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Welcome To The Big Leagues, Meat

Josh Tomlin will make his major league debut tonight by starting for the Indians. Talk about being thrown into the fire. He starts his big league career by facing the defending champs and his new team’s former Cy Young award winning ace, and could end the evening as the answer to a trivia question about a milestone home run.

Tomlin is a 25-year-old righty who was drafted out of Texas Tech in the 19th round of the 2006 draft and has bounced between starting and relieving in his five minor league seasons. He’s a strike-thrower (career 1.9 BB/9 in the minors), but despite good results for Triple-A Columbus this year (8-4, 2.68 ERA), his walks have been up (2.8 BB/9) and his strikeouts have been down (6.7 K/9, which likely translates to a below average strikeout rate in the majors).

I don’t know much more about him other than he and two members of the Double-A Akron Aeros were charged with felonious assault (later reduced to disorderly conduct) for allegedly beating up a bouncer at an Akron bar on June 3.

Outfielder Michael Brantley has been optioned to Columbus to make room for Tomlin on the roster. Juan Miranda will play first base and bat eighth against the righty Tomlin. Mark Teixeira gets a half-day off at DH. Everyone else is in their usual place.

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1 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:02 pm

Man, they aren't spectacular, but I REALLY like listening to Singy and Flaherty call the game. Very calming. Mostly, I love Singy. Flaherty is okay by me because he's bright, but I really wish Coney was still around.

2 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:10 pm

[1] I'm with you, Belthy. : )
And leave it to a selfish stat padder like A-Rod to wait 'til his 35th b-day to hit #600. ; )

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:13 pm

Nice play, Brains.

4 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:16 pm

Great fucking play! Whoo-hoo!

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:16 pm

That's my Frankie!

6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:19 pm

If Jorgie were catching, neither of those plays would have been made, I think.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:23 pm

That was great by Frankie. Typical first go around the line up against a rookie, though.

8 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:31 pm

Atta boy, Big Fella. Now it's time for the O to put this no hitter and shut out to rest.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:44 pm

Bob Feller. Classic.

10 Eddie Lee Whitson KO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 7:45 pm

making the slop-throwing rookie look like cy young. eagerly awaiting the 2nd run through the order.

11 Eddie Lee Whitson KO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:14 pm

looked like runner was out at first to me. we're getting some tough calls here in cleveland.....

12 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:14 pm

you just know that Bob Feller probably says some completely inappropriate racist/sexist shit, but in that way that your crazy 90 year old uncle says it and no one really holds it against him

13 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:16 pm

this is annoying now

14 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:19 pm

So, is there any particular reason why Miranda is starting tonight?

15 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:24 pm

Time for the front office to invest a little more time and attention in scouting, no?

16 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:25 pm

All signs point to this not being a good night.
[14] Posada was a late scratch.

17 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:25 pm

[14] There's one...

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:26 pm

Fucking godawful!

Well-executed? Really?



If they both say so, I'll take it back.

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:27 pm

Ok, I was wrong, good play even though initially I thought it was crazy.

Learn something new everyday.

20 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:27 pm

I saw Giambi try to make a throw to 2nd last night for the Rockies. Needless to say he threw it straight into the ground bouncing it about 6 feet in front of the bag. It wound up in left field.

21 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:29 pm

[14] There is the short term reason: Posada was a late scratch, which put Miranda in the lineup. Girardi took the opportunity to give Teix half a day off and start Miranda in the field.

There is of course the short term reason: the lack of a legitimate DH-type on the team, which doesn't really matter, I've been told, since they need the DH for resting veteran players.

22 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:30 pm

[21] So, that's the short and the short of it? >;)

23 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:32 pm

[22] Yep.

Thanks everybody...remember, I do two shows on Saturday.

24 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:33 pm

I missed most of the game, but judging by the mediocre rookie dominating the Yankees, I presume he throws some sort of change up.

God help us if we face someone with a change in the playoffs.

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:34 pm

[20] Wow. Can't even believe he's playing the field.

26 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:34 pm

Just got in.
ONE FUCKIN' HIT? What's going on?

[21] Do I detect sarcasm? It would be nice to have NJ, but truth is Posada can only Catch 60%-65% of the time, and ARod, Jeter and Teix could use a 1/2 day off once a month. I'd like to have NJ back, but not having him isn't killing us (like it might hurt the Sox).

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:34 pm

[24] Bingo.

28 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:35 pm

[24] From what I hear, he's more of a soft-tosser; the Yanks only believe in hard fastballs...

29 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:35 pm

It's time for the Yankees to consider promoting Romine. Cervelli has become an absolute zero in just about every aspect.

30 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:37 pm

6th inning already? Where's the O? (and what a skimpu game thread..Cleveland that boring?)

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:37 pm

[29] What are you talking about? He's a fine catcher, don't you think?

32 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:39 pm

[31] Actually, I don't. At best, he is solid, but lately he has had more than his fair share of poor plays like he did in the fourth.

33 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:39 pm

[30] Something to do with spoiled non-fat milk, if that's possible...

34 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:40 pm

[26] If it happened once a month, it would be fine. Its when we need to see the dregs of the bench in every game that drives me nuts. And i think we need to forget about Nick Johnson. The Yankees should have had some kind of plan when it became apparent that Johnson would miss most of the year (somewhere around last December) but that ship is sailed and they should move on to a replacement.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:40 pm

[32] Huh. I've not been watching too closely lately, so I'll defer to your judgment. Still, that sounds a bit harsh, solid at best?

I'll keep my eyes open.

36 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:40 pm

The boob tube said 4 out of the last 5 pitchers who debuted vs. the Yankees have been credited with the W. Unreal. 5 out of 6 is looking more likely. Bollocks!

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:41 pm


38 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:41 pm

[31] RiverAveBlues ran an analysis of the defense of both Yankees catchers. The conclusion? Posada is of course worse, but Cervelli as well is below average. Combined with his poor hitting...

39 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I don't think the Yankees have cleanly fielded a ball since I got home.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:42 pm

[38] Huh. How 'bout that!

41 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:44 pm

[26] Please see my post from the thread earlier today: even with Jorge DHing and the old timers getting a few rest days, there is still need for a real DH three or more games a week. That's a lot.

And I am not talking about Nick Johnson...that boat has sailed. But the organization should be working hard, very hard, to drastically improve the DH (and by extension, bench) situation.

There is no reason at all NOT to make improvements.

42 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:44 pm

[39] You make them nervous.

43 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:47 pm

This game sucks

44 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:48 pm

[41] Bonds hasn't officially retired yet. I think he'd still be good for a .900 OPS..and he'd take the heat off A-Rod!

45 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:48 pm

[38] That was based strongly on SB/CS, which we know also has a lot to do with a pitcher. It was also a very small sample size in which Brains 2010 is well below his career numbers.

Anyone with eyes can see Brains is a very good defensive Catcher.

He also has 30 RBI and a .807 RISP.

No... he's not a stud, but far better then any BUC we've had in a while.

46 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:49 pm

[41] I agree.
[44] I agree.

47 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:49 pm

guess this is a "root against tampa" night

48 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:50 pm

CC getting hit pretty hard.
Maybe we should ease up on those 120 pitch outings.

49 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:52 pm

[48] It would be hard to do that *and* make sure Joba Chamberlain never, ever gets in a close game.

50 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:53 pm

[45] To my eyes, honestly, he looks pretty average defensively. But by comparison to Jorge he seems like Johnny Bench. Still, once the rosy glow wears off and you actually watch him, there are passed balls and poor throws to second and dropped tags.

You are right that he is the best BUC since....Jorge?

51 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:53 pm

Horse shit.

52 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:54 pm

I may have to turn this game off soon.

53 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:54 pm

What an awful game

54 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:55 pm

[50] I kind of liked the first two years of Flash

55 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:55 pm

Who knows, maybe this inning a baserunner? Dare I dream?

56 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 8:58 pm

55 posts.

This game is a wet turd.

Cervelli inspiring meditations on art vs. life and the backup catcher and how, perhaps, Bang the Drum Slowly was a happy ending.

57 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:01 pm

[56] Yeah, more interesting to look at these a-holes outside my office:


58 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:02 pm

Hey! The Yankees are half way to a team cycle!

59 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:06 pm

He's squeezin', missing fastballs.


60 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:08 pm

I probably would not bother leaving Sabathia in for the seventh. Get some rest, chalk it up, big guy.

61 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:10 pm

Rays are winning

62 monkeypants   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:13 pm

Why is CHP warming in the BP and CC is still in the game? If it's CHP time, then they might as well send CC to the showers. But if they are still trying to win, send CHP to the back of the BP.

63 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:14 pm

[57] Thanks for the entertainment - I started off strong and ended up with a passing grade.

Who was it last night who thought you could play with that game, as tonight's game was a given?

Not loving Joe G. taxing CC like this. Not sure I understand it.

64 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:19 pm

That's a good start. Let's go for Mo's sake!

65 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:19 pm

Good show, sticks!

66 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:21 pm

Another thing I don't like about the painful mlb.tv ads: I swear, Lady Gaga's face looks like a talking vagina.

67 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:21 pm

Evening. Just got in, and read the posts and viewed the in game. Another mystery pitcher confuses the world champions. The Cleveland runs given up by CC were sketchy, and it could easily be only a 2 run lead. He looked ok last inning, but must not come out for the eighth.

Tomlin shuts down the yanks for 7 innings. He will remember this for the rest of his life.

We can score many and often against their bullpen, and it starts now.

68 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:23 pm

[66] What's so bad with a talking vagina?

69 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:23 pm

Good on the kid, though. If one of the good guys made a start like this against the Rays or the Sox there would be much rejoicing.

70 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:26 pm

Of course we didn't score there

71 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:28 pm

I hate when we play Joe LaRussa

72 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:28 pm

[68] It's just downright unnatural.

And I hate every single person who appears in the current crop of mlb.tv ads. Except Heidi Klum. She's getting up there now, but her prime was prime.

73 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:29 pm

We need an attack of he midges

74 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:29 pm

[72] Who else are in the ads?

75 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Didn't they murder this guy in Illinois?

76 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Laporta been busy.

77 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:32 pm


78 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:33 pm

hey look chp is pitching in The Eighth Inning (tm)

79 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:33 pm

I would much rather see Heidi Klum, then a disgusting "Steak and bacon muffin melt" even a talking vag would be better than that non-talking muffin.

80 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:34 pm

I don't care which MLB.tv ads I get, as long as it isn't that goddamn ad for "The Colony" that they've been playing over and over and over and over again for the last couple of weeks ...

81 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:35 pm

LaPorta is going to be really good

which is why the CC situation is in no way like LeBron, as some writers have tortuously tried to claim in the past few days. CC gave them 7 years AND a potential franchise bat...thats not a bad return on investment.

82 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:37 pm

[79] Steak & Bacon muffin melt??? Jayzus...get me some rice and miso soup please, i feel hardening arteries after just reading that..

83 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:38 pm

[80] You'd care if you were one of the 7 people dropped into..........whatever the hell they mention after that.

84 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:40 pm

[74] Keith Hernandez referring to his "lip jacket," which I find to be an inestimably disgusting term; Frank Nicotero who takes his one big shot to tell a joke to the world and comes up empty with an Ocho Cinco reference; Nikki Boyer (who?), pumping the ultra-relevant "Daytime in No Time," because everyone knows that manic Yankees fans hard up enough to watch all the games on mlb.tv's maddeningly buggy interface show significant crossover with the daytime soaps audience; Boris, from the hideous, racist, and offensive "yoooo want jersey? Yahn-kee jersey?" ad; Angela Sun (who?) for some other shitty yahoo web show; the nerdiest man on earth starring in some sickly unhip crap that is supposed to promote yahoo entertainment; DIane Something for Bikini 101 - again, crossover between mlb.tv fans and folks who wear bikinis; Clinton Sparks, who wants us all to check out Awl the nooze, on Yahooew - seriously, there is no way that accent is real - there are more, but that's a semi-comprehensive list for now.

Oh, right - Dogface Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna - for Yahoo's "The Thread," again, logical crossover audience...

And I can't forget the mammoth asshole on the Gilette test commercial, which is jarringly loud and as annoying as everything else they show.

Gabi Reece is the only one I really don't hate, as the tune they play under another useless web show that I will never, in a million years, watch, is not that unpleasant.

85 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:40 pm

[82] I don't know how long you've been living in Japan, but people here eat that shit, like everyday, and over 70% of adults are overweight here. It is disgusting.

86 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:42 pm

[80] I don't understand how people hate that one. It doesn't bother me, and, as you can tell, I am easily irritated.

Besides, it's Omoc from SG-1...

87 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:42 pm

Wow, fair ball!!

88 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:42 pm

Now were cooking with grease.

89 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:43 pm

Another two hit game for Jeter

90 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:43 pm

[84] Damn, Keith Hernandez the only person I know on that list..

[85] Long enough that the sound of that sandwich makes me queasy..

I do remember transfering at Houston's airport about 5 years ago and just being shocked when I got off the plane..everyone seemed...so huge...

91 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:44 pm

[89] he's gonna end up finishing a lot closer to .300 than anyone realizes, watch

92 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Shorten that swing, Nick...

93 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:45 pm

'member when Swish took every count to 3-2? Seems like a long time ago.

94 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:45 pm

Terrible, Nick.

Just grisly.

95 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:45 pm


96 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:46 pm

I feel ill.

97 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:46 pm

welp...here goes nothin'

98 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:46 pm

[86] Because at least on my feed they play it EVERY FUCKING INNING.

And they have been, for the last 2-3 weeks.

Over and over and over and over.

I'll usually only get the other ones about once or twice a game.

Boris, from the hideous, racist, and offensive “yoooo want jersey? Yahn-kee jersey?” ad

My favorite! "Check 'em out! TWINS!!!!"

99 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:46 pm

Stage is set.

100 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

How about a True Yankee Moment here, Alex!

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101 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Why did Teix hack away like that?

We had this fucker on the ropes!

The pressure was on *him,* not us!

102 Just Fair   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Bull Fucking Shit. That game was junk.

103 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

thats nothin' alright

104 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:48 pm


105 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:48 pm

With a goodnight yawn, the heartache is gone. We'll get em tomorrow.

Arod looks not very fierce lately.

106 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Oh well.

107 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:49 pm

That was horseshit.

108 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:50 pm

seriously though, we all pretty much watch everygame...is anyone shocked that we lost a game to a changeup happy rookie with our ace on the mound??

hell I remember the time we got 2-hit by Billy Traber making something like his third ever start

109 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:52 pm

[108] I'm not surprised, but its infuriating that we can't hit changeups.

110 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:53 pm

[98] All the other ads have such a head start on that one, as they've been annoying the living hell out of me for MONTHS now. The Colony ad is easier to ignore than the "Wooooo-Hoooooo!" of that dickhead in the Gillette commercial.

The whole thing though is an unprecedented shit show. Anyone who cares to give [84] a read, check out just how many of those ads are uniquely irrelevant to people who watch baseball games on their computers.

[75] No one got my Mormon joke. Or cared.

111 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:55 pm

Top of the ninth in TB. Tigers have the tying run on third and the go ahead on first, with one out.

Damon up. (on MLB channel.)

112 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:56 pm

[75] I thought Joseph Smith was killed in Missouri?

113 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:57 pm

[108] Was Billy Traber the lefty with that painfully awkward-looking delivery?

114 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

[112] Nope. Voluntarily went from Nauvoo to be tried for being a shit-stirrer and was murdered, along with a few other folks, in the jail in Carthage, Illinois.

115 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

[113] That sounds about right. I know he sucked. I hate being urp'd.

116 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 9:59 pm

Damon walks. Bases loaded for Miggy

117 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:00 pm

10 pitch at bat for Damon, ends in a walk. Bases loaded, Cabrera up.

118 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:02 pm

Double play. Rays win. Two games up.

119 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:03 pm

Shit. A dp ends the game. How could Cabrera be so slow on the dribbler to get caught in that DP?

120 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:05 pm

[114] Thanks. The mormans got their revenge at Little Meadows.

121 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:08 pm

Somehow, the Tigers always do the opposite of what I want them to do.

122 thelarmis   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:10 pm


i'm having a rather brutal fucking day. i am not surprised by this loss, in the least. i actually expected. strike one, two & three for me today.

this day sucks ass.

: /

123 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:12 pm

[122] Sometimes they just do.

[120] Mountain Meadows. And not exactly revenge - more just a senseless slaughter of a wagon train.

124 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:17 pm

The Rays absolutely stole a game with great defense on the same day the Yankees gave one away because of an inability to make basic plays.

Meanwhile, Damon's AB in the ninth showed how big of a mistake Cashman made by letting him go. Damon is exactly what the Yankees need.

125 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:20 pm

[123] I stand corrected again. And yes, the Mountain Meadow massacre was a brutal reaction to perceived wealthy "gentiles" crossing Morman lands on the way to California. The Mormans tried to put the blame on the local Indian tribe.

126 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 27, 2010 10:34 pm

We already have a better Damon.
Gardner has a 116 OPS+ to JD's 112 (although that will change)
Gardner has a better glove.
Gardner has a better arm.
Gardner has better legs.
And Gardner makes minimum wage.
I really liked JD, but getting younger and making the most of our (cheap) kids is important for the Yanks.

127 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 27, 2010 11:13 pm

[126] We have no designated hitter.

128 Raf   ~  Jul 28, 2010 12:22 am

[124, 127] Damon should've taken the deal the Yankees had on the table for him then.

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