Sep
10

Game 145: Just Win

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I don't know much, but I do know that Girardi could kick the ass of every other manager in baseball. (Greg Fiume/Getty)

I don’t know much, but I do know Girardi could kick the ass of every other manager. (Getty)

I think I’m going to have to go with the Just Win title for every game thread from now through the end of the regular season. Or at least until the Yankees are eliminated from postseason contention. The Bombers are in a bad spot right now, and while tonight’s game isn’t a literal must win — their wildcard tragic number is 17 — it is a must win for all intents and purposes. They have to start winning games and a lot of them. Five in a row, six of seven, nine of eleven, something like that. If not, they’re going home in 19 days. It’s that simple. Here’s the lineup Joe Girardi is running out there against Miguel Gonzalez:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. DH Curtis Granderson
  6. 1B Mark Reynolds
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. SS Eduardo Nunez
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is right-hander Ivan Nova. The Red Sox ran him into the ground last time out, forcing him to throw 96 pitches in just four innings of work. Considering the state of the bullpen, that can’t happen again.

It is crazy hot in Baltimore. Crazy hot and crazy humid. July and August weather. There is no threat of rain though, so they’ll have no trouble getting this game in. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (ankle) is in a “holding pattern” and has yet to resume any kind of baseball activity. Girardi said he’s pretty much day-to-day for the rest of the season … David Robertson (shoulder) threw an eleven-pitch bullpen session and felt fine. Sounds like he’ll be available tomorrow night as long as everything feels the way it should when he wakes up … Boone Logan (elbow, biceps) had an MRI and it is being sent to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.

Roster Update: The Yankees have re-signed left-hander Mike Zagurski and he is available tonight. He had a 3.08 ERA (2.78 FIP) in 26.1 relief innings for Triple-A Scranton before opting out of his contract a few weeks ago. I guess he never did find another team willing to give him a big league spot. Zagurski gives the team some extra lefty depth with Logan out. Travis Hafner (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot.

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258 Comments»

  1. forensic says:

    So, season over for Hafner. His April feels like it was eons ago.

    Very relieved that Stewart was able to return so quickly…

  2. trr says:

    How many game threads have been named “just win” this year?

  3. Eddard says:

    They’ll have to at least split the series and it includes winning Nova and Andy’s starts. Can’t count on Huff to do anything. Tonight is a must win and it’s going to be tough against Yankee killer Miguel Gonzalez. The Sox may have given the Os the blueprint to beating Nova – Lay off the curve, make him throw the FB, and get into that depleted pen.

  4. Anderson Silva says:

    Leadoff double and then nothing. Way to go team!

  5. nycsportzfan says:

    Nice at bat Alphonso..lol

  6. Cy Pettitte says:

    the amazing shrinking strike zone for Nova, that 1-0 pitch was a strike for Gonzalez

  7. YankeeFan says:

    Gardner really has had a great season. Fantastic defense and now 51XBHs at this point. It would have been nice to see him get more aggressive on the basepaths, especially since he is 10 for 12 since the ASB but he’ll finish with 25+ again and his OBP continues to creep up which is good stuff. Great comeback year after it looked like he was going to have a breakout season last year before going down.

  8. Anderson Silva says:

    Yay keep hitting into the shift!

  9. Anderson Silva says:

    I cannot get over the dumbness of starting Ichiro against RHPs. It’s like Girardi refuses to understand the numbers.

  10. nycsportzfan says:

    Wow, do the yanks have holes in there bats? They can’t hit anything. This team is not good.

  11. YankeeFan says:

    Can’t keep whiffing.

  12. yankfan4life says:

    Tell the yanks to get off their knees and stop blowing the game/season. Lead off double and your 2-3-4 hitters can’t bring him in. Plain sad. Turn this off and pop in a movie.

  13. yankfan4life says:

    Ich can’t hit an underhand toss from a left or right handed pitcher….

  14. yankfan4life says:

    We will already be out of the race when we head to Houston. Way to send Mo off.

  15. RetroRob says:

    I’m going to miss A-Rod next year. The surgery really seems to have helped more than hindered.

  16. Eddard says:

    Stewie scored! Alex should stay in that 2 hole.

  17. YankeeFan says:

    A-Rod up to .297/.386/.486 through now 111ABs…who expected that.

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    A-Rod: .297/.386/.486. Didn’t think he’d be doing anything close to this.

    • YankeeFan says:

      It’s interesting because before getting hit by that Felix Hernandez pitch, he was having a great July and came out of the ASB strong. Then he rushed himself back, finished the season on a terrible note, then had hip surgery.

      • RetroRob says:

        Even last year, when he was doing well coming out of the ASB as you noted, he was still having difficulty really turning on pitches. It just continued to get worse. In retrospect, we know what was happening. His hip was collapsing. It just reached a critical point by the time the postseason started. He was toast by then.

        Based on the first time he has this surgery, he’s not even back to full strength. Unfortunately, we’re not going to see A-Rod at full strength since he will miss quite a bit of next season, if not all of it.

        I’m still thinking it will be reduced, but still be something like 100 games.

      • Cuso says:

        Meh, that was a faulty narrative. He had a couple of good games right before he broke his hand. It’s not like he started blasting homers all over the place. He was warm for a very short period of time. He wasn’t scalding and there was no reason to suspect that it meant he was going to be anything close to vintage A-Rod other than the sole purpose of supporting a narrative.

        • YankeeFan says:

          Don’t think it’s a faulty narrative at all. Didn’t say he was blasting homers nor was vintage A-Rod. He did hit .315/.367/.493 in July last season before going down. The faulty narrative has mainly come from the media thinking that A-Rod couldn’t play anymore. I’m glad hes proving everyone wrong and helping the team out.

          • RetroRob says:

            Yes, I think that is mostly correct and colors the perception of him now. He was so beaten down that people were expecting him to show up in a wheelchair and have a nervous breakdown on the field. So the expectations were so low people (some people) are now surprised.

            I stick with my general view, though. He looks much better now than at most points last year. Have no idea if he could keep that up over a season.

  19. yankfan4life says:

    Nice hit Arod..he is my boy!! Don’t care what you haters say

  20. Eddard says:

    A-Rod is now at .297/.386/.486 on the season. Wouldn’t believe it even if you told it to me twice.

  21. Chris says:

    you think with a name like yankfan4life you would stick around until the 3rd inning.

    • yankfan4life says:

      3rd inning..ha, be here all game baby!! Pop in a movie just a figure of speech…I live for every game and watch till the final out!!

  22. Wheels says:

    An uncharacteristic great play by Nunez.

  23. RetroRob says:

    Jorge Posada was good at something, Ken? Not according to Yankee fans.

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    I don’t think I’ll be able to watch another season of Ichiro ABs

    • RetroRob says:

      I expect him to return to being a .320+ hitter next year.

      #notserious

      • JGYank says:

        One guy kept arguing that Ichiro is better than Gardner and the only stat he knew how to post was Ks. He called Ichiro a terrific ball player (yeah present tense). Oh well. Can’t force him into reality.

  25. RetroRob says:

    Mistake. Flip to Cano.

  26. Cuso says:

    Where the hell was that 1-1 pitch to McClouth?

  27. Freddy's Dead says:

    Pitch #37: a gorgeous looping curve that dotted the outside corner. Ah, Ivan, do more of that please. If you can, greatness might await.

  28. Cuso says:

    Re: photo

    Girardi could not kick Bo Porter’s ass. And if Gibson’s funk hand isn’t really funk-hand, Kirk would blast Joe into the middle of next week.

    • MannyGeee says:

      I would pay a ridiculous amount of money to see a Girardi/Porter fight. That would be infinitely more interesting than an Astros game in late September (assuming the Yankees are out of it… which I am not)

  29. stuart a says:

    nunez has very poor baseball sense.

    he makes a ton of bad decisions.. the other day he flipped for the dp when running to the bag was correct and today he does the opposite.

    the yanks never develop there own pitching, Nova is a mirage….

    no whining on that fact in the 5th inning tonight. Nova is a good pitcher…has been for a while…

    man i dislike ishiro, besides baserunning he adds almost nothing…

  30. JGYank says:

    Stewart always makes really good contact and hits the ball hard, doesn’t he?

  31. Eddard says:

    Nova’s going to have to win this 1-0. Nuney was at 1st with 0 outs and he was still at 1st with 3 outs.

  32. nycsportzfan says:

    Wow, the Umps are completely against yank pitchers it seems. I swear Nova Kd Hardy twice in the top 5th to lead off and Umps didn’t give em either call and then he leads off wit single. WTF!

  33. Fucking Nunez cannot throw.

  34. nycsportzfan says:

    Time to say by to the lead for good here. First 2guys reach because ump is fucking blind, and now we lose the lead for good. It’d of been tough to pitch a complete game shutout for nova anyhow. He gets impatient at times and thats when he gives up bigger innings.

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    just hilarious.

  36. Wheels says:

    Nice knowing you, lead.

  37. forensic says:

    At least if Jeter was out there he would’ve had the good sense to let the ball go past him to Soriano so the other runners wouldn’t have advanced.

  38. SDB says:

    I’m watching the game on mute. Is Nunez fielding at every infield position today? That’s how it looks…

  39. nycsportzfan says:

    Why the fuck isn’t Overbay in there anyway? Is he hurt? Reynolds is useless over there. Nunez sucks, but still. Overbay picks those all day long.

    • Mikhel says:

      Even with Overbay in there those most likely would have been errors; Núñez’s throws have been awful… and now ARod cuts the throw!! shoot!!

  40. Mickey Scheister says:

    Seriously, three ground balls, zero outs and a fucken awful throw on a routine play. Jeter doesn’t even sniff that first ball Nunez got to but 99/100 times makes that easy throw to first on the next play. Fuck a Nunez.

    • Mikhel says:

      That’s part of my point against the Jeter bashers, he might not have an excellent range, might not make plays behind 3rd base or way to the right past 2nd base, but 99% of the balls he gets to end up in outs or at least close plays. There are lots of infielders who have excellent ranges but can only make outs/close plays in 90-92% of the balls they get to.

  41. Wheels says:

    What the fuck, ARod?

  42. nycsportzfan says:

    We’ll be lucky to be down 3 at the end of this inning. Nova and the dreaded 5th.

    Nice throw Soriano..lol

  43. Rolling Doughnut says:

    ARod WTF

  44. forensic says:

    Well, that escalated quickly.

  45. …and then it all fell apart.

    Nice knowing ya, Yankees.

  46. Mikhel says:

    Now thanks to Núñez (again) three runs that shouldn’t be there have the Yanks losing and more likely than not, the game is over vs Miguel.

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok I’m done with game.

  48. SDB says:

    Goodbye season.

  49. Eddard says:

    And that’s the season. Shut everyone down.

  50. nycsportzfan says:

    Ok, i’m outta here. Fuck this stupid minor league team. The yanks 2013 season fucking sucked! A bunch of brain dead , talentless, baboons!

  51. Bubba says:

    You’re all Yankees fans, right?

  52. nycsportzfan says:

    This team is fucking awful! Simply hard to watch type bad. They make stupid pitches, childish errors, miss dead red fastballs, can’t hit to sv there lives, and all there young players are pretty much avg to below. Fuck this team! Were stuck with the expensive Nucleus of loser Tex, CC, and Arod for ever still.

    • Mikhel says:

      Surprising they put up a fight up until the last month of the season (similar to those 80s-90s teams) considering they carry a losing record vs every team they’ve faced more than 7 times this season, except for Toronto, in fact if it weren’t for the BJays the Yanks would be 63-65 (they’re 13-3 vs Toronto).

  53. nycsportzfan says:

    Fucking ROberts stole Cano’s single, or we’d only be down 1 wit Soriano dinger.

  54. Eddard says:

    The only thing left to do is give Mariano a proper send off. This team’s playoff chances are cooked and don’t say if Tampa loses that they’re still in it. They’re chasing 3 teams and they just lost to one of them.

  55. nycsportzfan says:

    Granderson cant even hit 3-0..lol This guys a weak ass hitting baseball player.

  56. forensic says:

    Not a fan of giving a really struggling hitter, who is very K-prone anyway, the green light on 3-0 over and over.

  57. Nice job, Curtis. Completely torpedoed that AB through stupidity.

  58. Alkaline says:

    It’s 4-2 in the 6th against the O’s and everyone is calling it in? The hell?

  59. nycsportzfan says:

    Ok, now i see why Mark Reynold is in there..lol

  60. And there’s the FotPD that we can all think about now if Curtis had just taken his walk.

  61. Freddy's Dead says:

    I’m pretty sure that was ball 4 on Grandy, and we’d be tied.

  62. forensic says:

    That was a bomb.

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    I love how the strike zone is consistently larger for Gonzalez tonight, that was the same pitch as the 0-2 to Hardy last inning.

  64. Wheels says:

    Damn, what a shot by Reynolds.

  65. Widget says:

    I just wish Cashman hadn’t wasted time with crap like Brokeilis and Wells. He should have signed Reynolds instead and made the Soriano trade way sooner. Too much hoping for the best this season and that’s not always the best way to run a team. But the worst part of the season is how badly the Yankees need to develop some major league talent. Boston had no problem filling gaps with young farmhands.

    OH FU GRANDERSON. IT SHOULD BE TIED!!!!!

    • Alkaline says:

      You realize Reynolds was let go by the Indians this year, right? And he had personal reasons for choosing them, despite the Yanks offering more money (IIRC).

      Oh why bother?

      • Mikhel says:

        From what I recall, it was rumored the Yanks offered more money, but in the end it wasn’t true that rumour (the Yanks lowballed Reynolds telling him they were already speaking with Youkilis), Reynolds chose to sign with Cleveland for $6 millions because he knew Cleveland also had interest in Youkilis, the Yanks then jumped on Youk now that they “had no other” options and gave him $12 millions.

        —-

        Fun fact: Cashman didn’t offer Eric Chávez a contract because he was injury prone; he signed for $3 millions with Arizona a week before the Yanks signed Youkilis. Chávez has played 42 more games than Youk, batting 0.290 AVG and 9 HR. Youk had a 0.219 AVG with 2 HR (not to mention they didn’t want Ibáñez who right now has more HRs than every Yankee not named Robinson Canó).

        • Alkaline says:

          Interesting about the Reynolds thing. I just think people forget there are other reasons why a certain player isn’t a Yankee. It just irks me that fans forget it’s a two way street.

          And the Chavez signing- It stinks, but I completely understand it. Didn’t he want to play closer to home? I can’t remember. But I remember reading last year all the stuff he had to do to prepare for possibly playing any given night. That and his injury history was scary. Over Youk, I don’t know.

          Personally, I was okay with signing Youk, but also irrationally preferred Reynolds.

  66. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Gonzalez night true to middle inning form, they need to put up a few more before they take him out.

  67. Freddy's Dead says:

    Michael Kaye says the blown call on Grandy can’t be said to have cost a run. He tries to make this claim on the logic that you don’t know that Reynolds hits the home run. But, ahem, Michael, he did.

    • forensic says:

      He did in that situation. But if Granderson is on first, then maybe they pitch him differently and don’t leave a fastball right down the middle for him.

    • Eddard says:

      Michael’s right and if Greg were here he’d say FALLACY! It’s the fallacy of the predetermined outcome. He could have pitched Reynolds differently with a man on.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      You don’t know that Reynolds would have hit the HR if Grandy got on. Different situations mean different approaches to the batter. Kay is right on that one.

      • Freddy's Dead says:

        Yes, it’s just the way Kaye stated it. Of course, that’s correct. Still, we wuz robbed of a baserunner. That pitch was a clear ball.

    • No, the logic is that you can’t assume Gonzalez would’ve pitched the same sequence, same location, velocity, etc. if there was a runner on base compared to there not being a runner on base.

      There’s no way of knowing if Gonzalez throws that pitch with Curtis on base.

      • JGYank says:

        Also Reynolds may have approached the AB differently.

        • This is generally true.

          Reynolds? He’s generally wailing away for the 5-run HR every time he comes to the plate.

          • Mikhel says:

            LOL “5R HR”, whenever the Yanks are being blown to pieces I usually call my dad and say “HOLY FFFFFUUU… the yanks just hit back to back grandslams!” or “the yanks lead of the inning with a grandslam”, too bad that what started as a joke now feels like a tradition with the Yanks constantly embarrassed more and more :/

        • Rolling Doughnut says:

          Reynolds has only one approach, wit one of two results: wail or flail

          • Mikhel says:

            But Miguel had the choice to not pitch him a fastball around Mike’s comfort zone; with nobody on base and more than 1 run of advantage you can pitch him that and he won’t tie the game. With men on base he’d try to make him ground with offspeed pitches.

      • Alkaline says:

        Yup Yup Yup.

  68. YankeeFan says:

    Come on need a shut down inning Nova.

  69. YankeeFan says:

    Sucks that in a pivotal game, Nunez has been the catalyst for the opponent’s scoring.

  70. nycsportzfan says:

    Warren warming is always a scary thought when any scoring by O’s could bury us. I wish we still were kicking butt with Kelly, Robertson, MO trio and Logan for Lefties. Its bad that Warren is our 7th inning guy in such a pivotal game.

    • Alkaline says:

      This team is fucking awful! Simply hard to watch type bad. They make stupid pitches, childish errors, miss dead red fastballs, can’t hit to sv there lives, and all there young players are pretty much avg to below. Fuck this team! Were stuck with the expensive Nucleus of loser Tex, CC, and Arod for ever still.

      Why are you still here?

  71. Lukaszek says:

    Reynolds homerun 450 feet: Over or Under

  72. forensic says:

    Is it me or did Jeter’s head look much more closely shaved/cut than usual?

    Looks weird on him.

  73. So many wasted AB’s that started 3-0.

  74. The Orioles have a horrendous pitching staff, yet the Yankees haven’t hit them for shit at Camden Yards this entire season.

  75. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Noticed Nova’s fastball velocity was down at 90 that last inning, now he’s out of the game with a low pitch count.

    Hope he’s not hurt…

  76. Eddard says:

    Phil Hughes is up in the pen in case the offense scores 10 runs in the top of the 8th.

  77. Tom says:

    Just following online – is Nova hurt?

    He seemed to have a pretty low pitch count and was throwing pretty well, surprised he was not back out there for the 7th inning (especially given the Yankees bullpen depth these days)

  78. Cy Pettitte says:

    putting Machado in the same sentence as Trout is an insult to Trout

  79. Eddard says:

    They’re not going to be able to do anything with Oday’s frisbee. They’ll have to come back in the 9th against Johnson’s bowling ball.

  80. RetroRob says:

    He’s finished, I tell you.

  81. Freddy's Dead says:

    Folks this game is not over, nor is the season. Cleveland’s losing. Come. On. Yankees.

  82. forensic says:

    Love watching A-Rod when he’s ripping hits all over the park. There are very few things I enjoy more in baseball.

  83. JGYank says:

    *Bud flips desk*

  84. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m probably the only one, but I’m optimistic. Heart of the lineup coming up, and if we pull out a win tonight, we’re probably within 2 games of a wild card spot.

    • Alkaline says:

      I’m with you. Until we’re mathematically eliminated, I’m hoping for the best.

      I’m a bit alone on this, I think, but I just enjoy watching them play. I’ve been blessed that I got to grow up with this generation of Yankees- I was 8 in 96. Anytime it’s baseball, it’s fun to watch. Frustrating at times? Sure. But goddamn, I’m cherishing this last month of baseball. Only the Walking Dead and GoT will get me to next season.

    • Regardless of whether the Yankees hold on here – don’t get your hopes up with the Rays game. They’re back home, wouldn’t shock me if they win that game.

  85. Wheels says:

    Ok dammit, this is our inning.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    that swing was beautiful

  87. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Nice, Robbie.

  88. RetroRob says:

    Surprised Cano did not even make a move toward second.

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice, Robbie was so due

  90. Mikhel says:

    SORIANO!!!! AGAIN!!!!!

  91. RetroRob says:

    Love the return of #toomanyhrs!

  92. forensic says:

    Nice!

    Now tie Hughes back down onto the bench in the bullpen, please.

  93. Eddard says:

    SAFE! Now get Robbie home.

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sori is heating up again.

  95. Rolling Doughnut says:

    That is one ballsy send

  96. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    SORI, BABY!

  97. JGYank says:

    Dam I should of recorded this and not have procrastinated with my homework…

  98. Eddard says:

    HAL STEINBRENNER FOR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!! GET DROB AND MO WARMING!!!!!!!!

  99. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Now, don’t let Hughes or Jobber within 50 feet of a baseball until the game is over!

  100. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Woo, told you guys.

  101. JGYank says:

    Well that was some quick offense. The tide changed quickly in this one.

  102. JGYank says:

    Isn’t great to get to the middle relievers of your opponents pen?

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

    Lewis and Clark would be proud.

  104. nycsportzfan says:

    Grandy wit the double. He needed that bigtime!

  105. Alkaline says:

    SDB says:
    September 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    Goodbye season.

    Eddard says:
    September 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    And that’s the season. Shut everyone down.
    REPLY
    nycsportzfan says:
    September 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Ok, i’m outta here. Fuck this stupid minor league team. The yanks 2013 season fucking sucked! A bunch of brain dead , talentless, baboons!

  106. Alkaline says:

    Nice Sori!

  107. Cy Pettitte says:

    keep pouring it on

  108. You know, words truly cannot describe just how much of a jolt Soriano has given this team. He’s been unreal.

  109. Wheels says:

    Fuckin A, keep it going.

  110. forensic says:

    Wow Machado, way to have your head in the game.

  111. nycsportzfan says:

    Machado..lol

  112. JGYank says:

    Is it me or does our offense only know how to score recently by having a big inning?

  113. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Muhahaha.

  114. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Very very nice

  115. Tom says:

    Arod turning on 97mph inside is impressive. I was expecting him to be an improvement over the corpses they were rolling out at 3rd but not as much as he has been. I think he’s about 5th or 6th in wRC+ among 3rd baseman (granted small sample, but still…)

    Gausman – electric stuff, but man does he seem to get crushed when he makes mistakes. Same thing in the minors too I think.

  116. Eddard says:

    LOL! They may make this game Hughes proof.

  117. Wheels says:

    It’s all going right this inning. Kick back and enjoy it

  118. Eddard says:

    Machado just pulled an Eduardo Nuney! Tried to get 2 outs and he gone none!

  119. JGYank says:

    It’s up to the pen now. Don’t screw this up.

  120. Wheels says:

    This ump sucks.

  121. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    This strike zone is fucking terrible

  122. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my god this strike zone is ridiculous. Nova wasn’t getting any of these.

  123. nycsportzfan says:

    Is Cano better offensive player then Ryan Sandberg was?

  124. Not to sound greedy at all, but the Yankees really should’ve gotten at least another run out of that situation.

    I wouldn’t trust this bullpen with a ten-run lead right now, let alone three to a strong offensive team.

  125. JGYank says:

    Tampa, Cleveland, and Baltimore are all losing while we are winning. Couldn’t ask for a better night.

  126. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh please tell me A-Rod isn’t hurt. I thought I saw him grimace after scoring but figured it was nothing.

  127. Look at Kelley wisely pitching in a bases empty situation with a three run lead?

  128. forensic says:

    A-Rod really did look like he was moving very gingerly after the slide.

    It would really suck if both he and Nova were hurt after this game.

  129. Wheels says:

    Who hasn’t been hurt this season?

  130. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    If the bullpen implodes here I think I will implode myself.

  131. RkyMtnYank says:

    Adams at third, ugh, this might not be good with Arod. Reynolds has played solid D and would rather have him there.

  132. JonS says:

    Just tuned in, what happened to Arod?

  133. nycsportzfan says:

    Kelley better record at least a out here. Come on Shawn! WTF!

  134. Holy crap is Shawn Kelley irritating.

  135. Andy says:

    I was concerned as soon as I saw Alex get up clearly uncomfirtable after slidding hard on his left hip. He didn’t celebrate scoring the tying run at all.

  136. JGYank says:

    Gameday has an injury delay. What happened?

  137. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nova, ARod and now Romine. Unbelieveable.

  138. Cy Pettitte says:

    still don’t understand why anyone ever throws anything in the zone to Jones

  139. Well then, hello J.R. Murphy.

  140. nycsportzfan says:

    God damn, only the yanks could lose guys left and right like this. My lord.

  141. Eddard says:

    And now Romine’s out. The might win the battle but lose the war, just like Lewis.

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

    Players dropping like flies. Ahhh, just like old times.

  143. RkyMtnYank says:

    Not the way I wanted to see Murphy get into the game, sheesh!

  144. Cy Pettitte says:

    just gave them a free run. ugh.

  145. Eddard says:

    Murphy can’t block for shit. A-Rod would have tagged him.

  146. Well, with Mo retiring, Joe’s just gonna completely run him into the ground here.

    Those two wild pitches created this situation.

  147. JGYank says:

    Did Murphy just let two pitches get by him? Dam injuries. It’s like the injuries happened just make us lose and give the Os momentum.

  148. Frank says:

    Girardi has no confidence that Cabral or Zagurski can get 1 out vs. a lefty hitter. Amazing.

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

    I kind of wish they’d give Cabral a shot, maybe he would have been a better choice vs. Davis to start the inning.

  150. ClusterDuck says:

    I wouldn’t bring in Mo here.

  151. RkyMtnYank says:

    Don’t think there’s any reason we couldn’t see Cabral here especially against a lefty!

  152. OldYanksFan says:

    Nova, ARod and Romine? Could be a very bad night.

  153. Wheels says:

    Outside.

  154. Tom says:

    What/Who is a Josh Stinson?

    Let’s tack some runs on and make this a zero stress save for Mo in the 9th.

  155. RetroRob says:

    A foot outside? Foot-and-a-half?

  156. handtius says:

    Is it just me or is the strike zone getting bigger and bigger through the night? Adams and Romine’s at bats stick out the most, but he’s giving lower and further out than at the beginning. I notice it more when the yanks are up to bat, but that could be just that i’m paying more attention to yankee at bats.

  157. RetroRob says:

    Somewhere, Kabek squirms nervously.

  158. Hardy-Roberts-Urrutia due up in the 9th for the Orioles. Lineup turns over if anybody’s on base.

  159. Tom says:

    Nice stress free inning!

    Is that 650 for Mo?

  160. Bubba says:

    The Yankees will be serving crow if anyone is interested.

  161. Dan says:

    The Yankees are the Mike Myers of Major League Baseball. They get stabbed a dozen times, shot up, burned, thrown from a balcony, and still they’re up and going after Jamie Lee Curtis.

    As a fan, I want to see them make the playoffs, but they are just not a good enough team, and if they make the playoffs, they’d need their pitching to go back to pre-break form to have any sort of a shot (don’t think it’s gonna happen). I’m just exhausted by this season.

  162. Darren says:

    Great game! You could just tell that they were coming back today and they did. Awesome 2 inning save by Mo. Maybe it’s time to replace him with Zigurski, huh?

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