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It’s Hiroki–Our Guy!

Brett Gardner CF
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS
David Adams 1B
Austin Romine C

Never mind the boo boids:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo via This Isn't Happiness]

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86 comments

1 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:25 pm

Nailed!

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:40 pm

Sale has a far better strike zone that Igawa, apparently.

3 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:44 pm

Hello Yankee Fan? Enough already, let's win a game. My feeling about Arod have been described over the last five years here. At this point, he's a tragic figure, fooling himself and us. But it is hard to feel sympathy for someone with $300M...Citizen Kane?

This should be a great pitching duel between two teams that can't normally score. Hopefully one run will do it, but more would be nice.

4 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:45 pm

[2] Igawa?

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:48 pm

[4] Whoops. Sorry. Made a joke about Igawa in an earlier thread and still had him on my mind. My basic point is Kuroda got squeezed big time twice and Sale made out like a bandit on a caught looking.

6 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:57 pm

Yup, GGBG was right, he was safe.

By about an inch, but safe.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:57 pm

Oy, the ump botched the call.

8 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:57 pm

Gritner was safe, but why no slide?

9 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:57 pm

The p[ate ump is a special large bag of horseshit.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 7:58 pm

Alejandro De Aza. That's a pretty cool name.

11 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:05 pm

10] Alejandro Dumas, Alejandro Sanz it seems the first name of Alejandro is always cool.

12 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:06 pm

[8] Perhaps if he slid he would have been called safe.

13 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:06 pm

The old Jeremy Giambi play.

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:09 pm

Not. A. Strike.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

[11] Don't forget Alejandro Jodorowsky. Wow, it's only early August and the game thread is reduced to admiring random SD Padre player names..

16 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

Why is David Adams playing? Because he was just called up?

17 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:17 pm

Kay just said that lower ERAs are a sign that drug testing is working. Uh, aren't the pitchers getting tested, too, dipshit?

18 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:26 pm

Aw crap. Yankees already at their one run a game limit.

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:26 pm

FUCK ... AND ... SHIT.

GODDAMMIT.

20 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:26 pm

[17] Heh, caught that too, did you?

21 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:28 pm

[17] Apparently he's forgetting a certain Boston/New York hurler.

22 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:32 pm

[21]Oh My GAWD!

Nice Twitter exchange now between Brian Kenny and Chipper Jones about Bryce Harper getting plunked. Apparently, young Bryce admired his moon shot tater and got hit in the rump next time up.

23 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:34 pm

For a speedster, Gardner is far from good at bunting (and regrettably base stealing).

24 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:34 pm

Oh, great job Gardner, GREAT JOB ...

25 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:35 pm

[23] Isn't that the weirdest thing?

26 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:36 pm

Pinella's retired, why all the Louuuuuuuuus?

Boooooooooo!

27 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:37 pm

Bad luck. He hit that one hard.

28 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:38 pm

If Gardner got the bunt down, Romine would have have scored on Soriano's single or at least tagged from third on Arod's liner to center.

29 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:39 pm

[27] A-Rod? I so want him to hit a long tater and then take 45 seconds to round the bases.

30 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:41 pm

Sigh.

31 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:42 pm

Fuggin Wells. A lot of goodwill would have been generated if he could have come through there. Really... swinging at the first pitch with the bases loaded?

32 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:47 pm

[31] After the guy before him walked.

33 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:49 pm

[29] But that would be "bush league." ;>)

34 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:50 pm

Time for the score scooter. One more run might win this game.

35 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:51 pm

How about some FUCKING runs?

36 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:53 pm

[35] Don't be greedy. Surely just some fucking runs will do?

37 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:54 pm

I never would have thought I would miss Kay's "there it goes, c-ya" call but this year we don't hear it enough to be sick of it.

38 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:55 pm

[34] Day-um, we're reduced to a score scooter? What's next, a score rickshaw?

39 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:56 pm

[36] I'd settle for A fucking run, but look where that's gotten us SO far ...

40 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:58 pm

Just got that feeling that this is gonna end poorly.

41 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:58 pm

[38] Score unicycle? Score skateboard? Score messenger?

42 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 8:59 pm

[41] Score Big Wheel!

43 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:01 pm

[41] Score Razor?

44 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:03 pm

[41][42] Score Segway?

45 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:03 pm

[43] They've fallen ... and they can't get up!

46 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:03 pm

Fuck!

47 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:04 pm

Konerko, fuggin Yankee killa over the years.

48 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:04 pm

[45] Score Chia-Pet?

Ok, I'm outta here..work calling.

49 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:04 pm

[40] Yup.

Man, Hiroki would be Cy Young this year ... if he didn't have the "support" of this offense ...

50 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:04 pm

Hiroki deserves better than this.

51 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:05 pm

[43] In the United States, a Razor IS a scooter. What are they in Japan?

52 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:06 pm

[40] On the bright side, we now have 3 guys in the line up who can put it out of the park with authority. Two swings and we are ahead again.

53 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:07 pm

[44] Segways have too much power.

8 am eye Dr. Appointment. See you all tomorrow.

54 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:09 pm

[51] I thought we were talking about, like, a Honda Cub, a motor scooter. However, I think they (we) call the Razor a "kick board." And if you are on the swim team, the kick board is called a "beat board."

55 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:13 pm

Gardner must be convicted in Kangaroo Court this evening. He is having a horrible game.

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:14 pm

Score Pogo Ball. Oh yeah, mid 80's baby! lol....

57 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:14 pm

Ah .... FUCK.

Why do I do this to myself???

58 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:15 pm

[54] Just teasing. I was referring to a motor scooter.

59 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:22 pm

Man, I wish we'd had Hiroki his entire MLB career, he'd be a "True Yankee" fan favorite.

He reminds me of Matsui in a lot of ways ...

60 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:25 pm

I heart Hiroki!!!

(whatever happens with this hitter)

61 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:29 pm

[60] He has been the Yankees hero this year, and without him .500 baseball would be a wish. Hmm...he reminds you of Matsui? One's a pitcher, one's a hitter. Oh! They're both Japanese!

62 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:30 pm

[58] I do have to make sure my daughter knows the American English expressions. And sometimes I forget, myself.

63 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:30 pm

1 for 31 for Kuroda and RISP before tonight. 2 hits tonight. Unreal. Against the pathetic White Sox. Fucking Bollocks!

64 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:31 pm

It's now 12 to 1.

65 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:31 pm

[59][61] Actually, they both have that old school, no-expression/play ahrd/got beat up by seniors and coaches when young Japanese ball player vibe. Other players here the total opposite. Anyone remember Tsuyoshi Shinjo?

66 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:32 pm

Why the FUCK was no one up?

THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING JOEY JOE JOE?!?!?!?

(this isn't about the last at bat, just the fact that IF De Aza got a hit, it was time to pull Kuroda ... instead, it's only NOW that the Hammer started throwing ... c'mon Girardi, start thinking the fuck ahead, will you???)

67 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:37 pm

[61] Seriously, you're going to try and play some "me so solly" bullshit on me? I was born in Hong Kong and spent the 1st 15 years of my life in SE Asia, if you think this some sort of "oh, they're so alike, they've both got squinty eyes" thing then that says FAR more about you than it does about me ...

68 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:39 pm

Be the heel, Alex, BE THE HEEL!

69 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:42 pm

Trying times are for true fans. This year has been a tit in a wringer. We have to hold our wrath, especially to Girardi who I believe has done as good as job as anyone could. Factor in the Arod ridiculousness, Jeter's possible final scene, Mo's farewell and all the injuries; what else has to happen?

70 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:44 pm

Awwww, Awwwww, Curtis!!!

Jesus, that was a meatball ...

71 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:45 pm

[67} Didn't mean to offend. Just making light of the obvious.

72 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:48 pm

[71] Fair enough.

73 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:56 pm

I hope that someday, NYS will rock like OYS did that night when the Yankees won the Aaron Boone game. I was lucky to be there, the entire crowd walked out of the stadium two feet off the ground. (this only has context for those watching YES).

74 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:56 pm

Why does 2 runs seem like 200 here ...

75 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:58 pm

[73] The sad thing is, I really think it never will, I really think they sold out the Real Fan in building NYS and without that real, genuine passion, you'll never replicate the feeling of something like 2003 ... It's too bad, really ...

76 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 9:59 pm

Not "dormant" Kay, DREADFUL ...

77 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:01 pm

[75] Agreed. Those protected "moat seats" along the field is probably the biggest factor. Fat cats and their cracked crab can not have the same fan devotion (ok, there are a few), and their lack of response is a wet blanket over any excitement.

78 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:02 pm

Jazz, can you read the kanji on Reed's arm?

79 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:04 pm

Bingo!

80 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:04 pm

I just love seeing the rattle your chains moat section 1/2 empty every home game while every other team I see on tv has those seats jam packed.

81 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:04 pm

Gardner slightly redeems himself. WIll he have the balls to steal?

82 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:06 pm

Shoulda, but coulda not. Hiro let down again.

83 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:10 pm

Ugh.

Offense is OFFENSIVE again tonight ...

84 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:14 pm

[80] I hope Randy Levine and Lonn Trost see the banter (or at least have readers giving them highlights). I will always be a Yankee fan, but the organization will be an example of excess that is bringing us all down.

85 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 6, 2013 10:35 pm

[78] Just back now, Reed on the CWS? Will look him up and check.

86 The Mick536   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:27 am

[75] They sold out the real fan when they remodeled the oys, as you call it in the 1970's and moved the fence in 40 feet in center field. If only they had fixed the bathrooms.

70-89 in 1966. Good year for baseball. Bad year for the Yankees.

Yanks have 50 remaining. Presently 57-55. If they go 18-32, their present winning pct over the last 41 games, they end the season 75-87. If this is the over/under, I take under.

The "A's" got their name for a fire sale. Yanks got nothing to sell. With attendance dwindling, may not have money to spend. Not much to buy, anyway and nothing down on the farm. Older fans have been through this twice. First time it happened in the 60's, the team was sold twice within 10 years.

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