Now That Is a Comeback

Four dingers, thirteen runs, thirty-five minutes—and that was just one inning. Damn good enough to make us forget about this:

3.0IP 8H 7R 7ER 1BB 3HR 3K

Congratulations Yankees, and especially Derek (5 hits), Sheff (2 dingers, 7 rbi), Bernie (5 rbi, including the one that put the boys ahead), and just about everyone else. Even T-Woe got a hit. Hurrah.

22 comments… add one

  • Bernie got 3 standing O’s, as he will the rest of the year every time he comes through. Yankee fans love Bernie.
    The 4 home runs were great, but Bernie’s bases loaded triple that put the team ahead was the hit of the night.

    john yf June 21, 2005, 11:34 pm
  • Let’s be serious. Noone was expecting them to come back even against Tampa pitching. But it is Tampa pitching, and NY could not have been helped out more by longtime Yankee lover Big Louie. How does he leave that kid in there to get stripped down like that? How does Lou look at the other 24 guys on his team and justify letting that kid down in such a way? This was the worst, and I mean absolute worst, managerial decision I have ever seen him make, and he deserves to lose every single game from now to the end of eternity for it. If I were that pitcher, I’d bust Lou right in his fat mouth when I got into the locker room for not coming to get me. What an asshole (pardon me)..and lets not get carried away YF, the story of this game is the 20million dollar weekly excuse who is barely hanging onto whatever pride he once had.

    Brad-SF June 21, 2005, 11:48 pm
  • Not to be a glass half empty Gloomy Gus, but if things are to the point where we need a 13-run 8th with Unit pitching to beat the friggin’ Devil Rays…. Glad we pulled it out, and super happy for Bernie and Jeets, but that line is hard as hell to overlook, YF.

    Spidey June 21, 2005, 11:49 pm
  • Sorry, Travis Harper is who I was talking about. If Lou wanted to toss the game, don’t bring in a pitcher who had nothing tongigt to do it for you. Jesus Lou, do the world a favor and jump off the GW while in NY, and stop wasting our supply of oxygen.

    Brad-SF June 21, 2005, 11:55 pm
  • EDIT: tongigt = tonight. uggh. Spidey, you could not be more correct in your post.

    Brad-SF June 21, 2005, 11:59 pm
  • That game was ugly from start to finish on both sides. Lousy pitching all around, but that’s pretty much expected from the D’Rays. What’s the Big Unit’s excuse going to be THIS time, huh?
    When you shell out that much money for a dominating pitcher, you expect him to absolutely murder a team like the Rays. And RJ has lost three times against them this season if I’m not mistaken. The yolk’s on you, Yankees. This guy can’t pitch to AL teams…not even crappy AL teams like the Rays and Royals.

    Sox Fan in VT June 22, 2005, 12:15 am
  • Please. We’re concerned. But is one bad outing, and the last several have been excellent. Sometimes even the great ones get bombed. By losers. Until we hear otherwise, it’s a glass-half-full kind of day.

    YF June 22, 2005, 9:23 am
  • Yeah…great…the Yankees won. Hoo-friggin’-ray. But who let’s a team like the Devil Rays…the DEVIL RAYS…score 11 on you? With Johnson pitching (or whatever it is he calls that flailing motion he does on the mound every 5 days)?
    A sarcastic congratulations to the Yankees, who managed to come back against one of the worst teams in baseball…not counting yourselves, of course. Nice goin’.

    The Casual Fan June 22, 2005, 9:58 am
  • I dunno, YF. I think Spidey’s got a point, and so does SF in VT. You’ve gotta be concerned about Johnson – 2 nice starts, including one back in the comfort of the NL, don’t erase the memories of his pretty consistent struggles, particularly at 20M/annum. Your glass may be half full, but my guess is that it is a pretty small glass.

    SF June 22, 2005, 10:09 am
  • Congratulations?!! Congratulating the Yankees for their win last night is like congratulating a college sophomore for being able to drink a 12-pack by 5pm, vomit, keep drinking following the boot, then hook up with the ugliest girl in the dorm in full view of his suitemates. Sure, he got some action, but he looked really bad in the process, and everyone on earth will know it by 8am the next morning.
    And I am NOT speaking from experience, either.

    SF June 22, 2005, 10:36 am
  • hahaha… Well I am, and yes, everyone will know!

    Brad-SF June 22, 2005, 11:02 am
  • Geez – it seems like a great game by the Yankee offense worries a lot of Sox fans.
    Unlike Sox fans, I’ll give credit where credit is due. The Sox have gone 8 and 2 at the same time as the Yanks, so we haven’t picked up a game.
    What it comes down to is someone is going to win 95 games or more. And the Yanks will really have to grind if they’re going to do that. For the last week, they have been grinding. The offense is great, the pen is great — let’s get the starters straightened out, and hope Torre is right about Johnson.

    john yf June 22, 2005, 12:36 pm
  • Brad, I have to disagree with you regarding Lou’s decision to leave Harper in the game. Remember that the back-to-back-to-back jacks all came with two outs, so all Lou wanted was one more measly out. The Yanks and Rays have a day game today, so he probably didn’t want to burn any more arms in the pen. It sure looked like Harper was being hung out to dry, but I don’t think that was the case.
    And SF, nice work posting the dumbest simile (“college sophomore”) and dumbest metaphor (“pretty small glass”) in the history of the English language, in the comments of the same post no less! Leave the literary devices to your more erudite counterpart in the city. :-)

    tom yf June 22, 2005, 1:06 pm
  • If it were Schilling that had gotten knocked around like that by Johnny Gomes and Alex Gonzalez I’d be terrified, win or not. Because, thats a game the Yankees absolutely have to win. They HAVE to win that game. If not, YF, you can start a new blog called YF vs. Last Place. Randy Johnson and his $200M teammates at home vs. Hideo Nomo and the Devil Rays? And you need a 13 run 8th to pull this one out? Yeah… uhh… congradulations I guess… Can’t wait to see you guys in the Fens.

    mattymatty June 22, 2005, 1:07 pm
  • Thanks for the asininely humorless critique, Tom. Much appreciated. “College sophomore” isn’t a metaphor, by the way. It’s a redundancy.

    SF June 22, 2005, 1:18 pm
  • Aw, come on SF. As you told the commenter “your mom” the other day, a little levity would serve you well.
    Furthermore, according to the standard fifth grade definition, a simile is a figurative comparison using the words “like” or “as”, which precisely describes your college sophomore comment. The only redundancy I can find is where you call my comment “asininely humorless”–there’s no need for you to say you find it humorless, since you are the one I punked so badly in the comment.

    tom yf June 22, 2005, 4:08 pm
  • What is this site becoming, f**king Strunk and (don’t call me Rondell) White?
    ;)

    SF June 22, 2005, 4:13 pm
  • Hey listen, the Yanks just lost another to the D-Rays…I would much rather focus on grammar at this point than baseball!

    tom yf June 22, 2005, 4:41 pm
  • PEOPLE!
    This thread is telling of the whole sad makeup of RSN. Take a huge comeback win, a four-homer inning, basically a great night, and then go and find the negative to focus on. It was against the D-Rays! You should be worried about The Unit! Yeah. It was and we are. But whatever. Sometimes you just have to enjoy life. RSN, after being kicked around for so, so long, just hasn’t learned this yet.
    And we hope they never do!

    YF June 22, 2005, 7:42 pm
  • YF, Red Sox fans know exactly where you stand right now, and yes the comeback was nice, but the fact that we DO know what last night meant to you, we also know not to read into it so heavily. From years of having these few and far between moments of hope, all we are doing is pointing out the obvious to you. Your team is not that good, and while they may give you something to talk about now and then, reality of the situation is a must for Yankee fans. This entire thread is crazy. The Yankees had a TERRIBLE showing last night, and Randy Johnson just proved once again his worth to the organization. But, in some strange way, you are able to draw positives from the fact that Lou Pinella threw the game to you by doing what he did, and you had another big night of rally-late offense against a very, very bad team. Where were all those homeruns today? Where was that vaunted offense you were so high on in the bottom of the ninth today when you needed it? Just admit the already obvious to the rest of us – Yankee pitching is terrible at best, there is a severe lack of performance at the plate (timely performance that is), and they are in a tailspin right now. And Tom-YF, a manager should never, ever leave an actual pitcher in a game like that when Baez was still in the bullpen. Ethically it was not the right thing to do to him. After he gave up the A-Rod homer, and did not get any help from the duggout, he looked as though he was going to cry. Lou deserves to be thrown under the bus on this one, and anyone who’s ever been on a mound, which I have, knows exactly what Harper was feeling when that inning was over – and it wasn’t admiration for the fat, waste of life that is Lou Pinella.

    Brad-SF June 22, 2005, 8:14 pm
  • Sounds like someone spent his Little League career gettin’ bombed! Lighten up Psycho, er, we mean, Brad! It’s all over now.

    YF June 22, 2005, 9:38 pm
  • I did not get bombed in LL, high school, college, or on the Cape…well not too often anyhow. I just know the difference between taking one for the team, and being a spectacle for Lou to show off to Tb management.

    Brad-SF June 22, 2005, 9:40 pm

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