no caray, wahoo!
and jeter with a true basehit!
and jete w/ a stolen bag!
turnin' back the clock...
Nice play by Napoli.
Jesus fucking Christ, Alex.
[3/4] i was gonna say both things, but figured i was the only one here... tex didn't do say great, either. at least at wasn't on the first pitch...
5) And at least we've got CC.
crap. throw just sailed...
Yup, definite error.
Beautiful day out there.
damn. not even close...
finally. a strike!
fuck the heck?
OMG!!! it was soooo obvious he went.
I thought the Derby was yesterday. Horseshit.
we look awful today...
This is a bunch of fucking shit.
I'm starting to hate Texas in that irrational way I used to reserve for the Angels.
finally. that frame sucked.
there really aren't any good reasons why dave bush should shut us down...
The Yanks, through 1.5 innings, look like horseshit. Fortunately, they play nine. Time for CC to shut 'em down like P.E. for the rest of the game.
jesus fucking christ. what the hell is up with cc??? : /
Alright. Runs. As in many.
I am not going to say anything sarcastic so I'm not going to say anything...but I'm bitter.
Run Brett run.
That's an error?
Way to go Captain Cooked!
Derek's finding himself. So nice to see.
keep it movin', fellas!
Hey, an rbi hit for Derek!
c'mon grandy, make earl weaver proud!
this is better.
Okay, okay! Coney just said "Fangraphs" was one of his favorite websites.
Good going, Curtis.
Joe Morgan never once talked about fangraphs or baseball reference.
Cones the shit.
Nice and easy, up the middle...
Short swing, Alex, short swing...just redirect the ball...
people really shouldn't cheer that...
Baseball is so fucking dangerous.
It's a miracle guys don't get hit in the face more often.
Please, Swish, short swing, short swing...
Is up to you, Nick.
Oh god, terrible...
ah. anibal sanchez was just perfect thru 6. gave up a hit to lead off the 7th... he's got 10 k's, too. already over 100 pitches, so he won't finish...
Scoretruck catches a flat. Motherfucker.
You have to make contact in that spot.
C.C. settling in...you were saying about Cano?
That was a nice play but still, that's Swisher's ball.
 That play makes me so nervous. It has dating back to Abreu, who never called Robbie off.
we look awful.
FUCK YEAH. Onions, CC!
(Oooh, Emma (if you're out there)! I have a baseball name for you: John Wockenfuss! Remember him?)
60) What's this "we" stuff? "We" look great! The Yanks are the ones strugglin.
62) I remember that dude! Good football name: Jarvis Redwine. 'Member him?
CHECK OUT DEREK!!
Yup, Jeter's definitely back.
Derek with the power!
OK, we gotta win this game now.
i don't believe what i just saw! : o
 Something made me think of the game in the eighties ('85, turns out) where the Mets lost 26-7. John Wockenfuss was in the box score. :)
Now, let's see Alex and Jorge step up!
 of course i remember johnny wockenfuss! catcher on the tigers. i had some of his cards. i think he did the finger waggle on the bat...
Okay, boys. Now time for Alex to put a good fucking swing on the ball dammit.
Fuck. But good.
Two great scoring innings, damn near wasted. This is getting irritating.
They don't hit with RISP because they always swing the same way. And I'd venture to guess that pitchers are more focused in those spots so make fewer mistakes. If they'd just go up there thinking middle of the field with RISP, they'd drive in more runs.
Given CCs early struggles & the two errors, I'll take a 4-4 tie at this point.
GOD, THIS FUCKING TEAM!!
With the running and the fielding!
Now I'm starting to get ticked off.
I'll confess to being an addict of the Jeterian saga in part because he's just six months older than me, and I figure if he's in decline I must be plummeting.
Nothing like a 3 for 3 with an HR and stolen base to raise the nose of the plane a bit and hopefully return to a more gradual, controlled landing pattern.
The radio folks remind us that Jeter has the second highest batting average on the team, .275, after Cano's .295.
You just can't predict baseball.
Tomorrow's an off day? Might I suggest some infield practice?
Wow. That was nearly 3 in a row to almost the exact same spot. Thank Mo for a good pickup from Teixeira, because if they'd loaded the bases on that bullshit, I'd have to hurt somebody.
What was Cone's 4-14 year? Like 2000?
Time fucking flies.
Punch it in play Cervelli.
To quote Casey Stengel, can anyone here play this game?
Kind of a tough play there. Dunno that I'd call it an error.
IS EVERYBODY SLEEPING?
This is getting annoying
That's a moronic, MORONIC play by Bourbon.
Hah! Cervelli's awake.
The Capt'n ain't done yet!
I came to rag on OldYankeeFan. Where's the back of the line?
gotta love arthur rhodes!!!
I mean, really, the homeruns are nice. I'm not saying they're not.
But a single with runners on second and third is just as nice.
 Or a bases loaded line drive in the gap. I think that's the most satisfying hit in baseball.
I feel so good for Derek.
 Agreed. Satisfying is right. I love watching the outfielders scurry with futility after the ball.
 Hear, hear.
Finally, now THAT is a good swing by Alex.
 Like Minka!
Time for Robbie to join the fun...
then again, maybe not.
Note: remember to hit the home runs after the infield hits.
Might want to go get CC
 Too slow, Belth.
Jesus Montero... calling Jesus Montero...
Got to figure he's going back to a slider now...
Curve? Don't get too tricky, Meat.
This game is hideous.
total fucking bollocks.
and that hook was strike 3...
Am I dreaming all this?
Are you guys seeing what I'm seeing?
two run homer. Calling it.
That was a hit???
 i was shocked at that, too. but i thought it was strike 3 and that was pretty cool. what ensued was not cool, at all...
Good fucking Lord.
Jeebus Frakking Christobol!
 mercy rule on amount of errors given???
I was almost right.
 Dangerously close.
 I think the official scorer just flips a coin.
 sounds about right. i'd flip a bi-centennial quarter. there's a drummer on the flip side! : )
Remember when we walked Murphy for no apparent reason in Game Four?
Nice joba job.
Good work, Joba.
So, who wants to see Soriano with a one run lead?
 No. IBB? How the hell do you remember things like that?
He didn't touch the base?
Can't wait to see that replay!
But I bet he did touch it.
"double whiff" says Cone.
Now, Jorge, please don't hit into a double play.
Didnt think Swish touched the bag
Hey Hey whadda ya say?!?
Mothers Day, or Miracle Day?
i wish i had the cone feed. i'm watching on tbs. brian anderson & smoltz team is actually fine. nothing special, but certainly not irritating.
po with a basehit. how 'bout that.
bunt Gardy, pinch hit for Cervelli.
DO NOT BUNT.
 Me too, TBS. Dull. Not bad.
See? NO PLAYS!!!!
How 'bout that!
Nice robe, Brett.
OK Frankie, table is set for you.
Jeez, let's go Cervelli!
why not pinch hit w/ martin?
 Molina made the ball go a long way right after
 Apparently you're "people."
ball two was damn close...whew!
 Oh, god, don't go bringing that up, please.
Nah, Cervelli, you ain't sellin' that, Meat.
frankie looks itchy at the dish
I wonder if Martin is hurt.
frankie brains with no batting gloves. i wonder if he's on the posada urine plan. eeeewwww!!!
OMG. Frankie baby!
 I know, funny, right?
Today is Opposite Day or something.
Holy shit! Frankie Brains!!! Yes!
Okay, the ball is juiced.
OMG!!!! i doesn't believe it!!! (neither does he.)
GI Joe's a genius!!! but yeah, russell best be okay...
Jeter is a bum.
Okay, two "holy shit"s and two "holy fuck"s, that looks about right. (Mine was first though.)
alright, Jeter's back. ; )
brains tied w/ the captain on the "all-time career grand slams list"!
Cervelli is my wife's favorite...we just jumped up and down and hugged on that one.
Oh, and one OMG, sorry Randy. :-)
i guess i won't get to see Mo pitch. it's a trade-off i'm willing to make.
 i know math isn't your strong suit, but there were 2 OMG's.
i was at the game when brains hit his first career homer...at The Ted.
holy hot blonde in the cool Yanks t-shirt. damn!
 We could still bring in Boone Logan to...ahem "get out lefties" to set up the save.
The OMGs must be invisible to me.
 Heheh. New meaning to the words "set-up man."
Remember when the Yankees were losing 4-0?
i figure we'll either see carlyle and/or pendleton in the 8th/9th. are either/both still with us? wait, yeah, i think both of them are here. lance is from tex-ass, joe should let him pitch...
 *that* i remember. the walk to murphy in the lcs, i do not.
does anybody remember laughter?
I supposed we could also take the regulars out and have Nunez make his customary two errors to help set up a save...
 Forests echo with it, right?
 Yes, both those guys are on the roster.
 They'd both be ruled hits.
But I think letting Boone walk some lefties is more effective, and traditional.
See, Beltre is really good.
Soriano. Because he was already warming up.
 Eh, he's also only pitched twice in May
Soriano's last clean inning: Opening Day.
why the fuck did sori pitch? did he need work, or something?
wow, kobe and the lakers about to get swept by the mavs...
Obligatory Monty Python "I'm not dead yet." comment.
That was ball four
 Yeah, but also his only shot at the RBI and a 5-hit game. Heh, the 5 looks like an S.
 I think we can forgive his last two AB :)
May want to check out what the Giant's pitcher is doing to the Rockies. It's only the fifth, but. . .
Nevermind. There's a hit.
I was at the Sabathia six inning CG
And in further happy news, Carl Pavano got lit up again
Well, that was something.
A most excellent win...
Very much a Jekyll & Hyde game.
Great win. Score truck pounding on all cylinders.
Just tuned in (it's real early in Japan).
So when's Jeter gonna start hitting?
 Very ugly game while the Yankees were in the field. Kind of ugly while we were batting, too, but Jeter's day much more than made up for it.
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