Game 90: McCarthy’s Debut

Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on 15-day DL with elbow inflammation
DotF: Refsnyder returns to right field in AAA win
(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.

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Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on 15-day DL with elbow inflammation
DotF: Refsnyder returns to right field in AAA win
  • King George

    Nightmare is the first word that comes to mind.

  • goterpsgo

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

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Following Brandon McCarthy’s first inning of work for the Yankees: “one more injury… one more injury… one more etc., rinse, spit, repeat. : )

      • Wolfgang’s Fault

        On the whole, a solid outing.

  • hey now

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

    • Jacoby Edardsbury

      I really hope we see the spillover here. Those are my kind of people.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

    • nycsportzfan

      And now Joey Bats is up in 1-0 count with runners on 1st and 2nd. Both Cron gaffs were chances to end the inning’s.

      • nycsportzfan

        PUJOLS Goes yard for 2run shot and ANgels take lead!

  • Rahul

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

    Oh wait, there’s nothing to sell…muhahahahahahahajs

    • nycsportzfan

      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

        This team sucked with Tanaka.

        I hate optimism without reason.

        • nycsportzfan

          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.

  • mustang

    LMAO!!!

    Because crying about a sport is silly.

  • The Other Matt

    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.

    • trr

      Have you seen Johnson hit?

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Other than Ellsbury leading off, I hate this lineup.

  • Jacoby Edardsbury

    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.

  • Tar

    Have we established a LoHud wing at RAB yet?

  • rogue

    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

      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.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

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

  • Mikey M

    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.

    • vicki

      bravo.

    • steved fl

      i laughed

  • Farewell Mo

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

  • The Other Matt

    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.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Sox DFA Pierzynski

    HA!

    • RetroRob

      Really? Wow. What was he hitting?

      • vicki

        .254; 69 wrc+ coupled with his sterlin personality.

        • vicki

          sterling, that is.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • The Other Matt

      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

        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.

  • Jeff G

    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

      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.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    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.

    • trr

      (Not sure if serious)

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        I’m serious. Why wouldn’t I be? I think he’s a funny and smart guy. I also happen to think he can be a decent pitcher.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    IF defense.

  • nycsportzfan

    Good timing on that Error Tex. Jesus Christ!

  • The Other Matt

    Of course ……

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on McCarthy!

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

    • nycsportzfan

      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

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    lol

  • RetroRob

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

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

    • trr

      At best, he’s an unassuming innings-eater with average stuff;
      At worst he’s – well, just fill in your favorite whipping boy

    • trr

      They ALL prosper when they leave us, haven’t you noticed?

      • Old Man Time

        It’s been ONE start.

  • trr

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

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

    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.

  • Leg-End

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

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

    • nycsportzfan

      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

  • BigBlueAL

    Orioles must be salivating for this weekend.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Swisher has been workn on his tan

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

    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.

  • CMed21

    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

      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

  • Tom

    3 unearned runs… welcome to NY Brandon.

  • Derek Jeter

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

  • JGYank

    Death by singles and a poorly timed error.

  • Derek Jeter

    DFA this fuck! (McCarthy)

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Nunez line vs Miami

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

    FIRE CASHMAN

    • CMed21

      /Nuno

      • vicki

        i want to make a joke about how even eduardo scissorhands could shut down the marlins offense, but people in glass houses and all.

  • Daniel

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

  • CMed21

    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

      Nuno also had jitters… 7 scoreless innings

      • CMed21

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

        • nycsportzfan

          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

            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

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

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

  • JGYank

    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

      …otherwise he’s an allstar right!?!

      • Daniel

        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

          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

            Exactly

      • JGYank

        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.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

      • nycsportzfan

        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).

  • Tom

    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.

    • vicki

      scrolled up to say you were right, again.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    THIS TEAM IS JUST REALLY BAD ,CASHMANS A MORON, NUNO WILL NOW BECOME FERNANDO VALENZUELA EH

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      Cashman is a genius. Look at he turned a $210,000,000 dollar payroll into a juggernaut.

    • JGYank

      Angry Canadian here.

      • JGYank

        *here eh.

  • Daniel

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

  • JGYank

    Stanton should own the derby.

    • vicki

      yep. and easy money says puig gets the distance award.

      • JGYank

        Over stanton? Don’t see it. Wouldn’t be shocked if Stanton hits a 500 foot blast or two.

        • vicki

          you’re probably right; he hits the hell out of it.

          http://www.hittrackeronline.co.....stance.php

          i think i’ll still take the amped-up cuban spaz.

          • JGYank

            I’m sure puig will do pretty good, but can’t discount the reigning champ cespedes either.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

  • JGYank

    At least he’s getting a ton of grounders…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He’s been better than his line, that’s for sure. A bunch of singles and Tex’s boo boo.

      • JGYank

        Yep. Control, some velocity, movement, grounders, very few walks… can see why they like him.

    • vicki

      i want to think that’s a good thing….

      • JGYank

        It would better if we actually had a good defensive infield.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          I kinda though that’s what she meant.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            *thought

          • JGYank

            Well it’s luck too. Plus McCarthy isn’t exactly unhittable.

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, MLB Gamecast has McCarthy touching 95mph.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Nice backup by Dickerson.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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?

  • JGYank

    For once brantley fails

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    The Sloowww catchup. Brutal.

  • The Other Matt

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

  • Tom

    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

      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

        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.

        • Tom

          I do agree that McCann should swing at anything good at this point regardless, especially with his power.

        • Tom

          I do agree that McCann should swing at anything good at this point regardless, especially with his power.

          • Tom

            I really, really agree! (Apparently in 4 minute intervals too)

            • vicki

              hee.

              your point is very well taken too. joe needs a smarter binder.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Blechh, Santana snot rockets for the YES network.

  • Shinebox Express

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

  • The Other Matt

    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.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      That was out off the bat.

  • JGYank

    Nice tex. Needed to make up for that error.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bloop and blast let’s go.

  • vicki

    teix always gets them back when he fucks up.

  • JGYank

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

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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.

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

    • http://google NYcornerstone

      duh

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    Almonte = Dickerson 5 years ago

  • Mike M

    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.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Oh that was sweet by Ryan!

  • JGYank

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Some luck in McCarthy’s case is an inflield behind him playing at ML level.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

    • The Other Matt

      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

        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

          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.

  • JGYank

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      +1

  • nycsportzfan

    I smell a comeback baby!

  • JGYank

    Dbacks got that nuno fever.

  • The Other Matt

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

    • The Other Matt

      Well, well, well.

  • JGYank

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

  • The Other Matt

    Captain is really hitting the ball hard tonight.

  • JGYank

    Nice mccann. I sense a Jeter steal coming.

  • Tom

    At least the got the one in.

    Maybe Tex can double things up here.

    • Tom

      Good to see Tex still reads the RAB boards.

  • vicki

    account paid, teix.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    OK Tex, the error is now forgiven.

  • Yankeefan91

    TEXXXXXXXX

  • JGYank

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

    • vicki

      aw, yeah. you put the gism in syllogism.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Not really a syllogism though since Tex is not equal to homer, but OK we’ll take it. Oh, you spelled the last word wrong.

      • Daniel

        You are my favorite RAB’er. I just want you to know that.

        • vicki

          smiley face.

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

    BELLY TO BELLY! YANKS TAKE THE LEAD AND MCCARTHY IN LINE FOR THE WIN!!!!!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    It would appear Tex was really pissed about the E.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    TEX LOOKING LIKE A YANKEE

  • Shinebox express

    Maybe everything will be ok, you guys.

  • Tom

    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.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    FIGURES GIVE IT RIGHT BACK

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

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

  • JGYank

    So what is bachata?

    • Yankeefan91

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

      • Troll

        Fool-proof logic.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        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.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Unghhh

  • Shinebox express

    WHY WOULD IT BE OK, YOU GUYS?

  • LOOGZ

    Hello friends.

  • JGYank

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

  • Mikey M

    Almonte is horrible.

  • The Other Matt

    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.

  • JGYank

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

  • JGYank

    Kuroda looks lonely. Literally the last man standing.

  • Tom

    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.

  • JGYank

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

  • The Other Matt

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Just missed.

      • The Other Matt

        Lol. Hey, they can still bat around and give him another chance. Or not.

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

    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.

  • ropeadope

    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.

  • Jacoby Eddardsbury

    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.

    • Mickey Scheister

      All of this.

  • Nathan

    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.

  • vicki

    we can work with this.

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

    • Tom

      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

      He needs his facial hair back, though.

    • JGYank

      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

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

        • JGYank

          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.

          • The Guns of Navarone

            I’m hoping the homers will decrease. His HR/FB is pretty high

            • JGYank

              They should, but YS and moving to the al won’t help that decrease.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    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.

  • JGYank

    Tomlin pitched pretty well outside of the tex homers.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • vicki

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

    • ropeadope

      Saving them for post ASG.

  • The Guns of Navarone

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

    • ropeadope

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

      • The Guns of Navarone

        There ya go old man! Very under-appreciated war flick.

        • ropeadope

          Excellent film. Just checked and the release date was 1961. So I was about seven when I saw it in the theater with my dad.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    10 pitches to get 3 outs?

    Betances is slipping.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      And I counted 2 fastballs; maybe 3?

      • The Guns of Navarone

        But I’m hammered

    • JGYank

      Didn’t even strikeout the side.

  • Tom

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

    • vicki

      i thought using dellin on the road in a tie game indicated joe pushing his chips, but guess not.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ryan should bunt so he doesnt GIDP.

  • Tom

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

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    PATHETIC AT BATS

  • JGYank

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

    • JGYank

      4 Ks. Can’t do any worse. Ouch. Making Jeter look like he earned that all star game start with his hitting this year.

    • tom

      Beltran with eye contusion. Cervelli is only better available to ph Ryan but the game is tie so Girardi may save him for extra inning to replace McCann at C.

      • Tom (with a capital T)

        Is Kelly Johnson not available?

        • tom

          Yes but do you count on his power because otherwise Ryan is better than Johnson.

          • JGYank

            What???

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Ryan is only better than Johnson on defense.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    HERE WE GO , 3 SOFT SINGLE YANKS LOSE

    • WhittakerWalt

      No caps, please.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Brendan Ryan: Bad at hitting.

    • http://google NYcornerstone

      YANKEES BAD AT HITTING , FIRE LONG WTF

      • WhittakerWalt

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

      • Dalek Jeter

        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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Right. I thought it was a given that once he came in, he’d pitch the ninth.

  • JGYank

    Warren looks sharp.

  • WhittakerWalt

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

  • vicki

    wheels, you’re killing me.

    • ropeadope

      Don’t be Jealous of Zelous.

  • ropeadope

    Free baseball.

  • JGYank

    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.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Unless it wants to come a few days sooner and last a few days longer, that’d be good.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Indeed. If they score The Capt’s ab will have been huge.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Tom

    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.

  • Tom

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

  • JGYank

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

    • nycsportzfan

      Rays are trying to blow there game. McCann comes through in clutch situation!

      • JGYank

        They have a shit ton of ground to make up though. I’m hoping they slump right now to make sure they trade price.

        • vicki

          zero chance they don’t trade price.

          • JGYank

            It is possible they wait until the offseason.

        • nycsportzfan

          Eh, I still wanted to mention them losing. Still, technically alot of games left. I think they are done but still not done to the point I could completely care less bout em losing.

      • Troll

        Did Hooked on Phonics not work for you?

  • McCannwagon

    How you like me now?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

    ———————-
    Please change this now, Yankees.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Or just completely blow this opportunity.

      Either way.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • nycsportzfan

      Or not. Felt real good about Ichiro coming through and BROB can’t even only get himself out.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    This guy throws HARD!

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

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

  • TWTR

    Overturn this beyotch.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Foot’s off the bag.

  • JGYank

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

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    OMG YOU JUST KNEW THE DP WAS COMING AGONY OF THIS LINEUP EH

  • JGYank

    Why does it take so long?

  • JGYank

    Not on the bag.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

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

    • nycsportzfan

      Positive?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Why is such an obvious call taking so long?

  • TWTR

    Come on, Ich.

    • nycsportzfan

      I smelled a comeback and I smell a Ichiro RBI knock here.

      • nycsportzfan

        Shit!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Surprise me, Ichiro.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    YOU JUST KNEW THE DP WAS COMING , OH THE AGONY OF THIS LINEUP EH

    • nycsportzfan

      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

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

        • nycsportzfan

          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.

  • JGYank

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

    • Slap-Ass

      What do you call a 5 K performance? Platinum sombrero?

      • JGYank

        The DFA dunce cap.

  • Tom

    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)

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • ropeadope

      In extra innings against the opposing team’s closer?

      Less than 1%

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      From 1993-2010, first and second, no outs, at least one run scored 64.3% of the time.

      But for this Yankee team, 8-9% is probably more accurate.

      http://www.tangotiger.net/re24.html

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    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

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on man, I want this one!

  • JGYank

    Why not drob? Screw save situations.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    Ballgame eh

  • nycsportzfan

    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?

  • JGYank

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

    • nycsportzfan

      He was good for the Yanks last yr when he played.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Odd definition of good.

        • nycsportzfan

          Excuse me, he was good when he was relieving for us. Jesus.lol

      • BigBlueAL

        4.67 ERA (4.98 FIP) in 34 2/3 ip is good??

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    DAM MATSUI I MEAN SUZUKI

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    Another night wasted you can just smell the walkoff

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    over managing again smh

  • Charles

    Jesus Huff is getting squeezed…

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    That 1-0 pitch was in.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

    • vicki

      he’s simultaneously the most likely to walk-off the yankees and to come in his pants trying.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Good to see option B today.

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi really fucked this game up.

  • Tom

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    At least make them fucking earn it.

  • Chris

    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.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

    • nycsportzfan

      But joe makes right call so far. Kelley with huge K of Swish. Still work to be done though.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Thornton already pitched in this game.

      • nycsportzfan

        I missed that. I am only using Gamecast tonight. Got a mean headache so I decided to just do that instead of listen to game on Radio. Its super rare I don’t listen or watch them. Totally missed Thornton pitching.

        • nycsportzfan

          I put Sterling on now.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    JOE HAS TO ASK FOR PERMISSION TO TAKE HUFF OUT WTF

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    DFA HUFF THIS IS A REAL WLK WALK OFF

  • vicki

    you suck, huffles.

    • ropeadope

      No need to be ruff on Huff,
      Kelly will set everything welly.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Throw this hot dog heat, baby!

  • D23

    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.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    OK DOUBLE PLAY BABY ENOUGH TORTURE

  • JGYank

    I can’t watch…

  • Chris

    Swisher has a damn fine beard though

  • roberto kelly johnson

    its those freakin farnesworth glasses….

  • Slap-Ass

    It would be funny if Kelly BBs Murphy here.

  • Slap-Ass

    Go Swish!

    • Slap-Ass

      You know you wanna K

  • http://Bp@brianponto.com Mandy Stankiewicz

    Kelly c’mon buddy! Not swishcan!

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    YEA !

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Great job, Kelley.

    Run(s) please.

  • twyankeesfan

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

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      Not Boston, but they don’t count.

      • nycsportzfan

        Like I said. =}

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    JOE PLANNED IT THAT WAY :)

  • D23

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now that’s the Swish I remember so well.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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

    • vicki

      rally cash citation. yes.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

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

  • vicki

    kelley’s back?

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • JGYank

    Who’s left in the pen?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Drob, Miller, Whitely

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        *Whitley

      • JGYank

        Sounds like Whitley after Kelley then miller with drob as the last resort. Do they still have billings?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          No, Billings was optioned to add McCarthy to the roster.

  • JGYank

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

  • Matt

    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.

    • http://google NYcornerstone

      TORRE HAD PEOPLE THAT COULD ACTUALLY HIT SMH ALL THE SPENDING WOULDNT IT HAVE BEEN BETTER TO JUST SIGN CANO

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        LOUD NOISES

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    JOE PLANNED IT THAT WAY !

    • vicki

      go away.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    THIS GAMES ABOUT TO GO AWAY VICTORIA

  • JGYank

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

  • stuart a

    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……

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Snakebit.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Wow, Ryan works a walk. Figures.

  • stuart a

    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

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

      • stuart a

        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

          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

            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

          You have never rooted for the Yankees.

          You’re a loser.

  • JGYank

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

  • stuart a

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

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    yes!

  • JGYank

    Kelley is earning some high leverage spots with this performance.

    • nycsportzfan

      Should say earning em back really. He was a beast tonight.

  • JGYank

    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.

  • Chris

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

    • WhittakerWalt

      Yep, that was as predictable as it gets.

  • nycsportzfan

    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!

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • nycsportzfan

      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!

  • cofuzz

    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.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    eh

  • JGYank

    Cleveland has 9 in their pen?

  • Charles

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

    • Tom

      Ump has been terrible – he’s been giving the pitch off the corner to lefties to Cleveland pitchers all night, and has refused to call it for the Yankees.

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

      Also has been inconsistent on the low strike/ball

  • stuart a

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

  • stuart a

    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

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

      • stuart a

        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…

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    `yeah!

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • stuart a

    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……

  • stuart a

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

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

  • stuart a

    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…

  • Chris

    This team is gross. Eeew.

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    Suzuki cant catch up the the fastball anymore

  • Ty

    Can we bunt the winning run over ever or not.

    • Tom

      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.

      • Chris

        Derek Jeter, is that you?

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    Swisher such a lil fgt

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • nycsportzfan

      Like I said, maybe we’ll run into one! JACOBY baby! Fuck Yeah!!!

  • stuart a

    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

      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.

  • Chris

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

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    ok 5 hour game lets win it now !

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    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

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

    • Get Phelps Up

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

      • nycsportzfan

        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

        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

          …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?

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            add …. give him a raise ….. and you’ve got it…..

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        He hasn’t posted since.

        What a surprise….throw him a parade…..

      • Get Phelps Up

        trolling at its finest…..

        ..give him a raise…

  • vicki

    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

      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.

      • Tom

        What the hell is a lottery ticker tight? “Type”

  • ropeadope

    That woke me up!

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    FUCK. YES. Warm up DRob.

  • Daniel

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

  • Tom

    Boom!

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

  • Tom

    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.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Ells has actually hit lefties better than righties this season, by a healthy margin too http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....eason=2014

      • Tom

        One year split data is pretty close to meaningless.

        Career: wRC+ 101/112 (vs lefty/vs right)
        Last 3 years: 96/137

        • Dalek Jeter

          I know, it’s a small sample, but I could totally see the mindset “he’s having trouble against LHP right now and we need to get him, so let’s try it.”

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Finally

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    yea doughboy !!!!!!!!

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    ok l

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ells!!

  • Ty

    FINALLY

  • Dave

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

    • nycsportzfan

      I would stay away for awhile if he does.

    • Dalek Jeter

      First of all, it says you posted this at 11:48, which is remarkable because I started this reply at 11:47…so what’s it like being a minute in the future. Secondly, buck up man, D-Rob’s gonna close this out nice and easy.

      • ropeadope

        You like it easy? Or you like it rough? We never, ever do nothing easy!

        • Dalek Jeter

          oh ropeadope…you really don’t wanna know the answer to that question.

          • ropeadope

            LOL

  • Derek Jeter

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    ok lets hope the good dr shows up

  • JGYank

    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

      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

        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

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

  • Ty

    One more out. This day needs to END

  • vicki

    oh, boy.

  • nycsportzfan

    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

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    and exhale…

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

    • Mikhel

      My grandma makes that catch and she is blind.

      Just kidding, she’s dead.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • ropeadope

    Wheels makes that catch.

  • stuart a

    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….

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Start spreading the news…

  • ropeadope

    In the bag all the time!

    • ropeadope

      … and before the witching hour.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • http://google NYcornerstone

    OMG THANK YOU

  • robert kelly johnson

    scared for a moment…nice win

  • Tom

    #toomanyhomahs

  • vicki

    unclinch.

    • ropeadope

      or unclench, as the case may be.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • nycsportzfan

      Oh yeah, and 4of those wins were guys not named Tanaka.

  • Mikhel

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

    #NotAfanOftheDoublePlay

    • Tom

      The Yankees hit into 1 double play in 14 innings tonight.

      So they should have given away a bunch of outs throughout the night to avoid that one double play?

      • Ty

        A bunch?? Bunt the winning run over ONCE My goodness.

  • Get Phelps Up

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

    • Evan3457

      And so, naturally, after this trip is over, they’ll have 40 home games and 28 road games left.