An early game sees Ivan Nova facing the Jays, who send Jesse Litsch. The Yankees are heading for Detroit tomorrow for four games and on to the very tough Texas Rangers immediately thereafter for three more. In the mean time, here’s a place to comment on your Sunday Yankees action.
250 replies on “Getaway Gamer: Jays-Yanks”
LET’S GO YANKEES…CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!!
I would love to see Ivan the Terrible get through 6 innings again…a couple runs are fine, but keep us in the game!
PS I quit smoking yesterday so wish me luck. I’ve had a tough time kicking it the last couple years but at age 36, it’s time. Enough dicking around.
Ivan drops a sick curve for the K…1 out.
1-2-3 inning for Nova including a sick running catch by Curtis to rob Jose of a double!!!
Time for the offense to come alive like Peter Frampton.
What do you think Jeter did?
It’s getting hard to watch the fall.
krueg, I wish you all the luck and all the resolve in your quitting the smokes. It was really tough for me. On three occasions I had quit for years, only to pick it up again. I’ve been off the nails for some time now and for the first time of the times I quit, I don’t miss it. I really enjoyed smoking, but I just had to let go of it. Drop me a line or give me a call if you need some commiseration. One thing that I really liked as an outcome: I am able to discern flavors in my foods far better and I don’t need nearly as much salt, which is good, because I really like to eat/cook. I’ll always miss a good smoke. I still dream about having “un-quit”, and wake up thinking, wait, did I actually have a smoke last night when out with my mates?
TEX BOMB!!!!! 1-0!!!!
3-0 to K for ARod. Lame.
1-0 good guys after 1.
It is tough AG. Especially when you are having a beer watching the Yankees or out with friends. I just need to stop. I’m a big guy but relatively healthy otherwise so smoking is just stupid.
But man, do I love it. Sigh.
HR. 1-1. Fuck.
Lind goes ~330′ the other way as much as it could be the other way.
“But man, do I love it. Sigh.”
I use the patch, it’s worked in the past. The longest I have quit for is 6 months, and I did that twice. Only to be tripped up by the Yankees ’09 run to glory and a Goo Goo Dolls concert last year…
Nova is starting to struggle now…HR, walk, out, blooper…
1st and 2nd, 1 out…
Nova gets a foul out…
OK Ivan, one more dude…
Ivan worked out of trouble…atta boy.
Time to light up this dumpy ginger kid…
I don’t think Nova looks bad so far. That home run had just enough help from the wind to get over. Bloop hit was…bloopy. He’s nibbling right now and not getting many favors. I’d say I’d like to see him be more aggressive, but I don’t think he has the stuff for it.
BS called third strike in the opposite batters box…here we go again with this garbage…
Three guys have struck out in about that same spot. Umps being consistent at least. Our guys have to make the adjustment…
Swish lines out to the pitcher. I think the shortstop would have had that one anyway.
Jorge up…automatic out.
So Ivan has been getting the same call? I haven’t seen that…maybe he has. I’ll be watching now.
Ginger balls is making us look silly so far…not cool.
Jorge’s hitting .123 now.
Jeter has only two XBHs: two doubles.
Stop making me cry dusty…I’m having a bad enough time already! ;)
Ivan’s been missing high on that side of the plate, Litsch has been getting that call when it’s been lower.
Ivan’s going 3 and 0 to the leadoff man…
Nova is not getting the same calls dude…3-0…should be 1-2.
Good…the ump got dinged. Asshole.
We sat right below that Nathan’s sign last year…awesome seats. I cannot wait to get back to the stadium.
If you don’t wanna cry, then don’t look at the analysis of Jeter over at It’s All About the Money. It’s still early, though, krueg. It would only take a couple good games in a row to make Jeter’s season average.
Good god, Nova. You’re not gonna get any help from the umps when you miss the zone badly all the time.
Later Millwood…you suck anyway.
Oof.. bad pitchout.
Yeah, I’m trying to stay positive for Jeter and Posada…it is early. They can turn it around and we’re still winning so…
It’s just getting to the end of the road for all these guys and it’s sad.
Nova is all over the place now.
That was a nice breaking pitch to get Escobar.
We’re going to need mad runs in this game I think…
K!!! Great curve again!
He finally did just get that call, but on the other side of the plate. MMM nice strikeout.
He was scaring me earlier with all those pitches up in the zone. I hope he doesn’t miss up here to Bautista.
Just walk Bautista.
OK…he got the call on that pitch.
Nova has one of the most dis-jointed pickoff moves I’ve seen.
Running wild on our faces…
Too late.. good block by Cervelli.
Another rib for Bautista. Ick.
I don’t like the feel of this game…
Ground 6-4 to end the inning, but Yanks are down 2-1.
Gardner up, he had a good last week. Having him on base more would be great.
4 pitch walk to Gardner…HOW ABOUT DOING SOMETHING BRETT…perhaps steal a base???
Let’s go boys!!!
Wow. I think even Cano would have walked in that at bat. Garder on, let’s put the pressure on them.
He actually laid down a decent bunt!
OK…jeter gets nipped…this would be a good time for a big inning. Please?
Was Jeter actually hit by that pitch? I didn’t see it clearly.
Allright, Grandy. Now is a good time to get hot again.
My gosh I love me some Curtis Granderson.
Curtis loads them up with a single…COME ON MEAT!!!!
Gardner held.. probably a good choice.
Me too AG…he is a good player.
I didn’t see the hit. It sounded odd. He didn’t try to sell it, the ump was automatic about it.
Bases loaded for Tex.
There’s that pitch…
Oh feck feck feck feck feck.
Double fucking play.
God damn double plays are killing us lately.
How many fucking double plays have we hit into this year already????
“There’s that pitch”
Yeah, that is a shitty strike.
I cannot wait for robot umpires…
That was pretty slick with the glove-toss DP. Damn his eyes.
You don’t need range when they hit it where you moved to…because you are a crafty veteran that knows the hitters in your league…and you are a first ballot HOF’er…
Smokers quit line!! For you, Krueg, I know this one! Oo-oo-oo pick me! Pick me! Tribe at the time.
“How many fucking double plays have we hit into this year already????”
All of them.
He’s been pretty good today, but Cervelli was tied for being the worst defensive catcher in the league last year. He was even worse than Posada.
I was impressed by Gustavo Molina last week.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how good of a fielder ARod is. That is a cannon of an arm.
EVERYONE knows that one…hehe, even the haters on the other thread!!! ;)
Nova is keeping us in the game. At what point do we start to hammer this dude?
Another tornado warning here…this is getting ridiculous.
Carlos Baerga I think.
It’s 85 and sunny here in Charleston…
CORRECT! Nice ag…
Love Charleston…probably the coolest place in the South.
There’s something white in Litsch’s beard.
On another note, having a name that rhymes with “bitch” must suck.
Single for Cano.
WE GOT A HIT!!!! WOO HOO!!!
I am seriously going to fucking punch a hole through the wall.
Thanks, Krueg. Stay away from the nails, brother.
I love that we have catchers that sound like an action/romance novel set in the Mediterranean. Jorge Posada, Fransico Cervelli, Gustavo Molina. It’s god-damned poetry to say names like that.
Oh, and I like Russ Martin just fine, but no one is going to put that name into a novel that will get you laid.
Yeah, I love it here. I wonder if all the anti-smoking laws here makes quitting smoking easier or if smokers just keep it it to spite people.
Allright…I’m gonna go look up how we rate in the GIDP department. Fucking hell…
Wow, great throw by Gardner.
Yeah, I don’t have any in the house…
You have to say it en Francais…Roos-cel Mar-TAN…the Quebecois swoon then.
Davis now going to be a bee in Nova’s bonnet again.
“…if smokers just keep it it to spite people.”
It’s a physical addiction man. If it were easy to quit, I think most would because we are all smart enough to know it’s bad news.
Robi Cano, I do love you.
What a catch and tag.
FRANCISCO!!!! GREAT THROW!!!! Sit down and feel shame Davis…
> It’s a physical addiction man
And a pleasure. People don’t inhale tobacco just to piss people off.
Uh-oh. Behind 2-0 to Bautista. Now Nova misses way wide. Just put him on base.
“And a pleasure. People don’t inhale tobacco just to piss people off.”
That too. :)
Well, Nova just got that first pitch outside low for a strike that was going on earlier.
Yanks are fourth in MLB (actually second when you add in the two so far today) in GDPs with 33. St Louis has us “beat” with 36.
It seems like every single double play has trampled a rally.
Wow.. Lind down swinging. NICE breaking pitch.
Nova is hanging in there like a champ…
COME ON OFFENSE!!!! THIS DUDE IS A CHUMP!!! Jesse Litsch??? Really???
That is awful…thanks for depressing me further dusty. ;)
Just had to go look up what “Acela” is.
A NON HOME RUN HIT FOR JORGE!!!
A double at that!
JORGE! He doubles! The slowest double I have ever seen.
“Stretching a double into a single” is the phrase that comes to mind.
The wife and I were SCREAMING at Hip Hip to stay at first…whew…he made it.
There is a Santa Claus Virginia…there is a santa claus…
…and his illegitimate love baby with the grinch is on the mound for the Jays…
I actually looked up Acela because we may be moving to MD and we could take the train to the city to see my mother and the Yankees…seems pretty sweet! Not much cheaper than flying though…
I wonder if IH or anyone has ever ridden?
RALLY….RALLY…RALLY…RALLY…RALLY….LET”S DO THIS!!!!
Wow, Gardner strokes a single to right. All the low-avg guys are on fire right now.
We’re having a good season, and a great one if you consider what we were all expecting (from Martin and the rotation especially). There’s plenty to be happy about with this team.
Single for Gardner! He’s hitting well lately. Glad to see my hometown boy turning it around.
This is the time for it, goooo Cervelli!
Cervelli needs to hit it out of the infield. Please do not bunt. Please. Please.
Tied game, got the run in and it wasn’t a double play. Might’ve even saved a hit. But still, tied game.
Yes, RBI for Francisco.
RBI FOR CERVELLI!!! NO DP!!!! TIE GAME!!!
Doubly good that Gardner is at 2nd, with Jeter up, no DP possibility.
I hate dp’s.
Another bs call…
Stupid play…but i love it.
Safe! Thank god that throw was high.
Fielder’s Choice from the “Gold Glove” SS, and Gardner is safe at 3rd.
Wow… Escobar had an easy play at first.
Jeter at first. DP threat. Put it in the air guys, Gardner doesn’t need much room to score.
Ya, a good throw would get him by far, even with Gardner’s speed. Let’s take advantage of this.
Litch is losing his composure.
Ohh…perfect pitch to drive and he misses it.
3-0 worked back to 3-2. Yows.
Put it in play, Grandy. And preferably in the air.
Well, he hit it in the air alright! =)
Granderson was my favorite non-Yankee when he played for Dee-Troit.
I SWEAR TO GOD I CALLED THAT HR!!!! ask the wife…I am the amazing krueg.
GRANDERSON BABY!!!! 5-2!!!!
Tex almost went back to back, haha.. but foul by a bit..
Gotta love Curtis…good dude, mad skills.
Wow, Curtis. I am definitely sending you a birthday card this year.
THAT BALL IS.. a foul ball.
Michael Kay, please don’t channel John Sterling.
I don’t mind Mike…I think I am in the minority.
ARod has been struggling…need to get him straightened out.
Yeah, I’m thankful I’m listening to TBS crew. Boomer and company are among my favorites. Not that they are great analysts, but they aren’t annoying. And they talk about baseball, unlike some douchebags for FOX.
Hey fellas – just logged in from Cairo to hear Granderson hit the 3-run dinger – woo-hoo!!!
I have ridden the Acela more times than I’d like to recall. I mainly take it to and from NY-DC. I like it. It gets wireless (though streaming content not allowed; it doesn’t involve the pain the butt security that flying does, and it takes you from and into the middle of the cities unlike the airports. If I were going to NY form Baltimore, I’d take Amtrak for sure. It is more expensive than than the regular Amtrak train and does not save you all that much time however, so if you don’t care about wireless service and don’t want to pay a premium to arrive 20-30 minutes earlier, you can also just take the Amtrak Regional train. More importantly, if you come to NY for a game let me know — we gotta catch one!
Bummer.. his birthday was in March.
The next round of storms are nearly here…I’m sure I’ll lose my satellite and have to listen to John and Sue…
I knew you had been on the train IH…you are an international man of mystery. :)
We are looking at Frederick, MD so there will be many trips to NYC for games!!!
K!!! Ivan hanging tough like NKOTB!!!
Safe and happy travels, IH.. Granderson has been a monster.
When you thinking of moving Krueg??
Seems like Nova has done a fine job today. He has frankly done better this year than I expected ,notwithstanding a few very short starts. Yanks have to be pleased with the performances of Nova/Garcia/Colon and even Burnett. Of course CC is CC. Which is great…
We have a little over a year I hope…we wife is trying to finish her PHD and once she’s done, we’re looking at Frederick, DC-area or NYC!!!!
Anywhere but Memphis at this point, as long as it’s North of the Mason-Dixon.
Tks AG. Yeah – me likey Curtis. Not to mention Robbie, who is growing into a perennial force with which to bre reckoned. His swing is gorgeous.
Right on, IH. What’s more is that even when the starters have struggled, they’ve done well to limit the damage. Hughes is the exception, but he seems to have an excuse.
Nova has looked good. He has the swagger that I always though Phil was lacking…confidence is HUGE! He might not be the next CC or anything, but he could turn out to be a very good pitcher…
6 strong innings, 86 pitches…looks like it could be his second straight start into the 7th!
Hey Krueg – just signed on and was checking the comments. Have you tried cigars? You don’t have to inhale and there’s nothing like a good Havana! (Former Lucky smoker.)
Michael Kay: “You would have been nicer to the media,” talking about Paul O’Neill making his “natural” transition to broadcasting.
I’ve thought about that alex, I’m just not sure it wouldn’t make me want the real thing…hell, i’ve stopped rolling certain things for the same reason. ;)
I just found out TBS was broadcasting the game -all right! (Don’t get to see the Yanks much in R.I. – unless they’re playing you-know-who.)
I prefer a pipe over cigar (cheaper). That’s what I used to smoke. Even had a patched smoking jacket. It probably wasn’t as cool as I thought it was, but man it was good. My girlfriend back then used to love to just hang around because it smelled so good.
I only quit because cancer runs in my family (both parents and two grandparents) and I don’t want to help the odds of it getting me.
Swisher’s bat looks slow…
My grandfather smoked a pipe and it did smell awesome…I have several pipes, but there is a decidedly different aroma coming from those…
I just need to stop. It’s the right thing to do. Period.
.135.. with 6 home runs.. on May 1. That’s a bugs bunny stat.
Dammit, don’t rob Jorge.
Posada got robbed…at least he didn’t K I guess…
Ivan back out for the 7th?
The Rays are up on the Angels…
Yep…Nova back out…
Good decision, krueg. My only vices nowaday are a good quality beer and some Maker’s Mark.
Speaking of a good quality beer, it’s a good time for one now.
Can’t buy beer here on Sunday. I would have to drive to the next town…i hate TN.
I’ve always liked John MacDonald. Quiet, unassuming, wizardly with the glove…
Where at in TN? My last gf was from Chattanooga. She took me to an awesome bluegrass festival.
Memphis. Literally the worst city in America.
I feel safer at my mother’s apartment at 135th and 5th in Harlem.
I don’t know Frederick Kreug — the Acela doesn’t stop there does it?? Where would you catch it?
Nice well-deserved hand for Nova.
Great job Ivan Nova!!! You are looking good kid!!!
No, I would have to drive to DC to catch it…but MARC does run from Frederick to DC from what I have read…
Nova’s out. Good outing for him, showing some toughness.
Robertson in…he’s from Alabama and they got lit up by those storms last week. Total devastation. Really scary stuff…
Close one Cervelli…
Allright, Robertson. Have a better outing than last time. Much better.
Davis is gonna be a problem on the bases. Cerveilli is no good at stopping runners.
And he steals as I type. I doubt they’ll risk him trying to take 3rd.
Yeah the MARC does but I’d probably catch it to Baltimore if heading north to NY anyway, rather than going south to DC… When I lived in DC I used to go to Bowie Baysox games in Bowie, MD (Baltimore’s AA team) – pretty close to Frederick I think and minor league games are a blast. And Camden Yards is beautiful if you haven’t had a chance to catch a game there yet.
Big out. Now Bautista. I agree with Boomer, gotta go after him. You can’t put the tying run on.
Yeah, I have to get a feel for the area if we end up there but the great thing about Frederick is the central location…not too far to drive home to Buffalo either. I think Frederick has a minor league team too? But we would go to many Yankee games in Baltimore. I mapped it the other day and it’s about an hour minus traffic…
Or have the tying run come to the plate, I should say.
A walk is better than a HR…
Ouch. Lost him.
Tying run is up. Logan is up.
Does a crappy lefty pitcher count as a “lefty specialist”?
Yep. Meanwhile Marte and Feliciano are chilling in a hot tub somewhere…sigh.
Yeah, having Feliciano would be great right now.
While I would have prefered Robertson, I do not question Girardi on bullpen management. He has a great touch with building up the confidence of a good diversity of pitchers which seems to pay off every year down the stretch…
Pinch run for Bautista???
Lucky stop by Logan.
That was all instinct. Haha.
BEHIND THE BACK MAGIC!!!!! HUGE!!!!!
Joba or Soriano for the 8th? I hope it’s Joba.
Gardner to lead off.
Meanwhile, Felix Hernandez has struck out 10 Sox through 6 innings.
And the Mariners have tied the game against Jenks. Wow. The Mariners are threatening to sweep the Sox. In Fenway. Unreal.
I can’t wait until we get him… ;)
The Angels have tied it up with the Rays…
The Sox have no excuse to be struggling like this. I haven’t been following the buzz in Boston, are they calling for Tito’s head yet?
Leadoff walk. Time for larceny.
I loved it when Gardner walks
Gardner’s looking like an on base machine again. Another bunt coming from Francisco?
Let him steal first…THEN bunt…
Yep. Showing bunt.
I don’t know Dusty – maybe AlexDYF can tell us – if he’s in RI he probably gets NESN…I assume Tito has build himself to be pretty bullet-proof by now. Maybe if the Sox are still playing like this come July. It is hard to believe that degree of underperfomance for this long. But again, they are down by 5 games and it’s only May 1. If the Yanks could have done what Cleveland is doing to Minnesota (another team I feel is underperforming) I’d feel a lot better, but 5 game spreads this early in the season are just not that difficult to surmount.
Too predictable. Gardner didn’t have a good beat on the pitcher. He had a good move to first.
Who cares about them!!! ;)
I have been debating doing a post on Jeter. I frankly don’t want to invite the pile-on. And part of me is still hoping he will turn this all around. But it’s just getting hard. I honestly can’t recall the last well-struck line-drive I’ve seen off his bat.
Yeah, it’s just weak ground ball after weak ground ball.
Jeter on first with the K.
Jeter gets on base by a HBP and now by pure hussle on a wild-pitch-stikeout. Jeez. Having said that, I bet you 99% of the players in this league don’t beat it out, even those that are faster than Jeter.
…and the tornado sirens begin.
The Captain is saving his bullets for October…that’s what I keep telling myself.
There is some sign of hope. Jeter isn’t striking out much (only 9 so far. 10 with the one we just saw). So he’s making contact, just not solid contact. Maybe he needs to sit for a few games and work on mechanics. It worked for Grandy last year.
Wow Krueg – stay safe man.
Thanks brother…not too much you can do about a tornado, they either get you or they don’t…
Hey we’ve broken 200 comments on a lazy Sunday gamer…nice…
Yeah, stay safe.
Yeah – have any of them been close??
WOO HOO!!! We rule.
THe sirens went off for now. They are so unnerving.
Not really, We have crazy flooding and wind…but none have touched down near my town thankfully.
I haven’t heard anything about Francona’s status, at least not yet. Although, I have to echo Krueg’s comment . . . who gives a sh–
Oh, and unbelievable amounts of thunder and lightning…it looks like the worst of it is going to be North of us…which also means my satellite should be good!
I bet. Have never heard them, myself. Hurricanes are more our thing. Though we’ve been lucky the past ten years, they’ve only grazed us.
Soriano is in.
Soriano. Let’s hope the calendar page-turn does him well…
Boomer is talking about how tough it is for Soriano to go from closer to set up man.
Shut up, Boomer.
All right Brett!
I was in 7 hurricanes between college in Wilmington and living in Tampa…i prefer hurricanes to tornados. You have ample warning and usually, unless you live close to the coast, you are in good shape…
From Sterling’s call – which is like saying “from the sound of my last fart” in terms of both relevance and pleasantness – Soriano lucked out on that first out.
Great catch Brett!!!
I don’t know what happened to my comment about Francona but I don’t see it above – anyway I haven’t heard anything about his status.
Yeah, having lived through a couple hurricanes but never a tornado, I’d have to say the same — the uncertain randomness of tornadoes is pretty freaky.
Yeah, Hurricanes don’t surprise you unless you live in under a rock or are just an idiot.
I do live on the coast, but the Hurricanes we’ve had the last few years have done nothing but make the surf really good.
It was a good, running over-the-shoulder catch IH…
I see your Francona comment Dusty — at 3:52…
Should have been 3 and 1, instead the umpire misses the clear strike and has Soriano give up a walk.
Walk but ball 4 was a strike…
Another hold for Sori!!!
1-2-3 inning. Nicely done Soriano. If the Yankis don’t tack any on Mo will have a shot at yet another save. He is collecting them fast and furious this season. Having said that, I’d be thrilled with plenty of tack-ons right here.
Oops – missed the walk. Guess it wasn’t 1-2-3…
Yeah, give Mo a day off with about 3-4 runs this inning…
King Felix out. Boston’s odds of winning just shot up considerably.
Brutal ARod. I think he and Cam are having bedroom issues.
Why is cano out???? Do I even want to know?
I don’t think they mentioned it IH???
I recognize 4 names in Tampa Bay’s starting lineup. Do those guys never run out of talent to call up from the minors?
Rivera is on so he can keep up his pace for 90 innings. Geez.
It’s hard to run out of talent when you pick #1 overall for 20 straight years and the teams you are playing against pay your salary for you…it’s amazing they weren’t better sooner.
Yeah Dusty – Tampa has a knack for that. And every big name that left Tampa last year is sucking for the new teams for which they are now playing. Seriously – like 4 or 5 of them.
Hasn’t Mo had a stretch each of the last few seasons where he blew a couple saves in a row? And every year they talk about his imminent demise. God, I hate the media sometimes.
Mo is ridiculously efficient. We are so spoiled.
Yep. Every year.
He hasn’t blown two in a row for at least 3 years and I think longer. But yes, he has a stretch every year (and I think fairly early in the year usually like this year) where he struggles a bit.
OK! Nice game guys.
YANKEES WIN….THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!
Another series in the books.
Great game but an even better chat! It’s been fun boys!!!
Mo does it again. Yanks hit a couple HRs, their starter does better than was expected at the start of the year, and Mo nails it down. Story of the young season so far.
Yanks seal the deal. Easy 1,2,3 for Mo.
Until next game…
Catch you guys later. I’m gonna check in on Boston-Seattle before crashing…see ya.