Game 141: Rebound

Yankees call up Matt Daley, place Corban Joseph on 60-day DL
Thunder finish off sweep to advance to Championship Series
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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.

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Yankees call up Matt Daley, place Corban Joseph on 60-day DL
Thunder finish off sweep to advance to Championship Series
  • Eddard

    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.

  • fabricio

    we got this guys have faith never lose hope

  • YankeeFan

    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

      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.

  • Winter

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

  • Winter

    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.

  • Hype.less.in.NewYork

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Make up stats much?

      • Winter

        He’s blown 4 of his last 6 not including the ones he hasn’t.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          Technically, he’s including 2 of the ones he hasn’t.

          But yeah.

  • Pat D

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Wooo shit! – Derek Jeter

    • Pat D

      Funny.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    That’s a nice start!

  • Pat D

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

  • Eddard

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

    • Pat D

      Not eligible.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

    • Winter

      Probably a lot more than two.

  • Winter

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

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

      Yeah, I know. For most of the summer I was happy because at least if they missed the playoffs, Ben would have to eat that fucking hat. Now it looks like neither is likely :(

    • Pat D

      So?

      • Winter

        So I don’t think I’m the only one who wants to see hat consumption.

        • Pat D

          I didn’t. I don’t get the pleasure out of seeing someone eat a hat. That’s me.

          • Deathstroke Heathcott

            But that hat looks so delicious!

  • Wheels

    How did they score?

    • Winter

      Soriano two run shot. No doubter.

  • YankeeFan

    Meredith talks fast.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Andy noooooooooo

  • Eddard

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Strike 3.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      and strike 4

  • Rolling Doughnut

    The cutter is amazing tonight-so far.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    0-2 pitch.

    Come the hell on, Andy.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees get burned with this stupid ass shifts every damn time

  • Cy Pettitte

    great 0-2 pitch selection, ugh.

  • Eddard

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Ross? Oh my

  • Wheels

    DP, alright

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Well, at least that didn’t get worse.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice recovery Andy.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Nuney!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    NunEEEE!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Nuney! a triple

  • Cy Pettitte

    helmet stayed on until he rounded 2nd base, impressive

  • Eddard

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

  • Wheels

    Ball.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nuñez 99 wrc+ 2d half

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Stewie did something useful at the plate!!!

  • Winter

    Sac fly isn’t an AB!

    Still 0-22

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sac Fly for Stewie!

  • Eddard

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

  • Elton Cod

    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

      Why are you bringing this up now?

      • vicki

        last night was a school night?

    • Chip

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

      • Elton Cod

        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

          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

            ‘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

              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

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

      • Elton Cod

        Are you sure?

    • Winter

      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?

      • Elton Cod

        Yes. The time to win is now, not two weeks from now. By then it will be too late.

  • nsalem

    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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Winter

    See? Stewart can make defensive mistakes too!

  • forensic

    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.

    • nsalem

      If they were actually calling the game it might be even more confusing to listen.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You´re actually calling what they do calling the game, you know that right?

  • Eddard

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

  • Get Phelps Up

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

  • trr

    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….

    • Winter

      I’m thinking Lou Gehrig.

      • Winter

        Wrong comment. That was supposed to be a trivia guess.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Trivia guesses:

    Musial, Williams, DiMaggio

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

      Pujols is one of the three. I know that much.

    • forensic

      What was the question?

    • Winter

      Gehrig?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Chris

    Can’t keep throwing him the high stuff.

  • Winter

    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.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Very cool.

  • Eddard

    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

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

      • Eddard

        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

          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.

  • your mom

    These Red Sox are pesky motherfuckers.

  • Chip

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

  • Elton Cod

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

  • Winter

    Still 0-22, but I’ll take it.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Walk the pitcher I mean Stewart, make them pay

  • Eddard

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Another triple, very nice!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Gardy another triple!

  • Get Phelps Up

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

    I’ll take the runs though!!

    • Chip

      I had the same thought. Too bad Gomes knew from the start that he had no shot at it and sprinted for the wall

  • Tom

    6 runs on 3 hits… gotta love that!

  • Eddard

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

    • Tom

      How do you walk Stewart with any # of outs?

  • Chip

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

    • vicki

      he remains ridiculously underrated.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Well that’s not what we wanted to see Andy

    • Winter

      I hate the feeling that Middlebrooks is going to be doing this for like a decade.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Did he really go to the minors? Or maybe it was ARod’s lab.

  • YankeeFan

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

    • YankeeFan

      In*

  • Wheels

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I’d wait a few more innings before breaking out the champagne

      • Wheels

        Yeah. Just saying that they’ve shown no signs of being in a funk

  • Chip

    Time to start thinking about getting Pettite outta there

  • Rolling Doughnut

    ARod is due.

  • nsalem

    Grandy PH???

    • Winter

      Save him for Wells or Stewart.

      • nsalem

        I meant for Wells. Good thing I’m not the manager.

      • Winter

        Sorry, thought you were talking about A-Rod. My DVR’s behind and I didn’t realize it.

    • vicki

      mark reynolds forgot he’s not supposed to hit righties.

  • Tom

    Too early for PH?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I would have PH Grandy but big hit by Wells

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Love the Ratboy hop.

  • Chip

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

    • Chip

      Apparently my feed is super behind as well. Good results but still bad process

    • Winter

      Granderson and…?

      Not that it matters since Wells got a hit.

      • Chip

        Against a righty, I’d rather have Ichiro in there than Wells. I’m not saying Ichiro is good, I’m saying he’s less bad than Wells

  • Eddard

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

    • Winter

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

      • nsalem

        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.

  • Tom

    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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    So much offense, this is awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Wheels

    C’mon Nuney.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    More bad baserunning. ARGHHH

  • Tom

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Coney just made me realize Kazmir is facing the Mets.

    Troll, troll, troll your boat. Wow.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Chip

    Hughes for the 3 inning save?

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Gameday had 3 of those balls within the strike zone.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Nice finish Andy. I’m more than happy to be proved wrong.

  • nsalem

    Unfortunately this game is so fucking far from over.

  • Chip

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • Winter
      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Dammit. The only Apple’s I ever used were when I was in school years ago.

  • nsalem

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

  • Chip

    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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Winter

    0-23

  • Wheels

    Fasten your seatbeats.

  • Eddard

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

    • vicki

      gold.

  • nsalem

    Please state your criticism now. SEcond guessing Sucks

    • Winter

      I think it’s the right move. Just risky.

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

      I’m on board with this completely.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      OK but get someone up like now.

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

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

  • JonS

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

  • nsalem

    I agree. Choices are severely limited. He looks comfortable

  • Winter

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

  • Winter

    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.

    • Winter

      Gomes, not Homes.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Hall and Nokes

    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?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Phil cannot be serious with this shit.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Here we go. Start oiling the asses.

  • Wheels

    Fuck.

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • yeayo

    No magic for Hughes in the bullpen.

  • Tom

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Anderson Silva

    They are going to blow this game

  • Winter

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

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

    So, we’re going to blow this lead.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Thanks for NOTHING, Phil.

  • Eddard

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

    • Chip

      Shut the power off to the stadium and call the game due to darkness

  • yeayo

    Wow, Hughes is awful.

  • WhittakerWalt

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

  • WhittakerWalt

    Man, I really dislike Phil Hughes.

    • Wheels

      Feel bad for Hughes. Come on Boone

      • WhittakerWalt

        I don’t. He lives in a Hell of his own devising.

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    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.

    • WhittakerWalt

      And the walk after having the hitter 0-2.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Never said Hughes was blameless. Just that he got some bad breaks.

  • JLC 776

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bet Papi’s juiced for this AB

  • nsalem

    Perfect Fucking Pitch!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    Pick your poison.

    Joba one night
    Hughes the next

  • Frank

    Great 3-2 pitch

  • Tom

    Wow – hell of a pitch by Logan

    Don’t know what the hell Ortiz was questioning.

  • Wheels

    Nice pitch.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    HUGE.

  • Wheels

    Oh my fucking god.

  • Cy Pettitte

    who didn’t see that coming?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    unfucking real

  • Frank

    Yankees killer- Mike Napoli

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

    There are no words.

  • JonS

    WTF…

  • Anderson Silva

    No surprises

    • The Real Greg

      You want to blame Girardi for this too?

      • Anderson Silva

        Hughes faced 5 batters, retired 1. Why so long a leash?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          They have shit left in the bullpen.
          And 2 of those that reached could/should have been outs.

  • BFDeal

    SOB

  • Eddard

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

    • Winter

      Just shut up. The last thing I want to hear after blowing a five run lead is you saying you called it.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    WHAT THE FUCK

  • ugh

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

    • ugh

      shitpen, I mean

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    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.

  • Jorge Brosada

    I HATE THE FUCKING RED SOX SO MUCH

    AADHKAGHADGN;LKASDGNKLAVLNADSL;ADL;ADGHL;AGH;ADFGHJAFG

  • The Real Greg

    The Yankee bullpen has completely imploded. Top to bottom

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • stuart a

    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

      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.

  • Tom

    Call me crazy – Ichiro should have had that.

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

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Meh, he needs a bit of a running start to reach that high.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

  • WhittakerWalt

    Yeah. Awesome.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Not really too surprised.

  • Anderson Silva

    What a shitty team

  • Frank

    And everyone thought last night’s loss was tough

  • ugh

    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.

    • Frank

      What are you 10? Idiot.

  • Anderson Silva

    Gotta thank girardi for leaving Hughes in there

    • WhittakerWalt

      WTF

    • The Real Greg

      WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

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

        Hey Greg, here’s an idea. Try this:

        “Who would they have replaced him with, though?”

        It makes you look way less obnoxious.

        • The Real Greg

          When he makes a dumb statement like that, he deserves the obnoxiousness.

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

            I’ll give you this one.

          • Anderson Silva

            Why let him give up a run and load the bases? He should never have a leash that long for Hughes.

            • The Real Greg

              Because there’s nothing left in the bullpen!

              Marshall
              Betances

              There’s nothing left. The Cupboard is bare

              • Anderson Silva

                Clairborne. That was easy.

                • The Real Greg

                  Ummmmmm…….

                  Did you see Claiborne yesterday?

  • WhittakerWalt

    “Hughsie’s my guy”

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

    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

      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)

        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.

  • The Real Greg

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

    PICK YOUR POISON

    • WhittakerWalt

      Nobody likes you.

      • The Real Greg

        Nice response. Don’t respond to the statement. Deflect with insults.

        • Pasqua

          WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
          -Pot, to Kettle

        • WhittakerWalt

          Boo hoo hoo.

        • WhittakerWalt

          As if your incessant trolling and “I told you so’s” are so interesting.

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

      *Breathes Deeply*

      FAAAAAALLLLLAAAACCCCCCY!!!!!!!!!

      • The Real Greg

        Yes, but you know what would have happened yesterday, given his track record this year.

        This performance just cements it in my mind, even if it is after the fact

      • WhittakerWalt

        Only Greg gets to determine when it’s a fallacy. He’s also the only one who gets to decide whether Girardi’s made a bad move or not.

  • JGYank

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

  • Chip

    That’s it, I’m done with the crap

    • Winter

      Thanks for letting us all know.

  • dkidd

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

  • http://www.projectneox.com ProjectNeo

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Game is still only tied everyone.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • CashmanNinja

    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.

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • CashmanNinja

    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

      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.

  • Revan

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

    XD

  • JLC 776

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

    Still ballgame left.

    • JGYank

      True but our pitching has to turn things around and fast.

      • JLC 776

        Our pitching is downright atrocious.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    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

      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

        “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.

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

    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

      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.

  • The Real Greg

    I would not expect Larry Rothschild back next year.

  • Winter

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      there is nothing left in the Yankees pen, I really doubt they win

    • Frank

      Yea, it is. Boston wins this game easily.

      • JLC 776

        I hope the Yankees win and you get severe abdominal pains tonight.

        • Frank

          Go to bed. It’s past your bedtime.

  • Wheels

    Blast one ARod

    • Wheels

      shit

  • WhittakerWalt

    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.

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • Jorge Brosada

    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

  • The Real Greg

    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

  • stuart a

    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…

  • your mom

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    FIRE CASHMAN

    He’s responsible for this piece of shit roster.

    • Winter

      No, he’s not.

      • Anderson Silva

        Its not like he is the GM

    • Mikhel

      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.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You haven’t compared our pen to their hitters?

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

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Can anybody get outs?

    Anybody?

  • JLC 776

    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.

  • Wheels

    It isn’t gonna happen.

  • Noah Poser

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

  • Eddard

    BALLGAME OVER! SEASON OVER!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Nice.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Victorino – Yankee killer

  • Cy Pettitte

    told you guys this was over, they had zero chance

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • wow

    fuck this we suck!!!!!

  • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • your mom

    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.

  • Miky

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

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

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • WhittakerWalt

      So stop watching.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • your mom

    Claiborne sucks shit.

  • John

    This is sad

  • Jorge Brosada

    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

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

      We all know, me included, that this isn’t actually true…we’ll care.

  • WhittakerWalt

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

  • Anderson Silva

    Joba lol

  • stuart a

    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…

    • Winter

      To be fair, nine outs left is a save situation.

  • Tom

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

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • stuart a

    it is over. they are not making the playoffs.

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

  • your mom

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

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

      At least they’ll be in.

  • Tom

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

    • Mikhel

      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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    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

      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

        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

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

          • Jorge Brosada

            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

          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)

            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.

  • stuart a

    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….

    • Winter

      SSS

    • Randi

      That’s no surprise.. Kay has selective memory.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Winter

    Hopefully Joe West isn’t still pissed a Joba.

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

    • your mom

      Joba needs to bean someone here. Seriously.

  • Randi

    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.

    • your mom

      No that was yesterday.

  • Tom

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

    • Winter

      Don’t want a wild pitch.

  • your mom

    So IBB Ortiz to give up another HR to Napoli?

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • stuart a

    they should hit ortiz here but nah..

  • Alkaline

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

    Now we’re down two? The hell?

  • Tom

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

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

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

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

    Because I don’t.

    • Randi

      That was the past two playoff years.

  • Tom

    Defensive Catcher (TM)

  • stuart a

    don’t worry Joba is in the game.

    wow ichiro or victorino what a joke.

  • your mom

    I’m calling a Nava grand slam here.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Winter

    Thank god Chris Stewart is catching today.

  • stuart a

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

    • Randi

      Its special.. I just wished that MLB & the media treated it that way.

      When Jeter got 3000 hits, they treated him like Jesus.

  • Unreal

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

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • Jorge Brosada

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

    • Jorge Brosada

      Oh and I forgot Nava, yet another Red Sox prospect that comes up and is ridiculously productive…

  • Tom

    1-2

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

    • Tom

      Mixing it up

      Fastball away
      Slider in the dirt
      and
      ?????

  • your mom

    Might as well have beaned him Slobba.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    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

      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.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • And in merrie olde England

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

    • Winter

      No. Walk and sac fly. Up to 0-23.

      • And in merrie olde England

        I meant with him being even more out of whack than recently, head injury while catching?

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

    Never say it can’t get worse.

    • NY2FanMaynard

      It just got worse!

  • Cy Pettitte

    absolutely hilarious

  • stuart a

    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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • your mom

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • stuart a

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

      • And in merrie olde England

        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.

  • stuart a

    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……..

  • Eddard

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

    • Randi

      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

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

      • Jorge Brosada

        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

          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.

  • Tom

    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)

  • your mom

    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.

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

    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.

    • Mikhel

      They just scored 20 runs vs the Detroit Tigers before playing vs the Yanks, just saying.

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

        Yeah, they played well against THEM, didn’t they?

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Jorge Brosada

    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.

  • Sean

    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.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • Mikhel

      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.

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

    • Tom

      Hughes and Joba didn’t last very long so they should be good to go.

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

    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

      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

      • dkidd

        if cc didn’t turn into a pumpkin, we’re battling for the division right now

        • Rolling Doughnut

          No.

          • dkidd

            yes

          • Mikhel

            At one point the Yanks lost 6 consecutive games started by CC, just two of those were Vs teams with a winning record; CC’s ERA in those 6 games was 7 (28 runs in 36 innings), so, yeah, the Yanks at least would be leading the second wild card.

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

        I expected them to win these last two fucking games, to sweep the Orioles, and to win at least one game against the MEts and White Sox.

        But, more than any of that, I expected them to win at least one of these last two games!

  • Winter

    Why overlay and not Granderson?

  • Jorge Brosada

    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

      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

        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

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

      • Jorge Brosada

        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..

  • dkidd

    i have an idea!

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

  • Tom

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Not even bothering to PH for Stewart.

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Why is Chris Stewart hitting?

    • Tom

      I guess they need his framing skills in the 9th, he could save 3 or 4 runs with that skill alone.

  • wow

    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.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Why was everyone cheering like something important happened?

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

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

    • stuart a

      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,,,,

      • dkidd

        but he satisfied our knee-jerk bloodlust by firing people!

        • nsalem

          I don’t think Hughes and Joba would have survived this long in pinstripes with George running the show.

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

        All of your points are absolutely true.

        So was his though. Big Stein always held people accountable – even if it wasn’t their fault.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

    • stuart a

      and the guy drew a walk…

      stewart sucks…

  • NY2FanMaynard

    A pitching debut for the Yankees. And a strikeout!

  • nsalem

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

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • nsalem

    Check out the size difference between Ortiz and Daley

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • dkidd

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • Tom

    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?

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Hopefully Jeter can start it off.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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…

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      FUCK

      • Jorge Brosada

        Come on dude, 80%? We all knew what was going to happen

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          I was being so extremely generous with that. I wanted to think a sliver of hope still existed.

  • Jorge Brosada

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    (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)

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

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      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.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        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.

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Robertson is out for 5 – 6 days.

  • Mouse

    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.

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      Cashman was too busy trying handing Youklis 12 million dollars and stealing Wells from the Halos.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    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.

    • Wheels

      Cash money.