"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Don’t Sleep

Yeah, the Twins aren’t all that but they’re enough to have swept a double-header from the Tigers yesterday. No sleeping allowed.

It’s old man Andy in his second start since returning from the disabled list.

Never mind the standings: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: TS Flynn via It's a Long Season]

Categories:  1: Featured  Game Recap  Yankees

Share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via email %PRINT_TEXT

154 comments

Show/Hide Comments 1-100
1 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 4:37 pm

The BlueBirds are down 3-0 to the OrangeBirds.
Methinks the Yankees will need to take 8 of their last 10 to Win the Division. The O's are truly driven.

2 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Well, the Blue Jays are useless.

3 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 5:01 pm

[1] I say six. (I mean, the Orioles will win 6 out of 10.) Maybe seven.

[2] Let's hope they continue to be useless straight through the weekend.

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 5:08 pm

The O's play Toronto(@Home), the Sox(@Home) and TB(@TB). If TB is out of it by then, I don't know how much of a fight they will put up. They won't lose 2 in a series,and will sweep the Sox. 8 Wins they will have.

Now 4-0 as Toronto goes down with a wimper.

5 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 5:11 pm

Will no one rid us of these troublesome Orioles?

6 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 5:52 pm

Well, there ya go

7 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 5:56 pm

Orange Wins.

8 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:02 pm

Past success is no guarantee of future performance.

9 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:19 pm

I really hope Eduardo Nunez didn't throw the division away with the ball yesterday.

10 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:32 pm

[9] Dude.... How about looking at all the RISP opportunities we blew? Nunez gave up ONE run (with some help from the pitcher). How many RISP chances did we miss????

11 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:35 pm

[10] We lost by one run.

The team's fascination with a man that can't field and can't hit is bewildering in the middle of the year.

Infuriating in a pennant race.

12 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:47 pm

Anyway, lets move on to tonight. If we beat this terrible team and the a terrible teams beats the O's, the day is still a net positive.

13 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:57 pm

[11] Dude... we were 2 for 9 with RISP, the 2 hits being the Swisher and Raul HRs. And while Nunez was for 0 for 2 with RISP, he did manage an RBI. You are very myoptic when it comes to players to don't like.

14 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:57 pm

The Jays jump out to a 2-0 lead in the second game and have two RISP with nobody out in the second.

I guess everyone is following that game, huh?

15 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:58 pm

Productive out, 3-0.

16 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:58 pm

Hey hey hey! Toronto with 2 on and no outs in the 2nd, and leading 2-0.

17 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:59 pm

[13] Myopic.

18 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:59 pm

[16] Oh my god you are slow.

19 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Sac fly. 3-0 in Baltimore.

20 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Single, 4-0.

OYF, you are the Jorge Posada of commenting.

21 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:00 pm

[19] see [15]!

22 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:00 pm

[18] Do you EVER watch the Yankee games, or just the other teams???

23 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:02 pm

4 Runs! That's about 1/2 of what R.Romero needs to Win this game.

24 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:05 pm

[22] I have an attention problem. It has stood me well so far in life, though!

There ya go, Rajai baby. It's amazing how little difference there is between a terrible team like the Jays and a great team like the Orioles.

(You have mlb.tv, right? You can watch two games, you know.)

25 mhoward120   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:08 pm

Will anyone else acknowledge that this is the best last days 10 of the season in the modern age, what with being able to follow Oriole games, pitch by pitch?
Welcome to the Play-In Playoffs!

26 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:09 pm

[25] Yeah, that's good, it's true. And as you see, I've been doing it, too.

27 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:13 pm

Endy Chavez sacrifices with one out and two on in the second inning.

That is a very, very stupid play.

28 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:14 pm

Ichiro!

29 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Okay, okay, the Yankee game is also enjoyable so far.

30 mhoward120   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:15 pm

A winning team scores at least 2 here.

31 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:18 pm

I'm listening to the Twins broadcast but I have no idea who they are.

32 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:19 pm

Wow, Ricky Romero really is terrible.

33 mhoward120   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:20 pm

Sooooooo delicious!!!!

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:20 pm

YES!

35 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:20 pm

Nick!

36 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:21 pm

Wow. I did not expect that!

37 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:22 pm

[30] Wait, so does that mean the Yankees are a winning ball club?

38 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:24 pm

Swisher now 2nd in RBI with 87, behind Grandy with 94.
Is it possible NOBODY on this team reaches 100 RBI?

39 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:25 pm

[36] THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!

40 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:26 pm

Oh boy......

41 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:27 pm

Is this going to be one of Those Games?

42 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:29 pm

Hard to believe with Miggy looking at the Triple Crown, and the 2 WCs, that Detroit won't make the PS.

43 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:29 pm

[41] And just WHICH game are you referring to?

44 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:30 pm

[42] It's not basketball, you know.

45 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:31 pm

[43] This one.

Did I stutter?

46 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:32 pm

Oh, come on, Andy. You're only allowed to walk Mauer!

47 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:35 pm

Keep looking, Justin.

48 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:37 pm

Houdini!

49 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:37 pm

Whew.
I wasn't worried.

50 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:42 pm

[45] Hey now, you're too old for a Breakfast Club drop. You and OYF play nice now, we're playoffs bound!

51 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:47 pm

[50] Yeah, hm, I didn't know it was a "Breakfast Club" line. But how can I be too old for that movie? I mean, I wasn't a kid, but I did see it.

Anyway, we're just sparring. We have to keep sharp, you know, to mess with Red Sox Nation during the day.

52 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Okay, I'm feeling better about Pettitte now.

53 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 7:50 pm

[51] Think I am too old now, the line was "Do I stutter" not "Did I"...anyhoo, this Twins team is horrible and boring. Nothing less than a sweep will do.

54 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:03 pm

Crud. Okay, Andy, time to wriggle out again.

55 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:05 pm

Sweet. Thanks, Rob!

56 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:07 pm

I'm a ball of nervous energy.

I don't know why these particular games have me like this.

57 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:08 pm

Ricky Romero has almost pissed away his 4-0 lead.

58 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:09 pm

Goddam!
So, give them a huge stadium and they'll blast enormous homers. Interesting.

59 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:10 pm

Curtis, right on the heels of Cabrera

60 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:11 pm

So conflucted abotu Curtis..love teh power, hate the Kong Kingman K's and batting AVG..

61 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:16 pm

Ricky Romero is a disaster

62 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:16 pm

Conflucted abotu. I'm pretty sure that second word is Japanese. I love the first one.

63 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:17 pm

He got out of the inning. Somehow.

64 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:18 pm

[61] He got out of it.
But they better yank him, yow.

65 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:18 pm

Curtis!!!!!!

66 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:19 pm

Good job Curtis.

67 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:19 pm

Got him!

68 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:20 pm

Yeah, he was out.
I thought there was no chance.

I am not at all conflucted abotu Curtis this game.

69 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:20 pm

Wow.

I was 99% convinced that was a run from the moment it got past Andy 'til moment I saw the replay.

Good job, Curtis! ... GREAT JOB, Bodie!!!

70 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:20 pm

HR JAYS!

71 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm

[68] Man, if you're conflucted, I suggest more green vegetables. I had that problem once ...

72 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm

Yay, Wei-Yin Chin also sucks! A Moises HR.

73 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:22 pm

[71] Oh, I didn't know what it meant. I thought it might be a Japanese thing. (See [60].)

74 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:26 pm

Oh boy, Chen is winning the suck contest. Or losing. He's sucking more, anyway.

75 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:26 pm

[73] Heh. I missed the earlier appearance ... I thought it was a typo on your part.

=)

76 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:29 pm

[71][73] Oh, some miso soup and cucumber will keep you from being conflucted. I'm all abotu the regularity.

77 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:31 pm

Amazing. In a good way. He keeps getting out of trouble.

78 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:31 pm

Only 367 to the RF power alley at Target Field..why so few homers? Must be confluction.

79 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:32 pm

[76] I really don't like miso soup.
Love cucumber, though.

Man, this is a great time of year for vegetables in New England. I've been eating tomatoes every day, and peppers and eggplant and zucchini this weekend. And now apples, too.

That reminds me, where's thelarmis?

80 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:32 pm

It's like Andy can get a DP at will.
Toronto HR. 5-3 Blue.

81 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:33 pm

The Blue Jays really are no good.

82 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:33 pm

Jake Arietta is bailing out Chen, dammit.

83 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:34 pm

[80] Oh my god you are slow; see [70] and [72].

84 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:37 pm

The fist date my wife and I went on we spent quoting THe Breakfast Club. : )
We still love that movie.
via wiki quotes-
Brian: Is that for real?
Bender: You wanna come over some time?
Andrew: That's bullshit. It's all part of your image, I don't believe a word of it.
Bender: You don't believe me?
Andrew: No.
Bender: No?
Andrew: Did I stutter?
[John approaches Andrew and lifts his sleeve to show a burn on his arm. Claire and Andrew look away afterwards.]
Bender: Do you believe this? Huh? It's about the size of a cigar...Do I stutter? You see this is what you get in my house when you spill paint in the garage. See I don't think that I need to sit here with you fuckin' dildos anymore!

85 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:39 pm

The Blue Jays were in a situation where almost any kind of contact would have been a run.

They couldn't score.

86 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Romero has no fucking control. Zero.

87 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Robinson, baby! We have good D today.

Hey, where's Nuñez??

88 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:45 pm

And somehow he's going to go 8 innings and one run when we see him

89 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Bases loaded with nobody out in the sixth, down two runs, the Orioles have a win expectancy of .48.

It seems much, much higher.

90 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:46 pm

[79] Yeah, he's missing his golden Andy ...

91 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:46 pm

Lovely, Andy.

Lovely.

92 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:47 pm

Basehit. 5-4

93 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:47 pm

[84] Damn you typos! First date. Fist date sounds a bit strange.

94 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:48 pm

Orioles win, the day has to be a negative, right?

95 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Man, obviously Hendrixs made the mistake of asking Leon to tell him about his mother ...

96 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:51 pm

Wake up, Twins ... time to die!

97 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:52 pm

Fly Ball DP. Still 5-4. Going to the 7th.

98 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:52 pm

[95] Let me tell you about my mother. Boom!

99 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:52 pm

Wow, Brad Lincoln emancipates the Blue Jays.

100 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:53 pm

Eric seemed mildly confused. Or maybe he just likes taking a short break on his homers?

Show/Hide Comments 101-154
101 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:56 pm

[99] Four score and seven runs ago???

102 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:57 pm

Blue Jays broadcasts give the game score for the pitcher. That's pretty cool.

103 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 8:59 pm

Bases loaded no out for the Jays

104 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:00 pm

[101] Now the Blue Jays are trying to pass a little amendment of their own!

See, Mattpat, it's a suck contest, and it ain't over till the fat pitcher balks. (Or something. Couldn't see how to finish that one off.)

105 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:01 pm

Force out at home. No score.

Jesus Christ

106 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Oooooh.
Damn, Moises homered earlier but he sucked that time.

107 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Pop up. Two outs.

108 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:02 pm

[104] Didn't Bartolo get suspended?

Man, the Twins are really a stinkerino of a team..

109 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:03 pm

Vizquel, popout, lovely.

110 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:03 pm

I really, really need JP Arencibia to hit a double now.

111 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:04 pm

GRAND SLAM

112 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:05 pm

Oh, man, I was wrong, I did not need JP to hit a double...

113 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:06 pm

Excellent. Happy.
Because Mattpat was right, a day where we win one and the Orioles win two is not really a good day.

114 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:07 pm

Can't tell on Gameday but is Joba looking more Joba-esque these days?

115 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:08 pm

[114] That inning, anyway. Good command, decent movement on the fastball.

116 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:10 pm

JP Arencibia GRAND SALAMI!!!!!!!!!!!
What?

117 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:11 pm

Corey Wade warming?

Whatever the fuck for???

118 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:19 pm

[117] Chad Qualls is no longer on the team.

119 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Seriously. Why the fuck are we wasting a single pitch on Corey Wade at this point this year?

How about some garbage inning for Adam Warren, eh, Joey Joe Joe???

120 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:25 pm

Flori-man puts it in the flowers.

121 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:33 pm

I'd ask why were were playing matchups in a six run game, but I'm in a jolly mood now so I don't really care. -

122 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:36 pm

Don't wanna jinx anything, but this is looking something like a 1 1/2 game lead. Am I wrong?

123 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:37 pm

Joba's officially fatter than Matt Capps now, huh?

124 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:38 pm

Chavez is only 34? Jeez... I thought he was 43.
Hit streak on the line here?

125 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:40 pm

Nice Derek!

126 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:41 pm

Good on The Captain. 18 games.

127 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:41 pm

[122] Two in the loss column

128 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:43 pm

well, this is nice to come home to! : )

129 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:43 pm

NOSTRA!!!

130 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Andy was dandy!

131 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Oh Jesus, wheels coming off in Baltimore

132 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:45 pm

[129] hey! did you get an email from me this morning? i included you as a BCC, but the BCC's didn't show up in my sent items. i hope it worked and you got it! : )

[130] he is a golden god! seems like weeping hasn't been around for awhile. i hope he's ok!

133 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:46 pm

First 2 O's reach base.

134 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:46 pm

[132] I saw it, haven't read it yet. Something about an album?

135 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:47 pm

[131] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! BOBBLE FUCKING DICK FUCKERS!!!

136 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:48 pm

Run scores, but double play. 9-5 with one more out to go

137 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:48 pm

Oh, double plays soothe the savage souls ...

138 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:49 pm

Game over. O's lose.

139 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:50 pm

Who IS this J.Thomas guy? He's 28, this is his 4th MLB year, and he has 25 career IP... with a 6+ ERA and a 2+ WHIP.

And why is he on this team?
We don't have someone in AAA better then that?

140 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:50 pm

Awesome. Bullpen Roulette ... Yay.

[/sarcasm]

141 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:51 pm

Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Baltimore:
M Reynolds grounded into triple play, shortstop to second, C Davis out at second, J Hardy out at home, A Jones to third.

142 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:52 pm

[140] No.

Double play and swinging strikeout

143 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:52 pm

Oh.... now ESPN says DP. But [138]
Whhhhat?

144 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:53 pm

[140] That was a cut'n'paste right from the ESPN site.

145 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Hmm.

146 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Nothing's easy.

147 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Gritty Gutty Brett Gardner makes that catch in his sleep ...

148 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:56 pm

Jeez... just to make it interesting.

149 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:57 pm

All good.

150 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:57 pm

Our biggest lead in 3 weeks!

151 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:58 pm

Line drive in the box score, right?

152 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2012 9:58 pm

[134] oh good, glad you got it!

YANKS WIN!!!

153 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 24, 2012 10:25 pm

This is nuts:
"Josh Hamilton returned to the Texas Rangers lineup on Monday night after an optometrist diagnosed the vision problem that caused him to miss the past five games.

His affliction? Ocular keratitis, which dried out Hamilton's corneas and forced him to leave a game last Tuesday night with what he initially believed to be a sinus infection. Blurred vision and balance problems followed and caused Hamilton to miss the entire weekend series against the Seattle Mariners.

Doctors say high caffeine consumption can cause ocular keratitis. That might sound strange, but Hamilton wouldn't be the first baseball player to be told to cut back. Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann struggled with a mysterious and extended vision problem before decreasing his amount of caffeine consumption in 2010. Johnny Damon also cut caffeine while experiencing similar symptoms with the New York Yankees in 2009.
"

154 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 25, 2012 12:32 am

[153] Amazing. Never heard of that. I wonder if that's behind my dry-eye syndrome. Although I usually only have 2 or 3 cups a day...and maybe diet Coke.

feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via email
"This ain't football. We do this every day."
--Earl Weaver