Yanks go for the series win tonight with Andy Pettitte on the hill. Game 7 of the NBA Finals later…Here’s hoping for a good sports night.
[Picture by Larry Roibal]
Let’s Go Yan-Kees!
Roibal is amazing. Just a few lines, and there is no doubt whatsoever who it is.
Now THAT'S a punch-out. Sweet.
Two innings, 21 pitches, 14 strikes = a good start.
Here we go.
Come on, Brett, fire up that Score Truck.
Come on, Brett Frankie, fire up that Score Truck.
Not this time Frankie. Oh well, it's early.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Andy Pettitte really is that good.
off to bring in thai noodles for din-din! i'll be firing up the score truck, hope it makes its pinstriped delivery for when i get back!
There goes the no-no.
 You'd better bring enough for everybody.
Get well soon, centaur.
did none of the announcers notice that that hit right off the lip of the grass and stayed glued to the ground because of it?
Well, that's good. Good way to avoid the Error problem.
Bats need hats.
wtf? i did my part. where the hell is the score truck???
oh, and fuck boston. just let the damn snakes win a frickin' game...
why didn't russo get another start at 3rd?
oh no. total bollocks. : (
 what hand does the philly pitcher throw with?
Can we hop in the time travel score truck and lose to Halladay and win the next 2? OY!
 but he is "unfamiliar" to us...
 girardi's obsession with handedness is going to for the most part have pena in against rhp and russo against lhp - he might mix that up on occasion - but that's the pattern.
we need our regular drivers for the scoretruck.
 acha. he should just throw russo out there for each game a-rod can't field, and see what happens. it's gotta be better than el nino...
heyward just tied the rays here in very hotlanta
 Neither inspires much confidence, really ...
I don't expect them to be upfront with the media about it, but if Arod is going to be limited all season, I hope the Yankees are feverishly looking at trades.
Jeter is back in a slump. This offense is pretty much dependent on Swisher and Cano.
 listening to a really unique/sick/cool ron carter bass solo on a weird/cool/rare horace silver blue note cd from the 70's - silver 'n percussion.
holy crap - a baserunner. : o
alright robbie - time to do your thing.
 don't know that one! Link please? :)
I call SLASHER here.
Tie it up, Robbie.
a run, a run!!
 Well, RIPPER will do ...
 no link - i got it in the mail today! from your adopted country. i'm very psyched. horace had a series of these kinds of BN records in the 70's - Silver 'n ______ : percussion, brass, strings, etc. i had NO idea any were on cd. i lucked upon the percussion one. quite fitting, huh! i'll have to see if the others are available. if so, it's only jap release. they usually have an english pullout in the booklet, but this does not. it's a really great/different kind of record. there's cool vocal chants on there, too. al foster on drums. horace's solos and ron carter's crazy sinewy playing are highlights!
god damnit that fucker caught it.
Nice catch. Now eat shit, Placido.
 That series sounds superb, will check it out here for sure!
Al Foster & Ron Carter...how could you go wrong with ANY record featuring those two guys?
 if you find anything out - esp on cd, please let me know!!! i had a list from an old english bn collector guy and he had, i believe, the whole series on vinyl. but it's attached to my old email on my old laptop and i can't access it. i hope to be able to sometime this summer...
Nice play by Polanco, shitty, shitty at bat from Swisher ...
Does Girardi realize that this is the 7th, not the 9th inning?
This game is giving me a bad case of the UGHS.
Alright, that's one ... just need one more here Andy!
Sweep the leg, Andy!
Atta boy, 'Ol Boy.
Andy really has balls of steel.
Inning over....Gardner was the only chance in this inning.
Hurry, MK! They are putting together good ab's. DAMN!!
How does Pena not have the take sign with 3 balls? He is just awful. The Yankees need to wake up and realize they can't be giving away outs. They need to find another player capable of playing 3B because Alex looks like he is going to be an issue all season. Cashman has really done a poor job with the roster this season.
Jimenez wins 13th game, drops ERA to 1.15
And this guy pitches half his games in Colorado? Sick!
Hey, howz about a comeback?
 When Strasburg was getting raves for his 0.98 ERA in the minors, Jiminez actually had a 0.88 ERA in the majors. He really has been amazing.
Jeter has been completely overmatched of late.
Is "horrendous" too strong a word to describe Jeter this week?
Jeter seems to be in another slump, just when it seemed he was getting back on track.
 I smell the return of Betemit.
 Perhaps getting on track was really facing the Orioles and Indians?
Yeah, it's turning into a peeing Angel type of game ... blech.
 I Jiminez him on MLB last week. Had never really seen him before. A tall, lanky, easy throwing dude. Effortless hard cheese. Nasty stuff.
And now this with Contreras? Just salt in the wound.
 watch your mouth!
Maybe Tex is waiting for July? This offense is absolutely dead. Maybe they can petition for more games against last place teams?
If we don't embarrass Lidge I'm going to be furious. Another awful game from this team.
Soccer fans would love the Yankees offense these last 2 games.
Yep...it's Joba time.
Well, that's a great start to the inning Joba ...
Girardi is an awful manager.
Don't worry Yankees ... the fans are just saying "BOOOOOO-URNS!!!"
Maybe the Yankees should think twice about having boxing events if they can't protect the field.
Looks like Boston is only two games out.
Have I mentioned that I'm really not a Joba Chamberlain fan?
Joba throwing 91 should be a clear signal to Girardi that he should not be in this game.
Girardi really has no clue, which is why this team doesn't win when they don't play great, which luckily is more often than not.
 Can't really say the offense is dead when they scored 9-9-8-3 over their last 4 games...
 I'll give them Halladay, but the Astros are an awful team.
What was the point of even brining him...Joba simply is not reliable enough to be a late inning reliever.
 Then they need to trade him. Fat Farnsworth on the team offers nothing but a distraction
 yes, and folks here were telling me not to worry about them. i've never stopped worrying... : /
The AL East is getting mighty tight.
The reason Robertson couldn't pitch a second inning was?
 Given Girardi's usage, it seems that bullpen guys can't go more than one inning. Only Aceves, Gaudin and Mitre can pitch more than one inning.
 This is so much more exciting.
 I'm sure pitching Robertson in the 8th instead of the 7th and Joba in the 9th instead of the 8th represents out of the box thinking for Girardi...
 Nope...much better to play bullpen roulette than stick with an effective reliever. Girardi is such a poor manager, he actually makes Manuel look like a genius.
When's the last time the Yankees had 2 consecutive sac flies?
Having three runs tacked on to Joba's ERA is actually a small consolation for me in this game.
I'm not defending Joba's performance, but the single through the bunt defense wasn't his fault. That and the bad call at second mitigate things a bit. But the days of him being a clear asset are done. I wonder what the Yankees are gonna do with the guy.
I hope this means Marte wont be available tomorrow.
 Everyone has always talked about how not making the Johan deal worked out, but in reality, the Yankees could have dealt Joba for Santanna and still signed Sabathia (passing on Burnett instead). In retrospect, it's a shame the Yankees didn't trade Joba when his value was absurdly high.
 You want to see Boone Logan?
 They'll pretend its working for a couple years and then eventually he'll go away.
 Given Joba's peripherals, I doubt that "the days of him being a clear asset are done."
 Yeah but at the time he seemed like a phenom on the verge. At the time he was a lot better. It's too bad but who would have thought he'd sink so low? Forget dominant starter; forget decent starter; forget dominant reliever; forget decent reliever. He can't even be a halfway decent reliever.
I love when the Yankees are the cure to another team's offensive malaise.
 I was the first to say he was an untouchable, but in retrospect, it would have been nice had they dealt him.
 In retrospect that was such a high we were all on. I'm not saying it was without reason but it was like that feeling when you're doing really well at Monopoly.
Hey, MK's blind squirrel found a nut!
Arod does not look healthy. If that's the case, the Yankees are in huge trouble.
Jeter is such a valuable player/ump. Has there ever been such a thing before?
Are you FUCKING kidding me Charlie???
 Dude I was just thinking the same thing. Except I didn't have an "if" in there ...
What would be so wrong about the umpire's using circumstantial evidence to make the call? If I see Derek Jeter go down to field a ball about three feet off to left, I think it's safe to say that the ball was redirected. I actualyl applaud the umpire for using a little intelligence in making the call.
Okay, lets just put this one behind us. Sweep the Mets this weekend.
These last two games were an absolute disgrace. The results were bad enough, but the effort was pathetic. Hopefully, the Yankees wake up before getting embarassed by the Mets over the weekend.
(down by 6 at halftime...)
Well on the bright side the Phillies took two of three at the Stadium last year and then the Yanks beat them in the WS. May history repeat itself.
Oh, well, that was a tainted rat turd of a game ... off to root for the Lakers and Boston somehow *both* losing ...
Hopefully the Mets will bring some relief ...
I hate the Lakers but I guess I hope they win.
 It's a tough one for me ... Normally, I'd root against the Celtics and Boston fans everywhere, but living in LA, I can't tell you how much Laker fan irritate me ... and those flags, those stupid fucking flags ...
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