Sep
29

Game 162: The End

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(Scott Halleran/Getty)

So this is it. The final game of the season. The Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs a few days ago and both Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have had their grand send-offs. All of the important stuff has already been addressed, so this game is the epitome of meaningless. I expect a lot of quick at-bats by both teams since everyone wants to get home for the winter. Vacation’s a waitin’. Here is the final lineup of 2013:

  1. 3B Eduardo Nunez
  2. C J.R. Murphy
  3. CF Curtis Granderson
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. 1B Mark Reynolds
  6. DH Travis Hafner
  7. 2B David Adams
  8. SS Brendan Ryan
  9. RF Zoilo Almonte

And on the mound is left-hander David Huff, at least for a little while. A parade of September call-up relievers will follow him to close out the year.

More heat, more humidity, and more rain in Houston. The retractable roof at Minute Maid Park has gotten a workout this weekend. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • NYPLATOONS

    Come on Yankees I need you to win one last game for 85! 85 wins and no post season was my prediction! Go get em!

  • Wheels

    Ha, that lineup.

  • Darren

    Let’s go out with a win and no injuries.

  • forensic

    Ok, one more time this season, let’s get this one up to a typical 500+ comment game thread. :-)

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

    I’ll probably tune in for a little bit here or there, but there’s more important stuff today.

    Peace, 2013. Hasn’t been the best of years, but it’s chewed up six months of my year all the same.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s been far from the worst, though.

      I still maintain that I’ll look back on this team more fondly than some playoff Yankee teams of the past decade or so.

      • Psycho Trish

        Dummy

        • vicki

          + 1

  • forensic

    I guess the Rays weren’t really interested in having their season end today. Redmond throwing meatball after meatball right down the middle helped a bit too.

  • JLC 776

    This is the kind of lineup we usually throw out there on the last day of the season… in order to rest the regulars for the postseason.

  • mustang

    Thank God I went to yesterday game that line-up would be hard to watch live.

    • Darren

      Oh shit you saw a great game! Nice.

      Yeah, this lineup sucks. But what’s really fucked up is that not even one of the spots is guaranteed to be upgraded next season. Not even one.

      • The Other Sam

        How do you support an ownership that doesn’t at least try to improve the team?

      • forensic

        Are you saying that along the lines of next year’s 1B won’t be an upgrade over Reynolds? If that’s how you’re referring to it, then I disagree.

        Teixeira, even with his decline and injuries, should still be better than Reynolds. Gardner is an upgrade on one of the OFers. Romine/Cervelli is likely an upgrade on Murphy. It’d be hard to imagine finding a worse DH than what Hafner is at this point.

      • mustang

        Yep, it was a great end to the era before heading into obscurity.

        Dude, you can see the writing on the wall they are going to take the hit next year if the kids work great if not they will try to win are hearts back with the 2014 free agents.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Nothing’s a guarantee when you’re still playing game #162.

        I really wish people would stop writing NEXT season’s eulogy already.

  • mustang

    If you guys are ever in Texas don’t talk politics apparently the Bushs are royals here and Fox news is the leader truth reporting.
    SHM

    • mustang

      Great state the people are nice and friendly, but its like being in another country.

      • Betty Lizard

        As someone born a southerner but who is a westerner and godless liberal I sympathize. Or as Faulkner said, “The past is never dead; it’s not even past.”

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Just go to Austin. :)

      • mustang

        I have much nicer!

  • Capo

    Nice, our May-July lineup. I missed it.

  • mustang

    How are the Giants looking?

    All I know is that they are down 10-7

    • forensic

      According to the box score, Eli hasn’t thrown an interception yet (though he did lost a fumble).

      I’m sure that must be a misprint.

      • mustang

        I have the box is anyone actually watching the game?

      • forensic

        I see he’s now taken care of that 0 in the interception column.

    • mustang

      Damn!!!
      When I left the hotel it was 10-7!
      31-7 and 0-4

      God give me strength.

  • forensic

    “Let’s just leave it at that.”

    So, obviously that was a great discussion about Cano’s “hustle”. I’m sure that means he got through to him…

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Isn’t the continued lack of hustle obvious proof that he didn’t?

      • forensic

        Of course, I was being sarcastic. We just hadn’t heard before that he even bothered to address the topic with him.

  • Silvio

    All this never-ending goodbye to Mariano and Pettitte is beginning to sound like an elegy for the team itself.

    • mustang

      In a way it is.

  • forensic

    Henderson Alvarez just finished 9 no-hit innings against the Tigers, but his Marlins haven’t scored either so he hasn’t even gotten to celebrate or anything.

    • forensic

      And now he officially gets the no-hitter on a walk-off wild pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 9th.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Strange things happen on the last day of the season.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So we’ll have to rally if we’re going to get to forensic’s 500 posts.

    Good to see Brett Marshall. I’d hate for his Baseball Almanac entry to only read that outing where he was left for dead out there for a few hours while the rest of the team went and got a sandwich.

    • forensic

      Let’s get the rally started!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We have to weed through a whole bunch of shit sometimes, but this continues to be a great group of fans who don’t always have to see things the same way. No one will ever doubt, though, that the regulars here are some of the best, smartest fans you’ll continue to find on the internet today.

        For those of you around right now, guys you like, mustang, Darren, that weird dude beating me by .42 in FF right now because of Alex Smith having his way with the Giants like a smitten high school girl, need hitting, JLC, Kramerica, and everyone else NOT here right now…..I enjoy procrastinating with you guys, and I look forward to another season and hot stove season, win or lose, of doing so…

        …even if I decide to retire the RT screen name this off-season, which is under strong consideration.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          “guys like you”

        • Psycho Trish

          You make it pretty damn unbearable, so there’s that.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    FWIW, Reggie Bush and Marshawn Lynch are single-handedly carrying my FF team against Pat D’s.

  • Pat D

    I’m just going to pop my head in here to say that the Giants…

    ABSOLUTELY FUCKING SUCK!!!

    You people thought this Yankees season was tough to swallow? I don’t know how this Giants team will beat anyone except maybe Oakland.

    Tear it down and/or blow it the fuck up. Clean house. New GM, new coach, new coordinators, new personnel. Two to three year rebuilding project? Fine, do it.

    • Jim is a (Bored) Peckerhead

      Yup.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You da man, Jim.

        You have every reason to root for two enemy teams, yet here you are, letting your true colors show.

        *raises glass*

        • Jim is Bored And Not a Peckerhead Temporarily

          Wait who do I have an excuse to root for?

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            You’re in Boston, n’est-ce pas?

            • Jim is Bored And Not a Peckerhead Temporarily

              Nope. GF is a boston fan though. Not sure that counts as a reason to root for them, however.

              I do live in Baltimore, and I root for the O’s when it has no negative effect on the Yanks. Could be what RT is referring to.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Why yes it is. I was just being vague because I wasn’t sure how much you wanted to disclose.

              • Cool Lester Smooth

                Hm, wonder why I thought Boston, then.

                I guess the LOLskins are the other enemy team?

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I know; isn’t it great?

  • Dale Mohorcic

    That might have been Grandy’s last hit as a Yankee. And Cano might have payed his last game in pinstripes too. Next year is gonna be weird.

  • Pat D

    On a Yankees not, I’d like to say that I honestly can’t wait to see what this offseason holds, especially on this site.

    Quite frankly, this has been the worst year for this site since I’ve been visiting. Nothing but whining about the same shit over and over again. We need to get over ourselves, OK? If dark days are ahead, we’re just going to have to deal with them. I’m sick of people trying to one-up each other on who is more of a “real fan.” We’re all fans, that’s why we all come here. Maybe we could all remember that and try to be a little nicer to each other. Hopefully the trolls will just go the fuck away. Those of us who post regularly know how to identify the trolls. Let’s make sure we just stop paying attention to them.

    But fear not, for the ROVP shall not be going anywhere. You may not see the ROVP, but it will always be there…lurking in the shadows…ready to remind you of the simple facts…that your trade proposal sucks.

    :)

    • Jim is a (Bored) Peckerhead

      No one’s going to stop paying attention to trolls. Just an unfortunate side effect of the internet. Live goes on.

      People who give up in June are not fans I want to be friends with.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        They gave up in April. I didn’t give up. The fact that they didn’t make it doesn’t mean I regret it.

        • Jim is a (Bored) Peckerhead

          Amen.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yeah, well, Alex Smith just gave you a 25-spot because of the Giants….and my QB’s on a bye-week, leaving me to start douchebag Rivers.

      Win, lose, or reload, I’ll be here, and I’ll never stop giving 100% of my fandom to this team. If the franchise needs to re-invent itself, I’m going to be here when it figures that out.

      They can still shove the luxury tax up their ass, though. If you don’t spend the money this off-season, make it because there was little to spend it on. Don’t spend for shits and giggles either.

      You are a man among men, Patrick.

      • Pat D

        Yea, but Rivers is playing a team that has no pass defense.

        They gave up 3 100-yard receivers in the same game to a team that is now 0-4.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          My alternative was Joe Flacco, and fuck Joe Flacco.

          • Pat D

            He threw 5 picks today. Good call.

    • Psycho Trish

      Go watch wrestling and leave the baseball to the REAL fans.

  • forensic

    So after going up 7-0, the Rays have now given up 6 unanswered runs and only lead by one in the 9th inning.

  • jjyank

    *group hug*

    • Robinson Tilapia

      *hug*

      I love you, man.

      *sniff*

      Get Jim in here. I actually met that dude this year.

      • Pat D

        Next year, man. Next year.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Looking forward to it.

          • jjyank

            Cabal meet up. It needs to happen.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              The junior member of the cabal is up, so I must leave this lovefest.

              Per forensic, you all have to come up with 400 more comments before the game ends. Get to it.

      • Jim is Bored And Not a Peckerhead Temporarily

        I’m here!

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      We made it. It sucked, but we made it!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yo da man as well.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Murphy looks a little, dare I say, overmatched lately?

    Step it up in Spring Training, my man.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    So, is Mo gonna play CF in the bottom of the ninth?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nah. I think he made it clear he didn’t think his knees were up to it.

      Whatever Mo wants.

  • Knoblauch’sVNeck

    It is easy for many to write off next season when as a fan, you just endured a weird, frustrating, drama-filled season. The Yankees may not be better next year, but they won’t be much worse, if they are at all.

    Granderson will get his qualifying offer. He will likely accept. Let’s assume he does. Doubtful he gets something huge from another team. Cano will be back – there is no way that leaked number is even close to what will wind up being agreed upon. Teixiera will be around. Gardner will be back. Any upgrade at C will be a boon.

    What you will have to put up with:
    -Jeter inevitably being nicked up 2/3 of the season.
    -Low to moderate production at 3B depending on who that is.
    -DRob turning the 9th inning into a circus.
    -No true “ace” of the staff.
    -Idiots expecting Pineda to be Tom Seaver.

    All in all, if everything breaks right, they could where they were in August, which is contending for a WC spot. It’s not like they are potentially a 70 win team next year. My hope is that Nuno is healthy and has a good spring with a chance to make the squad. Yanks are not going to have a true #1, but they might have 4, if not 5 above average starters.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I even think the possibilities are wider than that.

      Like Mike said in his post a few days ago, nothing would surprise me right now.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      They might just as easily have 4, if not 5, below average starters.

      • Knoblauch’sVNeck

        Um, yeah, that is certainly a legit possibility. You can’t even predict Yankee starting pitchers with quality metrics, because it’s like they operate in their own fishbowl. What would be considered league norms and regression to the mean somehow, for some reason, don’t translate as much to NYY pitching staffs.

    • AndrewYF

      If everything breaks right, they will win the World Series. Like most non-Houston, non-White Sox teams.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Thank you.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    As much as I hate when the season ends I sure hope this doesn’t go into extras.

    • Pat D

      Your wish is laughed upon by the agonizing gods of baseball who seek to further endure our suffering.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Free baseball, folks. Seasons not over yet!

  • forensic

    Can’t they just treat this like Spring Training where the managers wave at each other and just call it a day?

    • Pat D

      Hey! We have to win this game to finish ahead of the Fightin’ Showalters!

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        Best they can do is tie now.
        May as well lose and get the slightly better draft pick.

        • Pat D

          I refuse to consider finishing behind Baltimore.

          They win the tiebreaker for 3rd place if they finish with the same record.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

            They have tie-breakers for non-playoff spots?

            Why?

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Because fuck Buck.

            • Pat D

              Like you said…draft order.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

                Right, there’s a tiebreaker for that.
                But they’d still be considered tied for third place in the standings.

                • Pat D

                  But not really.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Hah, if only

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Kenny Powers needs to pitch in this game.

  • Darren

    *Rubs eyes groggily, list head off couch and looks at TV*

    “We’re still playing? Awesome!”

    I always wanted to attend a game that went like, 25 innings. I’ll settle for watching it today. Especially after sleeping from the 3rd through 11th.

    How funny would it be if we NEEDED Mo to pitch?!

    • Darren

      *lifts head* Still sleeping apparently. Hey that’s what happens if you have two beers, no sleep, eat too much and watch Yankees/Astros.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    The Yankees have to play this game as if there is no tomorrow!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Welcome back, my friends, to the season that never ends

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Daley under team control? I wonder if he’s pitched himself into a stronger ST looksie next season.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Yes, still under team control.
      It appears he might even have options left.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Worth a shot. Looks good in meaningless work. Squeeze whatever you can from him.

  • Darren

    So what kind of chance should David Adams get next year? he had flashes of playing well, and plenty of streaks of sucking. I can’t get a read on him. Even someone like Nunez teases with his line drive ability and occasional good fieldwork, but doesn’t follow through with any consistency.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Chance at a bench role. Otherwise play well enough while riding the shuttle too prevent being DFA fodder.

      • Darren

        Yeah, I could also see them giving Adams the chance to fill in for ARod if ARod’s suspended for 50 games.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          My hunch right not is that the trade market brings you your third baseman next season. If David Adams is your third baseman next season, the terrorists have won.

  • JGYank

    Funny how the last game of the year goes into extras just to extend this mostly miserable season. Another example of two terrible offenses are unable to score. It would be nice to say we finished in 3rd but the higher draft pick is nice too so I’m ok with the outcome either way. Wake me up when it’s over.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I could give three shits about draft order. Just win, baby.

  • JGYank

    Man I wish Grandy could put the ball in play sometimes.

    • WhittakerWalt

      But then he wouldn’t be Grandy.

  • forensic

    It’s so exciting that we get a whole nother year of Vernon Wells…

    • WhittakerWalt

      And Ichiro!

  • Darren

    A perverse part of me wants this game to keep going. This is similar but totally different feeling to Game 4 in the 1998 WS, when I actually wanted the Padres to rally because I didn’t want the season to be over. (obviously after the series that cannot be spoken of in 2004, I would never ever ever do that again)

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

    Does the rule that we don’t play meaningless players in the final game say that we can’t just put Cano/Soriano/etc in just to hope we get a goddamn run.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I have heard more Wendy’s commercials during this broadcast than I’ve ever heard during the entire rest of my life. It’s like they’re trying to repay Wendy’s for not being able to do postseason broadcasts or something. They play 3 commercials during the actual break, then as soon as the action resumes Sterling reads the spot again. I get that advertising pays the bills, but this is ludicrous.

  • JGYank

    What do you guys think the rotation will be next year? If we don’t sign any outside FAs it will be CC, Nova, Kuroda, Pineda, Phelps with Warren and Nuno competing for the fifth spot. Also Pineda, Phelps, Warren will probably be on innings limits and Kuroda could use some extra rest given his age. We should probably go after at least 1 FA though since that rotation just isn’t good enough.

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

    Pitch counter guy got bored, its now 9 behind. Daley at 23, not 14.

    • JGYank

      He reset it when the inning started for some reason.

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

        We’ve had few pitchers go 2 innings would be one reason.

  • Darren

    Nooooooooo, not Joba!!!! I want to keep watching.

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

    MARK REYNOLDS (21)

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  • Pat D

    Woo hoo Reynolds!!!

    Give this guy a job next year!!

  • Wheels

    One more Joba appearance coming up.

  • JGYank

    This will probably go on forever until we put in some pinch hitters or have position players pitch. On a side note Texas is winning 5-2 so it looks like they will have a one game playoff against Tampa tomorrow for the 2nd WC. Should be interesting.

    Never thought the Indians would win the 1st WC this year or even make the playoffs. They actually only finished one game behind Detroit thanks to their 10 game winning streak against terrible teams. Lucky bastards.

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

    Oh great, Joba up.

  • RetroRob

    So just joining. What’s the extensive game recap?

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

      Yanks made Bedard look like an ace.

      Huff went 5, gave up 1 run. Since then we ‘ve had Marshall, Betances (K’d a ton of people), Claiborne, Phelps, and Daley (who has been 2 perfect).

      Granderson singled in Nunez.

      • RetroRob

        Thanks. When I saw the line and the inning, I didn’t even think there would be four lines of recap!

        I did arrive just in time for the HR.

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

    Platinum Sombrero for David Adams?

    Ouchy day in deed.

    2nd gripe K with Bill Miller.

    • forensic

      Yikes, that’s pretty painful. Glad I haven’t been watching all that closely, that would’ve been even more discouraging.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Hopefully that was a Reynolds wrap.

    • RetroRob

      Did Sterling ever adopt some variation of that for his Reynolds call?

      • forensic

        Yeah, he’s done it for all since the first one, if I remember correctly.

        • RetroRob

          Thanks. I’ve yet to hear his call, although I thought he ignored the obvious Reynolds wrap one.

          Since I know you’re not a Scully fan, would you rather listen to Sterling of Scully?

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

            Yeah I missed all of Reynolds HR Sterling calls. I don’t listen to WCBS that much because my iPod doesn’t pick up AM Radio.

            WFAN did me a big favor in that department.

          • WhittakerWalt

            As old and overrated as Scully is, he’s still light years better than Sterling.

          • forensic

            They’re just different kinds of bad. If you put a better partner with Sterling, I’d probably end up picking him just because I could at least stay awake.

  • Pat D

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Selective Amnesia

    Good one!

    Finally caught up to live TV just in time for the HR. Awesome.

  • JGYank

    Finally some runs! Well looks like we’re going out with a sweep and in 3rd place in the east. Not bad considering what we were up against this year and how good our division is.

  • Gonzo

    If Joba gets the save, does that mean he’s finally the heir to Mo?

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

      Going to be D-Rob.

      • Gonzo

        I wasn’t being serious.

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

    NUNEY.

    RUNS?!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Let’s win this and finish this season right!

    • Psycho Trish

      In 3rd place? Yipee.

      • WhittakerWalt

        All things considered, it’s the best we could hope for.

  • RetroRob

    Astors on track for a 111-loss season, closing it out with 15 consecutive losses. When was the last time any team finished with something like that many losses on the season and consecutively?

    • David Brown

      I saw that the 15 losses to end the Season set an MLB Record (Couple that with the Season K Record (which they would have avoided without the Granderson hit)), and you essentially have a Historically bad day for Houston

    • NeilT

      1899 Cleveland Spiders lost the final 16 games. Modern era, 15 games is a record to close out the season.

  • David Brown

    I know it is a meaningless game (well maybe not for the Astros who broke the Major League Record for Strikeouts in a Season, and have lost 14 straight), but it would be nice to win, if only to see Andy & Mariano go out with smiles in their final Game as active Yankee Players,

  • Pinkie Pie

    Now the Yanks are just being mean. But congrats on your first RBI, J.R.!

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

    Rangers win.

    Tiebreaker game here we go.

  • Darren

    Is Michael Kay constantly chewing and smacking his lips? Gross

    • WhittakerWalt

      I didn’t need that image.

  • forensic

    I know I shouldn’t care, but Reynolds leaving the team and stadium early really aggravates me.

    • Darren

      me too. WTF?

  • RetroRob

    What is this, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson? Reynolds has to leave early?

  • JGYank

    Does any know how draft order is determined if two teams are tied and have never played each other?

  • Get Phelps Up

    A big reason the Rangers get to host game 163 is this! http://i.minus.com/ibpwLTpK7HlNgS.gif

    • Pinkie Pie

      Human element, baby!

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

        Marty Foster. The only reason he isn’t Worst Umpire of 2013 in my book is because Angel Hernandez clinched that award.

        • forensic

          You should name the award after Angel Hernandez.

    • JGYank

      Texas still could of still won that game if he walked but still a terrible call that costed the Rays severely in the end.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Holy shit. I’ve seen softball games with better strike zones than that.

  • Darren

    One out away boys!

    Thanks Mike!!! Thanks RAB!

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

    85-77.

    Time for the playoffs. I will be watching.

  • forensic

    Yankees win!

    THEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!!!

    a share of 3rd place…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    And it’s over.

    They played hard. They always came back. It was going to be an uphill battle all along. I’m certainly proud of my 2013 New York Yankees.

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

      Given where this site was what, two months ago, I will be happy with this result.

    • forensic

      I’m just glad it’s over.

      I’m hoping, but not optimistic, for a clear shift in front office philosophy.

      I know you said you like this team better than some of the Championship teams somehow, but I just don’t see any reason to get attached to half of the roster, thereby making them even more blah and unappealing to me.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Plenty of guys I could give a fuck about, but also plenty of guys like Overbay and, honestly, the folks that for us through at short that I will certainly remember.

    • Pinkie Pie

      With the massive (historic, really) amount of injuires and setbacks this team suffered, 85-77 is nothing to be ashamed of at all. The 2013 Yankees did more with what they had than a lot of other teams would have. I can say that with certainty.

    • Psycho Trish

      They always come back? Ha another excellent FALSE statement.

      • Pinkie Pie

        Well, they always came back in April…..

      • Robinson Tilapia

        And, in the offseason, the vermin will go stink up some NFL blog somewhere.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Well, she does tell you she’s a psycho right there in the SN.

  • JGYank

    A win to end the season. Well it was a rough year but it could have been worse. On to the offseason. Hopefully we’ll see an exciting postseason even if we’re not in it.

    Also did you guys see the no hitter today on the walkoff? Crazy stuff. Against Detroit too from a 100 loss team.

  • JGYank

    So where do we pick in the draft?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      18

      • JGYank

        Not bad. Higher than usual. Hopefully there’s a good draft class next year.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        *if they keep the pick

  • JGYank

    Always love the end of the year recap video on YES. Reminds you of everything good that happened over the year.

  • Wheels

    Cool video montage of the season YES is doing.

    • Selective Amnesia

      Totally enjoying it and taping it.

    • RetroRob

      Unfortunately, I can’t see it, or the Mo special later. I am international and can only see what’s on MLB.com baseball package. I missed Mo’s last games, even Andy’s great game yesterday!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    85 wins. All in all not bad, considering the adversity they faced this season. Andy went out strong and with class, couldn’t ask for more. Mo will always be Mo, on and off the field. Te vamos a extrañar grueso Mo, gracias por todo. Te deseamos toda la suerte del mundo en tu futuro como ‘civil.’ Arriba los Bombaderos!

    • http://Www.puertorico.com Pablo Escobar

      Your Spanish sucks.

  • Selective Amnesia

    They played well, with the team they had. I’m glad I found RAB near the end of the season. Go Yankees!

    • RetroRob

      Stick around. Mike and company (although mostly Mike) provides great coverage of the team, although the game threads can get kind of ugly.

  • Pat D

    Dating myself again, of course, but this seems fitting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-2NYC0Rnfw

    • RetroRob

      Dating yourself? I got you beat with my Johnny Carson reference above!

  • JGYank

    Thanks to Mo and Andy this was the best 85 win season ever. And to wrap up the game and year sterling style: BALLGAME OVER. SERIES OVER. 2013 OVER. THE YANKEEEEEEEEESSSSS WIN!

  • Psycho Trish

    Season sucked ass. Not going to the playoffs is a huge failure. Everyone who said the Yankees were going to suck were right. Keep telling yourselves otherwise you pom pom losers.

    GUTLESS WIMPS = YOUR 2013 NEW YORK YANKEES

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      appropriate handle

    • Pinkie Pie

      Your 2013 New York Yankees:

      Starting C missed 145 games

      Starting 1B missed 147 games

      Starting SS missed 145 games

      Starting 3B missed 118 games

      Replacement 3B missed 134 games

      Starting CF missed first 102 games

      Disregarding everything else that went wrong with the Yankees, I’d like to see how well some other teams would do facing those kinds of debilitating absences.

      • NYPLATOONS 85 WINS PREDICTION COMPLETE!

        Yankees have no catcher period!

        Yankees 1b is a 250 hitter nothing more. RF or bust attitude

        Jeter would have no carried this team

        Granderson would have strike out 200+ times and hit 230

        arod would have hit 270 and 20 hrs

        yankees replacement’s 3rd is on them and what they chose to run out there with the rest of the shit.

        Yankee were winning no more then 85 games whici I said during spring trainig and no PS. What’s next? This team is fine rightttttttttttttttttttttttttt

        • Pinkie Pie

          Those are all sweeping generalizations that gloss over the fact that as a whole the replacements for all the players lost were WELL below replacement level. To say that the Yankees wouldn’t have been a signifcantly better team with all their starters intact for most of the season is just ignorant.

  • andrew j

    No and Andy should b pitching in the playoffs. This one on management believing it could replace injured players with other team’s discards. George S. should b ashamed of his sons.

    • NYPLATOONS 85 WINS

      DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

      Replacing injured guys with TRASH PURE TRASH!!

      1000% AGREE!!!!

      • WhittakerWalt

        Hey Mr. ALL CAPS, what moves would YOU have made?

  • andrew j

    Mo and Andy. Damn spellcheck!

  • NYPLATOONS 85 WINS

    !!!!!!!!!!! 85 wins no post season prediction complete!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOM!!!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      You must feel so proud.

  • andrew j

    Resigned Russell Martin. Picked up Alex Rios. Kept soriano in the bullpen. Traded for cliff lee. Resigned Swisher. Traded for Jose Reyes.