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Razzle Dazzle 'Em
2008-06-01 08:39
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

If someone told me in March that a matchup of the Yankees' and Twins' best starters on June 1 would pit Darrell Rasner against Nick Blackburn, I'd have thought they were crazy, but that's exactly the case this afternoon as 26-year-old rookie Blackburn (4-3, 3.39 ERA) faces off against 27-year-old Rasner (3-1, 1.80 ERA).

Blackburn will be making his first career start against the Yankees. Rasner, who was the Yankees best pitcher in May, will be looking to keep things going in June. Rasner has given the Yankees a minimum of six innings in each of his first six starts, and after last night's extra-inning win, the Yankees will want him to go deep again today, though Mark Feinsand reports that Scott Patterson has been called up off his own strong May to add a fresh arm to the Yankee bullpen. Morgan Ensberg, who was hitting .164/.239/.164 since April 15, was designated for assignment to make room for Patterson.

Rasner has allowed just one run in his last 13 innings, though that one was enough to get him the loss in his last start, which the Yankees lost to the Orioles by an eventual final of 3-1. Today his support features Wilson Betemit at first base with Jason Giambi getting the day off and, as has been the standard pairing, Chad Moeller behind the plate.

Comments (238)
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2008-06-01 10:46:33
1.   Jeb
Guys, this is OUR month. we're now over .500 for the first time in a damn long time. We had a winning May -- hooray. I really think the worst is behind us and despite taking on some water, the ship's still afloat and only 5.5 games from our favorite port of call.

It all continues today. we're 7-2 since I somewhat unboldly predicted we'd go 13-6. That means we only have to go 6-4 and I now think we can do better than that (although Toronto makes me nervous).

LET'S GO YAN-KEES!

2008-06-01 10:55:16
2.   Jeb
I'm so glad that Boston and Tampa play next week. Either way we are the winners of that series.
2008-06-01 11:08:36
3.   OldYanksFan
I really want to know if Chicago and TB are competition for the PS. I always root against the Red Sox, because that's just plain fun. I've had fun watching Detroit and Cleveland scuffle, feeling they were our main competition for the WC, if needed. But do I need to ACTIVELY root against the White Sox and TB? (I mean, man... that's a lot of energy).
2008-06-01 11:11:22
4.   Jeb
3 The Chisox, IMO, are playing way over their collective heads. I'll be rooting for them today. There's too much talent in that division for them to win. I'm not sure the Rays are a mirage-- but I still think they'll fade.
2008-06-01 11:12:11
5.   cult of basebaal
ensberg was a decent gamble (what's 1.75 mil between friends) but it's good to see them cut bait ... i wonder if lane will get a shot and if he's at least a decent option off the bench
2008-06-01 11:13:49
6.   Jeb
5 I'd like to see them cut bit on Latroy Hawkins and call up another kid. Giese would be a good choice because he can start and (presumably) could be a long reliever.
2008-06-01 11:14:31
7.   Jeb
William would be happy about Jeter taking a walk.
2008-06-01 11:14:37
8.   cult of basebaal
4 the thing about the rays is that they've got sooo many options in the minors, especially with pitching that they can conceivably keep bringing up relatively fresh arms ... and their hitters haven't really exceeded reasonable expectations (well, except for navarro) ... i won't be surprised to see TB fighting for the WC all year long
2008-06-01 11:15:37
9.   Chyll Will
4 I'd like to agree with you concerning the Rays, but they have a lot of good young talent and got a good start this year; they may be this year's Rockies for all we know.
2008-06-01 11:16:38
10.   Chyll Will
8 Jinx!
2008-06-01 11:18:02
11.   OldYanksFan
I will guess Melky, at .265 .320 .403 .723, gets a bit of a pass because of his defense. However, at some point, below average defense and a .269 .321 .365 .686 line is REALLY hurting the team. Yes Derek! I'm looking at you. And Robbie... I can't even bear to post your numbers.
2008-06-01 11:18:02
12.   Jeb
The problem is they've never been in this position before. I don't know what they'll do under the heat of a pennant race. Percival just went on the DL. If they get 1/4 of our injuries that could upset the apple card. Also, they have to play both US and the Red Sox....tough

by the way, I hope we take LOTS of pitches today and get into their pen. GRIND

2008-06-01 11:19:12
13.   Jeb
10 someone owe Chyll a coke.
2008-06-01 11:21:19
14.   Chyll Will
It's strange, but when I look at Matsui's swing, it looks like his swing-the-gate style is almost always making contact on the top of the ball. Of course, when he does hit it on the screws, he usually drives it hard...
2008-06-01 11:23:20
15.   Yankees Brasil
Nice throw, Moeller!
2008-06-01 11:23:20
16.   cult of basebaal
damn near perfect bunt
2008-06-01 11:23:35
17.   Chyll Will
13 I go for root beer >;)

Wowzers: Gomez IS fast. But not fast enough apparently >;)

2008-06-01 11:24:04
18.   cult of basebaal
15 gorgeous!!! you watch yer ass, molina!!!
2008-06-01 11:25:23
19.   JimCobain
Remember the Brewers were on fire before the all-star break last year, and then faded, too. People should be skeptical of the Rays until they do it.
2008-06-01 11:26:38
20.   Yankees Brasil
That's so frustrating, Rasner threw a beautiful curve that should have been strike 3, instead the ump calls it a ball and then the hitter ends up with a single. The umps have been horrible this year.
2008-06-01 11:27:11
21.   Chyll Will
17 Who's faster, Carlos Gomez or Carl Crawford? I think Crawford is faster overall and the better baserunner, but Gomez will outdo him in a little while...
2008-06-01 11:30:29
22.   Chyll Will
Nice play, Razzle!
2008-06-01 11:31:48
23.   Yankees Brasil
Rasner getting squeezed pretty bad.
2008-06-01 11:32:07
24.   OldYanksFan
I think JD saves a run there, compared to Mats. Toronto's pitching numbers are sick. They too will be competition for us. The White Sox have GREAT pitching numbers also.. but who?
2008-06-01 11:33:05
25.   OldYanksFan
That sucks.
2008-06-01 11:33:07
26.   cult of basebaal
19 that's always a solid approach, though i would say that i think the rays have a better defense, better manager and better pitching than the brewers did

damn! i thought rasner might wiggle out of it

2008-06-01 11:33:17
27.   Chyll Will
I kinda blame the ump for that; that first pitch was a strike, but the ump has a high strike zone.
2008-06-01 11:33:25
28.   ny2ca2dc
Man, Raz is getting squeezed... Is the YES feed showing any overheads or K-Zone-style slo-mo's or anything? Am I imagining things?
2008-06-01 11:34:48
29.   Yankees Brasil
Damn, another horrible throw by Jeter. Crappy first inning, lots of hits, tight strike zone. Hopefully Yankees' hitters were paying attention and come back taking some pitches.
2008-06-01 11:34:51
30.   cult of basebaal
dammit jeter, would it kill you to plant and throw once in a damn while???
2008-06-01 11:36:35
31.   Chyll Will
29 ...
2008-06-01 11:39:08
32.   Yankees Brasil
29 Guess not, way to make their guy work.
2008-06-01 11:40:09
33.   Yankees Brasil
And without Giambi's bat in the lineup, this will be a tough game to win.
2008-06-01 11:42:26
34.   Chyll Will
33 If Razzle keeps it close throughout, you'lll see Giambi no doubt...
2008-06-01 11:43:56
35.   Chyll Will
Well, there goes the strike zone...
2008-06-01 11:45:54
36.   JeremyM
Is Giambi hurt, or did they just want to keep him off the turf after yesterday's longer game?
2008-06-01 11:46:21
37.   Chyll Will
35 ... took it off the collarbone and didn't even flinch. That was impressive actually.

Good. If you can't get the ump to call your strikes, get em swinging...

2008-06-01 11:46:46
38.   ny2ca2dc
Boy, that's more like it Raz. Granted against some scrubby hitters, but that was quite a pick me up side of work.
2008-06-01 11:47:29
39.   ny2ca2dc
36 Have not seen any word of injury, and the latter sounds reasonable and prudent.
2008-06-01 11:48:07
40.   Chyll Will
36 Probably the latter, and an excuse to reward Betemit for saving the game last night I imagine...
2008-06-01 11:48:36
41.   Chyll Will
39 Jinx!
2008-06-01 11:51:38
42.   cult of basebaal
41 man, you're working on a 6 pack
2008-06-01 11:52:09
43.   Chyll Will
Hmm, haven't seen this batter in a while... what's his name again? >;)
2008-06-01 11:52:18
44.   ny2ca2dc
At least the ump isn't calling the close ones for Blackburn either.
2008-06-01 11:52:23
45.   cult of basebaal
well ... at least the ump is sucking consistently
2008-06-01 11:53:50
46.   Chyll Will
42 Thanks, I've been working out a little... >;)
2008-06-01 11:54:17
47.   Chyll Will
45 Jinx?
2008-06-01 11:55:16
48.   Chyll Will
42 At this rate, I'll have a whole case by the end of the game...
2008-06-01 11:55:21
49.   OldYanksFan
Chase Utley just hit #20? My Lord!
2008-06-01 11:56:07
50.   cult of basebaal
47 nah ... i've been trying to cut back on the soda

=)

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2008-06-01 11:56:14
51.   Just fair
The ol' walk the bases loaded trick.
2008-06-01 11:57:11
52.   cult of basebaal
gotta love a good abreu ab
2008-06-01 11:57:32
53.   Chyll Will
A six-run lead would be sweet...
2008-06-01 11:57:42
54.   OldYanksFan
With Papi out and Colon on the mound, I thought the O's might give the Sox a fight. No such luck. Sox up 7-1 after 3.
2008-06-01 11:58:12
55.   OldYanksFan
HR. Make that 7-3.
2008-06-01 11:58:12
56.   Chyll Will
53 for us, and for future reference...
2008-06-01 11:59:06
57.   Chyll Will
Man, this ump's zone is more like a g-spot...
2008-06-01 11:59:15
58.   ny2ca2dc
50 I jinx you! see 44 - 45 . I also drink your milkshake.
2008-06-01 12:00:57
59.   Yankees Brasil
Pathetic, that first pitch strike to Matsui, same pitch was called a ball when Rasner threw it.
2008-06-01 12:01:15
60.   ny2ca2dc
Chirst, NOW start calling that pitch...
2008-06-01 12:01:33
61.   Chyll Will
55 Multi-tasking a RS game witha Yanks' game? Tsk-tsk >;)

You'll probably find the other game more fulfilling offensively if you stick with that one for the day >;)

2008-06-01 12:01:55
62.   Just fair
Horse-puckey.
2008-06-01 12:01:57
63.   OldYanksFan
VERY disappointing.
2008-06-01 12:02:07
64.   cult of basebaal
grrrrrr!
2008-06-01 12:02:31
65.   Yankees Brasil
Leave 'em loaded. I guess it's one of those games where they face a mediocre pitcher for the first time and can't do nothing against him.
2008-06-01 12:02:31
66.   Jeb
at least CY Blackburn's thrown 52 pitches...Maybe we can get into their pen in the 6th -- If only Raz can hold them.

We really need to grind out a win.

2008-06-01 12:02:39
67.   ny2ca2dc
59 Oh no, I've been jinxed again!

Wow. I guess the league wanted parity, so they decided to have the umps call half the pitches with their eyes, and half randomly.

2008-06-01 12:03:47
68.   OldYanksFan
61 Yankees are on the computer, MLB.TV. Sox are on NESN television (with the sound off). Doubles my odds of something good happening.
2008-06-01 12:04:14
69.   Chyll Will
58 umm... {blink-blink} ...huh??
2008-06-01 12:04:22
70.   fansince77
AROd's pitch selection sucked that at bat - he could have easily walked if he stayed of that low shit.
2008-06-01 12:04:26
71.   ny2ca2dc
where the hell was that curve
2008-06-01 12:04:51
72.   Yankees Brasil
Matsui's AB was the worst. Pulled an outside pitch, weak groundout to second. I have no problem with Alex's AB, he just got beat, but Matsui should have had a better AB.
2008-06-01 12:05:28
73.   fansince77
tHIS UMP finally decided to start rewarding that pitch to Rasner-- if he had been earlier this would not be a 2-0 game.
2008-06-01 12:06:29
74.   ny2ca2dc
69 Crickets? apparently that line from There Will Be Blood is too obscure. That and I'm just not funny.
2008-06-01 12:07:55
75.   Chyll Will
68 You could quadruple your pleasure with some Mentos, a 2-liter of Diet Coke and a pack of Doublemint >;)
2008-06-01 12:10:08
76.   Chyll Will
74 I haven't seen it yet. However, if you read it in the same context I did, you'd likely find it rather amusing (or disturbing >;)
2008-06-01 12:11:24
77.   Yankees Brasil
Cano back to sucking?
2008-06-01 12:11:32
78.   fansince77
Robbie back to shit again.
2008-06-01 12:12:50
79.   Chyll Will
Is somebody on his butt about swinging at the first pitch? Do we need to bring out the tongs? Is Wayne Brady gonna have to smack-a-Robbie?
2008-06-01 12:13:15
80.   Chyll Will
78 Jinx!
2008-06-01 12:13:24
81.   cult of basebaal
77 man, i think cano might need to sample the wonderous delights of scranton ... it's not just that he's killing us, but his approach is horrific ... it's like he's got no clue what he's swinging at ... hack, hack, hack
2008-06-01 12:13:33
82.   fansince77
great patience melk-- way to make him work and sweat.
2008-06-01 12:13:56
83.   Yankees Brasil
Glad to see Yankees' hitters working the count.
2008-06-01 12:16:59
84.   Yankees Brasil
Had him 0-2, sucks that our pitchers can't finish off hitters.
2008-06-01 12:18:07
85.   Chyll Will
81 Meanwhile, the entire staff at E$%& turns to say, "you called?"
2008-06-01 12:20:39
86.   cult of basebaal
85 eh?
2008-06-01 12:20:55
87.   Chyll Will
85 (ESPN for the uninitiated...)
2008-06-01 12:21:10
88.   cult of basebaal
oh, was that in reference to the "hack, hack, hack" comment?
2008-06-01 12:22:19
89.   cult of basebaal
uh,oh ... we might have an appearance by the Make a Wish Kid soon ... and given how girardi uses him ... that ain't good news
2008-06-01 12:23:06
90.   Chyll Will
Razzle Dazzle...
2008-06-01 12:23:45
91.   ny2ca2dc
I think ya call that "wrapping him up"
2008-06-01 12:24:21
92.   ny2ca2dc
Maybe that shot to the grill will sort out the ump
2008-06-01 12:28:02
93.   ny2ca2dc
Lucky that was at Bobby...
2008-06-01 12:28:08
94.   Chyll Will
92 Maybe...
2008-06-01 12:28:52
95.   Chyll Will
That's the pitch he should have thrown to Lamb...
2008-06-01 12:29:32
96.   Chyll Will
94 Maybe.
2008-06-01 12:30:44
97.   Max
That could have been a lot worse.

Still, it would be nice to have our offense stop sucking...I would love to see what it's like to stay above .500 for a few days for a change.

2008-06-01 12:32:10
98.   Just fair
I have much disdain for the bats that Damon uses. Jeez, every freakin' game.
2008-06-01 12:32:35
99.   cult of basebaal
looks like it's gonna be giese coming up to shadow joba ... he was pulled after 1ip in the scranton game today ... guess britton is gonna get to rack up some more frequent flyer miles
2008-06-01 12:33:18
100.   Just fair
4 for his last 45. You gotta start somewhere.
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2008-06-01 12:33:18
101.   Chyll Will
Who is this guy rounding the bases like that? I don't seem to recollect...
2008-06-01 12:33:40
102.   ny2ca2dc
Wow, 2 walks and a homer! Who is this guy!
2008-06-01 12:34:07
103.   cult of basebaal
wow ... a walk and hr for jeter today ... what is this, 1999???
2008-06-01 12:34:23
104.   ny2ca2dc
103 JINX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-06-01 12:34:30
105.   cult of basebaal
103 sorry, 2 walks!
2008-06-01 12:35:00
106.   Just fair
Oy. Scary ass shite.
2008-06-01 12:35:07
107.   cult of basebaal
104 ha! i was protected by my own ignorance!
2008-06-01 12:35:49
108.   ny2ca2dc
uh boy. never want that. Bobby looked freaked while running to first.
2008-06-01 12:35:55
109.   Chyll Will
Uh-oh. That was a bad shot he just took off the cheek... laid him right out. Hope he'll be okay.
2008-06-01 12:35:55
110.   cult of basebaal
man ... hate to see that ... ugh
2008-06-01 12:36:29
111.   fansince77
eeeeuuuuwww.
2008-06-01 12:37:45
112.   cult of basebaal
109 now that's a true jinx ... same exact time of posting!
2008-06-01 12:38:08
113.   OldYanksFan
Gotta have a broken cheek if not worse. At least he walked off under his own power. That's ugly.
2008-06-01 12:38:51
114.   Chyll Will
Hope that kid's okay. Bobby looks like he's about to cry at any moment.
2008-06-01 12:39:02
115.   ny2ca2dc
Caught him in the right cheek. Hope that ocular bone isn't broken. Yikes.
2008-06-01 12:39:24
116.   SF Yanks
Poor guy. That's terrible.
2008-06-01 12:39:52
117.   Just fair
Comic relief, anyone.
Britton gets a lot of flack around here. Does anyone remember Oxblood Oxheart from one of my favorite
worst/best movies of all time?
http://tinyurl.com/6nvaka
2008-06-01 12:41:05
118.   Eirias
Speaking of poor guys, Prior is out, again, with season-ending shoulder surgery.
2008-06-01 12:42:21
119.   fansince77
Lets see if AROD swings at good pitches this time and lays off the shit down and in.
2008-06-01 12:43:41
120.   fansince77
Once again AROD swings at ball 4.
2008-06-01 12:43:47
121.   Yankees Brasil
Now that's a horrible AB by Alex.
2008-06-01 12:44:00
122.   Chyll Will
117 I'd rather Britton came in this way, if at all:
http://tinyurl.com/45d58y
2008-06-01 12:44:10
123.   ny2ca2dc
118 You're shitting me. Lordy.
2008-06-01 12:45:13
124.   cult of basebaal
117 flack? i dunno about that ... mostly everyone's puzzled WTF he's doing on the roster if girardi's never going to use him ... the Make a Wish Kid nickname is really just because as far as i can tell, he must be some dying fat kid who wanted to watch a game from a major league bullpen, 'cause he's sure as shit not out there to pitch
2008-06-01 12:45:16
125.   fansince77
Another fucking anemic shit ass swing from Matsui there. Great.
2008-06-01 12:45:25
126.   ny2ca2dc
Groundzilla
2008-06-01 12:45:42
127.   Yankees Brasil
Yankees' offense without Giambi = suck. Never thought I'd say that, but that's what it looks like.
2008-06-01 12:45:44
128.   Just fair
122 Butterbean vs. Oxblood. Sunday. Sunday. Sunday.
2008-06-01 12:46:21
129.   cult of basebaal
121 i dunno, the out pitch to alex was nasty ... a two seamer that started out fat and ran hard to the inner corner ... frankly, i'm surprised alex even made contact, that thing looked like a whiffleball
2008-06-01 12:46:37
130.   Chyll Will
Okay team, shake it off. It was a real bad moment, but don't let it defeat you (I'm sure Gardenhire's saying something likewise to his own team), so let's get back to it...
2008-06-01 12:48:09
131.   ny2ca2dc
Damn, never thought Damon would get to that
2008-06-01 12:48:12
132.   cult of basebaal
nice, jd!
2008-06-01 12:48:30
133.   Yankees Brasil
129 Why not take it then?
2008-06-01 12:48:58
134.   Chyll Will
Cool, the kid only has a bloody nose from initial reports. He should be okay...
2008-06-01 12:50:52
135.   Chyll Will
128 Standing room only, if that...
2008-06-01 12:51:01
136.   ny2ca2dc
I'd wait 'till the x-rays are in to relax.
2008-06-01 12:52:11
137.   Yankees Brasil
I do believe that if there was a real ump with a decent strike zone, Rasner would have given up only 1ER today.
2008-06-01 12:53:27
138.   ny2ca2dc
The bottom of the Yanks lineup is not fearsome. As you were.
2008-06-01 12:54:58
139.   Just fair
Boy, I was in a bar in Annapolis that night the Yanks were playing the Sox about 6 years ago. Bryce Florie got absolutely smoked by a Ryan Thomspon line drive. He was never the same.
2008-06-01 12:56:08
140.   Chyll Will
136 No lost teeth and didn't lose consciousness, so though I'm no less concerned, I'm less tense about it.

Betemit. From now on you hustle...

2008-06-01 12:58:44
141.   Chyll Will
Can't do anything about it if it's hit right at someone. At least he made solid contact...
2008-06-01 13:00:16
142.   fansince77
140 you are right betemit would have had a basehit- different inning if he hustles.

Also- gotta put something on with catcher boy up there. Hit and run preferably. That situation just screamed double play.

2008-06-01 13:02:43
143.   Eirias
How's that for a dagger to the heart.
2008-06-01 13:03:10
144.   ny2ca2dc
OH NOES
2008-06-01 13:03:18
145.   fansince77
That melk has been in the fridge a couple of days too many.

That was fucking embarrasing!

2008-06-01 13:03:34
146.   Yankees Brasil
What a pathetic play. That sums up our season pretty good. Bad pitching, bad defense, mental mistakes. Everything together on that play.
2008-06-01 13:03:44
147.   Chyll Will
hmm... have we lost some focus here? That was bad all around.
2008-06-01 13:04:32
148.   fansince77
THe yanks have shown absolutely no interest in winning this game...what a fucking waste of a Sunday.
2008-06-01 13:05:09
149.   Yankees Brasil
And the fucking ump doesn't call a strike on a pitch he called the whole game. What a terrible game all around.
2008-06-01 13:05:56
150.   Chyll Will
146 I think we'd be nowhere near .500, never mind a game over, if it it was really all that bad...
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2008-06-01 13:07:48
151.   OldYanksFan
Can someone tell me what happened?
2008-06-01 13:08:08
152.   ny2ca2dc
Shoulda spent that walk on Mourneu; Raz tiring? Wow, he's at 110 pitches. Come on down Chris Britton
2008-06-01 13:08:33
153.   ny2ca2dc
Err OK, Patterson up.
2008-06-01 13:09:03
154.   fansince77
another quality start wasted.
2008-06-01 13:09:29
155.   Yankees Brasil
150 The way we played, we don't deserve to be near .500, but we've got to play a bunch of games against the M's and O's.
2008-06-01 13:09:35
156.   Just fair
Melky was at the rubber warning track to pick up the ball, slipped to his but, quickly tried to throw to Abreu from his fanny, and tossed it over his head.
Too bad Patterson can't make his 1st appearance under a little less duress. But if he does well, good on him.
2008-06-01 13:10:01
157.   nick
ok, Rasner is gutsy, let's not abuse him Joe...
2008-06-01 13:10:01
158.   Chyll Will
Great. Let's make it harder on the guy coming in for the first time this season, just because...
2008-06-01 13:11:25
159.   nick
every situation so far is either too high leverage or too low leverage for Britton--I'm waiting for a situation that's juuuust right....
2008-06-01 13:11:51
160.   ny2ca2dc
155 Eye eye eye. What was that about all the 'sky is falling' stuff?!
2008-06-01 13:12:32
161.   tommyl
Well, that's an interesting delivery.
2008-06-01 13:12:46
162.   ny2ca2dc
159 Maybe we should call him Goldilocks?
2008-06-01 13:13:19
163.   Chyll Will
That was a nice play to snowcone that and throw to second.
2008-06-01 13:13:32
164.   ny2ca2dc
Wow. That was a fucking good play.
2008-06-01 13:14:08
165.   JimCobain
155 A great majority of your posts (read: all) have either "pathetic" "horrible" or "terrible" in them. Just wanted to point that out.

Oh and I think the O's have a winning record against the Yankees this year, so there goes your theory.

2008-06-01 13:14:54
166.   Just fair
Patterson v. Veras in a snowball fight would be quite entertaining to watch. Man, that motion is unique.
2008-06-01 13:15:21
167.   OldYanksFan
Man, this guy has the klutziest motion I've even seen.
2008-06-01 13:15:49
168.   Chyll Will
159 Would that be forming the line for the pre-game spread or after-game congrats?
2008-06-01 13:16:11
169.   ny2ca2dc
Where the hell was that curve.
2008-06-01 13:16:34
170.   nick
162 if he had bleached tips I'd be all for it...
2008-06-01 13:17:06
171.   cult of basebaal
161 yeah, no kidding ... i can see why they say it's confusing and deceiving to the hitter ... nice curve on the outside corner, too bad the ump isn't good enough to call it for what it was
2008-06-01 13:17:37
172.   Chyll Will
167 Hey, if it ain't broke...
2008-06-01 13:18:20
173.   Just fair
Good stuff, Patterson.
2008-06-01 13:19:46
174.   fansince77
I wonder how many errors Melky gets on that play? One for falling thus allowing a triple and then another for the heave thus allowing the circus?
2008-06-01 13:20:54
175.   Chyll Will
162 I'm all for calling him Baby Bear Britton...
2008-06-01 13:21:05
176.   cult of basebaal
nice pitch there scotty ... methinks we might have another weapon in the pen ... and (if true) that would make 2 legit relievers in the pen we plucked out of the frickin' independent league, that's good scouting and development!
2008-06-01 13:21:40
177.   Chyll Will
174 It was called a triple with an error.
2008-06-01 13:21:58
178.   Eirias
Alright. There is our new 8th inning guy.
2008-06-01 13:22:15
179.   Just fair
Girardi needs to stop talking about getting 5 games over 500. Let's get 1 over fer chrissakes.
2008-06-01 13:22:19
180.   Eirias
178 n=1 (inning)
2008-06-01 13:22:29
181.   fansince77
Is Giambi hurt today? At a pornstar convention?
2008-06-01 13:22:49
182.   ny2ca2dc
This is really the time to get it going - Melky gets on, top of lineup coming, middle relief on...
2008-06-01 13:23:52
183.   Just fair
Watching this team makes me relatively unthrilled about 1/2 the time.
2008-06-01 13:24:10
184.   cult of basebaal
182 or not ...
2008-06-01 13:24:42
185.   Chyll Will
Johnny shoulda been called safe...
2008-06-01 13:24:46
186.   ny2ca2dc
At least we're getting to see Patterson. Maybe Britton will get his wish. That would be something.
2008-06-01 13:28:52
187.   OldYanksFan
181 Nope... just sitting in the dugout, licking his eyebrows.
2008-06-01 13:33:36
188.   cult of basebaal
damn, close pitch
2008-06-01 13:34:04
189.   ny2ca2dc
Yankee walks allowed give me agita
2008-06-01 13:34:29
190.   ny2ca2dc
BRITTON WARMING!!!
2008-06-01 13:34:58
191.   cult of basebaal
sweet jesu, the Make a Wish Kid is on the bullpen mound!
2008-06-01 13:36:27
192.   Chyll Will
Nice work so far, Pattycake!
2008-06-01 13:39:20
193.   Chyll Will
Man, the outfield is just killing us right now...
2008-06-01 13:39:47
194.   Chyll Will
OMG, MAKE A WISH!!!
2008-06-01 13:40:08
195.   cult of basebaal
ick ... hang 'em, bang 'em ... welcome to the bigs, rook
2008-06-01 13:40:13
196.   Just fair
Abreu's play on the baggie was wimpy, wimpy, wimpy.
2008-06-01 13:40:40
197.   3rd gen yankee fan
190 Wow, I'm thrilled!
2008-06-01 13:40:59
198.   cult of basebaal
192 i believe we were undone by your misogyny !

;)

2008-06-01 13:41:33
199.   Chyll Will
196 Good one...
2008-06-01 13:42:00
200.   ny2ca2dc
History made.
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2008-06-01 13:43:38
201.   Just fair
199 Popeye and old 80's commercials. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. : )
2008-06-01 13:44:05
202.   nick
how'd he look, guys???
2008-06-01 13:44:14
203.   Chyll Will
And it's over. He can now rest in peace, with the knowledge that he has fulfilled his one true heart's desire...

198 Yeah, I'll take the hit for that one, though I was thinking of how fast he could make that cake.

Trying to find something for Just fair to make you LOL...

2008-06-01 13:45:11
204.   OldYanksFan
So.... is Britton 'the Answer'?
2008-06-01 13:46:21
205.   Just fair
203 Hee-hee-hee.
2008-06-01 13:46:54
206.   ny2ca2dc
Wow, it's that kind of game. At least Abreu got surly.
2008-06-01 13:47:09
207.   fansince77
Double A Yankees today. At best.
2008-06-01 13:47:11
208.   ny2ca2dc
Arod is taking hitting lessons from Cano
2008-06-01 13:47:42
209.   Chyll Will
196 Here ya go >;)

http://tinyurl.com/5wrhjx

2008-06-01 13:48:03
210.   OldYanksFan
When the best thing about the game is Jeter, ya know it's a bad day.
2008-06-01 13:49:53
211.   ny2ca2dc
210 The best thing about this game is Britton getting his wish. I suppose Patterson getting his debut would be good, but he sucked.

They say Blackburn x-rays negative. Thank goodness.

2008-06-01 13:50:27
212.   OldYanksFan
Most boring Yankee performance of the year?
2008-06-01 13:50:38
213.   Chyll Will
210 Be fair. 2 walks and a homer, we hardly recognized him >;)
2008-06-01 13:50:38
214.   fansince77
If Matsui wouldn't be pulling out ALL THE TIME he would be so much of a better hitter. Grant it he is already a very good hitter. But if he would not lean away and roll over so often he would be driving the gaps and getting hits up the middle. I am so sick of his and Cano's weak groundballs to secondbase.
2008-06-01 13:52:33
215.   Chyll Will
211 Scotty didn't suck; if there wasn't a hefty bag masquerading as an outfield wall, that would've been a double at best.
2008-06-01 13:52:58
216.   cult of basebaal
wow ... listening to some around here, i thought willy couldn't tie his own shoes without falling over, who knew he had some range?
2008-06-01 13:54:11
217.   Chyll Will
This Britton guy, you think he's any good?
2008-06-01 13:54:43
218.   nick
I think the Betemit hate is partly just generic hate for our underachieving bench...
2008-06-01 13:54:43
219.   ny2ca2dc
Britton looked real nice.
2008-06-01 13:55:37
220.   cult of basebaal
gee joey joe joe, this britton fella seems like he can get hitters out, MAYBE YOU SHOULD USE HIM ONCE IN A FUCKING WHILE??!!??!
2008-06-01 13:56:31
221.   Just fair
{215} Getting above 500 will be anything but a cinch. Thanks for the chuckle. I love youtube.
2008-06-01 13:56:39
222.   Chyll Will
220 Easy now, killer... >;)
2008-06-01 13:57:29
223.   Max
Man, what a depressing showing for the team today. I know this happens over the course of the season, but we're facing a team with a tapped out bullpen and we (literally) knocked out their starter, and we can't do squat with the bats.
2008-06-01 13:58:03
224.   fansince77
Oh bullshit that was around the plate!
2008-06-01 13:59:34
225.   3rd gen yankee fan
220 Word.
2008-06-01 13:59:44
226.   Chyll Will
221 We're dropping back TO .500 though, so it's possible...

NOW they bring in Jason. Clever...

2008-06-01 14:00:15
227.   cult of basebaal
ugh ... cano is just painful to watch
2008-06-01 14:00:31
228.   fansince77
God- you want someone to make you look nasty just throw a 2 strike breaking ball in the dirt to Cano...You will look like Nolan Ryan.
2008-06-01 14:01:28
229.   fansince77
What is this bullshit bringing in Giambi in this situation...Did Girardi just now realize he was on the bench or did he just get back from the pornstar convention?
2008-06-01 14:01:38
230.   Jeb
That's okay boys, we're 7 for our last 10. We'll go pound budweisers and get them tomorrow. We'll beat their ass to take the series, then 2 of 3 versus Toronto then the Royals come a'callin'
2008-06-01 14:01:57
231.   Chyll Will
Joe must've wanted Giambi to hit a 5-run homer there...
2008-06-01 14:02:04
232.   Vandelay Industries
I do find it curious that he believes being the worst offensive 2B in MLB is worthy of such a big smile.
2008-06-01 14:02:10
233.   fansince77
Gee I wonder if this guy could have made a difference today?
2008-06-01 14:02:37
234.   cult of basebaal
man ... giambi is en fuego
2008-06-01 14:03:50
235.   cult of basebaal
230 already ahead of you, been drinking since the 6th. from the looks of things, bobby and melky were too!
2008-06-01 14:03:53
236.   Chyll Will
Bleah. That was tiresome. Oh well, spankdatazz tomorrow...
2008-06-01 14:03:56
237.   Vandelay Industries
233 Dont ya know? No matter how many injuries we suffer, no one is going to be expected to suck it up and go without a day off until we're healthy. It's the Girardi way.
2008-06-01 14:08:48
238.   Just fair
230 True dat. The ol' boys best not be up past their bed time tonight.

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