Apr
29

Game 26: Robbie Returns

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After spending parts of nine seasons in pinstripes and more than 12 years in the organization, Robinson Cano returns to Yankee Stadium tonight as a visiting player. He bolted town for an extra three years and $65M over the winter, and hey, I don’t blame him. I would have taken it too. The Yankees confirmed they are not planning any kind of video tribute, which is pretty lame. Throw in the likely anti-climatic mix of boos and cheers and it’ll almost be like every other night in the Bronx.

More important than Cano’s return is the team’s play. The Yankees have won ten of their last 14 games and the Mariners pretty much stink, so this series is a good opportunity to fatten up the record a bit before heading out to the West Coast early next week. Plus, you know, they have to show Robbie what he’s missing. Here is the Mariners lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. RF Carlos Beltran
  4. C Brian McCann
  5. DH Alfonso Soriano
  6. 1B Mark Teixeira
  7. 3B Yangervis Solarte
  8. LF Ichiro Suzuki
  9. 2B Brian Roberts
    LHP CC Sabathia

It has been raining in New York for most of the afternoon but it looks as though there will be enough of a window to get the game in. Or at least part of the game. This one might not go the full nine innings. We’ll see. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and you can watch on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Ivan Nova Update: Nova (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery as scheduled today, the Yankees announced. Everything went as expected.

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409 Comments»

  1. Matt DiBari says:

    I always found video tributes to active visiting players pretty silly.

    • Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

      Unless that visiting player is Mariano Rivera and the ballpark is anything other than Yankee Stadium.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      Agreed. I know folks thought the Sox Ellsbury thing was some sort of small classy act, but I really just would have been fine with them booing the shit out of him and him making them pay for it. Don’t need the “remember when” stuff.

  2. Cheval Anonyme says:

    For Robbie Cano, choosing money over a shot at a championship.

    Yangervis Solarte Anagram of the Day:

    “Salary Vetoes Ring.”

  3. Rob S. says:

    The first moment that Cano put on a Mariners jersey he started taking shots at the Yankees for “disrespecting” him by offering $175 million dollars. It’s not about him signing with the Mariners. It’s about him talking smack about the Yankees. When Ellsbury cam over to the Yanks, he never said one bad word about the Red Sox. No video tribute for Cano and feel free to boo away.

  4. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Yeah, Robbie shouldn’t have badmouthed the Yanks after he left. That’s why he doesn’t get a tribute. I’m sure he’ll get a mix of boos and cheers from the 30 people in attendance. CC will neutralize him tonight.

  5. Cuso says:

    CC has definitely put on weight since ST. He even said on IT that the diet finished when the season started so he eats whatever he wants now.

    Not a big deal, it’s just really noticeable tonight.

  6. Yankeefan91 says:

    i don’t blame Cano for leaving for all that money, but when you leave a team like the Yankees to go to Seattle that’s just crazy but it was his choice just like its my choice to boo his ass.

  7. RetroRob says:

    Robbie was hitting in the .260s recently and is now over .300. Give him nothing to hit.

  8. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    This video makes me more pissed that we didn’t pony up for Cano.

    Might it have sucked in 2020? Yes. But Cano in his 30-100-Gold Glove prime is glorious.

    Give him a standing O the first time up. You can boo or be indifferent toward him afterward. But he deserves the standing O the first time.

  9. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    It fucking sucks out there, folks. Fuck pine tar. They need Elmer’s.

  10. Lukaszek says:

    In memory of 2005-2013

    Every walk you take
    Every play you make
    Every bat your break
    Every pitch you take
    I’ll be watching you

    Every single day
    Every team you slay
    Every game you play
    Every dime they pay
    I’ll be watching you

    O can’t you see
    You’re a born Yankee
    O how my poor heart aches
    With every walk you take

    Every catch you make
    Every ball you rake
    Every throw you fake
    Every cleat you break
    I’ll be watching you

    Since you’ve been gone we just can’t cover second base
    Whenever I watch Kelly or Bryan I can only see your face
    I look at Jeter’s stats but it’s yours we can’t replace
    The nights are cold and the offense left me in a craze
    I keep yelling, Robbie, Robbie, please

    Every catch you make
    Every ball you rake
    Every throw you fake
    Every cleat you break
    I’ll be watching you

  11. Yankeefan91 says:

    i wonder whats the attendance today at the stadium lol.

  12. nycsportzfan says:

    Interesting that the Yanks got Kelly Johnson on the bench against a finesse RHP.. Solarte seems to have jumped him on the depth chart some.

  13. The Other Matt says:

    I had thought about going to tonight’s game but it just wasn’t in the cards. Even with the ticket prices being favorable, I decided to stay home and see if fans will boo or cheer Cano. Also it gives me time to fill out applications for summer internships and jobs, while watching the game. Not too bad.

  14. Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

    Sam Pearce was DFA’ed by the Orioles. Then he was claimed on waivers by some team, but decided to become a free agent instead. Now he’s re-signed with the Orioles.

    Why does Cashman keep failing?

  15. nycsportzfan says:

    No way Cano gets booed. Look at the money he took. How many could boo him knowing what he left for? Not many of us who woulden’t.

    Abe Almonte!lol

  16. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    There isn’t a soul in that stadium. Cheer or boo, it won’t be heard either way.

  17. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Abe Almonte K’s. Somewhere, Brian S. weeps.

  18. Mike HC says:

    Everyone was so concerned about the reaction Cano would get, yet there are like 124 people in the stands.

    • The Other Matt says:

      Good point.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      You can still get a consensus on how the Fans feel about it. I didn’t think Cano was worth that kinda coin and he was offered that kinda coin, so its not a biggie to me, as he took money that would be almost impossible for anyone to turn down.

      Not to mention, the Yanks didn’t pay it. Thats a good thing which makes it easier seeing him gone. That is gonna be one albatross of a contract.

  19. RetroRob says:

    Well, if he was booed lustily when lineups were announced, I doubt he’s getting a warm ovation when the game starts.

  20. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Whether he’s booed or not I don’t think he’ll hear it from the 5 or 6 fans at the stadium

  21. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    *crotch chop*

    • Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

      *raises middle fingers*

      *raises People’s eyebrow*

      *cups hand to ear*

      Oh, I thought we were having a wrestling moment.

  22. Dalek Jeter says:

    ALL TEH BOOS!

  23. forensic says:

    Nice inning, CC!

  24. willie w says:

    he should have taken the money for where he wanted to play
    no amount of money over $165 million would compensate for not having fun playing a game.

    very few people can spend that kind of money, it just goes to other people when you die

    so if you are miserable for 10 years playing in a stinky situation then you wasted your life and left other people lots of money

    the folly of human greed and money

    one when is dying, money is meaningless like the king who offered his kingdom for another day to live.

    I have not made my personal life decisions based on getting every last dollar, that’s for greedy fools.

  25. RetroRob says:

    Sounds like cheers to me. Bronx cheers.

  26. nycsportzfan says:

    Wow, heavy boo’s from the Yank faithful. I disagree with that. The Yanks take players from other teams in similar situations all the time, you can’t be like that when one of your guys leaves for the same kinda coin.

    I was clapping by the way.

  27. Grit for Brains says:

    Honestly…that is pretty classless.

  28. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    I thought everyone was exaggerating, my god that place is empty.

    • RetroRob says:

      That’s why you can only hear boos. The nice people stayed away watching from the warmth of their homes.

      • Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

        Is it that bad up there? Not to be one of THOSE people, but it was 91 degrees down here in FL today.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

          Just one of those windy, rainy nights in which it’s really about 45-50 but feels much worse. Annoying.

  29. Mike HC says:

    When Kay says it was 80/20 boos to cheers, he literally means 80 people booing and the other 20 fans are cheering.

  30. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Boo him once if you’re going to (I’m against it), but this is ridiculous.

  31. nycsportzfan says:

    Brilliant inning for CC.

  32. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Loudest cheer was strike 2. Strike him out, CC.

  33. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    I would now like to thank Robinson Cano for his years of service to the New York Yankees, for carrying this team on his back last year, and for his beautiful play at second base.

    Back to booing. I hope he K’s him.

  34. TheRealGreg says:

    Holy crap, the fans are angry

  35. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    YES! CC strikes him out and that gets the loudest cheer. Robbie deserves to be booed for what he said after he left.

  36. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    For Prussia!

  37. Captain Turbohiro Tanaka says:

    I’m pretty surprised at the fans’ reaction. I figured he’d get a decent bit of applause the first at bat and then nothing much after that. Guess I was wrong.

  38. Justin says:

    I really have no problem with him being booed. It’s not so much the fact that he left for more money, or went to the Mariners. It’s the fact of how he left after. First with the comments of how he was “disrespected” with the Yankees offer, that came off extremely greedy. Then, almost every time a big-time athlete leaves a city he’s been for awhile, they usually make a nice gesture. Most of the time they take out an ad in the local paper, post some video, do something. I believe Justin Tuck did it, Jacoby did it, many others. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember Robbie doing anything like this. Guy couldn’t do or say one nice thing about this organization after he left.

    • The Big City of Dreams says:

      He did thanked the fans and organization on twitter. It’s not a full page ad but you said do something.

  39. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    How awesome would it be to see Roberts go off tonight and plant a homer, while Cano goes let’s say 1-4 with 2 K’s

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      I would have done anything to have Sizemore at second tonight, have Robbie somehow get to first, then get doubled-up by #24 at second.

      • Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

        +1. That would be pretty awesome. Amazing how nobody gets to wear 21, and Robbie’s number got raffled off instantly. To Sizemore of all people. I somehow wish Ellsbury took it.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

          They should let people wear #21 already. I’m firmly in that camp. They should have fine with Hawkins, frankly.

          • Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

            I loved Paulie, but we can’t retire every damn number or our 25 man roster would be from number 50 up. I’m fine with retiring 2 obviously, I wouldn’t mind seeing 46 not worn again. 51 will be interesting.

    • RetroRob says:

      Why grant him a hit?

      0-4 with 4Ks!

      • Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

        I’m rooting for 0-4 with 4K, but I think he will get a hit, it just seems unlikely for him to go against CC and not get one.

  40. Chip Rodriguez says:

    shut up, creatures.

  41. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Yankees better put some better ABs against Chris Young. I don’t think I’m prepared to to watch him carve up this lineup with that garbage he throws.

    • TheRealGreg says:

      He has a 3.00 ERA. That’s not garbage.

      • Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

        I think he throws junk, but your point counts.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott says:

          You really have to throw out the radar gun readings with a guy like him. He’s still not a great pitcher but he’s much better than you’d assume a 2-pitch guy with a 85 mph fastball would do because he hides the ball so well. Especially tough if you haven’t seen him regularly I’d imagine.

      • The Guns of Navarone says:

        A 3.00 ERA!!! After four whole starts! My mistake… disregard his entire past career. He’s definitely a world beater. That ends that argument. Thanks for stopping by.

  42. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Nice work Yankee fans! You’re now on the Red Sock/Phillie level of douchebaggery!

    And your hypocrites! Talking about “you sold out” as you cheer Tex, Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran. Y’know, the homegrown Yankees who turned down better contracts to stay here!

  43. nycsportzfan says:

    Wow, what a sweet play from the cap and Tex. The team looks sharp on this chilly night.

  44. RetroRob says:

    Is it my imagination, or is Jeter falling down a lot out in the field, yet somehow also fielding the balls when he does?

  45. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Does Jeter look better defensively this year or is it just me?

  46. lightSABR says:

    CC’s looking good tonight. There have been some full counts, but on the whole, these have been impressive at-bats.

    Granted, it’s the Mariners, but he made Robbie look like a rookie, too.

  47. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    Dat Jeter Range

  48. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Does anyone else find it ironic that on the night the durable Robbie Cano returns to the Bronx, Ellsbury misses the game with an bruised (but not broken) hand?

  49. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Not sure if Chris Young or Cy Young. 4 outs on 14 pitches

  50. lightSABR says:

    Does anybody else have players who just never seem to do well when you’re watching? CC was like that for me back in the day – he’d be amazing for most of the season, but suck whenever I was watching.

    McCann’s like that for me now. I’d sure love to see some of those homers we were all expecting.

  51. TheRealGreg says:

    Hard to be patient when he is throwing a 3/1 strike to ball ratio.

    Might need to be more aggressive.

    And Tex!

  52. RetroRob says:

    Tex warming up, and it’s not even May.

  53. The Other Matt says:

    You’re on the mark, Teixeira !

  54. No 2013 again says:

    Very nice Tex! Please prove me wrong and keep on hitting as a LHB.

  55. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Reply fail, LightSabr that was a response for you.

  56. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    I believe that was a TEX MESSAGE.

  57. nycsportzfan says:

    Solarte draws the walk! Nice! Come on Ichiro, take aim at that short porch!

  58. MartinRanger says:

    Just please let there not be a ‘trader’ sign. I couldn’t take that.

    TEIX

    what was that wrist injury you were speaking of?

  59. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Soriano, it might be because every time he’s up i ask my roommate to play everyone’s favorite game: Strikeout or Home Run. And we always pick strikeout.

  60. Michahiro Pinaka says:

    Tex!!

  61. nycsportzfan says:

    Tex baby! I was just about to post were gonna get to this guy eventually, as hes throwing nothing but 85-86mph fastballs and hes throwing a ton of strikes. We’ll eventually get to em.

  62. Dan says:

    The return of Tex?

  63. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Tiexiera seems to be on the mark….

  64. MartinRanger says:

    Holy crap somebody just took an Ichiro line drive to the face.

  65. The Other Matt says:

    Did that foul ball by Ichiro on that 0-1 pitch hit that lady in the head?

  66. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    LOOK OUT! That Lady got DRILLED

  67. Axis of Mike says:

    Some person got beaned by that foul ball. The crew decided to ignore it I guess.

  68. MartinRanger says:

    Holy crap somebody just took an Ichiro line drive to the face.

  69. TheRealGreg says:

    Yeah Kay, let’s completely ignore the fan who just got socked

  70. Dr TJ Eckleberg says:

    Dude…that lady got blasted in the face with that foul ball from Ichiro. It went ight her face like 20 rows back and almost back into the field.

  71. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    So wait, if Kay is right and he is injured, we have to have a 24 man roster until he comes off the DL and then serves remaining time? Or is it like a PED suspension where you can serve it on the DL

  72. The Other Matt says:

    Robinson Cano would have made the play. Just saying.

  73. scott says:

    So Manny Banuelos went 3 innings again tonight, this time in Trenton, struck out 4, no walks, only 2 hits and threw only 40 pitches. With the exception of one horrible outing (2/3 of an inning 4 runs), he has gone 3 innings 4 times (not including tonight) and struck out 14, walked only 2. Opponents are batting .213 off of him. I know he is coming back from TJ surgery, but isn’t it time to extend him? If not, are the Yanks going to give him 5 three inning starts at AA, then move him up to AAA, then onto the bigs to be this year’s long reliever ala Phelps and Warren? This way they can control his innings and get him some MLB experience?

  74. The Other Matt says:

    Guess the person who holds the radar gun decided to take the night off, huh ?

  75. Mykey says:

    I swear to God if Pineda is hurt…

  76. mcgatman says:

    I could not believe that. I know Kay has a lot going on but you think someone would alert him to the fact that a fan just got drilled

  77. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Robbie woulda caught that…

    (OK I’m going to stop now)

  78. No 2013 again says:

    Comon CC, get it together.

  79. MartinRanger says:

    Willie Bloomquist C.C.? Really?

  80. iblamejay-z says:

    I just hate seeing all those empty seats behind home plate

  81. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Almonte sporting a very velcro looking beard.

  82. No 2013 again says:

    Kay is right.. it’s stupid where the ump sets up. He can’t see the outside corner to righties..

  83. MartinRanger says:

    Abe Almonte strikes out at a Dave Kingman-esque pace.

  84. Winter says:

    WHERE DID THAT MISS?

  85. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Damn, just missed. At least he got out of it. Bases Loaded for Robbie had way too much storybook potential

  86. The Other Matt says:

    I’m sure as hell relieved that CC was able to get out Romero there, and not have to face Cano with the bases loaded.

  87. The Other Matt says:

    The pitch that CC struck out Almonte on had some damn good movement. Though he is kind of lucky he didn’t recognize the pitch, because it did come back right over the middle of the plate.

  88. iblamejay-z says:

    strike 3 wtf!!!

  89. Mykey says:

    I know everyone’s been saying this, but the stadium is amazingly empty. Bizarre really.

  90. TheRealGreg says:

    Hard to pull a 4 seam fastball that foul. Except it was 84 mph

  91. TheRealGreg says:

    Great at bat by Roberts

  92. Jersey Joe says:

    Are the Mariners trying to prove something with Abe Almonte? I mean shouldn’t Saunders be in center while they get a useful corner outfielder like Hart to fill in the OF? I’m getting a vibe that the Mariners are trying to prove that they can get useful pieces from the Yankees.

    • MartinRanger says:

      Honestly I would not put it past Jack Z. He did win the job out of spring training but it’s obvious to anyone with eyes that he’s completely overmatched in the majors.

      Nice AB by Brian. I’m not a believer yet but he’s making progress.

      Brett needs to get going again. He’s been cold of late.

    • The Other Matt says:

      I think they’re hoping he find whatever he had last season in Triple A where he batted 314/403/491 with 20 SB. Not saying that to sound like an asshole either, but I honestly believe that has to be a factor. Also, he wasn’t exactly terrible last year in his short time in the majors (264/313/403, 98 wrc+).

  93. TheRealGreg says:

    Who thinks Jeter bunts here?

  94. Jersey Joe says:

    I’d love me a bunt here, Jetes.

  95. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Please no bunting here Jeter

  96. MartinRanger says:

    Well at least it wasn’t a GIDP.

    Come on Carlos. Bang one into the seats.

  97. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    2 on no outs for the heart of the order. Have to do some damage here and with this Ms lineup it might put the ballgame away.

  98. WhittakerWalt says:

    Sterling thinks Jeter “has been playing shortstop great.”
    Really.

  99. iblamejay-z says:

    horrible strike 2 call

  100. iblamejay-z says:

    thought that was out

  101. RetroRob says:

    Wind screwed that.

  102. TheRealGreg says:

    Once again, bad defense gives the Yankees a run

  103. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Teams are loving giving the Yanks free runs lately

  104. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Well that works.

  105. WhittakerWalt says:

    I guess lame flyouts are better than lame groundouts.

  106. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    Gardy brought his running shoes this year.

  107. The Other Matt says:

    For a guy that’s only throwing 86 mph Chris Young’s pitches are sure popping Zunino’s glove.

  108. WhittakerWalt says:

    Fucking McCann is pissing me off.

  109. Mykey says:

    That’s why we steal bases Brett.

  110. RetroRob says:

    Nice. Speed created run.

  111. Axis of Mike says:

    That’s a stolen base run. Gardner should get a ribby!

  112. MartinRanger says:

    Well, that was…suboptimal. Still, a run. Just need more.

  113. MartinRanger says:

    Oh for god’s sake shut up with this ‘you sold out’ crap.

  114. Momma Said Tanaka You Out says:

    Good thing we got that free run cause that was RISP fail for days.

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      .246/.300/.347 with RISP so far this season (before tonight)

      • MartinRanger says:

        Eh, it’ll pick up. They aren’t hitting as many homers as you’d expect either. Right now McCann’s still getting going and Soriano’s an icicle.

  115. slammy says:

    Based on sound I was so sure that beltran’s ball was gone. At least gardner got agressive finally used his speed and good things happen when you for the other team to make plays

  116. iblamejay-z says:

    hahah Love Costas doing Jay Z.

  117. Dan in Athens says:

    Isn’t that cc’s first 3 to 1 putout in over a year?

  118. Mykey says:

    Agh, stop booing him please!

  119. MartinRanger says:

    God Smoak is terrible.

  120. RetroRob says:

    Easily the fastest Robbie has ever run to first.

  121. The Guns of Navarone says:

    I never knew Smoak was a switch hitter. I knew he sucked though…

  122. Alkaline says:

    Let’s go CC. Get a k to end the threat plz. kthxbye.

  123. Alkaline says:

    Just heard that Pineda is going for an MRI after feeling soreness. Anyone hear otherwise?

  124. RetroRob says:

    Hopefully that was CC’s “bad” inning, which against the Mariners means non runs.

  125. lightSABR says:

    Hmm. No new comments. I guess the thing’s broken?

    • lightSABR says:

      Ha. Suddenly, there they are. I wonder if my browser was just loading from cache or something.

      • Alkaline says:

        This happens to me a lot. I’ll refresh the page and it won’t have new comments. Jump to a different browser and see otherwise, then that one gets stuck, etc.

  126. TheRealGreg says:

    Methinks Soriano needs some time on the bench soon

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      He’s strictly a platoon bat at this point. The less he bats against RHP the better.

      • MartinRanger says:

        He’s got enough power than he should play over say Ichiro though. Plus Ichiro is actually better against lefties. He shouldn’t be batting this far down. But he did manage a .735 OPS vs righties last year. He’s not completely dead.

  127. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Some have said Solarte has fallen off a cliff. A walk and a double later he’s got his OBP up over .400, highest on the ballclub.

  128. MartinRanger says:

    Teix just missed that one. Guys are always getting under Young’s fastball.

  129. Lukaszek says:

    Solarte does not cool down at all this month

  130. MartinRanger says:

    Damn Roberts. #FreeSizemore

  131. No 2013 again says:

    looked safe by a lot. Umps are terrible as usual.

  132. MartinRanger says:

    He’s very safe.

  133. TheRealGreg says:

    Seattle will win this challenge.

    And dare I say it, Cano would have made that play

  134. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Yeah, he looked safe by the naked eye and replay confirms it. This will get overturned.

  135. Yangervis says:

    Solarte just gets on base…doesnt swing for the fences like others in line-up…surely Giradi must be thinking of making Solarte the everyday 3rd baseman

  136. King George says:

    How do you leave that base open????

  137. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    A bunt? And of course it worked out for them. Roberts lazy over to 1st like Cano would be.

  138. Yangervis says:

    here comes the big ugly CC inning

  139. TheRealGreg says:

    12-40 now against Sabathia

  140. No 2013 again says:

    CC does not look good against a terrible lineup. Third straight inning with 2 men on base.

  141. MartinRanger says:

    Well this is complete crap.

  142. Mykey says:

    Ugh what a frustrating way to lose this game this would be.

  143. MartinRanger says:

    C.C.’s just giving up singles, so he’s not getting clobbered. Mostly getting unlucky. Only really hard hit balls were Bloomquist’s.

  144. Lukaszek says:

    Boy Id be pretty pissed if he hit a grand slam

  145. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Uh oh…

  146. Mykey says:

    You just know Robby’s gonna hurt us here.

  147. TheRealGreg says:

    That goes to the defense

  148. No 2013 again says:

    Pathetic… no need to give Hart fastballs with the first base open.

  149. King George says:

    Frustrating.

  150. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why did he stop pitching inside to righties?

  151. Widget says:

    you aren’t fooling anyone with that “fastball” CC. I miss CC when he didn’t suck. This is embarrassing.

  152. Yangervis says:

    CC getting lit up by a AAA club…hopeless

  153. MartinRanger says:

    Well that could have been a lot worse. Great pitch by CC to jam him there.

    One more and we’re out with the lead.

  154. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Get this POS out of there. Another shit performance from CC and just when we thought he had turned the corner.

  155. Lukaszek says:

    “In play, run(s)”

    SHIT SHIT SHIT IM TOO AFRAID TO CHECK THE OUTCOME OF THIS PLAY. PLS TELL ME ITS NO GRAND SLAM

  156. Mykey says:

    Sigh. Thank you Roberts.

  157. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    And there goes the lead. He gets Cano but doesn’t have any Hart.

  158. The Guns of Navarone says:

    It’s almost like CC isn’t good anymore or something. Weird.

  159. No 2013 again says:

    8 hits and 4 runs in not even 5 innings against the Mariners. What a joke

  160. TheRealGreg says:

    Not on CC. Brian Roberts makes the play at second and this inning would have been over a long time ago. Instead, the inning continues and CC implodes

  161. Leg-End says:

    CC shitting the bed.

  162. Bubba says:

    CC bringing the weak sauce.

  163. King George says:

    CC just imploded this inning. Yes, bad break on the grounder and bunt. But still served up three hard meatballs (Cano was an out) and that is all on him.

  164. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    CC hasn’t been good this month and all of last season. He just hasn’t learned how to pitch and I think he refuses to learn like Moose and Andy did when they lost velocity.

  165. John says:

    8 hits to the worst hitting team in baseball. Wow

  166. BigBlueAL says:

    The Yankees have scored at least 5 runs at home only twice this season. Might be tough to do so tonight against the immortal Chris Young.

  167. MartinRanger says:

    I still think C.C. is going to figure things out and be at least league average, but I’m losing hope he’ll be anything better than that. What a drop-off, and of course it happens to the guy the Yankees extend.

  168. No 2013 again says:

    Don’t know what’s worse, CC’s ridiculous performance or the offense getting 3 hits in 5 innings against Chris Young.

  169. BigBlueAL says:

    All this hate on CC should also be aimed at the offense which has been beyond pathetic at home this season.

  170. The Guns of Navarone says:

    And the Yankees will go down like chumps against Cy… I mean Chris Young. Too predictable.

  171. The Guns of Navarone says:

    GTFO

  172. CC says:

    Let me load the bases up for you dellin!

  173. Leg-End says:

    What exactly are we waiting for here? He’s done, put in Dealin Delin.

  174. The Guns of Navarone says:

    With Nova gone, Pineda a question mark at this point, and Kuroda struggling, suddenly the rotation doesn’t look all that good.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Yet we are tied for the best record in the AL through it all. Guys like Betances, Phelps, and Nuno have to keep pitching in untill Pinedas back and Kuroda gets in line.

  175. King George says:

    So anyone want to take CC out?

  176. nycsportzfan says:

    This game sucks. We need to get outta this inning 4-2 somehow.

  177. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    CC looked atrocious last inning so what does Girardi do? Sends him right back out there next inning and now it’s 2 men on no outs.

  178. iblamejay-z says:

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  179. nycsportzfan says:

    Betances mancrush goes up another meter.

  180. nycsportzfan says:

    Dellin will get outta this jam unscored upon!

  181. crisis wha crisis says:

    Fan confidence poll always makes me laugh those who vote 8 and above

    Big Mike maybe out for a while and we have Tanaka and eh…… not much else starting pitching wise.

    CC is done and has been for sometime now and we are paying him a fortune for years to come when he is a 4th or 5th starter at best.

    Get your head out of the sand this team is an expensive joke.

  182. nycsportzfan says:

    This dude get you fired the fuck up!

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      Hell yeah he does! What a pleasant surprise he has been. I expected his command to be inconsistent but that hasn’t been much of a problem to this point. Good to see Girardi start bringing him in tight spots. He’ll be pitching BIG innings for this team pretty soon.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        Yeah, he’ll pass Warren and Phelps in the bullpen pecking order. I’m all ready having flashbacks of Mariano setting up Wetteland.

  183. Dan says:

    I don’t know if it’s already been mentioned but remember last year when the Yankees went to Seattle for an easy 3 game series? They made Jeremy Bonderman and Aaron Harrang look like Maddux and Glavine. If you haven’t pitched in 12 months plus/havent been good in 3 plus years, you WILL dominate the Yankees.

    • iblamejay-z says:

      The Yanks are the most successful franchise in sports history. Understand that every game every year is other players and other teams world series when they play the Yanks. NO ONE comes in soft against this team because for most teams beating the Yanks at any point will be the highlight of their season. Same goes for no name players and has beens. It adds to the “the best day of my career was against the Yankees” narrative. The fact that this team continues to win 90 plus games most seasons for the last 15 years is a testament to the franchise and why most of us still have faith.

  184. nycsportzfan says:

    Bull shit!!! Thats strike 3!!!

  185. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Delin Betances should replace CC in the rotation. We may see more and more as this season goes on that CC and Jeter just need to be put out to pasture.

  186. The Other Matt says:

    Betances looked damn good that inning. Big of him to keep that run from scoring and keeping the score 4-2.

  187. Leg-End says:

    Nice work Dellin, 97mph too.

  188. Yangervis says:

    Betances the man…Offense gotta get going

  189. iblamejay-z says:

    FUCK yeah!

  190. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Just as Kelley was the MVP of Saturday’s ballgame, Warren the MVP of Sunday, Delin will be the MVP of this ballgame if they come back to win. CC couldn’t have put the kid in a worse situation and he got out of it.

  191. nycsportzfan says:

    Mariano 1996 anybody?

  192. WhittakerWalt says:

    Take the gift, make them pay.

  193. BigBlueAL says:

    84-86 mph fastballs down the middle all game long and the Yankees continue to put up pathetic at-bats.

  194. iblamejay-z says:

    ok, lets make them pay now

  195. WhittakerWalt says:

    Weaksauce.

  196. Zach says:

    This is one of those series that had warning signs written all over it.
    I remember even during the championship years and 09 the Yankees beat up the great teams and then were made to look like fools by the crappy ones.
    This is just one of those games, simple as that.

  197. iblamejay-z says:

    Yanks got destroyed in game one by the Angels and game back to win series. CC is what he is…lets hope the offense wakes up against this bullpen

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Yeah, CC will have his good and bad starts, as well Kuroda. The thing is, our offense hasen’t hit its stride yet, and guys like Pineda will eventually be coming back to the roation, and were in 1st place in the AL East.

      I like how they just figure out how to win that day. They have alot of different kinda games and contributors.

  198. WhittakerWalt says:

    NOW Robbie decides to run?

  199. Alkaline says:

    K it up Betances

  200. nycsportzfan says:

    Holy shit, that hook to get Hart was insanity!

  201. RetroRob says:

    Step away for a half hour or so and everything falls apart.

    Win #2 for Betances!

  202. iblamejay-z says:

    weak ass hits all night

  203. nycsportzfan says:

    Dellin has kept us in this. We got 3innings still. We got this!

  204. Wow says:

    This is going to be a fun series. Just the most Marineriest of rallies.

  205. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    This is pitiful.

    give up 11 hits and 5 runs @ home to the 2nd weakest offense in the AL, a team that is 3-7 in their last 10 games.

  206. WhittakerWalt says:

    13 hits to Seattle? Holy crap that’s lame.

  207. Wow says:

    What a joke.

  208. RetroRob says:

    I could be wrong, but this doesn’t appear to be going all that well.

  209. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Fucking Yankees.

    Blow the team up.

  210. Yangervis says:

    Brian Roberts = Tony Womack

  211. Prussian General Jordan Brink says:

    “Yanks can’t get a sniff of young furbush”

    I’ll show myself out

  212. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Awesome game

  213. Axis of Mike says:

    Roberts hurting the team tonight. He might not be around long.

  214. The Guns of Navarone says:

    You can’t stage a “rally” without scoring a FUCKING run first you nitwit!

  215. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gonna be the victory of the year right here for the Yanks.

  216. WhittakerWalt says:

    Fucking McCann. AGAIN.

  217. RetroRob says:

    Losing to the Mariners on dress-as-a-seat night at the Stadium is not fun.

  218. The Guns of Navarone says:

    It’s almost like Soriano can’t hit right handed pitching. Weird.

  219. Axis of Mike says:

    McCann/Sori combo utterly toothless tonight. Really, both just looked pitiful.

  220. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Yet another $204 million dollar payroll with no heart.

    When will Cashman be held accountable?

    His wife finally threw him out after the second wacky mistress, what will it take for Steinbrenner’s to wake up?

  221. Qwerty says:

    Really poor job by Yankee fans tonight.

    The booing and chanting was pretty silly. The chanting especially. Tonight they definitely gave fans of other teams reason to think that Yankee fans are stupid.

    • Kiko Jones says:

      I don’t believe in booing and won’t do it myself, but tonight I’m giving the knuckleheads a pass. This isn’t Johnny Damon leaving his third team (albeit the third team being the Sux and his fourth team the Yankees); this is a homegrown star who was supposed to be the face of the team once Jeter left, who ditched that responsibility for the Mariners and then bad mouthed the team on his way out. He got what he deserved from the fans tonight.

      Oh, and f**k fans of other teams and their irrational Yankee hate. I’m tired of their BS.

  222. Mikhel says:

    After watching the Mariners hitting the ball away from the shift, I wonder if the Yanks will consider not using it against every freaking batter.

  223. RetroRob says:

    Sadly, we will probably have to wait two days before there is another game. Tomorrow is going to be a mess.

    When do the Mariners return if there needs to be a double header?

  224. Winter says:

    Pinch hit Johnson for Roberts? No? Okay…

  225. nycsportzfan says:

    Cappy with big numbers vs Rodney. Come on Cap!

  226. The Guns of Navarone says:

    DP coming

  227. RetroRob says:

    Can somebody send the asshole in the red shirt to prison for the night.

  228. WhittakerWalt says:

    Sad trombone for the Captain.

  229. WhittakerWalt says:

    Beltran caught looking again. Story of his life.

  230. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Nice take Carlitos. Deja Vu all over again.

  231. Mikhel says:

    Thing is, Kevin Long has to be respected by players whenever he instructs them to adjust or do something in the playing field. Kevin Longs is entitled to criticise a players reluctance to adhere to his instructions, otherwise strip him of that position and name him “hitting advisor” or “hitting supervisor”, and allow players to hit in whichever way they want, run whenever they desire, do whatever they want whenever they want to.

    Sure instructors need to make themselves respectable, but he was telling the truth, and we alalready knew of Robbies escapades with Melky which maybe caused Cabrera’s trade. And to top it all: it was revealed he trains in the DR alongside David Ortíz, with a known steroid distributor banned by MLB (Persinal). MLB turned a blind eye to Ortiz relation with Persinal since his positive test of 2003 but raised doubts to Cano’s relation to Persinal (Melky, Bartolo, Nelson Cruz train with him, along with multiple youngsters who have reportedly tested positive).

  232. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Nice keeping Robbie quiet. We just forgot to actually win the game in the process.

    Next time, let him go 5-5 with 5 RBIs, and win the game 10-5.

    • ropeadope says:

      Won the battle but lost the war. Still feel good about this team though.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

        Of course. One game don’t mean shit.

        The potential of a Pineda injury AND another AJ Sabathia start tonight does have me thinking the team should be exploring the trade market for a Nova replacement sooner rather than later.

        • ropeadope says:

          I wouldn’t be adverse to acquiring another starter. Have a good feeling regarding El Nuño in the rotation, but would like to keep Phelps in the pen.

          At this point it appears fortunate we didn’t pick up Ubaldo in the off-season. Of course, the season is only a month old.

  233. Wow says:

    Have a hard time seeing the Yankees have too much success with the middle of the order looking as crappy as it does right now.

    They’d be lucky to take one game this series.

  234. John says:

    That is some bullshit right there. 2 pivotal calls blown. That final called strike 3 to Beltran was a worse pitch than that incredibly important 2 strike call to bloomquist earlier in the game that the ump missed. Potentially changed the entire game.

  235. WhittakerWalt says:

    Good news is, if you subtract CC’s one bad inning then the Yankees win the game!

    /Sterling’d

  236. Yankee Convert says:

    There’s no doubt the television coverage audio contains a lot of boos for Robbie. But where I sat (sec. 423 where the real fans are) there was actually quite a bit of respectful support – mine included.

    I’m just saying it’s a very big ballpark with lots of factions in lots of places, and the coverage isn’t necessarily everywhere at the same time when reporting fan reaction.

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