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Seeing Red (The Wake-Up Show Edition)

Our boys are in need of a swift kick in the ass. They are a couple of games over .500, slightly better than the disappointing fellas in Boston, Detroit, and Anaheim.

Perhaps being home will help (for Mark Teixeira, maybe a night off will do it). But if they don’t start playing competitive, engaging ball, they are sure to hear the Bronx boo birds.

Ah, never mind the pessimism, we know what awaits them if they continue to stink. In the meantime, here’s root-root-rootin’ ‘em on:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

1. Jeter SS
2. Granderson CF
3. Cano 2B
4. A-Rod 3B
5. Ibanez RF
6. Swisher 1B
7. Chavez DH
8. Wise LF
9. Stewart C

[Picture by Elissa Goldstone via It's a Long Season; photo by Benjammerj via Instagram]

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1 Shaun P.   ~  May 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Many score truck sightings, a great outing from Pettitte, and no balls hit to RF - that's not too much to ask for, is it?

Why not put Chavez at first, Swisher in RF, and leave Ibanez at the only place he belongs (except in case of emergency): DH? I don't get it.

2 rbj   ~  May 18, 2012 4:24 pm

Back off to watch Frankie Brains and company tonight. Enjoy.

3 Chyll Will   ~  May 18, 2012 5:43 pm

[1] Because in Joe's bizarre corner of baseball realities, It Doesn't Make Sense.

I honestly feel that there is sort of a Moneyballish standoff between Cashman and Girardi concerning roster construction and the use of certain players. Every year we wonder why Joe insists on playing certain guys in ways that are otherwise unthinkable, and every time he has some lame reasoning behind it, whether it works or not. Is there not some Cold War component being played out between them; is Cash tired of Joe's neurotics or is Joe tired of playing with Lincoln Logs and matchsticks for a roster?

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:00 pm

Andy!

5 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:09 pm

Stewart. God damn, bro.

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:11 pm

Bear down, Andrew Eugene.

7 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:12 pm

Great sequence to Votto!

8 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:14 pm

An-Dy- Pett-itte!

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:14 pm

Right on, Andy!

10 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Brandon Arroyo

11 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 6:17 pm

I have no doubt that Andy will be our #2 this year.

12 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 6:17 pm

Then came Bronson?

13 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:18 pm

Hey, via the old days...Fuck Bronson Arroyo.

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:19 pm

!

15 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Robbie, damn, what are you hacking at?

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 6:21 pm

TV warming up (don't ask, but it's common for 8 year old off brand plasmas, it will die soon), sound off, listening to a Dave Brubeck love songs compilation with my wife. Homemade pizza in the oven. Don't know a thing about this game yet. Anything good or bad happen to this point?

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Curtis catches everything that can be caught.

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 6:31 pm

who made the Yankee error?

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:32 pm

Holy fuck, SIXTY-SIX???

Reggie is 66 years old.

Jesus.

(See, like Curtis would have caught that ball.)

20 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 6:33 pm

{19] If Donna Summer (RIP) was 63, then Reggie is certainly at least 66.

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:40 pm

[20] Chris Stewart failed to catch strike three, recovered and proceeded to throw the ball into the stands attempting to make a 2-3 putout.

22 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 6:42 pm

Robbie don't like to bend all the way over.

23 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 6:43 pm

Andy looks GREAT!

24 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:47 pm

[23] But of course.

25 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 6:50 pm

[21] Thanks.
That wily Andy Pettitte! Now let's turn back the clock and get a big delivery from the score truck.

26 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 6:54 pm

No score truck. Not even time for Andy to get an Icee at the rest stop.

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Andy hasn't missed a goddamned beat.

He is exactly what I expected him to be.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:02 pm

Atta boy, Andy!

29 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:06 pm

There is a new 'Reality Show' about an Auto Parts shop.
Auto Parts?
What the fuck is wrong with this country?

30 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 7:08 pm

[13] this.

[28] andy is a golden god!

31 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Oh God.... Jorge Cano.

32 randym77   ~  May 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Jay Bruce has a cannon. Do not run on him.

33 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Check minus Robbie. Dumb fuck.

34 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 7:10 pm

A Run, a run! I can't believe it.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:10 pm

Wow, a run!

36 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 7:10 pm

single...plus un-good!

37 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 7:11 pm

i like winning! : )

38 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:23 pm

Jesus, that was ten feet outside, Chavez.

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:31 pm

Man, Curtis looked uncharacteristically funny on that one.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:32 pm

He is OUT!

41 randym77   ~  May 18, 2012 7:33 pm

Nice. Stubbs is Gardner-speedy, and picked a good pitch. Got him anyway.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:35 pm

Six scoreless innings two games out of retirement.

Andy is golden god, motherfuckers.

43 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:35 pm

Man... how many games have we had with better pitching than what Andy has done?

44 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Cincy announcers GUSHING over Stewart. Called his release time fantastic.

45 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Enough of this bullshit. Here comes the score truck.

46 randym77   ~  May 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Verlander through six. Can he do it again?

47 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:39 pm

That was some premium hitting by Granderson

48 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:42 pm

It always comes down to ARod......

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:43 pm

Oh, ffs.

Can you believe this shit?

50 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 7:44 pm

So it goes when you can't score. Ump missed the call.

51 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 7:44 pm

Off the plate, but you'll never get that call.

52 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:44 pm

[46] Damn, really?

53 randym77   ~  May 18, 2012 7:45 pm

[52] Well, it's the Pirates.

54 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:45 pm

Un.

Fucking.

Believable.

55 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:46 pm

Oh my fucking God. Bases loaded, no out, 4 and 5 up. Nothing so far.

56 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:46 pm

Will Swish work a BB here?

57 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Seething with rage over here.

58 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Just kill me.

59 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 7:49 pm

Vai is mir. Nothing.

Too much on Andy.

60 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 7:50 pm

Arod cleans up...the dugout floor?

61 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Seven scoreless innings.

62 randym77   ~  May 18, 2012 7:57 pm

Verlander through 7.

63 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:58 pm

I mean, just like that, seven scoreless innings.

Apparently his vacation was restful and restorative.

64 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 7:58 pm

andy rules!

getting shut down by 'brandon' freakin' arroyo is bollocks.

65 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 7:58 pm

BTW, that white with baseball seam image at the top is really cool.

Andy Pettitte! He is a golden god, or a Roman marble.

66 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Maybe Alex should take a vacation.

67 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:00 pm

[64] hahaha. I'm glad you remember that too.

68 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:02 pm

yeah, and brandon is at barely 80 pitches...

69 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:04 pm

No, Michael, he has not pitched an "outstanding game."

That's loser talk.

The Yankees (and evidently their broadcasters) need to stop tipping their fucking hats.

70 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:04 pm
71 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:05 pm

Damn, he's back out there!

72 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:06 pm

Pushing the envelope here on Andy?

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:06 pm

Pfew!

Nice nab, Rob.

74 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:07 pm

wow, he's back out there.

this is where:

Hammer - 8th
G.O.A.T. - 9th

would be nice...

75 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:07 pm

Two outs, just like that.

One more...

76 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:08 pm

Standing in my living room, clapping.

77 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:09 pm

golden god!!!

soriano better not fuck this shit up...

78 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:09 pm

Andy Pettitte, ladies and gentlemen. Andy Pettitte.

79 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:09 pm

i gotta see some andy highlights later!

80 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:09 pm

fucklander with 11 k's now...

81 knuckles   ~  May 18, 2012 8:09 pm

This is a boss performance by Mr P. here tonight.

82 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:10 pm

knuckles!

seems like it's been a minute... hope all is well, man.

83 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:10 pm

Again...Andy is that golden god!

84 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:11 pm

12 k.

fucklander struck out the side in teh 8th.

85 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:13 pm

I can't believe every night from now until god knows when I have to ask, re: the ninth, "Who do we have, now?"

86 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2012 8:13 pm

our hitters should be very very embarrassed.

87 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 8:13 pm

8 IP. 4 Singles. 1 BB. 9 K. 0 Runs.
Best pitched game this year?

88 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:14 pm

"Arroyo off to his best start in years!" --Coney

Yes, that's how bad we are these days, Team.

89 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Nice shot, Robbie.

90 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Nice shot? That's a BOMB!

91 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 8:17 pm

I don't recall many farther homers to that spot.

92 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:17 pm

THANK THE LORD!

93 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:17 pm

[90] I know. After watching this horse shit, though, that's the best I can do by way of enthusiasm. I'd rather see a two run single up the middle at this point.

94 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 8:18 pm

I ASKED:
Best pitched game this year?

95 knuckles   ~  May 18, 2012 8:18 pm

[82]
Thelarmis, things are good. I'm not bantering enough these days tho.

Cano has some swing.

Big day for big name pitchers. Pettitte with a throwback, Verlander going nuts, and Kerry Wood hangs them up after one final K.

96 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:19 pm

Nice shot, Raul.

97 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 8:19 pm

Bronson Arroyo. Fuck You.

98 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 8:19 pm

94) Hiroki on Opening Day was good. But this might be more special.

99 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:20 pm

I'm glad that mullet is finally out of the game.

100 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:21 pm

[94] Best I've seen from the Yankees.

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101 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 8:21 pm

Boston dowm 5 - 3 after 7. Bard with 5 ER, 5 BB in 5 IP. Hamels for Phily.

102 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 8:22 pm

[94] I, of course, am only talking about the Yankees.

103 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2012 8:23 pm

Toronto schooling the Mets, 14-1.

104 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:23 pm

[94] I don't see quite enough games to assess but I seem to recall Nova pitching a particularly good game.

But Alex is right, this is special.

I'm just bursting with pride for Andy.

105 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2012 8:25 pm

9th inning on MLB Network..Verlander's got a no no cookin.

106 knuckles   ~  May 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Not no mo.

107 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Omg, listen to Cone's smack talk!

"It's only a no hitter!"

108 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 18, 2012 8:36 pm

A win...congrats Andy Pettitte.

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