Jul
03

Game 84: Tanaka Thursday

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Tonight, for one night only, there is a reason to watch the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound to open the team’s four-game series against the Twins, meaning the five-game winning streak might actually come to an end. If it doesn’t … well this sucker just might keep going until Tanaka’s next start. The Yankees are playing that poorly right now. Here is the Twins lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. DH Carlos Beltran
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. 3B Zelous Wheelerofficially called up earlier today
  9. 2B Brendan Ryan
    RHP Masahiro Tanaka

It’s a little cool with clear skies in Minneapolis. Real pleasant night for baseball. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 8:10pm ET and you can watch on YES locally and, depending on where you live, MLB Network nationally. Enjoy the game.

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

    Boy do we have quite a crew this series. Introducing the 2nd best barffest in MLB, CREW Q

    Alan Porter – No. 64 / HP – Alan Porter is in his fifth season of being a major league umpire. Porter is a big mess of an umpire. For whatever reason, when you watch videos of ejections, Porter shows up a lot, but you’d think for such a kid, Porter wouldn’t be a hothead. Already has two ejections this year, and given this crew, I could see it go up. (He had 5 last year…) Statistically, Porter has officiated 16 games behind the plate this season, and has a 3.52 ERA, which right now, is right about average at 57th of 89. His WHIP is on the average as well, only at 1.29. The rest of the statistics (H9/K9/HR9) all point to Porter being a hitter’s umpire, so hopefully the bats respond. I don’t really have a massive gripe with Porter, but I wouldn’t put him as my favorite umpire in the league.

    Rob “Eject Me” Drake – No. 30 / 1B – If Porter has a hot head when it comes to ejections, Rob Drake is even worse. Drake is a career hothead, for someone who as Deadspin points out, is deeply religious. In 2001 alone he ejected 13 people, as well 9 in 2011. Yet somehow, he has not ejected a single person since 2012. Anyway, statistically, Drake has a trash strike zone. There will seriously be some problems with his strike zone because he is at times extremely generous to the hitter. The numers back it up, Drake has a 4.10 ERA (good enough for 32nd) and a 1.33 WHIP. Hits are almost even at a hit per inning, and strike outs are low, but strangely, so are HRs. I don’t anticipate a good day with this strike zone. Do have problems.

    Marty “That’s a Strike?” Foster – No. 60 / 2B – Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. The only reason Marty Foster couldn’t be voted Worst Umpire of 2013 is because Angel Hernandez was worse. Foster had a downright terrible 2013, headlined by the really bad strike 3 call against Tampa Bay for Joe Nathan’s 300th save. The ball being in the dirt kind of gave the stupidity away. I only wish Zobrist could’ve taken the bat and shown Foster where that bat was. (I will say though that UEFL, one of my favorite sites, nominated Foster the winner in 2013 and 2014, but I think Hernandez deserved it.) Another wild strike zone umpire, Foster clearly means business when it comes to being outright shit. He, like Drake, is very generous to the hitter, calling balls in the strike zone all the time. Strangely though, Foster is 58th with a 3.52 ERA (same as Porter) and numbers that point to hitters umpire, 8.6 H/9, 1.28 WHIP, the latter of which is average. I am not expecting a fun series for pitchers here, and you can see why.

    Cowboy” Joe West – No. 22 / 3B-CC – I deservedly get a lot of shit (especially from Yankee fans) when I say that Joe West is one of my favorite umpires. Is he the best umpire in the game? No. He’s been here since 1976, and is statistically, the most senior umpire around. He is the president of the World Umpires Association and was a big part of the replay negotiations. Strangely, from a player perspective, West is either among the best or worst umpires around. For his personality, we know quite well that he means business. You don’t go ahead and bitch to Joe West. Continuing the theme of hitters umpires, Joe West boasts a 4.92 hitters ERA, and really has erratic strike zones. His WHIP is 1.61, which is good for the highest in the MLB, and really, we should expect a slugfest or an ejectionfest. Given West already has over 150 ejections in his career, no problem adding more of them, no? Just don’t argue with the quarterback.

    Addendum – While normally I would stop here with the review, I am taking this time to personally write a message to news we who follow the umpire community have just found out. Gary Darling, umpire No. 37, has retired from Major League Baseball umpiring mid-season. He’s been on the Umpire’s Disabled List all season and has been doing other things, such as his work at UMPS CARE, a not-for-profit charity. Darling has been in the league since his debut in June 3, 1986. Known as a no-nonsense umpire, Darling had 111 ejetions in his MLB career and umpired 3,357 major league games. Sad to see Darling go, but unfortunately, that’s he decision. In his place, one of the rising star rookie umpires, Quinn Wolcott (No. 93), who made his MLB debut last May, is now a permanent rotation umpire. We’ll see him a lot more, and hopefully as he gets experienced, he’ll get a full review from me at some point. Congrats to Mr. Wolcott.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      normally I don’t read the Game threads, but I always look out for/look forward to these. nice job as always.

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

        Yeah, well, I have Drake and West at the wrong positions.

        • ropeadope

          Four game series, we’ll see each one at each position by Sunday. Excellent work.

  • TWTR

    Run support, please.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Wearing my Hughes T today, hoping he gets lit up for old times sake.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    Until Mike posts a “Just Win” title, the wins are never actually going to start coming.

  • Kenny

    I just watched that MLB video, with all the 1st basemen, taking parts of Gehrig’s speech. Very nicely done, and moving. It is, as they were saying on YES the other night, not just a great baseball speech but a great American speech. By which I take them to mean a great use of the American language itself, with the simplicity and directness of the language offsetting the terrible fact of the cause of the occasion.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    By the way, the Rays won six of seven games against the O’s and Yankees. Then, they go to a non-AL East team, on the road, and are getting whacked. Yes, the Tigers are really good and everything, but the basic point of the AL East being dogshit is pretty well reinforced when you see that kind of stuff happen.

    (the Cubs sweeping the Red Sox at Fenway is also a pretty good sign of this. Yankees lose 2/3 at home to a team that gets swept by the Cubs immediately thereafter. What. The. FUCK?)

    • Kenny

      What you say is true, and yet the Yankees seem, nevertheless, to be the worst of the AL East’s mediocre teams.

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      We would have swept them too if we faced Peavy, Workman, and bucholz. Cubs didnt face their top 2 starters, NYY did.

  • vicki

    what’s up, zelots.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    I, Lex Luthor, will now discuss my, Lex Luthor’s, plan. My villainous, villainous, plan. Question the plan at your peril!

    Any questions?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Do you think the Death Star had a Canteen/cafeteria area?

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Only if Penne al Arribbiata is on the menu.

        • vicki

          i don’t get these jokes, but now i want pasta.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            What I said was from an episode of the Justice League cartoon series when The Flash and Lex Luthor had their minds switched, so The Flash was trying to pretend to be Luthor, and not doing a good job.

            What Dalek said was from an Eddie Izzard stand up routine.

            • vicki

              i made out with eddie izzard.

              • Dalek Jeter

                I actually believe this.

  • vicki

    cc shut down indefinitely. the hits just keep on coming.

    • fred robbins

      you mean CC with the 88 mph fast ball and about 5 e.r.a. who after each time he gets lit up never fails to mention in his post game speech– ” I feel great” — I think he just said the same thing again in the NY Daily NEWS after giving up 5 ( 3 earned_ and 5 hits in 4 innings down in his AAA..

      This could be a blessing in disguise. CC would merely be a sub for Nuno or Huff but with a much bigger salary and ego. For some reason, CC still thinks he can pitch and thinks everyone wants to know how great he feels each time he gets bombed out of a game by the 5th or 6th inning..
      It’s like Joe saying ” the talent is here- we just need to hit better”…. brilliant stuff

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Pretty sure he says he “feels great” in response to reporters asking him how he feels.
        Pretty sure it’s just his way of not making excuses for poor performances.
        Pretty sure even bad CC is better than Nuno.

      • Old Man Time

        Sometimes I think you whine just for the sake of whining.

  • Dalek Jeter

    The Era of Zelous’ Zealots starts tonight.

  • nycsportzfan

    I really expected the Yanks to eventually get it going offensively. I just wish they’d be more willing to mix the lineup up. I’m talking take a chance on Refs, Almonte, maybe Roller, to go with the Beltys, Ells, Cappy..etc..etc

    Just way to many guys that have all ready made it and getting paid crazy money.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Michael Kay is so pissed Ellsbury didn’t play yesterday. I only caught the beginning and end of his rant during his radio show this afternoon so idk if he was directing his anger at Ells or Girardi but he called it a “disgrace” and did a whole little mini rant about Ripken’s streak and Jeter playing yesterday.

    • Alkaline

      If Ellsbury needed a day off and that helps him play more games in the long run, I’m all for it.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I agree, but the HOW DARE THIS HAPPEN DURING A LOSING STREAK level of incredulity in his voice when he was saying it was like…forum troll level.

    • BigBlueAL

      He actually had a fairly lengthy debate about this yesterday after the game on Twitter with me since I kinda mocked him about his Ellsbury rant during the broadcast yesterday. Best part was he said no way a young player like Ellsbury can sit out a big game. Yes he called yesterday a big game. LOL

  • nycsportzfan

    How ironic is it that the Yankees offense pretty much stinks but Jeter has actually been hitting the last month or so.lol

    • Tom

      Apr wRC+ 88
      May wRC+ 87
      June wRC+ 76

      So I understand, you are suggesting he has been hitting BETTER the last month?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Shhh, they’re saying he’s hitting during the broadcast and on sports talk radio, so it must be true.

        • Yankee Fan 1

          I think that giant slump he had was in the first week of June, but he’s been better the last few weeks or so

          Brendan Kuty ?@BrendanKutyNJ 4h
          Derek Jeter’s hitting .317 over his last 20 games.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Not a month, but last 20 games: 317/360/402

        • Lukasz

          That .402SLG% must really be striking fear into pitcher’s heats

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Not much power, but I’d be thrilled if he could keep that up (not that I expect him to).

        • Tom

          And in the last 14 days: .260/.315/.340

          He had a hot stretch a couple of weeks ago when facing I think SEA (and maybe a game or two in Oakland?)

          • vicki

            endpoint, schmendpoint.

          • Yankee Fan 1

            This team would be in good shape if 40 yr old Jeter was their worst hitter. :sigh:

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Also a brief 5-game stretch before yesterday: 381/409/429

  • nycsportzfan

    Tanaka always gives up leadoff hits.No biggie usually.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    The defense will be so good tonight. Ryan and Wheeler.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Say hello to our new shortstop, Brett Gardner.

  • vicki

    so much nicer when it’s other people’s stupid.

  • Alkaline

    Nice scoop wheeler and nice heads up play by Gardy.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Yanks, i’m having a terrible past couple days. Please give me these 3hours of pleasure, ending with a Win.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Whoa. Overzelous Wheels is kinda chunky, huh?

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      If he can make the plays I don’t care. Corner infielders can get away with being big guys.

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

        Well then, let’s see if he can make the plays.

      • Alkaline

        A bit overzelous when it comes to food ;)

    • vicki

      still not quite fhofrm big, right? or has his portliness grown in my memory?

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

        Lol. Not quite that big, no.

        • vicki

          fangraphs actually has wheeler heavier, but i don’t trust them at all with guys who’ve never made the bigs. they still say mason is 6’0″/150.

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

            I think they say Bonds cap size is 6 and three quarters, too

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

        I might have to call him Proud Mary til he shows me something, though. (In reference to your Big Wheels comment last nite)

    • nycsportzfan

      Yup. Hes alittle older and has a Abe Almonte/P.Sandoval type build to em.

    • Yankeefan91

      could be are charlie hayes lol he was chunky to.

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

        Yeah. 2nd version of Hayes only had to platoon with Boggs, though. First version was on some bad, bad teams.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Uh-oh, 1-0.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ill be the first to say it, game over :-)

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes throws a perfect game tonight or just a no-hitter??

    • vicki

      ichiro laughs in your face.

      • vicki

        though he could still face the minimum. sigh.

        • BigBlueAL

          Only positive tonight could be the game ending in 2 1/2 hours so the torture will end alot quicker than most nights lol.

  • nycsportzfan

    Twins announcers talking bout how dissapointing McCann and Beltran have been. No shit!

  • WhittakerWalt

    I wonder what’s going on with Niecy Nash?

  • Dalek Jeter

    You guys where not kidding, Zelous is a big dude.

  • vicki

    do it, big wheel!!

  • ropeadope

    Sterling’s homerun call for Zelous:

    The wheels on Zelous go round and round,
    round and round, round and round.
    The wheels on Zelous go round and round,
    all around the bases!

    • Yankeefan91

      i like it lol

      • ropeadope

        Thank you. Even better in Sterling’s voice.

    • ropeadope

      For those coming to the thread late, this was posted before Wheeler’s first at-bat. He homered in his second at-bat, and Sterling’s call was not as predicted. Something along the lines of The Wheels on Zelous go up. Got to the call late, as for some reason the radio broadcast is about 10 seconds ahead of the television broadcast (in my area).

  • TC

    Love seeing a guy whose entire existence in the big leagues is predicated on being an awesome defensive shortstop, playing somewhere other than shortstop.

    • BigBlueAL

      2b is better than playing 1b which Ryan has done on a couple of occasions this season.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Bust!

    Cashmanfailed

    • WhittakerWalt

      OBVI

  • WhittakerWalt

    Everyone on this team who can steal a base should be running. Every time. We DO NOT hit XBH. We DO hit grounders. The runners have to move themselves or else it’s just going to be a whole lot of this nothing.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Ryan is practicing so next year when he takes over for Jeet we won’t notice a difference.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Well, three useless innings are already in the books.

  • Leg-End

    Tanaka doesn’t look very Tanakarish tonight.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Second time though the League(s) is not going too well is it?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      vs. Tor
      1st time: 7 IP, 6H, 3R, 8K
      2nd time: 6 IP, 5H, 1R, 4K

      vs. Bal
      1st time: 7IP, 7H, 3R, 10K
      2nd time: 7IP, 6H, 3R, 6K

      vs. Cubs
      1st time: 8 IP, 2H, 0R, 10K
      2nd time: 6 IP, 8H, 4R, 7K

      vs. Bos
      1st time: 7.1 IP, 7H, 2R, 7K
      2nd time: 9 IP, 7H, 2R, 8L

      Doesn’t seem to be a major issue. You’d expect him to have more of an advantage the first time teams have seen him.
      Before today, a 2.57 ERA against teams in his second try.

      • Dalek Jeter

        BUT TEH SUB .500 RECORD!!1

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        *try again. 2.89 ERA in his second try

  • Tom

    Good heads up play by the defensive specialist. Did he not have a play at 2nd on that?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Tanaka is a great defensive pitcher on top of everything else. I know he hasn’t been his normal self tonight…but man, is there anything this guy CANT do?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Can someone please describe what just happened?
    Gameday says lineuout, 2B to 1B but runners moved up?

    • Dalek Jeter

      It wasn’t a line out, it looked as such, but the ball trickled away from Ryan a bit allowing the run to score from third and the runner to get to second as Ryan went to first for the out.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Thanks

  • Slap-Ass

    Wow. Even Tanaka is beginning to fold.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Hold me. What if the bloom is off the Tanaka rose?

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      I had to come on here and see if it was true that someone said this.

      COME ON DUDE. HE’S FUCKING TANAKA. HE MAKES SWEET LOVE TO THE ROSE.

  • BigBlueAL

    Im really beginning to miss Cano. Alot.

  • nycsportzfan

    Ryan should of caught that. Not even that hard of a play.

  • Yankeefan91

    ryan has to catch that.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Guh.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Poop.

  • Tom

    2 AB’s by Gardner: 16 pitches
    8 other AB’s: 25 pitches

    (now if he can just avoid the K’s… at least Gardner is making him work)

  • nycsportzfan

    Jesus, this team really does suck. How do they not run into some hits and runs??lol I mean, show something for fucks sake!

    • nycsportzfan

      Finally something is brewing. Now something wrong with McCann.

      • nycsportzfan

        There we go! Goodness we needed that HR.

  • vicki

    dammit, huggsie.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Good to see Hughesy is still rocking the “post Yankee” beard.

  • Seamy and

    Could these Yankees get any worse? I doubt they could beat a team of 5 year olds in a t-ball game!

    • ropeadope

      In fairness, they probably haven’t played t-ball in quite some time.

  • Tom

    New offensive goal:

    Get a runner to 2nd this inning (preferably without having to bunt)

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Now set some runs as the goal.

  • CRU

    This team. If they actually sell important future pieces to make this team marginally better in the short term, they are even worse than their on-field product.

  • CRU

    Anyone want to wager if they score here?

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Wow, Texeira goes the other way & gets a hit. Holy cow!!!

  • Leg-End

    Time to think outside the box here, let them grow beards.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Now there’s the Hughes we know and love.

  • BigBlueAL

    Thats the Hughes we all know and love!! lol

  • Yankee$

    See, I told you, keep an eye on Beltran.

  • Tom

    And now I would like someone to knock on the door with a million dollar check?

    • Tom

      (This would have worked better if it wasn’t posted before the comment below)

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yeah, the threads have been weird all year.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now that’s our Hughsie.

  • Tom

    Back to back hits!

    What is this madness.

    Oh hell, how about a 3 run jack?

    • Dalek Jeter

      TOM CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!

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

      What are tonight’s lottery numbers?

    • Lukasz

      Pls wish for another homerun! QUICK

  • Dalek Jeter

    FUCK I mean, McCann hasn’t been great…but he’s better than what Cervelli and Murphy will give us full time, I’m sure of that.

    • nycsportzfan

      I woulden’t be so sure of that. You act like Murphy is just some 18th rd college prospect who wasen’t supposed to do anything in his career. Like Mike said, Murphys trade stock is up there now. He could have a very good career, and at least be better then McCann this yr.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Maybe eventually. Right now he’s not even outhitting McCann against AAA pitching.

        • nycsportzfan

          But he was on the ML level. I think with reg AB’s as a pro, he can be pretty solid. Not saying McCann’s past so much but def better then this yr.

  • Yankeefan91

    seeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Yankeefan91

    seeee yaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    IT’S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!!!

  • Leg-End

    Wheeler!

  • Leg-End

    Cruuuuuuushed it.

  • ropeadope

    Huh? Did I see what I just thought I saw?

  • Dalek Jeter

    fuck yeah!

  • CRU

    Hughes is grooving some fastballs this inning. ouch

  • Lukasz

    Ciaoooooooo

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    Sterling’s call, please?

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    There’s the Phil we know and love.

  • BigBlueAL

    Give him a plaque in monument park!!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Hughes gotta Hughes!

  • TC

    Theres the Phil Hughes we all know and love.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wheeler gonna get Zealous right here.

    • Tom

      Nice call!

    • Dalek Jeter

      Boom!!!

    • Alkaline

      Good call!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Zelous!!!!

  • Alkaline

    What was the call?!?!?

  • nycsportzfan

    Fuck Yeah Wheeler! BOOM! Hence why you mix in guys like this. There hungry still.

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

    ZELOUS WHEELER FIRST BIG LEAGUE HIT IS A HR

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wheels!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Alright, what did Sterling say?

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Wheels up for Zellous”

      • vicki

        not bad.

        • Yankee$

          I was expecting more.

      • WhittakerWalt

        *Zelous

  • Yankeefan91

    That hr reminded me of Marcus Thames hitting a hr against Randy Johnson in 02

  • Dalek Jeter

    Question: Anybody in the North Jersey area having sound problems watching on Optimum (more than usual, I mean)

  • vicki
    • ropeadope

      I would like that for my birthday, please.

    • Alkaline

      I like it.

  • RetroRob

    Any one else lose their YES feed?

    • Dalek Jeter

      No, but I keep losing sound. It probably has something to do with this storm in the NYC area.

      • ropeadope

        Storm caused by the Yankees hitting two homeruns in one inning?

  • Seamy and

    Tanaka needs a shutdown inning!

  • nycsportzfan

    Man, I didn’t even realize how much ground we had lost till looking at the standings today. To say this is a must win is a under statement. ADD AND HOLD!!

    • BigBlueAL

      In terms of the AL East they are still only 3 back in the loss column of both Tor and Bal. Where they have lost alot of ground in is the WC race.

  • Masaeddard Tanaka

    I’ve been saying for weeks that Zealous should be up here and what do you know he hits a HR.

  • Lukasz

    No YES, I DONT want to see the “King of Bachata”

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Of course he homered. Fucking baseball.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Lucky they are playing in this park.

  • vicki

    but seriously, what’s got into kurt suzuki this year?

    • vicki

      hmm. babip .50 points over his career average. slash line looks a little like vintage another suzuki.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Steroids and HGH.

    • ropeadope

      It’s his one opportunity to be the best Suzuki in the majors.

  • Scott

    Why isn’t the second coming of Ted Williams and brooks Robinson playing 3B for the twins tonight. And where is mick longing for Hughes? He’s Cy Young junior I thought. If the yanks score one more it will be Hughes 3rd straight game giving up 5. But the yanks should have never let him go. #cashman failed

  • Seamy and

    Tanaka needs to work on his FB and he will more than one Cy Young!

  • nycsportzfan

    Kuroda must be annoyed right now.lol

  • ropeadope

    Zelous has good Wheels for his stocky frame.

  • vicki

    it’s been a pleasure, philip.

  • Dalek Jeter

    #thesecondcoming(of the first 2 months of Solarte)

  • vicki

    big wheel!!!

  • Tom

    Be nice to scratch out another run here – Phil seems to be losing some steam on his fastball.

    And on cue… nice Zelous.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Future HOFer.

  • ropeadope

    The Wheel of (all) Time.

  • BigBlueAL

    Is there still time to vote for Wheeler for the All-Star game??

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      Extrapolate his stats, and he is on pace for about 200 home runs on the season.

      • WhittakerWalt

        I already got my tickets for his plaque ceremony.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    now you can get cheap pizza.

  • nycsportzfan

    Thank You Yanks for giving us this kinda offensive game. Much needed with the crap storm going on in my life past couple days. Thanks for the break from it Yanks.

    • Seamy and

      It is fun to see them score in bunches. Now do this in bunches of games in a row!

      • nycsportzfan

        It’d be nice. I’ve been mostly positive this entire yr but its kinda gotten to me lately. I think if they mix in some guys who are hungry with the high priced vets, we can really have something. Maybe bring Refs up soon and see if he can bring a spark with em.

  • Seamy and

    A weeks worth of runs in one game! Who are these guys in the Yankees uniforms?

    • nycsportzfan

      Alittle new blood in the lineup can make quite a difference.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Well Tanaka is human after all.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Don’t mess around. Get Dellin up.

  • Tom

    It’s pretty clear that Tanaka is simply confused by all the run support.

    • vicki

      he’s certainly earned the latitude to give up four in seven complete, and leave in line for the W.

  • vicki

    ’bout time one of those went our way.

  • nycsportzfan

    Pirela 3-5 and Refs walked 2 times for Scranton tonight.

    • nycsportzfan

      Aaron Judge smacked another HR tonight for Tampa. Fucking beast!

  • Tom

    Good pull by Girardi, I think.

    A pretty low pitch count but his next few starts are on 4 days rest and he was not sharp tonight – no need to mess around trying to get a few more outs

  • vicki

    gidp. you’re a yankee now, wheels.

  • nycsportzfan

    Another brilliant outing for Severino. 6inn 0er 2bb 6k

  • Dalek Jeter

    *ignores earlier homers*

    OMG dp, he’s a bust!

    • Tom

      He’s cooling off… send him down and get Pirela up here!

  • vicki

    big wheel and drob grew up two years and eighty-six miles apart.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Yeah, you can’t miss the resemblance.

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

      We now have three Alabamans on the 25MR.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    HP ump Alan Porter is just brutal.

  • Tom

    Is this really only Robertson’s 3rd appearance since Jun 15th?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      He’s certainly making up for lost pitches.

  • ropeadope

    Most enjoyable game in a long, long time.

    • vicki

      it was a blast.

  • MB923

    The Yankees won? Whoa.

  • nycsportzfan

    Way to close it out DROB.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Wow, Meredith’s interview w/Zelous was actually moving!