Game 13: Win, Then Rest

Derek Jeter day-to-day with sore quad
Frankie Cervelli leaves game with apparent hamstring injury
(Al Bello/Getty)
(Al Bello/Getty)

The Yankees have assured themselves of at least a split of this four-game series with the Red Sox. Tonight they have a chance to win three of four and feel really, really good about themselves during tomorrow’s off-day. Picking up seven wins while starting the year with 13 games in 13 days would be pretty good, especially since Mark Teixeira, David Robertson, and now Derek Jeter are all hurt. Doesn’t sound like Jeter’s injury is serious, however.

Though the first two turns of the rotation, Ivan Nova has been the team’s worst starter. He was able to battle through his first start despite big time control problems, but he had no such luck last time out, surrendering seven runs on ten hits in 3.2 innings. This game is as good as any to turn things around. The only reason the Yankees don’t have one of the best rotations in baseball right now is Nova’s rough start and CC Sabathia‘s one bad inning syndrome.

Adam Warren has pitched each of the last two days, three times in the last four days, and five times in the last seven days, so I’m pretty sure he won’t be available tonight. David Phelps and Vidal Nuno, who had extended outings in recent days, should be good to go by now. So yeah, would be nice if Nova pitches deep into the game and the offense puts up a crooked number or two. Here is the Red Sox lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Carlos Beltran
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. DH Alfonso Soriano
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. 2B Yangervis Solarte
  7. 3B Kelly Johnson
  8. 1B Frankie Cervelli
  9. SS Dean Anna
    RHP Ivan Nova

It is cloudy and cool in New York tonight, so a lovely night for baseball. No potential rain or anything like that. First pitch is scheduled for 8pm ET and you’ll be able to watch this one on ESPN. Enjoy.

Teixeira Update: Teixeira (hamstring) hit on the field for the first time today. Joe Girardi said he is unsure when his first baseman will begin a minor league rehab assignment, however. [Meredith Marakovits]

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Derek Jeter day-to-day with sore quad
Frankie Cervelli leaves game with apparent hamstring injury
  • Paulc

    Would be nice if nova can go deep..if not, get nuno out there and follow up with phelps…they need to send nuno down to aaa and keep him starting…but at least for tonight, three guys can go long…

  • Lukaszek

    We’re not playing to win, this one is for pride!

  • Winter

    I don’t like Beltran batting second. I’d much rather see him swapped with Ellsbury. God forbid that Girardi lets two lefties hit back to back…

    It’s hardly a huge deal, though.

  • mustang

    Time for another installment of Mustang’s GOOD IDEA BAD IDEA brought to you by NYPD “New York’s Finest” we hit over the shift. ;)

    GOOD IDEA: Watching the Red Sox and Yankees on ESPN tonight.

    BAD IDEA: Not using your TV’s mute button when you do.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      GOOD IDEA: Watching the Red Sox and Yankees on ESPN

      BETTER IDEA: Having the game on mute and John and Suzyn on the radio accompanying. Even if the audio doesn’t perfectly sync, I’ll take it.

      • mustang

        Forward think here people.

    • Wheels

      Might wanna zoom in to get rid of that permanent ticker on the bottom of screen.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      BEST IDEA: watch and mute the ESPN game and invite Statler & Waldorf over to do the commentary

    • And in merrie olde England

      Listening to Coachella and watching shit go wrong is my preferred option.

  • Dalek Jeter

    As Coach Edwards so simply put it: We play to win the game. What he forgot to add was that we win the game for Prussia. So once again, Für das Vaterland zu Ehren von Friedrich dem Großen.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    Surprised to see Cervelli that low in the lineup. I’d rather have him batting ahead of Solarte/Johnson, even at the risk of having a few lefties back to back in Johnson/Anna/Gardner.

    • ALZ

      Solarte and JOhnson have been hot. Cervelli only hitting .214.

  • http://co.com jim bouton

    All these little injuries are what you get when you ban greenies. Amphetamines are great for day-o-day performance, and being able to ignore minor injuries.

  • forensic

    Here’s hoping we see more Bad Doubront than Bad Nova tonight.

  • forensic

    YES! Good Nova! This one’s in the bag!

  • Axis of Mike

    Like that curveball, throw more of those for strikes and I foresee success.

  • Axis of Mike

    Fastball up. Bad Ivan.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I’m just hoping Doubront doesn’t break Gardner’s or Ellsbury’s wrists by getting sloppy with high inside fastballs like he occasionally does (a la Happ).

  • CountryClub

    I’d like to see Good Nova, please.

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Waldman has to jump in a do John’s 10 second spots now on the radio. I think he forgets to do them.

    Time to retire John.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      The Beltran HR call screams “trying waaaaaay too hard”. I like Sterling at times, but he’s turned into Sterling the character rather than being Sterling the play by play guy.

      • WhittakerWalt

        He turned into that guy like 15 years ago.

  • Axis of Mike

    Like I said, curveball for strikes.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    The Rays and Sox have been using the shift for years. The Yanks finally use the shift and the media screams bloody murder.

    • forensic

      How are they screaming bloody murder? They’re just pointing out how much higher the Yankees (and the Astros especially) are than everyone else.

  • forensic

    Good inning Nova. Maybe just get the pitches down a little bit more.

  • Axis of Mike

    Perfect pitch to K Napoli: blazing fastball outside and down. He’s gotten away w a coupla high ones though. Too early to tell which Ivan we have tonight.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Pineda and Kuroda showed CC that this lineup can be tamed and beaten. CC hasn’t beaten the Sox in forever. And I think Nova is going to show CC a thing or two tonight as well. He’s got the sinking fastball working and he’ll get that curve located once he gets a feel for it.

    It’s going to be a good night for Nova. I love this lineup with Frankie at 1st, Kelly at 3rd and Soley at 2nd. No Roberts making out after out after out.

  • CountryClub

    Too many pitches to the outside part of the plate to Napoli. He was begging him to hit away from the shift.

    • Axis of Mike

      Yes, true. I dunno if I like the shift on Napoli, you?

      • CountryClub

        I think it’s ok if they pitch him properly. It was a pretty extreme shift too, so the numbers must back it up.

    • forensic

      The whole point, though, is that he’s a guy who tries to pull the vast majority of pitches he sees, even the outside ones, which he then rolls over for easy outs to the left side.

      • CountryClub

        I understand the point. But the yanks get burned a lot in the shift, I think they were the worst in MLB last yr, and part of the reason is they don’t pitch these guys properly when they do it.

        • forensic

          All shifts are going to be to the pull side. You can’t constantly pitch every single batter inside, because then you’re too predictable. Their spray charts got to that point facing guys pitching them normally. When you shift, you don’t suddenly change how you’re going to pitch the guy because then the spray charts aren’t accurate.

  • No 2013 again

    I hate Nava.

  • Axis of Mike

    I’m not too sure I agree w that shift on Napoli, anybody else?

    • forensic

      Look at his spray charts. He pulls a ton of groundballs that way. I’m fine with it.

      • Axis of Mike

        Right, of course, I know that but in this situation, a runner on base, you basically give him a single to right (and Nova pitched him outside), and you have trouble. Play him normally and he has to hit an honest single.

  • Axis of Mike

    Don’t get Baltran in the 2 hole, anybody?

    • No 2013 again

      I think it’s to split the lefties..

      • Axis of Mike

        Seems like a lame reason to me. I’d put him fourth.

  • forensic

    Good start guys. Get them in now, please!

  • No 2013 again

    Everything is being crushed so far.. I like it!

  • mustang

    I can’t remember the last big name free agent that sign with the Yankees and was this effective from go.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I was gonna say Giambi, but he didn’t really take off in ’02 until May.

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      baseball 101: never make the 3rd out at 3rd base.

  • No 2013 again

    Stupid ass play by Elsbury. Also, Beltran strolling down the line was really bad as well. What a dumbass play

    • ALZ

      Why should always be running full speed unless it’s a home run.

    • Chip

      I’m sorry but that’s a time you shouldn’t be running hard, there is literally no point in it and he wouldn’t have made it even running at full speed

  • Wheels

    Ellsbury rocks.

  • YankeeDJW

    That. Was. Awful.

  • forensic

    Fucking Beltran! And Fucking Ellsbury!

    Get your ass in gear!

    That’s just inexcusable.

    • CountryClub

      Yup, bad by both of them.

  • CountryClub

    Awful all the way around

  • WhittakerWalt

    WTF

  • YankeeDJW

    It’s like batting practice so far.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Jacoby is an IDIOT! It’s more important that the run scores there than you getting to 3rd. IDIOT!

  • CountryClub

    4 rockets, including 2 hits, and no runs.

  • CountryClub

    Freaking Nava temporarily preventing a big inning.

  • MartinRanger

    Did that just happen?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Embedded Red Sock.

  • WhittakerWalt

    They just flushed a run down the toilet.

  • Mykey

  • BrianMcCannon

    Godamn it.

  • YankeeDJW

    Just when you think this team can’t possibly find another way to screw it up. I’m lucky my TV screen isn’t cracked.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Ugh

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    That was less than ideal.

  • The Other Matt

    WTF Ellsbury !

  • Leg-End

    Why even tag from 2nd, he can score from there with speed anyway.

    • Chip

      If he can make it standing up, totally the right play. That wasn’t even close to being ok

  • TCMiller30

    Well that was stupid. Why try and take 3rd there? Ellsbury can probably score on any base hit from 2nd base anyways. No sense in trying to get to 3rd w/2 outs..

  • Chip

    Quite possibly the worst baserunning play we’ll see all year

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Even though Beltran didn’t sprint home, that was Jacoby’s fault.

    • MartinRanger

      He’s 37 years old. I don’t want him busting himself to home on a routine sac fly.

    • Chip

      Yeah, you assume the other guy isn’t a complete idiot

    • The Other Matt

      Even had he did, Ellsbury would’ve been thrown out at 3rd before he scored.

  • Wheels

    Rob Thomson have a hand in that debacle?

  • mustang

    Mr Stupid just walk in wearing pinstripes

  • MartinRanger

    If Doubront settles down I will breathe fire.

  • ArchStanton

    In no way, shape, or form was that Beltran’s fault. Even if he did bust it the run wouldn’t have scored since Ellsbury is faster than him and didn’t make the 90 feet in time.

    • The Other Matt

      Exactly. I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Mick taylor

    Was that Robbie of runs thompson’s fault

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Dude, put down the fucking drugs already. Your incoherence hurts my brain.

      • Mick taylor

        If you knew anything about baseball dickhead you would know that is the 3rd base coaches responsibility to make sure ellsbury doesnot get to 3rd before Carlos. Thompson has been a horrible 3rd base coach if you evev watch the games jerkoff

  • ALZ

    Should have at least got caught in a run down.

  • Mykey

    Kruk’s inability to explain what happened is staggering.

    • Capo

      It sounded like he had a stroke.

      • JMK

        So he sounded like Kruk, you’re saying?

    • Axis of Mike

      Miss the Yes crew.

    • YankeeDJW

      I actually felt bad for him.

  • RetroRob

    78.64% Ellsbury

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    baseball 101: never make the 3rd out at 3rd base.

  • Tom

    You can get on Beltran for not running, but it made no difference to the outcome

    Both Ellsbury and Beltran are running 90feet… which one gets to the base faster?

    The only way Beltran makes it home prior to Ellsbury getting to 3rd is if he leaves early, or Ellsbury falls down between 2nd and 3rd.

  • JMK

    Well that was completely fucking stupid. How does Rob “Blunder” Thompson still have a job?

    • Chip

      Ellsbury had a fine view of that play, that’s totally on him

      • WhittakerWalt

        Beltran has to run faster than that.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    baseball 101: never make the 3rd out at 3rd base

  • Mykey

    Oh well that’s just bullshit then.

  • No 2013 again

    Good baserunning helping the Sox, bad baserunning costs us a run. Great!

  • YankeeDJW

    Now the Sox are going to score on these cheap hits.

  • Capo

    God if the Sox pick up a lead here, after that bottom of the first…

  • RetroRob

    I prefer Joe Morgan to John Kruk.

    There. I said it.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      I am starting to prefer Hawk Harrelson to most of the ESPN crew.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        OK, you need to see a psychiatrist now.

        • Chip Rodriguez

          when the White Sox are losing, Hawk will shut up.

          when the Red Sox are losing, ESPN gets more irritating.

      • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

        I love Hawk when he the ChiSox aren’t playing the Yankees

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Yea, but that’s like preferring horseshit to cow shit.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Oh my God. Really ESPN? You miss Pedroia that much? I know it kills them to not watch his set-up at 2B while the pitch is being thrown.

    • SevenAces

      I think I hear gagging and throating noises in the background of booth.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Sumbitch

  • No 2013 again

    Very nice throw by BG! Saved Nova’s ass.

  • forensic

    So, according to Kruk, PFP’s now include the team ripping line drives at the head of their pitchers???

    Dumbass…

    • WhittakerWalt

      When’s the last time Kruk said something that wasn’t complete idiocy?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I was wondering wtf he was talking about

      • RetroRob

        Yeah, Brandon McCarthy didn’t practice either.

        Kruk is bad.

  • MartinRanger

    Thanks a lot Ells.

    Thanks a freaking lot Nova.

    Jesus thank you Brett that was turning into a disaster inning.

  • No 2013 again

    Nova doesnt look sharp with the fastball so far. It’s probably why he’s thrown so many curveballs..

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    They’re trying to single Nova to death. Good throw by Gardy, bad send. This makes that missed opportunity in the 1st that much worse. It should be tied right now if it weren’t for that idiot Jacoby.

  • forensic

    Nice job Gardy and McCann!

    What a frustrating two half innings though.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Greg Maddux would’ve had that.

  • Mykey

    Oh come fucking on.

  • Mykey

    Man, I wish I could get paid to be stupid on TV.

  • YankeeDJW

    Nova didn’t catch that screaming liner heading for his face because he didn’t “do enough PFPs in spring training.” This announcing crew is awful.

  • 28 this year

    Yea maybe the Yankees should have hit more line drives at their pitchers in spring training

  • RetroRob

    Each team’s CFer’s running into third outs.

  • BrianMcCannon

    Phew, nice throw by Gardy. Was afraid that inning was gonna get outta hand.

  • Chip

    So its going to be one of those games, dinky little hits everywhere

  • RetroRob

    I missed the top of the first. How did Nova look? I saw him in the second, so was wondering if he got worse or was lucky in the first.

    • MartinRanger

      He looked fine? Left one over the middle that Xander smacked into left but hit the corners a few times and broke off a couple of good curveballs.

      • RetroRob

        Ok, thanks. Seemed solid to start the second, but less so as the inning progressed.

  • MartinRanger

    Talking about McCann as the post-Jeter leader of the team – I’m not sure I see it. If there’s another guy right now it’s probably C.C.

    • RetroRob

      I don’t think that is something we can see. It’s a clubhouse thing.

  • Chip

    How is ESPN THIS bad at producing games? Shouldn’t this be their thing?

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      they spend all their money on broadcast rights and skimp on off production

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I don’t think McCann is very likely to get that C on his chest after Jeter goes. The C is earned and McCann isn’t a True Yankee until he earns it.

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      Well nobody is going Varitek on the bit and putting a stupid ass C on their chest.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    I kinda object to them saying McCann is the heir apparent for leadership. As diminished as he is, that should be Sabathia’s role.

  • 28 this year

    Yea, I am sure if the Yankees were in the race, they wouldn’t do anything for Rivera

    • Mykey

      Yeah, what the hell was he saying?

      • 28 this year

        No idea but maybe someone should start a twitter feed called Stupid shit Kruk says

  • WhittakerWalt

    I assume we’re just going to make Doubront look like Cy Young for the rest of the game now.

    • YankeeDJW

      Yep. Two easy outs so far.

    • MartinRanger

      Iirc Doubront was frustratingly good against them last year, but then again we had no good RHB until Soriano got there so that’s not surprising.

      • forensic

        Two great games, two terrible games. If he’s on, he’ll dominate them. If he’s off, they’ll kill him. It looked good initially, but that terrible baserunning play really took some of the pressure off him.

        • MartinRanger

          It’s quite possible that being dominated by Felix Doubront overcomes any memories of hitting him.

  • Leg-End

    Kruk – “I got a tree on my house!”

  • YankeeDJW

    Kruk can’t get two sentences out properly.

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    B-Rob and D-Rob are both now injured. Yanks being robbed by the Curse of Robbie.

  • MartinRanger

    The team is running out of time to persuade me to put off watching Game of Thrones. Especially because I read the books and am REALLY excited about this week.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      SPOILER ALERT:

      Boobs and weiners.

    • RetroRob

      Replays at 11:00, so I’ll catch it then, unless it’s close game.

      Also a fan of Cosmos, but I can catch that on NGC tomorrow or on demand.

      • MartinRanger

        Alas I do not have sole domain over the TV.

        • forensic

          DVR FTW!

  • Wheels

    Welp, Cervelli has cooled off.

    • WhittakerWalt

      That’s because he’s Cervelli.

      • YankeeDJW

        With Ortiz in town, you would think he could restock.

      • Wheels

        No, it’s because he hasn’t gotten any consistent playing time since the end of spring training.

        • WhittakerWalt

          And he’s Cervelli.

  • forensic

    At least when ESPN employed Joe Morgan we got FJM as a consolation prize.

    What do we get for having to deal with Kruk???

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Higher probability of suicide?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Can Nova right the ship? Can the Yanks get the bats going? Was that our one chance?

  • Tom

    Did everyone notice the maturity of that ground out by Bogaerts?

    It’s like he’s been grounding out for years in the majors.

    • Mykey

      You can just tell he belongs.

  • mustang

    Apparently not many of you read my last GOOD IDEA BAD IDEA.

    Smh..

    I have manage to somehow watch the game without listening to the announcers and not using the mute button. Its a gift.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I saw it. I just didn’t have a comment about it.

      • mustang

        Doesn’t matter if people comment on it just trying to save my fellow commenters from the stress and lowering their baseball IQ by listening to these guys.

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          I’m not really listening to them.

          • mustang

            good man

            i have the volume so low that i can listen to game atmosphere but not them.

            Shhhhhh,… don’t tell anyone my secret

        • mustang

          O:S

          on a bigger scale

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            Wait, was that O:S directed at me?

            • mustang

              No at the announcer my friend

              • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                OK, just making sure. Didn’t think it was directed at me.

                • Mick taylor

                  Only thing directed at you is your clown suit

            • RetroRob

              No, I think he meant it directed at the ESPN announcers.

  • RetroRob

    I still think all these shifts are going to cause a change in the approach of hitters, but it is not going to be from the guys currently in the majors.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I’m honestly eagerly awaiting what the league comes up with to combat the shift once everyone realizes that offense has declined too much.

      • MartinRanger

        It was ridiculous in that opening series with the Astros though. I wasn’t sure the third baseman ever actually played in position.

  • Brandon

    Nova got BABIP’d to death in the second. He’s doing fine.

  • YankeeDJW

    0% chance of Gardner stealing. He just doesn’t feel like it.

    • RetroRob

      I’m thinking he may return to the batter’s box.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    CARLOS!!!!!!!!!

  • mustang

    YESSSSS!!!!!

  • MartinRanger

    THAT’LL DO.

  • MartinRanger

    More homers please.

    • RetroRob

      Please request again.

    • Lukaszek

      JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

    • YankeeDJW

      You should ask more often.

      • MartinRanger

        Evidently.

  • forensic

    There you go Beltran! NOW you can jog.

  • SevenAces

    Doubront’s got nothing and isn’t fooling anyone, about time they start to tee up on him.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    That ‘poor mans pedroia’ comment…

  • mustang

    There a deer in the outfield sorry its just Ellsbury

  • forensic

    Nice catch Ellsbury.

  • YankeeDJW

    I think there is a strong possibility that guy is dead.

  • Tom

    Man, Ells made that look routine.

  • RetroRob

    So Brian Roberts is injured? I guess that will solve the Sizemore issue.

  • No 2013 again

    I love our OF defense. They make it look easy.

  • Wheels

    Wake that fat fuck up.

  • forensic

    Somebody should check if he’s still breathing…

  • RetroRob

    I’m going to enjoy this Ellsbury and Gardner defensive unit.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    What is the appeal of John Kruk? Is he supposed to be the every man? He doesn’t know much about baseball and he’s not very humorous either. He can barely speak that well in the booth. Kenny is a smooth talker, Cone and Leiter are knowledgeable, O’Neill is entertaining, Kruk is none of those.

    • YankeeDJW

      Kruk knows plenty about baseball. He played the game after all. He can’t put together a sentence though. It’s painful to listen to him.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Playing the game doesn’t mean shit.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Bunt em over, Kelly. Get Frankie a shot with RISP. Get a couple more runs and that should be enough for Nova.

  • Tom

    Please don’t bunt here (after 2 walks)

    • Tom

      Thought it was Cervelli or Anna up for some reason.

      Thankfully he won’t have Johnson bunt.

    • forensic

      I don’t see Johnson as much of a bunter. That’s not what he’s there for.

  • mustang

    Solar did his part and Mr. Johnson………forensic..

  • forensic

    Ok, come on bottom of the order. Get something done here please!

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Oh, son of a bitch.

  • WhittakerWalt

    LOL at the idea that Cervelli can hit.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    OMG NO FRANKIE IS DOWN! BUT HE IS SAFE!!!

  • forensic

    Not ideal, but it’s only one out and the runner got to third, at least.

  • Tom

    Safe.

    (But I don’t think they will overturn it)

  • No 2013 again

    If what Kruk says is right (big if) and the 1B has to close the glove, Cervelli should be called safe.

  • forensic

    Geez, adding injury to insult.

  • Wheels

    Fuck.

  • No 2013 again

    Great, another injury.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Oh no

  • RetroRob

    And we just lost our first baseman.

    Umm, if Johnson goes to first, who is the back-up infielder?????

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Me.

  • forensic

    I say safe.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    SAFE! RUN SCORES! OMG NO. FRANKIE IS DOWN.

  • Wheels

    safe.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    You see kids? That’s why you don’t run hard to first on every play!

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      Some yankees bloggers showed some serious sabermetrics this off-season to defend robbie’s jogging as a great strategy.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Now for ten points, figure out how much of my post was sarcasm?

  • RetroRob

    Tie goes to the runner! Not that that’s true.

  • Tom

    Why is Farrell arguing? Dumbass. (glad they tossed him instantly)

    The umps on the field don’t even make the call!

    • ALZ

      Part of manager’s job is to inspire their team.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Get out of here, Farrell you POS. Replay showed he was safe.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    That’s pretty stupid on Farrell’s part. Yesterday’s play meant zero fucks in the outcome of the game, as much as they missed the call.

  • Tom

    So who plays 1st?

    Is this an emergency enough for Jeter to play? (Johnson to first)

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Yea, great, Cervelli is fucking done.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Watch Soriano move to 1st with Ichiro in the game.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Wait, cancel that.

      Beltran maybe?

    • Winter

      Soriano’s the DH today…

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Yea, I realized that after my original post.

    • forensic

      They’d lose the DH. More likely it’ll be Beltran at 1B.

  • forensic

    Well, Austin Romine’s phone just rang…

  • forensic

    hmm, Ichiro pinch running…

    Beltran moving to 1B maybe?

  • Wheels

    haha

  • WhittakerWalt

    Replay is supposed to eliminate pointless arguing. Hit the road, Farrell.

  • mustang

    Jeter, Roberts, and Cervelli my next sponsor is going to New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    This infield is a mess right now.

  • RetroRob

    Unless I’m missing someone here, someone is going to play first base he may have never played first base before.

    • Winter

      Johnson could play 1B and someone could play 3B who’s never played there before.

  • TheRealGreg

    Yes, let’s give away Mark Reynolds.

    Smart, Cashman

    • forensic

      Yeah, because there are unlimited roster spots.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Can’t give away something you didn’t own.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Hamstring for Frankie. That won’t keep him out all season. People kept saying he was done.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Yea, I did. Done for the game.

  • Winter

    With Roberts and Jeter both hurt, is there anyone left on the bench? Or will they have to lose a DH if someone else gets hurt?

  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

    How on earth did Sterling avoid making a “Who’s on first” reference?

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      Senility.

  • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

    Good thing we have so many extra infielders.

  • Paulc

    Effin injury bug..so freakin tired of it…

    • BrienTaylorsRookieCard

      Seriously – just turned on the game – didn’t hear about Roberts until now. Sigh.

  • JGYank

    Ummm…. Why does Gameday say Ichiro is in RF and Beltran is at 1B? What’s going on?

    • forensic

      Cervelli messed up his hammy. Looked pretty bad, and even added a bad step at the end while limping.

    • Winter

      Cervelli was playing 1B and got hurt. He had to leave the game, and Jeter and Ryan are both hurt. Ichiro was the only guy left, so he came in and Beltran moved to 1B.

    • Preston

      Cervelli pulled his hamstring, Roberts hurt his back and Jeter has the quad. So Carlos Beltran it is.

      • JGYank

        Thank God we have the depth to deal with this… oh wait.

    • RetroRob

      Cervelli pulled his hamstring. We have no other first baseman.

      • JGYank

        Shit. Tex really needs to come back. I guess Johnson goes back to 1st in the mean time. With Roberts out, who plays 2nd and 3rd? And if Jeter’s quad doesn’t feel better after the off day… This infield is a nightmare right now.

        • forensic

          It sure sounds like Jeter should be fine for Tuesday. And they’ll just have to make a determination on how bad Roberts might be tomorrow.

          • JGYank

            Jeter sounds fine, but after last year and seeing his age it definitely could be worse than it looks and linger. We all expected Roberts to go down at some point. We’ll see how he feels. Well timed off day tomorrow.

            Remember when people were clamoring for Soriano to return to 2B in the offseason after Cano left? If things get any worse and someone else goes down, that might actually happen.

    • JGYank

      Also what happened on the challenge and why was Farrell ejected?

      • Winter

        Really close play, Farrell argued after the call was overturned (which is an automatic ejection).

      • forensic

        He argued the outcome of the challenge, which you can’t do and is an automatic ejection (probably had some to do with yesterday’s replay mess up too, but it’s still stupid by him).

      • ALZ

        Really close. Ball and Cervelli arrived same time, but they argued that ball has to be secure, not just arrived.

      • JGYank

        Thanks for catching me up to speed guys.

  • RetroRob

    Cervelli is going to be out for a month. Welcome back Austin Romine.

  • 28 this year

    If jeter can’t play Tuesday, they need Sizemore up here just to have an infielder. Send down a reliever

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      DFA Claiborne or 60-Day Turley to free up the 40 man spot.

      • 28 this year

        Yup, of all the guys to get hurt, backup catcher is at least the one spot where they have some depth although if cervelli can actually play 1B, then he is not quite as replaceable as before. Maybe Murphy can still at the infield a bit, wasn’t he a 3B two or three years ago

      • The Other Matt

        60 Day DL Turley. I’ve been saying that they should’ve that done at the end of Spring Training, and they could have kept Nunez and just optioned him down, instead of having to DFA him.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Papi admired that one. Too bad it didn’t go out.

  • forensic

    Well, if nothing else, they have a 2-run lead with a better defensive outfield now, so that’s something I guess.

    • ALZ

      Well, at least Nova is doing fly balls.

  • TheRealGreg

    For not having his best stuff, Nova’s pitching well

  • RetroRob

    Beltran does not look comfortable there.

    Hopefully he doesn’t get injured diving for a ball.

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    Note to MLB: Please make greenies legal again so that the entire league isn’t on the D.L. at some point during the season. Thank you.

  • RetroRob

    The ball is not carrying to right center tonight.

  • forensic

    Nice Gardy. A couple extra runs this inning would be REALLY nice.

  • TheRealGreg

    And now Brett will just lollygag at first base

  • forensic

    Good hustle Gardy.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Now that’s a smart tag, Jacoby. Gardy just got himself into scoring position.

  • ALZ

    Gardner shows Ellsbury how it’s done.

  • Tom

    So are they riding the 3 man bench out until Tex gets back?

    I know it would take a 40 man move, but I don’t get the need for an 8 man bullpen at this point of the season; especially if you have a couple of guys on the bench day to day.

    • forensic

      I think the 8 man bullpen was mainly to cover for this series. I assume Greene will be sent back down tomorrow (and certainly Cervelli will be DLed). So, Romine would likely come up. As for the 2nd one, not sure. Maybe depends how bad they think Roberts is. Maybe Murphy for a 3rd catcher who could maybe fake 1B/3B if absolutely necessary (since they’ve already shown a willingness to go with 3 catchers).

    • The Other Matt

      By the looks of his injury Cervelli will go on the DL, and they will probably call up Romine. Depending if Roberts injury necessitates him going on the DL, then the Yankees might really have a problem because they don’t have any other available infielders on the 40 man roster, other than Brendan Ryan, who happens to be on the DL himself. I think either way someone is going to be DFA’d (Claiborne or Turley) or going on the 60 Day DL (Turley, or maybe Ryan or Cervelli depending on the extent of his injury).

  • Tom

    This would be a good spot to steal (3rd).

  • RetroRob

    This would be a good time to steal third.

  • cr1

    Evidently the situation would have to involve something like gunfire for Girardi to consider it a state of emergency and put Jeter in there.

    • ALZ

      I’d rather Beltran/Ichiro out there than to push Jeter. I don’t want him miss significant time.

      • cr1

        You’re right. Gunfire wouldn’t be enough. Have to be actual casualties.

        • mustang

          lol

  • forensic

    I see Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies clearly did more PFP’s during spring training than the Yankees.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    In other news, The Bastard is dead.

    Oh, sorry. SPOILER ALERT!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Nova just needs to avoid the CC collapse. And Napoli just hit one out. Get the pen up.

    • ALZ

      BGDP?

      • forensic

        Big Game David Phelps.

        It’s Eddard, it’s best to skip his comments and just move on.

  • mustang

    Lets look at the bright side Jeter’s injury doesn’t sound that bad. Cervelli is the back-up catcher they have 2 more of those and Roberts will its Roberts.

    :)

  • OldYanksFan

    Nova has 3 spots he’s been hitting.
    Up, up and up.
    It was just a matter of time.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He’s been very lucky tonight, which I hope is now over.

  • TheRealGreg

    6 and 2 despite not having good stuff?

    Very nice

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Nova’s gotten through 6 with the lead. He’s done his job. Short leash on him next inning. Have the pen ready. BGDP can be the bridge to Warren-Kelley.

  • forensic

    Ugh, SOOOOOO close!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    How the hell did that not go out. They better get this run in. Get him in Soley.

  • Tom

    Damn that was crushed.

    Doubront ain’t exactly foolin’ people – it’s amazing he’s only given up 3 runs.

  • And in merrie olde England

    McCann can!… almost

  • Wheels

    Officer McCann was robbed.

  • 28 this year

    Fuck solarte now

  • mustang

    its not funny now

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    OMG NO! STOP RUNNING HARD!

  • MartinRanger

    Oh god not Solarte.

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • forensic

    Thought they should’ve bunted there, and now ANOTHER guy is injured….

  • OldYanksFan

    That ball is literally 1/2″ from being a HR.

  • MartinRanger

    I have a bad feeling we’re about to see Sori back at 2nd.

  • Winter

    Soriano’s gotta come out of the DH, right? Can’t risk Jeter getting hurt long-term also.

  • Winter

    NOOOOO

  • RetroRob

    Solarte is injured? Now what?

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Now Solarte is fucking limping!! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

  • Tom

    Freakin Eh…. why do they keep lunging to 1st base like that?

    • Winter

      They want to be safe?

      • Tom

        Then learn to run to 1st base… adjust the stride prior to the last step. They teach that in HS baseball, if not earlier.

        Although on the replay it looked like Solarte injured his other leg. Cervelli’s injury looked like it was him lunging (which is how you get hurt)

        • Mike HC

          Looked maybe like a groin injury to me

  • RetroRob

    Jeter off the bench.

  • TheRealGreg

    Solarte did the job

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    INJURIES BY THE BOATLOAD!!!

    ANARCHY IN THE BRONX!!!

    EXCESSIVE USE OF ALL CAPS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

  • Wheels

    When it rains it pours.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    this is like 2013 again in terms of injuries.

    • MartinRanger

      So far it’s just 15 day DL type stuff though. Nobody got any broken bones or torn tissues just strains and sprains. That a huge difference.

      • forensic

        Well, that depends on Cervelli. His did look pretty bad.

        • MartinRanger

          Yeah, we’ll see.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Except it’s a slightly less caliber of player going down. Makes a big difference. Other than Jeter, these are pretty interchangeable parts.

      • MartinRanger

        Well, if we’re not talking about Teix and D-Rob. Those hurt.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Of course. I was just talking tonight.

  • MartinRanger

    If they hold on to this lead with this infield defense it will be a freaking miracle.

  • forensic

    Well, that all really sucked.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    If I’m Sori I don’t want to play the infield. These guys are dropping like flies.

  • 28 this year

    That’s 4 infielders down today

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    I’m coming in to the game to play second.

    • Tommy

      Please don’t.

  • Paulc

    Piss

  • Chip Rodriguez

    Somewhere Robbie Cano’s thinking to himself that it’s not a bad idea to just jog to first at times.

  • 28 this year

    Maybe the yanks can have four outfielders and switch to soft toss softball so the ball is hit to the outfield

  • Winter

    Is Solarte still out there? They haven’t said anything…

  • forensic

    They’ve been back all this time without a single mention of whether Solarte is still in there (which I assume means he is, but geez, at least mention it to confirm for people watching).

    • Tom

      I was wondering about that myself.

      I get they had to get the future HOF talk in about Jakcie Bradley Jr, but you’d think they’d at least mention what was going on.

  • We Need Stephen Drew

    You know what to do steinbrenners

  • Andy

    Can someone explain the solarte situation?

    • forensic

      Hurt his lower body trying to beat out the grounder. Tough to tell if it was groin, quad, or knee. Still out there though.

    • RetroRob

      Many can, but none happen to be in the ESPN booth.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    So suppose Roberts, Cervelli, AND Solarte are out. I can figure out of the moves easily. Who comes up for Solarte, though? You’d need another infielder, somehow, since you’d be left with no UTL until Tex got back.

    Ready for the least popular thing I’ll ever say on here? This is where DFAing Nunez hurts.

    • Winter

      Solarte may not miss time. But if he does, you call up Sizemore (who’s been killing it at AAA).

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        In my doomsday scenario, I’m bringing up Sizemore for Roberts already.

    • Slu

      Yeah, Nunez would help if they really are all DL level hurt.

      But don’t sell yourself short. You have said many more less popular things than that.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Only to your mom, though.

    • Tom

      Actually it doesn’t hurt.

      The issue is the 40man not Nunez. They have options in the minors if they want to make a 40 man move. Nunez wouldn’t have changed that situation at all as this is a product of the 40 man roster crunch.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        There’d be a crunch no matter, I agree, but I did always feel he should not have been first to go.

        • Tom

          But it is irrelevant to your point… if Solarte was sent down, he wouldn’t be on the 40man and they’d be in the same situation – having to make a 40 man move to clear space for an infielder.

          So this is NOT where DFA’ing Nunez hurts unless you think he is somehow a drastically better option at 2nd or 3rd than Sizemore or a better 1st baseman than Canzler (or whowever else they might call up)

          Your comment was “this is where DFA’ing Nunez hurts”… it’s not.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I’d have considered Claiborne to be more expendable on Opening Day than Nunez. I’d have gone with the infield depth.

            I agree that it’s still a crunch and that, sooner rather than later, the axe may have fallen on Nunez, but he wouldn’t have been my….

            Never mind. HOLY SHIT, ICHIRO!!! :)

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              All I’m saying is that Nunez was worth keeping more as insurance for this team for as long as we could hold on to him before he became the de facto cut than, say, Claiborne was.

              • Tom

                They can DFA Claiborne today and still be better off (adding either Sizemore or Canzler)

                Your point was a bad one… no matter what you try to evolve it into.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  My point was my opinion. I’m not trying to one-up you here. I just don’t agree with you.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    So solarte still in???after all that time spent talking about it…espn doesnt address if hes still in or not

  • ivan

    looks like solarte just got hit by napoli’s arm…

  • RetroRob

    So I’m guessing Solarte is still out there. Thanks for letting us know ESPN…not.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      They must have heard you.

      Can I edit that line about Nunez now? Axisa? Hello?

    • adeel

      yea wtf… although they could have sent CC out there and ESPN just hasn’t noticed. They were just talking about Nova striking out Brian Roberts..

      • adeel

        they just said he’s still in there..

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    I’m not wishing for a speedy recovery.

  • mustang

    Can some please tell who on field for the Yankees right now?

    Im not kidding or being funny

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      1B: Dean Anna
      2B: CC Sabathia
      SS: Derek Jeter on a motor scooter
      3B: Rob Thomson
      CF: Ellsbury
      LF: Gardner
      RF: Ichiro
      C: McCann

      • mustang

        Did Beltran get hurt too?

        • mustang

          WOW!!!!

          Your kidding I didn’t even see CC.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Didn’t fit my joke.

          Beltran’s actually playing first right now. For real.

          It’s still Beltran/Solarte/Anna/Kelly around the horn. Ichiro’s in right.

          • mustang

            Take it easy on me dude half my team is head to hospital right now

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    Somewhere Scott Boras is calling Brian Cashmoneyman. “You likin’ Stephen Drew yet, Bri-Bri?”

    • RetroRob

      I’m guessing it will take Drew at least three weeks before he would be game ready.

      I’m beginning to think now that he is not going to sign until after the June draft. It’s only six or seven weeks off now, unless it’s late June. I’m thinking it’s early June.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Then why didn’t they sign him three weeks ago in preparation?

        Not that I actually believe that. I’m just spotting the person who’ll probably say that later.

        • RetroRob

          I wasn’t suggesting the Yankees sign him. I was just wondering when Drew eventually signs with some team, how long it would take him to get ready. And then it occurred to me that he may not sign until June.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Oh, I agree with you 100% here.

            Nothing would surprise me here, to be honest.

  • forensic

    Great job Nova!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    YES! Great outing by Ivan. 7 strong. Go to Warren-Kelley to close it out.

  • No 2013 again

    0-9 with RISP. They could have put this one away already

    • TheRealGreg

      Red Sox are 2-2 and they’ve have outhit the Yankees. And they’re losing

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Now they casually say hes still in. Fuck you espn…maybe is he had some pine tar on his glove we could of had the “espn cam” following his every move

    • forensic

      Nah, pine tar wouldn’t do it at 2B. Now, if he would hop before every pitch, THEN he’d get his own camera concentrated on him.

  • And in merrie olde England

    That looked like a nutshot from Napoli?

  • MartinRanger

    Carlos is getting hot. Love it.

    Going to need this insurance run. At least.

    • forensic

      Line drives ripped to all fields. It’s a beautiful thing.

  • http://linesinmyhead.blogspot.com Charles R.

    Carlos Beltran is a fucking machine.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Now if they could just get one of these guys in from 2nd. The insurance run would be huge. Warren-Kelley have been good but one mistake and it’s tied.

  • hobs

    Not sure what I did but I can’t here the ESPN announcers the past two innings but I can hear ESPN intro music and crowd and game noise perfectly.

    This is great.

  • RetroRob

    I’m actually rooting for the Yankees not to run hard in this game. Jog to second, Carlos. I thought for a second that McCann injured himself when he slid into second the prior inning.

    • Wheels

      I thought for a sec that McCann was hurt too.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Scrolled up. Actually glad folks agreed Ellsbury was more to blame for the first inning debacle. I had my knee-jerk moment with Beltran as well, but it was clear the inning would have continued, with the run scoring, had Ellsbury just drawn the throw and not gone for third.

    • RetroRob

      Both were to blame, but it was overwhelmingly Ellsbury’s error. Absolutely had to be sure he could make the bag safely, especially with minimal to gained by stealing third with is speed(he’d score from second on a single), and with the play in front of him, he could have retreated to give Beltran the extra second to get to home plate.

  • mustang

    10:22pm: An MRI can back negative, the Yankees announced. Roberts will be re-evaluated in a few days.

    Good news… Maybe… i think… I’m not sure

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Did they check if he was alive when he was in the tube?

    • forensic

      MRI is good.

      Re-evaluate in a few days is bad. It means they’re going to play with a short roster again/still.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Exactly.

  • MartinRanger

    subfucking optimal Jacoby

    I got a bad feeling about this Ortiz AB

  • mustang

    Solar wait 8 years for this chance. My guess is that they would have to cut his legs off for him to leave the field.

  • forensic

    Great job Nova!

    Please don’t screw this up Thornton (and the rest of the bullpen).

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    We got 3 brilliant starts vs the Sox in this series. I am so confident in 4 of our starters. 3 of them proved that this Sox lineup can be tamed. Supernova returned tonight and now this pen needs to finish the job.

  • Tom

    Heck of a game from Nova. Good to see him right the ship

  • MartinRanger

    What a job by Ivan.

    More of this please.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Thank you, Ivan. Don’t trip over anything on the way to the clubhouse. I don’t want to consider adding Bruce Billings to the 40-man.

    • mustang

      “Like a lot of things in life, we laugh because it’s funny, and we laugh because it’s true.”

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    Ichi-Catch!

  • forensic

    ICHIROOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    ICHIRO! BELTRAN WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN THAT!!!!!

  • OldYanksFan

    Nova’s last pitch was a high meatball. He had some luck tonight.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Holy Moly

  • Nathan

    I-CHI-RO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frank

    Great catch. And a lot of people want Ichiro gone. This guy can still play defense.

  • mustang

    YEESSSSS!!!!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Here comes BGDP. If he can get Napoli I might just leave him in for his 2nd save of the season. Napoli is the big danger bat here.

  • MartinRanger

    ICHIRO-SAN HOLY SHITBALLS

  • RetroRob

    Best defensive OF now playing for the home team at Yankee Stadium.

  • Wheels

    bravo.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Someone just earned that second year. WOW.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Apparently Ichiro didn’t get the “DON’T FUCKING GET HURT” memo.

    • Winter

      Are you seriously complaining about that play?

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        That’s not what he’s saying at all. He’s joking.

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          Stop presuming to know me. YOU DON’T KNOW ME!

          But in all seriousness, yea, obviously I’m complaining about them getting GBFF out.

        • mustang

          Its the 8th inning and they can take 3 out 4.

          NO ONE IS ALLOW TO JOKE ANYMORE IN THIS THREAD!!!

  • Tom

    Bat may no longer be good… but no denying the glove.

  • HellHammer

    what a fucking defensive outfield

  • TheRealGreg

    And I wonder if Ichiro is in for Beltran now if Cervelli doesn’t get hurt

  • mustang

    Im scared

    • mustang

      Im actually ok with that.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      You should always be with these two teams.

      I really do hate games against the Sox. They’re just not fun unless we’re up 84-2.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        And even when they’re up 84-2, if it’s in Fenway, I still don’t feel good.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Of course.

    • forensic

      Yup, this is when getting any one of those missed runs home would’ve really helped.

  • 28 this year

    Why was Gardner shade toward LCF? Shouldn’t the outfield be shifted for a pull hitter

  • TheRealGreg

    Why was Brett playing so far over?

    • mustang

      Agree for a righty

      • Winter

        Lots of hitters actually tend to go the other way on fly balls even though they pull most grounders.

  • MartinRanger

    Damn he almost had that.

    I’m surprised he was pulled that far over.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Yup. Don’t get that.

  • adeel

    every out is a commercial break…. cant stand it..

  • Widget

    You cant walk someone as bad as Daniel Nava. That shit is embarrassing.

  • mustang

    NO

    PLEASE

    NO

  • Wheels

    Unreal.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Oh Jesus, BGDP hurt McCann. Get him out of there, Joe. HE doesn’t haven’t it tonight.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Unbelievable.

  • forensic

    Ugh, so close, yuck.

  • mustang

    OH!!!!

    Son of bitch

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    This game strains logical explanation.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    That was pretty fucking close.

  • Widget

    Here comes the gramd slam to one of the more detestable players in baseball.

    • TheRealGreg

      Umm…..

  • TheRealGreg

    Joe rolling the dice

  • MartinRanger

    I’d actually rather stick with Phelps then take a chance on Cabral. Phelps’ ball is moving, he jammed Napoli on that double.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Thanks for the reminder as to AJ’s line versus Phelps, guys.

  • forensic

    Geez…

    And got McCann too.

  • MartinRanger

    Oh crap crap crap crap

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    ……

  • Widget

    Mo for the 4 out save? :(

  • BigBlueAL

    Is Warren or Kelley not available tonight??

    • TheRealGreg

      Warren I don’t believe is availible

  • MartinRanger

    the ass stuck his elbow right into the pitch.

    • Wheels

      yup

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    I really hope that hand wakes up fine in the morning.

    • forensic

      I hope that hand just sleeps all day tomorrow to rest up and wakes up fine on Tuesday.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Good lord

  • HellHammer

    AJ is a cunt

  • RetroRob

    Hit his fingers with the hand open. Might be numb, but unlikely to break anything.

  • mustang

    At this point the Yankees should forfeit the game for the sake of the rest of the season.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Kruk i like you less with every word that comes outta your face

  • MartinRanger

    This is on the verge of ruining my night.

  • BrianMcCannon

    Thanks for the stroke, Phelps.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    FOUR WORDS – BGDP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    No problem. I knew Phelpsie had it.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Please get this human pube out.

  • http://linesinmyhead.blogspot.com Charles R.

    EXHALE.

  • MartinRanger

    No team whines about the strike zone more than the Red Sox. It’s not even close.

  • mustang

    I’m going to find my blood pressure pills.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    This is like that scene in “Boogie Nights.”

    • RetroRob

      You’re just taunting Dirk Diggler, inviting him to show up.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I was really hoping Squints would come back.

  • mustang

    YEEEEESSSS!!

  • forensic

    YES!!!

    and, exhale…

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    I need to go change my diaper now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Never a doubt in my mind he was getting out of the jam….

  • YankeeDJW

    That was too intense for this early on in the season.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    My kingdom for an insurance run or two.

  • MartinRanger

    More homers please. (worth a try)

    • MartinRanger

      Almost Sori. Almost.

    • mustang

      Almost
      :(

    • TheRealGreg

      Close

  • Tom

    That Ichiro catch is looming large.

    (To hell with outcomes not being predetermined and all that!)

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Why can’t they put Betances in the 8th? Guy’s been much filthier than Phelps. For shame, although I’m sure he’ll pitch his way into at least that role by year’s end

    • TheRealGreg

      Too much of a wild card. Don’t know what you get.

      And McCann is SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

    • forensic

      Or he’ll come in and not throw the ball within 15 feet of the strike zone.

  • forensic

    Good thing you stood there admiring the easy fly out, dumbass.

  • mustang

    SOLAR POWER!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Ball not traveling that direction tonight. There have been several balls hit by both teams I thought were going out.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Web gem? Great play?

  • YankeeDJW

    They don’t show Ortiz admiring every out he makes.

  • YankeeDJW

    Kruk is so bad it’s good at this point. I want him to keep talking, just to hear what new garbled noises come out.

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      mlb announcing’s madden

  • MartinRanger

    Of course it’s a one run game in the 9th for our backup closer. Of course.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      We actually have been lucky. 0-10 WRISP, Nova was up all night and got hit pretty hard. And we’re winning.

      • RetroRob

        They’ve also had a lot of hard hit balls caught. 0-10 WRISP can be a sign of bad luck. Nova pitched well, not lights out, but well.

    • forensic

      And that backup closer is very homer prone. Very scary inning here.

    • mustang

      What else do you think was going to happen

  • Andy

    Is it me or have we had a ton of hard hit outs tonight?

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Soriano needs to stop with the showboating. He’s almost as bad as Big Papi. What’s wrong with just putting your head down and running to 1st? The Captain doesn’t toe tap and watch his HR.

    • MartinRanger

      Soriano does certain things, like go through stretches where he swings at balls in the other batter’s box, and take inexplicably bad routes on fly balls. He also smacks home runs and isn’t a statue out there.

      I’ll take it on balance.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    One up one K. Get through this, Kelley. Take the series from the Sox.

  • MartinRanger

    Kelley’s velocity is down a bit. Probably early season rustiness, but he’s usually comfortably in the 92-94 zone.

  • mustang

    DAMN!!!

  • Tom

    By the way… the ESPN K-zone is SHIT!

    This is the pitch f/x plot to the lefties:
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

    You can see 2 of the 3 pitches ESPN showed “inside” were actually IN the strikezone, and when you account for the size of the ball that other pitch that looks slightly inside, actually hits the corner.

  • YankeeDJW

    1 more out… Still not feeling good about this.

  • http://bouton.com jim bouton

    Sizemore or Sizeless?

  • forensic

    Good, one quick out. Maybe a changeup there? Pretty unusual pitch for Kelley.

  • MartinRanger

    That was a gift strike.

  • forensic

    Great AB Kelley! One more please!!!

  • HellHammer

    how many lefties are they gonna trot out there?

  • MartinRanger

    HELL YES

    Wow that’s a satisfying win.

  • YankeeDJW

    Even the catch to end it gave me a heart attack. But, YANKEES WIN!

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    3 outta 4….nice. Early but still feels good

  • Widget

    Seriously the first series of the year against Boston should not be so stressful.

  • MartinRanger

    Whenever I see an outfielder’s wrist bend like that I have Matsui flashbacks.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    They didn’t have one position player left and they still rode Nova, Carlos and the pen to the series W. They’re already light years ahead of last season. 3 out of 4 from the Sox in the first series between them. Great weekend to be a Yankee.

  • forensic

    YES! Ellsbury!!!

    GREAT WIN!!! (despite the injuries)

    • mustang

      (despite the injuries)

      LOL

      Don’t ever change dude

      Don’t ever change

      LOL

      • forensic

        huh, I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.

        • mustang

          The little gray that makes you you.

          • forensic

            The little gray? Am I supposed to be happy about the injuries?

  • Tom

    Ellsbury with the style points for his ex-teammates!

  • HellHammer

    whew

  • BigBlueAL

    Took 3 of 4 from the Red Sox, great series.

  • RetroRob

    Nice catch. Great game!

  • mustang

    YEESSSS!!!

    NO ONE GET HURT CELEBRATING

    PLEASE!!!

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      There’s a Kendrys Morales joke in here somewhere…..and we can tell jokes again, right?

      • mustang

        Yes, Yes you can.

  • Tom

    ESPN: “Farrell tossed after a controversial call at first”
    “controversy in the Bronx”

    Holy crap, just re-label the channel NESPN and be done with it.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    The pen steps up again. Yes!!

  • Chip Rodriguez

    Whew.

    Thanks Shawn, I did not want a stressful ninth with Ortiz in the hole.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Well that was something.

    Hopefully the day off does wonders for some of these potential injuries. Other than that, a hell of a series. Great job by Nova and Kelley here. Thank you, Ichiro, a thousand times over.

  • Leg-End

    Haha cry more Grady.

    3 out of 4, bueno.

  • mustang

    This win is for forensic who optimistic view yesterday lead the Yankees to victory today.

    THREE CHEERS FOR FORENSIC!!!!

  • Preston

    Well that one was more painful than it had to be. Yankees in first and the Red Sox are in last. Couldn’t end the week better than that.

  • Winter

    So:

    1 hamstring(?) injury for Cervelli

    1 groin(???) injury for Solarte — played through

    1 hand injury for McCann — played through

    1 victory over the Red Sox to take 3/4…

    …I’ll take it.

    • RetroRob

      They were one bad CC inning from taking all four…but, yes, I’ll take it!