Archive for Open Thread
Although the five-game winning streak ended earlier this afternoon, the Yankees wrapped up their eight-game road trip with a blowout win in the second game of the doubleheader. They won six of those eight games, so yeah, the trip was a smashing success. This team makes no sense. Nothing about them says they should have the most wins in MLB (24) at this very moment, but here we are. It’s remarkable.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing the Cardinals on ESPN, plus you’ve also got NBA and NHL playoff action as well. The (New York) Rangers are playing Game Seven of their first round matchup against the Capitals, so that should be a nerve-wracking blast. Talk about any of that and more, have at it.
Well that was a very satisfying weekend series against the Royals, don’t you think? Three games and three wins … can’t ask for much more. The Yankees have now won five straight and are guaranteed a winning record on this eight-game road trip. Things are going pretty darn well for the Bronx Bombers right now, far better than I think anyone could have reasonable imagined.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the night. The ESPN Sunday Night Game is a dud (Angels at White Sox), but at least the pitching matchup is solid (Wilson vs. Sale). There’s also some NHL and NBA playoff action on various channels. Talk about any of those games and more right here. Enjoy.
Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there. None of us would be where we are without you.
The Yankees are in Colorado to play the Rockies, which means they’re in the Mountain Time Zone. That means we have to wait longer than usual for baseball. The game doesn’t start until 8:40pm ET, so here’s an open thread to tide you over until the regular game thread goes up. The Mets (and Matt Harvey!) are playing the White Sox, MLB Network is airing a game (teams depend on where you live), plus there’s NBA (Knicks!) and NHL (Isles!) playoff action going on. Plenty of ways to kill the time.
I have no idea why it took me so long to stumble across the MLB.com Classics YouTube channel, but better late than never. That is Game Six of the 1996 World Series up there, in its entirety. From Jimmy Key throwing the first pitch to John Wetteland throwing the last. That is pretty awesome. Like many of you, 1996 was my first World Championship as a fan and I will it never forget it.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the night. ESPN is showing the Braves and Reds (Maholm vs. Arroyo), plus there’s a bunch of NBA and NHL (Rangers!) playoff action on as well. Talk about any of that stuff and more. Enjoy.
Here is your open thread for the evening. The ESPN Sunday night game is a good one, the Dodgers at the Giants (Ryu vs. Cain). You might be able to catch the end of the Knicks game if you click over to ABC real quick, but there will be some NHL playoff action later tonight as well. You folks know how these things work by now, right? Good. Enjoy.
Nice bounceback win this afternoon, especially since Phil Hughes turned in his best start of the season and fourth consecutive strong start. By Game Score (81), it was the best start of his career, tied with this one. Pretty awesome. Good Phil sure is fun to watch.
Here is your open thread for the night. There is plenty of NHL action on tonight, plus the Nets are playing Game Seven. The Mets were rained out, but MLB Network will air a game later. Most will see the Dodgers at the Giants (Magill vs. Vogelsong), which is always fun. Talk about those games or anything else. Have at it.
The Yankees are off today and will welcome the Athletics to the Bronx for a three-game weekend series starting tomorrow — mid-homestand off-days are always weird, no? — so this is a good chance to get away from baseball for a night. I know that’s what I’ll be doing. The more I write about the game, the Yankees or just in general, the more I appreciate the time away.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are off, but MLB Network will air the Nationals and Braves (Haren vs. Medlen). The Nets and Rangers are both playing playoff games tonight, and if the Nets lose, they go home. Talk about those games or anything else here. Enjoy.
I wrote this today, and the video is too good not to share even if it has nothing to do with the Yankees.
Here is your open thread for this beautiful evening. The weather has been really awesome this weekend, probably the first true “baseball weather” weekend of the year. The ESPN Sunday night game is a good one, the Braves at the Tigers (Minor vs. Fister). There’s also some NBA playoff action going on as well. Talk about any of those games and more right here. Go nuts.
Well that was a fun game this afternoon, wasn’t it? The Yankees have let the other team score first in each of their last seven games (!) now, but this team really battles and they notched yet another come-from-behind today. Stressful, but a win is a win.
Here is your open thread for the night. MLB Network will air a game later tonight and there are a bunch of NBA playoff games on as well, but otherwise talk about whatever’s on your mind here. Go nuts.
I didn’t see a single pitch of tonight’s game and I only caught the last inning and a half on the radio, so tonight’s recap won’t be too detailed. Based on the box score, I picked a pretty good game to miss. Right-hander Alex Cobb held the Yankees to three singles and a walk in 8.1 innings of work, and it wasn’t until there were two outs in the ninth inning that New York had a man reach third base. Robinson Cano and Travis Hafner did bat while representing the tying run in the final frame though, and that’s really all you can ask for after being lulled to sleep for the first eight innings.
Brennan Boesch is going to get most (i.e. all) of the blame for Tampa’s two-run rally in the fifth, but all he did was allow the runners to advance a base. That whole rally started when Andy Pettitte hit Jose Molina (!) with a pitch in a two-strike count (!!) to leadoff the inning (!!!). That is a major no-no. Pettitte almost pitched out of the mess before Ben Zobrist’s two-run single, then Sean Rodriguez stretched the lead with a solo homer an inning later. Three runs (two earned) with ten strikeouts and one walk in six innings is some damn fine work by Andy, just not damn fine enough to win.
MLB.com has the box score and video highlights, FanGraphs the nerdier starts, and ESPN the updated standings. The Yankees scored just five runs in the three games at Tropicana Field and head home on the heels of a 3-3 road trip. Not great, not awful. Acceptable, I guess. The Blue Jays will be in the Bronx for a four-game weekend series starting Thursday night, when the pitching matchup will be Hiroki Kuroda against Mark Buehrle. Check out RAB Tickets if you want to catch any of the four games, I’m sure there are plenty of good seats left.