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It’s Tanaka Time, again.

Only trouble is, Lester’s starting for the Sox. Maybe Sori or Port Jervis run into one‚ĶMaybe Beltran turns one around.

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran DH
Alfonso Soriano RF
Brian McCann C
Brian Roberts 2B
Yangervis Solarte 3B

Never mind the tough southpaw:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Picture by Bags]

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90 comments

1 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 3:56 pm

Lester's still good (better than last year, I'd say), but he's only 8-7, so they're definitely beatable when he pitches.

2 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 6:32 pm

Wow, nobody here. That's cool, I'm going outside now anyway. Another June gem. I'll check in on Hiro now and then.

3 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 6:47 pm

Well I thought it was an 8 pm start. Went to a fellow Aikidoka's diaper party -- apparently it's a new thing to hold for dad's to be. As it involves beer, food and shots I'm fine with that.

4 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Argh!
Tanaka doesn't discriminate with gopher balls. Scrubs get them as much as good hitters.
Okay, let's quell this rebellion and get on with the show.

5 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:04 pm

Boston feels bad about that run, trying to give it back.

6 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:04 pm

I count that one as another Yankee hit batter by Red Sox

7 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:07 pm

Hmmm.
Don't totally hate that bunt. Don't like it, but not terrible.

8 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:09 pm

Greenlight on the 3-1 with two RISP, right?

Right.

9 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:10 pm

Tied up, thanks Cap'n.

10 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:13 pm

Dang, no more.

11 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:14 pm

Lester is frustrated, probably will affect him in next innings

12 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:20 pm

Ahhh.
One more K please.

13 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:22 pm

God I love Stephen Drew.

14 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:23 pm

He's the gift that keeps on giving.

Okay, now just any old out please.

15 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:24 pm

Excellent.

RSN is grinding its collective teeth.

16 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:24 pm

Impressive.

17 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Tanaka!

18 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:40 pm

Buck should button his lip and let Verducci do the play by play

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:44 pm

I HAVE AWAKENED!!!

GO YANKS!!!

20 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:49 pm

Hmph.

21 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:52 pm

Hmmmmm.
Definitely an off night for Tanaka.

22 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm

Out to me.
Yes!

23 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:54 pm

Awesome.
A pony-trot too far.

24 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:54 pm

Replay giveth, replay taketh away ...

25 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Sorry My Little Pony but me can make that play.

26 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 7:56 pm

Ha! Siddown, douchebeard!

27 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Fugh

28 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:05 pm

Jesus.
I think Brett's stealing attempts have been a net loss in runs this year, even though he's doing better.

29 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:07 pm

[28] Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

30 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:09 pm

How the fuck do you start the inning with three hits and not score?

31 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:09 pm

Aw Jeez,.

32 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:09 pm

[30] Your 2014 New York Yankees!

33 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:10 pm

[30] It's these Yankees.

34 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Phew

35 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:16 pm

Harold Reynolds is a welcome change v. Tim McCarver

36 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:18 pm

[35] When Harold started at ESPN it was easy to tell he was nervous. Been a pleasure to watch him to grow in a second career.

37 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:20 pm

Well, on the bright side, Tanaka is an inning ahead of Lester in pitch count.

38 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:21 pm

"Cool Hand Luke" is on my PBS station now, without commercials. "What we got here is a failure to communicate!"

39 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Sometimes nothin' can be a pretty cool hand.
But not in baseball.

40 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:23 pm

I'm wasting a good buzz and Greek food on an offensively offenseless night?

41 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:23 pm

Huh, Mookie Betts is on the Boston bench. (Listening to WEEI.)

42 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:33 pm

Beauty.

Don't freaking waste this you bums.

43 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Win Expectancy for bottom of the eighth tied is .63.

44 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:40 pm

Steal, or no steal???

45 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:40 pm

[36] He doesn't have much of a voice and he can be a little hokey, but overall he's not too bad and provides some nice former player commentary. Much better than McCarver, for sure.

OK, Gardner is on..will he try to steal again after that lst disastrous attempt?

46 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:40 pm

[44] Normally I would send him, but the last attempt was brutal.

47 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:41 pm

[46] I would like Ellsbury to be the first base coach for one batter.

48 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:41 pm

Good old fashioned brush back.

49 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:43 pm

They said earlier you can run on Lester, but Gardner is breaking teh wrong way on just about every pitch.

50 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:44 pm

Oh well.

51 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:44 pm

Crap.

Nice play by Pony (gad;fjaoeriasjn)

52 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:44 pm

[45] Better in studio than game broadcasting.

A run please. Aw shit!

53 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:44 pm

[49] I think it's Ross, not Lester, who bothered Brett.

54 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:44 pm

Tanaka in the 9th, assuming the Yanks don't score?

55 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Oh fer fuck's sake.

56 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Jesus, we are just cursed. We could easily have another three-hit, no-run inning here.

57 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

[54] Absolutely. Easy call.

58 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

We're going extras aren't we.

59 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

See, if Gritner was running, that was a run.

Sigh.

60 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:46 pm

[58] I hope so...I just now got the chance to settle in with beer.

61 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:47 pm

Disgusting.
It was definitely a strike, too.

62 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:47 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, YOUR 2014 NEW YORK YANKEES!!!

63 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:48 pm

Me! Oh for fucks sake make the God damn call right away blue. Fuck you

64 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:48 pm

[60] I'd suggest something stronger, if you want to stomach this team's at bats ...

65 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:50 pm

OK, explanation is better.

66 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Crud. Don't want runners for Papi.
But I think Tanaka will get him.

67 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Turnabout...

68 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:52 pm

I meant, get both of 'em.

69 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:53 pm

[64] I've made my pease with this team. In truth, I don't much care about whether they win or lose. I watch, when I can, to catch a few more ABs from Jeter, and Tanaka is fun to watch.

70 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Big Double Play. Papi going to complain about that?

71 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Oh mf. Goddam it.

72 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:54 pm

NYS giveth, and NYS taketh away.

73 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:55 pm

For fucks sake!

74 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:56 pm

[69] You've made your pease, now lie in it. Or them.

75 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Consolation prize: Tanaka lowered his ERA.

76 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:57 pm

[74] I should eat my pease.

77 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 8:58 pm

[76] Hold your pease!

78 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:00 pm

That Beltran signing looks real good.

79 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Boy, oh boy, has the Beltran signing not gone anything like I hoped ...

80 coleman42   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Tanaka shakes off pitch, Napoli blasts it

81 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:02 pm

So how does everyone feel about the Beltran signing?

82 rbj   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, Yankee bats in the pot nine days old.

83 RIYank   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Ugh.
Night all. Crappy game.

84 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Wow, they are areally beating a dead horse. Tanaka made a bad pitch and gave up a wall scraper HR. The real story here is the impotent Yankees offense, not that Tanaka didn't pitch a perfect game.

85 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Fucking pathetic.

86 monkeypants   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

[82] We have a winner!

87 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:04 pm

This just in, Supreme Court declares watching Yankees' offense, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment".

88 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:40 pm

Horeshit offense again.

IF Gardener can't run in that sequence (steal, hit & run, anything!) he loses at least 50% of his value to the team. We could have had Fatty Arbuckle pinch run for him and the sequence would have been no different. Everyone on the planet knows Jeter is a DP machine anymore.

However, I suppose the biggest mystery is why Tanaka didn't throw another splitter to the Mambo Italiano guy.

[38] Great movie, but he doesn't say "a failure" as is often misquoted, he just says "What we got here is...failure to communicate."

89 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 28, 2014 9:58 pm

88) Jeez, I'm willing to give Lester some credit. He's not a chump and he was very good tonight.

Hopefully, Tanaka learns his lesson. You don't throw a guy like Napoli a fastball when you are ahead, 1-2.

90 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 30, 2014 7:14 am

[89] BTW, did you notice how my Napoli moniker dovetailed with your "Attsa Nice" report?

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