Game 90: McCarthy’s Debut

(Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

(Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

The Yankees were dealt a rather significant blow this afternoon when Masahiro Tanaka‘s barking elbow forced the team to place their ace on the 15-day DL. The All-Star break is next week, so the best case scenario means he will miss only two starts. Still, I’d rather not see him miss any.

Tanaka’s injury comes a few days after the Yankees swung a deal for Brandon McCarthy, who will make his debut for the team tonight. I think he might be their ace right now. Boy things really fell apart in a hurry, huh? Hopefully McCarthy makes a strong first impression and the Yankees can get back in the win column following last night’s loss. Here is the Indians lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. DH Derek Jeter
  3. C Brian McCann
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. 2B Brian Roberts
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. LF Zoilo Almonte
  8. 3B Zelous Wheeler
  9. SS Brendan Ryan
    RHP Brandon McCarthy

It is cloudy and cool in Cleveland, but there is no rain in the forecast. Shouldn’t be any trouble getting this game in. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Brett Gardner is day-to-day with a lower abdominal strain and is day-to-day. Tests confirmed it is not a hernia and he hopes to play tomorrow … Carlos Beltran was scratched from tonight’s lineup after a ball ricocheted off the cage and hit him below the eye during the batting practice. I’m not joking.

Roster Updates: Almonte was called up to take Tanaka’s spot on the roster … the Yankees have not yet announced who will start Sunday’s game in Tanaka’s place. I assume it depends on whether Chase Whitley is needed in relief these next few days.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. King George says:

    Nightmare is the first word that comes to mind.

  2. goterpsgo says:

    No more injuries… No more injuries… No more injuries… No more injuries…

  3. hey now says:

    Should see an uptick in comments here now that the Hud is temporarily closed for comments.

  4. nycsportzfan says:

    Hahhaha, CJ Cron again fucked up a throw to 2nd base to get the lead runner and again Toronto will have a chance to score runs off his gaff. CJ Cron must hate the Yankees.

    And of course Melky goes into 3-0 count as next batter. Start calling him a freaking cron-head.

  5. Rahul says:

    I give up. Just sell the team and try to build for the future.

    Oh wait, there’s nothing to sell…muhahahahahahahajs

    • nycsportzfan says:

      How about we just see what happens first? Were in a pennant chase and other teams do have injuries. This yrs not over just because Tanakas having a MRI. Surprises happen all the time in baseball.

      • rogue says:

        This team sucked with Tanaka.

        I hate optimism without reason.

        • nycsportzfan says:

          They are in the playoff hunt dude. If they sucked with Tanaka, then alot of other teams in the hunt still have as well. We just won 3of4 against Minny and if we win tonight, we take the series against Clev. Thats pretty good and all we got from tanaka was a ok but not anything special start against Minny and a dud last night. Your obviously very young and have witnessed very little of this strange game.

  6. mustang says:


    Because crying about a sport is silly.

  7. The Other Matt says:

    The insertion of Kelly Johnson somewhere, anywhere in this lineup would serve to have it look a little bit more decent. Brian Roberts batting fifth certainly isn’t the most encouraging thing in the world. The fact that KJ still isn’t in the lineup with Beltran being scratched, instead having Jeter as the DH is a bit ummm…. perplexing might I say.

  8. Jacoby Edardsbury says:

    We’re in a lot of trouble and I don’t think McCarthy is going to do much good. Vidal Nuney threw up 7 goose eggs yesterday so McCarthy will have to match.

  9. Tar says:

    Have we established a LoHud wing at RAB yet?

  10. rogue says:

    McCarthy is a rental for the remainder of a doomed season. What’s worse, if Tanaka has TJS, the Yankees are not only finished this year, but next year as well.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      So go do something else if you think the seasons over. Why even spend time on a Yankee board and watching if you’ve all ready given up?

      The Yanks have made the postseason with guys like Jon Lieber, Wang, Chacon, A.Small, all playing huge key parts of those seasons. McCarthy could be the next, and we don’t know if were done dealing yet anyways. Not to mention, we still have chance to get Pineda back for the stretch run and guys our offense is starting to click.

  11. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on B-Mac! Lets take this series from the Indians!

  12. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    on the bright side, now would be a good time to extend Tanaka while his stock is low

  13. Mikey M says:

    Joe Girardi just pulled a muscle opening his binder and Matt Thornton is out indefinitely, facial reconstruction surgery from attempting to smile with immovable latex skin.

  14. Farewell Mo says:

    The 5-9 hitters in the Yankees lineup looks like something out of the days of the Stump Merrill Yankees

  15. The Other Matt says:

    I’m happy to see Zoilo back up, despite it having to be in part due to Tanaka going on the DL. I was encouraged by the start he got off to last year when he was first called up. Each time he has an opportunity to play I’m hoping he can develop some consistency at the plate and prove to the Yankees that he is a guy that can be deserving of a starting spot in the outfield, moving forward. Or at least the “right” half of a platoon spot, being that he seemingly struggles against left-handers.

  16. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Sox DFA Pierzynski


  17. Dalek Jeter says:

    Santana has looked exceptional defensively these two games, especially when taken into account that he was a pretty bad defensive catcher.

    • The Other Matt says:

      He does look solid defensively over at first base. Certainly he looks a lot better at first than Nick Swisher does. Santana is a lot better athlete than people give him credit for.

      • vicki says:

        one of those nerd things, i’ve been a little bit of a fan since i took him with my second pick (60th over-all) back when those “franchise drafts” were going around.

  18. Jeff G says:

    I admit I am not up on every team. Is there anyone out there, for another team, being buried in AAA who is the Yankees offered a major league deal they could grab? Taking a run at a guy like that seems better than AJ-redux or a repeat of Colon. Just wondering…

    • The Other Matt says:

      I don’t know either. Brad Mills was recently DFA’d by the A’s, for what it’s worth. But I think this year, probably more than ever, teams will be looking for those types just because there are so many teams “in contention”, so the pickings will be pretty slim as far as who will be available on the trade market.

  19. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m pretty excited for the McCarthy era. I’ve liked him for several years due to his knowledge of and affinity towards sabermetrics, and because of his awesome Twitter account.

  20. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    IF defense.

  21. nycsportzfan says:

    Good timing on that Error Tex. Jesus Christ!

  22. The Other Matt says:

    Of course ……

  23. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on McCarthy!

  24. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    Just an awful play there. Gotta get the sure fire out, wasn’t going to turn two.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Just watched CJ Cron of Angels do that twice today and it may of cost em the game(they are up 1 in 9th). Its frustrating because it should be a easy decision for Tex. Jesus!

      • nycsportzfan says:

        And Tex error has killed the Yanks today as well. All because some dumb decision. So frustrating.

  25. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


  26. RetroRob says:

    Strategic move by Tex. He was trying to kill Brantley. Failed, though. Should have taken the out at first.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      It’s like they say, always take the sure out rather than taking the risk of trying to behead your opponent.

  27. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    The sabermetrics crowd needs a new poster boy. McCarthy just ain’t very good. Vidal Nuney put up 7 goose eggs last night.

  28. trr says:

    7-8-9 in this lineup is worse than a swift kick in the nuts

  29. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    This whole season is an indictment on Brian Cashman -

    Granderson – Hit 2 HR’s and beat us twice in YS
    Reynolds – Hit GW RBI against us in Milwaukee
    Hughes – Beat us in YS
    Nuney – 4 RBI to beat us in YS
    Steve Pearce – Destroyed us twice in YS a couple weeks ago
    Swisher – 2 HR’s and 2 more RBI’s tonight
    McCarthy – 3 runs surrendered in just one inning as a Yankee. Vidal Nuney pitched 7 shutout innings yesterday.

  30. Leg-End says:

    McCarthy looks good then………..*cries*

  31. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    What do the sabermetrics tell us about McCarthy thus far? Probably that he’s a terrible pitcher and Cashman got fleeced.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Tough to say fleeced because Nuno is a dime a dozen prospect, but yes, McCarthy looks to not be the next Chacon, A.Small, Jon Lieber type pickup for the yanks so far.lol

  32. BigBlueAL says:

    Orioles must be salivating for this weekend.

  33. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Swisher has been workn on his tan

  34. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    Does anyone honesty believe that a lineup with Almote, Zelous, Ryan and Ichiro can score 3 runs let alone 4 to win? And that’s if McCarthy doesn’t surrender anymore which he will.

  35. CMed21 says:

    While I love Swish, I seriously hate players that suck balls and when they play the Yankees they hit like Ortiz/Manny, ugh.

    • Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

      Johnny Damon once said when the Yankees come to town every team plays as if it’s game 7 of the World Series.

      Every team does it, even when it’s September and a team is 30 games below .500

  36. Tom says:

    3 unearned runs… welcome to NY Brandon.

  37. Derek Jeter says:

    Now pitching for the Yankees ….. Section 3 Row 6, Seat 19

  38. JGYank says:

    Death by singles and a poorly timed error.

  39. Derek Jeter says:

    DFA this fuck! (McCarthy)

  40. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Nunez line vs Miami

    7 INN 3H 0R 0ER 1BB 7K


  41. Daniel says:

    I totally thought this was going to go differently. BMac is so good.

  42. CMed21 says:

    After the nightmarish 1st inning hopefully McCarthy has gotten his jitters out of the way and could give us at least 5 solid innings.

    • Derek Jeter says:

      Nuno also had jitters… 7 scoreless innings

      • CMed21 says:

        Quit your whinning, Nuno was terrible for us all season. One game doesn’t all of a sudden make him Clayton Kershaw.

        • nycsportzfan says:

          He had a couple games for us just like his start for Arz. Not to mention, there is no DH in the NL. The guys a dime a dozen player.

          • Daniel says:

            And there’s also the fact he faced a cold Miami team. Let’s see what happens when he faces the dodgers.

        • Old Man Time says:

          Don’t bother replying to him…he has 3 or 4 screen names and spends every game whining and spitting out hyperbole.

  43. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    Solarte hot as a firecracker down in AAA. Good thing we have Kelly Johnson up here hitting .218.

  44. JGYank says:

    McCarthy looked ok I guess. It’s just that every ball in play magically gets through a hole or finds grass. BABIP is a bitch.

    • Derek Jeter says:

      …otherwise he’s an allstar right!?!

      • Daniel says:

        Dude, if you can just ignore that W/L record since it’s so meaningless. And also his ERA, and his HR allowed, and the amount of hits hes given up and pretty much everything else, he IS an all star. Cash knows what he’s doing man, chill out.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

          Nobody said he was going to be anything special. Just that he should be better than Nuno (especially going deeper into games), which he should be, first starts non-withstanding.

      • JGYank says:

        No one is saying that. You’re saying he sucks because of an error and some well placed singles. He’s not that good and is hittable but has had some pretty bad luck too.

  45. nycsportzfan says:

    I love Ichiro! Don’t care if i’m in minority on it, hes good in current role.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      He was good in his original role this year (backup OF)
      As a starting RF, they need a lot more offense.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        As long as he keeps getting hits and uses his speed on the bases as well as his stellar defense, I don’t mind. But yeah, its scary to think of him playing everyday, because hes so greatly built for a bench role at this point, but so far, so good, if you ask me(with ex AB’s).

  46. Tom says:

    3 runs isn’t winning this game. The big question is how many more runs the Yankees will give up.

    Even with this lineup, the Yankees will post at least 3 runs tonight.

  47. nycsportzfan says:

    I can’t wait till we call up Refs. The dudes prob gotta hit 900BA to get the call but its gonna be great when hes here.


  49. Daniel says:

    I love him and I’m glad we’ve stuck with him this year.

  50. JGYank says:

    Stanton should own the derby.

  51. nycsportzfan says:

    Better looking inn so far for B-Mac. Tex really hurt us tonight. Better make up for it at the plate.

    I smell a comeback victory.

  52. JGYank says:

    At least he’s getting a ton of grounders…

  53. nycsportzfan says:

    Wow, MLB Gamecast has McCarthy touching 95mph.

  54. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Nice backup by Dickerson.

  55. nycsportzfan says:

    I wonder how close to 3000 Ichiro will get by seasons end? Hes getting near inside 200.

  56. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    They’ve gotta do something about the sun glare at this BP. Amazing no one’s been seriously hurt yet. Who approved these architectural plans?

  57. JGYank says:

    For once brantley fails

  58. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    The Sloowww catchup. Brutal.

  59. The Other Matt says:

    Jeter hitting the ball with some authority in back to back ABs.

  60. Tom says:

    Jeter and McCann: 4 AB’s, 5 pitches total, 5 swings.

    I’m all for aggressiveness… but good grief would it kill them to take a pitch (especially with Ellbury on the 2nd time around)

    • vicki says:

      i’ve transcribed jeter’s numbers before; he’s been better on first pitch than nearly all other counts, this season and career. mccann has a .906 ops on first pitch. i like him taking any edge he feels he can these days.

      • Tom says:

        I know.

        But when you are a singles hitter and you have one of the elite basestealers on in front of you… I think you have to take a pitch or two where a single can then plate him.

        Or start hitting Jeter leadoff where swinging at the first pitch doesn’t matter.

  61. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Blechh, Santana snot rockets for the YES network.

  62. Shinebox Express says:

    Can they try and sell Mcann to another team as a change of scenery guy?

  63. The Other Matt says:

    Of all the outs that he has made this year, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Brian McCann more visibly frustrated than after that at bat just now.

  64. JGYank says:

    Nice tex. Needed to make up for that error.

  65. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Ok, we’ve lulled the Indians into a justified sense of security. Time to mount a come backer — er, comeback.

  66. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Bloop and blast let’s go.

  67. vicki says:

    teix always gets them back when he fucks up.

  68. JGYank says:

    Waiting for the “see the Red Sox bring up their young players” comment.

  69. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Last two nights Roberts is swinging at high FB’s out of the strike zone as if he’s trying to hit the long ball. Looks like he’s trying to force it by doing too much. Just take what they’re giving you Brian & leave the rest.

  70. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    I knew Teixera would hit a solo HR. That will be their only run of the game.

  71. Almonte = Dickerson 5 years ago

  72. Mike M says:

    Lets congratulate Sweeney for breaking the story about Beltran’s mole being sliced off from the impact of the baseball. The mole has been packed in ice and is being flown to Cooperstown to be displayed next to several condoms and needles used by Jose Canseco.

  73. RkyMtnYank says:

    Oh that was sweet by Ryan!

  74. JGYank says:

    There’s the defense. McCarthy is starting to get some luck. Nice roberts. Also with wheeler and Ryan playing we have probably our best defensive infield tonight.

  75. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice play.
    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Ryan is playing SS today.

    • The Other Matt says:

      I was thinking that to myself, when the trade occurred, that Ryan could become McCarthy’s personal SS. Or at least see some more action when McCarthy is on the mound.

      • JGYank says:

        Sounds good to me. Jeter probably doesn’t get to that and even if he does he would have to dive or make a late throw. Still can’t stand Ryan’s bat though.

        • The Other Matt says:

          Ryan certainly isn’t going to ever impress with his bat, but he’s been a little less terrible than I thought he would be up at the plate so far this year. I actually think he’s handled the bat decently. Obviously the numbers aren’t anything impressive, though. But we all know what he is: all-glove, and no bat, so it’s not like we should ever be leaning/counting on him for offensive production when he is in the lineup.

  76. JGYank says:

    Flashing the leather. Best infield we’ve had. If Gardy was out there that would be an awesome defensive group.

  77. nycsportzfan says:

    I smell a comeback baby!

  78. JGYank says:

    Dbacks got that nuno fever.

  79. The Other Matt says:

    Chances they don’t score a run at all here?

  80. JGYank says:

    Whatever you do Ells don’t try to steal 3rd again. Although it does make more sense now with 1 out but still.

  81. The Other Matt says:

    Captain is really hitting the ball hard tonight.

  82. JGYank says:

    Nice mccann. I sense a Jeter steal coming.

  83. Tom says:

    At least the got the one in.

    Maybe Tex can double things up here.

  84. vicki says:

    account paid, teix.

  85. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    OK Tex, the error is now forgiven.

  86. Yankeefan91 says:


  87. JGYank says:

    I like homers. Tex hits homers. Therefore I like tex.

  88. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:


  89. Rolling Doughnut says:

    It would appear Tex was really pissed about the E.


  91. Shinebox express says:

    Maybe everything will be ok, you guys.

  92. Tom says:

    So apparently the key to the offense is to induce a Tex error early in the game?

    Reports of McCarthy being a really smart pitcher may have been understated.


  94. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    And McCarthy already gives is back. They’ll never win this game with him on the mound.

  95. JGYank says:

    So what is bachata?

    • Yankeefan91 says:

      music that comes from the Dominican Republic my favorite genre of music since that is where im from.

      • Troll says:

        Fool-proof logic.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

        Slower rhythm to it than merengue, though. I actually love some of the older Juan Luis Guerra stuff. No clue if Santos measures up, but 440 definitely put out some beautiful music.

  96. WhittakerWalt says:


  97. Shinebox express says:


  98. LOOGZ says:

    Hello friends.

  99. JGYank says:

    Cant remember the last time ichiro hit the ball hard or even just him driving the ball.

  100. Mikey M says:

    Almonte is horrible.

  101. The Other Matt says:

    When that ball bounced on the third strike I could’ve swore it was going to bounce a lot farther away from Gomes than it did.

  102. JGYank says:

    Swisher needs to realize he’s sucked this year and continue to do that…

  103. JGYank says:

    Kuroda looks lonely. Literally the last man standing.

  104. Tom says:

    6IP, 1ER (4 runs total) thus far?

    I’m not a huge fan of ignoring unearned runs (McCarthy had some part in the 3 runs in the first), but he’s pitched OK. A bunch of hits, but only 1 extra base hit so far.

  105. JGYank says:

    Everyone is going to cringe whenever a ball is hit in the air against McCarthy.

  106. The Other Matt says:

    I’m calling it, Teix is going to hit his third homer next inning.

  107. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    I’d bring in Delin for 2, Warren for 2, Robertson to close if they ever get a lead. I just don’t think they’ll score another run.

  108. ropeadope says:

    Got the game on late and trying to absorb the Tanaka news, but one thing impressive about McCarthy is he’s thru six innings at 93 pitches. Given up a few too many hits, and a few too many leadoff base runners, but I like the length and economy.

  109. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    He didn’t match Nuno’s 7 scoreless so thus far the trade was a bust. If they win this game it won’t be as bad but the offense will need to bail him out. The only way they score is if Teixera hits a 3rd HR.

  110. Nathan says:

    Nine hits and four runs? I’m not going to say I’m happy with that start. Only positive is he went six and 2/3s…

    If this is something to be happy about, we’re in trouble.

  111. vicki says:

    we can work with this.

    and i never had that shaky/sick/sad feeling nuno invariably gave me.

    • Tom says:

      And probably even more importantly Girardi is not going to be racing to the mound when the batting order comes up a 3rd time and someone reaches base.

      If nothing else it should help the stress on the bullpen a bit.

      It’s going to be interesting to see if his turn becomes the regular Jeter rest day.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      He needs his facial hair back, though.

    • JGYank says:

      Outside of the tex error and the 2 run single he was ok. Too many hits and he’s going to need some help from the defense when he pitches. Ks weren’t really there tonight. But it seems like he can limit the damage and the HRs are regressing so that’s good. He’s kind of like Kuroda results wise but with more hits and homers.

      • The Guns of Navarone says:

        Hard hit grounders but they found holes. Vert indicative of his season IMO

        • JGYank says:

          Yeah he’s hittable and gives up some hard hit balls, but most of them stay on the ground plus he limits the walks. You’ll know what you’ll get from him: lots of hits, too many homers, average k rate and great walk rate.

  112. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    I just began reading through this thread. I know I have my issues with the guy but, really, thank you, nycsportzfan, for expressing some goddamn positivity with actual substance behind it today.

  113. JGYank says:

    Tomlin pitched pretty well outside of the tex homers.

  114. nycsportzfan says:

    Tex certainly has made up for that early error. Way to go big fella!

  115. vicki says:

    be a good time for one of those odd extra-base hits, ich.

  116. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Ohhhhh I’ve seen this before. This game will keep going and going until Cleveland decides to score.

    • ropeadope says:

      Just off the top of my head without looking it up – Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn. Saw it around fifty years ago.

  117. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    10 pitches to get 3 outs?

    Betances is slipping.

  118. Tom says:

    So do folks give up the DH spot and PH for Ryan this inning?

  119. BigBlueAL says:

    Ryan should bunt so he doesnt GIDP.

  120. Tom says:

    Ridiculous lefty zone there to Zoilo.. it just suddenly got wider in the 9th?


    (the two pitches furthest outside were the ones called in that AB)

  121. JGYank says:

    Ryan has to be due right? Guys like him should really push for the designated fielder.


  123. Dalek Jeter says:

    Brendan Ryan: Bad at hitting.


      • WhittakerWalt says:

        Except some of them do hit well under his tutelage. See: Granderson, Curtis.
        Care to comment?

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        I’ll get on that, because I totally have that power. In the meantime; you will find your caps lock button to the far left of your keyboard and you will find every English teacher you’ve ever head crying at the spaces on either side of your comma.

  124. Mickey Scheister says:

    Betances should be pitching still, he only threw 10 pitches and it gives the Yanks a better chance to see the tenth. Hopefully Warren can sparkle.

  125. JGYank says:

    Warren looks sharp.

  126. WhittakerWalt says:

    Is John Adams the most annoying fan in all of sports?

  127. vicki says:

    wheels, you’re killing me.

  128. ropeadope says:

    Free baseball.

  129. JGYank says:

    With tanaka out not able to give us length, this pen is going to get so overworked these next few games. Now this one is going to extras. All star break couldn’t come at a better time.

  130. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice AB.
    Jeter’s put together a nice game today.

  131. nycsportzfan says:

    The Cap continues his surge in recent wks tonight. Sweet BB to start the 10th, coming back from down 0-2 to earn it.

  132. Tom says:

    This could be the Yankees last chance to score, as you have to assume D-Rob will be saved for the save situation that never comes.

    Maybe one more from Warren? Other than that I’m not confident Kelly, Miller (is he still in the pen, I forget?) and the Huff-ster will be counted on to put up 0′s. Maybe Whitley?

    Another reason why Girardi should have PH for freaking Brendan Ryan – the Yankees are not likely to win a war of attrition once they burn through the good pen arms.

  133. Tom says:

    Bunt! (just kidding… but you know it probably passed through Joe’s mind out of instinct)

  134. JGYank says:

    Great AB Jete. Os losing and the Jays already lost. Let’s take advantage.

  135. McCannwagon says:

    How you like me now?

  136. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Katie Sharp
    As @MattHuebner reminded me, Yankees havent scored after the 5th inning since July 3 vs Twins….

    Please change this now, Yankees.

  137. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on BROB! This is where we need the Veteran type clutch hit.

  138. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    This guy throws HARD!

  139. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    B-Rob keeps chasing that high FB. Lay off that pitch.

  140. TWTR says:

    Overturn this beyotch.

  141. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    We’re in business. Jeter’s BB puts him in major elite company behind the Babe, Mickey, & the Iron Horse; amazing. I think Bernie’s in there too. Two on – nobody out w/Tex up. Gotta take advantage here.

  142. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Foot’s off the bag.

  143. JGYank says:

    Since all we need is one run, I wouldn’t mind a bunt here but can’t do that with tex.

  144. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    The video guy w/the two umps looks like Newman from Seinfeld.


  146. JGYank says:

    Why does it take so long?

  147. JGYank says:

    Not on the bag.

  148. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Cody Allen w/his foot off the bag. Love that replay, baby.

  149. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    That was awesome, Girardi was out of the dugout less than a second after the out call.

  150. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Why is such an obvious call taking so long?

  151. TWTR says:

    Come on, Ich.

  152. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Surprise me, Ichiro.


    • nycsportzfan says:

      They have been coming around of late. If they win this , they are 5-2 on Rd in Minny and Cle the last 7. Give em a bit of a break. Tonight especially with the nice comeback.

      • Tom says:

        Yankees 2014: wRC+91
        Last 7 days: wRC+90
        Last 14 days: wRC+88
        Last 30 days: wRC+91

        • nycsportzfan says:

          They scored 7,6,1,7,5,3, with 4 in 10inn tonight since Minny series. They are coming around. Jeter has played better, and Ells and Gardy have been solid, and Tex is at least hitting HR’s and driving in runs, and Ichiro has steadily hit(despite tonight), and guys like Cervelli have produced off the bench. They are coming around a bit if you ask me.

  154. JGYank says:

    If you’re going to fail to score, at least get Ryan up so there’s no suspense…

  155. Tom says:

    Forget the infielder dribbler for a hit to score a run here

    Let’s see a 3 run jack from Ichiro! (Everyone knows he can hit one whenever he wants to)

  156. OldYanksFan says:

    So what were the odds of us scoring with 1st and 2nd and no out? 8% – 9%?

  157. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Before today:
    Ichiro w/ RISP: 214/320/214
    2 outs/RISP: 188/350/188
    Late and Close: 219/306/250
    High Leverage: 133/229/133

  158. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on man, I want this one!

  159. JGYank says:

    Why not drob? Screw save situations.

  160. nycsportzfan says:

    Anyone like the idea of trying to make a trade for Drew Stubbs and Jorge De La Rosa in one trade?

    I don’t think it would take the world to get them in combined trade and De La Rosa and McCarthy are at least proven ML vets and decent plug and plays for the rest of the yr, and Stubbs is having a pretty good yr and would add some RH pop and a bit of speed on the bases, as well as hes hitting for Avg this season.

    Maybe Murphy, O’Brien, and Camarena or something?

  161. JGYank says:

    Huff in a tie game? When did he become so confident a long reliever?


  163. Another night wasted you can just smell the walkoff

  164. Rolling Doughnut says:

    They should have used Betances for two, then Warren, maybe even DRob here. Huff? OMG.

  165. over managing again smh

  166. Charles says:

    Jesus Huff is getting squeezed…

  167. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    That 1-0 pitch was in.

  168. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Please don’t let this game end with a Swisher walkoff.

  169. BigBlueAL says:

    Girardi really fucked this game up.

  170. Tom says:

    Good grief Huff, the term walkoff is not meant to be literal.

  171. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    At least make them fucking earn it.

  172. Chris says:

    Like always, let’s save Robertson for that situation that’s never going to happen because you let lesser pitchers pitch to the heart of their order. My biggest pet peeve with all these grumpy old piece of crap managers that don’t know jack ish.

  173. nycsportzfan says:

    I would of brought in Thornton to face Swisher. Rather have him hitting right handed. I know its weird going lefty to lefty, but I would in this case. Huff didn’t have his stuff tonight.



  176. vicki says:

    you suck, huffles.

  177. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Throw this hot dog heat, baby!

  178. D23 says:

    We cannot afford to over use Betances and Warren. They did their job. Who else is Joe going to use Kelly? Maybe. But we had chances in the 10th to take the lead.


  180. JGYank says:

    I can’t watch…

  181. Chris says:

    Swisher has a damn fine beard though

  182. roberto kelly johnson says:

    its those freakin farnesworth glasses….

  183. Slap-Ass says:

    It would be funny if Kelly BBs Murphy here.

  184. Slap-Ass says:

    Go Swish!

  185. Kelly c’mon buddy! Not swishcan!

  186. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Great job, Kelley.

    Run(s) please.

  187. twyankeesfan says:

    Hooray Shawn Kelly! He looks like getting back to his old form before landing to the DL!

  188. nycsportzfan says:

    The ENTIRE AL EAST has lost tonight. We can pick up a game on everyone with win tonight!


  190. D23 says:

    Good job Kelly! Wheeler is going to be the hero here.

  191. BigBlueAL says:

    Everyone say it, thats the Swisher we all love!! lol

  192. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Now that’s the Swish I remember so well.

  193. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    You’ve got a way to keep me on your side
    You give me cause for love that I can’t hide
    For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide
    Because you’re mine, I walk the line

    I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
    I keep my eyes wide open all the time
    I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
    Because you’re mine, I walk the line

  194. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Oh, my goodness!!! Swisher swishes & Murphy just misses.

  195. vicki says:

    kelley’s back?

  196. nycsportzfan says:

    Girardi with the sick call to bring in Kelley(albeit he started inn with Huff).

  197. JGYank says:

    Who’s left in the pen?

  198. JGYank says:

    Oh thank god. That was close. No reason to let huff walk the bases loaded there. Good job kelley.

  199. Matt says:

    Girardi once again shows that he has no clue how to play the matchups.

    Yes, David Huff is a lefty. A mediocre one though who has poor control and no major league quality breaking pitches.

    Lefties were hitting .212 against Kelley coming into the game. Against Huff they were about .255. Lefites even hit .209 against Warren, who was already in the game at the time.

    His pointless overmanaging almost blew the game. When your team is already mediocre as it is, there is no reason to be taking those sorts of risks. Of course, Girardi probably believes that leaving a righty in to face a lefty is itself a risk. It’s pretty embarrassing when your moves make Joe Torre look brilliant.



  202. JGYank says:

    Thank god Ryan didn’t swing and waste that 3-1 count. Still would have been nice to have ells lead off next inning.

  203. stuart a says:

    don’t worry Ichiro will get the big hit next inning………..

    how can they not dfa him is beyond belief. the least productive over 290 hitter in history. he is toast even in Yankee world……

  204. Wolfgang's Fault says:


  205. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    I wouldn’t hit Johnson there for Wheeler. Just wouldn’t. Wheeler gets on, you hit Johnson for Ryan & move Wheeler to shortstop in the bottom half of the inning. Not ideal, but don’t take the bat out of Wheeler’s hands w/Ryan K’g all night.

  206. nycsportzfan says:

    Nice BB for Ryan there. Come on Ells, lets get this lead for BROB.

  207. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Wow, Ryan works a walk. Figures.

  208. stuart a says:

    2 of m whipping boys on display late the great Ichiro and Huff.

    Hey Ichiro did not drive in a run late. SHOCKER. the guy still has 11 rbi’s. I forgot RBI’s are a misleading stat.

    david huff got bailed out, he stinks. what is his career era? over 5….

    walkig Ryan axford should be DFA’d on the spot.

    Nick swisher without the big hit late, what a shocker. The yanks are the only team that can make swisher look good…

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Hey stewie, have you ever considered LIKING the Yankees for a change? Maybe even, I dunno, ROOTING for them?

      • stuart a says:

        I have rooted for them for over 48 years…

        ichiro sucks that is the truth…they should dfa him. no reason other then stupid marketing reasons he is on the team. cut him

        • WhittakerWalt says:

          I have literally never seen you root for this team. All you talk about is the players you hate, and the hypothetical parades they should be thrown when they don’t perform.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            And he wants to give them all a raise as well. Very confusing. He’d make a horrible GM, always giving raises and parades to underperforming players.

        • Truth says:

          You have never rooted for the Yankees.

          You’re a loser.

  209. JGYank says:

    Ryan should go. If he succeds, there’s a runner in scoring position, if not ells leads off next inning.

  210. stuart a says:

    the game could go another week and the Yanks may not score again….

    they scored 4 runs that is their quota for a week..

  211. JGYank says:

    Kelley is earning some high leverage spots with this performance.

  212. JGYank says:

    This has been a great game. Both teams with ten hits. Our pen hasn’t given up a run yet. Huff was bad but the rest has been good. And the rays just lost. This would be a great comeback win.

  213. Chris says:

    I don’t agree with the called strike 3, but Axford is the exact type of pitcher that jeter has no chance against.

  214. nycsportzfan says:

    This would be a great time for McCann to have a moment for the Yanks. Type of moment us fans remember. Come on Bri guy!

  215. Rolling Doughnut says:

    If that’s a strike then Huff should have K’d the side when he was out there.

  216. nycsportzfan says:

    I’m losing some faith. Our offense isn’t getting anything going. Come on Tex, lets start something!

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Wow Tex. Totally love the 2 jacks, but the error and that K in the 12th when in 3-1 count puts def blemish on em.

      Gotta hold again!

  217. cofuzz says:

    McCarthy had an xFIP of about 2.9 in Arizona.
    Homers, bad IF defense and bad luck hurt him.
    At least two of those things won’t improve much with NYY, but he’s a quality back of the rotation arm.

  218. JGYank says:

    Cleveland has 9 in their pen?

  219. Charles says:

    This probably has been the most inconsistent strike zone I’ve seen all year.

  220. stuart a says:

    no fear ichishit is up next inning. he will get the big hit.

  221. stuart a says:

    nice ab’s late by tex and mcfat.

    I especially like tex’s swinging at the last 2 pitches on the ground. goes along with his weak pop out with 2 on and none out in around the 6th.

    our big boppers are jokes…

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Yes, because he only hit two home runs in this fucking game. You are the absolute worst kind of fan there is.

      • stuart a says:

        give the sack of shit a pass for a month. with his 245 avg.. making what $22 mill per year.. fielding way down, hurt all the time, BA 40 points below what it should be but hey he is a nice guy.

        fuck him, stop trying to pull every pitch…

  222. nycsportzfan says:

    Hell Yeah BROB! Nice start to the Inn! A hard hit knock!

  223. stuart a says:

    they will not score again if this game goes 20….

    what a joke team but hey tex got 2 homers tonight…he is on pace for what 88 rbi’s, give the fuck a raise……

  224. stuart a says:

    he is a disgrace. if he had any pride the sack of shit would retire…..

    Ichiro retire. you need the $$$$$$$$$$$$ that bad?

  225. stuart a says:

    ichiro with 6 extra base hits on the season.. you cannot make it up.he is so fucking bad it is mind boggling.

    he gets a xbh less then 3 % of his plate appearances……….

    un fucking believable…

  226. Chris says:

    This team is gross. Eeew.

  227. Suzuki cant catch up the the fastball anymore

  228. Ty says:

    Can we bunt the winning run over ever or not.

    • Tom says:

      Only if it’t the first couple innings of the game when the pitcher is struggling and you want to squash any chance of a big inning.

      Late in the game when 1 run can matter… you don’t really want to play for the single run then.

  229. Swisher such a lil fgt

  230. nycsportzfan says:

    Keep it up Whitley. Maybe one of our guys will run into one sooner or later.

  231. stuart a says:

    nick swisher hitting 200 and being the unclutch sack of sh-t we know would be a huge upgrade over zero homers, 11 rbi’s 290 BA Ichiro.

    Swisher has about 25 more rbi’s then Ichiro…I forgot rbi’s do not matter…

    • vicki says:

      swisher has hit better in high leverage than in medium or low this year. most of his production has come with the game on the line.

  232. Chris says:

    The indifference I have to the outcomes of these games worries me

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      Seriously. Did fist bump though, so I am at least somewhat invested.

  233. ok 5 hour game lets win it now !

  234. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Not sure what the worst part of this extra-inning game is: the Yankees offensive ineptitude, or lil’ Stu having extra time for lots of extra rants?

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Well, he never says shit when we win. But of course he’s a HUGE fan.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I’ve gotta say, Ichiro is definatley NOT the player I expected him to shift his attention to with Cano and ARod gone.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        They didnt expect Sori to be so unproductive and they’d have to release him. He was doing really well as the 4th OF’er off the bench. They didn’t turn to him.lol

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

        He’s lost without being able to compare punch and judy ARod to Ike Davis.

        Hasn’t even suggested throwing anyone a parade tonight.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          …DRob allowed a base hit…he gets saves but has a losing record…oh yeah…i forgot…w/l is a meaningless stat….throw him a parade.

          am I stuart’ing right?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      Don’t worry, he should be gone now that Ellsbury homered.

  235. vicki says:

    never gonna happen because of the almighty handedness, but if i’m in charge i’m tempted to keep whittles and move sourpuss. do you suppose any potential trade partners would be fooled by thornton’s era?

    • Tom says:

      I absolutely think Thornton would have some value. Not a real good prospect, but maybe a lottery ticket tight.

      I’m pretty sure the binder would burst into flames though.

  236. ropeadope says:

    That woke me up!

  237. Mandy Stankiewicz says:

    FUCK. YES. Warm up DRob.

  238. Daniel says:

    I was thinking how awesome it would be if Jacoby hit one out 2 innings ago. Oh man do I hope this holds up.

  239. Tom says:


    Francona out girardi’ing Girardi… pull the lefty to face the lefty mashing Ryan? (platoonz!) With Ellsbury on deck.

  240. Tom says:

    LOL – a relief pitcher to face Ryan?

    Can’t have that dangerous bat up against a lefty! Made even more curious with Ellsbury on deck.

  241. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


  242. yea doughboy !!!!!!!!

  243. Get Phelps Up says:


  244. Dave says:

    DROB blows the game, its been that kind of day.

  245. Derek Jeter says:

    who’s still up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck yeah

  246. ok lets hope the good dr shows up

  247. JGYank says:

    This one is all thanks to Tex Ells and the pen. McCarthy wasn’t too bad either with only 1 ER. Now Drob just has to nail down the save.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I love that Tex launched a couple of homers tonight, but if he doesn’t make an uncharacteristically bad throw way back in the first we probably have a hugely different perspective of McCarthy’s debut and the game is also probably very long since over.

      • stuart a says:

        he has 6 errors already. his defense is way down.

        of course the announcer s do not know that they go on reputation only..ie Ichiro is great.

        Reputation… Your eyes do not lie, Tex is having his worst fielding year since he has been a Yankee.

      • JGYank says:

        true. He cost 3 runs but gave us 3 as well. But in the end a W is a W.

  248. Ty says:

    One more out. This day needs to END

  249. vicki says:

    oh, boy.

  250. nycsportzfan says:

    Yeah, Refsnyder could really kill this team defensively.lol I mean guys like KJ can’t hit or Defend..lol

    Wow, if they score, i’ll kill him!!lol

  251. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Good lord, I was pretty sure that was going to be over his head.

  252. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    and exhale…

    Gotta say, I’m getting rather tired of watching KJ.

  253. nycsportzfan says:

    Yankees Win!!! Fuck Yeah!!! Huge Win!!!!

  254. ropeadope says:

    Wheels makes that catch.

  255. stuart a says:

    yep no reason to be down on ichiro….

    the guy is horrible….

    good win. any win is a Good win…

    to bad ellsbury got the big hit Ichiro was going to hit a homer the next inning… why dfa him, the guy is as productive hitter as a national 9th place hitter ie. pitcher. I take that back I do no want to insult pitchers hitting ability….

  256. Mandy Stankiewicz says:

    Start spreading the news…

  257. ropeadope says:

    In the bag all the time!

  258. Dalek Jeter says:

    woooooooooot I Thought that was over Amonte’s head. Nice correction there, youngin

  259. robert kelly johnson says:

    scared for a moment…nice win

  260. Tom says:


  261. vicki says:


  262. nycsportzfan says:

    I’m sure all you quitters talking about the seasons over will be back to having faith after one win. People talking about we should just throw the season and shit.lol WTF??lol

    This is what baseball is people. Its pennant chases and staying in the hunt and staying within striking distances, and going on streaks…etc I don’t get some of you at all.

  263. nycsportzfan says:

    5-2 in Minny and Cle. I’ll take it.

  264. Mikhel says:

    I feel overwhelmed by all the runs the Yanks scored playing for the rally with men on base and not bunting.


  265. Get Phelps Up says:

    The Yankees now have the most road wins in the AL.

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