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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • forensic

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

    Very relieved that Stewart was able to return so quickly…

  • trr

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Too many.

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

      There was one week of nothing but “Just Win” at the beginning of June.

  • Eddard

    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.

    • fabricio

      they may haver given them the blueprint for nova but they’re not known to work the count they go up there swinging unlike the red soxs

      • Will

        Good point. Red Sox are disciplined. The Orioles just hack away and hit a bunch of homers.

  • Anderson Silva

    Leadoff double and then nothing. Way to go team!

  • nycsportzfan

    Nice at bat Alphonso..lol

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • YankeeFan

    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.

  • Anderson Silva

    Yay keep hitting into the shift!

  • Anderson Silva

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

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • YankeeFan

    Can’t keep whiffing.

  • yankfan4life

    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.

  • yankfan4life

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

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

    Another dead thread.

    • forensic

      That’s what happens when your team is basically just playing out the string without much chance to go anywhere.

      *ducks*

  • yankfan4life

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

  • RetroRob

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

  • Eddard

    Stewie scored! Alex should stay in that 2 hole.

  • YankeeFan

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • YankeeFan

      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

        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.

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

        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

          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

            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.

  • yankfan4life

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

  • Eddard

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

  • Chris

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

    • yankfan4life

      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!!

  • Wheels

    An uncharacteristic great play by Nunez.

    • Wheels

      *uncharacteristically

  • RetroRob

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • RetroRob

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

      #notserious

      • JGYank

        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.

  • RetroRob

    Mistake. Flip to Cano.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

  • Freddy’s Dead

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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    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

      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)

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

        I’d pay to see it, too. But I’m pretty sure Bo wins easily. Joe is very fit, but Bo is very big AND fit.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • JGYank

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

    • forensic

      The ball just has a different sound coming off his bat…

      but not in a good way.

  • Wheels

    Ugh.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • nycsportzfan

    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!

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

    Fucking Nunez cannot throw.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    just hilarious.

  • Wheels

    Nice knowing you, lead.

  • forensic

    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.

  • SDB

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

  • nycsportzfan

    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

      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!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    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

      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.

  • Wheels

    What the fuck, ARod?

    • forensic

      Tough to tell, but it sure looked like it was going to be up the line a bit. Stewart was even starting to move that way too when A-Rod went for it.

      • Wheels

        I think Stewart would have been able to stay in position and catch it to his right.

        • Mikhel

          I think so too, at least it was worth a shot considering Soriano has a strong throw.

          • Wheels

            Too bad we’ll never know…

  • nycsportzfan

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

    Nice throw Soriano..lol

  • Rolling Doughnut

    ARod WTF

  • forensic

    Well, that escalated quickly.

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

    …and then it all fell apart.

    Nice knowing ya, Yankees.

  • Mikhel

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok I’m done with game.

  • SDB

    Goodbye season.

  • Eddard

    And that’s the season. Shut everyone down.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • forensic

      Why are you insulting baboons like that?

  • Bubba

    You’re all Yankees fans, right?

    • Alkaline

      I really hope not.

  • nycsportzfan

    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

      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).

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • Bubba

      Mind if I give you directions to Baelor’s Sept?

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • forensic

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

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

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

  • Alkaline

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

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • Wheels

      Thought you were outta here?

      • nycsportzfan

        i lost it with my anger.

      • nycsportzfan

        I lost it with my anger. COulden’t help it. My frustration just boilded over.

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

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

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

      Holy crap is Kay predictable.

  • Freddy’s Dead

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

  • forensic

    That was a bomb.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

    • nycsportzfan

      agreed.

  • Wheels

    Damn, what a shot by Reynolds.

  • Widget

    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

      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

        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

          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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Freddy’s Dead

    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

      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

      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

      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

        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.

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

      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

        Also Reynolds may have approached the AB differently.

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

          This is generally true.

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

          • Mikhel

            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

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

          • Mikhel

            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

        Yup Yup Yup.

  • YankeeFan

    Come on need a shut down inning Nova.

  • YankeeFan

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

  • nycsportzfan

    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

      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?

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

        Because if Lewis and Clark didn’t give up, neither will we.

        • Alkaline

          That comment was glorious.

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

            A top twenty comment in RAB history. The others on the list are written almost completely by TSJC or Big Member.

      • nycsportzfan

        I all ready said my anger boiled over. I never left, i just said i was going 2. I said some things i didn’t mean is all. I coulden’t help it, i lost my cool. I apoligize.

        Sori!!!!

  • Lukaszek

    Reynolds homerun 450 feet: Over or Under

    • JGYank

      under but just under.

  • forensic

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

    Looks weird on him.

    • RetroRob

      He has gone with a very close shave. I wonder if he’s losing his hair and he’s just going to the clean look.

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

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

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

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

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    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…

  • Eddard

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

  • Tom

    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)

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • YES

      Just Stop you are terrible with this.

  • RetroRob

    He’s finished, I tell you.

  • Freddy’s Dead

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

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Okay, I guess I’m not the only one. Let’s do this.

  • forensic

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

  • JGYank

    *Bud flips desk*

    • forensic

      lol

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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

      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.

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

      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.

  • Wheels

    Ok dammit, this is our inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that swing was beautiful

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Nice, Robbie.

  • RetroRob

    Surprised Cano did not even make a move toward second.

    • Mikhel

      Sarcasm??? LOL

    • yankfan4life

      He didn’t need to, he knew Sori was going deep again!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice, Robbie was so due

  • Mikhel

    SORIANO!!!! AGAIN!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Love the return of #toomanyhrs!

  • forensic

    Nice!

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

  • Eddard

    SAFE! Now get Robbie home.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sori is heating up again.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    That is one ballsy send

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    SORI, BABY!

  • JGYank

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

  • Eddard

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

    • forensic

      Robertson won’t pitch till tomorrow.

      • Mikhel

        Joba time!!!!

        • forensic

          Better score another 12 or 13 runs then.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

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

  • Wheels

    yeahhhh

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Woo, told you guys.

  • JGYank

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

  • JGYank

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

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

    Lewis and Clark would be proud.

  • nycsportzfan

    Grandy wit the double. He needed that bigtime!

  • Alkaline

    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!

    • nycsportzfan

      Dude, shut up..lol Enjoy the comeback and stop worrying about what someone else said. I all ready apoligized. For the love of god. it wasen’t like those comments were about this paticular game, but more of frustration from the entire season boiled over.

      Relax.

      • Mikhel

        No need to apologize, it is fine and dandy to say what we think, unless of course it constitutes a crime LOL

      • Alkaline

        Having a bit of fun myself, friend. I am enjoying it :D

        You relax ;) I didn’t see your apology till after. I lurk mostly, so I know how most people are.

    • Mikhel

      Good copy/paste zzkillzz, you can put that in your CV :D

      • Alkaline

        :D Fact.

  • Alkaline

    Nice Sori!

  • Cy Pettitte

    keep pouring it on

  • Alkaline
    • RetroRob

      Not today.

      I don’t think in the books, and certainly the TV show, did they even let us know what happened to Syrio.

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

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

    • Alkaline

      It’s been unbelievable.

    • Mikhel

      But but but but!!! He wasn´t worth what he paid for him!!! Well at least in Cashman´s opinion

  • Wheels

    Fuckin A, keep it going.

  • forensic

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

  • nycsportzfan

    Machado..lol

  • JGYank

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

    • Alkaline

      I prefer scoring by the big inning than not scoring at all, a la mid season.

      • JGYank

        Very true.

        #Too many big innings. That should replace too many homers. Lol.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Muhahaha.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Very very nice

  • Tom

    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.

  • Eddard

    LOL! They may make this game Hughes proof.

  • Wheels

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

  • Eddard

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

  • JGYank

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

  • Wheels

    This ump sucks.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    This strike zone is fucking terrible

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • nycsportzfan

    Is Cano better offensive player then Ryan Sandberg was?

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

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      You are right.

  • JGYank

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

    • JGYank

      and Texas too just for the icing on the cake.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • RetroRob

      He definitely did. Hopefully just a precautionary move.

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

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

  • forensic

    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.

    • JGYank

      What happened to Nova? (on gameday)

      • forensic

        We don’t know if anything happened to him. But he came out of the game with a low pitch count and somebody said his velocity dropped his last inning too.

        • JGYank

          Oh ok. Thanks.

  • Wheels

    Who hasn’t been hurt this season?

    • Lukaszek

      Cano, oh wait nevermind, he was nearly assassinated twice earlier in the season by Matt Harvey and JA Happ

      That just leaves Mo then

      • Wheels

        Uh oh, better encase him in bubble wrap.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • JonS

    Just tuned in, what happened to Arod?

    • nycsportzfan

      Could of come up lame after sliding into home. Its nothing we know for sure yet, though.

  • nycsportzfan

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

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

    Holy crap is Shawn Kelley irritating.

  • Andy

    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.

  • JGYank

    Gameday has an injury delay. What happened?

    • RetroRob

      The entire Yankee team suffered pulled muscles all at once. It’s been that kind of year.

      • JGYank

        That first sentence sums up the year pretty well actually.

    • David N

      Foul ball off Romine’s helmet. Stayed in to finish the AB but then they pulled him.

      • JGYank

        Thanks

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nova, ARod and now Romine. Unbelieveable.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    Well then, hello J.R. Murphy.

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

      I also realize this isn’t his ML debut, but I didn’t watch during the weekend. This is the first I’m seeing of the switch-hitting J.R.’ster.

      #Kay

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Eddard

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

    • Wheels

      haha

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

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

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    just gave them a free run. ugh.

  • Eddard

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

    • RkyMtnYank

      Really? I’d be surprised if Murphy could even feel his fingers and toes yet.

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

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

    Those two wild pitches created this situation.

    • JGYank

      Why not keep running Mo out there? He’s our best reliever and we have nothing to lose with him retiring.

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

        I was more lamenting the wild pitches creating that jam than anything else. Joe’s hand is forced right now. He has to keep going to Mo.

  • JGYank

    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.

  • Frank

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • ClusterDuck

    I wouldn’t bring in Mo here.

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Wheels

    Outside.

  • Tom

    What/Who is a Josh Stinson?

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

  • RetroRob

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      And Joyce is a hitter’s umpire?

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    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.

  • RetroRob

    Somewhere, Kabek squirms nervously.

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

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

  • Tom

    Nice stress free inning!

    Is that 650 for Mo?

  • Bubba

    The Yankees will be serving crow if anyone is interested.

  • Dan

    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.

  • Darren

    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?