Whoops.. I’m Late To The Early Start: Rangers-Yanks Gamer

The Yankees have signed 32-year-old Brian Gordon who opted out of his minor league contract with the Phillies. He starts against the only team with whom he’s had big-league action — he had three relief appearances in 2007 for Texas — while his former club sends C.J. Wilson. The action has already commenced. Comment away.

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  • Brian Gordon = greatest pitcher of all time!!!!

    krueg June 16, 2011, 2:07 pm
  • I’m loving how Gordon is just pounding the strike zone: 39 pitches, 31 strikes.
    Efficiency is underrated. I’ll leave a spot open on my team for a guy like that any day.

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 2:08 pm
  • He looks confident…I like that. Well, I only got to watch the first two innings but so far so good! Aaron Small anyone???

    krueg June 16, 2011, 2:10 pm
  • 4 scoreless innings…3 hits…nice…

    krueg June 16, 2011, 2:12 pm
  • I have a stupid meeting now…

    krueg June 16, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • I had to look that one up, krueg. But I remember him now. Good reference.

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • Dude got out of bases loaded with one out and Young/Beltre coming up giving up only 1 run. It’s strange seeing the Texas cap on his head in the Gamecast box next to the batters he is facing in Texas caps…
    It is a great story for him though you know? How pyshcued he must be after all these years of toiling and not quite breaking through. Now he is pitching in the cathedral :) – and doing OK with it so far…

    IronHorse (YF) June 16, 2011, 2:39 pm
  • Great story…hopefully they get him some runs and a win!!! Looks like the Rags got a couple while I was meeting with our CEO.
    I don’t know if any of you are CEO’s, maybe IH, but they are not human in my experience. WAY TOO excited and positive.

    krueg June 16, 2011, 2:46 pm
  • 2-2 on a HIP HIP RBI DOUBLE!!!
    And then Noesi puts up a zero…looked like from gamecast there was a pretty sweet 3rd to 1st DP in there.
    Noesi has looked pretty good.

    krueg June 16, 2011, 3:18 pm
  • my title at work, sadly, is, in fact, ceo. Though my title at home is – I believe – punching bag, at least for my 3- and 4 year-olds…so it all evens out….

    IronHorse (YF) June 16, 2011, 3:56 pm
  • Bunting was so dumb in that situation. Now pinch-hitting with A-Rod is useless and sets up the double play.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:01 pm
  • Bases loaded…1 out…bottom 9th…
    Curtis time.
    I am certain you are one of the good ones IH!!! (too funny that you are though)

    krueg June 16, 2011, 4:05 pm
  • K. Lame.
    Up to Tex.

    krueg June 16, 2011, 4:07 pm
  • bases loaded = zero runs.
    How many times has THAT happened this season…brutal.

    krueg June 16, 2011, 4:09 pm
  • I feel like the Yankees lead the league in blown bases-loaded situations.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:10 pm
  • Hmm, gutsy move by Girardi, pitching Rivera an extra inning.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:11 pm
  • Rivera is the man.
    Please score a run this inning. The Yankees don’t have anymore bullpen.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:16 pm
  • Please score a run this inning.
    yes, please????

    krueg June 16, 2011, 4:17 pm
  • Shit. A double ticketed to the corner, with Gardner going, would have won the game. But Beltre bobbles and catches it. That sucks.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:29 pm
  • Brian Gordon + Hector Noesi + Cody Wade = #28

    krueg June 16, 2011, 4:39 pm
  • Yankees are hitting line drives all over, they’re just getting caught. Just hit it where they can’t catch it! In the seats!

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:44 pm
  • Cory Wade throws nothing but changeups to Hamilton, and Hamilton takes the bait.
    You can always, always, always find right-handed relief options. Stuff it Levine.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 4:52 pm
  • Hey, you guys can thank my sister’s ex-boyfriend for the in tonight.

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 5:06 pm
  • win*

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 5:07 pm
    The CEO and senior managers headed for the airport…krueg sneaks out the back and gets home JUST in time to see Gardner’s hit. Awesome.

    krueg June 16, 2011, 5:08 pm
  • Your sister dated Brett Gardner?

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 5:09 pm
  • That Gardner sure is a whore… ;)

    krueg June 16, 2011, 5:12 pm
  • Yeah, in early high school. He was kind of a douche then. Not in a mean way, but in a bratty way. You know…farting and showing off his boogers.
    His dad actually played in the minors, but suffered some sort of career ending injury. I think it was a shoulder. Good man, though.

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 5:15 pm
  • I mean, 14 and 15 year olds will do that kind of thing. I did, although I certainly wasn’t able to attract the attention of any girl.
    But that’s pretty cool…does she keep in touch with him? Although “hey remember when you were a douche and showed me your boogers” isn’t exactly a great way to stay in contact.

    AndrewYF June 16, 2011, 5:22 pm
  • Yeah, at high school reunions and whatnot. I think their grade had only about 30 people in it (small private school in a small rural town).

    DustyDrB - YF June 16, 2011, 7:52 pm
  • Lowrie left after 1 AB with shoulder tightness; Dan Hoard Tweets that Drew Sutton was pulled after one inning in P’tucket. Jed to DL, I’d bet.

    Buchholz left after 6 with lower back tightness; lets hope he isn’t DL bound, too. But with Andrew Miller en route, that might not be a problem.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 16, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • Sox win, 4-2.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 16, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Burying the overrated Rays…works for me!

    krueg June 16, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • Going 8-1 through a non-Oriole AL East road trip…

    Devine June 17, 2011, 12:24 am
  • Lowrie to the DL might be a blessing in disguise. He’s been a whole lot of nothing with the bat for two months.

    AndrewYF June 17, 2011, 5:04 am
  • Lowrie to the DL might be a blessing in disguise. He’s been a whole lot of nothing with the bat for two months.
    I suspect these are related. Since injuring his shoulder, Lowrie has been epically bad at the plate (.128/.190/205). Before that, he had been .247/.309/.351 since April 28. Not terrific, but more in line with a slump or correction from his blazing-hot start.

    Paul SF June 17, 2011, 9:48 am

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