him Slobba.

  235. Rolling Doughnut says:

    So let’s see. They’re not going to spend any money and they’re not going to rebuild, so that means putting up 85 win teams and sitting through this shit for a few more years. Oh boy. I’m pumped.

    • Randi says:

      I’ve always said that its time for this team to rebuild. Stop signing over-aged players to outrageous contracts and build from the farm system. But no. They Yanks gotta sell $1600 tickets. Therefore, they will still have to attract big names to attract big spenders even if it means on field mediocrity.

  236. Mickey Scheister says:

    Joba and Hughes! LMFAO! They were worried who was gonna close the game an inning ago.

  237. And in merrie olde England says:

    Bahaha, just came on here to bitch about Stewart! Did he get hit with a pitch earlier??

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

    Never say it can’t get worse.

  239. Cy Pettitte says:

    absolutely hilarious

  240. stuart a says:

    joba has been horrible.. it is amazing how bad he is…staggering bad…

    ichiro has another year on his deal. the guy has a 305 obp with absolutely no power.

    this game cannot get any worse… it is amazing the yankee pitchers with 2 strikes cannot get anyone out.

    what a train wreck. total

  241. Mickey Scheister says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Okay, I think it’s time to shut this game off. Wilfred…here I come!

  242. your mom says:

    Okay just let Joba pitch the rest of the game….

  243. Cy Pettitte says:

    if Joba gets a major league deal this offseason I will laugh so hard

    • stuart a says:

      i do not think he will. imagine how far he has fallen. and how delusional he is….

      • And in merrie olde England says:

        Pre strasburg it was always a given that it would take a year to get command back after TJS. He’s probably going to rebound all over the Yankees next year.

  244. stuart a says:

    don’t worry all stewart is up next inning..

    he is a hell of a hitter…..

    i guess stewarts prowess behind the plate does not translate to the pen……..

  245. Eddard says:

    LOL! This season is over. Look at Hughes and Joba give up 8 runs by themselves. What a joke those two are.

    • Randi says:

      Well these two came out of the Yankees farm system. So you gotta question what’s going on down there. At least Robertson and Warren have panned out.

      • stuart a says:

        warren is the epitome of a mop up guy. he is not exactly a good prospect.

      • Jorge Brosada says:

        It’s laughable if you compare the amount of productive players that have come out of Boston and New York’s farm systems. Both teams have drafted near the end of the 1st round for a while now. There is a fundamental difference in scouting between the two clubs, and the Yankees strategy is not working at all.

        I can list on one hand the number of significant contributors that the Yankees have developed through the farm.

        • Steinblunder says:

          Hip, hip Jorge! Best comment on here. Ownership and GM are the number one thru 99 problems of this team. I’m up here in new england and the sux got more prospects coming, it’s sickening.

  246. Tom says:

    How about that…

    You’d think it was hard to do worse than Phil’s outing (1 out, 4 baserunners) but Joba is trying (1 out 4 baserunners so far)

  247. your mom says:

    How the fuck do you give up 9 runs in 2 innings after having a 5 run lead????? Season over folks. Next year’s not looking anymore promising either.

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

    You know what? Fuck hat’s off to the Sox. The Sox are playing like shit. Against any other team they’d be getting clobbered. They only look good now because we suck.

    So hat’s off to nobody. This is a Yankees meltdown. The Red Sox are playing like shit too. Just slightly less putrid shit.

  249. Mickey Scheister says:

    Thank god Joba and Hughes are gone after this awful season. I’m sure Cash will replace them with Mitre and Gaudin though, which would be an upgrade.

  250. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Send Joba out for the KFC and beer. Cashman’s buying.

  251. Jorge Brosada says:

    The only good thing about these past two games is that Joba and Hughes are gone for sure. Good fucking riddance. I hope Cashman tears this team apart…or quits.

  252. Sean says:

    Disgusting. Hughes and Joba need to go already. While they are at it, dump Stewart too. He’s been useless behind the plate since July. I’d rather have Betances or Cabral in the game, and I would have rather brought in Teagarden off waivers than have Stewart or Romine. At least Teagarden hits in the 10th inning and throws out base runners.

    • Cuso says:

      Don’t worry. Hughes and Joba are almost gone.

    • Mikhel says:

      Doesn’t Joe Girardi always have two bad pitchers he’ll continually use even when they are failing? As as manager I imagine he could tell his GM he won’t be using them and to get him other pitchers.

      IF as a manager you’re not allowed to have a say on who you’ll have in your roster, then it sucks because the job of the manager is to use his best players not his worst.

  253. NY2FanMaynard says:

    That’s right, Huff is pitching tomorrow. more bullpen innings needed.

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

    I don’t even know how to express what I feel like right now. A combination of disgust, horror, and extreme, extreme disappointment. And anger. Can’t forget anger.

    Fuck you, 2013 Yankees.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      Dude what did you expect? Have you compared the teams? I think they did better than expected. So they win 85 games with a cobbled together bunch of declining stars. It is true that CC sucked this year but even that could be seen coming from the last half of 2012. Kuroda tanked in Aug last year also so no surprise there. Nova and Andy have been much better than we could have hoped so all in all they are lucky to be over .500

  255. Winter says:

    Why overlay and not Granderson?

  256. Jorge Brosada says:

    It’s laughable if you compare the amount of productive players that have come out of Boston and New York’s farm systems. Both teams have drafted near the end of the 1st round for a while now. There is a fundamental difference in scouting between the two clubs, and the Yankees strategy is not working at all.

    I can list on one hand the number of significant contributors that the Yankees have developed through the farm.

    • Mikhel says:

      Also keep in mind that the changes made to the draft were because teams like the Red Sox were taking advantage offering millions to good young players who would be drafted near the top of the first round but were instructed to say to other teams they were not interested in signing so they could go to college, then Boston would sign them in the second round after everybody passed on them. That’s how they acquired Pedroia, Lester and Buchholz to name a few. Now with the slot money it is harder.

      • Jorge Brosada says:

        Well why didn’t the Yankees do that more often? They’re the fucking yankees they have more money than everyone else. But no, they’re too busy signing “high character” scrubs like fucking Cito Culver and DBJ

    • BFDeal says:

      Glad to see you’re tuned in to the organization so closely that you can state it’s scouting and not development.

      • Jorge Brosada says:

        Maybe it’s both? Either way it doesn’t take a genius to see that there’s a problem with the way the farm system is developed and managed..

  257. dkidd says:

    i have an idea!

    let’s come back and win this game, then win tomorrow and go from there

  258. Tom says:

    The game might be over, but how the hell do you let Stewart hit here?

  259. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Not even bothering to PH for Stewart.

  260. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Up in Boston and they keep re-playing the grand slam. I swear I thought Ichiro could of caught it.

  261. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Why is Chris Stewart hitting?

  262. wow says:

    I can’t wait for the offseason when Cashman and Girardi will point to the second half offense and say that this team just hit a stretch of bad luck and bad pitching, then proceed to do nothing to improve this team on tax-saving grounds.

    It’s only getting worse and management seems to be content with this product while BSing the fans by saying that they will put a championship-caliber team on the field.

    This whole organization is dead in the water. As a fan, it’s not even interesting to watch, it’s insulting. At least if they were running out there a bunch of young guys or some other crazy Athletics-esque plan to content, this team would be watchable.

    But this is just insulting to fans. No organizational direction, poor management and sloppy play.

    Oh, and Girardi going to Hughes and Joba? lol Tell me that doesn’t stink of someone who has thrown in the towel.

  263. Cuso says:

    Why was everyone cheering like something important happened?

  264. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    With the old man dead, no body is being held accountable.

    • stuart a says:

      the rewriting of history on goergie is classic.

      like they did not have a15 + year stretch of winning zilch.

      like steinbrenner did not hire a criminal in the WInfield manner.

      like steinny did not overpay for about 15 overhill stars like tartabull and about 20 other guys,,,,

  265. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    A defensive replacement for Stewart immediately after letting him hit just makes my head hurt.

  266. NY2FanMaynard says:

    A pitching debut for the Yankees. And a strikeout!

  267. nsalem says:

    Now will see a 1-2-3 inning. haha

  268. NY2FanMaynard says:

    He stuck his leg out. What a joke. Here hit me, hit me here.

  269. nsalem says:

    Check out the size difference between Ortiz and Daley

  270. Jorge Brosada says:

    Stopped watching the game. Please tell me Daley plunked Victorino on purpose. I want blood…

  271. dkidd says:

    the royals have given up 9 more hits than we have tonight

  272. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Seems like other teams’ best relief pitchers are ALWAYS available.

  273. Tom says:

    Matt Daley, lockdown bullpen arm. New 7th inning guy(TM)?

    I’m already sold on him passing Joba and Hughes on the totem pole – screw small samples!

    Seriously though – after Mo/DRob who pitches while Kelley is out? Claiborne? Logan as a non LOOGY? Warren?

  274. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Hopefully Jeter can start it off.

  275. Well, I have returned from my exile. I have not checked the score yet. I hope the Yankees fucking slaughtered the Red Sox after I left, but the Red Sox had about an 80% chance of winning when I left, so I’m not expecting good things to have happened since.

    My response to this comment is either gonna be an all-CAPS “YES!” or all-CAPS “FUCK”. I hope it’s the latter.

    3…2…1…

  276. Jorge Brosada says:

    Sure bring in Koji. Salt in the wound, but okay…

  277. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Remember the days when scoring 8 runs was a guaranteed win? Hah. This team’s pitching has become atrocious.

  278. NY2FanMaynard says:

    9 runs in two innings. bullpen WTF. just looks ugly.

  279. (I will repost this in the post game thread)

    Since the 2004 ALCS, I cannot think of another two-game stretch that shook me to my very core the way these past two did. Truly. I had to bolt because these games are literally bad for my health at this point. And as much as I love baseball, nothing this frivolous is worth hurting your health over.

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

      Yeah, for a TWO game stretch, this is the worst since 04′.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

      Would have to agree with you, even if I didn’t follow baseball as much back then. I feel the pain of that series vicariously through other Yankee fans. It is interesting though feeling this crappy when we really aren’t directly competing with Boston for a postseason berth. Got to hope for a Rays loss later, and hopefully remain 2.5 out.

      • Regardless of what happens there, this is where I’m gonna draw my line.

        There’s a Florida-Miami football game that starts at noon tomorrow. I’m a huge Gators fan. Football season is finally back. I will hope the Yankees win these next two games, but I am not watching another pitch until Monday, if I can help myself. Time to enjoy life again. The Yankees are my strongest fandom and none of the other teams I root or support (NY Giants and Rangers, TB Bucs and Lightning, along with UF) will EVER be in the same stratosphere as the Yankees.

        Unfortunately, there is a down side, and nights like tonight prove to me that I really do have a threshold of the level of emotional pain I can take. I already smashed a can of soda after the grand slam. I was literally shaking so bad that I had no choice but to get as far away from the game as possible. I love the Yankees, but I realized that if this is the degree of how much I care, then blood pressure and stress will have me dead before I’m 30.

  280. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Robertson is out for 5 – 6 days.

  281. Mouse says:

    Why didn’t Cashman sign Napoli. Besides giving us the production he’s giving Boston, it would have kept him from them.

    He also signed on the cheap also.

  282. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    I wonder if Jeter even wants to come back to this mess.

    At age 40 do you really want to spend the next year or two playing on a train wreck?

    Why put yourself through this daily clown show for a meaningless farewell tour.

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