Game 40: Natitude

Update: Tanaka to make first AAA rehab start Thursday
Update: Yankees place Jacoby Ellsbury on 15-day DL with knee sprain, call up Slade Heathcott
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Coming into the season the Nationals had the best roster in baseball, at least on paper. Then they got off to a slow start (7-13), people called them overrated, and they’ve gone 15-4 since. Turns out they were pretty good the whole time. And, you know, it helps that Bryce Harper has turned into the best hitter on the planet. He’s hit nine homers in his last eleven games and will probably hit another one tonight. That’s just the way it is.

The Yankees have kinda done the opposite of the Nats. No one expected much coming into the season, they got off to a great start (21-12), but have since dropped five of their last six games. The good news is they are still in first place, and while it’s still crazy early, I’d much rather see the Yankees sitting near the top of the AL East right now than wondering how they’ll jump over three or four teams. A win or two against the Nats this week sure would be a nice confidence booster. Here is Washington’s lineup and here is New York’s lineup:

  1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. LF Brett Gardner
  3. RF Chris Young
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. 3B Chase Headley
  7. 2B Jose Pirela
  8. SS Stephen Drew
  9. RHP Nathan Eovaldi

It’s a little cloudy in Washington but otherwise the weather is fine. First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and you can watch live on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy the game.

Injury Updates: Chase Whitley had his Tommy John surgery as scheduled earlier today. Joe Girardi told reporters his UCL was pretty shredded. “There were only a few fibers left, so he had a few more pitches left,” said the skipper … in case you missed it earlier, Masahiro Tanaka (wrist, forearm) will make his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton on Thursday.

Update: Tanaka to make first AAA rehab start Thursday
Update: Yankees place Jacoby Ellsbury on 15-day DL with knee sprain, call up Slade Heathcott
  • Dalek Jeter

    Final score: 5-3, McCann and Gardner both take Gio deep, Eo goes 7 strong but gives up 2 dingers to Bryce.

    • vicki

      two solo shots. the third run is unearned, on a series of CHASE HEADLEY ERRORS.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Please god no, I’m so tired of LawngTimeFan’s complaints about his defense.

  • vicki
  • Pete22

    Give Harper the Barry Bonds treatment, just walk him. Thank god for dumb NL managers batting him 4th. Double switches have went to their brains, or maybe they have elbows in their head

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’d much rather he be hitting 3rd or 6th honestly. The more times he’s up with 2 on and no one out the better. By hitting him 4th, at least the first time through the order he’s guaranteed to be hitting with a runner on or leading off an inning.

  • LongtimeFan

    This whole lineup eats Eovaldi for breakfast. But the offense has to wake up eventually, a win is probable

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go captain EO. Make mj proud.

  • JimK

    Tonight’s pitching prediction, EO, 6IP, 2 earned runs.

    • CashmanNinja

      Even if he could go 6 innings and keep them under 5 runs I’d consider it a win with the lineup he’ll be facing.

  • CashmanNinja

    Harper is finally living up to those heavy expectations. The guy is flat out raking and there are few other players in the game that I’d rather have on the Yankees than Harper. The entire Nats’ roster is pretty damn impressive, as is their rotation, oh…and farm system. They’re just a very solid team and could be very good for many years. With that being said…we WILL win tonight because Flaherty is in the booth and I designate him tonight’s slumpbuster!

  • MP

    Feel like this is not a superb matchup for EO. FIngers crossed.

    • CashmanNinja

      Not at all, but I’m also thinking the offense wakes up against Gio. I dunno…it just seems like he’s been hit or miss this season.

    • Pete22

      No DH (faces P) and no Werth. Pretty weak lineup excluding Harper

  • NYCORNERSTONE

    Headley goes deep , all the kids acting like there was substitute teacher here today shut up

  • otfdt

    This game isn’t a “must win”. As I’ve often said, a baseball season is a marathon. Not a sprint.

    Still, I think back to 1998. I know, most of you young tikes weren’t even alive yet lol. But I was, and that was the year I decided to become a Yankee fan again after a horrendous eight-month experiment following the Marlins. 1998. We started the season 1-4. Seems meaningless now. But how many games WOULD we have won in 98 if we had considered those early ones “must win”? Rhetorical question? That one too?

    • vicki

      i really have missed you so much. there’s been a hole in my life these last several years. thank you for filling my hole.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m assuming you two have a history, so I ask who is otfdt?

        • vicki

          an artist, and the greatest yankee fan of all time.

          • otfdt

            I dare say even greater than that.

            Another rest-day for Jeter? wtf

      • otfdt

        Always standing up for you, vicki.

  • MP

    Wish we were gonna get to see CC hit this series.

  • CashmanNinja

    I wish Ellsbury would have just stuck his elbow out. Wtf…take one for the team…especially when you’ve got an elbow pad.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Tonight’s broadcast is brought to you from the top of the Washington Monument.

    • MP

      Yeah, what the heck…

      • Y’s Guy

        John and Suzyn can’t stop talking about it. apparently the broadcast position is on top of the upper deck.

        • dave_8

          It should help with John’s calls.

    • vicki

      “oh, that’s the washington monument? i thought it was dellin betances in a grey suit.”

    • Dalek Jeter

      There’s a penis joke somewhere here. I’m sure of it.

      • CashmanNinja

        There’s a penis joke in everything if you look hard enough. ;)

        • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

          “hard enough”

          TWSS

    • dave_8

      Brings back memories of scalping a ticket and sitting in the upper deck at the old stadium — behind home plate. Best seat in the house.

  • calripyankee

    Maybe we’re catching the Nats at the right time.. They have to come off this high, at some point, right?? The Yanks did..

    • Pete22

      They might have some jet lag coming off a WC trip and flying back on the offday

  • MP

    RIP staches.

    • Dalek Jeter

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

      • CashmanNinja

        Fire Cashman :'(

  • HoopDreams

    I really hope, that they skip Capuanos start for Eovaldi this Sunday

  • MP

    Camera on GBs = really annoying.

  • Dalek Jeter

    One thing I remember from last season (or maybe the season before), The Nats have one of the best radio booths I’ve heard in some time. If you’re listening on the AB app, give ’em a go.

  • SteveNj

    Wtf is up with the camera angle feels like I got vertigo

    • Y’s Guy

      The booths are on the roof.

      • SteveNj

        #smart lol

  • Pete22

    Anyone believe Gio’s Dad was only getting supplements from the same clinic as Arod and not stuff for Gio? How gullible do they think we are? MLB protecting the Nats was at play here

    • CashmanNinja

      Yeah, it was definitely way too much of a coincidence that he went where other MLB players went. His dad could have gone to GNC and picked up some stuff like a normal guy.

  • Andy

    Anyone have that weird aerial camera view on that grounder?

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Yeah, that’s really annoying.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Gardner shaved his stache…there is no God. WHY!!!!!

  • CashmanNinja

    Well that sucks. He couldn’t at least have given the designated HR to Harper and help out some of my fantasy teams?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Damn you AB app. Who went Yard?

      • CashmanNinja

        Desmond

        • Dalek Jeter

          Yup, there it is.

    • ropeadope1

      Happy now?

  • SteveNj

    Man this camera shit is terrible on that dinger

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    That’s the homer that’s going to lead to months of “Desmond’s swing is perfect for Yankee Stadium they have to sign him” talk.

    • CashmanNinja

      Nooooo. He’s beyond overrated. I’d rather stick it out with Didi since Desmond will get a ton of $$. No thank you.

    • ScottinSJ

      You’re wrong. We’re set at middle infield for years to come.

    • Beauee

      Yay! Another over 30 player in his decline years.

    • ropeadope1

      Worse than Nunez in the field.

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      Only if pitchers promise to throw him center cut meatballs like captain Eo did every ab.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Game over. Good night folks. Brought to you by us game thread folks here at RAB, you may not pay a lot, but you’ll get a lot…of bitching.

  • Andy

    It’s looking like we are going to get that camera angle for every batted ball in play

  • Veteran presents

    Mr Harper………Mr Yankee 2019!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Desmond’s swing is perfect for Yankee Stadium they have to sign him!!!- Mike Axisa 19:18 19/5/2015

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    A quick fantasy question, Trout for Harper…who denies trade first?

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      Nats. Because of the contract? I don’t know.

    • CashmanNinja

      That’s a tough question because Trout usually adds a fair number of steals…although he hasn’t been stealing as much as he did in the past. Harper is on an absolute tear right now though. I think it may be one of those things where Harper could be having a breakout year and may be the more valuable fantasy player — especially since he’s walking so much this year.

  • CashmanNinja

    Ok…now *that* swing is perfect for Yankee Stadium. Just sayin’, Axisa.

  • SteveNj

    Beast

  • vicki

    hoo boy.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    lol at hitting that pitch out

    • CashmanNinja

      Light tower power

  • Beauee

    It’s gonna be a long night.

  • ScottinSJ

    This is not going to end well. Oh well, maybe they’ll beat TEX on Friday.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Harper > Thor

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    Future Yankee indeed.

  • YankeesJunkie

    That was a homer!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Game Day had that pitch at about shin level.

    • CashmanNinja

      Yeah…he golfed it out. And still managed to hit it as a laser shot line drive.

    • Y’s Guy

      Sterling just said it was about an inch off the plate.

  • The Other Matt

    Bryce Harper is ….. I don’t know. But he is damn good.

    • Centaur Hips

      is… OVERRATED!

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      a future Yankee!

      • Austinmac

        Hal thinks the team doesn’t need the highest payroll. Harper’s contract will make Stanton’s look like a pittance. We’ll see if the Yankees want to go there. I have my doubts.

        • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

          Agreed. But to be fair, they seem to be fine in increasing the payroll for a player they like (Tanaka) and they are not hesitant to give out large contracts given payroll space (Jacoby). By 2018, we’ve got a lot of contracts expiring. Maybe we won’t see much long term contracts given by the Yanks before 2018?

          • Austinmac

            We can hope, and I will. He is star power. He is someone to excite the fan base.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    That’s gone, no question there.

  • HoopDreams

    What a glorious start

    • ScottinSJ

      Shhh, there are people here who still think the Yanks are good.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Okay, so when are Trout and Harper getting called up to the next league? There has to be another league for them, right?

    • Pete22

      The question is when is Judge coming, he will make them look like chumps

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      Harper by 2018 when he get’s called up by the Yanks to play in the AL.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yeah, Rivera is the CL. They are playing Andromeda tonight.

  • Todd

    Good Lord :(

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    That was a nearly in the dirt, wow…the plate coverage on that one was sick.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Feels like the ball is carrying to RF tonight.

  • dave_8

    The ball seems to be carrying well tonight.

  • Centaur Hips

    Bryce Harper doesn’t get his HRs reviewed. He decides where they land and how the umps should react.

  • Todd

    Loving the camera angle from the damn drone…..

    • YankeesJunkie

      Drone would get a closer look.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    We got this! Final score 5-3 Yankees…I predict McCann and Teix each hit two run shots and A-Rod has a PH sac fly, Harper runs into one more before the night is over.

  • Veteran presents

    Harper is going to get 15 years/$400 million

    • YankeesJunkie

      13/420

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Maybe more like 15/450

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      If it is the Yanks that would give him that, I wonder how people would react.

    • DeutschlandNY

      The First Gazillion contract!

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Sure. Where does he sign?

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    What are the chances we see The ARod GIF for this series?

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Guess it was too much to hope that evoldi might get these guys out. 2 runs already looks out of reach. Bleep.

  • Todd

    We are pounding grounders….they are hitting big flies….

    • vicki

      gio has a crazy high groundball rate this season.

  • Pete22

    8 mph wind blowing in from LF. Maybe the Nats dessicated the balls so they go further. I want an investigation

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    Ball isn’t traveling as far on the ground as it does to center. Hmmmmm.

    • CashmanNinja

      You need to make your handle past tense :(

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        I know. It was time, but I’m bummed. One more game as a victory lap.

        • vicki

          brett gardner’s once and future stache.

          • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

            Right. The stache needs a reboot and quick.

          • otfdt

            Daisy had sensitive inner thigh skin?

          • otfdt

            Daisy had sensitive inner thigh skin?

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        WHAT

  • Dellin Betansaze

    Another beautiful inning by our Yankees

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yeah, that really sucked.

  • dave_8

    Can we pinch hit A-Rod for Drew next inning?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yeah, then just let Didi play right behind second base to cover both positions and A-Rod can take LCF bleachers row E.

      • dave_8

        We need his bat. He’ll hit one or two out in these conditions.

  • Tony Wilson

    As the rotation stands right now, CC is the 2nd best starter behind Pineda. Just because you can throw 98, 99 doesn’t mean you’re good. I’d take CC any day over Eovaldi.

    • Veteran presents

      No, Eovaldi is a shitload cheaper and much younger.

    • Pete22

      2nd best SP’er with an 86 ERA+. Sad.

      • Tony Wilson

        I’m not in the Eovaldi fan club, nothing wrong with that. Look at the stats for both pitchers, CC is either tied with Pineda in quality starts or is 2nd to him and gives more length than Eovaldi. Sad

        • vicki

          tony, you’re going to lose people with this quality start talk.

          • Tony Wilson

            Oh well, it’s good when people can have a difference of opinions and discuss them rationally. I’m not sold on Eovaldi and think people beat up on CC and with better support he would have a better record.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      CC’s ERA is half a run higher than Eovaldi’s. Good job overreacting to one inning and Sabathia’s first good start in like two years though.

      • Tony Wilson

        Good job assuming you know what I meant, an overreaction would be me basing my viewpoint on that one inning. I’ve had doubts about him ever since they traded for him. And the ERA difference is exaggerated by Sabathia’ s bad game against the Mets. Let’s not assume.

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Wow, so if you take away his worst start, his numbers look better?

          • Tony Wilson

            Include that bad game and still look at the stats, more quality starts, gives more length in games and I think has more Ks. I hope Eovaldi turns out to be a good pitcher for the Yankees but his inconsistency and inability to give the bullpen a break is maddening especially with his ” big arm”.

  • Veteran presents

    Hooray for groundball outs!

  • ScottinSJ

    This team is officially very tough to watch again.

    • Pete22

      As is every team for at least 62 games a year

      • ScottinSJ

        Brilliant — says the only fan of Stephen Drew short of his family.

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        It’s nice if you don’t get all those games all right in a row though.

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    The offense is very efficient tonight. So there’s that.

  • Jim Piasecki

    But were in first place

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yes, they are.

      • Centaur Hips

        No I think he’s referring to a butt, but I’m not sure.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          All butts are in first place in my eyes. But not all first place butts are created equal.

  • Beauee

    Man, this is such a bipolar team. For a few weeks we look unbeatable, and now we look like complete and utter ass.

  • Dalek Jeter

    http://gdx.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/mlb/457787@2x.jpg

    I really don’t know if I want to say “what the hell is on Espinosa’s face” or “this is the sort of mustaches the Yankees SHOULD have grown.”

    • Centaur Hips

      That’s actually a bird.

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      His best Sal Fasano impression.

    • CashmanNinja

      It looks like his nose is leaking tar.

    • Barzini

      Wow he looks exactly like Daniel Day Lewis in There Will be Blood

      • Dalek Jeter

        Oh my god. You’re right.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      What makes a person want to grow such a monstrosity? Is the secret the amount of money they make? If so, I’d rather be poor all my life.

    • Veteran presents

      So that’s what a Dirty Sanchez looks like!

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      I thought someone used Paint to put a stache on him, but woah!

  • Centaur Hips

    If you count this as a game, Harper has 10 HRs in his last 12 games.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Yay, Drew does good!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well if Coolidge says Baseball is the national game got to believe he is as Cool as the other side of the ridge.

  • dave_8

    It aint the wind Kay. It’s the lack of it.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Bryce Harper’s streak is as good as…? A-Rod April 2007.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Better by the numbers so far. But A-Rod had a bunch of walk-off hits which is what made it extra crazy

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      April 2007 A-Rod was awesome. I wonder when we will see another Yankee player have a streak like that

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Numbers?

        • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

          23 Games, .355/.415/.882, 7 doubles 14 homeruns, 34 RBIs

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            That’s it? Centaur must have slacked off that month.

            • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

              Plus a couple of walk off homeruns. Slacker.

  • Centaur Hips

    I would say Eovaldi’s pitching poorly but do HRs to Harper count?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Treat them like a single up the middle or a hustle double.

    • Beauee

      Honestly, that was not a terrible pitch. His HRs just shouldn’t even count towards a pitcher’s ERA at this point.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      As porn videos? Yes. Yes they do.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    Need more of that slider, please. Less of the ones that sit middle of the plate. Flashing some potential that inning

    • Dalek Jeter

      The slider Harper hit out was a good pitch by all accounts, shin high on the inner third…If that’s where his slider is going to be agains lefties it can be useful. The problem is Harper can hit anything out.

      • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

        Wasn’t referencing the one to Harper. He’s been hanging his slider all season. It’s been very inconsistent

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Harper can hit those low balls far everytime.

    • CashmanNinja

      To be fair…the Harper HR was a very low pitch that somehow made its way into the upper atmosphere.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    The evolution of Eovaldi…more of those please.

  • HoopDreams

    Another hit for Ref tonight

    • ScottinSJ

      Sorry, no room at the big league inn.

  • Dalek Jeter

    But Eo’s awful and the game’s over? Right Scott? Jim? You guys where so sure…

    • HoopDreams

      You could probably make a case for the offense

    • ScottinSJ

      When did I say Eo was awful? He’s okay, but the offense isn’t.

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    Good 2nd inning. So is Eo now our 2nd best pitcher behind Pineda?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, I think that’s accurate.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Carsten would like a word.

    • YankeesJunkie

      He is the second best pitcher until he CC puts more than one good start together, more like a month’s work at least.

    • Ewing33

      I still have Tanaka one, Pineda 2 and Evo 3. Maybe I’m crazy …

      • YankeesJunkie

        Tanaka is better but he ain’t here so not counting until he gets back, but he still number 1 if you included him.

        • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

          Yep, this.

      • Barzini

        SP Power Rankings(as of today):

        1.Pineda
        2.Tanaka
        3.Eovaldi
        4.Sabathia
        5.Nova
        6.Capuano
        7.Warren
        8.Mitchell

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Oh how far Ace Whitley has fallen…

  • Ewing33

    When did Gio become a strike throwing machine? For just this start only?

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    What an emphatic strike call!

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Just stand and strike out

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    100% GB rate?

  • CashmanNinja

    And that is why Ian Desmond should not be a Yankee. He’s already got 11 errors on the year and nearly had his 12th. And he’s had 4 seasons of 20+ errors (including 30+ in 2010). He’s just not a good SS at all. Didi may not hit quite as well, but more than makes up for it when you look at how much $$ he makes compared to the $100+ M that Desmond will get.

    • Centaur Hips

      I mean if his biggest flaw is making errors (keep in mind we dealt with Jeter’s range) he’s a pretty dang good SS.

      • CashmanNinja

        If Jeter weren’t named Jeter and was some FA they signed…he’d have heard the boo birds an awful lot if he averaged over 20 errors a season.

        • Centaur Hips

          Doesn’t matter. The defensive metrics (which could be off) have liked Desmond the last few years as an above average SS. He might also be making errors on balls others wouldn’t get too. He can hit too and the important thing is he’s a pretty good overall player. It’s just a matter of what he’ll get and how he will age.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Yeah I want no part of Desmond. Let the Mets make that mistake

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Oh god don’t walk Eovaldi please

  • YankeesJunkie

    Eovaldi had the best AB this turn.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Haha, truth

  • HoopDreams

    Eovaldi put together a better AB than Nancy has all season

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      4 HR’s in early April tho

      • Beauee

        Which has given him a month of play each. 1.5 down. 2.5 to go.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Eovaldi’s had the best at-bat on the team.

    • Beauee

      Sadly, this is true.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    stop fucking running Eovaldi, you are going to give me a heart attack

  • Pete22

    Trying to break the 2 hr mark for this game

  • Todd

    Are they really advertising the 2018 All Star game on the wall behind home plate….really??

  • Veteran presents

    Gio on his way to a 72 pitch perfect game. We may be watching history here folks.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Never would’ve happened if George were alive, they need Jeter’s leadership, etc, etc…

  • ScottinSJ

    O/U on Yankees hits is 4.

  • otfdt

    Slow start, but I am VERY confident two of the Yankee R-H-E columns will not be zeros at the end of this.

  • Todd

    This game will be over by 9:00 at this rate….

    • Veteran presents

      Good, I’m going to SOJA tonight at Brooklyn Bowl.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      West Coast? Not exactly making a bold prediction there.

  • goose

    This offense has turned into a joke very fast.

  • SweetSpot

    Hmmmm. I sense a real sense of despair in this thread.

    “Yankees, what we had was perfect, what we had was true, I loved you completly. But what we had is now over, its all in the past, I guess I have to admit that good things never last. Goodbye first place my true friend.”

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      I can sense your sense of a sense of despair…

      • SweetSpot

        Yes. Oh yes.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Eovaldi has some nice movement on his fastball today, which I guess is a 2-seamer. Don’t think I’ve seen it move like that ever.

  • LongtimeFan

    Trade didi and sign Desmond in the offseason

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      >.<

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      There it is.

      • SweetSpot

        . . . whoomp . . .

    • Dalek Jeter

      I. I have no words. The dude who has spent (at least) the last 3 days bemoaning how awful Headley is defensively by pointing at his errors wants to sign Desmond.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        It’s not even about trolling at this point, I honestly believe he just doesn’t know any better.

        • vicki

          this isn’t trolling. he’s a True Believer, for sure.

      • LongtimeFan

        Here’s the thing. Desmond can hit

      • SweetSpot

        Shhhh! Logic? We don’t want no stinkin’ logic!

      • Too Many Idiots

        When trolls become parodies of themselves.

        • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

          Almost by definition.

      • Dalek Jeter

        huh ‘by pointing at his errors’ is supposed to be italicized too…

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          hey

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            hey

          • Dalek Jeter

            Isn’t italics “left arrow” “I” “right arrow” (fill in text) “left arrow” “I” “backslash” “right arrow?”

            • Sir Didi Nakamura

              • Sir Didi Nakamura

                No spaces

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        Careful kid. He’ll pwn your ass again. I’ve seen him do it. It’s brutal.

    • Centaur Hips

      I’m sorry to break this to you but he doesn’t come with Solarte.

    • CashmanNinja

      Random fact: Ian Desmond’s OPS+ is 74. Stephen Drews’ is 70. Drew plays better overall defense and makes $5M whereas Desmond will make like at least 3-4 times that yearly.

      • SweetSpot

        Oh that!

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        What’s an OPS? Sounds stupid and irrelevant

      • dave_8

        What’s Didi’s OPS+?

  • Barzini

    Split

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    EO is a competitor. He’s got hootspah… or something

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      He’s got zazz

    • Barzini

      Elan

    • SweetSpot

      TWT . . . well maybe not that.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Tyler Austin with a grand slam to knot things up at SWB.

  • LongtimeFan

    Dalek, I critize Headley errors because he’s supposabley this force at 3rd. He hasn’t been that, Desmond commits errors yes but he makes it up with his bat. 20 honerin high avg guy

    • CashmanNinja

      He has as many RBI as Stephen Drew…and LESS home runs. He’s unstoppable…

      • LongtimeFan

        That’s not gonna last, Desmond is a perfect fit for this Yankees team

        • Centaur Hips

          lol. Ok so why are Headley’s errors going to last? Much higher than last year.

          • LongtimeFan

            Because he already has 8. He’s on pace for at least 20. And he can’t hit like Desmond does

            • Centaur Hips

              How did that answer the question of why they are going to last. I didn’t ask what he’s on pace for and Mike and I showed below that their hitting is similar.

            • CashmanNinja

              And Desmond already has 11 and routinely has 20+ error seasons so it’s not as if it’s an outlier like Headley’s most likely is. Desmond is ROUTINELY bad at shortstop and now he’s not even hitting, but yeah…let’s pay him TWICE what Headley makes :)

          • Dalek Jeter

            Dont you get it? When other team’s players are doing bad it’s just a slump that they’ll break out of When it’s the Yankees, its’ who they are and everything’s done and over.

            • Centaur Hips

              I don’t understand stuff like that at all. Something is a certain way… unless they don’t want it to be. It’s like people make their own dam rules.

              • Dalek Jeter

                Welcome to the internet. Did you get your lanyard on the way in?

        • CashmanNinja

          Desmond also has an OBP under .300. I guess he’s a perfect fit for this team after all…

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            He’d certainly fit right in

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    First Yankees baserunner since last Monday in the 11-5 win at the Trop.

    • otfdt

      Good times, good times.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Why the fuck did Gardner shave his heart (AKA his moustache)? This is stupid and I hate it and I’m angry.

    • SweetSpot

      It was slowing him down on the base paths.

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      I’m going to guess that the rally stache loses its appeal when your team is sucking rocks.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Agreed. You don’t ditch the stache because of a few shitty games.

    • otfdt

      gatsby didn’t need a mustache.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hopefully Ells is on the move here.

    • CashmanNinja

      You would think they’d try to manufacture some runs. Just kidding!

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    We are going to tie it this inning.

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      Heh. Nice.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Quick, say “and 4 total”

        • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

          Shoot! I stepped away from my computer and they score 2 more!

          • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

            Learn from it. You have to stay away from your computer when the Yanks are up from now on. Gotta do,your part for the team.

            • Sir Didi Nakamura

              Yeah, go away now

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    god fucking damnit

  • CashmanNinja

    And now Ellsbury is hurt? Great…woohoo…

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Thank Jesus Montero

  • Barzini

    Well now I might be jumping on the “we’re fucked” bandwagon.

  • dave_8

    Ramon Flores come on down!

  • SweetSpot

    Girardi just going for a jog.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wait, has Ellsbury actually come out of the game? I just have “injury time out” on game day and At Batt is JUST getting to it.

    • Andy

      do you want us to ruin it?

      • Dalek Jeter

        hooray in play run(s).

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    What happened to Jacoby?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Looked like he twisted his knee on an awkward swing.

  • SweetSpot

    Being young helps.

  • ScottinSJ

    Man, I wish Young could hit RHPs better. Carlos plays way too much.

    • Dalek Jeter

      last 56 ABs: .321/.339/.536 but you know…narratives.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Beltran’s last 56 ABs I should say.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Beltran’s last 56 ABs I should say.

      • Barzini

        ugh, fuck off

      • Barzini

        ugh, fuck off

    • Dalek Jeter

      last 56 ABs: .321/.339/.536 but you know…narratives.

    • Barzini

      Beltran at 321/339/536 since the start of May

    • Barzini

      Beltran at 321/339/536 since the start of May

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    Hey what’s that number next to the NYY in the little box? I can’t remember seeing that for a while.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Ignore it

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        Done.

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        Done.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Ignore it

    • HoopDreams

      No more Godner statche :( it will live in gritty ifamy

    • HoopDreams

      No more Godner statche :( it will live in gritty ifamy

    • Too Many Idiots

      Their OBP.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    So much for Gio the strike thrower

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    This ump has a nice strikezone, could use some scouting reports if you’re here Adam

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    This ump has a nice strikezone, could use some scouting reports if you’re here Adam

  • Sccrkeepr34

    Elsbury out, just went to the clubhouse.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      great

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      great

    • YankeesJunkie

      What happened just got back from food?

      • CashmanNinja

        Tweaked his hamstring on a swing, apparently.

      • CashmanNinja

        Tweaked his hamstring on a swing, apparently.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        swung wildly at a change up and tweaked his knee from what we could see on the broadcast

        • Andy

          When did they say he went to the clubhouse? Did I just miss it?

          • Sccrkeepr34

            showed him talking to the trainer – Arod slapped him on the shoulder and he went down to the clubhouse. Hoping they are just taping him or putting on a brace and he comes back out – nationals Radio broadcast said he went down.

            • Sir Didi Nakamura

              A-Rod attempted murder on one of is teammates again? Jesus Christ someone stop that man.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        swung wildly at a change up and tweaked his knee from what we could see on the broadcast

      • YankeesJunkie

        Thanks! Also just good times.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Thanks! Also just good times.

      • SweetSpot

        What did you get?

    • YankeesJunkie

      What happened just got back from food?

  • Sccrkeepr34

    Elsbury out, just went to the clubhouse.

  • Centaur Hips

    What happened to Ells?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Hurt his leg? Shouldn’t be serious, at worst pulled a hamstring and DL.

      • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

        Looked like he twisted his knee, maybe tweaked it

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        Looked hammyish. Couldn’t have been too,bad. He was moving a little stiff but not too gimpy.

        As you can tell I’m all over the medical terms.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        more likely his knee than hamstring with that kind of swing…but who knows.

      • Centaur Hips

        With the rest of this offense that’s extremely serious.

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Out for the year with a broken knee cap.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        Better call Saul or Refsnyder!

        • Mike Ehrmantrout

          Slippin’ Jimmy for sure.

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Out for the year with a broken knee cap.

  • Centaur Hips

    What happened to Ells?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Strike 1 to McCann was an absolute joke. Gameday has it 2 full inches off the plate.

    • Centaur Hips

      I don’t really trust it. It shows pitches in the zone and then says ball in dirt when I put my mouse over it.

  • ScottinSJ

    You can’t teach speed.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    How the hell did they not get a DP on McCann

  • YankeesJunkie

    You would think they would have a better place for cameras considering how new the stadium is, also you know considering the billions of dollars from TV revenues.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Here comes the shittiest hitter you’ll ever see…. CHASEEEE HEADLEYYY!!!

    • Andy

      For a didi guy that’s funny to hear

    • YankeesJunkie

      Carlos Beltran has a word for you.

  • HoopDreams

    Chase ‘countem 8’ Headley

  • Barzini

    Espinosa is the quintessential Long Beach Dirtbag. A lot of great players went through there, but for some reason hes the face of it for me.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Not digging this strike zone.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Haha big fuck you to the ones bashing Headley. Suck his headley!!!!

    • YankeesJunkie

      So you are on both knees right now I am assuming.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        As always.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    Crushed that pitch

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    Headley is the greatest 3rd baseman in the world ( again).

  • SweetSpot

    Good thing they didn’t DFA Headley last inning. Whewww.

  • Dalek Jeter

    in play run(s)!!!!!!

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Take a picture sonny, I haven’t seen that since World War II.

      • Barzini

        you fingered sonny for the barzini people. Ahhh, that little farce you played with my sister….couldnt resist

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Headley finally contributing. Pirela can have his True Yankee moment here.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Clutch Headley!

  • ScottinSJ

    C’mon, Jose

  • Dalek Jeter

    This game’s over though, right Scott? Jim? Right?

    • ScottinSJ

      It must be great to be young and know everything. I envy you.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Says the dude who has prognosticating doom and failure since April 1st.

  • HoopDreams

    Headley heating up but ya know….something Solarte

    • Centaur Hips

      It will just move to Eovaldi or something.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    And now the ump has decided to squeeze him again.

  • Scott

    That Headley is no solarte

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Ground balls getting through! This inning is brought to you by Eovaldi, he showed these fools how to work the count and get good pitches to hit.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      And still rockin the stache… A true believer

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    LOOOOOOL

  • otfdt

    MikeyBronx, do you still post?

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      How entertaining would that be. Loved that guy. He would complain about how someone caught the last out to win the World Series. He was a one man game thread.

      • otfdt

        He tried blogging after being exiled from ESPN. When some of us discovered it, we made a wasteland of his comment section. He quickly killed the blog, but I still call out into the night, hoping against likelihood he’ll respond with a string of obscenities.

  • 28 this year

    BABIP FTW

  • YankeesJunkie

    Why McCann@!!!!!!

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. That was fucking awesome.

  • Too Many Idiots

    Screw hit velocity!

  • HoopDreams

    Great….now Drew is up

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    FAIR BALL! It’s all up to Drew now to hit another grand salami.

  • Sccrkeepr34

    stephen drew GRAND SALAMI time…(translation strike out)

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Can’t get out if you’re standing on the base Kay

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Drill him in the ass please

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wait…it’s 2nd and 3rd, 2 out, and a single and no runs scored…somebody explain what happened?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Slow roller stayed fair and hit 3rd base

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Refsnyder would have had an RBI there.

  • Dalek Jeter

    This strike zone is killing me

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Jesus, that was not even close to the zone.

  • HoopDreams

    Why did Drew lean out of the way of that 2nd pitch?

    • ScottinSJ

      I thought the same thing

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Low baseball IQ

      • Johnny Mac

        Yep

    • Sccrkeepr34

      cause he wanted to hit a 2 run single…;)

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      He’s allergic to RBIs.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        Mike Ehrmantrout failed

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Or succeeded

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    HAHAHAHA

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Look at Drew contributing.

  • MP

    Yassss Drew

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Leash extended to July 31st.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    Beauuuuutiful hitting

  • SweetSpot

    Is Drew still on the team?

    • Johnny Mac

      Hahaha yea

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        It was really JD Drew, he lost a couple pounds and gained some range.

  • Barzini

    Mlb.tv screwed me out of the rare Drew ribby

  • HoopDreams

    Eovaldi with the homerun

  • Todd

    Very nice hitting there….

  • dave_8

    Nice exit velo Drew!

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    That’ll buy him another 2 months.

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      It’s sad because it’s true.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Refsynder would have hit a grandslam, Drew failed.

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    The number next to the NYY is 4 now. Should I be concerned?

    • Centaur Hips

      We have Headley and not Desmond. So yes.

  • Centaur Hips

    Good to see Drew not kill their opportunities for a change.

  • Sccrkeepr34

    JACOBY out

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    If eovaldi homers I’ll forever be in favor of the no DH. Do it.

  • Veteran presents

    And Drew is off his 10 RBI mark. Finally!

  • MP

    Oh no. Ells.

  • Pete22

    Maybe Drew is listening to me and going the other way by design

  • SweetSpot

    Hope it’s not serious with Ellsbury. That would really suck.

    • Barzini

      I think they would have taken him oiut immediately if it was.

      • SweetSpot

        Hope so.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        It’s possible it tightened up while he was standing on the base or when he tried to run home.

      • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

        Agreed. Hope it’s a day-to-day thing

        • ScottinSJ

          They can rest him tomorrow and give him two days . . . assuming it’s not serious.

      • The Great Gonzo

        Agreed. Looked like an ankle from what I saw. He’s was kinda moving his ankle around while on base. Twist maybe? Please!??!!!

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        He’s made of glass, hoping for the best here.

        • Barzini

          That’s bullshit

          • Mike Ehrmantrout

            That’s he’s fragile or that I’m hoping for the best?

            • Barzini

              Fragility: “Ellsbury played a ton in 2008, and he played a ton in 2009. Early in 2010, he had the misfortune of colliding with Adrian Beltre in pursuit of a foul ball. Beltre isn’t built like a brick wall, but he’s more like a brick wall than most players,…That busted some ribs, and Ellsbury wasn’t helped by an initial misdiagnosis. Between that and a later aggravation, Ellsbury missed almost the full year. If you were to classify injuries simply as either “potentially chronic” or “freak accidents,” this was a freak accident, because it stands to reason Ellsbury isn’t unusually prone to running his ribcage into Adrian Beltre’s knee….Ellsbury played a whole bunch in 2011. Early in 2012, he had the misfortune of having Reid Brignac fall on his body. Brignac isn’t built like Beltre is, but Brignac is also a human , and Ellsbury’s shoulder was exposed after sliding..Ellsbury’s shoulder was badly hurt, and he didn’t come back for three months. Probably, it contributed to his underwhelming statistics the rest of the way. Again, this is more of a freak-accident thing, because anyone could have a player fall on him while trying to break up a double play. Ellsbury’s mistake, if anything, was reaching base in the first place. That led to contact….Ellsbury played a ton for most of 2013. By Aug. 28, he’d played in 124 of 134 games.On Aug. 28, he fouled a ball off his own foot….Once more, freak accident, like when Jermaine Dye destroyed his own leg. Ellsbury was even wearing padding, which, if it helped, didn’t help enough. For what it’s worth, Ellsbury spent the playoffs playing through a hurt hand, but it didn’t diminish his performance. It was initially injured when Ellsbury was jammed by a pitch inside”

              • Mike Ehrmantrout

                I just knew he missed a bunch of time, I hope not this go round and his being pulled was precautionary. He’s been fun to watch thus far in Pinstripes. I know he was hurt late last year sliding into the plate, I believe. He was also en fuengo when that happened too. Never looked the same after that last season. Again, hoping for the best!

  • Johnny Mac

    Els to the DL and up come Heathcott?

    • The Great Gonzo

      Only 1/2 right.

      • Johnny Mac

        Then who??? Flores??

        • The Great Gonzo

          Flores I would think. Or an arm and use Flores as the 4OF.

          EDIT: Er, Pirela

          • Johnny Mac

            I rather see a kid get a chance to see what he can do . Or go nuts and bring up Judge

        • Mike Ehrmantrout

          The Heartbreak Kid Rob Refsynder

    • Pete22

      Judge is my choice

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Tyler Austin had a GS today, maybe he’s on deck.

  • Todd

    Jacoby coming out….possible paper cut….

  • The Great Gonzo

    Guys? GUYS?????

    Stephen Drew!!!!!

  • HoopDreams

    Damn, 40 plus pitches

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    “Some bad news…Carlos Beltran is on deck.” I know that means Ells is out but the statment was still funny.

    • Sccrkeepr34

      Kay tells it like it is….accidentally of course

  • SteveNj

    Beltran for center! Lol

    • vwnut13

      Couldn’t be worse than Delino DeShields Jr was tonight in the first inning.

      Made Hanley Ramirez look like a gold glover.

  • vwnut13

    Stephen fuckin Dreeeeeeeeew!

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    I think I rather see ARod at Center than Beltran.

    • SweetSpot

      He’s not playing center. Not a chance.

      • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

        Oh. It’s so hard to follow the game online. Haha

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      LF – Grit
      CF – Kid
      RF – Lazy

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO SEE! EOVALDI HITTING IS A GEM! SO MUCH MORE FUN THAN WATCHING A-ROD HIT!!!

    God, I’ll never respect the opinion of someone who hates the DH. I think those people are out of their minds.

    • vwnut13

      But dat Strategy.

      They let Stephen drew get a hit so they could strike out Eovaldi.

  • HoopDreams

    Beltran in centerfield! Like the olden days

    • YankeesJunkie

      Chris Young to CF oh man that would horrible.

  • The Other Matt

    Drew just bought himself another two weeks.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

    I want Drew to win the starting SS job.
    Then let the Refs fall where they may.

  • Sccrkeepr34

    In case it hasnt been mentioned before, the Nationals ballpark is a gem. What a fun experience i had there 2 yrs ago when i went for the yanks series.

    • Johnny Mac

      Looks like a beautiful park.

      • Sccrkeepr34

        It’s quite intimate – nice fans, great food, you can see from everywhere in the park.

        • Johnny Mac

          Beside its history i think yankee stadium ia pretty bad. Sucks since its the yanks home ballpark

  • The Great Gonzo

    MASN reporting right knee issue for Ells

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yup, pulled after last inning =/

  • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

    Ells out? This opens a 4th OF job for Refs.

    • dave_8

      I’m watching the Scranton game to see if Flores gets pulled.

      • Johnny Mac

        What channel?? Or online??

        • CashmanNinja

          I’m guessing MiLB First Pitch?

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    Didi gets that.

    • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

      Godner shaved.

      • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

        I know. I’m giving it a one game funeral lap.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    This is too much sexy in the batters box right now.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Eo…gotta have a quick inning here.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just walk him….

  • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

    I knew kay was wrong. McCann’s foot was on the bag so if the ball hits him, he’s still safe.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Maddening listening to him cover his tracks because he didn’t now the rule

      • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

        Lying bastard…

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Right Knee injury for Ellsbury, that’s all for now

    • CashmanNinja

      That sounds rather ominous…

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Can’t be a torn something at least

        • Dalek Jeter

          Plenty of ligaments down in there.

        • Sccrkeepr34

          sprain/strain is the same as tear – so it most likely is a torn something.

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            I just think ACL tbh

            • Sccrkeepr34

              most likely not ACL, wasnt the right mechanism and he was able to weight bear and score from 2nd. Never know what an MRI might reveal though

    • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

      Ugh.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

    Ells right knee is hurt according to the crack Yank report.

  • Barzini

    It’s really silly that Joe refuses to slide Gardner over to CF.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      It makes sense not to move your everyday LF to a new position even if he can play it well

      • Barzini

        CF is his natural position!

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Grit doesn’t have a natural position.

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      I would guess if Els will be out for a while he’ll move to CF.

  • SteveNj

    Get him a new leg now!!

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Eovaldi is getting squeezed and Gio getting a foot outside, WTF?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Eo’s getting the outside pitch too…I wouldn’t go outside against Harper dude can hit the outside pitch easy.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        True on the inside observation, I guess if I looked away from my phone, I’d be able to see that he too is getting the outside 1/3 of the batters box.

  • MP

    Have a bad feeling for some reason about Ells.

    • SteveNj

      He ran home just fine so let’s hope taking it safe

      • vwnut13

        Tore his ACL and MCL while walking into the clubhouse.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Because he’s fragile as a teacup

  • Sccrkeepr34

    Looked to me that Els hyperextended the knee. Most likely an MCL or LCL sprain. Or Meniscus injury

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      How serious are those?

      • Sccrkeepr34

        depends on the severity of the sprain. Most of them are 2 – 4 week type things. If he needs surgery 2 – 6 weeks or more

        • dave_8

          From his gestures around 2nd, I thought LCL.

          • Sccrkeepr34

            that or his knee cap subluxed

            • dave_8

              I’d think he’d be in more pain with that. And probably would’ve come out of the game then.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          niceeeee

    • SteveNj

      Let’s stay calm here lol

      • Sccrkeepr34

        Im an athletic trainer and physical therapist by trade so i see things. Not saying im right, but thats what it looked like to me.

        • dave_8

          Me too. I never thought it was a hamstring.

  • The Great Gonzo

    I’d have walked Harper too.

  • Todd

    Can Betances and Miller get the next 18 outs??

    • Johnny Mac

      Hahaha .. I was thinking the same thing

  • Johnny Mac

    Not a fan of Eo. Gets a lead and not he is back in trouble. Has great stuff but can’t do much with it

    • CashmanNinja

      Well…it doesn’t help when the lineup he’s facing is full of really good players from top to bottom…

      • Johnny Mac

        True but with that stuff. Should be able to navigate through this lineup.

        • CashmanNinja

          He’s still transitioning from a thrower to a pitcher. He’s actually doing rather well for the most part. Don’t forget that he’s only like 25 years old and never really had an ‘out’ pitch before. He lead the NL in hits allowed last year so I’ll gladly take this version over last years version…especially against such a good team.

          • Johnny Mac

            True. Leta hope Larry can straighten him out. Cuz that arm is amazing

      • Johnny Mac

        Glad i was wrong here

    • The Great Gonzo

      One legit base hit and pitched around the hottest hitter on the planet. I’ll allow it.

  • SweetSpot

    Girardi looked grim after talking to Steve Donahue.

  • Barzini

    0-1 split to Zimmerman..best he’s thrown all year. That was filthy

  • Todd

    Eo looks like Matt Damon in There’s Something About Mary…..

  • Centaur Hips

    Ells would be a huge loss. Would expose Young and leave Beltran out in the field too much. Plus leaves us with only 1 good hitter for the top of the lineup.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Could be a big opening for Heatchcott or Flores in a 4th OF role.

    • The Great Gonzo

      Beats losing your ONLY speed threat at the top of the order, right? Or worse, never having had one, like the off season champion Red Sox.

      • Centaur Hips

        They’ve needed like 5 outfielders just to get decent production. Ells was a big part of their team.

        • The Great Gonzo

          They’d never admit it, but yeah. He was a glue guy up there.

  • The Great Gonzo

    Eo’s Stache is NAAAAAASTY.

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      Dude. Too soon.

  • 28 this year

    A DP??? Since when have we turned one of those??

  • The Great Gonzo

    Double play. Man ohan did they need that.

  • Todd

    Wow! Way to strand em Eo

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Shut down inning. Nice work all around.

  • Barzini

    Bada-beep Bada-boop

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    I just got in, how bad is ells?

    • Dalek Jeter

      “Right knee injury” is all anybody knows.

    • The Great Gonzo

      Finished running the bases and scored from 2nd, albeit gingerly, so not horrible.

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        Hopefully it’s a day to day thing, he’s the last person we can afford to lose

  • The Great Gonzo

    In other news, the guy no one is talking about having used PEDs just hit his 16th home run.

    • CashmanNinja

      Because Cruz can do no wrong since he’s not A-Rod or Barry Bonds.

    • Johnny Mac

      Espn is like what a great hitter.

      • CashmanNinja

        They were actually hyping up A-Rod earlier today, too.

      • Y’s Guy

        He is a great hitter. What are they supposed to do say it like it’s part of his name? Maybe a Yellow letter of designation on his uni?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Ignoring PEDs, god damn is he on fire

      • Centaur Hips

        Could become a HR race between him and Harper if this keeps up.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Harper <3

          • JacobyWanKenobi

            Bryce “Future 400MM Yankee” Harper?

            • Sir Didi Nakamura

              Where do I have him sign?

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        He could just be using again :D

    • vwnut13

      Will Cruz finish the season with a higher HR total than Cano’s RBI total?

      • The Great Gonzo

        Undoubtedly. Cano hasn’t really hit. How’s that 10 yr contract working for ya JackZ?

  • Centaur Hips

    Eo is managing to get through tonight. Gio looks off and their pen isn’t good either so I like our chances.

  • The Great Gonzo

    BELTRAN BABIP!!!

  • HoopDreams

    If Ells is on the DL it would be sweet to see Slade uhhh uhhh Heath uhhhh heathcott in the show

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      Except he’s been slumping. Not a great time for his cup o joe.

    • The Great Gonzo

      Stop trying to make Heathcott happen…. It’s not gonna happen.

      • HoopDreams

        I was under the impression you just replace one gritty white guy for another

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Why is Gardner being replaced?

        • vwnut13

          Ellsbury =/= Gardner

        • ScottinSJ

          Ellsbury is Native American.

          • The Great Gonzo

            Yeah… Ya goddam racist

          • vwnut13

            So is Gardner.

            He was born in America, so he’s a Native American.

            • JacobyWanKenobi

              Th-that’s not how that works at all!

            • Sir Didi Nakamura

              I’m sorry, but he is Gritamerican.

    • https://www.facebook.com/daniel.wasserman.35 nsalem

      His OPS in May is .520 . I don’t think so

  • 28 this year

    This camera angle on balls hit to the outfield is real weird.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    This camera is higher than usual, right?

    • 28 this year

      Just noticed that myself.

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      So am I

  • Johnny Mac

    Beltran doing his best Ellsbury impersonation by dunkin a hit

  • MP

    Hopefully Ells is okay long-term. Yes, the Yanks had a bad week, but this division is wide open, and if the Yanks can stay healthy, they probably have fewer problems than everyone else. Just stay healthy.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    The guy batting after the pitcher got a hit…yay!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Welcome to the game, Carlos.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    I want to see Carlos snag a bag here…

    • Dalek Jeter

      Relax.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        I get a little carried away sometimes, it may be the gonja. Not sure.

    • Centaur Hips

      I’d rather see him in 1 piece and not get thrown out.

    • HoopDreams

      This isn’t 2003

    • Dalek Jeter

      311/49 SB/CS fwiw.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        His baseball acumen is higher than the camera angle, for sure.

  • vwnut13

    Is it the screwy camera angle that makes the field look 600ft deep?

  • Andy

    BATS!!!

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Dinger!

  • CashmanNinja

    Tex!!!!!!!!

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    MY PHONE IS BEEPING

  • YankeesJunkie

    What a crushed ball!

  • The Great Gonzo

    Tex messages turn me on

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    I’M GETTING SOME PAPA JOHNS BABY WOOO

    • CashmanNinja

      I’m…I’m so sorry :(

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Yeah, I lost a bet…

        • ropeadope1

          Order the pepperoni.

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            Yes, loser had to eat a pie of Papa Johns

            • ropeadope1

              Enjoy.

  • Barzini

    a rare one-hand finish from the right side. BOMB!!

  • HoopDreams

    It sounds like Yankee Stadium

  • The Great Gonzo

    Gluten is for pussies

  • MP

    The bats! They be breakin out!

  • Since_77

    Wow Gio must feel like an ass. He had 1st base open with McCann on deck

  • Dalek Jeter

    TEX!

  • vicki

    michael kay hates it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      HE HATES IT

  • Sccrkeepr34

    I didnt include tex in my lineup this week because i thought he would pu** out over the toe issue.

  • Johnny Mac

    I dont kno about you guys but balls are flying out of this park

  • The Great Gonzo

    Only the 2nd long ball given up by Gio this season.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    What is happening with this offense? Headley, Beltran, Drew all contributing.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    I said Tex would hit a two run shot when I incorrectly predicted the score! You know who rocks? This guy, right here.
    *Points at self*

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Your ego is more inflated than Kay’s right now. I suggest a doctor’s visit.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        I shall oblige. I have a lump I need to the doc to look at anyways.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          That’s how your package should be…

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Gluten-free is the new market inefficiency

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      Ietc

    • ropeadope1

      If there are any Yankees fans in the FDA hierarchy, look for gluten to be banned in the next six months.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Now it looks like Gio’s lost the plate.

  • HoopDreams

    Lawngtimefan I believe is how Dalek put it, is weeping somewhere in his Desmond jersey

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      Ian “Future Yankee” Desmond?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      I lol’d

  • D$

    Ok, just saw that Ellsbury left the game. Anyone care to inform me?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Hurt his knee swinging in the 1st…wound up staying in and eventually scoring, but was still replaced the next inning.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Care? Nah. Obligated? Yes. He hurt his knee running the bases or whatever and they removed him from the game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn McCann…I hate to be a puddle right after putting on a pair of fresh from the drier socks…but how do you get ahead 3-1 against a guy clearly unraveling and pop out meekly?

    • The Great Gonzo

      Are we sure he’s left handed?

    • Beauee

      He never walks. He would rather pop out.

      • The Great Gonzo

        Bless his heart, he thinks it’s beer league softball

        • JacobyWanKenobi

          It isn’t?

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Truth is that everybody hates walking in fun exhibition matches like that.

        Meant to replay to Gonzo

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Man, there are a lot of future Yankees on the nats.

    • The Great Gonzo

      Gio to Teh rotation??

  • MustacheMasher

    How was game thread earlier in the game after being dowm by 2-0 after 3 innings? Just wondering if people had givin up on the season and asked to trade Eovaldi?

  • Pat M

    The demise of Mark Texeria has been highly exaggerated…

    • dave_8

      Good thing b/c Bird isn’t charging towards the big leagues.

    • Sccrkeepr34

      He’s finally healthy. Too bad he’s such a whimp about injuries.

    • Barzini

      Ehh..They really only got one elite season out of that deal (maybe two). I would have hoped for a solid 3 maybe 4.

  • Centaur Hips

    Eovaldi has pretty much been what I expected so far. This what you all expected?

    • HoopDreams

      A number 3 starter?

      • YankeesJunkie

        Also known as Sox staff ace.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          You mean number 5 starter.

    • The Great Gonzo

      Dead on nails. No surprises.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Just about yeah. I still think working with Rothschild will result in more K’s but, yeah. 6-7ip 2-4 ER every time out.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yes, maybe a few Ks with Larry R as a coach, he has shown flashes of continued improvement throughout the season.

    • Beauee

      I’m surprised by the homers, but otherwise yeah. ERA in the high 3s. 6-7 innings per start or so.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Hasn’t he been better than anyone expected though?

      • Andy

        Better than I expected

  • The Great Gonzo

    PH for Gio… That was fun.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Riveting.

  • 28 this year

    Guess A.J. Cole isn’t pitching tomorrow

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Harper leads the mlb in walks :o

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      And dropped pants

  • Centaur Hips

    Gio somehow has a 5 ERA now. In the NL. Didn’t see that coming.

    • Since_77

      It’s 4.17 now, I hope that’s as high as it gets

      • Centaur Hips

        That was prior to this game.

    • vicki

      yep. and his fip to start the day had everybody looking for regression in the other direction.

  • Dalek Jeter

    This AB to Espinosa is maddening as an Eo fan. You shouldn’t need to use 9 pitches to get a guy like Espinosa out, especially when you have his stuff. The fact that it ended a walk? Even more infuriating.

    • Captain Clutch

      Yep. He is a little bit like Hughes in that batters foul off so many pitches and eventually get one to hit or it turns into a walk. I think that he will continue to get better the more he works with Rothschild.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Thing is, as good as Hughes’ stuff was, and it wasn’t bad, Eovaldi’s is much better.

        • Sccrkeepr34

          neither of them has that “put away” pitch though. I think Evo can develop it though.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I think Eovaldi’s slider can be a good put away pitch against RHP when it’s on. Just needs to work on it more, I guess.

  • HoopDreams

    I must say, out of all the big contra ts. Tex has lived up to his end of the bargain the most

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      I agree.

    • Beauee

      He wasn’t the superstar we thought he would be, but he has definitely been solid. Much better than the CC contract at this point.

      • HoopDreams

        No, but he still has pop with above average d

      • Centaur Hips

        Those contracts seem to have swapped places. Tex seemed to be falling while CC was the ace, now Tex is fine and CC is trying to stick as a back end of the rotation guy.

        • Beauee

          I know. It’s bizarre. I honestly thought that CC would be the better player at this point.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Looks like Gio’s done after 5.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Damn

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      As is EO.

  • MustacheMasher

    If Ells is gonna go on the DL (have no idea how serious it is) and they where to call up Flores, might the Yanks then move Judge to AAA or would it be a lower level non prospect that goes to AAA?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Judge isn’t getting promoted because of an injury. Somebody else will unless they were getting ready to promote Judge anyway. This is where your random organizational fillers come into play.

      • dave_8

        Cave

  • dave_8

    Well, Flores is still in the game in Scranton. But Heathcott didn’t start tonight.

    • MustacheMasher

      Judge and Jagielo didn’t start either… Not related to the injury, since their game started before this game

      • Beauee

        I doubt it means anything. They aren’t bring up Judge. No way. He’s only played a month of AA ball.

        • MustacheMasher

          I know, just saw it. But wondering if they might be bringing them up to AAA because they had an off day yesterday, and not starting today. So maybe its just to give them a couple of days in a row, or else they are getting promoted, since both of them have been pretty good so far

      • dave_8

        yeah, I don’t know what happened to Judge after an off day.

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        BRING UP ALL THE SPECS

        • MustacheMasher

          Can’t wait to see the international signings in the majors after the all star break!

      • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

        They’ve been traded!!

        Let’s just say that Harper is going to wear a different set of uniform tomorrow. Hahaha

        • MustacheMasher

          I would give them the farm system for Harper… They can pick the 15 prospects they want the most, and get some money on top of that, and it would still be a great deal

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            top 20

            • MustacheMasher

              plus all of the international signing slots plus 5 players to be named later (our next 5 first round picks)

            • MustacheMasher

              plus all of the international signing slots plus 5 players to be named later (our next 5 first round picks)

  • YankeesJunkie

    Need to get the next couple batters out can’t have Harper come up this inning.

  • OldYanksFan
  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Is he pinch hitting for the pitcher? Good god is this incredible!

    • vwnut13

      Dat strategy!

  • HoopDreams

    Anyone know why Judge and Jags are out of the lineup after an off day? Thought that was odd

    • The Great Gonzo

      BECAUZE ELLZ KNEEZ!!!

    • vwnut13

      Judge has an injured/sore leg/calf. (Or something like that…)

  • Alkaline

    holy slowness beltran

  • Beauee

    Beltran is so slow. Like holy shit.

  • ScottinSJ

    Get the pen up; he’s really struggling now.

  • Captain Clutch

    Eovaldi has to hit his spots and get easier outs.

  • vicki

    if there’s a hell, and i go, it’ll be watching beltran in the field for all eternity.

    • Centaur Hips

      That’s also what happens in heaven, but he’s in a RS uniform.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Calm down Satan

      • vicki

        people usually get to know me before they think i’m the devil.

      • vicki

        people usually get to know me before they think i’m the devil.

  • Sccrkeepr34

    good god, could beltran be any slower

  • CashmanNinja

    Where’s a double play when you need one…

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    please dont implode

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    Kid must have the worst fastball per mph in the bigs

  • Captain Clutch

    Get Eovaldi out of there. It seems like he is a 4 inning pitcher and then the wheels fall off.

  • HoopDreams

    No Harper with men on base please

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Refs streak up to 21

    • MustacheMasher

      But we have Drew, so Ref is forever blocked… Now that Drew has a hit, he is safe for another 2 months

      • Beauee

        This^x100000000. Each hit buys Drew another month of play.

        • MustacheMasher

          And every putout and assist gets him another day, if he were to stop hitting

        • MustacheMasher

          And every putout and assist gets him another day, if he were to stop hitting

  • dave_8

    Quick DP right here

  • vwnut13

    Wait, so Gardner didn’t move over to CF?

  • Mustang

    These old guys suck!!!!

    If this team was younger it would 12-0.

    Btw how older is Nathan Eovaldi?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      25?

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        That’s my age and I’ve accomplished nothing ;.;

      • Mustang

        I guess 25 is too old.

  • Captain Clutch

    Please him out before he blows this game

    • ScottinSJ

      That’s not Joe’s style.

  • Beauee

    Eo desperately needs an out pitch. That FB is just a meatball at this point.

  • SteveNj

    Wish Nate would find himself he has the stuff! Stop wasting it man

  • CashmanNinja

    Drew you piece of shit.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    DIDI FUCKING CATCHES THAT

    • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

      Yep.

    • Since_77

      Yeah he’s an inch taller

  • MP

    Ugh. Fire up the pen.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Get him out of there. Idiot couldn’t even get through 5 innings.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      stfu

  • Beauee

    So dat Drew defense eh?

  • ScottinSJ

    Everything is being smoked. Eovaldi should be lifted.

  • Captain Clutch

    What in the world is Girardi waiting for to pull him?!?!? Wake the freak up.

    • Centaur Hips

      He needs another AB. Practice bunting.

  • I am Brett Godner’s ‘stache

    I guess Joe is awake. Maybe the binder is taking a leak.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    ugh

  • HoopDreams

    And now Harper is up

  • Barzini

    he wont let him get to Harper

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    I would walk the bases loaded

    • MustacheMasher

      I would walk him even if the bases where loaded… Not even kidding when he is that hot

    • MustacheMasher

      I would walk him even if the bases where loaded… Not even kidding when he is that hot

  • Mustang

    Wow! its batting practice

  • 28 this year

    Shit…

  • Beauee

    Jesus Joe. Cmon man. He doesn’t have it.

  • The Great Gonzo

    GET. HIM. OUTA. THERE.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    WHAT THE HELL IS HE STILL DOING IN THERE JOE! ANOTHER BATTER ANOTHER ROCKET!

  • ScottinSJ

    Way to go, Joe. Just keep him in as they lace line drive after line drive.

  • ScottinSJ

    Way to go, Joe. Just keep him in as they lace line drive after line drive.

  • Johnny Mac

    terrible location … right down the middle

  • Johnny Mac

    terrible location … right down the middle

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gottagetouts and everything was getting crushed.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gottagetouts and everything was getting crushed.

  • MP

    Pretty weak outing.

  • MP

    Pretty weak outing.

  • SteveNj

    This why the Dodgers and Marlins gave up on him

  • SteveNj

    This why the Dodgers and Marlins gave up on him

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Out trots Joe two batters too late. Now Wilson has a razor thin margin against their best hitter.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Its the fifth inning, SP have to be able to get out of jams, can’t just pull pitchers that early then your pen gets burned up.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Its the fifth inning, SP have to be able to get out of jams, can’t just pull pitchers that early then your pen gets burned up.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Out trots Joe two batters too late. Now Wilson has a razor thin margin against their best hitter.

  • Centaur Hips

    bring in da Shreve.

  • Centaur Hips

    bring in da Shreve.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s a rather shitty job by Eovaldi.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s a rather shitty job by Eovaldi.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Two batters too late but at least Joe didn’t wait until is was 8-6

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Two batters too late but at least Joe didn’t wait until is was 8-6

  • Captain Clutch

    Girardi is absolutely terrible. They lose too many games because he doesn’t realize that his starting pitcher is finished or he just refuses to take the pitcher out when he should. Terrible job by him.

    • Todd

      Agree 100%

    • Todd

      Agree 100%

    • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

      that’s always been the knock on Girardi for the past few years. He leaves his pitchers in one hitter or one inning too long.

  • Captain Clutch

    Girardi is absolutely terrible. They lose too many games because he doesn’t realize that his starting pitcher is finished or he just refuses to take the pitcher out when he should. Terrible job by him.

  • LongtimeFan

    Harper will break it open

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      probably

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      probably

  • LongtimeFan

    Harper will break it open

  • ScottinSJ

    Great arm, but far from great pitcher. Another Work In Progress.

  • ScottinSJ

    Great arm, but far from great pitcher. Another Work In Progress.

  • Centaur Hips

    So yeah Eo is hit prone after all.

  • Centaur Hips

    So yeah Eo is hit prone after all.

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    I’m going to get ice cream, hopefully this will be less bad when I get back

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    I’m going to get ice cream, hopefully this will be less bad when I get back

  • Veteran presents

    Mr Future Yankee is going yard here right?

  • Veteran presents

    Mr Future Yankee is going yard here right?

  • LongtimeFan

    Betances, miller and pray for rain

  • LongtimeFan

    Betances, miller and pray for rain

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    What good is 97mph if hitters can tee off on it

    • ScottinSJ

      True. Every ball hit has been a laser.

    • ScottinSJ

      True. Every ball hit has been a laser.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Eo has no out pitch and he doesn’t trust his slider.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Eo has no out pitch and he doesn’t trust his slider.

    • Basil

      It’s a really fast fastball–just not a really good fastball.

      • Beauee

        I have never seen such a crappy fast fastball. He throws as hard as Betances but they just tee off him. I think it’s really the lack of a secondary pitch. They can just wait on the heater.

        • Centaur Hips

          There’s others kind of like him. Wily Peralta, Kelly, etc.

          • Beauee

            Garret Richards is similar actually. He put it all together at age 26. There is hope yet.

            • Centaur Hips

              I think Richards has much better breaking pitches. Richards is like Pineda of a few years ago when he threw hard and didn’t have as good control.

        • Centaur Hips

          There’s others kind of like him. Wily Peralta, Kelly, etc.

        • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

          for a fast ball to be effective you’ve got to have some movement on it. A straight hard fastball is too easy to tee off on

        • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

          for a fast ball to be effective you’ve got to have some movement on it. A straight hard fastball is too easy to tee off on

        • I am Brett Godner

          Google Farnsworth.

        • WT2

          It is actually 2 things imho:
          (1) Hitters see the ball pretty well out of the glove because he doesn’t hide it. –In comparison Andy could throw 88-91 mphs but since he hid the ball so well hitters would take longer to analyze what type of pitch he threw — hence less reaction time to hit the pitch
          (2) There is way too much separation in velocity between his fastball and his secondary pitches. In other words, hitters know that if it is not a fastball, it is his slow secondary pitches so they can hold their swing or just spoil the pitch.

      • Beauee

        I have never seen such a crappy fast fastball. He throws as hard as Betances but they just tee off him. I think it’s really the lack of a secondary pitch. They can just wait on the heater.

    • Basil

      It’s a really fast fastball–just not a really good fastball.

  • Bunuelo

    Drew gets way too much hate on here. We should be celebrating, today was his first hit in a Yankees uniform!

  • Bunuelo

    Drew gets way too much hate on here. We should be celebrating, today was his first hit in a Yankees uniform!

  • dave_8

    More “growing pains” from a guy who has been in the league since 2011.

  • dave_8

    More “growing pains” from a guy who has been in the league since 2011.

  • SweetSpot

    You just can’t throw fastballs in the strike zone pitch after pitch in the major leagues, no matter how hard you throw. You have to have a secondary pitch you can throw for strikes. Very disappointing.

  • SweetSpot

    You just can’t throw fastballs in the strike zone pitch after pitch in the major leagues, no matter how hard you throw. You have to have a secondary pitch you can throw for strikes. Very disappointing.

    • Mustang

      Why do you think they traded him for what they did???!!!!!!

      • SweetSpot

        He’s pitched some good games this year.

        • Mustang

          Yes he has and he has lots of promise, but if he had a secondary pitch and could spot that fastball he would still be with the Marlins!!
          Even they are not that stupid.

          The thing about “upside” is that comes from downside.
          LOL

  • Captain Clutch

    Seriously what was Girardi waiting for??!! The opposing manager must laugh when it’s obvious to everyone but Girardi that the pitcher is finished.

  • Captain Clutch

    Seriously what was Girardi waiting for??!! The opposing manager must laugh when it’s obvious to everyone but Girardi that the pitcher is finished.

  • Beauee

    Granted Eo sucked tonight BUT for the past two games Girardi left him in for too long.

    • ScottinSJ

      The guy gives no length. Terribly disappointing.

      • Beauee

        Oh yeah. I’m giving yuo that. But it was obvious he ran out of steam tonight in the fifth. And then last game Joe sent him out for the seventh I think and he unraveled. Eo needs to step up, I get that, but Girardi also has to pull him when the unraveling begins.

      • Beauee

        Oh yeah. I’m giving yuo that. But it was obvious he ran out of steam tonight in the fifth. And then last game Joe sent him out for the seventh I think and he unraveled. Eo needs to step up, I get that, but Girardi also has to pull him when the unraveling begins.

      • The Great Gonzo

        Wait, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

      • The Great Gonzo

        Wait, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    • ScottinSJ

      The guy gives no length. Terribly disappointing.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Left him in too long tonight too. Two batters too many.

      • Beauee

        Yeah that’s what I mean.

      • Beauee

        Yeah that’s what I mean.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Left him in too long tonight too. Two batters too many.

  • Beauee

    Granted Eo sucked tonight BUT for the past two games Girardi left him in for too long.

  • HoopDreams

    Wilson it’s up to you brother

  • HoopDreams

    Wilson it’s up to you brother

  • Sccrkeepr34

    Does Harper look skinnier/less ripped this yr?

  • Sccrkeepr34

    Does Harper look skinnier/less ripped this yr?

    • The Great Gonzo

      It’s the beard.

    • The Great Gonzo

      It’s the beard.

  • Since_77

    We keep hearing about Eovaldi’s stuff but he gave up 4 hard hits in a row.

    • Beauee

      He did because when he gets in a jam he just grooves the FB in there. He needs a true secondary pitch.

      • WT2

        Agreed. The way to fix his issues is to either hide the ball better or add a CU or splitter to keep hitter honest.
        If he does that and work on his slider which can be a really good outpitch when it is on, he will be successful.

  • Since_77

    We keep hearing about Eovaldi’s stuff but he gave up 4 hard hits in a row.

  • goose

    Jeter gets to both of those. #legendstatus

  • goose

    Jeter gets to both of those. #legendstatus

  • MustacheMasher

    Just walk him… Its the safe thing to do

  • MustacheMasher

    Just walk him… Its the safe thing to do

  • Mustang

    There is a good example of “youth movement” !!!!

    97 mph down the middle gets hit in MLB!!!

    “growing pains”!!!!!

    I guess the youth movement is not all fun and glory.

    • Mustang

      And I do like the kid

    • Mustang

      And I do like the kid

  • Mustang

    There is a good example of “youth movement” !!!!

    97 mph down the middle gets hit in MLB!!!

    “growing pains”!!!!!

    I guess the youth movement is not all fun and glory.

  • SteveNj

    12year old Wilson vs 22year old Harper

  • SteveNj

    12year old Wilson vs 22year old Harper

  • vwnut13

    Why bother with Lindgren when we have Wilson and his 5.56 ERA.

  • vwnut13

    Why bother with Lindgren when we have Wilson and his 5.56 ERA.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    This ends one of two ways: walk or 500 foot homer.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Like I said, a double play.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Like I said, a double play.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Totally good with the walk.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Totally good with the walk.

    • SteveNj

      ????????

    • I am Brett Godner

      Missed an option.

      Game Thread.

    • I am Brett Godner

      Missed an option.

      Game Thread.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    This ends one of two ways: walk or 500 foot homer.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    FUCK YESSSSSS

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    FUCK YESSSSSS

  • SteveNj

    Phew

  • SteveNj

    Phew

  • 28 this year

    WOW

  • 28 this year

    WOW

  • Sccrkeepr34

    WOWZAH

  • Sccrkeepr34

    WOWZAH

  • YankeesJunkie

    Dodged a massive bullet!

  • MP

    Good job Wilson

  • MP

    Good job Wilson

  • The Great Gonzo

    Oh justin Wilson. That was just too damned good.

  • The Great Gonzo

    Oh justin Wilson. That was just too damned good.

  • Dalek Jeter

    in play out(s)?!?! AGAINST HARPER?!

  • Dalek Jeter

    in play out(s)?!?! AGAINST HARPER?!

  • 28 this year

    Two double plays when we needed them? Where is the choking defense?

  • 28 this year

    Two double plays when we needed them? Where is the choking defense?

  • Veteran presents

    If Eo has upside I’m not seeing it yet.

    • Andy

      Then you didn’t watch his last start. Or the ones against Boston and Detroit

      • Veteran presents

        Probably not.

    • Andy

      Then you didn’t watch his last start. Or the ones against Boston and Detroit

    • SteveNj

      But he’s young..

      • Veteran presents

        Still better than CC right?

        • SteveNj

          Mph wise lol

          • Tony Wilson

            That’s all

      • Veteran presents

        Still better than CC right?

    • SteveNj

      But he’s young..

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      His “upside” lies in the hope that he can get more swings and misses from his secondary pitches and improve his command. Which makes him just like every other mid rotation pitcher in baseball. Youth is the best thing he has going for him right now

      • Veteran presents

        Well let’s hope he doesn’t age too fast. ;)

  • Veteran presents

    If Eo has upside I’m not seeing it yet.

  • Todd

    Wow………just wow……..DP! Too bad Girardi let them pull to 6-5 without making a move…

  • Todd

    Wow………just wow……..DP! Too bad Girardi let them pull to 6-5 without making a move…

  • MustacheMasher

    He is back to being overrated now! Wuhu!

  • MustacheMasher

    He is back to being overrated now! Wuhu!

  • Centaur Hips

    Wilson’s pretty good. Set up man material.

  • Centaur Hips

    Wilson’s pretty good. Set up man material.

  • ScottinSJ

    Wow, that was clutch. Imagine if Joe had taken out Eovaldi when everyone saw that he was done?

    • vwnut13

      AL managers don’t know strategy!

  • ScottinSJ

    Wow, that was clutch. Imagine if Joe had taken out Eovaldi when everyone saw that he was done?

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Is Harper even old enough for Miller Lite? He looked like a lightweight there.

  • YankeeFan™

    Knicks have no fucking luck shyt

    • CashmanNinja

      The NBA must still have thought Phil Jackson worked for the Lakers… ha.

      • YankeeFan™

        That’s what happens when you win stupid games at the end of the season, they couldn’t even tank right ughhh.

  • Y’s Guy

    that’s good baseball right there!

  • SweetSpot

    Harper or Trout? . . . or who gives a shit I’ll take him.

    • Basil

      In 3 years, he’s yours.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Trout

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Gimme the lefty… 22 years old!!! I was still spankin my pud at Hustler magazine and sleeping through class at 22

  • dkidd

    mike trout: second best player in mlb

  • Captain Clutch

    I hope that the offense doesn’t get completely shut down now.

  • MustacheMasher

    So who is looking forward to seing Betances or Miller vs Harper? That should be pay-per-view

  • Y’s Guy

    Break up Drew!

  • The Great Gonzo

    Garrett Jones! So much exit velocity!!

  • HoopDreams

    From Drew to Jones, gag

  • Sccrkeepr34

    the lakers….fuck them – the rich always get richer.

    • vicki

      okafor, i assume.

  • MustacheMasher

    Drew just guaranteed starting the rest of the season with 2 hits today

  • Centaur Hips

    And we lose Wilson already. Fuck the NL.

  • vwnut13

    Does Stephen Drew have a higher WAR than Cano yet?

    (I’m dead serious)

    • MustacheMasher

      Atleast we don’t have Drew for another 8 years….

      • vwnut13

        Well, at the start of the day, Cano and Drew both were at -0.2 fWAR, so…

    • Beauee

      At this point they are both -.2 WAR on the year.

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Wilson is probably a better hitter than Jones

  • Andy

    Garret Jones looks so bad

  • HoopDreams

    Oh shit, carp getting loose in a 1 run game against the Nationals

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      IT’S THE CIRRRCCLE OF TRUST!!

    • Centaur Hips

      Now would be a good time to get his shit together.

      • I am Brett Godner

        Yes it would. I’d really like to see that.

  • MP

    Carpenter sighting. This could get ugly folks.

  • ScottinSJ

    But Garrett Jones looks like a baseball player and has a good name for an athlete.

  • Beauee

    Jones is bad and he should feel bad.

  • MP

    Really thought Jones was gonna do some good things for us this year. Not the greatest of starts there, Garrett.

  • MustacheMasher

    Send up CC to hit insted of Jones!

    • Andy

      actually tho

  • HoopDreams

    Jones is like that guy who lied about being a premier player in his youth

  • dave_8

    Would’ve had excellent exit velo if he had connected.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    David Carpenter warming. This lead won’t last long. Garrett Jones does nothing for the 40th straight game.

    • MustacheMasher

      But he has a kick-ass mustache!

  • Deep Thoughts

    Meh. I’ll take a 6-pitch PA that doesn’t end in a double play.

  • YankeeFan™

    I’m so pissed at this nba lottery ughhh.

    • Andy

      I’d be happy with russell

      • YankeeFan™

        I see him going third.

    • HoopDreams

      They could get that PG from.China

    • MP

      Gonna trade the pick. Totally blows.

  • Centaur Hips

    Can’t hate on Jones when he plays twice a week at most.

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      See: Guy about to pitch

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Disagree. He signed as a bench player. It’s his job to be ready and produce. He’s been terrible in all facets of the game. There are other players out there who can do his job. That’s life

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

        He didn’t “sign” as a bench player. He was acquired to be a bench player.

        • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

          Okay

      • Centaur Hips

        He’s around 40 ABs. Hardly any time to get going and it’s a horrible sample. All hitters slump, especially bench players.

    • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

      but conversely you only play twice a week because you don’t hit when you are in there and you screw up too often at 1st base

      • Centaur Hips

        He had a 99 wRC+ last year so his hitting really isn’t bad at all. Maybe not 1st basemen material but he can hit fine. Not really a good fit though with Arod and Tex playing so well.

  • The Great Gonzo

    So, I may be drawing correlations that are not there, but is Stephen Drew just a National league shortstop? I mean… 2-3, Amirite?

  • Basil

    Did they ever say what was wrong with Ellsbury?

    • YankeesJunkie

      I have been looking at Curry’s Twitter constantly and nothing yet.

    • MustacheMasher

      Pulverrized his knee cap, so he needs TJS

      • YankeesJunkie

        So is going to give his elbow ligament then to replace the knee. Jacoby Ellsbury Surgery, 100% effective for those who never want to walk again.

        • MustacheMasher

          Electric wheelchairs are much cooler anyway…

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      The man fell out of the boat, ’twas too wet.

      • ropeadope1

        So Ellsbury was the little man in the boat all along?

  • vwnut13

    That’s a horrible statue of Bernie Williams!

    Looks like Abe Lincoln for crying out loud!

  • SteveNj

    Dang

  • Beauee

    Okay I wanted more opportunities for Carp but not in a one run game. Because holy balls he sucks right now.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    cmon Carpy

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Eovaldi not helping his cause, the king of the blown win so far. He’s still young and he will figure it out, the kid has a lot of promise and I look forward to watching him continue to get better. When he does, watch out!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s not going to get you into the “Circle of Trust” David.

    • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

      bad decision to put Carpenter into a 1 run ball game. He hasn’t earned that kind of trust.

  • Mustang

    Bottom line you can’t teach 97 mph fastball lets hope the kid can develop better control and a good secondary pitch.

  • The Great Gonzo

    THAT. Was a monster home run.

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

      There’s Wilson Ramos against the Mets for you.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    It’s like fucking clockwork with this guy. Where is Jacob Lindgren?

  • SweetSpot

    Any more Carpenter questions?

  • Captain Clutch

    The old 3-0 meatball. Good job Carp.

  • MP

    Need a 3rd reliable pen arm. Pls.

  • vwnut13

    I’m gonna lol when Drew has a higher WAR than Cano at the end of the night.

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    • WT2

      I really can’t believe how bad Carp has been for us.
      I still think Girardi went too far trying to help EO get the win by getting another out, especially when they has another off day on Thursday.

  • Andy

    He’s been bad for like 5 straight outings and there hasn’t been a ton of time in between each. He officially sucks

    • Since_77

      So does Esmil Rodgers.

      • Andy

        He only pitches when the pitcher comes out in like the 4th inning. He serves a different purpose. Carpenter is blocking Lindgren who can be a force.

  • Beauee

    I’m gonna be that guy and say that Girardi has mismanaged this game. Sorry, I like GIrardi, but some of his decisions have been ass so far.

    • Johnny Mac

      he has done that in so many games this yr. the game in baltimore the one in toronto and now this one.

  • dave_8

    Can I re-cast my fan confidence vote — or did the polls close?

  • MP

    Honestly what exactly does Lindgren have left to learn in AAA? Run the best possible team out there on the MLB level.

    • The Great Gonzo

      I feel like we just did this 26 months ago with mark Montgomery. I trust people who are professional baseball people to make those decisions.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        I’m a professional baseball people.

      • MP

        Not exactly, no. Montgomery dominated AA and developed control issues when he got to AAA. Lindgren > Montgomery

        • The Great Gonzo

          Im referring, of course, to the constant outcries from the faithful for the next great thing. Not the career path or the players themselves.

          Microwave burritos, so.

          • Beauee

            When he was drafted most of the scouting reports had him pegged as a great reliever who was near ready. I can understand why the fans want to see what he has because our middle relief has definitely struggled.

      • Beauee

        Lindgren, by most accounts, is MLB ready. Montgomery only made it to AA, got injured, lost his stuff and then sucked. It’s not the same thing. Lindgren is in AAA, and was considered near MLB ready when drafted.

    • I am Brett Godner

      It would be nice if he got more consistent with his control. At this point though screw it. Come on up ( and bring Burawa with you).

  • Pkyankfan69

    Good thing Lingred is rotting in AAA

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    People say it’s the chicken and the egg with David Carpenter. He’s bad because he never pitches. Yet when he does pitch he’s bad. He needs to go immediately and Lindgren needs to be called up.

  • YankeesJunkie

    #whenyourthridbestrelieverisinAAA

    • al

      its says thrid

  • sevrox

    …and Carpenter slips further down the depth chart…

  • Centaur Hips

    Ramos is on my fantasy team at least.

  • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

    Lindgren… it’s about to get annoying that he’s still not here

  • ScottinSJ

    Our middle relief is really unimpressive. I’ve seen plenty of Karen Carpenter already.

  • MustacheMasher

    Can Carpenter join my dad on his quest for cigarettes and never come back?

  • HoopDreams

    I guess its not all that crazy to say carpenter just isn’t good anymore. Relievers come and go

    • I am Brett Godner

      Never trust pitchers coming from the Atlanta.

      • MustacheMasher

        Kimbrel is also sucking it up

      • SteveNj

        Cough cough Vasquez part deux

      • Since_77

        Chasen Shreve has done a good job.

        • I am Brett Godner

          I hate to say it but just wait.

          (Don’t trust pitchers coming from St. Louis either ).

    • Centaur Hips

      The velocity is still there. His problem has been his control. Ks are down and 1st pitch strikes are way down. He’s hanging too many pitches and not getting ahead. Sounds fixable to me.

  • BigBlueAL

    Not a good night to be a Knicks and Yankees fan (although hopefully the Yankees end the night on a positive note).

    • vicki

      when was the last good day to be a knicks fan?

  • Beauee

    I wanted to give Carp more chances, but maybe he just sucks.

    • The Great Gonzo

      One mistake. Rest of the inning looked damn good.

      But hey, we can bridge jump too, if you’d all rather.

      • HoopDreams

        He’s been struggling pretty bad. Its not exactly out of relm for relievers to fall off. See Brad Ziegler and Jim Johnson for example

        • Centaur Hips

          It’s been 15 IP. Can’t write him off yet.

          • Beauee

            I said maybe he sucks. He might improve. I honestly have no idea. I am all for trotting him out there to see if he figures it out. But why Joe decided to do it in a one run game when there was an off day yesterday is a bit puzzling.

      • Beauee

        It’s not one inning. He is sporting a 5.65/5.52 ERA/FIP on the year with a K/9 of 6.28. In 14 innings.

      • I am Brett Godner

        Seriously though if you are a RP you gotta stack up a few clean innings at some point or….

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Slade with a PH single…down one in the ninth…

  • Captain Clutch

    Yanks desperately need a 3rd good arm in the bullpen.

    • Walter Sobchak – Vietnam Vet

      Yeah, they really don’t have a good bullpen, per se. They have two excellent relievers in the bullpen…

      • YankeesJunkie

        Chris Martin was better than everyone not name Dellin and Andrew.

        • MustacheMasher

          Andrew Bailey!

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

          Martin starting looking really bad before he went on the DL, so either he was really hiding an injury or was starting to regress.

          • YankeesJunkie

            Either or both likely.

    • WT2

      They have it, they just want to bring him up for some reason…

  • Franchise

    I’d take Burwaa or Lindgren at this point.

  • The Great Gonzo

    DAN UGGLA SIGHTING

  • YankeesJunkie

    So who is the thrid reliever on this team, Pinder…

    • MustacheMasher

      Garret Jones… He just never got the chance to show his stuff in the 19 inning game, but he must be good at something

      • YankeesJunkie

        His exit velocity is fantastic on the mound.

        • MustacheMasher

          And non-excistant at the plate

  • Jim Piasecki

    Bad teams find ways to lose.

  • Captain Clutch

    No more trades with the Braves. It seems like every team gets screwed when they make deals with them.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Circle of trust, in it he is not.

  • HoopDreams

    I think its time for a middle relief redo folks.

  • Elton Cod M.T.

    If this team hadn’t lost the game in the first with those two home runs Eo gave up, we would still be in the lead here. This is what happens when you keep losing the game in the first.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      ietc

  • Jim Piasecki

    Will we get another hit now. Lets see if this team has any fight left

    • I am Brett Godner

      Oh look BGT is back now that the lead is gone.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Rob Refsnyder at the plate, down one…guy on second…bottom of the ninth…

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      outs>?

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        Two…he took first on a 3-2 count…thought it was ball 4…now he walks, he got 3/4s of the r way to first..LMAO

        Roller up…

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        Roller strikes out on three pitches. Game over.

    • MustacheMasher

      He walked

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        Twice, lol

        • MustacheMasher

          No, only 1 walk in this game

          • Mike Ehrmantrout

            Twice in the same AB, took first on ball three. Got almost all the way down, ump had to call him back…pretty funny.

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        HE’S A COMPLETE PLAYER! BRING HIM UP!

      • vwnut13

        What do you mean by “walked”?

        • MustacheMasher

          He got a base on balls

  • Pkyankfan69

    Rob RuffRyder and Jacob LindGod please

  • Andy

    Jesus what an AB

  • Centaur Hips

    I hope Joe brings in both Betances and Miller even if the game is tied.

    • WT2

      Just bring up Lindgren, problem fixed after a few games.

  • goose

    Oh to have quality middle relief.

  • ScottinSJ

    Please show some resilience tonight, despite the fact that the manager hasn’t showed TWTW.

  • dave_8

    Well, why would Flores stay in the game — and Slade pinch hit — if Ells was down for the count already?

  • Captain Clutch

    If Ellsbury goes on the DL I hope that they play Gardner in CF and give one of the kids in AAA a chance to play everyday. Beltran can’t play the outfield anymore and if Jones plays everyday he will get exposed.

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      • MustacheMasher

        He will just get hurt on his way to the ballpark…

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Flores has been better. Slade’s struggling mightily lately.

      • JacobyWanKenobi

        That’s Gritcott to you

  • Y’s Guy

    We are Difo

  • Pkyankfan69

    Just had some delicious white pizza and about to have Rita’s

    BOOM

  • SweetSpot

    Gee. Imagine bringing someone up from AA.

  • ScottinSJ

    Yep, keep Carpenter in there. Why not?

  • Cuso

    That hit was pretty much a given on this night.

    Surprised it wasn’t 400 feet.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    I am quickly becoming a Shreve fan

  • Captain Clutch

    Carpenter can’t even get a AA guy out. Damn…

  • vwnut13

    “He has a boil on his face.”

  • SteveNj

    Difo? Come on carpy, thats embarrassing

  • FriarFlyer

    Time to disconnect Carpy

    • SteveNj

      *crapy should really be his name

      • Cool Yankees Dude

        D. Crapenter

        • SteveNj

          Boom lol

  • MustacheMasher

    Need to strech out Miller and Betances so they can get 21 outs between them on a daily basis

    • MP

      Two former starters. Trade for Joba and we’ll have a full rotation with Big Mike and Tank.

    • ScottinSJ

      Or starters have to be able to pitch 6+ innings.

      • MustacheMasher

        Nah, that plan is obviously not realistic

  • Alkaline

    Now Kay will go on for the next 3 innings about the purpose of the pitch out

  • MustacheMasher

    So is Carpenter getting the DFA treatment now? Letting him throw 50 pitches and then getting DFA’d tomorrow and calling up a fresh arm?

  • Pkyankfan69

    Queefo is pretty fast

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    So…. this is Carpy’s game to lose here? Last scoreless inning he pitched was, when?

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      7 pitch inning in the boston sweep iirc

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Also had a 1 pitch DP outing that series.

        • JacobyWanKenobi

          That was the buff from the circle of trust

    • I am Brett Godner

      Last game of the TB series.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Pitching AWESOME tonight though, all season really.

  • Cuso

    Tex is gonna get burned repeatedly if he continues to turn his back to the infield when he goes back to tag first and a runner rounding second

    • Andy

      lol what? he would have gunned him out. he looked right after he stepped on the base

    • Andy

      lol what? he would have gunned him out. he looked right after he stepped on the base

      • Cuso

        And my point is you freeze him by looking BEFORE you tag the base. He’s right there and has all day to tag the base. Look up at the runner AS you head to the base.

    • Alkaline

      He knew the situation. Running to first to guarantee that out asap and turning being ready to throw to 3rd is the right play there.

      • Cuso

        False. FREEZING the runner while going to tag the base is the right play there.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      what you want him to do, not get an out?

    • Cuso

      Guys, it takes a split second for him to look and freeze the runner. He had an eternity to go back and tag the base. The VERY thing happened last week and a runner went to 3rd base.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Have a nine man pen with each guy going one inning per game, pull their names from a hat to screw up the opposing managers game plan. Or not…

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      This sounds like the ultimate Binder strategy, and we all know how Girardi loves the Binder (AKA the team’s real manager)

  • dave_8

    Shreve vs Harper – Faux hawk vs faux Hawk?

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Betances should be warming up Lol

  • MustacheMasher

    Lets leave in Carp to face Harper… always wanted to see a 550 foot homer

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Bold move.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Lol why is Betances not facing Harper right now. Fuck off Joe

    • I am Brett Godner

      Better yet Miller and have Betances queued up for the big Save.

    • MustacheMasher

      I say just put in Miller… When you have the two great relievers use one of them for situations like this

  • MP

    Oh boy.

  • dave_8

    Event TV right now. Gotta BeShreve!

  • BigBlueAL

    By all means dont challenge Yunel freaking Escobar with Harper on deck.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    What? Bring in Delin ffsake.

  • ScottinSJ

    Nice work, Carpenter. Can’t wait for your next performance. Shit, just cut him loose.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Boyhood teammates, tied game, must see TV…

  • YankeeFan™

    Tough night for us Knicks fan I really was hoping 1-3. I really like Russell but I know the sixers will take him with the 3rd pick.

    • vicki

      and again i ask, aren’t all nights tough nights for knicks fans?

      • YankeeFan™

        True but I honestly thought we was getting 1-3. Tough to be a Knicks fan.

    • levendis

      Didnt want the big men, Towns body scares me and Okafor is an atrocious defender. Give me Winslow, Russell or Hezonja (look up the tape of this kid, his shot is beautiful). But Mills saying the Knicks might trade the pick worries me.

      • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

        Go get Deandre Jordan,Jimmy Butler and whatshisname and we’ll be fine. FA are the key.

        • levendis

          Butler is a RFA, Id be shocked if the Bulls dont match our offer. I think Deandre stays with the Clips. Monroe is our best bet.

          • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

            He and Paul hate each other.

            • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

              Phil will trade the pick, he already said Free agency is the way to go.

          • http://riveraveblues.com/ Mick

            Kevin Love.
            Rondo.
            Lebron!!!!!

      • YankeeFan™

        Yea I hope we don’t trade the pick. I think the Knicks might get Winslow or Mudiay.

        • levendis

          I think it comes down to Winslow and Russell. But I prefer Hezonja, doubt Phil has ever seen this kid play though.

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Carpenter is just not a good reliever. Now he leaves it up to Shreve to face Harper. I would have had Dellin warming. Now Shreve will give up the lead and Dellin won’t even get to pitch.

    • MustacheMasher

      I didn’t know Shreve already gave up the lead..

  • WT2

    I would have loved to see Betances vs Harper… too bad game situation doesn’t dictate so…

    • vicki

      oh but it does.

  • HoopDreams

    These two were teammates in college I believe

  • I am Brett Godner

    Don’t go Chasen waterfalls.

  • FriarFlyer

    Amazing Carpy throws 95 plus and is a total disaster

    • ScottinSJ

      He hits 98 actually. So much for speed.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Delin was wild also and worked it out. Hope Carpy does the same.

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    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE

  • Hankflorida

    So Sherve and Harper play golf together and Shreve beats him.

  • Centaur Hips

    Why didn’t he use Shreve earlier and bring in Wilson now?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      He’s moving up the CoT™ ladder

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Or he thought(hoped) Carpenter wouldn’t suck, and would bridge them to Betances/Miller.

  • MustacheMasher

    I still say IBB Harper..

  • Pkyankfan69

    Shreve looks like a real creeper with his mustache

  • WT2

    Oh I get it now. Girardi is hoping Harper feels bad about beating his old buddy and give him a break.
    Not a bad match up

    • I am Brett Godner

      It’s all in the binder baby.

      • Cool Yankees Dude

        The binder clearly wants to fuck with Harper…

        • WT2

          Girardi messed with Harper head and his old buddy beat him up.
          That is messed up and funny at the same time.
          I would have paid to see Betances vs Harper though. Watch a HW match.

  • BigBlueAL

    How about Betances instead of Shreve??

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Shreves stache: shades of the big unit.

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

    Carpenter showing emotion, I like it.

  • Y’s Guy

    not a good hack at that one!

  • dave_8

    nice arm action Shreve. fooled him once

  • dave_8

    twice

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    FUK YE

  • dave_8

    Shreve’s not scared!

  • Beauee

    Someone give that man a fucking medal.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    I really dont want extras

  • Andy

    Chasen is a beast

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Well done

  • MP

    Shreeeeeeve.

  • MustacheMasher

    Holy crap Harper swings violently…

  • HoopDreams

    Shreve is a savage!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Please score runs…

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Bryce went Chasen

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      10/10 post my friend

  • Franchise

    Welcome to the circle of trust

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    What was everyone saying about Atlanta and bad trades??

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Stick to football, Harper

  • dave_8

    Harper a little over anxious there. Shreve tripled up and still got him

    • Andy

      give Shreve some credit. Those pitches were nasty

      • dave_8

        of course. I’m a Shreve fan.

  • The Great Gonzo

    Just Chasen, man. Juuuust Chasen.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Three bad swings and Harper’s gone. Oh my.

  • Y’s Guy

    You know the Nats can smell first place in the air. The Yankees have to beat them back.

  • I am Brett Godner

    I warned Harper to not go Chasen waterfalls. Nats can have him. The kids unteachable

  • MustacheMasher

    Could they try Shreve as the 3rd reliever? No one else has really stepped up when they had the chance

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      What about Pinder? He’s been good when given time. Maybe let him slowly climb the ladder?

    • Bruce

      Wilson’s been very solid; just doesn’t get to pitch very much. Shreve’s the same story.

  • MP

    Please, please score some runs before we have to use more non-Betances/Miller relievers

  • Dalek Jeter

    Left work right as Carpy gave up the solo shot.

    Got home right in time to welcome Chasen (a dream) Shreve into the Circle of Trust ™

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Why do you ruin everything

      • Dalek Jeter

        Because you touch yourself at night.

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          It’s a morning ritual for me actually.

          • Dalek Jeter

            How do you not go right back to sleep?

      • The Great Gonzo

        This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • The Great Gonzo

    Yeah, let’s hang a run here. Thornton is mediocre, so let’s get it going here.

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

    Hi Matt Thornton. Long time no see.

  • Andy

    We need another big fly

  • MustacheMasher

    Well Thornton will probably strike out the side, because why not….

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

      Because it didn’t happen.

  • HoopDreams

    Matt Thornton the inherited runs king

  • Alex Reddardriguez

    Matt Thorton is Washington’s David Carpenter. Get the lead and bring in the Twin Towers.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Holy shit I was yelling right there, thought he’d be out

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      Tex bested a man in a foot race. We have to win tonight.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    I remember Thornton being terrible for the Yankees, then I also remember him being damn good later on.

  • dave_8

    ouch

  • The Great Gonzo

    Fastest I’ve ever seen tex run.

    • CashmanNinja

      Look at those gluten free legs fly!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Teix wins a race therefore Yankees win. QED

  • MustacheMasher

    Usain Bolt go home!

  • CashmanNinja

    Tex infield single. Well I’ll be damned.

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      second this week

    • Dalek Jeter

      Every time you watch a game you’ll see something you’ve never seen before.

      • CashmanNinja

        So you’re saying there’s a chance we could see the Yankees show some consistent offense? Ha. Good one.

        • Dalek Jeter

          When did you get so cynical about the Yankees?

          • CashmanNinja

            Probably when Tanaka went on the DL and crippled my fantasy team.

            • Dalek Jeter

              Welp, that’ll do it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Don’t know if I like that overhead view on balls in play. Is that what you all were complaining about at the beginning of the game?

  • Andy

    Look at the juggernaut chuggin his way to an infield hit

  • Pkyankfan69

    Not too far off from a nutsshot

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Just get Teix to 2nd base McCann. That’s where Headley thrives.

  • OldYanksFan

    Anyone see when that hit Thorton?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Where? Leg

  • Captain Clutch

    If Thornton beat Tex to 1st base after getting hit by the ball that would have been very pathetic

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    McCann can you just hit a grounder to the right side now…..

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      How much you wanna bet he grounds it to third

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        Popup, how crazy

    • CashmanNinja

      And ironically he hits a lazy fly to LF…the complete opposite of what was basically a free base hit they were giving him…

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    McCann needs to do something here.

    • HoopDreams

      Nope

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Not that.

    • Andy

      He did what he does best

    • The Great Gonzo

      Aaaaaaand we’re out

    • Pkyankfan69

      Does a lazy fly ball count as something?

    • Beauee

      Like pop out?

  • ScottinSJ

    McCann has been woeful.

  • Captain Clutch

    Bad at bat by McCann

  • Dalek Jeter

    Time for Chase to get Chasen his win.

    • The Great Gonzo

      That’s so meta

    • Centaur Hips

      He’ll need to do his best Solarte impression.

    • Cuso

      Close

      • Dalek Jeter

        So close.

    • WT2

      Chase is like Brosious, he doesn’t get really in it unless there are people on base…
      Everything else is boring for him:).

  • Cuso

    Man, he need to go full goggles again.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    How does he have 21 RBI again

    • I am Brett Godner

      Hitting with runners on.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      He’s a RISP machine

    • MustacheMasher

      Headley never only gets to first base with that stache… He always get to atleast 2nd so the runners get home

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Where did the porn stars on the team go and god damnit that was so damn close

  • CashmanNinja

    Damnnnnn. He gave that a ride.

  • MustacheMasher

    Since Teix is on a run now, maybe even let him steal a base? Dude is beating out everything lately

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      Go home Robbie Thompson, you’re drunk

      • MustacheMasher

        Nah, i perfer sending everybody else home..

  • MP

    Ugh.

  • WT2

    That ball really carried

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    GET DA A-ROD INNN

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow…for an athletic guy Span’s a bit of an adventure out there.

  • Hankflorida

    Pirela is due for a long one!

    • Cuso

  • Beauee

    Is Joe gonna release the centaur?

  • HoopDreams

    Why pinch hit for Pirela. The pitcher spot is two spots away.

    • WT2

      That is just Kay being Kay…

  • Centaur Hips

    Don’t worry guys. Barrett is on my fantasy team which means he gives up tons of hits and hard contact whenever he doesn’t K guys.

  • dave_8

    haha. pinch hit Didi. Kay cracks me up

  • Andy

    I want to see Dellin bat

    • MustacheMasher

      I have hit a HR with him in MLB The Show.. And they say its the most realistic sports game.. Soooo, you get where im going?

      • Cool Yankees Dude

        That you’re full of shit?

        • MustacheMasher

          Well I have the replay of it, so no… They always throw meatballs to your pitchers, so its not that hard to hit a bomb with a pitcher in the game

          • Cool Yankees Dude

            Artificial “Intelligence”

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Why does this HP umpire shout so damn much

  • I am Brett Godner

    Ballz

  • Dalek Jeter

    What an awful fucking camera inning. I had no idea if that was a line drive or a grounder off the bat.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    So is Pirela gonna hit at some point or nah?

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      GREGORIUS NOW, GREGORIUS FOREVER

    • HoopDreams

      I ask myself the same about Jones, Drew, McCann etc

    • Centaur Hips

      Maybe if they keep him in a platoon.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I thought he was like the right handed Robinson Cano?

      • Elton Cod M.T.

        Cano isn’t good any more, so, in that sense, yes.

      • vwnut13

        Robinson Cano = Stephen Drew

    • Hankflorida

      He got good wood on a bad pitch!

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      To be somewhat fair, he’s hitting the ball somewhat hard

    • dave_8

      Yes.

  • Jim Piasecki

    Pirela is so bad.

  • El duque

    Sure could use david phelps in this rotation now

  • Captain Clutch

    Now our best player is in the game

    • Andy

      he really is

    • WT2

      Seems like a little to late… but he is the most fun I have from watching our team.
      It is like playing a baseball videogame with a pitcher you know can’t be hit.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Why the fuck is Headley taken out for a dumb double switch or whatever the hell you call it

    • Dalek Jeter

      Because strategery or some such nonsense.

    • Centaur Hips

      ERRORS!

    • MustacheMasher

      I would have taken out Pirela and put in Didi, and then A-Rod to hit later… I don’t get that move at all

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        So Didi batting 2nd in the 9th? Probably trying to win it before extras.

        • MustacheMasher

          Didi playing SS and Drew playing 2nd

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            I get the defense, but that still leaves Didi batting 2nd in the 9th. I’d imagine they prefer ARod get an AB.

        • Centaur Hips

          Against Storen? Good luck with that Joe.

      • FriarFlyer

        Totally agreed was just typing the same… now all we need is ARod to get hurt

    • I am Brett Godner

      Double switches are part of the NL game. Joe has to show he knows how to do one? Either that or binder.

    • Elton Cod M.T.

      Baseball is like Joe Girardi playing chess,

    • vwnut13

      Dat strategy.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Nice–he thought that was coming at his shoulder.

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

    Mets are watching Randy Choate bat, I’m not joking.

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

      And was just walked by Jack Leathersich.

      • Andy

        reminds me of when K rod walked MO

      • Dalek Jeter

        That’s at least a 65 name tool right there.

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

          It is, I’ve commonly mispronounced it as Jack Leather-seich.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I’d intentionally mispronounce it Jack Leather-stitch to make him sound like a Leather Smith.

  • bruce smirnoff

    He was talking to himself on that “K”

  • YankeesJunkie

    Thatsounded goneoffthe bat.

  • Andy

    I am serious about dellin hitting…Pitch him for another inning if he only throws like 8 pitches. what would didi do?

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    I wasn’t watching for a second so I almost shat myself on that last at bat

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    A-Rod at 3B? Risky.

  • Andy

    definitely went come on

  • CashmanNinja

    How is that him checking his swing???

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      dont even matter

    • I am Brett Godner

      Umps can’t be fired.

      • WT2

        They are like government employees… lol

  • I am Brett Godner

    Trying to show up the centaur. That’s a dangerous game.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You won’t like him when he’s angry, Nationals

  • WT2

    I miss the times when Dellin used to come with the game on the line…

    • Centaur Hips

      This isn’t exactly low leverage.

  • Captain Clutch

    Offense please wake up

  • MustacheMasher

    only 9 pitches.. That great! Another inning for the big fella!

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Dellin for 2 innings makes the most sense. Dellin & Miller can combine for 4 innings if possible here.

    • I am Brett Godner

      Not necessary. Arod dinger to Miller to buffet table. Book it.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        yes sensei

  • Andy

    Serious question…pinch hit didi for dellin or no? I dont see the point

    • Dalek Jeter

      Eh, maybe if Drew makes out or hits a triple…if Drew gets on base via walk/HBP/single/double Dellin can just PH.

      • Dalek Jeter

        wait nevermind, forgot about the double switch. Don’t have to worry about that. The Rod is on deck.

    • vwnut13

      Dat double switch yo.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    BETANCES IS A BIG GUY FOR THE YANKEES

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    How deep is the Nats pen?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Isn’t it bad outside of Storen?

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

      A net negative for losing Tyler Clippard arguably, but Storen is good when on. The big name is really Tanner Roark, the 6th starter.

  • OldYanksFan

    Ya gotta let Dellin pitch the 9th. This could go extras, and Miller is our last quality bullet.

  • WT2

    I don’t get tired of watching him pitch… for God sakes he is not just filthy, he is just unfair on every level.
    Makes the hitters look like kids playing against big boys.

  • ScottinSJ

    Memo to Joe: Play to be leading by 1 in the late innings. The odds are quite good.

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    The point of the double switch was to let dellin pitch 2

    • ScottinSJ

      Then probably Miller for 2. After that, just pray.

  • Beauee

    So remember that time we thought Dellin couldn’t possibly be as dominant as last year? Yeah, I don’t either.

  • Elton Cod M.T.

    If National League fans had their way in basketball, then every 10 minutes of game time, the game would stop and Dwight Howard would have to shoot free throws. If he missed the free throws, then his team wouldn’t be allowed to play offense for a few minutes. Some people would say this is ugly basketball, but National League fans would say it is morally right. That’s what you get for not making your free throws. It’s part of the game.

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      Excellent observation, my friend

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      ietc

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    do something drew you piece of shit. good god i hate him

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      He’s 2 for 3, right?

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        about damn time. i’ve reached peak irrational hate for drew at this point

    • Andy

      I agree but he has two hits and two rbis tonight

  • MustacheMasher

    a 3 hit night? Or is that too much to ask for?

  • SteveNj

    Drew is going yard

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

      By hitting backwards?

      • SteveNj

        Reverse homerun why not

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’ll take a lead off walk.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Drew the man

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Nancy.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    fuck you Drew

  • Centaur Hips

    Our pen is better but man Storen is good.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura
    • WT2

      I will always rate that up just for kicks. It always cracks me up

  • NYYFanFromThePhilippines

    get the GIF ready

  • ScottinSJ

    Drew beats Drew. Predictable outcome.

  • dave_8

    Harper doing his Beltran impression

  • Dalek Jeter

    ALL THE BOOS FEED ON THEM ALEX

    • I am Brett Godner

      Feed the ARod. Feed it.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Shit on a stick

  • Dellin Betansaze

    Do you think they turn up the crowd mics for arod?

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    wowza that breaking ball is beautiful

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

    I am watching Mark Reynolds play Left Field……ook, Mike Matheny, that’s strange logic right there.

  • Andy

    That was a hanger

    • I am Brett Godner

      It was. That should have been over the fence.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    25 million dollar man.

  • Bruce

    Pretty good a/b for drew, but alas …

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Storen nasty

  • Dalek Jeter

    Throw him a fastball, you coward.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    So whats the order right now? Who’s up next?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Beltran, Gardner, Teix

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        out, grit, sext

  • Andy

    I don’t want to watch the game through a phone

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    this ump should be taken to the fucking pasture to be shot while his kids watch fucking scumbag

    • Andy

      it’s just too close to take

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

      It’s Jim Joyce, be a little more respectful.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Isn’t he the walrus mustachio’d bastard that blew the most obvious call to kill Galaraga’s perfect game?

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

          Yes, but overall, he’s an excellent umpire.

          • Dalek Jeter

            He may be, but overall I think that (and his glorious walrus mustache) are all he’ll ever be remembered for.

        • WT2

          Yup. but he is also one of the best Umps in the game. I would say if not top, at least top 2-3 for sure.

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

            He’s definitely one of my top 5 for sure

          • ScottinSJ

            He’s believed to be #1. Plus, that was indeed a strike.

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        isn’t he the worst of the worst

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

          No, no, no. His career is hidden behind the Armando Gallaraga perfect game blown. It happens. You ask around MLB, he’s got a great reputation.

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            i stand corrected

        • I am Brett Godner

          Naw. I mean Ulysses is totally over-rated but it’s not like he’s Rand or King or anything like that.

    • MustacheMasher

      I think Didi needs to get in the game to lighten your mood..

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        I really am not in the mood for extras. I hate extra innings so much sometimes

        • MustacheMasher

          Extra innings losses are the most depressing.. Especially since its 4 AM in my country, and I just wanna sleep.. Don’t want another 19 inning game, or even 11 inning game

  • YankeesJunkie

    Fuck you ump!

  • dave_8

    too close to take

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Removing the bat from the shoulder is often suggested in situations such as these, Alex.

  • I am Brett Godner

    Ballz

  • SteveNj

    Borderline can’t take that

  • WT2

    Ok Beltran, time to take the lead

  • Dalek Jeter

    that was outside and you haven’t been calling it all night. It’s close enough where I wouldn’t complain if you’d been consistantly calling it…but you haven’t

  • Bruce

    Nope, not in …

  • Y’s Guy

    That was the traditional “too close to take with 2 stikes” non-strike to Arod.

  • SteveNj

    Time for more dealing dellin

  • CashmanNinja

    Considering all of the aerial camera views they keep showing…you’d think they could at least provide a few of the plate from above so we could gauge whether something hits the corner or not.

  • Bruce

    Good time for Beltran to belt one …

  • vwnut13

    Beltre is my fav yank.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Productive 9th for ny.

  • Bruce

    Late and overmatched …

  • Centaur Hips

    Miller will keep it alive.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Why is Miller coming in? …

      • Centaur Hips

        Or dellin. I assumed Miller replaced him.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    If ells hurt who gets called up?

    • Beauee

      The JUDGE.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Probably Flores.

  • Captain Clutch

    This looks like a Nats W ever since Eovaldi crapped his pants.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Let’s not take this one to the 18th, mmmkay?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      I’d rather lose on this pitch

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Have we even won a game in extras this year?

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Nope, 0-2 I believe

  • joeman

    hey ump you need glasses

    • chicken_stanley

      Joeman!!?? Where have you been hiding?

      • joeman

        didn’t know where everyone went…most of the peeps here ?

        • chicken_stanley

          A mix of familiar faces and new acquaintances… pretty nice place.
          By the way… Go GGBG!! :)

  • bernbabybern

    The 0-1 pitch to Arod was the one to mash.

    • Dalek Jeter

      He’s not reacting to offspeed stuff well yet/at all.

      • dave_8

        Always been a guess hitter

  • Bruce

    It was Eovaldi’s game tonight, & he let it get away.

  • Y’s Guy

    It’s about to get Uggla…

  • WT2

    It seems we are good for 3 more innings. Dellin 1, Miller 2. Then hope and pray for the best.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I wonder if Joe will use Miller in a tie game on the road…

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        he willl

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Has he yet?
          Seems like he’s avoided it in the past.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            I guess he will.

      • ScottinSJ

        No question whatsoever.

  • SteveNj

    Dan Popeye uggla coming up

  • Hankflorida

    Compared to the last series, this has been a heck of a game. David versus Goliath, I hope!

  • HoopDreams

    Dellin vs Uggla, that should be entertaining

  • WT2

    99 mph nice

  • MustacheMasher

    Noooo! Dellin will lose his 0.00 ERA just like he lost his mustache

    • YankeesJunkie

      Not to Taylor though!

    • Centaur Hips

      Dellin could throw another 30 scoreless and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

  • Andy

    such a treat

  • SteveNj

    Interesting walk up song for Uggla lol

    • Andy

      what was it?

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        4-5 seconds

      • SteveNj

        Couldn’t tell but it sounded horrid lol vaguely sounded familiar

    • Dalek Jeter

      Nothing beats Careless Whisper, which Josh Reddick used for a while…he may still.

  • Beauee

    Uggla still plays? Wowzer.

    • vicki

      “plays,” after a fashion.

      still not as bad as robinson cano.

  • Dalek Jeter

    “He can’t hit your curve and loves the fast ball, bounce a few and we’ll be past him.”

    • Since_77

      Thinking the samething. Especially fastball inside.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    You got to be shitting me uggla, that stance!

  • WT2

    Another one lol. Hey at least we get 4 innings of Dellin and Miller.
    Not that we want to, but hey there is always a positive about Girardi leaving EO 2 batters longer than he should had

  • HoopDreams

    Dan Uggla doe

  • Centaur Hips

    This matchup is almost an auto K.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Since when does Uggla have such a good eye?

    • Beauee

      I was thinking the same thing. Who is this man at the plate and what has he done with Uggla.

    • Centaur Hips

      Always. Eye isn’t his problem.

    • WT2

      Since he knew he had not shot at hitting Dellin and decided just not to swing…

  • Captain Clutch

    Throw it over the plate and make him hit it.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Don’t walk this looser, challenge him

  • WT2

    Oh common Joyce… stop trying to balance the game by not calling that strike.
    We know Dellin is unfair but that is a strike.

  • HoopDreams

    Ugglas best ab since he was a Florida Marlin

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

      Eh, probably one of his better Braves seasons, 2011 or 2012.

    • WT2

      Again, he just knew he had no shot to hit Dellin so he just gave up and decided not to swing at anything…

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    seriosuly Delllin

  • David Ortiz Milkshake

    That slurve/slider/changeup is filthy.

  • SteveNj

    Uggla?? Come on

  • MustacheMasher

    Thats worse than walking Beltran or Drew…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Uggla’s best AB of his career (possibly his life).

  • ScottinSJ

    Very bad walk to a very bad hitter.

  • Beauee

    A walk to Uggla…by Betances…YCPBS.

  • Captain Clutch

    You can’t walk any easy out like Uggla. You have to throw it down the middle and make him hit it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      If there’s one thing Uggla can do is it’s hit a fastball out. He threw a lot of curves that a lot of times would have generated swings and misses.

  • SteveNj

    I hear everytime Uggla walks a angel loses its wings

    • Dalek Jeter

      So..now like 8 angels ever have wings?

      • SteveNj

        Just imagine being the unlucky one. Man seriously who walked Dan Uggla??

        • Dalek Jeter

          Oh I misread it. I just sorta assumed you said “gets” its wings. So 8 angels have LOST their wings.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    So A-Rod gets called out on a pitch below the knees but Uggla (!) gets the benefit of the doubt twice. Ugh.

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

    I wonder if Jim Joyce changed his strike calling style, cause I’m not hearing the STRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE behind the plate.

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      He saves his energy for outs at first base

      • Centaur Hips

        *outs

    • ropeadope1

      Take the wax out of your ears.

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

        Eliminate the crowd. They aren’t helping my hearing.

        • ropeadope1

          He’s been in good voice tonight. Coming through loud and clear for me.

  • DeutschlandNY

    Jim ,please you called that before!

  • Beauee

    That was the same damn pitch. Cmon.

    • WT2

      Yeah, I have never seen Joyce making so many bad pitch calls… it was really weird… he was calling the same pitch ball or strike.
      I think Dellin was just way too filthy for his taste

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Nice

  • Beauee

    That’ll do.

  • Since_77

    That was so strike 3 !

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    NICE PLAY DREW!

  • Dellin Betansaze

    I hate when Kay says “Free Baseball!”

    • SteveNj

      Nothing is free In life!

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Chris Young will save us

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Alright guys whatever the fuck youve been doing for the past 3 hours, do something oppositee. Been in the basement watching on the TV, now I’m going to watch on my laptop in my bed.

  • WT2

    Joyce is a great umpire but he really didn’t help Dellin in that inning by not calling the slurve (sp?) in the middle of the plate

  • Adam

    BONUS CANTOS is the worst thing said during televised baseball.

    • Andy

      There are worse things to get riled up over

  • Bruce

    Pitcher’s best friend …

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gritner bomb.

  • ScottinSJ

    FYI: BOS, BAL, TB win; TOR loses

  • HoopDreams

    Score here

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Anyone know the ETA for Nova?

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      Too late

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    someone hit. Please.

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

    Ejection No. 51 of the season, Larry Rothschild by HP Umpire Jim Joyce (No. 66), arguing balls and strikes. First ejection of the season for the Yankees.

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

      Or not. Alright.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Well now possibly not.

  • SteveNj

    Joe refused to leave

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      Kinda like Lauren Hill?

      • SteveNj

        She needs to get lost

    • Mark Castillo

      Wasnt Joe who got ejected. Was Rothchild who was ejected.

      • SteveNj

        Wow grandpa Larry

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

        That was confirmed and I’ve adjusted the post as a result.

  • Andy

    that’s a triple

  • Dalek Jeter

    YOU’RE FUCKING JOKING ME

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      Dammmmmn

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

    Robbery.

  • MustacheMasher

    Thats gonna be fun if Robbie will manage. Trying to leg out an inside the park homerun on a drag bunt

  • ScottinSJ

    Game-saver. Damn.

  • Y’s Guy

    DAMN!

  • SteveNj

    Figures

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    The binder is assuming full control

  • Beauee

    You have to be fucking kidding me. You have to be.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Damn

  • I am Brett Godner

    Fuck you Denard. Fuck you right in your fucking ear hole!!!!

  • Centaur Hips

    What happened?

    • Beauee

      Span stole a triple away from Gritner.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Gardner laced one into the RCF gap only to have Span make a diving catch on what would’ve been a stand up triple.

  • MustacheMasher

    That just saved the game so far for the Nats..

  • WT2

    Holy $#$#

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    Denard Span

  • Bruce

    W/plenty of glove to spare …

  • WT2

    Ok yeah, Joyce is now really frustrating with his inconsistent game calling

    I have never seen him doing that

  • YankeesJunkie

    #exitvelo

  • Beauee

    Lawl Kay throwing shade at Nats fans.

  • SteveNj

    Lol Nats fans leaving

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    This definitely feels like a next team to homer wins game.

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      PANIC
      A
      N
      I
      C

    • Centaur Hips

      So Harper vs. Tex basically.

    • WT2

      Agreed. We are good for 2 more innings then right?

  • Andy

    gross. Young has looked rough tonight besides that his rbi single

  • Captain Clutch

    Young has had some ugly swings tonight

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Joyce is the worst ump in the MLB if only for his obnoxious as fuck shouting

    • ScottinSJ

      Sound logic. And wrong as could be.

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    What a catch. Fuck you Span.

  • Bruce

    A lot of National’s fans don’t believe in free baseball because following the bottom of the 9th, a lot of them took off because, after all, they’ve got so much to do to keep the country running so smoothly …

    • Carl Fisher

      As a DC resident (from NYC) and an attendee of the game the reason many people had to leave was the metro closes early in DC. SUCKS.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Michael Kay left out the part about avoiding scandals

  • SteveNj

    No tex don’t walk!

    • Centaur Hips

      No Tex make outs instead!

  • Since_77

    They are constantly pitching around Teixeira

    • Since_77

      Need a hitter behind him

  • Andy

    Dellin vs. Jim Joyce brawl-make it happen

  • SteveNj

    Please plant one McCann

  • Beauee

    Oof. McCann. Do something productive. Like not sucking.

  • HoopDreams

    Get a big hit for once McCann

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

    That was Larry Rothschild’s 2nd ejection as Yankees pitching coach, the other was August 30, 2011 when John Lackey beaned Francisco Cervelli. That was a memorable ejection, because that’s not Larry Rothschild’s nature.

  • Dalek Jeter

    SKJRM over Didi? Definitely helps Didi’s confidence.

    • Centaur Hips

      Well it’s a LHP…

  • Andy

    I really don’t like McCann

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

      Brian McCann certainly doesn’t like you.

      • Andy

        why, is he antisemitic?

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

          That was absolutely unnecessary. (I am Jewish.)

        • Mandy Stankiewicz

          No he just hates total weiners

          • Mike Ehrmantrout

            He definitely didn’t like Nathan’s hotdogs innings 1-4.1. I’ll see myself out now.

          • Sir Didi Nakamura

            Well fuck you too.

  • SteveNj

    Wtf McCann

  • Beauee

    K on a ball way out of the zone.

  • I am Brett Godner

    Jesus McCann. That was pathetic.

  • MustacheMasher

    I think Joe was just complimenting Joyce on his mustache…

  • Hankflorida

    I guess the baseball gods are still punishing the Yanks but eventually things will even out as we are on a bad streak.

  • Bo Knows

    OT: I don’t know if this has been said but Rob Refsnyder went 2-4 with a walk today bringing up his line to .312/.378 with a .818 OPS

    • WT2

      The kid keeps hitting his way…

      • Bo Knows

        He’s done nothing but mash from the day he was drafted. Drew might have 2 knocks today but that doesn’t change the fact he’s been hitting like shit and imo no amount of defense should mean him being the starter at this point. I want Ref up, I can live with defensive shortcomings

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    MURDER THEM

  • ScottinSJ

    WSH knew Tex was the only threat and they made the easy call by walking him. McCann needs several days off.

  • LongtimeFan

    I was screaming to the highest mountain top to resign Martin. Now were stuck with Brian I refuse to walk McCann

    • Bo Knows

      Well Martin offensively sucked in pinstripes, the only bonus would have been that his deal would have been much cheaper.

      • Elton Cod M.T.

        Martin had a miserable slump, but he was still better than Chris Stewart.

  • BigBlueAL

    McCann deserves as much hatred from Yankee fans as Drew and Beltran if not even moreso considering his contract, age and expectations.

  • Beauee

    I thought McCann was going to be stellar for us. What the shit McCann. What the shit.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    That ball was a plate off the plate.

  • SteveNj

    We should trade McCann for swihart….. Joking I swear

    • DeutschlandNY

      The Boston Red Sox should make a HF, they know how to pump and dump their players.

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

      We should trade Blake Swihart for a klondike bar.

      • SteveNj

        One of those would be nice right now

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    My god, he didn’t save Miller for the save!

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      You’re right… BECAUSE HE’S BEING PUT OUT FOR THE WIN

    • YankeesJunkie

      Torre is rolling in his grave.

    • Cuso

      Miller is going 2 innings tonight if it gets that far.

  • WT2

    That was an interesting fact about the last train. Kay made me smarter today…
    Ok that means we are in trouble.

    • SteveNj

      Kay had his own train mishap today haha

  • ScottinSJ

    Kay backtracking on the fans’ exodus. Someone obviously explained the situation to him.

    • Cool Yankees Dude

      Why? What was the situation?

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    So, and then there was Didi.

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

      CC Sabathia homer time.

      • Mike Ehrmantrout

        He could pinch hit for Drew in the 14th

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    It feels like we’re down 5

  • MustacheMasher

    Eovaldi also started the 19 inning game..

  • I am Brett Godner

    Filthy

  • Beauee

    That was a painfully uncomfortable at bat for Desmond.

  • Cool Yankees Dude

    Garrett Jones is going to try and join the circle of trust tonight, I can feel it

    • Andy

      He already batted and struck out horribly

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      He belongs in Tampa in extended spring training, one AB a week isn’t enough for the poor guy.

      • Cool Yankees Dude

        No kididng.

  • SteveNj

    They should pinch hit cc, is that possible?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Sure. But he’s a terrible hitter.

      • SteveNj

        Still remember those bombs he hit for the brew crew

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          That was a long, long time ago.

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

        Still, if we have to burn Didi, at some point, it will be a question of who bats.

  • Beauee

    Harper v. Miller is going to be fun.

  • MustacheMasher

    This will probably go atleast 12 innings, since there is no way in hell they score on Miller when he has that filthy stuff

    • I am Brett Godner

      Dude, no. Just no.

    • ScottinSJ

      Bad form, pal. Really bad.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Look, you’ve been a great asset of the RAB community in your short time here, but I’m going to have to ask you to leave for tonight, or at least until Miller leaves the game.

      • MustacheMasher

        Yeah, i see it now… I fucked up on that one.. Usually I hate when people jinx, and now I did it myself.. Time to get some sleep

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Consider yourself lucky, I wish I had an excuse to got bed.

    • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

      with being up 6-2 they shouldn’t be in extra innings. Should have been able to close this game out in regular time

      • ScottinSJ

        They absolutely should be in extra innings. Eovaldi sucked and Joe stayed with him too long. And Carpenter spit the bit.

        • I am Brett Godner

          Yeah but those things shouldn’t have happened.

    • bernbabybern

      Neg rep, neg rep!!!

  • Beauee

    Miller, you always make me so nervous.

    • Hankflorida

      Shades of Soriano!

  • WT2

    Oh well, Miller vs Harper is the second best after Dellin vs Harper

  • Andy

    Would have loved to have seen that swing and miss

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Esobars face annoys the fuck outta me.

    • SteveNj

      Something just screams im a douche and prob hates puppies

    • DeutschlandNY

      Reminds me of Gomez.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    I know everyone here loves Harper, and he’s a really really talent young man, but he’s still a total bitch.

    • Sir Didi Nakamura

      Your slander is mean

    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      That’s a clown statement bro.

    • JacobyWanKenobi

      I wish he’d be a total bitch on the yankees

      • Sir Didi Nakamura

        This

    • SteveNj

      How is he a bitch?

      • Mandy Stankiewicz

        Attitude/eye roll/talking after that called strike, he seems like an insufferable personality

        • Sir Didi Nakamura

          Probably but if he hits dingers and annihilates pitching, he can be the biggest bitch ever for all I care.

        • bernbabybern

          But on our team he’d be Paul O’Neill…

  • WT2

    Again, This is Jim Joyce worse game calling I have ever seen and I have had Direct TV MLB package since 2003.

  • Centaur Hips

    Batters hitting .053 against Miller coming into this game. Has given up 3 hits and 8 BBs.

  • Cuso

    It’s getting to be uh-oh time

    • Cuso

      Psych

      • Cuso

        Hello, 1992

  • Andy

    big K. Harper has been rough in the clutch tonight besides that homer

  • WT2

    KO for the future Yankee (^_^)

  • Mike Ehrmantrout

    Jim Joyce doing his best Joe West impression tonight.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Jesus christ what a fucking huge strikeout

  • HoopDreams

    That was a scary looking swing, unreal bat speed.

  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam
    • Mike Ehrmantrout

      Too many shapes and colors…

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

        Yeah, but the idea is pretty obvious.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    Miller looking bleak for the 11th…

  • SteveNj

    Where was that?

  • Cuso

    I wanna punch Santangelo right in his FP

  • Cuso

    Yup

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Ugh Mike called it

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

    Well, jeez, that was barely a home run.

  • MustacheMasher

    Well fuck me…

  • Cuso

    There goes the 0.00

  • Captain Clutch

    Didn’t expect that against Miller

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Well that sucked

  • CashmanNinja

    God damn this.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Oops.

  • Centaur Hips

    Curse of the non save opp…

  • SteveNj

    Bite me Joyce! Previous pitch was a strike

  • RetroRob

    Ouch. And I turned on the TV as the ball was flying towards the poll.

    Eventually one of Betances or Miller was going to give up a run.

  • SweetSpot

    Was bound to happen eventually. Can’t go all season with a 0.00

  • bernbabybern

    Aw, fuck.

  • Bruce

    Bound to happen sometime …

  • YankeeFan™

    My night just got worse fuck

  • JacobyWanKenobi

    I’m not mad about anything after the 5th inning of this game

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Not even the offense?

  • Beauee

    Not even mad with Miller. Bound to happen at some point. Can’t be perfect forever.

  • Bruce

    Tomahawked that beotch …

  • SweetSpot

    This loss is on EO. 6-2 lead in the 5th . . . gone.

    • Beauee

      Eo, Carpenter, Girardi, and McCann honestly.

      • SteveNj

        Eo girardi carp McCann

    • I am Brett Godner

      I’m demoting him to Lt. Eo.

  • Sir Didi Nakamura

    fuck that shit

  • http://yankeecanada.com/ Bob(bobby) M.

    a game the Yankees should have won and gave it away

  • Captain Clutch

    It all goes back to if Girardi took out Eovaldi when he should have…maybe they would have won. You can’t always give the other team 2-3 extra batters when the starting pitcher is done. This happens too often with Girardi.

    • Bruce

      If Eo can’t hold a 6-2 lead in the 5th, what good is he; I mean really?

      • Captain Clutch

        He has shown that he isn’t very good. I know he is still young and will hopefully get better but right now he is what he is. A guy who throws hard but his fastball is straight, location isn’t great and he doesn’t have an out pitch.

        • Bruce

          At this point, just about sums it up …

    • Y’s Guy

      They would have had to used someone other than the guys they used to get another .2 outs. I’m not putting that on Girardi. Eovaldi didnt get the job done.

      • Captain Clutch

        Guys were hitting absolute rockets against him and it was obvious that he was finished. Yes someone else could have blown the game but you have to get another arm in there. When Eovaldi is done it goes down hill very quickly you can’t expect him to correct himself like you would with an ace/good pitcher.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You need to be able to get at least 5ip out of your starter though. There is no guarantee that Shreve/Carpenter/Wilson/Rogers are going to be better. Plus, what manager ever has their bullpen ready to come into the game at the first sign of trouble in the 5th. I like him, but this game’s on Eo, not Joe.

      • SweetSpot

        100% on the money.

      • Beauee

        My biggest problem: Girardi put in Carpenter with a one run lead, after a day of rest. I like Joe, but that annoyed me to no end.

        • WT2

          This 100%. That was the game and he brought up the Pitcher he trust the less.
          Really? Yes really… that is what he did.

          • bernbabybern

            That’s Joe’s formula, the farther away from the 9th inning, the lower in the bullpen he goes.

          • WT2

            And not only that, he did it knowing that he can use the bullpen as much as he wants because they have Thursday off. He only needed to get at least a tie in the series.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            It appears Carpenter isn’t the pitcher he trusts the least.
            Carp is/was at least ahead of Pinder/Rogers.
            L/R matchups probably precluded Shreve at that point.
            That left Carpenter.

            • WT2

              I really thought he would bring Shreve at that point.
              Joe normally brings RPs one batter before, just like he does with the save situations. That was his rule, but so far this year he seems to be 1-2 batter behind.
              I think he is just trying too hard to bring up EO’s confidence and it is blowing up in his face. It’s already twice and they have started loosing streaks.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Who’s he gonna go to in the 6th? get 12 outs from Betances and Miller? This is the 40th game of the regular season, not an elimination game in the post season.

          • Beauee

            Why not Shreve? Or Wilson who has had some really good moments. Carpenter has been the worst reliever on the staff. See if you can get a bigger lead and put him in later. That should not have been the first move. I think Joe does a good job with the bullpen generally, but I really thought that was a mistake.

            • Dalek Jeter

              I think Carp is better than he’s been, so I didn’t mind the move, but I totally wouldn’t have minded if he left Wilson in and tried to patch it to the 7th then go to Betances for two with the two off days this week..alas, hindsight is 20/20.

              • Beauee

                I was kinda hoping he’d do something like that. I know hindsight is 20/20 but Carp blowing a one run lead at this point is kinda predictable given the way he has been pitching. But at any rate, it doesn’t really matter. You can’t expect to hold a one run lead for like four innings.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  That’s why it circles back to Eo needing to be better than he did. When you score 6 runs and get a 4 run lead you expect your starting pitcher to not turn around and hand 3 of those runs right back. Loses happen, they’re happening a lot lately, but this one is squarely on Eo. On a day when he had to just be good he couldn’t do that.

                  • Beauee

                    Eh I wouldn’t put it squarely on Eo, but yeah it is mostly on him.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              Wilson was already out of the game.
              As for Shreve, it was probably primarily a L/R thing (not that it should be a big issue with Shreve, but the Binder says).
              I’d like to see them start giving Pinder some more responsibility (and/or call up Lindgren).

              • Beauee

                I forgot Wilson was. I would have just let him keep pitching in that case then.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      The problem is the alternatives weren’t much better, but even so they should have taken him out earlier. Eo was left in two batters too many.

  • HoopDreams

    This bullpen needs some readjusting

    • Centaur Hips

      They gave up 1 run in how many IP?

      • HoopDreams

        Overall, they haven’t been all that impressive. I’m speaking specifically the middle relief. And they gave 3 runs

        • Centaur Hips

          Outside of Miller I meant who’s been epic.

          • HoopDreams

            Carp, Wilson and Rogers have been shaky. Martin was looking poor as well, whether or not it was the injury but looking at his resume it was probably both

            • Bruce

              Martin and Wilson have been fine, Rogers meh and Carpenter disappointing.

            • Centaur Hips

              Rogers is just the mop up guy so it’s not a big deal. Wilson’s FIP is a lot better than his ERA and Martin had a FIP around 2. Carpenter is a problem but I’m confident he’ll turn it around. I just don’t think they’re this bad. It will get better.

              • Bruce

                Carpenter needs to get straightened out somehow. He needs to pitch regularly for a week or two and get his rhythm back. Don’t know if they’ll give him that here.

                • Beauee

                  Shreve has pitched less innings than Carpenter and he hasn’t been bad. I mean I get it. I want Carp to straighten it out and I think he is better than this, but the “he hasn’t pitched” thing is wearing thin on me.

                  • Bruce

                    Yeah, I should have added Shreve to the list as well. Shreve, Wilson, and Martin are solid guys in that bp imo. Carpenter not so much so far. I think Wilson and Martin should be the 7th inning tandem depending on need, opponent, and matchups, and Shreve can be used in almost any capacity, loogy or inning(s) when and if needed. The drumbeat for Lindgren will grow increasingly louder, but a right-hander to complement the above guys would be ok too, better/deeper starting pitching, and of course, more hitting please! Can anyone bunt for a hit on this club? Would be nice to move opposition infielders in and get them out of their defensive patterns/rhythms.

    • Beauee

      The middle relief really does. Last year we had Warren step up. We need someone like there. A seventh inning guy if you want to call it that.

  • WT2

    Oh well it was bound to happen when Joe threw away the game on the 5th trying to get EO the win.
    I am a fan of Girardi and the way he control the bullpen but he has thrown away 2 critical games both pitched by EO, the one in Tampa and this one.
    I know he is trying to build EO’s confidence but he can’t keep throwing away games trying to build his confidence. Both game started loosing streaks. Lets hope this is not the case tomorrow because for the first time ever I am frustrated with those 2 bullpen decisions. Not that he cares right?

  • SteveNj

    I’m Scott barna

  • BigBlueAL

    I’m beginning to think the Yankees are just as cursed as the Knicks now lol.

  • Jim Piasecki

    Bad teams find ways to lose. Sorry this is the team from the first week soon to be below .500 and no longer in first place. Maybe now some changes will be made

  • ScottinSJ

    Brutal loss, and one that Joe “hesitation” Girardi had a huge hand in. This team is in trouble. If Ellsbury goes down, look out below.

    • Y’s Guy

      Im so shocked to hear that from you of all people…

    • WhittakerWalt

      The players lost this game.

  • Elton Cod M.T.

    Miller failed, because he failed and also failed to fail at the right time. What a failure.

  • Dalek Jeter

    “I can’t believe the manager didn’t have his bullpen ready to enter the game with 1 out in the 5th” this place borders on ridiculous during loses and losing streaks.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Word.

    • Beauee

      Totally get what you’re saying and I agree for the most part, but if Eo is going to be prone to Hughes/Burnett like implosions, Joe is going to have to be on the lookout. Then again, I guess there is some merit to the idea of having him work through it. You can’t expect to get 5-6 innings from your bullpen every fifth day.