Game 114: Win it for Teixeira’s pinkie

Heyman: Gardner, Prado, Drew all clear trade waivers
Link Dump: Trades, Headley, Gardner, Castillo
(Rich Schultz/Getty)
(Rich Schultz/Getty)

Mark Teixeira‘s hand got stepped on as he slid across home plate last night, and following the game he needed three stitches to close the wound. X-rays came back negative. Teixeira told Vince Mercogliano the cut was “really, really bad” and he thought he saw bone. I know Tex has become increasingly brittle over the years and a pinkie injury is easy to laugh at, but I’m pretty sure that if you stepped on my hand with metal cleats, I’d curl up in the fetal position at home plate and retire on the spot.

Hopefully the Yankees rally around the injury and go out and win this afternoon’s series finale against the Tigers. Do it for Teixeira’s pinkie. Here is the Miguel Cabrera-less Tigers lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. 3B Martin Prado
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. DH Carlos Beltran
  5. 1B Chase Headley
  6. SS Stephen Drew
  7. C Frankie Cervelli
  8. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  9. 2B Brendan Ryan
    RHP Shane Greene

It’s a nice and pleasant day here in New York. A little cloudy with temperatures in the low-80s, and there is no rain or anything in the forecast. The clouds are supposed to go away in a few hours, in fact. This afternoon’s game is scheduled to begin a bit after 1pm ET. You can watch on YES locally and, depending on where you live, MLB Network nationally. Enjoy the game.

Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) played catch again, this time from both 60 and 90 feet. Everything went well and he’ll continue moving forward with his throwing program.

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Heyman: Gardner, Prado, Drew all clear trade waivers
Link Dump: Trades, Headley, Gardner, Castillo
  • Havok9120

    FOR THE PINKIE!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    I just love these day games because it allows me the pleasure of listening to the great John and Suzyn at work. Today is sure to be a pleasure as always. As for the game, I just don’t think this lineup will do much against Ricky Porcello. Greene will have to win another pitcher’s duel 2-1 or 3-2.

  • BKamm

    Maybe so, maybe not, but three stiches and he thought he saw the bone? Having had 8 stiches in my salute finger, when hit by a rotating fan blade, I’m skeptical.

  • ACX

    Hopefully that latest injury won’t hurt his stellar batting average.

    • Havok9120

      As long as his OBP stays in the .340+ range and his hits tend to be of the multi-base kind, I’ll live. Not entirely happily, mind you, but I’ll live.

      • ACX

        Have to take what we get. He is leading the team in HR and RBI though i think that says a lot about how bad our offense has been this year. I just think where we could be if Tex was hitting at least .250 and didnt miss so much time with an assortment of ailments.

        • Too_Many_Idiots

          If Tex was hitting .250 that would mean a difference of only 6 hits this season.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Checking in from 308

    • Havok9120

      At least now we know who to blame if we lose. And who to credit if we win.

      Either way, the reward will consist of candy.

    • BKamm

      So, they finally got internet in the 308.

      • W.B. Mason Williams

        Using LTE like some kind of animal.

  • Giuseppe Franco

    Never been in the habit of questioning a ballplayer’s toughness. I would imagine getting your pinkie stepped on would kinda hurt.

    Sure, these guys get paid a lot of money to play a kid’s game but the daily grind of a baseball season takes one helluva toll on a person’s body, especially since the banishment of amphetamines.

    • Havok9120

      I just think about how I feel after I work a six day week or three. Even without all that much physical strain in my job, and no real danger of injury, that still wears a person down pretty quick.

      • Giuseppe Franco

        Absolutely. These guys may be professional athletes, but they aren’t robots.

        Neither are we.

        • blake

          Only the umpires should be robots

          • Howler

            I can just see Earl Weaver arguing a call with a robot, getting upset, taking a leak on it and shorting it out.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Giuseppe Franco’s avatar should be a picture of Giuseppe Franco. Sorry.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Nearly time to go and I need something to get me through the dog days (in my case, a slow Thursday afternoon before I have to go to my kid’s summer camp finale show this evening).

    No Miggy, huh? I predict Yanks to win 6-2, just because.

  • TWTR

    Greene Day.

  • blake

    I don’t really know why it’s so fun to poke at Tex with all this stuff…..but it def is. The video someone posted this morning from Step brothers made me laugh hard

  • ACX

    Jack Curry ?@JackCurryYES 2m
    Rick Porcello, NJ native who grew up a Mets fan, told @MatthewStucko, “I always said I hated Derek Jeter. But I really secretly loved him.”

    ___

    I felt the same way about celery….

    • BKamm

      Porcello should have said something sooner if he secretly felt that way. Now he’s lost out. Jeter currently has someone special.

      • ACX

        We know Jeter. It won’t last… Eventually she will get her basket of goodies and get kicked to the curb. (Which at Jeter’s house is several miles from the front door). A looooooog walk of shame.

        • BKamm

          I don’t know Jeter. How long have you known him? Pretty cool.

          • ACX

            Let me rephrase. We have heard the Jeter stories.

            • HansDavenport

              I don’t read super market tabloids. I have read about his athletic exploits though.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I actually know someone who lived in the same building as him for a while. He’d bump into thim in the elevator every now and then, even once with Mariah. He never got the nerve to say a word to him, though.

            • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

              “even once with Mariah.”
              —–
              Carey or Milano?

  • jedile

    Tex’s boo boo might’ve turned the season around. He is playing gritty and I like it! Also loving the new DISQ commenting system mike. Finally the newer comments can be at the top! and real time comments. A+ for you!

  • Scott

    I read about the Yanks wherever I can. I read (I dno’t know why) NJ.com and posters there complain about Tex all the time as a wimp, panzy, can’t take the pain. Dumb, just dumb. Tex plays hard, he gets hurt because of the way and plays and the fact that he is older.
    You can’t say a player is washed up now because his pinkie gets stepped on sliding into home plate.

    • ACX

      I admit we are ribbing him a bit but what you say is just false. Hurt because of the way be plays how exactly? Last year, he hurt his wrist swinging a bat. They all swing bats. Pulled a hammy running to first base. The slide was different in that i am glad he went, but lets be real here. Tex openly talks about how he is too old to fight pain, he is on the back end of his career, etc. He is 34. Jeter is 40 and only a broken ankle kept him down.

      • Howler

        Most certainly, Bautista should’ve known better too…and how dare all those players pull hamstrings…what in the world are they thinking.

    • Pkyankfan69

      I can’t get on Tex for missing a few days for stitches on his finger but it was pretty late that he missed Monday, the first game of a big series, because he felt a little dizzy or whatever before the game… That was pretty lame… We’re easily better with Tex than with out him but he’s a pretty soft dude.

  • Pkyankfan69

    http://i1001.photobucket.com/a.....9f76ca.jpg

    $180 Miiiiiiiiiilllliiiiioooonnnn Dollars!!!!

    • I Heart Dellin

      It would only be better if it was a gif.

      • Pkyankfan69

        Probably, unfortunately (if it wasn’t obvious) I have very limited editing skills

        • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

          You did well.

  • Harris K.

    I think we all knew Teixeira would milk that injury as soon as we saw it happen. Metal cleats hurt like hell, but he also has access to one of the best medical staff’s in the world. Teix could benefit from a visit to #4 in monument park.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      Meh, this isn’t True Blood.

      Teixeira can’t simply head to the trainer’s room and take a shot of vamp blood to immediately heal himself.

      Your body doesn’t care how much money you make. It takes time to heal regardless of their medical facilities.

    • Howler

      Try gripping a bat with 3 stitches in it…I don’t think missing one game so far amounts to milking an injury.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Milk? After all the conditioning and practice reps you think these ballplayers would rather sit on their ass watching a baseball game instead of being out there playing? Crawl back under your bridge dude.

  • Tar

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  • Tar

    Let’s get some runs early and often today.

  • ACX

    Any word on who claimed Hamels yet?

    • Havok9120

      Not that I’ve seen. Almost no way he made it to us.

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    Tex said “he thought he saw bone.”
    —–
    I’ve had that nightmare myself. Wake up, wake up!

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

  • AMANDA

    OK lets go Greene !

  • Yankenstein

    Greene light

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    SS of the future!

  • AMANDA

    Have to thinks are in on something with Philadelphia

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      Daley & Hill for a dozen cheesesteak hoagies.

      • Pkyankfan69

        Tony Luke’s!

  • Havok9120

    Niiiiice first inning there.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Way to go Greeney, 9-pitch 1st inning with 2 Ks!

  • Pkyankfan69

    That a boy… Greene sure looked sharp and fired up

  • AMANDA

    Greene says your sending me back down ever !

  • Yankenstein

    Tiger hitters are looking Greene

  • Chris Capueddardo

    The pitching has just been phenomenal. And we’re down to our 10th starter.

  • ACX

    Greene is certainly renewing hope in the pitching in on the farm.

  • I Heart Dellin

    If someone had said in the offseason that the Yanks’ rotation in mid-August would be Tanaka, Pineda, CC, Nova, Phelps, I wouldn’t have blinked.

    If on the other hand they’d said it’d be Kuroda, McCarthy, Capuano, Greene, and Esmil Rogers/TBA (Mitchell?!), maybe I’d have had to go to ER from laughing so much and/or fainting at the thought of what our record might be.

    • Havok9120

      Here’s hoping Pineda is back before after one more rehab game. We need help.

  • Jimmy

    Does it bother anyone else when the radio broadcast cuts in during the middle of the national anthem just so they can run another spot for Cellino & Barnes? Either broadcast the whole thing or none of it.

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      It’s my biggest concern.

    • Chris Capueddardo

      They do way too much advertising. Everything is brought to you by somebody.

    • 86w183

      There is no excuse for ever dropping out of the National Anthem. If they do that it’s disgraceful. I’m in the industry and we always make certain to get to break before the anthem starts. If it’s still going when we come back we listen in and don’t say a word.

    • Deep Thoughts

      What is more American than opportunistic entrepreneurial marketing at every possible moment? Driven by Jeep.

  • Cill Bosby

    Do you guys think Meredith is hot?

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      Smoking, burning, scalding, fire hot.

      • ACX

        Jenny Dell

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Julia. Oh, Julia.

        • Cill Bosby

          Isn’t she with Will Middlebrooks?

        • The Billy MartinVanBuren Boys

          I see your Jenny Dell and raise you Molly McGrath

    • Pkyankfan69

      Meredith is the middle linebacker of sideline reporters.

      Kim Jones is better looking

      • Cill Bosby

        Yeah I agree with you.

      • Havok9120

        Agreed.

      • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

        What’s wrong with a little meat?

        • Pkyankfan69

          Nothing at all… I do think she’s attractive, she’s attractive but just too big framed (not fat) and tall for me

          • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

            Meredith in blue.

      • Howler

        Better reporter too.

    • Chris Capueddardo

      I like her except her monotonous voice. She needs to work on that.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      I’m a fan. Not a huge fan, but she is a good-looking, very confident and intelligent woman who loves baseball. What would there be not to love?

    • dkidd

      she’s gorgeous

    • I Heart Dellin

      Ever so slightly. Definitely an upgrade.

    • Tar

      No. She also cant stop talking. Never comes up for air. I guess she’s probably gives an excellent blowjob.

    • Bubba

      Don’t know if I’d say she’s hot but she definitely looks like she’s be a fun date.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      Hell yeah, Meredith is hot. And she’s also a jock, which is a huge turn on for me.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I do. She’s pretty much the only reason why I check out Yankee Pre game

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Smells like outfield defense

  • 86w183

    I hope Mike or someone in the media will ask Girardi why the hell he plays Prado at 3B and Headley at 1B. Prado has played over 300 games at 1B, Headley one. Headley is a better 3B, so you weaken two positions defensively with this alignment with Tex out. Stupid.

    • Tar

      Joe Girardi is stupid. So you have your answer.

      • AMANDA

        yea Joe over manages McCann homers last night gets benched

        • JimmyToucan

          day games after night games seem tough to figure out for some folks.

        • Deep Thoughts

          Had a nice little three-comment stupid streak going there.

          • Chip

            She’s got a hot picture to its acceptable

    • Havok9120

      Mike can send him an email.

    • I Heart Dellin

      I questioned this; but apparently while Prado has played a ton of innings at 1st in the past, he’s played a ton of inning at 1st where he hasn’t been very good. Meanwhile he has played much better at 3rd.

      So it may look strange, but it’s what the binder says.

    • Chip

      Prado is above average defensively ya know

    • Deep Thoughts

      He’s played 360 innings in 9 years in MLB. That’s hardly enough data to start spouting off about UZR and Total Zone. Just calm down.

  • I Heart Dellin

    12-pitch inning, including a hit. He’s clearly running out of gas.

  • AMANDA

    Greene looking anything but green,

  • Havok9120

    Keep it rolling, Shane.

  • Guest

    For Giuseppe Franco. Let’s see if this pic uploads.

    • TWTR

      Hair to spare.

      Seriously, I have a good head of hair, but that’s nut.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      That, somehow, was me upping that. Don’t know how that happened.

  • Tar

    Sorry for the interruption, I am currently at work. Any and all posts from “Tar” other than this one, is from the wacko, C R 9, otherwise known as little Mikey. Thanks

  • I Heart Dellin

    So far this has the feel of a getaway day game, no? I mean, it is, for both sides, so there’s that. But I mean the whole “swing freely” feel so far.

  • AMANDA

    speeding along

  • Pkyankfan69

    Sorry, this is off topic but I just read the following headline and felt the need to share:

    “Metta World Peace Now Wants To Be Referred To As ‘Panda Friend’ “

    • McLovin

      Too me, he will always be referred as nut case.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Wouldn’t we alll want that for ourselves.

    • HansDavenport

      This isn’t a substance abuse meeting. No need to share.

  • MG

    Greene and Porcello are both dealing this is probably going to be another low scoring game

    • Yankenstein

      and it may be over in an hour.

  • 86w183

    my time is done…. let’s win this one!
    have a day!

  • Tar

    Nice DP

  • blake

    Lot of defensive ability in that DP combo

    • MG

      Infield d is light years better than it was before the trade deadline

      • blake

        Absolutely ….

  • McLovin

    If we win with this team, we will have changed the game.

  • yankeefan91

    good job greene

  • Chip

    Headley’s defense > Prado’s defense >>>>>>>>>>>> Everybody else who played third this season

    • Dalek Jeter

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everybody who has played third since like 2010.

    • McLovin

      Solarte was the GOAT.

    • MG

      Peado is a solid 3rd baseman he looks very comfortable there

  • UnKnown

    cervy bomb time

  • I Heart Dellin

    C’mon MLB gameday has seized up….

  • yankeefan91

    go deep ichiro

    • McLovin

      Don’t get your hopes up.

      • yankeefan91

        ill take that infield single lol.

        • McLovin

          We all do lol

        • Chip

          That’s pretty much a homer in Ichiro world

  • RhapsodyInBlue

    Tex just have it amputated and get out on the field.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Sick play by Romine

  • Dalek Jeter

    “I’m pretty sure that if you stepped on my hand with metal cleats, I’d curl up in the fetal position at home plate and retire on the spot.” Seriously. When I was in Babe Ruth league and sliding into third the third baseman stepped on my foot. I had a really old pair of cleats so the metal went right through the leather and caught my big toe between the nail and the skin. I’m not going to lie, it took every inch of me not to cry and give up baseball on the spot.

  • Shame Spencer

    That was almost a great play by Romine.

    • TWTR

      That would be a cool stat: almost great plays. ;)

  • blake

    I know a lot of folks don’t like the length of his contract……but I like having Ryan around. I think it’s nice to have an elite defender at SS there in case of emergency

    • Dalek Jeter

      I think the fear there is that the team will just use him as a replacement for Jeter next year…and as good as the glove is 140 games of Ryan at short is not a good thing for a line up in an offensively starved league.

      • Chip

        I think he’s the emergency option like Brian Roberts was. He’ll do but I’m sure they’ll go after Drew, Hanley, ect long before that

        • AMANDA

          don’t forget hardy

          • Chip

            Meh, his power disappeared and he’s 32. If he’s super cheap and on a 2 year deal I’d probably do it

      • blake

        Agree there….I like him as a bench player. Not as a starter

        • blake

          But having said that…..lets day they try and just can’t get a Drew or Tulo or anybody good for SS next year……at the very least they have a guy that can play elite defense for 2015……so while it’s not ideal…..it could be worse if they can’t get somebody better

          • TWTR

            As long as the 3B isn’t Prado. They need to add some SLG somewhere.

            • Chip

              If they trade for Stanton (I know, not happening) then I could live with an infield including Ryan and Prado

              • TWTR

                I forgot the Stanton exception!!!

                *slaps head*

    • TWTR

      As long as he remains a reserve, fine.

    • Havok9120

      I love having him on the team. As long as Joe and Cash understand that he really is not a fit as our starting SS unless we wind up with some big bats at 2B and 3B.

      • HansDavenport

        Like when Giradi was behind the plate. Those teams had enough good hitters his automatic out was acceptable.

        • Chip

          That’s the great part of the dynasty, you can have a lot of average players when you’ve got superstars at short, center and catcher

        • Havok9120

          Exactly.

    • JimmyToucan

      the guy costs 5M for three years, 1M in his final year which is an easy buy out. considering how horrible ss are in general he could be moved pretty easily.

  • MG

    How about trading romine for romine with the yankees throwing in some lettuce?

    • RhapsodyInBlue

      We’ll throw in the croutons.

    • Cill Bosby

      Lol

  • nsalem

    Are all the comments on stories before a couple of days ago gone??? If so that is sad.

    • Havok9120

      They’ll be back, apparently. So Jay and Joe have promised.

    • HansDavenport

      Seriously? That would bother you?

      • Chip

        That’s what I was thinking, who cares?

        • Septhinox

          Who cares? The people who were here before the massive influx of shitty commenters cause a change in the system.

          • Chip

            As one of those people who has been here for years, I still don’t understand why you would care. I barely have time to keep up with game threads in real time much less go back and look at old comments

            • Septhinox

              As the previous guy said, sometimes it’s fun to go back and see reactions and who said what.

        • Havok9120

          There are some pretty great threads that would be lost. Hilarious threads. Awesome rants, smackdowns, general awesomeness, commenters that have fallen away, etc.

      • Andy Phillips Reborn

        I like looking back at the reactions to ancient transactions, and just the hindsight of it. It’s interesting.

      • nsalem

        Seriously Yes. I enjoy going back to articles from years gone by and reading myself and other commentators perceived the future of the Yankees and then compare it to the reality of what came to be. I would imagine your life is much more exciting than mind and you would have no need to do something so mundane.

  • McLovin

    Give him two hits for that.

    • Yankenstein

      Ryan needs to hit it twice to get it through the infield.

  • yankeefan91

    2 hits

  • Chris Capueddardo

    Gotta take advantage here of Ichiro and Ryan getting on base. It won’t happen again.

  • Chip

    If the Tigers saw that double hit, think they would have challenged? That would have been a fun one

  • Keyser Soze

    Paul talking Basketball and soccer is annoying.

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    Meredith on the right.

  • MG

    I’ve never seen that before…

  • I Heart Dellin

    I’ve seen enough of Kinsler this series.

  • AMANDA

    eh dp

  • Chip

    O well, Babe Gardner only lasted about a week. Was a really fun week though

  • Andy Phillips Reborn

    Just out of curiosity, why does Don Kelly have a job? He’s doing alright this season but nothing before this season indicates that he deserves a spot on an MLB roster.

    • McLovin

      He can play all teh positions!!!

    • dkidd

      and yet he helped beat the yankees in a playoff game

  • Septhinox

    Lol Michael Kay is like STFU, he hit it twice in fair territory, he’s out.

  • blake

    Frank Wren calls and says…..hey Cash we have to get a lead off hitter and some contact in our lineup. I’ll give you Justin Upton and Alex Wood for Gardner. What do you say?

    • McLovin

      Does it come with a BJ?

    • Andy Phillips Reborn

      Um, accept the offer?

      • blake

        Remember though that Upton is a FA after 2015 so you’re giving up multiple years of Gardner for a little over 1 for Upton…..and Gardner is really a better overall player right now. I do like Alex Wood though…..

        • Chip

          It’s not like Upton is going to retire after his contract. They could always resign him

          • blake

            Yes for probably a lot more money than they are paying Gardner…..

            • Chip

              Considering Justin Upton is just flat better than Gardner and is still only 26, I’m willing to back up the money truck for him

              • blake

                He’s not flat better though…..he’s not even as good this year ….is younger though and helps the yanks in an area of need which is RH pop

                • Chip

                  I put more emphasis on offense than defense. Sure Gardner is clearly the better defender but even in his best offensive season he isn’t Upton with the bat. Tie breaker goes to the guy with power because chicks dig the long ball

                • Dalek Jeter

                  “He’s not even as good this year.” That’s a little bit of an unfair comparison, Gardy is having a career year. Gardner is better defensively, but throughout their careers Upton has been vastly superior offensively and with Ells in CF the trade off would definitely be a gain for the Yankees.

                  • blake

                    Career fWAR:

                    Gardner: 21.3
                    Upton: 21.4

                    Gardner has played like 250 less games to get to that number and has been worth more than a win more this year as well so far.

                    • Chip

                      Incredibly inflated WAR total due to Gardner’s elite defense. I’m not convinced he was THAT good a few years ago. Also, Gardner is exiting his prime soon while Upton should be entering his

            • TWTR

              They should always leverage their most abundant asset.

            • Dalek Jeter

              Upton is also younger, and has had 20-30 homer power his entire career, whereas this season for Gardner might be a 2011 Ellsbury like aberration.

        • Dalek Jeter

          That does change things a little actually. I stand on accepting the deal…but would request an extension window for Upton.

          • McLovin

            Don’t forget the grit we would lose.

          • blake

            I think it kinda addresses needs for both teams…..the braves need an on base guy and lead off guy and the yanks could use some RH power on a corner……I don’t think Wren would throw in wood though…..I was just being greedy there

            • Chip

              Yeah, there’s no way they do that. Alex Wood is a solid, young left hander

    • TWTR

      Cashman would say: “Thank your for my impending raise.”

    • dkidd

      “excuse me while i find a tissue cause i just JIMPed”

    • Dalek Jeter

      YES NO TAKE BACKSIES

    • Chip

      He would tell Bowden to stop impersonating real GMs and to leave him alone

  • JimmyToucan

    should have plunked kinsler not hunter.

    • McLovin

      That’s anti-Semitic ????

  • Yankenstein

    Greene is money

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Big K for Shane.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Big boy pitching, right there. Good comeback.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, that was a nice AB.

  • AMANDA

    pitch was strike anyway yanks never get 0 n 2 call strike 3

    • Chip

      It’s a league wide thing. Strikezone closes up on 0-2

  • dkidd

    how is porcello only 25 years old?

    • Chip

      He was brought up like the first year after he was drafted, total rush job

    • TWTR

      He was drafted out of high school, Seton Hall Prep.

    • Havok9120

      Came up straight from High A, I believe.

    • yankeefan91

      i believe they gave him a major league contract out of high school.

      • dkidd

        170 big league starts by the age of 25
        pretty great

        • I Heart Dellin

          Thing is, do you drop him from the rotation for the postseason instead of Verlander? I mean, Scherzer, Sanchez, Price are locks, right?

          • Havok9120

            That’s one heck of a problem to have, isn’t it?

          • dkidd

            maybe they do a 2012 lincecum super-reliever thing?

            • Havok9120

              There’s no way any of those guys aren’t on the playoff roster, so you’ve got to think that that’s the plan.

            • I Heart Dellin

              What, Porcello or Verlander? Because Verlander is the once-great pitcher who is suddenly looking cooked, if you’re making 2012 comparisons :-)

              • dkidd

                i meant porcello, but how ballsy would it be to make verlander your post-season fireman and just have him air it out?

  • AMANDA

    he probably born 25 years ago ?

  • McLovin

    That dive was so unnecessary.

    • Havok9120

      I’m pretty sure he just fell. Looked pretty awkward.

      • McLovin

        Only the weak fall.

  • MG

    Greene has been really good today although he hung a slider to victor martine for a strike that might have dented the back wall of the bullpen

    • Shame Spencer

      Every pitcher makes mistake pitches.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Tar’s right…even pitchers like Kershaw and King Felix makes a handful of mistakes per game…it’s just a matter of when you make them, who you make them to, and if the hitter is able to take advantage.

  • MG

    Tigers of is really good defensively

    • Havok9120

      Yes, but can Poland into Space?

      • Jimmy

        You have no chance to survive make your time.

  • blake

    Headley has that little inside out bleeder over SS down pat

    • TWTR

      I’m developing a mancrush. There I said it…

      • TWTR

        And Drew is growing on me as well.

    • MG

      Blake hearts headley lol

      • blake

        I do….I like his game a lot.

        • MG

          I think everyone does you were just first

  • mustang

    Wow!!! It’s a world of difference on the game thread quality for the better

    • Chip

      Yep, just took a few days to settle down

  • mustang

    YESSS!!!

  • dkidd

    Drew Yankee

    • Dalek Jeter

      ietc

  • blake

    Stephen Drew! Stephen Drew!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    Cashman’s guys coming through again. Put these 2 runs on the board and Greene will do the rest.

  • I Heart Dellin

    A run but I hate ground-rule doubles with a runner on 1st. They always seem to make a difference.

  • Havok9120

    NICE!

    Would’ve been nice if it had stayed in, but we were lucky that thing even landed fair.

  • McLovin

    I love me some stew and drew.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    This is worth using my cel bandwidth on listen to now.

  • mustang

    Michael Axisa’s brother doing well.

    Mr. drew

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bout time they got some babip help.

  • Terry Noack

    Defensively and offensively, the addition of Drew and Chase have done a lot to this lineup!

    • mustang

      Defensively more so this and how amazing this coaching staff has been is soooo unrated

      • blake

        They always are…..they consistently over achieve

        • Chip

          If the Yankees manage to get into the postseason you have to give Girardi MOTY right?

          • Havok9120

            Same as last season, yeah.

    • blake

      Yes…..defense is much better and opposing pitchers can no longer sit out there and sip a margarita while they now through the bottom of the lineup

  • Havok9120

    50 games by rooks is pretty insane.

    • Yankenstein

      and to only be 5 out is nuttier

    • mustang

      Yep, but they can’t develop pitching

  • jaydestro

    Hey so how are we feeling about the new commenting?

    • I Heart Dellin

      Technically it’s working just fine. Conversationally, too.

    • mustang

      Better but strange

      • jaydestro

        it will take some time im sure

        • mustang

          Maybe its because its a day game but the game thread is so much better so far

          • I Heart Dellin

            Good point.
            They mostly come out at night.
            Mostly.

          • ACX

            Partly because the Yankees aren’t losing….. When they start losing, all the complainers and trolls come out.

    • yankeefan91

      i love it

    • Keyser Soze

      It’s working very well.

    • Havok9120

      I’m liking it so far. It’s a little finicky about displaying things, and there’s definitely some adjustment on my end as I unlearn some old habits, but nothing too crazy.

      It does seem to be causing problems on the homepage. New threads and updates don’t always appear as they should, and I’ve been having trouble seeing accurate comment counts on the threads.

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      We hated it, then resigned ourselves to it, and are now loving it.

      • mustang

        loving it is a bit strong more like dealing.
        I miss the boxes

        • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

          I’d wager I’ve been missing the boxes for far longer than you have.

    • Shame Spencer

      Working great

    • Betty Lizard

      We feel you managed to coax a lot of flavors out of the ingredients in just 24 hours and really elevated the comment section, although some of the elements could have benefitted from more cooking time.

      Wait, this isn’t Chopped reruns?

      In that case, “we are happy if you are happy.”

      • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

        Betty in the House!

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Amazingly used to it, at this point. Didn’t think that was possible. Working just fine on the work laptop as well.
      More importantly, how is it for the mods right now?

      • mustang

        nice fish..lol

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Look more closely at it.

      • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

        They appear to be okay with it.

  • ACX

    Amanda McCarthy ?@Mrs_McCarthy32 23s
    And yes I am back in an uber today, I will return to the D soon.. Keep an eye out for my one woman show… ‘Life on the D’
    ___

    UMMMMMMMMM
    I think I saw a similar show once on illegal cable.

    • Chip

      I would pay good money for that show

  • I Heart Dellin

    Hypothetical… ‘cos it won’t happen… but say Greene is at 95-100 pitches after 8, and it’s still 1-0.

    Does he start the 9th, or does D-Rob, or is D-Rob ready and primed to go the second there’s a slip?

    • ACX

      Robertson starts the inning in that scenario.
      Go with the proven guy.

      • Chip

        Yep, this isn’t vintage CC out there. Let Robertson close it out. He won’t even get that far, you’ll see Dellin in there if it’s 1-0 after 7

        • I Heart Dellin

          More likely is Greene starts the 8th, and Dellin comes in at the first sign of trouble.

          • Havok9120

            That I can certainly see.

            • Terry Noack

              I wonder if Dellin is better starting off an inning or coming in after there are men of base?

        • TheStraw

          Do we see him this inning? I fear Girardi may try to squeeze one more out of Greene and get burned.

          • Chip

            I think you let him pitch the 7th against the bottom of the order

    • JimmyToucan

      im kinda sick of girardi waiting for a “slip” before pulling a pitcher. bring in the closer in a clean inning

    • Rolling Doughnut

      DRob comes in.

  • jaydestro

    anyhow, enjoy everyone!

  • Havok9120

    I love Paulie’s tone when Kay pointed out the 6 strikeouts during the hitting streak. Awe mixed with bitterness.

    • ACX

      O’Neill cracks me up. Often it is unintentional but still…..

      • Havok9120

        The various guys YES employs for the booth may not be the strongest teams in terms of technique, but I’ve always thought they were a very good mix of skill, stats, and entertainment.

  • Yankenstein

    Wow Prado -Headley combo

  • Havok9120

    That’s, what, Prado’s second or third good play at third today?

  • mustang

    WOW! the D!
    night and day

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      That’s the reaction my fish-member always gets from the ladies.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Roberto Fausto Hernandez Carmona to the Dodgers.

    • mustang

      Nut Bag is actually doing his job

  • Cuso

    The Devil wears Prado

  • MG

    I get the feeling this game could come down to a Betances-Cabrera AB in the 8th inning today…

  • Havok9120

    Holy crap. That was a pretty freaking great play by Drew.

  • yankeefan91

    hes out dammit

    • Havok9120

      Clearly.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Is that play reviewable? He was out of the box.

    • Havok9120

      Looks like the ump just told Joe it wasn’t.

    • Cuso

      Not reviewable

  • Yankenstein

    If Kinsler were holding a lantern he would look just like a lawn jockey.

  • Cuso

    I’m calling for a pitchout on the 1-1 pitch

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    If I’m logged on to BOTH Disqus and WordPress, is that like using extra protection?

    • mustang

      Dad always said to double up :)

    • Cuso

      You’re frisky today, huh?

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I am dealing with major work drama right now. I need to blow off steam. Who’s in charge around here? Oh, me.

    • Havok9120

      A fish-member joke followed by an extra protection line?

      Better get Mrs. Tilapia on the line.

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      Not sure if this qualifies as extra protection, but Rodney Dangerfield had a joke where he was having sex with a girl so ugly, not only did he need to put a bag over her head, he needed to put another bag over his head just in case her bag ripped apart.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Get someone up. Do not wait.

  • Cuso

    Former Fausto a Trolley Dodger

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    I agree with the Doughnut. Get the pen going.

    • Havok9120

      Yep.

  • Cill Bosby

    Yes!

  • yankeefan91

    double playyyyyyyy

  • Yankenstein

    The Greeneing of the Tigers

  • Cuso

    Yyyyyuuuuuuge!

  • mustang

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • Havok9120

    Freaking fantastic.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Clutch!

  • MartinRanger

    That’ll do Shane!

  • Trisha

    Just joining in. Yankees doing a great job with Detroit! To illustrate the value of pitching, consider that Detroit is 2nd in the majors in BA and 5th in runs. Yet Yankee pitching has basically handcuffed them.

    I will just say that I am a Yankee fan and as such apparently have a right to post here. I’ve been accused of things I’ve never done, and I certainly have done nothing wrong here. If I do, the powers that be will certainly take care of it. A difference between me and my small group of detractors is that while I may harbor the same ill will toward them, I don’t feel the need to whine on and on about it. I ignore them.

    I have one identity here – trisha. Hopefully nobody will be able to log in as me and post trash in an effort to get me tossed, as did a poster who came on as Lohud Trisha. I have many friends from Lohud. I find RAB to be more civil than Lohud was much of the time, truth be known. I enjoy civil posting and am happy to be here.

    • Too_Many_Idiots

      Then stop talking about it, ffs.

      • BKamm

        Ignore.

        • HansDavenport

          Done.

      • Trisha

        Done.

  • McLovin

    Someone give some green to Greene.

  • nsalem

    Chien Ming Green

    • McLovin

      Remember the game he almost pitched a perfecto against the M’s? Those were the times.

  • Chip

    So this is what its like having ground ball pitchers

    • dkidd

      and an infield that can actually field said ground balls

  • Pkyankfan69

    Phew… That had bad inning written all over it after the 2 luck singles by the Tigers… Huge DP…. Lets get some runs!

  • AMANDA

    big dp !

  • Bo S8

    Man, what a lovely IF.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    The other shoe doesn’t really drop with Greene, does it? Nice DP.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Just when he needed it. He is starting to miss his spots though.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Yeah. I like the kid, but he’s far from earning a long leash with me.

        • HansDavenport

          1-0 games do not come equipped with long leashes.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Neither do rookies.

            • HansDavenport

              They do if the offense can get a comfortable lead. A little more room to work with.

  • mustang

    Damn Yankees kids never get a chance that’s why they can’t develop starting pitching

    • I Heart Dellin

      Yeah only Nova, Phelps, Greene, and I guess Whitley in the last few years.

  • Cuso

    Not to kick dirt, but Roberts would’ve bobbled the transfer.

  • Havok9120

    I was really excited to see Greene get a shot this year in some capacity, but I certainly never expected these kind of performances from him this season.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Unbelievable, isn’t it?

      • Havok9120

        We’re talking about a guy whose season started, what, a month late? He was getting bounced around so much that he barely threw any pitches in April. Then he simply didn’t look all that good while he was blowing the rust off.

        Now I actually find myself feeling confident when it’s his turn in the rotation. I caught myself thinking “Greene versus Porcello? We’ve got a good chance” this morning.

    • mustang

      We are going to look back at the end of this year and just marvel at what this staff done

    • TWTR

      I think there is a lesson there. Load up on as many big young arms as possible, grab some reclamation projects, and don’t overpay veterans because pitching is too fragile.

      • Chip

        Really? I think you trade minor league pitching for stars with years of control remaining. Joba, IPK (to an extent), Brackman, Betances, Banuelos, ect have drilled this into me

        • TWTR

          It depends on the state of your depth, but think about how much their patience with Betances is saving them and will save them.

          The key is to not spend big bucks on veteran starters over 30 via LTC.

          • Chip

            Yeah but if you could have traded Joba and Dellin for Dan Haren in 2010, wouldn’t you go back in time and do it? I’m pretty sure the rumor was Joba, Dellin and Noesi for Haren

            • TWTR

              That would have given them only two seasons (including 2010) of an ERA+ above 100.

              Because of the fragility of pitchers, if I am trading big prospects (again overlooking extraordinary organizational depth), I would rather do it for really good offensive players.

              • Chip

                Yeah but he was REALLY good in 2011 and has at least been an innings eater since then

                • Havok9120

                  Not to mention we had a good, not decent but GOOD, shot at winning titles in both of those seasons.

                  • Chip

                    My point exactly, if you had CC and Haren back to back in the rotation in the playoffs, who knows what happens?

                • TWTR

                  I wouldn’t over-leverage multiple big prospects for the very short-term.

  • Cuso

    Prado is funny. He’s got a little bit of the angry-Beltre sense of humor

    • Cuso

      Saw it on Gardy’s 13th homer

  • Chris Capueddardo

    This is our chance for some insurance runs. Knock em in Carlos.

  • dkidd

    no mercy

  • Cuso

    Coxsackie, New York!

    • Pkyankfan69

      Still always get a nice chuckle driving past Coxsackie on the way to VT.

      Who ever had the brilliant idea of naming a town after cocks and sacks was a smart man.

      • I Heart Dellin

        Guy who sits behind me at work is from Coxsackie. True story.

  • MG

    That was a heck of a turn by Kinsler and Romine there, tough play…

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, they’ve played some darn good defense this series.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Did I mention already I’m fed up with Kinsler popping up with big defensive plays this series?

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      You’re just mad because we couldn’t trade our expensive and pleasantly plump guy for him.

      • Dalek Jeter

        And to think, I would’ve sat on Texas’s DL for the league minimum, too!

      • I Heart Dellin

        That’s because he’s currently playing for the Mets.

  • blake

    Nice piece of hitting by Headley…..wrong spot

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Grilled corn. Funny. Goes with the rep you apparantly have.

    • MG

      Last time up he blooped on in, this time he hits a rocket right to the center fielder-it’s a funny game, isnt’ it? :)

  • Captain Clutch

    Damn Beltran is like a double play machine. Too bad Ellsbury wasn’t running.

  • mustang

    Nice not having to pray every time the ball is hit to a infielder

    • Havok9120

      No kidding. Those last few weeks of Roberts were torture.

  • Chris Capueddardo

    I wouldn’t even mess around with Greene in the 8th. Just start fresh with Delin and nail down this W. You don’t want Miggy Cabrera facing Greene.

    • Chip

      Exactly, Dellin and Robertson are fresh, use those boys up

      • Havok9120

        We’ll see how he gets out of here. If he gets out of the inning under 90 pitches, I want to see him out there for the 8th. Dellin could use two days off in a row.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          But even if Greene starts the 8th, Dellin will have to be up anyway, in which case he may as well start the inning, And though Greene had a better 7th than 6th, he missed pretty bad on a few pitches there. Betances to DRob is the way to go.

          • Chip

            Yep, this isn’t the time to mess around. Bring in the big guns

  • Captain Clutch

    I really like Greene. He has really good stuff and he definitely looks like a keeper.

  • mustang

    That’s fucking annoying
    records after the all-star game

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, no kidding. Especially since we had such a nice run right after. We kinda squandered it from there.

    • Chip

      Yep, we finally start playing well and everybody else does too. At least we’re gaining on the Mariners, Royals and Indians

      • mustang

        THIS!!!!

        • Havok9120

          We have a button for that now. :P

          • Chip

            ietc

    • nycsportzfan

      If we win this game we’ll be 13-7 since the AS break, or is it 14-7? One of those..

      • Havok9120

        13.

  • Chip

    Gah, hopefully Greene learns a bit more control over time. It’s tough to watch guys flail against him and then watch him miss with three straight

    • GregD

      its tough to pitch with a one run lead…he’s got no room for error……if he had a few runs, he wouldn’t have to try to be perfect

      • Chip

        Well, he’s been doing it all year. He sometimes loses his release point and starts throwing the ball everywhere. If he can fix that, he has a shot at being a great pitcher

        • Havok9120

          Guy is a fairly young rookie. The finer points should come with time.

          • GregD

            I agree…he’s doing great for this being his 5th or 6th start

  • TheStraw

    Impressive outing for Greene.

  • nycsportzfan

    Greene is going all out for Tex’s Pinkie!

    • mustang

      LOL

    • jedile

      I wonder if Tex has a Greene thumb. waka waka

      • mustang

        LOL
        WOW
        LOL

  • MG

    Great outing by Greene today, this kid can pitch…

  • Keyser Soze

    “Pumpsey” Greene!!! Who expected this????

  • Havok9120

    I love when they find vets from the Second World War to honor behind the plate. Not a ton of those guys left.

    • MG

      my dad served in WWII and was a lifelong Yankees fan after growing up on the Grand Concourse, he would have had a true bucket list day if he could have stood out there…

      • Havok9120

        The guy back there today certainly had a look that said “Holy shit. This is pretty awesome.”

        Or however someone from the Greatest Generation says such things.

    • mustang

      Second this.
      Last war with a clear evil and up hill odds for the USA.
      Much respect

  • AMANDA

    Greene don’t fool around

  • AMANDA

    big inning time

    • GregD

      yes please

  • nycsportzfan

    In a Series that has Price, Verlander, Porcello, Scherzer, Kuroda, its Shane Greene who might throw the best game of the series.lol

  • Dalek Jeter

    This game figures to be over in like 2 hours…wtf is this an NL game from like 1942?

    • mustang

      i’m scare of your picture thing.

      • Dalek Jeter

        …excellent.

    • MG

      It’s already 2 hours and 5 minutes but still much faster than normal. Back in the 60’s, by the way, Yankees games used to run 2 1/2 hours, much less if Whitey Ford was on the mound. Batters didn’t step out as much (they didn’t want to get knocked down if they did) and less time between innings.

      • Dalek Jeter

        For some reason I thought the game started at 1:30, my bad.

  • Captain Clutch

    They have to try and score another run. I hate asking the bullpen to be perfect every single day.

  • ACX

    Explain the Red Sox wanting Hamels for me….. I know it was the Cubs that claimed him, but Boston wants him too. He has 4 years and almost 100 mil. basically the same age as lester. Boston wouldnt give Lester a 5/100 extension which is what he would have wanted at the time, but they will take a 4/96 or so for someone the same age, who is not proven in the AL East?

    Boston logic.

    • Chip

      They wouldn’t give Lester 5/100? That’s ridiculous unless they know something medically that other teams don’t

    • nycsportzfan

      Maybe they are worried about Lesters past 2 yrs before this season being not quite worth the money and all of a sudden hes back to Lester this yr, in a of course Contract season?

  • yankeefan91

    nice to see smiles like that in the dugout

  • nycsportzfan

    Nice multi hit game for Ichiro. Ichiro is a beast bench/role player.

  • nycsportzfan

    Ouch!!!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    Ich and Ryan on base for the 2nd time today. They have to take advantage of this.

  • GregD

    right in the middle of the back…..ouch

    • dkidd

      morris buttermaker approves

  • GregD

    we need a two out hit here

  • MG

    It’s good that Stevie Donahue’s stomach gets to the player about minute faster than the rest of his body…

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      ietc

  • nycsportzfan

    Whoa, that was close!

  • Trisha

    Cashman et. al. have done a very nice job with their pickups.

  • Havok9120

    Wow. Bang-bang.

  • I Heart Dellin

    That’s gotta be it for Porcello?

  • Chip

    Man this has been a weird game

  • Captain Clutch

    Big at bat here for Prado

  • MG

    Good hustle by Ryan there…

  • Yankenstein

    Prado earn your stripes

  • Chris Capueddardo

    5 men left on bases the last two innings. They’re just gonna have to win 1-0 and I’d go with a fresh Delin and Drob.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    The pitchforks come out for Prado.

  • GregD

    Porcello has been outstanding this afternoon….he’s given the Yankees very little to hit

  • Captain Clutch

    Damn..I know that Porcello is a good pitcher but this team needs to get more big hits and stop asking these starting pitchers to be perfect every night. It’s tough to watch.

    • nycsportzfan

      They scored 5 last night. They are facing 3 straight Cy Youngs and Porcello who has 13wins. They aren’t scoring 10runs a game against these guys.lol

  • dkidd

    (don’t) come back (out), shane

    • dkidd

      proved me wrong
      love it

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Really weird game from in the seats

    • BKamm

      I thought you were in the 308. Private jet?

  • GregD

    I wonder if Girardi leaves Greene out there…..

  • Havok9120

    Paulie loves drawing on the screen.

  • GregD

    looks like Whitley starts tomorrow

  • AMANDA

    eh those men lob

  • Havok9120

    Allllllright Shane. This is the what I would have done, so don’t make me look too foolish.

  • Captain Clutch

    I think that Greene will be on a short leash in this inning

    • Havok9120

      I sure hope so.

  • GregD

    1-2-3 this inning please

  • Chip

    Time for Greene to make us look bad for our lack of faith

  • Havok9120

    Man. Prado with the reaction time.

    • W.B. Mason Williams

      Brick wall today

  • TWTR

    Romine has had a nice little career during this series.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Girardi showing a lot of confidence in Greene not even having a guy up in the BP… Would be nice to give Dellin back to back days off

  • Trisha

    Always loved Prado. Never knew of course we’d end up with him. Yay for us.

    • Captain Clutch

      Yep. I wanted Cash to get him last year when it was reported that he was available. Good thing Roberts is gone. The infield is much better now.

  • GregD

    our infield is really good right now…..

  • Yankenstein

    Empty the tank

  • blake

    Who the heck is Shane Green? This is unbelievable

    • Havok9120

      You have to think that the Tigers blogs today were thinking “what’s a Shane Greene?”

  • mustang

    NICE!!!!

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

    Shane Greene!!!!

  • nycsportzfan

    Shane has the Tigers feeling Greene today, thats for sure

  • Keyser Soze

    I’m seein GREENE!!!!

  • Havok9120

    Beautiful. He rewarded my faith.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Remember, I predicted this would happen. I so did.

    • GregD

      :) don’t hurt yourself…..

  • mustang

    And Yes I leave in for the 9th

  • Chip

    You win Shane Greene

  • AMANDA

    whoa tigers want to catch that plane

  • Captain Clutch

    Does he start the 9th inning? Probably not.

    • Chip

      Nah, he’s mid 90s on the pitch count and Robertson has had a few days off

    • GregD

      yes

    • Patrick

      I don’t think so, the win is more important than letting Greene get a CG SHO. Go to Robertson

    • Havok9120

      I hope not. I wanted him out there in the 8th, but the 9th? With DRob having had 2 days rest?

      Pull Greene, let him enjoy a great performance, and bring in one of the best closers in the game.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Give it up for Greene. Wow.

  • AMANDA

    8 in the 8th

  • MG

    Shane Greene should get the standing ‘O’ from RAB after that performance, just sensational…

  • mustang

    DAMN Yankees can’t develop young starting pitching !!!!

  • GregD

    the Yankees need some insurance now!!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    This is the deepest pitching staff in baseball. They’ve lost 5 starters and their 2nd 5 are still winning these ballgames against Cy Young pitchers.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Take a bow, Mr. Greene.

  • Trisha

    To me this is baseball at its best. Give me a well-pitched thriller any time (as opposed to a slug fest.)

    • GregD

      it drives my BP up

      • Trisha

        :)

        I definitely understand that.

    • Havok9120

      Huge offensive games are a ton of fun, too though. My enjoyment of each varies with my mood.

      • Trisha

        Not sure why, but after a while a slugfest begins to bore me. I’ve always loved crisp fielding and pitching. Of course if the other team is scoring a lot of runs,well then I want that Yanks to match them!

    • Chris Capueddardo

      This is playoff baseball. Pitching wins championships. You don’t see a lot of 8-7 games in the postseason.

      • I Heart Dellin

        This whole series has had that post-season feel to it. Pity only one of these teams will be in the (actual, real) post-season, but, yeah.

      • Trisha

        I remember the fenway team playing the Indians in the postseason many moons ago and I think they probably set the record for runs in playoff baseball!

    • Patrick

      Pitching duels are fun but I sure would like some more insurance runs for the Yankees. Rather than 1-0 wins how about 5-0 or 7-2 ?

      • Trisha

        Okay, I’ll go 3-0.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I agree. Although the odd laugher–in their favor of course–is a lot easier on the nerves.

  • MG

    Robertson needs to get a save today, this would be a killer game to see tied or lost in the 9th inning

    • Dalek Jeter

      Part of me (the fantasy owner and the pragmatic side) want to see Robertson get the save.

      The fan part of me would love to see a CGSO by Shane Greene.

      • MG

        I would also but with the middle of the order coming up you know Girardi will look at page 1348, paragraph 2 of the binder and see it says to bring in Robertson…

  • GregD

    we never want to do it the easy way

  • AMANDA

    leave the greene man in

    • GregD

      I’m with you

  • yankeefan91

    leave him in there if a runner gets on then take him out.

  • mustang

    that’s right bring Greene back sometimes they have to roll the dice. Like when they have no starter tomorrow

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Team DRob in the ninth.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Team CGSO!

  • Pkyankfan69

    wow

  • dkidd

    miggy looms

  • mustang

    BIG BALLS JOE!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    I don’t like this against the heart of the order. Miggy will PH after Vmart.

  • AMANDA

    Greene just looks dead serious

  • Havok9120

    Oh God. No.

    I mean….why? Why do this?

  • Trisha

    WHOA! Go Shane Greene! Fingers crossed.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Team Greene!

  • MG

    Joe Girardi with chutzpah!!!!!!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Greene starts the ninth? Oh boy.

  • nycsportzfan

    Whoa letting greene stay in here is kinda odd. I know hes been great but jeez.

  • Chip

    Yeah, I’m not sure that I would have done that

  • mustang

    Taken him out

  • Havok9120

    Sigh. Predictable things wot are predictable.

  • JimmyToucan

    fucking girardi

  • AMANDA

    relax

    • mustang

      THIS!!!

  • Captain Clutch

    Wow! I am shocked that Girardi had Greene start the inning. Really stupid move.

  • Chris Capueddardo

    1st pitch, tying run on base and here come Joe. Idiotic. Robertson starts with a hole.

    • MartinRanger

      In fairness, Robertson is money with men already on base.

  • Yankenstein

    Well that almost worked.

  • I Heart Dellin

    Joey Binders being Joey Binders.

    • JimmyToucan

      that move of his has nothing to do with statistics.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    See now why wait until there’s a baserunner in the last inning of a one run game? Just should have had DRob start the inning.

  • TheStraw

    Why? Either let him try to get out of it or bring in DRob to start the inning. Now we give up a baserunner.

  • AMANDA

    .shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • mustang

      THIS!!!!!
      They are still winning.

      • Chip

        You can’t stop us!

        • mustang

          But the win DOES!!!

  • Chip

    Yeah, just don’t understand trying to get the CG there, this isn’t the time in the season you try that crap

  • Captain Clutch

    If you had Mo in the bullpen I would be ok with the move because he is automatic when he comes in. But since Robertson is the closer I didn’t like it. Now you are asking him to be perfect here.

    • Chip

      I would argue that Robertson is doing a pretty great Mo impression so far this season

  • I Heart Dellin

    Oh and guess what. Kelly batting 4th this inning. I don’t think so. Kinsler/VMart/JDMart, I don’t think you pinch-hit any of them. Kelly, you sure as heck do.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    The number of people saying to let Greene start the 9th before the inning shows it’s not as no-brainer of a decision as everyone is making it seem all of a sudden.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Am I really the only person who is okay with Greene starting the 9th? I mean, Joe pulled him right after the baserunner.

    • nsalem

      I was good with it.

    • GregD

      I’m with you

    • JimmyToucan

      if you’re going to pull him over one baserunner why run him out there in the first place?

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        To see if he can close out an inning in a low amount of pitches. After putting on a baserunner, it’s likely he’s rubbing up against his physical limit so you go for the best pitcher you have in the pen.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      I agree. I would’ve been fine with pulling the kid to start the ninth but I don’t think this is an egregious decision without the benefit of hindsight.

    • Trisha

      I would have done what Girardi did. I think Greene had earned the right to start the 9th.

    • dkidd

      d rob is rested
      made zero sense to me

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Jimmy T is right. Besides. DRob is rested. No need to play with fire.

    • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

      Joe called me between innings and I told him to send Greene back out there.

  • GregD

    all right David……get er done……

  • MartinRanger

    Why the hell would you leave him in there? Robertson’s rested.

  • Captain Clutch

    it seems like every single time that the manager lets the starting pitcher start the 9th inning it fails. Really weird move by Girardi.

  • mustang

    Totally agree with Paul

  • Yankenstein

    DP here we come

  • MG

    I can’t fault Girardi for letting Greene start the 9th, he was really good in the 8th. Kinsler hit a fastball down, it wasn’t a cookie…

  • Captain Clutch

    Come on Robertson, throw strikes!!!

  • MartinRanger

    That said, the amount of pissed I’ll be if Robertson blows the lead after offense stunk it up is…a lot.

  • nsalem

    3-1 on V Mart uh oh

  • Captain Clutch

    Great now he can’t find the plate. This is exactly why you have him start the 9th inning.

  • blake

    Put Betances in

  • TheStraw

    Crap.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Oh boy… This could get ugly

  • MartinRanger

    Wow. Here we go. Thanks offense.

  • Cill Bosby

    What in the hell is he doing out there

  • Chris Capueddardo

    2 on no out. Miggy up. Girardi is an IDIOT.

  • Cuso

    Oh brother

  • AMANDA

    oh no

  • Captain Clutch

    Robertson just doesn’t have it today. I would warm someone up but of course Girardi won’t do it.

    • JimmyToucan

      click your heels and they’re all warmed up?

  • The Billy MartinVanBuren Boys

    This is less than ideal

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    Bring in CC for the triple play!
    —–
    /screwtheDL

  • AMANDA

    joba looks like chumly

  • Trisha

    Look, I’m praying that DRob gets out of this. But I think there would be MMQB’ing no matter what, if the Yanks didn’t pull this out. If DRob came in from the start of the inning and gave it up, some people would think Greene should have finished it out.

    • MartinRanger

      As bad as Robertson looks right now he might well have done it himself.

      • Trisha

        DRob has been Houdini before. I’m keeping the faith.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Still, I’d rather see a rested DRob facing Kinsler than a rookie at 100 pitches.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Oh, ye of little faith. We’re just building suspense.

  • AMANDA

    double play baby

  • Yankenstein

    Trips to win

  • Cuso

    Need D-Rob to channel some 2012 Houdini

  • Captain Clutch

    That was a strike. Make him hit the ball to LF.

  • Pkyankfan69

    OMG!!!!!!

  • yankeefan91

    yessssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Chris Capueddardo

    DOUBLE PLAY BALL! 1 OUT AWAY!

  • Yankenstein

    BOOM!!

  • blake

    Boy was that huge

  • Captain Clutch

    1 more out!!!!!

  • MartinRanger

    Holy hell yes.

  • TheStraw

    Huge play by Ryan…

  • Chip

    Saved by the shift

  • andrewyf

    I don’t understand why they didn’t pinch-hit for Don Kelly instead.

  • ACX

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I Heart Dellin

    This is a classic trap moment. Huuuuuuge DP on their best hitter. But still a man on 3rd and one out to get….

  • Cuso

    Holy shit, please close this out

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Miggy’s 1-10 in the series. Shut down totally.

  • Captain Clutch

    Kelly is always Babe Ruth against the Yanks. Be careful here with the fastball.

  • Trisha

    Houdin Rob!

  • nsalem

    B-Ref had Cabrera at 2-4 as a PH unless I’m reading it wrong. If Forensic Is around im sure he’ll verify it.

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting
      • nsalem

        Yes I was looking at the PA. YES had it at 4 for 8. I happened to be checking right at the same time but I went to Orlando instead of Miguel. Guess now he’s at 4 for 11. Great game though. Love the additions of Prado, Headley and Drew. I think Cashman did as well as he could while still holding onto the prospects. I still think we’re going to see a big move this month.

  • Cuso

    Eat all the dicks, Kay

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    Kay channeling Marv Albert.
    —–
    Save (Cervelli) and a beauty.

  • TWTR

    This is why thinning that he couldn’t close was absurd He is just doing what he has always done.

  • blake

    Wow Cervelli!! What a block

  • MartinRanger

    Cervelli has saved the game twice now

  • Gregory Eckes

    Nice block

  • Gregory Eckes

    BINGO!

  • Captain Clutch

    Yes!!! Nice win!!!

  • mustang

    NICE !!!

    IN JOE I TRUST !!!!!!

  • Trisha

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blake

    What a win! What a series! Unreal

  • vicki

    david robertson.

    that is all.

    • GregD

      he got it done!

    • Cuso

      Shawn Wayans “But waith! Theresth mowre!”

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      ‘Twas merely building drama.

      • vicki

        thrillseeker. he just can’t get it up without a little danger. i’d love to get a peek at his hippocampus.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          Gentleman on the streets, freak on the field.

  • Yankenstein

    BOOM for the win !!

  • Chris Capueddardo

    BALLGAME OVER! YANKEES WIN! SERIES W!!!!!!!!

  • nsalem

    Wow

  • Havok9120

    Yesssssss

    Huge series.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Phew… Off the bat I thought Kelly’s ball was a blooper into shallow center

    Great series win!

  • TheStraw

    Big Win. Three of Four and could’ve been a sweep. This team is not out of it, yet.

    • Trisha

      This team is never out of it. You and I know that Straw! :)

  • Chip

    Man, these games are taking years off my life

  • GregD

    nice!!!!!!!

  • AMANDA

    yeaaaaa get out of town asap

  • nycsportzfan

    DROB gets er done! Yanks take 3outta4 against the mighty Tigers! Yeah baby!

  • Trisha

    Man you talk about ice water in the veins! Never wanted anyone but DRob to replace Mo!!!

  • TWTR

    BEST. SERIES. OF. THE. SEASON.

  • MG

    Wow, what a great game, this team is grinding out wins with a pitching staff that refuses to give in…

  • ACX

    awesome!!!!!!

  • Dan A.

    Great series. It should have been a sweep though.

  • TWTR

    Shane shows it’s easy being Greene.

  • Terry Noack

    Great series win today. Offense really puts pressure on the pitching, but Shane Greene was outstanding today and he looks legit!!!

  • blake

    I’ll admit I barely knew who shame green was a month ago

    • dkidd

      shane on you!

    • MTU

      All I can say is WoW !

  • AMANDA

    Greene hulk

  • dkidd

    yankees pythag is still worse than the padres
    what a season

    • TWTR

      It’s a different team now.

      • dkidd

        night and day

  • GregD

    If there is one really good thing about all the injuries, we are developing some pitching!

  • I Heart Dellin

    …and breathe out. What a moment for my boss to pop by to ask a question….

  • Andy Phillips Reborn

    Oh yes loved this series – even the loss just because it was such great baseball.

  • mustang

    Stephen Drew with the drive of the game someone needs to check on Mike
    lol

  • Bubba

    For the pinkie!

  • MTU

    High point of the season so far.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    What a game this was.

  • AMANDA

    Yankee fans will sleep well tonight :)

  • Trisha

    Kudos also to Blake who begged for Drew nonstop from the beginning of the season, while I and some others say “unequivocally not!” Blake has been really on the money with his baseball picks, many of whom have ended up in pinstripes. I’m trusting he’s also hitting it right believing that Betances should remain in the pen.

  • mustang

    At least 2 out 3 from the Indians for 5-2 home stand and finally being over .500 at home!

  • mustang

    BTW Really great game thread like old times. If this keeps going well worth all the changes.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      For all the annoyances of Disqus, there certainly are some advantages. Game thread seemed lively for a Thursday day game though I only got here at the tail end.

      • Havok9120

        662 comments on a Thursday afternoon?

        Yeah, I’ll call that lively. And it was a good mix of people. Me likey.

        • MG

          Some of us LoHud converts just like to talk baseball and had given up even reading the game threads, it’s fun when it’s like today

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          A good mix of old and new from what I can tell. Also, the Yankees must credit Disqus for this series win of course so we must keep it going.

      • mustang

        You know its good when i’m not even looking at game because i’m on the thread. I had to stop myself a few times like said just like the old days.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          Yeah, I’m giddy for the Yankees and RAB at the same time right now.

    • MG

      It was a pleasure to read and post in today’s game thread…

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Stephen Drew is an upgrade over Roberts, I am certain of this now

    • Septhinox

      Astro Turf is an upgrade over Roberts.

    • blake

      It was always a certainty

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    Straight flush beats 4 aces. I guess if we swept them, would’ve been a more fitting statement.

    • ACX

      one bad at bat from a 4 game sweep against four aces.

  • blake

    I feel pretty confident that had they had this lineup
    All season they’d be in first place right now……think how many games they gave away early with their terrible defense and inability to score.

    • MG

      I hope the Yankees’ front office learned a lesson this season-you can’t go into a season wihen your best hopes for half of the infield are guys past their primes and suspect prospects…

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        To be fair, it’s not like they really had a choice. Headley would’ve cost more pre-season and Drew would’ve cost us a draft pick.

        • vicki

          eric chavez would’ve been sweet.

          • Deathstroke Heathcott

            I agree. Could’ve backed up first too at some point.

            • ACX

              Hanging homes of Eric Chavez who is hurt more than Tex? I like Chavez but no.

    • dickylarue

      Going into this season with Roberts & Kelly Johnson was a fireable offence. It was the ultimate slap in the face to the fanbase and to the overall lineup. I just hate the way they construct the team and wait until the last 3rd to really try to field the proper kind of lineup. If they had Headley, Drew and Prado from the start, they’d be 5.5 up right now even with all the pitching injuries.

      • blake

        Well they couldn’t have gotten Headley and Prado before the season probably but they could have had Drew all year …..I think someone was pretty adamant they that they should get him

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          Losing the draft pick to the Sox would’ve hurt though. I’m glad Drew is on our team now but I’m okay with how it played out.

        • dickylarue

          I think because the Yankees had signed so many guys it would’ve been a 2nd round or later pick for Drew. Luckily they got Lindgren with that pick I believe, but they could’ve signed Drew after the compensation period ended and didn’t.

          But yeah, Headley and Prado, off season, would’ve cost a ton.

          I think the larger point was acting as if Roberts & Johnson were starters on a contending team was just wishful thinking. Roberts shouldn’t play pro ball anymore. It was obvious to almost everyone. His skill set was totally gone.

          • blake

            Agreed!

          • Bolek

            His skill set was totally gone.

            What does “set” add?

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Stadium collectively held its breath on that first pitch strike to Miggy. Probably the most important pitch of the game.

    • vicki

      well done, you. crowd sounded legit.

      • W.B. Mason Williams

        Tough job, I’ll be on call tomorrow too. The cross I bear

    • blake

      Yup great pitch call…..he was sitting fast and that got him behind and got him thinking

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      I was holding my breath for the whole damn at-bat… Miggy’s a scary out.

  • ACX

    I LOOOOVE that Stephen Drew accounted for the RBI of the game. Think he has a couple game winners in this series no?

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    I hate to be cynical, but given the outstanding performance in this series, does it mean the Yankees will get swept by the Indians?

  • ACX

    Tied our high water mark and it finally has the feel of a team ready to win more games than they lose. Been a long time since I looked forward to watching each game.

    • Keyser Soze

      Finally a winning record at home.

  • Jimmy

    11 runs in 4 games and we won three of them.

    • ACX

      Though its not like before. This time we faced Scherzer, Price, Verlander and Porcello. Hard to score. Can’t fault the offense. Its losing to Colby Lewis and bums like that when the offense looks ridiculous.