Sep
07

Game 142: Push Back

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How many outs will the Yankees make on the bases today? (Rich Schultz/Getty)

How many outs will the Yankees make on the bases today? (Rich Schultz/Getty)

These last two games could not have gone any worse for the Yankees. They continue to get pushed around in their own building by the Red Sox — Boston has won 19 of their last 30 games at Yankee Stadium — and their three most reliable setup relievers have all suffered some kind of arm injury. Outside of Cesar Cabral and maybe Matt Daley, the rest of the September call-up filled bullpen has been completely ineffective these last few days.

Even though the Rays have been losing, New York’s playoff hopes are fading fast because there simply isn’t much schedule left. They’re three back of Tampa for the second wildcard spot in the loss column with three head-to-head meetings left, but there are only 20 games left in the season after today. The Yankees also have to jump over the Orioles and Indians (again), the Orioles they meet for four games next week and the Indians who have the easiest schedule in baseball down the stretch. These last two games didn’t eliminate the Bombers from the postseason, but it sure feels like they did. Here’s the lineup that will face righty John Lackey:

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

And on the mound is … left-hander David Huff. Sigh. I know he’s had three pretty good long relief outings recently and could certainly do something similar today, but I have very little confidence in him against this Red Sox lineup.

It’s cloudy and cool in New York with no chance of rain. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Try to enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • trr

    I’m still stunned after the last 2 games. I need a break.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m gonna sit this one out.
    Maybe it’ll change our luck.

    Find a way to win!

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

    Seriously. Yes, it is a blessing the Rays lost the last two games.

    It’s also something that will makes us tear our hair out because the Yankees absolutely should have won these past two games.

    Regardless of what happens, the Yankees ONCE AGAIN will have a losing home record against the Red Sox this year, which is the fifth time in eight years (third time in four years at the new Stadium) the Red Sox have done that. It’s pathetic how poorly the Yankees defend their ballpark from their chief rival.

    Most concerning? We probably thought the first two games were the ones the Yankees were most likely to win. Now in order to even split this series, they’ll have to win the two least favorable games. What a nightmare. I’ll be here in spirit.

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

      Just to expand on this a little bit – the Yankees have only taken THREE home series from the Red Sox since 2010 began.

      May 2010: 1/2
      August 2010: 2/4
      September 2010: 1/3

      May 2011 AND June 2011: 0/3
      September 2011: 2/3

      July 2012: 1/3
      August 2012: 2/3
      September 2012: 3/3 (only home sweep since 2009)

      April 2013 AND May/June 2013: 1/3
      September 2013 (so far): 0/2

      Pathetic. Two of those series’ victories came against the worst Red Sox team in 47 years. Otherwise, nothing but letdowns.

  • SDB

    I think I’ll need some alcohol this afternoon. Fingers crossed.

  • Eddard

    Earlier in the year they could pitch but not hit. Now they can hit but not pitch. Dave Huff is a lamb going to slaughter. This team was eliminated with these past 2 losses. You just don’t come back from something like that.

  • SDB

    Is it a rule that every Red Sox player needs to have an incredibly douchey caveman beard?

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

      And the worst part is that its those fucking assholes like Napoli that continue to slaughter this team.

      • SDB

        Meanwhile, the assholes on Fox can barely stop smirking over this.

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

          At this point, I can’t even blame them.

          The Red Sox have had so much go their way this season, and the last two games are the absolute epitome of this. That team, that roster, is 86-57 this season. HOW THE HELL did that happen? How the hell is that a 97 win team?

          Should be fun next year when some of their luck turns against them, at least. Lets just hope that they aren’t coming off a World Series next year when that happens.

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

            Well, the regression should return since Baltimore had its.

          • Kenny

            Sour grapes

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

              Sour grapes? You bet sour grapes.

              Those great Red Sox teams from between around 1999-2011 won only one AL East title. And I will argue ’till I’m dead that this 2013 edition does not compare with many of those other teams.

              I mean, I’m not demented. Obviously, the Red Sox are a good team. Quite a good team, in fact. 86-57 and the best in baseball? Not an effing chance.

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

                You ask Pedro, its ’04 revitalized…not that I agree with him.

                The team is good, but I think they will be upset in either the ALDS or ALCS.

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

                  I want a 2006 Yankees-esque ALDS collapse.

                  If the Red Sox want to lose like they did in 2009, I wouldn’t mind that, either. ALCS would seem too nice. I want them to experience the disdain of being the #1 in the AL, one-and-done.

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

                    2012 Yankees ALCS would be nice for the 2013 Red Sox.

          • Kenny

            When is it safe to say Jeter’s “spring training” is over and that the injuries have left him over the hill?

  • Ethan

    Obvious fox bias makes me sick.

  • Leg-End

    Vasgersian? Hey its like playing The Show.

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

    Also with Holbrook’s strike zone and Joe West at third, I put ejection over/under at 1.5 ejections and go over.

  • Leg-End

    Napoli again, FFS.

  • SDB

    Napoli + HD TV is just a bad, bad combination.

    Time for a drink.

    • Bo Knows

      not enough booze in the world

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

    Fucking unreal how Napoli destroys this team.

  • Bo Knows

    Yankees forbid facial hair, because looking like a professional rather than a bunch of pedophilic, serial killing hobos should be looked down upon

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

      Well if everything goes right, Salty will be in the NL next year, Napoli will play for a team not named the Red Sox and Gomes will be back in Oakland.

    • Winter

      Hey, let’s be fair. Pedroia looks like a pedophile, Carp like a serial killer, and Napoli like a hobo.

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

        Last I Looked Pedroia was rat boy, and to be honest, its a good description.

        Carp looks like something imploded in his neck. Salty has a poor man’s try. Gomes and Napoli look homeless.

        At least Victorino and Ortiz look clean to most degrees.

        • Winter

          Ortiz, sure. But Victorino? Far from clean.

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

            At least he doesn’t look like something out of a neighborhood in Philly.

        • Bo Knows

          Ortiz takes care of his beard and at least looks like he bathes, even though he does do some odd beard designs; Victorino hasn’t been clean since he joined the RedSox, he’s just gotten dingier and dingier. I said it before and I’ll say it again it’s a contractual obligation to look grimy.

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

      Is that the gist of how the FOX announcers are discussing this?

  • Leg-End

    I very rarely get to watch FOX games, being from old blighty and all. But is it always this bad? Bad as in everything the Red Sox does is marvelous and everything the Yankees do is evil?

    • Bo Knows

      yes….always

  • JGYank

    And another HR. The sucking continues. I just to know why we can’t win one frickin game against their team especially while we are swinging the bats well. We could get swept if this keeps up. If we to make the postseason we have to go like 15-6 to just get to 90 wins thanks to these last two games. We needed to win at least one of them. We had to go 3-1 in this series but forget that now. If we did we would be a half game behind the Rays but we just suck against the Rays and RS, the two most important teams to beat in our division of course. Our record this year is pretty inflated by the Blue Jays otherwise we would be around .500. Just a bad year full of injuries and a bad way for Mo to go out.

  • Winter

    I like that Granderson is bunting against the shift, but all his bunts have been terrible.

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

      Honestly, I’m in the Jim Leyland boat of over shifts….aka we don’t use them.

      • Bo Knows

        with the tigers infield, I doubt they could do it competently. They only have one IF that can even be considered not shitty and that’s iglesias who’s an excellent fielder

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

          I don’t question that, but Jim Leyland is known to be a no-no on overshifts and honestly, I agree with him.

        • 28 this year

          Wouldn’t those who are excellent fielders have less a need to shift since they are already competent enough to get to most parts from their standard positions? I would think a defense of poorer fielders who see more drastic improvements from well thought out positioning shifts since they woudl be closer to where the ball is hit and thus need less range to get to more balls than from standard positioning.

          Being bad at fielding shouldn’t preclude a team from shifting. If anything, shifting is a way to take immobile fielders and get them closer to the ball. Good fielders are good no matter what. They woudl benefit from shifting but considering they already get to most balls, the net benefit of shifting would be minimized.

    • Bo Knows

      he’s got to work on it, his bunts are too hard; but at the same time he plants that in their minds, the shifts will lessen

      • Winter

        Too hard? They haven’t been hard enough. He hasn’t been getting to past te pitcher, which is what he needs to do.

        • Bo Knows

          I want his the balls to die early and quickly, like how Ichiro’s do. If they died before they reached the mound Grandy would be safe

          • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

            That kind of bunt would have nothing to do with the shift, and likely little impact on lessening the shift, as they would be successful regardless of the shift.

  • Kenny

    The reason they can’t win even one lousy game (so far) is that they’re not as good a team as the Sox. Now it’s the pitchers who are AWOL.

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

    Overbay :D

  • Pat D

    Since I don’t drink, I can’t bear myself to watch this game. The combination of FOX, seeing these ugly motherfuckers in daylight, and that I have better things to do just makes me skip this one.

  • Leg-End

    Yeah, that will do me. See ya chaps.

  • dot

    Fuck this game.

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

    So, umm, another Red Sox home run?

    go figure.

  • Kenny

    Wow! Guess Huff was an illusion after all.

  • Kenny

    Maybe this awful series will shame Stein into deep-sixing the 189 policy. Not sure even that can save 2014 though.

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

      Yes, well, enforcing policies in such a half-ass fashion tends to end up being a mistake.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      I think that policy has probably been out the window for a while now.

  • Jorge Brosada

    Glad I’m only occasionally checking the score on gameday. I feel pretty calm because I’ve realized that the Red Sox have just exposed this team for what it is.

    Anyone who thinks the Yankees are currently a playoff team is in denial

    • JGYank

      If CC, Hughes, and Joba gave us anything this year and we didn’t have all those injuries we could have been a lock for the playoffs but things just didn’t work out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    these narratives are so fucking stupid, “Everywhere Johnny Gomes has gone, he’s won” Johnny Gomes has played in 3 postseason games in 10 seasons prior to this year.

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

      It’s almost as if McCarver is too senile to remember that Gomes spent years playing on those awful Devil Rays teams.

      I don’t even think he was on the Rays’ playoff roster in 2008. Those three games probably came with the 2010 Reds, the 2012 A’s, or a mixture there-of.

      • Cy Pettitte

        yea, 2 games vs. PHI in 2010 with CIN and 1 AB vs. DET with OAK last year. Even better: in those 7 ABs he’s 0-7 with 3 K’s. And in 2008 with the Rays he hit .182/.282/.383 and didn’t play in the playoffs. He’s just a winner

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

          He had a legit fine season with the A’s last year, I’ll give him that.

          But the guy is a tatted up fucking freak. The Red Sox have really taken it to a new level this year as far as having players that non-Red Sox fans absolutely cannot stand.

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

          But to the point, the 2008 Rays and 2010 Reds successes (if hitting a ton of walk-off hits, winning 91 putrid games and getting swept in the NLDS is really “success”) had zero to do with Gomes. He was around winning teams. He wasn’t any part of the reason they won.

    • Pasqua

      That one made me want to break my television. Complete and utter bullshit. It’s like, “Gomes does something good…say something to make him sound good…even though he’s not!”

      (I also hate Gomes with a passion. He strikes me as a guy who truly believes he’s a great baseball player even though he’s completely mediocre in every way.)

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

    Remember when the Yankees had a 10-3 record at thew new Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox?

    For those who don’t have the numbers memorized, that record is highly likely to be 21-25 after tomorrow.

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

    The bright side to all of this, is that it’s not like DRob, Logan, or Kelley would be needed today anyway.

  • Leg-End

    Ok I’m still watching because of the Ichiro catch. Is this McCarver schtick? Even when the Yankees do something productive or positive, make sure you point out something good for the Red Sox too.

    Cano just hit a 0-2 ball for a nice RBI single, McCarver comments on how Gomes got the ball in to hold him to a single. I mean what? That was a routine play you dummy.

    • Kenny

      Look, it’s some sort of “Boston” thing, with these network people. They’ll tie themselves up trying to put in a good word for the Sox, even if the other team has just hit a HR (“Gomes made a great effort, but the wind carried it over”). Much better to watch on mute.

      • Jackb

        Wow, this is how far our team has fallen. Whining about the announcers being unfair. Lol. Fuck, grow a pair. You sound like Red Sox fans pre 2004. You’re embarrassing. Unless you’re 12 please shut up.

        • Kenny

          If you don’t see it, you’re dumber than shit on a stick. And when it comes to shutting up, start with yourself asshole.

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

    It was worth a shot, since Hughes is atrocious, but I guess David Huff is realizing that those aren’t the Blue Jays he’s facing.

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

    What’s gonna be funny, is that we said that this needed to be a 7-3/8-2 type homestand, the Yankees started off 5-1, but are gonna finish it 5-5.

    Kind of appropriate for the entire season. Every time they gave us reason to get excited, they found a way to completely kill the buzz.

    • JLC 776

      It certainly feels that way… ugh.

  • Anderson Silva

    New York Massacre

  • Wedge

    Complete disfunction. This series reflects the entire organization. Once you start taking focus off of the product on the field you get these results.

  • Need Anybody that can actually get outs

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • The Real Greg

    So lets blame Girardi for this as well, huh?

    • Need Anybody that can actually get outs

      If that makes you feel better.

    • JGYank

      Dude just quit it. Girardi can’t pitch for his pitchers, sure, but he hasn’t been flawless either.

    • JLC 776

      Girardi, Cashman, and Kevin Long all failed.

  • JGYank

    Let’s be honest. With all the injuries and crappy performances (CC, Hughes, Joba, Ichiro, Wells, Hafner, all the scrubs) we shouldn’t have been a winning team this year. Think about all the positions we didn’t get production out of. It’s amazing we are in contention at all. Think about what could of been if we had fewer injuries and guys like CC did what they were capable of doing. Without all that we could have been a pretty good team contending for the division title. But the injuries crippled us and so did the guys who underachieved. The front office hurt us as well. Come on who on the team besides maybe Overbay, Kuroda, and Nova overachieved this year? No one. We had terrible luck and there isn’t much we could do about it.

  • Yan

    Yes, continue to run out wash ups rather than at least see what the young guys can do? I much rather see Marshall/Warren/Betances get smacked around than these losers that are never beens.

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

    Honestly, with the way the Red Sox are going right now, it would probably be difficult for an all-time Yankees team with the likes of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Combs, Meusel, Jeter, Ruffing, Reggie, Catfish, Gossage, Rivera, WHOEVER THE HELL HAVE YOU would beat the Red Sox right now.

    • Anderson Silva

      This can’t be serious. Sure the Sox have a good team but..

    • JGYank

      Ok now that’s exaggerating. That team would have made the 98 team shit themselves.

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

        I said right now, like, when the Red Sox have scored 58 runs in the space of 3.5 games.

        • JGYank

          More often than not the better team will win. And that Yankee team wouldn’t even be comparable to not only the RS but any team in MLB history.

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

            I think the intent of my point has gotten completely lost here. It wasn’t meant to be so literal. Just that the Red Sox are on some unreal high right now.

            • JGYank

              Oh. Well that makes much more sense.

              But they’re oddly overachieving this year and a lot of just doesn’t make sense.

  • J 22′Yankees

    Haha, sure. Bring the infield in! Because it really makes a difference if we lose by 9 or by 10… =(
    Why did I stay home today for this?

  • Gonzo

    This is what is sounds like when doves cry.

    • Kenny

      Ever hear a rabbit getting its neck broken?

      • Gonzo

        Lobster getting boiled?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Good night, everybody.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    What an embarrassment. Really unbelievable how these dirty, hairy hobos carried this team from last to first in the span of a season. With a nice assist from the Dodgers who were stupid enough to take on all of Boston’s crap contracts. Like we’d ever be so lucky.

  • icedcoffee

    It is amazing that two years ago, Jesus Montero was all the talk. Before that, it was Hughes and Chamberlain. Now here we are in 2013 and those three are mediocre at best – one impersonating ARod and PED’s – and the farm system is bare.

    There is obviously more that can be said about how terrible things have become since 2009 but the bottom line is that the future looks just like this season, more downs than ups, the ups being teasers, and “winning a championship” mantra the equivalent of Santa Claus being real.

    This season is a sign of more to come, not a hiccup.

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

    Sorry, but we should have sold at the deadline.

    • Gonzo

      What if the Yanks bought some relief help and were 2-0 in the series?

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

        What if rainbows shot out my ass and magically morphed into a unicorn? We’re dealing with what ACTUALLY happened here.

        • Gonzo

          So you can play the should of game but I can’t. The Yanks should have bought more. That was the point.

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

            Okay, I can get behind that too. I was offering an opinion, not playing the “what-if” game.

        • Gonzo

          P.S. I was consistent that they should have bought more at the deadline, FYI.

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

            Okay, I didn’t realize that that was what you were getting at. Yeah, that probably would have helped a lot too. We should have gone either ALL in or ALL out, instead of this shit. Now we’re fucked for this year and next year.

        • Gonzo

          P.S.S. You are all hopped up that they should have sold but you are are shooting rainbows out of your ass implying that they would have gotten anything worthwhile.

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

            Yeah, I didn’t get what you mean. I thought you were playing the, “But what if they WON yesterday???” game. So strike that, reverse it.

            • Gonzo

              Ok, no worries.

    • JGYank

      Bet you weren’t saying that a 3 days ago.

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

        I wasn’t saying anything at all three days ago. I DID say it at the deadline, and I WAS consistent the whole time and never thought we’d make it in. This series is a real wake-up call.

        • JGYank

          It is a wake up call. That’s because our team isn’t great and needed to get more pieces if we really wanted to contend. But who would have sold? Cano, Kuroda, and Grandy? They would only be rentals and would limited returns. Not to mention how volatile prospects can be. Either way we weren’t in a good position.

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

            Limited returns? WIth the second wild card, there are a LOT of fring teams. I think we could have gotten some pretty damn good prospects.

            • JGYank

              Even if did get a lot in return who knows what we would of got from those prospects. If they don’t make it, you just gave away 3 pretty good to MVP caliber players for pretty much nothing. That’s a big risk to take for prospects that usually don’t work out.

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

                Sure it’s a risk, but the returns could potentially be huge and unless they go all in they’re not doing shit this year anyway, and can quite possibly be worse by next year.

                • JGYank

                  It could be a huge return but usually won’t be. I disagreed with selling this year but it may have been a better option than doing nothing or even just acquiring Soriano.

    • Need Anybody that can actually get outs

      Or filled more holes.
      Go all in or get out.
      The half in shit just makes things worse.

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

        Yep.

      • JGYank

        exactly. After we picked up Soriano, we needed to get more but didn’t. Only got Reynolds and that isn’t nearly enough.

    • icedcoffee

      The entire team and farm system – well except for Mo and Jeter.

  • Kenny

    It would be nice to have Hal and Cash come down to meet the press after the game, instead of leaving it to Girardi and the players.

    • icedcoffee

      What would those two have said? they would have whined constantly about injuries, avoiding any accountability that they have screwed up the farm system, fielded a team fit for “Where Are They Now”.

      • Kenny

        Have no idea what they’d have said. Just want them to have to do what the players and managers have to do, instead of hide out somewhere.

        • Winter

          Yeah. I’d like to see Cashman in right field too. Heck, at this point Hal might help the bullpen.

      • The Other Sam

        Thanks, now I don’t have to type it.

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

    Let this be a lesson: When you’re not good, you can still go on a winning streak. It doesn’t make you good.

  • Anderson Silva

    Jeter is unplayable right now against righties.

    • Kenny

      Yeah, it could be he’s just going through “spring training.” It could also be those really bad injuries have washed him up, certainly as a fielder, where he’s looked pretty inert.

    • WhittakerWalt

      He hasn’t hit them for years now. But he’s still JETER, so we’re not supposed to say anything.

  • Pat D

    *goes to ESPN.com to check score*

    *sees score*

    *goes to YouTube*

    *posts this here*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAZU6DYwTDM

    • JGYank

      great movie. Loved Uecker.

      • Pat D

        Yea, I personally think he’s funnier in 2 than in 1.

        “Cerrano back…he’ll need a rocket up his ass to catch this one.”

        “If that’s not Shaquille O’Neal in left that baby’s outta here!”

        “I used to hate Parkman when he was with the A’s. It’s amazing what a new uniform can do for a guy. (covers mic) He’s still a dick.”

        “It looks like Willie Hays is trying to hit Rick Vaughn. And why not? Everyone else in the league does!”

        • JGYank

          “I used to hate Parkman when he was with the A’s. It’s amazing what a new uniform can do for a guy. (covers mic) He’s still a dick.”

          Favorite part. He had some other funny ones too.

          • Pat D

            “So they’re going to walk Beck to get to Parkman. Obviously Taylor’s thinking……I don’t know what the hell he’s thinking!”

            “So in steps Jack Parkman, who’s hitting just over .900 against Vaughn.”

            “And Baker beats it out with a head first slide. I think I’ll wet my pants.”

            • JGYank

              Yeah he did a great job with that movie. Some more…

              [after Hayes calls a shot to left field and flies out to left for the second time]
              “You know, he could be pointing at the left fielder.”

              “Well fans, Roger Dorn has done a little redecorating around the ballpark. The outfield walls now look like the yellow pages. And any of you folks having trouble finding a good proctologist, might want to come down here and check out the area around the 375 foot sign. As for the game, we’ve got a real nailbiter here tonight. It’s a lot closer than that 11-2 score. ”

              “So, Hiroshi “Kamikaze” Tanaka, recently of the Tokyo Giants, knocks himself cold for the second time this week. Maybe in Japan, that’s actually better than catching the ball. Personally, I think he’s just trying to get out of the lineup.”

            • JGYank

              That’s all we got, one goddamn hit?”
              “You can’t say goddamn on the air.”
              “Don’t worry, nobody is listening anyway.”

              “Just a reminder, fans, comin’ up is our “Die-hard Night” here at the stadium. Free admission to anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won a pennant.”

              “In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.”

              Think these were from the first ML but I’m not sure.

              • Pat D

                Yea, those were all from the first one. Still great, though.

  • Anderson Silva

    Just imagine if a Brian Cashman farm system could produce a player like Bogaerts. Crazy.

    • Pat D

      They did.

      His name is Robinson Cano.

      • Anderson Silva

        8 years ago? After that what happened? This team is fucked going forward

        • Pat D

          You didn’t say anything about years, dumbass. You made a blanket statement that was easy to challenge. Deal with it.

          • Anderson Silva

            I did not attack you in any form so please, do not attack me personally. If you’re not happy about something I posted, just don’t respond to it.

            Back to the original point, Cashman has left the farm system empty and that’s something not even you can dispute.

            • Pat D

              I’m not disputing that point at all. But what you said was kind of stupid. And quite frankly, I find most of what you say kind of stupid. So I’ll respect your wishes and not respond to your stupidity.

      • Kenny

        Remind me, what year was that?

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

          It was during a year that Cashman put together the farm system.

        • Pat D

          Irrelevant to his statement.

      • MondoD

        Cano was 23 when he came up I think. Bogarts is 20.

        • Pat D

          22.

      • Steve

        Yeah, and Derek Jeter and Mickey Mantle and Joe Dimaggio and Lou Gehrig. What more do you people want!?!

  • Kenny

    Amazing, they’re putting a stake through the Y’s heart.

    • Pat D

      That’s just blatantly unnecessary. The Yankees have shown no signs of being undead.

      Just dead.

      • Gonzo

        +1

      • JGYank

        Their offense looks more than alive to me.

        • Pat D

          That’s just a trick of the light.

          • JGYank

            ? Our offense has scored 6 or more runs every game since the start of the WS series.
            (9 6 6 8 8) and 7 so far today. That’s great.

            • Pat D

              It was a reference to a Who song.

              • JGYank

                My bad. But you can’t argue our offense has been very good recently.

                • Pat D

                  Yea, now it’s the pitching that’s letting them down. Which is what’s so frustrating.

  • Gonzo

    Hey everyone! Look on the bright side. Huff didn’t issue a single walk!

  • MondoD

    OK, I’ve gotta ask – How is it the Sawx have drafted in the same relative position as the Yanks and they have all these guys and the Yanks have…relief pitchers (and not even good ones)? I mean we’re going to be looking at a left side of Middlebrooks & Bogarts for the next 6 years, plus Bradley, Lavarnway (who looks like he can club the ball if he plays everyday), and Lester Buccholz and Workman are all homegrown. And the Hobbit. And I read they are loaded with catchers AND pitchers in the minors. Not to mention Tampa’s been doing the exact same thing. I mean, with all their money don’t you think the Yanks would’ve addressed this deficiency in their scouting and player development long ago (or at least, like, in the last 5 years)?

    • Pat D

      Middlebrooks is not that good.

      Bogaerts and Bradley haven’t done anything yet. They’re still just prospects. Also, Bogaerts wasn’t drafted.

      Lavarnway sucks.

      Workman is nothing special at this point.

      Lester and Buchholz have been good, sure, but they’ve also been inconsistent and/or injury prone.

      Just because they have bodies doesn’t mean they’re great.

      • Anderson Silva

        MIddlebrooks, as flawed a baseball player as he is, is still a lot better than anything the Yankees’ farm system has produced in the last 3 years.

    • Anderson Silva

      Why wouldn’t the team with the most resources in all of baseball spend their money to bring in better baseball people for drafting and developing players? Hell, this money wouldn’t even count against the cap.

  • yankees=warriors

    Huh, which five languages does Bogaerts speak? Does he have some kind of certificate to prove he actually masters all five of them?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Swahili, Kurdish, Yiddish, Pig Latin and Bahston White Trash

    • helpfulinfo

      It’s actually four, afaik: English, Dutch, Spanish, and Papiamento, a local Aruban Creole.

  • stuart a

    lunatics out in force today? not watching the game in Calif.

    they have a bunch of injuries in the pitching and it has come back to haunt them; pineda, nuno, phelps, have not pitched in 2 months or more..

    phelps is better then huff… i guess huff’s adjustment did not really pay off!!!

    jeter needs to get the ball out of the infield sometime soon,

    • Pat D

      Yea, the injuries have pretty much finished them off at this point. Only now it’s the pitching injuries.

  • stuart a

    again eddard you were not even alive when george was a laughing stock. what 17 years of no playoffs. suspended by the league.

    get real…

    • JGYank

      Neither was I. What’s your point?

  • Eddard

    If George were alive to see this. He left a WS Champion in 09 and now they’ve become the laughing stock of baseball. It’s a shame how low this franchise has sunk and it starts at the top with Cashman. I’d let him and Girardi go and start fresh. Hal has shown he can make good moves with the Soriano trade, let’s just hope the team goes the direction of Hal and not Cashman going forward.

    • Pat D

      The laughing stock of baseball? Oh, come the fuck on. That’s ridiculous even for you.

      The Yankees could never be the laughing stock of baseball as long as the Marlins exist.

    • Lukaszek

      Ok bro, that is a bit too far to say they’re the “laughinstock” of baseball. Have you never heard of Astros? Or Marlins? Or Mariners?

  • Widget

    The red sox have not played well this series, it just happens that the Yankees played worse. That crappy middle bullpen for the Red Sox can easily blow a six run lead and I expect that to happen.

  • Eddard

    For years the Rays and Os were the laughing stocks of baseball so what did they do? Made changes at the top. Last year the Red Sox were the laughing stock and they made changes at the top. The Yankees need to do the same or you’ll see a lot more results like today.

    In over a decade they’ve only produced one everyday star in Cano and one quality starting pitcher in Pettitte. That tells you everything you need to know about Cashman.

  • stuart a

    eddard with his usual nonsense. so nova sucks right?

    RObertson sukcs also. I can go on and on.

    your not worth the time

  • dkiddsaddling

    this is really sad

    we’re clearly outclassed by the red sox, but we can still make the last rays series mean something

    keep fighting

  • JGYank

    Shame we wasted all of these runs with our terrible pitching performance.

  • Kevin

    Playing possum to get Pedroia out of the game.
    Classic Yankees.

  • JGYank

    Funny how we are scoring all of these runs without any HRs while last year everyone was complaining we couldn’t score without them.

  • Widget

    lets not act like cherrington is some super genius. the dodgers and Bud bailed out the red sox. If the Yankees tried to dump all those contracts Bud would have vetoed it.

    • stuart a

      he makes plenty of mistakes..

      i would not give ellsbury a long term deal btw. he is a injury waiting to happen. victorino got what 3 at $13 mill, talk to me in 100 games on that deal also…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Bud had nothing to do with it. He had no reason to veto the trade.

  • Anderson Silva

    needed one more big hit there. Unfortunate.

  • Anderson Silva

    At least we get to see JR Murphy play.

  • Mouse

    Marshall is looking good so far. Certainly better than anybody out of the bullpen these past few days.

  • bill

    I’m watching on my phone…. why did they take out Jeter?

    • stuart a

      down by 7 the guy is 39, can’t stay healthy besides that no reason…

      • bill

        Down by five after an rbi single… doesn’t usually happen in the sixth

    • Pat D

      Because he basically sucks right now.

    • Anderson Silva

      Can’t hit RHP to save his life.

      • bill

        First he hit the rbi single then they pinch ran for him. Just wondering if he was injured

        • Anderson Silva

          Apparently not but no word yet.

      • JGYank

        I disagree. He is probably below average vs RHP but not terrible. from 2010-2012 vs RHP: .273/.330/.345. Factor in a little decline and injuries and he is probably slightly worse than that line. This year is pretty much spring training for him and is too small of a SS.

        • Anderson Silva

          But wasn’t he terrible against righties in 2010-2011 before having that huge 2012? Maybe 2012 was the outlier.

          • JGYank

            Let me check…. 2012: .294/.346/.377

            2011: .277/.329/.338

            2010:.246/.316/.317

            Looks like 2010 and 2012 are both outliers and 2011 is the most accurate at least IMO.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

              82 wRC+ vs. RHP in 2011. If that’s what he is, that’s not good enough to play vs. RHP given his defensive deficiencies (if they actually had a viable alternative)

              • JGYank

                I wasn’t taking defense into account. Was just saying he was below average but not terrible vs. RHP.

                • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

                  I agree.
                  But he’s been terrible so far against RHP this year. I’d certainly expect him to improve on that some, but it would make sense to at least drop him in the lineup vs. RHP (not that it will ever happen)

                  • JGYank

                    I agree on dropping him in the lineup vs. RHP but this year is spring training for him after not playing for so long and it’s too small of a sample size to judge his numbers. I’m not convinced the ankle/leg is 100% either. That should improve during the offseason a little. Basically might as well scrap 2013 off the back of his baseball card.

                  • JGYank

                    At this point, he would be a perfect fit for the DH vs LHP.

            • Cool Lester Smooth

              We don’t have his post-DL splits for 2011, though.

              • JGYank

                That’s fine. It doesn’t really matter since overall the numbers look pretty accurate compared to his skill at this point in his career.

            • JGYank

              2012 is a bigger outlier than 2010 but I still think he underperformed in 2010 especially considering he was coming off of a huge 09 and was younger than the other two years in comparison. So to me right now he is just below the overall 2010- 2012 line and that pretty much matches the 2011 line where he had a good second half and a terrible first half. I would expect a .265/.320/.325 line vs RHP going forward.

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            Well, it was more of a “huge second half of 2011 and 2012″

  • Anderson Silva

    If you are trying to win and stay alive, why would they let overbay hit against a lefty? Girardi continues to struggle with the concept of platoon players.

    • stuart a

      reynolds is already in. who go with arod?

      if not arod no other option. wells sucks, cannot play 1b , etc…

      • Anderson Silva

        If A-Rod is not available I’d go with Wells. He’s miles better against lefties than Overbay.

        • Winter

          And have him play 1B?

          • Anderson Silva

            If it’s A-Rod, move Reynolds to first. If it’s Wells, yeah. Desperate times.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Ha, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a catcher hit the ball that hard.

  • Anderson Silva

    Can they do it? Need a good AB from Cano and Sori here.

  • Anderson Silva

    That was a terrible AB by Cano. Just awful.

  • MAS

    Since wednesday Girardi’s bullpen management has been horrible and really has doomed this team. Today he should have gone to Marshall to start the 4th. After he have already said he was the long man. He seems to have pushed all the wrong bottoms since h decided to use CC to start the 8th on wednesday. Then he decided the last two days not to start Nova and Pettite and got burned. It is incredible how bad his decisión making has been.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      When nobody in the bullpen can get outs, the bullpen management is going to look awful. There’s been a few head scratchers mixed in, but for the most part, it was only bad options available, and those bad options not doing the job.

      • WhittakerWalt

        EXACTLY

    • ialien

      the monday morning QB’ing around here is off the hinges. How was he to know marshall was gonna pitch well & miller was not?

      how can joe push all the wrong buttons when he has no options to go to?

      some of you people are in LA LA land.

  • Anderson Silva

    Hanging slider, pops it up. When they had a chance to come back, Soriano and Cano couldn’t deliver.

  • Winter

    Only three times in history has a team lost tree consecutive games despite scoring at least 8 runs in each game.

    • RetroRob

      Was just about to post that question. 8,8 and 9 runs so far, 25 in three games, heading for three straight losses. When was the last time that happened?

      Horrible time for a bullpen collapse. This would normally been three straight wins, at worse two of three.

      Yuck.

  • JGYank

    Well somebody has to start the Napoli is on roids chants.

  • MAS

    At least Girardi now knows that Marshall can be an option. I think both Cabral and Betances should be. Napoli has just Killed us. Please make him chase! He’s never had much plate discipline! Yesterday’s 3-2 pitch and thursday’s should have never been near the strike zone!

  • JGYank

    Boston’s offense is just hot as fuck. They scored 20 off Detroit and we were only be able to limit them to around 10. At least we are scoring a lot and pitched better than Detroit in their last game against the RS.

  • Gonzo

    One time, just one time.

  • JGYank

    I’m just going to repost what I posted earlier.

    “Let’s be honest. With all the injuries and crappy performances (CC, Hughes, Joba, Ichiro, Wells, Hafner, all the scrubs) we shouldn’t have been a winning team this year. Think about all the positions we didn’t get production out of. It’s amazing we are in contention at all. Think about what could of been if we had fewer injuries and guys like CC did what they were capable of doing. Without all that we could have been a pretty good team contending for the division title. But the injuries crippled us and so did the guys who underachieved. The front office hurt us as well. Come on who on the team besides maybe Overbay, Kuroda, and Nova overachieved this year? No one. We had terrible luck and there isn’t much we could do about it.”

    Sums up how I feel about this team.

  • 28 this year

    Well the O’s came back to win so that pretty much shuts the door on the Yankees barring a 19 game win streak.