Yanks vs Rangers tonight in the Bronx.
Cliff has the preview and we root:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
[Photo Credit: Andrew C Ko]
Jeter's officially gone on the 15-day DL.
Slappy Pena is up.
Now, where's my Jesus?!?!?!?
My god, that is a beautiful picture, Alex.
Hey, here's some good news for a change: Hughes is making progress.
 Could he be hanging from your rear view mirror?
 What happened to Jeter?
 He got too sad watching himself.
 You're f-ing killing me the last few days. Absolutely brilliant.
Hughes up to 93mph.
At least there's that.
BTW, what exactly is Frankie Cervelli good at?
 false hustle. i think his fh (park adjusted of course) is .450 - which as you know is quite impressive.
 This should be a contest. Best answer today wins a prize. Ms. Oct. has set the bar.
 Radiant smiling.
He's All-Star caliber.
Really, the only one on the team that can match him is Granderson ...
I posted in a different thread.
Montero was dizzy after a collision at the plate. And he is fighting off an eye infection. So understandably the Yanks are being cautious with him.
 Cervelli is good at allowing the opposing team to steal at least one base by throwing into the outfield.
He's good at playing multiple- error games.
Ugh. Rain delay.
 There are also statements about attitude problems. Butch Wynegar (AAA hitting coach) basically called him out a couple of days ago.
 Ha! Good old Butch Wynegar!
Wynegar is just being sour.
 Very punny. So about an hour rain delay?
If Montero is called up and only catches when a certain pitcher toes the rubber, he will be that guy's Personal Jesus.
Maybe they should move Montero to pitcher, and groom him as Mo's replacement. After all, Jesus saves.
CC with the hustle.
I'm working on a post that will be up in the next day or so, and its a Mad Libs tribute (the inventor passed away last week). I'd like you guys to offer up random words in any/all of the following categories:
Noun, Adverb, Adjective, Exclamation, Name of Commenter on the Banter, Verb, Number, Part of the Body, retired Yankee, ballpark food.
 Yellow, orange (adjective or the fruit) RIYank, 67, hotdog, Wow, thrust, toe, Yogi.
Is that the longest hit streak on the Yanks this season? That would be .... quirky!
Shit, Posada was right about needing playing time on the field
Nice double Jorge. Apparently the rumours of your demise are untrue.
 Planetarium, exquisitely, superior, Kamehameha, Chyll Will, obfuscate, 7, anterior cruciate ligament, Dave Winfield, Shake Shack cheeseburger.
Derek says to himself .... "so THAT's how you hit a single to left!"
You know who REALLY have it covered in an emergency???
Jesus, that's who?
Dammit, that was a RUN, Gardner ...
 Okay ... that *TOO* was a run!
Yeah, baby. THAT'S how it's done!
Love me some CURTIS.
I like this. Much.
Man, Tesh went up and got that shit!
 So did Grandy.
Damn, crushing their ace, and now we'll wreck their bullpen in the first game of the series.
More like O-GONE-DO ... amirite???????
Must feel nice to knock out an undefeated pitcher before he gets out of the second inning
I'm in some weird time-slip and stuck responding to earlier threads abotu being "hook-slud"..or in my case, "hook-slung"
So what I miss tonight?
howdy, Gang! As pleasant suprises go, turning on the tv to this is not too shabby. : )
Just missed an Alex bomb. damn. Go Yankeees!
 Oh, but you missed seeing the Undefeated Ranger Pitcher! You probably thought you'd have plenty of innings to watch him.
Verlander is good at pitching.
In the Hughes article, it says he had a five-out inning. Does that mean errors, dropped third strikes, or what?
 Well, I guess that puts me on the 15 day DL too.
 I knew he had a pretty damn good ERA. Damn shame.
My YouTube link is "awating moderation" :(
Oh well, happy to see the early Score Truck delivery!
 I would guess that "camp games" are not that formal. If they want him to pitch more, they'll play extra outs. If they want a player to get more at-bats, they'll let him lead off every inning.
 Does Verlander have a "special" stat boxscore going again??!
 Get well soon!
 Oh! I get it, you're right, that must be it.
Uh, *that's* just creepy ... I don't *WANT* to see that special ... yeesh.
Cano gets ready like he's getting comfy under the covers.
 Looks like it, but just got a little less special.
 Santana had gotten on via HBP even before that.
 Ah, missed that. I just looked for the BB, H, E.
O'Neill is the Swisher Whisperer.
Incredible..if you take out that wretched Boston series the Yankees are playing really good baseball..good omen for the autumn?
Wakefield and Shields in a pitcher's duel. TB up 2-0 after 7.
Oh, Rob. Dammit.
 But why oh fucking why did that series go so shitty? Bloody Bollocks!
Verlander's specialness still going ..
Oh, hey, that's what he does well!
Hm, maybe not. Maybe not a wise choice. I guess Leiter's right, just take the out.
That's enough. Shut 'em down, Big Fella.
Young Nunez LOVES to back up.
Orlando Cabrera breaks up the no-no.
DRILLED not DRIVEN ... there's the problem according to Kay ...
You ... are .... Kirkman .... you are ... creator ....
Must .... sterilize ....
Leiter said 'drilled', too, Cult. (These distinctions are too subtle for me.)
3-0 TB over Boston in the 8th.
Yikes, that was scary.
Now 4-0. Ace allowed an inherited runner to score!
Papi flies out, and that's a CG shutout for James Shields.
 Big Game James with the CG! I like it.
 Yeah, he'd make a good Yankee. (But the Rays have three years of club options, sheesh.)
I went out for more beer ... and it's *4*-9???
 Yeah, you really gotta cut down.
Good K of Cruz.
 It *IS* my fault!
Y'all should have NOSTRA beat me when he's out here in a month ...
"That's a *Vulcan* pitch!"
God, I love Leiter!
Wow! A stolen base!
Who's this #11 dude?
My god. He's too fucking good.
Now THAT guy I now. Mo Damn!
Curtis!!! Sign that man to a deal!!
I just love Granderson, and it's even sweeter that the Sox signed Crawford to that monster deal for the same (or less!) production. Then again, Theo is a "genius" so it will probably work out for them!
 Also, whatshisname, the new TB left fielder, looked great tonight against Boston. Fielding and hitting.
Oh, it was off Tateyama, NPB veteran..hope he can do better against other teams.
 He is.
(There he goes again, "Vulcan split.")
Hitting bombs must be great but that homer from Robbie must feel better n sex.
 My work here is done!
Holy cow. This is turning into a shelling.
He should have yelled "FOUR"
Thelarmis will be happy. He likes double-digit scoring.
 Well said.
Yanks must be Heat-Haters, they feel invigorated!
Got to watch that Cano homer on replay, Gameday not sufficient.
Man, for a guy who has never broken any law, LeBron is REALLY getting piled on..I hope he comes back and destroys the league next year..if he can..
*That's* who Al's like! Scorsese! The way he's all jazzed up and geeked out!
 FUCK. Lebron.
And I don't even like the NBA ...
[ Ditto on the first part. king Douche.
God, I can't *believe* Rhodes is still playing baseball.
I am perplexed by Lebron and have found it harder to like him over the past year, starting with how things ended in the playoffs with the Cavs, but he's probably the greatest athlete to ever play the game of basketball and he's a great player and he'll get his head together before all is said and done.
 I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever understand LeBron hate. I imagine Reggie got the same back in the 70s though..let's see if LeBron can rise to the occasion like he did?
YOU SUCK MORE THAN THE SUCKIEST SUCK THAT EVER SUCK THE SUCK OF SUCKTOWN.
Hope you don't take this the *wrong* way ...
Lebron is UBER-Talented. Bob Gibson/Sandy Koufax talented. But if those two shit the bed when it counted most history would remember. Esepecially if they were born in St. Louis and Brookly respectively and then decided to take a shit on those cities.
I must say that HR by Robbie was stunning. Can you possibly hit a lower line drive and still get it out of the park? My God!
Any bets that Nunez far outperforms Jeter over the next 14 days?
I need a silver lining....
Can we possibly win the Division with our dilapidated BP?
Whatever might be and might come ... Lance Pendleton ... is ... teh suck.
Throw strikes, shithead!
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